Saturday, June 19, 2021

Amouranth, Indiefoxxx Banned On Twitch

I know this may be hard to believe but there is more drama on Twitch.

Amouranth and Indiefoxx were both hit with bans from the streaming platform today, according to the StreamerBans Twitter account, which tracks suspensions involving partnered streamers. As is the case with every Twitch ban, the platform has not given a reason or duration for the suspension.

Friday, June 18, 2021

The Gundam Themed Gaming PC

This should be called an ASUS "Gundam" edition PC build.

Metro Exodus Official Next-Gen Console Launch Trailer

 The official next-gen console launch trailer for Metro Exodus has dropped.

NVIDIA, Arm CEOs Share Vision of a Deal Made for a Hypergrowth Era

With the tech industry facing opportunities at every turn, it’s a ripe moment for NVIDIA’s acquisition of Arm, said CEOs of the companies in a frank conversation with a leading analyst. Patrick Moorhead of Moor Insights & Strategy posed tough questions and gave the deal a thumbs up in the session at the Six Five Summit. Sporting a pandemic beard, Arm’s Simon Segars painted the landscape of an industry growing in every direction.

NVIDIA CEO Speaks at UK AI Event on How AI Is Changing World

Highlighting the growing importance of AI to innovation of all kinds in the U.K. and worldwide, NVIDIA founder and CEO Jensen Huang spoke today at the CogX conference. Huang was one of a trio of NVIDIA leaders appearing at the event hosted by Cognition X in King’s Cross, London, this week.

Microsoft Board Announces Role Changes And Quarterly Dividend

Microsoft Corp. on Wednesday announced that the board’s independent directors unanimously elected Satya Nadella to the role of board chair, and unanimously elected John W. Thompson as lead independent director, a role he held previously from 2012 to 2014.

Intel Paving the Way for Smart Factories

Intel, EXOR International, TIM and JMA Wireless teamed together to build an end-to-end smart factory in Verona, Italy, as an example of the benefits of Industry 4.0 digitalization to manufacturers of all sizes. Based on a breadth of Intel products, including Intel Atom® processors, Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors, Intel® FPGAs, Intel® Edge Controls for Industrial software and Intel® Edge Insights for Industrial software, the factory shows what is possible with the latest networking, cloud and edge computing technologies in an agile and modular application environment.

Wednesday, June 16, 2021

AMD Has Unveiled The RX 6900 XT LC?

These guys don't have the best track record when it comes to the rumor mill but I think we can all agree this would be pretty cool.

A hybrid cooling solution attached to an external 120mm radiator with a single fan are not the only changes in comparison to the vanilla RX 6900 XT model. The RX 6900 XT Liquid Cooled SKU features higher clock speeds as well as increased TBP to 330W.

Purple Power Build of the Day

I'm not a fan of the color purple but how do you not love this build

Speedo's Upcoming Suits

Speedo has an interesting looking Fastskin 4.0 suit in the design stages.

Every Confirmed New Game At E3 2021

Now that we've heard about all the no-shows, how about a list of the confirmed new games?

Stop. We’re here to help. What follows is a comprehensive rundown of every new game announced at a major E3 event this year. 

The No-Shows of E3 2021

PC Gamer has published a list of games that were a no-sow this year at E3.

We knew that Covid-19 was going to upset the videogame apple cart this year, and when you start listing hypothetical things that could have been but weren't it seems like a lot. 

New GM to Tackle BioWare's Reputation

Good luck Mr. McKay

Gary joined BioWare in January of 2020 as the Head of Development Operations before being tapped to be the Interim GM in December. He brings with him more than 20 years of industry experience. “I started my career in the industry with EA back in 1998,” he says, “and it was so exciting to see the studio and company grow in the early days. I spent the next seven years with EA before moving on. But now you could say I’ve come full circle.”

GTA Online On PS3 and Xbox 360 Shutting Down On Dec 16th

According to this post, GTA Online for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will shut down on December 16, 2021.

As we continue to move forward with updates and support for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of Grand Theft Auto Online — as well as prepare for this Fall's launches of the new expanded and enhanced versions of Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S — the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online, including website stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social Club, will officially be shutting down on December 16, 2021. In addition, Shark Cash Cards for GTA Online will no longer be sold for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions after September 15, 2021.

AI Startup Opseyes Revolutionizes Wastewater Analysis

What do radiology and wastewater have in common? Hopefully, not much. But at startup Opseyes, founder Bryan Arndt and data scientist Robin Schlenga are putting the AI that’s revolutionizing medical imaging to work on analyzing wastewater samples. Arndt and Schlenga spoke with NVIDIA AI Podcast host Noah Kravitz about the inspiration for Opseyes, which began with Arndt’s career at wastewater industry leader Ramboll.

Drone Video Shows Progress at Four Intel Factories

It’s a busy time for construction crews at Intel sites. Fabs. Assembly test plants. Design centers. Research and development centers. Warehouses. Workers are on construction sites worldwide building for Intel. Recent drone footage shows fabs — or “mods” — currently under construction in Hillsboro, Oregon; Leixlip, Ireland; and Kiryat-Gat, Israel, as well as Intel’s completed Fab 42 in Chandler, Arizona. They’re all part of Intel’s “IDM 2.0” strategy to increase its manufacturing capacity.

Intel Forms Government Affairs Advisory Committee

Intel Corporation today announced a newly formed government affairs advisory committee to provide a range of perspectives to Intel leaders on global governmental and political matters. The committee brings a unique combination of skills, experiences and perspectives from around the world as Intel and the technology and semiconductor industries address a surging demand for semiconductors, the impact of worldwide chip shortages and the importance of public-private partnerships to ensuring a healthy, balanced global semiconductor manufacturing supply chain.

Intel Recommends Rejecting Tutanota ‘Mini-Tender’

Intel Corporation recently learned of an unsolicited “mini-tender offer” made by Tutanota LLC (Tutanota) to Intel stockholders to purchase up to 1 million shares of Intel common stock at $63 per share. The offer price of $63 per share is conditioned on, among other things, the closing price per share of Intel’s common stock exceeding $63 per share on the last trading day before the offer expires. 

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Petition to Stop Jeff Bezos Re-Entering Earth After Space Flight

Dude, this cracked me up!

A petition set up to stop Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos from being allowed to re-enter Earth after his upcoming space flight has been signed by close to 7,000 people.

Save Up To 60% On PC Games

Microsoft is offering up to 60% off on a huge collection of games for the PC.

Take 2 Interactive E3 2021 Keynote


Valve Appeals Geo-Blocking Fine

Don't act surprised, we all knew this was coming

Valve Corp. has appealed a decision from European enforcers imposing a €1.6 million ($1.94 million) penalty on the Steam video game platform's owner for allegedly helping publishers prevent cross-border sales of games through geo-blocking.

ID@Xbox Summer Game Fest Demo Event Showcases 40 Games

40 game demos? Impressive!

It’s time! We are excited to showcase 40 awesome demos of unreleased games on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One. Just like last year’s Summer Game Demo event, you can download and play these in the comfort of your own home between June 15 – 21.

Windows 11 Pro Beta Leaked Images

Well, if this site can be believed, this is a leaked screenshot from Windows 11 Pro beta.

The Medium - Reveal Trailer | PS5

It looks as though The Medium will no longer be an Xbox Series X exclusive come September.

Breath Of The Wild 2 Gameplay Trailer

Nintendo has dropped a Breath Of The Wild 2 gameplay trailer today.

NVIDIA Unveils Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial Module

Robotics and automation are increasingly used in manufacturing, agriculture, construction, energy, government and other industries, but many companies have struggled to incorporate the benefits of AI and deep learning in the most demanding applications. With the new NVIDIA Jetson AGX Xavier Industrial module, NVIDIA is making it possible to deploy AI at the edge in harsh environments where safety and reliability are critical priorities.

Recyclers Tap Startup with World’s Largest Recycling Network

Matanya Horowitz smelled a problem in 2014. Fresh out of CalTech with a Ph.D., he saw that recycling centers lacked robotics and computer vision to pick through heaps of garbage-contaminated recyclables. Horowitz founded AMP Robotics that year to harness AI run on NVIDIA GPUs to turn sorting out the trash into cash.

Intel Unveils Infrastructure Processing Unit

During the Six Five Summit, Intel unveiled its vision for the infrastructure processing unit (IPU), a programmable networking device designed to enable cloud and communication service providers to reduce overhead and free up performance for central processing units (CPUs). With an IPU, customers will better utilize resources with a secure, programmable, stable solution that enables them to balance processing and storage.

Sunday, June 13, 2021

S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl in April

Blue's News has the rundown on the upcoming S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl.

The game now has a release date — the players will return to the Zone on April 28, 2022. We are pleased to acknowledge there are numerous ways for the players to enjoy the game. S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2: Heart of Chernobyl will be available on Steam, Epic Games Store, Microsoft Store and will enter Game Pass on both PC and Xbox Series X/S day one.

Microsoft Announced Forza Horizon 5

According to this post, Forza Horizon 5 is coming November 9th.

Today, we showcased how Forza Horizon 5 is powered by Xbox Series X|S, where you lead breathtaking expeditions across Mexico with its striking contrast and beauty in hundreds of the world’s greatest cars.

The Outer Worlds 2 - Official Announce Trailer

I loved the first game so naturally I am excited for this one...don't screw this up Bethesda!

Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy | Official Reveal Trailer

Ju from the look of this trailer, I'm predicting a flop.