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Battlefield 1 closed alpha is a thing

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 18 hours ago

A Battlefield 1 closed alpha or something close to it is currently being played by members of the press, which Gamespot says will be available next week. Available to who isn't exactly clear, but based on past DICE closed alphas, it's likely a small selection of those who signed up for Battlefield Insider.

 

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The news is affirmed by Game Informer's recent takedown of closed alpha footage, which we've heard from those who attended EA Play that it was supposed to be under NDA for two weeks.

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Nintendo NX will be 'spectacular,' says CD Projekt RED

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 18 hours ago

CD Projekt RED is one of the many dev studios that's very familiar with Nintendo's new NX console hardware, and says that the system will be "spectacular" for gamers.

 

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Not too long ago Nintendo America President Reggie Fils-Aime said something that worried Nintendo fans: "For us, it isn't about specs, it's about content," he said. But...the NX is supposed to be powered by a next-gen 16nm Pascal-based Tegra chip! It's supposed to be powerful! Does this mean the NX will be another hardware flop like the Wii U? CD Projekt RED's Fabian Döehlahe tells us not to worry: the NX is going to be "fantastic".

 

"The Nintendo NX will be fantastic," CD Projekt RED communications manager Fabian Mario Döehlahe told German games publication Rocketbeans TV. "As a developer you get access to the hardware and everybody [at CD Projekt] is looking forward to the NX. We know things."

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Ears-on: Astro's new A50 headphones kick ass, rock meaningful features

By: Jason Evangelho | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: 4 days, 19 hours ago

I'll be honest. With a flurry of meetings to attend during E3 and free time nonexistent, I wasn't initially excited about seeing Astro's updated A50 wireless headphones. Don't misunderstand me, I'm a fan. I've used the crap out of my 1st generation pair for gaming, Rock Band, and VR sessions. But when I hear "updated," I envision a few new bullet points to put on the retail box for marketing purposes, just barely justifying a new version. This is thankfully not the case with the new Astro A50s.

 

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I went hands-on and ears-on with an Astro engineer during E3, and walked away super impressed. My only criticism? Astro probably should have stamped these with a brand new model number because they're a substantial improvement over not just the originals, but even the most recent iterations.

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Netflix adds title suggestion feature

By: Sean Ridgeley | More News: Online Video | Posted: 4 days, 19 hours ago

Desperately want a show or movie on Netflix? Now you can let the company know by more official means as a 'title suggestion' page has been added to the website.

 

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Simply head here, input up to three suggestions at a time, and hit submit. There's no limit on how many times you can do this, so if you have a long list of things you want to see, you can go to town.

 

The new feature should help Netflix identify patterns and easily see the most requested titles at any given time. Should a few rise far above the rest, presumably it will chase down those titles as best it can.

Land a high paying tech job with this Linux Bundle

By: TweakTown Deals | More News: Deals | Posted: 4 days, 20 hours ago

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If you're looking to land a profitable job in the tech sector, having a broad range of skills is the best way to get your foot in the door. The Complete Linux System Administrator Bundle will turn you into a tech jack-of-all-trades, capable of everything from systems administration to penetration testing, and it's only $69.

 

This bundle comes packed with over 100 hours of instruction in Linux, a popular operating system for programmers; and it will teach you everything from bash scripting to Linux administration with Python. You'll also learn how to create apps, penetration test, and more, turning you into a Swiss army knife of programming expertise.

 

For a limited time, the Complete Linux System Administrator Bundle is on sale for only $69, over 90% off its $2,100 retail price.

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Titanfall 2 detailed in a new 4-minute gameplay clip

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days ago

Titanfall 2 made a big splash during E3 2016 this year, but we can always do with more gameplay footage, right?

 

 

That's where YouTube channel 'Titanfall Legends - Titanfall 2 News/Hype!' comes in, with a new 4-minute gameplay clip which we have embedded above. Titanfall 2 is under development with Respawn Entertainment, with EA set to release it on October 28.

 

You can read our own preview of the game from E3 right here.

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NVIDIA pushed its next-gen GeForce, VR, Ansel and more at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 days, 2 hours ago

Computex 2016 - Finally, our last video on Computex 2016 now that I'm not so busy and running around doing 15 trillion things at once - is of NVIDIA's huge 'booth' at the Grand Hyatt during Computex.

 

 

The company was showcasing its next-gen, Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 video cards, as well as it's huge push into VR. Not only that, but NVIDIA detailed Ansel with some truly beautiful pictures hanging on walls taken in-game, as well as huge VR Experience rooms where we got to play a bunch of games.

 

The energy in the room was intense, with gamers and everyone else enjoying themselves. What was your favorite part of the 10-minute video?

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1000-core processor arrives, 1.78GHz clock speed, runs from AA battery

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 5 days, 4 hours ago

This isn't something I thought I'd be writing in 2016, but a team at the University of California, Davis, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering have hit a world's first. The team have designed the first "KiloCore" processor, which has 1000 independent programmable processors, with a maximum computation rate of 1.78 trillion instructions per second.

 

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The new 1000-core processor has 621 million transistors and was shown off during the recent 2016 Symposium on VLSI Technology and Circuits in Honolulu on June 16. Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Bevan Baas, who led the team that designed KiloCore, said: "To the best of our knowledge, it is the world's first 1,000-processor chip and it is the highest clock-rate processor ever designed in a university".

 

Up until now, there has been no other chips made with over 300 processors, with most of them being made for research purposes and only a handful are sold commercially. The new 1000-processor KiloCore was fabricated by IBM on their 32nm CMOS technology, so we're not even talking anything radically advanced like the 14nm and 10nm nodes that are being used and played with now.

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Studio cancels 'Independence Day: Resurgence' press screenings

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Celebrities & Entertainment | Posted: 5 days, 6 hours ago

With the much anticipated release of 'Independence Day: Resurgence' just a few days away, you'd expect that the first movie reviews might be imminent, right? Wrong.

 

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According to U.S. based movie critics, 20th Century Fox has cancelled the organised press screenings for the film, leading to some speculation that the quality of the film isn't up to snuff. In contrast, Disney let critics publish their 'Captain America: Civil War' reviews a week in advance, when it was clear that the film was pretty decent.

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Rise for our 'London Has Fallen' Blu-ray giveaway, thanks to Roadshow

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 5 days, 7 hours ago

To celebrate this week's release of 'London Has Fallen' on Blu-ray HD and DVD, we have ten Blu-ray copies to give away thanks to our friends at Roadshow Home Entertainment.

 

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The world's leaders have assembled. So have their enemies. The sequel to the worldwide smash hit 'Olympus Has Fallen' begins in London, where the British Prime Minister has passed away under mysterious circumstances. His funeral is a must-attend event for leaders of the western world. But what starts out as the most protected event on earth, turns into a deadly plot to kill the world's most powerful leaders, devastate every known landmark in the British capital, and unleash a terrifying vision of the future. Only three people have any hope of stopping it: the President of the United States, his formidable secret service head (Gerard Butler), and an English MI-6 agent who rightly trusts no one.

 

To go into the running to win a prize, simply answer the following question in 50 words or less:

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