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By George P
Xbox & Bethesda E3 2021 Games Showcase on June 13 at 10:00am PT , 6:00pm BST.
Xbox Twitch Link.
Windows Central Gaming is going to have a co-stream going on here.
With this quickly approaching I figured it was time to make an official thread for the show. Feel free to post what you expect to see, hope to see, rumors, and thoughts on what they actually show come Sunday.
Sony announces Airpeak S1 drone tailored for its Alpha series cameras
by Chandrakant Isi
Sony has just introduced its professional drone dubbed the Airpeak S1. As per the Japanese company, the Airpeak S1 is the world's smallest drone that can fly with a full-size mirrorless Alpha camera onboard.
The drone is equipped with a proprietary motor and a 17" propeller for stable flight even during windy conditions. Sony claims that the drone has a lightweight yet sturdy body. The Airpeak has a maximum speed of 55 miles per hour (90km/h). It can withstand wind speeds of up to 44.7mph.
It uses image sensors, Inertial Measurement Unit (IMU), barometric pressure, and infrared ranging to optimize the flight path. There's an Electric Speed Controller (ESC) for high maneuverability and an obstacle detection system to avoid mishaps.
The Airpeak S1 is compatible with Sony's Alpha 7S series, Alpha 7R series, and the Alpha 9 series. The latest Alpha 1 capable of shooting footage in 8k is also compatible with this drone.
Sony's Airpeak Base web application enables users to create flight plans and check the vitals of the drone before the next flight. Sony claims that it is possible to make the drone fly along a predetermined route without real-time input. Customers can use the Android and iOS companion app to track the drone, check battery status, and even access gimbal settings. The drone offers a dual operation mode that enables one user to control the drone while the other operates the camera.
The Airpeak S1 drone is priced at $9,000 and will ship to customers in the fall of 2021. The retail package includes an additional set of propellers. However, users will have to purchase a gimbal separately. As per Sony, the drone is made in Japan and comes with an Airpeak Protect Plan, which covers accidental damage.
Universal Media Server 10.6.0
by Razvan Serea
Universal Media Server is a DLNA-compliant UPnP Media Server. UMS was started by SubJunk, an official developer of PMS, in order to ensure greater stability and file-compatibility. The program streams or transcodes many different media formats with little or no configuration. It is powered by MEncoder, FFmpeg, tsMuxeR, AviSynth, MediaInfo and more, which combine to offer support for a wide range of media formats. Because it is written in Java, Universal Media Server supports all major operating systems, with versions for Windows, Linux and Mac OS X.
To see a comparison of popular media servers, click here.
Universal Media Server 10.6.0 changelog:
Added support for UPnP searching (thanks, sf666!) Removed broken New Media folder, as that functionality exists in the Media Library Improved episode detection and prettifying Fixed failed database connections with hanging processes Fixed description of media library/cache settings Renderers:
Improved support for Sony XBR OLED TVs Dependencies:
Bump checkstyle from 8.42 to 8.43 Bump commons-io from 2.8.0 to 2.9.0 Bump FLAC on macOS to 1.3.3 Bump tsMuxeR (justdan96 release) on macOS to 2021-04-30-02-13-20 Bump gson from 2.8.6 to 2.8.7 Bump jna-version from 5.7.0 to 5.8.0 Bump junit5.version from 5.7.1 to 5.7.2 Bump maven-javadoc-plugin from 3.2.0 to 3.3.0 Bump oshi-core from 5.5.0 to 5.7.4 Translation updates via Crowdin:
Chinese (Simplified) (98%) (thanks, QI wolong!) Danish (100%) (thanks, NCAA and GurliGebis!) Finnish (100%) (thanks, Esko Gardner!) French (100%) (thanks, Archaos!) German (98%) (thanks, pipin!) Korean (100%) (thanks, VenusGirl!) Polish (100%) (thanks, Karol Szastok!) Portuguese (99%) (thanks, mariopinto!) Portuguese (Brazilian) (96%) (thanks, Mauro.A!) Serbian (Cyrillic) (96%) (thanks, Slobodan Simić (Слободан Симић)!) Spanish (100%) (thanks, edwardalvarez2011 and fafranco82!) Turkish (100%) (thanks, Burak Yavuz!) Ukrainian (18%) (thanks, Paul Furlet!) Download: Universal Media Server 10.6.0 | 153.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Other operating systems
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Horizon Forbidden West gameplay reveal has boss fight with a machine elephant
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
As promised, Guerrilla Games showed off Horizon Forbidden West's gameplay for the first time today. The State of Play had footage captured on the PlayStation 5 as the developer used a short 14-minute rescue mission to highlight the flashy visuals, combat moves, returning and new foes, and more. The full reveal can be seen above.
The mission has Aloy pursuing a group of raiders from the Tenakth tribe who has taken an ally, Erend, seen in the first game hostage. The gorgeous jungle, underwater environments, the Shieldwing (Aloy's new glider), as well as machine and human foes all get close-ups in the trailer. The finale is a frantic boss fight against a machine elephant (Tremortusk) that has a Lord of the Rings style mount on top to hold multiple bow-wielding enemies.
Here's how the developer describes the upcoming entry's setting:
Horizon Forbidden West will be launching on the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. Unfortunately, the game does not have a firm release date yet. Although in the original announcement last year Sony said the game is targeting a 2021 launch, it's unclear if this is still the plan.
Horizon Forbidden West gameplay will be shown at the next State of Play
by Pulasthi Ariyasinghe
Nearly a year ago, Sony announced Horizon Forbidden West, a sequel to the action RPG Horizon Zero Dawn from 2017. While the announcement only carried a cinematic trailer giving glimpses at what's next for Aloy in her journey to parts of America, series developer Guerrilla Games will soon show off the sequel's gameplay for the first time.
Sony's next State of Play broadcast is set for May 27, and it has a 20-minute segment prepared just for Horizon Forbidden West, from which 14 minutes will be in-game footage from the upcoming adventure.
"This reveal has been a true team effort and we’re very excited to show you what we have in store," Guerilla Games game director Mathijs de Jonge says. "Whether you’ve been with us and Aloy since Horizon Zero Dawn or are only just getting to know this incredible world, we want to share this huge milestone with you and cannot wait to see your favorite moments and reactions."
On May 27 a special State of Play pre-show will begin at 9AM PDT / 5PM BST / 6PM CEST followed by the main event at 2PM PDT / 10PM BST / 11PM CEST. The broadcast can be caught on both YouTube and Twitch channels of PlayStation.
Horizon Forbidden West has a 2021 launch window attached to it and is headed for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The series also debuted on PC last year, with Horizon Zero Dawn launching on the platform.