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Destiny 2 Xur inventory for Week 1, Sept 15-16

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 15, 2017 6:16 pm

Xur, that shadowy Santa Claus from the cosmos with a Cthulu-ian face, has made his first appearance in Destiny 2. Here's an in-depth look at what he's selling.

 

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Xur's appearance in Destiny 2 is much like the original game: the mysterious merchant is still selling four exotics: one weapon and three armor-based items each for a Titan, Warlock, and Hunter. Unlike the original Destiny, however, Xur is actually found in the open world this time around and not in a safe space like a town. Also he's not exactly hidden this time, but marked with a "IX" indicator on a planet's map.

 

For Week 1 users can find Xur on Nessus near the Watcher's Grave region to the northernmost section of the planet. If you can't find him right away be sure to look up--Xur is conspicuously tucked away on an autumnal tree branch next to the crumpled corpse of a Hezen Collective Vex.

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150,000 cheaters banned in Battlegrounds

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 15, 2017 4:40 pm

One thing that can kill a multiplayer focused game is cheaters. PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds has sold over 10 million copies and is a prime target for cheaters to employ hacks to gain chicken dinners, this is something game developer Bluehole has addressed and appear to be well on top of.

 

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Mr. PlayerUknown, Brendan Greene, took to Twitter to inform us that PUBG's anti-cheat system BattlEye has banned over 150,000 cheaters, 8,000 of them in the last 24 hours.

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Call of Duty: WW2 PC open beta starts September 29

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 15, 2017 3:38 pm

Console gamers recently had the pleasure of accessing the multiplayer beta for latest entry into the Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: WW2. Now, PC gamers will be given the chance to access the multiplayer open beta on September 29 through to October 2.

 

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The PC beta, accessible via Steam, will be open to the entire PC platform with no pre-order required. This wasn't the case for the console beta as access was limited to pre-ordered editions only. Developer Sledgehammer explains this is due to "Stress test core gameplay systems and online backend infrastructure at scale."

 

The minimum requirements for the beta are below and are quite reasonable.

 

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit or later
  • CPU: Intel Core i3 3225 or equivalent
  • RAM: 8 GB RAM
  • HDD: 25 GB HD space
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660 @ 2 GB / AMD Radeon HD 7850 @ 2GB or better
  • DirectX: Version 11.0 compatible video card or equivalent
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

The Parrot Mambo FPV drone puts you in the pilot seat

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Drones | Posted: Sep 15, 2017 2:21 pm

The new Parrot Mambo FPV allows pilots to get a first-person view of flying their mini-drone thanks to Parrot's HD camera, and all new Parrot Cockpitglasses 2 that provide a 96° field of view for the ultimate immersion. This puts the pilot at the heart of the cockpit, and in complete control of the drone.

 

 

The Parrot Mambo is a quadcopter that offers superior flight stability curiosity to state of the art technology features and is capable of reaching speeds up to 30km/h. The Parrot Mambo caters to all skill levels and features three piloting modes (easy, drift and racing). Racing mode deactivates all assists, allowing you to be one with the drone. A 120° FOV HD camera is the Parrot Mambo FPV's eyes, transmitting images to your attached smartphone in your Parrot Cockpitglasses 2. You can even share your experience with friends thanks to a live streaming feature.

 

Offering a precise flying experience, the Parrot Flypad controller features a customizable joystick and button controls that provide control for your Parrot Mambo up to 100 meters away.

 

Parrot Mambo FPV is available in September 2017 at parrot.com for $179.99.

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Jaybird announce Jaybird RUN wireless sport headphones

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Sep 15, 2017 1:16 pm

Jaybird have announced their first, completely wireless sports headphone, the Jaybird RUN sport headphones. With collaboration with some of the top runners in the world, the Jaybird RUN offers a lightweight and compact set of headphones designed for physical activities without compromising sound quality.

 

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"Jaybird RUN is inspired by our athletes, and tested and built with the runner in mind who listens to music or podcasts and wants to feel as free as possible," said Jeff Taylor, Jaybird athlete and partnership manager. "Being runners ourselves, we understand how bulky headphones can get in the way. The Jaybird RUN compact form factor fits securely and delivers music without a single wire. We've perfected the Jaybird RUN experience, so you'll forget you're wearing them, and we're excited to share them with runners everywhere."

 

Offering physical features that include sweat proofing, water resistance and interchangeable tips and fins for different ear sizes, Jaybird RUN also allows for connectivity via Bluetooth technology and provides 12 hours of portable battery life. One intuitive control-button allows to take calls, start and stop music, skips tracks and activates Siri or Google Assistant.

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Lian Li introduce new range of all-aluminum PC cases

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 15, 2017 11:26 am

Lian Li aren't new to the PC chassis game, and they know that not every person wants their PC case to feature RGB lighting and tempered glass panels. Lian Li have showed off their new range of all-aluminium PC cases, the PC-Q50, PC-V320, and PC-V720. Lian Li hold a reputation of exception build quality, and this range is no different. Crafted with high-quality materials and offering a spacious solution for high-performance desktop builds or for HTPC use.

 

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All three models will be available in an elegant bare aluminium or black finish and feature an intake and exhaust fan for excellent performance. Compatible with Mini-ITX, Micro-ATX and ATX motherboards, this range offers PC enthusiasts a chassis that doesn't take their attention away from their PC screen while still offering a luxurious case to complement their desk or home entertainment unit.

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ENERMAX add 1050W & 1200W PSUs to their MaxTytan range

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Sep 15, 2017 9:42 am

I recently posted the release ENERMAX's MaxTytan 750 & 850W PSU's, I'm sure some people were curious if we would see any high output power supplies. Well, it didn't take long for an answer, ENERMAX have announced the launch of the 1050W and the 1250W MaxTytan power supplies. These two top of the range full modular power supplies are 80 PLUS Titanium certified and feature some impressive technologoy including DFR (Dust Free Rotation), semi-fanless control, in-built wattage meter and COOLERGENIE.

 

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ENERMAX have included a wattage meter with their top of the range MaxTytan models, this allows for real-time power consumption figures that provides excellent results for benchmarking or load balancing. The DFR technology associated with these MaxTytan PSU's ensures longevity and reliablitiy for your premium power supplies by spinning the PSU fan in reverse upon startup.

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Nintendo teases Super Mario Odyssey + Switch bundle

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 15, 2017 5:50 am

There's no better way of capturing consumers that haven't already purchased a Nintendo Switch than by offering up a bundle with Nintendo's upcoming Super Mario Odyssey.

 

 

Nintendo is working on a new Switch bundle that will include Super Mario Odyssey, something the company teased during its recent Nintendo Direct stream. The new Nintendo Switch bundle will include the console itself (duh), and a digital copy of Super Mario Odyssey. Not only that, but the Switch + Super Mario Odyssey bundle will also include a pair of Joy-Con controllers in red, with a special edition carrying case that charges the console.

 

Nintendo will offer up the Switch + SMO bundle on October 27 at $379.99.

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EVE: Valkyrie Warzone runs at up to 4K 60FPS on PS4 Pro

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Sep 15, 2017 4:40 am

Microsoft isn't far away from releasing its upcoming Xbox One X console, so Sony is nailing the praise of its beefier PS4 Pro and CCP's upcoming release with EVE: Valkyrie Warzone.

 

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CCP's Lead Game Designer Andrew Willans explained some of the technical specs behind the PS4, PS4 Pro and PC versions of the game under traditional 2D modes recently, where he said: "On PS4 we use a dynamic resolution technique developed by Alex Vlachos at Valve where you change your resolution based on what's getting rendered on the screen or VR Headset".

 

He continued: "This is to render the game at high resolution when you're flying around the map and fallback to a lower resolution when you're in the heat of battle, where explosions and other effects slow down rendering. On PSVR we render between 1920×1080 and 2880×1620 at 60 frames-per-second, this is true for both the PS4 and the PS4 Pro. The PS4 Pro has extra graphics features like dynamic shadows and improved effects we can't run on the original PS4".

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HP's fake updates for printers rejects third-party ink

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Printers & Scanners | Posted: Sep 15, 2017 4:16 am

HP has been in this position before, where back in March 2016 the company was caught sending millions of Inkjet and Inkjet Pro printer owners with a fake "security update" that was a ticking time bomb for consumers.

 

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It was only 6 months later that HP's "security update" began rejecting third-party ink, with over 15,000 complaints sent into HP. The company released a statement that didn't really apologize to consumers, with the company linking to a firmware update, something that was hidden on a website that wasn't really used anymore. There was a sign that read "beware of the leopard", and from there you could restore the use of third-party ink on your HP printer. Pretty sh***y of HP, but fast-forward to today and we're back again.

 

We're nearly at the 12-month anniversary of this story breaking, and HP has been caught yet again with more fake "security" updates for its printer that once again disable third-party ink. Gizmodo reports: "But according to ghacks.net, a new firmware update for HP Officejet printers released yesterday appears to be identical to the reviled DRM update released exactly one year ago. When you try to use third-party ink after installing the new/old firmware, you apparently run into an error that says "One or more cartridges appear to be damaged. Remove them and replace with new cartridges." Depending on how many cartridges your specific printer uses, it may be possible to insert one or two without getting an error. But it seems when all of the ink cartridge slots are filled up, the warning message will be displayed again".

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