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Warhammer: Vermintide 2 announced, full reveal on Oct 17

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 31, 2017 12:35 pm

In 2015, we had the pleasure to experience Fatshark's 4 player co-op action-shooter, Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide. Today saw the announcement of a sequel for the Left 4 Dead-Warhammer love child, Warhammer: Vermintide 2.




Not much information is available, except that a full reveal is stated for October 17. There's one thing you can expect from Vermintide's sequel, Ratmen, lots and lots of Ratmen.


Other than some beautiful screenshots, the official Warhammer: Vermintide 2 steam page states-


"Set the dark and grim Warhammer Fantasy world, you must join forces with up to three other players to tackle the endless hordes of enemies. Equipped with a variety of melee and ranged weapons, you and your team are all that stands between utter defeat and victory - and if you fall so will the Empire".

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Acer drop the Predator Orion 9000 at IFA

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Computer Systems | Posted: Aug 31, 2017 11:36 am

The Acer Predator name is iconic within the gaming enthusiast industry. This trend continues, with Acer today announcing at their IFA press conference, the Predator Orion 9000 series gaming desktop.



"The Predator Orion 9000 is the most powerful PC we've ever made," said Jeff Lee, General Manager, Stationary Computing, IT Products Business, Acer. "With 4-way graphics and 18-core processors, it is a platform that takes gamers and intense graphic users beyond their dreams."




As expected, there is PLENTY of power under the black-and-silver spacecraft-like exterior, Acer have included Intel's Core i9 Extreme Edition 18 core/36 thread processor and up to 128 GB quad-channel DDR4 memory to ensure performance is never an issue.

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Lenovo holiday product catalog revealed in Berlin

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 31, 2017 10:32 am

Today at Lenovo's Holiday Product Launch in Berlin, Lenovo have announced several new exciting products to add to their product range. Including their VR headset for Microsoft's Mixed Reality- Lenovo Explorer, Lenovo Home Assistant Pack, their flagship Yoga 920 and the Miix 520.




With Microsoft announcing they're preparing to democratize virtual reality this holiday, Lenovo have shot out of the blocks with their new immersive VR headset, the Lenovo Explorer. The Lenovo Explorer is a comfortable and lightweight design that is affordable and capable of playing the latest games in virtual reality, access Microsoft Office suite, viewing shows in a relaxing virtual home office environment and able to enhance video watching experiences via 3D, 360-degree and 4K. Aimed as a natural extension of your PC, the Explorer is the simplest PC-VR/MR setup ever thanks to no external sensor required, just plug, update and enjoy. All from $349.99, or $449.99 with Touch Controllers, this is exceptionally good value.




The Tab 4 series just got a whole lot more versatile, smarter and flexible with the announcement of the Lenovo Home Assistant Pack. The Home Assistant Pack works with Amazon Alexa, making any Tab 4 series tablet (Tab 4 8, Tab 4 10, Tab 4 8 Plus and Tab 4 10 Plus) a voice-activated assistant with a screen. Weighing only 300 grams, this portable, yet powerful 3-watt speaker boosts the sound of your Tab 4, enabling it to fill a room. Priced from only $69.99, the Lenovo Home Assistant Pack is the perfect addition to your Tab 4 series tablet.

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be quiet! announce SFX L Power PSU series

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: Aug 31, 2017 9:31 am

be quiet! know a thing or two about power supplies, for 11 straight years they have been a market leader for power supplies in Germany. So when be quiet! release a new product series, you know it's going to be a winner, the SFX L Power series is no exception!




SFX L Power series does not make the SFX Power 2 series obsolete, but rather compliment be quiet!'s catalog as the highest performing alternative amongst compact form factor PSU's.


Featuring high durability, 92% peak efficiency performance with 80PLUS Gold certification and Japanese capacitors to increase longevity, the SFX L Power range was clearly designed to meet the rising demand for high efficiency and silent cooling in small form factor computers.


Available now in 500W ($119USD) and 600W ($145) options, SFX L Power also comes with four PCI-E connectors to allow for multi-GPU support.



Cooler Master launch MasterSet MS 120 gaming combo

By: Shaun Grimley | More News: Peripherals | Posted: Aug 31, 2017 8:27 am

Cooler Master have introduced the MasterSet gaming range into the market, with their MasterSet MS 120. "We created a keyboard that mirrors the highly popular mechanical Cherry MX Blue switches and made it affordable while maintaining functionality. We successfully pulled this off with the satisfying clicky feature on our newest mem-chanical switches" says Bram Rongen, Peripheral Marketing Manager.




Featuring a RGB backlit gaming keyboard with in-house engineered 'mem-chanical' switches, this bundle is complimented with a full RGB precision mouse. Incorporating a Pixart 3050 optical sensor and DPI up to 3500, this keyboard and mouse combo is perfectly designed for 'going on a killing spree'.


"We created a keyboard that mirrors the highly popular mechanical Cherry MX Blue switches and made it affordable while maintaining functionality. We successfully pulled this off with the satisfying clicky feature on our newest mem-chanical switches" says Bram Rongen, Peripheral Marketing Manager.


Launching today, August 29, the Cooler Master MasterSet MS120 bundle is priced at $89.99.



ASUS reveals ROG Strix XG35VQ: 35-inch 3440x1440 @ 100Hz

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Aug 31, 2017 5:23 am

ASUS has teased their new ROG Strix XG35VQ gaming display, with a rather large 35-inch panel rocking a native resolution of 3440x1440 @ 100Hz, the perfect 21:9 display for gamers.




The new ROG Strix XG35VQ has Adaptive-Sync technology, with ASUS' signature Aura Sync lighting that can sync with the rest of your Aura Sync-capable lighting inside, and outside of your gaming PC. The company also revealed their new ROG Strix PG27VQ, a 27-inch 2560x1440 @ 165Hz monitor with NVIDIA G-Sync technology and Aura Sync.


Both of these new displays will be detailed later this year.

Acer Predator X35: 35-inch 3440x1440 @ 200Hz with HDR

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Displays & Projectors | Posted: Aug 31, 2017 3:58 am

Acer has just unveiled my Christmas present, with the announcement of the new Predator X35 curved 21:9 display that won't make it until Q1 2018.




Acer's new Predator X35 rocks a larger 35-inch panel with a native resolution of 3440x1440, a massive enthusiast worthy 200Hz refresh rate, and HDR abilities. NVIDIA's G-Sync technology also makes the cut, so you'll need to scope out dual GeForce GTX 1080 Ti graphics cards if you think you'll run 3440x1440 @ 200Hz without SLI... think again.




We're also going to get some great Quantum Dot technology, as well as zone-controlled LED backlighting. Inside, Acer will include their own GameView interface, which rocks 7 pre-set display modes (Graphics, Movie, Action, etc) and another slot for custom settings.

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New ASUS gaming laptop: GeForce GTX 1080 + 144Hz display

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Laptops | Posted: Aug 31, 2017 3:36 am

ASUS has just unveiled its new 17.3-inch gaming laptop, with the Chimera laptop rocking a GeForce GTX 1080 graphics card, and a beautifully smooth 144Hz LCD display with 7ms response time.




Inside, the ASUS Chimera rocks Intel's Core i7-7820K which hits a max CPU clock of 4.3GHz, while the GTX 1080 reaches 1974MHz. ASUS has included a built-in Xbox Wireless feature that lets you use your Xbox controller on Windows 10 without the need of the huge USB adapter.


ASUS' new Chimera gaming laptop starts at $2000, but it can be configured with up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM and super-fast PCIe-based storage as well. ASUS simply teased the new Chimera gaming laptop @ IFA 2017, with no detailed specifications on it just yet.

Radeon RX Vega 56 flashed to Vega 64, big perf increases

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: Aug 31, 2017 2:52 am

AMD might have a shining star in the form of the Radeon RX Vega 56 with its $399 pricing (if you can find it @ that price), but with the BIOS flashed onto the card from the faster RX Vega 64... RX Vega 56 becomes an even better option.




Someone on the Chiphell forums has flashed their Radeon RX Vega 56 with the BIOS from the RX Vega 64, receiving around 10% performance improvement at stock clocks... and another 10% more performance when overclocked. When the modded RX Vega 56 was at stock clocks, it fell just 2% short of the RX Vega 64 performance. But when the RX Vega 56 was overclocked to 1650MHz GPU core, and 2200MHz on the 8GB of HBM2, it BEAT the RX Vega 64 by a good margin.


Now I'm going to be playing with this to see if I can get my RX Vega 56 up to the performance of the RX Vega 64... damn.

Shenmue III will be very familiar to veteran fans

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: Aug 30, 2017 11:08 pm

Yu Suzuki, the creator of the beloved Shenmue franchise, affirms that the massively anticipated third chapter will be instantly recognizable to old longtime fans.




Playing Shenmue III will be like slipping on a familiar glove that fits like a charm--at least that's the drift of Yu Suzuki's affirmations. In a recent interview with Metro, Mr. Suzuki said the upcoming RPG, which has been delayed to 2018, will be quite similar to the original games.


"The style of game will be very similar to the original, but we will of course be adding some new features as well. The style of control from the original game is one thing that will be updated, but that is natural given modern controllers and the advance of that type of technology," Mr. Suzuki said in the interview.


"I don't think it's necessary to change the basics of the gameplay. If I change it too much the existing fans will be very upset. Although I am always making up new ideas and things to add to the game, which can be a problem for my team who are trying to implement these ideas."

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