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GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti unboxed

We've provided an in-depth look at the technical details of the Nvidia Turing architecture, talked about ray tracing, and gathered everything you need to know about the GeForce RTX 2080. There's a sturdy foam shell that conforms nicely to the GeForce RTX cards, rather than cheap cardboard or Styrofoam. The RTX 208 as an example has 8-pin and 6-pin PCIe power connections, while the RTX 2080 Ti has dual 8-pin connections. Between the motherboard PCIe x16 slot and the PEG connections, the 2080 has

By | 2080-09-13T16:00:00+00:00 September 13th, 2080|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Metro Exodus is bigger than 2033 and Last Light combined

4A Games has said previously that Metro Exodus will be more open than the previous games in the Metro series, but it won't be a completely open world like that of Stalker. For one thing, individual levels in Exodus will be much larger than anything seen in the previous games. The biggest outdoor level in Last Light was roughly "200 meters to 100 meters," Prokhorov said,. That means everything from weapons, attachments, and other loot, to "frozen stories" that reveal more about the game world and

By | 2033-02-11T16:00:00+00:00 February 11th, 2033|companies, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intel’s extremely fast Optane SSDs now come in 1.5TB models

In general, prices have come down quite a bit on SSDs, including NVMe models, if you're looking for something faster than SATA. Intel sent us a note to let us know it's rolling out its highest capacity Optane SSDs to date, topping out at 1.5TB for the Optane 905P add-in card (AIC). That's a nice capacity bump, for those who need (and can afford) the added storage. The U.2 model is also getting a getting a capacity increase, with new 960GB and 1.5TB options. Part of the premium is because these d

By | 2018-09-20T22:21:36+00:00 September 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Star Control: Origins launch trailer showcases the perils of interstellar exploration

Star Control: Origins, Stardock's reboot of Accolade's famed deep-space strategy-RPG, is now available, so let's take a couple minutes out of our busy lives to kick back and watch the launch trailer. But for Star Control: Origins, polish has been a priority. I haven't played Star Control: Origins so I have no idea if it lives up to the hype, but I hope it does. The Star Control games, particularly Star Control 2, were a smart, sharp, and funny blend of genres, and after so many years away (Star

By | 2018-09-20T22:21:23+00:00 September 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite’s short-lived jetpacks and shotguns mode is back

We included Fortnite's Close Encounters LTM in our list of the best and worst of Fortnite's limited time modes, but I'm not completely certain about which side it was meant for. The Close Encounters LTM is back! "We've also added the Grappler to this LTM and decreased the burn rate of jet fuel by 50%," he wrote. The Close Encounters LTM is live now. Epic hasn't said when it will wrap up, but hopefully it will run at least a little longer than last time.

By | 2018-09-20T22:21:00+00:00 September 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fortnite had over 78 million players in August, its biggest month yet

With Fortnite Season 6 and the one-year anniversary of Battle Royale coming up next week, Fortnite just had its biggest month yet. "August was Fortnite’s biggest month yet, with 78.3 million of you showing up to play." That's 78.3 million unique accounts on six platforms. That number also includes the slowly growing Chinese audience, where Fortnite is being rolled out in waves via a priviate beta on Tencent's WeGame platform. Even if you divide that number by how many platforms Fortnite is playa

By | 2018-09-20T22:20:48+00:00 September 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

3DMark adds a new ‘Night Raid’ benchmark for PCs with integrated graphics

UL Benchmarks is fleshing out its 3DMark benchmarking suite with a couple of new tests, one of which is built specifically for evaluating systems with integrated graphics. The other is a ray tracing benchmark that we covered last month. The one that is being built for PCs with integrated graphics is called "Night Raid." As for the ray tracing benchmark, it still doesn't have a name. Night Raid is slated to arrive in October, followed by the ray tracing test sometime in the fourth quarter.

By | 2018-09-20T22:20:39+00:00 September 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Lineage 2 Classic brings back old-time MMOing in October

The old-time MMO scene will grow a little larger next month with the launch of Lineage 2 Classic, "a return to those days when 'hardcore' truly meant something," as publisher NCsoft put it. It's not a complete reversion to the good old days, however. Lineage 2 Classic will remain free to play, with a new shop that will offer cosmetics, experience-boosting buffs, and other handy in-game items. Lineage 2 Classic will open its doors on October 3. NCsoft will hold a preview livestream (and give away

By | 2018-09-20T22:20:17+00:00 September 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Overwatch League signs its first female coach

Washington DC's new, as-yet-unnamed Overwatch League team has announced the signing of Kyoung Ey Molly "AVALLA" Kim as its assistant coach. Kim, a top-100 player on the Korean Overwatch Ladder who has also served as an assistant coach for OpTic Academy and Meta Bellum, will be the league's first female coach. As far as I know, I think I am the first female coach to make it here. I gave up law school to coach here 🤓September 20, 2018DC also signed analyst Mikael "mkL" Skjønhaug, previously of the

By | 2018-09-20T22:19:50+00:00 September 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Make and eat food from Fallout, minus the radiation poisoning

Most of the food I ate in Fallout games was scrounged from bombed out grocery stores or picked up off the ground, so it's not a series I necessarily associate with culinary delight. But following in the footsteps of the World of Warcraft cookbook, Bethesda's RPG series now has its own book of recipes, the Vault Dweller's Official Cookbook, out on October 23. Personally, I think I'll pass on the Mole Rat Wonder Meat Dip, but Mississippi Quantum Pie sounds mighty nice. Author Victoria Rosenthal ma

By | 2018-09-20T22:19:28+00:00 September 20th, 2018|companies, news, Uncategorized|0 Comments
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