Intel has chosen a name for its next-generation discrete graphics card, set for release in 2020, and that name is: Intel Xe. I’ll be honest, it’s pretty uninspiring and we’re still trying to figure out whether we disappointed or glad about the fact the company has steered itself away from the brink of calling its new GPU Graphics McGraphicscardface.
Nvidia’s DLSS, or Deep Learning Super Sampling, is now available for the first time within Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition. This is one of the signature features of the Turing architecture and utilises the Tensor Cores within the GPU die to intelligently combine multiple frames into one final, smooth as heck image, while utilising fewer input samples than traditional super sampling techniques.
If you want to know how tempting Epic’s new store is for game developers, here’s a statistic for you: had Battalion 1944 released on the Epic Store and sold the same number of copies as it did on Steam, it “would have amassed an additional $350,000”.
Overwatch’s Winter Wonderland event is back for 2018, and it brings us yet another maddening tease for Jetpack Cat. Yes, Blizzard is once again referencing a hero that it suggests is too silly for actual inclusion in Overwatch. But listen, folks – we live in a post-hamster-in-a-mech-ball world. The eventual inclusion of Jetpack Cat is only a matter of time.
The Epic Game Store launched last week, and while that launch has seen significant support from developers, the response from players has been much more mixed. Refunds are a major point of confusion, and Epic’s messaging hasn’t exactly given us a concise breakdown of what to expect – but the company has provided enough responses in different places that we can piece it together.
Quantic Dream is a well-known video game developer now. Their video game titles cater more towards a cinematic film experience with emphasis on choice and consequences. These traits could be found in their previous releases such as Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls, though they recently released their latest IP this year. Detroit: Become Human was a highly anticipated video game since its announcement where the game follows a futuristic world set in Detroit, Michigan. Within this world, humans get by through the help and aid of androids though as the world progressed, androids have started to step up and revolted for their own rights.
Skyrim launched over half-a-decade ago, and it’s still getting fresh patches and bug fixes. Naturally, mods like the Unofficial Skyrim Patch are similarly getting updated to stay current, providing fresh updates to keep the game running smooth. The Skyrim Special Edition version of the unofficial patch just got a big update, so consider this your PSA to go download it.
One of the biggest and most anticipated video game titles coming in 2019 is BioWare’s Anthem. The video game was originally slated to launch this year but has since been pushed back. Taking a stab a brand new IP, it looks like the development studio is attempting to bring out another science fiction narrative experience and one that they hope will prove to be better than their previous release, Mass Effect: Andromeda. At any rate, for fans who have been waiting to get their hands on a copy of the game, it looks like we’ll soon get a small taste of what’s to come in the form of a demo.