Tokyo Olympics Opening Was a Gamer’s Dream
Video games played an important role during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday, July 23. This Friday, millions of people all around the world tuned into the long-awaited Olympic Games opening ceremony. Gamers among them were pleasantly surprised - the music picked for the openin
August PlayStation Plus Games Revealed
Sony has, somewhat prematurely, announced an action-packed August for all the PlayStation Plus subscribers. In a post published a few days earlier than usual on the official PlayStation Blog, Sony revealed the August line-up of free PS Plus games. Once again, subscribers will get three games, and
PC Hardware Market on Road to Recovery
Gaming hardware manufacturers have struggled to meet a spike in demand that was brought on by consumers being confined to their homes amid the COVID19 pandemic. Additionally, the estimated number of gamers around the world in 2020 stood at 2.69 billion. According to a recent report by Jon Peddie
Microsoft DirectStorage Coming to Both Windows 11 and Windows 10
The latest DirectStorage API, designed exclusively for Windows 11, will also be available for Windows 10, version 1909, and newer. The news comes following Microsoft's June announcement, which included a warning from the company’s gaming department that gamers will require Windows 11 for any n
Free-to-play Multiplayer FPS XDefiant Announced by Ubisoft
Ubisoft is adding another first-person shooter to their arsenal. Tom Clancy's XDefiant is a free-to-play game pitting two teams of six players each against one another. The game involves four factions from three other Tom Clancy's games. These include Echelon from Splinter Cell, Wolves from Gho
Summer Games Done Quick Gathers Almost $3 Million for Charity
The video game charity marathon Summer Games Done Quick has raised nearly $3 million for the Doctors Without Borders organization. The event lasted from July 4 to July 11. During those eight days, the Summer Games Done Quick event raised $2,897,704 in donations. This broke the previous record Gam
Witcher 3 Getting Netflix Show-Inspired DLC With the Next-Gen Update
The official Witcher Twitter account has just announced that the game will receive a free next-gen update which will be released, along with a new DLC inspired by The Witcher Netflix show. The tweet itself does not disclose any specific details about the update or the DLC. It reads: “The Wit
Tencent Uses Facial Recognition to Keep Kids from Late-Night Gaming
A gaming company from China, Tencent Holdings Ltd., has introduced a controversial new system called Midnight Patrol. This system employs facial recognition software to keep minors in China from playing games late at night. It comes after China adopted new regulations in 2019 that prevent children f
Seagate Unveils Blazing Fast NVMe SSD
The fourth generation of NVMe SSDs has been unveiled by Seagate, and the drive beat all of its predecessors in speed tests. Set to be launched in a variety of flavors, the FireCuda 530 marks a significant upgrade from the Gen3 SSD era. During tests, the SSD managed to reach sequential read speeds