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Rocket League to go 4K/60FPS on Xbox One X, likely crossplay

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 mins ago

Rocket League developers psyonix have taken to their website to announce that Rocket League on the Xbox One X is soon to get full 4K/60FPS support topped with amazing HDR.

 

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According to the announcement, Psyonix have one planned update left for 2018 and that is to bring Xbox One X players the best Rocket League experience that they can provide. The only way this can be achieved is if the developer rolls out a performance and graphical improvement update and that is exactly what they are doing, Rocket League is about to get Enhanced Xbox One X support. The update is currently planned for release in December and Psyonix will have another announcement leading up to the launch.

 

Throughout the announcement on their website, Psyonix also addressed the crossplay situation between Microsoft and Sony. Psyonix will be delaying the release of RocketID due to the progression being made towards crossplay between both platforms, "Sony's recent announcements regarding full cross-platform functionality, we can now make additional changes to prepare RocketID for ALL platforms should we receive permission to do so!" If you are interested in checking out the official post, visit the Rocket League website here.

SEGA announces Sonic franchise has shipped 800 million units

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 6 mins ago

When you think back the classic granddaddy of gaming titles, numerous titles such as Mario, Yoshi and DOOM come to mind. Tossed into that very same category is SEGA's legendary Sonic and judging by his sale numbers that claim has certainly been backed up.

 

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SEGA just released their finnicial reports regarding their most successful flagship titles and their sales numbers from their creation to present date. Of course, as completely expected, our very fast blue friend takes the crown as the companies most prized mascot. Sonic was first created in 1991 on the SEGA Genesis or known as the Mega Drive to those who lived outside of North America. Since then, the franchise has pushed the boundaries of sales as the blue hedgehog has managed to shift 800 million separate units.

 

Just to emphasize how truly big that number is, the second closest SEGA franchise next to Sonic is Puyo Puyo which was also released in 1991 and has only sold 27 million units. Even if you add up the sales on each of the other seperate SEGA franchises it doesn't even scratch close to what Sonic has done for the company. If you are interested in checking out the sales margins for SEGA's other franchises, visit the official financial report that has been released here.

Dynasty Warriors 8 hacks n' slashes its way onto the Switch

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 6 mins ago

Another title is on its way to the Nintendo Switch, this time round we have Koei Tecmo's Dynasty Warriors making its way over to the hand held console. Introducing, Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition DX for Switch.

 

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Now before you go and get all excited, it should be noted that back in November of 2017 Koei Tecmo brought Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires, Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada and Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate to the Nintendo Switch but never debuted a western release. This means that Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends could only be seeing a Japanese release, hope fully this is not the case as I'd assume many Switch owners in western markets would love to see these games on their hand-held console.

 

Jumping straight into what is included within the Complete Edition, from the announcement we will have scenarios, costumes and items. According to the announcement, the Complete Edition DX save data will be compatible with the other Warriors games that are on the Nintendo Switch. This means that players that already own Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires, Samurai Warriors: Spirit of Sanada, Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate and Warriors Orochi 4 could receive bonuses upon purchasing the Complete Edition. The planned launch date in Japan for Dynasty Warriors 8: Xtreme Legends Complete Edition DX is currently set for December 27th for both the physical and digital release.

Treasure hunt started for Dibalo III Eternal Collection

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 6 mins ago

In wake of the recently announced Diablo III Eternal Collection bundle, Blizzard has taken things a step further and announced a treasure hunt. Let the hunt for the Diablo III Eternal Collection and more begin!

 

 

According to the recent announcement, players over the age of 17 will have the opportunity to participate in a world-wide treasure hunt. Participants will be have to follow clues scattered throughout the internet and the real-world. Players will have to follow @Diablo on Twitter to receive clues, from these clues players can redeem Dibalo themed prizes from Blizzard.

 

Some of the prizes that will be given away throughout the treasure hunt are: Nintendo Switch Diablo III Eternal Collection Bundle, digital copies of the Diablo III for the Switch, replicas and much more. If you are interested in checking out the official Dibalo treasure hunt page, a link can be found to website here. If you want to check out the clues that have already been released, visit the official Diablo Twitter page here. A full list of the rewards and prizes has been provided in the entirety of the post.

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COD: Black Ops 4 patch unlocks FPS cap in ALL modes on PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 33 mins ago

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 has been out for about a week now, and as promised developer Treyarch have unleashed a new patch that removes the FPS cap in ALL modes of the game, including the exciting new battle royale mode 'Blackout'.

 

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The new patch includes a bunch of general issues being fixed, gameplay balances, and so much more. The general fixes include:

 

  • Resolved an issue where new players sometimes didn't have a default Calling Card on initial boot.
  • Improved an animation in the player's health bar when taking damage.
  • Resolved an issue where Prestiging a weapon wouldn't remove its attachments.
  • Fixed overhead names and rank for bots in the lobby.
  • General stability fixes.

Red Dead Redemption 2 requires 89GB HDD space

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 30 mins ago

Red Dead Redemption 2 is a little over 24 hours away from being available to pre-load, and now that we're close we know how much HDD space you'll need on your Xbox One or PS4. Rockstar has teased on Twitter that the Red Dead Redemption 2 launch trailer will debut October 18 at 10AM ET while pre-orders on digital format will kick off pre-loads on Friday at 12AM ET.

 

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Red Dead Redemption 2 comes in at 88.57GB on the Xbox One, while the PS4 version is a tad bigger requiring 89.2GB of free HDD space. Given that you'll be downloading close to 100GB, you might want to start pre-loading Red Dead Redemption 2 as soon as humanly possible. If you don't have the internet connection to handle the 90GB download, then getting the physical version of RDR 2 might be a good idea.

 

Sony PlayStation 4 owners are in for a treat over Xbox gamers, with a PS4 Pro bundle and limited time exclusive content for PS4 gamers.

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AMD's next-gen Zen 2: 13% IPC improvement, better perf soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 6 hours, 35 mins ago

AMD is expected to ramp up its fight against Intel in 2019 and beyond with the next-gen Zen 2 CPU architecture, with a fresh rumor regarding IPC improvements from Bits and Chips on Twitter.

 

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They tweeted that the IPC improvement between the first-gen Zen+ and upcoming Zen 2 architecture, with a 13% average increase in IPC performance in "scientific tasks" with "no gaming data" provided right now. AMD would have early samples of 7nm-based Zen 2 processors right now, with data intensive applications being tested and these CPUs not being ready for gaming it makes sense for no gaming data right now.

 

AMD enjoyed an IPC improvement of 3% between the Zen and Zen+ refresh, but the new Zen 2 architecture takes things to the next level... so too does the 7nm process node that AMD is making the new Zen 2 chips on.

 

AMD's next-gen EPYC 'Rome' CPU is being made on 7nm, where we could see a huge 64C/128T that would blow Intel out of the water since their best offering is a 28C/56T processor on the 14nm++ node. We should see the next-gen Ryzen 3000 series using the new 7nm Zen 2 CPU architecture, as well as the next-gen Ryzen Threadripper 3000 series when it's announced and released in 2019.

Fortnite update 6.10: PS4 Pro res jumps from 1080p to 1440p

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 30 mins ago

Epic Games has pushed out a new update to Fortnite, with the new v6.10 patch including some PS4 Pro specific optimizations that boost the rendering resolution.

 

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The developer notes on its website: "If your PS4 Pro is plugged into a 4K TV, the game now renders at 1440p instead of 1080p". There are also some "audio memory optimizations" for Xbox and "physics optimizations for cosmetic items".

 

As for events, this is what we can expect:

 

  • Each tournament has a series of scheduled dates and times that the competition will be run. A carousel of all upcoming competitions and times will be available for browsing, so you can plan and practice.
  • Every scheduled session is a completely clean slate with all players starting on an equal footing at the beginning of play.
  • Compete over the course of several hours to earn points by eliminating multiple opponents or surviving against the competition.
  • Players are matched against opponents with similar scores during the session.
  • Score enough points during any scheduled event session and you'll earn a golden pin for that tournament!

Fallout 76 Platinum Edition costs $115, DOESN'T INCLUDE GAME

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 45 mins ago

Oh, you thought spending $115 on the upcoming Fallout 76 Platinum Edition included the game? You idiot, of course it doesn't!

 

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Yeah, that's what is happening with Fallout 76 Platinum Edition, which costs $115 and doesn't even include a copy of the game. The $80 version in the Fallout 76 Tricentennial Edition includes the game, as does the Fallout 76 Power Armor Edition which costs $200. The one in the middle for $115, yeah you won't get a copy.

 

Bethesda says on its website that the Fallout 76 Platinum Edition doesn't include the game, but it only says that right at the end of the detailed guide on what the Platinum Edition comes with. The developer notes "Fallout 76 Game not included". It would be nice to see that at the top of the website, in bold. Not at the bottom like an afterthought.

 

Even if you drop $115 on Fallout 76 Platinum Edition, Bethesda won't be shipping any of them out until December 14.

This Zelda song is perfect for Halloween

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 22 mins ago

Looking for something to add that haunting sound to your Halloween festivities? Try out this orchestrated Zelda music.

 

 

There are few old-school sounds that invoke spooky feelings like The Legend of Zelda's dungeon tune. It's just so...creepy and gloriously maleficent. The tune is like an 8-bit funeral march that promises both adventure and danger, beckoning players through tombs and hallowed mausoleums that house monsters, titanic beasts, and the undead. The NES has a surprising array of eerie melodies that just worm their way into your imagination.

 

I honestly forgot about this track for a long, long time, and replaying Zelda 1 on the Nintendo Switch's NES library instantly brought back those old childhood feelings of fascinated dread. It's really a perfect Halloween tune. I think most people have heard it at some point and playing it at a gathering or party should call forth those old spectacular memories of yore--or at the very least have people asking what the hell it's from.

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