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New Lord of the Rings game follows Gollums precious life

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 18 mins ago

It has been quite some time since we have seen a brand new official Lord of the Rings game. Now a new title from Daedalic Entertainment has been announced and it will follow the precarious life of Gollum.



Daedalic Entertainment recently received the rights to create Lord of the Rings games based on the novels, the first of which is the coming 'Gollum' game. While at first, it might be assumed that since this title is coming from Daedalic Entertainment that its going to be a point-an-click adventure like some of their other titles. Instead, Daedalic Entertainment is building an action-adventure game that will follow the life of Gollum or more accurately, Smeagol.


The story will explain the life of Smeagol and how he became obsessed with The One Ring and how it transformed him into the creature we see in the movies 'Gollum'. We should see Smeagol fighting his cousin for the ring on his birthday, his isolation from his fellow hobbits due to his evil turnings once harboring the ring and perhaps even a look at Smeagol being captured by Sauron's servants and being tortured. Remember, the life of Smeagol is a sad story, it is filled with darkness and deceit with a glimmer of hope that brings pity. The action-adventure game is scheduled for release in 2021.

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Mortal Kombat 11's story throws players back into the 90's

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 18 mins ago

A new Mortal Kombat 11 trailer has been spotted through Sony's PlayStation State of Play presentation that has recently finished. The trailer showcases that players will be facing off against some Old Skool characters.



From the above trailer we can see that in Mortal Kombat 11's story, the series' characters will have to face-off against their younger selves in this very cool time travel theme that NetherRealm Studios has going on. In the trailer we see younger versions of Johnny Cage, Liu Kang, Scorpion, Kung Lao, and Jax. At the same time as seeing the younger versions of these characters, we also get official confirmation that Liu Kang, Kung Lao, and Jax will be playable characters in Mortal Kombat 11.


If you are wondering who else will be a playable character in Mortal Kombat 11, yestrday I reported on Noob Saibot and Shang Tsung also be playable characters, more on that here. The Mortal Kombat 11 beta is coming up and to get into the beta you will have to buy a copy of the game, more information can be found on that here. Mortal Kombat 11 will be available on PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.

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EA partner with Velan Studios to publish new team-based IP

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 18 mins ago

An announcement has seen Electronic Arts and developers Velan Studios agree to a new publishing deal for an original IP to debut all platforms.



The news comes from a press release that was announced on the Velan Studios official Twitter account. The press release explains that Velan Studios is happy to announce that EA Partners will be taking the reins in publishing for the developers new upcoming original IP planned for all platforms. While the Velan Studios name might not be widely known, the company is was created in 2016 by Vicarious Visions founders Guha and Karthik Bala. Both of these developers worked on titles such as Guitar Hero, Skylanders, Rock Band, Super Mario Maker, Metroid Prime, Destiny, Uncharted and more.


The new IP that Velan Studios is working on was not disclosed in the press release, all we have to go off of is that the game will be a "new and entertaining way to experience team-based action" in a "unique game world". Here is what Guha Bala had to say about the announcement, "In EA Partners, we found a team devoted to bringing breakthrough ideas to players everywhere. They believe in our creative vision and will use their best-in-class resources to support the success of our game. We started Velan Studios to make community-centered play experiences that are daring and distinctive from what's being played today. We can't wait to share the details of our first original game in the future."

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Apple TV+ is a new video streaming service to combat Netflix

By: Jak Connor | More News: HT & Movies | Posted: 3 hours, 18 mins ago

The Apple event has finished and as expected the company unveiled their brand new video streaming service called Apple TV+. The new service is planned to go up against that of Netflix.



Apple is attempting to hit convenience right on the head with their new video streaming app Apple TV+. Apple TV+ is a premium version of the already released Apple TV but instead includes all of Apple's exclusive content and third-party content in one simple app. The announcement of the premium version was accompanied by a reboot announcement of Amazing Stories from Steven Spielberg's production company. Oprah Winfrey is also joining in on Apple's new service, while Steve Carrell, Jenifer Anniston and Reese Witherspoon are working on a new comedy called The Morning Show.


Apple have said that they plan to release this new premium service "this fall" in over "100" countries around the planet. It should also be noted that the new service will be ad-free and everything can be downloaded to enjoy when offline. What TV channels will Apple also be including? Yesterday I reported that HBO, Showtime and Starz would be arriving on the streaming service, and each of these channels would cost $9.99 each, more on that story here. Apple is touched on Apple News+ which is the news version of their streaming service. Instead of video content, Apple will make "over 300" publications available in one convenient newsworthy place, for just $10 a month. For more information, visit this link here.

Battlefield V battle royale mode Firestorm is now live

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 36 mins ago

EA has had mega success in Apex Legends over the last month, but it's time for Battlefield V to shine with the launch its exciting new battle royale mode, Firestorm. Check out the trailer below directly from the official Battlefield Twitter account:



In what seems to celebrate the release of Firestorm, EA is dropping the base version of Battlefield V by 50% today, with the standard edition costing $30 while the deluxe edition costs $40. You'll get a bunch of extra stuff in the deluxe version of Battlefield V, which includes 5 paratrooper outfits, special assignments, and 20 weekly Airlifts with customization items. PC users will get the Firestorm ranger set, paratrooper gear, and instant access to Battlefield 1 weapons.

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ASUS installs malware onto tens of thousands of PCs

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 5 hours, 18 mins ago

If you've got a PC with an ASUS motherboard and ASUS Live Update installed, you might want to read into this story. Security firm Kaspersky has reported that hackers have been able to get backdoor access in up to millions of PCs.




How? Through firmware updates through ASUS' own Live Update software. Live Update lets ASUS upload drivers, software, and firmware updates to compatible PCs. This includes pre-installed versions of Live Update on ASUS-powered laptops and desktops, and as a standalone downloads to countless ASUS motherboard owners.


VICE Motherboard published a story recently, which Kaspersky replied in a blog post detailing more of what happened with ASUS. The security firm said over 57,000 users of its anti-virus software have downloaded, and installed the compromised version of Live Update. Make note of that: this is for people using Kaspersky anti-virus software, there would be many magnitudes more that don't use their software, and thus weren't considered in these 57,000 people.

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Network Next boss teases reducing latency by 20-30ms

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 48 mins ago

If there's one thing that could bring more gamers together it would be a gigantic network that isn't closed off by invisible borders created because of network latency, so this is something that companies like Network Next is working on.




Earlier this year the company talked about its plans to build an 'internet fast lane' for gamers, saying that the internet in its current form is 'broken' for gamers, and I totally agree. Network Next then announced it was teaming with Rocket League developer Psyonix for its first use of its new network technology that reduced latency for gamers.


In an interview with WCCFTech, Network Next teased it is already seeing some incredible results with some gamers having their latency reduced from 120ms down to just 20ms, with their normal latency caused from a bad route to the game server. This is where Network Next's technology kicks in, but this is more of a best case scenario. Still, in its best case this is almost like magic. A normal case of Network Next's networking technology sees a 20-30ms reduction in latency, something the company explains it also reduces packet loss and jitter.

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NVIDIA releases new GeForce 419.67 drivers, Firestorm ready

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 7 hours, 45 mins ago

NVIDIA has just released a new batch of Game Ready GeForce drivers with the new GeForce 419.67 drivers dropping, with optimizations for Battlefield V's new battle royale mode Firestorm. You can download the new GeForce 419.67 drivers right here.




Not only that, but we have optimizations for the new Shadow of the Tomb Raider update that offers RTX features like ray-traced shadows and DLSS. There's also optimizations for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, and support for two more G-Sync compatible monitors in the ASUS VG278QR and ASUS VG258.


NVIDIA users can enable NVIDIA Surround with G-Sync compatible displays, if you do the following:


  1. You need a Turing-architecture GeForce RTX graphics card
  2. You need Windows 10, version 1809 or later
  3. All three G-SYNC Compatible monitors must be of identical make and model
  4. In SLI configurations, all monitors must be connected to the primary (master) GPU
  5. The resolution must be set to a Surround resolution, rather than using the three monitors separately.

Bethesda: DOOM Eternal, RAGE 2, other games coming to Steam

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 44 mins ago

With the flurry of emotions over developers making their games exclusive to certain digital distribution platforms lately, especially with the money-making machine that is Epic Games and its newly-formed deals getting games onto the Epic Games Store. Well, Bethesda has come to its senses as you can see in the tweet below:



The publisher has announced that some of the largest games of 2019 in DOOM Eternal, RAGE 2, Wolfenstein: Youngblood and Wolfenstein: Cyberpilot will all be released on both Steam and in a move that should have gamers squealing with glee. Bethesda also confirmed that Fallout 76 would be coming to Steam "later this year".

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PlayStation VR sales hit 4.2 million

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 9 hours, 28 mins ago

Sony today announced it's PS4-powered PlayStation VR headset has sold over 4 million units worldwide, proving that dedicated VR is still a small market.




VR took center stage at Sony's new State of Play stream showcase, confirming the games-maker is far from done with virtual reality gaming. The company is still dedicated to providing a steady stream of interesting and varied content to engage PSVR owners and spark headset sales, including the massively anticipated No Man's Sky VR. But despite it's efforts, Sony has only sold 4.2 million PSVR headsets worldwide across the PS4's massive 90 million-strong installed base, meaning 4.6% PS4 owners actually bought a VR headset.


Patents indicate Sony plans to release a more powerful PlayStation VR headset to accompany its new next-gen PlayStation 5 system.

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