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'Terminator' to wrap with creator James Cameron's return

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jan 23, 2017 4:03 am

The disappointing 2015 sequel 'Terminator Genisys' was met with an equally disappointing box office returns, which is why Paramount scrapped initial plans to close out the long running franchise with a new film trilogy. But now the director who started it all is taking back the reigns to finish it properly.




Deadline reports that 'Teminator' and 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' director James Cameron, who originally created the franchise is looking to produce a new film "is in early talks with 'Deadpool' director and VFX wiz Tim Miller to direct a reboot and conclusion of one of cinema's great science fiction tales." Cameron regains the rights to the saga in 2019, but it looks as if current rights holder David Ellison, CEO of Skydance Media is cooperating with the effort.


Meanwhile, 26 years after its original release, 'Terminator' fans can look to the theatrical return of 'Terminator 2: Judgment Day' in 3D which is set to hit cinemas later this year.

PC gaming hardware market hits $30 billion

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 23, 2017 2:42 am

The PC gaming hardware market's total earnings for 2016 broke through the $30 billion barrier for the first time, analyst firm Jon Peddie Research has announced, showing that PC gaming is alive and well.




According to JPR's findings, the PC gaming hardware market's $30 billion earnings are mostly due to enthusiast gamers--but mid-range and entry-level gaming solutions are a huge part of the spend as well. JPR reports that the global PC gaming's $3 billion 2016 earnings are broken up into three categories: the high-end enthusiast market, which comprises 43% of the overall spend at 13,045 million ; the mid-range market which comprises 35% of the total numbers at 10,617 million; and the entry-level market that makes up 22% of the spend at $6,684 million. The Asia-Pacific market "leads the world in both growth and market size," and


JPR predicts that the PC gaming hardware market will continue to grow at a 6% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) through 2019.

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Nintendo Switch battery life analysis

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 23, 2017 1:17 am

Considering the main selling point of the Nintendo Switch is taking your "console-quality gaming" on the go, battery life is extremely important. While Nintendo has delivered basic battery life ratios, no in-depth specifics were really given. In an attempt to get more perspective on the Nintendo Switch's battery and usage life, we analyze information gleaned from FCC filings and Nintendo's own website.



Based on our analysis findings, we've concluded the Nintendo Switch doesn't support USB Type-C quick charging capabilities for dramatically faster recharges, although the actual USB Type-C protocol supports USB Power Delivery 2.0, which can transmit up to 100W of power over a Type-C cable. We've also concluded that the Switch will charge faster when directly hooked to the AC adapter versus cradled on the dock.


Nintendo's Japanese site revealed that the Switch has a non-removable 3.7V/cell 4310mAh battery. This capacity isn't bad, but it's not necessarily great; a dedicated gaming system with a 10-point capacitive touch 6.2-inch 720p display would benefit from a ~5000mAh+ battery for optimum battery life.

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Resident Evil 7 isn't coming to Nintendo Switch

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 23, 2017 12:20 am

Resident Evil 7 will soon terrify millions of Biohazard fanatics across the globe, but Capcom has no plans to bring the game to Nintendo's new transforming Switch handheld-console.




Although Capcom is one of the dozens of third-party publishers and developers who have pledged to bring their games to the Nintendo Switch, it appears that its new high-profile triple-A Resident Evil game won't make the jump.


"I think it's a very unique piece of hardware," producer Masachika Kawata told Express UK in a recent interview. "I'm looking forward to the possibilities of the system itself, but we have no plans at the moment regarding Resident Evil on Switch."

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild's Hyrule is bigger than Skyrim

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 22, 2017 11:21 pm

Zelda: Breath of the Wild is likely Nintendo's biggest game of 2017, and represents a massive new undertaking for the series. It's the first fully-fledged open-world Zelda game Nintendo has ever made, and offers players a new kind of experience--in many ways, it feels like the ultimate Zelda, the kind of game that represents everything that Eiji Aonuma has wanted to do with the series.



As such, Breath of the Wild will be massive in scale and scope--so big that it even ousts Skyrim's huge hyborean landmass.


According to Reddit user's HylianWarrior impressive Breath of the Wild map, the in-game world is an estimated 60% bigger than Skyrim. The map--which isn't completely accurate, mind you--pinpoints Breath of the Wild's open-world Hyrule at 61.2 square kilometers, whereas Skyrim checks in at 36.72 square kilometers.

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'Rogue One' captures plans for $1B worldwide box office

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jan 22, 2017 10:21 pm

While not all of the reviews were kind, Lucasfilm's initial 'Star Wars' spin-off 'Rogue One' has been declared a success, as the film crosses the $1 billion dollar mark at the worldwide box office.




Propelling Disney to a $7 billion dollar year (just let that sink in), 'Rogue One' joins 'Finding Dory', 'Captain America: Civil War' and 'Zootopia' as the studio's fourth $1 billion release.


The next installment in the 'Star Wars' franchise; the as-yet untitled 'Episode 8' is scheduled for release in December.

Huawei P10: Curved display and front fingerprint sensor?

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 22, 2017 8:28 pm

Huawei's P10 should arrive this spring, and there is a possibility that the company will announce their newest phone at this year's MWC in Barcelona.




There have also been numerous leaks about Huawei's upcoming flagship, and it is expected that the device will be powered by Huawei's Kirin 960 processor, currently in the Mate 9, and it will come with a 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The more powerful model should come with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage.


Some leaks also suggest that the P10 will have wireless charging, meaning it would be the first Huawei phone to have this feature and a curved screen.

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For Honor PC requirements revealed

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 21, 2017 11:05 pm

Ubisoft today announced the PC spec requirements for its upcoming online-only game For Honor, and they're not too demanding.



For Honor looks awesome in theory, and the premise is certainly interesting--gamers take on the role of Knights, Samurai or Vikings and battle each other in a never-ending war triggered by a malevolent god--but I'm not too enthusiastic about the game being online-only for one reason: no dedicated servers. That's right, For Honor will require a persistent internet connection for its dynamic PvP battling, and will be powered by peer-to-peer networking. Oh, and For Honor has a solo campaign, but that will apparently need an online connection too. But in any case, let's get on to the specs!




  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX660/GTX750ti/GTX950/GTX1050 with 2 GB VRAM or more | AMD Radeon HD6970/HD7870/R9 270/R9 370/RX460 with 2 GB VRAM or more - See supported List */**
  • Resolution: 720p@30FPS
  • Video Preset: Low
  • VSync: Off




  • Resolution: 1080p@ ~60FPS
  • Video Preset: High
  • VSync: Off
  • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
  • PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2500K | AMD FX-6350 or equivalent
  • VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX680/GTX760/GTX970/GTX1060 with 2 GB VRAM or more | AMD Radeon R9 280X/R9 380/RX470 with 2 GB VRAM or more - See supported List */**

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Take a closer look at the Xbox One's 28nm APU die

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 21, 2017 9:08 pm

Engineer Fritzchens Fritz has peeled off the Xbox One's APU cap to take a look at the scintillating die beneath, giving us an interesting look at the SoC that powers the original fat "Durango" Xbox One model.




The Xbox One's customized APU is based on AMD's Jaguar microarchitecture, and features a 1.75GHz AMD Jaguar CPU with two quad-core modules alongside a customized Radeon GPU clocked at 853MHz with 14 GCN compute units at 1.31 TFLOPs of power, which sits it around an HD 7870 (Pitcairn). The die also houses 47MB of on-die RAM, which boosts the die's actual size.




The die is 328 mm sq, and we can see some of the integral microarchitecture that powers the system: the system memory controllers at the top left and bottom left, the two quad-core Jaguar CPUs that sit below either memory controller, the SRAM module in the middle of the Jaguar CPUs and on the top and bottom right of the die, and the AMD Radeon GPU cores in the middle.

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New images of the upcoming LG G6 leaked

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 20, 2017 8:27 pm

While the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the most anticipated smartphone for the next few months, there is a lot of fuss about the new LG phone as well.




The LG G6 will be unveiled before the S8, on February 26th in Barcelona. The new images from the case maker Ghostek give up a glimpse of what to expect from LG's flagship.


The images show the case that company is doing for LG, but we can also see the phone inside the case. According to the images, the G6 will come with a dual camera and a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

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