AMD's next-gen laptop CPUs could be a confusing mix of architectures

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AMD's next-gen laptop CPUs could be a confusing mix of architectures

I thought it was a good move by AMD to brand its latest Zen 3 desktop CPUs as the Ryzen 5000 series, in essence skipping right over Ryzen 4000. Going forward, this decision has the potential to make things less confusing, by aligning mobile and desktop parts based on the same architecture, with the same series labels. But all that could go out the window if, as rumored more than once, AMD opts to infuse both Zen 3 and Zen 2 into its Ryzen 5000 mobile series.

Frog Fractions DLC gets a big pile of secrets and achievements

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Frog Fractions DLC gets a big pile of secrets and achievements

Frog Fractions: Game of the Decade Edition, the Steam remaster of the beloved browser game that teaches you nothing about fractions, is already loaded with secrets, but how about a few more? Maybe some achievements, too? A free update containing plenty of both was released last week, though you'll need the Hop's Iconic Hat DLC to get the most out of it. 

New Assassin's Creed Valhalla screenshots

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New Assassin's Creed Valhalla screenshots

The senior art director of Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Raphael Lacoste, has shared some screens showing off its vistas, which were presumably taken in photomode. They show aurora borealis over a Viking settlement, Eivor riding up to a stone circle at dawn or dusk, a church overlooking a tree-lined river, and some other pretty scenery players will no doubt ride past or parkour over at high speed. The images come via Twitter and are quite compressed, but Lacoste promises to share some 4K versions later.

Looks like Rainbow Six Siege is coming to Xbox Game Pass

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Looks like Rainbow Six Siege is coming to Xbox Game Pass

Xbox Game Pass has posted an elaborately goofy teaser image to its Twitter account which can mean only one of two things: Either Rainbow Six Siege is coming to Game Pass or someone at the Xbox social media team has gone rogue and is making trebuchet memes. It's an image of a castle under attack, a siege, and there are six rainbows. It's a six rainbow siege. Do I need to continue spelling this out? 

Experimental conversation game Don't Make Love is now free

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Experimental conversation game Don't Make Love is now free

It's a few years old now, but Don't Make Love is one of the most memorable experimental games I've ever played. In it, you're one of two oddly-human-behaving praying mantises who are having a hard conversation about whether to breed. It's a hard conversation because they're both very much in love, but know that if they breed there's a really good chance the female mantis will give in to instincts and the male mantis' head off then cannibalize the body. The surreal premise is used to communicate some deeply human feelings.

The 32,000-unit strategy game Drone Swarm releases this week

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The 32,000-unit strategy game Drone Swarm releases this week

Fast paced real-time strategy Drone Swarm will release this week, an ambitious sci-fi game where you control some 32,000 individually-simulated space drones. It has an interesting vibe, quite pretty in motion and fairly fast-paced for a contemporary RTS. It's also single player only, which is kind of refreshing if I'm being honest. There's a demo you can try if that tickles your fancy.