You know those days where everything goes wrong, but you can’t be bothered to do anything about it? Where your life is falling apart, but just a little bit? Where it’s easier to bask in the chaos of your own personal disaster than to actually do anything about the crisis bearing down upon you?
3DMark’s ray tracing benchmark, the first of its kind for gaming, is to be shown off publicly for the first time on December 8. While DirectX Raytracing is open for business with Battlefield V, there’s no quantitative measure of a capable graphics card’s innate ability to blast millions of rays around in-game. But that’s where 3DMark’s Port Royal benchmark comes in.
As it turns out, the snowstorm that’s been lurking off the south coast of Fortnite might not be a snowstorm at all. Players have been reporting a tempest lurking on the horizon for a few weeks now, but the game’s latest update suggests that something far more ominous could be on the way.
In case you hadn’t noticed, Artifact released last night, and Valve’s dota-themed card game got off to a pretty impressive start. Barely an hour after launch, it already had over 50,000 concurrents, and early critic reviews have been pretty positive. User reviews, however, have been a little more harsh.
When you think of military technology that is intended to “increase lethality by enhancing the ability to detect, decide, and engage before the enemy”, it’s often superhuman bionic limbs, laser guns, and UFOs that spring to mind. We can surely thank Hollywood for that. But as it turns out it’s all a bit more civilian: it’s Microsoft’s HoloLens.
By the time you’ve cobbled together all of its islands, cities, and dungeons, World of Warcraft is a pretty big place. Even a veteran player can lose their way from time to time, and the sheer scale of Blizzard’s MMO can make it an alarming prospect for new arrivals. Fortunately, someone has put together a handy tool to help you find your way around.
The Warhammer universe is getting a mobile game. Developer Tilting Point announced its partnership with Gaming Workshop and Hunted Cow to help bring Warhammer to mobile devices. Titled Warhammer: Chaos and Conquest, the mobile game offers players the freedom to play alone or group up with friends to take down kingdoms, while constructing and building their own empire within the Warhammer world, recruiting demonic armies and building temples. President of Tilting Point, Samir El-Agili, expressed his excitement towards the title, as well as working with Gaming Workshop to bring this title to life.
Early builds of Dark Souls 3 let players create their own bonfires wherever they wanted and create PvP environments to essentially invite in invading players. The content was cut very early in the game’s development, but has since been uncovered in a video by Soulsborne YouTuber Lance McDonald.
The AMD RX 590 graphics card has been lighting up gaming PCs across the land thanks to its combination of a decent price and its updated 12nm Polaris GPU. At least it has on Windows-based systems. On machines running the sysadmin’s best buddy, Linux, however, it’s not been looking too good for some RX 590 cards.
Around two weeks ago, Ubisoft took advantage of the Rainbow Six Siege Grand Finals and announced two new operators coming with the Wind Bastion expansion, Kaid and Nomad.