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Ubisoft: 'We believe a lot' in VR, as new games are in development

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 13, 2015 5:45 pm

Video game studios are looking for new ways to adopt virtual reality, and Ubisoft said testing is under way so the company is fully prepared for the expected VR revolution.

 

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The company hopes VR will help bring additional players to video games, and doesn't want to be caught out by other studios.

 

"We believe a lot in virtual reality because we see that it is really giving a chance for gamers to be more immersed in worlds, and we are developing a certain number of games that are going to take advantage of this new possibility," said Yves Guillemot, CEO of Ubisoft, during a recent analyst call. "We are working on the different brands we have to see how we can take advantage of those new possibilities, but making sure also we don't suffer from what comes with it, which is the difficulty to play a long time with those games."

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The hunt for ISIS, other terrorists using Dark Web effectively

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: May 13, 2015 5:23 pm

An international coalition and ground troops are giving ISIS fits in Iraq and Syria, but the terror group is still finding success online. Using a blend of social media and the Dark Web, the group is able to spread propaganda, recruit new members, and communicate with one another - but the Pentagon is working harder to interrupt ISIS's digital efforts.

 

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For example, DARPA hopes its MEMEX technology, which has the ability to serve as a unique search engine, is able to track down Dark Web sites.

 

"Everything above the water is what we would call the surface web that can be indexed through Google or you can find through a search engine," said Lillian Ablon, researcher at Rand, in a statement published by CNN. "But below the water that huge iceberg up to 80% times bigger than what's above the water, that's the deep web, that's the part of the web that's not indexed. There is so much of the web that we can't just Google for; it's dark to us, it's dark to Google."

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Apple's next-gen iPhone 6S could be 'biggest incremental' upgrade ever

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 13, 2015 7:32 am

A couple of days ago we wrote about the upcoming next-gen iPhone and referred to it as the iPhone 7, but it looks like Apple will be instead releasing another incremental upgrade: iPhone 6S.

 

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According to KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, who is usually pretty spot-on with Apple rumors, the upcoming iPhone 6S will be the 'biggest incremental 'S' upgrade' Apple has ever done. The new iPhone 6S should feature twice the amount of RAM with 2GB of LPDDR4 versus the 1GB of LPDDR3 found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets.

 

Not only that, but we should see Apple use the A9 processor, an improved camera, new color option, sapphire display, strengthened shell, improved Touch ID and Force Touch just to name a few. I would dare say we'll also see iOS 9 unveiled with the new iPhone 6S, too. Kuo adds that we should expect a limited-edition iPhone 6S Plus that would feature a sapphire-based display, something Apple will be testing the waters with in smaller quantities.

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NVIDIA enables 1080p 60FPS streaming for its GRID cloud gaming service

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cloud Computing | Posted: May 13, 2015 6:00 am

NVIDIA has just upgraded its GRID cloud gaming service, which is now capable of streaming gamers 1080p at 60FPS. NVIDIA took to its official blog to announce the "public release of a new SHIELD Hub beta".

 

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This has allowed NVIDIA's GRID to become "the first game-streaming service that can instantly stream games at 1080p60". The beta is available now, but the official release will be arriving "near the end of May" according to NVIDIA. As for the games, there are over 35 games in the GRID library that support 1080p60. These games include Batman: Arkham Origins, Devil May Cry 4, and Dirt 3 Complete Edition.

 

NVIDIA has also announced that it has just turned on two new data centers, with one of them covering the southwestern United States. The other, will be covering gamers in Central Europe, and will go online later this month. This brings NVIDIA up to six data centers across the world, pumping out games over GRID to Shield devices in 20 countries.

Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition trailer released in 1080p 60FPS

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 13, 2015 4:27 am

Devil May Cry 4 fans should be excited about the imminent release of Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition, which is due out for release on June 23 in the United States and Europe.

 

 

Capcom has released a new launch trailer that shows off Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition running at 1080p 60FPS, which you can check out above. Be sure to use Chrome browser in order to get the full experience. The original Devil May Cry 4 was released in February 2008 on the PS3 and Xbox 360, and later in the year on the PC.

 

The new Special Edition version of Devil May Cry 4 is the same game, but it also adds three additional playable characters: Vergil, Trish and Lady. It also includes new difficulty modes, costumes, and more. Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition will cost $24.99 in the US, £19.99 in the U.K. and €24.99 in Europe and will arrive on the PS4, Xbox One and PC on June 23.

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Leaked Intel roadmap reveals 10nm Cannonlake and Skylake-E for Q3 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: May 13, 2015 3:33 am

We aren't even half way through the year but we're hearing about what Intel will be releasing in the second half of 2016, according to a new leaked roadmap from the chipmaker.

 

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Intel is expected to launch the Skylake architecture during Computex 2015 next month, something that will include the flagship Core i7-6700K processor. But what about 2016? Well, we are looking at Intel moving into their first 10nm processors with the new Cannonlake architecture, which should be an extremely low-power CPU, something that is going to really take flight in Ultrabooks. The mobile parts will come out in 10nm first, with desktop CPUs made on the 10nm arriving sometime in 2017.

 

Moving onto the HEDT side of things, Intel will release its next-gen High-End Desktop processor in Q3 2016 in the form of Skylake-E. Before that, we should expect Broadwell-E in Q1 2016, which will work on the current LGA 2011-3 socket. The new Skylake-E architecture will launch sometime in the second half of 2016.

'Minority Report' TV show reveals first trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 13, 2015 2:43 am

The Fox Network have announced their lineup for the 2016 season, including the return of 'The X-Files' and amongst new shows such as Seth McFarlane's 'Bordertown' and returning series such as 'American Idol' and 'The Simpsons' is an intriguing sequel to the 2002 sci-fi classic 'Minority Report' from Steven Spielberg.

 

 

According to ComingSoon, 'Minority Report' is set in 20165 - 10 years after the events of the feature film, with the pre-crime division having been dismantled and new crime-solving technologies developed to fill the breach. But one pre-cog - Dash (Stark Sands) quietly returns to assist police detective, Lara Vega (Meagan Good) to prevent crimes before they happen.

 

'Minority Report' premieres in 2016, with a date yet to be finalised.

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ARK: Survival Evolved announced, uses Unreal Engine 4 and DirectX 12

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 13, 2015 2:08 am

A game that has come out of nowhere but should be on your radar is Studio Wildcard's upcoming ARK: Survival Evolved, which is a multiplayer first-person survival game coming to Steam Early Access next month, and then onward to the PS4 and Xbox One in 2016.

 

 

ARK: Survival Evolved will be running a heavily modified version of Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4, with fully dynamic lighting and global illumination, dynamic weather systems that include rain, fog, snow and more, as well as true-to-life volumetric cloud simulation. Better yet, it will also be compatible with DirectX 12 when Microsoft launches Windows 10 later this year.

 

Not only will ARK: Survival Evolved be powered by the delicious Unreal Engine 4, and compatible with DX12, but it will also support VR headsets like the Oculus Rift, and Sony's Project Morpheus. There are also Mac and Linux versions being worked on, which will be announced at a later date.

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Nintendo has sold 9.5 million Wii U consoles so far

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: May 13, 2015 12:34 am

During Nintendo's earnings report, the Japanese gaming giant revealed the overall Wii U sales figures, as well as updating its best-selling games list for its current generation console.

 

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The company sold 3.38 million Wii U consoles during its last fiscal year, with the Wii U racking up a total of 9.54 million consoles as of March 31. If we compare this to its Japanese rival in Sony, which has shipped 22.3 million PlayStation 4 consoles. But when it comes to games, we finally find out which games Nintendo has been doing well on, with Mario Kart 8 being absolutely no surprise at all.

 

With 9.54 million Wii U consoles in the wild, Mario Kart 8 has sold 5.11 million units, meaning that over 50% of Wii U owners have purchased Mario Kart 8 which is quite big for Nintendo. New Super Mario Bros. U comes in second with 4.81 million units, while Nintendo Land comes in third with 4.68 million sales.

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