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Does game performance actually matter?

1080, 60 – two simple numbers that some believe can spell success or doom for video games. The technological leap in hardware power between the PS2 generation and the Xbox 360 and PS3 didn’t just bring high definition visuals to console– it also set a new benchmark against which titles …

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Ubisoft says in-game crowd sizes not linked to Assassin’s Creed: Unity performance problems

A third patch that Ubisoft hopes will address some of the technical criticism aimed at Assassin’s Creed: Unity is on the way. In an unusually frank post the publisher has said that the vast numbers of NPCs (non-playable characters) on-screen at any one time is not connected to the game’s …

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Sony admits PS4 is a tougher sell in Japan

PS4 has been a smash hit in the West but has struggled to take off in Japan since its arrival in the region in February. The machine had a fantastic launch selling 322,083 units in its first two days, bettering the PS3’s Japanese launch performance by 88,443 units. Since then, …

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PC Watch Dogs patch ‘in the coming days’

Ubisoft has said that a patch for the troubled PC version of Watch Dogs will be released in the coming days”. The game has had a troubled start to life, with modders claiming to have unlocked some allegedly deliberately blocked features and a promised patch to fix the numerous performance …

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Ubisoft defends Watch Dogs on PC, says patch is incoming

The graphics technical director of Watch Dogs has defended the state of the game on PC and confirmed that it is working on a patch to ease the problems. Watch Dogs can use 3+ GB of RAM on next-gen consoles for graphics,” Sebastien Viard said on Twitter. Your PC GPU …

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Xbox One is closing PS4 performance gap, Oddworld dev claims

Microsoft’s ongoing work with Xbox One’s development tools is helping its machine catch up with the until now superior technical performance of PS4. That’s according to Oddworld Inhabitants co-founder Lorne Lanning, who told Xbox Achievements that: So I would say, months ago, there was a wider gap. But I don’t …

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AMD claims Mantle offers up to 45% performance boost over DirectX

Upcoming PC API Mantle could offer even bigger performance gains over DirectX than previously thought. WCCFtech reports that when tested on hardware running AMD’s new A8-7600 APU EA shooter Battlefield 4 saw a massive 45 per cent performance boost using Mantle compared to Microsoft’s DirectX. Of course it’s unlikely that …

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Ubisoft: "On PC you don’t really care about the performance"

Publisher Ubisoft is already not at the top of many PC gamers’ Christmas lists and new comments from an Assassin’s Creed producer are unlikely to help. The PC version of Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag has irked some quarters of the PC fraternity having been accused of a lack of …

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AMD reveals new R9 and R7 GPUs – including potential Titan-killer the R9 290X

The next generation of PC graphics cards have at last been announced by AMD. Two series have been confirmed – R9 and R7. The R9 cards are AMD’s enthusiast offerings and will compete directly with Nvidia’s 700 series GPUs. The R7’s, meanwhile, are AMD’s value range. Five cards were announced …

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