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Overwatch will soon have CTF mode, and a server browser

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Feb 8, 2017 8:09 am

Normally a game launches with or without a server browser, and if it launches without a server browser - usually the developer will say it's either coming soon, or not at all.

 

 

Blizzard have decided with 'not at all' with Overwatch, but it seems the developer has been cooking a server browser for Overwatch in the background. Blizzard teased the server browser at Blizzcon, but now it's even closer - with the server browser letting you create and search for custom games in a public list, divided by region.

 

Overwatch will soon receive a new patch that will include the server browser, but the new patch will also let you gain XP in custom games, just as you do in Quick Play, Arcade, and Competitive modes.

 

Not only that, but there will be a new Capture the Flag mode in Overwatch, after it was a success in Overwatch's current seasonal event, Year of the Rooster. CTF will be available as a custom game mode in the new patch, after it goes through usual testing in the Public Test Realm (PTR).

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BenQ teases flagship 4K projector, costs $8000

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Feb 8, 2017 6:38 am

4K is all the rage right now, with BenQ stepping up to the home theater plate with its new flagship HT8050 home theater projector.

 

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BenQ's new HTG8050 projector offers 4K video, and THX HD Display certification, which is something IMAX theaters have - so BenQ is aiming for quality here, folks. BenQ uses 14 elements that the company says improves sharpness, color, and brightness.

 

How much will BenQ's new 4K-capable HT8050 home projector cost? $7999. It'll arrive on February 24, perfect for Valentine's Day - and remember, use the excuse "but we can Netflix and Chill TOGETHER streaming 4K Netflix" to your significant other.

Sony's new camera sensor shoots 1080p video at 1000FPS

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cameras | Posted: Feb 8, 2017 5:29 am

One of the most successful parts of Sony is its mobile camera division market, with the company having their sensors in many flagship smartphones - but their new one? Yeah, it's going to be even better.

 

 

Sony has been teasing a new sensor that will be capable of capturing 1000FPS at 1080p, which allows you to slow the video down 64x. In the current smartphone camera sensors, there is no mechanical shutter, which is why we have that horizontal scrolling effect when panning quickly, or with fast-moving objects.

 

A new layer of DRAM has been added to Sony's new camera sensors, directly into the camera sensor - something that will let the sensor process and buffer frames at a much quicker rate, resulting in a higher frame rates. This will reduce the horizontal scrolling effect, resulting in smoother video.

 

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We should expect Sony's new camera sensor to be inside of Apple's new iPhone X smartphone - well, at least I expect it to be, and upcoming flagship smartphones from Samsung next year, or maybe the Galaxy Note 8 later this year.

The 'Pirates of the Caribbean' are back in new trailer

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Feb 8, 2017 4:56 am

It's been a while between drinks, but the fifth entry in Disney's 'Pirates of the Caribbean' franchise will soon be with us, and it's returning another classic character for good measure. The studio has just released an extended look at their $5 million dollar Super Bowl TV spot for your viewing pleasure.

 

 

Directed by franchise newcomers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg (Kon-Tiki) from a script by Jeff Nathanson and produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, 'Dead Men Tell No Tales' is set to return Johnny Depp as the iconic pirate, as well as Orlando Bloom and Geoffrey Rush. Javier Bardem joins the series for the first time as the film's big bad; Captain Salazar.

 

'Dead Men Tell No Tales' is set to berth at theatres in 2D, 3D and IMAX across the world on May 26th 2017.

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Core i7-7700K overclocked to 7.2GHz with liquid helium

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 8, 2017 4:32 am

Intel's current Core i7-7700K processor is a beast on its own, but at 7.2GHz? That's another story, something that German overclocker 'der8auer' has hit, using liquid helium.

 

 

The overclocking milestone for the 7700K was reached at the ASUS Absolute Zero event, and overclocking event that saw Der8auer pushing the CPU to 7.2GHz using liquid helium cooling. Liquid helium is impressive, as it sits at an insanely cold -296C (around 70C lower than liquid nitrogen).

 

Liquid helium cooling is more expensive than LN2, but it does go 70C lower than LN2. Are we looking at the next level of overclockers using liquid helium, which costs around $4300 for 33oz of the super-cool stuff.

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Corsair's first fully-built 'Corsair One' PC coming soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Feb 8, 2017 3:14 am

Corsair is getting into the PC building business with its upcoming 'Corsair One' gaming PC which looks ridiculously awesome.

 

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The new Corsair One PC has been designed with the best parts on the market, and an eye for perfection, with the company making the Corsair One from the ground up to "power anything and everything you love to do".

 

We should expect Corsair to unleash its new One PC very soon, and now I want one on my desk to join my 2560x1440 165Hz and 3440x1440 100Hz gaming displays. Gushing here, Corsair.

Intel preparing new Kaby Lake CPUs to battle AMD Ryzen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: Feb 8, 2017 1:29 am

AMD is preparing an onslaught of 17 processors in its Ryzen family, and while I personally think Intel will be dropping prices on their CPUs as they're - for the first time in years - preparing for big competition in the consumer CPU game.

 

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Intel is reportedly preparing two new Kaby Lake CPUs in the form of the Core i7-7740K and Core i5-7640K, which will both rock higher clock speeds, but also a higher TDP. The Core i7-7740K will 'replace' the Core i7-7700K (because it's been so long since it was released) and will feature the same 4C/8T goodness from the Kaby Lake architecture, on the 14nm+ process node.

 

The purported Core i7-7740K will have a 4.3GHz base clock speed, while boosting up to 4.5GHz - it'll also have 8MB of L3 cache, and a 112W TDP.

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The white Xiaomi Mi MIX sold out in under a minute

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Feb 7, 2017 11:26 pm

At this year's CES, Xiaomi announced that the beautiful Mi MIX would soon come in a white color as well.

 

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The day has arrived, and in the first flash sale the white Mi MIX sold out in under a minute. The device, with 4GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage, was selling for around $510. The 6GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage version is, for now, available only in black color.

 

The device comes with a 6.4-inch screen, 2040x1080 resolution, and an incredible 91.3 percent screen-to-body ratio, which the company says is the world's 1st.

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Forza dev working on open-world game, may be new Xbox IP

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Feb 7, 2017 10:30 pm

UK-based Playground Games is best known for its high-profile Forza Horizon racing series, but the team has opened up a separate games studio to work on an entirely different project.

 

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Playground founder Ralph Fulton confirmed that the new game wouldn't have anything to do with racing. In fact, it'll be an open-world type of game set in an entirely different genre than the studio is used to, and the project might even be the new Xbox IP that Microsoft exec Phil Spencer recently teased. Microsoft's Xbox brand has worked closely with Playground for the Forza Horizon series, and this could be a unique opportunity to create something fresh.

 

"We feel like we've become pretty good at racing games over the years. We can always get better, we can always strive to get better but we'd love to prove ourselves in a different genre. That's another goal of Project 2, to allow us to do that. It's a great opportunity for us to test ourselves in a different genre," Fulton told GamesIndustry.biz.

 

While the second studio is working on this unique open-world game, Playground's principle team will continue belting out Forza Horizon games.

 

"Our business with Forza over the last six, seven years has been great for us. It remains the cornerstone of our business - we're not running away from racing, we still feel passionate about making new racing games and delivering new experiences for our players."

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ZTE to announce Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Feb 7, 2017 9:28 pm

LG and Google are set to introduce the first two smartwatches running Android Wear 2.0 on February 8th - LG Watch Sport and Watch Style.

 

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However, they won't remain the only smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 for very long. According to the leaks, ZTE is supposed to unveil their first watch to run Android Wear - Quartz.

 

The image of the ZTE Quartz along with some specs have already leaked, and we are looking at 3G connectivity meaning you will be able to take calls even if your smartwatch isn't paired with a phone.

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