A new outbreak of swine fever has been confirmed on a pig farm in Aichi Prefecture, central Japan. It is the third farm in the prefecture to be hit by the highly contagious disease.
Aichi officials announced on Wednesday that hogs on a farm in Tahara City tested positive for the disease. They were testing the animals after the farmer reported the day before that some piglets had died.
Earlier it was reported that Apple could be looking to discount the iPhone XR in Japan. Exactly by how much was anyone’s guess, but now it has been confirmed that the previous reports were true and that over in Japan, buying the iPhone XR on contract from carrier NTT Docomo will help customers save $100 over the course of the contract’s period.
Note that this $100 in savings isn’t a direct discount of the phone’s price, but rather it seems to be in line with the previous reports claim that the savings could be done through carrier subsidies. Previously the iPhone XR 64GB model on a 24-month contract would have cost 36,000 yen in installments, but now it will cost 24,000 yen.
It has been a while since Android 9 Pie was released by Google and many OEMs are in the process of finalizing the update for their devices. ASUS has now revealed when one of the handsets in its ZenFone series will get the update. The ZenFone 5Z will receive its Android 9 Pie update in January next year.
The ASUS ZenFone 5Z was launched earlier this year and it came with Android 8.0 Oreo out of the box. It was always a given that the handset would be updated to the next iteration of Android as devices are supported for the next two major Android OS updates.
It was reported recently that PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds or PUBG would finally be released for the PlayStation 4 in December. The report was completely accurate. Sony has confirmed the PUBG PS4 release date and price today. The wait will soon be over for those who have long been waiting for this title on the PlayStation 4.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds was released for the Xbox One last year. It’s available on PC as well while a mobile version is available for iOS and Android. The title was a timed exclusive for the Xbox which is why it didn’t launch for the PS4 last year. Microsoft has taken some steps recently to keep PUBG fans on its platform which were also an indication of the impending PS4 launch.
The free PlayStation Plus games lineup for the month of November 2018 has been confirmed by Sony today. Those who subscribe to PS Plus get a handful of titles for free every month as part of their subscription. The free titles can be kept for as long as players would like. Sony confirms the lineup for the following month just when the coming month is around the corner.
Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is first up on the list. It includes all existing Bulletstorm add-ons in addition to new exclusive content. Yakuza Kiwami also goes free for PS Plus subscribers with a PlayStation 4 next month. The title will have players as the up-and-coming yakuza who takes responsibility for the murder of a crime boss. The title has been enhanced visually for 4K.
Last month Sony officially announced the PlayStation Classic, seemingly taking a page out of Nintendo’s book of reviving older consoles in a smaller form. Sony did state that the console would come preloaded with games, but did not mention what they were, at least until now where the full lineup of games has been confirmed.
According to Sony, these games include Battle Arena Toshinden, Cool Boarders 2, Destruction Derby, Final Fantasy VII, Grand Theft Auto, Intelligent Qube, Jumping Flash, Metal Gear Solid, Mr Driller, Oddworld: Abe’s Oddysee, Rayman, Resident Evil Director’s Cut, Revelations: Persona, Ridge Racer Type 4, Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo, Syphon Filter, Tekken 3, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Twisted Metal, and Wild Arms.
There is a lot of anticipation for Devil May Cry 5. It’s the first proper addition to this popular franchise in years and fans are certainly very excited to see if it holds up to their expectations. The minimum and recommended PC specs for this title were confirmed recently and it has also been confirmed now that the title will hit 4K resolution at 60 frames per second on the PlayStation 4 Pro.
Bandai Namco and From Software have confirmed the Dark Souls Remastered network test date for the Nintendo Switch. Nintendo Switch owners who have been waiting to get a taste of Dark Souls Remastered for their console will be able to get a sneak peek with the network test which begins this Friday. The full game will be released for the console next month.
A survey firm says about 3,800 landslides have been confirmed near the epicenter of a magnitude 6.7 earthquake that shook Hokkaido, northern Japan, on Thursday of last week. 41 people died, most of them in massive landslides.
Pasco Corporation analyzed a photographic image of the quake-hit area taken by a French satellite on Tuesday, 5 days after the quake. The image covered an 80-by-90 kilometer area.