This morning the first wave of early reviews are in - and they’re overwhelmingly positive. While SlashGear’s long-form review will be posted soon [UPDATE: our long-form Titanfall Review is live!], we’re having a peek at what some of those looking at an early EA/Microsoft-hosted Xbox One-centric gameplay event have to say. Meanwhile, the game is already starting to release around the world - starting in Asia - that’s Korea, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and more, already rolling out extremely quickly on servers for PC.
Titanfall doesn't arrive until March 11th, but if your gaming PC is running an NVIDIA graphics card then it's time for an update, as a fresh batch of GeForce software has been pushed out. The updated drivers - GeForce 335.23 WHQL - polishes the 3D Vision profile for Titanfall, among other games, as well as supporting GeForce ShadowPlay Twitch streaming.
With a decent prosumer-like specs such as 4th-generation of Intel Core i5 (or i7 processors), AMD FirePro W4170M (2GB GDDR5 memory), 16GB RAM and 1TB Storage, you can expect the Dell Precision M2800 Mobile Workstation to be priced at the mid-range of the spectrum. Dell is offering this entry-level mobile workstation at $1,199.
We’re ramping up to the official launch day for Titanfall - next Tuesday, the 11th of March, that is - and it’s become apparent that a backdoor has been opened. In response to word that players - through various means - would be banned by Respawn Entertainment (the developers of the game) for playing the game earlier than the 11th, the team has made clear that they’ll do no such thing.
It’s time to get pre-loading for Titanfall with Origin. Users will be able to download most of the package required for them to play the game - the rest will come in on the 11th of March, next week. Meanwhile this game has begun arriving at retailers, at least in the UK. In the United Kingdom the shop known as ShopTo has shown their massive stacks of Titanfall units for Xbox One - crates and crates and crates.
It’s not a few weeks now since the first DLC for Call of Duty: Ghosts was released with Michael Myers in full effect, and Infinity Ward is ready with the second. Here we’re seeing - first of all - the inclusion of a machine gun called the "Ripper." This beast of an SMG can convert to an AR and back again as many smites as you like and is available before the DLC is released - for Xbox 360 and Xbox One Season Pass holders only. Other platforms will get the gun early as well, but not quite as early as this.
The last time we talked about the predictions from research firm IDC for the PC market was back in late 2013. At the time, IDC was predicting 10.1% decline for the PC market for 2013. With 2014 here, IDC is expecting more declines for PC shipments during the year.
The final chapter in the Arkham series of Batman games is upon us, and it would appear that it’s going to be the most classic of the bunch. In that we’re not relegated to Arkham Asylum, or to a tinier city of Arkham inmates, or thrown back in time to Batman Year Two, here in Arkham Knight we’re playing as Batman in his prime. WB Games will be distributing this title while Rocksteady is behind the wheel with development.
At the end of September, Apple’s senior vice president and CFO, Peter Oppenheimer, will retire from the business. In his place will be Apple’s current vice president of Finance and corporate controller Luca Maestri. This transition will also include Maestri’s role of CFO continuing to report to Apple CEO Tim Cook directly.