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Trump's New STEM Initiative Applauded By Gaming Group

Today, the White House issued a memorandum in which it applauded President Trump’s big plans to bolster science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs across the country. One of the video game industry’s biggest and most important groups, the Entertainment Software Association, has now released a statement applauding the new initiative, saying it could pay dividends for the United States video game industry. “ESA commends the Trump Administration on its bold leadership in computer science education,” ESA president Michael Gallagher said. “The White House’s new STEM initiative will help grow ...

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ET Deals: Quad-Core Lenovo Legion Y520 Gaming Laptop for $950

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Gaming laptops have really improved in recent years. Not only have they come down significantly in price, but they’re not nearly as heavy as they used to be. Right now, you can get a Legion Y520 with a quad-core Kaby Lake CPU and a GTX 1060 for under a thousand bucks. Better yet, it measures only about an inch thick, and weighs in at just 5.5 pounds. • Lenovo Legion Y520 Gaming Laptop for $ ...

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Dell Adds GTX 1060, 4K to Inspiron 7000 Gaming Laptops

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Dell’s Inspiron 7000 gaming series has been a great way to pick up a midrange laptop with the chops for gaming without paying an arm and a leg. The current 15-inch system offers a Core i5-7300HQ, a GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB of DDR4, a 1080p display, and a GTX 1050 Ti for $ 900, and we’ve seen it on sale for less than this at various points in the last year. Now Dell is beefing ...

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Dell Adds GTX 1060, 4K to Inspiron 7000 Gaming Laptops

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Dell’s Inspiron 7000 gaming series has been a great way to pick up a midrange laptop with the chops for gaming without paying an arm and a leg. The current 15-inch system offers a Core i5-7300HQ, a GTX 1050 Ti, 8GB of DDR4, a 1080p display, and a GTX 1050 Ti for $ 900, and we’ve seen it on sale for less than this at various points in the last year. Now Dell is beefing ...

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D&D Beyond Combines Tabletop Gaming with Digital Features

The first edition of Dungeons & Dragons came out in 1974, but the venerable tabletop game is still rolling along. Now in its 5th Edition, the various incarnations of the game have relied more on dice and statistics than some other competing RPGs that place a greater emphasis on DM/GM (Dungeon Master/Game Master) discretion and roleplaying and less on random outcomes. Now, Wizards of the Coast is prepping a major release of three digital tools meant to improve game speed and streamline the experience. If you’ve ever actually played D&D or ...

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D&D Beyond Combines Tabletop Gaming with Digital Features

The first edition of Dungeons & Dragons came out in 1974, but the venerable tabletop game is still rolling along. Now in its 5th Edition, the various incarnations of the game have relied more on dice and statistics than some other competing RPGs that place a greater emphasis on DM/GM (Dungeon Master/Game Master) discretion and roleplaying and less on random outcomes. Now, Wizards of the Coast is prepping a major release of three digital tools meant to improve game speed and streamline the experience. If you’ve ever actually played D&D or ...

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ET Deals: Lenovo Y700 Quad-Core 1080p Gaming Laptop for Just $600

On the lookout for an affordable gaming laptop? Today’s deal from Lenovo has the 14-inch Y700 selling at a 25% discount. With a decent dedicated video card, a quad-core CPU, and a solid-state drive, there’s a lot to like about this budget gaming set-up. • Lenovo Y700 Quad-Core 1080p Gaming Laptop for $ 599.99 (List price: $ 799.99 — Coupon code: SUMMERSAVINGS) In terms of specs, this model features a sixth generation quad-core 2.3GHz Intel Core i5-6300HQ CPU, a discrete AMD Radeon R9 M375 graphics card (with 4GB of memory), ...

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Overwatch Makes A Huge Announcement About Competitive Gaming

It’s a big day for Overwatch and competitive gaming overall. Blizzard Entertainment today announced the owners of the first seven Overwatch League teams, and included among them are some very big games in traditional sports, gaming, and other industries. As rumored New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who is a billionaire, will own the Boston-based Overwatch League team. Additionally, Jeff Wilpon, who is the co-founder and partner at Sterling VC, which owns the New York Mets, will operate the New York team. There will also be Overwatch League teams in ...

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Building Gaming Keyboard 2.0: Bigger, Better, Oranger

Long ago, I fell down the custom mechanical keyboard rabbit hole, and several of my experiences in this expensive world have been detailed on ExtremeTech. Sometimes my keyboard projects are motivated by a need for a specific board that fills a niche, and other times I just want something that’s more powerful or pretty than what I currently have. My latest project is the latter — a gaming board designed around one of my favorite keysets. When you commit to having more than one keyboard, you can tune them to ...

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