How to Play Call of Duty Mobile on PC (Tencent Gaming Buddy/Gameloop Emulator Guide)

Call of Duty Mobile is quickly gaining popularity and after being downloaded over 100+ million times after the first week, there’s a lot of players out there. But there are people who want to play it but aren’t comfortable playing on phone. This guide is for them and will tell you how to play Call of Duty Mobile on PC.

This game will run on low-end systems as well so you should be able to run it on any modern system.

So first, go onto google and search for Tencent Gaming Buddy. This will give you the proper link on top. We will also have the link in the description below. Tencent Gaming buddy is now known  as Game Loop and is the same emulator that runs PUBG Mobile and is the official emulator made by Tencent.

You will see a big download button, press that and it will start downloading. After it downloads, click on it to open it. Here, click on “Add icon” and press Start. Gameloop will now open.

From here, it is simple. On the top, you will find a search bar. Click on it and you should see the top recommended search to be Call of Duty Mobile. If it doesn’t show up then type in Call of Duty. Click on the game here and press Install on the right. Select international and press install.

Once the game is installed, it will launch giving you the option to play it. Once it loads, press Accept. Login with facebook and then choose your nickname and photo. After this, you will be directly put into the Tutorial for the game.

This will teach you the basics of the game. Once you complete this, you will get a basic tutorial of the menu system, the store, setting your loadout and finding matches.

Now if you have a somewhat powerful or good system, you can make the game look better. Doing that is also very simple. On the top bar of the emulator, you’ll find a button with three lines. Click on that, and then click on Setting. Once this opens, let’s go into the Game Tab.

As you can see, the settings for all the games you have installed on this shows up here. Scroll down to Call of Duty and pick either HD or 2K depending on your PC. The higher the resolution, the better the system you’ll need. Next, change Display Quality to HD and press save.

This will make the game almost like a PC game because it will clean up all the jagged edges and such. The game will be much more pleasing to the eyes and if you do decide to record it or stream, it will be a good experience for the viewers as well. Plus, you don’t really have to worry too much about about draining a battery on a laptop or PC.

Next, if you want to livestream the game then download and install OBS Studio on your system. From here you can record gameplay as well.

Keep in mind that when playing on an emulator you will usually get matched with other emulator players but since Call of Duty Mobile is still somewhat new, you might also get matched with mobile players.

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COD Modern Warfare – AK-47 Best Attachments and Loadout Guide

The AK47 is an extremely powerful rifle in Modern Warfare that unlocks pretty late. So let’s check out one of the best balanced loadouts for this gun.

The AK47 is one of the most highly recommended weapons to use in this game. It’s got a lot of power and with a bit of good aim, can drop enemies to the floor in an instant. The only sad part is that you need to play and level up to level 53 to unlock. You can use a loadout of the gun as part of the demolition class though to get a feel of the gun before you unlock it.

Enough about the gun though, let’s take a look at the best attachments to get a balanced AK 47 that’s great for objective based gameplay as well as a bit of aggressiveness.

Starting off with the Muzzle: Use the Muzzle Break

For the Barrel: Use Spetsnaz Elite

For the Stock: use the Skeleton Stock

For the Underbarrel: use the Tactical Foregrip

And finally for the Rear Grip: use the Rubberized Grip Tape

This attachment setup is all about versatility but excels at Objective Game modes. The attachments improve accuracy, range, mobility and control without harming the other stats much. This results in a gun that is a lot of fun to use.

Now that you’re done with the attachments, you’ll want a secondary weapon to go with this deadly AK47. So for the secondary I recommend the JOKR Launcher which will help you take out enemy kill streaks. 

Next up is Perks. Here’s you’ll want to use EOD for Perk 1. This perk will increase your resistance to non-killstreak explosives. So you’ll be able to stay alive for longer and eat more grenades before dying.

The next perk you’ll want to use is Ghost for Perk 2. This will hide you from digital surveillance meaning you wont show up on the radar. It also Hides your death markers. Which is great. If you’re more into utilizing Killstreaks, you can use Hardline.

For your last perk you’ll want Shrapnel which gives you an additional piece of lethal equipment. This increases your firepower and ability to clear out groups of enemies and objective points.

This perks helps you become very lethal but also helps hide you from enemies allowing you to flank them. 

For lethal equipment, you can use a frag grenade or Semtex. I personally use semtex because it can stick to surfaces which can help set up traps or to clear out areas. Plus, hearing the beeps before you get notified of your kills is very satisfying. 

For non-lethal i suggest using the Stun Grenade even though you can also use a Flashbang. Stun Grenades will heavily hinder the enemy’s ability to react making them sitting ducks. Works great when they’re grouped up.

Onwards we go to killstreaks.This heavily comes down to your playstyle. The first one you should get is the Personal Radar. This will help you get eyes on the enemy and will help you be prepared for what’s around the map.

The next one you should get is Counter UAV. When used with the Ghost perk, this will really help disorient enemies and disrupt their UAVs giving you the advantage.

And finally, you should get Cruise Missile. Time it well and you can clean up a majority of their team in one good hit.

Besides these you can also swap one of them for a VTOL which helps mop up the battlefield.

And finally for the field upgrade, you can Stopping Power if you want to deal out more damage or Trophy System to help keep you alive.

Stopping Power is great if you’ve got those low requirement kill streaks allowing you to shred enemies since it increases the damage dealt by your bullets.

While Trophy System is good if you’ve got something like the VTOL or White Phosphorus equipped which means you’ll want to stay alive longer. Trophy System does this by helping destroy lethal and tactical equipment so you’ll be temporarily safe from those. 

That’s about it. You now have a strong, versatile AK47 loadout that will help you crush enemies with ease. As always, you can change certain things up a bit to make them more tuned towards your playstyle.

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Guide – How To Stream PUBG Mobile/COD Mobile From Your Phone (No PC or Laptop Required)

Let’s say you bought a new gaming phone to play PUBG mobile, and now you want to get into streaming. But sadly, you don’t have a capture card or a PC to be able to do that. Worry not, because we’re right here to tell you that you can stream by using just your smartphone. And we’ll tell you exactly how you can do that.

Now, most phones can handle gaming these days, but streaming is an additional, intensive task so you will need a phone with a good processor and memory. We recommend a phone with at least 4GB RAM or more, as any phone with lower memory may not be able to handle streaming while playing at the same time. For our purpose, we’ll be using the Nubia Red Magic 3, which has a Snapdragon 855 processor and 8 GB RAM, making it perfect for gaming and streaming. 

  • The first thing that you’ll need to do is download an app that lets you stream to Facebook or YouTube. There are a few options, but we’ll be using Omlet Arcade for our use case. So, step 1, head over to the Google Play Store and download the app. 
  • Once you have the app, the next step is to sign into it, or create a new account on Omlet Arcade if you don’t have one already. Then you get to the main screen. It will ask you for a bunch of permissions, for overlay, access to microphone and camera, so click on ok to proceed. 
  • On the bottom panel, you’ll see a bunch of icons, that let you stay updated with different things. To start the livestream, tap on the plus icon in the middle. You’ll see 4 icons pop up. Tap on the Go live icon. 
  • The app will then ask you to choose the game you want to stream. Choose, the game, which in our case will be PUBG Mobile, because why not?

The app will then ask you the platform to which you’d like to stream. You can stream to Omlet arcade itself, or if you want to stream to Facebook, YouTube or Twitch, you’ll have to connect the account, and authorize access from there. Tap on next, and you’ll be taken to the settings screen, where you can setup your live output, including the stream quality and overlay notifications. The settings icon on the top right gives you access to more options. Here you can enable or disable the camera and microphone, put in some preset background music, set up a delay or enable low latency. After that, just hit start and you should be live. 

You’ll see a bubble with the omlet arcade icon, which you can tap to access the settings once the stream is actually live. Once you’re done, just tap on the stop icon on the left and you can then check out your stream on YouTube. And that’s how you get started with streaming on a mobile phone, without any need for external hardware.

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PUBG Mobile Drop Zone Guide For Sanhok and Vikendi – Best Drop and Loot Points For Beginners

In the previous guide, we told you about the best drop points for finding loot and surviving the early game on Erangel and Miramar. In this one, we’re going to tell you about some of the best drop zones for beginners on Vikendi and Sanhok.

But before that, a few general tips applicable for every game:

  • The first thing you need to do is check your flight path in the map so you can choose a drop zone accordingly, and time when you need to jump off of the plane.
  • When you’re in the plane, keep in mind the points where players are jumping out. You can use that to your advantage as you’ll be able to judge where you’ll find more people on the map.
  • On your way down, as you approach the landing, be mindful of your surroundings and keep an eye on how many players are around you. Then you can decide whether it’s beneficial to take an early fight or hide and pick up some loot first.

Now that we’ve got the fundamentals covered, let’s take a look at some good drop zones in Sanhok and Vikendi, starting off with Sanhok.

Sanhok

Docks

Starting off with Sanhok, our first location is the Docks. This is a pretty big area where you can find medium to high-level loot for you and your squad.

One thing to keep in mind is that this area is located at one corner of the map, so if the airplane path lies directly over it, there are higher chances of running into other players here. And since it’s located in a corner, should you choose to go here, try finding a vehicle early on, lest you fall prey to the blue circle.

Camp Sites

Sanhok has three camp sites: Alpha, Bravo and Charlie. Usually you can find this area to be crowded if it lies directly in your flight path. Hence, we recommend choosing the camp site that’s a bit farther away from the path, because here you can definitely find some good loot.

Ha Tinh

Ha Tinh is also located in one corner, so you won’t be able to land here in every game, but according to the flight path you’ll be able to decide properly as this is a good drop zone.

This place is pretty empty usually and it’s easy to find some high-grade loot without doing a lot of legwork. And, finding a vehicle is easy too, so you don’t have to worry about getting stuck, even if you’re far away from the circle.

And with that, we’re done with Sanhok. Let’s head to the snowy region of Vikendi and see what are some good drop locations.

Vikendi

Movatra

Our drop zone for Vikendi is Movatra. Here, you can find some high-quality loot, and the good thing is that it’s pretty close to dino park. So, when people are hot dropping at Dino Park and busy fighting amongst themselves, you can stick around in Movatra, loot the area in peace, gear up and pick people off from a safe distance.

Cosmodrome

The Cosmodrome is a pretty big area and there are high chances of finding a crowd here if your airplane is following a path directly over it. But the positive thing is that this place is known for high-quality loot and it’s big enough for your entire squad to find something powerful for each member.

Dobro Mesto

Our last drop zone on Vikendi is Dobro Mesto. This is located right along the Vikendi coastline, and is a really huge area where you can spend some time and easily gather weapons and equipment for your squad. You entire squad can gear up with some high-level equipment and head into battle towards the centre, as getting to the circle isn’t hard either.

So, those were our suggestions for some of the best locations to find loot in Sanhok and Vikendi. For our drop zone and loot location guide for Erangel and Miramar, click here.

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PUBG Mobile Drop Zone Guide for Erangel and Miramar – Best Drop and Loot Points For Beginners

The main objective in PUBG Mobile is simple, fight, survive and get to the end. But in order to make it to the end, you need to make sure you pick a good drop off point in the beginning, where you have higher chances of surviving the early game and get your hands on some decent loot too.

In this guide, we’re going to tell you about some of the best drop zones in Erangel and Miramar, along with a few pointers on places to avoid for beginners. But before that, a few general tips applicable for every game:

  • The first thing you need to do is check your flight path in the map so you can choose a drop zone accordingly, and time when you need to jump off of the plane.
  • When you’re in the plane, keep in mind the points where players are jumping out. You can use that to your advantage as you’ll be able to judge where you’ll find more people on the map.
  • On your way down, as you approach the landing, be mindful of your surroundings and keep an eye on how many players are around you. Then you can decide whether it’s beneficial to take an early fight or hide and pick up some loot first.

Now let’s take a look at some of the drop zones for Erangel and Miramar

Erangel

Novo

The first major drop spot in Erangel is Novorepnoye, or Novo as it’s known amongst players. This is a pretty big zone and you’ll find a lot of decent loot here. But, there are also chances of running into other players, so you need to weigh the pros and cons.

But even if you do run into enemies, Novo has plenty of places where you can take cover in case someone starts firing at you. This place has a higher chance of finding military grade equipment, so be on the lookout for that.

One thing that you do need to remember is that Novo is a bit isolated as a region, so you’ll have to keep an eye on the timer and the circle to make sure you don’t get stuck outside. On the plus side, you can easily find vehicles here, so getting from one place to another shouldn’t be a huge problem.

Mylta

The next location on our list is the Mylta Powerplant. This is a good place for people who are starting out as this also has military grade equipment and isn’t known for being a crowded place, so you can take a breath and look for loot in peace.

If you pick Mylta as a drop point, try landing at the green control room as that place has the best loot in the region. But if you’re unable to do so, or your teammates are separated, you can make your way to the factory as that has some good loot as well. Just like Novo, you can easily find vehicles here, which means escaping this place in case a fight breaks out or making your way to the circle is a lot easier.

Mansion

The Mansion is another good location that has a couple of spots to find great loot. One is the mansion itself, and the other is the garage close to it. Both these spots are known for pretty good items, and you can vehicles close by too. And the biggest advantage of this location is that it’s very close to the shelter and the prison, so you can easily make your way there for more loot.

Two of the most common and popular spots in Erangel are Pochinki and Georgopol, but we suggest you to avoid those if you’re a beginner, as they’re known for being packed with players. You can always head there for early fights if you like, but only do that if you’re sure you’ll be able to survive.

Miramar

El Pozo

Our first pick in Miramar is El Pozo, it has a lot of buildings which have nice loot. But there’s one building in particular that you should keep in mind, the refrigeration arena which is located right opposite to the area and bowl.

Inside this building you can easily find some powerful military-grade equipment. Plus, this area is usually pretty empty so you don’t even need to worry about getting into a fight and you can loot the place in peace. It’s pretty conveniently located too, so getting inside the circle shouldn’t be a problem either.

Campo Militar

Campo Militar is another great location where you can find a lot of loot. And, not a lot of people land here, so you have a higher chance of survival during the early parts as you look for weapons and equipment.

The only major problem with this location is that you always need to be on the lookout for the circle as it’s a bit out of the way and you can easily fall victim to the blue zone if you’re not careful. And vehicles aren’t very common either, so you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled if you want to make it out in time.

Minas Generales

The final location on Miramar is Minas Generales. You won’t always find military-grade loot here, but it’s a great location for squads because it still has some really high-quality loot.

The great thing about Minas Generales is that it’s close to Hacienda and Pecado, so you can easily pick off people coming from there and grab some military-grade equipment off of them.

So, these were our picks for the best drop locations for beginners on Erangel and Miramar. Stay tuned for more, as we’ll be putting out another drop zone guide, for Vikendi and Sanhok.

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Xbox Game Pass for Console adds Frostpunk and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on January 9, Tekken 7 on January 16

Xbox Game Pass for Console will add Frostpunk: Console Edition and Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on January 9, followed by Tekken 7 on January 16, Microsoft announced.

Xbox Game Pass is a subscription service that includes over 100 free games that can be downloaded and played on console or PC as long as you are subscribed to the service. Xbox Game Pass for console costs $9.99 a month, while Xbox Game Pass for PC costs $4.99 a month. Xbox Game Pass Ultimate includes both console and PC, as well as Xbox Live Gold for $44.99 quarterly. Xbox Game Pass for PC is available at $1 for the first month, and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is available at $1 for the first three months.

Here is an overview of each game, via Microsoft:

January 9

Frostpunk: Console Edition ([email protected]) – A society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. As the leader of the last civilized society on Earth, you’re tasked with building a city for your survivors to live in, discover new technologies, explore frozen wastelands and most importantly, manage and rule society to prepare it for life in an unforgiving world. Choices in this world aren’t as easy as they seem and holding power over people has a cost as heavy as the responsibility you feel in caring for them.

Frostpunk, the newest title from the creators of This War of Mine, is a society survival game where heat means life and every decision comes at a price. In an entirely frozen world, people develop steam-powered technology to oppose the overwhelming cold. You face the task of building the last city on Earth and securing the means necessary for your community to survive.

Optimization and resource management often clash with empathy and thoughtful decision-making. While city and society management will consume most of the ruler’s time, at some point exploration of the outside world is necessary to understand its history and present state.

What decisions will you make to ensure the survival of your society? What will you do when pushed to the limit? And who will you become in the process?

Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet – Dive into an original story where you are the protagonist in the virtual reality world of Gun Gale Online where you’ll encounter enemies and familiar faces from the “Sword Art Online” anime series. Develop your avatar as you see fit, master a wide array of weapons and skills, and learn to survive in your own personal warzone. You can also experience co-op and PvP using the weapons you find with your customized character.

Your fate has just begun…
Experience an original story where you are the protagonist in the world of Gun Gale Online. Create your own avatar and explore devastated lands while experiencing exciting third person shooting in this action RPG. Encounter enemies and run into new and familiar faces from the Sword Art Online series.
Journey through a world of guns where after a chance encounter you’ll gain the help of a very rare AI, ArFA-Sys.
Along the way, you will have to make choices.
But every choice comes with a price…
Will you bring hope or despair?
This is your adventure… This is your story…

January 16

Tekken 7 – The storied fighting franchise returns for another round in Tekken 7. With the faithful 3D battle system and gameplay intact, Tekken 7 takes the franchise to the next level with photo-realistic graphics and new and innovative features and fighting mechanics with the attitude, competitiveness, and showmanship rooted in its arcade DNA to provide the ultimate fighting game experience on Xbox.

Discover the epic conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the reasons behind each step of their ceaseless fight. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 features stunning story-driven cinematic battles and intense duels that can be enjoyed with friends and rivals alike through innovative fight mechanics.

Love, Revenge, Pride. Everyone has a reason to fight. Values are what define us and make us human, regardless of our strengths and weaknesses. There are no wrong motivations, just the path we choose to take.

Expand your fighter’s journey by purchasing the Tekken 7 Season Pass separately and gain access to stunning additional content

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Microids and Oddworld Inhabitants Agree on a Three Title Co-Publishing Deal

The French publisher Microids and Oddworld Inhabitants are delighted to announce a co-publishing deal for three classic Oddworld titles, all coming to Nintendo Switch in 2020. 

The first game is Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD and it will release digitally on January 23, 2020. It will retail both with a standard and a limited edition, in the 1st quarter 2020. The limited edition will include some nice exclusive collectibles so stay tuned!  

We are very happy about this new collaboration with Oddworld Inhabitants regarding the publishing of these three classic titles! We are going to help as much as we can to ensure these masterpieces get the spotlight they deserve. These three games will fit quite nicely in our catalog where retro gaming has a prominent place. These games captivated an entire generation of gamers and some Microids employees, formerly working with the GT Interactive team, got to work on the original launch of the first Oddworld games more than 20 years ago,” said Stéphane Longeard – CEO of Microids.  

Microids champions the Oddworld brand and our goal to create entertainment properties that balance beauty, empathy, creativity, innovation, and craftsmanship. They understand the classic games and indie space. This partnership is a great fit for us, and we are excited to have them onboard as we bring three classic Oddworld games to the Nintendo Switch in 2020,” said Sherry McKenna, co-founder of Oddworld Inhabitants.  

Oddworld Inhabitants is an independent video game developer and publisher, co-founded by special effects and computer animation veterans Sherry McKenna and Lorne Lanning. The award-winning team of storytellers and artists at Oddworld are known for creating indelible entertainment properties that speak to millions of fans worldwide. The team will release four games in 2020 including the highly anticipated Oddworld: Soulstorm, which is scheduled for a 2020 release on Epic Game Store and consoles.

Back To Oddworld

Explore ancient ruins, dodge carnivorous beasts and avoid trigger-happy guards as Abe, the original Oddworld hero in this lovingly recrafted, built from the ground-up and totally recooked take on the classic adventure Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee.

Once a happy floor waxer in Oddworld’s biggest meat processing plant, Abe stumbles across his boss’s secret plan to turn the factory’s slave labor force into the latest in the RuptureFarms Tasty Treats line of novelty meat snacks. Abe now has to save his own skin from the grinders, but simply escaping the flesh farm is only the start of his Oddysee – for many dangers await Abe on his journey to discover his destiny.

Built from scratch from the ground up, enjoy new breathtaking visuals, enhanced audio and improved, deeper gameplay as New ‘n’ Tasty reignites the original Oddworld game using the latest next-generation technology.

With art direction from series creator Lorne Lanning, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty offers a view into Oddworld with fidelity never seen before. Fluid animation, new free-moving cameras and high resolution (up to 4K) visuals make RuptureFarms and the surrounding areas look incredible, creating the Oddworld that Lanning always wanted to see.

Analog controls offer more subtle control over Abe, and new tricks like free aiming, the ability to drop grenades behind you and also sneak whilst crouching open up new avenues for stealthy tactics and inventive speed-running. Optional ‘Old School’ controls bring back hopping and digital movement too, so the Oddysee purists can get started with some familiarity.

From the murky grime of RuptureFarms to the expansive native lands of the Monsaic Lines, through to the vast temples of Scrabania and Paramonia, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty boasts new areas, subtle gameplay changes and a few surprises. Fans will recognise the huge meat grinders, Scrab holding pens and cavernous caves, but there’s more than enough that’s new here to keep you on your toes.

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Yakuza: Like a Dragon Details Legendary Former Yakuza Members

■ Legendary Former Members of the Yakuza

Kazuma Kiryu (voiced by Takaya Kuroda)

The former fourth head of the Tojo Clan. He boasts the nickname “The Dragon of Dojima” and is a legendary yakuza notorious among members of the underworld. He was reporte as “dead” in 2016.

Goro Majima (voiced by Hidenari Ugaki)

The former head of the Tojo Clan underlings and head of the Clan’s subsidiary family, the Majima Family. Because of his vicious attitude and actions, he is called “The Mad Dog of Shimano” and is regarded to be an extremely violent yakuza. He has gone missing since the “Kamurocho 3K Operation” conducted by the metropolitan police.

Taiga Saejima (voiced by Rikiya Koyama)

The former head of Saejima Family, a subsidiary family of the Tojo Clan. He is a legendary yakuza for spending 25 years in prison and bears the title of “18 Yakuza Killer”. He and Majima are close and call each other brothers. He has gone missing since the “Kamurocho 3K Operation” conducted by the metropolitan police.

Their Battle Styles

Goro Majima’s Battle Style

Majima uses a combination of kick and demonic flame dagger attacks in a violent flurry. He uses a variety of unpredictable attacks that include wide-range strikes and attacks that can cause paralysis.

—Majima attacks unpredictably and continuously with kicks and slashes. The attacks with a purple lightning effect around it may paralyze Kasuga and company.

Taiga Saejima’s Battle Style

With punches, kicks, shoulder tackles, and more, every one of Saejima’s blows is a heavy hitter and has enough power to send the opponent flying upon contact.

—While Saejima’s attacks are not as frequent, they packs an abnormal amount of strength. One clean hit may be enough to knock you out.

Majima and Saejima’s Tag Team Attacks

When Majima and Saejima are both fighting together, by meeting set conditions Majima’s dagger and Saejima’s power can be combined to inflict a combination attack called “Goujin Gousatsu.”

—“Goujin Gousatsu” is powerful and unavoidable attack. Be sure to watch your HP at all times.

Kazuma Kiryu’s Battle Style

The legendary dragon Kazuma Kiryu will change his battle style and relentlessly attack. He has a total of four battle styles. Determining what battle style he is using and acting accordingly is the key to victory, otherwise you will get hit with a powerful counter blow.

  • Brawler Style: A common style that combines simple brawler-style punches and kicks.
  • Rush Style: A style that specializes in high speed rush attacks and evasion. Some attacks will cause you to “faint.”
  • Breaker Style: A powerful style that uses swinging attacks and heavy weapons.
  • Dragon of Dojima Style: The final style. It unleashes Kiryu’s three secret techniques, which are parrying, repelling, and the Tiger Drop.

—The strength of the legendary man has not rusted at all. Use every means possible to strike him with all your power.

—As the battle against Kiryu progresses, he will change his battle style to Breaker Style, where he picks up weapons to unleash destructive attacks. He will even pick up heavy drum cans to mow down Kasuga and company.

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is due out for PlayStation 4 on January 16, 2020 in Japan, and in 2020 in the Americas and Europe. A demo is available now.

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Razer Pushes the Boundaries of PC and Mobile Gaming at CES 2020

Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announces the new Razer Kishi universal mobile gaming controllers, the Razer Sila 5G Home Router, the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop, and a new Razer Eracing Simulator concept created in collaboration with several game publishers and technology vendors.

PAVING THE WAY FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE CLOUD GAMING

As the undisputed innovation leader in gaming hardware, software and services, Razer is looking to get players ready for the future of cloud and mobile gaming. With a view to creating a unique ecosystem of high-performance input devices and infrastructure solutions, the company introduces the Razer Kishi, a universal cloud-gaming compatible controller for iOS and Android phones, and the Razer Sila 5G Home Router, the first gaming-focused 5G router.

The Razer Kishi universal mobile gaming controllers support low latency gameplay on either Android or iOS devices. Building on the compact ergonomic form of the Razer Junglecat which primarily targeted Razer Phone 2 owners, Razer’s new Kishi cloud-compatible controllers provide clickable analog controls and thumbsticks on both sides of the phone with a universal fit created in partnership with Gamevice for compatibility with most smartphones.

Ultra-low latency native and cloud game control is now delivered through a hidden USB-C or Apple Lightning® connection, and pass-through charging ports on the Kishi allow for device charging during game play. The Kishi for Android offers support for most Android or iOS games that are compatible with mobile controllers, including both native titles and cloud services.

“Razer is excited to strengthen its collaboration with NVIDIA by joining their GeForce NOW Recommended program,” said Jason Schwartz, Head of Mobile Gaming at Razer. “GeForce NOW is PC gaming in the cloud, transforming underpowered or incompatible hardware into a powerful GeForce gaming PC. Razer mobile gaming controllers are perfect complementary devices to enhance this type of gameplay which we are pleased to feature here at the Razer CES booth.”

The Razer Kishi mobile controllers (for Android or iOS) will be available in early 2020.

Razer’s Sila 5G Home Router concept is a high-speed networking device tailored for gamers to offer ultra-low latency during both stationary and mobile gameplay, featuring Razer’s proprietary FasTrack engine. A built-in rechargeable battery also adds capability as a mobile 5G hotspot for impromptu, latency-free tournaments wherever you go.

Razer’s FasTrack engine is an intelligent, continuously adaptive QoS (quality of service) feature that prioritizes bandwidth for applications and devices for high-speed gaming & streaming. A unique Gaming Mode allows for online gameplay with no interruptions.

The Razer Sila 5G Home Router lets users prioritize between client hardware, such as Xbox or desktop PC, and is designed to optimize cloud gaming services. Additionally, a manual indicator will notify users when the priority has changed so that they’re always in-the-know.

The router can be easily controlled through the available Android or iOS apps with the option to prioritize individual apps or games, or alternatively, to prioritize the categories of those apps. The accompanying app allows users quick and easy control of guest networks, to set security protocols, or adjust device priorities.

REDEFINING COMPACT GAMING SYSTEMS

In partnership with Intel®, Razer introduces the Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop – the first truly modular desktop system utilizing the new ultra-compact Razer Tomahawk N1 chassis.

A perfect fit for the Intel® NUC 9 Extreme Compute Element, the Razer Tomahawk N1 is a sleek, compact desktop chassis with an advanced modular layout, infusing Razer’s minimalistic design language into a gaming chassis to create a one-of-a-kind desktop case, capable of achieving high clock speeds and frame rates without the bulk of a full-sized desktop.

The Razer Tomahawk N1’s all-aluminum body is flanked by tempered glass on both sides, highlighting the vertically mounted GPU in all its glory, with an open vent design at the top to maintain cooling performance. The rear features a lock-and-slide sled mechanism that opens with minimal effort, allowing for quick access to internal components without the need for tools.

The Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop will feature up to an Intel® Core-i9 processor, 64GB of DDR4 RAM, and NVIDIA™ GeForce RTX™ 2080 Super graphics. Both the RAM and SSD modules on the NUC card will be upgradeable as well as the fans, GPU and NUC itself, to satisfy the needs of the most demanding gamers, streamers, and content creators alike.

The Razer Tomahawk Gaming Desktop will be available in the first half of 2020. The Tomahawk N1 case will be available as a standalone product for hardware-savvy PC enthusiasts looking to build their own compact yet powerful gaming PCs.

With the increasing need for processing power in next-gen games and an ever demanding user base, Razer will also launch the next generation of Razer Blade gaming laptops later this year. Featuring the latest 10th Gen Intel® Core™ H-Series Processors to meet those expectations, they will pack up to 300Hz refresh rate panels, powerful graphics processors, and optimized designs to stay ahead of the game.

TAKING POLE POSITION IN NEW ERACING ESPORTS CATEGORY

For the Razer Eracing Simulator concept, Razer brought together some of the leading companies in sim racing to deliver the most immersive racing experience to date, offering a preview and demo of the future of competitive eracing. Running Project CARS Pro, the concept model features technology from Vesaro, Simpit, Fanatec and Synthesis VR, creating a thrilling and immersive eracing setup with a 202-degree projection system, a hydraulic racing platform, full manual controls, and a steering wheel with paddle shift.

The simulator chassis is built with an ultra-strong hand-crafted center core designed around an advanced modular upgrade system, allowing for many simulation scenarios. The center core sits on a motion platform powered by two actuators and a gaming control box for a professional racing training setup that maps terrain surfaces, G-force and sounds into motion for a completely immersive experience. Real surround visuals provided by Simpit come from two Full-HD projectors beaming onto a 128-inch custom black projection surface with 202-degree field-of-view with vibrant colors and deep blacks.

Driver controls from Fanatec feature an anodized aluminum and carbon fiber steering wheel sheathed in smooth leather, magnetic paddles and adjustable buttons for gear shifting and precise driver aide, paired to a three-pedal system below. The racing harness simulates the effects of G-forces by applying pressure, allowing the body to feel the fast acceleration speeds and tightest corners.

“The competitive eracing scene is an untapped but growing sector of esports for which Razer has brought a new innovation, making the games more enjoyable, more immersive and more exciting for fans,” said David Tse, Global Esports Director at Razer. “We are ready to invest resources into growing this area of competition.”

“We are very excited to be working alongside Razer as they enter the racing esports space at CES 2020; combining one of our professional grade systems with Razer’s racing sim effort, we can’t wait to see how this will push virtual racing further into the mainstream spotlight and take the sport to the next level,” said Nevil Slade, CEO & Designer for Vesaro.

Razer will continue to develop and build the ultimate eracing simulator, rallying together the best hardware and software technology companies in the industry. Razer will also invest in eracing competitions and leagues in the near future. Parties interested in collaborating on the development of the simulator can contact [email protected].

ABOUT THE RAZER KISHI MOBILE GAMING CONTROLLERS

  • USB-C or Apple Lightning™ connection
  • Android smartphones: Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+/S9/S9+/S10e/S10/S10+/Note 8/Note 9/Note 10/Note 10+, Google Pixel 2/2 XL/3/3XL/4/4XL, and other Android 7.0 Nougat or higher devices
  • iOS Smartphones: iPhone 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, iPhone XR/XS/XS Max, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus, iPhone 7/7 Plus, iPhone 6s/6s Plus, iPhone 6 / 6 Plus
  • Pass through charging
  • Latency-free connectivity

ABOUT THE RAZER SILA 5G HOME ROUTER

  • Qualcomm SDX55 + Hawkeye IPQ8072A
  • 5G NR (Sub-6 and mmWave), and 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax 4×4
  • 1 x 2.5Gbps WAN, 4 x 1Gbps LAN, 1 x USB 3.0 port
  • 1 x SIM slot

Mesh Node Specifications

  • Qualcomm Atheros IPQ6000
  • Wi-Fi 6 11ax 2×2
  • 1 x 1Gbps WAN, 4 x 1Gbps LAN, 1 x USB 3.0 port

ABOUT THE RAZER TOMAHAWK GAMING DESKTOP

Intel NUC

  • Up to Intel 9th Gen i9 8-Core CPU
  • Up to 64GB DDR4
  • Dual M.2 SSD Slots
  • Wi-Fi 6

Graphics

  • NVIDIA® GeForce RTX™ 20 Series, Support for full-length PCI graphics cards

Design

  • Toolless design
  • Compact footprint
  • Open vents for efficient cooling

Ports

  • 2x Thunderbolt 3, 2x 1G Ethernet, 2x HDMI 2.0A, 6x USB 3.2 Gen 2

HyperX Launches Quadcast Microphone in India for Streamers and Casters

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc. and brand leader in gaming and esports, today announced the launch of the HyperX QuadCastTM microphone in India for streaming and audio recording. HyperX QuadCast features a built-in anti-vibration shock mount and offers four polar pattern choices, gain control, a built-in pop filter, and a tap-to-mute feature that indicates the mute status by turning off the red LED lighting. This microphone will now be available at an MRP of INR 14,900 through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets.

Capturing clear and consistent audio via USB, HyperX Quadcast offers four polar patterns: stereo, omnidirectional, cardioid, and bidirectional for flexibility in audio capture, and utilizes a built-in internal pop filter designed to reduce noise for clearer voice quality.  

The QuadCast comes with a stand featuring a built-in anti-vibration shock mount, quick gain control and a 3.5mm headphone output for live mic monitoring. The QuadCast microphone offers multi-device chat program compatibility and is certified by Discord and TeamSpeak. The included mount adapter fits both 3/8” and 5/8” thread sizes and is compatible with most stands and boom arms. The QuadCast microphone is designed to meet the exacting demands of PC, PlayStation 4, and Mac for professional or aspiring streamers.

“Over the years, HyperX has become synonymous with gaming. Our continued efforts have created a range of high-performing peripherals for gamers,” said HyperX. “With the introduction of the HyperX QuadCast microphone, our team is showing its continued dedication to gamers, streamers and casters alike.”

For more information, please visit: https://www.hyperxgaming.com/en/microphone/quadcast-gaming-microphone  

HyperX QuadCast Specifications

• Microphone

  • Power consumption: 5V 125mA
  • Sample/bit rate: 48kHz/16-bit
  • Element: Electret condenser microphone
  • Condenser type: Three 14mm condensers
  • Polar patterns: Stereo, Omnidirectional, Cardioid, Bidirectional
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Sensitivity: -36dB (1V/Pa at 1kHz)
  • Cable length: 3m
  • Weight:
  • ▪ Microphone: 254g
  • ▪ Shock mount and stand: 364g
  • ▪ Total with USB cable: 710g

• Headphone Output

  • Impedance: 32 Ω
  • Frequency response: 20Hz – 20kHz
  • Maximum power output: 7mW
  • THD: ≤ 0.05% (1kHz/0dBFS)
  • SNR: ≥ 90dB (1kHZ, RL=∞)

About HyperX

HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console and mobile power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for console players, USB flash drives, and mousepads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 60 million memory modules and 7 million gaming headsets worldwide.

Join the global #HyperXFamily at www.facebook.com/hyperxcommunity, learn how HyperX products can enhance your console experience and boost performance for both you and your PC, console or mobile device at hyperxgaming.com. Whatever your skill level, whatever genres you play, we embrace all gaming enthusiasts everywhere with our core belief — We’re All Gamers.

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The new products will be available through HyperX’s network of retail and e-tail outlets as follows:

  • Cloud FlightTM S wireless gaming headset – Available in February at $159.99 MSRP
  • Alloy OriginsTM RGB (with Aqua switches) gaming keyboard – Available in March at £109.99 / €119.99
  • Pulsefire Raid gaming mouse – EMEA launch date 27th Jan  2020 – £59.99 / €69.99
  • FURY Ultra RGB gaming mouse pad – EMEA Launch date 27th Jan – £44.99 / €54.99
  • ChargePlay ClutchTM for Nintendo Switch – EMEA Launch date 27th Jan – MSRP is 64.99€ / 54.99£
  • ChargePlay ClutchTM for Mobile – Available beginning Q2 at $59.99 MSRP
  • FURY DDR4 & FURY DDR4 RGB 3600MHz and 3733MHz speeds – Available beginning in January starting at $70.00 MSRP
  • Impact DDR4 SODIMMs up to 3200MHz and 64GB kits – Available beginning in January starting at $158.00 MSRP

Kingston, the Kingston logo, HyperX and the HyperX logo are registered trademarks or trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation in the U.S. and/or other countries. All registered trademarks and trademarks are property of their respective owners.

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