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.
We might be a bit late to the party, but who can blame us? Revisiting these three classics has been beyond a trip of nostalgia, it's been a re-visited class in pure game-design, and has shown us just who and what has been responsible for so many modern games out there in the wild. Bottom line: no one does it better than Nintendo.
Xbox Game Pass is not only going to get the entire back-catalogue of Bethesda games in the coming months -- but starting November 10 (day and date to coincide with the Xbox Series X | S launch) EA titles are coming. With EA Play becoming a part of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Xbox Game Pass for PC. On October 1 though, there's DOOM Eternal.
And when we think of Assassin's Creed, it's sort of the story that comes before combat, parkour or the new action-RPG open-world directive. Because story in the AC series is, frankly, pretty damn awesome. And so today Ubisoft has dropped the Assassin's Creed Valhalla story trailer, and it's a doozy.
And it's this week. In fact, it's 3AM AEST on October 1st for us, so if you're a zombie freak, Black Ops enthusiast or real-life zombie, chances are you'll be up and able to catch the preso. But given this is, frankly, Treyarch's greatest gift to the Call of Duty franchise, I reckon I might stay up for it as well.
The tech gurus over at Digital Foundry were one of the lucky few to be sent a preview Xbox Series X console in recent weeks -- and as is their way they put the next-gen console through its paces by testing a suite of Xbox One titles on the console. And seeing how it stacks up against the still powerful Xbox One X. Considering these titles have not received optimisations or specific Xbox Series X patches the results are impressive.