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Paid Steam Workshop mods may return

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

Modder uLLeticaL noticed a change on the Steam Workshop page for his Counter-Strike: Global Offensive map Aim Botz, indicating a paid mods system may be returning to Valve's service. A new message on it reads, "You can subscribe to this item for free because you are the creator or listed as a contributor."




If you attempt to subscribe to it and aren't a creator or contributor, it simply subscribes you as normal, but the above message leads one to believe that could change before long. Other games such as Arma 3 are said to show this message as well.


While paid Workshop mods went down poorly before, uLLeticaL says modders would welcome a donation-based system. Time will tell if that's the case.

Rocket League gets a free weekend with special discounts afterwards

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Rocket League was is one of the best surprises to come out of 2015. Its blend of racing and soccer (or football for those elsewhere) has been a treat for casual and competitive play. Psyonix is running a free promotion this weekend that lets anyone interesting in using automobiles to slam a ball into a net can do so. It started Yesterday, April 21st at 10AM PT and will run through Sunday, April 24th 10am PT.




They say that it's completely free to everyone, regardless of whether you've bought it or not. And after the free weekend, they're discounting it by 40% until 10am on the 25th of April. To sweeten the deal they've also discounted all the various bundles and DLC packs by 20% as well, just in case you'd like a specific skin pack or something else.


Psyonix has been very supportive of their hybrid sports game with several optional DLC packs and quite a few updates that have addressed many different issues. Coming soon, the next update will add a basketball-themed motif to it, letting you try your hand and driving a smaller ball into an even smaller net off the ground. Hoops is coming April 26th for free and for everyone. They've even officially partnered with the NBA to offer an NBA flag pack with 30 different flags. Everyone will get one, at least, for free with the update, however.

Atlus teases Persona 5 reveal on May 5, could be release date

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

After what seems like an eternity of waiting, Atlus may finally reveal Persona 5's release date. Let's just hope it's not delayed again.



Persona 5's official Japanese website now has a mysterious countdown timer with the single cryptic phrase "take your heart", hinting that some big news is about to drop. The timer is counting down to May 5 (5/5) so we could finally see a concrete release date for the hotly anticipated JRPG.


Fans have been avidly looking forward to Persona 5's release date for nearly a year now, and the absence of any news or info from Atlus has been obsessively noted. As a result of the scarce updates, the major consensus of the gaming community is that Persona 5 won't drop on during its slated Q3 2016 window and will instead be delayed into 2017. Persona 5 was already delayed once--it was originally planned to launch in 2015, but Atlus pushed it back to Summer 2016. Now that summer is right around the corner, and we've yet to see Atlus blow the lid on the game, we'll likely see yet another delay.

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Intel's next-gen Core i7-6950X pre-orders hit $2349 at NCIX

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Intel's next-gen CPUs are right around the corner, with NCIX listing the new Core i7-6950X with a pre-order price of a wallet-busting $2349.99. The Core i7-6900K has a pre-order price of $1495, while the Core i7-6850K is $889, and the Core i7-6800K at $629.




These prices are not official and are inflated for pre-orders, with the normal pricing set to be somewhere around $1609, $1024, $602, and $422 for the Core i7-6950X, Core i7-6900K, Core i7-6850K and Core i7-6800K respectively. Why should we be excited about these new CPUs from Intel? Well, the new Broadwell-E processors will feature four variants, with the flagship being the 10-core/20-thread Core i7-6950X. The one below it will be the 8-core CPU found in the Core i7-6900K, while the other two CPUs will be 6-core variants.


Intel is expected to launch its new Broadwell-E family of processors in the coming months, with a big show at Computex 2016 in June.

Analyst: eSports industry to be pull $463 million in revenue this year

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

Just how big is the eSports industry right now? Well, it's on the path to making $463 million this year, according to a new report from PwC. This means the eSports industry has grown by a staggering 43% from 2015.




PwC's report also has some data on the eSports industry itself, with the most popular game by viewership being League of Legends. Around 63% of eSports viewers said they were turning in for first-person shooters, while 57% of those polled describe themselves as "hardcore" gamers.


Female gamers surveyed didn't exactly describe themselves as hardcore gamers, but instead they were "involved in eSports". This is exciting, as it means there are more and more women getting into gaming, which is awesome. The gaming world is filled with young (and old), media-consuming audience, which is why there are so many companies pumping time, effort and most of all, money into eSports.

New 'Independence Day: Resurgence' trailer beams down more destruction

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

The eagerly anticipated sequel to the 1996 mega-hit 'Independence Day' is almost upon us, and today 20th Century Fox have unleashed a trailer featuring brand new footage to get fans all whipped up.



Returning stars Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch and Vivica A. Fox are joined by newcomers Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe and Jessie Usher in welcoming the alien hoarde back to Earth, with the sci-fi epic promising mind-blowing visual effects sequences of destruction porn. Just before the film hits screens, the studio will also release a 20th anniversary edition Blu-ray and 4K release to catch up on what happened in the original.


'Independence Day: Resurgence' hits 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide in June 2016.

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AMD's Radeon Pro Duo officially unboxed, the $1500 dual-GPU is slick

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

AMD is days away from the official launch of its Radeon Pro Duo, the company's dual-GPU based on the Fiji architecture and HBM1 technology. HWBattle has received their sample, and have uploaded pictures for our viewing pleasure.




The Radeon Pro Duo features two Fiji XT GPUs with 4096 stream processors each, for a total of 8192 stream processors. Each GPU features 64 ROPs and 256 TMUs, with each GPU clocked at 1GHz. Each GPU also has 4GB of HBM1, for 8GB HBM1 total. We have 16 TFLOPs of 32-bit single precision compute performance, which makes the Radeon Pro Duo the fastest video card on the market.




The 4GB of HBM1 per GPU is clocked at 500MHz, resulting in 512GB/sec over the hugely wide 4096-bit memory bus. This means that applications designs for specific workloads on the Radeon Pro Duo can hit over 1TB/sec bandwidth - which is simply put, insane. The TDP of the Radeon Pro Duo is 350W, with 3 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors required. There's 3 x DP outputs and 1 x HDMI, too. Watercooling is standard, as the Fiji XT GPU runs quite hot, but AMD's engineering department took care of that with the Radeon Pro Duo.

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Mirror's Edge Catalyst possibly running at 720p 60FPS on Xbox One

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

EA DICE must be in some serious meetings right now, delaying the release of Mirror's Edge Catalyst from late next month into June 7 - the third delay in total now. Well, the closed beta has been started by some, with 'xjumper' posting some images from the Xbox One version of Mirror's Edge Catalyst.




The user notes that the game could possibly running at just 1280x720 at 60FPS on the Xbox One, which isn't unusual as most Frostbite-powered games like Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline and even Star Wars Battlefront all ran at 720p on the Xbox One. The PS4 on the other hand, is more capable with Frostbite and its more powerful internals, pumping out Frostbite-powered games at 900p @ 60FPS.




The PC version won't suffer from these potato resolutions, as it'll scale up to 4K and beyond - with multi-monitor users set in for a treat. EA DICE shared the official PC system requirements a few days ago, which we reported on here. After checking out the screenshots, it's apparent that the PC version of Mirror's Edge Catalyst looks beautiful while the console versions are very, very watered down. But, this is a game where 60FPS is needed, which is probably the reason for baked down graphics and what looks like, 720p.

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Iron Man joins 'Spider-Man: Homecoming' cast

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

Following the agreement struck last year between Disney and Sony Pictures which sees Spider-Man join the Marvel Cinematic Universe for the first time in 'Captain America: Civil War', the studios have announced that a surprise star will repay the favor and join the cast of next year's 'Spider-Man: Homecoming'.




According to The Hollywood Reporter, Robert Downey Jr. is set to reprise his role as Iron Man for a seventh time in the upcoming Spider-Man reboot which stars Tom Holland as a younger Peter Parker. Marisa Tomei has also signed on to play Aunt May.


'Spider-Man: Homecoming' hits 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide next July.