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Resident Evil 7 detailed in 14 new screenshots of the game

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2016 4:30 pm

E3 2016 - The huge reveal of Resident Evil 7 took place during Sony's E3 2016 press conference, with the announcement of PlayStation VR support. The entire game is playable on the PlayStation VR, and it looks awesome. The trailer is below, with screenshots under that.



Resident Evil 7 will launch in January 2017 for the PlayStation VR, but these screenshots are totally new, and they totally rock. Check them out.




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Kickstart a lucrative career in cybersecurity with these courses

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Jun 14, 2016 3:30 pm



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Pool Nation VR is sitting in the top 10 games on Steam right now

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 14, 2016 3:08 pm

E3 2016 - Pool Nation VR is definitely one of the most interesting games I've seen in a long time, with it hitting the #10 spot on Steam's 10 bestselling games right now.




The game launched on the HTC Vive yesterday, and is currently discounted down to $16.99, with no sales figures provided at this time. This is the first time a VR exclusive game has hit the Top Sellers list on Steam, with the latest numbers on the recent Steam sale indicating there are around 50,000 HTC Vive units out there right now, with a 72-hour ordering system now in place. Considering the $799 price tag, gamers don't seem to mind coughing it up to play on something so transformative as the Vive.


Pool Nation VR is a billiard simulator - which is hard to believe, but it plays incredibly well on the HTC Vive. There are other games like it, but nothing identical - you can even pick up the random beer bottles hanging around and throw them around - you know, just like you would in real life?

You'll never believe who won E3 this year...

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2016 2:00 pm

E3 2016 -- "So who won E3?" It's one of the most common questions I see after Day 0 comes to a close. Day 0, of course, plays host to more press conferences than any sane game journalist can even attend. There's Microsoft, Ubisoft, the PC Gaming Show, and Sony. Thankfully EA moved theirs to Sunday this year (day -1?) along with Bethesda. E3 doesn't really begin on Tuesday. It kicks off on Sunday now with a metric ton of reveals and announcements and trailers to pick apart and analyze, because this industry is so massive it can't be contained to a single convention, much less a single day's worth of big news.




When people ask "who won E3" they're asking who had the best press conference. I'm sure several sites have already posted their winners and losers, criticizing EA for being so rigid and, frankly, a little boring. Maybe they're recording podcasts right now debating which executives had the best stage presence, whether or not Microsoft ran too long. Perhaps they're questioning why Sony didn't drop enough hard release dates.

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Xbox One S sports tweaked GPU and CPU for smooth in-game FPS

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2016 1:30 pm

E3 2016 - Microsoft's new Xbox One S is a fully-fledged console refresh with an extra hardware kick to improve in-game frame rates. And it actually plays Gears of War 4 better than original Xbox Ones.




The Xbox One S is not only 40% smaller than current Xbox One consoles, but it will actually play games better than its predecessor. The latest Xbox One S sports a tweaked GPU and CPU that's combined on a new semi-custom SoC from AMD, unlocking some pretty important performance jumps for the system. The Xbox One has had a problem with the age-old frame-rate vs resolution debacle, and games like Halo 5 and DOOM have had to stick with dynamic resolution in order to match inconsistent, sub-60FPS frame rates. The Xbox One S, on the other hand, will reduce those annoying frame rate drops during intense in-game sequences and smooth out one of the most daunting shortcomings of the Xbox One.


Rod Fergusson, who's creating Gears of War 4 with The Coalition, told Polygon that the Xbox One S will "provide a more consistent level of technical performance" thanks to the console's "additional raw GPU and CPU power."

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ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Strix detailed, now with RGB lighting

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 14, 2016 12:44 pm

We've already seen many other AIB partners and their custom GeForce GTX 1080 cards, but there aren't many custom GTX 1070s in the wild... yet. Nordic Hardware have the ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Strix in-house, with a triple-fan cooler and increased GPU clocks.




ASUS has clocked its GTX 1070 Strix at 1650MHz Base, and 1860MHz on the Boost when in OC mode - compared to 1683MHz Boost on the GTX 1080 Founders Edition. ASUS has continued to use just the single 8-pin PCI power connectors, and another HDMI 2.0 port in the place of the third DisplayPort output, which is meant for VR headsets like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.




We have an MSI GeForce GTX 1070 Gaming X 8G that we'll be reviewing shortly, so it'll be good to see how the ASUS GeForce GTX 1070 Strix performs against it.

Ubisoft CEO confirms Beyond Good & Evil 2 is on its way

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2016 12:25 pm

E3 2016 - Beyond Good & Evil was a ridiculously fun game, but the sequel is still in development - and has been confirmed by Ubisoft boss Yves Guillemot.




YouTube Live @ E3 host Geoff Keighley asked Guillemot about Beyond Good & Evil 2, with Guillemot replying: "It's still on the way. It's something at one point you will see, yes. It's difficult to say. Michel [Ancel] is working on it, but he's doing two games at the same time, he's doing Wild at the same time, it's coming along, but he has to spend more time on it so we can see it faster".

Elder Scrolls VI in development, but is a 'very long way off'

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2016 11:44 am

E3 2016 - Although the hugely anticipated next chapter of the Elder Scrolls series was absent at E3, Bethesda confirms they're working on TESVI...but you're going to have to wait quite some time to play it.




Given Fallout 4 is still being wrapped up and the new Skyrim Special Edition remaster is bringing mod support to PS4 and Xbox One, I knew that Bethesda wouldn't unveil The Elder Scrolls VI at E3. It's just way too soon for a huge new epic open-world adventure--Fallout 4 released just last year, for Pete's sake!--but Bethesda's Todd Howard has confirmed that development for TESVI is underway--along with two other massively ambitious projects that are unlike anything Bethesda's ever done before.


"Elder Scrolls VI is kind of like the elephant in the room, always, when we talk about anything. You know, I think it's good in these moments to tell our fans yes, of course we are making it. The series is something we love - but it is... you know, I have to be careful what I say, it's a very long way off," Bethsoft exec Todd Howard told Geoff Keighley during the YouTube LIVE at E3 showcase. "I could sit here and explain the game to you, and you would say, 'That sounds like you don't even have the technology. How long is that going to take?' So it is something that's going to take a lot of time, what he have in mind for that game, and we actually have two other large projects we're also doing that are bigger than everything we've done. People will probably hear about those even before Elder Scrolls 6. That'll make sense many years from now."

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Rocksteady announces Batman: Arkham VR game, PlayStation VR exclusive

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 14, 2016 11:05 am

E3 2016 - If there was a money maker out there for VR, it would be a VR game set in the Batman world, right? Well, Rocksteady Games is here with Batman: Arkham VR, an exclusive to the PlayStation VR which will be released in October alongside the PSVR itself.




It was only a couple of days ago that we reported on Batman - A Telltale Series, which will be arriving next year - but what will Batman: Arkham VR provide? Details on the gameplay side are still sketchy, and the same goes with the setting of Batman: Arkham VR. The entire game could be first-person, but we could see some third-person gameplay, also. We'll have more details in the coming months, with Batman: Arkham VR dropping on the PlayStation VR in October.

AMD's flagship Zen-based server CPU will be a 64-threaded beast

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jun 14, 2016 10:16 am

We've been hearing so much about the Zen architecture from AMD, but this new information is rather exciting. Our friends at Fudzilla have exclusive information on an upcoming Zen CPU with 32 cores, and 64 threads, with a huge 64MB of L3 cache.




The chip has a codename of Naples, powered by the Zen architecture, with each CPU core featuring its own dedicated 512KB cache. A cluster of Zen cores share 8MB of L3 cache, pumping the total L3 shared cache of 64MB. There will be a 16-core variant as well, with both of the CPUs being made on the 14nm FinFET process. Naples has 8 independent memory channels, with up to 128 PCIe 3.0 lanes. This makes AMD ready for the super-fast NVMO memory controllers and drives, with Naples set to support 32 SATA and NVMe drives.


Naples also has support for a huge 16 x 10GbE network, with the controller integrated, with Naples being slotted into a SP3 LGA server socket. We should expect the server-bound Zen products to have 35W to 180W TDPs, with dual, quad, 16, and 32-core server variants of Zen, with a release window of late 2016, or sometime in 2017.