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Good gravy, don’t Nvidia’s Turing RTX 2080 cards look nice, eh? Yes, they’re just a teensy bit hideously expensive, but make no mistake. All three cards announced this evening, from the RTX 2070 right up to the RTX 2080Ti, have all been described to me as 4K, 60fps+ pixel pushers that are almost certainly going to be massive overkill for anyone still playing games at 1920×1080 or 2560×1440. But enough about the graphics cards – there’s a whole article for you to read about those if you haven’t already. Here, I’m talking games. Specifically, every game confirmed so far that will be benefiting from Nvidia’s oh-so-lovely ray-tracing tech that will hopefully make your RTX 20-series card feel like a worthwhile purchase. Here we go! (more…)

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ARK Digest 53! Thank you for all of your questions, Survivors! We're excited to be bringing back the ARK Digest as it's been quite awhile since we had one. We plan to do these approximately once a month going forward so Digest 54 will take place near the end of September. Here is our question and answer session with Lead Programmer Chris Willoughby! Survivor Tiny Hippo asks, “I'm getting the feeling that Extinction will be a no-flyer map like Aberration was. The new cryo-chamber system, the climbing Enforcer, the drone, floating boxes, and the Gasbags seem like things that would replace flying, so I just get the idea that there may not be fliers on Extinction. Would you please clarify if there will or won't be?” Fliers are allowed on Extinction! There will be a number of existing fliers that spawn in Extinction, and we’re working on a few more to add to your collection. That said, there will be new challenges for fliers on this map that we’re excited for you to discover and contend with. Survivor Max K asks, “Any news on the kibble tree rework?” While imperfect, a lot of thought and work went into building the kibble tree as it stands now. A number of us internally would like to make major changes to this, potentially rebuilding it from the ground up. The reality is that this represents a significant undertaking, and

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Happy Patch Day, Survivors! It's Tuesday and ARK's latest update is going live just as this announcement is being posted. In celebration of the patch today we're sharing what we have been working on: some brand new previews of our upcoming expansion pack ARK: Extinction. Check out the images below for a sneak peak at what you can expect to see on planet Earth! https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/969850374124966612/BADFA5EC0D9865A3E2326C5BDFF1F7B067137EBD/ In Extinction, Earth has become an Element-infested planet filled with fantastical creatures both organic and technological. Element has ravaged the planet and corrupted both the landscape and some of its inhabitants, causing mutations in the creatures and plants that can be found there. https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/969850374124813735/7A9DD4E5E0DFD3C1ECED021CEF647257E976148D/ We look forward to sharing more in the months ahead as we work towards our Extinction release! Our Extinction Chronicles III event is going on right now, including new Corrupted skin, Explorer Notes, and Tek dinos. You can read all about it in yesterdays Community Crunch announcement: https://steamcommunity.com/gid/103582791438250696/announcements/detail/1700558821202964860

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Extinction Chronicles II! https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/927061036454241579/82FFEE2174666E9F0B5199983C28F883543EA208/ Tomorrow there will be a client and server side update that will bring Extinction Chronicles III to survivors on PC, Xbox, and PS4! Leading up to the release of Extinction there will be monthly drops of Extinction-related Explorer Notes on The Island, Scorched Earth, and Aberration. Once collected these notes will unlock new Extinction-related skins! https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/969850263310856084/FB2949ECC4059422A6915DEF792FA03371595591/ There will also be the appearance of more powerful Tek-themed Dinosaur variants within the ARKs each month. These Tek Dinos are permanent additions (meaning they will continue to spawn even after the event is over), with a new one beginning to appear each month. In Extinction Chronicles I we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Helmet and the Tek Rex. In Extinction Chronicles II we released three Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Boots and the Tek Stego. https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/969850263310886380/93C35B406A9C72C0B1D091FE238D36FC21DE33E3/ And now, tomorrow we're excited to bring you three new Explorer Notes, the Corrupted Pants and a new Tek creature, the Tek Raptor! https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/969850263310857523/A46E77050DD245552CDD6EAA714A029D2FF170F2/

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Mysterious Mysteries: Introducing ??????? https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/987863421750577792/CD25F70DF0A1A0642364B2B3D83C78771688E8FC/ What an intriguing discovery survivors, can you guess what this creature is? Code of Conduct Changes! The Enforcement Team are back again with another important notice regarding the Code of Conduct. We'd like to make Official Players aware of the following 2 revisions: Revision Hacking and Exploiting - Using cliff platforms to prevent tribes from building in their own bases - Floating structures or structures that extend past normal building limits on platform saddles or rafts for PVP purposes Be aware of and respect the rules of the Official Server Code of Conduct, which you can read in it's full form here: https://survivetheark.com/index.php?/code-of-conduct/ Community Livestream #5 This Thursday! https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/927058346494320722/A075A3A765A39131D2F2EEB5A6B881C10FCD109F/ This Thursday August 2nd the community team will be doing another biweekly livestream! During these livestreams Zen Rowe, Chris, and Jen bring you ARK news, celebrate modding, and the community as a whole every other week. We mix it up between playing ARK, showing off mods, and showing off your community creations for all to see. Survivors are invited to join us in the chat (and sometimes

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