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Sega looking into Shenmue, Shenmue II remasters

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

With Shenmue III on the not so distant horizon, about now would be a perfect time for remasters of the now fairly dated Shenmue and Shenmue II. A fan posited this exact idea to Sega's community and social marketing manager Dan Sheridan, who replied in the most recent episode of Sega Central that the publisher is investigating the possibility.




"With regards to Shenmue 1 and 2 HD, of course we would love to release these tomorrow. Sadly, it's not as simple as porting the games to the current platforms, as we will need to ensure any HD remaster lives up to the quality of the original titles," he explains. "And with games as immersive as Shenmue 1 and 2, there are further complications from licensed products that were included in the original games. That said, we'd love to do it and are currently investigating how to make it a reality."


Licensing issues or not, Shenmue III can happen after all these years, Shenmue and Shenmue II remasters seem plausible enough, so sit tight.

Classic NFL games on their way to YouTube

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Online Video | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Fans of football young and old will have the opportunity to easily discover or relive historic games in NFL history soon. The league is currently negotiating a renewed deal with YouTube whereby it will provide three full, classic games for each of the 32 teams for a total of 96 games; all will be available through the NFL YouTube channel, which currently boasts nearly one billion total views.




No exact date is set for the release of the full games yet, but the league says it will be sometime before the start of the new season (September 8).


The deal will also see highlights for games in progress show up in Google searches for NFL teams in a dedicated box that will also include information like broadcast time, kick-off time, and current score.

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Final Fantasy X/X-2 mod lets you use Japanese voices, English subs

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

The Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster launched on Steam yesterday and word is it's a mostly solid port. One key issue that remains though is the inability to use Japanese voice acting with English subtitles, an option that wasn't available in the original release and one that many fans would love to try this time around.



Fortunately, the mod scene has yet again come to the rescue: modder Topher has some downloads that will allow you to play the game this way, thanks to a bit of hex editing on his part. Head here to grab them and for installation instructions, which are pretty straightforward. Before doing anything, be sure to back up your original .EXEs.

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ASUS unveils its new X99 Signature and ROG Strix motherboards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

ASUS has just unveiled its new X99 motherboards that are ready for the next-gen Intel Core i7 processors, as well as the new ROG-based Strix motherboards.




The new boards include the Signature X99-Deluxe II, X99-A II, and X99-E while the ROG Strix X99 motherboard is the latest to join the ROG motherboard roster. The new boards from ASUS include ASUS Aura, which is onboard RGB lighting and a 4-pin LED strip header to provide users with beautiful illumination effects. There's also ASUS SafeSlot, which is a strengthened PCIe slot that uses a "new insert-molding process to bind the slot to fortifying metal for superior 1.6x retention and 1.8x shearing resistance".


It wouldn't be a high-end ASUS motherboard without dual U.2 and M.2 slots that use the 32Gbps of available bandwidth over the PCIe bus, as well as 3x3 802.11ac Wi-Fi and USB 3.1 Type-A and reversible Type-C connectivity. The X99-Deluxe II motherboard uses ASUS ThunderboltEX 3 technology, which provides speeds of up to 40Gbps for those who don't want to be bottlenecked, ever.

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PlayStation 4K will launch before October 2016, says French wholesaler

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Sony's new upgraded 4K-ready PlayStation 4 Neo will launch before October of this year, says French wholesaler Innelec Multimedia.




Innelec published the forecast in their Fiscal Year 2016 earnings call, outright declaring Sony will release the PS4 Neo (aka PS4K, PS4.5) before October 2016. Seeing as Innelec is a major French video games distributor and wholesaler, this could be factual. If true, Sony will likely unveil the PS4K at the Tokyo Game Show in September.


"The 2016/2017 current year should be marked for the video game world by the arrival, in the first half of our fiscal year, an evolution of the Sony PS4 PS4 console with the Neo 4K with new features and that the placing on the market in October 2016 virtual reality helmet Sony VR." This folds neatly with WSJ's reports that the PS4K will be announced before the PlayStation VR headset ships in October.

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Lian Li's new PC-09 is a conjoined twin chassis, looks beautiful

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Lian Li is another chassis company that has released a new dual component compartment chassis, with the new PC-09 mid-tower fusing two PCs together inside, like conjoined twins.



The left side of the Lian Li PC-09 is enclosed with tempered glass, designed to show off your motherboard, CPU cooler, GPUs, RAM, and more. On the right side of the Lian Li PC-09 is the signature brushed aluminum look that Lian Li is famous for, and is used to house the storage racks and PSU. Between the two sides, we have a strip of aluminum (which comes in either red or black depending on the model you buy).




There's a power button on the strip, as well as 4 x USB 3.0 ports, and HD audio inputs. Lian Li's name is sliced into the front of the strip, which is LED backlit, as well as a controller for the included RGB LED kit at the rear. Inside, there's 3 x 120mm fans in the glass compartment, a removable pump mount and removable mesh dust filter at the bottom. On the opposite side, there's a drive cage that can take in 6 x 3.5-inch HDDs, and 2 x 2.5-inch HDDs. Lian Li says that everything is mounted onto the rubber vibration dampeners, including the PSU.

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NVIDIA's next-gen Shield turns up at FCC, is it powered by Pascal?

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

It looks like NVIDIA will be releasing a new Shield tablet in the very near future, with a new Shield passing through the FCC.




The FCC's testing report doesn't go into much detail, but the new NVIDIA Shield will feature 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi 802.11ac, and that it'll be measured at 8.6 x 4.8 x 0.3 inches. This means the new Shield will be slightly smaller than the old Shield, so we should expect it to come in with an 8-inch display. It has the same basic design as the previous Shield, and that's not a bad thing because the Shield is pretty damn sexy.


Someone on the NVIDIA forums has said that the new slate is mentioned in NVIDIA's Android TV code a few times as "Hawkeye", who says that it'll be powered by the Tegra X1. NVIDIA's Tegra X1 is pretty damn powerful, and it'll be joined by 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a resolution of 1920x1200.

ZOTAC unveils two new Windows 10-powered stick PCs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

ZOTAC impressed me a few hours ago with their GeForce GTX 1080 PGF for the Chinese market, but the company has also just unveiled their new Windows 10-powered stick PCs.




The new ZOTAC ZBOX PI220 and PI221 are powered by quad-core Intel Atom X5-Z8300 processor clocked at 1.44GHz (and it bursts up to 1.84GHz). There's also Intel HD Graphics with 2GB of DDR3 RAM, and 32GB of eMMC storage - which is expandable through microSD/SDHC/SDXC.




The new ZOTAC ZBOX stick PCs feature an HDMI connector, 1 x USB 3.0 port, a 10/100 Ethernet jack, 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. ZOTAC will include a universal power adapter, a recovery disk, an HDMI extension cable, and a detachable external antenna. The PI221 is passively cooled, while the PI220 is a little more fancy, cooled by something ZOTAC calls a "SmartFan" system. The passively cooled ZBOX measures in at 131.38mm x 42.5mm x 17mm while the model with the fan checks in at 131.5mm x 42.2mm x 15.8mm.

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Colorful announces one of the first GeForce GTX 1080 video cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Colorful has just announced one of the first GeForce GTX 1080 video cards, based on the reference (or is that now Founder's Edition) model.




Colorful's first GeForce GTX 1080 is based on the GP104 GPU with the usual 2560 CUDA cores, 1607MHz GPU clock (Boost of 1733MHz). We have 8GB of GDDR5X memory clocked at 10GHz on the 256-bit memory bus. We should expect some serious speed from it, with some great overclocking headroom. But, Colorful has teased its custom design GeForce GTX 1080 for Computex, which has me beyond excited.



Colorful's GeForce GTX 980 Ti iGame video card - beautiful!


What has me excited is the higher-end iGame series from Colorful, like the GeForce GTX 980 Ti iGame the company released earlier this year. It was a beast of a product, and sadly while we didn't get one to review, we're working closely with Colorful now to ensure we get the new GTX 1080-based iGame series cards.