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Comments (1) | February 6, 2018 10:50PM PST | Grilka8050
Neverwinter: Rewards for the Lost City of Omu Arrives February 27

Neverwinter has some exciting new items planned for the Lost City of Omu, set to launch on February 27th. These include mounts, gear, weapons, and artifacts, so you can find plenty to like as you journey through the new adventure at the end of the month.

There are two Rare level mounts announced: Suratuk’s Ruby Strider and Eku’s Titivated Lion....

Comments (0) | February 6, 2018 02:21PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

When AMD launched its Ryzen processors last year, they were recognized as a return of competition to the CPU market, which Intel had long dominated. This led to AMD actually outselling Intel as people sought the high thread count at affordable prices, but it appears AMD's reign has ended, at least at one e-tailer. Mindfactory.de is Germany's lar...

Comments (1) | February 6, 2018 02:03PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

It was back in 2011 when AMD announced its first GPU using the new Graphics Core Next (GCN) macro-architecture, which the company has been using ever since, though with several micro-architecture enhancements and refinements. It was a significant departure from the TeraScale architecture before it and brought with it significant performance impr...

Comments (0) | February 6, 2018 01:43PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last year NASA announced the star TRAPPIST-1 had seven Earth-sized planets orbiting it with multiple inside its habitable zone. Naturally these planets have been more closely looked at since, to determine if any of the planets might be able to support life. Using several space and ground-based telescopes, including the Hubble and Spitzer Space T...

Comments (0) | February 6, 2018 10:15AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

In a number of ways Windows 10 differs from its predecessors and the way it receives new major updates is no exception. The operating system has a semi-annual release schedule for these updates, with the last being the Fall Creators Update. Based on some text in the February Bug Bush build for Windows Insiders, it appears the upcoming major patc...

Comments (0) | February 6, 2018 09:06AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Blade of Galadriel Expansion Now Available for Middle-earth: Shadow of War

Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to the 2014 Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, released back in October and today its first story expansion has come out. Blade of Galadriel follows Eltariel, an assassin for Galadriel who was sent to Mordor for millennia to hunt the Nazgul. With this expansion, players get their first chance to play as the a...

Comments (0) | February 6, 2018 06:37AM PST | bp9801

A new day is here, with a few items to get you through your Tuesday. We have a look at the AMD Ryzen 5 2500U Mobile APU with Raven Ridge that packs in a Vega GPU to the quad-core CPU, all while staying in the 15W window. There's a review on the Patriot Viper LED DDR4-3000 16GB Memory Kit, providing plenty of speed with some sweet looks. The fina...

Comments (1) | February 5, 2018 11:31AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At the beginning of January the news about the Meltdown and Spectre vulnerabilities first broke, and by the end of the month 139 samples had been found, according to AV-TEST. The antivirus testing firm shared this information with SecurityWeek, with those samples coming from sources including researchers, testers, and antivirus companies.

While...

Comments (0) | February 5, 2018 11:12AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
DDR4 4700 MHz RAM Announced by G.Skill

If you are looking for very, very fast RAM, G.Skill has just announced a new Trident Z RGB kit that should satisfy your needs with its world's fastest 4700 MHz frequency. To achieve this, Samsung DDR4 B-die chips have been carefully screened to find those capable of this speed with timings of CL19-19-19-39 while using 1.45 V. It is only a 16 GB ...

Comments (0) | February 5, 2018 06:35AM PST | bp9801

The first full week of February kicks off with several items for you to check out, ensuring the shortest month of the year is off to a good start. We have another look at the HyperX Cloud Alpha Pro Gaming Headset, which has 50mm drivers and a dual chamber earphone design to help give your games, movies, and music the best possible sound. Final F...

Comments (0) | February 4, 2018 10:35PM PST | Grilka8050
Neverwinter Down for Maintenance on All Platforms on Wednesday

Neverwinter will be down on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 5AM to 2PM PST for maintenance. The game will be back up when maintenance is finished, so it could be earlier or later than 2PM. The developers have not given a reason for the extended maintenance, although I suspect it’s something to do with the newest dungeon, Tomb of the Nine Gods....

Comments (0) | February 2, 2018 11:31AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Far Cry 5 Season Pass Revealed

Far Cry 5 will be releasing March 27 and, like many modern AAA game releases, there is a season pass for the DLC that will follow. Now we know some about what the DLC will bring, and they sound interesting. The three DLC are Hours of Darkness, Dead Living Zombies, and Lost on Mars.

The current details are a little sparse on the DLC, but here is...

Comments (0) | February 2, 2018 10:45AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Corsair Launches New Gaming Chairs

When gaming or working for long stretches in front of your computer, a comfortable seat can be very important. To the end, Corsair has announced two new series of gaming chairs; the 2018 T1 RACE and T2 ROAD WARRIOR. Both chairs are available with black, white, red, blue, or yellow accents.

The T2 ROAD WARRIOR has a number of features to keep yo...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2018 08:55PM PST | Grilka8050
Neverwinter - State of the Game

The Neverwinter team got together on Twitch to give their player base an update on the game. They divided the presentation into three sections: a review of the last year, current hot topics, and some of the things they have planned for this year. 

Last year they released two mods: The Cloaked Ascendancy and The Tomb of Annihilation, along with ...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2018 02:13PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
XCOM 2 Collection Now Available on Steam

If you are interested in XCOM 2 and its DLC, 2K and Firaxis Games have released the XCOM 2 Collection that has it all for Windows, Mac, and Linux. To mark the occasion, it is on sale on Steam for 50% off until February 3, as today's Daily Deal. (Steam Daily Deals typically run for 48 hours.)

The included four DLC packs are the Resistance Warrio...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2018 01:15PM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Red Dead Redemption 2 Has October 26 Release Date

It has been a bit since the last update on Red Dead Redemption 2 and at that time the release target was Spring 2018 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Now we have some good news and bad news, with the good news being the release date is set for October 26, 2018, with the bad news being that is not in Spring. Obviously this is another delay, but Ro...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2018 01:01PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Whether for school or work, a lot of people have need of an office suite, and Microsoft Office has been the go-to suite for a long time. Office 2019 is scheduled to launch in the second half of this year, and according to a new Microsoft blog post, it will only be supported on Windows 10. As The Verge points out, this is very possibly a move by ...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2018 11:53AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
Ashes of the Singularity Gets v2.7 Update and Secret Missions DLC

Originally released in 2016, Ashes of the Singularity has continued to be developed as it became Ashes of the Singularity: Escalation and has now gotten its largest DLC to date. The Secret Missions DLC adds a new frigate to the Substrate and PHC along with eight new scenarios and eight new maps. Some of these maps have been designed to support 5...

Comments (1) | February 1, 2018 09:21AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Science fiction has promised us many things for the future and thankfully we have scientists around the world working to fulfill those promises. Researchers at Brigham Young University are among them as they worked on their 'Princess Leia project' and they have now succeeded in creating a system to project 3D images in open air. These are not ho...

Comments (0) | February 1, 2018 06:46AM PST | bp9801

February is upon us, with the shortest month of the year arriving with a few items in tow. We have a look at the HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset to see what kind of audio bliss there is when you have your games and music coming through it. If you're after a new way to control your games, perhaps the Tt eSPORTS Nemesis Switch RGB Mouse is the o...

Comments (0) | January 31, 2018 11:41AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you are looking for either a new keyboard or a new headset, MSI has announced some you may want to look at. The new keyboard is the Vigor GK40 GAMING and it features mechanical-like keystrokes, meaning a more crisp feel for a better typing experience than typical membrane keyboards. It also has six RGB illumination zones with multiple light e...

Comments (0) | January 31, 2018 11:13AM PST | Guest_Jim_*
K68 RGB Mechanical Keyboard from Corsair is Dust and Spill Resistant

We all know accidents happen and liquids get spilled on electronics, hopefully not ruining them. If you seem more mistake prone then others though, or just want to play it safe as you game, Corsair has launched a new mechanical gaming keyboard with an IP32 protection rating against liquid spills and dust.

This new keyboard is the K68 RGB and it...

Comments (0) | January 30, 2018 11:06AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

This definitely is a rumor, but is an interesting rumor as there is some speculation and reporting that Microsoft is considering acquiring game studios to bolster its Xbox One first-party lineup. Among the studios being considered though are EA, Valve, and PUBG Corp., which Microsoft signed a deal with to make PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds a tim...

Comments (0) | January 30, 2018 10:47AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Some of you may have seen headlines and news stories recently about a proposal for the US government to build a national 5G network. Something as significant and as radical a department from current policy got a lot of attention, but apparently the proposal itself is dated and was only floated as an idea, not as something imminent.

The proposal...

Comments (0) | January 30, 2018 10:20AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

At present Dell Technologies is a privately held company, but that may change as means of paying off its $50 billion debt are considered. Among the potential plans is a reverse-merger with VMware. VMware was a pioneer in virtualization and in 2015 Dell acquired EMC and 80% stake in VMware for $67 billion. That deal remains the largest technology...

Comments (0) | January 30, 2018 08:26AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

If you look in the Guinness Book of World Records currently, the longest held record in a video game is held by Todd Rogers for a 5.51 second run in Dragster, an Atari game made by Activision. This record goes back almost 35 years but many of challenged its authenticity, including an investigation by Ben Heck, and now Twin Galaxies has decided t...

Comments (0) | January 30, 2018 06:37AM PST | bp9801

Tuesday is here, with a couple of items for you to check out today. We have a look at the be quiet! Shadow Rock TF2 CPU cooler, an updated and redesigned version of its Top Flow cooler that's capable of working on more CPUs, thanks to an extra heat pipe and lower height. Our other item for the day looks at how the Radeon RX Vega video cards are ...

Comments (0) | January 29, 2018 12:02PM PST | Guest_Jim_*

As we approach February, I am not surprised to see Meltdown and Spectre continue to be in the news, but I will admit this is not a story I expected to see. According to the Wall Street Journal, Intel informed a number of companies prior to the early public announcement of the vulnerabilities, but failed to notify the US government. Making the st...

Comments (0) | January 29, 2018 11:36AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Since before its launch even, the Threaderipper HEDT CPUs from AMD have been of great interest for the power and features the platform offers, and their similarities to AMD's EPYC processors. For example, both Threadripper and EPYC show four Zeppelin dies if you remove the heat spreader, as der8auer did back in September. Even before his video, ...

Comments (7) | January 29, 2018 11:19AM PST | Guest_Jim_*

Last week there was news of NVIDIA making a suggestion to retailers to limit the sales of GPUs to two per customer, in an effort to deal with cryptocurrency miners purchasing GPUs as fast as possible. Miners buying up GPUs as quickly as they can find them not only reduces the supply available for gamers but also drives up prices, making some gra...

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