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Destiny 2 'leak' reveals September release date

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2017 10:15 pm

A purportedly leaked Destiny 2 promo poster has surfaced, suggesting Bungie's second Destiny game could release on September 8, 2017.

 

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While the Destiny 2 poster's authenticity is still unconfirmed, it's mention of PS4 exclusivity has pretty much convinced the Destiny community that it's indeed real. The poster is stamped with Sony's instantly recognizable "PlayStation Exclusive Content" seal, echoing Sony's timed exclusivity deal on original Destiny content. The timed exclusivity deal gave PS gamers access to armor sets, weapons and strike missions before Xbox owners, and the deal isn't yet over. Destiny 2 will launch on PC this time, so PS4 gamers will have an extra community pissed at them this time.

 

Destiny 2 will also have a beta test, according to the leak, but we didn't need any special foresight to guess that one. Destiny 2 is expected to fold in both consoles and PC so the always-online in-game world will need quite a bit of testing (PC gamers will rip it to shreds if Destiny 2 isn't up to snuff). I also expect that history will repeat itself once more and PS4 owners will get exclusive access to Destiny 2's alpha test.

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Last Galaxy S8 leak before launch - the box

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 23, 2017 9:09 pm

After numerous leaked photos of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ have flooded the internet, the photos of the retail boxes for the devices have leaked.

 

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The leaked photos show the Samsung Galaxy S8+ retail box, which isn't anything special, to be honest. However, the back of the box shows details of what the package contains.

 

With the phone, you will get a micro USB connector and a USB connector, which is likely the same pair of adapters that came with the Note7.

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I hope Destiny 2's leaked poster is fake, and here's why

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2017 8:07 pm

Destiny has always had amazing promo posters that really incorporate a one-of-a-kind sci-fi spirit. That actually worked against them with the original Destiny--gamers were expected some amazing interstellar romp and they were delivered a a great shooter with watered-down story elements. With Destiny 2, Bungie has to prove themselves all over again...and this new "leaked" promo poster isn't a good start.

 

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I really hope this new "leaked" Destiny 2 promo poster is fake. Not only is it strange that the Guardians (if they are Guardians) are without their helmets, but the poster just doesn't have that same grand sci-fi splendor as the other Destiny posters. This may be the first poster we see of Destiny 2, and Bungie needs to not only capture our imaginations, but our spirits. This poster doesn't do that. Perhaps Bungie wants us to make a more human connection with the characters? Maybe that's why their helmets are off? But why expose their faces so soon...why show us their identities and betray the classic feel of Destiny--suited-up space heroes coming in to save the day, a sense of mystery and empowerment. That sense of mystery is still here, but it's absolutely not the same.

 

In an effort to understand Bungie's formula for Destiny posters, I've collected a few bits of promo art to compare the new hideous "leaked" poster to. There's a real night and day difference. It's absolutely imperative that Bungie gets Destiny 2's promo art just right. Sure Destiny is iconic and recognizable, but they still have to capture that same spirit, that same wonder. The game has an amazing realm of concept art that taps distant, unknown worlds and an entire galaxy of wonder, but this poster is just so...boring.

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Apple's red iPhones extremely popular in - China!

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 23, 2017 7:08 pm

Apple recently launched a new color option for its iPhone 7 lineup - red, and the color has proven to be extremely popular in, where else other than China!

 

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Over 350,000 people have registered their interest in them on Chinese retailer site. Have in mind, these are registrations, and people didn't have to leave any deposit for them, so the actual number might be different once the phones hit the market.

 

The phones will be available from March 24th, and every purchase will contribute to the Global Fund to support HIV/AIDS programs and help deliver an AIDS-free generation.

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HMD confirms US availability for the Nokia smartphones

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 23, 2017 6:05 pm

Tomislav Himbele, Head of Marketing for Eastern Europe at HMD Global, recently stated that the company aims to see Nokia in the top three in the next three years.

 

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To achieve that, or come anywhere near that result, the company will have to invest a lot of money, but also make their phones available globally.

 

It has been confirmed that the Nokia 3310 will be available in Europe in mid-May to early June, the same as the three Nokia-branded smartphones announced at MWC 2017. But, up until now, there was no mention of the availability in the US.

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Oppo launches F3 Plus with dual front cameras

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: Mar 23, 2017 2:08 pm

Oppo has launched their new 'selfie expert' - the F3 Plus.

 

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The F3 Plus has double front cameras for perfect selfies. The device has dual front cameras - one 16MP camera and one 8MP 120° wide-angle cameras. The rear camera has 16MP and Sony IMX398 sensor behind a bright f/1.7 aperture.

 

The 6-inch display phone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 and comes with 4GB of RAM an 64GB of internal storage, expandable with a microSD card.

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Manli's upcoming GTX 1080 Ti features blower fan design

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 23, 2017 4:53 am

Manli is showing off their upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card, with a blower-style fan. It has the same tech specs as the GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition from NVIDIA, with the same 11Gbps of GDDR5X clocked at 11Gbps.

 

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Manli GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Blower specifications:

 

  • Product Name Manli GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti
  • Model Name M-NGTX1080TI/5RIHPPP
  • Chipset Name GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • CUDA Cores 3584
  • Memory Configuration 11GB GDDR5X
  • Memory Interface 352bit
  • Base Clock / Boost Clock 1480 / 1582MHz
  • Memory Clock 11010MHz
  • Bus Type PCI-Express 3.0
  • Cooling Design Heatsink with Blower Fan
  • Display Output HDMI 2.0b + 3 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • Power Connectors 1 x 6-pin & 1 x 8-pin
  • Box Dimension 321 x 170 x 90mm Main

Hey MSI, where's your GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Lightning?

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 23, 2017 3:41 am

MSI will be gracing the world with no less than 5 custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards over the next few months, and before we jump into those models - I have a big question I need answered: where the hell are the Lightning cards, MSI? I want the GTX 1080 Lightning, and GTX 1080 Ti Lightning cards.

 

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MSI have released previous generation cards with Lightning Edition cards, and they were usually one of the best SKUs of that generation on the market. Many people, including myself, have waited for MSI to unveil the GeForce GTX 1080 Lightning - and now that we're seeing the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti enter the market, my question on where the Lightning Edition cards are is stronger than ever. MSI... where are they? Can we have them soon? The last one we saw was MSI's GeForce GTX 980 Ti Lightning, which was one of the best GTX 980 Ti cards ever.

 

Now, onto MSI's custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards: starting with the higher-end Gaming X, which we have the SeaHawk EK, SeaHawk, Armor, and Aero brands coming soon.

EVGA unveils GTX 1080 Ti SC, SC2, and FTW3 variants

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Mar 23, 2017 2:32 am

EVGA is on a winning streak today with in-house overclocker 'Kingpin' hitting 3GHz+ on the EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Founders Edition, but now the company has just unleashed more details on three of its upcoming custom GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards.

 

EVGA will have 3 different models of custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti cards, with the GTX 1080 Ti SC, GTX 1080 Ti SC2, and GTX 1080 Ti FTW graphics cards.

 

 

EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming

 

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The GTX 1080 Ti FTW3 Gaming will have its clocks at 1569/1683MHz, with 8+8-pin PCIe power connectors, and a 10+2-phase design - it'll also be the most customized GTX 1080 Ti card from EVGA.

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Overwatch map editor, highlight savings are coming soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Mar 23, 2017 1:33 am

Blizzard has excited Overwatch fans with news that the developer is "extremely open-minded about releasing a map editor" for Overwatch, something Overwatch's Game Director - Jeff Kaplan, teased on the official forums.

 

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Kaplan said: "We are extremely open-minded about releasing a map editor for Overwatch someday. But because Overwatch was made with a brand new engine, this is not a small task or one which can happen any time soon. We have this on our long-term road map and believe heavily in user-made content. But there are many challenges ahead of us and it will be a very long road before our editor can be made available to the public".

 

 

Overwatch continues to evolve, with Blizzard adding in a 24th hero - and a 6th tank role has just gone live with Orisa. Orisa is an "onmic peacekeeper", who was built to protect the people of Numbani. Her abilities include:

 

  • Fusion Driver - A rapid-fire automatic gun that touts good range and accuracy even at a distance
  • Protective Barrier - Throw a device that creates a stationary shield, perfect for intercepting projectiles and protecting teammates
  • Supercharger - Orisa's ultimate ability beams a buff to allies within range, increasing the damage they can inflict on the opposing team

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