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Uncharted 4 new survival mode will crush your confidence

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Naughty Dog revealed a new mode for Uncharted 4 last Monday, something that went under the radar for some of us. Let's take a look at what's in store.



The new mode will be available first on PlayStation Experience and to be release to the general public in the mid-December. Naughty Dog described the new mode as "wave-based mode where you and up to two additional friends can take on swarms of increasingly powerful enemies and unique objectives.". Players from the co-op arena of Uncharted 2 and 3 should feel familiar, with the developer added: " From new enemy types and powerful new bosses to a dedicated progression system and expansive upgradable arsenal, Survival is all about strategy, camaraderie, and skill."


This Survival mode will feature 10 maps. You'll need to clear 50 waves of enemies featuring mercenaries, brutes, snipers and hunters that'll be much more equipped as you progress through the game mode. Every 10 waves will pitch you against a boss which will include the all-new Pirate Warlords. It will also feature its own progression system where as you rank up you can earn upgrades for weapons, "new items, such as Survival-exclusive boosters." and exclusive cosmetic items that can be use both in Survival and online multiplayer mode.

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Strike a 'Nerve' in our Blu-ray giveaway!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

To celebrate this week's release of 'Nerve' on Blu-ray and DVD, we have 10 Blu-rays to give away thanks to our friends at Roadshow Home Entertainment.




We dare you. Industrious high school senior, Vee Delmonico (Emma Roberts) is tired of living life on the sidelines. When pressured by friends to join the popular online game Nerve, Vee teams up with a sly and charming competitor (Dave Franco) for just one dare in what seems like harmless fun. But as Vee is caught up in the thrill of the adrenaline-fueled competition, the game takes a sinister turn with increasingly dangerous acts, leading Vee into a high-stakes finale that will determine her entire future.


To go into the running to win a prize, simply correctly answer the following question:

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iOS 10.1.1 causes serious battery problems

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Apple's iOS 10, launched back in September, was mainly praised, but with the recent release of the 10.1.1 update, many users reported issues with battery life. The main point of the 10.1.1 update was to fix some of the camera issues that users were experiencing with the new iPhone 7 Plus dual camera.




The iPhone users who installed 10.1.1 update are reporting that the battery life of their devices lasts much shorter and even that their phones are shutting down with at least 30-50% charge left.


Some users have tried going back to 10.1 version, but according to the reports, that doesn't fix the problem.

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Radeon 16.11.5 drivers prepare you for Watch Dogs 2

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Following NVIDIA's earlier release of Watch Dogs 2-optimized drivers, AMD has released its own.




Apart from improving that game experience, these drivers -- numbered 16.11.5 -- include a CrossFire profile for Dishonored 2 in DirectX 11, and fix flickering in the Division and Battlefield 1 when using CrossFire.


Hit the source for the download and/or known issues list. Otherwise, boot Radeon Settings and grab the drivers. If you want to remain on the cautious side, use AMD Clean Uninstall Utility before installing 16.11.5 to ensure no issues arise from overwriting your old drivers.

Cards Against Humanity is using charity money for a hole

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: BREAKING STORY | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Cards Against Humanity have once again done something remarkable for this Black Friday. In the past, They have done things like selling real bullshit way back in 2014. This time, they are digging a hole with your charity money.



The company have done this kind of gesture to show their disappointment towards the general population and mock the holiday consumerism. But, in their defense, they did answer 'no' if people asked them there was any meaning for digging this hole. If you want to participate to the digging, you can donate $5 for 2 seconds of digging, and each $5 is going to add an extra 2 seconds to the timer. The event has accumulated a whopping $100,000+ and the number is rising every second.


In their frequently asked question section, you can find your questions getting answered in the most philosophical way possible. Here's some of them: "Where is the hole? America. And in our hearts. ", "How deep can you make this sucker? Great question. As long as you keep spending, we'll keep digging. We'll find out together how deep this thing goes. " and "What if you dig so deep you hit hot magma? At least then we'd feel something.".

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Blizzard adds Reaper to the ranks of collectible statues

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Blizzard have announced another addition to its premium statue collectibles. It's none other than Reaper himself from Overwatch while in his ultimate - Death Blossom. It's dangerously beautiful. You might not want to stare at it too much.



The statue will be sold like the previous Tracer one for $150 and limited to 2 per customer. It will measure 12"/30.48cm (floor to head) and will be hand painted. Each one of them might have some variations.


Reaper will be sculpted out of polystone by staff Senior Sculptor Brian Fay who also sculpted the first one, Tracer. People might want to order it now as it ships in two waves, the first being Q1 2017 and second being Q3 2017.


It might be a while before they can take new orders if you miss it as Blizzard haven't come back with their second batch of Tracer statues.

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The Division's newest patch pull players back into it

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

As you may know, Ubisoft promising open-world third person shooter The Division have suffered a tremendous loss of its player base after the launch due to numerous mission exploits and glitches. However, the latest patch 1.4 and Survival DLC seem to have worked their magic and players start coming back in masses.




Anne Blondel, Ubisoft VP of Live Operations, states in an exchange with PCGamesN :"Since the release of patch 1.4, we went back to the daily active users we had at launch, because people were [so impressed]".


She explained what was going on behind the scenes when they first saw the massive number of folks leaving the game: "Some players left the game earlier than what we thought, then we had to make that tough call - do we keep providing them with extra content or do we stop everything for a while, settle down, fix everything and then once the game is where it should be, then we start providing more content."


She continued: "And this is what we did [and] the community was super happy about it, even though they were disappointed at first that we were to push back the next DLC releases."

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GeForce 376.09 driver is optimized for Watch Dogs 2

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

NVIDIA has released its new 376.09 drivers, specifically aimed at optimizing three major titles.




The first is Watch Dogs 2, due out tomorrow. Word is both the game design and PC optimization are much improved over the first game, so you should probably give it a shot if you wrote it off after the last go round.


The other two are Capcom's comedy zombie smasher Dead Rising 4 (due out December 6), and Steep, Ubisoft's winter sports game (due out December 2). You hardly see any winter sports games, especially on PC, so that's definitely one to look forward to, especially with NVIDIA's optimizations.

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Save 40% off most ThinkPad in Lenovo's Cyber Monday sale

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

It's Cyber Monday and ThinkPad fans now have an excuse to upgrade/update. From the pricey X1 Yoga or Carbon to the more more affordable ThinkPad 13, all Lenovo ThinkPads are on sale today with a giant 40% off coupon: SAV40THINKPAD. The deal is for Monday only, so you'll have to make a decision quickly.




The deals are of course similar to what Lenovo was offering on Black Friday just a few days ago. If you missed the Black Friday deals because you were out shopping offline (pff), this is your second chance to pick up some decent savings. We've rounded up all the noteworthy ThinkPads below and they are listed from high to low price.


Most configurations are customizable to your liking (e.g. add more RAM, pick higher clock CPU etc.), although some are linked straight to the higher spec'ed models for convenience (the ThinkPad X260 is one such example). If you've been on the fence, this holiday promotion may sway you into picking a unit up - and if you've already made up your mind and have been waiting - the clock is now ticking.


Update: coupon code SAV40THINKPAD is now expired as Cyber Monday is now over. But Lenovo has kept the deals going with Cyber Week 35% off code. Sure it's 5% less but it still beats paying full price...


For all deals, use eCoupon code: SAV35THINKPAD


Half-Life fans campaign for HL3 with Steam awards

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

The recent Steam award nomination system have a category where you can suggest a name to it. This have resulted in some pretty hilarious events such as the savage No Man's Sky brainstorm and naming session. People have soon figured out another use of the system: letting Valve know that we are still damn waiting for a Half-Life 3 game.




The image has been posted by GruffBarbarian in the Half-Life subreddit. It has since gotten 6439 upvotes and the numbers are rising by the minutes. Half-Life fans can join the movement by doing the same, typing "GAME THAT DESERVES A SEQUEL" in all caps in Half-Life 2: Episode 2 nomination section.


But, Valve already knew that. In a interview with The Washington Post back in 2014 where they talked about Valve business model, Valve Co-founder Gabe Newell said: "The company grew out of trying to think about how to design for the specific business challenges we would have. It's sort of a good news/bad news situation that our industry is changing so quickly."

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