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The Unreal Engine 4 powered 'Koola' demo is absolutely mind blowing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 48 mins ago

If you thought the Unreal Engine 4 powered look at Mario looked great, just wait until you get your eyes on the new 'Koola' project by an Unreal Engine forum member. We've embedded the video goodness below.

 

 

Before this, Koola had worked on some hyper realistic, real-time architectural visualizations using Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4, but this new demo really blurs the lines of what is, and isn't real. Earlier in the year, Koola was the very first person into the inaugural Unreal Dev Grants program. This program was setup by Epic Games to incentivize and reward innovative projects using Unreal Engine 4.

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Pressure is on for Apple Music, as music industry needs major help

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 hour, 45 mins ago

The public launch of Apple Music is just hours away, and it looks like Apple will once again carry the entire weight of the music industry. Years ago, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) received help from iTunes at a time when music listeners were fully embracing illegal file sharing - and it seems like it could be up to Apple once again.

 

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There is a new fight, one which the RIAA is struggling with, as more music listeners turn to online streaming services while listening to music. Millions of people use legal services such as Pandora, Spotify, Google Play Music, but don't pay.

 

After a free three-month trial period, users will be forced to pay $9.99 per month for Apple Music - or find a different service.

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7 out of 10 smartphone owners sleep with our phones really close to us

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 40 mins ago

It seems mobile users in the United States absolutely love our smartphones, with 71 percent of smartphone owners reportedly sleeping with them - either under our pillows, next to us on a nightstand, or in their bed somewhere.

 

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When people wake up in the morning, more than one-third of survey respondents also thought of - and reached for - mobile devices first, according to a survey from the Bank of America. That number is higher than coffee (17 percent), toothbrush (13 percent), significant other (10 percent), remote control (6 percent), or robe (4 percent).

 

Not surprisingly, younger millennials are most likely to constantly check their mobile phones throughout the day.

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The Last Guardian was years in the making, and Sony feels the pressure

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 50 mins ago

Gamers have patiently waited for The Last Guardian for a long time, after the game was originally announced during E3 2009 for the PlayStation 3.

 

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However, it was a general relief to be able to show the game off during E3 2015 and promise a 2016 ship date to gamers.

 

"Last night was, but now the reality settles in. We have to deliver, we have extra pressure, and the team has too, but it's a good pressure. The team is super happy," said Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony's Worldwide Studios at Sony Computer Entertainment, in a statement to GamesIndustry.

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Report: Samsung to unleash more Tizen-powered smartphones on the world

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 hours, 40 mins ago

Samsung is reportedly working on several new smartphones running the Tizen operating system, with product launches expected before the end of 2015. Additional details about Samsung's plans remain scarce, as no public announcement has been made.

 

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The Tizen OS is a Samsung-created ecosystem, so the South Korean electronics company can power its own smartphones, smart TVs, smartwatches, and other connected technologies.

 

Samsung has used the Google Android OS successfully, becoming one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world. Don't expect as many Tizen-powered smartphones in the United States and Western Europe, though Samsung has found success selling the handsets in India - and has launched the Z1 in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

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Some argue Sony should include backward compatibility for PS4

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 5 hours, 50 mins ago

Sony isn't interested in directly offering backward compatibility so PlayStation 4 gamers can play their PlayStation 3 titles on the new generation console. However, Sony wants gamers to check out the PlayStation Now streaming subscription service that provides access to hundreds of PS3 games.

 

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There are some PS4 gamers and media members that think Sony should investigate rolling out a backward compatibility feature for the PS4 - just to make gamers happy. Sony has worked hard to create a good gaming ecosystem, trying to keep sometimes fickle fans happy.

 

If it doesn't offer backward compatibility, Sony runs the risk of leaving gamers disappointed, though with other methods to play PS3 titles - for free or paid rental - I think the Japanese electronics company has done enough already.

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Seems customers leave bigger tips if they use mobile payment apps

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Apps | Posted: 6 hours, 50 mins ago

It's likely only a matter of time before mobile payment apps become more popular among consumers, and there are some people very excited: restaurant waitstaff and bartenders. Both mobile payment app providers and restaurants have noticed an uptick in tips if consumers use their smartphones to make payments for food and drinks.

 

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Customers may need to wait for their food order to be completed, but don't have to just sit and wait to pay. In addition, some apps allow restaurant patrons to check their bill in real-time, and even split it among the number of guests.

 

"We do see increase at bars where people haven't been tipping," said Michelle Songy, co-founder of the Cake mobile pay app, in a statement to CNBC. "I'd like to think as we are trying to make the payment experience a bit more fun, easier or quick it leaves you with a better experience."

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Microsoft reportedly interested in acquiring AMD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 7 hours, 44 mins ago

We're only a couple of weeks into the Radeon R9 Fury X being on the market, but buyout rumors continue to flow onto the Internet, with Microsoft now reportedly interested in acquiring AMD.

 

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KitGuru is reporting from their sources that Microsoft is interested in acquiring AMD, which would make sense. But, remember that Microsoft has a very tight relationship with Intel when it comes to their products and Windows. Microsoft also maintains a very close relationship with AMD, as their Xbox One is powered by an APU made by AMD.

 

Microsoft has a huge $95.3 billion in cash, so it wouldn't take much to buy AMD at their market cap of $1.81 billion right now. If you consider the current value of AMD right now, it is three times less than what AMD paid for ATI Technologies back in 2008. With analysts estimating that Microsoft pays around $100 per APU to AMD for its Xbox One, Microsoft has already shelled out $1.26 billion or so to AMD with its 12.6 million Xbox One units sold.

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Shigeru Miyamoto not involved in Nintendo NX development

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 8 hours, 10 mins ago

The creator of Mario, The Legend of Zelda and other popular game titles, Shigeru Miyamoto, is focused more on new video game development instead of the Nintendo NX.

 

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Miyamoto is more of a software and gaming guy, but has contributed input regarding previous Nintendo hardware platforms - but seems more interested in just watching the hardware develop, and make sure future titles are able to run well on NX.

 

"I've pulled myself back out of some of the hardware section and I'm really focused on some of the software I'm involved in- for example, the new Starfox game," Miyamoto recently said to Forbes. "Of course, I am observing and looking at the hardware, but I am not actively participating and making decisions."

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American gamers preferred action and shooters in 2014

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 21 mins ago

Last year, we spent more than $15 billion on video games in the United States, and gaming is one of the largest cultural mediums in the United States. A recent report from the Entertainment Software Association (ESA) outlined the types of gamers in the United States preferred:

 

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As noted, 28.2 percent of games sold were action, ahead of shooter (21.7 percent), and the sales figures dropped from there. Taking the No. 3 position was sport games (13.3 percent), ahead of role-playing (9.5 percent), adventure (6 percent), and fighting (6 percent) - with racing, strategy, family entertainment, casual, and other titles fighting for the remainder of the market.

 

Of course, the ESA's stats changed drastically when it took a look at just the PC market, where strategy games accounted for 37 percent of overall sales.

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