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Street Fighter V players upgraded to the Arcade Edition

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 21 mins ago

Capcom has announced that Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition will be heading to owners of Street Fighter V completely free of charge.



The updated version of the game will be featuring a bunch of new modes, balance updates and extra unlockable content that has been built on from the original Street Fighter V. Owners of Street Fighter V and now owners of Street Fighter V: Arcade Mode, will be joining the same player pool as PS4 fighters, as the game will still be a cross-platform experience once you decide to test your luck online.


Here is the description from the Street Fighter YouTube channel for the new update:


"Street Fighter V: Arcade Edition is a massive update loaded with free content for all SFV players! Simply download the update to receive Arcade Mode, Team Battle Mode, Extra Battle Mode and a completely redesigned user interface! The update also includes balance changes and a second V-Trigger for all 28 characters, further expanding the combat systems. Disc owners of SFV: Arcade Edition can also redeem a code for all 12 Season 1 and 2 characters via a code inside the box."

Star Wars Battlefront 2 patch 1.1 brings stability all round

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 42 mins ago

DICE has released their new Star Wars Battlefront 2 patch which has brought a new wave of stability to the game. From the release notes released by DICE, patch 1.1 is also bringing Iden Versio's TIE/In fighter to multiplayer matches.




The patch will also be including stability improvements, bug fixes and also balance tweaks to Heroes and weapons. The full patch notes are located below and give a more detailed description of each of the changes.


Patch 1.1 will be automatically downloaded once players launch their Origin client.

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Civilization VI: Rise and Fall new details fully explained

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 4 mins ago

Last week we saw Sid Meier's Civilization VI: Rise and Fall announce a new leader titled Georgia, this week we now have a detailed video explaining the gameplay changes in the upcoming expansion.



Players will not have to wait for the launch of the expansion to figure out changes as Firaxis has released a YouTube video detailing each of the changes.


The new expansion is due for release on February 8th which will give birth to all of this new content mentioned in the video. Even though players will know what to expect when it comes down to game-play mechanics, they will not know how it feels to experience them or play against them.

Dynasty Warriors 9 reveals a massive open world with trailer

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 39 mins ago

For a game that originates back into the ancient days of PlayStation 1, Dynasty Warriors has come quite some way, and now the game will be stepping into the open world genre.



Koei Tecmo has released a new trailer showcasing the featured highlights for the upcoming hack and slash fighter. Within the trailer it is shown that the new game will encourage free roaming if players desire to challenge their skills in open battle.


Strangely enough, Dynasty Warriors 9 is not just going to be mindless, hacking through waves of enemies but instead, the new game is going to feature a cooking skill.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ will have another 24 hours of open beta

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 hours, 55 mins ago

Bandai held their Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta last week, the service experienced network issues that couldn't immediately be fixed which has now caused the developer to reward their players with a another 24 hours of open beta testing.




There were no details on the date of the second open beta, or if there would be more fighters made available for players to test. In the first open beta, players could play through the games tutorial and online multiplayer modes. 11 characters were available over the course of the weekend beta which included Nappa, Vegeta, Goku, Piccolo, Krillin, Cell, Android 18, Frieza, Beerus, Kid Buu, Gohan (Adult).

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Microsoft make 'positive changes' for Xbox at E3 this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 57 mins ago

Microsoft is aiming for a big E3 2018 this year, with the company already discussing the event 5 months out.




Xbox boss Phil Spencer was on Major Nelson's latest podcast where he talked about E3 this year, and said that there will be some "changes". Spencer said: "I don't think we've talked about yet, but I think will be some positive changes at E3. Could be fun for us; it'll be a nice change".


One of the positive changes we could expect is a PlayStation Now-like service that Microsoft is reportedly working on, with E3 2018 being the perfect spotlight for that.

Phison's E12 controller featured at CES 2018

By: Jon Coulter | More News: Storage | Posted: 16 hours, 42 mins ago

CES 2018 - We looked at a lot of next-gen flash-based SSD technology at CES 2018 and the one that caught our attention the most was Phison's upcoming E12 controller.




The performance delivered was some of the best we've seen to date. In our opinion, the E12 is the best enthusiast SSD controller we witnessed in the entirety of the show. We did see another flash-based SSD with better 4K random read performance at QD1, but that we feel that is more than offset by the E12's 1300 MB/s better sequential write performance.




The E12 is eight channels of Gen3 x4 goodness supporting 3D flash. At up to 600K IOPS random read and random write, the E12 sports some of the best performance specifications of any consumer-based SSD we've seen to date. The E12 will support 3D MLC/TLC/QLC NAND flash and LDPC (Low Density Parity Check) error correction technology.

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Toshiba's new SSD line-up featured at CES 2018

By: Jon Coulter | More News: Storage | Posted: 17 hours, 7 mins ago

CES 2018 - TweakTown had a chance to visit Toshiba at CES 2018 and view their SSD lineup. It was without a doubt one of the most impressive of the whole show. Toshiba had most of their current and upcoming SSD portfolio on full display. Right off the bat, we were drawn to Toshiba's newest SSD the RC100. Based on what we were shown, the RC100 is our choice for the best mobile upgrade of the entire show, because this 2-lane module is the most power efficient NVMe SSD we've seen to date.




Starting with Toshiba Memory Corporation's own state-of-the-art 64-layer, 3-bit-per-cell TLC (triple-level cell) BiCS FLASH and in-house developed SSD controller in a single package, the RC100 was built to offer consumers a viable alternative to pricier high-end NVMe SSDs. In addition to affordability, RC100 SSDs are designed for efficiency, delivering a power-optimized storage solution particularly sought after by mobile users looking to increase battery life.


The RC100 Series offers excellent performance that bridges the gap between SATA 6 gigabits per second and enthusiast-grade NVMe SSDs, ensuring it sits in the 'sweet spot' for value-oriented users looking to upgrade to the industry's latest interface and reduce cable clutter. The RC100 also integrates Host Memory Buffer (HMB) technology to deliver up to 1,620 megabytes per second and 1,130MB/s in sequential read/write transfer rates and up to 160,000 and 120,000 random read/write IOPS, all without requiring onboard DRAM. Toshiba states that they will offer an HMB driver for Windows 7 and 8.1 users.

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AMD hit with class action lawsuit over Spectre and Meltdown

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 18 hours, 6 mins ago

We all know that the Meltdown and Spectre security holes have caused headaches for Intel and AMD, but now AMD has been hit with a class action lawsuit that seeks to "recover damages for Advanced Micro investors under the federal securities laws".




Rosen Law Firm is a global investor rights firm, where a class action lawsuit has been kicked off on "behalf of purchasers of the securities of Advanced Micro Devices". The lawsuit details:


"Defendants during the Class Period made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) a fundamental security flaw in Advanced Micro's processor chips renders them susceptible to hacking; and (2) as a result, Advanced Micro's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages".


It seems AMD is in deep trouble over saying: "To be clear, the security research team identified three variants targeting speculative execution. The threat and the response to the three variants differ by microprocessor company, and AMD is not susceptible to all three variants. Due to differences in AMD's architecture, we believe there is a near zero risk to AMD processors at this time. We expect the security research to be published later today and will provide further updates at that time".


I've reached out to AMD, with the company saying to TweakTown "We believe these allegations are without merit. We intend to vigorously defend against these baseless claims".

Cryptocurrency crash wipes $300 billion from market cap

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: 19 hours, 40 mins ago

For anyone in the cryptocurrency world, the last few days have been horrible with a couple of major dips in virtually all cryptocurrencies.




The entire cryptocurrency market cap reached over $800 billion on January 7, and has been on the decline since.




But the last 7 days have been horrible, where it dipped into the $700 billion area and then has really dived off a cliff in the last 24 hours into the sub-$500 billion mark, stabilizing (for now) at $530 billion.

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