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'Happy Forest' is yet another great example of Unreal Engine 4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 42 mins ago

We've been reporting on many various technology demos using Unreal Engine 4, but this new one has to be the cutest. Check out the 1-minute video of 'Happy Forest', below.

 

 

Marza Animation Planet are the developers behind Happy Forest, which makes great use of Epic Games' beautiful open-world forest assets that are included in Unreal Engine 4. A very detailed dragon is also used, which gave me some Pixar vibes.

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Turtle Beach opens pre-orders for a wireless headset called the 420X

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 1 hour, 42 mins ago

We're not quite sure if the name of this headset is meant to be a joke aimed at the constant memes and Snoop Dogg 420 references, but either way Turtle Beach has released its 420X Xbox One headset for pre-order.

 

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Set up with a 100% wireless design, this headset features a USB connection to the Xbox One (wireless sender), separated game and voice chat volume controls, an adjustable microphone boom, an over-ear headset design and audio presents with voice prompts.

 

Set for release on July 18 at a recommended price of $179.95, Turtle Beach CEO Juergen Stark claims this product "will feature our renowned audio and mic quality in a comfortable headset designed to give gamers the most immersive and enjoyable gaming experience."

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Mad Catz faces possible closure due to financial struggles

By: Chris Smith | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 2 hours, 45 mins ago

The well-known brand of arcade sticks and accessories, Mad Catz, is facing some severe financial struggles which may result in closure, GameSpot says.

 

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Failing to meet a monthly fail-safe target as set by it's credit lender, Wells Fargo, Mad Catz warned its investors of an unclear future. Wells Fargo waived this violation on June 23, opening a new agreement which will be upheld until July 31, 2016. Reportedly losing money over the last three years, Mad Catz stated that it will need "significant contributions from anticipated sales of products related to the Rock Band 4 video game" in order to continue operating.

 

With Rock Band 4 set to be the make or break for Mad Catz, the stakes are high but the hopes are not, with it explained that all of this uncertainty raises "substantial doubt about the company's ability to continue as a going concern." Speaking to Game Informer, Mad Catz announced a $20 million loan initially, set for a possible increase to $35 million from September, all to ensure a smooth Rock Band 4 launch.

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GG, Google - there's a new Google Glass coming 'soon'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 2 hours, 48 mins ago

The first iteration of Google Glass was good, but not great, and while we've known for a while that Google is working on a second version of its ambitious wearable, the first real news on the new Glass is here.

 

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Droid Life has found a submission to the FCC that shows that Google looks to be working on a new version of Glass, with the only information on Glass 2.0 shared is that the FCC ID is 'A4R-GG1' and that it supports various Wi-Fi bands and Bluetooth. The documents also show that Google is using the 2014 E-Label act, which means it can hide the FCC labels away instead of plastering them on the device itself.

AOC shows off its 25-inch WQHD monitor, Q2577PWQ

By: Chris Smith | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 3 hours, 39 mins ago

Set for a position on the shelves this coming August, AOC has showcased its new 25-inch WQHD monitor to the public. The Q2577PWQ utilizes an IPS LCD panel with LED lighting, said to use a non-PWM method for brightness adjustment, ensuring a flicker-free experience.

 

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Other features include 178 degree viewing angles, a 5ms response time, a 350 cd/m2 brightness ceiling and dynamic mega-contrast ratio. With a maximum power consumption rating of 55W, ports available include DisplayPort, HDMI, DVI, D-Sub and a four port USB hub which includes two USB 3.0 downstream ports (one high current) plus two USB 2.0 options.

 

The base enables a height, tilt and 90 degree rotation adjustment. Unfortunately there is no current price listed.

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PS4 sales hit 23 million, Xbox One trails behind with 12 million

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 4 hours, 40 mins ago

It looks like Sony is continuing to dominate consoles sales, where according to the latest sales data from VGChartz, Sony has eclipsed Microsoft by nearly 100%.

 

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Sony has racked up 23.2 million sales of its PlayStation 4 console, while Microsoft trails behind severely with just 12.8 million. Nintendo is actually not doing too badly, with 9.7 million Wii U consoles sold to date. If we shift over to monthly numbers, Sony continues to smack Microsoft around, selling 617,578 consoles while the Xbox One saw just 272,955 sold. Nintendo on the other hand didn't have a bad month, with 141,426 Wii U consoles sold.

Fnatic CS:GO takes home $100,000 thanks to ESL and ESEA

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 46 mins ago

$100k for a single outing isn't a bad pay day indeed as the Swedes at Fnatic's CS:GO division took home the ESL ESEA Pro League Season 1 Finals with a 3-1 win over American team, Cloud 9.

 

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Losing the first map (de_cobblestone) on a close 14-16 scoreline, Fnatic took the next three maps 16-6 (de_cache), 16-14 (de_overpass) and 19-15 (de_dust2) to win in a four map stunner. This win secured the title, $100,000 and the prestige of being the first team to take home the crown.

 

The Fnatic team of Flusha, JW, KRIMZ, Olofmeister and Pronax also had a great showing in the finals kill/death wise, seeing Flusha finish with a brilliant +21 kills to deaths across his 93 frags in total. Cloud9's Shroud certainly put up a fight of his own, posting 100 kills to 80 deaths at a massive +20 kill/death ratio.

Superman fan? Rumor has it Warner Bros. is working on a Superman game

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 54 mins ago

With all of the problems surrounding the PC port of Batman: Arkham Knight, we need some good news from the gaming side of Warner Bros., and today is that day.

 

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It looks like Warner Bros. is working on an important new game, where WB Games Montreal is hiring 15 people to fill some jobs such as Game Designer, Senior Level Designer, and Technical Director. Their website describes it as "a passionate dev team developing DC Comics-focused AAA games that evolve and celebrate the legendary brands of Warner Bros". The company adds that it's for "a new IP project for next generation game platforms".

 

The screenshot that we have above could obviously be fake, but the sheer tease that Warner Bros. and Rocksteady Studios could be working on a new Superman game is exciting. The timing couldn't be better with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice to be released in March 2016, and Justice League the year after.

Bluetooth headsets are serious business as LG marks 10 million sold

By: Chris Smith | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 7 hours, 40 mins ago

As reported in a recently issued press release from LG, NPD Group has announced LG's continued reign over the US Bluetooth headset market since May 2012 - owning a massive 40% market share. Said to be mostly thanks to the TONE headset, LG further bragged that many spin-off copies are currently being made of the TONE globally.

 

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With the 10 millionth TONE headset sold since October 2010, this product has been designed by LG in collaboration with Harman/Kardon and JBL in order to provide a claimed "highest level of sound quality."

 

It seems that LG didn't expect this headset to travel so well at first, with LG Electronics' vice president for Innovate Personal Devices, Seo Young-jae, commenting "Initially we were quite surprised by the enthusiasm of the feedback we received from people who said that TONE was the most comfortable wireless headset they've ever used." He then went on to congratulate LG's R&D department, stating "We stuck to what worked well and improved upon TONE over the years and we're absolutely delighted by the positive reception we've gotten."

Peripheral brands make a move into clothing, Tt eSPORTS and ASTRO

By: Chris Smith | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 8 hours, 20 mins ago

Now listed as discontinued, Tt eSPORTS pushed heavily into the clothing scene in the recent past with its Chao series of clothing options - brandishing interesting Tt dragon designs and covering a series of options ranging from shirts to jackets and more.

 

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In a recent newsletter sent by Astro, they too are looking to entice gamers into clothing purchases with its 50% off sale on particular items. Excluding promotional items, this sale covers shirts, zip hoodies, crew sweatshirts and more - marking a possible new age in peripheral business.

 

With so many different peripheral brands now on the market, there is only so much you can do in order to make your headset, keyboard or mouse stand out from the crowd - maybe cool clothing designs is a way to help win over some new customers? You decide.

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