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Deadpool 2 confirmed with 'the entire creative team' coming back

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

20th Century Fox has just announced that Deadpool 2 is official, with studio co-chairman Stacey Snider also confirming that "the entire creative team" is back for the sequel.

 

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Screenwriters Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, alongside director Tim Miller and star Ryan Reynolds are all back. We all knew a sequel would come, after the insane reception of Deadpool and the money that it made, but official confirmation is just music to my ears.

 

There's no current release date for Deadpool 2, but 20th Century Fox does has two slots ready for mystery projects from Marvel set for October 6, 2017 and January 12, 2018 - hopefully it's sooner, rather than later.

AMD's new FirePro W9100 now features 32GB of GDDR5, priced at $4999

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

AMD has just made a nice bump to its FirePro W9100 offering, with a new 32GB model joining the 16GB model that already had a ton of VRAM.

 

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The AMD FirePro W9100 uses the same Hawaii GPU, featuring 2816 stream processors, 176 TMUs, and 64 ROPs. The FirePro W9100 with 16GB of VRAM features the same specs, with a 930MHz GPU clock, and its 32GB of GDDR5 VRAM clocked at 5GHz on a 512-bit memory bus.

 

It's baked onto the tried and true 28nm process, with 1/2 double precision, 6.2 billion transistors, and a 275W TDP. AMD offers FirePro W9100 owners a huge 3-year warranty, but so you should with its massive $4999 price tag.

Oculus 'don't condone' software hacks, promises changes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

Of course it wouldn't take long for Oculus to stomp down on the software hacks that allow Rift exclusives to work on the HTC Vive, with the company warning users that it's not happy with the move, and future updates will stop this from happening.

 

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Oculus spoke with GamesIndustry.biz, where they said: "This is a hack, and we don't condone it. Users should expect that hacked games won't work indefinitely, as regular software updates to games, apps, and our platform are likely to break hacked software".

 

Previously, Reddit user 'CrossVR' posted up some software that allowed Lucky's Tale (an Oculus Rift exclusive) as well as the Rift exclusive Oculus Dreamdeck, to both work on the HTC Vive. CrossVR explained: "It may work with plenty of other games, but that hasn't been tested by myself. It's still early days for this project, since it's only been in development for a few weeks. In the future more games will be supported, but I'm glad to see such swift progress already".

James Cameron changes 'Avatar' saga plans, 4 more on the way

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 1 week, 6 days ago

While it's been over seven years since the original 'Avatar' hit cinema screens, Director James Cameron has been adamant that the series would be expanded with three feature films which have been pushed back multiple times. Now he's offered another update on the project - which has now morphed into an additional four feature films!

 

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Speaking at 2016 CinemaCon, Cameron said "We have decided to embark on a truly massive cinematic process. We began to bump up against the limitations for our art form. I've been working the last couple of years with a team of four top screenwriters o design the world of 'Avatar' going forward: The characters, the creatures, the environment, the new cultures. So far, the art I'm seeing, is in pure imagination, really far beyond the first film. It's going to be a true epic saga."

 

Cameron and 20th Century Fox now plan to have 'Avatar 2' launch for Christmas 2018, with the other three sequels to come in 2020, 2022 and 2023.

Mirror's Edge Catalyst closed beta kicks off on April 22

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 15, 2016 5:54 am

The closed beta phase for Mirror's Edge Catalyst will start on April 22, running for five days, and ending on April 26.

 

 

The news comes directly from Electronic Arts and DICE, who both released a new developer diary for Mirror's Edge Catalyst, which focuses on the Social Play side of the game. In Mirror's Edge Catalyst, gamers will be capable of creating their own Time Trials, with the challenging Dashes designed by DICE.

 

You can place Beat Location Emitters around the city of Glass so that your friends can try out their free running skills and beat your times.

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NVIDIA's new hot fix driver supports the new open beta of DOOM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 15, 2016 4:13 am

NVIDIA has just released a new hot fix GeForce driver that adds official support for the new open beta of DOOM.

 

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Unfortunately, there's no support for NVIDIA's SLI technology - and no support for multi-GPU setups, period. This is what makes me so mad, guys. The id Tech engine doesn't seem to like multi-GPU setups, because - well, reasons.

 

The new hot fix driver can be downloaded from here, with the changelog found below:

 

This is GeForce Hot Fix driver version 364.96 that addresses the following:

 

  • Support for DOOM Open Beta

 

Known issues:

 

  • GFE may show the following error if launched without a network connection: "GeForce Experience encountered an error and must close"

AMD's next-gen Polaris 10 and Polaris 11 will be unveiled at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 15, 2016 2:27 am

With NVIDIA poised to unveil its next-gen Pascal-based GeForce cards next month, AMD can't miss out on all of the fun - with the company set to unveil its own next-gen Polaris-based video cards late next month, and early June - during Computex in Taiwan.

 

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AMD will also reportedly be showing off their new Bristol Ridge-based APUs, which are set to hit notebooks with the latest Radeon M400 series video cards. Now, onto the Polaris news. It's pretty much fact that AMD's next-gen Polaris 10 (codenamed Ellesmere) will be unveiled, with a super-small TDP of around 100W, and will have no issues playing games at 2560x1440 at 60FPS.

 

The new Polaris 11 GPU is codenamed Baffin will consume even less power, with a TDP of under 50W. We heard yesterday that the Polaris 10 samples are hitting speeds of 800MHz, and right up to 1050MHz, with 2560 stream processors (but only 2304 SPs enabled on that particular sample).

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Google donates $20 million to help disabled people

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 15, 2016 12:34 am

Google's philanthropic offshoot Google.org has donated $20 million across 30 non-profit organizations to further develop technology that will help the disabled. Its generosity follows the results of its Google Impact Challenge: Disabilities, which launched last year with the aim of seeking great technological ideas from different organizations, all seeking to improve the lives of the disabled.

 

 

The grant winners -- The Center for Discovery and Perkins School for the Blind among them -- will develop technology that can convert regular wheelchairs into power wheelchairs for increased independence and freedom, assist the blind in finding their way around better with an app, more readily treat children with clubfoot (rotated feet), and help those with difficulty communicating verbally or with text do so better with a specialized keyboard, among other things.

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Japanese 'Godzilla' reboot reveals first trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 15, 2016 12:16 am

While the U.S. version of the franchise might have been righted by the 2014 reboot starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Bryan Cranston, compared to the 1998 Roland Emmerich smash-em-up, that hasn't stopped the original creators Toho Studios from moving forward with new Eastern version of the long-running franchise. Toho have today released new footage for their first Godzilla film in 11 years - 'Shin Godzilla'.

 

 

Directed by Hideaki Anno and Shinji Higuchi, 'Shin Godzilla' stars Hiroki Hasegawa, Satomi Ishihara, and Yutaka Takenouchi, and will be released on July 29th in Japan. There's no word yet on an international release, but the film will no doubt be released before the sequel to the U.S. version in 2018, which will start production after Director Gareth Evans delivers 'Star Wars' spin-off 'Rogue One' this December.

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Facebook's new 360-degree camera shoots 8K video, costs $30,000

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Apr 14, 2016 11:40 pm

Facebook has announced its insane new Surround 360 camera, which is a 17-lens 3D VR rig that shoots 360-degree video.

 

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The 17 lenses are all 4-megapixel lenses that can shoot up to the huge 8K resolution, of 7680x4320, with each individual layer acting as a built-in heat sink to keep things nice and cool. Surround 360 requires not much effort in terms of post-production, but the $30,000 price will keep most punters at bay.

 

Facebook has said that it'll post the hardware design and video stitching algorithms onto GitHub later in the summer.

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