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Last Build Date: Mon, 20 Nov 2017 19:15:02 -0600

 



Publishers should raise game prices, says analyst

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 18:23:02 -0600

Amid the Battlefront II microtransaction controversy, KeyBanc analyst Evan Wingren argues that the suspension of the game's in-game purchases is a risk, and that publishers should raise the prices of their games.

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Making video games is expensive, and big games-makers like Activision, Take-Two, EA, and Ubisoft typically spend the bulk...


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GIVEAWAY: OCZ TR200 3D BiCS FLASH SSDs thanks to Toshiba

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:16:55 -0600

Global entry! We have teamed up with OCZ and Toshiba to give away some awesome TR200 SSDs.

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We have three SSDs to giveaway in total to three lucky winners. One 480GB TR200 and two 240GB TR200 drives. How to Win Step 1 - Like our Facebook Fan Page. Step 2...


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Death Stranding in playable state, progressing on schedule

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:25:03 -0600

Death Stranding is progressing on schedule and should be ready for its scheduled release date.

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In a recent interview on Portuguese TV show La Noite, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima drops a few new details about Death Stranding, his new weird/bizarre action game. It's been a while since...


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Battlefront II almost had entirely cosmetic lootboxes

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 14:18:02 -0600

Battlefront II almost had a similar skin-based lootbox monetization path similar to Overwatch, sources tell Venture Beat.

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I'm sure by now you've heard about Battlefront II's hugely controversial lootboxes and progression system. DICE has been forced to not only overhaul the monetization system but they've actually pulled in-game...


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Cyberpunk 2077 should have online elements

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 10:56:50 -0600

Here at TweakTown we've covered CD Projekt RED's new game Cyberpunk 2077 for quite some time, but following the developer's recent remarks, some gamers think that Cyberpunk 2077 will be an entirely singleplayer experience. But our growing library of content on the game seems to say otherwise.

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Given the...


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Battle Royale craze extends to... OFFICE CHAIRS

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 03:06:01 -0600

Battlegrounds and Fortnite get all the Battle Royale hype right now, but that doesn't mean that we won't see more interesting... and maybe even on your feet, Battle Royale games.

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Enter this ridiculous new creation 'Last Man Sitting' from Kevin Suckert, with the new game set as a battle...


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Intel will wave goodbye to legacy BIOS support in 2020

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 01:52:02 -0600

Intel is working with motherboard makers to remove legacy BIOS support from their UEFI firmware by 2020, with a new client/enterprise platform future in 2020 that will lose CSM (compatibility support module).

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The CSM is a component that allows UEFI-unaware operating systems and bootable devices run on newer devices with...


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iMac Pro will feature A10 chip for always-on 'Hey Siri'

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 00:51:02 -0600

Apple's new iMac Pro is right around the corner, but now we're hearing that it will feature Apple's own mobile A10 Fusion processor that will be used for always-on 'Hey Siri' functionality.

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The use of the A10 Fusion mobile processor is a first for Apple, but it isn't all sunshine...


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EA stock prices see the dark side of Battlefront II issues

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:44:02 -0600

EA has made a fool of itself yet again, which really shouldn't come as a surprise anymore, but have no seen hundreds of millions of dollars wiped off their stock prices over the DLC debacle in Star Wars: Battlefront II.

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EA temporarily removed microtransactions from Battlefront II after an explosion...


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Canadian grocery chain the first with Tesla Semi truck order

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 23:00:02 -0600

Tesla blew the world away with the announcement and reveal of their new Semi electric truck, with the first customer pre-order coming in from Canadian grocery chain, Loblaws.

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Loblaws ordered 25 of Tesla's new Semi electric trucks, with 15 of them coming earlier to test, all without Tesla stating...


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HTC unveils new Hyper Blaster for VR will make Nintendo mad

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 22:16:28 -0600

HTC has just announced they've opened up pre-orders for their new range of products based on the Vive Tracker, something that allows any real-world object to be tracked in VR. This will open up many doors in the VR world, especially in gaming.

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Vive Tracker will see third-party products compatible...


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Enter our out-of-this-world 'Valerian' Blu-ray giveaway!

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:38:02 -0600

To celebrate the upcoming home video release of 'Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets,' we have ten Blu-ray copies to give away thanks to our friends at eOne Home Entertainment!

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A universe without boundaries needs heroes without limits. In the 28th century, Valerian (Dane DeHaan) and Laureline (Cara...


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Intel's new XMM 7660 LTE modem: 1.6Gbps speeds on your phone

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 20:35:02 -0600

Intel has just increased its threat against Qualcomm in a very big way by announcing their new XMM 7660 LTE modem, something that will really push the limits of download speeds over our mobile devices.

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The new XMM 7660 LTE modem from Intel is capable of reaching 1.6Gbps which is...


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Skyrim on Switch runs at native 900p resolution while docked

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 18:30:03 -0600

Now that Bethesda's titanic RPG Skyrim is available on the Switch, many gamers are asking the million dollar question: does it run well or did the team botch the job?

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Eurogamer's Digital Foundry dove right into the Nintendo Switch port of Skyrim for answers, and the results are actually pretty...


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THQ Nordic grabs Biomutant game rights and developer

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 15:24:02 -0600

Biomutant, an interesting-looking indie starring a bipedal sword-toting fox with a grasshopper companion, has been acquired by publisher THQ Nordic.

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Experiment 101, the team behind the celebrated Biomutant, has been snagged up by THQ Nordic along with the rights to the game's IP. The team is made up of...


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