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  • This year shows all the signs of another bumper year for gaming, so this in mind, let's take a look forward to some of the most hotly-anticipated games of the year. (With any luck, some of them will even turn out to be good!)
  • Nvidia has unveiled a new entry-level graphics card for its recently-released RTX 20 series. The RTX 2060 has the same focus on ray tracing techniques as the RTX 2070, 2080 and 2080 Ti, but strips away some of the higher-end features to bridge the gap between last generation and the new one.
  • At CES 2019, HTC has unveiled the Vive Pro Eye, which adds eye-tracking to last year’s high-end hardware, and the Vive Cosmos, which turns the tracking inside out. On top of that, HTC has outlined software updates to its content subscription service and something called the “Vive Reality System.”
  • ​In 1993, Doom changed everything. It wasn't the first first-person shooter, but it was a seminal moment for the genre. Now, 25 years on, John Romero has announced Sigil, a free update to the original game with nine new single-player and nine new multiplayer levels.
  • It's been a pretty great year for games. The Xbox One and PlayStation 4 are being pushed to their limits, while Nintendo’s quirky Switch injects its usual fun, fresh take on things. New Atlas rounds up our favorite games of 2018, including new blockbusters, solid remakes and surprise underdogs.
  • Not content creating arcade machines, games hardware company Unit-e is seeking to carve out a share of the mini-console cash-grab with its PC Classic. The small beige box puts a PC gaming twist on the familiar retro formula, putting old DOS games on your TV instead of – you know – console ones.
  • Samsung is updating its VR headset, announcing the HMD Odyssey+, which targets the dreaded “Screen Door Effect” with a clever new tactic and adds a few ergonomic improvements to the outer shell.
  • Hot on the heels of Google’s announcement last week of Project Stream, Microsoft has now revealed its own plans for a video game streaming service. Dubbed Project xCloud, the service would allow players to jump into an Xbox One game on basically any device – be it a TV, PC, or even a smartphone.
  • With IFA 2018 about to kick off, Samsung is launching a new line of ultra-wide, curved, quantum dot monitors. But the main new addition is the Thunderbolt 3 port, which can transfer power, data and display much faster.
  • Last week Nvidia unveiled the Quadro RTX series of GPUs for professionals and with a focus on ray tracing. With Gamescom kicking off in Cologne, Germany today, the company has now announced the gaming-focused versions, the GeForce RTX series, with an eye towards that same rendering technique.
  • In 2018 we’ve led the android rebellion in Detroit: Become Human, pillaged and plundered the Sea of Thieves, and gotten a Norse crash course in fatherhood through God of War. But the best could be yet to come, with some of the most highly-anticipated titles of the last few years.
  • Computer mice have seen some crazy innovations over the years but, arguably, the basic design was perfected decades ago. With that in mind Microsoft is now bringing back an updated version of its venerable IntelliMouse.
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