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E3 2018: BioWare Discusses Future Of Mass Effect
- June 10, 2018

Combat missions out in the field will be offered to players after suiting up and making decisions in Tarsis, but it's now unclear how many Mass Effect-like branching opportunities will actually unfold in this Tarsis experience. That's a big difference from its key rivals, Destiny and The Division, which have both had a PvP mode in all their releases so far (though there's a lot we don't yet know about The Division 2). (more...)
EA Teases Sea of Solitude with Beautiful Trailer During EA Play EA Teases Sea of Solitude with Beautiful Trailer During EA Play
- June 10, 2018

The trailer shows off the attractive graphics of the upcoming third-person exploration game with a gorgeous soundtrack matching the tone of the game note for note. Has to find out why this happened to her, and find a way to turn back into a human. Geppert said that she started writing the game at one of the darkest and loneliest times in her life. (more...)
Unravel 2 leak hints at co-op ahead of EA's E3 show Unravel 2 leak hints at co-op ahead of EA's E3 show
- June 10, 2018

Yarny is joined by a second character made of blue yarn. Unravel 2 is coming to PC and console and it looks like it might feature co-op this time around. Back in 2016, Coldwood Interactive charmed many with the extreme cuteness of Unravel'sprotagonist Yarny. The first game, while absolutely awesome, was incredibly emotional as you played through the memories of a family. (more...)
Respawn’s Star Wars game is Jedi: Fallen Order Respawn’s Star Wars game is Jedi: Fallen Order
- June 10, 2018

EA's acquisition of Respawn was said to be in pursuit of a new Titanfall game, but there haven't been any announcements or leaks about that one yet. As many fans predicted, Respawn's mysterious Star Wars game did make a minor appearance at the Electronic Arts press conference. Their obsession with making games that feel incredible has helped make Titanfall one of the most successful new game launches of this generation. (more...)
EA Announces Origin Access Premier EA Announces Origin Access Premier
- June 09, 2018

Origin Access Premiere bringing new games to subscribers completes that offering in a compelling and disruptive way. Now, rather than back-catalog games, there'll be the option to play all of the newest titles. In addition, Origin Access Premier subscribers will still get the 10-percent discount on any Origin purchase they make. Additionally, joining Origin Access Premier will give players a whole new way to play with life through unlimited access to The Sims 4 , including content from ... (more...)
EA Play at E3 2018 EA Play at E3 2018
- June 09, 2018

EA revealed at that time that players will not be able to gain extra advantage by paying for premium features on an official post on the "Battlefield V" website from Senior Development Director Ryan McArthur. What are you looking forward to from Electronic Arts? Fans will have to tune in to the press conference to find out what these areas could be. That didn't stop EA from making it a major part of its EA Play showcase, including the confirmation of a battle royale mode. (more...)
End of an era: Yahoo Messenger is being shut down next month End of an era: Yahoo Messenger is being shut down next month
- June 09, 2018

Anyone who still uses the messaging app , which rose to popularity in the early aughts, has until July 17 before it'll shut down for good, Yahoo says. However, Yahoo Messenger failed to make a mark in the user consciousness as platforms such as WhatsApp , iMessage, and Facebook Messenger continued to forge ahead in the mobile era, leaving behind desktop-first software such as the Yahoo app and Google Hangouts. (more...)
VPNFilter malware hits more routers, NAS devices than first thought VPNFilter malware hits more routers, NAS devices than first thought
- June 09, 2018

In total Talos has identified 57 new router models that were targeted by VPNFilter, among them additional models from vendors known to be affected. Researchers also give more information about previously discovered packet sniffer module. (more...)
Gmail for Android update adds customisable swipe actions Gmail for Android update adds customisable swipe actions
- June 09, 2018

Swiping on an email within the Android app has archived that message no matter what, which may have been the best possible option for some users. However, the folks at Android Police have been given the power, and when they go into Settings General Settings, they can tap on the "Swipe actions" option to open up a new customizable interface. (more...)
Porsche 911 Speedster Concept Makes Surprise Debut At Company’s 70th Anniversary Porsche 911 Speedster Concept Makes Surprise Debut At Company’s 70th Anniversary
- June 09, 2018

The concept features details that celebrate Porsche's early racing days, such as the 1950s-style central fuel tank cap positioned in the middle of bonnet and the classic Talbot shape of the mirrors, and it's part of the 70th anniversary of the firm's sports cars . (more...)
The 2019 BMW X5 Gets Off-Roading Tech The 2019 BMW X5 Gets Off-Roading Tech
- June 09, 2018

The new X5 will be built at BMW's USA plant in Spartanburg, where the model has been produced since its introduction almost 20 years ago. The Off-Road package includes two-axle air suspension, undercarriage guard at the front and rear, off-road driving modes and corresponding settings for the xDrive, DSC, transmission, and accelerator. (more...)
Fortnite v4.3 Now Adds Bouncer Traps and Chrome Commandos Fortnite v4.3 Now Adds Bouncer Traps and Chrome Commandos
- June 09, 2018

Fortnite Patch: What does it Change? For a while we felt that Shotguns promoted healthy close quarter gameplay, however with the recent equip time changes, Shotguns are being used more often than we like. One of their main breadwinners is a $10 per 10-week subscription called Battle Pass that lets players unlock anything from in-game dance moves to goofy yet coveted character costumes (like the popular John Wick skin that lets players look like Keanu Reeves in their digital existence). (more...)
Twin Mirror Announced For 2019, New Mystery Game From Vampyr Studio Dontnod Twin Mirror Announced For 2019, New Mystery Game From Vampyr Studio Dontnod
- June 08, 2018

Playing as regular guy, Sam, you'll need to get the bottom of unusual happenings in his hometown of Basswood, in what sounds a little bit Twin Peaks-esque. It sounds like the gameplay will be much closer to Life Is Strange than Vampyr , although all three games share a similar branching narrative. But the blurb continues: 'As Sam wakes up one morning in his motel room with a bloody shirt and no memories of his whereabouts the previous night, he embarks on a thrilling investigation to find ... (more...)
Fortnite Posters: Carbide and Omega Posters Locations Fortnite Posters: Carbide and Omega Posters Locations
- June 08, 2018

For a rundown on everything this season, check out our Season 4 challenge guide . And for those who think they can complete all seven, this will unlock secret task that will provide another free Battle Tier. The key to completing the Fortnite poster locations challenge is to already know where the Carbide and Omega posters are, making quick work of one of the tougher Week 6 challenges. (more...)
International House Of Pancakes Is Going From IHOP To IHOb International House Of Pancakes Is Going From IHOP To IHOb
- June 08, 2018

Now, we're flippin' our name to IHOb. "Find out what it could b on 6.11.18." the tweet read. As for what the "b" will stand for or whether the change will be permanent, the company said the mystery will be fully revealed on Monday morning. (more...)
Crackdown 3 Officially Delayed Until 2019 Crackdown 3 Officially Delayed Until 2019
- June 08, 2018

That was followed by another delay later that year, to spring 2018. "Our fans" response to the signature antics and explosive gameplay of Crackdown 3 has been incredible. Will we see the game in February? But it's going to take a lot for the publisher to keep up with Nintendo's and Sony's superb lineups for the rest of the year. (more...)
Amazon Just Knocked 50% Off an Xbox Game Pass Subscription Amazon Just Knocked 50% Off an Xbox Game Pass Subscription
- June 08, 2018

You can also filter, sort and manage your Price Alerts from the Xbox Sales page. Next week is a big week for gamers, as it's finally E3 2018. Xbox One X for $449: The most noteworthy item in Microsoft's sale is the Xbox One X. Obviously, this sale also involves discounts on games. All controllers are $10 off. First-party games are discounted by as much as 75 percent. Full games will start as low as $19.99, plus people can save 50% or more on dozens of season passes, expansions, and ... (more...)
Google faces European Union antitrust fine over Android case in July Google faces European Union antitrust fine over Android case in July
- June 08, 2018

Google isn't commenting on the case and has denied any wrongdoing, pointing to a 2016 blog post in which it argues its Android operating system has created more competition than it's stifled. Google has until next month to comply with European Union demands to alter its shopping search results or risk adding to its record-breaking $2.72B anti-trust fine. (more...)
Upcoming Audio Adapter HD accessory to add headphone jack to Essential Phone
- June 08, 2018

Similar to the 360-camera, this headphone jack adapter will snap onto the back of the Essential Phone using its two-pin connection system. Today, Essential is announcing new audio improvements for the PH-1, including a new module that adds a headphone jack. (more...)
‘World’s first psychopath AI’ bot trained by viewing Reddit ‘World’s first psychopath AI’ bot trained by viewing Reddit
- June 08, 2018

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ( MIT ) have developed what is likely a world first - a "psychopathic" artificial intelligence (AI). Because of technical and ethical concerns, the team at MIT used captions and not actual images of people dying. Where the standard AI sees "a close up of a wedding cake on a table", Norman, our malicious AI robokiller sees "a man killed by speeding driver". (more...)
Just Cause 4 accidentally leaks online ahead of E3 launch Just Cause 4 accidentally leaks online ahead of E3 launch
- June 08, 2018

The image featured our lovable protagonist Rico Rodriguez in a stormy, jungle-like setting. E3 is nearly here and we got yet another leak with the reveal of Just Cause 4 from a pre-purchase ad on Steam showing the latest installment of the open-world action adventure series. (more...)
PS4 Exclusive Days Gone’s Release Date Announced with New Trailer PS4 Exclusive Days Gone’s Release Date Announced with New Trailer
- June 08, 2018

With two announcements down, we now have three more to go. Days Gone is a third-person game with a focus on survival. The action-adventure/survival horror game puts you in the shoes of Deacon St. They're Freaker (zombie) worshipping humans that dress like Freakers and kill anyone that isn't a Ripper. Earlier this year, it was delayed into 2019. (more...)
Apple Unveils New Watch Bands and iPhone Silicone Cases in Summer Colors Apple Unveils New Watch Bands and iPhone Silicone Cases in Summer Colors
- June 08, 2018

Apple is alleged to have known about the defect since the release of the original Apple Watch in April 2015, when consumers began to complain about the issue on Apple's forums and in Apple's stores. "Nonetheless, Apple has actively concealed and failed to disclose the Defect to Plaintiff and Class members prior to, at, or after the time of purchase". (more...)
Google Pixel 3 XL images reportedly leak out, show off a notch Google Pixel 3 XL images reportedly leak out, show off a notch
- June 08, 2018

Some hate it, other don't mind it. In a nutshell, the rear of the device isn's very different from that of the Pixel 2 XL save for the position of the LED flash and laser focus module. There also appears to be 128GB of storage onboard, but just 4GB of RAM - which is 2GB less than the Galaxy S9+ or the base model of the OnePlus 6 . (more...)
Facebook defends data-sharing partnerships with around 60 device makers Facebook defends data-sharing partnerships with around 60 device makers
- June 08, 2018

The agreements also gave device makers access to Facebook users' friends' data, without their approval, despite the company's insistence that it would not share the information, the report said. The manufacturers who partnered with Facebook have access to members' "relationship status, religion, political leaning, upcoming events and other data". (more...)
Hitman 2 isn't episodic, has co-op, and is out this year Hitman 2 isn't episodic, has co-op, and is out this year
- June 08, 2018

Instead of waiting for the show to start - and the inevitable deluge of announcements that comes with it - the Hitman developer beat the crowd by releasing the announcement trailer for Hitman 2 earlier today. Hitman 2's price is Rs. 1,349 for the standard edition, Rs. 1,749 for the Silver Edition, and Rs. 2,099 for the Gold Edition. Pre-order customers will also be able to play the full game four days before everyone else. (more...)
IPhone and iPad users, Apple's got good news for you IPhone and iPad users, Apple's got good news for you
- June 08, 2018

Apple unveiled its next desktop operating system this week, macOS Mojave , and as usual it includes a gorgeous new default desktop wallpaper image. A new AR development kit introduces a multiplayer mode for AR games, improved face tracking, and 3-D object detection. (more...)
Valve to allow 'controversial' content on its Steam Store Valve to allow 'controversial' content on its Steam Store
- June 08, 2018

Restricting content on the internet is wrong, and reprehensible, and from a superficial standpoint, Valve's move is appreciable in an anti-censorship kind of a way. "Unless you don't have any opinions, that's guaranteed to happen". According to Johnson it results in a situation where Valve has to decide if Steam should not only contain games with adult or violent content but if Steam should have games "within an entire range of controversial topics - politics, sexuality, racism, gender, ... (more...)
Galaxy Note 9 renders show the Galaxy Note 8 Galaxy Note 9 renders show the Galaxy Note 8
- June 08, 2018

At the bottom of the render, you can see that that the 3.5mm Audio Socket is still present (hurray!) and an S-Pen to the bottom right corner of the device. However, some rumors are claiming that the upcoming flagship could have a 6.4-inch display for increased screen real estate. Further, rumours point to the Note 9 featuring a Snapdragon 845 or Exynos 9810 chipset, 6GB of RAM and up to 256GB of storage. (more...)
Facebook Bug Switched Millions of Privacy Settings to ‘Public’ Facebook Bug Switched Millions of Privacy Settings to ‘Public’
- June 08, 2018

Teens are leaving Facebook a lot lately, so in an attempt to hold them back, it's looking towards Musical.ly for inspiration ... The bug, which affected those users from May 18 to May 22, occurred while Facebook was testing a new feature. (more...)