The PS5 controller looks like it should come bundled with an Alienware gaming PC

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The PS5 controller looks like it should come bundled with an Alienware gaming PC

There you have it, announced out of nowhere: The PlayStation 5 controller, nicknamed DualSense. Sony's new design definitely screams "next-gen." With a two tone design and some blue LED trim around the touchpad, it really looks like it's been ripped right out of Alienware's secret design lair in Austin, Texas. There's not much difference between this and the Alienware gaming mouse or AW510H gaming headset in raw aesthetic if you ask me. Either that, or a budget rendition of EVE from Wall-E (two people have said that to me now, so it's obviously a deft comparison).

Hearthstone's big Ashes of Outland expansion is live

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Hearthstone's big Ashes of Outland expansion is live

Hearthstone's big Ashes of Outland update is live, and that means the Demon Hunter class—the first new class in the game's six-year history—has now joined the action. The new class is free for all players who complete the free Demon Hunter prologue campaign, along with ten Demon Hunter basic cards, a 20-card Demon Hunter Initiate set, and a pre-built Demon Hunter starting deck list.

You can now do real science in Borderlands 3, of all places

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You can now do real science in Borderlands 3, of all places

In March, we turned your attention to a game called Foldit, developed by researchers at the University of Washington, that has players fold protein chains to create new structures with changed functions in order to help with the development of treatments for diseases like HIV, cancer, Alzheimer's, and even COVID-19. It's important work, but not exactly glamorous: The Foldit website looks like an appendix to an obscure, complex scholarly article I may have pretended to have read back when I was still trying to impress my bosses.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands alpha starts this week

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands alpha starts this week

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands, the eighth expansion, isn't due out until some time this summer, but Blizzard just announced that its closed alpha will begin later this week. Though invites will be mostly limited to "long-time WoW players with active accounts in good standing," this will also be the first opportunity for players to datamine Shadowlands and find out new details that Blizzard hasn't yet discussed.

Someone got Windows 10 to run on just 192MB of RAM

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Someone got Windows 10 to run on just 192MB of RAM

It has been a long time since a standard version of Windows required less than 1GB of RAM to run. Nevertheless, a 16-year-old Twitter user posted screenshots of Windows 10 running with only 192MB of RAM, and partially booting with as little as 140MB.

Valorant closed beta rushes to 1.6M viewers on Twitch

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Valorant closed beta rushes to 1.6M viewers on Twitch

The Valorant closed beta got underway earlier today, and—no surprise here—there looks to be an awful lot of interest in it. Roughly 1.6 million people are watching it being played on Twitch, which as Kotaku notes puts it close to the all-time record of 1.7 million concurrent viewers put up by Fortnite during its season 10-ending black hole.

The Catch makes fishing look like a Hitman mission

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The Catch makes fishing look like a Hitman mission

Dovetail Fishing's latest fishing sim, The Catch, wants to make it very clear that fishing is a Herculean task that involves wrestling with the beefiest monsters ever to sport gills. Naturally, a trailer evocative of Hitman or Ghost Recon is necessary to convey just how intense and serious it is.