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PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds will 'soon' get map selection

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 5 hours ago

Over the last year, Battlegrounds has added a new desert map titled Miramar, this map has caused some controversy amongst the community so the developers have announced that they will be adding a map selection tool "soon."




Some players have gone ahead and deleted the Miramar files from their game just to not play the map, this won't be needed in the future though as PUBG developers have heard the cries from the community and will be adding map selection for each region.


Here is what the Steam Community post read: "Map selection is something that players all over the world have continuously asked for. We take your feedback extremely seriously, but we also want to be thoughtful about how we implement changes to PUBG. And we knew that map selection posed a couple of problems we needed to seriously consider."

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Australian High Court REJECTS Valves appeal to $3M fine

By: Jak Connor | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 2 days, 6 hours ago

The on-going lawsuit between Valve and the ACCC is about to come an end, Valve has appealed the fine of $3 million and the Australian High Court has tossed the appeal out. Newell is going to have to pay-up.




According to an announcement from the ACCC, Valve has breached consumer law in Australia causing the company to be slapped with a fine of $3 million. Justice Edelman, fined Valve back in 2016 for not allowing Australian gamers the right of refunding products between the years of 2011 and 2014, Valve appealed this notion but the High Court has dismissed their proposal.


Here is what the ACCC said: "As a result of the High Court's refusal of special leave, the Full Federal Court's decision that Valve is bound by the ACL in its dealings with Australian customers, despite being based overseas, is the final decision on this issue"

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Skyrim Special Edition - 4K and 8K textures mods available

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 7 hours ago

Modder 'jd941' created a Photogrammetry mod that updated the textures of the rocks found around the original Skyrim. Now, modder 'LupusHegemonia' has made the same mod available in the Special Edition version of Skyrim.



LupusHegemonia has released two versions of the mod, the first being the original authors creation "This is the author's original 4K-4K (and some 8K-8K too! ) textures files - defuse/normal maps/pumping maps etc." The second being a creation of his own "This is my personal version of the textures. I made them quite much de-saturated and most of them in grey-tones. Also, I added more grunge surface to most of the rocks' textures/normal maps. My version in 4K-2K resolution."


If you are interested in updating the textures of your rocks in Skyrim: Special Edition, here is the direct link to the Nexus Mod page where you can find many screenshots of the terrain.

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God of War director reads reviews on video, shows true heart

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 8 hours ago

God of War director Cory Barlog has taken to YouTube and posted a reaction video of his first time reading reviews for his newly released game. The video showcases Barlog showing true heart for what he and his team have created.



Barlog begins the video explaining that he is very nervous and has been stalling himself instead of looking at the reviews. This is mostly due to how long it has taken to create this new God of War game, Barlog details that 5 years of pure heart and soul creation from not only him, but his team as well have been poured into this game.


About 1 minute into the video Barlog forces himself to read the review, he is soon taken back and overwhelmed by emotion at what he sees from Metacritic. The video really is a tear jerker, Barlog shows his vulnerable side, removing the confidence of pre-release and showing true emotion for what he has created. Humbled at seeing the reviews, Barlog thanks his team and says that he is truly lucky to be able to work with people who believed in him when he didn't.

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Witcher 3 mod allows Geralt to go full Benjamin Button

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 9 hours ago

This Witcher 3 mod is honestly quite strange, as Geralt visually being the rugged life-beaten mutant that we all love and know is reversed back to a younger former self. Meet Geralt, the Benjamin Button version.




The mod created by 'Atherisz' allows for players to experience the world of The Witcher 3 from the perspective of a very young Geralt. Geralt being the main character in the story is portrayed as a battle-worn expert in his craft, he is tired after his long years, he has seen things and lived them, that can all be seen not only on his character model but the way that Geralt carries himself. This mod takes all of that away and gives us a young version of Geralt that is super weird to look at but also intriguing.


Geralt in the below images can be seen as a very young Witcher and I think players that are tempted to try The Witcher 3 all over again with this new character model will be surprised at how much it will be changing the feel of the game. Geralt is by far one of my most favorite characters in video game history, and I can say this mod is actually quite impressive and tempting, it certainly does Geralt justice. If you are interested in downloading it the link can be found here.

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The Division movie secures John Wick, Deadpool 2 director

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 11 hours ago

If you didn't know, Ubisoft is making The Division into a movie and it has just secured a new director. Variety reports that The Division will be directed by David Leitch, who directed both John Wick and the soon-to-be-released Deadpool 2.




Leitch will begin principal photography on The Division next year, which should star Jake Gyllenhaal and Jessica Chastain, with both actors reportedly heavily involved in the movie. So much so that both actors have been "persistent" about ensuring The Division movie matches the tone of the game, but hopefully without the watered down side of things, and the DLC.

Microsoft seeks engineers for next-gen Xbox, teases GDDR6

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 2 days, 12 hours ago

It looks like we can expect some truly next-gen technology inside of the next-gen Xbox consolef rom Microsoft, with the company expanding its team and looking for an engineer to lead their DRAM solutions for Xbox console hardware development for current, and future Xbox projects.




Microsoft has a new job opening for a senior electrical engineer/DRAM memory lead that has a "solid understanding of core engineering principles" and a "deep understanding of current DDR3 and GDDR5 technology". The company says that the lead candidate for this position would "will be the primary technical focal point for existing and leading-edge memory technologies on currently shipping and future Xbox design projects".


These memory solutions include DDR3, GDDR5, GDDR6, and even future DRAM technologies. Alright, my tech senses are tingling in all the right ways, guys.


The listing reads: "The focus will be integrating the right memory solutions into the console based on a variety of constraints such as power, cost, reliability, signal integrity and performance requirements. Integration includes defining the system requirements for each memory technology, creating specifications, working within an internal team, partner teams and external vendors to identify specific components that meet the requirements and then completing a characterization, qualification and validation of the chosen technology".

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Fortnite developer: no rush to make new Battle Royale maps

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 13 hours ago

Fortnite has tens of millions of players enjoying their Battle Royale goodness, but developer Epic Games sees no rush in making new maps.




During an interview with IGN, Fortnite Design Lead Eric Williamson said: "We've talked a bit about this internally. We just had the big map update and we learned a lot through that process. There's no urgency for us to create a new map right now. It's not a priority right now, whereas continuing to evolve and make the map feel fresh is something we're very excited and interested about. So stay tuned; we have some interesting ideas".


Fortnite is an exciting place to be, with the in-game meteor shower phenomenon continuing to pick up speed and get stronger, with the community believing that the Tilted Towers area of the Battle Royale map rumored to be destroyed by the meteors that will eventually strike.

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Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass announced, full reveal at E3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 14 hours ago

Serious Sam is one of my fondest memories of LAN gaming back in the 90s, and now my excitement levels just skyrocketed with news from developer Croteam that they're working on Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass.



Croteam will have a full reveal during Devolver Digital's E3 2018 conference in June, with the developer teasing: "Featuring the world-renowned signature Serious Sam gameplay on a brutally bigger scale, and not a single desert level, Planet Badass will make its debut @ E3 2018".


We should expect a much larger game world for Serious Sam 4, a big change from the usual worlds that previous Serious Sam games have been set in. Better yet, Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass will feature co-op, split-screen, cross-platform multiplayer, a level editor, and Steam Workshop support as features.

AMD Ryzen 7 2700X overclocked to 6GHz with LN2 cooling

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 2 days, 15 hours ago

AMD has now officially released their new Ryzen 7 2700X processor, and within 24 hours we're seeing new overclocking world records with Der8auer and Neo overclocking the Ryzen 7 2700X to incredible heights.



The team completed the massive overclock at the ASUS ROG Taiwan HQ, where they used LN2 and the ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero motherboard to drive the Ryzen 7 2700X to a huge 6GHz, on all 8C/16T of Pinnacle Ridge processing power. The team used 1.85V of power, and isn't perfectly stable, but it shows the improvements that AMD made over the first-gen Ryzen CPUs.


AMD's new Ryzen 7 2700X was cooled to an incredible -190C with LN2, as the refreshed Ryzen chip doesn't have an OC bug meaning that it can be driven to super sub-zero temps.


Some interesting things were discovered when the Ryzen 7 2700X was overclocked to 5.7GHz (1.55V) and memory at 1.95V, as it broke 8-core CPU world records, and even beat similiar 8-core Intel Skylake-X processors 400MHz faster at 6.1GHz... impressive stuff, AMD.