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Dark Souls developer's next game will be on PlayStation VR

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 1, 2016 10:28 pm

From Software's next game will apparently release on Sony's PlayStation VR headset.

 

 

We've known for a while that From Software, the diabolical devs that brought us the hellish Dark Souls trilogy, is breaking away from the Souls franchise. Hidetaka Miyazaki even went so far as to say that "it wouldn't be right to continue the Souls series." Although we don't know what From Software's new project actually is, we do know it'll have a port on Sony's PlayStation VR.

 

The news was gleaned via a recent video on the studio's YouTube channel that chronicles a timeline of From Software releases. The video ends by hinting From Software's newest game could drop in 2017, and it'll release on the full spectrum of platforms: Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC, and the PlayStation VR.

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AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 M480 rocks a Polaris 11 GPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 1, 2016 8:34 pm

I'm definitely not getting tired writing all of this video card news, as it's incredibly exciting times for technology enthusiasts - another one of the reports surfacing in the last 24 hours is that AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 M480 mobile video card will be powered by the Polaris 11 GPU.

 

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VideoCardz is reporting that the new Radeon R9 M480 GPU has a Device ID of 67E0, which is Baffin - or Polaris 11. The Radeon R9 M480 will sport 4GB of GDDR5 clocked at 1250MHz, while the GPU will be clocked at 1GHz - but this will change depending on the supplier.

 

Both the R9 M480 and the R9 M490 will rock Polaris 11 GPUs, but we don't know how many stream processors will be included. The current Bonaire PRO-based Radeon R9 M380 has 768 stream processors, so we should see around the same, if not closer to the 1000 SP mark for the next-gen Radeon R9 M480 when it arrives later this year.

Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare ARG reveals faction details

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 1, 2016 6:41 pm

A new alternate reality game for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare has sent players on a scavenger hunt looking for clues, and the community has unearthed new clues about the upcoming game.

 

 

Activision has just launched a clever ARG for the new CoD: Infinite Warfare that allows players to send messages to Lt. Reyes, one of the main protagonists in the game. Reyes is asking players to compile a code (GCNE3MD4GATF) using hidden digits and letters strewn throughout the Nuk3town map, kicking off a huge community scramble. Things get really interesting when you ask Reyes specific queries in the Facebook messenger app.

 

When Reyes is asked about "Modern Warfare Remastered" (you have to type it in full), he basically confirms it by saying "stay frosty, soldier, stay frosty". Reyes also reveals the protagonist force, SCAR, the mercenary private military group SATO, the UNSA which is basically Infinite Warfare's version of the UNSC from Halo, and the dreaded Settlement Defense Front aka SetDEF or "The Front". Check below for more info on each.

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PNY launches its new GeForce GTX 950/GTX 960 XLR8 OC series

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 1, 2016 6:34 pm

PNY has just taken off the seal on its new GeForce GTX 960 XLR8 OC Gaming and GeForce GTX 950 XLR8 OC Gaming video cards, launching alongside the newly-developed website.

 

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The two new video cards feature dual-fan cooler, so when a game is cranking along, the dual-fan system will keep the GTX 950 or GTX 960 nice and cool. The two new video cards are made using a high-quality 8-layer PCB, so you should have a long-lasting product that will be good for years of gaming.

 

As for the detailed specs on the GTX 960 2GB/4GB XLR8 OC Gaming, here's what to expect:

 

  • Base Clock : 1203 MHz (vs 1127)
  • Boost Clock : 1266 MHz (vs 1178)
  • Memory Clock (Gbps) : 7,2 GBps (vs 7 GBPs)
  • Memory Amount : 2 GB / 4 GB GDDR5
  • Outputs : 2x Dual-link DVI, HDMI 2.0, DisplayPort 1.2
  • Power withdraw : 120 Watts

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AMD's next-gen Polaris GPUs get busted on GFXBench

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 1, 2016 4:27 pm

While NVIDIA's mid-range GeForce GTX 1060 might arrive in a 6GB variant known as the GTX 1060 or GTX 1060 Ti, AMD's mid-range offerings will arrive as the Polaris 11 and Polaris 10.

 

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Well, the Polaris 11 SKY 67EB has arrived on GFXBench, with it being faster than the Polaris 11 67FF that's on the same chart. We don't know much from this, but we do know that the Polaris 11 and Polaris 10 are being tested right now, using an OpenGL benchmark courtesy of GFXBench.

 

AMD will be unveiling its next-gen Polaris-based video cards later this month.

NVIDIA's purported GeForce GTX 1060 will rock 6GB of RAM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: May 1, 2016 2:32 pm

The upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 will be monster video cards based on the 16nm FinFET process and the new Pascal architecture while the GTX 1080 might rock GDDR5X, the GTX 1070 will reportedly include GDDR5. But what about the mid-range?

 

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Well, according to the latest reports, the GTX 1060 will arrive as the possible GTX 1060 Ti - rocking a huge 6GB of GDDR5. The GTX 960 for comparisons sake, rolled out with 2GB and 4GB versions at the beginning of 2015. The upcoming GTX 1060 (or Ti) will be using the GP104-150-A1 GPU while the GTX 1080 uses the GP104-400-A1 and the GTX 1070 with its GP104-200-A1 GPU.

 

The huge 6GB framebuffer will be great to see, as NVIDIA better positions itself in the mid-range market - which is what AMD is looking to stomp down on with its huge Polaris push starting later this month.

Windows 95 has been installed onto an Apple Watch... because why not

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: May 1, 2016 12:28 pm

The Apple Watch hype train is nearly dead, so there's some news that might interest Watch owners - someone has installed Windows 95 onto their Apple Watch. Yeah, that's right.

 

 

Nick Lee installed Windows 95 onto his Watch, by using a modified WatchKit app that loaded his own custom code instead of Apple's foundations. The interface is super small, and while there's no mouse input, the touchscreen on the Watch can be used to navigate Windows 95 - tapping the Start menu, and opening up apps, etc.

 

It took an entire hour to install Windows 95, and the interface response time is pretty damn slow. Lee even used a motor to keep touching the crown so that the Watch screen won't turn off after a few seconds. So while there's not much you can do with Windows 95 on an Apple Watch, it's still a cool achievement to see - I guess?

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Battlefield 5: Eastern Front rumors are reportedly fake

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 1, 2016 10:24 am

There are huge rumors right now when it comes to Battlefield 5, which will reportedly be unveiled as Battlefield 5: Eastern Front. Well, those are just rumors, and were completely fake - no Eastern Front, guys and girls.

 

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There are plenty of rumors swirling around for Battlefield 5, with its official unveiling on May 6. Check out the purportedly fake leaks for Battlefield 5: Eastern Front below. Remember that NVIDIA is poised to unveil its next-gen Pascal-based GeForce video cards this week, so it's a damn good time to be a gamer right now, isn't it?

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Samsung 'Bedtime VR Stories' is a truly new way of telling stories

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: May 1, 2016 8:31 am

Samsung is walking down an interesting path when it comes to VR, with its new Gear VR-powered 'Bedtime VR Stories' for parents. Bedtime VR Stories allows parents to be right there in the VR world with their kids at bedtime, telling them an amazing VR bedtime story.

 

 

Not all parents can be with their kids at bedtime, and for traveling parents - this type of system works incredibly well. I have two young daughters (5 and 2) and travel once a month on average for work, so this type of system for someone like me, is transformative. I can be on the other side of the world physically, but in the same room with them during story time.

 

Samsung's new Bedtime VR Stories uses a combination of VR and VOIP, with each story taking between 6-7 minutes, and requires a Gear VR and Samsung Galaxy smartphone for the parent, and a special cardboard viewer for the child.

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First Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare trailer now live

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 1, 2016 7:03 am

After countless Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare leaks and teases, Activision finally publishes a teaser trailer for the new futuristic Call of Duty shooter.

 

 

The new Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare teaser trailer is entitled "Know Your Enemy", and gives players their fist look at the game's possible antagonist force called the Settlement Defense Front. Activision also posted a livestream of the trailer on Twitch, and had a SDF bot within the chat posting up some curious phrases. The Call of Duty Instagram feed has also been updated with teasers.

 

In-store pre-order advertisements for Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare were leaked earlier this week, revealing the game's $80 Legacy Edition, which comes with a free copy of Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered. The remastered port features a full campaign and ten multiplayer maps, but Activision has yet to officially announce which maps are included.

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