Razer will give you store credit for mining cryptocurrency (that you don't get to keep)

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Razer will give you store credit for mining cryptocurrency (that you don't get to keep)

Razer has launched a new crypto rewards program called Razer SoftMiner that enables users to put their GPUs to work mining "Silver." It sounds like cryptocurrency mining, and, well, it is: You'll need to download and install the Razer SoftMiner program to take part, and Razer warned that it "uses a substantial amount of your GPU power," and will almost certainly slow your rig down when it's running. But Razer also emphasized that Razer Silver itself "is not a cryptocurrency." 

World War Z trailer showcases six zombie-killin' classes

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World War Z trailer showcases six zombie-killin' classes

On Monday, Saber Interactive announced that the upcoming zombie swarm shooter World War Z would be released on the Epic Store—and perhaps not Steam, although that was entirely speculative on my part. Today it turned the focus back to the more practical problems of dealing with the dead, with a new trailer showcasing the game's six different classes, each of which brings its own unique weapons, abilities, and playstyles to the undead massacre. 

Dell is returning to the public market again

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Dell is returning to the public market again

In a $23.9 billion-dollar deal, Dell shareholders voted today to make the company public once again after five years of being a privately-held company. To make their publicly-traded status official, Dell is in the process of acquiring all the tracking stock of their subsidiary VMWare (DVMT) at $120 per share. This decision is expected to help the company grow further by allowing Dell to go after more stock-based acquisitions to gain more IP and expertise it needs to stay competitive in the tech-market.

Epic is making Fortnite's cross-platform features free for all developers

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Epic is making Fortnite's cross-platform features free for all developers

Fortnite is a massive, cross-platform, online undertaking that supports millions of people playing at the same time, and the systems that enable that functionality "are expensive to build, test, and harden in real-world conditions," says Epic. Because it has already done the heavy lifting to build those services, and presumably also because it's enjoying mind-boggling success as a result, Epic has decided to make Fortnite's cross-platform software infrastructure available to other developers for free. 

The VR lawsuit between Facebook and ZeniMax is finally over

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The VR lawsuit between Facebook and ZeniMax is finally over

The long-running lawsuit between Bethesda Softworks parent company ZeniMax Media and Facebook over the VR technology developed for the Oculus Rift is finally over, as ZeniMax announced today that the companies have reached a settlement to end the litigation. 

The cuddly yet violent Super Animal Royale is free to play for the next few days

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The cuddly yet violent Super Animal Royale is free to play for the next few days

If you've been looking for a sweet and cuddly take on battle royale, your whiskers may be twitching this morning. That's because Super Animal Royale just entered Steam Early Access. It's battle royale with adorable animals as its competitors, such as foxes, tigers, bears, and rabbits. It's still perfectly violent, mind you: these woodland creatures are packing some serious heat. It's also free to play for the next three days on Steam, and having played several rounds this morning I highly recommend trying it out.

Prey's Typhon Hunter multiplayer mode is very bare bones

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Prey's Typhon Hunter multiplayer mode is very bare bones

Prey’s multiplayer mode, Typhon Hunter, sounds like a perfect fit for the paranoia-inducing FPS. Launched yesterday, it puts one player in the shoes of Morgan, while three other players get to be mimics, using their shapeshifting abilities to hide from the gun-toting scientist. Unfortunately, players are reporting lots of issues.