PUBG Mobile 13 Tips To Win Chicken Dinners

A Chicken Dinner is something that even vegetarians want now that PUBG Mobile has taken the gaming world by storm. While the initial few games can be easy, the difficulty slowly ramps up making it harder and harder to get that fabled Chicken Dinner. So, here are a few tips that you may not know of to help you get that delicious and satisfying win in PUBG Mobile.

1. Superman Punches are great for taking out enemies quickly

Superman punches are the punches you throw when you run, jump and punch a person which has you swing at a person while your mid-air. Not only does this look like a solid, meaty punch, it also deals a lot of damage and is great for taking out enemies early on when you are unarmed.

2. Always move when in the open, stay still in cover

Survival is the name of the game and you cannot survive if you’re an easy target. When out in the open always be on the move and try to not stand still. A moving target is much harder to hit as compared to a standing target. When shot at, start running in a zig-zag pattern while keeping the intervals at which you change direction and how much you direction random to throw off the person shooting at you. In a similar fashion, if you’re in cover don’t move too much and try to keep all of your body in cover and at angles from where it is hard to shoot you.

3. Use the Eyeball Tool

The eyeball tool in TPP in many ways acts like your mouse/ right stick of a controller. Use it to look around you to spot enemies and to look from cover without actually moving. This comes in very handy when landing to see how many other people are landing around you without actually changing your direction of movement.

4. Enable the Peek and Fire option and use it.

Leaning is such an amazing mechanic and can give you the edge in numerous situations which makes the fact that it is turned off by default quite baffling. Turn it on from the settings and proceed to peek angles without exposing your whole body. This works great for shooting out of cover while still keeping your body hidden and can be great during encounters with the enemy.

5. Make sure to listen to Audio Cues.

Another thing that sets good players apart from the crowd is the use of Audio. Always try to use earphones/headphones to pick up on audio cues which can help you determine if there are enemies nearby. You can easily pinpoint the direction of gunshots and footsteps if you have your earphones on to gain an advantage on an enemy who might have not spotted you yet. Use this along with watching your minimap to see enemy blips that are formed due to gunshots and you should have the edge over them.

6. Try to have one Unscoped and one Scoped weapon.

This might confuse a few people but hear me out. While a scoped weapon is great for ranged combat and to take out enemies without being spotted, when it comes to close quarters it can be your downfall. If you decide to Aim Down Sight(ADS) with a scoped weapon, your scope will magnify the view and make it hard for you to shoot an enemy who might be close to you and moving. Having an unscoped weapon can help alleviate this issue.

8. Loot grenades, flashbangs, molotovs, and smoke grenades.

A lot of people tend to skip over Grenade Utility. Don’t do that. Try to get at least one of each because they all have their uses and can be what gets you the chicken dinner. An enemy in the building? Chuck in a Grenade or Molotov. Flash your enemies with a Flashbang or use it to create a decoy on the radar so that you can surprise an enemy. Use a smoke grenade to act as a cover or use it to draw an enemy’s attention giving you the opportunity to strike.

9. A damaged high-level vest is worse than an undamaged low-level vest.

A Level 3 vest is better than a Level 1 vest, that’s common knowledge but a Level 3 Vest that’s taken 50% damage is worse than a Level 1 vest that has taken no damage. So, as a rule of the thumb switch to an Undamaged vest if your current Vest has taken more than 50% damage.

10. Change seats in cars to heal and also to use it as a trap.

If you’re driving a car and have taken damage, quickly switch seats to heal up and get back to driving. Another good way to use the seat changing is to hide in the back seat of a car and wait for someone to approach the car after which you kill them. It’s a little tricky but a great tactic to have if you ever need to do something like this.

12. Building windows can be dangerous.

If an enemy spots you and they’re in a window, try to not go close to it to lob a grenade or jump in. Chances are that they’ll jump out and get you when you try to do so by catching you completely off guard. While this isn’t always the case, skilled players usually do this to catch an enemy by surprise.

13. Don’t stay in a building in the final circle.

While it may seem like a safe option, a building can turn from a safe haven to your tomb very quickly when in the final circle. Usually, be the endgame most players tend to be loaded with utility so they tend to have Grenades and Molotovs. They can chuck in nades to either flush you out or to bomb you to death which can leave you so agonizingly close to a chicken dinner.

Those are just a few tips to help you in your quest of winning a chicken dinner. However, the best way to get a chicken dinner is to play the game as much as you can so that you get better as a player and can employ these tips without even thinking about it.

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HyperX Launches Fury Ultra RGB Mousepad in India

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today launched its FURY Ultra RGB gaming mouse pad in India. The FURY Ultra mouse pad features a radiant 360-degree RGB light ring and light bar that is customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software. The gaming surface utilizes a micro-textured hard surface with anti-slip rubber base that offers performance, speed and stability. The new product is now available in leading etail and retail stores at an MRP of INR 6,490.

“With the Fury Ultra RGB mousepad been unveiled at CES, HyperX is happy to launch it in India to cater to enthusiast PC gamers.” said HyperX. “This mousepad lets the user customize lighting and set up effects for each of the 20 LEDs with the HyperX NGENUITY Software.”

Specifications:  

  • Part Number: HX-MPFU-M
  • Light effects: Per-LED RGB lighting1
  • Cable type: Braided
  • Weight: 580g
  • Thickness: 5.0mm
  • Dimensions: Width: 359.4mm
  • Length: 299.4mm
  • Cable length: 1.8m
  • Material: Plastic

1Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software

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 over-clockers 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.

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Free Fire Champions Cup and Free Fire World Series announced

Free Fire, the world’s most popular mobile battle royale game, has lined up its major esports tournaments and milestones for the year ahead, creating even more opportunities for its global community of gamers to get involved. Building on a successful 2019, Free Fire will host up to 4 international esports tournaments for 2020, with up to $2M in total prize pool up for grabs.

Southeast Asia to host Free Fire’s first global tournament of 2020

The first international tournament of the new year for Free Fire – the Free Fire Champions Cup 2020 – will be hosted in Jakarta, Indonesia on April, 19 2020. Qualifiers for the Free Fire Champions Cup 2020 have already begun, where the top 12 teams from 9 regions will emerge from local and regional qualifiers. This marks the return of the global tournament to Southeast Asia, where the first-ever global tournament for Free Fire was held – Free Fire World Cup 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.The Free Fire World Cup 2019 saw our first global champion – Team Evos Capital from Indonesia – being crowned. During their impressive showing, Free Fire World Cup reached over 1 million peak concurrent views on YouTube, which was then the largest simultaneous online crowd for an esports event on the platform, according to Esports Charts.

Free Fire World Series 2020 returns to Brazil after record-breaking 2019

The Free Fire World Series (FFWS) will continue for its second edition in November 2020, with the finals being played in Brazil once more. The reception for 2019’s World Series was one of Free Fire’s highlights of 2019 – the finals of FFWS 2019 had over 2 million peak concurrent viewers online, which is a world record high for a mobile esports tournament, according to Esports Charts. In total, 2019’s World Series racked up over 130 million online views around the world.At the most recent Free Fire World Series 2019, Team Corinthians from Brazil became the first Free Fire team to win a global tournament on home soil – will that home court advantage happen for the second year running?Free Fire World Series 2019 attracted more than 2 million peak concurrent views online, which is a world record high for a mobile esports tournament, according to Esports Charts. In total, the World Series racked up over 100 million online views around the world. The biggest Free Fire event of the year, the World Series tournament, brought together 12 teams who earned the number one seed from regional leagues to compete for a total prize pool of $400,000. Brazil’s top DJ and record producer Alok, Brazilian star Mano Brown & MC Jottapê opened the event with an exclusive performance. As Free Fire’s first resident DJ, Alok performed his recently released Vale Vale.

Rounding off 2020 with a total of 4 global Free Fire tournaments

Free Fire fans would not have to wait long for the next exciting international tournament after the Free Fire Champions Cup 2020 in April. For the first time in 2020, there will be two additional first-of-its-kind Free Fire global tournaments taking place in June and July. More details will be revealed at a later date.

About Free Fire

Free Fire is the ultimate survival shooter game available on mobile. Each 10-minute game places you on a remote island where you are pit against 49 other players, all seeking survival. Players freely choose their starting point with their parachute, and aim to stay in the safe zone for as long as possible. Drive vehicles to explore the vast map, hide in trenches, or become invisible by proning under grass. Ambush, snipe, survive, there is only one goal: to survive and answer the call of duty.

[Survival shooter in its original form]
Search for weapons, stay in the play zone, loot your enemies and become the last man standing. Along the way, go for legendary airdrops while avoiding airstrikes to gain that little edge against other players.

[10 minutes, 50 players, epic survival goodness awaits]
Fast and Lite gameplay – Within 10 minutes, a new survivor will emerge. Will you go beyond the call of duty and be the one under the shining lite?

[4-man squad, with in-game voice chat]
Create squads of up to 4 players and establish communication with your squad at the very first moment. Answer the call of duty and lead your friends to victory and be the last team standing at the apex.

[Realistic and smooth graphics]
Easy to use controls and smooth graphics promises the best survival experience you will find on mobile to help you immortalize your name among the legends.

PUBG PC Season 6 Update Adds New Map ‘Karakin’

Season 6 is upon us and it brings with it a brand new island to the Battlegrounds. Karakin has risen like its namesake from the sea to bring intense action and quick gameplay to PUBG. New dangers, new weapons and a whole new island await, so let’s drop into the action of Update 6.1.

NEW MAP: KARAKIN

Higher tension, faster pace: Welcome to Karakin.

Karakin is a 2×2 km island off the coast of Northern Africa. It’s an arid, rocky environment that provides wide-open terrain and challenging engagements. It’s small, fast, and dangerous: Expect the tension of Miramar combined with the pace of Sanhok. Karakin is a 64 players map.

Players should expect long distance rifle engagements in the mountains, tactical urban conflict, and claustrophobic underground combat. And with the introduction of the Black Zone, Karakin reveals its twist: a map that’s layout changes every match.

Our new hazard, the Black Zone only available in Karakin, levels buildings into smoking ruins.

  • The Black Zone is designed to push players out of the safety of a building.
  • The hazard is random: towns and compounds can be undamaged, totally flattened, and everything in between.
  • The mix of buildings and ruins evolves in real time throughout the match: Meaning don’t always expect that building you run to for cover to be there late in the match.
  • Remember, if you hear the siren, and you are inside that purple circle on the minimap- evacuate!

New Throwable: Sticky Bomb (Karakin Only)

To change up siege play, we’re introducing Breach Points which can be destroyed with Sticky Bombs in Karakin.

  • Certain walls and floors have breach points which can be destroyed with Sticky Bombs
  • This feature presents more tools for our players: For campers, it allows more sight lines/windows to be created
  • For squads going on the offensive however, there are new options for storming buildings- “Do we blast in through the back of the building, or through the roof- maybe both?” the choice is yours!
  • And for explorers, we’ve hidden many secret areas for those players with a spare Sticky Bomb or two, and a keen nose for loot

Finally, to make interior gun fights a little more interesting, we’ve added bullet penetration to our weakest walls in Karakin. Getting brief glimpses of your enemies through damaged drywall, and deciding to take the fight or regroup- gives players more options.

At PUBG we are dedicated to providing new experiences for you, the player, and pushing what’s possible in our genre. We can’t wait for you to experience it for yourself!

Karakin Loot Increase – 23rd January

We heard your feedback during the testing phase and initial launch of Karakin and have now implemented a hotfix to increase and rebalance loot on our newest Battleground.

To ensure you can drop in and loot up quickly above around, we’ve rebalanced loot spawns to improve your overall experience. There’ll now be much more loot to go around for you and your squad.

We understand and agree that feeling a need to rush and breach a tunnel each match to get that sweet, sweet loot just didn’t feel great. So, we’ve increased above-ground spawn rate of healing and boost items, as well as scopes to get you battle ready quicker. We hope this will allow you to explore Karakin more freely without feeling required to breach a tunnel just to find enough of that sweet, sweet loot to survive.

Please keep the feedback coming, it’s appreciated as always and we look forward to continually improving Karakin alongside our passionate community.


Detailed changes

  • Increased 2x, 3x, 4x scopes
  • Increased healing/boost items above ground
  • Modified ratio of total SR/DMR muzzle attachments due to increased spawn rate of those weapons
  • Decreased number of melee weapons, canted sights and magazine attachments
  • Removed Sawed-off from Karakin

New Vehicle: Motor Glider

Fly like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

Motor Glider is currently available on live servers (added Jan 15). For more information, please see the PUBG LABS Report – Motor Glider.

  • Motor Glider is available on Erangel and Miramar
    • 10 Motor Gliders will spawn across the map each game, across 40 potential locations.
  • Motor Glider has two seats; one for pilot and one for passenger who can shoot and use any weapon from the backseat
  • To takeoff, you must gain the necessary speed of 65 km/h then pitch up with the S key
    • You’ll start to take off automatically once you hit 70 km/h
  • Motor Glider’s fuel consumption rate is tied to the engine speed – the more throttle you apply, the faster you will run out of gas
  • Motor Glider will be spawned without gas. Fuel up before starting the engine.
  • There’s no maximum altitude you can reach, the sky is the limit! But engine will start losing power the higher the altitude you are at
  • Controls:
    • Use W/S keys to control the pitch and A/D to control the roll of the aircraft
    • Adjust the throttle by holding Left Shift and Left Ctrl keys
    • Hold Spacebar when on the ground to engage handbrake

Read complete patch notes here.

PUBG Mobile Adds New In-game Rewards To Celebrate the New Year

Starting today, PUBG MOBILE introduce a series of spring festive celebrations in time for the new year. Now players around the world can enter the special in-game event “Prosperous Spring” and get the chance of winning in-game and physical rewards for free. The theme of the event is “Winner Winner Lucky Together”, wishing all the good luck to players in the new year.

The “Prosperous Spring” celebration kicks off with two main events, including:

Spring Party Lantern Exchange: winning the unique festive outfit in game

From now until Thursday, Feb. 6, players can collect different materials throughout Classic Mode matches and assemble lanterns with. There is a total of four lantern phases to build, with each lantern requiring five separate unique materials to complete. Players are encouraged to work together to exchange materials and assemble all the lanterns to earn a rare permanent outfit.

Red Packet Drops: the chance of winning the Golden Helmet, Air pods, gift cards

For the first time, the luxurious Golden Helmet has arrived in game as the exclusive physical reward. Players can also have the chance to win Air Pods, Apple Store gift cards, Google Pay gift cards and other in-game rewards. Beginning Friday, Jan. 24 until Tuesday, Jan. 28, players will receive festive Red Packets from the PUBG MOBILE main menu as special gifts to celebrate the new year. Players can open their Red Packets to receive the rewards accordingly.

More Special Celebrations

In addition to the two main festive events, PUBG MOBILE players can participate in two additional events with in-game rewards as well:

  • Prosperous Spring Login Rewards: From now until Thursday, Jan. 30, players can collect Rat Costume by cumulative login.
  • New Year’s Eve Pack: From Thursday, Jan. 23 to Friday, Jan. 24, players can log in to collect the special Rat Year Package.

PUBG MOBILE is available to download for free on the App Store and Google Play

About PUBG Mobile

The official PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS designed exclusively for mobile. Play free anywhere, anytime. PUBG MOBILE delivers the most intense free-to-play multiplayer action on mobile. Drop in, gear up, and compete. Survive epic 100-player classic battles, payload mode and fast-paced 4v4 team deathmatch and zombie modes. Survival is key and the last one standing wins. When duty calls, fire at will!

FREE ON MOBILE – Powered by the Unreal Engine 4. Play console quality gaming on the go. Delivers jaw-dropping HD graphics and 3D sound. Featuring customizable mobile controls, training modes, and voice chat. Experience the most smooth control and realistic ballistics, weapon behavior on mobile.

MASSIVE BATTLE MAPS – From Erangel to Miramar, Vikendi to Sanhok, compete on these enormous and detailed battlegrounds varying in size, terrain, day/night cycles and dynamic weather – from urban city spaces to frozen tundra, to dense jungles, master each battleground’s secrets to create your own strategic approach to win.

DEPTH AND VARIETY – From the 100-player classic mode, the exhilarating payload mode to the lightning-fast Arcade and 4v4 Team Deathmatch modes, as well as the intense Zombie modes. There is something for everyone! There is something for everyone. Play Solo, Duo, and in 4-player Squads. Fire your weapon to your heart’s content! Be a lone wolf soldier or play with a Clan and answer the duty calls when help is needed! Offers FPS (First-Person Shooter) and TPS (Third-Person Shooter) play, lots of vehicles for all the different terrains in the game and an arsenal of realistic weapons. Find your perfect ride and pieces to cruise towards the final circle!

ALWAYS GROWING – Daily events & challenges, and monthly updates delivering new gameplay features and modes that keep PUBG MOBILE always growing and expanding. Our powerful and serious anti-cheating mechanisms ensure a fair and balanced gaming environment where everyone plays by the rules.

PUBG Mobile New Update 0.17 To Add Erangel 2.0 : What To Expect

PUBG Mobile’s new 0.17 update is on the way and it’s bringing a lot of new changes and elements to everyone’s favourite battle royale, including the highly anticipated Erangel 2.0 map. Let’s check out what all is going to be new in the update, shall we?

Erangel 2.0 (Including Graphics Upgrade)

The biggest addition to PUBG Mobile in the new update is the highly anticipated Erangel 2.0. Similar to PUBG PC, everyone’s favourite Erangel map will be updated in the mobile version as well.  

The Erangel update will bring a lot of changes to the map, first of which is the graphics, making it look even better. So if you’re playing on the lowest settings and still seeing an FPS drop in the game, this might be a good time to invest in a new phone. Because when the new update drops, there’s a good chance that your FPS may see a bigger drop because it will make the graphics a little heavier than before.

Apart from that, you can also expect changes to the locations on the map, like the structures and buildings. Especially Pochinki and Georgopool, where you’ll notice a lot of changes, as right now we know that the map will feature the same changes as the PUBG PC version of Erangel 2.0. The only cause for concern is that the better graphics will use more power, resulting in a drop in performance and draining the battery.

Death Cam

The next new feature being added to the game in this update is the Death Cam. This is something fans had been asking for a long time and it looks like the developers have finally answered their prayers, almost 2 years after the game’s initial release.

Now after you die on the field, you’ll be able to see who killed you and how they did it, and whether they were legit or making use of hacks. This will be very helpful for people who want to study their and their opponents’ moves and figure out what mistakes they made, helping them improve their game in the long run.

What remains to be confirmed is whether this feature will be supported on all the phones because rumours suggest that the death cam will only be there on high-end devices. But hopefully that won’t be the case and you’ll be able to use it on any phone and every player will be able to take advantage of it.

Winter Mode (Survival Mechanics)

PUBG Mobile update 0.17 will also add a new mode, called the Winter Mode. This will be a completely different kind of addition as it will introduce survival mechanics to the game. Players will need to keep themselves warm using campfires, hunt and kill animals in order to feed themselves and stay alive. This will make the battle royale combat even more interesting as players will have to worry about their status conditions as well, in addition to being killed by their enemies.

This new mode might seem a little odd at first, but a battle royale game like PUBG Mobile is a survival game at its core and the Winter Mode is just adding additional survival mechanics to the game.

Tactical Map Marker

Like the Ping system we’ve seen in Apex Legends, and now PUBG PC as well, the same system will also be added to PUBG Mobile in the new update. Now you’ll be able to mark clearly on your screen and point your teammates to nearby health and ammo pickups as the relevant information will show up on the screen automatically when you try to mark something at a distance.

Apart from the new additions mentioned above, the update will ass a new Double Barrel Shotgun that you will be able to get through airdrops. And now you can use the Red Dot Sight and Holo Scope on the Uzi SMG, making it a lot more useful and fun to play with at the same time.  

So these are some of the major additions and changes you can expect to see in the upcoming PUBG Mobile 0.17 update. Stay tuned for more news about all your favourite games and check back regularly for guides and tips and tricks to help you improve your gameplay.

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HyperX Launches Alloy Origins Core Tenkeyless RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, today launches a new product to its award-winning lineup of gaming keyboards – HyperX Alloy Origins™ Core. Featuring HyperX Red mechanical switches, the new keyboard is built for performance and longevity with a shorter actuation point and 80 million click rating. The new HyperX Alloy Origins Core gaming keyboard is now available at leading retail and e-tail outlets at an MRP of INR 10,900. It is backed by a limited two-year warranty with HyperX support.

Alloy Origins Core maximizes desktop real estate with a space-saving tenkeyless layout for ultimate mouse movement. The keyboard features RGB exposed backlit keys for brighter illumination with radiant lighting effects and five adjustable brightness levels to enhance gaming, day or night. For added durability, stability and flexibility, Alloy Origins Core is built with a full aircraft-grade aluminum body and the USB Type-C to USB Type-A keyboard cable is detachable.

“HyperX is excited to release the new Alloy Origins Core featuring HyperX red mechanical switches,” said HyperX. “The Alloy Origins Core was designed specifically for TKL keyboard fans, offering gamers a highperformance HyperX RGB tenkeyless keyboard option.”

Alloy Origins Core features a Custom Game Mode, allowing users to choose which keys are enabled and disabled. Macro keys can be assigned and stored in the macro library and users can choose from three adjustable keyboard angles for perfect positioning. Equipped with HyperX NGENUITY software, Alloy Origins Core offers advanced customization features for lighting and macros, including simple customizable per-key lighting effects1. With on-board memory, users may save up to three of their Alloy Origins Core profiles for on-the-go gaming using HyperX NGENUITY software. The keyboard also includes 100 percent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover.

Specifications:

Keyboard

  • Switch: HyperX Red Switch
  • Type: Mechanical
  • Backlight: DIP RGB LED
  • Light effects: Per key RGB lighting1 and 5 brightness levels.
  • On board memory: 3 profiles o Connection type: USB Type-C to USB Type-A
  • Anti-ghosting: 100% anti-ghosting
  • Key rollover: N-key mode
  • LED indicator: Yes
  • Media control: Yes
  • Game Mode: Yes
  • OS compatibility: Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7

Key Switches

  • Switch: HyperX Red Switch
  • Operation Style: Linear
  • Actuation Force: 45g
  • Key Travel Distance: 1.8 mm
  • Total Travel: 3.8 mm
  • Life Span (Keystrokes): 80 million

Cable

  • Type: Detachable, Braided USB Cable
  • Length: 1.8 m

Dimensions

  • Width: 360.0 mm
  • Depth: 132.5 mm
  • Height: 34.5 mm
  • Weight (Keyboard and cable): 900 g

1Per key RGB lighting customizable with HyperX NGENUITY software

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 over-clockers 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.

AMD Radeon RX 5500XT Now Available

AMD announced the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card, harnessing the power of the groundbreaking AMD RDNA gaming architecture, up to 8GB of memory and innovative AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition features to unlock the next level of high-performance 1080p gameplay.

The latest addition to the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 series graphics offerings announced in October, the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card is optimized to deliver high-performance 1080p AAA and esports gaming. Built on industry-leading 7nm process technology, supporting high-bandwidth PCIe® 4.0 technology and available with either 4GB or 8GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory, it provides up to 13 percent faster performance on average in today’s top AAA games than the competition, and delivers up to 60+ frames-per-second (FPS) in select AAA games and up to 90+ FPS in select top esports titles.

“Today more than 64 percent of gamers play at 1080p, and they expect high framerates with high-fidelity graphics, low latency and fully immersive gaming experiences,” said Scott Herkelman, corporate vice president and general manager, Radeon Technologies Group at AMD. “We designed the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card with these gamers in mind, bringing the horsepower and power efficiency of AMD RDNA graphics architecture at an accessible price so gamers everywhere can enjoy blistering framerates and crisp visuals in their favorite titles.”

Delivering incredible performance and power efficiency, the AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card offers a host of exciting capabilities and AMD Radeon™ Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition features to deliver incredibly fluid and immersive 1080p gaming experiences, including:

·         AMD RDNA Architecture – Built from the ground up for superior performance, scalability and power efficiency, and designed to power the future of gaming, AMD RDNA gaming architecture provides up to 1.6X higher gaming performance-per-watt than Radeon™ graphics cards based on the prior-generation Graphics Core Next (GCN) architecture.

·         AMD Radeon™ Anti-Lag – AMD Radeon Anti-Lag significantly decreases input-to-display response times, including making Overwatch up to 22 percent more responsive[viii] and offering a competitive edge in gameplay.

·         AMD Radeon™ Boost– Delivers up to a 20 percent performance boost during fast-motion gaming scenarios in PUBG by dynamically reducing image resolution, increasing framerates and fluidity, and bolstering responsiveness with little to no perceptible change in image quality.

·         AMD Radeon™ Image Sharpening (RIS) –Brings crispness and clarity to in-game visuals that have been softened by upscaling and post-process effects in DirectX® 9, 11, 12 and Vulkan® titles.When paired with Radeon™ GPU upscaling, RIS enables sharp visuals and fluid frame rates on high-resolution displays.

·         AMD FidelityFX – An open-source toolkit for game developers making it easier for them to add high-quality post-process effects that make games look beautiful while offering the optimal balance of visual fidelity and performance. Available on GPUOpen, FidelityFX features Contrast-Adaptive Sharpening (CAS), which draws out detail in low-contrast areas while minimizing artifacts caused by typical image sharpening routines.

·         Largest gaming display ecosystem –With over 900 certified monitors to choose from, gamers can enjoy stutter-free, tear-free gameplay with AMD Radeon FreeSync™ and Radeon FreeSync™ 2 HDR technology.

AMD Radeon™ Raise the Game Bundle

The new AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card is eligible for the latest AMD Radeon™ Raise the Game bundle, offering gamers Monster Hunter World: Iceborne™ Master Edition and three months of complimentary access to Xbox Game Pass for PC with the purchase of an AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics card. Learn more here.

Pricing and Availability

AMD Radeon™ RX 5500 XT graphics cards are available beginning today from board partners including ASRock, ASUS, Gigabyte, MSI, PowerColor, SAPPHIRE and XFX, with an SEP starting at $169 USD.

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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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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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