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E3 2016: PlayStation VR check-in, more titles announced for the launch

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As expected, PlayStation spent a lot of their extravaganza showcasing the capabilities of their VR unit, and added a few extra titles to the list of 50 games playable upon its release on October 13th. Here’s a quick look at the newest titles on the VR block: Resident Evil 7 This one’s the big release. Though not releasing until January 24th 2017, the next instalment of the Resident Evil franchise will be […]

E3 2016: Detroit: Become Human Trailer

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Sony and Quantic Dream (developer of Heavy Rain and Beyond Two Souls) have presented a new trailer detailing their current PlayStation exclusive project, Detroit: Become Human.  The game is set in the futuristic city of Detroit, in which human-like androids are utilised to complete many of the tedious tasks and roles that humans no longer want. Deviant androids have started to appear however, and are rising up against their masters. The game […]

E3 2016: Halo Wars 2 releases February 2017, beta available now

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At their E3 briefing, Microsoft revealed two trailers for Halo Wars 2, an RTS game set in the Halo universe, announced that Halo Wars 2 will be releasing next year on the 21st of February. Developed by Creative Assembly, Halo Wars 2 will follow the events of the first game, and continue the story of the Spirit of Fire – introducing the ‘Banished’, a new faction led by a powerful warlord […]

Microsoft unveils Project Scorpio – a 4K, VR-ready, supercharged Xbox One

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At its E3 media briefing earlier this morning, Microsoft lifted the lid off Project Scorpio. Described by Microsoft as the “most powerful console ever,” it promises to be a supercharged and VR-ready Xbox One – and it could be yours when it arrives in stores Christmas next year. According to Microsoft, Project Scorpio will feature “true” 4K resolution, an eight-core CPU, six teraflops of GPU power, and run at 60Hz. […]

Microsoft reveals Xbox One S – smaller, lighter, and with 4K support

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After being leaked yesterday, Microsoft finally confirmed that it will introduce a new version of the Xbox One, called the Xbox One S. It promises to be smaller and lighter than its predecessor. The Xbox One S features a new design and is painted white. Microsoft notes that it is 40 percent smaller than the original Xbox One, and has responded to fan requests by allowing it to be placed horizontally […]

Apple renames OS X to macOS, adds Siri and Apple Pay

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As expected, Apple announced the next version of OS X – dubbed Sierra – at this year’s Worldwide Developers Conference and it incorporates a number of huge changes. The first change you might need to get used to is its name, however. Unsurprisingly, the name “OS X” is being dumped in favour of “macOS”. The change just makes it consistent with its other operating systems – iOS for tablets and […]

Apple unveils iOS 10 – the “biggest iOS release ever”

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“This is the biggest iOS release ever for our users,” said Craig Federighi at this year’s WWDC when introducing the next version of iOS. The new version will include ten major new features, including an improved user experience, home automation, and significant changes to a number of key apps like Apple Music and Messages. First and foremost, Apple has slightly changed the interface in iOS 10. Notifications look different and heavily utilise 3D Touch, allowing […]

Apple’s watchOS 3 promises faster performance, updated interface, handwriting recognition

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WWDC often focuses heavily on software, and this year’s event is no exception. Apple has revealed the next version of watchOS, and it is promising faster app performance – all thanks to Instant Launch. Instant Launch basically moves all apps – both third-party and built-in apps – to the watch’s memory, and will update information in the background even if the user is not using the app currently. This will, […]

Apple reveals Swift Playgrounds – new iPad app to teach people how to code

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In order to get more people learn how to code, Apple has unveiled a brand new iPad app called Swift Playgrounds. Aimed largely at students, it features a number of programming lessons and tutorials to create real apps that can be shared to friends using Mail, Messages or even the web. Programming lessons developed by Apple will teach the fundamentals – including creating functions, perform loops, and using conditional statements. […]

Apple TV gets new Siri features, small improvements

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Apple unveiled some improvements to Apple TV at this year’s WWDC, especially with Siri. Users can now search for movies by topics, search YouTube videos, and manage HomeKit-connected accessories. You can also ask Siri to go directly to a live channel inside of a supported app (for example, tell Siri to “Watch ESPN” will launch a live stream of ESPN) – however, this will probably be more useful in the […]

E3 2016: Frank West is back in Dead Rising 4

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Just announced at Microsoft’s Xbox E3 Briefing early this morning, Capcom’s open-world zombie series, Dead Rising will have a fourth addition to the highly successful franchise: Dead Rising 4 – coming this holiday season. Unlike previous iteration of the series, this new game will not feature a new playable character. Instead, fan-favourite and protagonist: Frank West, first appearing the original game, will be returning in Dead Rising 4, seamlessly ending up […]

E3 2016: Forza is heading Down Under

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Following the success of Forza Horizon and Forza Horizon 2, Microsoft announced during their E3 Briefing that Forza Horizon 3 will be for the Xbox One and Windows 10. However, unlike the previous games, which were set in USA and Europe; this time the festival will be set in Australia. Seen in the announcement trailer, the Horizon Festival will take place in various locations around Australia, encapsulating the beauty of […]

E3 2016: Microsoft goes big with Gears of War 4

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Kickstarting Microsoft’s Xbox E3 Briefing, Rod Ferguson from The Coalition announced new information about one of their upcoming game, Gears of War 4. The game will feature a new gamemode called Horde 3.0, an update version of their horde mode from previous games, and new multiplayer options. Gears of War 4 will be one of Microsoft’s new initiative: Xbox Plays Anywhere – allowing gamers to cross-play between their Xbox One […]

E3 2016: ReCore characters introduced and new gameplay

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At the Xbox E3 2016 briefing, we got our first look at ReCore gameplay. One of the most refreshing trailers shown last year, we finally get introduced to the characters you’ll be seeing in the game. The game is being developed by Armature Studio alongside Keiji Inafune and his team at Comcept. The game takes place in the dangerous world of Far Eden, where we play as Joule Adams, one of the last remaining […]

Microsoft goes big on social, acquires LinkedIn for US$26.2 billion

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Microsoft has announced today that it will acquire LinkedIn for US$26.2 billion – or US$196 per share – in an all-cash deal. The move will allow Microsoft to leverage LinkedIn’s 433 million users to build out new services for enterprise, and drive engagement to its other enterprise cloud services like Office 365 and Dynamics CRM. According to Microsoft, LinkedIn will retain its independence and branding. LinkedIn’s CEO Jeff Weiner will […]