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Twitter had 115 billion impressions for the World Cup

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Social Networking | Posted: 20 hours, 39 mins ago

Now that the World Cup is over we have some social media numbers to share courtesy of Twitter, with an absolutely huge 115 billion impressions during the World Cup.

 

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115,000,000,000 impressions during the World Cup is absolutely huge, especially when we compare it against the 2014 World Cup with the Germany vs. Brazil finals pushing 35 million tweets. Video views were also huge with the Fox Sports-produced FIFA World Cup Now show that was a Twitter exclusive drawing 7.1 million views over the World Cup.

 

The final World Cup match had the most tweets, with Brazil's last two matches against Mexico and Belgium drawing in number two and three for Twitter engagement. Kylian Mbappe's fourth goal in the France vs. Croatia finale was the most-tweeted moment of the entire World Cup, while the most-mentioned player of the World Cup goes to Neymar, Jr.

Pre-order Dead Cells now on Switch, receive 20% discount

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 11 hours ago

Motion Twin, the developer and publisher behind Dead Cells have announced that their title is available for pre-order on the eShop. Users that pre-order the title will now receive a 20% discount.

 

 

Dead Cells is a rogue-lite, metroidvania inspired, action-platformer that will take players through a labyrinth of levels that will not only be challenging but enjoyable as well. Dead Cells captures the 2D souls-lite combat that will force players into earning their progress through rigorous progressive difficulties.

 

Since Dead Cells is perfect for the Nintendo Switch considering the gameplay type of the title, a iteration of the game is debuting to the Nintendo Switch. In celebration of this, Motion Joy has provided anyone in living in America with a 20% pre-order discount, this discount will only be available for users who pre-order through the eShop. Dead Cells on the Nintendo Switch will be releasing on August 7th, 2018. For more information about the title visit the official listing here.

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate available at this years Evo 2018

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 12 hours ago

It has been revealed that Nintendo will be providing a demo of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate at their booth for this years Evo 2018.

 

 

The official Nintendo Versus Twitter recently posted confirming that Nintendo would be giving everyone who attends their booth at Evo 2018 a chance to jump into match of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, before its release in December. Here is what they had to say "Good news, fighters! The Super #SmashBrosUltimate demo will be playable at the Nintendo booth at #Evo2018!"

 

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as we all know was playable at this years E3 2018 so players that desired to get a quick round in on the unreleased title had to specifically pre-book tickets for it. This time round at Evo 2018 we don't see any kind of system like that in place, meaning that anyone can visit the Nintendo booth and jump straight into a match of mayhem. If you are interested in going to Evo this year, the location of the event is at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 3rd to August 5th. For further information regarding participating visit the official Evo website here.

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Sony teases 'Tombstone' villain inclusion for Spider-Man PS4

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 13 hours ago

The classic Spidy villain 'Tombstone' has been teased by Sony for Insomniac Games' Spider-Man title, judging by the information released we could see the villain added to the roster.

 

 

Sony has released the second edition to the Daily Bugle, and throughout each of the pieces found on the paper, there is a column written by the fictional journalist Betty Brant, it details what appears to be called "Grave Encounters." According to Brant, this new street drug is going around called "Grave Dust" causes people to turn into monsters, the description reads as follows: "Terrified eyewitnesses claim that users' skin flushes grey and hardens, quite literally as if they've turned to stone. Others report users break into fits of rage, inflicting violence against innocent citizens, and even themselves."

 

The official PlayStation Twitter also re-tweeted this newest edition to the Daily Bugle, which clearly shows support for the contents of the article. It wouldn't be that much of stretch to say that these are clear teasers for Tombstone to be joining the villain roster, the comparison between the grey, stone-like drug users and Tombstone is quite unmistakable. Insomniac Games' Spider-Man will be releasing exclusively on the PlayStation 4 on September 7th this year. For further information about the Daily Bugle, or Spider-Man visit the official website here.

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The Hulk smashes into GTA V with new mod, download available

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 14 hours ago

Every wondered what it would be like to reek havoc as the Incredible Hulk in GTA V? That is now completely possible, thanks to the gifted modder JulioNiB players can now download and experience what it is like to jump, throw, smash and destroy as the Hulk.

 

 

JulioNiB is quite experienced with re-creating very iconic characters in GTA V, he has already constructed a mod for Thanos with full infinity Gauntlet powers, and Goku with Super Saiyan capabilities up to Super Saiyan 4. The brand new Hulk mod is exactly what you think Hulk would be like to play in GTA V, he has super strength, auto heal, super jump, super melee attacks and is basically unstoppable.

 

Players will also have a wall climb feature that they can utilize to scale buildings, this will allow some extra height on the massive leaps and bounds Hulk will be taking. If you are interested in checking out the mod, visit the download link here. It should be noted that if you desire to install this mod you will need the most updated ScriptHookVDotNet installed, a link for that can be found here.

Dragon Ball FighterZ for Switch, open beta starts next month

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 15 hours ago

Dragon Ball FighterZ is on the way to the Nintendo Switch at end of the year, and ahead of its launch, information has surfaced regarding an open beta for the title.

 

 

The news comes from Twitter user BlackKite, who has come across what appears to be evidence for a Dragon Ball FighterZ open beta coming to the Nintendo Switch in Japan. Japan's latest release of V-Jump has also revealed that the Dragon Ball FighterZ will also be receiving two new DLC characters around the same time, Base Vegeta and Base Goku.

 

Base Vegeta and Base Goku will be $5 each and will be available sometime throughout August. Base Goku will have Kaioken and Super Spirit Bomb abilities and Base Vegeta will be arriving with Galick Gun and Galaxy Breaker. According to Siliconera, the open beta coming in August will also start a new 3v3 local battle feature that players will be able to enjoy. At the moment the beta is only planned for release in Japan, hopefully we see a western release as well around the same time. Dragon Ball FighterZ is already available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. A Nintendo Switch release will be coming on September 29.

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Epic Games teams with Funko for Fortnite Pop! figurines

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago

Fortnite is the largest game on the market right now, pulling in a huge $318 million in the month of May alone and now making Epic Games over $1 billion since its launch in late-2017.

 

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Epic Games has just announced a new partnership with Funko, where the two companies will make a set of 10 product lines from Fortnite. This will include Pop figures, Pint Size Heroes, Vynl, keychains, 5 Star Figures, and Pop apparel, all of which will be arriving in the holiday season.

 

Funko boss Brian Mariotti said: "We are thrilled to collaborate and partner with Epic Games to create the inaugural Fortnite product collection and to bring these characters to life for the first time. This collection will be a true celebration of Fortnite's incredible popularity and cultural significance, and we believe our Funko Fortnite collectibles will strongly resonate with fans of the game".

 

We don't know which Fortnite characters will make the cut, and thanks to the fact-paced change of the world in Fortnite itself, we don't know what to expect. Epic recently kicked off Season 5 of Fortnite with huge map changes, a new historical-theme and new skin that has been dipped in Scandinavian mythology.

Samsung's next-gen foldable smartphone to launch early 2019

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 day, 18 hours ago

Samsung will reportedly be unveiling its foldable smartphone sometime in early 2019, with The Wall Street Journal reporting that it will arrive in early 2019 with its 7-inch screen that will fold in half "like a wallet".

 

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The previous rumors on Samsung's foldable smartphone teased a launch at CES 2019 so these new reports are beginning to form a solid foundation for the flexible smartphone. WSJ adds that the phone will feature a compact "display bar" on one side of the folded phone, with cameras on the back.

 

Samsung will reportedly aim its foldable smartphones at a niche audience, with a "broader" debut of foldable handsets in 2H 2019. Samsung's eventual goal is to have three flagship brands on offer: Galaxy S, Galaxy Note, and the Galaxy Foldable - or whatever they call it, I think Galaxy X, which will be great.

 

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Apple is nowhere close to that yet, so Samsung will innovate in yet another market that Apple hasn't even begun to touch. The smartphone market is completely bloated right now with each iteration of iPhone and Galaxy S/Note that gets announced is only a little better than the previous-gen one.

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Microsoft teases 'all-new Xbox hardware' at Gamescom 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming Consoles | Posted: 1 day, 19 hours ago

Gamescom 2018 is right around the corner so it comes as no surprise that Major Nelson teased "all-new Xbox hardware and accessories" in a blog post this morning.

 

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The funny thing is that he edited it quickly after posting it, with Microsoft "backtracking on this statement" reports Engadget. I wouldn't be surprised if Microsoft showed off the next-gen Xbox at Gamescom next month, codenamed Project Scarlet. We could expect a refreshed Xbox One X with more than 1TB of storage, however.

 

Engadget thinks Microsoft will unveil an "even cheaper Xbox One S" console, and not an upgraded Xbox One X. Why not both? I'm sure higher-end gamers want more than 1TB of storage, so it would be nice to see a new Xbox One X with 2TB or even 4TB of storage.

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TSMC expecting Q4 2018 growth from next-gen GPUs from NVIDIA

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 1 day, 22 hours ago

I've been writing all year that NVIDIA would be launching its next-gen GTX series sometime in August/September, with multiple AIB partners telling me at Computex 2018 in June that they were preparing GTX 11 cards for August launch, September availability.

 

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DigiTimes is now reporting that its sources have said that TSMC will be seeing revenue growth in Q4 2018 from "shipments of NVIDIA's new-generation GPUs". TSMC has experienced declines in revenue of late, partly because of decreased GPU orders from not just NVIDIA but Bitmain for mining ASICs.

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