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Sony expected to drop the PS4 price down to $350 for the holidays

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 48 mins ago

Rumors of a price drop for the PS4 have been around for a while now, with the unexpected price drop of Sony's console in Japan teasing gamers that we could expect a price drop on the PS4 elsewhere in the world.




Well, Target's website teased a "$50 price drop on the PS4" next to the Uncharted: Nathan Drake Collection PS4 hardware bundle, offering it for $349. But the site quickly changed this. Target is now offering a $50 gift card with the bundle, at $399. Target could just be trying to get more consumers buying the PS4 through their store, but we think that Sony is preparing a $50 price drop on the PS4 for the holidays.


The PS4 recently launched with a 1TB model, and will be sold next to the launch of the new Call of Duty, which should see a price drop on the older 500GB models.

New Star Wars Battlefront footage arrives with Luke vs Darth Vader

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 51 mins ago

The beta of Star Wars Battlefront drops later today, with YouTuber 'jackfrags' releasing some new gameplay videos, with some battles between Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, as well as the new Drop Zone game mode.



There's some more videos below, where we've embedded the Luke Skywalker vs Darth Vader video directly below. Under that, we have the Drop Zone and Walker Assault videos.




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Valve's retail presence involves GameStop, EB Games and Game UK

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 6 hours, 32 mins ago

Valve is getting close to the big launch of its Steam Machines, Steam Controllers and many more devices, with the company announcing it has partnered up with GameStop, EB Games and Game UK who will all serve as "exclusive non-digital retailer[s]".




These companies will be selling Valve's upcoming Steam Machines, Steam Controller and Steam Link streaming device. In the US and UK, there will be dedicated "Steam Sections" where gamers can get their hands on PC gaming hardware, like the Steam Controller and Steam Machines, as well as some pre-paid Steam cards.


Valve co-founder, Gabe Newell explains: "Creating a 'store within a store' across North America and the UK is a significant win for getting the first generation of Steam Hardware products into gamers' hands".

Win a copy of BBC Earth's amazing 'Life Story' Blu-ray documentary

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 6 hours, 44 mins ago

To celebrate this week's home video release of the amazing BBC Earth documentary 'Life Story' from acclaimed naturalist David Attenborough, we have five Blu-ray copies to give away, thanks to our friends at Roadshow Entertainment.




This captivating series follows the journey from birth to parenthood. Each episode focuses on one stage of life starting with those crucial first few days and moving through the challenges of the grown up world - from power struggles to the search for a suitable mate - and finally parenthood where survival of their own offspring, their legacy, becomes life's purpose. Every day these animals face triumph, tragedy, humour and joy. 'Life Story' brings their experience to the screens in minute detail, showcasing their strength and fascinating ingenuity and bringing the drama and tension of the natural world to life.

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This is what Half-Life 2 looks like when rendered in Unreal Engine 4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 19 mins ago

Valve is probably working on Half-Life 3, but until we get an announcement, all we can do is dream. But there are things you can do to make the time go by as a Half-Life fan, such as checking out the Unreal Engine 4-powered Half-Life 2 environment project by Polycount member 'PogoP'.






The screenshots alone do it justice, with PogoP explaining: "Just so you know, I do plan to release this scene online for people to play around with. I'm not going to release it just yet, as I would really like to get it working with Oculus Rift before I do.. So you can run around with virtual reality. Not entirely sure if its going to work, but I'll give it a good go!"

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Chromecast 2's CPU is 2.5 times faster than its predecessor's

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 10 hours, 52 mins ago

Google's newly released "Chromecast 2" sports more hardware improvements than originally known. Beyond the improved wireless functionality, there's also the 2.5 times faster CPU.




The original is the single-core ARM Cortex-A9 processor; the new processor is a dual-core ARM Cortex-A7 with 1080p video support (also, bonus DRM support /s). The added power may not mean much now, but could in the future as Google expands the functionality of Chromecast.

Destiny moves towards microtransactions to fund new DLC

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 53 mins ago

Bungie has announced that Destiny will get microtransactions starting October 13, complete with its own in-game currency called Silver.




These microtransactions will be cosmetic rather than the pay-to-win schemes, Bungie affirms. A new NPC will arrive in the Tower and players will be able to exchange Silver for their choice of 18 different new emotes. Silver can be purchased for money, but we still don't know the exact exchange rates.


Reports indicate that this new cosmetic microtransaction model is how Bungie will fund Destiny's further development, and will release free DLC updates once a month throughout Fall 2016.

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Four more 'Transformers' films in development

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 10 hours, 56 mins ago

Earlier this year we reported that Paramount and Hasbro were forging ahead with plans to carve out a 'Transformers' cinematic universe over multiple films and platforms, and it looks like those plans are coming to fruition, with Hasbro chief content officer Steven J. Davis bullish on the future.




As reported by Variety, Davis reports that the writers room has successfully mapped out the next ten years for the franchise. "Nine of some of the most creative writers I have ever worked with, shepherded by Akiva Goldsman, who many of you may know won an Academy Award for 'A Beautiful Mind' and written a bunch of great movies. And they plotted out the next 10 years of 'Transformers'. Similarly, we are doing the same in television and in digital. So stay tuned, 'Transformers 5' is on its way, and 6 and 7 and 8."


While this might sound like over-confidence, bear in mind that the last entry 'Age of Extinction' is the 14th highest grossing film in history, with $1.1B worldwide.

Patriot Viper 4 3600MHz DDR4 RAM available now

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: RAM | Posted: 11 hours, 6 mins ago

Patriot has today come out with a new Viper 4 DDR4 RAM kit, this time boasting an aggressive 3600MHz speed, edging out the 3400MHz kit released last month.




The new kit sports 17-18-18-36 timings and draws 1.35V of power. As well, it comes in an 8GB (2x4GB) configuration, and gives users the option to overclock with a pre-determined profile, or do it the old-fashioned way.


MSRP is $169.99.

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Microsoft HoloLens revealed

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 11 hours, 19 mins ago

Microsoft is hosting a live event tomorrow to discuss some new Windows 10 devices, but the company has pulled back the curtain ahead of time on one of them: the HoloLens.




Described as the "first fully untethered, see-through holographic computer", the HoloLens essentially turns your life into The Minority Report, integrating computer functions into the physical world around you to produce what Microsoft called "mixed reality". We've played enough Deus Ex: Human Revolution to know where this is headed.


See a tech demo of sorts for it in action in the video below.

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