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AMD announces x86 licensing deal, $293 million joint venture to build servers for China

AMD announces x86 licensing deal, $293 million joint venture to build servers for China Over the past year, AMD has often hinted that it would announce a major new semi-custom win in early 2016.Asked point-blank whether AMD had licensed x86 IP to the THATIC joint venture, CEO Lisa Su confirmed that it had.

Developer confirms Xbox One VR is coming, but how powerful is the console likely to be?

Developer confirms Xbox One VR is coming, but how powerful is the console likely to be? An anonymous European developer has confirmed that a major European studio is working on a VR title for the Xbox One upgrade currently expected in 2017.At this stage in the game that’s probably wise; VR headsets historically take several years to develop and the new Xbox One (Xbox 1.

Why modern HDTVs still aren’t as good as monitors for gaming

First, there’s the issue of input lag.One of the problems with HDTV gaming is that input lag on the best TVs is still higher than on top monitors.

Nintendo’s upcoming NX console may use cartridges instead of discs

As you can see from the filing below, video game cartridges are listed as one of the goods and services Nintendo wishes to trademark.As the Neogaf poster explains, however, applications for other titles don’t typically mention game cartridges unless the game is also a 3DS title.

Microsoft may let you trade-in your current Xbox One towards upcoming Scorpio console

Microsoft may let you trade-in your current Xbox One towards upcoming Scorpio console When Microsoft announced both Scorpio and the upcoming Xbox One S, there was plenty of concern that the company might have harmed sales of its current Xbox One family (including the S) by announcing the much more powerful Scorpio console too early.com reports that the Xbox One can currently be traded in for $80 cash or $100 store credit.

Sega Saturn copy protection cracked after 20 years

Sega Saturn copy protection cracked after 20 years Now, one hacker has found a way around a similar problem in Sega Saturn hardware — even though solving the issue required cracking the console’s DRM.The Sega Saturn was the follow-up to the Sega Genesis / Sega MegaDrive (outside North America) and competed head-to-head against the Sony PlayStation.

Since no one wants a Wii U, Nintendo offers classic NES as modern stocking stuffer

Since no one wants a Wii U, Nintendo offers classic NES as modern stocking stuffer The company has announced that it’s building an NES Classic console that can fit in the palm of your hand and comes preloaded with 30 classic titles.Here’s how Nintendo describes the hardware: The classic NES is back in a familiar-yet-new form as a mini replica of Nintendo’s original home console.

Microsoft cuts Xbox One price to $249 ahead of Xbox One S launch

Microsoft cuts Xbox One price to $249 ahead of Xbox One S launch Less than three years ago, Microsoft launched the Xbox One at $500.I’m a PC gamer, not a console aficionado, but the original Xbox One is pretty darn attractive at just $250.

Microsoft’s Xbox One S: 4K Blu-ray, HDR, and a modest performance boost

Microsoft’s Xbox One S: 4K Blu-ray, HDR, and a modest performance boost When Microsoft announced the Xbox One S and Xbox Scorpio earlier this year, the company’s strategy raised more than a few eyebrows.Now that the refresh has dropped, does the Xbox One S pack enough improvements to justify its purchase?

Sony’s PlayStation Neo expected to debut September 7

Sony’s PlayStation Neo expected to debut September 7 This report, by French website Gameblog, confirms rumors we’ve heard concerning the PS4 Neo’s anticipated launch.The rumors we’ve heard to date suggest that Sony will rigidly enforce backwards compatibility requirements for this new PS4.

Sony may announce two new PS4 consoles, new slim design leaks on auction site

Sony may announce two new PS4 consoles, new slim design leaks on auction site This PS4 Slim will supposedly launch at a lower price than the PS4’s current list price of $350.Microsoft’s decision to push a new console, the Xbox One S, made a certain kind of sense.

Sony announces new Slim PS4, will bring HDR lighting to all platforms with software update

Sony announces new Slim PS4, will bring HDR lighting to all platforms with software update The big news at Sony’s PlayStation unveil was the PS4 Pro, but it’s not the only new console coming to market.It’s mostly been touted as a 4K feature, but the PS4 lacks a UHD Blu-ray player and Sony only mentioned 4K streaming support for the PS4 Pro, not the PS4.

How Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro does 4K without delivering 4K

How Sony’s PlayStation 4 Pro does 4K without delivering 4K The GPU inside the PS4 Pro is widely believed to be a downclocked variant of AMD’s RX 480 running at 911MHz.Naughty Dog, for example, has promised that The Last of Us will run at 4K native resolution on the PS4 Pro.

Microsoft claims Xbox One Scorpio will deliver ‘native’ 4K

Microsoft claims Xbox One Scorpio will deliver ‘native’ 4K “Any games we’re making that we’re launching in the Scorpio time frame, we’re making sure they can natively render at 4K.More important than TFLOPS, for our purposes, are render outputs (ROPS) and total memory bandwidth.

Nintendo confirms that footage of its next-gen games console was added in post-production

Nintendo confirms that footage of its next-gen games console was added in post-production Yesterday, a Nintendo UK representative confirmed to Eurogamer that the games shown during the video were all inserted in post-production, not native titles or gameplay.“This video is all about explaining how the Nintendo Switch works,” a UK spokesperson told Eurogamer.

The Witness, Nioh get PS4 Pro upgrades, show how developers can use Sony's updated console

The Witness, Nioh get PS4 Pro upgrades, show how developers can use Sony's updated console With the official launch of the PS4 Pro less than a week away, we’ve started to hear how developers will use the increased horsepower available to improve existing titles.Sony has released a list of all the games that’ll formally support the PS4 Pro at launch, but we’ve got some specific information about how indie hit The Witness and the samurai-themed title Nioh will change when the improved PS4 hits store shelves.

Sony PS4 Pro review roundup: A great console, but not without its caveats

Sony PS4 Pro review roundup: A great console, but not without its caveats After months of hype and online discussion, the PS4 Pro debuted this morning.(The PS4 Pro does use more power than the PS4 Slim released earlier this year, however).

It's official: Nintendo ends all Wii U production

It's official: Nintendo ends all Wii U production Sales for the Wii U have been falling for a while now, and Nintendo has finally announced it intends to end production of the system months before launching its follow-up, the Nintendo Switch.“We encourage anyone who wants Wii U to communicate with their preferred retail outlet to monitor availability.

Some games run faster on the original PS4 than Sony's more powerful PS4 Pro

Some games run faster on the original PS4 than Sony's more powerful PS4 Pro When Sony built the PS4 Pro, it prioritized backwards compatibility and capabilities above virtually any other feature.While the new PS4 Pro can offer improved performance or visual effects in a number of titles, Sony bent over backwards to ensure that games would always run at the same speed, no matter what, on classic PlayStation 4 hardware.

Nintendo Switch reportedly arrives with Super Mario Bros, Splatoon, but no Legend of Zelda

Nintendo Switch reportedly arrives with Super Mario Bros, Splatoon, but no Legend of Zelda I’ve been having some fun trying to model what kind of performance we might expect from the Switch relative to the Wii U.The CPU inside the Wii U was an absolutely archaic PowerPC 750CL core with very limited support for SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) a relatively low clock speed (1.