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Survive a 'Murder on the Orient Express' in our Blu-ray give

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 12 hours, 40 mins ago

To celebrate the release of 'Murder on the Orient Express' on home video, we have five Blu-ray copies of the film to give away thanks to our friends at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.




Everyone is a Suspect. Kenneth Branagh directs and leads an all-star cast, including Johnny Depp, Michelle Pfeiffer, Penélope Cruz, Judi Dench and Leslie Odom, Jr., in this stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mystery based on the classic best-selling novel. Everyone's a suspect when a murder is committed on a lavish train ride, and a brilliant detective must race against time to solve the puzzle before the killer strikes again.


To go into the running to win a prize, post this article to your social media profiles, correctly answer the following question and send your postal address to ben at TweakTown dot com before the competition closes on March 23.

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War Thunder on Xbox One X will hit 60FPS later this year

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 52 mins ago

War Thunder is exclusive to the PS4 and PC right now, but the game will be launching on the Xbox One family of consoles soon enough, with some Xbox One X exclusive upgrades.




During an interview with Gaijin Entertainment CEO Anton Yudinstsev, the developers will be adding a new 60FPS performance mode and graphical upgrades to the PS4 Pro in the near future, as Sony's beefier console only runs War Thunder at 1440p 30FPS right now.


The developer said that they are "thrilled to announce that we have reached an agreement with Microsoft to bring War Thunder to Xbox One and Xbox One X". Yudintsev added: "We plan to achieve 60 fps or 30 fps with higher graphical settings (as an option) on Xbox One X later this year, with one of the upcoming engine updates. At launch we will be 30 fps, I guess, uncapped".

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AMD Ryzen 7 2700X benched: whips ass against Ryzen 7 1700X

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 19 hours, 16 mins ago

Now that we're just weeks away from the launch of AMD's new CPU architecture 'Pinnacle Ridge', we're seeing more leaks of performance and specifications on the Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600.




Once again, a review was posted on SiSoftware's website but VideoCardz reports that it was "quickly removed", but they copy/pasted all of the important information. The review itself was between the Ryzen 7 2700X and current-gen Ryzen 7 1700X, with the largest change being AMD now supporting DDR4-2933MHz RAM, and the use of the 12nm node - down from the 14nm node.


The full skinny on Ryzen 7 2700X vs Ryzen 7 1700X is right here, but the SiSoftware reviewer said that Ryzen 2000 has improvements to bandwidth and latency, and this will only improve with future BIOS revisions. DDR4-2933MHz RAM support out of the box is also awesome, too.

ASUS ROG X470-F STRIX motherboard tease, ready for new Ryzen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 20 hours, 40 mins ago

AMD is preparing for the launchb of its refreshed Ryzen 2000 series of CPUs, with ASUS being one of the first to have their upcoming X470 range of motherboards teased.




VideoCardz has the scoop with an "anonymous tipster" sending them a picture of the upcoming ASUS ROG X470-F STRIX motherboard. ASUS will have a bunch of X470 motherboards coming out over the next couple of months, something that includes:


  • PRIME X470-PRO

NVIDIA RTX technology: real-time ray tracing for games

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 21 hours, 42 mins ago

NVIDIA hasn't briefed press on their upcoming RTX technology just yet, but VideoCardz is reporting that the GeForce giant will announce RTX on Monday.




NVIDIA's new RTX technology is a huge deal as it will usher in real-time cinematic rendering for game developers, with NVIDIA also preparing Ray Tracing for GameWorks, something that will allow real-time Area Shadows, Glossy Reflections, and Ambient Occlusion for game development.


The company has teamed up with Microsoft for a new API for RTX, something that will allow major game engines to support it, including Unreal Engine, Unity, and DICE's Frostbite engine. VideoCardz reports that there are already three developers that are working on RTX: EA Games, Remedy, and 4A Games.

ASRock begins teasing its Phantom Gaming graphics cards

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 22 hours, 20 mins ago

ASRock was rumored to be working on new graphics cards, as the Taiwanese manufacturer would enter as a new AIB partner for AMD Radeon according to reports, and now the company is fully teasing their upcoming Phantom Gaming graphics cards. Check out the trailer:



ASRock teases: "Mystery videos published... Look forward to the announcement! #ASRock #PhantomGaming #PG #Phantom #Gaming #FAST #MYSTERIOUS #UNPREDICTABLE".


We can see the card looks like a dual-slot affair with a single 8-pin PCIe connector, so we should expect it to arrive as a custom Radeon RX 580 and not a custom Radeon RX Vega 56/64 as they require 2 x 8-pin PCIe power connectors. We could be surprised, but I doubt it.


I'd say ASRock are testing the waters before fully unleashing a range of custom graphics cards, and what I'm expecting more: mining-focused cards soon enough.

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Total War: Thrones of Britannia new trailer released

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 13 hours ago

SEGA and Creative Assembly have released their first trailer of their series that concentrates on more specific points in history, Total War Saga. The 'Thrones of Britannia' trailer shows that the Vikings are on their way.



Creative Assembly have also released a bunch of information regarding Thrones of Britannia, if players can achieve Fame, Conquest or Kingdom Victory they will face one of three foreign armies (Normans, Danes, or Norse) these armies will be out for blood. Players that defeat the foreign invaders will achieve Ultimate Victory.


The Civic Technology Tree and Military Technology Tree has also been revealed by Creative Assembly, check out the below images if you are interested in reading what is in store for the upcoming Total War installment.

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Overwatch: Brigitte Lindholm joins the fight on March 20

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 14 hours ago

Believe it or not but there was once speculation of the next Overwatch hero being a cat with a jetpack, then we had confirmation that it was infact Torbjorns daughter and now we have got a release date for Brigitte Lindholm.



To celebrate the announcement of the date Brigitte will debut, lead character and concept artist Ben Zhang talks us through the design process of bringing Brigitte to the Overwatch team.


Zhang discusses that Brigitte is a squire of Reinhardt and daughter of Torbjorn, these factors have influenced the creative assembly of Brigitte's abilities/appearance, check out the above short video for a further description.

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Sea of Thieves Kraken unveiled in new launch trailer release

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 15 hours ago

On the official Sea of Thieves YouTube channel a new launch trailer has surfaced ahead of the games launch next week on the March 20. The new launch trailer has revealed a short glimpse at the mighty Kraken.



From the above video can see that players will have a plethora of costume options, this same principle can be applied to the ships as well.


Below I have provided you with screenshots of the Kraken. It seems that the beast is certainly quite large when in comparison to the ships players will be operating, interestingly enough this raises the question how will players defend their ships. This is the first time we have seen the Kraken in action, hopefully there is a creative/amusing way to deal with the beast, maybe a option like 'pour kerosene' / 'Ignite' for tentacles that are wrapped around players ships?

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Nintendo Switch sells 650K units in Germany, new sale record

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago

Nintendo Germany has made a recent announcement today, they have said that the Nintendo Switch has hit a massive 650,000 units sold, breaking a new record.




Previously, the Nintendo Wii held the ten-year record sales but now the Nintendo Switch has broken through that record with over 650,000 units sold in just the first year of the handheld console.


The sales of the Nintendo Switch is honestly shocking, the more games that debut to Nintendo's console the more of a steady incline the console sales could have. We now know that Super Smash Bros. is coming to the Nintendo Switch, so we could possibly see a slight increase in sales whenever Nintendo decide to release the brawler.