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F1 2019 official game trailer (Source: F1® Games From Codemasters on YouTube)

Codemasters unleashes the first F1 2019 official game trailer

The trailer of F1 2019 — the official videogame of the 2019 FIA Formula One World Championship — is now live. The trailer shows a "stunning visual uplift" and features the official F1 theme music written by Brian Tyler. The list o...
Minecraft Earth now official free to play augmented reality mobile title (Source: Minecraft)

Minecraft Earth is a brand-new, free-to-play, 10th anniversary title to join the Minecraft family

The recently unveiled Minecraft Earth is a free-to-play, augmented reality Minecraft title to be added to the Minecraft universe. However, those interested can only sign up for a chance to play the limited beta — which is schedule...
Google Stadia is said to use a custom AMD GPU based on GCN 1.5. (Source: The Verge)

Google Stadia uses a custom AMD Vega 56 GCN 1.5 GPU

Khronos Group, the consortium behind the development of the Vulkan API, has listed the Google Games Platform Gen 1 aka Stadia as being powered by a custom AMD datacenter GPU based on the GCN 1.5 architecture in its Vulkan Conforma...
Anthem has had a rough ride in the gaming community. (Image source: NDTV Gadgets)

Apparently Anthem's problems are because of the players

It’s been reported that some of the executives at BioWare, the EA-owned game developer, have been blaming Anthem’s issues on the gamers that play it. Great things were expected from the title, but within days of its release in Feb...
AMD set to detail Zen 2 and Navi architectures in August after the Computex and E3 2019 tease (Source: Hot Chips)

AMD set to detail Zen 2 and Navi architectures in August after the Computex and E3 2019 tease

As if the Playstation 5 and XBox rumors haven't been rampant enough, we can expect even more speculation pieces once AMD gives the deep technical dive into both Zen 2 and Navi during the private Hot Chips 2019 conference.
The Hyper Keyboard Pi turns the RPi board into a handheld PC. (Image source: Booth.pm)

Raspberry Pi board morphs into a gaming device with the Hyper Keyboard Pi

An interesting new custom kit has been discovered that can turn a simple-looking Raspberry Pi board into a handheld gaming console with keyboard and game controls. The Hyper Keyboard Pi is currently being sold for ¥6,980 (~US$64),...
The HTC Vive VR set. (Source: B&H)

The VR gaming market will be worth just over US$40 billion in 5 years

According to a new report, the virtual reality (VR) gaming market will grow from its most recent US$10.3 billion valuation to one of $40.2 billion in 2024. This is likely to be driven by advancements in VR equipment design and fun...
Kenichiro Yoshida and and Satya Nadella, the CEOs of Sony and Microsoft respectively. (Source: Microsoft)

Sony and Microsoft announce collaboration on the future of Azure AI and imaging sensors

Today (May 16, 2019), the corporations Microsoft and Sony unveiled plans to collaborate on the development of new technology. This partnership will see the 2 electronics giants team up on new image sensors and cloud computing appl...
This is what a mini GameCube should look like. (Image source: BitBuilt/Madmorda)

Modder shows Nintendo why a GameCube mini console needs to exist

A modder known as Madmorda has created an amazing fully functional miniature version of Nintendo’s immensely popular GameCube. Nintendo has had great success with the NES and SNES Classic Edition mini consoles, but there has been ...
The PS5 is likely to enjoy healthy sales in its first two years of release. (Image source: Vrutal)

Research analyst predicts PlayStation 5 release date, launch price, and first two years of sales

An analyst for the Ace Research Institute has compiled a financial results report about Sony’s PlayStation business. Among the big numbers and forecasts, the researcher has detailed some information about the upcoming PlayStation ...
Watch the AMD Computex and E3 livestream keynotes from the comfort of your own home (Source: AMD)

Watch the AMD Computex and E3 livestream keynotes from the comfort of your own home

Lisa Su will kickoff Computex 2019 in less than two weeks and then tease even more gaming technologies two weeks later at the Next Horizon Gaming conference in E3 2019. Expect a cluster of hopefully exciting AMD announcements in t...
The earphones and headphones market will remain healthy into the next decade. (Source: headphonezone.in)

The US earphone/headphone market will be worth US$9 billion in 5 years

Earphones and headphone sales drive a healthy market in the United States. The market analysis firm ReportBuyer estimates that it will grow at a compound rate of over 12% until it is worth approximately US$9 billion in 2024. The p...
Apex Legends is scheduled to hit the App Store and Google Play later this year. (Source: Forbes)

Apex Legends is coming to mobiles

EA's latest quarterly earnings report shows a slight growth slowdown for Apex Legends in the last month, so the company is now planning to release a version for the mobile platforms and expand the Origin marketplace in the SEA reg...
One-Netbook wants a slice of the handheld gaming PC market pie. (Image source: Baidu)

One-Netbook wants to challenge the GPD Win Max and Smach Z handheld gaming PCs with OneGx

An advert from One-Netbook Technology seems to show that the company is preparing to enter the handheld gaming PC market. Depending on the development time involved, any product could end up being a rival to the upcoming GPD Win M...
There's even a Project Scorpio limited edition of the Microsoft Xbox One X on sale. (Image source: Walmart)

Deal | Get your game on this weekend with great console deals at Walmart: Xbox One X with PUBG for US$349.99 or a Nintendo Switch for US$239.99

Walmart is offering some great deals on popular consoles at the moment. One of the current picks of the bunch is for the Microsoft Xbox One X that comes bundled with a copy of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. The list price is US$49...
Respawn has banned over 770,000 Apex Legends players for cheating

Respawn has banned over 770,000 Apex Legends players for cheating

Following up on a promise to combat cheating in Apex Legends more than ever, developer Respawn announced in a blot post today that the company has banned over 770,000 players for cheating so far. The company also banned over 4,000...
AMD's Navi GPUs are linked with cloud gaming. (Image source: AMD)

No 3rd Gen Ryzen Threadripper in the latest AMD Investor Presentation but there is room for Zen 4 and Navi cloud gaming

A new investor presentation from AMD has been published online and there are numerous interesting additions and omissions from the previous presentation. In comes mention of Zen 3, Zen 4, Milan and cloud gaming connected to Navi, ...
Slightly Mad's Mad Box console project has been affected by Google Stadia. (Image source: Trusted Reviews)

The future of Slightly Mad's Mad Box console that proposed VR gaming at 120 FPS is looking grim

An executive for Slightly Mad Studios has admitted that the future development of the Mad Box console is looking “questionable”. Slightly Mad, which is the company behind the Project CARS series of games, revealed it was planning ...
The Recon 70 headset line. (Source: Turtle Beach)

Turtle Beach releases Recon 70 headset for PlayStation and Xbox

The Recon 70 headset already exists for the Nintendo Switch; now, Turtle Beach has released variants of the same that are compatible with the Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The headphones have faux-leather cups over 40mm drivers, com...
The PlayStation 5 will feature custom CPU and GPU chips made by AMD. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Sony should take a look at these radical PlayStation 5 concept renders

Sony has already announced the PlayStation 5 is in development and even shared some scant but vital component details about the next-generation console. However, there is still no real idea of what the gaming hardware will actuall...
New top tier Swedish tank UDES 15/16 (Source: World of Tanks Europe on YouTube)

World of Tanks 1.5 comes with high-tier Swedish mediums, the ability to exclude maps in Standard Battles, and more

With the 1.5 update, World of Tanks brings a few new Swedish medium tanks that feature hydropneumatic suspension, the ability to choose which map to avoid in standard battles, changes — mainly nerfs — to Japanese heavy tanks, the ...
The PS5 could be launched in the second half of 2020. (Image source: HobbyConsolas)

Buckets of salt required: Alleged PlayStation 5 spec leak mentions 3.2 GHz Zen 2 CPU and 1.8 GHz/12.9 TF Navi GPU

A new purported leak about the PlayStation 5 has offered up some more detailed information about the key components. Sony already announced that the next-generation console will feature an AMD APU with a 7nm Zen 2 CPU and Navi GPU...
The alleged GPD Win Max mock-up has created some consternation. (Image source: Reddit - u/susiv8)

Mock-up of GPD Win Max elicits mixed opinions; rumored specifications published

An image of a mock-up of a GPD Win Max handheld gaming PC has been shared on Reddit, drawing out a mixed response from redditors. The picture shows a printed cut-out that has been placed on top of a Lenovo ThinkPad laptop to give ...
The Evercade console will allow gamers to save their progress. (Image source: Evercade)

Evercade releases press renders of cartridge-based handheld console that will offer retro gaming heaven; Atari on board

Interesting renders of a new handheld console have been posted by its manufacturer, Evercade. The device is still in the development phase, although apparently it’s in the later stages as the company has announced it will be avail...
Mario Kart Tour should be coming this summer. (Image source: Shack News)

Nintendo is looking for Android users to be Mario Kart Tour beta testers

Nintendo is currently looking for people to apply to the beta-testing phase of the upcoming mobile game Mario Kart Tour. At the moment, the company is only accepting applications from Android users (although the game is planned fo...
This Fortnite Emote is now the focus of a legal dispute. (Source: YouTube)

Fortnite faces legal battle over allegedly stolen likenesses in game's Emotes

A law firm has filed a suit against Epic Games on behalf of its client, a musician who believes his trademark appearance and moves have been stolen in order to build one of the Emotes found in the game Fortnite. These Emotes are B...
The classic Legend of Zelda title is indeed coming to the Nintendo Switch in 2019. (Source: Engadget)

Nintendo financial report confirms new Pokemon and Zelda titles in 2019

Nintendo's latest earnings report covers the years ending March 2018 and 2019. They show generally positive results, including a 13.7% year-on-year increase in net sales. The text of this report also states that the release of Pok...
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 will be available for PS4, PC, and Xbox One. (Image source: YouTube/Paradox Interactive)

Paradox teases brief sneak peek at pre-alpha gameplay of Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2

Paradox Interactive has released a video on YouTube that shows an animated clan introduction to the upcoming game Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. After watching the clip, viewers are treated to a very short (and small) loo...
Selling your old hard-drive on eBay could be incredibly risky. (Source: Amazon)

A data-security company claims that up to 42% of used hard-drives sold on eBay still have important data on them

The device-diagnostics company Blancco claims to have bought over 100 second-hand hard drives on the eBay sites of 4 different counties, to see what data, if any, could be accessed on them. It claims that 42% of these drives still...
An 8K TV at a tech conference. (Source: WhistleOut)

The 8K tech market will be worth US$68 billion in 7 years

The 4K display standard is likely to be immediately succeeded by its 8K counterpart in the fullness of time. ResearchandMarkets has estimated that, even though this next-gen solution only pulled in about US$2 billion worldwide in ...
Don't expect to see a PS5 on the shelves before April 2020. (Image source: SegmentNext)

Sony will have sold over 100 million PlayStation 4 consoles by the time the PS5 is released

Sony has released its consolidated financial results for the fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2019 (FY2018). Although hardware sales for the PlayStation 4 have slowed down, they are still selling at an impressive rate. Total sa...
Kojima is planning to release his new Death Stranding game by 2020. (Source: Nikkei)

Kojima predicts how 5G and Google Stadia will transform the entertainment industry

The creator of the Metal Gear franchise envisions a future where streamers could directly interact with their viewers in new types of games, thanks to increased Internet speeds and more stable cloud gaming services. Advanced AI de...
The Nintendo Switch's 'economy' model could be released in June 2019. (Source: Nintendo)

New cheaper Nintendo Switch now rumored to launch in June 2019

It has been projected that Nintendo is preparing 2 new versions of its latest console this year. One of them, a 'budget' model, has been slated for a release in 2 months in a new Bloomberg report. It also states that the other 2nd...
The new Creative Outlier Air earbuds. (Source: Creative)

Creative releases the Outlier Air true-wireless earbuds

Creative has finally joined the true wireless earphone market with the new Outlier Air buds. They boast IP5X ingress protection, 10 hours of playback on a single charge and graphene in their driver-diaphragms. These Bluetooth 5.0 ...
Street Fighter V now free for Windows and PlayStation 4 gamers (Source: Steam)

There are 12 days left to play Street Fighter V for free

Street Fighter V has been around since 2016 but has been constantly updated ever since. Now, those who never had the chance to take it for a spin can do so for free. The catch is that we are not talking about a few free days — the...
This new AI method of converting video to playable characters may be the evolution of the Animoji and its ilk. (Source: MacRumors)

Facebook researchers develop AI method to convert videos of people into playable game characters

A trio of IT researchers affiliated with Facebook have created a new method to turn a video of an individual performing a series of actions (e.g. a dance) into a 3D 'game character'. This character - and its associated movements -...
It seems the GPD Win Max won't be an upgrade of the Win 2 after all. (Source: Buzzap)

Leaked images of GPD Win Max console internals confirm AMD Ryzen Embedded V1000 processor

Images of the components for the upcoming GPD Win Max handheld gaming PC have been leaked. The pictures show that an embedded chip from AMD’s Ryzen V1000 series has been chosen to power the device. It also seems that GamePad Digit...
The AMD Zen timeline. (Source: AMD)

AMD's 7nm+ Zen 3 chips could have a 20% greater transistor density over Zen 2

The Zen 2-based Ryzen, EPYC and Threadripper chipsets should make for exciting launches soon. This is because their state-of-the-art 7nm architectures should deliver performance improvements in many areas compared to their Zen+ pr...
A new GTA title may be in the works after all. (Source: Rockstar Games)

Has the existence of GTA VI really been leaked...in a resume?

Recently, the gaming community has been set alight with rumors that Grand Theft Auto will get a new version soon. This has come about as a result of the discovery of an online resume belonging to a "3D game artist" who lists the h...
Image via Atari

Atari VCS to use AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 SoC, still has no firm release date

Atari announced this week that the Atari VCS would switch to an AMD Ryzen Embedded R1000 APU, officially ditching the Bristol Ridge A10 it had planned to use last year. While the R1000 will bring better performance and support for...
Xbox One S All-Digital Edition now up for pre-order (Source: Xbox Wire)

Microsoft finally unveils the Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

Bundled with Minecraft, Forza Horizon 3 and Sea of Thieves, the new Xbox One S All-Digital Edition is already available for pre-order at US$249.99 — US$50 less than the Xbox One S. Just as previously rumored, the disc-free console...
Sony confirms PlayStation 5 specifications: 7 nm Zen 2 CPU, Navi GPU, 8K, 3D audio, and more

Sony confirms PlayStation 5 specifications: 7 nm Zen 2 CPU, Navi GPU, 8K, 3D audio, and more

Mark Cerny, lead architect behind the PlayStation 4, has confirmed several details about the specifications of Sony's next-generation console. The PlayStation 5, as it is rumored to be called, will run on an AMD APU consisting of ...
Nintendo Switch hybrid console gets firmware update 8.0 with zoom and more features

Nintendo Switch firmware update 8.0 comes with zoom, new game sorting options, and more

The latest software update for the Nintendo Switch hybrid game console comes with Save Transfer, which allows players to transfer save data between Switch consoles without an online subscription, a Zoom feature, new game sorting o...
AMD's next generation of GPUs could be launched on a particularly fitting date. (Source: PC Builder's Club)

AMD Navi could see launch on July 7, 2019: latest rumor

The next generation of AMD cards based on the Navi architecture could be unveiled at Computex this year. However, according to some other rumors, they could also have their own dedicated release event on July 7 this year. It would...
The Xbox One S All Digital will reportedly cost €229.99 (~ US$259.99) (Image source: WinFuture)

Massive Xbox One S 'All Digital' details leaked: Official pictures, pricing, launch date and bundled games revealed

Codenamed 'Maverick', the Xbox One S All Digital will be Microsoft's first disc-less console. The Redmond-based company will officially unveil the console on April 16, but its launch date has been leaked too along with what games ...
Microsoft feels it has more content than Google can offer for cloud-based gameplay. (Source: Xbox Wire)

Microsoft says Google Stadia has the infrastructure but no content

Xbox's Chief Marketing Officer Mike Nichols felt that Microsoft is in a better position than Google in the race for cloud gaming given the vast library of games and other content that Xbox provides, echoing the sentiments of Xbox ...
PUBG has been banned in Nepal. (Source: Polygon)

Nepalese authorities order nationwide ban on PUBG

PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, or PUBG for short, is one of the Korean studio Bluehole's biggest success stories. However, some state regulators seem not to like it as much as its millions of players do. Nepal is the latest countr...
Been a long time coming, honestly. (Source: Digital Trends)

After years of debate, Sony is now allowing PlayStation users to change their PSN IDs

After years of pleading, PlayStation users can now change their PSN IDs, a useful feature considering most users registered during their more juvenile ages and may have opted for obnoxious IDs. Like with all things Sony, however, ...
Grand Theft Auto VI was in the list of reported PS5 titles. (Source: technobezz)

Alleged list of future PlayStation 5 games includes Grand Theft Auto VI and remastered The Last of Us Part II

An interesting lineup of purported games for the PlayStation 5 has been shared online. The titles mentioned include exclusives and non-exclusives for the next-generation console. Among the exclusive games listed are Gran Turismo 7...
The PlayStation 5 could be a massive leap over the PS4 in terms of performance. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Extraordinary PlayStation 5 details leaked: 7nm Ryzen CPU, 7nm Navi GPU, 14 teraflops of performance

Alleged details of the PlayStation 5 console have been posted online. The incredible claimed specifications include 8K upscaling, 2 TB storage utilizing NAND, 24 GB GDDR6 RAM, VR, ray tracing, backwards compatibility and more. The...

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