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Witcher 3 dev says he'd rather play on PC at minimum settings than on Xbox One

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Witcher 3 dev says he'd rather play on PC at minimum settings than on Xbox One

A designer on The Witcher 3 has suggested that playing the game on a PC that barely scrapes the minimum specifications will still be a better experience than playing on Xbox One.

When CD Projekt Red's Damien Monnier was asked by a fan whether he should play on Xbox One or a low-end PC, the designer replied that he'd probably choose the PC for resolution alone.

The Witcher 3 will render at 1080p on PC and PlayStation 4, and 900p on Xbox One. Monnier believes the difference is noticeable.

Monnier added that the studio would try to get The Witcher 3 running at 1080p on Xbox One after Microsoft updates the system's software development kit with DirectX12, but he wasn't certain the update would make much difference.

“I think any resolution changes would require a much bigger change from Microsoft than the DX12 upgrade, to be honest,” he tweeted.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon coming to PlayStation in May - report

Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon coming to PlayStation in May - report

Jaws of Hakkon, the first downloadable content pack for Dragon Age: Inqusition, will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 in May, reports Eurogamer.

Jaws of Hakkon is available now on Xbox One and PC, indicating that Microsoft and EA have agreed to a six week window of exclusivity.

The new DLC expands the land of Thedas with a new playable area defined by mountains and lush forests.

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Project CARS will get free DLC every month

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Project CARS will get free DLC every month

Project CARS developer Slightly Mad Studios has promised to release free cars for the game every month.

After multiple delays, the studio promised players free cars to players on the day the game is released. Now, Slightly Mad has expanded that offer, saying new cars will regularly be available.

The first such car is the Lykan Hypersport, a Middle-Eastern super car which features in the movie Furious 7, and which will be available in Project CARS come May.

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Scholar of the First Sin not compatible with vanilla Dark Souls II

Scholar of the First Sin not compatible with vanilla Dark Souls II

The PC version of Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin will split that platform’s Dark Souls II playerbase, as it’s not compatible with the existing game.

Scholar of the First Sin is a Director’s Cut of all Dark Souls II content that includes new enemy placement, map shortcuts, and gameplay design; various performance upgrades; and new weapons, armour, and NPCs.

It also contains all three of the game’s DLC chapters (Crown Of The Sunken King, Crown Of The Old Iron King, and Crown Of The Ivory King), and increases the maximum number of simultaneous online players from four to six.

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GTA V patch affects new-gen graphics quality

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GTA V patch affects new-gen graphics quality

The latest patch for Grand Theft Auto V on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has led to a downturn in the game's graphical performance.

Rockstar said it is aware of the issue and is working on a fix.

"We are aware of some graphical issues on the Xbox One and PS4 versions of GTAV after the most recent Title Update, and we are investigating a fix now," said Rockstar.

The patch, 1.08, included a laundry list of bug fixes and changes.

The issue does not appear to affect the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 editions of Grand Theft Auto V.

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Key features missing from Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on PC

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Key features missing from Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on PC

Dead or Alive 5: Last Round is now available on PC, but a number of key features are missing.

The biggest omission is that of online multiplayer, which is expected to be patched in "within three months following the game's release", according to Koei Tecmo. Until then, the game is discounted 10 percent.

Last Round on PC also doesn’t include Steam Achievements or support Steam Cloud, and there is no support for keyboard customisation.

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Obsidian plans patch for Pillars of Eternity known issues

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Obsidian plans patch for Pillars of Eternity known issues

Obsidian has announced that it's working on a Pillars of Eternity patch to fix a number of issues reported by users.

Ahead of the patch the developer has also suggested some workarounds for the most common issues.

Among the reported issues are framerate drops, crashes on 32-bit PCs, the inability to launch the game unless in administrator mode, the inability to save, issues with animal companions, repeated sound effects, and delayed audio.

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First Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon, out now

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First Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon, out now

The first DLC for Dragon Age: Inquisition, called Jaws of Hakkon is out now for PC and Xbox One.

The new DLC expands the land of Thedas with a new playable area defined by mountains and lush forests.

Players will collect new legendary armour and weapons before "unearthing an ancient secret that could destroy the world", writes BioWare.

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Rainbow Six Siege beta sign-ups now open

Rainbow Six Siege beta sign-ups now open

Ubisoft has opened beta registrations for its competitive first-person shooter Rainbow Six Siege.

To enter, players will need to submit their preferred platform and their uPlay account details through this link. The beta will come to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Unless players preorder the game, entry is not guaranteed.

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Arkham Knight will be a digital-only release on PC in UK - report

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Arkham Knight will be a digital-only release on PC in UK - report

Batman: Arkham Knight for PC will not be available in bricks-and-mortar stores in the UK, claims retailer ShopTo.

The retailer was told by its buyer that the game will only be released on digital storefronts for PC.

Warner Bros. has confirmed to Gameplanet that a physical edition of Batman: Arkham Knight on PC will be available in Australia and New Zealand, so this appears to be a decision limited to specific regions or markets.

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H1Z1 sells more than 1 million on Steam

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H1Z1 sells more than 1 million on Steam

H1Z1 has already sold more than a million copies on Steam.

Daybreak boss John Smedley announced the milestone on Twitter.

H1Z1 launched on Steam Early Access in January and has remained on Steam's top sellers list ever since.

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Valve-endorsed Half-Life 2 mod upgrades visuals

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Valve-endorsed Half-Life 2 mod upgrades visuals

A new fan-made Valve-endorsed Half-Life 2 mod that improves the game’s visuals will be available from tomorrow on Steam.

Half-Life 2: Update is a free release that adds improved lighting, effects, textures, and some bug fixes to the classic shooter.

It also includes more than 100 community-recorded commentary notes about development and the impact of Half-Life 2 itself, featuring the voices of well-known Youtubers including Caddicarus, Brutalmoose, Ricepirate, Balrog the Master, ProJared, and Ross Scott from Freeman's Mind.

The mod has been in the works since 2009, and Nvidia, Origin PC, and EVGA all chipped in with sponsorship.

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Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon coming to PlayStation in May - report
Dragon Age: Inquisition - Jaws of Hakkon coming to PlayStation in May - report
NEWS Six weeks of MS exclusivity.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
Project CARS will get free DLC every month
Project CARS will get free DLC every month
NEWS Starting with the Lykan Hypersport.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
3
Scholar of the First Sin not compatible with vanilla Dark Souls II
Scholar of the First Sin not compatible with vanilla Dark Souls II
NEWS Multiplayer base split.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Witcher 3 dev says he'd rather play on PC at minimum settings than on Xbox One
Witcher 3 dev says he'd rather play on PC at minimum settings than on Xbox One
NEWS Resolutiongate, again.
PC, XO, PS4
5
Key features missing from Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on PC
Key features missing from Dead or Alive 5: Last Round on PC
NEWS DoA is DOA.
PC, XO, PS4
3
Obsidian plans patch for Pillars of Eternity known issues
Obsidian plans patch for Pillars of Eternity known issues
NEWS Workarounds also offered.
PC, Mac
4
GTA V patch affects new-gen graphics quality
GTA V patch affects new-gen graphics quality
NEWS Fix incoming.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: Third-Person
20
Valve-endorsed Half-Life 2 mod upgrades visuals
Valve-endorsed Half-Life 2 mod upgrades visuals
NEWS Free from tomorrow.
PC, Xbox
Action: First-Person
5
First Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon, out now
First Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon, out now
NEWS For PC, XO.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
1
Arkham Knight will be a digital-only release on PC in UK - report
Arkham Knight will be a digital-only release on PC in UK - report
NEWS More on Rocksteady's next.
PC, XO, PS4
4
Rainbow Six Siege beta sign-ups now open
Rainbow Six Siege beta sign-ups now open
NEWS Preordering guarantees access.
PC, XO, PS4
Action: Third-Person
H1Z1 sells more than 1 million on Steam
H1Z1 sells more than 1 million on Steam
NEWS Milestone smashed.
PC, PS4
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EA announces first Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon
EA announces first Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC, Jaws of Hakkon
NEWS First trailer coming tomorrow.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
RPG: Action
Batman: Arkham Knight delayed again
Batman: Arkham Knight delayed again
NEWS By a few weeks.
PC, XO, PS4
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Kojima confirms he is "100% involved" in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
Kojima confirms he is "100% involved" in Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain
NEWS Game comes September 1.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Stealth
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Evolve updates to add observer mode, maps, more
Evolve updates to add observer mode, maps, more
NEWS Later this month
PC, XO, PS4
Star Wars: Battlefront to be unveiled next month
Star Wars: Battlefront to be unveiled next month
NEWS Patience, young Padawans.
PC, XO, PS4
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Next COD: Advanced Warfare DLC has a map based in Sydney
Next COD: Advanced Warfare DLC has a map based in Sydney
NEWS Strewth!
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void goes into closed beta later this month
StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void goes into closed beta later this month
NEWS Test the updated multiplayer.
PC, Mac
Strategy: Real Time
DDoS attack upsets Xbox One launch of Battlefield Hardline
DDoS attack upsets Xbox One launch of Battlefield Hardline
NEWS An isolated incident.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Action: First-Person
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Full version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 contains two bonus episodes
Full version of Resident Evil Revelations 2 contains two bonus episodes
NEWS Raid Mode online co-op on the way.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
You can now play The Elder Scrolls Online without a sub
You can now play The Elder Scrolls Online without a sub
NEWS Tamriel Unlimited launches for PC.
PC, XO, PS4
RPG: MMO
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Borderlands 2 writer regrets silent heroes
Borderlands 2 writer regrets silent heroes
NEWS Who needs a cipher, anyway.
PC, 360, PS3, Vita
Adventure & RPG
8
Modern Warfare 2 lead designer back at Infinity Ward
Modern Warfare 2 lead designer back at Infinity Ward
NEWS After suing them, even.
PC, 360, PS3
Action: First-Person
1
Valiant Hearts director departs Ubisoft
Valiant Hearts director departs Ubisoft
NEWS Tired of being labelled a 'fake indie'.
PC, XO, PS4
1
Life is Strange episode 2 finally dated
Life is Strange episode 2 finally dated
NEWS Coming next week.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
Mortal Kombat X last-gen delayed, Jason announced, gameplay within
Mortal Kombat X last-gen delayed, Jason announced, gameplay within
NEWS High Voltage once again on port duty.
PC, 360, XO, PS3, PS4
1
Sign-ups open for the first Oceania pro season of Smite
Sign-ups open for the first Oceania pro season of Smite
NEWS Smite as well give it a shot.
PC, XO
Cities: Skylines breaks Paradox sales record
Cities: Skylines breaks Paradox sales record
NEWS 250K in one day.
PC, Mac
1
Titanfall 2 will be multiplatform
Titanfall 2 will be multiplatform
NEWS Might contain a single player mode, too.
PC, 360, XO
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