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When’s the last time you were excited about a Kickstarter?

Even before Kickstarter announced it was hopping on the blockchain bandwagon, people seemed to have fallen out of love with the crowdfunding platform. Videogame projects have been hitting lower targets in recent times, with all the biggest earners (like the Ouya, Shenmue 3, and Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night) now seven or more years behind us. Meanwhile, Kickstarters for tabletop game continue to do well, raising $272 million in 2021, versus the more modest $24 million raised by videogames according to consultant Thomas Bidaux’s study. Yet more and more of those board games are projects that probably didn’t need to come…

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YouTuber indulges in Steam Deck destruction to demonstrate device’s durability

Audio player loading… Are you, like me, still lost in Steam Deck pre order purgatory? Is “after Q3 2022” an infinite void swallowing up the future, with the promise of PC gaming on the go seemingly never to arrive? This video from DIY YouTube channel JerryRigEverything of one getting bent, burned, and stabbed may give you some catharsis. JerryRigEverything creator Zack Nelson distinguishes his channel by reviewing personal tech, mostly smartphones, from a durability angle. Nelson puts most major new releases through their paces with durability tests that include bending, scratching, and even applying an open flame to the screen….

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Radeon RX 6300M Cross Swords With GeForce MX450 In Geekbench 5

AMD’s Radeon RX 6300M has appeared in a pair of new Geekbench 5 benchmark results with underwhelming performance. Scores in the Vulkan and OpenCL (via Benchleaks) benchmarks showed Nvidia’s previous-generation MX450 mobile GPU close to outperforming the Radeon RX 6300M. AMD’s Radeon RX 6300M is the entry-level mobile GPU for its latest RDNA 2 lineup on the spec sheet. The GPU packs just 12 compute units for 768 cores on a cut-down Navi 24 die. Video memory and Infinity Cache sizes are just as neutered, with a maximum supported capacity of just 2GB for the main GDDR6 memory and a…

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Prolific Studio-buyer EA is reportedly looking to be bought in turn

Audio player loading… With the recent rush of consolidation in the gaming world, it might be easy to forget the original masters of studio acquisition: Electronic Arts. In an ironic twist, a new report from Dylan Byers of the independent publication, Puck, claims that EA, which has a market cap of $36 billion, has been seeking acquisition by an even larger company, and was almost bought by NBCUniversal. According to the report, Brian Roberts, CEO of NBCUniversal parent company, Comcast, approached EA’s CEO, Andrew Wilson, with an offer to merge EA and NBCUniversal, leaving Wilson in charge of the combined…

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Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards has a game-breaking bug which forces you to quit the offending level

Well, that’s not very nice of Kirby. Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards was released to Nintendo Switch Online yesterday, May 20, and players of the game have found a rather serious bug. According to a post on reddit from user keyblademasternadroj (thanks, Nintendo Everything), the bug appears in underwater levels when hit by certain damage sources. This causes Kirby to be stunned “forever,” and to fix it, you need to quit the level. Apparently, the bug was not included in the original N64 game, so it is something new with the Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack release. We can…

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Vampire survival game V Rising sells over 500,000 copies within three days

And it’s only in Early Access. Swedish game developer Stunlock Studios have announced V Rising, its open-world vampire survival game, has sold over 500,000 copies after releasing on Steam Early Access. The feat was accomplished within three days, as the game went live on the service May 17. As of press time, there are currently 112,906 folks playing V Rising on Steam, which is currently the highest it’s peaked. We look for more folks to join in on the vampire fun over the weekend. The game features servers with up to 50 players, where you will build yourself a magnificent…

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How To Manage Users in Linux

User management may not sound like the most glamorous task, but nonetheless it is an essential part of a busy system administrator’s job. Creating new users, be they your family, friends or co-workers involves giving them the correct permissions, and managing what they can do. All of this can be done via the GUI and the terminal and in this how to we will show how. (Image credit: Tom’s Hardware)All the commands in this how-to will work on most Linux machines. We’ve used a Ubuntu 20.04 install but you could run this how-to on a Raspberry Pi. Some of thia…

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Today’s Wordle answer #336: Saturday, May 21

Have you been searching for the Wordle May 21 (336) answer? I got distracted today, I spent too long thinking of “worthy” words to use as guesses when ‘STONE’ or “FRUIT” would have been just as helpful. One day I’ll remember this is a puzzle and not a test, but not today. There’s a good chance you’ve already breezed through today’s challenge and stopped by to check out our Wordle archive instead—be my guest. I’m here to help, no matter why you’re here. I can offer you a little clue, the full answer, and if you’ve never played Wordle before…

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Embracer Group wants to make a lot of Deus Ex and Tomb Raider stuff

Audio player loading… Swedish game dev vacuum cleaner Embracer Group (formerly THQ Nordic AB, not to be confused with subsidiary THQ Nordic GmbH) recently sucked up Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal, granting the conglomerate ownership of Tomb Raider, Deus Ex, and Thief. We’ve seen big properties change hands with mergers and continue to stagnate, but it sounds like the Embracer Group plans to actually use the stuff it just bought. “After the end of the quarter, we further strengthened our development capabilities and IP-portfolio by entering into an agreement to acquire Crystal Dynamics, Eidos Montreal and Square Enix Montreal, including…

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Controversial Street Fighter Champion Banned From Several Major Tournaments

South Korean fighting game player Seon-woo “Infiltration” Lee revealed last night that he’s been barred from attending several major community events, including this year’s Evolution Championship Series (Evo). While the news came as a shock, many of those familiar with the highly accomplished competitor’s controversial past consider it a long time coming.

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Riot reveals new League of Legends Void champion, Bel’veth

If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy. Not the kind of gal you want to take home to meet the folks. Riot Games has revealed details for its latest League of Legends champion through a cinematic trailer. The new champion, Bel’veth, is an empress and “God of Oblivion” coming from the heart of the Void in Runeterra. Bel’Veth is decribed as a “dark cancer” that has metastasized within the heart of the Void, and she wants to consume and rebuild Runeterra in her own image. She devours…

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Samsung Showcases Advanced 3nm Chips to U.S., South Korean Presidents

Samsung on Friday demonstrated the industry’s first chip made using its 3 nm-class process technology featuring gate-all-around type transistors to Joe Biden and Yoon Suk-yeol, presidents of the U.S. and South Korea. The company is on track to start high-volume manufacturing of chips using its 3GAE technology in Q2 2022.  On Friday, Joe Biden arrived at the U.S. Osan Air Base in South Korea and immediately headed to Samsung’s flagship semiconductor manufacturing facility near Pyeongtaek, which is currently the world’s only fab that can produce chips using the company’s 3 nm-class process technology. South Korean president Yoon Suk-yeol joined President Biden…

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Best Password Managers 2022: Free and Paid

You’re probably wondering if password managers are really necessary.  The short answer: Yes.  The long answer: You may no longer be using the same easy-to-guess combo of your hometown and the year you graduated high school as a password for everything from your bank account to Neopets, but that doesn’t mean you have strong password game.  It doesn’t matter if you’ve perfected your Sherlockian mind palace, you’ll never be able to beat a computer when it comes to remembering long, random strings of letters, numbers, and special characters — and long, random strings of letters, numbers, and special characters are…

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New Wordle game lets you compete with your friends and family head-to-head

Audio player loading… For a singleplayer puzzle game, Wordle is surprisingly social, whether you’re sharing your results on Twitter, comparing your score with friends or partners, or just discussing the daily solution with coworkers. But if you really want to involve another player in your letter puzzling, and raise the stakes with a nerve-wracking timer, let me point you to WeWordle. It’s a two-player version of the puzzle game, and you share your grid with either an anonymous internet player or a friend you’ve invited. WeWordle is one of the many, many games like Wordle that have cropped up over…

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Alright, you tell me how you would organise these keys

I quite like organising objects in games, up until I bump into someone else’s incorrect organisation system. I cannot believe the state of some people’s Minecraft and Stardew Valley chests. Today I’m experiencing that distress while playing the demo for A Little To The Left, a puzzle game about organising someone’s household items while a mischievous cat sometimes interferes. And, I cannot believe how incorrect the ‘correct’ answer is on a key-arranging level. The wrongest of the wrong. Look, come on, you tell me how you’d do it. Read more

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AMD Patents Automatic Memory Overclocking Tool

AMD has filed a patent for a program that performs automatic memory overclocking to simplify enthusiasts’ lives. The app can automatically test overclocked memory modules for stability and locally store memory overclocking profiles unique to a particular system.   Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) overclocking has existed for decades. At first, companies like Corsair cherry-picked memory ICs that could safely work at high frequencies and/or with low latencies. It then built modules that were guaranteed to work at specific frequencies, timings and voltages but required those settings to be entered manually into BIOS. To simplify things, Intel introduced its eXtreme Memory…

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The 30 best Steam Deck games

We’ve investigated which game genres work best on the Steam Deck; now it’s time to go in with an even finer comb to find the best Steam Deck games on a more individual basis. Below, you’ll find the 30 I’ve picked, based on the few months I’ve spent fondling Valve’s remarkable handheld PC. Read more

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How to get stone bricks in V Rising

Wondering how to get stone bricks in V Rising? This vampire adventure from Stunlock has just arrived on Steam’s Early Access. And as with any self-respecting survival game, you’ll need to do a lot of farming for crafting materials so you can build up your base and keep it from decaying. Stone bricks is a crafting material that you’ll need to make your base stronger, and this is vital if you want your own piece of Vardoran to withstand attacks from enemies or other players. I’ve already covered how to make yourself stronger with different blood types, so now it’s…

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5 things that should be in the Sonic the Hedgehog 3 movie

Metal Sonic, Shadow, Albert Robotnik, and – yes – even Amy Rose. Here’s what we want to see in Sonic’s future adventures. Let’s not mince words: Sonic’s cinematic adventures are now significant. Impossible to ignore, even. Sonic 2 is a great movie, but it’s also gone on to become the highest-grossing film adaptation of a game ever. And you know what? It’s deserved. Beyond just creating a couple of good big-screen adventures, the Sonic movies have done a convincing job of creating a new version of the Sonic canon; a universe it’s easy to become invested in the expansion of. With…