Posts Tagged ‘rumour-mill’

Nvidia Turing: GTX 1180 Founders Edition set for July release date, plus everything we know so far

Nvidia GeForce GTX

With graphics card prices finally on the way down, all eyes are now very much focused on Nvidia’s next generation of GeForce GTX graphics cards, which as far as we know are currently going by the codename ‘Turing’. Set to replace Nvidia’s current range of GTX 10-series cards, like the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 and many other cards that populate our best graphics card rankings, this new 11-series (or maybe even 20-series, depending on who you believe) of Turing cards will presumably continue along similar naming conventions as before with monikers like the GTX 1180 or GTX 2070.

However, while anyone can guess that Nvidia’s Turing cards be released sometime in the not too distant future, there’s still a lot about them that’s shrouded in mystery, such as their price, actual physical release date and their specs. To help separate rough fact from clearly obvious fiction, here’s a handy guide on everything we know so far about Nvidia’s Turing graphics cards that I’ll be updating with more info as and when it comes – such as the recent news that the Founders Edition of the GTX 1180 might be set to arrive as early as July. Read the rest of this entry »

Ripley Rumours: Creative Assembly’s Alien – Isolation

After Colonial Marines, Sega must have been briefly tempted to nuke the Alien license from on high. Hope remains, however, that the publisher hadn’t placed every grotesque Giger-egg in the same basket. Back in May 2011, Alec was visiting the total warriors of Creative Assembly when the studio’s work on the Alien (not plural) license was announced. “I’m told they’re adamant they’ll take their time over it”, he said, little realising that two years and more would pass before we mentioned the game again. Yesterday, Sega trademarked the name Alien: Isolation and Kotaku shared apparent details about the game that they received from ‘a person familiar with goings-on at Sega’. Follow me into the land of convincing rumours.

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On A Stalka Tip…

…a new Q&A with developers GSC Gameworld mentions that they’re contemplating turning the sublime post-apocalyptic shooter into an MMO.

“If you mean an MMOG, then we are seriously considering it”, is the exact quote. No more details than that, but it’s more gossip than proto-videogames generally yield. Let there be much rejoicing.

Certainly, colour me excited. Read the rest of this entry »

We Interrupt This Broadcast…

Sorry, sorry, this isn’t about a Valve game. But it’s pretty big news if it’s true. And, realistically speaking, it probably is true. A supposedly leaked document brings news of (the inevitable) Battlefield 3, and what it may contain.

Standing out from the neatly bullet-pointed and occasionally tedious list at the link above is a claim that matches will now feature teams of up to 40 each. That’s 80 men all told. 80! Death will be bloody and regular. Also mentioned are customisable, MMO-style avatars, a fairly logical evolution from the rank system of BF2/2142. It’d certainly be quite a thing to know that the man who just shot you in the head actually chose the face he’s now sneering at your dismembered carcass with, rather than simply bearing the same image the game hands out to every player. Gives murder a more personal touch, doesn’t it? It’s reportedly set in a similar time-frame (i.e. modernish day) to Battlefield 2, and it’s coming next Summer.

EA have given only a resounding ‘no comment’ so far. Understandable, really. Of course, the tinfoil hat-wearing part of me can’t help but wonder if it could be a stealth announcement to take advantage of Team Fortress 2 and Quake Wars causing teamplay mania at the moment. But that’s only because I’m a crazy, paranoid loon who likes making up stories.

I don’t have any pictures of it I’m afraid, so here’s one of Sega Bass Fishing instead.