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September 2020 top product alerts: Hot new graphics cards, smoking-fast Intel CPUs, and more

This month’s round-up of the products we can’t wait to get our hands on, plus the best of those newly available.

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Amazon rockets into cloud gaming with Amazon Luna

Amazon launches its Luna cloud gaming service in early access for $5.99 per month and $49.99 for a dedicated Luna Controller that Amazon says will connect directly to its cloud servers.

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Oculus plans to kill off PC-only VR in 2021

Facebook and Oculus revealed plans to move away from PC-powered VR like the Oculus Rift S, focusing on the Oculus Quest 2 and other standalone, untethered devices.

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Oculus Quest 2 VR headset launches for $299, with 2K/90Hz performance

Facebook launched the second iteration of its Oculus Quest standalone VR headset, the Quest 2, at Facebook Connect. It features more powerful, high-resolution displays at at lower $299 price point.

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Nvidia will buy Arm for up to $40 billion, combining smartphone, GPU powerhouses

Nvidia is set to buy Arm for as much as $40 billion, the largest semiconductor deal ever. Nvidia says that it will use Arm's CPUs to bolster its AI technology.

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Microsoft confirms $299 Xbox Series S as leaks reveal Series X price, too

Leaks claim the new Microsoft Xbox Series X and new Xbox Series S will launch on Nov. 10, for the same retail prices as the current consoles. Microsoft itself confirmed the Series S price.

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Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 4 isn't on the Play Store: How to get it on your Android phone

Fortnite might be gone from the Play Store, but you're just a few steps away from making sure you get the next update.

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Oculus VR headsets will soon require a Facebook account

Facebook-owned Oculus will require new users to log into their VR headsets with Facebook accounts starting in October.

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We ran ray tracing on a $259 Chromebook with GeForce Now

We tried Nvidia's GeForce Now, which puts real gaming into Chromebooks. Will your Chromebook run GeForce Now? Probably.

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The Asus ROG Phone 3 and Lenovo Legion feel like the end of the Android gaming niche

The Asus ROG 3 and Lenovo Legion are loaded with every bell and whistle you could possibly cram into an Android phone, but who are they really for?

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PCWorld's July Digital Magazine: The $1,001 Question

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android, iOS, and your web browser.

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Report: Apple shifts Apple Arcade strategy, cancels some games

Some types of games aren’t proving as engaging as Apple had hoped, according to a Bloomberg report.

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The Oculus Go is dead, and virtual reality is better for it

The death of the entry-level Oculus Go headset on Tuesday was as unexpected as it was overdue, nailing shut the coffin that closed when Quest released last year. Farewell, and may nobody accidentally buy Go while looking for Quest...

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Watch Party Royale: Fortnite will stream 3 Christopher Nolan movies in-game this Friday

Inception, Batman Begins, and The Prestige will be streaming at Fortnite's Party Royale social space for free.

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Microsoft kills Mixer streaming service, sending fans to Facebook

Microsoft gives up on its Twitch livestreaming platform and will redirect fans to Facebook Gaming instead, beginning July 22.

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The best VR headsets for 2020: Every option reviewed and ranked

From Oculus Quest to Valve's fully loaded Index, these are the best PC-based VR headsets you can buy.

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Legends of Runeterra review: Riot's card game may have trumped Hearthstone

It took six years for someone to make a better digital card game than Blizzard, but Riot may have done just that.

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PCWorld's May Digital Magazine: Ryzen 4000 vs. Comet Lake H

Enjoy the best of PCWorld.com in a curated Digital Magazine for Android, iOS, and your web browser.

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