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Samsung Galaxy Fold 2, 5G Galaxy Z Flip will launch in August 2020

Samsung is expected to launch two new foldable smartphones in the second half of the year. An affordable foldable handset model is expected to hit the market next year, industry insiders said on Sunday. Samsung is expected to present the Galaxy Fold 2 and the 5G variant of the Galaxy Z Flip together with its flagship phablet Galaxy Note 20 at an event in August, the news agency Yonhap reported, citing the industry sources. But his affordable foldable smartphone, probably called the Galaxy Fold Lite, is unlikely to make its debut at the event, they said.
The South Korean technology giant was said to have released a version of its foldable smartphone that costs almost half the price of a normal Galaxy Fold. Technical experts have predicted that the Galaxy Fold 2 will have a 7.7-inch screen and a 6.23-inch cover display when unfolded, both of which are larger than the 7.3-inch or 4.6-inch displays of the predecessor. Samsung is expected to use ultra-thin glass (UTG) for the Galaxy Fold 2,…

Ubisoft teases Rainbow Six Siege 'Around The World' Battle Pass

Rainbow Six Siege readies its second full-fledged Battle Pass, this time doubling down on its narrative edge. What you need to knowTom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege's new season, Operation Void Edge, is now available.Ubisoft has teased its second Battle Pass for the weeks ahead, titled "Around The World."The Around The World Battle Pass explores backgrounds of several Operators, packed with 35 tiers of limited-time cosmetics and rewards.Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege has received the Operation Void Edge update on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, marking the start of Year 5 content plans. The latest seasonal refresh couples with new playable personas Oryx and Iana, each bringing new abilities to attack and defense, alongside the rustic rework for the Oregon map. Ubisoft has accompanied its release with a brief one-minute trailer, confirming the second full-fledged Battle Pass on track for the weeks ahead.

The next Rainbow Six Battle Pass is titled "Around The W…

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is currently not tracking progress, fix coming

No way to move forward now. What you need to knowCall of Duty: Modern Warfare is the latest entry in the massive first-person shooter franchise.Today, it looks like many players are being affected by a new bug in the game's multiplayer mode.The bug causes the game to not track the players' stats or progress at all.Infinity Ward, the developers of Modern Warfare, have acknowledged the bug and are investigating a fix. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has been a colossal success so far, judging by its initial record sales weekend in 2019, and sees millions of daily players jumping in. Lately, it seems that those players can't progress or move forward in the game anymore. A new multiplayer bug affecting the blockbuster title is causing all progression to not be tracked, meaning players can't complete missions, gain XP in matches, rank up in the Battle Pass to unlock new content, or even work on improving their game stats. Infinity Ward, the developer behind the game, has ackn…

Xbox One Wireless Controller in Phantom Magenta brings the purple passion

This one's for fans of red wine and twilight sunsets. And Xbox.
Microsoft's Phantom line of Xbox controllers are among my favorite Xbox accessories. The hypnotic translucent gradient stylings of the previous Phantom Black controller made it, for me, the sexiest Xbox controller ever made, and I seriously wish they'd make a full Xbox console out of this material.
Following up on the Phantom Black and Phantom White controllers, Microsoft has now produced the all-new Phantom Magenta controller, which is currently available for preorder, with an expected release date of March 17, 2020.

We've been lucky enough to get an early sample of this mauve mistress, and we're bringing you some sexy high-res shots.
Deep purple Xbox Wireless Controller – Phantom Magenta Special Edition
$70 at Microsoft
Twilight controls For fans of vivid sunsets and red wine, the Phantom Magenta controller is a gorgeous option for Xbox controller collectors. It'll work on the Xbox Series X, too. …

Checking out the best new feature in The Division 2

Title Update 8 brings some major changes to the Recalibration Station, here's what's new and how to get the most from it.
The recalibration station in The Division 2 allows you to strip perks from some weapons and apply them to some better weapons, all in the neverending pursuit of getting as close to the "god roll" as you can. While it's a useful feature, it's been pretty clunky to use so far because it required keeping the weapons you wanted to strip in your inventory or stash until you needed them.

With the release of Title Update 8 alongside the Warlords of New York expansion, Massive has made significant changes to the recalibration station and introduced the recalibration library. No longer do you need to keep the weapons, you can simply strip what you need and store that instead.
How to use the recalibration library

The basic operation of the recalibration station has remained the same, though obviously with the new gear 2.0 system also implemented wi…

Here's how you can win an Ori and the Will of the Wisps bonsai tree

This new giveaway is perfect for nature lovers and Ori fans. What you need to knowXbox Australia and New Zealand is giving away ten special bonsai trees.These trees have been themed and decorated after Moon Studios' upcoming title Ori and the Will of the Wisps.Ori and the Will of the Wisps is set to be available on March 11, 2020. While Ori and the Will of the Wisps is nearly here, Xbox ANZ is doing a pretty unique giveaway. Ten different bonsai trees, each decorated after Ori and the Will of the Wisps, are being given away. To enter, you have to visit the Facebook page and follow the instructions by commenting with an emoji or gid=f.

Do note however that according to the official rules for the giveaway, it is only open to Australian residents age 18 or over. Ori and the Will of the Wisps is currently scheduled to release on March 11 for Xbox One and PC. It's also coming to Xbox Game Pass day one. The director of the game has also mentioned that it could be upgraded to run at…

Xbox head Phil Spencer teases possible 'Gears 5' upgrade for Xbox Series X

Gears 5 may get a serious upgrade. What you need to knowGears 5 is a third-person shooter from Xbox Game Studios.Xbox head Phil Spencer teased an upgrade for the game.It looks like the title will become even better-looking on Xbox Series X.Gears 5 is part of Xbox Game Pass. Gears 5 is a third-person shooter from The Coalition, an Xbox Game Studios team. It received great reviews at launch and the multiplayer mode seems to have gained a lot of traction in recent weeks. Today, Xbox head Phil Spencer teased further "enhancements" for the game. From what it looks like, these upgrades will be part of the Xbox Series X version of the game.
Checking out some @GearsofWar "enhancements" with @MikeJRayner and team. Looks better than Gears has ever looked. — Phil Spencer (@XboxP3) March 4, 2020
The Xbox Series X is Microsoft's upcoming next-generation console that promises support for 8K resolution and 120 frames per second. Hopefully, Microsof…

Xbox Series X preorders: Why you can't buy the next Xbox yet

While the Xbox Series X packs a ton of promise, you sadly can't lock down your console just quite yet.
Preparations remain underway for Xbox Series X, Microsoft's flagship next-generation console succeeding Xbox One, promising leading performance at up to 8K or 120Hz. While formerly teased under the Project Scarlett moniker, it opens the year with an early glimpse of its top-tier SKU on track for the holiday. That includes a sleek all-black tower-style casing, with a refined Xbox controller characterized by a fresh look and share button.

The Xbox Series X is expected to go head-to-head with the Sony PlayStation 5, kicking off a new hardware cycle scrambling for performance. Microsoft has detailed sizeable CPU and GPU upgrades under the hood, backing our previously-reported Xbox Series X specifications, looking to support improved resolutions, framerates, and overall graphical fidelity.

And while pledging to deliver Xbox Series X this year, Microsoft is yet to open preorders f…

Bethesda a bit bazzled at gamers' blasé response to Fallout 76 PvP

Pete Hines spills the beans. What you need to knowFallout 76 is the latest in Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG games.It has had a pretty unenthusiastic response from players since launch.Pete Hines said in an interview that Bethesda was surprised by some of the responses.Bethesda is commited to fixing some of these mistakes in the future. If someone were to say that Fallout 76 had a bit of a rough launch, that would be a massive understatement.

The ambitious evolution of Bethesda's notorious post-apocalyptic RPG's didn't feature NPC's, single-player events or a cohesive story line, instead focusing on multiplayer and co-op, as well as environmental storytelling. Suffice to say, that combined with the rough state the game launched in led to a negative response from many of Fallout's fans. Pete Hines, Bethesda's senior vice president of global marketing and communications, had more to say about the subject in an interview with USGamer.
I think we were a littl…

Developers don't trust Google Stadia or are offered enough to port games

Now we know what developers think. What you need to knowGoogle Stadia is a game streaming service from the search giant.It still doesn't have a lot of games that would attract a lot of people to the service.Business Insider managed to interview developers who have concerns about compensation and long-term survivability.You can purchase a Stadia: Premiere Edition for $130 on the Google Store.Google Stadia is a cloud game streaming service that launched late last year. Since then, it hasn't really seen a tremendous influx of games and it seems like a lot of developers don't support the platform even after all this time. Additionally, image quality is also questionable since many games run at lower resolutions and sometimes frame rates than the Xbox One X.
Recently, Business Insider spoke with a number of game developers about their thoughts on Stadia. Unfortunately, some significant issues emerged during those discussions. The outlet said the following about the topic of co…

The best FreeSync monitors for your Xbox One

Microsoft supports FreeSync on Xbox One consoles, adjusting refresh rates on the fly to reduce screen tearing and stuttering in gaming. While hundreds of special FreeSync-compatible displays are on the market, Xbox One consoles are limited to a subset with HDMI support. We've rounded up our top FreeSync monitors compatible with Xbox One across all price tiers.
Best overallStaff favorite Samsung C27HG70

The Samsung C27HG70 leads the pack with a strong roster of features complementing the Xbox One. FreeSync 2 support is the standout, improving colors with HDR support. It also boasts a curved panel, 1440p resolution, and 48-100Hz FreeSync HDMI frequency for clear, fluid gameplay.
$430 at Amazon Budget FreeSyncAcer KG271Value pick
The Acer KG271 is another strong 1080p pick, scaling to 27 inches. It hits a 75Hz FreeSync frequency for smooth Xbox One gameplay, paired with a solid image. It's a great entry-point for console FreeSync without breaking the bank.
$176 at Amazon Affordable 4KL…