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New Nintendo Switch model with two screens potentially leaked

Published: 15/Apr/2020 18:33

by Daniel Cleary

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Nintendo’s latest firmware update, 10.0.0, on April 14 may have leaked the release of a new Switch model.

The handheld Nintendo Switch has exploded in popularity in recent months, with more and more players looking to get their hands on the hybrid console.

Many great games have been released for the Switch since its launch including Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has unexpectedly taken the internet by storm.

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Nintendo may have accidentally leaked the release of a new Switch model.

With demand for the Switch starting to rise, it was leaked that a new model could be on its way following the console’s latest 10.0.0 firmware update.

Vulnerability researcher Mike Heskin shared that he found that Nintendo’s latest update added preliminary support for a new hardware model, listed as “nx-abcd”.

“Firmware 10.0.0 adds preliminary support for a new hardware model: nx-abcd,” he revealed, “3 of the 5 new DRAM profiles are for this new hardware type.”

However, one of the most surprising aspects of this find was that the new model would seemingly be a dual-display model of the Switch.

“There’s evidence of a secondary display of sorts being added exclusively on this model,” Mike added, suggesting that the new model could include two screens.

Nintendo has previously revealed that they are “always performing development of new hardware” after rumors were initially spread about a Switch Mini potentially being announced

The latest Switch model that Nintendo has released was the Switch Lite which was first launched on September 20, 2019, so it is possible that they have shifted their focus to a new model.

Although it is unclear if this leaked model is set to be announced by Nintendo, many fans are quite excited about the idea of dual-display Switch being potentially released.

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Call of Duty 2021 leaks hint at new Modern Warfare follow up

Published: 30/Oct/2020 6:04

by Brad Norton

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Before Black Ops Cold War arrives, we may already have our first hint of next year’s Call of Duty setting as a prominent leaker has teased a new Modern Warfare sequel.

While the Call of Duty franchise has 17 mainline entries covering a wide array of timelines, two names stand out as the most iconic. Both the Black Ops series and the Modern Warfare series have seen the most iterations over the years. 

Treyarch has already released four titles in the Black Ops series with Cold War just weeks away. Meanwhile, Infinity Ward has four entries in the Modern Warfare series, the original trilogy along with 2019’s reboot. Now, it seems as though a fifth could also be on the way with Infinity Ward at the helm.

Sledgehammer Games and Raven Software will reportedly be taking a back seat. Instead of the typical three-year development cycle, Infinity Ward has just two-years to work with. We’re still 12 months off from 2021’s mystery release, but we may already have our first details on next year’s title. 

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Could Price’s story continue in 2021’s Call of Duty?

“It’s looking like CoD for 2021 is another Modern Warfare title of some kind,” prominent leaker Tom Henderson revealed. Not a whole lot is known beyond that key detail, though the setting for the next release appears to be locked in. 

“Understandably not a lot of information as of yet, but it’s a modern-day setting,” he confirmed. Given Modern Warfare’s hard reboot with 2019’s release, could a new sequel be the next step? This would essentially bypass the original Modern Warfare 2 from 2009 if Activision opts for another identical title.

To avoid even more confusion, there’s a good chance the name is a little different, similar to how Black Ops added Cold War to the title for 2020’s drop, despite it being a direct follow up to Black Ops 1. So expect to see Modern Warfare: ‘something something’ as the likely 2021 title.

This could see a direct continuation from where 2019’s game left off. John Price is looking to assemble a team of classic characters to put a stop to Russian terrorist Victor Zakhaev. If Warzone’s ongoing storyline doesn’t beat the single-player campaign to the punch, this could be our objective in 2021’s release.

While this aspect is purely speculation, the leaker also considered the original Modern Warfare 2 being bundled in. No different from how Infinity Warfare launched with Modern Warfare remastered in 2016.

We’re still months away from any official information on the 2021 title, so take this with a grain of salt for now. Black Ops Cold War is the focus for Activision. Anything regarding next year’s game will be kept under wraps for quite some time yet.