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South Park's latest episode tackles the next-gen consoles

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 5:30 am

The next-gen consoles are really taking up our lives right now, with South Park jumping on board in its latest episode. The episode uses a Game of Thrones-style battle, where they beat other customers to great Black Friday deals.

 

 

The kids obviously want the next-gen consoles, so the PS4 vs. Xbox One battle begins. Better yet, the kids are all wearing the outfits that they'll be wearing in South Park: The Stick of Truth, with the episode taking the time to take a stab at the fact that the game was delayed - a nice touch. The episode ends on a cliffhanger, which is great as Black Friday is getting closer and closer, and so is the Xbox One.

 

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I've just watched the episode, and it really pushes the differences between the consoles, with the kids arguing the points between the Xbox One and PS4. Cartman even says "let these Sony f**** wallow in their limited voice control functionality". Some classic Cartman right there!

Microsoft says Games With Gold will also be coming to the Xbox One

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 5:08 am

Microsoft launched their Games With Gold program which gives you two free games a month on the Xbox Live Marketplace back in June and were originally going to do it for just a limited time. They have announced they will be continuing the Games With Gold and that it will be coming to the Xbox One as well. They will be giving out more details later in 2014.

 

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Microsoft's Larry Hryb sent a tweet out saying: Access to free games each month is coming for Xbox Live Gold members on #XboxOne - Details coming later in 2014

What happens to the PS4 when it's shot with a high-powered rifle?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 4:31 am

Guys and girls, this is what happens when you shoot Sony's next generation PlayStation 4 console with a high-powered rifle. It explodes, in a beautiful fashion, in slow motion to make it look even better.

 

 

Rated RR took to shooting his PS4, which might sadden people who don't have their console yet. Maybe he should've shot the defective ones going around, because I'm guessing this unit worked - and while it's beautiful to see, it does pull at some heartstrings.

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Sony announces a new Uncharted game for the PS4, possible reboot?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 4:25 am

The PlayStation 4 has just launched, and just as I'm wondering why there's no system-seller, the Japanese giant goes and teases a new Uncharted game for the PS4.

 

 

There's absolutely nothing known about the game, other than Naughty Dog is back developing. But, we could expect a new Uncharted game that doesn't feature Nathan Drake, which would be a disappointment - unless it's done right, and it could revolutionize the franchise, hopefully. We should expect more in the coming months, hopefully some gameplay is shown off on the next generation hardware!

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Playstation 4 user interface showed off by Eric Lempel

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 4:22 am

Eric Lempel vice president of Sony Network Entertainment gives you a tour of the PlayStation 4 user interface. He shows off the new and improved "What's New" screen and a lot of the other new features. You'll notice the PS4 is pretty quick going through menus and how social and interactive the experience can be. For example sharing to Facebook and being able to stream your game-play for your friends to watch. The new friends list can also show you your friend's actual Facebook photo and real name, and it's an option you can turn off.

 

 

The PlayStation 4 is just hours away!

The first in-game footage of Next Car Game, with glorious destruction

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 3:30 am

Bugbear Entertainment's Next Car Game is currently on Kickstarter, where it needs $350,000 in funds to get made. Currently, at the time of writing, it is sitting at only $70,111 - so get over there and pledge some of that cash!

 

 

Now, to tease the world, the developer has unleashed some in-game footage, with some awesome destruction shown off. Check out the video above, and tell me you're not impressed with that. This is pre-alpha footage, and that destruction would be some awesome fun in a multiplayer game with friends. Hopefully Bugbear can hit the $350,000 required, as it is one game that could be some amazing fun with friends.

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Rikomagic MK902 Android mini PC up for pre-order for $143

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 2:11 am

Rikomagic has announced the launch of their new Rikomagic MK902 Android mini PC and it's up for pre-order for $143. You can choose between 8GB or 16GB of built-in storage. It runs off the latest version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The mini PC has a microSD slot, HDMI port, Ethernet jack, 4 USB ports, and an AV output. The device features a Rockchip RK3188 ARM Cortex-A9 quad-core processor, Mali 400 graphics, and 2GB of RAM. It can also be used to Skype because it features a built-in 5MP camera.

 

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"Rikomagic is pleased to announce the launch of its first true Quad Core Android PC Box. Based on the same technology as the MK802IV mini PC but with increased connectivity options the MK902 really is the ultimate HTPC or desktop Android computer system."

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Gadget restrictions on European airlines to be removed by end of Nov

By: Idene Saatchi | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 1:10 am

Last month the FAA in the US announced they would lift the restriction of gadgets on the plane during landing and takeoff. The European Aviation Safety Agency is doing the same. EASA says you still won't be able to make calls or send texts and your device will have to be in airplane mode.

 

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Patrick Ky, EASA Executive Director: "This is a major step in the process of expanding the freedom to use personal electronic devices on-board aircraft without compromise in safety"

 

The restriction will be lifted by the end of November. The EASA are also saying they are looking into introducing phone calls during flights in the future.

Cooler Master announces the new Silencio 652 PC Chassis

By: Charles Gantt | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 12:37 am

Cooler Master's Silencio series has always been renowned for its ability to muffle even the most noisy of systems, and today a new addition was released. The all new Silencio 652 features a solid steel frame with vibration dampening feet, as well as several factory installed cooling fans.

 

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The exterior of the Silencio 652 is very sleek and minimalistic while still maintaining a ultra-modern look. Able to accommodate extra-long video cards up to 423mm in length, the silencio features dual USB 3.0 ports as well as an SD card reader up front. Easily removable fan filters and support for a large 240mm radiator for those who opt for water over air cooling. The Silencio 652 will retail at an MSRP $113 and is available now.

The first Sailfish OS-powered Jolla smartphone benchmarks arrive

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Nov 15, 2013 12:33 am

We heard about the Jolla smartphone quite a while ago now, with the company being formed from ex-Nokia staff. The Jolla smartphone is being centered around the Sailfish OS, which is an interesting competitor to Android.

 

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Rightware's Power Board has a benchmark result showing off the world's first Jolla smartphone benchmark result, in Browsermark, which includes some useful information for those who want to check it out. We can see that the Browser engine that the Sailfish OS browser is built on, is using Gecko Engine v20.0 and for those who like the nitty gritty details, the user agent string that Browsermark received from the benchmark being: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Jolla; Sailfish; Mobile; rv:20.0) Gecko/20.0 Firefox/20.0 Sailfish Browser/1.0 like Safari/535.19.

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