This fast gaming laptop with a 144Hz display and RTX 2070 is just $1,199 after rebate

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This fast gaming laptop with a 144Hz display and RTX 2070 is just $1,199 after rebate

These days there are plenty of options for a thin and light gaming laptop, and with the influx of models to choose from comes better pricing in general. That also presents an opportunity for deals, like this one for a Gigabyte Aorus 15P, with a fast refresh rate and an Nvidia GeForce RTX 2070 Max-Q underneath the hood. It's available at Newegg for $1,299 (save $400) right now, and as an added bonus, there is a $100 mail-in-rebate you can cash in as well.

SSD makers shift to 176-layer NAND for bigger and faster storage

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SSD makers shift to 176-layer NAND for bigger and faster storage

SK Hynix has developed what it is calling the "industry's most multi-layered" 176-layer 4D NAND flash memory, currently offered in 512 gigabit (64GB), triple-level cell (TLC) form. The move to a 176-layer design promises more capacious storage products, including SSDs, with faster speeds to boot.

Lord of the Rings Online will get a visual overhaul to capitalise on Amazon's upcoming TV series

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Lord of the Rings Online will get a visual overhaul to capitalise on Amazon's upcoming TV series

Last week Enand Global 7 acquired Daybreak Game Company, the developer and publisher formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment. The studio's name was changed after it split from Sony, and it's behind a bunch of games including H1Z1, the EverQuests, Planetside 2, and DC Universe Online. It's also the publisher of The Lord of the Rings Online, developed by Standing Stone Games.

The RTX 3080 is the 4th fastest growing GPU according to the latest Steam hardware survey

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The RTX 3080 is the 4th fastest growing GPU according to the latest Steam hardware survey

If you've been trying to buy a GeForce RTX 3080, you've probably experienced the real frustration of trying to find one. Turning to a bot that scans the big stores may be the answer, but for the most part that just highlights how rare they are. In fact, it's so hard to track down and buy, that potential buyers have been left feeling that this is little more than a paper launch. 

EK offers a full refund for irate EK-loop Connect software users

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EK offers a full refund for irate EK-loop Connect software users

The widely criticised EK loop Connect software hasn't had the best run, so far. It's buggy, to say the least. So, by way of apology, EK has extended a welcome gesture of a full refund, in an attempt to make amends for leaving their customers hanging for so long, without working software.

Twitch removes 'blind playthrough' tag in response to feedback from disabled players

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Twitch removes 'blind playthrough' tag in response to feedback from disabled players

Blind people can still play videogames, as proved by Zoe Espinoza, the blind Mortal Kombat badass. But that's not what the "blind playthrough" tag on Twitch highlighted. Instead, it was used to collect streams where players went into games ignorant of their mechanics and story. That's now changed, and the tag has been deleted. As Twitch's director of community and creator marketing Erin Wayne tweeted, "You can still use “First Playthrough” or opt to use it in combination with "No Spoilers" for the same sentiment."

Hell Let Loose adds supply trucks and bullet penetration to its very pretty WW2

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Hell Let Loose adds supply trucks and bullet penetration to its very pretty WW2

Hell Let Loose, a gorgeous and quite fun World War 2 shooter, has released its latest update this week. Update 8, code-named "The Red Ball Express," has overhauled the support and engineer roles with the addition of trucks. Specifically, supply and transport trucks. Support soldiers can now use their trucks to deliver large batches of supplies and/or large groups of soldiers to the front, and those supplies can then be used by engineers to build lots of super-tough fortifications.