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Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies of cancer at age 65

[04:09] Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen has died from complications of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Vulcan Inc. said Monday on behalf of his family. Allen passed away Monday afternoon in Seattle at 65 years old, Vulcan said. His sister, Jody, said he was “a remarkable individual on every level.” “While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much-loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend. Paul’s family and friends were blessed to experience his wit, warmth, his generosity and deep concern,” she said in a statement. “For all the demands on his schedule, there was always time for family and friends. At this time of loss and grief for us – and so many others – we are profoundly grateful for the care and concern he demonstrated every day.”

Malicious messages reportedly crashing PlayStation 4 consoles

[05:53] We’ve seen single malicious messages able to crash smartphones, but now there’s one for Sony’s PlayStation 4 console to look out for – users on social media and Reddit are reporting receiving a certain specially coded message that’s enough to put their hardware out of action. For now, you can set your PlayStation 4 and its mobile apps to only accept messages from friends you’ve already confirmed, or block messages completely: the options are under Account Management then Privacy Settings in the console settings. If you are hit with problems, one fix appears to be rebooting in Safe Mode and then rebuilding the database which shouldn’t affect your data.

Winamp is coming back as an all-in-one music player

[07:39] Winamp, the legendarily customizable music player, is being revamped as a mobile app that will give you one place to listen to all your music — including playlists, podcasts, streaming radio stations, and more, as reported by TechCrunch.

Players are exploiting Black Ops 4 emotes to peek around corners

[09:33] The first-person perspective in shooters usually brings an inherent kind of balance to the constant battle for cover—if you peek your head out to see an opponent, they’ll be able to see you as well. Over the weekend, though, Black Ops 4 players found the game’s new gesture system had the unintended side effect of breaking this balance, letting players easily and safely see around cover from a third-person perspective.

Pokémon Go Gen 4 Pokémon list, estimated release date: Every creature from Diamond and Pearl’s Sinnoh region listed

[11:57] Pokémon Go’s Gen 4 will offer 107 new Pokémon, the second largest addition of new creatures to the game since its summer 2016 debut – topping the 80 or so added in Gen 2, and close to the numbers we seen in Gen 3. These Gen 4 Pokémon are from the franchise’s fourth generation of games – Pokémon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum – and feature many evolutions of creatures from previous generations, as well as some new baby Pokémon and, as always, brand new Legendary creatures.

Epic Games Is Suing A YouTuber For Cheating

[18:24] Once again, Epic Games is taking a couple of cheaters to court, after the studio filed a lawsuit against YouTuber Brandon Lucas, also known as Golden Modz, and his partner Colton Conter that goes by the name Excentric. Lucas got into trouble with Epic Games after posting several videos on his YouTube channel with 1.7 million subscribers, where he is seen cheating in Fortnite and selling cheat tools via his website, which allegedly violates the Digital Millenium Copyright Act. Conter, on the other hand, would sometimes participate in these videos, which is why Epic Games included him in the lawsuit.

“Tournaments” Mode Coming to Fortnite This Week

[20:31] There will be a new “Events” section to the game, which you will find the available tournaments. “In-Game Tournaments are open to everyone and provide an opportunity for every player to compete directly alongside the pros for prizes and glory. Note that all players must opt-in for crossplay to participate in competitive events. During tournaments, players from all platforms will compete against one another as equals, regardless of if they are on a Mouse, Controller, or Touch input device. Every player will participate in the same competitions from start to finish, with equal opportunity to rise above the competition.”


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Bungie Releases Destiny’s Warmind DLC For PC, PS4, & Xbox One

Game developer Bungie has launched the second DLC expansion pack for Destiny’s Warmind. The game’s DLC pack contains several contents that include armor, weapons, Escalation Protocol mode, Spire of Stars Raid Lair, and locations, among others.


Destiny 2 Warmind DLC


The game is expected to be released for PC, PS4 and Xbox One gaming consoles. Thus, players should expect more details about the game in the coming weeks. With Destiny 2’s Warmind DLC which has been released last May 8, Bungie has also rolled out the game’s 1.2.0 update.


Bungie said that the Destiny’s Warmind new content would only be accessible for players who purchased the game or those players who owned the game’s expansion pass. But other players have noted that you don’t actually have to purchase Warmind to have reason to check in on Destiny 2.



The game’s updated version 1.2.0 would also kick off Season 3 of Destiny 2. This would bring several features to the game such as private matches in Crucible; an emote wheel, a new Ranked Crucible setup, changes to numerous Exotic weapons, as well the long-awaited expansion to Vault space, among others.


How Fortnite’s Battle Pass Works

With the much anticipated Fortnite Season 4, avid players of the game are expecting a new Battle Pass. Aside from this, a weekly challenges will also be made available. There are some new things to expect this season, but the challenges work the same in the past.


Battle Pass: Here’s what you need to know


Having said that the Week 1 challenges have a secret that players should track down if they want to level up. The price is the most coveted Omega skin, thus, get your hands as soon as possible.


Apart from getting the Battle Stars, if you would do all the seven Week 1 challenges would lead you to complete the first leg of the game’s Blockbuster challenges. This would lead you to load the screen called the Quite on the Set. In fact, the game developer said that this is only a part of the loadout.

You can actually customize the game’s setting during the pre-match loading screen. According to Reddit user Bfor45, the game’s loading screen offers players a subtle hint of the object being hidden in the gaming world.


As noted, the update has added a moviemaking equipment to the island, a quick check of the image shows a screen that is being filmed near the prison. A Battle Pass icon is faintly appearing in the background. You can actually head to the location and find the icon during the game.


What you will do is to collect it, and it’ll rank up your Battle Pass by one level. It should be noted, however, that players should be able to complete all Week 1 challenges for this to show up. This also indicates that players should have to buy the Season 4 Battle Pass to claim this.


The game’s Season 4 offers up Carbide challenges, among others.

BioWare Talks Anthem And The Lack Of Mass Effect: Andromeda DLC

Game developer BioWare has teased fans of the upcoming updates for its popular game Anthem. The company’s new game is slated to be released soon. With this, a company official has released studio updates which include, among others, the Mass Effect: Andromeda.


BioWare to release Anthem in 2019?


According to BioWare general manager Casey Hudson, the developer was not able to bring new DLC for Andromeda.

“As you know, we were not able to deliver story DLC for Andromeda—this was as frustrating for us as it was for players, and it was something we knew we had to solve in future games,” Hudson said in a blog post.


He added that when BioWare released the Mass Effect: Andromeda, there was a strong call from players for a story DLC that involves the fate of quarians. Hudson did not further issue some specifics but he admits that it impacted how the company worked on Anthem.


Anthem is actually an open-world action game. The upcoming game is slated to be released this year. It can be recalled that last January, EA had announced that Anthem’s release date would be in early 2019.


“That experience ultimately became a defining moment in refocusing BioWare’s mission. We need to delight players with new experiences and innovation, but we must stay focused on the importance of the world, character, and storytelling elements that players expect from our games,” Hudson explained.


“And our games must be designed to continue delivering new stories and experiences, in an ongoing relationship with players in the worlds we’re evolving together,” he added.


With this, Hudson said that they are working speedily on the development of Anthem. He wants the players to enjoy playing the game in a fresh world story and characters.


“It will be unlike anything you’ve played, but if we do it right, it will feel very distinctly BioWare,” Hudson stressed, who worked as a director on the original Mass Effect trilogy including the Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic.


In case you don’t know, Hudson left BioWare shortly and returned in 2017 following the company’s upheaval.

Ubisoft: How Far Cry 5’s Microtransactions Work?

Avid fans of Far Cry 5 has expressed concerned about the use of the game’s microtransactions. Until now, microtransactions are still a debated subject among players.


The implementation of microtransactions varies, and they work differently at any game. The varied implementation of microtransactions has become a serious concern for several players.

With the release of Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5, we will know how the game developer implemented the microtransactions in the game. It can be recalled that the game developer announced that Far Cry 5 would include microtransactions.


In a Gamespot report, Executive producer Dan Hay explained that Far Cry 5’s microtransactions would not attempt to inhibit the gamer’s progress.


“We’ve set the game up to be generous. We’ve set the game up so…nothing is locked [away]. You can go out and explore, and the game will reward you for your exploration,” Hay said.

Here’s how microtransaction works?


In case you don’t know, the game’s microtransaction allows players to use real-world money to buy a premium currency called Silver Bars. The game’s premium currency could be used by players to buy cosmetic skins for their weapons, and vehicles. Not also that, players could use the Silver Bars to buy cosmetic skins for themselves.


Buying the cosmetic skins for players themselves is possible only when players are playing the game in Arcade mode. This situation is not clear as to how this thing would work considering that Far Cry 5 is a first-person game.


Meanwhile, Ubisoft has also confirmed that a full campaign of the game would be available offline. For players, this detail is interesting as they want to play the game in co-op and check the game’s online objects as well.

Ubisoft said that the game is now available for download in various gaming consoles.

Xbox One Update Adds Improved Audio And Video Options

Software giant Microsoft has reportedly rolled out a new update for Xbox One Insiders. These updates include an improved audio and video option resolution settings.

Xbox One users who are enrolled in Microsoft Xbox One Insiders Program are given experimented updates before it would be rolled out publicly.


Xbox One has an improved audio, video features


Microsoft Xbox One users are quick to check a changelog posted by Bradey, an Xbox Insider team leader. The changelog could be seen on the Xbox News portal.


The software giant said that Xbox One users belong to the Insider program could test out the recent update. The Xbox One update features a 1440p render output for Xbox One S and Xbox One X. If you are an Xbox One player, I am sure that you are one of those who requested the 1440p output.

Having that feature allows players to view broadcasted media and video content, among others. Also, it could allow players to stream media at native 2560 x 1440p output.

Moreover, if you are using Xbox One One X, you can actually play games with 2560 x 1440p video setting. However, there’s a big setback for those players using 4K displays set at 3840 x 2160. Bradley explained that the HD video quality upgrade has more than 1 million pixels when compared to the 1920 x 1080p resolution.

Apart from the video resolution upgrades, Microsoft’s Xbox One has a new form of interactivity using Mixer. This would mean that you can play co-op games with other viewers. The new feature, according to Microsoft, is actually similar to PlayStation 4’s Share-Play feature.

Rainbow Six Siege’s Alien Outbreak Mode: Is It Different To Traditional Siege?

For two years, there have been major changes occurred in Rainbow Six Siege. The changes are, in fact, very significant for players. One of the changes is the game’s Operator number including the map count.


If you are a gamer, you will notice that the Operator number and the map count have been doubled. Also, Rainbox Six Siege’s strategies have evolved to improve the gamers experience.


Rainbow Six Siege’s Alien Outbreak Mode


And despite these changes, avid players of Rainbow Six Siege still enjoy shootings guns and same villains in various combinations. But the Outbreak event of Operation Chimera is actually the first PvE update Siege that it has received since launch.



According to players, the PvE update Siege is no different to any aspect of the game that they have experienced before. In fact, the March 6 is actually a one-month co-op event.


The March 6 event allows you and your other members to team up to fight against an alien invasion. The game’s setting is in New Mexico town of Truth or Consequences.


In addition, gamers will embark in three missions. These missions are called as Hospital, Junkyard and Resort.


You can pick these missions from new Operators Lion and Finka. Not only that, but you can also pick from veterans Smoke, Ash, Doc, Glaz, Kapkan, Tachanka, Buck, Ying, among others.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Release Date Updated for PS4 And Xbox One

Game developer Rockstar Games has announced that its popular game Red Dead Redemption 2 is coming on Xbox One and PlayStation 4. The Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26, this year, according to the game developer.


Red Dead Redemption 2 coming  on PS4, Xbox One


Gamers were able to learn the information after Rockstar Games has posted the information on its official blog. On the same blog, the company has also issued an apology for the game’s delayed release. It can be recalled that the Red Dead Redemption 2 is supposed to be released in Spring 2018. The developer explained that the delay would give the gaming studio more opportunity to polish the game.


“We are excited to announce that Red Dead Redemption 2 will be released on October 26, 2018,” Rockstar Games said in a statement posted on its blog. “We apologize to everyone disappointed by this delay. While we had hoped to have the game out sooner, we require a little extra time for polish.”


“We sincerely thank you for your patience and hope that when you get to play the game, you will agree the wait will have been worth it. In the meantime, please check out these screenshots from the game. We look forward to sharing a lot more information with you in the coming weeks,” the developer pointed out.


While the developer announced the game’s release date, it also releases a group of screenshots where gamers can see a variety of selection of these screenshots. Rockstar Games, however, is mum if the popular game will have a PC version.


It is worthy to note that the game’s first version was not released on PC. However, the game developer’s recent release of Grand Theft Auto V has a PC version of the game.

Rainbow Six Siege Outbreak Event Announced, Will Be Free To All

Fans of the popular game Rainbow Six Siege has expressed excitement about its upcoming event. The news comes after a new Rainbow Six Siege event was confirmed this week.


Ubisoft announces Rainbow Six Siege Outbreak



But this event was different from what gamers experienced before. Now, the game’s outbreak will be involving teams of three players. The teams will be teaming up to take on a mysterious threat in a particular town.


The town has been quarantined, and players will be able to get new gears. Rainbow Six Siege game developer Ubisoft said that the outbreak would take a form of a four-week event. The new time frame is available to all players.


“An infestation of unknown origin is attacking the small town of Truth or Consequences, New Mexico,” said Ubisoft describing the backstory of the game. “The danger is so high that the authorities quarantined the entire town, trapping civilians and soldiers inside. Very little information is filtering out, but the only certainty is that the situation is dire.


The game developer said the free event would begin with the launch of the Year 3 Season 1 title update. It added that within the duration of the event, players would be able to collect cutting-edge HazMat cosmetic that can be found in the Outbreak Packs.


Also, Ubisoft further added that Outbreak Packs could be acquired for 300 R6 Credits each. The Outbreak Collection will contain cosmetic gear for the following Operators:


Two Chimera Operators

Battlefield 1 Apocalypse DLC Releases In February With Five New Maps —EA

Avid fans of the popular game, Battlefield 1 will be receiving a new fresh content this week. The news comes after the game’s publisher, EA announced that a fourth DLC expansion is coming.


EA says Battlefield 1 Apocalypse DLC will release in February


Obviously, the news has triggered some excitement from both fans and game enthusiasts. EA did not specifically mention the date as to when the DLC is coming, but certainly, it would be in February. Players who own the WWW1 shooter’s Premium Pass will be able to get the DLC expansion.


And speaking of the game’s expansions, players should expect more maps included in the Battlefield 1’s fourth DLC. According to the publisher, the game’s Apocalypse expansion has now a total of 5 maps.


These maps include the “bloody, muddy hell of Passchendaele and the Austro-Italian clash of Caporetto portray two of the most infamous battles of World War I.” The game’s new maps were described by EA as “The scenic wheat fields by River Somme transform into a nightmare after devastating artillery barrages.”


Meanwhile, EA emphasized that the game’s two maps-London Calling and Razor’s Edge-are maps which players can use for the Air Assault game mode. EA has yet to announced the specific details about these new maps playable only in the Battlefield 1’s Air Assault game mode.


On top of these, the game also introduced some other new elements which include new specializations, weapons, gadgets, ranks, vehicles, assignments, among others. Before the game’s fourth DLC expansion, Premium Pass owners would be to obtain the North Sea campaign which will be launched later this January.


EA said the North Sea campaign features two news maps-both the Zeebrugge and Heligoland Bight as well as the British Empire Royal Marines, and the C-Class Airship, respectively.

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