Converting SDR games to HDR in real-time with AI
Nvidia is apparently making final tweaks to its new feature called the RTX TrueHDR, which can convert SDR games to HRD in real-time by using Tensor cores on its RTX graphics cards.
Geforce NOW getting G-SYNC, 24 new G-SYNC gaming monitors, displays and TVs, and more
In addition to its RTX 40 SUPER series lineup announcement at CES 2024, Nvidia also announced some other updates, including a list of games that will be getting RTX updates, including DLSS and/or ray tracing. Nvidia Geforce is also getting a few updates including G-Sync support, and Nvidia was keen to note that there are 24 new G-SYNC monitors, displays, and TVs coming soon.
Not as if he can play or update them now
Indie game Squid In A Box developer Rob Hale, who died in August, has left games on Steam as a free farewell gift.
Sid Meier warning
Speaking to the BBC on the 30th anniversary of his legendary Civilization game, US developer Sid Meier warned that if major companies continue to focus on monetisation or other things that are not gameplay-focused, they risk losing the audience.
It turns out that computer game’s companies are collecting shedloads of psychological data on players and there is concern about its use.
Holding off on game licences
China is continuing to hold off from issuing new game licenses to app developers, in regulatory inaction that has led to the shuttering of around 140,000 small game studios and related companies in the country.
2022 is the year of Linux on the desktop
After years of complaints that the reason people had to stick with Windows was there were no games for Linux, Steam has released figures which say that 75 percent of the top 1,000 games run on Linux now, and the figure is even higher, at 80 percent, for the top 100 games.
DRM software breaks Valhalla
Intel has posted a release that the hybrid CPU core architecture on Alder Lake can be incompatible with certain games, specifically some protected by the anti-piracy DRM software from Denuvo.
Should see them through winter
The Finance Committee of the German Bundestag has decided to spend 50 million euro to promote computer game development in Germany.