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Borderlands 3 Benchmarked: TITAN RTX Can't Even Hit 4K 60FPS

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PlayStation partners with the United Nations to battle climate change

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 56 mins ago

A new post on the PlayStation Blog has detailed the new partnership between the United Nations and PlayStation called Playing for the Planet.

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The blog which is authored by the new Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) President, Jim Ryan states that SIE has made considerable commitments to reduce the amount of power consumpion their current and future consoles. They have done this by "utilizing efficient technologies such as System-on-a-Chip architecture integrating a high-performance graphics processor, die shrink, power scaling, as well as energy saving modes such as Suspend-to-RAM."

Ryan also says that as a result of these measures they have been able to avoid almost 16 million metric tons of carbon emissions, which would of also risen to 29 million metric tons over the next 10 years. Ryan also mentions the improvements that will be arriving with the PlayStation 5, according to Ryan "the next generation PlayStation console will include the possibility to suspend gameplay with much lower power consumption than PS4 (which we estimate can be achieved at around 0.5 W)."

Australian government joins NASA's next Artemis Lunar & Mars missions

By: Jak Connor | Science, Space & Robotics | Posted: 1 hour, 54 mins ago

Australia has formed and alliance with the US in NASA's upcoming space missions aimed towards re-landing on the Moon and eventually Mars.

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Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison recently announced that Australia will be become involved with the United States' Artemis lunar program that targets a Moon landing by 2024. The announcement came out of the NASA Headquarters at a ceremony that was held in Washington. NASA Deputy Administrator, Jim Morhard, and Head of the Australian Space Agency, Megan Clark sat down and signed the new agreement (image above).

The agreement states that Australia will contribute to aspects of the lunar mission that they have a mutual interest in, such as "robotics, automation, and remote asset management". Morrison also stated that he will attempt to triple the Australian Space Agency budget to support the Artemis mission as well as the Moon to Mars mission that is planned for the future. Jim Morhard said "We are honored by today's statement and the commitment of our friends from Australia to support us in our mission to return to the Moon by 2024 with the Artemis program".

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If the school shooter is white, people are likely to blame video games

By: Jak Connor | Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 59 mins ago

A recent study done by a team of psychologists released a new article in the American Psychological Association suggesting that if a school shooting occurred by a White person that people are much more likely to blame video games as a result.

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The following researchers were apart of the team who conducted the study; Patrick M. Markey, James D. Ivory, Erica B. Slotter, Mary Beth Oliver, and Omar Maglalang. The study found that there is a stereotypical association between racial minorities and violent crime, which causes individuals to look for easily digestible explanations such as video games as the source of the problem.

The study also found that when a violent act of crime such as school shooting is carried out by White perpetrators that individuals are likely to blame video games more than if the perpetrator is Black. It is also stated that video games were talked about 8.35 times more frequently when the perpetrator is White than if he was Black. In other news about video games and their supposed link towards causing real-world violence, Oxford released a study at the start of the year putting the debate to bed, more on that here.

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GALAX's new GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER has customizable shroud

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: 4 hours, 52 mins ago

GALAX is doing things a little different with its new GeForce RTX 2060 Super Star graphics card -- offering a fully customizable shroud.

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The company will be offering what seems to be a see-through cooling shroud with printable graphics underneath, meaning you can really create-your-own graphics card. You're limited to the GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER, so if it's a success we could see the company continue and expand it out to the RTX 2070 SUPER and RTX 2080 SUPER graphics cards.

Alternatively, if it takes off in any way I'm sure we'll see GALAX's competitors offer something similar. I think there is definitely a market for customization in graphics cards it'll just take the right company and the right way of handling it.

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Windows 10 game bar update includes FPS counter in overlay

By: Anthony Garreffa | Operating Systems | Posted: 5 hours, 30 mins ago

Microsoft has been making some great changes for gamers in Windows 10, and it looks like one of the best ones is now here -- an FPS counter built into the game bar.

The news broke with Mike Ybarra, the Corporate Vice President of Xbox Program Management, who tweeted the updated game bar with its FPS counter. The updated game bar will display real-time frames per second for your games, as well as an Achievements overlay.

Achievements in the overlay is a nice touch, a nice quality of life feature that will make keeping a tab on your achievements easier than going into a separate sub menu. I think the inclusion of an FPS counter is a much bigger deal, as more and more people like to keep a track of their in-game performance.

ADATA's new SC680 external SSD is 6.6x faster than an external HDD

By: Anthony Garreffa | Storage | Posted: 6 hours, 35 mins ago

ADATA have released their new SC680 external SSD which weighs just 35g and is 10mm thick, has a USB-C connector and some high-speed transfers to get your data to and from the external SSD.

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The new SC680 external SSD has up to 530MB/sec read speeds and up to 460MB/sec write speeds which ADATA points out is over 6.6 times faster than an external HDD. ADATA using a USB-C connector makes using the SC680 external SSD a breeze, because you can't pout the cable in the wrong way like you can with traditional external HDDs.

Even better, the new ADATA SC680 external HDD works with Windows, Mac OS, and Android -- meaning you can plug it into virtually any device you own.

AMD teases third-gen Ryzen Threadripper CPUs coming in November

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 7 hours, 10 mins ago

We've been wondering if it would even be unveiled, but yes -- AMD is indeed working on the third-gen Ryzen Threadripper range of CPUs, something that will be unveiled in November. The news comes after the delay of its R zen 9 3950X processor.

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AMD has been shifting the goal posts on the release of the world's first 16-core gaming CPU, with the upcoming Ryzen 9 3950X expected this month but has been delayed into November.

The company said in its announcement on the delay: "We are focusing on meeting the strong demand for our 3rd generation AMD Ryzen processors in the market and now plan to launch both the AMD Ryzen 9 3950X and initial members of the 3rd Gen AMD Ryzen Threadripper processor family in volume this November".

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AMD EPYC 7H12: 64C/128T at 280W TDP for liquid-cooled servers

By: Anthony Garreffa | CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 9 hours, 11 mins ago

AMD has just announced the latest and fastest-ever EPYC processor yet, the new EPYC 7H12 -- which beats out the previous flagship EPYC 7742 processor. The new continues to fill out the game-changing EPYC Rome CPU family.

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The new EPYC 7H12 has been designed specifically for liquid-cooled servers and still maintains its industry-leading 64C/128T of CPU grunt, with 256MB of L3 cache, and 128 PCIe 4.0 lanes.

The big difference here with the new EPYC 7H12 is that it has a base CPU clock of 2.6GHz (the highest on any EPYC processor) and a boost CPU clock of 3.3GHz -- 100MHz short of the EPYC 7742. Power wise it is a much bigger beast, as it'll chew down a 280W TDP compared to the 225W TDP on the EPYC 7742.

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Obsidian's next RPG to have online multiplayer

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 29 mins ago

Obsidian is already working on its next RPG for Microsoft, and it should have online live elements with possible monetization.

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Now that Obsidian is wholly-owned by Microsoft as part of its new first-party Xbox banner, it's only natural live services fold into their upcoming games. Now we have more info on what the RPG masters are working on. The studio's next game will be RPG focused, it'll have some sort of multiplayer, it's being made in Unreal Engine 4, and it's likely a ways off.

The Fallout New Vegas devs put out a bunch of new job listings recruiting for a mystery RPG set in a new IP, calling for network engineers to "develop network and multiplayer gameplay systems using Unreal Engine" and combat designers to build first-person mechanics.

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New Batman game could be revealed at Sony's State of Play 2019

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 52 mins ago

2019 marks Batman's 80th anniversary, a prime occasion for a big new game reveal. Now WB Montreal dropped some cryptic teasers for their upcoming Batman project.

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WB Montreal has been developing a new Batman game for some time now. Evidence suggests the project is centered around the Court of Owls, but a series of new cryptic icons found in a WB Montreal Twitter video suggests the game will chronicle various villains, possibly even Ra's al Ghul.

Now an apparent insider says the new Batman game will be revealed during Sony's State of Play event this Tuesday. Warner Bros. has been exceptionally quiet on its new Batman games, including the rumored cancelled Suicide Squad title and Rocksteady's upcoming reported Justice League live game.

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