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Samsung may acquire AMD

Samsung may acquire AMD

Though the idea that AMD would be acquired by any company is nothing less than a wild notion, word today is that one of the larger companies in just such a position may make such a move. Or make an attempt, anyway. Word from Korea today is that Samsung may have the clout - and the cash - to buy out AMD. Not to dismantle them, by any means, but to assimilate them into their own unit. What a monster that'd end up being.

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Halo Online closed beta launches in Russia

Halo Online closed beta launches in Russia

The latest announcement for the Halo world will leave PC gamers anywhere but Russia feeling left out. 343 Industries has announced that it has been working on a project with partners Saber Interactive and Innova Systems called Halo Online. Halo Online is an all-new and completely free multiplayer PC experience that will launch in Russia.

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PS4 system update “Yukimura” details revealed ahead of release

PS4 system update “Yukimura” details revealed ahead of release

The Sony Playstation 4 is getting its latest software update, version 2.50 tomorrow. The system update, codenamed "Yukimura" offers a myriad of new features for enhanced game play and easier ways to connect with friends. Before you update your console, take a look at what's in store in the latest version of software for the PS4. The PS4 wants to be your destination console when it comes to playing video games with friends. Taking a lead from Twitter, verified accounts will be available to game developers and industry insiders.

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Xbox One scores Rosetta Stone language app

Xbox One scores Rosetta Stone language app

Your Xbox One is already used for gaming, watching movies, and other assorted activities, and now it can be used to brush up on your language skills...at least if those language skills requiring learning English or Spanish. This is made possible through Rosetta Stone, which has announced the launch of an Xbox One app that teaches the languages through a sort of simulated immersion environment, much like what you would get traveling to a region that spoke the language.

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Man at Arms creates real-life version of Link’s Hylian shield

Man at Arms creates real-life version of Link’s Hylian shield

We've seen different fictional weapons come to life via the folks behind Man at Arms, including that fantastic katana lightsaber. They've created many weapons and related items over time, and the latest in their project pipeline is a real version of Link's Hylian shield from Legend of Zelda. As with past videos, we get a look at the creation process from start to finish, including ample amounts of red-glowing metals, and we've got the entire video for you after the jump!

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AMD FreeSync launches with Acer’s new gaming monitor

AMD FreeSync launches with Acer’s new gaming monitor

The Acer XG270HU gaming monitor will be coming to the United States and EMEA with AMD's newest in gaming display technology. AMD FreeSync will compete with NVIDIA G-Sync, a similar system with graphics technology in the monitor to match that of the graphics processor in your PC. The Acer XG270HU gaming monitor has a 27-inch display with WQHD (2560 x 1440) resolution and an edge-to-edge "frameless" design for what Acer describes as "seamless viewing." This monitor is being released inside the US and EMEA immediately through gaming and display-friendly shops throughout both regions.

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Halo 5 teasers hint at traitorous Master Chief

Halo 5 teasers hint at traitorous Master Chief

Halo 5: Guardians is being hyped with an alternate reality game that -- based on the teases dropped so far -- is hinting at something big: Master Chief might be a traitor. Such information has been gleaned by rabid fans from across the Internet as they pick apart teaser videos, websites, audio, and more. The word "traitor" has made an appearance more than once, and one teaser video in particular seems to tell a story using a series of individual words flashed at a nearly imperceptible rate on the side of a bullet.

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Open Source Virtual Reality gets massive with Unity and Unreal Engine

Open Source Virtual Reality gets massive with Unity and Unreal Engine

Plugins for both Unity 5 and Unreal Engine 4 have been released to the public for OSVR, the Open Source Virtual Reality program. This system was first initiated by the folks at Razer, appearing at CES 2015 with a brand new OSVR Dev Kit virtual reality headset. In the very short time between then and now, they've racked up quite a few heavy-hitting partners. This system also works with Vuzix technology and has racked up partners like Ubisoft, Seven Hill Games, Homido, and castAR.

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Star Wars 1313 isn’t dead yet

Star Wars 1313 isn’t dead yet

A massive-scale 3rd-person action game called "Star Wars 1313" was "canceled" when Disney acquired Lucasfilm - now that game's remnants may be fueling The Force Awakens. Not just a new video game, reworked and retooled for a more film-friendly title, but for the first film in the new trilogy, as well. The game bit we'll be discussing in short today - the movie part of this equation we'll be saving for when we've got more details from Lucasfilm. Today's details involve Amy Hennig, Todd Stashwick, and the transfer of writing power from the Uncharted series to Star Wars 1313.

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DOTA 2 errors out in longest match ever

DOTA 2 errors out in longest match ever

The longest official competitive match of DOTA 2 has been played - this Friday - at a whopping 3-hours and 20 minutes long. This game went so long that the game's map began to error out - too much and too many items - making the game nearly unplayable. This match was fought between SFZ)) (Scaryfacezzzzz) and Cloud9, and ended with SFZ the victor, 104 to 63. Net worth advantage rested with SFZ)) by 4,796, and Roshan was most certainly alive - after dying 14 times. What's more, this is just the 2nd of three games, and the score is now tied.

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