#210 E3 2020 Cancelled

Now it isn’t official, but many signs are pointing to E3 being cancelled this year. It would be the first since the event started in 1996.

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#135 Twitch Begins Testing Sub-Only Streams

Well after a couple days of internet outages, we are back with more news! Yippee! Let’s dig in, shall we?

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#111 Apex Legends Is Coming To Mobile

EA is excited to reveal that Apex Legends is coming to mobile! They are hoping to have a release date soon. While you’re reading, don’t forget to donate to our Kickstarter today and get some exclusive merch!

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#101 A Video Game Might Just Save Notre Dame

After watching the fire and destruction unfold at the Notre Dame Cathedral, we might be able to thank a video game for helping us rebuild!

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#54 COD Blackout Chipping Away at PUBG

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YouTube says ‘we’re back!’ after widespread outage

YouTube was down for a time on Tuesday night and people were not happy about it. Team YouTube sent out a tweet Tuesday evening and said, “We’re working on resolving this and will let you know once fixed. We apologize for any inconvenience.” The reports started coming in of YouTube’s outage around 9:15 p.m. ET. YouTube is the world’s second most-visited website. Later Tuesday evening, some reported it was back up for them. And, at around 11 p.m. ET, Team YouTube confirmed the news, saying “We’re back!”

First look: RED Hydrogen One hopes holographic screen can lure people from Apple, Samsung

We were getting a first look at the Hydrogen One from RED, an ambitious – and pricey – new “holographic” smartphone that launches Nov. 2 in both AT&T and Verizon stores. It costs $1,295 for an aluminum model and a whopping $1,595 for the titanium model that is coming later. Known for the professional cameras developed by founder Jim Jannard, RED has built a stellar reputation around high-end cinematography, the likes of which are in wide use in Hollywood. RED’s technology is at the core of the new phone.

Apple stores are now selling a $2,000 ‘self-flying’ drone you can control from an Apple Watch

Most people don’t think of Apple stores as a good place to buy a drone, but on Wednesday, it started to sell one of the most interesting quadcopters for consumers. At select locations, Apple will now sell a high-end drone called the Skydio R1, which costs $1,999, and is designed by a company founded by former MIT students and Google employees. The difference between the Skydio and similar drones is that the Skydio basically flies itself. DJI’s quadcopters and other competitive drones still are based around manual control and require the drone’s pilot to control where the drone flies.

How to Run a Windows App on a Chromebook

Google’s cloud-based Chrome OS has morphed into an impressive computing platform now that it’s compatible with Android apps and, more recently, Linux apps. But what about Windows apps, you might wonder? What happened to all the rumors of Windows compatibility on the horizon? They’re still floating around, but you don’t have to wait for them to become true to start running Windows apps on your Chromebook. All you need is the Crossover app and a little time for experimentation.

Call of Duty’s Blackout is starting to chip away at PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

It seemed like Call of Duty’s battle royale would tear people away from PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds when it launched last week. And that is potentially starting to happen. PUBG held strong through the weekend with no obvious effect on its peak concurrent players on Steam. But now that the week is here, fewer people are logging into play the last player-standing shooter, according to Steam’s stats. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 launched October 12. On PC, it isn’t available on Steam. Instead, players must purchase it through Blizzard’s Battle.net service. And publisher Activision Blizzard does not share stats like peak concurrent players. So we can only look at data for PUBG. And those numbers reveal a sharper dip that corresponds with the release of Black Ops Blackout (BOBO).

How to view your Black Ops 4 and Blackout stats and leaderboards on PC, Xbox and PS4

Because Black Ops 4 multiplayer is now more focused on ‘EKIA’ (which includes assists) rather than straightforward kills, you can’t actually see your K/D ration in game, rather only your EKIA ratio. Website ‘COD Tracker‘ will allow to not only see your K/D, but so much more, including Total Damage, Damage per game, Heals per life, Average time alive per life, Captures and Defends, to name a few.

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#38 PlayStation Classic Details

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PLAYSTATION CLASSIC ANNOUNCED AND DATED

Sony has announced the PlayStation Classic, which will come with 20 pre-loaded games and be released December 3 at an MSRP of $99.99 USD ($129.99 CAN, $149.99 AUD). Sony’s very own mini retro console will come with Final Fantasy VII, Tekken 3, Wild Arms, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, and other ‘legendary titles,’ which will be announced before the year’s end, all in their original format.

RED DEAD ONLINE: DEVS REVEAL FIRST DETAILS

Rockstar recently revealed Red Dead Online, Red Dead Redemption 2’s multiplayer component, will launch in November 2018 (initially as a public beta). Considering the many questions we’ve had about the nature of Red Dead 2’s up-til-now mysterious online mode, we asked Imran Sarwar, Director of Design at Rockstar North, and Josh Needleman, Senior Producer at Rockstar San Diego, to go into a little more detail about Rockstar’s evolution in the realm of multiplayer.

PUBG on PS4 might finally be set for release

A PS4 release of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) has been rated by the Korean Game Rating Board (as spotted by Eurogamer), indicating that its period of console exclusivity on the Xbox One may soon be coming to an end. Mobile versions of the game on iOS and Android released earlier in 2018.

Ninja Predicted Fortnite Cube Path Two Weeks Ago And Nobody Realised

16 days ago, on Monday September 3, Ninja said “The cube’s going Tilted [Towers]… Bro, I’m telling you right now, I’d pay money for this thing to land… to roll over the center building that has been taking all season to build and just crush it again.” Guess what happened earlier today? The cube rolled down the street in Tilted Towers, before turning around and crashing through the brand new building before leaving via the hill to the north-west. Check it out for yourself below.

UPDATE: As today’s live show was being taped, we were informed that it did indeed roll into loot lake and melt, turning the entire lake into a bounce pad!

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#5 The Grenade Blast Heard ‘Round The World

The grenade blast heard ’round the world and more on today’s episode of the Latest in Tech News Podcast…

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Vine and Musical.ly Are Gone – Is Oevo the Next Short-Video Platform?

Oevo is the latest short video app to hit the web. With big names like Jason Nash, Scotty Sire, Nicholas Megalis and more joining the platform as well as $100 daily giveaway competitions it may be the first app to stay! Will it stand the test of time?

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You can now buy the AirSelfie2 drone because taking selfies yourself is so old-fashioned

I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “My arms are just too short to take a totally rad selfie.” Well, why not have a drone do it? The previously announced AirSelfie2 drone aircraft is available for purchase. Never again will you need to stretch your arm to the limit to get those Insta-likes.

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PUBG’s first global tournament was a success – until one grenade blew it apart

PUBG certainly made a blast with their eSports debut World Championship, but was it the one destined for failure?

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#1 Introducing IGTV, Pokemon GO Trading & Friends and PUBG Event Pass

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Instagram just declared war on YouTube with a new longform-video app

Guide: Pokémon GO Trading Update – Release Date, Friends, And Gifts – Everything We Know So Far

Google Assistant no longer needs every ‘hey’ and ‘OK’

PUBG To Debut Event Pass, But Will It Work?

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Your Favorite PC Games Might Be Watching You Play (Just Like Mobile Games Always Have)

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PUBG To Debut Event Pass, But Will It Work?

Ever since Battle Royale came out (you can thank Minecraft for the idea from the many hunger game mods that tested out this idea), gaming corporations have looked to capitalize on the market and give war-hungry gamers the satisfaction of being the solo victor atop ninety-nine losers who just weren’t good enough.

PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS, also known as PUBG or PUBG Corporation, was by far the gamers choice until Fortnite: Battle Royale entered the scene. Epic Games, developers of Fortnite, came in quite unexpectedly and in the blink of an eye became the #1 played game worldwide. Smashing all the charts, stealing most of the market share and cashing in quite handsomely from their efforts left PUBG quite literally in the dust.

So what has PUBG done to show that they are #1 (or #5)? Well, for starters they copied Fortnite and released their own mobile-version of PUBG. Now, they’re looking to copy the Fortnite Battle Pass. From a recent dev post, they explained why:

We wanted to create a whole new gameplay and reward experience. Ultimately, we decided to go with a new system: the “Event Pass.” It’ll be made available on June 22, the same day Sanhok hits live servers.

The Event Pass is designed to reflect the opinions of players who wanted a trackable progression-related system, and at the same time allows you to unlock new content in PUBG in a way that is different from the crate and key system.

Even though they haven’t posted any pricing details yet, speculations for this four-week event pass have many guessing this will cost around $10USD. Which, ironically, puts it right in line with the pricing for a Fortnite Battle Pass, which lasts three months.

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The Asus ROG Gaming Phone Is Perfect for PUBG and Fortnight

The Asus ROG gaming phone might just be the perfect gadget for PUBG and Fortnight fans.

Gaming phones are fast becoming commonplace in the market thanks to legions of gamers and fans. When there’s demand, there will be a scramble to supply that. And Asus just jumped in the bandwagon to introduce their own gaming phone, the Asus ROG phone.

It is designed specifically with gamers in mind and could be the most powerful phone on the market.
Asus ROG Phone Specs
The Asus ROG phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with a maximum speed of 2.69GHz. It also has a gaming-optimised Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU.
Don McGuire, vice president of global product marketing for Qualcomm, describes their products.
“Snapdragon 845 is engineered to deliver users an unparalleled gaming experience; supporting exceptional performance, fast and smooth graphics and Gigabit speeds whether on LTE or 802.11ad Wi-Fi.”
Asus’ latest offering is also the first to have the GameCool system. It’s made up of vapour-chamber cooling, a carbon cooling pad and copper heat spreader. Additionally, the phone also comes bundled with an external Aeroactive cooler to take your gaming to the next level.

Other specs include 8GB of RAM, up to 512GB of storage, and a 4,000 mAH battery. It sports a 6-inch 2160 x 1080 AMOLED HDR display.

Besides the external cooler, the phone also has two more add-ons. First is the pair of gamepads called GameVice controller that slides into both sides of the phone. The second add-on is the Asus’ TwinView Dock. This adds an 6,000mAh extra battery capacity and an entire second screen to the ROG Phone.

Asus has not announced the price and release date for the phone. However, they hinted that it might be available sometime in the third quarter of this year. Fingers crossed!

 

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