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Cryptocurrency Miners Bought $776M in GPUs in 2017, Mostly From AMD

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. New data on the GPU market has put formal numbers behind the visible impact of cryptocurrency mining on GPU prices. Unfortunately, we’ve also got fresh information suggesting the GPU price inflation cycle isn’t ending any time soon. Jon Peddie Research has released data on GPU ...

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Massdrop: Nvidia Expects GPU Prices to Rise Through Q3 2018

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The GPU market has been overheated for months now, with no signs of stopping. Back in 2013 or 2014, when GPU cryptocurrency mining was booming, Nvidia was the primary beneficiary of this trend. AMD cards were incredibly good for these workloads, and that left Nvidia ...

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Game Mod Developer Caught Deliberately Distributing Malware

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. It’s sometimes genuinely odd how little attention people pay to their own industry. In 2007, Sony dropped a rootkit onto users’ PCs when they attempted to play an audio CD. In 2008, EA took serious heat for integrating aggressive DRM into its products that directly ...

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Modder Wires Iconic 1970 TV Up for Modern PC, Console Gaming

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. The 1970s were a deeply confusing time. Formica countertops were everywhere, shag carpet was popular, dark wood paneling (combined with shag carpeting) conspired to make the interior of every home a place where visible light went to die, and virtually every consumer product came in ...

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The Best Cheap PC Games Under $20

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Hawaii Proposes Legislation to Regulate Loot Boxes in Games

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Legislators in Hawaii were among the first to express concern over the use of loot boxes in video games when Star Wars Battlefront II was in the news. This issue didn’t fade away, though. Lawmakers have introduced several bills designed to clamp down on the ...

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Nintendo Switch Hacked to Run Linux, So Can We Get Save Game Backups Now?

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Hacker group Fail0verflow has announced a Switch hack that the organization claims can’t be patched or blocked by firmware updates on already-shipped Switches. They’ve published a screenshot of the device booting a Linux distribution, likely giving someone at Nintendo heartburn in the process. In case ...

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