• DisplayPort 2.0 monitors are delayed until later this year due to the pandemic

    7 days ago - By The Verge

    A DisplayPort cable. | Photo by Tom Warren / The Verge
    It has been nearly two years since the Video Electronics Standards Association first published its DisplayPort 2.0 specifications , promising support for 8K monitors, higher refresh rates, and more. The first monitors with DisplayPort 2.0 were supposed to arrive in late 2020, but VESA now says it expects devices to ship later this year.
    “Monitors supporting DisplayPort 2.0 are currently in development, but none have been released to market yet,” explains a VESA spokesperson in a statement to The Verge. “DisplayPort 2.0 is working now...
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  • Steam saw 2.6 million first-time buyers each month last year

    Steam saw 2.6 million first-time buyers each month last year

    7 days ago - By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

    Valve have published their 2020 Year In Review for Steam, and I'm a little shocked at how dramatic some of their statistics are. Seeing as we experienced a global pandemic during which everyone locked themselves away in their homes, it may not come as a huge surprise that more people took up gaming to pass the time. Valve say 2.6 million people bought games for the first time on Steam each month, and Steam had 120.4 million monthly active users to boot (though they don't mention if these numbers are averages, or the actual numbers from each month). I expected a lot, but wow.
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