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PS5: Next-Gen Buzzwords Explained – IGN

Sony recently revealed a number of details about its next console, the PlayStation 5. But if you’re confused by all the talk of “ray tracing” and “threads”, you’re not alone, and we’re here to help. Here are all the next-gen buzzwords, deciphered, that should hopefully answer some of your burning questions about the PS5. USB-C Charging Let’s start with the basics. I usually don’t like defining things using the very words you’re trying to define, but USB-C charging is quite literally plugging in a USB-C cable into a device to charge. However, the far more interesting feature USB-C charging could …

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Will these matchups reveal clarity or more parity?

SportsDayHS staff writer Joseph Hoyt breaks down Week 7’s biggest games, impact players to watch and picks his winners. One note about win expectancy: The model used to determine our computer rankings, which can be found online, gives each team in our database a rating. That rating fluctuates with each game depending on whether a team won or lost, the margin of victory, the quality of competition in that game and previous year’s results. When looking at a matchup, the model looks at the difference between the two teams’ ratings to give a win expectancy — shown as a percentage — for …

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Games Blamed for Moral Decline and Addiction Throughout History

Video games are often blamed for unemployment, violence in society and addiction – including by partisan politicians raising moral concerns. Blaming video games for social or moral decline might feel like something new. But fears about the effects of recreational games on society as a whole are centuries old. History shows a cycle of apprehension and acceptance about games that is very like events of modern times. From ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs, historians know that the oldest examples of board games trace back to the game of senet around 3100 B.C. One of the earliest known written descriptions of games dates …

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Blizzard Is ‘Assessing’ How To Proceed Following Hong Kong Controversy

Blizzard is figuring out its next moves following a massive outcry after the company banned a Hong Kong Hearthstone esports pro. Fans, players, prominent industry members, and even lawmakers have criticized Blizzard in the wake of the scandal.In a short comment to Engadget a Blizzard spokesperson said that the company is, “assessing the situation for now,” following its decision to ban Hearthstone player Ng Wai “Blitzchung” Chung for a year after the player publicly raised support for the Hong Kong liberation protests that are currently happening on the island. The Blizzard China Controversy Explained On October 6, Chung was interviewed …

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Apex Legends loot vaults: How to unlock

When the new World’s Edge map went live in Apex Legends, it brought with it a new feature in the form of mysterious locked vaults. A countdown timer suggested that they would become unlockable at 1 pm ET today, although according to Polygon the light went green a little ahead of schedule. Either way, it’s now possible to get inside, although it’ll take a little effort and a little luck to open them up. A key card is required to unlock the vaults, which drop randomly from the drones that buzz around the map, so you might need to pop …

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Prep picks: Dearborn Fordson first of two ‘big games’ for Livonia Franklin

Buy Photo Jake Kelbert (Photo: Jose Juarez, The Detroit News) Livonia Franklin head coach Chris Kelbert is excited with where his team is at – 6-0 and ranked No. 6 in The Detroit News Super 20, and with its goal of a KLAA East Division title still alive heading into the final weeks of the season. Franklin will play at No. 10 Dearborn Fordson Friday, and a win will set up Week 8 showdown with No. 2 Belleville for the division championship. Belleville defeated Fordson 20-19 last Friday. “It’s very exciting,” Kelbert said. “We’re very happy to have ourselves in the …

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Spec Ops Mode Detailed

Activision has detailed the contents of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Special Ops, which is coming back after being absent since Modern Warfare 2, and provides a story that picks up where the main campaign ends.Up to four players can play Special Ops together when the mode launches alongside the full game on October 25. According to an official blog post, players battle against an “evil” that has overtaken the Eastern Hemisphere. The main objective is to “stop and sever a global terror organization’s access to weapons, funds, intelligence, and hardware.” Watch Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s multiplayer trailer in …

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Scientific Games Launches OpenGaming™, an End-to-End Digital Ecosystem

LAS VEGAS, Oct. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ: SGMS) (“Scientific Games” or “SG”) has unveiled OpenGaming, the end-to-end digital ecosystem for operators looking to provide a new wave of immersive gaming experiences for their players through one seamless integration. Scientific Games Launches OpenGaming™, an End-to-End Digital Ecosystem The OpenGaming ecosystem is home to trusted content aggregation technology, a robust player account management platform, 2500+ games from a global network of in-house and third-party game studios and innovation-rich features across jackpots, free-rounds, tournaments and peer-to-peer gaming. Scientific Games’ Open Gaming …

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Best cheap gaming mouse – CNET

There are a lot of gaming mice. A ridiculous number of gaming mice. So many mice, in fact, that trying to decide on a single size and style — especially on a budget — is much more complicated than scouring Reddit and Amazon’s top lists to find an answer. Unless you know exactly what you’re after and what grip you use, I recommend getting to a store to try some out before you buy.  What’s below are some of our favorites that we’ve tested that fall below $50, along with the pros and cons of each. Our picks aren’t definitive as we …

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Division 2 Pentagon Content Will Be Released Next Week

The Division 2’s Title Update 6 will be released on October 15, according to Ubisoft. This update will add Episode 2 – Pentagon: The Last Castle, as well s a new Conflict PvP mode.Episode 2 will be available early for any player with the Year 1 season pass or a UPlay+ account, while everyone else will have to wait until October 22. The changes and gameplay updates will be available for everyone on October 15. The second episode pits Division Agents against Black Tusk forces as the two factions race to discover the secrets inside the Pentagon. There will be …

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Online gaming is a | News |

e-gaming summit at the Comis Hotel, Mount Murray Printed and digital download photos available The online gaming industry is continuing to play an important role in the island’s economy. Chief Minister Howard Quayle told delegates at the 10th KPMG e-gaming summit that when the first summit was held a decade ago the e-gaming sector in the island looked very different. ’During …

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Rugby World Cup games in doubt as Super Typhoon Hagibis approaches Japan

Posted October 09, 2019 10:00:37 Photo: Typhoon Hagibis makes its way across the Pacific, bearing down on Japan. (Twitter: NOAA Satellites) A super typhoon packing wind gusts up to 270 kilometres per hour is bearing down on Japan, threatening the capital Tokyo and putting crucial games at the Rugby World Cup in doubt. Key points: Heavy rain is set to hit Japan from Friday, with the peak winds expected on the weekend Hagibis is forecast to weaken before it reaches Japan but will still be “very strong” Important games at the Rugby World Cup could be cancelled by the storm …

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Epic Games settles with 14-year-old over selling Fortnite cheats

Epic settled with a minor who was accused of creating cheat codes for Fortnite. Epic Games Epic Games has reached a settlement with a minor who was accused of creating and selling cheats for the video game Fortnite, as reported earlier Tuesday by the BBC. The terms of the settlement, reached Sept. 27, are unknown. Fortnite, one of the all-time most popular free-to-play games on consoles, launched in 2018 and became a cultural phenomenon, raking in $3 billion for developer Epic Games across all platforms that year. Earlier this year, a 16-year-old won $3 million playing in the Fornite World Cup, with …

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Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Specs, 4K Screens, and More Revealed

As previously announced, Red Dead Redemption 2 is finally coming to the PC on November 5, and Rockstar revealed the PC specs for the game. It will be available on all major PC launchers including Epic Games Store, GOG, and Rockstar’s own launcher. Red Dead Redemption 2 will also be coming to Steam, but in December.Red Dead Redemption 2 is now available for pre-purchase on the Rockstar Games Launcher. Although the long-awaited PC port isn’t coming until November 5, pre-purchasing now will also net you two free Rockstar Games on PC. Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Screenshots PC Specifications Rockstar …

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Games Inbox: How excited are you about PlayStation 5?

Two years ago I wrote a piece on Ghost Recon: Wildlands, frustrated at the game’s litany of errors and broken promises, finding comfort in stripping away the support aids implemented in the game and enjoying it in its most base way. When you gents released your review I was disheartened, the studio ‘seemed’ to have gone to great pains to present Breakpoint as the answer to all the frustrations and criticisms of Wildlands, presenting a raw, brutal survivalist title; the studio’s DayZ homage, perhaps. Instead, you can’t help but feel Ubisoft have done what they seemingly are in habit of …

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