No Man’s Sky Beyond Launch Trailer Shows off their Biggest Update Yet!

No Man’s Sky is still getting updates and they’re now gearing up to release their biggest update yet, the one they call BEYOND. And to showcase this a little bit, they’ve released a launch trailer.

With the BEYOND  update, they’re further expanding the online aspect of the game and might also be adding in proper NPCs. The trailer doesn’t really showcase things clearly and just gives us glimpses and teases of what’s been added.  We did get a look at the Nexus and how the interaction between players will work.

They’re also adding VR support to the game on PC and the PlayStation 4 VR with this update. They’ve changed up a lot of textures, especially spaceship and aircraft interiors to accommodate for the inclusion of VR.

There’s another third huge part of the update that they haven’t announced yet and which they will showoff sometime closer to the release of BEYOND but they have stated it’s a bunch of “subtler things that are hard to make a trailer for” and hope that players will enjoy it.

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Borderlands 3 FL4K Character Trailer Released; Will Run on 4K on PS4 Pro

Borderlands 3’s final character trailer has released. This trailer features FL4K, an emergent AI who alongside his three loyal pets hunts folks across the galaxy.

The Beast Master FL4K is the hunter class for Borderlands 3 and along with his pets will aim to tear people up. If the voice for FL4K sounds familiar to you then it’s probably because it is voiced by SungWon Cho is also known as ProZD on Youtube.

In other news, Scott Velasquez, Online & Social Product Owner for Borderlands 3 talked about the game’s performance on the PlayStation 4 in an interview with the PlayStation Blog.

When asked whether or not the game will have different graphical settings on the PlayStation 4 Pro he stated that the game would take full advantage of the hardware.

Yes, players will be able to choose between ‘favor resolution’ and ‘favor performance’ on the PS4 Pro through a new setting called Graphics Preference. When “favor resolution” is selected, we aim for the highest resolution possible, capping framerate at 30 frames per second. In “favor performance” mode, we increase the framerate cap to 60 frames per second and render at 1080P.

So the game will get a higher resolution option with HDR as well but we don’t think it’s going to be native 4K like most games on the PS4 Pro. However, it is good to see that they’re giving people the option to choose a 60fps experience if they want but whether or not it’ll be a solid 60fps is yet to be seen.

Also, we hope that the base PS4 is not neglected. It’s most likely going to target [email protected] but we really hope that they manage to get it to stick that 30fps framerate. Otherwise, it will really hamper the experience and in a shooter like Borderlands 3, bad framerates will frustrate the player.

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Pokemon Sword and Shield Trailer Shows off New Pokemon and Teams

Pokemon Sword and Shield’s new trailer shows off some interesting new additions to the game which include new pokemon forms as well as a new team who you’ll go up against.

Let’s start off with the Pokemon first. Just like Alola, the Galar region has its own variant of Pokemon called the Gallarian Forms. In this trailer, they showed off four such forms. The first we got to see was a Galarian Weezing who is Grey, wears a top hat and has a facial hair that’s made up of toxic smog.

We also saw the Galarian Zigzagoon and Linoone who are Normal/Dark types and Linoone gets an evolution and evolves into a bipedal Pokemon, Obstagoon who is also Dark/Normal.

We also got a glimpse at a new form changing Pokemon called Morpeko(Electric/Dark) who has two forms. Full Belly form where it’s Aura Wheel moves is Electric-type and Hangry form where it changes to Dark-type.

Our rivals were also introduced to us. Bede and Marnie are out two rivals and Marnie has her own fan following, a bunch of people who go by the name of Team Yell and they look like proper Hooligans.

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HyperX Announced As Official Sponsor Of PUBG Nations Cup

HyperX®, a division of Kingston Technology, today announced full peripherals sponsorship of PUBG Nations Cup, the first all-star event in PUBG Esports. Top-tier players from around the globe will take part in international competition as the world’s best PUBG teams face off for a shot at glory. HyperX will be the official sponsor, providing the event with quality gaming equipment including Cloud Alpha, Cloud Earbuds, Pulsefire FPS Pro, Alloy FPS RGB and FURY RGB SSD.

“We’re excited to extend our support for PUBG community from FACEIT Global Summit to PUBG Nations Cup,” said Susan Yang, director of APAC marketing, HyperX. “With the support of HyperX peripherals, we aim to demonstrate how professional-grade gear empowers PUBG gamers and enhances their gaming experience.”

PUBG Nations Cup will take place at Jangchung Arena in Seoul, South Korea from August 9th to 11th. A total of 16 teams from across five continents (North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Oceania) are represented in the international competition, bringing together the world’s top PUBG talent to one location for a $500,000 prize pool and the honor of lifting the PUBG Nations Cup trophy.

“Having quality partners is indicative of the type of event we strive to host, so we’re extremely excited to be partnering with HyperX for our first premier global esports event of the year,” said Julian Schwartz, Central Esports Business Development Manager for PUBG Corporation. “Their brand and products are truly among the best in class around the world, so it was an excellent fit for both PUBG Nations Cup and PUBG Esports as a whole.”

In addition to watching exciting matches, PUBG fans can also experience various HyperX gaming peripherals at the HyperX booth in gate 2 hallway during the show. For more information, please visit https://www.hyperxgaming.com/.

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HyperX Sets DDR4 Overclocking World Record at 5902MHz

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, today announced that HyperX Predator DDR4 memory was used by MSI’s in-house overclocking team to set a new overclocking world record for the fastest DDR4 memory frequency at 5902MHz. The overclocker broke the record with a HyperX Predator DDR4 8G module and an Intel® Core™ i99900K on an MPG Z390I GAMING EDGE AC motherboard. 

 

“HyperX is honored to be part of the revolutionary breakthrough in DDR4 overclocking history,” said HyperX. “An over-5900MHz record marked a new era of DDR4 memory since its release in 2014. HyperX engineers will continue to improve high-speed yields to get faster products and push previously unattainable performance records.” 

 Earlier this year, HyperX Predator DDR4 was used to set the world record at 5608MHz. Since then, HyperX has expanded its Predator DDR4 memory module product line to 4266MHz and 4600MHz frequency along with latencies from CL12-CL19. HyperX memory modules are Intel XMP ready and its certified profiles are optimized for Intel’s latest chipsets and are compatible with many of AMD’s latest chipsets. 

 

Available as 4GB-16GB single modules and kits of two, four, and eight with capacities of 8GB – 128GB, HyperX Predator DDR4 memories are 100-percent factory tested at speed and backed by a lifetime warranty, with free technical support and legendary reliability.

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“Step Inside” WWE 2K20 and Experience Franchise Firsts with Cover Superstars Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns

2K today announced current Raw® Women’s Champion Becky Lynch® and WWE Superstar Roman Reigns™ as the cover Superstars for WWE® 2K20, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. Lynch and Reigns will serve as ambassadors for WWE 2K20’s worldwide marketing campaign – “Step Inside” – which invites players to enter the world of WWE and face a variety of new and exciting challenges in the virtual ring. WWE 2K20 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X and Windows PC. Players who purchase the WWE 2K20 Deluxe Edition or Collector’s Edition will receive in-game bonuses, including playable Superstars Chyna, Hulk Hogan, Mankind and The Rock®, in addition to the Standard Edition game.

“My career has been about breaking barriers and doing what nobody else has done before. Being the first female Superstar on the cover of a WWE 2K video game is no exception,” said Becky Lynch.

“As a gamer myself, being on the cover of WWE 2K20 alongside ‘The Man’ Becky Lynch and joining the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena is a huge career and personal milestone for me,” said Roman Reigns.

WWE 2K20, in direct response to fan feedback, will include several franchise firsts alongside streamlined gameplay and a variety of popular modes. The story-driven, objective-based 2K ShowcaseThe Women’s Evolution will follow the careers of the Four Horsewomen – Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley®, Charlotte Flair® and Sasha Banks®. Controls will be streamlined to allow new players to jump into the game more easily, while experienced players will still enjoy a challenge.

In addition, WWE 2K20 players will be able to compete as both male and female Superstars in MyCAREER and Mixed Tag matches, while last year’s popular WWE Towers returns with exciting new challenges, including a story-driven Tower centered around the career of Roman Reigns.

The game will also introduce a new service model – WWE 2K20 Originals – set to deliver a wealth of 2K Showcase add-on content for player exploration beyond the game’s initial launch. Each of the WWE 2K20 Originals will present a new playable world and its own unique theme, with more details to be announced in the coming months. WWE 2K20 Originals is downloadable content that may require additional purchase.

“Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns embody passion, determination and perseverance, and they’re both major game changers within the larger WWE landscape,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing for 2K. “They are the spirit of WWE 2K20, which is going to introduce changes requested by our fans. They asked for female-driven MyCAREER and 2K Showcase offerings, and we’re giving them just that, as well as streamlined controls and our brand new WWE 2K20 Originals. We can’t wait to reveal more details soon.”

In addition, 2K today announced details surrounding WWE 2K20 premium product offerings:

About the WWE 2K20 Deluxe Edition

Players who purchase the WWE 2K20 Deluxe Edition, available in both physical and digital varieties at participating retailers, will receive in-game bonuses for the PS4™ system, Xbox One and Windows PC. Offering more than 35% in savings, the WWE 2K20 Deluxe Edition includes the following items:

  • Copy of WWE 2K20 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;
  • Accelerator – Take control of your WWE 2K20 experience with the Accelerator.  Players can gain access to all unlockable content available at launch via the game’s Purchasable section and take full control of the overall rankings and attribute levels of all playable characters;
  • Kickstart – Get a leg up in your MyCAREER by unlocking and boosting your MyPLAYER ratings and attributes with 25 additional Attribute Points and 8 Additional Skill Points. Plus, get a 25,000VC starting bonus to unlock more Superstar parts, Moves and more! In addition to this, start with all Boost Slots unlocked plus 15 free Boosts, 2,000 free Tokens and 400 free Deluxe Tokens;
  • Complete set of WWE 2K20 Originals content packages (more details to be announced);
  • Additional bonus digital content, including playable Superstars Chyna™, in her first WWE 2K appearance, Hulk Hogan, “$500 Shirt” The Rock®, and Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection Mankind™(more details to be announced);
  • WWE SuperCard Limited Edition Cards (included with physical versions only).

About the WWE 2K20 Collector’s Edition

Players who purchase the WWE 2K20 Collector’s Edition at participating retailers will also receive in-game bonuses for the PS4™ system and Xbox One. Offering more than 40% in savings, the WWE 2K20 Collector’s Edition is available in physical format only, features a 20th Anniversary of SmackDown theme and includes the following items:

  • Copy of WWE 2K20 video game with Collector’s Edition packaging;
  • Accelerator – Take control of your WWE 2K20 experience with the Accelerator.  Players can gain access to all unlockable content available at launch via the game’s Purchasable section and take full control of the overall rankings and attribute levels of all playable characters;
  • Kickstart – Get a leg up in your MyCAREER by unlocking and boosting your MyPLAYER ratings and attributes with 25 additional Attribute Points and 8 Additional Skill Points. Plus, get a 25,000VC starting bonus to unlock more Superstar parts, Moves and more! In addition to this, start with all Boost Slots unlocked plus 15 free Boosts, 2,000 free Tokens and 400 free Deluxe Tokens;
  • Complete set of WWE 2K20 Originals content packages (more details to be announced);
  • Additional bonus digital content, including playable Superstars Chyna™, in her first WWE 2K appearance, Hulk Hogan, “$500 Shirt” The Rock®, and Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection Mankind™ (more details to be announced);
  • Physical collectibles including:
    • Exclusive WWE SmackDown! Ring Skirt Relic Piece (2002-2008)
    • Limited Edition WWE SmackDown! Legend Autographed Plaque (Kurt Angle™, Rey Mysterio® or Edge®)
  • WWE SuperCard Limited Edition Cards.

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Fortnite is Getting Indian Servers

Fortnite is not just a game anymore and has become a cultural phenomenon. The game is widely played all over the world on a plethora of devices however, there was a lack of servers in the Asian region.

Epic Games is aiming to change that since according to data-mined information, we’re getting a bunch of new servers in the Asian server with one server in India.

This information comes thanks to FNBRLeaks who shared the information found by MystxcLeaks who has a protected account.

As seen in the image, under Beta we can see Singapore, Mumbai, Seoul and Taiwan from the Asian region while other parts of the world are also getting new servers.

We don’t really know when these servers will go live or if they’re already live but we’re just glad that we’re getting a server in India.

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MortaL’s Replacement Confirmed! sc0ut Joins Team SouL

After the shocking news that MortaL was quitting competitive PUBG Mobile and leaving the Team SouL roster, there was one question on everyone’s mind. Who is going to replace him? Well, Team SouL were quick to find a replacement in Team IND’s Tanmay “sc0ut” Singh.

In an Instagram Story, sc0ut announced that PUBG Mobile Star Challenge 2019 will be his last tournament with the Team IND roster. Sometime after that, he announced via a YouTube community post that he will be joining team SouL and taking the spot that once belonged to MortaL.

He says that the decision was mutual and taken with the full cooperation of his teammates. There’s no bad blood between then and sc0ut still considers himself a part of Team IND.

sc0ut is one of the best fraggers in the Indian PUBG Mobile scene and his addition to Team SouL will be a good one since he also knows the guys on that team. Meanwhile, Team IND are looking for a temporary teammate for the upcoming PUBG Mobile India Tour tournament as the remaining team members might be taking a small break after it.

What do you think about sc0ut replacing MortaL on Team SouL? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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Intel 10th Generation Ice Lake CPUs Released for Laptops

Intel’s 10th Generation Ice Lake CPUs are finally here. They’ve finally made the move to 10nm and changed up the naming schemes a bit.

The 10th Generation laptop line-up is classified into two different categories. The Y-Series and the U-Series.

The Y-Series seems geared more towards laptops that will have low power-requirements but still have decent performance. The i3 starts at 2 cores 4 threads with a 9W TDP and goes up to 4 cores and 8 threads with a 12W TDP.

The U-Series is a bit more power-hungry as these start at 15W TDP and goes up to 28W. The core and thread remain the same with the i3 on 2c/4t and the i5 and above on 4c/8t. The power requirements have gone up because they’re clocked higher as the high-end i7-1068G7 boosts to 3.6Ghz on all cores.

if you’re confused by the naming scheme then Intel has released a handy breakdown of what each number represents. The i7 stands for the series, the first two digits are the represent the Generation, while the latter two represent the SKU. The final two alphanumeric digits “G7” stand for the level of the graphics processor that comes with the CPU.

It’s taken Intel over 3 years to finally make the move from 14nm so it’s good to see that they’ve done that. While the naming scheme will take a bit to get used to, we’re curious to see how benchmarks for these CPUs compare to the previous-gen CPUs.

With 10nm chips and with better graphics processors we assume that these will be quite good for light-weight laptops that aim for efficiency and good performance.

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MortaL Retires from Competitive PUBG Mobile

Team SouL recently won the hearts of every Indian PUBG fan after they made their way to PMCO Berlin and came in at 12th place after putting up a very valiant effort. But it seems like heartbreak isn’t over for Team SouL fans as MortaL has announced that he’s retiring from Competitive PUBG Mobile.

As seen from his Youtube Community post, Naman “MortaL” Mathur is stepping down as a competitive player from Team SouL but will still be a part of the organization probably as a streamer and not a pro player. He doesn’t know about who will replace him yet as that is up to the team and not him.

It is also important to note that he did not decide this after the PMCO Berlin performance but had realized that being a professional player and being a streamer at the same time was hard during the Regional Qualifiers for PMCO in Delhi. He now wants to focus on streaming and trying out different games besides PUBG Mobile.

It’s safe to say that the decision did come out of the blue but the man is just looking for happiness and if streaming gives him that happiness then props to him for not forcing himself to play competitively. He may return to the esports scene later but that’s a maybe and doesn’t seem like it will be any time soon.

This must be a big change for him and we would like to wish Naman the best in this endeavor.

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