Recently we had the chance to go hands-on with Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War's multiplayer as part of a preview session, and were impressed by its polish even in an Alpha state. Plus the Cold War setting meant playing CoD in the neon-lit streets of nighttime '80s Miami. This weekend the Open Beta for the game begins on PlayStation 4 - with Xbox One and PC to follow next weekend.
Ghost of Tsushima: Legends is a free update coming to the critically acclaimed Ghost of Trushima that brings new co-op content in the form of two-player story missions and four-player survival missions based on Japanese folklore. It arrives October 16 alongside a Version 1.1 update that adds a New Game+ mode in addition to new elaborate outfits and designs.
For reasons that apparently go beyond supply, with NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang responding during a press Q&A as part of the NVIDIA's GPU Technology Conference (GTC) that "the 3080 and 3090 have a demand issue, not a supply issue". Adding, "the demand issue is that it is much much greater than we expected — and we expected a lot."
With EA dropping the surprise re-release of Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on November 6 with the Nintendo Switch version to follow on November 13. The release coincides with the tenth anniversary of Criterion Games classic cop chase entry in the long-running series.
Setting aside the fact that it's been far too long since we've gotten a pure flight combat Star Wars game, something that could sit alongside the likes of TIE Fighter or Rogue Squadron, there's also the VR dream that's basically that. Fly around in X-Wings and TIEs, shooting at enemies. Although fully playable sans VR headset, Star Wars: Squadrons excels when you go virtual.
Microsoft Flight Simulator is nothing short of a stunning, providing the sort of scope we might have deemed impossible not all that long ago. And in a package that allows anyone to jump in and explore the globe - from up on high. In addition to the recent Japan World Update the team at Asobo are now allowing players to sign-up for the upcoming VR Closed Beta.
With Twitter user Strife212 doing the ingenious thing of using 15GB of the GeForce RTX 3090's whopping 24GB of VRAM to create a virtual drive. To install Crysis 3. With the VRAM of the 3090 presenting 24GB of GDDR6X memory at 19.5Gbps, it is easilly faster than any hard-drive out there, with Strife noting that Crysis 3 "loads very fast".
With NVIDIA noting in a new blog post that production on the GeForce RTX 3070 is ramping up quickly and that the delay is to ensure that "more cards available on launch day". The new launch date will not only ensure more Founders Editions are available but also cards from partners like MSI, Zotac, and Gigabyte.
Payday 3's development has been largely overshadowed by the financial troubles and woes over at publisher Starbreeze, where a recent cashflow injection and state of things last year noted that the highly anticipated Payday sequel was on track for release sometime between 2022-2023. A new tweet via the official Payday account showcases an image from the game and confirmation that it will be using the Unreal Engine.
There are many reasons to build a new PC or to simply upgrade what you have - but for many of us there's 2077 reasons wrapped up into one. November's launch of Cyberpunk 2077. All of us at AusGamers are secretly putting together bits of silicon and RTX goodness in anticipation of that, and on that note Joab Gilroy has recently installed the latest MSI MAG B550 Tomahawk motherboard to see how it stacks up.
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit for the Nintendo Switch introduces a new way to play Mario Kart - with a real-world RC car controlled by the Switch. Not only that but it lets you create courses in your own home to race around. The AR magic though is where it goes from cool to downright impressive, with on-screen items and obstacles affecting the speed and movement of your kart in addition to mushrooms giving you the per-requisite speed boost.
With Feather bringing its relaxing Zen to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One after leaving players on both the PC and Nintendo Switch in a great mood. Which, in terms of 2020-ness, is something of an achievement. In Feather you take control of a bird to explore a large island at your own pace and discover its secrets -- without worrying about being attacked.
Though Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered will only be available to those that - takes breath - purchase the Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales: Ultimate Edition which launches alongside the PlayStation 5 on November 12 for $124.95 AUD (RRP). Pricing and access aside, in a new post Insomniac's Community Director James Stevenson outlines what to expect in the remastered edition.
The latest Diablo IV development update is now live and this time the team over at Blizzard -- with David Kim, Lead System Designer on Diablo IV putting together the bulk of it -- delves into the brand new Skill system. It's looking pretty impressive, and is presented as an actual tree too. With skills and upgrades forming the branches, and powerful passive abilities the roots.