Intel teases a ludicrous 28-core CPU at Computex, due late 2018

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Intel teases a ludicrous 28-core CPU at Computex, due late 2018

Intel is keeping busy. While the company didn't use Computex as the launchpad for its next line of consumer CPUs, this year's keynote did feature some pretty big surprises. After years of pretty stagnant core counts, Intel and AMD have gone crazy one-upping each other with new high-end chips with more and more cores, and we today Intel teased the next processor in that progression. In the fourth quarter of this year, Intel plans to start shipping a 28-core CPU clocked at 5GHz. And this is a single socket CPU that you'll be able to use in a future PC build.

Dark Souls mod plunges the entire game into darkness

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Dark Souls mod plunges the entire game into darkness

Dark Souls' Tomb of the Giants is one of Lordran's most treacherous environments. With only the player's immediate vicinity lit, the area is mostly pitch black—save for the faint glow of the Demon Ruins lava beneath. Notaprofi's Pure Darkness mod applies the same effect to the entire game.

In Win's 2018 concept case marries PC hardware and fine art

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In Win's 2018 concept case marries PC hardware and fine art

It's the first exhibition day of Computex 2018, and that means I had a morning mission: find In Win's booth. This case company always makes beautiful PC cases that go heavy on the glass, but that's not the big draw. The Computex booth every year has a crazy concept case to draw attention, and no matter how outlandish, In Win always makes a limited number to sell to those who can afford them. My favorite was 2015's transforming H-Tower, though last year's Winbot was pretty cute, too. This year In Win took a pretty different approach, but it's still one of the most striking cases at the show. It's called the Z-Tower.

Here's an area of Dark Souls recreated in LEGO Worlds

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Here's an area of Dark Souls recreated in LEGO Worlds

Lego Worlds isn't just Minecraft with Lego* – players can also create their own games using some pretty intuitive in-game tools. Take this example: someone has built Dark Souls' Firelink Shrine in the block-building game, and they've not forgotten to include those horrible respawning skeletons.

Code Vein gameplay trailer finally reveals a release date

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Code Vein gameplay trailer finally reveals a release date

Code Vein, which looks to be an anime take on the well-trodden Dark Souls formula, will release for PC on September 28, publisher Bandai Namco has confirmed. The news comes via a new trailer, which is Japanese language, though we'll likely get an English equivalent soon enough. You can see it embedded below.

Hitman 2 logo leaks on Warner Bros. website

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Earlier today, the official Hitman Twitter account teased an upcoming new target for Agent 47. But the specifics of that target won't be revealed until June 7, and the tweet had a feel of something bigger: A forthcoming announcement of season 2, perhaps? Io Interactive has already effectively said that it's going to happen, but has been somewhat more reticent about actually, fully committing to it. 

Watch the gorgeous teaser for Europa, the tale of the last sentient android

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Watch the gorgeous teaser for Europa, the tale of the last sentient android

Europa is—or will be—"a stylized exploration adventure game about a single conscious life form born in the unlikeliest of places, a tale told through the last sentient droid, a millenia after singularity ran amok." Based on the recently-released teaser, it promises to be a be beautiful, dreamlike journey through an idyllic world lightly touched by magic. But what is it actually about? 

Developers fear for Mac gaming as Apple deprecates OpenGL support

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Developers fear for Mac gaming as Apple deprecates OpenGL support

Apple held its annual WWDC event in San Jose today, and there was plenty of exciting news: macOS 10.14 Mojave, iOS 12, watchOS 5, tvOS 12, and more were announced. But while the latest macOS update has some great additions, like a night mode, one worrying change was included in the official documentation.