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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!
While many games have already been delayed due to the Coronavirus pandemic, with development studios transitioning to a work-from-home environment; Cyberpunk 2077, to see how this may affect it's September 17th release date.
We’ve all played a multiplayer match where we thought we were doing so well we could maybe make a living out of it, then we see actual pros and we realise we were nowhere close. And if you’ve gotten really into your competitive multiplayer shooters, like Call of Duty Warzone, you might have come across the well known debate of Low vs High graphics options in such games.
Capcom seems to have had a bit too much sugar recently, as Resident Evil 3 Remake has just been released.
It’s been well over a decade since we last got the last Half-Life game, and just as long since we got that infamous cliffhanger to Half-Life 2: Episode 3.
Since we’re already 3 months into the year 2020 and we know a lot of games that are in development, and the fact that we’re all practicing safe social distancing and self-isolation, we thought we could take this time to discuss what game currently in development has the most potential.