Shack Snack: June 5, 2014

By Steven Wong, Jun 05, 2014 6:30pm PDT

Kick back and treat yourself to a Shack Snack, a short recap of three big stories you should know. It's like a CliffsNotes for video games! If you enjoy, don't forget to subscribe to us on YouTube.

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Xbox One dev kits get GPU boost from Kinect removal

When Microsoft decoupled Kinect from Xbox One, it hinted that it could boost performance as well. That appears to be happening faster than expected, as Microsoft has confirmed that development kits are getting an increase in graphics processing unit (GPU) bandwidth.

Capcom bringing Dead Rising 3 PC, 3DS games to E3

Capcom has been pretty quiet about its E3 line-up, especially given that the show is happening in a matter of days. This morning, however, we received some details on the line-up, including the Xbox One timed exclusive Dead Rising 3 coming to PC.

GOG Galaxy lets you ditch online activation

After CD Projekt RED wrapped up their presentation for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Good Old Games took the stage to announce a new version of their online platform. The system, dubbed GOG Galaxy, introduces the idea of an optional client, allowing players to utilize as many or as few online features as they want. Regardless, users will not be required to activate their product online.

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