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 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,26 2016 - all 
Headlander on PS4 and PC Released - briefly
(hx) 07:34 PM EDT - Jul,26 2016 - Post a comment
Adult Swim Games and Double Fine have announced the release of Headlander on PlayStation 4 and Windows PC​.

 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,25 2016 - all
Halo Wars 2 - New trailer - movie
(hx) 07:59 PM EDT - Jul,25 2016 - Post a comment
Microsoft has released a new trailer for Halo Wars 2 that focuses on the game’s story and characters. Halo Wars 2 is being developed by 343 Industries and The Creative Assembly and is coming to Windows 10 this February

Quake Champions Developer Interview - interview
(hx) 07:57 PM EDT - Jul,25 2016 - Post a comment / read (2)
After a rousing reveal at E3 2016, Quake Champions has ignited interest amongst Quake aficionados and newcomers alike. But what exactly is Quake Champions? We chat with id Software’s Studio Director Tim Willits to get the lowdown straight from the source. Willits tells us how Quake Champions not only captures the spirit of the original games but also brings the storied shooter into the modern era with the addition of Champions. Along with new insights into each of the four revealed Champions – Ranger, Visor, Nyx and Scalebearer – Willits also shares his personal favorite of the bunch.

Xbox One 500GB consoles are priced at just $249 - console
(hx) 12:55 AM EDT - Jul,25 2016 - Post a comment / read (3)
Microsoft has just announced that all Xbox One 500GB consoles are priced at just $249 in the U.S. The discount is available for a "limited time". This move is likely due to Microsoft wanting to clear the inventory of all the older 500GB Xbox One consoles before the upcoming smaller Xbox One S launches. The 2TB version of the Xbox One S is scheduled to launch in early August for $399, but the launch dates for the $299 500GB version and the $349 1TB version have not been revealed.
Treat yourself to a great deal this summer! Xbox One 500GB consoles are now only $249 while supplies last.

This means any 500GB Xbox One console is $249, including the Gears of War: Ultimate Edition bundle, the Special Edition Quantum Break bundle with white console, and the Name your Game bundle, which allows you to choose a full game download of one of four blockbuster titles: Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, or Rare Replay.

With blockbusters like Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, ReCore, and Madden NFL 17 on the way, a growing number of Xbox 360 classics playable on Xbox One, and Xbox Live, the most advanced multiplayer network, everything you love about summer is even better with Xbox One.
Star Citizen version 2.7 screenshots - briefly
(hx) 12:49 AM EDT - Jul,25 2016 - Post a comment
PCGames magazine revealed some new screenshots and details about the upcoming 2.7 version of Star Citizen.
2.6 will launch Star Marine as separate module just like Arena Commander, this was also played by staff of PC Games and they are saying it’s much more polished on the FPS side and feels a lot better than current rudimentary FPS in the PTU. – Interesting side-note: they talked about map->s.

2.7 will bring procedural planets and you will be able to travel the whole stanton system and all planets and moons can be directly approached down to the surface.

They say the new lighting system as part of the procedural planets build looks much more natural.
They say that approaching the planet looks and technically feels better than with Elite Dangerous.
You can land anywhere manually, automatic landing gets you to fixed positions i.e. landing zones.
Microtech and Hurston come in follow-up patches after 2.7
They aim to have Stanton fully playable i.e. with all stations and landing zones (according to CR about 40 locations) by end of 2016
There will be more jobs and missions as well.
Trading will be in by then
Chris describing that missions accepted up in space stations could lead you eventually down to planet surfaces, not clear if this is going to be in with 2.7 but seemingly something SQ42 will benefit from.
Planets and moons are revolving around suns, with naturally simulated day and night cycles.
When flying over the ocean they were noticing that the horizon had a correctly simulated curve.
Trees and Animals seemingly are planned (edit: doesn’t seem to be in with 2.7, sorry) – they have them seemingly setup in pre-made templates they call eco-systems – these can be brushed over the planet surface, some magic blends the transitions to make it look naturally and consistent.
Planetary surface and topograhy details are controlled by a dynamical LOD system.
Some pop-up was visible during the planetary approach but they described it as impressive regardless.
They were also impressed with the cloud system, which wasn’t just a simple texture layer but seemingly is described what I assume would be volumetric, i.e. they have deepth and height and impact visibility, leading to mountain crests piercing through clouds and valleys being covered.
They are writing that there isn’t any artificially restricted view range, visibility is rather a result from the volumetric calculation of the athmosphere.
Parallax-Occlusion maps with dynamic tessellation is used for the surface details.
GTX 980 was used with 100 fps on the planetary surface, so performance seems to be pretty good already, sorry, that was just editor performance – in-game performance was 45fps 🙂
Some stuff about the subsumption-AI saying NPCs might have hobbies and a virtual mind, allowing them to remember the player or be influenced in his opinions by the player. To avoid performance issues, they seemingly control the update cycles for NPC AI based on player proximitiy i.e. update cycles go to 1hz instead of 60hz if no one is around.
Steam's Weekly Top Sellers - briefly
(hx) 12:30 AM EDT - Jul,25 2016 - Post a comment / read (1)
Here are the ten top selling titles on Steam for the week as reported by Valve:
Grand Theft Auto V
RimWorld
EARTH DEFENSE FORCE 4.1 The Shadow of New Despair
No Man's Sky
Dead by Daylight
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
Arma 3 Apex
Starbound
Total War: WARHAMMER - Call of the Beastmen
Total War: WARHAMMER
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,24 2016 - all
Weekend game, movie, hardware deals - briefly
(hx) 11:59 AM EDT - Jul,24 2016 - Post a comment
Here's a selection of this weekend's PC / Blue-ray movies, hardware deals.
TechNews - Seagate unveils a 10TB hard drive - tech
(hx) 06:28 AM EDT - Jul,24 2016 - Post a comment / read (5)
  • Seagate unveils a 10TB hard drive designed for consumers - If you want an enormous drive that can hold an absolute ton of 4K videos, photos, and games, but you don't want to pay well over a thousand dollars, then you'll need a traditional hard disk drive. Step forward, Seagate, with the world's largest consumer hard drive: the 10TB Barracuda Pro. The $534.99 BarraCuda Pro is one of three new 10TB hard drives from Seagate's new Guardian series. The other two, the $469.99 IronWolf and $459.99 SkyHawk, are designed for NAS systems and video surveillance, respectively. The Pro, which is for ''everyday desktop computing and storage,'' spins at 7200 RPM, has a 220MB/s "sustained transfer rate" and comes with 256MB of cache. It also has a 300TB/year workload limit (in 24×7 operation) and a five-year warranty. There are non-Pro versions of the Barracuda available, which are presumably cheaper. These offer a slightly slower 210MB/s transfer rate, a 55TB/year workload limit, and a two-year warranty.
  • Official Unboxing Video Of Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Edition - Samsung is going for gold with its Galaxy S7 Edge Olympic Games Edition handset, a specially themed Galaxy S7 Edge in celebration of the 2016 Olympics in Rio. It's available to purchase today at Best Buy, but if you're stuck at work and want to check out what it looks like, Samsung has released an unboxing video with glimpses of the customized apps and UI.
  • Gorilla Glass 5 Will Survive Drops From Up To 1.6 Meters - Reportedly debuting with the Galaxy Note 7, the newest generation of Gorilla Glass is expected to survive "1.6-meter, shoulder-height drops onto hard, rough surfaces up to 80% of the time." It is probably still no match for beach sand, though.
  • Corning's Gorilla Glass 5 offers improved protection - Corning on Wednesday unveiled Gorilla Glass 5, the latest iteration of its popular cover glass that's said to further address a common concern among consumers: breakage from drops. Citing an 11-country survey, Corning points out that more than 85 percent of smartphone owners have drop their handset at least once a year with 55 percent saying they've done so a minimum of three times over the same period of time.  Indeed, cracked and shattered screens are a common occurrence in today's mobile-driven world. In the earlier days, scratches were just as much of an issue (if not more) although at this point, advancements in cover glass like those offered by Corning have largely eliminated the need for protective screen covers. Damage from drops, however, remains a pain point for the industry. In Corning's internal testing, the company said its Gorilla Glass 5 survived up to 80 percent of the time when dropped face-down from 1.6 meters (between shoulder and waist height for the average person) onto rough surfaces.
  • Skype to Drop Support for Older Windows Phone Versions - Microsoft has said its Skype service will no longer be updated for Windows Phone 7 - 8.1 and older versions of Android and iOS. The company said it wants to "focus on the platforms of the future" which means it "must end support for some devices and operating systems." Skype will continue to support Windows 10 for Mobile, Windows 7, 8, XP, and Vista, Yosemite on Mac, iOS 8, and Android 4.03. Versions of Windows, macOS, iOS, and Android older than those named here will no longer be supported with updates. Skype says its service won't cease immediately on older platforms, but as the company continues to move Skype to the cloud, some features may become broken over time.
  • T-Mobile Gives Away Free Service in Brazil for Olympics - T-Mobile has said its postpaid customers will have access to free mobile data and calling in Brazil for the entire month of August in honor of the 2016 Rio Summer Olympic Games. T-Mobile customers will not have to take any action to enjoy free roaming in Brazil. Those who travel to Brazil will have unlimited high-seed data, unlimited calling to the U.S., and unlimited texting worldwide during their visit. T-Mobile said it is supplying the families of Olympic athletes with free T-Mobile service and a Galaxy S7 Olympic Edition handset through October. AT&T debuted its own roaming plan for Brazil earlier this summer, but it costs $50 to add to an existing service plan. About 100,000 Americans are expected to make the trip to Brazil to watch and participate in the games.
  • Verizon To Disconnect Data Hogs On Unlimited Data Plans - Are you one of those people that believe "unlimited" actually means "unlimited?" Well, if you are, and you are a Verizon customer, you'd better read this article. Apparently Verizon will be completely disconnecting users that consume more than 100GB of data a month unless they switch over to The Verizon Plan by August 31.
  • KickassTorrents shut down after alleged owner arrested in Poland - The most popular torrent site in the world, KickassTorrents, has gone offline today. The alleged owner has been arrested in Poland at the request of the United States governments, and domain names connected to the site have been seized. Artem Vaulin, a 30-year-old Ukranian living in Poland, is the suspected owner of the site and is facing extradition to the United States. He is facing two counts of criminal copyright infringement, one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering, and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal copyright infringement. In a statement on the matter, assistant attorney general Leslie R. Caldwell stated that Vaulin is "charged with running today's most visited illegal file-sharing website, responsible for unlawfully distributing well over $1 billion of copyrighted materials."
  • Deezer Opens Up Service to Everyone In the US - Deezer today made its music-streaming service available to anyone who wants it in the U.S. The service was previously limited to Cricket Wireless customers and those who owned Sonos home stereo equipment. Deezer's offering is similar to Spotify, Apple Music, and Google Music in that it provides access to millions of tracks, radio stations, and podcasts to mobile devices. Songs can be streamed or downloaded for offline playback. Deezer is available to Android, iOS, and Windows devices. The app itself is free to download, but the Premium+ experience requires a $10 monthly fee.
  • Pokemon Go Player Smashes Into Police Car - Here is a video of a distracted driver who struck one of police cars. OMFG.
  • Pokemon GO: Bosnia Players Warned of Minefields - Bosnians playing the hit mobile game Pokemon Go are being warned to avoid straying into areas still sown with landmines from the war in the 1990s. A Bosnian demining charity, Posavina bez mina, issued its warning after hearing reports of Pokemon Go users venturing into risky areas. Players use their smartphones to hunt for cartoon monsters in the real world. At least 600 people have been killed in landmine accidents in Bosnia since the end of the war in 1995. About 120,000 mines remain undiscovered, a Bosnian demining group estimates. As the popularity of Pokemon Go has soared, there have been numerous incidents and accidents involving gamers
  • Opera to Sell Browser Business to Chinese Firms for $600M - Opera Software today scrapped plans to sell its entire business to a consortium of Chinese companies and will instead sell to them its consumer browser business. The original deal, valued at $1.2 billion, would have seen a handful of China-based investment firms take over all of Opera's businesses. The deal was unable to win government approval in Opera's home country of Sweden and had to be scrapped. Opera and the firms in question reworked the deal to sell off Opera's browser business for $600 million. Under the terms of the deal, the consortium will get Opera's mobile browser, including versions co-branded by mobile network operators; Opera's desktop browser, and performance and privacy apps; Opera's technology licensing business; and Opera's 29.09% ownership of a nHorizon. The Chinese investment firms will be allowed to use the Opera brand on these consumer-facing products. Opera Software will hold onto its Opera Mediaworks, Opera Apps & Games, and Opera TV businesses. Opera CEO Lars Boilesen will serve as CEO for both Opera and the divested unit until December 31, after which he will remain with Opera Software. Opera believes this new transaction will be complete by the end of the third quarter.
  • Japan's SoftBank to Buy UK's ARM for $32 Billion - SoftBank today announced plans to buy ARM Holdings for $32 billion. SoftBank runs one of Japan's largest wireless networks and is the parent company of Sprint in the U.S., while ARM designs and licenses the Cortex-branded mobile processors often found in today's smartphones and tablets. SoftBank's board of directors has fully approved the acquisition, which will be made in all cash. ARM's board and shareholders have yet to approve the deal. SoftBank believes its existing business relationships around the world will expand ARM's ability to license its technology in new markets. SoftBank said it will help ARM to continue to innovate in order to push into new categories, such as the Internet of Things, by increasing investment in ARM's research and development. The company believes SoftBank and ARM share a common culture and long-term vision, and can together create a strong combined entity moving forward. SoftBank said it is committed to ARM's U.K. operations, where it will double the number of employees over the next five years. "ARM will be an excellent strategic fit within the SoftBank group as we invest to capture the very significant opportunities provided by the Internet of Things," said SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son. The deal is expected to close by the end of the third quarter.
  • Mercedes-Benz Future Bus - What urban public transport will look like in the future is shown by the semi-automated city bus with CityPilot - it operates even more safely, efficiently and comfortably than conventional buses. Connectivity plus camera and radar systems with data fusion are catapulting the city bus into the future. Mercedes-Benz is showing this spectacular technology on an equally spectacular technology platform, the Mercedes-Benz Future Bus with CityPilot.
  • Your Brain Without Oxygen - It's strange to watch someone suffer from the effects of Hypoxia, even if it is in a controlled environment.
  • Game of Thrones Season 7 Delayed Until Summer 2017 - HBO has announced that the next season of Game of Thrones will air in the summer of 2017, several months later than the normal April debut. The season will also be shortened from 10 hours to 7 hours.
  • New Godzilla Resurgence trailer welcomes back the King of the - Not a huge fan of his look in this movie but it still looks like it will be fun.
  • THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN - Official Trailer - In theaters September 23rd
  • 'Sandstorm' Played On A Bunch Of Floppy Drives - If this doesn't take you back to a simpler time when data storage was exclusively floppy and EDM was exclusively Darude then we probably can't be friends.
  • American Gods Teaser Trailer - The first episode didn't do much for me, but I'm interested in seeing where it goes now.
  • The Vikings Season Four Trailer - Check out the full length trailer from this year's Sand Diego Comic-Con for the return of Season 4 of #Vikings
  • Marvel's The Defenders - SDCC Teaser - Netflix - Marvel's The Defenders will unite Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist, as they face their biggest threat yet.
  • Doctor Strange Official Trailer 2 - See Marvel's Doctor Strange, in theaters November 4, 2016.
  • Kong: Skull Island - Comic-Con Trailer  - Trailer for Kong: Skull Island - coming soon to cinemas - directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and starring Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman and John C. Reilly.
  • King Arthur: Legend of the Sword - Official Comic-Con Trailer - Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure 'King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.' Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur's journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur's father is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur's uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.
  • Suicide Squad - "Puppet Masters" - Worst. Heroes. Ever. See SUICIDE SQUAD in theaters August 5th.
  • Wonder Woman - Comic-Con Trailer - I gotta say that this could be DC's greatest come back!
  • xXx: Return of Xander Cage - Teaser Trailer (2017) - Watch the teaser trailer for xXx: Return of Xander Cage! Coming to theaters January 20, 2017.
  • FAN-O-RAMA - A Futurama Fan Film - The trailer for a 'out of this world' feature quality live action fan film of everyones favorite Sci-Fi Comedy, FUTURAMA!
  • FOR THE LOVE OF SPOCK (2016) Official Theatrical Trailer - Here's the official trailer for Adam Nimoy's documentary For the Love of Spock.
  • Funny Cats: Only In Thailand - Cat riding on the back of a scooter - Should have a helmet! LOL.
  • Why red light cameras are a scam  - Redlight camera tickets aren't just a nuisance to drivers, they also cost cities millions.
  • Russian Driver Prank  - Those crazy Russians know how to have a good time! LOL
  • Crazy Russian Dude Is A Crazy Russian Dude -  Someone needs to go remind them that "safety first" is actually a thing.
  • This is how hot it is in Saudi Arabia - Give that man something to drink!
  • NYC FLOW - NYC FLOW is an exploration of video processing technics introduced by neural-style code.
  • We're The Superhumans - Rio Paralympics 2016 Trailer - A swing band of disabled musicians performs the classic "Yes I Can" by Sammy Davis Jr, as the contestants for the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio pull of moves definitely good enough to be dubbed "superhumans."
  • Hottest Babes on the Internet #86 - Which one is hottest? ;-)
  • The best pics on the Internet #203 - All pictures are carefully handpicked
Total War: Warhammer Call of the Beastmen Trailer - movie
(hx) 05:06 AM EDT - Jul,24 2016 - Post a comment
Today Sega and The Creative Assembly released a new trailer of the upcoming Total War: Warhammer expansion Call of the Beastmen, that will release on Steam on July 28th. The trailer showcases the Stir River battlefield, that will be the stage for one of the expansion's quest battles.

Kingsglaive Final Fantasy XV - Official Trailer - movie
(hx) 03:39 AM EDT - Jul,24 2016 - Post a comment
During a panel at San Diego Comic Con, Square Enix officially announced the dates for the digital and physical releases of the CGI movie Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV. The movie will be available digitally on August 30th and on Blu-Ray and DVD on October 4th, following a limited launch in select North American theaters on August 19th. A Blu-Ray copy of the movie will also be included in the physical limited editions of Final Fantasy XV, releasing on September 30th.

 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,23 2016 - all
For Honor - 26 Minutes of Campaign Gameplay - preview
(hx) 11:12 AM EDT - Jul,23 2016 - Post a comment
The game is set to be released worldwide for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One on February 14, 2017

Ultima Online Revealed Trailer - movie
(hx) 11:09 AM EDT - Jul,23 2016 - Post a comment
Keep it up guys!

Injustice 2 - New trailer released - movie
(hx) 10:59 AM EDT - Jul,23 2016 - Post a comment
Just in time for her 75th anniversary, Wonder Woman makes her return to the Injustice franchise. Combining her long range Lasso attacks with quick hitting sword combos makes her an even more powerful brawler than before. And a brand new character to the Injustice universe enters the battle: Blue Beetle! His alien technology allows him to form various gadgets and weapons for his power suit that make him a well-rounded, jack of all trades character that can be effective up close and from afar.

Build and power up the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in INJUSTICE 2. With a massive selection of DC Super Heroes and Super-Villains, INJUSTICE 2 allows you to personalize every iconic character with unique and powerful gear. Take control over how your favorite characters look, how they fight, and how they develop across a huge variety of game modes. This is your Legend. Your Journey. Your Injustice.

Coming 2017

Sonic Mania announced - briefly
(hx) 09:15 AM EDT - Jul,23 2016 - Post a comment
SEGA has just announced a new 2D Sonic game called Sonic Mania. Developed in collaboration between SEGA, Christian Whitehead, Headcannon, and PagodaWest Games, Sonic Mania will feature new zones and remixed classic levels from past Sonic games, and will offer three playable characters (Sonic, Tails, and Knuckles). Sonic Mania is planned for a Spring 2017 release.

Halo Wars 2 Story Vidoc - movie
(hx) 09:14 AM EDT - Jul,23 2016 - Post a comment
Know Your Enemy: The Story and Characters of Halo Wars 2. Join 343 Industries for a glimpse into the task of bringing beloved heroes back into the fold after three decades adrift in space. What new adventures await them in this new galaxy? What new allies and adversaries will they meet? Find out how it’s all coming together in this behind-the-scenes featurette for Halo Wars 2.

Silence Shots - media
(hx) 08:49 AM EDT - Jul,23 2016 - Post a comment / read (1)
Daedalic Entertainment has released a new set of screenshots for its upcoming adventure game, Silence. Silence will feature 3D characters and opulent 2D backgrounds, and promises to offer up to 12 hours of playtime. The game is planned for a Q4 2016 release.
 Gameguru Mania News - Jul,22 2016 - all
NVIDIA Titan X GPU Announced - tech
(hx) 07:51 PM EDT - Jul,22 2016 - Post a comment
NVIDIA has announced a new Titan X graphics card that will be based on the Pascal architecture. The new NVIDIA Titan X features 3584 CUDA cores and its core will be clocked at 1.42GHz (with a boost clock at 1.53GHz). The GPU will come with 12GB of GDDR5X VRAM, and will offer 480GB/s memory bandwidth. The NVIDIA Titan X will feature 12 billion transistors and will sport 11 TFLOPS. The GPU will require one eight-pin and one six-pin PCI-E power connectors, and will come with 3x DisplayPort, HDMI 2.0b and a dual-link DVI port. This new NVIDIA Titan X GPU will be priced at $1200 and is schedule for release on August 2nd.

CoD: Infinite Warfare Black Sky Video - movie
(hx) 07:48 PM EDT - Jul,22 2016 - Post a comment
Activision has released a new gameplay video from the campaign mode of Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare.

The Witcher 3 - First person fighting - briefly
(hx) 02:03 PM EDT - Jul,22 2016 - Post a comment
DPR's forum member ‘skacikpl‘ is currently working on a first-person mod for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and has released a new video in order to showcase

Pro Pinball Ultra is now available on Steam - briefly
(hx) 02:01 PM EDT - Jul,22 2016 - Post a comment / read (1)
Barnstorm Games today announced that Pro Pinball Ultra is now available on Steam. The game initially launched on iOS, Android and then Steam Early Access, following a successful Kickstarter campaign that garnered the support to bring the series back. As a result, the first table: Timeshock! can now be downloaded from Steam on Windows, Linux and Mac platforms.

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