If you're running a GeForce graphics card and have installed the October 2018 update for Windows 10, Nvidia has a new set of GPU drivers available that are supposed to make the most of your setup.The new 416.16 WHQL release brings "Game Ready" status to the latest Windows 10 build, which Microsoft started officially released a couple of days ago. Microsoft won't begin pushing the update to end users until October 9, but if you want to download it early you can. Nvidia doesn't list any specific games in its release notes, but notes that one of the key features of the October update for Windows 10 is the first public support for Microsoft's DirectX Raytracing (DXR) API."This is huge for two reasons: (1) DXR provides an industry-standard application programming interface (API) that gives all game developers access to GeForce RTX’s hardware support of ray tracing. (2) DXR adds support for ray tracing to the Windows operating system, so DirectX 12 Windows PCs can now execute the … [Read more...] about Nvidia releases a ‘Game Ready’ GPU driver for the Windows 10 October update
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Bethesda Softworks is showing off its upcoming games at this year’s QuakeCon, an annual event celebrating all things Quake (and Doom, and Fallout, etc.). Bethesda is also hosting a multiday esports tournament for The Elder Scrolls: Legends and Quake Champions, as well as various panels for upcoming games. From Aug. 9-12, Bethesda fans are gathering around to hear about upcoming games and catch sneak peeks of gameplay footage. The QuakeCon keynote address kicked off on Aug. 10. If you missed it, here are the five best highlights and announcements. Quake Champions will be permanently free-to-play id Software and Bethesda announced that the arena shooter will be permenantly free-to-play. Quake Champions was first announced in 2016 and has been in free-to-play early access since 2017, though there are paid Starter and Champions pack options. The first-person shooter combines heroes from the Quake series with characters from id Software’s other games, such as Doom’s … [Read more...] about 5 biggest moments of the QuakeCon 2018 keynote address
It’s that time of the week once more – time to take a big ol’ look at this week’s best gaming deals and see what you’ll end up spending your rent money on this week. We’ve got deals that’ll work in the UK, deals that’ll work in the US and some deals that will work in both the UK and US, as well as presumably many other places. Let’s get started. Giveaway! It’s time once more to offer up the chance for you folks to get your hands on some free games. This time around, GamesPlanet has got together with Jelly Deals to offer up a selection of ten PC titles that you can enter to win. Entry closes at 11:59:59pm on Monday, August 13, so get your entries in while you can. Win one of ten games from GamesPlanet UK & US Deals Summer is truly here when online retailers all showcase their summer sale ranges and digital-only newcomers Voidu are no exception. You can take an extra 18% off your choice of already-discounted game when you … [Read more...] about This week’s best gaming deals: SNES 3DS XL, Quake Champions, Geforce 1080, and more
What are the best FPS games? It’s a hotly debated topic, and one that, once the debate initiated, made the VG247 office erupt in an impromptu nerf war. Luckily, when the dust settled, we managed to land on our top 50. Just so you can have a bit on insight into our process, here’s how we narrowed them down. First off, we favoured new stuff over older games. While you will find a few retro shooters in this list, we prioritised newer releases simply because they hold up better today. GoldenEye might be a classic – and it still made our list – but it controls like a shopping trolley with a broken wheel. Likewise, we thought about how to classify an FPS and decided on the simplest measure: a video game that plays from the first-person perspective and contains guns. That’s why you’ll also find this list stuffed with the odd immersive sim. Sorry. Other than that, we just had the near-impossible task of ranking them all, and no doubt you’ll disagree … [Read more...] about The 50 best FPS games ever
After so many Warfares of the Modern, Advanced, and Totally Wacky variety, there was something comforting about Call of Duty going back to World War 2. Playing Call of Duty: WW2’s multiplayer mode now, nine months after launch, is like slipping on an old boot — albeit a boot covered in mud, masonry dust, and the blood of tens of millions of people. It’s also fitting that a game about a conflict 70 years past feels so old. In 2018, and in direct comparison with competitors like Battlefield, CoD’s engine feels like it was of age to actually enlist for the Second World War. That’s a bit unfair, but I spent last month playing Quake, and it feels like it’s learned all the lessons Call of Duty hasn’t from the last 10 years of multiplayer shooters. There’s a decidedly unreconstructed feel to CoD: WW2’s breakneck pace, its rigid animations, and its dinky maps. Navigating those stages feels awkward, too: I kept getting stuck on walls and … [Read more...] about Has Call of Duty: WW2 been improved by its updates?