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Forza 6 shown off at 1080p 60FPS on the Xbox One at Gamescom

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 18 mins ago

Gamescom 2015 - If there's a game that should have the attention of Xbox One users, it should be Forza Motorsport 6, which is pumping along at 1080p 60FPS thanks to the optimization Turn 10 Studios has made to the game.



The studio was showing off Forza 6 at Gamescom 2015 which is currently underway in Cologne, Germany, with DualShockers interviewing Creative Director Dan Greenawalt, where he said: "Honestly, it is optimization, optimization, optimization. Forza Motorsport 5, as well as Forza Horizon 2 as well as Forza Motorsports 6 are underpinned by our bespoke graphics engine ForzaTech. And that graphics engine is being worked on by two world-class teams: the Turn 10 team and the PlayGround team".


Greenwalt added: "But also, we're first party, so we work with The Coalition, we work with 343, we're able to learn how to really optimize for the box. So yeah, I think it surprised a lot of people that Forza Motorsport 6 was able to come out with 1080p, 60 frames per second, 24 cars on track, with night, with wet, but it drives great. At the end of the day, that's what all this technology is for. It's for the experience. It's to get people passionate and excited about cars in games.And if it does that, it's all worth it".

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'Mad Max: Fury Road' comes to Blu-ray next month

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 2 hours, 25 mins ago

It's always an uphill battle for R rated movies at the box office, but the fact that this summer's 'Mad Max: Fury Road' grossed nearly $370 million at the international box office is a solid result, not least because it's a sequel/reboot to a film last released thirty years ago. I suspect 'Fury Road' will have a good life on home video, and starting from next month Roadshow and Warner Entertainment will release the film on 3D and 2D Blu-ray HD, DVD and Digital across the world.




The Blu-ray versions come packed with 90 minutes of detailed making-of featurettes, as well as a number of deleted scenes and an UltraViolet digital code. Sadly, the black and white version that Director George Miller hoped to include has not made the cut - no doubt they're holding it back for some future re-release.


'Mad Max: Fury Road' is available to purchase on September 1st in the United States, September 2nd in Australia and October 5th in the United Kingdom.

Sega's sales significantly drop, and move to mobile hasn't paid off

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 50 mins ago

Sega reported a whopping 42 percent drop in net sales, with sales earnings of $426 million, net losses of $63.8 million, and operating losses of $76 million. The company has tried to create mobile games, largely using the freemium gaming model, but has failed to woo potential mobile gamers.




"The economy still remained in the condition requiring further time for full recovery due to uncertainty towards a downswing in overseas economies arising from factors such as the slowdown of growth in the economies of emerging countries and European debt crisis," Sega said in a statement.


It makes sense that Sega would say its businesses losses are tied to the global economy, though other companies are reporting stronger financial results. Instead, some analysts and journalists believe Sega's effort to go mobile - which didn't go over extremely well - has led the company to reverse course and dedicate more time on creating console games yet again.

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Fight erupts after drone drops narcotics into prison yard

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 4 hours, 36 mins ago

A drone dropped a bundle of narcotics and tobacco into the Mansfield Correctional Institution, located southwest of Cleveland, Ohio. The incident left nine people in solitary confinement for fighting over control of the contraband.




The delivery included more than five ounces of tobacco, over two ounces of marijuana, and about one-quarter ounce of heroin, according to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction. The package was dropped on the north recreation yard, and was thrown into the south recreation yard as inmates fought.


All inmates in both the north recreation and south recreation yards underwent mandatory strip searches and clinic checks.

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TrendForce: 14M virtual reality units in 2016, mainly used for gaming

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 6 hours, 31 mins ago

The Apple Watch didn't give the wearables market a significant boost like some analysts hoped for, but there is plenty of great growth opportunity thanks to virtual reality. Even though there have been very few VR product launches this year, shipment volumes will reach 14 million units in 2016, according to TrendForce's Topology Research Institute (TRI).




VR video games cost less to create than VR movies, and with the appeal of audiovisual in regards to VR, there is huge sales potential. Game developers have plenty of incentives, such as low cost and minimal time investment, to create VR game titles - and it seems like only a matter of time before VR-centric games hit the market.


"VR hardware's market positioning is clearer than smartwatches," said Jason Tsai, wearable device analyst at TrendForce. "Since VR device's strongest feature is providing users with an immersive audiovisual experience, its early application will be related to gaming."

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Acer rumored to announce four new Windows 10 Mobile phones during IFA

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 7 hours, 42 mins ago

The recent launch of Windows 10 has led to a mass migration from Windows 7 and 8/8.1 to the newest Windows OS - and there is hope Microsoft will be able to attract phone manufacturers to jump onboard. Acer is rumored to launch four new Windows 10 Mobile-powered smartphones during IFA 2015 next month in Berlin, Germany.




Acer launched the Liquid M220 using Windows 8.1, but that isn't good enough for the company - as Windows 10 Phone could be used on mid-range and high-end devices. Of course, the Liquid M220 is upgradable to Windows 10, so owners have the choice of switching things up.


It would take a lot before Windows 10 would be able to even put a dent into Google Android, but it looks like consumers may have another realistic option besides the choice between iOS and Android. Expect Microsoft to announce the Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, both high-end Windows 10 Mobile during the show.

Tidal struggling with executives leaving, though Jay-Z isn't moving

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 7 hours, 54 mins ago

Music streaming service Tidal may not have been the greatest investment rap mogul Jay-Z has made, with several more music executives jumping ship. However, Tidal shoots down rumors that Jay-Z plans to step down from the company he purchased earlier this year:



Tidal is trying desperately to rebrand itself in a competitive streaming music market place, and several executives have left. The company's SVP of label and artist relations, Zena Burns, has left, following the earlier departures of the company CEO (twice), along with US and sales marketing manager David Solomon.

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AMD Radeon R9 Nano spotted in an MSI motherboard

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 13 hours, 6 mins ago

When AMD flew us out to their event in Sydney, Australia, one of the more exciting video cards that we got our hands on was the super-small Radeon R9 Nano.




The Radeon R9 Nano is based on the same Fiji architecture that both the R9 Fury X and R9 Fury are based on, it also contains High Bandwidth Memory (HBM) but it is super, super small. Well, now Flikr user 'Elmy' has the card, and according to Guru3D 'Elmy' is really Anthony Lackey. Lackey has done extensive promotional work for AMD, so we're sure to be looking at a genuine card here folks.


As you can see, the new Radeon R9 Nano is plugged into MSI's new X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard, and barely spills over the edge of the x16 PCIe connector. Insanely small, and it's said to pack the power of the Radeon R9 290X with similar power numbers, too. We should have a sample on its way shortly, so expect a few from us in the coming weeks.

DOTA 2 'The International' has a huge $18 million prize pool

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 14 mins ago

Valve's 2015 championship DOTA 2 'The International' tournament has kicked off on the "main event" stage, starting things off with three matches between LGD Gaming and Team Empire.



There are a total of 16 teams competing in this year's The International with a prize pool of $18 million, with the 16th place receiving $54,000 while 1st place takes home a huge $6.5 million. We should see these figures continue to climb as the days tick by thanks to it being funded through the Compendium, something that offers players in-game content at $10, or $27 each.


25% of all Compendium sales go into the prize pool for The International, which could see the prize pool far exceed $18 million when it wraps up on Saturday, August 8.

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