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AMD’s New GPUs and CPUs Keep the Pressure on the Intel and Nvidia Competition

E3 hasn’t been just for games for a while. While the video games are certainly the focus, companies like AMD are reminding us that what we play on is sometimes crucial to what we play. At E3 the company announced a whole line of CPUs and GPUs intended to make gaming better, and the thing they all had in common? They run on 7nm. Read More >>

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A Nerdy Theory About Why PS5 and Project Scarlett Aren’t Coming Until 2020

Let’s think about this. Disappointing as it might be, we’re not getting a new PlayStation or Xbox in 2019. There are a lot of reasons why. But I’ve been thinking about this quite a bit, and I think I have figured out at least one very good reason. AMD, Sony, and Microsoft all declined to speak about future products when I asked them about this theory, but just because they won’t talk to me about my theory, doesn’t mean it’s pointless. So what’s my theory? I think the graphics architecture Microsoft and Sony need to build their consoles just isn’t ready yet. Read More >>

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Apple’s Touch Bar Could Learn a Lesson From Intel’s Dual Display Laptop Prototype

At Computex in Tapei last month, Intel showed off Twin Rivers, a new prototype of a wild laptop with one standard 4K display, and one half-size 4K display right below it. Earlier this week, the company let me check it out at E3, and while it looks goofy, it does present some smart ideas. Read More >>

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Nintendo is Just Messing With My Emotions Now

Last night, while catching up on everything Nintendo announced but didn’t reveal during its streamed E3 2019 presentation, something caught my eye and made my heart skip. Read More >>

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I Played Doom on a Chromebook

There’s a lot we still don’t know about Google’s forthcoming streaming game service Stadia, and we won’t know some of it until it’s available in the wild. But in a controlled demo of Stadia at E3, I was treated to a solid experience, as well as some fresh information about how the company plans to deliver Stadia to people with bad internet. And even better, I played the latest and greatest Doom right on a Pixelbook. No weird hacks. No fussy apps. Just me and a whole bunch of monsters on Mars. Read More >>

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Amazingly, This Vile Contraption Would Make Video Game Chats Better

Be forewarned: the civil, polite, and respectful discourse that accompanies many online games could potentially devolve into something childish, even bordering on vulgar, with Nyko’s new Sound Pad. It’s a keyboard-like accessory that attaches to a controller allowing players to trigger sound effects in a game’s voice chat. Sound effects that could even include (brace yourself) flatulence. Read More >>

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A Dark Crystal Video Game Is Coming to Nintendo Switch and Here’s the Trailer

Fans who grew up loving Jim Henson’s 1982 film The Dark Crystal will soon have a true fantasy fulfilled. Nintendo just revealed at E3 that a video game based on the upcoming Dark Crystal prequel series is coming to Switch. Read More >>

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The Next Generation of Xbox Means No More OG and 360 Backwards Compatible Games

Microsoft announced its next console, Project Scarlett, at E3 2019 this week, but as it looks to the future, it's scrapping its backwards compatibility programme. Read More >>

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Forza Horizon 4 Just Got More Awesome (Thanks To Lego)

Remember when Forza Horizon 3 had a Hot Wheels expansion? Well, Playground Games is doing a similar kind of thing with Forza Horizon 4... but this time with a much better franchise: LEGO. Oh hell yes, brick-built cars are coming to Forza. Read More >>