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Escape from Tarkov video shows off intricate weapon modding ability

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 1, 2016 7:05 pm

Weapon modding is a mechanism that helps to differentiate different MMO's and adds a level of interactivity and fun to the game. Escape from Tarkov has an incredibly deep weapon customization mechanism, one that lets you take thousands, and possibly even millions of different combinations and put it all together for a truly unique amalgamations of destructive power.

 

 

The new video that Battlestate games has released shows off just a tiny fraction of the possibilities that'll be available when it's finally available for us to dive into. From the looks of it, you'll be able to change nearly anything, from the muzzle, the barrel, stock, sites, magazines and the paint job. Check it out above, and see how it's done. If other games and their player-made economies are anything to go by, then the vast array of things that you can swap out to change your weapons might make for a very fun and lucrative way to make money in-game.

 

Escape from Tarkov is a hardcore story-driven MMO that combines elements of FPS' and RPG's for a unique expereince. The events take place in the Russian city of Tarkov, which has been sealed of by roadblocks and sunk into the chaos of local warfare between private military companies. Escape from Tarkov's Hazardous Environment Combat Simulator employs a number of custom system modules to create incredibly immersive gameplay and make you feel more connected to the events that are happening in the game.

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The Final Fantasy 15 Platinum demo is extremely lacking

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 1, 2016 5:49 pm

If it weren't for the exclusive carbuncle unlock, the new Final Fantasy 15 demo would be completely pointless.

 

 

After Square Enix revealed the new Final Fantasy 15 Platinum Demo, I was super excited to try it out. After all, the demo represents a chunk of the finalized game, mirroring the combat scheme and optimized graphics we'll see in the finished product this September. My excited quickly evaporated when I started playing the demo, which is essentially a lackluster attempt at catering to casual gamers, totally betraying the very essence of the enthralling action-packed adventure we'd seen in the trailers.

 

Instead of the rip-roaring mayhem and carnage, we're given a cutesy adventure that depicts Noctis' dreams. The idea sounds neat enough, but the execution was so lackadaisical and underwhelming that I earnestly wanted to quit mid-game. Luckily the demo isn't long--but isn't that a bad thing? It's a bad sign that you want the entire experience to be over as soon as possible, right?

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The Division's first free expansion drops April 12, adds new endgame

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 1, 2016 5:24 pm

Ubisoft will be unleashing the first free DLC for The Division on April 12, which will hit all three platforms at once: PS4, Xbox One and PC. It'll include two announced free Incursions, endgame activities that were designed with squad play in mind, and new features such as loot trading.

 

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The first Incursion is called "Falcon Lost", which will see Division members visiting a new location: an underground water treatment facility that acts as a stronghold for a faction called The Last Man Battalion. Ubisoft explains it as: "Falcon Lost has two difficulties: Hard mode, which is recommended for players whose gear score is equivalent to level 31; and challenge mode, which is even tougher. Also, there aren't any checkpoints in Falcon Lost; if your team goes down, you'll have to restart from the beginning. Additionally, you can replay Falcon Lost and other upcoming Incursions as many times as you want and still be rewarded with new loot".

 

There'll also be four new gear sets: Sentry's Call, Striker's Battle Gear, Path of the Nomad and Technician's Authority - which are designed for specific play styles, according to Ubisoft. Once you've completed a set, the new gear will unlock a new talent for your character. Your agent's abilities will also sail past the current level cap of 30, which is another nice change.

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G.SKILL reveals 32GB DDR4 laptop memory clocked at 3000MHz

By: Derek Strickland | More News: RAM | Posted: Apr 1, 2016 4:34 pm

G.SKILL today revealed its latest high-performance memory kits aimed at the laptop and small form-factor PC crowd, bringing blazing-fast speeds and low voltage and low-latency timings to the SO-DIMM range.

 

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G.SKILL's new Ripjaws memory kits pack up to 32GB (16GBx2) of SO-DIMM DDR4 RAM clocked at a rip-roaring 3000MHz, hitting a new maximum threshold for laptop/SFF builds. The modules only draw 1.2V as opposed to the usual 1.35V consumption for DDR4 RAM, making an ideal power-efficient memory solution for gaming laptops.

 

The new Ripjaws SO-DIMM RAM modules have CL-15-18-18-43 latency timings and come in 8GB, 16GB (8GBx2 or 16GBx1), and 32GB (16GBx2) configurations. The kits will be available later this month, and pricing has yet to be revealed.

More evidence of BioShock: The Collection surfaces, on ESRB this time

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 1, 2016 4:16 pm

There had already been ruminations of a BioShock compilation coming out courtesy of game rating organizations from other parts of the world, but now the US's own ESRB has rated the BioShock: The Collection game in anticipation of its release. Even though 2K hasn't said anything about it quite yet.

 

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The rating simply describes the upcoming compendium as "...a collection of three first-person shooters in which players assume the role of characters uncovering the mysteries behind the dystopian societies of Rapture and Columbia." Due to the "large bloods-splatter effects" and other depictions of violence therein it receives Mature rating form the ESRB to reflect the more mature way that the three games seem to depict this fantastical 1912 setting.

 

We heard of the impending release, or announcement, of the collection in September when it was outed on a South African site, which published a listing for it. Then some more details popped up on a Taiwanese game rating site a little later on, though we've had no mention or comment from 2K about any new collection, remastered or not, of the BioShock games. This might be April 1st, but the ESRB rarely plays jokes at all, even if they mistakingly release info before they should.

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North Korea bans access to Facebook, YouTube and porn sites

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Current Affairs | Posted: Apr 1, 2016 3:30 pm

North Korea's Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications has announced a nation-wide ban on social media networks like Twitter and Facebook, as well as YouTube and even porn sites.

 

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The Associated Press reports that North Korea is tightening its grip on censorship by blocking access to major social media sites for "a certain period of time". The ban also includes several South Korean websites, as well as gambling and porn sites. The government warns that anyone who attempts to circumvent the ban or distribute "anti-republic data" will be punished.

 

As North Korean citizens are walled off from the outside web and only have access to a government-controlled intranet, the new restrictions are aimed at making it extremely difficult for visitors and foreign residents to share the country's current events with the outside world. Before now visitors were able to enjoy unrestricted access to the web. Interestingly enough, Instagram has been whitelisted and isn't banned by the new law.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has made over $500 million so far

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: Apr 1, 2016 3:28 pm

While Warner Bros. might not be enjoying the best critical reception to Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the movie has just smashed through the $500 million barrier - only five days after its release.

 

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Batman v Superman pulled in $12.2 million on Tuesday domestically, taking in another $20.7 million overseas. This kicks the global total of BvS to $501.9 million, thanks to it opening in virtually every major foreign territory, including China - the world's second-largest market for movies.

 

Have you seen Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice yet? What did you think?

Vector Unit's Riptide GP: Renegade promises insane watercraft racing

By: Jeff Williams | More News: Gaming | Posted: Apr 1, 2016 3:06 pm

The next generation wave-riding extravaganza has just been announced by Vector Unit. Riptide GP: Renegade has a completely retuned graphics engine underneath, retuned mechanics, and promises to let us pull off some very crazy stunts in mid-air on just about every gaming platform imaginable.

 

 

The newest Riptide will let you show off to your friends with death-defying stunts over massive waterfalls in beautifully rendered scenes, outrun cops, and speed off at nearly reckless speeds across increasingly surging waves. If you're daring enough, you'll get the chance to evade police boats and drones while blasting through some rather vast and interactive race environments. Just like the previous Riptide games, there'll be no shortage of secret shortcuts, and animated obstacles to race around.

 

You'll also get a chance to battle your way through a variety of different race types and even boss fights to reach the top of the underground hydro jet racing circuit, which is totally a thing. Racing earns you XP and cash so you can upgrade and customize your hydro jet, unlock new stunts, and increase your rider's performance. There'll be online multiplayer plus local split screen multiplayer on consoles. And the best part is that it's supposed to run at 1080P and 60FPS on the consoles (much higher on the PC of course). It'll be available on the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, Android, iOS and through the Amazon app store.

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By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Apr 1, 2016 3:00 pm

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Win the DJI Phantom 4 Drone

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: Apr 1, 2016 3:00 pm

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