Digital Foundry: Apex Legends PC Live Play: Ryzen 3 2200G vs RTX 2080 Ti vs GTX 1060!

Introduction:

In a first for DF, watch Richard, John and Alex being massacred in a live play of Apex Legends – That is, a live stream, posted after the fact.

Goal of this video is to showcase how the game runs on a variety of setups and see if 60 FPS…

Introduction:

In a first for DF, watch Richard, John and Alex being massacred in a live play of Apex Legends - That is, a live stream, posted after the fact.

Goal of this video is to showcase how the game runs on a variety of setups and see if 60 FPS is maintainable aswell as discussing technical effects seen in the game.



Setups used:

Rich:
  • Ryzen 3 2200G (2 GB VRAM allocation)
  • Radeon Vega 8 IGP
  • 16 GB...

Digital Foundry: Apex Legends PC Live Play: Ryzen 3 2200G vs RTX 2080 Ti vs GTX 1060!

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The Switch is unexpectingly recieving a ton of (indie) FPS and RPG games.

This is just a piece to highlight some titles that inevitably would have been lost. I think most folks here know that i love shooters and other first person titles. Whilst a lot of stuff targets PC only, some make the cut to PS4 and XBO.

Since its rel…

This is just a piece to highlight some titles that inevitably would have been lost. I think most folks here know that i love shooters and other first person titles. Whilst a lot of stuff targets PC only, some make the cut to PS4 and XBO.

Since its release, the Switch however has seen an ever increasing amount of shooters and FP RPG's that, due to the hybrid nature of the device, offer up a interesting way for devs to target both a home console and a portable machine at once...

The Switch is unexpectingly recieving a ton of (indie) FPS and RPG games.

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Unreal Engine 4 gains Nvidia RTX support with version 4.22 Preview

After it was already known that multiple UE4 titles were in development with RTX support (Like Atomic Heart) Epic Games has finally released support for the tech in their latest build in Early Access. A rundown from the preview notes:

Real-Time Ray Tr…

After it was already known that multiple UE4 titles were in development with RTX support (Like Atomic Heart) Epic Games has finally released support for the tech in their latest build in Early Access. A rundown from the preview notes:

Real-Time Ray Tracing and Path Tracing (Early Access)
Added ray tracing low level support:
  • Implemented a low level layer...

Unreal Engine 4 gains Nvidia RTX support with version 4.22 Preview

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Digital Foundry: CrackDown 3 Analysis: A Console Classic Reborn?

Video:

Summary:

Xbox One X: 3840×2160 @ 30 FPS, very occassional dip below, but usually not even in intense fire fights, lowest 2304×2160
Xbox One S: 1920×1080 @ 30 FPS, dips below this but not too much, lowest 1536×1080
PC: can push for 3840×2160 @…

Video:


Summary:
  • Xbox One X: 3840x2160 @ 30 FPS, very occassional dip below, but usually not even in intense fire fights, lowest 2304x2160
  • Xbox One S: 1920x1080 @ 30 FPS, dips below this but not too much, lowest 1536x1080
  • PC: can push for 3840x2160 @ 60 FPS
  • Notes: Xbox One X is pretty much flawless 30 FPS, very minimal framedrop. Xbox One S drops belows 30 FPS quite often, to 26 FPS when...

Digital Foundry: CrackDown 3 Analysis: A Console Classic Reborn?

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Indie Watch |OT| Highlighting the FP titles that would otherwise be lost to time.

Welcome to the first:

(Forgive me for the OT quality, this is my first OT.)

So, what is this about?
Since individual threads didn’t really generate that much attention, perhaps…

Welcome to the first:



(Forgive me for the OT quality, this is my first OT.)

So, what is this about?
Since individual threads didn't really generate that much attention, perhaps an OT will. I can then always update this post and list all the games so far covered.

This thread is about covering the...​

Indie Watch |OT| Highlighting the FP titles that would otherwise be lost to time.

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Indie Watch: The Spy Who Shot Me is a N64 like Bond-em-up without James Bond.

Introduction:

”We meet again, Agent 7!”​
From Retro Army Limited comes The Spy Who Shot Me, a first person shooter that looks and feels like Goldeneye got its proper sequel on the N64.. except it is on PC. Game runs on Uni…

Introduction:


''We meet again, Agent 7!''

From Retro Army Limited comes The Spy Who Shot Me, a first person shooter that looks and feels like Goldeneye got its proper sequel on the N64.. except it is on PC. Game runs on Unity Engine, but it is incredibly lightweight. It ran on my stone age PC. Visually it looks indeed like a game you could expect...

Indie Watch: The Spy Who Shot Me is a N64 like Bond-em-up without James Bond.

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”One more thing”: Nvidia GTX Turing teased (Videocardz, Wccftech)

Extension of @GoldenEye98’s thread on the GTX 1660Ti. New news, new thread.

A picture from presumably a board partner meeting has surfaced showcasing the branding of ”GTX Turing” with a reference design of the GTX 1660.

Extension of @GoldenEye98's thread on the GTX 1660Ti. New news, new thread.

A picture from presumably a board partner meeting has surfaced showcasing the branding of ''GTX Turing'' with a reference design of the GTX 1660.



Videocardz said:
The picture features...
''One more thing'': Nvidia GTX Turing teased (Videocardz, Wccftech)

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The hidden secrets of the Famiclone keyboards

Disclaimer:
A lot of this thread is in part due to this post. Thank you @Shifty. for suggesting to make it a thread.

Introduction:
We all know Famiclones, right? For those who do not know, A Famiclone is an aftermarket console that mimics the NES. The…

Disclaimer:
A lot of this thread is in part due to this post. Thank you @Shifty. for suggesting to make it a thread.

Introduction:
We all know Famiclones, right? For those who do not know, A Famiclone is an aftermarket console that mimics the NES. They are made by a 1001 companies and often feature a 1001 games. Processing is done by a NOAC, or a Nes-On-A-Chip. See it as a very...

The hidden secrets of the Famiclone keyboards

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Eurogamer under scrutiny when telling ”No” to stop acting as political activists

This is a topic that could go either in gaming or Politics, so bear with me, because i do think it deserves discussion.

Recently Eurogamer got into a lot of flak on a tweet they made regarding a question from a Twitter user if they could stop being po…

This is a topic that could go either in gaming or Politics, so bear with me, because i do think it deserves discussion.

Recently Eurogamer got into a lot of flak on a tweet they made regarding a question from a Twitter user if they could stop being political activists. In order to understand this part, ill provide the context below.

Eurogamer was celebrating something from a user named Hbomberguy for his charity stream and as such Eurogamer posted an edit of a Donkey Kong 64 ad, cheering...

Eurogamer under scrutiny when telling ''No'' to stop acting as political activists

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Eurogamer under scrutiny when telling ”No” to stop acting as political activists

This is a topic that could go either in gaming or Politics, so bear with me, because i do think it deserves discussion.

Recently Eurogamer got into a lot of flak on a tweet they made regarding a question from a Twitter user if they could stop being po…

This is a topic that could go either in gaming or Politics, so bear with me, because i do think it deserves discussion.

Recently Eurogamer got into a lot of flak on a tweet they made regarding a question from a Twitter user if they could stop being political activists. In order to understand this part, ill provide the context below.

Eurogamer was celebrating a post from a user named Hbomberguy who made an edit of a Donkey Kong 64 ad, cheering on for Trans Rights.

The picture in question...

Eurogamer under scrutiny when telling ''No'' to stop acting as political activists

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Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Subor Z-Plus: AMD tech tested in new Chinese console

Article:
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/…-with-subor-z-plus-ryzen-vega-chinese-console

Video:

Excerpts:

”To date, all we’ve seen of the Z Plus is a render of the casing, some opportunistic motherboard shots and some ‘guerrilla’ ph…

Article:
https://www.eurogamer.net/articles/...-with-subor-z-plus-ryzen-vega-chinese-console

Video:


Excerpts:
''To date, all we've seen of the Z Plus is a render of the casing, some opportunistic motherboard shots and some 'guerrilla' photos of the machine on display at last month's ChinaJoy gaming event in China. First impressions of the actual unit in hand are very pleasant indeed -...
Digital Foundry: Hands-on with the Subor Z-Plus: AMD tech tested in new Chinese console

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City of Brass (by ex-Bioshock devs, Arabian Nights like FP slasher) coming to Nintendo Switch

Coming February 8.

Spoiler: PR Blurb

Enter the legendary City of Brass and plunder the fabled treasures within its accursed walls. Armed with a bullwhip and blades, embark on a grand heist, lashing and slashing t…



Coming February 8.
Enter the legendary City of Brass and plunder the fabled treasures within its accursed walls. Armed with a bullwhip and blades, embark on a grand heist, lashing and slashing through the legions of lost souls who guard over the vast riches that adorn this treacherous town.

City of Brass revolves around the rhythmic interplay between melee combat and...

City of Brass (by ex-Bioshock devs, Arabian Nights like FP slasher) coming to Nintendo Switch

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Call of Duty: Legends of War (iOS/Android) announced – You need more from Mason than just numbers.

So this thing has popped out in Australia in closed alpha. It is made by Tencent, specifically their Tiki studio, and it was previously known as Call of Duty Mobile. It looks Really Impressive considering its handheld visuals we are talking about, and …

So this thing has popped out in Australia in closed alpha. It is made by Tencent, specifically their Tiki studio, and it was previously known as Call of Duty Mobile. It looks Really Impressive considering its handheld visuals we are talking about, and something that might surpass Modern Combat Versus.

Gameplay wise, we are looking at multiplayer with all the famous maps like Nuketown being present. Zombies is there too and is somewhat of a mini campaign. Visually it looks incredibly...

Call of Duty: Legends of War (iOS/Android) announced - You need more from Mason than just numbers.

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Serious Sam Collection rated by ESRB for PS4/Xbox One

Courtesy of Gematsu.

The ESRB, the board that rates all upcoming games, has now listed a rating for The Serious Sam Collection. ESRB rating says:

ESRB Rating Description said:

Serious Sam Collection
Platfor…

Courtesy of Gematsu.

The ESRB, the board that rates all upcoming games, has now listed a rating for The Serious Sam Collection. ESRB rating says:
ESRB Rating Description said:
Serious Sam Collection
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Rating Category:

Content...
Serious Sam Collection rated by ESRB for PS4/Xbox One

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Serious Sam Collection rated by ESRB for PS4/Xbox One

Courtesy of Gematsu.

The ESRB, the board that rates all upcoming games, has now listed a rating for The Serious Sam Collection. ESRB rating says:

ESRB Rating Description said:

Serious Sam Collection
Platfor…

Courtesy of Gematsu.

The ESRB, the board that rates all upcoming games, has now listed a rating for The Serious Sam Collection. ESRB rating says:
ESRB Rating Description said:
Serious Sam Collection
Platform: PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Rating Category:

Content...
Serious Sam Collection rated by ESRB for PS4/Xbox One

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