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Sea of Solitude is About The Monstrous Effects of Being Lonely Sea of Solitude is About The Monstrous Effects of Being Lonely
- June 10, 2018

Given what unfolds in the first teaser trailer below, this seems to be a fair assessment of Sea of Solitude . The trailer shows off the lovely graphics of the upcoming third-person exploration game with a gorgeous soundtrack matching the tone of the game note for note. (more...)
Unravel Two Revealed with Co-Op and Available Now Unravel Two Revealed with Co-Op and Available Now
- June 10, 2018

Unravel 2 will feature drop-in/drop-out co-op. The entire game has been created to be played with two characters: you can play in co-op, but also in single-player, in which case you can untwine the two characters from one another and control them independently to solve puzzles. (more...)
Respawn's Star Wars Game Confirmed as 'Jedi Fallen Order' Respawn's Star Wars Game Confirmed as 'Jedi Fallen Order'
- June 10, 2018

Not that this week hasn't been full of leaks and announcements already. Why could it be a new Star Wars game? While there was no footage, Zampella was able to disclose some light details on the game. EA Play starts tomorrow, June 9 at 11 am Pacific, beginning with EA's conference. This probably isn't great news for the future of Titanfall 3, though. (more...)
Command & Conquer Returns As Free-To-Play Mobile Title, Rivals Command & Conquer Returns As Free-To-Play Mobile Title, Rivals
- June 09, 2018

The last main entry in the series, Command & Conquer 4: Tiberian Twilight, came out in 2010. The game focuses on very quickly collecting resources and building forces, in an attempt to take control of one of three bases on the map. EA revealed the game during its EA Play event today in Los Angeles ahead of next week's Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3 ). Let's hope that the monetisation is not too aggressive. (more...)
Facebook introduces new portal for gaming enthusiasts Facebook introduces new portal for gaming enthusiasts
- June 09, 2018

Fb.gg practically consolidates whoever you follow (or might want to follow) into one centralized section of the domain. In a world where Twitch , Mixer, and YouTube Gaming are already fighting for dominance on that market, Facebook would have to make up a lot of ground to be in the running. (more...)
EA are launching a game streaming service this summer EA are launching a game streaming service this summer
- June 09, 2018

Battlefield V which immerses players in unexpected battles and untold stories of World War 2 as never seen before starting October 11, 2018 for Origin Access Premier members. The Origin Access Premier service will begin later with its first title, Madden NFL 19 , and will also include EA's titles such as Federation Internationale de Football Association 19, Battlefield V , and Anthem as the company announced on stage at E3. (more...)
Come watch EA's E3 2018 press conference with us! Come watch EA's E3 2018 press conference with us!
- June 09, 2018

As participants arrive at the event, a floor map of the area has leaked and offers some hints that there may be at least two big surprises in store. The presentation is expected to be about an hour long with extended gameplay and footage thereafter. (more...)
Facebook shared user details with firms after cutting developers' access Facebook shared user details with firms after cutting developers' access
- June 09, 2018

The records included information about the friends of Facebook users, including phone numbers and breakdowns analyzing the degrees of separation between people on the social networks, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The company said the extensions lasted several weeks and months. The company believes the previously unreported extensions with a select group of companies is consistent with previous statements that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has made, including in testimony to ... (more...)
Paladins Is Coming To Nintendo Switch And Looks Fantastic Paladins Is Coming To Nintendo Switch And Looks Fantastic
- June 09, 2018

The Switch version won't have cross-platform functionality with the PlayStation 4 version, which is to be expected given Sony's feelings on the matter. Nintendo has announced Paladins is coming to the system on June 12, 2018, should people purchase the Founder's Pack. Though the game is free-to-play on other platforms, a free-to-play version won't be available later in the summer according to VentureBeat . (more...)
Yahoo Messenger is dead Yahoo Messenger is dead
- June 09, 2018

Yahoo Messenger first launched in 1998 as Yahoo Pager, back in a time before smartphones, when kids actually knew what a pager referred to. Until then, you can continue to use the service normally, ' Yahoo said in a statement. Yahoo published a small FAQ in which the company tries to answer some of the most pressing questions that Yahoo Messenger users may have. "We're constantly experimenting with new services and apps, one of which is an invite-only group messaging app called Yahoo ... (more...)
VPNFilter malware that attacks routers is far more risky than thought VPNFilter malware that attacks routers is far more risky than thought
- June 09, 2018

However, new findings suggest that it also has the ability to steal people's information by bypassing web encryptions. Cisco Talos was the first to discover the spread of VPNFilter and that it targets Wi-Fi routers . It could steal website credentials and cause infected devices to self-destruct. Despite the command and control unit being shut down by the Federal Bureau of Investigation weeks ago, the malware is already out in the open and attackers can use it to target users across the ... (more...)
Choose your own swipe actions with the latest Gmail for Android Choose your own swipe actions with the latest Gmail for Android
- June 09, 2018

You can have up to two of these actions enabled at all times: one on the right swipe and another one on the left swipe. No more opening emails or navigating menus over and over. You may need the latest version of Gmail (8.5.20) before you'll see them, but this also may be some sort of server-side change . No word yet on when the swipe gestures will come to iOS. (more...)
Drop-top Porsche 911 Speedster concept revealed Drop-top Porsche 911 Speedster concept revealed
- June 09, 2018

The auto is visually draws links to the first Porsche 356 from 1948, with its two-tone livery of silver and white paint, the opaque "X" shapes over the headlights-as was originally done via tape to protect them from chipping and shattering-a shorter and more radically reclined windshield frame, and shorter side windows. (more...)
Sprint debuts new unlimited data plan that costs just $15 a line Sprint debuts new unlimited data plan that costs just $15 a line
- June 08, 2018

Sprint's $15 pricing makes it the cheapest unlimited plan available on the market, giving even the low-priced prepaid carriers some serious competition. However, your video streams will be limited to 480p, while music is limited to 500Kbps, and gaming streams at 2Mbps. This means that one can not just start a new line of service - a huge commitment Sprint is asking users to make. (more...)
Bandai Namco and DONTNOD announce Twin Mirror, to be released in 2019 Bandai Namco and DONTNOD announce Twin Mirror, to be released in 2019
- June 08, 2018

Oddly, it's been unveiled as part of Sony's pre-E3 build-up, that previously saw Tetris Effect and the Days Gone release date announced. The Bandai Community Specialist also added, " Twin Mirror is a psychological thriller wrapped around an investigation where your memories, choices, and relationships will determine Sam's complicated fate". (more...)
Fortnite Week 4 challenge: Search between a Playground, Campsite and a Footprint Fortnite Week 4 challenge: Search between a Playground, Campsite and a Footprint
- June 08, 2018

Weekly challenges are available for anyone who purchases the Season 4 Battle Pass , which can be had for 950 in-game "V-Bucks", or roughly $10. Hard challenges will award players 10 Battle Stars; the rest will award five. Head to the locations shown on the map here, find which wall the poster is stuck to, and then interact with it. Fortnite Blockbuster week 6 boasts plenty of variation in terms of its challenges and might take a bit more time than the previous week's challenges, so ... (more...)
E3 2018: 13 Insane Announcements That Could Actually Happen E3 2018: 13 Insane Announcements That Could Actually Happen
- June 08, 2018

If you haven't bought an Xbox One console yet, this weekend will be a great time to make the jump. The sale ends on June 23, but it might be a sign that the high-end system may be receiving a permanent price drop soon, especially if the promotion moves a lot of units. (more...)
Essential Phone's next module adds a 3.5mm headphone jack
- June 08, 2018

According to a blog post from Essential, the Audio Adapter HD is machined from titanium, features a high-res ESS Sabre DAC with hardware MQA rendering, and an audiophile-grade amp for use with your high-impedance headphones. This allows you to listen to music how the artist intended without it taking up a massive amount of space on your device. Short for Master Quality Authenticated, MQA is a lossless audio format that promises to deliver higher than CD-quality audio, delivering music at a ... (more...)
Just Cause 4 Leaked From Steam Pre-Purchase Banner Just Cause 4 Leaked From Steam Pre-Purchase Banner
- June 08, 2018

So what does the actual ad tell us? However, there's not much to discern from the artwork, other than a fairly temperate-looking setting and main character Rico Rodriguez looking pretty much like he always does. The studio's acclaimed pedigree is strong, and it has multiple branches working across the world, but one wonders whether Avalanche is biting off more than it can chew with so many fingers in so many pies. (more...)
Digital spend to take lead in €5.1bn Irish entertainment industry Digital spend to take lead in €5.1bn Irish entertainment industry
- June 08, 2018

Personalisation: Today's empowered consumers reject one-size-fits-all content experiences. "PwC now expects smartphone ownership in the United Kingdom to hit more than 70 million and, as a result, mobile internet access is forecast to account for more than half of overall internet access revenue in four years' time". (more...)
Days Gone release date announced Days Gone release date announced
- June 08, 2018

It's been a long time coming, but Sony's Days Gone finally has its release date and a brand new trailer. The June 8, 2018 announcement will be a new PlayStation 4 game. Freakers, zombie-like humans and animals that have become mindless and violent, travel the roads, and Deacon must evade and battle them. Sony has showed off the game, which began development in early 2015, during E3 in 2016 and 2017. (more...)
Does Fallen Kingdom have an end credits scene? Does Fallen Kingdom have an end credits scene?
- June 08, 2018

It's not without its moments, largely due to the efforts of director J.A. Bayona, but it's nevertheless tough to shake the staggering stupidity of Colin Trevorrow and Derek Connolly's script. Three years after the destruction of the Jurassic World theme park, Owen Grady and Claire Dearing return to the island of Isla Nublar to save the remaining dinosaurs from a volcano that's about to erupt. (more...)
Apple hit with another faulty hardware lawsuit - this time it's the Watch Apple hit with another faulty hardware lawsuit - this time it's the Watch
- June 08, 2018

Sciacca also seeks class-action status to be able to include anyone in the United States who purchased any of the four Apple Watch models. Just as with the lawsuits now ranged against Apple for its "butterfly" keyboard on the most recent MacBook Pros where the keys fly off and are hard to replace, requiring consumers to pay Apple technicans to fix them, Sciacca notes that "consumers began to complain that the screens on their Watches were spontaneously detaching from the body of their ... (more...)
Crackdown 3 Delayed To 2019, Says New Rumor Crackdown 3 Delayed To 2019, Says New Rumor
- June 08, 2018

We haven't heard a lick of news about the title since a year ago and the recent Amazon snafu could be a potential mix-up due to the release date shifting. No reason has been offered for the delay, which puts a pretty major hole in Microsoft's release schedule for the rest of the year. Having relied heavily on Sea of Thieves and State of Decay in the early part of this year, Forza is now the only release we can be reasonably sure of seeing from Microsoft over the next few months. (more...)
Terrifying: an artificial intelligence was fed Reddit captions. Now it's a 'psychopath' Terrifying: an artificial intelligence was fed Reddit captions. Now it's a 'psychopath'
- June 08, 2018

Norman is an AI system trained to perform image captioning, in which deep learning algorithms are used to generate a text description of an image. The research team aimed to highlight the dangers of feeding specific data into an algorithm and how that may bias or influence its behaviour. (more...)