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'Shenmue' and 'Doom' are back in the headlines.

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September 5th, 2020
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On Saturday morning a couple of classic game series have surprising news for us. First is Shenmue, which follows last year’s Shenmue III effort with news of a new anime series that’s coming soon. Sega fans can tune in to the Crunchyroll Virtual Industry panel at noon for more information.

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Separately, Doom is getting a patch in its 27th year that adds widescreen in its official port for the first time. If you prefer more modern platforms, the iOS and Android versions have some new tweaks too. In 2020. 

-- Richard

The Engadget Podcast

Galaxy Z Fold 2, NVIDIA RTX 3000 and Intel's 11th-gen CPUs

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Cherlynn and Devindra are joined by senior mobile editor Chris Velazco to discuss his impressions of the Galaxy Z Fold 2 after spending a day and a half with it. Then, our hosts geek out over NVIDIA and Intel’s latest processors, before blazing through the plethora of IFA 2020 news from companies like TCL, Qualcomm, Lenovo and Samsung (again).

Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Pocket Casts or Stitcher.
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NVIDIA's RTX 3000 cards make counting teraflops pointless

Cores keep changing.

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We should all know by now that a spec sheet can’t tell you everything about performance. But until now, teraflops has been a reliable measure of graphics performance. Aaron Souppouris explains why NVIDIA’s new Ampere architecture -- check out that Doom Eternal demo if you need to see it at work -- and the AMD tech inside new consoles will both need more detailed measuring sticks.
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macOS Big Sur preview: Five things you should know before installing

It’s stable enough, but there are enough compatibility issues to make waiting a better option.

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Thinking about getting an early start on Apple’s next desktop operating system? Nathan Ingraham has spent a few weeks using the public beta of Big Sur and has some advice you should read before taking the leap.
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This week’s best deals: $300 off the Razer Blade 15 and more

And Hisense’s 55-inch 4K Android TV is down to $280.

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Labor Day will soon be upon us (if you can believe it) and companies are ringing in the holiday with a slew of electronics deals. The Razer Blade 15 gaming laptop with a 4K OLED display remains $300 cheaper than usual and you can still get Apple’s AirPods Pro or standard AirPods for $30 off. You can also save on Satechi accessories, Fire TV Edition smart TVs and a capable Segway electric scooter before the holiday weekend is up.

Here are all the best deals from the week that you can still snag today, and remember to follow @EngadgetDeals on Twitter for more updates.
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But wait, there’s more...

Epic Games asks a court to make Apple put 'Fortnite' back in the App Store

T-Mobile details its plan to give free internet to 10 million homes

Honor says its new rugged smartwatch has a 25-day battery life

Harvard created a wool-like 3D-printable material that can shape shift

Arturia's KeyStep Pro is a near-perfect MIDI controller for hardware synths

Peloton's next treadmill may cost less than $3,000

The Witcher 3's free next-gen upgrade will include lots of improvements

Amazon drivers are hanging phones in trees to get more deliveries

PayPal has an 'invoice' fraud problem

Amazon's new Blink cameras can run for up to four years

TCL's new paper-like display can also play videos

Motorola's latest mid-range phone is a sub-$500 stunner with 5G

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