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Riot Games founders are 'back in the trenches'

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

The founders of billion-dollar titan Riot Games have shrugged off managerial duties to focus on their passion: making great games.

 

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After years of handling the business of running a colossal video games company like Riot Games, Marc 'Tryndamere' Merrill and Brandon 'Ryze' Beck are happy to be back in the trenches of games development. In a recent announcement post the founders happily proclaimed they are switching things up: instead of tackling the numbers side of things, the duo will be more intimately involved with League of Legends on the ground level, going back to their roots and focusing on the magic that makes the game tick.

 

The Rioters note that the company has grown to 2,500 employees across 20 offices across the globe, and this growth acts as a cushion for widespread support not only for League of Legends, but Riot's other projects as well. "But this growth also meant that the majority of our time is allocated to "managing" the company rather than focusing on creating incredible experiences for players, which is what we really love to do," the founders said in the joint statement. "In our new roles we're going back to focusing on what is ultimately the most important thing we do: making great games."

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GIVEAWAY: Rosewill Nebula GX10 and GX30 Gaming Headsets

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Global entry! We have teamed up with Rosewill to give away four Nebula GX10 gaming headsets and five Nebula GX30 gaming headsets to nine lucky winners.

 

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You can buy the Nebula GX10 gaming headset and Nebula GX30 gaming headset from Newegg.

 

 

How to Win

 

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Epic Games are suing two Fortnite cheaters for $150,000

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Epic Games are serious about cheating, so much so that they're suing two individual for developing software and distributing it to cheating services that enables people to purchase cheating software for their game Fortnite. Epic Games are suing individuals Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir for copyright infringement that carries a penalty of up to $150,000 each.

 

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Broom and Vraspir are said to be associated with subscription-based cheating service, AdditedCheats.net. This lawsuit has a unique nature to it as Epic Games aren't suing the cheating-service, but rather the individuals themselves. This is similar to the lawsuit that Blizzard Entertainment sued cheating service 'Bossland GMBH' based on the premises of copyright infringement. For the record, Blizzard were successful and the court ordered Bossland GMBH to pay a total of $8.6 million in damages.

 

Epic Games lawsuit claims that Vraspir has been banned at least nine times for cheating in Fortnight and is developing software that is sold via AddictedCheats.net, this software allows others to cheat. Court documents stat that Broom has modified AddictedCheats.net software "so that it is specifically designed to circumvent Epic's technological measures and instructed subscribers to the cheat provider website to do the same."

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Hunt: Showdown set for Steam Early Access

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Hunt: Showdown is the upcoming multiplayer survival horror game from Crytek that appears to finally see the light of day, despite it's slow and uncertain development process. Set to enter Steam's Early Access program, no official date has been released.

 

 

"You want to create an experience that goes from the game into the player. These guys are really into your world and they're having fun right? And that's what I want, too," creative director Magnus Larbrant told IGN. "I think Early Access for our game is the best thing that could ever happen."

 

For those unfamiliar with Hunt: Showdown's history, the game was originally announced in 2014 under the title 'Hunt: Horrors of the Golden Age' and was slated as the spiritual successor to Darksiders. But due to Crytek's financial difficulties and closure of Crytek USA, the game remained dormant despite Crytek claiming it will enter beta testing in late 2014. Clearly this never happened until Crytek recently announced that the game was back, with a new direction and title- Hunt: Showdown, a multiplayer horror in which teams compete to hunt down monsters in the gloomy and scary swamps of Louisiana.

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DJI launches Zenmuse X7 camera with four lenses

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Drones | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

DJI have announced the arrival the world's first super-compact 35 digital film camera, the Zenmuse X7. Aimed for professional cinematographers and video production enthusiasts, the Zenmuse X7 features an integrated gimbal and can capture 6K CinemaDNG RAW and 5.2K Apple ProRest at 30FPS or 3.9K Cinerma DNG RAW and 2.7k Apple ProRes at 60 FPS.

 

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Taking advantage of new FSI-Cu technology, the X7's sensor features thinner interconnections, this increases photo-sensitivity and enables a more compact lens mound to be used. Utilizing DJI's new Cinema Color System, this innovative system preserves accurate colors for easier post-processing while maintaining color accuracy.

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Thermaltake's new Toughpower Grand RGB Platinum PSU

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Thermaltake have announced the release of their new Toughpower Grand RGB Platinum series power supply range, the latest addition to their power supply family features a 256-color Riing 14 RGB fan that is capable of 5 lighting modes and even features built-in memory function to remember your previous lighting settings.

 

 

The fully modular designed power supply is available in 850W, 1050W and 1200W outputs and is 80PLUS platinum certified. Thanks to the PCB layout with PFC and LLC integrated circuits, the Toughpower Grand RGB Platinum series is able to efficiently reduce ripple noise and provide improved voltage rail control.

 

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Backed with Thermaltake's 10-year warranty, the Toughpower Grand RGB Platinum series power supply range is an excellent choice for users who demand superior performance and quality, but also want to express themselves with RGB lighting.

Chinese '8K' VR headset is 'most immersive' headset ever

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

We've been eyeing off this purported '8K' VR headset for a few weeks now, but thanks to Endgadget we know much more about it. Pimax is building a new 8K virtual reality headset that features 2 x 3840x2160 panels, meaning we have a total resolution of 7680x2160.

 

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2160 pixels wide means its not truly 8K, as native 8K is rendered at 7680x4320, double the vertical pixels of 4K, or here the dual 4K displays in Pimax's 8K headset. Still, it's an industry first, but calling it an 8K headset is misleading. Engadget proposed 'Pimax 4K Duo' or even just something like Pimax 4KX for extended, or something. I don't know, just not 8K, it's not correct.

 

Still, Pimax pushes forward with a new CLPL display, or customized low persistence liquid panels, versus LCD and OLED displays from Samsung, HTC, and Oculus. Pimax is claiming something quite incredible, with their CLPL display "completely eliminated ghosting and improved brightness". Pimax is rivaling the latest display tech like OLED with their new CLPL display, which is exciting, in a world dominated by South Korean giants Samsung and LG.

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Rick and Morty Szechuan Sauce traded for a CAR

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Rick and Morty fans have been going crazy across the world to get their hands-on the is-it-real-or-not McDonald's Szechuan sauce promotion, but now one of these stories has gotten out of control.

 

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The Drive is reporting that someone from Michigan put up a packet of their Szechuan sauce up for trade, with someone offering up their 2004 Volkswagen GTI in exchange for the Rick and Morty Szechuan sauce. The owner of the Volkswagen posted on Facebook after she traded her wheels for the sauce, saying "thank you for the insane trade on the VW Golf mk4 for the legendary Szechuan Sauce", continuing the post with "I hope you get lost in the sauce!". Hmmm, alrighty then.

 

I don't even know what to say, so I'm going to leave it to the comments to try and help me find my thoughts.

Shadow of War's PC DRM was cracked in under 24 hours

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

It was only yesterday that Middle-earth: Shadow of War launched, but now the PC version has seen its DRM mechanism cracked. Shadow of War reportedly uses Denuvo's DRM system, cracked in less than 24 hours.

 

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Denuvo's DRM system is used by game developers to curb piracy, but obviously not in the case of Shadow of War, because it took less than 24 freaking hours. In comparison, Mass Effect: Andromeda's DRM was cracked inside of 10 days, while Resident Evil 7 was cracked in less than a week. Denuvo is used by some of the biggest developers, on some of the biggest games on the market including Batman: Arkham Knight, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, and Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Apple ditches Touch ID, goes all-in with Face ID

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 week, 3 days ago

Apple changed everything with its Touch ID home button, a fingerprint sensor that doubled as a home button, but now that Apple has collected enough fingerprints, it's moving onto collecting your face ID.

 

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The company announced their iPhone X, the first iPhone to receive Apple's new facial recognition technology, Face ID. KGI Securities analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said that Apple isn't likely to make a new iPhone with Touch ID in 2018. Kuo issued a note, saying that the biometric touch sensor in Apple's future iPhones is uncertain, saying that the decision to kill Touch ID has already been made by Apple.

 

Kuo said that 3D sensing is the "key selling point" on all iPhones for 2018 and "[Apple intends to] capitalize on its clear lead in 3D sensing design and production for smartphones", with Apple making a big point about that focus with the announcement of iPhone X. Apple made a very big point about the TrueDepth cameras and plethora of sensors inside of the iPhone X, and is now pushing all-in with Face ID, something Apple can capitalize on since they're one of the first with good facial recognition on a smartphone.

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