Grand Theft Auto V might be getting the VR treatment

Australian developer Video Games Deluxe (VGD) has posted several job listings on LinkedIn as it gears up to work on what it says will be a “AAA” virtual reality game.


Australian developer Video Games Deluxe (VGD) has posted several job listings on LinkedIn as it gears up to work on what it says will be a "AAA" virtual reality game.

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StarCraft II is still going strong a decade on

Its predecessor, the original StarCraft from 1998, has been labeled as one of the greatest and most important video games ever. Understandably, fans and critics were skeptical when the sequel dropped on July 27, 2010, especially after its rocky start w…


Its predecessor, the original StarCraft from 1998, has been labeled as one of the greatest and most important video games ever. Understandably, fans and critics were skeptical when the sequel dropped on July 27, 2010, especially after its rocky start which prompted Blizzard to overhaul the project early on in its development.

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The live-action Sonic the Hedgehog film sequel arrives in 2022

Now, after a few more months have passed, we have a bit more information about the film. As expected, it’ll be dubbed Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and it will hit theaters globally on April 8, 2022. This news was shared on Twitter directly by Sonic the Hedgeh…


Now, after a few more months have passed, we have a bit more information about the film. As expected, it'll be dubbed Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and it will hit theaters globally on April 8, 2022. This news was shared on Twitter directly by Sonic the Hedgehog's lead actor, Ben...

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A Quantum Internet would eliminate security concerns by nature

The traditional Internet, as The Wall Street Journal points out, works by encoding data into photons of light and sending it over long distances along fiber-optic cables or wirelessly via satellites. The issue, as it relates to security, is that these …


The traditional Internet, as The Wall Street Journal points out, works by encoding data into photons of light and sending it over long distances along fiber-optic cables or wirelessly via satellites. The issue, as it relates to security, is that these communications can be intercepted along the way, resulting in...

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Halo Infinite debut is met with complaints, Microsoft blames poor stream and early build

The Halo Infinite demo certainly stirred feelings of nostalgia for those who remember the first game on the original Xbox. But rose-tinted glasses can’t hide the fact that compared to some of the other next-gen titles we’ve seen, it didn’t look that vi…


The Halo Infinite demo certainly stirred feelings of nostalgia for those who remember the first game on the original Xbox. But rose-tinted glasses can't hide the fact that compared to some of the other next-gen titles we've seen, it didn't look that visually impressive.

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Cooler Master ControlPad Review – Analog Control, 24 Keys

Cooler Master’s ControlPad gives you analog control on a keyboard. Gone are the days of janky movement in racing games or FPS shooters. The ControlPad is a 24-key keypad with analog control on all keys, and is backed by software that promises extreme c…

Cooler Master's ControlPad gives you analog control on a keyboard. Gone are the days of janky movement in racing games or FPS shooters. The ControlPad is a 24-key keypad with analog control on all keys, and is backed by software that promises extreme customization for a variety of use cases, including gaming, content creation, and even medical!

Garmin shuts down online services and production after ransomware attack

The attack has affected vast swathes of the company, which hasn’t officially revealed it to be ransomware. The firm’s employees have described it as such on social media, attributing it to the new strain that appeared earlier this year, called WastedLo…


The attack has affected vast swathes of the company, which hasn’t officially revealed it to be ransomware. The firm’s employees have described it as such on social media, attributing it to the new strain that appeared earlier this year, called WastedLocker, reports ZDNet.

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The Galaxy Note 20 is almost a ‘Lite Edition’ of the phone, claims report

As per German publication WinFuture, the base model of the Note 20 comes with a 6.7-inch screen and a 2,400 x 1,080 resolution (339 PPI), while the Ultra boasts a 6.9-inch display and a 3,200 x 1,440 resolution (508 PPI). And, as reported last month, t…


As per German publication WinFuture, the base model of the Note 20 comes with a 6.7-inch screen and a 2,400 x 1,080 resolution (339 PPI), while the Ultra boasts a 6.9-inch display and a 3,200 x 1,440 resolution (508 PPI). And, as reported last month, the smaller phone will have...

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AMD’s share price jumps above Intel’s for first time since 2006

In its second-quarter earnings report yesterday, Intel revealed that revenue is up 20 percent, but Covid-19 complications mean 7nm-based CPU production is backed up and 12 months behind schedule, meaning a delay of at least six months.


In its second-quarter earnings report yesterday, Intel revealed that revenue is up 20 percent, but Covid-19 complications mean 7nm-based CPU production is backed up and 12 months behind schedule, meaning a delay of at least six months.

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Intel Roadmap Update: Alder Lake In H2’21, Ice Lake-SP Late This Year

Among several different updates tucked into Intel’s Q2’2020 earnings report, the company included a brief update on some of their future products. While the bulk of the company’s focus is currently on their next-generation Tiger Lake…

Among several different updates tucked into Intel’s Q2’2020 earnings report, the company included a brief update on some of their future products. While the bulk of the company’s focus is currently on their next-generation Tiger Lake CPUs, which are launching this quarter, the company is also looking at what comes after Tiger Lake, as well as the future of their highly profitable server business.

First off, Alder Lake has finally been formally outed. The successor to Tiger Lake now has an official launch window of the second-half of 2021. The 10nm chip will be for both mobile and desktops, making it the first 10nm chip that Intel has confirmed will come to desktops. Very little is otherwise officially known about the chip, but Intel’s ISA documents have previously revealed that there will be some new instructions found in that chip.

Otherwise the six-month window for kicking off production shipments is a fairly wide one for a chip that doesn’t rely on a new process node. Intel product cycles are rarely under a year long, so at first blush we’d be surprised if this was anything earlier than a late 2021 product. But with Intel’s recent 7nm delay and planned ramp-up of their 10nm process, it may be that Intel will be trying to pull it in and launch it in Q3, similar to this year’s Tiger Lake launch.

Meanwhile on the server side of matters, Intel is preparing for both Ice Lake-SP as well as its successor, Sapphire Rapids. One of the many victims of Intel’s 10nm woes, Ice Lake-SP is Intel’s first 10nm server chip. As of late the company has been riding a wave of profitability based on its server parts, so a newer part that improves on core counts and energy efficiency will be a welcomed addition to Intel’s product lineup, not to mention better able to fend off AMD’s powerful EPYC “Rome” processors.

Initial production shipments for Ice Lake-SP are set to start by the end of this year. Though Intel’s language is loose enough that this may mean that larger volumes of the chip may not ship until 2021.

Following Ice Lake-SP will be Sapphire Rapids, Intel’s second-generation 10nm server part. Along with getting Intel’s product release cadence closer to being back on track, Sapphire Rapids will play an important role in unifying Intel’s split Xeon families. Intel’s oddball 14nm Cooper Lake Xeons, which are currently shipping, support bfloat16, but Ice Lake-SP will not. For 10nm chips that support is finally being rolled into Sapphire Rapids, making the new chip the successor to both Cooper Lake and Ice Lake-SP in every way.

Sapphire Rapids will follow Ice Lake-SP by roughly a year. According to Intel’s presentation deck, chips will begin sampling in H2’2020, while CEO Bob Swan’s prepared remarks state that initial production shipments will begin at that time.

What follows these chips, in turn, will be the big question that Intel is currently wangling with in light of their 7nm delay. The company has made it clear that they intend to maintain an annual release cadence, divorced from their process roadmap if necessary. Depending on the state of their 7nm process, that may mean 7nm chips, 10nm chips, chips using dies from both processes, or even using dies from third-party fabs. Intel has opened the door to all possibilities, and their 2022 chips will likely be their first chance to embrace their new pragmatic approach.