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Assassin’s Creed Origins’ Denuvo tech reportedly adds 40% to CPU usage

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Despite its use in a wide array of triple-A PC titles, the use of Denuvo Anti-Tamper software has remained a controversial topic. Initially far more effective than other forms of anti-piracy tech, it suffered from the start as various reports circulated regarding Denuvo’s effect on PC performance. Now similar reports suggest things have gotten especially bad with the latest Denuvo-protected game. Find out whether Assassin’s Creed Origins is worth your …

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Star Citizen’s new video roundup features promo ships, alien language & new engine tech

Subscribe to PCGamesN on YouTube Star Citizen continues to be one of the largest, strangest anomalies in the history of videogames. During a time where few publishers believed ‘space games’ were even viable, this game became a crowdfunded juggernaut, roping in a budget comparable to the biggest AAA games ever made. Few games have whole conventions dedicated to them. Fewer still have them before even reaching beta stages of development. Still, Citizencon is a thing, …

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Black Friday: Massive PS4, Xbox One, Tech Deals Leak For Kohl’s

We haven’t even made it past Halloween yet, but the first major Black Friday ad is already in the wild, thanks to a leak to Best Black Friday, and it’s a biggie. Kohl’s, not best know for its tech and video games, has some major deals in both categories coming the day after Thanksgiving. As usual, the most notable are the doorbusters, here’s some, not all of, the deals: The store will be selling a …

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Malaysia gets its first eSports gaming hub – Tech News

ONE of the most common piece of advice a gamer gets is to get up and leave the house once in awhile. Good news gamers, now you can do just that, and still not give up your gaming needs at The Pantheon in One City, Selangor. Sprawling over 10,000sq m, The Pantheon strives to be the perfect hub, attracting gamers and providing a state-of-the art gaming experience. It is reportedly the first of its kind …

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Windows 10’s TruePlay gaming tech starts sniffing out cheaters

Microsoft’s TruePlay is just one of dozens of features debuting with Windows 10’s Fall Creators Update, but one of the few Microsoft didn’t really talk about. Thanks to a rather technical MSDN support page Microsoft posted, we now more about this anti-cheating technology for PC gaming, built right into Windows 10. Anti-cheating software has a fraught relationship with gamers. No gamer likes cheaters. No gamer likes being booted off a game for cheating when they’re not. And gamers get …

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MSI’s Aegis 3 compact gaming PC reviewed – The Tech Report

PC gaming is bigger than ever. Perhaps thanks to big-name PC-exclusive titles like League of Legends as well as PC-exclusive features like mods, kids are asking their parents for gaming PCs instead of gaming consoles. The money spent on PC gaming eclipses that spent on console gaming, too. A discussion of the whys and hows of that matter is a topic best left for another article, though. Instead, we’re here to take a look at …

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Gaming, automotive tech behind new weed busting tool for farmers – ABC Rural

The technology associated with videogaming is being in the war against weeds. Researchers at the University of Southern Queensland’s National Centre for Engineering in Agriculture have leveraged off the automotive and gaming industries and developed a high-tech precision weed spot sprayer. Senior Research Engineer Steven Rees said agricultural industries needed military grade electronics and technology, but at a price farmers could afford. Dr Rees said the development of the weed spot sprayer was led by …

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The PC builder bluffer’s guide – all the info you need to convince the world of your tech cred

Want to really impress your mates with your hardware knowledge (and who wouldn’t be impressed by that)? Then you can use our handy PC building bluffer’s guide to learn all the techie terms, acronyms and bizarre phraseology you’ll ever need to get by. Find all the hardware you need to build your own machine with our handy hardware guides. Technology develops pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you …

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How Good Is Nintendo’s Tech Support? Report Card 2017

Nintendo’s been on a roll lately, launching the red-hot Nintendo Switch and releasing great games like Breath of the Wild and Splatoon 2. But how reliable is the company once you need help with those products? Nintendo’s tech support is a tale of two offerings. On one side, you’ve got an incredibly robust support website and helpful phone agents who can solve problems in minutes. But if you’re seeking help from Nintendo on social media, …

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The Coeur d’Alene Press – Business, Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend. “Our old fans used to play Japanese games, and those people are excited those games are coming back and they recognize them as Japanese-style games,” game creator …

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Japanese video gaming adapting new tech for familiar titles

CHIBA, Japan (AP) — The Japanese video game industry is finding its way out of the doldrums by adapting new technology for decades-old titles. And that energy was evident at the annual Tokyo Game Show, which opened to media Thursday before opening to the public over the weekend. “Our old fans used to play Japanese games, and those people are excited those games are coming back and they recognize them as Japanese-style games,” game creator …

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Weekend tech reading: DRAM prices up 111% from 2016, how to live without Google, 99 PC games still due this year

The adversarial relationship of the DRAM user and producer continues Over the full market cycle, each side presses its advantage as much as possible. Historically, the DRAM market has been the most volatile of the major IC product segments. Figure 1 reinforces that statement by showing that the average selling price (ASP) for DRAM has more than doubled in just one year. In fact, the September Update to The McClean Report will discuss IC Insights’ …

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New Xbox One tech can save hard drive space and cut download times • Eurogamer.net

Microsoft is planning a quiet revolution in the way that games are streamed and installed onto Xbox One and Xbox One X. The new system – known internally as Intelligent Delivery – aims to save hard drive space and reduce download times by allowing users to only download the assets they’ll actually need, as opposed to the complete game package. The platform holder has already dropped some hints about this functionality, confirming that Xbox One …

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High Plains Tech holds local gaming competition | News

High Plains Technology Center multi-media program students put their coding skills to the test Wednesday morning as judges played student-made video games in a local competition. Students were given 30 hours, roughly two weeks, to create their own video games which were then played by three judges to determine four winners. “The goal of our class this year is to have them publish a full game on the app store,” said Instructor Richard Kirksey. “All …

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Astronomers find fast-spinning ‘clocks in the sky’ using gaming tech – Technology & Science

Astronomers have discovered the fastest-spinning pulsar in our galactic disc, making it the second-fastest known  — and they did it using gaming technology. Pulsars are small, rapidly spinning neutron stars left over after a star roughly eight times more massive than our own sun dies in a supernova, a spectacular stellar explosion. As pulsars rotate, particles are ejected along their poles.  And while “normal” pulsars rotate tens of times per second, there are millisecond pulsars that can rotate …

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