Oculus Rift Pre-Order Availability Confirmed

Yesterday we speculated that all signs are pointing towards an imminent release date for the Oculus Rift VR headset and we based on several individual sources and information. Shortly after we published this news, we got the official confirmation. Palmer Luckey, the founder of Oculus VR, posted the good news on Twitter where his fans could read the positive message: The virtual reality headset is on-target for a Q1 2016 launch and pre-orders are expected to come soon after the new year.

January is a tough month for a lot of people money wise, as that’s usually where all the large bills have to be paid such as insurances, and it also comes on top of Christmas where people tend to spend more than they should. Should you fall within this category and fear that you can’t be among the first row of pre-order candidates, then don’t worry. Palmer continued with a message assuring prospective buyers that they don’t need to stress over the holiday as Oculus VR will give a fair warning before launching pre-orders.

To sweeten the deal, Oculus Rift pre-orders will get a free copy of EVE Valkyrie along with the headset itself. Whether the Oculus Touch controllers will be available for pre-orders too or if they’ll launch at a later time is something we don’t know yet. I’m sure we will learn a lot more once CES 2016 in Las Vegas starts.

Original Cast Returning for The Goonies 2!

The Goonies 2 has been a rumored sequel floating around Hollywood for years, but it never got off the ground and most just assumed it would never be. Recently, during an off-handed TMZ interview taking place in the street, original director Richard Donner confirms that the sequel is happening and that the entire cast will return!

He made the announcement after answers about Hollywood’s reliance on superhero movies, when asked if he’d ever return to the genre he helped created with 1978’s Superman, he says ”if you called Goonies a comic book.

Below is the following video where Richard Donner confirmed that Goonies 2 will be coming.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iyEc1gIHZzE

A script for Goonies 2 had been written a few years back, which follows a new group of kids, the sons and daughters of the original Goonies who all go off on their own adventure, just like the original gang. Most of the original cast including Sean Astin, Josh Brolin, Corey Feldman, Kerri Green, and Martha Plimpton have all expressed an interest in returning in the past few years to be part of the sequel.

Warner Brother even considered turning the title into a direct-to-video franchise much like what they did with Corey Felsman’s The Lost boys.

In 2008 it was rumored that a new writer had joined the project but this was never confirmed by the studio and it’s certainly a very odd way to announce a sequel that many eagerly awaited.

So, are you excited for The Goonies 2?

Thank you Movieweb.com for providing us with this information

AMD Fury X Confirmed as New Flagship!

We have long heard rumours and seen leaks about AMD’s upcoming graphics cards. Some have filled us with excitement while other ones were bitter disappointments. We already know that the AMD Radeon R9 390 and 390X cards will be slightly optimized rebrands with more VRAM and we also knew that there was a new flagship on the way outside of the normal number system, much like Nvidia does with their Titan.

We’ve heard the name Fury, but it wasn’t hundred percent clear whether this was a codename or the actual product name. New slides leaked by HWBattle and brought to us by WCCFtech now confirm this. the AMD Radeon R9 Fury X graphics card is a thing and it “is revolutionary inside – and out.” [sic].

The Fiji GPU core which is the first to utilize high-bandwidth memory and is the physically biggest chip AMD has produced. It does however already pack the memory onboard, eliminating the need for extra space on the PCB . The Fiji GPU core has 64 Compute Units, each featuring 64 stream processors for 4096 stream cores, 128 raster operation units, and 256 texture mapping units.

The card only comes with 4 GB memory, but it is HBM memory that operates on the 4096-bit interface, is clocked at 500 MHz, and pumps out 512 GB/s bandwidth. The core clock is 1050 MHz on the reference design and the card can perform a total of 8.6 TFlops of FP32 compute performance.

A good 4K experience should be guaranteed with that and VR fans get an added bonus in the form of AMD LiquidVR that is said to give the best VR experience.

Most of this was already leaked before, but now we have it from official slides. It’s always great with confirmation and now we just need to wait for the release in a couple of days.

Thank you WCCFTech for providing us with this information

 

First Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 Ti Specifications Confirmed

AMD has been grabbing most headlines lately with their highly anticipated 300 series GPU launch, but that doesn’t mean the Nvidia is just standing by and watching what happens. They’ve been busy themselves and have been working on the GeForce GTX 980 Ti card that I know quite a few of our readers are looking forward too.

There have been some rumours concerning the specifications so far, but the sources have been questionable, or at least they weren’t verifiable. That has changed as Videocardz got the latest information directly from Jen-Hsun, the CEO of Nvidia, and you can’t really find anyone that more credible in this situation.

So what has been confirmed now? First of all the name, the next graphics card that Nvidia has for us all is the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. It will use half the memory of the TITAN X, 6GB, and it will be available with both stock and aftermarket coolers. The 12GB TITAN X monster is currently limited to Nvidia’s own stock coolers. The connection options were also confirmed and the 980 Ti comes with three DisplayPort, one HDMI, and one DVI-I port.

What we still don’t know is if it will use the full GM200 silicon and what speeds it will run at, but I’m sure we won’t have to wait long before we also get those details as the card is expected to arrive in a few week. We’ll make sure to keep you updated. The chart below is from earlier this year and contains some of the rumoured specification of the new card.

Thank you Videocardz for providing us with this information