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Take-Two boss: Potential of Xbox One, PS4 haven't been realized yet

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 27 mins ago

Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick believes the full potential of the Sony PlayStation 4 and Microsoft Xbox One haven't been fully realized yet. Take-Two has plenty of next-generation console games in the pipeline, including NBA 2K16, Borderlands 3, WWE 2K16, Battleborn, and others.

 

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"We have yet to see entirely what the technology can allow," Zelnick said while speaking during the 43rd Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference. "We've had a couple releases for new-gen, but I don't think we remotely have seen what can be done, and that's super exciting. And that speaks to many of our titles; hopefully all of our titles, ultimately."

 

Meanwhile, PlayStation President Andrew House also expressed excitement that E3 2015 will feature new PS4 titles that really show what the console is capable of.

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AMD Radeon R9 390X rumored to arrive as 'Radeon Fury' instead

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 49 mins ago

Up until this point, everyone expected AMD to unveil its Radeon R9 390X either at Computex, but our sources tell us E3 2015. Well, it might not even be called the Radeon R9 390X, with AMD rumored to be pulling the Fury name out of storage and calling it Radeon Fury. But is the Radeon Fury enough to pull back some of that GPU market share loss from NVIDIA?

 

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At first, I was a little shocked, then it sunk in. This isn't 'just another' release from AMD, this is their most important release, possibly ever (in my opinion). AMD would position the Radeon Fury with its own branding to compete directly against the GeForce GTX Titan X, with the Radeon Fury rocking the Fiji XT architecture, while the Radeon R9 390X would be released using a juiced up Hawaii GPU.

 

This move would be something AMD can be proud of, as the Radeon Fury (we'll call it that for this article until we have proof, or the official announcement from AMD) rocks High Bandwidth Memory. That alone is enough to justify it being different to the normal Radeon GPUs, and if it really does have Titan X levels of performance, the VRAM difference is a big enough leap to justify that branding difference.

 

With the GeForce GTX 980 Ti rocking just 6GB of RAM, it is reportedly offering Titan X levels of performance, but the 12GB of VRAM is known as the Titan X level, while the 4-6GB is for the consumer cards now. AMD would be offering the same difference, but the HBM is key. The HBM-based, Fiji XT-powered Radeon Fury is shaping up to be a monster, and with this new branding, the excitement (for me at least) has just jumped up a few notches.

Microsoft rumored to unveil Silent Hills as Xbox One exclusive at E3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 13 mins ago

Silent Hills, or P.T. as it arrived on the PlayStation Store, was one of the most refreshing teases of what a game could be. It was shown off on the PlayStation 4 with zero mention of it ever hitting the Xbox One, and then as quick as it arrived, the entire project was killed.

 

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But now the latest reports have Microsoft reportedly wanting to buy the rights to Silent Hills from Konami so that it can make the game for its Xbox One console, according to YouTube channel The Know. They have an anonymous source within Microsoft who says that the company is working with Konami on securing the rights to Silent Hills, where it will be unveiled as an Xbox One exclusive at E3 2015 in just a couple of weeks time.

 

This is just a rumor right now, but a very juicy one. If Microsoft does manage to grab the rights to Silent Hills and have it as an Xbox One exclusive, it would be a huge system seller. We will know more next month at E3 2015!

Take-Two boss speaks out against DLCs, game monetization

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 37 mins ago

Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive, believes game studios must show their customers a bit of respect so they don't feel like they are being "robbed."

 

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Speaking during the Annual Technology, Media & Telecom Conference, he spoke bluntly about the current state of the evolving gaming market: "You never want the consumer to feel as though you've picked their pocket," Zelnick recently said. "You want a consumer to feel like you gave them a great experience. You want them to be happy that they spent money on the experience."

 

Zelnick also discussed the controversial free-to-play ecosystem, which typically makes a game available for free - but the games are monetized based on microtransactions:

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EVGA releases its watercooled NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN-X Hybrid

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 2 hours, 34 mins ago

Claiming virtually silent operating procedures, EVGA's new watercooled NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN-X Hybrid is certainly a sight to behold.

 

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Designed to be completely plug and play, this AIO watercooling loop features a 120mm radiator and fan and will be released as either a package with the TITAN X card itself or separate for your own application as an upgrade kit.

 

EVGA's recent press release also claims a new cooling method, stating that the "VRM and Memory cooling solution separated from GPU" allowing for advanced cooling procedures.

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Android Pay will launch with support from at least 13 banks

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 2 hours, 47 mins ago

Google has introduced Android Pay, which will allow users to make purchases in retail stores without using a debit or credit card. Customers unlock a smartphone, place it near the retailer's contactless terminal, finalize the transaction, and can leave the store. Users don't even have to access the Android Pay app.

 

 

Some of the financial institutions include Chase, Capital One, US Bank, Citibank, American Express, MasterCard, Discover, Navy Federal Credit Union, and PNC.

 

Android Pay will also allow users to tap to pay while making purchases online, as they only need to click a "Buy with Android Pay" button.

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ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI GeForce NVIDIA GTX 980 Ti images are here

By: Chris Smith | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 hours, 26 mins ago

Technology lovers brace yourselves, images have been posted up of the ASUS, GIGABYTE and MSI NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti reference models alongside their retail packaging.

 

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Specifically for ASUS, some statistics have been leaked, showcasing a card based on the GM200 silicon containing 2,816 CUDA cores with 6GB of GDDR5 memory and with a 384-bit memory interface.

 

The reference clock speeds are reportedly similar to the GTX TITAN X speeds, featuring a 1000 MHz core, 1076 MHz GPU boots and 7012 MHz memory.

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Pink Floyd speaks out against streaming music, angry at tech firms

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 3 hours, 37 mins ago

Don't count Pink Floyd founding members Roger Waters and Nick Mason as fans of the current shift towards streaming music! There is a current battle between users and streaming services trying to work with record labels and artists to figure out how everyone can be happy.

 

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"I think one is angry just as everybody else should be. All of those bi***** in Silicon Valley who are stealing not just our work but all the work that all the musicians all over the world are doing," said Waters, founding member of Pink Floyd, in a statement published by Sky News. "They are spreading it across the Internet and then people believe it's free and that it should be free. And it shouldn't be free."

 

"Being a musician is just like any other job. It's perfectly reasonable that people are required to pay for the fruits of your labor."

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Driver reportedly pulled over for using Apple Watch while driving

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 4 hours, 47 mins ago

A Montreal man claims he was pulled over for using his Apple Watch smartwatch while driving, receiving a $100 fine and four demerit points.

 

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Jeffrey Macesin recounted his story while speaking with the CTV Montreal Canadian TV news station, after being cited by a Quebec Highway Safety Code that prohibits using a "handheld device that includes a telephone function."

 

Here is what Macesin said in a recent interview: "Going towards Vaudreuil, there was a cop car behind me and he didn't have his lights on yet, but then he turned them on and I thought maybe he just wanted me to get out of the way. I was just confused."

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Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht receives life sentence

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 5 hours, 21 mins ago

US District Judge Katherine Forrest has given Ross Ulbricht, the founder and operator of Silk Road, a life sentence in prison. The underground website was involved in more than 1.5 million transactions that netted $214 million, and Ulbricht was described as the "kingpin of a worldwide digital drug trafficking enterprise."

 

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Ulbricht was convicted of distributing narcotics on the Internet and engaging in a continuing criminal enterprise, among other charges. He automatically faced a minimum 20-year prison sentence, though it was expected he would receive a much harsher sentence. The judge noted: "What you did in connection with Silk Road was terribly destructive to our social fabric..."

 

"He developed a blueprint for a new way to use the Internet to undermine the law and facilitate criminal transactions," according to a statement from the US attorney for the Southern District of New York. "Using that blueprint, others have followed in Ulbricht's footsteps, establishing new 'dark markets' in the mold of Silk Road, some selling an even broader range of illicit goods and services."

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