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Battlefield 1 running at 4K 60FPS maxed out on Titan X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 16, 2016 4:45 am

EA DICE has done an amazing job on Battlefield 1, which has some super-engaging multiplayer that we've come to expect, but the single-player is done in a very different way, and it's awesome. How am I playing it so early?

 

Well, for Origin Access members that pay $6.99 per month (which you can still do right now...) you get early access to certain games, and Battlefield 1 is one of them. You only get 10 hours of play time, but that's enough for some multiplayer battles and a quick squizz at the single-player goodness.

 

 

I've captured some gameplay footage from Battlefield 1, cranking along at 4K 60FPS on a single NVIDIA Titan X graphics card.

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Final Fantasy VII Remake has 'vastly different' combat

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 15, 2016 6:08 pm

Square Enix has already confirmed Final Fantasy VII: Remake's combat system won't be ATB-based like the original game, instead favoring a new action-oriented system similar to Final Fantasy 15. Now game director Tetsuya Nomura delivers more details about the remake's combat, promising the team will deliver specifics quite soon.

 

 

"The battles in [the FF7 Remake] have greatly changed from the original, since they're something with more action in them," Nomura said in an interview with Japanese publication Dengenki PlayStation. "The battle system in Final Fantasy VII Remake is also vastly different, so I think we need to communicate very clearly just how exactly battles will work. We're currently in the middle of elevating various aspects up to finished quality."

 

While fans are excited about the Final Fantasy VII: Remake, the prospect of huge in-game changes has garnered mixed impressions. Final Fantasy VII is regarded by millions of gamers as a masterpiece, and has a huge cult following, but Square Enix won't be issuing a straight remaster: the game will have some pretty huge changes and overhauls alongside its new HD graphics. "We've heard a lot of fans also say that they want to play the game with the original ATB style, but for the remake we're proceeding toward an action-heavy style. Of course, we've added systems that future fans will be able to enjoy, so people who are bad at action-style battles, please don't worry."

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Ubisoft release the soundtrack for Just Dance 2017

By: Emma Tucker | More News: Gaming | Posted: Oct 15, 2016 8:30 am

To the gamers who love to bust a move this one comes fresh off the press! The latest announcement for Ubisoft's 'Just Dance 2017' is the unveiling of the brand new song line-up featuring numerous genres and eras of music like never before.

 

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The base game soundtrack will contain 40 songs including smash hits by artists: Queen, Maroon 5, Sia, Justin Bieber, Beyonce and much more. This makes the track list one of the most diverse line-ups for the game with over 200 songs in total with the addition of 'Just Dance Unlimited.'

 

Gamers who have already subscribed to the Ubisoft service will be happy to know that the company will be continuing its exclusive content and tracks throughout the year via the Unlimited offer. Though this will only be available for current generation consoles, so Xbox 360 and PS3 players will unfortunately, miss out on the extra content. Customers who have registered or are considering will receive a free 3-month subscription to Unlimited for only $5 a month. A pretty cheap way to work out those dance moves.

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Overpriced? $888 PlayStation VR bundle at GameStop

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Oct 15, 2016 5:36 am

This week we saw the release of the long awaited PlayStation VR as well as accessories and a few games. Let's say you wanted to not just get your toes wet in PSVR, but take a full on cannonball and get everything they have to offer. GameStop says that'll be $888.

 

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It's all packaged in their new "PlayStation VR Ultimate Game Bundle" which gets you basically all the accessories and games available at the moment for the VR system. Packaged in the Ultimate Game Bundle are seven titles, which are technically not all the games available for the PS VR, but they are all the games that come in a physical box with a disc. Other games available at this time are purely a digital download.

 

 

So what exactly is in the PlayStation VR bundle? Besides everything you need to get it working (well... minus a PS4 that is) there are seven games and a 2-pack of motion controllers (brand new condition).

 

Hardware:

 

  • PlayStation VR Headset
  • PlayStation 4 Camera
  • PlayStation Move Motion Controllers - 2 Pack

 

Games:

 

  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood VR
  • DriveClub VR
  • EVE: Valkyrie VR
  • Battlezone VR
  • Loading Human: Chapter 1
  • PlayStation VR Worlds
  • RIGS Mechanized Combat League VR
  • Batman: Arkham VR

 

So, is it worth getting all the PS VR has to offer? The games themselves would add up to $330 if bought separately and the hardware for $560, which adds up to $890. This bundle is $1 cheaper than buying everything separately. Congratulations, GameStop saved you a buck if you wanted to buy it all. Well, that and you save time having to purchase everything separately which is probably worth more than a buck saved. If VR is an obsession or you want to impress people, go for it... otherwise buy the headset separately and try out a few games before cannonballing in.

Slice 19% off Shadow Warrior 2 plus Ubisoft weekend sale

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Deals | Posted: Oct 15, 2016 12:15 am

Shadow Warrior 2 is kicking ass in the review department, from both users and critics alike. The overwhelmingly positive title is currently the #1 top seller on Steam, eclipsing even upcoming Triple-A such as Civilization VI. Flying Wild Hog's latest title adds mechanics with depth and improved gunplay. Suffice to say, this is probably one of 2016's sleeper hit. Everyone on the sideline or waiting for review can still partake in a 19% off deal on Shadow Warrior 2 if you pick up the game at GMG.

 

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Also available this weekend at GMG is a platheora of sales from Ubisoft, Head Up Games, and Codemasters. If you want to pick up any of these titles such as Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege, DiRT, or GRID for cheap- this weekend is the time to do so. As a side note, Rainbow Six: Siege at $19.54 is current historic low for the game's digital Uplay edition. For all deals below, be sure to login and use coupon code VIP5 at checkout.

 

Shadow Warrior 2 Discount

 

 

Ubisoft Sale

 

 

Head Up Games Sale

 

 

Codemasters Sale

 

These are the 10 most popular consoles ever

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: Oct 14, 2016 7:26 pm

Video games are one of the most popular forms of entertainment today, they have become a real competitive sport, and the gaming industry is generating billions of dollars. The "boom" of video games started decades ago. Pong and other early arcade games have shown that there is interest in the market for this type of entertainment, which prompted the engineers to develop home gaming devices.

 

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Although it wasn't the first, the Atari VCS/2600 is one of the consoles which popularized home video game consoles and helped cement the video game movement into mainstream culture. It was released on this day, October 14, 1977 as one of the first second-generation consoles in North America, but it took two years for Atari 2600 to become popular in the market.

 

By 1979, the VCS was the best-selling Christmas gift (and console), due to its exclusive content, and 1 million units were sold that year. Atari Inc. then licensed the smash arcade hit Space Invaders, which greatly increased the unit's popularity when it was released in January 1980, doubling sales to over 2 million units.

 

The Atari 2600 was also, at the time, the best-selling American-made console, selling 30 million units. However, when it comes to sold units, the Atari 2600 doesn't come close to the best selling consoles of all time.

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Universe contains 10 times more galaxies than we thought

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Oct 14, 2016 6:34 pm

The Hubble Space Telescope is being credited for yet another major discovery. Using the data from NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, astronomers have performed to this day the most accurate census of the number of galaxies in the universe. And they came to a remarkable conclusion.

 

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According to the new information, there are at least ten times as many galaxies in the observable universe as previously thought.

 

The observable universe consists of the galaxies and other matter that can, in principle, be observed from Earth at the present time. The first real insight in the number of galaxies in the observable universe came in the 1990s when it has been estimated that there are 100 to 200 billion galaxies. New data shows the number is at least ten times higher.

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A lunar base on the Moon just got a lot harder to build

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Oct 14, 2016 5:26 pm

A base on the Moon is many scientists' dream because it would set a new milestone in space exploration, but according to new observations from NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) spacecraft that might be much more difficult than previously thought.

 

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According to new data, the Moon experiences a heavier bombardment by small meteoroids than models had previously predicted. By examining the surface of the Moon, scientists have identified about 30 percent more new craters than anticipated by previous cratering models. In addition to discovering new impact craters, the team observed over 47,000 small surface changes, which they call splotches.

 

They also concluded that 99 percent of the Moon's surface would be overturned by splotch formation after about 81,000 years, which is 100 times faster than previous models that considered overturn from micrometeorite impacts alone, and ignored the effects of secondary impacts.

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Zuckerberg needs help: Who should voice his AI assistant

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: Oct 14, 2016 4:30 pm

Earlier this year, Mark Zuckerberg set his goals for this year. One of them was to build an artificial intelligence assistant that can control his home and help with work, something like J.A.R.V.I.S. (Just A Rather Very Intelligent System), Tony Stark's assistant in Iron Man.

 

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Not even two months ago, Zuckerberg commented he is making significant progress, and his AI assistant is already helping him around the house. He described how he could control the temperature, lights, and gate by his voice.

 

Now, Zuckerberg is ready to give his AI assistant a voice, and he is asking everyone to help out and suggest who's voice should he use. In the films, Jarvis is voiced by an actor Paul Bettany, which is one of the suggestions Zuckerberg got on his Facebook status where he asked for help.

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Sony's PlayStation VR is surprisingly easy to repair

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: Oct 14, 2016 3:33 pm

The gadget surgeons over at iFixit have wasted no time in delving in the guts of Sony's new PlayStation VR headset, slicing open every little nook and cranny to show off its high-tech innards.

 

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Starting at $399, Sony's PSVR has successfully ushered accessible virtual reality hardware in the mainstream market. Now that the headset is out in the wild, it's time to crack it open and see how its internals fare, and how easy it is to repair. According to iFixit's official PSVR teardown, headset repairs are actually pretty straightforward: the PSVR received a lofty 8 out of 10 in the ease of repairability scale. For comparison's sake, the Oculus Rift CV1 scored a 7 out of 10 on the scale, whereas the HTC Vive scored an equal 8 out of 10.

 

The teardown is filled to the brim with interesting tidbits on the PSVR, including a close-up look at its highly-touted 120Hz True HD AMOLED display that fairly matches those found in Samsung's high-end flagship phones.

 

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