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Gaming’N Tech Thread #93 – Raytracing Makes A Big Combeback

What Are You Playing This Week?

For myself, I was able to get a little bit of gaming in this week, from Lost Castle on the PC to Redline Rampage and Space Riders pinball at the arcade. I should be taking the Switch with me more often when I go places, especially where I have a carry case now. Overall, not much to write about – how about you?

Gaming Headlines

Valve Accidentally Shows Off Steam.tv, Their Answer To Twitch

Battlefield V Pre-Orders Are Abysmal – Just doing what the SJW jerkoffs at DICE wanted us to do

Rabid Left-Wing News Service Demands Video Games Become Vehicles for Rabbid Left-Wing Propaganda

Eurogamer & PC Gamer Sites Call On Valve To Censor Steam Communities (NSFW ads at link)

The Creator of Sega’s Super Monkey Ball Once Proposed A Metroid Game To Nintendo

Adam Baldwin Hired For Upcoming Star Control Game, Triggers Prissy SJW GameJournos

Judge Places The Kabosh On GTA Online Cheats

Well There’s One Bright Spot For VR As PSVR Hits 3 Million Units Sold

Windows Steam Games Soon Coming To Linux?

New Xbox Controller Skins Should Turn The Tide For XB1, Amirite?

Sony’s Got New Controller Colors Too

THQ Nordic Acquires The TimeSplitters & Second Sight IPs

More Games Coming To The Sega Ages Soft Platform

The Nintendo Switch Has A Hidden VR Mode – I doubt they’ll jump on a headset accessory anytime soon

Switchblade The Answer To Rocket League (PC/PS4)

Of Course A Bunch Of Adult Children Threw A Fit Over The Anti-SJW Jokes In DOOM Eternal

Activision is having a great year

Can’t Wait For Diablo III On Switch? Well, There’s Victor Vran

New Operator Revealed For Rainbow Six Siege

Today’s post brought to you by: WHY DO YOU DO THIS TO ME BRAIN??

Ed Boon on Twitter

I’ve had many nights like this back in the day…

GAMING

Diablo III Headed To Nintendo Switch – Last week there was a tease that Blizzard had multiple Diablo projects in the works and this week, a mistake over at Forbes unveiled that the popular series would finally make it’s way to a Nintendo platform. Despite the leak, Nintendo was ready to drop this announcement trailer. This version will have exclusive content and of course will be ready for on the go play:

Diablo III Eternal Collection – Announcement Video – Nintendo Switch

What’s a little gift between friends? Join Reggie and CEO of Blizzard, Mike Morhaime, as they talk about the complete #DiabloSwitch experience coming this fall. Learn more about Diablo III Eternal Collection for Nintendo Switch! https://goo.gl/c6D9gT #NintendoSwitch #DiabloIII Subscribe for more Nintendo fun! https://goo.gl/HYYsot Visit Nintendo.com for all the latest!

nVidia Unveils Turing Architecture – nVidia proudly pulled the curtain back on their upcoming Turing architecture, and at the heart of it is real-time raytracing. Lazy journalists everywhere are claiming that this is the “first time” that the technique will be possible, but don’t buy into that as NUON DVD players from 2000 could handle it. Intel also was experimenting with it eight years ago; but yes, what nVidia has here is far more extensive than what previous efforts could do. The RTX series of GPUs are available for pre-order now, although you’ll end up spending a pretty penny if you want the glory of raytracing all over your games. There are almost a couple of dozen games that support the RTX mode, which will certainly grow quickly. If you just want to see the new raytracing segment, here’s the 2 minute footage on that.

SIGGRAPH 2018 – NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang – Reinventing Computer Graphics

NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang delivers a keynote at the SIGGRAPH 2018 conference in Vancouver, British Columbia, where he introduced the NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture, which reinvents the computer graphics market, as well as the first Turing-based products: the Quadro RTX 8000, 6000, and 5000 GPUs and Quadro RTX Server: https://nvda.ws/2vIZwow

 

Remnant: From The Ashes Gameplay (PC/PS4/XB1) – I stumbled across this one and I suppose it tickles my fancy so in it goes down here. If you like 3rd person survival-horror action, along with procedurally generated levels to hopefully keep things interesting, this might be for you. It also has crafting, because everything has crafting now 😛 Launching sometime in 2019.

Remnant: From the Ashes | Official Gameplay Reveal

Sign up for updates, exclusive content, and more at http://www.RemnantGame.com. The world is in ruins. Only a remnant of mankind remains, hunted to near extinction by horrors from another world. As one of the few survivors left, you will venture into portals to fantastic realms to gather the resources and firepower needed to fight back and retake what was lost.

Hardcore Lives Again (PS4/PSV) – Here’s an interesting story: Back in 1994, DICE wasn’t terribly well-known, but they were around and making projects for computers and game consoles alike. They had their own Metroid/Turrican style game in the works called Hardcore, but the publisher Psygnosis canned the game at the last minute. More details can be found here; and yes, it is coming to the PSVita when it lands in 2019 :

Project Hardcore – Announce Trailer

https://gematsu.com/tag/project-hardcore/ https://gematsu.com/gallery/project-hardcore/ Project Hardcore —————————- Platforms: PlayStation 4, PS Vita Publisher: Strictly Limited Games Developer: Digital Illusions (DICE)

Game Music Of The Week: Zelda Medlies On Synth: We haven’t covered music in a while, so here you go.

Zelda Music on Synths

My live arrangements of some of my favorite tunes from the Legend of Zelda series. Download the tracks for free at: http://www.glasysmusic.com/zelda If you like what I do, please subscribe to my channel and follow me on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/glasysmusic Thanks for your support!

Homebrew Of The Week: JagZombies (Atari Jaguar) – It may not have the most inventive name in the world, and it lacks music, but if you still collect for the Atari Jaguar, then a new zombies shooter is available for the platform. The system never had a light-gun accessory released for it, so this is all controlled by gamepad. Available on cartridge or CD.

JagZombies gameplay preview

Uploaded by WAVE 1 GAMES on 2018-08-18.

Technology Headlines

Intel Releases Various NUCs & Mini-PCs To Market

ARM Looking At The Client PC Market

New Medication Fixes Root Cause Of Asthma After Several Injections

Flash Prices Headed For A Crash?

Intel Using Solder Instead Thermal Paste For The i9-9900K

Nanostructures In Gold & Silver Lead To Room Temp Superconductivity?

Another Day, Another Giant Google Lie – Re: User Tracking

More News On US Space Laser Development

Sarcos Robotics Lands 2nd Contract For An Exoskeleton For The USAF

AI Being Installed Straight Into A Robot’s Optics

New Horizons Probe Confirms The “Wall Of Hydrogen” Surrounds The Solar System

Cryptocurrency Mining Seems To Be Fizzling Out

TECHNOLOGY

Laser Projectors, Another Hope Of The Movie Industry – I’ve not had much success in finding videos about interesting tech that just came out or is coming soon, so with older stuff we go. I don’t know of any theaters near me that are using fancy and expensive new laser projectors, but if you obsess over image quality, then IMAX is one company that has been putting a focus on it (when they aren’t busy blowing cash on VR that no one plays). Granted, IMAX/theaters needs to do better about volume levels, as I see frequent complaints about people finding movies to be too loud. Here’s IMAX fluff piece on their laser projector tech:

IMAX® with Laser Tech Featurette

The future of movie technology has arrived. Go behind the scenes with IMAX’s technical team on the largest R&D undertaking in the Company’s history – IMAX’s next-generation laser projection and sound system.

The Pet Washer – Oh Japan.

Clean canines: the automatic dog wash

Pet owners in Japan can put their dogs or cats through a new washing machine.

Space Pr0n Of The Week: Hubble Still Has It – I can remember when the Hubble Space Telescope first captured the famous “Deep Field” picture. Focusing on a tiny speck of dark sky, it unveiled thousands of galaxies occupying space millions/billions of light-years away. Since that photo was captured, the Hubble has taken similar photos and is now following up with the Hubble Deep UV (HDUV) Legacy Survey. This survey combines a plethora of observations and different light wavelengths to come up with this stunning canvas that shows around 15,000 galaxies out in the far reaches our our universe. Read more about it here.

Hubble survey

 
Spartan Hero

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I'm a gamer and a small businessman. A native of Utah, I also enjoy writing, researching politics & religion and spending time with the family when I have the chance.

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