Nvidia has unveiled a streaming-focussed game console for the living room called the Shield Android TV Console.
Like the Shield portable and Shield tablet, the Shield TV’s primary focus is as a recipient for games streamed from Nvidia’s new cloud system at 1080p/60fps.
That cloud system, Nvidia Grid, will be a subscription service that offers top-tier PC titles for streaming at two price points: one for 720p and one for 1080p.
The service reportedly requires a 5 to 10Mbps download speed in order to render games in 720p, and 30Mbps of bandwidth to stream in 1080p.
Shield TV will also play a selection of controller-optimised Android games, about 50 of which will be available at launch. Other titles will be available from the Google Play store and via sideloading.
Valve has unveiled its new Steam Controller.
It includes two touch pads that work as buttons, triggers, bumpers and three tow buttons on the back on each side of the controller, for a total of six. On the front there are an additional four face buttons.
The controller also has a thumbstick on the left.
The Heists update to GTA Online will bring with it a number of new modes and challenges, Rockstar has announced.
Three new PvP "Adversary" modes will be added to the game, and these will be unlocked as players complete the new GTA Online Heists.
The first is called Come Out and Play. In it,a team of three runners is trying to evade a team of hunters. The runners are well-armed but must flee on foot and only have one life, while the hunters have unlimited lives and free-aim shotguns, but must remain on motorbikes and ATVs.
Microsoft has finally released the long-awaited matchmaking patch for Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
According to the company, the patch improves matchmaking search times and times to match, matchmaking stability and success rates, and party stability.
It also improves shot registration in Halo 2, campaign stability across the entire game, aim assist issues in Halo 1, UI inconsistencies, and more.
Mike Ey, a key project designer on Microsoft's HoloLens headset, has been killed in a hit-and-run in Redmond, Washington.
Ey was killed when his vehicle was rear-ended by another going over 100 miles per hour (160 kmph), said state police.
The driver of the second vehicle, who had allegedly been drinking, fled the scene but was tracked down by a police canine unit. The driver now faces vehicular homicide and felony hit and run charges.
inXile's post-apocalyptic isometric RPG Wasteland 2 will come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One this winter with "tons of enhancements and improvements".
Called "The Game of the Year Edition", Wasteland 2 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been ported to the Unity 5 engine.
This has allowed inXile to "overhaul the game with some new visual effects, improved character models, upgraded environments, and Unity 5′s physically based shading to get more realistic lighting and shadowing," it said.
Sprawling space adventure title Elite: Dangerous is coming to Xbox One as a console exclusive this winter.
The game will include all the PC version’s updates through to the March Wings update.
Elite: Dangerous was Kickstarted to the tune of £1.5m in late 2012, and developed by Elite creator David Braben’s studio Frontier Developments (RollerCoaster Tycoon, Screamride).
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