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New images of the upcoming LG G6 leaked

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 20, 2017 8:27 pm

While the Samsung Galaxy S8 is the most anticipated smartphone for the next few months, there is a lot of fuss about the new LG phone as well.

 

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The LG G6 will be unveiled before the S8, on February 26th in Barcelona. The new images from the case maker Ghostek give up a glimpse of what to expect from LG's flagship.

 

The images show the case that company is doing for LG, but we can also see the phone inside the case. According to the images, the G6 will come with a dual camera and a fingerprint sensor on the back of the phone.

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COD: Infinite Warfare - best-selling game of 2016 in US

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 20, 2017 7:29 pm

Can you believe that Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare was the #1 game of 2016? I can't either, but according to NPD Group's latest monthly report, which tracks sales in the US only. This isn't global, but the US is a pretty big market for gaming.

 

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Battlefield 1 was in second place, but whimpered just 10% more sales than EA's last Frostbite-powered game, Star Wars: Battlefront. This is also a sign that BF1 wasn't the massive game EA and DICE, and gamers were hoping for. Surprisingly, The Division was in #3 - but Ubisoft has been making some large and swift changes to the game since it launched.

 

My favorite, Overwatch came in #7 place, while even Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was in the top 10 sitting in #8. Remember that NPD Group doesn't consider digital sales in Battle.net titles, so Overwatch would be much higher on that chart if they did.

The entire gaming market slumped 12% in the US last year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 20, 2017 11:21 am

I hate to be the ringer of bad news, but the entire gaming market - both consoles, and PC - dropped 12% in the United States in 2016 compared to 2015's numbers.

 

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The latest report from NPD Group said that PC software sales increasing by 5% in 2016 - compared to the 13% drop in 2015 - while console and portable software dropped 6%, hardware dropping by a larger 24% chunk, and accessories with a 6% drop. Overall, the gaming industry in the US dropped 12% to $12.1 billion.

 

Do you think the release of the Xbox Scorpio and Nintendo Switch will help console hardware, software, and peripherals sales this year? What about the next-gen Ryzen CPU from AMD, RTG's upcoming Vega GPU, NVIDIA's new graphics cards - and hopefully a tease of Volta at GTC in May? And, what games are looking to be big sales - because 2016 was filled with massive AAA titles, but 2017 isn't looking as lucrative to game publishers in terms of large sequels.

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Bloody new 'Logan' trailer embraces hard R-rating

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jan 20, 2017 5:11 am

Hugh Jackman's Wolverine character is set to make a final stand in 'Logan', which has just released a graphic new trailer.

 

 

Set in the year 2029, 'Logan' finds the X-Men universe with an aging Wolverine losing his healing abilities, whilst struggling to protect an ailing Professor Xavier and a mysterious young girl named Laura. With both lives in peril, Logan ventures into one more battle. Starring Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart, the film is set to be the an explosive finale to the roles they've played for nearly two decades.

 

'Logan' hits cinemas worldwide from March 3.

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Buy Resident Evil 7 on Xbox One, get it on the PC, too

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 20, 2017 4:16 am

Resident Evil 7 is only days away now, with Xbox boss Phil Spencer confirming that Capcom's latest horror survival game is an Xbox Play Anywhere title.

 

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This means that you can buy it on the Xbox One, and then play it on your Windows 10-powered gaming PC. More and more developers are jumping onto this, which is a great thing to see. Resident Evil 7 on the other hand, is something Capcom promises as a return to form, with a new twist on the series at the same time.

 

Resident Evil 7 will be scaring gamers on January 24 on PC, Xbox One, and PS4.

Zelda: Breath of the Wild has an awesome physics engine

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 20, 2017 2:09 am

If there's a system seller for the Nintendo Switch, it would be The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which we're now hearing more details on.

 

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During an interview with Eurogamer, veteran designer Eiji Aonuma - who has acted as the director, as well as the producer on each Zelda game since Ocarina of Time, and acts as a Godfather to the series, teased new details on Breath of the Wild.

 

The physics engine was a topic of discussion, where Aonuma said: "Another example of a challenge we faced was the physics engine. We wanted a consistent physics engine throughout the world that worked in a logical and realistic way. Actually implementing that was sometimes more complicated than it seemed. [For example], one day I picked up the latest build of the game and went to an area, and saw that all the objects that were supposed to be in that area weren't there. I was quite surprised and confused, and I realised after asking the programmer, the reason the objects weren't there was because the wind in-game had blown them all away". Amazing stuff, eh?

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Hitman goes HDR on PC, PS4, Xbox One next week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jan 20, 2017 12:01 am

HDR gaming is continuing to pick up steam, with Hitman to soon join the HDR club in an upcoming patch that will be pushed out next week.

 

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All versions of the game will receive HDR functionality, with the PC, Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game to be updated on January 31. Square Enix and IO Interactive have released a screenshot teasing some of the improvements to expect, but you really need a HDR TV or monitor to understand the difference - and it's big.

 

The developer teases: "As an example, think of 47 in a dark room looking out a bright window. Without HDR you would not be able make out what's outside, whereas with HDR you can simultaneously see details inside the room and outside the window. Another extreme example is the sun. Without HDR we could not render the sun brighter than a white piece of paper, so we had to 'simulate' the sun being blinding. With HDR we can draw the sun several times brighter, so that it is actually close to being blinding, just like in real life".

It's morphin time for new 'Power Rangers' trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jan 19, 2017 10:35 pm

The 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' are back, and this time they've bought some star power with them! Lionsgate have today released the first trailer for the upcoming reboot, and I'll be honest - it looks kinda fun.

 

 

Starring Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Banks, Bill Hader and relative newcomers Dacre Montgomery, Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler, Becky G and Ludi Lin as the Power Rangers crew, the film looks to reinvigorate the 90's series for a new generation of fans.

 

'Power Rangers' hits cinemas in Australia on March 23 and in the United States the following day.

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The Nokia 6 sells out in just one minute

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jan 19, 2017 9:24 pm

Earlier this month, HMD unveiled their first Nokia-branded Android smartphone, and the device proved to be an instant hit.

 

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In its first flash sale for the Nokia 6, the device sold out in just one minute. While we don't know how many units have been sold, this isn't surprising considering that the phone received over a million registrations for their first flash sale.

 

The Nokia 6 has a 5.5-inch full HD display wrapped in 2.5D Gorilla Glass. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with X6 LTE modem. The phone comes with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage.

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MSI reveals VR Jam winners

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jan 19, 2017 8:47 pm

MSI today announced the winners of its VR Jam contest, which had over six hundred teams across 72 countries competing for a chance to win awesome prizes from MSI, including its GP52M VR gaming laptop and its high-end Aegis X gaming desktop.

 

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MSI has announced four winners from the contest: 1st prize goes to the Netherlands' Sander Sneek with the VR game Block Rocking Beats; second plays goes to England's Dan Knight and Ben Barton for their game Mass Exodus; third place goes to Serbia's Slobodan Stevic and Nand Ognajanovic for their VR game Derail Valley.

 

The MSI community choice award goes to Ghost Alpha Project, a VR game that sees players as a futuristic ninja that wields transforming lightsaber-like weapons to wreak havoc on their foes. Oh man, that sounds like a blast.

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