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Just Cause 3 on PC supports NVIDIA GameWorks

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 5 hours ago

Avalanche Studios' deliciously chaotic open-world explosion-sim Just Cause 3 releases in just little over a week from now, and we've spotted some new details that concerns PC gamers.




According to a leaked shot of Just Cause 3's back cover, the game will use NVIDIA's expansive GameWorks effects suite. GameWorks offers a slew of impressive enhancements across the board, from destructible environments and real-time physics to ambient smoke and fog effects. Considering Just Cause 3 is based around a wide, open world of fiery havoc, some of the GameWorks effects like PhysX, Destruction, Enhanced Horizon-Based Ambient Occlusion and Turbulence are a no-brainer.


The back cover also highlights the game's PC requirements, which we've included below. Neither Square Enix, Avalanche or NVIDIA have revealed the full list of GameWorks effects used in Just Cause 3, but we can make some quick deductions.

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Get an Extra 15% Off Any Drone In The TweakTown Store

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: 1 day, 6 hours ago

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Fallout 4 player charts the Commonwealth in this splendid map

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 7 hours ago

Fallout 4 is one of the few big-name Bethesda RPG's that didn't come with a huge fold-out poster map, and we don't even get with Prima Games' basic guidebook. Sure you can shell out some extra caps to get the fancy hardback edition...or you can make your own. One amazingly-skilled gamer opted for the latter choice and created a spectacular feat of cartography that will fuel your adventures for months to come.




The sprawling Fallout 4 map was created by a Redditor named koolkyle802, and it exposes the hidden treasures and terrors that post-apocalyptic Commonwealth has to offer. The map has everything from cities, settlements, locations, bobbleheads, holotapes, magazines and a chromatic tide that denotes enemy threat levels


KoolKyle802 used GIMP to create the map and has since been awarded four different instances of Reddit Gold for his contributions to the Fallout community. Essentially the map provides top-tier navigation for gamers who don't have or don't plan to buy Prima's guidebook. The Redditor admits he used IGN's insanely detailed interactive map in order to plot major locations of the Commonwealth. But IGN's map was crafted by multiple community members and represents a massive undertaking with a whole team of people, whereas this colorful map was created by just a single person.

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Eurocom's 'entry level' laptop is better than most desktop gaming rigs

By: Chris Smith | More News: Laptops | Posted: 1 day, 7 hours ago

Known for making amazingly fast and sturdy gaming or industrial laptops, Eurocom has pushed live a press release announcing its new Shark 5 "entry level" Skylake-based ultra-portable laptop.




While this system is branded as entry level, the Shark 5 is packed with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M, an Intel Core i7 6700HQ processor and up to 32GB of RAM. The whole package is attached to a 15.6" 1080p screen and comes wrapped up in a 1.1-inch thick body. Other options include space for three physical storage drives with up to 4.512 TB of storage, 1GbE LAN, a 62WH battery for 280 minutes of use, an optical drive and a total weight of 2.5kg.


If you're interested in getting one of these beastly entry level systems for yourself, check out the official Eurocom website here.

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BitFenix unveils an ATX chassis and the front panel looks familiar

By: Chris Smith | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 day, 8 hours ago

Designed to mimic the already-released Pandora chassis but as an ATX version, this new BitFenix case offers additional watercooling support and is designed with modders and DIY enthusiasts in mind.



Featuring what is claimed as "the same much-loved unique styling," it's interesting to note that the front panel on this model looks a little like Thermaltake's Soprano cases of old. While we say it reminds us a 'little', that's because it is only a little - with the Pandora looking to offer vast superiority of modding and support over these Thermaltake cases released pre-2014.


Chassis features include space for 440mm long video cards, the capacity for four 2.5" SSDs and four 3.5" hard disks, support for power supplies up to 220mm in length and the capacity to fit 160mm tall CPU coolers. If you've got more storage in mind, there's also two front/top USB 3.0 ports.

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Owning blueprints to a 3D-printed gun can now land you behind bars

By: Chris Smith | More News: Maker & DIY | Posted: 1 day, 9 hours ago

If you're thinking about making, downloading or tinkering with a 3D-printed gun file, you might want to think again. Reports have come to light stating that the Australian state of New South Wales (NSW) doesn't take to this kindly, offering hefty jail time to anyone who might want a gun file of their own.




Last week, the NSW Government passed its Firearms and Weapons Prohibition Legislation Amendment Bill 2015, with one section stating that simply owning a 3D blueprint of a firearm can land you up to 14 years in jail.


With incarceration also extended to owning plans for "electric milling machines," this new legislation marks further action against illegal real-life weaponry, offering up harsher penalties to those with stolen guns or others who are keen on making illegal firearm modifications.

Unikrn invests in female-only gaming, picks up CS:GO team

By: Chris Smith | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 10 hours ago

Lead by Melina 'Gina' Mylioti, Unikrn's new all-female CS:GO squad contains five girls from all around the world, boasting nationalities such as German, French and English.




This acquisition is streamlined with Unikrn's goals says CEO Rahul Sood, telling HLTV that "I have always been a big advocate for women in technology, and since we started Unikrn we've been actively looking to promote women in professional esports."


This signing also follows Sood's personal plight to support women in gaming, publicly backing the female first League of Legends championship series in June this year. There's no saying what tournament that this all-girl team will be competing in next, however we would expect to see them at the French ESWC Female-only competition come 2016.

Aluminium MacBook USB Type-C dock smashes Kickstarter goals

By: Chris Smith | More News: Storage | Posted: 1 day, 11 hours ago

If you're looking for some USB Type-C charging, extra USB ports or even a MiniDisplay option, it seems that the BranchBox might be just for you. Connecting you the MacBook through its sole port, this Kickstarter campaign is already sitting at $35,500 pledged with 29 days to go.




Asking originally $25,000 in total, the BranchBox will set users back $119 at a normal retail price point, aiming to help Apple fans make full use of their portable device. While the cheapest options are gone, you may still be able to pledge support at $99 or $109 before allocation runs out.


With early special units set to ship on January 22nd 2016, you can expect to see the full product released in early February. There's no saying when Apple will release its own similar OEM product to match this design, I would daresay it's not too far off.

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Sydney gives green tick to Uber

By: Chris Smith | More News: Apps | Posted: 1 day, 12 hours ago

While Uber drivers currently operate illegally within Australia due to the drivers being unlicensed to operate a commercial vehicle within their individual state, the state of New South Wales (home to Sydney) will be lifting this ban come December 2015.




Uber will now become legal to use for all drivers, but taxi ranks will be kept solely for the traditional transport industry, further seeing a fee given to all Uber drivers for the right to operate legally within New South Wales. In addition, reports claim that taxi plates will see a large drop due to the rise and legalization of Uber.


Uber drivers will also have to endure more state-sanctioned safety checks before they are given a green light for operation down under.

Microsoft, Volvo team up to develop autonomous car technology

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 day, 13 hours ago

Automaker Volvo and Microsoft have announced they will work together to help develop autonomous car technology, with collected data aimed at delivering "meaningful services."



"Technology will transform when it comes to autonomous cars, connectivity and the car buying process," said Bjorn Annwall, senior VP of marketing at Volvo, in a statement to CNBC. "We believe this will happen it's naturally the tech and automotive industry comes closer to explore this together. We are exploring a number of different collaborations."


Specifics related to how the two companies will work together were not released - but the idea of machine learning and finding a way to promote Volvo vehicles using HoloLens are two likely solutions. Consumers can expect to begin seeing "mixed reality" solutions starting sometime in 2016.

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