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Could Kojima and Del Toro still end up working on a game together?

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 14 hours ago

It looks like Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro still want to work on a gaming project, even though Silent Hills was scrapped. Details regarding the project haven't been disclosed, but could give gamers something to look forward to one day.

 

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"I love working with Kojima-san. We are still in touch," del Toro recently told IGN. "We are still friends and working into doing something together, but that's not going to be [Silent Hills]."

 

It's a shame that Silent Hills was scrapped, as both del Toro and Kojima were excited about the progress being made:

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VR expert doesn't think 'video games are an appropriate market' for VR

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: 5 days, 15 hours ago

The virtual reality market seems to be surging, but there is still quite a bit of confusion regarding what vertical will help drive interest. Initial signs point towards the gaming market, but a VR pioneer said there are much more important and practical uses for VR technology.

 

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"I don't believe that video games are an appropriate market for this. Especially when you get into the highly violent games - do you really want to feel that blood splatter on you?" said Jeremy Bailenson, founder of the Virtual Human Interaction Lab, in a statement to the San Jose Mercury News. "I don't think it's the right use case."

 

"I don't believe VR should be used for hours a day. I think VR's great for really particular and specific moments that you try to learn about yourself and learn about others. Maybe I'm in a minority, but when these games come out, I don't think people are going to want to play them for eight hours."

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MSI offers GODLIKE motherboards with HyperX, Intel prizes for OC event

By: Chris Smith | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 5 days, 16 hours ago

If you're a little short on cash or just crazy about overclocking, MSI is offering up some beastly prizes including its new GODLIKE motherboards alongside Intel CPUs and PCIe NVMe drives, HyperX RAM and HyperX SSDs to winners of this newly-announced event.

 

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These high-end prizes will be distributed to top placing competitors in the wide variety of competitions on offer including 2D battle and 3D battles expanding to categories such as ambient and extreme cooling, with limitations on overclocking specifics and CPU frequencies.

 

If you're interested in learning more about the competition or entering for yourself, you can head to the official event page or check out the press release.

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New Xbox One update adds Cortana, new dashboard

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 5 days, 17 hours ago

Microsoft is bringing some new major changes to the Xbox Onewith the Fall update, including voice-assisted support from Cortana and a new dashboard layout--but speed is their top priority.

 

 

"Brand new Xbox One User Interface experience that will be going out this fall and is really focused around speed and getting to things faster," Xbox's Richard Irving told GamingBolt at E3 2015. "Our design point of the new Xbox experience is speed and making all of the things you do on Xbox Live, both in and out of the game much faster."

 

As an Xbox One owner myself I can attest that the console's menus can be sluggish. Firing up an app or starting up Snap Mode can take a bit, meaning you'll sometimes miss that perfect moment you wanted to record.

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Doesn't look like Gov. Christie is a big fan of Edward Snowden

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: 5 days, 18 hours ago

Edward Snowden may have support from a lot of American citizens, but don't count New Jersey Governor Chris Christie as a fan of the former NSA worker.

 

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Recently, Christie described Snowden as a "piece of garbage," and said he "wouldn't send the SEALs in to pick up that piece of garbage," when asked he would send in the special ops unit to retrieve the American.

 

Just a few months ago, Christie described Snowden's whistleblowing behavior as "treasonous" and that he "should be forced to come home... and face prosecution."

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This Raspberry Pi turns into a tiny Super Nintendo

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 18 hours ago

The Raspberry Pi has proven to be the fruit of choice for clever tecchies and inventors everywhere, leading to a fascinating array of technical creations that amuse, mystify and outright dazzle.

 

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The Pi Boy Portable is a prime example. Build using the Raspberry Pi, customized 3D-printed shell parts and a small screen, Thingiverse user Jooxoe3i has created a tiny portable Super Nintendo console built for retro gaming on the go.

 

The Pi Boy Portable build is inspired by a combination of custom eye-boggling inventions including adafruit's DIY Raspberry Pi Gameboy and Carasibana's Super Game PiSP, a PSP-shaped SNES retro handheld.

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Nintendo wants Zelda Wii U to be the best Zelda game ever

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 19 hours ago

Details on the new Zelda Wii U game have been sparse, but Nintendo is banking quite a bit on the new adventure. As a result the Japanese gaming titan is taking their time with development to make sure it lives up to fans' high expectations.

 

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"We confirmed that a Zelda game, a new Zelda experience is in development for the Wii U and we have our team hard at work on that," Nintendo exec Scott Moffitt told iDigitalTimes in an E3 2015 interview. "We want that to be the best Zelda experience. Fans have been waiting for and deserve a game when it's ready, when it's fully featured and when it can live up to what we would like to deliver."

 

Originally slated for a release this year on the flagging Wii U console, Nintendo delayed Zelda Wii U for TBA 2016 leaving the possibility open for a cross-platform launch on Nintendo's mysterious new NX platform.

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id Software must prove itself with new Doom game

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 20 hours ago

Doom is one of the most iconic video game series, with three games released since the first one launched in 1993 - but id Software is aware of the changing times. Gamers, many of whom have a rather shot attention-span, have focused on a number of other game titles.

 

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"id hasn't made a game in the current pantheon of first-person shooters," said Pete Hines, VP of Marketing at Bethesda, in a statement to GameSpot. "It's not a part of that conversation. You can go to any sixteen-year-old at Quakecon and ask them what their favorite shooter is and they're going to say Call of Duty and Battlefield and Halo, but not Doom, because why would they?"

 

The studio previously discussed how it scrapped the "Doom 4" game title, saying it felt too much like Call of Duty - and not enough like Doom. It's reassuring to hear developers were willing to go back to the drawing board when it came to Doom, and I'm very much looking forward to it.

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Islamic State restricting Internet access in its self-declared capital

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 5 days, 20 hours ago

The Islamic State is heavily restricting Internet access in its so-called capital of Raqqa, Syria, according to recent reports.

 

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The group recently began circulating leaflets that demand Internet cafes to remove all Wi-Fi boosters, private wireless adapters, and other hardware that helps provide Internet connectivity.

 

"You won't find computers in 95 percent of them," said Abu Ibrahim al-Raqqawi, c-founder of the Raqqa Is Being Slaughtered Silently organization, in a statement to The Daily Beast. "It's more like a small shop where not even two or three people can sit down. You go there, bring your own cell or laptop. You tell them, 'I want an account with you.' The Internet café owner will give you a password and account username."

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Hitman alpha brings the Titan X to its knees, can't do 60FPS at 1080p

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 21 hours ago

The closed alpha of Hitman is a huge resource hog, where even NVIDIA's GeForce GTX Titan X can't run the game at a stable 60FPS at 1080p on 'Ultra' settings. Now we are noting here many times: this is just an alpha, and not indicative of the final version of the game.

 

 

But, with the alpha build of Hitman already chewing up a serious video card like the Titan X and not even being able to spit out 60FPS at 1080p, is worrying. YouTuber 'polaric90' has posted a video using a Titan X, with an average frame rate of around 40FPS. With the performance on one of the best cards on the market not even hitting 60FPS at only 1080p, what will happen at 1440p? 4K?

 

The biggest thing to worry about here is the console versions of the game, which are much slower than a Titan X. It looks like the developer has quite a bit of work to do on optimization between now and December 8, when Hitman reaches the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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