Why everyone's talking about Grand Theft Auto 5 single-player DLC again

The actor behind Grand Theft Auto 5 character Franklin has got the game's fanbase salivating for a single-player expansion all over again.

An Instagram photo posted yesterday by Shawn Fonteno, Franklin's voice and mo-cap artist, shows the actor wearing a motion capture suit at GTA developer Rockstar.

GTA5 has yet to receive any campaign DLC, despite originally launching all the way back in the autumn of 2013.

Rockstar originally said it was working on "some very exciting" extra story additions, planned for launch before the end of 2014.

But when asked what had happened to this content in September 2015, with nothing in sight still, Rockstar admitted it was then entirely focused on supporting its successful - and incredibly lucrative - Grand Theft Auto Online.

"Right now our focus is on GTA Online which has exceeded our expectations," Rockstar North design director Imran Sarwar said.


"We currently have all key members of the team that launched Grand Theft Auto 5 focused on supporting GTA Online in every capacity".

Grand Theft Auto Online was the single largest source of profit for Rockstar's parent company Take-Two during its last financial quarter.

So might there be hope now, after all? Fonteno previously said he had worked on material for GTA5 DLC back in 2014 - which would fit with the timeframe in which Rockstar was initially planning single-player content for launch.

At the time, Fonteno described Rocktsar's GTA5 DLC plans as "real big".

It may be that with GTA Online now established and all sorts of online extras launched, Rockstar is finally ready to revisit an addition for its single-player campaign.

Via eurogamer.net

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Here are the games currently available in the vault:
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Kan jouw PC de Oculus Rift aan?

Pre-orders voor de Oculus Rift opende deze week, maar voordat je die 699 euro uitgeeft, moet je eerst even checken of je computer sterk genoeg is voor de nieuwe VR headset.

In mei vorig jaar, onthulde Oculus VR al de aanbevolen systeemeisen voor de "volledige Rift ervaring," die niet verandert zijn op het aantal benodigde USB 3.0 ports na, in plaats van twee heb je er nu drie nodig.

De huidige specificaties, direct van de Oculus website zijn de volgende:

  • NVIDIA GTX 970 / AMD R9 290 equivalent or greater
  • Intel i5-4590 equivalent or greater
  • 8GB+ RAM
  • Compatible HDMI 1.3 video output
  • 3x USB 3.0 ports plus 1x USB 2.0 port
  • Windows 7 SP1 64 bit or newer

Terwijl Oculus VR de minimale systeemeisen nog niet onthuld heeft voor zijn headset, biedt het wel een gratis compatibility tool op zijn website die bepaalt of jouw PC "Rift ready" is.

Op de Oculus website kun je een serie van "Oculus Ready PCs" kopen, de prijs begint vanaf 949 dollar.

Via ign.com

Metal Gear Online PC bèta start morgen

Konami heeft aangekondigd dat de Metal Gear Online PC beta morgen begint.

Volgens een Konami Twitch live stream kunnen spelers in het bezit van Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain zich inschrijven voor de beta en hem downloaden vanaf 07:00 uur Benelux tijd.

Naast de beta-onthulling liet de ontwikkelaar nieuwe DLC content voor Metal Gear Online zien, waaronder een nieuwe map die lijkt op Metal Gear Solid V's Mother Base. Een nieuwe knife werd ook getoond tijdens de korte gameplay-sessie. Metal Gear Online is al sinds 6 oktober 2015 beschikbaar voor consoles.

Vorige maand kondigde Konami aan dat er nieuwe DLC en een Survival-modus in ontwikkeling is voor de online multiplayer-game die gratis is voor iedereen met Metal Gear Solid V.

Via ign.com

Google and NASA’s quantum computer is 100 million times faster than normal PC

Google and NASA engineers announced that tests with the D-WAVE 2X, the quantum computer developed by them, showed that it’s 100 million times fasterthan an ordinary computer. The impressive record was achieved in a test in which the D-WAVE 2X ran an optimization problem and found a solution much faster than a conventional computer, using a single-core processor.

image00A graph showing the relative performance of the D-Wave and some simulated quantum computing algorithms. At the high end (far right) the difference is on the order of 108

Quantum computers are one of the greatest dreamed technological achievements and are gradually becoming a reality. The reason for such a great expectation behind this is the potential processing capacity of such equipment in contrast to conventional systems.

As the name says, a quantum computer uses principles of quantum mechanics to work. While normal computers calculate and process information from bits, composed of binary values ​​1 and 0, the quantum machines use qubits, which can assume the values ​​0 and 1 simultaneously. This may seem like a small detail but it makes a quantum computer much more agile in heavy processing.

To give you an idea of its processing capacity, what the D-WAVE 2X takes one second to process, a common PC would take 10,000 years. In addition to the natural interest of Google in this technology to accelerate the myriad of services offered via the Internet, NASA plans to apply this technology in demanding tasks such as orbital calculations, air traffic control and mapping of climate change and the dynamic behavior Earth’s atmosphere.

Via interestingengineering.com

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Roodkapje replied the topic: #1 04 Jan 2016 17:06
Snap er geen fuck van, maar het klinkt leuk! :Y

Happy 2016


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Roodkapje replied the topic: #1 04 Jan 2016 17:07
Een fijn PepLANvol 2016 iedereen! :*)
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Ook een fijn 2016 allemaal en tot Peplan !
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Redlaw wrote: Beste wensen iedereen en tot over 2 maanden :)

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Beste wensen iedereen en tot over 2 maanden :)
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Beste wensen allemaal!
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Fijn 2016 allemaal. *O*

The GTA Online Festive Surprise 2015

Celebrate the holiday season in Los Santos now through January 5th with the Festive Surprise 2015 for GTA Online. This year's holiday treats feature a whole new collection of free seasonally appropriate clothes and accessories for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. This includes:

  • New Santa outfits and a new collection of snug Pajamas
  • Masks featuring Mr. and Mrs. Claus, Bad Elf, Crazy Gingerbread, Festive Luchador and more
  • 3 Christmas themed Car Horns
  • Christmas Trees at Legion Square and in all owned Apartments, Stilt Houses and Yachts

Also, all festive attire from years past will be available during the holiday period for all platforms including original Masks and Clothes from both last year's Festive Surprise and the original 2013 Holiday Gifts. Plus keep an eye out for special gifts on all platforms during the holidays, including the chance for a few snowball fights during the rare phenomenon of Los Santos snowfall in the forecast as well as some special additions to the growing collection of fun Adversary Modes on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Post your best holiday-themed Snapmatic to Social Club between now and January 5, 2016, and our five most festive favorites will earn a GTA$1M award and also be featured at the Newswire. Make sure to tag your photos with #FestiveSurprise2015 on Social Club to be eligible. Official Rules.

Via rockstargames.com

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Roodkapje replied the topic: #1 23 Dec 2015 03:30
Zo droog als je aan het einde van een Heist met 4 man/vrouw buiten staat in een kerstpijama :+ _O-

‘Netflix Socks’ pause your show when you fall asleep

Ever missed the best part of a movie cause you fell asleep? Sometimes, no matter how interesting the movie is, it’s just been a harsh day, and a few sips of wine after starting your favorite Netflix show is sure to put you right to sleep. But as always, technology has its ways of making our lives more comfortable, or in this case, allowing you to get comfortable without missing your show.

NetflixSocks1So thinking about us, the poor souls that fall asleep in the middle of our favorite show,Netflix created a pais of smart socks able to detect if you doze off and it automatically pauses your show. The “Netflix socks” use an Arduino microcontroller, batteries, an accelerometer, a button, LED lights, a pair of socks of course and a piece of felt. The accelerometer is responsible for sensing when the user stops moving, at which time the LED light starts flashing, warning that the program will be paused by the system.

The best part of this is that Netflix has actually revealed a step-by-step DIY guide so everyone can make their own ‘Netflix socks’ at home.

Via interestingengineering.com

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Roodkapje replied the topic: #1 21 Dec 2015 06:50
I shall call them : The Oemf Socks :*)

:P :+