God of War‘s update 1.01 implemented two different visual models on PS4 Pro, aptly named “favor resolution” and “favor performance.” The modes are a bit hidden since they can be found in the camera settings menu, but you can see what they look like below. “Favor resolution” renders the game at 2160p checkerboard, while “favor performance” renders the game at 1080p, sacrificing a bit of detail in favor of higher frame rate. To be precise, it seems to hold a frame rate higher than 30 FPS, but not quite 60 in most areas. On a 1080p screens “Favor Resolution” enables supersampling in order to show a higher level of detail. That being said, if you’re wondering about the visual tradeoff, we took quite a few screenshots in the game, aiming to showcase the difference. In each of the pair of screenshots below (shot on a 1080p screen and saved in lossless PNG to preserve as much detail as possible) you can see “Favor … [Read more...] about God of War PS4 Pro Resolution vs Performance Mode Screenshot Comparison: Simply Beautiful
President Trump held a meeting with a group of select game developers and in that meeting, developers were shown a video reel portraying violence in video games. Games For Change has published a video of its own and it is pretty cool. Plenty of people from the gaming industry attended this meeting and the following are some of the people that you might know or may have heard of. Mr. Strauss Zelnick, Take-Two Interactive (Former Chairman of ESA), CEO of Rockstar Games Mr. Brent Bozell, Media Research Center Lt. Col. Dave Grossman (Ret.), “On Killing: The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society” and “Assassination Generation: Video Games, Aggression, and the Psychology of Killing” Mr. Pat Vance, President of Entertainment Software Rating Board Mr. Mike Gallagher, President and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association Mr. Robert Altman, Chairman and CEO of ZeniMax Media (parent company of Bethesda Softworks) Melissa Henson, Mother from … [Read more...] about Games For Change Response To The President Trump’s Violent Games Video Reel Is Simply Beautiful, Check It Out Here
We've been eagerly awaiting the PC version of Final Fantasy 15 for some time. It's the chance to see Square-Enix's stunning Luminous Studio engine freed from the constraints of console hardware. Enhanced versions of those visuals running at 4K resolution or a locked 60fps? The potential here is mouthwatering, but the question is just what hardware will be required to push beyond the standards set by PS4 Pro and Xbox One X - and how optimal the PC port is. A PC benchmarking tool was released at the beginning of the month, and first impressions based on mainstream hardware are sobering. We always expected the PC 'Windows Edition' to be challenging, but the benchmark is already causing controversy owing to its heavy integration of Nvidia's GameWorks libraries - bespoke 'black box' technology created by the Green Team's engineers, and integrated by Square-Enix. There's enhanced foliage via TurfWorks, beefed up fluid, fire and smoke simulation courtesy of Nvidia Flow, plus more realistic … [Read more...] about Final Fantasy 15 Windows Edition looks beautiful but at what cost?
Note: The following editorial contains spoilers for Shadow of the Colossus. If you haven’t played the game before and you are waiting for the remake, I advise you to hold off reading this editorial until after you have played the game. In 2005, Team Ico released its second game, Shadow of the Colossus for the PlayStation 2, and personally, I find it is one of the most unique video games ever made; to put it simply, there is no other game out there quite like it. Aside from being a critically-acclaimed PlayStation 2 exclusive with beautiful landscapes, Shadow of the Colossus is also one of the most alluring tragedies ever told in a video game; a grand masterpiece that stands as living proof that video games can be (and are) a work of art. Nearly thirteen years after its initial release, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced that this gaming gem was being remade for the PlayStation 4 last year . With the game’s official launch less than a month away, I … [Read more...] about Shadow of the Colossus Retrospective — A Tragically Beautiful Love Story
2017 could so easily have been the Year of the Hedgehog thanks to the arrival of two high-profile Sonic releases. It goes without saying that Sonic Mania is something truly special, a brilliant return to classic 2D platforming for the franchise - but on the 3D side of things, Sega came up short. Sonic Forces was a disappointment, a real shame bearing in mind just how good Sonic Generations was - especially on PC. The game has aged remarkably well, has exceptional modding support and runs well and looks wonderful at full 4K on GTX 970-level hardware. Sonic Generations was released on PC back in 2011, a few weeks after the console versions. Unlike those 30fps efforts though, the PC version allows for smooth 60fps gameplay and higher resolutions. It's powered by the Hedgehog Engine and offers visuals that still hold up beautifully even in 2018. Indeed, in our opinion, the sheer quality of workmanship in the visuals makes this game stand up better than its successor. The visual quality … [Read more...] about Sonic Generations revisited: better than Forces, runs beautifully on PC