• Valve announced earlier this week that a new Half-Life game is in development, but Half-Life: Alyx isn’t exactly the sequel we were hoping for. Releasing in March 2020, Half-Life: Alyx is a full-length VR entry in the Half-Life franchise which will be compatible with all PC-based VR headsets. (Image credit: Valve)According to Valve, Half-Life: Alyx is set between the events of Half-Life and Half-Life 2, and sees “Alyx Vance and her father Eli secretly mount the resistance to the brutal occupatio
    Half-Life: Alyx is anything but Half-Life 3

  • And also, apparently, a lesson in mystifying inaction on the part of EA (more on that later). As Kotaku’s Jason Schreier reports, he received an email telling him: “You’ve redeemed an Origin Access Membership Code”. And as he’d done no such thing, his first immediate thought was that he’d been hacked and someone was messing with his account. Fearful fortnightWhat’s perhaps the worst thing here though, is that EA has been sending out these emails for quite some time. I’ve been tearing through my
    EA has been scaring PC gamers into thinking their Origin account is hacked (apparently for two weeks)

  • Most avid Twitter users would be across TweetDeck at this stage – a dedicated app that allows for finer control of the social media platform – but now, one of its flagship features may be making its way to the regular Twitter web app. The ability to schedule your tweet directly from Twitter’s desktop application is being trialled by a number of users starting today, although there’s no indication of how many people have access to the ‘experiment’. Starting today, we’re experimenting with bringin
    Twitter is experimenting with scheduling tweets from its web app

  • Since the release of the first Razer Phone back in 2017, many have wondered when we’d see smartphones with high 120Hz refresh rates for their displays become more mainstream. It appears that Samsung is also planning a screen update for its upcoming Galaxy S11 flagship. Turn off the high refresh rate mode and keep 60Hz2. Turn on the high refresh rate mode and keep 120Hz3. While the setting was discovered by a Galaxy Note 9 user, neither that handset nor any of Samsung’s other phone displays curre
    Samsung Galaxy S11 will likely get 120Hz display option

  • Samsung has a perk for anyone who signed up for early access to its pre-Black Friday deals. Those who did will be able to order the Galaxy Note 10 in two new colors: Aura Red and Aura Pink. While these two new colors are available first to shoppers who signed up to the deal, Samsung is also planning to make them publicly available starting at 12:01am Eastern Time on Thursday, November 21. They’re even limited to just the Note 10, and won’t be available on the Note 10 Plus. Right now, the startin
    Samsung has two new, limited Galaxy Note 10 colors for the holidays

  • The number in the tweet – 4,608 – refers to the (alleged) number of CUDA cores that the incoming GPU will carry, meaning it will supposedly use the full Turing TU102 GPU (as seen in the Nvidia Titan RTX). Speedy indeedyThe mention of 16Gbps refers to the bandwidth of the video RAM, compared to 14Gbps with the existing RTX 2080 Ti. The RTX 2080 Ti Super may run with 11GB or 12GB of video RAM, if it exists at all. The Super GPU would also likely be clocked slower than the Titan RTX so as not to ta
    Nvidia RTX 2080 Ti Super is coming – and it could be a monster GPU

  • Debian 10 has been released, with the latest incarnation of the Linux distro being codenamed ‘Buster’ and bringing a number of improvements, not to mention a host of updated packages. The developers note that Buster took just over two years to craft and hone to a stable version, and will be supported for the next five years going forward. This is an important verification feature which protects users against malicious attempts to tamper with compilers and build networks.” Plentiful packagesAs me
    Debian 10 'Buster' is out with lots of tweaks and better security

  • Just ahead of the highly anticipated Walmart Black Friday sale, the retail giant is dropping massive discounts on popular gift ideas like the best-selling Apple smartwatch. The Apple Watch 3 is pack with health and fitness-focused features while also keeping you connected. As we mentioned above, this is the lowest price we’ve ever seen for the Apple Watch and a fantastic deal for a feature-packed smartwatch. Apple Watch Series 3 GPS 38mm: $279 $169.99 at WalmartWalmart has brought the price of t
    The Apple Watch 3 hits lowest price ever ahead of Black Friday

  • Black Friday is always a good time to get deep discounts on solid state drives, along with other PC components and accessories. Now, we’re seeing big discounts before we’ve even reached the day itself, with 43% off our preferred budget SSD option, the Samsung 860 Evo. Samsung 860 Evo 2TB SATA SSD: $400 $230Get a massive 43% off this fantastic SATA solid state drive, which we’ve named our best budget SSD. View DealHere’s how we described the 860 Evo in our round-up of the best SSDs: “Though limit
    Get a 2TB Samsung SSD for its best ever price on Amazon

  • While the Apple Watch smartwatches are some of the best smartwatches around, competing wearables are always knocking on Apple’s door, so the company is turning to the novel solution of making the Apple Watch band almost as smart as the device itself. Judging by the filing date, we could see this tech in the Apple Watch 6, but more likely the Watch 7. What did we think of the Apple Watch 5? EMG tech is used to monitor muscular activity by doctors, and its use in the Apple Watch would let the devi
    New Apple Watch bands could measure your wrist muscles, to test grip and strength

  • This is one of the best VPN deals we’ve seen so far, not just from the price perspective but also because VyprVPN is an excellent service. VyrpVPN’s Black Friday VPN deals in full:VyprVPN | 2 years cover | 81% off | $310.80 $60A serious discount, this. This deal is perfect for anyone who wants their VPN needs sorted but don’t want to be committed for too long. See also:Our list of the best VPN servicesNeed more cybersecurity? Check out our best antivirus guideSee what other Black Friday deals yo
    VPN deal: Get a massive saving now with VyprVPN's fantastic Black Friday discount

  • These price cuts are on the 2019 AirPods and that’s with the standard charging case or the excellent wireless charging case. US Apple AirPod deals:Apple AirPods (2019) with Charging Case $159.99 $139 at WalmartSave $20 on Apple’s latest model AirPods at Walmart today. View DealUK Apple AirPod deals:Apple AirPods (2019) with Charging Case £159 £129 at AmazonGet the latest model Apple AirPods on sale at Amazon for £129.99. View DealApple Airpods (2019) with wireless charging case | £199 £169 at Am
    Apple AirPods lowest ever price is live right now for the Black Friday sales

  • We may now know the PS5 price and release date, if a new leak is to be believed. Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) will launch PlayStation®5 (PS5™) in several countries in the holiday season of 2020 and will make PlayStation®5 (PS5™) available in North America on November 20, 2020 at a recommended retail price (RRP) of $499 19, 2019What are the details? We knew the PS5 was due for release in late 2020, so a November 20 release would make sense. Presumably as
    PS5 price won't be as bad as we thought, if this leak is to be believed

  • Targeted users first receive an email with either the subject line ‘Install Latest Microsoft Windows Update now!’ or ‘Critical Microsoft Windows Update!’ In an effort to better understand the variants of the Cyborg ransomware, Trustwave researchers searched for the original filename of the ransomware they obtained and searched for it in VirusTotal. Trustwave’s Diana Lopera explained why the Cyborg ransomware poses a serious threat to individuals and businesses in a blog post, saying:”The Cyborg
    Don't download this Windows 10 update – it's packed with ransomware

  • The Samsung 970 Evo has been one of our favorite SSDs for a while now. This NVMe SSD provides lightning-fast speeds at an affordable price – and it’s even more affordable now ahead of Black Friday. You can pick up the 500 GB Samsung 970 Evo for just $89 with this early Amazon Black Friday deal, a whopping 40% discount from its list price. Samsung 970 Evo SSD | 500 GB | $149 $89 at AmazonThe Samsung 970 Evo is a speedy little SSD that can absolutely dominate SATA drives in its price range. At thi
    If you need a new SSD, this Samsung 970 Evo Black Friday deal is perfect

  • Mobile Max-Q versions of Nvidia’s GTX 1650 Super up through the RTX 2080 Super have shown in a leak from NotebookCheck translated and shared by Hothardware . The refresh is expect in March 2020, and the leaked graphics cards are believed to be the following:Nvidia GeForce RTX 2080 Super Max-Q with 8GB GDDR6 (80W TDP)Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q with 8GB GDDR6 (80W TDP)Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 Super Max-Q with 8GB GDDR6 (80W TDP)Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Super Max-Q with 4GB GDDR6 (35W TDP)Nv
    Gaming laptops may be getting Nvidia's Super GPUs early next year

  • The PlayStation Plus price has always been a point of contention, but thanks to this deal from CDKeys you can grab 12 months of PS Plus for just $42.89 / £41.99. PlayStation Plus is a subscription service for PS4 players offering monthly free games and is the only way Sony’s gamers can play online. Playstation Plus 12 month subscription dealsPlayStation Plus 12 month subscription | $59.99 $42.89 at CDKeys12 months of PS Plus for under $45 is a rare sight to behold, but thanks to CDKeys that’s ex
    Save big on PlayStation Plus 12 month pass this week

  • Now that we know that Halo: Reach is coming to PC on December 3, people have been wondering about the next PC Halo release. In an interview with PCGamesN, 343 Industries community director Brian Jarrard said that “we’ll start to flight Halo CE” once Reach hits the streets on December 3. Now, for folks that aren’t in the loop, ‘flight’ is what 343 Industries has been calling its Halo: Reach beta tests. However, the PC beta for Halo: Reach was delayed from its original target launch, so we might s
    Halo: Reach for PC is coming soon, but the Halo CE PC beta is right behind it

  • The Razer Deathadder Elite is by far one of the most beloved gaming mice on the market. Right now at Newegg, you can get the Razer Deathadder Elite for just $29, much lower than its $69 list price. That’s a massive 70% discount on one of the best gaming mice on the market. Razer Deathadder Elite $99 $29 at NeweggThe Razer Deathadder Elite is one of the most popular gaming mice out there, and for good reason. But, when you just need a reliable gaming mouse that’ll do its job, you can’t really do
    The Razer Deathadder Elite is only $29 at Newegg right now

  • Epic Games announced that support for DX12 is coming with patch v11.20, which is likely to be delivered imminently given that AMD has already mentioned DX12 support for Fortnite in its latest (only just released) Radeon graphics card driver (v19.11.3). Currently, Fortnite supports DX11, but playing under DX12 should give some PC gamers a performance boost. As Epic observes: “By using DX12, PC players with high-end GPUs may experience a higher and steadier frame rate. This is because DX12 deliver
    Fortnite gets DX12 support to run better on some PCs – will ray tracing come next?

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