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AMD Radeon R9 390X should feature not just 4GB of HBM, but 8GB of HBM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 mins ago

Rumors of the Radeon R9 390X are beginning to fly again as the new week begins, with reports suggesting that AMD will be slapping not just 4GB of HBM RAM onto its Fiji XT-powered VGA card, but 8GB of the deliciously-fast RAM. We've heard that there will be two versions of the Radeon R9 390X, with a watercooled variant to be unveiled, too.

 

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The new reports suggest that AMD's new GPU will be using a dual link interposer, which will make 8GB of HBM possible on the Radeon R9 390X by stacking two 4-HI HBM components together, for a total of 8GB. AMD will be using SK Hynix's "Dual Link Interposer" to push 8GB of RAM onto the R9 390X, most likely in a move that has forced their hand thanks to the 12GB of framebuffer on the GM200-powered GeForce GTX Titan X from NVIDIA.

 

But, AMD will be using the next-gen HBM RAM to have a serious jump on its competitor, something that was previously unattainable with HBM1, and required HBM2. This is where the "Dual Link Interposer" comes into play, as it allows AMD to use 4GB of HBM, but just double-stack it for 8GB total.

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Google exec amongst thousands killed in Nepal quake

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Business, Politics & Money | Posted: 1 hour, 22 mins ago

The death toll from the 7.8-magnitude quake which struck Nepal on Saturday, leveling towns and triggering avalanches on Mount Everest, has tragically risen to nearly 3,200. The disaster has also claimed the life of Dan Fredinburg, an adventurous Google executive who headed the privacy division for Google X along with its product management team, who was scaling Everest at the time the quake hit.

 

 

Described as the worst quake to hit the region in 80 years, with widespread damage and injuries - even causing deaths in neighboring China and India, mainly from falling debris.

 

Google's Crisis Response team has moved fast to institute the 'Google People Finder' page, to get word on the safety of thousands of people still missing in the region, as well as proving $1 million in much needed aid.

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Nate Mitchell from Oculus will speak at Disrupt NY about all things VR

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 hour, 26 mins ago

The super-awesome, always-smiling co-founder and VP of Product for Oculus VR, Nate Mitchell, will be talking about all things virtual reality at TechCrunch Disrupt NY next month.

 

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With unconfirmed reports that the Rift might not make it this year, or if it does it might be in very short supply, Mitchell might be able to give us a clearer picture of what Oculus VR has planned for the world. We should also expect Mitchell to hopefully tease possibly input methods for the Rift, such as controllers, gloves, joysticks and more.

 

I'm sure we won't see too much with E3 2015 right around the corner, but we can wish, right?

Gears of War remaster in development for the Xbox One by Splash Damage

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 57 mins ago

With the original Gears of War coming out nearly 10 years ago now, news of a remaster for the Xbox One shouldn't come as too much of a surprise. Especially since Microsoft acquired the Gears of War IP from Epic Games not too long ago, but now Splash Damage is reportedly behind the remaster of Gears of War for the Xbox One.

 

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With news of a new Gears of War game coming soon teasing gamers, a remaster of what started it all makes sense. Back in March, Black Tusk studio boss Rod Fergusson told Polygon last month: "I love the passion, but there's no Marcus Fenix Collection. We ARE working on other exciting Gears projects. I'll see you at E3!".

 

Polygon is reporting that the Gears of War remaster will feature 60FPS multiplayer, which I'm sure will be in the singleplayer side of the game too. Here's hoping for a full 1080p 60FPS, considering how much faster the Xbox One is than the Xbox 360.

Guillermo del Toro says that Silent Hills "is not gonna happen"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 28 mins ago

When Silent Hills started its very underground, but very vocal push into the market, it excited most people. It was fresh, completely new, and totally terrifying. But, it looks like we'll never see that game released.

 

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Horror director Guillermo del Toro has told attendees at a film festival in San Francisco that Silent Hills "is not gonna happen", something he was co-directing with Hideo Kojima. He added that "it breaks my greasy heart", and my heart too, I might add. Norman Reedus, who plays Daryl on The Walking Dead, has said on Twitter "super bummed about this was really looking forward to it. Hopefully it'll come back around. Sorry everyone".

 

The game looks like it'll be completely disappearing, as it will P.T., the "playable teaser" of Silent Hills, will be removed from the PlayStation Network on April 30. With all of the issues that Hideo Kojima seems to be facing, I would dare say it was the controversy happening behind the scenes that led to the disappointing breakdown of Silent Hills.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III is official, beta available soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 34 mins ago

We knew it was coming, but Activision and Treyarch have confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The 2015 version of Call of Duty will be playable at E3 2015 in June, and will feature a new movement system, which will make it feel more like Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, and Titanfall, than ever before.

 

 

Activision explains it as: "Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 is a dark, gritty future where a new breed of Black Ops soldier emerges and the lines are blurred between our own humanity and the cutting-edge military robotics that define the future of combat".

 

There will be a Destiny-like multiplayer system with 9 specialists to play as, with each of them including two unique abilities. These abilities will include nice tricks like seeing through walls, or transforming your robot arm into a gun. Black Ops III players can choose their specialists, as well as one power to use before they begin the match. There are three multiplayer maps that are known at this point, these maps include:

 

  • Hunted: A Mid to long range engagement map with a waterfall in the middle allowing for swimming mechanics
  • Combine: A tight, close quarters map allowing for SMG's and shotguns to dominate with a risky wall running spot.
  • Stronghold: A snowy/icy based map in the foothills of Switzerland, allowing for CQB with long range engagements.

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Swedish CS:GO pro Fifflaren is keeping busy - joins American team

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 18 hours, 28 mins ago

After we reported on ex-Ninjas in Pyjamas CS:GO pro Robin "Fifflaren" Johansson being signed by Twitch to help promote CS:GO as an eSport, we've now received word from HLTVorg that he's joined an American CS:GO side named Anonymous5.

 

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According to a short discussion with HLTVorg staff, this new recruitment won't be a full-time gig and is set as something casual to keep him busy between various employment opportunities he is currently engaged. Fifflaren further added that he won't necessarily be competing in all tournament games, depending on work duties.

 

Fifflaren's team boasts another ex-star in the form of Team3D's Kyle "Ksharp" Miller.

ESL announce $100,000 EVOLVE Xbox One competition

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 19 hours, 40 mins ago

If you've been playing a little too much EVOLVE since its recent release, the hours toiling away on your console may prove to be of financial benefit. ESL has recently announced it will be hosting a $100,000 Xbox One tournament with online qualifiers and paid-for live finals in two stages.

 

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Set to begin on April the 26th, this will see teams fight for the right to move on to the next stage at both ESL Cologne and ESL Burbank studios with the eventual winners taking on each other head to head at a grand final series in Los Angeles, June 15th.

 

This 4v1 tournament will be streamed live on http://www.twitch.tv/EvolveGame and you can find out more information through their official website.

UberX gets unbanned from Portland, now with a new $1 Safe Rides Fee

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 20 hours, 26 mins ago

It wasn't long ago that Uber was banned in Portland, but the US city has just unbanend the ridesharing company's operations, after months of talks between civic and community leaders.

 

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Uber has now relaunched in Portland with a "safer and more reliable" version of its UberX in Rose City, with the new agreement seeing Uber drivers having to pass background and driving history checks. Their cars must also pass a vehicle safety inspection which needs to be done by a certified mechanic.

 

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Each UberX fare will also feature a $1 Safe Rides Fee, which you can see in the table above.

Call of Duty: Black Ops III should be due on November 6, 2015

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 21 hours, 53 mins ago

According to some leaked details, we should expect Call of Duty: Black Ops III to be released on November 6, 2015. This year's version of Call of Duty is being developed by Treyarch, after Sledgehammer Games took the reigns last year with Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare.

 

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Right now, we're seeing that it will deploy onto the Xbox One, PS4 and PC - with no sign of the last-gen consoles getting some COD action just yet. The fine print on the photo above says "actual platform availability and launch date(s) to be determined".

 

Kotaku's "tipster" has said that we should see GameStop stores with these pre-order cards sometime today.

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