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Get a PS4 Pro with Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Dishonored 2 for $400

22 Feb

If you’re looking to pick up a PS4 Pro, why not get two free games along with it?

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Sony has yet to offer any official deals or discounts on PS4 Pro. This is why deals like today’s NewEgg offer are always exciting for those looking to get a better deal on the more powerful PS4.

This isn’t the first deal of this type, either, but they tend to go out of stock pretty quickly. Today’s offer gets you a PlayStation 4 Pro console, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, and Dishonored 2 – all for the MSRP of $400. Both game are enhanced for PS4 Pro, too, so you’ll be playing the better versions.

This essentially means you get two of the best selling games of last year for free. You can see it for yourself at the link. The offer is available only through NewEgg’s eBay portal, while stocks last.

We should also note that the version of Infinite Warfare included is the standard edition, and does not come with Modern Warfare Remastered.

Nintendo Switch Runs At 37C Under Load, Heat Signatures Captured Via FLIR Images

22 Feb

Since Nintendo Switch is a hybrid console that sports handheld and console for gaming. Interestingly, the recent thermal tests of handheld device tell that it runs cool, Switch runs At 37C max. The FLIR images tell how hot the device gets under load conditions. The images captured and shown below are events of testing various […]

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Google Teases Android 8.0 Oreo With Oreo Images, Unveiling Soon

22 Feb

After Nougat was used for Android 7.0, the next letter that falls for next Android firmware version is ‘O’, with that in mind, Google recently teased an Oreo image that indicates towards next Android 8.0 version Oreo. See Also:Nintendo Switch Development Kit Will Be Available For $400 Not only Google, but a Google employee over […]

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New AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Processor Photos Leaked

21 Feb

New leaked images courtesy of Xfastest are finally giving us a new and up close look at the upcoming AMD Ryzen 7 1700X processor. The top of the processor chip clearly brands the processor as part of the Ryzen lineup with the full processor name, AMD Ryzen 7 1700X mentioned whereas the bottom is standard […]

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Buying a Switch? Reserve your Nintendo Account ID now, before someone legs it with all the good names

21 Feb

Switch owners-to-be should secure their desired usernames now, before somebody else does it.

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Switch introduces a new suite of Nintendo online services called, uh, Nintendo Online Service, and it doesn’t use the same old Nintendo Network ID as you’ve been using on 3DS or Wii U. No, it’s Nintendo Account now.

Destructoid reports Nintendo has added some new features to the Nintendo Accounts home page in advance of the Switch release next week, so hurry on over and sign in. Just go to the User ID section and click Edit to reserve your ID.

If you don’t yet have a Nintendo Account, you can set one up now. Log in with your existing Nintendo Network ID, a range of social network IDs, or email; complete the two-factor authentication process; and bob’s your uncle. You’ll be all set up in advance of Switch and Nintendo Online Service, and you can choose your online name.

There are some decent benefits to getting a Nintendo Account set up, not least that you’ll need one of these IDs to use the Switch eShop and use Nintendo Online Service. In a notable improvement over the old Nintendo Network ID system, purchases made via your Nintendo Account for Switch are locked to that ID, not to the hardware they were made on – a great change from the 3DS and Wii U days.

Although Nintendo Accounts are free, you’ll have to pay a monthly subscription for Nintendo Online Service, like PlayStation Plus and Xbox Live. It’ll be free at launch, though – probably because several key features will be missing. Probably sensible of Nintendo to soft-launch, though.

Nintendo Account launched in March 2016 and is platform-agnostic, allowing users to make purchases and set them to auto-download via websites and app as well as on Nintendo hardware. It’s also the platform for My Nintendo, the new loyalty program.

Nintendo Switch game download sizes confirmed – you’re going to need an SD card

20 Feb

Extra memory is something you should consider for your Nintendo Switch, judging by the file sizes of these digital games.

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Nintendo’s official Japanese site has published the download sizes for a number of digital games releasing on the Nintendo Switch in the near future.

Individually, a lot of the games will have no issue fitting on the console’s internal storage, but you won’t be able to install many of them. Zelda: Breath of the Wild, for instance, requires 13.4GB of free space, whereas Mario Kart 8 Deluxe takes up a decent 8GB.

The biggest hit, however, comes from the Dragon Quest Heroes games, which take up 32GB of space combined. Nintendo even added a note to recommend installing them on an SD card.

Here’s the full list (via Gamespot):

  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild – 13.4GB
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe – 8GB
  • Puyo Puyo Tetris – 1.09GB
  • Disgaea 5 – 5.92GB
  • Snipperclips – 1.60GB
  • I Am Setsuna – 1.40GB
  • Dragon Quest Heroes 1 & 2 – 32GB
  • Nobunaga’s Ambition – 5GB

These sizes are not very large, all things considered, but given how small the console’s internal memory is, you will have to delete and reinstall games if you didn’t fork out for an SD card. The most recent Switch leak confirmed that after installing the main firmware, we’ll be left with around 25.9GB of usable space.

That’s not a lot, but thankfully 32Gb and 64GB SD cards are relatively affordable.

The Nintendo Switch is out starting March 3, along with Zelda: Breath of the Wild, and a number of other titles.

AMD Ryzen CPUs Pictured, Leaked Review Samples, End Product Aesthetic

20 Feb

We have been waiting for AMD Ryzen CPUs for almost a year now and with only a few days to go, we now how pictures of what the AMD Ryzen CPUs will look like with the branding. We have already seen the box and there have been a couple of listings here and there but we […]

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Bethesda Praises Nintendo Switch But Not Sure If It Will Be A Success

20 Feb

Nintendo has partnered with dozens of third-party publishers and developers for its upcoming hybrid console, Nintendo Switch. Since the reveal of the console many devs and publishers have praised it and now Bethesda has also complimented Nintendo Switch, but the company is unsure if the console will be a success or not. Also See: Switch […]

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Nintendo says early sale Switch units were stolen, and everyone involved has been fired

20 Feb

Switch units in the wild may result in criminal charges for those who helped them run free.

Switch fever peaked last week when some dodgy shakycam footage showing the Switch setup menu and UI as well as a Switch unboxing video made some corners of the Internet wild with envy.

Hiphoptherobot said at the time that a retailer had supplied the Switch unit early, presumably by mistake; they even said several times that they wouldn’t be talking about the matter if they had done anything shady. Unfortunately it looks like they were taken in by someone else, as the Switch was stolen.

“Earlier this week, individuals claimed to prematurely purchase a small number of Nintendo Switch systems from an unspecified retailer,” Nintendo told IGN.

“Nintendo has determined these units were stolen in an isolated incident by employees of a US distributor, with one system being illegally resold. The individuals involved have been identified, terminated from their place of employment and are under investigation by local law enforcement authorities on criminal charges.”

The original poster of last week’s Switch videos has confirmed this includes their Switch unit. “Nintendo has the console back and I am personally not in any trouble,” they said in an update posted on posted on NeoGAF.

They also said they’d unknowingly bought a stolen Switch, and that everyone has “been very nice and reasonable” throughout the return process – but that they don’t expect to get their money back. The full thread is worth a read, although it’s light on details as the OP is understandably a bit wary of sharing too much.

Switch launches March 3. Buy it from a shop on or after that date. Anybody who offers you an early one is probably doing something dodgy.

A full Switch interface Nintendo Direct is expected this week, if the videos are pulled in the meantime and you’re dying to take a peek.

Samsung Galaxy S8 Colors And Pricing Leak, Black, Gold, And Orchid Gray

18 Feb

Samsung Galaxy S8 is one of the most anticipated smartphones of the year and it is a means of redemption for Samsung after what happened with the Note 7. A lot is at stake here for the company and it is safe to say that the Samsung Galaxy S8 need to be perfect in order for […]

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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Priced At $389.99, Intel i7 6800K Priced At $409.99

18 Feb

We recently saw some leaked prices for AMD Ryzen in Europe but now we have some prices in USD. It seems that the chips will be pretty cheap as compared to how they are priced in Europe if these leaks are to be taken to heart. Another thing to note here is that the AMD Ryzen […]

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New Thermaltake PCIe 3.0 Extender, Show Off Your Vertical Mounted GPU

18 Feb

Thermaltake PCIe 3.0 extender has been revealed and using this you can show off your GPU in all its glory provided that you have a case that allows you to mount your GPU vertically. While some people do care about the looks of their builds it is unfortunate that not all PC parts are made […]

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AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Vega Preview Confirmed at Capsaicin & Cream

18 Feb

With the Capsaicin & Cream event coming up later this month we all expected to see some Vega action from team red and while we were pretty sure that we would get to see something Vega related there was nothing official until now. AMD has confirmed that they will be giving us more information regarding AMD […]

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Cisco Paying 125 Million In Compensation For Intel Atom C2000 Bug

18 Feb

Usually Intel hardware is very reliable and while chips do have bugs they are not critical. It seems that the case is different when it comes to the Intel Atom C2000. Intel Atom C2000 has a serious flaw that is bricking hardware and rendering products useless. Cisco has been deeply affected by this issue and is preparing […]

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Nvidia Will Power Japan’s fastest AI Super Computer, Tsubame 3.0 Launching This Summer

18 Feb

Nvidia will partner with Tokyo Institute of technology for Japan’s fastest AI supercomputer known as Tsubame 3.0. Tsubame 3.0 is said to be much better than its predecessor Tsubame 2.5, Nvidia will provide the Pascal-based Tesla P1000 GPU technology, accelerating the performance in Tsubame 3.0. See Also: Nvidia GTX 1080 Ti Launch At GDC GeForce […]

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Russian Nvidia Fanboy Lost His Head in Argument, Murdered AMD Fanboy Friend

18 Feb

A friendly argument between two Russian friends turned into violence when Russian Nvidia fanboy murdered his AMD fanboy friend over Nvidia vs AMD debate. Russian Nvidia fanboy grabbed the kitchen knife and hacked his friend. Moments later, he was stabbed further for 11 more times after he was dead. He then burned the body to […]

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Russian Nvidia Fanboy Lost His Head in Argument, Murdered AMD Fanboy Friend

18 Feb

A friendly argument between two Russian friends turned into violence when Russian Nvidia fanboy murdered his AMD fanboy friend over Nvidia vs AMD debate. Russian Nvidia fanboy grabbed the kitchen knife and hacked his friend. Moments later, he was stabbed further for 11 more times after he was dead. He then burned the body to […]

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Apple iPhone 8 Will Drop Physical Button, Extending Screen Size, Virtual Buttons, Says a Rumor

18 Feb

We covered the previous rumor that Apple will remove the home button in its next iPhone, now, a new rumor surfaced the internet that Apple iPhone 8 will come out in 5.8inches of screen size, the bezels will be removed by a function area reserved for virtual buttons. The latest rumor was leaked by analyst […]

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Resident Evil 7 was the best-selling game of January 2017, Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, other heavy-hitters play musical chairs

17 Feb

The NPD group has released hardware and software figures for January 2017 and it should come as no surprise that PlayStation 4 and Resident Evil 7 topped the respective sectors.

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January 2017 NPD at a glance

Resident Evil 7 tops software charts

PS4 was best-selling console

PC software spend declined 12% year-over-year

All categories – accessories, hardware, software – down 4% year-over-year

Compare month-on-month: December 2016

Compare year-over-year: January 2016

While hardware sales declined, software was up 14% to $313 million. NPD attributed the increase to Resident Evil 7’s release, especially when comparing the year-over-year (yoy) release slates.

It’s also worth noting Resident Evil 7 was only on the market for five days when the NPD reporting period ended.

“With only five days in the market, Resident Evil 7 was the best-selling game in January,” said NPD analyst Sam Naji. “The last time Capcom had the best-selling game of the month (in dollar sales) was in March 2009 with Resident Evil 5.”

First-person shooters Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare and Battlefield 1 were still two of the best-selling games for the month, and neither title has fallen off the chart since release in fall 2016.

Overwatch also returned after dropping off the NPD software list in October.

The rise in sales could possibly be attributed to various discount offers or the Overwatch Year of the Rooster event; however, that’s just conjecture on our part as NPD didn’t elaborate on why Overwatch was once again charting. It was, however, one of the best-selling games of 2016 per NPD’s yearly report in January.

Action titles Grand Theft Auto 5 and Watch Dogs 2 also remained on the chart, while sports titles Madden NFL 17 and FIFA 17 remained popular with US consumers as well.

PC software came in at $16 million, a 12% decline yoy from $18 million.

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NPD Software Top Ten January 2017

You’ll notice not much changed on the chart since December 2016, as the heavy hitters played musical chairs and that’s about it.

The biggest changes were the entry of new releases Resident Evil 7 and Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue – the second best-selling PS4 title for the month.

Pokemon Sun and Moon and Final Fantasy 15 fell off the chart, and again, Overwatch reentered it.

The full NPD software chart is below, but keep in mind not all digital stores report sales data. Some publishers who sell through the PlayStation and Xbox Stores report data, but others do not. For example: Microsoft, Sony and Blizzard (Battle.net) do not report first-party sales.

  1. Resident Evil 7 (PS4, Xbox One)
  2. Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  3. Grand Theft Auto 5 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  4. Battlefield 1 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  5. NBA 2K17 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  6. Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue (PS4)
  7. Madden NFL 17 (PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)
  8. Watch Dogs 2 (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  9. Overwatch (PC, PS4, Xbox One)
  10. FIFA 17 (PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

This month, NPD also started reporting catalog sales of titles from the first six months of availability – starting with month seven (thanks, MCV). The winning publisher in the category for January 2017 was Take-Two and it was also the top publisher for 2016. NPD attributed this to continued sales of GTA 5.

NPD Hardware January 2017

Last week, the initial NPD report had PS4 topping hardware followed by Xbox One – which according to Microsoft enjoyed year-over-year (yoy) growth compared to January 2016.

PS4 sold the most units, with Xbox One coming in second place, and Nintendo’s Nintendo Classic Mini: NES in third.

“The PlayStation 4 was the best-selling hardware (in units sold) during January 2017,” said NPD analyst Sam Naji. “And for the fourth consecutive month, PlayStation 4 Slim System 500GB Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Bundle was the top-selling PS4 sku in terms of units sold.”

For the month of January 2017, hardware totaled $127 million, a decline of 19% yoy compared to $157 million in 2016.

Accessories declined 17% yoy to $155, with toys-to-life skus (ex: Skylanders, amiibo, Lego Dimensions) showing the biggest decline.

Total spent in the US on accessories, hardware and software for the month January hit $611 million. While that’s indeed as large figure, it’s 4% less compared to $637 million spent in 2016.

NPD said the lower figure was due to a decline in hardware sales and general lack of growth.

MSI AERO ITX Series Released: Features GTX 1070, 1060, 1050

17 Feb

The new MSI AERO ITX series has been released and it features small form factor GPUs. These GPUs are based on the Nvidia Pascal architecture and come in compact sizes. The GPUs featured in this MSI AERO ITX Series are the GTX 1070, GTX 1060 as well as the GTX 1050. Earlier MSI teased a new small […]

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