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NieR Automata is coming to PC

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

Nier: Automata, the sequel to Platinum Games' celebrated original action RPG NieR, will be making the jump to PC via Steam.

 

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Square Enix announced the news via press release, confirming that NieR: Automata would launch on Steam alongside the PS4 version in early 2017. The ARPG looks absolutely amazing and features some of the best talent in the industry, including Yosuke Saito (Dragon Quest X, Nier), Yoko Taro (Drakkengard, Nier) and Takahisa Taura who helped design Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance.

 

Accompanying the announcement, the publisher has dropped some fresh screenshots and a neat description: "Invaders from another world attack without warning, unleashing their secret weapon: the machines. In the face of this insurmountable threat, the human race is driven from the earth and takes refuge on the moon.

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Titanfall 2 open multiplayer test begins this Friday

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

Respawn Entertainment will be hosting its open multiplayer technical test for Titanfall 2 starting this Friday, lasting for two weekends. The test will be made available for the Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game, with the PC being left out of the testing phase for now.

 

 

Titanfall 2 features a 5v5 fast-paced team-based mode known as Bounty Hunt, where Pilots and teammates will fight the enemy and the Remnant Fleet to kill grunts and other enemies, all while depositing points at the bank between waves of enemies. The second mode is an 8v8 classic mode called Pilots vs. Pilots, where it's just an 8v8 team deathmatch, while the 6v6 mode is a tweak to the Hardpoint Domination mode where you score 100% extra for your team.

 

The modes will be made available for 3 maps; Boomtown, Homestead and Forward Base Kodai. There will be two new Titans up for grabs, with Ion and Scorch being joined by new weapons that you'll get to choose once you're deployed. Respawn is also debuting Titanfall 2's new Networks feature, that will made matchmaking issues a thing of the past, hopefully.

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HP's new Omen is an awesome new cube-shaped gaming PC

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

HP has just unveiled its new Omen X Desktop, which will include a Intel's new Core i7 processor that's unlocked and ready to be cranked to 4GHz. The cube-shaped gaming PC can be configured with up to two NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 cards in SLI, or two AMD Radeon R9 Fury X cards in CrossFire, and our friends at Tech Radar have snapped some beautiful shots of the Omen X Desktop in the flesh.

 

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On the outside, HP has used an absolutely beautiful custom cube-shaped design, but inside there is some great engineering and design work going on. The cube shape not only looks great, but the design was made to make the Omen X Desktop cooling more efficient. HP uses a microATX motherboard inside of the Omen X Desktop, which will take Intel's new Skylake-based Core i5 and Core i5 processors.

 

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HP has used some premium features inside, with four hot-swappable disk drives that support 3.5-inch HDDs, 2.5-inch SSDs and the new U.2-based SSDs. The cube-shaped gaming PC has customizable lights on the front panel, where you can configure the lights into varying levels of brightness, patterns, and other effects.

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Aorus X7 v6 laptop has GTX 1070 with 1440p 120Hz display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

The one thing that has me beyond impressed with the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series powered gaming laptops, is that we're finally hitting 120Hz at 1920x1080 and even 2560x1440 - all in a gaming laptop. Aorus is doing it in a big way, offering a 17.3-inch gaming laptop with a GTX 1070 and 1440p 120Hz display, awesome - huh?

 

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The new Aorus X7 v6 features a 17.3-inch display with a native resolution of 2560x1440 and 120Hz refresh rate, and inside you'll have an overclocked Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, an M.2 PCIe-based SSD with read speeds of over 2GB/sec, USB 3.1 Type-C and HDMI 2.0 connectivity. All of this arrives in a body that is just 25.4mm thick and only 7 lbs (3.2kg).

 

For now, there's no word on pricing, with availability of the new Aorus gaming laptops to start soon.

GIGABYTE introduces GeForce GTX 10 series gaming laptops

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

GIGABYTE has made its new gaming laptops powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics card official, with the new P55 and P57 series as well as the thinner and lighter ULTRAFORCE Series P35 and P37 units.

 

 

GIGABYTE's new gaming laptops can be configured with Intel's new Skylake-based Core i7 processor, as well as the usual high-end tech like M.2 PCIe SSDs, DDR4 RAM, USB 3.1 with Type-C, and HDMI 2.0 connectivity. The P35 and P37 models come with the GeForce GTX 1070, while the P55 uses a GTX 1060 and the P57 knocks it back up to a GTX 1070. All of the models are actually quite thin, and not as thick and large as some of ASUS and MSI's current-gen models.

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Battlefield 4 price drops to just $4.99 on Origin

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

Remember paying $60 or more for Battlefield 4? Yeah, well EA has just dropped the price of Battlefield 4 to just $4.99, down from its listed $19.99 price. Battlefield 4: Digital Deluxe edition has dropped from $39.99 to just $9.99.

 

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EA has also dropped the price of Battlefield 3 to just $4.99, down from its original $19.99 pricing. Everything Battlefield related has discount as well, with the DLC packs heavily discounted - like Battlefield 4: Ultimate Shortcut Bundle slashed from $39.99 to $9.99. The bundle includes all of the weapons, vehicles, and gadgets in the Battlefield 4 base game - saving you the time of playing countless hours to unlock all of those weapons.

 

If you weren't punished enough from Battlefield: Hardline already and wanted to see what all the fuss was about, it has been discounted from $29.99 to $7.49, while the Battlefield: Hardline Ultimate Shortcut Unlock has bottomed out from its $59.99 price to just $14.99. Get in on the Battlefield 4 discounted goodness right here!

ASUS unleashes new GeForce GTX 10-series gaming laptops

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

ASUS has just unveiled its new gaming laptops powered by NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards, led by the huge 18-inch GX800 laptop that packs a 4K display and GeForce GTX 1080s in SLI. Yeah, GTX 1080s in SLI, in a laptop.

 

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Starting with the new ASUS ROG GX800, we have an 18-inch 4K display with GeForce GTX 1080s in SLI, providing some truly crazy performance. The new ROG GX800 includes the ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System that pushes the CPU, GPU and RAM to their limits for additional performance.

 

The new ASUS ROG GX800 and its 18-inch 4K display includes NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, the MechTAG (Mechanical Tactile Advanced Gaming) keyboard with mechanical switches and customizable RGB LED backlighting for each key. The new ASUS ROG GX800 requires 2 x 330W power adapters, but when you're getting the performance of GTX 1080 SLI, would you care? It's pretty insane, whatever the scenario is.

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Origin PC launches its new GeForce GTX 10 series laptops

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

Origin PC has just announced their upgraded range of gaming laptops, with the EON15-X, EON17-X, and EON17-SLX now available with higher-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards and higher refresh displays, right up to 120Hz. You can check out, and order Origin PC's new gaming laptops right here.

 

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The new EON gaming laptops from Origin PC can be configured with a GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 - and your choice of a 1080p 120Hz display for the EON17-X and EON17-SLX laptops, and if the 120Hz refresh rate isn't your thing, Origin offers a 4K display as well. Origin PC CEO and co-founder Kevin Wasielewski said: "ORIGIN PC's EON laptops now offer a ridiculous 3X higher performance over our previous generation of award-winning laptops. Now is truly the best time to own a high-performance laptop. Every single ORIGIN PC EON laptop now offers desktop class graphics, VR Readiness, 4K NVIDIA G-SYNC screens, ORIGIN PC professional GPU and CPU overclocking, and free lifetime 24/7 support based in the US".

 

Now, what about specs?

 

The New EON17-SLX Features:

 

  • 120Hz 1080p Display or 4K Matte Display Options
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Support
  • Up to Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Desktop Class Graphics Cards
  • VR Ready
  • Up to an Intel Core i7 6700k Desktop Processor
  • Professional ORIGIN PC CPU and GPU Overclocking
  • Up to 64GB of DDR4 Memory
  • (2) USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Ports, (5) USB 3.0 Ports
  • FREE Lifetime 24/7 US Based Support

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Intel's Project Alloy, a wireless 'merged reality' HMD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

IDF 2016 - Intel has just unveiled its new Project Alloy headset, a wireless merged reality headset, that is the company's VR headset design - without the need for any other components.

 

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Intel's headset will include everything you need to render the merged reality, with an internal battery for power, 3D cameras and sensors powered by Intel's own RealSense motion tracking technology, and more. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said that the headset is capable of "merged reality" which blends elements of the real-world, into the virtual one. During the Intel Developer Forum, the company demonstrated someone wearing a Project Alloy headset user who was holding a dollar bill in his physical hand, where he was shaving down a virtual block of gold in the VR world.

 

Krzanich said: "We believe the capability of Alloy and what it introduces is significant. It gives the opportunity to merge the physical and virtual world together". The company says that a merged reality headset should solve some of the issues about VR blocking out the real-world, where you can't see anything happening around you when the VR headset is on. Intel's new Project Alloy headset doesn't have any of the advanced and precise tracking technology that HTC and Valve designed with Lighthouse for the HTC Vive system, so we're looking towards an improved GearVR, with higher-end technology inside.

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TV's 'Mr. Robot' renewed for third season

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Fans of TV's 'Mr. Robot', listen up - this isn't a hack. The future of your favourite series has been secured by USA Networks.

 

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Currently broadcasting its second season, the hacker drama 'Mr. Robot' has been renewed for a third season according to Deadline Hollywood, which is due to air in 2017. Speaking on the announcement, Chris McCumber, the President of Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable said "We couldn't be more proud of Mr. Robot, a series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist, and been honored as one of the best dramas on television. Midway through its second season, Mr. Robot continues to break new ground and open up new opportunities for the network."

 

The main cast, including leads Rami Malek and Christian Slater are all expected to return - but will the full cast make it to the end of the season? We'll just have to keep watching!

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