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Star Wars Battlefront II: the most viewed E3 game

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 days, 7 hours ago

E3 2017 is done and dusted, and now we know just how many views each of the game trailers had during the week - with Star Wars Battlefront II at the top of the list. Here's the top ten most-viewed E3 2017 games:




  1. Star Wars Battlefront II
  2. Assassin's Creed Origins
  3. FIFA 18
  4. Call of Duty: WWII
  5. God of War
  6. Super Mario Odyssey
  7. Spider-Man
  8. Anthem
  9. Need for Speed Payback
  10. Dragon Ball Fighter Z


Star Wars Battlefront II had over 7.9 million views, while Super Mario Odyssey enjoyed a swift 5.5 million views. As for the break down of numbers, we have:


  1. Star Wars Battlefront II - 7.9 million views
  2. Super Mario Odyssey - 5.5 million views
  3. Spider-Man - 4.5 million views
  4. FIFA 18 - The Journey: Hunter Returns - 4 million views
  5. Need for Speed Payback - 3.4 million views
  6. Call of Duty: WWII Multiplayer Reveal - 3.3 million views
  7. Forza Motorsport 7 - 3.1 million views
  8. Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle - 3 million views
  9. South Park: The Fractured But Whole - 2.7 million views
  10. Assassin's Creed Origins - 2.6 million views

MSI unveils its new X299 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Motherboards | Posted: 4 days, 8 hours ago

MSI has officially unveiled its new X299 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC motherboard, with its freakin' beautiful - and super unique look.




The new X299 TOMAHAWK ARCTIC sports 4 x PCIe x16 slots, 2 x PCIe 1x, and 2 x M.2 slots. MSI's TOMAHAWK range is the company's mid-range series, so this doesn't have all of the bells and whistles that the high-end/enthusiast motherboards will have. We do have MSI's own Mystic Light feature, which will light up the board - and in that white theme, it'll look crazy good in the right combination of RGB LEDs, graphics card/s, and case/fans.



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Intel's new Core i7-7740K overclocks to 5GHz easily

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 4 days, 10 hours ago

Intel is on the verge of releasing its new X299 platform, with its new Core i7-7740K processor that seems to be hitting 5GHz pretty easily, and at low voltages - so low temps, too.




VideoCardz has got the reviewers' guide on its hands, and based across 100 samples of the Core i7-7740K, it should hit 5GHz with just 1.205V of power. At its worst, the 7740K needs 1.341V to hit 5GHz. The guide says that the Core i7-7740K has a higher overclocking ceiling than the 7700K, with 5.1GHz achievable with 1.255-1.411V.

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G.Skill TridentZ DDR4 hits 5.5GHz with Core i7-7740K CPU

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: RAM | Posted: 4 days, 22 hours ago

G.SKILL are constantly pushing the boundaries of what's possible with DDR4 overclocking, so it comes as no surprise that they've hit a massive milestone: 5.5GHz on DDR4.




The new 5.5GHz barrier was reached with Intel's fresh X299 chipset and their new Core i7-7740K processor, with G.SKILL's TridentZ DDR4 RAM, with the MSI X299 Gaming Pro Carbon AC motherboard used by Taiwanese overclocker Toppc. The RAM in question used Samsung's impressive 8Gb ICs which were pushed to their limits, with Toppc hitting 5GHz on a Skylake-based Core i5-6600K last year.


G.SKILL Corporate Vice President Tequila Huang said: "DDR4 5.5GHz has been our next target after we achieved DDR4 5GHz last year. We are extremely excited to finally make it happen together with Samsung components, MSI X299 motherboard, and Intel Core X-series processor. We are seeing amazing overclocking potential for these newly released hardware and we believe that more overclocking benchmark records will be achieved very soon by professional overclockers worldwide".

Intel Core i9-7900X reviewed: 10C/20T @ up to 4.8GHz

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 5 days, 4 hours ago

The massive multi-threaded consumer CPU war is now starting thanks to AMD hitting Intel where it hurts with Ryzen and hitting 8C/16T @ $499... but Ryzen ThreadRipper with up to 16C/32T is on the way, so the preemptive strike from Intel with Core i9 happened.




Now we're seeing the first review of Intel's upcoming Core i9-7900X, their new X299-based Core-X series processor with 10C/20T of CPU performance that seems to perform well, overclock well, but is priced pretty high. Hexus has published their review from an Intel CPU sample that was not provided to them by Intel - so they could throw the review online and not worry about Intel's legal team emailing them saying they've broken NDA.




We can see that the fresh X299 chipset needs some more time to mature, but we have some gaming and overclocking charts for you to gander over - and consider buying the 10C/20T chip in the form of the Core i9-7900X over the upcoming Ryzen ThreadRipper range from AMD. My tip: wait.

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GIGABYTE GTX 1080 Ti AORUS WaterForce Xtreme teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 days, 5 hours ago

GIGABYTE is preparing its own GeForce GTX 1080 Ti beast, with the upcoming GTX 1080 Ti WaterForce Xtreme Edition, with a fully custom PCB, and custom AIO watercooling.




VideoCardz has the report, which shows us it should have VR Link, and a huge four years of warranty. GIGABYTE's purported GeForce GTX 1080 Ti WaterForce Xtreme Edition could be one of the most premium GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards released, and you can be sure we'll have hands-on with one as soon as we can.

Age of Empires: Definitive Edition: remastered in 4K

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 5 hours ago

Can you believe it has been 20 years since the release of the original Age of Empires, and now Microsoft has announced that it is working on Age of Empires Definitive Edition, a remastered version of AoE in 4K.



4K isn't the only thing Microsoft is doing with Age of Empires Definitive Edition, as there will noy only be the original base AoE alongside the "Rise of Rome" expansion pack, but there's enhanced gameplay and narration, 16 civilizations to explore, and 10 campaigns to play through.


Feature wise, Microsoft promises: "Fully remastered with beautifully enhanced graphics that support up to 4K, entirely re-orchestrated soundtrack, brand-new narrative, major gameplay improvements, Xbox Live support for multiplayer and achievements, this definitive edition brings back the original "Age of Empires" and its "Rise of Rome" expansion with 16 civilizations ranging from the Stone Age all the way to Romans".

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Xbox game sales to grow 17% in 2017 due to Xbox One X

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 9 hours ago

Xbox One game sales are expected to rise by over 15% in 2017 in part thanks to Microsoft's new high-end Xbox One X system.




Microsoft's latest premium $499 Xbox One X system will catalyze game sales on the Xbox One family of consoles throughout 2017, analyst firm FutureSource Consulting forecasts. According to FutureSource, total Xbox One game sales are expected to rise by 17% to 70 million throughout 2017 with the bulk of game sales happening in Q4 to coincide with the Xbox One X's launch. PS4 game sales are expected to only jump by 3%, however Sony expects to sell 18 million more PS4 units in the fiscal year ending March 2018, bringing the total sales to 68 million units.


The adoption of 4K UHD television sets is also growing, likely sparked by more 4K entertainment options as well as the range of new 4K-enabled video games consoles such as Microsoft's $249 Xbox One S and it's new $399 Xbox One X, and Sony's $399 PlayStation 4 Pro. 4K UHDTVs made up 25% of all televisions sold in 2016, FutureSource reports, and the adoption of 4K TVs is expected to rise 38% in 2017 to account for more than a third of all TVs sold.

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Xbox One X isn't for everyone, says Microsoft

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 11 hours ago

E3 2017 - Xbox division head Phil Spencer says that Microsoft's new $499 Xbox One X isn't for everyone--it's for those experienced players who want the best console hardware available, and want to push 4K gaming and play today's games at the best possible performance.




"The Xbox One X is a console so it's for someone who wants to play video games in a console environment, and it's for someone who wants the best console out there and a premium console experience. It's not for everybody. Just like the Elite controllers--they're not for everybody. Everyone shouldn't spend $150 on a controller," Xbox executive Phil Spencer said in a recent interview with Giant Bomb.


"The Xbox One X is for the gamer who's experienced, whether they're a PC gamer or a current-gen console gamer, and they want the best console experience available."

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Super Mario Odyssey co-op looks like tons of fun

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 5 days, 13 hours ago

E3 2017 - Nintendo's new Super Mario Odyssey looks to be the most exciting Nintendo Switch exclusive the platform has to offer, and the Japanese games-maker highlights how two players can team up and play within the unique 3D platforming world.



As we previously reported, Super Mario Odyssey will have co-op on the Nintendo Switch. Players can detach both of the Switch's included JoyCon controllers and play co-operative two-player on-the-go in Tabletop Mode, or at home in TV Mode. One player will control Mario while the other controls Cappy, Mario's trusty hat. The two-player dynamic is surprisingly fun and deep: Mario can jump on Cappy to close long distances, and Cappy can protect Mario from enemies as well as collect items.


Nintendo Treehouse showcased some of Super Mario Odyssey's two player co-operative mode in a recent video to highlight some of the more entertaining features. While co-op isn't the star of the show perse, it has a very big effect on gameplay, especially certain in-game areas.

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