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It’s one of the most anticipated games of 2020, and we hope Cyberpunk 2077 is actually coming out in 2020 after it got delayed for a second time. But following the recent Night City Wire Episode 1 which gave us a new trailer and gameplay footage, as well as the announcement that it will only run on the DirectX12 API and so Windows 10 & 7 will be the only supported operating systems, it’s time to have a think about whether or not we should be upgrading before Cyberpunk 2077 officially releases in November.
Video games are great, we all love them here I’m sure, and the bigger the better right? Sure we have many varied experiences ranging from short narrative-focused indies, to large open-world sandboxes. But as we start to usher in a new generation of technology and graphical fidelity, are games starting to become too complex for their own good?
It’s been a week since we got the official reveal of Sony’s upcoming next-gen console, the PlayStation 5. Not only did we get to see some actual gameplay from some of the games on show, but we got a good look at the system’s design too. But one thing has yet to be revealed that everyone is anxiously waiting… the price. How much is this thing going to actually cost us?
With the recent reveal of the PlayStation 5, we finally have a good comparison between both Sony and Microsoft’s next-gen consoles. Aside from the price and exact release date, we pretty much know mostly everything to at least start thinking about a decision. But what will you choose in 2020? A next-gen console? Or a PC upgrade? Or maybe even both?
With the recent rumors that the PS4-exclusive title, Bloodborne, is potentially being remastered and reportedly getting ported to the PC, we wanted to ask you all what other console exclusives would you like to see come to the platform? What other titles have you seen that you wish got an official port to the PC? So I’ve compiled a list of several recent popular games/franchises that are exclusive to consoles, and have also not yet made their way to PC. If you have any more suggestions, feel free to add them below!
It’s no secret that ray tracing is pretty much the next big step in graphical fidelity, being able to accurately simulate light in real-time can seriously enhance immersion and quality, when used properly that is. Sometimes it can have a pretty drastic effect on a game’s style and gameplay, like Minecraft with RTX for instance, which feels like an almost entirely different game with ray tracing.
Video games are an art form, I think we can all agree on that, just as much as any movie, book, or painting can be considered art. But just like movies, video games have the opportunity to pull together a variety of different elements to complete the experience, one of which is music. But how important is video game music to you? Do you prefer games with a banging drum set, or maybe a more ambient soundtrack? Or maybe you prefer games to which you can just chuck on and listen to your favorite playlist/podcast? Whatever it is, we want to know how important music in video games is to you.
Let’s be honest here, whether you like them or hate them, remakes and remasters are undoubtedly a hot topic at the moment, and they remain to be extremely popular. Nostalgia is an easy drug, all you need to do is prey on a consumer’s childhood memories, bringing them back to when times were easy and the world wasn’t so grim, and then hey presto! You’ve got yourself a hit.
We all love games here, and most of us would have run into instances where we needed to upgrade our rig in order to get better performance out of the games we want. Sometimes we preemptively buy them so that we're ready for the next big game, and sometimes we hold off as long as possible to get the most lifespan out of our cards, and some of us have even thought about running a multi-GPU setup using SLI or Crossfire.
History is an important part of every culture, and whilst it has many adaptations across many forms of media, video games tend to get the most amount of criticism. Whereas films and TV shows merit a certain amount of ‘artistic license’, generally speaking video games are seen as more of an authority on the matter simply because of the added layer of interactivity. Because we can interact with the historical world to such a level, and the fact that so much money and research gets put into development, it becomes much easier to critique when a game lacks the appropriate amount of historical accuracy.
Are you an RPG fan? A shooter fan? A strategy fan? Whatever you are a fan of, there’s already been a good selection of genres to choose from this year. Whether that's traversing the animated universe of DBZ in Resident Evil 3 Remake, we want to know which game is your favorite of 2020 so far!