Bad Frame Rate in Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox One

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Note: I’m not talking about general stuttering and hitches in Forza Horizon 4. I would imagine if you aren’t rocking an Xbox One X this is par for the course. At least, this has been my experience.

After installing today’s update for Forza Horizon 4 (October 11, 2018), I initially booted to terrible performance and low FPS. I’m using a base Xbox One for reference, but I thought I’d let others know what I did if anyone else out there runs into this with the current or any future updates (restart your Xbox One).

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How to Reset Car Damage in Forza Horizon 4

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90% of the fun in Playground Games’ newly minted Forza Horizon 4 is chewing through the fictionalized United Kingdom setting, so it comes as no surprise that you’re car is going to get beaten up along the way. Getting rewarded for breaking anything and everything aside, sometimes you want a reset button to make your favorite car look clean and fresh.

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17 Satiating Single Player Games for PS4

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There’s something to be said about long single player games when the mood hits, especially in this modern multiplayer leaning era. Losing yourself to immersive story lines and worlds can eclipse time itself.

It’s these meaty single player experiences that show solitude in games doesn’t have to mean withering away in loneliness, instead opening us up to new perspectives and genuine experience.

They say single player games are a dying breed, but all it takes is some digging to find that the world’s brimming with excellent campaign experiences. Look below for some of the best long single player games for the PS4.

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9 Xbox One Grinding Games to Start Your Next Addiction

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Grinding in games can make you experience a flash of an existential crisis at times, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t incredibly satisfying..

The incessant chase, whether for loot or any other in game commodity, is one that almost never ends, and as a result, makes grinding games an insane bang for the buck.

If you’re an Xbox One player in search of your next hearty time sink, look below for some of the best grinding and loot games on the system.

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Nintendo Switch Online: Hope in the Unknown

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A lot is up in the air concerning Nintendo Switch Online. What is Nintendo bringing to the table? Will it become a runaway success?

Find out what you can expect from the service on launch day, as well as my thoughts concerning the potential of Nintendo’s first foray into paid online.

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15 Pick Up and Play Games for the PS4

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7 minute readAs much as games like The Witcher 3 and Rainbow Six Siege offer rich experiences through sheer content and depth respectively, sometimes you just want to sit down with something that can be enjoyed with minimal effort. Long winded single player games and complex multiplayer experiences offer players a way dive into an … Read more

GT Sport July Update Live

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1 minute read After taking a brief month hiatus, Polyphony Digital is at it again with the rollout for July’s Gran Turismo Sport update. Watch the official trailer on PlayStation Korea’s channel The update, which clocks in around 3.5 gigs, offers a new fantasy track, Circuit de Sainte-Croix, 7 new cars, the ability to purchase … Read more

New Content on July 30th for the Understated GT Sport

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After falling out of the racing genre since playing the infinitely underrated Driveclub, I’ve had a lingering itch to dive back into something substantial. After initially passing on Gran Turismo Sport due lackluster reviews and feeling as though the content wasn’t up to par, I sat back and watched as Polyphony Digital’s service type approach came to fruition.

The studio has stayed true to its word from launch until now, releasing new content nearly every month, and by the end of July they will have added another notch to the constant stream of content.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – Worth Buying?

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If the Wii U was a showstopper in any sort of commercial sense, it was by way of selling a paltry amount of units in comparison to other successful video game consoles.

Latest public reports suggest that it never sold anymore than 13 million units during its entire lifespan.

So it’s not hard to imagine a world where tens of millions of gamers didn’t experience some of the best exclusive games on the Wii U such as Mario Kart 8. And this is why Nintendo has been taking such big strides towards making its best Wii U titles available on the Switch.

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, the Switch’s counterpart to the vanilla Mario Kart 8, is one shining example.

An entire generation devoid of a Mario Kart game? This is the reality for many Nintendo fans, and if you’re a new Switch owner, you might be wondering, “Should I buy Mario Kart 8 Deluxe?” or “Is it worth it?”.

Continue reading for our take on whether or not Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is the right call for your next Nintendo Switch pick up.

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5 Switch Games to Induce a Zen State of Mind

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The tumultuous thrill of chasing Grandmaster in Overwatch or Grand Champion in Rocket League cannot be matched when you’re in the mood for that type of experience, but sometimes a player just wants a serene and relaxing game to sit back and sink into.

The beauty of video games is the established spectrum between highly competitive and lackadaisical, something that accounts for any particular mood that strikes.

And truth be told, some of the best games are relaxing and chilled by their nature, and luckily freneticism and laser like focus aren’t prerequisites for a good game.

In this article we’ll cover the best relaxing and chill games for the Nintendo Switch to help you achieve a tranquil state of mind and melt away the non sequiturs of daily life.

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