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Steam Dev Days: Optimizing Linux games for AMD Graphics using GPU PerfStudio2 [HD]

The Optimizing Linux games for AMD Graphics using GPU PerfStudio2 presentation from Tony Hosier and Gordon Selley of AMD for Steam Dev Days Conference is presented below in high definition.

PDF Here | PowerPoint Here

“On Jan 15-16, 2014, Valve hosted over 1,200 game developers from around the planet at Steam Dev Devs in Seattle, WA. Now Valve has made videos of 28 Steam Dev Days sessions, covering a wide range of game development topics available.”

Watch them all in the new Steam Dev Days Section of RealGamerNewz.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Patch for Windows PC Version Released [Details Here]

The following patch notes detail the performance, stability, and additional fixes made possible by the new version of Call of Duty: Ghosts on the Windows PC. NVidia features have been harnessed by the game which made headlines with its initially surprising RAM requirement (later reduced). Now we see crashes removed and latency fixed for AMD graphics solutions as well as a number of other fixes including load-outs appearing to be restricted. Take a look at the following details below released officially by Infinity Ward this morning.

Performance

  • Improved framerate performance when traversing moving platforms.
  • Improved latency for AMD graphics cards.
  • Improved performance issues caused by spamming.
  • Improved shader warming and level load performance.

Stability

  • Fixed crash in CODeSports play.
  • Fixed spawn crash for specific maps/modes.
  • Improved usability of broadcaster HUD.
  • Additional animations added for broadcaster mode.
  • Improved steam friends functionality.
  • Fixed smoke flickering and graphical corruption within blurred area of dual render scope.
  • Re-enabled fur and smoke DLLs from nVidia.

Additional Fixes

  • Fixed a variety of map specific spawn issues .
  • Fixed lobby migration closing the create a class screen.
  • Fixed not showing attachments and weapon camo for players while in private match lobby.
  • Fixed dog’s extended kill not showing properly in final killcam.
  • Fixed loadouts appearing restricted if a restricted perk was selected in specialist strike package even though specialist wasn’t equipped.
  • Fixed split screen UI issue that could potentially leave player in a bad state.
  • Fixed issue when selecting store from squads.
  • Fix to remember spectator team when switching to freecam in broadcaster mode.
  • Fixed issue with loading into specific maps with ghost mask equipped.

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64-Bit, Cross-Platform 3D Game Engine Developed by Oxide Games for Strategy PC / Console Games

Oxide Games has announced today their arrival to the game industry. Oxide is put together from developers out of Firaxis, Microsoft, and Stardock who have created Nitrous. Nitrous is a game engine for console and PC strategy games and has been developed in alliance with NVidia, Intel, and AMD as well. You can find more information about Oxide Games on their newly launched Official Oxide Games Website. Beyond that, stay tuned to RealGamerNewz as we bring you more about Nitrous and what it means to gaming.

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RTX 2013: Halo Xbox One News, Halo 3 PC Announcement or Halo 2 Anniversary Reveal?

RTX or Rooster Teeth Expo starts on July 5th, but the Halo 343 Industries Panel doesn’t start till July 6th where we will “Get an exclusive first look at 343’s next Halo announcement!”. This could mean several things, could we be getting information about 343 Industries next installment in the Halo franchise? Could the heavily rumored Halo 3 PC finally be released as all indications point to Certain Affinity to be developing it?

Or could we be getting a Halo 2 Anniversary for the XBOX One? My bet is on a Halo 3 PC announcement as there is a lot information that proves Halo 3 for PC on Steam exists. Back in February a NeoGaf user found a whole range of games that were supposedly coming to Steam in the future, one of those was Halo 3. A few months later, AMD released one of their drivers for their GPU’s and Halo 3 popped up again. There is even a Halo 3 Steam group on the Steam community page. Another source from 4chan gives a compelling case why Halo 3 will arrive on PC in the future, they quote on quote state:

  • “The servers for Halo 2 Windows Vista are being replaced
  • Game for Windows Live will be removed from Halo 2 for Windows Vista.
  • Halo 2 will drop Windows Vista and appear on iOS.
  • The Halo trilogy (Halo: Combat Evolved, a fixed version of Halo 2, and Halo 3) will be available on Steam”

Certain Affinity, a third party developer for 343 Industries was asked on Twitter, “If they were working on Halo 3 for PC”, their response was, “We plead the 5th ;)”. Obviously referring to the 5th Amendment but curiously not giving a definitive no and using a wink emoticon just to make us that much more curiously.

And lastly there is some leaked Halo 3 PC footage that was uploaded on June 26th. This video could easily be fake but the timing of the mouse and keyboard seem to indicate he is using a Mouse/KB. Interesting enough though, he showed a new map called Forge Globe in the Map menu. We’ll have to wait and see on July 6th at RTX to find out what 343 Industries/Certain Affinity are planning.

 

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RGN Daily News #39: Digital Brings New Golden Age of Gaming

In this podcast me and the Editor-In-Chief of RealGamerNewz.com Jon Ireson sat down to put together RGN Daily News #39 which focuses on the rebirth of video game entertainment back to the golden days when there were more good games than you had time to choose from.

Main Topics:

-Proof Digital Games Are Better and Cheaper

-PlayStation 4 Technology Overview

-Activision Working on $20 NEW IP’s for Next Gen

-Hotline Miami Is An Example Of Good Things To Come

-10/10 Game for $9.99 on PS3 & PS Vita

-Digital Brings New Golden Age of Gaming

Extra Topics Include:

-Sony Using FreeBSD Linux (Unix)

-What this means for gamers

-Sony and AMD Made their own graphics driver

-8 Cores Jaguar

-8 GB RAM

-4K VIDEO OUTPUT FOR MOVIES

-UPSCALING FOR GAMES IN FUTURE? POSSIBLY NOT, BUT STILL A POTENTIAL

-Removable Laptop Hard Drive

 

-Sony PlayStation Network 2.0

-Indie-friendly Game Store with Some Amount of Self-Publishing

-PlayStation Cloud Instant Full Game Trials

-Download Games While Playing Them

-Pause Games by Powering Off

-Automatic Gameplay Video Encoding/Decoding for Seamless Livestreaming and Rendering of Gameplay Footage.

-Play Any Region PS4 Game Anywhere In the World

-Import-friendly

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Crytek and AMD Reveal Project Phoenix Tech Demo

Crysis 3 developer Crytek and next-generation graphics processing unit manufacturer AMD have come together to reveal the following footage which was taken off-camera of the Project Phoenix Tech Demo. This footage was recorded in a behind-closed-doors session at the Game Developer Conference 2013 which took place earlier this year.

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