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Take-Two's $12.7 billion merger with Zynga expected to close tomorrow

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, May 22 2022 2:21 PM CDT

Shareholders at Take-Two Interactive and Zynga have approved all proposals and conditions of the $12.7 billion mega-merger, and the deal is expected to close tomorrow, May 23, 2022.

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Tomorrow Take-Two Interactive will grow more than it ever has before. The company will merge with mobile F2P titan Zynga in gaming's second-largest acquisition in history. The $12.7 billion deal will further open up Take-Two's traditionally console-focused business into the billion-dollar powerhouse market of mobile gaming while creating cross run-rate synergies of hundreds of millions, saving both companies considerable spending each year.

Zynga is also expected to help bring more of Take-Two Interactive's franchises to other platforms, possibly including full mobile or free-to-play ports or standalone titles. Zynga's expertise with cross-play may also open up new doors for games like GTA Online, which could benefit tremendously from cross-platform play.

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Fortnite to get full Unreal Engine modding tools in 2022

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, May 22 2022 1:31 PM CDT

Fortnite users will soon be able to create the same caliber of content that Epic Games offers.

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Epic plans to release the Fortnite Unreal Editor sometime in 2022. This new toolset will allow gamers to create and release the same kind of in-game content that Epic offers.

"Later this year, we're going to release the Unreal Editor for Fortnite--the full capabilities that you've seen opened up--so that anybody can build very high-quality game content and code and deploy it into Fortnite without having to do a deal with us. It's open to everybody," Tim Sweeney said in a recent interview with Fast Company.

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GIGABYTE confirms X670 AORUS + AERO motherboards tease comes this week

Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Sun, May 22 2022 6:05 AM CDT

The leaks on next-gen X670 motherboards isn't stopping, now it's time for GIGABYTE officially confirming its upcoming AMD X670 motherboards, ready for the world of Zen 4 processors later this year.

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Computex 2022 kicks off tomorrow, with GIGABYTE confirming their upcoming "Power of Computing" event will see the company show off their next-gen AMD X670-based motherboards. We are expecting to see GIGABYTE's upcoming X670 AORUS Xtreme, X670 AORUS Master, X670 AORUS Pro AX, and X670 AERO D series motherboards.

GIGABYTE did confirm that their flagship X670 AORUS Xtreme motherboard will be using the "standard" X670 chipset, and not the purported X670E chipset that will offer PCIe 5.0 for both the GPU and SSD -- where some boards are only doing one, and not both. DDR5 will be a standard, however.

Continue reading: GIGABYTE confirms X670 AORUS + AERO motherboards tease comes this week (full post)

GIGABYTE goes ninja, Project Stealth PC has hidden power connectors

Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Sun, May 22 2022 5:35 AM CDT

GIGABYTE has partnered up with MAINGEAR for some beautiful new customized PC components, with a custom motherboard, graphics card, and case that makes building a PC simpler than ever.

The new AORUS Project Stealth computer assembly kit is self-explanatory, a new kit with the custom components while there's also the MAINGEAR Stealth custom gaming PCs that will be offered. GIGABYTE and MAINGEAR are offering regular ATX-compatible components, with awesome non-propietary connectors.

We have a custom motherboard, custom graphics card, and custom case -- all made to make the cables disappear from sight. It makes the PC look super-clean, and makes installation and building the PC very easy. We're talking about PCIe power connectors, PSU connectors, USB and front panel headers... all beyond easy to install, and once installed: invisible.

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ASUS X670 Prime: new rumor suggests interesting dual-chipset PCB

Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Sun, May 22 2022 5:04 AM CDT

AMD has a big week ahead of itself, with the next-gen X670 chipset launching packing both PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 technologies... and ASUS... well, they have an interesting dual-chipset board being teased.

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In a new leak we're getting to see the purported ASUS X670 Prime motherboard through a PCB diagram, with 4 x DDR5 memory slots and a single PCIe 5.0 x16 slot. ASUS is using a 14-phase VRM design. But at the bottom, we've got two chipsets -- ASUS isn't the first and won't be the last -- but we can expect next-gen high-end X670/E motherboards to be insane.

AMD's new AM5 socket uses an LGA1718 socket, supporting both DDR5 + PCIe 5.0 but also AMD's next-gen Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. The difference here with the ASUS X670 Prime motherboard over the just-teased ASRock X670E Taichi is that we have PCIe 5.0 x16 for a graphics card... not a PCIe 5.0-based SSD. If you want super-mega-ultra-fast PCIe 5.0 SSD goodness, be careful which motherboard you buy.

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ASRock teases X670 Taichi motherboard: ready for Ryzen 7000 series CPU

Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Sun, May 22 2022 4:39 AM CDT

ASRock has officially teased -- and kinda revealed -- its next-gen X670 series motherboards.

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The company teased its new AM5-based motherboards on its official YouTube channel, with the AM5-based series ready to rock and roll with AMD's next-gen Zen 4-based Ryzen 7000 series CPUs. ASRock has teased the new X670 Taichi, and introduced the X670 Taichi Carrara: a new special edition board celebrating ASRock's huge 20th birthday.

ASRock has confirmed the new X670E chipset will power its new X670E Taichi motherboards, which delivers both next-gen PCIe 5.0 and DDR5 technologies. The company has also confirmed that it "went all out" on the VRM design of its new X670 Taichi motherboards, with a beasty 26 power stages.

Continue reading: ASRock teases X670 Taichi motherboard: ready for Ryzen 7000 series CPU (full post)

AMD X670E chipset: ready for AM5 CPUs with PCIe 5.0 for GPU + SSDs

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Sun, May 22 2022 3:59 AM CDT

It looks like AMD could unveil something truly awesome at Computex 2022 in the next few days, after a new tease of AMD's next-gen X670, X670E, and B650 chipsets.

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AMD's new X670, X670E, and B650 chipsets will be ready for AMD's next-gen socket AM5 processors, which will be the home of their new Zen 4-powered Ryzen 7000 series CPUs that will arrive later this year. The new X670E will be an "Extreme" version of the chipset, that will support PCIe 5.0-capable GPUs and SSDs.

We might not see many PCIe 5.0-enabled GPUs this year, but AMD's next-gen Navi 31-based Radeon RX 7970 XT graphics card will be the first to market with PCie 5.0 x16 support. NVIDIA will be lagging behind, and Intel... well let's not even get into that, shall we? The new flagship X670E chipset will not only rock PCIe 5.0 support, but also DDR5 RAM support bringing AMD up to the same level as Intel in the high-end chipset department.

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Nintendo forecasts earnings drop as it gears up for new Switch model

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, May 22 2022 12:28 AM CDT

Nintendo's billion-dollar growth will be hindered by the ongoing supply chain crisis as forecasts show a second straight year of earnings declines.

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Nintendo expects earnings and sales drops in Fiscal Year 2023 due to semiconductor shortages and lower game sales, but Research & Development spending is at 102 billion yen (nearly $800 million), the highest R&D spending since 2002. This indicates that Nintendo is funding the development of the next-gen Switch model alongside new games.

It's also likely that Nintendo is elongating production of its new Switch model to weather the earnings drop impact and preparing for a big upward spring when the system launches. The 4K-ready Switch could be delayed past its expected FY24 release timeline and push the Switch into a sixth year.

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Nintendo FY22 hits $14.7 billion net sales, third highest of all time

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sat, May 21 2022 11:30 PM CDT

Nintendo's Fiscal Year 2022 results are in, and despite a post-pandemic dip the numbers are quite good.

Nintendo FY22 hits $14.7 billion net sales, third highest of all time 1 | TweakTown.com

Nintendo's FY22 period delivered strong results while facing an ongoing hardware shortage. The video game giant didn't achieve Fiscal Year 2021's all-time record highs in FY22, but it did beat all other non-historic fiscal year periods since the NES days back in 1983.

According to data provided by Nintendo and compiled and converted by us, the company delivered the following revenue KPIs in Fiscal 22:

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Nintendo has released over 11,000 video games in the last 39 years

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sat, May 21 2022 9:11 PM CDT

Over 11,000 physical video games have been released for Nintendo platforms across the last 39 years.

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Nintendo has updated its historical game sales figures and the results are pretty interesting. According to the data, there have been 11,235 packaged video games released for Nintendo handhelds and consoles from the NES to the Switch. These numbers include games released across all worldwide regions, but do not include digital versions of games (the Switch eShop, for example, lists over 4,000 titles).

Below we have a breakdown of the titles released versus software sales. The DS reigns supreme in both metrics with over 2,100 games released and 948.76 million games sold. The Switch is in second place with 1,417 titles released in its five-year lifespan, but in third place in sales with 822.18 million software sales as of FY22.

Continue reading: Nintendo has released over 11,000 video games in the last 39 years (full post)

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