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Review: Crysis Remastered Is One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Maximum meh.

In 2007 the original Crysis was released for the PC. The big question on everyone's mind at the time, and even through to today, is "can your PC run Crysis?" Usually, the answer was "yes, but…" because even the beefiest of computer hardware had trouble maxing out the graphical options that Crysis brought to the table at the time.

Fast-forward to 2020 and the answer gets a bit more muddled. See, the original Crysis was very dependent on...
 

Microsoft Acquires ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

It's official.

Microsoft has confirmed that they are in the process of acquiring ZeniMax Media for a cool $7.5 billion (USD) in cash. ZeniMax is the parent company of studios like Bethesda, creator of The Elder Scrolls, as well as id Software, the developer behind DOOM.

This acquisition is reportedly the "biggest video game purchase ever" for Microsoft.

At present, Bethesda has two games that are slated to arrive in 2021. Those include Deathloop...
 

PlayStation 5 Starting at $400, Launches Starting November 12

$400 for digital-only, $500 for the full system.

The next-gen is now fully in gear. With Microsoft announcing the price and release date of their Xbox Series X, the only piece of the puzzle that remained was what Sony would do with the PlayStation 5. Today, the company announced that the Digital Edition will retail for $399.99 (USD) while the "regular" version with a disc drive will retail for $499.99.

Both consoles are expected to launch in select countries...
 

EA Kills Off Origin

Origin to be replaced by more generic naming convention.

First, EA ditched their EA Access and Origin Access branding in favor of EA Play. This happened almost exactly one month ago in August 2020. Now, EA is ready to ditch their Origin desktop client with something a little more generic.

EA is changing the name of their Origin client to "EA Desktop." EA is calling their new app a "next-generation PC gaming platform."

This renaming will...
 

Xbox Series X Officially Launches on November 10 for $499

Next-gen begins on November 10.

Microsoft has kicked down the doors of the next-gen waiting room and come out swinging. Yesterday, they revealed that the Xbox Series S would be released on November 10 for a price of just $299 (USD). Today, Microsoft reveals that the more powerful Xbox Series X will also launch on November 10 for a very affordable $499 (USD).

Pre-orders for both consoles will begin on September 22.

In addition to this, Microsoft announces that...
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  • Buying a OnePlus 6T Screen Protector

    Buying a OnePlus 6T Screen Protector


    Features

    OnePlus offers a variety of screen protectors for its collection of phones. For the OnePlus 6T, they provide the 6T 3D tempered glass screen protector. With CNC engraving and a fused design it offers edge-to-edge protection, warranting against screen cracking and chipping.

    The glass screen features 9H hardness which refers to its durability rank on the Moh scale.

    The Moh scale is a qualitative scale of mineral hardness that ranks objects by...
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  • Xbox Confident xCloud will Eventually Gain iOS Support

    Xbox Confident xCloud will Eventually Gain iOS Support

    Head of Xbox Phil Spencer is confident it will happen.

    In speaking with CNBC (relayed by Gamasutra), Phil Spencer says that he is "sure" that Microsoft and Apple will be able to resolve their differences and get xCloud support on iOS sooner rather than later. When asked about what those differences are, Spencer says that they aren't of a financial matter but rather "philosophical."

    The problem goes back to September when Apple changed its guideline...
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  • Activision Says Reports of Call of Duty Account Hack are False

    Activision Says Reports of Call of Duty Account Hack are False

    Activision denies recent reports of hacked accounts.

    On September 21, news broke that as many as 500,000 Activision accounts may have been compromised. This information was backed by several third parties that say the hack was legitimate. Today, Activision flat out denies those claims and says that no Call of Duty accounts have been compromised.

    Activision released a statement via Twitter that says, "reports suggesting Activision Call of Duty accounts have been compromised...
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  • Halo 3: ODST is Out Now on PC

    Halo 3: ODST is Out Now on PC

    Just a little reminder from your friendly Superintendent.

    This is just a friendly reminder for you all that Halo 3: ODST is now available on PC as part of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. It can be yours through either Steam or the Microsoft Store for just $4.99 (USD). That is assuming you don't already own the full Master Chief Collection already.

    It is also available as part of Xbox Game Pass for PC, if you are subscribed to that. ...
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  • Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Europa Trailer

    Destiny 2: Beyond Light - Europa Trailer

    Baby, it's cold outside.

    A new trailer is out today for the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion, Beyond Light. In this trailer we get a better look at the frozen landscapes of Europa, where most of the next season will be taking place. Or rather, that's what we assume to be the case for next season.

    The Destiny 2 site has been updated with a bit more about Europa, including a map of "The Frozen Frontier." I suggest you bundle up, because it's gonna be a chilly reception....
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  • Nvidia Explains How they Screwed Up the RTX 3080 Launch

    Nvidia Explains How they Screwed Up the RTX 3080 Launch

    The launch of the RTX 3080 was a disaster.

    This week saw an arms race between the PlayStation 5 and the Nvidia RTX 3080 as they both tried their damnedest to be purchased by as many people as possible in as short a time as possible. Both suffered from a small supply of stock. Both suffered from busy websites crashing as people tried to get their orders in. One, the PlayStation 5, had surprised purchase windows popping up over the course of a day following its price and release date...
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  • Todd Howard Weighs in on Joining Team Xbox

    Todd Howard Weighs in on Joining Team Xbox

    It just works.

    Todd Howard, head of Bethesda Game Studios, has also decided to weigh in on today's news that Microsoft is acquiring ZeniMax for $7.5 billion (USD). Howard shared his thoughts via a posting at Bethesda.net just a short while ago today.

    He seems to view this new partnership as a match made in heaven. He and the Xbox team have long aligned in their views on gaming.



    Morrowind, an OG Xbox title (as well as PC), reportedly went on to...
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  • Over 500K Call of Duty Accounts May be Compromised

    Over 500K Call of Duty Accounts May be Compromised

    Over 500,000 Activision accounts may have been hacked.

    According to a new report from Dexerto, over 500,000 Activision accounts may have been hacked as part of a data breach on September 20. Their report says that "all Call of Duty players should be on notice after a major Activision hack has left millions of accounts in limbo."

    Activision accounts are used to log into various Call of Duty titles such as Modern Warfare, Call of Duty: Warzone, and Call of Duty...
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  • Microsoft Acquires ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

    Microsoft Acquires ZeniMax for $7.5 Billion

    It's official.

    Microsoft has confirmed that they are in the process of acquiring ZeniMax Media for a cool $7.5 billion (USD) in cash. ZeniMax is the parent company of studios like Bethesda, creator of The Elder Scrolls, as well as id Software, the developer behind DOOM.

    This acquisition is reportedly the "biggest video game purchase ever" for Microsoft.

    At present, Bethesda has two games that are slated to arrive in 2021. Those include Deathloop...
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  • Real Money Games in India: Ranked

    Real Money Games in India: Ranked


    There is a noticeable increasing of online cash games in India right now. There are almost countless games available for Indian players. Today is the time to see 5 of them that are simply the most popular. These games are played by millions every single day and in the near future, they will be even more popular, obviously. In addition, these 5 games definitely deserve your full attention.


    Baccarat
    Baccarat is one of the most popular games in the world. This obviously...
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  • Microsoft Will Punish Retailers that Break the Xbox Series X Pre-Order Time

    Microsoft Will Punish Retailers that Break the Xbox Series X Pre-Order Time

    This according to Geoff Keighley.

    Pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S are slated to go live starting September 22 at 8AM (PT). This will give consumers plenty of time to get an order in ahead of the official launch date of November 10 for both consoles. This pre-order date has been known about for quite some time now.

    However, following the sloppy pre-order phase of the PlayStation 5, Microsoft is taking steps to ensure retailers stick to the specified time...
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