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Forget Rocket League, Roller Champions is the new best PVP sports game

By | June 14th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

You have to give Rocket League a lot of credit – it pioneered a new wave of action sports games. Riding that wave is Roller Champions, a new free-to-play game from Ubisoft that blends the best of Rocket League with roller derby and it’s outstanding.

The basic premise of the game is that two teams of three players work together to bring a ball around an arena one, two or three times before shooting into a hoop that’s hanging on the wall.… Read the full article

Here’s what happens when you lose connection to Google Stadia

By | June 12th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

There have been a lot of promises made about game-streaming in the last month, but not a ton of information about worst-case scenarios. Something neither Microsoft's Project xCloud or Google Stadia have really talked about yet is what happens when you lose connection. 

The good news, according to a Stadia spokesperson, is that the game instance will remain active for a few minutes. If your connection suddenly comes back, just restart the game you were playing and you should pop right back to where you were. 

That's all well and good if your connection comes back right away, however, if you wait more than a few minutes Google will close the instance of the game you were running and you’ll be sent back to the last checkpoint the next time you play.… Read the full article

In Cyberpunk 2077, Keanu Reeves is the key to immortality

By | June 11th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Cyberpunk 2077 has always been a game full of surprises. From its initial debut, to the trailer that showed completely destructible environments, to Microsoft’s press conference that had Keanu Reeves on-stage to talk about the game  – Cyberpunk 2077 is one of the strangest, most interesting games we’ve seen in the last few years. 

And it’s about to get even weirder. 

At E3 2019 we got the chance to see a closed-door demo of the game in which Keanu’s character, Johnny Silverhand, got a full explanation.… Read the full article

Star Wars Episode 1: Racer and X-Wing will be re-released on modern platforms

By | June 10th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

You’ll soon be able to get some of your favorite childhood Star Wars games like Star Wars: X-Wing, Jedi Knight II: Jedi Outcast and Star Wars: Podracer, on modern platforms as well as a few on their original consoles. 

The re-releases of these games will be brought to you by Limited Run Games, a company that specializes in small-batch physical releases of classic or hard-to-find titles. The deal was announced during the company's press conference and then reaffirmed in a Tweet on the company's Twitter account, though it's still not clear when they'll come out.… Read the full article

Hazelight Studios, the developer of A Way Out, is making another co-op game

By | June 8th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

EA reserved its main stage at EA Play for games like Apex Legends, Madden NFL 20 and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, but at a nearby event, the developer-turned-publishing house had a slew of new 'triple-i' indie games to show off. 

Among these titles were several new EA Originals – games published through EA, but not in-house at one of EA’s development studios – and include Lost in Random and RustHeart, plus a new co-operative game from Hazelight Studios, the makers of last year's A Way Out. 

Lost in Random, coming from Zoink!… Read the full article

PlayStation CEO confirms PS5 backwards compatibility, SSD and 4K/120Hz output

By | June 5th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Sony PlayStation may not be a part of next week’s E3 2019 video game convention, but that won’t stop the company from making waves. In a recent interview, PlayStation’s new CEO Jim Ryan gave even more details about the company’s next home console, the PS5

In an interview with CNET, Ryan spoke about a number of new features Sony has planned for the PS5, which include the use of a custom-designed solid-state drive (SSD) as the default storage option, native 4K 120Hz gameplay with the possibility of playing games in 8K, plus backwards-compatibility with games released on the PS4

More interestingly, however, Ryan also spoke about the ability to start games on PS4, continue them on PS5 and then eventually take all that progress back to the PS4 as part of a “cross-generational play” feature that saves data to Sony servers and preserves your game state.… Read the full article

Apple Music may replace iTunes at WWDC 2019

By | May 31st, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

Apple could be retiring its iconic music software next week, according to a new report from Bloomberg

The report came out on Friday – just three days ahead of Apple’s WWDC 2019 keynote – and it gives some key details on the Cupertino-based company’s plan to bring the apps we use on iPhones like Apple Music, Apple TV and Podcasts to macOS. 

This could be problematic, as any iPhones currently use iTunes to manage backups and stored data but, according to Bloomberg's report, that could all be moved to the new Apple Music app. 

Should these plans come to fruition, Tim Cook will likely explain the shift in full detail on Monday, but it seems like a smart move considering how much the music software is responsible for and how bloated it’s become in the last few years. 

Three apps could certainly spread the workload some… although it comes at the cost of one of the world’s most-recognized pieces of software.… Read the full article

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Call of Duty Modern Warfare trailer shows us the bleak future of combat – again

By | May 30th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

After laying dormant for close to a decade, Activision has finally announced the next game in the Call of Duty Modern Warfare franchise called… well, Modern Warfare. 

The game was unveiled in a new trailer posted by Activision that stars one of the game’s protagonists, Captain Price, and gives us our first look at some of the locales we’ll be visiting in our next tour of duty. (We’ve posted it down below.) 

One of the most striking parts of the trailer, however, is all of the nightvision scenes, where the footage seems almost identical to real-life raids.… Read the full article

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Bose Noise Cancelling 700 pack in eight microphones and two voice assistants

By | May 29th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

For years the Bose QuietComfort 25 were the reigning champs of noise-canceling headphones for travelers. Now, Bose might have just figured out a way to hook the everyday office worker too thanks to the new Bose Noise Cancelling Headphones 700.

The headphones, which are coming out on June 30 and cost $399 (around £300, AU$575), will offer two built-in personal assistants – the default Amazon Alexa and also Google Assistant – plus Bose’s new voice system technology that uses an eight-microphone array to eliminate noise and focus on your voice.… Read the full article

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xCloud, Microsoft’s answer to PlayStation Now, can stream 3,500 games

By | May 24th, 2019|Categories: TechRadar|

While Microsoft’s game-streaming service isn’t ready for primetime yet, it’s further along than anyone thought: Project xCloud, which is currently being beta tested by Microsoft employees, can already stream 3,500 games from the cloud with another 1,900 games potentially titles on their way. 

Microsoft unveiled these and other key details today in a new blog on the Xbox Wire, and says even more details will be revealed soon. 

The key points in today’s post are that Microsoft has a number of games that are already compatible with the service from the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and original Xbox game library, and claims that any game published on the Xbox One could be xCloud-compatible without any extra work from developers. 

To stream these games to customers, Microsoft has deployed xCloud servers to data centers across 13 Azure regions – including North America, Europe and Asia – and says that it will continue to build more centers as development continues. 

Just as interestingly, Microsoft says developers like Capcom and Paradox are currently running tests on the servers, and has updated its developer kit to include cloud-specific APIs.… Read the full article

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