horizon: zero dawn

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Best of 2020: Ghost of Tsushima, and Sherif’s other GOTY picks

It’s probably beyond trite at this point to say that 2020 has been a wild and weird year. This goes for most of us, but for me, games often existed in their own sphere, away from whatever real-world disasters have befallen us that year. That is to say, I usually have a pretty good idea what my game of the year is each year, well before we write these.I can’t emphatically champion any of the games I played in 2020, which is rare for me. But I can tell you that I enjoyed my time the most with Ghost of…

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Our Top 10 Black Friday Gaming Deals 2020

After weeks and weeks of build up, we are now at the height of Black Friday. The zenith, the very peak of this strange and wondrous annual event, where the savings rain down from on high and the stocks are forever running low. To celebrate, we’ve put together a list of our own Top Ten Black Friday offers – a collection decided not with our calculators, but with our hearts. If the sheer number of discounts on offer feels overwhelming, this is a great place to start. These deals are all US based. To see savings in GDP, head over to our…

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Horizon Zero Dawn set for GOG launch in a few days

By Alex Calvin, Friday, 20 November 2020 17:55 GMT The former PS4-exclusive is making the leap to a new store.Guerrilla Games’ Horizon Zero Dawn is launching on PC storefront GOG later this month.In a blog post, the CD Projekt-owned store said that Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition would be released on November 24. This version of the game comes with the base release, plus the Frozen Wilds expansion, in addition to a wealth of character cosmetics and a digital artbook.Horizon Zero Dawn initially launched as a PlayStation 4 exclusive back in 2017. In its first two years in the wild,…

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Horizon Zero Dawn PC patch fixes anisotropic filtering, more

By Stephany Nunneley, Wednesday, 4 November 2020 15:16 GMT A new patch for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC has been released.Patch 1.07 is now available for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC, and it fixes a few issues players have been experiencing.Thanks to the patch, anisotropic filtering now works correctly, and the mandatory/unskippable shader optimization step at first launch has been removed.Shaders are now pre-optimized in the game’s Main Menu, and can be skipped, and shaders are also optimized dynamically in-game.There are still a few known issues the Guerilla Games  is working on.These include the possibility of a higher amount of…

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Horizon Zero Dawn PC patch actually brings performance improvements

By Sherif Saed, Monday, 7 September 2020 11:38 GMT We have a new Horizon Zero Dawn PC patch, and it is more interesting than the last few.Guerrilla Games has deployed patch 1.04 for the PC version of Horizon Zero Dawn this morning. This week’s patch follows on from 1.03, released exactly a week ago.Alongside a host of yet more crash fixes, the new update actually tackles the game’s performance problems. It is a slight boost, according to the patch notes, but it’s the first attempt to address the game’s performance issues on PC.Guerrilla says CPU performance should be improved. Depending…

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Horizon Zero Dawn PC code shows signs of being a debug build

The Horizon Zero Dawn PC port launched a few days ago and fans have been wondering about why it crashes so often – one person took a closer look, and wasn’t happy with what they found. The news comes from Reddit, where an anonymous programmer shared their findings after investigating the game’s “dump files.”“So, as a programmer myself, I took the liberty to investigate the dump files myself,” they wrote. “Let’s say that the result is not very… promising.”The poster goes on to include an image of a line from the game’s code, which was screenshotted at the exact point…

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Here’s some Horizon Zero Dawn PC gameplay

By Cian Maher, Wednesday, 5 August 2020 19:00 GMT The Horizon Zero Dawn PC port launches this Friday, August 7, and fans and critics alike are beyond impressed with how it looks so far. A recent thread over at ResetEra has collectsed a variety of the Horizon Zero Dawn PC gameplay videos from different games sites. The pretty much unanimous consensus is that it looks absolutely phenomenal, and that its visual fidelity is remarkably improved from the original game on PS4.You can check out the thread for yourself, or you can watch the video embedded below, which comes from our friends at…