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Next Overwatch Hero Greek?

Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
A forum post from Jeff Kaplan dashes cold water on speculation that Doomfist will be the next hero to join Overwatch, saying "24 is not who you think it is." A thread on reddit follows this up with a...

Hearts of Iron IV Sells 500K Copies

Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Paradox Interactive announces that Hearts of Iron IV has now sold over a half-million copies: Paradox Development Studio is thrilled to announce that Hearts of Iron IV, its World War II themed...

U.K. Sales Charts

Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
The Sims 4 returns to number one on the GFK Chart-Track top 30 chart of the bestselling PC games in the U.K. for the week ending February 18th. Football Manager 2017 drops to number two, and Halo...

Gatherings & Competitions

Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Battleborn and Overwatch devs among 16 to go head-to-head in Quake tournament at DICE.

Morning Consolidation

Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Can Final Fantasy 15's new PS4 Pro patch hit 60fps?

Morning Metaverse

Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
The Salt Lake Screaming Eagles, a football team controlled by fans with smartphones. Thanks Slashdot via Ant.

Morning Tech Bits

Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Get Rid of Windows 10 Ads, Office Offers and Other Annoyances. America's Television Graveyards. Thanks Slashdot via Ant. Lawyers could be replaced by artificial intelligence. Thanks HARDOCP.

Morning Safety Dance

Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Trump?s apparent security faux-pas-palooza triggers call for House investigation. ?Secure? Trump website defaced by hacker claiming to be from Iraq. Google discloses another unpatched Windows...

Morning Legal Briefs

Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Valve Is Appealing Against The $3 Million Dollar Australian Consumer Fine. New Zealand appeals court upholds Kim Dotcom extradition ruling.

Game Reviews

Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Horizon Zero Dawn on Eurogamer.

Hardware Reviews

Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Cherry MX Board 6.0 Keyboard on ThinkComputers.org. Cougar Attack X3 RGB Tastatur on Technic3D. German. Crucial MX300 2TB SSD on Overclocked Inside. ID-Cooling FrostFlow 240L CPU Cooler on...

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Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Spawn Point - Series 8 Episode 01. Thanks Ant…

Out of the Blue

Blue's News - 1 hour 15 min ago
Happy Washington's Birthday! What's that? President's/Presidents Day you say? Well, while it's true that almost half the states in the U.S. call the occasion that, the reality is the holiday was...

How the BBC makes Planet Earth look like a Hollywood movie

Ant's VideoSift Submissions - 1 hour 21 min ago

"The technology behind the cinematic style of the BBC's Planet Earth II..."


New Full Trailer: Guy Ritchie’s “King Arthur”

Dark Horizons - 1 hour 24 min ago

Following the Comic Con preview and the teaser trailer, the full trailer has now arrived for Guy Ritchie’s stylised and adrenalin-fueled epic fantasy take on the Arthurian legends with “King Arthur: Legend Of The Sword”.

Charlie Hunnam stars in the title role tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When the child Arthur’s father (Eric Bana) is murdered, Vortigern (Jude Law), Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown.

Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy…whether he likes it or not.

Astrid Berges-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Aidan Gillen co-star in the film which opens May 12th.

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Featurette: Exploring Marvel Phase 3 & Thanos

Dark Horizons - 1 hour 25 min ago

Last week some screen captures from a Marvel Phase 3 featurette included on the “Doctor Strange” home video release showed off designs from the upcoming films “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Black Panther”.

Today, that full seven-minute featurette has gone online – teasing Marvel Studios’ future along with showing more of Wakanda, Thor and Hulk sparring and a fresh look at Thanos.

There’s also a quote from “Avengers: Infinity War” co-writer Stephen McFeely who talks about Thanos, saying: “His goal is to re-balance the universe as he sees it. So when he figures out that the Infinity Stones could do this for him at the snap of a finger, that becomes his main goal.”

“Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” is next for Marvel and some new artwork for it arrived over the weekend, this one showing Baby Groot in a potentially hazardous situation. Check it out below:

@JamesGunn De Do Do Do, De Da Da Da pic.twitter.com/e4lDLm5bU6

— tanuki (@tanukinx) February 18, 2017

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First Photos: Taron Egerton As Robin Hood

Dark Horizons - 1 hour 26 min ago

The first day of production got underway in Dubrovnik, Croatia today on “Robin Hood: Origins,” the new take on the Sherwood Forest outlaw starring Taron Egeron in the title role. Heaps of photos from the filming can now be found at The Dubrovnik Times.

Described as a “Batman Begins”-esque gritty origin reboot story, the action-adventure film follows the war-hardened Crusader (Egerton) and a Moorish commander (Jamie Foxx) who mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown. Jamie Dornan, Eve Hewson, Ben Mendelsohn and Paul Anderson also star.

The scenes being shot certainly indicate the Crusades element is coming into play. Shooting around Dubrovnik’s harbour area, Egerton and Hewson were spotted exchanging a gentle kiss for the cameras and over a thousand extras. Filming will run in the city through until the 6th of March for what is most expensive film production ever to take place in the city.

Otto Bathurst (“Peaky Blinders”) helms from a script by Joby Harold. Harold, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tory Tunnell, Basil Iwanyk and Jennifer Davisson Killoran produces the film which opens March 23rd 2018.

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The Death of the Click

/. - 1 hour 55 min ago
Sara Fischer, writing for Axios: For the past 10 years, we've operated on the premise that the most important digital metric is the click that refers a person to a website. That click usually comes from a social distribution channel, like Facebook or Twitter, or a search engine, like Google or Bing. But according to industry experts, the click referral is becoming an idea of the past, soon to be replaced by content exposure. [...] Most publishers have designed their websites to measure user interaction through clicks, not scroll rates or time spent on stories. As the industry moves away from click-through rates (CTR's) as the most meaningful marketing metric, those publishers will have a difficult time justifying the effectiveness of their platforms for marketers.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

Microsoft Has Cancelled the Second-Gen HoloLens, Working on Third-Gen For 2019 Launch

/. - 2 hours 55 min ago
Citing several unnamed sources, long-time blogger Brad Sams is reporting that Microsoft has canceled the second iteration of the HoloLens in an attempt to focus on even more advanced HoloLens. The company, he says, now plans to launch that third iteration of HoloLens in 2019. From the report: Back when the first version of HoloLens came out, Microsoft created a roadmap that highlighted several release points for the product. This isn't unusual, you start with the first device, second generation devices are typically smaller and more affordable and then with version three you introduce new technology that upgrades the experience; this is a standard process path in the technology sector. Microsoft, based on my sources, is sidelining what was going to be version two of HoloLens and is going straight to version three. By skipping what was version two on their roadmap, the company can accelerate version three which will be closer to a generational leap and help keep Microsoft ahead of the competition. My sources are telling me that this version of HoloLens will not arrive until 2019.

Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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