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School Shooting Game Angers Steam Users, Developer 'Likely' Changing It School Shooting Game Angers Steam Users, Developer 'Likely' Changing It
- May 29, 2018

The company said Active Shooter isn't even the most violent game available on Steam's platform, citing games like Hatred , Postal and Carmaggedon, which tasks players with killing others indiscriminately. While America has averaged one school shooting per week this year, a new video game is facing backlash on Monday for its lack of sensitivity. The game called " Active Shooter ", and that's exactly what it simulates. (more...)
PUBG creators to sue Fortnite for copying Battle Royale PUBG creators to sue Fortnite for copying Battle Royale
- May 29, 2018

The news about the lawsuit has not gone down well with the Fortnite or PUBG communities, with one post denouncing PUBG Corp's decision making it to the top of the /r/PUBATTLEGROUNDS subreddit. More than half of Fortnite watchers were tuned in to popular streamer Ninja, a former PUBG player who ditched it for Fortnite earlier this year. (more...)
Fortnite’s Close Encounters LTM has been disabled thanks to bugs Fortnite’s Close Encounters LTM has been disabled thanks to bugs
- May 28, 2018

Worst case, you can wait until the end of the week once everyone else has completed the challenge. Epic Games has clarified the reasoning for the removal of the "Close Encounters" limited time mode in Fortnite Battle Royale , replacing it with the fan favorite " Solid Gold " mode. (more...)
Web privacy activist files combined $8.8 billion complaints against Facebook and Google Web privacy activist files combined $8.8 billion complaints against Facebook and Google
- May 28, 2018

Unable to meet the GDPR deadline, major news publications such as The Los Angeles Times , The Chicago Tribune , The New York Daily News , The Orlando Sentinel and The Baltimore Sun were all blocked from European readers as of Friday. (more...)
Epic details new Playground mode for Fortnite Epic details new Playground mode for Fortnite
- May 28, 2018

That is very cool news for those of us waiting to hear more details. Epic also announced that they will be setting aside $100 million for prize pools for upcoming Fortnite tournaments which will begin later this year going into 2019. (more...)
State of Decay 2 Quickly Breaks 1 Million Players After Release State of Decay 2 Quickly Breaks 1 Million Players After Release
- May 28, 2018

Since Early Access for the Ultimate Edition on May 18 and the global release of the Standard Edition earlier this week, six million combined hours of gameplay have been logged. If you haven't picked up State of Decay 2 yet and are interested, you can purchase the Standard Edition for $29.99 or the Ultimate Edition for $49.99 , the latter of which includes a copy of the first game. (more...)
YouTube Music To Supplant Google Play Music YouTube Music To Supplant Google Play Music
- May 27, 2018

Experts expect YouTube's newfound popularity as a music streaming service will create ripples in the domestic music industry as it catches up with other global online music providers such as Spotify or Apple Music after the recent creation of YouTube's "Music Premium". (more...)
‘Battlefield V’ Reveal Trailer Takes The Series To World War II ‘Battlefield V’ Reveal Trailer Takes The Series To World War II
- May 27, 2018

Yes, the limited trial will not contain the full game, but it will offer a general view of how game schematics work when they are tested out by players, and we bet that this trial will also contain some new storylines apart from the multiplayer mode. (more...)
Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 with 5.5-inch Display and 2GB RAM Launched Samsung Galaxy Wide 3 with 5.5-inch Display and 2GB RAM Launched
- May 27, 2018

Stabilisation is also available right up to the top resolution/frame rate combination and whilst it's slightly less fluid when pushed compared to the phone's 4K 30fps video (or equivalent iPhone footage), it still proves very capable indeed. (more...)
Far Cry 5's Hours of Darkness DLC Gets New Trailer, Release Date Far Cry 5's Hours of Darkness DLC Gets New Trailer, Release Date
- May 27, 2018

Meanwhile, Far Cry 5 has also received Vietnam-inspired update today adding various assets themed around Hours of Darkness , which can be implemented into both new and existing maps within the game's Arcade Mode. Hours of Darkness is set during the Vietnam war. That, and all future theme-based DLC assets will be added to Arcade for free to all players. You play as Far Cry 5 story character Wendell "Red" Redler, but in a different period in time. (more...)
PayPal Now Fully Integrates With Google Accounts PayPal Now Fully Integrates With Google Accounts
- May 27, 2018

PayPal , which had 237 million active accounts worldwide as of Q1 2018, is becoming a highly versatile payment platform with continued integrations with Google. iZettle is now in a dozen markets outside of the United States, giving PayPal a greater foothold in those countries. The company is focused on giving the "unbanked" a pathway to contribute to the digital economy, especially as companies like Uber and Airbnb require digital payments, per The Wall Street Journal . (more...)
YouTuber and video games critic John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain dies aged 33 YouTuber and video games critic John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain dies aged 33
- May 27, 2018

He also said of his illness, "There is literally nothing I can do about it other than try to manage the pain as best as possible and stay as hydrated as possible to ease the pressure on the liver". He soon found success and, at the time of his death, his TotalBiscuit YouTube page has over 2.2m subscribers. Despite previously going into remission, the cancer returned a year ago and spread to his liver and spine. (more...)
God of War tops 5 million sales in its first month God of War tops 5 million sales in its first month
- May 27, 2018

The other for Sony to "digging up past assets" is to start releasing a virtual console of some sorts for the PS 1 on the PS 4. Guy-Laurent Epstein, Uefa's marketing director, said: " PlayStation has been a valued partner of the Uefa Champions League for more than 20 years, so I am delighted that as we conclude another thrilling season together, we are able to celebrate a three-year extension to our relationship". (more...)
Moto G6 Now Available From Verizon for $240 Moto G6 Now Available From Verizon for $240
- May 27, 2018

New images have surfaced thanks to XDA-Developers and they show the Moto Z3 Play along with a 5G Moto Mod. Both will also be available from Moto Hub stores across the country as well. The Moto G6 Play is powered by an octa-core Snapdragon 427 chipset which is coupled with 2GB of RAM clocked at 1.4 GHz with an Adreno 505 GPU. At the front, the Moto G6 plus features an 8MP, f/2.2 camera with LED flash. (more...)
F-150 Raptor Climbs Ahead With New Shocks, Seats & Tech F-150 Raptor Climbs Ahead With New Shocks, Seats & Tech
- May 27, 2018

Hermann Salenbauch, the global director of Ford Performance vehicle programs says of the truck: " Raptor's success is rooted in its incredible suspension, superb vehicle control and the confidence the truck instills in its owners ". All-new Recaro sport seats provide aggressive support with generous bolstering in the seat back and cushion. Power still comes from a 3.5-litre EcoBoost V6 engine making 336kW of power, hooked up to a 10-speed automatic transmission which has been retuned to ... (more...)
Samsung Has to Pay Apple $539M for Infringing Patents Samsung Has to Pay Apple $539M for Infringing Patents
- May 27, 2018

In 2012, Samsung was ordered to pay Apple $1.05 billion for the same patent violations. "We don't think it is supported by the evidence", Samsung attorney John Quinn told US District Court Judge Lucy Koh after the verdict was read in her courtroom in Silicon Valley. (more...)
Snapdragon 710 features X15 LTE modem, 4K HDR playback Snapdragon 710 features X15 LTE modem, 4K HDR playback
- May 27, 2018

Just like the flagship Snapdragon 845 , the new Snapdragon 710 is also built using the 10nm FinFET process. The Snapdragon 710 includes an enhanced Adreno 616 Visual Processing Subsystem to reduce power consumption during gaming and 4K HDR video playback. (more...)
Apple Issues Credit to iPhone Owners Who Missed Battery Discount Apple Issues Credit to iPhone Owners Who Missed Battery Discount
- May 26, 2018

There's been a supremely high demand for the battery replacements at the reduced rate, with some customers having to wait weeks for an available appointment at their local Apple Store. Apple has announced that it will be giving RM 240 worth of credit to certain iPhone owners that have replaced the battery on their out-of-warranty iPhone previous year. (more...)
Dark Souls Remastered launch trailer is a pretty gloomy affair Dark Souls Remastered launch trailer is a pretty gloomy affair
- May 26, 2018

Publisher Bandai Namco appear to have made the game available overnight, despite no official announcement being made. The Western release will come on the following day, on May 25 . With the arrival of the Dark Souls Remastered version, the beginning of what has become one of the gaming industry's most iconic and influential titles is finally available on current generation hardware. (more...)
Apple blocks Steam's plan to extend its video games to iPhones Apple blocks Steam's plan to extend its video games to iPhones
- May 26, 2018

Steam, the dominant online store for downloaded games played on Windows PCs, had planned to release a free mobile phone app called Steam Link so that gamers could continue playing on their mobile phones while away from their desktop machines. (more...)

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