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Google telling users that the Play Store doesn't have Fortnite Google telling users that the Play Store doesn't have Fortnite
- August 13, 2018

Then came the bombshell that it wasn't going down that route and that the company would instead essentially roll its own application installer for Android that would be built to distribute one app and one app only: Fortnite for Android. It doesn't change the security model and how Epic's distribution fits within it, but it does remind users to make sure their devices are protected as much as they can be. (more...)
Fallout 76 Trolls, Beware: Griefers Will Be Hunted By Other Players Fallout 76 Trolls, Beware: Griefers Will Be Hunted By Other Players
- August 13, 2018

Apparently, Bethesda thought about that too and crafted a way to deal with the problem before the game is launched. Fallout 76 perks - all the perks revealed so far. When you die, you drop your junk. However, there are stashes around the world and at your camp that can be used to store junk and keep it safe, so smarter players will no doubt be seeking these out and using them frequently to store precious materials. (more...)
The Call of Duty The Call of Duty
- August 13, 2018

On consoles, you'll need a pre-order to play. An early-access PC beta exclusively on Battle.net will start today too, while the open PC beta is set to run from August 11 to August 13. In Heist, two teams of five players must locate a bag of cash and successfully deliver it to an extraction point. Instead, players start with a pistol and some in-game cash. (more...)
Shovel Knight Invades Another Game, Joining Rivals of Aether
- August 13, 2018

Shovel Knight's signature Shovel Drop is a big part of his game plan in Rivals of Aether and sets up for his combos. By taunting, Shovel Knight can summon Chester and spend his treasure on upgrades. In a recent blog post, developer dan Fornace revealed that the hero from Yacht Club Games smash hit Shovel Knight would join the game as DLC for $4.99. (more...)
Destiny 2 Forsaken Making Changes to Nightfall and Strike Playlists Destiny 2 Forsaken Making Changes to Nightfall and Strike Playlists
- August 13, 2018

For those who purchase the Forsaken DLC, the strike playlist will now offer three tiers of difficulty: 300, 400, and 500 Power. The Nightfall Strikes are also changing in a drastic way. The exception is Power 500 Strikes which will always be playable. These are a weekly activity that sees Ikora sending you out to repeat story missions for extra rewards, but they'll be replaced in Forsaken by the Heroic Story playlist. (more...)
Palm PVG100 aka Pepito Spotted in Leaked Pics Palm PVG100 aka Pepito Spotted in Leaked Pics
- August 12, 2018

Considering that the device comes in such a small size, the report added that it will pack an 800mAh battery, which may very well be insufficient in the year 2018. According to Android Police, the device is likely to sport a 3.3-inch HD LCD display while running Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 SoC. The Pepito will run on Android 8.1 and come in titanium and gold color variants and also, it does not have a headphone jack either, for some reason. (more...)
Resident Evil 2 Collector’s Edition in Japan is $900 Resident Evil 2 Collector’s Edition in Japan is $900
- August 12, 2018

Capcom and Qwerkytoys have teamed up to create a Resident Evil 2: Remastered Edition themed mechanical keyboard. What you're looking at is a Lexington typewriter-style Bluetooth-enabled wireless keyboard for use with your computer or mobile device. (more...)
Hidden VR Settings Menu Found on Nintendo Switch Hidden VR Settings Menu Found on Nintendo Switch
- August 12, 2018

Did Nintendo plan to include virtual reality support on Switch, at least in the initial plans? It seems implausible for a number of reasons, but a recent find would seem to suggest Nintendo is at least toying with the idea. In 2017, another Twitter user posted code that was added to the system during its 3.0.0 update. There were two separate lines that caught the interest of Switch fans: 50 and 51, which showed an option to enable VR mode. (more...)
Google's Next Steps For A Censored Search Engine In China 08/09/2018 Google's Next Steps For A Censored Search Engine In China 08/09/2018
- August 11, 2018

This is because search queries entered into the website are actually redirected to Baidu, China's answer to Google and also possibly Google's chief rival if they were to return to the country. Google CEO Sundar Pichai is being questioned by six USA senators on reports about the company's plan to release censored search engine in China. That, as well as largely blocked content on the platform, drove the search portal out of mainland China and into Hong Kong. (more...)
YouTube Signature Devices are handsets with the best YouTube watching experience YouTube Signature Devices are handsets with the best YouTube watching experience
- August 11, 2018

HDR: With support for High Dynamic Range (HDR), you'll see videos that are richer in detail, with true-to-life colors. A Signature Device, like the Galaxy Note 9 , is capable of playing back HDR videos, immersive 360-degree videos all the while offering quick video loading times. (more...)
Samsung launches Fortnite for Android exclusive Samsung launches Fortnite for Android exclusive
- August 11, 2018

Pricing starts at $999.99 so it is not for the faint of wallet or purse, however there are buy one, get one (BOGO) offers available at Best Buy to significantly soften the blow. Samsung , that maintained a comfortable lead in the second quarter this year with 20.9 per cent global market share, has now created flutters in Apples camp with unveiling its flagship Galaxy Note 9 . (more...)
Samsung to launch Galaxy Home smart speaker in challenge to Apple's HomePod Samsung to launch Galaxy Home smart speaker in challenge to Apple's HomePod
- August 11, 2018

In all honesty, these are the areas which have changed least since the Note 8 . After removing the gadget and the tray under it, we're treated to a variety of accessories. As you can see below, the big discounts aren't just for Samsung devices. New chips in the smartphone give it a faster data connection, and Samsung is using that connection and improved processors to frame the Note 9 as an ideal mobile gaming device. (more...)
Magic Leap’s mixed reality headset is finally on sale Magic Leap’s mixed reality headset is finally on sale
- August 10, 2018

If you're familiar with Scribblenauts, it's essentially that game's Sandbox Mode, but set in the real world, and with a fixed store of resources that you can not change with descriptors. If you don't have shipping available to your area, you'll need to wait for Magic Leap to bring the headset to your city in order to get your hands on it. (more...)
Features of electronic giant’s first smartwatch revealed — Samsung Galaxy Watch Features of electronic giant’s first smartwatch revealed — Samsung Galaxy Watch
- August 10, 2018

Samsung also announced a new smartwatch and a partnership with Spotify meant to make it easier to switch music playback between phones, TVs and the company's new speaker. The Note 9, which comes in multiple hues including blue and purple in the U.S and black and copper internationally, sports an upgraded version of Samsung's DeX system. (more...)
DOOM Eternal gameplay reveal: Here's how to watch
- August 10, 2018

Steel your nerves, and check it out, below. As for notable new additions in DOOM Eternal , movement seems to be amplified even more than before with new weapons such as the grappling hook shotgun allowing you to latch onto enemies to zoom towards them. (more...)
With Fortnite's Android Release, Epic Will Skip Google Play With Fortnite's Android Release, Epic Will Skip Google Play
- August 10, 2018

Today, that same Ukranian blogger has posted a video of the Pixel 3 XL going through AnTuTu. This is the first time we've seen a video surface that showcases a working Pixel 3 XL, and the timing couldn't be worse for Samsung. We know the phone will have two lenses, which may be used for iPhone X-like facial recognition. It's a noble cause and one that the likes of Apple and Facebook are also trying to make headway in, and for whatever reason, Google didn't manage to get it into Android 9 ... (more...)
Samsung lines up $22 bn spending for new tech Samsung lines up $22 bn spending for new tech
- August 10, 2018

In the field of artificial intelligence, Samsung hopes to take its researcher base beyond the 1,000 mark across it global AI Centres. It's a smart play, considering how AI is being injected into all kinds of categories, everything from smartphones and IoT devices, to healthcare and scientific research. (more...)
Torchlight Frontiers Announced, Due Next Year on PC/PS4/XB1, Beta Signup Open Torchlight Frontiers Announced, Due Next Year on PC/PS4/XB1, Beta Signup Open
- August 10, 2018

When developer Runic Games closed its doors a year ago, I'm sure many fans weren't expecting to hear about another Torchlight in the future. Perfect World will share additional details about the game at a later date. Popular role-playing game franchise Torchlight is finally making the jump from PC to PlayStation, but perhaps not in the form many would have wanted. (more...)
Facebook Denies Asking For Users’ Bank Data Facebook Denies Asking For Users’ Bank Data
- August 10, 2018

Facebook has already had limited success in this area too, striking a deal with PayPal in October 2017 to allow Messenger users to transfer money, track transactions and shipping updates. Users will need to have the latest version of Messenger to try out these games. The Facebook Messenger app is rolling out these AR Games for all users starting today. (more...)
The Nintendo Switch's Online Service Arrives Late Next Month The Nintendo Switch's Online Service Arrives Late Next Month
- August 10, 2018

The wait was long for Nintendo Switch Online but its nearly here after numerous delays. Subscribers also get other benefits like a collection of online-enabled NES games such as Super Mario Bros. Nintendo Switch Online is cheaper than PlayStation Plus , and Xbox Live Gold. Save Data Cloud Backup: By using Nintendo Switch Online, a backup of Nintendo Switch save data for most Nintendo Switch games will be stored online for easy access. (more...)
Apple answers Congress' questions on customer privacy Apple answers Congress' questions on customer privacy
- August 10, 2018

However, due to Apple changing its rules for app developers, members of the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce sent a letter to Cook in July , stating the firm's recent "actions raise questions about how Apple device users' data is protected and when it is shared and compiled". (more...)
Discord Goes Up Against Steam With New Game Store Discord Goes Up Against Steam With New Game Store
- August 10, 2018

The Discord app now has a storefront where you will find a curated list of games available for purchase, and launch them from within the app. "You ever been in one of those smaller boutique book shops with recommendations from employees written on little note cards?" "This Nitro boost, store experience and library will make it easier to find, share, and jump into games with friends, all in the same place you already hang out", the company said in a release. (more...)
Will Monster Hunter World PC Have Cross-Play With Console? Will Monster Hunter World PC Have Cross-Play With Console?
- August 10, 2018

That number has already put Monster Hunter: World on the list of the biggest launches in Steam's history; it's eclipsed No Man's Sky and Civilization 6, and sits below GTA5 and Fallout 4's massive launch day numbers. "I want to synch these up as much as possible, but as mentioned previously regarding title updates, the differences in versions between platforms may prevent them being completely the same time", said Tsujimoto. (more...)
Europe might force Apple to ditch Lightning Cable Europe might force Apple to ditch Lightning Cable
- August 10, 2018

It turns out that the Commission has ordered a study to determine if and when punitive actions have to be taken against companies that refuse to standardize the chargers that go with their electronic devices, phones included. Apple's mobile devices use a Lightning Connector whereas most Android phones today use either micro-USB or the newer USB-Type C making chargers incompatible with each other unless adapters are used. (more...)
The World Ends With You Comes to Switch Later This Year The World Ends With You Comes to Switch Later This Year
- August 10, 2018

Final Remix will feature HD visuals and a new scenario. " The World Ends with You " follows a boy named Neku after he suddenly wakes up in a busy intersection in Shibuya, Japan. The touchscreen and Joy-Con control methods of the Switch will offer up great gameplay mechanics for The World Ends With You . Nintendo has announced that The World Ends With You: Final Remix is headed to Nintendo Switch on 12th October in both North America and Europe. (more...)