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Fans Worry That Hard Reset Redux’s Graphics Have Been Downgraded

Posted on June 3, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Hard Reset

Flying Wild Hog’s upgraded and augmented version of their 2012 FPS Hard Reset hits Steam and other digital distribution platforms today but some fans are already scrutinizing the game.  Complaints have included accusations of blurry textures, missing lighting effects, ambient occlusion being disabled among other changes.

The source of this comparison is a 4 minute long YouTube video by Candyland where these changes are laid out using rather short gameplay segments. Some commenters have pointed out that the developers may have intended to remove or change certain features, like lighting effects, in the name of optimization and higher overall framerates.

Graphical tweaks aren’t the only changes that Hard Reset Redux has when compared with the original – a brand new weapon, the Cyber Katana is only included in this remaster. It also features a new dash mechanic allowing for quicker movement when dodging enemy attacks and different enemy placement to help the game’s overall pacing & difficulty level.

So has this cyberpunk shooter gone through a downgrade in its’ quest to become stronger, faster and better? Check out the comparison video in the embedded player below and let us know in the comments section!

Here are the minimum system requirements for Hard Reset Redux


    • OS: Windows XP or Later
    • Processor: 2.5 GHz Intel Pentium 4 / AMD Athlon 64
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce 8800GS / ATI Radeon HD 3870 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 5 GB available space



Twilight Princess HD: GameCube Vs. Remake Trailer

Posted on February 22, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

How does a game originally designed for hardware released nearly fifteen years ago fair against an updated version built for modern hardware? This is the question that the latest trailer for Twilight Princess HD asks as the Wii U and GameCube go head to head.

Nintendo’s 2006 GameCube swansong / Wii launch title The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess is about to make the jump to the 8th generation of consoles with the release of The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD for Wii U on March 2nd.

The GameCube version has a soft spot in heart, mostly because it kept the dungeon layouts in tact as they were intended and also maintained Link’s preference to wield a sword in his left hand. At the time the Wii version was really neat thanks to its sword motion controlled but it has been surpassed thanks to the nearly 1:1 accuracy of Skyward sword. Although some of the vibrancy of the GameCube version appears to have been lost in the HD update – it will be nice to play this game again with cleaned up textures and the original layouts!

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Which Driving Game Has The Best Graphics On PlayStation 4?

Posted on January 11, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Trick question: Which racing game on the PlayStation 4 has the best graphics? This is a question that might not have an actual quantifiable answer. Do you prefer the street racing neon infused style of the 2015 reboot of Need For Speed?  The faithful interior and exteriors lead by fan input of Project Cars? Or perhaps the jaw dropping visuals to be found in Sony’s 204 racer DriveClub?

YouTube Channel Racing Video Games poses this question to its’ subscribers with a purely in-game comparison video between Need for Speed 2015, DriveClub, The Crew and Project Cars – all running on the PlayStation 4 in 1080p.

Watching all of these games in action I couldn’t fault anyone for enjoying them, to be honest. Since this comparison is meant to strike up discussion it doesn’t rely on technical data like resolution, texture quality or frames per second. I found myself enthralled with reading the comments and watching players debate which franchise was your favorite.

Check out this 8 minute long video and decide for yourself.

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