Amazon renames Twitch Prime to Prime Gaming

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Amazon renames Twitch Prime to Prime Gaming

Twitch Prime is no more: Amazon announced today that its premium Twitch  package will now be known as Prime Gaming, with all the same benefits of Twitch Prime, but with more obviously-Amazon branding.

Cyberpunk 2077 trailer shows off some guns

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Cyberpunk 2077 trailer shows off some guns

Today's Night City Wire stream for Cyberpunk 2077 dug down into one of the game's "Lifepath" origin stories, with a focus on the Nomads who inhabit the Badlands, and also showcased some of the considerable firepower that players will employ during their time in Night City, ranging from down-and-dirty melee weapons to high-tech "smart" weapons.  

Horizon Zero Dawn's PC port features new optimisations for AMD RDNA GPUs

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Horizon Zero Dawn's PC port features new optimisations for AMD RDNA GPUs

Horizon Zero Dawn is the first game to support AMD's FidelityFX Single Pass Downsampler (SPD), which accelerates texture mipmap creation for more efficient GPU performance on AMD RDNA 2 and RDNA graphics cards. Now why would Sony want its ex-exclusive to be ready for RDNA 2, do we reckon? Call it a hunch, but I would guess that's not exclusively being developed for passable PC performance.

A machinist lapped an AMD Ryzen 16-core CPU within a nanometer of its life

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A machinist lapped an AMD Ryzen 16-core CPU within a nanometer of its life

What happens when a machinist with a penchant for fine details takes on the task of lapping a 16-core CPU? The result is quite possibly the smoothest surface ever achieved on a processor's integrated heatspreader (IHS). It is so smooth, in fact, that it could probably be installed into a PC without any thermal paste.

Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono leaves Capcom

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Street Fighter producer Yoshinori Ono leaves Capcom

Yoshinori Ono, executive producer of the Street Fighter series, has stepped down after almost 30 years of working for Capcom. He announced his departure on Twitter, where he wrote, "I've been with the Street Fighter brand for a long time, experiencing good times, bad times, and even non-existent times. My heart is filled with appreciation to those players who've been giving warm and kind support on the brand especially little over the past decade or so as all the activities on the Street Fighter brand regained sunshine and grew its liveliness."