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PS5: AMD reveals huge hint about PlayStation 5 release date

Published: 5/May/2019 10:20 Updated: 5/May/2019 10:28

by Connor Bennett

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If it wasn’t confirmed already, it appears as if Sony definitely won’t be releasing their next line of PlayStation consoles before 2020 – with hardware supplier AMD revealing some key details about what they expect to be working with moving forward.

Fans of the Sony console are hanging on every word about the next console – yet, there have been consistent teases as to when they will be able to part with their hard-earned cash and take one home.

The specs for the newest console have, for the most part,improvement on the current hardware. AMD, who are supplying some of the key components for the next generation of consoles have pretty much confirmed that we won’t be seeing any new hardware before the turn of the year.

SonySony have already confirmed that they won’t be attending E3.

Speaking on a recent AMD financial earnings call, CEO Lisa Su dropped some fresh hints about the release of the next set of next-gen consoles – with a specific focus being made about the upcoming PlayStation.

The CEO revealed that the company would be expanding its partnership with Sony moving forward and that they would see improvement in their ‘semi-custom’ business – the description used to refer to their work on consoles.

She noted that AMD would be expecting a drop in semi-custom work for 2019 but that it would return in 2020. Su added: “And then as we go into 2020, without talking about any specific customer, we believe that semi-custom will return to a growth business for us in 2020 and beyond.”

A ‘Dev Kit’ PlayStation 5 has already been ‘leaked’

Will Microsoft jump ahead?

While Sony had already pretty much confirmed that there would be no new console release before 2020, it now seems pretty definitive that this will end up being the case.

There is still no word on just when the company will reveal, or even announce, their new console but they may be beaten to the next-gen punch by Microsoft – who are reportedly set to showcase their next Xbox at the upcoming E3 event in June.

It remains to be seen if those reports of a showcase are true or if Microsoft will things one step further and release a new console before Sony even has the chance to make their move to the next-gen.

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Pokemon Go players flame “trash” 7km eggs as big problem found

Published: 1/Dec/2020 14:23

by Alex Garton

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Pokemon Go players are complaining that the 7km eggs are not worth hatching as they constantly contain the same species of Pokemon.

Pokemon Eggs are an iconic aspect of the franchise and Pokemon Go itself. The eggs come in five different rarities and each has a chance at hatching a range of different Pokemon, some of which are rarer than others.

However, in order to hatch these eggs players need to walk a certain number of kilometers that is determined by the rarity of the egg. Of course, this means hatching eggs can be a lot of work so players expect to be rewarded accordingly.

Well, members of the community are complaining about the 7km eggs specifically, stating that they’re simply not worth doing in the current state.

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Each type of Pokemon Go egg has a hatch table of potential Pokemon.

Does Pokemon Go have an egg problem?

A Reddit thread posted to the pokemongo subreddit calling a part of the game’s current egg system “trash” has skyrocketed to the top of the page. At the time of writing, the thread has just under 4,000 upvotes and over 300 comments.

The primary issue the thread raises is the drop rates of certain Pokemon from the 7km egg: “I want to open gifts everyday but I don’t want to waste an incubator just to get my 1000th Alolan Geodude.”

This sentiment is mirrored by commenters in the thread who have stated they have given up hatching 7km eggs altogether, because of a lack of variety in the rewards.

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The author of the thread offers a solution, suggesting it “would be really nice to have those Alolan forms removed or at least the hatch rate dropped significantly.”

Of course, Niantic could always buff the drop rates of the rarer Pokemon in the pool to increase players’ chances of receiving what they want. However, it is unlikely they’ll ever make this change as they want to ensure rare Pokemon are difficult to acquire.

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Storage space is becoming an issue for casual players in Pokemon Go.

It’s obvious a section of the Pokemon Go community has a serious problem with the drop rates for certain eggs in-game. With so much time being dedicated to hatching these eggs, players want more of a reward than they’re currently receiving.

Whether or not Niantic will make any changes on the back of this remains to be seen.