#142 The Ice Cream Challenge Comes To An End

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#96 BioWare Looks To Coverup The Anthem Meltdown

An interesting article came out from Kotaku today that reported on some pretty major upheavals and setbacks in the development for Anthem, then BioWare had to reply with a boilerplate PR stunt and the internet went nuts!

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#84 Apex Legends Now Faces Major Hacking Problems

Did you know that Apex Legends has nothing to combat aimbots and cheating? Yea, that’s pretty bad. But what is EA going to do about it? Listen in for more!

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#82 Rumour Has It Scalebound Is Coming Back!

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#76 CES 2019 Day 1 Recap: Air Taxis, Anthem Trailer, Gaming Monitors

Today we will be looking at the Bell Nexus Air Taxi, the Anthem trailer, new gaming monitors and more on the recap of CES 2019 day one.

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CES 2019 Day 1 Recap: All the Best New Tech

CES 2019 is in full swing, and the Tom’s Guide crew has hit the ground running in order to bring you the latest and greatest advancements in consumer tech this year. From TV screens that double as speakers, to smartwatches that never run out of juice, to gaming laptops that transform into desktop replacements, there’s something to tantalize just about every techie’s palate.

Even KitchenAid is making a Google Smart Display—and it’s water resistant

It’s CES week, and we have a new Google-powered smart display to talk about. A big feature of these smart displays is a visual and audio walkthrough of cooking recipes, and with Google’s platform open to third parties, it only makes sense that traditional kitchen appliance manufacturers would want to get in on the action, right? Enter the KitchenAid Smart Display, which takes all the features and functionality of Google’s smart display platform (reference the Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display) and wraps it up with an appliance name that will feel right at home next to your mixer or refrigerator.

At CES 2019, Apple finally sets iTunes, AirPlay loose

Apple’s never had an official presence at CES, opting instead to host its own flashy events to launch its newest products. While Apple often has executives roaming around the massive electronics trade show floor, it doesn’t have a booth or host a press conference in Las Vegas. And it almost never releases news related to CES products, even though various companies will show off new speakers, cases and other products that work with iPhones and other Apple devices.

Anthem CES 2019 Trailer Released; NVIDIA Announces Support for Deep Learning Super Sampling (DLSS)

Check out the latest exclusive 4K Anthem gameplay revealed at our CES 2019 keynote! It features never-before seen Javelin, enemies, and environments. The team is happy to announce that DLSS is coming to Anthem thanks to the hard work of Bioware and NVIDIA. Be ready for the PC launch on February 22nd, 2019! For a limited time you can receive a free copy of Anthem with the purchase of select GeForce RTX graphics cards, laptops and PCs as part of our new Game On bundle

Instant Pot and Google Assistant get together at CES 2019

The Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fi pressure cooker now works with Google Assistant, the kitchen device maker announced Monday at CES here in Las Vegas. The Instant Pot Smart Wi-Fi cooker already lets you monitor and control it from the Instant Pot mobile app. Adding Google Assistant voice command functionality allows you to control and check the status of the cooker totally hands-free.

Samsung’s New TV Tech Is Mind-Bending But Why?

On the eve of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), there’s an itching feeling in the air that this year isn’t a big year for Samsung. The company unveiled (literally) a smaller version of last year’s big TV, the Wall, featuring MicroLED technology at an event in a ballroom. More than one person wondered, what’s the difference? The answer, awkwardly, is everything and nothing.

Uber partner reveals air taxi design at CES

Bell, one of Uber’s flying taxi partners, revealed the design of its vertical takeoff and landing air taxi at CES, a five-person hybrid-electric powered vehicle with six tilting ducted fans. The company showed off the cabin of its air taxi at CES last year, and this year, it’s debuting a scale model of the vehicle now dubbed the Bell Nexus.

Best gaming monitors of CES 2019

CES 2019 has been a bumper year for PC gamers, with plenty of new product announcements. It can be tricky to keep track of everything yourself, so we’ve rounded up all of the biggest headlines into dedicated articles – including this one, which looks at the most exciting gaming monitors to have been revealed at this year’s show.

 

EA Announces Battlefield 5 Details and Origin Access Premier

EA had some exciting news to share at E3 2018 including details on Battlefield 5 as well as a new subscription service.

Battlefield 5 is the latest entry in the iconic Battlefield franchise. First launched in 2002, the series gained popularity and spawned several versions. Now, EA is bringing its “deepest and most immersive” entry to the series.

Similar to Battlefield 1, the latest addition brings users back to World War II. This time, the intention is to give an insight into some of the lesser-known conflicts in that war.

Fans will be happy to know that Battlefield 5 will have both have a single-player campaign and multiplayer modes. Some of the multiplayers modes from Battlefield 3Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 1 are making a comeback but there are also two new ones to look forward to.

EA also confirmed the Battle Royale mode coming to the game. According to DICE, its version will include the brand of action and destruction that the Battlefield franchise is known for. The developer promised more information will be revealed in the next coming months.

The game is expected to launch simultaneously on PlayStation 4, Windows PC and Xbox One. The early trial version is going to be available on October 11 to EA Access and Origin Access members. The deluxe and standard editions of the game will be available on October 16 and October 19 respectively.

Origin Access Premier

Aside from game updates, EA also announced its new all-in-one subscription service.

Basic members get to try new games up to ten hours, starting five days before release. Current Origin Access members will now become Origin Access Basic members and will have the same benefits as before.

The new Origin Access Premier brings full access to both archived games as new and pre-released games. This means unlimited playtime on the full versions of the games starting five days before the launch. Upcoming games include Anthem, Battlefield 5, Unravel 2, Fifa 19, A Way Out and Madden 19.

Membership for the service costs $15 per month or $100 a year. It will be available this summer.

EA Confirms Anthem Delay But Announces A Battlefield Game Is Coming This October

Fans of BioWare’s popular game Anthem should not expect that the game would be released in 2019. The game developer said that the Destiny-alike online shooter is expected to be released at the end of 2018.

 

EA confirms delayed release of Anthem

 

 

A quick check of Anthem’s YouTube channel revealed that the game’s release is still at “fall 2018.” However, a report from Kotaku noted that Anthem’s fall release date was unlikely to happen. Based on the said report the game’s release date was unrealistic.

 

The Kotaku report also pointed out that Anthem won’t actually be available until early 2019. On Wednesday, Electronic Arts have confirmed the game’s delay, but it pointed out that it is not a delay, saying it is an issue of scheduling.

 

 

EA said that the issue of the game’s release date was not apparently the result of BioWare’s development issue. The company said that there’s a new Battlefield game that would be released in October. EA CFO Blake Jorgensen has expressed confidence that the Anthem would “get more attention if it came out in a quieter quarter.”

 

 

Meanwhile, game enthusiasts said that Kotaku’s report had caused trouble to BioWare’s current situation. But a closer look at Jorgensen’s statement actually fits well with EA’s experience. For instance, the company has released Titanfall 2 in 2016.

 

 

Titanfall 2 has been described to have an outstanding FPS. But the game failed badly at launch despite being multiplatform. Thus, there’s an uncertainty that BioWare needs Anthem to gain popularity. And it is clear that it is a classic case of what we called as “lesson learned.”

 

 

Regardless of whatever details, what is official as of the moment is that players won’t be able to play Anthem until 2019. For some, the game’s rescheduling has caused a low-key confirmation that a new game is coming later this year.