Russia’s Hypersonic Missile Redefines Fast…

The speed of fast is defined by the fastest animal’s or machines of any given period. In the 1800’s fast was a pack of horses, 1900’s saw the jet redefine fast and now hypersonic missiles are just about to redefine fast for us all. This won’t just be a slight adjustment to the definition either, this will be a complete re-write of the definition.

The Russian MoD (Ministry of Defence) have been talking up the capabilities of their next generation hypersonic missiles for the last 2 years. The Zircon, Avanguard and the ABM system. Of the three it is the ABM (Anti-Ballistic Missile) Interceptor system that really grabs attention and redefines fast. It is unnaturally fast, instantly fast, the kind of fast that requires expletives to describe properly.

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Windows 10 Handhelds: Switch Style Windows Gaming on the Go…

The current king of ‘gaming on the go’ is undoubtedly the Nintendo Switch but Windows contenders are lining up to take on the current light weight champion.

Two new handhelds have fought their way up from the street, made it through Kickstarter training camp and are now ready to take the fight to the champion. All in the hopes of making it to the top and fight it out for our hard earn money.

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Divoom Tivoo Max: The Thumping Pixel Art Speaker

Here at Highpants HQ we have a great appreciation for high quality audio. Not only does it get us through the day but it also acts as the heat beat of the team.

So, when we stumbled across the Tivoo Max, a new gadget that combines portable high-quality audio, retro styling and pixel art, we couldn’t resist banging it on the company credit card. Just don’t tell the boss! If he finds out we figure we can just say it was for review purposes, content is king after all.

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The Battle of the PC Game Controllers: Xbox One versus SteelSeries Stratus Duo…

Here at Highpants I am the odd one out when it comes to gaming (tip of the iceberg), a game controller is my weapon of choice for gaming. This seems only natural to me as a long-time console gamer and a part time PC gamer.

With several awesome PC co-op games have taking over the office, especially Division2 and Vermintide 2, I thought it would be an opportune time to upgrade my old Logitech controller and join in the co-op mayhem.

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NVIDIA Shield TV Pro: The King of Streamers Gets an Upgrade…

The Internets rumour mill has been steadily churning out whispers of a new NVIDIA Shield TV. In all honesty these rumours have been more wish and hope than reality, until now. This week eagle eyed shoppers noticed something new on Amazon, the Shield TV Pro.

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Free Game Alert: Grand Theft Auto – San Andreas

Action packed video games don’t get any bigger than Grand Theft Auto (GTA). Rockstars most famous game franchise is always controversial, always pushes the limits and its always fun. Now you can get a full copy (minus Hot Coffee mini game) of GTA: San Andreas for free by simply installing the Rockstar Launcher. Get in quick this one is only availble till the 8th of October.

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Free Game Alert: Destiny 2 Now Free to Play on Steam…

Game developer Bungie has finalised its divorce from Activision, both have now parted ways, and we are all the winners of this new arrangement. With all the vigour of a divorcee on a Friday night out Bungie has let Destiny 2 loose, converting it to a free to play game via Steam.

Bungies entire back catalogue has now moved from its old home at Battle.net to its post-divorce accommodation at Steam. Bungie hasn’t neglected its old fiends either, all current Battle.net accounts can be easily migrated to Steam keeping your gaming history intact.

Fellow lovers of free wares jump onto Steam and secure your copy of the now free to play Destiny 2 Shadowkeep. Now that Destiny 2 is a Free To Play title there is of course no deadline inspired rush but remember the longer you wait the more action you will miss. Prepare to light up the moon with all of the hellacious gunfire and destruction this reborn shooter has to offer.

Reference: Steam – Destiny 2
Reference: TechSpot

Jimmy Kimmel’s Celebrities Read Mean Tweets #12

The relentless celebrity beat down that is ‘Celebrities Read Mean Tweets’ has returned to continue the hilarious tradition. For this round of mud slinging Kimmel has focused on Hollywood Celebrities, and Kim Kardashian. Who knows how the hell she made it in there but make it she did! Sit back, buckle up and make sure you have your laughing pants on, this one is a ripper.

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aptX HD 24-bit Bluetooth Audio, Unwired for High Definition Sound…

It is often said that you can’t have your cake and eat it too. Fellow lovers of high-quality audio prepare to rejoice; our cake has arrived, and we shall be eating it. Long have we been forced to choose between having cabled headphones with all the frustration that goes with them, or no cable and lower quality audio. Now there is an option that lets us listen to superb high-fidelity audio without having to endure the tangle of frustration. This new all-encompassing option is aptX HD Bluetooth audio.

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