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God of War sequel could have just been teased in this new dev image

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 5 hours ago

For many months now there has been rumors circulating about a God of War sequel being in the works. Now, a new image has been released that could be some evidence to suggest that those rumors are true.

Above we have an image of Santa Monica Studios' narrative animator, Kim Newman who has posted to her personal Twitter account with the caption "Feels good to be back in the suit." This image could show that the rumored God of War sequel is being, or has already begun production.

This isn't the first piece of evidence that makes fans think that Santa Monica Studios is working on a sequel to the critically acclaimed title. Santa Monica Studios has previously posted job listings that could suggest a sequel is being produced. Examples of the listings are as follows; senior combat animator with "knowledge of God of War (2018)", "Facial Blend Shape Character Artist" with knowledge on next-gen consoles.

Astronomers found two super-Earth's that could host & sustain life

By: Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 3 days, 6 hours ago

Astronomers have peered out into the vastness of space and located two more potentially habitable alien planets.

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The two new worlds that could be our new homes someday are called 'GJ180 d' and 'GJ229A c' and orbit two red dwarf stars 'GJ229A' and 'GJ180', respectively. Both of the planets are located in the habitable zone of the red dwarf stars and are not total locked. Tidal locking is common for planets found next to red dwarfs, but it isn't good for survivability or an overall habitable planet as it can render the days extremely hot and the nights freezing.

Fabo Feng, of the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, D.C, said the planet 'GJ180 d' has a temperature close to Earths, so much so that the planet can be called a super-Earth. 'GJ180 d' is actually larger than Earth as well, its estimated that the exoplanet has 7.5 times the mass of Earth. "GJ180 d is the nearest temperate super-Earth to us that is not tidally locked to its star, which probably boosts its likelihood of being able to host and sustain life." If you are after more information check out this link here.

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ASRock unleashes its Hyper Quad M.2 PCIe 4.0 expansion card

By: Anthony Garreffa | Storage | Posted: 3 days, 6 hours ago

If you want some of the most insane storage you can cram into a PC, then you will want to check out ASRock's new Hyper Quad M.2 PCIe 4.0 Expansion Card.

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ASRock's new Hyper Quad M.2 PCIe 4.0 Expansion Card if you couldn't already tell from its name, can handle 4 x NVMe M.2 SSDs and cram them into a single PCIe 4.0 x16 slot. It supports M Key type 2242/2260/2280/22110 M.2 PCI Express modules.

The 4 x onboard M.2 sockets are on a 45-degree angle inside of the card, a move by ASRock to keep the traces as short as possible -- meaning that the M.2 sockets have enough current, something that is imperative for the speeds that PCIe 4.0 SSDs can reach in the multiple GB/sec range.

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PUBG's new map Karakin has destructible buildings

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 6 hours ago

PUBG will be throwing in an interesting and unexpected change with its upcoming v6.1 update, with a new map called Karakin that is a 2x2km island that also introduces destructible buildings.

The new 64-player map has a huge network of underground tunnels, with a new threat called the 'Black Zone' that sees the map blasted with disasters that will take down entire buildings and towns. This means you won't be able to camp it up, as the map will evolve in real-time with the added threat of pure destruction.

PUBG's new 6.1 update will see a few different walls have proper bullet penetration, so if you know an enemy is on the other side of a particular wall, blast a magazine into it. Better yet, Karakin will also see the introduction of a new sticky bomb that can be used on breach points, as well as blasting holes in hidden areas (walls or floors).

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Bose is closing ALL retail stores in US, Australia, Europe and Japan

By: Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 3 days, 7 hours ago

Bose has announced some rather large news for its retail dominance in major markets globally, with the audio-focused company announcing it will be closing retail stores in multiple countries.

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Bose will be closing its retail storefronts in the US, Australia, Europe and Japan which will see a total of 119 stores closing and hundreds of jobs slashed. It's a big shock considering Bose first opened its first physical store in 1993, and has continued to spread its audio retail goodness across the world since.

The retail stores have been the perfect way to display and show off their audio products like headphones and speakers, especially Bose's iconic noise-cancellation headphones. Recently, Bose has been pushing into smart speakers, earbuds, sunglasses, and other products.

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Intel Core i9-10990XE: 22C/44T chip at 5GHz teased with 380W TDP!

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 3 days, 7 hours ago

Intel is reportedly preparing a monster new HEDT processor on its 10th-gen Copper Lake family of CPUs, but this is heavy rumor territory folks.

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The new CPU would be a monster 22-core/44-thread processor with an even more monstrous 380W TDP, with ComputerBase reporting from their sources that Intel is considering the use of XCC-Die on the LGA2066 socket (Xtreme Core Count).

LGA2066 has (at least until this new mysterious CPU arrives) had HCC (High Core Count) dies, but this could all change with a huge 22C/44T chip. Motherboard manufacturers also reportedly confirmed the rumors on the show floor of CES 2020, but once again -- this is all just rumor mill chatter, for now.

GTA 6 listed for 2020 release by retailer Gameware, probably fake

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 14 hours ago

According to a now-deleted listing from Austrian retailer Gameware, Grand Theft Auto 6 could release in 2020. But we're skeptical.

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Austrian game-seller Gameware recently put up pre-order listings for GTA 6, complete with a 2020 release date. I say reports because the listings are down, and there's no links that've been backed up on internet archives, so there's no real proof the listings were there at all (they could've easily been Photoshopped). Even taking into account Gameware's history of leaking real games like Need For Speed Heat and Devil May Cry 5 ahead of their announcements, these listings don't seem accurate.

For one, the listings show Grand Theft Auto 6 being rated by AT-PEGI, or the Austrian branch of the Pan-European Gaming Information ratings board. Of course no listing for GTA 6 exists on the website. There's also the platforms of choice. The listings show GTA 6 available on PS4, Xbox One and PC, not next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Take-Two Interactive has strongly hinted that its biggest studios would take full advantage of next-gen systems. If GTA 6 does release in 2020, there's no reason it shouldn't have some sort of presence on next-gen systems, possibly a forked SKU with on-disc optimizations for new consoles.

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Xbox Series X SSDs may use Phison flash controllers

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 15 hours ago

A new report from DigitTimes says Phison memory controllers will power the Xbox Series X's NVMe SSD. This doesn't tell us exact info, but it does help us narrow down possible performance specs.

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Everything we've heard about next-gen consoles makes us think they'll use customized SSDs, possibly in lieu of an existing OEM solution. Specifics have been tremendously light--we've speculated on everything from ReRAM memory acceleration to software-defined flash--but now reports say Phison will supply the flash memory controllers in Microsoft's Xbox SX.

So what does this mean exactly? What kinds of speeds can we expect? It all depends on a lot of unknowns: which Phison memory controller the SSD uses, the type flash that's incorporated, and the type of DRAM that's involved. And of course how the operating system is tooled to use the storage.

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Fortnite breaks fourth wall with Ninja skin

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 3 days, 17 hours ago

Epic Games today announced the Icon Series, a new rollout of purchasable skins for popular streamers, YouTubers, and content creators.

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Fortnite is no stranger to breaking the fourth wall. The game has served as a powerful advertisement billboard for movies and franchises like Star Wars, Batman, and John Wick, and even held its own exclusive in-game concert. These tactics have been extremely valuable by engaging the game's 250 million-strong userbase. Now the battle royale sensation continues smashing the fourth wall by injecting big influencers into its game.

Ninja, the most popular Fortnite streamer on the planet, is the first to be immortalized in the game with his very own skin. Fortnite players can become Ninja starting on Thursday but no pricing has been revealed (possibly $10 or more). Other content creators like late night female streamer Loserfruit and popular Spanish YouTuber Grefg are next in line to receive Fortnite skins.

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The mobile markets revenue +17% in 2019, topping out at $83.5 billion

By: Jak Connor | Business, Financial & Legal | Posted: 4 days, 1 hour ago

If you thought that the mobile market wasn't big, then you thought wrong. Sensor Tower has released new statistics that reveal throughout 2019, an estimated $83.5 billion dollars was spent in the mobile market.

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The new statistics have been released on the Sensor Tower website, and show that throughout 2019 a growth of 16.3% occurred in spending for Apple's App Store. In 2018, the App Store pulled in $46.6 billion in spending, compared to in 2019, where it managed to beat the record with $54.2 billion. Looking at the Android market in 2018, the Google Play Store's total revenue was estimated to be $24.8 billion. In 2019 that number increased slightly to $29.3 billion.

The mobile gaming market was a massive player in the total revenue, pulling in a lions share of $61.7 billion spent, a 12.8% increase when compared to 2018. So what mobile games generated the most revenue? According to Sensor Tower, games such as Honor of Kings, Pokemon GO, Fire Emblem Heroes, Garena Free Fire, Call of Duty Mobile, and more contributed the most towards the gaming market's total revenue earnings. The game that managed to rake in the most revenue was Tencent's Honor of Kings with a ridiculous $1.5 billion.

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