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Crytek today announced the next era of its CryEngine game development tools.

Crytek today announced the next era of its CryEngine game development tools, but it's not called the CryEngine 4.

The Crysis and Ryse: Son of Rome studio said the engine will no longer be identified by version numbers, due to the game engine evolving over time with new updates and upgrades. Instead, the engine will be known simply as CryEngine going forward. Crytek also announced today that its Engine Licensing and Research & Development teams have come together in an effort to "double the level of one-to-one care" that game licensees can tap into. This is "in essence offering Crytek's R&D as a service for developers using the new CryEngine," Crytek said.


The new CryEngine supports development on current-generation consoles; Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Wii U, as well as PC and "further platforms" to be added in the future.


"Since CryEngine 3 was launched in 2009, we've dramatically changed the engine so many times, with so many major new features, its not the same engine anymore," Crytek business development director Carl Jones said in a statement.
Ryse: Son of Rome launches this November on Xbox One.


-Chris Taylor

GameNTrade

Grand Theft Auto 5 Gameplay and artwork!

Grand Theft Auto 5 Coming Soon!:)

Here is some gameplay footage from the new grand theft auto game! It looks great and we can't wait until it gets released! I am a huge fan of the gaming series and look forward to this great game coming soon! I will also post a picture that I found interesting and thanks to the artist who created this great piece!

Grand theft Auto 5 artwork

We will have some more information about when it will be released and also post some more great artwork by Rockstar! I hope you enjoy this as much as we did! Thanks guys!

-Unkindt

GameNTrade Ltd.

Rumored Specs for New Xbox 720!

CPU

x64 Architecture

8 CPU cores running at 1.6GHz

Each CPU thread has its own 32KB L1 instruction cache and 32KB L1 data cache

Each module of four CPU cores has a 2MB L2 cache reulting in a total of 4MB of L2 cache

Each core has one fully independant hardware thread with no shared execution resources

Each hardware thread can issue two instructions per clock

GPU

Custom D3D11.1 class 800-MHz graphics processor

12 shader cores providing a total of 768 threads

Each thread can perform one scalar multiplication and addition operation per clock cycle

At peak performance, the GPU can effectively issue 1.2 trillion floating-point operations per second

High-Fidelity Natural User Interface (NUI) sensor is always present

Storage and Memory

8GB of RAM DDR3 (68 GB/s)

32MB of fast embedded SRAM (ESRAM) (102 GB/s)

From the GPU's perspective the bandwidth's of system memory and ESRAM are parallel providing combined peak bandwidth of 170 GB/s

Hard drive is always present

50GB 6x Blu-ray Disc drive

Networking

Gigabite Ethernet

Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Direct

Hardware Accelerators

Move engines

Image, video and audio codecs

Kinect multichannel echo cancellation hardware

Cryptography engines for encryption and decryption and hashing

So there you have it. The specs for the next Xbox. They might not have been 'confirmed' by Microsoft yet, but these are the specs!

Xbox 720? Playstation 4?

So here is what everyone is saying is up at Microsoft! There is a leak rumored to be the next big thing. There is various posts all over other sites that speculate what could be announced by the Microsoft team. There is also rumors about a new playstation 4 being released also. To put it simply, Microsofts next addition to the Xbox line, if it lives up to the rumors, could shape up to be quite a monster. New purported leaks from gaming website VGLeaks claim to have the full system overview of the alleged Xbox 720. On Monday, the website laid out a diagram demonstrating how its various components interact, revealing the following specifications.

The Xbox 720, according to the specs, might come packed with a whopping eight-core CPU clocking in at 1.6GHz. This essentially means that the device will come with some impressive multitasking capabilities, allowing players to zip through hefty gaming titles. Conversely, some reports have indicated that the Xbox 720s could pale in comparison to that of the rumored PlayStation 4. Although we may see a mega octa-core processor from Microsoft, Sony is rumored to implement an AMD A10 APU quad-core unit that pumps out more power than the Xboxs at 1.84 teraflops. Were not sure how much truth there is behind this, but VG247 reports that Microsofts offering may only clock in at 1.23 teraflops.

However, in terms of storage space, the Xbox 720 could still smoke Sonys PS4. Lining up with previous rumors about the console, the alleged system overview says that it will come with 8GB of RAM, marking twice the amount of storage space that the PS4 is expected to come with.

Players may expect to see a significant enhancement when it comes to the image quality of Microsofts gaming machine as well, considering the Xbox 720 could include an 800MHz graphics card. This is a sizeable upgrade from the current Xbox, which only boasts a graphics card of 500MHz. Unsurprisingly, the folks over at VGLeaks also say the Xbox will feature a high-end Blu-ray Disc drive as well as Gigabit Ethernet connectivity. Little to no information has been officially confirmed about the next Xbox, but Microsoft has dropped some hints that it will be much more than a gaming machine. Just before E3 2012, a Microsoft executive spoke vaguely on the console writing the following:

Weve got ideas for making all the entertainment you love more personal, interactive and social across the devices you loveand on the phenomenal Windows 8 devices that are to come, Microsofts Yusuf Mehdi said in a blog post titled Xbox Beyond the Box.Although Microsoft wont be shaking up the way players use video game controllers like Nintendo did with its most recent systems, the Xbox 720 could be the most ambitious yet mysterious console yet. Last year we heard about Microsofts purported plans to integrate some major augmented reality functions into the next Xbox that would project 3D images onto the players own environment. Weve also seen some eye-catching patents for wearable controllers and a massive 56-page document that supposedly revealed the companys plans for the Xbox 720.

These are mostly rumors fueled by social media sites and tech blogs. However it doesn't mean that they are not true. Most information is usually leaked well before the release of a big product mostly allows the product to gain some publicity before it is launched. Its easy to get worked up over the processing power and features that may come with any new form of technology, but Richard Ledbetter of video game website Digital Foundry reminds us that its not all about the tech specs.

The rumors are certainly plausible, but were still essentially looking at singular components in isolation and not in context of the system as a whole, Ledbetter said to Today Online. The PlayStation 3 has a graphics core that is basically an entire generation behind in that the Xbox 360, yet no one can deny that its Sonys first party games that have led the way in the visual arts.

Theres no certainty as to when these next consoles could launch, but a key player in Microsofts Xbox division recently posted a countdown to E3 2013 on his official blog. This has sparked widespread suspicion that we could see the Durango console in June, but this has yet to be confirmed.

-Unkindt

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