When a console manufacturer is getting ready to unleash a new system, making sure it has games is crucial. That’s no different when releasing an upgrade, but it’s a much tougher equation. Showing developers how easy it is to work with the new hardware is key to getting them to spend time and money on it. Microsoft has done just that, and we can glean some better ideas about the system’s power from what the company has said. Eurogamer‘s DigitalFoundry gathered and verified some benchmark information for the Xbox One X from various developer contacts and laid the information out for us.
If you were going off of its E3 presentation this year, you’d hardly know that Sony has services and initiatives like PlayStation Vue, PlayStation Classics, and PlayStation Now, but they’re still alive and kicking. PlayStation Now, Sony’s game-streaming service, is getting a nice bump this week in the form of its very first PlayStation 4 games.
It appears that the OnePlus 5 has a hidden talent, though we’re not sure it’s one you’re going to appreciate. According to a number of Reddit users, videos recorded in landscape mode on the handset are being rendered with inverted audio, which essentially means that sound captured using the microphone on the right of the device is being played through the left speaker and vice versa.
There’s some good news, though: OnePlus should be able to fix the glitch using a software update as the bug is apparently caused by a faulty line of code. When exactly the upgrade will arrive remains a mystery, but we’ve contacted the firm to find out and will update this post if we hear back. In the meantime, here’s a video of the bug in action.
One of the most exciting features Android O is set to bring to the table is support for picture-in-picture (PIP) video. It’s something that’s been a part of Android TV since Nougat, but will finally make its way to smartphones and tablets with the next major build of the open-source operating system.
The head of the Xbox team, Phil Spencer, has expressed a measure of frustration or offense with how Sony reacted to questioning about their choice to block cross-play.
This all came up as Minecraft and Rocket League are set to work across the PC, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch platforms in cross-play. If I own those games on my Switch, for instance, I’ll be able to play with you on your Xbox One.
Bungie, BioWare, and Bethesda were the three largest breakout game developers of the 2000s, storming into the mainstream and changing the way we look at shooters, RPGs, and a hybrid of both. This year at E3, each three of the “Bs” is bound to turn up huge, and indeed, two of them will emerge in direct competition with one another.
AT&T announced its Unlimited Choice data plan can now be coupled with DirecTV Now for only $70.
Unlimited Choice is AT&T’s low-tier unlimited data that costs $60 per month. The plan is a cheap unlimited data plan but has the catch-22 detail of capping out data speeds at 3mpbs. DirectTV Now’s “Live a Little” package retails for $35, but customers who couple the Unlimited Choice and DirecTV Now subscription will receive a $25 credit bringing down the total price to $70. That’s a pretty sweet deal in case you’ve been looking to cut the cord.