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Slow methodical playthroughs of Cyberpunk 2077 can last over 175 hours

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Mon, Nov 23 2020 3:54 PM CST

Cyberpunk 2077 is the biggest game CD Projekt RED has ever made--and going by The Witcher 3's length, that's saying a lot. How long can the game last? Some playthroughs might take 200 hours.

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CD Projekt RED's lead QA tester Lukasz Babiel has spent over 175 hours in his current Cyberpunk 2077 playthrough, and he's still not done with everything. Granted Babiel has been playing on the hardest difficulty and taking his time in a slow and methodical pace, exploring everything the game has in store.

"That's just one of my ongoing slow paced playthroughs on the hardest difficulty where I play more stealthy than usual, loot everything, use every feature the game has to offer, I take my time," Babiel said.

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This new Cyberpunk 2077 footage features brand new RTX gameplay

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Mon, Nov 23 2020 12:42 AM CST

CD PROJEKT RED and NVIDIA have shown off some new Cyberpunk 2077 gameplay footage, showing off all the fancy RTX ray tracing effects. Check it out:

CDPR said that they worked "worked very closely with NVIDIA to bring ray tracing to the game", with Jakub Knapik, Lighting and FX Art Director at CD PROJEKT RED, explains that turning on RTX in Cyberpunk 2077 "took on a whole new level".

Knapik continued: "with ray tracing the whole idea of making this world simulator gets this extra crazy boost. First thing I like to point out is the shadows. When you have the whole city, see it through the horizon. And it's all so complex. You have antennas, buildings, cars, people, everything is super busy. And normally you need to do some shortcuts... and ray tracing is cutting the shortcuts. Everything is getting a perfect shadow".

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XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 detailed, reviews soon

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sun, Nov 22 2020 9:28 PM CST

We can expect a gigantic amount of custom Big Navi graphics cards released in the last 5 weeks before 2020 wraps up, and I'm sure many more in 2021.

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One of them is the XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 graphics card, which Tech of Tomorrow recently unboxed. The new XFX Radeon RX 6800 XT Speedster Merc 319 has a funky name, while rocking a triple-fan cooler and 2.5-slot design.

The PCB is not too long, while the huge cooler dwarfs it and runs over the PCB considerably. On the back is a very noticeable 'MERC' branding which I don't know if I'm a fan of yet -- it really overtakes the entire XFX branding which I think I would prefer blown up that big on the back of the card with maybe some RGB lighting behind it.

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AMD Radeon RX 6800 XT breaks 3DMark world record under LN2 cooling

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sun, Nov 22 2020 8:46 PM CST

It was only a few days ago that overclocker 'Lucky_n00b' used his Radeon RX 6800 XT to break HWBOT's 3DMark FireStrike record -- and now that record has been crushed by Chinese overclocker Takakou from TecLab.

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AMD's own reference Radeon RX 6800 XT graphics card was used to break the 3DMark FireStrike record that Lucky_n00b just set, but instead of just LN2 cooling the Ryzen 9 5950X processor like Lucky_n00b did, Takakou LN2 cooled both the Radeon RX 6800 XT and Ryzen 9 5950X.

Takakou pushed his system to achieve 61,831 graphics score and 48,890 overall in 3DMark FireStrike, enough to nudge out Lucky_n00b and his 59,606 graphics score and 47,932 total. The key difference here is that the LN2 cooled Radeon RX 6800 XT was able to hit 2.8GHz while the air-cooled card hit 2.65GHz.

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Scope out this ASUS ROG STRIX Radeon RX 6800 XT liquid cooled card

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Sun, Nov 22 2020 8:09 PM CST

ASUS is preparing its new ROG STRIX Radeon RX 6800 XT Liquid Cooled graphics card, check it out:

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We have here a custom Radeon RX 6800 XT with hybrid cooling through an all-in-one (AIO) solution on a 240mm radiator. Normally we see thinner cards when they're liquid cooled, but ASUS has opted with a dual-slot design with what should be a larger, thicker blower-style cooler.

VideoCardz released the photos, adding that some of the renders "feature all the cabling necessary to provide power and RGB signal to the fans, and to put it midly, it does not look that great". VC notes that along with the dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors there will be 6 cables and 2 tubes.

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Cyberpunk 2077 PS4 copies released early, gameplay footage leaks out

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, Nov 22 2020 6:42 PM CST

PS4 copies of Cyberpunk 2077 are leaking out (possibly at a distributor level) and gamers are streaming the game online. Beware of massive spoilers!

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Lots of Cyberpunk 2077 footage and spoilers are bound to pop up in the next few days as PS4 game discs have apparently shipped out ahead of schedule. CD Projekt RED's massive FPS-RPG is due out on December 10, but retailers might have slipped up and released North American versions of the game in the last week.

We won't be linking to the uploaded leaks out of respect to CDPR, but I've seen them and I can say the game is worth the wait. I think this is something we all knew already, though. The leaked games confirm Cyberpunk 2077 consists of two Blu-ray discs (one's like a data disc, and the other is probably the play disc) and also comes with a fold-out map, some postcards, stickers, and a game booklet. The physical version sure sounds like the way to go.

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PS5 lets you edit screenshots and video as you play games

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, Nov 22 2020 5:56 PM CST

The PS5 has a bunch of nifty features and functions that don't interrupt gameplay, like being able to edit content made with the Create button.

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The PS5 is built on a few simple premises: Seamless immersion, amazing gameplay experiences, and functionality. The console's high-speed SSD allows games to actually respect your time with ultra-fast loading. But the PS5 also saves you time with its uniquely-layered UI.

The system will actually let you do many things while you're gaming. The new control center quick-launch bar lets you navigate to critical settings like downloads/uploads, check friend messages, and even launch music. Pressing the PS button also brings up on-screen cards in a picture-in-picture window that lets you view, edit, and share content you've created without leaving the game.

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You can play with mouse and keyboard in AC Valhalla, Cold War on PS5

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, Nov 22 2020 1:48 PM CST

The PlayStation 5 natively supports mouse and keyboard as peripherals, but it's up to specific games to actually use them. Now we know of them of them.

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PS5 owners can hook up both wired USB and Bluetooth mice and keyboards to their consoles for a PC-esque experience. M&K also extends to certain games to possibly give you an edge on the battlefield. Both Assassin's Creed Valhalla and Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War feature mouse and keyboard support baked right in, complete with keymapping, sensitivity controls, and more.

The features aren't perfect though. The console didn't supply enough power for my Tesoro Durandal Spectrum RGB keyboard--no RGB and keypresses didn't work--so I had to use a spare membrane keyboard for testing. My G.Skill Ripjaws MX780 mouse worked, but not tremendously well. The high DPI felt kind of funky while aiming and there seemed to be some lag here and there.

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Prime users get this awesome Assassin's Creed Valhalla gear set

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Sun, Nov 22 2020 12:02 PM CST

If you've got Assassin's Creed Valhalla and are subscribed to Amazon Prime, be sure to grab this free gearset to boost Eivor's inventory.

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Ubisoft's new Viking-themed Assassin's Creed game is kind of stingy on armor and weapons. I've been playing for a while now and haven't really found that much great gear. Luckily Twitch has you covered with a pretty powerful new item set to boost your skills.

Twitch Prime Gaming is currently giving away an exclusive set of mythical gear free for all Amazon Prime subscribers. The set hearkens to the Frankish kings of the Carolingian dynasty. The armor and weapons aren't just powerful, but they're also pretty stylish and bring a real sense of regality to Eivor's wardrobe. The gear is from the Bear tree, there's 3 rune slots, and the armor can be upgraded 10 times.

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Early Amazon Black Friday Deals: Up to 40% off Sony Ultra HD TV's

Jak Connor | Deals | Sun, Nov 22 2020 3:32 AM CST

We are about to enter a week of wild early Black Friday deals ahead of November 27th, where the deals are really going to get crazy.

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To start the deals off nice and early, Amazon has already slashed prices across many Sony TV variants. All of the TV's that feature discounts of up to 40% are 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV with HDR, and depending on what TV you have now, this could be a really good time to upgrade.

If you own an old Full-HD TV that has a resolution of 1920x1080p, I would suggest (if you can afford it) that it's time you take advantage of the coming Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals. In this article's entirety, you will find each of the Sony TVs that have discounts, check them out, and happy shopping!

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