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MSI debuts 32-inch curved 1080p 165Hz gaming display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

MSI has just announced its new Optix AG32C, a new 32-inch 1080p display with an 1800R curvature. It's a huge display, but the 165Hz refresh rate will help gamers enjoy a smooth experience in a whopping 32-inch size.

 

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The MSI Optix AG32C has a native 1080p resolution, 165Hz refresh rate with AMD FreeSync support, 3000:1 static contrast ratio, and 250 cd/m2 brightness. Connectivity wise we have HDMI 2.0, DP1.2, and dual-link DVI. MSI hasn't revealed pricing just yet, but if you were hoping for a large gaming experience with 32-inch, remember the native 1080p resolution. 1080p should really be enjoyed at up to 27/28-inch or so, while 32-inch is reserved mostly for 4K.

 

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You could squeeze in a large 1440p display into a 32-inch panel and not feel overcrowded, which is something the 165Hz refresh rate will help with. So, MSI... when is a 32-inch 1440p and 4K model coming? 32-inch 4K @ 165Hz... now you'd be talking.

LG is building Europe's largest EV battery factory

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Technology in Vehicles | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

With all of the talk of the largest lithium-ion battery facility in the world being built in my home town of South Australia, news of LG building the largest electric vehicle battery production facility in Europe is of just as large importance.

 

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LG has announced news of a new car battery facotry in Poland, a first of its kind in Europe, that will help the growing demand of batteries by electric vehicle makers. VP of LG Chem, Chang-Beom Kang, said: "The company has chosen Poland as the most competitive location for production to satisfy the needs of European and global car producers".

 

The new facility will cost $1.63 billion, with LG about to break ground in the city of Wroclaw, which is awfully close to Germany, which is a major car manufacturing hub in Europe. LG Chem plans to manufacture up to 100,000 electric vehicle batteries in 2018, while they create 2500 people in the process. The new EV battery factory will also include an R&D center, too.

Destiny 2 requires 68GB of HDD space on the PC

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

The release of Destiny 2 is right around the corner, with Activision and Bungie releasing the PC requirements for the game. PC gamers won't need to be rushing out to upgrade just yet, as you only need an AMD FX-4350 as a minimum, but you will need 6GB of RAM, a 64-bit version of Windows, and 68GB of HDD space.

 

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Bungie suggests PC gamers have an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 2GB or GTX 1050 2GB, or AMD's Radeon HD 7850 2GB as minimum. Recommend PC graphics cards dial up to the GeForce GTX 970 4GB or GTX 1060 6GB, or AMD's Radeon R9 390 8GB. 8GB of RAM is also a recommended PC spec for Destiny 2, while the CPUs drive up to the Core i5-2400/Core i5-7400 or the AMD Ryzen 5 1600X.

 

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Destiny 2 will feature a full spread of great PC features and technologies when it launches, with an uncapped frame rate, 4K support, 21:9 UltraWide monitor support, mouse and keyboard with custom key mapping, text chat, adjustable field of view, FPS counter, FPS target option, detailed PC settings, and more. Bungie have really gone the full nine yards to make sure PC gamers are looked after with Destiny 2.

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LawBreakers drops to just 10 concurrent players in a day

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

LawBreakers was one of the most hyped games of the year, coming from Cliff 'CliffyB' Bleszinski after he had finished up with Gears of War. It was hyped and hyped, but it more than fell flat on its face at release.

 

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Even at its launch, LawBreakers only saw 3000 concurrent gamers, which doesn't even register as a nano-sized blip on Battlegrounds' radar. Even when LawBreakers was in the middle of its free weekend, its peak only topped 1000 players, but then immediately dropped back to its sub-200 levels. Now, there are just a handful of people playing the game, with peaks that are normalizing in at 100 players.

 

Just now, LawBreakers reached a new low of 10 concurrent players, so it's safe to say the game is on life support right now.

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus' theme is 'catharsis'

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus is based on a singular narrative concept: catharsis.

 

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Back when Bethesda teased Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus at E3 2016, I predicted it'd take place in Nazi occupied America (the New Colossus is the name of Emma Lazarus' poem inscribed on the Statue of Liberty). That name alone gave me an idea of what the game would be about, as did my prediction--and that was no mistake. According to Machine Games creative director Jens Matthies, the Nazi-blasting sequel is focused on catharsis.

 

"We always have a theme for each game in terms of the narrative," Matthies said in a recent interview with Stevivor. "In The New Order, the theme was dogma and what it means; the dogmatic sort of philosophy of life, and the consequences of that. And that theme reads through all of the characters and all of the character arcs in the game and the story as a whole."

 

"For [The New Colossus], our theme was catharsis. That's like the thing we write at the top of the whiteboard when we started brainstorming. So, that's something that flows very deeply throughout this game, is the idea of catharsis. I think when you play the game you will get a very strong sense of that."

 

But what is catharsis, exactly? Here's a definition, and my personal thoughts on how the game's theme will ignite the soul of Wolfenstein.

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G.SKILL amps RGB RAM with new 32GB DDR4-4266MHz kits

By: Derek Strickland | More News: RAM | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

G.SKILL has supercharged its new enthusiast-grade TridentZ RGB RAM kits with big capacities to match the 4000MHz+ frequency speeds.

 

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G.SKILL today announced the fastest 32GB RGB RAM kit on the market with its new TridentZ DDR4 configuration. The kit, which is yet another example of G.SKILL constantly pushing the RAM bar further, includes 4x 8GB modules clocked at 4266MHz with CL19-23-23-43 timings and 1.4V of power draw. And of course each module is flavored with scintillating prismatic flux via RGB lighting, adding a splash of beauty to any build.

 

As company the touts, this RAM breakthrough was achieve just a week after Intel's 8th gen Core processors and the new Z370 chipset motherboards came to market. The new 32GB TridentZ RGB DDR4-4266 kit was stress tested on an ASUS ROG Maximus X Hero motherboard alongside a new Intel Core i5-8600K CPU.

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Riot Games founders are 'back in the trenches'

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

The founders of billion-dollar titan Riot Games have shrugged off managerial duties to focus on their passion: making great games.

 

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After years of handling the business of running a colossal video games company like Riot Games, Marc 'Tryndamere' Merrill and Brandon 'Ryze' Beck are happy to be back in the trenches of games development. In a recent announcement post the founders happily proclaimed they are switching things up: instead of tackling the numbers side of things, the duo will be more intimately involved with League of Legends on the ground level, going back to their roots and focusing on the magic that makes the game tick.

 

The Rioters note that the company has grown to 2,500 employees across 20 offices across the globe, and this growth acts as a cushion for widespread support not only for League of Legends, but Riot's other projects as well. "But this growth also meant that the majority of our time is allocated to "managing" the company rather than focusing on creating incredible experiences for players, which is what we really love to do," the founders said in the joint statement. "In our new roles we're going back to focusing on what is ultimately the most important thing we do: making great games."

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GIVEAWAY: Rosewill Nebula GX10 and GX30 Gaming Headsets

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

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You can buy the Nebula GX10 gaming headset and Nebula GX30 gaming headset from Newegg.

 

 

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Epic Games are suing two Fortnite cheaters for $150,000

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Epic Games are serious about cheating, so much so that they're suing two individual for developing software and distributing it to cheating services that enables people to purchase cheating software for their game Fortnite. Epic Games are suing individuals Brandon Broom and Charles Vraspir for copyright infringement that carries a penalty of up to $150,000 each.

 

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Broom and Vraspir are said to be associated with subscription-based cheating service, AdditedCheats.net. This lawsuit has a unique nature to it as Epic Games aren't suing the cheating-service, but rather the individuals themselves. This is similar to the lawsuit that Blizzard Entertainment sued cheating service 'Bossland GMBH' based on the premises of copyright infringement. For the record, Blizzard were successful and the court ordered Bossland GMBH to pay a total of $8.6 million in damages.

 

Epic Games lawsuit claims that Vraspir has been banned at least nine times for cheating in Fortnight and is developing software that is sold via AddictedCheats.net, this software allows others to cheat. Court documents stat that Broom has modified AddictedCheats.net software "so that it is specifically designed to circumvent Epic's technological measures and instructed subscribers to the cheat provider website to do the same."

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Hunt: Showdown set for Steam Early Access

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 week, 2 days ago

Hunt: Showdown is the upcoming multiplayer survival horror game from Crytek that appears to finally see the light of day, despite it's slow and uncertain development process. Set to enter Steam's Early Access program, no official date has been released.

 

 

"You want to create an experience that goes from the game into the player. These guys are really into your world and they're having fun right? And that's what I want, too," creative director Magnus Larbrant told IGN. "I think Early Access for our game is the best thing that could ever happen."

 

For those unfamiliar with Hunt: Showdown's history, the game was originally announced in 2014 under the title 'Hunt: Horrors of the Golden Age' and was slated as the spiritual successor to Darksiders. But due to Crytek's financial difficulties and closure of Crytek USA, the game remained dormant despite Crytek claiming it will enter beta testing in late 2014. Clearly this never happened until Crytek recently announced that the game was back, with a new direction and title- Hunt: Showdown, a multiplayer horror in which teams compete to hunt down monsters in the gloomy and scary swamps of Louisiana.

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