New Overwatch Story Tells Ana's History

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New Overwatch Story Tells Ana's History

Overwatch lore is a strange thing. At times Blizzard is extremely encouraging of it and at other times it feels like they don't really know what to do with it. The occasional CG trailer or comic release gives fans something to chew on, however, and Blizzard is tossing another bone with their newest release. Titled Bastet, the latest Overwatch media is a short story about everyone's favorite healing sniper Ana.

BASTET: A fierce protector arises from the shadows . . .

Nvidia Unveils Budget-Conscious Chips And Opens Up G-Sync To Other Monitors

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Nvidia Unveils Budget-Conscious Chips And Opens Up G-Sync To Other Monitors

Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, graphics company Nvidia unveiled their vision for the future of graphics technology and how to make it more affordable for the end user. To that end, Nvidia announced a new graphics chip incorporating their newest tech for a cheaper price, as well as opening up their once-proprietary G-sync technology to other non-proprietary monitors.

Last year, Nvidia unveiled graphics card to best support the impressive new graphics technique called ray-tracing, which models light and shadows in real time rather than baking it in, with a new generation of high-end graphics cards. At the last night's event, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang confirmed an intention to bring this new technology to lower-end OEM devices and cheaper cards, basically bringing ray-tracing to people who don't spend high amounts of money on PC parts.

The new line of cards is expected to be more affordable by the mass market, to the point where Nvidia has miniaturized it for use in laptops, much like they did with the GTX series. Huang bragged that the new line delivers "twice the performance of a PS4 Pro," specifically pointing to its ability to run Battlefield V at 60 frames per second. This should allow ray-tracing to become a technology more consumers can access and, in theory, standardize it in a way that will affect next-generation console technology as well.

Nvidia Unveils Budget-Conscious Chips And Opens Up G-Sync To Other Monitors

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Nvidia Unveils Budget-Conscious Chips And Opens Up G-Sync To Other Monitors

Ahead of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this year, graphics company Nvidia unveiled their vision for the future of graphics technology and how to make it more affordable for the end user. To that end, Nvidia announced a new graphics chip incorporating their newest tech for a cheaper price, as well as opening up their once-proprietary G-sync technology to other non-proprietary monitors.

Last year, Nvidia unveiled graphics card to best support the impressive new graphics technique called ray-tracing, which models light and shadows in real time rather than baking it in, with a new generation of high-end graphics cards. At the last night's event, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang confirmed an intention to bring this new technology to lower-end OEM devices and cheaper cards, basically bringing ray-tracing to people who don't spend high amounts of money on PC parts.

The new line of cards is expected to be more affordable by the mass market, to the point where Nvidia has miniaturized it for use in laptops, much like they did with the GTX series. Huang bragged that the new line delivers "twice the performance of a PS4 Pro," specifically pointing to its ability to run Battlefield V at 60 frames per second. This should allow ray-tracing to become a technology more consumers can access and, in theory, standardize it in a way that will affect next-generation console technology as well.

Fox Says Alien: Blackout Isn't A Sequel To Isolation Despite Sharing A Main Character

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Fox Says Alien: Blackout Isn't A Sequel To Isolation Despite Sharing A Main Character

Update: Fox reached out to Game Informer to clarify that "[Blackout] is a standalone game that shares Amanda Ripley as a main character but is not related to or a sequel of Isolation." We've amended the original story's terminology to better reflect the nature of what the game is.

Today Fox announced that a new Alien game starring Alien Isolation's main character Amanda Ripley was on the way. It's called Alien: Blackout and while some fans of the terrifying stealth-driven game might be enthused by this news, they might also want to take a seat for the next bit. The game is for mobile devices exclusively and Fox says it isn't a sequel to Isolation.

Alien: Blackout has you guiding Amanda Ripley and her crew through "seven fear-inducing levels" in a setup that sounds familiar to Five Nights at Freddy. You'll be managing a space station, jumping from cameras and dealing with damaged controls to try and defeat the beast. The game promises multiple conclusions based on your choices.

Fox Says "More To Come" After Isolation's Mobile Sequel Reveal

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Today Fox announced that a sequel to Alien Isolation was on the way. It's called Alien: Blackout and while some fans of the terrifying stealth-driven game might be enthused by this news, they might also want to take a seat for the next bit. The game is for mobile devices exclusively.

Alien: Blackout has you guiding Amanda Ripley and her crew through "seven fear-inducing levels" in a setup that sounds familiar to Five Nights at Freddy. You'll be managing a space station, jumping from cameras and dealing with damaged controls to try and defeat the beast. The game promises multiple conclusions based on your choices.

A few hours after revealing Blackout, the official Alien account tweeted that there was "more to come," possibly as a response to fans' backlash to Blackout's announcement. What #ReadPlayWATCH means is anyone's guess at this point but hopefully means more games as well.

Devil May Cry 5's Xbox One Demo Ending Today, Another Coming Next Month

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Devil May Cry 5's Xbox One Demo Ending Today, Another Coming Next Month

The Xbox One demo for the upcoming Devil May Cry 5 won't be available after today, Capcom says. Fortunately, players who have already downloaded it will still be able to play through it, and those of you who didn't get around to downloading it will have another shot.

In addition to talking about the demo's sunset status, the official account says both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will be able to get another look at the game next month.

Huge thanks to everyone who downloaded and tried out the #DMC5 Xbox One demo! As of today, it will no longer be available for download, but it's still playable if you have it on your system.
⚡️ A new demo is coming Xbox One and PS4 on Feb 7th! ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/VZLNAL2tAk

Devil May Cry 5's Xbox One Demo Ending Today, Another Coming Next Month

about X hours ago from
Devil May Cry 5's Xbox One Demo Ending Today, Another Coming Next Month

The Xbox One demo for the upcoming Devil May Cry 5 won't be available after today, Capcom says. Fortunately, players who have already downloaded it will still be able to play through it, and those of you who didn't get around to downloading it will have another shot.

In addition to talking about the demo's sunset status, the official account says both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will be able to get another look at the game next month.

Huge thanks to everyone who downloaded and tried out the #DMC5 Xbox One demo! As of today, it will no longer be available for download, but it's still playable if you have it on your system. ⚡️ A new demo is coming Xbox One and PS4 on Feb 7th! ⚡️ pic.twitter.com/VZLNAL2tAk

God Of War Art Director Putting His Spin On Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters

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God Of War Art Director Putting His Spin On Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters

God of War and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were two of the biggest games from last year, and they've come together in a curious way. Sony Santa Monica art director Raf Grassetti has been keeping busy by drawing his own interpretation of the roster from Nintendo's brawler.

He's released five on his Instagram so far, as well as a tease to what's ahead. His take on Sonic is his most recent creation, and while it's uncomfortably close to some other creepy things we've seen, it's still fun to see a different look at such a familiar character. No, we're not talking about you, upcoming movie Sonic.

With more than 70 characters in the game, Grassetti has his work cut out for him. Check out his Instagram to see what he's done so far, including Bowser, Fox McCloud, Link, and Samus.

God Of War Art Director Putting His Spin On Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters

about X hours ago from
God Of War Art Director Putting His Spin On Smash Bros. Ultimate Characters

God of War and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate were two of the biggest games from last year, and they've come together in a curious way. Sony Santa Monica art director Raf Grassetti has been keeping busy by drawing his own interpretation of the roster from Nintendo's brawler.

He's released five on his Instagram so far, as well as a tease to what's ahead. His take on Sonic is his most recent creation, and while it's uncomfortably close to some other creepy things we've seen, it's still fun to see a different look at such a familiar character. No, we're not talking about you, upcoming movie Sonic.

With more than 70 characters in the game, Grassetti has his work cut out for him. Check out his Instagram to see what he's done so far, including Bowser, Fox McCloud, Link, and Samus.

Alien Isolation Is Getting A Mobile Sequel

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Alien Isolation Is Getting A Mobile Sequel

Today Fox announced that a sequel to Alien Isolation was on the way. It's called Alien: Blackout and while some fans of the terrifying stealth-driven game might be enthused by this news, they might also want to take a seat for the next bit. The game is for mobile devices exclusively.

Alien: Blackout has you guiding Amanda Ripley and her crew through "seven fear-inducing levels" in a setup that sounds familiar to Five Nights at Freddy. You'll be managing a space station, jumping from cameras and dealing with damaged controls to try and defeat the beast. The game promises multiple conclusions based on your choices.

There is no release date for the game yet. For more information on Alien: Blackout, head here.