Sea of Thieves – Friends Play Free

GAMING

From February 6th-13th , every existing Sea of Thieves player will be able to invite up to three friends to download and play the game for free.

New Metro: Exodus Trailer “Artyom’s Nightmare” Released

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4A Games’ latest game in the Metro franchise, the upcoming Metro: Exodus is looking to be one of the biggest games of 2019. The developers have released a new CGI cinematic trailer for the game, titled “Artyom’s Nightmare.”

Cinebench R15 for HEDT Processors Now Available

NEWS

Cinebench R15 is a good test of a CPU’s speed, but due to it scaling almost linearly with core count it is becoming an extremely quick test. This not only means that a rather unstable CPU can complete a run, but also there can be large fluctuations in scoring as some runs might be completed before thermal throttling even gets a chance to kick in. To combat this, “Hwgeek” has released an unofficially modded version of Cinebench R15 labelled “Cinebench R15 EXTREME!”

Astroneer – Official Launch Trailer

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Astroneer has now left Early Access and Game Preview and launched its full 1.0 update. Now available on Steam and Xbox Play Anywhere.

AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected – Launch Trailer – Nintendo Switch

GAMING

Colorful indie adventure game AWAY: Journey to the Unexpected is OUT TODAY on Nintendo Switch! Inspired by classic anime with a sprinkle of rogue-lite elements, embark on an intimate quest to make friends, save your village, and find out more about your parents!

MSI Announces AMD Radeon VII Graphics Card

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MSI is proud to officially announce AMD Radeon VII, the world’s first 7nm gaming graphics card. The all-new Radeon VII is designed to provide exceptional performance and amazing experiences for the latest AAA, esports and VR titles, demanding 3D rendering and video editing applications, and next-generation compute workloads.

GIGABYTE Unveils Radeon VII Graphics Card

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GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today announced the launch of Radeon VII HBM2 16G, the latest Radeon VII graphics cards built upon the world’s first 7nm gaming GPU. Based on the enhanced second-generation AMD ‘Vega’ architecture, Radeon VII is equipped with 3840 stream processors and 16GB of ultra-fast HBM2 memory (second-generation High-Bandwidth Memory). It is designed to deliver exceptional performance and amazing experiences for the latest AAA, esports and Virtual Reality (VR) titles, demanding 3D rendering and video editing applications, and next-generation compute workloads.

Microsoft is Giving Away the Original Crackdown Right Now

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Crackdown is a series of sandbox-style action adventure video games created by David Jones and published by Microsoft Studios. The series takes place in a futuristic dystopian city controlled and enforced by a secret organization called the Agency

AMD Radeon VII: World’s First 7nm Gaming GPU Now Available

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Today, AMD announced availability of the world’s first 7nm gaming graphics card, the Radeon VII, bringing exceptional performance and amazing experiences for the latest AAA, eSports and VR titles, demanding 3D rendering and video applications, as well as next-gen compute workloads.

Trials Rising – Post Launch Trailer | PS4

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Trials Rising is coming February 26, 2019 ! Watch to see some of the exclusive content that is available when you pick up the Expansion Pass and Gold Edition, and learn more about the future content that will be coming! Eat dirt. Taste Victory!

Crackdown 3 – Launch Trailer

GAMING

Take your last look at Crackdown 3 before it releases to retail, digital, and Game Pass on February 15.

Softbank Clears its NVIDIA Stock Valued at US$ 3.6 Billion

NEWS

Softbank is one of the largest holders of NVIDIA stock, but on 10 January sold its entire holding valued at a little over JPY 39.8 billion, or US$ 4.6 billion as of 31 December 2018. Well known for far-sighted investments in the IT sector, this news is rather troublesome of industry investors.

The Division 2 Private Beta Is Now Live

GAMING

The beta for The Division 2 is now live, so you can explore the burned-out wreckage of a post-apocalyptic Washington DC for a limited time. This is a private beta, so you’ll need to have gotten in through a pre-order for the game, or having been randomly selected for entry after signing up online.

ASUS Announces New World Records for Fasterst 2P & 1P Server Performance

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ASUS, the leader in high computing performance in server systems, server motherboards, workstations and workstation motherboards today announced that its 2P (2-socket) servers now hold 129 top-performance benchmark world records for computing-intensive performance as recognized by the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation (SPEC). ASUS 1P (single-socket) servers powered by the latest Intel Xeon E platform also earned 8 world records, marking the first time ever they have achieved a No.1 performance ranking. These top-performance achievements for ASUS 2P and 1P servers undeniably demonstrate the company’s R&D capabilities, product innovation and the ability to fulfill the requirements of different applications.

Massive Radeon VII Shortage Reported in Europe

NEWS

There have been numerous reports of Radeon VII shortages around the world, and the latest comes from the French website CowcotLand. According to the article, the cards are quiet expensive and scarce

How Shazam Works

TECHNOLOGY EXPLAINED

Shazam is a cellphone app that most of us use for identifying songs that we hear on the radio, playing in a restaurant, or anywhere else really. For us humans, identifying a song is very easy. We can hear a small snippet of a song and identify it very quickly, even if it is played on a different instrument or hummed. We can even identify a song from one single instrument playing, or possibly even the bass line.

Cooler Master Introduces Its First MMO Mouse: MM830

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Cooler Master, a global leader in designing and manufacturing innovative gaming peripherals and computer components, today announces the launch of its new gaming mouse, the MM830, making it the second product within the M800 series to hit the market following the MP860 dual sided RGB mousepad.

Metro: Last Light Mini Review

GAMING

You’re in the metro system’s tunnels, somewhere in Moscow. The world above has been destroyed by nuclear war, leaving most of humanity dead and, other than a few factions of survivors underground, hideously mutated creatures crawling the surface. You’re sitting around a fire with three fellow Rangers, guarding the underground and then… They attack. You open fire on the mutants and they fall one by one. A mutant gets close and personal and, as you stab it in the neck with your knife, morphs back into one of your fellow Rangers. You have been tricked, and as you watch his blood drip from your hands, you notice The Dark One standing in front of you. Everything fades to white, and you wake up from your nightmare.

Rocket League Review

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Rockets. Cars. Soccer. Rocket powered cars playing soccer? Now we’re talking, and the answer is Rocket League, the game NVIDIA is currently giving away with certain graphics card purchases. Rocket propelled cars playing soccer is the entirely of the game, although as simply as the concept may seem, the game proves to be incredibly addicting, with one finding oneself constantly saying “just one more round.”

Logitech G Brings Advanced Sound Science to New Lineup of Gaming Headsets that are Built for Battle

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Today, Logitech G, a brand of Logitech, and leading innovator of gaming technologies and products, introduced a new lineup of gaming headsets, engineered to deliver the ultimate in sound science and the most immersive audio gaming experience.

3DMark Adds DLSS Performance Test

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Did you see the NVIDIA keynote presentation at CES this year? For us, one of the highlights was the DLSS demo based on our 3DMark Port Royal ray tracing benchmark.

Battle Royale Titanfall Spinoff, Respawn’s Apex Legends, Free to Download

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Electronic Arts and Respawn Entertainment released a new free-to-play battle royale game, Apex Legends, today for PlayStation 4, Windows PC, and Xbox One. You can download it now from the PlayStation Store, Origin, and Xbox Games Store. Play for free now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Origin for PC.

Antec Takes Case Fans to the Next Level

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Antec Inc., the leading providers of high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself market, presents you the Prizm Cooling Matrix, an untraditional case fan with a single bracket, dual-fan housing and streamlined ARGB lighting strips. It is now commercially available at USD $69.99.

ASUS Announces FX HDD External Hard Drive with Aura Sync RGB Lighting

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ASUS today announced ASUS FX HDD, the world’s first 2.5-inch external hard drive featuring Aura Sync RGB lighting technology, which provides a brilliant, personalized look with more than 16 million color options and works with other Aura-enabled products, enabling gamers to create a system with synchronized lighting harmony.

Intel Names Robert Swan CEO

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Intel Corporation today announced that its board of directors has named Robert (Bob) Swan as chief executive officer. Swan, 58, who has been serving as Intel’s interim CEO for seven months and as chief financial officer since 2016, is the seventh CEO in Intel’s 50-year history. Swan has also been elected to Intel’s board of directors.