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Nintendo Dropping Price Of Five Best-Selling 3DS Games

3dsxlcropNintendo is offering 5 of the best selling first party titles for the 3DS for just $29.99 each from April 22. Mario Kart 7, Super Mario 3D Land, New Super Mario Bros. 2, Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D will be available in the Nintendo eShop on Nintendo 3DS and in retail stores at a cut price, and Nintendo hasn’t attached an end date to that price drop. So if you’re looking to beef up your 3DS game library and haven’t yet picked up any of the above titles, it looks now’s the time.

 

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Netflix streaming speeds on Comcast jump 65 percent after controversial deal

Netflix customers on Comcast are already seeing the benefits of a controversial pact between the streaming service and cable provider. Comcast jumped five spots in Netflix’s ranking of ISP performance for the month of March. It now sits in fifth place, delivering an average streaming speed of 2.5Mbps — up from the 11th place spot it held in February, when Comcast delivered a pitiful 1.15Mbps average to Netflix subscribers.

“This month’s rankings are a great illustration of how performance can improve when ISPs work to connect directly to Netflix,” said Netflix. It’s also a great illustration of what happens when Netflix pays off cable providers to speed things up: Comcast now charts above Verizon FiOS and even Time Warner Cable,…

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James Dyson wants to build a giant floating vacuum to clean rivers

Thanks to his vacuum cleaners, famed designer James Dyson is already helping to keep homes clean all over the world — now he wants to do the same for the Earth’s water. Dyson has detailed a concept he’s tinkering with called the M.V. Recyclone barge, which uses a similar suction system as his vacuums, but would use it to suck up plastic and other debris floating on the water’s surface.

The floating barge first captures the trash in a large net, before it’s then sucked inside and processed and separated by type of plastic. It’s just a concept right now, but Dyson is hopeful that it could be turned into a useful tool for keeping waters clean. It may not be designed for oceans, but by sifting through rivers it could help reduce the…

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T-Mobile is killing overages on all plans starting this June

T-Mobile hasn’t quite been as UnCarrier as some would like. Despite the network’s turn toward overage-free service, there’s still occasional chances that you’ll pay extra for heavy use — especially if you’re on a grandfathered plan. That won’t be a…

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2K Bringing Goliath Sized Bunch of New Games to PAX EAST

 

2K_PAXEast2014_1In case you hadn’t heard, PAX East 2014 is just about to start at the Boston Convention Center and 2K Games has a bevy of new titles to show off on the convention floor. There’s hands-on time with Evolve, 2K’s 4vs1 shooter; there’ll also be a chance to get to look at the recently announced Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, which takes place between Borderlands 1 and 2. Finally, on Saturday, Firaxis will be announcing an all new AAA title live at their panel in the DragonFly Theatre at 11.30am.

You can check out the full details of 2K’s PAX East offerings here, and you can find them at the convention at booths 962 and 964.

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Ghost Recon Phantoms Now Available On Steam and PC

Ubisoft have retooled Ghost Recon Online into a new form and unleashed it onto Steam today as Ghost Recon Phantoms. The free-to-play team tactics shooter now has a new background story, new user interface as well as new character and weapon designs for all three classes. Also matchmaking has been balanced for better skill matching and the user experience has been retooled to allow for players to get access to better equipment faster.

Ghost Recon Phantoms is available now on Steam and PC.

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Roomba Beware: The New RYDIS Line Vacuums AND Mops!

H67-Pro-H68-Pro-ComboLet’s face it: There are some folks out there that simply aren’t impressed by a watch that tells you the weather and notifies you of incoming calls and texts–after all, we already have smartphones that can do that. But robotic vacuums? That’s a completely different story…and I’ve yet to talk with anyone who wouldn’t be willing to give up their vacuum routine if there was an automated option that fit their budget. While Roomba made a big splash with its original line of robotic vacuums, Moneual is taking it to the next level with its 2 new RYDIS models–the H67 Pro and H68 Pro. In addition to vacuuming your floors, both models are also able to mop up your messes, with the H68 even supplying its own water tank–an industry first. Both vacuums promise excellent battery life, as well as motors that feature a 5,000 hour lifespan–which, unless you’re Howard Hughes, should be more than enough to keep your floors clean well into the next decade. The H67 Pro and H68 Pro list for $399 and $499 respectively, and you can check out all of the details, including retail availability, after the jump.

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The Last of Us Remastered Coming To PS4 This Summer

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The Last of Us was the absolute highlight of gaming in 2013, winning over 200 game of the year awards and traumatising countless players. Now Joel and Ellie’s epic journey is coming to PS4 in the form of The Last of Us Remastered. This brand new version will improve the already technically stunning game with all new next-gen character models, improved shadows and lighting, upgraded textures, along with even more improvements. Also this new version will include all the DLC released on the PS3 (the stunning single player add-on Left Behind is a must) as well as a brand new director’s commentary for cinematics featuring director Neil Druckmann and voice actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson. For those of us who maybe only managed to grab a PS4 yesterday, this is incredibly good news.

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New Nintendo Direct Is All About Smash Bros.

If you’re a Nintendo fan, it may be safe to say you’ve been eagerly awaiting any news on the newest iteration of Super Smash Bros. for the 3DS and Wii U. Well wait no more, as the latest Nintendo Direct is focused on nothing but the character filled brawler. There’s some new (and old) characters added to the mix including Zero Suit Samus, Sheik, and Pokemon X/Y’s Greninja. Also there’s finally new about launch windows with the 3DS version out this summer while the Wii U version will be out in the winter. Also Nintendo boast that the 3DS version will run most of the gameplay ay 60 frames per second in 3D, making for incredibly smooth combat.

You can watch the complete Nintendo Direct above.

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Netflix begins 4K streaming with House of Cards, if you have the right TV

If you’re prone to skipping the intro on House of Cards, you might want to ease off the fast-forward controls in the future. Why? Because finally you can enjoy that scenic tour of Washington DC in glorious 4K (you have a 4K TV, right?). Actually,…

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