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Samsung's insane 85-inch 8K TV is $3500 cheaper in Black Friday sales

Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Sat, Nov 27 2021 8:39 PM CST

If you want one of the very ultimate TVs on the market, well you're in luck -- Samsung has shaved a huge $3500 its beautiful, and gargantuan 85-inch Class QN800A Samsung Neo QLED 8K Smart TV.

This is the very latest 2021 model with the 8K side of things giving you a huge 7680 x 4320 @ 60Hz, while 4K is offered at a much-smoother 120Hz. In Samsung's own words: "Feel the power of every frame with 33 million pixels that provide an incredible sense depth and clarity, all with four times the resolution of 4K".

For watching 8K content you're going to be stretching it... there's no native 8K movies out, but there are plenty of gorgeous 8K videos on YouTube and then there's 8K gaming on the PC. I've run a bunch of 8K benchmarks across the years, and you're going to need (not just want) the very best graphics card you can find which is the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090 with its 24GB of ultra-fast GDDR6X memory.

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Intel 4th Gen Arc 'Druid' GPU teased for 2025, fights RTX 6090 SUPER

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sat, Nov 27 2021 7:48 PM CST

Intel has laid out its GPU roadmap right into 2025 and beyond, with what will start with the Intel 1st Gen Arc "Alchemist" GPU launching in Q2 2022 for the desktop and Q1 2022 for mobile.

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But in a few years, we're going to see the Intel 4th Gen Arc "Druid" GPU arrive and that should be sometime in 2025. In a new tweet, Intel Arc Community Advocate and Driver Guru, @theBryceIsRt, replied to @Freeman2352 who joked and tweeted "2025: RTX 6090 Super | 800W".

Bryce replied, tweeting: "If all goes well, that could be when Intel ARC 'Druid' cards comes out" and ends it with adding "game on" with a controller emoticon and nice little wink tease. Interestingly, he used "ARC" in all caps which was recently noted to be "Arc" without the all-caps -- OCD to the side, the 4th Gen Arc "Druid" GPU should drop in 2025 which isn't tooooo far away.

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AMD launches Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition costs $2000

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sat, Nov 27 2021 7:10 PM CST

AMD has unleashed its highest-end Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition graphics card for the DIY market in Europe.

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The Radeon RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled Edition graphics card sees AMD using a pre-binned Navi 21 XTXH GPU, with some of the very highest RDNA 2 GPU clocks in the wild. AMD explains: "AMD will be making a limited number of Radeon RX 6900 XT liquid-cooled reference design graphics cards available to select system integrators".

"System integrators are a critical part of the gaming ecosystem and offering this model through their channels helps ensure that as many of these products as possible get into gamers hands".

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New Marvel MMORPG coming from DC Universe Online devs Dimensional Ink

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sat, Nov 27 2021 6:23 PM CST

A new MMORPG based on a Marvel IP is currently in development...what could it be?

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Dimensional Ink, the studio that helped make big live service games like Star Wars Galaxies and the 10 year-old DC Universe Online, is developing a new MMORPG based on the Marvel universe. The news was discovered in an earnings report from Swedish games-maker Enad Global 7 (the parent of Dimensional Ink, Daybreak Games, and others).

The brief confirms the new MMORPG is a AAA-class project that takes place in an undisclosed Marvel property. Dimensional Ink boss Jack Emmert will lead development at the Austin-based studio (Dimensional Ink used to be Daybreak Games Austin and was re-branded in January 2020).

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Sony faces class action lawsuit for gender pay discrimination

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sat, Nov 27 2021 5:31 PM CST

Sony Interactive Entertainment is being sued for alleged gender pay discrimination.

Ex-Sony employee Emma Lee Majo has filed a class action lawsuit against the company that alleges widespread and global gender pay gaps. Majo, who served 6 years as an IT Security Risk Analyst at Sony, says that the billion-dollar firm favors males with promotions an higher pay for the same jobs that women held.

"Sony tolerates and cultivates a work environment that discriminates against female employees, including female employees and those who identify as female. Female employees are subjected to continuoing unlawful disparate treatment in pay and work opportunities,"the lawsuit claims.

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Activision-Blizzard forms new Workplace Responsibility Committee

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sat, Nov 27 2021 4:22 PM CST

Activision-Blizzard has formed a new Workplace Responsibility Committee as part of its ongoing response to troubling abuse and misconduct within the company.

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Activision released a press release detailing its new internal committee focused on holding management accountable for new cultural reforms. The Workplace Responsibility Committee will task Activision's CEO Bobby Kotick and the Chief Compliance Officer with establishing new policies aimed at stamping out harassment and the sexual abuse allegations that currently surround the billion-dollar firm.

The committee will serve as a middle man between chief executives and the board, frequently delivering reports and updates to the board of directors (who fully support CEO Bobby Kotick).

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Epic Games CEO: Metaverse could be the next trillion-dollar economy

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Nov 26 2021 6:51 PM CST

Fortnite mogul Tim Sweeney says the nascent and ambiguous Metaverse could become a trillion-dollar industry.

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Right now video games are the most lucrative part of the entertainment industry. Analyst firm Newzoo predicts gaming will make $175 billion in 2021, and $200 billion in 2023. But what happens if the entire entertainment industry melds together with one another with a pinch of social networking too?

That's essentially the driving force behind the Metaverse, gaming's newest buzzword that's being bandied about by the likes of Facebook (who believes so strongly in the Metaverse they changed their name to Meta), Google, Microsoft, and Epic Games (and a concept originally envisioned by novels like Ready Player One). The Fortnite-maker has ambitious plans for the Metaverse and is buying up key companies like Harmonix to "make music for the Metaverse."

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Epic CEO Tim Sweeney wants a single games storefront on all platforms

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Nov 26 2021 6:13 PM CST

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney calls for a single storefront that works across all platforms...but that's very unlikely to happen.

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Epic's Tim Sweeney has a wildly ambitious idea to unify and centralize video games under one store. The idea is to make a digital marketplace--like, say, the Epic Games Store--where game purchases carry across all platforms. It could go even further with cross-over purchases; think of it as a storefront that supports Play Anywhere: Buy a game once on PC, play it on PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, and even mobiles.

"What the world really needs now is a single store that works with all platforms," Sweeney said at the Global Conference for Mobile Application Ecosystem Fairness in Seoul, South Korea.

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PureVPN has 5 years for $79 plus a 10% off discount this Black Friday

Sponsored Content | Deals | Fri, Nov 26 2021 12:11 PM CST

PureVPN reached out to us with an epic Black Friday deal for its VPN service. You can get an incredible 5 years of VPN for just $79. However, TweakTown readers have also been offered an additional 10% discount using code "discount10", bringing the total price down to just $71.10, or $14.22 per year and only just over $1 per month.

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Why choose PureVPN? Besides, the great Black Friday deal we have for you right here, here are some other reasons:

  • Up to 20Gbits Servers
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  • Access to 75+ Channels
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Black Friday: Windows 10 Pro for only $13 + free upgrade to Windows 11

Sponsored Content | Deals | Fri, Nov 26 2021 11:15 AM CST

A key store reached out to us with some great deals for its Black Friday sales event. Below, you will find some epic deals on not only Windows 10, but also Microsoft's newest operating system, Windows 11. There's also some hot deals on Microsoft Office (2016 and 2019), as well as some super bundle deals for Windows and Office together. Happy shopping!

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35% off code: TT25 (will be switched to 25% or 30% after November ends)

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