Nvidia scientist predicts first game to require a ray tracing GPU will ship in 2023

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Nvidia scientist predicts first game to require a ray tracing GPU will ship in 2023

I did a double take when I read a tweet by Morgan McGuire, a distinguished scientist who works at Nvidia Research on ray tracing, augmented reality, virtual reality, and other things. At first glance, I thought he had made a prediction that all triple-A games will "REQUIRE" (in all caps) a ray tracing GPU by 2023. Instead, he predicts we will see the first game to require such a GPU by then, and I'm not so sure he's wrong.

Rockstar North has received £42 million in tax relief, according to think tank

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Rockstar North has received £42 million in tax relief, according to think tank

Rockstar North has received 19 percent of all tax credits paid to the games industry by the UK government and paid nothing in corporation tax for nearly a decade, according to a report from TaxWatch. The UK tax think tank estimates that the Grand Theft Auto developer has claimed around £42 million /$51 million over the last few years through the Video Games Tax Relief scheme. 

Hitman 2 cools off with Siberian prison Sniper Assassin map

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Hitman 2 cools off with Siberian prison Sniper Assassin map

Hitman 2 has a cure for this hot, hot summer: Agent 47 is going to Siberia. It's a new Sniper Assassin map set in a private prison. The trailer calls it the most inhospitable environment on Earth, but obviously IO Interactive wasn't in my flat last week, where even the air was on fire. 

Daggerfall Unity remasters the classic Elder Scrolls

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Daggerfall Unity remasters the classic Elder Scrolls

Since 2014, Gavin Clayton has been remaking The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall in Unity, making the incredibly ambitious RPG a bit more palatable—and moddable—for modern sensibilities. It's more of a remaster than something like Skywind or Skyblivion, however, with Clayton preserving the original but with high-resolution textures, mouse-look and, perhaps most importantly, bug fixes. There were a lot of them. 

Save up to 44% on the Logitech G433 gaming headset at Amazon

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Save up to 44% on the Logitech G433 gaming headset at Amazon

On the look out for a quality set of cans without totally breaking the bank? Then this wired gaming headset is worthy of your consideration. on both sides of the pond, Amazon are offering a healthy reduction on the Logitech G433 wired gaming headset. In the UK, its price is down to £62 (saving you 48 quid) and you can claim a free headset stand post-purchase (follow the link at the top of the product's page). While in the US, its down to $78, which saves you a decent $22.