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Evo Japan Dead Or Alive 6 Promo Interrupted After A NSFW Clip

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Just like every other Evolution tournaments, Evo Japan allows video companies have some time to assume control on the stage to promote/demo upcoming titles. This same opportunity was however used to showcase Dead or Alive 6, which is said to release on the 1st of next month (March).

Meanwhile, the promotional moment was interrupted when the commentators took a moment to show off Dead or Alive 6’s free camera control in the most sexual way possible (Click here to see where the NSFW is shown.)

However, the commentators purposely paused, zoomed-in and rotated the camera to showcase a piledriver that looks like a sec act. While one character is on her back with her legs over her head, the other’s face is positioned in her crotch when viewed from the right angle.

The laughter from the commentators is what really solidifies the unsuitability and immaturity of the moment. The presentation also displayed the two women presenters playfighting in such a way that were overtly sexual, as though to mimic the franchise itself. One purposely turned her back to the camera after being playfully punched and then was spanked by the other presenter.

This took place while the woman who delivered both hits continuously bounced up and down so that her breasts would move in an exaggerated manner. Hence, it isn't exactly the best advertisement for a game that is trying to separate itself from the stigma of being just a sexy fighting game.

These were all things those running Evo were not okay with. As reported by VG247, Evo Director Joey Cuellar explained why the presentation was interrupted in a tweet which has since been deleted already. But according to what Cuellar tweeted, he said that “The [Dead or Alive 6] ad that aired on our stream does not reflect the core values of Evo or the FGC. We ended the stream temporarily to protect the integrity of our brand. We sincerely apologize to our fans”.

As it is now, it's still not clear if this incident well affect future tournaments or not.
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Xbox Game Pass Is Adding More Free Games For Subscribers In February

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While Xbox Game Pass lineup for February 2019 has already been announced, they are now out as well. But this is not the end of it as the social media account is now teasing more games that will be included to the service.

The tweet that attempts to be possessing a strong intellectual capacity simply lists a poll with options, none of which are negative. However, this question was asked in the poll and it reads: “Should we add even more games in the next 2 weeks?”

If the options given in the poll were free then this could probably have been taken as a simple marketing strategy, but the fact that every single choice points towards yes gives rise to the speculation amongst fans that this is for adding new games.

This, however, is not the first time Xbox Game Pass has added games in such a manner. December was one of the best months given by Xbox Game Pass and some of the exciting offerings didn’t make it to the subscription service until towards the end of the month.

If you are indeed interested in purchasing Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft is currently running a limited time promotion for it  which grants new subscribers access to two months of Xbox Game Pass for $2 only. Hence, it is a super cheap offer but it's limited so high time you grab your own copy while the offer lasts.
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[Rumor] New Patent Revealed Galaxy Note 10’s S-Pen With Camera

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Samsung always has bold ideas for its high-end smartphones, from new screen designs, exclusive features to new technologies on the S Pen of Galaxy Note series. To explain this further, one of Samsung's newly approved recent inventions has revealed an extremely “cool” feature of the next-gen Galaxy Note series, and particularly on the S Pen of the device.

Accordingly, in an effort to completely abolish the screen design that has been cut or "punched" as it is now, and also to provide users the full screen experience, Samsung will renew the S Pen on the next-gen Galaxy Note series.

Based on the newly revealed invention, the Korean manufacturer will put the selfie camera on the S Pen, a necessary accessory for the Galaxy Note series. And with the built-in selfie camera on the S Pen, Samsung will no longer have to worry about how to put this selfie camera on the screen of the device, from which users will have a device with a real overflow screen.

The camera cluster is integrated inside the pen which will be controlled by a physical button right on the body of the pen, additionally, there will be another key to adjust the zoom.

This invention reveals the new S Pen pen design that will appear on the next-gen Galaxy Note line, but does not point out which Galaxy Note model it is. If Samsung has enough time to develop new designs, we can expect this year's Galaxy Note10 to inherit this unique feature.

In short, the patent did not mention whether Samsung has removed the selfie camera in the body of the device or not – hence, it only reveals new technology. The only thing we can be certain about at the present time is that the future S Pen which might allow users to take pictures directly without getting close to touching the smartphone.

OnePlus 5G Smartphone To Appear At MWC 2019

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We have seen some leaks and teases of OnePlus first 5G smatphone. Recently, the company has announced the appearance of its 5G phone at MWC 2019, which happens later on this month. However, a new report from China confirmed that MWC ever is directly related with the 5G phone from OnePlus.

Inasmuch as this particular event, OnePlus is inviting everyone to “interact” over a 5G network at its stand within Qualcomm’s booth at Mobile World Congress.

Also, the company mentioned that those attending to the event will be able to get a taste of 5G gaming Experience through one of its latest “OnePlus Prototype with 5G.” Since OnePlus is teasing the gaming experience, we assume that this smartphone will have quite some power to impress the audience, probably, OnePlus next flagship will have a certain focus in the gaming industry.

As at now, it’s not possible to state the specifications of this upcoming handset, but taken into account the close bonds OnePlus and Qualcomm share, it appears reasonable to assume that the Snapdragon 855 will be part of the package alongside with the Snapdragon X50 Modem in order to allow 5G network capabilities.

Design-wise is what we have no clue as per  what OnePlus has in store for us, but previous leaks already teased a OnePlus smartphone with an undisturbed screen and a slider mechanism. A design language which will look pretty much alike to the one adopted by Xiaomi with the Mi Mix 3.

Meanwhile, the OnePlus 5G phone is expected to launch sometime in May along with the OnePlus 7. While the latter shouldn’t retail much higher than the current gen OnePlus 6T, we expect to see the OnePlus handset with 5G costing way more than a standard 4G flagship.

NetherRealm Adds Blanche As New Character In Mortal Kombat 11

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As we draw nearer to the launch of MK11, so are we getting exposed to more leaks. While we still have to wait a little longer to the official release of Mortal Kombat 11, the rosters of the remaining characters are unveiling.

Just few days back we discussed about how Steam Achievements unknowingly leak more characters in the Mortal Kombat 11 and today, it has been confirmed that Blanche has been added.

Blanche who has now joined a large amount of other classic characters on the upcoming title’s still increasing roster of combatants. Meanwhile, Blanche didn't come alone, it seems that he also brought Sonya along with him.

However, this information has been confirmed by Ed Boon, who tweeted a photo of Blanche and wrote “Latest leaks ‘you ain't throwin me any more’ #BlancheKonfirmed”.

On the other hand is where Boon tweeted a video of Sonya fighting with Scorpion and he labeled it “Hey Sonya… what are your thoughts on leaks?”. However, this might mean that Sonya has not arrive in the MK11 yet as the leak is still unclear but will definitely be amongst the MK11 roster.

Anyways, we will get to know more about Sonya’s role in due course to know where it leads, and we will keep our readers posted. Mortal Kombat 11 will officially release on the 23rd of April, 2019.
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Iranian Gamers Restricted From Playing Apex Legends Due To Sanction

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Iranian gamers have leaked that they are prevented from accessing Respawn Entertainment’s free-to-play Apex Legends, because of the sanctions imposed by U.S government.

ResetEra user RevengeTaken reported that Apex Legends was the only Electronic Arts-published title that was inaccessible in Iran, which instigated gamers to contact EA support for answers. However, nearly all of the support agents suddenly ended the live chats after announcing that they were unable to help. One support agent said that the issue was down due to “internal reasons.”

Hence, the Iranian citizens weren't happy about this and further took it to EA’s official forums to question the publisher about this issue, they now got another answer which strictly said that the company is working in compliance with U.S. laws. The response however, is given by EA’s community manager known to be EA Andy and thus he responded: “At the moment it’s not possible to access the game from Iran as we are acting in compliance with U.S. embargoes and sanctions laws.”

Also, there has been additional reports of Anthem‘s demo and The Division 2‘s beta which seems inaccessible in Iran but it’s still not clear if sanctions will affect full releases of both titles.

Nevertheless, RevengeTaken is not happy about this and according to RevengeTaken, it said that it’s possible for Iranian gamers to connect to Apex Legends through VPN and using another country’s IP. However, it affects pings and the experience is far from smooth. Players have been left confused by this development taking into account of EA’s previous titles are accessible, and other multiplayer games released by various North American developers and publishers also work, which of course includes Fortnite.

“I’m not trying to take a side in any political party or favor behaviors of a country over another,” RevengeTaken wrote. “But please understand that we, Iranian people, are human, we are gamers, we love games, and we make games.”
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[Rumor] 2019 Nintendo Exclusive Leaked, While Nintendo Direct Debuts On 13 February

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Nintendo fans should get themselves ready for the forthcoming direct which seemingly will arrive as soon as next week. It's true that most of us are tired of the leaks that concerns Nintendo Direct after the last one which turns out not to be true, but as it appears to pertain a little more credit to it because of the leaker's reputation.

However, according to a report from a user on ResetERA forums who goes by the name of “king zell”. Previously, king sell has seemingly leaked some correct information like the Pokemon Let's Go announcement amongst others which turns out to be positive and this time around, he has come up with some other rumor which we believe to be true though will be taken with a pinch of salt.

According to king zell, he said that a new Nintendo Direct will debut on the 13th of February, 2019. Hence, he put it this way, “13 is your lucky number….. and am out.”

If we have to go by this vague post, then probably the Direct will be out by next week. In another different post, the user revealed some of the games that Nintendo has planned for the Nintendo Switch this year.

According to zell, he said that “there are a bunch of announcements coming this year but am not sure when.” Hence, it was followed by a list of games which includes the following.
  • Pikmin 3 
  • Mario Maker 2
  • Boxboy
  • Brand new 2D ZeldaP
  • Pokemon2019

At the meantime, Pokemon2019 has already been confirmed by the developers themselves. While the rest of the games are not announced yet, Nintendo did mention about a fleet of games lined up for this year which of course may be announced any moment from now.
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