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DayZ 0.60 beta features DX11 renderer, massively improved framerates

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 44 mins ago

It's been slow going, but looks like it'll have been worth the wait: Bohemia Interactive has released its 0.60 beta update for DayZ, and the reception is great.



The key change with this patch is it includes the first iteration of the new renderer, for which user reports indicate massively improved framerates thanks in part to the power of DirectX 11. One player says he was seeing 25-40 frames per second (FPS) in cities; now he's seeing 60 or higher. Visuals are said to be improved as well.


To gain access to the beta build, follow these steps. Once you're good there, be sure to uncheck 'passworded' in the server browser to find appropriate servers.

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 hour, 17 mins ago



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Hulu will stream live TV in 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Online Video | Posted: 1 hour, 50 mins ago

Cord cutters rejoice: live TV streaming is coming to Hulu in 2017.




Hulu CEO Mike Hopkins announced that Hulu will expand to live TV broadcasts at the company's event in New York, confirming past reports. Hopkins didn't reveal any pricing information or channels, but the Wall Street Journal claims it could cost around $40 per month and possibly include--but not limited to--Bravo, E!, MSNBC, CNBC, Oxygen, Syfy, USA, ABC, ESPN, Disney, Fox, Fox News, FX and Fox Sports.


"This means our viewers will be able to enjoy live sports, news and events all in real-time without a traditional cable or satellite subscription," Hopkins said at the event. "We're going to fuse the best of linear television and on-demand in a deeply personalized experience optimized for the contemporary, always-connected television fan."

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Radeon 16.5.1 driver includes big Forza performance increases

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 2 hours, 56 mins ago

Monday's NVIDIA drivers prepared you for the Forza Motorsport 6: Apex beta which launches later today, and now AMD's drivers are doing the same.




Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.1 features up to 27% better performance in the highly anticipated racing title than what you'd see with 16.4.2 when using the R9 Fury X. If you don't own a Fury X, other cards should see similar increases.

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New 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' trailer actually looks kinda fun

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 15 hours, 56 mins ago

2014's live-action 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' was a surprise hit for Paramount and Nickelodeon, raking in nearly $500 million worldwide on a $125 million budget. So that can mean only one thing - get ready for 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' - which releases its final theatrical trailer today.



Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo and Splinter return along with live action stars Megan Fox, Will Arnett and William Fichtner, 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2' will also introduce fan-favorite characters Bebop, Rocksteady and Krang, along with the uber-villain Shredder who's back to threaten New York City once again.


'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows' hits cinemas worldwide in 3D, 2D and IMAX starting from May 30.

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Sony developing smart contact lenses with life recording

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: 16 hours, 27 mins ago

While Google Glass looks to have stalled, Sony looks to be moving forward with wearable eye-tech by registering a patent for some very interesting contact lenses.




According to Futurism, Sony's patent includes the "ability to record and playback images, store them internally, and even autofocus." It's not currently known how far the company has gone into creating real-world applications for such tech (I'd bet not much), but the patent refers to some cutting edge technology such as piezoelectric sensors and tiny electromagnetic induction so I wouldn't expect to see these available to purchase for quite a few years to come. But with tech like this, maybe the future won't be so bad after all.

Hitman patch lets DirectX 12 users play again

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 49 mins ago

Last week's PC patch for Hitman introduced an issue that prevented DirectX 12 card owners from playing the game. Fortunately, that's now fixed with a new update, so you can get back to assassinating.




To download the update, simply boot Steam.


Developer IO Interactive says more updates are coming down the pipe, so stay tuned for more. And if you haven't checked out our Hitman tweak guide yet, you can do so here.

Apple Music rumored to receive interface overhaul this summer

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Apps | Posted: 19 hours, 53 mins ago

Following mediocre reviews of Apple Music's first iteration and departures of executives intended to revitalize the company's music strategy (among other bad news), those familiar with the service have told Bloomberg a revamp is on the way.




It's said the interface will be made more intuitive to use, Apple's streaming and download businesses will be better integrated, and its online radio service will be expanded. The reveal will take place at the company's Worldwide Developers Conference in June, at which point the marketing machine will go full throttle to get more customers on board.


Nine Inch Nails founder and tech geek Trent Reznor as well as content head Robert Kondrk are said to oversee the new design, with many other notable staff contributing.

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Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC might have underwater exploration

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 22 hours, 4 mins ago

Bethesda has just dropped a new trailer for Fallout 4's massive Far Harbor DLC, giving players a ton of clues and hints about what the add-on will offer.



Fallout 4's $25 Far Harbor add-on is the most substantial DLC the game has had so far. In fact, Bethesda affirms that Far Harbor is the biggest DLC the team has ever made. It takes place in the foggy, storm-ridden irradiated coasts of Bar Harbor, Maine, and the landmass is actually bigger than Oblivion's Shivering Isles. As far as specifics, Far Harbor features a ton of content to chew on, including new main, side, and faction quests, horrendous monstrosities, armor and weapons, settlements, and more.


In the trailer we also get a glimpse at what appears to be an old-fashioned diving suit, possibly confirming underwater exploration. Far Harbor will also have a considerable Children of Atom sect that worships in a working nuclear power plant. The region features a number of environmental factors, including heavy volumetric fog (possibly think enough to get lost in) as well as steady rainstorms and tumultuous waves. Post-apocalyptic Maine is also riddled with extreme radiation, and in some areas the rads are so bad you could probably die within 10 seconds or so. The radstorms are much more dangerous, too. The overall atmosphere is one of dark, stormy dread with overtones of eerie sentiments from John Carpenter's The Fog.

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Titanfall devs working on Star Wars third-person adventure game

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 23 hours, 27 mins ago

The Titanfall devs at Respawn is working alongside EA to make a Star Wars game, and it won't be a shooter.




Repsawn Entertainment, the team behind the Titanfall franchise, has confirmed they'll be making a third-person action-adventure game based in the Star Wars universe. Respawn Game Director Stig Asmussen promises that the game will be faithful to the beloved series, and feature "larger-than-life action and groundbreaking mechanics".


"We'll be making a third-person action/adventure game set in the Star Wars universe," Respawn game director Stig Asmussen announced in a blog post. "We promise to pay respect to the Star Wars legacy at all times, a fact that will be constantly reinforced and honored as a central game design tenet. Fans should expect the exemplary level of quality first established at Respawn with Titanfall, a game that epitomizes our studio's dedication to slick, larger-than-life action and fun, groundbreaking mechanics."

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