Battlefield 4 "Fall Update" overhauls the game
The long-awaited Battlefield 4 fall patch is here, overhauling a very large portion of the game and improving it greatly in the process.
You can expect more fluid player movement, tweaked visual recoil, "netcode" improvements, a new Classic mode (a middleground between Normal and Hardcore), UI tweaks, re-balancing of most aspects of the game, and lots more.
For hands-on impressions, check out our article here, and for the full notes, head here. Grab the patch through Origin.
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Catalyst 14.9 enhances long list of games, Eyefinity, Mantle
AMD has released its Catalyst 14.9 driver.
This is a major release with performance improvements in various circumstances for a long list of games (among them Watch Dogs, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, Batman Arkham Origins, and Murdered), as well as Eyefinity enhancements (mixed resolution support with new options, alignment controls, One Click Setup), Mantle support for Enduro, and more.
Head here for the driver; hit the source for the full notes.
Final Fantasy IV PC Technical Review
Square Enix brings another classic JRPG to PC in the form of Final Fantasy IV. Read our review to find out how it fares in terms of PC features and performance.
Final Fantasy IV PC Technical Review @ Rage3D.com
Interstellar Marines PC Technical Preview
Zero Point Software's PC shooter Interstellar Marines has arrived on Steam Early Access, so we give it a go to see how optimized it is so far.
Interstellar Marines PC Technical Preview @ Rage3D.com
FIFA 15 system requirements, demo released
System requirements for FIFA 15 are out. As you can see below, they're not extremely demanding, but the game looks reasonably good regardless.
Along with the system requirements comes a demo, which you can try out here or directly via Origin.
AMD needs bug reports NOW. (Sep. 12th deadline)
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition PC Technical Review
Capcom Vancouver brings last year's console release to PC at last with Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition. See how it fares in terms of PC features and performance in our PC technical review.
Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition PC Technical Review @ Rage3D.com
AMD Refreshes Its FX CPU Lineup
Today marks the day AMD refreshes its FX CPU lineup for fall 2014, and it is a mixture of new parts and price cuts on already existing processors. According to AMD, it is now easier than ever to build an AMD enthusiast PC capable of delivering high quality immersive gaming experiences, and the newly introduced 95W 8-core processors in the component channel permit many users to upgrade from FX-4 or FX-6 processors to 8-cores at minimal cost. Read more details and find out why AMD believes enthusiasts should take a closer look at its offerings.
AMD Refreshes Its FX CPU Lineup @ Rage3D.com
Ubisoft working on 60fps for The Crew
Some recent miscommunications indicated Ubisoft's racer The Crew would only support 30fps on PC, but the company has recently clarified they're aiming for the all-important 60.
It's encouraging beta testers could force 60 through config file editing; it wasn't an officially supported option at the time because Ubisoft still has optimizing to do before it can put its weight behind it.
Source: PC Gamer
Sims 4 recommend system requirements ask for Core i5, Athlon X4
Last month, the official system requirements for The Sims 4 were released, and proved to be only a small bump over those for the The Sims 3. Somewhat surprisingly, recommended system requirements have now been posted for the game, and they're quite a bit higher than what we first saw.
A Look Inside the Battlefield 4 CTE
DICE Los Angeles have been hard at work for months now on the Battlefield 4 Community Test Environment (CTE), a perpetual beta of sorts for the popular shooter. With the progress they've made, a major patch is soon due for the public version of the game, so we took some hands-on time with the CTE to see how the game is shaping up.
A Look Inside the Battlefield 4 CTE @ Rage3D.com
Catalyst 14.7 RC3 driver released with Watch Dogs perf improvements, 4K improvements
AMD has released its Catalyst 14.7 RC 3 driver today.
With it comes performance improvements for Watch Dogs (for both single and multi-GPU users), and "Display interface enhancements to improve 4k monitor performance and reduce flickering" for 290, 270, and 7800 series users. Finally, you get Crossfire support for Wildstar and performance enhancements for Lichdom under single and multi-GPU setups.
Grab the drivers at the source.
Witcher 3 "Downwarren" gameplay video features excellent facial rendering, better UI
CD Projekt have released a new gameplay video for their upcoming RPG The Witcher 3, in which it's looking as great as ever, in terms of gameplay, visuals, and what appears to be a much better user interface over The Witcher 2. See for yourself below.
Compression hurts the fidelity a lot except for the up-close scenes with heavy facial rendering, so if you like, download the HD version here (1.2 GB), which is much improved.
Ultra Street Fighter IV PC Technical Review
Capcom updates its fighting game frontrunner with the release of Ultra Street Fighter IV. Among the changes: no more Games for Windows Live. Find out how it fares in terms of PC features and performance in our PC technical review.
Ultra Street Fighter IV PC Technical Review @ Rage3D.com
Payday 2 PC patch includes major network improvements
The 33rd patch for Payday 2 is out on PC, and with it comes some very appealing network improvements.
Among them: network options (packet throttling for those on poor connections and compression, which improves congestion for everyone), much faster drop-in synchronization, and packet optimization. The changes especially benefit those on poor connections, but everyone is better off to some degree.
Besides networking improvements, there are fixes related to visuals, bugs, and crashes.
Grab the update through Steam now.
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