Anthem New Winter Event Starting Soon

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Now that Halloween is over, BioWare will be preparing to get into the Holiday mood with a new winter-themed event.

Called Icetide, the event will cover the Anthem world with snow and ice as everything freezes over for the winter. There will be some celebrations and festivities along with new challenges for players to take on.

The event was uploaded to the Public Test Server last weekend so PC players could give it a try but that ended on the 11th of November. As for when the game will be added to the game, we will have to wait and see although we should definitely be seeing it before Christmas.

While we wait, we can enjoy the latest update made to the game which not only updated some of the content but also added the Mass Effect armor to the game in celebration of N7 Day.

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2020 Volkswagen Passat Starting Off Lower Now

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The 2020 Volkswagen Passat will be getting a refresh but instead of getting a higher price to match the upgrades, the 2020 model will come in with an even lower price tag.

We got to see the 2020 Volkswagen Passat at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. Volkswagen will be offering up four trim options this time around. The base model will come with a set of 17inch alloy wheels, LED lighting, automatic headlights, 6.3-inch touchscreen, Bluetooth connectivity, manual climate control, multi-function steering wheel and more. Safety features like the forward collision warning with pedestrian detection, emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring system, rear-cross traffic alert and more will be offered as standard as well.

The SE model only the other hand will come with a chrome exterior trim, keyless entry, power-adjustable driver seat, heated front seats, leatherette upholstery and more.

The R0Line will get additional features like the sunroof, 19inch alloy wheels, body kit, shift paddles and more while the SEL will get the high-beam assist, power-adjustable passenger seat, heated rear seats, parking sensors, and more.

The base model will start off from $23,915.


Karma SC2 Concept & Revero GTS Looking At LA For Debut

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We saw their SC1 Vision Concept roadster earlier this year and now Karma is looking to follow that up with the debut of the new SC2 concept which will be taking the stage at the Automobility LA during the LA Auto Show happening this month.

Unlike the SC1, the SC2 will come with a roof and will be getting a set of gullwing doors. What it will be carrying over will be the side camera and door access slot.

One other model that will be on display will be the Revero GTS model as well which is the perfomrance version fo the Revero GT model. According to Karma, the GTS will only need 3.5 seconds to go from 0-60mph, 1 second faster than the GT model thanks to the 535hp power from the two electric motors. The vehicle will only have an electric range of 61miles.

More details will be revealed when we see both models at the LA Auto Show happening on the 19th of September.


Honda Pilot & Passenger Owners Could Get A New Replacement?

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Honda will be issuing a recall to bring back some of their 2019 to 2020 Honda Pilot and 2019 Honda Passport models after it was discovered that they might have some welding issues.

According to the reports, the issue here is at the front frame’s left and right side upper members and the unibody which might not be welded together putting the driver and passengers at greater risk.

Those affected by the recall will be notified by Honda to get their models inspected. If there is indeed an issue, the dealer will offer the owner to buy back the vehicle and offer up a new replacement.

Honda estimated that only about 10 vehicles will be affected by this recall and that the issue if fully traceable. Owners will get a notification from Honda on the 13th of December.


2020 BMW 4-Series Coupe Interior Design Exposed

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The BMW 4 Series is basically the two-door version of the 3-Series and that means other than the design, most of the features will be carried over from the 3-Series model including the engine, transmission and based on the latest leaked image, the interior as well.

The BMW 4-Series will be fitted with the same dashboard design and layout along with a place for the infotainment system, storage space, air conditioning controls and more. The steering wheel is also identical here.

There is less space in the back as the 4-Series is designed to have only two passengers in the back. The sloping roofline would also mean less headroom for the back passengers.

On the outside, the vehicle will be fitted with a set of slimmer headlights. The taillight design was also upgraded. Those looking for more can choose to get the M Pack, M Sport or M variant with the M4 expected to come with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo straight-six engines that will be offering about 503hp.


2020 Hyundai i20: Taking A Peek Inside

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While the exterior design of the 2020 Hyundai i20 remains a huge mystery as Hyundai continues to keep it well covered, we get to a little more about the interior thanks to the new leaked images.

There were still parts that were covered in black cloth but we now get to see more of the i20. On the outside, we get to see the sleeker headlights and integrated DRLs along with the new grille.

The image of the interior showed off the fully digital instrument panel and a sizable infotainment display on the center console. Under the hood is most like the 1.0-liter T-GDI turbocharged three-cylinder engine that will be offering 99hp or 118hp. There is also the 1.2 liter naturally aspirated four-cylinder engines that will be offering 74hp and 83hp. The engine will be mated to a five or six manual or seven-speed DCT dual-clutch gearbox.

The i20 N, on the other hand, is expected to get a 201hp 1.6-liter turbo-four engines.


2020 Cupra Ateca Getting Much Needed Update?

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The current Cupra Ateca was released three years ago which means it is about the time it gets an update and from the looks of it, that is exactly what Cupra plans on doing.

The Cupra Ateca was spotted getting tested on the track and from what we can see, the vehicle will be getting some upgrades in the front. The image showed the front of the vehicle getting covered up suggesting that some changes were made. Most people would predict that it will be getting an updated grille, new bumper and maybe a little design upgrade.

The Ateca will still be coming with the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that will be offering about 296hp and 295lb ft of torque which will come mated to a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.

No word on when the current version will be offered but seeing as the changes are nothing too major, we should not have to wait too long for it.


2020 Honda Breeze Is The CR-V With A Little More Attitude

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As nice as the Honda CR-V is, it has always stayed on the safe side when it comes to the design which is why it is nice to see Honda taking some risk when it comes to the design of the Honda Breeze.

Unveiled back in August, the new Honda Breeza will be manufactured in China. From what we can see right now, the vehicle will look more like a more stylish version of the Honda CR-V. It is also a little longer. The front also borrowed some design features from the Accord with similar headlights and LED taillights.

More CR-V design features can be found on the inside like the dashboard design. The Honda Sensing and Honda Connect 2.0 tech will also be offered as well along with new features like wireless charging, hands-free tailgate and more.

Powering it will be the 193hp engine that twill be mated to a CVT or a 214hp 2.0-liter i-MMD hybrid setup. Sadly, the Breeze will only be offered in China.


2021 Porsche Panamera Getting A Little Less Shy Now

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The 2021 Porsche Panamera was spotted getting tested out in the open and this time with much less camo and covers on.

While it might look like the outgoing Panamera, there will be some changes including the 992-like front bumper and updated taillights with new graphics. The vehicle still had some camo on which means there are still some parts that Porsche wants to keep a secret.

The base model will be powered by a 2.9-liter V6 engine that will be offering about 325hp. There is also the 2.9 liter V6 which will be offering 434hp and the 4.0-liter V8 engine that will be offering 454hp.

No word on when Porsche plans to unveil the 2021 Porsche Panamera at this point on but it was confirmed that we won’t be seeing it at the LA Auto Show so you can rule that out now.


Valve Looking To Take On Google Stadia?

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Valve has not mentioned anything about offering a cloud base system but according to the latest leak, we might actually see one from them.

Somebody found the code on their website asking their partners to agree to the “Steam Cloud Gaming Addendum”. Of course, that alone will not tell us what it is or what the partners are addressing to but some people think that it might be a Cloud Gaming service similar to what Google is offering with their Stadia.

It does not sound too surprising as well since Steam already has a lot of game options right now. They also have a game streaming option right now. For now, all we can do is speculate until Valve cracks and reveals a little more about what this is all about.

What do you think? Do you think Valve would offer another cloud gaming service?

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Microsoft Surface Pro X New Design Will Make It More Repairable

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The new Microsoft Surface Pro X will be coming in with a new design and while it might not be the most attractive out there, at least you know that something happens, fixing it will be much easier now.

According to iFixit, the new hardware design of the Surface Pro X will make it one of the most repairable Surface design. Microsoft did show off the removable SSD located where the sim card is and can be taken out with a single screw.

The new screen will also be held down using foam adhesive now instead of globs of glue. It will also be assembled using Torx screws making it easier to take apart.

While some parts are easier to remove now, others like the battery will be pretty hard to take out as you will need to disassemble the whole device before you can actually get to battery.

The Microsoft Surface Pro X was given a 6 out of 10 for repairability.


Divinity: Original Sin 2 New DLC Announced For All

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Larian Studios’ Divinity: Original Sin 2 will be getting a few DLC and a few new updates. Here is what we know right now.

The new DLC is called the Order & Magic which will be offered on all platforms including PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch. The DLC can be found on the menu and can be enabled or disable as you wish. In the DLC is buffs for the characters and gears along with the quality-of-life feature which will keep you from having to swap characters when you are at the shops.

It was also announced that the Switch version will now let you invite your friends to your game and they can choose to accept and join your party. The game also has cross-save support between the Steam and Switch which means you only need to enable the Order & Magic on one platform and have it save to the other.

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Smash Bros. Ultimate New Freebies For NSO Members Announced

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Nintendo Switch Online subscribers will be able to get another free Spirit Board Challenger pack this month when the new 6.0 update arrives.

The new Spirit Board Challenge Pack 3 will come with 5000 Gold and three Classic Ticket that will allow players to continue a Classic Mode run if you are defeated without dropping your intensity.

To get the free pack, all you need to do is go to the Switch Eshop and choose the Nintendo Switch Online option from the left sidebar. You will see the pack int he exclusive offers. You can also choose to go to the Eshop icon from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate main menu.

Of course, you will need to be subscribed to NSO to enjoy the freebie, using the free trial version of the service will not nab you the freebies. The last update will also bring in the four DLC fighter Terry Bogard which will come as part of the Fighter Pass.

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Pokemon Go New Team Rocket Event Gone Live!

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There were already a lot of hints that we will be seeing more of Team Rocket pretty soon and now Niantics has announced the Team Rocket event.

The event will introduce us to the Team Rocket bosses that were teased not too long ago. From what we know, the appearance of these new bosses will trigger more Team Rocket type of Pokemons so we will be seeing more of them in the wild.

There is also a chance for players to catch themselves a Shiny Meowth now. We will also see more Team Rocket Pokemons in Raids. Team Rocket has also added a few new Shadow Pokemons to their lineup including Bellsprout, Magnemite, Porygon, Wobbuffet and more.

To encounter the new Team Rocket bosses, you will need a new item called the Rocket Radar which can be assemble after collecting six mysterious components from Team Rocket grunts. There is also a new Special Research questline that will arrive with Team Rocket leaders.

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Lexus LC Inspiration Series Will Be Very Limited Down Under

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Lexus will be offering their Lexus LC Inspiration Series in Australia but there will only be very limited units available so if you are interested in getting one, you might want to act fast.

The Lexus LC 500 Inspiration Series will come in as the most affordable model. This will come fitted with a 5.0-liter V8 engine that will be offering about 470hp and 540Nm of torque. The engine will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The other engine option will be the 3.5 liters V6 petrol-hybrid engine that will be offering about 354hp. The LC Inspiration Series will come painted in the Khaki Metal exterior color which is exclusive to this series but other color options like Graphite Black or Titanium will also be offered.

All LC grades model will also get the Android Auto and Apple Carplay now which means these limited edition models will get the features as well. According to Lexus, there will only be less than 10 units being offered up in Australia. The cheapest model will cost AU$205,512.


Volkswagen ID. Electric Model For China Detailed

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Volkswagen’s new factory in China has been completed and Volkswagen is now ready to start producing the Volkswagen ID with the automaker announcing that the first pre-production car has rolled off the assembly line.

According to Volkswagen, the first MEB riding ID model will be a China-specific Volkswagen ID. The new plant will have an annual capacity of 300,000 and this plant will be where Volkswagen Group will be building other models that ride on the same MEB platform as well.

While Volkswagen prepares to produce more EV models in China, they are also working hard in Germany where the production for the ID.3 Hatchback is already well underway. It is estimated that Volkswagen will be assembling about 100,000 battery electric vehicles in 2020 and three times more the next year.


Ford Mach E EV Going Light On Camo

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It is no surprise that Ford is working on a new crossover model that will be powered by an EV powertrain and will be build based on the current Ford Mustang.

While Ford have been talking a lot about it, they have kept most of the important detail a secret although the Ford Mach E was spotted this month with very little camo on.

From what we can see, Mach E will be getting some design features that are similar to what we see on the Mustang including similar muscular body lines as well as the taillights design in the back.

Even with the camo on, there was no denying that this is the Mustang-inspired crossover but we will only get to learn more about it when Ford finally unveils it which will be happening in a week.


Rolls-Royce Cullinan Goes Dark With Special Edition

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It is that time of the year again where Rolls-Royce offers us a blackout version of their vehicle and this time, it will be the Cullinan. So what will the new Cullinan Black Badge be offering?

While it will still be getting some additional black features, Rolls-Royce will be offering a little more this time around. The Black Badge version will be getting an updated engine so that it can now offer 600hp and 664lb ft of torque. It will only need 4.9 seconds to go from 0-60mph and will have a top speed of 155mhp.

It might be called the Black Badge Special Edition but there will also be a white option with the dark parts fitted on. On the inside, the vehicle will be given a leather headliner with 1344 fiber optic strands, Starlight ceiling with eight shooting stars integrated into the pattern and more.

To own one, you will need to pay at least $382,000 but the price can easily go up to $400k if you start adding on a few other features.


2020 Honda CR-V: What’s In-Store?

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Honda did give their Honda CR-V some update for 2020 and here is what the 2020 model will be offering.

For 2020, Honda will be offering a new hybrid version of the CR-V and also removing the 2.4 liters naturally aspirated four-cylinder engine from their lineup. Instead of that, we will be seeing a 1.5 liter turbo-four engine which will be offering 6hp more than before and will return 2mpg more. The hybrid version will consist of a 2.0-liter four-cylinder Atkinson gasoline engine and two electric motors that will be offering about 212hp.

On the outside, the vehicle will be fitted with a blacked-out grille, updated fog lights and more. There will also be three new exterior colors to choose from. More changes can be found on the inside although nothing too major.

The base model will now retail for $25,050.


Karma SC2 Concept Spreading Its Wings

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It looks like Karma will have a new concept to show off at this year’s Los Angeles Auto Show as the automaker released a new teaser image for their upcoming model.

Called the SC2, the new concept will be shown later this month. According to Karma, this will be the updated version of the SC1 Vision concept that we saw earlier this year.

While we only get to see parts of it in the new teaser, it does suggest that the concept will now be fitted with a set of gullwing doors. Other details like the digital side mirrors, small trunk curvy body can also be seen in the new teaser.

The automaker also has plans to show off their Revero GTS model which is said to be the performance version of the Revero GT model. NO details were given yet but the LA Auto Show is only a few weeks away so we won’t have to wait that long before we can learn more about these two models.