This Game of Thrones tabletop game is so big it needs 33 players

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This Game of Thrones tabletop game is so big it needs 33 players

The megagame has been seeing a bit of a renaissance in the last few years, coming back into favor alongside the general return of tabletop gaming to the mainstream and the rise in prominence of game conventions. Dating back to wargaming culture of the 1970s, megagames are defined by their scale: Rarely less than 30 players with player counts often climbing closer to 100 or more. 

Spintires: Mudrunner, the ultra-niche off-road driving sim, is getting a sequel

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Spintires: Mudrunner, the ultra-niche off-road driving sim, is getting a sequel

It's been quite a journey for the extraordinarily niche ("so niche it makes Munich Bus Simulator look mainstream") off-road driving simulator Spintires: From surprise success through a beef with the publisher, allegations of sabotage, resumption of development, and ultimately a remastered edition, with updated graphics and new vehicles and maps, that arrived last year. And soon—likely next year—we'll get a full-on sequel. 

Nvidia RTX 2070s will start at $499, but aren't available for pre-orders yet

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Nvidia RTX 2070s will start at $499, but aren't available for pre-orders yet

Nvidia's new RTX graphics cards are coming September 20, and they aren't going to be cheap. As with the GTX 1080 and 1070, Nvidia is launching Founders Edition cards that cost $100 over MSRP, and they'll be sold directly through Nvidia. This time around, those cards will actually be overclocked, rather than running at stock clocks. But if you don't need a card on day one (or care about being in the Founders club), you'll be able to save some money by buying an aftermarket card from the usual suspects like EVGA, Asus and MSI.

Battlefield 5 open beta begins on September 6

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Battlefield 5 open beta begins on September 6

Electronic Arts announced today that its sort-of Second World War FPS Battlefield 5 will go into open beta on September 6, or a couple of days earlier for Origin Access subscribers (basic or premier) and anyone who preorders. Open beta preloading will begin for everyone at 1 am PT/4 am ET on September 3. 

Nvidia announces GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti launching September 20

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Nvidia announces GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti launching September 20

At Gamesom on Monday, Nvidia finally announced what we have all been eagerly anticipating—a new generation of consumer graphics cards based on its "monster" Turing architecture, with ray-tracing capabilities. Specifically, Nvidia unveiled three new cards, the GeForce RTX 2070, GeForce GTX 2080, and yes, the GeForce GTX 2080 Ti.