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October 24, 2016

Battlefield 1 PC Performance Analysis

At long last the latest and heavily anticipated Battlefield game has been released. Showcasing the grim atmosphere of World War 1 the game takes us from the trenches in France, to the Ottoman Empire in modern day Turkey.

The Battlefield series has always been one of the quintessential PC titles since the original Battlefield 1942 way back in 2002 and its developer DICE has been known for going the extra mile for PC gamers, with fantastic hardware optimization and being at the forefront of AMD’s mantle back in Battlefield 4, though Battlefield games have always been plagued with glitches and bugs at launch the worst of which was Battlefield 4 and while having [...]

 
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October 11, 2016

Battlefield 1 Server Rentals Detailed, No More 3rd Party Servers

Interested in renting a server for your clan? Well here’s some information you might want to know. EA has released some details regarding the server rentals in Battlefield 1.

According to the official Battlefield blog, EA will start rolling out a Rent-a-Server program that lets players set up their own private and public Battlefield 1 servers. Servers settings such as timers, map rotation, game modes, etc. can be configured manually.

EA believes that its own servers will be a superior choice to 3rd party servers and can provide a more consistent experience in both performance and troubleshooting. Prior to Battlefield 1, EA allowed third party companies to [...]

 
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September 20, 2016

Battlefield 1 Official Requirements Revealed

The latest installment of EA DICE’s long-running, Battlefield 1 will be available in just a little over a month on October 21st. With that in mind, fans of the series are likely anxious to find out what it’ll take to run the game at their desired settings. Today, we finally have an idea as DICE has released the official system requirements on the Battlefield 1 website.

Battlefield 1 System Requirements

Minimum Specs:

OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350 Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K Memory: 8GB RAM Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB Graphics card (NVIDIA): NVIDIA GeForce® GTX 660 2GB DirectX: 11.0 [...]
 
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August 15, 2016

Battlefield 1 Open Beta Confirmed Starting August 31

Remember how the Battlefield 1 open beta was originally rumored to begin shortly after GamesCom? Well, it seems the rumors have panned out as expected. A recent post on the Battlefield blog confirms that the Battlefield 1 Open Beta will begin on August 31 for PC, Xbox One, and Playstation 4. Battlefield Insider members will get early access and if you’re not a member, be sure to sign up by August 21 to be one of the first to play the open beta!

According to the blog post, the Battlefield 1 open beta will give gamers access to one map and two gamemodes. The map will be the Sinai Desert map, which is a desert battlefield located East of El-Jifar. With the map, the [...]

 
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July 20, 2016

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC Free Until July 26, Adds New Game Mode, Weapons, Gadgets, Vehicle

With the impending launch of Battlefield 1, EA is bringing gamers back to the Battlefield with a free DLC promotion.

From now until July 26, gamers can pick up Battlefield 4 Naval Strike for free, which includes several new maps set in the South China Sea including Lost Islands, Nansha Strike, Wave Breaker, and Operation Mortar. Additionally, the Naval Strike DLC also includes five new weapons (AR-160, SR-2, AWS, SR338, SW40), several new gadgets (M320 3GL, AA Mine), a new vehicle (ACV), and a new game mode called Carrier Assault Mode.

This is one of several new DLCs which was made free in the past few months in preparation for Battlefield 1. Earlier this year, [...]

 
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July 9, 2016

Review: Thermaltake Tt eSPORTS Poseidon Z RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Thermaltake’s Legendary Keyboard Gets an Upgrade

One of the most cost-efficient ways to improve the looks of a keyboard is to slap on some pretty lights. This is an easy way to boost the “wow” factor without complicated modifications and additional investment from the manufacturer.

That’s exactly what Thermaltake did with its hugely popular Poseidon Z keyboard. The Poseidon Z is well-known around the web for being one the most affordable and value-oriented keyboards on the market. Not only does its price give gamers an incentive to upgrade from membrane, it does so without compromising on build quality.

Today we’ll be taking a look at [...]

 
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March 31, 2016

Review: Cooler Master Quick Fire XTi Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

Red + Blue

Mechanical keyboards have long established themselves as the go-to choice for gamers looking for ultimate reliability and performance. Cooler Master, a veteran in the gaming peripherals market, has been in the mechanical gaming keyboard market for many years and has recently released the Cooler Master Quick Fire XTi mechanical gaming keyboard which is the updated version of the aging (but still relevant) Cooler Master Quick Fire XT. The revision now comes with several new features to keep it competitive such as full-board, per-key programmable backlighting and four banks of programmable macros.

The biggest new feature for the Quick Fire XT is the new per key [...]

 
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January 3, 2016

Review: Creative Sound BlasterX H5 Gaming Headset

X Marks The Spot

I had to do a double take when I first saw the Creative Sound BlasterX H5. The red “X” marked on the side of the ear cups looked eerily similar to another headset I’d previously reviewed.

Moving past the initial identity mashup, the Creative Sound BlasterX H5 is a mid-tier gaming headset in Creative’s H series gaming headsets designed to offer good audio performance for the money without all the extra bells and whistles typically associated with the higher end gaming headsets.

Manufacturer Creative Model Sound BlasterX H5 Drivers 50mm Neodymium Full Spectrum Custom Tuned Drivers Impredance 32Ω Sensitivity 118dB/mW at [...]
 
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November 24, 2015

Review: Plantronics RIG 500E Gaming Headset

Modular Gaming Headphones? Yup.

Many of today’s peripherals now have a ton of customization options. Parts can be removed, added, or swapped depending on the user’s preference. However, the gaming headset scene hasn’t seen a whole lot of customizability yet. Sure some companies have added the option for users to switch out the appearance of their headsets, but it’s rare to see a gaming headset where most of the parts can be removed and replaced depending on a user’s preference.

That being said, then compared to everything else that currently exists on the market, the Plantronics RIG 500E (E for E-Sports Edition) is definitely in a league [...]

 
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November 10, 2015

Review: SteelSeries Rival Gaming Mouse

All Barebone, No Frills

While the gaming peripherals market is saturated with all the mice one could possibly want , we always welcome a good blend of price and performance. Introducing the SteelSeries Rival, a basic, bare-bone mice from SteelSeries that has a few nifty surprises under its hood.

There’re several interesting specs worth mentioning. Instead of using AVAGO sensors like many of today’s gaming mice, the Rival touts the Pixart PWM 3310 Optical sensor with max DPI of 6400. Since it uses the tried and true optical technology, in theory, it should have very little to no acceleration. The sensor isn’t the Rival’s only highlight; It also [...]

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