Interesting. Kinda sad now that Intel (who is now paying Kyle) will skew any of his articles with a grain "go Intel".
HardOCP will be "mothballed." It will no longer publish news, editorial, or hardware review content. Of course, being the "Director of Enthusiast Engagement" and closing HardForum.com, one of the largest computer enthusiast forums on the Internet, does not seem to go hand-in-hand, but there are some conflict of interest issues that need to be tackled. HardForum.com will be sold to a company that I have done business with for years, one that I can trust to run it in the way you are familiar with. HardForum will be demonitised and all advertising and commission links removed. Simply put, HardForum will not make money in any way. It will be left up to its members to fund operations through Patreon.
Just to bring you up to speed since you asked, but Intel will have a discrete GPU come next year.Was always too biased towards Intel, I guess ass kissing pays off.
Why are they hiring so many such people? Probably because they're finally afraid for once. People are finally starting to realize Intel has been ripping them TF off for years. Overpricing and underwhelming "advancements". Too late Intel, too late.