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May 13, 2018

Astro Gaming Announces DreamHack Open 2018 Sponsorship

Astro Gaming has officially announced that they will once again be sponsoring DreamHack Open for the 2018 year. Starting in 2012, DreamHack Open is one of the largest gaming tournaments every year. For 2018, DreamHack Open will feature eight live events in Europe and North America with a total prize pool of $800,000. DreamHack Open will feature the popular FPS, CS: GO where eight teams will compete live for a $100,000 prize pool. The first of the eight events has already taken place in Leipzig, Germany in January.

“One of your primary goals at ASTRO Gaming is continuing to expand our support of the global esports, and DreamHack’s efforts and vision [...]

 
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February 7, 2018

Razer Signs Two-Year Sponsorship with KSV eSports, Adds Seoul Dynasty to their Team Roster

Razer is adding a few more championship teams to their roster of sponsored elite esports teams as the company signed a two-year partnership deal with KSV eSports in which Razer will begin providing all current and future KSV eSports teams with pro-tournament grade mice, keyboards, headsets, and surfaces.

With this new partnership, Razer is now the official sponsor to KSV eSports’ Seoul Dynasty Overwatch team and will be providing them with esports grade gaming peripherals for their 2018 season and tournament activities.

According to Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan, “Helping ambitious organizations and players reach the next level has been a matter of [...]

 
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October 6, 2017

Assassin’s Creed Origins PC System Requirements Revealed

For those waiting patiently for the latest installment in the highly popular Assassin’s Creed franchise, Assassin’s Creed Origins, Ubisoft recently released system requirements for the PC version of the game so you can make preparations to play when it launches on October 27.

Assassin’s Creed Origins which will be set in ancient Egypt is expected to feature the largest worlds in the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

MINIMUM CONFIGURATION OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only) PROCESSOR: Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6350 @ 3.9 GHz or equivalent VIDEO CARD: NVIDIA GeForce GTX660 or AMD R9 270 (2048 MB [...]

 
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October 3, 2017

PUBG Hit With “Review Bomb” After Inserting In-Game Ads

Players Unknown Battlegrounds (PUGB for short) was hit with a massive number of negative reviews after inserting in-game ads on its Chinese servers.

The reviews started flowing after players on the Chinese servers began seeing advertisements in-game promoting a VPN service. The Chinese players, already unsatisfied with the game’s server performance in China, voiced their disdain by down voting the game in doves. Flooding a game with negative reviews, know as “review bombing” has become a popular way for players to voice their dissatisfaction.

Surprisingly, the negative reviews from the Chinese players triggered a wave of international [...]

 
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August 25, 2017

Half-Life 3 Plot Released By Series’ Lead Writer

Marc Laidlaw, a lead writer for the Half-Life series, has just posted the plot for the third instalment on his website. Hold your breath while reading, because this is the closing curtains rather than a confirmation for the game.

It seems like Dr Gordon Freeman, the protagonist of the series, has had an epic adventure to excuse his absence. The silent doctor struggled in the desperate the crusaded through time in the Borealis, invented teleportation devices, and saw his infamous rival, G-Man, snatch away Alyx Vance. Now, he’s back in a world where the resistance no longer thrived, his friends gone, and his legacy forgotten.

And here we are. I spoke [...]

 
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August 24, 2017

Xbox One X Scorpio Edition Pre-Orders Sold Out in Less Than a Day

If you were planning on scoring one of the special edition Xbox One X Scorpio Edition gaming consoles, you may be out of luck.

According to a recent Gamescom 2017 interview by the YouTube channel Rocket Beans, it appears that although the new console was expected to sell well, even Microsoft didn’t expect it to sell this well. During the interview, Microsoft Head of Xbox Marketing Aaron Greenberg revealed that despite the company preparing enough inventory to “last about a week”, the new special edition of the gaming console actually sold out in less than a day with Amazon’s inventory selling out in just twenty five minutes.

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August 1, 2017

Minecraft Better Together Beta Now Available

Back at E3 2017, Microsoft announced several updates coming for Minecraft. Among them is the Better Together update, which unifies Windows, Android and Xbox versions of Minecraft into one edition for true cross-platform play.

Today, Microsoft is releasing the beta for the Windows and Android Minecraft players with the Xbox One beta coming in the following days. Microsoft says this is to help stress-test and find any bugs associated with the new update, and the reward for gamers is of course access to cross-platform play and all the new features associated with the update.

Some of the updated features includes ravines, fireworks, armor stands, recipe book, [...]

 
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July 21, 2017

Blizzard Ending Support for Windows XP and Vista

Still one of those holdouts on upgrading past Windows Vista, but really, really love playing World of Warcraft? Well, that’s too bad because Blizzard has made the decision to pull the plug on support for the older operating systems which Microsoft itself hasn’t supported since 2012.

According to Blizzard, the decision was made to continue supporting the older operating systems after its official EOL date by Microsoft because a significant portion of gamers were still on the older OSes, but most have now upgraded to one of the newer operating systems.

Blizzard plans to pull the plug in a staggered schedule starting in October of this year. Once [...]

 
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July 10, 2017

Oculus Rift Bundle Now Discounted to $399, For a Limited Time

It looks like Oculus is making a more aggressive push now that VR as well as VR capable gaming PC technology has matured significantly over the past few years.

Following the permanent $200 price cut earlier this year which brought the Oculus Rift + Touch Controller bundle price to a much more palatable $598, Oculus is further discounting the Oculus Rift Bundle to $399 for the next few weeks.

If you’ve been on the fence about an Oculus Rift, now may finally be time to take the plunge. The Oculus Rift Bundle (Oculus Rift + Touch Controller) with the updated pricing is now available at Amazon and Best Buy.

 
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July 2, 2017

Starcraft Remastered Pre-Orders Now Open, Available August 14

Die hard Starcraft fans will be happy to know that Blizzard has recently announced that Starcraft Remastered will be available starting August 14.

The remastered edition of Starcraft will bring significant graphics to the game, supporting resolutions up to 4K so you no longer have to play Starcraft at a pitiful 640×480 on your brand spankin’ new 35-inch, 200Hz, G-Sync monitor. Other enhancements include upgraded audio/sound, a new matchmaking and leaderboard system, and cloud saving for campaign, hotkeys, and replays.

Starcraft: Remastered will include both the original Starcraft and the Starcraft: Brood War expansion and can now be [...]

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