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Dead Rising coming to PC, Xbox One, PS4, sequel to Xbox One, PS4

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Capcom's humor-laden zombie series Dead Rising is expanding to more platforms: the company has confirmed the first game (released 10 years ago) will be coming to PC, Xbox One, and PS4, and that Dead Rising 2 and its follow-up Dead Rising 2: Off the Record will be making their way to Xbox One and PS4 (both already boast excellent PC releases).

 

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There's no launch date for any of the titles yet; Capcom only said it "will have more news to share soon." But given Dead Rising 4 is due to launch in December, it's plausible at least one of them will hit before then. Presumably, all of the new releases will feature enhanced graphics, and possibly other features.

Travel to new worlds with a truly customizable VR headset

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

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After decades of trial and error, VR is finally getting the attention it deserves. And now is the best time to invest in a headset that will let you enjoy it free of fatigue and discomfort. For a limited time, TweakTown readers can get the Virtual Reality Box Headset for only $18.99.

 

Designed for VR on smartphones, the Virtual Reality Box Headset lets you adjust pupil and sight distance with its Optical Axis Sliding Control, giving you clear, distortion free images that make for a truly enjoyable experience. The headset also has a fully-adjustable T-strap, allowing it to fit any head comfortably and securely.

 

Usually priced at $29.99, the Virtual Reality Box Headset is on sale for only $18.99, more than 30% off its original price!

Uber has over 2 billion rides, with 1 billion in the last 6 months

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Uber has hit a new milestone, with over 2 billion rides through its app - which is pretty crazy considering the ride-sharing giant had 1 billion rides just 6 months ago now.

 

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The company added $4.7 billion to its war chest a few weeks ago, reports Reuters, with the 2 billionth ride milestone reached on June 18. It took Uber around 6 years to hit the first 1 billion rides, but only 6 months to rack up another 1 billion rides.

 

Uber has been spending money on recruiting drivers and passengers, thanks to the huge $13 billion in funding it received from investors. Uber boss Travis Kalanick said that there were 147 simultaneous Uber rides at the exact same second in 16 countries on June 18, all tying for the 2 billionth trip. Uber is bleeding $1 billion per year in order to compete against its rivals, but the company operates in 450 cities across the world right now.

 

Right now, Uber is valued at $62.5 billion - after it received a $1.15 billion leveraged loan that allows the company to enjoy the low interest rate, while keeping its venture capital backers happy that it's not diluting their equity.

World of Warcraft's new patch has better graphics, and big changes

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

Blizzard has its new expansion for World of Warcraft due soon, which will see the introduction of new gameplay mechanics, and many changes to the MMO.

 

 

Legion will introduce a new transmogrification system that "unlocks the look of an item account-wide once it's bound to you", reports GameSpot. There's also a bunch of class-specific changes, with changes to specializations - where Blizzard adds that it will be making it easier to change between specs, as well as not needing to worry about swapping gear so much.

 

World of Warcraft's graphics will be receiving a new dab of paint, with the maximum draw distance "extended greatly for all world content". Not only that, but the new Legion patch for WoW will also include three higher settings past the Ultra preset in the game. Fog will look much better, with Blizzard using "modern techniques for rendering colors and other post-effects".

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided's latest screenshots look great

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

Square Enix have unveiled five new screenshots of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, which is only a few weeks away now. Check out the new screenshots, below.

 

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will have support for both NVIDIA and AMD technologies, with AMD's PureHair technology included, as well as NVIDIA's PhysX and APEX technologies. The game will support Asynchronous Compute for the DX12 side of things, so we should expect AMD to have a good advantage in Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. The game will also feature a built-in benchmark, so expect us to roll Mankind Divided into our GPU benchmarks as soon as it's released.

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Fourth 'Star Trek' film greenlit to boldly continue franchise

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

With the eagerly anticipated 'Star Trek' Beyond opening worldwide this week smack-bang during the series 50th anniversary, attention has turned to if and when the series will return for another adventure. Paramount have indulged fans by announcing that the studio has already greenlit a fourth adventure and in a twist, a long dead character is set to return.

 

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Despite dying in the opening moments of the first J.J. Abrams rebooted 'Star Trek' film back in 2009, George Kirk (aka Captain James T. Kirk's father) will return for the next Trek adventure, played once again by Chris Hemsworth. According to Paramount's press release, Chris Pine's Captain Kirk "will cross paths with a man he never had a chance to meet, but whose legacy has haunted him since the day he was born: his father". While it's not exactly clear how that event will coalesce, but I'm sure J.D. Payne and Patrick McKay's script will be full of surprises.

CD Projekt RED boss: Rockstar & Blizzard among favorite developers

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

CD Projekt RED has enjoyed massive success with The Witcher 3, with nearly 10 million copies sold, but what studios does CDPR look to with respect?

 

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During an interview with CD Projekt RED boss Marcin Iwinski, he said that the world's top three game developers are Blizzard, Rockstar and Bethesda. Iwinski said: "Yeah, I actually think I said the best. The goal for the last five years was to be among the best three roleplaying game developers and I think we got there, The Witcher 3 is the proof".

 

He continued: "For the top three, this is our perception, I'd definitely put there Blizzard, I'd definitely put there Rockstar and I think I would put them at number 1 and probably Bethesda as well. We want to get there, so one will have to go".

Metro 2035 could be in the works, 4A Games working on two new projects

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

It looks like a game adaptation of Dmitry Glukhovsky's newest Metro 2035 book may be underway.

 

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4A Games, the development team behind the excellent Metro: 2033 and Metro: Last Light games, are working on "two exciting new projects." Admittedly we know next to nothing about the new projects--they could be brand new IPs, or we could see 4A Games continuing their long tradition on focusing on Glukhovsky's landmark post-apocalyptic universe.

 

"The burning question that you are all going to be asking (and have been asking) is: What are you doing or working on? Well today I have the honour, nay the privilege to tell you: nothing at all about either of the 2 exciting projects that we have underway .... Sorry for the troll :D"

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Sony threatens more 'Ghostbusters' films

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

The much maligned 'Ghostbusters' reboot has gotten off to a reasonable start with a $44 million opening weekend, but still has a long way to go to reach profitability - especially now it's been barred from entering the Chinese market. But that hasn't stopped Sony Pictures from forging ahead with more crap-tacular films.

 

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Speaking to The Wrap, president of worldwide distribution at the studio Rory Bruer declared "The 'Ghostbusters' world is alive and well... I expect 'Ghostbusters' to become an important brand and franchise. While nothing has been officially announced yet, there's no doubt in my mind it will happen."

 

Expanding the 'Ghostbusters' franchise has always been the end goal for Sony Pictures, with previously announced plans to launch a number of films off the back of the reboot. But based on the quality of this film (review coming this weekend), I think that's quite premature.

Opera selling browser business to Chinese buyers for $600 million

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Following a failed $1.2 billion takeover of Opera Software by a group of Chinese internet firms, the company has decided to instead attempt to sell off parts of its business to get around US government concerns over privacy.

 

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The new deal -- which is still pending approvals from authorities -- proposes $600 million for its browser business, performance and privacy apps division, technology licensing business, and its investment in Chinese joint venture nHorizon, which the group in question (Kunqi) has agreed to.

 

Opera will retain its advertising and marketing business, TV operations, and game-related apps.

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