Hercules: Slayer of the Damned! (Cygnus/Gremlin Graphics – MSX – 1988)
Graphics memory maestros, SK Hynix, have announced the introduction of the new GDDR6 memory standard “for a client to release high-end graphics card by early 2018.” That’s got to mean a consumer variant of the upcoming Nvidia Volta GPU, or am I just way off base here?
It’s a GPU battle royale right now, with new releases coming thick and fast, but if you want to know the best graphics card to buy today you know where to come.
The new memory standard has been designed to replace the existing GDDR5 and GDDR5X memory arrays used for today’s high-end graphics cards, offering a data rate of 16Gbps compared with the 10Gbps and 14Gbps of GDDR5 and GDDR5X respectively. As well as offering a higher data rate the new memory standard will also offer lower operational voltages as well with Hynix claiming a 10% reduction.
The first GDDR6 memory chips will be at the 20nm level with density of 8Gb, that would mean capacities of 1GB of GDDR6 per die.
What defines the best multiplayer games? Sometimes it’s not the game that shines, it’s the players. Deep gameplay and glistening visuals only go so far in making a standout multiplayer game, only humans can provide the unpredictability and scheming that turns the average first-person shooter or puzzle game into a gladiatorial showdown or cooperative crusade. But what are the best multiplayer games?
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Fast and frantic or tense and calculated, multiplayer games come in all shapes and sizes, but they’re all connected by the simple pleasure we derive from interacting with one another. Whether that’s two minds attempting to solve a puzzle or one player’s never ending quest to get one over on their fellow man, these games wouldn’t be the same without a bunch of humans running around killing, maiming or occasionally (very occasionally) helping each other.
There have been plenty of ZX Spectrum crowdfunders in recent years, and not all of them have gone well. Some, in fact, have been a disaster. So why should we care about yet another one?
The ZX Spectrum Next looks like it could be a decent effort – and it’s already hit its £250,000 Kickstarter goal.
The Next is a new machine, fully compatible with the original computer, with improvements and expansions. The idea is you can play any games, demos and use original hardware, but it also runs new software created more recently to make use of expanded hardware, including new graphics modes and faster processor speeds.
We’ve learned a bit more about the latest Call of Duty, thanks to another drip of leaked marketing material. Key points are a private beta for pre-orders, a release date of November 3, a “standalone” co-operative mode, and a few campaign details.
Liberate Europe from tyranny in the best WWII games on PC.
The leak comes courtesy of CharlieIntel. Apparently, developers Sledgehammer are aiming to deliver “the definitive World War II campaign”, redefining the conflict “for a new gaming generation.” You’ll land in Normandy on D-Day, as we guessed after previous leaks, and fight in iconic locations across Europe.
Monday can be a slow, quiet day but I’m certainly invigorated by the yelling and explosions of competitive Dota 2 [official site]. Valve’s second big tournament of the season, the Kiev Major, kicked off its Group Stage this morning. This is two days of Swiss group battling to determine brackets for the Main Event, which […]