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XPG Invader Mid-Tower Chassis Review

XPG Invader Mid-Tower Chassis Review

The first computer case out on the market by XPG is its Invader mid-tower chassis. Here's our full review of it.

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Google buys timed exclusivity for Stadia, 120 new games coming in 2020

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 5 hours, 27 mins ago

The games marketplace is about to get even more fractured as Google joins the likes of Epic Games in buying timed exclusive titles.

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Google will use its cloud billions to secure timed exclusivity deals for its Stadia game streaming service. The company announced its plans in a recent blog post, confirming over 10 games will be temporarily exclusive to Stadia throughout 1H 2020. Neither the games nor their exclusivity windows were revealed.

"Looking at our upcoming lineup, we are tracking more than 120 games coming to Stadia in 2020, and are targeting more than ten games in the first half of this year alone that will be only available on Stadia when they launch. We're working with our partners to share more on those games soon."

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New Switch JoyCon stylus patent is perfect for Mario Paint

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 21 mins ago

Nintendo just filed a new patent that's basically a stumpy 3DS stylus attached to a JoyCon rail...and it looks rather unwieldy to hold.

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The documents are pretty straightforward and clearly illustrate the device's functionality. The peripheral simply a rounded touch pen stylus fused to the top of a slide-on JoyCon. Its use case is touch-compatible games like Mario Maker 2 and Darkest Dungeon, as well as menu navigation and possibly other unannounced Switch games, possibly including a new Mario Party, Mario Paint, or 1-2 Switch gimmick release.

The proposed touch pen would fully utilize and communicate with JoyCon's internal sensors, which include gyroscopic tracking, vibration, and accelerometer for immersive game interaction.

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Rockstar could be working GTA 6 and other games

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 8 hours, 25 mins ago

Rockstar just got a huge 37.6 million pound tax cut in the UK in 2019, more than double than last year. This could signify that the number of games Rockstar is working on has increased.

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Rockstar North's Edinburgh-based office benefits tremendously from the UK's Video Games Tax Relief program, which gives tax breaks to games-makers who release "culturally British" games that have a strong impact on the country's earnings. The idea is to give devs like Rockstar tax cuts to fund development projects that turn around and make big bucks upon release (case in point, GTA V has made over $6 billion to date).

In the 2018-2019 tax year, Rockstar's tax cut doubled to 37.6 million pounds. In that period Rockstar only released one game that qualified for the program, Red Dead Redemption 2, sending a clear message that new, possibly bigger games were in development throughout the year. Piecing this info together makes everyone assuming Grand Theft Auto 6 is in dev (it likely is) but it's also possible Rockstar's volume of games has increased too.

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Dying Light 2 delayed as Techland likely targets next-gen consoles

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 10 hours, 2 mins ago

Dying Light 2 has been delayed from its initial Spring 2020 launch to an undetermined timeframe, Techland today announced.

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First Final Fantasy VII Remake, then Avengers and Cyberpunk 2077, and now Techland's ambitious zombie apocalypse sequel Dying Light 2 is the next casualty of delay season. The devs don't currently have an actual revised release window and need more time to refine and polish the experience. We suspect Techland is currently adjusting and optimizing Dying Light 2 for next-gen consoles like the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

"We were initially aiming for a Spring 2020 release with Dying Light 2, but unfortunately we need more development time to fulfill our vision. We will have more details to share in the coming months, and will get back to you as soon as we have more information," said Techland CEO Pawel Marchewka.

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PlayStation 5 devkit UI possibly leaked

By: Derek Strickland | Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 46 mins ago

A new 4Chan post may show off the PlayStation 5 devkit UI, complete with storage and a basic PS4-style square tile setup.

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The apparent "leak" isn't much to go on, but the setup looks somewhat genuine. We've edited the photo to block out the username in the upper left hand corner, but the original image has roughly 891GB out of 1TB storage available, indicating the system's on board SSD indeed has a devbuild game installed. The 0.100.020 system firmware is also visible.

The user interface is rather simplistic and mirrors a PlayStation 4's general interface. It's functional but very unfinished, missing key components like social PSN features, screenshots, and the general flowing verticality of the current PS4 UI. but remember this is supposedly a devkit, not the final PlayStation 5 system UI. Expect many revisions before the PS5 releases in Holiday 2020.

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PowerColor Radeon RX 5600 XT Red Devil, Red Dragon detailed

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: 21 hours, 26 mins ago

PowerColor has just announced that the first batch of its new Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards will not have the improved BIOS out of the box, but have cranked the GDDR6 speeds up on their cards.

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We will see two different custom Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards from PowerColor, the first is the new Radeon RX 5600 XT Red Devil with higher GPU clocks, and the new Radeon RX 5600 XT Red Dragon graphics card. Both of these cards feature 6GB of GDDR6 memory at 14Gbps on a192-bit memory bus for 336GB/sec of memory bandwidth.

PowerColor will have the GPU clocks on its faster Radeon RX 5600 XT Red Devil graphics card at up to 1660/1750MHz for game and boost clocks, respectively. The Radeon RX 5600 XT Red Dragon GPU clocks will be up to 1560/1620MHz for game and boost clocks, respectively.

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Kingpin: Reloaded is coming: 4K, UltraWide, and so much more

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 21 hours, 56 mins ago

I still remember playing the hell out of Kingpin: Life of Crime all the way back in 1999, but now it is coming back in the form of Kingpin: Reloaded.

Kingpin: Reloaded was announced on Twitter for PAX South 2020, with developer 3D Realms tweaking the iconic game with a bunch of features and new tech. We have 4K 60FPS and UltraWide monitor support, "classic" and "enhanced" modes, and improved graphics.

The game will be "re-balanced and polished", pack a new quest system and will launch on the PC, Xbox One, PS4 and even the Nintendo Switch. There's no release date for the game just yet, but Kingpin: Reloaded will drop sometime this year.

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Samsung Electronics new mobile boss: youngest Samsung president at 52

By: Anthony Garreffa | Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones | Posted: 22 hours, 6 mins ago

Samsung has just moved around some of its management in the weeks before the launch of its new Galaxy S20 range of smartphones, promoting Roh Tae-moon to run its mobile business.

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Roh Tae-moon previously led the development of the Galaxy range of smartphones, with Samsung tapping Roh to "present fresh strategies and revitalize the organization". Until now, Roh was the development manager in the Galaxy division of Samsung and was a large part of their outsourcing efforts.

Samsung has more competition than ever before, having to battle both Apple and Huawei in various markets but now it will see Roh, at 52 years old, being the youngest president at Samsung.

ASUS Radeon RX 5600 XT: ROG Strix, TUF Gaming variants teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: 22 hours, 35 mins ago

AMD is about to unleash their Radeon RX 5600 XT onto the world, with AIB partner ASUS unleashing two of its custom Radeon RX 5600 XT graphics cards in the ROG Strix and TUF Gaming variants.

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Starting with the flagship ASUS ROG Strix Radeon RX 5600 XT O6G, which comes in a large triple-slot design with DirectCU III cooling and 3 x Axial-Tech fans. ASUS has idle fan stop that disables the fans when the card isn't being stressed, RGB lighting (of course), and 8+6-pin PCIe power connectors.

ASUS also has the TUF Gaming X3 Radeon RX 5600 XT EVO graphics card, which maintains the why-the-hell-is-it-a-triple-slot design, but with the TUF X3 cooler.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra camera: 10x optical zoom, 100x digital zoom

Samsung's upcoming Galaxy S20 family of smartphones are right around the corner, with detailed specs leaking out over the last few days that paint an amazing picture of what the flagship Galaxy S20 Ultra will end up as. The camera system itself will be a stand out feature, something we're learning more and more about as the days go by:

But now a new photo of the rear-facing camera setup has been spotted, with the new Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G camera rig shown in dual shade (grey matte + black). The '100X' sticker on the back will reportedly make it into consumer handsets and will be printed alongside the Periscope camera.

I don't like the idea of a big '100X' branding on the back of the Galaxy S20 Ultra, but then again this is going to be a huge monster upgrade over the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+, so Samsung most likely wants to bring attention to the fact you're rolling around using a Galaxy S20 Ultra smartphone.

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