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AMD Ryzen motherboards teased from ASUS and GIGABYTE

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 3 days, 6 hours ago

Can you believe we are so close to one of the most important launches from AMD in over half a decade with their next-gen Ryzen CPUs? As we get closer, we're learning more and more about them, and now we're getting some full frontal shots and details on the motherboards from ASUS and GIGABYTE.

 

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Starting with GIGABYTE, we have their upcoming AORUS AX370-Gaming 5 board - which looks slick as hell with its black, silver and orange theme. Both boards are based on the X370 chipset, ready for any Ryzen CPU you throw at it - right up to the flagship Ryzen 7 1800X processor.

 

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ASUS will have its Crosshair VI Hero motherboard, as well as the Prime X370-PRO, which doesn't look as flash as GIGABYTE's offering - but it does feature their Aura Sync technology for some LED goodness.

 

 

We should expect some very competitive pricing on the new boards, easily under $200 - a fact that will have lots of gamers and PC users diving onto the new Ryzen CPUs on motherboard savings from the expensive world of Intel.

ASUS reveals ROG STRIX Impact RGB gaming mouse

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 3 days, 7 hours ago

ASUS today announced its new gaming mouse, the ROG STRIX Impact, which is optimized for rigorous gaming.

 

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The STRIX ROG Impact mouse features a lightweight and ambidextrous design that's specifically designed for MOBAs. The optical sensor has up to 5000 DPI sensitivity and a tracking speed of 130 IPS, making it an effective solution for MOBAs that need quick response times.

 

The Impact also sports high-quality and durable Omron D2FC-F-K mouse switches to support up to 50 million clicks. An onboard DPI switch lets users easily and quick switch between different sensitivity settings in-game without needing to pull up extra software.

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Deep Down's new trademark means nothing, and here's why

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 9 hours ago

Capcom has just filed a "new" trademark for Deep Down, its online-based fantasy game that was shown off in 2013 but still hasn't released. This news caused a stir in the community as gamers thought it could mean Deep Down may finally be ready sometime soon, but I have some bad news for everyone: this doesn't mean anything.

 

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Deep Down's latest trademark filing is a simple re-filing to lock in the game's TM and reduce the cost of further extensions. That's all this trademark means. It doesn't indicate Capcom is any closer or farther to releasing Deep Down. In fact, the two filings are 100% identical--except one has no extensions and a new TEAS RF classification to reduce filing costs. Old filing is here, and the new filing is here.

 

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The United States Patent and Trademark Office has granted Capcom five trademark extensions for Deep Down. As clearly indicated here, that's the maximum extension count before a company has to re-file. The extensions are valid for six-month intervals, and Capcom last filed August 9, 2016, which is exactly six months from this new trademark's filing of February 9, 2017.

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ZenFone 4 skips MWC17, but we could see ZenFone 3 Go

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 days, 9 hours ago

ASUS' ZenFone 3 Zoom and ZenFone AR were officially revealed at CES, and with the MWC around the corner, there are rumors that the company might unveil new devices in Barcelona.

 

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The latest leak shows the new member of the ZenFone family - ZenFone 3 Go. The leaked image reveals that the device won't have a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor or a physical button on the front.

 

As for the specs, the leak suggests a 5-inch 720p display, Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. The main camera should come with a resolution of 13MP while the front camera comes with 5MP.

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Fox wants shorter theatrical to home release windows

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 3 days, 12 hours ago

The major Hollywood studios have been lobbying to reduce the 100 day release window between a theatrical and home video release for some time now, but now 20th Century Fox is placing renewed pressure on the charge following the immense changes to the media landscape in recent times.

 

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Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter, Fox CEO Stacey Snider said that "It's not about smashing the window. Maybe it's about opening it up a little.. for a business to not be able to sell what it makes for periods of time is anachronistic." Despite that, she doesn't want to completely upend the "huge, global, big, beautiful cinematic" business model, saying "the last thing we want to do is commoditise it and make it feel like it's interchangeable with the home entertainment experience."

 

Fox has a number of big budget films on the way for 2017, including 'X-Men' spin-off 'Logan', 'Alien Covenant', and 'The War for the Planet of the Apes'.

Payday 3 now in development

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 12 hours ago

Starbreeze today announced that production and development of Payday 3 is now full swing, but the sequel is far from ready for release.

 

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The Payday franchise is Starbreeze Studio's most important property. The studio is the sole owner for the IP and Payday remains the "cornerstone" of the company's business: Starbreeze earns 100% of all PC sales and revenue gleaned from the series, and the franchise has generated an impressive SEK 47.7 million ($5,384,414) of net revenue from October - December 2016. So it's only natural that Starbreeze would make a sequel and push the franchise forward.

 

"It is with great satisfaction that we also can announce that PAYDAY 3 production is officially initiated and at a full design stage," the studio announced its most recent financial earnings report. "I'd like to especially clarify, that this project will enjoy as much time as we deem needed. It will be done when it's done. This is our single most important brand today and the cornerstone of our business and we will treat it accordingly. Updates in the near future might be scares and far between. You simply don't rush PAYDAY 3."

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Huawei P10 images leaked ahead of the launch

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 days, 13 hours ago

The Huawei P10 will be officially announced in little more than a week from now in Barcelona, but we already know what to expect.

 

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Just yesterday Huawei unveiled that the device will come in three colors - gold, blue, and green.

 

The latest leaks show the actual photos of the device, leaked by the Federal Communications Commission. The images confirm what we already knew about the phone.

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SpaceX will attempt landing on Saturday's launch

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 3 days, 17 hours ago

SpaceX is scheduled to launch its tenth Commercial Resupply Services mission to the International Space Station on Saturday, February 18th.

 

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The SpaceX Dragon spacecraft is targeting liftoff on the company's Falcon 9 rocket at 10:01 AM from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The spacecraft will carry supplies and hardware needed for the scientific research of the Expedition 50 and 51 crew members.

 

After a two-day trip, the spacecraft should arrive at the Station where Shane Kimbrough of NASA and Thomas Pesquet of ESA (European Space Agency) will use the station's robotic arm to capture it.

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Crash Bandicoot remaster trilogy coming June 30

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 17 hours ago

Today Activision announced that Crash Bandicoot's N-Sane Trilogy will launch on June 30 on PS4.

 

 

The N-Sane Trilogy will cost $39.99 and is a remastered collection of the first three Crash games: Crash Bandicoot, Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back, and Crash Bandicoot: Warped. The remaster will feature enhanced graphics, new streamlined animations, and upgraded support on PS4 Pro consoles.

 

"This is a AAA remaster. We're giving this the love and attention to detail that we pay to all of our AAA games. We're building it using the original level geometry so that it plays as close to the original as possible. We've also referred to this as a remaster plus, as we are adding new features that we think the fans are going to love!" said Dan Tanguay, game director.

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GeForce GTX 1080 Ti in production, launch March 20-23

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 days, 17 hours ago

It looks like NVIDIA is finally, after months and months of rumors, preparing its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for launch - with new rumors stating the card would launch between March 20-23.

 

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NVIDIA is hosting its own event during GDC 2017, where we should hopefully see the GTX 1080 Ti unveiled - but what should we expect in terms of raw horsepower and specs? Well, it should be a Titan X at the end of the day, with some reduction in SMs, with 52 SMs, compared to 60 SMs found on the Titan X.

 

This means we are to expect around 10.8 TFLOPs of performance, barely down from the 11 TFLOPs on Titan X. We should see AIB partners with tweaked and overclocked GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards, with Titan X beating performance - which is going to be a very, very big deal.

 

The current rumored specs on the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti see NVIDIA using the same 12GB of GDDR5X at 10Gbps, on a 384-bit memory bus that would provide 480GB/sec of memory bandwidth - the same configuration and specs of the Titan X, which costs $1199.

 

NVIDIA's GP102 will power the GTX 1080 Ti, with 3328 CUDA cores, 1.6GHz GPU boost clock, and a modest 250W TDP. The biggest thing is going to be the price, and I think we should see something like $899 from the GTX 1080 Ti, with partner cards hitting $999 or so. Expensive, but you pay to have the best, right?

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