June 10, 2016

Geforce 1070 Arrives In Canada

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

The next generation of Nvidia’s flagship GPUs – the Geforce 1070 & Geforce 1080 –have been all the rage in the PC enthusiast community and are the obvious choice for those looking to be on the cutting edge. In a promotional email sent out to Canadians registered for Nvidia’s email blasts, the company informed potential users that both graphics cards were now back in stock.

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Based upon Nvidia’s Pascal architecture the 10-series offers up 3 times the performance of the previous generation 900 series cards. Both the 1070 and 1080 are VR Ready but they also give a significant boost to existing titles like CD Projeckt Red’s The Witcher III and Square Enix’s Rise of The Tomb Raider.

All of this power comes at a cost, of course, the Geforce 1070 is priced around $449 CDN, so I suppose it isn’t for the faint of heart or those whose wallet might be hugely impacted by the price-point. Check out Nvidia’s official website for more information on Canadian vendors for this card. Surely Nvidia will have a huge presence at this years E3.

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PS4 Neo Will Not Be At E3. Console Confirmed By Sony Exec Andrew House

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Rae Michelle Richards

Rumors of an upgraded PlayStation 4 have been floating around for a quite a few months and have even included leak technical specs. Those rumors can pretty much cease now that Sony’s Chief Global Executive, Andrew House, has confirmed to The Financial Times that the upgraded console will debut alongside the existing PS4 model from November 2013.

It is intended to sit alongside and complement the standard PS4 … We will be selling both [consoles] through the life cycle.”


Confirmation of the PS4 Neo comes ahead of Sony’s upcoming E3 press conference, according to house the upgraded PlayStation will not be making an appearance. He did however confirm the longstanding rumor that PlayStation 4 games will have a ‘Neo mode’ as well as backwards compatibility with the existing console once the Neo ships.

Whatever Sony announces in Los Angeles we will bring it to you. Both Fionna and myself will be at the Sony press conference on Monday evening.


CD Projekt trademarks Gwent card game

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

Fans of CD Projekt red have long lamented the severe lack of opportunities for them to play Gwent, that stellar in game trading card game that appeared in the Witcher 3. Present in the Witcher 3, Gwent seems to be as wide spread in the world of Geralt as Sabbac is in Star Wars. New filings discovered by Nerd leaks now suggest that the studio recently filed for two trademarks with the European Union Intellectual Property Office, one for Gwent—which appears to be an expansion of a 2015 trademark filing of the same name—and the other, more tellingly, for Gwent: The Witcher Card Game. Now if you never got the chance to play it Gwent is a bit like hearth stone, its a collecting and fighting card game. In case you want to see it in action here is a good video review. The Gwent filing also came with a logo, Which is the one you can see above this article. The filing is in the right place for this type of game at least covering computer games and videogames in various formats, online gaming services, and also doodads like jewelry, medallions, key rings, statues, clothing, writing instruments, stationery, and luggage.

It just makes a lot of sense for this game to exist. Card games are big money, players spend thousands of dollars in Hearth Stone, Magic the Gathering Online, and other online card battle games. Bethesda also recently threw their hat in to the card game ring with their Elder Scrolls Card game,CD Projekt has a great track record, and if you have ever played Gwent, you know its not the standard Magic the Gathering Clone, but rather a whole unique different type of game, employing a three tiered combat system and some other complex systems that as far as I am aware have not yet been implemented elsewhere.


The Legend of Zelda x Miitomo retweet event

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Jason Nason

After the successful Splatoon x Miitomo retweet event, Nintendo is at ait again. This latest retweet event will cross over Nintendo’s mobile application with The Legend of Zelda.

All Miitomo users will receive a “Link’s new hair wig” if at least 10,000 retweets are reached from one of three official tweets from Nintendo’s accounts with the hashtag #Miitomo_Zelda_RT. If 20,000 retweets are reached then all users will also a “Link wig” for their Mii character.

The deadline for the retweets was set at June 13th, 2016 at 10:59 a.m. ET, but as of now that number has already been blown out of the water. Being a worldwide retweet event the total retweets are being combined.

Combined retweets so far have already reached 32,000 retweets.

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Review: Score Rush Extended

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Erika

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Simplicity, thy name is Score Rush Extended. For those not familiar with Xona Games‘ previous Xbox LIVE Indie Games entry, Score Rush, Score Rush Extended is a 2D wide-screen bullet hell shmup that while it’s simplistic, it’s fun as heck to play. A lot of shmups I’ve played over the years usually kept getting more and more things added to them to try to keep them unique with their own flair, like upgradable attacks, defenses, various art styles, and so on. While this can keep players playing the game, or back in my day, feeding arcade machines quarters, bullet hell shmups can get overtly complicated. Score Rush Extended does the opposite and keeps overall gameplay quite simple with gameplay, design, art style, and music.

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Call of Cthulhu gets its first trailer

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

popular table top RPG system Call of Cthulhu will soon be coming to PC’s near you. Focus home interactive, makers of other great simulation titles like Blood Bowl, Farming Simulator, and Battle Fleet Gothic, are now now bringing their talents for adapting table-top games to Call of Cthulhu. Fans of the system might remember that there was an earlier adaptation taking in 2006 headed up by none other than Bethesda (Elder Scrolls, Fall Out) along with Ubisoft and 2K games. This adaptation however is different, as it is an RPG-Investigation title, packed with psychological horror and stealth mechanics. Rather than a shooter.

In Call of Cthulhu, players will control Edward Pierce, a former veteran and private investigator in 1920s Boston. Pierce will be investigating the tragic and mysterious death of Sarah Hawkins and her family in Darkwater Island. The game’s E3 Trailer showcases this disturbing Island and the eerie Hawkins Family Mansion, and gives a glimpse at how the intensity of the investigation will slowly start chipping away at your Sanity. Insanity and the Cthulhu Mythos have long been entwined – as your investigation brings you closer to Cthulhu’s sphere of influence, madness will progressively engulf your senses, leaving you to increasingly question what is real and what is illusory.

Feast your eyes on the dark locales of the the very first trailer for the all new game! What do you think, good or bad idea? Tell us on Twitter or Facebook!


The Division Now Bans Cheaters Permanently on the First Offense

Posted on June 10, 2016 by Fionna Schweit

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Many bad things have recently been said about The Division, which it would seem to many people has lost its way. Ubisoft has certainty not done a great job up till now dealing with cheaters, providing new content, and fixing broken exploitative content at all. Well now it seems they have head the cries of their fans and will at least attempt to remedy some of the worst cheaters in the game.

anyone still playing the division will tell you happily that the game is broken, that PvP is unusable, and that they still love the game, god only knows why. The dark zone in particular has been literally unusable due to cheaters and exploiters. Since the best of the game’s loot is contained in that zone, and you have to do an extraction that globally notifies everyone on the map you are extracting in order to be able to get good gear.

In a blog post today, Ubisoft talks about how it took action last month against more than 30,000 accounts for cheating, banning 3,800 accounts permanently in the process. “This led to a significantly improved experience, particularly in the Dark Zone,” it says. But if reports on the main Subreddit of the game are any indication this was not nearly enough.  The post goes on to clarify “Following this campaign of suspensions and bans, it also became clear that while huge progress has been made in terms of cheat detection, our 14 day suspension on first offense policy has not been dissuasion enough,” its post continues. “Judging from your feedback, and based on what we witnessed when cheaters came back to the game, we have now decided to push our policy one step further: we will now start applying permanent bans on first offense when players are caught using cheat engines and we will communicate clearly when new ban waves are taking place.”

So there it is, right from god the words of UbiSoft themselves. 14 day bans are out for players who cheat (exploiters are not named as cheaters in this instance) and in their place are much longer life time account bans. Despite the dozens of posts that have been made and Ubisoft saying “take all steps necessary to track down cheaters and make sure they cannot spoil your enjoyment of the game.” its honestly still not enough for me. the game sever lack of content basically still means that even with out cheaters, those who were able to exploit the game to get top level gear will always have a huge advantage, and fixing that is no easy task at all. Cheating has been present in this game since the Beta, and I have no faith in Ubisoft being able to stop or control it this late in the game.


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