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Comments (0) | April 24, 2018 07:49AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

June will mark the end of monthly updates coming to Battlefield 1, no doubt as more of the developers at DICE are transitioned over to focusing on the next game in the franchise, releasing this year. While we know the monthly updates are coming to an end, we can still expect content to come. For one thing, more maps from They Shall Not Pass are ...

Comments (0) | April 24, 2018 07:32AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When StarCraft II receives its patch 4.3.0, players will have the option to purchase two arcade maps; ARK Star and Direct Strike. Both maps come from community creators, with ARK Star being made by Daniel 'Pirate' Altman, who won 2015's Rock the Cabinet contest, and Direct Strike comes from 'Tya.' Both maps cost $4.99 individually, and a share o...

Comments (0) | April 24, 2018 07:00AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
TeamGroup Announces T-Force Vulcan DDR4 RAM with ASUS TUF Gaming Alliance Certification

TeamGroup has launched new TUF Gaming Alliance certified memory, T-Force Vulcan TUF Gaming Alliance, which has been tested by ASUS with frequencies reaching up to DDR4 3600 MHz. The RAM features a high efficiency forged heat spreader that completely covers the memory for the best protection and radiating performance. Visually the cover has a mil...

Comments (0) | April 24, 2018 06:23AM PST | bp9801

Another Tuesday has arrived, with a couple of items along the way. There's a look at the FSP Hydro PTM 650W Platinum power supply, offering crazy high efficiency and fully modular cables so your system can run and look good without any issues. Our other item for the day is the MSI GS65 Stealth, a gaming laptop with a slim design, a 1080p 144Hz d...

Comments (0) | April 23, 2018 10:28AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Steam is the clearly dominant PC gaming platform, but it does have competitors, such as GOG that has carved out a niche of offering classic games, DRM-free games, and the completely optional GOG Galaxy launcher. Now it has finally launched its own User Profiles, allowing players to share information across its four seconds, Feed, Profile, Games,...

Comments (0) | April 23, 2018 10:12AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This is a somewhat interesting piece of news, and could also prove helpful for some, though there is an odd point to it. According to VideoCardz, AMD is working with MSI to offer "Combat Crates," which include a Ryzen CPU, a compatible motherboard, and MSI RX 580 Armor graphics card. Only two of these crates are known of by VideoCardz, with one ...

Comments (1) | April 23, 2018 10:01AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last week AMD launched its 2nd generation Ryzen CPUs, with the Ryzen 7 2700X at the top of the stack. If you remember the first generation products, you will remember the 1800X had been the top offering, with the 1700X below it. The lack of a 2800X led many to speculate for reasons why, but for AMD it is because the 2700X and Ryzen 7 2700 cover ...

Comments (0) | April 23, 2018 09:53AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Campo Santo, the developer of Firewatch, has made an unexpected announcement recently that it is joining Valve. The San Francisco-based developer will even move up to Bellevue as part of this, while it continues to work on its next game, In the Valley of Gods, which will be a Valve title. This merging comes after meeting the Valve employees, in ...

Comments (0) | April 23, 2018 09:45AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last week AMD finally provided an official response to the NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program, though GPP was not specifically named, where it promised a commitment to freedom of choice and working with AIB partners to create new brands to sell Radeon products under. That was not all AMD did last week as Scott Herkelman, Corporate VP and General Man...

Comments (0) | April 23, 2018 09:27AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Cray has been a name associated with supercomputers for many decades, and last week it announced it was adding AMD Epyc 7000 processors to its Cray CS500 product line. These cluster systems will off the company's customers greater flexibility as they will not need to rebuild and recompile x86 applications to run their high-performance computing ...

Comments (0) | April 23, 2018 09:16AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At SIGGRAPH 2017 AMD showed off many things, but one that has not materialized yet has been holding the interest of at least some people. The RX Vega Nano is the apparent successor of the R9 Fury Nano and would feature a Vega GPU with HBM2 in a small graphics card, but after being held up for the world to see, there has been nothing. Recently so...

Comments (0) | April 23, 2018 09:07AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
The Swords of Ditto Get Launch Trailer Ahead of Tomorrow's Release

Among the many announcements of last year's E3 was that for The Swords of Ditto, a PC and PlayStation 4 game with an interesting twist on action RPGs. In the game you play as one of the heroes that arrives every one hundred years to challenge the evil witch Mormo. Victory brings light to the world of Ditto and defeat darkness, but the story does...

Comments (0) | April 23, 2018 09:06AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Horror Game Agony Releasing May 29

Agony is a horror game being developed by Madmind Studios that will take you through Hell. To escape the plane of sorrow and pain, you will have to solve the riddle of the Red Goddess, who created this world and is the only one that knows how to escape it. Players will need to possess demons and other souls to find a way out.

After a successful...

Comments (0) | April 23, 2018 06:45AM PST | bp9801

The last full week of April has arrived, with several items ready to help kick off the week. We have a look at the AMD Ryzen 5 2600, the most affordable entry in AMD's lineup right now that still has six cores and 12 threads to utilize. For those wanting something for the Intel side of things, we have a look at the BIOSTAR Racing Z370GT6 motherb...

Comments (0) | April 20, 2018 06:21AM PST | bp9801

The end of the week is here, with a couple of items to help welcome in the weekend. We have a review of the MSI X470 Gaming M7 AC motherboard that works with the new Ryzen Zen+ processors, offering a host of features and improvements if you decide to upgrade to a new model instead of just doing a BIOS update to support the new chips. Our other i...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2018 01:14PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you enjoy playing Minecraft, you may want to be cautious of the skins you use. Apparently Avast Threat Labs discovered there were user-created Minecraft skins with malware embedded in the PNG files. Some 50,000 user accounts might have been infected by the malware that tries to reformat hard drives, delete backups, and delete system files.

F...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2018 12:57PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At the end of March, THQ Nordic announced it would be releasing Red Faction Guerrilla Re-Mars-Tered in Q2 2018, and that was about it for launch information. Finnish retailer VPD may have let slip the release date and price though, at least on console. The retailer has a listing for the game up giving a release date of June 15 and a price of $30...

Comments (1) | April 19, 2018 12:46PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last week was supposed to see the release of Windows 10 1803, the next feature update, but as you may have noticed, it has not arrived yet. The reason is users on Microsoft Fast Ring of Windows Insiders were suffering BSODs, and obviously you do not want to launch an update that will cause crashes. Now it appears the Redstone 4 update, as it is ...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2018 10:34AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Details are light at the moment, but it has been announced that Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass will make its debut at E3 2018 in June. To make this tease, developers Croteam made a short video showing the protagonist riding a motorcycle along a country road, and right at an army of enemies. Croteam also says the game "reignites the classic series,...

Comments (1) | April 19, 2018 10:24AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Among the improvements AMD made for its 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs was a better integrated memory controller. Many people found it difficult to raise their DDR4 speeds to 3200 MHz on first generation Ryzen, and were considered fortunate by some if they could go higher, but this new IMC will make those speeds much more attainable. For that reason,...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2018 10:12AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

The day has finally come and AMD's 2nd Generation Ryzen processors are available worldwide. The new CPUs are the Ryzen 7 2700X, Ryzen 7 2700, Ryzen 5 2600X, and Ryzen 5 2600, with the Ryzen 7 parts being 8 core/16 thread processors and the Ryzen 5 are 6 core/12 thread chips. The MSRPs span from $199 for the Ryzen 5 2600 to just $329 for the Ryze...

Comments (0) | April 19, 2018 06:28AM PST | bp9801

The week is starting to wind down, but not before we have some items for you to check out. The biggest of which are reviews of the new AMD Ryzen 7 2700X and Ryzen 5 2600X CPUs, the latest Ryzen parts that run on a new chipset and with an improved manufacturing process for better overclocks, lower power draw, and more. You can check out exactly h...

Comments (0) | April 18, 2018 08:48AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

We have news for a couple MechWarrior titles here, and first up is a new trailer for the upcoming MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries. The trailer shows off the level of destruction you can achieve as mechs take damage as does the environment. If the shortest path to an enemy is through a skyscraper, then the map can do with one less building. MechWarrio...

Comments (0) | April 18, 2018 06:20AM PST | bp9801

The middle of the week has arrived, with a couple of items for you to check out. There's a look at the ASUS ROG Strix RX Vega 64 OC Edition 8GB video card, which comes factory overclocked out of the box to get you the best results in your gams. Our other item for the day is the Intel NUC7i7DNHE (Dawson Canyon), an ultra-compact PC that packs in ...

Comments (0) | April 17, 2018 11:59AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This year did not start well for the technology industry, and especially for Intel, with multiple, serious security exploits being reported on, but now Intel has revealed some new security technologies that will be coming. Intel Threat Detection Technology (TDT) and Intel Security Essentials along with stronger relationships with academia to pro...

Comments (0) | April 17, 2018 11:22AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It was a bit more than a month ago when Kyle Bennett at [H]ardOCP about the NVIDIA GeForce Partner Program, a program that, according to documents he has seen and unofficial interviews, would require the companies that join it to align their gaming brand "exclusively with GeForce," or risk the loss of marketing funds from NVIDIA, launch partner ...

Comments (0) | April 17, 2018 10:56AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you are among those who want your computer to shine in your colors, Cooler Master has announced its first AIO liquid CPU coolers with addressable RGB lights. With addressable RGB LEDs it is possible to control the lights from the software for Asus, MSI, and ASRock motherboards, or with the MasterPlus+ software coming from Cooler Master in the...

Comments (0) | April 17, 2018 06:29AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, with a couple of items for you to check out today. We have a review of the HyperX Cloud Revolver Gunmetal gaming headset, which changes up the exterior color while also modifying a few other things to set it apart from the previous version. Our other for the day is a look at the Samsung Galaxy S9+ smartphone to see just what thi...

Comments (0) | April 16, 2018 02:26PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Gigabyte Shows Off Aorus X470 Motherboards

Later this week AMD's 2nd generation Ryzen processors will launch, and releasing with them will be new motherboards based on the X470 chipset. While the new CPUs are compatible with the X370-based motherboards released last year, the X470 chipset offers multiple improvements and exclusive features. For those looking to build a new system or upgr...

Comments (0) | April 16, 2018 12:27PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Despite the embargo on the 2nd Generation Ryzen CPUs ending on Thursday, there has been a lot of information coming out sooner. The outlet El Chapuzas Informatico has been putting up reviews in fact, which VideoCardz has nicely collected and shared as well, with the latest review being of the Ryzen 5 2600 on the X470 platform. This is somewhat i...

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