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PlayStation Plus Instant Game December line-up leaked

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 17 hours ago

Invisible, Inc. and Stories: The Path of Destinies have been leaked online by sources, in next month's PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection.




Subscribers will be able to acquire the games in a free download starting next week on December 6th. The two titles have been announced for the Sony PS4 console and can be downloaded via the official PlayStation Plus Store website.

Star Wars creator George Lucas 'really liked' Rogue One

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 4 days, 18 hours ago

With the release of the first 'Star Wars' spin-off 'Rogue One' just a week and a bit away, expectations are reaching fever pitch. But there's only one opinion that Director Gareth Edwards wanted to hear, and that was 'Star Wars' creator George Lucas. So what did he think? Over to Edwards...



While he vowed to take the bulk of the conversation to his grave, Edwards was happy to reveal that Lucas watched the film two days ago and "really liked" it, with the 'Godzilla' director following up that he the can now "die happy". Set just before the events of 'A New Hope', 'Rogue One' is set to follow the band of courageous Rebel troops who stole the plans for the first Death Star, which allowed the alliance to pinpoint its critical weakness. Starring Felicity Jones, Diego Luna, Riz Ahmed, Ben Mendelsohn and Donnie Yen, the film will serve as the first film outside of the numbered episodes which make up the Skywalker saga.


'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' hits 2D, 3D and IMAX screens worldwide from December 16th.

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Facebook debuts 'Instant Games' app worldwide

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 19 hours ago

Arcade classics such as Pac-Man and Space Invaders are now available to play on Facebook.



"Instant Games" have joined the Facebook team. The mode will be featuring in Messenger and the News Feed so it can't be missed. All classic arcade games will work on Facebook's smartphone app and original web browser.


Games include:


  • PAC-MAN (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.)
  • Galaga (BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.)
  • TRACK & FIELD 100M (Konami Digital Entertainment Co., Ltd.)
  • Words with Friends: Frenzy (Zynga)
  • Shuffle Cats Mini (King)
  • EverWing (Blackstorm)
  • Hex (FRVR)
  • Endless Lake (Spilgames)
  • Templar 2048 (Vonvon)
  • The Tribez: Puzzle Rush (Game Insight)
  • 2020 Connect (Softgames)
  • Puzzle Bobble (TAITO CORPORATION / Blackstorm)
  • Zookeeper (Kiteretsu)
  • Brick Pop (Gamee)
  • Wordalot Express (MAG Interactive)

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Knack 2 place further emphasis on 2 player co-op

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 21 hours ago

One of the main launch titles of the PS4 back in 2013, Knack, is getting a sequel. It focus on the 2-player co-op which is something many considered a gimmick in the original.



Instead of the metal looking Knack you've been getting in the first game, you will have a blue version of Knack as your player 2 character. The addition of the second character open up a whole new level of play which the trailer shows you: combo attacks. Working with your buddy and timing the combo attacks right will get you some impressive instance of gameplay. There will be also moments where you and your buddy will be piloting a tank together. That's great right?

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Rocket League gets a new map and a DLC car

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 23 hours ago

Rocket League developer Psyonix Games have just announced last night at the Game Awards that they will be releasing a new map called "Starbase ARC" and a new DLC car called "Vulcan" for December 7th.



According to the description of the trailer, Starbase ARC is " an homage to Psyonix's critically-acclaimed mobile title, ARC Squadron, is an octagonally-shaped space station orbiting a desert planet in a distant galaxy. The post added : "Lasers fire whenever goals are scored, starships battle it out in the skies, and planetoids float eerily by in the distance to create one of the most epic Rocket League atmospheres yet."


For the new sleek and star-ship looking "Vulcan", it will cost you $2 if you want to acquire this other homage to ARC Squadron.

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Battlefield 1 dev said shovel digging might come back

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days ago

Reddit is such a wonderful place if you visit it. You got memes, people who are giving tips for free, and developers who spill information for us. How great is that?




Today, Battlefield 1 redditor "WWIflyingace62" suggested that shovels should have their intended function, that is the ability to dig ground with it, in the game. With that, people can dig temporary trenches to use as cover and make their enemies rethink their strategy.


Luckily, a developer of DICE who goes by the name of "Maars_DICELA" gave a pretty shocking revelation: the shovels used to have this function but was later removed because of the "weirdness" it brings to the game. He said there's a possibility that it might come back when the CTE (Community Test Environment) is up and running.

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South Korea is getting an online version of Titanfall

By: Ma Yong Kang | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 1 hour ago

We could potentially see another Titanfall game outside of Titanfall 2. It's a game born out of a collaboration between south korean game platform giant Nexon, EA and Respawn entertainment. But first, kudos to Brian Ashcraft and its tipster Sang for spotting the news first over at Kotaku.




Titanfall Online will be an free online title release by Nexon. It will be only available in South Korea with no plans for international release yet. Tipster Sang said there will be a test play on December 15 to December 21 for South Korea players.


Upon discovering the official website of Titanfall Online (I had to use Google Chrome translate feature to get understandable info), here's what I found:

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Artificial intelligence creates a (bad) Christmas song

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 5 days, 3 hours ago

"The Christmas tree is filled with flowers. I swear it's Christmas Eve", might not sound like a typical Christmas carol, it certainly won't make it to the top of the charts, but this is how an AI-generated song sounds.


The song, if we can call it that, was created with a program named "neural karaoke." Scientists uploaded a Christmasy image to the program and let it do its magic. The program then analyzed the photo and came up with words and a melody. The result is...unique.


Neural Story Singing Christmas from Hang Chu on Vimeo.

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MacBook Pro GPU issues caused by software, not AMD

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: 5 days, 9 hours ago

It looks like the GPU-related issues on Apple's freshly-released MacBook Pro laptops was not because of the AMD Radeon graphics inside - something I said a few weeks ago, as all signs are pointing towards crappy third-party software ruining consumers' expensive new purchase.




AppleInsider reports from sources familiar with the matter that "overaggressive or otherwise sloppy code distributed in third-party software is to blame. That said, a small number of users report seeing similar problems with Apple's own Photos app". I don't see the words "AMD" or "Radeon" anywhere there, but I do see the words "third-party" and "Apple's own Photos app", though.


In my article titled 'Apple can't launch high-end MacBook Pros without issues', I said: "There were issues with the new 15-inch MBP that sports AMD's new Radeon Pro 400 series graphics, with people taking to the MacRumor forums to complain about their problems. But there are a lot of people with 13-inch MacBook Pros that are experiencing issues, and there is no AMD hardware inside of those models - that's all an all-Intel MacBook Pro, with the same issues the model with the Radeon Pro 400 series graphics has".

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HP's new supercomputer is 8000x faster than your PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Super Computing | Posted: 5 days, 10 hours ago

HP has unveiled its new supercomputer, simply called The Machine, something first announced back in 2014. HP is aiming to smash all previous technology in existence with The Machine, as their new supercomputer doesn't need to rely on traditional processors - instead, it will utilize memory for its brute speed.



HP Enterprise explains that The Machine is up to 8000x faster than traditional machines (you'd freakin' hope so), but it's still years away from being released. HP will be aiming at high-end servers for companies like Google and Facebook, with the architecture itself powered by memory-driven computing, we should see this type of memory-driven PC trickle down to the PC one day, I hope.


The Machine uses photonics to transmit data using light, and thanks to its massive, and super-fast memory pool - The Machine can really crank through those datasets. When the data needs to be transferred between processors, things slow down - but HP has thought ahead of time using memory to super-speed the supercomputer.

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