Steam Spy isn't dead after all

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Steam Spy isn't dead after all

The curtain seemed to fall on Steam Spy earlier this month thanks to changes in Steam's privacy settings, driven by the EU General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR], that set game ownership information to private by default. Without that information, Steam Spy can't work, and since none of us could be reasonably expected to go to the trouble of making our data public, that appeared to be the end of it. 

AMD has a Radeon Instinct graphics card with 7nm Vega running in its lab

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AMD has a Radeon Instinct graphics card with 7nm Vega running in its lab

AMD is on track to deliver graphics accelerators based on a 7-nanometer die shrink of Vega, with initial offerings aimed at tackling machine learning workloads. The company teased an image on Twitter of a Radeon Instinct graphics card featuring a 7nm Vega GPU that it says is currently "running in our labs." The post also contains a link to AMD's earnings call, in which company CEO Dr. Lisa Su confirmed plans to sample these cards later this year.

Slay the Spire's third character is now available

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Slay the Spire's third character is now available

The long-awaited third character for roguelike card game Slay the Spire is now available in the beta version of the game. The new character is a robot wizard named The Defect, and once you update to the beta, all you need to do to unlock him is start a run as The Silent. 

Battle royale games are coming to tabletop via Kickstarer

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Battle royale games are coming to tabletop via Kickstarer

The battle royale trend continues to roll inexorably onward, with board games set to be the next route of expansion. Coming to Kickstarter next month, Last One Standing seeks to replicate the resource-starved gunplay of a battle royale game on a shrinking hex map. It’s an intriguing proposition, especially at its proposed larger player count of 2-8 people. “Just like in the video games the battle royale genre creates unexpected moments but now they are shared in your community of friends,” creator Brandon McCaskill told Kotaku. A Kickstarter for the game is planned to launch on May 1st.