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Red Dead 2 delay won't interrupt future Rockstar games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 41 mins ago

Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two Interactive (Rockstar Games' parent company) affirms that Red Dead Redemption 2's recent delay won't have an impact on future Rockstar projects and activities, and won't interrupt Grand Theft Auto Online's roadmap.




Rockstar recently announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 has been delayed past its original Fall 2017 timeline, and will release in Spring 2018 instead. However thanks to Take-Two's financials, we know that Red Dead Redemption 2 will actually release in its Fiscal Year 2019 roadmap, meaning the game won't launch until after April 2018.


Since RDR2 is such an absolutely massive title that Rockstar is spending tons of time on, gamers and analysts are worried the extra development caused by the delay could disrupt other projects in the studio's pipeline--namely the next big Grand Theft Auto game. Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick affirms that's not the case: "The decision to move Red Dead Redemption 2 to FY2019 will have no impact on any of Rockstar Games' other activities," Zelnick said in a recent earnings call.

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Far Cry 5 co-op supports full campaign

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 15 hours, 49 mins ago

Ubisoft today announced players can team up with their friends and take on Far Cry 5's gun-toting cultists via a new Friend For Hire feature.



In Far Cry 5, players can recruit deadly hillbilly gunmen and even team up with animals like cougars and bears to dispatch their foes. But the best ally is your best friend: Far Cry 5's campaign has full online co-op integration. "Ally with a Friend For Hire to take down the cult in a two-player co-op experience that extends across the full campaign," reads the game's official fact sheet. The developer continues by saying: "Players will have total freedom to navigate this serene-looking yet deeply twisted world solo or entirely in two-player co-op as they fight for survival and freedom."


Ubisoft Montreal promises that Far Cry 5's Montana will be a veritable playground of choice and explosive action for players, featuring a variety of vehicles like airplanes outfitted with machine guns, ATVs to zoom around the forests, and even muscle cars to recreate old-school Dukes of Hazzard chaos. But the open world isn't just about GTAV-style anarchy; the studio says Hope County, Montana will actually evolve and react to the decisions you make throughout the game.

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Far Cry 5: Everything you need to know

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 34 mins ago

Ubisoft sates our curiosity about Far Cry 5 with a huge fact sheet full of details.



Far Cry 5 is shaping up to be quite an interesting-looking game; not only does the game follow the franchise's radical and ultra-violent themes by capturing a religious-based cult gone wrong, but it comes to the United States for the very first time. Ubisoft Montreal will develop the game, and the devs have packed in tons of features and content to ensure Far Cry 5 feels like the best Far Cry yet.


As we reported a bit ago, Far Cry 5 will have a dynamic open world that reacts to your in-game decisions, and evolves with time. Whatever you choose, bad or good, the world will change along with your character. The game will also feature a fully-fledged co-op mode that lets players team up with friends for the entire campaign. Ubisoft boasts that Far Cry 5 features the biggest assortment of customizable weapons and vehicles of any game in the series, and features a plethora of memorable characters as well as a riveting, ever-changing storyline that evolves with your decisions.


Far Cry 5 will release February 27, 2018. Check below for everything you need to know about the game.

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EVGA teases its GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin, unveil at Computex

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 16 hours, 40 mins ago

Computex 2017 - EVGA is now officially showing off their super-custom GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin graphics cards, something that's not for mere mortals, but those who want the absolute best GTX 1080 Ti that money can buy - oh, and serious overclockers who use extreme cooling like LN2 to break world records.




EVGA's upcoming GeForce GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin features a fully custom multi-layer PCB with the 'KINGPIN' logo on the front of the PCB. But it's the rear of the GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin where all of the action is, with 8+8 pin PCIe power connectors on the end of the card (thank you, EVGA) and much more power that will be delivered across the overclocked GPU, GDDR5X VRAM, and electrical components.




There's even an EVBOT connector and points that can be used for PCB voltage reading, showing that EVGA has put everything including the kitchen sink into the GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin.


We are meeting EVGA during Computex and will hopefully get up close and personal with the GTX 1080 Ti Kingpin.

SAPPHIRE announces RX 580 Nitro+ Special Edition

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 17 hours, 15 mins ago

SAPPHIRE has just unveiled their new Radeon RX 580 Nitro+ Special Edition graphics card, with additional LED fans in the box with 3 backlight colors: white, red and blue.




The fans on the card are easily replaceable, with the new Nitro+ line up featuring a cooling shroud and backplate in two different colors: Azure Ice and Crimson Fire. Owners can switch out these parts with the higher-end parts, giving their cards a new look whenever they want.




SAPPHIRE hasn't provided any additional performance with the new RX 580 Nitro+ Special Edition cards, but it's good to see them stepping out of the boundaries offering consumers different choices with Radeon graphics cards.

Oppo R11 launch date and first images of the phone leak

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 17 hours, 46 mins ago

OPPO has started this year with good results. Its R9s was the best selling Android smartphone in Q1 2017 with 8.9 million units shipped.


But OPPO is just getting started. While we are waiting for the launch of its long-rumored flagship, the Find 9, the company is all set to unveil another smartphone - the R11.




A poster with the date of the launch has leaked to Weibo, revealing that OPPO will launch the device on June 10th. The same image shows the design of the phone and three colors options, although others might be announced too.

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Andy Rubin's Essential teases its upcoming flagship

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 18 hours, 49 mins ago

Back in March, Andy Rubin, co-founder of Android, teased a photo of a smartphone that he is working on at his new company, Essential Products.




No details were revealed with the teaser, but the image seemed to be showing an almost bezel-less design, similar to the Xiaomi Mi MIX.


Today, the company has tweeted for the first time, and they announced "something big" for May 30th. Of course, we think that this means the company could launch its first smartphone on May 30th.

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HTC unveils Link VR headset for the U11

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 19 hours, 52 mins ago

HTC is one of the pioneers when it comes to VR. The company's HTC Vive still offers the best VR experience, and recently, the company announced that they would be shipping their own Google Daydream standalone headset later this year in partnership with Google.




While we wait for the standalone headset, HTC has launched the Link VR headset for the U11. The headset might remind you of the Gear VR, but the difference is that with the Link VR your smartphone doesn't go inside the headset. Instead, it is connected to it via USB-C cable.


The headset has its own displays - 3.6-inch big (110° fields of view), with 1,080 x 1,200px resolution and capable of 90Hz refresh rate.

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SEGA is racing to victory

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 20 hours, 54 mins ago

Having felt he's fulfilled his role, SEGA Europe Chief Operating Officer Jurgen Post is leaving the company on a high note, and shares insights on SEGA's business model and what the company has done to become profitable again, and what it needs to do to stay that way.




SEGA is back. The Japanese games-maker recently reported a massive 421% boost in year-over-year profits, raking in a respectable $242.9 million. SEGA's games segment is not only lucrative again, but represents over half of the company's total sales for its last fiscal year: the Entertainment Contents sector pulled in $1.81 billion (205.7 billion yen) in sales, or a whopping 56% of SEGA's total $3.23 billion (366.9 billion yen) in sales. Like its classic blue blur mascot, SEGA is accumulating lots of golden rings and running fast towards the goal.


But it wasn't always this way--SEGA fell on hard times after decades of bad business decisions caught up with it. How did SEGA transform from fading nostalgia into a rock-solid powerhouse? Through lots of time, effort, and planning. Ex SEGA Europe Chief Operating Officer Jurgen Post shares key insight on where SEGA is now, and what it has to do in order to flourish further.

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Vertu launches a $360,000 priced feature phone

By: Lana Jelic | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 21 hours, 54 mins ago

Vertu, a British manufacturer, and retailer of luxury mobile phones has launched another insanely expensive device - Signature Cobra.




This feature phone comes with 2-inch QVGA display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a 1,200 mAh battery.


But the specs aren't what's going to sell this phone.

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