One Year After Launch, No Man’s Sky Getting Third Major Update

One Year After Launch, No Man’s Sky Getting Third Major Update

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When No Man’s Sky launched last year it flew into a buzzsaw of criticism. The game’s lead designer and studio head, Sean Murray, lied about what the final game would look like and, in the process, created an enormous amount of user expectation that the game didn’t even come close to fulfilling. Over the last year, Hello Games has worked…

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Fallout: The Board Game Invites You to Revisit Beautiful Post-Apocalyptia

Fallout: The Board Game Invites You to Revisit Beautiful Post-Apocalyptia

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. If you love the world of Fallout, but don’t want to wait for Bethesda to release another installment, Fantasy Flight has a new board game available that might suit your fancy. Dubbed simply Fallout, it’s based on the worlds of Fallout 3 and 4, as well as their downloadable content packs. The Capital Wasteland (FO3), The Pitt (Pittsburgh, FO3 DLC),…

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Here’s What It Takes to Run Games at 16K Resolution

Here’s What It Takes to Run Games at 16K Resolution

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. For most of us, game resolutions increase fairly slowly, one periodic monitor purchase at a time. Ten years ago, 1080p was the new hotness; I was personally using a 22-inch Acer with a 1680×1050 resolution, and wondering what all the fuss was about with 1080p compared with 720p. Now, 4K displays are becoming more common, with additional support for features…

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Early Results Suggest AMD’s Vega 56 Packs a Punch Against the GTX 1070

Early Results Suggest AMD’s Vega 56 Packs a Punch Against the GTX 1070

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When AMD announced its upcoming RX Vega product family, most of the focus was on its upper-end SKUs amid speculation of how well they’d compete against the GTX 1080 and GTX 1080 Ti. Less discussed was how the more modest Vega 56 might compare with Nvidia’s GTX 1070. Now, early leaks from Tweaktown suggest this match-up might actually be the…

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Nintendo: SNES Classic Pre-Orders Begin Later This Month

Nintendo: SNES Classic Pre-Orders Begin Later This Month

There are hordes of eager fans willing to line up for a chance to purchase an SNES Classic (online or in real life), and Nintendo stoked the flame today with an announcement that pre-orders for its newest retro console will go live later this month. “We appreciate the incredible anticipation that exists for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System: Super NES Classic Edition system, and can confirm that it will be made available for pre-order by…

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Nvidia Wants to Use AI to Enhance Games, Improve Ray Tracing

Nvidia Wants to Use AI to Enhance Games, Improve Ray Tracing

At SIGGRAPH this week, both AMD and Nvidia are announcing various hardware and software technologies. SIGGRAPH is an annual show that focuses on computer graphics and advances in rendering techniques. At the show this year, Nvidia showcased the ways AI could be used to improve gaming or to create extremely realistic images, without the enormous computational horsepower that would be required to brute force certain visual standards. This last bit is of more than incidental concern….

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AMD’s Vega Takes on Nvidia: Pricing, Features Revealed

AMD’s Vega Takes on Nvidia: Pricing, Features Revealed

After months of waiting and speculation, AMD has finally taken the lid off its RX Vega series, its clock speeds, capabilities, and pricing. All of these characteristics have been hotly debated of late, with readers asking for (and making predictions about) how it would compare with Nvidia’s year-old Pascal GPUs like the 1070 and 1080. We now have some preliminary answers to some of those questions, but by no means the entire picture. So here’s…

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AMD Announces New Threadripper Core, Reveals Launch Date

AMD Announces New Threadripper Core, Reveals Launch Date

AMD has been trickling information about Threadripper piece-by-piece over the last few months, ensuring that the topic stays fresh and keeps people interested. This weekend, the company finally released some significant details about Threadripper and its plans for the platform long-term. We’ve created a slideshow with some of the most important data on performance and overall product positioning against Intel. Click to enlarge each slide in a new window. Overall, AMD is gunning pretty hard…

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