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Razer introduces Seiren Pro digital microphone for users

Gaming specialist Razer has announced the Razer Seiren Pro, a digital microphone designed for people recording videos and audio to be shared online. The microphone is available for pre-order now, and will launch in May.

 

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The microphone allows users to record via analog XLR or digital USB, and can be plugged into mixing boards and cameras. A high-pass filter helps eliminate low-end ambient noises that can lead to poor sounding audio during recording.

 

"With the success of YouTube, Twitch and the likes, there is a greater demand for high-fidelity recording equipment than ever before," said Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer. "Our second condenser microphone, the Razer Seiren Pro, delivers what video game streamers are looking for and provides great value to YouTubers, musicians and anyone looking to capture sound clearly."

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Wolfenstein: The Old Blood requires 4GB of RAM, 38GB of HDD space

Bethesda has announced the PC requirements for Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, which won't require gamers to have a super high-end PC to play their latest first-person shooter. The minimum requirements are:

 

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So you'll need 4GB of RAM and 38GB HDD space minimum, with the recommended 8GB of RAM not being too high these days. Especially with its predecessor requiring 50GB of HDD space. The studio recommends 3GB of VRAM on either an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD Radeon R9 280, which is quite conservative.

 

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Bethesda is also reiterating that you won't require Wolfenstein: The New Order to play The Old Blood, as it is a standalone product. Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches on May 5 across the world for Xbox One, PS4 and PC. The game has already started pre-loading on the Xbox One, with pre-loading to begin on May 1 for the PC, and May 3 for the PS4.

Batman: Arkham Knight DLC includes super villains, and much more

Rocksteady Studios is pushing into the marketing campaign of Batman: Arkham Knight before its launch, with the announcement of the Season Pass for the game.

 

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Batman: Arkham Knight's Season Pass will include the DLCs that will roll out after the first six months of release, giving gamers story missions, super villains and more. The Season Pass itself will cost $39.99, but the Premium Edition of Batman: Arkham Knight can be purchased for a total of $99.

 

The super villains invading Gotham sounds like it could be fun, but there will be "legendary Batmobile skins, advanced challenge maps, alternative character skins, and new driveable race tracks".

Steam's midweek madness pushes Ubisoft titles for 75% off

Interested in Call of Juarez Gunslinger for $4.48 or Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon for the same price? Steam is currently running its midweek madness special, seeing the 'Ubisoft Arcade' promotion kick into overdrive with 75% off popular titles.

 

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If you're looking for more you can purchase Call of Juarez Gunslinger and Far Cry 3 - Blood Dragon together for $7.48 or a whole arcade pack of Ubisoft greatness for just under $15.

 

Why are you still reading this? It's time to punish your wallet yet again.

ESL and ESEA team up to create a $1,000,000 CS:GO league

Featuring two invitational divisions, the ESL ESEA Pro League will see 12 teams from North America and 12 from Europe fight it out to win their share of $1,000,000 in prize money.

 

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With online matches played weekly on ESEA's servers, ESL will be hosting the live finals events in Cologne and Los Angeles. Two seasons total will be run throughout 2015 and boast a gigantic $500,000 cash prize each. Set as the biggest cash offer to date in CS:GO history, the two organizations have said they will be increasing this prize pot in the future.

 

Set to kick off on May 4th 2015, more information will be released very soon. ESEA president and CEO Eric Thunberg stated that "ESEA is where the pros play" and is said to be partaking in this partnership with ESL in order to help grow the global competitive CS:GO scene.

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CD Projekt Red says 'there's no loading times' for The Witcher 3

We already know that The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a gigantic game, but with a game of that size, one lingering question remains: how much time will we spend in loading screens? Well, none. Zero. Zilch.

 

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Senior Environment Artist on The Witcher 3, Jonas Mattsson, said during an interview with Gamespot that there are "no loading times". This is a big deal, where he continued: "No, there's no loading times. Only when you actually start the game, when die and load the game, or when you fast travel. That fast travel loading time depends on how far you have to travel of course. If you just fast travel a little bit, it's a really short loading time".

 

Mattsson continues: "One of the goals we had, was to keep the experience as fluid as possible. When you play, you don't want to have the loading screen because it takes you out of the game a bit. We wanted to make sure that it was as smooth as possible, one big experience. For us, that was really important. I think we achieved that because, as you said, just going in and out of a building, there's no loading time. Nothing. It's just creates this really nice experience".

 

We have reported previously that The Witcher 3 will have dynamic beards, permanent death with its 'Dark' mode, and more. So the news of no loading times only adds to our excitement on the game.

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Mafia 3 announcement rumored for E3 2015, will be set in Louisiana

The two Mafia games have been fan favorites for years, but the news of a third Mafia game has been non-existent, until now. Rumor has it that Mafia 3 will be unveiled during E3 2015 in June, for the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

 

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We are expected to receive a gameplay trailer during E3, but as for the characters in Mafia 3, this is the surprise. We will reportedly have Joe as the lead character, as well as Vito, with the game being set in Louisiana. There will be three new characters introduced: Franklin, Tony and Mickey, thanks to news that 2K put out a casting call for three new characters.

 

We should expect the full announcement of Mafia 3 during E3 2015 which runs in LA between June 16-18, 2015.

Seattle startup Unikrn banks on rising popularity of eSports

Unikrn, a Seattle-based startup with a focus on creating a unique eSports ecosystem, will allow gamers to bet on organized, sanctioned eSports competitions - and will feature live viewing, discussions and competitive odds directly on its website.

 

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Sood, the co-founder and CEO of Unikrn is best known as founder of VoodooPC and the former GM of Microsoft Ventures, and he teased additional details about Unikrn for weeks to go. The Unikrn Arena is designed to provide a safe betting atmosphere, while Unikrn and Tabcorp helped work out legal issues, betting and gaming matters, and liquidity to improve stability.

 

Unikrn's platform has been in development since last November, and the company has raised $3 million with over $5 million committed, according to Sood.

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Microsoft taking new approach to E3 this year, Xbox boss says

Microsoft is taking a fresh approach to promoting and marketing the Xbox One, video game titles, and PC gaming during E3 in June.

 

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Head of Xbox boss Phil Spencer has promised "some interesting changes this year for briefing and the week." It's unknown when Microsoft will host its press conference, but could be on the same day as Electronic Arts, Sony, and Ubisoft at the beginning of E3 week.

 

The company will discuss both Xbox One games and PC titles, with Spencer offering the following answer to Twitter users: "We'll have some of both."

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Avalanche Studios releases Just Cause 3 gameplay on PlayStation 4

Avalanche Studios has released gameplay footage of Just Cause 3 being played on the Sony PlayStation 4! The open world game trailer features protagonist Rico Rodriguez throwing a pilot out of a fighter jet, buildings exploding, high-speed car chases, and general mayhem. The game studio wanted to make sure gamers have plenty of missions to complete and a widespread environment that can be explored during the game.

 

 

"[We're] designing a game that constantly encourages exploration and challenges players... not to break the game, but explore the game." said Christofer Sundberg, founder and creative director of Avalanche Studios, in a statement to The Verge. "I like to see our players as anarchists. You can't really tell them what to do. If you tell them to go right, they will absolutely go left. Or up and down, in this case. So, design a game that really encourages experimenting and exploring and not trying to set up rules for the player."

 

Just Cause 3 will launch in time for Christmas on the Xbox One, PS4 and PC.

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