Watch NVIDIA's Gamescom presentation in under 14 minutes

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Watch NVIDIA's Gamescom presentation in under 14 minutes

Earlier today at Gamescom, NVIDIA CEO Jen-Hsun Huang showed off its latest graphics cards, which are built on its new Turing architecture to be the company's fastest GeForce cards ever. Moving on from teraflops, NVIDIA is now talking about GigaRays, which measure its ability to handle the ray tracing technology that will produce better lighting and effects than we've ever seen before. Whether you're looking forward to a $1,200 RTX 2080 Ti or an $800 RTX 2080 (or just waiting for prices to come down) for your next gaming PC build, our video can show you the best of today's highlights in a bit less than 14 minutes.

‘Dark Souls’ studio’s 'Sekiro' arrives March 22nd, 2019

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‘Dark Souls’ studio’s 'Sekiro' arrives March 22nd, 2019

With its difficult but mechanically tight Dark Souls and Bloodborne games, FromSoftware has developed a devoted fanbase eager for the studio's next adventure. At Microsoft's E3 event, the company dropped a first look at the upcoming Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which applies FromSoftware's signature gloomy horror to 1500s Japan. Today, the game's publisher Activision announced a release date: March 22nd, 2019.

'Transference' demo gives a taste of Elijah Wood's PSVR thriller

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'Transference' demo gives a taste of Elijah Wood's PSVR thriller

The Elijah Wood-backed mind-bender Transference is due to arrive September 18th, but you don't have to wait until then (or spend hard-earned cash) to see if it lives up early buzz. Ubisoft and SpectreVision have released a prequel demo, The Walter Test Case, for both PlayStation VR and regular PS4 users. The title has you living through the 1993 experiment that sets up the main game, making you experience the "digitally recreated" memories of a PTSD patient while tackling puzzles in a mysterious apartment. Suffice it to say this won't be a walk in the park.

NVIDIA's $1,200 RTX 2080Ti is the fastest GeForce card ever

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NVIDIA's $1,200 RTX 2080Ti is the fastest GeForce card ever

You've seen the leaks, but today at Gamescom NVIDIA officially announced its new line of RTX video cards. And, thanks to the company's new Turing hardware, they're just as crazy powerful as you'd expect. The top of the line is the RTX 2080Ti, which packs in 4,352 CUDA cores, just a bit less than the Quadro RTX 6,000's 4,608 cores. And while it has the same 11GB of RAM and 352-bit memory bus as the GTX 1080 Ti, the new model uses GDDR6 memory, allowing for higher memory bandwidth of 616 Gbps. That's a lot of specs to swallow, but it all basically means this is NVIDIA's fastest consumer GPU by far.

‘Minecraft: Education Edition’ arrives on iPad in September

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‘Minecraft: Education Edition’ arrives on iPad in September

Minecraft: Education Edition is heading to the iPad and educators will have access to it starting next month. The education version of the game launched in 2016 and Microsoft says there are now 35 million licensed users in 115 countries. "Minecraft: Education Edition on iPad unlocks new and intuitive ways of collaborating and sharing and has revolutionized the way our students and teachers explore curriculum and projects," Kyriakos Koursaris, head of education technology for PaRK International School, said in a statement. "The features allow for deep and meaningful learning, and the values it promotes, from inclusivity to 21st century skills, empower everyone to use technology with extraordinary results," said Koursaris.

The PC games and accessories we recommend to students

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The PC games and accessories we recommend to students

Lucky for you, we've picked out the right stuff to kit out your gaming rig. Battle royale games are all the rage, so if you haven't already, try out PUBG or the free-to-play Fortnite. Since tracking enemy footsteps is a big way to stay alive in those games, pick up a pair of Astro A20s for budget-friendly surround-sound. Whether it's Dorito crumbs or spilled soda, the durable Razer Black Widow Ultimate keyboard will put up with whatever happens in your dorm. And for you serious desktop PC players, we'll point out the best qualities of AMD and NVIDIA's midrange GPUs. (All told, we recommend three laptops in our guide.) It's gonna be a great year for study breaks. Find all that and lots more in our full selection of picks.