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Guardians of the Galaxy demands 150GB storage on the PC

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Oct 17 2021 10:58 PM CDT

Guardians of the Galaxy made the big crossover from the comic books to the movies under the direction of Suicide Squad reboot director James Gunn, but now the franchise is making it into the world of games.

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Guardians of the Galaxy is coming to the PC and now we have the PC system requirements, where you'll need Windows 10 64-bit at a very minimum, 8GB of system RAM, and a huge 150GB of storage. CPU wise you're going to need an Intel Core i5-4460 or AMD Ryzen 5 1400 processor, while the developer recommends an Intel Core i7-4790 or AMD Ryzen 5 1600.

As for the graphics card, Guardians of the Galaxy PC system requirements for the minimum GPU are an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 or AMD Radeon RX 570 graphics card, while a GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER or Radeon RX 590 is recommended. Guardians of the Galaxy has NVIDIA DLSS support, so you will be able to drive much higher resolutions without sacrificing performance too much at all.

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Baldur's Gate 3 gets crazy huge 88% perf boost at 4K, with NVIDIA DLSS

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Oct 17 2021 10:27 PM CDT

NVIDIA doesn't stop work on expanding game support for its DLSS technology, with Baldur's Gate 3 receiving a DLSS update and some very impressive performance improvements.

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Baldur's Gate 3 can run at an impressive 4K 60FPS on the more mid-range GeForce RTX 3060 Ti graphics card, and an even more impressive 110FPS+ average on the GeForce RTX 3080 Ti. Without DLSS, we're looking at 4K 34FPS average on the RTX 3060 Ti, and just 54FPS average on the RTX 3080 Ti.

This isn't the only new game to get DLSS support, with NVIDIA pushing DLSS into Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Rise of the Tomb Raider as well as DEATHLOOP, Alan Wake: Remasterted, the Crysis Remastered Trilogy, and more. DLSS not only improves performance but for older games where pushing 120FPS+ is easy, you can switch to Quality Mode on DLSS and enjoy a better-looking game and more performance.

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US becomes best place on Earth for Bitcoin mining, overtakes China

Anthony Garreffa | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Sun, Oct 17 2021 9:47 PM CDT

The US has overtaken China as the #1 destination in the world for mining Bitcoin.

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That's at least according to the very latest data from Cambridge Bitcoin Electricity Consumption Index (CBECI) that tracks the energy consumption of Bitcoin mining across the world. The data shows that the US is making up 42.7% of the Bitcoin network hashrate.

China banned Bitcoin mining a few months ago, and has quickly allowed the US to increase its foothold on the Bitcoin mining world. The US went from around 17% global hashrate of Bitcoin mining back in April 2021, to a huge 35% in August 2021. Since China pushed crypto miners out of the country, they've been finding other countries to operate and the US has become a haven for Bitcoin mining operations.

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DEATHLOOP update on PC adds NVIDIA DLSS, improved ray tracing perf

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Sun, Oct 17 2021 9:20 PM CDT

DEATHLOOP has been updated with the PC and PlayStation 5 versions of the game both receiving updates, with the PC version of the game receiving NVIDIA DLSS support and more.

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The new DEATHLOOP Game Update 1 also fixes issues with dropped frames and hitches in camera movement, support for NVIDIA's game-changing DLSS technology, and support for Sony DualSense controller audio. There are many more improvements across the board, with performance and stability improved with the developer noting "especially with ray tracing" enabled in DEATHLOOP.

There's now a poor connection quality indicator in DEATHLOOP, up in the right-hand corner of your screen, and improved audio mix quality. The developer has tweaked a bunch of different parts of the game ranging from mines, turrets, and fireworks through to achievements, and more in this new update. The full list is below:

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GALAX unveils LEGO-inspired GAMER DDR5 memory, ready for Alder Lake

Anthony Garreffa | RAM | Sun, Oct 17 2021 8:48 PM CDT

I think you could build one of the most unique-looking gaming PCs with GALAX's upcoming LEGO-ready GAMER DDR5 memory. I mean, just check it out:

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Intel's upcoming 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs will be ready for the world of DDR5 memory, with new Z690 motherboards to take in GALAX's new LEGO-themed GALAX DDR5 RGB memory. Better yet, it's not just LEGO-themed but LEGO-compatible: you can actually physically attach other bits of LEGO to this DDR5 RAM.

GALAX will have its new LEGO-compatible GAMER DDR5 RGB memory available in both red and blue, with an ARGB lighting strip and interlocking mechanism included -- and will work with LEGO and other brick systems. It's a pretty cool thing to see, something a little unique in a world of same-ol-same-ol.

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Elon Musk flies past Jeff Bezos, once again world's richest man by far

Anthony Garreffa | Business, Financial & Legal | Sun, Oct 17 2021 8:12 PM CDT

Warren Buffet is worth $103 billion, Mark Zuckerberg is worth $121 billion, Bill Gates is worth $130 billion, Jeff Bezos is worth $197 billion... but Elon Musk beats them all with a net worth of $236 billion.

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The SpaceX and Tesla founder is now worth an incredible $236,000,000,000 compared to his filthy peasant friends worth less than $200 billion. Musk has been battling Amazon and Blue Origin founder -- and recent space explorer, Jeff Bezos -- for the top spot. Between Musk, Bezos, and Bernard Arnault there's some incredible wealth... but why the sudden surge for Musk?

$60 billion has been added onto Musk's net worth this year thanks to Tesla stock increases, as well as a recent share sale at SpaceX which saw the company valued at over $100 billion. This added another $11 billion to the net worth of Musk and helped bump him over $200B+ net worth.

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MSI's next-gen Z690 motherboards teased, flagship MEG Z690 Ace appears

Anthony Garreffa | Motherboards | Sun, Oct 17 2021 7:42 PM CDT

MSI has started teasing its next-gen motherboards, all geared and ready for Intel's upcoming 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs and the world of DDR5 RAM and PCIe 5.0 technology.

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The flagship MSI MEG Z690 Ace motherboard is teased here with its black, silver, and gold accents and man... does it look good from this tiny tease. There's also the new MSI Z690-based MPG and MAG series motherboards teased here, but the MEG Z690 Ace motherboard is the standout one here for me.

We should expect a much higher-end, and much more expensive enthusiast MEG Z690 Godlike motherboard... but for now MSI's flagship Z690-based motherboard would be the Z690 Ace. There will be a new MEG Unify motherboard, as well as mid-range MPG series that will be split into the Carbon Wi-Fi, Edge Wi-Fi, and Force Wi-Fi which will all drop soon.

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Corsair's next-gen AIO liquid cooler tease, ready for Intel Alder Lake

Anthony Garreffa | Cases, Cooling & PSU | Sun, Oct 17 2021 7:05 PM CDT

Intel is days away from launching its new 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPUs and with it, will be a slew of new cooling solutions -- one of which is from Corsair and their new AIO liquid cooler.

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Corsair's new AIO liquid cooler looks great, with a radically tweaked LCD panel on the CPU cooler that will show you CPU cooler temperatures, pump speeds, animated graphics, and more. Corsair's new AIO liquid cooler will be compatible with Intel's next-gen Alder Lake CPUs on the LGA1700 socket.

The photos in this article were provided by VideoCardz and had Corsair using its new AIO liquid cooler on an undisclosed Intel 12th Gen Core "Alder Lake" CPU inside of an ASUS PRIME Z690 motherboard and in-house Corsair Vengeance DDR5 memory. The company will be making its next-gen AIO liquid cooler in both 240mm and 360mm designs.

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Infinity Ward hiring 53 developers for its new Austin, Texas studio

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, Oct 17 2021 4:23 PM CDT

Infinity Ward is ramping up its development teams across the board to work in 2022's new Modern Warfare sequel.

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Infinity Ward recently expanding its reach with a new studio based in Austin, Texas. The team is already on a hiring spree with 53 job positions available, ranging from IT specialists to programmers, engineers, rendering artists, AI experts, narrative leads that command the story, and even a chief technology officer that will "build and lead an engineering team to create the next generation of technology for the world's premiere FPS franchise."

Following 2019's Modern Warfare, reports say Infinity Ward is developing a direct sequel that will serve as 2022's annual Call of Duty game.

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GTA remaster trilogy likely coming to Steam as per discovered SteamIDs

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, Oct 17 2021 3:04 PM CDT

Rockstar's new Grand Theft Auto trilogy remaster is likely coming to Steam sometime after it launches first on the Rockstar Launcher.

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It looks like the GTA trilogy remaster is also releasing on Steam, which makes sense as the original trilogy has been pulled from the platform. As spotted by GTA Forums' Tez2, SteamIDs for all three games were found in files from the Rockstar Launcher, and the SteamDB database has updated listings to reflect the changes.

Here's the links from SteamDB:

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