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Netflix won't be available on the Nintendo Switch as of yet

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 1 hour, 16 mins ago

In January 2017, Nintendo teased that they could be bringing video streaming services such as Netflix to the Nintendo Switch. It has been a year since we have last heard anything on the topic and now Netflix has said that there are no plans for Netflix to come to the Nintendo Switch.

 

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Netflix took to Twitter to announce the updated news, saying that "There are currently no plans for Netflix on Nintendo Switch" but that "We appreciate your feedback on it!"

 

This could mean that there is no immediate plans for Netflix arriving on Nintendo Switch but still consideration for the future. Nintendo seem to be concentrating on brining a large variety of games to their platform before they shift their attention to other ideas.

 

In an interview with The Washington Post, Reggie Fils-Aime, chief operating officer of Nintendo America said "What differentiates us is the way you play with the Nintendo Switch and what you can play, and that will continue to be our focus into the future as we continue driving this platform."

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QLOC to port Dark Souls Remastered to respective platforms

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 17 mins ago

It has been reported by Game Revolution as well as Kotaku that QLOC, a polish company responsible for porting games is going to be handling Dark Souls Remastered instead of FromSoftware.

 

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Kotaku reports that QLOC is the company of choice to bring Dark Souls Remastered to the Xbox One, PS4 and PC, this has not been officially confirmed yet but even if this isn't fact, QLOC would not be a bad choice. Games such as Injustice 2 PC, Dragon's Dogma: Dark Arisen PC, Dead Rising HD Remaster, Resident Evil 6, Devil may Cry and Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition are some titles that have been ported over by QLOC, this shows that the company already has a few good titles under their belt.

 

Adding to the mystery of how Dark Souls Remastered is going to be ported over, is also the concerns of the Nintendo Switch version. According to both Kotaku and Game Revolution, the Switch version of Dark Souls Remastered is being taken care of by a unnamed Chinese company, this has also yet to be confirmed.

ViewSonic shows off new gaming displays at CES 2018

By: Steven Bassiri | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 2 hours, 35 mins ago

CES 2018 - At CES2018 we saw ViewSonic's new monitors, many of which were targeted at gamers! The first is a ViewSonic XG2560 25" display, which features a 240Hz refresh rate at 1080P, and it comes with G-Sync support. The 32" XG3220 is a new 4K monitor with HDR 10 support and FreeSync.

 

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The XG3540C comes in at 34" and is a curved ultra-wide panel that can go upwards of 100Hz (not default). ViewSonic also has a curved 1080p 27" VX2758-C-MH, which has Freesync technology and support for 144Hz refresh rates. The VX3258-2KC-MHD is a 32" 1440P panel with 144Hz refresh rate and also support FreeSync.

NBA Jam remake teased, and now it needs to happen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 23 mins ago

One of the games that defined 90s console gaming would have to be NBA Jam, which had people like myself that would otherwise never play NBA games, obsess with it for months and months.

 

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Now there are rumors that Tim Kitzrow, who famously voiced the great voice behind NBA Jam, is working with Microsoft on a remake of NBA Jam. Kitzrow recently spoke with ESPN, where he said that "there is movement in the works to get [a revival] done", confirming that he's indeed working on Microsoft to possibly make a new NBA Jam game.

 

EA bought the series back to life in 2003, after acquiring the rights in 2010 and trying to relaunch it in 2010, with an enhanced version released in 2011. A new NBA Jam was never made, but let's hope it starts soon and brings it to life in 4K.

Twitter is 'creepy Big Brother', has access to your DMs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 4 hours, 14 mins ago

There has been some pretty large news hit the internet regarding Twitter and its 'creepy Big Brother' behavior behind closed doors, with Project Veritas' latest expose on one of the largest social media networks in the world.

 

 

Clay Haynes, a senior network security engineer at Twitter said that the social networking giant "disturbs him", and called it "creepy Big Brother" during a secretly recorded video by Project Veritas and their investigation into Twitter.

 

Haynes said: "It is creepy Big Brother. I mean it's like a level... I don't want to say it freaks me out, but it disturbs me. I get to look at all of the reported tweets, which means I've seen a lot of dick pics. It's ridiculous... We can actually read your DMs... I've seen way more penises than I've ever wanted to see in my life".

 

He continued: "DMs, tweets, yes. Lots of dicks... Unfortunately, there is a lot of porn. This sounds horrible, but I'm actually glad it's just dicks, it's just blow job pictures, it's just that type of stuff".

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Forza Horizon 3 update: Xbox One X runs at 4K 30FPS w/4x AA

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 28 mins ago

The latest update for Forza Horizon 3 for the Xbox One X is here, with teh developer unleashing 4K 30FPS action with no drops, as well as adding 4x MSAA on top for a super-sharp 4K gaming experience.

 

 

I think it would've been better to run the game at 1440p upscaled to 4K with a constant 60FPS, especially for a driving game the fluidness of 60FPS is unmatched. Playground Games, the developer behind Forza Horizon 3, said that it took them "less than a day from receiving our first Xbox One X kit to get Forza Horizon 3 up and running in 4K, and when we did we still had a lot of spare headroom on both the CPU and the GPU".

Fallout 4 Hardcore Rebalance overhauls combat, and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 24 mins ago

The latest mod for Fallout 4 comes from 'Gromdal' in the form of the new Hardcore Rebalance mod which does just that: makes the game more hardcore, and rebalances a bunch of content in the game.

 

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Fallout 4 has its bullet sponges removed at high levels, with Gromdal reducing the HP gained at levels to half the normal rate of the normal Fallout 4, something that applies to both the NPCs and the player, but also improves NPC combat AI and rebalances weapons completely.

 

The new mod makes it more likely to find legendary weapons, removes IWIN buttons for the players, and the legendary effects that destroy an enemy has been removed and replaced with flat damage bonuses. The mod also sees teh removal of the short damage buff for legendary enemies, while legendary armor bonuses have been made smaller for things like the sentinel.

 

Download Fallout 4 Hardcore Rebalance here.

GTX 1080 Ti now costs up to $1600, RX Vega 64 up to $2100

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 hours, 21 mins ago

There is another massive crypto mining boom that has rolled through courtesy of the massive spotlight being blasted onto cryptocurrency (with all the alts bleeding right now), and moreso into crypto mining.

 

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Most crypto miners will look at the Radeon RX 570/RX 580 or GeForce GTX 1060/1070/1070 Ti, but with most of those being scooped up by miners, things aren't looking good. The prices of all GTX 10 series cards have risen, with the GTX 1070 Ti going for around $1000 on Amazon while the higher-end GTX 1080 Ti is $1050 at its cheapest, and up to $1600 for some of the custom GTX 1080 Ti cards from EVGA. Unbelievable.

 

This means you can get yourself NVIDIA's swanky TITAN Xp Star Wars COLLECTORS EDITION graphics cards for $1500, $100 cheaper than a custom GTX 1080 Ti that it most easily beats. Even for miners shelling out cards at this price, you're better off with the TITAN Xp which pushes 42MH/s mining Ethereum, compared to 35-38MH/s from the GTX 1080 Ti.

 

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AMD isn't left unscathed from the massive GPU price hike, with prices of the Radeon RX Vega 64 skyrocketing to $1600 from XFX and SAPPHIRE's stock RX Vega 64 costs $2100. The lower-end RX 580s are going for above $600, while the GTX 1060 has reached the heights of $500 and above. This is crazy.

 

It also doesn't help that AMD couldn't begin to compete in the high-end GPU game, which has seen high-end GPUs only coming from NVIDIA and stock depleting quickly. AMD could've helped by having the Radeon RX Vega succeed and beat the GTX 1080 Ti, but now we're seeing the GTX 1080 Ti become ridiculously expensive as retailers are cashing in on the lack of GPUs.

Fortnite is now the largest Battle Royale game in the world

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 31 mins ago

Fortnite's success isn't stopping, with Epic Games revealing the game has passed 40 million players with 2 million concurrent players enjoying the other game that's not Battlegrounds, but is doing just as well.

 

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The game has been out for less than 4 months and has racked up 40 million players, but remember that it's a free-to-play game, compared to the $30 cost of entry into PUBG. Fortnite's recently-released Battle Royale mode will be driving a huge load of those players, and according to the BR lead systems designer, Eric Williamson, this is only the beginning for Fortnite.

 

Williamson said: "Some of the folk around the office are saying hey, we could be the biggest Battle Royale game in the western world, which is crazy. Some people are saying we could be the biggest and most-played game, full stop, in the western world".

 

There is also an exciting new map coming up soon in Fortnite, with lead level designer Sidney Rauchberger saying that the new "Tilted Towers" city area is coming soon. There's also new areas called Junk Junction, Haunted Hills, and Snobby Shores. Lots of new places, that will make the world of Fortnite that much more hectic.

 

Rauchberger said: "You can try and own buildings, and there's building to building combat. And because the buildings are large, there's a lot of close quarter combat inside of those buildings. It's a medium-sized underground mine. That's going to have a lot of claustrophobic, closed-quarters shotgun battles. It's dark and more frantic".

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Bungie admits Destiny 2's weapon systems need repaired

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 18 mins ago

Destiny 2 just got a big roadmap layout for future updates, and Bungie devs highlight many of the key ways the game needs to change--especially weapons.

 

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Guns are the prime driver of Destiny games. Not only do you use them nearly every second of the game--it's a shooter after all with very Halo-esque gunplay--but you're always, and I mean always, looking and finding new gear. But now that every weapon's stats are basically the same, the game has devolved into a boring grindfest that doles out similarly-attributed items that get broken down, or, on the off chance you find something new, fills up your stash.

 

Bungie has admitted that this system needs to be overhauled in some way, but hasn't outlined how this will happen--just why. "Destiny 2 needs more weapons that matter, both in power and the hunt to acquire them," Destiny 2 game director Christopher Barrett said on Twitter. "Exotics need to live up to their name. The most skillful or visceral weapons like Snipers, Shotguns, and Fusion Rifles need to return to glory. We're on it."

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