Category: News

January 15, 2021 Off

Mortal Kombat Movie: New Details, Including Fatalities, Revealed

By tracy
New details and first-look images have been released for the upcoming Mortal Kombat movie, which will debut in theaters and on HBO Max in April.
Entertainment Weekly has offered fans a closer look at the R-rated movie, which features a cast of ferocious fighters, including Mehcad Brooks as Jackson “Jax” Briggs, Chin Han as Shang Tsung, Hiroyuki Sanada as Scorpion, Joe Taslim as Sub-Zero, Tadanobu Asano as Raiden, Ludi Lin as Liu Kang, Sisi Stringer as Mileena, Josh Lawson as Kano, Jessica McNamee as Sonya Blade, Max Huang as Lung Lao Max, and Lewis Tan as an all-new character.

In the Mortal Kombat movie reboot, Tan will be portraying Cole Young, a “washed-up MMA fighter” who bears a birthmark in the shape of the Mortal Kombat symbol on his chest. This mysterious marking propels him onto a journey with Sonya Blade, who leads him to the temple of a thunderous Elder God known as Lord Raiden, where he comes into contact with a group of highly-skilled fighters.

“When we first meet Cole, he’s in a really bad spot,” Tan told the outlet. “He’s down on his luck. He’s kind of a washed-up MMA fighter who used to be a

January 14, 2021 Off

One of Asus’ new 4K 144Hz gaming monitors might even be affordable

By tracy

It’s Asus’ turn to roll out a new range of high res, high refresh, high bandwidth gaming monitors for CES 2021. Highlights include 32-inch, 28-inch and 43-inch 4K 144Hz panels, all with HDMI 2.1 connectivity, and a 27-inch QHD 240Hz panel.

If 4K 144Hz is something you aspire to, Asus should have something to suit. The most affordable is likely to be the new Asus TUF Gaming VG28UQL1A, due out by June. 

It’s a 28-inch IPS panel, which is unusual in the 4K space, and runs at 144Hz. Other notable specs include DisplayHDR 400 certification, 90 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 gamut, variable refresh and that console-critical HDMI 2.1 connectivity. Being part of the TUF range it should also be one of the most wallet-friendly of the new high-spec Asus lineup.

Moving up the size scale is the 32-inch Asus ROG Swift PG32UQ. This is a premium IPS 4K panel with 144Hz refresh and HDMI 2.1 support. The latter makes the PG32UQ a good pick for both PC and console gaming. DisplayPort 1.4 connectivity is provided, too.

HDR capability is rated at a relatively modest DisplayHDR 600, so this is not one of the new generation of mini-LED backlights with

January 13, 2021 Off

Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Expansion Delayed on PC and Console

By tracy
Frontier Developments has revealed that Elite Dangerous:

Odyssey has been delayed due to the impact of COVID-19, with console versions in particular seeing a major pushback.The expansion, which lets players touch down on and explore planets on-foot, was originally slated to launch in early 2021 on PC and console, but this has had to be pushed back to later in the year.

PC players who have pre-purchased Elite Dangerous: Odyssey Deluxe Alpha Expansion or hold a Lifetime Expansion Pass will get access to the Odyssey Alpha in early Spring 2021 to test the game ahead of its PC launch in late Spring 2021.

The game will then launch on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Autumn 2021, following feedback and iteration in the wake of the PC release.“The ongoing impact of the pandemic … including the renewed lockdowns in 2021, continues to put added pressure on our teams and ultimately our development timeline,” Frontier’s statement reads. “We have therefore had to make the difficult decision to make some adjustments and changes to our existing development roadmap.”

“Please do know that these difficult decisions have been made with a focus on making Odyssey

January 12, 2021 Off

Nintendo Reveals Mario Red & Blue Edition Switch Console

By tracy

Nintendo has revealed a new Mario edition Switch, which is the first variant of the console for the screen unit itself to be offered in a different colour.

The Mario Red & Blue Edition replicates the iconic colours of Nintendo’s mascot, with red Joy-Con controllers featuring blue straps and blue grips that mimic Mario’s dungaree straps. The dock and system unit itself are also red, rather than the traditional black format. Additionally, the Mario Red & Blue Edition also ships with a matching carrying case, as well as a screen protector.

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This special edition version of the Switch console will be available to buy from February 12 – the release date of the Super Mario 3D World Switch version – and will be priced at $299.99. Nintendo states that it will be available from ‘select’ retailers, so you may need to browse a little to find a place selling them. Alternatively, you could go directly to the Nintendo store where the console is already listed.

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Today also saw the reveal of the Switch version of Super Mario 3D World and its expansion, Bowser’s Fury.

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January 11, 2021 Off

Defunctland’s VR amusement park revives a long-dead Disney ride

By tracy

Obviously, nobody’s in a rush to hit the theme parks these days. But if you’re feeling the Disneyland itch after being cooped up for months, you can now ride a long-forgotten attraction from the comfort of your desk—no queuing required.

Over on YouTube, Kevin Perjurer’s Defunctland has been busy cataloguing classic, often long-dead theme park rides and attractions. Shortly after the channel debuted in 2017, Perjurer teased Defunctland VR, a project that’d let you pop on a headset and experience these shuttered rides for yourself.

Three years of relative silence later, and Defunctland’s first attraction is open for business. First opened in 1971, Disney World Orlando’s 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea has been fully rebuilt in Perjurer’s virtual park, sporting audio pulled from the original ride. The sub itself is fully functional, right down to flip-down chairs you can sit on to peek out at the aquatic animatronics through the window.

While intended as a neat little VR showcase, Defunctland VR is also fully playable in 2D, with a spacious little pre-ride lobby area to explore. The whole thing can also be experienced through a 360° YouTube video.

As it stands, Defunctland VR is a neat little historical artefact.

January 10, 2021 Off

Killzone’s Website Has Been ‘Retired,’ Does Not Affect Online Multiplayer

By tracy
Sony has “retired” the Killzone franchise website, but it has promised that this change will not affect any online multiplayer modes.As reported by VGC, visitors to Killzone.com are now greeted with a message by developer Guerrilla Games that begins by saying, “The official website for the KILLZONE franchise has retired. Going forward, visitors to Killzone.com will be directed to PlayStation.com.”The message also mentions that while this change does not impact online multiplayer modes of Killzone games, player statistics or ranking data for Killzone Mercenary and Killzone Shadow Fall

, it is “now no longer possible to create or manage clans in Killzone Shadow Fall.”

Guerrilla ends by thanking “Killzone.com’s many fans and visitors throughout the years for their enthusiasm and support.”

While this doesn’t necessarily mean that the Killzone franchise is gone forever, it has been over seven years since Killzone Shadow Fall was released as a launch title for the PlayStation 4, and Guerrilla has since moved on to Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West.

PS2’s Killzone began the series in 2004 and PSP’s Killzone: Liberation followed in 2006. The PS3 had two entries – 2009’s Killzone 2 and