It appears that the ”GTX 790” will not be a Dual 780 Ti, a Dual Titan or even a Dual GTX 780. It is rather something inbetween these three. A 780 has More »
Rebellion Games’ Jean-Baptiste Bolcato, who is working as a Senior Producer on the upcoming Sniper Elite 3, had some interesting opinions about the esram though. GamingBolt spoke to him about Sniper Elite 3′s Xbox One development and asked how the team was handling eSRAM. Some developers use it for texture streaming, storing z-buffer and praise its ease of use while others have problems – how is Rebellion handling that?
Bolcato stated that, “It was clearly a bit more complicated to extract the maximum power from the Xbox One when you’re trying to do that. I think eSRAM is easy to use. The only problem is…Part of the problem is that it’s just a little bit too small to output 1080p within that size. It’s such a small size within there that we can’t do everything in 1080p with that little buffer of super-fast RAM.
“It means you have to do it in chunks or using tricks, tiling it and so on. It’s a bit like the reverse of the PS3. PS3 was harder to program for than the Xbox 360. Now it seems like everything has reversed but it doesn’t mean it’s far less powerful – it’s just a pain in the ass to start with. We are on fine ground now but the first few months were hell.”
Will the process become easier over time as understanding of the hardware improves? “Definitely, yeah. They are releasing a new SDK that’s much faster and we will be comfortably running at 1080p on Xbox One. We were worried six months ago and we are not anymore, it’s got better and they are quite comparable machines. The Xbox One is a bit more multimedia, a bit more hub-centric so its a bit more complex. There’s stuff you can and can’t do because it’s a sort of multimedia hub. PS4 doesn’t have that. PS4 is just a games machine.”
It seems like Sony has just released a new firmware update for the PS3. It is required for online play so update is mandatory. It is unknown whether it is a simple stability update or adds some new features. Although it looks more likely that it is more of a stability update since there is no usual change log shown, as with most firmware updates.
The psn signs you out and forces you to update.
The Japanese PlayStation site, says this update is for ‘software stability’.
Attendees to get hands-on with SEGA’s new survival horror title.
Brighton, UK, 28th January 2014: Gamer Network is delighted to announce that Alien: Isolation, the new survival horror game from Creative Assembly, will be available for the public to play for the first time anywhere in the world at this year’s EGX Rezzed. Published by SEGA, Alien: Isolation will be playable on three formats: PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
“Gamer Network has firmly established their Expo & Rezzed shows as the UK’s biggest gaming convention, so we’re extremely excited to be participating with the first global public hands-on with Alien: Isolation at this year’s EGX Rezzed.” Amanda Farr European Marketing Director.
“We’re thrilled that SEGA has chosen EGX Rezzed to host the first ever public demo of Alien: Isolation,” said David Lilley, MD of Gamer Events. “We’re confident that the game will prove to be hugely popular with our attendees.”
EGX Rezzed takes place at the NEC, Birmingham, from the 28th to 30th March and will feature a host of playable pre-release games along with a variety of features including competitive gaming, developer presentations, board games and more. Tickets are available for all three days via the EGX Rezzed website: http://www.egxrezzed.net/tickets
Those looking to cover the event for a website, print publication or other media outlet are welcome to apply for press passes here: http://www.egxrezzed.net/press
However Thinkbroadband spotted that Sky Broadband customers whom follow this advice might also be unable to access the jQuery CDN source website, which is crucial because it’s one of the remote sources for the library. Not only does this cause an annoyance for webmasters but it might also create a few page / service loading problems for many sites and their visitors.
Not really a very clever move, sky.