Overwatch, a game famous for its hectic high speed gameplay, is surprisingly getting a young adult novel some time next year (via Polygon). May 2020 will see the release of The Hero of Numbani a story focusing in on the background of Orisa, her creator, and the villain Doomfist.
Day: October 7, 2019
October 7, 2019 Monster Hunter World sales have topped 14 million worldwide.
Intel’s upcoming Cascade Lake X processors aren’t just suddenly way more affordable, they also seem to be pretty impressive overclockers too. At least that’s what Intel is telling us. The 18-core Core i9 10980XE – the HEDT CPU with an unfeasibly long number string – is reportedly capable of hitting 5.1GHz on all cores with just a little judicious core overclocking.
Assassin’s Creed Odyssey was a pretty big part of the Google Stadia announcement at GDC earlier this year. Google showed it working on various platforms and from within YouTube, and it looks like it will be a Stadia title. However, it appears that not everyone at developer Ubisoft was completely convinced about the service at first – the senior producer of the game has said he initially thought the Stadia “will never work,” but it seems trying Doom out on it changed his mind.
If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. That proverb has evidently worked its charms on Fortnite’s best and brightest, because they’ve now organised themselves into an association. The Fortnite Professional Players Association, or FNPPA, is an independent collective of pro-level Fortnite players from around the world, and they have more on their minds than coming up with ways to deal with mechs.
AMD has officially unleashed details about its new Navi-powered RX 5500-series graphics cards. Just not the important ones like what graphics cards will actually be available, how much they’ll cost, or when you can buy them. What AMD has said, however, is that they won’t suffer from any supply issues despite TSMC’s rather well documented 7nm production strains.
Fans of any game are always looking to change the rules of play. Whether that be modding or glitching through walls it’s regularly a way to make a game easier, however this Minecraft player made life very difficult for themselves by completing the game without mining a single block (via PC Gamer).
Price resets seem to be a new theme for Intel processors at the moment. After announcing a 50% ‘reset’ of its high-end desktop X-series pricing with Cascade Lake X, Intel is now slashing the pricing of some of its KF and F-series desktop Coffee Lake CPUs. Okay, ‘slashing’ is maybe overs-selling it a touch, given that the largest discount seems to be just 14%.
After much speculation AMD has finally, officially, announced the Radeon RX 5500-series of graphics cards. This new generation of mainstream Navi GPUs will eventually completely replace the current Polaris range of cards in the market, surely in terms of both price and performance. AMD is promising gaming frame rates that will comfortably top the RX 480 (and presumably by extension the RX 580), and absolutely trounce the Nvidia GTX 1650.
A new slide has appeared online showing the end of socket compatibility for AMD’s EPYC processors coming with 2020’s Zen 3 architecture. That, by extension, would also suggest the end for the AM4 Ryzen CPU socket too. AMD has been long committed to retaining socket compatibility for its processors going up to 2020, and now it looks like it’s going to come to a hard stop with a fresh CPU design for Zen 4.