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Deal of the Day: Netflix - One Month Free Trial!

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Sep 21, 2011 7:26 am

Our Deal of the Day today is the Netflix - One Month Free Trial! Instantly watch as many TV episodes & movies as you want!.

 

Offer: Netflix is awesome. Instantly watch as many TV episodes & movies as you want! Watch right on your TV via an Xbox 360, PS3, Wii or any other device that streams from Netflix. You can also watch instantly on your PC or Mac too. Try it free for one month! If you do decide to keep Netflix, it's only $7.99 a month.

 

ONE MONTH FREE TRIAL NETFLIX OFFER

 

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Batman: Arkham City delayed on PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 21, 2011 6:30 am

Fans of Batman: Arkham Asylum will be disappointed to hear that the PC version of the sequel, Arkham City has been delayed. The console versions will see a US launch on October 18, but PC users will have to wait to an undefined day in November. Boo. Batman: Arkham City picks up roughly one year after the events of Arkham Asylum and introduces some classic villains such as Catwoman and Mr Freeze (hopefully there's a voice over from Arnold).

 

 

Arkham City is built on Unreal Engine 3 and has support for both PhysX and 3D Vision. Gameplay is set in the same open-world, stealth action elements as well as throwing in new weapons and improving on the old ones.

 

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Diablo 3 Closed Beta is officially a go, the thrash-clicking of a million mice can be heard worldwide

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 21, 2011 5:10 am

Diablo 3 has been in a "friends and family" beta for quite a while now, but today that changes. Blizzard have announced that the closed beta test for the game has officially begun, with the first wave of invitations being sent as we speak. More beta invites will fly out over the course of the beta, so refresh your e-mail inbox every 35.2 seconds!

 

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The closed beta test of Diablo 3 has players fighting their way through part of Act I as any of the five hero classes. Barbarian, Witch Doctor, Wizard, Monk and Demon Hunter are all up for play and go head-to-skull against the Skeleton King, taking him on alone or playing co-operatively with other adventurers. You'll also get to meet up with some of the artisans, followers and other key characters from Sanctuary and try out the game's skill and crafting systems.

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Homefront 2 development goes to Crytek

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 21, 2011 5:00 am

Homefront creator KAOS Studios shut down during the summer and it left fans and THQ wondering what would happen to the sequel without its developer and especially after its cliffhanger ending. THQ has now hired Crytek to develop the sequel which is expected to be out in 2014 for PC and console platforms. Crytek only recently launched their DX11 upgrade for Crysis 2 to spruce up the console-ported games graphics so we should see the next Homefront game get a visual polish to define it well.

 

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Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games from THQ says:

 

Selecting Crytek to take Homefront forward underscores our strategy of working with the industry's best talent. Homefront's unique setting and storyline captivated gamers the world over. With Crytek's industry leading technology and legendary experience in the FPS genre, we're supremely confident that the next Homefront will deliver that AAA-quality experience that players demand.

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Battlefield 3 beta begins next week, excitement is at an all-time high

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 21, 2011 3:46 am

Battlefield 3's open beta begins on September 29. Yes, you read that right - it's nearly here. Those who pre-ordered through EA's Origin service will have access to the beta 48 hours before the rest of the people who didn't pre-order. Those who purchased the Limited Edition of Medal of Honor will also get access to the beta. EA also say that "ORIGIN WILL BE USED TO DISTRIBUTE THE BETA INSTALLATION AND RUN THE GAME AND THEREFORE NECESSARY TO PLAY." Not my caps, that's EA's work.

 

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NVIDIA: Kal-El to pack fifth 'companion' core

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 21, 2011 3:11 am

Kal-El has had a lot of news since it was first announced, but now NVIDIA have said it will not only arrive sometime in Q4, but it will sport a fifth core which is a "companion" core. This is built using a "special low-power silicone process" which works on tasks at a low frequency. NVIDIA calls this approach "variable symmetric multiprocessing" and it basically allows it to use this extra core for handling low overhead tasks such as e-mail syncs, social media syncs, etc.

 

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Each core is an ARM Cortex A9 CPU that is individually enabled and disabled based on the workload or task, but all five can't run at once. The low-power 'companion' core runs at a lower voltage than the other four cores and is only used when the performance state requested by the OS/apps isn't higher than a predetermined threshold. Once the threshold is reached, the low-power core is disabled and the high-performance A9 cores take over, enabling between 1 and 4 cores as needed.

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Logitech takes a new approach with Harmony universal remote options

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Sep 20, 2011 5:30 pm

Logitech is thinking outside the box with its latest entry into the Harmony line of universal remotes with the new Harmony Link platform allowing people to use their existing iPhones, iPads, iPods and / or Android smartphones as their remote of choice.

 

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The Harmony link unit itself simply connects to the tablet/phone via WiFi, which when paired up with the Harmony Link app will let you control up to eight devices about the place. With Logitech's Harmony range being so well embedded into the world of universal remotes, it's of no surprise that the Harmony Link can support over 5000 different devices straight out of the box, so setup should be fairly simple.

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Meizu MX dual and quad-core Android phones priced & ready for launch

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 20, 2011 4:18 pm

Chinese smartphone maker Meizu is set to launch its most impressive Android phone yet before the month is out which it dubs the MX.

 

The MX will enter the Chinese market in two versions; a dual-core and a quad-core processor model. The dual-core will include 16GB of built-in storage, whilst the quad-core will have 32GB.

 

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Both models otherwise share the same characteristics with measurements of 121 x 63 x 10 mm and use a 4-inch (960 x 640) touchscreen. Converted pricing comes in at about $469 for the dual-core MX, and $626 for the quad-core.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution patch also includes in-game ads

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 20, 2011 3:40 pm

If you're one of the millions of folks glued to Deus Ex: Human Revolution at the moment, you may have noticed with the new patch that came out toward the end of last week, while it did address quite a large number of reported issues and roll in a number of tweaks, it also brought with it a bunch of in-game ads that you may have noticed during the loading screens in particular, with the current products being promoted including the Blu-ray re-release of Star Wars. It's been rumoured that adverts also appear on in-game billboards as well, but this is yet to be confirmed.

 

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As I'm sure there would be very few of you happy about paying out for the game only to then start having advertisements pushed onto you, especially considering there is no warning about these intrusive ads when purchasing the game, you will be glad to know that you can get around it thanks to the ever lively hacking world, at least for now.

Shogun Bros. tweaks up its 2-in-1 gaming mouse + game pad

By: Steve Dougherty | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Sep 20, 2011 1:24 pm

Peripherals maker Shogun Bros. has just outed a tweaked version of its Chameleon X-1 2-in-1 peripheral - a one of a kind peripheral in that it doubles up as both a gaming mouse and a game pad. The new X-1's outer body is completely rubberised helping improve grip, while its internals have been improved to make the unit more efficient in power usage (as it is also wireless, using a USB nano receiver and requiring just a single AAA battery).

 

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The button sets are also said to have been given some tweaking, with better tactile feedback and a more ergonomic layout. The X-1 has a 1600dpi optical sensor, 16 buttons total with 2 analog sticks and force feedback support when set to 'gamepad mode'. It is available in three color options of Essential Purple, Graphite Grey and Passion Red and is set for release at the beginning of next month at $59.99 USD.

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