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Apple's TV service charges $9.99ea for HBO, Showtime, Starz

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 8 mins ago

A new report has come out from the Wall Street Journal that shines a light on the coming new streaming service from Apple. The potential Apple TV replacement is set to feature HBO, Showtime and Starz shows.

 

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According to The Wall Street journal, Apple is about to unveil a brand new TV streaming service with a new app. It is unclear whether or not this new app will replace Apple TV, or will be standalone. The contents of the app would be similar to that of Amazon Prime Video Channels, except it would have channels such as HBO, Showtime and Starz. It is said that each of these channels would cost a $9.99 fee.

 

The report also says that Apple is aiming to have all of their content featured in a uniform app. They ultimately believe that having a single app that allows for each individual user tick and untick what content they would like to see (News, new TV shows, popular apps etc) will ensure the most convenient user experience. Apple is set to unveil the new video streaming service and Apple News subscription this Monday.

Unlock Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice PC framerate with this mod

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 8 mins ago

So you have just picked up Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice on the PC and you understandably dislike the 60FPS framelock, here is how to solve that problem.

 

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Thanks to PC modder 'Jackfuste' a new mod has already been created to remove the 60FPS framerate limiter that is currently installed in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. It should be noted that if users do choose to implement this mod that it could possibly cause abnormalities in-game, such as glitches, bugs and other potential issues.

 

Another thing to take into account before downloading and installing this mod is that different PC components and configurations could influence how successful this mod is and how much frames are generated in-game. Now that the disclaimers are over, here is the link to the download. Users can unpack Sekiro.exe using Steamless, then run the patcher and update the Sekiro.exe with the new patch.

Detroit: Become Human PC specs reveal Vulkan API, no DirectX

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 8 mins ago

Just a couple of days ago it was announced that a selection of Quantic Dream titles will be coming to PC, now Detroit: Become Human has had its official PC requirements detailed.

 

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Early last week, Quantic Dream announced that they would be bringing some of the original PS4 exclusives to PC through the Epic Games Store. The announcement comes from Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumiere, in a brand new deal with Epic Games which brings not only Detroit: Become Human but also other Quantic Dream titles Heavy Rain and Beyond: Two Souls.

 

Quantic Dream has updated the Detroit: Become Human listing on the Epic Games Store, it now showcases what requirements will be needed to run the former PS4 exclusive title. I have provided a screenshot of both the minimum and recommended requirements, or a link to official listing for the game can be found here. Detroit: Become Human will use the Vulkan API instead of Microsoft's DirectX 12. At the moment there is no known release date for the PC version of Detroit: Become Human.

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PUBG addiction in India sees 6-hour daily limit imposed

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 43 mins ago

If you thought your gaming addiction is bad, but when the game developer itself is having to impose time limits to try and stem gaming addiction? Yeah, that's when you know things are serious.

 

 

PUBG Mobile is super popular in India, so much so that gamers have been dying from playing the game too much, with other cases seeing a PUBG gamer stealing money from his family for DLC purchases. Some Indian cities went as far as banning the game over parents' concerns over their children having an addiction to the game. PUBG Mobile addiction and hysteria got so bad authorities arrested some teenagers because they were "playing the game in public".

 

The official Twitter account for PUBG Mobile in India tweeted that they were aware of the "Healthy Gaming System" was sending some gamers a warning that they had played the game too much (over 6 hours) and that they were banned from the game for a certain amount of time. Some gamers have said that they received warnings after 1.5 hours of playing PUBG Mobile, too.

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DICE unveils Battlefield V roadmap, lots of goodies in 2019

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 17 mins ago

EA is ramping up the hype for Battlefield V as the new battle royale mode Firestorm launches today, with a new 2019 roadmap that covers the next two chapters for the game in Tides of War, while teasing a third chapter.

 

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We know that Chapter 3, Trial By Fire launches with the update on March 25 and will pack the new battle royale mode Firestorm, new Combined Arms missions, a new Mediterranean map based on the German airborne invasion of Crete, and a Hardcore mode. But that's just for now, and there are another 3 months between the Trial By Fire and Defying the Odds update in June.

 

DICE's new Defying the Odds update for Battlefield V will throw up a new multiple mode, and a new map that the developer teases has an "urban design [that] has been sought after by the community and should feel both familiar and fresh at the same time". There will also be a new map called Marita, which will be based on the 1940 invasion of Greece.

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Unreal Engine's new real-time destruction tech looks INSANE

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 48 mins ago

If there's something I've longed for in games with an aching heart it has to be leaps and bounds made in the areas of environmental destruction, something that was better realized with Red Faction, infused into hardware with PhysX (that NVIDIA ultimately acquired) and then done oh-so-well in Battlefield: Bad Company 2.

 

 

Since then, destruction has mostly taken a backseat with only a few good cases of it... until now. Epic Games teased during its GDC 2019 keynote its new Chaos technology which is a new system for Unreal Engine that will provide real-time "high-performance" destruction into the graphics cengine. Chaos will be made available for Unreal Engine v4.23 and above.

 

Epic explains that Unreal Engine developers Chaos can "achieve cinematic-quality visuals in real-time in scenes with massive-scale levels of destruction". In the video above, Epic shows off Chaos using its in-house Robo Recall, a VR shooter. The destruction realism is off the charts, and something I truly want in new games. Man, it looks great.

Samsung's new HBM2E enables up to 64GB VRAM at 1.64TB/sec

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 4 hours, 38 mins ago

Samsung had some interesting things to show at NVIDIA's GTC 2019 this year, with the latest version of High Bandwidth Memory in something called Flashpoint, which offers a 33% increase in memory performance over HBM2.

 

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We're looking at 3.2Gbps of bandwidth per pin, with double the density to 16Gb per die in stacks of 8. This means we're looking at a single package that can pack 16GB of HBM2E with up to 410GB/sec of memory bandwidth, but in a 4 stacks of HBM2E we're looking at an insane 64GB at 1.64TB/sec of memory bandwidth. The current 4x 4-Hi stacks of HBM2 on the AMD Radeon VII has 16GB with 1TB/sec of memory bandwidth, so this is quite the increase in bandwidth.

 

Jinman Han, Senior Vice President of Memory Product Planning and Application Engineering Team at Samsung Electronics explains: "Flashbolt's industry-leading performance will enable enhanced solutions for next-generation datacenters, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and graphics applications. We will continue to expand our premium DRAM offering, and improve our 'high-performance, high capacity, and low power' memory segment to meet market demand".

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The Division 2 will have FOV slider in future patch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 26 mins ago

If you've been playing The Division 2 on the PC, you would've noticed that it's annoying to not have an adjustable FOV slider and even though the game feels and shoots incredibly well without it, it's coming in a future patch.

 

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Ubisoft has posted on the official The Division subreddit in a new 'State of the Game' post that the team is working on multiple fixes to the game, as well as some tweaks to the game that will roll out in a future patch. The team was low on details but promised a lot of things are coming with a small list of things arriving in the next server and client updates to The Division 2.

 

The team said that there are other features planned for The Division 2 but they "don't have a date" for the update on these changes. But this is what we can expect in an update for The Division 2 in the near future:

 

  • Autorun on console will be added
  • The color of clan members Names will be changed (it will not be yellow anymore)
  • Strobe lighting will be addressed
  • Field of View slider will be added
  • The scaling of the Skill Mods and how you can equip them in the World Tiers are being looked into

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ASUS ROG Crosshair VIII Formula teased, first with PCIe 4.0

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 6 hours, 54 mins ago

AMD will be launching its next-gen Ryzen 3000 series CPUs just before or during Computex, with the new X570 motherboards designed to support the new 7nm processors on the new Zen 2 architecture.

 

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ASUS will be launching a new range of X570 motherboards with VideoCardz reporting that we are to expect a flagship ROG Crosshair VIII Formula motherboard. There are 12 motherboards in the X570 range so far, with AMD making the new chipset in-house versus using something made by ASMedia. Not only that, but the X570 will be the first chipset out to market with PCIe 4.0 connectivity.

 

We will know more about AMD's upcoming Zen 2 processors in the coming months, especially as we inch closer and closer to the launch of the X570 chipset and the exciting new PCIe 4.0 connectivity.

 

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Cyberpunk 2077's quests have deep, varied outcomes

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 40 mins ago

CD Projekt RED is going all out with Cyberpunk 2077, and it'll be full of meaningful, deep side quests to tackle.

 

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One of the best things about The Witcher 3 was the huge variety of side quests it offered. These weren't just distractions to keep you playing; they were mini story arcs that had interesting outcomes and colored the world. But with Cyberpunk 2077, CD Projekt RED will overshadow The Witcher 3 in every way--especially when it comes to branching paths. Night City is a living, breathing world full of dynamic, radiant AI and reactive environments that make the game feel alive. These side quests will offer one such avenue for reactivity and give gamers lots of freedom and choice.

 

According to quest designer Philipp Weber, Cyberpunk 2077 will offer players lots of options on how to tackle decisions and solve quests. There's the direct guns-a-blazing method. There's the stealthy hack-your-way-inside method. Or you could use your silver cybernetic tongue to persuade your enemies to give you what you want. These methods and more are based on your skill level and your previous choices, and every side quest can have up to 5 different ways to progress.

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