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Google’s Tensor SoC on Par with Snapdragon 865+ in Raw Performance?

There’s a lot of hype around the newly unveiled Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro. The Pixel series in previous iterations have often set the benchmark for other Android phones. While Google doesn’t enjoy the same lead anymore, it still steals the show in camera performance. This year there…

Intel Promotional Event Reveals Approximate Pricing of Upcoming Arc Alchemist GPUs

Intel is going to compete in the discrete GPU market starting next year with its upcoming Xe lineup. While we know a lot about performance from earlier leaks, pricing information is still shoddy at best. A recent promotional event, however, sheds some light on where the prices of these cards…

Halo Infinite PC Overview Highlights 343’s Partnership With AMD

Developer 343 Industries has just released an overview for its upcoming shooter title Halo Infinite, the main changes of the game from its predecessors in the storied franchise, and its exclusive partnership with AMD, both during and after the development of the game. The studio, with its lofty goals of…

Google Now Offering Stadia Tech for Non-Partners, Arkham Knight Announced Through AT&T

Google has officially begun offering its white-label streaming technology to other companies, starting with telecommunications giant AT&T being able to stream the demo for action adventure title Batman: Arkham Knight. Earlier this year, with the departure of division head Jade Raymond, Stadia has basically shut down its efforts to create…

Microsoft Reveals Plans to Celebarate 20th Anniversary of Xbox Release

Microsoft has just confirmed that they will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of Xbox’s release. The special digital broadcast will be held on November 15th, 2021 starting at 10 PM PST. Xbox has confirmed that it will not be announcing any new games at the event. It added, “While we…

Microsoft Limits Back-Up Features for File History in Windows 11

Like any other Windows version, Microsoft has faced a lot of friction with the release of Windows 11. The recently released OS is still very buggy and, the update system requirements are a mess. Worse still, according to a recent report from WindowsReport, the Redmond giant has removed the ability…

Xbox Head Spencer ‘Definitely Not Done’ With Acquiring More Studios

According to Xbox boss Phil Spencer, Microsoft is still not done acquiring more development studios. Speaking at a Wall Street Journal event, Spencer spoke on the foreseeable future for their new flagship console and the goal of acquiring more studios under the Xbox Gaming Studios banner. In the interview (transcribed…

Valve Introduces “Deck Verified” to Identify Titles That Will Work on the Steam Deck

With Valve’s handheld gaming console Steam Deck nearing its release (it is currently scheduled to launch in December of 2021), the gaming industry giant is now in the process of going through the entire Steam Library to label all of its titles on whether it can be played on the…

Xbox Apologises for Misleading ‘Fable’ Tweet

Xbox Game Studios has just cleared the air with fans after a tweet was sent out which seemingly indicated an upcoming event concerning the Fable series, currently being developed by Playground Games. The tweets read out (original tweets have since been deleted): We’re excited to kick off something special tomorrow!…

‘We Happy Few’ Studio Compulsion Games Working on New “Story Game”

Information regarding Compulsion Games’ new working project has been revealed in an interview with Xbox Squad. The studio, known for its work on the action adventure horror title We Happy Few, also shared future plans regarding the studio, and its current ongoing expansion. In the interview (translated by VGC), PR…

Microsoft Releases New Security Baseline Package for Windows 11

Microsoft recently released a new Baseline Security Package for Windows 11. Baseline Security Packages are Microsoft-recommended configuration settings for adequate security in organizations. Two new settings are added to this release, along with a couple of changes. Script Scanning Script Scanning is a Windows Defender feature related to automating anti-malware…

Ghost Recon Leaks Suggest Series’ Return to Linear Sandbox Levels, Titled Ghost Recon Frontline

Ghost Recon is celebrating its 20th Anniversary later today, and with this big event Ubisoft has shared their plans for the livestream that will introduce it. However, like many updates and new information that game developers and publishers try to push, this latest one for Ubisoft and Ghost Recon has…

Microsoft Announces Partnership with Medal.tv for Xbox Clips

Medal.tv is one of the fastest-growing game capture platforms out there, and in an effort to broaden their reach they have snagged a high-profile partnership with Xbox custodians, Microsoft. The partnership, according to Medal.tv’s Medium post, will see Xbox players seamlessly syncing their most prized gameplay clips across the whole…

Here’s How You Can Install an M.2 SSD for Your PlayStation 5, According to Sony

The PlayStation 5 is the first Sony console that utilizes the fast speeds of an SSD to leverage better performance and loading times for their games. If you want to learn everything about installing an SSD for your PS5 console and what you will need for this relatively simple process,…

Samsung Confirms Ray-Tracing Capability on Upcoming Flagship Exynos SoC

AMD and Samsung partnered up recently to jointly develop a mobile GPU. Samsung’s Exynos chips have generally played second fiddle to Qualcomm’s flagship chipsets, always lagging in some or many metrics. It seems good things are coming out of this partnership now, and the next Exynos flagship might feature Ray-Tracing…

ASUS’ Long-Rumored RTX 3070 GPU With Noctua Cooling Has Finally Surfaced With Official Renders

Last month, Twitter-user Komachi spotted an unusual variant of the RTX 3070 over on the Eurasian Economic Commission‘s website. The listing filed to ECC was for an ASUS RTX 3070 but with the Noctua name attached at the end. Mentioned in the listing as “RTX3070-8G-NOCTUA“, it was clear that a…

Apple and Google Urged To Disclose Their Plans For Third-Party Payment Methods By Next Month

Over the past two years, tech giants such as Facebook, Google, and Microsoft have been brought into question over anti-trust concerns. The Apple vs. Epic case, where Epic sued Apple over its unfair App Store policies, was the straw that broke the camel’s back as it lead to several more…

Forza Horizon 5 Required Specifications Finally Revealed, RTX 3080 Listed for ‘Ideal’ Experience

Forza Horizon 5 is the next big title in the Forza series, and judging from gameplay footage, the game looks stunning. Many players on PC will wonder about the required specifications to get a general sense of how their respective rigs will perform. Thankfully, Microsoft has finally dropped the required…

Microsoft Releases Windows 11 Insider Preview Build 22468 in the Dev Channel

As we approach Windows 11‘s general availability next week, Microsoft has pushed yet another Insider Build today. Build 22468 includes no new features but does bring forth two minor improvements. This build focuses on fixing bugs and addressing knowing issues more than anything else. Keep in mind that Microsoft has…

Microsoft Finally Releases The Redesigned Paint App For Windows 11, But Only For Insiders

Preparations for Windows 11‘s general availability on October 5 are in full swing. However, that doesn’t mean Microsoft has forgotten the Insider version of Windows 11, in fact, that’s where the exciting stuff is happening. Just announced today, a redesigned version of the iconic Paint app is making its way…

Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 6600 (non-XT) Listed For $690 By Portuguese Retailer

Earlier this month, the Radeon RX 6600 non-XT was pictured in leaked renders, confirming that AMD was definitely releasing a non-XT RX 6600 soon, but information pertaining to its release was still foggy. Coreteks reported that the card is slated for a September-October release and, guess what? It’s late September…

Dolby Vision Announced for The Xbox Series X|S

Microsoft has just announced that its current generation consoles, the Xbox Series X|S will now be supporting Dolby Vision Gaming; Dolby’s pairing with its Atmos feature that will introduce visual fidelity to more than 100 next-gen HDR titles that are available now or coming soon. Dolby Vision will be available…

Intel Arc Alchemist DG2-128EU Entry-Level GPU Allegededly Pictured With 6GB of Memory

Intel‘s Arc Alchemist graphic cards aren’t supposed to launch until next year but we’ve already got a plethora of leaks about them. Just a few days ago, Moore’s Law is Dead claimed that Alchemist will feature three SKUs at launch, a flagship 512 EU model, a midrange 384/448 EU model,…

Chip Shortages Will Extend to 2022 According to AMD CEO Dr. Lisa Su

AMD’s CEO Dr. Lisa Su in a recent interview at the CNBC Code Conference briefly talked about the state of global chip supply. CEO Lisa Su expects supply constraints to last till 2022, with the first half of the year being particularly ‘tight’. Industry experts have echoed similar expectations and…

Ubisoft Offers Free Rainbow Six Siege Showdown Pack After Confusion Over One Event Challenge

In light of the confusion caused by the return of Rainbow Six Siege’s limited-time mode Showdown, Ubisoft has offered a Showdown pack to its players as a peace offering. The cause? A particular challenge that initially included what looked like a Showdown pack. Named the “New Sheriff in Town” challenge,…