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Apple has announced that it will no longer be using Intel chips and it will be switching to Apple Silicon which is an ARM-based solution. We now have some benchmark for the upcoming Apple A12Z Bionic chip and the performance numbers are very impressive indeed.  The Apple A12Z Bionic was able to beat the Surface Pro X which has double the cores. Apple A12Z Bionic Performance Vs Microsoft Surface Pro X The Apple A12Z Bionic has 4 big cores at 2.4 GHz. The important thing to keep in mind here is that the Microsoft product is supposed to have 8 cores running at 3 GHz. It is also important to note that the Microsoft Surface Pro X is running the native version of Geekbench 4 for AArch64 while the A12Z  Bionic is emulating x86 version of Geekbench 4. The performance of the Apple Silicon chip speaks for itself. I suspect…

Multiple women in the streaming and gaming community recently came forward and talked about how they were sexually harassed by SayNoToRage. This encouraged other women in the industry to talk about similar incidents that they had to face. SayNoToRage has now been banned from Twitch. Twitch mentioned that it is looking into abuse against women and is going to investigate cases as soon as possible. The company is also looking to make the platform as safe as possible. All this happened after the sexual harassment claims were made and people pointed out that SayNoToRage had yet to be banned from Twitch. Now it appears that SayNoToRage has been banned. It has only been a few hours. His Twitch page disappeared a few hours back and Streamerbans has also confirmed that to be true. We are not sure how long this ban is going to last and how harsh it is…

PS5 and Xbox Series X are coming later this year and they have plenty of power to offer but what kind of difference should you expect to see in games coming out in 2020? According to Epic Games, the difference is not going to be all that great. Nick Penwarden, VP of engineering at Epic Games talked about the PS5 and Xbox Series X and he mentioned that games of 2020 are not going to take full advantage of the new hardware that these consoles have to offer. According to him, games are going to be different than current generation PS5 and Xbox One titles but players will feel the real difference in 2021. The following is what Penwarden had to say about games coming to PS5 and Xbox Series X in 2020: I don’t think that there’s going to be, like this desert of not-great-looking stuff in the first…

At the Xbox event in May, Deep Silver revealed one of its first next-generation games, Chorus. Since the announcement details have been scarce but that changed with the release of the latest issue with PlayStation Magazine. In the exclusive interview,  creative director Marek Berka discussed how the PS5 and Xbox Series X allowed them to remove many of the development limitations. Transitioning to a new console generation is never easy but probably the toughest transition period was from PlayStation 2 to PlayStation 3. The sudden and overly complex change is the hardware architecture that caused many development issues. Getting to grips with the PlayStation 3 was challenging to say the least. But things changed with PS4 and Xbox One, developers had a better time developing for current-gen hardware. Now, it seems Sony has made things even easier with the PS5 and Xbox Series X. We do have the game running…

Chris Darril, the developer that is dubbed as the author of Remothered for his work on direction, writing and design opened up about the choice of characters in Remothered: Broken Porcelain. The Remothered dev mentioned that he does not believe in binary gender roles and that is one of the reasons why the protagonists of the game are women. He mentioned that having a woman as a protagonist in a horror game might not make sense to everyone as women are expected to be saved in such games. Darril had the following to say regarding the matter: (Female protagonists’) presence in a survival horror game contributes to the element of shock, doesn’t it? …. they’re expected to be the ones that get saved. Personally, I do not believe in binary gender roles. I chose to feature strong , intelligent and very real women: Rosemary and Jennifer are both intense characters…

Iron Man VR is coming out soon and the Director of the game Ryan Payton has confirmed that players can unlock a rather challenging secret mission once they have beaten the game. He mentioned that the mission is very challenging and is designed for hardware players. He also mentioned (PlayStation Magazine August 2020) that not more than 85% of players will be able to complete it. The following is what he had to say regarding the matter: There is a really strange and fun and extremely challenging mission that we unlock after you finish the game. This is only for the hardware and I am very curious to see what happens with the community once they find it and see if they can overcome it because I do not think that more than 85% of our actual playerbase will finish that mission. Payton mentioned that he himself has not finished…

Body language expert Youtube channel “Believing Bruce” has analyzed the final stream of Dr Disrespect on Twitch and has come up with some interesting findings. The expert dived deep into Doc’s baseline emotional behavior and compared it to the moments after he checked his phone. Dr Disrespect’s demeanor changed immediately after he checked his phone. According to one theory, Dr Disrespect got bad news, possibly related to his perma-ban and that immediately changed his behavior. It is best that you watch the video yourself rather than having me explain his findings. However, the gist of it is that the expert believes that Doc did indeed receive some form of bad news and there is a clear difference between his demeanor before and after checking his phone. There was something in the text or email that Doc’s brain saw as a threat. https://youtu.be/oOkgfiAC9rc The expert believes that Dr Disrespect wanted to…

Lord of the Rings Gollum developer Deadalic has spoked in praise about the PS5 SSD, saying that Sony’s next-gen technology helps the studio keep the expansive environment intact. Designers of the open-world game won’t have to chop up their environments with loading corridors. PS5’s SSD will be put to work. Lord of the Rings Gollum shows us a darker side of Middle-earth both in terms of story and environment. Early images show dense cave systems and shadowy stealth but every so often we see glimpses of a lush open-world above ground. While creating this gorgeous open-world art director Mathias Fischer looked at versions created by those who came before. The dark, depressing landscapes created by John Howe to the misty vistas created by Alan Lee. However, Fischer did not find what he craved. The color schemes used for by these illustrators weren’t the right fit for the game. Lord of…

Most of EA’s Sports franchises are becoming stagnant and redundant. Fans are tired of playing the same game every year but it looks like Madden NFL 21 has broken the camel’s back. EA revealed some details about the Madden NFL 21 Classic Franchise. And when we say details we mean “updates” and not new features. EA shared a list of “updates” that are coming to this year’s Madden NFL title and the list has pissed off the community, and rightfully so. There is not a single unique feature, everything is an update to what is already available in last year’s installment, the one before that, aaaand the one before that. Here’s an example: Fixed multiple cases in logic of palyers considered for a Dev Trait upgrade at the end of the season not checking the correct stat types. This is actually a bug from Madden NFL 20 and its fix…

CD PROJEKT RED announced the release of Master Mirror, the fifth expansion for GWENT: The Witcher Card Game. The expansion is available for download as a free GWENT update for iOS, Android, and PC. The latest expansion for GWENT revolves around Gaunter O’Dimm, a mysterious and powerful character best known from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt — Hearts of Stone expansion. Master Mirror introduces over 70 new cards, including 11 neutral cards and 6 unique, legendary faction cards that change their appearance and skills throughout battle. A number of new offensive and defensive abilities are also waiting to be mastered. One of these is ‘Veil’, which allows players to shield an allied unit from negative statuses, or prevent an enemy unit from gaining beneficial ones. ‘Devotion’, in turn, enhances the skills of a card that has that keyword, but only if the player’s deck consists solely of faction-specific cards. Information about more new gameplay mechanics can be found on the dedicated page. https://youtu.be/TgMVYL-ZwjI…