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Pimax completely overhauled the Pimax VR Experience beta

Kevin Carbotte | Virtual & Augmented Reality | Wed, Nov 25 2020 8:59 PM CST

Pimax recently launched the Pimax VR Experience beta, which gives Pimax owners a brand-specific content launcher and home environment. Today it released a new update that introduces "major core changes" to the Pimax VR Experience software.

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Pimax said that some of the planned future feature updates would require significant changes to the VR Experience code. Rather than tackle issues as they come up, the software team decided to give it a pre-emptive rebuild. The current iteration is not a complete rebuild, but the company is rolling out a new version because it includes a long list of bug fixes and several feature updates.

Pimax VR Experience 0.70.0.0 beta includes support for touchpad and thumbstick scrolling in all drop-down menus and scrollable pages. You can also now use a mouse scroll wheel to cycle through pages of content. The new version also includes click and drag on the HTC Vive and Valve Index controllers by half-pressing the trigger button.

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Sony promises more PlayStation 5 stock before the end of the year

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Wed, Nov 25 2020 8:32 PM CST

It was only days ago that we were writing that Sony boss Jim Ryan said the PlayStation 5 was sold out, saying "Everything is sold. Absolutely everything sold". But what about trying to get one before April 2021... well, you might be in luck.

Sony tweeted from the offiical PlayStation Twitter account that it wanted to thank gamers for making the PS5 the "biggest console launch ever" for Sony. Sony added: "Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year - please stay in touch with your local retailers".

We all know how hard it is to buy a PlayStation 5 -- or an Xbox Series X or S console anywhere on the planet right now, but it appears Sony will have more stock before the end of the year -- and I'm sure it's going to go in a snap of your fingers.

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Vive headsets are on sale and include Hal-Life: Alyx in the UK

Kevin Carbotte | Virtual & Augmented Reality | Wed, Nov 25 2020 7:57 PM CST

HTC is offering significant discounts on its Vive VR headset bundles for Cyber Week in the UK. It also brought back the free Half-Life: Alyx promotion from earlier this year.

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HTC's UK website is already advertising its Cyber Week sales, which is surprising because there's nothing to be found on the North American website, even with Black Friday being days away.

We have no idea if these discounts will extend anywhere else in the world, but UK buyers can get a pretty good deal on a new headset right now.

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This new GTA 6 rumor suggests the game is based in Virginia, USA

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Wed, Nov 25 2020 7:28 PM CST

Rockstar Games has been hard at work on Grand Theft Auto 6 since 2014, where it was teased back in April 2015 that the developer was mapping the entire of the United States for GTA 6.

Well, the latest rumor is that GTA 6 is going to be based in Virginia, USA -- and that's not really a rumor, it's more of eagle-eyed GTA fans seeing something in a recent tease from Rockstar on Twitter for a new GTA Online update. Some fans saw a set of GPS coordinates, and so began the hunt.

If you put those GPS coordinates into either Google Maps or Google Earth, you will be dropped at the Middle Mountain Trail, in Virginia, USA. Gamers think that the fan in the road is a clue to GTA 6, but as 'VI' in Roman numerals: VI being 6.

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Metro Exodus on PS5, Xbox Series X: higher FPS, ray tracing, 4K res

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Nov 25 2020 5:33 PM CST

Metro Exodus is getting massive upgrades on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, including ray tracing and big performance boosts.

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Today 4A Games revealed a ton of Metro info including a next-gen re-release of Metro Exodus. We don't know exact perf targets just yet, but expect Exodus on PS5 and Xbox Series X to push each console to their limits--just like Metro games do on PC.

The devs didn't give exact optimizations, but they did confirm Metro Exodus will support ray tracing, 4K resolution upgrades/native textures, higher FPS (possibly up to 120Hz on adaptive sync monitors). The good news is anyone who owns the game on PS4 and Xbox One also gets a free upgrade to the next-gen port (PlayStation 5 owners get to keep both a PS4 and PS5 copy).

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Cyberpunk 2077 shouldn't be delayed beyond 2020

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Nov 25 2020 3:31 PM CST

CD Projekt RED management tells investors that Cyberpunk 2077 is still on for a Q4 launch. December 10 should be the final release and we shouldn't see any more delays.

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In its recent earnings results briefing, CDPR directly states that Cyberpunk 2077's launch will be the biggest part of its Q4 results. This strongly indicates the sci-fi shooter will meet its December launch without any further delays. The report is aimed at investors and analysts, and it's extremely important CDPR conveys clear messaging to return shareholder investments.

"The most important event affecting the Group's earnings in the fourth quarter of 2020 and further on in 2021 will be the release of Cyberpunk 2077, scheduled for 10 December 2020, along with the corresponding peak of the game's marketing campaign," the report states.

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New Metro game is next-gen exclusive, will focus on singleplayer first

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Nov 25 2020 2:32 PM CST

4A Games promises that singleplayer story-driven gameplay will remain front and center in the next Metro game.

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Right now 4A Games is working on a new Metro game with multiplayer. Even with the new MP focus, the devs say singleplayer quality comes first and the new project will remain as authentic to the franchise's dramatic scope as possible.

"We're committed to delivering a great story driven single player experience; this is what the Metro series is founded on," 4A Games said in an update post.

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Square Enix hasn't made its money back on Avengers, but that's normal

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Nov 25 2020 1:23 PM CST

Square Enix confirms that Avengers hasn't sold enough to make up development costs of the game. This is actually pretty normal for the games industry.

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In a recent earnings presentation, Square Enix President Yousuke Matsuda says Marvel's Avengers isn't selling as well as the company hoped. Avengers missed its initial sales targets at launch and hasn't yet made enough revenue to recoup dev costs. Right now, Avengers hasn't technically been profitable.

The Avenger sales miss in Q2 has led to a ~7 billion yen ($67 million) operating loss of the HD Games sub-segment of Square Enix's Digital Entertainments segment.

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Cyberpunk 2077 looks great on PS5 even without next-gen optimizations

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Nov 25 2020 11:57 AM CST

CD Projekt RED just dropped new Cyberpunk 2077 footage showing the game running on both PS4 and PS5...and it looks pretty good.

Cyberpunk 2077 will obviously shine brightest on PC thanks to RTX support and the full brunt of NVIDIA's new RTX 30 series GPUs. But what about consoles? While Cyberpunk 2077 won't launch with PS5 and Xbox Series X upgrades on December 10, the game is still a looker on current-gen hardware like the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X.

The new gameplay footage takes us through the Nomad character origin story and sees V. and Jackie delivering contraband through the border. The Nomad's live out in the no man's land outside the city in tight-knit clans, and cross over to the city for resources and to do some mercenary work. The themes are pretty apt and highlight the deep RPG aspects, but the gameplay seems marginally different on PS5.

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Custom Radeon RX 6800 launch a BIG mess, WAY less units than Ampere!

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Wed, Nov 25 2020 8:25 AM CST

AMD launched its new Big Navi graphics cards a couple of weeks ago, with our review on the Radoen RX 6800 XT here and our review on the Radeon RX 6800 here -- what about custom cards?

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Well, I've got 3 different AIBs with a custom Radeon RX 6800 XT on their way to me -- with 1 of those turning up tomorrow, hopefully. I'm not the only reviewer without a card it seems, as it is more common than I thought with a trickle of cards making it into the hands of reviewers.

But it's not only the lack of cards for reviewers, it's the fact that they are not available to buy anywhere right now -- and there's an even bigger reason for that: some reviewers aren't even being provided with final pricing for the custom Radeon RX 6800 XT. It's hard to write your final thoughts and recommendations without pricing.

Continue reading: Custom Radeon RX 6800 launch a BIG mess, WAY less units than Ampere! (full post)

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