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Gamescom 2020 Will "definitely" Take Place Digitally

The German Government today announced a nationwide ban on all major events until the end of August, effectively cancelling Gamescom 2020. Thankfully, this didn't come as too much of a surprise to the organizers and they had been preparing alternative options for some time. While the public in-person event won't be taking place a online digital alternative will be. Unlike E3 and GDC, Gamescom has time to prepare for proper a digital event and will announce more details shortly.

"Even though not all details are known at present, the nationwide ban on major events until the end of August will also affect the planning for #gamescom2020. Furthermore: gamescom 2020 will definitely take place digitally! We will provide further information shortly. "

HyperX Reveals HyperX Aqua Keyboard Switches and Qi Certified Wireless Charging Products at Gamescom

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., today announced new HyperX Aqua mechanical switches at Gamescom for the HyperX Alloy Origins mechanical gaming keyboard. At the show, HyperX also revealed Cloud Alpha S, the new addition to HyperX's gaming headset lineup, as well as a suite of Qi certified wireless charging products including the HyperX Cloud Flight S wireless gaming headset, HyperX Pulsefire Dart wireless gaming mouse and HyperX ChargePlay Base Qi wireless charger.

"The wireless charging ecosystem is maturing and HyperX is excited to be launching products with Qi certified wireless charging capabilities," said HyperX. "HyperX recognises the growing trend for wireless technology and wants to offer users the ultimate in gaming freedom, convenience and customization for immersive and engaging gaming experiences."

NVIDIA 436.02 Installer Buggy, Always Installs GeForce Experience, No GDPR Consent

NVIDIA today released its GeForce 436.02 WHQL Gamescom Special graphics drivers. You can read all about them here. The installer of these drivers appears to have a major bug that forces the installation of GeForce Experience without obtaining GDPR-compliant consent from the user. With the ratification of GDPR, NVIDIA driver installers present a selection screen right at the start of the installation, which lets users opt to install GeForce Experience (and give their GDPR consent in doing so), but a second option lets users decline GDPR consent, forcing the installer to install GeForce drivers without GeForce Experience. A bug with the installer of GeForce 436.02 WHQL disregards the user's choice at this screen, and installs GeForce Experience without the GDPR-mandated user-consent.

Making matters far worse is the fact that you cannot deselect GeForce Experience from the list of components in the Custom Install screen. The Custom Install list lets you make the installer skip installation of optional components that are otherwise installed by default in Express Install (GeForce Experience features in this list only if a user gives GDPR consent in the previous screen). We're hoping that this is a simple installer bug by NVIDIA, because anything worse would put the company in violation of EU privacy laws. We at TechPowerUp are in the final stages of developing a free utility that lets users take complete control over their NVIDIA graphics driver installation, called NVCleanstall. Using this software you may skip lot more optional components than what the NVIDIA Installer allows, such as Telemetry. Grab a beta version of NVCleanstall from here.

Update 16:27 UTC: NVIDIA has removed the 436.02 drivers from their website, and confirmed that this is a bug.

Update Aug 21st: The 436.02 drivers are available again, and the GeForce Experience install problem is fixed. Look for the suffix "-rp" in the file name to identify the fixed version.

ROCCAT Unveils New Kain Mouse, Vulcan Keyboard Variants, and Sense AIMO Mousepad

ROCCAT, Turtle Beach's Hamburg, Germany-based PC team, today revealed its latest PC accessories debuting for European fans at Gamescom 2019. First is ROCCAT's Kain series of gaming mice featuring an all-new design with an innovative click-mechanism that registers the click signal up to 16 milliseconds faster than other mice, giving the Kain a speed advantage and letting players stay one click ahead of the competition. Additionally, ROCCAT introduces two new versions of its popular Vulcan mechanical keyboard. The Vulcan 121 AIMO is now available with a new switch alternative developed by ROCCAT, the Titan Switch Speed. The Vulcan 122 AIMO is the Arctic White color variant of the series. Rounding-out ROCCAT's latest PC products is the Sense AIMO Pad - a mousepad with built-in LED lighting that supports ROCCAT's unique AIMO light system.

René Korte, General Manager of PC Products at Turtle Beach said, "Germany is ROCCAT's home, making this year's Gamescom the perfect venue to show off our latest award-winning lineup of PC gaming mice, keyboards, and more - all of which are products of German design, engineering, and quality. This year, both the Kain and Vulcan product series introduce our latest Ash Black and Arctic White colors so fans can create the perfect ecosystem that suits their style, and the new Sense AIMO Pad is the perfect addition for a fully illuminated AIMO experience."

HyperX Announces the Cloud Alpha S Headset

At Gamescom 2019, Hyperx has announced an update to their Cloud Alpha headset, in the form of the Cloud Alpha S. This headset builds upon the company's previous Cloud Alpha, which is often recommended as the best choice in the $100 price-point. The new Cloud Alpha S sports bass sliders, which offer users a three-level adjustment for bass, adjustable on-the-fly to suit the content you're currently experiencing. There's also virtual 7.1 surround sound, and it remains to be seen how well this feature works. Virtualized soundstages aren't usually the créme de la créme of audio quality, but they definitely have their use-cases. The HyperX Cloud Alpha S will be available at $129, a $30 premium over the Cloud Alpha, on Q4 2019.

Turtle Beach Unveils Elite Atlas Aero Wireless Gaming Headset, Atlas Edge PC Audio Enhancer

Turtle Beach (Nasdaq: HEAR), a leading gaming accessory brand, today revealed new products the Company will be showing for the first time at Gamescom 2019, which takes place August 21-24, 2019 in Cologne, Germany. Turtle Beach will debut the latest additions to its lauded Atlas PC line, including the all-new Elite Atlas Aero Wireless High-Performance PC Headset featuring the Turtle Beach Control Studio with immersive Waves Nx audio technology that transforms stereo and surround sound into a panoramic 3D sound experience, a Waves PC-optimized version of Turtle Beach's exclusive Superhuman Hearing for a competitive advantage, plus the Waves Maxx suite of sound settings perfect for gamers and streamers alike.

Additionally, the Atlas Edge is Turtle Beach's new PC Audio Enhancer that plugs into an available USB port to give your wired PC headset an instant, customizable audio advantage, and also features Waves Nx and Maxx audio technologies, PC-optimized Superhuman Hearing, and more. Both the Elite Atlas Aero and Atlas Edge are available for pre-order today at www.turtlebeach.com for MSRPs of $149.95 and $29.95, respectively.

Dell Brings New Modern, Innovative Devices for Consumers and Small Businesses at IFA 2018

Straight off the heels of Gamescom 2018, where Dell announced their new gaming monitors and the refresh of their Alienware desktops, the excitement continues at IFA 2018. Dell is unveiling a new suite of innovative devices that elevate the computing experience for the everyday consumer, mobile professional and fast-paced small business owner. The enhanced Inspiron, XPS and Vostro portfolio is built with a combination of beautiful design, superior materials and top performance dedicated to deliver a device for every function and user. In addition, Dell is expanding its monitor leadership with a stunning new Dell 27 USB-C Ultrathin Monitor built with beauty and function.

Dell's commitment to thoughtful design and truly immersive cinematic experiences on the PC continues with this generation of new products. Launched at CES 2018, Dell Cinema is the combination of several cutting-edge technologies all working in concert to give the viewer an immersive, captivating experience on their PCs. Dell Cinema is available across the XPS portfolio and new Inspiron products starting this autumn.

NVIDIA RTX 2080 Ti Ray-tracing "SOTR" Barely Manages 30-60 FPS at Full HD

Perhaps a lot of driver optimization and game patches are due, but early performance numbers for real-time ray-tracing on NVIDIA's thousand-dollar GeForce RTX 2080 Ti don't look encouraging. German tech publication PCGH tested the enthusiast-segment graphics card on "Shadow of the Tomb Raider," one of the poster-boys of NVIDIA's upcoming ray-tracing acceleration, and found that with all its eye-candy cranked up, the card barely manages 30 to 60 frames per second at Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels).

NVIDIA and Eidos (developers of "Shadow of the Tomb Raider") were quick to respond to the PCGH story. They stated that the build of the game demoed at Gamescom is pre-release, and the studio is still optimizing it for NVIDIA GeForce RTX series; and that the GeForce RTX hardware is running on pre-launch beta drivers that are yet to pack "Game Ready" optimization for SOTR. Catch PCGH's video presentation in the source link below.

Ubisoft At Gamescom 2018: All the Franchises, All the Time

We went to Ubisoft's floor space at Gamescom 2018, and it was easily one of the biggest ones (only really comparable to Blizzard's, in both size and apparatus). Naturally, the focus was on the heavy hitting franchises, like Assassin's Creed, where Ubisoft had at least three people dressed up in a thematically resonant way with the title's Greek setting, alongside a Spartan statue. Everywhere you looked there were people holding paper Spartan shields or pretending to be fighting with the Ubisoft employees; it was like a budget version of 300 was assaulting you from all sides. Like with almost all games, there was hands-on time for those willing to wait in-line.

Blizzard at Gamescom 2018: An Ode to Past and Present Successes

We visited Blizzard's floor space at Gamescom 2018, and what a space it was. Easily one of the more expansive areas, Blizzard outdid themselves with their multiple staging areas for the multitude of their developed - or in permanent development - games. Naturally, the crown jewel of Blizzard's space was World of Warcraft, but Overwatch stood just beside it, as if a wayward child trying to look over its ancestors' shoulder.

Microsoft at Gamescom 2018: Where's the Heart of Gaming After All?

We stopped by Microsoft's booth at Gamescom 2018 in Koln, Germany, to see what the behemoth company was pushing for its Xbox family of products - and, of course, Windows 10. However, the company's presence lacked most of its heavy-hitters - Halo was absent, Gears of War was as well. In fact, Microsoft's presence at this years' Gamescom was limited to Forza Horizon 4 and Ori and the Will of the Wisps, when it comes to in-house exclusives. Though that McLaren does look great over there, doesn't it? Oh my.

COLORFUL Adds NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti & RTX 2080 Into AD Series

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and high-performance storage solutions, adds two new cards into its AD series, which were named as iGame GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Advanced OC and iGame GeForce RTX 2080 Advanced OC.

The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs have reinvented graphics and set a new bar for performance. Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX platform, the new graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading. This is not only a whole new way to experience games - this is the ultimate PC gaming experience.

The new GPUs were unveiled at a special NVIDIA two-day event called the "GeForce Gaming Celebration" which kicked off on August 20th at the Palladium in Cologne, Germany ahead of Gamescom 2018.

Introducing the EVGA GeForce RTX 20-Series Graphics Cards

The EVGA GeForce RTX 20-Series Graphics Cards are powered by the all-new NVIDIA Turing architecture to give you incredible new levels of gaming realism, speed, power efficiency, and immersion. With the EVGA GeForce RTX 20-Series gaming cards you get the best gaming experience with next generation graphics performance, ice cold cooling with EVGA iCX2, and advanced overclocking features with the all new EVGA Precision X1 software.

The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs have reinvented graphics and set a new bar for performance. Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX platform, the new graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading. This is not only a whole new way to experience games-this is the ultimate PC gaming experience.

The new GPUs were unveiled at a special NVIDIA two-day event called the "GeForce Gaming Celebration" which kicked off tonight at the Palladium in Cologne, Germany ahead of Gamescom 2018.

ZOTAC Announces its GeForce RTX 20-series

ZOTAC Technology, a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to change the playing field of graphics cards once more with ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 20-series graphics cards. The new ZOTAC GAMING GeForce RTX 20-series will be available in twin fan and triple fan AMP models with all-new designs.

The new NVIDIA GeForce RTX GPUs have reinvented graphics and set a new bar for performance. Powered by the new NVIDIA Turing GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX platform, the new graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence, and programmable shading. This is not only a whole new way to experience games-this is the ultimate PC gaming experience.

Gainward Teases Reveal of New Graphics Card Products Set on August 20th

Gainward, one of NVIDIA's exclusive board partners, has a relatively small presence in the West, and are much more focused on the Eastern markets with their product lines. However, being an NVIDIA AIB, Gainwards' teases count for the ecosystem as a whole - at least when it comes to new product generation releases.

With everything lining up for a new graphics card lineup reveal from NVIDIA's part at Gamescom in the 20th of August (just next Monday), Gainwards' timer-infused tease at Weibo of "7 days to your Glaring Eyes" seems to represent a triple-fan solution in a graphics card. It remains to be seen if NVIDIA will be taking a staggered approach to its graphics cards launches as in recent times, with their Founders' Editions being the first to market, soon followed by AIB's custom designs. That, of course, doesn't prevent any of the AIBs to announce finalized designs on their products - and if Gainward is teasing a new product (as they seemingly are) then other partners certainly won't be far behind.

NVIDIA Posts Cryptic #BeForTheGame Video Pointing at 20th August

When NVIDIA debuted its "Turing" GPU architecture through its recent Quadro RTX series, PC enthusiasts felt being left hung and dry. The occasion was SIGGRAPH, the biggest annual expo of digital content creators, and so a Quadro unveiling felt fitting. Come 21st August, and Gamescom will be almost upon us. NVIDIA is planning its own event in host city Cologne a day earlier. The theme of the event is "Be For The Game."

NVIDIA posted the mother of all teasers pointing to the August 20 event. It doesn't mention a new product launch, but there are enough hints, such as the back-plate reminiscent of TITAN V, combined with glossy green and black surfaces that look similar to the Quadro RTX reference boards. The video winks at both gamers and PC enthusiasts, with the first half depicting a sick build being put together. We can't wait!
The video follows.

NVIDIA at Gamescom 2017: ShadowPlay Highlights, Ansel AI Style Transfer and More

Yes, Gamescom 2017 is done already and it would be fair to say that Microsoft took a lot of press time with their Age of Empires IV announcement. This does not mean others were quiet, and indeed we missed what NVIDIA was up to until recently. They held a pre-event show where developers from the most popular games today- PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Destiny 2, Middle Earth: Shadow of War, and Final Fantasy XV Windows Edition- presented new feature trailers (in 4K, of course) supporting NVIDIA's GameWorks technology.

In addition, there were hands-on sessions available with some other upcoming game releases including Pro Evolution Soccer 2018, Forza Motorsport 7, Need for Speed Payback, Project Cars 2 and the recently released Lawbreakers. These games came with some GameWorks announcements as applicable as well.
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