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GTA 6 rumored to be unveiled Sep 7, features Eva Mendez

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 4, 2016 1:14 am

Sony is set to unveil the refreshed PS4 and next-gen PS4 Neo console, but there's now a juicy rumor that is set to have the internet alight - Rockstar will unveil Grand Theft Auto 6 at the same time. The last we heard on GTA 6 was our report on the possibility that GTA 6 or Red Dead Redemption 2 could be unveiled soon, and then our report from early last year.




Rockstar is rumored to unveil GTA 6 at Sony's PlayStation Meeting this month, with it being teased by industry insider 'Tidux' on Twitter. Tidux tweeted a cryptic tease, with a little guitar and a star, followed by #PSM. Now, that might not sound like much - but the guitar could be 'rock' and the star is... well... a star. Rock + Star = Rockstar Games, thus the birth of refreshed GTA 6 rumors.



If GTA 6 is unveiled next week, it would make for some interesting times regarding its release. Could we see GTA 6 on the PS4 and Xbox One, while the PS4 Neo and Xbox Scorpio could run a 1080p 60FPS or 4K version of the game, looking closer to the PC version of the game. It happened with GTA 5, which looked worlds better on the PC in high resolutions than it did on the potato boxes.


GTA 6 will reportedly have a female protagonist, voiced by Eva Mendez - this is another huge chunk of the rumor, and it would mark for an interesting turn in the world of Grand Theft Auto protagonists.

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AMD's next-gen 'Starship' CPU features 96 threads

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Sep 3, 2016 11:42 pm

AMD has been making strides in its CPU division, but the next big leap looks like it'll come from something called 'Starship'. What is Starship? According to our friends at Fudzilla, Starship rocks 48 physical CPU cores, and 96 threads in total - yeah, it's a beast.




Starship is a concept project right now, with AMD looking to land the CPU sometime in 2018 or beyond. AMD will tap the 7nm process, skipping the 10nm node for Starship, using GlobalFoundries as their semiconductor manufacturer.


Fudzilla reports - and yes we know, this report is from June - that AMD's next-gen Starship will arrive in TDPs of 35W and 180W, so we're sure the 180W part will be the 96-threaded beast.


Why it matters: AMD is getting into the headlines for all the right reasons, and a 96-threaded server CPU is something I want to see. Now I want to get my hands-on some server-grade hardware to prepare to salivate all over Starship and its 96-threaded CPU goodness.

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Sep 3, 2016 11:30 pm



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Supreme Court dismisses Lindsay Lohan's GTA V lawsuit

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 3, 2016 10:27 pm

After two long years and who knows how many lawyer and court fees, the Supreme Court has officially dismissed Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive.




Two years ago Lindsay Lohan kicked off a legal battle against Rockstar Games for allegedly using her unauthorized likeness for Lacey Jonas, a character featured in Grand Theft Auto V that was used in promotional materials and box art. In March of this year it looked like Lohan had a legal leg to stand on when Judge Joan Kennedy motioned for the case to move forward.


Now half a year later, the New York Supreme Court Appellate Division has dismissed Lohan's case, citing that Grand Theft Auto V is a work of fiction and satire and therefore doesn't "fall under the statutory definitions of advertising or trade." The court further dismissed Lohan's claim that Rockstar used her likeness for GTA V advertisements, saying that "use of the character in advertising was incidental or ancillary to the permitted use, and therefore was not commercial."

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SEGA seriously considering Shenmue remasters

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 3, 2016 7:07 pm

After decades of waiting, Shenmue fans might get their wish after all: SEGA is seriously contemplating remastering the original RPGs.




Earlier this year, SEGA said it wanted to bring back classic Dreamcast games. The publisher was instantly inundated with requests for Shenmue I & II remastered ports, with practically the entire gaming sphere discussing how awesome it'd be to replay the beloved series again (this nostalgic spirit manifested itself in the wildly successful Shenmue III Kickstarter). Now SEGA says that Shenmue remasters have its full attention.


"There is definitely a desire [to resurrect classic games]," SEGA Europe boss Jurgen Post told MCV. "Even online, people are constantly talking about products they would like to see come back, and Shenmue 1 and 2 are probably in the top two places. We are looking into it. It is an old IP, it is a beloved IP - and not just by consumers, but also within Sega, we have people saying that if we could do Shenmue 1 and 2 all over again, we'd definitely go for it."

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Best Labor Day gaming laptop deals roundup

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Sep 3, 2016 2:40 pm

If you're in the market for a new gaming or work laptop, we've got you covered this Labor Day weekend. We are thus far spotting some decent discounts from big-name manufacturers such as Lenovo, all the way to value-oriented offerings from ASUS and HP alike. Depending on your budget and needs, you'll find anything from giant 17-inch laptops with mid-range GPUs, to no-frills $200 laptops with entry-level processors.




While we personally aren't huge gaming laptop fans - because nothing beats being able to customize your desktop to your liking (or budget); one has to agree that the mobility offered up by a gaming laptop can be quite appealing. After all, it's not exactly easy to lug around a gaming rig through the college years, or to local LAN parties.


We've picked through hundreds of laptop deals in Lenovo, HP, Best Buy, and more. Everything in the list below is at or near their respective historic low price point. Most deals will take you straight to the retailer in question while select few may require coupon codes or further steps.


Lenovo Gaming Capable Laptop Deals



HP Gaming Capable Laptop Deals



Lenovo Business Laptop Deals



MacBook Air Deals



Work and Entry-Level Laptop Deals

Sony's wireless earpiece lands in November as Xperia Ear

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Sep 3, 2016 3:30 am

Sony has teased its wireless earpiece before, but now the Japanese electronics giant has teased at IFA 2016 that it will be launching its new Xperia Ear wireless earpiece in November.




Sony's upcoming Xperia Ear is a wireless earpiece that the company will be launching in November "starting in select markets", with the company keeping the price of Xperia Ear under wraps, for now.


The company says that Xperia Ear will use something that Sony calls an "Agent", that will be your personal, in-ear assistant that is also a window into the super-connected world of Google Now. Sony claims that Xperia Ear should have all-day battery life, and that it is light enough that you can wear it for most of the day without it becoming uncomfortable.

Google reportedly working on 4K-capable Chromecast

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Sep 3, 2016 1:32 am

Google is reportedly working on a high-end successor to the Chromecast, with Android Central reporting that the search giant is working on an upgraded Chromecast capable of 4K video.




The new 4K-ready will reportedly be called Chromecast Plus or Chromecast Ultra, and will arrive with 4K capabilities. We should expect HDMI 2.0, and 4K videos on YouTube, as well as Chromecast support to playback Netflix content in 4K. We should expect Google to unveil the new Chromecast during their next-gen Pixel and Pixel XL smartphone unveiling.

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JBL announces Google Now integration in its speakers

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Sep 2, 2016 11:42 pm

Google Now really does make your life better, so JBL's decision to include Google Now voice integration into their portable speakers, it sounds like a no-brainer.




JBL's current portable speakers in the Flip 3, Charge 3, Xtreme, and Pulse 2 are capable of being updated with Google Now support. All you'll need to do is download or update the JBL Connect app, grab the update, and press the play/pause button on your speaker to start using Google Now.


The update also includes Siri integration, so iPhone owners won't miss out on voice integration in JBL speakers.

Overwatch free-to-play next weekend for Xbox One, PS4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 2, 2016 10:39 pm

Blizzard has surprised Xbox One and PS4 gamers with an Overwatch free-to-play weekend announced for next weekend, September 9-12, with all 22 characters and maps being made available.




During the free weekend, you can earn Loot Boxes and level up various characters to your hearts content, maintaining your progress if you decide to buy Overwatch after the free play weekend. PS4 owners won't need PlayStation Plus subscription in order to play online, while Xbox One owners will need a subscription to Xbox Live Gold.


Why you should play it: Overwatch is Blizzard's very first FPS, after so many RPS and MMORPG work in the years of Diablo and Warcraft, and with its team-based gameplay, the game has an incredible sense of achievement and teamwork. Most of all, it's damn fun - until you lose in the last 0.1m, and scream your house down.