This Month On Edge
The things that caught our eye during the production of E295
When we weren’t doing everything else, we were thinking about stuff like this
While AMD and Nvidia have traditionally gone head to head with each new generation of graphics cards, the advent of VR has seen the two PC behemoths’ strategies diverge. Nvidia’s first two VR-ready offerings, the GTX 1080 and 1070, dramatically undercut last year’s £900 Titan X, but the flagship card still costs north of £500. The 4GB version of Radeon RX 480, meanwhile, costs just $200 (around £140). Built on AMD’s new Polaris architecture, the card puts out five teraflops of computational power compared to the respective six and nine of the 1070 and 1080, but with such a low price it should help to take the sting out of investing in a VR setup.
Ad block Nintendo could learn from Mojang’s stance on corporate promotions All neon like Björk ushers in the future with the world’s first VR club night Next gender You can switch sex in The Sims 4 update Event horizon Segueing between Doom’sDoom’ classic secret areas and modern levels shows stirring progress
Extinguished Project Spark’s light goes out as Microsoft compensates players Force 10 A note to the Windows 10 upgrade team: ‘no’ really means ‘no’ Slipped disc drive History will not judge backpack PCs leniently Videogame nasties The Division, Centipede, Missile Command: wake us when Hollywood gets over its game obsession
@Disney, now you’re not making games, please sell me my Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion IP. I’ll pay real actual money for them. Ron Gilbert @grumpygamer Creator, Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion I have received loads of death threats this week, but don’t worry, Hello Games now looks like the house from Home Alone.
Sean Murray @NoMansSky Managing director, Hello Games I deeply regret wasting my twelve-thousandth tweet. OH WELL – happy 12K to me. Next up: DreamfallChapters news. WOOOOO! Ragnar Tørnquist @ragso Game designer, Red Thread Games Just add “Fucked Up” after the “Super” in any SNES game title to make it amazing.
Steve Gaynor @fullbright Game designer, The Fullbright Company