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Epic invests $100 million into eSports scene for Fortnite

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 14 mins ago

Fortnite is on a train of success that doesn't seem to have an ending in sight, with developer Epic Games pledging a huge $100 million into Fortnite and its future in eSports.




The Fortnite team wrote on the Epic blog: "Since the launch of Fortnite: Battle Royale we've watched the passion for community competition grow and can't wait to empower you to battle with the best". The team continues: "We're getting behind competitive play in a big way, but our approach will be different. We plan to be more inclusive and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game".


Epic Games' massive $100 million investment isn't over the next couple of years, it's for the first season of Fortnite's eSports run. This means we can expect some big cash prizes, Fortnite championship events and livestreams, and so much more in the next 12 months.

NZXT announces Battle Royale H700i 'Ninja Edition' case

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 1 hour, 15 mins ago

NZXT knows its audience and customer base well, with the unveiling of their Limited Edition H700 PUBG case and now the new release of its new H700i Ninja Edition.




The new H700i Ninja Edition has the same feature set as the normal H700i, except that pro gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is featured all across this beautiful work of art. Ninja's logo is radium-etched into the tempered-glass side panel, custom pant and artwork was personally chosen by Ninja himself, with two exclusive Ninja-themed stickers included.




NZXT founder and CEO Johnny Hou explains: "What Ninja has done for PC gaming and the gaming community at large is nothing short of amazing. The H700i Ninja Edition celebrates this and is the perfect way for those who share his passion to show off their love for both Ninja and the world's most popular game".

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PUBG performance improvements, limb penetration coming soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 16 mins ago

PUBG has never been the most optimized game on the market, especially when you compare it to the more mainstream Fortnite (which also runs on Unreal Engine 4), but it doesn't mean the development team is sitting around doing nothing.




PUBG community lead Ryan Rigney posted on the official PUBG subreddit, where he said the team is working on a bunch of new stuff that will make Battlegrounds fans happy. Rigney said: "If you're worried about us just forgetting about it-we haven't. I'm currently working with the devs on a 'dev letter' to dig into some specific steps we're taking on performance. I feel your pain on the performance problems... my machine has been struggling too, recently. But I hope you guys don't stop giving reps like me the benefit of the doubt when we say we're working on it. This stuff simply takes time".


Personally, I think the sheer mention of limb penetration has me more excited, with Rigney adding: "Btw limb penetration is coming. We've found a pretty elegant solution for it. Will share more when it's ready".

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Intel and Micron reveal industry's first QLC NAND flash

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: 2 hours, 51 mins ago

Intel and Micron continue their relationship over flash technology, with the two companies announcing the production and shipment of the industry's first step into 4-bits-per-cell 3D NAND flash, AKA as QLC (quad-level cell).




QLC is even denser than triple-level cell (TLC) NAAND flash memory, which means we can expect even larger, faster SSDs in the near future. Micron Executive Vice President, Technology Development, Scott DeBoer explains: "With the introduction of 64-layer 4bits/cell NAND technology, we are achieving 33 percent higher array density compared to TLC, which enables us to produce the first commercially available 1 terabit die in the history of semiconductors".


Micron is the first with a QLC-based SSD with their new 5120 ION SSD that is for the enterprise market, where we'll first see higher capacities before faster QLC-based SSDs arrive. Micron said that their new ION SSD range will be available in massive 1.92TB through to 7.68TB later this year, pretty damn incredible.

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Red Dead Redemption running at 8K on Unreal Engine 4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 16 mins ago

Red Dead Redemption is a fine looking game on its own two feet, but what about when it's being rendered at 8K? It's an entirely different game.



UHDGaming has posted a video from a fan remake of RDR that is running on Unreal Engine 4 that sees it rendering at 7680x4320, and it looks glorious. The original Red Dead Redemption was a PlayStation exclusive, with news that RDR2 could be released on the PC, this could whet our appetite for the sequel possibly being released on the PC.

Battlefield V key art leaked

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 8 mins ago

Battlefield V's marquee artwork has been shown off ahead of schedule thanks to an early page on Sony's PlayStation Network.




Tomorrow EA and DICE are set to showcase Battlefield V's new content, mechanics and storyline during an official reveal event, but a small piece of the surprise has been unwrapped already. The art popped up as part of a event reminder pane on the PS Network that adds even more evidence of a World War II setting.


The shooter will have familiar features like an episodic War Stories-driven campaign mode with a co-op twist, and there've been rumors about a battle royale mode to boot.


Battlefield V will be unveiled tomorrow at 4PM EST on YouTube, Twitch, and console-based streams via Xbox LIVE and PlayStation Network.

PS5 won't launch before Fall 2020, NPD analyst predicts

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 28 mins ago

During today's corporate strategy meeting Sony Interactive Entertainment President John Kodera said that the PlayStation 4's lifecycle is essentially winding down, which paves the way for the new PlayStation 5 console. But when will it release? There's no rush, most analysts say.




The general consensus among games industry analysts is that Sony's next-gen PlayStation console won't arrive until 2020 or thereabouts. While no one knows for sure when Sony will launch the console and successively push the spotlight to the PS5, NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella predicts that the Japanese games-maker won't flip the switch until Fall 2020. This would coincide with Sony's Fiscal Year 2020 timeline ending on March 31, 2021, which falls in the company's current mid-term plan cycle.


"I'm forecasting PS5 no earlier than fall 2020, which would mean at least 3 more holidays of big releases to enjoy on the platform, and a perfectly normal cycle length. Just because a next gen is mentioned is meaningless to the breadth and depth of content that is coming," Mr. Piscatella wrote on Twitter.

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New Master Chief Collection update lets you install segments

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 9 hours, 49 mins ago

343i's new in-progress Master Chief Collection update lets you significantly reduce hard drive bloat.




One of the most annoying things about MCC and (Halo 5) is having to download and install so much content. The Xbox One is quite slow at installing disc-based games, but the frustration amplifies when you have to download gigabytes worth of content online--all of which fill up your hard drive quite fast. When I first played MCC I wanted a singular option: to be able to separate the games as components or "modules" if you will rather than having to download or install the whole package at once.


Now 343 Industries is delivering this option. Albeit belated, the update is quite welcome, and is part of The Master Chief Collection's Intelligent Delivery system. With this system gamers can now select various pieces of the four Halo games to install. Want to just play Halo 2 Anniversary's campaign? You'll be able to isolate that mode and download/install it, and even if you choose to install the entire shebang, you can set certain games/modes as priority over others.

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Sony to continue strong first-party IP focus

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 41 mins ago

Sony today affirmed that it will continue pumping resources, R&D, and cashflow into the development of new and existing IPs to fortify the PlayStation banner across the PS4 era and beyond.




Japanese hardware giant Sony recently outlined its next mid-term plan for business operations, which sees various segments being streamlined for optimum revenue generation. Sony's most lucrative branch, the Games and Network Services segment, won't change too much in terms of focus: Sony asserts that production of new first-party content will continue onward alongside increased focus on the PlayStation Network's services and PS hardware. The current generation has taught us that big first-party blockbusters like God of War and Horizon: Zero Dawn are bona-fide system-sellers, helping the PS4 family of systems reach new heights of 79.4 million sales worldwide.


The PS Network is the bedrock of the PlayStation brand and the company wants to get as many people subscribed to PS Plus and other services, and arguably more importantly, properly engaged on the network. Digital sales and subscriptions are part of the ecosystem but games are the main driving force for the brand itself--after all, it's the games that attract people in the first place. To further this strong growth Sony says that it will "aim to strengthen its content IP by creating and utilizing IP for first-party titles and harnessing growth opportunities in areas such as add-on content."

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Hideo Kojima teases E3 2018 showcase for Death Stranding

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 45 mins ago

The Kojima Productions founder, Hideo Kojima has teased a Death Stranding experience at this years E3 through at tweet featuring a screenshot.



This tweet came shortly after Naughty Dog's Vice President, Neil Druckmann teased an appearance for The Last of Us Part II with a tweet saying "T-minus 3 weeks. #E32018". The very same quote came with Kojima tweeting a screenshot of moss with the caption "+1 on the T-minus 3 weeks. #E32018 DecimaxKojima=DS."


Both of these titles and Sucker Punch Productions' Ghost of Tsushima and Insomniac Games' Marvel's Spider-Man are going to be the center spotlight for Sony Interactive Entertainment for E3 this year. As we lead closer into the event we could see some more of these teasers as the companies will be trying to increase the hype as much as possible.

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