So, an interesting headline about the Scorpio:
Huh. I suppose the dream of bumping games up to 1080p, 60FPS is dead, then. You get the standard 900p, 30ish on your regular Xbox One, or 4K 30ish on the Scorpio. That really seems like a missed opportunity; I wonder how many people even have 4K TVs these days. I mean, obviously that number will rise as the years go on and 4K makes 1080p obsolete, but these are still TVs we're talking about; people tend to buy them and stick with them for years. I have no intention of upgrading my 1080p TV any time soon, and I must have had it for... God, seven or eight years, at least. When did I get so old?
- Nier Automata looks amazing:
- Sony is making an
ice cream blaster 'PS VR Aim Controller'. I guess it's two Move controllers built into one plastic thing for shootybang times in VR games; designed specifically for the game Farpoint but I imagine you'll be able to use it with other things. Remember big dumb plastic peripherals, you guys?
It’s going to have a full-fledged single-player mode. There will be several campaigns—each 10+ hours, the developers say—with top-down maps and even optional areas to explore. Your main character, who will vary depending on the story, will make decisions ranging from menial to significant, in true Witcher style.During a short demo of Gwent at an E3 presentation this afternoon, CD Projekt Red showed off an early section of this new campaign. The premise: Geralt is working as an escort for a group of mercenaries, and they find that one of their men has been slaughtered, apparently by a demon. After some dialogue, they go off into the world, which is a simple cel-shaded map with a top-down 2D perspective. In the demo, Geralt and crew decided to ignore the main path and instead explore a nearby ruin, where they’re rewarded with a card that they can use in future battles.Combat encounters, as you might expect, play out via Gwent matches. Different enemies will have different gimmicks based on their characters, their abilities, or even the weather.
Karolina Stachyra, writer of the Bloody Baron questline in the main game, is working on Gwent. Yespls.