Update: Vive Pro Announced, Built In Sound, 2K Per Eye, Wireless Sold Separately:
Below is a rumor post from before the announcement of the Vive Pro which contained rumors that the device would use 4K per Eye graphics technology. We now have the full announcement officially letting us know the following specs of the Vive Pro.
4K Graphics, but 2K Per Eye, Not what we expected but still a 37% increase in graphics capability – and rumored to get rid of “the screen door effect” by using a resolution of 2880 x 1600 per eye. The screens will now be OLED screens. Pixel Density is 615 pixels which is a 70% increase above the original Vive screens.
Sadly, Wireless will be sold separately still, although HTC did announce an Official Vive Wireless Adapter for both the HTC Vive and Vive Pro. For the first time, sound is built-in! The latest Vive controllers are expected to be included. It appears that foot tracking we wanted so badly to happen in a re-bundle of Vive just isn’t quite there yet either. While Lighthouse 2.0 technology is used for the Trackers that come with Vive Pro, a step up from Vive original trackers, the custom trackers we mentioned being crucial to open world gaming in our Vive 2 article will not be included. Despite not being quite what was expected, overall Vive Pro looks great and seeks to keep innovation going in the VR Gaming market.
Rebellion has announced that the highly acclaimed Sniper Elite series has been put up for a massive discount through the Humble Bundle which benefits developers and gives gamers the option to also donate to their charity of choice while bundling up games together that aren’t normally available at such a low cost. The Zombie Army Trilogy is also available for just $11.24 providing Sniper Elite: Nazi Zombie Army 1, 2, and 3 all in one neat package. Some other Rebellion titles including Battle Zone and Target Hitler are available at discount as well.
Humble Store is a respected PC Gaming marketplace which was created as a way to give gamers massive discounts on games while also promoting charity, game developer recognition, and themed game discovery of both indies and major titles. The Humble Bundle is a series of themed deals presented in this manner and led to the establishment of the Humble Store. Steam keys are provided with Humble Bundle sales these days, and at times additional DRM-Free versions of games are still distributed as direct downloads.
If you’re still on the fence about this week’s Humble Bundle check out some of our Reviews from this series:
An invitational tournament cup commencing this Thursday May 4, 2017 will feature 128 live-streamers from around the world in a PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds bracket of epic proportions. Each region plays three matches leading up to the final three match event which will all be tracked and totaled factoring out the top players who can be named champions. Bluehole, Inc. has remained vigilant in their stance of keeping the connection running smoothly during matches, stating “all participants can play on servers with the least ping possible, and to ensure as fair a match as possible for all involved.”
The event will benefit a charity selected by the developer, “We have chosen Gamers Outreach as our first charity, as the work they do to provide equipment, technology, and software to help kids cope with treatment inside hospitals is something I think is well worth supporting.”
The developer announced that this Invitational Battlegrounds Charity Event had raised $123,559 which the developer will match totaling the amount given to charity at $247,118.
Developer Quote: “In celebration of reaching 2 million games sold, Bluehole will be matching every dollar contributed up to $100,000! Help unlock these funds by spreading the word and making a donation to the campaign!”
“Today, I am delighted to announce we will be continuing to help those that need it with PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, and are hosting our first charity invitational next week, on Thursday May 4th. We have chosen Gamers Outreach as our first charity, as the work they do to provide equipment, technology, and software to help kids cope with treatment inside hospitals is something I think is well worth supporting.”
Thursdays at 8PM Eastern K Murdock (Producer of Forever Famicom) and MegaRan (Hip Hop Artist of Final Fantasy VII: Black Materia) come together to speak on the week in gaming, video game-based hip hop news, and in addition to their opinions on the industry also provide a deeper look into the vibe behind the creation of their music while answering questions from the fans.
Last week, they answered questions about their favorite Final Fantasy titles and whether or not they’d ever consider going over to the dark side of PC Gaming since the pair are mainly on consoles currently. That produced some interesting discussion indeed. The only problem with The Manual is that I’m always forgetting to check it out at the right timing live, so what I did is I set an alarm on my phone to remind me. There’s a Dash Radio app as well for Android (and can be side-loaded onto Fire OS) plus the iOS AppStore if you’re into the iPhone craze still.
The Manual is hosted specifically on the Multiplayer Network channel within Dash Radio, presented by Gunnar Optiks. You can listen in from a desktop computer, laptop, or mac easily too. K Murdock and MegaRan do a good job of keeping a theme going with each segment of the show, and provide music that backs up that theme while discussing their thoughts at hand revolving around sometimes light, sometimes heavy, and usually fun topics that could make you laugh or make the day go by a little better. At the end of the day, we are all in it for the same thing and that’s gaming. So check them out if you get the chance.
Bring yourself back to the golden age of first person shooter gaming with Wickland for the Windows PC, currently 25% Off and fresh off the presses with a focus on the good times. Take a look below at the Official Wickland trailer if you don’t believe me.
We recently let you know that Cities XXL was heading to Steam and even with a 50% discount pre-order campaign for existing Cities XL owners. Didn’t make that deal? Well that’s alright, you can still get the game with that discount if you’re a Cities XL owner and begin forming your own city with over 1000 buildings and structures, over 65 maps, and of course like the Cities franchise always brings to the table, lifelike graphics from a bird’s eye view (just take a gander at today’s trailer for more). Access to Steam Workshop mods community, Steam Achievements, Steam Cloud functionality, and Steam Trading Cards are included in Cities XXL as well.
Note: Cities XXL is for Windows PC only, and does not support Mac OS X nor Linux at this time.
Plus I heard you can totally play this one without waiting a year for updates / fixes (cough, cough). Unlike that OTHER city-building game out there! I’m just saying…
Pix The Cat is a straight up arcade maze game that expands further as players run through combo after combo and even further if they are able to partake in some local co-op, which was also offered up for play. In the following Video Review RealGamerNewz PR Editor Josh and myself (EIC Jon) jump into the game and there are some hilarious moments that might not be expected to take place. Danger, Will Robinson, there is a bit of mature language since Josh was playing while we Reviewed Pix The Cat and he just couldn’t contain himself.
Pix The Cat is available now on Steam, PS4, and Vita.
Over 500 Levels
Cannot run into walls
Fever Time Enemies
Combo Score Multiplier
Stun-shot White Egg Power Pickup
Mines Green Egg Power Pickup
Rocket Purple Egg Power Pickup
HD Video Review w/ Gameplay:
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Review Copy Info: Two digital copies of this game were provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for the purpose of this Review.
A Quick Twitch Battle Arena Arcade w/ Puzzles, Missiles, Cats?, and 4 player multiplayer over Steam, Pix The Cat is presented by Pastagames and Focus Home Interactive as something you have to actually see for yourself. Seriously, just watch the trailer. I don’t know what is going on, but I know I want a part of it. This came out on PS4 / Vita but from the looks of things will have a much more technologically superior feel to it, because as everyone knows when you release a PC game you either bring your A-Game or it’s Game Over.