Valorant Beta Goes Live – But Boy, Has the Launch Been a Mess

The Valorant closed beta launched earlier today. Frustrating errors and infuriating connection issues are preventing players from accessing the game. The Valorant category on Twitch currently has over 1.3 million viewers. The Valorant closed beta is finally live, or at least, it’s supposed to be. The highly-anticipated soft-launch of Riot Games’ new 5vs5 character-based tactical shooter isn’t quite going to plan. Those lucky enough to have picked up a key from last week’s Twitch drops as well as an army of eager streamers have hit several roadblocks gaining access to…

Sony’s Best Move Is to Cancel This Year’s PS5 Launch

Sony should cancel the PS5 launch and focus on the PS4 as reports of hardware problems surface. The low-priced PS4 is at an advantage during these times. Supply chain disruptions and a potential recession will be headwinds for the PS5. Sony appears to be stalling gamers and enthusiasts who have been eagerly waiting for concrete details about the PlayStation 5 (PS5) console for what seems to be an eternity now. The Japanese giant held what was supposed to be a “reveal” event last month. But that turned out to be…

This Xbox Series X Launch Title Is the Weirdest Thing You’ll See All Week

A new game called Orphan of the Machine has been confirmed as an Xbox Series X launch title. The game will be released during fall 2020, which is the official launch window for the console. It is one of only a few games confirmed for the Xbox Series X. Solo game developer Dynamic Voltage has revealed the first gameplay video of their game, Orphan of the Machine. It will be released on the Xbox Series X in fall 2020, which makes it a launch window title for the console. Source:…

Weak Xbox Series X Day-1 Launch Slate Hands Major PS5 Victory

Xbox boss Phil Spencer suggests that the Xbox Series X launch title lineup may be smaller than expected. This could hand the PS5 a major launch day win if it has more new games to offer players. However, the Xbox Series X could win over the year after launch as it gets new players with a steady release of exclusive games. Speaking to IGN, Xbox boss Phil Spencer hinted what gamers can expect with next-gen games launching alongside its next-gen Xbox Series X. Spencer stated: It doesn’t really help somebody…

South African National Blockchain Alliance Holds Online Launch

The South African National Blockchain Alliance carried out an online livestream launch while the country is in the midst of a 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. The organization was due to be launched at the beginning of April in Johannesburg but had to be taken online as South Africa and the world tackles a global health crisis. The launch happened during a livestream on YouTube on April 3, which included a panel of speakers elaborating on how SANBA will help nurture blockchain-focused startups and companies…

GTA 6 Won’t Be a Next-Gen Launch Title, but It Will Come Shortly After

GTA 6 might release shortly after the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. It probably won’t be a launch title, but a 2021 release is looking more and more likely. GTA 6 is bound to take advantage of new hardware, unlike GTA 5’s “remaster.” Grand Theft Auto 6 might release sooner than you think. A group of financial analysts from Intrepid Capital Funds predicts the title will launch shortly after the launch of next-generation consoles. For once, we have some GTA 6 news that isn’t a baseless rumor. This claim…

Binance to Launch Crypto Exchange Supporting KRW-Backed Stablecoin

Crypto exchange Binance is preparing to enter the Korean market for the first time. According to a company blog post on March 31, the Malta-based exchange will soon open Binance KR for trading. The crypto-to-crypto exchange is so named for South Korean traders.  Binance KR will be launched on Binance Cloud and offer the “market’s deepest spot trading liquidity, most robust matching engine, and most advanced state-of-the-art security, custody, and risk controls.” The exchange will also support Binance KRW (BKRW), a stablecoin backed by the South Korean Won (KRW). Users…

First Game Built on Tezos Blockchain Preparing for Alpha Launch

Tezos (XTZ) co-founder Kathleen Breitman is preparing to launch the alpha version of the game built on top of Tezos — a crypto-powered collectible card game called ‘Emergents.’ Emergents’ in-game cards will comprise non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that players have full ownership over. Coase intends to comprise both the primary and secondary marketplace for the cards. The company will also act as both a buyer and a seller for the NFTs. Emergents to launch in alpha next month While Breitman has been planning the game since 2018, she announced Coase —…

Will China Launch its Blockchain Service Network Amid the COVID-19 Pandemic?

Numerous cryptocurrency media outlets have published recent reports asserting that China’s Blockchain Service Network will launch in April 2020. However, these predictions appear to be based on local reports published prior to China’s first official fatality resulting from COVID-19. China’s Blockchain Service Network commences testing in October 2019 On October 15, 2019, Chinese state-operated media outlet, Xinhua news, reported that the country’s Blockchain Service Network, or BSN, had commenced testing. The project’s six-month internal testing phase was initially scheduled to finish at the end of March 2020. The development of…

Tether Becomes Second Crypto to Launch on Blockchain Futures Platform

As the volume of Bitcoin (BTC) derivatives trading continues to rise, the cryptocurrency industry keeps tapping more crypto markets, like stablecoin Tether (USDT), for futures trading. KuMEX, a derivatives arm of IDG-backed crypto exchange, KuCoin, is planning to roll out USDT-margined Bitcoin perpetual contracts on March 30, 2020, the firm officially announced on March 27. KuMEX currently supports only Bitcoin and USDT While the new type of futures contract will be launched next week, KuMEX users are already able to deposit USDT via the web or public API starting from…