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'Hades' will soon make its way to Steam after Epic Store exclusivity

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 38 mins ago

One of the very first games that was announced to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store has finally be given its Steam release date.



The game is called 'Hades' and is a dungeon crawler title developed by Supergiant Games. While this might not be the biggest and most recognized game on the market, since it was one of the first games to be exclusive to the Epic Games Store it certainly holds some historical value.


Since Hades' Epic Games Store exclusivity expiration seems to be coming to an end, Supergiant Games have released a Steam Early Access trailer on their YouTube Channel. The video is above, and if you are a dungeon crawler fan and don't have an Epic Games Store account, I'd definitely keep an eye on this title. If you want to keep a closer eye on it, here is the link to the games Steam store listing.

DRAGON BALL Z: Kakarot Gamescom 2019 'Cell Saga' gameplay demo reveal

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 32 mins ago

The first gameplay look at Bandai Namco's upcoming Dragon Ball Z title, Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot has been showcased and captured at Gamescom 2019.



Above we have the captured gameplay footage from Bandai Namco's Gamescom 2019 presentation showcasing some gameplay from the games 'Cell Saga'. We have 12 minutes of footage to enjoy and we can see Gohan going toe-to-toe with none other than Cell himself.


If you have been caught outside the loop, Bandai Namco will be soon releasing Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot which tells a story of the famous Goku and most of his epic battles. The game will allow players to experience challenging quests from the anime and TV show while also pitting players against some of Goku's most notorious villains. At the moment there isn't a release date scheduled for Dragon Ball Z: Kakarot, all we have to go on is that the title will be released sometime during 2020.

Portland Public Schools almost got BEC scammed a HUGE $2.9 million

By: Jak Connor | Hacking & Security | Posted: 2 hours, 35 mins ago

Scamming is becoming more and more prevalent in this day and age, and the new form of scamming that is hitting the internet in waves is 'business email compromise' or BEC for short.




What is a BEC scam? Well, its actually quite simple when you think about it. A BEC scam is when a criminal impersonates a third-party convinces someone at a business to wire them business funds. Usually the criminal will locate someone within the business that has access to the companies funds, once that person is located the criminal might compromise the email account holder or the companies supplier and request funds to be paid to them. Some cases of BEC scams have been based entirely on social engineering through spoofed email accounts.


In the case of Portland Public Schools, the scammer got two employee's at the schools to send him money as the scammer was posing as one of the institution's construction contractors. The employees unknowingly sent the scammer a staggering $2.9 million dollars, luckily Portland Schools moved extremely quickly and contacted the banks to freeze the transaction. The transaction was successfully frozen, and Portland Public School contacted the FBI for further investigation into the matter.

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Shoebox-sized probe snaps insightful images near-Earth asteroid Ryugu

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 26 mins ago

A small shoebox-sized space probe has given astronomers some valuable information regarding an asteroid called 'Ryugu' that is floating close to Earth.




The shoeboxed-sized probe is called The German-French Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) and it arrived in space aboard Japan's Hayabusa2 spaceship. The spaceship carried the probe to its touchdown location on the 900-meter wide asteroid 'Ryugu' on October 3rd, 2018. The probe took tempature readings of the asteroid and other measurements of its composition, it also took some quite detailed images of the space rock.


Ralf Jaumann of the German Aerospace Center and the lead author of a paper discussed the relayed information, and said "The interesting thing there is it really shows that Ryugu is the product of some kind of violent process". It is suspected that Ryugu is a "child" of two parent bodies that once collided and broke apart, but then reformed due to their gravitational pull. In the entirety of this article I have included the other images that were snapped.

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Some exoplanets could be better suited to harbor life than Earth

By: Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 4 hours, 38 mins ago

Astronomers are constantly searching for life elsewhere in the universe and everyday we move closer to answering that big question - are we alone out here?




Scientists have presented new work at the Keynote Lecture at the Goldschmidt Geochemistry Congress in Barcelona, claiming that they have located several exoplanets that have the required conditions to harbor life. So does an exoplanet need to harbor life? Firstly, scientists and astronomers are looking for planets that come under the 'habitable zone', which means the planet must have a potential for liquid water oceans and possibly breathable oxygen.


Dr. Stephanie Olson (University of Chicago) presented this new information and says that "NASA's search for life in the Universe is focused on so-called 'habitable zone' planets, which are worlds that have the potential for liquid water oceans. But not all oceans are equally hospitable-and some oceans will be better places to live than others due to their global circulation patterns."

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Spider-Man on PS4 boycotts begin over Spider-Man leaving MCU

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 34 mins ago

Fans of Spider-Man have decided to boycott PlayStation after the recent Spider-Man news surrounding the Marvel Cinematic Universe.



Shocked puts it quite simply. Spider-Man fans from around the globe felt that shock when it was announced that Spider-Man would be leaving the Marvel Cinematic Universe due to Sony not being able to come to terms with Disney on a new deal. This obviously caused major controversy with fans as Spider-Man is one the most loved Avengers, and not being able to see him in another Avengers movie is certainly heartbreaking to some.


In response to this news, fans have taken to Twitter to express their concerns. Some fans have even taken it as far as boycotting PlayStation by selling their entire console and switching over to Xbox. While I don't know how much this will directly hurt the revenue or player-base of Sony's PlayStation, it does show that fans are really not happy with the decision Sony has made regarding Spider-Man being included in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake gets 30 minutes of dazzling gameplay

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 32 mins ago

Nintendo UK has blessed Zelda fans with a brand new 30 minute long gameplay video of their upcoming Zelda: Link's Awakening Remake.



The gameplay video has been released onto the Nintendo UK YouTube Channel, and gives us a great look at what Nintendo has done to remaster the classic title. I must say before I go any further, I do advise anyone who wants to saver the improvements to not watch this video, but for those who just can't help themselves enjoy!


The gameplay video release came out of Gamescom 2019, and showcases some, but not all the improvements Nintendo has made. We get a great display of aspects such as graphics, physics, combat, enemies, dungeons, bosses, game mechanics and much more. Currently, Nintendo has scheduled the release of Zelda: Link's Awakening for the 20th of September, exclusively on the Nintendo Switch.

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GameStop Nintendo Direct leak suggests 12 new untitled Switch games

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 31 mins ago

A new image leak has surfaced online claiming that if Nintendo hold a Direct during the month of September we could hear about 12 new untitled Switch games.




The leak, which can be seen above, is an image of a GameStop screen that lists 12 unreleased Nintendo Switch games. The first thing that comes to mind is that since there is so many games listed under 'untitled' that Nintendo are preparing to announce a bunch of new games ahead of the Christmas season, and before the end of Q3 through a Nintendo Direct.


A Nintendo Direct during September, which is the last month of Q3 makes sense as it would continue the hype train moving forward through to the holiday season and through to Q1 of next year. Do keep in mind though, this is still a 'leak' so there is currently no credible source, all we are going off of is a blurry image from GameStop. Why must all these 'leaks' have blurry images, in this day and age everyone usually has a half-decent phone and that phone comes with a half-decent camera, yet all these 'leaked images' are blurry... It really makes me question their credibility.

Sony's next-gen PlayStation 5 looks AMAZING in these new 3D renders

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming Consoles | Posted: 8 hours, 26 mins ago

We first heard about Sony's new radical V-shaped PlayStation 5 in recent patents, and then a Codemasters developer came out and admitted - yes, the current PS5 developer kits do indeed sport the V-shaped design.




Well now we have the great folks at LetsGoDigital providing some gorgeous 3D renders from the recent PS5 patent, with a closer look at the out-of-this-world design that Sony might be going with for the PlayStation 5.




It even looks good standing up, and I'm sure that the PS5 will be stackable in case gamers want to buy (or have) multiple consoles.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate leak: Bandai Namco fighter/Crash Bandicoot

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 34 mins ago

We are back again with another Super Smash Bros. Ultimate leak, and before we get into what has been purportedly 'leaked', grab your tin foil hats and fill up your drinking cup with skepticism.




The Super Smash Bros. Ultimate community if rife with fake rumors and its almost like you have to sit down and sift through all of the rumors to hopefully find that golden nugget that true. This doesn't mean that ALL Super Smash Bros. Ultimate leaks are fake, because some have certainly been true in the past, it just means its extremely difficult to come across one that is true.


With that being said, a new leak has surfaced claiming that the fourth DLC character will be a Bandai Namco representative, or Crash Bandicoot. The source on this leak has come from the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate sub reddit where Reddit user Blackbeats182 posted an image of a supposed GameStop September direct. Blackbeats182 predicts that if Nintendo holds a Direct during September that we will either hear more information about the recently announced Banjo-Kazooie or get a tease for a Bandai Namco representative. Another possibility is Crash Bandicoot coming to Smash Ultimate, but that really does seem quite far fetched.

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