Women Take Over Consoles
42 percent of respondents who stated they had an Xbox or Playstation identified as women in a recent study by the Pew Research Center. The is five percent more than the 37 percent who identified as men. It seems that woman currently have the lead in console ownership. Overall, it seems that four in ten Americans have a console. All of these stats come from the demographic of technology survey. You can read more by following the link below.
Weather Effects in Fallout 4 Screenshots
In a recent blog post, Bethesda showed off some gorgeous picture of weather effects in Fallout 4. These screenshots are said to be a product of enhancements to Bethesda’s Creation Engine using a technique that runs on a GPU and leverages hardware tessellation. You can see screenshots of the weather effects released by Bethesda by following the link below.
“We want objects and characters in the world to feel tactile and grounded, and a big part of that is ensuring that these materials are distinct–that metal reflects light in a distinct manner from wood, for example,” Bethesda said.
Here are a list of enhancements to the Creation Engine:
- Tiled Deferred Lighting
- Temporal Anti-Aliasing
- Screen Space Reflections
- Bokeh Depth of Field
- Screen Space Ambient Occlusion
- Height Fog
- Motion Blur
- Filmic Tonemapping
- Custom Skin and Hair Shading
- Dynamic Dismemberment using Hardware Tessellation
- Volumetric Lighting
- Gamma Correct Physically Based Shading
New Kingdom Hearts Screenshots
New screenshots have emerged from Square Enix for the upcoming Kingdom Hearts games. A screenshot from Kingdom Hearts 3 shows Sora, Goofy and Donal riding a Shooting Ride attraction. A Dream Drop Distance HD screen shot shows Micky, Kairi, Riku and Roxas in battle stances. And the final shot fro Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep shows King Mickey, Riku and Kairi talking with Yen Sid.
League of Legends Is Getting a Big Update
League of Legends is getting its largest update yet this 2016 season. From an announcement on the League of Legends home page, players can start to view all the upcoming updates. Here are a few items to highlight:
- New items
- More Customization
- Refactor mastery system
- Champ selection – player will be able to select two positions
- Crafting and social features
- Dynamic Ranked groups
There are many more updates to accompany these, so be sure to check out the official League of Legends Season Update page.