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Apple confirms it won’t allow game streaming services like xCloud and Google Stadia on iOS devices

Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming service won’t be available on Apple’s iOS devices, despite a lengthy testing period on the platform. The reason, according to Apple, is that the company requires game software submissions to be reviewed on a title-by-title basis.In a statement given to Business Insider, an Apple spokesperson claims the policy is designed to “protect customers and provide a fair and level playing field to developers.”It continued: “Our customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can absolutely launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable…

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The race to beat World of Warcraft Classic’s latest raid turns into all-out war as players resort to dirty tactics

For the past week, World of Warcraft Classic’s hardcore guilds have been racing to be the first to open the Gates of Ahn’Qiraj and unleash the insectoid horde that lurks within. Behind those ancient gates is WoW Classic’s latest 40-person raid, where top-tier players can challenge nightmarish bosses like C’thun and earn even more powerful gear. But as guilds raced to open the Gates and begin the next phase of WoW Classic’s endgame, one guild resorted to dirty tactics by abusing the in-game reporting tool to try to get one player banned. As revenge, hundreds of players banded together to…

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Best Gaming Laptops of 2020

The best gaming laptops come in all shapes and sizes, for different needs and budgets. Because while a tricked out $5,000-plus model with the highest-end graphics and best display might give you the best gaming laptop experience, most of us can’t afford a rig like that. And even if we could, it wouldn’t be the best gaming laptop for those who travel frequently with their PC.Thankfully, there are  more gaming laptop options now than ever, from budget-friendly to VR-ready. Some come with full-size Nvidia GeForce GTX or RTX graphics cards, while others go for the more efficient Max-Q designs that…

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Control: AWE teaser confirms that Alan Wake is on the scene

We’ve assumed for awhile now that the second expansion to the most excellent third-person shooter Control, entitled AWE, would somehow cross over with Remedy’s pre-Control cult hit Alan Wake. The title of the expansion is kind of a giveaway, for one thing, and various bits of Alan Wake lore is salted around in various spots throughout Control, too.During today’s State of Play online presentation, Remedy made it official. First, the sound of a typewriter, and then an ominous warning: “Whatever you do, stay in the light,” an obvious reference to Alan Wake’s gameplay, which involved hauling ass between light posts…

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GMK NucBox Mini PC Features Intel J4125 CPU

As computers get smaller and smaller, the number of developers continues to grow. This new mini PC, known as the GMK NucBox, is another new contender to make its way to the miniature PC market. It follows on the heels of Chuwi’s Larkbox.This new palm-sized PC has a seriously small footprint. It features 4K visual output, making it ideal as a media streaming platform. It also supports Wi-Fi, so it can connect to both wireless networks and a variety of wireless devices. It comes housed inside a dark gray, metal chassis, measuring in at 2.4″ x 2.4″ (62mm x 62mm). Despite…

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Iconic indie Braid launches for PS4 in early 2021

By Cian Maher, Thursday, 6 August 2020 22:03 GMT According to today’s State of Play, iconic indie game Braid is coming to PS4 in early 2021. Developed by Jonathan Blow, Braid is a puzzle-based platformer where you need to manipulate time in order to progress through levels. The game employs a unique rewind mechanic in which certain objects around you move in reverse to how they originally did, and the only way to solve its puzzles is to figure out the perfect way of forcing time backwards.It’s complex, sure, but it’s also manageable, and very rewarding. Check out the official…

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Godfall gameplay trailer offers a new look at combat

The brand new Godfall gameplay trailer showcased at PlayStation’s State of Play event has provided us with a look of how combat is going to shape up in Counterplay’s upcoming looter-slasher. We got a look at two new weapons in today’s Godfall gameplay trailer – the dual blades and the longsword. Each has its own unique combat style, and come packed with their own advantages.You can check out the trailer below, or read on for a breakdown of the new weapon classes.According to the combat reveal, the dual blades are the fastest weapon class in Godfall, embodying “speed” and “mobility.”…

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Take This Portable Threadripper 3990X Workstation Wherever You Go

a-XP (Image credit: Mediaworkstations)Who needs a laptop when you can lug around 64 cores of sheer power? That’s what Mediaworkstations is doing with the a-XP, a very interesting portable Threadripper workstation PC that’ll blow any laptop and the majority of the desktop PCs out of the water.We spotted the machine today thanks to Reddit. The a-XP is built similar to a suitcase — like the kind you’d see in spy movies that stores nuclear launch codes. The system measures 13.63 x 16.51 x 7.26 inches and weighs between 23 and 30 lbs, depending on the configuration. The a-XP doesn’t just…

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Temtem PS5 port launching in 2021

By Cian Maher, Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:36 GMT An official Temtem PS5 port was announced during today’s PlayStation State of Play event, meaning that the popular catch ’em up is making its way to console soon. For those unacquainted with Temtem, it’s founded upon a similar premise to Pokemon, tasking players with catching a variety of unique monsters in order to make them fight each other with curious elemental powers. Some of them are shiny, some of them are big, some of them are flying pigs – you get the gist. It’s very good, and it’s only available on…

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Check out this new Bugsnax gameplay

By Cian Maher, Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:35 GMT None of us were able to wait any longer – thank god we got a look at brand new Bugsnax gameplay during today’s PlayStation State of Play event. Bugsnax was weird from the moment we first encountered its obscure world of fruit and walruses eating bugs, or whatever the hell is happening in that very, very strange ecosystem. You’ll be glad to know that the most recent Bugsnax gameplay confirms that the world has got even more obscure.You can check it out for yourself below.As you can see, the most recent…

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Intel Core i9-10910: Rumored Apple Exclusive Fails to Impress on Geekbench

(Image credit: Shutterstock)The Intel Core i9-10910, which is believed to be an Apple-exclusive chip, has shown its face on Geekbench 5 again. Without confirmation from Intel, of course, we can’t be positive of the accuracy of the results, spotted by @Leakbench. But this allows us to do an early pseudo-assessment of the CPU’s performance. The Core i9-10910 in question, as well as the current Core i9-10900, belong to the 10th Generation Comet Lake-S family. The 14nm processors find their home inside the new LGA1200 CPU socket. They’re equipped with 10 CPU cores, 20 threads and 20MB of L3 cache. One theory…

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Hitman 3 VR announced for PSVR, coming January 2021

By Cian Maher, Thursday, 6 August 2020 21:21 GMT During today’s PlayStation State of Play event, it was announced that Hitman 3 VR will launch for PSVR in January 2021. The official State of Play trailer for Hitman 3 VR showed Agent 47 doing what he does best – walking up behind someone with a murder weapon and assassinating him like the professional he is. Except now, fans of IO Interactive’s iconic assassin sim will be able to experience their contracts in virtual reality.Check out the official Hitman 3 VR trailer below.It’s classic Hitman. You walk up to what looks…

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Hearthstone: Scholomance Academy goes live with a free Legendary card for everyone

Scholomance Academy, the latest expansion to Blizzard’s big-time card game Hearthstone, is now live, adding 135 brand-new cards to the pile, including 40 new Dual-Class cards and the new ‘Spellburst’ keyword.As their name suggests, Dual-Class cards—which we took a closer look at a couple of weeks ago—can be played in two classes. The result will be that synergies which were previously impossible, such as Shaman having access to Mana ramp, or Mage being able to play Combo cards, will now be open for exploration.Blizzard says it will “unlock a whole new spectrum of gameplay possibilities,” which of course it would…

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Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time lets you play as Dingodile

During today’s PlayStation State of Play event, it was revealed that you can play as Dingodile in Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time. Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time was originally announced for PS4 and Xbox One back in June, and is due to launch on October 2, 2020. You can check out the new State of Play trailer in the video embedded below.The trailer features lots of interesting tidbits. For one, it once again confirms that Crash Bandicoot 4 is a direct sequel to Crash Bandicoot: Warped. It also mentions that you can play the whole game as Coco – and,…

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Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes launches on August 11

The Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes event is due to kick off next Tuesday, August 11, and will run until September 8. Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes is returning as the next event in the Season of Arrivals series, which was originally supposed to run until September 22, but has since been extended to November 10 due to COVID-related delays.You can check out the official Destiny 2 Solstice of Heroes trailer below, which manages to pack a whole lot of chaos into a relatively short clip.We’re four seconds in and somebody’s already rocking neon dumbbells. Now that’s a way to…

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Blizzard pays tribute to streamer Reckful with World of Warcraft NPC

Thousands of World of Warcraft players came together in early July to pay their respects to prominent streamer Byron ‘Reckful’ Bernstein, who died by suicide on July 2 at age 31. Now Blizzard has paid a lasting tribute of its own in the form of a new Rogue Trainer NPC bearing his name that has been added to the Cathedral of Light in the Shadowlands expansion.This is actually Blizzard’s second nod to Bernstein, after Byron Burnside, an NPC in Tiragarde Sound that played on his real name. The Reckful character is more directly connected to his in-game persona, however: As…

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Best Gaming PCs 2020

When shopping for a new gaming PC, it’s important to have a goal in mind. If you need your system to provide excellent framerates in AAA games at 1920 x 1080, you won’t need the absolute best (and most expensive) GPU and/or processor on the market. But if you want to play at 2560 x 1440 or 4K, then you need to start think about saving more for your rig. CPU horsepower is also similarly tied to gaming acumen but branching out into anything over a quad-core processor will primarily see performance gains in multi-threaded workloads such as video processing,…

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Massive 20GB Intel IP Data Breach Floods the Internet, Mentions Backdoors (Intel Responds)

(Image credit: Shutterstock)Till Kottmann, a Swiss IT consultant, posted on Twitter a link to a file sharing service today that contains what an anonymous source claims is a portion of Intel’s crown jewels: A 20GB folder of confidential Intel intellectual property. The leaker dubbed the release the “Intel exconfidential Lake Platform Release ;).” Update: Intel has responded to Tom’s Hardware with an official statement:”We are investigating this situation. The information appears to come from the Intel Resource and Design Center, which hosts information for use by our customers, partners and other external parties who have registered for access. We believe an…

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Post Void

Cubed3 Aug 6, 2020 60 The premise is simple: shoot stuff, run towards the finishing line, and do these as fast as possible, with a meter acting both as a timer, and a health bar. It’s simple, yet very effective at getting you immersed and addicted, however, while, the frenzy of Post Void is definitely thrilling, the visual “noise” can get in the way of your score-chasing fun. Some small changes here and there, as well as tiny bit of additional content, could definitely turn this into a much bigger recommendation. Otherworldly fingers crossed…

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This Homemade Aquaponic Irrigation System Is Powered by a Raspberry Pi

Your garden needs love and attention to flourish. So why not automate that love with the help of a Raspberry Pi? Maker Richard Sears did just that with an invention aptly dubbed GardenPi. It’s a fully automated hydroponic/aquaponic control system made to help control and monitor your garden with ease. We can’t go forward without recognizing how much work Sears invested into this project. It has tools to control sprinkler valves, sensors to detect water levels from his fish aquariums and an application to help manage water flow between his fish and garden plots.(Image credit: Richard Sears)Sears and his family keep…