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Check Out These Captain America: Civil War Figures
A Plastic Civil WarHasbro has launched a new wave of its Marvel Legends action figure line to include characters from Captain America: Civil War, as well as the universe of Captain America. The line features six characters: Captain America, Iron Ma...
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Nvidia GeForce GTX 1080 Photo Gallery

Nvidia announced its new flagship GPU last week, and we’re currently hard at work taking it through its paces for a full review (which will be live soon). Will it actually run faster than two GTX 980s in SLI, as the company claims? You'll know soon enough! In the meantime, there is nothing preventing us from at least showing off the new $699 graphics card in pictures!

The shroud of the GPU looks both different and familiar. The casing uses a familiar color palette that Nvidia has been using on its graphics cards since its 700-series reference GPUs, but there's a much more sharp, polygonal aesthetic this time around.

The sharp angles carry over to the clear window, which showcase the card's heat sinks.

A close up of the GTX 1080's blower fan.

The iconic green GeForce GTX logo remains intact.

Like the GeForce GTX 980 before it, the two-slot GTX 1080 also features one HDMI, one DVI and three DisplayPorts.

Nvidia is now calling its "reference design" GTX 1080 the "Founder's Edition." Why the name change? Nvidia felt like "reference design" indicated a baseline model and the company wanted to make a more premium version right out of the gate that uses high-quality materials. This card will retail for $699, but Nvidia tells us you should see more affordable versions of the card made by hardware partners that start at $599.

The GeForce GTX 1080 only requires one 8-pin power connector and has a 180-watt TDP. This is impressive considering the GTX 980 Ti before it requires a 6-pin and an 8-pin connector and has a 250-watt TDP.

The GeForce GTX 1080 features a slightly different-looking back plate compared to the GTX 980 before it.

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Battlefield: Hardline DLC Expands Weapons Arsenal
Battlefield: Hardline's arsenal is set to grow with the introduction of 11 new weapons.Although publisher EA and developer Visceral Games are yet to officially detail the content, fans have analysed gameplay footage from Gamescom and picked out the new...
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Rare Replay is Studio’s First UK No. 1 Since 1998

Microsoft's Rare Replay has taken the top spot on the official UK games chart, making it the first Rare-developed game to reach No.1 since Nintendo 64 title Banjo-Kazooie in 1998.

UK sales monitor Chart Track reports that Rare Replay, which retails for around £19.99, is also the first budget price game to hit No.1 since Wii Fit Plus in 2009.

No other new games were released to UK retail in the week ending August 8.

Elsewhere on the chart, Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's Lego Jurassic World drops down to No.2, and is followed by Batman Arkham Knight at No.3, The Elder Scrolls Online at No.4 and Grand Theft Auto 5 at No.5.

The full top ten for the week ending August 8 can be found below.

  1. Rare Replay
  2. Lego Jurassic Park
  3. Batman: Arkham Knight
  4. The Elder Scrolls Online
  5. Grand Theft Auto 5
  6. FIFA 15
  7. Battlefield Hardline
  8. Rory McIlroy PGA Tour
  9. F1 2015
  10. Minecraft: Xbox Edition

In GameSpot's Rare Replay review, the compilation of classics earned an 8/10 score, with the reviewer saying "so many of Rare's games easily stand the test of time."

It added: "Getting the chance to play its classics in an easily accessible package is worth celebrating, whether you've played them before or always wished you could. And you should, if you haven't had the chance. Rare's games have a way of speaking to you with respect."

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Meet the 16 Year Old Professional Dota 2 Player Who Just Became a Millionaire
Meet Sumail "Suma1L" Hassan Syed. Player for Evil Geniuses. Teenage Dota 2 prodigy from Pakistan. And now, millionaire.He is no stranger to the competitive stage, helping EG secure first place and $1.2 million dollars at this year's Dota Asia Champions...
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League of Legends Cosplayers Take Over Sydney Theme Park
Last weekend, Sydney's iconic Luna Park played host to Riot Games' League of Legends Oceanic Pro League final. Attendees visited the theme park to take part in community events and watch the grand final featuring Chiefs playing against Legacy.Chiefs ul...
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Halo 5 Theme Music, Warzone Menu Images Leak
[UPDATE] Microsoft has confirmed that the leaked theme music and Warzone images are indeed legitimate. In a statement, Microsoft called the leak "unfortunate.""It's unfortunate when work-in-progress content leaks, but this Halo 5: Guardians content is ...
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Toy Soldiers, Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, Sentris – New Releases
This week we get a lot! Toy Soldiers: War Chest, Everybody's Gone to the Rapture, Bedlam, Goat Simulator, Gauntlet, Fallout Shelter, Brothers a Tale of Two Sons and Sentris.
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Why New Need for Speed for Xbox One/PS4/PC Is Always-Online

Ghost Games, the EA-owned developer of the new Need for Speed game coming to console and PC this year, has spoken out to explain why the racer will require a constant Internet connection.

Executive producer Marcus Nilsson told Official Xbox Magazine (via GamesRadar) that the game's heavy online focus allows it to deliver a number of exciting and innovative features.

This includes the next evolution of Autolog.

"We've been pretty big with Autolog throughout the years and, as we know, it's a really powerful feature," he explained. "This time around we're going to give it more of a human voice. It will treat your friend's play as if it is part of the narrative experience."

The new game, which is simply titled Need for Speed, also has an in-game image capturing system. This, too, benefits from an always-connected environment, Nilsson said.

"We also have a new snapshot system as well," he explained. "Which is taking pictures of a lot of different moments--[they go] out to the Need for Speed network where people can 'like' them, and those likes are being pushed back into the game as currency. So you get progression from sharing your photos. The Xbox One has really good built-in systems to make videos and stream them, which we are also going to use."

Need for Speed launches November 3 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC. Last week at Gamescom, EA released a new trailer for the game that highlights how the game will blend gameplay with live-action.

“We wanted to create a powerful story that's emotional but also pushes the boundaries of technology by adding real-time compositing to the power of Frostbite," Nilsson said at Gamescom. "This allows us, for the first time ever, to blend live-action film seamlessly with your in-game car and garage."

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Here Are Some Glorious Star Wars Battlefront HD Wallpapers
Looking for a new wallpaper for your PC? You're in luck, as Electronic Arts has released a handful of high-resolution wallpapers for Star Wars Battlefront to hold you over until the game launches in November.Head to the EA Star Wars Imgur page to downl...
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