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Analyst: Switch to sell 25 million units this fiscal year

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 20, 2018 12:04 am

Nintendo will exceed its original Switch shipment forecast for FY2018 by 25%, a key industry analyst predicts.




According to Ace Securities analyst Hideki Yasuda, Nintendo should overshoot its original Switch console sell-in targets for the current fiscal year by 5 million units. In its first quarter earnings the Japanese games-maker forecasts 20 million Switch sales through the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, whereas Yasuda expects the company to actually move 25 million units worldwide. While Nintendo typically makes conservative hardware sales estimates, analysts note the console's strong demand across the globe--much of which is fueled by an ever-building software slate.


This sales goal will be quite challenging, current Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima said in the filings. The console-handheld hybrid's games offering will shift units, Mr. Kimishima notes, primarily in the holiday season.


"Our sales targets for Nintendo Switch hardware and software during this fiscal year will not be an easy challenge to meet, but we are putting all of our efforts into doing just that. If you look at our software lineup for the fiscal year that we showed at E3, you can see a relative trend that the titles that resonate most with consumers are concentrated toward the latter half," he said in the filings.

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No Man's Sky was always about cosmic loneliness

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 19, 2018 11:03 pm

One of the principal feelings you get about No Man's Sky when you play it is that it's huge, and it's this intergalactic massiveness that conveyed Sean Murray's inspiration: loneliness.




When I reviewed No Man's Sky in 2016 I said it wasn't a game about discovery, but a game about getting lost: lost in a sprawling, every-shifting universe filled with so much to see and uncover...but there was one feeling that overrode all of that. This was loneliness, a kind of inner isolation nestled in an epic journey across the stars, an intimate endeavor that was meant to be different but also the same for everyone. According to Hello Games' Sean Murray, this was by design.


In a recent interview with IGN, Murray said a few interesting things about No Man's Sky. The goal was to bring this kind of insular, personal adventure and give players near-infinite opportunities to continue losing themselves in the universe.


"[No Man's Sky] was this huge, broad game. And it delivered on a thing that I always wanted, which was this feeling of loneliness, which sounds strange I know, but a kind of a science fiction loneliness. You, out in the world, amongst the vastness of the universe," Sean Murray said in the interview.

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New Evil Dead game in the works

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 19, 2018 10:23 pm

A new game based on the cult classic film series Evil Dead is currently in development, actor Bruce Campbell recently confirmed.




While horror icon Bruce Campbell has hung up the chainsaw and will no longer play Ash Williams in any Evil Dead movies or shows, he'll lend his voice to an upcoming video game. In a recent interview with Bloody Disgusting, Campbell outed the existence of the project, describing it as an "immersive kind of dealio".


When asked if Campbell's retirement affected any future game adaptations, the actor told Bloody Disgusting's Meagan Navarro: "Oh no no, that's different. I have previous obligations I have to fulfill. They are doing a video game. A whole immersive kind of dealio. I'll be Ash for that, because I wouldn't want someone else's voice hamming it up," he said.

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GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 2080/2080 Ti WindForce/Gaming teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Aug 19, 2018 2:36 pm

Now that I've finally landed in Cologne, Germany for NVIDIA's exciting GeForce Gaming Celebration event, a new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and RTX 2080 card have been shown off.




The latest to join the leak fest is GIGABYTE with their refreshed WindForce and Gaming branded cards, but the problem is that they all look virtually identical. GIGABYTE might have some troubles marketing these cards unless there's a drastic difference in GPU clocks.




Starting with the higher-end GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Gaming OC graphics card, which comes in as a thicker 2.5-slot card and as the source of the leak, VideoCardz, points out - the Gaming OC models of the new RTX 20 series cards feature a carbon-fiber structure on the rear I/O bracket.

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Tune into the NVIDIA GeForce Gaming Celebration stream here

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Aug 19, 2018 7:38 am

NVIDIA is all but confirmed to launch their next-gen Turing-based GeForce RTX 20 series cards in just over 24 hours time, with the company itself having a countdown to their huge #BeForTheGame event in Cologne, Germany.




The company is hosting a live stream for the GeForce Gaming Celebration event where not only the GeForce RTX 2080 Ti/RTX 2080 be announced, but a bunch of gaming-related announcements. We can expect more on NVLink, GDDR6, the Turing GPU architecture, the new RTX 20 series cards, VirtualLink, and so much more to be covered during the stream.


NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang will be hosting the event, taking to the stage to blow the entire world away with a slew of next generation graphics cards and so much more. You can watch it here, and keep up to date with the GeForce RTX 20 series content right here, with this article being constantly updated.


NVIDIA will kick off its GeForce Gaming Celebration on Monday 20th August, 2018 at 6PM CET (10AM Pacific, 1PM Eastern, 5PM UK). It'll be hosted on the official NVIDIA Twitch channel.

ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti, RTX 2080 cards shown off

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Aug 19, 2018 6:52 am

We've already had our geek meters blown up over all of the other AIB partners' custom GeForce RTX series graphics cards, and now it's time for ASUS to shine.




VideoCardz is behind this leak (and every single other one) with our first look at the ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti and ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 cards smiling for the camera. We also get a look at the upcoming DUAL and TURBO RTX series, with a blower fan cooling down the next-gen Turing GPU architecture and GDDR6 memory.




First up, we have the ASUS ROG STRIX GeForce RTX 2080 Ti with a triple-fan cooler and what seems like a 2.5-slot design. The RTX 2080 version of the card looks identical, except it has cut down specs compared to the RTX 2080 Ti.






The DUAL GeForce RTX 2080 features a dual-slot cooler, and I'm sure a lower overclock (if any at all).

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Fox to adapt Vampyr into TV series

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 18, 2018 11:52 pm

Cable network FOX is making a live action television series based on the excellent Vampyr game, proving the stars do align sometimes.




When I first learned about Vampyr's premise--that of a vampire doctor who can either heal or feed on those around him, or both--I thought one thing quite clearly: it's an absolute perfect fit for a TV or movie adaptation. The game's story is winding and clever, its early 1900's London grim and dark, and its themes macabre but also unique (I love the idea of a vampire doctor who keeps denizens alive like cattle just so he can feed on them in the future). In my Vampyr review I noted that the game's themes are darkly enchanting and Dr. Acula's arc of development is bloody good...and even noticed some interesting parallels to other shows like Tales From the Crypt.


Other than FOX securing the rights, not much is known about Vampyr's TV series right now. We have no clue who will play Dr. Jonathan Reid (aka Dr. Acula) but we do know that Wonderland Sound and Vision will produce effects and work alongside DJ2 Entertainment to create the show. No release date or window was given and it could take some time to flesh out Dontnod's grim and foggy world, but I for one can't wait to see what FOX and company cook up.

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Can you handle our 'Deadpool 2' Blu-ray giveaway?

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: Aug 18, 2018 5:00 pm

To celebrate the release of 'Deadpool 2' on home video, we have ten Blu-ray copies of the film to give away thanks to our friends at Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment!




After surviving a near fatal bovine attack, a disfigured cafeteria chef (Wade Wilson) (Ryan Reynolds) struggles to fulfil his dream of becoming Mayberry's hottest bartender while also learning to cope with his lost sense of taste. Searching to regain his spice for life, as well as a flux capacitor, Wade must battle ninjas, the Yakuza and a pack of sexually aggressive canines, as he journeys around the world to discover the importance of family, friendship, and flavour--finding a new taste for adventure and earning the coveted coffee mug title of World's Best Lover.


To go into the running to win a prize, post this article to your social media profiles, correctly answer the following question and send your postal address to ben at TweakTown dot com before the competition closes on August 24.

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ZOTAC's new GeForce RTX 2080/2080 Ti AMP! smile for photos

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Aug 18, 2018 9:26 am

There's not many AIB partners that haven't seen their next-gen Turing-based RTX 20 series cards leaked yet, with the new ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2080/2080 Ti graphics cards smiling for the camera.




ZOTAC is pushing its triple-fan cooling solution for the GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti graphics cards, with the AMP! series teased here.






The ZOTAC GeForce RTX 2080 AMP! features a 6+8-pin PCIe power connector, while the RTX 2080 Ti AMP! sports dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors.


There's no RGBs here, but we do have an EXTREMELY long card and a huge backplate that has a viewing hole for the TU104 GPU underneath. Neat.

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EVGA's new GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra unveiled

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Aug 18, 2018 9:12 am

The next-gen Turing graphics card leaks continue, with EVGA all but confirmed to launch a new series of graphics cards in their upcoming "XC Ultra" brand.




VideoCardz has leaked out the EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 XC Ultra, which features a TU104 Turing GPU, 2944 CUDA cores, and 8GB of GDDR6 on a 256-bit memory bus. We should expect it to also feature NVLink technology and the new VirtualLink connector for next-gen VR headsets.