Resident Evil 2 / PUBG Crossover Event on the Way – IGN


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Zombies are shambling onto mobile.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile is getting a crossover with the upcoming Resident Evil 2 remake, according to Capcom.

“[PUBG MOBILE] × [Resident Evil Re: 2] collaboration decided!” reads a rough translation of a tweet from Capcom’s Japanese Resident Evil account (which is known as Biohazard in the region). “The world’s most popular mobile game and survival horror monument. What kind of novel play can the combination of two super-IPs produce?”

Capcom also released the brief teaser trailer for the crossover seen above. The video is filled with scrambled footage of zombies wandering through hallways and attacking people.

Following Capcom’s tweet, PUBG Corp. also confirmed the crossover was happening. Neither company provided any details about what precisely the crossover will entail or when it will be released.

“OK, so we are going to drop this hint of what’s to come right here,” reads a PUBG Corp. quote-retweet of Capcom’s message. “Get ready.”

The Resident Evil 2 crossover follows Suicide Squad and Million Impossible: Fallout crossovers that arrived in PUBG Mobile earlier this year.

In October, IGN explored if Resident Evil 2 is more a remake, a remaster, or a reimagining of the original.

Nick Santangelo is a freelance writer based in Philadelphia. He loves video games and sports, but not sports video games. Follow him on Twitter.

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What we’re gifting this month: OLED TVs, a Google Home for the parents – Engadget


Cherlynn Low

Chris Schodt
Video Producer

Our TV was the first major purchase my wife and I made. We spent most evenings watching movies at her apartment on the screen of her home-built PC and decided an upgrade was in order. After pooling our savings we bought a 42-inch Element TV for $350. Out of the box, it had two large dark patches in the middle of the screen that I convinced myself would even out with some use. Seven years later it’s still our only TV, and the dark patches have only grown.

Even though I’m a video producer and image quality is pretty much my life, I got used to the lousy image. I convinced myself I was fine with our off-brand flat panel and its growing blotches of darkness.

Then two things happened. First: I got a Switch. I’ve never owned a console before. While I mostly play in handheld, that’s partly because every time I dock the system those dark patches I’ve ignored for years are suddenly all I can see. I just want to be enjoying the vistas of Zelda‘s Hyrule, smudge-free.

The second was I saw a Sony OLED TV in person at CES at the start of the year. It’s not just that the image quality was better (at this point the displays on public transit are better than my TV), but I’d never seen HDR content on that scale. My Galaxy S9+ can technically show HDR, but those pitch blacks and burning highlights don’t impress at pocket size. While I never really cared about 4K, HDR blew my mind. For someone who mostly puts on a TV to fall asleep to (yes blue light, yes screens, yes I’m slowly killing myself), OLEDs ability to reduce screen brightness without totally degrading the image is pretty amazing.

There’s are a few more things that I want from my new TV. After having programmed a few universal remotes for relatives with complicated AV setups, the ability of modern TVs to control a sound system with just the TV remote is incredibly appealing. Having built-in smart features would also cut down on the remote-juggling.

I’m normally happy to try off-brand electronics (remember, Element), but if I want true OLED in the US, the only real options are Sony or LG. Sony’s physical design is superior, but its OLED sets are also vastly more expensive. LG also has another advantage — its TVs are available at the Costco near my house. For now, my heart is set on a 55-inch LG C8. Now I just need to hope for some excellent end-of-year deals…


Cherlynn Low

Cherlynn Low
Reviews Editor

When I got my family a Chromecast for Christmas, my brother sold it a week later in Singapore for roughly 36 bucks. It cost $30 at a Best Buy Mobile in New York. I wanted to give my parents a way to watch their YouTube videos on the TV instead of their phones. Alas, they never got to experience it and were, to be honest, probably not tech-savvy enough to anyway.

This year, I’m debating getting them a bunch of Google Home Minis or Amazon Echo Dots so they can deck out all the rooms in our three-storey house in Singapore. They’re not big Amazon users, so it’ll most likely be the former, though a lot of this depends on what’s currently available there. I’ll also have to see which assistant is better at recognizing my family’s thick Singaporean accent. I’m secretly hoping this will give my mom something else to yell at other than me.

All this is part of my quest to get my friends and family living in smart homes. I’ll start with the smart speakers, then move on to connected light bulbs, displays and security systems over the next few years. I can sell them on the idea of convenience, and tempt them with the promise that it’ll be easier for us to video chat on the smart displays (although I already find our twice-monthly calls too much). With my mother, though, I’ll probably have to work very hard to assuage her security concerns.

Converting my family home into a smart home makes me feel like I’m contributing to the household from a distance, so I can parlay the benefits of my job and knowledge into improving my parents’ lives. Realistically, I’m probably going to have to set everything up for them the next time I visit, and they’re unlikely to enjoy speaking to a disembodied assistant. But I want to show them how much easier it would be to ask an assistant to turn off the lights at night. Or, in my mom’s case, tell the speaker to stop playing music instead of getting out of bed and walking over to her FM radio-cum-cassette-tape-cum-CD player. Yeah, that’s what she uses.

With the Amazon Echo’s “Drop in” feature, my parents could even allow me to just join living room conversations whenever I’m free. It’ll almost be like I’m there, in the speaker that’s a placeholder for me. Basically like the real thing.

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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries launches in September 2019 – Polygon

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries launches in September 2019 – Polygon

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will launch Sept. 10, 2019, Piranha Games announced at MechCon 2018 yesterday. The studio rolled out a new trailer and some snazzy new screenshots to accompany the announcement.

The video touts the game’s combat and gameplay, construction and maintenance of the mechs, and destructible landscapes where they shall throw down and blow your ass away in September. At last year’s MechCon, Piranha said MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries would launch with four-player co-operative multiplayer and full mod support.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries will be set during the Third and Fourth Succession Wars in the series’ canon. Players will be faced with decisions to make on which mercenary contracts to accept, where in the galaxy they should concentrate their efforts, and how to manage resources to upgrade and repair their units.

Mercenaries, originally due sometime this year, was delayed into 2019 back in June. Piranha Games said at the time the delay was necessary “so that we can deliver the best single-player MechWarrior experience to date.” MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is the first single-player, first-person action game created in the BattleTech universe since since 2002’s MechWarrior 4: Vengeance.

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Windows 10 19H1 will show File Explorer dates in “conversational format” – MSPoweruser

Microsoft has been fiddling around the edges of the Windows 10 File Explorer for some time now, adding a dark mode and promising further changes with the release of Windows 10 Build 18277.

Now in the latest 19H1 Windows 10 Build 18290 WindowsLatest has noticed a new change to the way dates are displayed in the File Explorer.

Instead of using the full numerical date, e.g. “29/11/2018 10 AM” the File  Explorer now uses a more friendly “November 29” format.

Microsoft is continued to make changes to the File Explorer, but are separately still working on a UWP File Manager which is also getting improvements along the way, including drag and drop support, better copy and paste and more.

To activate that UWP File Explorer:

  • Right-click the desktop, go to New and select Shortcut.
  • In “Create shortcut” wizard, enter the following part in the location box:
    • explorer shell:AppsFolderc5e2524a-ea46-4f67-841f-6a9465d9d515_cw5n1h2txyewy!App
  • Click Next and name the shortcut UWP File Explorer.
  • Click finish.

To get the updated Win32 File Explorer you, of course, need to be a Windows 10 Insider, with all the issues that entail, which can be activated by going to Settings >Update and Security and selecting Windows Insider Programme.

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