Beyond Co-Op - October 13th through October 19th, 2013
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Beyond Co-Op - October 13th through October 19th, 2013

NVidia is changing the game.

Welcome to Beyond Co-Op, the weekly news piece which looks at interesting happenings around the gaming industry. This week we see the end of a certain online service, the announcement of a new game in the 4X genre, and NVIDIA announcing a host of new things.

Batman: Arkham Asylum and City Saves Wiped As Games for Windows Live Ends
Stardock Announces Galactic Civilizations III
G-SYNC Changes How Games are Displayed on PCs
Madden and NBA 2k14 Next-Gen Clips

Batman: Arkham Asylum Saves Wiped As Games for Windows Live Ends

Both games are being transferred to Steam as Microsoft ends the Games for Windows LIVE service at the end of the year. While Steam will be patched in, the result of doing so will wipe your saved game progress from your PC. What does that mean? It means if you want to continue playing and are in the MIDDLE of a game, you better wrap things up.

Source: Polygon

 

Stardock Announces Galactic Civilizations III

Stardock have announced a new game in the Galactic Civilization series. The third game will feature full 64-bit support for "incomparable scale" as well as an overhauled ship builder, political intrigue, and multiplayer. You can pre-order the game now from their website and get beta access as well as a host of other goodies.

 

G-SYNC Changes How Games are Displayed on PCs

Time to get techy for a bit. NVidia have announced a new monitor technology called G-Sync which aims to get rid of screen tearing and the needs to have V-Sync in games causing the loss of frames. In doing so they will also virtually eliminate any input lag making gaming on monitors a smooth and beautiful affair. The technology will begin to be seen in upcoming monitors from BENQ, Asus, and others later this year.

Source: NVidia


Madden and NBA 2k14 Next-Gen Clips

The next gen is always shown off best by sports game. It ties "real life" to the capability of the machine. Here's 2K's NBA game and EA's NFL game up for display.

 

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