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There’s yet another hiccup with AMD ray tracing support

If you were hoping to play Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart on PC and you have an AMD graphics card, you might feel a little disappointed. It appears that ray tracing will be disabled upon launch, but only on AMD GPUs. Why is ray tracing disabled for AMD cards, and when will it become available? Everything is a little vague right now, but here’s what we know. The information comes straight from the source. Insomniac Games, the studio behind Ratchet & Clank, talks about various system requirements in this article,…

San Diego Comic-Con 2023 Roundup: News, Trailers, Cosplay

Image: Paramount, 20th Century Studios, and GizmodoAnother San Diego Comic-Con is in the books, and this year was perhaps one of the weirdest in recent history—even counting those “@Home” years. As the lack of major attendees and the lingering shadows of Hollywood’s labor movement saw a more muted Hall H at San Diego this year, earth-shattering nerd news wasn’t to be found at Comic-Con. But that doesn’t mean there wasn’t plenty to celebrate and read about anyway.io9 was, as always, on the ground in San Diego this past

Good Omens Season 2 BTS Teaser

Screenshot: Prime VideoPass into the after worlds with the Good Omens cast and crew in this new featurette from Prime Video, which is one of more than a dozen “exclusive behind-the-scenes videos” which will be available via Prime Video’s X-Ray. “If season one is a comedy about the end of the world, season two is a comedy about the beginning of everything else,” says showrunner Douglas Mackinnon.Good Omens Is Back | Behind the Scenes With Cast & Creators | Prime VideoGood Omens stars Michael Sheen as Aziraphale, David

Knights of the Old Republic Concept Artist Interview

Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic has turned 20 years old, but its visual legacy remains as iconic as ever. Despite being relegated to “Legends” status when Disney first purchased Lucasfilm, key elements of the game continue to influence the galaxy far, far away. Name drops and story bits have frequently popped up across all canonical media, and the look and designs of Star Wars’ ancient past have made the jump as well.BioWare’s Concept Art Director John Gallagher, along with Art Director Derek Watts, were…

Star Wars Knights of Old Republic 20th Anniversary Interview

The year 2003 felt like a banner one for Star Wars fans. We were coming off the release of 2002's Attack of the Clones, and the wait for the “final” Star Wars film was filled with all manner of books, comics, video games, plus an animated micro-series from Genndy Tartakovsky. Among this deluge, one title managed to stand above the rest.‘I Started a Yoda Fan Club’I’m talking about Knights of the Old Republic, which turns 20 this year. BioWare’s RPG not only shook up the gaming industry, but served as an epoch within Star…

This EV is basically an RC car hit with a growth ray

If you’ve ever wanted to point that ole’ growth ray at your childhood toys, UK-based The Little Car Company has got you covered. The organization has built an that took the kid world by storm back in the 1980s, as reported by Car and Driver. This is a fully electric vehicle with eight swappable battery packs that add up to an advertised 124 miles of range. The Wild One Max has got plenty of get-up-and-go, with a top speed of 62 mph. However, the main draw is just how closely this full-size vehicle resembles its fun-size…

Bizarre gamma ray burst hints at unseen “stellar demolition derby”

Besides the Big Bang itself, gamma ray bursts (GRBs) are the most energetic events in the universe. Astronomers knew of a few mechanisms that can produce them, but now an oddball GRB hints at a brand new origin – a stellar “demolition derby.”As the name suggests, gamma ray bursts are intense pulses of gamma radiation that fire off in beams like a lighthouse. The most common cause is when a massive star collapses into a black hole, but they also occur from collisions between binary stellar remnants – like neutron stars or…

Unusual Jet Stream Found in Brightest Gamma Ray Burst

Last October, astronomers witnessed a fleeting, extraordinarily bright gamma ray burst in the distant universe. Since dubbed the BOAT—the Brightest of All Time—a team of scientists has now reported an unusual structure to the gamma ray burst’s jet.What Is Carbon Capture? With Gizmodo’s Molly Taft | TechmodoGamma ray bursts are some of the universe’s largest fireworks shows. They’re tremendous explosions in the cosmos that emit—you guessed it—gamma rays, the most energetic type of electromagnetic radiation. They can be…

15 Facts About Disney Parks Attraction Tiana’s Bayou Adventure

Photo: Disney ParksMahdi’s involvement with the attraction was previously announced; her first painting is homed at famed restaurant Dooky Chase, which was led by the “Queen of Creole Cuisine” and Tiana inspiration, the late Leah Chase. Combining Chase’s legacy with the artistic sensibilities that Mahdi infuses in her vision of New Orleans, under the guidance of Carter, really speaks to the power of women who are behind Tiana’s new story. Mahdi is the living embodiment of New Orleans’ legacy, which is emphasized in her

Critical Role’s Candela Obscura Interview: Matt Mercer, Actors

A few weeks ago Critical Role debuted its newest campaign: Candela Obscura. io9 had a chance to talk with Matt Mercer, Candela Obscura’s Game Master, and two players—Laura Bailey and Robbie Daymond—about the game, the production, and what’s next for the game at hand.A Guide to Giving Sustainable GiftsCandela Obscura is the first original tabletop roleplaying game from Darrington Press, Critical Role’s publishing arm. It is a Forged in the Dark-style game written by Spenser Starke and Rowan Hall using the Illuminated…