Tekken 7 And Star Trek: Bridge Crew Optimized For PC In Latest Nvidia Driver

The latest update to Nvidia’s graphics driver–version 382.33–brings optimizations for two upcoming games on PC: Tekken 7 and Star Trek: Bridge Crew. In addition to fine-tuning performance for these new releases, version 382.33 fixes the following issues from previous drivers:

  • Windows 10 Creator’s Update: The Windows Store does not open when 3D Vision is enabled with a GTX Titan X.
  • Prey: Stuttering occurs during gameplay with a GTX 1080 Ti.
  • Windows 10 Creator’s Update: In multi-display mode, extended monitors cannot be be put into sleep mode with a GTX 1070.
  • Blue-screen crash occurs pointing to driver (Nvlddmkm.sys) after the system reboots from sleep mode with a GTX 1060.
  • SLI cannot be enable unless Norton 360 is disabled or Windows is booted in Safe Mode with GTX 970 cards.

There are also a handful of known issues still present in this latest driver:

  • DirectX 11 games: On some titles, in-game V-Sync does not work if Fast Sync is selected from the Nvidia Control Panel. Consequently, the game frame rate is not locked to the maximum refresh rate, resulting in possible tearing.
  • SteamVR titles: SteamVR may crash when launched. To workaround, uninstall GeForce Experience or reinstall the Nvidia driver.
  • GeForce GTX 1070: Games (Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, For Honor) do not recognize the custom refresh rates set using the Nvidia Control Panel.
  • GeForce GTX 1080 with Battlefield 1 XP1: With SLI enabled, corruption appears in the game when switching between full-screen and windowed mode.
  • GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with Mass Effect: Andromeda: Random memory errors may occur when playing the game.
  • GeForce GTX 1080 Ti with Sid Meier’s Civilization VI: G-Sync/SLI/DirectX 12–Black corruption appears while entering the in-game menu after skipping the cutscene.

For a full breakdown of what Nvidia’s 382.33 driver does, check out the complete release notes. If you’re an Nvidia user, be sure to download this update through GeForce Experience or the company’s website.

Tekken 7 launches June 2 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Tekken 7 launches June 2 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Tekken 7 is a series debut on the PC platform, and producer Katsuhiro Harada stated that using the Unreal Engine made it easier to release a PC version. The game is set to launch on June 2 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Star Trek: Bridge Crew is exclusive to virtual reality for both Oculus Rift and HTC Vive on PC, and PlayStation VR. The game allows for a team of four to take on different roles within a spaceship in the Star Trek universe. It comes out May 30 for the aforementioned VR platorms.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/tekken-7-and-star-trek-bridge-crew-optimized-for-p/1100-6450323/

Hello Neighbor PC/Xbox One Release Date Announced; New Trailer Highlights The Creepy AI

Hello Neighbor is officially coming to Xbox One. We already knew it was bound for PC, but it’s now been confirmed for the console, with both versions releasing later this summer.

We’re also getting an under-the-hood look at the Neighbor himself, in all his creepy glory. Developer TinyBuild has released a video showcasing the game’s AI. In it, the studio explains how the Neighbor changes modes, depending on the threat level, and learns how to intuitively counter your moves. You can check out the video below.

Hello Neighbor debuts on Steam and Xbox One on August 29. The game has you sneaking into your suspicious neighbor’s house to find out what he’s hiding in his basement. The Neighbor has “advanced self-learning AI that learns from your every move.” He sets traps, stalks you, and if he spots you, breaks into a chase.

The game is following an “open development method” and has been in early Alpha since October 2016. TinyBuild has released a total of four alpha builds, the first of which is available for free to everyone. Subsequent updates are available for $25, which also entitles you to a copy of the full game once it launches.. Get a look at some of the latest gameplay below.

You can play a pre-Alpha demo and Alpha 1 too, both of which are available for free on the game’s website.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/hello-neighbor-pcxbox-one-release-date-announced-n/1100-6450346/

Beyond Good And Evil 2 Not Coming To E3, But Will Likely Be Shown This Year

Beyond Good & Evil 2 has been talked about for years now, and last October we finally we got affirmation that it’s still in development. But we won’t be seeing the game soon: creator Michel Ancel said that it’s not coming to E3 2017, but the team will talk about it this year.

Writing on Instagram, Ancel stated that he’s “not sure that E3 would be the best place to showcase [Beyond Good & Evil 2], but we’re working on the game. So sometime this year you should hear about it!”

The game was initially revealed way back in 2008, but since then its status has been uncertain. Rumors have cropped up frequently, and Ancel has frequently hinted at its development. However, in spite of the team having created multiple prototypes, a variety of technical issues hampered its progress.

In October 2016, Ancel confirmed that development is back on track and that the team’s tech is now sufficient to build the game.

Ancel is also making another game, Wild, which was revealed back in 2015. You can read more about it here. Ancel hasn’t provided a solid release date for the game yet.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/beyond-good-and-evil-2-not-coming-to-e3-but-will-l/1100-6450345/

New Game Of Thrones Set Photos Bring The Starks Back Together

Another batch of photos from the Game of Thrones set have emerged. Although they don’t reveal anything new about the upcoming Season 8, they do offer the reunion of the Starks that we’ve been waiting years for.

POTENTIAL SPOILERS AHEAD

Entertainment Weekly published the photos today, which see the living Starks enjoying each other’s company. Provided you’re aware of who’s still alive after Season 6, there are no real spoilers here. The photos consist of Jon Snow (Kit Harington), Arya (Maisie Williams), Sansa (Sophie Turner), and Bran (Isaac Wright) in full costume, standing around together–and actually smiling, except for Bran. Some of the shots are downright bizarre. In particular, it’s weird to see Sansa leaning out the window of a trailer while in costume.

Smiles aside, it all seems like a potential preview for where the series could be headed. All four characters are now back on the same continent, and their paths are seemingly converging. You can see a handful of photos in the gallery below, and head over to EW to check out the rest.

Photo credit: EW/Marc Hom
Photo credit: EW/Marc Hom
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If you’re looking for a more concrete preview of what the upcoming season has in store, check out the new Game of Thrones Season 7 trailer and our trailer breakdown. We’ve also gotten a look at some other new images and heard how this new season ramps up the pace.

Season 7 premieres on HBO on July 16.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/new-game-of-thrones-set-photos-bring-the-starks-ba/1100-6450342/

Updated Street Fighter 4 With More Characters Heads To iOS

Street Fighter IV: Champion Edition is in the works for iPhone and iPad, Capcom announced today.

Capcom has released a few Street Fighter games for mobile in the past, including Street Fighter II, Street Fighter IV, and Street Fighter IV: Bolt. Champion Edition is an improved version of the original Street Fighter IV port, boasting improved visuals, three new characters, and support for more recent, wider-screen devices.

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Champion Edition adds Poison, Ibuki, and Dundley to the roster of characters, bringing the total up to 25. Players can fight against AI or online via Wi-Fi. The game is controlled with a four-button virtual pad on screen, which “allows players to execute moves through multiple key combinations and shortcuts,” according to Capcom. The game will also support external controllers and gamepads.

Champion Edition launches this summer, although Capcom has yet to give a firm release date. There’s no word on a price yet, either, but Street Fighter IV currently costs $4 on the iOS App Store. You can pre-register for news about the release of the game here.

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/updated-street-fighter-4-with-more-characters-head/1100-6450343/

John Wick 3 Details Teased, May Start Shooting Soon

Even before the action sequel John Wick: Chapter 2 had hit theaters, director Chad Stahelski was talking about his plans to make a third movie in the action series. Stahelski has now revealed that it could be here sooner than expected.

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In an interview with Collider, Stahelski said: “We’re currently in the middle of writing it right now,” and went onto explain that the movie was very close to being greenlit by producers Lionsgate.

“It’s more [about] how fast can we get our s**t together,” he continued. “But I would assume that if not by the end of this year, the beginning of next year.”

Stahelski also hinted at what fans could expect from John Wick 3 in terms of the movie’s scale.”We want, not so much to go bigger on the third one, but to show you more of the intricacies of the world,” he said. “I feel like there are all these different subtleties that I skipped over in part 2, that I’d like to go back to [with part 3] and show you the inner workings of different parts of New York.

“So rather than massive set pieces, I’d like to show you cooler and more intricate ones… I think it would be a mistake budget-wise and creatively to just go big and blow up a freeway. That’s not our gig. That’s a comic book or a Bond gig. We want to show you cool and intricate details. What are those little details in everyday life? Hopefully we make people look at garbage collectors and cleaner vans and homeless people a little differently now.”

There has also been talk of a John Wick TV show. In February, Stahelski said: “Lionsgate is very interested in doing a John Wick TV show, and that seems very appealing to us, to give those creative ideas to that entity. I think in TV you could really expand on what that is, and greater than we could in just a two-hour film.

“We’d like to wrap up the story we’re telling now and maybe save all our prequel ideas and impossible task ideas for that medium.”

from GameSpot https://www.gamespot.com/articles/john-wick-3-details-teased-may-start-shooting-soon/1100-6450334/