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Survival Kickstarter game 'Eco' claims to change the genre

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 1:28 pm

With $41,000 raised at the time of writing this article, Eco is a Kickstarter campaign survival game and studio lead John Krajewski told us that his title "reinvents the survival genre" in a recent email.

 

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Supported by the U.S Department of Education, this game set out to establish a simulated ecosystem which operates 24 hours a day, seeing players collaborate in order to build civilization from scratch, create business, manufacture technology and harvest all means for survival.

 

A $20 donation will see you secure a discounted steam key to be delivered at launch, whereas $25 will earn you beta access and a special icon next to your name, labeling you as a beta backer.

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Up to 90% off indie games on Steam? Thanks, Devolver Digital

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 12:36 pm

Codenamed the "Devolver Digital Publisher Weekend," expect to see a plethora of indie games at up to 90 percent off when purchased through Steam. With Hotline Miami being one of the games featured in this bonanza, Devolver Digital CFO Fork Parker is excited for this sale, stating "The corporate jet isn't going to gold plate itself so I encourage all gamers to go out and spend any and all disposable income on Devolver Digital video games."

 

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In addition to Devolver published games themselves, also on offer will be titles from [Devolver's 'bestie'] Gambitious, which includes games such as Magnetic and Train Fever - a transportation simulator.

 

Available from August 13 - 17, Devolver invites you to "treat yourself, you deserve it."

Dell and Google team up with the Dell Chromebook 13

By: Chris Smith | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 11:25 am

Featuring a 13.3-inch IPS display, a 720p HD webcam, 12 hours of battery life and a 5th Generation Intel Core i5 processor, this $399 and above laptop will be hitting shelves on September 17 in the United States and Canada.

 

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With lower models set to include Intel Celeron or Core i3 processors, the Dell Chromebook 13 will come packaged with up to 8GB of RAM and are bundled with a bunch of Dell software and extras including Dell SonicWALL (a VPN app), Sell Secure Mobile Access, Dell Wyse vWorkplace desktop visualization and more. This could be seen as bloatware or as something extremely useful - that is up for you to decide.

 

All Chromebook 13 owners will also gain access to Dell's ProSupport plus, enabling them access to 24x7 IT support and repairs covering drops, liquid spills and more.

Fans getting out of control? NZXT launches the GRID+ V2 fan controller

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 10:32 am

Claiming to be "the future of digital fan control," NZXT's new GRID+ V2 controller utilizes a handy interface and easy installation combination to enable full control over your system's fans, as seen in a recently issued press release.

 

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With 30 watts of total output across six individually controlled channels, this product enables users to control the speeds of each fan individually or diagnose faults and issues through included "smart notifications."

 

Available now for $29.99, this device can be mounted on the interior of your chassis, removing any 5.25" bay issues as seen with competing products. Further included in the package is support for both 3 and 4-pin PWM fans alongside two fan extension cables.

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Destiny: Xur is selling Gjallarhorn for the weekend

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 10:07 am

Starting today Destiny's mysterious interstellar merchant is selling one of the best exotic-class items in the game--the highly covered Gjallarhorn.

 

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From now until Sunday morning Destiny players can pick up the infamously powerful Gjallarhorn for a pittance of 17 Strange Coins from Xur. This week the Agent can be found in the upper rightmost section of the Tower, in the barroom corner between the Shipwright and the Future War Cult vendor.

 

Up until now the Gjallarhorn rocket launcher has been an item that's had a supremely mystical quality about it. Every Guardian wants one--it's even argued that every Guardian needs one when facing the atrociously difficult Level 35 Prison of Elders boss Qodron. After weeks and weeks of lackluster rolls and common exotics that everyone already has or doesn't need, Bungie decides to just give Destiny players an early Christmas present and finally cave in to the demands.

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EK Water Blocks launches high-end EK Predator AIO cpu cooler

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 9:28 am

Moving away from a solely custom cooling lineup, EK has recently announced via a press release that it will be now fielding high-end AIO coolers. The first product off the production line is the EK Predator, an expandable AIO CPU cooler.

 

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This cooler comes pre-filled and pre-assembled across both 240mm and 360mm versions. Utilizing "EK-Vardar high static pressure fans in combination with PWM," this inclusion is said to ensure quiet operation which has been pinpointed as an issue with competing brands.

 

Further featuring Quick Disconnects (QDC), this will allow for tool-less expansion of your cooling, enabling an addition of GPU water blocks, for example.

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Quantum Break and other Xbox One exclusives not coming to PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 8:12 am

Some of the best games coming out in the next few months are going to be exclusive to the Xbox One, but with Microsoft behind the Xbox One, some gamers hope that these titles would transition over to the PC. Unfortunately, they won't be - at least for the foreseeable future.

 

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Xbox boss Phil Spencer has talked about it, where he said that these games might reach the PC, but we should expect them to be exclusive to the Xbox One. Spencer said: "In the case of things like Scalebound or Crackdown or Quantum Break, you know, just to be completely honest with you, we started those games before we really looked at expanding into Windows in the way that I wanted to bring as part of becoming head of Xbox".

 

He added: "Going to those teams mid-cycle and saying: 'Hey, by the way, I want to add a platform,' didn't really feel like necessarily the best way to end up with the best result for the game. They had a path that they were on. It's not to say those games could never come to Windows, but right now we're on the path to finish the great games that they've started, and I want that to be the case. These games are on a path, whereas with, like, Halo Wars 2 I had the opportunity from the beginning, when we're sitting down with the studio, to say, 'Here's the target. Here's what we wanna go do".

Star Citizen's dogfighting module is 26GB, available on August 19

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 6:53 am

Cloud Imperium Games is launching the dogfighting module to Star Citizen next week, with the space combat part of the ambitious game being released on August 19.

 

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The dogfighting module to Star Citizen weighs in at 26GB, and in order to access the dogfighting module you'll need to follow a few steps:

 

Xbox boss says Nintendo has 'the best first-party' games on the planet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 6:00 am

Xbox boss Phil Spencer has nothing but praise for Nintendo it seems, where he recently talked with Eurogamer at Gamescom 2015 saying that Nintendo has "the best first-party on the planet".

 

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Spencer was asked if console-exclusive games can still be system sellers, where he said that the Wii U has the best exclusive games. But, the Wii U sales haven't been too strong, even with those kick ass first-party games, where Spencer deflected criticism over Wii U sales. He reiterated that publishers still can't beat "the strength of IP that Nintendo has". He added: "On the Wii U, I think people downplay how many units they've sold".

 

He continued: "I've got a Wii U, I think there's some great games on there. I think Splatoon's a really nice game and I don't think there's a first-party out there that has the strength of IP that Nintendo has. They're always a beacon to me when I look at what it means to build a first-party portfolio of products, they've done a great job".

NVIDIA releases new GeForce 355.60 WHQL drivers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Aug 14, 2015 5:26 am

NVIDIA has just released its new GeForce 355.60 WHQL drivers, which are the usual Game Ready drivers we've come to know and love from the company.

 

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The new GeForce 355.60 WHQL drivers include support for the preview of Ashes of the Singularity, but it also supports the new Beta version of the GameWorks VR SDK. With the GameWorks VR side of things, it includes support for VR SLI, Context Priority, Direct Mode, and Front Buffer Rendering.

 

You can grab the new NVIDIA GeForce 355.60 WHQL drivers here.

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