Nintendo's Innovative Approach to Combat Joystick Drift: The Magnetic Smart Fluid Patent In the realm of gaming, the issue of joystick drift has been a persistent problem. Nintendo, a leading player in the industry, is looking for innovative solutions to tackle this issue. In a recent development, Nintendo has filed a patent for a joystick that uses a magnetic 'smart fluid'. This fluid, known as a magnetorheological fluid (MRF), changes its viscosity based on the intensity of the magnetic field it is subjected to. This unique approach might just be the key to resolving the notorious issue of stick drift.
The working principle of this magnetic joystick is fascinating. When a player exerts...
Sep 16, 2023
Total War: Pharaoh Sets Course for October Release: Here’s What to Expect The much-anticipated game from Creative Assembly and Sega, Total War: Pharaoh, now has an official release date. Fans of the historical Total War series can look forward to immersing themselves in the ancient world of Egypt on October 11, 2023. The game is set to be available for download via Steam and Epic Games Store. For those located in Europe, a physical limited edition copy of the game will also be available, complete with special additions, including two cosmetic packs and a double-sided poster featuring the game’s campaign map and faction leaders.
Total War: Pharaoh is expected to highlight the rich...
Sep 14, 2023
Keyword Search Feature to be Introduced to Threads Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg has confirmed that a long-awaited feature, a keyword search function, is soon to be introduced to Threads. Up to this point, the search box has only been useful for user account searches. The keyword function, which is currently being tested in Australia and New Zealand, is essential for Threads to compete with platforms like X/Twitter for real-time public conversations. Despite lacking some functionalities like a TweetDeck equivalent, the new feature could potentially help Threads regain its formerly high user numbers. Meta, which has recently introduced a full web version and a chronological feed of posts to...
Sep 01, 2023
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge Welcomes New Downloadable Content Release The surprise hit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, launched a new paid DLC named the Dimension Shellshock. Although it was announced earlier this summer, the release date was a surprise. The update introduced new characters, the comic book samurai Miyamoto Usagi from Usagi Yojimbo and the former Foot Clan soldier Karai, along with a brand-new game mode and color swaps for the turtles. In addition, you can now play the full game as the two new characters each with their unique skills and power-ups. The new survival mode features original levels where more gameplay leads to more crystal collection...
Aug 31, 2023
Lara Croft Joins the Ranks in Call of Duty: Warzone 2.0 Numerous eccentric characters can be found in Warzone 2.0 — from Snoop Dogg and Nicki Minaj to a large adorable cat and a massive Easter bunny armed with egg grenades. An interesting addition to this mix will be the iconic Lara Croft from the Tomb Raider series, set to make her appearance on Activision's jam-packed battlefield next month. This news was confirmed through a brief teaser released on X this evening.
Aug 24, 2023
The Anticipated Release of Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria for PC and PS5 Free Range Games has revealed that its anticipated co-op survival crafting game, The Lord of the Rings: Return to Moria, will be launched for PC and PS5 digitally on October 24. There will also be a PS5 physical release on December 5.
The game is set in the same universe as the globally loved fantasy series and allows players to create a personalized Dwarf character to explore the Mines of Moria. Players are advised to maximise the game's crafting system and arm themselves with superior gear to successfully accumulate treasure.
Xbox users need not worry. The game will also be available for...
Aug 23, 2023
Daedalic Ends Their Struggle with 'The Lord of the Rings: Gollum' Daedalic, the studio responsible for the troubled "Lord of the Rings: Gollum," seems to be calling it a day on their saga. Last week's substantial "major update" hinted at an end to this troubled journey for the studio, closing with a note that suggests the game's development might finally be concluding.
From its conception, "Gollum" seemed to be a problematic venture. Many gaming enthusiasts, quite rightfully, questioned the need for a game built around Tolkien's eerie villain. An originally intended 2021 release got delayed to 2022 and later 2023, throwing light on serious development issues. Against expectations of this game surprising...
Aug 02, 2023
Apple's Screen Time Bug: No Respect for Time Limits The device and software giant, Apple, has corroborated the existence of a bug in its Screen Time feature which undermines imposed usage limits. Certain families have complained about children bypassing time restrictions set by parents on their apps and games. The Wall Street Journal reported the issue over the weekend, promising Apple to rectify the error without committing to a specific timeline.
Launched via iOS 12 in 2018, Screen Time, which was developed to replace third-party apps, is a set of parental control parameters within Apple devices managed through Family Sharing. Adult users can establish a variety of controls, such as...
Aug 01, 2023
The Intriguing New 8-player The Walking Dead Betrayal Game Set for Closed Beta Tests The anxiously awaited 8-player game, "The Walking Dead Betrayal", is headed towards closed beta testing in the coming month. The game, which draws its inspiration from the popular television series will plunge players in a treacherous environment where they will need to trust each other and work together to survive.
According to game developer Skydance Interactive, the players will embark on a mission to secure supplies for their community. However, risks lurk in every corner as not all of them can be trusted. Each game session entails a possible betrayal, leading to dramatic and thrilling gaming outcomes.
Skydance Interactive promises an immersive...
Jul 24, 2023
Lost Ark Acknowledges Players' Patience Despite its Imperfection Following the launch of the highly sought after MMORPG game, Lost Ark, the developing brains behind the game have released a statement expressing gratitude for players' patience and support amid its evident imperfections. In a gaming world that tends to reject buggy launches, this bold declaration by the game developers has grabbed attention worldwide.
Lost Ark offers a fusion of action-centric battle systems and profound storytelling that compels players worldwide. However, following its global launch, the game has faced a myriad of technical issues deflating some players' initial enthusiasm. Despite these apparent flaws, the Lost Ark's community has shown commendable patience,...
Jul 23, 2023
Diablo 4 Rolls Out Patch 1.0.4: A Slew of Bug Fixes, Adjustments, and Enhancements Diablo 4's latest update, patch 1.0.4, marks a milestone in the game's evolutionary journey featuring a slew of bug fixes and gameplay improvements. The mentioned fixes include a multitude of issues pertaining to the gameplay elements themselves – from multiplier application errors and affix malfunctions to glitches with specific abilities and class limitations; fans can look forward to an elevated gaming experience.
The meticulous attention to detail in addressing these oversights adds a level of depth and fluidity to the gameplay that was previously disrupted at key moments. Be it the Barbarian’s Earthstriker’s Aspect or the Rogue’s Shadow Step skill, and...
Jul 07, 2023
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2 Gearing For Mid-Season Update In the world of first-person shooters, anticipation is building for the mid-season update to Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Warzone 2. The release of the exciting "Season 4 Reloaded" update is on the horizon, providing fresh content to gamers around the world. The current timeframe based on Season 4’s battle pass sets this update to roll out around July 12-13.
Mid-season updates, often a hotbed for new maps, modes, and operator bundles, provide major overhauls to the gaming landscape. The refreshes from Season 4 so far include the Tempus Razorback assault rifle, ISO 45 submachine gun, and Tonfa melee...