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The hottest drives of the summer land at TweakTown. We look at three capacities in action.

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ZOTAC's new MEK ULTRA gaming rigs pack GeForce RTX 2080 Ti

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 2 hours, 37 mins ago

ZOTAC has just unveiled its latest MEL ULTRA gaming PC with some beefed up internals now that NVIDIA has unveiled its new GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card.




The new ZOTAC MEK ULTRA can be configured up to the Intel Core i9-7900X processor (10C/20T) on a X299 motherboard, with ZOTAC's custom GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card, and up to 32GB of DDR4-3200 (upgradable to 128GB). ZOTAC offers a wide variety of storage options with a 500GB NVMe M.2 SSD and 32GB of Intel Optane mixed with a 4TB 3.5-inch HDD.


There's plenty of connectivity with on-board 7.1-channel audio, 1GbE network, Killer AC 1550 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 5, and a PS/2 port for old school keyboards and mice. There's also 2 x USB 3.1 (Type-C), 6 x USB 3.0 and 4 x USB 2.0 offering a plethora of connectivity. ZOTAC uses a 80+ Gold rated 1000W PSU that will keep all of your components fed with power.

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Blizzard to share 'some Diablo-related news at BlizzCon 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 38 mins ago

We already know that Blizzard is working on a new Diablo game, but now the developer has come out and outright told us that there will be some super exclusive stuff revealed about Diablo at BlizzCon 2018.




Blizzard took to the official Diablo 3 website with a post titled 'Diablo at BlizzCon 2018' and said: "These are very exciting times - we currently have multiple teams working on different Diablo projects and we can't wait to tell you all about them... when the time is right". The developer continued, saying they won't be unveiling all of their Diablo-related projects but they "do intend to share some Diablo-related news with you at the show".


BlizzCon 2018 kicks off on November 2, the same day that Diablo 3 lands on the Nintendo Switch. I'm hoping we see a glimpse of Diablo 4, especially when the developer teases "good things come to those who wait" but they followed it up with "but evil things often take longer".

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Black Ops 4 weekend sales don't beat Black Ops 3

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 46 mins ago

Black Ops 4's combined retail and digital weekend sales have surpassed $500 million in revenues, Activision announces, but the multiplayer-based Call of Duty doesn't beat Black Ops 3.




Although Activision has enjoyed strong digital sales and engagement with Black Ops 4's launch, the game's combined weekend sales fail to breach records set by previous Black Ops games.


According to figures provided by Niko Partners analyst Daniel Ahmad, Black Ops 4's $500 million launch weekend revenues match earnings made by 2017's Call of Duty: WWII. 2015's Black Ops 3 made $550 million in three-day launch sales. Activision's monumental Black Ops II still holds the record with $500 million earned in just the first day of launch.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 launch trailer shows renegade thievery

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 48 mins ago

After many long, long years of development Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally on its way. Rockstar celebrates the game's impending release with a new launch trailer that foreshadows an epic cowboy adventure.



Red Dead Redemption 2's story should be one for the ages. Ever since the first reveal trailer in 2016, I had a feeling Rockstar would spin a Western yarn worthy of a Sergio Leone series. Everything up until this point has only reinforced that feeling: RDR2 tells the story of a group of desperate outlaws who are displaced in time and constantly hunted by the long arm of the law. As Arthur Morgan, players will watch first-hand as the Dutch Van Der Linde gang tries to hold on to their savage way of life amid a changing 1899 frontier America. And eventually we'll have to make a choice: die bloodied by the gun as we live, or redeem ourselves to live another day.


The game's official launch trailer touches on this fall of outlaws. Renegade life is becoming harder and harder, and the Van Der Linde gang just needs one more big score before they can leave this life and settle down. But that's always the way with thievery; just one more robbery, just one more hold-up, all the while never knowing which could be your last.

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ZeniMax Online making new MMORPG

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 53 mins ago

On the heels of its success with Elder Scrolls Online, ZeniMax Online will continue expanding with new MMORPG experiences.




ZeniMax Online is making an new MMORPG set in a fresh IP, a new job listing reveals. The mention of a new IP hints the new game won't adapt one of Bethesda's core franchises. The studio took this approach by translating Bethesda Game Studios' beloved Elder Scrolls series into an MMO--The Elder Scrolls Online--which started off rocky but is now stable. Now it seems the devs want to push even farther into the online space.


Other than it being an MMO, the Core Tech Programmer listing itself doesn't reveal any hints or key info about the game. It does suggest that the game is in early phases of development, however. This isn't uncommon in the games industry; developers typically take on multiple projects at once and lay the seeds for new works while fortifying existing releases.

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Ninja Theory may be making live service game

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 55 mins ago

A new job listing suggests Ninja Theory's next game will have live service elements of some kind, which should make its new owners at Microsoft quite happy.




Now that it has been folded into Microsoft's internal Game Studios division, it only makes sense that Ninja Theory would consequently meld live service components into its future games. Ninja Theory is hiring for a Senior Games Analyst who will parse, interpret, and manage key data points on a regular basis, strongly hinting its upcoming project(s) will have online features of some kind.


KPIs or key performance indicators, which are critical components for any live service game, are mentioned in the listing alongside other interesting clues. The analyst will essentially prepare Ninja Theory's new game to tap important data metrics before and after launch. All of these things are hallmarks of the engagement-driven strategy that drives big-name online multiplayer games from publishers like Activision, Ubisoft, Take-Two, and Microsoft.

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Diablo 4 probably won't be revealed at BlizzCon 2018

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 55 mins ago

Blizzard may not reveal the next mainline Diablo game at BlizzCon 2018, leading to widespread disappointment.




Diablo isn't ready to walk the Earth again and the Burning Hells won't boil over to the mortal least that's the impression Blizzard left us with. A new official Diablo post cautions fans not to expect specific things at BlizzCon 2018, and while they don't explicitly say Diablo IV won't be announced, it's heavily hinted at. The company is currently making several new Diablo projects--some of which are likely games and other transmedia content--right now, but not all of them will be announced or showcased at next month's nerd gala.


Many clues indicate Diablo IV has been in the works for quite some time now (I spotted some clues as far back as 2016, but dev likely began shortly after Reaper of Souls launched) but I advised gamers not to expect the sequel any time soon.

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Pornhub traffic hardens when YouTube went limp during crash

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Internet & Websites | Posted: 17 hours, 4 mins ago

We all remember the hour or so that YouTube went down a couple of days ago now, but did you know that Pornhub traffic rose to the occasion? The porn site teased the news on Twitter, and now there are some statistics to share from Pornhub that definitely shed some light on their claims.




Pornhub posted some traffic data that shows a large rise in traffic on Tuesday night, where at 9PM ET it was 12% above normal while an hour later at 10PM it was up 21%. The YouTube outage took place between 9:30PM and 10:45PM ET, with lots of people being at home at that time and unable to use YouTube it seems they slid on over to Pornhub for a quick flick.


There's a large drop in traffic towards midnight when YouTube came back up, with Pornhub noting it was "a significant increase by millions of additional viewers during Pornhub's peak evening hours".

Darksiders III will be around 15+ of gameplay, HDR supported

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 19 hours, 10 mins ago

Darksiders III is planned for launch next month and ahead of the games launch an interview with the development director for the title has revealed what players can expect in terms of gameplay length.




The interview was conducted with WCCFtech and Reinhard Pollice, the Business & Product Development Director at THQ Nordic. When asked about the games length Pollice responded with "Playtime is always a tricky question as it depends on numerous factors. On average, we would say somewhere around 15-hours-plus, which is similar to the first Darksiders."


Pollice also revealed that Darksiders III will also be launching with HDR support, so players with a HDR monitor or TV will be able to enjoy the true beauty of the game with a much larger color palette range. Darksiders III is coming to the PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The title will be released on November 27th, for further information visit the official Darksiders III website here.

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Rocket League to go 4K/60FPS on Xbox One X, likely crossplay

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 20 hours, 10 mins ago

Rocket League developers psyonix have taken to their website to announce that Rocket League on the Xbox One X is soon to get full 4K/60FPS support topped with amazing HDR.




According to the announcement, Psyonix have one planned update left for 2018 and that is to bring Xbox One X players the best Rocket League experience that they can provide. The only way this can be achieved is if the developer rolls out a performance and graphical improvement update and that is exactly what they are doing, Rocket League is about to get Enhanced Xbox One X support. The update is currently planned for release in December and Psyonix will have another announcement leading up to the launch.


Throughout the announcement on their website, Psyonix also addressed the crossplay situation between Microsoft and Sony. Psyonix will be delaying the release of RocketID due to the progression being made towards crossplay between both platforms, "Sony's recent announcements regarding full cross-platform functionality, we can now make additional changes to prepare RocketID for ALL platforms should we receive permission to do so!" If you are interested in checking out the official post, visit the Rocket League website here.