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Watch leaked Watch Dogs 2 footage right here

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 8, 2016 11:03 am

Earlier this morning Twitch accidentally published a thirty second trailer for Watch Dogs 2, revealing key details about the upcoming game.




Ubisoft has scrubbed almost all of the leaked Watch Dogs 2 footage off the face of the internet, but we managed to find a quick clip. All in all the footage was pretty good, and it definitely is a huge step up from the Aiden Pearce's sulky revenge tactics. I joked that Watch Dogs 2 reminds me of a punky, hip-hop hipster version of Mr. Robot, and this time around players will have a nice Anonymous-style gang to help them out.


Other leaks have revealed key details about Watch Dogs 2 including the game's San Francisco Bay Area setting, the new African-American hipster-hacktivist Marcus, and a November 15, 2016 release date on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Watch Dogs 2 will likely have a season pass

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 8, 2016 10:20 am

Surprise! Watch Dogs 2 will likely come with its own season pass for DLC content.




Online retailer Amazon lists a $99 Watch Dogs 2 Gold Edition, which hints the upcoming sequel will sport its own season pass. Editions of AAA games in this price tier typically include the base game with a season pass and pre-order incentives while shaving off some $10 or so from buying the content a la carte. Based on the price I'm guessing that Watch Dogs 2 could have about 2-3 pieces of content, likely story-driven add-ons.


Although Ubisoft plans to officially unveil Watch Dogs 2 today at 12 PM EST, we already know a ton about the game thanks to a few leaks. Watch Dogs 2 takes place in San Francisco's Bay Area, it features a brand new African American hipster/punkish hacker protagonist named Marcus, and it's releasing on November 15 for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

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Stock photo company Getty Images looks to the future, creates VR group

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 8, 2016 4:32 am

Seattle's Getty Images has supplied more than 80 million photos and more than 50,000 hours of stock video footage to graphic designers, press outlets, corporations, and just about anyone needing high quality visual content for a wide range of use cases. They've been doing this successfully for 21 years. So when Getty Images decides they're going to create a new division focused on 360-degree images viewable in VR, I pay attention.




In June 2015, Getty Images partnered with Oculus to publish a wealth of 360-degree photos viewable on the Gear VR and (then forthcoming) Oculus Rift. Now they're taking things to the next level by creating the Getty Images Virtual Reality Group.


"The technology is still in its infancy, as are the business models addressing how to use it, but we can expect to see VR become a leading tool for visual storytelling," Getty CEO Dawn Airey said in a prepared statement.

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30 disc 'Star Trek' original crew Blu-ray boxset beams down

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 11:58 pm

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the original 'Star Trek' series, Paramount Pictures and CBS television are teaming up to provide fans with a massive 30 disc Blu-ray boxset which brings together the complete adventures of the original series crew for the first time.




According to our friends at TrekCore, the mammoth boxset is set to include all three seasons of the original series remastered in 1080p, the six feature films 'The Motion Picture', 'The Wrath of Khan', 'The Search for Spock', The Voyage Home, 'The Final Frontier' and 'The Undiscovered Country', as well as the original animated series which hits Blu-ray for the first time in HD. Fans will have plenty of extra content to watch, with the inclusion of 22 hours of bonus features such as documentaries, featurettes and audio commentaries, alongside some physical swag.


There's currently no word on how much the set will go for (it won't be cheap), but pre-orders are expected to go live soon ahead of the September release.

'Tethered' is an adorable PlayStation VR launch game for strategy fans

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 10:56 pm

Sony's PlayStation VR system is getting yet another launch title, this one from a stable of developers boasting a collective 100 years combined experience in the industry. It's a strategy title called Tethered, and it looks adorable.




Let me throw some words on the screen and see if they get your attention. Tethered is created by a bunch of people who founded companies like Evolution Studios and Rage. Along the way they gathered up Kenny Young, whose outstanding soundtrack and audio work can be found in LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway. For inspiration they looked to the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, spliced in some artwork from a concept artist known only as Espen who lives in the mountains of Norway, and wrapped it all up in a strategy-meets-puzzler bow.


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Twitter gets Material design refresh on Android

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 10:39 pm

Earlier this year Facebook Messenger saw its Google Material design roll out on Android, and now Twitter is following suit.




Available for everyone starting today, a new update brings you a fresh, cleaner look with practical functionality. Among the changes: a new tab bar that allows you to swipe between your timeline, messages, and so on, a navigation bar for menus that slides out at will, and a floating action button that makes tweeting as easy as pie.


Update the app now through the Play Store if it hasn't been downloaded already to try out the new look and features.

Blizzard will integrate Facebook livestreaming into games

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 9:25 pm

Blizzard is teaming up with Facebook to offer integrated livestreaming in its games. Once you connect your Facebook account, you'll be able to stream to your timeline, and friends can subscribe and receive notifications about when you're streaming.




"Blizzard games are best when played with friends, so it's important to us to provide our players with features and services that make it easy and fun to share their experiences with each other," said Gio Hunt, executive vice president of corporate operations at Blizzard Entertainment. "We're working closely with Facebook on this integration for Overwatch, as well as our other games, and we look forward to sharing further details on our plans as development progresses."

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E3 2016 press conference schedule

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 8:13 pm

E3 2016 is fast approaching--just next week!--and we've spotted the perfect timetable schedule to ensure you don't miss a single announcement regardless of where you are across the globe.




It's that time of year again--the time of leaks, bullshots, and insane new consoles, and we're here to make sure you get the full E3 2016 schedule. Admittedly I was going to compile a list of all the press conferences, but then I came across this amazing timetable from Twitter's @Cheesemeister3k that puts most of the handmade schedules to shame.


As you can see, the schedule is complete with major timezone conversions of all the major press conference events, from Bethesda to Sony and the PC Gaming Show. We expect to see Sony unveil its new PlayStation 4K console at the show, and Microsoft will show off its new Xbox hardware including the Xbox One Mini and the new Xbox streaming set-top box. Nintendo is expected to have a new 90 minute gameplay demo of the new Legend of Zelda game, with new details and an official name for the game.


We'll be sure to update you with live feeds of each press conference once their respective date nears, but for now, check out our recent pre-E3 2016 coverage. Big thanks to Cheesemeister3K for making such a helpful tool for the community!

EA teases new Star Wars game reveals at E3 2016

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 7:16 pm

EA hints that it'll tease a few games in its distant pipeline at E3 2016, likely the new third-person Star Wars games from Visceral Games and EA Motive.




Electronic Arts has made it clear that future games like Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1 and FIFA 17 will be showcased at its EA Play event, but the publisher also says we'll see games for 2017 and "a few surprises beyond that." Given how EA plans to "release a Star Wars game every year for the next four years," this could only mean one thing: EA will reveal a new Star Wars game at E3.


"Hosted by CEO, Andrew Wilson, in LA and Chief Competition Officer, Peter Moore, in London, the press conference will showcase some of EA's most anticipated games launching later this year and next, with a few surprises from games beyond that," reads the press release. Note the whole "beyond that" section.

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NVIDIA 368.39 drivers prepare you for Mirror's Edge: Catalyst

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 4:33 pm

AMD released new drivers for the just launched Mirror's Edge: Catalyst today, and NVIDIA is hot on their heels.




Apart from preparing you for DICE's parkour game, the GeForce 368.39 set contains optimizations for the GTX 1070 releasing on Friday and Edge of Nowhere performance improvements for you Oculus Rift owners.


Mirror's Edge has seen performance complaints from some early players across the web, so hopefully between the two sets of drivers, the game is now in good shape.

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