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State of Decay 2 reaches 1 million players in just TWO days

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 47 mins ago

After the recent release of State of Decay 2 on PC and Xbox One, the title has racked in over one million players in just the first two days of release.




The game is currently available to those who have the Xbox Games Pass, which means that this number doesn't necessarily account for the number of game sales. Microsoft and Undead Labs have also released more statistics from the time frame of May 18 to May 22nd, combining the hours of all the players, State of Decay 2 has been played for a collective of 6 million hours.


According to Undead Labs and Microsoft, 675 million zombies have been slain, 6 million firecrackers and fireworks have been thrown, 6 million bags of snacks have been eaten and on average players have survived for three in-game days.

RedG Studios releases 1st gameplay trailer for S.O.N

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 48 mins ago

RedG Studios has released the first gameplay trailer for their upcoming survival horror title S.O.N, the game is planned for a debut on the PS4 and will force players into a world where fear controls everything.



Players will be jumping into a "epic psychological survival horror game set in modern day. You play as Robert Alderson in search of his missing son Jay who went missing deep in the Pennsylvania forest, better known as South Of Nowhere."


S.O.N will be coming to the PlayStation 4 and is scheduled for release on December 11th. Those that are interested in the title will also have a demo made available to them on June 8.

Ripple enthusiast with $1 billion in XRP dies unexpectedly

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: 3 hours, 4 mins ago

Matthew Mellon was already wealthy before the super-powered rise of Bitcoin and all of the other cryptocurrencies, but did you know that he invested $2 million of his fortune into XRP? Mellon has just died unexpectedly, leaving all of his BTC, XRP, and other cryptocurrencies stranded with no way to access them without their respective wallet passwords.




Mellon spent $2 million buying XRP because he liked that the Ripple team was working within the banking system, where at the time he said: "Crypto is scary and dark. It's anti-America. I am pro-America, pro-business and pro-bank. That's why I went with Ripple".


At the peak of XRP, Mellon's bag of Ripple was worth $1 billion and his family cannot find the password to access the funds. Mellon, up until his death, was spending $7 million a month before he was found dead in his Mexico hotel room on April 16. Mellon made a name for himself in fashion, and then made his first billion with XRP, but struggled with drug addiction throughout his life.


Mellon leaves behind a wife and three children.

AMD Ryzen 3700/3800X: 12C/24T and 16C/32T in 2019 on AM4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 4 hours, 13 mins ago

AMD really raised the bar with multi-core processors with the successful launches of Ryzen and Threadripper, and while Intel sales are barely affected by it, it shouldn't stop AMD from continuing to push out new generations of these CPUs with many more cores.




The latest rumor is from WCCFTech so please take it with a grain of salt, that AMD will making the AM4 socket detect CPUs with greater than 8 cores, ushering in support for possibly 12- and 16-core CPUs. WCCFTech adds "according to private conversations we've had with incredibly knowledgeable people in the industry the actual core count figure might be closer to 12 cores" and not the 16C/32T that we're hearing with the latest rumors.


Ryzen 7 3700/X or Ryzen 7 3800/X with 12C/24T at over 4GHz would be quite the chip, quite the chip indeed. Having that type of power at the top of the Ryzen 7 mainstream lineup opens the flood gates to Threadripper ramping up to 20C/40T, 24C/48T, and even 32C/64T which will meet EPYC. EPYC can be opened up further with next-gen nodes and Zen architectures, where we will see beyond 32C/64T which will be very impressive, time will tell though.


AMD is expected to unveil the Ryzen 3000 series in 2019 with the new Zen 2 processor on 7nm with AMD saying the design on Zen 2 is complete, and that there are improvements on the original Zen architecture in "multiple dimensions". Nice touch, AMD. Expect the rumors to solidify later this year, before we begin getting full confirmation after CES 2019.

Battlefield V concept art looks absolutely amazing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 2 mins ago

Battlefield 1942 was one of my favorite games at the time, completely changing LAN games for me and millions of PC gamers at the time, seemingly forever.




With the tease of Battlefield V last week, the DICE team shared some of their close thoughts on the Battlefield V franchise, as well as some truly amazing concept art from the game. Lars Gustavsson, the Creative Director of DICE, posted on the Battlefield website with a new article 'Battlefield V - WW2 As You Have Never Seen It Before'.




Gustavsson himself talks about BF1942, where he says: "World War 2. Some say that it was mankind's greatest conflict. For me and the original team -- who back in 1999 shared a dream to expand the shooter genre by adding tanks, planes, and naval units into one large battlefield -- WW2 was always our first choice. The result was Battlefield 1942, and it kicked off a journey I've been a part of ever since".

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Battlefield 5 confirmed with premium and 'grind currency'

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 19 mins ago

We all know Battlefield V will feature real-world money microtransactions, a premium currency that will be used exclusively to buy cosmetic items in-game.




EA has confirmed that Battlefield V will feature a "grind currency" that can only be earned through playing the game. This is a nice touch to the game, as it means players that don't have heaps of money to pump into the game can still benefit, but so too can those who want the premium currency.


There are gamers who see the benefits of this, and those who aren't particularly happy about the idea. For me, I'm kind of on the fence. I get what EA is trying to do, especially after all their issues surrounding microtransactions, but at the same time it's not the best way of doing things.

ONRUSH gameplay trailer reveals new game modes

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 21 hours ago

A new gameplay trailer has been released for ONRUSH and it reveals the titles game modes which are Countdown, Lockdown, Switch and Overdrive.



From the video we get a solid description of each of the gamemodes, starting with Countdown players will be required to race through time gates that add on seconds to the clock that is ticking down. Lockdown is a race that players will have to battle each other for control over a zone, basically this game mode is King of the Hill.


Switch will require players to survive as long as the possibly can, while at the same time hunting down opponents. Overdrive mode is just want you think it is, players will have the goal of just boosting to win.

YouTube star John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain has died age 33

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 22 hours ago

If you have been apart of YouTube since the early days you have most likely heard the name "TotalBiscuit" thrown around once or twice, unfortunately the immensely popular YouTuber has died age 33.



John Bain or better known as TotalBiscuit, had an open relationship with his fans about his current health condition. Bain publicly announced to his audience that he was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer back in October 2015 and since then has kept them constantly updated with his on-going progress and struggle. Bain attracted more than 2.2 million subscribers throughout his journey and has now left his channel to his wife Genna.


Here is a couple of quotes from Bain address his channel for after he passes "When I leave this world I want to leave something my family can use to help them earn." He also mentioned 'The Co-optional Podcast' and said that "I fully expect The Co-optional Podcast to go on and I love the thought that once I'm gone, the channels will go on in my absence, hosted by the person who knows me best and has been with me for the better part of my adult life."

God of War reaches a massive 5 million units sold

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 23 hours ago

God of War is Sony's fastest selling PS4 exclusive and has been deemed the best selling game of April 2018, now the title has reached a massive 5 million copies sold in just the first month of release.




Sony's CEO, John (Tsuyoshi) Kodera announced that God of Wars sales margin exceeded that of 5 million copies sold just within the first month of release, this news was announced during Sony's Investor Relations day 2018.


God of War has also taken first place in the fastest selling PlayStation 4 exclusive for the company, selling 3.1 million copies just within the first three days of release. During April, PlayStation 4's were selling like hotcakes as Sony's console was the best-selling console for the month. God of War was a massive contributer to this, as the title was also the best-selling game for April.

The Wolf Among Us Season Two hit with 2019 delay

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 days ago

Telltale Games has announced that The Wolf Among Us sequel will unfortunately be delayed until 2019, even though the title was expected to be launched later this year.



Telltale Games has posted on their website that this delay is due to "fundamental changes" that have occurred at Telltale after the announcement of the sequel back in last years summer.


The developer has said that this extra time they are giving themselves to work on the title is so they can provide players with an experience that features Telltales "best work." Here is what they had to say "Ultimately our goal is to deliver an experience deserving of the passion you've consistently shown for The Wolf Among Us, and these extra months will give us the time we need to do our best work. We're extremely enthusiastic about how the game is progressing so far, and we can't wait to dig even deeper."