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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 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.
The 1TB Crucial MX500 is one of our favorite SSDs for gaming, since it offers very similar performance to Samsung's SATA drives for a (usually) better price. Like all SSDs, the MX500 has gradually dropped in price over the past few months, and now you can buy the 500GB version for $64.99—a $10 reduction from the previous Amazon price.
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.
If you're hoping to pick up a new gaming mic during Black Friday, hop on this deal. Blue Yeti microphones are 30% off at Amazon. That's $89, a near-historic low. Considering the Blue Yeti is at the top of our list of the best microphones for gaming and streaming, this is a great deal for a quality mic.
Black Friday has finally arrived, and that means it's a great time to upgrade your rig, or build a brand new one. Either way, if you need a new graphics cards, we found some stellar deals on a handful of Radeon RX 580 and 570 models that pack a lot of bang for your buck.
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.
Rapture Rejects, the 2D battle royale set in the Cyanide and Happiness universe, is built around kind of an unusual premise: The Rapture has happened and you didn't get in—but there might be one spot left. Just one, though, and there's a lot more than one of you left behind, which means there's going to have to be a weeding-out process. And you know what that means.
This is technically a Black Friday deal: ThinkGeek has a Borderlands Claptrap Car Charger on sale for $20, and it will talk to you. The figure fits into cup holders, plugs into that port that hasn't been used for cigarette lighters in years, and says three phrases: