I love when innovation and technology come together, I work for an automotive manufacturer where our body-assembly plant is 94% automated and features 279 robots that assemble and weld the vehicles body-structure together. In Germany, Adidas have opened their first robotic factory, dubbed the "Speedfactory".
Adidas plan to use the German Speedfactory to manufacture a new series of Adidas shoes, the AM4 series. These specifically designed shoes feature six models that each reflect six of the world's biggest cities across the globe. First up is the AM4LDN, tailored for London and will be available on October 19. Next is AM4PAR, the Paris designed shoe will be available October 26. Unfortunately, the remaining models are all stated for 2018 releases including AM4LA (Los Angeles), AM4NYC (New York City), AM4TKY (Tokyo) and AM4SHA (Shanghai).
Sony is doing something I don't think it's ever done before, teaming up with winter and water sports brand Never Summer to make a limited edition PlayStation 1-themed snowboard.
The PS1-themed snowboard rocks the old school PlayStation logo, beautiful color streaks, and looks like it's been dipped in a pool of molten PS1 consoles.
Sony will be selling their PS1-themed snowboard for $500, with just 100 of them being made, making it a very limited edition run. But those who have $500 to spend and are PS1 fans or collectors, this would be an awesome purchase.
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds might be one of the biggest PC games ever released, and one of the hottest games being played right now, but there's a new map around the corner that we should all be excited for .
Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene, the creator behind the game, has confirmed that PUBG's new map will be 8x8 km in size. The new map had been previously pegged at being 4x4 km in size, but the news was delivered by Greene himself where he said: "For 100 players an 8x8 just makes more sense and it gives more flexibility when we move onto custom games and things like that".
Bungie is beginning to get into the full marketing hype of Destiny 2, with NVIDIA partnering with the developer on the PC version of Destiny 2 offering 4K resolutions, 21:9 support for UltraWide monitors, uncapped framerates, and a "full suit of adjustable graphics settings".
Not only that, but now we know that Destiny 2 will have full support for SLI rigs and HDR monitors, with HDR support being baked into the upcoming PC beta of Destiny 2. NVIDIA will have a new Game Ready driver that will rolled out on August 24, four days ahead of the early access beta of Destiny 2.
As for the full release, Destiny 2 will drop on September 6 for consoles, while PC gamers have to wait all the way through to October 26 unfortunately.
The pursuit of Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the PC is getting to the point of perfection, with the new build of the Wii U emulator for the PC running Breath of the Wild at 4K better than ever before.
Cemu 1.8.1 now runs Zelda: Breath of the Wild on the PC from start to finish, all the way up to 4K. The team has been making improvements almost daily, with weekly iterations showing the great work that has been put into it, and the amazing results: Zelda: Breath of the Wild looking better than ever before.
Wargaming has shared some new screenshots of World of Tanks running at 4K on the upcoming Xbox One X console, with more information on the game to arrive at Gamescom 2017 later this year.
World of Tanks runs at 1800p on the PS4 Pro with checkerboard rendering, improved AA, higher-res textures, and HDR support - all at 30FPS. We don't know of World of Tanks will be running at 4K 30FPS or 4K 60FPS on Xbox One X, but with the PS4 Pro running it at 1800p (3200x1800) at 30FPS, I'd be confident to say Xbox One X will run World of Tanks at 4K 60FPS.
Microsoft will be launching its Xbox One X console on November 7 for $499.
E3 2017 - EA has blown the world away with some beautiful g ameplay footage of its upcoming Star Wars Battlefront 2, where on the PC it looks absolutely fantastic thanks to the small improvements that EA DICE has made to the already gorgeous and very capable Frostbite engine.
The folks at Digital Foundry got their hands-on the PC version of Battlefront 2 at 4K on Ultra settings, and it looks absolutely incredible. The lighting really takes things to the next level, while the materials have received a huge upgrade in detail - right down to small details on the ground, metal, and roads. The environments look great, with DICE delivering on the feel of the Star Wars world, with Digital Foundry adding that the lighting has been upgraded in a big way.
The blasters fire from your laser weapons can penetrate, and light up smoke - which is a huge win for Frostbite and Star Wars Battlefront 2 in the graphics and detail departments. It's looking like Battlefront 2 will be one of the best looking games of the year, when it launches on November 17.
Computex 2017 kicks off next week, but ahead of the show the organizers unveil awards for some of the best/hottest products of the show, with MSI winning 5 different awards in the Computex Best Awards 2017.
Golden Award: MSI GT83VR TITAN SLI gaming laptop
MSI took out the Golden Award for its impressive GT83VR TITAN SLI gaming laptop, that comes in configurations with either GeForce GTX 1080 SLI or GTX 1070 SLI, it is one of the beastiest gaming laptops on the market. MSI's awesome GT83VR TITAN SLI gaming laptop is also the world's first Nahimic VR with 7.1 sound, providing some of the best audio you can get in VR - all on-the-go.
Nier Automata has been making headlines lately, especially since it was released onto the PS4 last week - but now the PC version is out, with new details on the game released.
We now know that Platinum Games has included 21:9 monitor support, with 3440x1440 available as an option (and 2560x1080) - but there seems to be a 60FPS lock for Nier Automata on the PC.
The graphics settings include:
There's a few graphics settings to play with, but nothing much there.
Pokemon GO is still a popular game, and maybe a little too much for 67-year-old Liang Weiming who had a level 28 account and over 200 creatures - as he found the rarest of Pokemon: Lapras, and then suffered a fatal heart attack.
According to Weiming's wife, the excitement of finding the rare Pokemon caused him to have a heart attack on the spot. He was transported to the Singapore General Hospital, but was unable to be saved, passing away shortly after he arrived. Weiming also suffered from heart disease and cardiac issues, so the excitement from finding Lapras pushed him over the edge.
I guess the one good thing to take away from this is that he died doing something he truly loved - so much so, that when he caught that elusive Pokemon, it killed him. RIP, Liang Weiming.