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Rumored Specs of AMD Radeon R9 390X Leaked

Surprise, your PC is already outdated.<p>Here's the thing about graphics cards: we spend an inordinate amount of time contemplating the advancements of …

Supercomputers

Battlefield: Hardline successfully transforms the first-person shooter into an interactive cop show (updated)

<i>This review has some limited story spoilers and focuses on the single-player aspect of Battlefield Hardline.</i><p><i>Check out our</i> <i>Reviews Vault</i> <i>for past game reviews.</i><p>Battlefield: Hardline is a bold idea that blurs the lines between military and police combat in video games. And in the real world we live in, …

Battlefield Hardline Review Roundup

Originally slated to launch five months ago in October 2014, Dead Space creator Visceral Games' first-person shooter Battlefield Hardline is now available across consoles and PC.<p>Unlike the core Battlefield series, Hardline takes a cops-and-robbers approach. Its single-player campaign plays out …

Action Movies

Google starts reviewing apps before they reach the Play Store

Although Google has tightened app policies on the Play Store over the years, the company thinks it can do more to protect users. One way to do that is to crack down on the amount of malware and bad apps on its marketplace, so it's begun reviewing apps before they become available to download. The …

PS4 sales boost Sony's finances; PS Vita and TV drag it down

Sales in Sony's Game & Network Services division (which the PlayStation business calls home) increased 16.8 percent year-over-year to $4.39 billion, thanks to "an increase in PS4 hardware unit sales, the favorable impact of foreign exchange rates and a significant increase in network services …

Forex

It's a beautiful day for the apocalypse, come tour H1Z1 with designer Adam Clegg

After January's rocky launch, the team behind zombie-themed online surival game <i>H1Z1</i> had the rug ripped right out from under them when their studio was sold off. Sony Online Entertainment became Daybreak Game Company virtually overnight. But the team has soldiered on, refining their game with weekly …

Celts Culture Pack Comes To Total War: Attila

Celtic Culture comes to the battlefield.<p>The Celts are coming to Total War: Attila.<p>The Celtic tribes of the Ebdanians, Caledonians and Picts will be …

Survivalism

Nvidia’s Titan X graphics chip can render 15M plants in a single scene

That’s a lot of flora.<p>Nvidia chief executive Jen-Hsun Huang showed today how the Titan X graphics chip — the fastest the company has ever made — can render 15 million plants in a single scene.<p>He showed it via a demo running Unreal Engine 4 software from Epic Games. It was a scene with a boy chasing …

GDC

'Elder Scrolls Online' Goes Subscription-Free On PC And Mac

Well it’s official—<i>The Elder Scrolls Online</i> is now officially subscription-free on PC and Mac.<p>The game is relaunching as <i>Tamriel Unlimited</i>, and includes the original title plus all six content updates, is live for PC and Mac users.<p>According to Bethesda, every account—whether currently subscribed or …

Gaming Industry

Nvidia Reveals 12GB GTX Titan X Price and Specs

Nvidia's GTX Titan X, its upcoming 12GB GPU, will cost $999 in the US and £879 in the UK when it goes on sale on March 18. That's a significant increase over the $549 GTX 980, but matches the launch price of the original GTX Titan.<p>Aside from the price, Nvidia also revealed some of the GPU's key …

Nvidia

Final Fantasy Type-1 May Be Real

Type-0 is back<p>Spoiler alert!<p>A secret trailer unlocked at the end of Final Fantasy Type-0 could be teasing the next game in the series.<p>In the video-- …

Final Fantasy

PlayStation Now closed beta arrives in the UK this spring

It's been an awfully long wait, but finally Sony is prepared to launch its video game streaming service outside of North America. A private beta for PlayStation Now is headed to the UK, and curious gamers can register their interest right now. To gain access later this Spring, you'll need to own …

GTA V Headlines This Week's Deals with Gold

Plus: OlliOlli, Escape Dead Island, and more.<p>This week's Deals with Gold include several Grand Theft Auto games and add-ons, including Grand Theft …

Grand Theft Auto

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Walkthrough - Chapter 1 Part 1 - IGN Video

Class Zero helps liberate Academia from the Milites Empire's attack. For a full walkthrough of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, head over to the wiki. …

Final Fantasy

JXE Streams: Going out into 'Final Fantasy XV's' great wide-open

<i>Final Fantasy XV</i> is playable right now and that seems impossible. Even just as <i>Episode Duscae</i>, the small demo included with the newly released <i>Final Fantasy Type-0</i>, it feels like a phantom. <i>Final Fantasy Versus XIII</i> was announced in 2006 as a PlayStation 3-exclusive side story to the impending <i>Final</i> …

Final Fantasy Type-0 HD Walkthrough - Chapter 1 Boss Fight - IGN Video

Students from Class Zero fight the boss Dáinsleif. For a full walkthrough of Final Fantasy Type-0 HD, head over to the wiki. …

Final Fantasy

This Week's Xbox One and Xbox 360 Deals Revealed

Microsoft has announced this week's deals for Xbox 360 and Xbox One owners, which includes discounts on Grand Theft Auto IV, Grand Theft Auto V, OlliOlli, and more.<p>The deals listed below, which require Xbox Live Gold, are good now through March 23.<p>Xbox Live Gold subscribers can also score a handful …

Xbox 360

Total War: Attila Celebrates St. Patrick's Day with New Celtic Factions

In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Creative Assembly announced the Celts Culture Pack containing several new Celtic factions and missions for Total War: Attila. Reflecting their historical role, Celtic units focus heavily on mobility, guerrilla warfare, and raiding.<p>Until now, Celtic factions have been …

Ireland

Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan X: Benchmarks and Impressions

The first true 4K GPU has arrived.<p>Today Nvidia has yanked the wraps off its all-new flagship GPU, the GeForce GTX Titan X. With 12GB of RAM and 3,072 …

Supercomputers

Nvidia’s Titan X can run Evolve at 74 fps in 4K resolution

Nvidia is formally shipping its Titan X graphics processing unit (GPU) for high-end supercomputing. But it might be best used for running games like 2K’s Evolve at 74 frames a second in 4K resolution.<p>Jen-Hsun Huang, the chief executive at the world’s largest stand-alone graphics chip maker, talked …

Computer Hardware

PS4 In-Game Video Chat Revealed in PlayStation TV Show

<b>[UPDATE]</b> This afternoon, a PlayStation representative issued a statement to GameSpot on the matter: "This was a PIP mock-up of video chat through a TV for an episode of <i>Powers</i>. We do not have anything to announce at this time regarding video chat for PS4."<p><i>The original story is below.</i><p>A recent episode …

Mockups

Square Enix President Teases New JRPG for Home Consoles

In an interview with Nikkei Trendy, a Japanese financial site, Square Enix President Yosuke Matsuda hinted at a "surprise" coming in the next year.<p>"For fiscal 2015, I think we have a considerable amount of high-end games both inside and outside the country," he said (via Gematsu). "Starting with …

Enix

Final Fantasy XIV Patches Bring More Story Content and Gold Saucer

Play cards. Breed and race Chocobos soon.<p>Square Enix has given an update on upcoming content for its popular MMO Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm …

Final Fantasy

Meet the Saudi Arabian fighter joining Tekken 7's lineup

<i>Tekken 7</i> will feature a new Saudi Arabian character in its fighting roster, game director Katushiro Hara has revealed alongside an image of the robed Shaheen on Twitter.<p>You can check out the image in full below, which shows Shaheen in full Middle Eastern garb, bejeweled fist and sword.<p>If he looks …

Indonesia threatens to cancel AirAsia licence

Indonesia’s Transport Ministry has threatened to revoke AirAsia’s licence for flying on an unauthorised schedule when its plane crashed with 162 people on board.<p>The ministry said on Saturday that the Malaysia-based budget airline has now been suspended from flying the route from the city of …

Airplanes

Secretive Military Tech Company Announces Augmented Reality Glasses For Consumers

For the past six years, low-key Osterhout Design Group has been building heavy duty smart glasses for the military. But after seeing the kind attention heaped onto gadgets like Google Glass, the small San Francisco-based company is looking towards the consumer market and thinks it has something …

Augmented Reality