AMD made a big FreeSync 2 tech demo

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AMD made a big FreeSync 2 tech demo

AMD released a tech demo this morning showcasing the capabilities of FreeSync 2, the company's adaptive sync technology designed to eliminate screen tearing on HDR monitors. It's called Oasis, and at first blush, you'd probably guess it's a synthetic benchmark tool for comparing and testing various displays. 

PUBG uses machine learning to look for cheaters

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PUBG uses machine learning to look for cheaters

The anti-cheat team at PUBG Corp have posted an update on Steam that covers some of the work it's been doing over the last few months to stop cheat programs from disrupting the battle royale. While some specifics have to be avoided because revealing everything the team's up to could "harm progress", it provides a handy overview of the issues facing an online game like PUBG, along with some of the solutions that they've come up with. 

Overkill's The Walking Dead is over, 'did not meet our standards' publisher says

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Overkill's The Walking Dead is over, 'did not meet our standards' publisher says

As we put it, Overkill's The Walking Dead was "a shambling mess" when it came out for PC late last year, a situation that appeared to take a turn from bad to worse earlier this month when the planned console versions were shelved indefinitely. Now it's gone from worse to even more worse, as Skybound Entertainment, the owner of the comic and the company that rescued Telltale's The Walking Dead, announced in no uncertain terms that it's not happy with Starbreeze, and has canceled its contract for the game. 

Hitman 2's first mission is now free for everyone

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Hitman 2's first mission is now free for everyone

Phil declared in his review of Hitman 2 that it "feels safe": It doesn't depart from the formula established by the first game, but it delivers levels "that can rival some of the best in Hitman's long history." The first of them, Hawke's Bay, is set in a small beachfront property in New Zealand, and as of today it's free for everyone in a new Hitman 2 Starter Pack on Steam. 

Funcom is making an 'open world multiplayer' Dune game

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Funcom is making an 'open world multiplayer' Dune game

Funcom said in its fourth-quarter financial report today that 2018 was the most profitable year in the company's history: Revenues are up, cash flow is up, and earnings per share is up, all good news for investors. For those of us more interested in the "games" side of things, there's a different sort of good news in the followup statement from CEO Rui Casais.