With the developer behind the presumed PlayStation 5 launch title Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Insomniac Games, taking to Twitter overnight to confirm that the game will feature an optional Performance Mode allowing the game to run at 4K 60 frames-per-second. And interesting reveal because it all-but confirms that the Quality Mode will be 4K 30fps.
In teaming up with Gaya Entertainment's Game Legends store, KING Art Games and Deep Silver have revealed a smokestack-tastic Collector's Edition for the forthcoming Iron Havest 1920 +, an RTS based off of dieselpunk artworks from Jakob Rozalski, now credited with creating the 1920 + universe in which the game is set.
And sure, the first Xbox Game Showcase that debuted third-party games coming to Xbox Series X was stacked with trailers - but they were just that, trailers. This Friday, July 24 at 2AM AEST Microsoft is set to go big by dedicating about an hour to games in development at its first-party suite of Xbox Game Studios. Including a gameplay deep-dive for Halo Infinite.
First off this is a video and not capture of a remastered version of Blizzard's iconic Diablo II and Diablo II: Lord of Destruction expansion. Instead this is the result of Deep Learning Neural Network AI doing it's magic over the course of 10 days and nights on some video. Taking the 800x600 resolution of the original (and its 25fps) up to 4K 60.
With developer Asobo noting that the built-in Microsoft Flight Simulator Marketplace will allow creators and partners to sign-up for free, set their own prices, and still have full control of their creations. For those up in the sky, access will be available in-game and open the door (as long as they have their parachute on) to "all types of content that will enhance the simulation experience".
Due to certain Samurai lurking in the shadows our full review of Paper Mario: The Origami King will arrive in due time. As fans of the still wonderful Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door for the Nintendo GameCube (it's one of the funniest games ever made), we're taking our time with this one and savouring that classic Paper Mario absurdism.
With both the Samsung Odyssey G7 and G9 set to go on sale from August 3, bringing impressive 1000R curvature and QLED (VA) technology to a desktop near you. And you'll need one hell of a desktop to house the Samsung Odyssey G9, which is an impressive 49-inches wide and equivalent to two QHD (5120 x1440) displays fused together. Amazing. The Odyssey G7 might be the more sensible option for those with limited space, offering the same QHD crispness at either 27 or 32-inches and with the same 240Hz refresh rate.
Usually when we hear about a maker of consoles stopping production we usually say something like, "Say what now, Nintendo were still making Wiis'?" You don't expect production to cease during a console generation, but that's what's happened when it comes to the most powerful console on the market - the Xbox One X. So then, what does this mean?
Xbox Game Pass Ultimate that is, with Phil Spencer making the announcement as part of a new post titled You Are the Future of Gaming - where the Head of Xbox outlines the future for, well, Xbox. That is service based, backwards and forwards compatible, high end dedicated hardware (Xbox Series X), love for all things PC, and integrating phones and tablets into the fold via the cloud. Of course, the chances of Australia getting this in September as outlined by Phil is zero.
Look, when you open an email and read the line "turn-based vampiric combat and empire management", you kind of just realise how much you love your job, and so feel compelled to give a bit of a shoutout to not just the peeps making the game that helped that sentence be crafted, but also the person behind putting those words together for the likes of myself and my fellow games media peeps. So, kudos, PR types talking up vampire stuff you might not care about. Kudos.
We're not too far away from the much-talked-about Skater XL's hotly anticipated console and desktop drop, happening on July 28 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One (with a Switch release coming later in the year). And ahead of that, we've been given a behind-the-scenes look at how the studio captured the pros using more DSLR cameras than my annual salary could ever afford.
And then opening up to other platforms over the space of a few weeks - starting August 7 on PlayStation 4 for those who have pre-ordered the game. Full details on the timings and platforms for the Marvel's Avengers beta after the jump, but what you wont find is exactly what to expect once you fire it up.
Sure, in Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi the Ewoks may have used rocks and slingshots to take down Imperial ground troops but above, in the stars, the Rebels put everything on the line in an epic orbital space battle against the might of the Imperial fleet. And nothing says sacrifice like piloting the final moments of an A-wing into the bridge of a Super Star Destroyer. An iconic moment that is entirely possible in Star Wars: Squadrons.
With the early access or Xbox Game Preview version of Obsidian's Honey, I Shrunk the Kids riff Grounded coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC and Console on July 28. Throw in the reverse horror of Carrion arriving on July 23 and Yakuza Kiwami 2 at the end of the month, and there's plenty more in store for the rest of July.
We've had some time on the 1920+ battlefield that is the forthcoming RTS, Iron Harvest 1920+, thanks to some beta access. And can say without a doubt this is a game you should have firmly circled on your calendar with its European countryside painted landscapes, and not even specifically because of the game's 1920+ origins and its subsequent visual style. It's just a bloody good RTS when it comes down to it.
In that one of the core mechanics is to cover your mouth and not make a sound lest the baddies come at you and do their best baddieness at you. As far as the genre goes, this looks like it could go either way, but as massive fans of survival horror, we're definitely keen to check it out, especially after the latest trailer.