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Tesla to unveil 'something unexpected' October 17th

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Oct 9, 2016 5:32 pm

On top of the SolarCity event on October 28th where Elon Musk should unveil a new product, a roof integrated with solar panels, Elon Musk just revealed that there will be a Tesla Motors event on October 17th. Musk posted this information on his Twitter profile, but he didn't go into specifics.




However, Musk said that the Tesla event on October 17th would reveal a product "unexpected by most". Although it isn't clear what Musk intends to show on this event, there are many ideas floating around - from finished Model 3 design to improved Autopilot software.

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EA teases 3 new free games for EA Access, coming soon

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 9, 2016 5:05 pm

The EA Access free game vault is launching three more great titles, with the company recently announcing that Xbox One games Star Wars Battlefront, Mirror's Edge: Catalyst and EA Sports: UFC 2, will be available to download free at the end of this year.




EA Access took to Twitter announcing the new title releases, but unfortunately had a hiccup with the first tweet as the link provided did not work. The company later apologized to customers and re-posted the following:




Whilst no official release date has been given yet, the EA Access link attached in their tweet did confirm that these games will be launched end of 2016.

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Former PvZ devloper creates new Octopus destroying game

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 9, 2016 3:42 pm

Once a PopCap developer of the world famous Plants vs. Zombies game, George Fan, has recently announced the launch of his brand new invention, 'Octogeddon'. The now indie developer is on a mission according to online sources to have entered a game-making competition called Ludum Dare 24.



The specific goal of this competition was to make an entire video game in just 48 hours! The theme was evolution, in which the art, the code, the music and design was done alone in a first draft by Fan himself. Direct from The Verge, Fan states: "For some reason I thought of an octopus". Hence a giant octopus being the main star of the game.


The trailer released above gives gamers a quick inside look as to what may be expected in his new creation. With the added assistance of PvZ lead artist Rich Werner, and Kurt Pfeifer, who programmed PvZ for the Xbox 360, Fan has created a new team to finish off Octogeddon. This game will certainly differ from Plants V Zombies as the goal will be to destroy humanity instead of saving it. The Octopus will bring havoc on cities by using its tentacles, constantly evolving becoming more deadlier the further you progress in the game.


The arcade-style, action strategy game is scheduled to launch on Steam sometime in 2017. Information about the game can be found on the official website.

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Good Smile launch famous Resident Evil figure for sale

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 9, 2016 2:39 pm

The Good Smile Company known for making various collectables has recently launched its new line of Nendoroid figures. Capcom's famous first generation marksman from Resident Evil: Chris Redfield, has now joined the sales list announced for official release in March 2017. Customers interested will be able to purchase the new figurine direct from their Good Smile website.




The online store has released pictures and information regarding Redfield's character figurine and will be available for sale in his original game attire, consisting of the standard olive flak jacket, along with various weapons. The Resident Evil character will come equipped with his Samurai Edge handgun and knife all of which can be interchanged for various stances and/or poses with the additional bonus of a self-firing rocket launcher that can also be removed and reattached. As a limited edition bonus, those who pre-order through the Good Smile Online Shop will be given a free red herb accessory and 20th Anniversary stamped display base allowing buyers to customize the figurine even more.


In correlation to the 20th Anniversary of CAPCOM's Resident Evil game in 2016, Good Smile's latest character release will be available to order between the 6th October 2016 until the 3rd November, 2016. The price of the Nendoroid figure is not obscenely ridiculous but will set customer's back around $50 USD and will be limited to 3 per sale. The marksman available will make for a great collector's anniversary piece.

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Hardware deals: Dell XPS 8910 starter build only $600

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Oct 9, 2016 2:02 pm

While building your own PC is always the ideal scenario, at times, the prices are so reasonable for a pre-built that you just might ask yourself, 'why not just start with that and upgrade'? That's the reason Dell is hoping for with their refreshed XPS 8910 deal, which Dell went with a specific chassis/case to be easily accessible and upgradable (swing-out PSU with support for GPUs up to 225W). This weekend there's a $97 off coupon making the XPS 8910 base model the cheapest ever - making it a mid-ranged PC with a discrete GPU for only $600.




To go along with that XPS 8910 deal, there are several decent hardware deals for the weekend. For starters, there's several GTX 1070 cards from and eBay Deals, which after coupon are all at historic low prices (accordingly to our price database anyways) and well under $400. On the CPU front, Monoprice is once again hawking Intel Core i7-6700K units for $299.99 on their eBay page, marking it down to near its all-time low.


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Power Rangers trailer drops, and it looks different

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: Oct 9, 2016 7:52 am

If you were bored with your weekend and wanted to see something maybe a little unexpected, then you'll be glad to know we have the official trailer for the upcoming Power Rangers movie to cheer you up.



As you can see, it looks like a Transformers-like movie with a massive injection of teenage drama and angst... but director Dean Israelite explains his ideas behind Lionsgate's adaption of the TV series: "I grew up on Power Rangers in South Africa and what was important to me from the beginning was making a movie about growing up".


He continued: "I wanted to make this a grounded, character driven origin story that was always set to the backdrop of this adventure. Always at the center was making these characters real with real problems that people can find relatable. I wanted to remain true to the spirit of the franchise that I grew up on and loved. And I wanted really hard to reimagine it and reinvent it for a 2017 audience".

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ASUS 100 series motherboards will support Kaby Lake CPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Oct 9, 2016 5:46 am

Intel will soon introduce their next-generation CPU architecture, and now we know that 100-series motherboards from ASUS will support the upcoming Kaby Lake processors - while the impending release of the 200 series will support them from day one.




ASUS series100 motherboards can be updated with Kaby Lake support through a BIOS update, using either a USB drive in the UEFI, or within Windows. You can get the new BIOS update on the ASUS website.


Here's a list of the ASUS 100-series motherboards that will support Kaby Lake CPUs after the BIOS update:




Instant compatibility with next-generation Intel Core processors


All ASUS 100-series motherboards that include the ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature allow users to apply UEFI BIOS updates with ease. For other ASUS 100-series motherboards the necessary UEFI BIOS update takes just one click in an easy-to-use Windows-based BIOS updater application, ASUS EZ Update, which is available to download from the ASUS website.


Users keen to take advantage of the power of the next generation of LGA1151 Intel Core processors should visit product support page via and download the relevant UEFI BIOS version today. The following ASUS 100-series motherboards can be updated for compatibility with the latest Intel CPUs:


A future BIOS update will further improve performance and functionality.

Overwatch leaks: Sombra design, Halloween brawl teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 9, 2016 4:30 am

Overwatch is one of the most addictive first-person shooters ever, and now Blizzard are set to inject a little more of that addiction into the game through a new character, and a purported new Halloween brawl. A post on the Overwatch subreddit said that the leak originated from a "Russian OW group".




Sombra is the new character ready for Overwatch, and it looks like she isn't just part of Blizzard's alternate reality game that's still going on. Images have been plastered all over the internet in popular places like Reddit, Imgur, Gyazo and more, showing Sombra as "one of the world's best and most notorious hackers". The image seems to be from an internal Blizzard site, so we don't know when and where the photo was taken.


The partial description of Sombra teased that she worked with the Mexican Los Muertos gang, as saw saw in Solider: 76's animated short, but her collaboration with the gang was short-lived "until she attracted too much unwanted attention and had to go underground".




Sombra seems to rock a submachine gun, with some very cool-looking, and sharp gloves.

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Google is spending big money on Pixel marketing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Oct 9, 2016 3:13 am

Google really did make quite the impression when it announced its new Pixel smartphones, a first for the company in premium all-Google smartphones with some nice surprises like the near-perfect voice assistant in Google Assistant - oh, and Google claiming Pixel has the best smartphone camera ever.




Well, you're not going to push all of those points along with the fact that Pixel and Pixel XL ship with Android 7.1, with Google putting a massive load of optimizations and tweaks to the Android operating system. Because Google isn't a known manufacturer of hardware products, the company wants to make a splash. Rachel Pasqua from a New York-based advertising firm said: "This is the first time they are in the position of selling themselves to people, as opposed to selling themselves to brands".


Mario Queiroz, Vice President of Product Management for Google said that the company was about to start its major advertising power on Pixel, we didn't get an exact dollar amount. We were teased that Google would be buying ads during Thanksgiving football games, which we all know are very lucrative - thus, very expensive.

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Shadow of Mordor complete bundle hits magic $5 price

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Oct 9, 2016 2:56 am

Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor with all 18 DLC packs is hitting an all new low today of $4.99 at Bundle Stars. The deal is a hearkening back to their PC Gaming Summer sales, where their Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor Bundle (same product at the GOTY Edition) fell to only $5.99 for limited time. Today she's even cheaper.




The deal coincides with a few other PC gaming bundles going on at Bundle Stars. In addition to dirt cheap Mordor GOTY, they have a Rocket League bundle which represents a rare 33% discount on the game or the game + all DLC. In the Rocket League bundle, you have the option to either buy the game for $13.39 or buy the game + 8 DLC packs (all major the DLC) for $27.99 - either way, you're getting 33% cheaper than buying on Steam. Funny enough, Rocket League is one of the top selling games this week on Steam without a discount, so if that many people are willing to buy a year old Indie title for full price, it may be worth checking out.



The other two bundles worth mentioning are the Born 2 Race 3 Bundle and the Frenzy Bundle. Both bundles feature 10 Steam games at a 97% to 98% discount price. Not bad.

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