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Fallout 4's Far Harbor DLC might have underwater exploration

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 4, 2016 6:13 pm

Bethesda has just dropped a new trailer for Fallout 4's massive Far Harbor DLC, giving players a ton of clues and hints about what the add-on will offer.

 

 

Fallout 4's $25 Far Harbor add-on is the most substantial DLC the game has had so far. In fact, Bethesda affirms that Far Harbor is the biggest DLC the team has ever made. It takes place in the foggy, storm-ridden irradiated coasts of Bar Harbor, Maine, and the landmass is actually bigger than Oblivion's Shivering Isles. As far as specifics, Far Harbor features a ton of content to chew on, including new main, side, and faction quests, horrendous monstrosities, armor and weapons, settlements, and more.

 

In the trailer we also get a glimpse at what appears to be an old-fashioned diving suit, possibly confirming underwater exploration. Far Harbor will also have a considerable Children of Atom sect that worships in a working nuclear power plant. The region features a number of environmental factors, including heavy volumetric fog (possibly think enough to get lost in) as well as steady rainstorms and tumultuous waves. Post-apocalyptic Maine is also riddled with extreme radiation, and in some areas the rads are so bad you could probably die within 10 seconds or so. The radstorms are much more dangerous, too. The overall atmosphere is one of dark, stormy dread with overtones of eerie sentiments from John Carpenter's The Fog.

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Titanfall devs working on Star Wars third-person adventure game

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 4, 2016 4:50 pm

The Titanfall devs at Respawn is working alongside EA to make a Star Wars game, and it won't be a shooter.

 

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Repsawn Entertainment, the team behind the Titanfall franchise, has confirmed they'll be making a third-person action-adventure game based in the Star Wars universe. Respawn Game Director Stig Asmussen promises that the game will be faithful to the beloved series, and feature "larger-than-life action and groundbreaking mechanics".

 

"We'll be making a third-person action/adventure game set in the Star Wars universe," Respawn game director Stig Asmussen announced in a blog post. "We promise to pay respect to the Star Wars legacy at all times, a fact that will be constantly reinforced and honored as a central game design tenet. Fans should expect the exemplary level of quality first established at Respawn with Titanfall, a game that epitomizes our studio's dedication to slick, larger-than-life action and fun, groundbreaking mechanics."

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Battlefield 4 Dragon's Teeth, Hardline Robbery DLC temporarily free

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 4, 2016 4:34 pm

EA's Origin client periodically has free games or DLC on offer under the 'On the House' banner, and today's is pretty juicy: DLC for Battlefield 4 and Battlefield Hardline.

 

 

The Battlefield 4 DLC is known as Dragon's Teeth, which originally released in July 2014 and features mostly medium-sized maps. Last I checked, Lumphini Garden was a horribly imbalanced travesty, but that may have changed since; the rest of the maps were very pleasant to play, particularly Pearl Market, which is a quality close quarters map, although the rooftop gameplay can be frustrating at times. Teeth also includes Chain Link mode which is okay but not popular, new assignments, and a new assault drone. As far as free goes, it's quite a good haul.

 

As for Hardline, you get the Robbery expansion, which launched in September 2015 and includes the 5v5 Squad Heist mode as well new maps, weapons, paints, gadgets, vehicles, and more. Again, a very respectable amount of content for the low, low price of free.

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Left 4 Dead, Evolve devs working on a new unannounced IP

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 4, 2016 4:33 pm

The studio that brought us games like Left 4 Dead and Evolve is working on a fresh new AAA game for PS4, Xbox One and PC.

 

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Turtle Rock Studios has posted up new job listings for a Narrative Director, an Animation Programmer, and a Senior Rendering Programmer to work on a brand new cross-platform AAA game. Since the project is listed as an "unannounced new IP" we probably won't see Left 4 Dead 3 in the pipeline.

 

"We are searching for a Narrative Director to help shape the entire narrative structure of our upcoming new AAA game for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4. The Narrative Director will work closely with our Creative Director and Head Writer to create and oversee compelling stories, characters, and content that form the backbone of the game's story."

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Enter to Win a $1,000 NewEgg Gift Card

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: May 4, 2016 3:00 pm

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Entering is easy--just submit your email address at TweakTown Deals by June 14th, and share the link with everyone you know. Whenever someone enters the giveaway using your referral link, you'll get an extra entry for yourself.

 

Start making your wish list...and then grab everything on it. Enter to win a $1,000 gift card to NewEgg.com at TweakTown Deals.

HoloLens specs revealed, features 2GB RAM and 64GB storage

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: May 4, 2016 2:36 pm

The full specifications for Microsoft's self-contained HoloLens AR headset have been unveiled, showing a suite of specifically optimized hardware.

 

 

HoloLens sports mobile-grade specs with 2GB of onboard RAM, a 1.04GHz Intel Atom CPU (14nm Airmont), and just 64GB of storage. Keep in mind the HoloLens will likely be powered by highly optimized software, so the hardware isn't the full picture. Microsoft doesn't exactly detail the specifics of the mysterious Holographic Processing Unit (HPU), which can process whole terabytes of real-time data from the headsets sensors. Interestingly enough, the storage is actually enough for a full suite of apps and games, as Windows Central notes that most of the content doesn't require a lot of installation space. The battery is pretty meager, though, offering just 2 hours of uptime.

 

  • OS

Windows 10.0.11802.1033 ( 32-bit)

  • CPU

Intel Atom x5-Z8100

1.04 GHz

Intel Airmont (14nm)

4 Logical Processors

64-bit capable

  • GPU/HPU HoloLens Graphics
  • GPU Vendor ID 8086h (Intel)
  • Dedicated Video Memory 114 MB
  • Shared System Memory 980 MB
  • RAM 2GB
  • Storage 64GB (54.09 GB available)
  • App Memory Usage Limit 900 MB
  • Battery 16,500 mWh
  • Camera Photos 2.4 MP (2048x1152)
  • Camera Video 1.1 MP (1408x792)
  • Video Speed 30 FPS

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ResetPlug reboots your router when internet goes out

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Networking | Posted: May 4, 2016 2:07 pm

The newly available ResetPlug is a smart plug that keeps your internet connection as fluid as possible. When it goes out (and it's bound to from time to time), the plug detects this and resets power automatically, getting you back online quickly (assuming all you need is a reset).

 

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If the reset doesn't work the first time, ResetPlug will keep trying. You might worry this would destroy your router's power supply or power circuit should your connection remain out for an extended period, but it resets every five minutes by default and this value is adjustable up or down during setup. As such, there shouldn't be issues.

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Dishonored 2 lets you play as Corvo or Emily, has dynamic endings

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 4, 2016 1:47 am

Bethesda has formally announced that Dishonored 2 releases on November 11, 2016 on PS4, Xbox One and PC, along with a few new tidbits about the game.

 

 

Dishonored 2 will actually feature two playable protagonists--Corvo Attano and Empress Emily Kaldwin--and players will be able to choose between the two. It looks like Emily and Corvo each have their own unique abilities, offering more replay value for the first-person stealth adventure. Bethsoft also revealed that Dishonored 2 will react to specific decisions you make in the game, unlocking dynamic missions that ultimately culminate in multiple endings. So on top of the dual-protagonist mechanic, we'll get an extra layer of replay value with the endings.

 

"Reprise your role as a supernatural assassin in Dishonored 2. Play your way in a world where mysticism and industry collide. Will you choose to play as Empress Emily Kaldwin or the royal protector, Corvo Attano? Will you make your way through the game unseen, make full use of its brutal combat system or use a blend of both? How will you combine your character's unique set of powers, weapons and gadgets to eliminate your enemies? The story responds to your choices, leading to intriguing outcomes as you play through each of the game's hand-crafted missions."

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New Watch Dogs 2 lead character reportedly leaked

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 3, 2016 11:11 pm

If these leaks are accurate, Watch Dogs 2 will feature a brand new protagonist.

 

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Sullen hacker Aiden Pearce apparently won't be returning for Watch Dogs 2, and now thanks to an accidental leak we have a our first purported glimpse at the sequel's main protagonist. Performance artist and actor TheKingCort, who did motion capture and lent his likeness to the new hipster hacker character, prematurely posted the protagonist on hits Instagram page. King's Instagram feed is now set to private, and the post has presumably been taken down.

 

Ubisoft has already confirmed that Watch Dogs 2 will release in 2017, likely before the end of April of next year. Since a new Assassin's Creed won't release in 2016, Watch Dogs 2 will likely take its place, but a 2016 release might conflict with Ubi's original statements. AMD also confirmed that Watch Dogs 2 will be optimized for AMD video cards with extensive DirectX 12 support.

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YouTube testing clean Material design

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: May 3, 2016 6:37 pm

YouTube has had a pretty similar and somewhat chaotic design for a good six years or so, but it looks like that may finally change. A fresh and clean new design based on Google's Material platform has surfaced online, indicating it's likely in testing as you read this.

 

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If you'd like to try it yourself, open Chrome and follow the steps below as outlined by redditor giorgiomarinel:

 

  • 1) go to https:www.youtube.com/?gl=US
  • 2) open the developer tools (ctrl + shift + i)
  • 3) go to the 'Resources´ tab and delete the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie for the youtube domain
  • 4) go to the console and define the VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE cookie using the following command:
  • document.cookie="VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE=Qa1hUZu3gtk;path=/;domain=.youtube.com";
  • 5) reload the page

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