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Ubisoft debuting a pair of new, playable VR games at E3 2016

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 3:55 pm

Ubisoft will add to its already impressive collection of VR games at E3 2016 by debuting two more virtual reality titles, likely during its press conference on Monday, June 13.

 

The news comes courtesy of UploadVR's Joe Durbin, who received an email from Ubisoft representatives promising that two "previously undisclosed" VR games will be not only announced, but playable on the show floor.

 

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For those not familiar with the virtual reality side of Ubisoft, they've received some early recognition for being pioneers in the space, creating two new IPs with Eagle Flight and Werewolves Within, both fantastic, and both coming to the Oculus Rift.

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Upgrade your DIY toolbox with the Cycop Bitool

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 3:30 pm

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With our gear and gadgets breaking on the daily, it pays to have tools capable of fixing whatever life throws at you. Able to reach places your normal screwdrivers can't, the 10 Bit Cycop Bitool is the perfect addition to your DIY toolbox for only $39.99.

 

The Cycop Bitool comes complete with a CNC-machined aluminum body and 10 ultra-hard S-2 steel bits, making it a robust solution to your DIY problems. Plus, its flexible head and thin diameter make it ideal for working in even the most cramped nooks and crannies that other screwdrivers simply can't reach.

 

For a limited time, TweakTown readers can get the 10 Bit Cycop Bitool for 10% off its retail price of $45, making the final price only $39.99.

'Island 359' taps into 90's dinosaur nostalgia for HTC Vive

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 3:01 pm

Stop me if you've heard this one: You're on an exotic island enjoying the not-so-friendly company of deadly dinosaurs and soon discover that scavenging for weapons and relying on your wits are the crucial keys to your survival. That sounds like a recipe for a thrilling -- and potentially scary as hell -- VR experience. That's what CloudGate Studios wants to deliver with Island 359, coming to SteamVR Early Access this summer for the HTC Vive.

 

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Cloudgate is headed up by former Square Enix CEO Mike Fischer, and founded by two game developers who understand how to evoke terror inside VR: Steve Bowler and Jeremy Chapman, creators of The Brookhaven Experiment.

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Overwatch 'Play of the Game' feature will get cinematic

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 2:20 pm

One of the more celebrated features of MOBA/FPS hybrid Overwatch is 'Play of the Game', which shows everyone the best moment at the end of a given match as determined by an algorithm. At the moment, it's shown from the perspective of whoever made the play, but according to Blizzard, that's going to change to something more cinematic, which in turn will allow for a wider variety of plays to be shown (as is, you mostly just see multi-kills).

 

 

"We feel like for your standard play of the game, like a Reaper getting a death blossom kill on four people, they look great and they're really fun to watch," says Overwatch game director Jeff Kaplan. "But some of the other ones like the Torbjörn who's dead and his turret's killing people, or a Widowmaker getting a really impressive shot from across the map: those aren't showing great right now. They're actually really cool moments but we feel like there's a way to show them more cinematically."

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XCOM 2 coming to PS4 and Xbox One this September

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 2:20 pm

XCOM 2 will be available on PS4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2016, 2K Games has announced.

 

 

The arrival of XCOM 2 on consoles has been rumored for a while now, and the devs at Firaxis has just made it official. The console version of XCOM 2 will be available to pre-order in two different versions: the $59.99 Standard Edition, which includes just the base game, and the $79.99 Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes the Reinforcement Pack and three DLC packs.

 

"XCOM 2 will be available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 6, 2016. You can pre-purchase XCOM 2, in either standard or Digital Deluxe form, right now through the 2K Store. The game will also be available for pre-purchase through each respective console marketplace soon. Pre-ordering XCOM 2 will unlock the Resistance Warrior Pack, which includes additional soldier customization options like bonus outfits, headgear and custom facial war paint, as well as a "Survivor of the Old War," a new XCOM recruit who will appear in the Avenger's barracks," reads the official update.

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Wolfenstein 2, Evil Within 2 and Prey 2 reveals rumored for E3

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 1:36 pm

It looks like there aren't any surprises left for Bethesda's E3 2016 showcase: the publisher is expected to reveal sequels to three major franchises at the event.

 

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According to Eurogamer, Bethesda's E3 presser may suffer from sequelitis, with new chapters of the following IPs rumored for the event: a sequel to Machine Games' excellent Wolfenstein: The New Order, a continuation to Tango Gameworks' macabre The Evil Within, and the long-awaited Prey 2.

 

The studio may also reveal a Skyrim HD remaster for PS4 and Xbox One will full console mod support, bringing the huge galaxy of Skyrim mods to consoles for the very first time. Besides the games listed here, Bethesda will also showcase Dishonored 2 and possibly new Fallout 4 and DOOM DLC.

 

Bethesda's E3 2016 press conference will launch this Sunday, June 12 at 7:00 PM PDT (10:00 PM EST).

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Watch Dogs 2 release date confirmed, takes place in San Francisco

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 1:12 pm

Watch Dogs 2's release date has been confirmed for November 15 across PS4, Xbox One and PC, thanks to a recent ad banner slip-up.

 

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Ubisoft is set to unveil Watch Dogs 2 on the morrow, but an IGN advertisement mishap has accidentally spilled the beans early. The premature leak was first spotted by Eurogamer, and IGN has since pulled the ad, but not before it was immortalized on the web in screenshot form.

 

By clearly showing the Golden Gate Bridge and Marcus, our new hipster hacker protagonist, the banner ad confirmed that Watch Dogs 2 will take place in San Francisco. Ubisoft promises that Watch Dogs 2 will "surprise players with a new tone and innovative hacking possibilities," and we also know that Aiden Pearce won't star in the sequel and is being replaced by a brand new hipster hacker protagonist.

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Persona 5 release date confirmed for early 2017 in North America

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 12:33 pm

Persona 5's release has been confirmed, and there's a bit of bad news: it's not coming in 2016.

 

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Atlus today confirmed what every Persona fan already knew inside their hearts: Persona 5 won't release in 2016 and has been pushed back to early 2017. The hotly anticipated RPG Persona 5 will release on February 14, 2017 on PS3 and PS4 to be specific, and Atlus has revealed a premium collector's edition to boot.

 

A limited Day One Persona 5 SteelBook Launch Edition will be available via pre-order, and check below to see what's included with the PS4-exclusive "Take Your Heart" Premium Edition as well as box art for Persona 5.

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Skyrim remaster rumored for PS4 and Xbox One with full mod support

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 11:03 am

Bethesda may have a huge announcement waiting for us at E3--Skyrim HD might be on the horizon.

 

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Rumor has it that Bethesda plans to remaster The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim for PS4 and Xbox One with full console mod support, allowing console users to experience the enchanting magic that is Skyrim's vast galaxy of mods. This is a substantial development that was corroborated by renowned industry insider Shinobi602, and Bethesda is believed to announce the remaster at E3 2016.

 

Given Shinobi's excellent track record--he was part of the recent Dead Rising 4 leak--I have full faith in the announcement. A remastered Skyrim with full console mod support fits perfectly in with Bethesda's new cross-platform modding initiative hosted by the Bethesda.net platform.

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GIGABYTE shows off Designare and Phoenix motherboards at Computex 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa, Steven Bassiri | More News: Motherboards | Posted: Jun 7, 2016 6:38 am

During each of the past five Computex I have attended, GIGABYTE has always had a private suite in Taipei 101 to showcase their prime products. Admittance to this suite is by invitation only, and there was just so much to show I have decided to dedicate an entire article to coverage.

 

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The X99-Designare EX is GIGABYTE's top-of-the-line mainstream model. Moving away from the traditional "Ultra Durable" naming scheme and trying some new words, the X99-Designare EX is one of the first GIGABYTE motherboards you will be able to purchase under this new model name. The motherboard fully supports the 6950X Broadwell-E 10 core CPU, and I used it in our review of the new CPU. The motherboard uses a PEX8747 to expand CPU PCI-E 3.0 lanes to support dual U.2 ports, M.2, and a slew of PCI-E lanes. The board also has dual Intel Gbit LAN and build in Wireless AC/BT. GIGABYTE also make sure to include those RGB LEDs for enthusiasts who might want some extra

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