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The first video game released on this day, 58 years ago

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 22 hours ago

Today's game graphics are so close to reality that it's sometimes hard to tell whether it is a photograph or a scene from the latest game. Although the video gaming would not reach mainstream popularity until the 1970s and 80s, with arcade video games, gaming consoles and PC games, the first games were actually created about twenty years earlier.




What is considered to be the first video game - Tennis for Two, was released on this day, October 18th, 1958. American physicist William Higinbotham and technician Robert V. Dvorak, who created the game, displayed it on an oscilloscope and played with two custom aluminum controllers.


The game was pretty simple - it was rendered as a horizontal line, representing the tennis court, and a vertical line in the center, representing the tennis net. It was designed for two players, as the game says, who would hit and point the ball with a button on their controller.

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Huawei Mate 9 is coming soon: Here's what we know so far

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 days, 23 hours ago

The Note7 saga is officially finished after Samsung confirmed their decision to stop the production for the sake of consumer safety. Although some users will accept to exchange it for another Samsung's phone, like a Galaxy S7 or S7 edge, there is no doubt that many users lost their trust in the South Korean giant, and will turn to other manufacturers.




Apple will certainly profit from this trend, but we also must have in mind users that don't want to switch to iOS and want a good Android phone. A logical choice for some might be Google's Pixel or Pixel XL, which was recently announced. But there is another Android phone that could profit from the Note7 fiasco.


Huawei is the third largest phone manufacturer in the world, with an ambitious plan to become the second in the next two years. Their new flagship, Mate 9, will be announced on November 3rd, and the first images, leaked by none other than Evan Blass, show two version of the phone - first one that will look much like its predecessor, the Mate 8 and second one with curved edges on both sides, like the Galaxy Note7 or S7 edge.

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Watch Dogs 2 PC port delayed to ensure uncapped FPS, 4K

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days ago

Watch Dogs 2's PC port has been delayed to November 29 to ensure the game launches with key PC features intact, including multi-GPU support, 4K support, uncapped FPS, and much more.



Ubisoft is taking Watch Dogs 2 very, very seriously, so they've delayed the game two weeks on PC. The publisher affirms this delay will ensure a number of PC-specific features at launch, including 4K support, no FPS cap and frame rate optimization, full SLI/CrossFire support with multi-GPU setups, FOV sliders, Ultra texture packs, TXAA, MSAA, and much more.


"Our team is committed to quality and delivering the best Watch_Dogs experience possible. Therefore, we have made the tough but necessary decision to move the launch date for the PC version of Watch_Dogs 2 to November 29th. With this extra time, we'll be able to ensure that Watch Dogs 2 runs smoothly across a broad range of hardware, as well as add that extra polish to those features which matter the most to our community. Watch_Dogs 2 features a multitude of PC-specific improvements, including full 4K support with Ultra Textures and Extra Details options, and uncapped FPS, along with a host of other features and options requested by our community," reads the update.

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Tesla's Gigafactory event scheduled for January

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 5 days, 1 hour ago

While everyone is expecting Elon Musk's 'unexpected announcement' on Wednesday, Tesla Motors confirmed to Electrek they will host an event at Tesla Gigafactory on January 4th, 2017.




The event will be the first one held at Tesla's Gigafactory in Nevada after its grand-opening on July 29th. It is expected that many investors will show up and see where their money is going, and it will certainly be interesting to see how the factory changed in the past few months.


Since July, the company started the construction on four additional sections so the factory, which is huge as it is, could be almost twice bigger. It will be the world's second-largest building by usable space, smaller than only the Boeing Everett Factory, and the world's largest building by physical area.

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Infinite Warfare's second beta open to all PS4 owners

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 2 hours ago

PS4 owners will get exclusive free access to Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare's second multiplayer beta test weekend.



Activision's deal with Sony extends to Infinite Warfare's beta test, and if you own a PS4, you'll be able to try out Infinite Warfare's multiplayer starting on Friday, October 21 at 10AM PST (1PM EST) till Monday, October 24 at 10AM PST (1PM EST).


Xbox One owners are still gated off by a code, and have to pre-order a copy of the game in order to get in the beta.

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 5 days, 2 hours ago



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Red Dead Redemption 2 won't launch on PC

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 4 hours ago

After breaking the internet with image teases, Rockstar Games finally announced Red Dead Redemption 2. Sadly, there's no mention of a PC release at launch.




In a Facebook post, Rockstar revealed that Red Dead Redemption 2's Fall 2017 release date applies to PS4 and Xbox One, meaning PC gamers will have to wait...again. This isn't anything new for PC gamers; we've waited a year and a half for GTA V to launch on PC, but it was well worth the wait, and I'm expecting RDR2 will be as well. Think of it this way; console gamers will be essentially beta testing the game for its impending PC launch.


Red Dead Redemption 2 will usher in online multiplayer to the Red Dead franchise, likely carrying over Rockstar's GTA Online mechanics to the Western frontier. The studio affirms that RDR2 will feature "a new kind of multiplayer experience," hinting the online mechanics will be different than the wildly successful GTA Online. Take-Two and Rockstar also trademarked Red Dead Online domains, so expect this to be the name of the service (go figure).

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Red Dead Redemption 2 includes online play, out in 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 4 hours ago

After two days of teasing, Rockstar Games has finally let the cat out of the bag: it's Red Dead Redemption 2, folks.




Rockstar today announced Red Dead Redemption 2, a sequel to 2011's landmark Red Dead Redemption. It'll feature an "epic tale of life in America's unforgiving heartland," and deliver a "brand new multiplayer experience." Since Rockstar just filed a trademark for Red Dead Online, we could expect to see a more dynamic GTA Online-style online system for RDR2. Red Dead Redemption 2 will launch Fall 2017 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, and a trailer will drop this Thursday at 11am EST.


"Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America's unforgiving heartland. The game's vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience."

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Qualcomm's new 5G modem is up to 400x faster than 4G

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 5 days, 4 hours ago

Qualcomm has announced its amazingly fast 5G technology, with their first 5G devices set to arrive in the first half of 2018. During the Qualcomm 4G/5G Summit held in Hong Kong, the company announced its first 5G modem, the new Snapdragon X50, which rocks some seriously amazing speeds.



The new Snapdragon X50 handles up to 5Gbps down, which might not sound like much, but you're probably getting less than 100Mbps on your smartphone right now (seriously, go do a speed test and comment back here with your results). Even at the higher-end of the 4G spectrum, we are only seeing around 300Mbps these days - and maxing out at 450Mbps with 4G LTE, so 5000Mbps (5Gbps) is just amazing.


Qualcomm teases that Snapdragon X50-powered devices "are expected to be available during the first half of 2018", which lines up with the 5G standard being finalized.

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Red Dead Online trademarked by Rockstar Games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 6 hours ago

Rockstar's new Red Dead game may have its own online component similar to the mega-popular Grand Theft Auto Online.




Rockstar Games and its parent company Take-Two Interactive have trademarked a Red Dead Online domain name, strongly hinting that the new Red Dead 3 will have dynamic online features. Given the wild success of GTA Online, it's no surprise that Take-Two wants to apply the revenue-earning scheme to its other popular IPs, namely the Western-themed Red Dead franchise.


The studio has already issued out two teaser pics for the new Red Dead game, the second of which apparently shows the legendary gunslingers of the Magnificent Seven. Past reports indicate Red Dead 3 will actually be called Legends of the Old West, and will be set in a prequel timeline with a massive open world to explore. The rumors state that more than one playable character will be featured, along with many of the most famous outlaw gunslingers of the era.

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