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Turtle Beach launches EAR FORCE Stealth 420X Xbox One gaming headset

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 11:36 am

Audio maker Turtle Beach has launched the EAR FORCE Stealth 420X headset for the Microsoft Xbox One game console. Turtle Beach announced the headset earlier this month, available for $149.95 MSRP.

 

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The EAR FORCE Stealth 420X headset is fully wireless, and is easily installable via USB connection, active mic monitoring, and 15 hours of rechargeable battery life.

 

"As the market leader, we continuously challenge ourselves to innovate and create new headsets with unique offerings for each segment of the gaming audience," said Juergen Stark, CEO of Turtle Beach. "Our third fully wireless Xbox One headset, the Stealth 420X, delivers the perfect mix of best-in-class features and functionality from its Elite 800X and Stealth 500X siblings for a more immersive and comfortable gaming experience at a great price."

Project CARS update for PC is out today, with a huge changelog

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 10:33 am

Project CARS has received yet another update, bringing the game to v2.50, delivering a bunch of improvements and fixes along the way. The developer has worked on the various game-stopping crashes, but there is a fair bit of fixing under the hood for Project CARS with this patch. The full changelog for v2.50:

 

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Game Crashes

  • We spent a lot of time working directly with a number of users who were struggling with game crashes, and resolved as many of these as we could. The various fixes in this patch should help a great deal in making the game more stable for those of you who were experiencing these instabilities.

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Top CS:GO player says eSports has a doping problem

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 9:20 am

Hearing of professional athletes taking performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) to get an edge on the competition isn't a shock anymore. However, you may be a bit more surprised to hear about PED use among eSports competitors.

 

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Kory Friesen (a.k.a SEMPHIS), a former Cloud9 team member and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive professional player, recently said the entire team used Adderall. Friesen made his comments after discussing in-game communication between Cloud9 teammates (via Mohan "Launders" Govindasamy):

 

"The ESL comms were kind of funny in my opinion. I don't even care. We were all on Adderall. I don't even give a f**k. It was pretty obvious if you listened to the comms. People can hate it or whatever."

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Nintendo releases touching memorial address for Satoru Iwata

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 8:27 am

The gaming world was turned upside down after it was announced Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, 55, died earlier this week. Nintendo senior managing director Genyo Takeda delivered the memorial address during Iwata's funeral, which was posted online by Polygon.

 

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In the eulogy, Takeda spoke of Iwata's personal and professional successes, and vowed to support Iwata's legacy.

 

"As we gather here today for a joint funeral with Nintendo Co., Ltd. and Mr. Iwata's family, I would like to share my heartfelt condolences. President Iwata, allow me to call you Iwata-san, just as I always used to.

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Microsoft opens up streaming Xbox One games to Windows 10-powered PCs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 8:20 am

Now that Microsoft is just over a week away from the launch of Windows 10, the company has just enabled game streaming from Xbox One owners to Windows 10-powered PCs and tablets. Not only that, but the company is also delivering improved features to the Xbox app on Windows 10 in the coming days.

 

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Anyone who owns an Xbox One and a Windows 10-powered PC or tablet can play all of their games from their console on their PC, all by going to your Xbox One and then 'Settings', then 'Preferences' and then 'Allow game streaming to other devices'. Once you've done this, it will install the latest version of the Xbox app on your PC or tablet.

 

Once you open the Xbox app on your Windows 10 device, go to Connect and then '+Add a device', and you'll then have to select your Xbox One console. Once you have a Xbox 360 or Xbox One controller hooked up to your PC, you'll be close to being connected to your Xbox One. From here, you'll need to go to 'Home' and then 'Recently Played' to select a Xbox One game, and then select 'Play from Console' to start your streaming session. Voila; you're not playing Xbox One games on your PC!

The Witcher 3 patch v1.07 arrives, weighing in at a huge 7GB

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 6:49 am

CD Projekt Red is pushing out an update for The Witcher 3, bringing the RPG up to v1.07. The new patch will fix a bunch of issues that have been plaguing the game for a while now, but it will also provide gamers with an alternative movement scheme for the protagonist, Geralt.

 

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The new patch has already floated out to the Xbox One and PS4 version of the game, with the other versions of The Witcher 3 to be updated any hour now. The new v1.07 patch for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a hefty 7GB, something that adds new stash locations for storing your loot, improvements to the in-game inventory system, and re-organization of books, as well as many other improvements.

Fallout 4 voice acting took 2 years, 13,000 lines of dialogue

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 4:56 am

Fallout 4 has kept voice actors Brian Delaney and Courtenay Taylor quite busy, with more than 13,000 lines of dialogue recorded over the past two years. There is a large amount of hype and gamer excitement regarding Fallout 4, and it's great to see Bethesda apparently taking things seriously.

 

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It's an interesting addition to Fallout 4, as it's going to be fully voiced, with gamers able to choose a male or female character. It has been a logistical process for Bethesda, but will offer unique playability for gamers. Here is what game director Todd Howard recently told the Telegraph:

 

"We were lucky to find two great voice actors. And it's interesting because she may read things or act things differently than he does. So scenes play out differently depending on whether you are playing the game as male or female."

Google autonomous car rear-ended, passengers left injured

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Jul 18, 2015 4:33 am

Google recently said a self-driving vehicle was involved in its first injury accident, after passengers in the customized Lexus SUV complained of whiplash after the car was rear-ended. It looks like distracted driving was the culprit, with a driver too focused on a smartphone instead of the road. The following video shows how the incident occurred:

 

 

Here is what happened, according to Google: "One of our Lexus vehicles was driving autonomously towards an intersection in Mountain View, CA. The light was green, but traffic was backed up on the far side, so three cars, including ours, braked and came to a stop so as not to get stuck in the middle of the intersection. After we'd stopped, a car slammed into the back of us at 17 mph - and it hadn't braked at all."

 

Even though many human drivers don't like the idea of autonomous vehicles, Google and other companies promote autonomous driving as a safer alternative. All of the accidents the Google self-driving vehicles have been involved in, other human drivers were responsible for the collision.

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4 Reasons to Replace Your Lightning Cable With This One

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 8:02 pm

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Sure, you can keep using your current Apple charger-you know, the frayed one currently held together by duct tape-or you can make the switch to one that'll last you longer than a couple months. Get this MFi-certified charging cable for $19.99 at TweakTown Deals.

 

Here's why you'll love it:

 

1. It's super long. Measuring in at 10 feet, this cable makes it easy to charge and sync your devices while using them without being stuck two feet away from a wall outlet.

 

2. It's MFi-certified. Charge your Apple devices quickly and safely-this cable is MFi-certified, with an Apple-verified serial number and authorization chip to prove it.

 

3. It's durable. Apple chargers have a reputation for falling apart pretty quickly, but, covered in nylon braiding, this one is made to hold up.

 

4.It's tangle-resistant. 'Nuff said.

 

Don't miss your chance to snag this MFi-certified charging cable for $19.99 at TweakTown Deals. Add it to your cart now!

 

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Aziz Ansari explains interest in partnering with Netflix

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Opinion & Editorial | Posted: Jul 17, 2015 8:50 am

Earlier in the year, comedian Aziz Ansari signed a 10-episode contract with Netflix for half-hour blocks of stand-up comedy. Ansari's "Aziz AnsarI: Live at Madison Square Garden" and "Buried Alive" were also added to the popular streaming service.

 

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It has been a challenging time for traditional media broadcasters, with so much growing interest in Netflix and other services. Streaming video is reaching even more users, putting pressure on traditional TV bundles - and Netflix has been doing rather impressive things.

 

Here is what Ansari said while speaking of the perks of a deal with Netflix (via Deadline):

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