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Xbox One GPU speed and graphics driver upgraded

Friday, 2 August 2013 13:52 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft corporate vice president Marc Whitten announced during a Major Nelson podcast today that GPU speed for Xbox One has been increased since the console was shown during E3 2013.

Whitten says in the podcast that gamescom attendees will “get the first look at new things since E3″ in regards to the console.

These new additions are reportedly a rebuilt and optimized graphics driver and the GPU’s clock speed changing from “800mhz to 853mhz.”

Xbox One is currently in internal hardware beta, and the OS is being polished.

The early report came from a cached article on the matter from Gamespot.

Thanks, Game Informer.

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119 Comments

  1. a7md1990

    From “800mhz to 853mhz.” – ROFLMFAO!!!!

    #1 2 years ago
  2. KAP

    They really do wanna win………. ha!

    #2 2 years ago
  3. Zensi

    @1 You really do underestimate what that means….

    #3 2 years ago
  4. taternuggets

    @1 You pretty much just outed yourself as an idiot.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. Bam007

    6% increase? Eh, better than nothing I suppose. Besides, consoles don’t start and end with hardware. Sony may have superior hardware in the PS4, but without the software to support it…..

    Besides, last time I checked, Sony is hardware and Microsoft is software. You can’t win ‘em all.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. Faithseekers

    Does that mean XBox One is more powerful then PS4?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. loci

    I thought they said specs are meaningless?
    They seem desperate to me to squeeze every little extra bit out.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. kingy

    Got to give it to them they are trying not many companies would do the changes they have done so far

    #8 2 years ago
  9. Max Payne

    That is like 3 fps increase at best.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. Joe Musashi

    Why would they do this when they have the infinite power of the cloud? And true believers have been telling us what benefits it will bring when it comes to the machine’s visual fidelity?

    Something doesn’t quite add up.

    JM

    #10 2 years ago
  11. Stephany Nunneley

    “Report” taken off header since the podcast is live.

    #11 2 years ago
  12. MCTJim

    and here come the haters and Naysayers…..games will the only thing that decides this Generation like it did with the last gen…I look forward to them.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. eXite85

    800 mHz to 853 mHz

    Someone please hand me the Evian!!

    This is no longer rocket science but warp-drive science ,damn !!

    #13 2 years ago
  14. dsr

    Spec changes this late into dev cycle?
    Red Ring 2.0 incoming?

    #14 2 years ago
  15. Petulant Radish

    @1 I hope you really are literally rolling on the floor laughing your f**king ass off as otherwise you are a disgusting filthy liar that no one could ever trust or ,indeed, love.

    As otherwise why would you type such nonsense, it must be quite hard to do whilst doing the above anyway.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. OlderGamer

    More power seems like a good thing. Not a ton, but still more is well … more. Better then less.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. monkeygourmet

    Have MS actually come out and released a final spec sheet?

    Quite a few people are still speculating they have been holding back to let Sony have a chance and stop Apple / Google wading into the market.

    It is quite obvious Sony’s PS4 is very ‘off the shelf’ and the Xbone is way more customised.

    Considering the PS4 is supposed to be more powerful, the Xbone seems to be hitting the 1080p / 60 fps target far easier at the moment.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. stretch215

    Great news for those buying an xbox1! Also, say what you want about “cloud” tech, anything that will lighten the load on the cpu will be beneficial for gaming. To deny this is idiocy, but there are plenty of idiots in these parts….

    #18 2 years ago
  19. MCTJim

    @17 no sir not yet

    They have never ever said anything about it other than what we know from the reveal and E3.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. monkeygourmet

    @19

    I would quite like it to turn out more powerful, would be hilarious especially after all the gloating.

    #20 2 years ago
  21. OlderGamer

    MG +1, would be funny!

    #21 2 years ago
  22. MCTJim

    @20 I dont know other than what has been rumor. Its really not less powerful than the PS4…they are pretty much equal..in terms of Raw HP the PS4 has more according to specs from Sony…but again we dont know the true specs of the X1 other than the rumors…but in the end, its games that matter.

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Dragon246

    @19,
    Please ignore him. He is always wrong. Analysis isn’t his strong point, rumor mongering is. He is still hoping somehow PS4 gets shit wrong. Just see Sony and Ninty financials page to confirm.

    Btw, specs are out in the open, its better games media don’t show it because hardly anyone could make of it except hardware people. We can just look forward to games.

    #23 2 years ago
  24. Fin

    This seems like a really insignificant change.

    @10

    +1

    I’m waiting for the press release – “We’ve been working hard, and have finally be able to double the infinite power of the cloud”.

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Lengendaryboss

    @23
    Why do i suddenly think i should grab the popcorn while i can :) although i can agree his opinions are misguided, arrogant and annoying: but ignoring? lets just wait and see.

    #25 2 years ago
  26. MCTJim

    I am now waiting for the Sony announcement..we have upped our speed to 854Mhz..LOL

    #26 2 years ago
  27. Dragon246

    @25,
    ” i can agree his opinions are misguided, arrogant and annoying”
    Not mincing words eh? :D

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Lengendaryboss

    On topic i suppose this is good. @10+24 but, but the infinite power of the cloud, please be excited :)

    Disclaimer: for those who read please note this is not me hating, trolling or anything like that: its me poking fun :)

    Reason For Disclaimer: Those who don’t understand eventually has me breaking down what i actually mean and in a rare occasion they end up being hypocrites.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. loci

    53Mhz..odd number?
    Sounds like they overclocked it bit by bit till it broke, then took it down 1Mhz.

    Good luck with the RROD early buyers.

    #29 2 years ago
  30. Lengendaryboss

    @26
    Oh yes follow MS’s 180 lead.

    @27
    Ok that’s just my opinion.

    #30 2 years ago
  31. Belazur

    Doesn’t mean a lot.
    The PS4 GPU is still over 40% better/faster.

    But hey, it’s something ;)

    #31 2 years ago
  32. Hcw87

    @29
    RROD happened because of heat.

    Xbox One has been confirmed (also PS4 probably) to have good airflow/heat dispersion, even better than the current consoles.

    Do. Some. Research. Clueless. Person

    #32 2 years ago
  33. OrbitMonkey

    This is the meaningless techno-wank loved by that boring guy down the pub.

    Nobody likes that guy.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. DrDamn

    @17
    “It is quite obvious Sony’s PS4 is very ‘off the shelf’ and the Xbone is way more customised.”

    In what way shape or form? We don’t know a whole lot about the X1 because MS haven’t been talking about specs. From what Sony have actually said the PS4 is nicely customised and tweaked.

    #34 2 years ago
  35. fihar

    Hardware specs are like IQs. You could brag about it but nobody gives a damn in the end.

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Kreion

    @30
    Basically all Sony have been doing is waiting till MS announce something and then having a pissing contest. Look at the 5 vs 15 min recording or the 2000 friends list rubbish. It just makes them seem petty to me, not that Microsoft’s constant decision changes makes them better company but I’d refer a company that changes their mind when they make a mistake vs one that doesn’t.

    I honestly don’t know enough about tech to comment on this piece of news. Especially since I’m pretty sure both systems are using APU’s or something like that which is not exactly the same as traditional PC CPU and GPU. But I suppose more power is better, but both consoles are still so similar I highly doubt there’ll be much graphical difference even by the end of their lifespan. But who knows.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. Llewelyn_MT

    Now that is just a bit better than my own Radeon 6850 OC (clocked @ 820 MHz, but with faster GDDR5). And that’s AMD’s upper medium class of year 2010.

    Where is your god now? In the cloud? ;-)

    #37 2 years ago
  38. OlderGamer

    Are the next gen systems having problems locking down 1080P/60fps? Is that what is behind this extra few % from MS? Trying to smooth things out?

    #38 2 years ago
  39. Beersup

    Here we go again, lol. PS4ers loving every X1 piece of news.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. Lengendaryboss

    @36
    MS have everything about the Xbox One preplanned so does Sony: Nothing is in direct response to each other.

    Sony make mistakes do you not remember 2006, here is the major two:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BOHqG1nc_tw
    http://www.1up.com/news/ps3-job

    Sony copied MS at times then and now its the reverse now.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. MCTJim

    sigh….in the end…games decide everything and looking at them we are all gonna have a wonderful time with the systems come November.

    #41 2 years ago
  42. DrDamn

    @38
    Essentially they’ve done their final thermal testing and found they could up things and still be cool enough, so they have. It’s a nice little bonus.

    #42 2 years ago
  43. DrDamn

    @41
    Don’t be silly, they’ll all be arguing about which system sucks more and complaining about minor things. People will be *far* to busy to actually play the games – the very idea! ;)

    #43 2 years ago
  44. Belmont

    @42
    Agreed !

    It is better to have higher clock speed.Good news in general. I don’t know whether that makes a difference or not,It is about great games.

    (Sarcasm !)
    Alright Micro, How about making those 8GB of RAM of GDDR5 variety? Go on, call it Xbox One+ !

    #44 2 years ago
  45. Ireland Michael

    As someone with only a vague understanding of hardware, can someone explain to me what exactly this change means? Sounds like an actually fairly significant upgrade based on the lashing @1′s comment is getting.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. Beta

    Rocket science and magic ladies and gentlemen! [Just poking a bit of fun ;)]

    I won’t pretend to understand clock speeds. Curious, is this change going to be noticeable? Because it sounds rather small.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. The_GHOST

    WOOHOO an overclock
    What are they gonna do now put in a new cooler to make sure the gpu doesn’t overheat of 53 mhz

    #47 2 years ago
  48. DrDamn

    @45
    It’s not all that significant but any boost is nice to have.

    #48 2 years ago
  49. MCTJim

    @45 and @46 until MS really comes out and says here are the specs..cant really say too much other than its a bump and will increase speed, but where that bump will be used is up in the air

    #49 2 years ago
  50. Llewelyn_MT

    @45: The power increase is marginal, a few percent. The power consumption increase (always higher than the speed increase) is much more of a problem on a global scale.

    #50 2 years ago
  51. DrDamn

    Probably of more significance is the Driver update which allows closer access to the hardware – something Sony already allowed.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. monkeygourmet

    @27

    Did you get a little boner then?

    #52 2 years ago
  53. monkeygourmet

    @34

    Sorry, I could have phrased that better.

    I should have said Sony seem to have shown their hand, will MS seem to be still tweaking.

    The fact their still tweaking so close to launch makes me think that the guts of the device Digital Foundary looked at were still not finalised.

    Saying that, this sounds more like driver updates rather than swapping out parts.

    Ultimatly all I see is the gap Sony fans gloating about has been closing by the day. If anything the devices sound near identical.

    And that means all TEH 8GDDR5 and 40% more power was a bit of a flase flag.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. redwood

    They really didn’t had to do this… I mean they have the infinite power of the cloud :P never believe corporate bull crap.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. redwood

    @monkeygourmet.. Naah mate… Am in the Sony camp and am here for games like last of us and uncharted. And Xbox is really not closing that gap at aaaaaaallll..

    #55 2 years ago
  56. MCTJim

    @53 MS has said that it was a prototype that they let the wired.com people take apart.

    as for the 40% more power….you are correct, its not true…based on rumors..the raw HP of the PS4 makes it more powerful on paper….all we know about the X1 is what was revealed during the reveal and E3…but all people look at is numbers..for example..more is better

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Dragon246

    @54,
    Yeah :P

    Well, correct me if I am wrong, but this could probably be done anytime via a simple software update, provided they have enough thermal headroom.

    Btw, X1 hasn’t undergone hardware certification by FCC, brazilian agency and so on, isn’t it? This probably means production hasn’t started yet, so they are probably a bit behind Sony in this regard. However, Sony is using more “exotic” parts which are in more limited supply, so to say, and MS is using more common parts, so it probably is even.
    Launch shortages are definite reality, unlike a certain console :D

    #57 2 years ago
  58. monkeygourmet

    @55

    God speed! :)

    My girlfriend looks to be getting a PS4 because of the bullshit with the Kinect (she was 360 before). Im going PC next gen although may pick up a PS4 / Xbone down the line.

    What I have found interesting has been:

    People who defended the PS3 right through the early days, and denided Sony had made mistakes (Bluray, TEH CELL etc…), are now loving the fact that Sony seems to have ‘turned over a new leaf’.

    That doesn’t make any sense unless you were criticising their decisions from an earlier point.

    Likewise,

    Xbox fans who have been defending MS through all the DRM bullshit, now loving it when they have U-Turned an a lot of stuff?!

    It’s very confusing, I’d have thought you were either in or out really! :)

    G1GA is pretty hardcore in this respect. Even though MS flip flopped, he still wants all the old stuff back in the system! Thats dedication right there!

    #58 2 years ago
  59. monkeygourmet

    @57

    Launch shortages are definite reality, unlike a certain console :)

    Translated:

    Troll Troll Troll Troll Troll Troooolllllll :)

    #59 2 years ago
  60. OrbitMonkey

    Hey #50 has a point. Just how much juice will these next-gen consoles need? Compared to this gen for example?

    Don’t want my electric bill going through the roof! :/

    #60 2 years ago
  61. Ireland Michael

    Can’t complain about a little extra juice, but at the end of the day, all that really matters are the games.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. DrDamn

    @MG
    I’m PS4 first then X1 eventually but I’m with G1GA on a lot of the decisions. They don’t seem to have shown much backbone or conviction in their design and went too far the other way. As it stands it’s a less attractive proposition to me now than it was post E3 conference.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. MCTJim

    @61 so true
    @62 I too wished they would have left the original plans in place…well minus the once a day check…..and hope they bring back family sharing

    #63 2 years ago
  64. monkeygourmet

    @62

    I think it was all about delivery.

    If you show actual proof how the DRM stlye stuff, Kinect etc.. etc… Could enhance games, then you have more of a chance of selling it.

    It’s like me trying to talk about the Wii U game pad to anyone on here. No one wants it or is prepared to give it a chance.

    Now, as im a fan (like G1GA with all the Xbone DRM stuff), I look into it more than the average person and take time to learn to use the device.

    In that respect I get more out of it (Miiverse, artwork, community etc…) But trying to explain that to someone who doesn’t want to hear it is a waste of breath half the time.

    If MS hadn’t focussed on TV at the start, maybe had a ‘side show’ after E3, and just focused on amazing Kinect 2.0 tech, sharing etc… It might be a different story.

    They completly miss-judged the audience and looked out of touch.

    Still to this day they are trying to sell ‘always on’ Kinect, without one good game or reason to have it. The TV stuff doesn’t even work in half the countries… :/

    Sony basically had an empty goal.

    You know you’ve fucked it when your main rival can win just by saying:

    ‘We’ll let you loan your games!’

    #64 2 years ago
  65. fearmonkey

    The GPU is a customized gimped version of a ATI 7790, with lower compute units and shader units and clock speed compared to a stock ATI 7790. The stock GPU speed of a 7790 is 1GHZ and they upped the speed here to 853MHZ, so thats just a bullet point and marketing tactic, “look it’s more powerful”

    Extremetech did a great article on the differences between them.
    http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/162612-ps4-vs-xbox-one-performance-compared-using-representative-pc-hardware

    Now look at those framerate differences in their comparison, see how much higher the PS4 framerates could be?

    As the article notes, for third party games, their might not be much difference at all, especially at the beginning of the gen. However, the PS4 version could run smoother with no dips in framerate with better AA or filtering, and first party games could really show the differences between them. Say what you want about the Xbone, MS made a less powerful console because they wanted to have TV TV Sports Sports and Kinect, and if that appeals to you fine. Personally, I just want a console, a controller, and games.

    Also – there is more here – http://www.extremetech.com/gaming/162977-xbox-one-gpu-gets-modest-boost-in-power-to-combat-ps4-supremacy-microsoft-confirms

    #65 2 years ago
  66. Hcw87

    @65
    So you’re telling me that you can spot the difference between 70 and 56 FPS (for example)? Do you have some advanced robotic eyes or some shit? No human being can spot a difference between lets say 50 and 60 fps.

    Also, visually those benchmarks are identical.

    #66 2 years ago
  67. super3001

    fact remains xone has 1080p/60 games an ps4 struggle with controller lag an tearing at 30fps.

    xone is better design simply. now +6% even better

    #67 2 years ago
  68. Riseer

    monkeygourmet,you know nothing about hardware.First off this is a minor performance boost..i mean minor.We also don’t know what Sony has done with the new dev kits/updates.Overclocking the Ps4 gpu would be even less of a issue then the Xbone gpu.Why is that?well Esram is used on the same die as the Gpu and mover cores,this tends to make the Gpu get hotter then it should.Sony uses Gcn cores we don’t know if Sony has added anything else to the die beyond the GCN cores.

    We know added another bus to the GPU that allows it to read directly from system memory or write directly to the system memory, bypassing its own L1 and L2 caches.They can pass around 20 gigabytes a second down that bus.

    We don’t know if Sony has increased the MHZ on the Gpu/Cpu.Also those games running at E3 were running on old dev kits.Sony’s API is very thin it’s very close to coding to metal.Killzone SF was only running on 4 gigs of ram two weeks before E3.

    I know Xbox fans think this is 360 vs Ps3 again.Difference this time around is both the Ps4/Xbone have around the same hardware GPU/CPU.Ps4 has a upgraded version of the Xbone Gpu.The thing that catches my eye is the RoP diffrence.32 vs 16 in favor of the Ps4 gpu,both Gpu’s used the same setup just the Ps4 gpu has more of everything.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. sg1974

    So this increases the GPU from 1.23 to 1.31 TFLOPS (for comparison the PS4 is at least 1.84). Good news for MS and XBox One customers, though I would be very concerned they are still optimising the use of their hardware barely 15 weeks before it is launched at retail.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. fearmonkey

    @66 – No, I am telling you that with those added framerates, the game will likely never dip below 60. I am also saying that those added framerates could mean added tessellation for increased geometry, more objects in the background or screen, better AA and better filtering. In plain speak, a game could look better on PS4 for no performance cost.

    Yes they were, because they used a PC game that wasnt optimized. my point was that developers would have a chance to optimize the game to be better if they wanted to. Whether that happens or not, thats not my point. My point is that PS4 has more possibilities for having the better looking and performing games, as well as having the best looking first party titles.

    #70 2 years ago
  71. Major Mayhem 70

    Why the sudden increase? Maybe, just maybe they’re trying to compete. Sort of like why a particular company dropped it camera from being packaged in with its console. No wait, they did that for us gamers so maybe that’s why MS increased the GPU speed… For us gamers 😜

    #71 2 years ago
  72. sg1974

    @71 Any evidence for that or just putting up a strawman?

    #72 2 years ago
  73. fearmonkey

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/2013-08-02-carmack-criticises-fundamentally-poor-kinect-interactions

    “Kinect is sort of like a zero button mouse with a lot of latency on it”

    Carmack not a fan of the new Kinect it seems.

    #73 2 years ago
  74. monkeygourmet

    @68

    When did I protest to know a shit load about hardware?

    I’m building a rig at the moment and have been asking for help I the forum from other VG247 forumites.

    I’m just talking about discussions people are having on the Internet and stories like this.

    Sony need to show me more to convince me of the superior PS4, that’s all. If your convinced by what you have seen, more power too you.

    Forza is 60FPS and 1080p and looks better than Driveclub even though Driveclub is only 30fps…

    Also, people are saying the Ps4 was further along in the dev cycle, so why are Xbone games looking to run smoother at the moment?

    I’m asking you the questions if you know so much about tech.

    #74 2 years ago
  75. Riseer

    super3001,Lol oh you mean those Pc demos they had at e3.You are a typical Xbot,MS lieing in your face and you give them a handshake and a smile as they take your money”or your parents money”.Get real MS is trying to make a big deal about their API…fact is it’s not a big deal.Sony already gives developer’s a razor thin Api that happens to run on open GL.Which happens to be better then DX11 because you don’t have to worry about MS to update it.Also DX11 has a lot of trash on it,is it good API sure but does it give the Xbone a advantage?Nope.

    Sony has stronger hardware which you are to dense to understanding,this isn’t a completely diffrent Gpu/Cpu.Both consoles use the same hardware vender,just Sony has more powerful hardware Gpu wise”Cpu’s are about the same”Let’s not forget that MS went with DDR3 which isn’t good for graphics,that;s why they had to go with Esram.They HAD to use Esram because DDR3 is slow for graphics bandwith.It’s good for smaller bits of data and bad for moving large bits of data.

    MS got burned quite bad hardware wise,fanboy’s like you try to fabricate your own understand of hardware that the MS PR tells you.

    #75 2 years ago
  76. fearmonkey

    @74 – You are comparing Forza, a premier franchise that MS knew was going to be a flagship launch title to a new IP? I can guarantee that MS took care of the forza team and they had a big start and access to specs and dev kits before just about anyone.

    Driveclub is by the same guys that did Motorstorm, I have never played those games, so I cant tell you their quality but Forza is long known for quality. Any betting man would think that the Forza team would make the better racer. Still, Driveclub isnt out and its a different type of racer, so I until I see reviews, i think its hard to judge. I have never been a gran turismo or Forza fan, I like more arcadey racers than sims, so driveclub interests me more.

    As far as being convinced, go look at the dark sorcerer demo, nothing on Xbox one looks that good. Then go look at the behind the scenes demos of it on youtube where they take control of the demo live proving it was being run real time. Then listen as they said it wasnt even opimized for PS4, thats its their PS3 tools ported to PS4, and theyc an do even better once they have dedicated optimized tools.

    #76 2 years ago
  77. Hcw87

    @75
    Yes, a shitty ass mini-title called Lococycle ran on PC hardware.

    http://news.cheatcc.com/391187

    Not exactly something to flip out about, is it?

    #77 2 years ago
  78. Riseer

    monkeygourmet,MS was showing their games on highend Pc’s.Games now are being built on Pc then scaled down to the console.Forza 5 was running on a highend Pc,heck MS didn’t let anyone even peek at the Pc it was running on.Does this mean Forza 5 will look bad i doubt it,MS has tons of resoures.As for Sony they were using Dev kits that didn’t have finalized hardware at the time.Infamous SS looks amazing,i can understand why it runs at 30fps because of all the effects and physics.Forza 5 is a closed corse game,while Drive club is more of a open world game.

    #78 2 years ago
  79. Clupula

    @53 – As someone who will get a PS4, but not an Xbone, I hope the gap closes as much as possible, so that we never have to see a multiplatform release gimped to match the lowest common specs, which happened ALL the time with the PS3/360. The games are what attract me to a system and the PS3 is going to get not only the great first party games, but the majority of the Japanese third party loving. That’s all I need.

    #79 2 years ago
  80. lookingglass

    Using PCs built to closely match the PS4 and the XBO… from Kotaku

    On paper the PS4 has a 50% performance advantage via GPU core count and FLOPS.

    In testing it’s actually about 25%.

    The PCs can’t simulate the XBOs ESRAM and its more custom architecture, only the core counts.

    So the XBO likely offers only 10-20% less performance than the PS4 right out of the box.

    #80 2 years ago
  81. fearmonkey

    @80 except that there is no real consensus on that Sram increased performance, per extremetech. Until real world games prove that it can make a difference, advantage goes to Sony.

    #81 2 years ago
  82. laughing-gravy

    @80 Crap the PC’s used were nowhere near the specs of either system. Didn’t take into account difference in ROPS or bandwidth. Set both systems to specs not even close to target hardware.

    #82 2 years ago
  83. Lounds

    I know consoles are first about games, so either way it will be down to number of games sold = more profit.

    Fact PS4 has a more complex GPU core to the one of the XB1, 18GNC cores VS 12GNC cores, a 53mhz increase is fuck all. So everyone having ago at the guy who first posted is an idiot because when I read this story I definitely LOL’d ;-)

    #83 2 years ago
  84. monkeygourmet

    @76

    Motorstorm is one of my favourite franchises and was used for the bullshots of the PS3 reveal. The final games still looked great tough.

    I know what you mean, a fairer test will be GT vs. Forza. But hey, they went with Drive Club. Not my fault, I’m just comparing what both manufacturers are offering, to things that aren’t even announced yet.

    If we are going down that road, I’ll say GT 6 on PS4 looks better than Forza 5, but not as good as Forza 6.

    I can only compare what’s been shown. If anything, Sony seem pretty stupid offering a potentially higher powered console with a game which makes it look weaker to the average joe…

    Also, you are complaining at my choice of comparison, then offering me a look at David Cage’s tech demo? Until I see someone playing that without QTE’s (same as Quantum Therory on Xbone), it doesn’t show me anything.

    @78

    Forza 5 is confirmed for 1080p and 60fps along with a lot of other titles. They can’t really go back on that now. Again, refer to the above.

    We all knew Forza was going to launch, Sony decided on GT on the PS3 (maybe PS4 down the line) and Driveclub for PS4 running at 30fps. It was their choice, not terrible, but a lot of people will assume the Xbone is more powerful if they see the games running side by side.

    #84 2 years ago
  85. super3001

    esram data move engine better os and library means xone will perform better than ps4.

    30fps on ps4 60fps on xone. easy win.

    #85 2 years ago
  86. fearmonkey

    @84 – Lol on the QTe’s, I hate those too :) I was just meaning raw graphic performance, and nothing beats that real time demo that I have seen. I think Both consoles are going to be great graphically, but the edge definitely goes to PS4, simply because the hardware is better.

    When push comes to shove, both consoles are going to look great and play great. As a Xbox fan, I was dismayed and disappointed with MS’s decisions
    regarding DRM, Online required, forced Kinect, etc. I just cannot reward them for that behavior. Sony in my opinion deserves my business first, as they didnt impose an authoritarian system on me. MS may get my business later, but not real soon.

    I am also disappointed that MS was so focused on media regarding the Xbox One, where Sony is all about the games this time. It’s like MS and Sony have changed places. I see much more potential in the PS4 performance wise, but more potential in the Xbox One for different types of gaming experiences. As someone who just wants a controller and a console, the PS4 fits me better this time. A year ago, I never thought I would be buying a PS4 at launch….

    #86 2 years ago
  87. DrDamn

    If you all want to have a willy waving contest them maybe best wait until you’ve got something solid to compare. Don’t go running around slapping semis.

    @80
    They simulated the eSRAM by using faster GDDR5 didnt they? Strangely the PS4 is customised too. You’re drawing dubious conclusions from dubious conclusions.

    #87 2 years ago
  88. Ireland Michael

    I will never understand why people get so caught up with these numbers, like their lives and value as a human being hinged in the balance. *shakes head*

    #88 2 years ago
  89. monkeygourmet

    @87

    ‘If you all want to have a willy waving contest them maybe best wait until you’ve got something solid to compare. Don’t go running around slapping semis.’

    Well… That was very… Graphic! :)

    @86

    ‘It’s like MS and Sony have changed places. I see much more potential in the PS4 performance wise, but more potential in the Xbox One for different types of gaming experiences. As someone who just wants a controller and a console, the PS4 fits me better this time. A year ago, I never thought I would be buying a PS4 at launch….’

    Very true, kind of like how I feel. PC first for me and Occulus Rift! :D

    #89 2 years ago
  90. fps_d0minat0r

    @74 monkeygourmet

    no-one has seen xbox one footage.
    We have however seen xbox one games running on windows 7 PC’s…which doesnt really mean anything.

    As for PS4 games, most developers didnt even know it was going to have 8GB ram until it was announced at E3. The killzone gameplay was only using 4GB.

    There is an article on eurogamer called “In Theory: Can Xbox One multi-platform games compete with PlayStation 4?”
    It shows that in terms of raw graphics power the PS4 will produce on average 20% more frames than the xbox one, both running at 1080p.

    I agree drive club doesnt look amazing but nor did motorstorm for PS3.
    Just wait for the last of us 2 or uncharted 4. Will look miles better than anything on XBone.

    #90 2 years ago
  91. fps_d0minat0r

    @super3001

    you also need to read the Digital Foundry article on XBone vs PS4 graphics.
    if you think Xbone is 60frames compared to 30fps on PS4, youre in for a shock.

    #91 2 years ago
  92. monkeygourmet

    @90

    Yes we have, Ryse and Forza were running on Xbone’s at E3…

    Also:

    ‘I agree drive club doesnt look amazing but nor did motorstorm for PS3.
    Just wait for the last of us 2 or uncharted 4. Will look miles better than anything on XBone.’

    I don’t agree, I don’t have to wait for Sony to show me anything, or MS for that matter. Uncharted will look great, but I think they’ve made errors in their launch software compared to Xbone.

    Of course Uncharted PS4 will look great, so will Halo on Xbone at 1080p 60fps (confirmed). The fact they won’t be out for over a year makes the only solid thing we can gauge are launch titles or what has been shown so far.

    Sony and MS have had years to prep these consoles and I’m personally a little let down by the PS4 targeting 1080p 30fps so far.

    #92 2 years ago
  93. monkeygourmet

    @91

    Also, at least 3 games are confirmed so far:

    Forza 5
    Battlefield 4
    Titanfall
    Halo (whenever that comes out)

    #93 2 years ago
  94. Clupula

    91 – Don’t bother with him. He’s a big troll who was going on a bit ago about how he thought Amazon were lying when they said PS4 pre-orders were going well.

    #94 2 years ago
  95. Dragon246

    Frat squad in full force, waving imaginary dicks that aren’t even in production yet.

    Btw, some ammo for ya guys -
    1. 1080p 60fps > 1080p 30fps isn’t always true. Its a tradeoff. Lets say, 60fps is a faster one, whereas 30 fps is a shiner one. Your choice.
    2. Forza vs. DriveClub. LOL.
    One is a simulator , another one is an arcade. Forza has better performance fps (a necessity for sims) whereas DriveClub is better looking (has real time weather selection and so on).

    So in other words, 30fps and 60fps wont tell anything about power unless we are testing a multiplatformer. Weirdly, none are available yet.

    Tradeoffs people. Not that I expect people who take months to build a off the shelf PC to understand that.
    Please continue.

    #95 2 years ago
  96. monkeygourmet

    @95

    You do you never mention my name when you are clearly referring to me? What are you scared of? Incriminating yourself?

    You have no balls son and are looking more and more like the backstabbing troll you are.

    Do you think your being that clever? You’re a snake….

    Waits for your furious e-mails to Pat crying about mistreatment….

    #96 2 years ago
  97. nollie4545

    It isn’t the frame rate but also the average draw time per frame. Whereas you cannot distinguish between 60 and 70fps by eye, you will notice if frames are taking very different times to draw them. Hence the use of triple buffering in PCs.

    Anyway, if the Xbox can manage Forza at 1080P at 60fps, whereas the PS3 can only manage 30fps in a graphically less complex game, then it does make you wonder what is wrong with the development of the playstation given the extra poke it has on paper. This is Cell all over again.

    Quite why anyone would design a piece of hardware to crank out 1080P but only 30fps is beyond me.

    It is worth noting that none of this is related to what kind of RAM the consoles have. Both machines have cut price architecture and therefore the difference will be how easy it is for developers to make the most of the hardware on offer.

    #97 2 years ago
  98. Dragon246

    http://media.desura.com/images/groups/1/3/2392/0-serious-cat-joker1.jpg

    srs bsns

    #98 2 years ago
  99. monkeygourmet

    @97

    Exactly.

    #99 2 years ago
  100. polygem

    @95:

    fuck you

    . just
    . fuck
    . you

    you are a sneaky, backstabbing, disgusting little troll and coward – it´s insane really.

    now post this to pat. do whatever you like…but please just fuck you, or even better: just fuck off finally.

    i´ve been here for what, 4, almost 5 years now? i never ever felt the need to say things like this to anyone before, nor did i ever wanted anyone to get banned here but you man, you should really make a therapy first before poisoning the internet with your sick and gutless, unhonest bullying attempts.

    #100 2 years ago
  101. sebastien rivas

    @ 97
    “It is worth noting that none of this is related to what kind of RAM the consoles have. Both machines have cut price architecture and therefore the difference will be how easy it is for developers to make the most of the hardware on offer.”

    I completely agree on that one.

    I just don’t know if MS can pull a 100$ upgrade console price and justify it while both consoles are on par so far. Beefing up an APU can only go that far…

    #101 2 years ago
  102. Lengendaryboss

    @100
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKfceBq-j9Y
    So the message is fuck him and get help:

    The short version.

    #102 2 years ago
  103. polygem

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UXj-ooRfWtg

    #103 2 years ago
  104. Dragon246

    Keyboard warriors, fucking online in 1080p 60fps since internet become live.
    https://images.encyclopediadramatica.se/thumb/f/f7/Retardns8.jpg/200px-Retardns8.jpg

    I bid my farewell from this page :D

    #104 2 years ago
  105. Lengendaryboss

    @Polygem
    You have given me another reason to avoid COD, Bravo :)

    #105 2 years ago
  106. monkeygourmet

    @Poly

    Thanks dude for that. Look at this:

    ‘Not that I expect people who take months to build a off the shelf PC to understand that.
    Please continue.’

    I bust my ass 50 plus hours a week managing a care home for 3 adults with Autism. And some little pissant hasn’t got the balls to talk to me directly about how difficult it is to build a high end rig while managing other things in your life…

    Fucking snake tactics yet again…

    Gutless and The worse kind of sleeper troll. Plus point, that attitude chips away at your RL self esteem.

    #106 2 years ago
  107. polygem

    “#104Dragon246
    02/08/13, 7:48 pm
    Keyboard warriors, fucking online in 1080p 60fps since internet become live.
    https://images.encyclopediadramatica.se/thumb/f/f7/Retardns8.jpg/200px-Retardns8.jpg

    I bid my farewell from this page”

    wow man, i´m impressed, you´re finally showing yourself huh? keep it coming. bullying, pseudofunny death wishes, devaluing disabled people…keep it coming.

    #107 2 years ago
  108. polygem

    @105: every time i am thinking about connecting my headset…i take a few seconds, look at that thing and then think about it again

    #108 2 years ago
  109. Lengendaryboss

    @108
    :D

    #109 2 years ago
  110. CPC_RedDawn

    If you think this will make any difference at all in terms of graphics horsepower you are completely wrong. It might help speed things up very very slightly or make things a little smoother due to the driver being updated but other than that, nothing. A 53MHz boost won’t help the fact that its CU’s are nearly half that of the PS4 and these are what do the calculations under the hood. Its like getting an Samsung Galaxy S3 and bumbing the clock speeds up slightly and expecting to reach S4 speeds. It simply won’t happen. This once again is a PR stunt they are still in damage control after their two conferences. Anything to grab the attention of the media in a good light, guess what the PS4 will release in a different color to black, it will now release in black, and white…. See, there is a PR stunt for you… WHO THE FUDGE CARES!

    #110 2 years ago
  111. Lengendaryboss

    @110
    You got me thinking about fudge, mmm ah fudge :)

    #111 2 years ago
  112. Ireland Michael

    Yup, this is still going.

    #112 2 years ago
  113. machy

    they should had put more money into the console not in a damn camera that no one asking for it

    #113 2 years ago
  114. MCTJim

    LOL this is still going on since this am..funny :P

    it all boils down to games..thats it….

    #114 2 years ago
  115. smdm

    ohhhhhh realy?! 53 more oooooh :|

    #115 2 years ago
  116. nollie4545

    Fudge? Who mentioned fudge? Seriously, Xbox one is being launched with fudge? Nice.

    #116 2 years ago
  117. monkeygourmet

    This is god tier fudge:

    https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=fudge+sea+salt&client=safari&hl=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=8gf9UfHaIsqa1AX0koGgDg&ved=0CAkQ_AUoAA&biw=768&bih=928#biv=i%7C0%3Bd%7CvcEx0UY_jspF5M%3A

    And I don’t even like fudge that much.

    #117 2 years ago
  118. Ireland Michael

    What kind of fudge is it running on?

    It is high quality fudge, or off the shelf stuff?

    Will it keep a 5% boost in processing or a 5.5% boost?

    THIS IS RELEVANT AND IMPORTANT INFORMATION THAT I MUST KNOW!

    #118 2 years ago
  119. sebastien rivas

    No matter the choice,

    While it is possible to speed bump, it will also increase heat if there is no getting faster on something and decrease clock of something else.

    If you increase heat generally then can the other article stating Xbox 1 may be 10 years on without interruption be realistic?

    Again, beefing up something is possible but at what cost… Developers “may” have to make peculiar choices to conform to this increase/decrease or increase/increase altogether.

    Seriously, Xbox 1 can not handle 1080 @ 30 FPS or better if it is at stock? It is hard to believe this, and as much as the gap between Xbox1 and Ps4 is so profound that Xbox1 has to make those choices.

    Beware Microsoft, I hope this is the right choice.

    #119 2 years ago

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    Xbox is teasing something we’ll be waiting quite a while to learn more about. Xbox community manager Raj Patel tweeted the following earlier today: Hmm… pic.twitter.com/4wBGu6xsDc — Raj Patel (@Rajio) January 22, 2015 NeoGAF users spotted the morse code in the background of the image, which translates as follows: “Presented by Xbox, 10am PDT, 1pm […]

  • 2011 PSN hack class action settlement claim forms available

    PlayStation Network members affected by the 2011 hack and downtime can now claim part of a $15 million settlement. The PSN was down for months on end in 2011 following a major hack, which resulted in user details being compromised. Sony apologised and provided free games as compensation, but unhappy gamers banded together in a […]

  • Final Fantasy 15 has a true open world

    Final Fantasy 15 doesn’t just have “open world gameplay”, it has a true open world – one continuous stretch of environment. “The world is connected by continuous land,” director Hajime Tabata told Gamespot. “If those areas were disconnected, it would feel distant from reality. You’ll find that you’ll be able to walk or drive or […]

  • Suikoden, Suikoden 2 EU PSN release date locked down

    Suikoden and its first sequel will be available via the European PlayStation Network soon. Suikoden publisher Konami has confirmed a February 4 release date for the two RPG classics. CONFIRMED! #Suikoden I & II EU #PSN release date is FEB 4TH! http://t.co/ObOIvZDJAK pic.twitter.com/aM760R2Gez — Konami UK (@KonamiUK) January 22, 2015 It’s been a long wait […]

  • Dying Light physical release set for February 20, says Gamestop Italy

    Dying Light’s physical release has been delayed, but at least one European retailer thinks it knows what’s going on. Dying Light’s physical release date is February 20, according to Gamestop Italy. According to Tmag (Italian, via Google Translate), there’s been no response from local representatives of publisher Warner Bros. Although the digital release will take […]

  • Free online multiplayer update now available for Trials Fusion

    Online multiplayer is now available as a free update to Trials Fusion. The online component includes three new four to eight player multiplayer modes on PC, PS4 and Xbox One and up to four players on Xbox 360. These are the three new gameplay modes included with the update can be found through a previous […]

  • This video for indie survival horror Monstrum features all in-game footage

    Monstrum launches on Steam Early Access January 29 and today, you can have a look at a video for it featuring all in-game footage. Developed by Team Junkfish the survival horror game set on a derelict cargo ship which combines roguelike elements, such as procedurally generated levels and permadeath thanks to AI driven predators. Monstrum […]

  • Here’s quick look at Dead Rising: Watchtower starring Rob Riggle

    A short look at the film adaptation of Dead Rising has surfaced. Transformers director Lorenzo di Bonaventura headed the project and it was directed by Zach Lipovsky. It stars comedy actor Rob Riggle as Frank West, along with Academy Awards nominated actress Virginia Madsen (Candyman, Sideways), Dennis Haysbert (24), Meghan Ory (Once Upon a Time), and […]

  • A Kickstarter for Underworld Ascendant will launch next month

    OtherSide Entertainment, an independent games studio fronted by Paul Neurath, has announced it’s developing Underworld Ascendant. Neurath is the founder and CEO of the new studio ad his resume includes franchises such as Thief, System Shock and 1992′s Underworld Underworld. The studio hopes Underworld Ascendant will “innovate and revitalize” the fantasy genre. More details will […]

  • APB Reloaded heading to PS4 and Xbox One during Q2 2015

    APB Reloaded will indeed be heading to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during late Q2 this year, which puts its release sometime around the end of June. Reloaded Productions announced in September 2014 it was working on bringing the free-to-play PC title to consoles during the Digital Media Wire event in New York City. The […]

  • Game of Thrones: Episode 2 -The Lost Lords arrives in February – video

    Release dates for Game of Thrones: A Telltale Games Series have been announced. A new video offering a “first look” has also appeared. Below is the story synopsis, which you may want to skip if you haven’t played Episode One. House Forrester is in disarray. Their liege lord and his heir are dead, and Ironrath […]

  • The open beta for Nosgoth has gone live

    Consider this a friendly reminder: the Nosgoth open beta has started. Announced last week, the open beta can be accessed through the official website. Once you link your Steam account, just log into the service and start downloading the client. Everyone that plays the tester will receive double XP through January 28. More information is […]

  • First gameplay footage of Homeworld Remastered Collection being shown this weekend

    Homeworld Remastered Collection news and the first gameplay footage of Gearbox Software’s remake will be revealed at PAX South this weekend. The news and video will be shown during the Inside Gearbox Software panel at 10.30am CST on Sunday. It will also be streamed on Twitch. Gearbox is hoping to have Homeworld Remastered released by […]

  • Latest Final Fantasy Type-0 HD video delves more into combat

    Square Enix has released its latest Orience News video for Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, and it provides insight into character combat styles and techniques. In the video you will see the elite combat force of Class Zero going deeper into battle to improve their skills. Combat is party-based and each of the three characters in […]

  • Something really cool happens when you finish Resident Evil HD *spoiler*

    Those who finish Resident Evil HD will be met with a really nice surprise at the end. If you wish to find out what it is on your own, DO NOT head below the break. You have been warned. According to images posted by Reddit user omeganemesis28, a thank you message from Resident Evil creator […]

  • Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain release date “should be” announced soon

    A release date for Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain “should be able” to be announced soon, according to the latest Kojima Station webcast. New information on the game will also be announced at the Taipei Game Show on January 31, per Game Spark (thanks, Gemtasu). “I know you’ve all been eagerly await for […]

  • Punch-Out!!, more Throwback offerings arrive on Nintendo US eShop

    Nintendo has updated the North American end of the eShop with Punch-Out!!, Citizens of Earth and Part Two of the Throwback Sale. Here’s the entire update: Nintendo eShop releases Punch-Out!! (originally for Wii) – also 50% off until January 29 Citizens of Earth – introductory price of $11.99 until January 27 Breezeblox (Wii) Midnight (Wii […]

  • The Witcher Battle Arena has arrived on the App Store and Google Play

    The Witcher Battle Arena, CD Projekt RED and Fuero Games’ mobile MOBA, has been released. In Battle Arena, two three-hero teams fight it out as they try to capture and hold conquest points. The game features “no pay-to-win elements”, instead it contains a “player-friendly monetization system.” Every item and functionality can be unlocked entirely through […]

  • Second wave of Star Wars titles arrive on GOG, third wave next week

    The second wave of Star Wars titles will arrive on GOG.com today with more coming January 27. Today you can pick up the following: Star Wars: Rogue Squadron 3D (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Rebellion (digital distribution premiere) Star Wars Empire at War: Gold Pack On January 27, the final three games of this wave […]

  • If Microsoft is serious about PC games, Xbox One should be the real Steam Machine

    Forget the magic space goggles. Maybe Valve doesn’t have the wherewithal to realise PC gaming’s TV dream, but Microsoft holds all the keys. If Microsoft really wants to get into PC gaming full-time, it needs to get around the table with Mr Newell and its platinum chequebook. “It’s time for us to talk about gaming […]

  • Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 releases on Steam next week

    Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 1 will be released on Steam for PC next week. The PC version of the was announced earlier this month and contains upgraded graphics, runs in 1080p, and has both Japanese and English audio. It will release on January 28 for $14.99. Fairy Fencer F and Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth 2 also coming […]

  • Take a look at the controls and special abilities in The Order: 1886

    The Order: 1886 has a new trailer available that highlights the game’s controls and reveals the two special abilities the main protagonist has at his disposal. The game uses a similar control scheme to other shooters, but just in case you wanted to see more gameplay, we’ve got just the thing. The most interesting parts […]

  • These elderly people are better at GTA 5 than you’d expect

    Do old people get video games? Namely something known for its violence like GTA? Well, you’re about to find out. The latest REACT production sits a few elderly men and women in a room and lets them play GTA 5. The results are not what you’d expect, they start off getting a feel for the […]

  • More major Microsoft titles will be coming to PC

    Microsoft will bring more of its franchises to PC. Following on from yesterday’s big Windows stream, Microsoft has released a full recap on Xbox Wire. In the blog post, the firm hid a small bit of news revealing that Fable Legends will not be the only title to come to PC. “Today we announced that […]

  • Someone is attempting to recreate Dark Souls’ Lordran in Minecraft

    Lordran, the land of the ancient lords will soon be explorable in Minecraft thanks to a passionate modder. Davweed is a talented modder attempting to recreate the entire world of Lordran in Minecraft. Lordran is the land where the entire Dark Souls game is set. The goal is to make it a 1:1 scale of […]

  • Elite: Dangerous is getting Community Goals with update 1.1 – all the details

    Patch 1.1 is Elite: Dangerous’ first major update. Developer Frontier has detailed Community Goals, the big change coming with the patch, and more. We were told last week that big additions are coming with patch 1.1, due in February. Today, we learn in more detail what those features are. Namely, what the developer is calling […]

  • Sunset Overdrive, Skyrim and Dead Rising 3 highlight this week’s Deals with Gold

    A new week, a new set of deals for Xbox Live Gold subscribers and we’ve got the full list. Major Nelson posted the deals which are live now and run through Monday, January 26. Highlights include Sunset Overdrive, Dead Rising 3, Skyrim, Final Fantasy 13-2 and more. Check the full list below. Xbox One Dead […]

  • Survarium: 10,000 FREE Premium account keys to give away

    We have 10,000 codes to give away for MMOFPS Survarium, granting the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver coins. Each key gives the player a Premium account for 24 hours along with 5,000 Silver in-game currency. A Premium account gives you 50 percent more experience, income and reputation for 24 […]

  • “I don’t like people thinking we’re doing underhanded, dirty shit,” says Evolve dev

    Despite what it looks like, Evolve developers did not intend to give out the wrong signals when it comes to the game’s DLC plan. Evolve creative director Phil Robb spoke to Destructoid in an interview that was conducted late last year about the studio’s approach to DLC, map packs and more. Robb’s idea is that […]

  • Clock Tower spiritual successor Night Cry gets first screens

    Night Cry is coming along nicely and today we get our first look at it. Ever since the announcement of Project Scissors (at the time) last September, and then the name change to Night Cry, we’ve been waiting to see what the game looks like, especially since it’s developed with mobile platforms in mind. Today, […]

  • Tekken X Street Fighter is still happening, 40 people working on it

    Tekken X Street Fighter is definitely not vaporware. A team of 40 developers is currently working on it, according to director Katushiro Harada. Harada was interviewed by Polygon. In the interview, he touched on many topics, one of which is the status of the seemingly-never-coming-out Tekken X Street Fighter. “It’s very difficult to talk about,” […]

  • From Game of Thrones to Borderlands: all of Telltale’s adventure games rated

    Telltale Games has an impressive back catalogue of licensed adventure games to its name, and we have opinions about all of them. Note that this rundown doesn’t include bundles, the non-adventure games or games published by Telltale but created by other developers. It’s also got a fair bit of speculation in it, since at least […]

  • There is probably a new Battletoads game coming

    If you’ve watched last night’s Windows presentation you knew you recognised that logo on Phil Spencer’s t-shirt. Wearing a t-shirt with a logo of an upcoming game is an antic we’ve come to expect from Xbox boss Phil Spencer now. Based on that, we wouldn’t be alone in predicting that a new Battletoads game is […]

  • Here’s a short, 60fps trailer for DmC: Definitive Edition

    DmC: Definitive Edition has a new video available that shows the game running at 60 frames-per-second. Capcom has put out a short new trailer for the Definitive Edition of DmC: Devil May Cry that takes a look at different stages and boss fights. The video begs to watched in 1080p60 quality, if your connection can […]

  • Xbox One to PC streaming targeting 1080p, 60fps

    Microsoft has revealed that it’s looking to achieve 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second when the Xbox One game streaming launches later this year. The question of what final resolution and framerate Xbox One game streaming will operate at was on a lot of people’s minds when the demo was shown. Thankfully, Microsoft’s Mike Ybarra has […]

  • Microsoft is looking at offering PC to Xbox streaming

    Having announced Xbox One to PC streaming as part of its Windows event last night, Microsoft said that making the process a two-way street is on the cards. Microsoft’s Phil Spencer sat down to do a group interview following the Windows event and talked a little bit about the firm’s plans for streaming, including a […]

  • Watch John Romero play Doom

    John Romero made DOOM, and now you can watch him play it, dropping many a delightful gem of insight regarding one of the most important shooters of all time. This video was organised by Double Fine as part of its Devs Play series, a thing I only just discovered and now want to marathon all […]

  • World of Speed has gotten fairly pretty over the past year

    World of Speed has produced a new trailer, showing off the racing MMO’s progress over the past year. Announced one year ago, World of Speed is looking pretty damn shiny now. Check it out in this trailer, which introduces the Mountain Spiral Road location and teases several yet to be revealed. World of Speed comes […]

  • Minecraft user data leaked in plain text – change your passwords

    Minecraft users should change their passwords and those of any accounts using the same log-in details. Minecraft’s user data servers have apparently been compromised, with user names and passwords leaked online in plain text. 1,800 Mojang accounts were affected. The news comes via German source Heise and The Guardian and has been treated quite seriously […]

  • Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will commence filming in August

    The sixth Resident Evil movie is back on track. Resident Evil: The Final Chapter will begin filming in August, having been delayed to accomodate star Milla Jovovich’s pregnancy. In a Facebook post, Jovovich said she’s currently being very mindful of gaining enough weight to ensure a healthy birth for her second child, without the risk […]

  • Nintendo bosses “do not really understand modern gaming”, says former executive

    Former Nintendo executive Dan Adelman has provided frank insight into the Japanese platform holder’s inner workings. Adelman, who was one of Nintendo’s most important developer liaisons, left in August 2014. One of the first things he did was say that Nintendo had issued a gag order on his social media use, and shortly thereafter called […]

  • Sony’s 10% apology discount doesn’t apply to pre-orders

    Sony has updated the terms and conditions of its apology discount to exclude pre-orders. PSN members have been offered a 10% discount voucher as an apology for downtime over the holidays due to DDoS attacks. In an update to the PlayStation Blog announcement post, Sony clarified that you can’t use this for pre-orders. So. That […]

  • 343 to beta test Halo: The Master Chief Collection matchmaking fix

    Halo: The Master Chief Collection is still broken, believe it or not. The next Halo: The Master Chief Collection update is, like most of the others so far, designed to resolve the shooter collection’s ongoing matchmaking woes. 343 Industries is determined to get it right, apparently, as it’s gone so far as to elect to […]

  • Here’s the release schedule for Star Citizen’s story and first-person modules

    Star Citizen lead Chris Roberts has shared release windows for several modules of the space simulation sandbox. Star Citizen was the focus of a BAFTA Masterclass presentation yesterday, during which Roberts outlined the game’s current development milestone goals. Polygon captured the details. The first person shooter, planetside and social elements on the game are expected […]

  • Destiny: Crota’s End Hard Mode has already been beaten

    Destiny’s toughest challenge got extra tough today, but a troop of willing Guardians stepped up to the line of duty. Destiny developer Bungie has verified the identities of the first Guardians to beat hard mode for the Crota’s End raid, which launched earlier today. Bungie User Research has confirmed the World First finishers for the […]

  • All maps and modes for Battlefield Hardline detailed

    A third map and mode has been announced for Battlefield Hardline which means all modes and maps have been revealed. The new mode is Crosshair, a second competitive mode in which a former criminal “turned state’s witness” is on the run. His former buddies, who are criminals, are trying to kill him and the cops […]

  • Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies

    Alien: Isolation has sold over 1 million copies, Creative Assembly and SEGA announced today, and probably in joyous fashion, although PR mails never denote the writer’s mood. The quote included from creative lead, Alistair Hope does sound as though he is super pleased with the milestone. “It has been fantastic to watch the reviews come […]

  • Fable Legends launching on PC alongside Xbox One with cross-platform play

    Fable Legends was announced for PC today during Microsoft’s Windows 10 event, along with the news it would contain cross-platform play with Xbox One. The game will allow you to play with up to four of your friends online across both platforms. A video from the team at Lionhead, which goes into more detail, was […]