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Rare Quake Arcade Tournament Edition on EBay - 1 of 20?

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 7, 2014 11:20 am

A rare Quake Arcade Tournament Edition cabinet from LAZER-TRON tipped up on EBay this past week. The seller claims it's one of only twenty made. This is the first one we've ever seen or heard of.

 

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From the seller:

 

This is the real deal. A complete, working, original Lazer-Tron Quake Arcade Tournament Edition game. Comes complete with the original Pentium II Quantum3D Quicksilver Arcade PC, prize redemption printer, keyboard, mouse, and manuals.

 

Legend has it that only twenty of these prototypes were manufactured. When the game was first introduced, Lazer-Tron was bought out and due to problems with the contracted programmer, the game was never further developed. This is one of the 20 prototypes! You will likely never again have an opportunity to purchase a game like this!

 

Game Info:

 

The classic PC shooting game has been adapted for tournament play in the arcade. This prototype features modified deathmatch levels and a special custom weapon. Machines may be linked to provide competitive play. The game is a direct conversion from the PC game, but with a few changes. The monsters may drop an occasional prize pack when killed. The machine contains a prize printer that would print out a special ticket reward, presumably much like a redemption machine. The game is powered by a complete Pentium PC inside the game. A keyboard and mouse can be found immediately below the control panel (not accessible by the player, however). The PC contains a Quantum 3D video card used to display the game's graphics. There are a number of settings that affect options not available in the original PC version of the game. At least two cabinets can be linked together for deathmatch competitions.

 

That's not the whole story though.

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Dropbox has reportedly secured $500 million in financing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 7, 2014 10:37 am

According to a report by Recode, Dropbox has secured itself another $500 million in funding. Recode has said that it has confirmed the financial news with "sources close to the situation".

 

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The last time we heard about Dropbox's financial position, the cloud storage startup was valued at $10 billion, where it raised some $350 million in equity funding.


Get on board for Disney's Planes Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Apr 7, 2014 10:00 am

To celebrate this week's release of the 2013 CG animated featurePlanes on home video formats, our friends at Disney Home Entertainment have supplied us with copies of the film on Blu-ray to give away to three lucky readers. Filled with extra features including featurettes, deleted scenes and a brand new song, Planes will be a must have for families who've worn out their Cars Blu-rays.

 

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To go into the running to take one copy home, simply answer the following question in 35 words or less:

 

If you could jump on a plane today, where would you go and why?

 

To enter, simply 'like' this post and share via Facebook and Twitter and send your answers, along with your postal address to ben at TweakTown.com before the competition closes on April 10th. The total prize pool is approximately $119.85.

 

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Disney'sPlanes is available on 3D and 2D Blu-ray and DVD from Australian retailers from April 9th.

The New York Knicks' J.R Smith sets two records in one game

By: Tyler Bernath | More News: Sport | Posted: Apr 7, 2014 9:58 am

J.R Smith, New York Knicks' guard attempted 22 three-pointers Sunday night in a contest against the Miami Heat. The 22 shot attempts hoisted Smith into the record books for the most 3-pointers attempted in one game a record previously held by Damon Stoudemire since 2005. Out of those 22 attempts, Smith did manage to score on 10 of them setting yet another record for the most 3 pointers by a New York Knick.

 

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As for the game itself, the Knicks lost to the Miami Heat 102-90. This loss to the Heat drops the Knicks further behind the Atlanta Hawks in the bid for the East's last playoff berth.

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Google rumored to unveil its Android TV device soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Apr 7, 2014 9:34 am

Google has already tried to enter the living room, but it looks like the Mountain View-based search giant is ready to give it another try. The Verge has a great exclusive on Android TV, something that would compete with the many devices in our living rooms, and many that aren't even out yet.

 

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Major video app providers are currently building out software for the platform, with Google marketing Android TV as an entertainment interface, and not a computing platform. This means that Google is pushing for the living room specifically, and not a mobile device like most would expect. Considering Google already has Chromecast, it's a bit of a weird step for the company.

 

Android TV would feature scrolling "cards", something that Google Now and Google Glass use. Users can interact with their device using a normal remote control that would feature a four-way directional pad, enter, home and back buttons. There's no dates or concrete info, but I'm sure we'll hear more about it at Google I/O in June.

The Megalodon shark hidden in Battlefield 4 has been found

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 7, 2014 7:33 am

After four months of searching, the Megalodon Easter egg in Battlefield 4 has been found. There's a video clip below where you can check it out, but the hunt has been on-going since December last year.

 

 

JackFrags, a YouTuber, explained why he thought the Megalodon Easter egg existed, where he believed the mythical shark was swimming in the waters of Paracel Storm, but couldn't find it. After the Naval Strike DLC was released, a new map called Nansha Strike was unveiled, where the Megalodon was found.

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A sequel to Wreck-It Ralph is on its way!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Apr 7, 2014 6:19 am

Wreck-It Ralph was one of those surprise hits, where I didn't have much interest in watching it, but once I did it quickly became a close favorite of mine. Well, a sequel to the movie is on its way according to the composer on the first movie, Henry Jackman.

 

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Jackman said: "I can't tell you more, not because I'm being coy, but I believe that it is officially on the cards. I don't know any more other than a story is indeed being written. I'd be very surprised not to. I'm not blowing my own trumpet. Forget about the music. Just the movie itself I thought was a fantastically imaginative and creative piece of work".

 

The director of the original Wreck-It Raph, Rich Moore, talked with Moviehole shortly after the first movie was released, saying that he would like to see Mario in the next Wreck-It Ralph. He said: "We'll really come up with something good for Mario to do [in the next film]. To be able to present him in the sequel, would be great".

Derek Jeter claims 8th on MLB hit-list

By: Tyler Bernath | More News: Sport | Posted: Apr 7, 2014 5:21 am

In the last season of his illustrious career, Derek Jeter has furthered his climb on the all-time hit list. Today, in a game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Jeter added two hits one in the third and fourth innings bringing his career total to 3,320 passing up Paul Molitor and bringing him closer to 7th place holder Carl Yastrzemski and 110 hits behind Honus Wagner which hold 6th on the all time hit list.

 

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When asked about the milestone Jeter replied "It's special; I grew up watching Paul,I played against him briefly. I have a lot of respect for him and his career. Any time you talk about eighth in anything, it's special. It definitely means a lot."

Amazon unveils 'Dash' for ordering groceries with its Fresh Account

By: Roshan Ashraf Shaikh | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Apr 7, 2014 4:23 am

If you cannot make the time to do grocery shopping, a retail giant may have the solution you. Amazon introduces 'Dash', a service that allows you order groceries via a device that uses barcode scanner and a microphone for voice search.

 

 

Dash is an approximately 6-inch device which connects via Wi-Fi to PCs or smartphones where you can check the ordered items. Once the device is connected to your Wi-Fi network, Amazon Dash is always signed in to your Amazon Fresh Account.

 

As of now, Amazon implemented this service for public testing. The online retail giant is accepting applications from those who are interested to test the product. The company will be testing this in Southern California, San Francisco or Seattle.

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Qualcomm announces 'Mu-Mimo', three times faster than Wi-Fi standard

By: Roshan Ashraf Shaikh | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: Apr 7, 2014 3:29 am

Qualcomm recently made an announcement about Mu-Mimo (Multi-User, Multiple input and Multiple Output) technology that is considered as a breakthrough in wireless technology as its three times faster than Wi-Fi speeds.

 

The development of MU-Mimo took seven years for research, but in the end it turned out to be a great technology. Wi-Fi access points work by serving one user at the time, but MU-Mimo works even with multiple users.

 

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The company explains,"Using MU-MIMO is like using the carpool lane: the Wi-Fi Highway doesn't change, but grouping up with other users lets you go much faster while de-congesting the other lanes."

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