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PlayStation 5 coming in 2020, analyst predicts

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day ago

Surprising nobody, Sony is indeed making the next PlayStation console...but when will it come out? Analysts and experts all have different theories, but the most recent prediction is 2020.

 

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According to The NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella, Sony should launch its next-gen PlayStation system sometime in 2020, giving the PS4 a substantial 6-year plus lifecycle. "2020 is what I have in my forecast. The data suggest there's no need to do it earlier. But I've been surprised before so I'm as interested in this as anyone," NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella told Gamingbolt.

 

Despite the recent executive shake-up with current Sony President Kazuo Hirai leaving the position in March 2018, the company should announce its next mid-year plan at the end of its Fiscal Year 2017 timeline. This plan typically outlines the next few years of its business sectors, including the massively lucrative PlayStation brand, so based on the figures and quotes we may get some big hints on the new console's release.

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Papers Please short film highlights rigors of Arstotzka

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day ago

The short film on Lucas Pope's "dystopian document thriller" is out, and it's absolutely fantastic.

 

 

Papers Please just got its first mini-film adaptation, and the 10-minute video faithfully recreates the true gritty, tough-as-nails decision-making that's involved in the indie game. As an inspector on the border of Arstotzka, it's your responsibility to thoroughly vet would-be visitors and immigrants who want to enter the country. This job is harrowing because everyone has a different story; sometimes you'll have to say no to a mother or a wife simply because she doesn't have the right papers. Other times you give in and let them slide through, only to have them blow up an embassy in a terrorist attack.

 

All in all the film is fantastic and does a great job bringing the dirty, thankless job to life in all of its bleak glory. Be sure to check it out, and maybe fire up the game after watching the video just to see how good--or rusty--your inspector skills have gotten.

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GPUz v2.8.0 released, lots of goodies as usual

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: 1 day, 1 hour ago

I don't know an enthusiast who doesn't know what GPUz is, and in my workflow it's used daily, but now TechPowerUp releasing GPUz v2.8.0 that includes a huge list of improvements.

 

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The team has worked on driver crash issues for AMD's new Raven Ridge GPUs, with new GPUs like the Radeon RX 460 Mobile, RX 560 Mobile, RX 570 Mobile, RX 580 Mobile, RX 550 based on Baffin LE now supported under GPUz v2.8.0. For the change log on GPUz v2.8.0:

 

  • Fixed crashes and other issues on AMD Ryzen Raven Ridge
  • Added DXVA 2.0 hardware decoder info to Advanced Tab
  • "Disable sensor" menu item now properly called "Hide"
  • Improved VRAM usage monitoring on AMD
  • Improved rendering performance of NVIDIA PerfCap sensor
  • Improved AMD power limit reporting in Advanced Panel
  • "MemVendor" is now included in XML dump output
  • Fixed NVIDIA PerfCap sensor drawing outside its area
  • Fixed "BIOS reading not supported" error on NVIDIA, on some motherboards
  • Fixed HBM memory type detection in Advanced Tab on Fury X
  • Fixed temperature misreadings on Vega
  • Fixed "Digital Signature" label getting truncated on some hidpi screens
  • Added support for RX 460 Mobile, RX 560 Mobile, RX 570 Mobile, RX 580 Mobile, RX 550 based on Baffin LE

 

You can download GPUz v2.8.0 here.

Warcraft III updated, includes 16:9 support and HEAPS MORE

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 13 hours ago

Blizzard has surprised Warcraft III players with a huge update to their RTS that was released all the way back in 2002, and while there have been annual patches, this new patch delivers a lot of new stuff.

 

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Warcraft III's new patch includes huge adjustments for the heroes, adds 16:9 widescreen support, and more. Blizzard are lining Warcraft III right next to Overwatch for eSports in the future, with the developer announcing the Warcraft III Invitational for February 27 at 1PM PT and February 28 at 11AM PT.

 

The full list of updates for Warcraft III can be found here.

NVIDIA to launch new GeForce GTX series during GTC 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 day, 15 hours ago

I've just gotten off the phone with a well-placed source in the industry who has told me that NVIDIA will indeed be launching a new GeForce GTX series at GTC 2018.

 

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During NVIDIA's own GPU Technology Conference we should see the company launch the GeForce GTX 2080 and GTX 2070, although the naming scheme on them could change. We could see the GTX 1180 and GTX 1170, which wouldn't surprise me. Inside, the card will be running a refreshed Ampere architecture that should have even more power under the hood, as well as improved power efficiency over Pascal.

 

NVIDIA should be launching their new cards in late-April or early-May. NVIDIA traditionally hosts an Editor's Day to unveil their new GeForce graphics cards, but my source said this is being shifted around to GTC 2018.

 

NVIDIA will be detailing a new GPU architecture during GTC 2018 according to my source, which would have to be something completely new that succeeds Volta. Ampere shouldn't be something NVIDIA would call a "new architecture", so this is where the new Turing GPU architecture comes into play. All of these stories are coming together and forming a very exciting picture.

 

I'll be at GTC 2018 this year bringing you everything from the show itself, live.

Final Fantasy XV DLC continues into 2019

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 1 hour ago

Final Fantasy XV's DLC schedule will extend into next year, further illustrating Square Enix's long-term business model for the game.

 

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According to a recent interview with Dengeki Online, FFXV game director Hajime Tabata says the game's forthcoming four DLC episodes will be spaced out to end in 2019, with three packs launching in 2018 and the last expansion releasing next year. The decision to release a fourth DLC came during the development of Episode Ardyn, where the team drew inspiration from the in-game world to squeeze out more content.

 

More expansions could follow in the future especially with the Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition coming soon. Revamped with a resurgence of buyers and players with the PC flavor, Square Enix could continue rolling out new updates for the foreseeable future especially with mod support and the Comrades online multiplayer mode expected to keep players engaged.

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IBM's Watson AI might be coming to a game near you

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 3 hours ago

AI is weird, but seemingly useful technology that can either be a boon or a bane to humanity depending on how it's used. But the best use for it? Helping make video games, of course.

 

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IBM and Unity have teamed up to bring the former's Watson AI tech to the latter's game-powering toolhouse, a post on the Unity 3D Blog reveals. But what exactly can Watson offer game devs, specifically? The potential uses include strong speech recognition for more interactive experiences, visual recognition to do the very same, both of which can help AR and VR mature.

 

"IBM and Unity are launching the IBM Watson Unity SDK on the Unity Asset Store, enabling developers to easily integrate Watson cloud services into their Unity applications such as visual recognition, speech to text, and language classification. The SDK makes it easy for developers to take advantage of modern AI techniques through a set of cloud-based services," reads the post.

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Sonic movie set for 2019

By: Derek Strickland | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 2 days, 5 hours ago

SEGA has ironed out a release date for the Sonic movie...and yes, it's live action with CG elements.

 

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The Sonic film will release November 15, 2019, SEGA has revealed, and Paramount Pictures has signed an agreement to co-produce the movie along with the games-maker. The blue blur's inaugural flick will meld live action (please no) with predictable CGI features and SEGA's in-house MARZA animation studio is spear-heading the project in a key way.

 

Interestingly enough SEGA and Paramount have secured outside talent including Neal H. Moritz who worked on the Fast and the Furious series, director Jeff Fowler, and executive producer Tim Miller who directed the Deadpool movie.

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Xbox saves work with Final Fantasy XV on PC

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 7 hours ago

In a bid to maximize sales and exposure, Square Enix has enabled some nifty features for Final Fantasy XV's PC version--including cross-play and cross-saves between Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One consoles.

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If you're an Xbox owner who plans on double-dipping with Final Fantasy XV on PC then Square Enix has a nice surprise in store: you won't have to start over from scratch. The publisher confirms that saves between FFXV on Xbox One and the Windows Edition are compatible, but only if you buy the game from the Microsoft Store.

 

The game's online Comrades multiplayer mode will also support cross-play between the two systems to add in a nice little touch of cross-platform action. "The save data from the Windows 10 version of FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION is compatible with the Xbox One version of FINAL FANTASY XV. In addition, a post-launch update for FINAL FANTASY XV WINDOWS EDITION will enable Windows 10 and Xbox One cross play for FINAL FANTASY XV MULTIPLAYER EXPANSION: COMRADES," Square Enix wrote in a press release.

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Luigi's Balloon World/new outfits for Super Mario Odyssey

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 14 hours ago

Following up on the update that I found yesterday that was coming to Super Mario Odyssey, we now have Luigi's Balloon World as a new mini-game as well as a bunch of new outfits.

 

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The update follows an image that was released yesterday giving vague details of what we should of expected today. Alas that suspense has subsided, we now have Luigi's Balloon World as an available mini-game to play after the main story of Super Mario Odyssey is completed.

 

Bundled in with this update is also a bunch of new outfits for Mario, these include as follows: Musician Hat & Outfit, Sunshine Shades & Outfit, and Knight Helmet & Armor. All of these outfits have been added to the post-game shop.

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