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Aujourd’hui — 19 février 2020Jeux - English

The Batman: Ben Affleck Reveals the Real Reason He Dropped Out

Ben Affleck revealed in a new interview with The New York Times why he decided to depart the Batman movie he had signed on to write and direct: the infamously troubled production of the Justice League movie. “I showed somebody The Batman script. They said, ‘I think the script is good. I also think you’ll drink yourself to death if you go through what you just went through again,’” Affleck explained. While that may sound like a flippant remark, Affleck has been open about his history of dealing with alcohol addiction and has checked himself into rehab on multiple occasions, which he also addresses in the interview. While Affleck’s take on the Caped Crusader in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice was generally well-received, Zack Snyder’s movie as a whole received a critical thrashing. While promoting the film, the “Sad Affleck” meme was spawned, showing a dejected Affleck lost in thought after being asked about the negative reaction to the film. Affleck had sworn off superhero roles after the poor reception to 2003’s Daredevil movie. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-dc-cinematic-universe-movie-rotten-tomatoes-score&captions=true"] The story for Affleck’s Batman only got worse when he starred in the poorly-received follow-up Justice League, which was subject to numerous rewrites, reshoots, and, most notably, saw Avengers director Joss Whedon brought on as a replacement after Snyder departed the project. Affleck now admits it was his experience on the DC ensemble flick that ultimately dissuaded him from continuing on as Batman and writing/directing his solo movie. This new quote from Affleck paints a different picture from what he’s said before on the subject. Previously, Affleck told IGN that he decided to depart The Batman because he wasn’t satisfied with the script, saying, “We worked on the script, I was trying to figure out how to crack it, and I was never happy enough with it where I thought it was worth going out and making it because I just didn't want to do a version that I wasn't really excited by, so I still don't know." Perhaps enough time has passed that Affleck now feels comfortable being a bit more candid with why he left. Despite Affleck’s bad experience with Justice League, he seems to still be in Snyder’s corner given how he tweeted in support of the campaign to #ReleaseTheSnyderCut two years after its release. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=dc-extended-universe-every-upcoming-movie&captions=true"] With Affleck out of the picture, Matt Reeves took over The Batman as director and began fresh with a new script. Reeves recently shared the first look at Robert Pattinson as Batman with a screen test showing the actor in the new Batsuit. The story reportedly shows Batman early on in his superhero career and the cast also stars Zoe Kravitz as Selina Kyle / Catwoman, Colin Farrel as Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin, Jeffrey Wright as Commissioner Gordon, Paul Dano as Edward Nashton / The Riddler, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, and John Turturro as Gotham City mobster Carmine Falcone. Check out our breakdown of the new Batsuit below: [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/14/the-batman-breaking-down-the-new-batsuit-ign-now"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joshua is Senior Features Editor at IGN. If Pokemon, Green Lantern, or Game of Thrones are frequently used words in your vocabulary, you’ll want to follow him on Twitter @JoshuaYehl and IGN.

DX11 Renderer released for Unreal & Deus Ex, supports POM, Hardware Tesselation & more

Old-school first-person shooter fans, here is something really special for you today. Modder ‘darknovismc’ has released a new version of the DirectX 11 renderer for some classic Unreal Engine games. This new renderer add some new graphical features, including support for hardware tessellation.

Going into more details, this DX11 renderer works with Unreal, Unreal Tournament, Deus Ex and Rune. These dll extensions allow you to play these games on full HD resolution with some modern-day features.

For instance, it adds support for ambient occlusion which gives realistic ambient lightning and shadownig effects. Moreover, it introduces Screen Space Reflections which imitate reflective and shiny surfaces.

Furthermore, these classic games now support hardware tesselation. In case you didn’t know, tessellation increases mesh complexity, gives smoothess and roundess to characters and game objects.

It’s also worth noting that this DX11 brings support for Parallax Occlusion Mapping. This feature adds bumpiness on near to camera surfaces. Also, it adds support for HDR in order to simulate light adaptation and add more vivid colors.

You can download this latest version of the DX11  renderer from here. Below you can also find an older video that shows Unreal Tournament with the DX11 renderer.

Have fun!

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Netflix's The Witcher: All the New Characters Appearing in Season 2

Netflix is moving full steam ahead on a second season of its fantasy series The Witcher. And even though Season 2 isn't expected to drop until 2021, we already have an idea of the new actors joining the cast next time. From a fan-favorite Game of Thrones alum to a new character never seen in the books or the games, here are all the new actors and characters debuting in The Witcher: Season 2, along with a recap of all the characters introduced so far. Beware of spoilers for The Witcher: Season 1 ahead! [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=the-witcher-explaining-all-the-characters-and-who-plays-them&captions=true"]

Nigel (actor: Kristofer Hivju)

Kristofer Hivju as Nigel The Season 2 premiere will introduce a mysterious new character named Nigel, described as "a charismatic, witty and funny man" who comes from "aristocratic family and has been cursed for the crimes he has committed in the past." While there's no character with this background named Nigel in the books or games, the description suggests Nigel may actually be Nivellen, a cursed nobleman whom Geralt encounters in the short story "A Grain of Truth." Kristofer Hivju has reportedly been cast in the role. Hivju is best known for the amiable wildling Tormund Giantsbane in HBO's Game of Thrones. Hivju also recently joined another blockbuster franchise in 2017's Fate of the Furious.

Lambert (actor: Paul Bullion)

Paul Bullion as Lambert Season 2 will introduce Lambert, one of Geralt's fellows Witchers and a longtime rival. Lambert is best known for playing a major role in The Witcher 3, where he's shown to hold a deep resentment of Geralt despite having a similar background and training. Paul Bullion has reportedly been cast in the role. Bullion is best known for TV roles like Peaky Blinders and The Bastard Executioner. He also played Nicolae in 2014's Dracula Untold and will play a Sadaukar soldier in the upcoming Dune reboot.

Coën (actor: Yasen Atour)

Yasen Atour as Coen In addition to Lambert, Season 2 will introduce another Witcher in the form of Coën. Coën plays a significant role in the novel Blood of Elves, where helps Geralt and Lambert train Ciri in the ruins of Kaer Morhen. With Season 1 ending with the first encounter between Geralt and Siri, Season 2 may pick up from that point and focus on the three men training her in the art of swordfighting. Yasen Atour has reportedly been cast in the role. Moviegoers may recognize Atour from recent action movies like 2016's Ben-Hur, 2015's Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation and 2018's Robin Hood.

Violet (actress: Carmel Laniado)

Carmel-Laniado-as-Violet Season 2 will introduce a new character named Violet, one who doesn't appear to have any analogue in author Andrzej Sapkowski's books. Violet is described as "a young girl whose playful and whimsical demeanour is a front for a smarter and more sadistic character." She's expected to appear in at least three episodes of Season 2. Violet will be played by Carmel Laniado, who previously appeared as Lady Rose in 2020's Dolittle and Young Lottie in FX's 2019 version of A Christmas Carol. [poilib element="accentDivider"] The follow characters appeared in Season 1, and many will be returning in Season 2.

Renfri (actress: Emma Appleton)

WitcherS1 The breakout supporting character of The Witcher Season 1 is easily Renfri, played by Emma Appleton. Renfri's story is inspired by Snow White, with her being a princess cast out of her home and on the run, protected by a merry band of vagabonds. Renfri's story is directly tied in with the sorcerer Stregobor (more on him next). He believes she is one of several women who is cursed and evil, and he is trying to kill them all.

Stregobor (actor: Lars Mikkelsen)

WW_101_21.11.2018_538.NEF The sorcerer Stregobor is a prime example of the dark, corrupt nature of magic users on The Continent. He is first introduced in episode 1 of The Witcher as the character trying to get Geralt to kill Renfri, but he also serves as Istredd's teacher and a key figure in the leaders of the northern sorcerers' circle, the Brotherhood of Sorcerers. Both Geralt and Yennefer clash with him frequently on moral and political levels.

Queen Calanthe (actress: Jodhi May)

WW_101_29.11.2018_258.NEF Queen Calanthe, played by British actress Jodhi May, is Ciri's grandmother, the strong-willed and hot-headed warrior queen of Cintra. Calanthe is portrayed as fiercely protective of her family, particularly her only daughter, Pavetta (Gaia Mondadori). Calanthe crosses paths with Geralt when she hires him to come to a feast where she plans to determine who Pavetta will marry. Calanthe dies in the first episode of Season 1, but thanks to the various timelines threaded through the narrative of the series, we see her several times throughout the course of the season. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/the-witcher-why-season-2-wont-premiere-until-2021-ign-now"]

Eist (actor: Björn Hlynur Haraldsson)

WW_101.30.11.2018_299.NEF The former Jarl of Skellige-turned-King of Cintra, Eist was a longtime flame of Queen Calanthe before she finally tied the knot with him following Pavetta's betrothal to Duny. He serves as a grandfather/father figure to Ciri alongside Calanthe, and is a loyal, if humorously inappropriate, husband to his queen.

Pavetta (actress: Gaia Mondadori)

pavetta Pavetta is the daughter of Queen Calanthe of Cintra and mother of Princess Cirilla. She marries Duny, a prince who was promised Pavetta by the Law of Surprise after he saved her father many years prior. Pavetta dies at some point during the events of The Witcher's first season, leaving her mother caring for her daughter and with Ciri promised to Geralt through another Law of Surprise binding.

Duny (actor: Bart Edwards)

duny Duny is a cursed prince who Pavetta falls in love with and marries, and who is the father of Ciri. Both he and Pavetta died on a shipwreck at some point over the years, which is why Ciri is raised by Calanthe.

Tissaia de Vries (actress: MyAnna Buring)

WW_102_09.11.2018_396.NEF Tissaia de Vries is Yennefer's mentor and one of the rectors at the sorceress school of Aretuza. Though she plucked Yennefer out of a horrible life when she was young, their relationship is contentious, and Yennefer remained at odds with Tissaia for many years. Despite their differences, Tissaia and Yennefer team up one fateful time at the Battle of Sodden Hill to try to protect the northern regions of the Continent from Nilfgaardian invasion.

Cahir (actor: Eamon Farren)

WW_104_14.12.2018_126.NEF Frequent subject of Ciri's nightmares, Cahir is a Nilfgaardian soldier who chased Ciri out of the burning remains of Cintra, staying hot on her trail as she ran away to try to find Geralt of Rivia. His story differs in the show than in the novels, as he stays on Ciri's trail and later teams up with Fringilla as heads to lead the charge on Sodden Hill.

Triss (actress: Anna Shaffer)

triss Triss is one of the most prominent side characters in The Witcher books and games, and frequently is presented as another possible love interest to him beyond Yennefer. In the show, she encounters Geralt during his encounter with King Foltest and the striga, and later reunites with her longtime friend Yennefer at the Battle of Sodden. Though we don't see much of their backstory, Triss is one of Yennefer's better friends among the sorceresses and a great ally of both Yennefer and Geralt. Triss is an incredibly powerful magic user, and we see in the show she has an affinity for nature-based magic, raising up poisonous mushrooms and creating a wall of roots to ward of Nilfgaardian attackers.

Jaskier (actor: Joey Batey)

WW_104_23.01.2019_182.NEF Jaskier (known as Dandelion to Witcher book and games fans) is technically Geralt's best friend, but not because Geralt necessarily wants things that way. A reknowned bard and even more reknowned lothario, Jaskier is the comic relief of The Witcher. It's often his antics that get Geralt into his most notable scrapes, and the two cross paths throughout the years as Jaskier becomes more famous and more frequently annoys his white-haired friend.

Fringilla Vigo (actress: Mimi Ndiweni)

fringilla Over the years she becomes a true ally of Nilfgaard and is a devout believer in what the seemingly villainous country stands for. She leads the invasion into the Northern Kingdoms and spearheads the clash against her former allies and sorcerers at Sodden Hill. Fringilla is the niece of Artorius, the chief sorcerer in the Brotherhood.

Istredd (actor: Royce Pierreson)

WW_103_20.12.2018_153.NEF Yennefer's first love, Istredd, is a sorcerer who came up in his training at the same time as Yennefer. He is one of the few characters on the show who knew Yennefer before her transformation, and the two had a romantic relationship. But after Yennefer discovered Istredd had been spying on her for Stregobor (despite the fact she had been doing the same for Tissaia), she cut ties with him after she completed her transformation. He credits Stregobor for getting him to refocus on his work, and despite Yennefer trying to rekindle their love once she realizes she may have made a mistake pursuing power over partnership, he declines her overtures. When we last see Istredd, he has allied himself with the Nilfgaardians.

Vilgefortz (actor: Mahesh Jadu)

vilgefortz Only introduced in the final two episodes of Season 1, Vilgefortz is one of the most important characters to keep an eye on in Season 2 and going forward. He is a member of the Brotherhood of Sorcerers who tricks Yennefer into returning to Aretuza and helping Tissaia in the showdown that eventually became the Battle of Sodden Hill. He is a key player in The Witcher books and certainly someone who has more than it seems up his sleeves.

Yennefer of Vengeberg (actress: Anya Chalotra)

WW_104_08.03.2019_185.NEF Geralt of Rivia's longtime on-again, off-again love interest and the subject of his last wish to the djinn, Yennefer of Vengeberg is an incredibly powerful and strong-willed sorceress and one of the three main characters of The Witcher. The Netflix series fleshes out a backstory only alluded to in the books, showing her as a hunchback taken in and trained by Tissaia. After years of growing up mistreated, Yennefer craves beauty and power, and undergoes the transformation to become a sorceress not fully understanding that, in doing so, she will lose her ability to bear children. Yennefer's storyline in Season 1 takes place over the course of about 70 years, and though she gets her time at court and has many lovers, she finds her life unfulfilled. Instead, she tries to fix the changes she underwent to become a sorceress and reclaim her ability to have children, constantly trying to find loopholes to get around the seemingly unfixable decision. She becomes bound with Geralt during one such attempt, when she tries to capture a djinn and force it to give her back the ability to bear a child. Despite years at odds with her former teacher, Yennefer is forced to choose a side and fight for something once Nilfgaard destroys Cintra and heads its invasion toward the rest of the Northern Kingdoms. She unleashes her full power at the Battle of Sodden, defeating the Nilfgaard forces, but at what cost?

Princess Cirilla (actress: Freya Allan)

WW_101_29.11.2018_144.NEF In many ways the center of The Witcher stories, Princess Cirilla of Cintra -- or Ciri -- is bound by fate to Geralt of Rivia. She has unknown but powerful magical abilities, only touched on in Season 1 of the series but the origins of which are a core part of the central story of The Witcher books. Ciri is the daughter of Pavetta and Duny and the granddaughter of Queen Calanthe of Cintra. Her storyline in Season 1 takes place over the course of about two weeks, with her escaping Cintra and trying to find Geralt, only to come across elves, former Cintrans and even a nice family who want to capture her. She finally fulfills destiny as a Child of Surprise by uniting with Geralt in episode 8. In the books, she actually has met Geralt once already by the time they meet again after the fall of Cintra, but The Witcher Netflix series nixed that plot point in favor of having them finally come together in the final moments of Season 1.

Geralt of Rivia, the Butcher of Blaviken (actor: Henry Cavill)

WW_101_22.05.2019_239.ARW You know him, you love him, Geralt of Rivia is the Witcher in this fan-favorite series. Henry Cavill has been itching for this role for years -- and you of course know Cavill from everything from Man of Steel and the DC expanded universe through Mission: Impossible - Fallout. Cavill absolutely loves Geralt as much as fans do, which we got him to prove when he aced our questions trying to see just how much he knew about The Witcher. Check out how that went in the video below: [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2019/12/18/how-much-does-the-witcher-know-about-the-witcher"] Who is your favorite character in The Witcher: Season 1? Let us know in the comments below. And for more on The Witcher, check out every episode review of Season 1 and its ending explained. Then find out more about Netflix'a animated spinoff, The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jesse is a mild-mannered staff writer for IGN. Allow him to lend a machete to your intellectual thicket by following @jschedeen on Twitter.

Luke Skywalker's Yellow-Bladed Lightsaber Revealed in New Star Wars Comic

Marvel Comics’ new Star Wars comic picks up after the events of Empire Strikes Back and shows just what happened to Luke Skywalker’s blue lightsaber after it was lost during his fateful duel with Darth Vader. And while we know that Luke eventually builds a new, green lightsaber to replace it some time in the lead up to Return of the Jedi, apparently he also obtains a replacement during the interim in the form of a never-before-seen lightsaber with a yellow blade. The new saber can be seen on the cover to May’s Star Wars #6 by writer Charles Soule and artist Jesus Saiz. The cover is drawn by R.B. Silva, check it out below: luke skywalker new lightsaber Yellow-bladed lightsabers are a rarity in Star Wars lore, but the reveal of Rey’s new yellow saber at the end of The Rise of Skywalker has sparked an interest in their history. Aside from her, the only other canon users were the Jedi Temple Guards on Coruscant who wielded double-ended lightsaber pikes with yellow blades. If you look closely at the hilt of Luke’s saber, it’s seemingly identical to those used by the Jedi Temple Guards, except for the coloring, so it’s a possibility that Luke somehow recovers one of their weapons to use as his own. yellow bladed lightsabers The reveal of Rey's yellow lightsaber and now Luke's may imply a link. It could be that the yellow kyber crystal in Luke's saber somehow falls into Rey's possession, and that's how she's able to build her saber using such an uncommon kyber crystal color. Star Wars is no stranger to such coincidences, like Rey stumbling across Luke's saber in the basement of Maz Kanata's castle, since the Force does work in mysterious ways. It's also worth remembering that several Luke action figures from Kenner's Star Wars line included a retractable yellow lightsaber blade. This color choice could be an homage to those figures. The story of Luke’s lost lightsaber took quite an unexpected turn in Star Wars #1 when we were shown what happened to the saber as it fell. A hand reached out and unexpectedly caught it, raising all manner of questions about their identity and how they knew to be there at that time to catch it. That's not the only big Star Wars twist as of late: Marvel's Darth Vader series revealed that Padme may have survived the events of Revenge of the Sith. For more on the lightsabers of Star Wars, read our full primer on what the various lightsaber colors mean. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=the-strangest-lightsabers-in-the-star-wars-universe&captions=true"] [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2015/05/27/star-wars-school-the-history-of-the-lightsaber"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joshua is Senior Features Editor at IGN. If Pokemon, Green Lantern, or Game of Thrones are frequently used words in your vocabulary, you’ll want to follow him on Twitter @JoshuaYehl and IGN.

Deal Alert: Score an HP OMEN 15t RTX 2070 Gaming Laptop for $1160

Just because the holiday season is over doesn't mean you're out of luck on a great laptop deal. Whether it's Black Friday, back to school, graduation, Amazon Prime Day, or whenever, vendors always find a reason to put up sales and deals on laptops. Most of the laptop deals we find are catered towards gamers, but we also add in great deals on laptops that are perfect for students, employees, or road warriors. This article is updated constantly.

Gaming Laptop Deals

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Dell and Alienware Laptop Deals

Dell's President's Day Sale is under way. Choose among Alienware laptops for the hardcore gamers, Dell XPS laptops for those who want to travel in style, or Dell Latitude laptops for a rugged business solution. [poilib element="commerceCta" json="%7B%22image%22%3A%7B%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F18%2Falienwarem151582053895228.jpg%22%2C%22styleUrl%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F18%2Falienwarem151582053895228_%7Bsize%7D.jpg%22%2C%22id%22%3A%225e4c3a0ce4b035b46686e33f%22%7D%2C%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fr.zdbb.net%2Fu%2Fboah%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22Alienware%20m15%2015-Inch%20Core%20i7%20RTX%202060%20for%20%241349.99%22%2C%22store%22%3A%22Dell%22%2C%22additionalInfo%22%3A%22%22%2C%22ourPick%22%3Afalse%7D"] The Alienware m15 laptop is much thinner than its predecessor. It's also one of the lighter gaming laptops we've seen weighing in at only 4.8lbs. This Alienware laptop still features no-expense-spared premium construction and an advanced cooling system so that the laptop never gets too hot to the touch. Check out our very own m15 review. [poilib element="commerceCta" json="%7B%22image%22%3A%7B%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F18%2Falienwarem15r21582054148113.jpg%22%2C%22styleUrl%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F18%2Falienwarem15r21582054148113_%7Bsize%7D.jpg%22%2C%22id%22%3A%225e4c3b08e4b0e6d43845ea35%22%7D%2C%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fr.zdbb.net%2Fu%2Fboai%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22New%20Alienware%20m15%2015-Inch%20Core%20i7%20RTX%202070%20for%20%241799.99%22%2C%22store%22%3A%22Dell%22%2C%22additionalInfo%22%3A%22%22%2C%22ourPick%22%3Afalse%7D"] This is the generation 2 version of the Alienware m15, complete with a new "legendary" facelift that makes the m17 look alot more like the super premium Alienware Area-51m. It also boasts a new cooling system as well as a blazing fast 240Hz display with 100% sRGB color gamut and Tobii Eye Tracking built right into the display. [poilib element="commerceCta" json="%7B%22image%22%3A%7B%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F17%2Falienwarem171581959715336.jpg%22%2C%22styleUrl%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F17%2Falienwarem171581959715336_%7Bsize%7D.jpg%22%2C%22id%22%3A%225e4aca29e4b035b46686e321%22%7D%2C%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fr.zdbb.net%2Fu%2Fbo32%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22Alienware%20m17%2017-Inch%20Core%20i7%20GTX%201660%20Ti%20for%20%241249.99%22%2C%22store%22%3A%22Dell%22%2C%22additionalInfo%22%3A%22Use%20Coupon%20Code%3A%2050OFF699%22%2C%22ourPick%22%3Afalse%7D"] Use code "50OFF699" The Alienware m17 is the newly designed 17" laptop and weighs only 5.8 pounds, which is remarkable given its payload. It's easily one of the best laptops you can get in terms of build quality and under-the-hood power, especially at this price point. [poilib element="commerceCta" json="%7B%22image%22%3A%7B%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F17%2Falienwarem17r21581960264786.jpg%22%2C%22styleUrl%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F17%2Falienwarem17r21581960264786_%7Bsize%7D.jpg%22%2C%22id%22%3A%225e4acc4fe4b0e6d43845ea13%22%7D%2C%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fr.zdbb.net%2Fu%2Fbo94%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22New%20%20Alienware%20m17%2017-Inch%20Core%20i7%20RTX%202080%20for%20%242199.99%22%2C%22store%22%3A%22Dell%22%2C%22additionalInfo%22%3A%22%22%2C%22ourPick%22%3Afalse%7D"] This is the generation 2 version of the Alienware m17. This particular model has the most powerful mobile graphics card currently available: the RTX 2080 Max-Q. [poilib element="commerceCta" json="%7B%22image%22%3A%7B%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F17%2Fdellg31581960708636.jpg%22%2C%22styleUrl%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F17%2Fdellg31581960708636_%7Bsize%7D.jpg%22%2C%22id%22%3A%225e4ace0ae4b035b46686e323%22%7D%2C%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fr.zdbb.net%2Fu%2Fbo95%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22Dell%20G3%2015-Inch%20Core%20i5%20GTX%201660%20Ti%20for%20%24899.99%22%2C%22store%22%3A%22Dell%22%2C%22additionalInfo%22%3A%22%22%2C%22ourPick%22%3Afalse%7D"] This is the newest model Dell G3 laptop equipped with a 9th generation Intel Core i5 processor. The GTX 1660 Ti is more powerful than the GTX 1060 and almost as powerful as the RTX 2060. It should have no problem running any game at 1080p resolution, so it's a perfect matchup with the laptop's 15" 1080p display. [poilib element="commerceCta" json="%7B%22image%22%3A%7B%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F13%2Fdellinspiron1550002in11581626810859.jpg%22%2C%22styleUrl%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fassets1.ignimgs.com%2F2020%2F02%2F13%2Fdellinspiron1550002in11581626810859_%7Bsize%7D.jpg%22%7D%2C%22url%22%3A%22https%3A%2F%2Fr.zdbb.net%2Fu%2Fbo38%22%2C%22title%22%3A%22Dell%20Inspiron%2015%205000%2015-Inch%202-in-1%20Convertible%20for%20%24549.99%22%2C%22store%22%3A%22Dell%22%2C%22additionalInfo%22%3A%22Use%20Coupon%20Code%3A%20PDAUD3%22%2C%22ourPick%22%3Afalse%7D"] Use code "PDAUD3" This is a convertible laptop, meaning the touchscreen display can swivel a full 180 degrees for tablet mode. It's equipped with the very latest 10th generation processor and it's also very lightweight for a 15" laptop, measuring it at only 4.4lbs. 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Apple MacBook Deals

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Adventure game Norco is a pixel art lover's dream

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I got drunk trying to take Geralt on a pub crawl in The Witcher 3

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Xbox Game Pass will get Yakuza 0, Two Point Hospital, and more soon

A total of five more games are being added to Xbox Game Pass for PC.

How to Watch Clone Wars in Chronological Order on Disney+

Par : Dan Z
With Season 7 of Star Wars: The Clone Wars finally about to debut on Disney+, you may want to catch up before the series returns with those 12 new episodes. If so, you’ve got a bit of binging homework to do. Still, Star Wars homework is pretty much the best kind out there. So read on for our rundown of how best to watch the show in chronological episode order, or watch the video above (or below) that recaps The Clone Wars in 4 minutes! [ignvideo width=610 height=374 url=https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/17/star-wars-the-clone-wars-recapped-in-4-minutes]

The Clone Wars Chronological Episode Order

There is a bit of context, however, that might help you along your journey. Perhaps the biggest point of confusion is that if you watch the series from Season 1, Episode 1, all the way to Season 6, Episode 13, you are not watching the story in chronological order. In fact, there are some key jumps in the timeline throughout. For the most part, the episodes are fairly sequential, save a few gaps. But, why did Lucasfilm craft the narrative this way? Wouldn’t it make more sense to take things from beginning to end? Not necessarily. When Clone Wars was first conceived it was designed as more of an organic method of storytelling, more anthology based, as opposed to sequentially. The series was originally intended to focus on the overarching story, giving ancillary characters a chance to be showcased as well. In essence, it would world-build to an unprecedented extent in Star Wars canon. However, Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Ahsoka Tano were too compelling to take a back seat, so the stories ultimately ended up boomeranging back to them the most. Clone-Wars-Movie-or-Series-First-Chronological-OrderFurthermore, this is one of the biggest wars in the history of this fictional universe; a lot goes on in a three-year period. Ahsoka matures from a padawan calling her master “Skyguy” to a show-stopping tour de force in the Jedi Order. Anakin and Obi-Wan’s relationship continues to progress as the Master and Padawan grow beyond a mentor/mentee dynamic into one more akin to brothers. The Jedi Order slowly is undermined from within Coruscant, courtesy of the Machiavellian Palpatine, and we get to know more and more about why the Clones are so much more than the sum of their parts. And, since this is a war, it is not wrapped up in a nice, neat package. Multiple storylines are running parallel to one another. For instance, while Anakin and Obi-Wan are on Mortis, the Republic has its own problems dispatching Jedi to other corners of the galaxy. The Clone Wars, as designed by Chancellor Palpatine, were created to thin the Jedi herd, so a lot of storylines of equal importance are going on at the same time. But it’s fair to say that for the casual observer, you may not even be aware of time gaps. The order listed above is how you should watch them if you want to get the best overall idea of where things fit structurally (and it does give more context for later episodes), but, like the Clone Wars’ impact on the galaxy, there is no clear path. When you think about it that way, it’s a nice meta-commentary. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-upcoming-star-wars-movie&captions=true"]

Clone Wars Movie or Series First?

Here is the official order of things (as per StarWars.com), including where the movie fits in. If you want to watch in chronological order, use the first number. If you want to watch in the order the episodes originally aired, use the “air” number!  
Air # Title
1 216 Cat and Mouse
2 116 Hidden Enemy
T The Clone Wars theatrical release
3 301 Clone Cadets
4 303 Supply Lines
5 101 Ambush
6 102 Rising Malevolence
7 103 Shadow of Malevolence
8 104 Destroy Malevolence
9 105 Rookies
10 106 Downfall of a Droid
11 107 Duel of the Droids
12 108 Bombad Jedi
13 109 Cloak of Darkness
14 110 Lair of Grievous
15 111 Dooku Captured
16 112 The Gungan General
17 113 Jedi Crash
18 114 Defenders of Peace
19 115 Trespass
20 117 Blue Shadow Virus
21 118 Mystery of a Thousand Moons
22 119 Storm over Ryloth
23 120 Innocents of Ryloth
24 121 Liberty on Ryloth
25 201 Holocron Heist
26 202 Cargo of Doom
27 203 Children of the Force
28 217 Bounty Hunters
29 218 The Zillo Beast
30 219 The Zillo Beast Strikes Back
31 204 Senate Spy
32 205 Landing at Point Rain
33 206 Weapons Factory
34 207 Legacy of Terror
35 208 Brain Invaders
36 209 Grievous Intrigue
37 210 The Deserter
38 211 Lightsaber Lost
39 212 The Mandalore Plot
40 213 Voyage of Temptation
41 214 Duchess of Mandalore
42 220 Death Trap
43 221 R2 Come Home
44 222 Lethal Trackdown
45 305 Corruption
46 306 The Academy
47 307 Assassin
48 302 ARC Troopers
49 304 Sphere of Influence
50 308 Evil Plans
51 122 Hostage Crisis
52 309 Hunt for Ziro
53 310 Heroes on Both Side
54 311 Pursuit of Peace
55 215 Senate Murders
56 312 Nightsisters
57 313 Monster
58 314 Witches of the Mist
59 315 Overlords
60 316 Altar of Mortis
61 317 Ghosts of Mortis
62 318 The Citadel
63 319 Counter Attack
64 320 Citadel Rescue
65 321 Padawan Lost
66 322 Wookiee Hunt
67 401 Water War
68 402 Gungan Attack
69 403 Prisoners
70 404 Shadow Warrior
71 405 Mercy Mission
72 406 Nomad Droids
73 407 Darkness on Umbara
74 408 The General
75 409 Plan of Dissent
76 410 Carnage of Krell
77 411 Kidnapped
78 412 Slaves of the Republic
79 413 Escape from Kadavo
80 414 A Friend In Need
81 415 Deception
82 416 Friends and Enemies
83 417 The Box
84 418 Crisis on Naboo
85 419 Massacre
86 420 Bounty
87 421 Brothers
88 422 Revenge
89 502 A War on Two Fronts
90 503 Front Runners
91 504 The Soft War
92 505 Tipping Points
93 506 The Gathering
94 507 A Test of Strength
95 508 Bound for Rescue
96 509 A Necessary Bond
97 510 Secret Weapons
98 511 A Sunny Day in the Void
99 512 Missing in Action
100 513 Point of No Return
101 501 Revival
102 514 Eminence
103 515 Shades of Reason
104 516 The Lawless
105 517 Sabotage
106 518 The Jedi Who Knew Too Much
107 519 To Catch a Jedi
108 520 The Wrong Jedi
109 601 The Unknown
110 602 Conspiracy
111 603 Fugitive
112 604 Orders
113 605 An Old Friend
114 606 The Rise of Clovis
115 607 Crisis at the Heart
116 608 The Disappeared
117 609 The Disappeared: Pt. II
118 610 The Lost One
119 611 Voices
120 612 Destiny
121 613 Sacrifice
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Final Fantasy 7 Remake Will Seemingly Be 100GB

It looks like Final Fantasy VII Remake could well be around the 100GB mark. Photos of what seem to be FF7 Remake's back cover have begun appearing, including this one posted by Twitter user Pixelbuster, which appear to confirm the size of the upcoming release.

Final Fantasy VII Remake will be over 100GB pic.twitter.com/WNgBjpgGD7

— Pixelbuster (@Nitomatta) February 17, 2020
The cover is in Korean, but if you look at the blue and white rectangles that outline the storage requirements and compatibility, you can see that next to the one marked HDD it's labelled as 100GB. Whether these images are real remains to be confirmed and even if they are it's unclear whether the 100GB would be referring to a single disc or be taking into account the size of the whole collection which we know will arrive across multiple blu-rays. What we do know for sure about the cover for now is that it looks cool and is reversible. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/16/never-played-final-fantasy-7-episode-2-don-corneos-mansion"] It's no real surprise this game is going to take up space, especially based on the stunning cinematics, like this opening movie as well as some of these (slightly odd) new character designs. If you're not convinced or just want a nostalgia hit, check out this comparison to the original release. For those excited for the remake, you can preorder it to receive these bonuses. If you've already done so, you better confirm that with Square Enix to make sure it doesn't get cancelled. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/01/31/final-fantasy-7-remake-theme-song-trailer"] The Final Fantasy 7 Remake will be released on April 10, 2020 after a one month delay and this means the PS4 exclusivity will also push back other console releases. [poilib element="accentDivider"]Hope Corrigan is an Australian freelance writer for IGN. You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

PS5: See the List of Confirmed and Rumored Games

The Sims 5 and Outriders join the list of games coming to the PlayStation 5, see the whole list of both rumored and confirmed.

Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct Coming This Week

Nintendo has announced that an Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct is coming this Thursday, February 20. On Twitter, Nintendo of America said the Direct will air on February 20 at 6am Pacific / 9 am Eastern / 2pm UK (that's 1am February 21 in Sydney). It will be "a roughly 25-minute livestreamed Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct, featuring an in-depth look at Nook Inc.'s Deserted Island Getaway Package!" You can watch Thursday's presentation on Nintendo's YouTube channel. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/01/02/animal-crossing-new-horizons-deserted-island-getaway-package-primer-trailer"] This is the first Nintendo Direct since the Pokemon Direct in January, where we got our first look at the Pokemon Sword and Shield DLC. An Animal Crossing-themed Nintendo Switch is launching one week ahead of the game on March 13. Even though the coronavirus has caused some production delays, Nintendo said it doesn't expect that the outbreak will have a "significant impact" on global shipments. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=animal-crossing-new-horizons-limited-edition-nintendo-switch&captions=true"] Recently, we learned that Animal Crossing: New Horizons does not support cloud saves except in the event of console failure, loss, or theft. Data transfers between multiple Switch consoles will not be supported, either. While you wait for the Nintendo Direct, check out every New Horizons villager we've seen so far. Or, read up on Animal Crossing: New Horizons multiplayer details. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Logan Plant is a news writer for IGN, and the Production Assistant for Nintendo Voice Chat, IGN's weekly Nintendo show. You can find him on Twitter at @LoganJPlant.

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This re-creation of Metroid Fusion in Minecraft is very impressive

It's a work-in-progress that uses vanilla Minecraft and a custom shader system.

Dead by Daylight Chains of Hate Update detailed, releases on March 10th

Behaviour Interactive has revealed the all-new “Chains of Hate” update for the asymmetrical multiplayer horror game, Dead by Daylight. This major new content installment introduces a new killer, The Deathslinger who is a speargun-wielding engineer.

As the press release reads, The Deathslinger has an ear for machines and has a powerful, destructive Hex. His speargun is a heavily modified, hybrid rifle that replaces conventional ammunition with a razor-sharp spear affixed to a chain.

In addition, the update allows gamers to play as the new survivor Zarina Kassir. Zarina Kassir is a daring filmmaker with a knack for staying quiet and manipulating sound. Also, while full of health, Zarina can instantly heal other Survivors from dying to injured, or from injured to healthy.

The Chains of Hate update also launches Dead Dawg Saloon, a new playable map. This early settlement on an unforgiving frontier was once the location of an all-out gang war that resulted in a bloodbath.

In order to celebrate this, the team has also released a new teaser trailer that you can find below.

Enjoy and stay tuned for more!

YouTube Video

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Dishonored and Wolfenstein are now available on GOG, DRM-free

Numerous games from Bethesda are now on sale on GOG, and they are of course DRM-free. More than twenty games are available right now and all of them are on sale. If you were planning on getting any of those games on GOG, I guess now it’s the time to do so.

The biggest titles are: Dishonored, Dishonored 2, Wolfenstein: The Old Blood and Wolfestein: The New order. You can get the Dishonored collection which includes everything. Wolfenstein has also a pack available with both games.

You can also get some older games, such as Fallout, DOOM, Quake, Elder Scrolls and more. The Bethesda sale will end in approximately five days.

Thanks PCGamer.

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Martin McDonagh Reunites In Bruges Cast for New Film

In Bruges director Martin McDonagh has set up his next movie. The film is called The Banshees of Inisheer, and will reteam McDonagh with actors Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson. Deadline reports the movie will be about two friends on a remote island. One of them cuts off their relationship, which ultimately ends badly for both parties. The movie will reportedly film this summer with a budget of around $20 million. For comparison, McDonagh's last film, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, cost an estimated $15 million, according to a report from FilmL.A. Research. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2012/10/09/seven-psychopaths-farrell-rockwell-walken-interview"] Farrell, Gleeson, and McDonagh last worked together on In Bruges, which was released in 2008. That film was about two hitmen who are sent by their boss to a city in Belgium after a job goes wrong. McDonagh wrote and directed the movie, which was his first feature-length film. He worked again with Farrell on his next movie Seven Psychopaths. Neither of those films were too big at the box office with each one grossing around $35 million worldwide. McDonagh's third film was Three Billboards, which pulled in $160 million at the box office and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=oscars-2020-igns-reviews-of-the-best-picture-nominees&captions=true"] Check out our list of the Oscar winners from the most recent ceremony. As for what's next for Farrell, he will play The Penguin in The Batman. [poilib element="accentDivider"] Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN.

Watch Star Wars: The Clone Wars Final Season "Bad Batch" Clip

Lucasfilm and Disney have released a clip from the upcoming premiere of the final season of Star Wars: The Clone Wars, titled "The Bad Batch," which will make its debut on Disney+ on Friday, February 21, 2020. Here's how the streamer describes the episode: "It’s the end of the historic Clone Wars, as the forces of darkness have amassed great power in their bid to transform the Republic into the Galactic Empire. With the Republic on a losing streak, Captain Rex fears the Separatists are using stolen data to help predict the Grand Army’s every move. As the threat of defeat looms, Rex teams up with experimental Clone Force 99, also known as the Bad Batch. Together, they embark on a high-risk mission behind enemy lines to uncover the truth behind the Separatist victories." Check out the clip in the video below or at the top of the page: [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/18/star-wars-the-clone-wars-final-season-the-bad-batch-clip"] Disney+ also revealed new Season 7 images showcasing the Bad Batch, Ahsoka, and more. You can see the photos in the gallery below: [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=star-wars-the-clone-wars-final-season-gallery&captions=true"] For more on Clone Wars, check out our Ahsoka Tano explained, a new Clone Wars five-issue comic miniseries from IDW, or check out everything else coming to Disney+ in February 2020. [poilib element="accentDivider"] David Griffin still watches DuckTales in his pajamas with a cereal bowl in hand. He's also the TV Editor for IGN. Say hi on Twitter.

13 of Steam's top 20 new games in January were made in Asia

Nearly half of the list launched without English language support, too.

End-of-the-world adventure Beautiful Desolation comes out later this month

The new game from the makers of Stasis was first announced in 2016.

After overheating concerns, Asus is helping RX 5700 owners tighten their screws

If you own one of several affected graphics cards, you can get it modified for brand new mounting screws at no cost.

James Gunn Chooses Which of His Screenplays He Loves the Most (And It's Not Guardians)

James Gunn’s most popular movie may be Guardians of the Galaxy, but his personal favorite screenplay that he’s ever written is The Suicide Squad, the upcoming DC reboot-or-is-it-a-sequel following the misadventures of Harley Quinn, Captain Boomerang and the rest of Task Force X. Gunn revealed his pick when asked by a fan on Instagram, “Favorite movie you’ve ever written, so far at least????” The writer-director responded with, “My favorite screenplays you mean? I love the movies I directed all the same, but I think I love The Suicide Squad script the most. Also love the scripts for Dawn of the Dead, Super, and The Specials.” [caption id="attachment_2304571" align="aligncenter" width="640"]Image from reddit user chanma50. Image from reddit user chanma50.[/caption] Gunn picking The Suicide Squad as his favorite may come as a surprise to fans who see him as synonymous with Guardians of the Galaxy, which went from a lesser known Marvel Comics property to a hit movie franchise thanks to his humorous and heartfelt approach to the group. Then again, The Suicide Squad seems like it will be full of many things that Gunn is known for, like telling the story of a group of colorful misfits, putting the spotlight on his personal favorite obscure comic characters, and shocking the audience with stylish violence. We’ll have to wait and see just what makes this Gunn movie so special when The Suicide Squad releases on August 6, 2021. [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=every-actor-and-character-confirmed-for-dcs-the-suicide-squad&captions=true"] In his answer, Gunn clarified that he loves all of the movies he directed the same, which includes Guardians of the Galaxy and its sequel, Slither, Movie 43 and Super. He also highlighted some other favorite screenplays -- Dawn of the Dead, Super, and The Specials. Sorry, fans of the live-action Scooby-doo movies, but Gunn didn’t show any love for Shaggy, Velma and the rest of the gang. Gunn previously shared that his inspiration for The Suicide Squad story comes from not only the classic John Ostrander 1987 comic run of Suicide Squad but the original 1959 version that was much, much different featuring adventurers, soldiers and scientists fighting surreal threats that bears little resemblance to the modern, Dirty Dozen iteration. Perhaps the cast list Gunn revealed features so many names because he’ll be showing the past and present versions of The Suicide Squad colliding? And before anyone takes Gunn favoring The Suicide Squad as a slight against Marvel, know that Gunn doesn’t see any rivalry between DC and Marvel because they’re actually in quite similar boats. Not to mention, Gunn has been re-hired to make Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 3, so he’ll be hopping across to that superhero cinematic universe after completing work on The Suicide Squad. [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2016/07/06/comics-history-101-suicide-squad"] [poilib element="accentDivider"] Joshua is Senior Features Editor at IGN. If Pokemon, Green Lantern, or Game of Thrones are frequently used words in your vocabulary, you’ll want to follow him on Twitter @JoshuaYehl and IGN.

Final Fantasy VII Remake Preorder Bonus Details

Par : Chris Reed
After a slight delay, Final Fantasy VII Remake is set to release on April 10, 2020 as a PS4 exclusive. While it only encompasses the Midgar portion of the story, it's still a massive enough game that it will be split over two Blu-ray discs. Along with the graphics, the combat has gotten a major overhaul, letting you play in a mixture of turn-based and real-time combat. If you're ready to lock down a copy for yourself right now, you can. We have all the information you need below.

Preorder Final Fantasy VII Remake

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Final Fantasy VII Remake Deluxe Edition

final-fantasy-vii-remake-deluxe-edition The deluxe edition comes with the game itself, as well as the following items:
  • Artbook
  • Mini-Soundtrack
  • Steelbook
  • Cactuar Summon Materia DLC
  • Carbuncle Summon Materia DLC

Preorder Bonuses

No universal preorder bonuses are available for Final Fantasy VII Remake at the moment, but several retailers are offering their own exclusive bonuses:
  • Amazon - Sephiroth PS4 theme
  • Walmart - 3 double-sided art cards
  • Best Buy - $10 reward certificate for My Best Buy members

Final Fantasy VII Remake 1st Class Edition (SOLD OUT)

final-fantasy-vii-remake-1st-class-edition The Square Enix Store-exclusive collector's edition comes with the game and the following items, according to the listing:
  • Play Arts Kai Cloud Strife & Hardy Daytona
  • Artbook
  • Mini-Soundtrack
  • Steelbook
  • Cactuar Summon Materia DLC
  • Carbuncle Summon Materia DLC

Other Preorder Guides

[poilib element="accentDivider"] Chris Reed is IGN's shopping and commerce editor. You can follow him on Twitter @_chrislreed.

Here's What Preorder Bonuses You'll Get with Persona 5 Royal

Par : Chris Reed
Persona 5 Royal will arrive March 31, exclusively for PlayStation 4. (If you want it on Switch, apparently, you have to "keep fighting"). Royal is an expanded and enhanced version of the 2017 original, a game we awarded a 9.7 in our glowing Persona 5 review. The upcoming Royal edition includes a heap of new content, including a new character, story lines, cutscenes, endings, the ability to customize your Thieves Den, and more. To top if off, Persona 5 Royal is coming out in several editions, all of which are now available to preorder right now. Read on for details about what comes with each one, and what preorder bonuses to expect

Persona 5 Royal Steelbook Launch Edition Preorder

persona-5-royal The other physical edition is the Steelbook Launch Edition. It comes with the game, a limited-edition steelbook case, and a dynamic PS4 theme download.

Persona 5 Royal Preorder Bonuses

While there are no universal preorder bonuses for the game, some of the retailers are throwing in something special.

Persona 5 Royal Digital Editions

persona-5-royalAll digital editions of Persona 5 Royal come with the Persona 5 dynamic PS4 theme. Here's what comes in each edition.

Persona 5 Royal DLC Bundles

Even if you don't get a pricier version of the game, you can pick and choose your DLC when the game launches. Here are the DLC options you'll have:
  • Kasumi Costume Bundle – $14.99
  • Battle Bundle – $9.99
  • Persona Bundle – $9.99
  • DLC Bundle – $59.99

Persona 5 Royal: Phantom Thieves Edition (SOLD OUT)

persona-5-royal-phantom-thieves-edition-preorder The Phantom Thieves Edition comes with the following physical and digital extras.
  • Joker Mask with Stand
  • Art Book
  • Soundtrack
  • Steelbook Case
  • Collector's Box
  • Dynamic PS4 Theme

Other Preorder Guides

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Logitech StreamCam Webcam Review

Par : Chris Coke
It’s been three long years since the launch of the Logitech C922, one of the best webcams available, and the streaming community has been hungry for something new. After the disappointing launch of the 4K-capable Brio, Logitech has a lot to prove in order to live up to the long wait. The StreamCam is the company’s answer. Featuring a fresh new design, 1080p60 video, and unexpected features like image stabilization, it aims to impress. But does it do enough to justify the years-long delay and $169 price? Profile

Design and Features

The StreamCam is strikingly different from any other webcam in Logitech’s line-up. It features a boxy design with a larger lens element. Instead of the usual flat plastic face, Logitech has trimmed the front with a fabric covering that fits right in with the company’s MX Speakers or the Amazon Echo Dot. It looks stylish and modern but seems like a mismatch for modern gaming rigs. The black version is a better fit, but it’s the first example of some odd design choices Logitech made here.

Apart from its look, Logitech has made a number of enhancements to the camera itself. The aperture has been lowered to f2.0, which is almost a full stop below the C922’s f2.8. The camera’s sensor is still too small to offer the same bokeh you could expect from a nice camera and lens, but that doesn’t mean it’s pointless. A larger aperture means it can take in more light and offer better performance in dark settings. Mounted The StreamCam is flexible in how it can be set up. The mount that comes pre-attached allows you to position it on the top of your monitor like normal, but it can also be unclipped and rotated to capture vertical video. It’s a neat feature that no other webcam I know of is capable of, and makes the StreamCam more versatile – but I’m left wondering who it’s for. Most streamers don’t use vertical video at all, and for social media applications like Facebook Stories, very few people use anything other than a smartphone. Much more useful is the second mount Logitech included, which allows you to attach the StreamCam to a tripod. To make use of the StreamCam’s 60 fps at 1080p, you’ll need a USB 3.0 connection. This was a major issue when the Brio launched and led to many people connecting their webcams incorrectly. The StreamCam side-steps that problem by ending its cable in a USB Type-C connection. If you’re connecting over Type-C, there’s no way to connect it “wrong,” but if you’re using a PC that’s a few years old, you may not have a Type-C port at all. Logitech recommends using an adapter in this situation, but doesn’t include one in the box, which feels awfully stingy for a product that costs $169. It’s also not common for webcams to require USB-C, so there’s a good chance some streamers will buy the StreamCam only to find out they can’t use it. Software 1 Using Logitech Capture, the camera is able to offer a couple of neat tricks others don’t, including Image Stabilization and Auto Framing. Image Stabilization is a head-scratcher. Most webcams are set in one place and rarely move. They don’t need image stabilization. Turning it on causes the camera to zoom in to hide the shaky edges and still didn’t eliminate jostling when I bumped the desk. In my case, it just wasn’t worth the reduced field of view to leave turned on. Auto Framing is more interesting but feels a little gimmicky. The StreamCam offers the best face tracking I’ve seen on a webcam and uses that to follow you as you move around the frame. It works remarkably well and was able to move the frame to follow me anywhere I moved in its 78-degree field of view. It desperately needs a sensitivity slider, however, because the mix of pan, tilt, and zoom moved too much to be useful instead of silly as I would lean in my chair. I can see the benefit if you move from place to place in a stream, though. Another problem is that the camera doesn’t do this natively, so using it with OBS or XSplit involves leaving Logitech Capture open in the background. The program is lightweight, but if your system is already near its limit, it’s not something you’ll want to leave running. Software 2 The rest of the software feels like it’s still in a beta state. You can choose between Streaming and Recording settings, which trades off frame rate for exposure. The Streaming setting didn’t feel well-tuned, and left my image darker than if I dialed in settings myself. Under the Image Settings tab, you can tweak brightness, contrast, and sharpening (and will need to for the best results) but the sliders are both too small and don’t update until you let go of the mouse. What should be a simple slide requires lots of clicks. After seeing how everything worked, I went back to the sliders built into OBS because they felt much more functional.

Performance

When evaluating a new webcam, it really comes down to video quality and whether the StreamCam offers enough improvements to justify picking it up over the tried-and-true options dominating the market. I sold my own Logitech C922 last year when I invested in the Elgato Cam Link, but had the Razer Kiyo and Logitech Brio to test against. The Kiyo is similar to the C922 and offers excellent video quality and a built-in ring light. In the video below, I go through the StreamCam’s software, followed by comparisons between the StreamCam, Brio, and Kiyo. I also included a sample of a Sony RX100 Mk. V connected through a capture card. This allows you to see the kind of jump this more expensive solution offers compared to an all-in-one webcam. Have a look at how they compared: [ignvideo url="https://www.ign.com/videos/2020/02/14/logitech-streamcam-software-walkthrough-and-video-quality-comparison"] Where the Logitech StreamCam excelled was its ability to hold focus on my face. No matter where I moved or how bright the lights were, it wouldn’t shift focus once it found me. When I forced it to refocus by putting an object right in front of it, it transitioned moderately quick but wasted no time reacquiring me when I put the object down. The Razer Kiyo performed similarly, but not quite as fast. The Brio, on the other hand, didn’t do well at all and couldn’t seem to separate me from the background. I was also impressed with the StreamCam’s low light performance. The wide aperture really made a big impact, which can improve your video quality if you like streaming in dim lighting. The camera was able to make out more detail within shadows, and was far less grainy than the Kiyo. The Brio also did well with its low light performance but since it couldn’t stay focused on my face, it really doesn’t matter. The StreamCam’s frame rate also held well and stayed buttery smooth even with my Key Light turned off. The microphone quality was impressive, not that many streamers will actually use it. The StreamCam offers dual microphones for Stereo or Dual Mono recording. Though the mics still pale in comparison to a good headset or standalone condenser mic, they would work perfectly fine for Discord chats with friends or video calls. All that said, after three years of waiting, I couldn’t help but feel a little let down. The StreamCam has better autofocus and low light performance – that’s what we would expect from a new camera. 60 fps is nice, but as the crowning impressive feature? Not so much. Where are the innovative streaming features? I would much rather have seen Image Stabilization and vertical video left on the cutting room floor if it meant an integrated ring light like the Razer Kiyo or 4K at 30 FPS. What each of those features does do, is make the StreamCam an objectively better webcam than the C922. That’s enough to make it a new high water mark for streaming cameras, and maybe that’s enough, but I do wish Logitech had done more to push the boundaries.

Purchasing Guide

The Logitech StreamCam is available now for $169 from Amazon, Best Buy, or direct from Logitech.

EVE Online shooter cancelled to make way for a new EVE Online shooter

After four years of development, CCP Games is giving up on its current plans for an EVE FPS, but a new one is brewing.

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