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New Call of Duty will be announced soon, reports indicate

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 26, 2016 12:55 pm

Activision may unveil this year's Call of Duty game on May 3, according to a leaked in-house advertisement scheme from an unspecified games retailer.




Call of Duty 2016 could be unveiled by next Tuesday on May 3, if a recently leaked retailer advertisement scheme can be believed. The document was spotted by renowned games journalist Jim Sterling, who posted the news on his Twitter feed, but we're still not sure which retailer it belongs to.


Rumors say that the new game will be Call of Duty: Ghosts 2, and will be set in the distant future as well as feature space combat. Official details on the next Call of Duty are scarce, but we do know that Infinity Ward will be developing the game. Infinity Ward will also outsource Call of Duty 2016 to the 3D artists responsible for RYSE: Son of Rome.

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'Labyrinth' 30th Anniversary 4K, Blu-ray editions announced

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 26, 2016 6:27 am

For older Gen Y's like myself, the relationship with the classic David Bowie musical 'Labyrinth' has gone from one of nightmare-inducing fear to pure enjoyment, and with the film hitting it's 30th anniversary this year Sony Pictures is set to release brand new 4K, Blu-ray and DVD editions to celebrate.




According to our friends at The Digital Bits, the 30th anniversary 4K Blu-ray edition will see the film completely remastered in 4K reolution, with an HDR pass and Dolby Atmos audio, alongside a copy of the 30th anniversary Blu-ray edition with new featurettes 'The Henson Legacy' and 'The Goblin King' as well as an Anniversary Q&A hosted by Adam Savage of 'MythBusters'. This is in addition to the previously released bonus features which include a Picture-in-Picture option, audio commentary, documentaries and featurettes.


If that's not all, 'Labyrinth' is also set for a limited theatrical re-release later in the year. Dance magic dance, indeed.

Facebook reportedly working on dedicated camera and live video apps

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Apr 26, 2016 5:36 am

Facebook is reportedly working on its own standalone camera app, alongside its own live video app platform. The company is hoping people will create, and share more content, reports The Wall Street Journal.




Their sources also say that the app will have two standout features: still photos, and the ability to broadcast live video, quickly. Thanks to video/picture sharing services like Snapchat, Facebook is wanting to jump into the same pool, and it makes complete sense.


Facebook already has plenty of apps and services for sharing photos and videos, acquiring the likes of Instagram. Facebook is reportedly seeing original content, like status updates and other personal sharing, is on the decline - so this new injection of competition against Snapchat could work. The social network says that the amount of sharing done in your News Feed is at "similar to levels in prior years".

GoPro's Omni VR camera is now up for pre-order, costs $5000

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Apr 26, 2016 4:23 am

GoPro has unleashed pre-orders of its Omni camera, the company's first foray into consumer VR cameras, at a cost of $5000.



The GoPro Omni does rock 6 x GoPro Hero4 Black Edition cameras, synched together to create what I'm sure is going to be a new wave of VR content. Omni is headed directly into the wave that is competition, especially against Google, as it has been using YouTube to deliver VR content to the masses over the last year or two.


GoPro Omni is capable of shooting 7K in the 4:3 aspect ratio, which will see the Omni shooting 7940x3970 at 30FPS or 25FPS. You can shoot at 5338x2819 at 60FPS, as well as 50FPS, too.

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AMD Radeon Pro Duo benchmarks tease 60% faster than Fury X at 4K

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Apr 26, 2016 2:30 am

The AMD Radeon Pro Duo is quite the beast, rocking 2 x Fiji XT GPUs, a total of 8GB of HBM1, and some truly insane horsepower. According to leaked benchmarks, the Radeon Pro Duo is 1.3x faster than the R9 295X2 and 1.5x faster than the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti.




The results are courtesy of Expreview, which ran a slew of benchmarks on the Radeon Pro Duo, comparing it against the Radeon R9 Fury X at 4K. Check out the benchmarks, below.




The Radeon Pro Duo versus the Radeon R9 Fury X.

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Amazon locking tech deals behind Prime-only paywalls

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Deals | Posted: Apr 26, 2016 2:04 am

Amazon recently locked select video game pre-orders behind Prime subscriptions, and now the retailer is doing the same thing for tech deals.




Amazon is starting to lock specific tech deals behind an Amazon Prime subscription, meaning everyday users won't be able to take advantage of sales. The paywall was spotted on a recent sale on a GIGABYTE GTX 750 Ti whose $104.99 sale price is exclusive to Prime users. "Exclusively for Prime Members - This item at $104.99 is reserved for Prime members," reads the listing.


The listing was originally spotted on the BuildaPCSales subreddit, who notes that only Amazon-fulfilled deals are Prime exclusive.

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Elder Scrolls Online DLC is returning to the Dark Brotherhood

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 26, 2016 1:27 am

The newest expansion for The Elder Scrolls Online, called Dark Brotherhood, has been announced and will be arriving May 31st on the PC before being released on the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on June 14th.




This expansion will return to he Gold Coast, which was last seen in The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion in 2006. In the new expansion you'll be able join the Dark Brotherhood and "Become the deadliest assassin with a new and exclusive passive skill-line, defend the Brotherhood against a mysterious foe in hours of new story content, prove your skill for homicide in new repeatable assassination quests, and more," or so says the description. It sounds as if there should be a fair amount of story content for those that have wanted more than just bare quests as an excuse to play with friends. It's a return to form, more than that, it's a further exploration of deep narrative that surrounded one of the best and most interesting organizations in the games lore.


The base game itself is getting a sizable patch to coincide with Dark Brotherhood that is going to remove the Veteran Ranks and the addition of poison making, among all sorts of other gameplay and combat balances that have been made.

The next expansion will be free for those that have an ESO Plus membership, which costs $15/month, but it can be purchased separately for 2,000 Crowns, the in-game currency, which costs around $12. You can buy packs of 750 crowns for $8, 1,500 crowns for $25.

Assassin's Creed dev wins back macabre 1666: Amsterdam from Ubisoft

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 26, 2016 1:05 am

Assassin's Creed creative director Patrice Desilets has won back the rights of the mysterious dark alternate history game Amsterdam: 1666 from Ubisoft.




The beef between Patrice Desilets and Ubisoft surrounding the once-cancelled Amsterdam: 1666 game has officially been squashed, and Desilets now owns creative and business control over the IP. Amsterdam: 1666 was to be Desilets' next AAA game at THQ Montreal, but the company eventually fell apart, and Ubisoft scooped up the project and the dev team. Shortly after acquiring the game, however, Ubisoft cancelled the project and fired Desilets. This kicked off a fierce legal battle between the Assassin's Creed creative director and Ubisoft, but the publisher has finally relinquished its control to deliver 1666: Amsterdam back in Desilets' hands.


Although we know next to nothing about the game, Desilets showed off a bit of artwork that speaks volumes. The teaser is quite eye-catching, and portrays a dark, macabre alternate-history universe that conjures up Middle Age vampires, demons, and other harrowing ghastly creatures. Considering Desilets was directly responsible for making Assassin's Creed into a AAA juggernaut, we could see 1666: Amsterdam become a smashing success. I for one can't stop looking at the's quite hypnotic and mesmerizing.

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Cyberpunk 2077 being built with drastically upgraded visual effects

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 26, 2016 12:02 am

CD Projekt RED is making dramatic changes to its in-house games development software to ensure Cyberpunk 2077 lives up to the staggering hype.



In order to make Cyberpunk 2077 "bigger, better and more revolutionary" than The Witcher 3, CD Projekt RED laying the foundations with a new suite of powerful dev tools. The studio is using hard-earned feedback gleaned from Witcher 3 programmers and developers to help streamline Cyberpunk 2077's development. These enhancements include a brand new visual effects editor, along with a suite of other optimized features and most likely a new, heavily customized game engine.


"The most important thing that's happening at the moment is that the programmers are taking the feedback we gave them from working on The Witcher . As cliche as it sounds it was a big learning experience," CDPR visual effect artist Jose Teixeira told iDigitalTimes. "The programmers are updating our software quite drastically."

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Final 'X-Men: Apocalypse' trailer rains down devastation

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 25, 2016 11:38 pm

While spin-off character 'Deadpool' might have unexpectedly taken some of the attention away from the upcoming sixth film in the 'X-Men' saga, Apocalypse has come to command your attention. Today, Fox have released the final trailer for the film which follows up the plot threads from the last film 'X-Men: Days of Future Past'.



Starring James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender reprising their roles as Professor X and Magneto, and introducing Oscar Isaac as Apocalypse - the original and most powerful mutant of them all, the film also returns Jennifer Lawrence as Mystique, Nicholas Hoult as Beast and Sophie Turner as Jean Grey. I won't spoil the surprise, but be sure to stay right to the end of the trailer for a hint on who's set to make a most welcome cameo appearance.


'X-Men: Apocalypse' hits 2D, 3D and IMAX screens worldwide from May 18.

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