Author: Current Artisan

HTC Vives Will Now Come With A Free Copy of Fallout 4 VR

You’ve got to hand it to Bethesda; when it comes to VR, they’re not messing around. After announcing that three of their highest-selling games would be coming to VR at this year’s E3, they’ve just made another bold move to put as many people in headsets as possible. Starting October 2nd, every purchase of an HTC Vive will come with a free copy of Fallout 4 VR. Since the game is going for a retail price of $60, it’s fair to say that this is a pretty sweet deal. Issuing a statement on the decision, Vive Studios’ Joel Breton...

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At A Chinese KFC, New Technology Lets Patrons Pay for Their Food with a Smile

A strange new payment method has been unveiled at a KFC in Hangzhou, China. Patrons need only look at the camera and smile for their identity to be recognized, and to be charged for their food. The technology is the product of Ant Financial, a subsidiary of the Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba. It needs about one to two seconds to take a facial scan with a 3D camera and run it against a “liveness algorithm” to confirm the identity of the payer. The company released a short video detailing how this new payment system would function, and how it...

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Stephen King Was Not Prepared for How Good The New It Is

We’re just a couple days away from the release of the highly-anticipated It remake, and already we’re being inundated with good early reviews. Most recently, the movie has received praise from another important source: the author of the original book. In a recent interview with Bloody Disgusting, Stephen King was quick to heap praises on the movie, stating: “I had hopes, but I was not prepared for how good it really was. It’s something that’s different, and at the same time, it’s something that audiences are gonna relate to. They’re gonna like the characters. To me, it’s all about...

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New Destiny 2 Trailer Finds the Funny Side of Armageddon

The original Destiny was met with a strong love-hate polarity. Fans of narrative and mission variety were let down by the game’s rigid and repetitive structure, while lovers of the classic formulas of MMORPGs (or Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games) loved its challenging raids and varied loot. Now, in a new trailer, it seems like Bungie is trying to meet fans half-way by keeping the abundance of guns, armor and power-ups, but throwing in more character and narrative for good measure. Directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (director of this year’s Kong: Skull Island), the video begins with a wise-cracking...

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Square Ennix and Ubisoft are Collaborating for A Final Fantasy/Assassins Creed Crossover DLC

Who would have thought that the dour, conspiracy-filled motifs of Assassins Creed would make perfect bedfellows with the colorful anime and J-pop infused worlds of Final Fantasy? But, lo and behold, it seems the developers of both games are giving us the team up of a lifetime with Final Fantasy XV: Assassin’s Festival. Set within the world of Final Fantasy XV, the game will see Noctis, the game’s protagonist, stumble into an Assassin’s themed festival. The DLC will add certain Assassin’s Creed gameplay elements, including the leap of faith and hidden assassinations. Best of all, it’s absolutely free. Check...

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