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VirtualLink: next-gen VR over a single USB Type-C cable

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Virtual & Augmented Reality | Posted: 38 mins ago

The VR market just got a whole lot more interesting over the last 24 hours, with a new consortium that involves NVIDIA, AMD, Valve, Oculus, and Microsoft introducing the new VirtualLink specification.

 

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VirtualLink is a new open standard for the next generation of VR headsets that will see the entire VR experience powered by a single USB Type-C connector, removing the current need of HDMI and multiple USB 3.0 and 2.0 ports for the HMD, cameras, sensors, and power.

 

VirtualLink uses a single USB Type-C connector that provide four high-speed HBR3 DisplayPort lanes, something that is future-proof for next-gen VR headsets. There's USB 3.1 data for high-res cameras and sensors, and a huge 27W of power on tap with the new VirtualLink specification.

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World of Warcraft expansions, now only a $15 subscription

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 50 mins ago

Blizzard have decided to modernize the granddaddy of MMO-RPG's, players will now be glad to know that they will have the entirety of World of Warcraft at their fingertips for just a $15 subscription.

 

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Before this decision by Blizzard, players would have to pay for the base game of World of Warcraft, then again for the expansions, and finally another reoccurring subscription payment per month. Blizzard have now abolished this payment system and have introduced a simple subscription fee of $15, which will grant players access to all of the previous expansions besides the coming one, Battle for Azeroth.

 

Battle for Azeroth will still be costing players a pretty penny, coming in at $50 the Horde vs Alliance focussed expansion will be giving players the end game they have been dreaming of, completely manic battles against rivalling forces. Battle for Azeroth is planned for release on August 14th, for further information about the coming expansion or World of Warcraft in general, check out the official World of Warcraft website here.

Dauntless passes 2 million players, new expansion next month

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 50 mins ago

Phoenix Labs, the developer and publisher for the newly released Dauntless, have announced that they are celebrating their title hitting a massive milestone, Dauntless has reached 2 million players.

 

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Back in May we saw that Dauntless moved onto it's open beta phase, since then the title has taken off with the action-RPG now clocking in a massive 2 million players since its release. Phoenix Labs are celebrating this milestone by announcing that Dauntless will be receiving its first ever expansion next month on August 9, it is titled 'The Coming Storm.'

 

'The Coming Storm' will be bringing players much more content, new weapons, a new behemoth, location changes and much more. According to Jesse Houston, the CEO and Co-founder of Phoenix Labs, this new expansion has been a combined effort of the developers and the community. The expansion has had the community opinions taken on board and the future of Dauntless has also be considered throughout development. Here is what he had to say "The Dauntless community is one of the most vocal and passionate groups of people in gaming, and they've helped us shape Dauntless into what it is today, and what it will become in the future."

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COD: Black Ops 4 Zombie trailer, undead tigers/time travel

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 47 mins ago

Activision have released a brand new story trailer for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 zombies, the new trailer showcases new enemies, abilities and even time travel.

 

 

Yesterday, we saw the teaser Treyarch released onto their Twitter page, the mystery of the glowing red eyes can now be laid to rest. The story trailer reveals the new enemy and it appears gamers will now be going up against undead tigers after being sprinkled with some time travel.

 

Players will be starting the zombie storyline off completely fresh, as the four new characters Bruno, Diego, Shaw, and Charlotte take on hoards of zombies in completely different periods of time. Players will have access to three different chapters of time.'Voyage of Despair' will take players to the Titanic, where their goal is to steal an artifact. IX will throw players back in time to the Roman era, forcing gamers to take the main stage as Gladiators in the Roman Colosseum. Judging from the trailer, here is where you will be facing off against the undead tigers.

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GIVEAWAY: ASRock Fatal1ty X299 Pro Gaming i9 XE boards

By: Cameron Wilmot | More News: Contests & Giveaways | Posted: 9 hours, 9 mins ago

Global entry! We have teamed up with ASRock to give away two awesome Fatal1ty X299 Professional Gaming i9 XE motherboards to two lucky winners!

 

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  • Gaming Armor: Power / Memory / VGA / Internet / Cooling / Audio
  • Supports Intel® Core™ X-Series Processor Family for the LGA 2066 Socket
  • 13 Power Phase Design, Dr. MOS
  • XXL Aluminum Alloy Heatsink & Heat pipe Design
  • Supports DDR4 4400+(OC)
  • 4 PCIe 3.0 x16, 1 PCIe 2.0 x1
  • NVIDIA® 3-Way SLI™, AMD 3-Way CrossFireX™
  • 7.1 CH HD Audio (Realtek ALC1220 Audio Codec)
  • Supports Creative Sound Blaster™ Cinema 3
  • 10 SATA3, 3 Ultra M.2 (PCIe Gen3 x4 & SATA3)
  • 3 USB 3.1 Gen2 10Gb/s (1 Front Header, 1 Type-A + 1 Type-C), 8 USB 3.1 Gen1 (4 Front, 4 Rear)
  • AQUANTIA® 10 Gigabit LAN, Dual Intel® Gigabit LAN
  • Intel® 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • ASRock RGB LED
  • BIOS Flashback
  • Hyper BCLK Engine III

 

 

How to Win

 

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Step 5 - Sit back and hope you are a winner - good luck! Do note, all the above items will be confirmed to make sure you followed the requests, if you get selected as the winner.

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Battle royale revenue to grow 600% in 2018

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 7 mins ago

The battle royale market is expected to rise astronomically throughout 2018 as major publishers like EA and Activision jump into the craze.

 

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Back when PUBG saw its huge meteoric shift in sales I predicted that the game would eventually be knocked off its earnings mantle by billion-dollar publishers once they entered the battle royale arena. Interestingly enough, Epic Games has taken the throne with its free-to-play BR game Fortnite, which has earned a massive $1 billion in revenues across all platforms in less than a year. Now another major shift is on the horizon as the Call of Duty and Battlefield franchises ready their respective premium salvos.

 

According to analyst firm SuperData, revenues gleaned from battle royale games will spike by over six-fold this year to a tremendous $12.6 billion. The firm predicts both Battlefield V's and Call of Duty: Black Ops 4's new battle royale modes will cause segment earnings to jump by over 600% year-over-year.

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Fortnite makes over $1 billion in less than a year

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 13 hours, 16 mins ago

Fortnite has made over $1 billion from in-game purchases in less than a year, according to the latest analyst reports.

 

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Since October 2017, Epic Games' towering battle royale sensation Fortnite has pulled in over $1 billion in revenues across all platforms, analyst firm SuperData reports in its latest brief. On a month-to-month earnings basis the game has seen consistent growth: in April Fortnite earned $296 million, whereas May's spending increased by almost 8% to $318 million.

 

Fortnite's free-to-play model, which monetizes cosmetic items like skins, drives the game's strong revenue growth. Fortnite's staggering success owes itself to many factors including its accessibility across mobile, consoles and PC, alongside successful engagement monetization strategies including skins, battle passes, and seasonal events to maintain MAUs and DAUs.

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Treyarch tease COD: Black Ops 4 zombies Comic-Con reveal

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 22 hours, 50 mins ago

At the start of January this year, we saw the gruesome trailer for Call of Duty: WWII zombies The Darkest Shore. Treyarch are now teasing the upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 zombies ahead of the reveal at this years Comic-Con.

 

 

The tease comes from the Call of Duty Twitter page and features just two red glowing eyes on what seems to be an enemies skull. Most interesting about this teaser though is that we haven't seen these coloured eyes before, as the Call of Duty Twitter responded to some fans comments saying "Prepare for a different breed." This could be a strong form of evidence to suggest that players will be getting a completely different zombie, perhaps a new stronger mob that will come in high quantities, or just a single high quality boss that will need a lot more fire power to take down.

 

Treyarch have released this teaser ahead of the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies Comic-Con panel, which has been planned for Thursday, July 19, 2018, at 1:00 p.m. PDT (4:00 p.m. EDT). During this panel, everything will be revealed about the upcoming mode, until then we will just have to deal with the teasers that Treyarch keep rolling out. Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is scheduled for release on October 12th and will be available on PC, Xbox One and PC.

Call of Cthulhu releases this Halloween

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 23 hours, 20 mins ago

It appears that the Steam Store has revealed the release date for Focus Home Interactive and Cyanide Studios' Call of Cthulhu title. H.P. Lovecraft may actually turn in his grave when the game releases this October.

 

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Focus Home Interactive, the publisher for Call of Cthulhu has not officially stated anything regarding a release date, but a date has appeared on the Steam Store's listing for the game. Steam usually doesn't publish release dates for games unless the date has been finalized, so we should expect an official announcement from either the publisher or developer (Cyanide Studios) in the coming weeks.

 

If the Steam date is correct, this will mean the Lovecraftian horror themed title will be releasing on Halloween, October 31st. Quite a convenient time to release Call of Cthulhu, perhaps the developers are hoping for that little bit more extra immersion Halloween will give, as players jump onto their harrowing title for the first time.

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The Legend of Zelda: BOTW - Creating a Champion details

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day ago

Dark Horse Comics are bringing an amazing art book to The Legend of Zelda: Breathe of the Wild fans, it is titled Creating a Champion and now it also has a deluxe edition.

 

 

Dark Horse Comics have added a brand new option to their 'Creating a Champion' artbook selection for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. The first option comes in at $39.99 and contains "An in-depth history of the Hyrule of Breath of the Wild, insights from the creators on the making of the game" and "three-hundred and fifty pages of illustrations and designs." This package will be released on November 20th, this year.

 

The newly announced 'Hero's Edition' adds much more onto that original package. Starting off we have an exclusive book cover, a map of Hyrule that is printed onto cloth, an art print of the Champions' photo Link hangs in his Hateno home and a glass replica of a spirit orb. This 'Hero's Edition' comes in at a price of $99.99 and will also be available on November 20th. For those interested in pre-ordering any of these very cool art packs the standard edition can be found here and the 'Hero's Edition' can be found here.

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