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GIGABYTE introduces GeForce GTX 10 series gaming laptops

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 8:55 am

GIGABYTE has made its new gaming laptops powered by the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics card official, with the new P55 and P57 series as well as the thinner and lighter ULTRAFORCE Series P35 and P37 units.



GIGABYTE's new gaming laptops can be configured with Intel's new Skylake-based Core i7 processor, as well as the usual high-end tech like M.2 PCIe SSDs, DDR4 RAM, USB 3.1 with Type-C, and HDMI 2.0 connectivity. The P35 and P37 models come with the GeForce GTX 1070, while the P55 uses a GTX 1060 and the P57 knocks it back up to a GTX 1070. All of the models are actually quite thin, and not as thick and large as some of ASUS and MSI's current-gen models.

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Battlefield 4 price drops to just $4.99 on Origin

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 7:55 am

Remember paying $60 or more for Battlefield 4? Yeah, well EA has just dropped the price of Battlefield 4 to just $4.99, down from its listed $19.99 price. Battlefield 4: Digital Deluxe edition has dropped from $39.99 to just $9.99.




EA has also dropped the price of Battlefield 3 to just $4.99, down from its original $19.99 pricing. Everything Battlefield related has discount as well, with the DLC packs heavily discounted - like Battlefield 4: Ultimate Shortcut Bundle slashed from $39.99 to $9.99. The bundle includes all of the weapons, vehicles, and gadgets in the Battlefield 4 base game - saving you the time of playing countless hours to unlock all of those weapons.


If you weren't punished enough from Battlefield: Hardline already and wanted to see what all the fuss was about, it has been discounted from $29.99 to $7.49, while the Battlefield: Hardline Ultimate Shortcut Unlock has bottomed out from its $59.99 price to just $14.99. Get in on the Battlefield 4 discounted goodness right here!

ASUS unleashes new GeForce GTX 10-series gaming laptops

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 7:17 am

ASUS has just unveiled its new gaming laptops powered by NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards, led by the huge 18-inch GX800 laptop that packs a 4K display and GeForce GTX 1080s in SLI. Yeah, GTX 1080s in SLI, in a laptop.




Starting with the new ASUS ROG GX800, we have an 18-inch 4K display with GeForce GTX 1080s in SLI, providing some truly crazy performance. The new ROG GX800 includes the ROG-exclusive Hydro Overclocking System that pushes the CPU, GPU and RAM to their limits for additional performance.


The new ASUS ROG GX800 and its 18-inch 4K display includes NVIDIA's G-Sync technology, the MechTAG (Mechanical Tactile Advanced Gaming) keyboard with mechanical switches and customizable RGB LED backlighting for each key. The new ASUS ROG GX800 requires 2 x 330W power adapters, but when you're getting the performance of GTX 1080 SLI, would you care? It's pretty insane, whatever the scenario is.

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Origin PC launches its new GeForce GTX 10 series laptops

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 5:42 am

Origin PC has just announced their upgraded range of gaming laptops, with the EON15-X, EON17-X, and EON17-SLX now available with higher-end NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 series graphics cards and higher refresh displays, right up to 120Hz. You can check out, and order Origin PC's new gaming laptops right here.




The new EON gaming laptops from Origin PC can be configured with a GeForce GTX 1060, GTX 1070 or GTX 1080 - and your choice of a 1080p 120Hz display for the EON17-X and EON17-SLX laptops, and if the 120Hz refresh rate isn't your thing, Origin offers a 4K display as well. Origin PC CEO and co-founder Kevin Wasielewski said: "ORIGIN PC's EON laptops now offer a ridiculous 3X higher performance over our previous generation of award-winning laptops. Now is truly the best time to own a high-performance laptop. Every single ORIGIN PC EON laptop now offers desktop class graphics, VR Readiness, 4K NVIDIA G-SYNC screens, ORIGIN PC professional GPU and CPU overclocking, and free lifetime 24/7 support based in the US".


Now, what about specs?


The New EON17-SLX Features:


  • 120Hz 1080p Display or 4K Matte Display Options
  • NVIDIA G-SYNC Support
  • Up to Dual NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Desktop Class Graphics Cards
  • VR Ready
  • Up to an Intel Core i7 6700k Desktop Processor
  • Professional ORIGIN PC CPU and GPU Overclocking
  • Up to 64GB of DDR4 Memory
  • (2) USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-C Ports, (5) USB 3.0 Ports
  • FREE Lifetime 24/7 US Based Support

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Intel's Project Alloy, a wireless 'merged reality' HMD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 4:31 am

IDF 2016 - Intel has just unveiled its new Project Alloy headset, a wireless merged reality headset, that is the company's VR headset design - without the need for any other components.




Intel's headset will include everything you need to render the merged reality, with an internal battery for power, 3D cameras and sensors powered by Intel's own RealSense motion tracking technology, and more. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said that the headset is capable of "merged reality" which blends elements of the real-world, into the virtual one. During the Intel Developer Forum, the company demonstrated someone wearing a Project Alloy headset user who was holding a dollar bill in his physical hand, where he was shaving down a virtual block of gold in the VR world.


Krzanich said: "We believe the capability of Alloy and what it introduces is significant. It gives the opportunity to merge the physical and virtual world together". The company says that a merged reality headset should solve some of the issues about VR blocking out the real-world, where you can't see anything happening around you when the VR headset is on. Intel's new Project Alloy headset doesn't have any of the advanced and precise tracking technology that HTC and Valve designed with Lighthouse for the HTC Vive system, so we're looking towards an improved GearVR, with higher-end technology inside.

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TV's 'Mr. Robot' renewed for third season

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 3:41 am

Fans of TV's 'Mr. Robot', listen up - this isn't a hack. The future of your favourite series has been secured by USA Networks.




Currently broadcasting its second season, the hacker drama 'Mr. Robot' has been renewed for a third season according to Deadline Hollywood, which is due to air in 2017. Speaking on the announcement, Chris McCumber, the President of Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable said "We couldn't be more proud of Mr. Robot, a series that has pushed boundaries, captured the cultural zeitgeist, and been honored as one of the best dramas on television. Midway through its second season, Mr. Robot continues to break new ground and open up new opportunities for the network."


The main cast, including leads Rami Malek and Christian Slater are all expected to return - but will the full cast make it to the end of the season? We'll just have to keep watching!

No Man's Sky is the biggest release on Steam for 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 3:28 am

Despite its issues, No Man's Sky has become the biggest launch on Steam of 2016. There were plenty of day one issues related to performance, and then negative reviews and even on my personal Facebook news feed, I had friends saying "is this it?" and "I'm already bored". Above it all, No Man's Sky still soared on Steam.




According to SteamDB, which collects data from Valve's official Steam Stats, there were 212,620 simultaneous gamers playing No Man's Sky on its launch day. Some of the biggest launches of 2016 couldn't keep up with No Man's Sky, with XCOM 2 only seeing 133,000 on its launch and Dark Souls III saw 130,000 while The Division had just 114,000 playing. This means that more people were playing No Man's Sky during launch, than any others at this point.

BioShock: The Collection requires 70GB on the Xbox One

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 2:27 am

BioShock: The Collection requires a buttload of HDD space on the Xbox One, where you'll need a huge 70GB of HDD space in order to install all three BioShock games that are included in The Collection.



The new release is available for pre-order and pre-download right now, with BioShock: The Collection including the original BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock: Infinite. All three BioShock games have been remastered for the Xbox One, where they'll run at 1080p - and The Collection includes all of the DLC from the BioShock games, except for the multiplayer mode on BioShock 2.


BioShock: The Collection will be released on September 13 in the US, September 15 in Australia, and September 16 elsewhere in the world for the Xbox One. You can purchase and pre-download BioShock: The Collection right now, but be warned; you need 70GB of HDD space available.

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Disney prepping live-action 'Little Mermaid' film

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Aug 17, 2016 12:34 am

Walt Disney are digging deep to exploit their catalogue of beloved animated classics such as 'Cinderella', 'Alice In Wonderland', Beauty and the Beast' and 'Dumbo', and today they've confirmed the development of another. God help them if they ruin it.




Deadline Hollywood have confirmed the studio is moving ahead with a live action feature based on the 1989 hit 'The Little Mermaid'. Broadway writer Lin-Manuel Miranda will join forces with songwriter Alan Menken who penned the original songs for the animated film. Miranda is said to be a big fan of the film, naming his child Sebastian after the film's main character.


It's still very early in development, with a script not yet written and no casting announcements yet made. On the latter, I'll give them so free advice - make sure she has red hair.

4K footage of Gears of War 4 debuts

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 16, 2016 10:32 pm

Know what's better than Gears of War 4 Gamescom footage? Gears of War 4 Gamescom footage in 4K, of course. NVIDIA teamed up with Microsoft to create just that, giving you an idea of what people are getting their hands-on at this year's event.



The footage is about 10 minutes long and features not previously revealed enemies and weapons. For Gears fans, especially those on PC, it's a treat and gives you a strong idea of what the game is all about.

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