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E3 hype gives Wolfenstein 2, Shadow of War up to 28% off

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Jun 14, 2017 2:16 am

If you got bit by the E3 hype bug, we'd highly suggest taking a step back and remind yourself that the show is designed to entertain and elicit an emotional response. Having said that, there are quite a number of exciting big titles heading our way later this year (no, it's not another Skyrim port). If you're one of those gamers preferring to play on Day One or near release date because you can't wait for a seasonal sale, the good news is that select retailers are offering pre-order incentives on upcoming titles to ride the hype train.

 

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We're spotting deals on Middle-earth: Shadow of War at a huge 28% off, Total War: Warhammer II at 20% off, and even Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus at a decent 21% off discount. For PC gamers who may be used to bigger pre-order incentives, the new price trend we've spotted for the last few years is that retailers are hesitant to deeply discount an unreleased Triple-A given publisher pressure and other factors. So to see discounts as high as 28% off was a pleasant surprise.

 

All deals below come with their pre-order bonus unless not explicitly stated (the Origin titles do not appear to have pre-order bonuses). Prices that should hold true are Middle-earth: Shadow of War, Warhammer II, and South Park: The Fractured But Whole. For deals using the coupon code listed below, they will expire later this week on June 16 - so act fast if you're

 

Use 10% off code: E3OFFER

 

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AMD Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X: 16C/32T @ 3.4GHz base

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Jun 14, 2017 1:26 am

AMD really has the high-end desktop market in a twist with their upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper CPUs, with a new tease of the Ryzen ThreadRipper 1950X processor, a 16C/32T part with a purported 3.4GHz base clock.

 

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The latest news is comign from a purported engineering sample on the ThreadRipper 1950X processor, which packs a base CPU clock of 3.4GHz and XFR boost clock of up to 3.7/3.8GHz. We should expect a huge 32MB of L3 cache, 8MB of L2 cache, bringing us to a total of 40MB of cache. In some benchmarks, it has been compared to Intel's higher-end Xeon E5-2697A V4 processor that features 16C/32T @ 2.6GHz base and 3.6GHz boost.

 

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The multi-core score of the Xeon processor is 30,450 while the ThreadRipper 1950X hits 24,539... but I'm sure there are plenty of optimizations that AMD will be making just like the normal Ryzen CPUs, and then the motherboard makers will surely optimizations for ThreadRipper and its multi-core performance.

Nintendo Switch misses out on Virtual Console revenues

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2017 12:31 am

E3 2017 - Japanese games-maker Nintendo missed a big opportunity to discuss its Virtual Console plans for the Nintendo Switch at E3.

 

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It remains unclear of Nintendo's new Switch handheld-console hybrid will receive a traditional Virtual Console presence or not to allow on-the-go play of classic games. Nintendo's Virtual Console service is a multi-platform digital shop that sells classic games like Super Mario Bros. 3 and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past from older Nintendo hardware generations, including the NES, SNES, Nintendo 64, and Game Boy Advance.

 

Nintendo announced that the Switch owners would get free monthly installments of classic NES games as part of its new paid Switch Online subscription plan, which costs just $20 for a year. The range of classic NES games included in the service will support online play, hinting that only two-player titles will be available. The service will debut with such games as Super Mario Bros 3, Balloon Fight, and Dr. Mario.

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Be a 'Daredevil' and enter our Season 2 Blu-ray giveaway

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Jun 13, 2017 11:56 pm

To celebrate this week's release of the second season of 'Daredevil' on Blu-ray and DVD, we have five Blu-rays to give away thanks to our friends at Walt Disney Home Entertainment.

 

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The razor-thin line between redemption and retribution explodes with a vengeance in Marvel's Daredevil: The Complete Second Season. With Wilson Fisk behind bars, Matt thinks his efforts to bring order to Hell's Kitchen are succeeding-until chaos reignites with two new arrivals: Frank Castle (a.k.a. The Punisher), an anguished ex-soldier determined to visit bloody, irrevocable "justice" upon his adversaries, and Matt's volatile old flame Elektra Natchios. Meanwhile, a lethal, relentless source of ancient evil continues to amass power. Now, as both the stakes and the body count rise, Matt faces a life-altering choice that forces him to confront what it truly means to be a hero.

 

To go into the running to win a prize, simply correctly answer the following question:

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Samsung Galaxy Note8 could be unveiled in August

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 13, 2017 11:24 pm

Although it was rumored that Samsung might unveil the Galaxy Note8 in September, possibly at IFA, the latest report claims otherwise.

 

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According to a source from South Korea, the company wants to unveil the Note8 in August, the same as they did with the Note7 last year.

 

The timing makes sense because Apple should launch the new iPhone in September, and this would give Samsung a slight advantage.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 skips E3 2017

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2017 10:21 pm

E3 2017 - Rockstar Games' massively anticipated Western skips E3 -- should we be worried, or is this all part of the plan?

 

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It's been seven months since Rockstar revealed Red Dead Redemption 2 with a cinematic trailer, and the game was noticeably absent at E3 2017. We expected to see a new bit of Red Dead Redemption 2 footage at E3, likely at Sony's presser since PS4 has exclusive content hinting Sony secured a marketing deal.

 

Since Red Dead Redemption 2's delay announcement Rockstar hasn't said a peep about the game. Now we know that Rockstar typically plays by their own rules and releases content when they want, but with Microsoft's new Xbox One X and Sony's PlayStation 4 Pro pushing 4K throughout 2017, we expected to see some sort of teasers that harness this new tech shown off at E3 proper. But Rockstar's Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube feeds are all focused on GTA Online.

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Meizu 7 Pro leaks: Secondary display and 6GB of RAM

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 13, 2017 9:17 pm

Meizu is expected to launch the Pro 7 this month, and the first images of the phone have already leaked.

 

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The leak shows back panels, which suggest that the phone will come with a dual camera and a secondary display on the back.

 

The secondary display will likely be used for notifications like other phones.

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Skyrim VR coming exclusively to PlayStation VR

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 13, 2017 8:14 pm

E3 2017 - Bethesda is keen on making their mark on virtual reality by bringing their biggest open-world RPGs into VR.

 

 

For the first time ever, players will be able to step into Skyrim's frosty wilderness in an immersive new way. Bethesda Softworks has announced Skyrim VR will release exclusively for Sony's PlayStation VR headset this year. Skyrim VR is a full adaptation of 2011's celebrated RPG, and like its cousin Fallout 4 VR that's coming to HTC Vive this year, the game features the full Skyrim experience with 200+ hours of exploration, quests, weapons and armor, and everything else the original game offered.

 

Skyrim VR also includes three DLC packs--Dragonborn, Hearthfire and Dawnguard--and may be compatible with premium Creation Club monetized DLC-like mods, but Bethesda hasn't said anything on that front.

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Destiny 2 on PC gets 4K 60FPS gameplay footage

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2017 7:05 pm

E3 2017 - Curious what Destiny 2 on PC looks like at 4K 60FPS? Bungie and NVIDIA have you covered.

 

 

Bungie is taking Destiny 2's PC version very, very seriously. The developer promises to tap the raw horsepower of higher-end rigs to deliver buttery-smooth frame rates and eye-popping 4K visuals, and we already know that the game can hit 4K 60FPS+ with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti. Bungie says that Destiny 2 on PC will have staples like uncapped frame rates, 21:9 UltraWide support, FOV sliders, a galaxy of video options, customizable keyboard and mouse mapping, and much more.

 

"We know we have to come out of the gate and be legit on day one. So we tried to focus on the things that we think will most say, to the PC gamer, 'we hear you, we love you and we want to support you,'" Bungie's Luke Smith said in a recent interview with PC Gamer.

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Super Mario Odyssey coming October 27 on Nintendo Switch

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 13, 2017 4:38 pm

E3 2017 - Nintendo today confirmed that its new first-party Mario game, Super Mario Odyssey, will release in October exclusively on the Nintendo Switch handheld-console hybrid.

 

 

Nintendo Switch's big mainline Mario game, Super Mario Odyssey, lets players take control of wacky characters and objects throughout a multitude of different worlds. Armed with Mario's trusty hat, players can toss the hat on nearby objects like robots, Bullet Bill, or even a Chain Chomp and take control of them--you can even toss his hat onto T-Rex's, frogs, and other objects for hilarious and zany fun. The world itself becomes alive in 3D platforming fun.

 

Super Mario Odyssey releases October 27, 2017 on the Nintendo Switch.

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