Death Stranding's Chiral Network is nonsense, but there's science behind it

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Death Stranding's Chiral Network is nonsense, but there's science behind it

Chiral—pronounced Kai-ral after the Greek letter Chi—is not a word Hideo Kojima made up while developing Death Stranding. Sam Bridges' Chiral Network is complete nonsense, obviously, but chirality is a common property of molecules and even light that occurs naturally and, with a bit of help from us, is helping create the electronics of the future. 

Steam users' top games of 2020: Hades, Factorio, Phasmophobia

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Steam users' top games of 2020: Hades, Factorio, Phasmophobia

Topping the list of best games released in 2020, at least according to the aggregate of Steam platform users, are Hades, Factorio, and Phasmophobia. Checking in on the last day of the year with the folks at Steam 250, a Steam user review aggregation and evaluation site, gives us a snapshot of what people were into here on December 31st, 2020. A look at their 150 best-rated games of 2020 gives an interesting insight into what people loved enough they bothered to both play and leave a review on it this year. 

Here's the first in-engine teaser for STALKER 2

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Here's the first in-engine teaser for STALKER 2

GSC Game World have released the first in-engine trailer for the long-awaited Stalker 2. The minute-long teaser shows off a lot of harsh lighting as a character moves through an abandoned, ruined building in some decided unnatural weather through the doubly-changed Chernobyl Exclusion Zone. 

This crypto-mining farm with 78 GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs likely rakes in $154,000 per year

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This crypto-mining farm with 78 GeForce RTX 3080 GPUs likely rakes in $154,000 per year

It seems only fitting to end 2020 on a depressing note, and to that end, a cryptocurrency miner living in Las Vegas has apparently managed to procure dozens of PNY brand GeForce RTX 3080 cards to mine Ethereum. How in the world he managed to obtain so many elusive cards is beyond me, but even if he paid second-hand prices, it will be a profitable operation before the end of next year.

Here are 23 good games at $1 or less in the 2020 winter sales

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Here are 23 good games at $1 or less in the 2020 winter sales

With the Winter video game sales in full swing, or winding down with giveaways in some cases, it's always prudent to trawl for the good stuff that's good and cheap. Like, less than $1 American cheap. That, my friends, is cheap. So, like last year, I went trawling through the terrible search systems of the online PC game platforms to find you some sweet deals.

Koei Tecmo websites, forums down following cyberattack

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Koei Tecmo websites, forums down following cyberattack

A cyberattack on the European branch website of publisher Koei Tecmo has caused the company to take down both the American and European websites. Koei Tecmo said in a statement that some 65,000 accounts on the European forums may have been compromised, with user registration information including account names, encrypted passwords, and email addresses at risk of having been stolen. That information may have been leaked as of December 25th.

PC Gamer Hardware Awards: What is the best graphics card of 2020?

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PC Gamer Hardware Awards: What is the best graphics card of 2020?

With performance-related components, such as graphics cards, the latest hardware is always the best. It's faster, more powerful, and therefore, y'know, just better. Inevitably then, our best graphics card list is dominated by the new generation of GPUs AMD and Nvidia have unleashed upon the world in 2020.