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Nier Automata supports 21:9 on PC, but has 60FPS lock

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Mar 18, 2017 6:00 am

Nier Automata has been making headlines lately, especially since it was released onto the PS4 last week - but now the PC version is out, with new details on the game released.




We now know that Platinum Games has included 21:9 monitor support, with 3440x1440 available as an option (and 2560x1080) - but there seems to be a 60FPS lock for Nier Automata on the PC.


The graphics settings include:






There's a few graphics settings to play with, but nothing much there.

Pokemon GO player finds rare creature, has heart attack

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Mar 10, 2017 9:33 am

Pokemon GO is still a popular game, and maybe a little too much for 67-year-old Liang Weiming who had a level 28 account and over 200 creatures - as he found the rarest of Pokemon: Lapras, and then suffered a fatal heart attack.




According to Weiming's wife, the excitement of finding the rare Pokemon caused him to have a heart attack on the spot. He was transported to the Singapore General Hospital, but was unable to be saved, passing away shortly after he arrived. Weiming also suffered from heart disease and cardiac issues, so the excitement from finding Lapras pushed him over the edge.


I guess the one good thing to take away from this is that he died doing something he truly loved - so much so, that when he caught that elusive Pokemon, it killed him. RIP, Liang Weiming.

Overwatch will soon have CTF mode, and a server browser

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Feb 8, 2017 8:09 am

Normally a game launches with or without a server browser, and if it launches without a server browser - usually the developer will say it's either coming soon, or not at all.



Blizzard have decided with 'not at all' with Overwatch, but it seems the developer has been cooking a server browser for Overwatch in the background. Blizzard teased the server browser at Blizzcon, but now it's even closer - with the server browser letting you create and search for custom games in a public list, divided by region.


Overwatch will soon receive a new patch that will include the server browser, but the new patch will also let you gain XP in custom games, just as you do in Quick Play, Arcade, and Competitive modes.


Not only that, but there will be a new Capture the Flag mode in Overwatch, after it was a success in Overwatch's current seasonal event, Year of the Rooster. CTF will be available as a custom game mode in the new patch, after it goes through usual testing in the Public Test Realm (PTR).

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Zelda: Breath of the Wild goes gold, ready for Switch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Feb 7, 2017 8:06 am

Nintendo is gearing up for the massive launch of its next-gen Switch console on March 3, and now its system seller Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is ready, as the game has just gone gold.




The development team celebrated Breath of the Wild going gold, with an image by Monolith Soft developer Yasuyuki Honne posting an image to Twitter.


Monolith helped out by providing some thoughts on how the open world nature of Breath of the Wild should feel, as they had previously worked on Xenoblade Chronicles X.


Nintendo will launch its next-gen Switch console alongside The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and I'm sure the sales are going to be in the healthy many millions mark.

Sniper Elite 4: DX12 on PC, native 1080p on consoles

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Feb 4, 2017 2:28 am

Rebellion has announced that Sniper Elite 4 will have DX12 support for the PC, as well as improved PS4 Pro support when it launches on February 14.




Sniper Elite 4 will take advantage of as many technologies it can, with Sony's juiced up PS4 Pro offering improved frame rate, increased draw distances and geometry level of detail, better lighting and shadow detail, better image quality of reflections, and even faster load times.


Rebellion boss and co-founder Chris Kingsley explains: "We've worked really hard to make SNIPER ELITE 4 our biggest and best game ever. And now the power of PlayStation®4 Pro, and DirectX 12 on PC, means we can take things even further for our fans who want the best sniper experience in the world. We're turning everything up to 12!"


Rebellion teases Sniper Elite 4 as: "Running in native 1080p on both PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Sniper Elite 4 is the first game in the series built without the constraints of older hardware and aims to deliver the definitive World War Two shooter for a generation. From sun-drenched Mediterranean coastal towns to colossal Nazi megastructures, daunting forests and giddying mountain monasteries inspired by Monte Cassino, Sniper Elite 4 will offer breathless emergent stealth action and unrivalled sniping freedom across maps many times the size of those seen in Sniper Elite 3".


Sniper Elite 4 stealths onto the market on February 14 for the PC, Xbox One, PS4 and PS4 Pro.

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Far Cry 5 rumored for a release sometime this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Feb 3, 2017 12:01 am

Far Cry has been a successful franchise over the years, but what about a new game in the series this year? That's the new rumor, according to a listing on GameStop's release date list.




The game retailer is listing Far Cry 5 on its PlayStation 4 Software Upcoming Releases list for November 26, 2017 - SG Gaming Info contacted their local GameStop, asking them about the SKU code on Far Cry 5. They said: "Unfortunately we are out of stock of Far Cry 5 for the PS4 and can't guarantee more stock will be made available again to us from the vendor".


Ubisoft replied to SG Gaming Info about Far Cry 5, adding: "We don't comment on rumour or speculation I'm afraid".


Are you waiting for Far Cry 5? What would you like to see in the game?

Nike's self-lacing HyperAdapt shoes available on Nov 28

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Sep 22, 2016 1:30 am

Hot damn, those self-lacing shoes we all loved from Back to the Future II are nearly here, with Nike set to release their HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes at "select" retailers by appointment only, starting November 28.




Nike had the folks at Wired over to check out the behind the scenes of the HyperAdapt's development, with a massively detailed and great article to read right here. Wired got to try Nike's new HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes on, with the company teasing that "all you have to do is step into it", and once your foot is inside of the HyperAdapt shoes, an "electric whizzing noise" can be heard, and it - as Wired puts it "embraces my foot in a gentle kind of hug".


The team of designers and engineers at Nike have put over a decade of work into the HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes, with the series of sneakers being a breath of fresh air for Nike, which has always been a company that stays ahead of shoe innovation. Wired added that the person trying the shoes on had broken their ankle previously, with their right foot still swollen. Well, after the HyperAdapt 1.0 shoes were put on, the right shoe laces were "visibly looser, but the grip is no less secure".


That's it, I want them now, Nike.

Michael J. Fox receives the first pair of self-lacing shoes from Nike

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Oct 22, 2015 12:16 am

In case you haven't noticed, but today is October 21, 2015 - the day when Doc and Marty travel to the future in Back to the Future II. Today is also Back to the Future Day, with every website, social media page and more filled with Back to the Future content.



Today, Nike presented Michael J. Fox with the first pair of self-lacing shoes, something we saw in Back to the Future II. Fox took to Twitter to show off the self-lacing shoes, with an 8-second video that we have embedded above. If you look closely when Fox is putting the shoes on, the laces slowly flatten when his foot slides into them. The shoes also make an awesome sound, too.




Nike is planning to launch a limited edition self-lacing shoe next year, which will be made available through a strict auction process. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to Fox's Foundation for Parkinsons Research.

EA extends the Star Wars Battlefront beta until October 13

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Oct 12, 2015 1:35 am

EA has just announced that it has extended the Star Wars Battlefront beta until October 13, as the company wants to do some "additional tests" that will start tomorrow, and run through Tuesday.




The company took to the Star Wars Battlefront blog, saying: "These tests are to help us find some extreme scenarios, and that means some players may experience occasional issues such as being kicked from the game or losing connectivity. This is all being done in the name of shoring up our infrastructure before we launch on November 17th".


If you want to quickly get into it, check out our guide on Star Wars Battlefront here.

Microsoft's 84-inch Surface Hub 4K TVs shipping on January 1, 2016

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Fashion meets Tech | Posted: Aug 13, 2015 3:35 am

If you've had $20,000 burning a hole in your pocket, be prepared for January 1, 2016 because Microsoft will begin shipping the 84-inch version of its Surface Hub on the first day of next year.




During the Windows 10 event earlier this year, Microsoft unveiled the Surface Hub, surprising most. The TV-sized tablet is designed to be an advanced, collaborative teleconference system for the enterprise. There are two different versions: the 55-inch HD screen with an Intel HD GPU for $7000, or the massive 84-inch 4K version packing an NVIDIA Quadro K2200 GPU for $20,000.


Microsoft didn't expect the Surface Hub to be so popular, as it has missed its September 1 ship date due to the pre-orders far exceeding its manufacturing expectations. Will you be buying a Surface Hub? If you could have one, which would you choose?