Cuphead Wins Big At The Game Awards

As mentioned earlier in the week Cuphead was up for three nominations at The Game Awards, and took home three wins. They won:

  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Independent Game
  • Best Debut Indie Game

It was even recongnized by Canada's Prime Minister:

A big congratulations to all the nominations, and winners. While Warframe was nominated for Best Ongoing Game, last years Game of the Year Overwatch took home the prize for that.

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For Honor Getting Patched For Xbox One X

For Honor will join the growing list of Xbox One X compatible games, as the game got patched last week. You can download the free update right now, and check out the notes below.

4K Rendering

Xbox One X graphics are rendered at 4K. This will bring you a much sharper image on a 4K TV. We are using a real-time variable resolution (up to 4K-2160p) coupled with hardware scaling that output to TV resolution. With the scaling, even lower resolution HDTV's will notice a better overall definition.

Improved shadow resolution

Shadows on Xbox One X will have a better definition.

Improved level of detail distances

Far away environment objects will be rendered with a higher definition.

Improved water using Screen-Space Reflections

Many water surfaces will now show dynamic reflections.

Far Cry 5 Delayed

Ubisoft announced that Far Cry 5 has been delayed. Originally set for February 27th, 2018 the open world first person shooter will not be hitting PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC March 27th, 2018.

Ubisoft also delayed The Crew 2 in the same announcement and discussed the reason for the delay (from Gamespot):

"According to Ubisoft, this is because the publisher is "investing more time in the development" of these games. "This decision is in line with our strategic vision of developing even more engaging and higher quality experiences for gamers," said Christine Burgess-Quémard, Ubisoft's worldwide studios executive director. "Taking more time with Assassin's Creed Origins enabled our talented development team to fully express their creative vision. As expected, this had a very positive impact on the game’s quality and largely participated to its commercial success. Taking a similar approach, we have decided to invest additional development time in three upcoming games.”"

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