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Google Stadia Is Powered by Intel CPUs, Not AMD

Google Stadia Is Powered by Intel CPUs, Not AMD

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. When Google announced its custom streaming Stadia solution, it made it clear that it had partnered with AMD to deploy a custom GPU with 10.7 TFLOPs of compute power and 8GB of HBM2 RAM. There was no mention of the CPU used, but a note in Google’s presentation referenced Hyper-Threading technology — not SMT.PCGamesN has confirmed the implications of that clue with AMD. Ryzen and Epyc won’t be powering the CPU portion of ...
Nintendo Will Release Two New Switch Models This Year: Report

Nintendo Will Release Two New Switch Models This Year: Report

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Numerous rumors have pointed to Nintendo’s intention to launch a revamped Switch hardware variant as the console enters its crucial third year. The rumors have bounced back and forth between a more powerful Switch and a budget model. Now, a report from the Wall Street Journal claims that both devices are coming later this year. The third year of a console’s life cycle is considered make or break for its long-term succe...
Palmer Luckey Claims 30 Percent of Rift Customers Can’t Use New Rift S

Palmer Luckey Claims 30 Percent of Rift Customers Can’t Use New Rift S

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Palmer Luckey may have left Oculus and Facebook, but he hasn’t stopped talking about VR headsets and design principles. In the months since he left FB, Luckey has sounded off the Magic Leap’s design and created his own homegrown solution to a long-term audio problem with the Oculus Rift (CV-1) and offered to mail it to anyone that needs it, free of charge. Now, he’s sounding off on the Rift S — and warning that so...
Blizzard Drops New Warcraft III Patch, Tourney, as Rumors of a Remaster Spread

Blizzard Drops New Warcraft III Patch, Tourney, as Rumors of a Remaster Spread

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.Warcraft III is widely considered to be one of the best real-time strategy (RTS) games ever produced, and fans clamored for a Warcraft IV for many years (and some still do). Blizzard has been silent on the idea, but it just released a patch for a 16 year-old game and announced a tournament in the first Warcraft III International. There are rumors in the air of a new remaster edition and a fair bit of excitement at the prospect.To understand why fans are cheering, it’s useful to retrospectively check out Warcraft III. The game’s visual design was much improved over Starcraft and it was the first game in the Warcraft series to introduce meaningful differentiation between the races. In Warcraft 1 and 2, units w
Nintendo Switch Hacked to Run Linux, So Can We Get Save Game Backups Now?

Nintendo Switch Hacked to Run Linux, So Can We Get Save Game Backups Now?

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.Hacker group Fail0verflow has announced a Switch hack that the organization claims can’t be patched or blocked by firmware updates on already-shipped Switches. They’ve published a screenshot of the device booting a Linux distribution, likely giving someone at Nintendo heartburn in the process.In case it wasn't obvious, our Switch coldboot exploit:* Is a bootrom bug* Can't be patched (in currently released Switches)* Doesn't require a modchip to pull offhttps://t.co/LLadlEmm44— fail0verflow (@fail0verflow) January 16, 2018It’s not clear when we’ll see the exploit in the wild. Fail0verflow says there’s no need for modchips, but the Switch in the image above is clearly wired up for something. Hackers have been
Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake Is Exactly What We Hoped for

Shadow of the Colossus PS4 Remake Is Exactly What We Hoped for

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This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.When game developers discuss their biggest influences, Shadow of the Colossus is bound to come up. This beloved PS2 game released just a month before the Xbox 360 hit shelves, and capped off the sixth console generation with an instant classic. More than a decade later, Bluepoint Games has rebuilt the entire game for the PS4, and the results are stellar.[embedded content]On our sister site IGN, Shadow of the Colossus (2018) earned an “Amazing” score of 9.7/10. The fundamentals of Fumito Ueda’s design hold up well, and reviewer Marty Sliva thinks very highly of the numerous nips and tucks made for modern audiences. Even 13 years later, Colossus deserves the same level of praise as the original outing.Over at

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