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Mass Effect Legendary Edition has been rated in Korea. One of the voice actors for the game is also teasing at an announcement during N7 day.

The Korean Game Rating Board has rated a new version of Mass Effect. This is titled as the Mass Effect Legendary Edition. It has been speculated in the past that this edition will offer a remaster of the first three Mass Effect games and reportedly release this year for the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

In an updated list of games that were rated recently by the rating board in Korea, Mass Effect Legendary Edition can be seen as one of the games.

To further add to the rumor, the voice actress for the female Shepard in the Mass Effect series, Jennifer Hale, has tweeted to fans asking them to hang together with the cast at N7 day. N7 day is usually celebrated on November 7 of every year. The name of this day refers to the N7 armor worn by Shepard in the Mass Effect series.

Based on the leaked listing and the tweet by the voice actress, it is not reasonable to suggest that an announcement for the Legendary Edition is happening soon, and if this is the case, that might be reserved for the N7 day this year.
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According to a new report from Canalys, Mac shipments increased 13.2% in the third quarter of 2020. The global PC market recorded a growth of 12.7% , with 79.2 million units shipped.

Due to the overall growth in PC shipments, Apple's market share has seen a small increase from 8% to 8.1% . Mac shipments still ranked fourth during the quarter, behind Lenovo, HP and Dell in first, second and third place respectively. Lenovo shipped 19.2 million , while HP shipped 18.6 million , Dell 11.9 million, and Acer 5.6 million.

“The lasting effects of this pandemic on the way people work, learn and collaborate will create significant opportunities for PC vendors in the coming years. As the line between work and home life is increasingly blurred, it becomes important to position devices towards a wide range of use cases, with particular attention to mobility, connectivity, battery life, display and audio quality " , said Rushabh Doshi, director of research at Canalys.


Apple will announce Mac segment revenues on October 29 , on the occasion of its fiscal fourth quarter earnings cDuring the fiscal third quarter, Mac sales increased 21.6% to $ 7.1 billion.
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It is now certain that this year we will see a staggered launch of the new iPhone 12 models and today a Chinese leaker known as "Kang" shared new details on the release dates of the new devices.

According to information from the leaker, the 5.4-inch ‌iPhone 12‌ Mini will be available for pre-order on November 6 or 7 and will hit the market on November 13 or 14. The 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max, on the other hand, will be available for pre-order on November 13 or 14 and will launch on November 20 or 21.

The two 6.1-inch models will be available for pre-order on October 16 , with the first shipments arriving to users on October 23.

Initially it was thought that the first devices to arrive on the market would be the budget models from 5.4 and 6.1 inches, but evidently Apple had some problems with the production of the two new unreleased sizes due to which it had to delay the launch.
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Outriders is a 1-3 player co-op shooter game from Bullletstorm developer People Can Fly,. the game was originally announced at E3 2019 for release in the summer of 2020.

However, the release date for the sci-fi game has been pushed further and will now be released for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC on February 2, 2021, with a Google Stadia version set to arrive later next year.

Just yesterday being Thursday, Square Enix confirmed that Outriders will feature full cross-play compatibility across all formats.

It also said PS4 players will be able to upgrade to the next-gen version free of charge, as will Xbox owners with the game set to support Smart Delivery.

Mr Lee Singleton, co-head of studio at Square Enix Studios said in a prepared statement, “We’re taking a little bit longer to ensure players have the best possible experience with Outriders.”

People Can Fly is also currently developing an “original AAA title” led by its New York studio and the director of Just Cause 3.
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Xbox executive Aaron Greenberg has said that $70 games are currently a “notable exception” and the issue of game pricing is a “super complex” thing.

Speaking to the Real Deal Xbox podcast (via Video Games Chronicle), Greenberg said that Microsoft will opt for a “fan-first” approach but didn’t say if the company will follow Sony’s footsteps and price some of its first-party games at $70.

Greenberg has this to say:
Gaming pricing is a super-complex thing to answer because in the old days, every game launched at one price and that was it. But we launched Ori and the Will of the Wisps for $30 and Gears Tactics is a new title launching this holiday and it’s launching at $60. State of Decay 2 launched at $40. So there’s not a simple answer to that except to say that Tactics we’re launching at $60.

I think what you’ve seen across the industry with a couple of notable exceptions is that most people… Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is at $60 for standard, Cyberpunk, Dirt 5. There are some exceptions of titles where you’ve seen, particularly for sports games, where they’re coming out in advance of the next generation and because they don’t have Smart Delivery, they’re including the gen 9 version and charging you more. So It’s a little bit complex there.
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According to the survey, up to a third of Android users said they were considering buying a new device in the upcoming iPhone 12 series.

Of which, about 55.9% of users were asked why they wanted to switch to the iPhone 12 because they said that the problem is not related to the phone itself, but from the operating system when iOS was the operating system. Long time update. At the same time, 48.8% of users who share the purpose switch to iPhone 12 because they want better level of personal data security.
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Notably, 36.9% of respondents are willing to leave Android for a more compact device. When asked which iPhone 12 they will choose in the future, the vast majority (48.1%) choose the smallest iPhone 12.

Although the number of respondents is not large enough, some trends can be inferred based on the survey results. Users pay much attention to the quality and support of the software, in addition to compact and convenient size is also a criterion they aim for.

Here are some other summaries:
Nearly 33% of Android users see iPhone 12 as their next upgrade.

The compact iPhone 12 Mini was the most popular choice for users in the survey with a rate of 48.1%, followed by the iPhone 12 Pro Max (22.9%), iPhone 12 Pro (18.1%) and iPhone 12 Max (10.9%).

The reasons for giving up your current Android smartphone and switching to iPhone 12, in order of votes include: Longer software support (55.9%), Better privacy protection (48.8%), Compact form factor (36.9%), Better price (30.9%), Better features (24.7%), 5G connectivity (19%), Better UI (12 ,first%).

36% of Android users answered "Yes" when asked if they would consider buying the 2020 iPad model. Of which 66.7% of them choose the 8th generation iPad and 33.3% choose the iPad Air 2020.

Only 17.1% of Android users will consider buying the 2020 Apple Watch model, and 73.5% of them choose the Apple Watch SE and 26.5% choose the Apple Watch Series 6.
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Once Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War drops, PC will no longer be the only platform with a Field of View (FOV) slider for the series. Finally, the feature is making its way PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Black Ops Cold War developer Treyarch Studios announced the news today in a brief Twitter post. Said tweet features a gif of the FOV slider presumably working on a console. See the post in question below:

The Field of View represents the extent of the in-game surroundings that are available on-screen. That an FOV slider is finally coming to consoles in Call of Duty no doubt serves as a big step. A quick look on social media shows that many a fan of the long-running FPS franchise is incredibly happy about the news, too.

It’s information that has come just in time as well, given the impending launch of Black Ops Cold War’s beta. The beta period will run over the course of two weekends–October 8th-12th and October 15th-19th.

Players who preorder on PS4 will gain access to the beta from October 8th-9th. An open beta for all PS4 players goes live from October 10th-12th. From October 15th-16, the sessions will run for all PS4 gamers, as well as PC and Xbox One preorders. An open beta for everyone regardless of platform and preorder status kicks off on October 17th and ends on the 19th.

Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War will try to the PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on November 13th.