Somebody dropped $10,000 on Humble Bundle's 'Conquer COVID-19' collection

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Somebody dropped $10,000 on Humble Bundle's 'Conquer COVID-19' collection

If you're spending your days inside to help curtail the spread of the coronavirus—and if you can, you should—then you might be looking for ways to fill the time. If so, the new Humble Bundle might be able to help. It's a one-week-only package of more than 40 games, plus a bunch of ebooks and digital comics, and for the musically inclined (or those who wish they were), Music Maker EDM Edition and a $10 coupon for in-app purchases.

Epic Games offers $1 million reward for proof of a 'smear campaign' against its chat app

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Epic Games offers $1 million reward for proof of a 'smear campaign' against its chat app

In mid-2019, Fortnite studio Epic Games acquired Houseparty for an undisclosed sum. No, not House PartyHouseparty, a video chat application for mobile devices and PCs that was launched in early 2016. It doesn't sound like the most innovative piece of software ever conceived—up to eight users can take part in a single chat session, with notifications sent when friends come online—but it's experienced a big surge in popularity recently, as people look for new ways to stay in touch while in self-isolation. It's currently one of the most-downloaded apps on both the App Store and Google Play.

$230 is a great price for this 165Hz gaming monitor

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$230 is a great price for this 165Hz gaming monitor

The last time I recall we highlighted a deal on Dell's S2417DG gaming monitor was last August, when it was on sale for $320 with a $30 gift card attached. If you missed out and have been kicking yourself ever since, you can stop doing that now. In fact, go ahead and pat yourself on the back for being patient, because it's now down to $229.99 on eBay (via Antonline, an authorized Dell dealer).

Wasteland 3 is delayed into August

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Wasteland 3 is delayed into August

Wasteland 3, inXile Entertainment's post-apocalyptic road trip to the snowy climes of Colorado, has been delayed. The studio announced in a Fig backer's update today that it's been working remotely because of the coronavirus outbreak, which has resulted in "logistical challenges" that led it to push the release day to August 28.

Intel knows it must do a better job in 2020, but can it deliver?

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Intel knows it must do a better job in 2020, but can it deliver?

I won't go far as to say this is a make or break year for Intel, but the chip maker certainly has something to prove, both to its customers and itself. While AMD is firing on all cylinders and churning out 7nm products left and right, Intel is still coasting on its 14nm node for the most part. What will 2020 bring?

QuakeCon 2020 is cancelled

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QuakeCon 2020 is cancelled

QuakeCon, the summertime gaming convention that began in 1996 as a small gathering of deathmatchers and grew over the years into a major annual spectacle, has been cancelled. The 2020 event wasn't scheduled to take place until August, but Bethesda said that "uncertainties" caused by the ongoing pandemic means that the planning and preparation required to pull the convention together simply isn't possible—and it's not something people should be focusing on anyway.