While Skate has all the memes these days, it’s Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater that put skateboarding games – and to some extent, skateboarding itself – on the map. Activision’s venerable series has fizzled out after several poor attempts at a revival, but its influence remains – and the series’ impact is the subject of a new documentary.
Day: February 24, 2020
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Overwatch is getting a 3-2-1 role lock – but just as an experiment, for now. This is the first of the ‘Experimental Card’ features Blizzard announced a month ago, and will lock teams into choosing one tank hero, three damage heroes, and two support heroes – a massive change from the current role lock, which locks teams into two of each hero type.
Super Mario Maker proved that providing robust level creation tools for iconic 2D games is a winning idea, but sadly few other publishers have followed Nintendo’s lead here. Some fangame developers have tried to provide a similar experience for other classic platform games, but few projects have been as robust as Mega Man Maker – and with its latest update, it might just have surpassed the Nintendo tool that inspired it.
Xbox has announced that the Xbox Series X will come with an AMD RDNA 2 GPU capable of processing power up to 12 TFLOPs – only a little slower than Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080 Ti at maximum boost clock, in theory.
Sci-fi survival sim RimWorld just got an intriguing new expansion. Alongside the arrival of the new (and completely free) 1.1 update, a surprise ‘RimWorld Royalty’ DLC pack has popped up on Steam – and it brings regal titles, psychic powers, royal quests, palaces, and more to the simulation game’s world.
TSMC’s head of marketing believes lithographic process node naming convention needs to change in the near-future. The company’s most advanced node today is 7nm, or N7, which is used across AMD’s Ryzen and Navi range, but soon it will be shifting to 7nm+ (N7+), 5nm (N5), and then onto 3nm (N3). Following that same cadence, where does a foundry go after 1nm, and will it be representative of the physical silicon?
Rainbow Six Siege keeps going from strength to strength. Since the FPS game’s launch in December 2015, the number of players regularly diving in has steadily risen, with just a few dips in player count here and there. Now, it’s just broken a player count record, posting a new, all-time high number of concurrent players on Steam.
You know the little angel and little devil who sit on your shoulders, respectively telling you do to naughty and nice things? Well you’ll soon be able to satisfy both of them at the same time with a new live streaming event happening in March.