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SAPPHIRE teases Radeon R9 Fury X card, and its Radeon 300 series

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 15, 2015 12:00 am

It's now the week of the launch of AMD's new video cards, with the rebranded Radeon R9 390X now being teased from SAPPHIRE in the form of the SAPPHIRE Radeon R9 390X Tri-X OC.






SAPPHIRE's Radeon R9 390X Tri-X OC will rock the Grenada XT (Hawaii XT) GPU, which will include 2816 stream processors, 176 TMUs, and 64 ROPS. We should see 8GB of GDDR5 clocked at 6100MHz on its 512-bit memory bus, while the Core is clocked at 1055MHz. SAPPHIRE has rated the Radeon R9 390X Tri-X OC with a 375W TDP, consuming its power through two 8-pin PCIe power connectors. Where this card is different to other cards, is its Tri-X cooler which sports triple fans and a huge aluminum heat sink array with 10mm copper heat pipes.




But it's the news of the Radeon R9 Fury X that has me excited, based on the Fiji XT core and running that sure-to-be delicious High Bandwidth Memory. We should also expect the Fury, another HBM-powered card that will sport the Fiji Pro GPU. Both of these new cards are expected to be unveiled at the PC Gamer Show hosted by AMD on June 16 during E3 this week.

Jurassic World slaughters box office, sets global opening record

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: Jun 14, 2015 8:19 pm

Jurassic World collected around $204.5 million in the United States after hitting the box office, and has earned more than $500 million around the world, according to early box office estimates. The movie is the highest-grossing global movie opening in history, and there is still the rest of the day for Jurassic World to rack up even more ticket sales.




The film earned $82.8 million on its debut day of Friday, successfully placing it in the top three largest opening day revenues.


The top five weekend movies: Jurassic World ($204.6 million), Spy ($16 million), San Andreas ($11 million), Insidious Chapter 3 ($7.3 million), and Pitch Perfect 2 ($6 million).

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Starbreeze Studios' new VR headset features crazy 5120x1440 resolution

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Jun 14, 2015 1:10 pm

Starbreeze Studios, the developer behind the Payday series of games, has just surprised the world by unveiling their own VR headset, known as Project StarVR.



The new VR headset will be shown off at E3 this week, alongside Overkill Software's upcoming shooter based on The Walking Dead. Starbreeze has acquired French VR hardware developer InfinitEye, with InfinitEye turning into Starbreeze Paris. Moving onto StarVR itself, which is sporting a huge 210-degree horizontal field of view, with a resolution of 5120x1440, courtesy of its dual 5.5-inch panels.


StarVR is really upping the ante on VR headsets, offering gamers immersive orientation and positional tracking as it features a plethora of gyroscopes, accelerometers, magnetometers, and an optical tracking system. The developer teased a shotgun prop that was tracked positionally, so just imagine that in The Walking Dead game for a minute.

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North Korea threatens to 'wage a cyber war' against United States

By: Michael Hatamoto | More News: Hacking & Security | Posted: Jun 14, 2015 12:39 pm

The North Korean regime didn't like news that the United States tried to launch a Stuxnet-like cyberattack against the country, and threatened it could "wage a cyber war against the US to hasten its ruin."




A report in a North Korean newspaper also said the country "can react to any forms of wars, operations and battles sought by the US imperialists," and added "the US is greatly mistaken if it thinks the DPRK will just overlook with folded arms the provocations in the cyber space."


North Korea has threatened a cyber-based apocalypse against the US in the past - and was reportedly behind the attack against Sony Pictures Entertainment.

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Square Enix will debut gameplay of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided at E3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2015 11:34 am

Square Enix will be hosting its first press conference in two years at E3 2015 this week, where they will be showing off some of their hottest upcoming games, as well as Deus Ex: Mankind Divided.




Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu reached out to Square Enix, with a representative saying: "At this year's E3, we'll have our own conference for the first time after two years, where we'll deliver to everyone the rich line-up of the Square Enix Group. What we're going to show off at E3 is unprecedented in the history of Square Enix, with a strong line-up in which each can be considered a centerpiece. Since we plan to stream the conference live, it'll be at night [in Japan], but please watch it!"


Not only should we expect to see Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, but we should get a glimpse at the Unreal Engine 4-powered Kingdom Hearts 3, as well as Just Cause 3.

The world's first 360-degree 8K video has hit YouTube

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: Jun 14, 2015 10:35 am

If you thought your PC or Internet connection couldn't handle that 8K video we reported on last week, what do you think will happen with this new 360-degree, 8K video that Dubai360 has just posted to YouTube? Your PC will melt in its own flames, that's what.



The world's first 360-degree 8K video is a beautiful one, with a 24-hour timelapse of the Dubai airport. The 8K video was achieved using 88,000 individual shots that created many four-hour videos, that were then stitched together. It's an incredible video, and is sure to test out both your PC, and your Internet connection. Just don't try it with dial up.

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Industrial Light and Magic creates a VR experience for Star Wars fans

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Wearable Computing | Posted: Jun 14, 2015 8:33 am

With Oculus VR unveiling the Oculus Rift CV1 last week, it should come as no surprise that the special effects arm of Lucasfilm, Industrial Light and Magic, has worked on a photo-realistic AR and VR experience that throws Star Wars fans into the middle of a new world.




USA Today had some hands-on time with the demo, with ILM showing them the new experience at their ILMxLab development studio. The AR system was powered by iPads, while the VR experience used the Oculus Rift. With an iPad, users can watch a 360-degree scene from any of the characters' points of view, while the VR experience pitted users into a virtual X-wing cockpit, where they can steer the fighter craft through head tilts.


Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy told USA Today: "With image-quality rivaling film. You'll be able to literally step into an alternate reality." Both versions are expected to debut alongside the new film this Christmas".

EA rumored to unveil next-gen Battlefield 5 at E3 this week

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2015 6:16 am

Very shortly after we posted our news on EA showing off three unannounced games with one of them being new IP, we had an industry source of ours say that they've heard that EA will be teasing Battlefield 5 at E3.




We shouldn't be surprised by this, as Battlefield is one of EA's largest franchises. It was shot in the foot majorly with Battlefield: Hardline, and with Battlefield 4 being on the market for 16 months now, it's time to start hearing about a new Battlefield game. EA is already busy with Star Wars: Battlefront, and the new Mirror's Edge Catalyst, but a surprising tease of Battlefield 5 would really shake the walls at E3.


Of course our insider could be wrong, but with EA already saying Battlefield 5 will be a military-themed shooter in the same vein as Battlefield 4, and a release of Q4 2016, it's not too far away anyway. One thing I would like to see with Battlefield 5 is a full concentration on the PC build of the game, where they water it down to consoles. This way we will get one of the best looking games ever released, and please EA - include VR support.


If we don't see Battlefield 5, we have a sneaking suspicion that EA could instead tease Battlefield: Bad Company 3, which would be equally, if not, more exciting.

Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition sells for $91,635

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Jun 14, 2015 5:51 am

Do you have $91,000 spare to blow on a smartphone? Too bad. Someone else shelled out a couple of house deposits on the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition smartphone.


samsung-galaxy-s6-edge-iron-man-limited-edition-sells-91-000_01, China's second largest e-commerse retailer, auctioned off just one of the Galaxy S6 edge Iron Man Limited Edition smartphones, with a huge 92,429 bids received, the final price was $91,635. At $91,635, this lucky bidder spent nearly 100 times what the phone retails for, at $1079.


While I love the Galaxy S6 edge, you'd have to be very wealthy - Tony Stark rich - to spend nearly $100,000 on a smartphone. But, what a collector's item, eh?

EA rumored to be showing off '3 unannounced games' and new IP at E3

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Jun 14, 2015 5:10 am

With E3 2015 right around the corner now, Electronic Arts is teasing its lineup of games that it will have at the show. Not only will EA be showing off games we already know about, but industry insider Shinobi602 says that EA will be showing off "3 unannounced EA games, one of which is a new IP".




EA will be presenting a large amount of games at E3 next week, including FIFA 16, EA SPORTS FIFA, Madden NFL 16, Madden NFL Moible, Minions Paradise, Mirror's Edge Catalyst, NBA LIVE 16, Need for Speed, NHL 16, EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR, Star Wars Battlefront, and Star Wars: The Old Republic.


But it's the 3 unannounced games, with one of them being new IP that has me interested. I'm really hoping we get to see Battlefield 5 unveiled, with the player numbers on Battlefield 4 dropping, and Battlefield Hardline pretty much being a flop. Mass Effect 4 is sure to be shown off, but some new IP would be good to see, too.

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