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Shazam's first trailer injects fun, and color into the DCEU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 4 hours, 33 mins ago

Comic-Con 2018 - DC had a strong presence at Comic-Con this year, with trailers to both Aquaman and Shazam debuting during the show. Shazam's trailer is filled with fun, check it out below:

 

 

Zachary Levi of Chuck fame (at least for me) leads Shazam, which looks like a huge departure to the doom and gloom of the current flock of DCEU movies. If you don't know about Shazam, it starts off with Billy Batson, a kid who has been introduced to a new foster family, and a new school. Daunting for anyone, right?

 

Well, after he fights off some of the bullies he gets on the trail and meets a wizard called Shazam. Shazam says to Billy that if he says his name, he'll receive superpowers. Nekminnut: Billy is in adult form as Shazam, played by Zachary Levi. As Shazam, he doesn't know what superpowers he has, so a bunch of fun experimenting begins. Zapping, flying, punching, stopping bullets, and all.

 

It looks like it could be fun, and I'll watch anything in the DCEU - more so with Zachary getting to play Shazam, we should expect some laughs. I love the nods to Superman and Batman in the first 30 seconds of the trailer... nice touch, DC.

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DC unleashes first Aquaman trailer during SDCC 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 5 hours, 50 mins ago

Comic-Con 2018 - DC didn't have the biggest year last year with the how-the-hell-did-it-get-that-bad Justice League, but they could be back with Aquaman later this year, with the company releasing the first official trailer to the Jason Momoa led blockbuster.

 

 

The trailer gives us a good glimpse of what to expect: Aquaman's origin story from birth to hero, similar to what we saw with Snyder's reboot of Superman with Man of Steel. Nicole Kidman plays Aquaman's mother, Queen Atlanna, while Patrick Wilson plays his half-brother Orm, also known as the Ocean Master.

 

Kaan Guldur plays Arthur Curry as a youngster, eyeing off bullies when they're pushing him around in an aquarium of all places, with the sea life and some gigantic sharks taking his side.

 

The one thing I noticed is that Aquaman looks brighter and more colorful than previous DCEU entries like Man of Steel, Batman v Superman, and Justice League. This is great... maybe we're finally seeing the change we need after the mess of Justice League.

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GeForce GTX 1170 benchmark surfaces, faster than GTX 1080 Ti

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 6 hours, 34 mins ago

As we get closer to the purported release window of NVIDIA's next-gen GeForce GTX 11 series, the more juicy the rumors get - leading into today and the purported GeForce GTX 1170. As always, this is a huge rumor and I doubt it's even close to real, but let's take a look at it anyway.

 

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The new purported GeForce GTX 1170 has been benchmarked with an Intel Core i5-8600K processor in 3DMark, beating out NVIDIA's best consumer GeForce graphics card, the GTX 1080 Ti. Inside, the GTX 1170 reportedly runs a 256-bit memory bus with 16GB of GDDR6 RAM and a GPU clock speed of 2.5GHz, which is huge.

 

NVIDIA used a brick wall with GPU clock speeds with Pascal with even the most enthusiast-focused GTX 1080/1080 Ti hitting a maximum GPU clock of 2.2GHz, unless it was heavily modded to take more power. When that happened, the walls to 2.5GHz were risen, and the path to 2.7-2.8GHz were opened.

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Escape the 'Isle of Dogs' in our Blu-ray giveaway!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 1 day, 5 hours ago

To celebrate the release of 'Isle of Dogs' on home video, we have ten Blu-ray copies of the film to give away thanks to our friends at Twentieth Century Fox Entertainment!

 

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Set in Japan, follow a boy's odyssey in search of his lost dog. In the future, an outbreak of canine flu leads the mayor of a Japanese city to banish all dogs to an island that's a garbage dump. The outcasts must soon embark on an epic journey when a 12-year-old boy arrives on the island to find his beloved pet.

 

The cast includes the voice talents of Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum and Scarlett Johansson.

To go into the running to win a prize, post this article to your social media profiles, answer the following question in fifty words or less and send your postal address to ben at TweakTown dot com before the competition closes on July 27.

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Apple's new MacBook Pro SEVERELY THROTTLES from Core i9 heat

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: 1 day, 9 hours ago

Apple's new MacBook Pro when configured with the Core i9 processor, maximum RAM and SSD, can come out to a huge $6700 but you'll get a free heater with it. Thanks to a new video posted on YouTube by David Lee, we now know just how ridiculously bad Apple's new Core i9-powered MacBook Pro really is.

 

 

Lee said: "This CPU is an unlocked, overclockable chip but all of that CPU potential is wasted inside this chassis -- or more so the thermal solution that's inside here". Why? Because when it's under 100% full load the cooling system Apple has used is not very good at all, and can't cool the Core i9 well enough for it to not severely throttle, threatening system performance.

 

The thermal throttling of the Core i9-based MBP is so bad that it performs WORSE than the 2017 model with the Core i7 processor. The new 2018 MBP with the 6C/12T processor inside took 39 minutes to render a video in Adobe Premier Pro, versus the 35 minutes of the previous-gen 2017 MBP with its 4C/8T chip.

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Western Digital Samples 1.33Tb QLC Die Flash

By: Chris Ramseyer | More News: Storage | Posted: 1 day, 12 hours ago

Western Digital has begun sampling the world's first 1.33 Terabit (Tb) four-bit per cell, 96-layer 3D NAND (BiCS4). The die breaks new ground for flash capacity and runs over the 800MT/s Toggle 3.0 interface standard, twice as fast as the company's previous generation 4-bit per cell technology.

 

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Western Digital plans volume production this year with manufacturing partner Toshiba in the Yokkaichi, Japan facility. BiCS4 products will appear later this year under the SanDisk brand. Western Digital expects to utilize BiCS4 in a variety of applications, from SD cards to enterprise SSDs over the lifetime of the product.

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Capcom add 'Torch Man' to the Mega Man 11 boss roster

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 23 hours ago

Comic-Con 2018 - As we move closer to Mega Man 11 releasing, the newest installment to the Mega Man series, Capcom has revealed yet another boss that will be featured within the title. Everyone welcome Torch Man as he heats up the stage.

 

 

Not to long ago we saw a similar treatment from Capcom for Blast Man, now we are diving into what Torch Man's stage will be themed as and what players will be up against. The Torch Man level will be based in a "lush forest and campsite that he's turned into his personal training grounds to hone his "Fist of Fire" technique." Players will have to be cautious of the numerous robots hiding in tents, platforms that are prone to heat-up, low-lit areas and many more obstacles that could appear friend at at first but are actually foe.

 

Torch Man's stage will mostly consist of flame being hurled at Mega Man, players will have to dodge, weave, duck and slide to avoid the fiery projectiles. The trailer showcases Mega Man using his Speed Gear ability while fighting Torch Man. Mega Man is able to slow down time briefly, more importantly though notice when it is used. It appears that the player utilizes the ability when Torch Man is about do a fast attack to secure a place of repositioning, players should take note of this as using these new abilities at the perfect times could be the difference between life and death. Just looking at Torch Man some Mega Man fans would be able to draw similarities between Fire Man and Magma Dragoon, perhaps Torch Man is a combination of the two? Mega Man 11 comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC on October 2nd.

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Kirby Star Allies: Daroach, Dark Meta Knight & more details

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days ago

The second free update on the way to Kirby: Star Allies has now revealed that Dark Meta Knight will be arriving with the Dream Friend DLC. A new trailer has been releases showcasing his introduction.

 

 

The first Dream Friend updates that Nintendo brought to Kirby: Star Allies have seen Bandana Waddle Dee, King Dedede and Meta Knight added to parties. Since then numerous other characters have been added as well the list is as follows: Rick, Kine, Coo, Marx and Gooey.

 

The second free update will be released on July 27th and players will be glad to know that Daroach, Adeleine & Ribbon will also be added this time around. For those that didn't know, Dark Meta Knight first appeared in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror as an anti-hero/villain, as you would of guessed he is carbon copy of Meta Knight. Daroach first appeared in Kirby Squeak Squad as the main antagonist, in Kirby: Star Allies he will be using his claws and his ice wand to attack foes. Kirby: Star Allies was released on March 16th, 2018 for the Nintendo Switch. The Dream Friends DLC will be released on July 27th.

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Breath of the Wild Link joins Mario Kart 8 Deluxe roster

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 1 hour ago

Nintendo has revealed the new update coming to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, a new contestant will be joining the racing roster. Introducing The Legend of Zelda: Breath of The Wild 'Champions Tunic' Link, and his trusty Master Cycle Zero.

 

 

The reveal comes from a trailer that was uploaded to the Nintendo YouTube Channel and also posted onto their Twitter page. A few days ago, I reported on Shinya Takahashi, Nintendo's head of software development discussing a coming update to Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, this is the update that he teased. This new patch will be bringing the game to version 1.6.0. and with it we will see the adding of 'Champions Tunic' Link as a racer, he will be riding on the Master Cycle Zero. The Master Cycle Zero was featured in Zelda: Breath of the Wild as a reward for defeating the final boss Monk Maz Koshia in the Champions' Ballad DLC.

 

The update has already been made live, so when you next jump onto your Nintendo Switch don't forget to upgrade Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. According to the Twitter post by Nintendo America, this new update will also be bringing Ancient Tires and the Paraglider parts for all the players customizable desires. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe was released on the 28th of April 2017 and is only available on the Nintendo Switch.

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Dragon Ball Super: Broly Movie Trailer revealed at Comic-Con

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 2 days, 2 hours ago

Comic-Con 2018 - To start the Comic-Con week off strong we have a new trailer for Toei Animation and Twentieth Century Foxs' Dragon Ball Super: Broly.

 

 

Thanks to IGN for providing an English dubbed version of the trailer, as the original one is in Japanese. The trailer for the 20th Dragon Ball anime film showcases the legendary super saiyan Broly up against Goku, Vegeta and even Freiza himself. We also spot the Freiza Force, Beerus and Whiz throughout the trailer, but it doesn't seem that the God of Destruction and his wrangler are going to be involved within any of the fighting, instead they will probably just be sticking to the side buffet.

 

According to Akira Toriyama, the series' writer and creator, this new Broly movie will be featuring what every Dragon Ball fan wants, "fierce combat" and of course a touch of story. Toriyama says that Dragon Ball Super: Broly will take fans through the history of the saiyans, this will be done through showcasing "the paths of destiny that lead to an encounter between Goku, Vegeta, and Broly." The trailer ends with a scene of a baby with a monkey tail, this could be a brand new saiyan, someone Dragon Ball fans have never seen before. Dragon Ball Super: Broly is coming to Japanese theaters on December 14 and will be arriving in North American theaters January 2019.

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