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Secret of Mana remaster announced

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 25, 2017 7:20 pm

Square Enix will breathe new life into the SNES RPG classic Secret of Mana in early 2018.




To celebrate Secret of Mana's 15th anniversary, Square Enix today announced the golden age JRPG will be fully remastered for release on PlayStation 4, PlayStation Vita, and PC in 2018. The Japanese games-maker will breathe new life into the old-school title with fully remastered HD graphics--I personally like the bit-style sprites myself--along with updated sound effects, voice overs, and a new musical score. For some reason Square Enix is skipping the Nintendo Switch despite the game being an absolutely perfect fit for the device, and is yet another major classic remaster/collection that's passed the system by.


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Half-Life 2: Episode 3 plot revealed by game writer

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 25, 2017 3:22 pm

Marc Laidlaw, ex-Valve employee and lead writer on Half-Life 2, today stirred up some old ghosts by publishing the plot summary for Half-Life 2: Episode 3.




These days Half-Life might in fact be dead, but back in the days before Marc Laidlaw left Valve, the series was very much alive. As we all know Half-Life 2: Episode 3 was never released and remains a curious part of gaming history, and today that history transitions from campfire legend to indisputable fact.


Mr. Laidlaw exposed the scrapped game's plot with an illuminating blog post that discusses Gordon Freeman's continued journey after the events of Episode 2. Of course the publishing of this outline probably means Half-Life 2: Episode 3 will never ever release, but that's something most of us came to terms with long ago.

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Thermaltake launch their View 71 Tempered Glass series

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 25, 2017 1:37 pm

Thermaltake will expand their View Series lineup this month with the launch of the beautiful View 71 Tempered Glass RGB Edition Full Tower Chassis and the View 71 Tempered Glass Edition Full Tower Chassis.



Featuring an elegant four-side tempered glass and swing door design, the View 71 series is not only fascinating in appearance, multiple pre-installed 140mm Riing Blue or Riing RGB fans deliver outstanding ventilation and superior performance. With seven drive trays with modular drive racks, the View 71 TG series can deliver outstanding storage capabilities and liquid cooling expansion.


Supporting the latest PC hardware, the only limitation of Thermaltake's View 71 TG series, is the user's imagination. Thermaltake View 71 Tempered Glass Edition Full Tower Chassis Series will be available for purchase on the TT Premium online shop in late August.

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Thermaltake release the ultimate RGB radiator

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 25, 2017 12:22 pm

Thermaltake have introduced their latest RGB radiator for advanced watercooled gaming systems; the Pacific RL360 Plus RGB Radiator.




Built for 120mm high-static pressure fans, this 360mm radiator is manufactured from premium-quality German zinc alloy aluminium and aerospace-grade materials that provide exceptional performance, unrivaled reliability.


The exclusively designed LED strip utilizes cutting-edge thermal techniques with a 16.8 million colours LED that is controlled by the Riing Plus RGB Software and an exclusively designed mobile app. This software is not only capable of customize the lighting effect, users can also monitor fan performance and track CPU temperature. Integrated G1/4" threads allow for a pleasurable installation, while rigid connections ensure leak-resistant measures are in place.

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Lian Li's Flagship PC-V3000 has landed

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 25, 2017 11:49 am

Lian Li have unleashed their flagship full-tower PC case, the PC-V3000. This case certainly lives up to Lian Li's vision of being the ultimate aluminium and tempered glass full-tower case. The PC-V3000 takes full advantage of Lian Li's traditional dual chamber design and is the first Lian Li chassis that is capable of housing four radiators, bringing its liquid cooling capacity to an unrivaled level for its class.




The PC-V3000 exudes the true style of a high-quality class-leading chassis without holding back on features or functionality. External panels are made of high-quality brush aluminium featuring Lian Li's patented rivet locking mechanism for easy installation or removal of panels while combining Lian Li's largest tempered glass panel to date .

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Age of Empires: Definitive Edition gets a release date

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 25, 2017 10:31 am

With the recent announcement of Age of Empires IV, Microsoft continued the good news for RTS fans by announcing a release date for the upcoming Age of Empires: Definitive Edition, October 17 2017.



This coincides with Age of Empires 20th year anniversary, which graced our PC's back on October 15, 1997.


Age of Empires: DE will be a fully remastered version of the original with enhanced 4K graphics, remastered soundtrack and improved gameplay including attack move commands, increased population cap, contextual rally points, unit queuing and right-click scrolling.



In case Age of Empires fans weren't completely satisfied, Microsoft also announced that Age of Empires II and Age of Empires III would also receive Definitive Editions in the future.

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Frontier announce Jurassic World Evolution

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 25, 2017 9:30 am

Frontier Developments have announced their upcoming release, Jurassic World Evolution. Along with this exciting news, Frontier also included an announcement trailer for your enjoyment.



Frontier explain how every choice impacts the game by leading the player along different paths. You will also be responsible for every aspect of your Jurassic World including construction of attractions, containments and research. Perhaps the most interesting aspect is being responsible for bio-engineering of new dinosaur breeds, this could explain the 'spectacular challenges' Frontier have mentioned.


All this chaos will take place on the legendary island of Isla Nublar and the surrounding islands of the Muertes Archipelago. Information is rather limited at present, with only PC, PS4 and Xbox One releases scheduled for summer 2018.

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Corsair announce new VOID PRO gaming headsets

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Aug 25, 2017 9:30 am

Gamescom continues to deliver for the gaming community. This time it's Corsair announcing the release of their new VOID PRO gaming headset range.



The VOID PRO gaming headset line-up consists of three different models all sharing the same custom-tuned 50mm neodymium speaker drivers and Dolby® Headphone 7.1 surround sound. This creates an immersive, detailed audio that pulls you right into the action. The improvements don't stop there from Corsair, with improved comfort and a lightweight and durable aluminium construction to complement the improved audio quality.

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Battlegrounds next dense, urban jungle map teased

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 25, 2017 4:43 am

Brendan "PlayerUnknown" Greene teased a new image of Battlegrounds upcoming new map, which rocks an awesome-looking desert style, and a dense city center with a heap of buildings that are up to eight stories tall.




The development team at Bluehole have been working on Battlegrounds' new maps for a while now, with an earlier work-in-progress sketch including a look at the entire map.




The new map will change the dynamics of Battlegrounds up, offering players more vertical gameplay inside of the buildings. Or on the outside, or on top, or inside the buildings and working their way up, or down. It's going to be a fun ride, but we don't know when the new map will go live just yet.

FIFA 18 runs at 1080p 60FPS docked on Nintendo Switch

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 25, 2017 3:53 am

FIFA 18 is going to be a kick ass game on the Nintendo Switch, with a FIFA producer confirming FIFA 18 will run at 1080p 60FPS when the Switch is docked, and 720p 60FPS when it's in portable mode.



The Supervising Producer on FIFA 18 told website Nintendo Everything: "We spent a lot of time actually understanding what the console is. In dock, what we're seeing right now, for example, is 1080p run running at 60 frames per second", confirming a 1080p resolution in docked mode. "When you plug out and you play in handheld it's 720p".


The team spent considerable time nailing optimizations to hit 60FPS in both handheld and docked modes, with the FIFA 18 producer adding: "We spent a lot of time making sure that transition happens seamlessly and you still get 60 frames per second".

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