Rocket League having problems communications with Epic online services error fix

Rocket League players are encountering an error message stating, “Having problems communicating with Epic Online Services. Please try again in a few minutes.” After confirming this message, users then get a second error stating, “You are currently not connected to Epic Online Services. Would you like to reconnect?” Some are also encountering a “Checking privileges” message when trying to access their friends list in Rocket League. Fortunately, these errors are easy to fix, though it does take so

Best HDMI 2.1 TVs for gaming

The best HDMI 2.1 TVs for gaming are more similar to monitors than previous generations. If you’re gaming on a bigscreen, you no longer have to do without G-Sync, FreeSync, and VRR, and higher framerates. However, not all TVs that launched in 2020 are equipped with HDMI 2.1. In fact, the pickings are pretty slim. If you’re looking to be an early adopter of HDMI 2.1, you are in luck. While there isn’t a large variety of models which include the new standard, some of the best TVs on the market ri

What PS5 and Xbox Series X features do I need HDMI 2.1 for?

HDMI 2.1 has almost triple the bandwidth of HDMI 2.0, jumping from 18 Gbit/s to 48 G/bits. There are many excellent features available with HDMI 2.1 because of this increased data transmission rate. As such, the PS5 and Xbox Series X, both of which support HDMI 2.1, have some additional functions added that weren’t on their predecessors. Unfortunately, if you bought a TV or A/V receiver before 2019, it almost assuredly isn’t compatible with HDMI 2.1. That means you’ll miss out on some of the ne

How to convert DisplayPort 1.4 to HDMI 2.1

You may be wondering if you can convert DisplayPort 1.4 to HDMI 2.1. After all, DisplayPort 1.4 has the bandwidth to support higher framerates at resolutions past 1080p and can even support things like eARC and Dynamic HDR. Now that there are plenty of affordable HDMI 2.1 compliant TV sets and A/V receivers available, you may want to use the new features it brings for your PC. However, outside of the RTX 3000 series, there are no cards equipped with HDMI 2.1 ports. Unfortunately, that means that

How to turn on eARC on LG CX TVs

The LG CX is the best TV you can get for gaming right now. It supports the new HDMI 2.1 standard, offers a ton of gaming-centric features, and has an excellent OLED display. However, it’s not the most straightforward TV to use in history. The most confusing thing I’ve encountered is turning on eARC on the LG CX, but I figured it out over the course of about an hour. Fortunately, I put in the work, so you don’t have to, so read on to figure out how to activate eARC on your LG OLED TV. Why isn’t

Best A/V Receivers with HDMI 2.1 and 8K Support

TV speakers are horrible these days. Even the best of televisions have puny, low-quality, rear-firing speakers that are only adequate in the best situations. If you want quality sound, you need an A/V receiver. However, not just any one will do. To get the most out of the PS5 and Xbox Series X (and the newly-launched RTX 3000 series GPUs), you’ll need a receiver with HDMI 2.1 support that can output 8K video. Unfortunately, AVRs tend to lag behind TV technology, and there aren’t more factors th

Super Mario 3D All-Stars Review | Shooting stars fail to break the mold

Oh Nintendo, for all your innovation and quality, you continuously miss the mark with your treatment of your back catalog. Out of all the video game companies to ever exist, Nintendo is likely the most wholly beloved. Despite a misstep here and there, the company’s first-party titles are largely hailed as masterpieces and frequently listed as some of the best games of all time. Despite this, Nintendo’s policy concerning its classics is haphazard at best, with the recent release of Super Mario 3D

PS5 Amazon pre-orders may not arrive on release date for some customers

Those who pre-ordered the PS5 through Amazon may have gotten some bad news in their inbox today. Amazon’s email states that customers may not receive the PlayStation 5 on the day that it’s released due to high demand. Fortunately, no reports have surfaced that Amazon is outright canceling PS5 orders, but delays are cause enough for concern. The Amazon email expressed possible delays for PS5 pre-orders but didn’t tell how long customers might have to wait. This is far from the first time Amazon

The Nintendo 3DS has been discontinued, but the eShop and online services will remain active

After nine years on the market, the Nintendo 3DS has ended production. The illustrious handheld kept Nintendo afloat during the dark days of the Wii U, and its successor, the Switch, has propelled the venerable gaming company to its most profitable period yet. Fortunately, even though the 3DS is no longer being manufactured, owners don’t have to worry about losing functionality, as Nintendo has stated that online play and access to the eShop will remain possible indefinitely. Despite being over

Disintegration multiplayer servers are shutting down only months after release

The multiplayer servers for Disintegration are going offline less than six months after the game’s release. The publisher, Private Division, and developer, V1 Interactive, cited a lack of interest for the reasoning behind closing the online portion of the game. The removal of the multiplayer will take place over the next two months, concluding in a full server shutdown on November 17. Disintegration is the first game from V1 Interactive, a studio formed by Halo co-creator Marcus Lehto and Socom

Will PS5 be backward compatible with PS1, PS2, and PS3?

Sony has kept the full details about the PS5‘s backward compatibility under wraps. While it was almost a given that the new console would support PS4 titles, fans had hoped that every PlayStation’s library would be supported. Well, Sony has finally revealed the extent of PS5 backward compatibility and whether or not it can play PS1, PS2, and PS3 games. Will the PS5 be able to play PS1, PS2, and PS3 games with backward compatibility? When the PlayStation 5 launches, it will have 99% compatibili

Final Fantasy XVI reveal puts FFVII Remake Part 2 release date into question

Final Fantasy XVI was revealed during today’s PlayStation 5 Showcase stream to much fanfare. It was an unexpected announcement, not just because nothing leaked about it (which is more common than not these days), but because Final Fantasy 7 Remake Episode 2 is currently in production. With FFXVI far enough along to reveal, it begs the question of when the second installment of FF7 Remake will be available. Square Enix has a bad habit of revealing games exceptionally early in their development c

Rocket League Servers Down | Epic Games authentication issues

The Rocket League servers are down due to issues with Epic Online Services. This means the game will be down for everyone problems with Epic Games’ authentication services are back online. However, you don’t have to wait too long to jump back onto the field. This won’t be an all-day outage. Rocket League is indeed down. There’s no major issue with the game itself. Instead, this outage is due to Epic Games Service’s authentication services having issues. Epic Games is aware of the issue and will

This Flight Simulator 2020 Passenger Mod is exactly what the game needs

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2020 is a gaming wonder, but it can get boring. Despite giving players the ability to fly over the globe’s entirety, there’s little “game” to it other than the challenge scenarios. Plenty of people are happily setting their own goals, but some want more tangible objectives. For those players, the Self-Loading Cargo addon for Flight Simulator 2020, a mod that adds full passenger simulation, might be the hook that keeps them coming back for more. The base release of Mic

What is the PS Plus Collection? | Game list and pricing

During today’s stream, Sony revealed the PS Plus Collection will debut with the PS5. It’s still vague as to what the PS Plus Collection is, but it can be assumed that the feature will allow players access to a host of hit PS4 titles. These are the confirmed games coming to PS Plus Collection. This list is by no means exhaustive, but these are the only titles that have been verified by Sony so far. • The Last of Us: Remastered According to PlayStation Blog, PS Plus won’t cost extra. It’ll be ad

PS5 Price and PS Plus Collection negates two of the Xbox Series S's advantages

Before today, Sony’s plans for the PS5 were in doubt. Constant questions about pricing, pre-orders, and release dates pounded Sony on social media. After Microsoft was forced to show its cards because of leaks, fans grew even more rabid with demands for answers. Well, now we know, and Sony’s response has all but dashed the early hype that the Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X garnered. Xbox has struggled over this generation. The Xbox One has sold only around half as well as the PS4 in the US and

No new iPhone 2020? | Why didn't Apple announce iPhone 12?

The Apple September Event has come and gone, and it has people wondering if there’s not going to be an iPhone in 2020. Apple fans were hoping to get an announcement, but no iPhone 12 news was released, which has people worried. After all, COVID-19 has caused supply chain issues industry-wide. Could this be the first year without an iPhone release since the device debuted in 2007? Is there no iPhone release in 2020? Apple fans are worried that an iPhone might not release in 2020 because Apple h

Yakuza 0 PC controller not working fix

Yakuza 0 on PC recommends a controller so much that it tells you, “Real Yakuza use a gamepad.” Unfortunately, there’s a glitch with gamepads in Yakuza 0, which will prevent the game from detecting button inputs, even though it detects that one is connected. Fortunately, there’s a fix for this bug that’s not too hard to pull off. How to fix controller not working in Yakuza 0 PC You may be confused when you launch Yakuza 0 with your Xbox One controller (or other Xinput device) and get no respons

There are official Switch N64, GameCube, and Wii emulators, but will Nintendo do anything with them?

A datamine of a leaked copy of Super Mario 3D All-Stars produced a startling discovery, one which could determine the future of the Switch. The three titles included in the collection, Super Mario 64, Super Mario Sunshine, and Super Mario Galaxy, all run via emulation. This means that Nintendo has devised an official means to run N64, GameCube, and Wii titles, making porting games from those consoles to Switch much easier. However, the big question is whether or not Nintendo will actually do any

Crusader Kings 3 End Year | What date is the game over?

Crusader Kings 3 does have an end year, at which point the game will be over, regardless of your current status. When you reach this date under the default settings, you’ll get the game over screen where you can see details on your dynasty. Fortunately, there’s an easy way to turn this off and play indefinitely. If you’re playing with the default settings, the end year in CK3 is 1453. When you reach the end date of January 1, 1453, your game will be over, and you’ll have to start a new game. H
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