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Metro Exodus is bigger than 2033 and Last Light combined

4A Games has said previously that Metro Exodus will be more open than the previous games in the Metro series, but it won't be a completely open world like that of Stalker. For one thing, individual levels in Exodus will be much larger than anything seen in the previous games. The biggest outdoor level in Last Light was roughly "200 meters to 100 meters," Prokhorov said,. That means everything from weapons, attachments, and other loot, to "frozen stories" that reveal more about the game world and

By | 2033-02-11T16:00:00+00:00 February 11th, 2033|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Epic on pulling Metro Exodus from Steam: ‘We don’t want to do that ever again’

When Epic announced that Metro Exodus would be a year-long Epic Store exclusive, it was close to release and had already been taking pre-orders on Steam. A panel of Epic Store leaders were asked during an Epic Store Q&A at GDC 2019 today if, given how much rage the move caused, they'd ever do something like that again. Steve Allison, head of the Epic Games Store, responded immediately: "We don't want to do that ever again." Epic says that Metro Exodus sold pretty well despite the anger, but Alli

By | 2019-03-21T19:56:01+00:00 March 21st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

40 percent of Epic Games Store users say they don’t have Steam

Epic Games said during a GDC presentation today that there are now 85 million registered users of the Epic Games Store on PC—and, according to user surveys from August 2018 and January 2019, 40 percent of them report not having Steam. Although Valve has not recently reported the total number of Steam accounts registered, in January, the company reported 90 million active Steam users. According to the survey Epic performed, 68 percent of Epic store users don't use Steam "regularly," a figure that

By | 2019-03-21T19:21:49+00:00 March 21st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Monster Hunter: World high resolution texture pack is coming in April

Monster Hunter: World will get a significant facelift in April in the form of a new high-resolution texture pack that will be released as part of the 5.2 update. The pack will be available as a free update from Steam, but it'll eat up a good chunk of real estate on your drive—a minimum of 40GB of free storage space is required—and you'll need at least 8GB of VRAM to use it. You can see the difference in an included comparison image, and it definitely looks better. Like John Travolta with a five

By | 2019-03-21T19:17:44+00:00 March 21st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Space station mystery-adventure Tacoma is free on the Humble Store

The sci-fi mystery adventure Tacoma is really good stuff. "As a game about piecing together a story, it’s immensely rewarding." If that sort of critical applause doesn't convince you to try it, maybe this will: It's free right now on the Humble Store. Until March 24 (or while supplies last), just go here, click where it tells you, and they'll hook you up. Interestingly, while most Humble giveaways come as Steam keys, this one is DRM-free, meaning you'll download, install, and run it as a standal

By | 2019-03-21T19:13:47+00:00 March 21st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AMD’s latest graphics driver preps your PC for Generation Zero and Sekiro

AMD's release notes do not provide any specific performance claims, instead only noting that the 19.3.3 driver release is optimized for both games. AMD has been on somewhat of a frenzied pace with its driver releases lately. The 19.3.3 package is the second driver update in about a week, and the third in the last month. The previous driver releases focused on The Division 2, bringing improved DirectX 12 support in Windows 10, and delivering optimizations for AMD's mobile Ryzen processors with Ve

By | 2019-03-21T17:50:58+00:00 March 21st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Microsoft is adding a new trick to DirectX 12 that could make games run faster

In this case, there's a 14 percent performance difference, courtesy of Variable Rate Shading (VRS). Microsoft is adding VRS to its DirectX 12 API and is awfully excited about the implications. Shading rate refers to the resolution at which these shaders are called (which is different from the overall screen resolution). A higher shading rate means more visual fidelity, but more GPU cost; a lower shading rate means the opposite: lower visual fidelity that comes at a lower GPU cost," Microsoft exp

By | 2019-03-21T16:45:17+00:00 March 21st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Witness is the next free game on the Epic Games Store

Epic really isn't messing around with the free games. Reality-bending teen drama Oxenfree is the latest game to temporarily shed its price on the Epic Games Store, and you can grab it between now and April 4. It will quickly be followed by Jonathan Blow's idyllic puzzler, The Witness. It's a good 'un, by all accounts, including our own Witness review. After 33 years, I've finally found something I'm good at, if you ignore a few escape attempts.

By | 2019-03-21T16:24:48+00:00 March 21st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Roccat releases a mouse that doesn’t discriminate against left-handed gamers

A left-handed version of Razer's Deathadder is one of them, and is the best left-handed mouse for gaming, but in general it's slim pickings for southpaws. However, Roccat is helping to change that with its new Kova AIMO. The Kova AIMO is not exclusive to left-handed gamers, but sports an ambidextrous design. That's not the highest dpi on the market, though many competitive gamers feel that ultra-high dpi settings are not all that beneficial. The Kova AIMO is available now for $59.99.

By | 2019-03-21T15:50:23+00:00 March 21st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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