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GeForce 376.09 driver is optimized for Watch Dogs 2

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 4 days, 23 hours ago

NVIDIA has released its new 376.09 drivers, specifically aimed at optimizing three major titles.

 

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The first is Watch Dogs 2, due out tomorrow. Word is both the game design and PC optimization are much improved over the first game, so you should probably give it a shot if you wrote it off after the last go round.

 

The other two are Capcom's comedy zombie smasher Dead Rising 4 (due out December 6), and Steep, Ubisoft's winter sports game (due out December 2). You hardly see any winter sports games, especially on PC, so that's definitely one to look forward to, especially with NVIDIA's optimizations.

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Save 40% off most ThinkPad in Lenovo's Cyber Monday sale

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: 5 days ago

It's Cyber Monday and ThinkPad fans now have an excuse to upgrade/update. From the pricey X1 Yoga or Carbon to the more more affordable ThinkPad 13, all Lenovo ThinkPads are on sale today with a giant 40% off coupon: SAV40THINKPAD. The deal is for Monday only, so you'll have to make a decision quickly.

 

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The deals are of course similar to what Lenovo was offering on Black Friday just a few days ago. If you missed the Black Friday deals because you were out shopping offline (pff), this is your second chance to pick up some decent savings. We've rounded up all the noteworthy ThinkPads below and they are listed from high to low price.

 

Most configurations are customizable to your liking (e.g. add more RAM, pick higher clock CPU etc.), although some are linked straight to the higher spec'ed models for convenience (the ThinkPad X260 is one such example). If you've been on the fence, this holiday promotion may sway you into picking a unit up - and if you've already made up your mind and have been waiting - the clock is now ticking.

 

Update: coupon code SAV40THINKPAD is now expired as Cyber Monday is now over. But Lenovo has kept the deals going with Cyber Week 35% off code. Sure it's 5% less but it still beats paying full price...

 

For all deals, use eCoupon code: SAV35THINKPAD

 

Half-Life fans campaign for HL3 with Steam awards

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days ago

The recent Steam award nomination system have a category where you can suggest a name to it. This have resulted in some pretty hilarious events such as the savage No Man's Sky brainstorm and naming session. People have soon figured out another use of the system: letting Valve know that we are still damn waiting for a Half-Life 3 game.

 

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The image has been posted by GruffBarbarian in the Half-Life subreddit. It has since gotten 6439 upvotes and the numbers are rising by the minutes. Half-Life fans can join the movement by doing the same, typing "GAME THAT DESERVES A SEQUEL" in all caps in Half-Life 2: Episode 2 nomination section.

 

But, Valve already knew that. In a interview with The Washington Post back in 2014 where they talked about Valve business model, Valve Co-founder Gabe Newell said: "The company grew out of trying to think about how to design for the specific business challenges we would have. It's sort of a good news/bad news situation that our industry is changing so quickly."

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No Man's Sky dev reveals reason behind two month silence

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 1 hour ago

One of the major reasons gamers have such a problem with No Man's Sky lies with its developer going silent for a full two months after release. Once players realized how little content the game actually offered, they lambasted the 16-man team at Hello Games, leading to a tumultuous time of distrust.

 

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Now for the first time since the game launched, Hello Games lead Sean Murray--a man who's now seen by gamers with the likes of Peter Molyneaux--reveals exactly why the studio kept so incredibly quiet. Essentially Sean Murray says he didn't want to talk about the game's new Founder's Update until it was 100% completed, but I think he didn't want to over-promise any more content and didn't necessarily want to interact with the fanbase, which has been pretty fractured.

 

"We hope you enjoy this first proper update. We didn't want to talk about anything in it until it was 100% certain," Murray wrote in a recent Tweet. "We're getting better as quickly as we can for the players who invested in us. Thank you for sticking with us."

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PS4 users have to wait for The Division's v1.5 update

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 2 hours ago

The Division Survival DLC 1.5 update is now available for Microsoft Xbox One and Windows PC owners. Unfortunately for PlayStation 4 owners, the new patch release has not yet launched.

 

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According to online gaming sources, PS4 owners may only have to wait a week for their chance to install the new update. Though no official confirmation about this has yet been confirmed by the developer or Sony, it would be highly unlikely that PS4 users will have to wait a long time.

 

For now, we know that Xbox One and PC have the update, as to whether or not the PS4 update will take longer than a week, we unfortunately can't say, all we can do is hope it releases ASAP!

Apple's futuristic campus is nearly finished

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 5 days, 3 hours ago

Apple's enormous campus in Cupertino is scheduled to open in 2017, and the latest drone footage from YouTube user Sexton Videography shows the progress of the spaceship-like structure.

 

 

The Apple Campus 2 looks nearly finished, and the video shows that most of the walls and solar panels are now in place.

 

The cost of the Apple Campus 2 is estimated to around $5 billion plus the cost of the land which was around $160 million. When finished, the campus will accommodate around 13,000 employees which is not nearly enough to house all of Apple's Bay-Area employees.

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Final Fantasy XV trophies leak online before game debuts

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 4 hours ago

Square Enix's, Final Fantasy XV trophies have been leaking on gaming websites for the past week now. With the game's debut in just a few days, the final list of trophies have been uploaded online.

 

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The Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze trophies are available to view via the official Sony PlayStation Lifestyle website.

 

Final Fantasy XV launches on PS4 and Xbox One on November 29, 2016.

Stealth Inc gets new box-art for PS4 and PS Vita

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 5 hours ago

The Curve Digital development company has recently announced the latest box-art for Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark.

 

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Customers wanting to purchase this game edition, will have to visit the Limited Run Games website, as it will be an exclusive available only from the site.

 

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark, edition is available for Sony PlayStation 4 and PS Vita, at the low price of $24.99 USD.

No Man's Sky might get a Steam award but not a good one

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 7 hours ago

Even with the announced upcoming base building update, No Man's Sky cannot pull itself out of the deceiving zone for many of its fans. The evidence could be a very sad laugh from redditor nicdv by nominating the game: The BIGGEST DISAPPOINTMENT award. The thread has since received a surprising 3725 upvotes from the subreddit community.

 

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Perhaps, It's a direct response to another thread made by redditor BaRKy1911 who suggested players to rally up and vote for a single name for the award.

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Donkey Kong Country 2 looks awesome in Unreal Engine 4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 8 hours ago

I still remember seeing Donkey Kong Country on the SNES all those years ago and being blown away from the CG-like graphics (at least at the time) - but now that it's being rendered in Unreal Engine 4, the nostalgia is back.

 

 

 

3D Environment Artist Samuel Cazetta has teased with images from his new Donkey Kong Country 2 project, where he has recreated the Lockjaw's Locker map from the game, in Unreal Engine 4 with some amazing results.

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