Dual screens are having a moment. With legions of former office workers now ensconced comfortably at the kitchen table, portable USB second screens and full-fat gaming monitors have seen precipitous spikes in popularity. After all, there’s a big gap between what’s comfortable and convenient for an hour or two in a coffee shop and a setup that’ll suit a seven hour workday. However, there is an alternative to an add-on screen: an ultra-premium laptop that builds a second screen into the lower chassis, giving you that dual-screen experience from a single allegedly portable* device. Asus first introduced their take on the concept with the creative-focused Zenbook Pro Duo last year, but we’re looking at the next iteration: the gaming-grade ROG Zephyrus Duo.

Five months after first going hands-on with this laptop in a cramped Bath pub, I’ve had the chance to test this ultra-premium dual-screen laptop in the comfort … Read the rest

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!


30 Games Fully Optimized on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S Launch Day
The launch of a new generation of games is the culmination of epic creative and technical endeavors from developers around the globe, all focused on a single goal: delivering immersive new experiences and rich new worlds to explore… Read more 

Five Major Improvements That Come to Life in NHL 21, Available Today on Xbox One
The Tampa Bay Lightning have hoisted the cup, and an unprecedented … Read the rest

Publisher: EA Sports
Developer: EA Vancouver
Release:

October 16, 2020
(PlayStation 4,
Xbox One), TBA (PlayStation 5,
Xbox Series X/S)

Reviewed on: PlayStation 4
Also on:
PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One

The game of hockey is always changing. And the last few years, we’ve seen the speed, skill, and creativity surge as a more physical, grindy game takes a backseat. Just like veteran players have had to adapt, so does EA’s NHL series. Two years ago, EA Vancouver upgraded the skating and physics engine adding a burst of agility, responsiveness, and satisfying impact to better reflect this. This year, it’s providing more inventive options to dazzle your opponents, trying to match skill-players dominating the game today. It’s a step the series has to take, but it comes with its share of stumbles, never capturing the grace and poise it’s trying to emulate.

The … Read the rest

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9 Monkeys of Shaolin

Ravenscourt

$29.99
MASTER YOUR ART, MASTER YOUR DESTINY.

In this beat 'em up game you'll play as the Chinese fisherman Wei Cheng who wants to avenge the death of his friends and family. Get your battle staff ready for a challenging adventure in Medieval China and for merciless fights with hordes of various enemies.

Action-packed battles, user friendly controls and incredible atmosphere of great kung-fu movies of 70s – all this makes 9 Monkeys of Shaolin a perfect choice for every true fan of really hardcore brawlers.

Features:
– 3 unique fighting styles: fight on earth, in the air or use mysterious magic seals. Combine these elements to defeat every enemy on your way.
– Captivating narrative: discover the fascinating story of Wei Cheng and follow him as he rises from a simple

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It should be easier to unlock attachments and weapons this weekend in the Black Ops Cold War beta.

The second weekend of the Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War beta went live yesterday. The beta is open to everyone on PS4, but still limited to pre-orders on PC and Xbox One.

One of the more common complaints from the first weekend has been the rate at which weapons level up. Ranking up a weapon is the only way to earn attachments, of course, and with the number of available options for each one, the grind has been a little ridiculous to get a few basic items like a suppressor and higher-zoom optics.

Starting later today at the usual reset time of 10am PT, 1pm ET, 6pm UK, 7pm CEST, double XP and double weapon XP will be activated across all platforms. This should greatly help with the … Read the rest

When was the last time we saw a game-changing reveal in the immediate run-up to the launch of a next generation console? Sony may well have pulled this out of the bag with today’s new State of Play, concentrating on the much-anticipated PlayStation 5 user interface. Sony’s menu systems have always been polished, beautiful pieces of work, but for the next generation, this is married with a truly impressive range of in-game functions. There are some impressive new improvements to existing options but also things we have never seen before in a console. Digital Foundry had the chance to see the interface ahead of time and to talk about the new system with SIE’s Hideaki Nishino, senior vice president of platform and planning management.

And at the basic level, the user interface itself does not disappoint. We’ve had hints of sorts about the look and feel of the system … Read the rest

Hey Xbox Insiders! We have a new Xbox One update preview coming to the Omega ring. It’s important we note that some updates made in these preview OS builds include background improvements that ensure a quality and stable build for Xbox One.

We continue to post these release notes, even when the noticeable changes to the UI are minimal, so you’re aware when updates are coming to your device. Details can be found below!

System Update Details:

  • OS version released: RS_XBOX_RELEASE_201019041.4994.201013-0000
  • Available: 6 p.m. PT – October 15, 2020
  • Mandatory: 3 a.m. PT – October 16, 2020

Fixes Implemented

Thanks to the hard work of Xbox engineers, we are happy to announce the following fixes have been implemented for this build:

System

  • Various updates to properly reflect local languages across the console
    • Note: Users participating in Preview may see “odd” text across the console, for more information go
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Ghost of Tsushima was an incredibly harrowing samurai tale that PlayStation 4 players fell in love with. Now, a new experience arrives with Legends, bringing with it exciting new content and ways to become one with the ways of the ghost. Legends is the first major content drop for the Sucker Punch tale and it comes bringing with it New Game+ and several memorable co-op experiences. One of the newest features on the way is that of raids and this addition is unforgiving, detailed, and offers the perfect chance to troll your fellow player. 

We sat down with Ghost of Tsushima’s creative director Nate Fox alongside senior staff designer Darren Bridges to talk a little more about the Legends update, but it is when the topic of raids comes up that we realize how much fun this addition can potentially be. 

Like many other co-op … Read the rest

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NHL® 21 Great Eight Edition

Electronic Arts


$79.99

$71.99
Recognize Greatness in EA SPORTS™ NHL® 21.

Purchase EA SPORTS™ NHL® 21 Great Eight Edition and receive:

– 16 HUT Premium Packs
– HUT Cover Athlete Choice Pack (Choice of: Ovechkin, Matthews, McDavid, Pettersson, Laine, Subban)
– Be A Pro XP Boost and Bonus Trait and Specialization Points
– 5 Unlocked Hockey Bags

In EA SPORTS NHL 21, it’s the most creative, inventive and fearless players that are worth celebrating. Carve your path to superstardom in an expanded Be A Pro mode and go down as one of the league’s greatest. On the ice, change up your attack with all new moves, dekes, dangles and evasive maneuvers, inspired by the league’s most groundbreaking innovators. Recognize Creativity, Recognize Revolutionary, Recognize Future. NHL 21. Recognize Greatness.

This game includes optional

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Youngsters are in love with video games. If I keep in mind right it was like a grownup fb with features like chatrooms and video games. It hasn’t simply been me. That is the precise process that about a million applicants have followed to use for positions at firms like Tesla, LinkedIn and Accenture. The platform that runs these games is Pymetrics, which somewhat whimsically dubs itself as a Hogwarts “sorting hat” for careers. The concept is that its video games – measuring ninety “cognitive, social and character traits” – present extra-objective markers of job compatibility than the standard CV, cowl letter and interview. For those who’re rejected from the position you wished, the system can pair you off with what it deems a greater match. Trying to check your PlayStation Vita’s superior graphics and wonderful touchscreen? affords plenty of PS Vita games by genre, including Murderer’s Creed three Liberation, … Read the rest