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AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB vs 8GB review

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AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB vs 8GB review

We have unfinished business with the Radeon RX 480. When we initially reviewed the card, we took a look at the 8GB reference version - as supplied by AMD. However, the main selling point of the product is the $199 price-tag, which sees us move firmly into 4GB territory. UK prices for this model are highly reasonable too, starting at around £180. This makes the RX 480 stand apart significantly from the recently released Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 - a clear $50/£60 price differential.

So going into this article, we have three major questions to address. Firstly, do you really need the 8GB of framebuffer memory for the more expensive version of the RX 480? Secondly, is there any performance differential between the two models in scenarios where we're not limited by memory? And how does the four gig card stack up against the GTX 1060 bearing in mind that it's a lot cheaper?

The classic 8-Bit isometric games that tried to break the mould

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The classic 8-Bit isometric games that tried to break the mould

The recent release of Lumo has proved there is still much love not just for retro-themed games, but also the isometric viewpoint that became popular on 8-bit computers in the mid-80s. While Lumo's creator, Gareth Noyce, freely admits to the classic Head Over Heels as a major influence, there are many other fine examples of how the genre inspired new gameplay and technological advances back in the 80s.

3D Ant Attack was one of the earliest and most significant examples of isometric games, although it wasn't until the renowned (and mysterious) software house Ultimate released Knight Lore in 1984 that they emphatically took off. Once rival developers cracked how to replicate the overlapping techniques, it was inevitable a swathe of similar games would appear, and most of them added little to the template laid down by the genre's progenitor. The ZX Spectrum in particular was inundated, but there were also many hugely influential and memorable isometric games that attempted to break the mould.

USP: First major entry in the genre, scrolling landscape

A Photo Gallery Of San Diego Comic-Con's Most Interesting Sights

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A Photo Gallery Of San Diego Comic-Con's Most Interesting Sights

Each year, the top names in comics, movies, TV, video games, and all things pop-culture converge on San Diego to deliver news to their fans and make as big of a spectacle as possible in the process. While San Diego Comic-Con International has grown exponentially since its first humble convention in 1970, chances are that you haven't had the chance to visit the show yourself. Because of that, we're doing our best to capture as many of the sights of the big show as possible.

From a photo-op filled recreation of the town of South Park to all the statues scattered throughout the showfloor, these are the things that caught my eye.

The first Comic-Con related thing I saw upon landing in San Diego was this Spider-Man display in the airport made out of Campbell's Soup cans.

SDCC Marvel Gaming Panel Brings Back Classic Games

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SDCC Marvel Gaming Panel Brings Back Classic Games

At San Diego Comic Con Marvel had a gaming panel. While no new games were announced, new characters are being added to most of their current games and two classics are getting another shot in the light. They started off with Marvel: Contest of Champions, an iOS/Android free to play fighting game developed by Kabam. ...

Final Fantasy 15 CG movie Kingsglaive arrives digitally in August, on disc in October

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Final Fantasy 15 CG movie Kingsglaive arrives digitally in August, on disc in October

And the film’s director wants to do more movies from here

We’ve known for a while that Kingsglaive, the CG film based on the world and characters of Final Fantasy 15, will receive a short North American theatrical run beginning Aug. 19. At Comic-Con, publisher Square Enix and distributor Sony Pictures Home Entertainment revealed when the movie will be more widely available.

Those looking to watch Kingsglaive digitally will have a slightly earlier opportunity, with the film planned to launch on various streaming and digital download channels on Aug. 30. If you’re waiting for a physical version, you’ll have to be patient; the Blu-Ray and DVD versions will not launch until Oct. 4.

Pokémon GO has been Data Mined

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Pokémon GO has been Data Mined

On Thursday, July 22, 2016, the Pokémon website Pokémon Fortress made a post to their website, informing their readers that the popular Niantic application Pokémon GO  had been data mined. While that sounds concerning to the average layperson, data mining is simply a fancy way of saying “decoding”, and is a way of gathering new ...

The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira joins Black Panther

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The Walking Dead's Danai Gurira joins Black Panther

Plus, confirmations on other actors' characters

Danai Gurira, star of The Walking Dead and notable for her role on the show as Michonne, has officially joined the cast of Marvel Studios' Black Panther.

Gurira joined the rest of her Black Panther co-stars on stage during Marvel Studios' Comic-Con panel in San Diego on Saturday, including Lupita Nyong'o, Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan. Gurira will play the head of the Dora Milaje, Black Panther's personal bodyguards.

Watch the first trailer for Legion, Marvel and FX’s X-Men spin-off series

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Watch the first trailer for Legion, Marvel and FX’s X-Men spin-off series

New mutants are coming to TV

Marvel and FX released the first full-length trailer for Legion at San Diego Comic-Con today, giving us a look at series that will focus on mutant David Haller, aka Legion in Marvel Comics.

Admitted to a psychiatric hospital and diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, Haller slowly realizes that the voices he hears in his head aren't delusions, but an effect of his mutant ability. Haller, played by Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey), is gifted with a variety of psionic powers, including telekinesis and pyrokinesis, which are controlled by his multiple personalities.