Thrustmaster’s Joystick Game Emphasis in The Falconeer Aerial Action RPG Trailer

Thrustmaster's Joystick Game Emphasis in The Falconeer Aerial Action RPG Trailer


Wired Productions and independent developer Tomas Sala have unveiled a new trailer for their aerial action RPG The Falconeer, which will be released November 10 on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S. This video focuses on joystick control, and more precisely – T.16000M FCS (Flight Control System) from Thrustmaster.

The developers promise that with the help of such flight controllers it will be possible to control the war bird with deadly precision. The trailer shows how the player dodges, dives and performs other maneuvers, destroying various aerial rivals. While most associate joysticks with starships and fighters, the giant falcon also seems to be able to show the wonders of direct steering.

In the open world, The Falconeer will participate in heavenly battles and explore the mysterious open world of the Great Ursi. The factions wage an endless struggle, trying to preserve their past and escape from the dire consequences that poison the world from the inside.

By the way, recently the developer Tomas Sala (Tomas Sala) said that The Falconeer is deeply optimized for the new Xbox consoles. For example, even on Xbox Series S, the action movie will be able to run in 1800p @ 60fps in normal mode and 1080p @ 120fps in performance mode. On the Xbox Series X, you can freely count on 4K @ 60fps or 1800p @ 120fps.

The project was originally announced for PC, but later the Xbox One was added to the list of supported ones. The release date is still 2020, and those who wish can add the project to their favorites on the Steam page. System requirements are very modest (Intel Core i3, 4 GB of RAM, GeForce GTX 660 or Radeon HD 6770, 5 GB of disk space), and Russian is declared among the supported languages ​​(in the form of subtitles).

Thomas Sala is an independent developer and co-founder of Little Chicken Game Company. He is best known to the public for his series of Moonpath to Elsweyr mods for Skyrim, although he also created projects such as Rekt! (iOS and Switch), SXPD (iOS) and TrackLab (PSVR).

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Tesla says Model S and X suspension defects are the fault of Chinese drivers or bad roads

Красным на картинке обозначены узлы подвески электромобилей Tesla, в котрых китайские регуляторы подозревают дефект


Recently it became known that due to problems with the suspension, Tesla recalls about 30 thousand Model S and X electric vehicles exported from the United States to China from 2013 to 2017 inclusive. The Chinese regulators insisted on this, although the company strongly disagrees with them. American owners of such models are happy, what is not satisfied with the Chinese drivers?

The red in the picture shows the suspension units of Tesla electric vehicles, in which the Chinese regulators suspect a defect

Red in the picture shows the suspension nodes of Tesla electric vehicles, in which the Chinese regulators suspect a defect

Regulators have had questions in the past about the reliability of Tesla’s electric suspension systems. The company is now forced to recall about 30,000 Model S and X electric vehicles imported into China between 2013 and 2017. Tesla had a choice: either to sue the representatives of the Chinese authorities, or to silently replace the said cars. The company chose a replacement, and they notified the relevant US regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).

The letter to NHTSA is an important step as the US could begin a similar investigation looking for similar defects in cars used by American drivers. NHTSA raised questions about suspension reliability in 2016, but the regulator found no manufacturing defects, and Tesla had no problems. The company equated the demand of the Chinese regulators SAMR and DPAC with unfair nagging, but decided to settle the issue amicably.

According to a Tesla investigation, problems with suspension among the electric vehicles of these models sold in China appeared in the case of 0.1% of cars, while outside China, the same defects were detected in 0.05% of cars. Based on this, Tesla experts and lawyers argue that in China, suspensions are under greater stress either due to worse roads or due to careless actions of drivers.

At the same time, it must be said that the Tesla Model S and X electric vehicles imported to China after 2017 did not find any suspension defects during operation. This leads to the suspicion that the company has nevertheless changed something in their design and, perhaps, there could be some kind of flaw in these car units in the indicated years.

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Intel mobile components shipments increased by a quarter

Источник изображения: Intel


At the quarterly reporting event, the head of Intel has already announced that the company in the reporting period shipped a record number of mobile processors, and could ship even more if it did not run into production capabilities. A detailed report on Form 10-Q clarified that the number of mobile components shipped in the third quarter increased by 25% over the year.

Image source: Intel

Image source: Intel

In terms of revenue, this increase was reflected by an increase of $ 1.36 billion, but the average selling price of mobile components decreased by 7% compared to the same period last year, depriving the company of $ 478 million in potential revenue. Demand has shifted towards more affordable laptop processors as entry-level mobile PCs are popular during the pandemic.

Image source: Intel

Image source: Intel

In the desktop segment, Intel is not doing as badly as it might seem. Yes, the number of desktop components shipped in the past quarter was 18% less than the same period last year, but the average selling price remained the same. This means that the share of more expensive models in the range of Intel desktop components has grown. In itself, the reduction in sales of desktop components reduced Intel’s revenue by $ 485 million. The category of related products reduced revenue by another $ 259 million, as a result, the positive impact on revenue from the growth in demand for laptops allowed to outweigh the negative effects with an increase of $ 138 million.

If we consider the nine months of this year and last, then a 12% decrease in the supply of desktop components led to a decrease in revenues by $ 1.09 billion, but the average selling price increased by 2%, raising revenues by $ 160 million. This only supports the thesis of an increase share of more expensive desktop components in the structure of Intel product shipments compared to last year.

Image source: Intel

Image source: Intel

Since the beginning of the year, the number of Intel mobile components supplied has increased by 19%, in terms of revenue, the increase amounted to $ 2.882 billion. The average price decreased by 2%, the impact of this factor on revenue is estimated at $ 352 million. In the mobile segment in the third quarter, revenue increased by $ 882 million. , for the first nine months of the year – by $ 2.52 billion. CEO Robert Swan (Robert Swan) admitted at yesterday’s conference that further growth in the supply of processors for notebooks is still limited by the production capabilities of the company.

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Psychological thriller Visage will be released on October 30 on PS4, Xbox One and PC

Psychological thriller Visage will be released on October 30 on PS4, Xbox One and PC


We started to raise funds for the development of the thriller Visage as part of a microinvestment program back in 2016, and in 2017 we saw a 20-minute piece in the spirit of P.T. Now the developers from the Quebec-based SadSquare Studio are ready to withdraw the project from Early Access: it will be released on October 30 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

The Early Access version, which is currently available on Steam, so far contains two chapters – a total of eight hours of gameplay. The full version will consist of four chapters, which will give about 15 hours of gameplay. Users who bought the game in Early Access will receive the full version as a free update (unfortunately, the previous saves will be deleted). Visage currently costs RUB 465 on Steam, but two days before launch, the price will increase.

Recall: Visage is a first-person psychological thriller in which you have to explore a mysterious, constantly changing mansion. Time passes slowly here, and incredibly cozy interiors are replaced by terrifying and monstrously realistic scenes.

In this huge house, terrible events once took place. The player will have to wander through gloomy corridors, exploring every abandoned room and getting lost in endless labyrinths, where frightening memories and ghosts of those who previously lived and died here are hidden. People killed relatives, went crazy, committed suicide and other terrible things. Each room has its own story, and the main character will have to relive episodes of the dark past. A strange distorted world is promised, where the only living thing is the player.

In Visage, the player is defenseless: there is no weapon that could save you from the creepy creatures that lurk around every corner, behind every door, or jump out from under your feet. To interact with the environment, you can collect key items – these things will either help you escape from the nightmare … or be pulled even deeper into it. In the process of passing, you need to keep the psyche of the protagonist as healthy as possible so as not to die. It won’t be easy, and one way to help with the task is to be in the light.

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Samsung is preparing to release the second affordable smartphone of the Galaxy F series

Samsung is preparing to release the second affordable smartphone of the Galaxy F series


The company Samsung, according to the resource SamMobile, will soon present an inexpensive smartphone of the new Galaxy F series. The device being prepared for release is seen under the code designation SM-F127G.

The first model of the aforementioned family was the youth device Galaxy F41, which debuted about two weeks ago (shown in the pictures). It features a 6.4-inch Full HD + Super AMOLED display, an Exynos 9611 processor, 6GB of RAM, 64GB / 128GB storage and a 6000mAh battery. A 32-megapixel camera is installed in front, and a triple camera in a configuration of 64 + 8 + 5 million pixels is installed on the back.

The next device of the new series, judging by the SM-F127G code, may enter the commercial market as Galaxy F12 or Galaxy F12s. It will be located below the Galaxy F41 model, which means it will receive an inexpensive electronic “filling”.

The technical characteristics of the device have not yet been disclosed. But we can assume that it will be equipped with an HD + screen, a budget Exynos processor and a camera with two or three image sensors.

The price of the new item will most likely not exceed $ 150. The official announcement may take place in the current quarter.

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Black Ops Cold War will be a PlayStation exclusive for the year

Black Ops Cold War will be a PlayStation exclusive for the year


Activision Blizzard has announced that Zombies Onslaught in the upcoming shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be exclusive to PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 until November 1, 2021. At the same time, the details of this regime became known.

In the Russian localization, the Zombies Onslaught mode was named “Zombies: Massacre”. In it, you need to survive the attack of numerous zombies after you and your partner from the Requiem squad saw a mysterious sphere with an unusually high level of energy and decided to examine it closer.

As part of “Zombies: Carnage” you will fight on one of several multiplayer maps. Each season, players will find new locations and rewards. The arsenal includes a light machine gun, a heavy sniper rifle and other weapons traditional for multiplayer and zombie modes. You have to move around the map next to the sphere so as not to die from the “dark sky” anomaly. At the same time, the space protected from the deadly zone is very small, but it is in it that you have to fight off the dead. By killing a certain number of zombies, you thereby move the sphere from its place.

As the sphere’s power grows and it moves around the location, improved, elite zombies will begin to attack you. In a confined space, they are especially dangerous, so you and your partner will have to not only think about how to kill as many dead as possible, but also provide tactics for future opponents.

For the number of elite zombies killed at the end of the match, you will be awarded a rank. The higher it is, the better the rewards will be, which will come in handy in multiplayer and zombie modes.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will be released on November 13 on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X & S and PlayStation 5.

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PlayStation 4 is the best time to get to know the system. Buyer’s Guide / Games

PlayStation 4 is the best time to get to know the system. Buyer's Guide / Games


Just a little more, and the PlayStation 4 will pass the baton to the powerful newcomer with SSD storage and ray tracing support. But this is far from the end of PS4 history, and not even its decline – rather, a new phase. In this phase, the formed (and the broadest) line of games accumulated since the end of 2013, and, against the backdrop of the release of the PlayStation 5, the naturally falling price (although exchange rates may make this process less tangible) attract a new audience. It includes players from other platforms who are looking at exclusives with interest, and those who are far from the world of video games, but really want to join it, and who want to make a game center for the whole family out of their living room with a Full HD TV with an extensive selection projects for every taste.

Basically, this material is intended for beginners, not hardcore gamers – we tried to prepare a guide for those who are just starting their acquaintance with the wonderful world of interactive entertainment.

Take your PS4 out of the box, just plug in the power, HDMI cable, create an account, and you’re ready to play! The console commercials cleverly reveal this aspect …

⇡ #More fun on the couch!

The PS4 console (in fact, almost any, but we are talking about the PlayStation 4 today) has some range of advantages over a gaming personal computer. For a start, PlayStation 4, from the point of view of preparing and launching games, is many times more convenient and understandable. This is also a merit of the friendly interface, in which you will not get lost with all the desire. A significant role is played by the absence of the need to download additional software, install drivers, delve into graphical and other settings.

A less tangible plus from a practical point of view, but important from an emotional one, is the joy of playing in comfort, lounging relaxed on the couch or in your favorite chair, in splendid isolation or in the company of family / friends. Of course, a gaming computer can also be connected to a TV, since there is, for example, Steam Big Picture, but in terms of the totality of parameters, a specialized gaming system is still more convenient in this aspect – it is tailored for this. And the convenience of the console lies precisely in the principle of “turn it on – you play”, and not “plug it in – turn it on – set the screen resolution – connect the gamepad through the control panel – set the resolution and graphics settings of the game to the TV screen – figured out the surprises – you play.”

From an aesthetic point of view, the minimalistic Slim design wins, of course, but the

From an aesthetic point of view, the minimalistic Slim design wins, of course, but the “accordion” Pro will not suit every interior.

But the main and undoubted advantage over the “desktop elder brother” is that there is no need to make regular hardware upgrades. Even with active (but, of course, rational) use, the console will last for many years, and games developed for it will always run with a comfortable frame rate, optimal graphics settings, without slowdowns, freezes and other unpleasant troubles for the player (although there are egregious exceptions) … Here, of course, lies the main, according to some, disadvantage of the PS4 – the limited hardware power of the system, due to which developers sometimes have to make graphic compromises – just to ensure a stable thirty frames per second. But if you really care about the increased detail and performance, then there is the answer – PS4 Pro.

⇡ #A question of power and money

It is worth immediately identifying the cost of the issue in order to understand whether it makes sense to pay extra for specific benefits. For the “basic” PS4 Slim now have to pay 27,990 rubles (this paragraph shows the average prices on Yandex.Market at the time of preparation of the material)… For a more powerful Pro, they ask 34,380 rubles. And if you plan to play with a company on one couch, then add one more gamepad to the cost – 4,890 rubles for a standard DualShock 4 v2.

You can also look (but be careful!) For a used console – now, during the generational change, there are especially many of them. Prices on the secondary market range from 10,000 rubles for Slim and from 17,800 rubles for Pro, and if you wish, you can purchase the first version of PS4, discontinued, – from 13,000 rubles. Sometimes sellers offer discs with games or an additional gamepad as a bonus. But always be careful with such transactions and study the possible pitfalls in advance: check the equipment, appearance, performance and compliance with the description until the moment of payment – scammers do not sleep!

Assassin's Creed Odyssey looks great on the

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey looks great on the “younger” PS4 Slim

Determining which PS4 version is right for you is not so difficult. To begin with, it’s worth understanding that there is no critical gap between the graphics on Slim and Pro. Indeed, on the powerful version in some places the picture is more detailed and beautiful, in many (but not in all and not always) games the frame rate is doubled, and VR projects on it are launched more confidently. But still, first of all, Pro is intended for owners of 4K TVs, on the screens of which the benefits of a more powerful version will be most noticeable. But for a Full HD TV (if you are not going to change it in the near future, of course) it is better to choose the PlayStation 4 Slim – in general, you will not lose anything, but at a slightly more affordable price you will get access to excellent exclusives.

⇡ #All for the games

Over the past couple of years, Sony has certainly softened its approach to gaming exclusivity a bit, releasing several hits on the PC: Detroit: Become Human, an interactive film about the heavy plight of androids; post-apocalyptic action game with robodinosaurs Horizon Zero Dawn; The “brilliant” Death Stranding. But these are, rather, one-time cases of unprecedented generosity. The majority of the PS4 gaming lineup remains on the native platform and is not yet going to expand its coverage, which increases the appeal of the Sony console.

Let’s start with the three loudest entertainment projects that almost everyone will enjoy. They are cinematic and spectacular, easy to learn, do not require knowledge of the context or understanding of the game universe (all the necessary facts will be presented to the player unobtrusively in one form or another) and, of course, playing them is a pleasure!

The final chapter of one of the most iconic Sony exclusives, Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, was marked by an unusually effective production, a high degree of family drama and a good variety of settings (from the windswept Scottish mountains to the exhausting Madagascar jungle). It also features some of the most spectacular chase in video game history!

By the way, PS4 can be purchased immediately with a set of games. For example, Gran Turismo Sport, Horizon Zero Dawn and Marvel's Spider-Man. Also included is a three-month PS Plus subscription

By the way, PS4 can be purchased immediately with a set of games. For example, Gran Turismo Sport, Horizon Zero Dawn and Marvel’s Spider-Man. Also included is a three-month PS Plus subscription

And if the final series of the adventures of Nathan, Elena and Sally seems too little for you, take a closer look at Uncharted: Nathan Drake. Collection “. This is a compilation of three parts of the series, originally released on the PlayStation 3, which have been improved for the PS4 generation. They seem a little archaic after the fourth part, but they remain peppy action adventure films.

Some heroes on PS4 have ended their adventures, while others have just begun. So the friendly neighbor from Marvel’s Spider-Man made another debut. And how – with almost the best superhero game in the foreseeable multiverse (yes, subjectively even better than the excellent Arkham trilogy from Rocksteady)! Here is a curious interpretation of Peter Parker, a powerful superhero action game, and a lively human relationship between the characters – everything so that the game does not just entertain a couple of dozen hours, but sinks into the soul. By the way, good news: the starting PlayStation 5 exclusive, Spider-Man: Miles Morales (the sequel to Marvel’s Spider-Man), will be released on PS4.

Spectacular scenes and controversial charismatic characters are the hallmarks of another exclusive superhero project. A sequel to the PS3 game series, inFamous: Second Son, brings the story of people with superpowers from a different, more mundane perspective. “Guides” (local carriers of super powers) are not considered heroes. On the contrary, they were labeled as “bioterrorists”, and a state organization called the “Department of Unified Defense” tirelessly hunts down people with manifested forces and sends them to secret casemates.

But Delsin, the hero of the game, is not from a timid dozen, and is ready for a feasible confrontation with DEZ. In battles, he resorts to the power of smoke, spectacularly blowing up the enemy’s technique, no less effectively escapes pursuits in the form of a neon bunch, or, in order to give the enemies an unprecedented beat, calls on angels, resorting to the power of … gaming! On the way, by the way, it doesn’t hurt to decide whether you are a hero or a villain (and act accordingly), because the ending will depend on this. But what is most remarkable about inFamous: Second Son is that it makes full use of the capabilities of DualShock 4. For example, the gyroscope allows you to paint graffiti like a spray of paint – the gamepad even needs to be shaken before your experiments in street art.

The DualShock 4 has a huge range of features. Alas, only single projects are using them to the fullest. For example, inFamous: Second Son, which offers graffiti on the walls of houses

The DualShock 4 has a huge range of features. Alas, only single projects are using them to the fullest. For example, inFamous: Second Son, which offers graffiti on the walls of houses

Let’s move on to the section of niche projects – great games, albeit with some “buts”. They can be scared off by a high level of complexity, an ambiguous plot, genre orientation, or, for example, an overly melancholic mood of the story. In a word – for the first acquaintance they are not suitable for everyone and not for everyone.

For example, the incredibly atmospheric, dark and multifaceted Bloodborne about the hunt for grotesque monsters from the famous master of the genre Hidetaka Miyazaki. If you join the hunt, then it will drag on for a long time. Personally, I, not a fan of multiple replay, completed the campaign six times, knocked out a platinum achievement and tried almost all the available equipment combinations – and this, by the standards of real fans of the game, only warmed up. But the perceived complexity and unusual narrative approach may be too uncomfortable for a beginner.

Breaking away from Bloodborne is as difficult as getting past it without taking damage.

Breaking away from Bloodborne is as difficult as getting past it without taking any damage.

Days Gone may seem uncomfortable too – because of the storytelling through flashbacks and slightly overestimated difficulty in the initial stages (well, or just don’t try to win every skirmish). But, deceiving at first glance, “Life After” suddenly captures the head and does not let go even after the final credits. Here is a mature history of relationships, and a story about sacrificial friendship, and the theme of self-acceptance with the search for a new meaning in life, and all this is accompanied by a good action game with elements of survival and excellent bike rides.

Famous for scandals, generated, among other things, by the plot and the personalities of the heroes, The Last of Us Part II also touches on sensitive topics, often shocking scenes of transcendental violence and tries to answer the eternal question – is the “tit for tat” principle acceptable. It is also a good survival game in the ruthless post-apocalyptic world, where even mushroom-like zombies are not as terrible as humans.

Ghost of Tsushima is the latest true PS4 exclusive. A picturesque action about the unequal struggle against the Mongol expansion in Japan. It can be difficult for a beginner, but it is certainly not uninteresting.

PS4 can be safely used as a Blu-ray player. You can also download apps for streaming services and watch your favorite TV shows

PS4 can be safely used as a Blu-ray player. You can also download apps for streaming services and watch your favorite TV shows

There are exclusives on PlayStation 4 not only for fans of story games, but also for fans of fast speeds. Gran Turismo Sport is designed to satisfy the thirst for fast driving, so this is a priority project for racing fans.

A philosophical and graceful guest from the PS2, the Shadow of the Colossus remake is an unforgettable adventure. But consider – very melancholic.

The soft restart of the God of War series, which changed the scene, surroundings and game mechanics, may seem (and most likely will seem) a slightly drawn out project, but not devoid of interesting ideas.

The sequel to the multiplatform Nioh, Nioh 2, will probably someday follow the example of the first part and migrate to other platforms, but for now this is a PlayStation 4 exclusive. Bright, intense, but, as in many previous cases, difficult for a beginner!

The PS4 naturally has an internet browser. And yes - he's insanely uncomfortable

The PS4 naturally has an internet browser. And yes – he’s insanely uncomfortable

We did not talk about all PS4 exclusives, but we tried to select the most entertaining ones. From high-profile releases, one can also recall the arcade dilogy Knack (1 and 2), the fantastic first-person shooter Killzone: Shadow Fall, the bottomless constructor with platformer elements LittleBigPlanet 3, the adventure The Last Guardian, a feature film with rare action elements “Order of 1886”, the meditative adventure game Journey (however, no longer exclusive), and the insane offshoot of the Yakuza series – the action Judgment. You can see the full list of exclusives here.

⇡ #Not exclusives alone

Exclusives will run out someday and you will want something else. Fortunately, multiplatform projects come to the rescue. I’ll make a reservation right away – in my personal opinion, not every genre is adapted to consoles in general and PS4 in particular. For example, playing a strategy game with a gamepad is dangerous for the psyche, and in first-person shooters, accuracy and speed of aiming (and, consequently, the pleasure of the game) are lost. But for the most part, popular game genres feel right at home on the PS4.

For example, actions. Representatives of the genre are often perfectly adapted to control with the DualShock 4 and look good on a large TV screen. I can especially recommend: Dark Souls III, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

The PS Store regularly hosts promotions where you can buy projects at a bargain price. And with PS Plus, exclusive deals are available

The PS Store regularly hosts promotions where you can buy projects at a bargain price. And with PS Plus, exclusive deals are available

Naturally, platformer, a genre originally designed to be controlled from a gamepad, feels and plays great on PS4 as well. And pay attention to: atmospheric Little Nightmares, stylish Cuphead, crazy Spelunky 2 or bright Guacamelee! 2.

And, of course, who will give up the good old virtual massacre in front of the TV, as in the days of “Sega” and Mortal Kombat 3. From a long list (where there are projects for fans of edged weapons, and fans of increased cruelty, and even famous anime series ) I want to note two: an unusually spectacular superhero fighting game Injustice 2, which perfectly implements the principle of the multiverse in practice, and Tekken 7 with a varied and interesting combat system.

While nothing on the track compares to the recoil of a peripheral steering wheel, the DualShock 4 still provides a decent driving experience – all the more fun company. For friendly races, you should pay attention to F1 2020 or Trackmania Turbo.

Fighting, as well as fighting for first place on the track with friends and family, does not always work out, and the relationship must be protected. And here real people come to the rescue in multiplayer sessions!

⇡ #Stay in the black

However, there is a nuance. You can only immerse yourself in a multiplayer game if you have a PS Plus subscription, which gives you access to multiplayer entertainment, special offers in the PS Store and, of course, two (and sometimes three) games per month, which you can permanently take to your library and play as much as you want ( while subscription is active).

Games are given out various. For example, in April of this year it was possible to play Uncharted 4 and the DiRT Rally 2.0 car simulator, the May proposals greatly disappointed the players (of course, Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19 are not at all what you expect while sitting on self-isolation), and June was remembered as many as two first-person shooters – Call of Duty: WWII and Star Wars Battlefront II.

A significant giveaway happened in August – PS Plus owners received a novelty (and even a lightning hit!) – FallGuys: Ultimate Knockout. True, in the same month, a considerable disappointment happened – Russian players were cheated on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 remaster, and instead they offered the game Mad Men (the replacement, as one might assume, is not equivalent). September was marked by the fighting game Street Fighter V and the famous battle royale PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds. And this month, subscription owners can pick up Vampyr and Need for Speed: Payback. In short, the subscriber will always have something to play.

By the way, subscribers are also entitled to special bonuses in online games.

By the way, subscribers are also entitled to special bonuses in online games.

A PS Plus subscription per month will cost 529 rubles (the official price in the PS Store), and if you register it for a year (for 3299 rubles), then a month will cost 275 rubles, plus a good discount is often offered for a yearly subscription. And this is for two games per month, prices for which range from 500 to 5000 thousand rubles.

Но если одолевают сомнения, всегда можно их опровергнуть (или подтвердить), активировав пробный период подписки на четырнадцать дней. За пару недель онлайновых баталий в бесплатных сетевых играх в духе Fortnite, Destiny 2 или Call of Duty: Warzone, а также с двумя предоставленными подпиской играми станет понято — стоит оно того или нет.

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Всё-таки PS4 — выдающаяся игровая платформа, и знакомство с ней сулит не одну сотню прекрасно проведённых часов в компании превосходных игр. Важно, что даже после выхода PlayStation 5 о PS4 никто не собирается забывать — в этот раз переход между поколениями обещает быть плавным и растянутым на несколько лет. Из ближайших «переходных» релизов, которые появятся и на PS4, и на PS5: Cyberpunk 2077, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Far Cry 6. И даже ожидаемые эксклюзивы PS5 заглянут на огонёк: Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, а по слухам — ещё и ремейк Demon’s Souls. Словом, сейчас действительно отличное время для того, чтобы приобщиться к уходящему поколению.

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US authorities are preparing a claim for violation of competition

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Edition Bloomberg reports that the US government in the coming weeks may accuse Facebook of violating the rules of market competition and take a corresponding claim to court.

Image source: Reuters

Image source: Reuters

Filing a claim requires a joint decision by the five members of the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC). As points out Bloomberg, citing an anonymous source close to the case, five FTC members held a meeting on Thursday October 22 to discuss the possibility of a lawsuit against Facebook, but have not yet made a final decision.

For more than a year, the US Federal Trade Commission has been checking information about Facebook’s violation of antitrust laws, including details related to transactions related to Facebook’s acquisition of the social platforms Instagram and WhatsApp. As part of the investigation, in August this year, the FTC committee held a special meeting at which the head of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, was interrogated. The New York State-led company was also investigated by a nationwide commission of state attorneys general.

In early October this year, the Subcommittee on Antitrust Policy of the Judiciary Committee of the US House of Representatives released a 449-page report stating that Amazon, Facebook, Apple and Google are monopolies in the market. According to the speakers, the acquisition of companies such as Instagram and WhatsApp allowed the same Facebook to eliminate potential competitors. It is noted that despite the fact that the FTC in fact checked and approved both transactions, the commission has the right to apply to the court with a demand to review these cases if it suspects a violation of antimonopoly legislation.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 hacked a year after the release

Red Dead Redemption 2 hacked a year after the release


The series of high-profile hacking of games continues. Users did not have time to move away from the sensational return of the CPY group, which first posted four well-known games on torrent trackers, and then Marvel’s Avengers and Crysis Remastered, as Empress said about himself. This lone hacker first broke through the defenses of Mortal Kombat 11, but the NetherRealm fighting game had an old version of Denuvo, so this is not an indicator. Now he was marked by a more important event – the hack of Red Dead Redemption 2.

The PC version of Red Dead Redemption 2 was released in November 2019, meaning its defense lasted almost a year. The game is equipped with two technologies at once from hacking. The first is called Arxan and is a third-party solution, and the second is Rockstar Games’ own protection built into the Social Club. A lone hacker managed to bypass all the mentioned obstacles and posted Red Dead Redemption 2 on pirate resources.

In the comments on the CrackWatch site, which talks about hacking activities but does not post their releases, users reported problems with the launch of the unlicensed version of RDR 2. However, Empress reacted quickly and has already released a patch.



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In terms of autonomy, the iPhone 12 turned out to be much better than its predecessor, and the iPhone 12 Pro – much worse

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A visual comparison of the autonomy indicators of current iPhone models was shown in a new video by the author of the YouTube channel Mrwhosetheboss. The video blogger compared the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro with all devices in the iPhone 11 series, as well as the iPhone XR and SE. The smartphones worked with the same settings and display brightness. All devices have been updated to the latest iOS version and tested without SIM cards.

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Unfortunately, Apple’s new smartphones are noticeably inferior to last year’s flagships. Released last year, the iPhone 11 Pro was able to work in test mode for 7 hours and 36 minutes. For the iPhone 12 Pro, this figure was 6 hours 35 minutes. At the same time, the regular iPhone 12 lasted longer than the previous regular iPhone 11. Since the smartphones were tested without SIM cards, this result is in no way related to the 5G support of the new iPhones. The final ranking looks like this:

  • iPhone 11 Pro Max: 8 hours 29 minutes
  • iPhone 11 Pro: 7 hours 36 minutes
  • iPhone 12: 6 hours 41 minutes
  • iPhone 12 Pro: 6 hours 35 minutes
  • iPhone 11: 5 hours 8 minutes
  • iPhone XR: 4 hours 31 minutes
  • iPhone SE (2020): 3 hours 59 minutes


The ranking, of course, is missing the iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 mini, which will be available for pre-order starting November 6th. Recall that disassembly and documentation indicate that the new Apple smartphones received smaller batteries compared to their predecessors. The iPhone 12 and 12 Pro have batteries with a capacity of 2815 mAh. For example, for the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro, these figures are 3110 and 3046 mAh, respectively.



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