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Need For Speed Heat – Coming to PC November 8th

EA’s fan favourite racing gaming is back and with it, so are the cops! The November 2019 release will come to PC in the form of an Origin store download. Of course as with most major EA titles there will be a standard and deluxe version and pre-order bonuses.

The last Need for Speed release was in 2017 with Payback but fans were mostly disappointed. The open world had a 24 hour day-night cycle and three playable characters but reviewers were not overly positive. Citing the ‘free-roam’ aspect as unengaging and the ‘missions’ as repetitive the average review on metacritic landing around 6/10.

You have to go back to 2013 before the franchise had a positively reviewed release with ‘Rivals’, the first to allow playable control of the police and only one year after the fan favourite ‘Most Wanted’. Will Heat deliver for the fans who have been holding out for 6 years?

What is NFS : Heat

Not a lot is know this early, but here is what we do know.

Set in ‘Palm’ city, the locale seems to be a fictional version of Miami, much like GTA’s Vice City, complete with wide open freeways lined palm trees and plenty of neon purple.

Car modification is of course a staple of the franchise and still is for NFS Heat. Hopefully the aesthetics (paint jobs, decals, giant oversized spoilers etc) aren’t monetised or loot boxed, but with EA’s track record it’s always possible.

The trailer suggests the game play will be split between track and street races, the later taking place at night and involving cop chases, with the former in broad daylight without them.

Checkout the Trailer.

The Cars

From the trailer alone we know the Polestar 1, BMW i8 Coupe and Mercedes C63 AMG are all in the mix. We also spotted a Chevy Corvette Grand Sport, Nissan GT-R and Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X. There will be plenty more to add to the roster but we’ll have to wait for future announcements for that.

System Requirements

EA and Origin haven’t yet published official PC hardware systems requirements for the game at this stage but as soon as they do we’ll be updating this post.

Do we think it will it have real time ray tracing (RTX) support? The emphasis on the street light reflections on the wet street in the trailer seem to suggest it might! Let’s hope it does as most of us of us sunk hundreds in to our new RTX GPUs finished Metro Exodus a while ago.

When will we know more?

Gamescom is right around the corner. We expect a few more details to be flushed out at the show with the rest to come in bite sized chunks evenly spread out between now and the release.

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Destiny 2 Coming to PC in September

While the very successful and critically claimed  Destiny from Halo’s Bungee studios was a console excursive, Destiny 2 is making it’s it way to PC this September with a simultaneous cross platform launch.

It is currently unclear if the MMO world player base will be separated by platform or if PC and console players will cohabitate the same servers.

Hopefully, as with the first release, Destiny 2 will have Australian (typically in Sydney) based servers for the region.

All we really have to go by at this point is a few leaked posters and an official announcement trailer.

Stay tuned for more details as they develop. We should get a better idea of system requirements and game-play features closer to launch and a beta will be open to those who pre-order.

As PC gamers it’s always good to be a little concerned with the quality of the ‘port’ of a console game as we’ve all seen instances of it going terribly wrong but coming from a studio with a stellar track record like Bungee we are  confident it will be just as good if not better than it’s console counterparts.

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Killing Floor 2 full PC play-through Video from PC Gamer

Just yesterday our friends over the PC Gamer.com for their hands on the upcoming survival team based FPS, Killing Floor 2 from Tripwire.

With no official release date announced just yet, with the ramping up of media coverage and now this recent full round of gameplay video, we can only hope it’s not too far away.

No official system requirements have been published either but we do know it’s being built on a modified version of the Unreal 3 engine which means we draw comparisons from the likes of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel , Murdered : Soul Suspect, Bioshock Infinite and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

If you liked what you saw above, you can also checkout an interview with the georgean based developers behind the bloody mayhem with PC Gamer.com

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Grand Theft Auto V PC Release Delayed until March, Gets Official System Requirements

Rockstargames.com’s NewsWire blog today disappointed PC gamers world wide when they announced Grand Theft Auto V for PC has been delayed from January 27th to March 24th. Along with the bad news they also published the official system requirements and posted a series of screenshots from the PC edition of the game.

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Evolve Gets PC Minimum & Recommended Requirements Published + No SLI Support @ Launch.

California based Turtle Rock Studios, the makers of Left For Dead and Counter Strike has published the minimum and recommended hardware requirements for their upcoming 4 v 1 monster hunting first person shooter, Evolve.

Just yesterday, a news post on evolvegame.com spilled the beans, publishing the requirements reportedly ‘ripped straight from the side of the box’.

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Assasins Creed Unity System Requirements, Higher Than You Might Expect.

Yesterday, blog.ubi.com posted the official PC system requirements for Assassin’s Creed Unity only for the internet to explode in discussion about just how dam high they are.

Will Assassins Creed Unity on PC actually make use of the recommended i7 CPU and GTX 780 video card or is just a poor port that suffers out of the box from performance issues? We hope its the former but only time will tell.

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Building a Custom Gaming PC for Call of Duty : Advanced Warfare (System Requirements)

Publisher Activision has finally got around to publishing their minimum system requirements for the next installment in their multi-million dollar Call of Duty franchise, Advanced Warfare. While the “Recommended” system requirements are not yet published we can get a good idea of what they might be based on the minimum requirements and the requirements of previous installments in the series.

This iteration of the game has reportedly been developed on a completely rebuilt game engine with new animation, rendering, physics and audio systems according to an interview with the developer in EDGE magazine.

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Call of Duty Advanced Warfare Due November 4th on PC and Consoles

Update : Evatech will be taking pre-orders for the PC edition of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare with release day delivery for all orders confirmed before November 1st or until sold out prior! Click here to order today!

We are less than a month away from Activision’s next installment of the Call of Duty franchise and with rumors frantically buzzing around the internet. What we do know so far is that the game will receive a world side launch on the 4th of November with Australians being some of the lucky first to get their hands on the game, a whole 14-18 hours ahead of the US.