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Comments (0) | September 20, 2018 09:08AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Steep is Receiving X Games DLC on October 30

Released back in December 2016, Steep will be getting some new DLC come the end of October. With this new content players will get to visit the Alaska X Games Village to compete in the game's most epic snow park where you will be challenged to master real-life X Games disciplines. These include Big Air, SuperPiper, and Slopestyle, and once the s...

Comments (2) | September 20, 2018 08:59AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Once again the patches to Linux from AMD have revealed something new, but this one is a bit more unusual than some we have seen before as the new PCI ID is for a Polaris GPU. Polaris was first available in the Radeon RX 400 series of graphics cards two years ago, and was then refreshed for the RX 500 series. This new ID is 0x6FDF, which the Phor...

Comments (0) | September 20, 2018 06:55AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Since 2013, Futuremark, now owned by UL Benchmarks, has added several new tests to the current version of 3DMark. These new tests include ones for DirectX 12, test 4K performance, and the ability to stress test systems. Now the company has announced the next two tests coming to the benchmark suite, and their targets are systems with DX12 capable...

Comments (2) | September 20, 2018 06:30AM PST | bp9801

Yesterday, NVIDIA launched its new GeForce RTX 2080 and 2080 Ti video cards. These new cards take full advantage of ray tracing technology to bring even more life to games, just it'll take some time before games are able to utilize it and the other new tech in the cards. It's certainly something to prepare you for the future, as these cards shou...

Comments (0) | September 19, 2018 10:26AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Red Dead Online Announced by Rockstar, Coming in November

Given the tremendous success of GTA Online, the online multiplayer experience of Grand Theft Auto V, this announcement is likely not a surprise, but is undoubtedly welcomed by many. Today Rockstar announced Red Dead Online, an online experience that will be set in the open world of Red Dead Redemption 2. It will receive constant updates and adju...

Comments (0) | September 19, 2018 09:39AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Once again we have news of THQ Nordic acquiring an IP, this time from Atari Europe SAS. The two IPs purchased this time are for Alone in the Dark and Act of War. Alone in the Dark is a survival horror series that was initially based on H. P. Lovecraft writings, but later came to draw from voodoo, the Wild West, and the works of H. R. Giger. Act ...

Comments (6) | September 19, 2018 09:25AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you made a purchase at Newegg from August 14 to September 18, you may want to get in contact with your bank or whatever payment service you used as it appears the site was attacked by Magecart during that time period. You may have heard of Magecart before as this attack vector was used against British Airways to skim information on potentiall...

Comments (0) | September 19, 2018 08:58AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Okay, I will admit this one might not be of too great of interest to some of you, but I still want to share it because it will impact at least my reviews going forward. Today a new version of OCAT, the Open Capture and Analysis Tool from AMD was released. In simplest terms, it is a rather convenient front-end for PresentMon, a tool for capturing...

Comments (0) | September 19, 2018 08:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Sony Announces PlayStation Classic, Releasing December 3 for $99.99

In 2016 Nintendo announced its NES Classic Edition, and a year later the SNES Classic Edition, both of which have proven to be great successes and it appears Sony took notice. The company has announced it will be releasing PlayStation Classic, a recreation of the original PlayStation that will have 20 of the console's games onboard. We do not ha...

Comments (0) | September 18, 2018 01:57PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Today EK announced a new series of CPU water blocks, for those who use custom watercooling for their computer(s). This new series, the EK-Velocity, has 14 versions of the block covering different materials and RGB support are designed to reduce restriction, so coolant can flow through it more easily and efficiently. Besides the block, the mounti...

Comments (0) | September 18, 2018 01:15PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Alexios Comes to Amazon Echo for Assassin's Creed Odyssey

No, this is not April 1, but I think some may initially think it is. Ubisoft has announced it has worked with R/GA to create the Spartan skill for Amazon Alexa, allowing you to ask questions of your Echo devices and get the responses in the voice and swagger of a Spartan hero. Alexios will tell you the weather, a joke, and can add events to your...

Comments (0) | September 18, 2018 10:54AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales Announced by CD Projekt Red and GWENT Homecoming Update

Today CD Projekt Red, the company behind the Witcher series of games and GWENT, has announced another title set in the Witcher game universe: Thronebreaker: The Witcher Tales. In this game, players will follow Meve, a war-veteran queen of Lyria and Rivia who is now facing a Nilfgaardian invasion. Her journey will take players to parts of the wor...

Comments (0) | September 18, 2018 06:22AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday has arrived, with a couple of items for you to check out. We have a look at the AMD Athlon 200GE, an extremely affordable CPU running on the Zen architecture that could be perfect for those needing something cost and power efficient. Our other item for the day is a review of the Toshiba OCZ RC100 240GB SSD, which is a more affordable NVM...

Comments (0) | September 17, 2018 09:46AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

A complicating factor in trying to study and ultimately cure illnesses is that it can be uncommon enough to make it difficult to have real data to work from. One example of this is Alzheimer's and brain tumors, but a group of researchers from NVIDIA, the Mayo Clinic, and the MGH & BWH Center for Clinical Data Science applied a type of AI system ...

Comments (0) | September 17, 2018 09:08AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Rockstar Shows Off Various Locations in Red Dead Redemption 2

Next month Red Dead Redemption 2 will release for the Xbox One and PlayStation 4, and with luck we will see it announced for PC before long as well. In any case, Rockstar has put up a page introducing us to a number of the locations players will be visiting in the game with pictures and brief descriptions. These include Valentine, a rough-and-tu...

Comments (0) | September 17, 2018 06:41AM PST | bp9801

A new week is here, with several items for you to check out. We have a look at the architecture of the new NVIDIA RTX GPUs and a deeper dive into what we can expect with these video cards. There's a look at the best CPUs of 2018 so far and which ones you should go for based on what you're planning to do and your budget for your PC. We have a rev...

Comments (0) | September 14, 2018 06:22AM PST | bp9801

Friday is upon us, with a couple of items for you to check out before the weekend starts. We have a look at the Acer Predator X27 monitor, featuring a 4K 144Hz panel to really set your games apart as you settle in for a long session. Our other item for the day is the HyperX Pulsefire Surge Gaming Mouse, which has an extremely precise 16,000 DPI ...

Comments (0) | September 13, 2018 01:38PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Next week marks the launch of NVIDIA's Turing-based GeForce RTX 20 series graphics cards, but while it is only a week away, there is still a lot of speculation about how these cards will perform. NVIDIA was keen to show off the architecture's ray tracing performance when they were announced, but there was little information about performance for...

Comments (0) | September 13, 2018 10:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Assassin's Creed Odyssey Post-Launch Plans Revealed

In less than a month, Assassin's Creed Odyssey will release, and now we are getting information on the post-launch plans for this title. It will follow a new episodic format, with Season Pass and free narrative content coming on a regular basis, so players will have a constant flow of stories to experience. There will also be free in-game events...

Comments (0) | September 13, 2018 07:32AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Absolver Receiving Downfall Expansion on September 25

Absolver is an online multiplayer combat game that released last year to challenge fans to master the martial arts, and later this month it will receive a free expansion titled Downfall. With this expansion comes three major updates; Downfall Mode, Faejin Combat Style, and School Challenges. With Downfall Mode players will need to battle through...

Comments (2) | September 13, 2018 06:36AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, with a couple of items for you to check out today. There's a look at the be quiet! Dark Base Pro 900 Rev.2 case, which has some improvements over the original and also includes a tempered glass side panel and three trim color options. Our other item for the day is the Reeven Twila RGB LED Strips that allow you ...

Comments (0) | September 12, 2018 05:18PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Once again the open-source Linux driver's AMD has been working on are revealing some information on future products, though not necessarily a great deal at the moment. In the latest patches for Linux kernel driver, AMD has added initially support for Picasso and Raven2 APUs. In the notes for these patches, Raven2 is described as 'a new Raven APU...

Comments (0) | September 12, 2018 01:33PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Potentially in just months from now we will be seeing the first processors manufactured on a 7 nm process ship and with them a likely significant step for performance and efficiency. As impressive as this transition might be though, we are approaching the limits of what is possible with silicon-based electronics. Among the materials being consid...

Comments (0) | September 11, 2018 11:39AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you are considering building a new computer or upgrading a current one with more memory, you may want to wait a bit as prices may be coming down soon. As it is, some have predicted the price of DRAM modules will decrease in 4Q2018, but now TrendForce, through its DRAMeXchange division, is suggesting this turn may be faster than predicted due ...

Comments (0) | September 11, 2018 11:15AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Star Control: Origins Soundtrack Announced with Availability September 20

On September 20 Star Control: Origins will release for those looking for a new space adventure, but for those looking to build their music library, the official soundtrack will also be available. The soundtrack is comprised of over 40 pieces from Mason Fisher (Age of Wonders, Eye of the Beholder III: Assault on Myth Drannor) and Riku Nuottajärvi...

Comments (0) | September 11, 2018 09:41AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Modern computer chips are almost unbelievably complex and to make it all more manageable for designing and validating, various tools have been developed. Now Intel has purchased NetSpeed Systems, a company that has been creating tools for system-on-chip (SoC) designers. What NetSpeed makes is a scalable, coherent, network-on-chip (NoC) tool that...

Comments (0) | September 11, 2018 09:29AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This is likely not the news those interested in the upcoming GeForce RTX 20 Series want to see, assuming it is accurate. According to VideoCardz, reviewers have been having a hard time getting samples for testing, and this has become enough of a problem that NVIDIA has pushed the embargo date back on the RTX 2080 to September 19. The pre-orders ...

Comments (0) | September 11, 2018 08:57AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Graphene is a very interesting material, being a single-atom thick sheet of carbon with amazing electrical and physical properties. It was theoretically predicted some time ago it should also be able to act as a nonlinear material, meaning it can take a signal and multiply its frequency. Now this effect has finally been demonstrated by researche...

Comments (0) | September 11, 2018 06:27AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, with several items along the way for you to check out. We have a look at the Cooler Master MasterLiquid ML360R RGB Liquid CPU Cooler, featuring a large 360mm radiator and plenty of RGB lights to both run and look cool. There's a review of the HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Gaming Keyboard, which has Kailh Silver switches to reduce the act...

Comments (0) | September 10, 2018 10:53PM PST | Grilka8050
Arc Games Upgrade Servers This Month

During the month of September, Arc Games (owners of Neverwinter Online) will be upgrading their game servers. These upgrades require a lot of downtime for the games, so the Neverwinter developers have spaced it out through the month of September. Here is the schedule of downtime:

Thursday Sept 6, 7-9am (all platforms)

Tuesday Sept 11, 5-10am (...

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