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Far Cry New Dawn Benchmarked: 1080p, 1440p, 4K All Tested

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We test Far Cry New Dawn on everything from the GeForce GTX 1060 to RTX 2080 Ti and Radeon RX 570 to Radeon VII.

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FromSoftware tease Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice new boss

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 40 mins ago

A new trailer for FromSoftware's Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice has been released, it teases one of the games many bosses and gives players a sneak peak at what these types of encounters will look like.



The above video has been released onto the official PlayStation YouTube Channel and gives us a very quick look at 'Lady Butterfly'. Before I jump into the breakdown of Lady Butterfly I would advise you to not watch the above video if you desire to keep all the bosses in Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as a surprise.


Lady Butterfly has quite a unique habitat and it seems that when players encounter her they will be fighting in a burning building. We see glimpses of Lady Butterfly jumping from tight rope to tight rope, I would assume players will also be able to do this to utilize spacing techniques from the boss as she seems very fast. There is also the touch of the violin being played in the background, which I think perfectly contrasts to what the player is about to face off against.

Dad makes custom Zelda/Link life-lesson present for daughter

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 40 mins ago

While most fathers would go out and buy their daughters a new phone, or some clothes they sought after for a graduation present. Other fathers make custom gaming related presents mixed with life-lessons.




The above image comes from Reddit user Tg8402, who custom made the Zelda themed present for his daughter to celebrate her graduation. Tg8402 even gave a little bit of backstory on the project after it picked up major traction in the /r/Zelda subreddit. "I introduced her to Zelda when she was 6 and she fell in love. Spent hours upon hours on Breath of the Wild which was the first game we got to experience together. I always told her that she was just like Link and just because you can't do something now doesn't mean you never can, you just weren't ready yet."


The meaning behind the gift continued; "But as time goes by you'll collect more hearts and more items along the way to help you face your obstacles. And one day you'll find your master sword and be ready to face your Ganon. I'm giving this to her for her graduation in a couple months. It's white gold and there's a little diamond in the middle. I hope she likes it." What an incredible gift combined with an even better life-lesson to bestow on the daughter that already loves Zelda and Link. The reddit user also details how he went about making the pendant, so if you are interested in replicating it for personal or gift use, check out this link here for a description on how it was done.

Google tease MAJOR gaming announcement for March 19th

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 40 mins ago

Google have just recently teased that they could be jumping into the gaming market as the massive company will be making an appearance at this years Game Developers Conference. What for though?




Google has just added a keynote to the schedule for this years Game Developers Conference, the company is rumored to be gearing up for the reveal of their new game streaming service which comes under the codename 'Yeti', or 'Project Stream'. Google's invitation to GDC was more than simple, yet extremely effective. The invitation had a light at the end of a hallway that simply read "gather around".


If Google are planning on announcing their new game streaming service, GDC would be the perfect place to do it considering all of the big game development studios are all present to bare-witness to it. If Google's presentation is incredible, they will no doubt get many game developers from the conference signing up to the service. While there is next-to-no official details about what Google are planning for GDC, all game developers and gamers alike will have their eyes on the company at 1PM Eastern, March 19th.

Overwatch's new Paris map is now live on all platforms

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

Blizzard has been going through a tremendously stressful time, well at least the 800 laid off staff have, but Overwatch is still being treated well with the new Paris map moving out of the PTR and into the live game.




The new Overwatch map is now live on all platforms: PC, Xbox One, and PS4 and arrives with a new update that sees Blizzard fixing a bunch of bugs and other issues. If you haven't looked into Paris yet, the new map is another Assault map (the fifth one now) and is set in the city of Paris, France. This means you're confronted with narrow streets for tighter battles, corridors to get stuck in, and storefronts that will see a bunch of ultimates, and ultimately mad players, battling it out for that ever-so-precious SR.


Blizzard has a huge list of bugs that it fixed with Overwatch's various heroes, something that you can check out here. Now that Blizzard has got the new Paris map into the wild, is it time for a new hero? Yeah, I really think it is. We need some new healers, so it would be good to see another healer join the ranks in Overwatch... eh, Blizzard?

Huawei to unveil its next-gen P30 smartphone on March 26

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 4 hours, 11 mins ago

Huawei is preparing for its next-gen P30 smartphone launch, tweeting out the official launch date of March 26 and by the tweet it seems that the company will be taking to France for the unveil.



The company showed off images of Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, and Notre-Dame de Paris and also teased "rules were made to be rewritten", which seems like bad timing considering the turmoil Huawei is having with the US and President Trump. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei has called Trump a "great president" in between all of this hoopla, but I don't think it'll water down the P30 announcement next month.


Now, what we do know is that Huawei will be showing off some crazy camera advancements th at the P30 should have since the tweet included a video of some hotspots in France that it zoomed into. This leads us to believe that the Huawei P30 should have some ridiculous zooming abilities, an area that the company has been pounding with its phones for a while now: camera advancements.

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Apex Legends second patch arrives, fixes stability, crashes

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 13 mins ago

Respawn has just pushed out the second update for mega smash hit battle royale game Apex Legends, with the new update concentrating on overall stability and various crashes on consoles.




All versions of the game including PC and consoles have had their slow-walking issues fixed, which was an issue with people reviving team mates and then seeing them move slowly afterwards now fixed. Mirage's abilities would sometimes crash the entire of Apex Legends, another issue that the developers at Respawn have now fixed inside of the update.


PlayStation 4 players have received a bunch of love, with GPU issues being fixed so it doesn't crash after pressing one of the buttons on the controller in the loading screen while the Xbox One version has been patched up for Gibraltar's Epic skins crashing matches when they were equipped. Small but super annoying bugs, now fixed for Apex Legends.

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Samsung's foldable phone reportedly called Galaxy Fold

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 5 hours, 40 mins ago

Samsung is hosting is massive Unpacked 2019 event tomorrow, where we will be formally introduced to the new family of Galaxy S10 smartphones as well as as few surprises.



One of which should be Samusng's first foldable smartphone which according to Evan 'evleaks' Blass will be called the Galaxy Fold. Blass took to Twitter with a simple tweet that read "Samsung Galaxy Fold" which is enough on its own. Samsung has been teasing it in various advertising spots on the internet, on TV and even at the movies (I saw it teased yesterday at the cinema when I saw Cold Pursuit).


I prefer the name Galaxy Fold over Galaxy F, as it lines up with the Galaxy Note (which is a Note-style phone) like the Galaxy Fold is a foldable phone. Whatever happens, we'll know for sure tomorrow. I'll be picking one up no matter what because I'm a technology and smartphone addict, and I can't wait.

Logitech reintroduces the MX518 gaming mouse for $60

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Peripherals | Posted: 6 hours, 15 mins ago

I can't believe it has been 14 years since Logitech introduced one of the most legendary gaming mice: the MX518. The only one that comes close to it would have to be Microsoft's own IntelliMouse Explorer 3.0 which I also loved, but the Logitech MX518 drove my professional Call of Duty: United Offensive days on the GameArena ladders here in Australia.



Well, Logitech has just revealed it is bringing back the MX518 gaming mouse with the same overall shape as the original mouse, but with various tweaks made to the hardware, materials used, and the buttons on the mouse. The refreshed Logitech MX518 features a 1ms response time, a HERO 16K sensor, and 8 programmable buttons that can be set to other keys, or specifically-chosen commands.


Logitech is providing more customization through its in-house Logitech Gaming Software, as well as on-the-fly adjustment buttons that are found above, and below the scroll wheel. The company is packing in some on-board memory that lets you save custom profiles onto the mouse so that you can transfer them between PCs which makes things easier.

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Intel Core i9-9900KFC spotted, winner winner CPU dinner

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 7 hours, 11 mins ago

Intel looks to be making a tasty new CPU with a purported Core i9-9900KFC model in the works... and that's not a typo, 'KFC' in the model of the processor actually makes sense and most likely won't come with a bucket of chicken.




Breaking down the KFC model we have 'K' meaning it's an unlocked CPU, 'F' is something new for Intel and means it doesn't feature integrated graphics, while 'C' designation was added to Broadwell CPUs that had improved integrated graphics. But the 'C' contradicts the 'F' as one means without integrated graphics and the other means it won't have integrated graphics, so what is going on here?


AnandTech points out that the 'C' processors featured a "small amount of eDRAM to act as a buffer between the L3 cache and the CPU. In our testing of those processors, it only really gave extra performance to integrated graphics workloads, which is where those Broadwell processors were focused". This means we could see a new high-end 8C/16T processor with additional eDRAM, which is going to confuse people I'm sure. The 9900KFC would feature additional hardware on it to boost graphics performance, but doesn't feature integrated graphics. Alrighty then.

Qualcomm unveils second-gen 5G modem with Snapdragon X55

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Connectivity & Communications | Posted: 8 hours, 7 mins ago

Qualcomm has just unveiled its second-gen 5G modem with teh announcement of the Snapdragon X55, a beast of a chip that handles both 5G and 4G connectivity with support for both mmWave and sub-6GHz spectrums, like its X50 predecessor.




The new Snapdragon X55 ramps up theoretical peak speeds to 7Gbps (up from 5Gbps) download and up to 3Gbps upload. You won't hit those speeds walking around down, as you'll need to use the right phone, be in the right spot, and have perfect network conditions to be pulling down 7Gbps and uploading at a huge 3Gbps. Qualcomm has introduced 5G FDD support in the new Snapdragon X55, which is an important building block for Europe and other countries where it will free up low-frequency spectrum (600MHz to 900MHz) for that all-important 5G.




Qualcomm hosted its annual Snapdragon Tech Summit in Maui, Hawaii last year where it talked about using the Snapdragon X50 inside of the 5G-powered smartphones of 2019, but the new Snapdragon X55 will be what powers the 5G phones of tomorrow... as in 2020, and beyond. Qualcomm says it won't have Snapdragon X55 available until "late 2019", the company just announced it ahead of time to blow our minds open even more.

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