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06
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

NBA 2K21 Next-Gen Trailer And Screens Show Off Balling On PS5 And Xbox Series X

We’ve finally had our first look at NBA 2K21 on PS5 and Xbox Series X. A first-look trailer has shown off the visual and environmental improvements introduced for the next-gen version, including updated player models and various new court details. The trailer, captured on a PS5, shows of both of these improvements before and during a game.

Prior to this we’d seen just a tiny snippet of the PS5 version; this is much more extensive, offering some gameplay segments in a game between the Dallas Mavericks and Golden State Warriors. One of the standout elements, aside from the impressive lifelike look of the individual players, is how crowded the court and crowd appear, particularly during the pregame segment.

In the next-gen version, every single person on screen in the lower court will have their own AI routines, including the audience. In the footage, the movements of everyone in the arena–not just the players–looks extremely natural.

A direct comparison between 2K20 and next-gen 2K21
A direct comparison between 2K20 and next-gen 2K21

Improved lighting models, animations, and physics will also make for a more realistic basketball experience. 2K and developer Visual Concepts is promising a rebuilt player movement system, with new on-court animation and collision engines, as well as a greatly expanded soundtrack featuring 202 tracks.

This trailer is the first of several drops of information about the next-gen version of NBA 2K21 in the lead-up to release, 2K has promised, so more information about the different modes in this version will be available soon.

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NBA 2K21 will be available on PS5 and Xbox Series X at launch. However, it won’t be a free update for owners of the PS4 and Xbox One version by default–only if they bought they more expensive Mamba Forever edition. The base game costs $70 on next-gen systems. Take-Two’s CEO has defended the price

06
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Tie Break Tens announces Slinger Bag as Official Partner for TB10 2021 Series

Slinger Bag

Tie Break Tens announces Slinger Bag as Official Partner
Tie Break Tens announces Slinger Bag as Official Partner
Tie Break Tens announces Slinger Bag as Official Partner

LONDON, Oct. 06, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Tie Break Tens, the fast-paced, short-form tennis format, is excited to announce that Slinger Bag, the first truly portable tennis launcher, has signed as an Official Partner for the all Tie Break Tens (TB10) tournaments in 2021. Having established a successful partnership at the Progress Tour held at the LTA’s National Tennis Centre, London in July 2020, TB10 are delighted to be working with Slinger Bag next season.

Tie Break Tens tournaments are held over one evening and involve 8 players competing in a knock-out format, with each match consisting of a super tie-break to ten points with a winner-takes-all prize. Following successful tournaments in London, Vienna, Madrid, Melbourne, Madison Square Garden and Indian Wells Tennis Garden, TB10 are looking forward to announcing a series of tournaments in 2021, including two new destinations.

Since launch, Slinger Bag has exploded onto the tennis scene by enabling tennis fans to practice their favourite shots in their local parks, at home or in any open space. Slinger Bag may be wheeled like carry-on luggage and easily transported in the boot of a car. In addition, this proprietary design empowers players to: set up and start launching balls within one minute; control the launch speed and the frequency of the balls using two customizable dials. It is lightweight at 15kg/33 lbs and is multi-functional holding racquets tennis gear and capacity for 72 tennis balls.

As part of this new partnership, Slinger Bag will work with TB10 on fan focused activations at each TB10 tournament, adding additional value to the fans on site; alongside on-court branding and captivating social media promotions.

“We are excited to be

06
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Xbox One Achieved Critical Acclaim, Big Engagement Numbers Ahead Of Xbox Series X Release

KEY POINTS

  • The Xbox One set several records for the year in terms of engagement and critical approval
  • Xbox Game Studios released 15 games this year, 10 of which are new titles
  • Microsoft is preparing to launch the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S in November

With a little over a month to go before Microsoft unleashes its next-generation consoles to the world, the company took some time to celebrate the achievements of the current-generation Xbox One.

Prior to the launch of Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on Nov. 10, Microsoft flexed some of the Xbox One’s achievements over the past year, particularly in terms of engagement with their target audience, GameSpot first reported. 

Aaron Greenberg, general manager of Xbox Games Marketing at Microsoft, posted on the Xbox Wire that the company had a record-breaking year for games in the form of 15 Xbox Game Studio games launched so far — 10 of which are new titles.

There have also been 1.66 billion hours played on Xbox for the year, the most ever for Xbox Game Studio titles. Meanwhile, long-running game series “Microsoft Flight Simulator” and “Ori and the Will of the Wisps” both earned Metacritic scores of 90 and above.

The newly released “Grounded” has already exceeded more than 1 million players while hit title “Sea of Thieves” has already surpassed more than 15 million players.

With the acquisition of Bethesda Game Studios a few weeks ago, Microsoft was the talk of the gaming industry mostly because Bethesda has “Fallout” and “The Elder Scrolls” among the properties under its publishing umbrella.

It did not take long after that before Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella himself hinted that the company has not ruled out acquiring even more game studios to add to their ever-growing catalog.

For now, Microsoft

05
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Samsung Galaxy S30 series could skip the in-display selfie camera

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  • Samsung has reportedly decided against offering an in-display selfie camera on the Galaxy S30 series.
  • It’s believed that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will be the first Samsung device with this tech instead.

We’ve already seen the first couple of phones with an in-display selfie camera launching this year, with the ZTE Axon 20 leading the charge. The technology allows for a proper full-screen display, as the camera is hidden below the screen.

Now, Korean outlet The Elec reports that Samsung has decided against offering an in-display selfie camera on the Galaxy S30 series (aka the Galaxy S21 family). The publication reports that Samsung has suffered from low production yields of the technology.

Instead, the Galaxy S30 phones will reportedly pack a center-mounted punch-hole cutout once again, as we saw with the Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Note 20 series, and Galaxy Note 10 family. We won’t have to wait too long after the S30 series to see a Samsung device with the tech though.

The Elec reports that the Galaxy Z Fold 3 — scheduled for release in the second half of 2021 — will be the first Samsung phone to be equipped with the technology.

Samsung and ZTE wouldn’t be the only manufacturers offering in-display selfie cameras in 2021, as Xiaomi has already confirmed its intention to mass-produce phones with the tech next year. However, Samsung might have major bragging rights if it’s able to offer an in-display selfie camera on a foldable phone.

Next: The best foldable phones you can get

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04
Oct
2020
Posted in technology

Gamer-Centric Uninterruptible Power Supply Set To Protect Xbox Series X, PS5 And PC

PS5’s Demon’s Soul’s remake won’t be easy, and experiencing a power outage right before the next checkpoint could be downright catastrophic. Isn’t that game already hard enough as it is?

This past week, power protection leader Schneider Electric announced the imminent release of its new gamer-focused interruptible power supply, the APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming UPS. The upcoming gadget seeks “to protect gaming gear and maintain [players’] connection through power irregularities”, this according to the official press release.

In typical gamer aesthetic fashion, the device will feature 12 customizable RGB LED lights. Sinewave battery backup power, coupled with AVR (Automatic Voltage Regulator), promises to supply a silky smooth electrical current to your Xbox Series X, PS5 or PC gaming rig during dangerous power irregularities and outages.

Even routers and modems will be protected. For those unfamiliar with this sort of technology, after the power goes out, a UPS will essentially keep the juice going for a short time, allowing you the crucial opportunity to save progress and shut everything down properly. This avoids an abrupt loss of current, which can lead to hardware damage, or possibly worse, data corruption.

A status indicator on the APC Back-UPS Pro Gaming UPS, or “reactor circle” as Schneider Electric is calling it, will keep gamers in the know as far as outages, surges, dips and remaining power are concerned. User-replaceable batteries are integrated and also hot-swappable.

The device will have 10 total outlets for consoles and PCs, which will include 6 battery backup outlets and 4 surge-protection-only outlets. 3 USB charging ports will adorn the front of the UPS (two Type-A and one Type-C) that can be used for charging controllers, phones and the like.

For a closer look, you can check out the stylish trailer below: