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Four big stories from E3 2017: Xbox One X, Super Mario Odyssey, Ubisoft, Spider-Man – Tech News

Spidey works to save civilians and makes sure the bad guys don’t fall to their deaths. — AFP Relaxnews A US$499 (RM2,130) price for the Xbox One X encourages console fans to value premium performance, a Super Mario Odyssey hat leads fans to question the nature of Mario’s existence, and Spider-Man differentiates itself from the superhero action genre’s standard, the Batman: Arkham franchise.  Xbox One X pegs US$499 price Four years after the Xbox One …

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Weekend tech reading: GF launches 7nm FinFET, PC vs Xbox One X on pricing, FCC held cell phones back for decades

GlobalFoundries on track to deliver leading-performance 7nm FinFET technology GlobalFoundries today announced the availability of its 7nm Leading-Performance (7LP) FinFET semiconductor technology, delivering a 40 percent generational performance boost to meet the needs of applications such as premium mobile processors, cloud servers and networking infrastructure. Design kits are available now, and the first customer products based on 7LP are expected to launch in the first half of 2018, with volume production ramping in the second …

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EA have a new tech division who are trying to create virtual humans

EA announced a new division at today’s EA Play conference. The new team is committed to developing cutting-edge technology for use in future games from the studio.  If you want to play with another human, for now you best try our list of the best multiplayer games.  The internal incubator is called SEED, which stands for the ‘Search for Extraordinary Experiences Division’. The division was announced by EA executive vice president Patrick Söderlund.  Söderlund says …

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New PC games feature space action, dark futures and hard driving – Tech News

In Dirt 4, gamers can go off-road racing from the comfort of their PC monitors. — dpa Abandon your desk job for an adventure in a futuristic, cyberpunk world. Or if that’s not enough, you could try space politics instead.  Here’s a selection of some of the hottest new games out now for PCs. Adventures in space and diplomacy Sega’s turn-based strategy game Endless Space 2 is now available to all gamers after its early …

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iPhone 8 release date to blame for Nintendo Switch stock SHORTAGE | Tech | Life & Style

NINTENDO • APPLE Smartphone manufacturer Apple might be behind the shortage affecting Nintendo Switch supplies Apple could be to blame for the ongoing Nintendo Switch stock shortage, a new report has sensationally claimed. As the Cupertino-based company readies itself for the launch of its next flagship smartphone – purportedly dubbed Apple iPhone 8 – Nintendo is being forced to limit its sales targets for its latest games console, Nintendo Switch. According to the Wall Street …

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Your PC gaming weekend: win a musical RPG, big FFXIV changes, lots of PC tech news, and more!

Happy June! Yes, we’re in June already, and you know that that means – E3 is only a couple weeks away. Still, that’s a couple of weeks to cram as much gaming in as possible before, all of a sudden, you’re overwhelmed with game announcements up to your eyeballs. You’ll hardly be able to concentrate on the games that you can play right now when that happens. So, while you can, let’s jump into some …

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Nvidia’s Max-Q tech is for powerful gaming laptops that don’t look like gaming laptops

Nvidia has announced Max-Q at Computex Taipei today, a new design approach that’s intended to enable thin, light, and quiet laptops with strong gaming performance. The company says that the Max-Q spec can cut the power consumption of a GTX 1080 in half, for example, allowing it to be used in an ultraportable notebook. Nvidia is working from the principle that you get diminishing returns at some point when increasing performance capability, and Max-Q software …

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NVIDIA Max-Q tech makes gaming laptops ridiculously thin

The PC industry seems to have finally realized that while gamers want all the power they can squeeze out of a laptop, they don’t necessarily want to carrry their desk on their backs. We are starting to see the emergence of thin and lightweight gaming laptops that, while definitely thinner than old bricks, are still not what you’d exactly consider “thin”. NVIDIA is aiming to change all that with its new Max-Q design approach that …

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Nvidia’s Max-Q tech can make gaming laptops as thin as a MacBook Air | VentureBeat | PC Gaming

Graphics chip maker Nvidia introduced Max-Q, a new technology that will enable thinner, quieter, and faster gaming laptops. Laptops using the chips with Max-Q technology will debut from all major computer makers starting June 27, according to an announcement by CEO Jen-Hsun Huang in a speech at the Computex trade show in Taiwan. Max-Q is a new approach to designing chips, and Nvidia is using it to make existing chips better. It does so by making …

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Computex 2017: what to expect from the greatest (PC tech) show on earth

Computex is essentially the E3 of PC hardware. January’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES) may have all the glitz and glamour the aging, faded madame of Las Vegas can infuse it with, but Computex comes from the Asian heartland of PC technology and couldn’t give a crap about ever more expensive OLED TVs, annoyingly smart fridges or electric toothbrushes which chastise you for bad oral hygiene. Read more: the best gaming headsets money can buy. Because …

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Microsoft’s AR prototype glasses could be the horror game tech of your nightmares

Tech companies don’t often make great strides by mistake, but Microsoft may have inadvertently changed the horror game genre with their new lightweight augmented reality glasses prototype. Every pants-wetting horror game needs good audio, and every horror fan needs good headphones. Check out our guide to the best gaming headsets. Microsoft have been working on a true holographic display that fits in a pair of glasses. Far from the bulky AR headsets we’re used to, …

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New PC games: jump and run nostalgia and Lego heroes – Tech News

Yooka-Laylee brings back the charm of the jump and run classics of the late 90s with colourful characters and entertaining levels. — dpa With the latest batch of new PC games to hit the market, you can choose between the nostalgic 90s gaming experience, childhood Lego playtime and, of course, old school action-packed shooters. Travel back to the Jump & Run days Yooka-Laylee brings back the charm of the jump and run classics of the late …

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The Surge PC graphics, performance and 4K analysis – the PCGamesN tech review

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube The Dark Souls series may be over, but the spirit of the franchise lives on strong not just through other FromSoftware games, but in the many titles influenced by them, too. Among that number is The Surge, Deck 13’s challenging sci-fi RPG. As a lower-budget game, The Surge isn’t quite a graphical powerhouse but could, potentially, be lacking in optimisation due to limited resources. Does it perform as good as …

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Super Mario Odyssey leads Nintendo plan for E3 2017 – Tech News

Super Mario Odyssey takes the unusual step of featuring both a human world and the Mushroom Kingdom. — AFP Relaxnews Three days of live streaming from the Electronic Entertainment Expo will be delivered by Nintendo starting June 13, 2017.  Super Mario Odyssey is shaping up to become the console company’s tentpole showcase, with Nintendo introducing it to E3 2017 attendees as a playable title on the show floor. And where Super Smash Bros. for Wii …

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Console Gets Even More Backwards Compatibility Games, New System Version Patch Detailed : Tech : koreaportal

Microsoft Holds Its Xbox 2016 Briefing During Annual E3 Gaming Conference The new Xbox One update 2017 showcases a bevy of backward compatible game titles, new system version update details and the console’s upcoming new feature. Microsoft is certainly not slowing down when it comes to improving their next-generation game system. First off, the tech giant teased their new console variant dubbed the Xbox Scorpio, a console that is reported to have a 100 …

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