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    Demon's Souls (2020)

    The progenitor of all Souls games has returned. First gameplay reveal:
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    Edward Snowden returns to Joe Rogan Experience

    The latest on online privacy and government/Facebook/Google spying. I don't think I've ever clicked on a notification faster, his previous appearance was legendary.
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    Facebook worried upcoming iOS privacy settings will ruin ad targeting business

    Facebook is warning developers that privacy changes in an upcoming iOS update will severely curtail its ability to track users' activity across the entire Internet and app ecosystem and prevent the social media platform from serving targeted ads to users inside other, non-Facebook apps on...
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    Medal of Honor: Above And Beyond

    Release date: Holiday 2020 Platform: Oculus (and WMR/SteamVR headsets via Revive) Behind the scenes, making-of:
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    Your latest VR purchase?

    Just preordered HP Reverb G2 for $599+tax, to pair with Star Wars Squadrons this fall. I'll keep my Samsung Odyssey+ as a backup and a loaner for friends. Just purchased Boneworks for $23.99 (-20% off Steam sale)
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    WD Easystore 14TB External Harddrive $199

    The one everyone's been waiting to hit $200, be quick before the SD masses buy them all. $199.99, or business account $179.99 https://www.bestbuy.com/site/wd-easystore-14tb-external-usb-3-0-hard-drive-black/6390390.p
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    Star Wars Battlefront 2: The Rise of Skywalker Official Trailer

    New Battlefront II DLC
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    Nvidia Creates New Studio To Remaster Classic Games With Raytracing

    "We’re cherry-picking some of the greatest titles from the past decades and bringing them into the ray tracing age. Thus, we’ll be giving them state-of-the-art visuals while keeping the gameplay that made them great. The NVIDIA Lightspeed Studios team is picking up the challenge starting with a...
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    Microsoft Drops UWP Platform for Gears 5 Release

    In hell freezing over news, Microsoft studio The Coalition has confirmed that Gears 5 drops UWP in favor of Win32. And the world rejoiced. Microsoft continues to revitalize its PC gaming efforts, committing to first-party experiences built around the mouse and keyboard, alongside ancillary...
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    Twitch Relents And Allows Breastfeeding On Stream Amid Controversy

    Last week, Twitch partner Heather “HeatheredEffect” Kent breastfed her baby while talking to a friend and streaming on Twitch. She didn’t draw attention to the act; however Twitch ended up deleting a clip of the moment, and the incident sparked a debate about whether or not breastfeeding should...
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    Microsoft also killing Cortana on Xbox One

    Microsoft revealed this week that it will remove Cortana from Xbox One and will evolve how voice commands work on the console. Microsoft began scaling back its support for Cortana in its core consumer platforms last year, and it specifically started adding support for third-party personal...
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    Top Gun 2: Maverick Trailer (2020)

    Here we go, boys. Dec. 16, 2020 - Trailer #2
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    Germany Bans Windows 10 and Office 365 In Schools

    Microsoft has once again run afoul of the GDPR rules in Germany, with the Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in the German state Hesse, declaring that Windows 10 and Office 365 is not compliant with the GDPR for use in schools. The issue is related to the telemetry both...
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    Microsoft Tries Sneaking Telemetry Into Windows 7 "Security-Only" Update

    Here we go again. Microsoft appears to be trying to sneak telemetry into Windows 7 again, this time by disguising it as a "security-only" update. Released on Patch Tuesday earlier this week, the update (July 9, 2019—KB4507456 (Security-only update) is billed as having the following "key...
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    Nintendo announces Switch Lite handheld, $199

    There’s a new Switch on the way, and it’s a whole lot smaller. Today Nintendo revealed the Switch Lite, designed as a less expensive alternative to the original tablet / console hybrid. It comes in at $199 — $100 less than the base unit — and for that price you get a streamlined version of the...
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    Intel Core i9-10900K - 10 Core Is Coming

    An alleged leak of Intel Comet Lake comes courtesy of ComputerBase, and if it is to be believed, shows an array of 13 different chips, with the flagship 10C/20T flagship weighing in with a maximum single-core boost clock of 5.2GHz and all-core boost of 4.6GHz. Featuring 20MB of Intel Smart...
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    NVIDIA confirms next-gen GPUs will be based on 7nm, coming 2020

    Last month, a DigiTimes report cited market sources’ claims that the first Nvidia chips to get the Samsung 7nm node would be from the upcoming Ampere generation. But yesterday's announcement from Nvidia Korea is the first official word that it is jumping on Samsung’s 7nm EUV. Samsung itself had...
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    Android co-founder Andy Rubin accused of running sex ring

    FFS, Andy. You had one job. TheVerge BusinessInsider
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    64-Core Threadripper and ultra-HEDT X599 Coming End of 2019

    Did you think AMD was done with Threadripper? Well, if that’s what you thought, I have some good news. I have confirmation that the company is preparing an absolutely monstrous 64-core/128-thread Threadripper part for launch in Q4 2019. AMD’s largest HEDT processor right now is the 2990WX which...
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    NVIDIA: Cyberpunk 2077 Will Ship With RTX Raytracing

    In a blog post today, Nvidia announced that CD Projekt Red's Cyberpunk 2077 will support ray tracing when it launches next year, to make those neon-bathed streets extra atmospheric. A quote from CD Projekt about the partnership: "Ray tracing allows us to realistically portray how light behaves...
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    Intel challenges AMD: “Come beat us in Real World gaming”

    Shots fired. AMD is set to talk about its 5000-series Navi GPUs and Ryzen 3000 CPUs in during the LA show – taking place on June 10 at 3:00pm PDT– but Intel scooped an early Sunday slot to get ahead of the red team and attempt to call out AMD on tangible performance in common workloads including...
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    Cyberpunk 2077 — Official E3 2019 Cinematic Trailer

    Release date: April 16, 2020
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    Nvidia SUPER Refresh: Faster 2060, 2070, 2080, Faster GDDR6 and $100 Off

    According to TweakTown, an industry source believes Nvidia will announce at E3 2019 a SUPER Refresh to the 2060, 2070 and 2080, with faster GDDR6 and clocks, and $100 price drop to current MSRP. No update to the 2080Ti (it's already fast enough, and would just be showing off if it was any...
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    Nvidia Announces Studio Line of Pro Laptops

    During its press conference in Taipei a day before Computex starts, Nvidia announced a new line of laptops that will run its RTX graphics processing units, as well as a new software platform called Studio, with SDKs and drivers to make graphics rendering and other tasks faster. The units are...
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    Nvidia Files 3080, 4080, 5080 Trademarks - To Hinder AMD Navi Branding?

    Nvidia has filed before the European Union Intellectual Property Office for ownership of the numbers 3080, 4080 and 5080 in an apparent attempt to stop AMD from using the nomenclature for the red chipmaker's upcoming Navi gaming graphics cards. It goes without saying that branding is just as...
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    Intel Acquires Another Top AMD Graphics Exec

    Devon Nekechuk, a nearly 11 year veteran of AMD and Senior Manager of Product Management, appears to be Intel’s latest acquisition. While at AMD, Devon was responsible for managing Radeon GPUs throughout their life cycle. Devon helped define products with strategy teams, aided in product...
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    Purchasing a CPU from SiliconLottery

    I need a 9900k, but since they're perpetually sold out everywhere, I noticed SiliconLottery has them in stock for $499. My concern there is its not going to be a sealed, boxed CPU (and therefore an unscratched lottery ticket) but one they've already binned as the worst performers that they...
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    G.SKILL Ripjaws DDR4-3000 32GB (2x16GB) for $175

    In my search for 4x16GB sticks of DDR4-3000 or better, I came across this: https://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820232660 I don't know about you but $175 for 2x16GB of DDR4-3000 seems pretty good to me. Can anyone do better?
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    First AMD build (Crosshair VII + 2700x) but stumped on memory

    I ordered a Crosshair VII to run 2 x fast NVMe's in Raid0 direct to CPU without traversing the chipset. Was planning to throw on a 2700x also. However I'm stumped on memory, with lots of conflicting info about compatibility issues. I guess I've taken memory for granted coming from the Intel...
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    Developer: "There is absolutely no adoption for the Windows (10) Store"

    Ouch. But then its not exactly shining a light on anything previously unknown. "We asked CEO Stéphane Graziano about their performance given the changing marketplace for apps, expecting some growth in line with the growth of the Windows 10 platform. Unfortunately, we were disappointed, with...
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    Microsoft forces web/shopping results for local file search in SCU (1803)

    In 1709 and earlier, you could set a group policy to disable Cortana and eliminate Bing search results and suggestions when using local file search (Windows Search). In 1803 Pro, Microsoft ignores this GPO. Everything you search for locally (File Explorer, search bar) is sent to Microsoft and...
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    FPS Monitor - new in-game performance overlay

    I've always used Afterburner for FPS monitoring in games, but recently I'd been noticing game reviews featuring a unrecognizable in-game performance overlay, but I couldn't figure out what it was. Fast forward and I tracked it down to "FPS Monitor" and I thought it's worthy of a heads-up here...
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    i7-8700k and NVMe RAID on Windows 7

    Look ma, no Windows 10!
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    Exam prep tips for VCP5 certification

    Hey guys, I completed a VCP 5.5 certification course recently and need to sit for the exam now, haven't scheduled it yet. I've gone over the Blueprint but I still feel like I'm not 100% prepared and not sure why. Perhaps its because I've read of other people using things like braindumps to...
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    MSI GTX 970 Gaming 4G: $249 after rebates, discounts and game codes

    This isn't from SD or anywhere else, though after posting this here I imagine it'll show up there pretty soon. This is just my personal experience buying this card and thought I'd share. [$349.99 - 10% discount promotion - $10 rebate - $56 for selling game codes = $249 with free 2-day...
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    Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon

    IGN: First 15 minutes of Far Cry 3 Blood Dragon - http://youtu.be/jZUueizrR0A Release date is May 1. So. much. neon. This game looks like a composite of Tron, Robocop and Terminator. And thats a good thing.
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    Orcs Must Die 2 - 75% off: $3.74

    Midweek madness sale on Steam --75% off, total $3.74 for the next 48hrs. Everyone should own this game. I've spent hundreds of hours between the original OMD and OMD2. So much fun. And Co-Op was introduced in OMD2, plus a second playable character (Sorceress). Many of the maps are designed...
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    Defiance Discussion Thread

    Thread for the discussion of Defiance.
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    NVIDIA Project Shield: Portable console, streams PC games

    NVIDIA Unveils Project Shield http://shield.nvidia.com/ - Portable android-powered gaming console based on new Tegra4 SoC - Streams PC games from Steam in big picture mode - Integrates with Nvidia's GRID cloud gaming architecture - 5" screen, 1280x720 resolution - Ports: HDMI output (up to 4k)...
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