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Nintendo Switch Software Update 9.0.0 Released September 10, 2019

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A major system update was just released to the Nintendo Switch and you need to download it right now. Update 9.0.0 includes, on top of the usual bug fixes, a much needed feature to the News menu that allows users to manually search for games to follow. Players will need to install the update in order to keep their systems connected to the Nintendo Network.

News search has been needed for some time as before this point, users could only select the games they wanted to read news about from a menu that got longer with every new game announced.

iPhone 11 Announced September 10, 2019

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Apple has officially announced and revealed the first details about their next flagship handheld devices. Ladies and gentlemen, the next iPhone will be called…iPhone 11.

iPhone 11 phones will use A13 processors equipped with a new dual camera system and run on the new iOS 13. Price is expected to start at $699 US.

If you prefer something bigger and more…professional…Apple announced the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max phones. These use a triple camera system which have the potential to revolutionize independent filmmaking. The iPhone 11 Pro will start at a price of $999 US. The iPhone 11 Pro Max will start at $1099 US. Other than the fact that it has a bigger screen, the Max looks like it will have all of the same features as the standard Pro. They’re all expected to start shipping September 20th.

But what if you’re happy with your current Apple device and just want to use some of the new features coming to the new phones? If you own a current iPhone, iOS 13 will be released September 19th. If you’re an iPad owner running GEN5 or newer, you’ll be able to make an upgrade to the all-new iPadOS on September 30th.

Control 1.03 Update Patch Notes September 10, 2019

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Since its launch, Remedy’s Control suffered from multiple bugs and issues, even after the release of the Day 1 Patch. Remedy has listened to those issues and released what they’re calling the “September Update” to the game with an incredible amount of fixes focused on game stability and performance. Here’s the complete list:


  • Bug and crash fixes to missions, combat and overall game play
  • Fixed multiple issues with the PC launcher related to DX11/DX12 crashes


  • Improved map loading times (map will no longer tease information)
  • Motion Blur On/Off toggle added to Options menu
  • Film Grain On/Off toggle added to Options menu
  • Fixed incorrect UI behaviour on ultra-wide monitors (PC)
  • Fixed multiple issues when incorrect subtitles are shown for multiple languages
  • Fixed issue when the game centers the aim on Jesse’s head
  • Fixed multiple UI related issues


  • Fixed an issue when player could not acquire ‘Pierce Charging Efficiency’ and ‘Spin Grouping Efficiency’ upgrade
  • Fixed issue when Crafting Charge and personal Mods would not give the Weapon/Mod but take the materials (Sorry. The Board was greedy)
  • Fixed issue that prevented players activating the Pierce weapon form upgrade
  • Fixed issue when Jesse is unable to cleanse the ‘Transit Corridor South’ Control point upon returning from Prime Candidate Program area in the mission The Face of the Enemy
  • Fixed an issue when Heptonstall would not spawn during certain story missions in the “Old Friends” side-mission (still looking for his buddy Remus)
  • Fixed issue when Hiss Barrier remains in the Directorial Override mission’s Control Room if the player dies during the binding cut scene


  • Fixed issue when certain licensed music tracks play after enabling the ‘Mute Copyrighted Tracks’ option
  • Fixed and issue when audio is out of sync in the Dr Darling videos (PS4)


  • Fixed issue with the Charge weapon forms erroneous blast radius causing (way) too much visual damage to the environments
  • Fixed an issue where game would stall when completing a story mission and unlocking a trophy (PS4)


  • Improved title stability on all platforms
  • Improved general frame-rate performance through optimisations made to multiple systems and content

Control is out now for the PC, Xbox One and PS4. The September patch is currently out now for the PS4 and it is coming very soon to the Xbox One and PC.