It’s true, Fortnite parntered with Ferrari to bring their all-new 296 GTB into the battle royale game. This is also the first licensed vehicle in the game and with it comes fresh Epic Challenges for Week 7, including one where players are tasked with completing time trials in the 296 GTB. There are total of three Time Trial events to complete on the map, and all can be found in the southern half of the island. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Amazon’s New World Closed Beta just launched yesterday, and it has already fried at least a handful of NVIDIA RTX 3090 video cards, or more specifically the $1900+ EVGA 3090. The game may be just too intense for even the highest end of GPUs due to the game’s unlocked frame rate in the menus. NVIDIA 3090 cards have a TDP of 350 watts, which means that the game could be drawing far more than that to cause them to shut down. Read more for a video and additional information.
Tesla China and Tencent Games collaborated to bring both the new Cybertruck as well as the second-generation Roadster into Game for Peace (PUBGM). Speaking of the Cybertruck, Elon Musk announced that the production Tesla Cybertruck will be nearly exactly as shown when it debuted in 2019 from a design and engineering standpoint, but will include a four-wheel steering system that enables the vehicle to complete tight turns and maneuver with high agility. Read more for the video and additional information.
The future of gaming may be ARM-powered, and NVIDIA proves it with new demos running on the platform at this week’s Game Developers Conference, including one of Wolfenstein: Youngblood from Bethesda Softworks. That’s right, the MediaTek ARM platform is capable of ray-traced graphics with acceleration from NVIDIA DLSS, which utilizes GPU-accelerated deep-learning algorithms to boost frame rates. Read more for the demos and additional information.
The ASUS ROG Strix GA15DK Gaming Desktop PC comes fully ready for any game right out of the box, and you can get one for $1699.99 shipped, this weekend only. Featuring an AMD Ryzen 7-5800X Processor (32M Cache, up to 4.7 GHz) with ROG B550 board, 16GB if DDR4 3200 MHz RAM, a 512GB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD, 1TB HDD, and an NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 graphics card with 8GB of GDDR6 memory. Product page. Read more for a video unboxing and additional information.
The problem with aimbots is that they can easily be detected, but University of Maryland engineers may have come up with a solution in the form of a 3D-printed soft robotic hand. That’s right, they came up with flexible, inflatable robots that are powered by water or air rather than electricity. An integrated fluidic circuit was then installed to allow the hand to operate in response to the strength of a single control pressure. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Kingston HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Gaming Headset offers surprising sound quality for the price, and you can get a pair for $19.99, today only, originally $39.99. Featuring great sound quality, comfort, convenience, reliability, and multi-console compatibility, complete with audio controls right on the cable. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Priced from $399, Valve’s Steam Deck is not just a handheld game console, but rather a powerful all-in-one portable PC equipped with a custom processor developed in cooperation with AMD. Think of it as a miniature gaming laptop with the capability to run the latest AAA games. Plus, your existing Steam library will also be on Deck to play games, and it’s also an open PC, which means you have the ability to install any software or connect with any hardware. Read more for two videos, including a hands-on look.
It’s true, Super Mario Bros. 3 was set to arrive on the PC back in 1990 at the height of the NES game console’s popularity, but unfortunately, the port was never released. John Romero, co-founder of developer id Software, uploaded never before seen footage of the adaptation, and let’s just say that it stays true to Nintendo’s side-scrolling formula. Read more to see a demo completed on September 28, 1990 from IFD (Ideas from the Deep), the company that preceded id Software.
Sure, this isn’t a handheld game console that can be taken anywhere, but this nuclear-powered device is most certainly be a conversation piece. Inventor Ian Charnas decided to create a “Nuclear Game Boy” of sorts that runs on a nuclear-powered battery that takes around two months to fully charge. Unfortunately, it is only good for approximately 1-hour of Tetris gaming even after all that time spent powering up. Read more for a video and additional information.