Gaming

Overwatch's New Character Is A Robot Named Orisa

Following a series of teases over the last two weeks, Blizzard has finally unveiled the newest addition to Overwatch‘s roster: Orisa Orisa is a Tank-class character whose “gameplay is engineered around protection.” Her weapon is the Fusion Driver, an automatic cannon that deals constant damage but slows her movement speed. The alternate fire is Halt, which launches a charge that she can detonate to slow enemies and pull them towards the explosion. Her abilities include Fortify, which reduces the damage she takes and makes her immune to “action-impairing effects;” and ...

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Overwatch Wins Game Of The Year; Full List Of GDCA And IGFA Winners Here [UPDATE]

We may already be more than two months into 2017, but the industry is still celebrating 2016’s games. The Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Games Festival Awards take place tonight in San Francisco as part of the Game Developers Conference. The event kicks off at 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET, and you will be able to watch it live right here. We will add the Twitch streaming link as the show’s start time draws closer. UPDATE: Overwatch takes home the Game Developers Choice Game of the Year ...

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Sony Interactive Entertainment's Australian Managing Director Made Redundant [UPDATE]

UPDATE: GameSpot received a statement from a Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia spokesperson today, on the subject of Ephraim’s departure from the company: Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) has today announced the departure of long term industry veteran Michael Ephraim, who will step down from the roles of Vice President, SIEE and Managing Director, Sony Interactive Entertainment Australia and New Zealand (SIE Aust. & NZ). Over the last 18 months the PlayStation business has been steadily evolved into SIE (replacing former Sony Computer Entertainment and Sony Network Entertainment organisations). Connected with ...

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Watch The Game Developers Choice Awards Right Here Tonight

We may already be more than two months into 2017, but the industry is still celebrating 2016’s games. The Game Developers Choice Awards and Independent Games Festival Awards take place tonight in San Francisco as part of the Game Developers Conference. The event kicks off at 6:30 PM PT / 9:30 PM ET, and you will be able to watch it live right here. We will add the Twitch streaming link as the show’s start time draws closer. Leading the way for the Game Developers Choice Awards was Playdead’s Inside, ...

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Nvidia turns everything to 11 with the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti, GTX 1080 price cuts

SAN FRANCISCO — At GDC 2017, Nvidia announced its long-expected GTX 1080 Ti. The GPU, which has been rumored since at least the Nvidia Titan X’s unveil, is a potent upgrade compared with Nvidia’s previous top-end consumer card, the GTX 1080. The gap between the GTX 1080 Ti and the 1080 is one of the smallest we’ve seen Nvidia field. Like Titan X, the 1080 Ti is a GP102 design that relies on GDDR5X memory to hit its bandwidth targets. It’s a 12 billion transistor part, with 3584 cores, 224 texture ...

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Marvel's The Inhuman TV Show Casts Black Bolt

The upcoming Marvel show The Inhumans has found its lead actor. It has been confirmed that Hell on Wheels star Anson Mount will head up the superhero team-up series, which premieres in September. As reported by Deadline, Mount will play Black Bolt, the hypersonically-voiced leader of the Inhumans. Mount–who is best known for the now-concluded ABC drama Hell on Wheels–is the show’s second actor to be cast, following Iwan Rheon (Game of Thrones) who will play Black Bolt’s brother, Maximus. The first season of The Inhumans will comprise of eight ...

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Watch The Incredibly Intense New Alien: Covenant Trailer

Right on schedule, a new trailer for Fox’s sci-fi movie Alien: Covenant has arrived. The two-and-a-half-minute trailer starts off pleasantly enough–but that doesn’t last. Once the crew lands on the foreign planet, they find a lurking terror. The video is appropriately enough captioned, “The path to paradise begins in hell.” Check out the video below. Directed by Ridley Scott, Alien: Covenant arrives in theaters on May 19 and stars Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Danny McBride, and Demian Bichir. Last week, Fox released a prologue for Alien: Covenant titled “The Last ...

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