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Gears of War 4 runs beautifully on Xbox One, even better on PC

Gears of War was undoubtedly one of the most influential franchises of the Xbox 360 era. Originally developed by Epic Games, those blockbuster releases helped make Unreal 3 the go-to engine for the previous generation. But now that Microsoft owns the series, and a Vancouver-based studio dubbed “The Coalition” has taken the reins, many die-hard fans have been biting their ...

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Oculus unveils AMD-powered VR-capable $500 PCs, debuts ‘asynchronous spacewarp’ tech

At its Oculus Connect event today, Oculus announced a new set of $ 500 systems designed for fast, smooth VR at a much lower price point. When the Oculus Rift launched this year, Oculus’ official minimum recommendation was an 900 system running a GTX 970. Today, the company described a new technology it’s invented, asynchronous spacewarp, that allowed it to ...

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New details on Nintendo’s mini-NES point to gorgeous graphics, but very short cables

Ever since Nintendo announced it would offer a pint-sized mini-NES with 30 classic games pre-loaded, there’s been a significant groundswell of interest from nostalgic gamers. New information and side-by-side playthroughs suggest that the micro-console offers better graphics than even Nintendo’s own Virtual Console on the Wii U. The video below is courtesy of YouTube channel GameXplain, which compares multiple mini-NES ...

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Early impressions of Civilization VI are a mixed bag

After a disappointing showing with 2014’s Civilization: Beyond Earth, Firaxis Games is returning to the classic Civ formula. In Civilization VI, you’ll pick a society to control, build a nation from scratch, and ultimately work towards world domination in one way or the other. If you’ve played Civ games before, you almost certainly know what you’re getting into here. It ...

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No Man’s Sky is now under investigation for false advertising

The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority announced it’s investigating the way No Man’s Sky has been advertised on Steam. Regulators from the ASA have examined the game’s Steam page and, based on the information presented there, compiled a list of ways that No Man’s Sky gameplay deviates from what the company’s advertising copy promises. Rock Paper Shotgun has details on the ...

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Rumors hint Nvidia, Apple may get back together

For the last few years, Apple has been an AMD-only shop. Graphics may not be a core area that Apple focuses on — OpenGL support in the latest version of macOS remains stuck in 4.1 territory). But it does include discrete graphics cards in several of its MacBook Pro and iMac products, as well as in all of the Mac Pro ...

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Oculus founder Palmer Luckey confirmed as anonymous backer behind pro-Trump memes

Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR who sold the company to Facebook in 2014 for $ 2 billion, has been confirmed as the major financial backer behind a pro-Donald Trump group called Nimble America. Nimble America, in its own words, is a “social welfare 501(c)4 non-profit dedicated to shitposting in real life.” The DailyBeast broke the story and confirmed with ...

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No one’s playing No Man’s Sky, as developer remains silent and players flee the franchise

When No Man’s Sky launched in August, it was already clear that the game would primarily appeal to a niche audience. The title’s lead designer and head of developer Hello Games, Sean Murray, has been blasted for promising the game would include features that didn’t actually ship. Not long after launch, Murray and Hello Games went radio-silent as players began ...

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