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Gears 5 is the biggest launch for Xbox Games Studios this generation

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 13 mins ago

Microsoft has taken to their official Xbox blog to talk about the success of Gears of War 5 and how it has broken launch records for Xbox Games Studios.

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According to the blog post, Gears 5 saw three million players in its opening weekend and has set a new record for Xbox Games Pass with the "biggest launch week of any Xbox Game Studios title this generation". When comparing Gears of War 4 to Gears 5, the performance has "easily doubled" in the first week of launch and now Gears 5 has become the "most-played Xbox Game Studios title in its first week since 2012's Halo 4."

On PC, Gears 5 has tripled the performance of its predecessor, which has now bestowed the title on Gears 5 as the "biggest-ever launch for Xbox Game Pass for PC" and also Xbox Game Studios' "best-ever debut on Steam".

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Nintendo begin taking orders for wireless SNES Switch controllers

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 44 mins ago

It just felt like a matter of time before Nintendo were going to officially announce their own SNES-styled Nintendo Switch controllers, and now here they are.

The news has come via the official Nintendo America Twitter page where the company has announced the brand new controllers. Following the Tweet, we head over to the website where it is detailed that purchasing will come in at $30 which will give you one Super Nintendo Entertainment System Controller and one USB cable. Orders will begin shipping on September 18th, 2019.

The whole idea of this controller release is to give gamers who are using the retro side of the Nintendo Switch Online service (required for the initial purchase of the controller) an excuse to pick up the controller their games were designed to be played with. Nintendo has also put a limit to the amount of controllers that can be purchased, as the website states that there is a "Limit four per Nintendo Account".

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Dragon Quest XI S: for Switch releases with Dragon Quest 1-3, Sept 27

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 49 mins ago

The long awaited launch of Dragon Quest XI S on the Nintendo Switch isn't almost upon us and as a surprise addition, Dragon Quest I-III will also be coming to the hand held console.

The announcement comes from the official Dragon Quest Twitter page who shared an image of the three titles with some of their respective game art. The image says that players will be able to "discover the three legendary RPGs that started it all!". The launch of these three older titles being on the same day as the latest Dragon Quest installment coming to Switch is clearly planned additional content for players who might want to eventually pick up the whole series on Switch.

In other news about Dragon Quest, 'Hero' who represents several of the different Dragon Quest protagonists has been invited to join Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and is currently available to purchase and play. Check out more about 'Hero', and his massive impact in the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate scene here.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 64-player Ground War mode added to beta

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 47 mins ago

The first part of the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare exclusively came to the PS4, but now that is over PC and Xbox One gamers can join in on the action. How about 32v32?

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Infinity Ward has updated open beta players with a brand new message that says that players can expect a new game mode to be introduced to live beta testers starting on Saturday, September 21. The new game mode will be 32v32 game mode called Ground War and players will be jumping into some raw wide-spread action on a new map called Karst River Quarry.

The Infinity War message reads as follows: "Thank you for playing the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Beta! We hope you're enjoying everything we've shown you so far, but we aren't done yet! On Saturday, September 21, during weekend two of the Beta, we'll be taking your multiplayer experience to the next level. Taking place on a new map, Karst River Quarry, you'll get your hands-on 32v32 warfare in a new mode, Ground War."

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Netflix secures 5-year streaming deal for Seinfeld, starting 2021

By: Jak Connor | HT & Movies | Posted: 3 hours, 33 mins ago

There is an ever-growing amount of streaming platforms that are coming out and snatching up the rights to TV shows and movies. Netflix is one of these platforms and they have now got a new 5-year deal with one of the most successful sitcom TV shows of all time.

The new Netflix deal focuses in on Jerry Seinfeld's and Larry Davids 'Seinfeld' sitcom, which will feature all 180 episodes of the Emmy-Award winning show. The episodes will come to Netflix and be available worldwide starting sometime during 2021. At the moment, Seinfeld is currently available on Hulu where it has been since 2015.

Netflix will be losing the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe when Disney+ launches their goliath Disney IP-filled streaming platform. Netflix will also be losing Friends and The Office in the somewhat near future, so the company has to make some quick moves into picking up some culturally popular TV shows such Seinfeld, while also providing as much Netflix produced content as possible.

Twitch streamer banned over sexually suggestive fighting game costume

By: Jak Connor | Online Video | Posted: 4 hours, 42 mins ago

Twitch streamer Quqco has announced that she has been banned from Twitch for violating the websites streaming guidelines, her offense comes under "sexually suggestive content or activities".

The ban happened when Quqco did a weekend stream in a cosplay outfit, and dressed up as the Street Fighter character Chun-Li. As both PCGamer and Kotaku note, most casual Street Fighter fans know that Chun-Li's outfit features a high thigh-cut slit. Quqco also was aware of this and even "brought [the skirt] one size up to ensure that the slit wasn't too high."

Quqco mentioned to Kotaku that this ban was a targeted attack by "a group of trolls" who have previously reported her in mass. She said "I am immediately reported because I've been branded a thot". From the ban, non-followers and followers of Quqco have taken to Twitter to express their concerns with Twitch's power to pick and choose what content has broken their Terms of Service and why.

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Google confirms it'll unveil new Pixel 4 phones on October 15

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 5 hours, 11 mins ago

Google will be launching its next-gen Pixel 4 family of smartphones on October 15 according to media invites going around, with Google changing things up with its first 90Hz display on the new Pixel 4 phones.

The first member of the new Pixel 4 family will be the regular Pixel 4 with a 5.6-inch AMOLED screen and 2280 x 1080 resolution, while the larger Pixel 4 XL should rise up with a 6.2-inch AMOLED screen and 2960 x 1440p resolution. Both of these displays should feature a smooth 90Hz refresh rate.

Google will ship the new Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL (and any other members of the Pixel 4 family) with Android 10 as well as 6GB of RAM, and what should be a kick ass camera system. We're being told to expect a dual-camera rig with a 12-megapixel and 16-megapixel snapper on the back and Google's usual camera software magic on top.

Astronomers find the biggest neutron star to date, 2.7x the Sun's mass

By: Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 5 hours, 51 mins ago

Astronomers were going about their rounds in search for gravitational waves and stumbled across the biggest neutron star discovered to date.

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The findings were published in Nature Astronomy and are from the National Science Foundation-funded NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center. Astronomers at the West Virginia University were using the Green Bank Telescope in Pocahontas County to observe the star which has been titled J0740+6620.

J0740+6620 is a rapidly spinning pulsar star that harbors 2.17 times the mass of the Sun which is staggering 333,000 times the mass of the Earth. What is most interesting though is that this neutron star is only 20-30 kilometers across, breaching the known limits of how massive and compact a single object can be without converting itself into a black hole. For more information about the recently discovered neutron star, check out this article here.

NASA astronauts begin Moon landing gravity training in huge water tank

By: Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 6 hours, 49 mins ago

Being an Astronaut is no walk in the park, there is numerous different tests you must pass before you strap on a space suit and get blasted off to a nearby planet or Moon.

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One of these tests is being able to operate confidently in low-gravity, so NASA has begun their low-gravity simulation training in a huge water tank at the Johnson Space Center. Since the Moon has much less mass than Earth, its gravitational pull is considerably less than Earths. In fact the Moon's gravity is exactly 83.3% less than Earths, meaning that when on the Moon an objects weight is reduced to 16.6% of what it would be on Earth.

While training in a water tank in weighted suits isn't a one-to-one simulation of the gravitational change, its the best we can do as a human race for the time being. NASA has given a statement regarding the training, "NASA astronauts wear weighted vests and backpacks to simulate walking on the Moon, which has one-sixth the gravity of Earth. Astronauts Drew Feustel and Don Pettit are among those training in the massive pool, which is used primarily to train astronauts for spacewalks aboard the International Space Station."

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GIGABYTE's next-gen Z490 board leaks ahead of Intel Comet Lake CPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Posted: 7 hours, 31 mins ago

We know it's coming -- but GIGABYTE, did you have to fire off the flares like this? Intel's next-gen Comet Lake (and still on 14nm) CPUs are on their way, and with it will come new 400-series motherboards.

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GIGABYTE is preparing 8 new Z490 series motherboards, 10 different B460 motherboards, and 6 different H410 boards. We are to expect a bunch of them in full-sized ATX as well as right down to the micro-ATX offerings -- all supporting the first non-HEDT 10-core processors from Intel in the form of the new Comet Lake family of CPUs.

The new information is coming from GIGABYTE submitting its range of Z400-series motherboards to the Eurasian Economic Commission registration process.

There's nothing else known about the CPUs -- but I'm sure those blanks will be filled in the coming (maybe plus-plus-plus or minus a few) weeks.

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