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Here's what's coming in the next Xbox One update

"Next month's system update for Xbox One brings a number of new features to the console that focus on personalization, TV, Twitter and more. Perhaps the most visible (and apparently most requested) of those new features is the ability to customize your Xbox One dashboard's background..."

NVIDIA 344.48 WHQL Drivers Available; DSR Added To Fermi & Kepler

"NVIDIA just released their latest driver updates today, bringing us up to version 344.48. These are WHQL certified drivers, and they're also Game Ready for several upcoming titles.

Steam Summer sale kicks off!

"It's that time of year again. Valve kicked off the Steam Summer Sale today, offering its usual spate of deep discounts on semi-recent PC games and indies. It will run through June 30, with daily sales, flash sales community choice votes." Check out the Steam Store for the full listings. [Watch Video]

AMD wants Mantle on Linux

"AMD is planning to bring its new Mantle API to Linux in the near future. Although Linux is not a big gaming platform at the moment, SteamOS could change all that starting next year. AMD’s Richard Huddy says the decision was prompted by requests from developers who would like to see Mantle on Linux. However, he stopped short of specifying a launch date. Huddy confirmed that AMD plans to dedicate resources to bringing Mantle to Linux, but other than that we don’t have much to go on." [Read More]

Next Call of Duty reveal coming Sunday morning

"The reveal for the next Call of Duty game is imminent. Activision has laid out plans to reveal the Sledgehammer-developed game on Sunday, with both a trailer and magazine coverage. Right now it's simply being called "a new era of Call of Duty." A teaser site (via Polygon) is counting down to 10 AM ET on May 4..."

Fast, but compromised: Gigabyte’s AMD-powered mini gaming PC reviewed

"Mini desktops are a growing market, but so far it's a market that Intel has had the run of. The company's own "Next Unit of Computing" (NUC) and efforts like Gigabyte's Brix Pro are diminutive but much more capable than the wimpy "nettops" of yesteryear... Now it's time for AMD to get in on the fun. The company sent us two Gigabyte mini PCs that are roughly the same size as the Intel versions, but these machines use AMD A8 chips instead of Intel ones.

Wal-Mart opens new trade-in initiative for consoles and games

"Leading international retailer Wal-Mart has recently opened a new trade-in program allowing consumers to trade-in select gaming consoles and games for in-store credit. Wal-Mart’s new trade-in program gives consumers the opportunity to trade-in unwanted games and consoles for store credit, while also throwing a direct punch at GameStop’s similar trade-in initiatives."

Trolls are sadists and psychos

"A new study carried out in Canada has revealed what most internet junkies knew already – trolls are sick.

The study found that one in twenty internet users deliberately engage in trolling. They exhibit classic traits of sadism, psychopathy, narcissism and Machievellianism. The study was published in ScienceDirect and it covered 1,215 people.

Unsurprisingly it found that those who identified themselves as trolls were sadistic, as they enjoyed to watching their victims suffer. They were also willing to manipulate people and many simply lacked empathy."

What Gaming Looks Like on Google Glass

"Although Google Glass doesn’t provide augmented reality, that doesn’t mean gaming is out of the question. In a recent post to its Glass developer blog, Google details concepts for Glass-friendly games in an effort to nudge app-makers into the gaming territory. “With tons of tiny sensors and a screen that fits neatly above the eye, Glass is an exciting new place to play,” Google says in its post. “We hacked together five simple games that experiment with the unique features of Glass and demonstrate some of the possibilities for gaming.”

Mantle renderer now available in Battlefield 4

"The new game update for Battlefield 4 brings the Mantle renderer that DICE has developed in conjunction with AMD. With this first release of Mantle, you can expect performance increases in the game if you have the hardware to support it. In this blog post, the Technical Director for Frostbite details this exciting new step for the Battlefield series..." How to enable Mantle In order to use Mantle you will need the following: -AMD Catalyst 14.1 Beta drivers.
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