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TechNews - Graphics cards with 8GB of RAM - tech
(hx) 09:17 AM EDT - Nov,01 2014 - Post a comment
There is not really much to say about the 8GB model, as MSI R9 290X GAMING 8GB looks exactly the same as 4GB model. The only way to determine whether you are looking at 4GB or 8GB model is the packaging, where it clearly states the size of the frame buffer. Both variants are equipped with the backplate, so even if 8GB model had dual-sided memory, you wouldn't even notice. However since MSI R9 290X 4GB GAMING doesn't really have any space left on the back of the PCB (high-res picture here), it is safe to assume 8GB models will simply feature higher capacity modules.
  • Get ready for more graphics cards with 8GB of RAM - Cards with twice as much memory are reportedly on the way, though. According to Sweclockers, AMD will answer the GeForce GTX 980 with an 8GB version of the Radeon R9 290X. That variant is due on November 6, the site says, putting it less than a week away.
  • Synology DS415+ Review: DSM on Intel Rangeley - Synology recently launched the DS415+, their first Intel Rangeley-based NAS. This 4-bay NAS, targeted towards SMBs and SOHOs, finally brings about hardware accelerated encryption
  • Xbox 360 And Xbox One Built Into A Laptop Unit - Console modder Edward Zarick has revealed his latest creation, and it does not disappoint. The "Xbook Duo" is a laptop that combines an Xbox 360 and Xbox One in one package, solving the problem of backwards compatibility, Zarick says. The Xbook Duo, which unfortunately is only a prototype and is not for sale, can play either Xbox 360 or Xbox One games with the flip of a switch.
  • Microsoft has released a new Outlook for Mac - Microsoft has announced a new version of Outlook for OS X users and if you subscribe to Office 365, you can download the updated email client today. Also, the company has said that a public beta of Office for Mac will arrive in the first half of 2015. This is the first large release of a new Outlook client for OS X in some time. The last major update was the Office 2011 release and this update brings with it many new features and improvements.
  • Watch Microsoft's Band in action -  The device, called the 'Band,' has a bunch of fairly unique sensors and can also show you alerts from your PC/smartphone on its screen. Along with the announcement, Microsoft has released the first video of the device that can be viewed above. You can see how the device integrates into your life as a fitness tracker but also has extra functionality to make it useful for when you are not running too.
  • Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud To Be Gay' - Apple CEO Tim Cook publicly confirmed he is gay in an opinion piece published Thursday, making him the highest-profile chief executive to come out.
  • Jailbreak iOS 8 And iOS 8.1 With Pangu On iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, iPad - Team Pangu has released a tool allows you to jailbreak iOS 8 to iOS 8.1 untethered on iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5s, 5c, 5, 4s, all iPads, and iPod touch 5.
  • iPhone 6 Plus Bending Prank - The video is in German (subtitles are there), and it seems to be kinda fun hearing someone swearing in the language. How would you have reacted if someone bend your iPhone right in front of you? :D
  • Samsung Galaxy A3 and Galaxy A5 officially announced - After indulging in metal frames on the Galaxy Alpha and Galaxy Note 4, the Korean manufacturer has decided to go all in. Both the A3 and A5 have an all metal unibody exterior - that means the backs on the devices are non-removable, which, along with the metal unibodies, are a first for an Android device from Samsung. The A3 and A5 are also the slimmest Samsung phones after the Galaxy Alpha. The A3 measures in at 6.9mm thin, while the A5 is even thinner at 6.7mm. In terms of hardware, there's not a lot to be impressed about. The Galaxy A3 and A5 feature 4.5-inch qHD and 5-inch HD Super AMOLED displays, a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, 1/2GB of RAM, 13/8-megapixel cameras, 16GB of expandable internal storage, LTE connectivity, and 1,900/2,300 mAh batteries. Both devices run on Android 4.4.4 KitKat, with an option to choose between four different themes, another feature that we haven't seen on any Samsung-made Android phone before.
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs Knife - As you will see in the clip, the Note 4's screen is highly sensitive. Even with a knife you can fully operate the device and the capacitive button is also working when the knife touches it. From the looks of things, the Note 4's display is more sensitive than that on the Xperia Z3. And thanks to the Gorilla Glass 3 protection, the screen on the Samsung device is not damaged after the blade attack.
  • Google Opens Nexus 6 Preorders, But Phone Already Backordered - Google has began accepting preorders for the Nexus 6 smartphone via the Google Play Store. However, Google almost immediately sold through its initial supply of the phone. Google says it is "out of inventory" and interested consumers should "check back soon." The phone, made by Motorola, comes in indigo blue or white, and either 32GB or 64GB variants. None of the four models is available. Google didn't say when it will replenish its inventory. Google only offers the unlocked model, which starts at $649. The phone will be sold by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, U.S. Cellular, and Verizon Wireless in the weeks ahead. The carriers will offer the phone with contract and monthly installment pricing.
  • It's official: Google Glass is banned in movie theaters - Wearing Google Glass at the movies never was cool to begin with, and now it's official: You can't use the smart eyewear inside theaters. The Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners on Wednesday said they were officially banning the use of Glass and other wearable recording devices in the cinema as part of an updated "anti-theft policy." The MPAA has said the movie industry loses billions of dollars a year due to piracy.
  • Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo Crashes - CNN: Officials: 1 pilot dead, 1 injured in SpaceShipTwo test-flight failure + video
  • AT&T Adds More Data to Mid-Range Plans - AT&T today tweaked its Mobile Share Value plans and added data to two of the options. Specifically, the $40 plan improves the data allowance from 2GB to 3GB, and the $70 plan improves the data allowance from 4GB to 6GB. All other plans/costs remain unchanged. The Mobile Share Value plans have a per-line access charge of $25 per month for AT&T Next subscribers or $40 per month for contract customers. The data packages are in addition to the per-line fees. AT&T also offers 300MB for $20 and 1GB for $25. All the plans include unlimited talk and text. Tablets still carry a $10 monthly access charge. The new plans will be available to new and existing customers from November 2 through November 15. Customers who need more data to share can take advantage of AT&T's Double the Data offer on its Mobile Share Value plans (15GB to 50GB), which now runs to November 15.
  • FTC Sues AT&T Over Throttling Practices - The U.S. Federal Trade Commission today filed a lawsuit against AT&T alleging the company has deceived consumers by throttling the speeds of subscribers to its unlimited plan. AT&T has throttled wireless speeds since 2011, but the FTC says it hasn't properly informed customers about the parameters that trigger it. According to the FTC, AT&T has slowed down broadband speeds of 3.5 million subscribers a total of 25 million times.
  • Sprint Lights Up 17 More Spark Markets - Sprint has launched its Spark service in 17 new markets scattered around the country. Spark uses three different spectrum bands to ensure the best possible LTE connection and speed. The new markets include Sacramento, Calif.; Denver, Colo.; Bay City, Flint, Midland, and Saginaw, Mich.; Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn.; Henderson, N.C.; Cleveland, Columbus, Mount Vernon, New Philadelphia, Tiffin, and Youngstown, Ohio; Ogden, Utah; Seattle, Wash.; and Sheboygan, Wisc. Sprint says Spark is available in 46 markets and will meet its goal of covering 100 million POPs by the end of the year. Sprint sells 38 devices that are compatible with Spark.
  • Samsung Gear S Goes On Sale Nov. 7 - Samsung and its carrier partners announced availability and pricing details for the Gear S smartwatch today. AT&T and Sprint will offer the device starting November 7, but T-Mobile won't sell it until November 9. Pricing for the wearable varies by carrier. The full retail price is $350. AT&T is offering it for $200 with a two-year contract and $10 monthly service charge. Sprint says customers can get the Gear S with $0 down followed by 24 monthly payments of $16. Sprint's Gear S plan also costs $10 per month. T-Mobile is selling the Gear S for $0 down followed by payments of $14.58 for 24 months. T-Mobile's Gear S service plan costs $5 per month. Verizon has yet to announce its pricing and service plan details. The Gear S requires a service plan because it can access 3G networks and make voice calls independent of a smartphone. The Gear S is based on Samsung's Tizen platform and features a 2-inch, curved Super AMOLED display with 360 x 480 pixels. In addition to 3G, the Gear S includes Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. Samsung says it can transition between cellular and Bluetooth connections seamlessly. It includes Samsung's S Voice service for voice commands, and has an on-screen keyboard for composing messages. Other features include Samsung's S Health and fitness apps, music player and gallery apps, and the ability to receive notifications from a variety of services. The Gear S is powered by a dual-core 1.0GHz processor with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. It has a 300mAh battery, which Samsung claims provides for two days of usage per charge.
  • Youtube supporting 60fps uploads starting today (chrome only) - Google's YouTube announced that it's adding two new features that will especially benefit people who enjoy watching gameplays and those who stream games live. Most excitingly, the site is rolling out 60 frames per second video playback. You need Google Chrome to watch YouTube videos at 60FPS, and you need to watch them in HD!
  • Ever seen $10,000 in cache ;-) - Of course, this post is a pun. It plays on the phonetic similarity between the words cash and cache.
  • How Laser Tattoo Removal Works - If you're looking to remove an ex's name from your bicep, you're going to need someone with a laser. But why does that take ink out of your skin? Let's find out.
  • Guide to the Races of Star Wars - Step into GeorgeLucasFan1's Millionaire Falcon as he goes through all the various races found in the "Star Worms" universe, from "A New Home" to "Attack of The Clothes." Soon you'll be just as knowledgeable as Lurk Skywalter himself!
  • Homestar Runner's Halloween Video Is A Murder Mystery - Well, that's certainly one way to pronounce the word "murder."
  • GoPro Video Shows A Lioness' Hunt - The video shows an African lioness finding, stalking, and killing a waterbuck from her perspective. And explaining everything to you in the clip will be Kevin Richardson, a conservationist who is a good friend of the lioness. He can be seen approaching her with his own GoPro while she's choking the buck.
  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 Official Final Trailer - Katniss Everdeen reluctantly becomes the symbol of a mass rebellion against the autocratic Capitol.
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron - Extended Trailer - When Tony Stark jumpstarts a dormant peacekeeping program, things go awry and Earth's Mightiest Heroes, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Incredible Hulk, Black Widow and Hawkeye, are put to the ultimate test as they battle to save the planet from destruction at the hands of the villainous Ultron. In Cinemas April 2015
  • Ex Machina - Official Teaser Trailer - To erase the line between man and machine is to obscure the line between men and gods. In theaters April 10, 2015.
  • South Park's view on the Taxi vs Uber situation - Great South Park clip that deals indirectly with the emergence of Uber and public choice economics.
  • Unmanned US rocket Antares explodes during launch - NASA's unmanned Antares rocket exploded unexpectedly Tuesday seconds after it took off in an attempt to deliver cargo to the International Space Station (ISS).
  • Brake Failure At 154mph - Driver Tim Bell experienced a high-speed brake failure during the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and slammed into a barrier. Luckily, all the safety equipment worked optimally and he was unharmed.
  • 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman - A woman walking silently around Manhattan experienced 100+ instances of verbal street harassment within 10 hours.
  • Nina Agdal Smoking Hot & Spicy Shoot In Bikini & Lingerie For Leonisa Collection 2014 - She's a sweetie
  • The best pics on the Internet #102 - All pictures are carefully handpicked!
Dragon Age: Inquisition Has Gone Gold - gold
(hx) 06:21 AM EDT - Nov,01 2014 - Post a comment
BioWare has announced that Dragon Age: Inquisition has Gone Gold and will launch on November 18th for current and last-generation platforms.
From Mark Darrah, Dragon Age Executive Producer:

I'm excited to announce that Dragon Age: Inquisition has gone gold on all platforms! This milestone is a testament to the hard work of the developers (and their families!) who put so much into this game, and took on every challenge that was put before them. That we've made it this far is also an acknowledgment of tremendous support and patience from our fans: you've been an inspiration to us since the beginning.

We started working on this game in earnest more than four years ago, before we'd even finished Dragon Age II. Back then, our goal was simple: do whatever we had to in order to tell the biggest story we'd ever told in the Dragon Age universe. Achieving that meant leaving no stone unturned from adopting a new engine in Frostbite 3, to reimagining combat so it could blend tactics and action better than ever. It meant bringing back playable races in addition to gender choice, to work in conjunction with the biggest and deepest character creator we've ever built. It meant building a beautiful and detailed online platform to ensure your decisions from the previous games carried over. But most importantly, it meant crafting a story that put you in the role of a leader, with the biggest supporting cast we've ever had, made up of both new and returning characters.

These are characters who can challenge you, support you, fall in love with you, and maybe even betray you over the course of hundreds of hours of playing. Perhaps you'll do the same with them. Looking over the vastness of the game we've finished, it really is the Dragon Age experience we've always wanted to make for you.

The biggest story of the year is yours to play, very, very soon. Thank you.
Alone in the Dark: Illumination First Trailer - movie
(hx) 06:07 AM EDT - Nov,01 2014 - Post a comment
Yesterday, Alone in the Dark: Illumination went up for pre-order on Steam. Today, Atari is finally showing video of the game. The game features four-player cooperative action, in which light plays a vital role in surviving the enemy onslaught. You and your team will progress through a multi-stage encounter with a final fight against an elder god. And, because you can't really kill a god, you'll need to trap it or escape. The title plays out in third person, with a tight camera similar to recent Resident Evil titles and The Evil Within. Another significant difference from Left 4 Dead is that the four classes (hunter, witch, priest, and engineer) all have their own abilities and weapons and are connected to characters from the original Alone in the Dark titles.

 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,31 2014 - all
Resident Evil 2 Reborn (Alpha) - Debut Trailer - movie
(hx) 04:57 PM EDT - Oct,31 2014 - Post a comment
The alpha version of Resident Evil 2 Reborn - a fan-made game based on the second part of Capcom's series that is powered by Unity 3D - will be released today, and in order to celebrate it the dev team behind it has released a new trailer that can be viewed below.

The Fantastic Tracks of Toybox Turbos - movie
(hx) 04:34 PM EDT - Oct,31 2014 - Post a comment
Codemasters has released a new video for the nostalgia-tickling spiritual successor to Micro Machines, Toybox Turbos. Toybox Turbos features 18 circuits, 35 vehicles and six game modes, as well as four-player local and online multiplayer. It's out soon on PC and Xbox 360 for £11.99.

The Crew - PC Requirements - briefly
(hx) 04:30 PM EDT - Oct,31 2014 - Post a comment
Ubisoft has just revealed the PC system requirements for The Crew:
MINIMUM
Supported OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8/8.1 (64bit)
Processor: Intel Core2 Quad Q9300 @ 2.5 GHz or AMD Athlon II X4 620 @ 2.6 GHz (or better)
RAM: 4GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX260 or AMD Radeon HD4870 (512MB VRAM with Shader Model 4.0 or higher)

RECOMMENDED
Supported OS: Windows 8/8.1 (64bit)
Processor: Intel Core i5-750 @ 2.66 GHz or AMD Phenom II X4 940 @ 3.0 GHz (or better)
RAM: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX580 or AMD Radeon 6870 (1024MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or higher)

OPTIMAL
Supported OS: Windows 8/8.1 (64bit)
Processor: Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4 GHz or AMD FX-8150 @ 3.6 GHz (or better)
RAM: 8GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX670 or AMD Radeon 7870 (2048MB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or higher
Natural Selection 2: Combat Now Available On Steam - briefly
(hx) 04:26 PM EDT - Oct,31 2014 - Post a comment
Unknown Worlds has released the launch trailer for Natural Selection 2: Combat. The game is now available on Steam, and is priced at 14,99€.

Elite: Dangerous Beta Closes On Nov 22nd - briefly
(hx) 04:22 PM EDT - Oct,31 2014 - Post a comment
Frontier has announced today that it will announce the release date of Elite: Dangerous in the next week. In addition, the company revealed that the beta phase of the game will end on November 22nd.

Final Fantasy XV - New Videos - movie
(hx) 01:58 PM EDT - Oct,31 2014 - Post a comment
During a conference at Paris Games Week, Final Fantasy XV Director Hajime Tabata showcased a new tech demo - as well as two videos focusing on the game's world - of this highly anticipated new Final Fantasy game.





Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 Video - movie
(hx) 01:53 PM EDT - Oct,31 2014 - Post a comment
The following video will give you more details about myClub (a brand new mode that overhauls Masterleague online), Live Updates, the revamped Master League mode, and more. Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 releases this November. Contrary to FIFA 15, the PC version of PES 2015 will be current-gen and old-gen hybrid.

Project Pi Pre-Alpha Prototype Teaser - movie
(hx) 01:51 PM EDT - Oct,31 2014 - Post a comment
The codename of this game is Project Pi, is powered by Unreal Engine 3, and will be a Co-op, Non-Linear, Hybrid FPS that marries tower defense and FPS elements together.

Battlecry Gets Gameplay Teaser Trailer - briefly
(hx) 10:38 AM EDT - Oct,31 2014 - Post a comment
Bethesda has released a gameplay teaser trailer for Battlecry, an upcoming online team action combat game that combines visceral brutality and competitive multiplayer action.

Prey 2 Has Been Officially Cancelled - briefly
(hx) 10:35 AM EDT - Oct,31 2014 - Post a comment / read (4)
During this year's PAX Australia, Bethesda's vice president Pete Hines told CNET that Prey 2 has been officially cancelled. Yeap, Prey 2 is no more, despite some earlier rumors suggesting Arkane Studios picking up development.
It wasn't up to our quality standard and we decided to cancel it. It's no longer in development. That wasn't an easy decision, but it's one that won't surprise many folks given that we hadn't been talking about it.

Human Head Studios is no longer working on. It's a franchise we still believe we can do something with - we just need to see what that something is.
The Evil Within Demo - demo
(hx) 05:52 AM EDT - Oct,31 2014 - Post a comment
There is a three chapter demo for The Evil Within on Steam today. If you like the game enough to buy it, you get to keep all the progress you made in the demo.
Starting October 30th, you'll be able to enjoy the first three chapters for free. If you choose to purchase the game after the first three chapters, you'll be able to continue your save progress, and as an added bonus, we'll throw more evil your way with a free copy of Call of Cthulhu. Finally, and for a limited time only, we are offering 50% off The Evil Within's Season Pass!
 Gameguru Mania News - Oct,30 2014 - all

Far Cry 4 goes gold with multiplayer trailer - gold
(hx) 07:37 PM EDT - Oct,30 2014 - Post a comment / read (2)
Ubisoft Toronto is officially ready to usher in the next chapter of the Far Cry series. The studio announced on Twitter that Far Cry 4 has gone gold, meaning it will indeed make its November 18 release date on time. To celebrate, there's a new trailer revealing more about the game's PvP multiplayer.
Far Cry 4's PvP consists of:

-5v5 round-based matches.
-Asymmetrical gameplay where the players take on each faction. The team with the best overall performance on both wins the match.
-20 minutes average match length.
-10 maps at launch.
-3 modes; Outpost the Golden Path works to establish an outpost in the region while the Rakshasa has to get rid of them and secure the outpost for Pagan Min, Propaganda the Golden Path has to destroy three Pagan Min installations while the Rakshasa protects them, Demon Mask both sides have to find the mask and return it to their home base.
This War of Mine - Gameplay Trailer - movie
(hx) 07:21 PM EDT - Oct,30 2014 - Post a comment
This War of Mine will be released on November 14th, 2014 on Steam and Games Republic.

Bizarre Eastern EU Recruitment Caught on Camera - preview
(hx) 07:19 PM EDT - Oct,30 2014 - Post a comment
When you want to create the most realistic zombie game in the history, you need to resort to unconventional measures. Meet Steve, a prominent member of the Dying Light dev team.

CoD: Advanced Warfare Live Action Trailer - movie
(hx) 06:49 PM EDT - Oct,30 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
The "Discover Your Power" ad, which features a cameo by model Emily Ratajkowski, brings the futuristic setting of "Advanced Warfare" to life, with Kitsch as a soldier guiding the viewer who has a first-person view of the manic military action taking place all around them. Activision, Berg and ad shop 72 and Sunny were careful to make sure everything seen on screen depicts what actually happens in the game, while promoting the intensity of the action and overall swagger of its characters.

Special Early Access Day Zero Edition available to fans worldwide November 3.
The Vanishing of Ethan Carter - A Month Later - briefly
(hx) 06:43 PM EDT - Oct,30 2014 - Post a comment / read (1)
According to the company, 60K copies of the game have been sold this far with 77% of them coming directly from Steam. The rest 23% consists of sales from GOG, retail and other digital platforms, thus proving how big Valve's platform has become.

Valkyria Chronicles Coming to PC - briefly
(hx) 06:40 PM EDT - Oct,30 2014 - Post a comment
SEGA has revealed its strategy RPG, Vlkyria Chronicles, is coming to PC.
In the words of series' favorite, Aika Thompson, "we're just getting warmed up!" If you saw the news on twitter on Monday night, which saw Valkyria Chronicles trending worldwide, you'll know that some eagle-eyed reporters spotted Valkyria Chronicles listed for PC on PEGI's website. Well, we were going to tell you all about it tomorrow, but we have all the details for pre-ordering and content available at launch right here, right now.

In Valkyria Chronicles, for those who don't know, players embark on an epic adventure through beautiful environments and battle legions of troops to save the small country of Gallia from total destruction. Valkyria Chronicles is set in a fictitious continent reminiscent of 1930s Europe on the verge of a great war. The game follows Welkin and his fellow soldiers of the Federation's 7th Platoon that are fighting against the Empire, who is intent on unifying the continent under its power. The emergence of the "Valkyria"- an ancient race with special powers thought to exist only in legends, turns the tide of the war and the Federation's ability to win and a hope for a better future hangs in the balance.

This Strategy RPG was a critical success, garnering a whopping 86% on Metacritic and even earned a Guinness World Record in 2010 for being the best Strategy RPG on PS3. Valkyria Chronicles will launch for Windows PC via Digital Download on November 11, 2014 and will come bundled with all the DLC that was available for the original PlayStation 3 game including:

    Hard EX Mode (harder versions of skirmish missions in the main game)
    Edy's Mission "Enter the Edy Detachment" (a side story campaign)
    Selveria's Mission "Behind Her Blue Flame" (a side story campaign)
    Challenge of the Edy Detachment (six challenge missions)

So you can pre-order now and pick up this award winning, critically acclaimed strategy RPG that's so good it announced itself, for 14.99/19.99/$19.99 from selected digital retail partners. 
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