Nvidia's new 64-bit CPU to be based around Kepler and feature 192 CUDA cores
We had the chance to attend Nvidia’s CES 2014 press conference and the company touched upon a number of topics such as GeForce Experience, G-Sync Monitors, and GameStream, but it was Nvidia’s announcement of its new “super chip” K1 that was the talk of the show.
Everything you need to know before installing Steam OS
Valve recently released its Beta version of SteamOS, based on the Debian distro of Linux. Naturally, we were intrigued by its release and wanted to take the new OS for a test run. We’ve put together a guide on how to install the operating system, and also provide you with our hands-on impressions of Valve's software.
NOTE: Before beginning, we highly recommend that you back up everything on your system before attempting to install SteamOS, as the installer in this guide will erase your entire drive.
Microsoft missed the boat by not bolstering Windows cross-platform capabilities
Let’s begin with the most amusing part of the widely derided launch of the Xbox One: At least some of the game demos for the new system were run on a PC using Windows 7 and an Nvidia graphics card. See! Even Microsoft doesn’t use Windows 8 for gaming!
It’s been a long time coming, but it’s finally here. Dean “Rocket” Hall has finally unleashed the standalone version of DayZ to the world. It’s still incomplete and is listed as an early access alpha available for $30 on Steam and on the Bohemia Interactive store.
Rumors about Fallout 4 have been flying around for a while. One of the most popular was the suggestion that the game would call Boston home and it seems that the game and locale have been confirmed by casting documents leaked toKotaku.
Valve’s operating system is coming out December 13
Prototype Steam Machines will ship out on December 13 to 300 lucky users with the Steam Controller and Linux-based SteamOS in tow. For everyone else, Valve has announced that SteamOS will be available for download once the prototypes ship.
Play online games to help improve software security
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recognizes the ubiquity of video games. The government agency’s Crowd Sourced Formal Verification (CSFV) program is an attempt to crowdsource formal verification—a form of testing that aims to ensure that software is bug-free and isn’t vulnerable to attack or misuse—with purpose-built games. The DARPA-backed Verigames is a site created explicitly for formal verification games.
Nvidia has bumped up its GeForce Experience to version 1.8 which finally lets users adjust the Optimal Playable Settings that were initially a one-click configuration. The update also includes quite a few ShadowPlay tweaks including multi-source audio recording and native resolution capture for aspect ratios up to 1920x1080.
The Xbox One broke all sorts of Xbox first-day sales records when it launched last Friday with over 1 million units sold across the 13 territories it launched in. It isn’t the Red Ring of Death, but Microsoft has acknowledged that it’s aware that a small subset of users is affected by broken disk drives.