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Rockstar games has admitted that you should not install the GTA V for Xbox “play” disk.

The video embedded below illustrates the game being played with the install disk alongside the play disk installed to a USB drive. It appears as though this causes major performance issues if both are installed to the HDD of the Xbox 360.

I guess they didn’t think of everything.

Ran across this amazing video the other day.

It explains everything from pixels, aspect ratio, image quality, and more. For instance it talks a lot about aliasing which in basic terms is how graphics processors display angled lines and things like that.

I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am so excited for DDR4 memory, not just for gaming but regular PC usage.

I love to build gaming rigs and can’t wait to get a new PC with DDR4!
Found this video earlier from Crucial’s YouTube channel:

Crucial is saying it is twice as fast as DDR3 and gives 50% more bandwidth and 40% more power efficient.

They also say you can add way more memory by using DD4 while reducing power and energy consumption.

DDR4 Motherboard Support

Intel is on top of this. They sent out this press release about DDR4 stating DDR4 motherboards are on the way. These new generation mobo’s dubbed “Z99” will support DDR4 as well as Intel’s newest generation of chip.

 

Photo of an x99 motherboard, a motherboard that supports the new DDR4 Ram.

Photo of an x99 motherboard, a motherboard that supports the new DDR4 Ram.

 

DDR4 Facts

  • faster clock frequencies than DDR3.
  • 2133-4266 million transfer per second (ddr3 was 800-2133)
  • lower voltage (1.05-1.2) compared to 1.2-1.65 for ddr3
  • basically much faster with less power consumption
  • 284 pin DIMMS (a switch from 240 pin DIMMS)
  • the pins are closer together
  • height in increased
  • thickness is increased
  • special 128 Gigabyte Dimms are already in production, but not on the market. Other manufacturers have begun production as well.
  • 8,16,and 32 Gigabyte will be the market standard
  • Adam Shah of PCworld stated recently that it would be available for purchase in the 3rd quarter of 2014, just in time for school.
  • Intel’s new 8 & 16 core Haswell Extreme Edition and Xeon processors codenamed “Grantley” will be compatible with DDR4
  • Intels new chips, other manufacturers motherboards, and DDR4 Ram will all probably become available at the same time (3rd quarter of 2014)

 

All I know is I can’t wait for the X99 and DDR4 ram to come out. I haven’t upgraded my system in a while so I am kind of chomping at the bit to make this one happen.

 

So Comcast is supposedly going to be linking up with EA games in a new deal where customers can stream games via “cloud connected X1 boxes.”

This is a huge move as Comcast is battling up against a new wave of media companies such as Netflix and Apple.

EA stated some of the games could be streamed through Comcast boxes such as “FIFA and Madden.”

Right now Comcast has over 22 million customers in the US.

comcast EA sports merger

 

Supposedly the first ever screenshot released from the new NBA Live 2014.

According to news sources:

“The game is being designed with the company’s new Infinity Engine to give players the chance to control the court with revolutionary new bounceTek ball physics, providing a level of control and precision never before seen in a basketball video game.  Additionally, it will deliver True Player Motion, Human Intelligence and Living Worlds to the hardwood.”

NBA Live 2014

Release Date: November 19, 2013

NBA Live 2014 Release Date

The official release date of NBA Live 2014 is set for November 19, 2013.

In case anyone is wondering, here are the Battlefield Recommended System Requirements:

Operating System – Windows 8

Processor – AMD 6 core or Intel Quad Core

Memory – 8GB

Graphics Card – Radeon HD 7870 or Geforce GTX 660

Graphics Memory – 3GB

Hard Drive – 30GB

NOW HERE ARE MY RECOMMENDED SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

(the ones that won’t make your game look like shit)

Windows 8

Intel Core i7

32 GB of RAM

Graphics card that costs more than $300

An SSD

Take that FWIW

 

 

and now, a Battlefield 4 Desktop Wallpaper for your viewing pleasure

(right click to download / save as)

I found this on Reddit earlier today.

gaming ads for men

As an internet marketer and a gamer, I am appalled.

Nothing is worse than a played out ad.

This is how this happens:

You see, someone makes a good ad. A really good ad and it causes a ton of people to sign up. Word gets out that the ad is good and then some genius says, “hey, I can make an ad like that and make moeny” and all of a sudden you have these stupid f*kng ads all over the place.

I would say “enough is enough” but I know an idiot is born ever 12 seconds, so I’ll just turn my adblocker back on.

🙂

Derrick.

WooHoo! We love when Linux gets a win.

According to the company:

“The Mac and Linux versions of Metro: Last Light are further testimony to the power and flexibility of the 4A Engine,” said Oles Shishkovstov, Chief Technical Officer at 4A Games. “Development was handled in house by 4A games, and we are very happy with the results. We hope that Mac & Linux gamers will appreciate our efforts to create the best possible version for their machines.”

So we can expect it soon then, so pumped.

metro last night