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PUBG Mobile Season 15 release date, tier rewards and royale pass

PUBG Mobile Season 15 promises to reinvigorate the popular battle royale game with a number of major updates and tier rewards for players to work through. The latest Season is now underway, so let’s drop in and find out what you can expect to see.  PUBG Mobile is the official spin-off to the survival game PlayerUnknown’s Battleground, and in many ways, the mobile version of PUBG has eclipsed its bigger brother, particularly in terms of revenue. It was the highest grossing game in May 2020, making a whopping $226 million for PUBG’s parent company, Tencent. That may change in the near future, though, as the game was recently banned in India. PUBG Mobile is incredibly popular, then, and by delivering a regular wave of updates, new seasonal content and gameplay modes for its dedicated player base, the game will continue to draw people in. Here’s what you need to know about PUBG Mobile Season 15. When does PUBG Mobile Season 15 start?  PUBG Mobile Season 15 is now here. You can download the game from both the App Store and Google Play, but the game is currently unavailable in India after it was banned.  Android users can take advantage of PUBG Mobile’s new royale pass Prime subscription service, and enjoy exclusive Prime-only player benefits. Subscribers can get 300 or 900 royale pass vouchers each month, as well as access to Prime-exclusive Airplane Ranking display perks.  The Prime subscription is only available on Android devices for now, but iOS users can…Continue readingPUBG Mobile Season 15 release date, tier rewards and royale pass

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The Witcher: Blood Origin on Netflix: release date, cast rumors, story and what to expect

The Witcher: Blood Origin has been announced by Netflix and is a new installment into the world of The Witcher. This six-part live-action prequel TV show will take place hundreds of years before the main series, and will explore the origins of Witchers and the very first Witcher.  Given the success of the first season of the Netflix and the fact that The Witcher season 2 was confirmed before the first even released, it’s no real surprise that Blood Origin has been announced so early. It also shows how serious Netflix is about The Witcher, and it will hopefully result in more excellent stories set in the universe created by Andrzej Sapkowski. The Witcher: Blood Origin was announced in July 2020 with a tweet. 1200 years before Geralt of Rivia, the worlds of monsters, men and elves merged into one, and the first Witcher came to be. Announcing The Witcher: Blood Origin, a 6 part live-action The Witcher spin-off series from Declan de Barra and Lauren Schmidt Hissrich.July 27, 2020 The Witcher’s showrunner Lauren Hissrich and Declan de Barra, a writer who worked on season 1, are behind this new series. So whatever Blood Origin ends up being, expect it to be faithful to the rich lore of the books. Here’s a quick round-up of what we know about the prequel show so far. The Witcher: Blood Origin release date: when we expect to see it There is currently no release date for The Witcher: Blood Origin. Predicting one is…Continue readingThe Witcher: Blood Origin on Netflix: release date, cast rumors, story and what to expect

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Royole FlexPai 2 foldable phone release date, price, news and features

The Royole FlexPai was the first foldable phone that most people could buy, and now its successor has launched – meet the Royole FlexPai 2. The original Royole FlexPai stood from the mass of standard ‘chocolate-bar’ phones all on its own, but the FlexPai 2 doesn’t have that distinction. In a world of Huawei Mate Xses, Motorola Razrs and Samsung Galaxy Folds, novelty alone won’t be enough to propel the FlexPai 2 to success. It’s a good thing, then, that the Royole FlexPai 2 looks pretty well specced-out, from its processor to its camera array. The main thing we don’t know right now is international pricing, but given that we’ve yet to see a folding phone that’s affordable, we’re expecting it to be expensive. We’re still waiting on global launch details, but the Royole FlexPai 2 has had an official launch in China, so we know about its design and most of its specs, and below we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the new folding phone. Royole FlexPai 2 release date and price Royole FlexPai 2 (Image credit: Royale) The Royole FlexPai 2 launch was in September 2020, but that was only in China, and there’s no word on when it’s coming to the rest of the world. In China the phone costs RCNY9988, which roughly converts to $1,470 / £1,150 / AU$2,040, although when the phone launches internationally those converted prices could end up being way off. We’ve no idea which regions the Royale FlexPai 2…Continue readingRoyole FlexPai 2 foldable phone release date, price, news and features

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OnePlus Watch release date, price, news and leaks

There haven’t been many exciting Wear OS watches recently, but that could soon change, as it’s rumored that OnePlus has a smartwatch in the works which leaks have called simply the OnePlus Watch. We don’t know a huge amount about the wearable yet, but it sounds like it has been in development for a while, and there’s evidence that it could land this year – possibly alongside the OnePlus 8T. Below you’ll find everything that we’ve heard about the OnePlus Watch so far, including potential release timing, specs, features, and more. We’ll also be updating this article whenever we hear anything new, so check back often if you want to stay up to date on the OnePlus Watch. Cut to the chase What is it? The first smartwatch from OnePlus When is it out? Unknown but possibly this year What will it cost? We’re not sure yet OnePlus Watch release date and price There’s no real news on when the OnePlus Watch will be announced, but it has been spotted both on the IMDA (Infocomm Media Development Authority) website (where it’s referred to specifically as the OnePlus Watch), and on the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). Those are both places it would likely be listed by before being sold in certain parts of the world, and those listings are likely to appear close to launch – suggesting the OnePlus Watch will be announced fairly soon. Our best guess for when is alongside the OnePlus 8T, which itself is likely to…Continue readingOnePlus Watch release date, price, news and leaks

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Xiaomi Mi 10T release date, price, news and leaks

It’s starting to seem like the Xiaomi Mi 10T might be the next big phone from the Chinese company, and it could be coming very soon. The Xiaomi Mi 10 marked an emphatic entry into the premium smartphone market for Xiaomi, and a departure from the mid-range price point that the Xiaomi Mi 9, among others, sat. In the same way that phone had the Mi 9T succeed it later in the year, it seems the Mi 10 might have a Mi 10T coming soon. This isn’t totally speculation on our part – it would fit the company’s annual refresh cycle, and it’s also something the company itself has teased – there’s more on that below.  The Xiaomi Mi 10T isn’t the only big phone we’re expecting from the company soon – the Mi Note 11 is expected towards the end of the year, with perhaps the Mi 11 in the beginning of 2020. But we’re expecting the Mi 10T to be the next one out of the gate, representing all the top tech from the company. We don’t know too much about the Xiaomi Mi 10T just yet, but a few pieces of information have leaked, and Xiaomi has confirmed quite a bit too. Read on to find out what we know so far. Cut to the chase What is it? An upgraded version of the Mi 10 from Xiaomi When is it out? By the end of September What will it cost? We’re not sure yet Xiaomi Mi…Continue readingXiaomi Mi 10T release date, price, news and leaks

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Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070: release date, price, news and features

The Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 is on its way, having been announced at Nvidia’s launch event. After months of speculations and rumors, the GPU is slated for an October release. And, it’s already looking to be much better than many had hoped.  So far, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 is the most affordable entry in Nvidia’s new Ampere lineup, setting you back $499/£469. While ‘affordable’ is certainly a relative term – it’s still an expensive card for many consumers – it won’t come with the wallet-busting price tag that the RTX 3080 and RTX 3090 come with. Better yet, with that much lower price tag, it puts the RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti to shame, rocking specs that seem too good to be true. It does have slower RAM than the rest of the Ampere line-up, and new rumors point to both an RTX 3070 ‘Super’ and an RTX 3070 Ti being in the works. Still, for most people excited about the new tech that Nvidia is ushering in with its RTX 3000 series, then the RTX 3070 will be the best GPU. To add even more value, the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 will be bundled with a free copy of Watch Dogs: Legion and a free year of subscription to GeForce Now. If you have the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3070 on your wishlist, read on. We went ahead and gathered up all the information on the graphics card that we have right now in one spot. We’ll be…Continue readingNvidia GeForce RTX 3070: release date, price, news and features

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PS5 release date, design, specs and news for Sony’s PlayStation 5

The PS5 (or PlayStation 5) is Sony’s long-awaited next-generation console, it costs $499.99 / £449.99 / AU$749.95 and will be available from November 12, 2020 (in select markets).  We’ve got full PS5 details for you below, including detailed break downs of pricing and availability, so read on to find out everything you need to know about the PlayStation 5. UPDATE: The PS5 Showcase event has finished, and we now know the PS5 price and release date, plus five new games were revealed, and we got to learn about the new ‘PlayStation Plus Collection’ which brings a number of PS4 titles to the PS5 at launch.  There’s really not much left to know about the PS5, which is good because you can now start planning which version you’re going to get, what games you’ll pick up first, the accessories you’ll need, how much you need to save and when exactly it’ll land on your doorstep. We’ve glimpsed the PS5 design, seen the PS5 games line-up, including Horizon Forbidden West and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and know a lot about the console’s specs and features. These include an SSD for fast loading, ray-tracing, a built-in 4K Blu-ray player, and backwards compatibility with thousands of titles in the PS4’s game library. However, and possibly more importantly, we now also know the the PS5 price and release date. The PS5 is a very different-looking console to the PS4, with its space-age black-and-white color scheme looking a little different to PlayStations of the past. There’s more than one…Continue readingPS5 release date, design, specs and news for Sony’s PlayStation 5

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Apple Watch Series 6 and SE: Price, Details, Release Date

The products Apple announced in its short, one-hour presentation Tuesday morning were in line with the rumors and speculation that preceded the event. We’ve known the company’s September product showcase was going to focus on wrist-worn wearables ever since Apple invited us to watch the streaming presentation with a graphic titled “Time Flies.” So, we were expecting a couple of Apple Watches, and today, they’re here. There’s a premium model called Apple Watch Series 6 and a lower-cost model called Apple Watch SE. The premium model starts at $399 for the version with GPS; the model that adds cellular capabilities starts at $499. It runs off a modified version of Apple’s A13 processor that was introduced in the iPhone 11. The SE model, with a lower-powered processor, starts at $279. You can ready your wrist now: Both will ship this Friday, September 18. As usual, much of Apple’s Watch pitch focused on features that help improve and maintain its users’ health. The company delivered the same message last year, when it highlighted features like emergency calling and fall detection. This time around, of course, that appeal to safety might hit a little harder than in years past, with much of the country living through multiple life-threatening disasters. And while a wearable computer might not be able to protect you from wildfire smoke or a deadly virus, Apple is still keen to point out how it can do a body good. Gas Light The big health feature announced for the Watch…Continue readingApple Watch Series 6 and SE: Price, Details, Release Date

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Apple Watch 6 release date, price, news and features

The Apple Watch 6 is official, and it’s the company sixth generation smartwatch that launched alongside a new cheaper alternative – the Apple Watch SE – and a flurry of new iPad products. There wasn’t an iPhone 12, but instead we got the iPad Air 4 and a new cheaper iPad.  Below, we’ll take you through all the core details of the Apple Watch 6 including specs and updates that Apple has revealed at its big event. Cut to the chase What is it? The next wearable from Apple When is it out? Friday, September 18 What will it cost? $399 / £379 (about AU$649) Apple Watch 6 release date and price The Apple Watch 6 was unveiled at the company’s Time Flies event on September 15, 2020, which was a live streamed virtual event due to the Covid-19 pandemic. You’re able to pre-order the Apple Watch 6 from today, and the smartwatch will be out on Friday, September 18.  The Apple Watch 6 will start at $399 / £379 / AU$599 for the 40mm version, and the 44mm version starts at $429 / £409 / AU$649. If you want an LTE-ready watch, the 40mm starts at $499 / £479 / AU$749 with the 44mm starting at $529 / £509 / AU$799. Apple Watch 6 design and display Image 1 of 3 (Image credit: Apple) Image 2 of 3 (Image credit: Apple) Image 3 of 3 (Image credit: Apple) Don’t expect the Apple Watch 6 to look all that different to…Continue readingApple Watch 6 release date, price, news and features

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Watch Dogs: Legion release date, price, news and trailers

It’s been over a year now since Watch Dogs: Legion was first revealed during Ubisoft’s E3 2019 conference. Rumors suggested the latest instalation to the Watch Dog series would take place in dystopian London and it turns out they were spot on. With characters straight out of a Guy Ritchie film, Watch Dogs Legion sees you navigating the streets of futuristic London, including Camden Market and Piccadilly Circus, as you form a resistance to take back the city. Update: At the most recent Ubisoft Forward, Ubisoft announced that Watch Dogs: Legion will include a song and special mission from renowned rapper Stormzy. Stormzy’s “Fall On My Enemies” mission is expected to be available when the game launches on October 29. Originally Ubisoft gave us a Watch Dogs: Legion release date of March 6, 2020, however the developer then pushed this date back to October 29, 2020 to allow the team “more development time to ensure that their respective innovations are perfectly implemented so as to deliver optimal experiences for players”. We may be waiting a bit longer than expected but here’s everything know about Watch Dogs: Legion so far, including our own hands on impressions of the game. Cut to the chase What is it? The next game in the Watch Dogs series set in post-Brexit London What can I play it on? PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X, PS5 Stadia and PC.  When can I play it? October 29, 2020. Watch Dogs: Legion release date (Image credit: Ubisoft) Watch Dogs:…Continue readingWatch Dogs: Legion release date, price, news and trailers