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30 disc 'Star Trek' original crew Blu-ray boxset beams down

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 11:58 pm

Just in time for the 50th anniversary of the original 'Star Trek' series, Paramount Pictures and CBS television are teaming up to provide fans with a massive 30 disc Blu-ray boxset which brings together the complete adventures of the original series crew for the first time.




According to our friends at TrekCore, the mammoth boxset is set to include all three seasons of the original series remastered in 1080p, the six feature films 'The Motion Picture', 'The Wrath of Khan', 'The Search for Spock', The Voyage Home, 'The Final Frontier' and 'The Undiscovered Country', as well as the original animated series which hits Blu-ray for the first time in HD. Fans will have plenty of extra content to watch, with the inclusion of 22 hours of bonus features such as documentaries, featurettes and audio commentaries, alongside some physical swag.


There's currently no word on how much the set will go for (it won't be cheap), but pre-orders are expected to go live soon ahead of the September release.

'Tethered' is an adorable PlayStation VR launch game for strategy fans

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 10:56 pm

Sony's PlayStation VR system is getting yet another launch title, this one from a stable of developers boasting a collective 100 years combined experience in the industry. It's a strategy title called Tethered, and it looks adorable.




Let me throw some words on the screen and see if they get your attention. Tethered is created by a bunch of people who founded companies like Evolution Studios and Rage. Along the way they gathered up Kenny Young, whose outstanding soundtrack and audio work can be found in LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway. For inspiration they looked to the legendary Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli, spliced in some artwork from a concept artist known only as Espen who lives in the mountains of Norway, and wrapped it all up in a strategy-meets-puzzler bow.


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Twitter gets Material design refresh on Android

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 10:39 pm

Earlier this year Facebook Messenger saw its Google Material design roll out on Android, and now Twitter is following suit.




Available for everyone starting today, a new update brings you a fresh, cleaner look with practical functionality. Among the changes: a new tab bar that allows you to swipe between your timeline, messages, and so on, a navigation bar for menus that slides out at will, and a floating action button that makes tweeting as easy as pie.


Update the app now through the Play Store if it hasn't been downloaded already to try out the new look and features.

Blizzard will integrate Facebook livestreaming into games

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 9:25 pm

Blizzard is teaming up with Facebook to offer integrated livestreaming in its games. Once you connect your Facebook account, you'll be able to stream to your timeline, and friends can subscribe and receive notifications about when you're streaming.




"Blizzard games are best when played with friends, so it's important to us to provide our players with features and services that make it easy and fun to share their experiences with each other," said Gio Hunt, executive vice president of corporate operations at Blizzard Entertainment. "We're working closely with Facebook on this integration for Overwatch, as well as our other games, and we look forward to sharing further details on our plans as development progresses."

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E3 2016 press conference schedule

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 8:13 pm

E3 2016 is fast approaching--just next week!--and we've spotted the perfect timetable schedule to ensure you don't miss a single announcement regardless of where you are across the globe.




It's that time of year again--the time of leaks, bullshots, and insane new consoles, and we're here to make sure you get the full E3 2016 schedule. Admittedly I was going to compile a list of all the press conferences, but then I came across this amazing timetable from Twitter's @Cheesemeister3k that puts most of the handmade schedules to shame.


As you can see, the schedule is complete with major timezone conversions of all the major press conference events, from Bethesda to Sony and the PC Gaming Show. We expect to see Sony unveil its new PlayStation 4K console at the show, and Microsoft will show off its new Xbox hardware including the Xbox One Mini and the new Xbox streaming set-top box. Nintendo is expected to have a new 90 minute gameplay demo of the new Legend of Zelda game, with new details and an official name for the game.


We'll be sure to update you with live feeds of each press conference once their respective date nears, but for now, check out our recent pre-E3 2016 coverage. Big thanks to Cheesemeister3K for making such a helpful tool for the community!

EA teases new Star Wars game reveals at E3 2016

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 7:16 pm

EA hints that it'll tease a few games in its distant pipeline at E3 2016, likely the new third-person Star Wars games from Visceral Games and EA Motive.




Electronic Arts has made it clear that future games like Titanfall 2, Battlefield 1 and FIFA 17 will be showcased at its EA Play event, but the publisher also says we'll see games for 2017 and "a few surprises beyond that." Given how EA plans to "release a Star Wars game every year for the next four years," this could only mean one thing: EA will reveal a new Star Wars game at E3.


"Hosted by CEO, Andrew Wilson, in LA and Chief Competition Officer, Peter Moore, in London, the press conference will showcase some of EA's most anticipated games launching later this year and next, with a few surprises from games beyond that," reads the press release. Note the whole "beyond that" section.

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NVIDIA 368.39 drivers prepare you for Mirror's Edge: Catalyst

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 4:33 pm

AMD released new drivers for the just launched Mirror's Edge: Catalyst today, and NVIDIA is hot on their heels.




Apart from preparing you for DICE's parkour game, the GeForce 368.39 set contains optimizations for the GTX 1070 releasing on Friday and Edge of Nowhere performance improvements for you Oculus Rift owners.


Mirror's Edge has seen performance complaints from some early players across the web, so hopefully between the two sets of drivers, the game is now in good shape.

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HTC drops a bomb on Oculus: All Vive orders now ship within 72 hours

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 4:10 pm

HTC isn't making Oculus' uphill battle with Rift pre-order fulfillment any easier. The co-creators of the Vive VR headset just dropped us a note saying that the HTC Vive can now be purchased in 24 countries, and all orders ship out to customers within 72 hours of purchase.




"Since beginning pre-orders at the end of February and shipping in early April, we've seen incredible interest in Vive," said Dan O'Brien, VP of VR at HTC. "Working with our retail partners has only enhanced that momentum because more people are able to try the only truly immersive virtual reality offering on the market today."

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Ubisoft debuting a pair of new, playable VR games at E3 2016

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 3:55 pm

Ubisoft will add to its already impressive collection of VR games at E3 2016 by debuting two more virtual reality titles, likely during its press conference on Monday, June 13.


The news comes courtesy of UploadVR's Joe Durbin, who received an email from Ubisoft representatives promising that two "previously undisclosed" VR games will be not only announced, but playable on the show floor.




For those not familiar with the virtual reality side of Ubisoft, they've received some early recognition for being pioneers in the space, creating two new IPs with Eagle Flight and Werewolves Within, both fantastic, and both coming to the Oculus Rift.

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Upgrade your DIY toolbox with the Cycop Bitool

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 3:30 pm



With our gear and gadgets breaking on the daily, it pays to have tools capable of fixing whatever life throws at you. Able to reach places your normal screwdrivers can't, the 10 Bit Cycop Bitool is the perfect addition to your DIY toolbox for only $39.99.


The Cycop Bitool comes complete with a CNC-machined aluminum body and 10 ultra-hard S-2 steel bits, making it a robust solution to your DIY problems. Plus, its flexible head and thin diameter make it ideal for working in even the most cramped nooks and crannies that other screwdrivers simply can't reach.


For a limited time, TweakTown readers can get the 10 Bit Cycop Bitool for 10% off its retail price of $45, making the final price only $39.99.