According to a job listing released over the weekend, Microsoft is planning a "sweeping visual rejuvenation of Windows experiences." The last time we heard Microsoft speak about changes of this magnitude, it was before the switch from Windows 7 to Windows 8. One would hope that this next set of sweeping changes would be more accountable to the users that wish for incremental changes, rather than one foul swoop - but we shall see!
This year has thrown a lot of schedules out of whack and it seems that KFC may have gotten its April Fools date either too late or too early. Then again, the company is notorious for its outlandish and eccentric marketing campaigns around the world but this definitely takes the cake, or, more appropriately, the chicken. As teased last June, the KFConsole is all but ready to take on the PS5 and the Xbox Series X|S, not only with gaming chops but a feature no console has or would even want to have.
The period between mid-November until around the first week of January is always filled with sales, discounts, and even some giveaways. That almost applies to all industries but even more to those in the digital content distribution enterprise. In short, gamers can expect a lot of giveaways during the holiday season and Epic Games' Christmas list has just been leaked to get PC gamers pumped up for what the newest kid on the games store block has prepared for this year.
Just when the PC Master Race thought it got the better bargain with Cyberpunk 2077, reports and guides are popping up over the Internet to reveal just how bad the game's launch has been across all platforms. Sure, the game is still playable on PCs, unlike their console counterparts, but the game apparently isn't taking advantage of the hardware that's available, making it almost feel like the game is running on consoles instead. Fortunately, PC gamers don't have to wait for an official fix from CD Projekt RED but it does require a bit of familiarity with software modding, especially if you have an AMD Ryzen processor.
It seems that PC gamers are having a great season this year, sometimes at the expense of their console cousins. Cyberpunk 2077's much-criticized flaws seem to largely affect consoles only and specifically last-gen consoles like the PS4 and Xbox One. That said, there are also gaming-capable PCs that may now be a bit too old or too weak to run the latest and greatest titles but Epic Games is rolling out some changes to ensure that even those won't be left out of its battle royale cash cow.
Retro consoles might be the trend in gaming these days but they hardly the only ones in that line of business. Going by a different name, car enthusiasts have been creating modified restored classics for ages. PC maker ORIGIN is taking a page out of that book, not to mention the name, with a new limited edition gimmick for old-school PC lovers. The RestoMod PC, however, is pretty much a powerful modern desktop that looks old only on the front and not in a very exciting way at that.
Destiny 2 has seen a lot of major changes in the last 23 months alone. After it split from Activision, Bungie quickly recovered ground to make the controversial launch of the game nothing more than a distant memory. It will be competing for attention and gamer time with all the new games have that launched in the past few weeks, especially Cyberpunk 2077, but fans of the online sci-fi shooter still have a lot to look forward to, like the upcoming crossplay support. Before that happens, though, Bungie is addressing the white elephant in the room and requiring SMS verification on PCs in an attempt to curb cheating.
This morning it became clear that the NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3060 Ti launch wasn't going to be simple. As sources like NewEgg noted, inventory did not match traffic. Not by a long shot. As of two hours ago, NewEgg suggested they had RTX 3060 Ti graphics cards available for sale. In well under an hour, they made a statement.
If you're like me, you have more than a couple old phones in a drawer that you just can't throw away. If you're like me, you tend to forget that those devices are packed with files that could be valuable to you if only they were organized and made available to you here today. If you're looking for something constructive to do this upcoming holiday, consider this: Bust out the USB cords and go digital treasure hunting.
Right this minute the folks at Epic Games are effectively giving a game away for free, but it won't be free for long. The game is called Elite Dangerous, it's an online game, it's highly populated, and it's free. Normally the game would cost you a few bucks, but the Epic Games Store wants you to download and keep their store on your computer, so they're doing a sort of loss-leader situation with the game Elite Dangerous to get you in the mix.
This morning Epic Games revealed the Fortnite CREW Subscription. This subscription is $12 per month and includes 1000 vbucks per month. You'll find an exclusive Fortnite Crew Skin bundle in the mix, and it'll begin with the December 2nd Season 5 launch.