LOWEST TESTED SPECS
Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
Intel Dual Core 2.4 GHZ or AMD Dual Core 2.6 GHZ, or better
2GB System RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce 8600 GT 512MB RAM
or AMD Radeon™ HD 3400 512MB RAM
LOW RECOMMENDED SPECS
Windows 7/Vista/XP PC (32 or 64 bit)
Intel Dual Core 3GHz or AMD equivalent
3GB System RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce 450 512MB RAM
or AMD Radeon™ HD 4870 512MB RAM
HIGH RECOMMENDED SPECS
Windows 7/Vista (32 or 64 bit)
Intel i7 Quad Core 2.8Ghz or AMD equivalent
3GB System RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce 480 1GB RAM
or AMD Radeon™ HD 5870 1GB RAM
HIGHEST TESTED SPECS
Windows 7/Vista (64 bit)
Intel i7 3930K 6 Core x 3.06 GHZ
or AMD FX8150 8 Core x 3.6 GHZ
16GB System RAM
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 680 2GB RAM
or AMD Radeon™ HD 7970 3GB RAM
HDD Space: 35 GB
Sound Card: 100% Direct X 9.0 compatible – Direct X 9.0 compatible supporting Dolby Digital Live
Initial activation requires internet connection and a valid Rockstar Social Club account (13+ to register); Online play requires log-in to Rockstar Social Club (13+); software installation required including GameShield® IronWrap®; DirectX and Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 SP1 Redistributable Package (x86).
Please refer to your hardware manufacturer and www.rockstargames.com/support for current compatibility information. Some system components such as mobile chipsets, integrated, and AGP graphics cards may be incompatible. Unlisted specifications may not be supported by publisher.
PC Gamer notes a Tweet by notch on the success of Mojang's sensational debut: "Minecraft has now sold six million copies." According to the Minecraft Website that total is up to 6,007,524 as of this writing.
The Bethesda Blog has word that mounted combat will come to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim in a version 1.6 patch coming to the RPG sequel soon. This is available right now as a beta on Steam for those looking to get a jump. They offer these notes for the upcoming patch: Continue here to read the full story.
The Hi-Rez Forums have word that to celebrate passing the half-million fan threshold on Facebook, a double XP weekend is now underway in Tribes Ascend, their multiplayer shooter remake. Here's word:
You can play on any existing public or custom server between Friday, May 25th at 10:00am EST through Tuesday, May 29th at 10am EST and you will receive twice the base experience per match.
The double XP event will apply to servers worldwide.
All players are eligible for the Double XP event whether or not they are fans of the Tribes: Ascend Facebook page.
The promotion applies only to base XP. It does not apply to other XP sources such as Accolades or First Win of The Day.
The promotion applies to public servers and custom servers that exist as of Friday, May 25th at 10:00am EST. The promotion does not apply to any Custom Server created or made active after the start of the event.
Players with VIP status and/or an active XP boosts will receive those bonuses in addition to the double XP.
Funcom announces a new July 3rd launch date for The Secret World, with Early Access starting June 29th, a slight delay for their MMORPG that was last expected on June 19th. Word is: "The new launch date places The Secret World in a more positive launch window which will benefit the launch of the game." They also announce details on a third beta weekend for the game titled "Hell Raised" that will be conducted beginning on June 15th and a final event to follow the week after that:
Funcom today announced that the company has made a small adjustment to the release date for The Secret World. Due to market reasons, the ship date has been moved by two weeks to July 3rd, with Early Access starting June 29th. The new launch date places The Secret World in a more positive launch window which will benefit the launch of the game.
We are also excited to share with you the dates and content of the remaining Beta Weekends!
The third Beta Weekend, titled 'Hell Raised', will begin on June 15th and run until June 17th. In this Beta Weekend players will be able to experience the Illuminati and Dragon starter experiences as well as the Templar experience. Players will also get to leave Kingsmouth and venture into the massive region known as Savage Coast, where they will soon find that the very gates of hell itself have opened up! This will allow players to experience the epic 'Hell Raised' dungeon where you will have to battle the demons of hell itself!
The prototype is running in the Google Chrome store so that we can produce these prototypes quickly. The actual game that we are planning to make will not require Google Chrome in any way shape or form. We said this in the audio, but just in case you cheated and didn’t listen to it, we thought it best to make sure you understand this. No game engine has been confirmed on what our real game will use. We are still researching and decided on all that.
This trailer shows off "Massive Air Combat" in PlanetSide 2, SOE's upcoming MMOFPS sequel. If you love the smell of napalm in the morning, then you will love the Wagner soundtrack, as well as, well, the smell of napalm. Continue here to read the full story.
This trailer offers a quick look at some of the advanced lighting techniques in Arma 3, Bohemia Interactive's upcoming military shooter sequel. This offers a particular focus on details of the game's day/night cycle. There's also a Report In! profile on their webisite introducing Pavel Guglava, the Lead Artist on the game (thanks Slippery_Jim). Continue here to read the full story.
This trailer is a live-action movie promoting Metro: Last Light, the upcoming first-person shooter. The clip is set in 2013 Moscow, which has apparently gone back in time, and sets the stage for the game with scenes of crowds who obviously did not read the Hitchhiker's Guide from the amount of panic they display. Continue here to read the full story.
MrsBlue managed to get a flight booked yesterday afternoon, and finally arrived home around 2:00 am this morning. This caps off what has been a stressful week here, which I look forward to putting behind us. Our plans for the weekend, which is Memorial Day in these parts, are still confusing at best, but at least we'll be able to sort through that better now too.