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Free superhero game for everyone who bought Batman - briefly
(hx) 07:10 PM EDT - Jun,29 2015 - Post a comment / read (1)
Gamers who purchased Batman: Arkham Knight on PC are suffering through a lot of bugs right now. Fortunately, they can download a free game to ease their pain. The free game probably ought to be from Arkham Knight publisher Warner Bros. Instead, the indie developer No Bull Intentions is stepping up to the plate. They're giving away free copies of their episodic adventure Supreme League of Patriots to early buyers of Arkham Knight on PC:
We think that PC gamers get taken for granted far too often. Those who choose to play on PC are often subjected to shoddy console ports, driver problems, poor optimisation and game-breaking bugs, not to mention invasive DRM and launch delays of weeks or even months for some titles. We're making this offer to show our support for PC gamers.
To be eligible for a free copy of Supreme League of Patriots, you need to have bought Arkham Knight on PC before midnight PST on June 30th. If that applies to you, simply email proof of purchase for your boxed or digital copy to atsupremeleagueofpatriots@gmail.com.

Minecraft Studio Is Abandoning Scrolls - briefly
(hx) 05:26 PM EDT - Jun,29 2015 - Post a comment
Scrolls, the second major release from Minecraft developer Mojang, is shutting down. Mojang announced today that they'll be ceasing development of the game and eventually turning off the servers. They announced the upcoming shutdown of Scrolls on the game's website:
After much deliberation, we've come to an important decision that we’d like to share: Echoes will be the last major content patch for Scrolls. We won’t be adding features or sets from now on, though we are planning to keep a close eye on game balance.

Scrolls will still be available to purchase for the time being, and our servers will run until at least July 1st, 2016. All future proceeds will go towards keeping Scrolls playable for as long as possible.
WH 40k: Regicide - Major Update 1.2 Trailer - movie
(hx) 02:25 PM EDT - Jun,29 2015 - Post a comment
A Steam Community group announcement outlines all the changes in a new version 1.2 update for the Warhammer 40,000: Regicide, the sci-fi strategy game currently in Early Access on Steam. This patch includes two new factions: "Raven Guard" Space Marines and "Snakebites" Ork Clan.

SOMA - E3 2015 Gameplay Teaser Trailer - movie
(hx) 12:34 PM EDT - Jun,29 2015 - Post a comment
Frictional Games has released a gameplay teaser trailer from the game's E3 2015 build. SOMA is currently planned for a September 22nd release on PC and PS4.

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Mother Russia Bleeds Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 08:16 PM EDT - Jun,28 2015 - Post a comment
This game looks like an ultra-gory Russian parody of Streets of Rage.

Steam's Weekly Top Sellers - briefly
(hx) 05:24 PM EDT - Jun,28 2015 - Post a comment
Here are the ten top selling titles on Steam for the week as reported by Valve:
1.ARK: Survival Evolved
2.Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
3.Grand Theft Auto V
4.Elite: Dangerous
5.The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
6.Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Legendary (RU)
7.H1Z1
8.Ori and the Blind Forest
9.Fallout 3: Game of the Year Edition
10.BioShock Triple Pack
Mario Recreated In Unreal Engine Is...Unreal - briefly
(hx) 04:11 PM EDT - Jun,28 2015 - Post a comment
If there's a place the Mario games could use some improvement, it's in the graphics department. So YouTuber aryoksini recreated Mario in Unreal Engine 4, and it looks spectacular.

TechNews - Pricing info for Windows 10 - tech
(hx) 12:59 PM EDT - Jun,28 2015 - Post a comment
  • Batman: Arkham Knight Benchmarked, Performance - Those wanting to play at 1440p will require at least a GTX 780 from Nvidia or the R9 290 from AMD. Again the R9 290 appeared to be the sweet spot in terms of price vs. performance, though this time the R9 390 provided a healthier minimum frame rate.
  • SanDisk's new 200GB microSD card is now on sale - and it costs $239 - SanDisk said in March that the card would be priced at around $400, but it's currently available on Amazon for $239.02 . That doesn't appear to just be a deep discount offered by the retailer either - Amazon says that the regular list price of the 200GB card is $249.99, which suggests that SanDisk had a change of heart on the pricing front. Even so, at just under $240, the 200GB card costs three times more than the 128GB version, which is now available for $78.99. Even at list prices, the 200GB model is still two and a half times pricier than the 128GB.
  • Microsoft reveals first official international pricing info for Windows 10 - We've known for some time now that Microsoft will offer Windows 10 as a free upgrade during its first year of availability, to those with a Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 PC. But the company hasn't yet announced how much Windows 10 licenses will cost around the world for those who don't qualify for the free upgrade. Leading online retailer Newegg posted prices indicated a few weeks ago that a full Windows 10 Home license would be priced at $109.99, while the Pro version was said to cost $149.99. Microsoft later confirmed to Neowin that prices in the US would be $119 and $199.
  • The Making Of Windows 10 Hero Desktop Image - Blasting lasers, pumping smoke machines, colored filters and falling crystal dust. Not all desktop images are created equal. Take a look behind the scenes at the making of the iconic Windows 10 image in a collaboration with world renowned, San Francisco-based design director Bradley G. Munkowitz aka GMUNK.
  • Navy Paying Millions To Keep Running Windows XP - The US Navy has agreed to pay Microsoft at least $9m to help secure computers running Windows XP as it did not replaced the aged OS before support ended. The deal will see Microsoft provide critical hotfixes and software patches for Windows XP, Office 2003, Exchange 2003 and Server 2003 for a maximum of three years. The navy runs a number of "legacy applications" that require Windows XP, which it is in the process of replacing
  • Windows 10 Drops Reliance on Microsoft Account - When preparing Insiders for the upcoming changes to Windows 10 after July 29, Gabe Aul expressly highlighted how Windows 10 would handle accounts differently. On the Windows Dev blog, Gabe explained how Windows 10 would loosen the restrictions on the use of Microsoft Accounts (MSA). For any casual Windows users still wondering how the new changes will affect them specifically, Windows journalist Paul Thurrott has published a piece on his blog, tackling the shifty concept of loosened account settings in Windows 10.
  • Apple iPhone 6S already in production, will integrate Force Touch - According to Bloomberg's anonymous source, the iPhone 6S is already being manufactured by Apple's suppliers in Asia and production is expected to step into high gear in July. Force Touch technology will be present across the screen of the upcoming iPhone, which will offer the same 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch displays as the current iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, respectively.
  • How to Jailbreak iOS 8.3, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.1.3 with TaiG 2.0 - The TaiG team has released a new version of their popular jailbreak tool for Windows to jailbreak iOS 8.3 - iOS 8.1.3
  • Best way to use the Apple Watch - People have been struggling to find a good use for the Apple Watch, and Eirik Solheim finally figured it out. Sort of.
  • T-Mobile's GoSmart Mobile Debuts $30 Facebook Plan - GoSmart Mobile, a prepaid business operated by T-Mobile, introduced a new entry-level plan today that offers unlimited LTE access to Facebook. The plan costs $30 per month and also includes unlimited talk and text and up to 1GB of 3G data. Subscribers to the plan have unlimited tethering, though once they exceed their 1GB limit tethering speeds will be reduced to 2G. The no-contract plan includes all taxes and fees and will be available beginning June 28. GoSmart offers several other plans ranging from $25 to $45 per month.
  • Twitter to Make It Easier to Read About Places and Things - Twitter is testing new ways to surface content about locations and products that might interest users. First, it is experimenting with a feature called Place and Product pages. Twitter says these pages will feature images and video about places or products, including descriptions, web links, and purchasing options. The social network said it will display these details above tweets pertaining to that particular place or product. In addition to Product and Place pages, Twitter is testing other ways for users to connect with brands. It is letting a select bunch of "influencers" create collections of products and places they like and then share those collections with the broader public. The collections, mostly from celebrities, retailers, TV channels, and news organizations, can be accessed from the Twitter profile of whatever entity created the collection. Twitter is starting with a limited number of place and product pages and celebrity collections and will expand over time based on their success. Twitter said these changes will reach Twitter.com and the Android and iOS apps (via update) soon.
  • Meet The Inventor of the First Ever Cell Phone - Motherboard spends a day with Martin Cooper, the father of the first ever portable, handheld cell phone.
  • NASA Explains Why June 30 Will Get Extra Second - The day will officially be a bit longer than usual on Tuesday, June 30, 2015, because an extra second, or "leap" second, will be added. "Earth's rotation is gradually slowing down a bit, so leap seconds are a way to account for that," said Daniel MacMillan of NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland.
  • HoloLens Is Headed To The International Space Station - Microsoft's HoloLens is on its way to the International Space Station. While most of us would be content just staring out a window on the ISS, apparently astronauts do work and stuff up there that could benefit from using the HoloLens.
  • Samsung testing "safety truck" that lets you see what the driver - Dubbed the "Safety Truck," this large vehicle is equipped with a front view camera that records what the situation of the road is in front of the truck. This is then broadcasted to four hung television monitors which can be found at the back of the semi-trailer truck. What can be seen on the camera is reportedly the same view that the driver of the truck sees.
  • World's First Commercial Jetpack Set For 2016 Launch  - The Martin Jetpack is a significant breakthrough in first responder solutions. Check out this video to see how the Martin Aircraft Company is working with the first responder community to solve problems and save lives.
  • How to Get Rid of Bad Breath Once and For All - Learn the most effective ways to combat bad breath-and why it happens. Lifehacker presents Problem Solved! A new series that helps you be a better you.
  • Jeremy Clarkson confirms deal with Netflix -Clarkson, Hammond, and May are back. Jeremy Clarkson has confirmed to the Sunday Times that he will return to TV with a new car show. Joining the bombastic Brit on the new show will be his former "Top Gear" co-hosts Richard Hammond and James May. Although the publication reports that an announcement is expected in a matter of weeks, the exact network on which the show will air has yet to be confirmed,hHowever, sources told the Daily Mirror's Nigel Pauley that the ex-"Top Gear" trio— along with former showrunner Andy Wilman — are "very close" to a deal with Netflix.
  • NBC Has Canceled 'Hannibal' - Currently in its third season on NBC, the critically praised, little-watched Hannibal has been canceled
  • Honest Trailers - Terminator 2: Judgment Day - One of the best movie sequels ever made!
  • Legend Official TRAILER #2 (2015) Tom Hardy Gangster Movie - Universal will release Helgeland's Legend in US theaters starting October 2nd in the fall.
  • Northmen - A Viking Saga - Official Trailer - Release Date: July 31st, 2015
  • The Green Inferno Trailer - New official trailer for The Green Inferno. In theaters September 25th.
  • MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE - ROGUE NATION - Official Final Trailer - This time...the mission is truly....impossible. But not for Tom Cruise, of course!
  • First Trailer for 'Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension' - Paramount Pictures will debut Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension in theaters starting October 23rd this fall.
  • Ant-Man - TV Spots and B-Roll Footage - Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, con-man Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.
  • A New 'Attack On Titan' Trailer Provides Gruesome Titan Fights - Quick heads up, you'll have to go into the subtitles and translate them to English, and they won't be perfect. But just enjoy the titans bashing stuff up.
  • Miguel Rivera - Beat It (Michael Jackson) - Solo guitar - Beat it by Michael Jackson, arranged and performed by Miguel Rivera
  • Stop-Motion Karate - This is one of the coolest videos I've seen in a long time. Very well done!
  • Playful Dog Tries To Make Friends With A Tiny Crab - Please little crab! She just wants to play with you!!
  • The Evolution of US Boy Names: Bubbled - Just the video I was looking for!
  • What Happens When You Put a Hummingbird in a Wind Tunnel? - Scientists have used a high-speed camera to film hummingbirds' aerial acrobatics at 1000 frames per second. They can see, frame by frame, how neither wind nor rain stop these tiniest of birds from fueling up.
  • CGI Short Set In The 'Starcraft' Universe - Little kid in a khaki tunic? Desert planet? This is how the early drafts of "Star Wars" probably ended.
  • That's what happens when you park in a handicap spot in Brazil - This is what happens when you park your car in a a handicap spot in Brazil
  • Remove cat before flight - This kitty hitched a ride on this airplane :-o
  • BBC Bat-Crocodile War - What would a nature documentary be like if the animals were armed with our favourite weapons?
  • Hot Girls Throw A BBQ - Lindsey Pelas, Charm Killings, Tamra D - Food? Check! Girls? Check it out!
  • What Happens In The Girls' Bathroom - So is this the reason WHY there's always a huge line for the women's bathroom? ;)
  • The Hottest Weather Girl Ever! - This is by far the hottest weather girl I've ever seen!
  • Nina Agdal - Cover Denmark Magazine (July 2015) - Nina Agdal (born 26 March 1992) is a Danish fashion model.
  • Rachel Barnes Free People Swimwear Collection 2015 - check it out
  • The best pics on the Internet #139 - All pictures are carefully handpicked
Update On PC Version Of Batman: Arkham Knight - briefly
(hx) 07:12 AM EDT - Jun,28 2015 - Post a comment
Rocksteady has released a list of things they are working on in an attempt to get Batman: Arkham Knight to a playable state.

Below is the list of the key areas where we are dedicating our resources to improve the experience for our loyal fans:

  • Support for frame rates above 30FPS in the graphics settings menu

  • Fix for low resolution texture bug

  • Improve overall performance and framerate hitches

  • Add more options to the graphics settings menu

  • Improvements to hard drive streaming and hitches

  • Address full screen rendering bug on gaming laptop

  • Improvements to system memory and VRAM usage

  • NVIDIA SLI bug fixes

  • Enabling AMD Crossfire

  • NVIDIA and AMD updated drivers

While we work on improving performance, we will also continue to make interim patches available to address issues for those still playing the game on PC. The first patch is being released now and the updates include:

  • Fixed a crash that was happening for some users when exiting the game

  • Fixed a bug which disabled rain effects and ambient occlusion. We are actively looking into fixing other bugs to improve this further

  • Corrected an issue that was causing Steam to re-download the game when verifying the integrity of the game cache through the Steam client

  • Fixed a bug that caused the game to crash when turning off Motion Blur in BmSystemSettings.ini. A future patch will enable this in the graphics settings menu

We would like to thank our fans for their patience and invaluable feedback. We will continue to monitor and listen for any additional issues.

Update: Warner Bros. and Rocksteady Studios have released the first patch (v1.1) for the PC version of Batman: Arkham Knight!
 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,27 2015 - all
NVIDIA GeForce 353.38 Hotfix Driver - tech
(hx) 07:56 PM EDT - Jun,27 2015 - Post a comment
NVIDIA has released a hotfix driver for its graphics cards. According to the release notes, this new driver fixes the Chrome Crashes/Freezes/TDRs that various users have reported, as well as the delays when starting or switching apps & games with GSYNC enabled.

This driver, version 353.38, iis a GeForce Hot Fix driver, version 353.38 that addresses the following issues:

  • Chrome Crashes/Freezes/TDRs
  • Delays when starting or switching apps & games with GSYNC enabled

A GeForce driver is an incredibly complex piece of software, with more lines of code than the entire Windows OS. We have an army of software engineers constantly adding features and fixing bugs. These changes are checked into the main driver branches, which are eventually run through a massive QA process and released.

Since we have so many changes being checked in, we usually try to align driver releases with significant game or product releases. This process has served us pretty well over the years but it has one significant weakness. Sometimes a change that is important to many users might end up sitting and waiting until we are able to release the driver.

The GeForce Hotfix driver is our way to trying to get some of these fixes out to you more quickly. These drivers are basically the same as the previous released version, with a small number of additional targeted fixes. The fixes that make it in are based in part on your feedback in the Driver Feedback threads and partly on how realistic it is for us to quickly address them. These fixes (and many more) will be incorporated into the next official driver release, at which time the Hotfix driver will be taken down.

To be sure, these Hotfix drivers are beta, optional and provided as-is. They are run through a much abbreviated QA process. The sole reason they exist is to get fixes out to you more quickly. The safest option is to wait for the next WHQL certified driver. But we know that many of you are willing to try these out.

These HotFix drivers represent a lot of additional work by our engineering teams, I hope they provide value for you. We’ll try it out and see if people like the idea and want us to continue.

Weekend game, movie, hardware deals - briefly
(hx) 06:24 AM EDT - Jun,27 2015 - Post a comment
Here's a selection of this weekend's PC / Blue-ray movies, hardware deals. 
Mad Max Angry Interview - interview
(hx) 06:08 AM EDT - Jun,27 2015 - Post a comment
AngryJoe Interviews for the upcoming Mad Max Video Games form WB Games, will it be like the movie? What can players expect? How hard will it be to find gas? WITNESS MEEE!!!!!

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Hitman Angry Interview - interview
(hx) 05:16 AM EDT - Jun,27 2015 - Post a comment
AngryJoe Interviews for the upcoming Hitman Reboot! What exactly is it? An evolving game over the next couple of years? How will it work? Find out!

Killing Floor 2 E3 2015 Trailer - movie
(hx) 05:12 AM EDT - Jun,27 2015 - Post a comment
KILLING FLOOR 2 is developed and published by Tripwire Interactive for the PC and is available now on Steam Early Access.

During their appearance at last week's inaugural PC Gaming Show at E3, Tripwire Interactive proudly announced that new updates are on the way for their co-op sci-fi horror FPS game, KILLING FLOOR 2 which is available now on Steam Early Access. The Tripwire team has been hard at work creating fresh new content and continuously fine-tuning KILLING FLOOR 2 with the support of vast community feedback. Footage of recently made user-maps hand-selected from the modding community using the game' SDK tools are also featured in this all-new trailer as a token of Tripwire's appreciation for their continued commitment and creativity.

There is no shortage of Zeds in sight, as fans and players can expect plenty of regular updates to come in the near future, including the free Incinerate 'N Detonate content pack which will add 50% more content to game than the initial Early Access launch. KILLING FLOOR 2 players can also be rest-assured that their stats from Early Access will not be reset. More news on these updates, including the Incinerate 'N Detonate content pack, will be made in the near future.

Tripwire also gave fans a first look at some brand new cutting-edge gore technology, powered by NVIDIA’s PhysX Flex, which will soon be integrated into KILLING FLOOR 2. This new tech will showcase even more hyper-realistic physics effects, allowing advanced fluidity and interaction between all of the moving parts (and yes, this includes organs and intestines).
ULTIMA Series - A Look Back + Memories - briefly
(hx) 05:09 AM EDT - Jun,27 2015 - Post a comment / read (3)
The ULTIMA series consisted of 9 main games released from 1981 to 1999 and was an extremely influential Computer RPG series that is still remembered fondly today.

 Gameguru Mania News - Jun,26 2015 - all

The Division - Deep Inside the Dark Zone - movie
(hx) 06:19 PM EDT - Jun,26 2015 - Post a comment
UbiBlog has posted a new trailer for The Division, Ubisoft's upcoming Tom Clancy shooter. The trailer includes gameplay footage and a developer interview. The Division is coming to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC on March 8, and you can guarantee access to its beta by pre-ordering.

Angela Bassett in Rainbow Six Siege - interview
(hx) 06:15 PM EDT - Jun,26 2015 - Post a comment
UbiBlog has posted a new trailer talking with Angela Barrett about her role as Six in Rainbow Six Siege, the next installment in the specops series. The clip alternates between the live interview with the actress and gameplay footage, some of which features her character, making for a nice trip through the uncanny valley.

BATTLEBORN - E3 Gameplay Demo - preview
(hx) 05:23 PM EDT - Jun,26 2015 - Post a comment
Gearbox Software has released the E3 2015 demo of its team-based online shooter, Battleborn.

Battleborn will releases this winter on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
The Mors Demo / Short Gameplay - Scary :D - preview
(hx) 05:04 PM EDT - Jun,26 2015 - Post a comment
A short gameplay of the upcoming game The Mors on Steam.
There is not much you can say about this game since I played the demo and the game isn't released yet. The good thing is that the game is scary, has good intense music, specially on the scary parts. For this kind of game, the gameplay is O.K.

You have to work your way out of this old haunted mine, collecting letters, maps, matches to light candles while you lurking around, because its pitch black without light. Also, you can use your no-service cell phone light, this game keeps you busy.

Another interesting thing is that, the gameplay changes every time you play.
Why Fallout 4 Doesn't Have Multiplayer - briefly
(hx) 05:00 PM EDT - Jun,26 2015 - Post a comment / read (2)
Fallout is one of those series where people never begged for multiplayer. It was more like "Wouldn't it be cool if Fallout had multiplayer?" Well, game director Todd Howard for the upcoming Fallout 4 was thinking the exact same thing, but came away convinced multiplayer wasn't right for the experience.
"Believe it or not, every time we do a game we design a multiplayer mode just to see what we would do," Fallout 4 director Todd Howard told Mashable at E3 2015.

Howard and his team sit down and figure out what multiplayer might look like for the game they're working on. Pre-production is the best time to do that. Before anyone starts to do serious coding or content creation, concepts and mechanics are written down on paper and discussed. Multiplayer is always in the conversation at Bethesda.

"Then we go, 'Yup, we shouldn't do that. That's an awesome idea that is way too distracting from the main thing we want to do, which is single player,'" Howard said matter-of-factly. "I could see ways it would work, but development-wise, they're very different experiences."
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