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Cryptocurrency Scam Goes Global – Twitter Accounts of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, and a Number of Crypto Exchanges Hacked

https://wccftech.com/cryptocurrency-scam-goes-global-twitter-accounts-of-elon-musk-bill-gates-and-a-number-of-crypto-exchanges-hacked/

Uh Oh, Crypo shitz may actually be happening. Either that or it's the end of Crypto if everyone agrees it has turned into cancer.



             

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Another good review for the LG CX9. I really want to buy it asap but I don't think I can justify it without also getting a new PC. I'm also still skeptical about the input lag. All reviews praise it but I would consider myself extremely sensitive to it since I've played 144fps for the past few years.



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Isnt the c9 better?



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Intel announces September 2 event, likely teasing 11th Gen Tiger Lake CPU launch

https://www.windowscentral.com/intel-announces-september-2-event-likely-teasing-11th-gen-tiger-lake-cpu-launch

ARM customers are considering alternatives after the company moved to increase their licensing fees by as much as four times

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-softbank-group-arm-exclusive/exclusive-arm-raises-prices-on-chip-technology-for-some-customers-sources-say-idUSKCN24G1RM?utm_source=reddit.com

TFT Central: OLED Displays and the Monitor Market. The only problem with OLED TVs is that they are huge to be my primary monitor. If they could come down to a 32-34 inch, I'd buy them in a heart beat.

https://www.tftcentral.co.uk/articles/oled.htm

Death Stranding now streaming on GeForce Now so everyone can enjoy the game in 4K on their potato computers

Outside of Death Stranding, Nvidia has just added 9 other new titles as well:

Hyper Scape Open Beta (new game launch on Uplay – July 12)
Enter the Gungeon (Epic Game Store)
Far Cry Primal (Epic)
Metin2
Surviving Mars
Totally Accurate Battle Simulator (Epic)
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Breakpoint (Epic)
TrackMania 2 Stadium (Uplay)
Unfortunate Spacemen

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Death-Stranding-now-streaming-on-GeForce-Now-so-everyone-can-enjoy-the-game-in-4K-on-their-potato-computers.481490.0.html

Dell XPS 17 9700 Core i7 Laptop Review: Pretty Much A MacBook Pro 17. Personally I don't like that title as it's a lot better since you can actually upgrade things yourself + 2060 will smoke every ultrabook in the market unless you go gaming and it doesn't charge you apple tax (but there is a dell tax but also dell discounts where you can stack coupons/ebates on top of sales). Still a overall good review.

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Dell-XPS-17-9700-Core-i7-Laptop-Review-Pretty-Much-A-MacBook-Pro-17.480975.0.html

ARM-based 13-inch MacBook Pro and MacBook Air To Launch by End of 2020

https://wccftech.com/arm-based-13-inch-macbook-pro-and-macbook-air-to-launch-by-end-of-2020/

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Thursday news:

SALES /PLAYER COUNT & DEALS

Cute mech battler Volta-X is holding a closed beta, and we've got 200 keys to give away
https://www.pcgamer.com/cute-mech-battler-volta-x-is-holding-a-closed-beta-and-weve-got-200-keys-to-give-away/
Volta-X is a "real-time strategy mech battler" that begins with a Kaiju invasion of Earth. Humanity seemed doomed, until our best scientists developed the Voltas: Giant fighting robots that enabled us to stand toe-to-toe with the alien invaders and eventually force them off the planet. We won! And now we've got all these giant fighting robots and nothing to do with them.
(...)
If this sounds like something you'd like to try, I have good news: Volta-X is expected to arrive on Steam later this summer, and before that happens a one-day closed beta test is running on July 18—and we've got 200 keys to give away.

Remnant: From the Ashes devs were 'really surprised' by 1.6 million sales
https://www.pcgamer.com/remnant-from-the-ashes-sales-interview/
Remnant from the Ashes was a surprising game in many ways. What initially seemed to me like a rote Gears of War clone soon revealed itself to be a wild and furiously challenging adventure across multiple planets, with imaginative weapons and ferocious boss fights. It also surprised its own developers, Gunfire Games. Since launch, Remnant has sold 1.6 million copies, far surpassing expectations.
"We were really surprised. We were independent at the time, and it was our first game for us like this," says John Pearl, design director at Gunfire. "It's always hard to get people into a new game … so we were really surprised by how well it was received."

Steam has two new deals:

And Fanatical has a new bundle: Reaper Bundle 4, with 10 games at a 97% discount: https://www.fanatical.com/en/bundle/reaper-bundle-4

SOFTWARE & DRIVERS

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MODS, EMULATORS & FAN PROJECTS

Crysis Enhanced Edition is now available for free download
https://www.dsogaming.com/pc-performance-analyses/crysis-enhanced-edition-is-now-available-for-free-download/
Last month, we informed you about a new graphical overhaul mod for the first Crysis game, Crysis Enhanced Edition. This mod was originally put behind a Patreon-wall. However, we are happy to report today that Crysis Enhanced Edition is finally available for download to the public.
Crysis Enhanced Edition features better water effects and richer particles. The team has also added indirect sky lighting and fog effects in order to improve the game’s visuals. Not only that, but it has reworked the lighting for all interior areas.
Furthermore, Crysis Enhanced Edition features screen-space reflections for water, grass shadows and improved material simulation. It also has Cloud Shadows, real-time Ocean Reflections, and improved Edge AA. Lastly, it adds Lens flares and rain splash on water when raining.
Unfortunately, the team has not released its 4K/8K textures. Instead, the public version of Crysis Enhanced Edition uses textures from Rygels Textures mods, HD Grass, Maximum Immersion Textures, and upscaled (4x) Vanilla textures. The team has, once again, put its own high quality textures behind a Patreon-wall. It sucks, we know.
>> You can get it from ModDB.

GAMING NEWS

Codemasters reveals the locations, car classes and game modes for Dirt 5
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/codemasters-reveals-the-locations-car-classes-and-game-modes-for-dirt-5/
Codemasters today revealed the key features of Dirt 5 that await players when it releases on October 9th. Furthermore, the team has released a brand new trailer that you can find below.

Square Enix will reveal more details about Marvel’s Avengers on July 29th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/square-enix-will-reveal-more-details-about-marvels-avengers-on-july-29th/
Square Enix has announced that the next Marvel’s Avengers War Table digital stream will premiere on July 29th. According to the publisher, this new War Table will provide an exclusive in-depth look at the Marvel’s Avengers beta program, which begins on August 14th.

Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy leaked by the Australian Classification Board
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/atelier-ryza-2-lost-legends-the-secret-fairy-leaked-by-the-australian-classification-board/
It appears that KOEI Tecmo is working on a new Atelier Ryza game. As we can see, the Australian Classification Board has rated Atelier Ryza 2: Lost Legends & The Secret Fairy. Thus, it’s safe to say that KOEI Tecmo will soon announce this new Atelier Ryza game.

90s first-person shooter, Hellbound, releases on August 4th
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/90s-first-person-shooter-hellbound-releases-on-august-4th/
Saibot Studios and Nimble Giant have announced that their 90s first-person shooter, Hellbound, will release on August 4th. In order to celebrate this announcement, the teams have also released a new trailer that you can find below.

Spellbreak is a new magic-focused battle royale game, coming to PC later this year
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/spellbreak-is-a-new-magic-focused-battle-royale-game-coming-to-pc-later-this-year/
Proletariat today announced that their highly-anticipated magic-focused battle royale title, Spellbreak, will be free to play on the PC. In order to celebrate this announcement, the team has released a new trailer that you can find below.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Update 1.5.4 released and here are its full patch notes
https://www.dsogaming.com/news/assassins-creed-odyssey-update-1-5-4-released-and-here-are-its-full-patch-notes/
Ubisoft has released a brand new update for Assassin’s Creed Odyssey. This patch is 3GB in size on the PC, and addresses three issues with the game.

Microsoft releases new in-engine teaser clip for Halo: Infinite
https://www.dsogaming.com/videotrailer-news/microsoft-releases-new-in-engine-teaser-clip-for-halo-infinite/
Microsoft and 343 Industries have released a new in-engine teaser clip for Halo: Infinite. This clip shows the number ‘117’, and Microsoft’s tweet reads “Your legend makes it more than just a number.”



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Thursday news, part two:

Aghanim's Labyrinth is a Dota 2 roguelike
https://www.pcgamer.com/aghanims-labyrinth-is-a-dota-2-roguelike/
Dota 2's summer event kicked off this week, letting players take a break from the MOBA to instead play a co-op roguelike, Aghanim’s Labyrinth, with three buds. It's available to everyone, battle pass or no, for free.

The spider-squashing, house-demolishing game Kill It With Fire is coming in August
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-spider-squashing-house-demolishing-game-kill-it-with-fire-is-coming-in-august/
Kill It With Fire is a bonkers first-person game about arachnophobia and proportional response. I took a look at a demo for the game back in April and enjoyed it a lot: It's dumb—really dumb—but demolishing a house to kill a few bugs (who were just minding their own business) is a lot of fun, and kind of cathartic, too.

Necrobarista, the 3D visual novel about ghosts, coffee, and Australia, comes out next week
https://www.pcgamer.com/necrobarista-the-3d-visual-novel-about-ghosts-coffee-and-australia-comes-out-next-week/
We got our first look at Necrobarista, a 3D visual novel about serving coffee, meeting ghosts, and playing with knives, all the way back in 2017. A couple of years later a release date was set, although shortly after that it was delayed "slightly" so developer Route 59 Games could do a little more work on it. The process ended up taking a lot longer than expected, but the studio announced today that Necrobarista will arrive on July 22.

Our favorite skateboarding sim, Session, is getting a physics overhaul
https://www.pcgamer.com/our-favorite-skateboarding-sim-session-is-getting-a-physics-overhaul/
In a Steam update posted today, the makers of skateboarding sim Session said that they're currently "neck high in some major physics work" that'll slow the update pace down for the moment.

Microsoft Flight Simulator is getting a 10 disc physical version
https://www.pcgamer.com/microsoft-flight-simulator-is-getting-a-10-disc-physical-version/
The first Microsoft Flight Simulator came on a single 360kb 5.25 inch floppy disc. Back then you had to run the program directly from the disc, as it wasn't designed to be installed on a rare-at-the-time hard drive.
That was back in 1982: fast forward 38 years, and the forthcoming 2020 version of Microsoft Flight Simulator comes on a whopping ten DVDs, amounting to 85GB, meaning the original Flight Sim could fit on those discs at least 236,000 times. Maths!
>> A physical edition for PC in 2020! It's like a shooting star. Quick, make a wish!

Escape from Tarkov gets a new map expansion and more dangerous AI
https://www.pcgamer.com/escape-from-tarkov-gets-a-new-map-expansion-and-more-dangerous-ai/
Patch notes for Escape From Tarkov's upcoming 12.7 update have been issued, revealing an array of exciting changes and additions to the game, from new weapons and enemies to a significant expansion to the Customs map, as revealed at the PC Gaming Show last month.

The Red Door, reportedly Call of Duty 2020, is on the Microsoft Store
https://www.pcgamer.com/the-red-door-reportedly-call-of-duty-2020-is-on-the-microsoft-store/
Despite being more than halfway through the year, the next instalment in the ceaseless Call of Duty series is still a complete mystery. Activision hasn't been giving anything away, and so far all we've had to go on are leaks and rumours. But now it might have appeared on the Microsoft Store.

Sea of Solitude wins the Games For Change Award for Most Significant Impact
https://www.pcgamer.com/sea-of-solitude-wins-the-games-for-change-award-for-most-significant-impact/
Games For Change announced the winners for the Game For Change Awards and has given the Most Significant Impact award to the adventure game Sea of Solitude. The Games For Change festival is an event that highlights how games can have a positive impact on society and can be used as a force for good.

Baldur's Gate 3 update breaks down combat and stealth
https://www.pcgamer.com/baldurs-gate-3-update-breaks-down-combat-and-stealth/
Following last month's meaty gameplay stream, Larian Studios has shed a bit more light on how Baldur's Gate 3's many systems work, some of which have been changed since we first got a look way back in February.

No Man's Sky takes a terrifying new turn in its Desolation update
https://www.pcgamer.com/no-mans-sky-takes-a-terrifying-new-turn-in-its-desolation-update/
No Man's Sky has always been known for its intergalactic exploration, letting players discover new worlds at the far reaches of the galaxy. But the space survival sim has taken a bit of a turn with its new Desolation update, leaving the joys of planet-hopping behind for the terrors of being alone in the unknown. It's a whole new atmosphere for No Man's Sky, which you can see in the trailer above—it's giving me major GTFO and Alien: Isolation vibes.

Star Wars: Squadrons' cockpits will look like they were built in the '70s
https://www.pcgamer.com/star-wars-squadrons-cockpits-will-look-like-they-were-built-in-the-70s/
Hot-shot space jockeys will have eight starfighters at their fingertips when Star Wars: Squadrons goes live in October: Four Imperial and four Rebel, each one belonging to a different class. That in itself isn't news, but today EA shared more about what each class can do, how pilots can get the most out of their machines, and how it's going about recreating futuristic technology from a long time ago.

Remnant: From the Ashes' final DLC gets a new trailer, releases next month
https://www.pcgamer.com/remnant-from-the-ashes-subject-2923-release-date/
Co-op shooter Remnant: From the Ashes will see the launch of its final DLC next month. Titled Subject 2923, the expansion introduces two major new biomes for players to explore, alongside a new campaign story that traces the origins of Remnant's strange world.



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kirby007 said:
Isnt the c9 better?

C9 is last year's model and is missing some features.



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vivster said:
kirby007 said:
Isnt the c9 better?

C9 is last year's model and is missing some features.

just the freesync if im not mistaken



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Henry Cavill shows off his AMD Ryzen PC; video expectedly goes viral

https://www.notebookcheck.net/Henry-Cavill-shows-off-his-AMD-Ryzen-PC-video-expectedly-goes-viral.481585.0.html

The Chad of PC gaming. Probably the worst time to build a PC but considering how rich he is, I doubt he cares.



             

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kirby007 said:
vivster said:

C9 is last year's model and is missing some features.

just the freesync if im not mistaken

Also has a newer image processor, Dolby IQ and is overall newer, which means it's gonna be supported for longer.

https://www.rtings.com/tv/tools/compare#comparison_5796

And then according to this test the 4k VRR max is not locked at 60 and has much lower input lag on 4K VRR. That makes it pretty much without alternative if I plan to game on it, which I do.



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