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Fortnite developer reportedly being sued by PUBG Corp for copyright infringement Fortnite developer reportedly being sued by PUBG Corp for copyright infringement
- May 30, 2018

However, if the court finds that there are similarities when it comes to the underlying technology as both utilize Unreal Engine 4 , it could mean that Epic Games will have to pay damages. However, with this suit limited to Korea now and coming soon after Fortnite launched in the country, we'll just have to see how things pan out and whether suits are filed elsewhere in the world. (more...)
HMD promises Android P updates for all Nokia smartphones HMD promises Android P updates for all Nokia smartphones
- May 30, 2018

HMD Global has gone with the unannounced MediaTek Helio P18 processor, which is an octa-core chipset that's claimed to deliver 40% better performance than the Snapdragon 430 chipset seen on the Nokia 5 . It's only a 720p (HD+) resolution, and when you start looking at the quality of the screen you'll start to notice it's not Full HD. It measures 151.1 x 70.73 x 8.27 mm making it just a tiny bit taller than the first-gen model. (more...)
PlayStation 4 discounts coming to South Africa PlayStation 4 discounts coming to South Africa
- May 30, 2018

Sony will release a new limited edition PlayStation 4 on June 8. There's also going to be a special Days of Play model of PS4 coming out, a blue and gold one that comes with a full terabyte of memory and a blue controller. PlayStation VR bundles will be offered from $199.99, a two-pack of PlayStation Move controllers drops to $79.99, and the PlayStation VR Aim controller will be offered for $49.99, but only in the US. (more...)
‘Shocking’ Pokemon News Coming on May 31 ‘Shocking’ Pokemon News Coming on May 31
- May 30, 2018

Pokémon Let's Go, Pikachu! and Pokémon Let's Go, Eevee! are based on Pokémon Yellow: Special Pikachu Edition, which first launched in Japan in 1998. There's also a Poke Ball Plus device that seemingly lets you take Pikachu out for a stroll with you. Of course, it's possible there's no truth to these rumors. (more...)
Games With Gold for June include Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, Smite Gold Games With Gold for June include Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia, Smite Gold
- May 30, 2018

On the Xbox One side, the Assassin's Creed spin-off, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia , will be free to download for the entire month, while Sega's Xbox 360 racer, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, will be available until June 15. (more...)
Don't buy a new MacBook this week Don't buy a new MacBook this week
- May 30, 2018

The device is now in the prototyping stage and is being manufactured by Apple supplier Pegatron in China. Now, there's some exciting news around a new Apple invention that could mark the beginning of a new product line like nothing we've seen before. (more...)
Apple to Use OLED Displays for All Three 2019 iPhones? Apple to Use OLED Displays for All Three 2019 iPhones?
- May 30, 2018

Apple Inc has chose to use OLED screens in all three new iPhone models planned for next year, according to South Korea's Electronic Times - a report that sent shares in Japan Display tumbling 10 percent. Apple is on track to use OLED in two of three new models later this year. The Electronic Times report suggests a full OLED lineup next year. Apple ( AAPL ) reportedly is planning to use organic light-emitting diode displays for all of its new iPhones next year, providing a boost ... (more...)
Ted Dabney, The Atari Co-Founder Dies At the Age Of 81 Ted Dabney, The Atari Co-Founder Dies At the Age Of 81
- May 30, 2018

Dabney sold his portion of Atari ownership to Bushnell for $US250 ($331), 000. The electrical engineer and creator of the first successful arcade game, Pong reportedly suffered from oesophageal cancer since 2017. Dabney and Bushnell's first game was Computer Space , an action title inspired by Spacewar! . Dabney and Bushnell eventually had a falling out that prompted Dabney to leave Atari, and the entire industry shortly thereafter. (more...)
'Mega Man 11' trailer reveals release date, new mechanics 'Mega Man 11' trailer reveals release date, new mechanics
- May 29, 2018

Mega Man 11 releases on October 2 , 2018 for PlayStation 4 , Xbox One , Nintendo Switch , and PC. Led by a talented, veteran development team at Capcom, Mega Man 11 features tight side-scrolling action gameplay the series is known for while completely revolutionizing the experience for modern consoles . (more...)
Xiaomi Mi 8 Retail Box Leaks With Partial Specifications Xiaomi Mi 8 Retail Box Leaks With Partial Specifications
- May 29, 2018

The video shows characters like a pig, a fox, a panda, and Xiaomi's official mascot singing the company's flagship tune. The Mi 8 is shown sporting familiar aesthetics first seen on Apple's iPhone X - an nearly all-screen display with a thick notch sitting on the top and a noticeable chin at the bottom. (more...)
New Fallout game could be on the way, following tease from Bethesda
- May 29, 2018

If you head over to Bethesda's Twitch channel , you'll see a "Please Stand By" notice on a flickering screen, with a Vault Boy bobble head giving the thumbs up. Fallout 3 and New Vegas are the two remaster possibilities, especially as fans have been calling for a makeover of the latter for a long time. (more...)
Apple iOS 11.4 released: Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2, more Apple iOS 11.4 released: Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2, more
- May 29, 2018

For iOS users, the software update finally adds the long-awaited Messages in iCloud feature, which syncs your iMessages across all of your Apple devices. Conversations are still end-to-end encrypted, Apple points out, and Messages in iCloud isn't enabled by default. A bug that showed app icons in the wrong place on the home screen has been addressed, too, plus a login issue for Google Drive, Google Docs, and Gmail in Safari. (more...)
Amazon Music App Gets Hands-Free Alexa Support Amazon Music App Gets Hands-Free Alexa Support
- May 29, 2018

In Alexa's case, there are four possible wake words - Alexa, Echo , Amazon or Computer. The first step would be to launch the Alexa app present on a smart device followed by clicking on the three horizontal slats present in the top left corner to launch the menu options. (more...)
Universal Display Stock Jumps On Apple iPhone Report
- May 29, 2018

In 2019 Apple could complete its transition to OLED, as a new report claims that all three 2019 iPhones will have an OLED display. " 'Apple recently started planning the iPhone model in 2019 and made a decision to adopt OLED in all three types, ' said an official from Apple who said, 'The OLED used in the iPhone X (TEN) is a low temperature polysilicon (LTPS) LCD Quality, performance, and so on, '" reads the report. (more...)
Xbox One’s Games With Gold June Lineup Leaked via German Xbox Site
- May 29, 2018

Xbox's German website has leaked their Games with Gold June 2018 titles and also what could be the lineup for other countries. It includes Assassin's Creed Chronicles Russia and Smite - Battlegrounds of the Gods for the Xbox One . Obviously, Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia takes place in Russia set to the backdrop of the October Revolution. On the Xbox 360 side of things, Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is available for the first half of June and LEGO Indiana Jones 2 is ... (more...)
New video game called New video game called "Active Shooter"
- May 29, 2018

He said these kinds of games desensitize young people to the tragedy that befell his daughter. Revival games has also been accused of selling " asset-flipped " games, a process where games are repackaged and then sold with only minor modifications. (more...)
PUBG Corporation is Taking Epic Games to Court for Copyright Infringement
- May 29, 2018

The allegedly infringing material: Fortnite Battle Royale, a standalone title borrowing the core concepts - and, allegedly, more detailed gameplay and user interface elements - from PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and shoehorning them into what was originally a cooperative sandbox title dubbed Fortnite Save the World. (more...)
PUBG Struggles to Keep Up with Fortnite PUBG Struggles to Keep Up with Fortnite
- May 29, 2018

Whatever the outcome, it's clear that the war of the Battle Royale genre isn't going away any time soon, especially with news that Activision will be muscling in on the act with their upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 . The two companies have a complicated relationship. "We have also noticed that Epic Games references PUBG in the promotion of Fortnite to their community and in communications with the press". (more...)
The Wolf Among Us: Season 2 Makes Its Case for 2019 Delay The Wolf Among Us: Season 2 Makes Its Case for 2019 Delay
- May 28, 2018

They haven't divulged any more details as to what those changes are, however, Telltale is promising to share more news about TWAU 2 later this year . More news on the game can be expected " later this year ", according to Telltale. "In addition to that, the statement also implied that the developer is taking time to "[explore] new ways to tell [its] stories", which implies that The Wolf Among Us 2 may be an attempt to break out of the company's design habits. (more...)
Fortnite introduces the respawn friendly 'Playgrounds' mode Fortnite introduces the respawn friendly 'Playgrounds' mode
- May 28, 2018

Worst case, you can wait until the end of the week once everyone else has completed the challenge. We've got the lowdown on what's happening, what you can do, and when we think it will be back up. Fortnite Close Encounters Disabled: Why is It Disabled? This time, though, you don't have to worry about getting eliminated. Solid Gold has been a staple LTM in Fortnite Battle Royale , dropping only the legendary (gold) tier of weapons on the map, giving all players maximum firepower. (more...)
WhatsApp users can play Facebook, Instagram videos on application directly WhatsApp users can play Facebook, Instagram videos on application directly
- May 28, 2018

The feature can be availed with WhatsApp beta for Android app by signing for the beta programme on Google Play. There are times when WhatsApp users are involved in a one-time conversation after which the contact number doesn't seem necessary to be saved, however, they still need to save the number. (more...)
School Shooting Game Angers Steam Users, Developer 'Likely' Changing It School Shooting Game Angers Steam Users, Developer 'Likely' Changing It
- May 28, 2018

A disclaimer on the game's Steam page reads: "Please do not take any of this seriously". "After receiving such high amount of critics and hate, I will more likely remove shooters role in this game by the release, unless if it can be kept as it is right now". (more...)
FortniteAndroid.App is a Fake For Players Who Want Fortnite Android FortniteAndroid.App is a Fake For Players Who Want Fortnite Android
- May 28, 2018

He also advises you farm trees as you travel, but without wasting too much time farming instead of pushing for kills. As mentioned by Epic Games before, there's a chance that many of these will not make it into the game. So for Epic Games, seeing growth happen on downloads and revenue is definitely good news. Considering Fortnite has only been out on iOS since March 2018, these are huge numbers and a pretty awesome feat for Epic Games. (more...)
Google, Facebook Sued For US$ 88. Billion Google, Facebook Sued For US$ 88. Billion
- May 28, 2018

The new rules strike at a core of businesses that offer free content online but that make money by collecting and sharing user data to sell targeted advertising. What is the EU's new privacy law? For now, here in the US, companies have no legal obligation to release any data to users who request it, despite what their privacy policies may say. (more...)
State of Decay 2 passes 1 million players after only two days State of Decay 2 passes 1 million players after only two days
- May 28, 2018

To date, players have clocked over six million hours of gameplay and viewers have watched 3.5M hours of Mixer, Twitch and YouTube streams. In terms of sheer play time, Microsoft is saying there have been 6 million hours of gameplay combined. (more...)
IPhones will reportedly get the power to unlock doors using NFC
- May 28, 2018

REMEMBER BEND-GATE? That time when iPhone 6 users found , not long after the phone's release, that having their new devices in their back pockets when sitting down could cause some curvature of the hardware? According to a new report from 9to5Mac, Apple is planning to expand the NFC capabilities of its iPhones beyond mobile payments in iOS 12 . (more...)
Amazon Echo records couple's private conversation, sends it to a work colleague Amazon Echo records couple's private conversation, sends it to a work colleague
- May 28, 2018

According to a report from Seattle CBS affiliate KIRO7, Danielle , who asked her last name be withheld, said they didn't believe it at first. "I felt invaded, like total privacy invasion". She added that the device did not tell her that it would be sending the recorded conversations. Although Amazon maintains this was a malfunction rather than proof Alexa is always listening, the company has filed patent applications in the past for functionalities that involve always listening, such as ... (more...)
Battlefield V officially unveiled Battlefield V officially unveiled
- May 27, 2018

Rumors have spread around a battle royale mode in the game, and while that may still be on the table, there will not be one present at release. It's an wonderful journey for us, we often come together and talk about how it's a good fit for Battlefield , all of our vehicles and the sandbox and everything. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 launched in South Korea Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 launched in South Korea
- May 27, 2018

Korean mobile operator SK Telecom announced that the previous version of the smartphone model Galaxy Wide 2 actively bought mainly by citizens whose age exceeded 40 years. Others believe it comes down to a phone's processor performance, or the amount of RAM , or how much storage ... The Galaxy Wide 3 has a bigger 3300mAh battery , and it sports a single 13MP cameras on the front and back. (more...)
Far Cry 5's first DLC takes place during the Vietnam war Far Cry 5's first DLC takes place during the Vietnam war
- May 27, 2018

Hours of Darkness will follow one of Hope County's own Wendell "Red" Redler, as he must survive the unsafe jungles of Vietnam and save his comrades, while making life hard for the Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army. Game mode include Action Movie mode where you're given a "generous loadout" and Survival Mode with less loadout options that offers a real challenge. (more...)