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Red Dead Redemption style saloon recreated in Unreal Engine 4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 43 mins ago

We know that Red Dead Redemption 2 should be unveiled at E3 2015 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, but this recreation in Unreal Engine 4 is looking seriously nice. Check out some screenshots below.

 

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The screenshots are courtesy of Polycount member 'Matt_Billeci', with a Red Dead Redemption inspired look at a saloon environment using Unreal Engine 4. He explains: "For a while now I have been working on a saloon interior that is inspired by the Red Dead series. I am going for a bit of a high-end saloon and I still have loads of work left to do. With this project, I really wanted to dive into the PBR workflow and UE4. Probably around 60 % of the textures in here have place holder textures. I had used some of Unreal's textures just to make sure that my lighting would bake out correctly. Most of everything is UVed/Lightmap UVed. The goal is to finish the rest of the those and get to texturing and creating a more dynamically lit scene. Any comments or critiques would be much appreciated!"

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Google send mystery device through FCC, the next version of Glass?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 1 hour, 32 mins ago

Google might not be pushing along with the first generation of its Glass product, but it looks like the company is still working on something Glass-like, by sending in a new "smart BLE" device through to the FCC for approval.

 

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The A4R-CAP1 device has a few things that let us know it's a new wearable, such as the digital FCC label below looking just like the Glass interface cards, something that you see when you swipe across. This shows us that we should expect a touchstrip of some kind, just as Google Glass featured.

 

We could see another device that uses Glass-like navigation, but I think we're going to see the next iteration of Glass shown off at Google I/O in a couple of months time, what do you think?

Gabe Newell says "our goal is to make modding better" through Steam

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 54 mins ago

Gabe Newell has taken to Reddit to talk about Valve's new modding policy, where our Lord and Savior took many questions regarding the controversial paid mod subject. Newell said that Valve's goal is now to make modding better for both creators, and gamers.

 

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Newell said: "Our goal is to make modding better for the authors and gamers. If something doesn't help with that, it will get dumped. Right now I'm more optimistic that this will be a win for authors and gamers, but we are always going to be data driven". The boss of Valve also explained why the company used Skyrim as their first title under the new policy, where he said: "Skyrim is a great example of a game that has benefitted enormously from the MODs. The option for paid MODs is supposed to increase the investment in quality modding, not hurt it".

 

He continued: "About half of Valve came straight out of the MOD world. John Cook and Robin Walker made Team Fortress as a Quake mod. Ice frog made DOTA as a Warcraft 3 mod. Dave Riller and Dario Casali we Doom and Quake mappers. John Guthrie and Steve Bond came to Valve because John Carmack thought they were doing the best Quake C development. All of them were liberated to just do game development once they started getting paid. Working at Waffle House does not help you make a better game".

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Samsung's refreshed Gear VR for the Galaxy S6, S6 edge on sale May 8

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 4 hours, 19 mins ago

With the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge handsets now on the market, Samsung is preparing the release of its new Gear VR Innovator Edition headset.

 

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The new Gear VR will work with the new Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge handsets, with pre-orders now open. Samsung will be releasing it as the "Gear VR Innovator Edition for S6" and will be made available through Samsung's own website, and through Best Buy in the United States starting on May 8.

 

The previous iteration of Gear VR worked only on the larger Galaxy Note 4 smartphone, and retailed for $199. The new Gear VR will be priced at $199, too.

Project Cars 2 is rumored to already be in development

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day ago

Project Cars has been delayed a few times now, but it will be released on May 8 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, with news floating out already that Slightly Mad Studios is already working on a sequel to the driving game. We already know that Project Cars will be one of the best looking games on the market, with support for virtual reality headsets, and up to triple 4K monitor setups.

 

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The news is coming from Slightly Mad Studios' boss, Ian Bell, where he referred to Project Cars as a 'Destiny-like' experience. He took to the World of Mass Development forums, where he said: "A very short update for now as I'm jet-lagged to hell and back but the good news is that we will be continuing the WMD setup for pCARS2. We will open new forum sections when the game (pCARS1) ships to support the new users and you WMD experts will all have access and we'd greatly appreciate your assistance advising new users".

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Criminals receiving bitcoin ransom payments converting money fast

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 1 day, 1 hour ago

Cybercriminals launching ransomware attacks typically demand immediate payment with very little paper trail - and that often means relying on bitcoin transactions. However, the anonymity of bitcoins is now being overlooked due to the volatility of the cryptocurrency, with hackers converting the funds quickly.

 

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The cyber group responsible for infecting users across the world with Cryptolocker likely made over $3 million before it was targeted by investigators. Besides pre-paid cash cards, bitcoins - which were once valued at more than $1,100 each, but now worth less than $250 - make it less appealing for money laundering behavior.

 

"I've seen this discussion in underground forums among Russian criminals," said Etay Maor, senior fraud prevention strategist of IBM Security, in a statement to The Register. "They use Bitcoin for the money laundering part and take payment with it, but they'll move it out almost immediately. Most of them won't keep bitcoins - they don't like the valuations Bitcoin has - so they just use it as a layer of obfuscation, and move it to a different form of money."

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LG's G4 should cost around $800, a little more than the Galaxy S6 edge

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 2 hours ago

LG is so close to the official unveiling of its G4 smartphone, where we're receiving details on the handset slowly. The latest is pricing, with LG setting the price of the G4 smartphone at around $800.

 

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At $800, it's an expensive handset, far more expensive than the Nexus 5 at under half its price when it debuted (made by LG). The Galaxy S6 and S6 edge are $800+ handsets, but LG is packing a serious punch with the G4. We have a 5.5-inch QHD (2560x1440) display, a super-fast Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor (six cores), and more.

 

We know to expect a seriously good rear-facing camera, too.

Lenovo's new K80 smartphone features 4GB of RAM, 4000mAh battery

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

Lenovo has just announced its latest handset, the K80, which will feature some surprising specifications. First off, we have a 5.5-inch 1080p display, which in this QHD world, isn't that great.

 

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It is backed up by an Intel Atom processor, with a 1.8GHz clock speed and 64-bit. We also have 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage, and a huge 4000mAh battery. On the rear, Lenovo has provided a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with OIS, with the entire smartphone coming in at just 8.5mm thick.

 

Android 5.0 Lollipop powers the Lenovo K80 handset, with the Chinese manufacturer pricing it at $290. It will be available in China at first on April 30, with a second model to follow with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage.

Vin Diesel announces 'Fast & Furious 8' with an April 2017 release

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 1 day, 4 hours ago

With 'Fast & Furious 7' making over $1 billion and counting, it should come as no surprise that Vin Diesel has announced that 'Fast & Furious 8' will be released on April 14, 2017.

 

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Diesel announced the news at CinemaCon in Las Vegas, where he said: "We're going to make the best movie you've ever seen". If the last Furious movie made $1 billion, what do you think the new one will make?

'Warcraft' movie set for a delay

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 day, 5 hours ago

The long-in-the-making feature film adaptation of Blizzard's MMORPG 'World of Warcraft' has been delayed by three months, and now set to launch in the middle of the 2016 summer blockbuster season.

 

 

Previously announced for a March 2016 release, Legendary Studios and distributor Universal Pictures have now announced a three month delay for the picture, which will now hit screens worldwide on June 10 2016, with the first teaser trailer for the picture likely to be released at ComicCon in July.

 

Directed by Duncan Jones (son of David Bowie), 'Warcraft' stars Travis Fimmel, Paula Patton, Ben Foster, Robert Kazinsky and Dominic Cooper, along with a cast of thousands of Orcs and other digital creatures courtesy of Industrial Light and Magic.

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