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Fallout comes to Seattle with massive new Fallout 3-sized mod

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 4 hours ago

Modders plan to push Fallout 4's Creation Kit to its limits with a massive new Fallout 3-sized mod set in Seattle.




Introducing Fallout Cascadia, an ambitious new modding project that will bring the Fallout universe to the Pacific Northwest for PC players--and eventually console users--to enjoy. Cascadia is being built by a team of 18 volunteers using Fallout 4's official Creation Kit, and will be completely separate from Fallout 4. The Seattle-based mod is expected to be almost as big as Fallout 3 and much bigger than Far Harbor, with all new quests, storylines, and authentic locations based in the region.


Cascadia takes place several decades after Fallout 3/New Vegas/Fallout 4, and Seattle will be the main hub on the game--the same way Boston is Fallout 4's main hub. "Many locations of the game focus around the city proper, including certain fair grounds, public markets, and other famous locations. The game will also include other locations to the west and south including Mercer Island, Redmond, Bellevue, forested areas and airports. The project make an effort to make the world a believable and alive one."

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G.Skill to host OC World Record Stage and OC World Cup at Computex

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Trade Shows | Posted: 5 days, 5 hours ago

Thanks to G.Skill, all of the world's most renowned and prestigious overclockers will meet at Computex this year to push today's most powerful hardware to its limits.




Armed with an all-star ensemble of overclockers and the world's most powerful motherboards, video cards, DDR4 RAM, SSDs, CPUs and more, G.Skill is ready to completely redefine everything we know about overclocking. G.Skill will be hosting this year's major OC events at Computex--the 5th Annual World OC Record Stage 2016 and 3rd Annual OC World Cup 2016--with Intel, Samsung and NVIDIA sponsoring the events.


G.Skill has partnered with the world's greatest motherboard partners like ASRock, ASUS, EVGA, GIGABYTE and MSI to allow the world's greatest OC'ers to "break as many overclocking world records as possible" using today's most powerful Intel Core CPUs, NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1080 video card, and G.Skill's DDR4 RAM. Expect to see some staggering new benchmark records, with Skylake CPUs, 4000 MHz DDR4 RAM, and NVIDIA's new insane GeForce GTX 1080 pushed to its limits--and beyond.

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Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' teaser dethrones 'Force Awakens' views

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 days, 7 hours ago

The live action remake of Disney's 1992 animated classic 'Beauty and the Beast' released its first teaser trailer yesterday, and has quickly dethroned the first day trailer views of the previous record holder 'The Force Awakens'.



According to The Hollywood Reporter, the minute long teaser video generated 1.8 million views worldwide in its first 24 hours, besting the 2014 teaser trailer for the 'Star Wars' sequel.


Starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast, 'Beauty and the Beast' hits theaters in March 2017.

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Rocket League adds cross-play between Xbox One, PC

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 5 days, 13 hours ago

Popular part-racing part-sports game Rocket League gets even better today as developer Psyonix launches cross-platform play. When the clock strikes 6pm ET / 10pm UTC, Xbox One players and PC players can duke it out with each other, making the game that much more competitive and making it that much easier to find a quality match.




"We're really excited to bring Xbox One and PC players closer together," said Jeremy Dunham, Vice President, Psyonix. "Cross-network play has been something that Xbox One gamers have been asking us for since the day we launched, and thanks to Microsoft's new cross-network policies, we're proud to give it to them."

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AT&T begins enforcing broadband caps, offers $30 waiver option

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 5 days, 14 hours ago

AT&T began data capping its U-Verse broadband customers back in 2011, although it didn't enforce its new rules. That changes this week as May 23 has arrived: the date the company said it would begin enforcing caps.




Whereas the cap was 250GB per month in 2011, that's been increased to 300GB for those with 768 Kbps-6Mbps plans; 12Mbps-75Mbps plans will have a 600GB cap, and 100 Mbps-1Gbps means a 1TB cap. Should you exceed the limit (and you'll receive plenty of e-mail warnings before you do), you'll be charged $10 for each 50GB of extra data. Alternately, you can pay a flat $30 extra per month for unlimited data.


AT&T says about 4% of its customers go over the new limits.

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Revolutionize your drive with the Automatic Connected Car Adapter

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 5 days, 15 hours ago


The average American drives 13,476 miles a year, and spends almost 280 hours behind the wheel yearly. With all that time spent in our cars and so much wear and tear being put on them, get the piece of technology that will maximize your experience. The Automatic Connected Car Adapter is dashboard plugin for your vehicle tells you everything about your car from fuel efficiency to trip costs for $89.95. It can analyze check-engine notifications and call for roadside assistance. Plus, it's compatible with a number of other apps like Amazon Echo, Nest, and more.


With the Automatic Connected Car Adapter, you'll be be able to:

  • Keep your car's data private w/ 128-bit AES encryption
  • Detect collisions & automatically get help in a crash
  • Update your car w/ free, regular updates
  • Analyze a Check Engine notification through the app w/o going to a mechanic
  • Coach your teen driver w/ audio speed & hard-braking warnings
  • Track your car's fuel efficiency & save trips to the tank
  • Log your trips directly to Google Drive or Evernote
  • Integrate w/ a wide variety of apps for business, convenience, safety & performance including IFTTT, Amazon Echo, Nest & many more


Get the most out of your 280 hours behind the wheel by picking up the Automatic Connected Car Adapter. Usually $100, TweakTown readers can pick up the adapter at a 10% discount for $89.95.

DOTA 2 now second game to support Vulkan

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 16 hours ago

Valve's DOTA 2 is now the second game to support the Vulkan API, an evolution of AMD's Mantle that allows developers to squeeze a ton more performance out of a game. The first: 2014's The Talos Principle, which received support earlier this year.




Support is in the beta stage, so you'll need to grab it as DLC. And if you use the Steam Overlay, you'll want to opt in to the Steam Client Beta to have the newest Steam Vulkan Overlay to prevent issues. Also, Valve notes the first time you play with Vulkan, you might notice stuttering, but that should go away after a full match.

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Nintendo's next-gen handheld called 'MH', will co-exist with NX?

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 18 hours ago

Nintendo's post-3DS next generation handheld might be codenamed the "MH", and it could co-exist alongside the Nintendo NX games console.




According to Yahoo Japan, who cited a report from Japanese financial site Traders Web, Nintendo may be planning on releasing an upgraded portable handheld to accompany the Nintendo NX console. "The driving force up until now has been new business from "health services, theme parks and mobile games etc", but will switch over to the next generation game system (NX) and next-gen handheld game device (MH (temporary name))," reads a translation provided by IGN.


This doesn't seem quite right, especially considering the NX will likely have a Wii U-like gamepad controller that sports 3DS-like portability. It's also too soon for Nintendo to release a handheld. The New 3DS was released in 2014 in Japan, and February 2015 in North America, and the N3DS has yet to adopt its own exclusive games library.

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Radeon 16.5.3 drivers optimized for Warhammer, Overwatch, DOTA 2

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 days, 18 hours ago

AMD's Radeon Crimson Edition 16.5.3 driver is out, and with it comes optimizations for top games, new Crossfire profiles, and bug fixes for various games and system issues.




If you're getting in on the Total War: Warhammer or Overwatch action (both newly released), AMD has you covered with this driver set, which is optimized and includes Crossfire profiles for both. As well, a longtime favourite in DOTA 2 gets some love with improved support for the Vulkan API (Valve has also enabled it on their end with a patch for the game).


As for fixes, that stuttering while playing Fallout 4 in Crossfire should be gone as should flickering in the Division while using Crossfire. Various niche system issues are no more, either.

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Extended 'Independence Day: Resurgence' trailer shares new secrets

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 6 days, 7 hours ago

It's been eagerly awaited for 20 years since the release of the original, but the marketing juggernaut for the 'Independence Day: Resurgence' is kicking up a gear today with the release of an epic, 5 minute long trailer which plays as a 'best-of' from the previously released trailers, alongside new footage.



Returning stars Bill Pullman, Jeff Goldblum, Judd Hirsch and Vivica A. Fox are joined by newcomers Liam Hemsworth, Maika Monroe and Jessie Usher in defending the world from a second, much more powerful wave of alien attack, with the film promising to unleash visual effects as mind-blowing as they were in 1996.


'Independence Day: Resurgence' hits 2D, 3D and IMAX cinemas worldwide from June 23rd.

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