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In this week’s episode, Dead Space is set for a remake, Elgato launched a brand new Facecam and could the Steam Deck become the ultimate industry disruptor?
First up, news, and EA Play this week it was revealed that critically acclaimed horror series, Dead Space is set for a remake.
A remke of the game has been rumoured for years so it wasn’t the biggest surprise of the event.
The short CGI reveal would suggest the game is further away than many fans would’ve hoped.
But, in an EA press release, it was revealed that the Dead Space remake is: “Rebuilt from the Ground Up on the Frostbite Engine for Next-Gen.”
In Tech, Elgato launched a brand new Facecam this week and while it’s good news for experienced streamers, the price might be prohibitive for others.
TechRadar’s Jess Weatherbed wrote: “The Elgato Facecam fills a gap in the existing family of products that Elgato markets towards streamers and content creators, and it does so with minimal disappointments.
“It hits the nail on the head for features that streamers actually want, unlike some of its competition and makes for a cheaper investment than buying a DSLR and Cam Link.
“The Facecam doesn’t come with an onboard microphone or autofocus but these are features that streamers and content creators rarely use on webcams. Instead you get the Camera Hub software and well… wow!
“Where the Logitech Capture software offers too few editing options and the Razer Synapse software has a buggy reputation to contend with, the Camera Hub is easy to use and feature-packed, providing a full range of options to change the contrast, saturation, shutter speed, field-of-view, and much more… all with a handy slider to adjust rather than fixed options.
“You can pick up the Facecam right now for $200 USD and while it’s still a pricey investment, it’s fairly priced against its competitors and better equipped at dealing with niche requirements that live public broadcasting demands.
“If you’re looking for a webcam to start a Twitch channel and you have the cash to spare, the Facecam is our hands-down recommendation right now.”
And finally, Valve came out this week to unveil their new handheld computer, the Steam Deck.
The Steam Deck allows you to play the latest steam titles on the go, picking up your favourite PC games where you left them off on other devices and docking it to your TV or PC or a more conventional console experience.
The official dock will be sold separately and enables your Steam Deck to connect through wired internet, use USB peripherals, and power and charge the device – essentially turning the Steam Deck into a PC.
The Steam Deck comes in at three different price points with varying amounts of storage and types of harddrives – ranging from $400-650 USD it seems like a device that might appeal to a huge player base.
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