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ZeniMax and Facebook settle VR lawsuit

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 1 hour, 5 mins ago

The ZeniMax vs Facebook saga is finally over.




ZeniMax and Facebook, who were once up in arms over Oculus Rift VR tech, have settled their long litigation for an undisclosed sum. ZeniMax, parent company to Bethesda Softworks, alleged in 2014 that ex-employees including John Carmack (of id Software fame) took trade secrets with them when moving to Oculus. These secrets included specific code that ZeniMax says was used in making the Oculus Rift VR headset. ZeniMax wanted to block all sales of the headset and sought damages from Facebook, who had then bought Oculus for $2 billion.


In 2017 a Dallas court ruled in favor of ZeniMax, finding that Facebook violated NDAs and awarded the plaintiff $500 million. That sum was lowered to $250 million, causing both companies to appeal. Now the lawsuit has been settled for an undisclosed sum, ZeniMax today announced in a press release.

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RED Digital Cinema teams with NVIDIA for 8K movie editing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 4 hours, 19 mins ago

AMD was the first to kinda strike 8K video editing but couldn't quite get there, something we exposed during SIGGRAPH 2017 in the days after the Radeon RX Vega unveiling in LA. But now, NVIDIA is handling real-time 8K video editing on a single Quadro RTX 6000 graphics card with some truly impressive results.




During an event in the US recently, RED Digital Cinema announced a partnership with NVIDIA and announced NVIDIA CUDA-accelerated REDCODE RAW decode SDK that provides software developers and studios new ways to work with 8K video content. RED and NVIDIA announced the news in front of some of the largest names in the industry including Adobe, Colorfront, HP, and others.


RED Digital Cinema president Jarred Land said: "Our mission is to bring cinema-grade images and performance to content creators everywhere. RED, NVIDIA and our industry partners are leveling the playing field, making the technology for high-resolution processing and image quality accessible to everyone".


8K video isn't mainstream right now but there are leaps and bounds advancements being made with 7680 x 4320 displays and TVs, as well as content being shot in 8K or above. Directors and content creators shooting in 8K doesn't mean you need to have 8K monitors or TVs to enjoy their super high-res content, as it provides much more flexibility when it comes to stabilizing, panning, cropping, or zooming into a shot without losing too much image quality. You can shoot in 8K and zoom into something close and maintain 4K resolution with incredible image quality.

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Nintendo adds 3 new NES Games to Switch Online service

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 19 mins ago

Its Nintendo's time of the month again and just like the previous month the company has added three new games to its NES collection.



Nintendo has announced via their Nintendo UK Twitter page that they have brought 3 brand new NES games to Nintendo Switch Online users. Players will be going full retro in; Adventures of Lolo, Ninja Gaiden, and Wario's Woods. To celebrate the new additions, Nintendo has comprised a short video showcasing each of the new games.


Nintendo also has given players two new SP version games to enjoy as well. Metroid and Dr. Mario join the previously released SP titles The Legend of Zelda and Gradius. For more information regarding the current NES games on the Nintendo Switch, visit the official Nintendo listings for them here.

Super Smash Bros. UItimate patch 'next week', kills replays

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 19 mins ago

Nintendo has already teased that the first patch to come to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate will be arriving onto Nintendo Switch systems sometime throughout next week.




The news comes from a notice message sent out to every Nintendo Switch system, the message says that update 1.2.0 would be arriving sometime "next week." The majority of the contents for the update are unclear, but what we do know is that once the update is downloaded and installed into your systems all in-game replays that were saved to Ultimates game files will be removed.


To save the awesome kills that you have already done, players will have to go to their Vault in Smash UItimate and navigate to the replay data section and re-save the replays into videos to your Nintendo Switch storage. Doing this will save your replays but in turn will take up quite a lot of storage on your Nintendo Switch or external microSD card. I would advise players that want to save all of their replays and have quite a few of them to make sure they have enough space on their Nintendo Switch or microSD card before attempting the transfer.

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Noise complaint results in cops battling in Smash Ultimate

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 19 mins ago

Usually when you hear about a police story most of the time bad news, its unfortunate police get that negative wrap but a recent noise complaint story ended overwhelmingly positive. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate was involved so how could it not right?



Jovante M. Williams or his Twitter tag JoviJenovi was hosting a Super Smash Bros. Ultimate tournament with himself and his friends. Just like any Smash get together, the energy would of been heightened due to the intensity of the game which would of resulted in some noise (no one blames them Smash can do that). This noise would of no doubt been heard by Williams' neighbor and then the police were called on the party.


When the police arrived something unexpected happened, originally thinking that their night was over Williams instead asked the cops "I'm like, 'Y'all wanna play Smash?!? And two of them literally raised their hand and walked up. They're like, 'How do you jump?' They were acting; one of them was playing Pikachu!" It just shows that all police stories don't have to end up being negative and that Super Smash Bros. Ultimate can bring anyone together! On a side note, one of the officers confirmed that no charges were filed and that they guys were just having a bit of fun.

The Game Awards 2018 viewership doubled over last year

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 19 mins ago

Now that The Game Awards are over, host and creator of the show, Geoff Keighley has taken to Twitter to announce the statistics regarding viewership across all platforms.



According to the announcement on Keighleys Twitter account, 2018's Game Awards viewership "more than doubled over last year" totaling around "26 million live streams." Keighley talked more about the viewship in his Twitter thread, saying that viewership for the show was "up" across all platforms. Twitch for example reached a massive peak of 1.13 million concurrent viewers making The Game Awards 2018 one of the most viewed livestreams ever on the platform.


When looking towards the voting for The Game Awards, Keighley explains that when comparing to last years show, voting across all of the categories was up a massive 50%. 10.5 million gamers voted for 2018's show. Keighley finalizes and states that regardless of numbers the extreme "positive feedback means the most to me." Now that the show is over, the host is going to be taking some time to reflect on the events of this year and somehow devise a plan to make next year bigger and better.

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Smash Bros. Ultimate sales reach 1.3 million units in Japan

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 19 mins ago

We are almost a week exactly to the launch of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and since the titles release Smash UItimate has already taken 1st place as the Nintendo Switches best-selling title.




According to Famitsu's early sales report for Japan, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate has already reached 1,220,535 physical units sold in a range of only about 5 days. To put into comparison, Smash Ultimate has already beaten Pokemon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! as those titles have collectively sold 1,012,247 units.


To give an even better comparison, Nintendo's The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of Wild was released back in March of last year and has totaled 1,182,281 units. Smash Ultimate has already surpassed that, solidifying it as Nintendo's best-selling Switch title. There is more statistics on Smash UItimate sales from the UK sales charts, check that out here.

Pornhub in 2018: 4403 petabytes of data, 147GB per SECOND

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 13 hours, 57 mins ago

In my morning scour for news to write today I came across a story about Fortnite being the 15th most searched for term on Pornhub, which led me into Pornhub's own '2018 Year In Review' insights which were actually really interesting.


Pornhub has an absolutely astonishing 33.5 billion visits to the site in 2018 (and it's not even over yet) which equates to 92 million daily average visits, which the site points out is the population of Australia, Canada and Poland visiting Pornhub each and everyday. They have had over 30 billion searches in 2018 so far, which works out to 962 searches per second.




There were over 4.79 million videos uploaded this year so far, which works out to 1 million hours of video or 115 years of video. Pornhub breaks it down so well, stating that "if you started watching 2018's videos after the Wright brother's first flight, you would still be watching today. Remember that the Wright brothers first flight was back in 1903, 115 years ago.

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Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S10 with 1TB storage: $1800?!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 15 hours, 1 min ago

Samsung will have one of the biggest years in its history in 2019, with the flagship Galaxy S10 smartphone set to dominate the market with three different variants of its next-gen flagship handset arriving next year.




The latest news on the Galaxy S10 comes from notorious leaker Evan '@evleaks' Blass, where he said that it will feature an Infinity O display with a 'punch hole' style selfie cam cutout, an Ultrasonic in-display fingerprint scanner, three rear cameras (standard, wide, and telephoto) as well as Samsung's new One UI that will be splashed over Android 9.0 Pie.


There will reportedly be three different models unveiled with the Galaxy S10 Lite, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10+ with the S10 Lite featuring a 5.8-inch display, S10 with a 6.1-inch display and the S10+ with a larger 6.4-inch display. All models of the Samsung Galaxy S10 will reportedly have 3.5mm headphone jacks, but this hasn't been confirmed just yet. The in-display fingerprint sensor will reportedly use ultrasonic waves to read the ridges of your fingerprint in 3D, which will be impressive to see from Samsung.


Samsung Galaxy S10 Pricing:


  • Samsung Galaxy S10 Lite (128GB) - $850
  • Samsung Galaxy S10 (128GB/512GB) - $1011/$1250
  • Samsung Galaxy S10+ (128GB/512GB/1TB) - $1140, $1400, $1800

This CRYENGINE project has the best looking graphics EVER

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 5 mins ago

CRYENGINE has always been one of the best looking graphics engines on the market, something that continues to shine with developers squeezing more and more out of it... but this latest scene and screenshots from a new project are simply mind blowing.




The official CRYENGINE page on Facebook shared some photos from Matthias Lindemann's new project using Crytek's versatile engine where he used photogrammetry with some absolutely out-of-this-world results.




This wouldn't be a full game by any means and more of a 'scene' within CRYENGINE for the purposes of showing what it can do when it's pushed to its limits.




With the official CRYENGINE page sharing it on Facebook, it gives it even more credit. It looks like nothing I've ever seen, and I can only imagine the type of hardware you'd need to run this at 4K 60FPS let alone on a new 4K 144Hz HDR display. Even two NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards in NVLink would be crushed by these graphics. Just look at these screenshots... they're sublime.

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