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Escape the 'Isle of Dogs' in our Blu-ray giveaway!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 5 hours, 4 mins ago

To celebrate the release of 'Isle of Dogs' on home video, we have ten Blu-ray copies of the film to give away thanks to our friends at Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment!




Set in Japan, follow a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog. In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that's a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.


The cast includes the voice talents of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Scarlett Johansson.

To go into the running to win a prize, post this article to your social media profiles, answer the following question in fifty words or less and send your postal address to ben at TweakTown dot com before the competition closes on July 27.

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Apple's new MacBook Pro SEVERELY THROTTLES from Core i9 heat

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: 8 hours, 31 mins ago

Apple's new MacBook Pro when configured with the Core i9 processor, maximum RAM and SSD, can come out to a huge $6700 but you'll get a free heater with it. Thanks to a new video posted on YouTube by David Lee, we now know just how ridiculously bad Apple's new Core i9-powered MacBook Pro really is.



Lee said: "This CPU is an unlocked, overclockable chip but all of that CPU potential is wasted inside this chassis -- or more so the thermal solution that's inside here". Why? Because when it's under 100% full load the cooling system Apple has used is not very good at all, and can't cool the Core i9 well enough for it to not severely throttle, threatening system performance.


The thermal throttling of the Core i9-based MBP is so bad that it performs WORSE than the 2017 model with the Core i7 processor. The new 2018 MBP with the 6C/12T processor inside took 39 minutes to render a video in Adobe Premier Pro, versus the 35 minutes of the previous-gen 2017 MBP with its 4C/8T chip.

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Western Digital Samples 1.33Tb QLC Die Flash

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: 11 hours, 59 mins ago

Western Digital has begun sampling the world's first 1.33 Terabit (Tb) four-bit per cell, 96-layer 3D NAND (BiCS4). The die breaks new ground for flash capacity and runs over the 800MT/s Toggle 3.0 interface standard, twice as fast as the company's previous generation 4-bit per cell technology.




Western Digital plans volume production this year with manufacturing partner Toshiba in the Yokkaichi, Japan facility. BiCS4 products will appear later this year under the SanDisk brand. Western Digital expects to utilize BiCS4 in a variety of applications, from SD cards to enterprise SSDs over the lifetime of the product.

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Capcom add 'Torch Man' to the Mega Man 11 boss roster

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 23 hours, 4 mins ago

Comic-Con 2018 - As we move closer to Mega Man 11 releasing, the newest installment to the Mega Man series, Capcom has revealed yet another boss that will be featured within the title. Everyone welcome Torch Man as he heats up the stage.



Not to long ago we saw a similar treatment from Capcom for Blast Man, now we are diving into what Torch Man's stage will be themed as and what players will be up against. The Torch Man level will be based in a "lush forest and campsite that he's turned into his personal training grounds to hone his "Fist of Fire" technique." Players will have to be cautious of the numerous robots hiding in tents, platforms that are prone to heat-up, low-lit areas and many more obstacles that could appear friend at at first but are actually foe.


Torch Man's stage will mostly consist of flame being hurled at Mega Man, players will have to dodge, weave, duck and slide to avoid the fiery projectiles. The trailer showcases Mega Man using his Speed Gear ability while fighting Torch Man. Mega Man is able to slow down time briefly, more importantly though notice when it is used. It appears that the player utilizes the ability when Torch Man is about do a fast attack to secure a place of repositioning, players should take note of this as using these new abilities at the perfect times could be the difference between life and death. Just looking at Torch Man some Mega Man fans would be able to draw similarities between Fire Man and Magma Dragoon, perhaps Torch Man is a combination of the two? Mega Man 11 comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 2nd.

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Kirby Star Allies: Daroach, Dark Meta Knight & more details

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day ago

The second free update on the way to Kirby: Star Allies has now revealed that Dark Meta Knight will be arriving with the Dream Friend DLC. A new trailer has been releases showcasing his introduction.



The first Dream Friend updates that Nintendo brought to Kirby: Star Allies have seen Bandana Waddle Dee, King Dedede and Meta Knight added to parties. Since then numerous other characters have been added as well the list is as follows: Rick, Kine, Coo, Marx and Gooey.


The second free update will be released on July 27th and players will be glad to know that Daroach, Adeleine & Ribbon will also be added this time around. For those that didn't know, Dark Meta Knight first appeared in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror as an anti-hero/villain, as you would of guessed he is carbon copy of Meta Knight. Daroach first appeared in Kirby Squeak Squad as the main antagonist, in Kirby: Star Allies he will be using his claws and his ice wand to attack foes. Kirby: Star Allies was released on March 16th, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. The Dream Friends DLC will be released on July 27th.

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Breath of the Wild Link joins Mario Kart 8 Deluxe roster

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 1 hour ago

Nintendo has revealed the new update coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a new contestant will be joining the racing roster. Introducing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild 'Champions Tunic' Link, and his trusty Master Cycle Zero.



The reveal comes from a trailer that was uploaded to the Nintendo YouTube Channel and also posted onto their Twitter page. A few days ago, I reported on Shinya Takahashi, Nintendo's head of software development discussing a coming update to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, this is the update that he teased. This new patch will be bringing the game to version 1.6.0. and with it we will see the adding of 'Champions Tunic' Link as a racer, he will be riding on the Master Cycle Zero. The Master Cycle Zero was featured in Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a reward for defeating the final boss Monk Maz Koshia in the Champions' Ballad DLC.


The update has already been made live, so when you next jump onto your Nintendo Switch don't forget to upgrade Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. According to the Twitter post by Nintendo America, this new update will also be bringing Ancient Tires and the Paraglider parts for all the players customizable desires. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released on the 28th of April 2017 and is only available on the Nintendo Switch.

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly Movie Trailer revealed at Comic-Con

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 1 day, 2 hours ago

Comic-Con 2018 - To start the Comic-Con week off strong we have a new trailer for Toei Animation and Twentieth Century Foxs' Dragon Ball Super: Broly.



Thanks to IGN for providing an English dubbed version of the trailer, as the original one is in Japanese. The trailer for the 20th Dragon Ball anime film showcases the legendary super saiyan Broly up against Goku, Vegeta and even Freiza himself. We also spot the Freiza Force, Beerus and Whiz throughout the trailer, but it doesn't seem that the God of Destruction and his wrangler are going to be involved within any of the fighting, instead they will probably just be sticking to the side buffet.


According to Akira Toriyama, the series' writer and creator, this new Broly movie will be featuring what every Dragon Ball fan wants, "fierce combat" and of course a touch of story. Toriyama says that Dragon Ball Super: Broly will take fans through the history of the saiyans, this will be done through showcasing "the paths of destiny that lead to an encounter between Goku, Vegeta, and Broly." The trailer ends with a scene of a baby with a monkey tail, this could be a brand new saiyan, someone Dragon Ball fans have never seen before. Dragon Ball Super: Broly is coming to Japanese theaters on December 14 and will be arriving in North American theaters January 2019.

New story trailer released for Insomniac Games' Spider-Man

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

Comic-Con 2018 - During the Comic-Con convention held in San Diego this year, a brand new story trailer was showcased for Insomniac Games' Spider-Man on the PlayStation 4.



The trailer showcases the problematic future Spider-Man players will be facing, with numerous villains running around the city, and what seems like the people of the city turning their backs on Spider-Man things will be getting quite tough for players. The 'people' of New York have hired a new villain called 'Silver Sable', her team and her have been ordered to stop Spider-Man, calling Spidy an "an enemy of the people." Sable is a classic character throughout the Spider-Man comics, she first appeared in the The Amazing Spider-Man issue #265 (June 1985), she is very skilled at firearms, hand-to-hand combat and knives. So be prepared for quite a tussle when you come across her in-game.


Insomniac Games, the developers behind Marvel's Spider-Man will also be bringing fans an exclusive limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro Bundle, as you would of imagined it's completely Spider-Man themed. The Spider-Man symbol is emblazoned onto the 1 TB PS4 Pro system and matches the blood red DualShock 4 controller also supplied within the package. Gamers will also be receiving a physical copy of Marvel's Spider-Man and also a free download code for the City That Never Sleeps DLC.

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Ghost Recon Wildlands adds permadeath with 'Ghost Mode'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 4 hours ago

Ubisoft has multiple updates coming to Ghost Recon Wildlands this year, with the second free update 'Special Operations 2' launching on July 24. With it, Special Operations 2 will pack 'Ghost Mode', new classes, maps, and features.



Ghost Mode can be played solo or in co-op mode, but it adds permadeath to the game, friendly fire, and gives you the option of letting you play Wildlands without a teammate. It's a departure from the usual style of gameplay in Ghost Recon Wildlands, but those who want to have a higher level of difficulty will appreciate what Special Operations 2 provides, for free.


Ghost War is also getting upgraded with a new player vs player tweak that provides two new classes, two new maps, and a bunch of new features.


Ubisoft is updating Ghost Recon Wildlands with Special Operations to everyone, and you'll receive a 7-day early access pass to Ghost Mode and the new Ghost War classes if you own the 'Year 2 Pass'. This means if you have the Year 2 Pass, you can start playing the new Wildlands content right now, but everyone else only has to wait a few more days until July 24.

Razer making Marvel vs. Capcom Infinite arcade sticks

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 1 day, 5 hours ago

Razer has just announced that it has teamed with Capcom on making an official Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite arcade stick, which will be priced at $219.99 and is exclusive to the PS4.




The new arcade stick is based on the Razer Panthera and will even include high-end Sanwa hardware, and like the older-generation MadCatz sticks, they have been tested by eSports legends, and will be completely customizable. They will be made available in Europe at first, and then into the North American and South American markets in August.




As for specifications, here's what we can expect:


  • 10 tournament-grade Sanwa™ Denshi buttons
  • Authentic Sanwa joystick with ball top
  • Easy one-touch access to internals and storage
  • Fully accessible internals and storage compartments for easy modding
  • Honeycomb structure on the inside for easy screw mounting
  • Storage room for alternative bat top joystick (not included) and more
  • 9.8 ft. / 3 m detachable screw-lock USB cable for secure connection
  • Screwdriver included for modding