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Nintendo explains why its so secretive about the NX console

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 15 hours ago

Apart from revealing a March 2017 release window, Nintendo has been quite silent about its new NX console. Now legendary Zelda and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto reveals the reasoning behind this long-standing silence, and it all has to do with a "new idea."

 

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"In terms of NX, there's an idea that we're working on. That's why we can't share anything at this point, and I don't want to comment on the other companies. If it was just a matter of following advancements in technology, things would be coming out a lot quicker," Shigeru Miyamoto told the Associated Press.

 

Miyamoto's words echoes those of Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima, who said that the NX represents "a new way of thinking" about consoles. But what is this new idea and new way of thinking? Based on tons of past rumors, patents, and insider info, we've been able to take a lot of the mystery out of the NX, especially its unique features.

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Final 'Star Trek: Beyond' trailer peaks at the right time

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 3 days, 16 hours ago

After a summer of disappointing sequels and coming off the back of an initial teaser trailer that had many long-term 'Star Trek' fans switching off, the latest trailer for 'Beyond' has reignited interest in the upcoming sequel.

 

 

Starring Chris Pine as Captain Kirk, along with Zachary Quinto as Commander Spock, Simon Pegg as Scotty and Karl Urban as Bones, and Idris Elba as the big bad Krall, 'Beyond' is the third film in the J.J. Abrams multiverse (now called the 'Kelvin Timeline') and is directed by 'Fast and Furious' director Justin Lin.

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Microsoft's new tool fixes Start Menu issues in Windows 10

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 3 days, 18 hours ago

If you've ever experienced issues with the Start menu in Windows 10 (won't open, tiles disappearing, etc.), Microsoft has a cure for what ails you. The newly released Start menu troubleshooter will automagically check for and repair any issues it finds.

 

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To download it, click here for the direct link or here for the indirect link if you're the cautious type. And if you're having trouble with the Store or your printer, official troubleshooters exist for that too and can be found with a simple search on the Microsoft support website.

Overwatch dethrones League of Legends in Korean PC bang rankings

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 20 hours ago

For the first time in nearly four years, League of Legends is not number one in the Korean PC bang (LAN center) rankings, according to League analyst Monte Cristo. As of this week, it stands high above the competition at 27.86%, but is topped by Overwatch at 30.36%.

 

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The remaining games on the list are (roughly translated) Sudden Attack, Fifa Online 3, Dungeon Fighter, Starcraft, Lineage, Blade & Soul, Diablo 3, and Aion.

 

Overwatch has become a bonafide hit worldwide with 10 million total sales at last count, and excellent communication and patches from developer Blizzard has further encouraged its success. Meanwhile, League remains a juggernaut, but a significant portion of its player base has grown discontent with Riot's gameplay changes and lack of reception to feedback in recent times.

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System Shock Remastered renamed System Shock, is now a reboot

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 21 hours ago

Prior to launching its Kickstarter for System Shock Remastered this week, developer Night Dive Studios has changed the name of the game to simply System Shock, while proclaiming the new take on the classic game is a reboot.

 

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"We felt that the amount of passion and resources that we are putting into this game elevated it beyond the expectations that someone would have for a remaster," says CEO Stephen Kick. "This is a full-fledged reboot of a classic game into something new."

 

The Kickstarter launches tomorrow (Tuesday) at 12PM PT, at which time a demo will be made available to everyone through Steam, GOG, and Humble.

Woman wins $10,000 in forced Windows 10 upgrade case

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 3 days, 22 hours ago

While Windows 10 is a fine operating system, it's drawn a lot of ire from those not yet ready to upgrade to it (and even some from those who have) in light of Microsoft's aggressive tactics. Late last week, there was a win for the people when California resident Teri Goldstein sued Microsoft when her failed Windows 10 upgrade reportedly rendered her system unusable and customer service couldn't help her. Goldstein won the case and was granted $10,000 for lost time and the cost of a new system.

 

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While $10,000 is chump change to Microsoft, the win provides a precedent for potential future cases.

 

The software giant appealed the initial judgment but later dropped it, which it claims was to avoid the expense of further litigation (no doubt increased exposure was a concern as well).

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Design your own AI with this online training

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 3 days, 23 hours ago

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Machine learning is the field of study devoted to pattern recognition and prediction in computer science. Without it, major innovations like self-driving cars and voice recognition wouldn't be possible. Dive into this groundbreaking field of study with the Complete Machine Learning Bundle, only $39.99.

 

Across 10 different courses, you'll receive over 63 hours of training in big data, sentiment analysis, object-oriented programming and much more. You'll experiment with decision trees and get exposed to a number of different coding languages too as you work on several data-driven projects with R and Python.

 

Normally $780, the Complete Machine Learning Bundle is available to TweakTown readers for only $39.99, over 90% off its retail price.

AMD's next-gen AM4 socket pictured on the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Impact

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 4 days, 7 hours ago

Update: It appears this post from WCCFTech has to be taken with a rather large grain of salt, as @null1ng on Twitter tweeted us, directing us to these images - showing that the photos used in the article aren't right. Ugh.

 

AMD's next-gen AM4 socket is still on its way, with a new look at a high-end AM4 motherboard from ASUS and their ROG brand. The ROG Crosshair VI Impact motherboard supports the AM4 socket, bringing support for the upcoming Summit Ridge and Bristol Ridge processors, which will be released later this year.

 

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ASUS is set to add all of the features that AMD's next-gen processors will offer, with the Bristol Ridge-based range of APUs to hit the next few months, and the new Summit Ridge-based FX processors in Q4 2016 - both of which will be powered by AMD's new Zen architecture. What will the ASUS ROG Crosshair VI Impact motherboard bring to the table? Not only will the AM4 socket appear, but we will be able to use existing AM3+ coolers on the board, as well an external VRM PCB that connects to the motherboard.

 

The external VRM PCB includes an 8-phase Impact Power III design that sports top of the line components like the IR3553 PowIR Stage MOSFETs, MicroFine alloy chokes, 10K Japanese-made black metallic capacitors and other components that will ensure the best power delivery for stable operation and overclocking headroom. ASUS should also use the Impact Control III I/O panel that will offer easy-to-reach access to the start, reset, clear CMOS, and USB BIOS flashback switches.

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Tesla inks $9 billion deal to build a new factory in China

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 4 days, 9 hours ago

Tesla Motors is eyeing off China as its new production hub, with the company signing a non-binding agreement with Jinqiao Group, which is a Chinese government-owned company.

 

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Jinqiao Group will be constructing the production plant for Tesla, where it will be built-in Shanghai. Tesla has reportedly signed a $9 billion on the deal after company CEO Elon Musk teasing six months ago that Tesla would choose China as a production facility site by the middle of 2016.

 

According to Bloomberg's report, both companies will invest $4.5 billion into the production plant, making it a much larger investment than Walt Disney Co.'s Shanghai-based theme park, which cost them $5.5 billion. How will Tesla benefit with a production plant in China? The electric car maker is paying 25% import tax it pays for each and every electric vehicle is ships to the country.

Battlefield 1: experimenting with weapons in closed alpha test

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 10 hours ago

EA is currently holding a closed multiplayer alpha test for Battlefield 1, and gamers are already testing out specific interactions and experimenting with all of the weapons, vehicles, and explosive WW1 mayhem.

 

 

Ever wonder who whens when two players bayonet charge one another in Battlefield 1? What's the deal with mustard gas? Can you kill players with medic syringes? How close do you have to be to a grenade for it to kill you? YouTuber jackfrags goes mythbusting in the closed Battlefield 1 alpha test to answer a bunch of these questions and generally play around with the game, seeing what works and what doesn't.

 

Check below for a quick bullet list of everything we've learned from the footage, including the full list of grenade types, gasmask/gas interactions, bayonet charges, and much, much more. Also remember that the game is still in its alpha state, so a lot could change from now until release. The info below is based on the current unfinished alpha build.

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