Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade Noctis battle gameplay, arcade to PS4 importable data detailed

Dissidia Final Fantasy Arcade Noctis battle gameplay, arcade to PS4 importable data detailed

Seven minutes of the Final Fantasy XV protagonist.

Dissidia Final Fantasy NT

Square Enix debuted over seven minutes of Noctis battle gameplay from the arcade version of Dissidia Final Fantasy and detailed the data that can be imported from the arcade version into the upcoming PlayStation 4 version, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, during a two-year anniversary live stream today.

Here’s what arcade players will be able to import:

Element Importable
Nationwide Battle Classes Yes However, it is also possible that a new maximum will be established.
Character Level (C.LV) Yes However, since the maximum Character Level of Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is 10, Character Levels of 11 or greater are rounded down.
HP Attacks Yes The Character Levels at which HP Attacks can be acquired in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT has not changed.
Symbol Chats Yes (some excluded) This essentially cannot be imported. However, in Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, you can acquire basic chat by increasing your Character Level.
Titles Yes (some excluded) Most titles, including titles obtained in Battle of the Gods and titles obtained in tournaments, can be imported. A small fraction of titles cannot be imported.
Player Icons Partially This essentially cannot be imported. Icons obtained in Battle of the Gods can be imported, but the majority of icons cannot be imported.
Battle BGMs Partially This essentially cannot be imported. Background music obtained in Battle of the Gods can be imported, but the majority of background music cannot be imported.

Dissidia Final Fantasy is playable now at arcades in Japan. Dissidia Final Fantasy NT is due out for PlayStation 4 on January 11 in Japan, and January 30 in North America and Europe.

Watch the Noctis gameplay video below. View a new set of screenshots at the gallery.

Thanks, Games Talk (2).

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Apple’s Face ID struggles detailed in new iPhone X report

We’ve known for months that the iPhone X will be very difficult to buy until 2018, but a new report is providing some details on what Apple is doing to improve the situation. Bloomberg reports that Apple has lowered the specifications for its Face ID components, to allow its supply chain to manufacture the iPhone X quicker. “It quietly told suppliers they could reduce the accuracy of the face-recognition technology to make it easier to manufacture,” says Bloomberg.

This reduction in accuracy appears to have taken place around the time of the iPhone X unveiling last month, but Bloomberg only says “early fall.” Apple announced the Face ID feature for the iPhone X on September 12th, noting its superior accuracy to Touch ID. Apple claims Face ID’s accuracy is 1,000,000:1, compared to 50,000:1 for Touch ID. If Apple has reduced the accuracy, the company will still be able to claim that Face ID is far more accurate than Touch ID.


Face ID sensorsFace ID sensors

Face ID sensors
Image: Apple

Face ID’s dot projector, the hardware that emits 30,000 infrared beams onto a face, is reportedly at the heart of the iPhone X production problems. We’ve heard reports that this component was causing shortages, and Bloomberg claims early supplier Finisar didn’t meet Apple’s tight requirements in time for production. Sharp and LG Innotek have also reportedly struggled to combine the laser and lens to make dot projectors, and at one stage only 20 percent of the company’s dot projectors were usable.

Apple’s reduction in accuracy has allowed these companies to test parts quicker, but Bloomberg says it’s not clear how this will affect Face ID in reality. If it improves the number of iPhone X handsets being manufactured without any noticeable difference, it will be a big win for Apple. Analysts are expecting Apple to have around two or three million iPhone X handsets for launch next week, which will mean it’s going to be very difficult to preorder a device on Friday.

Destiny 2’s seasonal changes detailed by Bungie (update)

At TwitchCon today, Bungie explained how Destiny 2’s concept of seasons will change the game on a regular basis, and revealed what players can expect when the game’s second season rolls around. The developer also detailed changes to what it calls “rituals,” like Iron Banner and Faction Rally, and confirmed the return of The Dawning, a holiday-themed event from the original Destiny.

Bungie said it added seasons to Destiny 2 to give players “a more predictable cadence for content updates.” Currently, the studio expects to have four seasons per year, though that is subject to change. Seasonal changes will see certain cosmetic items, including the contents of Bright Engrams, being swapped in and out. New seasons will also “change the themes of the player experience,” Bungie said.

Seasons will also give Bungie an opportunity to make “big changes” to the game, including tuning and balancing adjustments to the game’s multiplayer sandbox.

For Destiny 2’s second season, Bungie will bring back The Dawning. That seasonal event will manifest with some changes to the Tower and the Farm. Players will be able to play casual minigames like hockey and have snowball fights during The Dawning. The event will also introduce themed gear to Destiny 2. Here’s a preview of some of those items:


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The change in seasons will also affect clans and clan banners. Clan rank will reset with season two, as will the perks that players receive from their clan banners. Clan banner perks will match the themes of seasons, Bungie said, explaining that some of the perks in season one were tailored toward the Cabal.

Clans and their members will have a chance to reach their maximum clan rank and earn more loot before the end of season one, thanks to what Bungie is calling the Clarion Call. That event will give players double experience, meaning they’ll have a chance to earn twice as many Bright Engrams.

The rewards from Bright Engrams will change with seasons. Emotes, ships, Sparrows, Ghost shells and other cosmetics currently available in season one will be swapped out for new cosmetic rewards. Bungie showed off new exotic-class ships, Sparrows and a Mic Drop emote that will replace the Spicy Ramen emote next season.

Season two of Destiny 2 will also include a change to the Faction Rally, the event in which players pledge their allegiance to Dead Orbit, New Monarchy or Future War Cult. In season two, players will be able to earn faction armor by playing and representing your faction.

Bungie is also making some much-needed changes to how Iron Banner rewards work. The developer admitted that Destiny 2’s token economy isn’t the best fit for every game activity, and to address that, Bungie will give players the option to directly purchase Iron Banner guns with tokens and Legendary Shards. Armor items will also get new ornamental options that players will be able to earn through gameplay accomplishments. Here’s a peek at some of those ornamental items and Iron Banner guns:


Destiny 2 - Iron Banner-themed armorDestiny 2 - Iron Banner-themed armor

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Destiny 2 - Iron Banner-themed weaponsDestiny 2 - Iron Banner-themed weapons

Bungie/Activision

Those Iron Banner changes won’t hit until season two, however, and Bungie has one more Iron Banner event planned during season one.

For a sneak preview of some of the new items coming to Destiny 2 in its second season, check out the gallery below. And for more on Destiny 2, read our review and check out our in-depth guide.

Update (Oct. 23): Bungie will not hold its annual Halloween event in Destiny 2 this year, community manager David “DeeJ” Dague said on Twitter over the weekend. Known as Festival of the Lost, the event debuted in 2015 after the launch of Destiny: The Taken King and returned in 2016. Instead, the first seasonal event for Destiny 2 will be The Dawning, which is timed for this winter. “We may see it again someday,” Dague said of Festival of the Lost.

Destiny 2’s seasonal changes detailed by Bungie

At TwitchCon today, Bungie explained how Destiny 2’s concept of seasons will change the game on a regular basis and revealed what players can expect when the game’s second season rolls around. The developer also detailed changes to what it calls “rituals” like Iron Banner and Faction Rally, and confirmed the return of The Dawning, a holiday-themed event from the original Destiny.

Bungie said it added seasons to the game to give players “a more predictable cadence for content updates.” Currently, the studio expects to have four seasons per year, though that is subject to change. Seasonal changes will see certain cosmetic items, including the contents of Bright Engrams, being swapped in and out. New seasons will also “change the themes of the player experience,” Bungie said.

Seasons will also give Bungie an opportunity to make “big changes” to the game, including tuning and balancing adjustments to the game’s multiplayer sandbox.

For Destiny 2’s second season, Bungie will bring back The Dawning. That seasonal event will manifest with some changes to the Tower and the Farm. Players will be able to play casual minigames like hockey and have snowball fights during The Dawning. The event will also introduce themed gear to Destiny 2. Here’s a preview of some of those items:


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The change in seasons will also affect clans and clan banners. Clan rank will reset with season two, as will the perks that players receive from their clan banners. Clan banner perks will match the theme of seasons, Bungie said, explaining that some of the perks in season one were tailored toward the Cabal.

Clans and their members will have a chance to reach their maximum clan rank and earn more loot before the end of season one, thanks to what Bungie is calling the Clarion Call. That event will give players double experience, meaning they’ll have a chance to earn twice as many Bright Engrams.

The rewards from Bright Engrams will change with seasons. Emotes, ships, sparrows, Ghost shells and other cosmetics currently available in season one will be swapped out with new cosmetic rewards. Bungie showed off new exotic class ships, sparrows and a “Mic Drop” emote that will replace the “Spicy Ramen” emote next season.

Season two of Destiny 2 will also include a change to Faction Rally, the event in which players pledge their allegiance to Dead Orbit, New Monarchy or Future War Cult. In season two, players will be able to earn faction armor that can be earned by playing and representing your faction.

Bungie is also making some much-needed changes to how Iron Banner rewards work. The developer admitted that Destiny 2’s token economy isn’t the best fit for every game activity, and to address that, Bungie will give players the option to directly purchase Iron Banner guns with tokens and legendary shards. Armor items will also get new ornamental options that players will be able to earn through gameplay accomplishments. Here’s a peek at some of those ornamental items and Iron Banner guns:


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Those Iron Banner changes won’t hit until season two, however, and Bungie has one more Iron Banner event planned during season one.

For a sneak preview of some of the new items coming to Destiny 2 in its second season, check out the gallery below. And for more on Destiny 2, read our review and check out our in-depth guide.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 TI Full Specs and Clock Restriction Detailed

NVIDIA is prepping their latest GeForce 10 series card, the Pascal based GeForce GTX 1070 Ti for launch later this month. There have been new reports about the card, including full specifications from Expreview and also some interesting details that reveal that the card would come with locked down clock frequencies.

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Could Be As Fast As The GTX 1080 For a $100 US Less But Might Come With Locked Clock Frequencies

We first got to hear about the GeForce GTX 1070 TI about a month ago. At that time, we were quite skeptical if there was any more room to fill in the GeForce 10 series lineup by such a card. Based on latest findings, the card does exist as we have confirmed ourselves from three different board partners and it will indeed be launching later in October in custom flavors. But that’s the more fun part of this leak.

First of all, let’s talk specifications and as always, the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti uses the GP104 GPU to power it all. While we have seen many variants of the GP104 GPU, the GTX 1070 Ti uses an entirely different variant. This new SKU, known as GP104-300 has just one SM disabled meaning it should be very close to the GTX 1080 in terms of specifications and performance. So the chip features the 7.2 billion transistors on a 314mm2 die, has 2432 cores scattered across the 19 (out of 20) enabled SM units. This also gives us a total of 152 TMUs, 64 ROPs and 8 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 8 Gbps to pump out 256 GB/s bandwidth. The clocks of this card are maintained at 1607 MHz base and 1683 MHz boost frequencies.

In terms of power, the card is stated to feature the same TDP as the GTX 1080 at 180W, requiring a single 8-pin power connector to boot. As for pricing, this SKU is said to go for just around $100 US cheaper than the $499 US GTX 1080 at $399 to $429 US.

NVIDIA GeForce 10 Pascal Family:

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA Titan X NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti NVIDIA Titan Xp
Graphics Core GP107 GP107 GP106 GP104 GP106 GP104 GP104 GP104 GP102 GP102 GP102
Process Node 14nm FinFET 14nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Die Size 132mm2 132mm2 200mm2 314mm2 200mm2 314mm2 314mm2 314mm2 471mm2 471mm2 471mm2
Transistors 3.3 Billion 3.3 Billion 4.4 Billion 7.2 Billion 4.4 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 12 Billion 12 Billion 12 Billion
CUDA Cores 640 CUDA Cores 768 CUDA Cores 1152 CUDA Cores 1152 CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores 2432 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores 3840 CUDA Cores
Base Clock 1354 MHz 1290 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1607 MHz 1607 MHz 1417 MHz 1480 MHz 1480 MHz
Boost Clock 1455 MHz 1392 MHz 1708 MHz 1708 MHz 1708 MHz 1683 MHz 1683 MHz 1733 MHz 1530 MHz 1583 MHz 1582
FP32 Compute 1.8 TFLOPs 2.1 TFLOPs 4.0 TFLOPs 4.0 TFLOPs 4.4 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 8.1 TFLOPs 9.0 TFLOPs 11 TFLOPs 11.5 TFLOPs 12.5 TFLOPs
VRAM 2 GB GDDR5 4 GB GDDR5 3 GB GDDR5 3 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X 11 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed 7 Gbps 7 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 9 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 11 Gbps 10 Gbps 11 Gbps 11.4 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 112 GB/s 112 GB/s 192 GB/s 192 GB/s 224 GB/s 256 GB/s 256 GB/s 352 GB/s 480 GB/s 484 GB/s 547 GB/s
Bus Interface 128-bit bus 128-bit bus 192-bit bus 192-bit bus 192-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 384-bit bus 352-bit bus 384-bit bus
Power Connector None None Single 6-Pin Power Single 6-Pin Power Single 6-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power
TDP 75W 75W 120W 120W 120W 150W 180W 180W 250W 250W 250W
Display Outputs 1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
1x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
Launch Date October 2016 October 2016 September 2016 TBD 13th July 2016 10th June 2016 26th October 2017 27th May 2016 2nd August 2016 10th March 2017 6th April 2017
Launch Price $109 US $139 US $199 US $199 US $249 US $349 US ~$429 US $499 US $1200 US $699 US $1200 US

So The GTX 1070 Ti Sounds Great But What’s Up With The Locked Clocks?

The more interesting part of this leak is that there are two sources confirming that the card may be shipping with locked frequencies. First one is Expreview themselves and the second is Eteknix. You may ask how are locked clocks that big of a deal and why is NVIDIA doing so? First of all, as can be seen, the card has specifications almost on par with a GTX 1080 and clocks (reference) are also the same. This would mean that NVIDIA is giving away their GTX 1080 performance for a $100 US less which doesn’t make much sense.

However, there are some comprises made on the GTX 1070 Ti. The card has GDDR5 memory and not GDDR5X as the GTX 1080. The card will only be available in custom models so prices will vary from model to model. Thirdly, the card will stick with a series of locked clocks to ensure it performs close but not better than a GTX 1080 to make the GTX 1080 buyers have an incentive to choose that card over the 1070 Ti. Surprisingly, this sounds like a software level block which can be easily overcome by overclockers and we will have to wait till reviews hit the web to learn more about the clock restrictions.

It will be also interesting to see if the card boosts the same as a GTX 1080 or those clocks are affected too. It could also mean that NVIDIA is just letting AIBs make the coolers do most of the job rather than providing factory overclocked variants out of the box. As you know, GPU Boost 3.0 takes into account the power and thermals to let the card boost beyond its reference clocks. So the better the AIB designs, the better the boost clocks but just not out of box overclocked specs.

Nevertheless, the GTX 1070 Ti sounds like a great option for new GeForce buyers who want to get about the same level of performance that a GTX 1080 offers (-5% ~ -10%) for a $100 US cheaper. It launches later this month (26th October as rumored) so we will surely have more updates for you before then.



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