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Secretlab becomes Dota 2 The International 2019 gaming chair partner

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 8 hours ago

Secretlab continues to expand its reach in the gmaing world, offering some of the best gaming chairs your butt will ever have the joy of sitting on, including the players of this year's The International 2019 tournament.




Secretlab's official Dota 2 gaming chairs will rock the Radiant and Fire faction logos from the game, and will be available in both the OMEGA and TITAN families of gaming chairs. The International 2019 has a huge $33 million prize pool for Dota 2 players up f or grabs, the largest prize pool in esports history.


Ian Alexander Ang, CEO and co-founder of Secretlab explains: "To provide our award-winning gaming chairs for The International 2019, and to support the rigours and standards of the world's most skilled Dota 2 professional players is the highest testament of the quality of our gaming seats and the team's continued efforts in creating a top-quality product made for the top professionals".



Better yet, you can WIN one of these exclusive Secretlab OMEGA (2020) TI9 Edition chairs.

Official government emails linked to exposed hentai porn site data

By: Jak Connor | Internet & Websites | Posted: 2 days, 8 hours ago

Most people on the internet are ashamed of their porn searchers, and don't really want that information disclosed to the public. Well, Luscious users should be worried because their user data, searchers, email address and everything else that would be considered personal information was free to grab.




According to the team at vpnMentor, Luscious' account holders had their usernames, email address, activity logs, locational data and much more free for the taking for all 1.195 million users. vpnMentor does say that the data hasn't been stolen as of yet but it was completely accessible, here is what they said "Our team was able to access this database because it was completely unsecured and unencrypted".


vpnMentor also says that they were able to access user accounts 'uploads' section meaning that people could possibly connect their already exposed email addresses, usernames with whatever videos the account has uploaded. This could result in a connection between the account holders real-life name and the video seen on the website, throw into the mix location data and we have a worrisome combination.

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Samsung's new 27-inch curved 240Hz gaming monitor now out for $400

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: 2 days, 8 hours ago

Samsung unveiled two new gaming monitors today at Gamescom 2019 with the curved being the interesting Space Gaming Monitor, clamping to your desk without a stand... while the second is the CRG5 gaming monitor.




Samsung's new CRG5 gaming monitor is the latest in Samsung's family of Curved Gaming Monitors, with the CRG5 unveiled at E3 2019, it has a native 1080p resolution and super-fast 240Hz refresh rate. The fastest refresh rate you can get on a consumer gaming monitor right now.


The 27-inch Samsung CRG5 has 240Hz "RapidCurve" technology and a 1500R curvature, with the 240Hz refresh assisted through NVIDIA G-Sync. So if you match up the new CRG5 with a high-end GeForce RTX 20 series graphics card or even a GTX 16 series card if you're playing something like League of Legends, Overwatch, CS:GO, or Apex Legends at 240FPS.

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Rockstar mystery game Bonaire banned in Australia, probably Bully 2

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 9 hours ago

Australia has been known to ban games in a blink of an eye, and have been critical of the Grand Theft Auto franchise since the original games in the 90s from Rockstar and now its latest mystery game 'Bonaire' has been banned.




Bonaire? Yes, Bonaire. A new mystery game that was refused classification Down Under, with Kotaku spotting and reporting that they couldn't find any other listings for Bonaire or "other relevant applications from Rockstar or Take Two on ratings agency boards in South Korea, Europe's PEGI system, or Taiwan's Game Software Rating Information".


For the game to be banned before it's even announced is a strange, but the Classification Board in Australia is strict as heck. The board recently banned a slew of games including Kingdom Come: Deliverance, DayZ, We Happy Few, and Hotline Miami... so what about Bonaire, we don't even know what it is, I guess.

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Samsung Space Gaming Monitor clamps to your desk, drops monitor stand

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: 2 days, 9 hours ago

Samsung unveiled a couple of new gaming monitors at Gamescom 2019, with the exciting new Samsung Space Gaming Monitor. Yeah, space gaming monitor.




The new Space Gaming Monitor does things a little differently, with Samsung using a built-in clamp that secures the monitor to the desk in place of the traditional monitor stand. What this allows is the Samsung Space Gaming Monitor to do is be clamped to your desk, and thanks to its nifty flexible hinge, it can be pushed to the back of the desk or right up front for those all-night gaming sessions.


The Samsung Space Gaming Monitor has a 32-inch panel with a native 2560x1440 resolution and slick 144Hz refresh rate, all backed up by AMD FreeSync technology.

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Need for Speed Heat gameplay trailer teased, mobile app announced

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 9 hours ago

EA has been burning the rubber of its Need for Speed Heat hype, while during Gamescom the company revealed the first gameplay trailer for Need for Speed Heat. Check it out:



Ghost Games is developing Need for Speed Heat which takes place in the Palm City, a fictional city that looks like Miami, which will see you get behind the wheel of, and tweaks cars to race both during the day and at night. It's a much more elaborate Need for Speed than we've ever had before, with different racing styles on offer in both day and night.


Better yet, Need for Speed Heat lets you switch between day and night when you want... so there is no day night cycle where you have to wait all day to get to the night races. Once the sun sets, illegal street racing takes place where you earn valuable Rep, but you cause Heat which will send rogue cops after you.


Need for Speed Heat will also work with a companion mobile app, which is available on both Android and iOS. NFS Heat Studio will let you collect, unlock, and customize your cars on-the-go which are then injected into the full game.

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Alienware AW3420DW: 34-inch 3440x1440 at 120Hz with G-Sync for $1500

By: Anthony Garreffa | Displays & Projectors | Posted: 2 days, 10 hours ago

Dell has just unveiled its latest flagship UltraWide gaming monitor, the new Alienware AW3420DW which builds on the foundation of its predecessor from 2017 -- right down to its 3440x1440 resolution, 120Hz refresh, and G-Sync tech.




But there are many areas where Dell has made some improvements in the new Alienware AW3420DW, first of which is the out-of-this-world design on the monitor. It looks like the just-announced Alienware Aurora R9 gaming PCs, something that would look truly awesome combined.


It's not just the design but the technology side of things is something Dell isn't shying away from, with the new Alienware AW3420DW packing higher display brightness, and an IPS-based panel with new Nano Color technology.

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Corsair launches new Elgato 4K60 Pro MK.2 capture card for $250

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 10 hours ago

Elgato has just announced its new 4K60 Pro MK.2 capture card, with the now Corsair owned company unveiling the new capture card at Gamescom 2019.




The original Elgato 4K60 Pro arrived in 2017 at $400, but the new 4K60 Pro MK.2 is just $250. It is still only able to capture 4K at 60FPS (even though there are plenty of 120-144Hz panels on the market now) but it supports 1080p at up to an impressive 240Hz, as well as supporting HDR this time around.


If you're a serious streamer you can now throw multiple Elgato 4K60 Pro MK.2 cards into a system, capturing multiple 4K streams at once.

MSI teases triple-slot, dual-fan Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING card

By: Anthony Garreffa | Video Cards | Posted: 2 days, 11 hours ago

MSI recently launched its Radeon RX 5700 XT EVOKE OC graphics card (my review here), its first custom Navi card -- but the company isn't finished, it has just teased its new GAMING variant at Gamescom 2019.




The new MSI Radeon RX 5700 XT GAMING series card is a chunkier triple-slot, dual-fan graphics card with dual 8-pin PCIe power connectors. We can expect higher GPU clocks on the MSI RX 5700 XT GAMING than the MSI RX 5700 XT EVOKE OC, but the company hasn't detailed those just yet.




MSI has even got a countdown for the RX 5700 GAMING launch, which is 3 weeks away. Above and below, we have some photos of the card. They're from screengrabs from a YouTube video, so I apologize for the quality.

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EA reveals Star Wars Battlefront II 2019 roadmap, 4-player co-op mode

By: Anthony Garreffa | Gaming | Posted: 2 days, 12 hours ago

EA has just detailed the roadmap for content coming to Star Wars: Battlefront II, with a bunch of content dropping into the game before Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker releases this year as another money printing machine.




There will be significant changes coming to Battlefront II with one of the most exciting things being 4-player co-op mode that will come in September. In the 4-player online co-op you will "team up with three other players for a large-scale player vs. enemy adventure. You can choose to play as either the Galactic Republic or the Separatist Alliance".


EA details the exciting new co-op mode as a "PvE experience designed for squads of up to four players as they look to progress through objectives. You can choose to play as either the Galactic Republic or the Separatist Alliance and partake in massive battles on all five of our Clone Wars era planets: Kashyyyk, Kamino, Naboo, Geonosis, and Felucia".


EA is in the middle of battling its fans between "convenience microtransactions" in Need for Speed Heat, to Apex Legends developer Respawn Entertainment calling its user base "ass-hats" and "freeloaders" forcing its CEO and co-founder to apologize. At least it seems to be doing well with fans and Battlefront II, finally.

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