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D3 Season 21 - EVENT - Goblin Farming
25 July 2020 - 8:00 PM Eastern, 5:00 PM Pacific
Group up and Farm for Goblins!
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KFC is working with a Russian 3D bioprinting firm to try to make lab-produced chicken nuggets
KFC is trying to create the world’s first laboratory-produced chicken nuggets, part of its “restaurant of the future” concept, the company announced. The chicken restaurant chain will work with Russian company 3D Bioprinting Solutions to develop bioprinting technology that will “print” chicken meat, using chicken cells and plant material.
KFC plans to provide the bioprinting firm with ingredients like breading and spices “to achieve the signature KFC taste” and will seek to replicate the taste and texture of genuine chicken.
It’s worth noting that the bioprinting process KFC describes uses animal material, so any nuggets it produced wouldn’t be vegetarian. KFC does offer a vegetarian option at some of its restaurants; last year it became the first US fast-food chain to test out Beyond Meat’s plant-based chicken product, which it plans to roll out to more of its locations this summer.
Bioprinted nuggets would be more environmentally friendly to produce than standard chicken meat, KFC says, citing (but not linking to) a study by the American Environmental Science and Technology Journal it says shows the benefits of growing meat from cells, including reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption compared to traditional farming methods.
“3D bioprinting technologies, initially widely recognized in medicine, are nowadays gaining popularity in producing foods such as meat,” Yusef Khesuani, co-founder of 3D Bioprinting Solutions said in a statement announcing the KFC partnership. “In the future, the rapid development of such technologies will allow us to make 3D-printed meat products more accessible and we are hoping that the technology created as a result of our cooperation with KFC will help accelerate the launch of cell-based meat products on the market.”
3D bioprinting is a slow, laborious process. although there have been some promising developments toward its use in medicine. Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley working on a process to bioprint human organs for transplantation noted last year that biological materials tended to deteriorate before the process was completed. Their method called for freezing the biological material as it was being printed. Experts believe there’s still a long way to go before 3D bioprinting will be able to create functioning organs for transplant patients, however.
KFC says its bioprinted nuggets will be available for final testing in Moscow this fall. The announcement didn’t detail how the process it’s testing in Russia differs from other 3D bioprinting efforts, but said “there are no other methods available on the market that could allow the creation of such complex products from animal cells.” No word on when or if the printed nuggets might be available for KFC customers to sample.
Link - theverge
Intel's next next-gen CPUs are already getting benchmarked
Intel's next next-gen processors are already hitting performance testing, with the Intel Alder Lake platform now popping up in the SiSoft Sandra database. That's the CPU generation expected to arrive in 2022, after the 11th Gen Core, AKA Intel Rocket Lake, arrives in our PCs sometime next year.
So many lakes, so little time… But what makes this one special? Honestly, we're not sure if it's special or a potential nightmare. Alder Lake is set to bring Intel's Hybrid Technology to the desktop—that's the tech which has just appeared in the new mini Lakefield mobile devices, pairing one big standard CPU core and four relatively ropey little ones.
It's also the name of the technology which allows for the internal stacking of logic within a processor, meaning compute layers can live on top of the base layers of PCIe and USB controllers, et al. It's almost akin to a vertical version of AMD's chiplet tech, in that it allows Intel to mix and match CPU architectures, processes, and I/O generations too. Just on top of each other rather than around.
The Intel Alder Lake chips look to have just started evaluation, as an S-series chip—one of the desktop variants—has appeared on SiSoft (via TUM_APISAK). It's seemingly only a GPU test right now, using the same Gen12 graphics as the upcoming Tiger and Rocket Lake generations, with a 32 execution unit configuration. The top Tiger Lake products will sport up to 96 EUs, but as a mobile chip that layout makes more sense than on desktop chips, which are more likely to be paired with a discrete GPU.
This early appearance doesn't look to be any concrete confirmation of an early arrival for the Alder Lake generation of processors, as the Gen12 graphics silicon in question is only running at a paltry 500MHz. A recent Rocket Lake entry in SiSoft has its own 32 EU iGPU running at 1,150MHz, which is a more likely release candidate chip than an early engineering test sample.
That said, the fact it's popping up in public databases this early on could mean that we might see this 12th Gen range launching in 2021, rather than 2022 as previously expected. With Rocket Lake itself still not set to arrive in our PCs this year (unless that's the 'something big' Intel is teasing for its September 2 reveal) we could potentially see two desktop generations launching within the same year. That might suggest Rocket Lake is going to be a bit like another Broadwell, a barely-there CPU generation.
Link - pcgamer
Today, Nintendo hosted an 8-minute Direct focused on third-party games. That means we didn’t get a look at Metroid Prime 4, the Breath of the Wild sequel, new Smash Fighters Pass characters, Pokémon’s Crown Tundra DLC, or any of the reportedly 9,000 Mario remasters in the works. Still, it was a Nintendo Direct! In 2020! Though small, it wasn’t nothing. Here’s everything Nintendo announced.
Cadence of Hyrule is getting more Zelda DLC
The enjoyable musical Zelda adventure game, Cadence of Hyrule, is getting new content. It’ll be spread over three $6 DLC packs. The first, out today, adds five new characters, including Impa and Shadow Link. The second, the Melody Pack, features 39 songs! A third will feature Skull Kid from The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask on a new map. A version of the game containing all three DLC packs comes out on October 23.
Rogue Company is a third-person multiplayer shooter.
You’ve probably played this—or something exactly like it—before. It’ll be nice to play something like this on Switch.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds brings WWE gaming back to Switch.
The recently-announced arcade-style WWE Battlegrounds, is coming to Switch and could hardly be anything other than an improvement from the technical disaster that was 2017's Switch version of WWE 2K18. The 2K series has skipped Switch since then and is in fact skipping this year on all platforms in favor of a much-needed overhaul. In its place is the more over-the-top Battlegrounds, which comes out on September 18.
Shin Megami Tensei III is getting a Switch release.
It’ll be out next spring. No specific release date. The game was originally released in the U.S. on the PS2 as Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne. (The remaster is also coming to PS4.)
Oh, yeah, and Shin Megami Tensei V is coming out.
The next entry in Atlus’ popular post-apocalyptic role-playing game franchise is coming out next year with a simultaneous worldwide release. It’s still listed as a Nintendo exclusive.
Link - kotaku
Call Of Duty 2020 just surfaced under a pseudonym, and we assume that they are just teasing the fans. The Red Door is another codeword for Call Of Duty 2020. This game was being teased for a long time, and we were wondering when it was going to come out. According to VG247, this might be a setup for bigger things to come.
Call Of Duty 2020: The Red Door Surfaces On Microsoft Store
Call Of Duty 2020: The Red Door Surfaces On Microsoft Store
Activision has kept things under wraps for quite some time now. The gaming world was expecting it to be announced or have a trailer by now but to no avail. Since that hasn’t happened yet, the question arises, why a pseudonym or a codename?
The Red Door showed up on the Microsoft Store on Xbox. The category and the description kind of hint towards this one being a CoD game. However, it can still be a far-fetched guess from the looks of it.
Call Of Duty 2020 using a different name
The Red Door is creating a lot of hype amongst fans who have been waiting for a new Call Of Duty game for way too long. We have seen that Activision Inc is the company that is linked with The Red Door. In all certainty, that will not be the final name. As pointed out before, they have a plethora of titles to choose from, Black Ops Cold War being one of them.
The other thing which can be speculated is that the game will soon begin its testing phase, perhaps the name will stick until then.
New COD game might be different from our expectation
After the monumental success of Modern Warfare and Warzone, Activision might try something different with this new game. Since the testing period has not begun yet, officially there is no saying what the possibilities are.
All we know from the description is that it will be different from the other games. It clearly mentions ‘there is more than one truth’ and ‘accept that nothing would be the same.’ This is fairly convincing in a way that Activision might have different plans for its latest game. What are your thoughts about this new CoD game?
Link - essentiallysports
An expanded edition of the Mass Effect Trilogy art book is coming
What's this? Why, it's an expanded version of The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy, a collection of concept art and commentary from the first three Mass Effect games (Andromeda has its own separate art book). There are apparently 100 more pages of art in this version, much of it from excellent expansions Lair of the Shadow Broker for Mass Effect 2 and Citadel for Mass Effect 3.
As the description puts it, "Experience the evolution of the aliens, planets, ships, and technology that define this iconic science fiction universe, as the developers who brought BioWare's masterpiece to life take you from the earliest design sketches through to the meticulous final renders."
The Art of the Mass Effect Trilogy: Expanded Edition has popped up out of nowhere on storefronts like Penguin Random House and Amazon, with a release date of February 23, 2021. The last rumor we heard about an HD remaster of the Mass Effect Trilogy suggested it would be out before April 2021. Could these two things be connected? Honestly, who even knows. But it sure would be nice, that's all I'm saying.
Link - pcgamer
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