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 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,28 2015 - all 
Update On PC Version Of Batman: Arkham Knight - briefly
(hx) 07:12 AM EDT - Jun,28 2015 - Post a comment
Rocksteady has released a list of things they are working on in an attempt to get Batman: Arkham Knight to a playable state.

Below is the list of the key areas where we are dedicating our resources to improve the experience for our loyal fans:

  • Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu

  • Fix for low resolution texture bug

  • Improve overall performance and framerate hitches

  • Add more options to the graphics settings menu

  • Improvements to hard drive streaming and hitches

  • Address full screen rendering bug on gaming laptop

  • Improvements to system memory and VRAM usage

  • NVIDIA SLI bug fixes

  • Enabling AMD Crossfire

  • NVIDIA and AMD updated drivers

While we work on improving performance, we will also continue to make interim patches available to address issues for those still playing the game on PC. The first patch is being released now and the updates include:

  • Fixed a crash that was happening for some users when exiting the game

  • Fixed a bug which disabled rain effects and ambient occlusion. We are actively looking into fixing other bugs to improve this further

  • Corrected an issue that was causing Steam to re-download the game when verifying the integrity of the game cache through the Steam client

  • Fixed a bug that caused the game to crash when turning off Motion Blur in BmSystemSettings.ini. A future patch will enable this in the graphics settings menu

We would like to thank our fans for their patience and invaluable feedback. We will continue to monitor and listen for any additional issues.

Update: Warner Bros. and Rocksteady Studios have released the first patch (v1.1) for the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight!
 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,27 2015 - all
NVIDIA GeForce 353.38 Hotfix Driver - tech
(hx) 07:56 PM EDT - Jun,27 2015 - Post a comment
NVIDIA has released a hotfix driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, this new driver fixes the Chrome Crashes/Freezes/TDRs that various users have reported, as well as the delays when starting or switching apps & games with GSYNC enabled.

This driver, version 353.38, iis a GeForce Hot Fix driver, version 353.38 that addresses the following issues:

  • Chrome Crashes/Freezes/TDRs
  • Delays when starting or switching apps & games with GSYNC enabled

A GeForce driver is an incredibly complex piece of software, with more lines of code than the entire Windows OS. We have an army of software engineers constantly adding features and fixing bugs. These changes are checked into the main driver branches, which are eventually run through a massive QA process and released.

Since we have so many changes being checked in, we usually try to align driver releases with significant game or product releases. This process has served us pretty well over the years but it has one significant weakness. Sometimes a change that is important to many users might end up sitting and waiting until we are able to release the driver.

The GeForce Hotfix driver is our way to trying to get some of these fixes out to you more quickly. These drivers are basically the same as the previous released version, with a small number of additional targeted fixes. The fixes that make it in are based in part on your feedback in the Driver Feedback threads and partly on how realistic it is for us to quickly address them. These fixes (and many more) will be incorporated into the next official driver release, at which time the Hotfix driver will be taken down.

To be sure, these Hotfix drivers are beta, optional and provided as-is. They are run through a much abbreviated QA process. The sole reason they exist is to get fixes out to you more quickly. The safest option is to wait for the next WHQL certified driver. But we know that many of you are willing to try these out.

These HotFix drivers represent a lot of additional work by our engineering teams, I hope they provide value for you. We’ll try it out and see if people like the idea and want us to continue.

Weekend game, movie, hardware deals - briefly
(hx) 06:24 AM EDT - Jun,27 2015 - Post a comment
Here's a selection of this weekend's PC / Blue-ray movies, hardware deals. 
Mad Max Angry Interview - interview
(hx) 06:08 AM EDT - Jun,27 2015 - Post a comment
AngryJoe Interviews for the upcoming Mad Max Video Games form WB Games, will it be like the movie? What can players expect? How hard will it be to find gas? WITNESS MEEE!!!!!

Hitman Angry Interview - interview
(hx) 05:16 AM EDT - Jun,27 2015 - Post a comment
AngryJoe Interviews for the upcoming Hitman Reboot! What exactly is it? An evolving game over the next couple of years? How will it work? Find out!

Killing Floor 2 E3 2015 Trailer - movie
(hx) 05:12 AM EDT - Jun,27 2015 - Post a comment
KILLING FLOOR 2 is developed and published by Tripwire Interactive for the PC and is available now on Steam Early Access.

During their appearance at last week's inaugural PC Gaming Show at E3, Tripwire Interactive proudly announced that new updates are on the way for their co-op sci-fi horror FPS game, KILLING FLOOR 2 which is available now on Steam Early Access. The Tripwire team has been hard at work creating fresh new content and continuously fine-tuning KILLING FLOOR 2 with the support of vast community feedback. Footage of recently made user-maps hand-selected from the modding community using the game' SDK tools are also featured in this all-new trailer as a token of Tripwire's appreciation for their continued commitment and creativity.

There is no shortage of Zeds in sight, as fans and players can expect plenty of regular updates to come in the near future, including the free Incinerate 'N Detonate content pack which will add 50% more content to game than the initial Early Access launch. KILLING FLOOR 2 players can also be rest-assured that their stats from Early Access will not be reset. More news on these updates, including the Incinerate 'N Detonate content pack, will be made in the near future.

Tripwire also gave fans a first look at some brand new cutting-edge gore technology, powered by NVIDIA’s PhysX Flex, which will soon be integrated into KILLING FLOOR 2. This new tech will showcase even more hyper-realistic physics effects, allowing advanced fluidity and interaction between all of the moving parts (and yes, this includes organs and intestines).
ULTIMA Series - A Look Back + Memories - briefly
(hx) 05:09 AM EDT - Jun,27 2015 - Post a comment / read (3)
The ULTIMA series consisted of 9 main games released from 1981 to 1999 and was an extremely influential Computer RPG series that is still remembered fondly today.

 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,26 2015 - all
The Division - Deep Inside the Dark Zone - movie
(hx) 06:19 PM EDT - Jun,26 2015 - Post a comment
UbiBlog has posted a new trailer for The Division, Ubisoft's upcoming Tom Clancy shooter. The trailer includes gameplay footage and a developer interview. The Division is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on March 8, and you can guarantee access to its beta by pre-ordering.

Angela Bassett in Rainbow Six Siege - interview
(hx) 06:15 PM EDT - Jun,26 2015 - Post a comment
UbiBlog has posted a new trailer talking with Angela Barrett about her role as Six in Rainbow Six Siege, the next installment in the specops series. The clip alternates between the live interview with the actress and gameplay footage, some of which features her character, making for a nice trip through the uncanny valley.

BATTLEBORN - E3 Gameplay Demo - preview
(hx) 05:23 PM EDT - Jun,26 2015 - Post a comment
Gearbox Software has released the E3 2015 demo of its team-based online shooter, Battleborn.

Battleborn will releases this winter on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Mors Demo / Short Gameplay - Scary :D - preview
(hx) 05:04 PM EDT - Jun,26 2015 - Post a comment
A short gameplay of the upcoming game The Mors on Steam.
There is not much you can say about this game since I played the demo and the game isn't released yet. The good thing is that the game is scary, has good intense music, specially on the scary parts. For this kind of game, the gameplay is O.K.

You have to work your way out of this old haunted mine, collecting letters, maps, matches to light candles while you lurking around, because its pitch black without light. Also, you can use your no-service cell phone light, this game keeps you busy.

Another interesting thing is that, the gameplay changes every time you play.
Why Fallout 4 Doesn't Have Multiplayer - briefly
(hx) 05:00 PM EDT - Jun,26 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
Fallout is one of those series where people never begged for multiplayer. It was more like "Wouldn't it be cool if Fallout had multiplayer?" Well, game director Todd Howard for the upcoming Fallout 4 was thinking the exact same thing, but came away convinced multiplayer wasn't right for the experience.
"Believe it or not, every time we do a game we design a multiplayer mode just to see what we would do," Fallout 4 director Todd Howard told Mashable at E3 2015.

Howard and his team sit down and figure out what multiplayer might look like for the game they're working on. Pre-production is the best time to do that. Before anyone starts to do serious coding or content creation, concepts and mechanics are written down on paper and discussed. Multiplayer is always in the conversation at Bethesda.

"Then we go, 'Yup, we shouldn't do that. That's an awesome idea that is way too distracting from the main thing we want to do, which is single player,'" Howard said matter-of-factly. "I could see ways it would work, but development-wise, they're very different experiences."
Rocksteady & NVIDIA Working Like Crazy - briefly
(hx) 04:55 PM EDT - Jun,26 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
After the suspension of Batman: Arkham Knight's PC sales, Rocksteady and NVIDIA decided to jump in and work like crazy in order to fix this mess. As both companies noted, their engineers and developers are doing their best to fix it, though there is still no ETA for when this new, updated version will hit Steam. As Sefton Hill, Game Director and co-founder at Rocksteady Games claimed:
Totally supported decision to suspend PC version. We have our best engineers at Rocksteady working like crazy to help fix the issues ASAP.
 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,25 2015 - all
Bombshell E3 2015 Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 09:26 PM EDT - Jun,25 2015 - Post a comment
There's a new gunslinger in town and she's your worst nightmare. Check out 3D Realms' latest trailer and screenshots showing 100% in-game footage for their upcoming game, Bombshell. Bombshell will be released in 2015 on PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Fan Pre-Orders Fallout 4 Using Over 2k Bottle Caps - briefly
(hx) 07:07 PM EDT - Jun,25 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Last week an individual named Seth sent Bethesda 7.5 years' worth of bottle caps - that puts the amount somewhere around 2,240 bottle caps. Seth sent Bethesda these bottle caps in hopes of securing a pre-order for Fallout 4. Why bottle caps? Seth wasn't sure what the exchange rate was these days for pre-war dollars to post-war dollars. Seth took his life-savings of bottle caps, packaged them up and sent them to Bethesda in the cardboard brown box you'd expect to see in the mail (with lots of clinking caps). According to an Imgur user, Seth sent Bethesda around $62 if the exchange rate for in-game Fallout cash applied -- that would make it enough bottle caps for a game. The Global Community Lead at Bethesda, Matt Grandstaff has been met with an office that smells like beer and boxes of bottle caps. Seth's payment has been received by Bethesda, but the question remains -- what will Bethesda do?
Xbox Live's Free Games With Gold For July - console
(hx) 07:00 PM EDT - Jun,25 2015 - Post a comment
Microsoft is expanding Xbox Live's Games with Gold program. Starting this month, they'll be giving Xbox One owners two new games per month instead of one. Here's what they're giving away on each console in July:
Xbox One
- Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag ($29.99 ERP): Available from July 1-31
- So Many Me ($14.99 ERP): Available from July 16-August 15


Xbox 360 - Plants vs. Zombies ($14.99 ERP): Available from July 1-15
- Gears of War 3 ($19.99 ERP): Available from July 16-31 on Xbox 360
Squad - New Gameplay Videos - movie
(hx) 02:18 PM EDT - Jun,25 2015 - Post a comment
Offworld Industries has revealed vehicle gameplay and ingame strategy videos for Squad so that it can show what's in store for the 100 player PvP tactical shooter. Squad's Kickstarter campaign approaches 200% of the baseline crowdfunding goal (as it has raised so far $374K).



XCOM 2 - E3 2015 Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 02:16 PM EDT - Jun,25 2015 - Post a comment
2K Games has released the E3 2015 gameplay trailer for XCOM 2, in which XCOM soldiers strike back against the alien occupation by sabotaging an ADVENT landmark. The game is coming exclusively to the PC this November.

Pillars of Eternity: Update 2.0 New Features - briefly
(hx) 02:14 PM EDT - Jun,25 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
Obsidian Entertainment has released a new video in which Adam Brennecke, Executive Producer on Pillars of Eternity, talks about new features that we will be introducing in update 2. This new update brings party AI behaviour, solo stealth, spells range indicators and accuracy indicators.

Gears of War Ultimate Edition Trailer (Xbox One) - console
(hx) 03:52 AM EDT - Jun,25 2015 - Post a comment
A new trailer for Gears of War: Ultimate Edition was just released on YouTube. The action this time revolves around the single-player campaign, and things have never looked better on Sera. Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will bring the original Gears of War to Xbox One at 1080p and 60 FPS. Lighting and textures will also show improvement. Alongside technical improvements, the single-player campaign will also feature five new chapters that haven't been experienced before. Picking up a copy of Gears of War: Ultimate Edition will also include access to the Gears of War 4 multiplayer beta that will begin in 2016.

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