Watch the first 15 minutes of Control: AWE

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Watch the first 15 minutes of Control: AWE

Remedy took to Twitch today to show off the first 15 minutes of the upcoming Control expansion AWE. The second and final DLC will begin with a mysterious distress call summoning FBC Director Jesse Faden to the Investigation Sector, which was sealed off years ago after a spot of interdimensional unpleasantness.

Dead by Daylight adds cross-play and unified friends list between PC and consoles

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Dead by Daylight adds cross-play and unified friends list between PC and consoles

Dead by Daylight's cross-play feature has been updated to allow PC players to play against people on consoles, while its cross-friends feature (basically a unified friends list) has also gone live. Previously, cross-play only allowed players on Steam and the Microsoft Store to play together, but its scope has been widened to encompass the PS4, Xbox One and Switch. The only game left jealously peeking over the fence is the mobile version, which has been left out of all the crossover fun.

Russell Kirsch, the inventor of the pixel, dies at 91

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Russell Kirsch, the inventor of the pixel, dies at 91

Russell Kirsch, the computer scientist credited with inventing the pixel, has died age 91. Kirsch is attributed with inventing the pixel in 1957, many years before modern computers capable of using the technology as we know it today existed. With it he reproduced an image of his son, Walden Kirsch, as an infant—the first ever digital image.

Windows 10 is gaining a new setting for power users with multiple GPUs

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Windows 10 is gaining a new setting for power users with multiple GPUs

We do not recommend running multiple GPUs in SLI (Nvidia) or Crossfire (AMD) these days, but for anyone who still is, there is a semi-new feature headed to Windows 10 that is of interest. It's a graphics setting that will let you manually configure which GPU should be used for high performance workloads.

Demons Ate My Neighbors! is a co-op roguelike inspired by a 16-bit classic

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Demons Ate My Neighbors! is a co-op roguelike inspired by a 16-bit classic

I suppose I should have expected this, after the surprise return of Mega Drive/Genesis oddballs Toejam and Earl, but the B-Movie-horror-themed action game Zombies Ate My Neighbors! is making a comeback. Well, ish. The delightfully on-the-nose Demons Ate My Neighbors! is an "unofficial spiritual sequel" to LucasArts' 16-bit co-op game that once again pits one or two suburban kids against a neighbourhood filled with supernatural creeps.

Intel's next-gen gaming chips will take a huge architectural risk to rival AMD's Ryzen

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Intel's next-gen gaming chips will take a huge architectural risk to rival AMD's Ryzen

Intel Alder Lake will be a hybrid architecture, Intel confirms. The next-generation client processor architecture, expected to arrive in the second half of 2021 for both mobile and desktop, will be a combination of two CPU architectures: Golden Cove and Gracemont. The aim is to provide an efficient answer for both high performance and high core-count processing for games and productivity tasks. In short, this is Intel's answer to high core-count AMD Ryzen chips.