PUBG Mobile game is one of the best-selling mobile games in mobile in 2021. This one ranks sixth in last year’s ranking. Its creator, Krafton, intends to maintain this place if he does not progress in the rankings. As a result, he takes a dim view of his competitor Garena Online, whose Free Fire games clearly overshadowed PUBG Mobile last year, thanks to their viral side.
Worse, according to Krafton, Garena would have copied several aspects of his flagship game to set up his own games. A situation that therefore led the South Korean company to sue Garena Online and the main application stores.
Garena sued for plagiarism, Apple and Google for complicity
In their lawsuit, Krafton pointed to several of the Free Fire games as being copies of their PUBG Mobile game. A situation that would date from 2017 after the release of Free Fire: Battlegrounds. At the time, complaints had been made and an amicable settlement had been discussed between the two parties.
However, no license agreement had been reached between Krafton and Garena. This did not prevent the rival of PUBG Mobile from releasing a new game called Free Fire MAX in September 2021. A game that offers the same features as the Free Fire game. Which implies plagiarism of PUBG Mobile game aspects.
In its complaint, Krafton also stated that the infringing game would have made hundreds of millions of dollars for its creators. A financial windfall from which Apple and Google would have benefited thanks to the commissions they received on sales through the App Store and Google Store.
Krafton also cited YouTube in its complaint. The company blames the video-on-demand platform for hosting several videos relating to Free Fire and Free Fire MAX games. Videos that naturally made hundreds of millions of views and boosted the popularity of the game.
Krafton fears falling victim to app clones again
Before seeking the intervention of the legal authorities, Krafton approached Apple and Google on December 21, 2021, to resolve the problem. However, both companies have responded unfavorably to the request to remove the game from their app stores. Same story at YouTube, which refused to remove videos relating to Garena’s games from its platform.
By embarking on this legal adventure, Krafton hopes to protect his new game called PUBG: New State. The latter contains new elements that could be taken over again by Garena or other unscrupulous developers.
On the other hand, it should be pointed out that app clones are a real problem for app stores. For example, just this week Apple had to remove several pirated versions of the popular Wordle game from its store.
A gesture that comes at a time when the Cupertino company is facing a lawsuit brought by a developer who considers himself aggrieved by cloned versions of his application.
Americans set an absolute record for spending on Black Friday. They bought smartphones, consoles, drones and games
US consumers spent a record $9.12 billion online during Black Friday this year, according to Adobe, which tracks sales on retailer websites.
Total online sales the day after Thanksgiving rose 2.3% year-on-year, with electronics the biggest contributor, with online sales up 221% over the past year. Another popular category among buyers were games, which saw a 285% increase in sales, and exercise equipment, which saw a 218% increase in sales.
Buy Now, Pay Later payments are up 78% from last week and revenue from the program is up. Some of this year’s hottest merchandise included gaming consoles, drones, Apple MacBooks, Dyson products, and games like Fortnite, Roblox, Bluey, Funko Pop! and Disney Encanto.
Black Friday shoppers also broke the record for mobile device orders, with 48% of online sales coming from smartphones, up from 44% last year.
The record spending followed a successful Thanksgiving shopping day, when consumers forked online for a record high of $5.29 billion, up 2.9% from last year.
Even though Black Friday is over, e-commerce activity will remain strong over the weekend, according to an Adobe report. $11.2 billion is expected to be spent this year on Cyber Monday, up 5.1% from last year.
Similar to Nintendo Switch, but on Windows: OneXPlayer 2 portable console with detachable gamepads will be released in 2023
The OneXPlayer 2 line of handheld gaming PCs will launch next year with a Nintendo Switch-inspired design. This version will not only have powerful hardware, but also detachable gamepads, which will allow you to use the novelty as a compact tablet or laptop if necessary.
The Indiegogo fundraising campaign starts on December 20th. Initially, they wanted to start it already on November 25, but then the dates were shifted. The first copies of the consoles will be sent to customers in March or April 2023.
As for the features of the novelty, the OneXPlayer 2 will receive an 8.4-inch screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, an AMD Ryzen 7 6800U processor or some Raptor Lake generation Intel Core i7. Also, rumors attribute to the novelty from 16 GB to 32 GB of RAM and up to 2 TB of permanent memory, but this has not yet been officially confirmed.
The main feature will be removable controllers and support for the stylus on the screen – 4096 pressure levels are promised. The price has not yet been announced, but it can be assumed that the cost will be at least $ 1,000.
And on October 30, the OnexPlayer Mini Pro console launched with a Ryzen 7 6800U and Radeon 680M starting at $1,199.
Nvidia has released a fresh driver for graphics cards that were released 10 years ago. But in games performance will not improve
Nvidia has released a fresh driver for older GeForce 600 and GeForce 700 video cards. Support for these adapters has long been discontinued, so the new driver is only intended to fix important vulnerabilities.
More specifically, we are talking about two vulnerabilities CVE-2022-3602 and CVE-2022-3786 that affected mail servers and open source VPN protocols such as OpenVPN.
Unfortunately, the latest driver will not improve the performance of older video cards, as support was discontinued over a year ago.
However, some adapters of those times are still quite good for modern games, given their age. For example, the GeForce GTX 780 Ti is capable of about 70-80 fps in Full HD in GTA V at maximum graphics quality settings, and even provides about 60 fps in The Witcher 3 at high settings.
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