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Mass Effect: Legendary Edition is still coming — but not in 2020

Electronic Arts still hasn’t revealed Mass Effect: Legendary Edition, and that’s for a reason. The publisher originally planned to launch the remastered trilogy, that I first reported on back in May, with an October reveal and release. But now EA and developer BioWare are pushing that release into early 2021, according to people familiar with the development. The primary factor holding up development, beyond the pandemic, is the original Mass Effect game. It currently does not live up to the quality of the rest of the package. It would make a poor first impression for new players, and it might disappoint fans who then won’t go on to play and experience the impressive upgrades for Mass Effect 2 and ME 3. This is a problem with both the visuals and gameplay. The people working on the game understand the issues, and they want to do right by the franchise’s fans. But one aspect those fans won’t get to experience regardless of how much time BioWare gets is the multiplayer. EA doesn’t plan to include the Mass Effect 3 multiplayer in this package. Something like that would turn this remaster into a live-service game, and that is likely not worth the investment. The publisher could instead put those resources into Apex Legends or another, new cooperative shooter — although that is just my speculation. Mass Effect: Legendary Edition will, however, include all of the downloadable content for all three Mass Effect games. This will enable players to get the full experience…Continue readingMass Effect: Legendary Edition is still coming — but not in 2020

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Tech Radar

A Metal Gear Solid remake could be coming exclusively to PS5

Metal Gear Solid is reportedly getting a full remake, and it could be a PS5 console exclusive.  The PSOne game, which originally released in 1998, has been previously remade once before. Metal Gear Solid: Twin Snakes released on the Nintendo GameCube in 2004 and introduced many gameplay mechanics from Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty.  This reported new remake, which comes from RedGamingTech, a YouTube channel that specializes in gaming hardware, states that the “stealth espionage action” game will be built from the ground up for PS5, and will also come to PC. Furthermore, RedGamingTech’s source believes that Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater, and Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots will also be getting HD remasters on PS5. It’s likely that these will be more akin to what we saw for the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection, which had better resolutions, frame rates and trophy support. The HD remasters are tipped to be exclusive to PS5, though Metal Gear Solid 2 might also come to PC. War never changes With Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Bethesda and its parent company ZeniMax Media, Sony will be looking to strengthen the appeal of the PS5 via more exclusives. Rumors continue to circulate regarding a new Silent Hill game from Konami, but so far nothing has materialized. However, having timed or full exclusivity over a franchise as popular as Metal Gear Solid would certainly be a boon for Sony. Via GamesRadar Source linkContinue readingA Metal Gear Solid remake could be coming exclusively to PS5

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PlayStation 5’s Demon’s Souls is not coming to PC (update)

Update at 3:40 p.m. Pacific time: Demon’s Souls is a PlayStation 5 exclusive. Sony pulled the trailer and said that the disclaimer was human error. So don’t expect to get the game on PC or Xbox — or, at least, not any time soon. Here’s the original story: Sony wants to get the PlayStation 5 off to a strong launch, and it’s turning to a reliable partner to make that happen. Bluepoint Games, a developer with close ties to Sony, is remaking beloved cult classic Demon’s Souls. And Sony Interactive Entertainment showed more of that game in action as part of its PS5 Showcase event today. But you won’t need a PlayStation 5 to enjoy Bluepoint’s work. Demon’s Souls is also coming to PC, according to its trailer … which later got pulled. It’s also only console exclusive to PlayStation 5 for a limited time. Demon’s Souls was originally a PlayStation 3 game from 2009. Its infamy has only grown as more fans discover the Souls games from developer From Software. Dark Souls was From’s breakout hit when it debuted in 2011 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Since Dark Souls, From has grown a huge following. But many of those gamers have found it difficult to return to Demon’s Souls — especially because of its online features that rely on other human players. Bluepoint’s remake, however, will give fans of Dark Souls and Bloodbourne a chance to experience the first Souls game under more ideal scenarios. While this is one…Continue readingPlayStation 5’s Demon’s Souls is not coming to PC (update)

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Engadget

Eero could be coming out with a faster WiFi 6 router

Amazon’s Eero could very well be releasing new WiFi 6 networking devices soon, according to recent leaks. ZatzNotFunny has spotted an Eero 6 Gateway and an Eero 6 Extender on the FCC recently, and it has also reported the possible arrival of a new mesh router dubbed the Eero Pro 6.  Both the gateway and the range extender will be dual-band devices; the gateway could have a USB-C port plus a couple of Ethernet ports, while the extender seems to only have a charging port. The Eero Pro 6, on the other hand, looks to be a tri-band model and also features a couple of Ethernet ports. From the leaked box cover, the Pro 6 appears to have a similar design to Eero’s line of original routers, and not the cupcake-style domed design of last year’s release.  Source linkContinue readingEero could be coming out with a faster WiFi 6 router

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The Next Web

Look out, AWS and Azure…Google Cloud is coming fast. And now’s the time to learn about it

TLDR: The Complete Google Cloud eBook and Video Course Bundle will get you up to speed on using one of the fastest-growing cloud platforms anywhere. While a lion’s share of the talk in the cloud services space is consumed by the big two — Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure — there’s actually a third major tech player currently charging toward making that duo a trio. Right now, Google Cloud is a modest trailer in that discussion.  But after Google CEO Sundar Pichai reported 2020 cloud revenue on track for an $8 billion showing, they’ve had AWS and Azure looking over their shoulder. Considering Google’s overall status and current cloud growth now might be a great time to catch up on how to build, manage and grow a networked system on the platform with the training in The Complete Google Cloud eBook and Video Course Bundle ($29.99, over 90 percent off from TNW Deals). This collection of video courses and ebooks goes over everything you need to know to establish a successful presence in the Google Cloud ecosystem. The 5-hour Google Cloud Platform (GCP) For Techs video is a prime introduction, featuring basics on getting started crafting a Google Cloud infrastructure while understanding features like IAM, the Google Cloud Compute Engine, VPC, CDN, load balancing, autoscaling, and more with hands-on demos. You can also dive into the Google Cloud Machine Learning with TensorFlow video, a deep exploration of building powerful and sophisticated neural networks for teaching computers to think…Continue readingLook out, AWS and Azure…Google Cloud is coming fast. And now’s the time to learn about it

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TechCrunch

Chief CEO Carolyn Childers, Reboot.io CEO Jerry Colona, Ureeka co-founder Melissa Bradley are coming to Disrupt 2020 – TechCrunch

Becoming a successful leader isn’t a one-size-fits-all formula. Each startup — depending on the industry and internal culture — has its own needs. The hard part is figuring out what leadership style best suits the personality of the CEO or founder as well as the needs and culture of their startup and employees who work there. This year at TechCrunch’s virtual Disrupt 2020 on September 14-18, we’ll talk to the people who with the expertise and insight to help startup founders and other C-suite level executives — as well as those who someday hope to be in that spot — find the right leadership style for their business. We’re excited to announced that joining us on the Extra Crunch stage to discuss leadership styles is Carolyn Childers, co-founder and CEO of women leadership network Chief, Melissa Bradley co-founder of SMB networking platform Ureeka and Jerry Colonna, co-founder and CEO of executive coaching firm Reboot.io. The three speakers will dig into what makes a successful leader and how to find the right management style as well as tackle other challenges that founders, CEOs and other executives face while building a company. Bradley’s company Ureeka gives small business access to the expertise needed to grow their business. She is also founder and managing partner of 1863 Ventures, a business development program, and serves as advisor to the New Voices Foundation and New Voices Fund, as well as the Halcyon Fund. Bradley is the former Co-Chair, National Advisory Council for Innovation and Entrepreneurship…Continue readingChief CEO Carolyn Childers, Reboot.io CEO Jerry Colona, Ureeka co-founder Melissa Bradley are coming to Disrupt 2020 – TechCrunch

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Qualcomm: $125 5G phones and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 PCs are coming soon

Europe’s annual technology show IFA has been stripped down due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, but that isn’t stopping Qualcomm from making virtual announcements around the event, and if you care about next-generation phones and computers, they’re interesting. Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a little while to see the new devices in action. Arguably the biggest Qualcomm news at IFA is the company’s expansion of 5G from the midrange Snapdragon 6 series down to an even more affordable tier of phones: Snapdragon 4-series chips for devices priced from $125 to $250. That’s notably before any carrier subsidies, which is to say that 5G technology will become affordable early next year to an estimated 3.5 billion users around the world, in many cases without contracts. Qualcomm expects that phones at the higher end of that price range will sport fancier cameras and screens than the less expensive ones, while still remaining performant for apps and games. Qualcomm is also revealing its next PC chipset, the Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2, which signals how upcoming laptops will evolve thanks to smartphone DNA. The first-generation 8cx was announced in late 2018 and can now be found in Lenovo’s Flex 5G (aka Yoga 5G) laptop, where it enables Windows apps to run with full-day battery life and take advantage of Verizon’s nascent 5G network. Unsurprisingly, the second-generation 8cx touts typical PC chip speed and performance advantages, promising to 18% better “total system performance” and 39% better energy performance per watt compared with Intel’s latest 10th-generation Core i5 CPU…Continue readingQualcomm: $125 5G phones and Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 PCs are coming soon

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Mulan is coming to all Disney Plus subscribers in December

While Disney’s Mulan may be available to stream this weekend on Disney Plus for those willing to pay a premium one-off fee for Premier Access, the Mouse House has now confirmed that the live-action epic will be available to all subscribers by the end of the year at no extra cost. As confirmed by the Disney Plus Premier Access landing page, Mulan will be unlocked for all subscribers from December 4, 2020, meaning those who are happy to wait for the film can avoid paying the additional fee of $29.99 / £19.99 / AU$34.99. (Image credit: Disney) According to the updated landing page, the “Premier Access offer will be available until 2nd November 2020 at 11:59 PM PT” – or around 2 months – and it you haven’t unlocked it by then, you’ll need to wait until December 4 to stream Mulan. “Once you have Premier Access to Mulan, you can watch as many times as you want on compatible devices and any platform where Disney+ is available,” says the landing page. If you’re keen to watch Mulan this weekend via Premier Access, you can sign up to Disney Plus below and visit the film’s dedicated landing page to unlock it starting this Friday, September 4. Today’s best Disney Plus deals Source linkContinue readingMulan is coming to all Disney Plus subscribers in December

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Laura Deming, Frederik Groce, Amish Jani, Jessica Verrilli and Vanessa Larco are coming to Disrupt – TechCrunch

At TechCrunch Disrupt, our Startup Battlefield competition this year looks to be fiercer than ever, judging by the applicants. That’s actually saying something, considering the game-changing brands to emerge from our stage over the years, including Cloudflare, Dropbox, Vurb, Mint, GetAround, Fitbit, Yammer and more. Altogether, Startup Battlefield participants have gone on to raise $9 billion from investors and to generate 115 exits over the history of TechCrunch Disrupt, now in its tenth year. It’s a track record about which we’re proud — and that we want to maintain — so it’s crucial that we get the exact right mix of judges. Toward that end, we are thrilled to be spotlighting five of this year’s Startup Battlefield judges — each with very different and complementary skill sets and expertise — and all of whom will be key in deciding who wins the coveted title of Startup Battlefield winner. New Zealand native Laura Deming was homeschooled, developing a love of math and physics along the way, as well as a deep interest in the biology of aging. In fact, she became so preoccupied with the last that at age 11, Deming wrote to renowned molecular biologist Cynthia Kenyon, asking if she could visit Kenyon’s San Francisco lab during a family trip. Kenyon said yes, a decision that ultimately sent Deming down the path she continues on today as a venture capitalist focused on life extension and biological research that’s used to reduce or reverse the effects of aging. Unity Biotechnology, which…Continue readingLaura Deming, Frederik Groce, Amish Jani, Jessica Verrilli and Vanessa Larco are coming to Disrupt – TechCrunch

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Engadget

Xiaomi’s under display camera tech is coming to phones next year

Xiaomi developed its own pixel grid arrangement that allows light to pass through the gap area of sub-pixels. At the same time, each single pixel has a complete RGB subpixel layout with no sacrifice in pixel density. All of that means that the display pixel density above the camera is the same as elsewhere on the screen, showing the “same brightness, color gamut and color accuracy.” Xiaomi also optimized the camera algorithm, claiming it performs the same as conventional front cameras. So far, we haven’t seen great performance on prototype under-display selfie cameras, so we’ll have to see Xiaomi’s system to believe it. In any case, we should get a taste of the technology on a mass-production camera soon, as ZTE’s Axon 20 5G with the first mass-produced under-display camera will arrive on September 1st. Xiaomi’s tech won’t arrive until 2021, but it could have the edge in technology if the claims are accurate. Source linkContinue readingXiaomi’s under display camera tech is coming to phones next year