Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition: Ansel, Performance and Mods

Final Fantasy XV has finally arrived on Windows in its final state, along with an additional pack for console users (Royal Edition) containing a completely remade Chapter 14 and a few special additions along the playthrough. What PC gamers were fearing before the final release was a poor optimization with mediocre performance despite the time they took to polish it, but owning the game myself and running it on a 3yo system I can say Square Enix did exactly what we were promised in the beginning: they allowed older computers to handle it better than any other port from console, although they had to release a new patch afterwards in order to fix incompatibilities with AMD Phenom processors.

A bunch of general problematics still stand today in most cases, however, but no other update has been posted since March.

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Tomb Raider 2018 Movie VS 2013 Game

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The new Tomb Raider movie with Alicia Vikander as lead character, inspired by the video game series released in 2013 by Square Enix and developed by Crystal Dynamics, is officially available in our theatres since March 15th. Many are the feedbacks related to this live action and although the majority of comments posted were not exactly reassuring, I usually try to think with my own head and see things for myself before expressing any sort of judgement.

Is it good? Is it bad? Is it worth it? In this article I will compare a few scenes from the movie and the game itself, thus I highly suggest you to not proceed with the reading if you still intend to watch it (unless you don’t mind getting spoiled).

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Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition – Release Date, Benchmark and overview

Happy (belated) 2018 everyone! I owe you an apology for the lack of updates in December, sadly real life got in the middle between the Holidays and personal commitments. However, yesterday morning I woke up with a bunch of incredible news regarding the Windows Edition of Final Fantasy XV, such as the awaited release date, official requirements and general informations. I thought that would be quite a nice way to start a new year on the blog, especially considering I’ve been fairly obsessed with this RPG for quite some time now! 😀

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Black Friday Gaming Deals

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The well awaited Black Friday is right around the corner and the majority of stores is already offering tons of pre-event discounts. If you were planning to get some new titles to play during your Christmas break, computer parts or even a brand new laptop/PC, this might be your chance to find the best gaming deals for a good price.

Ready to write down your shopping list? Let’s go!

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IT 2017: From the VR Cinematic Experience to the Mini Game

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IT, or Pennywise the clown has come back to scare us all, now with a completely new appearence that differs quite a lot from the iconic 1990 movie (featuring a great Tim Curry as protagonist) and has taken the spotlight with Bill Skarsgård’s e(pic)vil smile and acting skills. It all started with a terrifying VR Cinematic Experience, which gave us a good insight of what we could expect from the movie itself. No official video game has been announced for this cult, but HeroGollum created a first person mini game and released it on GameJolt.

Are you ready to float? 🎈

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Final Fantasy XV: Windows Edition – What we know so far

As many of us already anticipated, the PC version of Final Fantasy XV has been announced at Gamescom this summer and it is scheduled for early 2018. The game is already listed officially on Steam, Origin and Microsoft and we might have an idea of what we should expect from it in terms of technology and special additions.

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The Art Of Gaming: Second Life

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Welcome back everyone! This new series will highlight the creative aspect of specific titles and the incredible things you can do with them. The art of gaming is quite a widespread theme nowadays and one of the many protagonists of this form is Linden Lab‘s virtual world Second Life.

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Skyrim Best ENBs

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The Skyrim series continues, one of the most played video games of all times that will most likely never get old. I’ve talked about visuals and general graphics in many articles by now, this time I want to create a helpful list with the best ENBs for The Elder Scrolls V, Special Edition included! Needless to say this is for PC players only, since you can’t install this kind of enhancements on console.

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Garry’s Mod: Addons, Best Maps and Ultra Graphics

Today I bring you a new overview regarding this well known Half-Life 2 standalone expansion, sharing my recent experience and discoveries with you guys. Keep reading if you want to know more about my suggested addons for Garry’s Mod, personal selection of what I consider the best released maps on Steam and how to get ultra graphics for a more realistic immersion and beautiful visuals.

For more details about this game and its most popular multiplayer modes check this article from last year.

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Gaming Charity for Cancer Research

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Last year I posted an article about AbleGamers Charity, explaining how helpful video games have proven to be for people affected by disability and thus unable to do even the smallest things in real life. Today I want to talk about Gaming Charity for Cancer Research, since this project has grown quite a lot in the past few years thanks to the most recent technology and social media.

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