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Hyperkin X91 Mega Man 11 Edition retro controller arrives October 2

Hyperkin X91 Mega Man 11 Edition retro controller arrives October 2

Hyperkin has taken the wraps off a new Mega Man 11 version of its X91 retro gaming controller. The edition has the same iconic blue color as franchise character's outfit, as well as the character itself, a colorful joystick, and the Xbox logo. The model is only available for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs; though it won't be available until October 2, fans can purchase one now.

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Acer’s wild Thronos gaming chair leads its IFA Predator and Nitro news

Acer’s wild Thronos gaming chair leads its IFA Predator and Nitro news

Acer's Predator and Nitro gaming ranges are getting some serious accessories at IFA 2018, with new monitors and even a full gaming chair, the Predator Thronos. Supporting up to three 27-inch displays on an overhead brace, the Predator Thronos gaming chair stands a full 1.5 meters high.

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The Fortnite event you’re missing right now

The Fortnite event you’re missing right now

This week at the gaming convention Gamescom there's an Epic Games booth mostly devoted to Fortnite. At this booth there's a massive mob of Fortnite fans, and they're not going anywhere any time soon. If you live in Germany, anywhere near Cologne, you might want to consider taking turn on over - if you can get in, that is to say. Imagine if this booth were your basement gaming den - just THINK about it.

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Acer Predator Orion gaming desktop series gets NVIDIA RTX upgrade

Acer Predator Orion gaming desktop series gets NVIDIA RTX upgrade

Acer has announced updates to its Predator Orion 3000, 5000, and 9000 gaming desktops, adding the newly announced NVIDIA RTX GPU options. This makes Acer one of the few companies currently offering gaming PCs with the new NVIDIA graphics options, joining Dell with its newly updated Alienware Aurora and Area 51 towers. The models are targeted at new gamers up to pros.

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Alienware Aurora, Area 51 upgraded with NVIDIA RTX GPUs for 12K gaming

Alienware Aurora, Area 51 upgraded with NVIDIA RTX GPUs for 12K gaming

During Gamescom 2018, Dell introduced upgraded versions of its Alienware Aurora and Area 51 desktops, as well as the Alienware 15 and 17 laptops. Though the new models remain visually identical to their older counterparts, Dell has added NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPU options for the towers and new keyboards to the laptops. The company has also announced the start of Alienware Academy beta and more.

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Notebooks are about to get interesting again

Notebooks are about to get interesting again

There's an ebb and flow to every segment in tech, and it looks like notebooks and 2-in-1s are about to get very interesting again. Just as smartphone fans are bemoaning the relatively humdrum pace of development in handsets, now come signs of acceleration in larger mobile devices. That could mean a big shake-up for what's inside your next notebook.

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Intel’s NUC mini PCs just got a serious upgrade

Intel’s NUC mini PCs just got a serious upgrade

Intel's NUC mini PCs are getting more potent, with the chip-maker's tiny desktop computers and kits getting an 8th Gen Core upgrade. The NUC - or "Next Unit of Computing" - started out as a hobby machine, but over eight generations has developed into a legitimate gaming, multimedia, or smart home controller.

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ThinkPad P72 workstation is a powerhouse laptop for pros

ThinkPad P72 workstation is a powerhouse laptop for pros

Joining the newly announced ThinkPad P1 mobile workstation is Lenovo's new P72, a workstation laptop offering massive storage capacity options alongside top-tier hardware. Though this model isn't as light or thin as the svelte P1 model, the new ThinkPad P72 offers a huge 17.3-inch 4K display, as well as a full keyboard with a numpad and a slew of ISV certifications.

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ThinkPad P1 is Lenovo’s thinnest mobile workstation ever

ThinkPad P1 is Lenovo’s thinnest mobile workstation ever

Lenovo has introduced two new workstation PCs for creatives, engineers, and others in need of powerful hardware. One of them, the ThinkPad P1, is the maker's lightest and thinnest mobile workstation with a profile measuring only 18.4mm and a weight under 4lbs. Lenovo brings its iconic ThinkPad style to the P1, as well as a roster of high-end hardware including 8th-gen Intel Xeon processors.

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Surface Go teardown reveals one saving grace

Surface Go teardown reveals one saving grace

Microsoft's Surface Go may be cheap, but you pay for that in dire repairability and hardware that's practically disposable, a teardown of the tablet has concluded. Launched as the entry-level model in the company's Windows 2-in-1 line-up, the baby Surface keeps one key part of its bigger siblings' DNA.

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Blade Shadow spreads nationwide, says ditch your gaming PC

Blade Shadow spreads nationwide, says ditch your gaming PC

The service known as Shadow by Blade spread across the United States this week in a newly minted USA-wide upgrade. This service was first introduced at CES 2018, and promised that it'd get at least to the point we're at right now, where anyone could stream their favorite games without the use of their own high-end PC. Now the service - and the devices they offer - are available across these United States for the first time.

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Valve’s Artifact card game launches in three months, PC first

Valve’s Artifact card game launches in three months, PC first

Valve is perhaps best known for the Steam PC gaming platform but for those old enough to remember, the company has also been making games. As if going back to its roots, Valve announced last year that it was making a new game, one that built on its existing franchise but something it has never tried before: a trading card game. That is Artifact and Valve’s first new game in five years will head to PCs in November and eventually to mobile as well.

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