Mad Catz Previews an Incredible Year of Gaming at CES 2020

Mad Catz Global Limited, leading gaming hardware innovators for 30 years, announced today that they will be previewing an extensive array of hardware due for release in 2020 at CES, taking place in Las Vegas from January 7th through 10th 2020.

2020 promises to be the year of the R.A.T., and to celebrate Mad Catz plan to release multiple new entries into the much-loved gaming mice line-up including the R.A.T.PRO X3 Supreme, R.A.T.8+ ADV, the R.A.T. DWS, and the R.A.T. AIR S. Mad Catz will also showcase the new C.A.T. Game Pad range, the F.R.E.Q.4 Gaming Headset and a new year surprise in the form of the E.G.O. Arcade FightStick, a triumphant return to one of Mad Catz most famous product lines!

A high-end customizable gaming mouse, the R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme features a 16,000 CPI gaming optical sensor, 10 programmable buttons and over a dozen adjustable accessories, offering 108 different physical configurations! A limited-edition product, the R.A.T. Pro X3 Supreme is expected to ship only in 2020 the year of the R.A.T.

The R.A.T. 8+ ADV, features a PWM3389 PRO optical sensor with 20,000CPI, striking gloss-red exterior and 11 configurable buttons for complete, programmable control. Premium switches are designed to withstand 60 million clicks for intensive gaming. The R.A.T.DWS features a dual wireless connection with 2.4ghz wireless and Bluetooth® connectivity, ensuring low latency and battery life of up to 80 hours between charges. Following last year’s popular introduction of the R.A.T.AIR, the R.A.T.AIR S is perfect combination of a powerful 12,000 CPI optical wireless gamingmouse and a resonance wireless charging pad, keeps the mouse fully charged at all times and can even be rolled up when on-the-move!

The F.R.E.Q.4 gaming headset is expected to begin shipping early 2020 and will be setting the standard for quality PC audio at CES 2020. Equipped with 50mm audio drivers for powerful bass and high-performance audio, the F.R.E.Q.4features virtual 7.1 surround sound creating an incredibly immersive sound field. Designed for comfort with a stylish appearance, USB connectivity and full RGB LED lighting, the F.R.E.Q.4 makes a stunning addition to any gamers’ arsenal.

The S.T.R.I.K.E. range of gaming keyboards is set to expand, with the addition of the S.T.R.I.K.E.13,a configurable RGB mechanical keyboard with dynamic controls. Benefitting from Cherry Red mechanical switches, an ergonomic keypad and a comfort-focused tilting angle, the S.T.R.I.K.E.13offers comfort and accuracy during sustained gaming sessions.

Mad Catz will also be returning to game controllers in 2020, with the C.A.T.7and the C.A.T.3. With an OLED display panel for configuring macros and sensitivity control, plus built-in memory to store configuration profiles, the C.A.T.7 is an ideal controller for gamers who require maximum flexibility in their setups. The C.A.T.3is a sleek, ergonomic controller with a dual wireless connection of 2.4GHz and Bluetooth.

Lastly, Mad Catz will be offering a new year surprise to the fighting game community, previewing the E.G.O. Arcade FightStick. Returning to fighting game controllers, the E.G.O.features genuine high-quality Sanwa Denshi® arcade components, an eight-directional joystick, eight-button arcade layout and customizable faceplate.

The Telltale Batman Shadows Edition Available on PC and Xbox One

Today, Telltale and Athlon Games launched The Telltale Batman Shadows Edition. Shadows Edition brings a sinister new look to the Telltale Batman Series adding a noir-style visual makeover and graphical upgrade to the critically acclaimed and much-loved games.

The Telltale Batman Shadows Edition, which includes the Batman: The Telltale Series base game and new noir style DLC, is available for players to purchase now on Xbox One and Steam, Epic Game Store, PlayStation 4 in Europe and Nintendo Switch in the near future, from £23.96. Players who already own the base game can add Shadows Mode as stand-alone DLC from £3.99.

Earlier this year, Telltale and Athlon Games struck a publishing agreement for five popular Telltale Games back catalog titles, including Batman 1 & 2 and The Wolf Among Us, which are currently available for fans to purchase. A leading creator of interactive storytelling, Telltale Games titles represent a collection of unique and powerful story driven narratives that invoke fond memories for fans worldwide.

“We’re excited to be able to build and continue the legacy of this iconic Telltale Games franchise by launching The NEW Telltale Batman Shadows Edition today,” said Brian Waddle, Chief Revenue Officer at Telltale. “For the holiday season, we wanted to offer fans old and new a fun twist on the series with the first of many planned initiatives. All of us at Telltale are working hard to build a great studio, delivering great content. We hope everyone will stay tuned for more announcements in the coming months and, for now, enjoy playing in the Shadows.”

Batman: The Telltale Series cast players into the fractured psyche of Bruce Wayne in a dark and violent original story and challenges players with discovering the powerful and far-reaching consequences of choice as the Dark Knight. As Batman, players will encounter classic allies and adversaries, and will learn the true meaning of what it means to be the man behind the cowl as Bruce Wayne.

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Wing of Darkness Delayed to Q1 2020 For PC


The young girls who fight the Blanker that swarm the skies are known as “Fraulein.” These girls wear wings on their backs, becoming the weapon that faces the darkness for their sake, for their friend’s sake, and to protect those that cannot protect themselves.

This game is divided into two parts. The first part is an exhilarating, action-packed shooting game featuring the girls and their battles. The second part is made up of beautiful cutscenes featuring their everyday life and their struggle to overcome their differences. Experience the Fraulein from two contrasting aspects!

Action Parts
An exciting breath of fresh air.

  • Defeat powerful enemies within a beautiful, limitless sky.
  • Utilizing your dynamic arsenal, take down your enemies in the broad, open sky.
  • Also enjoy music tailored exclusively for this game, as well as realistic conversations between the two Fraulein as you fight!

Cutscene Parts
Larger-than-life depictions of the girls on the battlefield.

  • A story about two Fraulein, each with completely opposite personalities and circumstances.
  • The cutscenes feature beautiful 3D graphics and amazing voice actors.
  • The two girls who became Fraulein—Klara and Erika—come from very different backgrounds. Although they fight often, they come to influence each other and grow from it.


  • Klara Ernst (voiced by Kiyono Yasuno) – An eighteen-year-old girl who discovered her Fraulein aptitude through very strange circumstances. Raised in a backwater town near the Commonwealth Federation South Base, she is the eldest daughter of a large farming family. Very kind and collected, she doesn’t sweat the small stuff. She likes beer and baths.
  • Erika Loerzer (voiced by Chihira Mochida) – A seventeen-year-old girl who graduated Officer School early and became a Fraulein. Growing up in the Commonwealth Federation capital city, she is the youngest of three in a family that has been in the military for generations. Although she does everything in excellence, she is strict and honest with those around her as well as with herself. She likes opera and coffee.

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Sapphire Pulse AMD RX 5500 XT 4GB Review – Worth the Wait?

AMD’s had a pretty good year, with their new Ryzen 3000 processors and RX Navi GPUs shining in the spotlight. But while we’ve had the higher end RX 5700 and 5700 XT for a while, AMD’s kept us waiting for the budget card, the RX 5500 XT. Now that it’s out, was it worth the wait? Let’s find out with our Sapphire Pulse RX 5500 XT 4GB graphics card.

The Sapphire Pulse RX 5500 XT is a big card, for the kind of performance bracket it falls in, so if you were planning to put it in a small PC, like a mini-ITX build, you need to be wary of that. But on the plus side, a bigger heatsink translates into better cooling. The GPU has a dual-slot, twin fan design, covered in a black shroud with the Pulse logo on the fans. The simplistic design looks great and should fit in with most color schemes on your build. And, it has a full backplate too, which is something we generally don’t get to see in budget GPUs.

AMD has added an impressive feature set to its GPU line-up, which every gamer can use to their advantage. One such feature is Radeon Anti-lag, which reduces input latency, or the delay between pressing a key and seeing the effect on the screen. Depending on the title, it can help reduce the input lag by up to 30%, giving you a massive advantage in multiplayer and competitive games. Another useful feature is Radeon Boost, that gives increases your framerate by dynamically reducing resolution during movements like camera rotation, and scales it back up once the movement stops. Both these features are useful for gamers looking to get the most out of their hardware. And then you have the benefit of FreeSync, supported by some of the most economical monitors as well.

Talking about specs, the Sapphire Pulse RX 5500 XT has 22 compute units and 1408 stream processors. The boost clock goes up to 1845 MHz and there are two variants for memory, one with 4GB GDDR6 VRAM and the other with 8GB GDDR6 VRAM. For display options, the card comes with three DisplayPorts and one HDMI port, which is becoming more of a norm nowadays. But how good is the card when it comes to performance? Let’s take a look at the benchmarks.

To put it straight, the RX 5500 XT’s performance is a mixed bed. It’s impressive and falls in line with what you’d expect with the price tag, but it can be a bit inconsistent depending on the game, sometimes even falling behind the RX 580, which is a last-gen graphics card. The GTX 1650 Super, while it doesn’t perform as well as the RX 5500 XT, is more consistent. But this problem could possibly be a driver issue which will probably be resolved with an update, as we’ve seen happen previously with both NVIDIA and AMD GPUs.

The 4GB variant we have is pretty solid for esports gamers and people who don’t need to play games at the highest possible settings, but if you’re thinking about the long-term, it’s better to go with the 8GB model as newer and better-looking games will require more VRAM. At a price point of about INR 15,000, the RX 5500 XT offers a decent performance and feature set offering. It might seem a little high for now, but once the drivers are stabilized we should see more improvement. And if we get to see a price cut like we did with the RX 5700 GPUs, this has the potential to be the best bang for buck GPU for budget gamers.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps delayed to March 11, 2020


From the creators of Ori and the Blind Forest—the acclaimed action platformer with more than 50 awards and nominations—comes the highly-anticipated sequel, Ori and the Will of the Wisps. Embark on an all-new adventure in a vast and exotic world where you’ll encounter towering enemies and challenging puzzles on your quest to unravel Ori’s true destiny.

Key Features

  • Immerse yourself in a hand-crafted narrative experience. Unravel Ori’s true destiny in this emotional and engaging story driven adventure with a stunning soundtrack. Explore a vast, exotic, and strikingly beautiful environments.
  • Master new skills. Guide Ori through a journey of untold danger using newly acquired spirit weapons, spells, and attacks. Utilize an all-new shard system to power-up Ori’s newfound abilities and customize your style of play.
  • Face epic enemies and challenging puzzles. Encounter larger-than-life bosses and seek help from an expansive cast of new characters who will help you uncover Ori’s mysterious fate.
  • Experience a new thrilling mode. Race to the top of the leaderboards in the all-new Spirit Trials mode where players dash, burrow, grapple, and leap to high scores in unique speed-run challenges throughout the game.

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NetEase Games announce Multiplayer Combat Game Naraka: Bladepoint


Naraka: Bladepoint offers close-range action set on the mysterious Eastern region called Morus. The game features a boundless movement system that allows players to climb, hang, and even parkour. With an aim-at-whatever-you-want grappling hook and a sophisticated yet beginner-friendly combat system involving accessible block & parry mechanics, Naraka: Bladepoint is designed to provide a brand-new experience of melee combat and world exploration. Integrating Eastern aesthetics and philosophy, Naraka: Bladepoint presents a forsaken realm of splendid landscapes as well as inexplicable enigmas.

Crimson Night

“I woke up lying in a mass of flowers, screaming red SOULBLOOM. Bleak sky, blood-tinted sun. Metallic breezes. How pleasant.

This is Morus, a place forsaken, but never forgiven. No Law. No Regulation. I can do anything and be anyone. In the bloodshed, a warrior. In the shadows, an assassin. Death is always a whisper away. There’s no escape. It might be heaven, but it’s always NARAKA.

I’m the HUNTER; I’m the PREY. Temple, forest, hill. Wind trembles. Peril pervades. Axe, sword, spear. Weapons collide, bodies slain. MORTALITY might bring me here, but DEATH will never take me away.

Days I spent in killing. A hundred; lives I claimed with pleasure. A thousand. Off the Cliff, over the Wall. Beyond the Edge; I am UNCHAINED. Matched opponent? I met none. I was, I am, and I will always be the KILLER. I was only steps away from the treasure, and a grappling hook kissed my heart. An excruciating pain, a fountain of blood; A FAILURE.

And then I wake up, lying again in a mass of flowers, screaming red SOULBLOOM. Bleak sky, blood-tinted sun. Metallic breezes. I feel the LUST, for blood and revenge.”

—Crimson Night

Key Features

  • Unchained Combat System – Free Map Interaction and Grappling Hook. Explore this cruel world. Climb. Hang. Grapple. There is NOTHING to stop you, and NO PLACE you can’t reach. Engage your enemy. Stealth or Assassination, Challenge or Duel, You do WHATEVER IT TAKES to survive.
  • Unique Block & Parry Mechanics – No Defense or Block Button. Between Life and Death, the THRILL. Against Blades and Edges, the HEARTBEAT. It’s All About the TIMING.
  • Stunning Eastern Art Style – Poetic Yet VIOLENT. Mysterious But ENCHANTING. A Forsaken Eastern Realm UNFOLDS.

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Tactical FPS Nine to Five Announced For PC

Are you ready to make a killing?

Nine to Five is a tactical first-person shooter where smart teamwork triumphs over brute force and reflexes. In the game’s near-future world, it’s the corporations that rule, and being a mercenary for them is just another job.

In Nine to Five, three teams of three players compete against each other over three intense rounds. Each round’s outcome influences how the next one starts, so if you want to complete the ever-changing objectives the corporations set you, you’ll need to constantly adapt your approach.

With the emphasis on outsmarting the competition rather than outgunning them, Nine to Five is a dynamic new take on tactical shooters. It gives you a chance to find your role in the team and have fun—even if you have only 15 minutes to spare.

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Surgeon Simulator 2 announced for PC

Surgeon Simulator was originally released in 2013, and quickly gained popularity amongst YouTubers (including Markiplier, Rooster Teeth, and Jackscepticeye) due to its heart-wrenchingly difficult controls and the emergent comedy that occurred as a result. Asking players to step into the shoes of Dr. Nigel Burke, a would-be surgeon with a less than conventional toolkit, its success has seen the title ported to PlayStation 4, Android, PlayStation VR, iOS, and most recently, Nintendo Switch. As a result, it’s gained a strong cult following over the years, and continues to generate over 400,000 views per day on YouTube.

Arriving in 2020, the electrifying sequel that is Surgeon Simulator 2 promises to inject a delirious dose of adrenaline straight into the heart of the original, cranking everything up to a whole new level. Anticipate a handful (or four?) of surprises along the way!

The announcement trailer follows an inanimate object (later revealed to be Bob’s severed head), as it makes its way through the confines of a mysterious medical facility via the building’s various rigs and contraptions, including conveyor belts, bowling alleys, and um… high-speed laundry carts. Surgery will, of course, remain at the heart of the experience, but as the trailer suggests, Surgeon Simulator 2 will be a vastly expanded offering promising true co-operation, at the very least.

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Fast & Furious Crossroads announced for PS4, Xbox One, and PC

Fast & Furious Crossroads, a team-based, vehicular-heist action game set in the adrenaline-fueled Fast & Furious universe. Coming to PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and PC via Steam, the game is set to launch in May 2020. The Ninth Chapter in the Fast & Furious film saga hits U.S. theaters May 22, 2020.

Featuring an authentic storyline, and packed with heroes, gadgets, cars and non-stop cinematic-style action, Fast & Furious Crossroads will deliver pulse-pounding gameplay both in single player story mode and a soon-to-be-revealed multiplayer mode.

The Fast & Furious Crossroads story mode expands the Fast & Furious universe—with Vin Diesel, Michelle Rodriguez and Tyrese Gibson reprising their roles as Dom, Letty, and Roman in an action-packed adventure set across stunning global locations.

Joining the cast are Sonequa Martin-Green (Star Trek: DiscoveryThe Walking Dead) and Asia Kate Dillon (BillionsJohn Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum).

Players will travel from the streets of exotic locales to the murky world of international espionage, pulling off high-speed heists and stunts as they battle to take down a new threat.

Fast & Furious remains one of the most beloved franchises of all time and continues to innovate in extraordinary ways,” said Jim Molinets, SVP of Production, Universal Games and Digital Platforms. “Fast & Furious Crossroads is an authentic experience that stays true to the series by amplifying the signature elements that fans love—a star-studded cast, high-stakes story, over-the-top action, deep family ties and, of course, fast cars.”

“We are thrilled to have Fast & Furious Crossroads as a tentpole offering in Bandai Namco Entertainment’s family of titles for 2020,” said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “The action-packed gameplay, all-star voiceover cast, and authentic Fast & Furious experience continues our mantra of delivering ‘more fun for everyone’ and is an exciting addition to our robust catalogue of entertainment for fans of all ages.”

“As huge fans of the franchise, it’s an honor to be able to expand the Fast & Furious franchise into the world of video games with a brand new story, the introduction of a new crew with ties to beloved characters, and iconic and stunning set pieces,” said Andy Tudor, Chief Creative Officer, Slightly Mad Studios. “With Easter eggs throughout for fans and an intense multiplayer experience, Fast & Furious Crossroads is a thrilling collision course that puts players behind the wheel.”

Predator: Hunting Grounds Coming To PC and PS4 in April 2020

Are you ready to enter the hunting grounds on April 24, 2020? We are so excited to bring the Predator universe to both your PlayStation 4 system and PC next spring. We have been eagerly awaiting this State of Play announcement because there has been so much we couldn’t wait to share with the community. And now we get to show you a ton! If you haven’t seen the latest State of Play, be sure to check it out to see our new trailer that focuses on the Predator.

One of the secrets we have been keeping since announcing Predator: Hunting Grounds has been the inclusion of the female Predator.

When we first came up with what this game would be, I knew we had to create a world where this ultimate female warrior would exist too. We had fun imagining her back-story which helped us create a fierce warrior that any gamer will have fun playing. She is agile, fast, and relentless. She is a huntress without fear and she thrives in the hunt. In the trailer we see her with a weapon that IllFonic created, the Yautja Bow.

This is no ordinary bow, it deals massive damage to its prey and will pin the enemy to walls and other structures at death. She has access to the entire Predator arsenal as well.

Speaking of the Predator arsenal…this trailer was one of the hardest but rewarding to make because we had so much to share about our Predators. We wanted to be certain we conveyed that the Predator, male and female, is truly the universe’s deadliest adversary.

As far as weapons go, the Predator has crazy off-world tech at its disposal. Did you happen to catch the scene with the Smart Disc making multiple kills? It is personally one of my favorites. We have been demonstrating the wrist blades and plasma caster at events since August, but this trailer lets us show off even more.

Like the bow and Smart Disc, the Combistick is another weapon that is super deadly. In battle, the Combistick extends to become a spear both useful in close combat or from a distance. In the trailer, there is the close combat scene where the Predator impales an NPC and lifts him into the air on the Combistick. This is exactly what one should expect when fighting a Predator wielding this weapon.

In our game, we wanted to make sure players had a way to customize their own Predator depending on how they want to hunt. On top of choosing your own armor design, we created three Predator classes with different styles of play, strengths and weaknesses to select from.

Play as a Hunter, the balanced killer, the agile Scout that can quickly stalk their prey, or the brutal Berserker that is strong and able to take massive damage.

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