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Destiny has BUNGIE teaming with NVIDIA GameWorks for OptiX technology

Destiny has BUNGIE teaming with NVIDIA GameWorks for OptiX technology

This week we've heard quite a bit about NVIDIA's aim to bring details on their GameWorks development and optimization program to the public, amongst these such high-powered features as OptiX. What Optix represents is an SDK (a software development kit) for the creators of next generation's games - games like Destiny from the developers at BUNGIE. Spilling well into tomorrow's platforms with graphics optimizations today, BUNGIE is taking advantage of the likes of Interactive Ray Tracing, Ambient Occlusion, Procedural Surfaces, and Light Baking.

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Watch Dogs gameplay details spilled

Watch Dogs gameplay details spilled

This week we've had the opportunity to have a peek at some Watch Dogs gameplay action never before seen by the public, courtesy of Ubisoft and NVIDIA, the latter group holding a gaming event this week in Montreal. As this work has not been finalized, we've not been allowed to film it - but we can talk about it. Here you'll find the likes of an incredibly immersive gameplay system, the likes of which certainly appear to live up to the expectations set by Ubisoft laid down in the months leading up to this point in time.

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Batman Arkham Origins NVIDIA graphics optimizations and gameplay eyes-on

Batman Arkham Origins NVIDIA graphics optimizations and gameplay eyes-on

Ben Mattes Senior Producer from WB Games spoke up on the inner bits of Batman: Arkham Origins this week at NVIDIA's Montreal gaming event. Running down the details of the plotline first, Batman Arkham Origins was described as an exercise in Batman history, taking place in the second year of Batman's career - decidedly NOT the first year, as these events are covered in the comic book series "Year One." Here Batman does not know Commissioner Gordon or any other cops or investigators, he's still relatively new to the game, and throughout the span of the game he'll change from a basic masked vigilante to the real Dark Knight.

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SteamOS to have NVIDIA developer tools from day one

SteamOS to have NVIDIA developer tools from day one

This week the folks at NVIDIA have suggested that their developer program GameWorks will not be limited to the likes of Linux and Android - not by any stretch of the imagination. NVIDIA made clear that not only would they be extending GameWorks support - developer tools for games, that is - for Ubuntu environments, but for SteamOS as well. In other words - those gaming developers hoping to optimize their games for Steam Machines with NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphics cards will be able to do so.

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Android 4.4 KitKat will allow users to select default SMS app

Android 4.4 KitKat will allow users to select default SMS app

Presently, those who aren't keen on Android's Messaging app have a variety of different options to choose from via the Play Store, some that function better than others. One of the reasons some apps have their share of issues is because of how the developers have to go about creating them -- with hidden APIs, something that will come to an end with the arrival of Android 4.4 KitKat.

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Themer brings unique designer home screen customizabiliy to Android

Themer brings unique designer home screen customizabiliy to Android

If you thought you had a home screen replacement app that brought versatility to your Android smartphone before, you'll be blown away by Themer. There's a beta release going on right this minute with codes being pushed in waves - always keep a line at the door, of course - and the app will be out in a final version very soon. For now you'll be able to have a peek at the app here on SlashGear.

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition release imminent

Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition release imminent

Straight out of Samsung's own device archives comes a listing for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition with 4G LTE from Verizon Wireless here in the USA. This device will almost certainly be released with its bootloader unlocked and ready to roll for developers (and hackers) galore. This device will also be appearing with the full collection of features pushed with the standard edition featured in our Samsung Galaxy Note 3 review, S Pen and all.

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Valve Steam Dev Days brings developers to Seattle in January

Valve Steam Dev Days brings developers to Seattle in January

This January we'll be seeing another major gaming event the likes of which will be a lot closer to what we've seen in Apple's WWDC and Google I/O in years past. What we've got here is Steam Dev Days, a two-day event to be held in 2014 in Seattle Washington. This series of talks will center around the Steam gaming universe, likely hinging on the new SteamOS and Steam Machine hard and software most of all.

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