A few months ago a Quake II mod created by talented Ph.D. student Christoph Schied implemented path tracing (or ray-tracing) to add impressive real-time lighting effects into the aging classic. For those with an NVIDIA RTX graphics card. Well, turns out that he was an intern at NVIDIA and now big green has decided to improve on the mod with the new Quake II RTX - "a pure ray-traced game".
Currently in development at OtherSide Entertainment, who's previous title Underworld Ascendant had a rocky launch, today we get our first real glimpse at System Shock 3. Although no release date or window is set, the long-awaited sequel is being built with Unity with the development team including series veteran Warren Spector.
That can also be 'stacked' meaning that multiple single instances of a more visually intensive game could use more than one Stadia spec. Based on a new in-depth hardware report over at Digital Foundry, Google's ambitious new Stadia platform will run on both a custom CPU and custom AMD GPU.
After teasing the future of gaming, Google has lifted the lid on its new streaming platform called Stadia - which will launch in North America and Europe sometime later this year. And yeah, that means no Australia - initially at least. Leveraging the tech giant's data centers with processing power almost double that of the Xbox One X - the new platform will let players stream and play at up to 4K 60 frames-per-second.
As part of a new update coming to CryEngine in 2019, developer Crytek has released a new video of a tech demo called Neon Noir that showcases real-time ray tracing as part of the engine's Total Illumination. Following on from NVIDIA's announcement that RTX features will be coming to older Pascal-based GPUs, perhaps the most interesting aspect of this is that the demo footage was captured via an AMD Radeon Vega 56 GPU.
With new character Octane confirmed to join the battle. Dubbed 'Season 1 – Wild Frontier' the update arrives with the long awaited Battle Pass, which will be available from the in-game shop for 950 Apex Coins. For reference a 1,000 Apex Coins pack currently costs $11.95 - and with all of the bonuses it definitely sounds like a good deal.
With GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and higher graphics cards expected to be able to enable RTX specific effects, like real-time DXR global illumination in Metro Exodus as well as the ray-traced reflections in Battlefield V as part of a new Game Ready Driver coming in April. This is great news for PC gamers, as it will effectively open up the previous high-end RTX-only effects to a huge market.
According to a new patent that has popped up showing an image of a wireless PlayStation VR headset - PSVR setup could get a lot easier in the future. Patent images often showcase hardware and displays in basic non-final form, so it's hard to say whether this might be for the PlayStation 4 or the eventual PlayStation 5.
With the rise of 4K display sales, the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles have been tapped into by just about every major release over the past year or so. With most titles looking at higher 4K resolutions as their go-to enhancements. In a recent interview with Hardcore Gamer, id Software Studio Director Tim Willits offers a brief glimpse at the upcoming RAGE 2, running on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.
As a fun but flawed experience, many are waiting to see just what new content might be coming to Anthem in order to get them to jump back into their Javelins and fly out. While we wait, BioWare has applied a server-side update that will ensure more of the high end gear drops during play.
After the success of last year's No Man's Sky: Next update, developer Hello Games is planning to continue the trend this year with a new major update coming Summer 2019. Which will be winter for us in Australia. As per the announcement it will contain what were going to be three separate content updates in a larger free drop.
This one caught us a little bit by surprise. When it was announced earlier in the year, based on the look alone, we were keen to check out the new ASUS TUF Gaming K7 mechanical keyboard. After spending some quality time with it in recent weeks were happy to report that it's one the best ASUS TUF peripherals out there.
With the recent ability allowing you to search the Epic Games Story library and storefront only added last week - the new storefront is still very much bare-bones in the features department. And so Epic has posted a roadmap of feature we can expect to see in the near future - including Cloud Saves, User Reviews, and an Epic Game Store Overlay.
Also known as the Razer BlackWidow, Kraken, and Basilisk Essential - which represent more budget-friendly versions of Razer's premium gear. The new Razer BlackWidow features many of the same qualities as the excellent BlackWidow Elite - sans wrist rest and media controls. The new Razer Kraken replaces Kraken Pro V2 with a new and improved design ala the great Kraken Tournament Edition.