Corona Relief Done Quick will fight the coronavirus with speedruns

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Corona Relief Done Quick will fight the coronavirus with speedruns

The bad news is that Summer Games Done Quick, the nice-weather edition of the Games Done Quick charity speedrun extravaganza, has been delayed because of the coronavirus outbreak and is now scheduled to run August 16-23. The postponement means that all existing game submissions will be wiped on April 26, followed by a new submission stage beginning on April 29. Everyone interested in volunteering will also have to reapply to do so, although if you've already submitted an audition, you will not need to submit a new one.

Intel's Core i9 10980HK promises 5.3GHz, good luck hitting it in your new gaming laptop

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Intel's Core i9 10980HK promises 5.3GHz, good luck hitting it in your new gaming laptop

A leaked slide suggests Intel has stuck to its word and will deliver a 5.3GHz Comet Lake H processor next week—but will it have any tangible impact on gaming performance? I'm just as up for an eight-core/16-thread Core i9 10980HK as much as the next person, but when you stack it up next to the similarly specced Core i9 9980HK, rated to near-enough identical clocks, it's hard to get all that excited about Intel's latest H-series chips.

Intel to commit up to $6M for Covid-19 relief 'focused on helping local communities'

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Intel to commit up to $6M for Covid-19 relief 'focused on helping local communities'

We certainly live in interesting times. Most stores are closed, toilet paper is worth its weight in gold, and handshakes are out of fashion (you should probably avoid fist-bumping too). If there is a silver lining to the Covid-19 situation, it's seeing technology companies step up with relief efforts, as Intel an Razer have done. Intel has now announced it will donate up to $6 million to support coronavirus relief efforts in places where it has a significant presence.

GOG gives away more 'goodies' as its Spring Sale winds down

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GOG gives away more 'goodies' as its Spring Sale winds down

The GOG Spring Sale is a few days from wrapping up, and it will end very much like it began—with a giveaway of free "goodies." Until 9 am ET on March 29, you can head around to gog.com, scroll down to to the "Spring Goodies Collection #2" banner, and click the button to get: