When I first played Stories: The Path of Destines, I found a clever game that, while it had some issues, certainly tried to be different. I feel like I don’t see many games willing to mess with storytelling in the fashion that Stories tried. A few years later, it was followed by Omensight, a sequel that managed to keep the most interesting aspects of Stories while improving on the game in many ways. I decided that I wanted to know more about both game’s development and the developers behind it. So we reached out to Spearhead Games, and I got a trio of interesting people to talk to. I had a chance to chat with co-founder Atul Mehra, co-founder and creative director Malik Boukhira, and game designer Philip Tam about many interesting subjects.TechRaptor: So, Spearhead Games! Why don’t you just tell me how the studio started? Malik Boukhira: So when was it, six years ago? Atul Mehra: Yes. October 10th. Malik: October 10th, that was the official date. Well, before that … [Read more...] about Sam Speaks With Spearhead Games About Omensight, Time Travel, Crunch, and More
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Intel made a series of announcements today as part of its "Architecture Day," including a new CPU architecture called Sunny Cove, a next-generation integrated graphics solution, and perhaps most interesting, a 3D chip design breakthrough that could dictate how future processors are made.Starting with Sunny Cove, the new architecture is bound for both Xeon server and Core consumer processors. Intel said it designed Sunny Cover to execute more operations in parallel, with new algorithms to reduce latency. "Sunny Cove enables reduced latency and high throughput, as well as offers much greater parallelism that is expected to improve experiences from gaming to media to data-centric applications," Intel said.We've never heard Intel reference Sunny Cove before, so it was a bit of surprise, especially with several other architectures already on the roadmap. Our understanding is that the name Sunny Cove is a new way of highlighting the base architecture, while there will still be product … [Read more...] about Intel aims to keep AMD at bay with its 10nm Sunny Cove CPU architecture
AMD officially announced its Radeon Instinct Vega 7nm graphics card during its Computex live stream in the early hours of this morning. This will be the first 7nm GPU from the company, and primarly a machine learning card, but AMD CEO Lisa Su also promised gamers a slice of the 7nm pie. Sadly, AMD’s CEO Lisa Su already crushed any glimmer of hope for a 7nm Vega card intended for gamers this year. The latest news straight from AMD confirms that, while multiple 7nm products are in various stages of validation and assembly, only server-side Radeon Instinct and EPYC servers will be getting the 7nm treatment this year. Can’t wait until 7nm in 2019? Don’t worry, here are the best graphics cards of 2018. The Radeon Instinct Vega 7nm card is intended for machine learning and AI applications, and is intended to be a very powerful tool for compute tasks. Equipped with a massive 32GB bank of HBM2 memory and dedicated inference-enhancing operations, the card is designed to … [Read more...] about AMD is “definitely bringing 7nm GPUs to gaming” but not necessarily with Vega
Absolver is a new online melee action game that puts you behind the mask of a Prospect under control of the Guides, the new rulers of the fallen Adal Empire, who will determine your worth in joining their elite corps of Absolvers. The game is developed by Sloclap for PC and PlayStation 4, for the PC version of the game, the developers chose Unreal Engine 4 for developing and it runs pretty well. With almost 2,000 Positive Reviews on Steam, players are satisfied with the game, but a few of them encounter some game breaking errors and bugs. It seems that a persisting error is related to the servers, players are unable to connect to them and they encounter network issues. Other common Absolver errors are crashes like “Game stopped working!” or Performance Issues, mainly horrible Lag and some fps issues. The developers of the game said that they are aware of all of the issues that are breaking the game at this moment and that they will come with fixes soon: We are aware … [Read more...] about Top 5 Fixes for Absolver Errors, Server Issues, Crashes, Performance: Lag Problems
Updated to reflect the latest, even more horrifying graphics card prices & availability, plus the concurrent RAM shortage. If you’ve made a point of leaving any conversation as soon as you hear the sound ‘bitc…’ start to emanate from someone’s face-hole, I’ve got some bad news for you. The effects of the cryptocurrency goldrush are no longer confined to twitchy-eyed evangelists and screechy news headlines – for the second time in recent memory, it’s caused a huge spike in graphics card prices, both new and second-hand, as the crypto-clan rush to snaffle up any GPU they could possibly use to mine blockchain currencies such as Ethereum and Zcash. Even the recent decline in crypto exchange rates hasn’t brought GPU pricing back down to Earth – quite the opposite, in fact. This means two things for us, in practice. 1) Now is the worst possible time to buy a new graphics card for gaming 2) now is the best possible time to … [Read more...] about The great GPU crisis – why are graphics cards so expensive now, and just how bad is it?