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CD Projekt RED opens new studio to work on Cyberpunk 2077

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 54 mins ago

CD Projekt RED has opened a new studio in Wroclaw, Poland to help develop the cyclopean Cyberpunk 2077.



Cyberpunk 2077 is the biggest game CD Projekt RED has ever done--and from the devs that made The Witcher 3 that's saying a lot. After all it will have next-gen level AI and huge sprawling, living, breathing cities based in a sci-fi universe. In order to ensure the game lives up to fans' expectations as well as the studio's penchant for near-perfect quality, the games-maker has enlisted another Poland-based studio that will flesh the game out alongside the Warsaw and Cracow branches.


The new branch is made from 18 devs previously known as Strange New Things.

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Tencent to publish Ubisoft's biggest games in China

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 38 mins ago

Ubisoft strikes a huge deal with Chinese juggernaut Tencent to publish and promote its games overseas.




On the heels of announcing the massively positive news that Vivendi has cancelled its takeover plans, Ubisoft has another batch of great news: it's signed a "strategic partnership agreement" with Tencent, China's biggest gaming presence, to bring its biggest titles to the region. With countless gamers across mobile and PC, China represents a huge billion-dollar boon for Ubisoft (and any other games-maker that has yet to tap the region) and will undoubtedly be a big win for Ubisoft. It also tremendously helps that Ubisoft has a slate of wholly-owned IPs.


"Today, Ubisoft and Tencent announced a strategic agreement in which Tencent will operate, publish and promote several of Ubisoft's most successful titles on PC and mobile in the Chinese market," the press release states.

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Vivendi cancels Ubisoft takeover, to sell all company shares

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 18 mins ago

The shadow of Vivendi's looming takeover has finally been dispelled, and today marks the end in a long saga that might've irreparably changed one of the biggest games-makers in the industry.




Vivendi has cancelled its plans for a potential takeover of French games-maker Ubisoft and will relinquish control of its share capital back to the video games publisher, Ubisoft today announced. Vivendi, who currently owns 27.3% stake in Ubisoft's shares, will sell its entire portion, but as part of the transaction Ubisoft has teamed up with Chinese juggernaut Tencent in a "strategic partnership agreement."


"The evolution in our shareholding is great news for Ubisoft. It was made possible thanks to the outstanding execution of our strategy and the decisive support of Ubisoft talents, players and shareholders. I would like to warmly thank them all. The investment from new long-term shareholders in Ubisoft demonstrates their trust in our future value creation potential, and Ubisoft's share buy-back will be accretive to all shareholders," said Ubisoft company head Yves Guillemot.

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Bizarre horror game Agony delayed

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 59 mins ago

Agony has been delayed just 10 days ahead of its slated release date, Madmind Studio today announced.



I've been looking forward to the incredibly macabre first-person survival game Agony ever since it caught my eye in late 2016. The game has been successfully funded on Kickstarter and has the attention of quite a few gamers...but unfortunately the studio had to delay the game to ensure quality on all platforms--so that means we won't be venturing into the bloody-bizarre hallowed depths of Hell on March 30 after all.


"As you all have been curious about Agony we do have some information for you. Sadly we have to inform you that March 30th will not be the release date. We will inform you as soon as possible with the final release date of the game," the studio wrote in a new update.

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Nintendo Switch refresh rumor: new NVIDIA Tegra SoC, 8GB RAM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 11 hours, 6 mins ago

We might not see a full Nintendo Switch 2.0 any time soon, but a refreshed Nintendo Switch could be on the way according to the latest findings in the firmware 5.0 release for the Switch.




Some keen-eyed hackers had a look around inside of the Switch 5.0 firmware, where they found references to a hardware refresh for the Switch. Nintendo seems to be working on a new Switch that would see the SoC upgraded from the Tegra 210 that NVIDIA supplied for the current-gen Switch, to the Tegra 214 in the purported Switch refresh.


The reason the Nintendo Switch could be refreshed is that there are hardware level security concerns, with new vulnerabilities found in Switch firmware that enabled homebrew software... leading to pirated Switch games. VG24/7 reports: "the general understanding is that the Tegra 210 chip is largely to blame for these, and a permanent software fix may not be possible, hence the upgrade".

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God of War TV commercial trailer builds next months hype

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 54 mins ago

The God of War release date is just over a month away and to get that hype train moving even faster than what it is already Santa Monica Studios has released a new TV commercial trailer showing the growth of Artreus.



We have seen a few different trailers for the upcoming God of War game, one of which was even featured on a NBA basketball court. More specifically though, the above video shows the progression of Artreus' confidence in battle, beginning with him struggling to deal the hand of death to even a basic animal.


We can see that through the short minute video, Artreus becomes quite a force of reckoning as he trains more and more with Kratos. It was a given that the son of Kratos would have somesort of abilities and we can see a quick example of that here, Artreus conjures the power of lightening.

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PUBG released on iOS and Android in the US

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 54 mins ago

The mobile version of PUBG has finally been released to the iOS Apple Store and Google Play Store for users in the US. The battle royale success will now compete with the recently launched Fortnite on iOS devices.




Users that are interested in competing for the chicken dinner on their phones will be glad to know they will be using a completely identical port from the PC version. The game is "An authentic port of the PC version. 100 players are dropped on an enormous 8x8 km battlefield. Players fight to survive and eliminate each other through strategy and skill. The last one standing wins! Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!"


PUBG mobile will still be using Unreal Engine 4 and will also be able to run on any iOS device iPhone 5s and above, this also includes iPad Air or an iPad Mini.

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NVIDIA teases 'future generation GPU architectures' at GDC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 14 hours, 39 mins ago

It wasn't too long ago that I exclusively reported that NVIDIA would release a new GeForce graphics card at GTC 2018, which is next week by the way, and now we might have a hint at confirmation according to NVIDIA.




The company has just announced its new RTX platform, a new "highly scalable" solution for raytracing technology that will "usher in a new era" of real-time raytracing. The problem is, RTX supports older graphics cards, with NVIDIA stating that RTX will be locked to "Volta and future generation GPU architectures".


Now that we've seen NVIDIA unveil their new RTX solution, Pascal GPU owners aren't going to be happy. This means to run any of the RTX-powered games released in the future you'll need a new graphics card, as there are no consumer graphics cards on the market that are capable of RTX.

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Kingdome Come: Deliverance mod brings 'Ultimate Realism'

By: Jak Connor | More News: Apps | Posted: 14 hours, 54 mins ago

Kingdome Come: Deliverance already being a somewhat difficult game has just had the option of making it even harder made available to those who are game enough to walk down that road.




The mod titled 'Ultimate Realism Overhaul' will make for the players character to be hindered in almost all forms of progression throughout the game. Examples of this would be boosting the stat requirements for all items, venderos pay you less money, blocking difficulty is increased and an overall slower leveling pace is added.


The results of this difficulty increase is that players will be forced to sleep in the street, this could cause a much more rewarding feeling or drive to completing the extremely challenging early game. Its suggested that this mod is for players that have already completed the game more than once, but if you are after the true 'rags to riches' feeling jump straight into it here.

Hunt: Showdown displayed in the amazing CRYENGINE V demo

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 54 mins ago

Crytek has released on the CRYENGINE YouTube Channel a demo video that showcases the amazing capabilities of their new CRYENGINE V.



The game that is featured throughout the demo is no other than Cryteks latest example Hunt: Showdown. The video shows available assets, Vulkan Renderer and voxelization.


As you progress more through the demo we can see that Hunt: Showdown will be featuring the touch bending, Vegetation Detail Bending, Terrain Blending, Steam Integration functionalities and PFX2.

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