Red Dead Redemption 2 trailer

Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.



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Nintendo’s new console is the Nintendo Switch. Available March 2017

Nintendo has just announced their next home console called the Nintendo Switch.

As rumours suggested the system is a home console that can be played at home on the TV, outside, or anywhere using controllers that detach from the side of the unit. The games played on the console are the same whether they are played at home or away. The detachable controllers allow you to chosose how you would like to play games on the console, by yourself or with friends.

Wow. Well I’m the first to admit I’m not Nintendo’s biggest fan but I really, really, really hope the Switch lives up to the video they’ve just put out.

It’s since been revealed the Switch is powered by Nvidia’s Tegra CPU. A robust platform to start, the same line as that behind Nvidia’s ill-fated Shield – which interestingly bares a lot of similarities (and differences) to the Switch.

The most exciting part of the announcement isn’t so much the console itself but the fact we’re seeing third party publishers return to the platform. EA and Bethesda are both highlighted and whilst Skyrim is no CPU burner by modern standards it is an exciting thing to see on an Nintendo console. My hope is that the support continues beyond the launch, without it the Switch turns into yet another Nintendo doorstop.

No information on price or battery life. I’m gathering the battery life will be around 3 or 4 hours of full playtime and not meant to be a DS replacement. That line makes too much money as it is. I’d love to be wrong though!

Price wise I’d expect it to be sub A$500, perhaps even sub $400 given Nintendo’s previous price points. To be honest I’d prefer it be higher, just to give an indication there’s some actual grunt in there and an OLED screen perhaps.

There are a lot of questions at this point. The Verge has a great round up of those and their thoughts. The reality is though, we’re just all going to have to wait for Nintendo to tell us more.

Source: The Nintendo Switch is Nintendo’s new home console, out March 2017 – Switch News from Vooks

Chinese tech company LeEco wows at US unveil event

After proclaiming Unites States market-domination plans earlier this week, LeEco unveiled a suite of new phones and televisions for the US market. The Chinese company wants to make a big splash in the United States and today’s event is apparently just the beginning.

Don’t worry, I’d never heard of them either but apparently LeEco bought TV manufacturer Vizio recently and now have plans to roll out their full suite of tech upon the US market.

In the event today LeEco showed off their lineup of TVs, phones, a bike and even their electric, autonomous car, which they couldn’t actually show for real because it was involved in an accident. Oops.

While we may not be getting a local launch it’ll be interesting to see how it lands in the US and if their products are any good.


Source: LeEco jumps into the US market with TVs, phones, a car and a bike

Apple to hold Oct 27 event to launch new Macs

Apple is planning to introduce new Macs at an Oct. 27 event, sources confirmed to Recode.

Apple has gone a long time without making significant changes to any of its Mac models, with most experts encouraging customers to hold off all but essential new purchases until the lineup was updated. Tops among the rumors have been reports that Apple will introduce a new MacBook Pro sporting a row of customizable touchscreen keys.

Excuse my French but; it’s about fucking time!

It’s getting to the point where millennials think Apple is a phone manufacturer and not a computer company.

Side note: I may have just completely made the millennials thing up but it’s probably true.

Source: Apple plans to launch new Macs at an October 27 event – Recode

Red Dead Redemption 2 announced for 2017

Developed by the creators of Grand Theft Auto V and Red Dead Redemption, Red Dead Redemption 2 is an epic tale of life in America’s unforgiving heartland. The game’s vast and atmospheric world will also provide the foundation for a brand new online multiplayer experience.


The internet can now stop losing its freaking mind and the wild speculation of bullshit that its been spouting for the past three days is over.

That said. Rockstar Table Tennis 2 would’ve been rad.

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The UK illegally spied on its citizens for 17 years


GCHQ’s bulk collection, which includes collecting a year’s worth of location records and call data from every cell phone in Britain, was kept secret from the public and outside the reach of courts. The result was a massive violation of the nation’s privacy, made public only after unauthorized disclosures by a whistleblower [Snowden]…

[…] years after the initial Snowden disclosures and months after the Privacy International lawsuit was filed — the GCHQ’s bulk collection program was changed to include more disclosure on the underlying policies, rendering it legal without affecting the underlying operations. As a result, nothing has to change.

If anyone is naive enough to still believe that ours or any other government isn’t monitoring everything you do as much as they can you’re an idiot.

This just goes to show that after they’re found out and dragged through court they’re just going to keep on doing it.

Source: UK admits it spied illegally for 17 years, is sorry, won’t stop – The Verge