Sea of Thieves continues its monthly content updates into the new year, as developer Rare has provided our first look at the January expansion. Titled Legends of the Sea, the update helps canonise the game’s most notably players as part of the lore, expanding existing easter eggs into a more formal part of the Sea of Thieves.
Day: January 8, 2020
The next-generation of AMD Ryzen processors will definitely be launching in 2020, so sayeth the Doctor. The Ryzen 4000 APUs, sporting the Zen 2 and Vega CPU and GPU architectures respectively, have been effectively launched at CES 2020, but there hasn’t been anything said about the Ryzen 4000 CPUs. At least not publicly.
There will be those that use the force for good, and those that use the force for evil. By force, I mean modding abilities, and by good and evil, well you can decide which mod this falls under. This mod will allow you to put the Pope into Star Wars Battlefront II – if you so choose.
Panasonic has unveiled its prototype of a VR headset that looks like it was ripped straight out of the Mandalorian. Yeah, Panasonic. Not necessarily the first name you’d think of when talking about PC-connected VR headsets, but the new Panasonic VR glasses are the world’s first HDR-capable UHD virtual reality goggles and they look frickin’ great.
Dr. Lisa Su has broken convention and confirmed that AMD will have a high-end version of its Navi GPU architecture in discrete graphics cards. Although no time-scale was given at the CES 2020 roundtable conversation with AMD’s CEO, the implication is that the almost mythical “Big Navi” GPU will be released this year. No hint at the potential specs of a potential high-end Navi were given either, with Dr. Su pointing out that she doesn’t “usually comment on unannounced products.”
We’re smitten with Intel’s new NUC 9 Extreme. Unlike the traditional tiny NUC form factor, the new modular kit allows users to upgrade to one of the best graphics cards capable of triple-A gaming performance. But the best bit? The Compute Element at its core is a detachable 10th Gen mini PC you can plug right into your gaming PC’s motherboard.
TikTok, the 3rd most downloaded app in 2019, is under intense scrutiny over users’ privacy, censoring politically controversial content and on national-security grounds—but it’s not over yet, as the security of billions of TikTok users would be now under question.