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Resident Evil 7 will be released with a new save mode

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

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is scheduled for release on January 24, 2017 with the long-awaited game making headlines with sneak-peek video footage, and info cramming panels at game conventions - but now we're hearing about a new save mode feature.




The suspense-filled, heart pumping title has eliminated the chapter-based progression system as seen in previous Resident Evil games. The news comes direct from producer Masochika Kawata, as he confirmed the latest feature during an interview with Yugatech via the Sony PlayStation Universe. He went on to discuss the save system and how it changes depending on the difficulty as well as the auto-save feature.


Kanata had this to say: "However, as far as saving is concerned, there's an auto-save system, so if you die you can restart not as far back. There will also be rooms to act as manual save points. Just to note, depending on the difficulty situation that you choose, the saving system also varies. If you choose a harder difficulty, the saving system won't be so nice to you."

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5 courses to turn you into a Java programming expert

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



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Obama's big plan: We'll visit Mars in the next 20 years

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

The US President, Obama, outlined his vision of space exploration and revealed his grand plan - he wants to send people to Mars in the next 20 years and safely return them to Earth.




"We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America's story in space: sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and returning them safely to Earth, with the ultimate ambition to one day remain there for an extended time."


Obama said that to achieve this objective, there has to be sustained cooperation between the state and private innovators, cooperation that will begin in the following years. For all of this to become possible, the US government and NASA are working with commercial partners to build habitats in which astronauts will live.

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PS4 Pro will support SATA III with 6Gbs transfer speeds

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

Sony has confirmed the new 4K-ready PlayStation 4 Pro console will support the SATA III interface, doubling the read/write and data transfer speeds of the original PS4.




With SATA III support, the PlayStation 4 Pro's hard drive storage can hit read and write speeds of up to 6Gb/s, or 600MB per second. This means games can potentially start up faster and data transfers will be much quicker. This is a pretty big deal seeing as the PS4 Pro can take 4K screenshots and 1080p 30FPS video, and SATA III will ensure these bigger media files are transferred to USB sticks much faster than SATA II.


In order to hit native 4K and upscaled 4K in its games, Sony's PS4 Pro has modest hardware improvements over the original PS4, including a 4.20TFLOPs Polaris GPU that sits below an RX 470 (likely 16nm FinFET), boosted RAM, and an overclocked Jaguar CPU. Sadly, the PS4 Pro won't launch with a 4K UHD Blu-ray disc drive, and here's why.

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Yesterday's Origins delayed due to manufacturing issues

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

It seems that delayed issues for developers have become the hot topic for gaming news online. Pendulo Studios can now add to the delayed list of titles, with the announcement made by Microids VP Declare Eliott Grassiano, that Yesterday Origins' release date had been postponed until November 10th.




He went on to the official website and commented: "Unfortunately, due to manufacturing processes taking longer than expected, we are not able to deliver all territories. That's why we take the decision to postpone the launch of the game until November 10, 2016 in order to allow all players to play simultaneously."


The game had originally been scheduled for sale on October 13, but will now be pushed back a month because of citing issues regarding the manufacturing. For fans, it means that you will have to hold out just a little bit longer, with hopes of no more delays.

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Valve showing off next-gen HTC Vive prototype controller

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Valve has teased something rather epic at its Steam Dev Days, without a major hype train beginning or anything official at all - they were showing off their new prototype Steam VR controllers.




The new controllers are not so unconventional, that I don't think you would be able to judge it until you tried it, just like all VR games and experiences. Valve's new Steam VR controller prototype is much smaller than the current HTC Vive controller, as it is a multi-part device that straps to the back of your hand, and your palm.




RoadtoVR explains that the new controllers are "not so much held as they are (optionally) gripped; a band hooking over the side of the user's palm connects the core of the controller to a sort of backhand gripper which appears to keep the controller attached to the hand even while it isn't being held".

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This is Samsung's fire-proof return kit for the Note7

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Samsung's Galaxy Note7 is history. The South Korean company confirmed their decision to stop the production for the sake of consumer safety and invited all of its users to turn off their devices and return them to the manufacturer.




Samsung even prepared special boxes in which they tend to transport potentially flammable devices that have caused a tremendous headache to the company. A video posted on YouTube channel XDA shows a return kit that Samsung sent them and it contains detailed instructions on how to handle the packing process.

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Sony has a huge week ahead with game & VR releases

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

This week for Sony is going to be a big one, with the company announcing a large list of games that will be released in the US starting October 11. A total of 54 titles will see various Sony platforms, with the latest PlayStation VR added on to that list as well.




Ryan Clements, Senior Specialist, SIEA Social Media had this to say on the blog: "Compete around the globe in the sport of the future. Pilot an advanced starfighter through the depths of space. Race through gorgeous locales in high-performance cars. Or melt into a pulsating world of light and sound. With PS VR, the possibilities are virtually endless."


Amongst the great titles released for VR, the much awaited 'Batman Arkham VR' will be one of them. With the game already showcased to public audiences in video trailers, it supports Clements idea that Sony's new virtual reality will blow customer's minds away with their quality of simulation in bringing a game to life.

Overwatch is now home to over 20 million players

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

In an announcement made by Blizzard Entertainment recently, their sales smashing title Overwatch reached one heck of a milestone for registered players. More than 20 million gamers are now playing Overwatch, 5 million more than recorded in August.




The recorded number of players come after Blizzard's release of the new Halloween-themed event for Overwatch. No doubt the content and skins included in this spooky exclusive made for a nice addition to the tally of registered users.


Direct from a press release, Blizzard Entertainment had the following to say: "We also want to share the news that Overwatch has crossed a new milestone-20 million players-making this special holiday treat all the sweeter."

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'Cuphead' gets delayed into 2017 on Xbox One and PC

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

1930s animation Cuphead has been delayed until mid-2017, with Xbox One and PC gamers needing to wait even longer for the game, After being revealed at Microsoft's E3 2015 showcase.




Developer MDHR had originally scheduled the game to launch during 2016, though recent delays have proven otherwise. The studio decided that more time was needed in order to make it a better product. On the official Studio MDHR website, the developers released the following statement to audiences explaining the need for a later release date: "Hey everyone, we wanted to finish our game 80 years after 1936 but it will now be 81".


They added: "Throughout this year we discussed reducing the scope to make a 2016 release, but we made the difficult decision to delay the launch in order to ship with our vision intact. We are happy to announce that Cuphead will be coming to Xbox One, Windows 10 and Steam in Mid-2017".

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