Fans eager to see what Atlanta-based Hi-Rez Studios is doing to the Tribes franchise should head for QuakeCon in Dallas August 4 through 7, where Tribes: Ascend will be available in playable form, with closed beta keys up for grabs.
Tribes: Ascend Makes Its Playable Debut At QuakeCon 2011
Trending Stories Right Now
Earlier this year, Nvidia unveiled a showcase of real-time ray-tracing using Phasma and some Stormtroopers from the Star Wars franchise. At their conference in Gamescom this year, they showcased the same ray-tracing demo - but instead of running off four Volta-powered GPUs, it was powered by a single Turing-powered GPU.
One of the best things about the CD-ROM era was that it was a great promotional tool. And the best kind of promotions were free games. Specifically. free games with food.