The first reveal - of sorts - for PlayStation 5 has been and gone, with Sony confirming specs including an octo-core Zen 2 CPU, custom Navi graphics, hardware-accelerated 3D audio, solid state storage and PS4 backwards compatibility. Specifics such as CPU/GPU frequencies and memory allocation remain unknown, but some unlikely - if not downright unbelievable - detective work may have helped to fill in the blanks. This is a story I've been following with interest for three months now with varying degrees of scepticism, but the evidence is starting to look compelling. Bizarrely, it seems that a next-generation gaming processor is being tested on PC benchmarking tool 3DMark - and there's a reasonable possibility that it's PlayStation 5 silicon.We've seen some unbelievable stories play out in the past, be it the PlayStation 3 Slim making a baffling debut in a Phillipines marketplace, two months ahead of launch. Then there was our first look at the PS4 Slim, materialising in Manchester UK, … [Read more...] about In Theory: is PS5 powered by an AMD Gonzalo processor?
Mortal Kombat 11's street date was shattered this week - and now publisher Warner Bros. is desperately trying to plug leaks.Mortal Kombat 11's official release date is 23rd April 2019, but UK customers are already in possession of the game after online retailers delivered it early.Gameplay videos showing significant story moments are all over YouTube, with some content creators including revelations in thumbnails and video titles.Gameplay footage showing Frost, an unlockable character yet to be revealed by developer NetherRealm, is all over YouTube - with some blocked by Warner Bros. on copyright grounds.There's gameplay footage of the Nintendo Switch version out there, too, which shows the expected difference in graphical quality but also appears to run at an impressive 60 frames per second. And dataminers are already doing their thing with the game, revealing what looks like a DLC character list.According to the dataminers, there's reference to nine DLC characters in the Mortal … [Read more...] about Warner Bros. is trying to plug Mortal Kombat 11 leaks after street date is broken
Square Enix's celebrated retro-styled J-RPG, Octopath Traveler, will be throwing off the shackles of Switch exclusivity on June 7th when it comes to PC via Steam.That's not exactly a surprise, given that Square managed to leak the news on its own website last week, but at least we now know that nothing has changed since then. And it's welcome news too, given that Octopath Traveler is a generally superb effort on Square's part, and one of the more eye-catching J-RPGs of recent times.Octopath Traveler, which debuted on Switch last July, has two main tricks up its sleeve: the first is its gorgeous, immediately striking art style, which reimagines the classic 16-bit J-RPG aesthetic into full 3D - with chunky pixels still in tact (Square calls this "HD-2D").It's a wonderfully distinct look that shone on Switch and, unsurprisingly, translates equally well to PC, as you can see in the announcement trailer below. Octopath's other main feature is that, rather than focussing on one hero's … [Read more...] about Square Enix’s “HD-2D” Switch RPG Octopath Traveler coming to Steam in June
We're a little over two months away from Mario Tennis Aces' first birthday, but the updates still aren't slowing - and Nintendo's latest offering, cannily titled version 3.0, is a little larger than normal, introducing new modes and more.Mario Tennis Aces' 3.0 update brings a broad variety of adjustments and additions, with the first notable inclusion being the new Ring Shot mode - where players attempt to secure a high score by aiming their balls through the variously sized rings that appear on-court while maintaining their rally. This comes in three flavours, each playable either competitively or co-operatively: Ring Shot Singles, Ring Shot Doubles, and Yoshi's Ring Shot.The first two variants can be played on every court with all hazards active, and Nintendo notes that further hazards have also been incorporated. Yoshi's Ring Shot, meanwhile, is designed for up to four players, and adds an additional twist to the standard Ring Shot rules by awarding four times as many points to … [Read more...] about Mario Tennis Aces’ big 3.0 update adds new modes, new Yoshi variants
Search your feelings and you'll know a brand new Lego Star Wars game is in development. Or, if you're not tuned in to the Force, you can just search online instead.Over the weekend, Skywalker Sound's Matt Wood briefly mentioned he was working on a new Lego Star Wars project during Star Wars Celebration. You can see a clip of the conversation below.Lego game publisher Warner Bros. has yet to announce the game, but Skywalker Sound is the official Disney-owned audio company behind the Star Wars franchise, among various other things, so you'd expect Wood to know what he was talking about.And, separately, Eurogamer has heard word of the title from sources close to its production. From what I understand, it's an ambitious project. The hugely successful Lego Star Wars series has so far adapted the space opera's prequel trilogy, original trilogy, Clone Wars TV show and devoted an entire game to Episode 7: The Force Awakens. Excitingly, I've heard this next game is more than just an adaptation … [Read more...] about New Lego Star Wars game in development