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NVIDIA rumored to resurrect GeForce GTX 1080 Ti amid GPU shortages

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Thu, Apr 8 2021 6:54 PM CDT

What? Is that headline real? April Fools is over, right?!

Yes, you read that right -- NVIDIA is rumored to bring the flagship Pascal-based GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card because of the huge GPU shortages worldwide. You can't buy an Ampere GPU right now with most GeForce RTX 30 series graphics cards, and the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is still a killer graphics card so it kinda makes sense... right?

The news is coming from someone who returned their EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti SC graphics card under warranty, with the returned GPU saying it was manufactured in 2021. Yeah... a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics card manufactured this year. This actually could make a lot of sense given the GeForce GTX 1080 Ti still kicks so much ass today in 2021, but what about the price if it re-launched?

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Grand Theft Auto 6 announcement could be imminent, new website teased

Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Thu, Apr 8 2021 6:21 PM CDT

Rockstar Games is still a while away from the launch of Grand Theft Auto 6, but we know the game is in development -- but is it close to the reveal? Possibly, maybe not, we don't know.

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But the developer has fueled new rumors thanks to a new website that is either for Grand Theft Auto 6, or possibly new content for the phenomenally successful GTA Online. Rockstar posted a news page for Naturalist rewards in Red Dead Redemption Online and 24 hours later teased the GTA community with a webpage numbered 62005 with an error code of "e398" when you click it.

Grand Theft Auto leaker "Tez2" suggests that the mysterious webpage is for upcoming GTA Online content, but GTA fans want it -- so badly -- to be something related to GTA 6. Tez2 explains on the GTA forums: "So, Rockstar skipped an article once again. Could mean nothing or simply reserved for a 'GTA Online Job Spotlight' article etc. Heck, may not even have to do with GTA Online".

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Atari is creating its own Mario Maker for old-school 1970s retro games

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Thu, Apr 8 2021 4:50 PM CDT

Atar VCS owners will soon be able to make their own classic old-school arcade games and share them with other players.

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After decades in the shadows, Atari has big plans for its gaming future. The company is making a bunch of new games, including titles with "meaningful singleplayer campaigns." One part of this strategy takes a play from Nintendo's playbook.

Atari is working on its own Mario Maker-like tools that will let VCS owners create, share, and play their very own retro games. The idea is to let users generate organic platform-wide engagement with interesting and fun old-school mini-games. Think of it like creating your very own Atari 2600 game during the industry's golden heyday and being able to share them with friends or other random users online.

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Intel XeSS is Team Blue's answer to Team Green's magic DLSS technology

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Thu, Apr 8 2021 3:45 PM CDT

We just got a decent information dump on Intel's next-gen Xe-HPG graphics card, the upcoming gaming GPU that will pack 16GB of GDDR6 and performance that should target the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Ti graphics card. But what about a DLSS competitor?

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Now we're hearing about Intel XeSS which has been mentioned as an internal codename for Intel's upcoming NVIDIA DLSS competitor, which is already magic in itself. XeSS makes sense and I actually love the name, so I'm hoping that Intel keeps this XeSS codename for its upcoming Xe-based graphics cards for gamers.

We don't know anything else about Intel XeSS apart from its codename reveal today by Tom @ Moore's Law is Dead, but if it's anything like DLSS (and more specifically like NVIDIA's newer DLSS 2.0 technology) then that is going to be a great thing for Intel to have going forward as it moves into the graphics card market (again).

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Hitman dev IO Interactive still working on a new IP alongside 007 game

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Thu, Apr 8 2021 3:30 PM CDT

IO Interactive is still working on a brand new wholly-owned IP, company CEO Hakan Abrak re-confirms.

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We've known about IO Interactive's new IP since 2017. In 2019, the developer opened a new studio in Malmo, Sweden to help work on new the franchise; since then Malmo has helped with a myriad of projects, including pre-production phases of the new IP.

Then in late 2019, IO signed a publishing deal with Warner Bros. Interactive to publish the new IP. "Over the past few years, Warner Bros. has shown us first-hand that they understand and respect our creative vision, and we're looking forward to continuing this relationship," IO CEO Hakan Abrak said at the time.

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Intel Xe-HPG: same perf as the GeForce RTX 3070 Ti, packs 16GB GDDR6

Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Thu, Apr 8 2021 3:08 PM CDT

Intel's upcoming Xe-HPG gaming graphics card is back in the spotlight with Tom at Moore's Law is Dead posting a new video with some juicy new information. Check it out:

In the video we're told that Intel's upcoming Xe-HPG graphics card will have a 512 EU (Execution Units) model that is "initially designed" for TSMC's N6 node -- this could be changed, however -- packing 16GB of GDDR6 memory on a 256-bit memory bus. As for power, Tom reports that his sources tease Intel Xe-HPG's top model will have a 225-250W TDP but they have "since pushed it harder" up to 275W.

As for performance we're looking at somewhere between NVIDIA's new Ampere-based GeForce RTX 3070 and GeForce RTX 3080 graphics cards with Tom pointing out that his sources said "Top Xe should be treated like an RTX 3070 Ti. That is where the majority of samples are performing". As for 3DMark TimeSpy benchmark results the new Intel Xe-HPG in early samples is throwing out scores that are between the GeForce RTX 2080 and the flagship GeForce RTX 3090.

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Dishonored dev's mind-bending shooter Deathloop delayed to September

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Thu, Apr 8 2021 2:28 PM CDT

Deathloop, the stylish grindhouse Groundhog Day shooter from Dishonored developer Arkane, has been delayed to September.

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Bethesda's new Deathloop FPS has been delayed a second time and will now be pushed back by four months. Instead of releasing in May, as previously planned, the game will now launch on September 14, 2021. Arkane doesn't want to alter their vision for the game, which is a distinct-looking psychological FPS where two assassin's try to kill one another in increasingly creative ways, but they don't want to sacrifice their team's wellbeing either.

"At Arkane we have a strong vision for Deathloop, and we don't want to compromise on that. But we also need to do everything we can to ensure the health and safety of everyone at the studio," said Deathloop Game Director Dinga Bakaba. "We'll be using this extra time for the goal of creating a fun, stylish and mind-bending player experience," said Deathloop Art Director Sebastien Mitton.

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New PS5 game Abandoned ignites wild theories about Kojima's next game

Derek Strickland | Gaming | Thu, Apr 8 2021 12:49 PM CDT

Yesterday Danish indie studio Blue Box Games announced a PS5 horror game called Abandoned. It didn't take long before gamers somehow associated the project with Hideo Kojima.

Abandoned isn't the next Hideo Kojima game. Blue Box Games put up a post confirming that they have nothing to do with the Japanese auteur. Yes, Kojima wants to make a new horror game, but Abandoned apparently isn't it.

So how did we get here? Why did gamers think Kojima was responsible? 2013's old P.T. demo is partly to blame. Back then, Kojima used the pseudonym 7780s Studio to publish P.T., the playable teaser demo for the cancelled Silent Hills game. People figured it out in short order and soon everyone knew P.T. was Kojima's creation. Kojima also did the same thing with The Phantom Pain. Gamers thought the same thing could be happening with Blue Box Games.

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There's now 'strong evidence' for a new force of nature being real

Jak Connor | Science, Space, Health & Robotics | Thu, Apr 8 2021 5:05 AM CDT

For many years, astronomers have been questioning some of the fundamental parts of the universe, and now we have discovered the key component that can answer those questions.

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According to a report from the BBC, scientists have collided atoms together and have found sub-atomic particles called muons. Researchers found that these sub-atomic particles don't behave under the current theory of sub-atomic particle physics, which leads researchers to believe that there is another force of nature influencing this sub-atomic particle.

At the moment, researchers agree that there are four fundamental forces of nature; gravity, electricity, magnetism, and two nuclear forces. All of these forces of nature help us measure and understand the universe. If researchers can prove the existence of a fifth force of nature, then it may explain some burning questions in many different scientific fields. If you want to watch a quick video on this topic/discover, check out this link here.

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Lil Nas X controversial blood 'Satan Shoes' lists on eBay for $9,000

Jak Connor | Business, Financial & Legal | Thu, Apr 8 2021 4:35 AM CDT

A week ago, there was quite a lot of controversy surrounding Lil Nas X's new "Satan Shoes", and now that the shoes have been recalled, people that own the shoes are listing them on eBay for ridiculous prices.

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Nike has managed to get a judge to order a recall of the "Satan Shoes", and the court has ruled a temporary order to halt MSCHF, the company behind the shoes, production. Since production has been ordered, people who have already managed to get a hold of the shoes now have a pair of shoe worth considerably more than what they purchased them for.

Prices on eBay from early buyers that are looking to now sell the shoes for profit are ranging between $2,000 to $9,000. One listing, in particular, was quite shocking as an eBay user is attempting to size 10.5 Air Max 37 for $9,000 plus a $10 shipping fee. You'd think if you were buying $9,000 shoes that the owner of the shoes would pay for your shipping. Apparently, that isn't the case. For more information on this story, check out this link here.

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