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'The Dark Crystal' lives again as Netflix prequel series

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: May 18, 2017 11:58 pm

The long mooted follow-up to Jim Henson's 1982 fantasy feature 'The Dark Crystal' is finally set to happen - as a Netflix exclusive, with the platform revealing the first behind the scenes footage.

 

 

In a surprise announcement, Netflix has announced that production on the 10 episode series 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' is currently underway, which is said to take place many years before the film. The original concept designer Brian Froud is back on board, as is the Jim Henson company - so expect lots of live action puppets. 'Now You See Me' and 'Incredible Hulk' director Louis Leterrier will produce and helm the series.

 

It's currently too soon to officially announce when 'The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance' will hit Netflix, but a 2019 release seems more than likely.

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LG launches Stylo 3 Plus with huge screen and a stylus

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 18, 2017 11:36 pm

LG has launched a new smartphone in the US - the Stylo 3 Plus.

 

The device is powered by a Snapdragon 435 and comes with 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage, expandable to 2TB with a microSD card.

 

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The Stylo 3 Plus has a 5.7-inch Full HD display and, as the name suggests, comes with a stylus.

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LG V30 expected to get Daydream support

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 18, 2017 10:21 pm

LG's V30 has been rumored ever since they launched the V20 last year, more speculation started to come out once the G6 came out, especially regarding which processor it would run. Because the LG G6 runs a Snapdragon 821, the expectation is that the more premium V30 will run a newer and more powerful Snapdragon 835 processor.

 

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However, in addition to the Snapdragon 835 processor, it appears that the V30 will also be capable of supporting or meeting the requirements to support Google's Daydream VR platform. This is a big deal because LG doesn't currently have a Daydream supported device.

 

One of the big reasons for this is that OLED displays are needed in order to meet Google's display performance requirements for Daydream.

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The HTC U11 is cheaper than the Galaxy S8

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 18, 2017 9:31 pm

HTC unveiled its highly-anticipated flagship, the HTC U11, earlier this week, but they didn't mention pricing during the press conference.

 

In the weeks before the launch, we heard rumors that the U11 will be cheaper than the Galaxy S8. The sources claim that the U11 would cost around $660.

 

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HTC's official website says that the U11 can be yours for $649 in the US. The estimated shipping date is in June.

 

HTC's Canadian website shows the price of 999 Canadian dollars, while the U11 has a 749 euro price tag in certain European countries. Meanwhile, In the UK, the price for the phone is £649.

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OnePlus teams up with DxO for the OnePlus 5's camera

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 18, 2017 8:24 pm

OnePlus has confirmed that they will launch the OnePlus 5 this summer, and many are excited about OnePlus' upcoming flagship.

 

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Their fans now have a reason for even more excitement. OnePlus has announced that they've teamed up with DxO to enhance the photography experience on their upcoming flagship.

 

DxO is most well-known for creating the defining photography benchmark, the DxOMark. They've got years of imaging experience and expertise, both for professional cameras and for smartphones.

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Destiny 2 on PC is exclusive to Blizzard's Battle.net

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 18, 2017 7:15 pm

Blizzard today announced a partnership with Bungie regarding Destiny 2 on PC, which will be hosted on Blizzard's widespread servers.

 

 

In a move right out of EA's playbook, Blizzard will assist Bungie in bringing Destiny 2 on the PC platform. The two juggernauts will partner together so Destiny 2 on PC will run on Blizzard's widespread and powerful Battle.net servers (no longer called Battle.net, but you get the gist) so Bungie doesn't have to create a whole new network client and worry about the logistics of another millions-player strong online platform.

 

However, this means Destiny 2 on PC will be exclusive to Blizzard's Battle.net platform, so you'll have to have an account to play. For most PC gamers this isn't a big deal, and Destiny 2 will just be another game tied to their account. This means PC players can use all the benefits of Battle.net including friends list, messaging, sharing, and purchasing Destiny 2 on PC with Blizzard Balance. However, if Blizzard doesn't operate in your global region, there's a chance you simply won't be able to play the PC game.

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All of Ubisoft's games will have live services

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 18, 2017 6:20 pm

Ubisoft confirmed a not-so-surprising bit of news I suspected for a long while: all of its future games will have integrated live services to ensure longevity and consistent revenue streams.

 

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In the last few years Ubisoft has made a considerable transformation in how it does business, moving away from big AAA releases and more towards sustainable online-based titles that consistently provide value via monetizing it over time. Ubisoft now favors games like Rainbow Six: Siege and For Honor with strong earnings via microtransactions and being able to provide new content via digital expansions. This online social engagement-fueled model is what the games industry is gravitating towards, and is the reason why many publishers and platforms are successful--from EA and Activision to Blizzard and Take-Two, and even Microsoft's Xbox LIVE platform.

 

So far Ubisoft has enjoyed considerable success with this strategy, so the publisher will fold all of its future games into the live services roadmap, including the new Assassin's Creed and Far Cry 5 games. But Ubisoft isn't foolish, and it knows it can't push microtransactions and in-game purchases that don't make sense--the company has to create live services that make sense for the title, and do so diligently as to not fracture the community.

 

"All our games now are bringing live operations," said Ubisoft CEO and co-founder Yves Guillemot. "But the operations are all different. Ghost Recon's live operations are different from Rainbow Six's, and will be different from Assassin's Creed."

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Leaked iPhone 8 photos allegedly show the final design

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 18, 2017 5:23 pm

While we still don't actually know whether or not Apple will call their new phone the iPhone 7S or iPhone 8, there are already many rumors floating around about Apple's next flagship device.

 

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We recently learned that Apple had placed orders for their A11 chip that should power the new phone and we have seen a rendered video which allegedly shows Apple's upcoming flagship.

 

Now, an alleged mock-up of the phone has appeared, and it shows the final design of the phone. The images show the design which resembles the device we saw in the rendered video.

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Far Cry 5 news coming 'very soon'

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: May 18, 2017 4:19 pm

Today Ubisoft announced that new Far Cry and Assassin's Creed games will release before March 2018, and promised info on the titles will come sooner than you'd expect.

 

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In today's released financial report Ubisoft confirmed the new Far Cry game is a mainline sequel called Far Cry 5. However, company CEO Yves Guillemot didn't answer when asked if the Western-themed Far Cry rumors were true or not, but he did say gamers can expect more news on the game "very soon."

 

"We can't comment on rumors. But you'll get more information very soon on that game, so it will comfort you on its potential," Guillemot said during Ubisoft's financial earnings call with analysts and investors. "And we are extremely excited with what we're coming with."

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The Galaxy C10 may be Samsung's first dual camera phone

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: May 18, 2017 3:24 pm

The Galaxy Note8 will likely debut this fall, and it is expected that the phone will feature a dual rear camera setup.

 

However, it seems that the Note8 won't be Samsung's first smartphone with a dual camera.

 

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The latest leak suggests that the Galaxy C10, expected to be announced before the Note8, will rock a dual camera setup.

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