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Vroom vroom! The official gameplay reveal video for the latest game about fast cars and furious foreheads is finally here. Fast and Furious Crossroads is “a team-based, vehicular-heist action game set in the adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious universe.” Now if that doesn’t scream Fast & Furious in your face then I don’t know what will. The incredibly loud and outrageous stunts have now been translated into video game format, so how does it translate? Well, check it out for yourself...
It’s been rumoured for yonks and it’s finally been revealed - Project CARS 2) and published by Bandai Namco, Fast and Furious Crossroads will be timed to coincide with the theatre release of the nine Fast & Furious movie.
There’s no getting around, game sizes are booming. When you’ve got fairly innocuous titles like Valkyria Chronicles 4 weighing in at 71GB, we’ve come to an age where we’ve got to accept some massive downloads in order to play the latest games.
Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang has been in bullish form this week while revealing some hugely impressive financial results. Record revenue of $2.91 billion for the quarter is up 34% year on year and a 10 percent gain over the previous quarter.
Considering it’s just about the biggest movie license in the world, Fast & Furious tie-ins have been few and far between. There was, of course, the hilariously shite Fast & Furious: Showdown, and the Fast & Furious Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2, but genuine offerings have been thin on the ground. Not for much longer. Slightly Mad Studios, they of Project Cars 2 fame, has effectively self-confirmed it is working on an official Fast & Furious game.
Need For Speed's back and, in a name that seems increasingly self-referential to the 2015 reboot dud, this time it's payback. Need For Speed Payback is coming to PC on November 10th, taking more than a few cues from the Fast and Furious movies. EA and Ghost Games have also cosied up to Nvidia for this one, meaning performance optimisation for GeForce hardware. Here are the official Need For Speed Payback PC system requirements.
A recent conversation here on GD reminded that it’s been a little while since we last talked about internet connection speeds and download caps. Every year our game downloads become increasingly gargantuan; unwieldy beasts that mean if we want to play a game we have to plan for it potentially days before.
Uh oh, if you were hoping to pick up a reasonably priced AMD Radeon Vega graphics card, look away now. Overclockers UK store staff are reporting that AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 has a ridiculous 70-100 MH/s hash rate per card, making them the best cryptocurrency mining cards in the world, and by some distance.
After performing a bit of a clean sweep at the higher end of the market, AMD is back with its range of budget Ryzen 3 processors. Don’t let the cheap price tag fool you though, both the AMD Ryzen 3 1300X and Ryzen 3 1200 are quad-core processors with gaming performance that have their more expensive counterparts beat.
As expected, EA revealed a slew of new details on upcoming street racing heist-em-up Need For Speed Payback during its pre-E3 EA Play conference. An all-new trailer showed off the “Highway Heist”, a story-based mission crammed with set-pieces, ridiculous explosions, and a cheesy narrative. 
The Battlefield 1 beta is out today for Battlefield Insiders and tomorrow for the rest of us. Right in the nick of time Nvidia has arrived with a Game Ready driver which should ensure optimum performance. It’s also joined by a couple of other biggies in the shape of World of Warcraft: Legion and the Steam release of Quantum Break.