Join PC Gamer's Folding@home team and help research a cure for Covid-19

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Join PC Gamer's Folding@home team and help research a cure for Covid-19

A couple of weeks ago we learned about a new game called Foldit, developed by researchers at the University of Washington, that could help with the development of a treatment for the Covid-19 coronavirus. Essentially, players solve puzzles by folding protein chains into new shapes that change the function of the protein, with points awarded based on the effectiveness of the solution. Researchers can then experiment on those folded proteins in order to determine their usefulness in the real world.

Nightdive just updated '90s FPS Sin on Steam, and a full remaster is on the way

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Nightdive just updated '90s FPS Sin on Steam, and a full remaster is on the way

Sin is a near-future shooter about a corrupt biotech multinational and the lone wolf hero who's out to stop its dastardly leader, the beautiful and charismatic Elexis Sinclaire. It was pretty good stuff, but suffered from incredibly unfortunate timing: It was released on November 9, 1998, ten days before Half-Life, and that was pretty much that. 

PlayStation 5 specs: Sony is hedging its bets on ultra-fast storage

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PlayStation 5 specs: Sony is hedging its bets on ultra-fast storage

There were two console specs reveals this week, one of which landed with a monstrous pow and the other with a comparative whimper. Unfortunately for Sony, its PlayStation 5 was the latter. That's not to say it won't be a big upgrade over the PlayStation 4—it definitely will—but Sony's focus in Wednesday's reveal stream seems more heavily placed on storage than the GPU in its next-gen game console.

Watch Sony's PlayStation 5 deep dive

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Watch Sony's PlayStation 5 deep dive

The next generation of consoles are on their way, and while you might only have eyes for PC, the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X are still going to have a large, broad impact on the games you'll play in the future. With that in mind, Mark Cerny's deep dive into the PS5's system architecture is sure to be pretty interesting.