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January 21, 2017

Ubisoft Reveals For Honor PC System Requirements

Ubisoft has just revealed the PC specifications for their upcoming multiplayer action hack and slash video game, For Honor, which is set to release on February 14th for PC, Xbox One and PS4.

For Honor PC System RequirementsMINIMUMCPU: Intel Core i3-550 | AMD Phenom II X4 955 or equivalent GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX660/GTX750ti/GTX950/GTX1050 or AMD Radeon HD6970/HD7870/R9 270/R9 370/RX460 VRAM: 2GB or more. RAM: 4GB OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)RECOMMENDEDCPU: Intel Core i5-2500K | AMD FX-6350 or equivalent GPU: NVIDIA GeForce GTX680/GTX760/GTX970/GTX1060 orAMD Radeon R9 280X/R9 380/RX470 VRAM: 2GB or more. RAM: 8GB OS: Windows 7, [...]
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January 21, 2017

AOC Announces Agon 35-inch Curved Ultrawide QHD G-Sync Gaming Monitor

 

AOC has announced the latest in its lineup of Agon gaming monitors: the AG352UCG is a 35-inch, 3440 x  1440 ultrawide gaming monitor which features NVIDIA’s G-Sync variable refresh rate technology.

Agon AG352UCG Ultrawide G-Sync Gaming Monitor

The AG352UCG features an AU Optronics VA panel with a maximum refresh rate of 100Hz, along with a 4ms response time. The panel boasts an impressive 100% sRGB color coverage, in addition to a 2000R curvature. That said, not all things are equal as the brightness is set to a mere 300 nits. This is somewhat compensated by the 2500:1 contrast ratio as well as the 178-degree viewing angles. 

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January 21, 2017

Halo Wars 2 Blitz Beta Goes Live on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC

Real-time strategy fans will be pleased to hear that Microsoft’s latest foray into the RTS-genre, Halo Wars 2 has finally hit open beta on both Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One game consoles.

Halo Wars 2 Blitz Multiplayer Beta

 

The Halo Wars 2 Blitz multiplayer beta offers players a chance to try out the all-new Blitz multiplayer game mode which will be included with Halo Wars 2 when it launches on February 21st. This new game mode offers a unique twist on old-school RTS-style gameplay, giving players a much faster paced and streamlined experience.

Rather than deploying traditional RTS-style resource collection, base building, and [...]

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January 20, 2017

Toshiba May Spin-Off Part of Semiconductor Business, Western Digital Possible Suitor

It’s no secret that Toshiba has been struggling over the past few years. In 2015, their CEO, Hisao Tanaka, stepped down over a major accounting scandal back where it was determined that they had over-reported operating profits by a tune of $1.2 Billion USD over the course of seven years. More recently Toshiba is looking at possibly writing off several billion US dollars due to massive losses in their nuclear power division.

In an effort to raise some capital, a new report from Nikkei Asian Review, suggests that Toshiba may be looking at spinning off their NAND/semiconductor business and selling approximately 20% interest in the company. This would help raise [...]

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January 21, 2017

Samsung 850 Pro 4TB Delayed Due to NAND Shortage

At CES 2017, Samsung had originally planned to launch the Samsung 850 Pro 4TB which would’ve made the Samsung 850 Pro not only the fastest consumer SATA SSD on the market, but also the highest capacity as well. However, after scouring the CES show floor for SSD related announcements and not seeing the drive on display at CES 2017, Tom’s Hardware reached out to Samsung’s PR agency for some information where they received the following:

“As a result of the worldwide NAND shortage, Samsung is focused on allocating NAND to products where we see the greatest demand. We will let you know when further updates on the 850 PRO 4TB are available.”

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January 20, 2017

EA Releases Video Teaser for Battlfield 1 “They Shall Not Pass” DLC

EA has just released a 14 second clip that gave us a glimpse of the upcoming “They Shall Not Pass” DLC for Battlefield 1.

The new DLC will be based around the French army and its contributions to WWI. Of course, the DLC will also be packed with new weapons, maps, cosmetics, and possibly new game modes as well.

The fire-licked battlefield in the trailer paints a gritty scene. According to chatters around the web, the battle of Verdun will be heavily featured in this DLC.

Be ready. First details coming next week. pic.twitter.com/AOi2mYKlD4

— Battlefield (@Battlefield) January 20, 2017

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January 20, 2017

CES 2017: In Win Debuts Tou 2.0, D-Frame 2.0 and 301 Chassis, Aurora RGB Fans

At CES 2017, we had the opportunity to visit In Win, a company known for making some of the most interesting and innovative PC chassis available today. With a reputation like that, it goes without saying that there are some high expectations for any new product they release, fortunately, we were not disappointed with what they had to offer this year.

In Win Tou 2.0 Mirrored Chassis

Starting off our tour, we took a look at the latest in the company’s “Signature” series of cases: the tou 2.0. Like its predecessor, the tou 2.0 is an all-aluminum chassis fitted with angled tempered glass panels which are fully reflective and mirror-like when the [...]

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January 19, 2017

CES 2017: Phanteks Displays Enthoo Elite, Project 217, 217S Concept Chassis

At CES 2017, we had the opportunity to spend some time with our friends at Phanteks, and take a look at some of their awesome new cases and concept designs which includes their highly anticipated, flagship Enthoo Elite chassis.

 

Phanteks Launches Enthoo Elite Ultra Full Tower Chassis

The Enthoo Elite is what Phanteks is calling an “Ultra Full Tower” chassis for its massive size, which makes it even larger than your run-of-the-mill full tower chassis. In fact, the system is so large that it can actually house two whole systems, complete with liquid cooling loops.

The final version of the Enthoo Elite includes a number of [...]

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January 19, 2017

Microsoft Begins Shipping HoloLens to Japan

Microsoft recently added Japan to the list of countries that will receive the HoloLens, the company’s esteemed augmented reality headset.

Japan will be receiving both the developer as well as the commercial editions of HoloLens. Microsoft states that one of its biggest partners, Japan Airlines, has already prepared two proof-of-concept programs ready to use with HoloLens. The new programs will focus on providing training to mechanics and would be pilots.

“We continue to be inspired by the work developers and customers are doing with HoloLens across the globe…Japan is no different.”

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January 19, 2017

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Discounted Heavily as Vega Nears Closer

Out with the old, and in with the new. That is a mantra that has been echoed throughout history. Of course, before releasing a new product, you need to clear out inventory of the older product it will be replacing. As such, a variety of retailers have begun heavily discounting AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo.

AMD Radeon Pro Duo Heavily Discounted – $799 on Newegg

AMD’s Radeon Pro Duo is a dual-GPU graphics solution aimed at “prosumers” that is, gamers who create content and content creators who game. The board packs two of AMD’s previous flagship Fiji GPUs, which are also found on the company’s Fury X graphics card. It was released back [...]

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