Remembering Rage, a flawed but technical marvel

A big talking point for id Tech 5 back in the day was megatexturing. From a purely technical perspective, megatexturing (or virtual textures) wasn't even new in id Tech 5—it was also used in id Tech 4. But id Tech 5 allowed for textures up to 128Kx128K instead of 32Kx32K in id Tech 4, and more is always better, right? id Tech 5 was also the last of John Carmack's engines, as id Tech 6 was developed after his departure and changed many elements of the engine, though megatexturing remains. Ultimat

By | 2019-05-01T22:51:07+00:00 May 1st, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel are getting free 4K texture packs

Announced at today's Borderlands panel at PAX East 2019, Borderlands 2 and The Pre-Sequel are each getting an Ultra HD texture pack as a free download. They'll redo textures across the game, from characters and vehicles to weapons and environments. The pack won't just include textures, though—it'll add some extra graphical touches, like higher resolution dynamic shadows, improved Screen Space Ambient Occlusion, and better anti-aliasing. Some of the visual improvements will be added automatically

By | 2019-03-28T19:07:26+00:00 March 28th, 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

A new Vault door has appeared in Fallout 76, but it’s missing a number

It's possible some of these areas may accessed through Vaults, and at least one new Vault door has already appeared since the update dropped yesterday. As spotted by intrepid explorer and Reddit poster Bearing51, this new Vault door is located north of Aaronholt Homestead and west of The Crosshair. What's inside Vault Missing Texture? There are already a number of closed Vaults in Fallout 76: there's Vault 94, Vault 96, and of course Vault 63, the spot where one player accidentally glitched insi

By | 2019-03-14T16:09:24+00:00 March 14th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Doom megawad Eviternity hits final revision

Eviternity is a massive project put together by the Doom modding community consisting of six five-map episodes which use a new high-quality texture pack. The episodes each explore a different theme, with examples like "Icy castles", "Medieval", and "Industrial/Brutalism". There are a couple of secret maps as well, because what would Doom be without secrets? Though it was initially released in December, Eviternity has just had a final revision, and you can read all about its changes here. Or you

By | 2019-02-11T01:47:27+00:00 February 11th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti all but confirmed by retail listings

Four different versions of the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti have appeared on four different Russian retail sites, including DNS Shop , Mitcor , Nix and Albasoft . Going by these purported product pages, we can also suss out some of the GTX 1660 Ti’s specs. The reference speeds of the GTX 1660 Ti also seem to sit between 1,500MHz and 1,770MHz. We can debate the reliability of these Russian sites all day but, alongside these retail listings, Nvidia GTX 1660 Ti's existence seems almost certain, thank

By | 2019-02-06T17:21:11+00:00 February 6th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hitman Absolution And Blood Money Remasters Launch Next Week

Luckily, fans of the series will soon be able to relive these memories in glorious 4K60, as both Absolution and Blood Money are headed to the PS4 and Xbox One next week. The two titles are set to launch on January 11, 2019, in a bundle package titled the Hitman HD Enhanced Collection. 2016’s Hitman saw similar issues, as many fans were turned off by the game’s episodic nature, which the sequel did not feature. Hitman HD Enhanced Collection will launch on January 11, 2019, for the PlayStation 4 a

By | 2019-01-04T10:38:05+00:00 January 4th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Hitman: Blood Money and Absolution 4K remasters launch next week

IO Interactive has announced that remastered versions of 2006’s Hitman: Blood Money and 2012’s Hitman: Absolution will launch Jan. 11 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, featuring graphically and mechanically updated versions of both games. The digital-only package is called the Hitman HD Enhanced Collection. The new versions of both games will be playable in 4K at 60 frames per second, with improved lighting and updated controls. Blood Money and Absolution are the fourth and fifth games in the serie

By | 2019-01-03T16:00:00+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Just Cause 4 patch aims to fix crashes and major performance problems

Just Cause 4 is a fun playground for physics mayhem—but a slew of performance problems, including random crashes and texture pop-in, have left it with "mostly negative" user reviews on Steam. Yesterday, Avalanche Studios and Square Enix released a patch that aimed to fix the worst of the issues, and the companies are promising that more performance updates are on the way. The patch also widens control options by adding the ability to remap movement keys and increasing the range of mouse sensitiv

By | 2018-12-15T20:45:04+00:00 December 15th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

GTA 5 NaturalVision Remastered graphics overhaul mod now live

As reported earlier this week, GTA 5's best visual overhaul mod is back for its final stunning update. NaturalVision Remastered's final iteration is now available to download from GTA 5 Mods. "The new update for NaturalVision Remastered is now available for download," says mod creator Razed. "I am hoping RDR 2 comes out on PC next year so that I can make it my next modding project. Now includes Skylighting, SSAO and SSIL effectsUpdated the ENB version and tweaked settings.

By | 2018-10-24T17:57:21+00:00 October 24th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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