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Forza Horizon 5 revealed – set in Mexico, features Mercedes-AMG One; coming to Xbox Series X, S Nov 5

Forza Horizon 5 revealed – set in Mexico, features Mercedes-AMG One; coming to Xbox Series X, S Nov 5

Entertainment, GAMING, TEENAGERS, Youth
Fans of the Forza Horizon series got their first look at the next instalment during the 2021 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) over the weekend. Forza Horizon 5 will take players to the arid landscape of Mexico, utilising the next-generation power of Microsoft’s new Xbox Series X and S. The open-world racing game series is known for its diverse environments that gamers can hoon in to their hearts’ desires. This latest instalment, however, pushes the boundaries with what is claimed to be the franchise’s largest game world yet, featuring deserts, rainforests, cities, seaside towns, volcanoes and even a few Mayan ruins thrown in for good measure. These vistas have been built to microscopic detail – down to the individual needles of each cactus, developer Playground Games says. Hel...
EA confirms data breach as hackers claim they took FIFA 21 source code, Battlefield engine, and other LOOT

EA confirms data breach as hackers claim they took FIFA 21 source code, Battlefield engine, and other LOOT

Computing, GAMING, Security, TECHNOLOGY
Gaming behemoth Electronic Arts has been hacked. While EA says the thieves did not compromise player data, it has confirmed they made off with the source code for the FIFA 21 game, the Frostbite engine, and other software secrets. The data breach was first reported by VICE’s Motherboard on Thursday, citing posts on “underground hacking forums.” Among the stolen goods are the source code for soccer simulator FIFA 21 and its matchmaking server, and the Frostbite engine, which powers most of EA’s games – including the Battlefield and Madden franchises. EA software development kits (SDKs) are also among some 780 gigabytes of data currently being advertised for sale on the dark web. The software gives “full capability of exploiting on all EA services,” the hackers claimed in messages...

EA and DICE share the Battlefield 2042 reveal trailer

Computing, ELECTRIC, GAMING, TECHNOLOGY, TEENAGERS, Youth
EA / DICE have unleashed the Battlefield 2042 reveal trailer. Alongside the video, put together using 'game engine' footage, a press release outlines the near-future brink of WWIII first-person shooter that EA claims is "set to revolutionize the modern multiplayer sandbox". Key features of the new title are; matches filled with up to 128 players (PC and newest gen consoles), real-time events that reshape the battlefield and tactical combat, plus all-new weapons, vehicles and gadgets. The story behind this dystopian near future game is that while the US and Russia are drawn into all out war due to shortages of food, water and energy, refugee populations spring up 'No Pat Specialists' willing to fight on either side for the perceived benefit of the large number of citizens of various...
How good is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti for creatives?

How good is the Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti for creatives?

Computing, ELECTRIC, GADGET, GAMING, TECHNOLOGY
We test out the RTX 3080 Ti using creative tools If you’ve read our full Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Ti review, you’ll have seen that it is an excellent graphics card when it comes to gaming, even rivaling the mighty RTX 3090. However, Nvidia is also keen to stress how good this new GPU is at creative tasks as well, so we decided to give it a spin, to see if it’s a GPU that’s worth buying for creatives. In the past, if you did creative work that required a graphics card, you’d often have to rely on professional GPUs, such as Nvidia’s Quadro range. These are extremely expensive, and for many people overkill. The good news is that as gaming GPUs have improved over the years, their abilities to handle creative tasks has also improved. In fact, Nvidia has done a sterling job in th...