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Disney prepping live-action 'Little Mermaid' film

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Walt Disney are digging deep to exploit their catalogue of beloved animated classics such as 'Cinderella', 'Alice In Wonderland', Beauty and the Beast' and 'Dumbo', and today they've confirmed the development of another. God help them if they ruin it.

 

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Deadline Hollywood have confirmed the studio is moving ahead with a live action feature based on the 1989 hit 'The Little Mermaid'. Broadway writer Lin-Manuel Miranda will join forces with songwriter Alan Menken who penned the original songs for the animated film. Miranda is said to be a big fan of the film, naming his child Sebastian after the film's main character.

 

It's still very early in development, with a script not yet written and no casting announcements yet made. On the latter, I'll give them so free advice - make sure she has red hair.

4K footage of Gears of War 4 debuts

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

Know what's better than Gears of War 4 Gamescom footage? Gears of War 4 Gamescom footage in 4K, of course. NVIDIA teamed up with Microsoft to create just that, giving you an idea of what people are getting their hands-on at this year's event.

 

 

The footage is about 10 minutes long and features not previously revealed enemies and weapons. For Gears fans, especially those on PC, it's a treat and gives you a strong idea of what the game is all about.

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GeForce 372.54 driver optimizes No Man's Sky, Deus Ex

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

NVIDIA has released its 372.54 GeForce driver, and with it comes cool feature additions and key optimizations for new and upcoming games as well as GTX-10 Series laptops.

 

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Games helped this time are No Man's Sky (which now supports SLI, and possibly gets some general performance love), Deus Ex: Mankind Divided (general optimizations and SLI support), Obduction (which features NVIDIA VRWorks' Multi-Res Shading for better framerates), F1 2016, and Paragon (beta).

 

As for the laptops, you get improvements to BatteryBoost and a DPC fix for single-GPU systems.

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Overwatch's new map is set in Germany

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Overwatch's next map has been revealed at Gamescom, and it's a beauty. Set in the quaint German village of Eichenwalde, it features a town area that leads to a castle.

 

 

Interestingly, it appears Blizzard has put a twist on the usual Hybrid map formula here, requiring you to escort the payload first and then capture a point. Even better, the "payload" is actually a battering RAM that you're going to use to bust down the door of said castle.

 

"The site of one of the most famous battles during the Omnic Crisis, it was here that the leader of the Crusaders, Balderich von Alder, and a handful of his best soldiers made a last stand against an advancing automaton army," reads the map description. "Outnumbered and outgunned, they were ultimately slain during the resulting combat. However, thanks to their valiant efforts, the German military was able to push back the omnic offensive and win the fight."

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Score a refurbished Chromebook for 40% off

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

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When you're picking out a laptop, portability and power are two factors you simply can't compromise on. Unfortunately, finding a model that delivers both at a reasonable price can be a tough task--until now. For a limited time, TweakTown readers can get a Manufacturer-Refurbished ASUS Chromebook C300MA on sale for only $149.99.

 

A perfect on-the-go workhorse, the ASUS C300MA runs on an Intel Celeron 2.16 GHz processor and weighs less than three pounds. It's light, mighty, and can even run for up to 10 hours on battery life alone. Plus, the ASUS C300MA comes with a crisp 13.3 HD display, ideal for those essential Netflix breaks between assignments.

 

Bringing power and portability together, this laptop is the perfect travel companion, and it's on sale for a limited time. Normally retailing for $249.99, TweakTown readers can get the ASUS Chromebook C300MA for 40% off, making the final price only $149.99.

ZOTAC's new Mini PC feature GeForce GTX 10 series GPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

ZOTAC has just announced its new ZBOX Magnus Mini PC variants powered by NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10 series, which will see ZOTAC's small gaming PCs being quiet, powerful and even more power efficient and faster, too.

 

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According to ZOTAC CEO Tony Wong, the new Magnus Mini PC will "inherit the small but powerful spirit of our ZBOX. With lower power output and higher performance, we can deliver a new level of gaming and VR for enthusiasts without expanding the footprint". ZOTAC has designed its Magnus gaming PCs for both gaming and entertainment, and they also act as smaller gaming PCs that are ready for VR gaming, too.

 

ZOTAC's Magnus series have always been "small, powerful and whisper quiet," and this continues with the new GeForce GTX 10-powered versions, pushing the limits of what is possible with a small gaming PC.

AVADirect is giving away a GeForce GTX 1060!

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

Intel's current Extreme Rig Challenge is still going, with the biggest custom PC makers in the US competing to make the most extreme gaming PC around Intel's new Core i7-6950X processor and Intel SSD 750 Series drive. All you have to do is tweet towards whoever you think has the best PC, but now you can win a graphics card for just voting for one of the PCs.

 

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AVADirect is sitting in fourth position under NXIC PC, Origin PC and Digital Storm - and are now giving away a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card in order to say thanks for the support during the Intel Extreme Rig Challenge. AVADirect is letting you enter the competition to win the GeForce GTX 1060 daily, so you can vote 20 more times before it ends.

 

Which gaming PC will you be voting for? If you want to win the GeForce GTX 1060, just visit AVADirect's website and vote!

Half-Life 3 hoax banner spotted at Gamescom

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Gamescom 2016 - A Half-Life 3 banner has been spotted at Gamescom 2016 in Cologne, Germany alongside concrete AAA games like Titanfall 2 and Watch Dogs 2.

 

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Gamescom attendees' hearts no-doubt caught in their throats while gazing upon the worlds Half-Life 3 upon a massive orange banner. The canvas poster entices a fleeting thought--is the decade-long wait finally over? Is Gordon Freeman's journey going to continue? Is Valve a games developer again?

 

Alas, all of our hope is in vain. The banner is just a taunting trick--a real-life orange Rick Roll, if you will--from the teasers at GIGA Games. The poster is in German, and translates to "Half-Life: 3 editors who played it back then," not "Half-Life 3: your dreams have been answered."

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CS:GO team Fnatic's core players shuffle with GODSENT

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

Fnatic is one of the largest professional CS:GO teams in the world, and have just had a major announcement that has seemingly come out of nowhere. The team has taken to its website, announcing that it has had four of its players leave for GODSENT, and in return has two GODSENT players join the Fnatic line up.

 

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Jesper "JW" Wecksell, Freddy "KRIMZ" Johansson, and Robin "flusha" Rönnquist have left Fnatic to join GODSENT, a new Swedish clan that has some massive players on its roster. GODSENT is already home to a former Fnatic player, with Markus "pronax" Wallsten, which means GODSENT now has four of the fix Fnatic players that won back-to-back majors in the spring and summer of 2015.

 

Fnatic's press release says that there were issues within the team, and that these issues can "then weed their way into fundamental team dynamics, affecting the chemistry needed for success". The clan even talked about similar issues that happened before, saying: "For those that may remember a similar thing has happened before in another era of Fnatic Counterstrike. Back in 2010, the epic era of cArn dsn f0rest and getright came to an end over similar concerns, and led to the eventual reformation of NiP".

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Ubisoft rumored to be working on next-gen Splinter Cell

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

Splinter Cell was such a great game at the time, so the tease of a next-gen Splinter Cell game featuring Sam Fisher sounds exciting. Michael Ironside, the voice behind Fisher, is rumored to be returning to the game.

 

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NeoGAF user Crossing Eden has had accurate leaks in the past, with an Ubisoft source telling him that a new Splinter Cell game was in development featuring Michael Ironside. The post added: "Regarding other games, I haven't been involved with Steep or Wildlands, but I was surprised Splinter Cell didn't appear at E3. I know Ironside is back. He was in the studio, I said Hi to him and his daughter. He was shooting a movie with Amy Jo Johnson, and I know someone who worked on that set and Ironside confirmed to him he was doing the new Splinter Cell. I know Toronto has the mocap studio for it.I'm hoping to hear or see something unofficial, if not official, this year, but its been hard to get anything beyond 'It's Happening'".

 

Crossing Eden added a more detailed update to his post, adding that Ironside himself said he was working on a new Splinter Cell game: "To throw a date on this: I did see Ironside and one his daughters at the TO studio last summer. This was just good timing, as I was there on other business. I have two sources who worked on the set of The Space Between (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt4682922/), which was shooting in TO. Ironside mentioned he was working on a new Splinter Cell. One source is someone I trust, the other is an acquaintance by degrees. The movie shoot overlapped the same week as my encounter. As I understand it, he was here for the movie first and worked in the studio visit while in town".

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