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The Best GPUs

Which graphics card is right for you? By josh norem When we’re old and sitting in our rocking chairs on the porch we’ll look back fondly on the year 2016, wipe a tear from our eye, and regale our grandkids about the move to 14nm and 16nm FinFET GPUs. “Your granddad had 100fps at 1440p,” we’ll tell our grandkids as they ignore us while ensconced in their 32k VR simulations. They won’t understand, of course, how amazing the year 2016 was in terms of GPU advancements, but it can’t be understated. Not only did we finally move from 28nm planar transistors all the way down to 14/16nm 3D FinFET, but the accompanying performance boost from one generation to the next was one of the largest ever recorded in modern times. Instead of the typical 10 to 20 percent boosts we experience going from one generation of silicon to the next, we saw a 60 to 80 percent boost. Frame rates skyrocketed, 4k gaming became viable with a single GPU, and laptops were able to sport desktop-class graphics for the first time due to improvements in efficiency as well. It was (and still is) a great time to be alive, READ…

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Overwatch Pro Makes Exquisite Last-Second Recovery With Winston's Jump Pack

Photo: Blizzard South Korean Overwatch pro Miro is probably the best Winston player in the world. His deft tank work helped South Korea win the first Overwatch World Cup and he took home personal tournament MVP honors as well. If you want a highlight reel of his best moments, well here you go. Advertisement Miro’s Lunatic-Hai squad was playing Misfits earlier this afternoon, and he showed off his gorilla skills with an exquisitely timed Jump Pack recovery. When Winston pops his ultimate, Primal Rage, he gets a big health boost and the damage of his melee attacks increases. Because you can’t activate his tesla cannon while he’s ulting, players’ ability to maneuver around the map is key to success. As a master gorillaman, Miro knows the precise limits of his ultimate, and he leapt over the edge of the map to and punch out the opponents’ Mercy while taking heavy fire from Pharah. He looked dead as hell, but made perfect use of the diminished cooldown time on his Jump Pack and got back up to safety. The move came just after 2:18:42 in this stream. [embedded content] The announcers wrote READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

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Graveyard Keeper Announced for Xbox One and PC; Coming in Summer 2017

Today, developer Lazy Bear Games — the team behind Punch Club — and publisher tinyBuild Games announced Graveyard Keeper, a medieval cemetery sim for Xbox One, PC, Mac, and Linux, due sometime in the summer of this …Read More The post Graveyard Keeper Announced for Xbox One and PC; Coming in Summer 2017 by Tyler Fischer appeared first on DualShockers.

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Riptide GP: Renegade is now available on Xbox One and Windows 10

Press release: (San Francisco, CA) – February 24, 2017 — Independent developer Vector Unit, today announced Riptide GP: Renegade is now live for Xbox One and Windows 10. Vector Unit previously launched Riptide GP: Renegade on PS4, Steam, and mobile devices. The Xbox One and Windows 10 release is an Xbox Play Anywhere title, which means cross play multiplayer, synced… READ FULL STORY AT THEGG!

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Snipperclips is now a Nintendo Switch launch title

It seems as though Nintendo is responding to the criticism that its launch line-up for the Nintendo Switch is a little bare. There’s only a handful of games that will be available and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is really the only heavy-hitter to move units. Today Nintendo has announced that it’s newest puzzle game Snipperclips will be a launch title with the Nintendo Switch on March 3rd. You can download the game for $19.99 from the Nintendo eShop, or check out a free demo that will be available. Eurogamer also mentioned that the game will be included as a digital download in a box with extra Neon Red/Blue Joy-Con controllers, but there’s no price yet available for it. When the game was first showcased, it was only given a vague March release date. Check out the trailer above and let us know if you’re interested in Snipperclips! READ FULL STORY AT NINTENDOTODAY!

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Meet Vapor Waif, and the Dankest Skylanders of My Imagination

Skylanders Imaginators doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it deserves. It’s the first Skylanders game that lets you make your own Skylander instead of using premade characters. It’s also a Nintendo Switch launch title. You still have to use toys (Imaginite Crystals, which look like little Mother Brain containers), but you can come up with your own characters. You can use dozens of different parts, and mix and match color palettes as much as you want. If you really like your creation, you can even have it 3D-printed into your own ($50) Skylanders toy. Activision provided us with Skylanders Imaginators and let us 3D print our own Skylander, and we used this opportunity very responsibly. Ladies and gentlemen, meet Vapor Waif. She fits our aesthetic. She’s sealed inside the big plastic dome because full-color 3D printing uses a sandstone-like material that’s hilariously brittle. She’s also a bit… beefier than her in-game counterpart. Still, I love the look. She’s the vanguard of my army of the World’s Dankest Skylanders. Yes, this is foolish. Vapor Waif The leader of the Dankestu no Skylanders Zaibatsu. She fits our aesthetic, with eye-smashing teal, indigo, and READ FULL STORY AT GEEK!

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Nintendo Switch has an aggressive sleep mode to conserve battery

We’ve seen some early reports about the Nintendo Switch’s purported battery life, but this preview from Ars Technica UK contains a really interesting piece of information. The author of the piece seems to confirm that the Switch unit will last about three hours of play time with Breath of the Wild.He also mentioned that the included AC adapter for the Nintendo Switch will recharge the unit at a rate of about 1% per minute when the system is in sleep mode. What’s really interesting is that this sleep mode seems to be pretty aggressive, as the reviewer says that upon spending eight hours in the dock, his fully charged Switch had only lost 2% of its battery life, down to 98%.Another concerning thing in this preview is that the “universal” compatibility of the USB-C charger that Nintendo went with may not be so universal after all. While attempting to see how fast a third-party USB-C charger could charge the Switch, this previewer determined that it only charged at a rate of about 1% every six minutes. In fact, the charge was so slow that the Switch died while plugged into this charger.For those hoping to use any USB-C charger that…

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This Week on Xbox: February 24

We know you’re busy and might miss out on a day (or three) of the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show below. Either way, be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Halo Wars 2 Launches Worldwide on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC“28 years, professor…” Though it may not have really been 28 years since Halo Wars, eight years is certainly a long time to wait and it feels surreal to say this: Halo Wars 2 is launching worldwide today on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! On behalf of the Strategy Games team inside 343 Industries, we’re incredibly grateful for the opportunity to work on Halo Wars 2… Read more Spring Into March’s Games with Gold LineupWelcome to another month of Games with Gold! We have four exciting new games for you to add to your library in March: two Xbox One and two READ…

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The Sims 4 Celebrity House Update: Introducing, Blac Chyna and Prompto

Last week I moved out Rihanna and Dwayne Johnson after their wedding, to frolic in San Muyshuno and hopefully have some children I can micromanage sometime soon. I asked readers to help me figure out who to add for the two remaining slots in the house. Blac Chyna and Prompto were too tempting to pass up. Where would I be without this dude? Blac Chyna was a genius suggestion, and my initial thought was to add her and the wrestler, Chyna, but I couldn’t find her in the gallery. Prompto was a great second choice. Advertisement Unsurprisingly, Blac Chyna and Prompto have been getting along with pretty much everyone, but there’s been a couple things that caught my eye. First, Prompto has really, really been hitting it off with Cate Blanchett. All day and all night he wants to play basketball with her, chat with her and take pictures with her. Kind of a departure from his crush in Final Fantasy XV, Cindy the bikini wearing mechanic, but I wouldn’t mind letting this budding romance flourish. Blac Chyna is also really popular, but I swear to READ FULL STORY AT KOTAKU!

The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Extended Edition Releasing on PS4 Next Week

NeocoreGames announced today that The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Extended Edition will be releasing on PS4 on February 28 in North America, and on March 1 in Europe. …Read More The post The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing: Extended Edition Releasing on PS4 Next Week by Tomas Franzese appeared first on DualShockers.

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Dragon Ball Super: Episode 79 Review

Share. Majin Buu to the rescue? By Shawn Saris Warning: The following review contains spoilers for the episode. Returning to what Dragon Ball knows best, Episode 79 is all about fighting as Majin Buu and Basil kick off the first exhibition match of the Tournament of Power. Although there is little in the way of story, Episode 79 stays entertaining thanks to the intense and unique fight while also dropping a few hints about the future, such as who the mysterious figure is that stands with Universe 11. The draw of Episode 79 is the big fight and it doesn’t disappoint. Majin Buu has always been a strange character, which makes his fights fun to watch as his style is radically different than everyone else’s. Laughing off each hit and bouncing around the arena like a balloon is exactly what I’d expect from him. They counter his childish personality with that of Basil, a hardened fighter who uses kicks as his primary form of attack, something we rarely see in Dragon Ball. Without these two different personalities, the fight surely wouldn’t of been as entertaining, as Buu’s silly antics can sometimes be too dominating when he’s on screen. READ FULL…

BAFL: Brakes are For Losers

Old School Racer BAFL: Brakes are For Losers Announced; Coming Q2 2017

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Netflix/Marvel's Iron Fist

Danny Rand is getting his own TV series, so let’s take a look at the history of the Man with the Glowing Hand. By Arnold T. Blumberg On March 17, 2017, the new Marvel Netflix series Iron Fist — the last part of the puzzle that eventually assembles into… no, the Defenders — will debut. The Netflix shows have been following a similar pattern to that of their earliest MCU contemporaries: Introduce a number of strong solo heroes, then bring them together for a massive threat in a team adventure. We’re all waiting to see how The Defenders plays out, but for now it’s time to meet the final member of the team to be introduced after Daredevil (Charlie Cox), Jessica Jones (Krysten Ritter), and Luke Cage (Mike Colter). Finn Jones — known to Doctor Who fans as Jo Grant’s grandson from two episodes of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and to Game of Thrones fans as Loras Tyrell — will be playing Danny Rand, AKA Iron Fist, so let’s find out more about the comics version of the Man with the Glowing Hand! The Basics Iron Fist is your typical “white guy that learns martial arts and mystical skills, READ…