Quakecon 2014 : Doom gets its first unveiling
Quakecon is upon us and Id Software decided it was about time they showed us one of the most anticipated titles of the year: Doom.
The gameplay shown hasn't found itself on the web, but here are some of the first information we have about it:
- The game is built on the new shiny Id Tech 6 (or 666, according to its developers). This means 1080p, 60fps and it’s a go for PC and current generation consoles (they are not next-gen anymore, since they are out, people should stop calling them that). Many of the original sound effects are also in, which is way cool.
Source: Digital Lair
Divinity Original Sin PC Technical Review
Larian's latest RPG Divinity Original Sin adds co-op, mods, and tactical combat to the mix. Find out how it fares in terms of PC features and performance in our PC technical review.
Divinity Original Sin PC Technical Review @ Rage3D.com
Catalyst 14.7 RC driver released, fixes AOC display issues
AMD has released its Catalyst 14.7 RC driver today. This is a minor release primarily aimed at resolving flickering issues with the AOC U2868PQU panel.
14.7 includes the previous performance improvements found in 14.6 RC, mainly focused at R9 290X and Crossfire users.
Find the driver and details at the source.
Sniper Elite 3 patch 1.03 improves mouse controls, adds quicksaving, more
A new patch has been released for the PC version of Sniper Elite 3, and it includes some welcome technical changes and additions.
The main ones are the option to disable aim assist zoom and reticle independent of difficulty, a fix for "negative mouse acceleration" issue some have noted, and the addition of quicksaving and quickloading (F5 and F9).
See the source if you want the full notes and our tech review for the game here if you haven't yet. Boot Steam now for the update.
Source: Sniper Elite 3 forum
Sniper Elite 3 PC Technical Review
Rebellion returns for another snipefest with Sniper Elite 3. Check out our tech review for details on the PC features, performance, and more.
Sniper Elite 3 PC Technical Review @ Rage3D.com
YouTube will soon support 60 frames per second
Watch Dogs 'TheWorse' mod update includes stutter reduction, more graphics options
'TheWorse' mod for Watch Dogs has been updated to version 0.8, and includes some big changes that should be of great interest to almost anyone playing the game. The biggest are a variety of graphics tweaks including the addition of some high quality textures, options for depth of field, bloom, and more, and the ability to use Ultra textures without stuttering (or not much, at least).
Hit the source for the full changelist and download. Keep in mind this is an early version of the mod, so you may experience issues. Creator 'TheWorse' says some of these at least will be fixed in version 0.9.
User interface tweaks coming to Battlefield 4
While Battlefield 4 does many things right, there are a number it does wrong, including aspects of the user interface. Currently it's quite cluttered, to the point it occasionally causes deaths and missed kills. Developer DICE says on the Community Test Environment (CTE) it's working on it, and the fruits of its efforts begin today with a new CTE patch.
CTE users can hit the source for the full patch details, which include lots of juicy gameplay changes.
Catalyst 14.6 RC driver includes select performance improvements
AMD has released its 14.6 RC driver today, and with it comes a number of select performance improvements, mainly for Crossfire and 290X users.
Games which benefit from the improvements include Plants vs Zombies (presumably this is referring to the newly released Garden Warfare), Grid Autosport, Wildstar, Watch Dogs, and Battlefield Hardline.
Hit the source for the full details and download.
Watch Dogs PC patch coming soon, includes performance improvements and more
Ubisoft is readying the first patch for the PC version of cyberpunk game Watch Dogs. This one will include the much-needed performance improvements, as well as improvements to controls, and various bug, crash, and graphics fixes, among other things.
Hit the source if you want full details; the patch will deploy sometime in the next few days.
Geforce 340.43 beta driver are optimized for Hardline, GRID, Garden Warfare
NVIDIA has released its 340.43 beta drivers, which are specifically aimed at optimizing Battlefield Hardline, GRID Autosport, and Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare.
The usual SLI and 3D Vision profile updates are included, too.
Grab the drivers now through Geforce Experience or through the official site.
Dead Rising 3 will be capped at 30fps on PC
The upcoming PC version of Dead Rising 3 is looking pretty great in its E3 trailer, but unfortunately some news has come to light that puts a damper on matters: the game is locked at 30 frames per second.
According to Capcom, you should be able to remove the cap, but various technical issues may occur. They also say they "really don't believe you're losing anything by playing at 30 frames per second." I can think of at least 30 things (all of them frames), but I digress.
On the bright side, it's good Capcom is being upfront about the issue, whereas usually it comes as an unwelcome surprise.
Battlefield Hardline PC Technical Preview
We take Visceral Games' cops and robbers spin on the Battlefield series for an early try and see how it's faring so far in terms of PC features.
Battlefield Hardline PC Tech Preview @Rage3D.com
AMD adds four big games to Mantle lineup
AMD has added four big name games to its lineup of Mantle-supported titles: Dragon Age Inquisition, Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare, Civilization Beyond Earth, and Battlefield Hardline.
This should come as big news for AMD users, as each of the titles are highly anticipated and graphically advanced. Despite the strain they might put on your GPU, sailing should be smooth thanks to Mantle (especially if the implementation is as strong as it was with Thief).
You've likely seen each of the games in action by now, excepting Beyond Earth, which was just revealed at E3. See below for some gameplay from that one.
Grand Theft Auto V coming to PC, trailer gives first look
After months and months of rumors, it's official: Grand Theft Auto V is coming to PC, and as you can see from the trailer below, with significantly improved visuals.
GTA V will launch in autumn, at which point we'll hopefully have a tech review up.
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