Tag: Gamers

What Is The Nvidia RTX 3080? Gamers Lament As The Latest Tech Sells Out Lightning Quick

The GeForce RTX 3080, Nvidia’s cutting edge graphics card aimed at hardcore PC gamers, finally went on sale on Thursday. Just as quickly as it appeared, it vanished.

Disappointed fans took to Twitter en masse with reports of missing out on the expensive new component, which sold out almost everywhere online almost immediately. The Verge reported that major tech vendors like Amazon, Newegg, Best Buy, and even Nvidia itself were out of stock before noon.

The 3080 is the mid-level GPU being released as part of Nvidia’s new “30 Series,” graphics cards capable of outpacing the likes of the PS5 and Xbox Series X, and easily able to smoothly render games in 4K. The 3080 launched on Thursday for $699. Nvidia will launch the highest-end card, the RTX 3090, on Sept. 24 for $1,499, followed by the low-end 3070 on Oct. 15 for $499.

The mid-tier option on

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After Building Community At Nike And VSCO, Discord’s New CMO Wants To Help More Than Just Gamers Connect During Isolation

Tesa Aragones is hoping to use her past experience fostering communities in the photography and fitness worlds to now do the same for Discord’s growing social network.

Aragones, who left her role as the chief marketing officer of VSCO to become the new CMO of Discord last week, is now leading marketing for the San Francisco-based platform that allows people to chat in private conversations using video and chat features. And while it’s long known for being used by gamers since its founding in 2015, that categorization is quickly changing—especially during the current era of social distancing.

Building community within a platform is something Aragones is familiar with, having created Nike’s digital training community along with the brand’s first iPhone app and winning a variety of patents for various projects. And at VSCO, she focused her efforts on

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Razer accidentally leaked the personal information for over 100,000 gamers, report says

Razer accidentally exposed over 100,000 gamers’ personal information for close to a month, according to a new report.





© Photo by Amelia Holowaty Krales / The Verge


Security researcher Volodymyr Diachenko discovered that customer data on Razer’s website was made publicly available on August 18th because of a server misconfiguration. A redacted sample pictured below shows records of orders made on the company’s digital store, exposing personal information including email and mailing addresses, the type of product ordered, and phone numbers. Credit card information was not included.



a screenshot of a cell phone: No credit card information, but customers’ email and mailing addresses were compromised.


© Image: Volodymyr Diachenko
No credit card information, but customers’ email and mailing addresses were compromised.

After discovering the misconfiguration online, Diachenko says he reached out to Razer several times over the span of three weeks before receiving a reply. In a statement sent to Diachenko, the gaming hardware manufacturer acknowledged the server misconfiguration and that the data leak potentially exposed personal information

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Rewarded Advertising Diversifies Revenue And Motivates Mobile Gamers During Pandemic Gaming Boom

Gaming apps are experiencing their biggest year yet, fueled by record levels of app downloads and consumer spending.  Mobile app usage across all categories grew 40% year-over-year with Gaming apps leading the way, according to data from app store intelligence provider App Annie for the second quarter of 2020. April saw an all-time high of over 200 billion hours. Meanwhile, consumer spending in apps spiked to $27 billion. Games and esports analytics firm Newzoo reckons roughly one-third of the planet’s population—that’s 2.6 billion people—will play mobile games this year. Many are die-hard gaming fans, and many more are part of a new and captive audience forced by global events to practice social distancing and use their downtime to seek digital distractions.

The lockdown also opens opportunities for models and approaches that monetize audience attention, as well as optimizing

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Gamers left reeling as India pulls plug on Tencent’s PUBG in China spat

NEW DELHI/CHENNAI (Reuters) – For tens of millions of Indian gamers, Tencent’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) videogame was a welcome distraction from the coronavirus pandemic.

A boy plays Tencent Holdings’ PUBG videogame on his mobile phone at a cafe in New Delhi, India, September 3, 2020. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Then the Indian government said it was pulling the plug.

“When everything was under lockdown, PUBG’s interactive features gave me a semblance of real-world social interaction. It was a stress-buster for me,” said Mustafa Scentwala, 26, who lives in India’s financial hub, Mumbai, and played PUBG with nine friends for hours each day.

PUBG, part of the “battle royale” genre in which a group of players fight one another until only a single combatant is left alive, became a casualty of geopolitics on Wednesday when the Indian government said it was banning it, along with over a hundred other Chinese apps, as tensions

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