The first public beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War ran this past weekend on PS4, and now developer Treyarch has outlined some of the changes in the pipeline for the next beta. The second beta is a much bigger one, as it’s coming to Xbox One and PC as well, and there will be cross-platform multiplayer support.
Weekend 2 players can expect a series of changes, including the team deathmatch score limit rising from 75 to 100 “for better match pacing,” as well as a change to the Duster Stock attachment that will slow down sliding speed.
The cooldown on the Spy Plane scorestreak has been increased to lessen the experience of having too many of them in the sky at the same time from different players.
There have also been some general changes to improve the experience, such as join-in-progress now preventing players from joining a
October is horror movie season, but there’s no reason to watch “Hocus Pocus” for the umpteenth time when there are newer offerings available. This year, several of the major horror film festivals across the U.S. were forced to cancel their physical gatherings, but they’ve joined forces to create a single virtual festival event loaded with promising new work from around the world. Running October 8 – 11, Nightstream represents the collaborative programming efforts of Boston Underground, Brooklyn Horror, Overlook, the North Bend Film Festival, and Popcorn Frights Festival. The supersized curatorial undertaking has yielded an international lineup of genre efforts that include some favorites from earlier the festival season as well as many discoveries.
Launching as New York Film Festival’s virtual edition winds down, Nightstream is another example of ongoing efforts to replicate the festival experience in these stay-at-home times. The program opens Thursday with the world premiere of the
Samsung’s Galaxy S20 FE 5G smartphone is now officially available, and today you can get it with a $100 discount. This phone carries with it many of the same features present on Samsung’s current flagship smartphone, but it’s priced considerably lower at just $699.99, and it drops to just $599.99 during the current sale.
Samsung Galaxy S20 FE 5G 128GB Smartphone ($599.99)
Almost all the features of Samsung’s current flagship smartphone and a lower price to boot: What’s not to love? The Galaxy S20 FE comes equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 SoC that gives it performance identical to the Galaxy Note 20. A few features have been scaled back and the S20 FE has slightly worse cameras, a lower resolution screen, and less RAM. But it remains a relatively high-performance phone with lots of
Only the best deals on Verge-approved gadgets get the Verge Deals stamp of approval, so if you’re looking for a deal on your next gadget or gift from major retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and more, this is the place to be.
Welcome to the weekend. Amazon Prime Day 2020 kicks off in less than two weeks, starting on Tuesday, October 13th and lasting through the 14th. That’s two days to get some of the best deals that we’ll see all year. We’re prepping behind the scenes for the event to make sure you’re able to get exactly what you’re looking for. But for now, I’m going to highlight a few of this week’s best deals that are still going on.
A total of 3 asteroids will zip by Earth this weekend
2020RZ3 has a diameter of 203 feet, taller than the Leaning Tower of Pisa
None of the 3 NEAs have been included in the European Space Agency’s Risk List
A total of three Near-Earth Asteroids will be zipping past Earth this weekend, with one reaching 203 feet in diameter.
According to the Close Approach Data Table from NASA’s Center for Near-Earth Object Studies (CNEOS), asteroids 2020RZ3, 2020SY3, and 2010UC are expected to pass by Earth, with 2010UC possibly even getting as close as 4 million kilometers (approximately 2.48 million miles) from the planet’s surface.
The largest of the three, 2020RZ3, is taller than the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, with a diameter of 203 feet. If you’re living in California, this NEA is about four times as tall as the Hollywood sign on Santa Monica Mountains.
Check out the top 10 things we learned during the college football weekend.
1. FSU’s rough start
Florida State needs a lucky rabbit’s foot, a four-leaf clover or a horseshoe. After the Seminoles dropped their home opener to underdog Georgia Tech, they weren’t supposed to face any setbacks during a bye week. Instead, first-year coach Mike Norvell tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss this weekend’s road game against surging rival Miami.
2. The U is on a roll
Miami’s big-play potential has fans recalling the good old days of The U. The Hurricanes put on an offensive showcase Saturday night, rolling to a 47-34 win over No. 18 Louisville. It was the most points scored in a win against a top 25 team since No. 1 Miami knocked off No. 18 Virginia Tech 56-45 on Dec. 7, 2002. The Miami win Saturday featured six plays of 20-plus yards, including
► Friends join Sara Ali Khan for a weekend of partying
After spending her birthday month in a pool house, Sara Ali Khan seems to be in no mood to return. She has invited her friends over to the beach destination for a staycation. Sharing a pic of herself floating around in the pool, Sara quipped, “Gulab in Gulabi on Gulabo”. Despite being surrounded by friends, she chose to stick to reading historical non-fiction The Square and the Tower, even with heart-shaped glares on. Must be quite a page-turner, no?
► Ali Fazal gets jealous about Richa Chadha mooning over Denzel Washington
Ali Fazal may have to wait till next year to marry actress-girlfriend Richa Chadha but that won’t stop him from professing his love for her on social media. But, instead of sharing a loved up pic, Ali
The total number of Covid-19 fatalities in the U.S. was a world-leading 198,886 as of Friday, according to the latest NBC News figures. The country also leads the world with 6.7 million confirmed coronavirus cases.
And with people dying in the U.S. at a rate of about 790 per day, the total death toll was likely to eclipse 200,000 sometime over the weekend, NBC News was projecting.
With the U.S. poised to hit that melancholic milestone, President Donald Trump was continuing to face accusations that he lied to the American public about the dangers of the pandemic, after he was caught on tape in February privately telling the journalist Bob Woodward that