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Insomniac release Spider-Man DLC 2 trailer 'Turf Wars'

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 12 hours ago

Players will be required to step into "Turf Wars" in the new DLC coming to Marvel and Insomniac Games' Spider-Man for PS4. Check out the new trailer for yourself below.



The coming DLC expansion is titled "Turf Wars" and will put players right in the middle of the Maggie crime family and gang leader HammerHead. Spider-Man will be required to stop the feud between both competing groups and once again bring peace to New York City before it becomes the "greatest casualty."


Insomniac Games has planned to release the DLC to players on November 20th. In other news about Spider-Man, if you haven't already picked up a PS4 console and have been considering doing so, PlayStation has provided consumers with a web-slinging deal to grab onto to. Over the course of PlayStation's Black Friday Week, a 1TB PS4 system that includes a physical copy of Marvel's Spider-Man and a DualShock 4 wireless controller will be going for just $199, check that out here. For more information on Spider-Man for PS4, visit the official website for our favorite webhead here.

Nintendo Black Friday Sales: Mario Kart 8 Deluxe & More

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 13 hours ago

Nintendo has joined in on the pre-Black Friday hype by announcing that they will be bringing consumers 2 limited-edition hardware bundles.



Nintendo has launched a new trailer onto their YouTube Channel to announce that they will be allowing for consumers to save a bit of coins this Black Friday on selected Nintendo products. The trailer features Luigi ticking off items on his 'to-do' list, the last chore to be completed is 'wrap Black Friday gifts.' Luigi realizes he needs some help with the wrapping, so he sends off his gifts in bag down a warp pipe and a note attached asking for help.


The bag arrives to Nintendo America Ambassador, Ganda Kris and she proceeds to show the audience each of the gifts that will be available over the course of the sales. On Black Friday, Nintendo will be bringing consumers a Nintendo Switch system containing a copy of Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for just $299.99. There is also a Nintendo 2DS Super Mario Maker Edition that will be going for $79.99. These prices will only be available on Black Friday and from participating retailers; Target, Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop and Amazon. For more information visit the official Nintendo Holiday Deals here.

NVIDIA's new GeForce Game Ready 416.94 drivers released

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 days, 13 hours ago

NVIDIA has released a new set of GeForce drivers with the GeForce Game Ready 416.94 WHQL release, which include optimizations for the latest games that have dropped with Battlefield V, Fallout 76, and Hitman 2. You can download the new GeForce Game Ready 416.94 WHQL drivers here.




The new driver should be of importance to GeForce RTX series owners with Microsoft resuming the rollout of its troubled Windows 10 1809 update that was broken from day one. This new update adds in DirectX ray tracing (DXR) abilities, which in turn enables RTX features for Battlefield V for GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080, and RTX 2070 graphics card owners.


NVIDIA notes on the official driver download site: "Game Ready Drivers provide the best possible gaming experience for all major new releases, including Virtual Reality games. Prior to a new title launching, our driver team is working up until the last minute to ensure every performance tweak and bug fix is included for the best gameplay on day-1".

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NVIDIA announces Quadro RTX 4000: Turing goes single-slot

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 3 days, 14 hours ago

NVIDIA made quite the splash with its Turing GPU architecture a couple of months ago now, unveiling a family of Quadro RTX graphics cards with Turing GPUs as well as a new range of GeForce RTX graphics cards, with both families continuing to grow.




The company has just announced during the annual Autodesk University Conference its new Quadro RTX 4000 graphicws card that will join the ranks of the Quadro RTX 5000, RTX 6000, and flagship RTX 8000. The new Quadro RTX 4000 has quite a few highlights: there's 40% more memory bandwidth than the previous-gen Quadro P4000 card, with 36 RT cores for some real-time ray tracing content.


Inside, the Quadro RTX 4000 features Turing TU106 which has 2304 CUDA cores, 288 Tensor Cores, 36 RT cores, and 7.1 TFLOPs of FP32 performance. NVIDIA using 8GB of GDDR6 on the Quadro RTX 4000, pricing it at $900. The TDP is just 160W, 25W lower than the GeForce RTX 2070 which also packs the TU106 and 8GB GDDR6. This is because the GPU clocks on the Quadro RTX 4000 are lower than the GeForce RTX 2070, saving precious power consumption (and thus, less heat).

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US rapper Soulja Boy announces his own... CONSOLE?!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 3 days, 14 hours ago

Move over Microsoft and Sony, the Xbox and PlayStation consoles will have a new competitor with American rapper Soulja Boy announcing his own video game console while he was streaming himself playing Fortnite. Check it out below:



Soulja Boy himself said during the Fortnite stream while holding up a console on camera: "I'm giving away my new console, that's right I'm coming out with own video game console". He announces that he will be releasing his own game, on his own console... without any other details unfortunately.


There's absolutely no details on this new console, and even Google searching turns up next to nothing official. But now I want to know what's inside of it, who is working on games for it, and whether he was just tripping balls the entire time playing Fortnite and is trolling the world.

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Overwatch update adds Ashe, balances everything else

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 15 hours ago

Blizzard has just updated Overwatch and baked in its latest hero 'Ashe' into the mix, a new long-range Damage Hero that sports a semi-auto rifle and B.O.B. which is Ashe's awesome Omnic sidekick. Ashe is connected to McCree, something you can see in the animated short below.



Ashe has been playable inside of the PTR for the past week, but the new update that Blizzard has pushed out for Overwatch rebalances a bunch of the heroes. The developer has balanced my main; Mercy, with developer comments including "Mercy's ultimate was charging a bit too slowly after her base healing was reduced in a previous update. These changes should restore some of her ultimate's strength and let it build up more quickly".


Mercy's ultimate 'Valkyrie' has been tweaked:


  • Ultimate cost reduced 15%
  • Healing per second increased from 50 to 60

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AMD EPYC Rome: 64C/128T processor teased at 2.35GHz

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 days, 16 hours ago

AMD unveiled its new EPYC 'Rome' CPU last week during its Next Horizon event in San Francisco, but was silent on its CPU clock speeds at the time. But now more details have surfaced through a new presentation on the next-gen 'Hawk' supercomputer that is being co-developed between HLRS and HPE.




The new Hawk supercomputer will be one of the first to market powered by the next-gen AMD EPYC 'Rome' CPUs on 7nm, offering a huge 64C/128T at a purported base clock of 2.35GHz. If this is true, it's a decent bump from the 2.2GHz base CPU clock of the first-gen EPYC 'Naples' CPU which offered 'just' 32C/64T in comparison. The EPYC 7601 has a base CPU clock of 2.2GHz across all CPU cores, 2.7GHz boost on all CPU cores and up to 3.2GHz on single-core loads.


We could expect CPU base clocks of higher than 2.35GHz on other designs, with AMD having wiggle room moving down to the 7nm node for the second-gen EPYC 'Rome' CPUs compared to the 14nm node on the first-gen EPYC 'Naples' CPUs. The new EPYC 'Rome' CPU is also using the new Zen 2 architecture, which has its own room for improvements in IPC performance, and more over the previous-gen Zen+ architecture.

Samsung Galaxy F rumors: March 2019, costs up to $1770

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 3 days, 17 hours ago

Samsung has already started teasing the most important part of its future smartphone, with the company unveiling its new InfinityFlex display that will be used in future foldable smartphones like the purported Galaxy F.




The latest news on the Galaxy F smartphone is from South Korean news outlet Yonhap News Agency, where they are reporting that Samsung will unveil its new Galaxy F foldable smartphone in March 2019. It's expected that the Galaxy S10 will be unveiled beforehand, with the biggest change in Samsung's next-gen Galaxy S10 flagship smartphone is the inclusion of 5G.


Yonhap is reporting that Samsung could price the new Galaxy F foldable smartphone at a whopping $1770, which puts it out of the hands of most people but it will be one of the biggest changes in the world of smartphones in years. It'll be an experiment at first for Samsung, just like the Galaxy Note was all those years ago, and it ended up disrupting the entire smartphone market.

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Capcom may continue cloud-based Switch games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 18 hours ago

Capcom's experiments with cloud streaming tech could pave the way for big things in the Switch's future.




Ever since Capcom announced that it'd stream Resident Evil 7 (and more recently Assassin's Creed: Odyssey) to the Nintendo Switch via the cloud, I got excited. Yes, the business model is rather ridiculous, and yes, the connectivity might not be that good. But we have to look at the bigger picture: Nintendo's online infrastructure could one day tap the power of cloud-based GPUs to deliver higher-end gaming on the Switch. Developers may not have to skip the Switch because it's not powerful enough, and simply beam the game to the handheld-console hybrid from the cloud. This is something I predicted way back in 2016 that could manifest with Nintendo's patented Supplemental Computing Device add-on.


Now Capcom says these research-based tests may continue with more games in the future (possibly even Devil May Cry 5). When asked about future cloud gaming plans, Capcom execs said the move was not business-oriented but experimental, and that they could push forward.


"While we did release a certain title supporting cloud gaming in the first half, this was done primarily for technological research purposes and did not have a significant impact on earnings. Based on the results of this research, we will internally consider further expansion into cloud gaming," the company said in a financial Q&A session.

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Fire Emblem Heroes makes 72% of Nintendo's mobile revenue

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 19 hours ago

Fire Emblem Heroes continues its success as Nintendo's strongest mobile game title of 2018.




Despite a rocky launch with Super Mario Go, Nintendo's relatively new mobile gaming segment is doing quite well. The company owes this reversal to the free-to-play Fire Emblem Heroes game that uses gacha-style microtransactions to generate revenue. And generate revenue it has: analyst firm Sensor Tower notes that the RPG now accounts for 72% of Nintendo's mobile earnings in 2018.


Fire Emblem Heroes has amassed almost $200 million in 2018 alone, and raked in $12.2 million from in-game purchases in October, the firm says. But Nintendo might have another hit on its hands with its new Dragalia Lost RPG, which was built from the ground up specifically for mobiles. Earnings from Dragalia Lost are tracking well on iOS and Android.

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