In less than an hour from now, Sony is holding another PlayStation 5 showcase event which will be around 40 minutes long and all the attention is directed towards it.
Will we finally be knowing the official release date + the price tag for the PS5? Do you dare to hope for the launch line-up to be announced? Will we see other and previously unannounced games revealed? Does Sony have another ace to pull out now?
Here’s the livestream where some of these questions will get an answer, so sit back, relax and enjoy!
On the same day Disney’s streming service – Disney+ – launched in eight more countries, (Portugal, Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Belgium and Luxembourg), the company released the first trailer for the second seasons of ‘The Mandalorian’.
‘The Mandalorian’ is the first live-action series set in the ‘Star Wars’- universe and successful, with a rating of 8,7/10 from over 188 000 users on IMDb. There are eight episodes (the whole first season) with a length of in between 29 to 38 minutes available on D+.
The series has became a pop-culture phenomena a lot thanks to “Baby Yoda”.
After forced to announce a next-gen budget edition of its Xbox Series X (officially titled Xbox Series S) because of a leak , we have been given more insight into Microsoft’s long awaited project.
The Xbox Series S is less powerful than Series X but will be able to offer next-gen features such as fast load times, high frame rates and real-time ray-tracing. It’s also smaller, just check the pic above (it’s the one to the left, duh!).
The launch date is set for November 10th and you’ll be able to pre-order it from September 22nd (just eleven days from now).
As announced (below) Xbox Series X is priced at $499 (£449) and Xbox Series S costs $299 (£249).
The next epic sci-fi adventure is ‘Dune’. Based on the classic work with the same name, written by Frank Herbert, it follows a brilliant and gifted young man – Paul Atreides (played by Timothée Chalamet) – destined for greatness.
It has a STELLAR CAST with Jason Momoa (‘Game of Thrones’) , Josh Brolin (‘Avengers’), Dave Bautista (‘Guardians of the Galaxy’), Oscar Isaac (the ‘Star Wars’- sequels), Stellan Skarsgård (‘Chernobyl’), Rebecca Ferguson (‘Mission Impossible: Fallout’) and Zendaya (the new ‘Spider-Man’- trilogy).
It’s been a great launch for the latest Sony-owned PS4-exclusive ‘Ghost of Tsushima’, outselling ‘Bloodborne’, ‘Days Gone’ and ‘Knack’ in terms of initial sales – over 2.4 million copies in the first three days, making it PS4’s fastest selling first-party original IP debut.
It will be made available to owners of the PS4- exclusive this Fall. You’ll need PS+ to download and play with friends or via online matchmaking in a series of two-player story missions or four-player wave-based survival missions. Choose from one of four classes — Samurai, Hunter, Ronin, or Assassin
In a move that could change the future of mobile gaming, Epic Games beats the drum of war and takes on BOTH Apple and Google.
‘Fortnite’ is one of the biggest things in pop-culture and beyond in these last years BUT going on both giants at once it’s more than a bold move.
The background leading to this is Apple removing Epic’s product from Apple Store, after they [Epic Games] implemented direct payments, thus directly cut off Apple’s of their 30% cut. Those percents are standard for purchases in the app store and it’s in the publishing agreement every developer needs to comply in order to be able to offer its product(s) for the platform.
Epic's Fornite has been removed from the App Store after they implemented direct payments, circumventing Apple's 30% cut.
Things however do not stop there. Just hours later, Epic moved against another tech-giant – Google – whose share is also 30% on all revenue made on Google Store, also legally binding in order to get published for the whole worldwide Android market.
Epic Games has defied the App Store Monopoly. In retaliation, Apple is blocking Fortnite from a billion devices.
Epic are NOT seeking any monetary compensation, they ARE challenging the monopoly of Apple [and Google], just as seen above. There is more to this story but to keep things simple: they want to change rules and opting for open mobile markets where everyone would have the possibility to:
1) pay less to Google and Apple, maybe offering lower costs to the end-users
2) launch their own store[s] – [Epic] has one already
Mobile gaming has a market share of aprox. 50% in a industry worth $160 billions.
This is fast, simple and read worthy, you may need translation:
1/15) I den här tråden går jag igenom Epic Games stämningsansökan mot Apple/Google, varför den handlar om mycket mer än höga avgifter på in-app köp och Fortnites borttagning från app store, och hur den kan förändra framtidens landskap för mobilspel och appar. pic.twitter.com/HyeEO5oRBZ
‘Friends’ was HUGE, THE BIGGEST PHENOMENON on TV and a lot of it it’s attributed to like… everything?
Nah, joke aside, it was a well produced sitcom following a cast dealing with their everyday life and mixed with a great portion of humor. I mentioned the characters and every single article or post about the show should do so. They are unique to each other and the chemistry inbetween is perfect.
You’ve got [PICTURE ABOVE] Phoebe, Chandler, Rachel, Ross, Monica and Joey, all of them LOVED by viewers mostly because of what they are. It was common to have a favorite back then, mine was Joey, without doubt. I mean who could get angry with him? He was like the perfect friend.
‘Friends’ aired between 1994 to 2004 and rewatching it today, with the newly gained insight since then has actually made me switch to Chandler as my favorite. His sarcasm just clicks with me and I LOVE every single one of his scenes.
There is a big chance some of you are too young to be familiar with this show or the cast so I want to introduce you to ‘Sarcasm 101’ with Chandler Bing, an SNL sketch from 1998: