Tech News Weekly Round Up – Week Ending 04/08/23


Baldur’s Gate 3 Reviews Aren’t Quite Done, But So Far Critics Are Raving

Baldur’s Gate 3 is finally here, with over 200 thousand concurrent players on Steam within two hours of the global launch and counting. Reviews for the epic Dungeons & Dragons RPG have been few and far

Twitch rule change could stamp out CSGO skin gambling sponsorships

For years, there has been controversy around CS:GO and its links to gambling, with many players often looking betting to win skins with high monetary value. This practice has been fuelled by a number of

AMD confirms new “enthusiast-class” Radeon RX 7000 GPUs coming this quarter

AMD's long-awaited Radeon RX 7800 and 7700 series cards could well launch this quarter. During the company's Q2 earnings call, Dr. Lisa Su, AMD's CEO and president, confirmed that the red team will release

Intel Brings Support For Meteor Lake CPUs In Latest Media Driver Update

Intel has released Q2 2023 update for its Media Driver, enhancing support for upcoming Meteor Lake CPUs along with fixes for existing Arc graphics. Intel Preps For Meteor Lake CPUs, Releases Important

Intel Arc A580 GPU Benchmarks Leak Out: 2.4 GHz Clocks, On Par With AMD’s Radeon RX 7600

The latest benchmarks of Intel's Arc A580 graphics card based on the Alchemist GPU architecture have leaked within Geekbench. Intel Arc A580 GPU Nearing Launch? Unreleased Alchemist Graphics Card Once

COD MWII Warzone rebranded to just ‘Call of Duty’

Ever since the launch of the first Warzone back in 2020, Call of Duty has tied its free-to-play battle royale experience to the mainline games, with Warzone 2 similarly being attached to last year’s Modern Warfare

Intel Arc A770 “Alchemist” GPU Overclocked Beyond A Record-Breaking 3.5 GHz

Intel's top Alchemist GPU, the Arc A770, has been overclocked to a record-breaking 3.5 GHz clock frequency, making it the fastest on the planet. Intel's Arc A770 Pushed To Its Limits With Liquid Nitrogen

Gamescom edition of Future Games Show announced

Gamescom is one of the biggest annual industry events, with all manner of developers and publishers taking to the convention to announce and show off their in-development titles. One of the convention’s annual attendees is GamesRadar’s Future Games Sh

The Callisto Protocol studio hit with layoffs

Back in June, Striking Distance Studios released the final piece of DLC its first game, The Callisto Protocol. Now, with work on that game all wrapped up, the studio is downsizing, laying off a number of

EA says the next Battlefield will be a “reimagination”

In the run-up to Battlefield 2042, EA and DICE both talked a big game. At one point, development was going ‘extremely well' and the game was set to usher in a new age of Battlefield. The game ended up

Intel Lunar Lake to pack Battlemage iGPU with up to 64 EUs

We're still ways off from seeing the Lunar Lake architecture in action but Intel is working on it behind the scenes. According to a new leak, these chips will launch with a new iGPU utilising the Arc Battlemage

Souls-like Remnant II sells 1 million copies in less than a week

Remnant II is a co-op focused Souls-like which switches out traditional melee combat for 3rd person shooting. Being a sequel to the 2019 surprise hit, many expected Remnant II to do well. Even so, the game

AMD Radeon Pro W7600 & W7500 8 GB “RDNA 3” Entry-Level Workstation GPUs Leak Out

AMD is preparing two brand new professional graphics cards based on its RDNA 3 architecture, the Radeon Pro W7600 & W7500. AMD Targets Entry-Level Professionals With Radeon Pro W7600 & W7500 8

Intel releases Arc A570M and A530M discrete GPUs for laptops

Intel has quietly launched the A570M and A530M mobile GPUs, expanding the Arc A-series. According to a MESA driver, both GPUs use the new ACM-G12 die, which is believed to sit between the ACM-

AMD Confirms New Enthusiast-Class Radeon RX 7000 “RDNA 3” GPUs Coming This Quarter

AMD has confirmed that the company will introduce new enthusiast-class Radeon RX 7000 "RDNA 3" GPUs this quarter for the PC gaming segment. AMD Promises Gamers New "Enthusiast-Class" Radeon RX

MSI Rolls Out AMD AGESA BIOS Firmware For AM5 Motherboards, Improves DDR5 Support

MSI is the first motherboard manufacturer to roll out the latest AMD AGESA BIOS firmware for its AM5 motherboards. There's A New AMD AGESA "" BIOS Firmware Out & MSI Is The First To

Linux Creator Expresses “Frustration” Towards AMD’s fTPM Bugs, Calls To Disable Feature

AMD's fTPM issues are well-known in the industry, often causing system crashes and freezing. Linux's creator Linus Torvalds has expressed his disappointment towards the feature, labeling it a "plague" for the kernel. AMD's fTPM Issues Have A Long History,

Hasbro wants Microsoft to bring back Activision’s old Transformers games

Activision has made many beloved licensed games over the years, most of which have been lost to time. With Microsoft now set to acquire Activision this year, there is some hope that we'll see some classic games return. Hasbro seems to be particularly keen to bring

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 will be revealed in Warzone event

While still not officially announced by Activision, there have been enough leaks all around to confirm that COD 2023 will be Modern Warfare 3. In recent years, Activision has taken to revealing each year’s game through a big event in Warzone and that trend will continue this

Linus Torvalds Is Tired of AMD's 'Stupid' fTPM Errors

The Linux creator criticized the persistence of AMD fTPM errors, which should have been eradicated by a BIOS patch last year.

Rumour claims Virtuos is working on an Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion remake

Virtuous is a studio that has helmed a number of remasters over the years, including the upcoming remake of Metal Gear Solid 3. According to a new leak this week, the studio has also been contracted for another major remake. A former studio employee has

Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes delayed to 2024

Back in 2020, a group of former Suikoden developers formed a new studio and kickstarted Eiyuden Chronicle, a new JRPG and spiritual successor to Suikoden. Following a successful campaign, the game

Windows 11 will soon get better support for high refresh multi-monitor setups

The next Windows 11 update will be a welcome one for those using multiple high refresh rate monitors. Currently, multi monitor setups can pose certain challenges, but a new update that enables automatic

Assassin’s Creed Mirage will take 20-30 hours to complete

Over the years we have seen the Assassin’s Creed franchise balloon from a small-scope stealth title to an open-world RPG with literally hundreds of hours of content. With this great shift however we have

ASRock B650E Taichi Lite Motherboard Review – Less Flashy, Much Powerful, More Affordable

AMD motherboard partners have been trying to get users to upgrade to the new AM5 platform by offering revised options in the 600-series lineup. The A620 options exist for entry-level users but a user who

Leaked Humble Choice games for August include Disco Elysium, Chivalry 2 and more

Each month, those who are subscribed to the Humble Choice service are privy to a number of games – letting you obtain a handful of titles for a relatively low price. Ahead of the official announcement, August’s

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