Assassin's Creed IV's Fancy New Smoke Will Probably Get You Killed

The latest patch for Assassin’s Creed IV on PC added support for some fancy PhysX particle effects, which includes smoke. Lots of smoke.

2014's Laptops, Ultrabooks And Hybrids: What Should We Expect?

Let’s pull out the roadmaps, look at the trends and gauge how developments in processors, display and operating systems are shaping the slimmer, faster, more power-efficient laptops of 2014. UPDATED

Nvidia's Shield Can Now Stream PC Games At 1080p To Your TV

I’m beginning to wonder why Nvidia included a screen on its Shield gaming handheld. I’ve barely looked at it in over a month, thanks to the Android handheld’s GameStream console mode, and now that it can stream games from my PC to the TV at 1080p? I might never open it again.

Now Nvidia's Shield Is A Set-Top PC Game Streaming Machine

Starting today, Nvidia’s Shield Android gaming console adds the ability to stream gameplay from a gaming PC to your television set. It’s incredibly cool. Want to see?

PC Game Capture And Streaming Built Right In

The latest version of Nvidia’s Geforce Experience launches today, adding ShadowPlay game footage capture and streaming that uses the built-in video encoder on every GTX graphics chip to take the weight off of the CPU. Check out the Batman: Arkham Origins gameplay we capped with it over the weekend.

Nvidia Is Changing The Way We Display, Stream And Capture PC Games

Say goodbye to V-sync, uninstall your bootleg copy of FRAPS and reconsider picking up one of Nvidia’s Shield handhelds. During its “The Way It’s Meant To Be Played” event in Montreal today, Nvidia unveiled a trio of technologies that could make its video cards an indispensable part of any PC gaming rig.

Nvidia Demos Expanded Developer Toolset: FlameWorks, Flex, GI Works

Today I got a sneak peek at some of the graphics tech we’ll see in next year’s games. That came in the form of new Nvidia GameWorks dev tools — its visual and simulation SDKs, algorithms and libraries designed to push the limits of Windows and Android gaming. What’s new: advances for in-game fire, smoke, physics and lighting effects. Take a look…

Mad Catz's Ouya-Killer Priced, Dated And Potentially Deadly

At $US249.99, Mad Catz’s M.O.J.O. Android micro-console will cost two and a half times more than the Ouya when it’s released December 10. It’ll also be six times as powerful with the potential to stream games from your PC to your television set, so I’d say it evens out.

Nvidia: PC Graphics Will Always Beat Consoles

“It’s no longer possible for a console to be a better or more capable graphics platform than the PC.” Those fighting words come courtesy of Tony Tamasi, Nvidia’s Senior Vice President of Content and Technology, in a new interview with Australian PC PowerPlay.

Nvidia's Tegra Note Platform Is The Shield Without All The Shield Bits

Nvidia’s portable gaming system is neat, but there are several things it does — playing media, running games in portrait mode — that could be handled better by a similarly-powered tablet. The Tegra Note platform is that tablet.