Xbox 360 Users Are Getting Free Cloud Saves to Transition to Xbox Series X/S

All Xbox 360 users will be able to bring their save data with them to the Xbox Series X and S.In a blog post detailing save data, performance, and more, Microsoft announced cloud saves will soon be free to all Xbox 360 users, allowing players to bring their old 360 saves with them to the next generation at no additional cost.

Xbox Series S and Series X Comparison Photos

Previously, cloud saves on the 360 were locked behind an active Xbox Live subscription, but this new feature will allow all 360 owners to preserve their save data in the cloud.

Microsoft reiterated that your digital library of Xbox games will appear upon signing into the Xbox Series X or S, and compatible discs from the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and original Xbox will work on the Xbox Series X. Additionally, if you have games installed on an external drive, you can plug it into your new Xbox to access those titles.

Xbox once again said games will play best on the next-gen consoles, confirming that backward compatible games run with the full power of the CPU, GPU, and SSD of the Series X/S. Microsoft is also promising methods to double the framerate and provide 1440p resolution on select backwards compatible titles.

We’ve gone hands-on with the Xbox Series X, and you can read our impressions of quick resume, backwards compatibility, and load times on Xbox Series X. Or, if you’re interested in the more budget-friendly Series S, read about how backwards compatibility will work on Xbox Series S.

For more, check out IGN’s full Xbox Series X launch guide. And, if you haven’t secured a Series X or S yet, follow our Xbox preorder guide for the latest up-to-date retail links.

Confirmed Xbox Series X Games

Logan Plant is a news writer for IGN, and the Production Assistant for Nintendo Voice Chat, IGN’s weekly Nintendo show. You can find him on Twitter at @LoganJPlant.Source

Apple Announces the iPhone 12

Apple has announced the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 and the 5.4-inch iPhone 12 Mini, its first 5G-enabled smartphones. They will be available for starting prices of $699 and $799, respectively, and both will offer capacities of 64GB, 128GB, and 256GB.The iPhone 12 will be available for pre-order on October 16, and will be released on October 23. The iPhone Mini’s pre-orders will go live on November 6, and will release a week later on November 13.

It’s also important to note that the iPhone 12 Mini will feature everything included in the iPhone 12, just in a smaller form-factor.

Apple Hi Speed Event

The iPhone 12 models feature a Super Retina XDR OLED display that has 2x the pixels of the iPhone 11. The iPhone 12 has a 2532-by-1170-pixel resolution at 460 ppi and the iPhone 12 Mini has a 2340-by-1080-pixel resolution at 476 ppi.

The 5G network also supports speeds of up to 4Gbps download in ideal conditions, and up to 200mbps upload.

Both devices also boast an HDR display, True Tone, Wide color (P3), Haptic Touch, 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio, 625 nits max brightness (typical); 1200 nits max brightness (HDR), and fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating.

The new iPhone will come in five colors – black, white, green, red, and blue, and is 11% thinner, 15% smaller, and 16% lighter than the iPhone 11. Both devices also include a dual-camera, 12-megapixel f/1.6 system with a 12-megapixel ultra-wide.

iPhone 12 also supports Apple’s MagSafe charging brand that had been previously used for its MacBook line, and Ceramic Shield technology that will make its display even harder to damage, with up to “4x better drop performance.”

There will also be MagSafe accessories, like a wallet that can attach to the back of your iPhone via magnets, and wallet is shielded so it will be safe for credit cards. The MagSafe chargers also ensure faster wireless charging

Apple’s new A14 Bionic chip also promises to be 40% more powerful than the A13 chip from the iPhone 11.

The battery of the iPhone 12 is very similar to the iPhone 11, with up to 17 hours of video playback and up to 65 hours of audio playback. The iPhone 12 Mini claims to have up to 15 hours of video playback and up to 50 hours of audio playback.

more to develop…

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iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max Announced With a Sharp New Design

Apple has announced its next-generation iPhones: the 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro and 6.7-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max. This year’s new model brings quite a number of changes with bigger screen sizes, a new squared off design that is reminiscent of the iPhone 4, and full 5G connectivity.The iPhone 12 Pro will start at $999 and the iPhone 12 Pro Max will start at $1,099. Pre-orders will go live for the iPhone 12 Pro on October 16, with a release date of October 23. The iPhone Pro Max will be available for pre-order on November 6, and it will be released a week later on November 13.

Apple Hi Speed Event

The iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max will come in four finishes – Silver, Graphite, Gold, and Pacific Blue. They also feature Apple’s A14 Bionic chip, HDR Video Recording, and the Ceramic Shield technology that ensures the device’s glass is tougher than ever before.

Both devices will offer capacities of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB and feature Apple’s MagSafe technology to allow for quicker wireless charging and accessories, like a wallet, that can attach to the back of an iPhone 12 via a magnet.

The iPhone 12 Pro has a triple-camera system that is getting a few extra features over its smaller brother with a 65mm equivalent focal length telephoto lens for up to 5x optical zoom, plus wide-angle camera features a 47% larger sensor with Optical Image Stabilization. The new sensor-shift OIS system on the iPhone 12 Pro Max will enable to take up to two second stabilized exposures on a phone.

The battery iPhone 12 Pro will get you up to 17 hours of video playback, up to 11 hours of streamed video playback, and up to 65 hours of audio playback. The iPhone 12 Pro Max will have up to 20 hours of video playback, up to 12 hours of streamed video playback, and up to 80 hours of audio playback.

More to develop…

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Bitcoin News Roundup for Oct. 13, 2020

With BTC on its longest winning streak in more than a year and governments around the world working to craft a global CBDC framework, CoinDesk’s Markets Daily is back for your latest crypto news roundup!

Bitcoin’s six-day run of gains has shifted the focus to psychological hurdle of $12,000. Some analysts are looking even higher.

For Coinbase users who don’t want to keep their funds on an exchange, the buying and storing crypto just became a lot easier. 

Many of the world’s largest economies will institute national digital currency banking standards with the International Monetary Fund and World Bank.

Williams’ venture firm no longer displays Coinbase in its portfolio.

G7 Warns of Crypto Threat From Tidal Wave of Ransomware Attacks

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What Yearn Finance’s ‘Blue Kirby’ Incident Means for Pseudonymity

Satoshi Nakamoto proved a pseudonymous founder doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. Blue Kirby, however, has reminded cryptocurrency investors that fake names can still be a red flag. 

For those who didn’t spend last weekend on Crypto Twitter, Blue Kirby is the handle of a now-infamous figure in the decentralized finance (DeFi) community who appears to have absconded with some $1 million worth of ether (ETH).

As detailed in two worthwhile reads, DeFi community members allege Blue Kirby unfairly exercised influence over the Yearn.Finance ecosystem and then conducted a questionable initial coin offering (ICO) for a non-fungible token (NFT) marketplace called “Off-Blue.”

While the above sentence may sound to normies like so much word salad, the Blue Kirby fiasco marks the latest in a series of cautionary tales from 2020’s “DeFi Summer.” The episode shows how – absent compensating factors – permissionless technology, pseudonymous identities and borderless marketplaces can make a combustible mix. 

Without skin in the game, Blue Kirby had little incentive to act in community members’ best interest in the long term, crypto industry members said. And without a real name, they now have little recourse.

Out of the blue

According to Set Protocol’s Anthony Sassano, Blue Kirby created his online persona in the early summer months, riding on the back of Andre Cronje’s wildly successful robo-crypto hedge fund Yearn.

The pseudonymous token cheerleader quickly rose through the ranks of DeFi community members on Twitter as witnessed in community allocation of $7,000 per month for his tireless promotion of the YFI token.

Blue Kirby’s poor judgment came to light over time, beginning in late September with the botched release of Cronje’s Eminence, a new DeFi contract. Although Eminence had yet to be audited – as fits Cronje’s tagline: “I test in prod[uction]” – Blue Kirby encouraged users to deposit funds.

Some $15 million poured into the contract in no small part from Blue Kirby’s direction. Almost like clockwork, a hole in the contract was soon exploited an the attacker drained all the money While $8 million was eventually returned to YFI holders, Blue Kirby’s reputation took a hit.

Then, Blue Kirby doubled down by doing the unthinkable: he (or she, or they) sold their YFI tokens at $22,000 per coin for about $550,000 total. 

Typically, selling financial assets is a personal decision. But that’s not the case in Weird DeFi where the proportion of token holdings to stylistic “pump it” tweets directly correlates to community acceptance (though this sentiment is perhaps not unique to any one part of the cryptocurrency market). Selling YFI placed negative pressure on other community members’ token holdings, in turn earning Blue Kirby scorn. 

The token has fallen some 25% since that time, to $16,889, according to Messari.

Blue Kirby concluded his three-month DeFi career with a play out of the old playbook: An ICO of his Off-Blue governance token. 

The platform raised some $800,000 in ether before its NFT host Rarible shut down the marketplace on Oct. 10.

“People presumably understood that Blue Kirby was going to disappear with their money. This resulted in a lot of feedback we received from users, warning us about the potentially dangerous long-term impact of this sale,” Alexander Salnikov, co-founder and chief product officer at Rarible, told CoinDesk in an email.

Surprisingly, the ICO is currently offering refunds, but not before a public doxxing campaign went forward on the anarchic message board 4chan identifying at least one individual as the human face behind Blue Kirby. Attempts to reach that person for comment were unsuccessful, and it has not been conclusively proven that he is indeed Blue Kirby.

Community reactions

The Blue Kirby saga highlights yet again the challenges created by pseudonymity in cryptocurrency markets. Indeed, Chef Nomi of SushiSwap, shielded by an avatar, engaged in similar behavior in September.

Cryptocurrencies themselves were made possible only through anonymity or pseudonyms, Erik Voorhees, longtime bitcoiner and founder of exchange ShapeShift, told CoinDesk in an email. (The identity of Nakamoto, the creator of original cryptocurrency bitcoin, has never been conclusively determined after years of speculation, and yet the asset remains the sector’s most valuable with a $216 billion market cap.) An identifiable leader, after all, is arguably a single point of failure for a technology that depends on having none. 

If given a second chance, Voorhees said, he would consider starting ShapeShift anonymously.

“Being anonymous can be very helpful to a project, but obviously people should tread carefully before reputation is established,” he said. “The problem with Blue Kirby wasn’t that he was anonymous, but that he was new. The account came out of nowhere and people threw money at it.”

In other words, investors didn’t necessarily have to know the name on Blue Kirby’s birth certificate, but they needed to know something about the person other than that his handle was inspired by a Nintendo character.   

“Fools and their money are soon parted, as they say,” Voorhees added.

DeFi designer Richard Burton told CoinDesk that DeFi projects and investors should look for long-term incentive plans for developers similarly found in startups.

“It seems that so many of the issues we see could be solved with simple vesting contracts. If you want to demonstrate your long-term commitment, prove it,” Burton said.

Voorhees and Burton’s sentiments were echoed by independent researcher and pseudonymous figure Hasu, who called pawns of Blue Kirby “victims of the halo effect” in a Telegram message.

Read more: Why CoinDesk Respects Pseudonymity: A Stand Against Doxxing

As a pseudonymous community member himself, Hasu said that he has had “0 disadvantages” from his chosen angle of public interaction.

“People in this space generally evaluate you based on what you say and what you do. In general, I think, every successful pseudonymous account makes it even easier and more socially acceptable for those that come after it,” he said.

Prime Day: All the Best Deals on PCs and Accessories

It may have come a few months later than usual, but Amazon Prime Day has finally arrived. With all the deals swarming around, Prime Day can be a chaotic experience for the unprepared. But if it’s a computer or PC accessory you’re after, you’ve come to the right place. Below, we’ve highlighted all the best discounts on computers, including laptops, desktops, and accessories.Some of the deals will be live for the entirety of Prime Day, which runs October 13-14. Others are Lightning Deals that come and go quickly. We’ll be keeping this page up to date throughout the event, so you can always check back to find the best deals available at any given time. It’s worth noting that many of these items are likely to sell out before the dust settles, so if you see something you want on sale, don’t wait too long to pick it up.

The Best Amazon Prime Day Deal

Before we dive in, how about some free money? This is pretty much the best Prime Day deal for everyone, because if you’re going to spend $40 on Amazon, you can send yourself a $40 gift card and you’ll receive an extra $10 within a day or two.

Free $10 Promotional Credit When You Buy $40 in Amazon Gift Cards

Amazon Prime Members Only

Free $10 Promotional Credit When You Buy $40 in Amazon Gift Cards

The best Amazon Prime Day deal has returned. Buy $40 in Amazon gift cards and receive a free $10 credit to your account. Your Amazon balance NEVER expires. This is free money. Go get it now.

20% off $50.00

Also note that only Prime members can take advantage of most of these discounted prices. You can sign up for Prime here. If you’ve never done the free trial, you can do that and take advantage of the deals at no cost. You can even cancel your subscription before the first bill arrives to make out like a bandit. If you’ve already used the free trial, you can subscribe for either a month for $12.99 or a year for $119. And if you’re interested in more than just PC deals, you can check out all the best Prime Day deals in our mega-post.

TL;DR Best Prime Day PC Deals

Prime Day PC Deals

There aren’t many desktop PC Prime Day deals so far this year, but we have our eye on them and will update the list as any notable deals go live.

CyberpowerPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cooled Gaming PC

CyberpowerPC Gamer Supreme Liquid Cooled Gaming PC

This machine comes with an i7-9700K, RTX 2070 Super, 16GB RAM, 1TB NVMe SSD and a great price.

15% off $1,399.99

$1,189.99

Prime Day Laptop Deals

Anyone shopping for a laptop has plenty of appealing options right now. Perhaps most notable for gamers is the 15-inch Razer Blade gaming laptop right at the top of the list.

Google Pixelbook Go Chromebook 13.3" 1080p Intel Core i7 Laptop with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD

Google Pixelbook Go Chromebook 13.3″ 1080p Intel Core i7 Laptop with 16GB RAM, 256GB SSD

14% off $1,399.00

$1,199.00

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Intel Core i3 Iris Plus Laptop with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

Latest Model

Apple MacBook Air 13-inch Intel Core i3 Iris Plus Laptop with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

15% off $999.00

Razer Blade 15" 300Hz Intel Core i7-10875H RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Razer Blade 15″ 300Hz Intel Core i7-10875H RTX 2070 SUPER Gaming Laptop with 16GB RAM, 512GB SSD

19% off $2,599.00

$2,099.99

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 13" 1080p 1920x1200 500-Nit Touch Intel Core i7-1065G7 Laptop with 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Weighs Less Than 3 Pounds

Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 13″ 1080p 1920×1200 500-Nit Touch Intel Core i7-1065G7 Laptop with 32GB RAM, 512GB SSD

20% off $1,899.99

$1,512.15

ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481 14” 1080p Touch Intel Core i7-10510U Laptop with 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD

Dual Screens!

ASUS ZenBook Duo UX481 14” 1080p Touch Intel Core i7-10510U Laptop with 8GB RAM, 512GB SSD

23% off $1,299.99

LG Gram 13.3" 1080p Intel Core i5-8265U Laptop with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

Weighs Only 2 Pounds

LG Gram 13.3″ 1080p Intel Core i5-8265U Laptop with 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD

41% off $1,099.99

Asus VivoBook 15" 1080p AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Radeon Vega 8 Laptop with 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD

Asus VivoBook 15″ 1080p AMD Ryzen 5 3500U Radeon Vega 8 Laptop with 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD

27% off $549.99

Asus VivoBook 15" 1080p Intel Core i3-1005G1 Laptop with 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD

Asus VivoBook 15″ 1080p Intel Core i3-1005G1 Laptop with 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD

25% off $399.99

Acer Aspire 5 Slim 15" 1080p HD AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Radeon Vega 3 Laptop with 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD

Acer Aspire 5 Slim 15″ 1080p HD AMD Ryzen 3 3200U Radeon Vega 3 Laptop with 4GB RAM, 128GB SSD

22% off $359.99

Acer Aspire 1 15" 1080p Intel Celeron Laptop with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage

Acer Aspire 1 15″ 1080p Intel Celeron Laptop with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage

20% off $199.99

Asus VivoBook 11.6” Intel Celeron Laptop with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage

Asus VivoBook 11.6” Intel Celeron Laptop with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage

35% off $199.99

Samsung Chromebook 4 11.6" Intel Celeron Laptop with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage

Samsung Chromebook 4 11.6″ Intel Celeron Laptop with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage

20% off $249.99

 Acer Chromebook Spin 311 11.6" Intel Celeron Convertible Laptop with 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage

Acer Chromebook Spin 311 11.6″ Intel Celeron Convertible Laptop with 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage

22% off $269.99

Samsung Chromebook 4+ 15.6" 1080p Intel Celeron Laptop with 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage

Samsung Chromebook 4+ 15.6″ 1080p Intel Celeron Laptop with 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage

28% off $339.99

HP Chromebook X360 14" Intel Celeron Convertible Laptop with 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage

HP Chromebook X360 14″ Intel Celeron Convertible Laptop with 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage

34% off $379.99

Asus Chromebook Flip 14" 1080p Intel Core m3 Convertible Laptop with 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage

Asus Chromebook Flip 14″ 1080p Intel Core m3 Convertible Laptop with 4GB RAM, 32GB Storage

20% off $499.99

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 12.2" 1920x1200 Intel Celeron Convertible Laptop with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 12.2″ 1920×1200 Intel Celeron Convertible Laptop with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage

27% off $549.99

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 12.2" 1920x1200 Intel Core m3 Convertible Laptop with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage

Samsung Chromebook Plus V2 12.2″ 1920×1200 Intel Core m3 Convertible Laptop with 4GB RAM, 64GB Storage

25% off $599.99

MacBook Air (Latest Model)

Apple

MacBook Air (Latest Model)

Save an additional $50 at checkout on the sale price for this latest-gen Apple MacBook Air.

15% off $999.99

Prime Day PC Monitor Deals

Having a monitor is a necessity for desktop computers, but these devices are also great for laptop users as well. Giving yourself a big old second screen can improve your productivity or make your games look better than ever.

Acer Nitro 24" 144Hz, 1ms VRB Gaming Monitor

Acer Nitro 24″ 144Hz, 1ms VRB Gaming Monitor

24% off $199.99

Acer Nitro 27" 1440p Gaming Monitor

Acer Nitro 27″ 1440p Gaming Monitor

WQHD (2560 x 1440) IPS AMD Radeon FREESYNC Gaming Monitor, 144Hz, VESA Certified Display HDR400

27% off $349.99

Acer 31.5" Curved Monitor

Acer 31.5″ Curved Monitor

WQHD (2560 x 1440) Curved 1800R VA Gaming Monitor

28% off $389.00

Acer CB242Y 23.8" Full HD

Acer CB242Y 23.8″ Full HD

Full HD (1920 x 1080) IPS Zero Frame Home Office Monitor with AMD Radeon Free Sync – 1ms VRB, 75Hz Refresh, Height Adjustable Stand with Tilt

20% off $129.99

Acer R240HY 23.8" IPS HDMI DVI VGA (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor

Acer R240HY 23.8″ IPS HDMI DVI VGA (1920 x 1080) Widescreen Monitor

27% off $129.99

Acer KB272HL 27" Full HD

Acer KB272HL 27″ Full HD

27″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) Acer Vision Care VA Monitor with Flicker-less, Blue Light Filter and AMD FREESYNC

20% off $149.99

Acer KG241Q Pbiip 23.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) TN 144Hz 1ms Monitor with AMD FREESYNC

Acer KG241Q Pbiip 23.6″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) TN 144Hz 1ms Monitor with AMD FREESYNC

33% off $199.99

Acer EB321HQU 31.5" 1440p Gaming Monitor

Acer EB321HQU 31.5″ 1440p Gaming Monitor

30% off $269.99

Acer 31.5" Ultra HD 4K Display

Acer Predator XB271HU 27" 1440p

Acer Predator XB271HU 27″ 1440p

NVIDIA GSync, 144Hz 1ms

46% off $699.99

Alienware AW3420DW NEW Curved 34" Monitor

Alienware AW3420DW NEW Curved 34″ Monitor

3440 X 1440, 120Hz, NVIDIA G-Sync

28% off $1,199.99

BenQ EX2780Q 27 Inch 1440P 144Hz IPS Gaming Monitor

BenQ EX2780Q 27 Inch 1440P 144Hz IPS Gaming Monitor

33% off $599.99

BenQ EW2780U 27" 4K Monitor

BenQ EW3270U 32" 4K Monitor w/Eye-care Technology

BenQ EW3270U 32″ 4K Monitor w/Eye-care Technology

11% off $449.00

Dell 27" 1440p Ultrathin Monitor

HP VH240a 23.8" Full HD 1080p IPS LED Monitor

HP VH240a 23.8″ Full HD 1080p IPS LED Monitor

25% off $124.99

LG 34GL750-B 34" 21: 9 Ultragear Curved Monitor

LG 34GL750-B 34″ 21: 9 Ultragear Curved Monitor

(2560 X 1080) IPS, 144Hz, G-SYNC

34% off $544.99

LG 24GL650-B 24" Ultragear

LG 24GL650-B 24″ Ultragear

LG 24GL650-B 24″ Full HD gaming monitor with FreeSync, 144Hz Refresh Rate, and 1ms response time

25% off $199.99

LG 34GN850-B 34" 21:9 Ultragear

LG 34GN850-B 34″ 21:9 Ultragear

21:9 curved QHD (3440 x 1440) 1ms Nano IPS gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate and G-SYNC compatibility.

30% off $999.99

LG 32ML600M-B 32” Inch Full HD IPS LED Monitor with HDR 10

LG 32ML600M-B 32” Inch Full HD IPS LED Monitor with HDR 10

20% off $199.99

LG 29WK600-W 29" UltraWide 21:9 Monitor

LG 29WK600-W 29″ UltraWide 21:9 Monitor

WFHD (2560 x 1080) IPS Monitor with HDR10 and FreeSync

28% off $249.99

LG 24MP88HV-S 24" IPS monitor with Infinity Display

LG 24MP88HV-S 24″ IPS monitor with Infinity Display

25% off $199.99

LG 27UL500-W 27" 4K

LG 27UL500-W 27″ 4K

UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Monitor with Radeon Freesync Technology and HDR10

31% off $349.99

Samsung 34" CJ791

Samsung 34″ CJ791

Ultrawide Curved Gaming Monitor (LC34J791WTNXZA) – 100Hz Refresh, QLED, 3440 x 1440p

36% off $899.99

Samsung 49" CRG9 Curved Gaming Monitor

Samsung 49″ CRG9 Curved Gaming Monitor

120Hz Refresh, Ultrawide Screen QLED Computer Monitor, 5120 x 1440p Resolution, 4ms response.

35% off $1,499.99

Samsung C27F398 27" Monitor

Samsung Business 22" Monitor

Samsung Business SR35 24" Monitor

Samsung 24" FHD Monitor, Dark Blue Gray

Samsung 24″ FHD Monitor, Dark Blue Gray

33% off $149.99

Samsung Business SR650 24" Monitor

Samsung Business SR650 27" Monitor

Samsung 850 Series 28 inch 4K Monitor

Samsung 850 Series 28 inch 4K Monitor

50% off $573.29

Samsung CJ890 49" Super Ultra-Wide

Samsung CJ890 49″ Super Ultra-Wide

3840×1080 Super Ultra-Wide Desktop Monitor for Business, 144 Hz, USB-C, HDMI, DisplayPort

42% off $1,200.99

Samsung CF390 Series 27" Curved

ViewSonic XG2402 24" 1080p 1ms 144 Hz Gaming Monitor

ViewSonic XG2402 24″ 1080p 1ms 144 Hz Gaming Monitor

33% off $239.99

ViewSonic XG2760 27 Inch 1440p 165Hz 1ms Gsync Gaming Monitor

ViewSonic XG2760 27 Inch 1440p 165Hz 1ms Gsync Gaming Monitor

30% off $549.99

ViewSonic VG2748 27" IPS 1080p Ergonomic Monitor

ViewSonic VG2748 27″ IPS 1080p Ergonomic Monitor

20% off $249.99

ViewSonic VG3448 34 Inch Ultra-Wide 21:9 Monitor

ViewSonic VG3448 34 Inch Ultra-Wide 21:9 Monitor

20% off $499.99

ViewSonic VP2785-4K 27" 4K Monitor

ViewSonic VP3881 38" WQHD+ UltraWide Curved Monitor

ViewSonic VP3881 38″ WQHD+ UltraWide Curved Monitor

20% off $999.99

Prime Day Mouse and Keyboard Deals

Some great mouse and keyboard deals are available, notably from Razer, a company known for making excellent PC accessories.

Razer DeathAdder v2 Gaming Mouse

Razer DeathAdder v2 Gaming Mouse

The DeathAdder is one of the most popular gaming mice around, and is a cool 20% off right now thanks to Prime Day.

20% off $69.99

Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Wireless Gaming Mouse

Razer Basilisk X HyperSpeed Wireless Gaming Mouse

The little, wireless brother of the Death Adder, the Basilisk is a great choice if you don’t want to be tethered by a cord.

33% off $59.99

Razer Naga Trinity Gaming Mouse

Razer Naga Trinity Gaming Mouse

When 2 buttons aren’t enough, the Naga is there for you. With over 10 programable buttons, even an MMO player is sure to be satisfied.

40% off $99.99

Razer Huntsman Gaming Keyboard

Razer Huntsman Gaming Keyboard

There’s a lot to like about the Huntsman, but it’s fast-action switches are the true draw. If you need a lightning fast response to your clicks, this is the keyboard for you.

47% off $149.99

Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard

Razer Cynosa Chroma Gaming Keyboard

If you just need a nice keyboard, that has some fun lights and a good feel, the Cynosa is exactly what you should check out.

23% off $59.99

Razer Mamba Elite Wired Gaming Mouse

Razer Mamba Elite Wired Gaming Mouse

The Mamba Elite may be wired, but it boasts an insane DPI level, tons of buttons, and a ring of RGB that’s sure to make your hand glow all sorts of awesome.

44% off $89.99

Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Mouse

Razer Mamba Wireless Gaming Mouse

Trading out some of the RGB, this version of the Mamba gains wireless power at only a small jump in price.

54% off $129.99

HyperX Pulsefire Surge

HyperX Pulsefire Surge

RGB? Check. High DPI? Check. Extra buttons to program? Check. Stellar price? Check!

27% off $54.99

Cooler Master CK552 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

Cooler Master CK552 Gaming Mechanical Keyboard

This keyboard features Red switches, RGB back light and a nice brushed metal design.

26% off $79.99

Logitech G502 SE Hero Mouse

Logitech G502 SE Hero Mouse

The G502 is a fan favorite due to its insane 11 programmable buttons that it offers. If you’re always itching for just one, or 11 more buttons to hit with your hand, this is the mouse for you.

56% off $79.99

SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse

SteelSeries Rival 600 Gaming Mouse

A nice mouse with lots of options, nice RGB, and a nice DPI sensor.

39% off $79.99

Prime Day Computer Desk and Chair Deals

Not too many high-end chairs are on sale this year, but the budget end of the spectrum is represented nicely.

Coleshome Computer Desk

Gaming Chair

Homall

Gaming Chair

Use the coupon on the item page to save an additional 5%.

27% off $169.99

X Rocker Spider 2.1 Wireless Gaming Chair

X Rocker Spider 2.1 Wireless Gaming Chair

Do you want a rocking gaming chair with built in speakers? The answer is yes.

28% off $339.00

X Rocker 4.1 Pro Series Pedestal Wireless Video Gaming Chair

X Rocker 4.1 Pro Series Pedestal Wireless Video Gaming Chair

Why bother getting a chair with only 2.1 speakers when you can get one with 4.1 speakers instead!

35% off $399.00

Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair

Herman Miller Aeron Ergonomic Chair

Herman Miller are one of the best brands in chairs. If you want maximum comfort for work or play, you need to check out this chair.

36% off $1,395.00

Ficmax Massage Gaming Chair

Ficmax Massage Gaming Chair

This chair is already discounted to $211, but if you join Prime, you’ll drop that down to an even nicer $173.

30% off $249.00

HEALGEN Reclining Gaming Chair with Adjustable Massage Lumbar Pillow

HEALGEN Reclining Gaming Chair with Adjustable Massage Lumbar Pillow

It’s a comfortable chair, with a massage pillow included. Sounds like a pretty comfy deal to me.

20% off $184.99

Ficmax Massage Gaming Chair with Footrest

Ficmax Massage Gaming Chair with Footrest

Another nice looking Ficmax chair, another great price.

25% off $249.00

GTRACING Gaming Chair

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Additionally, Prime members get access to a number of digital services at no extra cost. Prime Video is a streaming service (like Netflix) that offers a library of free movies, TV shows, documentaries, and comedy specials you can watch on a wide variety of devices. It includes both existing and new, original content. You also get access to Prime Music, which is like a light version of Spotify (you can upgrade to Music Unlimited for access to a library as large as Spotify’s). Overall, Amazon Prime is a worthy service for anyone who shops at Amazon often.

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Bloodborne Modder Promises to Release 60 FPS Mod if Sony Doesn’t Upgrade the Game

A prolific console game modder has managed to get Bloodborne

running at 60 frames-per-second, but has decided to hold back on making the mod public and will wait to see if Sony upgrades the game for PS5 first.Lance McDonald – perhaps best known for his work with PT – recently shared a video showing Bloodborne running at 60fps. In the comments of the video, he stated his intention to release the mod to the public: “I’ll be releasing this patch publicly once the PlayStation 5 has released and Sony have made it clear whether or not Bloodborne will be enhanced on that system in any way,” he said. “Out of respect for PlayStation, I want them to have the first chance to put 60 fps Bloodborne into the hands of players.” Should Sony’s Boost Mode for PS5 not bring Bloodborne up to 60 fps, then McDonald will release the mod for players to use. It should be noted, though, that PS4’s are not simple to apply mods to like PCs are, so it will require some technical know-how to use.

The standard debug menu for Bloodborne can double the framerate, but this also doubles the gameplay speed. McDonald had to study the PS4 Pro update for Dark Souls 3, which uses the same engine as Bloodborne, to work out how to hack and modify the game.

“A vast array of features, such as cloth physics, particle and special effects, environmental wind, enemy patrol pathing, motion blur sampling rate, and elevator movement speed all require manual patching,” said McDonald in the video detailing his process. “This way, gameplay logic is correctly adjusted based on the amount of time that has passed between each frame rather than being locked to a fixed timestamp.”

Sony has revealed that almost every PS4 game will be playable on PS5 thanks to backwards compatibility, with some enhanced by a Boost Mode. It’s not clear, however, if Boost Mode enhancements are tailored to the specific games by Sony/the developer, akin to many Xbox backwards compatibility projects, or if Boost Mode is an automatic process. Without any developer input, it seems like Bloodborne may need McDonald’s patch to hit that golden 60 fps.

Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer.Source

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