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Resident Evil 2 Remake, zero plans for Nintendo Switch debut

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 22 mins ago

During Sony's E3 2018 presentation we saw that Resident Evil 2 was being remade, a gameplay trailer was displayed during the conference and it did not disappoint. What is disappointing though, Capcom currently has no plans on bringing the title to the Nintendo Switch.

 

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This information was confirmed by Capcom Brand Manager Mike Lunn during E3 2018. Lunn was asked if a Nintendo Switch iteration was planned, Lunn replied with "No, not at this time. We just wanted to focus on PS4, Xbox One, and PC at the moment."

 

This is not a permanent goal for Capcom, so Nintendo Switch users don't be upset quite just yet. Capcom has already brought Resident Evil 7 to the Nintendo Switch in the form of a cloud streaming service, we could see this very same form of cloud based streaming service for a Resident Evil 2 Remake later down the track.

PUBG's new Sanhok map, Fortnite-like 'Event Pass' launching

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 1 min ago

The new Battlegrounds map is launching this week, with Sanhok pitting players into a 4x4km area set in a Southeast Asian-inspired location.

 

 

PUBG has been testing out the map in its test servers for a while now, but the official launch of Sanhok takes place with an update arriving on June 22. It's not just a new map that arrives this week, but a new "Event Pass" that is similar to Fortnite and its Battle Pass.

 

The new Event Pass, as PUBG Corp. explains: "is designed for 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".

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Join the 'Vikings' war in our latest Blu-ray giveaway!

By: Ben Gourlay | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 1 hour, 22 mins ago

To celebrate the release of the first part of 'Vikings' latest season on home video, we have seven Blu-ray copies of the series to give away thanks to our friends at 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment.

 

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Season Five begins with Ivar the Boneless asserting his leadership over the Great Heathen Army, while Lagertha reigns as Queen of Kattegat. Ivar's murder of his brother Sigurd sets the stage for vicious battles to come as Ragnar's sons plot their next moves after avenging their father's death.

 

Bjorn follows his destiny into the Mediterranean Sea and Floki who is suffering from the loss of his wife Helga, takes to the seas submitting himself to the will of the Gods. This season is full of startling alliances and unbelievable betrayals as the Vikings fight to rule the world.

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Intel's new 8C/16T chip spotted, could be the Core i7-8900K

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 1 hour, 48 mins ago

Intel is working on a new CPU in its Coffee Lake-S architecture, with a new 8C/16T processor in the works that early samples pegs with 2.6GHz base clock and 16MB of L3 cache.

 

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There will reportedly be a refreshed and beefed-up Z390 chipset that will launch later this year to work with the what I'm going to call for now the Core i7-8900K, but the new 8C/16T CF-S chip will reportedly work in all current-gen 300-series motherboards.

 

When this CPU launches, it'll be the first mainstream 8C/16T processor from Intel outside of their HEDT offerings. It will compete directly against AMD's Ryzen CPUs with 8C/16T, especially the current Ryzen 7 2700X.

Bithumb hacked, over $30 million in cryptocurrency stolen

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: 2 hours, 42 mins ago

Another day... another massive cryptocurrency heist, this time with South Korean exchange Bithumb being hit for over $30 million.

 

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The new $30 million heist of Bithumb has been a bit deal, considering the exchange is the sixth-largest of crypto trading in the world, is worrying to say the last. Bithumb has announced it will pay victims of the breach back, with the SK exchange using its own reserves to pay users.

 

Bithumb posted to their Twitter, announcing: "All deposit and withdrawal service will be stopped to make sure the security. We will keep notice you of the restart of the service. We apologize for your inconvenience and thanks for your understanding".

Ex-Intel CPU architect joins GPU division under Raja Koduri

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 hours, 36 mins ago

Intel is acquiring the freaking Justice League of industry heroes for its new GPU division, lead by GPU architect and legend Raja Koduri.

 

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Ex-RTG Marketing boss in Chris Hook, Athlon and Ryzen architect Jim Keller (who is also ex-Tesla) and now ex-Intel and Larrabee CPU architecture architect Tom Forsyth has announced he's re-joining Team Blue to work with Raja on Intel's new GPU architecture.

 

Intel's refreshed GPU division has some serious talent and brainpower behind it now, with Forsyth's recent announcement taking place on Twitter where he said: "I start at Intel shortly as a chip architect in Raja Koduri's group. Not entirely sure what I'll be working on just yet". Gives me shivers, the excitement for Intel's mysterious GPU division is growing, and I love it.

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GeForce GTX 1180 delayed? Too many current-gen cards left

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 hours, 12 mins ago

It looks like NVIDIA might be delaying the launch of its next-gen GeForce GTX 1180, with sources saying a major Taiwanese OEM has returned 300,000 GPU units to NVIDIA... which could delay the new GTX 11 series cards.

 

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SeekingAlpha is reporting that a major OEM that is considered in the "Taiwan Top 3" has returned 300,000 GPUs to NVIDIA. The site reports: "Reports out of Taiwan now suggest that NVIDIA has a gaming GPU inventory problem. 'Semiaccurate' reported on the issue yesterday, and cited excess inventory in the channel as the primary reason for new gaming GPU delay. The glut is so severe that one top Asian OEM partner reportedly returned 300k GPUs to NVIDIA".

 

Why would there be so many GPUs floating around and then returned? Well, the cryptocurrency mining epidemic would've caused this, and while it was good for a few months business-wise, now it could be biting NVIDIA in the (green) ass.

 

There was a shortage of GeForce GTX 10 series cards earlier this year, with the crypto mining boom seeing manufacturing being pushed into overdrive, and now there might be too many cards available. With all of the rumors of a GeForce GTX 1180 launch on July 30 and custom cards launching in August/September, gamers would be skipping GTX 10 series cards in favor of waiting for GTX 11 series cards.

Fortnite makes $100 million on iOS in just 90 days

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 46 mins ago

In just 90 days on iOS it seems Epic Games can't be stopped with Fortnite absolutely dominating on Apple's iPhone and iPads, with Fortnite making $100 million in the three-month span.

 

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Knives Out is the PUBG-like Battle Royale giant on iOS, but Fortnite made 335% more money over the 90-day period which is quite simply insane. In just 30 days, Fortnite made $25 million joined by another $50 million in the 45 days after, with no signs of slowing down.

 

Fortnite might have made $100 million in 90 days but it only comes close to the $154 million that Clash Royale from Supercell made in its first 90 days on iOS. PUBG on mobile doesn't count yet because it has only been on iOS for 60 days now and hasn't reached $100 million, yet.

Psyonix introduces new cosmetic Rocket Pass system

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 20 hours, 22 mins ago

Psyonix is going to be following in the steps of Epic Games and Fortnite by introducing what seems to be quite similar to that of a Fortnite Battle Pass.

 

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If you are unfamiliar with how the Fortnite Battle Pass system works, it is a system that allows for players to purchase a two month long season pass that grants access to cosmetic content while also giving additional rewards to players that earn more XP. Rocket League is now doing the exact same thing, giving players the opportunity to "earn free Customization Items, Player Banners, in-game Titles, and Decryptors."

 

The Rocket Pass will come in the form of two options, The Free Rocket Pass and also The Premium Pass. Players can upgrade to the Premium Pass for ten keys which comes in at $9.99, the premium option includes "new Customization Items, new Car Bodies, Keys, Premium Player Banners and Premium Titles." If you are interested in reading the full breakdown of the Rocket Pass visit the official Rocket League website here.

Steam gives option to view user accounts 'total spendings'

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 21 hours, 22 mins ago

Valve has now given Steam users the option to view their total account spending, summing up all purchases made via external funds as well.

 

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After all this time of millions of gamers using Steam, Valve has finally given users the ability to see how much Steam sales have pillaged gamers bank accounts and wallets. The new Steam Support function allows for users to sign-in to the Steam website and view how many funds have been passed through their Steam Wallets.

 

If you are interested in viewing your total spendings for your Steam account you can find the Steam support page here.

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