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Blitzchung Responds to Blizzard's Decision

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However, a six-month suspension seemed more appropriate in retrospect, so Blitzchung will be allowed back in the Hearthstone pro circuit after that time, Brack said. "I understand that my act could take the conversation away from the goal of the event", he wrote in a loosely translated tweet . That issue made news earlier this month when a Houston Rockets official tweeted views on Hong Kong that caused Chinese officials to move to penalize the National Basketball Association. Read More »

Google Stadia launches November 19

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For Stadia Founder's Edition and Premiere Edition users, Google Stadia will begin rolling out on November 19, 2019, starting at 9AM PST/5PM BST/6PM CET. The free version of Stadia is expected to come out in early 2020, but it will be limited to 1080p at 60fps. Keep an eye on your inbox as Google will send a message when your order ships and another with a code to activate your Stadia account and Stadia Pro service. Read More »

Konami reveals new Silent Hill game that will disappoint fans

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They developed some genuinely awesome games back in the day, such as the Silent Hill series, and Metal Gear Solid . As it seems, Konami did not ditch Silent Hill . "This cabinet is a striking combination of sleek entertainment, premium packaging, and player comfort, backed by a rich library of original titles", Konami Gaming vice president and chief commercial officer Tom Jingoli added. Read More »

Safari in iOS sends some Safe Browsing data to Tencent

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It doesn't help that users are anxious about China's influence on tech, either. The feature has been sending user data to Google Safe Browsing to cross-reference URLs against Google's blacklist for some time but it's unclear when the firm started sending data to Tencent. Read More »

Lawsuit to allege Fortnite as addictive as drugs

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Epic Games' Fortnite is under fire after a Montreal law firm has requested authorization to launch a class-action lawsuit against the developer with claims it did not warn its users about the possibility of addiction, according to a report from CBC . Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Fold pre-order round 2 happening on 18th October

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What's new? Well, One UI based on Android 10 is created to simplify and streamline interactions, bringing a more unified UI to Samsung's phones , tablets and more. Again in November 2018, Samsung product advertising and marketing director Hassan Anjum revealed the "New Infinity" display - a notch-much less, bezel-much less panel which hides the cameras below the show. Read More »

Microsoft Continues to Struggle with Windows Updates

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The company while confirming the problems related to the Start Menu and promising an update by the end of October, has been silent on some of the other issues that users have posted on the above page. A small, non-disruptive update is likely to be music to the ears of anyone who was burned by Windows 10's October 2018 update , which Microsoft was forced to pull after reports emerged that it was deleting files from its users' PCs . Read More »

Google's unannounced Nest Mini looks very much like the Home Mini

This part is a no-brainer as everything about these phones has been leaked not only by the press, but by Google themselves to an extent. The phones have an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Since one was in Euros , and the other in Canadian Dollars , it's hard to know how those would translate into United States dollars due to regional differences. Read More »

Your Fortnite V-bucks and items weren’t eaten by the black hole

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Going against the conventions of how a game introduces a new field or a map, Fornite quite literally ended the game with " The End " event, leaving people with a black hole, literally and metaphorically. While players have spent the past ten seasons (spread out over a few years) playing on the same map, Fortnite Chapter 2 looks to be turning all of that on its head. Read More »

Apple pulls iOS 13.2 Beta for iPad Pro following bricking reports

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Users can toggle the new advanced Siri and Record button to opt-out of the program. However, with the program seemingly complete, it probably will not be far away. The scale of the operation is huge, with contractors listening to up to 1, 000 Siri recordings a day. As having both Amazon and Google , with the help of the author of the program. Read More »

OnePlus 7T Pro announced, not coming to the US

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In September, the company has released two back-to-back open beta updates of OxygenOS 10.0 for the OnePlus 7 series. The OnePlus 7T Pro features a number of enhancements over the OnePlus 7 Pro. After all, the new OnePlus 7T is one of the first devices to launch the OS and the OnePlus 7. Both the smartphones do not support expandable storage via microSD card. Read More »

Alexa is now bilingual

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She has a new voice for her new language. Amazon has finally brought Spanish language support for its Alexa-enabled devices to Alexa users in the US. Amazon stated the opposite multi-lingual modes for Canada and India (French and Hindi, mixed with English), may even be out there, however didn't say once they can be totally rolled out. Read More »

Call of Duty Modern Warfare Won't Have Loot Boxes, Says Dev

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People don't like supply drops and loot boxes right now , so as soon as they read something about those, they instantly feel a sense of repulsion from the game that sports them. Discovering this, the fanbase reacted harshly, in memory of the annoying loot box system present in Black Ops 4 . Additionally, all weapons, perks, attachments, and so on should be earned through in-game progression-just like in the original 2007 iteration of CoD: Modern Warfare . Read More »

Payday 3 is Expected to Arrive in 2022

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Starbreeze is the Swedish developer behind the Payday series. Now, Payday happens to be the biggest supplier of paydays in the company and it's no wonder Starbreeze banking on it to pull them out, but the aforementioned statement assumes the following two things. Read More »

PUBG Mobile is now the most profitable mobile game ever

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For comparison, rival shooters PUBG Mobile and Fortnite managed 28 million and 22.5 million their own launch weeks respectively. This helped to gather feedback and better understand the upcoming changes in the game, as well as more details on a new mode, Free for All. Read More »

US Places Top Chinese Artificial Intelligence Firms On Trade Blacklist

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By being placed on the " entity list ", the firms are barred from buying products from American companies without Washington's approval. The restrictions, announced by the state department on Tuesday, come a day after the U.S. China has "strongly urged" the USA government to remove Chinese firms from its blacklist and to stop accusing them of breaching human rights laws ahead of trade negotiations scheduled for over the coming week. Read More »

Fortnite has reached 'the end', but unlocks and V-Bucks are safe

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As The End live event started, the game was no longer playable and left users with a black screen. They will still be there when the game returns for season 11 - whenever that might be. In what's actually a fantastic marketing trick for one of the most important gaming sensations of the last few years, Fortnite gamers found themselves unable to play their favorite game after a meteor hit the virtual world. Read More »

Orange Google Pixel 4 Makes a Paparazzi Appearance

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According to 9to5Google, which first spotted the listing, that was later taken down, the pre-order listing highlight four key Pixel 4 points with the camera being the first one, which is obvious, given this is the USP of Google's phones. Read More »

'Not just a piece of land': PM Modi on Kashmir, Ladakh

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Although many curbs, including those on movement have been eased, mobile telephone and internet connections in the Kashmir valley, home to around seven million people, remain cut off. "We are working to bring the situation to normal". "It will not take more than four months to normalise the kind of situation that prevailed there for 40 years", he assured. Read More »

Rockstar shares first Red Dead Redemption 2 PC screenshots

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Everything about the screenshots looks fantastic, and if you're like us, and are always looking for the prettiest visuals in games, then Red Dead Redemption 2 looks to be setting itself up quite nicely to wow everyone who picks it up. We also have two new Gang Hideouts , both of which are tied to the Del Lobos gang, with two new Treasure Maps taking us to riches too. The new weapons include an M1899 Pistol , Evans Repeater , High Roller Revolver , and Le Mat Revolver . Read More »

Fortnite The End arrives this weekend: When to watch, what to expect

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The event began off much like last season's. Whatever happens next, CNET argues the moment was an "unprecedented move for a game this popular". It's not exactly as exciting as the fast-paced action of Fortnite , but it's enough to keep things interesting until we are transported out of this black hole. Read More »

Everything we know so far about Google Pixel 4 series

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That's a long line of color options for the Pixel 4 series which is nearly similar to what Apple offers for the iPhone XR and iPhone 11. Moreover, the wallpaper shows the iconic Google colors as well with dark blue and a style matching the promo video and banner leaked previously. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Fold 5G: Foldable and not as expensive as an iPhone

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The Galaxy Watch Active 2 was also announced alongside the Watch 4G, and it comes in two kinds of build profiles. On the front, there is an 8MP camera for selfies and video calls. It is compatible with Samsung smartphones and with Airtel and Jio network. The Samsung Galaxy Fold comes with dual display. The Watch Active2 can manually track more than 39 workouts with seven of them getting activated automatically- including running, walking, cycling, swimming, rowing machine, elliptical ... Read More »

PS5’s controller features improved haptic feedback including "adaptive triggers" that simulate tension

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For starters, Sony says that it's dropping the more conventional rumble features from the controller in favor of haptic feedback. In addition, adaptive triggers will be integrated into the L2/R2 buttons, allowing developers to specify different resistance levels in order to simulate the feel of in-game actions like drawing a bow and arrow or accelerating a vehicle. Read More »

Apex Legends Gets Halloween-Themed Fight or Fright Event Next Week

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All Fight or Fright cosmetics can be purchased either directly or via Event Apex Packs . You'll find plenty to get on with during the Fight or Fright event . To get further into that spooky spirit, each Fight or Fright Collection Character Skin will also come with 2 themed quips. All items will be available via crafting, direct purchase or Event Apex Packs , and if you get all of them you'll also get the Lifeline Heirloom Set for free , which will also be available as a bonus ... Read More »

Switch has sold over 10 million units in Europe

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You complete puzzles and challenges created to calculate your Brain Age , with the hope that daily exercises will see your Brain Age score improve the more you play. If you're connected to the internet and have a Nintendo Switch Online membership, you can show your training results in the game's rankings and compete with friends! Unfortunately, Nintendo of America remains quiet about the status of Brain Training here in the US. Read More »

Blizzard: Every Voice Matters, Just Don't Talk Politics in Esports

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The suspension for Blitzchung and the Taiwanese shoutcasters who were interviewing him is now six months, as "a outcome for taking the conversation away from the objective of the event and disrupting or derailing the broadcast". It has been an interesting week for Blizzard Activision , to say the least. For tournament prizing, I quoted what Blizzard said on the official website, they mention that I played fair in the tournament and they believe I should receive my prizing. Read More »

Apple plans to build its own 5G modem in 2022 iPhones

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Specifically "a source with knowledge of the company's plans" told Fast Company that Apple is aiming for 2022. According to a recent report from Fast Company , Apple is expected to launch its first iPhone model with a 5G modem by September 2020 with a Qualcomm chip inside. Read More »

The Twitter for Mac app returns, finally

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And yes - there's a catch. It's actually a Mac-tailored port of Twitter's iPad app, created with macOS Catalina's Project Catalyst tech, which lets developers easily port iPad apps to run on the Mac. For example, for some unusual reason, the Twitter app has a double-toolbar which just looks odd. Over the years, Twitter for Mac and Twitter for iOS diverged as Twitter increasingly focused on its mobile apps. Read More »

Pixelbook Go Leaked Ahead of Google Event

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Google assured that Google Pixel 4 XL features a dual rear camera of 12 megapixels and 16 megapixels and a front camera of 8 megapixels with 4k and 1080 video resolution respectively. It will have more rounded corners and edges and will be available in different colours. The top of the screen has a 2MP webcam along with a pair of far-field microphones for catching "Hey Google " keywords to activate the integrated assistant. Read More »

Fortnite is dead, long live Fortnite Chapter 2

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A new map certainly seems in line with the alleged title of the update: Fortnite Chapter 2 . If so, this Week 10 Loading Screen makes sense. Would you like to see Fortnite take on a whole new map, potentially with new gameplay mechanics to boot? It would be very surprising to have Fortnite players battling it out on a barren, virtually destroyed map for a few days. Read More »

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Lite rumored to launch in Europe

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The source also doesn't specifically say that the Galaxy Note 10 Lite won't be available in other shades, just that it will be available in black and red. It's a valid point, because the Galaxy Note 10 Lite kind of already exists in the form of the Galaxy S10, but perhaps the design and form factor will stay the same and the specs will decrease. Read More »

Nikon pushes out first Z-mount, DX-format mirrorless

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The Z50 can record 4K videos at 120p slow-motion, time-lapse and interval timer modes with in-camera video trimming and up to 20 Creative Picture Controls. When paired with the new lenses, Dual Detect Optical VR is enabled on the Z50 to help avoid camera shake when shooting. Nikon has released a detailed lens lineup chart that shows what NIKKOR Z lenses will be available all the way up to 2021. Read More »