Gaming

Epic Is Already Announcing Exclusives for Its Game Store

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Epic Games is riding high on the success of Fortnite, which is currently the most popular title in the world by most measures. The company decided recently that gave it enough clout to take on Steam, the largest and best-supported source for PC games. Epic’s storefront launched recently with just a handful of games, but

Epic Launches New PC Games Store With Handful of Titles

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Epic has, as promised, launched its new Store. While the service is obviously intended to take Steam on head-to-head, with a 12/88 revenue split for Epic and developers as opposed to Valve’s 30/70 split, gamers who are used to the literally thousands of titles available on Steam may be surprised to see just how few

New DXR Patch Substantially Improves Nvidia RTX Ray Tracing Performance in Battlefield V

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When the first benchmarks for Battlefield V’s ray tracing mode (called RTX by Nvidia, but using Microsoft’s DirectX Ray Tracing, or DXR technology) arrived, they seemed to indicate little improvement from estimated performance at the Gamescom event where NV launched its latest GPU family. The benchmarks showed the RTX 2080 Ti breaking 60fps at 1080p,

Secrets of PlayStation Classic: Sony’s Hidden Menu, Support for More Games

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Sony’s PlayStation Classic has not been reviewed particularly well. As we detailed in our roundup, the collective opinion of the community boils down to “bare-bones implementation with a so-so library.” There’s been plenty of speculation about why the system ended up shipping with such a weak selection of games, with the imminent release of various

Epic Games Is Gunning for Steam, Plans to Launch Rival Streaming Service

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Life is strange sometimes. Three days ago, I was openly wondering what gaming service might emerge to provide a better set of features and capabilities than Steam. This week, Epic Games announces that they’re coming out with their own service — and they’ve got at least one serious hook ready to land right between Gabe

Nvidia Open Sources PhysX, With a Few Caveats Attached

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Nvidia has declared PhysX 3.4 is now open source, while the upcoming 4.0 version will be open sourced when it ships later this month. I am genuinely surprised to have written this. Back when Nvidia bought Ageia, it took the company’s idea for a PPU — a Physics Processing Unit to be installed in a

Nvidia Announces Monster RTX Titan GPU

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Nvidia announced its RTX family, it launched three GPUs, each with their own specific underlying design. The RTX 2070 is based on the TU106 GPU (2,304 cores), the RTX 2080 uses the TU104 GPU (3,072 cores), and the RTX 2080 Ti uses the TU102 GPU (4,608 cores). In two of these cases, however, Nvidia

Nvidia AI Can Render Complete Urban Environments in Unreal Engine 4

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Interest in artificial neural networks has skyrocketed over the years as companies like Google and Facebook have invested heavily in machines that can think like humans. Today, an AI can recognize objects in photos or help generate realistic computer speech, but Nvidia has successfully built a neural network that can create an entire virtual world

Steam Sucks, but What Does One Replace It With?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Steam sucks. Valve’s paean-cum-storefront to all things PC gaming is a groaning trainwreck of poor discovery, with features stapled into and on top of a UI that hasn’t been overhauled in years. The entire application needs a ground-up redesign. Much like iTunes, it staggers onwards nonetheless, courtesy of a company mostly interested in rent collecting

Fury of Disappointment: Darksiders III

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. After the collapse of THQ in 2013, the fate of well-loved franchises like Darksiders was in peril. The company’s intellectual properties scattered to the winds, devs moved to other endeavors, and fans were heartbroken. But all these years later, Darksiders is back from the dead right alongside the name of its former publisher. Vigil Games