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Fortnite makes over $1 billion in less than a year

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 3 hours ago

Fortnite has made over $1 billion from in-game purchases in less than a year, according to the latest analyst reports.




Since October 2017, Epic Games' towering battle royale sensation Fortnite has pulled in over $1 billion in revenues across all platforms, analyst firm SuperData reports in its latest brief. On a month-to-month earnings basis the game has seen consistent growth: in April Fortnite earned $296 million, whereas May's spending increased by almost 8% to $318 million.


Fortnite's free-to-play model, which monetizes cosmetic items like skins, drives the game's strong revenue growth. Fortnite's staggering success owes itself to many factors including its accessibility across mobile, consoles and PC, alongside successful engagement monetization strategies including skins, battle passes, and seasonal events to maintain MAUs and DAUs.

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Treyarch tease COD: Black Ops 4 zombies Comic-Con reveal

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 12 hours ago

At the start of January this year, we saw the gruesome trailer for Call of Duty: WWII zombies The Darkest Shore. Treyarch are now teasing the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 zombies ahead of the reveal at this years Comic-Con.



The tease comes from the Call of Duty Twitter page and features just two red glowing eyes on what seems to be an enemies skull. Most interesting about this teaser though is that we haven't seen these coloured eyes before, as the Call of Duty Twitter responded to some fans comments saying "Prepare for a different breed." This could be a strong form of evidence to suggest that players will be getting a completely different zombie, perhaps a new stronger mob that will come in high quantities, or just a single high quality boss that will need a lot more fire power to take down.


Treyarch have released this teaser ahead of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies Comic-Con panel, which has been planned for Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (4:00 p.m. EDT). During this panel, everything will be revealed about the upcoming mode, until then we will just have to deal with the teasers that Treyarch keep rolling out. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled for release on October 12th and will be available on PC, Xbox One and PC.

Call of Cthulhu releases this Halloween

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 13 hours ago

It appears that the Steam Store has revealed the release date for Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studios' Call of Cthulhu title. H.P. Lovecraft may actually turn in his grave when the game releases this October.




Focus Home Interactive, the publisher for Call of Cthulhu has not officially stated anything regarding a release date, but a date has appeared on the Steam Store's listing for the game. Steam usually doesn't publish release dates for games unless the date has been finalized, so we should expect an official announcement from either the publisher or developer (Cyanide Studios) in the coming weeks.


If the Steam date is correct, this will mean the Lovecraftian horror themed title will be releasing on Halloween, October 31st. Quite a convenient time to release Call of Cthulhu, perhaps the developers are hoping for that little bit more extra immersion Halloween will give, as players jump onto their harrowing title for the first time.

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The Legend of Zelda: BOTW - Creating a Champion details

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 14 hours ago

Dark Horse Comics are bringing an amazing art book to The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild fans, it is titled Creating a Champion and now it also has a deluxe edition.



Dark Horse Comics have added a brand new option to their 'Creating a Champion' artbook selection for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The first option comes in at $39.99 and contains "An in-depth history of the Hyrule of Breath of the Wild, insights from the creators on the making of the game" and "three-hundred and fifty pages of illustrations and designs." This package will be released on November 20th, this year.


The newly announced 'Hero's Edition' adds much more onto that original package. Starting off we have an exclusive book cover, a map of Hyrule that is printed onto cloth, an art print of the Champions' photo Link hangs in his Hateno home and a glass replica of a spirit orb. This 'Hero's Edition' comes in at a price of $99.99 and will also be available on November 20th. For those interested in pre-ordering any of these very cool art packs the standard edition can be found here and the 'Hero's Edition' can be found here.

AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2990X simulated tests: 32C/64T beast!

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 days, 15 hours ago

AMD is set to unleash its 32C/64T processor into the HEDT market with the Ryzen Threadripper 2990X, but since it's not on the market right now what do we do? Look at some simulated CPU tests that tease what AMD has in store.



Legendary overclocker der8auer has used AMD's current EPYC 7601 processor overclocked to 3.4GHz, which is the purported base CPU clock of AMD's flagship Ryzen Threadripper 2990X, alongside 4 x DIMMs to simulate AMD's upcoming monster CPU.


The simulated test used a normal EPYC server system but with some modifications that include an upgrade PSU, with der8auer using a Seasonic platinum PSU and upgraded water chiller cooler.

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Hollow Knight 'Gods & Glory' DLC arrives August 23rd

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 15 hours ago

Team Cherry has taken to their developers blog to unload a bunch of news surrounding their title Hollow Knight, and its upcoming 'Gods & Glory' DLC.



The developers have revealed the official release date for the upcoming DLC.'Gods & Glory' has been deemed the "largest pack yet" and will be arriving to players on the 23rd of August. The new content pack will be filled with a bunch of new bosses, more music, new NPC's and brand new quests. The DLC pack will be released at the same time on both the Nintendo Switch and PC versions of the game.


Team Cherry also unveiled their second music album by Christopher Larkin, the composer of the Hollow Knight soundtrack. Larkin has been adding new music to Hollow Knight through the released DLC packs. To complement this, Team Cherry and Larkin have decided to bring both the new tracks and the old tracks together, compiling them into "one epic album" called 'Hollow Knight: Gods & Nightmares.' The album will be released on Steam for $4.99 and all other major digital platforms. It will also be coming in vinyl form, which you can check out here.

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Zombieland 2 confirmed, all actors/writers return for sequel

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 3 days, 16 hours ago

It has been almost an entire decade since the last Zombieland movie, and since then fans have been asking for a sequel to the classic zombie slaying horror-comedy. That time has come and the gang are getting back together as well, Zombieland 2 has been officially confirmed.




Ruben Fleischer was the director for the first Zombieland movie and continued his career with the Deadpool franchise, and also the upcoming Venom movie. Even though Zombieland only had a $25 million dollar budget, the movie was actually a surprise success, making a box office total of $102.4 million. Since then, fans have wanted a sequel to the movie and it is finally happening, Sony Pictures are reuniting the cast of Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg and Abigail Breslin for Zombieland 2.


Zombieland 2 will be directed by Fleischer and written by Paul Wernick and Rhett Reese, who also wrote the first movie. Columbia Pictures president, Sanford Panitch commented on the returning sequel, saying "This is one of those projects that fans have wanted to see happen for a long time - and no one wanted to see it happen more than Emma, Woody, Jesse and Abigail. These are some of the most in-demand actors, and I think they are making this movie because they love these characters. We are thrilled Ruben was willing to come back to direct the sequel, as his work on Venom has been truly amazing."

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AORUS announces its first PSUs, RGB is missing... for now

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 3 days, 19 hours ago

GIGABYTE entered the RAM market during Computex 2018 with RGB and all, and now the company has announced its premium AORUS brand power supply units (PSUs).




The new AORUS P850W and P750W are exactly what you think they are: 850W and 750W PSUs, with 80 PLUS Gold power efficiency silent operation, with GIGABYTE throwing in modular customization and enhanced durability.


GIGABYTE taps high quality 100% Japanese capacitors on the new AORUS PSUs, with a single +12V rail, and a huge 10-year warranty depending on your region. AORUS uses black flat cables for a beautiful modular design, so that your gaming rig can not only look awesome, but it will improve thermal performance compared to having chunky thick cables hanging out everywhere.

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Ferrari designer building $2 million electric hypercar

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 3 days, 20 hours ago

Pininfarina, the Italian car design firm that created the iconic look of the Ferrari, announced back in March it was working on its own electric hypercar, and now we have more information on what to expect.




The new electric hypercar is expected to cost a huge $2 million, hit 60 miles per hour in under two seconds, and have a top speed of 250 mph. The all-electric hypercar is expected to have a range of over 300 miles, and charge up to 80% capacity in a super-fast 15 minutes.


Pininfarina calls its upcoming electric hypercar the PFO, at least for now, with the Italian firm using ethically sourced natural woods and paints that are free of chemical ingredients. Pininfarina will be showing off PFO to VIP guests during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance next month, but after that it'll be under wraps until the Geneva Motor Show in March 2019.

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Opera is the first browser with a built-in crypto wallet

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: 3 days, 22 hours ago

Opera has been a leader in the cryptocurrency race, as they were the first web browser with crypto jacking protection and now they have another world first.




Opera has launched a new private beta version of its web browser that packs a built-in crypto wallet, something that supports the Ethereum Web3 API that will be integrated with a "default WebView" on top. Opera's new crypto wallet will automatically add tokens and collectibles into your crypto wallet, for your convenience.


Charles Hamel, the product manager of Opera Crypto said: "We believe the web of today will be the interface to the decentralized web of tomorrow. By becoming the the first major browser to open up to Web 3.0, we would like to contribute to making the internet of the future more accessible. Our hope is that this will accelerate the transition of cryptocurrencies from speculation and investment to being used for actual payments and transactions in our users' daily lives".

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