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Nintendo NX will reportedly be unveiled soon, 'sounds' expensive

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 1 day, 21 hours ago

It looks like Nintendo is not far away from revealing its NX console, with reports from major gaming sites to release their articles on NX "soon", according to Nintendo insider Emily Rogers.

 

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Rogers took to Twitter, saying: "Also, I don't know what the price of this thing will be. It sounds expensive, but I hope it's not". Rogers added: "You will see some more NX reports coming out from other sites soon. Major sites. Not Nintendo fan sites".

 

According to my industry sources, NVIDIA will be powering the Nintendo NX with a Pascal-based Tegra processor. NVIDIA hasn't announced or even teased a Pascal-based Tegra processor yet, but we should find out exactly what NVIDIA has in store for Nintendo's next-gen console very soon.

Sega making Mega Drive Mini console with 80 games, plays cartridges

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 23 hours ago

In a bid to counter Nintendo's NES Mini, Sega is planning to release its own official Mega Drive/Genesis Mini console that one ups its rival.

 

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Sega knows the NES Mini is quite restricted, so its decided to release its own fully-functioning miniaturized Megadrive/Gensis system that not only rocks 80 built-in games from Sega's best-of library (30 more than the NES Mini) but also plays original NTSC and PAL game cartridges. That's a pretty huge advantage--as we know the NES Mini doesn't play NES cartridges and isn't a fully-functioning console. Plus it's listed at $49.99 which is a full $10 cheaper than the NES Mini. But it does have its shortcomings and we'll come to those later.

 

A listing for the Megadrive Mini was spotted on a UK retailer Smyths for £49.99 and a release in October. Remember that the Megadrive is the UK/Europe version of the Genesis. The weird thing is the Genesis Mini is already being sold in the UK and in the US so perhaps the console listed at Smyths is a re-release?

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No Man's Sky on PC might release three days later than PS4 version

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days ago

According to the official No Man's Sky website, the eagerly anticipated procedurally-generated space sim will release three days late on PC. Is it a simple mix up, or has No Man's Sky been pushed back a little bit farther for PC players?

 

 

No Man's Sky's about page clearly tells us that the PC version will launch "worldwide on August 12," which is a full three days after the PS4 flavor which launches on August 9. Interestingly enough Steam's marketplace still lists the PC version for August 9, and anyone who's pre-ordered the No Man's Sky Collector's Edition received confirmation of a August 9 PC launch.

 

"No Man's Sky Explorer's Edition Update on the Explorer's Edition Coming Soon! (PC codes will be sent at least 24 hours before launch of Aug 9)," reads an email blast sent to collector's edition orders. Honestly it looks like Hello Games might've mixed up the release date on the about page, especially when we have two clear instances telling us the PC version indeed releases on August 9.

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Tesla Model S P85D goes head to head with McLaren 650S

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 2 days, 1 hour ago

When you hear the name Tesla you don't exactly think drag racing, but Autocar did, and so decided to pit the Tesla Model S P85D against supercar McLaren 650S. It's not exactly a fair fight: the latter is more than twice the price, and the Tesla has the advantage on the wet track, but nonetheless, it makes for a good watch.

 

 

As you can see, the Tesla puts up a good fight, proving it has more speed than it has any right to, or more than you might think it would, at least, thanks in part to its electric motor and extremely high 0-60 acceleration. The McLaren is no slouch either, boasting 641bhp, a lighter body, and launch control.

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SAPPHIRE announces its new NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 graphics card

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 2 days, 2 hours ago

SAPPHIRE has just officially unveiled its new NITRO+ Radeon RX 480, which is positioned perfectly for 1080p and 1440p gaming.

 

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The new NITRO+ Radeon RX 480 has the same 2304 stream processors as the AMD Radeon RX 480 reference card, with the Polaris 10 GPU overclocked to 1342MHz on boost. It has 8GB of GDDR5 clocked at 8GHz on a 256-bit memory bus, while the 4GB model has a boost clock of 1306MHz and has its 4GB of GDDR5 clocked at 1750MHz.

 

SAPPHIRE includes the usual VR support thanks to AMD, with two HDMI ports which makes it much easier to get your VR headset connected into the graphics card. Normally most graphics cards only have a single HDMI port, so if you have a monitor or TV connected, you need to disconnect it in order to get your VR headset connected.

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See Star Citizen's current biggest flyable ship in 4K

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 3 hours ago

The current largest flyable ship in Star Citizen is the Starfarer, a standard fuel transporter vessel, and is the feature of the video below by level lead Matthew Trevelyan Johns. Presented in glorious 4K, it represents yet another way to appreciate the superb technical achievement Star Citizen is, as well as the game's ship design.

 

 

If the Starfarer looks big to you, it's nothing compared to the Bengal Carrier, a monster of a ship that appears to be roughly 100 times bigger in this chart. Of course, due it's massive size, it'll likely be awhile before the Bengal is playable.

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NVIDIA's new Pascal-based Quadro P6000 rocks 24GB of GDDR5X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 2 days, 3 hours ago

NVIDIA has just unleashed its new Quadro P6000 and P5000 graphics cards, both based on the new Pascal architecture and on the 16nm FinFET process.

 

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Starting with the higher-end Quadro P6000, we have a P100 GPU with the full 3840 CUDA cores and a huge 24GB of GDDR5X RAM. It will have 4 x DisplayPort 1.4 connectors and DVI, with NVIDIA saying the Quadro P6000 can support four 5K 60Hz displays.

 

The Quadro P5000 has the GP104 GPU (the same one found in the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070) while it has 2560 CUDA cores. There's 16GB of DDR5X RAM, four DisplayPort and DVI outputs. Where Quadro cards differ from the GeForce side of things, is that the new Quadro graphics cards support 4K 120/240Hz and even 8K video at 30Hz.

 

NVIDIA will be launching the new Quadro P6000 and P5000 graphics cards in October, aimed at the business market and professional side of the business.

Twitter will livestream free NHL, MLB games

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Online Video | Posted: 2 days, 5 hours ago

Twitter recently signed a deal with the NFL to livestream Thursday Night Football, and now it's expanding with NHL and MLB games.

 

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The added games will be ad-supported and available to watch for out-of-market fans, who won't require a Twitter account to watch; one game for each league per week can be expected.

 

Twitter will also be parterning with mobile video company 120 Sports to produce The Rally, a nightly sports highlights show.

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 2 days, 5 hours ago

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Gears of War 4 has unlocked frame rate on PC

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 18 hours ago

With Gears of War 4, Microsoft's first-party studio The Coalition has made an effort to fix the Windows Store's awkward PC gaming support, enabling features like unlocked frame rates, tighter GPU implementation, ultra-wide support, 4K textures, and more.

 

 

"Our focus on PC is to deliver a highly optimized, customizable experience first and foremost," The Coalition's technical director Mike Rayner told Eurogamer. "Support for v-sync tearing has recently come to UWP and we will be able to offer proper unlocked frame-rate support that gamers expect on day one. With Unreal Engine 4 and our own custom modifications, we can take much better advantage of multiple CPU cores, alleviating the game from being CPU-bound and allowing more room for the GPU to shine with enhanced visual quality or higher framerates. Single-player will not be locked to 30fps on PC."

 

Rayner also says that Gears of War 4 on PC will have 4K resolution textures and sports 28 different tweakable settings that affect in-game graphics and performance, each with its own explicit explanation of how it affects the GPU/CPU and VRAM to optimized gameplay. So the game should play nicely with video cards across the entire spectrum like enthusiast-grade video cards like NVIDIA's new GeForce GTX 1080, AMD's mid-grade Radeon RX 480, or older Maxwell-based GTX 970s.

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