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Capcom shutters Dead Rising studio, cancels all projects

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 19 hours ago

Capcom Vancouver's in-development Dead Rising game has been cancelled as the studio ramps down for closure.




In today's press release Capcom announced it's decided to kill off all future projects from its Vancouver branch. The Japanese games-maker is prepared for a 4.5 billion yen loss (about $40 million) in its 1H 2018 earnings as a result, which basically equates to the amount invested in the now-cancelled project. Capcom will now focus on its more lucrative franchises like Resident Evil and Devil May Cry, both of which have upcoming releases in the fiscal year. But the new Dead Rising game isn't the only casualty: Capcom Vancouver is actually closing down.


A company rep told Kotaku that the studio will operate under a "skeleton crew" until it closes in January 2019.

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Dad/Toddler infiltrate prize machine, steals Nintendo Switch

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 2 days, 5 hours ago

Some could call it an inside job, others would call it a heist. Whatever definition you want to give this thievery is up to you, but a New Hampshire father has just been caught on camera sending his toddler daughter inside a prize machine to retrieve prizes. The father and his child managed to get away with a Nintendo Switch.



According to The Union Leader, security at a mall in Rockingham Park, New Hampshire was altered by employees from the store opposite the burglary. The report says that the employee heard "Two people came in and I heard them say, 'That's so unsafe.' So I went outside and all I saw was the toddler's head peeping out of the front of the machine."


The man is seen directing and retrieving his daughter inside the BarBerCut Lite prize machine, he got away from the scene with a Gameboy 3DS and a Nintendo Switch system. Local police have now asked the public if they know the description of this man. For more information visit the official report here.

Mono Studio release launch trailer for INSOMNIA: The Ark

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 6 hours ago

Mono Studio and Hero Craft have officially released the launch trailer for their upcoming Dystopian title INSOMNIA: The Ark. The trailer showcases to potential players the kind of world they will be required to survive in, unfortunately the future isn't all sunshine and rainbows.



Players that don't know about INSOMNIA: The Ark should known that this title is a diselpunk sci-fi RPG that is based around the last humans attempting to survive together on a massive space city. Players will be able to develop their very own characters and dive into some gorgeous handcrafted locations, while at the time interacting with a large variety of different NPC's.


Hero Craft have previously released a trailer titled 'Dystopian World Trailer', if you happened to miss that announcement, visit it here. INSOMNIA: The Ark is planned for release on the 27th of September for PC. If you are interested in checking out the games official Steam listing, a link to it can be found here.

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My Nintendo Gold Points can be used for Switch Online plans

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 7 hours ago

Everyone who owns a Nintendo Switch is discussing the coming Nintendo Switch Online plans and if it is worth it to jump onto the service. Well, if you already happen to have an abundance of My Nintendo Gold Points then it might not cost you anything at all.




After the recent Nintendo Direct, Nintendo revealed to us the plans they have with their coming Nintendo Switch Online service. Without going into the features of the service, players will have available to them 1 month of service for $3.99, 3 months of service for $7.99, 12 months for $19.99 and a family share option which is 12 months for $34.99 (For up to 8 Nintendo Account holders).


Future Nintendo Switch Online participants have been curious towards if they can use My Nintendo Gold Points to purchase the online services. Looking towards the Nintendo Switch Online Service FAQ, that very question is answered and confirms that is an available option "Gold Points can be used when purchasing a membership in the Nintendo eShop. They cannot be used for auto-renewal." If you want a full Nintendo Switch Online breakdown, check it out here.

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Amazon's MMO title 'New World' gets batch of screenshots

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 8 hours ago

Amazon Game Studios has decided to step into the world of MMO's with their brand new upcoming title New World. There is currently no release for to the game but we do have a new batch of screenshots showcasing some diverse environments.




From the screenshots we can see that Amazon's title will have quite unique and extremely different environments. We can see eerie mist lands that are plagued with swamps, kingdoms built in the high mountains that seem to have some form of magic attached to the rock resulting in its ability to hover. Ice lands with castle structures doused in snow and ice, green fields of grass under the moonlight and small castle forts showcased under mid-day light.


Unfortunately these images have not been released in the highest quality so we cannot appreciate the detail as much as we would of liked to. For those that don't know, New World is being built on the Lumberyard Engine, which originally comes from CRYENGINE, so we can expect that if another batch of screenshots are released and they are in a higher resolution they will look much better than the ones we are looking at today. Unfortunately there is no known release date for New World, but if you are interested in signing up for the games alpha testing, visit the official website here.

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Smash Bros. Ultimate recent leak: Incineroar/Ken/Minecraft

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 9 hours ago

Many people within the Super Smash Bros. community are completely fed up with the abundance of fake leaks regarding the coming release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. The amount of fake leaks I have encountered has forced me to create my own filter for "leaked" information, this means I only trust a handful of sources with the possibility of said information being correct. Vergeben is one of these sources.




For those that aren't aware of the credentials of Vergeben, the leaker managed to call that Metroids Ridley and Simon Belmont would be joining the games roster. Vergeben also called that all of the characters from the previous Smash Bros. titles would be returning for Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Now, the known leaker has spoken again, before we get into the details though, please don't take his word for gospel just because he has been previously correct. A healthy amount of skepticism should always be applied when diving into the topic of "leaks" for Super Smash Bros.


With the necessary disclaimers now finished lets get into what has been said. Looking towards a post found on the Gamefaq's forums, Vergeben has said there is to be a coming gen 7 Pokemon. Here is what was exactly said "The gen 7 Pokemon that isn't Decidueye, Lycanroc, or obviously not Mimikyu is Incineroar. I finally heard that it is Incineroar from all my main Smash sources so there you have it." Vergeben continues on to address the rest of the roster, saying "As for the roster, in the very least, Incineroar and Ken are left."

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GPU-Z adds support for NVIDIA GeForce RTX, AMD Vega 20 GPUs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 2 days, 10 hours ago

NVIDIA's new GeForce RTX 20 series graphics cards are right around the corner, with TechPowerUp updating GPU-Z to v2.11.0 and with it, support for the new Turing-based GeForce RTX family of graphics cards.




GPU-Z v2.11.0 now supports the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and RTX 2070 as well as AMD's upcoming Vega 20 GPU that is being made on the 7nm node, an industry first. There's also support for GDDR6 memory, 16Gbps memory chips, and support for BIOS parser to USB-C output.


The updated software also adds the option to minimize GPU-Z on close, adds a system RAM memory usage sensor, and temperature monitoring offset for AMD's new second-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs.


GPU-Z v2.11.0 Full Update Log:


  • Added NVIDIA GeForce RTX Turing support
  • Added option to minimize GPU-Z on close
  • Added system RAM memory usage sensor
  • Added temperature monitoring offset for Threadripper 2nd gen
  • Fixed typo in NVIDIA Perf Cap Reason tooltip
  • GPU-Z will no longer use AMD ADL memory sensors because they are buggy, WDDM monitoring used again
  • GPU Lookup feature improved by taking boost clock into account
  • Added ability to clean up old QueryExternal files in temp directory
  • Added support to BIOS parser for USB-C output, GDDR6 memory, 16 Gbit memory chips
  • Added support for NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, RTX 2070, GTX 750 Ti (GM107-A), GTX 1050 Ti Mobile 4 GB, Quadro P1000, Tesla P100 DGXS, GeForce 9200
  • Added support for AMD Vega 20, Fenghuang, Ryzen 5 Pro 2500U, 5 Pro 2400G, 3 Pro 2200G, 3 Pro 2300U, 3 2200GE, Athlon 200GE, Embedded V1807B
  • Added support for Intel UHD 610, UHD P630 (Xeon), Coffee Lake GT3e (i5-8259U)


Download GPU-Z v2.11.0 right here.

DICE is making even bigger maps for Battlefield V

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 10 hours ago

Activision and Treyarch have been creating hype for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and its exciting new battle royale mode 'Blackout' so it makes sense that some more hype is being created for Battlefield V with a tease of the developer working on bigger maps.




DICE Lead Multiplayer Designer Valerian Noghin has taken to Twitter showing off new images of the large map 'Hamada' which Noghin says has a "distance of just over 1500m from Attacker's HQ to the Defenders' final 5th sector". The image is a work-in-progress shot, so keep in mind that Hamada could change a little between now and then since-delayed release of Battlefield V.


Jeff Gagne, who is the Level Designer on the game tweeted that DICE is also making big maps as well. His tweet added:


Cyberpunk 2077 developer talks story, consequences, freedom

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 11 hours ago

CD PROJEKT RED has detailed some more information about its upcoming beyond ambitious game Cyberpunk 2077, which will be a bigger game than anything else the developer has worked on before, including The Witcher series.




Cyberpunk 2077 will feature some slick new first-person gameplay mixed with a next-gen RPG look and style and some interesting gameplay mechanics, but CDPR isn't all about visuals and the feel, underneath Cyberpunk 2077 will feature an in-depth, organic world. In the latest EDGE magazine release, CDPR details Cyberpunk 2077's quests and the story itself.


CDPR said: "We want to make sure that all of them are up to the standards of the main quest - that there's nothing that feels like filler, just something to do while waiting for the next quest, or to get more money to buy the next thing. We don't really like to do that. We want to make sure that every quest feels like a complete story in and of itself".

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ASUS shows off GeForce RTX 2070 ROG STRIX, DUAL, TURBO cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 2 days, 12 hours ago

ASUS has just unveiled a bunch of graphics cards that will fill out its GeForce RTX 2070 family, with ROG STRIX, DUAL, and TURBO branded cards all unveiled. There's no GPU clocks just yet, but we'll know that in the coming days anyway.




ASUS has seven GeForce RTX 2070 graphics cards in total across the three brands, with three SKUs each of the ROG STRIX and DUAL cards while there's a single RTX 2070 TURBO. We are looking at triple-fan coolers on the ROG STRIX cards, dual-fan coolers on the DUAL series and a single blower-style fan on the new TURBO graphics card from ASUS.


The new RTX 2070 ROG STRIX cards




The new RTX 2070 ROG STRIX cards all look virtually identical with a change in clock speeds, arriving as a 2.5-slot card and its triple-fan cooler. They differ from the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti style cards, with 6+8-pin PCIe power connectors.



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