Month: September 2020

September 30, 2020 Off

The Walking Dead: Onslaught Review

By tracy

Stepping into the shoes of fan favorite Walking Dead characters like Daryl Dixon, Rick Grimes, Michonne Hawthorne, and Carol Peletier through the magic of VR certainly has its moments. The Walking Dead: Onslaught doesn’t offer nearly as nuanced an experience as its spinoff counterpart Saints & Sinners from earlier this year, but by focusing much more on the action and channeling popular elements of AMC’s TV series, it aims to scratch a different itch altogether. Weirdly, though, a lot of its mechanics don’t feel built for VR, and it never does much to contribute to Walking Dead lore. So it’s just fine if you’re here for a good old-fashioned zombie-themed arcade shooter with a lot of guts and only a few brains.

The developers at Survios don’t waste any time getting the action going. From the very first moment, Onslaught plops you into a rescue mission, hands you a hefty gun, and shows you a nice, big, shambling herd of walkers to shoot at. That’s what Onslaught is all about, and aside from some item collection, it never really moves beyond it. This is disappointing, because the premise is something I’ve wanted to experience for quite a long time as

September 30, 2020 Off

Call of Duty: Warzone – Activision Reportedly Bans 20,000 More Cheaters

By tracy

Activision reportedly banned around 20,000 Call of Duty Warzone cheaters as the game’s Season 6 update began.A report from Vice citing an Activision spokesperson and “people familiar with the matter” says that the publisher issued a ban wave on Monday, with some terminations related to the use of a popular cheating program called EngineOwning.

The EngineOwning website now lists its Modern Warfare 2019 cheat as “detected” suggesting that Activision has successfully halted its use in-game, wiping the accounts of thousands of cheaters in the process.The Vice report specifically mentions the case of streamer Nick ‘Wagnificent’ Wagner, whose account was permanently banned in the middle of a livestream. Sources told Vice that Wagner was using the now-detected cheat in Warzone, which resulted in his ban.

Back in April, Activision banned over 50,000 accounts for cheating, noting that “Warzone has zero-tolerance for cheaters.” The game’s developer Infinity Ward also warned that “more banwaves” were coming in July.

In other Warzone news, check out our article covering all the details you need to know about the bumper Season 6 update, which arrived in the game this week on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN.

September 30, 2020 Off

Among Us Review – Better Late Than Never

By tracy

Among Us released over two years ago, but the jellybean/astronaut online game is currently seeing a massive surge in popularity that began in early September. The world may have started out quarantine by playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons, a wholesome game about friendship and taking care of our islands, but after many months of pandemic life, we’re hungry for the void of space filled with chaos and deceit. That’s what Among Us is all about.

Developed by InnerSloth, the foundation of Among Us is simple: a social deduction game where a player is either a crewmate or the lone imposter. The imposter must pretend to do the assigned daily tasks in the game while stealthily killing off each crewmate one by one. If a body is discovered, a crewmate can call an Emergency Meeting to have a group chat trying to figure out who the imposter truly is.

The main level (of three) is aboard a spacecraft where players see sectioned rooms where daily tasks are. Using basic vertical and horizontal movements, the imposter and crewmates move from room to room to accomplish their respective goals without giving any other players cause to vote them out. Each Emergency Meeting

September 29, 2020 Off

TikTok Downloads Set to Be Banned in the US from Sunday [Update]

By tracy

A federal judge has blocked the White House’s ban on TikTok downloads in the United States just hours before the ban was set to take effect on Sunday night.Washington D.C. District Judge Carl Nichols agreed to TikTok’s request for a temporary injunction against the U.S. ban after claiming that the Trump administration “likely exceeded the lawful bounds” of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act. This is the Act the administration used to justify its ban on TikTok.

Nichols cited how the IEEPA does not give the president any authority to ban “the importation or exportation of ‘information or informational materials” or “personal communication, which do [] not involve a transfer of anything of value.”

Furthermore, Nichols sided with TikTok when the video app argued the ban will cause “irreparable economic and reputational harm” to the app as another reason to temporarily halt the ban.

TikTok is still under threat of effectively shutting down by November 12 if a deal to sell its U.S. operations isn’t complete by that deadline. TikTok asked Nichols for relief on that front as well, but Nichols said that matter should be handled by another proceeding.

Original Story: The Department of Commerce has ordered that downloads

September 29, 2020 Off

Call of Duty Modern Warfare & Warzone: Full Season 6 Details Revealed

By tracy

Season 6 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has arrived, bringing with it a new fast-travel system for Warzone as well as new operators, cosmetics, multiplayer maps and modes and so much more.

You can check out the full Season 6 patch notes over on the Call of Duty blog, but we’ve also pinned down all of the key changes below. The update is 19.3 GB on PS4, 22.66 GB on Xbox One and 57 GB / 25.5 GB on PC depending on whether you own Modern Warfare or just Warzone.

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Warzone Season 6 – Map Changes

  • Subway Fast Travel: A metro has been added to Verdansk, described as a “dynamic fast travel system” that allows players to jump between existing points of interest. A number of Metro stations have been placed in the map which squads can investigate to find items and catch trains to move around the map. Safety standards dictate that the cars will not transport players to stations outside of the safe zone, and they also won’t move if there is conflict on board. Activision notes that these new underground areas are “prime spots for ambushes.”

Warzone Season 6 – New Mode, Weapons

September 28, 2020 Off

MSI RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio Review

By tracy
With the RTX 3090 Founders Edition review out the door, it’s time to start looking at third-party graphics cards. It’s an exciting prospect, as we can finally see how the Nvidia RTX 3090 Founders Edition can be improved with new coolers, factory overclocks, and unique designs. Today, I’m looking at the MSI RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio. Retailing for $1589, is this GPU ready to become both the brains and brawn of your gaming rig?

MSI RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio Review

MSI RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio – Design and Features

MSI’s RTX 3090 Gaming X Trio is almost identical to its RTX 3080 version, which I reviewed here. Like the Founders Edition, it’s a massive GPU, coming in at 13.2 x 5.5 x 2.2. This allows it to take up two slots instead of the FE’s three, but is almost a full inch longer, thanks to its generous heatsink. It’s great for keeping temperatures down, but might pose a problem for some PC cases and installs with front-mounted radiators. It fit fine in my Lian Li Lancool II but when I swapped it over to my Ryzen Gaming PC and the Corsair 280X liquid CPU cooler