Counter-Strike 2 with “Sub-Tick” Responsiveness Announced, Limited Test Kicks Off Today


Rumors have been running rampant for a while now, but today, Valve officially announced Counter-Strike 2, an upcoming free update to the game built on Valve’s Source 2 engine. Valve is promising a variety of new features for Counter-Strike 2, but perhaps the biggest deal is that the game will offer “sub-tick” server updates. Like … Read more

Unreal Engine 5.2 Demo Shows Off Amazing New Foliage and Procedural Worldbuilding Tech


Epic just wrapped up their latest State of Unreal showcase, and as you would expect, a fresh look at the latest version of Unreal Engine 5 was one of the big moments. The Unreal Engine 5.2 demo, entitled Electric Dreams, provided an enticing glimpse of the engine’s impressive new foliage-rendering abilities, procedural worldbuilding, and more. … Read more

PlayStation 5 Update Adds Discord Voice Chat Today

PlayStation 5 Update Adds Discord Voice Chat Today

A new firmware update hitting the PlayStation 5 today will add Discord voice chat along with other fan-requested features. The update allows users to link their Discord and PSN accounts to chat with friends through the app. Xbox received the same support last summer, so we’re happy to see it appear on another major platform. … Read more

Samsung Might Bring Back Fan Edition Phones With Galaxy S23 FE Coming This Year


Samsung’s decision to start releasing “Fan Edition” devices started with the notorious Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition. After that, the company released the Galaxy S20 Fan Edition and the troubled Galaxy S21 Fan Edition. From that point, we were under the impression that Samsung had killed the series altogether because the Galaxy S22 Fan Edition … Read more

Xbox’s “carbon aware” energy saving features now available to everyone


Xbox’s new “carbon aware” energy saving feature – which launched for Insider testing last month – is now available to everyone as part of the console’s February update. Essentially, Xbox’s new energy saving feature allows a console – provided it’s connected to the internet and has access to regional carbon intensity data – to schedule … Read more

Apple’s AR Headset Once More Plagued By Delays, Now Said To Launch In June Instead Of April


The launch of Apple’s AR headset was said to happen before this year’s WWDC keynote, but just like what earlier reports have mentioned, delays keep haunting the head-mounted wearable. Instead, the mixed reality headset is now said to launch in June, as Apple polishes the issues in an attempt to provide its customer base with … Read more

AMD Radeon RX 6000 “RDNA 2” GPUs Get Up To 40% Ray Tracing Performance Boost In 3DMark DXR With Latest Drivers


AMD’s recently released Radeon drivers bring a huge improvement to Radeon RX 6000 “RDNA 2” GPUs ray tracing performance within the 3DMark DXR test. Latest AMD Radeon Driver Delivers Huge Ray Tracing Improvement, RX 6000 “RDNA 2” GPUs Up To 40% Faster in 3DMark DXR Tests AMD Radeon RX 6000 “RDNA 2” GPU users had … Read more