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Marvel's Spider-Man was based on Insomniac's own game engine. (Image source: Insomniac/Sony)

Marvel's Spider-Man 2 will likely push the PlayStation 5 to its limits but don't expect it before Holiday 2021

Some news about Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 has leaked on Reddit, including a possible release date, cast of characters, and even a morsel of information about the tech behind its development. Some may have been expecting the superhero ...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 27 Jan 2020 04:22:00 +0100
Dino Crisis was released in 1999 for the PlayStation, Dreamcast, and Windows. (Image source: Capcom)

Capcom to work on more remakes after Resident Evil 3 with Dino Crisis and Dead Rising seen as likely candidates

Capcom will apparently be developing more remakes of some of its classic franchises, possibly with the upcoming releases of the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X in mind. Although no specific title has been revealed yet, fans have a...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 26 Jan 2020 06:50:00 +0100
PS5 loading screen or hoax? (Image source: YouTube/Oby 1)

Potential final-design PlayStation 5 console shown booting up in video, but it could be an elaborate fake

A short video has been uploaded to YouTube that appears to show the boot screen for the PlayStation 5 and maybe even a good glimpse at the console itself in its final design format. The console looks completely different, as is ex...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 26 Jan 2020 04:15:00 +0100
PCs are still the favorite. (Image source: Asia Pacific University)

Game developers are more interested in working with the PlayStation 5 than the Nintendo Switch or Xbox Series X but the PC rules the roost

An interesting survey released by the Game Developer Conference has shown which platforms are the most interesting to developers at the moment. In the console wars, the PlayStation 5 just pips the Nintendo Switch for being the dev...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 25 Jan 2020 08:50:00 +0100
Austere's new 8K HDMI 2.1 Cable. (Source: Austere)

Austere releases an HDMI 2.1 cable for 8K UHD content

8K is the next up-and-coming thing in display-tech standards. However, devices that support it may only be so effective at showing it without compatible, high-quality cables. The company Austere has put just such a product on the ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:25:00 +0100
Dr Kawashima's Brain Training is one of the few games on the Nintendo Switch that utilises a stylus. (Image source: Nintendo)

Patent publication gives rise to the idea of a Joy-Con stylus attachment for the Nintendo Switch

While talk of the Nintendo Switch lately has been about a Pro version of the console, Nintendo may have an accessory or two up its sleeve too. A new patent publication demonstrates how the company could bring stylus functionality ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 23 Jan 2020 18:48:00 +0100
Will a Nintendo Switch Pro ever come to pass? (Image source: Nintendo)

Rumour | Nintendo may release a Switch Pro with a custom NVIDIA Volta GPU, but not before the end of the year

Rumour has it that Nintendo and NVIDIA are working to bring a Volta-powered Switch to market, and possibly as a Pro SKU of the console. It may not arrive before the end of the year though, and it may not live up to expectations an...
Alex Alderson, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:42:00 +0100
Even though these prototype leaks appear to be legitimate, Microsoft could still change a few things for the commercial version. (Image Source: Thurott)

Alleged Xbox Series X front/back pictures and PCIe 4.0 SSD details get leaked

The console prototype pictures appear to be legitimate, as the serial number on the back of the console was already claimed by a twitter user. Apart from the usual connectors, there also is a debug slot for gaming developers. As f...
Bogdan Solca, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 17:41:00 +0100
The PS4 UI is currently on update 7.00. (Image source: IndianExpress)

First glimpse at potential PlayStation 5 user interface shows similarity with PS4's UI

A picture of what is claimed to be the first look at the PlayStation 5’s user interface has been posted on a well-known imageboard. The poster of the image states that they work at a game studio that is currently utilizing PS5 dev...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 06:46:00 +0100
The PS5 could be revealed on February 5. (Image source: @FalconDesign3D)

PlayStation 5 concept renders based on recent purported design have the X Factor

Some new concept renders of the PlayStation 5 based on a recent alleged leak have started appearing online. The console in the renders features the questionable X-shaped design that has led to growing concern over potential overhe...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 22 Jan 2020 02:23:00 +0100
PUBG Season 6 brings in a new Motor Glider. (Source: PUBG Corp)

PUBG Season 6 releasing January 25, brings a new Karakin map, Motor Glider, Survivor Pass, and more

PUBG is getting a new Season 6 update next week. Season 6 offers a new 64-player map, Karakin, which is designed to offer a challenging gameplay and a new hazard called Black Zone in which the map layout changes with every match. ...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sun, 19 Jan 2020 14:10:00 +0100
A concept render of the PS5 and DualShock 5 (Image source: Gaming Instincts & LetsGoDigital)

New DualShock 5 speculation amid latest PlayStation 5 rumours

Three new rumours have appeared about the PlayStation 5, of which two are verifiable. Apparently, the DualShock 5 will not only have context-adaptive triggers but will also be backwards compatible with the PS4. The DualShock 4 wil...
Alex Alderson, Sat, 18 Jan 2020 15:54:00 +0100
Microsoft executives unveil the company's new carbon-negating plan. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft announces its goal of going carbon-negative by 2030

Microsoft's president, Ben Smith, has publicly acknowledged the scientific consensus that is anthropogenic climate change. Accordingly, the executive has announced an initiative by which the company aims to throw its carbon emissi...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 21:06:00 +0100
Horizon: Zero Dawn will come to PC sometime in 2020

Horizon: Zero Dawn reportedly coming to Steam and Epic Games Store sometime this year

PlayStation 4 exclusive Horizon: Zero Dawn is reportedly coming to PC sometime in 2020, according to a report by Kotaku. The title will be available on Steam and the Epic Games Store.
Anil Satyanarayana, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 03:57:00 +0100
The logo for the PlayStation 5 was recently revealed. (Image source: Depor)

Rumor | Latest PlayStation 5 release date and price rumors for worldwide markets

There has been no shortage of speculation in regard to the actual release date of the PlayStation 5 and its final recommended retail price. The latest suggestion has come up with a slightly earlier date than many believe, while th...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 03:11:00 +0100
Alleged PS5 consumer model patent designs. (Image source: 4channel via CCN)

Alleged PlayStation 5 consumer model designs and supposed first real-world image of the next-gen console appear on imageboard

A couple of so-called patent designs for the consumer model of the PlayStation 5 have been shared on the well-known imageboard 4channel. Along with those, an even more unlikely image, claiming to be a real-world shot of the PS5, h...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 17 Jan 2020 01:57:00 +0100
Blu-ray is in decline as a medium. (Source: Wikipedia)

Blu-ray disc shipments are now projected to fall by over 150 million units over the next 5 years

Once, long ago, Blu-ray was touted as the gold standard in media playback. Now, however, it has sunk into obscurity among a world's worth of streaming services compatible with high-res displays. The format's market value is now th...
Deirdre O Donnell, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 20:32:00 +0100
The GameCube Joy-Cons provide the ultimate Super Smash Bros. experience. (Image source: Shank Mods)

A modder has crossed Nintendo Switch Joy-Cons and a GameCube WaveBird controller with amazing results

Ever fancied a wireless and a detachable set of GameCube controllers for the Nintendo Switch? Well, one modder did and they have posted their results online. An incredible amount of attention to detail has been paid to creating th...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 16 Jan 2020 18:59:00 +0100
How about a more colourful version of the PS5 logo? (Image source: Twitter)

The internet has been having fun with the PlayStation 5 logo

CES 2020 marked the arrival of the PlayStation 5, in logo form at least. Unsurprisingly, it looks like the one that the company used for the PS4, and the internet has reacted in particularly humourus fashion.
Alex Alderson, Wed, 15 Jan 2020 19:27:00 +0100
You'll have to wait another month to play Final Fantasy 7 Remake

Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Marvel's Avengers delayed

According to developer statements, both Final Fantasy 7 Remake and Marvel's Avengers will be delayed. Final Fantasy 7 Remake is now slated to arrive on 10th April, while Marvel's Avengers will only launch on 4th December.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 19:22:00 +0100
Phison's E18 controller will be featured in quite a few PCIe 4.0 SSDs this year. (Image Source: PCGamesN)

Upcoming Xbox Series X consoles could benefit from PCIe 4.0 SSDs thanks to Phison

Industry sources claim that Microsoft has chosen Phison as the SSD controller supplier for the upcoming Xbox Series X, so there is a fair chance we could see PCIe 4.0 read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s and 1 million IOPS, essentially...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:35:00 +0100
VVVVVV's simplistic graphics mask its brutal difficulty. (Image via Steam)

Indie smash hit VVVVVV is now open source

The popular Indie platformer VVVVVV is now open source and available on GitHub. Terry Cavanagh, the creator of the game, detailed the process of porting the original Adobe Flash release to C++ for release on PC on his blog. It's a...
Sam Medley, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 05:30:00 +0100
Sony won't be making an appearance at E3 2020

PlayStation skipping E3 for the second consecutive year

A Sony spokesperson just confirmed that the company won't be attending E3 2020, because it thinks that the event is not an ideal platform to unveil the PlayStation 5. This makes it two years in a row, as Sony was absent from E3 20...
Anil Satyanarayana, Tue, 14 Jan 2020 03:14:00 +0100
Assassin's Creed Odyssey was the last game in the series, released in 2018. (Image source: Ubisoft)

Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok leaks: Alleged release date, platforms, and blurred image of main character

Assassin’s Creed Ragnarok, which is apparently codenamed Kingdom, appears to have been leaking all over the place lately. The numerous leaks have included details about the gameplay and story, and there is even a supposed first lo...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 13 Jan 2020 03:46:00 +0100
The Pokémon Sword and Shield DLC Expansion Pass will cost a princely US$29.99. (Image source: Pokémon Company)

Pokémon Sword and Shield news: Game Freak to introduce 200+ Pokémon and two new locations with paid DLC

The Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass will comprise of The Isle of Armor and The Crown Tundra, which will bring over 200 Pokémon to the games. The catch? It will set you back US$29.99.
Alex Alderson, Fri, 10 Jan 2020 14:35:00 +0100
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX will launch on March 6. (Image source: Nintendo & Game Freak)

Game Freak announces Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX

Showcased today at Pokémon Direct, Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX is a remake of the Game Boy Advance and DS Mystery Dungeon games released between 2005 and 2008. Rescue Team DX will arrive on March 6, while a free demo is availa...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:48:00 +0100
Sony announced the PlayStation 5 logo at CES earlier this week. (Image source: Sony)

"Unique elements" about the PlayStation 5 leak out

The PlayStation 5 is already slated to be more powerful and have considerably faster loading times than its predecessor, but a new leak points towards the console featuring other hardware that will distinguish it from its rivals. ...
Alex Alderson, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 19:38:00 +0100
Renders of the Xbox Series X from Brad Sams, citing inside sources. Image via Thurrott

New renders of Xbox Series X claim to be more accurate than AMD's

While AMD's renders of the Xbox Series X were unofficial designs sourced from a third party, new renders of the next-gen console have popped up, courtesy of Brad Sams of Thurrott. Citing inside sources, the renders claim to show a...
Sam Medley, Thu, 09 Jan 2020 15:31:00 +0100
The Nintendo Switch may get a Pro upgrade this year. (Image via Nintendo)

Rumor | Nintendo may release Switch Pro sometime in 2020

Rumors out of Taipei suggest Nintendo may being mass production of a new model of the Switch in Q1 2020 with a release halfway through the year. This could be the long-rumored Switch Pro, though details are still sparse.
Sam Medley, Wed, 08 Jan 2020 05:16:00 +0100
The Project Scarlett APU powerring the upcoming Xbox Series X console has a die 11% larger than the one featured on the currnet Xbox One X. (Source: David Prien's Twitter)

Xbox bosses tweet pics of the upcoming Xbox Series X APUs, AMD shows unofficial console connector renders at CES

Based on the APU images unveiled by the Xbox directors, the new chip is estimated to have a die 11% larger than the current one featured on the Xbox One X console. This should allow for more Zen 2 cores, hardware-based ray tracing...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 07 Jan 2020 15:41:00 +0100
The PS5 will be launched in Holiday 2020. (Image source: Reddit)

New images of the PlayStation 5 devkit and DualShock 5 controller leaked

More images of the PlayStation 5 devkit and a possible DualShock 5 controller have been leaked. This time, a cleaner working for a developer involved with Sony’s next-generation console decided to upload the pictures while giving ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 07 Jan 2020 00:31:00 +0100
Dell Alienware wants to make its own Nintendo Switch running Windows 10

CES 2020 | Dell Alienware UFO is a Nintendo Switch running Windows 10

The Alienware prototype, codenamed "UFO", is a portable 8-inch FHD tablet with detachable controllers designed to play PC games locally while on the go. If you ever wanted a Switch but with PC games instead of Nintendo games, then this concept might tickle your fancy.
Allen Ngo, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 23:00:00 +0100
The Panasonic 'gaming' soundbar. (Source: Panasonic)

CES 2020 | The Panasonic SC-HTB01 soundbar is "designed especially for gamers"

The Panasonic SC-HTB01 is a soundbar developed in partnership with Square Enix to suit gaming-related audio content. It has 3 appropriately-themed audio presets: RPG, FPS and Voice. They can inform the device's dual frontal speake...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 21:20:00 +0100
NVMe SSDs reached all-time low prices in 2019. (Source: Phoronix)

Report warns NAND memory prices could increase 40%, leading to more expensive M.2 SSDs in 2020

Reports have been warning about possible NAND memory price hikes ever since late 2018, but the actual increases could happen this year. DigiTimes reports that a minor power failure problem has set back NAND memory production by 3 ...
Bogdan Solca, Mon, 06 Jan 2020 16:04:00 +0100
The PlayStation 5 will be backward compatible with games from the PS4 all the way to the PS1. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Rumor | Sony PlayStation 5 rumored to be backward compatible all the way till PS1, touted to be lower-powered than the Xbox Series X to meet a US$399 target

The Sony PlayStation 5 could feature backward compatibility all the way till the original PlayStation if the latest rumors are to be believed. Apparently, the PS5 will feature a Remastering Engine and its GPU will be able to opera...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 19:15:00 +0100
The 8BitDo Zero 2 is now available through Amazon. (All images via 8BitDo)

8BitDo's tiny Zero 2 Bluetooth gamepad now available

The 8BitDo Zero 2 is a tiny Bluetooth gamepad that's small enough to fit in a pocket or keychain to a bag. The controller is compatible with Windows, macOS, Android, the Raspberry Pi, and the Nintendo Switch and Switch Lite. Despi...
Sam Medley, Sat, 04 Jan 2020 05:23:00 +0100
Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo leaked, contains spoilers for final version

Final Fantasy 7 Remake demo leaked, contains spoilers for final version

The playable demo for Final Fantasy 7 Remake was recently found within the PlayStation Network and was subsequently distributed around the Internet. Along with the demo, there were also multiple assets (including music, storyboard...
Sam Medley, Fri, 03 Jan 2020 02:18:00 +0100
PS5 performance figures are even more interesting than this render

Remarkable, seemingly accurate PS5, Xbox Series X specs leak

A data leak from an independently verified source indicates that the PS5 and Xbox Series X may boast GPU performance at or beyond RX 5700 XT levels. If confirmed, the next-gen consoles may deliver a true generational leap.
Arjun Krishna Lal, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 19:46:00 +0100
Various forms of extended reality may become very successful in the future. (Source: SHRM)

VR, AR and MR may make a US$30 billion industry by 2030

Virtual, mixed and augmented reality are probably the most familiar forms of extended reality - or technologically-enhanced experientia - out there. The latest research suggests their combined market may be worth US$30 billion or...
Deirdre O Donnell, Mon, 30 Dec 2019 19:25:00 +0100
Geralt's having a good run (Image source: USGamer)

The Witcher games, Witcher books, get a big boost after The Witcher Netflix launch

The runaway success of Netflix’s Witcher adaptation appears to have had a knock-on effect on the rest of the franchise. The Witcher games recently reached record-high player counts and Andrzej Sapkoswki has been propelled to the t...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Sun, 29 Dec 2019 18:06:00 +0100
PS2 ray-tracing, circa 2002 (Image source: Tinnh)

The Playstation 2 could apparently handle real-time ray-tracing

A video from 2002 recently surfaced, showing the 19-year-old Playstation 2 apparently running a ray-tracing tech demo in real-time. With the ninth-gen consoles touting ray-tracing as a premium feature, it’s interesting to look at ...
Arjun Krishna Lal, Fri, 27 Dec 2019 18:55:00 +0100
EA DICE reimagines Wake Island 17 years on from its original release. (Image source: EA)

EA brings the legendary Wake Island to Battlefield V

Stuck for what to do this Christmas? How about playing the classic Wake Island, but reimagined for Battlefield V? The map is twice the size of the one from the days of Battlefield 1942, and rounds of Chapter 5: War in the Pacific.
Alex Alderson, Mon, 23 Dec 2019 12:25:00 +0100
The Last of Us Part II may not have loading screens or load times. (Image: Naughty Dog)

The Last of Us Part II co-director hints that PlayStation 5 port may have no loading screens

A recent tweet by The Last of Us Part II co-director Kurt Margenau sparked a Twitter firestorm with a succinct tweet, asking simply, "What's a loading screen?" Speculation is running wild that this implies an upcoming PlayStation ...
Sam Medley, Mon, 23 Dec 2019 06:04:00 +0100
Physicality Games will launch next year. (Source: Physicality Games)

Physicality Games is an upcoming sales platform for hard-copy games

Physicality Games is a new retailer setting itself up as a platform for games in physical form. Its creators assert that its listings will not be "limited", as with some sellers in this market. It also intends to sell merchandise,...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 21 Dec 2019 21:21:00 +0100
Whirlsand and tentacles incoming: Ruby Weapon is headed to FF14. (Image via Polygon from Square Enix's livestream)

Final Fantasy 7's hardest superboss will soon be a battle in Final Fantasy 14

Ruby Weapon, the hardest superboss from Final Fantasy 7, will Final Fantasy 14's rogues' gallery with Patch 5.2 in February. Ruby Weapon joins other optional bosses from prior entries in the RPG series, like Kefka from Final Fanta...
Sam Medley, Sat, 21 Dec 2019 05:02:00 +0100
Concept render of the Sony PlayStation 5. (Image source: Concept Creator)

Sony repudiates alleged PlayStation 5 release date and price leak that states figures ranging from US$600 to over US$1,000

Some new price tags for two variants of the Sony PlayStation 5 have made their way online but have rapidly been denied by the manufacturer of the next-generation console. It was claimed that a PS5 with a 4 TB SSD would cost the eq...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 18 Dec 2019 19:49:00 +0100
The "Nintendo PlayStation" is in working order. (Image source: Heritage Auctions)

With a bit of luck and around US$1 million you could own a Nintendo PlayStation

The only known “Nintendo PlayStation” console is being offered up for auction, and it is possible the intriguing device could end up fetching in the region of US$1 million or even more. The prototype was built during a joint ventu...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 18 Dec 2019 18:26:00 +0100
The new Sony DualShock Back Button attachment is coming January 23. (Source: Sony)

Sony surprises with new Back Button OLED paddle accessory for the DualShock 4 controller

Sony has developed in an inventive, and much cheaper, solution to giving PS4 gamers a key feature from Microsoft’s expensive Elite Series 2 controller. The new Sony DualShock Back Button attachment for the DualShock 4 controller a...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 18 Dec 2019 11:11:00 +0100
Corsair will soon own Scuf gaming, as well as all of its patents. (Image via Corsair)

Corsair looking to move into game controllers with its acquisition of Scuf

Corsair recently acquired Scuf, a manufacturer of customizable console and PC game controllers. This purchase is yet another move by Corsair to branch out into other market sectors. Corsair purchased Elgato, which makes video stre...
Sam Medley, Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:51:00 +0100
War Thunder 1.95 "Northern Wind" now live with Swedish airplanes and more

War Thunder 1.95 "Northern Wind" launches with Swedish aircraft, two new naval maps, and more

Surnamed "Northern Wind," this year's last major update to War Thunder comes with a full aircraft tech tree and two premium tanks for Sweden alongside two new naval maps, a few solid graphics engine upgrades — including Ray Traced...
Codrut Nistor, Tue, 17 Dec 2019 17:11:00 +0100


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