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Here's 5 things you will 100% need when a second coronavirus wave hits

Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | May 27, 2020 at 2:33 am CDT

No one wants to be caught off guard by a second coronavirus outbreak if there happens to be one, and with some medical professionals saying there is a high possibility of another outbreak on the horizon, it's best to be prepared.

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So what will you need to be prepared? Basically, everything you rushed to by amid this coronavirus outbreak. To make things a little easier, I have compiled a list of the five things that everyone should stock up on just in case there is a second wave of coronavirus. If a second wave does hit, these items will be a lot harder to find, so I'd be very mindful of when they come into stock and if they do grab a few spares just in case.

What are the items? They are nothing out of the normal, just the general hand sanitizer, face masks, paper towels, toilet paper, and a chest freezer. If you are interested in seeing the pricing for each of these items, I have compiled a list in the entirety of this article.

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AMD releases Radeon Adrenalin 2020 20.4.2 drivers, grab them here

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | May 27, 2020 at 12:30 am CDT

AMD has just released a new set of Radeon drivers which include support for both Gears Tactics, and Predator: Hunting Grounds.

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The new AMD Radeon Adrenalin 2020 20.4.2 drivers include the usual bug fixes and issues being fixed up, with AMD fixing [email protected] issues with Radeon RX Vega class graphics cards. Overwatch players get some "intermittent crash" issues when entering a game or playing for extended periods.

  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.4.2 Driver for Windows® 10 64-bit -- download here.
  • Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 20.4.2 Driver for Windows® 7 64-bit -- download here.

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GTA 6's 2023 release possibly outed by Take-Two's SEC financial report

Derek Strickland | Gaming | May 27, 2020 at 12:00 am CDT

UPDATE: Take-Two tells GamesIndustry.biz the marketing spend is only for third-party games, not internally-developed titles like Grand Theft Auto 6.

Take-Two plans to spend $89 million on marketing in FY2024, which likely coincides with GTA 6's launch timing.

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Take-Two's recent Form 10-K SEC filing might've inadvertently confirmed GTA 6's release window. The form shows Rockstar's parent company Take-Two Interactive plans to spend $89.2 million in Fiscal Year 2024, which indicates something big is on the way. Companies typically spend big on marketing the same year AAA games release.

In this case, Take-Two plans to spend more money on marketing than it has in the past 7 years. It will spend 80% more on marketing in FY2024 than it spent when Red Dead Redemption 2 released in FY2019. It's worth noting these plans shift all the time. The massive marketing surge was originally supposed to happen in FY2023 (April 1, 2022 - March 31, 2023), but as of this month Take-Two has pushed the marketing spending jump to FY2024 (April 1, 2023 - March 31, 2024).

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AMD's next-gen Ryzen 6000 APU: Zen 3+ CPU, RDNA 2 GPU expected in 2022

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | May 26, 2020 at 11:23 pm CDT

AMD has a gigantic pipeline of products coming out over the coming years, but there is a metric boat load of new information that has just leaked through Expreview.

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The new Ryzen 6000 series APUs are known as "Rembrandt" and is a massive upgrade over current APUs, where it will pack the new Zen 3+ CPU architecture, and upcoming RDNA 2 GPU architecture. We're expecting AMD to make the new Rembrandt APU on TSMC's new 6nm node (which is an optimized version of TSMC's N7).

AMD's next-gen Zen 3+ architecture will have a bunch of improvements over the current Zen 2 chips that are here, but it is the GPU side that is interesting. AMD will replace Vega GPU cores with RDNA 2 GPU cores, which will surely provide a gigantic leap in performance -- especially considering this is an APU.

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Haven't watched Dark on Netflix? Don't watch this Season 3 trailer

Anthony Garreffa | TV, Movies & Home Theatre | May 26, 2020 at 10:21 pm CDT

Seriously, if you haven't watched Dark on Netflix -- you really should check it out. It is a truly game-changing show, and it is so complex I don't even know how to describe it.

Anyway, it is is a suspenseful series from Baran bo Odar and Jantje Friese that had a fantastic first season, and even better second season with a truly nail-biting finale. It was a mystery if season three was coming, and now we know as there is a trialer (above). If you don't want to be spoiled (like me) then don't watch it (but we both know you want to, because I do, too).

Dark's new season is called "The final cycle", with the teaser trailer above unveiling that the show's final season will be ready to binge on Netflix on June 27. For a quick TL;DR on Dark, its Wikipedia explains it (without spoilers) as: "Set in the fictitious town of Winden, Germany, Dark concerns the aftermath of a child's disappearance which exposes the secrets of, and hidden connections among, four estranged families as they slowly unravel a sinister time travel conspiracy which spans three generations. Throughout the series, Dark explores the existential implications of time and its effects upon human nature".

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You can use this mod to ride your own bike in Grand Theft Auto V

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | May 26, 2020 at 9:11 pm CDT

If you've got the room in your gaming space as well as your own bike, you can get it rigged up for some indoor cycling -- in one of the most interesting mods I've seen for Grand Theft Auto V.

The new GTBikeV mod lets you use your real bike to ride around the virtual streets of Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto V. Not just that, but you can also do some drive by shootings and cause general havoc in the game, all while getting fit in your living room.

Makinolo, the creator of the mod, explains GTBikeV: "GTBikeV is a mod for GTA V that turns a smart bike trainer, or turbo trainer, into the game controller, making your game time actual training time. You'll have a cycling workout inmersed (sic.) in the GTA V world environment".

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Here's the results of Intel's new Core i9-10900K after it's delidded

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | May 26, 2020 at 8:30 pm CDT

Intel launched its new flagship gaming CPU in the Core i9-10900K (our review here) barely a week ago, packing 10 cores and 20 threads of Comet Lake goodness. Well, now overclocker 'der8auer' has delidded it with some interesting results. Check out his video:

He compares Intel's new Core i9-10900K processor up against some previous-gen chips in the Core i9-9900K and Core i7-8700K. All of these chips are different as well, with the 10900K being a 10C/20T chip, the 9900K is an 8C/16T chip, while the 8700K is a 6C/12T chip.

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In the image above we have a comparison between the dies of the Core i9-10900K, Core i9-9900K, and the Core i7-8700K. Nerd porn, really.

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Achievement Unlocked: there's now an Xbox clothing line

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | May 26, 2020 at 7:26 pm CDT

You probably didn't want it, but it's coming anyway: Microsoft has just unveiled its official Xbox clothing line.

The company teamed with Meta Threads on the Xbox clothing line, which has on offer: hoodies, t-shirts, joggers, and more. Not just that, but alongside the Xbox clothes we have some Minecraft, Gears of War, Forza, Halo, Sea of Thieves, Mixer, and other brands and franchises that Microsoft owns along with Xbox. Check out the entire range here.

If you want pure Xbox clothes, there's the Curvilinear Hoodie for $60, a long sleeve tee for $35, a flex tee for $25, and a bomber jacket for $80. There's a bunch of other Xbox clothes on offer here.

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Mafia II: Definitive Edition drops to 20FPS on current-gen consoles

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | May 26, 2020 at 6:33 pm CDT

It was just two weeks ago now when 2K Games announced its new Mafia Trilogy, a new definitive collection of their infamous crime drama franchise. While it looks absolutely stunning in its remake goodness, it's not fairing too well on consoles:

Mafia II: Definitive Edition in particular has some major issues on consoles, with the in-depth folks at Digital Foundry ripping Mafia II: Definitive Edition apart and seeing how it ticks. The Xbox One and PS4 versions of the game don't run the game at 4K -- this includes the flagship Xbox One X and PlayStation 4 Pro consoles.

But it gets worse: the console versions of Mafia II: Definitive Edition see performance drop down to just 20FPS.

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AMD's new Ryzen 9 3900XT beats Intel Core i9-10900K in this benchmark

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | May 26, 2020 at 5:41 pm CDT

It came out of nowhere, then we began hearing non-stop news about AMD's new Matisse Refresh and now we have some early leaked benchmark results on the purported Ryzen 9 3900XT, Ryzen 7 3800XT, and Ryzen 5 3600XT processors.

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The new benchmark results are coming from CPU-monkey, which has a database with a bunch of processors and their performance numbers. AMD hasn't confirmed these Matisse Refresh CPUs, and we're looking at leaked benchmarks -- so as always, prepare your salt shakers.

As for the benchmarks we're looking at Cinebench R20 results in single-core tests, where AMD's purported Ryzen 9 3900XT beats Intel's new Core i9-10900K. But more interestingly (at least to me) is the mid-range Ryzen 5 3600XT battles the higher-end Core i9-10900 and beats it, the Core i9-10900KF and beats it, and it also beats the Core i7-10700KF and Core i7-10700 processors. What a champion.

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