PS5 Old-Gen Compatibility Confuses Ubisoft Into a U-Turn

Ubisoft support page published yesterday confirmed PS5 backward compatibility will only be available for PS4 games. The statement has since been removed, reigniting discussion about the exact backward compatibility capabilities of the next-gen console. Sony has not provided updates about backward compatibility for nearly six months despite promising regular news. Ubisoft has retracted a statement from a support page on its website that seemingly confirmed PS5 backward compatibility would not extend beyond PS4 to games released for Sony’s previous trio of consoles. The statement on a newly-minted support page offering…

Square Rallies As Stock Mania Stresses Rival Robinhood with Outages

Robinhood suffers an outage as Bloomberg reveals an SEC probe of previous outages in March. On this major trading day, several other brokerage platforms went down. But Square Payments’ CashApp emerged unscathed, giving its stock a boost. Monday was brutal for stock brokerage app Robinhood. The same day the Bloomberg reported an SEC probe into March outages, Robinhood had another blackout. The go-to investing app for Millennials wasn’t the only brokerage to go down Monday as stock fever continues to boil over. Just as freshly split Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Tesla…

The Biggest Issues for Marvel’s Avengers Won’t Be Microtransactions

The Avengers release date is imminent, and the content poses some cause for concern. Microtransactions, however, are not something to worry about. If anything, Avengers has one of the fairest microtransaction policies we’ve seen. Crystal Dynamics’ Marvel’s Avengers title releases later this week – or tonight for those who’ve pre-ordered the deluxe edition – and reception has been all across the board. Some think the title is soulless, while others are excited about a cooperative superhero romp. But content aside, many are worried about the game’s microtransactions. The Avengers Tackle Microtransactions…

Should You Really Trust Elon Musk With Your Brain?

Elon Musk’s new brain implant device is causing people to make comparisons to Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” The show warns us of how this kind of technology can damage mental health and invade privacy. People are more afraid that their data will be sold and used for advertising purposes. As if 2020 couldn’t get any crazier, Elon Musk has designed a brain implant to record and replay memories. People are already comparing the news to Netflix’s “Black Mirror.” Created by Musk’s tech company, Neuralink, he describes it as a “Fitbit in…

The Stock Market Is Best Shorted on These Three Upcoming Dates

Stocks are coming up on their most tumultuous time of the year. The election will likely add additional volatility. Three upcoming periods bode well for shorting the market. The stock market continues upward yet again. Retail traders, fueled by companies announcing share splits, are taking the market to record territory. Yet for those new traders, there may be big trouble ahead: We’re getting into the most challenging part of the year for investing. The Calendar Warns of Stock Market Danger Ahead When most traders think of big bear markets, they…

Dow Falls 220 Points as Apple Stock Loses Control After Split

The Dow Jones fell 220 points on Monday. Apple’s stock split sparked a 4.5% surge in its shares, but it is no longer the most heavily weighted stock in the Dow. Can the Dow keep rallying without APPL leading the way? The Dow Jones fell to start the week, as Apple’s (NASDAQ:AAPL) stock split takes away the main driver behind the months-long rally. As investors remain optimistic about the outlook for interest rates and progress towards a vaccine, Dow bulls will hope that losing APPL’s leadership doesn’t mark a trend…

Jacksonville Jaguars Aren’t Even Hiding Their Trevor Lawrence Thirst

Jacksonville is talent-poor after parting ways with Leonard Fournette and Yannick Ngakoue in less than 24 hours. The Jaguars already appear to be tanking for Trevor Lawrence in 2021. Gardner Minshew won’t be the quarterback of the future with a supporting cast this weak. Trevor Lawrence should start getting used to the idea of playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jags are making it obvious they’re tanking the 2020 NFL season for the No. 1 pick in next year’s draft. There are not many other ways to interpret waiving running…

Blazers Would Be Mistaken to Bring Carmelo Anthony Back in Major Role

Following the Portland Trail Blazers’ elimination from postseason play at the hands of the L.A. Lakers, Carmelo Anthony said he was “praying” he would be back with the team next season. The 10-time All-Star and former NBA scoring champion proved that he can still play at a high level in Portland this season, and was an essential factor in the Blazers securing a playoff spot. While Anthony’s comeback was one of the feelgood stories of what has been a tumultuous 2019-20 campaign, the Blazers would be unwise to bring the…

If Basketball Fails, LeBron James Jr Has a Gaming Contingency Plan

LeBron ‘Bronny’ James Jr has signed a deal with eSports outfit FaZe Clan. The announcement features a highlight reel of FaZe Bronny showcasing his Fortnite and Call of Duty skills. The young basketball star joins the likes of Ben Simmons, Meyers Leonard, and JuJu Smith-Schuster at the organization. If LeBron ‘Bronny’ James Jr fails to follow in his father’s footsteps on the court, the up-and-coming basketball player will have a gaming career to fall back on to. FaZe Clan announced yesterday that it had secured the 15-year-old high school basketball…

Dow Drops 130 Points; Apple Stock Split Fuels Tech Gains

U.S. stock futures traded mixed ahead of Monday’s open, leading to a volatile start to New York trading. Apple and Tesla are now trading at the stock split-adjusted price. The S&P 500 Index is wrapping up its best August since the 1980s. The Dow and broader U.S. stock market were mixed during Monday’s open, as Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) began trading at their new split-adjusted price. While not a component of the Dow or S&P 500, Tesla has become an important proxy for investor sentiment in the current market…