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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: TweakTown | Posted: Nov 6, 2015 4:35 pm



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Halo 5 players spent $500,000 on microtransactions since launch

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 6, 2015 2:30 pm

Halo 5 isn't even two weeks old yet, and the community has already spent an insane amount of cash on the in-game microtransactions. 343 Industries has introduced players to a new kind of addiction, and it's paying dividends for the studio and Microsoft.




Microsoft has spent a lot of time tooting its own horn with Halo 5, touting that the game has "smashed records" to become the biggest Halo launch in history. Now 343 Industries has revealed a different kind of milestone, inadvertently announcing that Halo 5 players have shelled out no less than $500,000 in REQ pack purchases since the game launched.


"Earlier this year, we announced that the tournament prize pool would start at $1,000,000, and today, we're excited to announce that thanks to your REQ Pack crowdfunding, an additional $500,000 has already been added to the pool. This sets the current Halo World Championship prize pool at $1,500,000, and the total continues to grow each day."

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Lytro's new Immerge sees the company moving from still photos to VR

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Nov 6, 2015 12:31 pm

Lytro pushed the boundaries of still photography with its impressive Light Field camera, but it is now shifting into the world of VR with the world's first professional Light Field solution for cinematic VR with 'Immerge'.




Immerge is a large sphere that has multiple layers mounted on top of a tripod, and inside is a camera - with the entire device powered by a large server on wheels that is capable of both the storage and processing required to capture, and manage data. Software wise, Lytro is providing a Light Field editor that will integrate existing visual effects tools, and the Light Field video playback engine.




Lytro's Light Field video playback engine is capable of working with the likes of the Oculus Rift, Sony's PlayStation VR, HTC Vive and even the HoloLens from Microsoft. The company said that Immerge was built specifically to provide a lifelike presence in VR with "six degrees of freedom". Immerge doesn't just capture images and stitch them together for a VR experience, instead it rebuilds a version of that scene that reacts to the user.

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YouTube now offers Cardboard VR support on all YouTube videos

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Nov 6, 2015 10:33 am

Earlier this year YouTube began offering 360-degree video support, but now the YouTube app has been updated with full support for Cardboard-compatible VR users.




Better yet, you can now watch any video in Cardboard, even if it wasn't filmed with VR in mind. The video sharing giant has a playlist of full 360-degree content, where it'll have a small Cardboard icon in the bottom right. Tapping this icon and sliding your smartphone into the viewer will allow you to be immersed in that world.


There's another part of YouTube's VR push, where you can load any existing video on YouTube and see it in a Cardboard-friendly UI. This option is found in the overflow option menu when watching a video, where it will shrink down the video and mirror it on both halves on the screen. Impressive stuff.

Just Cause 3 rendering at 900p on Xbox One, 1080p on PS4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 6, 2015 8:33 am

Not that we are surprised, but Avalanche Studios has revealed the rendering resolutions for its upcoming open-world title Just Cause 3. On the Xbox One, it'll be pumping away at just 900p while on the PS4 it will render at 1080p.




During an interview with GamingBolt, Game Director on Just Cause 3 Roland Lesterlin said: "The game runs at 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox One. We do so much with physics and screen space effects, that we are confident our players will thoroughly enjoy themselves no matter the platform they play the game on".


Just Cause 3 launches on December 1 for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

AMD releases new Catalyst 15.11 beta drivers for COD: Black Ops III

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Software | Posted: Nov 6, 2015 6:10 am

Activision and Treyarch are preparing Call of Duty: Black Ops III for its release tomorrow, with AMD launching some new drivers for Radeon gamers in the form of Catalyst 15.11 beta.




The new Catalyst 15.11 beta include performance optimizations for Black Ops III, as well as a few bug fixes which will include the issues with Ashes of the Singularity crashing on some Radeon 300 series cards with 2GB of RAM, and you shouldn't see those nasty driver timeout errors in Star Wars Battlefront.


There are still issues with the new Catalyst 15.11 beta drivers, with Crossfire users set to experience flickering while playing Black Ops III in a multi-GPU setup, as well as issues with Batman: Arkham Knight, which is just a buggy mess of a game on PC anyway. You can grab the new AMD Catalyst 15.11 beta drivers here.

Blizzard's new game 'Overwatch' confirmed for Xbox One, PS4 and PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Nov 6, 2015 3:56 am

We had heard rumors that Blizzard would be announcing Overwatch for the current-gen consoles, but the developer has confirmed that Overwatch Origins Edition will indeed hit the Xbox One and PS4 next year.



The official website teased that Overwatch Origins Edition will arrive "on or before" June 21, 2016 and that you can buy it through, but that link isn't working just yete. The first-person shooter has been securing its fair share of hype through Twitch streams and the new public beta is getting some good airtime for the game.

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'Hateful Eight' trailer features all the Tarantino touches

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 10:43 pm

Tarantino's first film in three years; 'The Hateful Eight' has had a more difficult birth than most of his features, but by the looks of the just released full theatrical trailer, it's shaping up to be another modern classic in a filmography that's already littered with exceptional films.



Starring Samuel L. Jackson, Kurt Russell and Jennifer Jason Leigh, the project is based off an original story written by Tarantino revolving around eight rugged westerners who seek refuge on a mountain pass during an aggressive blizzard. After the script was very publicly leaked prior to the start of production and subsequently shelved, Tarantino significantly re-wrote segments before re-entering production.


'The Hateful Eight' will be released in a limited U.S. engagement on Christmas Day 2015, before a full worldwide release in early January 2016.

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MSI launching sleek, all black Z170A SLI PLUS motherboard

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 6:33 pm

Today MSI launches the final motherboard in its PRO series line with the Z170A SLI PLUS, the "sequel" of sorts to the X99A SLI PLUS.




The big ticket items are USB 3.1 Type-C, SLI and Crossfire support, Steel Armor PCI-E slots for heavy video cards in multi-GPU configurations, Military Class 4 components (Hi-c Caps, Super Ferrite Chokes and Solid CAPs) for stability, and 4K UHD support. And then of course there's the very welcome minimalist all black design.


Pricing or availability are not yet known.

Microsoft acquires MileIQ app developer

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Nov 5, 2015 5:24 pm

Microsoft has been on an acquisition spree the past few years and isn't showing signs of stopping anytime soon. Today it scoops up Mobile Data Labs, creators of the Android and iOS app MileIQ, which helps you track your driving miles on the job for deduction or reimbursement purposes.




Corporate Vice President of Outlook and Office 365 Rajesh Jha says Microsoft is "thrilled to welcome Mobile Data Labs to the Microsoft family to work on new ways to improve the productivity to millions more mobile professionals."

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