Star Wars Developer Making New Multiplayer Game

Former Star Wars: The Old Republic developer Dallas Dickinson is heading up a new studio to make a new multiplayer online action game.

Dickinson has assembled a staff full of veteran online game developers who have worked on The Old Republic, Dark Age of Camelot, and Warhammer Online, for his new studio called QC Games and have partnered with publisher Nexon for its first game.

“Having the freedom to bring our vision to life is paramount to me and my team,” Dickinson said in a statement, “working with Nexon America provides us creative control as well as deep support from a partner who understands the online market better than anyone else.”

No details were given in regards to the studios’ first game.

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Gym for Nerds Opens in Los Angeles

Are you ready to get “nerd strong?” A new gym open in LA is catering specifically to those of us in the geek communities.

It’s called Nerdstrong, and it thinks it’s time for you to stop being the scruffy-looking nerf herder.

Many of the workouts are built around fantasy, sci-fi, and superhero adventures as a way of making exercising more fun. You may be kicking down dungeon doors, raiding temples, joining the Avengers, fighting zombies, or even taking on Game of Thrones’ the Mountain in combat.

My favorite, though, is battling Coily alongside Q*bert. That is a fairly obscure idea for a workout routine. Although, I imagine all that jumping would be good exercise.

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Snapdragon 820 With Custom Kryo Cores Scores 83,774 On AnTuTu

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A few hours back, Qualcomm revealed a more details about its upcoming flagship SoC, the Snapdragon 820. The company particularly stressed on performance and efficiency in this new chip. Also, the chip is reportedly made with high-end performance and slim smartphone design in mind.

The cores inside the chipset is built for heterogeneous computing. This means that the chip will be able to combine different functional cores of the entire system including GPU, CPU and DSP cores to achieve high-end performance and efficiency at the same time. Usually, one or two cores are dedicated for a task, but Qualcomm believes heterogeneous computing is the right way to tackle all tasks.

Qualcomm has reportedly used eight custom Kryo cores inside the Snapdragon 820. In case you remember, the Snapdragon 800 series chips used the custom Krait CPUs. The Kryo cores are built on the latest 14nm FinFET technology which maximizes power efficiency. These cores are clocked at 2.2GHz which the company claims will deliver up to 2 times the performance. Even the efficiency increases up to 2x times as compared to Snapdragon 810. The Kryo CPU along with Adreno 530 GPU and Hexagon 680 DSP will make sure that the chip performs better than most other SoCs in the market.

While we wait for the official launch of the Snapdragon 820 inside a smartphone, today, the chip was reportedly spotted on AnTuTu with a score of 83,774 points! That’s pretty impressive considering other chips, even the Exynos 7420 find it hard to cross the 70,000 mark. However, the configuration shows that the phone had a FHD 1080p resolution, so if the resolution is bumped up to 2K we may see the score drop down a bit.

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Kanye West’s crazy VMA speech hilariously re-imagined as a Seinfeld clip

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Over the weekend, Kanye West took control of the mic for a good 11 minutes during MTV’s annual VMA awards ceremony. During the course of a sprawling speech, which was at times endearing, the controversial and outspoken rapper-producer touched on all sorts of topics before casually mentioning his plans to run for President in 2016. And oh yes, did we mention that West admittedly “rolled up a little something” before the awards show to “knock the edge off”?

Suffice it to say, if you haven’t yet seen West’s speech in its entirety, it’s well worth checking out.

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Amazon Orders Sneaky Pete to Series

The Bryan Cranston/David Shore-produced pilot, Sneaky Pete, has been given a full season order by Amazon.

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Per Deadline, Sneaky Pete, which was developed by Cranston and Shore (House, M.D.) for CBS, premiered on August 7th as part of Amazon’s pilot season presentations (a smaller one, with only one other series premiering along with it). Well, now Amazon’s giving a series order to Sneaky Pete.

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Check out Asus’ gorgeous and very affordable Windows 10 computer-on-a-stick

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Who said you have to buy an expensive new laptop or desktop to enjoy Microsoft’s recently launched Windows 10 operating system? There are other, more affordable solutions available to users looking to fulfill their basic computing needs. One such device is the Asus VivoStick, a computer-on-a-stick gadget unveiled at IFA 2015 that delivers a Windows 10 experience for just $129.

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