Yearly Archives: 2019


Tropico 6 delayed to January 2019 – and console dictators have an even longer wait

Kalypso Media has announced that Tropico 6 for PC has been delayed until January 2019, with the dictator sim releasing for consoles in summer 2019. According to a statement from the publisher, Tropico was delayed from a 2018 release date to give the development team at Limbic Studios more time to polish the title. Tropico is a city building/dictator sim which sees you playing as the leader of the island state of Tropico (AKA El Presidente). Tropico 6 is the latest addition to the Tropico series

By | 2019-08-15T17:00:00+00:00 August 15th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Twitch sues streamers who flooded the Artifact category with porn, but doesn’t know who they are

For this reason, Twitch forbids obscene material as well as material depicting violence and threats. The lawsuit goes on to state that Twitch users who ran across the offending content unintentionally "were understandably upset," and some users "stopped or reduced" their use of Twitch as a result. "In response, Defendants sought to evade these steps using old accounts as well as accounts purchased from other users," the suit states. Because Twitch doesn't currently know who's actually responsibl

By | 2019-06-17T23:36:36+00:00 June 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Asus announces a compact desktop with 3rd gen Ryzen and RTX graphics

Now that AMD has formally introduced its 3rd-gen Ryzen CPU family, you can expect gaming PC announcements to follow. One of the first is Asus—it's rolling out a new ROG Strix GL10DH desktop tower that pairs AMD's newest silicon with the latest GPUs from Nvidia. However, Asus is trying to be "one of the first" out of the gate, so it probably won't be far behind. Asus essentially took the same chassis from its GL10CS and swapped out the Intel foundation for an AMD one. For graphics, the new deskto

By | 2019-06-17T23:36:20+00:00 June 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Samsung’s Galaxy Fold might not show up until after the Note 10

It's not easy launching a foldable phone in 2019, as Samsung is quickly finding out: the latest reports from Asia suggest that its innovative Galaxy Fold handset won't be going on sale until August. That means the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 might be out and available to buy before the folding handset that we first saw demoed back in February. Samsung then postponed the official on-sale date until a specified date in the future – we're still waiting to hear when that might be. The Galaxy Fold isn't t

By | 2019-06-17T23:35:11+00:00 June 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Acer’s Nitro monitor with a 144Hz IPS screen is just $250 right now

A few gaming monitors with TN display panels have gone on sale recently, but if you want something with a higher-end IPS panel, you're in luck. An Acer Nitro monitor with FreeSync 144Hz support and an IPS screen has dropped to $249.99 on Amazon, a $50 reduction from the original MSRP. This model (VG271) is a 27-inch monitor, with a resolution of 1920 x 1080, a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz (using FreeSync), built-in speakers, and a high-quality IPS panel for great colors and viewing angles. It's

By | 2019-06-17T23:34:46+00:00 June 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sci-fi tactical party game I Am Not a Monster is getting a full solo campaign

I Am Not a Monster is an XCOM-like tactical combat game with a Werewolf-style party game twist. It was released last year as a multiplayer game, and publisher Alawar Premium announced today that a single-player mode called First Contact is on the way. More intriguingly, it also promises to reveal the true nature of the monsters, which to my reading suggests some kind of surprise twist (!) "As the narrative continues, he will soon learn the true nature of these monsters, thus revealing hidden sec

By | 2019-06-17T23:34:00+00:00 June 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Independent antivirus testing lab releases a new real-world protection report

(Image: © Pixabay (mohamed_hassan))AV-Comparatives, an independent testing lab that regularly assesses antivirus software, has released a new report outlining how over a dozen popular AV programs fared in real-world testing. The real-world protection test is one of several evaluations that AV-Comparatives runs throughout the year. They all matter to an extent, though the real-world protection test is one of the more robust of the bunch, in terms of fully utilizing an AV program. For this particu

By | 2019-06-17T23:32:55+00:00 June 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

AMD’s new GPU driver improves Vulkan support for Radeon graphics cards

Heads up, Radeon GPU owners—AMD is pushing out a new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.6.2 driver release, and the main thing it introduces is support for a handful of new Vulkan extensions. VK_EXT_full_screen_exclusive: Gives applications explicit control over exclusive full-screen modes (this is for instance useful for HDR support). Gives applications explicit control over exclusive full-screen modes (this is for instance useful for HDR support). VK_AMD_display_native_hdr: Exposes Free

By | 2019-06-17T23:30:50+00:00 June 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The latest Overwatch short story might be teasing a new Baptiste skin

Blizzard's latest Overwatch short story reveals more about the history of the combat medic Baptiste, and the philosophical differences that led him to part ways with the villainous group Talon. And if drawn-out narratives for multiplayer shooters aren't your thing, there's also the opportunity lay eyes on what could be an upcoming new skin. Alas, it's already too late, as he encounters a pair of old friends who make him the proverbial offer he can't refuse. As the bullets start to fly, Baptiste

By | 2019-06-17T23:29:01+00:00 June 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Final Fantasy 14’s director cracks up when asked if it will ever get classic servers

Though few might remember it, Final Fantasy 14 originally launched in 2010, and was Not Good. That 2010 version of Final Fantasy is forever lost to time, though. At E3, Easy Allies interviewed Final Fantasy 14 game director Naoki Yoshida and, with WoW Classic looming, asked a reasonable question: Would Final Fantasy 14 ever get classic servers that recreated its 2010 version? When it first released in 2010, Final Fantasy 14 was an absolute disaster of a game. If you want to find out more about F

By | 2019-06-17T23:27:26+00:00 June 17th, 2019|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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