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Gigabyte and Asus can’t manufacture enough AMD motherboards to meet massive Chinese demand

AMD motherboard shipments are tight over in China, leading to mass shortages as major suppliers’ factories can’t keep up. But, unlike Intel’s 14nm shortage, which has been impacting most of Intel’s supply chain, this looks to be a symptom of a sudden explosion in demand for AMD motherboards across the country. read more

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Death by basketball: the ultimate disgrace in Call of Duty’s Blackout mode

As basketball enthusiasts across the world will tell you, ‘Ball is Life’; it’s a saying which refers to an all-consuming passion for the sport. However, as Call of Duty’s Blackout battle royale has proved, ball can also be death. read more

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Avenged Sevenfold channel Soundgarden on their latest COD Zombies tie-in

Mad Hatter is a new song by Californian metal band Avenged Sevenfold, and the latest of several intended to tie in with Call of Duty’s Zombies mode. Mad Hatter will feature in Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, and on a coming EP that will compile all four of the band’s COD singles. That EP will be called Black Reign. read more

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Nvidia’s RTX 2070 is “about the entry price for a good ray traced experience”

Nvidia has effectively confirmed that the RTX 2070 is going to be the bottom rung of the ray tracing ladder, with any GPU below it unlikely to get a decent experience with the hardware available. We spoke with Nvidia’s Tom Petersen, who explained that the level of performance you’re going to get from the RTX 2070 will essentially be the minimum hardware for real time ray tracing when it launches in October. read more

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Throw a portable deathtrap with Fortnite’s new Spiky Stadium

The latest Fortnite patch introduces not one, but two new items to the game. We already knew that the enormous Port-a-Fortress would be making its way to the game this week, but it’ll be accompanied by another item – the Spiky Stadium. read more

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Redfall appears in trademark listings – and Elder Scrolls fans think it’s a clue to TES6

A curious trademark listing appeared earlier this week, with Bethesda parent ZeniMax registering the title ‘Redfall’ for a videogame and associated media. This could be related to any title under the company’s purview, including everything from Dishonored and Prey to The Evil Within, but Elder Scrolls fans are speculating this might have something to do with the upcoming sixth game in the series. read more

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Bethesda’s Pete Hines Believes Fallout 76 Will Last ‘Forever’

Certain games manage to outlive a normal game’s lifespan, whether it is because of a studio’s continuous support or the game itself managed to attract a modding community that helps keep it alive and fresh. Well, Bethesda’s Vice President of Global Marketing Pete Hines believes Fallout 76 is one of those games. read more

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Sea of Thieves: Forsaken Shores release date delayed for a “bug-free experience”

Sea of Thieves’ biggest update yet is Forsaken Shores, and it was scheduled to release this week – but alas, that’s not to be. The free expansion has been delayed just over a week from September 19 to September 27, so it’ll be a bit of extra time before you and your crew can hit the volcanic shores of the Devil’s Roar. read more