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Seagate announces a new 2TB 'Game Drive' for the Xbox One

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: Aug 5, 2015 7:25 am

Gamescom 2015 - Seagate has used the mega games event Gamescom to announce its new 2TB Game Drive for the Xbox One, with the storage unit also working on the Xbox 360.




Seagate's new 2TB Game Drive features the Xbox green-and-black color theme and is powered by a single USB 3.0 cable. The drive features Xbox and Seagate logos and allows you to have your catalog of downloaded games, achievements and so much more on-the-go. Senior Director of Product Marketing for Seagate, Jeff Fochtman, explains: "This exciting new collaboration with Microsoft Xbox is an important milestone for Seagate that will help us to reach a new audience, which has an insatiable appetite for storage". "There was a clearly defined need in this market for additional plug-and-play storage and Seagate is happy to be able to provide the solution," he added.


The new Seagate Game Drive will retail for an MSRP of $109.99, and will be made available at GameStop, Amazon and other consumer electronic retailers across the world.

Corsair announces new RGB keyboards, mice and headsets

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Aug 5, 2015 6:25 am

Corsair has just unveiled a bunch of new gaming peripherals during Gamescom 2015, with new STRAFE RGB mechanical gaming keyboards, Scimitar RGB MMO/MOBA mouse, and new flagship VOID gaming headsets.




One of the jewels in Corsair's new gaming peripherals is the ultra-quiet STRAFE RGB Silent, which is the world's first keyboard with Cherry MX RGB Silent gaming switches, which will "deliver the speed and precision of linear mechanical switches with significantly quieter actuation". Corsair adds that the STRAFE RGB Silent has "new switches combined with the noise-suppressing architecture of the keyboard chassis", that makes the "pro-level STRAFE RGB Silent 30% quieter than other mechanical gaming keyboards".




Corsair's new VOID headsets come in three flavors: wireless, USB or analog stereo. The VOID gaming headset earcups are "shaped to fit the human ear, providing the utmost comfort while delivering spectacular audio fidelity". The USB and wireless VOID headsets feature innovative features like InfoMic status LEDs, and a CUE Control dial that lets gamers control their gaming soundscape without pausing their game.

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Halo 5 will launch with a limited edition Xbox One console for $499

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Aug 5, 2015 5:35 am

Gamescom 2015 - Microsoft has just announced a bloody beautiful limited edition Xbox One console that will launch in the "weeks leading up" to the launch of Halo 5: Guardians, which launches on October 27.




The new Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition bundle will include a 1TB Xbox One console in a beautiful Spartan Locke and UNSC design, with an included controller that will match the design. The $499.99 bundle will include a download code for Halo 5, the Warzone REQ Bundle with 14 requisition packs, FOTUS-class armor and a special emblem for multiplayer, an alloy Guardian model, animated series Halo: The Fall of Reach, and team dossiers.




Microsoft will have the new Xbox One bundle available to retailers on October 20, with Japan receiving it two days later on October 22. Microsoft has also teased a special Master Chief wireless controller that will arrive in October for $69.99.

Microsoft says the Xbox One will be 'powered by Windows 10' soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Aug 5, 2015 4:26 am

Gamescom 2015 - Now that Windows 10 is here, the next machine to receive the upgrade, if "Something [doesn't] Happen" will be the Xbox One. Microsoft announced during Gamescom 2015 that the Xbox One will be receiving Windows 10 in September.



The news comes directly from Mike Ybarra, Partner Director of Program Management of Xbox and Windows Platform, who said: "My goal is Win10 is on Xbox One, with the new UI, for Preview members in September". Ybarra also teased the refreshed design of the Xbox One's new home screen through his Twitter account, which looks quite slick, which we have embedded above.


As for Windows 10 on the Xbox One, we should expect an updated dashboard design and new features, as well as support for DirectX 12. Insiders will receive Windows 10 on their Xbox One units starting next month, with the full roll out to the world in November if all things go to plan.

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Full 'Deadpool' red-band trailer is here

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Aug 5, 2015 3:27 am

Anticipation for the film adaptation of the the graphic novel 'Deadpool' has been rising since Fox greenlit the film last year, and despite previously showing a trailer during last month's San Diego Comic-Con, the studio has now officially released the nearly three minute long the red-band trailer, and it's a doozy.



Ryan Reynolds portrays the renegade X-Men spin-off character, along with a cast which includes Morena Baccarin, Ed Skrein and

T. J. Miller. The film is directed by former graphic artist Tim Miller.


Deadpool is scheduled to hit theaters on February 12, 2016.

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Lexus reveal their Hoverboard in action

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Aug 5, 2015 3:00 am

The 2015 "future" of 'Back to the Future Part II' is now, and whilst we don't have flying cars, 'Jaws 19' or those auto-lacing Nikes (at least yet), we're seemingly working closer towards those awesome hoverboards.. even if they don't work quite like in the film.



Lexus have finally revealed their prototype Hoverboard tech in action, and whilst it does rely on some unreadily available tech such as liquid nitrogen and magnet flooring, clearly it works, even if it requires pro skateboarders such as Ross McGouran to re-learn their craft.


Whilst its unclear what practical application Lexus are hoping to obtain from their science fair project, it's still cool to see.

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Taylor Swift praises Apple Music, but still is no fan of Spotify

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Aug 5, 2015 2:30 am

Taylor Swift initially didn't want her music available on Apple Music, and once Apple caved regarding payments to artists, decided to allow her music to be streamed.




All of this happened before Apple Music even launched, and revealed how powerful the 25-year-old is in the music industry. Swift recently praised Apple while criticizing Spotify:


"Apple treated me like I was a voice of a creative community that they actually cared about," Swift said in the September issue of Vanity Fair. "And I found it really ironic that the multi-billion-dollar company reacted to criticism with humility, and the start-up with no cash flow reacted to criticism like a corporate machine."

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

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 5, 2015 2:02 am

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: Aug 4, 2015 11:54 pm

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: Aug 4, 2015 11:30 pm

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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