AMD's latest drivers drop performance by 10% or more in some games

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AMD's latest drivers drop performance by 10% or more in some games

Earlier this week, AMD launched its new Radeon RX 5700 XT and Radeon RX 5700. While the cards in general perform well enough, there were enough oddities that we delayed our initial reviews a few days. After further investigation, it appears AMD shot itself in the foot a bit with its latest drivers. I'm going to look at the Radeon RX 590 specifically for this piece, mostly because I needed to use an existing card and I wanted to confirm some of the performance numbers.

Wolfenstein: Youngblood system specs and preload times revealed

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Wolfenstein: Youngblood system specs and preload times revealed

Wolfenstein: Youngblood is a coming-of-age tale of two young women on a life-changing journey of self-discovery to Paris. As they come to know themselves and each other, they'll learn more than they ever thought possible about who they are, where they come from, and how many filthy Nazi pigs they can butcher with their bare hands. It's an experience that will leave them, and you, changed forever.

Gibbous is a Lovecraft horror-adventure in the style of a classic Disney film

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Gibbous is a Lovecraft horror-adventure in the style of a classic Disney film

We said last year that we're tired of Lovecraft. Sure, the man told some singularly horrific tales, but there's more to the genre than tentacles, the gaping maw of madness, and virulent racism. We want something different! Gibbous is kind of a compromise in that regard: It's a Cthulhu mythos-inspired tale of terror done in the style of an animated Disney film, complete with a talking cat.

Bungie explains the point of Destiny 2's new 'finishing moves'

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Bungie explains the point of Destiny 2's new 'finishing moves'

One of the new things coming to Destiny 2 in the Shadowkeep expansion is finishing moves. Bungie revealed them last month, describing the fight-ending maneuvers as "This awesome flourish where he actually does like, spin in front of him, has two knives, and just hit, hit, pfffft!" Furthermore, "He jumps in the air, pulls back, looks at his fist, and bssssht!"

Gears of War 5 cuts all references to smoking and tobacco

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Gears of War 5 cuts all references to smoking and tobacco

The upcoming Gears of Wars 5 will feature blood, guts, guns, explosions, guns, ugly aliens, scowling men and women, guns, gunfire, guns, guns with chainsaws, and guns. What it will not have, however, is tobacco products. Anti-smoking organization Truth Initiative approached ELeague about making Gears 5 smoke-free, according to a Variety report, which in turn worked with Microsoft and The Coalition to remove all references to smoking from the game.

Where to find Fortnite's three solar arrays

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Where to find Fortnite's three solar arrays

For the 4th of July weekend, even the minds behind Fortnite are getting some sun. The great folks at Epic Games are still on a short vacation, but they want you to enjoy some of the benefits that the sun can offer, too.