Tag: confirmed

Backward Compatibility, PS4 Game Resolution, PS VR Confirmed

KEY POINTS

  • About 99% of PS4 games will have backward compatibility for the PS5
  • Playing select PS4 games on the new console will see better loading speeds and graphics
  • To enjoy PlayStation VR on the PS5, players will need the PS Camera for PS4 

With a month to go before the PlayStation 5 officially launches, Sony has answered a few burning questions for those who are curious about the next-gen console.

Posting on the official PlayStation Blog, Sony dealt mostly with questions regarding backward compatibility and PlayStation VR, and put a few rumors to rest while addressing some things that may have been leaving those curious about the PS5 anxious.

Regarding backward compatibility that was not in the plans for the PlayStation 4 when that system launched, Sony said that this time around 99% of PS4 titles will work on the PS5, confirming something previously teased by Sony Interactive Entertainment

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Amazon Prime Day 2020 Dates Confirmed, Starts Next Week

Multiple reports pointed to October 13 as the start date for this year’s Amazon Prime Day event, the company has finally confirmed when we can expect Prime Day deals to start this year. Amazon Prime Day 2020 will begin at midnight PT on October 13 and will run a full 48 hours as it has in recent years. Prime Day is usually held in July but was delayed at least three times this year due to COVID-19, according to reports.

As usual, Prime Day will have thousands of deals available exclusively for Prime members across not only tech and gaming but also toys, furniture, fashion, housewares, and more. Of course, the elephant in the room is that Prime Day is now just over one month earlier than Black Friday, and it’s unclear how different Prime Day deals will be from those offered during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Naturally, Amazon

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Black Ops Cold War’ Major PC-Exclusive Feature Confirmed Arriving To Consoles

KEY POINTS

  • “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” arrives on November 13
  • The game is playable on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Xbox Series X and PS5
  • Treyarch recently confirmed that a previous PC-exclusive feature is available in the game’s console versions

“Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” players should be delighted following the game developer’s confirmation that a massive feature is finally arriving in the game’s console versions.

Earlier today, Treyarch announced on its official Twitter account that the Field of View slider would be available in all “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” platforms. With this feature, players would be able to adjust the width and height of what they could see in the shooter game. More visibility would be available for players using a monitor or television for the screen.

However, Treyarch warned “Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War” players that using a larger

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Nvidia CEO Confirmed Bad News About GeForce RTX 3080, RTX 3090

KEY POINTS

  • Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 and GeForce RTX 3090 ran out of stocks just minutes after their launch recently
  • Nvidia CEO said the supply shortage could linger until 2021
  • Nvidia recently postponed the launch of GeForce RTX 3070

Gamers planning to purchase Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 3080 or GeForce RTX 3090 by the end of 2020 might be disappointed as the supply shortage for the graphics cards would continue till next year. 

Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang told mediapersons, on the sidelines of the GTC 2020 event Monday, that GeForce RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 shortage would last until 2021. The executive believes the issue has more to do with the unprecedented demand instead of the supply, Tomshardware reported.

While the company assured fans that it is working to fix things on various fronts, the forthcoming holiday season will not make things any better.

Just minutes after their launch, Nvidia GeForce

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Extinct megalodon confirmed as the biggest fish in the sea

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This is an illustrated reconstruction of an adult megalodon.


Oliver E. Demuth

Of all the living fish in the sea, we know the whale shark to be the biggest. At up to eight or nine meters (roughly 28 feet), they eclipse all the other sharks alive in the ocean — and females reign supreme in the size stakes. But it certainly wasn’t always the case, as scientists have finally confirmed.

Published in Historical Biology, a study has confirmed that the now-extinct Otodus megalodon, or megatooth shark, once reached up to 15 meters (49 feet) in length — surpassing the present-day whale shark by almost seven meters (22 feet).

Generally portrayed as a gigantic monster of a shark in films like 2018’s The Meg, the real megalodon was a far cry from the 75

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‘Starfield’ Confirmed Releasing In PC, Xbox, Target Release Date Leaked

KEY POINTS

  • Bethesda is reportedly planning to release “Starfield” in 2021
  • A new image allegedly taken from “Starfield” surfaced online
  • A Microsoft executive seemingly confirmed the gaming platforms that Bethesda games would release into

Following Microsoft’s acquisition of ZeniMax Studios, more details about Bethesda’s “Starfield” surfaced online, including leaked screenshots, gaming platforms and even its release window.

One of the major questions following Microsoft’s acquisition of Bethesda’s mother company ZeniMax is if its upcoming games would be exclusively released on Microsoft Windows and Xbox. Earlier, the Redmond-based tech titan said that they would decide about Bethesda games’ exclusivity on a case to case basis. Interestingly, Xbox Gaming Partnerships and Ecosystem VP Sarah Bond noted something interesting about this in a new blog post.

“One of the things that has me most excited is seeing the roadmap with Bethesda’s future games, coming to Xbox console and PC, including “Starfield,” the highly

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NBA 2K21 PS5 And Xbox Series X And S Release Dates Confirmed

It’s official.

NBA 2K21 will be a launch title for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X and S. On Tuesday, 2K tweeted the confirmed dates for release on its next-gen version that coincides with the launch day for the new consoles.

Along with confirming November 10, 12 and 19th as the big days globally, 2K also slid in what is presumably the first real screen shot of the game.

This image of Zion Williamson yelling appears to be on par with the visual quality of some of the celebrity recreations we’ve seen on next-gen hardware.

The release of the date and the screenshot suggests the first trailer should be coming pretty soon. The latest patch that impacted current-gen might be the last major update before the next-gen release.

It tackled most of the first versions most pressing issues, though

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Coldest Northern Hemisphere temperature officially confirmed

Coldest Northern Hemisphere temperature, first recorded by UW-Madison, officially confirmed
The coldest temperature in the Northern Hemisphere was recorded in Greenland in 1991. That temperature, first documented by the UW–Madison Antarctic Meteorological Research Center, was just confirmed by the World Meteorological Organization. Credit: NASA

Nearly 30 years after recording a temperature of minus 93.2 degrees Fahrenheit (minus 69.6 Celsius) in Greenland, the measurement has been verified by the World Meteorological Organization as the coldest recorded temperature in the Northern Hemisphere.


The measurement was first recorded by a University of Wisconsin-Madison Antarctic Meteorological Research Center Automatic Weather Station in December 1991. An AWS is a standalone instrument suite developed by UW-Madison Space Science and Engineering Center and AMRC scientists and engineers to collect numerous environmental parameters such as air temperature, pressure, humidity, wind direction and speed. The information is then relayed via satellite back to SSEC in near real time.

Over time, these data have come to provide a benchmark for

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iPhone 12 Confirmed, iOS 14 Secrets Exposed, Goodbye MacBook Air

Taking a look back at another week of news and headlines from Cupertino, this week’s Apple Loop includes confirmation of the iPhone 12, a surprising new iPhone 12, the long slow goodbye of the MacBook Air, a review of the new iPad, the secrets of iOS 14, iOS 13 is retired, how Apple measures your wrist, and Apple’s Swift arrives on Windows 10.

Apple Loop is here to remind you of a few of the very many discussions that have happened around Apple over the last seven days (and you can read my weekly digest of Android news here on Forbes).

Apple Confirms iPhone 12 Launch Plans

It could be closer than we thought. In a leaked video from UK network EE, the company’s CEO praises the team for their preparations, before Apple’s Eddy Cue pushing the Apple One subscription bundles EE will be selling. Gordon Kelly reports:

“Marc Allera,

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OnePlus 8T Confirmed, The T Should Stand For Tricky

OnePlus has announced it will be announcing the OnePlus 8T on October 14. The Shenzhen-based manufacturer has had a busy 2020, and the expected winter launch means the pace remains high.

The ’T’ handsets are tricky beasts. Released six months after the vanilla handsets they inherit the number from, they allow OnePlus to stay on top of current smartphone trends and always having the option to offer the latest technology to its customers.

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