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Five minutes of new Titanfall 2 singleplayer gameplay

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

A fresh Titanfall 2 gameplay trailer has dropped, and it's pretty smooth, suave, and clicks all the right FPS buttons.



Respawn has promised that Titanfall 2's singleplayer campaign will be "grounded, dirty and human," but this bit of footage shows us some good old-fashioned fun. Players get some nifty tools like active camo to confuse foes, and employ the parkour wall-running skills in tandem with the new grappling hook for some ultra-slick locomotion. The actual gameplay is buttery smooth in 60FPS, matching perfectly with the rythmic player movements and satisfying gunplay.


We also get a glimpse at some campaign guns like a powerful high-tech sniper rifle that can shoot two bullets a time, a lightning gun that apparently manipulates nearby electronics like door locks etc in the tech-filled environments, mines that make you invisible, and neat little drones that act like walking grenades to destabilize your enemies.

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Xbox One S 2TB deal appears with four free games

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

Update: Unfortunately this Xbox One S 2TB Launch Edition deal from Newegg is now all sold out. For those still interested, there is a similar value Xbox One S deal available with extra free controller and one year's worth of Xbox Live Gold.


Gamers interested in the Xbox One S who didn't hop bandwagon when it first released earlier this month can get a better deal now with some extra incentives. Retailers are aiming to move the recently released 2TB Launch Edition ahead the upcoming and cheaper 500GB and 1TB models later this month. Newegg is the main culprit, with their eBay shop offering an Xbox One S 2TB Launch Edition with four free games as an added bonus for $399.99.




Given the 2TB Launch Edition is at list price everywhere else, this Newegg deal is significantly better than simply picking up a unit at Walmart or Best Buy - after all, the bundle comes with four free additional Xbox One titles vs. none for the same price. The freebies games are: Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom PainDishonored: Definitive EditionTom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege; and finally Tom Clancy's The Division. Except for Dishonored, all titles are recent release within a year's timeframe.

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Quantum Break developer Remedy has a new CEO

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Remedy Entertainment has announced it has a new CEO, Tero Virtala, who was the CEO of Trials developer RedLynx.




Virtala replaces Remedy co-founder Markus Mäki, who took the role of CEO during the final year of development on Quantum Break - which turned out to be a complete mess, and is now headed to Steam. Remedy says Mäki will return to overseeing studio productions, reports Polygon.


In a statement from Remedy Entertainment called "New Remedy boss unlocked", Virtala talks about Remedy, where he said: "At the core of Remedy are truly talented and passionate people, and their proven ability to create unique, world-class gaming experiences. As the company moves towards multiple simultaneous game projects, it will offer more opportunities for the gamers, our people, partners and us as a company".

Goldeneye: Source 5.0 launches with graphics overhaul

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

You may remember the Goldeneye: Source unofficial project from years back. Today it gets even better with the launch of version 5.0, which brings overhauled graphics, tons of new maps (including the iconic Dam), tweaked gameplay, re-imagined weapons, additional modes, and more to the table. In short, it looks better than ever, and there's a ton of content to enjoy, all for free.



To download it, head here.

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Intel acquires AI startup Nervana, competes with NVIDIA

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago

Intel is now set to compete against NVIDIA in the deep learning and AI arena, acquiring AI startup Nervana. Nervana specializes in processor-based "deep learning as a service" through technology like its upcoming Nervana Engine, a dedicated AI hardware accelerator due out in early 2017.




Intel wants to utilize Nervana's expertise to help its AI performance on its Xeon and Xeon Phi processors, as it sees AI as a big future for the company. NVIDIA is already knee deep in deep learning, with self-driving cars, AI, and more.


NVIDIA could face serious competition in the deep learning and AI space if Nervana can help Intel tune its processors for machine learning tasks. Whatever happens, it's an exciting time to be alive! To my future Skynet overlords: please make Half-Life 3 a reality with your AI brains.

No Man's Sky has major performance issues on PC

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

PC port connoisseur Total Biscuit has gone off on a bit of a Twitter tirade, criticizing the fresh PC release of No Man's Sky for some serious performance issues. He cites major hitching and framerate drops, which he says are echoed by other Twitch streamers and Steam forum goers.




Given the issues, it's not hard to see why the game was delayed three days on our favourite platform.

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Quake Champions is not running on id Tech 6 engine

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Quake Champions is sitting right up in the top 5 games I want, and with everything I hear, I want it more. DOOM and Quake Champions game director Marty Stratton has detailed Quake Champions a little more, teasing that it will not be running on the id Tech 6 engine.



Stratton told Finder during an interview: "We had such success with Vulkan and Doom that Robert Duffy, our chief technology officer, was like, "alright guys, this worked out well for us. So we need to do it [with Quake]." But we still have to look at it, because Quake Champions' technology is part id tech, but also part Saber tech. It is not on Id Tech 6 [game engine]. If it was, it would be all good with Vulkan and we would be happy".


Tim Willits, Creative Director on Quake Champions, said that id Software is crafting the game to run fast on a variety of PCs. Willits said: "Because we had such success with pairing Vulkan and Doom, it is definitely something we are looking at, but I can't confirm it at this point. Hopefully you will not have to upgrade your machine too much, but we're all about speed with Quake Champions".

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Windows 7, 8.1 will support Skylake after all

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Originally planned to be exclusively supported by Windows 10, Microsoft has reverted its policy and decided Skylake will be supported by Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 as well.




"Enterprise customers are moving to Windows 10 faster than any version of Windows. At the same time, we recognize that, in some instances, customers have a few systems that require longer deployment timeframes," explains Shad Larsen, Director of Windows Business Planning. "We listened to this feedback and today are sharing an update to our 6th Gen Intel Core (Skylake) support policy. We have extended the support period from July 17, 2018 to the end of support dates for Windows 7 and Windows 8.1; and we will provide all applicable security updates."


The change means Windows 7 support until 2020 and 8.1 until 2023. It does not apply to Kaby Lake and future Intel processors which will not be supported by Windows versions older than Windows 10.

Quantum Break on Windows 10 won't receive another patch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Quantum Break is coming to Steam, but what does that mean for the Windows 10 version of the game that is sold through the Windows Store?




According to Remedy's Head of Communications, Thomas Puha, Quantum Break will be stuck in time on the UWP version of the game. In a reply tweet to someone who said: "unless you consider a stuttering, constant-hitching, barely 30 always sub 60, lowest settings on a 780 "improvement", Puha said: "sorry to hear you are having problems. Its unlikely we release another Win10 patch".


This means Remedy will put its soul into the Win32 version of Quantum Break, meaning we won't see DX11 for the Windows 10 version of the game. But, it means the Steam version of Quantum Break could be better, with Puha tweeting: "We have worked on this release for a while. We got a lot more experience in shipping DX11 titles".

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago



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