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The Witness, Nioh get PS4 Pro upgrades, show how developers can use Sony’s updated console

With the official launch of the PS4 Pro less than a week away, we’ve started to hear how developers will use the increased horsepower available to improve existing titles. Sony has released a list of all the games that’ll formally support the PS4 Pro at launch, but we’ve got some specific information about how indie hit The Witness and the ...

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Comparing Skyrim: Enhanced Edition with the classic version

Now that Skyrim: Enhanced Edition has hit shelves, plenty of people are going to be checking to see whether a five-year-old game is worth playing for the first time or generally good enough to justify a second playthrough. Special Edition is free if you own all of the Skyrim DLC and $ 39.99 if you don’t (the new game contains ...

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The PS4 Pro’s chief architect shares surprising details on the system’s architecture (Updated)

Update (10/26/2016): When I wrote this story, I based it on the Verge’s coverage and statements regarding the capabilities of the PS4 Pro. Eurogamer’s discussion on the same topic with Mark Cerny contains more information and much clearer quotes. Based on his statements, it seems clear that the GPU inside the PlayStation 4 Pro is based on Polaris, which is ...

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Apple built its own custom GPU core starting with the iPhone 6 — and nobody noticed

Apple’s path from licensing standard ARM cores to building its own CPU design was well-documented, starting with the company’s decision to purchase PA Semi in April 2008. Its GPU cores, in contrast, have been broadly assumed to be licensed from Imagination Technologies. According to a new report, however, Apple has been building its own GPU cores for years — it’s ...

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PSVR hands on: a week with Sony’s virtual reality headset

The PlayStation VR ($ 399) has been out in the wild for about a week now, and I’ve been busy giving it a thorough workout. Since my headset arrived last Thursday, I’ve spent countless hours fixing cars, golfing, defusing bombs, and leaning perilously over the virtual abyss. With a few days of VR exploration under my belt, I’ve emerged from ...

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Nvidia GTX 1050 Ti, 1050 outed, priced — and built by Samsung

Nvidia will launch its GTX 1050 Ti and GTX 1050 next week, pushing its 14nm Pascal hardware into lower price points and presumably offering some tough competition for AMD’s Polaris family. The GTX 1050 Ti will be a 768-core card, with 4GB of RAM, a 128-bit memory interface, 48 texture units, and 32 ROPS, while the GTX 1050 is a ...

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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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