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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare battle royale may feature handy respawn tokens. (Image source: Activision/Reddit)

Massive Call of Duty: Modern Warfare leak reveals battle royale map, missions, perks, and more

A huge Call of Duty: Modern Warfare leak has detailed plans for a battle royale mode for the smash-hit title. The leaked information includes an image of a map and its zones as well as thorough details of the perks, loot, missions...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 17 Nov 2019 04:10:00 +0100
The Sony PS4 Pro Death Stranding Limited Edition console. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Hands On: PS4 Death Stranding Limited Edition Console

The Sony PlayStation 5 might be on the horizon, but the company just put fans of game designer Hideo Kojima in a very difficult position. Sony has partnered with Kojima on a PS4 Pro Death Stranding Limited Edition console that makes for an extremely tempting proposition that is even more striking in person than in press renders.
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 16 Nov 2019 03:33:00 +0100
Pokémon Sword and Shield are facing a user backlash. (Image source: Inverse)

Scathing Metacritic user reviews and #GameFreakLied dull the shine of Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield's release

The first user reviews for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have started being posted on Metacritic and it’s not looking good for the latest installments in the beloved franchise. At the time of writing, the user score stood at 3....
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 16 Nov 2019 02:27:00 +0100
Image via Square Enix

Several Final Fantasy titles are coming to Xbox and PC via Game Pass

Ten of the mainline Final Fantasy games are coming to Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription service. Every main Final Fantasy game since Final Fantasy VII, save for the two MMORPGs (Final Fantasy XI and Final Fantasy XIV), will ...
Sam Medley, Fri, 15 Nov 2019 00:01:00 +0100
European retailer MediaMarkt Saturn shows off unofficial renders of PlayStation 5

European retailer MediaMarkt Saturn shows off unofficial renders of PlayStation 5

MediaMarkt Saturn, a European retail conglomerate, released a video showing off renders of what it thinks the retail version of the PlayStation 5 will look like. Conjectures include wireless charging, controllers with full touchsc...
Sam Medley, Thu, 14 Nov 2019 22:15:00 +0100
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield feature the Dynamaxing system. (Image source: Game Freaks/The Pokémon Company)

Early Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield reviews hint that the games have weathered the leaks and the Pokédex Dexit storm

The first reviews for Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield have started coming in, and it appears the latest Pokémon titles are not a disaster. After being subject to numerous massive leaks and the controversial “Dexit” storm, the 8th...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 22:30:00 +0100
Image via Apple App Store

Google Stadia app comes to iOS, but it is not for playing games

Google's Stadia app is now available for iOS. However, this version of the app will not be able to play games when the service launches next week; rather, it is designed to manage a user's Stadia library. Surprisingly, the app alr...
Sam Medley, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 14:51:00 +0100
The PS5 could utilize external SSD cartridges for simple storage expansion. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

PlayStation 5 console might come with expandable storage in the form of external SSD cartridges

There is a growing belief that Sony may be planning on offering expandable storage in the form of SSD cartridges for the PlayStation 5. A patent drawing originally thought to be a game cartridge is now being reconsidered as a poss...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 13 Nov 2019 03:11:00 +0100
Lilith will play an important role in Diablo IV, possibly even replacing Diablo as the end boss. (Source: Blizzard)

Unconfirmed Diablo IV details spotted in 4-month-old leak, full class roster revealed

Back in July, a Blizzard employee unveiled most of the details presented at BlizzCon, but the Reddit post was dismissed as pure speculation. Nevertheless, the details are spot on for the most part, and there is some info on aspect...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 12 Nov 2019 17:13:00 +0100
There will be plenty of gamers hoping for a PS Vita 2. (Image source: YouTube/concept)

Speculation of PlayStation 5 game cartridge function or PlayStation Vita 2 development fueled by patent

Sony Interactive Entertainment has filed a patent application with Brazil’s Instituto Nacional da Propriedade Industrial (INPI) that features a drawing of what looks like a game cartridge. Could the upcoming PlayStation 5 console ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 10 Nov 2019 17:36:00 +0100
It seems Galarian Ponyta will be exclusive to Pokémon Shield. (Image source: TheGamer)

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield news: Latest leak will help you choose between Ponyta and Darumaka; Nintendo fights back

The latest apparent Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leak has detailed which Pokémon will be exclusive to each game. Ever since Pokémon Red and Blue were released in 1996, gamers have had to carefully choose which game to buy or j...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 09 Nov 2019 03:36:00 +0100
The PS5 development strategy is a global business. (Image source: Bolavip)

Globalization, rapid console generation transition, and ease of coding should help the PlayStation 5 match its predecessor's success

In a revealing interview, the current president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, has been discussing PlayStation 5 business. The executive feels globalization is a vital concept behind future PlayStation succes...
Daniel R Deakin, Fri, 08 Nov 2019 02:13:00 +0100
It's rumored that Nintendo has tracked down the Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leaker. (Image source: Nintendo/VG247)

Game over: Entire Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield cast of 400 Galar Pokédex characters revealed but alleged leaker may have been nabbed

The recent Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leak has been quite astonishing in its enormity and impact. The games themselves are scheduled for release on November 15 but it now seems the entire Pokédex has been revealed, with 400 ...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 18:47:00 +0100
The 'Phase One' agreement should reset all trade tariffs, making computer parts more affordable. (Source: South China Morning Post)

Incoming U.S.-China 'Phase One' trade deal could lift the Huawei bans

The imminent trade agreement between the U.S. and China should reset all trade tariffs and allow for reduced prices on many electronic goods including computer parts, smartphones, displays etc. The agreement will most likely benef...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:36:00 +0100
Dragon Age 4 teaser, launch might take place on December 4 (Source: BioWare)

BioWare teaser suggests that Dragon Age 4 could be unveiled next month

Although the launch date of the next Dragon Age game is not set in stone yet, BioWare has recently published a teaser on Twitter that labels December 4 as "Dragon 4ge Day" so at least some kind of Dragon Age 4-related official ann...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 04 Nov 2019 13:38:00 +0100
Microsoft's effort to raise 2019 Black Friday hype. (Source: Microsoft)

Microsoft offers a preview of its Black Friday discount event

Microsoft has posted something for consumers to think about prior to their Black Friday shopping this year. It includes some details on its Surface deals for that period, including up to US$230 off the new Pro 7. There is also a l...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 18:20:00 +0100
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield will feature co-op raids. (Image source: Game Freak/DotEsports)

The Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leak evolves into a deluge as most of the alleged Pokédex appears online

The recent supposed Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield leaks have intensified into a deluge as a generously sized portion of the Pokédex now appears to be online. If the leaked characters turn out to be genuine, then this will be a ...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 03 Nov 2019 12:24:00 +0100
League of Legends: Wild Rift is the title's non-PC version. (Source: YouTube)

League of Legends is coming to mobile and console

Riot Games has announced that League of Legends is finally getting a version for phones and tablets. This new form of the title is to be called Wild Rift, and is billed as completely optimized and refreshed for its new platform. I...
Deirdre O Donnell, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 18:42:00 +0100
Diablo 4 is being developed by Blizzard Entertainment. (Image source: Resetara)

Goatman abomination and drowned raiders: Full leaked Diablo 4 artbook gives gamers an idea of what to expect by 2021

Many pages from the Diablo 4 artwork book have been posted online, giving fans an idea of what they can expect from the game when it finally gets released. Vile-looking characters such as the Goatman Abomination and Drowned Raider...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 12:05:00 +0100
Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are the first 8th-generation Pokémon games. (Image source: Nintendo)

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield characters and evolutions extensively leaked

Pokémon Sword and Pokémon Shield are scheduled to be released on November 15 for the Nintendo Switch; however, many of the characters and their various evolutions have already been leaked online. Gigantamax forms for a number of P...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 08:32:00 +0100
Gods & Monsters is one of the titles being prepared by Ubisoft for the PS5. (Image source: Ubisoft)

Another stab at the PlayStation 5's release date is made as more games for next-gen consoles are revealed

There’s been a new speculative guess at the PlayStation 5 release date thanks to the appearance of an Easter egg in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare. It’s arguably one of the most tenuous so far, but these kinds of hints have been acc...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 05:51:00 +0100
Diablo IV features an all-new game engine. (Source: Blizzard)

Diablo IV gets official, first gameplay trailer launched

Seven years since the release of Diablo III, Blizzard has officially announced Diablo IV at BlizzCon. Unfortunately, however, Blizzard hasn’t announced an official release date with the title still anywhere from 12 to 24 months aw...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Sat, 02 Nov 2019 03:12:00 +0100
The PS5 is planned to launch in Holiday 2020. (Image source: LetsGoDigital/EA/Deep Silver - edited)

Development of PlayStation 5 games "progressing smoothly" as two more rumored titles are leaked

Sony’s Chief Financial Officer, Hiroki Totoki, has been revealing tidbits of information about the company’s PlayStation 5 console. The executive mentioned that software development by Sony’s partners was “progressing smoothly” an...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 31 Oct 2019 09:07:00 +0100
War Thunder 1.93 "Shark Attack" launched on October 29, 2019

War Thunder 1.93 "Shark Attack" now available with a new Abrams tank, the Ka-50 and Mi-28N helicopters, first Swedish aircraft, and more

In addition to the iconic Kamov Ka-50 single-seat attack helicopter — surnamed "Black Shark" — War Thunder 1.93 comes with the first three Swedish planes, a new Abrams tank, the first Italian helicopter, a new location, the first ...
Codrut Nistor, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 22:16:00 +0100
Image via Nintendo

Two classic Disney games released for Nintendo Switch with lots of new features

Nintendo released two classic Disney games for the Switch yesterday. The 16-bit versions of Aladdin and The Lion King can be downloaded in a Disney Classic Games bundle. The bundle also includes alternate versions of the games (e....
Sam Medley, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:39:00 +0100
PlayStation 4 becomes second best-selling console of all time

PlayStation 4 becomes second best-selling console of all time

Sony's PlayStation 4 catapulted past the original PlayStation and Nintendo Wii in sales this quarter. To date, the console has sold 102.8 million units, making it the second best-selling home console in history. Sony's PlayStation...
Sam Medley, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 15:48:00 +0100
AMD introduced RDNA (Radeon DNA) microarchitecture in July 2019. (Image source: AMD)

The high-end Navi GPU AMD is providing for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Project Scarlett consoles may have just been sighted

A noteworthy piece of detective work may have resulted in the discovery of AMD’s “Big Navi” GPUs. This has led to wide speculation that there is a possibility this could be the much-talked about custom chip that will eventually be...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 30 Oct 2019 04:50:00 +0100
Sharp's alleged schematic for a foldable gaming console. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Sharp's foldable ambitions may extend beyond phones to smart bands and even hand-held consoles

A tech blog claims to have dug up a number of Japanese-language patents, awarded to Sharp, that show this OEM's plans for its oneday line of foldable electronics. Some show rather slim-line devices that are most likely clam-shell ...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 18:52:00 +0100
The new agreement could allow GloFo to complete the development of its 7 nm nodes. (Source: Extreme Tech)

TSMC and GlobalFoundries bury the hatchet with a 10-year cross-license agreement

The two leading foundries unexpectedly dropped any patent infringement claims and struck an agreement that allows both parties to license each other’s existing patents. Additionally, the agreement would also cover any other patent...
Bogdan Solca, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 16:41:00 +0100
Xbox All Access is coming to gamers in the UK, US, and Australia. (Image source: Microsoft)

Join Xbox All Access now and get an upgrade to Project Scarlett in 2020

Microsoft has reintroduced its Xbox All Access program for customers in Australia, the UK, and the US. The regular subscription scheme includes the opportunity to upgrade to Project Scarlett in Holiday 2020, and there is also a li...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 09:47:00 +0100
Maybe Sony will be inspired by this PS4 concept work for the future PS10 design? (Image source: Coroflot/Tai Chiem)

You could be the proud owner of a Sony PlayStation 10 - in 2050

Sony Interactive Entertainment has been busy registering some important terms with the Japan Patent Office. The trademarks are related to future PlayStation releases beyond the forthcoming PlayStation 5 console. The company has be...
Daniel R Deakin, Tue, 29 Oct 2019 07:40:00 +0100
Rumored Walmart Black Friday deals will delight console buyers. (Image source: Nintenderos)

Screenshot of rumored Walmart Black Friday deal includes a half-price Sony PS4 1 TB Slim console and a Nintendo Switch for under US$200

A screenshot of some of Walmart’s alleged console offers for the upcoming Black Friday event will have gamers giddy with anticipation if it ends up being the real deal. Those holding out on buying a Nintendo Switch could find them...
Daniel R Deakin, Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:06:00 +0200
How much would you spend on the PS5? (Image source: Sony)

How much would you spend on the PlayStation 5? Less than ~US$500, apparently

With the PlayStation 5 being just over a year away, several websites have been polling their readers about the upcoming console. The results reveal not only what people would pay for the console but also how much they would like i...
Alex Alderson, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 22:06:00 +0200
Concept render of the Sony PlayStation 5 devkit. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Don't worry, it's just a devkit: New concept renders of the Sony PlayStation 5

A group of new Sony PlayStation 5 concept renders have been produced by LetsGoDigital based on the recently leaked devkit photo. The images show off the busy front panel and also include the “prototype” label and the huge ventilat...
Daniel R Deakin, Mon, 21 Oct 2019 21:04:00 +0200
The PlayStation 5 will feature CPU and GPU technology created with the assistance of AMD. (Image source: AltChar)

Retailer listing for PlayStation 5 offers latest suggestions for potential price and release date

Another retailer has decided to start listing the PlayStation 5 on its site, this time with references to both a specific price and release date. Although it’s clear that the information on the page is speculative, it does give so...
Daniel R Deakin, Sun, 20 Oct 2019 06:24:00 +0200
The PS5 is scheduled for a Holiday 2020 release. (Image source: WhatCulture)

Leaked real-life image of PlayStation 5 devkit shows prototype console with possible integrated camera feature

A real-life photo of an alleged Sony PlayStation 5 development kit (devkit) has been posted online as part of a YouTube video uploaded by ZONEofTECH. The console in the picture looks eerily similar to recent concept renders of the...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 19 Oct 2019 05:50:00 +0200
Image via WIPO filing.

Sony files patent for cloud-connected game controller

Sony recently filed a patent for what appears to be a cloud-connected controller, similar to Google's Stadia Controller. This could be a controller designed for Sony's PlayStation Now game streaming service. Considering Google's h...
Sam Medley, Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:06:00 +0200
Note the disclaimer at the bottom. Image via Google.

Google's Stadia wireless controller will require physical cable for PCs and mobile devices at launch

At launch, Google's Stadia Controller will not be usable with a PC or compatible mobile device without the use of a USB connection. While the controller will work wirelessly when playing through a Chromecast Ultra, PCs and mobile ...
Sam Medley, Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:17:00 +0200
The new PlayStation 5 render features plenty of black plastic. (Image source: LetsGoDigital)

Sharp new Sony PlayStation 5 concept renders published as retailer starts taking preorders for the next-gen console

New artistic renders of the PlayStation 5 have been published that are believed to be the most accurate renditions yet. Based on leaked information, the latest images see the console with a surprisingly sharp silver coat but with ...
Daniel R Deakin, Thu, 10 Oct 2019 23:08:00 +0200
This Sony PlayStation 5 dev-kit design looks to be real deal. (Source: LetsGoDigital)

Sony confirms PlayStation 5 launch for holiday 2020, hardware-level ray tracing, configurable game installs, and DualShock 5 controller with haptic feedback incoming

Sony has officially confirmed its next-gen console — it will be called the PlayStation 5 and is slated to launch in holiday 2020. Sony also opened up on a few aspects of the console including support for hardware-level ray tracing...
Vaidyanathan Subramaniam, Wed, 09 Oct 2019 10:34:00 +0200
The 2019 TCL 8-series will be available soon. (Source: TCL)

TCL releases its new 8-series of Roku-enabled TVs through Best Buy

TCL's 2019 8-series of TVs are based on QLED technology and integrate the Roku streaming platform. They are 4K HDR panels that support Dolby Vision and 100% of the DCI-P3 color space. The new TCL 8-series will become available thr...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 23:01:00 +0200
Semiconductors are not going anywhere any time soon. (Source: Flickr)

The semiconductor market will reach US$573 billion by 2024

New research has shown that the market for semiconductors is estimated to grow to US$573 billion in 5 years. This may be driven by a demand for these materials in wireless communications, vehicles and online connectivity. However,...
Deirdre O Donnell, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 21:34:00 +0200
Atari VCS console (Ataribox) lead architect Rob Wyatt resigns from project, claims non-payment for six months

Atari VCS console (Ataribox) lead architect Rob Wyatt resigns from project, claims non-payment for six months

Rob Wyatt, the lead architect behind the Atari VCS console, officially resigned from the project on Friday, October 4th. Citing non-payment from Atari for six months, Wyatt's company Tin Giant, which was contracted to help design ...
Sam Medley, Tue, 08 Oct 2019 18:55:00 +0200
Sony PlayStation 4 console gets new firmware October 2019 with new Party features and Remote Play to Android devices

PlayStation 4 firmware update coming this week with updated party features and more

Scheduled to arrive globally this week, the PlayStation 4 system update labeled 7.0 is expected to bring Remote Play to smartphones and tablets running Android 5.0 Lollipop or later, 16-player parties, chat transcription, enhanced...
Codrut Nistor, Mon, 07 Oct 2019 13:51:00 +0200
Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming to Stadia. (Source: Rockstar Games)

Red Dead Redemption 2 will be a Stadia title on launch

Google has announced that Red Dead Redemption 2 will come to its Stadia platform on it November 2019 launch. The wildly popular Rockstar game will thus be available for streaming via the new service from its very first day. At pre...
Deirdre O Donnell, Fri, 04 Oct 2019 22:52:00 +0200
The Atari VCS 800 console is capable of 4K/60 fps performance. (Source: Atari)

Atari teams with Antstream Arcade for VCS console retro gaming subscription

Atari and Antstream Arcade for an exclusive app that will deliver over 2,000 officially licensed retro video game titles to the forthcoming console. The Antstream Arcade app for the Atari VCS will also include 50 original Atari ti...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Wed, 02 Oct 2019 08:24:00 +0200
Some Switch Lite users have reported controller drift issues. (Source: Notebookcheck)

Switch Lite added to controller drift class action

The Nintendo Switch Lite may be new, but it appears that it too may suffer from the controller drift issue that has plagued some users of the original Switch design. Despite seemingly having a different controller mechanism, some ...
Sanjiv Sathiah, Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:26:00 +0200
"You think I'd let you do this on your own?" (Source: BBC)

More The Last of Us 2 news surfaces following release date reveal

Following the reveal of the release date of the much-awaited PS4 exclusive, the Last of Us 2, new information has surfaced about the game itself, and not all fans will be pleased.
Ricci Rox, Sun, 29 Sep 2019 11:15:00 +0200
Frostpunk will be steaming to consoles on October 11. (Image source: YouTube/11 bit studios)

The hardest game-related decisions you're ever going to make are coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in the form of Frostpunk: Console Edition

11 bit studios has released an official story trailer for Frostpunk: Console Edition. The city survival game was originally released for Microsoft Windows in April 2018 and managed to rack up sales of over 1.4 million units. The g...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 28 Sep 2019 19:08:00 +0200
The PS5 concept console comes in white as well as black. (Image source YouTube)

Artistic PlayStation 5 concept video will whet your appetite for Sony's potentially V-shaped console

A new concept video of the PlayStation 5 has been uploaded to YouTube that offers a potential glimpse at what the final product from Sony could resemble. The console, which bears the logos “PSV” and “PS5” on its case, looks starkl...
Daniel R Deakin, Sat, 28 Sep 2019 02:04:00 +0200

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