- A Sneak Peek into the Exciting Benefits of Pre-ordering the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro! As the anticipated October 4 launch date of the new Google Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro approaches, the tech world is abuzz with intriguing leaks and rumors. On top of the features and specifications of these new devices, a recent leak has sparked excitement about the potential perks accompanying pre-orders. This includes Google’s generous giveaways and the tantalizing prospect of getting the Pixel Watch 2 free with the Pixel 8 Pro.
In a post on the social media platform X, leaked images of the Google Store pages for the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro were shared by renowned tech... Continue reading
- NBA 2K24 Experiences Backlash, Ranking Low in Steam's Game Reviews NBA 2K24, an addition to 2K's lengthy basketball series, has ranked as the second worst reviewed game on Steam, as per Steam 250, following a plethora of negative reviews. The negative response is primarily from PC players. The outrage lies in the fact that the PC version was primarily taken from the PS4 and Xbox One versions, not the newer PS5 and Xbox Series X/S versions. Thus, the PC version lacks visually and is missing several features available on consoles, leaving players disappointed. The issue of microtransactions in the full price game continues to be a sore point among gamers,... Continue reading
- New Gaming Era: EA Unveils Free-to-Play Strategy for The Sims 5 alongside The Sims 4 EA has announced that the upcoming Sims 5 game, currently known under the codename Project Rene, will be free-to-play, confirming earlier leaks. The company has also disclosed it will not require a subscription or employ "energy mechanics." The game is anticipated to feature a marketplace for both user-generated and official content. EA said Project Rene will not initially have all features of Sims 4, but will add new elements over time. Paid content packs could include weather-inspired themes like a Winter Sports Pack. EA plans to keep updating Sims 4 and other Sims mobile games while releasing Sims 5. The... Continue reading
- Revive Your Farming Fantasy: Stardew Valley Board Game Re-Release Beckons! Exciting news, farm-life enthusiasts! The third edition of the much-loved Stardew Valley: The Board Game is soon set for a re-release. If you've been yearning to dive into the quaint, rural charm of the critically-acclaimed indie video game in a tangible format, this is your golden opportunity! The widely embraced coop tabletop adventure, which sold out on previous occasions, is all prepped for a fresh appeal.
This reimagining of the illustrious Stardew Valley offers an immersive tabletop experience, closely echoing its digital counterpart. Accommodating up to four players, the game maintains significant elements from the original, from raising livestock to socializing... Continue reading
- Harmonizing Technology: Alexa and Google Assistant Join Forces in New Speaker Lineup In an unprecedented move, the technology giants Amazon and Google have demonstrated remarkable collaboration. Their competitive voice assistant platforms, Alexa and Google Assistant, are now coming together in a new product released by Harman. The new additions to the JBL Authentics speaker lineup, set to be launched on September 17, are integrated with both, a first-of-its-kind innovation.
This is a significant shift from the past, where Google has consistently held its ground, refusing manufacturers the ability to blend Google Assistant and Alexa into smart devices. The only exception had previously been Sonos. Google's refusal stemmed from the advantage they leveraged from... Continue reading
- DLC in Disguise: Modern Warfare 3 Code Reveals Its True Nature The highly anticipated Modern Warfare 3 has been the topic of many conversations in the gaming community as of late, but not for the reasons Activision may have hoped for. Recent deep dives into the game's code have led to some intriguing discoveries that challenge preconceived notions about the nature of the new title.
Thanks to a deep investigation carried out by Insider Gaming in collaboration with PlayStationSize on Twitter, it has been revealed that Modern Warfare 3 hews much closer to Modern Warfare 2 than expected. Much of the content for the new title is expected to be delivered through... Continue reading
- Meta Bridges the Gap: Verifying Threads Profile on Mastodon As the sphere of social media continues to evolve, it strives to facilitate connections and collaborations. A prime example of this evolution is Meta, previously known as Facebook, which is now providing its users with the ability to authenticate their Threads profile on Mastodon.
Meta has introduced a bit of the diverse into their platform by permitting users to validate their Threads profile on Mastodon, which is quite an achievement. This upgrade was executed through the implementation of “rel=me” links, an effective technique to discern an association between two digital accounts that reciprocally point to each other.
Verifying a Threads profile on... Continue reading
- Activision's Anti-Cheat Software Ricochet Successfully Blacklists 14,000 Cheats in a Day Activision's anti-cheat software, Ricochet, has made significant strides in enhancing the gaming experience for Call of Duty players. Recently, the software reportedly blacklisted over 14,000 cheats in just one day. Activision announced this accomplishment through their official social media channels, following the introduction of new features designed to directly target and thwart cheat developers.
The company has been actively pursuing cheat developers, sending out legal notices, and forcing several troublesome platforms to shut down. Despite these actions, the gaming landscape is far from perfect. A recent issue arose when the PC version of Modern Warfare 2 was allegedly infected with a... Continue reading
- Elon Musk’s Dream of a Western Super-App – A Futile Chase? Elon Musk's vision of transforming Twitter, now rebranded as "X," into an all-encompassing app similar to China's WeChat seems more like a pipe dream given the prevailing socio-economic and political conditions. The new CEO, Linda Yacarino, has expressed Musk's ambition for X to be a one-stop platform for audio, video, messaging, and banking services, mirroring WeChat's capabilities. Such an app, Musk believes, would revolutionize the Western digital world, much like WeChat's dominance in China.
However, replicating the success story of WeChat in the West might not be as straightforward as Musk envisions. Previous attempts by tech giants like Meta and Alphabet... Continue reading
- India's Big Bet: A Hefty 28% Tax on Mobile Gaming The Indian government has recently decided to exact a sizable 28% tax on all online gaming activities. Announced during the 50th meeting in New Delhi, this decision equates online gaming with gambling activities such as casinos and horse racing. This dramatic move indicates a significant shift in the perspective and regulation of the online gaming industry.
Predominantly, the mobile gaming sector is poised to feel the brunt of this controversial decision. India’s mobile gaming landscape has been flourishing, with hypercasual games and social casino games stealing the show. Specifically, there was a 32% rise in hypercasual game installations in India in... Continue reading
- Patch 1.03 has been released for Final Fantasy XVI, bringing a highly anticipated solution At long last, players can now customize the motion blur in Square Enix's action game. The latest update, 1.03, was announced on the official Final Fantasy XVI Twitter account this morning. This highly anticipated feature has been frequently requested by PlayStation 5 players, as the previous inability to adjust or remove the motion blur caused discomfort and even motion sickness for some. Thankfully, those days are now over, allowing players to fully immerse themselves in Clive Rosfield's story without any physical discomfort.
The latest update for Final Fantasy XVI, Patch 1.03, includes the following changes:
The System tab in the Main Menu... Continue reading
- Ubisoft Rumored to be Creating a Remake of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag In an industry that constantly evolves, a decade seems sufficient for a game to transition into a classic, as suggested by the rumored remake of the 2013's Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag. According to a report from Kotaku, Ubisoft may be in the initial stages of remaking this esteemed entry of the franchise, placing it next to The Last Of Us Part 1 as another potential remake from the same year.
Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag is fondly remembered by many fans for transporting the series' signature stealth action to the high seas. The game offered players the exhilarating experience of... Continue reading