Cyberpunk 2077 character creator drops male and female options in favor of 'body type'

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Cyberpunk 2077 character creator drops male and female options in favor of 'body type'

For all the positive responses that CD Projekt's upcoming Cyberpunk 2077 has enjoyed, one area where it hasn't gone over particularly well is in its portrayal of gender. It was initially designed to be playable as male or female but some critics noted that binary gender delineation falls well short of themes expressed in actual cyberpunk—a shortcoming highlighted by the presence of in-game ads seen by some as transphobic.

Stalker: Anomaly 1.5 is a worthy fan-made successor to the series

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Stalker: Anomaly 1.5 is a worthy fan-made successor to the series

It would be selling Stalker: Anomaly short to call it a mod. Based on Stalker: Call Of Pripyat, GSC Game World's haunted Ukranian survival sandbox, Anomaly feels more like a sequel than a user-made collaboration. Built on the now open-source and community-maintained X-Ray Engine, it features the combined and overhauled environments of all three official games in the series (plus some new ones) making for a sprawling, unpredictable sandbox full of mutants, mercenaries and murder.

The world’s first trillion-transistor chip is bigger than some mouse pads

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The world’s first trillion-transistor chip is bigger than some mouse pads

Semiconductors have tended to shrink in size over the years, but a new slice of silicon from Cerebras, a company specializing in artificial intelligence and deep learning, has unveiled the world's largest chip. Called the Wafer Scale Engine (WSE, pronounced "wise"), the chip is the first to pack more than 1 trillion (yes, TRILLION!) transistors (1.2 trillion, actually).

Dell's G3 gaming laptop with a GTX 1660 Ti is down to $850

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Dell's G3 gaming laptop with a GTX 1660 Ti is down to $850

There have been plenty of great deals on gaming laptops over the past few weeks, but if you're still on the fence, this one might change your mind. One of Dell's (early) Labor Day sales is a G3 15 gaming laptop with an Nvidia GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Max-Q graphics card for $999.59 ($170.40 off). However, Dell is also throwing in a $150 prepaid VISA gift card, which makes the total package just $849.59.

Telltale Games to return under new management

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Telltale Games to return under new management

Telltale Games is (at least on paper) returning to business, as reported earlier today by Polygon. Holding company LCG Entertainment (run by industry veterans Jamie Ottilie and Brian Waddle) have bought up the studio name and some of their licensed properties after Telltale's messy closure last September left hundreds of staff displaced. Effectively a new studio with new management operating under an old name, the new Telltale will be based in Malibu, California, with plans to "stay small over the next six months".