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Red Hat now first multi-billion dollar open-source company

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 7:25 pm

There's a lot more money to be made from Linux and open-source software than you probably realized: Red Hat just became the first open-source company to make $2 billion. This isn't the first time it's set a record, either: four years ago it became the first Linux company to make $1 billion. All this without relying on venture capitalists, no less.




Red Hat president and CEO Jim Whitehurst says "enterprises increasingly adopting hybrid cloud infrastructures and open source technologies" are largely responsible for the big numbers. In hard terms, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and cloud operating system RHEL are doing better than ever subscription-wise.


The company expects to make between $2.38 and $2.42 billion in the 2016 fiscal year; if this keeps up, they'll set another record in short order.

Tekken 7 might come to PC

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 6:33 pm

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution may be the first in the landmark fighting series to make the jump to PC, meeting an incredibly beleaguered genre on the platform.



Bandai Namco is currently holding an in-depth survey on Tekken 7 that heavily hints the game could be coming to PC. Many of the questions indicated that the publisher is seriously considering or has already made up their mind to port Tekken 7 onto PC, so be sure to give it a whirl. Be forewarned, though, the survey is pretty lengthy and you might get locked out based on region--unfortunately I wasn't able to get in to see the questions.


All in all, Bandai Namco shouldn't have too much trouble porting Tekken 7 onto PC given that the game is built with Unreal Engine 4, so the port should go smoothly. I just can't believe that there hasn't been an official Tekken game on PC yet (unless you count the travesty that is SFxTekken), and it'd be great to see Namco break this tradition with the latest iteration.


Tekken 7 doesn't have an official release date quite yet, but it's expected to release in 2016 on the PlayStation 4 and possibly PC. It'll also make its way onto Sony's PlayStation VR headset.

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Dying Light patch lets you disable chromatic aberration

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 5:33 pm

Chromatic Aberration is a visual effect that distorts the game image, the result of which is much like viewing a game or movie in 3D without the glasses. It's used subtly in some games, and more aggressively in others. In Dying Light, it's the latter, which has caused fans to ask for months to have the option to disable it. While mods have been available for this purpose, they prevent you from playing multiplayer due to file tinkering.




Finally, developer Techland has answered the call. Patch 1.11.1 released today, and with it comes the option to disable the effect, as well as a few small fixes. You can get a good feel for the difference Aberration makes with the screenshots here, though understand they're based on the use of a mod; the official toggle should produce even better results.

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PC players can beta test Fallout 4's new survival mode next week

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 4:34 pm

If you play Fallout 4 on PC then you'll be able to beta test the new survival mode overhaul as soon as next week.




Fallout 4's grueling new survival mode is almost here, and Bethesda has once again conscripted Steam gamers to work out all the bugs and issues. The studio hasn't delivered an exact date for the survival mode beta, so go ahead and check daily. To see if the beta is up, go to your Steam library, right click on Fallout 4 and go to Properties then select BETAS at the very top.


The survival mode overhaul is going to be pretty brutal, adding in new punishing features like weighted ammo, diseases that dramatically reduce SPECIAL stats, and the need to drink, eat, and sleep. Fast travel is also disabled and so is manual saving--to save you'll need to find a bed and sleep for at least an hour. The new update looks to be the challenge that hardened wastelanders were crying for, and I have a feeling most of us will be crying pretty hard once the mode goes live.


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Battleborn open beta on PS4 next week is bigger and better than on PC

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 4:02 pm

The open-beta for Battleborn is coming on April 8th for the PS4 and the 13th for the PC and Xbox One. Both will last all the way until the 28th, but only one of those platforms will be getting the full progression system and all 25 heroes available. And it isn't the PC.




Gearbox Software is leaning heavily towards those that wish to partake on the PS4, letting you enjoy more content than is going to be available on the Xbox One or the PC. If you're able to, you're allowed to progress to the top level and grab, and use, the full compliments of gear available in the game. And you can do that with every hero that's been announced for the MOBA so far.


All platforms will be able to enjoy two story-mode missions and have access to two of the three different competitive multiplayer modes across two maps; Overgrowth and Paradise. The two story missions can both be played completely solo, or taking advantage of co-op play. You'll get the chance to take on the Algorithm mission that was shown in the closed, technical test from last year. The second missions is called Voids Edge, and pits you (and maybe another) against a veritable invasion force while you race to blow up a portal.


You can start pre-loading the open-beta on April 6th to get ready for battle. The PS4 version weighs in at only 8.5GB, 12GB on the PC and a comparatively large 11GB on the Xbox One.

Oculus Rift can do room-scale VR, but it's not a high priority

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 3:32 pm

Room-scale VR is put on the back burner by Oculus so the company could prepare more important Rift features.




One of the biggest advantages HTC Vive has over the Oculus Rift is the headset's room-scale VR capabilities. With its included Lighthouse sensors, the Vive can track players' entire body movements over a 15-by-15 foot space. Oculus affirms that the Rift can also do room-based tracking, but the company has yet to officially demo the feature.


"Some people will really want room scale. We have the tech ability to provide room scale. Our tech doesn't preclude that, and at some point we'll demo that," said Oculus exec Jason Rubin. When the Rift ships on March 28, it only ships with half of the tracking puzzle--a sensor that tracks head and upper body movement. The other half is the Rift's Touch controllers, which add another sensor to complete the equation. Once equipped with the Touch controllers, the Rift will have full-body tracking in smaller 5-by-11 feet scale.

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 3:00 pm



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Nintendo NX reveal coming before E3, possibly in April, says insider

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 2:35 pm

Nintendo may reveal its mysterious new NX console during its next investor's meeting on April 27, claims a renowned industry insider.




Despite tons of info from the rumor mill, Nintendo has been careful to keep official details of its new NX console quite vague, but the Japanese games maker will soon break the silence with a full reveal of the hardware. That's according to NeoGAF insider Orgen, who says that fans will "get more NX info before E3", and that a reveal during Nintendo's next April 27 shareholders meeting would "match the timeframes". Orgen rightly predicted Pokemon Black and White 2, so his claims may be accurate.


"You can bet that you're going to get more NX info before E3. I think it'll be more of a full reveal than a 'we're working on it, and we'll see more at E3'," Orgen said in the NeoGAF post. "I don't know if it's going to be the result briefing or some sort of direct but the 27th of April would match the timeframes."

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Driveclub development to continue despite closure of Evolution Studios

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 2:04 pm

The fate of Driveclub is no longer a mystery, as it's been revealed by Jamie Brayshaw, the community manager for the game, that it'll live on under the auspicious care of a team (hopefully bolstered by members of Evolution Studios) at PlayStation itself.




In an open letter to fans on Twitter, the Sr. Community Manager thanked the community and told us all that while Evolution Studios is no longer, the best is yet to come, of Driveclub and likely of the people from the now defunct studio. It's still not clear whether we'll see more, regular, DLC in the future or if the new team will be maintaining the servers and looking to fix bugs and glitches that come along. Whether or not there's still plans for a sequel, we don't know. That certainly shouldn't be ruled out regardless of the circumstances of the studio. The game was a success and the consolidation of the personnel could lead to rethinking that new game. Or more DLC and expansions.


This is good news for those that still quite enjoy the racing simulator, which happens to feature some of the best rain effects in any racing game on console.


Evolution Studios was closed yesterday following an internal review by Sony. Though the game itself has been very successful with over 2 million shipped units of the game, it was decided that changes needed to be made, though people will hopefully be cross-filled to other positions within Sony.

eBay scalpers already selling PlayStation VR pre-orders for $1,000

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Mar 23, 2016 1:33 pm

Yesterday Sony launched the second pre-order wave for its complete $499 PlayStation VR package, which sold out on Amazon in just four minutes. Now the inevitable ridiculously high-priced eBay listings have started to pop up, commanding $1,000 prices.




Just like the sold out PS4 pre-orders, eBay scalpers are in full force to sell you overpriced guarantees for Sony's new PSVR headset--provided you're willing to pay double the MSRP. The listings range from $799 to $999 for the PSVR Launch Edition, which includes the PS Camera, PSVR headset, and two Move controllers.


A quick search on eBay reveals dozens of PlayStation VR listings, so it looks like almost everyone is willing to part with their pre-orders in order to make some cash. If you want to get a PlayStation VR but didn't secure a pre-order, don't panic. Taking a gander at our PlayStation VR pre-order timeline, you'll realize that Sony is holding two more windows before the headset's launch in October. There's no need to shell out $1,000 for this headset, especially when you can be a fully-fledged PC for that much.

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