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Tesoro introduces its new Zone Balance gaming chairs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Tesoro has just entered the gaming chair market with the introduction of their new Zone Balance professional gaming chairs, which the company says combines "unique design with versatility and extreme comfort".

 

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The company has used premium materials that are held up by the strong steel frame, with high-density cold core foam that is covered with "uniquely designed polyurethane (PU) faux leather delivering enhanced durability, and splash resistance". Tesoro has included adjustments on the Zone Balance chairs, with an extra-comfy headrest.

 

You can use the Tesoro Zone Balance gaming chairs as a flat bed, with the back being adjustable to 180 degrees, and a class-4 gas piston that provides easy height adjustment.

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BioWare built Mass Effect: Andromeda from scratch

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

BioWare has put significant effort into Mass Effect: Andromeda, and the game has been built from square one featuring all-new textures, assets, alien worlds, ships, characters, tech, powers--all the vital bits--to ensure optimum performance and quality on DICE's potent Frostbite 3 engine.

 

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Now that EA has confirmed all of its studios and future games will be powered by DICE's powerful and flexible Frostbite 3 engine, devs like BioWare typically have to make their assets from scratch in order to transition over and ensure games run smoothly on the engine. That's the case for Mass Effect: Andromeda, which uses completely fresh assets and content to propel the series into a true next-gen feel.

 

BioWare's Mac Walters recently told GameInformer that "BioWare built all systems, tools, and assets from scratch for Andromeda," which coincides with the game's overall new exotic and dazzling high-fidelity look. This move also fits perfectly with the game's pioneer spirit, as BioWare has pushed into newfound territory--the same way players will push into the unknown of the Andromeda Galaxy next year.

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 may rival Star Citizen in scope

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Armed with the power of modern day CPU and GPU tech, the devs at Ubisoft can make finally realize their complete vision for Beyond Good and Evil 2--in many ways, the sequel will be everything the devs weren't able to achieve in the first game, and those ideas have been kept alive for quite some time. Michel Ancel, the creative director behind the project, affirms the game will be massive in scope and will even take on interstellar juggernauts like Star Citizen.

 

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 is officially in full-fledged development, with Michel Ancel and Ubisoft Montpellier working in tandem to make it. In fact, the game has been in development for quite some time: in a recent interview with Kotaku, Ancel revealed that he's been working on the game for five years now, and that it's "a very serious development for Ubisoft." The game has taken so long because the tech needed to make it wasn't accessible to everyday consumers until the arrival of current-gen consoles.

 

Ancel continues by saying that Beyond Good and Evil 2 will have a heavy focus on interplanetary travels--something that wasn't really possible with the first game. And he says it's working. "Even on Beyond Good and Evil 1 it was supposed to have space travel and all these things but we were limited. The big thing that is really cool is that the consoles are now so powerful [...] The amount of memory the CPU has, you can do those things now. It's not 'Oh, we will never do it.' It's working. I've been working on [Beyond Good and Evil 2] for a long time, on the technologies that allow you to create those kinds of games - tools to draw the big planets and things like that. We're confident on the quality and that we can achieve that kind of game." Ancel affirmed in the interview.

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Resident Evil 7 cross-save will feature on Xbox One & PC

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Microsoft Xbox One users will now be able to cross-save Resident Evil 7: Biohazard to their Windows 10 PC consoles and vice versa.

 

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The news first landed on Japanese site, Dengeki. The website stated: "The Windows Store version can share play data with the Xbox One version." IGN also dropped the same information, mentioning Capcom's confirmation of the cross-save feature, providing more evidence to support the story.

 

Resident Evil 7: Biohazard is scheduled to release on January 24, 2017 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC. Pre-order is available now from the game website.

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Marvel vs Capcom 4 rumored for PSX 2016 reveal

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Update: The "leaked" Marvel vs Capcom 4 pictures were faked by a NeoGAF user, but the game is still supposed to be revealed at the PlayStation Experience on December 3-4. Check here for more information.

 

Original story is as follows.

 

Despite Capcom's Ryota Niitsuma confirming that "nothing is happening" in regards to Marvel vs Capcom 4, gamers are cautiously kindling the hype fire amid some mysterious pictures that state the sequel will launch in 2017 on PS4.

 

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It's been five years since Marvel vs Capcom 3 exploded in arcades and consoles, and gamers are ready for a new contender in the landmark franchise. According to NeoGAF user Ryce, Capcom could unveil Marvel vs Capcom 4 at Sony's PlayStation Experience event on December 1. "I wasn't going to share this, but enough beating around the bush: a few other GAFers and myself were told about a Marvel vs. Capcom 4 announcement at PSX. I didn't think it would happen for all of the obvious reasons, but there you go. We'll know for certain in eight days," Ryce wrote in a forum post.

 

As the forum post circulated, some purported Marvel vs Capcom 4 photos popped up and made their way across the web, fanning the hype fires even more. I haven't been able to verify the source of the photos, but the picture's quote "celebrating almost 20 years of Marvel vs Capcom" actually stems from 2012 articles written about the Marvel vs Capcom: The Complete Works artbook. You can find them here and here.

 

Interestingly enough, the series doesn't technically turn 20 until 2018, as the first official Marvel vs Capcom: Clash of the Super Heroes branded game was released in 1998. Based on this alone, it's highly possible the "promotional images" are entirely faked, not to mention Niitsuma's apparently confirmation that MvC 4 isn't happening any time soon.

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Overwatch and Warcraft half price for Black Friday

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 26, 2016 6:22 pm

While everybody is trying to save their wallets from the apocalypse that is Black Friday, Blizzard is trying to give you some good deals reasons to stay at home and away from the crowd by cutting the price of Overwatch almost by half and reducing World of Warcraft price to a mere $4.99. Also, StarCraft 2 and its expansion got a good deal too.

 

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As you can see, Overwatch got a sizeable cut in its price, going from the scary $60 USD to a more modest $35 USD. It's what I would like to call damn affordable. World of Warcraft costed 20 USD but now, you can get it for almost a price of a burger, at only $4.99USD.

 

As for StarCraft 2, Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm both cost 10 bucks while the newest expansion pack ,Legacy of the Void, cost 30USD for the digital deluxe edition and 20USD for the standard edition.

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Blizzard gets into the Christmas spirit with Overwatch

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 26, 2016 4:30 pm

Ever since Overwatch Mexican female hacker/ hero Sombra have been released, fans have been digging furiously into the game files to find every single one of her voice lines and interactions with other heroes. Much to their surprise - they've found the Christmas theme melody alongside some of them.

 

 

You may ask: "Why would such a tiny little jingle be relevant?" Well, with the existence of this tune, we can safely assume that there will be a Christmas event much like what Blizzard did during Halloween. We can potentially see new skins for characters such as a Santa Claus skin for Tobjorn or Mother Santa for Ana! More maps? New co-op mode? Who knows?

 

As for Sombra, the majority of her lines are jabs and mockeries to the other heroes' past. One of the new voiceline even indicate Sombra translocator might originate from Tracer's tech. That means Sombra may have stolen it from Winston, the gorilla scientist.

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Ubisoft up their generosity with '30 days of giveaway'

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 26, 2016 5:19 am

Ubisoft have up their generosity game once again. 2016 is the 30th anniversary of the studio. They have been giving away one game each month until now. Today, they have announced a new way to benefit the gamers: 30 days of giveaway.

 

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"30 days of giveaway" will give gamers one freebie each day. It starts on November 24, at 9 am CET and ends on December 23, at 23:59 pm CET. All you have to do is sign up a Ubisoft account, click on the corresponding day and you can enjoy some free games, wallpaper and more!

 

However, this giveaway does have some quirks like some games might be limited offers and are based on "the first arrive, first served" principle. Some offers might not be available in some countries. As for the unlimited items, you can grab them until the end of the giveaway.

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Watch Dogs 2 upcoming patch add mission replayability

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 26, 2016 3:21 am

Ubisoft community manager confirms some crucial fixes in upcoming patch for Watch Dogs 2. Mission replayability will be added back at some point.

 

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When redditor Linzo48 lamented about not being able to replay missions in Watch Dogs 2, the community manager UbiBlargmonster reassured the player that "mission replayability will be patch at a later time."

 

Another redditor who goes by the name of botcomking raised the question about the PS4 screen edge issues with the HUD. Once again, UbiBlargmonster confirms that "it will be fixed in a upcoming patch."

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Resident Evil 7 first in the series to support 4K, HDR

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 26, 2016 2:17 am

Resident Evil 7 will be the first game in the franchise to support 4K and HDR on the PC, while Sony's slightly quicker PS4 Pro console will run it at native 4K resolution.

 

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Capcom has pumped in highly detailed textures, even on the PS4 Pro, which has furniture and walls looking extremely good according to a few gaming outlets that have laid eyes on Resident Evil 7. Capcom has confirmed my personal fear: Resident Evil 7 will be sold on the Windows Store, which is one of the worst things ever created.

 

There will be cross-save functionality between the Xbox and PC versions of Resident Evil 7, which is a good touch - while the PS4 version of the game will support PlayStation VR.

 

MINIMUM

  • OS: WINDOWS 7,8,8.1,10 64-BIT
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-4460, 2.70GHz or AMD FX-6300 or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 or AMD Radeon R7 260x
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Additional Notes: 1080P CPU/GPU at 30FPS Players will have to either lower texture or set streaming textures to OFF in order to optimize performance. *Internet connection required for game activation. The game is still undergoing development, so all PC requirements are subject to change.

 

RECOMMENDED

  • OS: WINDOWS 7,8,8.1,10 64-BIT
  • Processor: Intel Core i7 3770 3.4GHz or AMD or better
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 280X or better
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Additional Notes: "1080P CPU/GPU at 60FPS *Internet connection required for game activation. The game is still undergoing development, so all PC requirements are subject to change."

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