GeForce RTX 2060 benchmark leaked

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GeForce RTX 2060 benchmark leaked

When Nvidia initially announced the GeForce RTX lineup, we had to wonder if there would be an RTX 2060, or if Nvidia would keep GTX branding on the lower tier parts. After all, ray tracing, as we've seen in Battlefield 5, is quite demanding. Cutting the RT cores in half to go from a 2080 Ti to a 2070 makes even 1080p ray traced gaming questionable, and obviously RTX 2060 will have even fewer cores. But based off early leaks of performance using the Final Fantasy XV benchmark (shout out to Tom's Hardware), it looks like RTX 2060 is indeed coming.

Anno 1800 'technical test' is coming soon but there's still time to sign up

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Anno 1800 'technical test' is coming soon but there's still time to sign up

Anno 1800 was announced last year as a return to the long-ago glories of the Victorian era (and the Anno series): Big ships, industrialization, and world-spanning trade empires, as Fraser put it. The announcement included a release target of "winter 2018," which is obviously out the window at this point, but it's getting there: Ubisoft announced earlier this week that a large technical test will be held before the end of this month.

Shenmue 3 fundraising finishes with nearly $7.2 million

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Shenmue 3 fundraising finishes with nearly $7.2 million

The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter wrapped up in mid-2015 with more than $6.3 million pledged, a massive crowdfunding success by any measure. But not enough! A "slacker backer" campaign continued to raise funds and carried it over the $7 million in July. That campaign ended recently too, and in a Kickstarter update posted yesterday developer Ys Net revealed the final, all-in totals: $7,179,510, contributed by 81,087 backers. 

Itch.io's Black Friday 'Not-a-Sale' is raising funds for charity

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Itch.io's Black Friday 'Not-a-Sale' is raising funds for charity

Today is officially Black Friday, a day of great deals and savings as far as the eye can see—we've got the best of it rounded up for you here—and indie digital storefront Itch.io is taking part in the festivities by not having a sale. Instead of asking developers to drop their prices, it's giving 100 percent of its cut on sales for the day to The Trevor Project, a charity that provides support for LGBTQ youth in the US, and The Nature Conservancy, which works to combat climate change and encourage sustainable living around the world.