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The Witcher 3's Ciri describes the world of Cyberpunk 2077

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 7 hours ago

CD Projekt RED fans are going to be astounded to know this juicy detail. Throughout The Witcher 3 Ciri describes to Geralt what seems like the world of Cyberpunk 2077, as if it is a place she as has been before throughout her travels to distant worlds.



YouTuber Tolkfan remembered this detail and did everyone else the courtesy of overlapping the conversation Ciri has with Geralt about her travels with the newly released E3 trailer. The trailer almost matches perfectly with the voice over and everything that Ciri describes such as "houses of glass" or "flying ships" seems to be featured throughout Cyberpunk 2077.


It is good to note that Cyberpunk 2077 was announced back in 2012 and The Witcher 3 was released in 2015 so this theory could entirely be 100% possible. CD Projekt RED is yet to confirm anything as of yet but fans seem to think this is not just a developing coincidence.

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SoulCalibur 6 requires a huge 60GB of HDD space on the PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 8 hours ago

NVIDIA has teamed with Bandai Namco on SoulCalibur 6 for the PC, with the official PC system requirements released that show us we'll need more HDD space than CPU/GPU horsepower to run the game.



SoulCalibur 6 requires 60GB of HDD space on the PC, while it only needs an Intel Core i3-4160 and GeForce GTX 1050 (or GTX 660/750 Ti or equivalent), with 6GB of RAM and Windows 7/8.1/10 in 64-bit. The recommended specs are little higher, with SoulCalibur 6 needing an Intel Core i5-4690, GTX 1060 or higher, and 8GB of RAM.


If you want to run SoulCalibur 6 at 4K 60FPS then NVIDIA recommends its GeForce GTX 1080 Ti that will handle SoulCalibur 6 with every single setting maxed out.

AMD Radeon PRO V340: dual Vega 10 on 7nm with 32GB of HBM2

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 days, 9 hours ago

AMD's latest and greatest graphics card looks to be the new Radeon PRO V340, which is a multi-user computing solution for virtualized environments... you know, so not for gaming.




What makes AMD's new Radeon PRO V340 so special is that it features dual Vega 10 GPUs on 7nm, with a huge 32GB of HBM2 on-board. This seems to be the card that was teased at Computex 2018, and now it is becoming a reality.


The new Radeon PRO V340 features shared hardware encoding for H.265 and H.264 codecs, with something that AMD teases as a "built-in security processor" that we have no idea about just yet. This card is made for design and manufacturing, oil and gas research as well as the media and entertainment industry.


Just to be clear: this is not a gaming card, and nor will it be. I wish it was, as dual Vega 10s on 7nm with 32GB of HBM2 would be a monster.

ARK: Survival Evolved is now FREE on iOS and Android

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 10 hours ago

ARK: Survival Evolved was a mega success on the PC through Steam Early Access, and now it will spread its wings into iOS and Android... completely free.



ARK sees you dropped onto an island where you're tasked with surviving the elements, other players, and dinosaurs. You'll need to hunt down materials, craft items, and survive. You'll level up, learn new skills, and explore the world of ARK as a full free-to-play game on iOS and Android, compared to the PC and consoles where the game costs money.


A single ARK server hosts 60 players, with more than 80 dinosaurs across the lands that you can either fight, or tame and use yourself. If you want an ad-free experience, you can buy the Primal Pass subscription which includes free gifts, and a reserved server slot.

AMD powers The Division 2, Resident Evil 2 Remake, and more

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 11 hours ago

AMD has announced a new partnership with both Capcom and Ubisoft, with Scott Herkelman, the VP and GM of Radeon Gaming announcing the news during the E3 2018 Coliseum.




The new partnership sees AMD teaming with Ubisoft for The Division 2 in 2019, and Capcom for the Resident Evil 2 Remake. Remember that the original The Division was optimized for NVIDIA, but its sequel will be optimized for Radeon which is similar to Far Cry 5 (also an Ubisoft game) that was optimized for AMD.


AMD has also teamed with Rebellion Developments for Strange Brigade, with the company teaming with the developer previously on Sniper Elite 3 in the last. One of the surprises from this news is that Capcom producer Peter Fabiano announced on-stage that the Resident Evil 2 remake will support both DX12 and FreeSync 2.

AMD not ready for MCM on Radeon, will skip Navi GPU arch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 days, 12 hours ago

The story of AMD collaborating with Sony on the Navi GPU architeceture for the next-gen PS5 console has really spread throughout the internet like wildfire, but one of the saving graces of AMD's future with Radeon against GeForce was MCM, or multi-chip modules.




But according to a new interview between PCGamesN and RTG's new SVP of Engineering, David Wang, we could be waiting a while. Wang said AMD is "looking at the MCM type of approach, but we've yet to conclude that this is something that can be used for traditional gaming graphics type of application". So no MCM for Navi, makes sense.


This is not surprising at all, as Navi has seen two-thirds of RTG engineers working with Sony, while AMD plans its next-gen GCN architecture for post-Navi. No MCM for Navi, at least in its first-gen iteration, makes total sense. It's a departure to ex-RTG boss Raja Koduri, who wanted to take full advantage of the Infinity Fabric interconnect to throw copious amounts of GPUs onto a single ASIC design.

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GIGABYTE teases its 28-core Intel superboard

By: Steven Bassiri | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 5 days, 13 hours ago

GIGABYTE teased all with their huge motherboard capable of overclocking Intel's 28-core monster CPU to 5GHz, let's see what was hiding under the heat sinks and find out more about the CPU and motherboard.




There has been a lot of chatter about Intel's debut of their 5GHz 28-core beast, and while that CPU is probably a modified Xeon Platinum 8180, Intel nor the vendors would give us any information on the CPU or even motherboard. However, we can learn a lot from the motherboard used to demo the chip to the world. For starters, let's get this out of the way; yes, that chip was without a doubt overclocked. The VRM on the motherboard is a monster, and designed to support much more than Intel's "300W" TDP number (the Platinum 8180 is rated for 205W TDP).


For reference, Intel's 18-core 7980XE can easily pull 500W when overclocked to 4.5GHz. So add the increased leakage from taking more than 50% more cores all 500MHz higher, and add to that the decrease in VRM efficiency due to increased phase count, and we think the VRM could be pulling 1.2-1.8 KW. We heard rumors of the 7980XE pulling up to 1000W under LN2, so we don't think our numbers are too far off. We also heard that Intel was hitting the limits of physics, and we aren't just talking about upgrading their circuit breakers.


We believe that both the GIGABYTE and ASUS motherboards that demoed the CPU used a PCB meant for dual socket motherboards just so the copper plane was big enough to handle the increased current, we also believe the motherboards are using increased copper in the PCB. We also see double the ATX 8-pin power connectors, for a total of four. These power connectors are isolated for CPU power only, and by standards they should each supply up to 300W. However, we have seen more than 300W go into them with ease.

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Windows 10 Pro OEM CD-KEY, just $12.32 after code

By: TweakTown Dealzon | More News: Operating Systems | Posted: 5 days, 14 hours ago

Windows 10 doesn't need to be as expensive, with SCDKey offering Windows 10 Pro OEM CD-KEY GLOBAL for just $14 before our exclusive 12% off dropping the price to just $12.32 after using discount code: software12%.




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Windows 10 is a personal computer operating system developed and released by Microsoft as part of the Windows NT family of operating systems. It was released on July 29, 2015. It is the first version of Windows that receives ongoing feature updates.


Windows 10 is designed to be compatible with the hardware, software, and peripherals you already own. And always-enabled updates help you stay current on features and security for the supported lifetime of your device.Windows 10 gives you absolutely the best experience for doing what you do.

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Fallout 76 has cosmetic microtransactions

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 17 hours ago

Fallout 76, being an online service game, will be monetized with optional cosmetic-based microtransactions--something that really shouldn't be a surprise.



Bethesda's big new experimental Fallout 76 game will follow a familiar formula we've seen across the industry: online live-based titles that make recurring revenue via optional in-game purchases. Gamers will be able to purchase cosmetic items in Fallout 76 (paintjobs, outfits, etc) to add flavor to their characters, the studio confirmed, but everything offered on the game's digital storefront can be earned through regular play--paying outright is just a shortcut. Users will not be able to buy items that have a direct affect on gameplay.


Read Also: Fallout 76 is over four times bigger than Fallout 4


Similar to games like Destiny and Fortnite, Fallout 76's cosmetics will fund future content development and live updates. Bethesda's Austin studio--who will handle the live operations of Fallout 76 while the bulk of Bethesda's other branches move onto Starfield--already has a content roadmap to keep players happy.


The studio understands engagement is critical for any service game and the plan includes several smaller piecemeal live updates that will tweak, balance and ultimately ensure the game stays rolling with bigger DLC-sized drops set in between. Bigger content drops could include rotating live events, more story missions with fresh gear, and maybe even a new area or two in the irradiated West Virginia playground.

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Arcade Archives Donkey Kong debuts to Switch tomorrow

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 22 hours ago

Nintendo will be adding to their Arcade Archieves series tomorrow with a new release, the original Donkey Kong will be coming to the Nintendo Switch as a surprise.



Back in September of last year it was announced that Hamster formed a partnership with Nintendo to bring classic arcades titles to the Nintendo Switch. According to Nintendo Everything, they have confirmation through a Nintendo Download press release for Europe that the next title on the list is Donkey Kong.


The post continues by saying that Arcade Archives Donkey Kong will be costing $7.99 and will come with both early versions of the title and later ones.