AMD's DLSS alternative won't be ready to rival Nvidia until after launch

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AMD's DLSS alternative won't be ready to rival Nvidia until after launch

AMD is working on an answer to Nvidia’s performance and image-quality boosting super sampling tech, DLSS. But it won’t be ready for the launch of the new AMD Radeon RX 6000 series graphics cards, variously known as RDNA 2 and Big Navi, later this month. Early indications of RDNA 2’s ray tracing performance have emerged and, as expected, peg AMD’s new graphics architecture in between Nvidia’s new Ampere cards and its last-gen Turing tech. 

Kingdom: Classic is free to keep on the Humble Store right now

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Kingdom: Classic is free to keep on the Humble Store right now

Released in 2015, Kingdom is a sidescrolling, pixel-styled management game about the trials and tribulations of royalty. You play as either a king or a queen, and it's your job to make sure your kingdom doesn't decline and perish. This is achieved in numerous ways—you can even toss cold hard cash at your subjects to win them over—but as James noted in his review, a zen early game quickly becomes very stressful.

BlizzConline will be free for everyone

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BlizzConline will be free for everyone

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic put the kibosh on just about every in-person gaming event this year, including BlizzCon, the annual weekend-long celebration of all things Blizzard. The studio said when it pulled the plug that it was trying to pull together an online replacement, and in September it confirmed that the awkwardly-named BlizzConline will run February 19-20, 2021.