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Electronic Arts wants more adverts in games
Published in News


Probably time to go back playing battleship

Having not learnt anything about how media streaming companies have destroyed their business model with advertising, Electronic Arts is mulling over putting adverts inside its games.

Nvidia RTX TrueHDR comes soon
Published in Graphics
Tuesday, 06 February 2024 11:57

Nvidia RTX TrueHDR comes soon


Converting SDR games to HDR in real-time with AI

Nvidia is apparently making final tweaks to its new feature called the RTX TrueHDR, which can convert SDR games to HRD in real-time by using Tensor cores on its RTX graphics cards.

Nvidia announces 14 new games with RTX at CES 2024
Published in Gaming


Geforce NOW getting G-SYNC, 24 new G-SYNC gaming monitors, displays and TVs, and more

In addition to its RTX 40 SUPER series lineup announcement at CES 2024, Nvidia also announced some other updates, including a list of games that will be getting RTX updates, including DLSS and/or ray tracing. Nvidia Geforce is also getting a few updates including G-Sync support, and Nvidia was keen to note that there are 24 new G-SYNC monitors, displays, and TVs coming soon.

Squid In A Box leaves games to world
Published in Gaming
Monday, 29 August 2022 10:20

Squid In A Box leaves games to world


Not as if he can play or update them now

Indie game Squid In A Box developer Rob Hale, who died in August, has left games on Steam as a free farewell gift.

Games monetisation risks losing gamers
Published in Gaming
Wednesday, 02 March 2022 11:41

Games monetisation risks losing gamers


Sid Meier warning

Speaking to the BBC on the 30th anniversary of his legendary Civilization game, US developer Sid Meier warned that if major companies continue to focus on monetisation or other things that are not gameplay-focused, they risk losing the audience.

Computer games are spying on you
Published in Gaming
Wednesday, 09 February 2022 13:10

Computer games are spying on you


Data gathering

It turns out that computer game’s companies are collecting shedloads of psychological data on players and there is concern about its use.

China closing games companies
Published in News
Tuesday, 04 January 2022 12:33

China closing games companies


Holding off on game licences

China is continuing to hold off from issuing new game licenses to app developers, in regulatory inaction that has led to the shuttering of around 140,000 small game studios and related companies in the country.

Linux can play 75 percent of the top games
Published in News
Wednesday, 22 December 2021 12:42

Linux can play 75 percent of the top games


2022 is the year of Linux on the desktop


After years of complaints that the reason people had to stick with Windows was there were no games for Linux, Steam has released figures which say that 75 percent of the top 1,000 games run on Linux now, and the figure is even higher, at 80 percent, for the top 100 games.

Alder Lake incompatible with some games
Published in PC Hardware
Monday, 08 November 2021 12:17

Alder Lake incompatible with some games


DRM software breaks Valhalla

Intel has posted a release that the hybrid CPU core architecture on Alder Lake can be incompatible with certain games, specifically some protected by the anti-piracy DRM software from Denuvo.

No more female heroes any more
Published in Gaming
Tuesday, 18 August 2020 10:29

No more female heroes any more


Less than ten percent

While women make up almost half of all gamers, there is far from an equal representation of women in games and the situation is getting dire according to a new study.