Steam Remote Play Together To Allow Online Play For Any Local Multiplayer Games

Steam is reportedly preparing a new feature for the multiplayer function. It’s called Remote Play Together, and the feature is supposed to offer online support for local multiplayer games.
According to PC Gamer, the announcement says “All local multiplayer, local co-op and split-screen games will be automatically included in the Remote Play Together beta”.
A Valve employee, Alden Kroll replied a tweet where he also mentioned that the feature is only for shared-screen or split-screen games. Indicating that there is a selection of games by Valve that will support Remote Play Together. Interestingly enough, it was also mentioned that only one person needs to own the title in question in order to begin playing together.

This is not the first time Steam tried to let player share games. Prior to Remote Play Together, Steam had the Family Sharing feature implemented a few years ago, but it only allows games to be played by a single user at a time. Also, it’s unclear if Remote Play Together will actually work with every local multiplayer game on Steam, as some developers current do not allow their games to be shared via Family Sharing.
At current, Remote Play Together will be entering beta soon, as Valve is eyeing a 21 October launch. As usual, the update will arrive on the Steam beta first before Valve decides to officially put them on the stable release. The Remote Play Together is expected to be launched on 21 October on the beta update.
(Source: Alden Kroll via PC Gamer, Engadget, Polygon // Images: Rocket League, Duck Game)
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Belanjawan 2020: Government Reminds Everyone Again About Digital Services Tax

During the tabling of Belanjawan 2020, the Digital Services Tax, which was originally announced in the previous Belanjawan made yet another appearance although very briefly. Once again, Finance Minister, Lim Guan Eng has reminded everyone that the tax will be in effect starting from 1 January 2020.
In addition to that, the minister has also pointed out that foreign service providers are already able to register themselves with the Royal Malaysian Customs Department (RMCD) since 1 October 2019. Last week, the Deputy Finance Minister, Amiruddin Hamzah has stated that the Ministry of Finance is quite confident that foreign service providers will be providing their full cooperation in regards to the new tax, in order to maintain their reputations over there.
The first announcement of Digital Services Tax at the tabling of Belanjwan 2019.
As for the actual tax rate, these digital services will be subjected to six per cent tax. Here are the types of digital services that will be taxed according to the registration form on RMCD’s website:
All in all, it looks like the tax will be imposed on a broad range of digital services. Despite the confidence shown by the Ministry of Finance, we have yet to hear any comment from well-known online service providers regarding the tax.
Hence, we all still in the dark when it comes to the actual costs to consumers once the new Digital Services Tax is in effect. Hopefully, the authorities and service providers will be able to shed more light on the subject way before 1 January 2020.
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Belanjawan 2020: Government Provides RM 20 Million Funding To Esports (UPDATED)

During the on-going tabling of Belanjawan 2020, the Minister of Finance, Lim Guan Eng has announced that the esports sector will receive an allocation of RM 20 million. In general, that amount is double of what the government has allocated for the sector under the previous Belanjawan 2019.
According to the minister, the government has acknowledged the high level of potential that esports has and wishes all the best to all the players that will represent Malaysia to the upcoming SEA Games 2019.
However, in-depth details regarding the allocations have not yet been revealed at the time being.

UPDATE (7:07PM):
Minister of Youth and Sports, Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman has provided more details regarding the RM 20 million allocations for esports under Belanjawan 2020, through his official social media channels.
In the brief video, the minister has pointed out that the esports sector will actually have access to RM 40 million of funding in total:

As for the origin of the additional RM 20 million funding, it is apparently assigned to MDEC.
Hence, we believe that it is actually the allocation that is meant to grow the digital content scene which also includes animation and digital arts; not purely for game development and esports as some might have assumed from the minister’s statement.
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NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Super Allegedly Confirmed By Zotac

Back in September, online rumours were suggesting that NVIDIA was already working on a Super version of its GeForce GTX 1660. Now it looks as if Zotac might have just confirmed the existence of the GPU with images of the card sporting the brand’s custom-cooling solutions.
The 3D renders and box arts of the Zotac cards were first picked up by the popular leakster site, Videocardz. The renders showcase two custom Zotac iterations of the GTX 1660: an AMP edition and a non-AMP edition of the GPU.
Unfortunately, the images aren’t followed by any further details about the cards. However, one factor that we can confirm from the box art is that the GTX 1660 Super will definitely run on the GDDR6 memory format.

Despite the lack of information, it was more or less confirmed prior that the GTX 1660 Super will still retain the same TU116 Turing architecture as its non-Super cousins. Additionally, the GTX 1660 Super is expected to ship out with 6GB GDDR6 graphics memory, and with a memory frequency of 14Gbps.
We’ve reached out to NVIDIA about a possible availability date for the GTX 1660 Super, but as always, the company gave us its standard answer of not commenting on unfinished and unreleased products.
(Source: Videocardz)
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Belanjawan 2020: Malaysians Will Receive RM 30 For E-Wallet Spending

Right after announcing the RM 20 million allocation to the Esports sector during the tabling of Belanjawan 2020, Minister of Finance has also revealed the government’s plan to promote the usage of e-wallet in Malaysia. This will involve what the minister has referred to as a “one-off digital stimulation”.
Specifically, the government will provide a one-off payment of RM 30 to all eligible Malaysians for them to utilize via e-wallet. According to the minister, this e-wallet fund can be redeemed starting from 1 January until 29 February 2020.
The fund will be made available to Malaysians aged 18 years and above with an annual income of less than RM 100,000 per year. The government has apparently allocated RM 450 million for this program which will be under the responsibility of Khazanah Nasional.
Hence, this means that around 15 million Malaysians are able to utilize the e-wallet funding through the new program this coming January. Of course, we do suggest you to hold your horses first as the government has yet to release any specific details regarding it.
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Belanjawan 2020: Government Provides RM 20 Million Funding To Esports

During the on-going tabling of Belanjawan 2020, the Minister of Finance, Lim Guan Eng has announced that the Esports sector will receive an allocation of RM 20 million. In general, that amount is double of what the government has allocated for the sector under the previous Belanjawan 2019.
According to the minister, the government has acknowledged the high level of potential that Esports has and wishes all the best to all the players that will represent Malaysia to the upcoming SEA Games 2019.
However, in-depth details regarding the allocations have not yet been revealed at the time being.
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Captain Marvel: Even Brie Larson Has No Clue When We’ll Be Getting a Sequel

During the Marvel Studios panel at this year’s San Diego Comic Con, Kevin Feige confirmed that there will be a Captain Marvel sequel down the line. However, the film isn’t part of the Phase Four slate which stretches up to 2021. So, when exactly will Captain Marvel 2 hit the big screens? Well, interestingly enough, even Brie Larson doesn’t have a clue.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, the Oscar-winning actress was asked if she knows when the film will go on floors. Brie Larson said:
“No. I don’t really know what job I’m going to do next, which is very exciting. I don’t even know what my life’s gonna be! And most of this year, you know, I had to do the press tour. But then the last half of the year, I’ve just been focusing way more on just doing what I want to do that’s completely outside of my job.
I just feel like it’s been this incubation time. Whether it’s incubation because I’m developing projects, and also incubation myself, being, like: OK, I’m going to be turning 30. I’ve been working a lot. I need to just like change it up and see what’s there for me — see who I am now. And which ways that I want to grow.”

Looking at the MCU films that have already been announced, I think we can speculate that the earliest we’ll get Captain Marvel 2 is 2022. Remember, the likes of Black Panther 2 and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 3 have no released dates announced yet as well. I believe we’ll get those sequels in phase five, while phase four focuses on introducing us to new characters like Shang-Chi and The Eternals.
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PLUS To Soon Implement “No Touch n’ Go Reload Services” Policy Nationwide

PLUS Malaysia says that its “No Touch ‘n Go reload service” at its central toll plaza exits have successfully reduced the traffic congestion at said areas by as much as 48.2%. The action to remove the reloading service was first implemented at the start of August 2019.
Since the enforcement of its policy, PLUS says that it has seen significantly less drivers with an insufficient balance on their Touch n’ Go cards travelling between Seremban and Ipoh South. Statistically, 850000 vehicles pass through the central Toll Plaza exits on average and approximately 5% of those vehicles are the cause of congestions. To put that number into perspective, that’s 42500 vehicles contributing to traffic congestions, all because their Touch n’ Go cards do not have enough credit.
By the end of September, that number had reportedly been reduced to nearly half at 22000 cars, or 48.2% mentioned earlier. Because of its success, PLUS also says that it plans on rolling out the policy nationwide at all Southern and Northern Toll Plaza exit lanes, but did not specify a timeline.

This isn’t the first time PLUS has enforced its “No Reload at Touch n’ Go” policy. The highway concessionary has, at times, shut down its reload lanes during the festive seasons. In 2018, it closed the reload lanes during Christmas and again in June 2019.
(Source: e)
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Xiaomi Redmi 8 To Be Available In Malaysia This Weekend For RM 499 Onwards

Just days after launching Redmi Note 8 series in our market, Xiaomi today has announced the availability of another new device for our market, in the form of Redmi 8. While the Country Manager of Xiaomi Malaysia, Allen An has already confirmed early on that the phone is indeed heading our way, today’s announcement still caught us by surprise though as Redmi 8 has just been revealed to the world earlier this week.
For those who not familiar with the device, the Redmi 8 is equipped with a 6.22-inch HD+ display and Qualcomm Snapdragon 439 alongside up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB internal storage. It also carries a dual rear camera system with 12MP main camera and 2MP depth sensor as well as an 8MP selfie camera.
Another main attraction of the new Redmi 8 is its massive 5000mAh battery. The phone is able to support up to 18W fast charger although the charger that Xiaomi has included in the box maxed out at 10W.
Available starting from 12 October onwards, Redmi 8 with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage is priced at RM 599 while the 3GB/32GB variant will be released slightly later on 18 October for RM 499.
In conjunction of the launch, each purchase of Redmi 8 4GB/64GB variant on 12 October through Official Mi Stores in Lazada and Shopee as well as Authorised Mi Stores throughout Malaysia will also be accompanied by a free Mi Compact Bluetooth Speaker 2.
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Fast & Furious 9: Vin Diesel Says Fans Will Be Blown Away by John Cena’s Performance

We previously reported in June that former 16-time WWE/World Heavyweight Champion John Cena had officially joined the cast of Fast & Furious 9, making the ever-growing Fast & Furious family even bigger. Cena previously said, “For nearly 20 years, the Fast Franchise has entertained fans and created some of the biggest cinematic moments in history. It’s an incredible honour to join this franchise and this family.”
Today, a long-time star of the franchise, Vin Diesel shared a video of himself and Cena on Instagram on what appears to be Cena’s last day of filming. In the video, Diesel in his usual slurry tone, talked about how John Cena’s last day is a bittersweet moment for him and the crew and that his costar delivered an incredible performance.
“Week 16, Fast 9 and it truly is as Jordana [Brewster] says a bittersweet moment because someone who’ve I’ve had the great pleasure of working with, John Cena, is finally filming his last day. I have to tell you when you see him in this movie, when you see his character come to life you will be blown away. You are going to be ecstatic about what he’s contributed to this saga. I’m so so so proud of him, I can’t even put it into words.”
Cena’s role in the film has been kept under wraps. We have no idea if he’ll be playing a character akin to Luke Hobbs (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson) or if he’ll be another one of Dominic Toretto’s rich-in-personality crew members. In the video with Diesel, Cena teases fans without revealing anything.
“I know a lot of you are asking questions: What do you do in the movie? Why are you here? What can you expect? I have many of those answers — but you’re going to have to wait and see.”

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Fast & Furious 9 is set to hit theatres 21 May 2020.
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