Witcher 3 uses dynamic resolution scaling on Xbox One to hit 1080p

May 13, 2015 8:05 am0 comments
Witcher 3 uses dynamic resolution scaling on Xbox One to hit 1080p

Share This article As Xbox One owners know, titles often don’t run a native resolution of 1920×1080. Its underpowered GPU leaves many developers sacrificing resolution, fidelity, or frame rate to get their games up and running. However, the developers at CD Projekt RED aren’t content to compromise. To squeeze out every ounce […]

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AMD analyst day sketches big picture, leaves critical details unanswered

May 9, 2015 7:34 am0 comments
AMD analyst day sketches big picture, leaves critical details unanswered

Share This article Now that AMD’s first analyst day in three years has wrapped and we’ve covered the major highlights, it’s time to turn to the elephant in the room: Can AMD break into new markets and compete more effectively in established ones, given that it’s often at a severe […]

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Nintendo to release five ‘hit’ smartphone games by 2017

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Nintendo to release five ‘hit’ smartphone games by 2017

Share This article Today, Nintendo released the financial results briefing for the end of the last fiscal year. It’s largely filled with graphs and boring business talk, but one point stood out as particularly noteworthy. We already knew that Nintendo is working with DeNA to release smartphone games, but it’s […]

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Nvidia kills Icera soft modem, refocuses Tegra on automotive design

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Nvidia kills Icera soft modem, refocuses Tegra on automotive design

  Share This article Nvidia posted its first quarter results yesterday, with strong growth in PC gaming and automotive sales. The GPU manufacturer also announced that it would cease all business operations related to its Icera softmodem technology, with the intent of wrapping up that segment by the second half […]

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Microsoft’s Windows 10: Free upgrades, Xbox streaming, OS-level video capture

January 21, 2015 11:25 pm0 comments
Microsoft’s Windows 10: Free upgrades, Xbox streaming, OS-level video capture

Share This article After weeks of speculation, Microsoft took the lid off its Windows 10 stewpot this afternoon, giving both tech press and industry enthusiasts a concrete demonstration of the features and capabilities its next-generation operating system will offer. To say that the unveil was important would be something of […]

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The Pirate Bay raided, shut down by Swedish police – and it may never return

December 10, 2014 10:09 pm4 comments
The Pirate Bay raided, shut down by Swedish police – and it may never return

Share This article The Pirate Bay has been raided by Swedish police and shut down — possibly forever, according to its co-founder Peter Sunde. According to some initial reports coming out of the Sweden, Stockholm police seized computers and equipment belonging to The Pirate Bay, and have detained “at least […]

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The future of extreme e-sports: The gamepad that draws blood every time your character gets hit

December 7, 2014 1:11 am0 comments
The future of extreme e-sports: The gamepad that draws blood every time your character gets hit

Share This article In a rather chilling case of dystopian sci-fi made real, some Canadians have created a modified Xbox gamepad that draws blood from your arm every time your in-game character takes damage. According to the gamepad’s creators, the idea is to hold “blood donation gaming events” — to […]

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Microsoft to force Xbox Live on iOS and Android, will lead to disaster

March 3, 2014 11:19 pm0 comments
Microsoft to force Xbox Live on iOS and Android, will lead to disaster

Share This article Microsoft isn’t content with keeping its Xbox Live service in the living room. Based on a recent job posting, it’s evident that Microsoft is now trying to expand its gaming ecosystem directly into iOS and Android smartphones. While mobile games with Xbox-powered leaderboards and achievements might sound […]

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MWC 2014: The best phones, gadgets, and booths in the mobile world

March 1, 2014 11:45 pm0 comments

The GSMA’s Mobile World Congress, held in Barcelona each year, is the largest mobile industry conference in the world. It used to be a rather small affair, but thanks to the truly insane growth of the mobile industry over the last 10 years, MWC is now one of the largest […]

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Microsoft hints that DirectX 12 will imitate Mantle, but AMD insists its API has a bright future

February 28, 2014 12:15 am2 comments
Microsoft hints that DirectX 12 will imitate Mantle, but AMD insists its API has a bright future

Share This article Multiple sessions at the upcoming GDC (Game Developers Conference) are teasing the existence of a new, low-level series of APIs coming to both Direct3D and OpenGL. Nvidia has already given several talks on reducing driver overhead in OpenGL (a substantial example of one such presentation is available online), […]

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