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The Witcher 3 Next Gen Update: three months on, I’m still not convinced

CDPR is future-proofing its flagship games, but at a cost to today’s players. ^ Stay tuned for our full video appraisal of The Witcher 3’s current state, full of glorious ultrawide footage! The best bit of PC gaming is having the speed and power to be able to whack everything on Ultra and marvel as your rig effortlessly spits out a silky-smooth rendition of whatever game it is, with graphical features activated that would make the latest consoles wave a little white flag and melt into a puddle of liquid convenience. The worst bit is when you can’t whack everything…

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The Witcher 3 Next-Gen Upgrade: Should I Choose Raytracing or Performance?

It’s a long-awaited upgrade, but now console players are faced with a stark choice. ^Stay tuned for our video comparison of The Witcher 3’s new raytracing and performance modes. The Witcher 3’s next gen update, or “current gen update” if you’re one of the extremely well-adjusted people who keeps screaming about the PS6 not being announced yet whenever someone says “next gen”, is finally here after what feels like approximately two years since its announcement (it feels like that because it is that). It is, as you rightly suspect, a refinement of something that was already beautiful. We’re talking nips…

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A new mod adding raytracing to Half-Life looks nice, not just shiny

These days, you can’t shake a stick without bouncing brown beams around the room. Raytracing has been a hot high-end graphics trend for a few years, with new games boasting support for the complex lighting simulators and old games being retrofitted with shine. This year, a new Half-Life mod will add raytracing support to Valve’s seminal shooter, and even as someone usually perfectly happy with old games looking old, I think it doesn’t look half-bad. See for yourself in the new video, below. Read more

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Minecraft for Windows 10 now officially supports ray-tracing

Managed to snag yourself one of those fancy new Nvidia 30-series cards? Looking for something to really put it through its paces? Well, lucky for you, graphical powerhouse Minecraft has finally taken its RTX ray-tracing support out of open beta. Now, anyone and everyone can give the block-busting builder a ridiculously shiny makeover, assuming their PC is packing the power to run it. (more…)