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HTC is now selling Vive headsets on Amazon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 5 days, 3 hours ago

HTC is taking the VR fight to Amazon, with their Vive headset now being sold on Amazon, where before today if you wanted an HTC Vive headset, you'd order it through HTC's own website.




Oculus has had its Rift headset on Amazon for a few months now, and while the PlayStation VR is listed - it's limited to pre-order bundles that were secured within minutes of them hitting the website, but now that HTC ahs its Vive finding a new home with Amazon, things could change for the better for HTC and Valve's VR headset.

'Pacific Rim' surfaces on 4K Blu-ray next month

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 days, 4 hours ago

While fans of the 2013 monster action flick 'Pacific Rim' still have a way to go until the sequel hits theatres, at least they have one more event to look forward much, much sooner... so long as they have a 4K TV and an UltraHD Blu-ray player.




Starting next month, 'Pacific Rim' is set to be released on 4K UltraHD Blu-ray combo pack across the world, which includes the film remastered for 4K with HDR and Dolby Atmos audio, alongside a standard 1080p Blu-ray, director's commentary and an hour of extra features. Unfortunately, the film's 3D presentation will be absent from the pack, as well as the second Blu-ray disc of extra features - so you might want to hang onto those.


'Pacific Rim 4K' hits stores in the U.S. on October 4 in the U.S. and on October 19th in Australia. Look for our in-depth TweakTown review later next month!

World's fastest Samsung 2TB SSD rocks 2.1GB/sec writes

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

Samsung SSD Summit 2016 - Samsung has once again redefined consumer solid state drives with its new 960 EVO and 960 PRO M.2 SSD duo, offering lightning fast transfer rates with high-capacities and optimum reliability.




Samsung's new 960 PRO is now the world's fastest consumer SSD, hitting peak sequential reads of 3,500 MB/s and write speeds of 2,100 MB/s as well as random read and write IOPS of up to 440,000 and 360,000 respectively. The 960 PRO also packs in an amazing 2TB of data thanks to Samsung's vertically-stacked VNAND memory technique. The 960 PRO SSD is also available in 512GB and 1TB capacities along with the 2TB model.


Armed with Samsung's new Intelligent TurboWrite tech, the 960 EVO SSD blazes with peak read speeds of 3,200 MB/s and 1,900 MB/s write speeds, and comes in more diverse capacities like 250GB, 500GB, and 1TB. The 960 EVO also features random read speeds of 380,000 IOPS and random write speeds of up to 360,000 IOPs, and comes with a three-year limited warranty and up to 400 TBW (whichever occurs first) for the 1TB model.

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GoPro's first drone is the foldable Karma for $799

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Drones | Posted: 5 days, 5 hours ago

GoPro announced its new Hero5 Black action camera alongside their first ever drone, with the upcoming foldable Karma drone priced at $799.



The new GoPro Karma features a 3-axis stabilizer that slides out from under the drone, and attaches to a handheld "Karma Group" so that you can record stabilized footage on the ground, as well.


GoPro is offering a more expensive $1,099 bundle that includes the Hero5 Black camera, but if you only want the new Hero5 Session the bundle drops to $999. Karma also includes a slick-looking gaming-like controller, sporting a built-in touchscreen with GoPro CEO and founder Nick Woodman proudly saying that Karma is "more than just a drone", and with these specs and features - he's right.

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NVIDIA bundles Gears of War 4 with GTX 1080 and 1070s

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 7 hours ago

NVIDIA is giving away a free copy of Gears of War 4 with its higher-end GeForce GTX 10-series GPUs.



For a limited time, if you buy an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, or a notebook rocking either GPU, you'll get a free PC copy of Gears of War 4. Microsoft has confirmed that Gears of War 4 supports a huge plethora of enthusiast-level features like 4K resolution, 21:9 aspect ratios, performance bumps with DirectX 12, unlocked frame rates, a massive helping of tweakable settings, FreeSync and G-Sync support, and more. In order to leverage the game's full potential and play Gears of War 4 in 4K, Microsoft recommends a GeForce GTX 1080. Sadly the GeForce GTX 1060 isn't included in the promotion.


Oddly enough, we have reports that a single GeForce GTX 1080 isn't enough to run Gears of War 4 in 4K at "Insane" graphics, but the GTX 1080 handled 1440p 60FPS just fine in the same Insane preset.

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22% off South Park, Watch Dogs 2, and Steep for PC

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: 5 days, 8 hours ago

Today popular digital retailer Green Man Gaming brought back coupon code discounts with a sitewide code worth 3% off. Yup, you didn't read wrong - upon first inspect it looks like a small discount but when combined with existing instant savings you'll find some of the lowest ever price on PC games, particularly for upcoming Triple-A titles. Many of these deals are on Fall releasing Ubisoft and Bethesda published titles.




Noteworthy upcoming Ubisoft titles to make a discount with is South Park: The Fractured But Whole, Watch Dogs 2, and Steep. All three deals are Uplay keys straight from Ubisoft with their respective pre-purchase bonuses for the game (e.g. pre-purchasing South Park gets you the first game free). On the non-Ubisoft side, you have Bethesda's next installment to the Dishonored series with Dishonored 2 - pre-purchasing the game will also get you a free copy of Dishonored: Definitive Edition along with the 24% off discount (total savings from coupon stacking with instant savings).


All Games Below Use Code: VIP3


Uplay Titles


Steam Titles


Other DRM


Origin Titles



The same coupon code works on Origin, Steam, and other upcoming or existing releases at GMG. No expiration date known yet on the small 3% off coupon code, but we suspect it'll expire within the week.

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Samsung's new firmware limits Note 7 battery to 60%

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 5 days, 8 hours ago

Just a few minutes ago, my Galaxy Note 7 vibrated and sounded out with a new notification telling me that they're pushing out a new firmware update for the Note 7, with a 60% battery charge limit.




The new 60% limit will come into play soon, and once it appears on the Galaxy Note 7 it will automatically download it, and install. Once the update is complete, Samsung will push another message to Note 7 owners, stating that the phone should be turned off, and returned to the store.

Opera's built-in VPN goes public

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Internet Browsers | Posted: 5 days, 13 hours ago

Two months after the news Opera's browser business would be sold to Chinese firms, the company's eponymous browser now offers a built-in virtual private network (VPN) service. Available in beta form since April, it goes public today, making it the first major browser to do so.




VPNs allow one greater privacy and security while granting access to region restricted content. Opera cites surveys where users who declined to use one typically did so to avoid difficulty and subscription fees, so it appears their aim is to eliminate both barriers.

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GIVEAWAY: MSI GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G Graphic Card

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 5 days, 14 hours ago

Global entry! We have teamed up with MSI to giveaway one of its GeForce GTX 1080 GAMING X 8G graphic cards.





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Fallout 4 and DLCs gets up to 60% off price nuke on PC

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: 5 days, 14 hours ago

For those who've waited 10 months and are just now thinking about dipping their toes into Fallout 4, there's an opportunity to pick up the Steam copy of the game plus DLCs on the cheap. It's all part of GMG's Fallout 4 sale, which runs now through Saturday, September 24 through Wednesday, September 21 and gets you 60% off the Fallout 4 base game and about 40% off on select DLC packs.




Update: Fallout 4 deals expired earlier than expected and are not over with.


These prices are pretty decent. Fallout 4 itself is tying its all-time historic low for the PC Steam version of the game (okay, technically $0.04 off its all-time low, but close enough). The DLCs are all at its lowest price to date. The catch for the sale is you'll need to do two things: 1) Login; 2) Use code: VIP3 at checkout. Not that hard, but it can get confusing at GMG as they only display their full discount prices after a user has either logged in or created a new account.


Fallout 4 and DLC Deals for PC


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The only DLC that doesn't seem to be getting a huge discount is the latest Nuka World pack. To be honest, it's probably the worst-reviewed DLC pack on Steam right now with about 50% of the reviews being negative, so it may not be a bad idea to skip out on this $15 purchase. For a better DLC experience, Far Harbor is much more well received and the same goes for the Automatron pack.


This sale actually started up as early as Friday last weekend and was suppose to expire earlier this Monday, but it looks like Fallout 4 sold relatively well and Green Man Gaming has decided to extend the sale. If you prefer other retailers, we'd wait after a week, as we're almost certain the sale will trickle onto other stores (e.g. Steam Store or GamersGate etc.) as Bethesda cycles the promotion through their other distributors.

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