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PS5 now supports 1080p 120Hz monitors, still no 1440p output

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Apr 14 2021 5:46 PM CDT

A new PS5 firmware update adds 120Hz support, but the console still won't output 1440p resolution.

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Sony just released a new PS5 system firmware 21.01-03.00.00 update that enables 120Hz output for 1080p monitors as well as some nifty HDR options. Sadly, the console still doesn't support native 1440p resolution output and will revert to 1080p when hooked up to 2560 x 1440 monitors.

"Some PC monitors that can display 1080p/120 Hz now support 120 Hz display for games. If you're having trouble viewing your game at 120 Hz, go to Settings > Screen and Video > Video Output, and then turn off Enable 120 Hz Output," reads Sony's patch notes.

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CD Projekt RED has 'no option' but to fix Cyberpunk 2077

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Apr 14 2021 5:01 PM CDT

Giving up on Cyberpunk 2077 isn't an option for CD Projekt RED, and company president Adam Kicinski says there's no choice but to fix the game.

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Many gamers think CDPR should just scrap Cyberpunk 2077 and move on, but CDPR President Adam Kicinski tells Reuters this is impossible. "I don't see an option to shelve Cyberpunk 2077. We are convinced that we can bring the game to such a state that we can be proud of it and therefore successfully sell it for years to come," Kicinski said.

The reality is CDPR can't afford to give up on Cyberpunk 2077. This would go against the company's business model, which sees big games released every few years. The company relies on sales of older games to generate revenue while it works on new games. The plan has worked tremendously well, and CD Projekt RED has remained profitable for the last few years between big game launches.

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19 year-old Rockstar Cartel domain updated, is it GTA 6 related?

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Apr 14 2021 4:19 PM CDT

A new update to a Take-Two website domain has kicked off fresh rumors that GTA 6 could take place in the 1980s during the rise of Colombian drug cartels (despite the Project Americas rumors being debunked).

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Take-Two Interactive has apparently updated its 19 year-old rockstarcartel.com website domain, and fans think it could be related to Grand Theft Auto 6. A quick WhoIs lookup shows the Rockstar Cartel domain is registered to Take-Two Interactive, and connecting to the website lands you to Rockstar Games' mainsite with a specific "domain-check-failed" error in the URL.

A whois lookup of Rockstarcartel.com mentions MarkMonitor, who Take-Two has used to register domains in the past, and Take-Two Interactive directly, and also lists a number of DNS and NS addresses associated with Take-Two Interactive.

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House of the Dead Remake brings 90s arcade zombie slaughter to Switch

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Apr 14 2021 3:08 PM CDT

Forever Entertainment is bringing The House of the Dead Remake to the Nintendo Switch, complete with co-op zombie slaying action.

The House of the Dead Remake is coming to Nintendo Switch in 2021 and supports two-players in TV Mode, Handheld Mode, and Tabletop Mode. Publisher Forever Entertainment revealed a ton of new screenshots and a brand new trailer for the game during Nintendo's latest Indie World showcase, revealing a big graphical overhaul for SEGA's old-school shooter.

There's no word on possible lightgun peripherals for the Switch, and the official eShop page doesn't confirm gyroscopic aiming--that would be a bit weird--so expect to use JoyCon analog sticks to move the cursor around the screen. The remake is due out sometime in 2021 but no pricing was revealed.

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Konami makes a new...indie game sequel to a Famicom sidescroller?

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Apr 14 2021 2:10 PM CDT

Konami made a surprise splash at Nintendo's Indie World showcase with GetsuFumaDen, a new updated sequel to a 34 year-old Famicom game.

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Today Konami finally announced a new game, but it's not Metal Gear or Silent Hill. It's a smaller roguelite game made in collaboration with indie studio GuruGuru. Introducing GetsuFumaDen: The Undying Moon, a frenetic hack-and-slash platformer with insane boss fights and a unique visual style. The game is coming to Steam in 2021 via early access and Switch in 2022.

Gamers are perplexed by this move. Why an indie? Why such an old game? The new title is actually a sequel to a decades-old cult hilt for the Famicom, and the original GetsuFumaDen is said to have inspired the best-selling Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles NES game.

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Epic Games raises $1 billion, Sony invests $200 million more into Epic

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Apr 14 2021 1:06 PM CDT

Epic has once again raised gargantuan investment from multiple brokers, and Sony even contributed 20% of the total funding round.

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Fortnite titan Epic Games has raised another $1 billion for its ambitious gaming plans. Sony put in another $200 million into Epic during this round, bringing its total investment to $450 million. Epic says it will use the cash to expand and grow across all facets of its business, which include the Epic Games Store, which is expected to have lost a total of $593 million by 2021, significant advancements in Unreal Engine 5 and Oodle tech, and new Fortnite content and cross-branding opportunities.

Epic says it now has a total market equity valuation of $28.7 billion, up 68% from last year. This follows a massive $750 funding round secured in June 2020. It's also worth noting that Epic Games generated a staggering $9.6 billion in revenues in 2020, and $3.8 billion in total profits.

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GTA 6 modern day rumors possibly sparked by Rockstar job listing

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Wed, Apr 14 2021 12:09 PM CDT

Writing about Grand Theft Auto 6 is tricky and often involves at grasping at straws or reporting rumors that don't normally have sourceable information. Most of it is hearsay and very rarely do we get actual snippets from Rockstar themselves. To give more context on how these rumors start, we may have found the inspiration for the most recent GTA 6 modern day rumors.

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Rumor has it that Grand Theft Auto 6 takes place during modern times (previous rumors said it was based in the 1980s and would connect Vice City, Liberty City and Los Santos with playable regions, but this has been debunked), but there's not anything really to back this claim up. A Rockstar Indie job listing for a Mixed Media Animator has been stretched to help accommodate the rumor and possibly even serves as the baseline for the claims.

One of the primary roles of the Mixed Media Animator is to "develop In-Game content to enhance the player experience," which includes the satirical websites in GTA IV and GTA V, as well as TV shows like Fame or Shame. The rationale is that GTA 6 must therefore be set in modern times--why expand the team if the game is set before the internet existed? Wouldn't that remove an entire platform for Rockstar's famous in-game hijinks?

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Surface Laptop 4 starts at $999 with both Intel and AMD CPU options

Anthony Garreffa | Laptops | Tue, Apr 13 2021 9:20 PM CDT

Microsoft have just made their new Surface Laptop 4 official, with the new 2021 model also featuring the option of between an Intel CPU and an AMD CPU.

We still have the option of the 13.5-inch and 15-inch variants, with the Surface Laptop 4 13.5-inch model having a native 2256 x 1504 resolution while the Surface Laptop 4 15-inch model bumps that up a bit to 2496 x 1664. Both panels have 201 PPI and a 3:2 aspect ratio.

Microsoft gives you both Intel and AMD processor options, with the Surface Laptop 4 13.5-inch model coming in 2 x Intel and 1 x AMD flavors. Meanwhile, the 15-inch Surface Laptop 4 has 1 x Intel and 1 x AMD flavor, with the 15-inch model packing a higher-end 8-core AMD processor that you can't get configured into the 13.5-inch Surface Laptop 4.

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AMD launches Ryzen 5000G series with integrated GPU for pre-built PCs

Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Tue, Apr 13 2021 8:30 PM CDT

AMD has just launched its new Ryzen 5000G series processors with the introduction of the new Zen 3-based Ryzen 7 5700G, Ryzen 5 5600G, and Ryzen 3 5300G chips.

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It starts with the AMD Ryzen 7 5700G which is a new 8-core, 16-thread CPU which clocks at up to 4.6GHz and has 20MB of cache in total. There are 8 compute units at up to 2GHz here, with the CPU using up to 65W of power. Next up is the Ryzen 5 5600G with 6 cores and 12 threads at up to 4.4GHz with 19MB of cache in total, 7 compute units with the GPU at up to 1.9GHz and the same up to 65W power consumption.

AMD's lowest member of the new Ryzen 5000G processors is the new Ryzen 3 5300G which is a new 4-core, 8-thread CPU with clocks of up to 4.2GHz, 10MB of cache and 6 compute units at up to 1.7GHz and up to 65W power consumption.

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NVIDIA expects to make $100 million more from crypto mining GPU sales

Anthony Garreffa | Cryptocurrency & Mining | Tue, Apr 13 2021 7:52 PM CDT

NVIDIA is selling a butt load more of its Crypto Mining Processors (CMP) than it had expected, with an expected $50 million in sales from NVIDIA CMP products up to a much higher $150 million in expected sales.

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The news comes directly from NVIDIA during their annual Investor Day, revealing that first-quarter revenue for fiscal 2022 is tracking above outlook. NVIDIA is now expecting over $5.3 million in revenue for Q1, with $100 million more expected from the sales of Crypto Mining Processors.

NVIDIA explains: "NVIDIA's market platforms include Gaming, Data Center, Professional Visualization, and Automotive. The company also raised its first-quarter revenue estimate for its new CMP product for industrial-scale cryptocurrency mining to $150 million, up from $50 million previously expected".

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