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Xiaomi is rumored to announce a VR headset on August 1

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jul 30, 2016 4:28 pm

With the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift now finally here, other companies are getting into the VR headset market, and now Chinese electronics giant Xiaomi is reportedly set to announce its own VR headset - on August 1.




Xiaomi is reportedly launching with a lot of VR content so that you won't get bored of it easily, and we should expect a design that is similar to Samsung's Gear VR headset. It'll be interesting to see if it requires a Xiaomi smartphone, or it could be an exciting new standalone VR headset.

Farming Simulator 2017 gameplay trailer released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 30, 2016 2:26 pm

The first gameplay trailer for Farming Simulator 2017 is here, with Focus Home Entertainment ready to let you learn the basics of farming new crops, sunflowers and using the latest farming vehicles.



The game is detailed as: "Farming Simulator's unique and all-encompassing farming experience is loved by players around the world. While the game is an accurate simulator at heart with deep management options, it is also a very accessible sandbox, with two huge maps and countless vehicles & equipment to use and play with. All the big farming manufacturers are here, and Farming Simulator 17 boasts the franchise's largest roster yet with over 200 unique vehicles and equipment spanning 70 different brands".


Farming Simulator 2017 will be released on October 25, do you think you'll be picking it up? Will there be Twitch streamers playing Farming Simulator 2017? Maybe it could become a thing.

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Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has gone gold, is ready for August 24 release

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 30, 2016 12:29 pm

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided has gone gold, which means it is finished and will be sent out for manufacturing - at least for the physical copies of the game.




The news was announced through Tumblr of all places, but it has eventually gone further into the internet. Even though the announcement of the game going gold should've been handled way better, at least it's gold and finished and not delayed again. Now the question is, since it's now gold - how many changes will Eidos Montreal do to the game before it launches, as I'm sure we're going to see a day one patch.


Deus Ex: Mankind Divided will be released on August 24.

EA is centralizing its Battlefield games under a single UI

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 30, 2016 9:25 am

We knew that EA was working on a new user interface for Battlefield 1, but now the company has detailed its new Battlefield UI that will "improve the experience for past Battlefield games".




There are big changes coming to Battlefield in the way that Battlefield 4, Battlefield Hardline and Battlefield 1 gamers are united through a new Battlefield user interface. This new UI is "designed to improve the experience of playing with friends and to bring relevant content to your attention", so it sounds like Battlelog - but hopefully greatly improved.


EA continues explaining its new Battlefield UI: "Now, you're able to create a Squad before you actually enter into a game. Being able to join up with your friends and join into a game together makes it a much smoother experience, and helps make sure you're able to spawn on your buddies as soon as you're in the game".

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AMD details their new Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 graphics cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 30, 2016 7:56 am

When AMD launched the Radeon RX 480 earlier this month, we saw the company focus on the $100-$300 market. Starting with a bang, AMD's first Polaris-based graphics card started at just $199 and now the cheaper, but still VR-ready graphics cards are here.




The new Radeon RX 470 and RX 460 have been detailed by the company, and will be released on August 4 and August 2, respectively. The Radeon RX 470 is a small graphics card, packing the Polaris architecture and promising to deliver 60FPS+ with AA enabled in nearly all of the best-looking games on the market at 1080p.




AMD's new Radeon RX 470 packs up to 4.9TFLOPS of performance with the GPU clocks at 926/1206MHz base and boost clocks, respectively. There's 4GB of GDDR5 RAM clocked at 6.6GHz on a 256-bit memory bus that is capable of 211GB/sec, and it all comes within a 120W TDP. This card is going to be immensely popular with gamers where NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1060 which starts at $249, and with gamers who don't want to spend over $199 but want 1080p 60FPS performance.

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Watch 26 minutes of leaked No Man's Sky footage

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 30, 2016 6:48 am

Spoiler Warning: If you don't want to potentially ruin your first run of No Man's Sky and keep everything fresh, steer clear of this post! Remember that guy who spent $1,250 on an early copy of No Man's Sky? Well he's just posted up a proof video, and now he's uploading freshly leaked gameplay footage to show us exactly what Hello Games' massively anticipate space sim has to offer.



No Man's Sky leaker Daymeeuhn is simultaneously loved and hated in the gaming world right now: he's loved for sharing an unbiased and unfiltered look at Hello Games' infinite procedural space sim, but he's also hated for spoiling things. To be fair, though, Daymeeuhn is just showing us an approximate look at the first 26 minutes of the game, and honestly the footage is a lot of stuff we've already seen.


The footage shows us that No Man's Sky will be a very grindy type of game. Gamers apparently start off on foot and have to explore, grind, and survive in harsh environments. The clip really shows a new dimension of No Man's Sky that isn't necessarily depicted in the other play sessions--the raw, grind-oriented face of the game that blends survival, crafting, ingenuity and exploration.

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Last day for Windows 10 free upgrade is today

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: Jul 29, 2016 5:38 pm

Today is your absolute last chance to upgrade to Windows 10 free of charge. Starting tomorrow, you'll have to shell out $119 for a copy.




The occasion marks not just the end of an offer, but also the end of Microsoft nagging you to upgrade, and the imminent launch of the Windows 10 Anniversary update (set for Tuesday, August 2).


Windows 10 has received a lot of criticism over Microsoft aggressive tactics surrounding the upgrade process as well as the Windows Store. Conversely, it's garnered a lot of praise for being more desktop friendly than Windows 8, as well as its performance benefits (particularly in games), among other perks.

Radeon 16.7.3 drivers improve Rise of the Tomb Raider performance

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jul 29, 2016 3:55 pm

AMD's new 16.7.3 drivers offer a performance boost in Rise of The Tomb Raider, as well as a fairly long list of bug fixes for various games and systems.




A 10% performance increase when using the RX 480 is claimed versus the 16.7.2 drivers, although as always, it's possible other cards will benefit as well.


As for the bug fixes, those cover Overwatch, Hitman, Total War: Warhammer, Dragon Age: Inquisition, DiRT Rally, DOTA 2, Doom, and Need for Speed, plus various system items like Wattman (which might not retain settings and flickering when using Freesync or two cloned displays.

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Pay what you want for 180+ hours of game dev training

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Jul 29, 2016 3:30 pm



If you can play them, you can make them. Embark on your own game-making journey with the Graphics & FX Mastery Bundle. Simply name your price, and you'll get training in Unity, VFX, and other game development technologies.


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  • Introduction to Game Development Using C++ and DirectX
  • SilhouetteFX: Intermediate Training
  • SilhouetteFX: Expert Training
  • Unity 5: Develop 2D & 3D Games
  • Creating Games in Unity Tutorials
  • Introduction to Windows 10 App Development
  • Vegas Pro 13 Training
  • SilhouetteFX: Beginner Training


Here's how the bundle works: pay any price to get the bottom two of the eight courses listed. Beat the average price, and unlock all eight.


WIth access to all eight courses, you'll delve into every facet of game design. You'll learn how to code with C++, and you'll discover how to develop 2D and 3D game assets with Unity, a popular game engine for today's developers. Additionally, you'll delve into video editing with Vegas Pro and learn how to make composites, color correct, and more.


Just name your price, and you can start your foray into game design with the Graphics & FX Mastery Bundle.

New Prey game isn't a sequel or a reboot, it's a re-imagining

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jul 29, 2016 2:14 pm

Arkane Studios' new Prey game isn't a sequel, a reboot or a remake. So what is it exactly? The devs have some answers.



Ever since the new Prey game was announced at Bethesda's E3 2016 showcase, fans of the original Prey game had a lot of questions. Everyone thought that Arkane's Prey was the long-cancelled Prey 2 sequel, whereas others thought it was a reboot. As it turns out, the new Prey is more like a loose adaptation set in the IP's universe.


"Prey is not a sequel, it's not a remake, it has no tie with the original. You have to look at it as a re-imagining of the IP," says Raphael Colantonio, president of Arkane Studios and creative director of Prey. "Prey isn't just about shooting aliens. It's more of a hybrid game where narratives mix with action and a little bit of an RPG layer. So you have some weapons, but you have lots of other things too, including powers you can learn from the aliens themselves."

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