Apple announces WWDC 2020 will be an online-only event

Apple WWDC 2020

Apple reopens stores in China, just as it suspends Today at Apple sessions in the US

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iPhone 12 Release Date

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iOS 13.4 beta 5 release

AirPods shipments may jump by as much as 50% this year

AirPods Pro

The iPhone’s best feature might be coming to the MacBook soon

iPhone 12 Release Date

Apple’s iPhone 9 release next month has reportedly been canceled

iPhone 9 Release Date

Nioh 2 Director Hints DLC Campaigns Could Take Place In Earlier Samurai Times

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Nioh 2 will launch tomorrow, and you can check out the launch trailer through here, and it’s sure to give fans more of what they loved about the first game. It’s blend of historical and mythical Japanese culture made the original game a surprise hit, and it seems Team Ninja has done what they could to refine that experience. It won’t end at the base game, either. Like its predecessor, Nioh 2 will see post-launch DLC campaigns, and we may have gotten a hint about what to expect.

In an interview with Famitsu, Director Fumihiko Yasuda mentioned that you could look to an early purchase bonus armor for hints as to what to expect (you can see that armor below). It’s title the “First Samurai Armor.” This seems to imply that we could get DLC that’s set in an earlier time period than the main game. That’s counter to post-launch content of the first Nioh, all of which took place after the main narrative (thanks to Twinfinite for translations).

Of course, we won’t know until we get there, and we have to play Nioh 2‘s main story first and foremost. It’ll launch on March 13th only on PlayStation 4.

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Hunter life..

I’ve been playing quite a lot of my Hunter in WoW Classic in recent sessions. It’s a fun class to play. The class has some interesting signature abilities, not least a good measure of survivability, I recently dinged level 30 and got Feign Death. On the very next run it proved rather useful when a bug caused the lower corridor’s worth of monsters to charge at us for no apparent reason.

Radioactive reset train

For the most part gameplay is pretty simple, I have a macro setup to combine placing Hunter’s Mark on a target with commanding my pet boar to attack. There’s none of the reactive gameplay common in more modern WoW: for a lot of Gnomeregan I’ve only a couple of buttons to hit as the prevalence of poison immunity limits the useful skills I have to cast even more.

Not so many abilities

As mentioned already the class does have some great utility abilities to make for more interesting choices. Traps are a welcome addition, though in Classic their use is rather hampered by being only out-of-combat actions.

Frost trap trapped

Disengage is another important skill: a means to reduce aggro if something peels off from the tank onto my character. It seems rather less useful than the more modern version, which includes a backwards jump. It also requires a faux melee attack on the target – no damage is done but it can miss!

In Classic it is a class that has a measure of ‘admin’. My Night Elf is an engineer so she’s self-sufficient for ammunition for her gun. Since there’s no profession for making arrows, that does mean she’s using guns only – no stereotypical bows for her. Pets need feeding .. a lot. I’ve mostly kept a boar as her main pet since they’re omnivorous, it helps that I can feed it just about anything.

Overall Hunter is a fun class to play and, even in Classic, can really help to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat in a well coordinated group.

Call of Duty: Warzone Gameplay Leaked – 150 Players, Free to Play and Standalone

Call of Duty Warzone

After numerous rumors, gameplay for battle royale title Call of Duty: Warzone was released ahead of schedule. It’s subsequently been pulled but various mirror videos can still be found, like the one below. Reddit user ywhine compiled a list of important information about the new mode as well, so it’s worth referring to if other mirrors get pulled.

First off, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare won’t be required to access Warzone. It’s completely free to play with cross-play and cross-progression with 150 players on one map (which could increase). Matchmaking queues include Solos, Duos and Trios with the map containing familiar areas like Broadcast, Terminal and so on. The two core modes are Warzone and Plunder, the latter supporting respawns.

Weapons are the only items that can be looted – attachments must be found in supply drops. Players will spawn with pistols though and can down foes in 4 to 5 shots (though this seems to be without armor). You’ll also find vehicles like SUVs, Helicopters, TAC ROVERs and ATVs to pilot. And yes, it’s possible to ping locations and enemies.

There are a lot of other things to expect like bounties, the Gulag which involves taking prisoners and having them fight in 1v1s, killstreaks and much more. No details were given on a release date but it wouldn’t surprise us to see Activision launch the title today. Stay tuned for more details in the meantime.