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 Gameguru Mania News - Apr,17 2014 - all 
TechNews - Nvidia GeForce 337.61 beta hotfix - tech
(hx) 08:29 AM EDT - Apr,17 2014 - Post a comment / read (3)
  • XFX R9 290 CrossFire At 4K Ultra HD - Legit Reviews has decided to put a XFX R9 290 CrossFire set-up to the test today to see how well these cards handle 4K Ultra HD resolutions
  • Microsoft PC Accessories testing - This video from Microsoft shows how the company tests its PC hardware accessories for durability under both common and extreme situations, including the new All-In-One Media Keyboard
  • Nvidia GeForce 337.61 beta hotfix display driver released - Nvidia just released a new display driver for its family of graphic cards. Bear in mind that this is meant as a hotfix, so caveat emptor. In any event, Nvidia's beta display driver was pushed out to resolve the following issues: Half display or no display on Dell UltraSharp UP3214Q/UP2414Q LCD monitor - [1453685]; Code 43 error message after installing driver 337.50 on a PC with Hyper-V enabled - [1495541]
  • Amazon merging Kindle documents & Cloud Drive - 10GB free storage - Good news this morning for Kindle owners; it seems you're likely to be waking up to some changes in the way your cloud documents storage works that results in a combined 10GB of free Amazon Cloud Drive. I've received a tip that this is pushing out, and that the merger of 5GB of Kindle documents and 5GB of Amazon Cloud Drive is now amounting to a combined 10GB account that covers everything. This is only applying to Kindle customers. Indeed, those of us without a Kindle are still languishing back on the 5GB free tier. The new combined account means that your previously Kindle exclusive 5GB can be used for other files such as images and videos. And that's just great.
  • Cortana vs Siri vs Google Now battle - It's a battle of Cortana vs Siri vs Google Now. Who wins?
  • Phone Makers, Carriers to Add Anti-Theft Tools to Phones - The CTIA Wireless Association today said a number of handset makers and wireless network operators have agreed to a basic framework that will eventually provide consumers with better anti-theft tools for their smartphones. The Smartphone Anti-Theft Voluntary Commitment is meant to deter theft while also giving phone makers and carriers room to innovate. All the companies agreed to implement a baseline anti-theft tool preloaded on (or downloadable to) all wireless smartphones manufactured after July 2015. This tool will let consumers: remotely wipe their data; render the smartphone inoperable to unauthorized users; prevent reactivation without owner's consent; and reverse the inoperability of the device as well as restore the data to the device in the event it is found by the owner. Consumers will also be free to use whatever third-party anti-theft tools they wish in addition to those provided by the phone maker. All signatories will make the baseline anti-theft tool available with all its core features. The initial batch of companies signing the commitment include: Apple; Asurion; AT&T; Google; HTC America; Huawei; Motorola; Microsoft; Nokia; Samsung; Sprint; T-Mobile; U.S. Cellular; and Verizon Wireless. Some of those who haven't signed include Kyocera, LG, Sony, ZTE. A number of lawmakers lauded the commitment, which arrives several months after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler mandated that wireless companies come up with such a solution or face regulatory intervention.
  • Samsung Galaxy S5 vs .50 Cal - Shooting gadgets in super slow motion is awesome! :-D
  • Wearable Eyes Turn You Into Emotional Cyborg - The device, called AgencyGlass, was developed by Dr. Hirotaka Osawa from Tsukuba University
  • How To Make The Most Efficient Pinewood Derby Car - 7 simple steps that ACTUALLY MATTER to building a winning pinewood derby car. I built a car in 45 minutes using these steps and crushed all the competition by more than 1 car length (proof is in the video :)
  • Trailer: 'God's Pocket,' Starring Phillip Seymour Hoffman Also starring Christina Hendricks and John Turturro, and directed by John Slattery of "Mad Men" fame. You have our attention.
  • X-Men: Days of Future Past - Official Trailer 3 - Bonded by war. United by hope. See the X-Men face their greatest challenge together in X-Men: Days of Future Past. The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST. The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future.
  • This Might Be The Most Laid-Back James Brown Cover, And It Rules - Pomplamoose kills it, as always. Besides the song being fantastic this video - shot in their studio - serves as gear porn for the musicians and audio engineers among us.
  • RIP AC/DC: 1973 - 2014 - AC/DC are ending their 41 year career on a terribly sad note
  • Idiot Taking A Selfie Gets Kicked By A Train - Well, more specifically by the train's conductor.
  • A Mountain Bike Descent To Turn Your Knuckles White - Some people thing "extreme sports" are a fun thing to casually try out. Show them this video as many times as it takes until they realize they're wrong.
  • Let's Play: Celebrity Baby Name Or Coachella Band? - Another sign humans need to stop procreating
  • What Happens If You Boil Coke? - You pretty much ruin the pot your boil it in, for starters.
  • Russia Has A Strange Sense Of Humor - This video - which has managed to pick up over 2.5 million views in the past few days - features a man, set to sad piano music, trying to climb a fence.
  • India Has A Problem With People Sh*tting In Public - Yup, apparently over half the population in India just craps right out in the open and I'm pretty sure a video of dancing poops isn't going to help ;-)
  • At Home With Super Cutie Madison Murray - She is looking super cute!
  • Amy Willerton - Amazingly Hott n Sexxy In Pink Bikini - She made name for herself in TV competition I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of here! But it seems that Amy Willerton is much more comfortable on the golden sands of a beach, rather than the depths of an Australian rainforest. The blonde beauty was spotted stripping off while holidaying with a friend in Tenerife on Sunday and looked every inch the model.
  • Lucy Mecklenburgh Fabulously Bikinilicious Vacation Candids In Dubai - The gorgeous TOWIE starlet showed off her enviable body as she strolled along the white sands in Dubai, where she took a short break before jetting off to Vegas
  • The best pics on the Internet #73 - All pictures are carefully handpicked!
Defense Grid 2 - PAX East Preview Trailer - preview
(hx) 07:35 AM EDT - Apr,17 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
Defense Grid 2, the sequel to the 2008 tower defense critical hit, will be playable on Xbox One for the first time at PAX East in Boston. The game will also be playable for PC players to experience at the show. Representatives from developer Hidden Path Entertainment will be on hand to demo a single-player map from the game at the 505 Games booth, giving attendees a taste of the new standard in tower defense. Defense Grid 2, DG2, is the highly-anticipated sequel to Hidden Path Entertainment's 2008 Defense Grid: The Awakening. Along with single player mode, DG2 will expand with cooperative and competitive multiplayer modes.

 Gameguru Mania News - Apr,16 2014 - all
Wargame Red Dragon Launch Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:55 PM EDT - Apr,16 2014 - Post a comment
Wargame Red Dragon, the latest episode in the spectacular RTS series created by Eugen Systems, will be available tomorrow in stores and to download! To celebrate this event, we are pleased to unveil the game's explosive launch trailer!

World of Tanks - Update 9.0 Released - patch
(hx) 03:45 PM EDT - Apr,16 2014 - Post a comment
Wargaming today announced that Update 9.0: New Frontiers for World of Tanks is now available worldwide.

 Gameguru Mania News - Apr,15 2014 - all
Outcast Reboot HD - New In-Engine Video - movie
(hx) 03:41 PM EDT - Apr,15 2014 - Post a comment
Fresh3D has released a new video for the upcoming remake of Outcast, showing the tech powering it:

Blood Bowl 2 - First Match Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:40 PM EDT - Apr,15 2014 - Post a comment
Blood Bowl 2, published by Focus Home Interactive, is the sequel to Blood Bowl, the video game developed by Cyanide studios based on the famous board game created by Games Workshop that combines American football with the fantasy world of Warhammer. The latest series of screenshots unveiled the first game stadiums, but we can now present the frenetic action of the very first ingame match of Blood Bowl 2 on video!

War of the Vikings - Launch Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:39 PM EDT - Apr,15 2014 - Post a comment
Developed by Fatshark, War of The Vikings is the next generation of close-quarter combat games as players design and customize a personalized warrior and take them in to glorious battle online with other warriors from all over the world. Choose from the Standard Edition ($24.99), the Blood Eagle Edition ($34.99) or the mythic Valhalla Edition ($174.99) that includes the lifetime Viking pass where all future content released for the game is automatically unlocked, a digital art book, digital strategy guide, deluxe soundtrack, and the brand new 'Berserker King' digital novel.

Moebius: Empire Rising Released - briefly
(hx) 03:33 PM EDT - Apr,15 2014 - Post a comment
Phoenix Online Publishing has released today the critically acclaimed paranormal mystery adventure game Moebius: Empire Rising for PC and Mac. Players can enjoy this all-new tale by Jane Jensen, creator of the Gabriel Knight series, for just $29.99.

Plants vs. Zombies Zomboss Down Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:30 PM EDT - Apr,15 2014 - Post a comment
Take your battle to the wild west with the new Zomboss Down downloadable Game Pack -- available starting today, April 15, for FREE! The plants just blasted down the Zomboss blimp! The zombies are now roaming the desert and battling their way to a local golf course, which may just be a secret facility housing a Cactus army. It can all be found in the free Zomboss Down downloadable game pack, featuring the new Cactus Canyon Gardens & Graveyards Map, 8 new playable characters, over 200 wild customization items, an increased Level cap for each character, and all-new challenges to accomplish. Available for both Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Watch_Dogs - 4 Minutes Gameplay Footage - preview
(hx) 03:29 PM EDT - Apr,15 2014 - Post a comment
TheAireaidLord has captured 4 minutes of gameplay footage from the PAX East demo of Watch Dog.

TechNews - The Galaxy S5 costs $256 manufacture - tech
(hx) 09:45 AM EDT - Apr,15 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
  • Intel 'Haswell Refresh' processors quietly begin shipping - Intel has quietly begun shipping their 'Haswell Refresh' line of processors, ahead of an expected launch next month. The CPUs are essentially replacing existing 'Haswell' parts, featuring minor updates such as clock speed increases (typically 100 MHz) for no additional cost. At this stage Intel have launched 44 Haswell Refresh SKUs, 27 of which are desktop parts and 17 for mobile machines. Desktop CPUs range from the new non-K flagship - the 3.6 GHz quad-core Core i7-4790 for $303 - down to the dual-core 2.5 GHz Celeron G1840T for $42. For mobile devices, OEMs will be able to choose from the $378 Core i7-4712MQ to the $75 Celeron 2970M.
  • MS Posts, Then Pulls, Videos of Windows 8 Live Tiles  - Microsoft is playing a little game of hide and seek with some videos showing a future project for interactive Window 8 live tiles. OMFG! They still think 99% desktop users need to touch start menu by finger! :-)
  • This Is the End of Facebook as We Know It - Facebook, the company that makes billions from connecting people to each other, is about to make it harder to have a conversation. In the coming weeks, Facebook's mobile app will be losing its chat feature, a move that will no doubt annoy many regular users. But the gutting likely won't end there. According to many Facebook watchers, the end of chat is just the first cut in what could eventually lead to the end of Facebook as a single, unified app altogether.
  • Brightest Flashlight Android app disclosed location of 50M people - Even judging by the low standards of creepy data-mining apps, "Brightest Flashlight" did something pretty egregious. The free app, which was installed by at least 50 million Android users, transmitted users' real-time locations to ad networks and other third parties. It was, in other words, a stalking device disguised as a flashlight.
  • PayPal Launches Swipe Payment App Alongside Galaxy S5 - PayPal has made a new version of its mobile app available explicitly for the Samsung Galaxy S5. The app, first announced in February, lets GS5 owners make payments across the web by swiping their finger on the GS5's fingerprint sensor. PayPal says the feature can be used with most online merchants and mobile apps that accept PayPal, in addition to select retail stores. Further, PayPal launched a separate app for Samsung's Gear 2 and Gear Fit smartwatches. The watch-based app lets people save and redeem offers, check their balance, receive payment notifications, and check-in at local stores. Both the smartphone and smartwatch apps are free to download.
  • Google Purchases Drone Maker Titan Aerospace - Google has announced the acquisition of start-up drone manufacturer Titan Aerospace for an undisclosed amount. Google hopes to use the drone technology for "delivering Internet service to underserved areas, particularly in the developing world." The solar powered drones can stay airborne for up to five years and are currently used in applications such as search-and-rescue aid. Google said in a statement regarding the acquisition, "It's still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring internet access to millions of people, and help solve other problems, including disaster relief and environmental damage like deforestation."
  • iPhone 6 might cost up to $100 more than previous models - There has been no shortage of Apple rumors over the past few weeks, and for good reason. Last week an analyst hinted at some supposed features of the upcoming smartphone, including a larger 5.5 inch, 1920x1080 screen and a more efficient battery. But these features may come at a cost: If Jefferies analyst Peter Misek is to be believed, the iPhone 6 might cost up to $100 more than its predecessors.
  • The Galaxy S5 costs $256 manufacture according to teardown report - Samsung's latest handset costs $256 to manufacture, which is $30 more than last year’s Galaxy S4. A teardown analysis by market research firm IHS revealed that the cost of manufacturing for Samsung has been rising steadily over the course of the year.
  • Prototype Smartphone Battery Charges in Half a Minute - This new battery uses nanodots, which are bio-organic semiconductors made of peptides and have special electrochemical properties
  • Water Transfer Printing - Hydrographics - check it out
  • How to create the quietest place on Earth - To hear gravitational waves -- faint murmurs in the fabric of space-time -- requires a place quieter than quietness itself.
  • State of Surveillance: Police, Privacy and Technology - "State of Surveillance" examines new technologies police departments are using to fight crime and the civil liberties concerns raised by these tools. Law enforcement agencies say that many of the technologies make it easier to solve and, in some cases, even prevent crime. But privacy advocates warn that expanded databases could become dragnets that are increasingly populated with information about law-abiding citizens.
  • Gone Girl - Official Trailer 2014 (HD) - Directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn -- unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
  • The Opening Battle From 'X-Men: Days Of Future Past' - The ultimate X-Men ensemble fights a war for the survival of the species across two time periods in "X-Men: Days of Future Past." The beloved characters from the original "X-Men" film trilogy join forces with their younger selves from "X-Men: First Class," in an epic battle that must change the past -- to save our future. Release Date: May 23, 2014.
  • Flight Attendant Gives Hilarious Safety Instructions - Even though this video's description shamelessly asks to get the stewardess on "Ellen" or "Jimmy Fallon," it's still worth watching.
  • Formula 1 Pit Stops 1950 & Today - What a difference!
  • How the border between India and Pakistan is closed, every day - This is like watching Mr Bean walk and run! :-)
  • This Bird Speaks Japanese - If you close your eyes, you'd probably have a hard time realizing this was a bird talking.
  • 14 Horrifying Confessions From Fast Food Workers - It's like : "My boss has told me to cook food off the floor." ...omg!
  • How to Cut Tomatoes Like a Ninja - Cooking Hack - How to cut tomatoes quickly and easily. Great cooking and kitchen tip, and a fun life hack. Perfect for small cherry tomatoes, and ideal if you need to cut a lot of them for a salad.
  • Girl Ages From 0 To 14-Years-Old In 4 Minutes - Well this pretty much kills all those one-photo-a-day videos!
  • Lake Bell Topless For Esquire - She has been touted as 'The Next Big Thing' for years but Lake Bell knows just how to grab people's attention. The 35-year-old actress/writer/director has posed almost naked for Esquire magazine, wearing just a pair of sheer stockings and with her arms strategically protecting her modesty.
  • Cameron Russell 4 Calzedonia Bikini - Cameron Russell for Calzedonia Summer 2014 Catalogue! Wow!
  • The best pics on the Internet #72 - All pictures are carefully handpicked!
 Gameguru Mania News - Apr,14 2014 - all

Watch Someone Beat 'Half-Life' In 20 Minutes - briefly
(hx) 05:55 PM EDT - Apr,14 2014 - Post a comment / read (2)
Enjoy, Half-Life in 20 minutes, 41 seconds!

MechRunner Announced - briefly
(hx) 04:12 PM EDT - Apr,14 2014 - Post a comment
Today, Spark Plug Games announced MechRunner, a 3D transforming mech, action/endless runner title. Built in an arcade style, players will need to pilot their dual mode mech well in order to continue to unlock more environments, enemies, and bosses. In the game's alternate history, Russia has seized control fueled by technology built from a meteor excavation discovered in the 1940's. Fortunately, a lead engineer involved in the discovery has defected and developed the XP-41, which the player will pilot. The downloadable title is coming this summer to the PS4, Vita, and PC, and is looking for $25k in additional funds on Kickstarter. In addition to some veteran design talent from Spark Plug Games, which is also working on 'Firefly Online,' two Hollywood film talents are also contributing to the project. Grammy-nominated composer David Joseph Wesley is creating the soundtrack while the game's iconic mech and machine designs come from Marvel film regular Josh Nizzi.

Child of Light - Lemuria Trailer - movie
(hx) 04:06 PM EDT - Apr,14 2014 - Post a comment
Ubisoft has released a new trailer for its upcoming JRPG, Child of Light, that welcomes us to the world of Lemuria. Child of Light is described as an RPG inspired by fairy tales, created by the talented team at Ubisoft Montreal using the UbiArt Framework. The game is currently scheduled for an April 30th release.

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: UNSR Is Coming To PC - briefly
(hx) 04:04 PM EDT - Apr,14 2014 - Post a comment
According to Namco Bandai itself, NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution is planned for a September release on PC (via Valve's distribution service, Steam).

NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution will offer players a new experience in the deep & rich NARUTO environment. Tons of new techniques, enhanced mechanics, more than 100 characters and a brand new exclusive character (Mecha-Naruto) designed by Masashi Kishimoto.

CCP cancels vampire MMO World of Darkness - briefly
(hx) 03:59 PM EDT - Apr,14 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
World of Darkness, the MMO that was in development for what appeared to be an eternity, has been cancelled by CCP Games. The decision resulted in the loss of 56 jobs at the publisher's Atlanta studio. The following is CEO Hilmar Veigar Petursson's statement on the matter:
The decision to end the World of Darkness MMO project is one of the hardest I've ever had to make. I have always loved and valued the idea of a sandbox experience set in that universe, and over the years I've watched the team passionately strive to make that possible.

I would like to give special thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the World of Darkness MMO a reality, especially the team members affected by this decision. Their considerable contribution to CCP will not be forgotten, and we wish them well.

To our current and former employees and fans of World of Darkness, I am truly sorry that we could not deliver the experience that we aspired to make. We dreamed of a game that would transport you completely into the sweeping fantasy of World of Darkness, but had to admit that our efforts were falling regretfully short. One day I hope we will make it up to you.

Although this was a tough decision that affects our friends and family, uniting the company behind the EVE Universe will put us in a stronger position moving forward, and we are more committed than ever to solidify EVE as the biggest gaming universe in the world
Watch_Dogs Will Require An Intel i7-4770K - briefly
(hx) 11:36 AM EDT - Apr,14 2014 - Post a comment / read (3)
Watch Dogs' Creative Director, Jonathan Morin, has revealed the specs that will be required for the Ultra settings of the game. According to Morin, PC gamers will need an Intel i7-4770K with a GeForce 780Ti in order to run it with all its bells and whistles enabled. In addition, Morin revealed that the recently released PC trailer was captured on an Intel i7 3930-K with a GeForce Titan.
Some AMD users asked for info: The only feature not available to AMD is Nvidia TXAA. HBAO+, although developed by Nvidia, also works on AMD.

We expect a lot of different specs to run the game at a high. But here are the ultra specs for the few who have them and ask for it...

...Ultra specs : Intel Core i7-4770K with a GeForce 780. The PC video was recorded on an Intel Core i7-3930K with a GeForce Titan IIRC.
Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth Announced - briefly
(hx) 04:59 AM EDT - Apr,14 2014 - Post a comment
Sid Meier is currently working on Civilization Beyond Earth; a new Civilization game that will be the sequel - or rather a "what would happen after Civilization V" game - to Alpha Centauri. Sid Meier's Civilization Beyond Earth will feature 3 types of planets from lush vegetation to airy decaying worlds. Players will start with an Outpost and their one and only goal will be to survive.

Homeworld Remastered Will Run at 4K - briefly
(hx) 04:57 AM EDT - Apr,14 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
Gearbox announced at Pax East that they will be releasing a Homeworld Remastered Collection later this year. The collection comes with many improvements to Homeworld and Homeworld 2. Updated high resolution textures and models, new graphical effects and recreated HD cutscenes are just a few of them. The games are also said to be oriented towards high end systems and will be able to run in 4k resolution. The classic versions will also be included, along with a 12" replica of the Mothership from the original Homeworld.
While discussing the future of Borderlands 2 DLC as well as the newly-announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, Pitchford also elaborated on how Gearbox's previous games had been influenced by Homeworld. He cited the player's ability in Brothers in Arms to stop time, zoom out, and have full control over moving the camera out to the take note of the battlefield was directly inspired by the original Homeworld.

Gearbox also showcased the Homeworld Remastered Collector's Edition, which will come with an incredibly detailed 12-inch model of the ship from the original game. Only a few thousand of these will be available, so keep an eye out for news of when the Collector’s Edition will be available for preorder before its release later this fall. Thanks to our friends at Polygon for capturing the image below.
Homeworld Remastered Collection is estimated to be released this Fall on the PC
Super Mario 64 Oculus Rift in First Person - briefly
(hx) 04:53 AM EDT - Apr,14 2014 - Post a comment
Chadtronic has managed to run Super Mario 64 via the Dolphin emulator - in first person mode with Oculus Rift support. Alongside Dolphin, Chadtronic used TriDef3D and XPadder. What's really great is that there are no major issues or bugs while playing Super Mario 64 in FP with Oculus Rift.

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