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Destiny's base game listed as free to play

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Destiny's base game could go free-to-play, according to listings from the official Xbox Store.

 

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It looks like Destiny's vanilla, non-DLC base game may be going free: the base version has disappeared from the PlayStation Store, and is marked as free on the Xbox Store, with only The Taken King bundle offered for purchase.

 

Considering how important Destiny's DLC are to the game, it makes a lot of sense for the base game to go free-to-play. In all honesty the base game is basically a demo anyway. Sure you have a decent amount of content at your perusal, but if you really want to progress, you'll have to shell out for the add-ons. Hell, it was like this way back when the base game actually cost money, too.

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PlayStation Plus price hikes to $60 next month

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

In a bid to eke out more earnings from subscription-based services, Sony will raise the fee for its PlayStation Plus to $60 starting late September.

 

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PlayStation fans are in for a rather rude awakening. Not only is the current PS4 model being discontinued in favor of an ugly PS4 "Slim" design, but PS4 owners are being pushed to upgrade their consoles to Sony's new "hardcore" 4K-ready PlayStation 4 Neo after just three years of owning their consoles. Now to round out the disappointment, Sony is raising the cost of multiplayer to $59.99 a year.

 

"Starting on September 22, 2016, prices for PlayStation Plus memberships will change to $59.99 USD/ $69.99 CAD for twelve months and $24.99 USD/$29.99 CAD for three months. The monthly plan will change to $11.99 CAD in Canada, and remain $9.99 USD in the U.S. If you are a current member, the new prices will take effect if your membership renews on or after this date," reads an update on the PlayStation Blog. In short, Sony has effectively wiped one of their strongest leads over Microsoft's Xbox LIVE brand: a cheaper price. Sony is likely having to adjust the price due to flagging earnings on its other subscription-based services like PS Vue, PlayStation Music, and PS Now.

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Android Nougat now available for Nexus devices, more

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Android's latest major update Nougat launches today, five months after it entered beta. It's ready to install on Nexus 6, Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Nexus 9, Nexus Player, Pixel C tablet, and General Mobile 4G, and will come pre-installed on the LG V20 when it launches around early September.

 

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Nougat introduces approximately 250 major features. Among them: quick switching between apps, multi-windows, support for Vulkan API, built-in VR support, improved battery life, faster booting, and data saving for background apps.

 

If you don't see an update prompt on your phone now, you should soon. If you don't own one of the above listed phones, unfortunately you're likely to wait a long while for the update as per usual.

Tekken 7 looks glorious in 4K

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

News broke two months ago of the Tekken series finally making its way to PC, and now we have what might be the first footage of the superior version. Provided exclusively to NVIDIA, it's presented in glorious 4K, which offers a marked difference over standard 1080p (click the wheel and downsample to see for yourself).

 

 

It's said the development team is still working on the PC version and 4K isn't confirmed, but even at this stage, you can see it works well, a few performance issues aside.

 

Tekken 7 will launch early 2017.

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

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Sony to reveal higher-end PS4 Neo on September 7

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Sony will reveal its new high-end 4K-ready PS4 console during a special presentation next month, sources indicate.

 

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Sony's new upgraded PS4 console (aka PS4 Neo, PS4.5, PS4K) is set to be revealed during the PlayStation Meeting event on September 7, key industry sources have told the Wall Street Journal. Sony Interactive Entertainment President Andrew House confirmed the high-end PS4's existence ahead of E3 2016, affirming the console is specifically targeting "hardcore gamers" with 4K resolution support and upgraded hardware.

 

Although most current PS4 owners will likely adopt the new high-end model, Sony was careful to iterate that the PS4 "Neo" is still technically a PlayStation 4, so it won't replace the existing models and will instead sit in the same family. "It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4. We will be selling both [versions] through the life cycle," SIE President Andrew House continued. The high-end PS4 will also play all existing PS4 games and won't have any exclusive titles: "All games will support the standard PS4 and we anticipate all or a very large majority of games will also support the high-end PS4."

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No Man's Sky continues to get patched, more on the way

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

No Man's Sky is still a gigantic mess, but Hello Games have said they will start improving the game "with new features", but only once all of the support requests have been answered. The latest patch arrived a few days ago, but there were no patch notes - and now, we have patch notes.

 

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The notes that Hello Games released state that the fixes should address around 70% of the issues reported by gamers that were reported directly to the developer, on Steam or Reddit, or other forums. The team is now working on the remaining 30% of the issues, with the developers taking to Steam saying: "Right now the team is fully focused on categorising and fixing support issues in order of priority, based on the number of people they are affecting".

 

If you want to spend the next 15 minutes reading the patch notes on the last three No Man's Sky patches, check it out. Also don't worry, only 78% of the player base have left No Man's Sky... when will the rest abandon the game?

GIVEAWAY: MSI GeForce GTX 1060 Video Cards

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Global entry! We have teamed up with MSI to giveaway one GeForce GTX 1060 GAMING X 6G and one GeForce GTX 1060 6GT OC to two lucky winners. One video card per winner; video card selected randomly.

 

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Injustice 2 teases Harley Quinn and Deadshot for 2017

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Injustice: Gods Amongst Us landed on game store shelves in 2013 for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, 4 and Wii U. Developers NetherRealm in conjunction with Warner Bros. Interactive announced Injustice 2 would hit the stores in 2017 for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

 

 

Injustice 2 will include new characters such as Deadshot, Blue Beetle, Supergirl, Red Lantern Atrocitus and Gorilla Grodd with the added features of new costumes and suits for characters such as Harley Quinn. Quinn recently made her debut in the DCEU in Suicide Squad, giving a new look from the standard red and black leotard that is portrayed in comics and games such as Batman: Arkham City and Origins. Original characters such as Superman, The Joker, Batman, Wonderwoman, Green Lantern, Cyborg and more are to return for Injustice 2, continuing with the already established storyline from Injustice: Gods Amongst Us.

 

The new trailer includes an official look at Harley Quinn and Deadshot, who were portrayed by Margot Robbie and Will Smith in Suicide Squad.

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Autopilot fails, Tesla Model S crashes into guard rail

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Tesla is in the headlines again with another Model S owner experiencing an Autopilot hiccup, where Model S owner Mark Molthan enabling Autopilot on the highway in "ideal weather conditions", reports BGR - but during a bend in the road, the Model S didn't adjust for the turn, slamming into a guard rail.

 

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Bloomberg reported that Molthan said in the seconds leading up to the crash, he reached into his glove compartment to get a piece of cloth to clean his dash - you know, as you do when the car is in autonomous mode, you can do stuff. With the Autopilot mode enabled, you're meant to have your hands close to the wheel in case of emergencies - but this was just a few seconds. Also, you'd think that having Autopilot enabled, it would've been able to detect a simple turn - and it didn't, imagine if that was another car or a guard rail next to a cliff.

 

Molthan said: "I used Autopilot all the time on that stretch of the highway, but now I feel like this is extremely dangerous. It gives you a false sense of security. I'm not ready to be a test pilot. It missed the curve and drove straight into the guardrail. The car didn't stop - it actually continued to accelerate after the first impact into the guardrail".

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