Titanfall update 8 adds TXAA, HBAO, improves load times
Update 8 is here for Titanfall on PC, and it's the biggest yet.
Besides a heap of new content and gameplay tweaks, there are some sweet technical changes. Namely, the addition of NVIDIA's TXAA technology, HBAO (for better shadowing), and "significantly faster" load times, as well as small performance tweaks.
See the details at the source; grab the update through Origin.
Geforce 344.48 drivers include DRS, optimized for Civilization Beyond Earth
NVIDIA has released its 334.48 WHQL drivers. This set includes SLI improvements, optimizations for upcoming games Civilization Beyond Earth and Lords of the Fallen, plus the introduction of Dynamic Super Resolution (DRS), which is basically easier to use downsampling (which renders game at extreme resolutions then scales the image down to fit your monitor, resulting in better image quality).
DRS supports resolutions up to 4K, but naturally, all require serious GPU horsepower. The feature is supported on GTX 400, 500, 600, 700 and 900 series cards via Geforce Experience.
Download the drivers via Geforce Experience or hit the source.
Alien Isolation PC Technical Review
Creative Assembly has delivered a true survival horror game with Alien Isolation. Read our tech review to find out how it fares in terms of PC features and performance.
Alien Isolation PC Technical Review @ Rage3D.com
Dragon Age Inquisition system requirements, graphics options revealed
System requirements for Frostbite 3-powered RPG Dragon Age Inquisition are out, and they're fairly hefty. The 8800 GT and HD 4870 still make the cut, but everything else will need to be at least midrange.
Inquisition launches November 18.
Sources: Dragon Age / IncGamers
Wasteland 2 PC Technical Review
inXile returns to its very roots to bring you Wasteland 2, a sequel to the post-apocalyptic RPG that started it all. See how it fares in terms of PC features and performance in our technical review.
Wasteland 2 PC Technical Review @Rage3D.com
Evil Within will be capped at 30fps on PC, debug command can change it
There's been a lot of concern online lately about whether or not horror game The Evil Within would support a higher framerate on PC than it does on console (30fps), and Bethesda has finally commented. The answer: yes and no.
By default, the game will be capped at 30, however, debug commands that will be publicized at launch will allow you to alter it (how exactly isn't yet clear), and also the 2:35:1 aspect ratio. Bethesda notes, "these commands and changes are not recommended or supported and we suggest everyone play the game as it was designed and intended for the best experience," which isn't as encouraging as one might like, but at the least, we know there's something. Also noted: some key graphics options, 4K support, and more.
We may have a tech review for the game around launch time, at which point I'll know more.
Source: Bethesda forum
Catalyst 14.9.1 beta driver addresses usability issues
AMD has released its 14.9.1 beta driver. This one is intended to address usability issues seen by some with the last major release (14.9). The company says if you're trucking along just fine with 14.9, then to ignore this driver, but if you've been experiencing problems like crashing, BSODs, and hangs and such, then try it out.
Hit the source to grab it.
Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes PC date set, improved visuals detailed
Konami's stealth game Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes will be coming to PC December 18, complete with 4K resolution support, as well as "an increase in the number of simultaneous light sources, the number of models that can be displayed on-screen and increased shadow resolution.”
Zeroes marks the latest in an ever-increasing line of Japanese series' and titles making their way to PC, much to the celebration of PC enthusiasts.
Source: Rock, Paper, Shotgun
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.
(Image credit: Berdu)
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
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