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    Irdeto Launches Denuvo Anti Cheat

    Denuvo's DRM software is extensively used throughout the AAA gaming industry, but it's also been the focus of several recent controversies. Some have accused it of degrading performance in the games that implement it, while others claim it barely puts a dent in the piracy of more popular titles...
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    AMD Confirms Stadia Will Run on Intel CPUs

    They could've (erroneously) been talking about AMD's SMT implementation. However, I admit that is pretty unlikely, seeing how AMD wouldn't want to mix up their branding with Intel's SMT as part of the announcement for many reasons, hence they would be careful about the wording.
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    AMD Confirms Stadia Will Run on Intel CPUs

    As one of the world's most pervasive cloud service providers, Google is in a better position to launch a successful game streaming platform than almost anyone. The hardware they choose to use for the launch of their "Stadia" streaming service will undoubtedly influence future game streaming...
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    PCIe SSDs Will Overtake SATA in 2019

    The effect is further multiplied by chip manufacturer competition, I think. The flash memory market is fairly oligopolistic, yes, but everyone and their mother is coming out with a PCIe SSD controller these days. There used to only be a handful of PCIe SSD controllers to choose from, and many of...
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    PlayStation Introduces State of Play Broadcast

    Last year, Sony dropped out of E3 for fairly nebulous reasons, and canceled their annual Playstation Experience event. The announcement left many wondering what Sony would replace the events with, and today, it seems that the company took some notes from their competition. Mirroring the periodic...
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    PCIe SSDs Will Overtake SATA in 2019

    A recent report from Digitimes claims that PCIe SSDs could finally overtake SATA SSD shipments in 2019. Unit prices for 512GB PCIe SSDs have supposedly fallen 11% sequentially, down to a price of $55 in Q1 2019, while SATA SSD prices only dropped 9%. The price gap between the different SSDs was...
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    Ransomware Encourages Victims to Subscribe to PewDiePie

    PewDiePie's battle with Bollywood star T-Series has pushed some of his more enthusiastic fans to extremes. A group of hackers used printers to promote their favorite YouTuber last year, and more recently, they hacked their way into Smart TVs, Chromecasts, and Google Home devices. Now, recent...
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    Nvidia Releases "Creator Ready" RTX Drivers

    Earlier this week, Nvidia rolled out a set of "creator ready" drivers that are compatible with consumer GPUs, but optimized for professional applications. This level of support is typically reserved for drivers that only work with pricey Quadro GPUs, but Nvidia says they've conducted "exhaustive...
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    Disney Completes Fox Acquisition

    That's a heck of a chart. I'll link that in the front page post, thanks.
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    CD Projekt Red Reiterates Plan to Release 2 Games by 2021

    It could be related to their previously announced (and publicly funded) multiplayer "research" project. While I don't know the details, I heard that they changed Cyberpunk 2077 to have more of an SP focus.
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    Unreal Engine is Getting Destructable Environment Support

    High-quality destructible environments seem like something that should be standard in 2019, but even today, it's a relatively rare thing to find in a game. It was a headlining feature Red Faction: Guerilla back in 2009, and a prominent feature in the recently released Crackdown 3, but detailed...
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    CD Projekt Red Reiterates Plan to Release 2 Games by 2021

    In post by an official CD PROJEKT Moderator on their forums, the company re-iterated its promise to "release a second AAA game by 2021." The Polish company started teasing Cyberpunk 2077 way back in 2012, and the game still doesn't have a release window, but just what else the company is working...
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    All Digital Xbox One S Could Launch May 7

    Following up on previous reports claiming that Microsoft could unveil a disc-less Xbox One in April, Windows Central allegedly got their hands on some photographs of the upcoming console, and recreated them in Photoshop to protect their source. "Additional documents" they obtained suggest that...
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    Disney Completes Fox Acquisition

    Based on what I've seen, it seems that Disney will be launching their service as something seperate, and they can't necessarily take over Hulu since Comcast still owns a 30% stake. That puts Hulu in the akward position of competing with the company that owns a majority stake in it. You aren't...
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    Health Apps Sell User Data

    A recent study from the BMJ found that many popular health apps share more data with advertisers than they probably should. The researchers analyzed 24 Android apps with scripts that simulate real world usage, and found that 19 of them shared potentially sensitive user data with 55 "unique...