AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs delayed until CES 2021? We doubt it

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AMD Ryzen 4000 CPUs delayed until CES 2021? We doubt it

AMD, Nvidia and Intel are all reportedly playing their cards close to their chests when it comes to their upcoming release schedules, and even the manufacturers most closely involved in the process are being kept in the dark, a DigiTimes report claims. That's perhaps why you also shouldn't also believe said third-parties when they say AMD Ryzen 4000 processors won't launch this year, too.

PAX Australia 2020 is cancelled

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PAX Australia 2020 is cancelled

PAX Australia will not go ahead in 2020, the organisers have confirmed. The three day event was scheduled to take place on October 9-11 at the Melbourne Convention Centre, but due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic there will be no event this year, though alternatives are being planned.

Fortnite glitch seems to reveal a fully-functioning first-person mode

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Fortnite glitch seems to reveal a fully-functioning first-person mode

As usually seems to be the case in Fortnite, some weird stuff is going down. James and Joseph wrote about the ongoing Device event earlier today, and it involves a lot of water: instead of a purple electric storm there's a towering water wall of biblical proportions. Also: electricity. Also: sudden inexplicable teleportations into a drab office environment.

Check out New World's 50v50 'War Mode' in action

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Check out New World's 50v50 'War Mode' in action

One of the big attractions in Amazon Game Studios' upcoming MMO New World is called War Mode, a PvP mode that pits players against one another in large-scale battles for control of territory. It's a relatively complex, multi-stage affair that begins with completing Faction Missions in order to weaken a territory enough to declare war against it, and culminates in an all-out 50v50 battle for control of the territory's fort.

Gearbox sues 3D Realms over Duke Nukem, again

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Gearbox sues 3D Realms over Duke Nukem, again

In 2014, Gearbox sued 3D Realms and Interceptor Entertainment over Duke Nukem: Mass Destruction, a top-down action-RPG they were developing without the approval of Gearbox, which acquired the property in 2010. The case was settled a year later, Gearbox was affirmed as the full owner of Duke Nukem, Mass Destruction morphed into Bombshell, and all was well—until last year, when composer Bobby Prince filed suit against Gearbox, Valve, and Randy Pitchford over music he'd written for Duke Nukem 3D, which he claimed was used without permission in the Gearbox-published Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour.

Fight crabs as a crab in Fight Crab on July 30

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Fight crabs as a crab in Fight Crab on July 30

The first rule of Fight Crab appears to be that there are no rules. Crabs have guns, knives, swords, axes, chains, magic powers, and even wheels. Sometimes the crabs are crab-sized and fight on dinner tables, other times they're bigger than cars and fight on city streets. 

Play the melee battle royale Ran: Lost Islands for free in the Steam Game Festival

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Play the melee battle royale Ran: Lost Islands for free in the Steam Game Festival

Ran: Lost Islands is a 16th century-style 100-player battle royale, with classes based on ninja, samurai, and conquistador archetypes, who come together on a cursed island to clash in a last-man-standing brawl for glory and gold. You might immediately think that the last thing the world needs right now is yet another battle royale game, but unlike most of them, this one is focused on melee combat—and starting tomorrow, you'll be able to try it out for free in an open beta that will run during the Steam Game Festival: Summer Edition.

Fortnite's Device event pushes back the storm and kicks off a biblical flood

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Fortnite's Device event pushes back the storm and kicks off a biblical flood

The Fortnite Device event has brought a biblical amount of water to the map, but perhaps not in the way you might have imagined. Instead of raising the water levels, Epic has replaced the traditionally purple electric storm that pushes players towards each other with a giant fish-filled wall of water that you can swim in. We also got a taste of some genuine, honest-to-god lore featuring Jonesy. Fortnite Season 3 is probably going to be a wet one. Here's how everything went down today. 

Wow, this new AMD Ryzen laptop CPU can run Crysis even without a cooler

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Wow, this new AMD Ryzen laptop CPU can run Crysis even without a cooler

I have to admit, it would never occur to me to disassemble a laptop, rip the cooling solution from the CPU, and then attempt to not only boot into Windows, but run through a set of benchmarks, including Crysis. But the internet is vast, and it did occur to someone else, who recorded the endeavor. And guess what? The CPU involved, an AMD Ryzen 7 4300U, survived the ordeal.