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Alien: Isolation is what an Alien game should be, survival horror

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 14, 2014 12:30 pm

After all of the disappointment Gearbox Software served up with Aliens: Colonial Marines, most gamers would not want to even hear the words "Aliens" and "game" in the same sentence, well, that is, until now.

 

 

Alien: Isolation is a completely different step in the Aliens-themed game direction, one that takes the Ridley Scott movie 'Alien', versus James Cameron's 'Aliens'. It's a survival horror game versus a first-person shooter, where you play Ellen Ripley's daughter, Amanda. In Alien: Isolation, there is no shooting, there is no crazy action, it's a survival horror game first and foremost.

 

 

Creative Assembly, the studio behind Alien: Isolation, has done some great work on the graphics engine, and especially the lightning - something you can get a taste of in the above videos. Alien: Isolation is due in fall 2014 on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4, PS3 and PC.

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GoDaddy, Microsoft team up over Office 365 for small businesses

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 14, 2014 11:27 am

Microsoft has announced it has teamed up with web hosting and domain name company, GoDaddy, in a partnership that will see the two companies offering Microsoft's suite of productivity tools to small business customers.

 

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This deal will also include the ability to easily connect users' domain names to Office e-mail services. It will also see the full suite of Microsoft's Office software, including shared calendars, cloud storage and instant messaging. What do you think of this move? Is it a step in the right direction for each company?

Seeking Alpha contributor says "Bitcoin fails as a currency"

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Jan 14, 2014 11:18 am

The rise and fall of digital currency Bitcoin, has been interesting to say the least. But now we have Seeking Alpha contributor, Robert Wagner, chiming in with a new piece, calling out the digital currency, where he expects the bubble to pop.

 

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Wagner says that Bitcoin's "first flaw is its very foundation", citing that one of the reasons people wanted a new digital currency was to get away from the central bank, fiat-based dollar. Wagner goes into some incredible detail, which you can read all about right here, but do you agree? Do you think the great Bitcoin crash will happen, soon?

Tomb Raider on PS4 in side-by-side comparison with the PS3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 14, 2014 11:01 am

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition will arrive at the end of the month for the next-gen consoles, and below, we have a video which compares the game on the PS3 and PS4.

 

 

The game definitely looks better on the PS4, with some added graphical features thanks to the extra grunt inside of Sony's next-generation console. Executive Producer on Tomb Raider, Scot Amos, has said that it's more than just a facelift: "a lot of development work [was] put in to custom craft it for the new platforms."

 

After looking at the video, the PS4 version definitely looks better, but I still think it looks very low res. Either that, or there's no anti-aliasing used. One would think that with there being nearly a decade between machines, and much more processing grunt, the PS4 version would be running 1080p at 60FPS with the extra "custom craft" for the new platforms.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson's reboot of 'Cosmos' lands on screens March 9

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Jan 14, 2014 9:27 am

Some of you may remember Carl Sagan's TV series 'Cosmos', and now the spiritual sequel is on its way. Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, is hitting our screens on March 9 on FOX.

 

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is being produced by Seth McFarlane of Family Guy fame, and stars the infamous Neil deGrasse Tyson. For those who thought this would be pushed to some weird hour, it is being pumped out on FOX during primetime. We will see the premier episode on Sunday, March 9 at 9PM, where it will extend out to 170 countries, in some 45 different languages.

TweakTown DOTD: NVIDIA GeForce 332.21 WHQL drivers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Jan 14, 2014 8:32 am

We reported about NVIDIA's latest GeForce 332.21 WHQL drivers when they dropped, but in case you've missed out, we've made them today's Download of the Day. The new drivers can be downloaded right here.

 

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The fresh GeForce 332.21 WHQL drivers include updated SLI profiles, the latest beta of GeForce ShadowPlay, and much more. If you are a GeForce owner, you owe it to yourself to grab the latest drivers. For more downloads, check out our new Downloads section.

Project CARS sees 7 minutes of gameplay video

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 14, 2014 7:25 am

Team VVV has teased the world with a new 7-minute gameplay tease of its upcoming Project CARS, which includes some commentary from a team member that has been following, and playing the driving game since 2011.

 

 

The guy in the video uses a decent racing wheel, and uses a small picture-in-picture which shows off just how the game reacts to the steering wheel. The video shows off the newly released Brands Hatch track, and also includes shots from the first-person perspective, which can look hyper realistic at times.

 

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The game is being played on a high-end PC with all of the graphic bells and whistles cranked to maximum. Of course, this title is still in early development, so it should only get better from here. Project CARS should be released later this year on the Xbox One, PS4, Wii U and PC.

Burger-flipping robot makes 360 gourmet burgers per hour

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Jan 14, 2014 6:31 am

Don't you hate it when you see an advertisement for a burger, but when you buy it, it looks nothing like it? Well, Momentum Machines has unveiled the 'Smart Restaurants' machine, a robot that is capable of making 360 gourmet burgers, per hour.

 

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These burgers can be customized, which is nothing for this robot. The robot is 24 square foot machine, which is pictured above. Momentum Machines has said: "Fast food doesn't have to have a negative connotation anymore. With our technology, a restaurant can offer gourmet quality burgers at fast food prices. Our alpha machine replaces all of the hamburger line cooks in a restaurant. It does everything employees can do except better."

 

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Better yet, it will make custom orders like a pro. The robot will only slice the toppings seconds before it places them onto the burger, ensuring you get the freshest burger possible. It will slide up specific slices of meat and toppings, and is a more sanitary, cleaner way of making gourmet burgers. Momentum Machines says that because of these robots' efficiency, restaurants can cut down on labor costs, and spend more on better quality ingredients.

Klipsch enters the gaming headset market with two new headsets

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jan 14, 2014 6:27 am

I personally haven't used a Klipsch product before, but I've heard nothing but good things over the years. The speaker and headphone manufacturer has just unveiled two new gaming headsets, designed specifically, for gaming.

 

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Starting with the Klipsch KG-200, which is a wired headset featuring 40-millimeter drivers and four equalizer presets: Fidelity, Combat, Stealth and Sport, will cost you $129.99. Then we have the wireless KG-300 headset which will be $70 more at $199.99, will feature the same EQ settings, plus Dolby Digital decoding and Klipsch SphereSpace Surround Technology. The KG-300 will require three AAA batteries to run.

 

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Klipsch says its new gaming headsets will run on the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and PC, and will be available through its website and authorized retailers starting next month.

Horror game 'Outlast' will be free on PlayStation Plus next month

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 14, 2014 5:37 am

Red Barrels' horror game, Outlast, will be free for PlayStation Plus users when the service debuts next month. It is locked to the PlayStation 4 only, and for PlayStation Plus subscribers obviously.

 

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But, considering there are already a slew of discounted games, and a free copy of BioShock Infinite on offer, how can you skip on this? On Outlast's Facebook page, the news is confirmed, with a post reading: "Outlast will be free in February for all PlayStation Plus users (PS4 only)."

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