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PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch News, Reviews and Features PS4, Xbox, Nintendo Switch News, Reviews and Features
- March 25, 2019

According to the blog post, the first episode is going to be dedicated to showcasing upcoming PS4 and PS VR software. Whilst citing several reasons why it now looks as though the company is taking a more direct approach for its announcements, revealing a new programme called State of Play . (more...)
How much would you pay for Google Stadia? How much would you pay for Google Stadia?
- March 24, 2019

In grossly oversimplified terms, Stadia aims to deliver high-quality streaming games to a multitude of platforms, from Chromebooks to Pixels, and even the Chromecast Ultra. The device will come with shortcuts to the Google Assistant which will allow you to access help menu and controls using your voice and for taking screenshots and will have a microphone built into the hardware. (more...)
Microsoft and UW demo automated data storage in fabricated DNA Microsoft and UW demo automated data storage in fabricated DNA
- March 24, 2019

Next, the stored DNA was read by a DNA sequencer. Chris Takahashi, senior research scientist at the Paul G Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering, explains that while machines are already used for synthesizing and sequencing DNA, numerous steps are manual. (more...)
Video Ad Fraud Has Been Draining Phone Batteries Video Ad Fraud Has Been Draining Phone Batteries
- March 24, 2019

Do you think their ads were hijacked? App developers say they've received complaints of their apps draining consumers' phone batteries , BuzzFeed said, but they often can't explain the source of the battery drain. '.To be crystal clear, another customer on Aniview's [self-serve] platform used this [video ad] player and is responsible for this activity and we took actions immediately to stop this activity. (more...)
Ironman Completes All Five Souls Games Without Taking A Hit Ironman Completes All Five Souls Games Without Taking A Hit
- March 24, 2019

One attempt at the run saw him get hit during the last boss of the last game in the series , putting a tragic ending on a long run. If I were to say the most, I would say embarking on this mission would be detrimental to one's health. Bloodborne , on the other hand, is much faster and contains many more surprise attacks. Followers of Happy Hob, or no-hit runners in general, will know his accomplishments well. (more...)
Nintendo Labo’s new VR kit looks even better in action Nintendo Labo’s new VR kit looks even better in action
- March 24, 2019

Nintendo announced its return to virtual reality (VR) earlier this month by unveiling the Labo VR Kit for its hybrid console, the Nintendo Switch . Use the Toy-Con Bird to soar through the air all while collecting items and helping to hatch little baby birds along the way. Fling fruit at the hungry hippos to try to lure them to your side and score all of the points. (more...)
Persona 5 The Royal Announced For PS4, Trailer Teases New Character
- March 24, 2019

The trailer for Persona 5 The Royale is focused on a new female character who is a student at Shujin Academy, the school where most of the main cast are also enrolled. What is the role that she plays? While it's not officially been announced as an upgraded version of the original Persona 5 , previous entries like Persona 3 Portable and Persona 4 Golden which were effectively expanded versions of the original entries have led to speculation that The Royal will be similar. (more...)
Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 revealed after 15 years of waiting Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 revealed after 15 years of waiting
- March 24, 2019

The original title was not a smash sales-wise, but it had become a beloved and enduring cult classic in the years since. Inspired by immersive sims like Dishonored and Deus Ex, Bloodlines 2 boasts plenty of ways for you to navigate obstacles you encounter. (more...)
Amazon to launch mobile ads soon to challenge Google and Facebook Amazon to launch mobile ads soon to challenge Google and Facebook
- March 23, 2019

Bloomberg said the idea is to generate more revenue for Amazon's advertising division, which is now focused on selling ad space that features brand logos and product photos. Amazon has avoided selling advertising space on its site from years, not to disrupt shopping experience. Earlier, only the product descriptions and consumer reviews were available for the users to make up their mind. (more...)
Comcast beats Apple to it, announces its own TV streaming service Comcast beats Apple to it, announces its own TV streaming service
- March 23, 2019

In addition to renting or purchasing content at will, or accessing content stored in Movies Anywhere. Xfinity Flex gives Xfinity Internet customers some of these same features, enabling them to easily access their entertainment, find their Wi-Fi password, see what devices are connected to their network, set parental controls , and even pause Wi-Fi access on their home network. (more...)
PUBG Mobile imposes six-hour gameplay restriction for Indian players? PUBG Mobile imposes six-hour gameplay restriction for Indian players?
- March 23, 2019

According to the new restriction, Indian players will be shown a warning after two and four hours of playing the game that they are soon going to reach the limit. The Tukshai three-wheeled bus replaces the Dacia, Jeep, and Mini Bus on Sanhok. In the 0.11.5 update, players can now enjoy birthday parties with fireworks on Spawn Island. (more...)
Facebook: Millions of passwords were not encrypted properly Facebook: Millions of passwords were not encrypted properly
- March 22, 2019

He also explained how Facebook masks users' passwords and said, "Our login systems are created to mask passwords using techniques that make them unreadable". Storing passwords in plain text is "unfortunately more common than most of the industry talks about", Jake Williams, president of Rendition Infosec, told reporters. (more...)
Shang Tsung Joins Mortal Kombat 11 As First DLC Character Shang Tsung Joins Mortal Kombat 11 As First DLC Character
- March 22, 2019

Check out the trailer and the schedule for beta below. Shang Tsung in MK11 is being voiced and modeled after Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, the actor who played the character in the Mortal Kombat film . As well as being Mortal Kombat 11's first DLC character, Shang Tsung will also serve as the host, narrator, and guide for players when they enter the Krypt. (more...)
Epic Games CEO isn't anxious about Apex Legends overtaking Fortnite Epic Games CEO isn't anxious about Apex Legends overtaking Fortnite
- March 22, 2019

In addition, the intelligence firm reports that Respawns' Apex Legends experienced the best launch month of any free-to-play game in history. Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney thinks that mobile games are becoming competitive with console games, and companies throughout the industry are not taking advantage of the potential of handsets. (more...)
Starting Monday, PlayStation Will Have its Own Nintendo Direct-alike Starting Monday, PlayStation Will Have its Own Nintendo Direct-alike
- March 22, 2019

However, the PlayStation Blog post promises there will be additional episodes aired throughout the year, featuring "more updates and announcements". While the platform holder does have other broadcasts lined up to celebrate the launch, we'll be absolutely shocked if it doesn't spend a hot minute (or five) trying to build hype for its latest sports game. (more...)
Google's first AI-powered Doodle is a piano duet with Bach Google's first AI-powered Doodle is a piano duet with Bach
- March 22, 2019

Google on Friday celebrated the birth anniversary of German composer and musician of the Baroque period, Johann Sebastian Bach . It's the first artificial-intelligence powered Google Doodle . Today, it's making its latest experiment public, and in a high-profile way: in one of the "Doodles" promoted on the homepage of its search engine. Once the model learned Bach's style from the various pieces, another team made it so that the machine learning could take place from someone's web browser ... (more...)
Netflix testing cheaper mobile-only plan in India Netflix testing cheaper mobile-only plan in India
- March 22, 2019

In the testing phase at the moment, the low-priced plan is meant for select mobile users only, and Netflix will be taking a further call on rolling it out to the larger market in the country, which also happens to be one of the fastest-growing mobile app markets in the world. (more...)
New AirPods with Wireless Charging Cases Are Already Selling out New AirPods with Wireless Charging Cases Are Already Selling out
- March 22, 2019

If you've been planning to buy the new AirPods , here are five things you need to know. Users who aren't interested in the new wireless charging case could get their second-gen AirPods a bit sooner. The new chip is also said to offer 30% lower gaming latency. The new AirPods will be available in India later this Spring. The second generation Apple AirPods with regular case is priced at Rs 14,900 in India. (more...)
Google Unveils New Gaming Platform Stadia Google Unveils New Gaming Platform Stadia
- March 22, 2019

Google's Stadia is a service that allows players to stream video games via the cloud across a variety of different devices. "Harrison said. "[My] point of view was in order to really deliver on the promise of this platform, we had to build our own games. (more...)
Steam's redesigned library will show what's happening with your games Steam's redesigned library will show what's happening with your games
- March 22, 2019

Those among you who use Steam's Big Picture mode will find the layout familiar. PC Gamer shared the image below that previewed Steam's refreshed layout, though it was stressed that this change now only appears to apply to the library and not the actual store where players buy games. (more...)
Some Nokia 7.1 Units in Norway Caught Sending Data to China Some Nokia 7.1 Units in Norway Caught Sending Data to China
- March 22, 2019

Some of the accusations are baseless while others not so much. While the Nokia phone maker has since issued a software update addressing the issue, Reuters reports that the Finnish data protection ombudsman isn't sweeping this under the carpet saying it will launch an investigation to ascertain if there was indeed a violation of GDPR law. (more...)
This is the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe This is the new Porsche Cayenne Coupe
- March 22, 2019

This sporty look comes at the expense of utility, just like every other slanted roof SUV out there. Speaking of the interior, Porsche also made it a point to design every single one of its seats (including the rear) akin to what one might find in a sports auto. (more...)
The Outer Worlds Also Skipping Steam for Epic Games Store The Outer Worlds Also Skipping Steam for Epic Games Store
- March 22, 2019

They won't be landing on Steam at launch though, as Epic Games has timed-exclusive rights. Epic will receive no revenue share from the sale of those games purchased through the Humble Store . Epic Games Store titles, including exclusives, will soon begin appearing on the Humble Store, Epic Games announced Wednesday. Let's also not forget that there was a lot of controversy surrounding the Epic Store release of Metro Exodus . (more...)
System Shock 3 Releases Teaser Trailer System Shock 3 Releases Teaser Trailer
- March 22, 2019

Original producer Warren Spector is on board to helm the series' return to form, but its journey to retail has been more than a little spotty. The upcoming game has gone through several ups and downs in recent years including the departure of its publisher, Starbreeze , which is going through financial problems. (more...)
Huawei P30 Pro priced leaked on Amazon Italy starting from ~RM4725 Huawei P30 Pro priced leaked on Amazon Italy starting from ~RM4725
- March 21, 2019

This time leaker extraordinaire Evan Blass has revealed some official renders of what we assume to be the upcoming P30 and P30 Pro . Apart from all that, Huawei P30 will come with Kirin 980 octa-core SoC clocked at 1.8GHz and will have ARM Mali G76 GPU. (more...)