GAMES

June 5th, 2013, 10:39 PM

What’s on the Mind of AMD’s Matt Skynner?

Matt Skynner is a man with a vision. According to his press bio, he joined AMD with the acquisition of ATI in 2006 and previously was Vice President of Product Management for AMD’s Graphics Products Group. Now, as AMD’s general manager of graphics, he’s the guy managing one of the brands that AMD is best [...]

April 10th, 2013, 12:15 AM

Xbox 720 Rumour Roundup: May 21 Announcement, x86 Chip, No Backwards Compatibility

A flurry of rumours came out this week regarding Microsoft’s next-generation game console, the Xbox 720. The company is expected to announce the console – which is expected to be in the $500 range – at a press event on May 21. According to some rumours, the console will be available at a reduced price [...]

April 6th, 2013, 8:44 PM

AMD’s Roy Taylor Started the Obituary of DirectX, but Microsoft Says Not So Fast

Since the beginning of modern gaming, Microsoft’s DirectX API has guided the development of new graphics technology. Sure, there have been alternatives such as OpenGL but Microsoft’s clout in the PC – and for the last decade console – gaming business meant that it has worked closely with the likes of NVIDIA and AMD to [...]

February 22nd, 2013, 1:57 PM

Xbox 720 Announcement Expected in April

Now that Sony has launched its next-generation Playstation (albeit without revealing any hardware), Microsoft is now gearing up to launch its successor to the Xbox 360.   Multiple sources are reporting, and self-confirming, that Microsoft is looking to an April launch for its next-generation Xbox console, likely named the Xbox 720. VG247 notes that the [...]

February 20th, 2013, 8:15 PM

Sony’s Playstation 4 Expected for Late 2013, has 16x More RAM than PS3

Sony announced the Playstation 4 and the DualShock 4 controller at a New York event Wednesday. “Today marks a moment of truth and a bold step forward for PlayStation,” Andrew House, CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment, said to the crowd. “ [This console] represents a significant shift of thinking of PlayStation as merely a box or [...]

January 22nd, 2013, 11:29 AM

Next-Generation Xbox Specs Apparently Leaked Online

The reported specs of Microsoft’s next-generation Xbox console have leaked online. VGLeaks, who has previously had a semi-accurate track record with leaks claims to have obtained a block diagram the system specs of Durango — the current code name for the new console. According to the leaked specs, Durango will be powered by an eight-core [...]

December 4th, 2012, 12:49 AM

Futuremark Releases Teaser for Upcoming DX11 / Multi-Platform 3DMark

For those with idle SLI’ed GTX 690 cards in their machine, Futuremark is releasing a new DirectX 11 (and multiplatform) version of its 3D Mark benchmarking tool before year’s end — for those who want to imagine a world where they might have such hardware a trailer is available now. The trailer Futuremark made available late [...]

December 3rd, 2012, 1:34 PM

Steam’s Big Picture Brings PC Games to the Living Room

Valve released Big Picture mode for Steam today, and with it started a major sale on Steam’s most “controller-friendly” titles. Full controller support was enough to earn up to 75% off for array of games from Audiosurf to Alan Wake. Big Picture is essentially Valve’s attempt to make the PC into a living-room console, making [...]

August 21st, 2012, 5:19 PM

AMD’s Gaming Evolved Gets a Shot of Adrenaline

Like NVIDIA’s The Way It’s Meant to Be Played program, AMD’s Gaming Evolved initiative focuses upon promoting PC game development by ensuring enhanced PC-exclusive features are included in certain titles. Multi monitor support, DX11 implementation, advanced anti aliasing methods and other items all fall under these programs’ purview.  In many cases, Gaming Evolved and TWIMTBP [...]

August 9th, 2012, 1:51 PM

Did Microsoft Hint at Xbox 720 Release Timeline With a Job Posting?

A now removed job posting on Microsoft’s careers website has revealed that Microsoft intends to launch the successor to the Xbox 360 by 2014. The posting was for a Central Marketing Group director and read, “over the next eighteen months Microsoft will release new versions of all of our most significant products including Windows (Client, [...]