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5 Ways to Be More Productive and Work Smarter and Faster

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



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New Dark Souls 3 screenshots show off some marvelous characters in HD

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Some great new screenshots of Dark Souls III have been released by Bandai Namco, showing off some of the finery you can adorn yourself, the characters and even some of the abyssal locations that you'll be able to visit in the game.




The new iteration of the PhyreEngine used in Dark Souls III makes good use of higher resolution textures, physically based lighting and more to make the environments look top notch, especially in these new in-game screenshots. It's turning out to be a beautiful looking game with the artistic direction they're taking. One thing they're showing off in these new screenshots is a new boss, whose named Ludex Gundyr. He's terrifyingly large, and you can see him to scale in the screenshot below.

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Facebook smashes profit reports, earns record numbers in 2015

By: Chris Smith | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Earning an incredible $13.54 for each user on its social network (last quarter alone), Facebook's revenue has soared up by 52 percent in 2015 in a year over year analysis, reports The Verge.




Posting earnings of $2.69 billion on $17.93 billion in revenue over the course of 2015, Facebook has expressed a 44 percent revenue increase from the previous year in a recent announcement. In addition to these results, this social networking giant reported that 1.04 billion people use Facebook on a daily basis, posting a 17 percent increase from 2014.


Mark Zuckerberg, CEO, stated that "Our community continued to grow and our business is thriving. We continue to invest in better serving our community, building our business, and connecting the world," saying that "2015 was a great year for Facebook" which is backed up by these impressive results.

Capcom increased revenue by 19% thanks to Monster Hunter and more

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Capcom's financial results for this past April to December were pretty strong, with a 19.3% increase over the same period in 2014. A substantial showing for a company who concentrated a significant amount of resources on mobile development last year.




But even then, there seemed to be an overall increase in interest across the board, probably due to a wider and diverse set of games and franchises they have available. Another factor that played into such a large increase was the way in which Capcom streamlined the development process, reducing overall costs and even the time it takes to release a game. Not the most encouraging reasons, but their products have been mostly solid so far with those new changes.


Monster Hunter in general was the big surprise of the year, selling far more than anticipated in North America and doing very strongly in Japan. The newest mobile game, Monster Hunter Explore surpassed a total of 3 billion downloads on Android and iOS.

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Watch the full Star Was theme played live by a single person

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

Besides arguments about politics and fresh memes, sometimes Facebook can be used for other things. In this case, witness someone showcase their amazing musical skills by playing the whole Star Wars theme, solo.



Posted by Peanut Butter Wolf on Saturday, December 19, 2015


Here's hoping that he doesn't ensure the sacking of a full orchestra with these amazing one-man skills. You can view the video by clicking this link.

More DDR4 RAM set to hit the market, KINGMAX to release 3200MHz option

By: Chris Smith | More News: RAM | Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago

Now has come the time for the DDR4 market to be optioned out by more companies, with KINGMAX announcing in a recent press release that they'll be adding to the market soon.




With the Taipei Game Show 2016 set at its stage, KINGMAX is looking to showcase its new ZEUS DDR4 'Gaming RAM' to the public, offering up speeds of 2800MHz, 3000MHz and 3200MHz. Paired with these speeds are capacities including 4GB, 8GB and 16GB, designed for dual channel operation and overclocking on an Intel Z170 platform.


These products are cooled thanks to an aluminum alloy cast heat sink and further contain Intel's XMP 2.0 technology. Available in 'Ruby Red', 'Turquoise Blue' and 'Stylish Gold', we will release more information when it becomes available.

Consortium: The Tower teased as 'Deus Ex combined with Die Hard'

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

Out of nowhere, Interdimensional Games has announced its huge plans for Consortium: The Tower. The small Canadian developer is making a sequel to Consortium, which is the second game in a planned trilogy. The developer has taken to Kickstarter to get Consortium: The Tower off the ground, asking for CAD $450,000.



Consortium: The Tower isn't your traditional video game, either - with the developers teasing that the game is like "Deus Ex meets Die Hard", which has things happening to my body that scare me. Consortium: The Tower is a first-person shooter, but it's also so much more than that. You should be able to finish the entire game without even using your gun, with Interdimensional Games describing Consortium: The Tower as a sci-fi immersive simulation. Sounds good to me!

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Hideo Kojima visited Killzone developer during his tech research trip

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

During a recent technology research trip with Sony's Mark Cerny, the mind behind the Metal Gear Solid franchise, Hideo Kojima, visited Guerrilla Games.



Guerrilla Games being the developer of PlayStation exclusive franchise Killzone, based in Amsterdam. While he was there, we're sure he would've checked out Guerrilla Games' upcoming PS4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn. Since it was a technology research trip, and Hideo has signed a deal with Sony for a new exclusive, we should see the fruits of this labor in the years to come.

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Umbrella Corps, the Resident Evil-based shooter, receives new trailer

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

For most gamers, they haven't even heard of Umbrella Corps. If you haven't, Umbrella Corps is a new multiplayer shooter within the Resident Evil world.



Umbrella Corps moves the Resident Evil franchise into a more arcade-based, strategic direction - and it's latest gameplay trailer teases all of this, and more. The gameplay trailer was released onto the official Resident Evil channel, teasing the fast-paced, third-person shooter and its multiplayer action.


The trailer confirmed that Umbrella Corps will be released in May, priced at $29.99 - it'll also be a digital-only release, when it hits the PS4 and PC.

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Instagram's new product boss is an ex-Twitter executive

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

While Instagram is enjoying its ad network success, Twitter is bleeding staff. Kevil Weil, an ex-executive with the social media giant, has just left Twitter for the warm arms of Instagram.




Weil will be Instagram's new Head of Product, and will be reporting directly to Twitter CEO Kevin Systrom. Weil has replaced Peter Deng who moved onto another part of Facebook's ever-increasing reach on the world, joining Oculus, earlier this month.


Instagram has been trying to snag Weil since last year, so Weil was smart to make his decision considering the exodus of staff from Twitter continues to mount.

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