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Nvidia unveils powerful GTX TITAN-Z & other computing announcements

Mar 28 2014 add comment

Earlier this week, Nvidia announced their newest top-of-the-line GeForce consumer graphics card: the GTX TITAN-Z. Targeted at gamers and buyers where money is not an object, the $2,999 USD card sports a monstrous 12GB of memory, a single-fan industrial design similar to Nvidia’s other top-tier reference cards and packs dual GK110 chips to achieve a total core count of 5,760.
The card takes up 3 expansion slots, though the picture makes it look a lot like a 2 slot card, and […]

Valve goes official with Steam Controller

Sep 27 2013 add comment

After the announcement of SteamOS and Steam Machines over the course of the week, it’s only natural that Valve release a controller to go along with their latest venture into the living rooms of gamers. The Steam Controller is (at least in its current presented form) a sleek-looking controller for Valve’s upcoming line of gaming/living room consoles.

Valve announces Steam Machines, giving out 300 prototypes for free to users

Sep 25 2013 add comment

It’s the second of three exciting announcements from Valve this week; and just minutes ago, the company famous for the Steam game management platform just revealed their next big thing they are bringing into the living room: Steam Machines.
Valve is keeping mum on the specifications of their Steam Machines right now (which has been called Steam Box in the past) but assures that they will be available for purchase at the ‘beginning of 2014’ with “multiple SteamOS […]

Valve teases this week’s update for Counter-Strike Global Offensive: Silencers and prize pools

More posts about Aug 12 2013 add comment

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive turns one year old next week. The modern-day successor to the original Counter-Strike, which started out as a Half-Life mod, brought in modernized graphics and tweaked gameplay to the table. In the past year, Valve has released countless updates on the PC platform to continuously bring in new content (notably new official maps and Steam Workshop for CS:GO), tweak gameplay based on feedback from playerbase and professional players and improve on features to make the game more […]

AMD to launch ‘Volcanic Islands’ GPUs in September, 3DMark performance uncovered

Aug 10 2013 add comment

AMD has new graphics cards and GPU products, under the codename Volcanic Islands, set to launch next month. After about a year and a half since their successful Radeon HD7000 series made its debut, AMD is scheduled to launch their new Volcanic Islands series products in Hawaii on September 25, 2013. A new naming convention (supposedly easier for consumers to understand) is said to make an appearance with these new graphics cards.

Valve holds the great Portal weekend sale once again

More posts about , Apr 19 2013 add comment

If you’ve been looking to pick up Valve’s famous puzzle-solving game, the two Portal games are on sale again this weekend on Steam. It’s not the first time we’ve seen this sale, but for over the past year, Valve’s Portal promotions have always taken 75% off every time. So short of them giving away the game for free, it’s safe to assume these sale prices are the lowest they’ll go.

Indie game Starbound available for pre-order

More posts about Apr 13 2013 add comment

The long awaited indie sandbox РStarbound, is now available for pre-order via the official website. The game, which shows huge similarities to the successful indie title Terraria, is expected to have a 2013 release.
Currently there are several tiers at which you can purchase the game – the lowest price being $15 (which includes: a copy of Starbound, a Steam key, a beta invite and the official soundtrack) and the highest going all the way up […]

Xbox website suggests October 29 release for Battlefield 4

More posts about Apr 2 2013 add comment

First spotted by AGB, the post on stated that Battlefield 4 “will arrive on the Xbox 360 on October 29, 2013”. The 17-minute gameplay footage that was released last week claimed that the sequel would be available in fall 2013.
An EA rep responded to CVG earlier today, saying, “We have not announced a ship date for Battlefield 4. Stay tuned to for the official release date when it is announced.”
If this rumor is true, gamers […]

EA unveils Battlefield 4 with first trailer and screenshots

More posts about Mar 27 2013 add comment

During the Game Developers Conference, Electronic Arts revealed its popular first-person shooter, Battlefield 4. This new trailer features pretty much everything you’d expect from a military FPS game – explosions, falling buildings, running soldiers, near-death moments, and, oh… explosions! The graphics look breathtakingly beautiful as usual, thanks to the new game engine Frostbite 3. As for the faces, the engine blurs the lines between reality and simple facial animation.
Battlefield 4 is said to be more ‘open-world’ with players having the […]

Valve launches Steam Early Access: play games while they’re being made

Mar 20 2013 add comment

Valve has officially launched Steam Early access today, which will allow gamers to play titles which are still in the works. The feature, announced last year alongside Steam Greenlight (an initiative which allows smaller game developers to publish their own titles on Steam based on user votes and feedback), will allow gamers to essentially become playtesters while development is still on-going. This is highly beneficial in providing feedback (to improve games and iron out bugs) to developers before their games […]

First Battlefield 4 promo art surfaces, reveal set for March 26

More posts about Mar 18 2013 add comment

Electronic Arts proves its still loves the shades of dark blue and orange by reusing those colors for the next Battlefield game, also known as Battlefield 4 which is the sequel of Battlefield 3 and continuation of Henry Blackburn’s story. Unless Blackburn aged backwards or got a facelift or something, the US soldier on the first promo art is probably just another good-looking model EA uses for promotional purposes with all that Hollywood-perfect hair slicked back, despite the heavy rain, […]

Counter-Strike: GO might become free-to-play in the future

More posts about Mar 11 2013 add comment

It looks like there may have plans to take Counter-Strike Global Offensive on the free-to-play route in the near future. In an unhappy post written on HLTV, a site well known for Counter-Strike events, game matchups and streaming, a 15 year old Swedish gamer and user of the site was allegedly informed by accident that “CS:GO is going free 2 play”. The post he has written complains mostly about the way one of NiP’s (a professional CS:GO […]

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