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Someone just bought close to $400 million worth of Bitcoin

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: 11 hours ago

We all know that the cryptocurrency market has been turbulent over the last few weeks, but the price of Bitcoin has begun surging again and in the middle of all of this crypto chaos, someone purchased a huge $400 million worth of BTC.




The anonymous trader has a BTC address of 3Cbq7aT1tY8kMxWLbitaG7yT6bPbKChq64, with this person purchasing the large sum of BTC between February 9-12, taking their balance from 55,000 BTC to a huge 96,650. Who was it? Some say it was Wall St buying at the new bottom, which makes sense.


Jeff Koyen, president of 360 Blockchain USA said: "In the meantime, the $400 million whale is fuel for the Telegram channels where traders lay out their conspiracy theories. However, I am willing to believe that, seeing bitcoin bottom around $6,000, Wall Street smelled blood and jumped back in".

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Dragon Ball FighterZ first DLC unlocks Broly, Bardock

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 22 hours, 16 mins ago

Dragon Ball FighterZ's first mystery DLC character pack has been revealed thanks to a Japanese magazine.




With its impressively accurate visual style and action-packed chaos, Arc Systemwork's massively popular Dragon Ball fighting game has taken the button-mashing community by storm. But now the game's character roster is about to expand with a new paid DLC pack that will unlock two classic DBZ Saiyan badasses: Broly, who hates Goku with a deep blood-curdling rage, and Bardock, Goku's father.


The info was spotted on the latest issue of V-Jump, but the publication didn't say how much the pack would cost. We do have some info on each of their moves though: Broly's super attack will be called Gigantic Meteor, whereas Bardock's special, Revenger Assault, transforms him into a Super Saiyan (yesssss!).


There's no word on an official release as of yet, but Bandai Namco is assuredly eager to keep engagement up with the fighting game with a slew of new DLC packs and updates--so keep a look out.

Final Fantasy XV PC mods can be whimsical and absurd

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day ago

Square Enix is making good on its promise to introduce PC mods into Final Fantasy XV in the best way: with cactaurs.




With mogs/moogles, cactaurs and cutesy chocobos (not to mention Goobbue pets), the Final Fantasy is known for its whimsical hilarity, and now that spirit will carry on with Final Fantasy XV's upcoming PC mods. In a new clip Square Enix shows off some of the things gamers can do with the power of their self-created mods, including transforming every NPC into human-sized cactaurs. This should carry over with a ton of enemies--maybe even the huge Adamantoise?!


Final Fantasy XV's Windows Edition will launch quite soon on March 6, and when it does, it will have "ongoing mod support." However there's no confirmation that mods will be switched live upon launch, and if so, the toolset will likely be limited to start with. But the fact that Square Enix is even doing this at all really underlines my recent point that FFXV is the new Skyrim (for many reasons other than mods).

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Atari gets into crypto, offers Atari Token and Pong Token

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: 1 day, 17 hours ago

Atari is trying to make itself relevant in a new world filled with cryptocurrencies, so the company has unveiled two new cryptos: Atari Token and Pong Token.




The company has announced it has partnered with blockchain company Infinity Networks, where they will create tokens as part of an investment deal. First up, the Atari Token is for entertainment, with a press release detailing: "The company is developing a decentralized platform giving access to any form of digital entertainment,that is to say a very wide offer ranging from video games to movies and music. This platform, under development, will operate using a cryptocurrency, the Atari Token".


Pong Token is all about gaming, where it's explained as: "The second project in progress is the strengthening of the partnership with Pariplay, Ltd in the launch in 2018 of casino platforms allowing players to bet either in real money or with most crypto-currencies currently outstanding. These casino sites will offer many Atari games. To broaden the appeal of these new casinos, and once the Atari Token available, Atari has the project to launch Pong Token, a second Token dedicated to crypto-casinos and usable on these gaming sites. The details of this launch of crypto-casinos will be announced soon".


Atari is playing it smart, and is getting around regulation - they're calling their cryptocurrency "tokens" and not "coins". Atari is so concerned with regulation, that they added: "This press release is not to be published or distributed in the United States of America, Australia, Canada, Japan or Italy or any other jurisdiction in which the offering or sale of financial securities would be prohibited by law. in force. (sic)".

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AMD offers free Ryzen APU so owners can flash their firmware

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 day, 18 hours ago

There are some new AMD Ryzen APU owners that can't get their new Vega-powered APUs working in their socket AM4 motherboards, as they need a motherboard firmware update.




But how do you do that if your new Ryzen 5 2200/2400G processor doesn't work in your existing AM4 motherboard? This is where AMD is offering Ryzen APU owners a free "boot kit" that will help flash your firmware, with the kit including a dual-core A6 9500 APU from AMD.


AMD will send users the CPU but will require it back, something that will get you up and running. Pretty damn awesome of AMD to do that, so high-five to Team Red!

SanDisk now shipping 400GB microSD card, pumps 100MB/sec

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: 1 day, 19 hours ago

SanDisk unveiled its massive but super-small 400GB microSD card last year, but is only now shipping it, at least in the US for now.




The new SanDisk Ultra PLUS 400GB is designed for Android smartphones and tablets, cameras, and other devices that can take the massive 400GB of microSD storage. SanDisk's new 400GB microSD card has the following features:


  • Up to 400GB capacity for more full HD video storage
  • U1, V10 and Class 10 video rating, full HD video capture and playback;
  • Up to 100MB / s transfer speed Support up to 1200 photos in 1 minute;
  • A1 application performance level to support faster loading of applications;
  • Ideal for Android smartphones and tablets;
  • Waterproof, temperature, anti-X-ray, anti-magnetic, shockproof.


As for the price, we should expect it to hit shelves for $250.

System Shock reboot on 'hiatus' after raising $1.35 million

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 20 hours ago

After raising over $1.3 million on Kickstarter, developer Nightdive Studios has put its System Shock remake on hiatus, with the company putting out a statement and Polygon picking it up.



Nightdive Studios CEO Stephen Kick explained: "I have put the team on a hiatus while we reassess our path so that we can return to our vision. We are taking a break, but not ending the project. System Shock is going to be completed and all of our promises fulfilled".


Polygon has some sources familiar with the game, and said that "mission creep" along with unrealistic ambitions saw Nightdive burn through the $1.3 million raised on Kickstarter. In an interview with the site, director of business development Larry Kuperman said that the developer had a strategy to pitch the game to publishers so that they could get more funding, but it had failed.


Once the hiatus period is over, Kuperman has said that the team will begin work on the project again, but said that it won't see the light of day for at least "18 to 24 months" from now, even after being delayed into 2018.

DOOM-like 3D engine made out of MS excel formulas

By: Jak Connor | More News: Software | Posted: 2 days, 8 hours ago

What was once thought to be impossible has been done, a developer known C Bel has created a 3D DOOM-like engine only using Microsoft excel formula.



C Bel took to Gamasutra to announce the creation and explained in great detail how he went about designing and constructing the 3D engine through only using excel. According to the notes provided on the Gamasutra post, the spreadsheet engine is meant to be a DOOM-like representation, which to be fair deserves quite a lot of praise as the resemblance can very well be seen.


Contrary to popular belief, the engine currently supports a number of different functionalities, such as real-time raytracing, occlusion calculation and basic illumination rendering. Full a full breakdown on the creation C Bel has made, visit the full article here.

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New Oculus Real Time Strategy VR game coming free-to-play

By: Jak Connor | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 2 days, 9 hours ago

Hidden Path Entertainment, an American game developer has launched a completely free-to-play version of its upcoming VR real-time-strategy game.




The game titled Brass Tactics Arena will be offering infinite access to online play as well as co-op and a single player experience. Think of this free-to-play version as a demo of the full game, it is merely just a taste of what you could have if you decide to purchase the full version.


Players will be glad to know upon downloading the 'demo' they will have access to six hours of the single-player campaign as well as access to three game-play modes and finally a whole 20 maps to play on. Check the below images if you want to see some screenshots from the game.

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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will arrive on PC March 8th

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 10 hours ago

The successful co-op hack and slash experience Warhammer: Vermintide will be acquiring its next installment to the series, Warhammer: Vermmintide 2. The game will be debuting on March 8th.



The game will give players access to 5 playable heroes, each one is extremely different from the last. Above you will find a quick 3 minute video of the gameplay to expect in the new release. Warhammer: Vermintide 2 will be arriving on PC, Xbox One and PS4.


Players should also note there is Heroic Deed System that will create quests that "dramatically alter enemy composition, level settings, weapon use, and mission objectives."

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