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Terry Crews visits Blizzard, meets with Overwatch team

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 18, 2016 8:08 am

Terry Crews has expressed interest in voicing an Overwatch character, and now there seems to be more to the story than previously thought, as Crews visited the Blizzard offices recently.

 

 

Crews took to Reddit not too long ago, saying: "I would LOVE TO PLAY DOOMFIST". Then on December 16, Crews visited Blizzard HQ and uploaded a few pictures, leaving the internet in a frenzy. As an Overwatch addict and fan of Crews, this would be incredible to see - Blizzard, please let Terry voice DOOMFIST, please?

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Elon Musk to dig tunnels, because traffic makes him mad

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Dec 18, 2016 6:02 am

Elon Musk, the visionary behind Tesla Motors, SpaceX, PayPal - and very soon, a company that bores tunnels underneath traffic so that Musk - and millions of others, won't have to sit in peak hour anymore.

 

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On Saturday, Musk tweeted: "Traffic is driving me nuts. Am going to build a tunnel boring machine and just start digging...", and if you thought he wasn't serious, a few hours later he added: "I am actually going to do this". Musk has said some out-there things before, so we don't know if he's going to be creating a boring company, but it could happen.

No Twitch stream of MLG Vegas Overwatch tournament

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 18, 2016 4:25 am

Overwatch fans will want to know that Major League Gaming will broadcast its upcoming MLG Vegas tournament through YouTube, as well as its own EVE player on MLG.tv, with no confirmation of a Twitch stream being made available.

 

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In previous MLG matches, the company has broadcast matches, news, and analysis on the official MLG YouTube page. Yahoo reports: "Earlier this year parent company Activision Blizzard announced that it was expanding its MLG.tv streaming platform through a partnership with Facebook, although there has been no confirmation that MLG Vegas will be streamed to the platform".

 

The upcoming major Overwatch tournament is on right now, with 8 teams competing for a $100,000 prize pool in Las Vegas.

id Software removes anti-temper tech from DOOM

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Dec 18, 2016 2:41 am

id Software has removed Denuvo's anti-tamper technology from DOOM, but didn't mention it in DOOM's latest patch notes. The anti-temper tech was stopping gamers can using mods in DOOM, but that's no longer the case with the update 5 patch.

 

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Denuvo said its anti-temper tech was removed from DOOM because it had done its job, protecting the game from piracy during its launch window. Denuvo's Robert Hernandez told Kotaku: "The simple reason why Denuvo Anti Tamper was removed from Doom was because it had accomplished its purpose by keeping the game safe from piracy during the initial sales window. The protection on Doom held up for nearly four months, which is an impressive accomplishment Hernandez for such a high-profile game".

 

The latest on DOOM is that AMD's next-gen Vega 10-based graphics card was running the game at 4K 60FPS+ on Ultra/Nightmare settings during their recent AMD Tech Summit 2016 in Sonoma, California.

GTX 1080 Ti spotted alongside 'Club GeForce Elite'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Dec 18, 2016 12:22 am

We've been hearing rumbles of the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti for a while now, but it seems we might be closer to the release than we thought - now that NVIDIA is reportedly preparing "Club GeForce".

 

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What is Club GeForce? PCWorld reports that NVIDIA's own GeForce Experience software teases it as: "I think of GFE Rewards as more than giveaways-it's a Club with exclusive benefits for GFE users. Through the Club we can help improve our customer's gaming experience and build a GeForce/GFE community". The benefits? One free indie game once a year, as well as a free skin or in-game item for a AAA game once every quarter. There's also weekly giveaways of full games, beta codes, hardware, and more.

 

In the post, there is a tease for "980 Ti users get first spot in line for 1080 Ti pre-orders"... which is, well, rather interesting to see. The post itself is from a LinkedIn post by NVIDIA looking for a Senior Marketing Manager - GeForce, Gamer Loyalty & Advocacy.

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PC Winter Sale: 83% off Valve's Complete Pack and more

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Dec 17, 2016 6:58 pm

The temperature may be dropping but the PC gaming deals are just heating up. Though Winter has not technically started, we're already seeing the beginning of the PC gaming Winter Sales this December. GMG has just launched their very own Winter sale this week with discounts on dozens of publishers titles like 2K and Valve with price breaks up to 90% with a stacking 10% off promo code.

 

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The instant savings + promo code discount combo is making new lows on several notable PC download titles. The Valve Complete Pack, which includes the coveted Counter Strike: GO, is down to a mere $17.09 after coupon. That's a massive 83% off the usual $100 list price.

 

Also notable are discounts on recent release like Civilization VI. Both Standard and Deluxe downloads are hitting new lows with a drop into the $41 to $55 range respectively. A full list of deals can be found here or else our top picks are listed below.

 

Use Promo Code: WINTER10

 

 

The GMG Winter sale will be around for awhile and will get frequent updates as time goes on. This current batch of discounts will mostly be valid now through December 26, though some end earlier on the 19th. The entire sale ends on January 9th, 2017.

 

Update 12/15 GamersGate has fired up their 2016 Christmas sale with hundreds of PC downloads. Generally GMG's deals will beat them out due to their 10% off coupon, BUT GamersGate has a wider selection and some strong leads including rare discounts on Warframe Packs and $5 Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor GOTY.

 

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Huawei introduces concept phone - Honor Magic

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Dec 17, 2016 6:50 pm

Huawei decided to end the year with their new concept phone introduced under Honor brand - Honor Magic.

 

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The Honor Magic does have the word "magic" in it, but there is very little magic in this concept phone. Yes, it is Huawei's curviest phone so far, but when a company is introducing a concept phone, it is expected that they will try to push the boundaries of conventional phone design and introduce something new or different. But that's not the case with the Honor Magic.

 

As mentioned earlier, the Honor Magic has every edge and corner curved which gives a somewhat different look to the phone. The device comes with a 5.09-inch AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.

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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.

 

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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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