Close to the Metal Episode 54: ‘Destiny 2’ on PC, VR headsets, and IFA news

This is an exciting week for fans of Destiny. While we played the PC beta just last week, the console version is releasing tomorrow, September 6th. That means it’s time to decide which platform you’ll play Destiny 2 on. Of course, our vote on Close to the Metal is the PC version — which means we’ll have to wait until October 24.

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Yet there’s far more happening that just Destiny 2’s launch. IFA, the biggest consumer electronics show in Europe, is coming to a close. As expected, a number of Windows Mixed Reality headsets were shown, alongside quad-core laptops using Intel’s new 8th-Gen Core hardware, which promises to push multi-core performance into slimmer, lighter footprints.

Close to the Metal is a podcast from Digital Trends that takes a deep dive into computing and PC gaming topics. Each show, we’ll focus in on one topic, and leave no stone unturned as we show off the latest in hardware and software. Whether it’s the latest GPU, supercomputers, or which 2-in-1 you should buy, we break down the complicated jargon and talk about how user experience is affected in the real world.

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