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Xbox One's new button mapping feature is actually quite limited

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

Microsoft has made good on its promise to bring customized button-mapping to all Xbox One controllers, adding a new level of interaction to the platform. The Xbox community requested the feature as part of the feedback program, and Redmond decided to cater to its fans and roll it out to the console. But as most Xbox fans already know, any good Xbox One news is accompanied by the inevitable bad news disappointments.




The button mapping appears to be universal for all Xbox One games; rather than having different control schemes on a game-by-game basis, it's a hard preset that games will recognize, meaning you won't have to reconfigure anything in-game. Being able to map your control scheme is a nice addition as it lets players change things up and universally tune up their controls to funky settings. The mapping feature also returns functionality to those controllers with broken buttons. Thankfully, we can now swap out the horrible analog-breaking sprinting control for games like Destiny and assign it to something less destructive.


Unfortunately, this feature has a caveat, just like nearly every functionality on the Xbox One. You can customize every in-game button but the left and right triggers, which can only be swapped. Games like Halo 5 already let you swap out different controller presets, but if you were hoping to use the left or right triggers to do something different, then you're out of luck.

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Xbox Black Friday sale cuts prices up to 70% on 150 games

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

As part of its huge holiday push, Microsoft is hosting its own Black Friday sale on Xbox LIVE that promises huge price cuts of up to 70% off across 150 different games.



Microsoft is really breaking out the big guns for the holiday season, and is actively trying to sway users over to Team Lime-Green's court. The Redmond tech giant knows that a ton of people are going to snag the $299 Xbox One bundles on Black Friday, so its slashing prices on more than 150 digital games so users can fill out their library.


From November 20-23, Xbox LIVE Gold subscribers will get early access to the Black Friday sale with savings up to 40-60% off select games. Major Nelson was quick to note that Gold members will also get an extra 10% off, so you might want to re-up your subscription to take part. If you've let your subscription lapse, Microsoft will let you get a full month of Gold for just $1 if you re-up from your Xbox 360, but we're not sure if this price counts towards renewed or brand new subs.

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'Zoolander 2' trailer brings blue steel back

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

It's been nearly 15 years since the release of the original 'Zoolander', but by the looks of the newly released trailer for the comedy sequel, he's still go it. And by 'it', I mean 'the laughs' - take a look.



Reuniting the key cast from the original, including Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Will Ferrell and introducing new blood in Penelope Cruz and Kristen Wiig along with some star-studded cameos from the likes of Justin Bieber and a gender-fluid Benedict Cumberbatch, the sequel to the cult classic comes with some huge expectations that it'll hopefully deliver on.


'Zoolander 2' hits cinemas worldwide in February 2016.

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Intel bundles free games with select Core i7 CPU's

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

Intel has launched a new promotion that bundles three free games with purchases of select Skylake and Haswell Core i7 CPU's, including the anticipated Just Cause 3.




The Intel Enthusiast Game bundle emphasizes chaos and action, with over $100 of free games including Avalanche's upcoming open-world Just Cause 3, a copy of Valve's immortal shooter CS: GO, and premium credit for the free-to-play World of Warships game. After buying a qualifying Haswell or Skylake CPU, users can redeem their voucher at Intel's promo site. We're not sure if the keys are for Steam versions of the games, but likely so.


Qualifying purchases include the full range of Intel Core i7 Haswell CPU's from the Core i7-4770 S to the expensive Core i7-5960X, as well as the new Skylake Core i7-6700 and Core i7-6700K processors. Newegg notes that all keys must be used and redeemed by February 16, 2016.

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Overclocking tool Sapphire TriXX gets new look, supports Fury

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

Sapphire recently dropped a new version of its TriXX Utility for overclockers. Dubbed V5.2.1, it sports a new interface, supports Fury video cards and over-volting on R300 cards, adds the option to minimize to task bar, and more.




TriXX features include profiles, GPU information, Crossfire support, Gadget support, and of course, the ability to change core clocks, memory clocks, voltage, and fan settings.

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Netflix stock shoots up 10% this week

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Netflix earnings were said to disappoint investors a little last month, but this month paints a prettier picture. In the past few days alone, its stock is up 10%, and since last month, 20%. For further perspective: it's up 140% this year, and is just 8% shy of the all-time best. The company finished its quarter with 69 million subscribers.




CNN Money -- which advises you "bet against Netflix at your own peril" -- attributes the good numbers to international expansion, increased viewing on smartphones, additional investors, and yet more original content.

Patriot Viper Elite DDR4 RAM series tops out at 64GB, 3200MHz

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

Patriot is launching its new Viper Elite DDR4 RAM series, which comes in 8GB (2x4GB), 16GB (2x8GB), 32GB (2x16GB), and 64GB (4x16GB) configurations. For power draw, you'll see 1.2 - 1.35V, and clock speed is set at 3000MHz, unless you go with the "grey" option (as opposed to red or blue), in which case it's 3200MHz.




The series scales well to all kinds of budgets, starting at $52.99 and going all the way up to $499. You can pick up Viper Elite starting today at Fry's, Newegg, Amazon, and other outlets.

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Egyptian telecom investment in North Korea becomes a disaster

By: Chris Smith | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 1 week, 4 days ago

Encompassing 3 million subscribers on Pyongyang and more, an Egyptian 3G telecom service that launched in North Korea has told news outlets that it has now lost control of its business.




In a bid to modernize and expand North Korea, Orascom Telecom began offering services to North Korea soon after an announcement in 2008. Orsacom chairman Naguib Sawiris wished to offer the North Koreans what they desperately needed, technology. With the North Korean branch being known as Cheo Technology and the service as Koryolink, Orsacom controlled 75 percent of all shares, with the North Korean Government taking care of the rest.


In June, an auditor's report stated that Orsacom had received a competitor in this small market, set up by the North Korean Government themselves. Orsacom proposed and was accepted to enter a merger with this new competitor, however talks went stale and Orsacom was unable to contact the Government for some time. In the latest news, Orsacom reported that "in the group management's view, control over Koryolink's activities was lost."

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided gets significantly delayed

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

Eidos Montreal today announced some disappointing news for Deus Ex fans: the newest entry, Mankind Divided, has been hit with a significant delay. Mankind Divided was originally planned to release in February, but has now been pushed back all the way to August to "exceed player expectations".




In a recent update, the devs revealed that Mankind Divided will now release on August 23, 2016, pushing back the game into a new quarter of 2016.


"Expectations for Mankind Divided are extremely high, and we not only want to meet those expectations but exceed them," said Eidos-Montreal studio head David Anfossi. "We're confident and proud of the game so far. However, as we are now playing through the game in full we can see that it will require more time in post-production for tuning, iterations, and refinement to meet your high standards. In order to achieve this, we need to move the release date of the game to August 23, 2016."

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