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Watch Dogs NVIDIA trailer: delivering PC’s highest-level graphics

Watch Dogs NVIDIA trailer: delivering PC’s highest-level graphics

With Watch Dogs’ final release right around the corner, final graphics and gameplay videos are being released left and right. Today we’re to understand from a PC Games video (now pulled) that Ubisoft is suggesting the game will be full HD (1080p) on the PlayStation 4. The Xbox One has no such confirmation. Meanwhile, NVIDIA has stepped up with their optimizations video - always an interesting spot to watch when a new game has had top-level work done with the folks that make the graphics cards you might very well be using to play the game.

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NVIDIA SHIELD’s GameStream ready to pair with gaming notebooks

NVIDIA SHIELD’s GameStream ready to pair with gaming notebooks

Support for the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M collection of graphics processors is now ready alongside several other sets of processing hardware for the NVIDIA GameStream experience. What this means for NVIDIA SHIELD owners is that their gaming laptop, if too large for any given situation, can be used to stream games to their NVIDIA SHIELD. This ability will be activated immediately if not soon for a number of Kepler and Maxwell based GPU-toting notebooks.

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NVIDIA SHIELD enables Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse

NVIDIA SHIELD enables Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse

This week the folks at NVIDIA have unveiled a collection of features that’ll be running on NVIDIA SHIELD in the near future, one of them allowing you to be a living room-bound high-end gamer wirelessly. While we’ve seen Console Mode before, it was always up to the wireless gaming controller (think XYAB) to make use of it. Today you can return to the combo that best suits you - the mouse and keyboard.

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DirectX 12 detailed for Xbox One, Desktop, and Mobile devices

DirectX 12 detailed for Xbox One, Desktop, and Mobile devices

Today Microsoft announced that DirectX 12 is officially headed to all of its platforms for futuristic gaming finesse. Both NVIDIA and AMD are pushing their claim for the collaboration gold on this release, with details on the Xbox One side of things coming mostly from the AMD camp, while NVIDIA appears to be firmly planting itself in the PC gaming side of the map.

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Amazon TV set top box may use NVIDIA GRID to initiate cloud gaming

Amazon TV set top box may use NVIDIA GRID to initiate cloud gaming

When the folks at Lab126 (Amazon’s "inventive research and development company") started work on a set-top box, it’s said this week, it wasn’t the same dongle we’re being tipped on this week. What’s being tipped this week via TechCrunch is a stick that’s essentially the same size as Chromecast, shipping with support for a massive amount of media - and not just TV shows and movies. Instead it could be time to bring cloud gaming to the forefront as OnLive has, bringing full-fledged PC gaming to the television using Amazon’s servers remotely.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M to make notebook gaming realistic

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M to make notebook gaming realistic

This week NVIDIA has introduced a series of gaming notebook GPUs, starting with the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 880M. This series also includes the GTX 870M, 860M, and 850M, and will be ushering in an era in which notebook gaming doesn’t just mean you’re able to sit on a plane for a half hour before your machine dies of heavy gaming action. This series works with a feature NVIDIA calls "Battery Boost", not to put too fine a point on it.

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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti Review

With the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 and 750 Ti comes the company’s first implementation of their 1st generation Maxwell GPU architecture. Maxwell brings what NVIDIA suggests is the most efficient GPU on the market - efficiency, that is, doing more with less. NVIDIA says they’ve increased the performance of Maxwell up per watt up 2x over Kepler.

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Titanfall: Xbox One vs PC

Titanfall: Xbox One vs PC

After having played the Titanfall Beta on both the Xbox One and PC (via Origin on Windows 8), we’ve come to one conclusion. If you want to play Titanfall on your Xbox One, we’d recommend simply skipping the demo of the PC side of things. When you’ve got a ramped-up beast of a gaming PC pitted against the Xbox One, gameplay is comparable - but the graphics delivery difference is immense.

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NVIDIA surprises with strong Q4 thanks to desktop GPU jump

NVIDIA surprises with strong Q4 thanks to desktop GPU jump

NVIDIA saw better than expected quarterly revenue in Q4 2013, the company has announced today, reaching $1.14bn amid strong sales of GeForce GTX video cards, and predicting another solid quarter as it renews its push into mobile. Revenue was up 9-percent versus Q3 2013, NVIDIA said, and up 3-percent year-on-year, though net income fell as gross margin and operating expenses climbed.

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Titanfall Beta imminent: minimum specs for PC ushered in

Titanfall Beta imminent: minimum specs for PC ushered in

Just this afternoon Vince Zampella from the developer group Respawn let it be known what the minimum specifications would be for the PC version of the mech-driving game Titanfall. This is a widely-anticipated title made for both the PC and the Xbox One, with a beta coming up for both platforms some time this month. While the final game is set to be released in March, users are already testing the Alpha (and near-Beta) right this minute.

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