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New Resident Evil Village demo: Everything you need to know

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Apr 16 2021 6:49 PM CDT

Capcom will release a new playable Resident Evil Village gameplay demo across PlayStation, Xbox, and PC, but there's some restrictions. Here's everything you need to know.

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Capcom plans to roll out a gameplay demo for its latest Resident Evil game. There are two playable sections in the game: One for the Village area, and one for the Castle. The Resident Evil 8 demo is only playable for a limited time, and gamers will only have up to 30 minutes per area. You can play either or both of the levels in any amount of gameplay increments that add up to 60 minutes. Combined, gamers will be able to play a total of 60 minutes of Resident Evil 8.

The demo will release on PS4, PS5, Xbox One/S/X, Xbox Series X/S, Steam, and Google Stadia. PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 owners get priority, and can start pre-loading the demo right now. PlayStation gamers can start playing before other platforms.

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Resident Evil 8: 4K 45FPS on PS5, Xbox Series X with ray tracing on

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Apr 16 2021 6:14 PM CDT

Capcom has significantly optimized its proprietary RE Engine to squeeze out high-end performance on next-gen PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles.

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Capcom just released its revised Resident Evil VIII perf targets for current- and next-gen console hardware, showing how much care and attention they've put into the game. On the PS5, Resident Evil Village can hit 4K 60FPS at default, and then 4K 30FPS in high-resolution mode with HDR, which implies this is native 4K and not upscaled.

The most impressive target is RE8 running at 4K 45FPS with ray-tracing turned on, which is no small feat especially for a shooter (Devil May Cry 5, the first game Capcom shipped with ray tracing, hit 1080p 60FPS with RT on but that's an entirely different type of game).

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Hitman dev's new IP: multiplayer game built on a 'brand new concept'

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Apr 16 2021 5:29 PM CDT

IO Interactive finally spills more details on its unannounced new IP, and the game appears to be an innovative multiplayer game with a fresh concept.

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Right now Hitman developer IO Interactive is working on three projects: Hitman 3 DLC (and possibly another Hitman game), a new James Bond game codenamed Project 007, and a new IP. We've known about IO Interactive's new IP since 2017, but not much info has been gleaned--until now.

Following a new studio expansion, IO is currently hiring 21 people for the new project, which will be spear-headed by its Malmo, Sweden-based studio. The job listings show the game is in very early stages, though; the roles range from higher-level executive producers to technical and gameplay directors. One listing in particular reveals potential scope for the project.

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Hitman dev expands to tackle biggest projects ever

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Apr 16 2021 4:44 PM CDT

Hitman developer IO Interactive is gearing up and expanding its team to work on its most ambitious projects yet.

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Today IO Interactive has opened a new studio in Barcelona, Spain, and marks the team's third major studio alongside IOI Malmo (launched in 2019) and IOI Copenhagen (main HQ site). The announcement comes little over a week after company CEO Hakan Abrak teased "maybe sometime soon we'll launch a third location."

IOI Barcelona will work closely with the teams in Malmo, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark on the company's trio of games, which include a new James Bond game codenamed Project 007, new Hitman content (IO says new Hitman sequel is possible), and an unannounced IP. The new Project 007 game will be the biggest title IO has haver tackled, complete with an all-original story arc and new in-game innovations.

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Square Enix has no plans to sell, hasn't received buyout offers

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Fri, Apr 16 2021 2:43 PM CDT

Earlier this morning Bloomberg reported that multiple companies were interested in buying Square Enix. The news came from M&A expert firm CTFN who sourced info from two anonymous bankers. Now Square Enix has stepped in to set the record straight.

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Square Enix has shut down rumors of a potential buyout, saying that it has no plans to sell itself or its gaming division. The publisher says it wasn't even approached by a potential buyer.

"Bloomberg has reported today that there is interest from several buyers to acquire Square Enix. However, this report is not based on any announcement by SQUARE ENIX HOLDINGS CO., LTD. We do not consider selling off the company or any part of its businesses, nor have we received any offer from any third party to acquire the company or any part of its businesses,"the company announced.

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Texas students created Snapchat group to buy black classmates for $1

Jak Connor | Apps | Fri, Apr 16 2021 8:34 AM CDT

Aledo high school students at Daniel Ninth Grade Campus located in Northern Texas set up a Snapchat group to pretend to sell their black classmates.

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Screenshots of the Snapchat group revealed the group's name being changed from "Slave Trade" that showed emojis of a black man, a gun, and a white police officer to "[racial slur] Farm" and then to "[racial slur] Auction". Additionally, the screenshots reveal one person stating they would buy a peer for $100 and a second student saying they would spend $1 to buy a black person.

In other screenshots, it was mentioned that one student was "sold," and according to a report from Star-Telegraph, when Principal Carolyn Ansley found out a problem, she sent out an email mentioning that the Snapchat group was "an incident of cyberbullying and harassment." Parents that received this email voice their concerns over the lack of acknowledgment towards the blatant racism.

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ASRock debuts new Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula graphics card

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Thu, Apr 15 2021 10:48 PM CDT

ASRock has just released its new custom Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula graphics card, an impressive new custom Big Navi powered GPU. Check it out:

AMD has given ASRock its full-fat Big Navi 21 XTXH GPU for the new Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula graphics card, which ASRock has a 2295MHz Game and 2475MHz Boost GPU clock out of the box -- and I'm sure some room to move in regards to overclocking.

There's of course 16GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory bus and 128MB of Infinity Cache, while the triple-fan OC Formula 3X cooling system will keep the entire card cool. ASRock provides the usual 3 x DisplayPort 1.4 and 1 x HDMI 2.1 for display connectivity on the Radeon RX 6900 XT OC Formula graphics card.

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CPU-Z now supports Intel's next-gen Alder Lake CPUs and DDR5 RAM

Anthony Garreffa | Software | Thu, Apr 15 2021 10:14 PM CDT

CPU-Z now supports Intel's next-gen Alder Lake CPUs within weeks of the release of the 11th Gen Core "Rocket Lake" CPUs, with the new software also having preliminary support for DDR5 memory.

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The new CPU-Z 1.96 release provides preliminary support for Intel's next-gen Alder Lake CPUs and their accompanied Z600 series platform, preliminary support for now-being-tested DDR5 memory, AMD's new Ryzen 7 5700G, 5600G and 5300G APUs that were announced just days ago, and the already-released AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT, 6800 (& XT), 6700 XT GPUs.

DDR5 memory between 4800 all the way through to the mind-boggling 8400 MT/s is now supported by CPU-Z, with mere mortals like us not having our hands-on with DDR5 memory. Intel's new Alder Lake platform will be the first to support DDR5 to mainstream users, gamers, and everyone in between -- while AMD will debut DDR5 support with their new Zen 4-based Ryzen 6000 series CPUs in 2022.

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MSI unleashes its new water-cooled GeForce RTX 3080 Sea Hawk X

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Thu, Apr 15 2021 9:38 PM CDT

MSI announced its water-cooled GeForce RTX 3080 Sea Hawk X earlier this year, but in the middle of the biggest GPU shortage of all time -- the company has now launched the GeForce RTX 3080 Sea Hawk X.

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The new MSI GeForce RTX 3080 Sea Hawk X graphics card is a new custom AIO-cooled GeForce RTX 3080 with a 240nm radiator and 2 x 120mm MSI Torx 4.0 fans. MSI is using a new "low profile" liquid pump that it co-designed with water cooling company Asetek.

MSI attaches the pump to a huge micro-fin copper base that spans across both the Ampere GPU and 10GB of GDDR6X memory, with the GPU boost at 1785MHz I'm sure there will be room for overclocking. MSI is using a fully custom PCB on the GeForce RTX 3080 Sea Hawk X while the card will require dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

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AORUS WaterForce X CPU coolers work with Intel's new LGA1700 socket

Anthony Garreffa | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Thu, Apr 15 2021 8:55 PM CDT

GIGABYTE's upcoming AORUS WaterForce X CPU coolers will work with Intel's next-gen Alder Lake platform and its new LGA1700 socket.

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Like with any other CPU socket changes you will need a new bracket or an upgrade kit for your cooler, but if you're going to buy a new cooler -- like the new AORUS WaterForce X CPU coolers -- then you'll be fine when Intel launches its new 12th Gen Core CPUs on the new LGA1700 socket later in the year.

All 3 of the AORUS WaterForce X coolers -- in 360mm, 280mm, and 240mm form will support Intel's new LGA1700 socket, with beautiful full-color 60 x 60mm LCDs. GIGABYTE already supports LGA2066, LGA2011, LGA1366, LGA115x, and AMD TR4, AM4, and sTRX4 with its AORUS WaterForce X CPU coolers, but the addition of LGA1700 is great to see this early into the game.

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