Day: June 12, 2019

When will the Darksiders series get an ending? “That’s for THQ to decide”
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When will the Darksiders series get an ending? “That’s for THQ to decide”

The original Darksiders ended with one of the most memorable cliffhangers in that generation of gaming. Spoiler warning for 2010, but the ending set up a sequel where all four Horsemen of the Apocalypse would join forces and wreak havoc. We’ve just seen the announcement of the fourth game in the series, a spin-off called Darksiders Genesis, and we’re no closer to a resolution than we were nine years ago. read more

John Romero politely states the obvious about the new Commander Keen
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John Romero politely states the obvious about the new Commander Keen

There’s a new Commander Keen coming, but it’s not much like the old Commander Keen. The new one is a mobile game focused on having you blast aliens with goofy gadgets, and – look. There are loads of truly excellent mobile games out there, and Bethesda has successfully expanded on existing series with games like Fallout Shelter in the past. But Commander Keen has been gone so long, this revival is tougher to accept. read more

CD Projekt says that controversial Cyberpunk 2077 poster “is what you’re fighting against”
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CD Projekt says that controversial Cyberpunk 2077 poster “is what you’re fighting against”

A new Cyberpunk 2077 screenshot released this week was intended to show off the game’s ray tracing support, but one particular detail caught a different sort of attention. An in-game soft drink advertisement in the background says “mix it up.” That slogan is accompanied by an image of a female figure in a revealing bodysuit, and the exaggerated outline of a penis is clearly visible through the clothing. read more

Nvidia Turing “remains the most power efficient GPU” fending off 7nm Navi
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Nvidia Turing “remains the most power efficient GPU” fending off 7nm Navi

Nvidia has said that its Turing GPU architecture “remains the most power efficient GPU on the planet at 12nm”, asserting that its architecture is still superior to AMD’s in performance per watt. That’s despite the red team’s jump to the latest and greatest 7nm process node from TSMC with AMD RX 5700 GPUs – a move that net the RDNA architecture greater power efficiency. read more

Power levels in Marvel’s Avengers: “Black Widow can kick as much ass as Thor”
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Power levels in Marvel’s Avengers: “Black Widow can kick as much ass as Thor”

The maintenance of balance has, and will always be, a problem when it comes to The Avengers. How do you fit in all the necessary characters and give them their chance in the spotlight and also tell a good story? In The Avengers game, it’s power that’s the issue: the question of spreading power evenly between each hero has led to some curious design decisions. For instance, a god can be just as powerful as a human assassin. read more