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'Grand Theft Auto 2' recreated in live action thanks to drone camera

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 11 mins ago

Released back in 1999 for the PlayStation and Windows platforms, the sequel to Rockstar Games 'Grand Theft Auto' is remembered fondly by many gamers to this day and the last to feature the old top-down view of the original GTA experience. Now, some clever Russian filmmakers have successfully recreated the game - in live action.



Using a drone to film the classic top down view and with some simple superimposed graphics not to mention some tongue-in-cheek acting, the clever 4 minute clip has attracted some attention today with over half a million views at the time of publishing.

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Ubisoft could unveil Watch Dogs 2 at E3 2015 in June

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 10 mins ago

With E3 2015 right around the corner, we're hearing about some exciting games set to be unveiled, such as a next-gen Battletoads. But the news of a sequel to Watch Dogs being in development, this could capture quite the attention from gamers.




According to the CV of the Senior Gameplay Programmer for Ubisoft, Watch Dogs 2 is in development. Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot has already teased the existance of Watch Dogs 2, with Ubisoft Montreal's Creative Director, Jonathan Morin, adding that there was a "lot of room for improvement" in the first game. He added that any sequel to Watch Dogs would have to "appeal to fans in a new way".


The Ubisoft CEO continued: "We knew it would be polarising. Some people loved the characters and some didn't. It was difficult to please everybody with that character. Now, having seen the reaction, we know what we will do next to improve that. I can't say [if Aiden will return as the lead character in Watch Dogs 2] because I don't know actually. We'll see".

The last details on Project Cars released ahead of its launch on May 7

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 41 mins ago

After years of development and heartbreaking delays lately, Project Cars is set for release on May 7. Slightly Mad Studios and Bandai Namco have released the launch trailer for Project Cars, which you can watch below.



At the same time, they have come out with many more details on the game, with Project Cars having the "largest track roster of any racing game with 110+ unique locations". Not only that, but there's dynamic weather, dynamic time of day, "world-class graphics running at 60FPS with up to 45 drivers on-screen" and "next-gen physics running at 600FPS and deep telemetry & tuning features".


  • The largest track roster of any recent racing game with 110+ unique locations
  • A wide variety of motorsports including GT, Touring, Le Mans Prototypes, Karts, and modern Open Wheel and 80+ cars available at launch
  • Dynamic weather, pit stops, and pit strategy creation
  • Dynamic time of day and endurance races including the Le Mans 24H
  • World-class graphics running at 60 fps with up to 45 drivers onscreen
  • Next-gen physics running at 600 fps and deep telemetry & tuning features
  • Competitive multiplayer for up to 16 players and the ability to create public, private and friend-based lobbies with 'Join In Progress'
  • Asynchronous Time Trial with downloadable ghosts
  • Regularly-scheduled community events
  • Social connectivity with photo and replay modes powered by The Driver Network
  • Support for 30+ wheels, community apps, and virtual reality via Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus
  • Continual updates and further content after launch


With support for over 30 steering wheels, the Oculus Rift and even Project Morpheus for the PS4, Project Cars is one of the most technologically equipped games of the last decade.

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Apple expected to relaunch its music streaming service at WWDC in June

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 4 hours, 3 mins ago

It looks like Apple could be in some trouble, with the Department of Justice looking into their business practices as the launch of Apple's upcoming music streaming service.




Apple's music streaming service is said to cost $7.99 per month, but with Spotify enjoying a large chunk of the music streaming user base with its 60 million plus users. Out of these 60 million users, only 15 million of them subscribe for the ad-free version of Spotify. So while Apple is trying to get its new music service off the ground, the company has reportedly been approaching the music industry to make labels "force streaming services like Spotify to abandon their free tiers".


This is Apple's tactic: attacking their competition from behind the scenes, in a move drastic enough to involve the Department of Justice. This means Apple is very scared of Spotify, and so it should be. The Verge reports: "Getting the music labels to kill the freemium tiers from Spotify and others could put Apple in prime position to grab a large swath of new users when it launches its own streaming service, which is widely expected to feature a considerable amount of exclusive content. "All the way up to Tim Cook, these guys are cutthroat," one music industry source said".

Final 'San Andreas' trailer now with more large-scale destruction

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 hours, 20 mins ago

We might have already seen 'Furious 7' and 'Age of Ultron' destroy box office records this summer blockbuster season, but with May traditionally delivering the biggest films of the year, studios are not wanting to disappoint, with 'Tomorrowland' and 'Mad Max Fury Road' and 'San Andreas' all crowding for attention. Warner Bros, the studio distributing the latter has now released a final theatrical trailer to prime audiences for the disaster epic.



Set during a gigantic Californian earthquake, that levels the landscape and brings a tidal wave of destruction, the film stars Dwayne Johnson, Carla Gugino, Alexandra Daddario and Ioan Gruffudd. Brad Peyton is behind the lens of the $100 million production.


'San Andreas' hits theaters in Australia on May 28 and in the U.S. on May 29.

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Quake developer says modders should be compensated for their efforts

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

John Romero, Doom and Quake game designer at id Software in the 1990s, believes modders should be allowed to receive payment for their efforts. The recent discussion has come back to life following news that Valve included, and then removed Steam paid mods - gamers seem more inclined to be able to donate to modders, but don't want to be forced to pay.




"I've always believed that mod makers should be able to make money from their creations," said Romero, when speaking to GamesIndustry International. Remember, Quake was the stepping stone for the Team Fortress mod, which eventually led to the Team Fortress 2 sequel.


Romero's team came up with an idea that was later abandoned leading up to the original Quake launch: "In 1995, while we were making Quake, we had the idea to start a company called id Net. This company would be the portal that players would connect to and play other mod maker's creations. It was to be a curated site, levels and mods chosen by us at id, and if we put your content on our network we would pay you an amount equal to the traffic that your content drove to the site."

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Mushkin teams up with Ubisoft to expand REACTOR SSD lineup

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Storage | Posted: 7 hours, 50 mins ago

Mushkin has expanded its REACTOR series of solid-state drives, pushing storage capacities to include 256GB, 512GB, and 1TB capacities. Gamers and PC enthusiasts will be able to purchase the new drives starting on Monday, May 11.




The Mushkin REACTOR SSDs have data transfer speeds of 560MB/s read and 460MB/s write, with random 4K performance up to 74K/76K read/write IOPS, according to Mushkin.


"To celebrate the expansion of our very popular REACTOR SSD starting May 1, 2015, gaming fans can enter our Ghost Recon Phantoms Sweepstakes for a chance to win a custom built Mushkin Extreme Gaming PC and much more," said Nicolas Villalobos, director of global market at Mushkin. The contest also includes products from EVGA, BitFenix, Razer, DXRacer, and SiliconMotion - click here to enter.

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NASA tests shape-changing wing to help cut down on fuel costs

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 8 hours, 33 mins ago

NASA is working with the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and FlexSys to test a new morphing wing technology that uses a seamless flexible edge. The Adaptive Compliant Trailing Edge (ACTE) provides major improvements when compared to conventional flaps that are used on aircraft today.




"Armstrong's work with ACTE is a great example of how NASA works with our government and industry partners to develop innovative technologies that make big leaps in efficiency and environmental performance," said Jaiwon Shin, associate administrator of the NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directatorate. "This is consistent with the agency's goal to support the nation's leadership in the aviation sector."


The NASA Langley Research Center will now study flight tests to help create designs used for large transport aircraft.

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Woz: Humans made machines 'too important,' at our own peril

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 8 hours, 55 mins ago

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is concerned about the future of humans and artificial trying to co-exist, believing the future could be "very bad for people." During a recent speech in Massachusetts, Wozniak spoke about how computers might not be the best thing for humans - even though he helped start one of the biggest computer companies in the world.




"The machines won 200 years ago," Wozniak said during a speech at the MassMutual Center last week. "We made them too important. That makes us the family pet." Wozniak has expressed concern that humans could one day lose control of artificial intelligence, which would pose a major threat to mankind.


Woz also spoke out about the reliance on computers to help try to educate students, though that can't be effective if class sizes are too big. "A lot of our schools slow students down. We put computers in schools and the kids don't come out thinking any better."

Nintendo issues apology regarding shortage of Amiibo products

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 57 mins ago

Nintendo has publicly apologized for its continued struggle to keep Amiibos, little plastic figurines based on popular Nintendo characters, in adequate supply for gamers. For gamers trying to find their favorite Amiibo, some will admittedly be easier to find than others in the foreseeable future.




"We may continue to see consumer demand outpace supply levels for certain characters at times, but we will do our best to prevent that from happening," Nintendo said in a press statement. "As our library of amiibo continues to grow, some figures will be easier to find than others. We are constantly looking for the opportunity to reissue amiibo and are already making plans to bring back some currently out-of-stock Amiibo figures. Stay tuned for details."


The gaming company wasn't as proactive as needed when updating gaming fans, and said it will work to resolve those problems. A chaotic labor dispute also led to major delays along west coast shipping ports, which also added to supply problems for Nintendo.

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