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Is Sony working on the PlayStation Vita 3000?

21 Apr

Sony has filed a trademark for what seems to be their next handheld – the PlayStation Vita 3000.

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The patent, filed on April 1 describes “a portable LCD screen game machine controller” while NeoGAF has identified what appears to be an HDMI port, as well as L2 & R2 triggers.

Here’s the image seen in the tweet:

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If this isn’t a belated April Fool’s joke, it’s a shame they’re sticking with the LCD screens, rather than the OLED. But a single tweet is all we’ve got to go on for now.

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Destiny: 20 things you must do before House of Wolves

21 Apr

Think you’ve seen everything that Destiny has to offer? Maybe not. And you want to makes sure you’ve done it all before House of Wolves drops later this month…

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In a few short weeks the second major expansion hits Destiny, heavily focused on player vs. player kudos and 3-man fireteam effort. Your role in all new activities will be more visible than ever before. So in preparation for the new proving grounds we’ve made a bucket list of 20 ideas to boost your confidence and set in stone your credibility before May 19 and the race to the next level cap.

FEAR NOT THE TRIALS OF OSIRIS

1. Crack your Crucible Kill/Death spread

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The Trials of Osiris demand this, but don’t panic. Even if you’re more at home in player vs. enemy modes such as story, strikes and raids you’d be surprised at how much your gun-toting experience pays off in player vs. player. Go cautiously at first in Clash and Control where team mates have your back. Avoid Rumble unless you cut your teeth on Call of Duty. Never head off on your own, you’ll be easy pickings for guys that know about sticking together. With the right weapon (Vanquisher VIII auto or The Saterienne Rapier scout are solid buys) a positive K/D shall soon be yours in the Crucible. You will start to feel awesome. Don’t let it go to your head.

2. Reach Rank 5 in Iron Banner

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This once-in-a-while hard-core PvP mode should be grasped in both hands. It only runs for a week, but this is more than enough time to attain the highest rank with one character. Benefits of pushing for Rank 5 are owing to the armour and weapons that are made available, their perks being tailor made for humiliating rival Guardians. Remember that Iron Banner Class Items, Shaders and Emblems each provide stacking 10 percent boosts to reputation. The latter two are transferrable between characters also, meaning that the next time the Iron Banner is raised you’ll have a head start on the Rank reset.

3. Know which points to hold in Control

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Communication, which means listening and talking, is more likely to earn you the victory in Control. Decide before the countdown ends which two points are the main focus and stick to the plan. For example on Earths ‘Twilight Gap’ you may decide that points B and C are more manageable together than making the long run for point A. If you successfully hold two points and the score starts rising in your favour, the other team will get desperate and, after picking them off, you can wrap up all three. Remember the golden rule of most PvP: never head off on your own… unless you’re god tier, brah!

4. Learn how to work together in Skirmish

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This is of huge relevance to the Trials of Osiris, which is also a 3v3 mode. We’ll cheekily suggest here that Brits have the upper hand in Skirmish owing to our knowledge of triangles in English football – always being aware of your mate’s position relevant to yours while moving with purpose as a team. If one person breaks the triangle you may as well wave the win goodbye right there and then. Keep talking to each other, pick a place to defend and know your best routes to launch an attack. Stay tight and even the most inexperienced teams can force more confident units to make mistakes.

5. Chain Supers and control the map in Clash

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It’s less likely that you’ll head into Clash with a Fireteam comprising only your buddies, so aim to support those flying in with you by tactical use of Super Abilities. While Clash is not classed as an objective based game, Guardians empowered by each other’s Orbs of Light run together far more effectively. If your entire team has been Blade-Danced by a Void-shielded Hunter, or failed to hose down a Flame Shielded Warlock before being wiped out by a Titan’s Fist of Havoc, you’ve already been at the receiving end of this unique and very potent Destiny strategy.

CREATIVITY IN CROTA’S END

6. Be the sword carrier, because you can

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You’ve assembled six guys to reach Crota by fair means or foul, but when it comes down to it the only way to kill the big guy is if someone does the chopping. There’s no reason why this shouldn’t be you! On normal mode the task is straightforward once you can trust your jumps on and off his dais, and smashing him with six good swipes for each sword is enough to play it safe and assured. Please don’t deny yourself the awesome experience of rushing through the thrall while the fanfare kicks in, soaring in for the kill and seeing colossal Crota crumble into smouldering ashes at your feet.

7. Solo Crota’s End… or at least a couple of sections

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Your best chance at doing this is as a Hunter, especially with Don’t Touch Me gauntlets to sneak through the Pit Encounter (aka ‘the lamps’). Even the Deathsinger Encounter (aka ‘the witches’) is doable for anyone with practice and with all character classes. There are some tricks to learn in order to achieve any of this however, but we’re getting onto that now…

8. Sword swipe across the chasm in the Bridge Encounter on Crota’s End

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We’re starting to wonder if Bungie has accepted this antic as a legit solution for Guardians in a hurry. It works in normal or hard mode, though it helps to have a Warlock in support. The sword bearer appears immediately after activating the plate for the bridge. Take him down, snatch the sword, run and jump as high as you can go off the edge of the unfinished bridge, then use the sword to swish over to rocks across facing you left or right. A few more swishes combined with a jump get you onto the other side of the divide. Nail this trick and your buddies will thank you time and time again.

9. Reach Rank 4 with Eris Morn, for Shards/Materials exchange

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This is kind of obvious, and not at all difficult, but don’t neglect to take on all of Eris Morn’s bounties as many days of the week that you’re playing Destiny. In the process you’ll accumulate Black Wax Idols used in trade alongside Glimmer for Radiant Shards that replace unwanted Radiant Materials. This is only possible with Eris Morn reputation at Rank 4. It is a grind but it gets you to 32 faster.

Next page: valour in the Vault and the Prison of Elders prep.

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Strategy Game Door Kickers Launching Next Month On The App Store

21 Apr

Door Kickers, the strategy game developed by KillHouse Games released a while back on PC, is going to be released soon on iPad. It’s been … Read more →

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Kill All Passwords: PayPal developing vein recognition, smart tattoos and ingestible ID technology

21 Apr
To replace passwords, PayPal is developing news ways of uniquely identifying us, including brain implants and ingestible sensors.

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Assassins Creed Chronicles China Walkthrough Strategy Guide

21 Apr

Video Game Walkthroughs, News and Guides

Assassins Creed Chronicles China Walkthrough will guide you through the complete chronicle. Our Assassins Creed Chronicles China Walkthrough will guide you from the beginning levels of the game and take you along through the entire gameplay of it and provide you with the best in game coverage of the game and much more. You will start of in the Chines Chronicle as is the first entry in the Assassin’s Creed Chronicles saga takes place in China, 1526, as the Ming dynasty starts to crumble. You embody Shao Jun, the last remaining Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood, returning to her homeland with a vendetta. Newly trained by the legendary Ezio Auditore, she is hell-bent to exact vengeance and restore her fallen brotherhood.   Follow our complete Assassins Creed Chronicles China Walkthrough to get the best tips, guides in helping you complete the game and unlocking all the different achievements and trophies in the game. You will be traveling across China and its legendary landmarks. Stalk enemies from the roofs of the Forbidden City, hide in the shadows of the Great Wall, meet iconic historical figures and discover this Great Empire. As you advance in the game you will be able to take down your enemies quietly or with aggression and you can switch between fore, mid and background environmental layers and choose between different path accordingly to your need: opening up new pathways, completing side-missions, grabbing hidden collectibles, or taking the quickest path to your target. Assassins Creed Chronicles China Walkthrough Videos

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Japanese maglev train breaks 600 kph record in last of test runs

21 Apr
The train service will be introduced between Tokyo and Nagoya by 2027.

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Cyanogen OS 12 OTA for OnePlus One paused to add ‘Ok OnePlus'; update to resume mid-week

21 Apr
The Cyanogen OS 12 OTA update for OnePlus One has been pulled out temporarily.

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New software update for Samsung Z1 Tizen smartphones upgrades WhatsApp to latest version

21 Apr
Samsung Z1 users will see an updated WhatsApp messenger after installing the latest update.

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Judge gives chimpanzees human rights for the first time

21 Apr

For the first time in US history, a judge has decreed that a pair of chimpanzees held at a university research facility are covered by the same laws that govern the detention of humans, effectively rendering the animals as legal "people" in the eyes of the law. New York Supreme Court Justice Barbara Jaffe said that the apes, held at Stony Brook University for research purposes, are covered by a writ of habeas corpus — a basic legal principle that lets people challenge the validity of their detention.

The decision comes two years after the Nonhuman Rights Project, an animal rights group, brought legal cases in a bid to free four chimpanzees. The group said the animals — Hercules and Leo at Stony Brook university, and two others on...

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Serious talent working on next Fairy Fencer F game

21 Apr

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force has a credits like a JRPG’s fan’s autograph book.

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Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force is a PS4 exclusive sequel to last year’s PS3 release, Fairy Fencer F. Developed by Compile Heart for its Galapagos RPG brand, it reunites a dream team of JRPG talent.

According to the trailer below, translated by DualShockers, Final Fantasy character designer Yoshitaka Amano is providing concept art.

Fellow Final Fantasy alumni Nobuo Uematsu is working on the score with band Earthbound Papas. Meanwhile, the scenario is being penned by screenwriter Toshiki Inoue, who was behind Death Note.

The trailer itself is a bit dry, but we’ll no doubt see more exciting stuff if a western release is confirmed.

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Microsoft confirms re-seeding of Windows 10 Technical Preview build to Lumia 520, Lumia 525: Bricking issue resolved

21 Apr
The bricking issue had forced Microsoft to temporarily stall the rollout process of the preview build.

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The Secret World Goes on Sale This Week with a Huge Discount

21 Apr
The Secret World Goes on Sale This Week with a Huge Discount
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The Secret World, that neat horror MMO that is actually quite fun, is having a sale on Steam this week. You can pick it up for $10.19 in real American dollars or whatever your country's favorite monopoly money is translated to (seriously, I looked at some of the new American money the other day for the first time in forever and it was quite a shock). The real winner here is that you can get the The Secret World: Massive Edition for $23.99 with issues #5, #6, and #7. That's $30 worth of issues (1200 funcom points each or $10 per 1200 points), plus the base game, for $23.99. That's a deal you can't beat for The Secret World.

Why should you buy The Secret World? First, it's a game that you could play start to finish without really getting too deep into the game. It's got a lot of fun "single player" content that resides within a persistant world. So you're not just farming bear tongues for the entire day, you're going out and accomplishing various story bits within this very creepy and unsettling world. The combat is interesting and fun, and there is a lot of challenge in the missions. The group content is also really fun as well and it's easy to hook up with other players.

It's definitely a game that you could buy and play as you want to consume it as well, it got rid of its subscription awhile ago. The price of $10.19 is rather rare, it usually shows up for a few days here and there, and the price of $29.99 is very sticky. So hop on this deal if you've been sitting on the fence. The last time it was at this price was last December for a brief period around December 26th.

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Fuller House is officially coming to Netflix

21 Apr

It’s happening: Netflix has ordered a 13-episode season of Fuller House. John Stamos will produce the Full House sequel and guest star in his reprised role of Uncle Jesse. Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber will star. Discussions with other Full House cast members Bob Saget, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, Dave Coulier and Lori Loughlin are said to be "ongoing." Jeff Franklin returns as the show’s creator.

Fuller House continues the Full House adventures, albeit this time with a gender reversal. Pregnant and recently widowed DJ Tanner-Fuller (Cameron-Bure) is living with her younger sister (Sweetin) and lifelong best friend (Barber) and her "feisty" teenage daughter. All join to help raise DJ’s two boys and prepare for...

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Pathfinder Online Early Enrollment v7 Launches with Holdings & Outposts

21 Apr
Pathfinder Online Early Enrollment v7 Launches with Holdings & Outposts
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Fear now Pathfinder Online fans, v7 finally hits servers today with a ton of new content for you to chew through. While really cool content, this is mostly a social update for companies, but that's still a big deal. You can now throw down a holding and build outposts within it, which works like this. Holdings are various features that provides some benefit to the company, like skill training. Outposts on the other hand create supplies to keep the holdings going, like lumber mills, etc. 

You need to be the Leader or an Officer of a Company to place a Holding or Outpost. Your Company must have 100 avaialble [sic] Influence for a Holding, and 50 for an Outpost. To claim a Hex (place a Holding) the Hex must be clear of Escalations and you have to find the area where the Holding can be placed (usually in the middle of the Hex) and clear it of any monsters that have spawned there. Right-clicking on the Kit in your inventory will place a pin on your Local Map showing you the proper location if you're close enough. Right-click on the Kit to begin construction when you're in the right area.

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In Early Enrollment v7, Holdings will provide Local Vault storage, and they have Trainers. The Trainers will provide a reduced level of Training even less than NPC Settlements.

As you can see, it's going to take a little while to get enough influence for a holding to go up, but they're now available. A holding kit is required too, this is crafted, and you'll need lots of influence which is generated by the company's members working on achievements. It's a very, very in-depth system, which is why this is such a huge update and is part of the second phase for Holdings & Outposts system.

Resources generated are not currently used in the game, this will come in an later update so that you can upgrade the trainers among other things, however you should save any resources generated for later.

The update also contains a myriad of other fixes, like player base health changed to 200 and banks can be withdrawn from now. Resources have been reduced and so much more. Check out the full update notes for the minutia on that, but know that the big deal here is the holdings & outposts have gone live.

 

 

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Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen 1st and 3rd person view Screenshots

21 Apr

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Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen 1st and 3rd person view Screenshots One of the announcements during Star Wars Convention was that Star Wars Battlefront will have split screen so 2 players can play in the same console  and splitting the screen. Now we have here the first Star Wars Battlefront Split Screen 1st and 3rd person view Screenshots. Do take a look below at the 2 images. 1st Person View   3rd Person View

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Alan Wake 2 still on the cards at Remedy

21 Apr

Alan Wake could still get a proper sequel.

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“We are in a place where we are starting to have discussions about what is next. We are discussing the possibility of an Alan Wake sequel with multiple partners. I would love to do that.”

Alan Wake developer Remedy has always planned on adding to the series.

“For Alan Wake, from the get-go, we assumed there was going to be a sequel and we mapped things further out when it came to character, story, details and focus changes,” Remedy creative director Sam Lake told Polygon.

“Near the end of Alan Wake, we were sitting down and talking about the sequel and where we should be taking it, on a detailed level. More or less straight from getting Alan Wake shipped, we were working on a sequel and planning on a sequel.”

The sequel would have included a new mechanic whereby players could rewrite the world around them, and continue the story from the cliffhanger ending of the original.

Unfortunately this sequel, and most of the other projects Remedy had in mind for the Alan Wake universe, didn’t materialise. Remedy pitched the sequel to publishers with a concept video based on a prototype, but it didn’t take. The prototype, and other internal builds, were later cannibalised for other projects.

Lake said some time ago that it wasn’t the right time for a sequel, but in this new interview confirmed that he wants to work on it one day – maybe when Quantum Break wraps.

“We are in a place where we are starting to look into the future and starting to have discussions about what is next,” he said.

“Among other things, we are discussing the possibility of an Alan Wake sequel with multiple partners, but nothing has been decided.

“I would love to do that. It feels that time has only refined the ideas of what the sequel would be, which is great. It’s almost, in some ways and on some level, that all of this extra time to think it about it has made it tastier and more exciting.”

Polygon has video footage of the prototype; check it out while you’re over there reading the rest of the interview, which has loads more interesting stuff for fans.

The original Alan Wake was a critical darling and bestseller, releasing in 2010 as an Xbox 360 exclusive before coming to PC in 2012. It was followed by downloadable spin-off called Alan Wake’s American Nightmare.

Remedy is also responsible for the first two Max Payne games, a number of mobile titles and the upcoming Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break.

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Genetic testing for breast cancer gets more affordable

21 Apr

Genetic tests for cancer can run thousands of dollars, but Color Genomics plans to change that: it's offering testing for the cancer risk variants BRCA1 and BRCA2 — as well as 17 others — for $249, starting today. By comparison, Myriad Genetics' similar test costs about $4,000.

Unlike consumer-oriented genetic testing offered by 23andMe, Color Genomics' test will be available only through health care providers. And the company has genetic counselors available to help patients interpret their results. It's a major challenge to Myriad's BRCA empire, at a fraction of the cost, just as insurers begin to shy away from the bills for genetic testing.

The gene variants BRCA1 and BRCA2 are among the best-known risk factors. Carriers of...

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Room to Room Map 1.8.4/1.8

21 Apr

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Enter room 1. It has the most simple puzzle you’ve ever seen. Room 2 is almost as simple, but it’s different. Room 3 gets more complicated. Here’s the problem, the rooms seem identical. Except now that button opens a passage to that room instead of this one, and I have to flip this lever to have access to this button, and the floor fell away over there so now I have to do parkour to get to that pressure plate.

This puzzle map will eventually have you memorizing corridors only to have them change the next time you enter them. Good luck with that. Oh and by the way, it works in multiplayer, if you really want the rooms to get more confusing.

The map is currently finished! There is a room left over from before that says: “Thanks for playing the beta version of the map.” Don’t fall for it! There is a way out of that room!

Let’s Plays:

How to install:

  • Download the map.
  • Extract file.
  • Go to %appdata%.
  • Go to .minecraft/saves folder.
  • If the “saves” folder does not exist you can create one.
  • Drag map folder into it.
  • Start minecraft.
  • Enjoy and play.

Download Links:

For 1.8

http://www.files2.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1429606675

http://www.dl2.9minecraft.net/index.php?act=dl&id=1429588830

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Jon Stewart’s last episode of The Daily Show is August 6th

21 Apr

At the end of tonight's episode — right before the ubiquitous "moment of zen" — Jon Stewart announced that August 6th will be his final episode of The Daily Show. It will be a hard ticket to come by, but he directed fans who are looking to win a pair to an autism fundraiser he's helping run on the crowdfunding site Omaze.

"I will be wearing a suit. I will, more than likely, be showered," Stewart said. "I'm sorry — I will be wearing overalls, and I won't shower."

"I will, more than likely, be showered."

It was over 19 years ago that Stewart took over for Craig Kilborn, who was the original host of The Daily Show. Stewart's replacement is comedian Trevor Noah, who recently drew ire for insensitive jokes made on Twitter. Despite the...

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New program will digitize your family heirlooms for the world to see

21 Apr

If you've got an attic full of old furniture and photos, it might be time to think about giving it a spring clean — its contents could soon be digitized, thanks to a new grant program set up by the US National Endowment for the Humanities. The new "Common Heritage" offers money to historical groups and institutions to find and digitally record historical documents, photos, and artifacts, taking them from the attics and basements in which they currently reside, and showing them to the world.

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