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Infinity Ward is working on the next Call of Duty, due late this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 mins ago

Infinity Ward took to Twitter to announce that "COD 2016" is now "official". The developer tweeted: "COD 2016. Now it's official. Can't wait to show you what we've been developing!" - i.e. a fresh mod for the last 51 games that originated with Call of Duty.

 

 

Activision did say during its Q4 conference call: "IN Q4 2016, ACTIVISION PUBLISHING PLANS TO RELEASE AN INNOVATIVE NEW CALL OF DUTY GAME FROM ITS STUDIO, INFINITY WARD, THE MAKERS OF THE MODERN WARFARE SERIES".

 

We should expect Activision and Infinity Ward to unveil the new Call of Duty at either GDC next month, or E3 in June.

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Kanye West begins showing off his new video game

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 11 mins ago

While Kayne West is preparing the release of his forthcoming album, the husband of Kim Kardashian has released a trailer to his new video game... yeah, Yeezy has a new video game on its way.

 

 

West's new album is called The Life of Pablo, while his new clothing line is on the way, and then the video game. Yeezy has been busy, it seems. The game is called Only One, and it's about the passing of his late mother. Kanye explains: "I worked on a video game and I wanted to show y'all. The idea of the game is, my mom traveling through the gates of heaven".

 

Kanye is proud of his game, but he wasn't happy with how people received the trailer, as it was meant to commemorate his late mother. Kanye said: "That's not easy to do, man! Ya'll just be acting like that sh*t is regular". He added: "No, you don't understand. I go out and meet with everybody in San Fran, and they'll diss the f*** out of me. And I'll be like, 'I wanna make a game,' and they'll be like, 'F*** YOU.' That was hard to do, bro!".

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Today is the last day for free Google Drive storage offer

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Cloud Computing | Posted: 3 hours, 28 mins ago

In the name of Safer Internet Day, Google earlier this week began giving out 2GB free storage with its Drive service for anyone who performed an account security checkup. If you missed the news or just forgot about it, there's still time to take advantage, but not much: today is the last day before the offer expires.

 

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Head this way to begin the checkup, which should take about a minute at most. As previously reported, the offer stacks with other offers, so you could have as much as 19GB free storage when done.

Unity answers Unreal's VR Editor with its own VR-in-VR dev toolset

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 4 hours, 2 mins ago

Not content with letting Unreal have all the fun, Unity has revealed its own toolset that enables devs to build games while in virtual reality. Now developers can literally tweak games while standing in their creations, which could open up the doors to amazing possibilities down the road.

 

 

Unity's VR-in-VR scene editing toolset is called SceneVR, and is a direct contender to Unreal's recently unveiled VR Editor. Using an Oculus Rift headset, Unity engineer Timoni West showcased a SceneVR preview at this year's Vision AR/VR Summit.

 

Using SceneVR, West was able to manipulate in-game objects in real-time. She started off with filling in a basic modern rooftop scene, all the while discussing basic features of the suite. West affirmed that the team is still working on optimizing SceneVR to make it more user-friendly, and that it'll be just as customizable in VR as Unity is to 3D.

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Netflix completes migration to Amazon Web Services at last

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Cloud Computing | Posted: 4 hours, 34 mins ago

After seven years of effort, Netflix has finally completed the migration of its database and infrastructure to the cloud -- Amazon Web Services, specifically.

 

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"Our journey to the cloud at Netflix began in August of 2008, when we experienced a major database corruption and for three days could not ship DVDs to our members," Netflix explains in a new blog post. "That is when we realized that we had to move away from vertically scaled single points of failure, like relational databases in our datacenter, towards highly reliable, horizontally scalable, distributed systems in the cloud."

 

The company says it chose AWS for its great scale and broad set of services and features.

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Ubisoft expects The Division to be a huge record-breaking new IP

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 4 mins ago

Ubisoft is banking pretty big on The Division's success and even goes so far to say that it'll be one of the most popular new IPs in video game history.

 

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According to earning projections, The Division will play a substantial role in the company's 2016 earnings. "The Division - whose recent closed beta exceeded all of our expectations - is set to be one of the largest launches of a new brand in the history of the video game industry," said Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot.

 

Ubisoft's 2016 earnings forecast is focusing on "player engagement", a new strategy it says has paid off well with AC: Syndicate and Rainbow Six: Siege--and will hit a peak thanks to The Division and Far Cry Primal.

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The Dark Knight is the true star of final 'Batman V Superman' trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 hours, 13 mins ago

With the premiere of the eagerly anticipated 'Batman V Superman' just a few weeks away, Warner Bros have upped the ante on their promotional efforts, today dropping an explosive new trailer which glimpses the epic showdown between DC Comic's two biggest heroes - and suggesting that Batman has a chance against a god.

 

 

With action beats and choreography that look to blow away the disappointing action in Christoper Nolan's otherwise exemplary Dark Knight saga, Zack Snyder looks to be bringing his trademark brand of breakneck action pumped up to 11.

 

'Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice' will be released in 3D and 2D cinemas as well as IMAX screens on March 25th 2016 worldwide.

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Windows 3.x Showcase lets you try out early 90s software again

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Software | Posted: 5 hours, 27 mins ago

Creator of the Malware Museum Jason Scott already has another Archive.org project out: The Windows 3.x Showcase. Featuring 49 pieces of emulated software from the early 90s, it's intended to show off the wide, wonderful range of products developers were putting out in those early days.

 

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Most of it is games: Ski Free, WinRisk, Win Pool, the Ms. Pac-Man knock-off Ms. Chomp, and the like, but some intriguing non-game software is on display, too: a Windows benchmark by PC Magazine, a MIDI music program, a resource monitor, a Windows 95 demo, and more.

 

You can try it all out for yourself via the source link below. Only your browser is required.

Bethsoft teases Fallout 4 DLC and huge Survivor Mode changes

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 4 mins ago

Bethesda has delivered a few delicious teases on the future of Fallout 4, getting Commonwealth survivors all excited about DLC and in-game tweaks.

 

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The studio has teased that DLC news will be arriving quite soon, along with a few dramatic changes to Fallout 4's hardest difficulty. That's right, we're talking about Survivor Mode. Bethsoft is going to "completely overhaul" Survivor Mode to make it much more challenging, adding in the need to eat food and drink water, sleep, and treat infectious diseases. This will add a fresh new take on the end-game experience, and add in a whole new wave of immersion to boot.

 

"We know you're ready to learn what's coming for Fallout 4 DLC. We're not far off, and we think you'll be excited," reads the first Tweet. "We're also doing a complete overhaul of Fallout 4 Survival mode. Food, sleep, diseases, danger and more. Stay tuned," reads the second.

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Qualcomm aims to make smartwatches much better with new chip

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 6 hours, 33 mins ago

Qualcomm is working on its new Snapdragon Wear 2100 chip. Aimed specifically at Android Wear smartwatches, it's 30 percent smaller and uses 25 percent less power than its predecessor, the Snapdragon 400 (which powers most Wear watches).

 

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As a result of the hardware improvements, it's expected the next generation of watches will be much slimmer and last longer battery-wise. Additionally, the chip has a new LTE modem for faster connectivity, Wi-Fi, and a low power version of Bluetooth.

 

In other words, there's plenty to look forward to if you're on the market for an Android watch.

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