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  1. AlphaAtlas

    Unreal Engine is Getting Destructable Environment Support

    High-quality destructible environments seem like something that should be standard in 2019, but even today, it's a relatively rare thing to find in a game. It was a headlining feature Red Faction: Guerilla back in 2009, and a prominent feature in the recently released Crackdown 3, but detailed...
  2. AlphaAtlas

    Skyrim Multiplayer Mod Accused of Stealing Code

    Skyrim's extensive modding community has added almost everything you can imagine, and more, to Bethesda's single-player RPG, but there's one particular feature they've always struggled with: multiplayer. Neither Elder Scrolls Online nor Fallout 76 quite scratches that "I want to mess around in...
  3. AlphaAtlas

    ZDNet Analyzes the Windows 10 Update Schedule

    Microsoft recently released code from the Windows 10 2020 H1 branch to testers last month, which left many wondering why Microsoft wasn't releasing code from the 19H1 update. Some thought Microsoft might be moving to one Windows 10 feature update per year, while others thought the marriage of...
  4. AlphaAtlas

    Obsidian Talks About the Style and Setting of The Outer Worlds

    While reading reviews about and commentary on Fallout 76, one of the most common opinions I run into is "We just want more Fallout: New Vegas." In other words, it seems that many players crave the stories and character-based worldbuilding that the single player Fallout experiences delivered, and...
  5. AlphaAtlas

    Unreal Engine 4.22 Preview Adds Support for DirectX Raytracing

    Thanks to Fortnite, as well as the many other PC and console titles developed on the platform, Unreal Engine is one of the most widely used game engines on Earth. Epic Games just released a preview build of the engine, and among numerous other features and fixes, this one includes support for...
  6. AlphaAtlas

    Ubisoft Partners With Mozilla For Bug-Fixing AI

    Ubisoft and Mozilla jointly announced that they're incorporating a bug fixing AI into their development workflows. "Clever-Commit," as they call it, is based on the "Commit Assistant" AI that Ubisoft La Forge showed off in March 2018, but now Ubisoft says they're starting to deploy the software...
  7. cageymaru

    How Hit Registration Mechanics Work in Hunt Showdown

    The Hunt Showdown developers have penned a highly technical article called "The State of Hit Registration in Hunt" that explains how hit registration works in Hunt and video games in general. They describe in great detail how network latency in the client and server relationship can create shot...
  8. AlphaAtlas

    The Making of Metro Exodus

    Ukranian game developer 4A Games is posting a series of videos on the production of their upcoming survival FPS, Metro Exodus. The first episode, which was released earlier this year, covers the background and inspiration for Metro Exodus. The second part of the series, which was just uploaded...
  9. cageymaru

    Intel to Spend Billions on New Chip Factory Expansion in Oregon

    Intel is preparing to start construction on an expansion to its Oregon research factory known as D1X in June. D1X is Intel's most advanced research facility where technology developed there is duplicated at other Intel facilities worldwide. The expansion is likely due to Intel adopting extreme...
  10. cageymaru

    Google Buys Fossil Group Smartwatch Technology for $40 Million

    Google has entered into a deal with Fossil Group to purchase its smartwatch technology that is still in development. The internet giant has also purchased the R&D teams directly involved with developing the secretive technology. Fossil Group will retain 200 members of its R&D team that aren't...
  11. AlphaAtlas

    Unity Gets in a Spat With SpatialOS Developers

    Improbable Game's SpatialOS Engine and cloud service are behind a number of promising, upcoming MMOs, including Worlds Adrift , Mavericks: Proving Grounds, an MMOFPS called Scavengers, and a mysterious project from Runescape developers Jagex. But yesterday, Improbable released a statement saying...
  12. cageymaru

    AMD Is Developing a DXR Capable GPU and More Third Generation AMD Ryzen News

    During an interview with Mark Hachman of PCWorld, AMD president and CEO Dr. Lisa Su acknowledged AMD is "deep in development" of a GPU with real-time ray tracing (DXR) capabilities. She explained that building a development ecosystem was important as "development is concurrent between hardware...
  13. DooKey

    F-35 Program Cutting Corners to “Complete” Development

    The Center for Defense Information at the Project On Government Oversight (POGO) has obtained a document that shows how problems with the F-35 are being recategorized instead of being fixed. They say this is because the program office needs to show that development of the F-35 is over so they...
  14. R

    Apple's Plans For Delaying Features To Focus On Security Detailed

    Last month we reported on how Apple plans to delay new iOS features to instead focus on security and performance. Today Bloomberg has detailed some of the upcoming plans. Instead of keeping to an annual schedule, Apple plans to focus on the next two years of iOS updates. While there will still...
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