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Far Cry 5's world evolves based on your decisions

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 26, 2017 6:26 pm

Ubisoft today announced Far Cry 5 in a new reveal trailer, showcasing key features including an impressive dynamic open-ended environment that evolves based on your decisions.

 

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Far Cry 5's Hope County, Montana might be ruled by crazy gun-toting religious hillbilly psychopaths, but the rural landscape feels like the real star of the show. The in-game world is filled to the brim with environs straight out of Montana; golden wheat-filled prairies, forests with rivers and streams snaking through, and snowtopped mountains that saw the sky. But outside of its beauty, Ubisoft Montreal promises Far Cry 5's setting actually has a life of its own--a life that will react and change as you make key decisions.

 

Ubisoft says Far Cry 5 is a "world that evolves", describing Hope County as a "dynamic open world that adapts and reacts to the choices you make." Players will rise up and build a resistance to overthrow the menacing Joseph Seed and his fanatical, maniacal doomsday cult, and every resistance fighter you recruit will push the story forward in meaningful ways. The developers also affirm that bad decisions will spawn new unique experiences: "your choices affect the world as new gameplay opportunities rise for the chaos."

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OnePlus Confirms: OnePlus 3T is being discontinued

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 26, 2017 5:26 pm

A couple of weeks ago we reported that OnePlus might be discontinuing the 128GB version of the OnePlus 3T device. The company's official websites in numerous countries listed the phone as 'discontinued,' but they quickly changed it to 'out of stock.'

 

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Fast forward to today - the company has announced that it is discontinuing the OnePlus 3T in an official blog post. OnePlus says this is "the last call to buy the OnePlus 3T before stock runs out".

 

The company says that there are only a few devices left in their warehouse and if you want to get the OnePlus 3T, now's the time.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake coming in 'next 2 to 3 years'

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 26, 2017 4:27 pm

Fans will be waiting quite a while for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII: Remake.

 

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In our recent report, we outlined Square Enix's fiscal year projections and what that means for its content slate, iterating that anticipated games like Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII: Remake may not release until 2019 at the earliest. Now Gematsu noticed an interesting tidbit in Square Enix's financials that says FF7R and KH3 actually may not release until 2020.

 

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"This slide shows our release lineup for FY2017 as well as for FY2018 and beyond. We plan to launch each of these upcoming titles in the next three years or so," Square Enix CEO Yosuke Matsuda said in the company's financial report in regards to the above slide. A 2020 release for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII: Remake would put both titles in Square Enix's 2021 fiscal year timeline.

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Far Cry 5 release date announced with new trailer

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 26, 2017 3:22 pm

Ubisoft today dropped Far Cry 5's announcement trailer, and revealed a release date to boot, giving us a good look at the upcoming shooter.

 

 

Contrary to our predictions, Far Cry 5 will launch late in Ubisoft's fiscal year pipeline on February 27, 2018. The fifth chapter in the franchise sees Far Cry coming to America for the first time ever, and takes place in Hope County, Montana, a fictional rural community ruled by chaotic religious fanatics led by the game's principal antagonist, Joseph Seed.

 

Far Cry 5's reveal trailer certainly feels a lot like Grand Theft Auto V mixed with a splash of Just Cause. The trailer itself was made with real in-engine footage, hinting the game will have a new level of dynamism not seen before in previous Far Cry games. What's quite interesting is that players actually get to make their own hero from scratch--you can customize your avatar as you see fit, and aren't locked to one preset type.

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iPhone 9 to come in two OLED models - 5.28 and 6.46-inch

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 26, 2017 1:19 pm

While we are still waiting for the launch of Apple's flagships for this year, and still don't actually know whether or not the company will call their new phone the iPhone 7S or iPhone 8, a new report has emerged regarding the iPhone 9. Yes, the iPhone 9, which should be Apple's 2018 flagship.

 

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According to the report, the iPhone 9 will come in two sizes, presumably the iPhone 9 and iPhone 9 Plus, but the screen sizes will be bigger than what we are used to.

 

The report claims that the smaller iPhone will have a 5.28-inch display, while the larger will feature a huge 6.46-inch one.

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Aerocool unveils first gaming chair with edge lighting

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: May 26, 2017 11:33 am

Computex 2017 - Aerocool is the first to market with a gaming chair that lights up, unveiling their new Project 7 gaming chair with cable lighting that emits a beautiful sky blue that gels perfectly with the Project 7 colors.

 

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You'll be able to adjust the lighting through an independent controller that's placed on the side of the Project 7 gaming chair, with a light cable that Aerocool has built into the edge roll stitching.

 

Aerocool has crafted its new Project 7 gaming chair with a black and blue design that features moulded foam pads in the seat and backrest, while providing 4D adjustable armrests.

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Monster Hunter XX coming to Nintendo Switch

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 26, 2017 1:23 am

Capcom isn't giving up on the Nintendo Switch after all.

 

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Capcom today announced that Monster Hunter XX is coming to the Nintendo Switch console.

 

The publisher didn't provide any official details about the game, but it should be a solid port of the upcoming 3DS title, and there's no confirmation of a North American release. However, Monster Hunter XX is already out on the 3DS in Japan, so we may see a localized port. Nintendo will assuredly showcase the game during its E3 2017 livestream event.

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Destiny 2 uses hybrid servers, P2P and peer-to-client

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 26, 2017 12:32 am

PC gamers weren't happy when Bungie's Luke Smith confirmed Destiny 2 on PC won't have dedicated servers, but that's actually half of the story. The studio chimes in to explain how Destiny 2's online networking works on PC.

 

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According to Bungie's Matt Segur, Engineering Lead on Destiny 2, the PC version of the upcoming shooter actually has a "unique networking model" that's a hybrid of P2P and client-based servers. "We've seen a lot of people asking about how the networking model works for Destiny 2. Many are concerned by our announcement last week that Destiny 2 doesn't have dedicated servers. While that's useful shorthand, the full answer is more complex because Destiny has a unique networking model."

 

Remember that while Destiny 2 will use Blizzard's Battle.net client to handle the game's registration and social features, the game's PC servers will be hosted and run by Bungie themselves. In fact, Segur says that Bungie and Activision are investing in new server infrastructures such as cloud servers to build "unique technology" to host Destiny 2.

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Dreamcast's Seaman game is getting a sequel

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 25, 2017 11:32 pm

When SEGA said it plans to remaster, re-release and revive classic IPs, what are some of the first games you think of? Skies of Arcadia maybe? Virtua Fighter? Well how about Seaman? SEGA seems to think we all need a little more Seaman in our lives.

 

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Seaman, one of the weirdest AI simulation/pet games ever released, is apparently getting a new sequel. Seaman's original creator Yutaka "Yoot" Saito just teased a new game in the bizarre franchise. In fact, Saito teased a website called www.seaman.ai, which is "under construction," further hinting at a sequel.

 

When it was released on the Dreamcast in 1999, Seaman was a big hit in Japan, spawning a direct sequel on PS2. The "game" was actually more of a simulated pet maintenance type of experience that used voice commands via the Dreamcast's microphone. Players would care for the weird specimens and even talk to them as they grew and evolved. The Seaman creatures had a marginal AI and could act on their own, leading to some weird interactions to say the least.

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Only 37% of active PS4 users bought PS Plus

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 25, 2017 10:39 pm

Sony earns the bulk of its revenue from Games and Network Services, including PS4 sales and subscriptions to popular services like PlayStation Plus, but most PS4 owners actually don't buy into the digital service.

 

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At it's recent Investor's Day briefing, Sony released some new metrics to underline the future of its games business. These slides actually reveal something quite interesting: out of the 70 million Monthly Active Users (MAUs), only 26.4 million gamers keep their PlayStation Plus subscriptions active for the full year. That means roughly 37% of active PS4 users buy into yearly PS Plus subscriptions. Despite this seemingly low number, subscriptions like PS Plus are quite lucrative for the Japanese electronics giant, and contributed to the total $14.7 billion in sales and operating revenue the Games and Network Services segment earned last fiscal year.

 

Sony has consistently doubled-down on subscription-based services and transformed its PlayStation 4 console as the nexus for its myriad digital services, offering subscriptions like PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now for games, PlayStation Vue network TV broadcasts, its PlayStation Video and PlayStation Music storefronts and streaming services, and its ULTRA 4K streaming service.

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