The Roundup: Thanksgiving Day news extras with no turkeys

The major PC games stores all have sales events on now if you fancy a flutter.

No turkey

Today is Thanksgiving Day, a holiday in the USA, which has its roots in the Pilgrims celebrating their first bounteous harvest in the new world, with a feast. Traditional foods at the centrepiece dinner of the day in contemporary America includes turkey, mashed potatoes, squash, corn and green beans – accompanied by the timelessly flavoursome trimmings of stuffing and cranberry sauce.

Those early years were tough times for the colonisers, Black Friday sales didn’t exist for years to come and things remained full price the day after the feast. Also, in the olden days, before AMD, Apple, Intel, Microsoft and Nvidia were established, everyday folk didn’t fully appreciate Cyber Monday.

PC-related tech news


  • Mountain Bikes added to PUBG in patch 15.1
  • Epic Games Store kicks off its Black Friday sale event
  • The Steam Autumn sale is now on
  • GOG didn’t want to be left out, so started a sale too, with its first-ever 50 per cent price cut to Cyberpunk 2077 PC
  • ‘Fortnite’ Chapter 2 will end with a big in-game event on December 4
  • Hearts of Iron 4 hits new concurrent player record five years after launch

Tech and business

  • Samsung confirms Taylor, Texas US$17 billion semiconductor fab plans
  • LUMI supercomputer’s full system architecture has been revealed – and it features AMD Radeon Instinct MI250X GPUs
  • Q3 smartphone sales fall 6.8 per cent as demand outstrips component supplies
  • AMD publishes its November 2021 investor presentation slides (PDF, link to upper-right of page)
  • AMD CTO Mark Papermaster in interview with Sueddeutsche Zeitung