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First Intel Skylake-S Processors Launching At Gamescom On August 5th

Written by Joffy S on 07 July 2015 at 17:30

We have heard official confirmation from our sources that Intel’s upcoming 14nm Skylake-S architecture will be arriving this August, with the first processors set to be revealed at Gamescom on August 5th. The initial pair will be the unlocked Intel Core i7-6700K and Intel Core i5-6600K, both of which will be launching that very day.

Both of these central processing units will be targeted at the high-end of the market, for enthusiast gamers. They’ll be followed up by a number of lower-end variants and mobile processors, starting from 30th August, with the release schedule rolling through until November. [More]

Windows 10 Is Going To Be Feature Complete And Ready To Go On July 9th

Written by Stuart Thomas on 07 July 2015 at 16:30

Microsoft is planning to release the final update for the Windows 10 Technical Preview this week, before finalising the Ready to Manufacture version for later this week. That means, subject to something going drastically wrong with the final update, Windows 10 will be complete and ready to ship this Thursday, July 9th.

The currently available build of Windows 10 is version 10162, but Microsoft has plans to squeeze in another update between now and Thursday. The contents of the update are still a little hazy, but Microsoft is promising the integration of a pair of new apps. We know that Xbox Music is no more, and will be renamed Groove, while Xbox Video has now been rebranded the Movies and TV App to avoid confusion. [More]

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Youtube Sensation PewDiePie Rakes In 7 Million USD In Past Year

Written by Neil Soutter on 07 July 2015 at 15:15

Felix Kjellberg, aka PewDiePie, is a rich man. If you hadn’t guessed as much already, then his latest finances confirm he’s a very well off man indeed. Back in 2013 it was reported he’d earnt somewhere in the region of $4 million, and now it’s been revealed he basically doubled this for 2014, raking in close to $7.5 million profit from his Youtube channel.

That’s a heck of a lot of money, and it’s down to the fact he operates the single most popular channel on Youtube. With 37 million subscribers he’s making an absolute mockery of Rihanna and One Direction. Now who said you couldn’t make a load of money out of playing videogames? [More]

Mortal Kombat X Predator DLC Hits Today - See The Ugly Mutha In Action

Written by Joffy S on 07 July 2015 at 14:00

I’m not usually one to moan about being OP, but the damn Predator getting introduced to Mortal Kombat X really doesn’t look like a fair fit. The clue’s in the name really, and the Predator is packing some serious heat. Aside from the fact the Predator can go totally invisible, he’s also equipped with a shoulder-mounted cannon, thermal imaging, and a razer blade handshake. I almost pity poor Jason Vorhees.

Arnie’s nemesis is coming to Mortal Kombat X today as part of the Kombat Pack pass, or it’ll be available to buy in a week individually. Its Fatality looks like an absolute winner, putting plasma blast-shaped holes into Jason, taken off an arm, and then eviscerating his head. Win. Despite all this, perhaps the hands-down coolest move in his arsenal is the ability to quickly lay how a trap, flinging his foe into the air feet-first. [More]

AMD Q2 2015 Earnings Predictions Show A Hefty 8 Per Cent Loss From First Quarter

Written by Shaheryar Ehsan-i-Haque on 07 July 2015 at 12:45

AMD's earnings report paints a dismal picture for its second quarter performance. The chip giant's prediction for the second quarter was an estimated 3-4% loss, but it has reportedly heavily underhit its projections.

What's the reason behind this? According to AMD it is the weak demand of its APU processors in this quarter. This unpopularity has also decreased AMD's non-GAAP margin to 28% while the previous expectations were 32%. We already predicted earlier this year that if AMD kept this approach and did not release any powerful CPU flagship products, their fortunes would take a significant dip. [More]

Samsung Readies First Consumer 2 Terabyte Solid State Drives

Written by Stuart Thomas on 07 July 2015 at 11:35

SSD juggling is the bane of many of our lives. These super-fast storage drives are all well and good, but when space is at a premium and game install sizes are ballooning, cramming what you need onto a solid-state drive can be a bit of a chore. That’s all slowly changing however, and Samsung is kicking things up a notch with its first 2TB consumer SSDs.

The new high-capacity SSDs are the 2TB Samsung 850 Evo and the Samsung 850 Pro. The 2000GB drives effectively doubles Samsung’s previous 1TB limit on consumer SSDs, delivering a fair chunk of storage for gamers. Samsung has dubbed the pair the first multi-terabyte consumer SSDs, but whether they’re consumer-friendly is down to interpretation, with the Evo and Pro retailing or $799.99 and $999.99 respectively. [More]

Take A Tour of Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain In New 30-Minute Gameplay Video

Written by Shaheryar Ehsan-i-Haque on 07 July 2015 at 10:41

Konami has released an alternative E3 2015 gameplay video for its upcoming Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. The video is a complete walkthrough from the menu screen to the selection of various weaponry, before delving into the immense amount of freedom and choices in how players approach the game. 

The Phantom Pain gameplay trailer highlights that there are an infinite number of possibilities to complete a mission. Before heading out you will plan your approach and inspect the enemy movements. You'll then choose the weapons for your duo, which is the mighty Snake and his partner - in this instance Quiet, a female sniper who provides long-range support. [More]

The Witcher 3 Patch 1.07 Fixes Movement, Inventory Management, Performance And More

Written by Neil Soutter on 06 July 2015 at 17:06

Everyone loves a good patch, and second to Batman: Arkham Knight becoming playable, another update for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt was just about the best we could hope for. CD Projekt RED’s mind blowing role-playing game was a little bit janky at launch, which is to be expected on a game of this scale.

Since May, however, things have steadily been getting ironed out, and there’s a host more fixes in patch 1.07. CDPR’s Marcin Momot says this this is one of the largest updates yet, with a number of key changes. Chief among these are changes to that dodgy movement, with a new alternative control method, as well as a stash box, inventory sorting, and a even a books tab to organise your portable library. [More]

Ubisoft CEO Claims We Will No Longer See Graphical Downgrades Like Watch Dogs

Written by Joffy S on 06 July 2015 at 15:15

When Watch Dogs launched last year, the downgraded visuals caused a bit of a stir. I say bit of a stir, when in truth it practically overshadowed the game itself, let down as gamers were by Ubisoft’s PR mishaps. This obviously hasn’t gone unnoticed by Ubisoft itself, and CEO Yves Guillemot has said the backlash caused the French publisher to rethink how it showed off its games pre-release.

Guillemot claims in a recent interview that for E3 2015, the goal was to have all games shown by Ubisoft looking as they will when running on the target hardware. "When we show something, we ask the team, make sure it's playable, make sure gamers can immediately see exactly what it is, “ he explained. [More]

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