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US Department of Justice looking into crypto price fixing

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cryptocurrency & Mining | Posted: 42 mins ago

The price of Bitcoin has been sinking for a few solid days now, so it comes as a surprise that hte US Department of Justice is looking into criminal traders who might be manipulating the price of BTC and other cryptocurrenices.




Bloomberg reports from its wources that the DOJ investigation will target practices that have been regulated out of futures and equities markets. Illegal practices happen, where traders will submit false orders and then cancel them at the last minute, or they'll trade big numbers with themselves to create the look of (false) demand.


The site added: "Authorities worry that virtual currencies are susceptible to fraud for multiple reasons: skepticism that all exchanges are actively pursuing cheaters, wild price swings that could make it easy to push valuations around and a lack of regulations like the ones that govern stocks and other assets".

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Epic is working on more major updates for Fortnite

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 57 mins ago

Fortnite is in a constant state of flux for all the right reasons, with developer Epic Games planning some huge changes for the game on all platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, and iOS.




Epic has said that its fifth State of Development is a tease into future content, with changes to be made to controllers, quality of life improvements, more Limited Time modes, and a new Playground mode that will lets players respawn on the way. Starting with Playground, which is a new Limited Time mode that will load you into the Battle Royale map with more time to explore.


There are more resources, all treasure chests and ammo crates are on offer, and gulp... friendly fire is enabled, with immediate respawns. As for the controllers, Epic is taking the feedback about Builder Pro being inconsistent to heart, making huge improvements along the way.

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Qualcomm's new Snapdragon 710: built on 10nm, arrives soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 1 hour, 24 mins ago

Qualcomm has just unveiled its new Snapdragon 710 processor, which is a slight bump on the Snapdragon 700 series that the co many unveiled earlier in the year.




The new Snapdragon 710 is better than the mid-range Snapdragon 600 and 700 series designs, with Qualcomm touting double the AI performance compared to the Snapdragon 660. We have the X15 LTE modem and Spectra 250 image processor, lower on the tech tree than the flagship X20 modem and Spectra 280 processor inside of the Snapdragon 800 series.


As for the X15 modem we can expect up to 800Mbps over LTE, with the Snapdragon 710 including 10-bit color support as well as it being the first Qualcomm chip to support 4K HDR playback, a first for Snapdragon outside of the flagship 800 series.

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Acer's new Predator Helios 500 notebook: Core i9, GTX 1070

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: 2 hours, 28 mins ago

Acer has just unveiled its new, and super-massive 17.3-inch gaming notebooks in the form of the new Predator Helios 500 range, which can pack the latest Core i9 processor from Intel.




The highest-end Predator Helius 500 can be configured with an Intel Core i9-8950HK, which is a 6C/12T chip from the Coffee Lake architecture, while NVIDIA backs the beefy CPU up with the GeForce GTX 1070. The CPU and GPU are cooled with Acer's own Dual AeroBlade 3D cooling system that packs all-metal fans that improve cooling, and opens up the floodgates for overclocking.




You can configure the gaming notebook with up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, with Acer including an Intel Optane SSD as well as providing ports for PCIe SSDs. The 17.3-inch display comes in either 1080p or 4K, with up to 144Hz refresh with G-Sync for the 1080p option. There's a 2.1-channel audio system with a built-in subwoofer on offer, with Acer TrueHarmony and Waves MAXXAudio.

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DICE looking to adapt battle royale into Battlefield games

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 36 mins ago

Big publishers are keen on tapping the battle royale trend in their own ways--just look at Activision with Call of Duty Black Ops 4--and apparently EA is no different.




Although pre-reveal Battlefield V rumors attached a battle royale mode to the upcoming WWII shooter, DICE didn't unveil their own unique spin on the popular gametype. The Battlefield V reveal event had no mention of a battle royale mode of any sort. Instead DICE opted to announce Tides of War, a huge new engagement-driven series of live events that rotate and take place in various theaters of war during WWII. But that doesn't mean the developers aren't actively experimenting and attempting to innovate the explosive sub-genre.


According to senior DICE producer Andreas Morrel, battle royale and the Battlefield series are natural mates.


"It's hard to miss the battle royale frenzy that's ongoing. We're all very much fans of it, back at DICE, and we're definitely looking to see how Battlefield can explore the Battle Royale genre," Morrel said in an interview with Gamespot. "We've got the sandbox, we've got the vehicles, we've got the epic scale--it is a natural fit for us."

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Beyond Good and Evil 2 will be at E3 2018

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 28 mins ago

Ubisoft will have a retinue of high-priority games in tow at their E3 2018 event.



Beyond Good and Evil 2 has been in development for quite some time. Following the game's triumphant unveiling at E3 2017, fans are eager to know more about the huge sprawling online-based prequel, especially given the massive ambition Ubisoft Montpelier envisions. The publisher will indeed showcase the sequel-that's-actually-a-prequel at their E3 venue along with a number of other big titles like The Division 2.


Here's Ubisoft's Michel Ancel on Beyond Good and Evil 2:


"We've been working very hard just on the technology across three years time. Today we have a seamless online playground where we can travel across space at the speed of light. We can explore mysterious cities and discover unknown lands by ourselves or with friends. We want you to participate in the making of this great adventure," Beyond Good and Evil 2 designer Michel Ancel said.

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PS5 won't launch before 2021

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 35 mins ago

Sony has confirmed its new PlayStation 5 console is at least three years away.




The PS4 has had an amazing lifecycle so far with 79.4 million shipments worldwide, and the system will continue its long-standing run through 2021, Sony corporate recently said. In its new three-year play the company announced future plans for the PlayStation gaming division which are pretty much the same: hardware and software sales with stronger emphasis on subscriptions and engagement. But what about the PlayStation 5? Don't expect it any time soon.


We know Sony is working on the next console and that it may feature discrete graphics instead of an APU design. There's also a strong chance the PS5 will play existing PS4 games, too. Analysts predict the system could be out in 2020 or thereabouts but not any time sooner--there's really no rush, the experts say.


Now PlayStation head John Kodera affirms that new hardware won't launch during the company's three-year plan, which ends on March 31, 2021. "We will use the next three years to prepare the next step, to crouch down so that we can jump higher in the future," Sony Interactive President John Kodera said in a recent press briefing in Japan.

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Sony may further experiment with portable gaming

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 11 mins ago

Sony may put more emphasis on portable gaming in its hardware ecosystem once more...but it may not manifest like you think.




Sony's PlayStation Vita has essentially been retired, but Nintendo's massive success with its Switch portable handheld-console hybrid has turned many heads. Despite the PS Vita's failure on the market, John Kodera, who leads Sony's massively lucrative gaming division, says portable gaming should be seen as a part of the PlayStation brand. Mr. Kodera also affirms that Sony is experimenting with new technologies and methods in the portable arena.


"In my opinion, rather than separating portable gaming from consoles, it's necessary to continue thinking of it (portable gaming) as one method to deliver more gaming experiences and exploring what our customers want from portable. We want to think about many options," SIE head John Kodera recently told journalists in a post-corporate press conference.

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Sony's PS4 DualShock 4 gamepad: the most popular controller

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 16 hours, 57 mins ago

Sony has announced that the PlayStation 4's DualShock 4 gamepad is the best-selling controller of all time, when purely looking at dollar sales.




According to Sony's most recent NPD, the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 controller has been deemed the all-time best-selling gamepad when just looking at dollar sales. This doesn't mean that the controller has sold the most units ever, this just means that Sony has singled out the standard black controller while not taking into account the other consoles controllers that its up against.


Here is the official statement from Sony, "the PlayStation 4 DualShock 4 Wireless Controller Black is now the all-time best-selling Gamepad in dollar sales."

Tekken 7 receives a free DLC to celebrate 1-year anniversary

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 17 hours, 57 mins ago

Bandai Namco are celebrating the anniversary of Tekken 7 by gifting the title with a free DLC later this month.




Bandai has said that the DLC is going to be entirely cosmetic and will be bringing players six different costume sets, these will include the following: Story Mode Costume Set, the Aura Set, the Female Hairstyle Set, the New Japan Pro-Wrestling Set, the Kuma and Panda Set, and the Metallic Item Set.


The cosmetic DLC will be released to players on May 31st which is two days before the date of the titles one year anniversary. Players that wish to view the screenshots of the costumes in their entirety should visit the official Bandai Namco Twitter page here.

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