Dragon Age Writer Ready For Something New

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The writer behind some of the more popular games like Dragon Age and Star Wars RPG is ready to move on from BioWare as David Gaider announce that he will be starting a new studio with Liam Esler, the former developer from Obsidian in Melbourne, Australia called Summerfall Studios. So what can we expect to see from them?

According to them, the first game that the studio will work on is an “illustrated character-driven adventure” title and that is all they are willing to say about the game right now.

The new game will be funded on Kickstarter but they have not revealed any details or the funding target for the project just yet. What we do know is that the campaign will be going live on the 10th of October at 5.30 PM PT which is also when Gaider will be appearing at PAX Australia.

We are guessing that Gaider will be revealing a little more about the game that they hope to start working on and then launch the campaign.

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Overwatch New Event Will Turn Bastion Into The Famous Brick Toy

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Blizzard will be starting a new Overwatch event soon called the Brick Bastion. The name of the event alone should be enough for us to know which character it will focus on and what to expect.

The event will come with a new Legendary skin for Bastion which will turn the robot into a Lego-like character. So how can you get the new skin? Well, you will have to play the LTE. Win three games and you get two new player icons, win six games and you get two sprays and winning nine will get you the skin. There are also a few ways you can earn more sprays.

The event will start on the 17th of September and will go on until the end of the month so you will have plenty of time to try and rack up those wins.

Other Overwatch news that we can look forward to is the release of the game on the Nintendo Switch version which will be happening on the 15th of October next month.

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Pokemon Sword & Shield Mysterious Pokemon To Be Unveiled Soon

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We are still a few months away from the release of the much anticipated Pokemon Sword and Shield but that does not mean the developer will stop teasing us.

The latest teaser for the game showed a pixelated image of a Pokemon. Since the Pokemon was pixelated, we can’t really see what it is although the fans did have some speculations on what it could be.

It was reported by Serebii that they will be revealing something new this week and most people think it is probably the mysterious Pokemon. So far, we know that the Pokemon is a Fighting-Type Pokemon with Steadfast Ability and that it will weigh about 257.9lbs.

They were also a short description of the Pokemon but a lot of the crucial information was removed from it so that we can’t read too much into it. Pokemon Sword and Shield will be released on the 15th of November.

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Mitsubishi PHEV SUV Concept Heading To Tokyo

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We will be seeing a few interesting models at the Tokyo Motor Show this year and one of the models that we will be seeing this year will be the new concept from Mitsubishi.

The automaker announce that they will be showing off the plug-in hybrid SUV that will be fitted with a downsized plug-in hybrid powertrain and electric four-wheel drive. That is all the detail that they are willing to reveal right now but they did release a new teaser image showing the rear quarter of the vehicle.

From what we can see, the vehicle will be getting a boxy shape with a split roof styling, carbon fiber trim, four circular elements and a small rear window.

The Tokyo Motor Show will be happening on the 25th of October and will go on until the 4th of November.


Fiat Panda Goes From City Car To Luxury Model

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When you think of the Fiat Panda, you don’t usually think luxury but that is what Fiat is going for when with the new Panda Trussardi special edition model.

The special edition model will come in with a new CaffeIntaliano Brown livery with black accents. The exterior will be matte with the Trussardi logo on the rear door ornaments and the Greyhound symbol on the third side window as well as the alloys.

If the CaffeItaliano Brown is not your thing, there are other options like the Gelato White, Cinema Black, Colosseo Grey. The special edition model will also be fitted with black roof bars, rearview mirror caps, 15inch alloy wheels, and skid plates.

Powering it will be a 1.2 liter or the TwinAir 0.9 liter gasoline engine option and will come with other standard features like the Uconnect Mobile infotainment with support for mobile devices, Autonomous City Brake and more.


Future EVs Will Make Different Warning Sound In The US

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With hybrid and electric models now becoming more and more popular, it is more important than ever than the vehicles all come with some sound so that the pedestrian can actually hear them coming and according to the latest reports, drivers might actually have the option to choose the sound they prefer.

Reuters reported that NHTSA has now proposed to have automakers offer a range of sounds for the hybrid and EV models which is a nice change since the current rule only allows one option.

Allowing their customers to have the option would help put some people at ease when getting a hybrid and EV as some of the current models comes with some pretty annoying sound and with no option to change it, people are just not too happy about it.

We do not know when the rule will be implemented but when it does arrive, vehicles will need to emit a sound as long as it is traveling up to 18.6mph.


2021 BMW M5: Could Not Hide Its Light

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BMW did definitely tried they bet to make sure the parts that were given an update on the 2021 BMW M5 would be covered up but they could not cover it all and we got a clear look a the new headlights this week when BMW took the vehicle out for testing.

The headlights in the front seem to be wearing a new lighting signature. More changes could also be seen on the taillight. The changes were most likely made so that the vehicle would match what the other BMW model was offering.

Some other changes that we could see include the new front grille which won’t be the vertical-kidney grille but the X5 grille which we have been seeing so much of recently.

While the exterior will get some updates, the 2021 model will most likely keep the 4.4 liters twin-turbo V8 engine that will be offering about 592hp and 553lb ft of torque and will be mated to an eight-speed automatic transmission. The M5 will be able to go from 0-62mph in 3.4 seconds.

The 2021 BMW M5 is expected to arrive next year.


Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV UK-Spec Revised With New Price Tag

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Those looking to get the Mitsubishi Outlander in the UK will be happy to learn that the vehicle will be getting some update. Here is what we know right now.

The Outlander will now come with six variants to offer starting from the Verve, Design, Dynamic, Dynamic Safety, Exceed, and Exceed Safety. All powered will come powered by the 2.4-liter petrol engine that will be paired with two electric motors to offer about 28miles of fully electric range.

Features like the revised seating with electric lumbar support, re-contoured rear seats will come as standard. Other interior upgrades include new climate control and larger infotainment system.

The base model will come with DAB radio, heated front seats, keyless operation, rear parking sensors, rear spoiler, electric folding door mirrors, headlight washers, automatic headlights and more.

Retail price for the base model will start from $44,000 or £35,455.


Pokemon Go: What Is The Unova Stone?

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After a few teasers, Niantic has finally added the Gen 5 Pokemon into the game but that is not all there is to know.

Besides being able to see Gen 5 Pokemons on the map now, the developer also added a few new items into the game like the Unova Stone which can help players evolve some of the Pokemon like Lampent which has been added into the game.

The Unova Stone can be pick up through the Research Breakthrough. While not all the Gen 5 Pokemon will be added to the game, we will be seeing the three starters, Snivy, Tepig, and Oshawott as well as Patrat, Lillipup, Purrloin, Pidove, and Blitzle.

Gen 5 Pokemon will also hatch from the eggs. 10Km eggs can now get you Ferroseed, Klink, Litwick, Golett, and Deino. Klinks will also start appearing in Raid Battles.

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Death Stranding Could Just Be The Start

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This month has been a pretty interesting month for Hideo Kojima and his Death Stranding game as we got to see the gameplay video for the upcoming game but is a lot more to come. In fact, Kojima seems to think that the game could even go past the first game.

Kojima once said that this new game will mark the creation of a new genre which he is calling the “Strand Games”. It was added that if explored correctly, we will have more Death Stranding project in the future as he thinks one game alone will not be enough to make it into a genre.

It was explained that the upcoming Death Stranding game will serve as a foundation for the genre but he also reveals that he is not sure if he could make it happen although he clearly is interested in pushing the genre further

Death Stranding will be released on the 8th of November this year.

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Killer Queen Black To Arrive On Switch

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Fans of Killer Queen Black will be happy to know that the game will finally be coming to the Nintendo Switch console this year as Liquid Bit reveal the release date, price, pre-purchase discount as well as the new trailer for the game.

The Switch version of the game will allow players to play locally with four players or play 8 players with the Switch systems. It also supports cross-play with PC and Xbox One version.

The Nintendo Switch version of Killer Queen Black will retail for $20 but those that pre-purchase it will get a discount of $3 bringing the price down to $17.

In the game, players can win in three ways. The first Military way is where you need to take own the enemy’s Queen three times in a match. Economic is where the workers will have to steal a set umber of berries and bring it back to the hive. Snail is where you need to ride the snail to the finish line.

Killer Queen Black for Switch will be released on the 11th of October.

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The Witcher 3 Card Game Coming To Apple

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In The Witcher 3 game, there was also a card game and the players can play with other NPC in the game to win some rare cards. That Card Game called Gwent was later made into a real game and now it looks like CDPR wants to bring that card game your smartphone.

It was announced this week that the game will be released on iOS next month and can already be pre-ordered now.

The game will be free-to-download and if you are already playing it on your PC, you will be able to carry over the card collections that you have to the iOS version of the game using your GOG account. Those that played the game on PS4 and Xbox One will not be able to do that.

CDPR has also release the list showing which devices will be supported so you can check that out as well. Gwent: The Witcher Card Game will be released on iOS on the 29th of October.

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Anthem Added To EA & Origin Access Vaults

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Anthem is far from perfect but BioWare is still very committed to the game as they have just announced that the game will be added to the EA and Origin Access vaults.

According to the publisher, the standard edition will be accessible to all their EA Access and Origin Access Basic members while the Origin Access Premier members will have access to the Legion of Dawn edition.

The announcement was made just in time for the Cataclysm event which will be ending later this month.

Even if you have missed that, BioWare is revealed some of their post-launch plans for the game including a few more Freeplay events in the near future, cosmetics, missions, and more. Some of the plans have been pushed back as the developer continue to work on fixing the bugs but we should be seeing them arrive soon after that.

What do you think of Anthem so far? Do you think BioWare delivered?

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Toyota Prius: Apple CarPlay Finally Here!

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Owners of the Toyota Prius models have been begging Toyota to offer the vehicle with the Apple CarPlay support for years now and it looks like Toyota is finally ready to start offering it to them.

It was announced that the 2020 Toyota Prius will finally come with Apple CarPlay as standard on all trim levels. The new Prius owners will also be getting the Amazon Alexa but Android users will have to wait a little longer for the Android Auto to get added.

The hybrid model will also be getting the Safety Connect package now which will include the roadside assistance, automatic collision notification, stolen vehicle locator, emergency assistance and more.

Other than these new updates, the rest of the Prius will remain the same with the same engine powering it. The 2020 Toyota Prius is expected to arrive in a few weeks time.


Ford Explorer Seats Too Sharp! [Recall]

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Ford will be issuing another recall for their Ford Explorer model after it was reported that the seats on the vehicle might be too sharp.

According to the reports, the Explorer SUVs was said to have sharp edges on their eats and that Ford has already received about 31 reports of people cutting or injuring their hand on the front seats.

Those affected will be the 2017 Ford Explorer models. Ford later explained that the owners could come in contact with the sharp seat frame edge when they try to reach for the power front seat and center console resulting in them injuring their hand.

This recall will affect about 311,907 units of Ford Explorer in the US and federal territories with 23,380 in Canada and 3045 in Mexico.


2020 Mercedes-Benz S-Class: No Need To Keep Your Eyes On The Road

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Automaker is on the race to outsmart each other when it comes to autonomous driving and according to Mercedes, they will soon be offering a Level 3 autonomous driving vehicle.

According to Mercedes, the new S-Class will come fitted with the Level 3 system which will allow for ‘eyes-off’ driving. They added that they will only have more details to offer in a few months time and for now, there are still some issues but that is their target for the new S-CLass model.

Of course, Mercedes is not the only one looking to advance further in the autonomous driving race as automakers like Tesla has also claimed that they already have the hardware necessary for a Level 5 autonomy while Audi also launches a Level 3 Audi A8 model a few years ago.

Besides the new tech, the S-Class is also expected to come in with some major exterior design upgrades.


Apple iPhone 11: What’s New?

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After all the speculations and rumors, we finally got to see what the Apple iPhone 11 will have to offer this year. Here are all the details that you would want to know about the new iPhone.

While the design stayed pretty much the same, the new iPhone 11 will come in with a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina LCD. The new devivce will also be fitted with a larger battery pack now allowing it to run all-day. One nice feature that was added was the 18W fast-cahrge power adapter which would mean that it will take users less time to charge it up now.

Apple is also offering the iPhone 11 with a few more interesting colors now including Purple, Green, Yellow, White, Black, and Red while the Pro and Pro Max will come with Midnight Green, Space Gray, Silver and Gold.

Powering the iPhone 11 is also the new A13 chip with a new R1 sensor. As for the camera, we will be seeing it with the new dual-lens system with new sensors, an ultra-wide-angle lens, and an automatic night mode feature.

The Apple iPhone 11 will be arriving on the 20th of September while pre-orders will start on the 13th of September.


Facelifted 2021 Jaguar F-Pace Steps Out In Public

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It is no secret that Jaguar is working on updating the 2021 Jaguar F-Pace and this week, the vehicle was spotted getting tested on public roads.

Although the vehicle was heavily covered up, we could still pick up some details. It is clear that the facelifted model will come with new headlights and taillights with the new LED tech along with an updated bumper design and side skirt. We are also expecting to see new safety features getting added on.

On the inside, we can expect to see more display screens, new tech, updated steering wheel design and more. Under the hood will be the same 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine and a few diesel engine options but Jaguar will also be adding on the new inline-six mild-hybrid 3.0-liter engine that will be offering about 395hp and 405lb ft of torque.

The facelifted Jaguar F-Pace is expected to make an appearance early 2020.


Audi A5 Sportback At The End Of The Line?

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Audi did make it clear that they wanted to cut down on their offering as they feel that they have too many things going on right now. At that time, it was suggested that they will only focus on a few key projects.

One of the models that were removed from their lineup was the TT but Audi is not done yet as it was suggested that the A5 Sportback could be the next model to get taken out from the lineup as well since Audi was already going to offer a redesign A7 Sportback model and are working on the next-gen A4.

Overall, the A4 lineup seems to be doing much better than the A5 so it made sense that they would want to focus more on the A4 while keeping things simple over the side of the A5.

Of course, Audi has not made any official announcement yet but if the A5 Sportback really was on the chopping block, would you be upset to see it go?


Nissan Looking To Take On DXRacer & Secretlab

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Gaming chair has slowly but surely become a thing to have for gamers and it looks like they will have one more brand to consider soon as Nissan released some teasers of their own gaming chairs.

To celebrate the National Video Games Day, Nissan has released a few sketches of gaming chair inspired by some of their own models like the GT-R NISMO, Armada and the LEAF.

The sketch showed some of the features that the chairs will have including the built-in headrest audio system, NISMO black leather with red synthetic suede, performance-inspired seat shape and more.

As exciting as this is, it looks like Nissan does not actually plan to build them anytime soon but just wanted to see how their fans would react to it and see which design would be the most popular out of the three.

Which one do you like the most?