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id Software blended old school with the modern era while making Doom

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 30 mins ago

id Software has blended characteristics from the original Doom video games with a more modern twist, hoping to keep gamers interested.

 

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"Ultimately, I don't think it's about old and new," said Marty Stratton, executive proder of Doom at id Software, in a statement to IGN. "It's about what's fun and what's Doom. We started early on with trying to figure out the game's identity. Not what is 'old Doom,' but what is Doom? How does it make us feel? What do we want from a Doom experience? When we boil it down, are the things we're doing feeding into that?"

 

When playing Doom next year, there are a few things you'll likely notice: your health doesn't regenerate, so you won't need to bother trying to hide and wait fights out. You also won't need to bother reloading, and your actual movement in the game is quite fast. The multiplayer experience features loadouts, and the minute you spawn, you'll be ready to go.

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Bethesda: Fallout 4 was 'basically done' when the game was unveiled

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 35 mins ago

If there are certain features you'd like to see in Fallout 4, don't hold your breath, as the game is "basically done."

 

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With most of the hard work already done, and the gaming community excited, Bethesda is spending its time fixing bugs and finalizing things.

 

"Let's be honest, [right now] it doesn't matter what anybody wants for a feature in Fallout 4," Pete Hines, VP of marketing at Bethesda, in a statement published by GameSpot. "The game is basically done. It was by and large done before we announced it, in terms of the features going in. You're not adding new features in May, June, July in the next year you're releasing; you're trying to get everything fixed."

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US government worried as more Americans wooed by Islamic State online

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 2 hours, 30 mins ago

More US citizens are being stopped as they try to leave the country, in an effort to join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

 

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FBI Director James Comey admits the group's recruitment efforts using social media is successful, as they recruit "troubled souls." IS has been able to radicalize potential recruits from across the world, and those responsible for running the accounts are quick to create new online profiles if one is taken down.

 

"What worries me most is that ISIL's investment in social media - which has been blossoming in the last six to eight weeks in particular - will cause a significant increase in the number of incidents that we will see," Comey said while speaking at a national security conference. "That's what I worry about all day long."

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Anonymous continues siege against Canadian intelligence agency

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 3 hours, 40 mins ago

As part of its "Operation Anon Down," the Anonymous hacker collective promises to continue leaking documents from the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS). In its first data release, Anonymous shared a 2014 Treasury Board memo regarding funding of the Canadian spy agency's operational ability overseas.

 

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During a protest of a dam project, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) shot and killed James McIntyre, a protester wearing a Guy Fawkes mask. The police said McIntyre ignored their commands while approaching in an "aggressive manner." Here is what Independent Investigations Office said:

 

"According to the police, officers were responding to a report of a male causing a disturbance at a public information session. Upon arrival, police encountered a masked individual outside, believed to be connected to the complaint. A confrontation occurred and the male affected person was shot."

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Report: Apple Music already has 10 million users testing the service

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 4 hours, 40 mins ago

Apple Music launched on June 30 and has quickly amassed more than 10 million subscribers, according to a report published by Hitsdailydouble.com.

 

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The website spoke with anonymous sources inside a few major record labels, as Apple doesn't release those types of figures publicly. Each new member can enjoy a three-month free trial of the service, so it will be interesting to see how many subscribers stick around following the trial period.

 

The entry-level plan costs $9.99 per month, and a $14.99 per month family plan allows for up to six users to enjoy the streaming music service.

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Former NSA lawyer: Snowden 'really set back' cybersecurity discussion

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 5 hours, 40 mins ago

Edward Snowden doesn't have very many fans when it comes to people in the US government and the National Surveillance Agency (NSA).

 

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"It is hard to quantify this harm, such as it is, but I think the inflammatory nature of the way the Snowden affair played out really set back our collective discussion on cybersecurity," said Rajesh De, former general counsel for the NSA, when asked about Snowden's data leaks during the Big Law Business Summit.

 

The White House recently responded to a petition to the White House that sought an official pardon for Snowden. Of course, that's not going to happen:

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AOC readies similar 32-inch monitors, 4K U3277PQU and WQHD Q3277PQU

By: Chris Smith | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 6 hours, 37 mins ago

Identical in stature but different in features, AOC has showcased its 4K U3277PQU and WQHD Q3277PQU monitors, offering 3840 x 2160 and 2560 x 1440 pixel resolutions respectively.

 

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The 4K U3277PQU monitor brandishes an IPS display, 178-178 degree viewing angles, a 30-bit color range, a 4ms response time, a maximum brightness of 350 cd/m2 and dynamic mega-contrast ratio. With ports on board including HDMI with MHL and DisplayPort 1.2, expect to shell out $800 to get one of your own.

 

Looking similar, the WQHD Q3277PQU offers an AMVA display panel, identical response times, viewing angles colors and dynamic mega-contrast ratio, but a lower maximum brightness of 300 cd/m2. As for input ports, expect dual-link DVI, DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 with MHL - be prepared to pay $600 for this beauty on release.

Download Windows 10 to a USB flash drive or ISO file with this link

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 6 hours, 52 mins ago

Have you been patiently waiting for your PC to tell you that your reserved copy of Windows 10 was ready? So have I, until I stumbled across this link to the Microsoft website where you can download Windows 10.

 

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If you've already got a Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 serial key, you can download Windows 10 to a USB flash drive or ISO file. The download link includes the Download Tool, available in both 32- and 64-bit, where you can download and install Windows 10 easily. Mine has just finished downloading, so the servers are full steam ahead right now thanks to Microsoft reserving a huge 40Tbps of bandwidth for the launch of Windows 10.

$150,000 price pool announced for CS:GO CEVO Season 8, featuring MLG

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 41 mins ago

As its seventh season came to a close, CEVO was on the ball in announcing Season 8, featuring an improved $150,000 prize pool from the $135,000 offered previously. Once again partnered with MLG, this seasons' LAN finals will be showcased within the MLG.tv studio in Columbus, Ohio on November 6-8.

 

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The $150,000 in cash is spread over four different ranked pools, being professional, main, intermediate and amateur - poised to help emerging teams work their way up the ranks as they hone in-game skills.

 

Teams will gain a point for each map won in the best-of-two pool play, whereas last season saw three points for a series win or one for a tie.

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The insanely good looking Need for Speed will be playable at Gamescom

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 31 mins ago

Electronic Arts is set to steal the show at Gamescom next week in Cologne, Germany, where it will be showing off the incredibly beautiful new Need for Speed.

 

 

The new Need for Speed will be playable for the first time at the show, after EA's big press conference on August 5. Need for Speed can be found at the EA booth in hall 6 (for those who are going to Gamescom), where it will be available to play. Need for Speed is quite large, with EA teasing it is set in a world that is twice the size of that in Need for Speed Rivals.

 

Need for Speed slides onto the Xbox One, PS4 and PC on November 3.

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