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Dynasty Warriors 9 announced, has open-world gameplay

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 17, 2016 12:52 pm

Koei Tecmo today announced Dynasty Warriors 9, a new chapter to the landmark strategy fighting game.



Dynasty Warriors 9 was announced during Koei Tecmo's "Greatest Games Lineup in History" stream, with the game set to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Dynasty Warriors series. A platform or release date was not revealed, and we're not sure if the game will even cross over to the West.


Koei Tecmo promises that Dynasty Warriors 9 will be a "rebirth" for the series with major changes and overhauls, and will be set in an open-ended world this time around. Official details are slim, but we do know that Zhou Cang will be a new character in Dynasty Warriors 9.


Check below for some concept art:

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Final Fantasy 15's NewGame+ mode drops Dec 22

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 11:41 pm

If you've already beaten Final Fantasy 15's main game, you'll soon be able to blast through it a second time: the game's anticipated NewGame+ mode will drop on December 22.




Final Fantasy 15's first DLC pack drops next week, and includes two different Holiday Pack packages for free users and season pass owners alike. The free Holiday Pack features a new song, a unique a Level Stopper accessory which will cancel out all EXP gains (which is actually a nice touch if you feel like you're progressing too fast--or if you need a challenge), a new T-shirt, and tickets for the special January event. The Holiday Plus pack is exclusive to FF15 season pass holders and includes everything in the free Holiday Pack in addition to a bunch of accessories and items.


Along with the holiday DLC, gamers can download a new content update that adds the NewGame+ mode, offering even more replayability to an already amazingly robust RPG experience. You'll also get new unique photo frames in the update to show off your Promptography collections on social media.

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Nintendo shares slide by 5% after Super Mario Run launch

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 10:16 pm

Nintendo's new Super Mario Run mobile game is expected to rake in an impressive $60 million in its first month, but the company's actual investors aren't happy about the mobile game's business plan. This disapproval triggered a noticable slide in Nintendo's share prices, which dropped by 5% after the game's reveal.



Investors aren't too enthusiastic about Nintendo's current path: they hated the Switch handheld-and-console hybrid, and now they disapprove of Nintendo's business tactics surrounding its first-ever mobile game, Super Mario Run. Sky News reported that Nintendo's market shares dropped by 5% on Super Mario Run's release on Apple iOS devices, representing a staggering $2 billion in potential market value loss.


Nintendo's investors aren't keen on the company's "free to start" model, which allows mobile users to download the game for free in a limited trial capacity, then prompting users to pay $10 to unlock the full game. The biggest concern investors have is that most players may not actually convert over and buy the full game. The asking price is much too high, and I think investors would be much more comfortable with a flat $3 or $5 fee or perhaps a free-to-play model with microtransactions.

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Konami president joins Hideo Kojima's new dev team

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 5:20 pm

In a delightful twist of ironic events, Konami Europe's top brass has defected over to Hideo Kojima's new Kojima Productions dev team to work on Death Stranding.




Shinji Hirano, the ex-president Konami Europe, has crossed over to join forces with Hideo Kojima, Konami's estranged superstar and beloved creator of Metal Gear Solid series. The update was spotted on Hirano's updated LinkedIn profile. What's even more deliciously ironic is that Hirano now serves as acting president of Kojima Productions--a role he's well-suited for given his past experience spearheading Konami's European branch.


According to the Koalition, Hirano has been serving as KojimaPro's president for the last two months, joining the team in November 2016. As Kojima Productions's president, Hirano is "responsible for managing extremely talented creative teams as one single entity and providing the leadership to make company successful as one of the greatest creative studios in the world."

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This 681 HP Ferrari will be released in only 10 units

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 4:31 pm

Ferrari unveiled their new limited edition car - J50. The two-seater car is introduced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Ferrari in Japan, which is why the car is named J50.




Based on the 488 Spider, the J50 is powered by a specific 690 cv version of the 3.9-litre V8 that won the overall International Engine of the Year Award this year. The output is up by 20 horsepower, giving the J50 a total of 681 HP.


The design of this mid-rear-engined roadster is futuristic, but the inspiration for the car's bodywork was inspired by iconic Ferrari cars such as the F40 and F50.

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Spin the globe and listen to stations around the world

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 3:28 pm

There are a lot of online platforms and apps that let you listen to the radio stations around the world, but Radio Garden, a Dutch project, shows the radio stations around the globe on one interactive map. Basically, it's the Google Maps for radio stations.




When you open the page, you will see our planet and green dots. Each green dot represents a radio station. The page will automatically start playing a radio station that is closest to your location. But then, you can spin the globe, click the green dot and listen to radio stations in any part of the world.


From its very beginning, radio signals have crossed borders. Radio makers and listeners have imagined both connecting with distant cultures, as well as re-connecting with people from 'home' from thousands of miles away - or using local community radio to make and enrich new homes.

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Facebook turns Messenger's camera into a Snapchat copy

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Apps | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 2:35 pm

Instagram recently added a new feature Stories, which is a clear copy of Snapchat. Now, Facebook introduced a new camera feature in their Messenger that lets you add special effects and art on your photos and videos. Sounds familiar?




On their official blog, Facebook says that users send over 2.5 billion emojis, photos, stickers and videos every day on Messenger, and they expressed hope that this new feature will enable even more visual messaging.


In some ways the camera is now replacing the keyboard. As more people use Messenger in their everyday lives, we wanted to make it faster, simpler and more fun to send photos and videos - so we built the new Messenger camera.


The new Messenger Camera will debut 3D masks and special effects "which make it super easy to apply an artistic filter to your full-screen photo and to turn your world into a work of art," says the company.

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Instagram reaches respectful 600 million users

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Social Networking | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 1:26 pm

Instagram announced that as of December 15th the social platform has more than 600 million users. The Facebook-owned company added that the last 100 million Instagrammers joined in just the past six months.




This is a huge success for Instagram who has managed to double the number of its users in just two years.


A lot has changed this year, but the Instagram community and the diversity of expression it provides has remained consistent. From all of us at Instagram, thank you for being you. We can't wait to see what you'll make next.

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Netgear: 11 routers vulnerable to remote hacking

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 7:33 am

Security researcher Andrew Rollins has discovered 11 different models of Netgear routers that have been vulnerable to remote hacks, with Rollins even warning Netgear about the problem all the way back on August 25, but didn't receive a reply.




Rollins went public with the announcement after waiting 3 months, which saw Homeland Security throwing out a warning a few days ago, and now Netgear is finally in the fold, admitting that it knows about the problem. Netgear has announced the affected models, and will release patches... for some of them.


Here's the list of the affected routers:


  • R6250*
  • R6400*
  • R6700*
  • R6900
  • R7000*
  • R7100LG
  • R7300
  • R7900
  • R8000*
  • D6220
  • D7000


Netgear has patched the R6250, R6400, R6700, R7000 and R8000 - but it's not easy, as you'll need to manually update your Netgear router, as the company doesn't have a way of providing over-the-air updates. Netgear hasn't said a word on whether they'll be updating the other models just yet, but Rollins did talk with Wired, where he said it's "not that hard to fix at all".

Colorful's iGame Z270 mobos teased, ready for Kaby Lake

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Dec 16, 2016 6:04 am

Intel is poised to unleash its next-gen Kaby Lake family of processors at CES 2017 in January, and now we're getting a glimpse of Colorful's incredible stack of 200-series motherboards.




Colorful's upcoming 200-series motherboards will use both the Z270 and B250 chipsets, and will fall into the iGame and Tomahawk series. Colorful's iGame Gamer Customization is their high-end motherboard that sports a slick red and black color scheme, and armor plating that is placed across the entire board.




The board will include an 8-pin power connector, 14-phase IPP digital power supply for overclocking, VRMs are found under large heat sinks for heat load management, 4 x DDR4 DIMMs that support up to 64GB, 3 x PCIe 3.0 x16 ports, 4 x PCIe x1 ports, 1 x M.2/U.2 port, and 6 x SATA 6Gbps ports. There's also Killer LAN, HDMI/DisplayPort outputs, USB 3.1, 6 x USB 3.0, and 8 x USB 2.0 ports. We should expect a price of $250 or so.

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