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Destiny 2 confirmed for PC release

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 30, 2017 5:41 pm

Bungie made good on their promise and dropped a reveal trailer for Destiny 2 and we finally get a confirmation of a PC release.

 

 

Destiny 2's launch trailer confirmed two things about the recent leaks: a September 8 release date, and the siege on the Guardians' home. But what about a PC release date? In pure cryptic Bungie fashion, the devs decided not to confirm platforms just yet...but the game's official pre-order page shows PC among PS4 and Xbox One platforms.

 

Of course, no official gameplay footage was shown off, and pre-orders have already opened up for four different versions of the game across all platforms. Destiny 2 will have a standard edition for $59.99, an expansion pass+base game edition for $89.99, a digital deluxe edition for $99, a limited edition for $99, and a collector's edition for a whopping $249.99 (which is the price of a base PS4 slim).

 

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4-player coop mode coming to Watch Dogs 2 in June

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 30, 2017 7:36 am

Ubisoft is continuing to tweak and work on Watch Dogs 2, with a new update arriving this month that will add a PvP 2v2 team mode called Showdown, but there's also a new drone, motocross, eKart rates, and more coming into the multiplayer world of the game.

 

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The company has officially unveiled the new Watch Dogs 2 content roadmap for 2017, with April, May, and June seeing free content released - with Ubisoft teasing "support for a 4-player party to explore the city and play activities together". There is a new paid DLC pack called 'No Compromise' which drops on the PS4 in April, while PC and Xbox One gamers will have to wait until May. No Compromise features a new DedSec Operation called Moscow Gambit, 6 new single player race time trials, new clothing sets with police, fireman, and paramedic uniforms - each with their own "unique behaviors", and finally - 2 new non-lethal weapons with the air shotgun and sniper stun rifle.

 

Watch Dogs 2's free content for April on all platforms includes Showdown, a new PvP team-based online mode. There'll also be some fun for multiplayer with MotoCross, eKart and drone races now throwing your friends into the mix. There'll also be a new 'Armored Truck Feature' for both single player and cooperative modes, a new non-lethal paintball rifle, and 13 new clothing items.

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The first images from the new Tomb Raider movie are here

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 30, 2017 5:45 am

The original Tomb Raider movies starred Angelina Jolie, but the new reboot is being filmed in South Africa right now, starring Oscar winner Alicia Vikander.

 

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Crystal Dynamics' reboot of the Tomb Raider game took place in 2013, with its successor Rise of the Tomb Raider released last year - and now the new Tomb Raider movie, which will reportedly take more from the plot of the two new games. Norweigan director Roar Uthaug has promised that Tomb Raider is more of a human tale, mixed with lots of live action stunts.

 

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During a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Tomb Raider was explained as "seven years after the disappearance of her father, 21-year-old Lara has refused to take the reins of his global business empire, instead working as a bike courier in London while taking college classes. Eventually she becomes inspired to investigate her father's disappearance and travels to his last-known location: a tomb on an island somewhere off the coast of Japan".

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First 'IT' trailer brings Pennywise back to terrify

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Mar 30, 2017 5:22 am

The 1990 TV movie 'IT' based on Stephen King's novel of the same name terrified a generation and almost single-handedly killed the popularity of clowns. This Halloween, Pennywise is back to do it all again. Warmer Bros have distributed the first footage from the upcoming horror film, and despite looking like ever other modern horror film, it could still be a bit of fun.

 

 

Bill Skarsgård will step into the role of the evil Pennywise the dancing Clown for the big-screen remake, in a role previously made famous by 'Rocky Horror Picture Show's Tim Curry. The young supporting cast will include Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor and 'Stranger Things' Finn Wolfhard. 'Mama' director Andrés Muschietti has taken the helm.

 

'IT' is set to hit cinemas in the U.S. and Australia on September 8th.

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ASUS announces GTX 1080 11Gbps, GTX 1060 9Gbps models

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 30, 2017 4:42 am

ASUS has announced two new graphics cards that will be available under the upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti custom models, with the upgraded GTX 1080 and GTX 1060. The new GeForce GTX 1080 rocks 8GB of GDDR5X, clocked at 11Gbps compared to 10Gbps on the original GTX 1080 - while the GTX 1060 has its 6GB of GDDR5 clocked up to 9Gbps, compared to 8Gbps on the original GTX 1060.

 

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The new ASUS GTX 1080 8GB 11Gbps Strix OC will rock the triple-fan DirectCU III cooling setup from ASUS, with a 2-slot design, and 8+2-phase power with 8+6-pin PCIe power connectors.

 

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ASUS hasn't revealed the GPU clock speeds for its new Strix card just yet, but it will be launching mid-April.

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MSI and ASUS tease new GTX 1080s with 11Gbps GDDR5X RAM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 30, 2017 4:11 am

NVIDIA's revamped GeForce GTX 1080 is nearly here, with an injection of speed into the already fast 8GB of GDDR5X, throwing its speed up to 11Gbps from the now 'stock GTX 1080' and its 10Gbps.

 

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Both MSI and ASUS have teased their new GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards with the faster GDDR5X @ 11Gbps, with MSI showing off its upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Gaming X Plus. The refreshed GTX 1060 with its 6GB of GDDR5 clocked at 9Gbps, compared to the previous 8Gbps chips on the 'stock GTX 1060'.

 

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ASUS has come out swinging with their new GeForce GTX 1080 Strix OC Edition, rocking 8GB of GDDR5X @ 11Gbps and a triple-fan cooler.

AMD's new Radeon RX 580 and RX 570 spotted

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 30, 2017 3:23 am

AMD isn't just attacking the high-end graphics card market with its upcoming Radeon RX Vega graphics card, but it will be refreshing its Radeon RX 400 series of cards with the new Radeon RX 500 series.

 

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Now we have some photos of the purported Radeon RX 580 and RX 570, both without their coolers on. The Radeon RX 580 engineering sample features a new PCB design, with AMD surely making improvements over the not-so-great PCB on the Radeon RX 480, which created headlines with its power issues - that were quickly fixed with updates from AMD.

 

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The new Radeon RX 580 features a single 8-pin PCIe power connector, which should let the RX 580 clock higher than the RX 480, offering 10-15% more performance. We should see AMD ship the Radeon RX 580 with 8GB of GDDR5.

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Samsung DeX transforms your Galaxy S8 into a desktop PC

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 29, 2017 9:38 pm

Today Samsung announced a new hardware and software solution named DeX.

 

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DeX is the company's desktop transformation tool for turning a Galaxy S8 or S8+ into a desktop computer. This harnesses Samsung's latest Exynos processor or Qualcomm Snapdragon depending on the region you are located in.

 

What makes DeX so interesting is that it is a full desktop dock for your phone that allows you to treat your phone like it's a PC.

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Samsung unveils new Gear 360 camera

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 29, 2017 8:20 pm

Samsung has announced a new Samsung Gear 360 a 4K resolution-capable 360-degree camera.

 

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The camera is equipped with 8.4-megapixel image sensors and Bright Lens F2.2 on both dual fisheye lenses. When the Gear 360 is synced with a compatible smartphone or computer, the device enables users to share their experiences live to platforms such as Facebook, YouTube or Samsung VR.

 

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Nintendo focused on gameplay over visuals in Zelda BOTW

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 29, 2017 7:28 pm

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is absolutely one of the best games I've ever played, and easily in 2017's top games so far. I'm utterly enchanted with the wide open world of Hyrule, and Nintendo proves that they can indeed make an amazing system-seller, and the game even redefines the open-world genre as a whole. Interestingly enough, the devs put more emphasis on performance rather than visuals. And that says quite a bit since the game is still quite beautiful.

 

 

With Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Nintendo chose to put their strongest focus on delivering consistent responsiveness and performance in their vast and technical open world. Amazing graphics and visual flair came second to ensuring gamers had a stable environment to play in, and given the complexity of its physics system alone, this is no small feat. Despite putting visuals on the back burner, the game is absolutely beautiful at times. Could you imagine how incredible it'd look if art and graphics were a top priority?

 

"As the team responsible for the design and art, of course we wanted to deliver beautiful and realistic visuals, but what we fixated on most was designing the visuals so that they matched the features of the game and facilitated comfortable play for the user," Technical director Takuhiro Dohta said in a recent Nintendo video.

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