DirectX 12, Xbox Experience, Windows 10 and more!

DirectX 12, Xbox Experience, Windows 10 And More!

Just When You Thought Microsoft Was Out Of Ideas For Gamers

Xbox on Windows 10

 

  I've been reading up on DirectX 12 since mid-2014 and it appears that Microsoft is gearing up for a Q4 2015 release. DX11 was great and all, but DirectX 12 should have more of an impact on games as well as the hardware. The good news is that most gaming engines will support DirectX 12 API, which is great news so that many developers can use the new API. One of the issues with DirectX 11 is that it did not use the multi-core processors very well. There would be a "wait" or "idle" period between frames. This leads to other issues which can easily frustrate games. During gaming sessions you want lowest latency and highest frame rate as possible.

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Assassin’s Creed Unity 6.7GB Patch Causes A 40GB Download

Assassin’s Creed Unity  6.7GB Patch Causes A 40GB Download

AC: Unity

  Ubisoft can't catch a break. They have been trying to fix buggy games for years and and Assassin’s Creed Unity isn't spared. As Ubi rolls out the patch to adress online matchmaking, connection issues, voice issues, crashing and several other issues; there seems to be an annoying bug for Xbox One players. Ubisoft has posted the follow on their "Live Updates" blog:

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Using A Modded Console To Play Destiny Will Get You Banned

Using A Modded Console To Play Destiny Will Get You Banned

Destiny Logo

  Bungie's weekly update informed gamers that if they are playing Destiny on a modded console they will be banned. Bungie claims that they accurately banning the correct players and stated on their blog:

"Play nice! and use the boxes that your favorite retaliers gave you"

  There has been some outcry over the banhamer from gamers. With all due respect modded consoles usually mean the game is either pirated or contains exploits to give "those modders" a upper hand online. Destiny is one of the biggest games of the year and we rarely hear companies speak about banning players. At least Bungie is ensuring legit purchasers and gamers that they are handling the problem. So if you are using a modded console to play Destiny you better stay offline. Here are more quotes from Bungie's Blog:

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Xbox One Outsells Playstation 4

Xbox One Outsells Playstation 4

 

  After a few bundles and price cuts throughout the year Microsoft has finally hit gold. While Sony has dominated the console sales market throughout late 2013 and nearly all of 2014, Micosoft has finally stopped Sony's streak by selling more consoles in the US and in the UK. Microsoft agreesive market tactics appeared to have worked out in their favor.

Xbox One

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Devil May Cry [DmC]: Definitive Edition and Devil May Cry 4 is being released

Devil May Cry [DmC]: Definitive Edition and Devil May Cry 4 is being re-released

  Capcom has revealed their plans to release DmC again with a new title, "Definitive Edition". The re-releasing of last gen games has become normal for big companies. The new DmC will have several additions not found in the initial 2013 release. Capcom also released trailer for the re-released that is shown below. First I'll post the enhancements Capcom will include with the Definitive Edition:

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