I tell ya: you go away for 5 weeks, and suddenly, everyone has shiny new products that just came out of nowhere (well, except Apple). Valve, Sony, AMD… these are interesting technology times that we live in. Everyone wants to turn the market on its ear. Let’s see who manages to do it.
Announces new series of GPU’s topping out with the R9 290X and prices.
“The R9 290X also sports Ultra-HD graphics at native 4K resolutions, this is beyond anything you will see on the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 and the 290X is aimed at running those native resolutions at 60 frames per second. This is a benchmark in home gaming.”
Also targeting Creative Labs and Asus with their new True Audio Processor built into the R9 and one R7 -
AMD ‘Mantle’ aims to take over Directx. It’s OpenGL/DX all over again.
Teams up with Raptr for Gaming Evolved App, an alternative to the nVidia Geforce Experience.
Gamescom 2013 has give us yet another round of punches between Sony and Microsoft, each trying to convince us that they are the next-gen king. Meanwhile, Nintendo stands in the corner looking sad. And from his mighty tower, Paul looks down on all of them with a jaded eye…
One of those crazy weeks where new stuff comes out, and the Internet seems to go insane. On one hand, you have Google dropping their low-cost plan to take over your living room, and Microsoft pulling another 180 on their publishing policies. On the other, you’ve got a ‘gamez opinionist’ attacking a developer to the point where he rage quits the industry, and yet another Kickstarter project failing to materialize. Fun times. Continue reading →
The next-gen war has officially started. Let the rampant fan wars commence! So with all the major console manufacturers tipping their hands prior to E3, we now know what to expect… sort of. I mean, you wanted to watch sports through your XBox One, right? Continue reading →
Since he was such a great guest, mainly because he actually upped the quality of the show, we’ve asked OobieJosh to join us again for a wonderful discussion about tragedy, hardware, and vibrating underpants.
Sony has tipped their hand on their hardware specs, Wii U sales are in the toilet, and now the Ouya has failed to part the clouds and let the sun shine down and save gaming? What’s Microsoft going to do? Moar Kinect! *sigh*
So the PS4 is officially a list of specs, the controller has a share button, and the Internet is about to be flooded with “check out my latest kill” videos. The next generation is here. Get hyped. Continue reading →