Which is a big deal, as part of the closure has resulted in some USD$40 million worth in projects at the studio being cancelled. The publisher cited "reviewing the allocation of its development resources" as the defining factor in the closure, according to a report over at Gamesindustry.biz.
In addition to the benefit you get from G-Sync, which is hard to go back from, once you experience an UltraWide display for any extended period of time - the feeling is the same. When it comes to PC gaming, over the past year we've been doing the majority of our own playing on an UltraWide display. So when we had the chance to check out the Alienware 34 - we knew it would be impressive.
In that a new listing for a Senior Software Development Engineer was asking for "a talented, passionate, and effective Senior Software Development Engineer to drive implementation of our PC client anti-cheat and security features for Halo Infinite." Which all but confirms the game coming to PC. Naturally the job listing has since been edited to remove references to Halo Infinite, but not before the internet did its thang.
And in the process regain IP control over classic game series like Earthworm Jim, Kingpin, and many more. The Bard's Tale IV: Barrows Deep, which is available now, comes from Brian Fargo and inXile Entertainment (Wasteland 2) - and brings back the series with new visuals and classic first-person role-playing.
AusGamers contributor stalwart, Nathan "nachosjustice" Lawrence recently took to the Rainbow Six Siege Paris Majors Esport event, and came away with some thoughts on how Ubisoft is going about handling their seasonal competitive shooter. This is some pretty in-depth stuff for people who follow the game, and esports in general.
Headlines don't get much nerdier then that, especially when it comes to in-game visuals. But yeh, with the reveal that NVIDIA's new line of GeForce cards will introduce, for the first-time ever, real-time ray tracing - many have been left wondering what it all means. Well, in an extended demo we get to hear just how the developers behind the upcoming open world game Metro Exodus are utilising the tech.
The Sega Mega Drive Classics compilation is Switch-bound this summer, which we reviewed here, containing over 50 classic games from the blast-processing 16-bit era. Including familiar names like Sonic the Hedgehog, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, Comix Zone, Shinobi, Gunstar Heroes, and many more.
The Australian Overwatch squad had a fantastic weekend at the Bangkok Group Stage, namely because they got through to qualify for the next stage at BlizzCon. Joining them is the team from China, who Australia faced in a nail-biting series that went down to the wire. Ultimately falling short, it was enough to secure a spot at BlizzCon.
And by release date, we mean GWENT is leaving beta and Game Preview and launching proper, after what feels like an eternity in the nerf kingdom. Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales is a new single-player bite-sized RPG set in the world of The Witcher, and will also be launching this year on GOG.com and later on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Now, we've all played Tetris in one form or another. And really there's not much to it in terms of design, just pure classic puzzle action. But, Tetris Effect re-interprets the whole idea of Tetris through the lens of music and visuals. From Rez, Space Channel 5, Child of Eden, and Lumines designer Tetsuya Mizuguchi this means euphoric beats and clearing lines with reverb heavy snare hits.
And hey, headlines don't get easier to understand than that - with our friends at the DRM-free haven that is GOG.com offering up four free classic games today. For anyone than can spare a few seconds to click a link and start downloading. As for what classic games - well, there's Tyrian 2000, Bio Menace, Stargunner, and Shadow Warrior. Links after the jump.
With Rare's Sea of Thieves getting a steady stream of updates and content since its launch earlier this year - many have been waiting for the upcoming Forsaken Shores updates originally due for release this week. Mainly because it introduces a new volcanic region to explore and new ways to play. Looks like we'll have to wait a bit longer as Rare need some extra time to polish the expansion.