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Act of Aggression Ships - briefly
(hx) 01:29 AM EDT - Sep,03 2015 - Post a comment
Eugen Systems now offers Act of Aggression, their new real-time strategy game, which is available on Steam with a 15% launch discount. They also announce a day one patch with a couple of quick fixes.
Set in the near-future, Act of Aggression is an explosive techno-thriller real-time strategy game hailing from the Golden Era of RTS. With three global super-powers, there can be only one victory.

Across three distinct factions each armed with the greatest modern and prototype military weaponry, head into some of the world’s most volatile conflict zones, building bases for mass production, establishing resource supply lines, and waging war in Eugen Systems’ explosive RTS.

Build and manage the cogs of war in a return to strategic base-building, resource harvesting, and dynamic tech-trees. Capture banks and enemy soldiers to generate cash income. Upgrade units with specialization and unlock new skills. Embark on an epic single player Campaign with a thrilling original story, and fight throughout the world on realistic environments. Compete online in visceral PVP battles and become the best commander!

In a world facing ever-looming global instability, will you repel or engage in an Act of Aggression?
Battleborn Thorn PAX Prime Gameplay - preview
(hx) 12:59 AM EDT - Sep,03 2015 - Post a comment
Imagine 25 insanely unique heroes defending the last star in the universe against a mysterious enemy. Fighting together - or alone - in story missions and a variety of competitive multiplayer modes, you're going to have your hands full when Battleborn ships this Winter on PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.

MGS5: The Phantom Pain - Debriefing Video - movie
(hx) 12:39 AM EDT - Sep,03 2015 - Post a comment
Konami has released a new 10-minute video for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, in which Hideo Kojima says the final goodbye to all of its fans:

17% Of Steam Users Running Windows 10 - briefly
(hx) 12:32 AM EDT - Sep,03 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
The Steam Hardware and Software Survey for August 2015 reveals that more than 16 percent of Steam users are now running the 64-bit version of Windows 10, putting it well ahead of Windows 8, Windows Vista, and even the original Windows 7. Windows 10 usage now trails just Windows 8.1 64-bit, which accounts for 23.36 percent of users, and Windows 7 64-bit, still the top dog with 39.71 percent. But they're both in decline, losing 7.6 percent and 5.26 percent of their bases respectively, while Windows 10 adoption leaped by an impressive 13.17 percent over the past month. In other news, 52% of Steam users are using an NVIDIA GPU, while 27% are using an AMD/ATI GPU. This is really interesting news as 20% are using an Intel integrated GPU, showing that 2 out of 10 are not equipped with a really powerful GPU.
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PS4 System Software 3.00 Features Detailed - console
(hx) 12:31 PM EDT - Sep,02 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
The PlayStation.Blog has been updated with the latest details on the PlayStation 4 system software 3.00 update.
We've been busy preparing our next major system software update for PS4, version 3.00 (codename: Kenshin). The update is packed with content, and we wanted to give you a quick glance at its key features.

If you were selected for our beta program, you'll get to see these features first-hand very soon. Keep in mind, some of this content might not make it into the final version - that's why we're having a beta, after all. We've added new ways to connect with friends and players around the world, expanding the social capabilities of the system even further.

  • Online storage capacity increase - PS4 online storage capacity has increased from 1GB to 10GB for all PS Plus members. In 3.00 system software, you'll see that we added a handy usage meter to monitor your available storage capacity, and a new Auto-Upload menu has been added to Application Saved Data Management.
  • YouTube live - PS4 owners will be able to livestream gameplay to YouTube. Livestreams will be viewable across YouTube, including on the new YouTube Gaming mobile app and website.
  • Events - A new hub for events has been added, giving an overview of activities taking place in the games you play most, as well as official broadcasts. For instance, you may see an update for a Double XP weekend, a special enemy appearing at a scheduled time, or seasonal events like in-game towns being decorated for the winter. You’ll also receive notifications when the event starts, or if the timing changes.
  • Favorite Groups - Favorite Groups has been added to the Friends app, letting you quickly access groups of people you like to play games with frequently. This will make the process of getting a game session up and running even easier.
  • Communities - PS4 users will have the ability to create communities based around shared interests, like games, genres, and more. Communities include a message board with general discussion, screenshots shared by players, and the ability to join parties / games. If you want to tackle a big multiplayer raid, but don't have enough friends available, this could be a great way to connect with other players who are looking for the same thing.
  • Sharing video clips to Twitter - Users will have the ability to share video clips directly to Twitter. Maximum video length is 10 seconds, though you'll have the ability to trim longer clips.
  • Stickers - Tired of typing out messages? With this update, you'll be able to send stickers to friends through your messages.
  • Now Playing / What's New - The Now Playing screen will display even more information about what your friends are doing, and you'll be able to quickly jump into a game, party, request a screen share, or get sent to the PS Store to buy the game your friend is playing – further enhancing the social relationship with your friends online.
  • Live from PlayStation - We've improved the Live From PlayStation app, making it easier to view popular trending broadcasts in real time.
  • Request to watch gameplay - Want to view a friend's gameplay session? Now you can send a 'Request to Watch' notification to a player, which will start a live broadcast or Share Play invitation to the person playing.
There's more included in this update, but that's a quick glance at some of the items we're excited about the most. We'll be back with more info about Kenshin soon, including the launch timing.
NBA 2K16 - The Living World Video - movie
(hx) 12:27 PM EDT - Sep,02 2015 - Post a comment
Watch NBA 2K16: Presents: The Living World and learn all about #NBA2K16 gameplay enhancements from the passionate @NBA2K gameplay dev team: Mike Wang, Scott O'Gallagher & Jerson Sapida. NBA 2K16 hits the court with the most authentic and real gameplay a basketball simulation title has ever delivered.

The game is coming to the PC on September 29th
Star Wars: Battlefront Open Beta In Early October - briefly
(hx) 03:24 AM EDT - Sep,02 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
The Open Beta phase of Star Wars: Battlefront will begin this October. Yeap, you read that right. This beta will be open to everyone, meaning you won't have to pre-order the game in order to gain access to it.
The Star Wars Battlefront Beta is a technical test and will feature Walker Assault on Hoth, a 40-player multiplayer battle featuring Rebels and the Empire. Walker Assault will also give you the chance to play as two of the most iconic characters in the Star Wars universe: Darth Vader and Luke Skywalker. The Beta will also feature our Survival Mission on Tatooine, where you and a Rebel friend must fight back waves of Imperial forces.

In addition to those two modes, we are excited to reveal a brand-new mode that will be available in the Beta, Drop Zone. We'll be sharing more details on Drop Zone in the weeks ahead.
In addition, the official Twitter account of Star Wars: Battlefront has just revealed that the game won't feature any server browser. Instead, Star Wars: Battlefront will utilize a new skill based matchmaking system.
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MGS5: The Phantom Pain Released - briefly
(hx) 03:39 PM EDT - Sep,01 2015 - Post a comment
Konami sends along a press release announcing the release of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain on Steam, PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Act of Aggression Launch Trailer - movie
(hx) 01:04 PM EDT - Sep,01 2015 - Post a comment
Focus Home Interactive has released the launch trailer for Eugen Systems' upcoming strategy, Act of Aggression. In this trailer we get to watch the brute-force US Army, dynamic Chimera, and shady Cartel prepare for war, where resource farming, base building, and management of nuclear armaments is the key to success on the battlefield.

Mad Max - Official 4K Shots - media
(hx) 01:02 PM EDT - Sep,01 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Warner Bros and Avalanche Studios have just released the official 4K resolution launch screenshots (settings for Mad Max.
Blood Bowl 2 Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 12:56 PM EDT - Sep,01 2015 - Post a comment
Focus Home Interactive has released a new gameplay trailer for Blood Bowl 2. The game is coming to the PC on September 22nd.

WRC 5 Gets New Trailer - movie
(hx) 12:54 PM EDT - Sep,01 2015 - Post a comment
Bigben Interactive has released a new in-game trailer for WRC 5 that focuses on the Citroen DS3 WRC. WRC 5is currently planned for an October release on the PC.

Halo 5: Guardians Opening Cinematic Released - movie
(hx) 12:21 PM EDT - Sep,01 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
What does it feel like to go into battle as a Spartan? The opening cinematic for Halo 5: Guardians sets the stage as Fireteam Osiris drops into combat, and then follows the battle through one long, beautiful tracking shot showing the efficiency and power of the team. This is a pretty effective introduction to the game. Halo 5: Guardians is coming to the Xbox One on October 27.

Dragon Age: Inquisition Trespasser Story Announced - briefly
(hx) 06:28 AM EDT - Sep,01 2015 - Post a comment
BioWare has announced a new Dragon Age: Inquisition DLC slated for launch in September. Revealed during PAX Prime, the Dragon Age: Inquisition: Trespasser DLC will be the concluding chapter in the Inquisition saga, offering an epilogue story set two years after the end of the main game. That means to play the Trespasser DLC you'll need to have a character you've completed the main storyline with, as you continue to head up the party responsible for saving the world when the world no longer needs to be saved. You'll meet and converse with old friends, decide the fate of the Inquisition and uncover a threat that "might just contain hints about the future of Thedas, too" says BioWar's Mike Laidlaw.

Dragon Age: Inquisition: Trespasser is out on 8th September, and will come alongside a new patch for Xbox One, PS4 and PC that includes the Golden Nug to sync your collectibles across games once you've finished the game's story. To activate it, head to the Skyhold Undercroft post-game and interact with the Golden Nug statue.
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NVIDIA GeForce 355.82 WHQL Video Card Driver - tech
(hx) 05:26 PM EDT - Aug,31 2015 - Post a comment
NVIDIA just released a new GeForce Game Ready driver, release 355.82 WHQL, for those that are hoping to have the best possible gaming experience for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Mad Max. The PC version of Konami’s Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain is said to be stunning in 4K Ultra HD. Over the weekend, Konami announced that The Phantom Pain would be available to install on Steam from 12.00am EST, September 1. You can download the 64-bit driver for Windows Vista/7/8/8.1 here and the Windows 10 version here.
Final Fantasy XV - CAEB Trailer - movie
(hx) 11:45 AM EDT - Aug,31 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
Square Enix has released a new trailer for Final Fantasy XV, showcasing the game's driving mechanics. Final Fantasy XV is coming in 2016 on current-gen consoles, and there is still no word for a PC version. However, Square Enix has brought all Final Fantasy games on the PC, it is almost certain that FFXV will hit the PC too!

Star Citizen's Social Module Is Now Available - briefly
(hx) 11:42 AM EDT - Aug,31 2015 - Post a comment
Cloud Imperium has finally released the Social module for Star Citizen.

Oxide Developer: NVIDIA Was Putting Pressure On Us - tech
(hx) 11:40 AM EDT - Aug,31 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
According to one of Oxide's developer, NVIDIA was pressuring Oxide to remove certain settings in its benchmark. Oxide refused to do so, which basically led to NVIDIA's statement regarding Ashes of the Singularity.
Wow, there are lots of posts here, so I'll only respond to the last one. The interest in this subject is higher then we thought. The primary evolution of the benchmark is for our own internal testing, so it's pretty important that it be representative of the gameplay. To keep things clean, I'm not going to make very many comments on the concept of bias and fairness, as it can completely go down a rat hole.

Certainly I could see how one might see that we are working closer with one hardware vendor then the other, but the numbers don't really bare that out. Since we've started, I think we've had about 3 site visits from NVidia, 3 from AMD, and 2 from Intel ( and 0 from Microsoft, but they never come visit anyone ;(). Nvidia was actually a far more active collaborator over the summer then AMD was, If you judged from email traffic and code-checkins, you'd draw the conclusion we were working closer with Nvidia rather than AMD wink.gif As you've pointed out, there does exist a marketing agreement between Stardock (our publisher) for Ashes with AMD. But this is typical of almost every major PC game I've ever worked on (Civ 5 had a marketing agreement with NVidia, for example). Without getting into the specifics, I believe the primary goal of AMD is to promote D3D12 titles as they have also lined up a few other D3D12 games.

If you use this metric, however, given Nvidia's promotions with Unreal (and integration with Gameworks) you'd have to say that every Unreal game is biased, not to mention virtually every game that's commonly used as a benchmark since most of them have a promotion agreement with someone. Certainly, one might argue that Unreal being an engine with many titles should give it particular weight, and I wouldn't disagree. However, Ashes is not the only game being developed with Nitrous. It is also being used in several additional titles right now, the only announced one being the Star Control reboot. (Which I am super excited about! But that's a completely other topic wink.gif).

Personally, I think one could just as easily make the claim that we were biased toward Nvidia as the only 'vendor' specific code is for Nvidia where we had to shutdown async compute. By vendor specific, I mean a case where we look at the Vendor ID and make changes to our rendering path. Curiously, their driver reported this feature was functional but attempting to use it was an unmitigated disaster in terms of performance and conformance so we shut it down on their hardware. As far as I know, Maxwell doesn't really have Async Compute so I don't know why their driver was trying to expose that. The only other thing that is different between them is that Nvidia does fall into Tier 2 class binding hardware instead of Tier 3 like AMD which requires a little bit more CPU overhead in D3D12, but I don't think it ended up being very significant. This isn't a vendor specific path, as it's responding to capabilities the driver reports.

From our perspective, one of the surprising things about the results is just how good Nvidia's DX11 perf is. But that's a very recent development, with huge CPU perf improvements over the last month. Still, DX12 CPU overhead is still far far better on Nvidia, and we haven't even tuned it as much as DX11. The other surprise is that of the min frame times having the 290X beat out the 980 Ti (as reported on Ars Techinica). Unlike DX11, minimum frame times are mostly an application controlled feature so I was expecting it to be close to identical. This would appear to be GPU side variance, rather then software variance. We'll have to dig into this one.

I suspect that one thing that is helping AMD on GPU performance is D3D12 exposes Async Compute, which D3D11 did not. Ashes uses a modest amount of it, which gave us a noticeable perf improvement. It was mostly opportunistic where we just took a few compute tasks we were already doing and made them asynchronous, Ashes really isn't a poster-child for advanced GCN features.

Our use of Async Compute, however, pales with comparisons to some of the things which the console guys are starting to do. Most of those haven't made their way to the PC yet, but I've heard of developers getting 30% GPU performance by using Async Compute. Too early to tell, of course, but it could end being pretty disruptive in a year or so as these GCN built and optimized engines start coming to the PC. I don't think Unreal titles will show this very much though, so likely we'll have to wait to see. Has anyone profiled Ark yet?

In the end, I think everyone has to give AMD alot of credit for not objecting to our collaborative effort with Nvidia even though the game had a marketing deal with them. They never once complained about it, and it certainly would have been within their right to do so. (Complain, anyway, we would have still done it, wink.gif)

P.S. There is no war of words between us and Nvidia. Nvidia made some incorrect statements, and at this point they will not dispute our position if you ask their PR. That is, they are not disputing anything in our blog. I believe the initial confusion was because Nvidia PR was putting pressure on us to disable certain settings in the benchmark, when we refused, I think they took it a little too personally.
TechNews - teens arrested for using Lizard Stresser - tech
(hx) 04:21 AM EDT - Aug,31 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
  • Origin EON-17X gaming notebook impressions - Should you buy a Mobile G-Sync equipped laptop? Taking nothing else into consideration, absolutely. In fact, I would pay a (reasonable) premium for it. Of course, the archetypal G-Sync laptop is currently a chunky, battery-sucking gaming machine. If you're looking for a high-end gaming desktop replacement, then there are a few solid options out there (e.g. Origin EON17-X, Gigabyte Aorus, Asus G751). However, if you're in the market for a more mainstream laptop -- something with more than 2 hours of battery life and under 5 pounds -- then you'll have to wait until Mobile G-Sync spreads to a wider variety of laptops.
  • Microsoft will finally allow you to defer app updates on Windows 10 - Despite the mostly positive reception to Windows 10, Microsoft has received some flak recently for its policies regarding updates. In a bid to keep users' systems secure and always up-to-date, the company had made not only updates to the OS mandatory for Home users, but also those for Windows Store apps. With update KB3081448 (pushed yesterday), however, Microsoft has gone back on its insistence, it seems. While this option was previously unavailable and greyed out for Windows 10 Home users, users are reporting that after KB3081448, that is no longer the case. Of course, unlike mandatory hotfixes and driver updates - which, if buggy, could brick your device - automatic updates for apps are unlikely to have any device-threatening drawbacks. Still, opting to give users the choice, especially in the case of those who might be on metered connections, is certainly a step in the right direction for Microsoft.
  • Top 10 Hidden Windows 10 Features - Those of you that have already made the jump to Windows 10 might want to give this Top 10 Hidden Windows 10 Features slideshow the once over. The ability to use Game DVR to record your desktop is interesting.
  • Five Tips For Faster Wi-Fi - The more you treat your router like a crappy radio, the better your wifi strength will be.
  • How Linux was born, as told by Linus Torvalds himself - Linus Torvalds said: The same person who told me that the standards weren't available also told me his area of interest was kernels, operating systems. He had this small area on [the FTP server], and he said: "hey, I'm putting a directory aside for you." So he created the /pub/os/linux directory.
  • iPhone 6s said to feature 12-megapixel camera, 4K video recording - 12-megapixel photos, 4K video recording and a front-facing flash-like feature for selfies, are all coming to the next iPhone, according to 9to5Mac. The report comes less than two weeks before Apple's September 9 iPhone event, where the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus are expected to be unveiled. The next iPhone is also anticipated to be available in a pink-type color named ‘Rose Gold', similar to the Apple Watch.
  • Apple Strikes Deal with PayAnywhere to Expand Apple Pay - Apple today announced that Apple Pay is now compatible with PayAnywhere, a type of credit card reader that's in use at about 300,000 locations around the U.S. Apple will sell the newest version of the PayAnywhere terminal to merchants through its own stores. The deal expands the availability of Apple Pay significantly. Apple said it hopes to see Apple Pay accepted at more than 1.5 million locations before year's end. In order to boost interest in the terminal, PayAnywhere is offering new customers $5,000 in free Apple Pay transactions. Apple Pay makes use of NFC to power tap-and-go payments at supporting terminals. Google and Samsung are on the cusp of releasing Android Pay and Samsung Pay, respectively, which will offer similar capabilities to Android handsets.
  • This app lets you see the invisible Wi-Fi signals all around you - The architecture of radio app is a realtime, location based visualization of cell towers, wifi routers, communication, navigation and observation satellites and their signals. A site specific version of the app includes wired communication infrastructure embedded in the exhibition space. It's aim is to provide a comprehensive window into the infosphere. Fake or not?
  • Google to Trim Android Bloatware a Bit - Android device owners will soon see fewer Google-branded apps on their smartphones. The company has altered its requirements and phone makers will no longer be forced to stick Google+, Play Games, Newsstand, and Play Books on their smartphones, according to sources cited by the Wall Street Journal. The change comes in response to an investigation the European Commission is conducting into Google's potential monopolistic business practices. Google has long required handset makers to include a series of core apps, such as Gmail, Google Maps, Calendar, and the Play Store. The list of these required apps has grown over the years. Unwanted apps - especially those that cannot be deleted - are often referred to as bloatware. The EU saw the presence of these unwanted and unremovable apps as unfair competition to third-party apps that do the same (or similar) thing. Google has not commented on the matter in any official way. The news was first reported by Android Central.
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow Devices List - SlashGear reports that Samsung has "confirmed" a list of devices that it plans to update to Android 6.0. The report claims that this is "a fully exhaustive list of Samsung devices set to receive this update FOR NOW", but adds the caveat that "there may be more in the future" - so if your device isn't on the list, don't panic just yet.
  • Microsoft Releases Cortana for Android in Beta Form - Microsoft has made its Cortana voice-activated personal assistant available to Android users via the Google Play Store beta channel. The app had previously only been available through a closed beta, but is now accessible through an open beta program. Cortana for Android can be used to track flights and other calendar appointments, set reminders and alarms, and monitor packages. Cortana can also supplant Google Now on Android handsets if users so wish. Cortana beta testers can set Cortana to launch with a long press of the home button, which makes it easier to use Cortana on Android phones. Cortana testers will still be able to interact with and launch Google Now on their handsets via other actions. Cortana for Android is free to download from Microsoft's beta site in the Google Play Store. Microsoft is still working to bring Cortana to iOS devices.
  • Samsung Kicks Off Beta Testing for Samsung Pay - Samsung is inviting a select number of people to beta test Samsung Pay in the U.S. In order to trial the mobile payment platform, consumers need to have a Galaxy S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge+, or Note 5 smartphone. AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular are supporting Samsung Pay at launch, Verizon Wireless is not. The beta requires users to have an active Samsung account and a MasterCard or Visa credit/debit card from Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, U.S. Trust, or U.S. Bank. Samsung Pay uses both NFC and MST for tap-and-go transactions. Apple Pay and Android Pay, in comparison, use only NFC. Consumers can request an invite to test Samsung Pay from
  • Teens Linked To Sony, Microsoft DDoS Attacks Have Been Arrested - According to the NCA, the six teens (ranging in ages from 15 to 18) were arrested for using Lizard Stresser, a tool that allowed them to take down websites for up to eight hours at a time. The alleged targets of their DDoS attacks included retailers, a "leading national newspaper," a school and multiple gaming companies. In other news, Lizard Squad tweets that the arrests won't stop them from launching future attacks.
  • Ashley Madison Offers $500k Bounty - Ashley Madison is offering a $500,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the hackers responsible for that huge data dump. Let the snitching for riches begin!
  • The Women On Ashley Madison Were Mostly Fake - Overall, the picture is grim indeed. Out of 5.5 million female accounts, roughly zero percent had ever shown any kind of activity at all, after the day they were created. The men's accounts tell a story of lively engagement with the site, with over 20 million men hopefully looking at their inboxes, and over 10 million of them initiating chats. The women's accounts show so little activity that they might as well not be there. LOL.
  • Netflix won't renew Epix deal, losing several blockbuster movies - Netflix has announced it won't renew a content-licensing deal with Epix, which will result in several blockbuster movies leaving the streaming service's catalog after September. In a post on the company's official blog, Ted Sarandos, chief content officer, said Netflix won't renew the deal because it wants to focus on exclusive content. Netflix entered into its agreement with Epix in 2010, though Epix reached a similar deal with rival Amazon Instant Video just two years later. As a result, movies from Lionsgate, MGM and Paramount - the joint partners behind Epix - appear on both streaming services at about the same time. The expiration of its Epix deal means Netflix will lose high-profile movies such as "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "World War Z" at the end of September.
  • Richard Ayoade & Jimmy Carr in their tiny house - Richard demonstrates the world's smallest gadgets, including this tiny house
  • Fully Operational 3D-Printed Jet Engine - It really, really works - just look at the window blinds behind it getting blasted out of the way. And it even does thrust reversal (what jet engines do when a plane lands to help slow it down).
  • 'Terminator' style material heals itself - For astronauts living in space with objects zooming around them at 22,000 miles per hour like rogue super-bullets, it's good to have a backup plan. Shields and maneuvering protect spacecraft well, but to add another layer of potentially life-saving protection, scientists have developed a material designed to heal itself in less than a second in case it gets punctured.
  • How The International Space Station Works - A 30-minute tour of where and how astronauts live and work. Everything is different is space.
  • A Demonstration Of What Happens When The ISS Accelerates - Using a still camera, International Space Station Expedition 22 Commander Jeff Williams demonstrates acceleration inside the ISS during a reboost. 2010. [Credit: NASA-ISS Program Office]
  • Liquids - Awesome Science Tricks - YouTuber brusspup demonstrates that high-fructose corn syrup, while bad for you, is good for cool science tricks. And we still can't figure out what's going on with the last one.
  • Slow Motion Contact Explosive - Nitrogen Triiodide - Looking for a new way to prank your friends? Try placing some nitrogen triiodide on their seat :)
  • Doctor Who Series 9 Trailer  - Here is the 30' cutdown trailer for Series 9 arriving on the 19th September! Join the Doctor (Peter Capaldi) and Clara Oswald (Jenna Coleman) for a brand new series of Doctor Who.
  • Goosebumps International TRAILER - Not what I was expecting from a Goosebumps movie, but I'm still interested.
  • Guy annoys girlfriend with puns at Ikea - IKEA is said to be the ultimate test of relationship strength, but this is enough to drive anyone crazy.
  • Sinkhole Opens In China, Swallows Five People - A sinkhole opened in China, sucking in five people. At least four were injured. (Aug. 28)
  • IAAF World Championships 2015 - 200m Final - Bolt does it again - That's not Usain Bolt, that's Insane Bolt! :-)
  • Magician Proposes On Stage Uses A String And Alphabet Soup - Congrats and well done! :-)
  • Absolutely Everything About Farrah Abraham is Gross - She started off the night with her opener about how she always "gets" what she "wants," and misuses a slew of garden variety words. She then engages in a verbal spat with another housemate, where she haughtily stalks off and makes comments about wanting to "hit a b--tch" with her water bottle, and ponders spitting on the contestant in question, Natasha Hamilton of Atomic Kitten.
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New 1TB PS4 is basically a recycled model - console
(netix) 01:26 AM EDT - Aug,31 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
Last June, Sony unveiled a second base SKU for the Playstation 4, offering an upgraded internal storage capacity, out of the box. The new model housed a 1TB internal hard drive, which doubled the storage available for games and content, in comparison to the standard 500GB model offered since launch. This has left two base models of the Playstation 4 available on shelves. Alongside this announcement, Sony also detailed a revision of the Playstation 4 hardware, which aimed to improve some of the minor flaws found since release. According to TechRadar, the newer 1TB model is in fact not using this new hardware, and instead the older configuration sold at launch, packed with an upgraded hard drive.
The new CUH-1200 hardware update for the PlayStation 4 is only available right now in 500GB trim. And it's definitely the console update you want, not the storage upgrade.

We've just finished testing the new PlayStation 4 revision, and it's an impressive hardware update to the top current-gen console, but at the moment it's only available in the 500GB version of the PS4.

The current 1TB versions of the console are still the same original CUH-1100 series models, only with a different hard drive offering increased storage capacities.

Around where it designates the storage capacity on the box it will also display the model number. If it says CUH-1200, or similar, then you're in luck, that's the new updated PS4. If it says CUH-1100 or the like, then you need to look elsewhere.
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