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NVIDIA taking COD: Modern Warfare graphics to never before seen levels

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

NVIDIA has just released the world's first look at Call of Duty: Modern Warfare with real-time ray tracing enabled, with a new trailer comparing the two (RTX on and off) against each other. Check it out:

 

 

NVIDIA is the Official PC Partner for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, with the GeForce RTX maker working closely with Activision and Infinity Ward to inject ray traced shadows and NVIDIA Adaptive Shading into the game. NVIDIA teases that it is working with Activision and IW to take graphics in COD: Modern Warfare "to never before seen levels".

 

There are also three interactive comparison images that NVIDIA has released, comparing RTX and real-time ray tracing enabled and disabled. You can check those out here:

 

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare - RTX real-time ray tracing comparison - Image 3

 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare launches October 25 for the Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

SpaceX's cosmic Roadster driver 'Starman' completes first lap of Sun

By: Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 day, 4 hours ago

Remember when Elon Musk launched a car into space? Well, that Tesla Roadster and its driver 'Starman' have just completed their first lap around the Sun.

 

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When checking out the 'Where is Roadster' website we can see that the cosmic driver has finally managed to complete his first orbit around the Sun. Starman took to the skies 557 days ago when SpaceX launched the Falcon Heavy rocket aimed for orbiting the Sun, and according to the travel data the car has clocked 762 million miles.

 

Since the car has traveled 762 million miles, it means that it has exceeded its original 36,000-mile warranty over 21,000 times. If you were hoping to spot the roadster from Earth, you unfortunately won't be able to since Earth is currently positioned on the opposite side of the Sun.

Kevin Smith announces 'He-Man' TV series that continues from the 80's

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: 1 day, 5 hours ago

Netflix's Castlevania studio will be making a brand new TV show called Masters of the Universe: Revelation. The show is a He-Man anime series and is produced by Kevin Smith.

 

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Netflix will be working with Kevin Smith who is known for his work in Jay and Silent Bob, Clerks and Mallrats. The announcement for the show came from Power-Con convention and touched on what fans can expect to see. According to announcement, Masters of the Universe: Revelation will focus on some unresolved storylines of the classic '80's TV show, essentially picking up right where it was left off.

 

Smith commented on the announcement, saying "I'm Eternia-ly grateful to Mattel TV and Netflix for entrusting me with not only the secrets of Grayskull, but also their entire Universe. In 'Revelation,' we pick up right where the classic era left off to tell an epic tale of what may be the final battle between He-Man and Skeletor! Brought to life with the most metal character designs Powerhouse Animation can contain in the frame, this is the Masters of the Universe story you always wanted to see as a kid!"

ASUS launches RUG Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 series graphics cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: 1 day, 5 hours ago

ASUS has just launched another range of custom Navi graphcis cards in its new TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5700 series, with both custom RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT cards on offer.

 

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The new TUF Gaming series sits under the premium ROG Strix family of custom RX 5700 series cards, still offering a custom deisgn but it is priced cheaper than the premium offering. There's a singel look bet ween the custom TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 and RX 5700 XT cards, with a triple-fan cooler keeping everything cool.

 

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As for clock speeds, ASUS has the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 XT at 1650/1795/1905MHz for base, gaming, and boost clocks respectively. The lower-end sibling in the TUF Gaming X3 RX 5700 is clocked at 1565/1720/1750MHz respectively.

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Respawn calls Apex Legends players 'ass-hats' and 'freeloaders'

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 6 hours ago

Respawn has been swimming in controversy after the pricing debacle with the cosmetic items in its new Iron Crown Collection event, with the Apex Legends developer taking to the Apex Legends subreddit to apologize and answer some questions.

 

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Repsawn staffer and Reddit poster 'dko5' answered some questions, fanning the nuclear fuel that was being boiled around the Apex Legends subreddit. A list of comments by the Apex_Bot is perfect, collating a bunch of dko5's posts that start with: "We're humans, you know, and we will make mistakes".

 

The posts continue with dko5 saying that Apex Legends is "not a hugely monetizing game - we just need to make enough money to keep the game going and make more stuff for everyone. When we decided to make Apex Legends a free-to-play game it was imperative that free".

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Brain stimulation headset will help treat your depression for $500

By: Anthony Garreffa | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 day, 6 hours ago

The future of treating depression might not be therapy and medication, but rather a headset that you strap on and stimulates your brain in the right ways. Medical technology company Flow out of Sweden is on the forefront of this new wave of technology.

 

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Flow started back in 2016 with Daniel Mansson, CEO of Flow and a clinical psychologist, founded the company after writing his master's thesis on brain stimulation. Mansson also spent years skating between psychology and software, and thus Flow was born. A new hardware product is now being sold as a medication-free treatment to depression.

 

TechRadar spoke with Mansson, with some hands-on time with the Flow headset. They report that it "looks a bit like a miniature VR headset", sitting on your forehead wiht a band that goes over the top of your head to keep it still. There are two big suction pads that connect to your forehead, with Flow providing single-use cloth pads that sit between your skin and the suction pads.

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Super Mario Bros. The Movie deleted scene released, because why not

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 7 hours ago

Super Mario Bros. The Movie was a strange beast of a film... having watched it when I was only 10 years old I was baffled at it as a kid, but as an adult the opinion I have is much different. It's a mess, but it's a classic at the same time -- and now it's back in the headlines with a deleted scene released.

 

 

The deleted scene is thanks to the website Super Mario Bros. The Movie Archive, which got their hands-on a VHS tape they acquired from an auction from the estate of producer Roland Joffe. One of the golden gems in that auction was an extended rough cut of Super Mario Bros. The Movie that packed a huge 15 minutes of scenes from the movie that weren't released in cinema, or the home cuts.

 

One of the additional scenes in the extended cut sees Mario and Luigi talking with other plumbers, with Mike and Doug trying to swindle the Mario Bros into charging more for a job. The thing is, this scene was referenced in the Super Mario Bros. The Movie trading cards and toys at the time, but the scene never made the movie.

 

Back in the mid-90s there was even an action figure at the time that said "Nobody touches my tools", the line Mario says in the deleted scene, the one cut from the official movie. We're now seeing this scene 26 years later. Awesome. I hope you have a good day.

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NVIDIA CEO: you're CRAZY to buy a non-racing GPU in 2019

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: 1 day, 8 hours ago

NVIDIA has had a ray tracing graphics card on the market for close to a year now, with NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang having some fighting words for gamers (and its competitor). In NVIDIA's recent earnings call Q&A session, Huang said you'd be crazy to buy a GPU in 2019 without ray tracing support.

 

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NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang said: "SUPER is off to a super start for and at this point, it's a foregone conclusion that we're going to buy a new graphics card, and it's going to the last 2, 3, 4 years to not have ray tracing is just crazy".

 

Huang continued: "Ray tracing content just keeps coming out. And between the performance of SUPER and the fact that it has ray tracing hardware, it's going to be super well positioned for throughout all of next year".

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Crytek on next-gen consoles: SSD is 'the real game changer'

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 9 hours ago

2020 is going to be the year of the biggest change in the gaming industry, probably ever. Microsoft and Sony will be launching their next-gen Xbox and PlayStation consoles, which will represent the largest leap in consoles ever.

 

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In a new chat with Wccftech and Crytek about Hunt: Showdown, the site asked about their opinion on the early next-gne console specs of the new Xbox and PS5. Crytek replied: "If visual quality will most likely continue to increase in the same large steps as is expected with any new generation of consoles, the real game changer will certainly be the new fast storage that has been promised".

 

The next-gen Xbox Scarlett and PlayStation 5 consoles will both have PCIe 4.0-powered SSDs offering next-gen speeds of up to 5GB/sec, driving read/write speeds by 10x over a traditional SATA SSD inside of most gamers' PCs. When ALL of your console base has them -- every next-gen Xbox and PlayStation console into the 100 million+ within 5 years of release, it opens up some new doors for game developers.

 

Crytek continued: "Apart from the obvious advantage of crushing loading times, it will open up quite a lot of possibilities for games to be designed for it with regards to streaming. That's also a front on which game engines will need to evolve quite drastically, but it's definitely exciting".

GTA Online secret mission only unlocked when you're SUPER DRUNK

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 10 hours ago

RockStar Games has never been shy of controversy, so you shouldn't be surprised to hear about a new secret mission in GTA Online that needs you to get obliterated, before you unlock it. Check out the video below:

 

 

Before you can begin the secret mission you'll need to own a penthouse in the Diamond Casino & Resort of GTA Online, as you need the penthouse to unlock the story missions that R* built into the casino update recently. The first mission is called Loose Cheng, something you'll need to host and play to unlock casino work missions.

 

The secret mission is activated by getting blind drunk, so you'll need to visit the private penthouse bar or the public bar in the casino itself, and start slamming drinks down. You will need to drink shots of Macbeth Whiskey, where after each shot your character get super drink, blacks out, and you wake up somewhere new.

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