So there's a cool little device coming along from Analogue... Read more
Happy WRUP day everyone. Lots of interesting tidbits in the world this week. Read more
Well today is the day for WRUP and soon you'll understand my pun. But first: games. Read more
The new Zelda: Link's Awakening game is out, so is The Surge 2 and Borderlands 3 has been out for a bit now. Then there's Code Vein and Steam now has Destiny 2 as a free to play title on the store front. I haven't played any of these games. Read more
Guys! Becky doesn't really like Jill any more 'cos she's dating the boy from the hardware store and he's too good for her. But really, Becky has a crush on him and she's just jealous but she'll never admit it. Read more
Well this week is more interesting than last. Gears 5 is out on Monday and I have to say I think it looks pretty good. It's the first Gears since the... first Gears, that I've been interested in and I'll probably pick it up. Supposedly it plays somewhat similarly to a non-linear over world title that has a slight similarity to something like Zelda or Darksiders, where the player will use the world map to travel to "dungeons" and play through those. I may have that analogy a little mixed up but it sounds like a bit of a change. And It's bound to be a pretty good sized title since the download is 80GB and the system requirements still recommend a Ryzen 3 and an RX580 to run well. So I don't imagine the level of detail has been vastly improved from previous titles. Either that or it's being given with uncompressed audio or something like that. And the videos I've seen of game play seem to look pretty cool. Read more
Word to your mothers, as the kids say, and welcome back to the WRUP channel on the internet place. Read more
Hey everyone. WRUP time again. Soon there should be some actual content as well so don't give up on us yet.
I don't have much new to talk about this week, however. Have a quick look at this cool trailer for Wasteland 3. I also did read something about Cyberpunk 2077 having a slightly smaller map than Witcher 3, yet it will be much more dense. Which is awesome. Plus it makes sense. Everything I've seen suggests that we'll be able to explore virtually every floor on every structure. I would assume that means underground stuff like sewers and such as well. Read more
Rebel Galaxy Outlaw is awesome, you really should play it. Great character controller, lots of good music including the option to drop your own tracks in and listen to them, a story that doesn't totally suck and the biggest most exaggerated explosions since Just Cause. But for me one of the coolest features is the built in paint program that allows you to make your own skins for your ships. That's like some old school flight sim stuff right there. I put a cool tusky face on the front of my current ship and I don't think it turned out bad for a guy who doesn't know to draw in Photoshop. Read more
So the AIB partners are releasing the custom Navi GPU's this month and it seems they're not being light-handed about it. MSI is going to release four versions of both the 5700 and the XT making for eight total versions of two graphics cards. That's just one company. I really wish there was just one or two versions because all this research and study on behalf of the consumer to buy a GPU is getting to be a headache. The line-up is like this: 5700 Gaming X, the Mech OC, the Evoke OC and the Air Boost. The same line-up will be for the 5700XT. All will use much better and bigger fan coolers and at least the higher end of the line will take up 2.7 slots of your motherboard. They're going to start at $399, if I understand correctly, and they'll be out around the middle of the month. So if you've been holding out for a new middle range GPU this might be the time to check it out.
AMD has said they've got plans for the high end Navi cards to come along at some point as well. Speculation seems to point toward 2021. Seems like a ways off yet but who knows really, it's all just conjecture at this point. And Intel is getting into the market soonish with it's own GPU line. Starting with entry and mid level cards using HBM at a supposedly competitive price point. It could be an interesting thing to follow since that will bring Intel to a more similar position as AMD and start fighting the war on two fronts as they'll have to continue development in both CPU and GPU to stay on target. Nvidia will likely still come out as the winner in the graphics sector as, besides the Shield, they essentially only make GPU's. But adding another option to the mix can only be a good thing as it will provide us, consumers another separate choice. Read more