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Today during its CES 2021 keynote, Nvidia announced the new GeForce RTX 3060. Featuring high-performance architecture and the second generation of Nvidia RTX, the GeForce RTX 3060 brings ray-tracing capabilities and support for Nvidia DLSS and other technologies and is priced at $329. It’s the new entry-level card, sitting just below the 3060 Ti, which we reviewed last year. RTX 3060 ...read more
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According to Twitter, 2020 was a huge year for gaming on the social media platform. Given the fact that many folks were stuck inside due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic for much of the year, it should really come as no surprise that there were more than 2,000,000,000 (that's two billion) tweets about gaming in 2020. That number is 75% more than 2019's statistics and includes a 49% increase in ...read more
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It’s always a treat to see a world record speedrun happen at a Games Done Quick event, especially when that record is about the event itself. AGDQ 2021 crossed the $1 million USD threshold this week faster than any event in the organisation’s history, leading to a whopper $2.7 million the event’s end. AGDQ 2021 crossed $1 million raised for the Prevent Cancer Foundation on Thursday, ...read more
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Since its explosive launch, Pokemon GO has gone on to enjoy incredible success, and even with a few dips here and there (especially for a perod after its release), on the whole, the game has been a major money-printing machine for The Pokemon Company. 2019, for instance, was its biggest year ever in terms of revenue generated, and now that record has been toppled with its very next year. As ...read more
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Twitch has unveiled its solution for the removed PogChamp emote this week following the removal of one of Twitch’s most-used expressions. Adopting an idea suggested by a community member shortly after the emote was removed, Twitch said that it’ll feature a new PogChamp emote within the streaming platform every 24 hours. The rotation of PogChamps will start on Friday with more version of ...read more
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According to data compiled by Apptopia, Among Us was the most-downloaded mobile game of 2020. Apptopia, which collects data from Google Play and the App Store, has compiled a report on the most-downloaded games worldwide and in the US during 2020. The data finds Among Us was the most-downloaded game both worldwide and in the US. Worldwide, the game saw 264 million downloads and in the US ...read more
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Minecraft Earth, the alternate reality mobile game where players could recreate the feeling of playing Minecraft in the real world, will shut down at the end of June due to COVID-19. An official announcement on the Minecraft website reads "Minecraft Earth was designed around free movement and collaborative play – two things that have become near impossible in the current global situation. As ...read more
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Epic Games has announced it's buying an enormous mall to convert into the company's new campus. The Cary Towne Center complex is 980,000 square-feet and 87-acres, and if you want to visualise that scale then think of 50 football fields. The plan is to completely redevelop the site, with work beginning this year and scheduled for completion in 2024, "allowing Epic the flexibility to create a ...read more
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Microsoft pulled the plug on general support for Windows in January 2020, ending what had been a 10-year run. But instead of withering away and settling into the footnotes of OS history, it is estimated that Windows 7 is still running on more than 100 million PCs, and perhaps way more. Remarkably (or oddly, depending on your perspective), Windows 7 actually increased its share of the Windows ...read more
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Between The Witcher, Castlevania, and the upcoming Assassin’s Creed and Resident Evil TV shows that are currently in production, Netflix has become a hotbed of content that is based on popular video game franchises. Now, a fresh rumor suggests that this trend could be continuing once again with a new series centered around one of gaming’s most iconic fantasy properties. A new report has ...read more
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