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Why porting games to PC is hard

Porting games is a difficult task for devs, even if they’re porting to the same platform they make their games on: the PC. As Disparity Games cofounder Jason Stark points out, “gamers ask, ‘Why can’t they just release the version they develop with?’ Then, when developers do just release [that] and it’s a buggy mess, they ask: ‘Why are developers so lazy?’ Well,” says Stark. “It’s because they released what they had.”  Think about how …

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Cuphead, Ruiner, and the joy of really hard games

It took me 14 tries before I reached the psychic carrot. First, I had to get past an incredibly angry potato, who hurled giant balls of dirt and worms my way at irregular intervals. When I finally defeated the spud, I moved on to an onion who cried a storm’s worth of damaging tears. But the carrot was the real challenge. Possessing the ability to both fire homing missiles (in the form of tiny carrots, …

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Xbox One Games Soon May Not Require Full Downloads To Play, Saving Hard Drive Space

Microsoft is designing a new system for mastering games that will mean faster downloads and less hard drive space used for its Xbox One and Xbox One X games. According to Digital Foundry, the internal name for the system is Intelligent Delivery, and it will split game content into tagged chunks. Players will be able to download only the chunks they need or want to play the game, rather than downloading the complete game with …

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Xbox One’s ‘Intelligent Delivery’ system will free up hard drive space

Here are a few ways that could be prove to be super useful. For FIFA games where the download is largely taken up by all of the various languages supported by the game, users would be able to delete all of them except the language they need. Another example — players with Xbox One consoles wouldn’t have to download all of the 4K assets used by X consoles, which they wouldn’t need because their system …

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Intelligent Delivery will save precious hard drive space on Xbox One

Why it matters to you In the world of 4K, games are growing bigger and bigger. Microsoft’s Intelligent Delivery offers a way to keep players from deleting their games for hard drive space. With each console iteration, games are getting bigger. Higher resolution textures and more complex sounds add a lot of baggage. These days, games are filling up 500GB hard drives fast with their 50GB requirements. Other games make the problem even worse by …

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New Xbox One tech can save hard drive space and cut download times • Eurogamer.net

Microsoft is planning a quiet revolution in the way that games are streamed and installed onto Xbox One and Xbox One X. The new system – known internally as Intelligent Delivery – aims to save hard drive space and reduce download times by allowing users to only download the assets they’ll actually need, as opposed to the complete game package. The platform holder has already dropped some hints about this functionality, confirming that Xbox One …

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Xbox One Game DVR capture increasing to 1080p, with support for external hard drives

While Xbox One X owners will see Game DVR improvements at launch, standard Xbox One owners are also getting an upgrade this fall. Microsoft has announced its plans to upgrade the Xbox One’s inbuilt video capture solution, “Game DVR,” as a part of the console’s next major update this fall. Among the improvements is a bump in recording resolution to 1080p and support for saving video directly to external hard drives. Furthermore, these improvements are …

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Your loadout will not be locked for Destiny 2’s Hard Mode Raid

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Update: Activision contacted us to correct Truman’s comments about raid lockouts. He was talking about the Nightfall Strikes. The article has been updated accordingly. PCGamesN apologises for this mistake, the fault was due to a miscommunication on our end. Here’s game director Luke Smith explaining things: Raids in D2 don’t have locked loadouts. We don’t want this;“I just got Midnight Coup to drop, let me quit to equip and I’ll rejoin.” …

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Gaming addiction in NZ: Why getting help is so hard

In 2013, the American Psychiatric Association Internet Gaming Disorder, into its diagnostic manual as a behavioural addiction. It’s stated that it needs further research, although that doesn’t mean they don’t think it’s a legitimate condition. According to Mr Driver, the classification is because “it’s clear we think this is a real thing but there’s more work to be done in reaching a consensus on how to diagnose and treat it.”   Officially, addiction is categorised: …

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The Nintendo Switch Rules So Hard

Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty This era of console gaming is a strange one, owing partially to the fact that about five years ago, many people in the industry feared consumers would reject bulky $300 consoles in favor of cheaper and nimbler competitors like the iPhone and the iPad. Why pay so much for games you can only play in front of your TV at home when you can just tool around with Candy Crush or Words …

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Apparently It’s Really Hard To Find A Nintendo Switch In Japan

by Robert Workman | July 23, 2017 (Photo: Nintendo Life) We know that it’s been tough lately to try and find a Nintendo Switch on store shelves, despite a recently replenishment by some GameStop locations. But if you think it’s tough here, you ought to try Japan. That’s just what Nintendo Life did, setting out on a quest to try and track down a Nintendo Switch console in the land of the Rising Sun …

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New PC games feature space action, dark futures and hard driving – Tech News

In Dirt 4, gamers can go off-road racing from the comfort of their PC monitors. — dpa Abandon your desk job for an adventure in a futuristic, cyberpunk world. Or if that’s not enough, you could try space politics instead.  Here’s a selection of some of the hottest new games out now for PCs. Adventures in space and diplomacy Sega’s turn-based strategy game Endless Space 2 is now available to all gamers after its early …

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Team WE takes out Invictus Gaming in hard fought 2-1 match

Week 1, Day 2 of the League of Legends Pro League closed on Friday with Team WE picking up a hard fought 2-1 series win over Invictus Gaming in Shanghai. After falling to Fnatic during the first week of the EU LCS summer split, Misfits bounced back with a sweep over newcomers Ninjas in Pajamas. Lee “Flame” Ho-jong’s return to the competitive stage was disappointing to say the least. But with a new coach and …

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Strong Arms: Brutally hard game feels more like the Nintendo I used to know

Enlarge / This beatdown is about to get savage. Nintendo Arms reminds me so much of the Nintendo that I used to know. The company’s latest Nintendo Switch game contains no reboot of ancient characters; no tender hand-holding; no auto-steering assists if you’re struggling; no “grab the green mushroom for help” option. Arms looks a lot more like the Nintendo that won me over in the late 1980s: wide-eyed, fresh, excited, and eager to beat me into the …

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HP releases new Omen gaming PCs with AMD Ryzen and swappable hard drives

HP got back into gaming last year with the debut of its Omen line of gaming PCs, and today the product line is getting a series of updates. The most notable is a backpack PC for VR gaming, but HP is also releasing three much more traditional PCs with brand new designs: a desktop, a 15-inch laptop, and a 17-inch laptop. The Omen Desktop is meant to be a really scalable option for gamers who …

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