When it comes to PC's built for gaming, a lot of thought goes into trying to balance the best value for money. Where the money spent is usually quite a bit. But most PC's out there aren't built for high-end gaming, and for those budget entry-level boxes out there Nvidia's new GeForce GTX 1050 and GeForce GTX 1050 Ti looks to bridge some of the gap. Sure there's no way it'll handle VR, but according to Nvidia both cards (with their Pascal architecture) will do well with the current crop of PC titles. Plus, they'll be fun to overclock.
After two days of teasing its existence comes confirmation from Rockstar Games that Read Dead Redemption 2, and yes that's what it's called, is coming Fall 2017. Which is Spring, aka this time next year. The announcement came via Twitter with a closer look at the seven figures seen in a previous image. Plus, word that the trailer drops Thursday at 2:00 AM AEDT. Tomorrow night!
So then, what does a Serious Sam VR game play like? Well, with mostly positive reviews so far it looks to retain the series' sense of fun and raw action. With the added immersion that comes with Virtual Reality. Currently, Serious Sam VR is limited to the HTC Vive due to its motion controllers and space mapping tech. An Oculus Rift version is expected to drop once Oculus Touch controllers are out in the market.
And going by PAX Australia events from previous years, this looks very similar. Translation - very cool. With a great mix of big publishers, indie developers, tabletop gaming and even classic console and LAN areas. Plus, lazer skirmish and what looks to be a Dawn of War III booth. Which if you're making the trek to Melbourne this year, you probably should check out.
Ahead of Civilization VI's launch this Friday, we've got the epic cinematic launch trailer for the game. Which is probably just the opening cinematic doubling as a trailer, but we'll still take it. And with only a few days left until you're 50 turns into conquering the world through diplomatic means, you may want to pause your pre-load of the game on Steam to check this out. And then re-commence the pre-load shortly after it finishes.
With both the SMITE Oceania Championships and Paladins Invitational finals taking center stage, the event runs over two packed days of competition on November 26 and 27. And if you plan on being the audience for the event, you may want to jump on this now as tickets are limited. Probably to the number of seats at the venue, which is usually how it works. Tickets are available at Eventbrite, and are only $10 too. Making it great value.
As in the THX, the sound company George Lucas formed in the early '80s that helped shape theater and surround sound at homes for decades. Plus, they're the ones that started the whole pre-movie super loud and impressive sound demo thing. According to the details associated with the acquisition, THX will continue to operate independently with its own management. But under the wing of Razer.
After yesterday's red Rockstar logo it looks like the studio is now in full Read Dead Hype Mode, with a new image that looks like concept or teaser art for the next game in the series. In it we see the same red backdrop from the logo image, but with the added awesome of seven silhouettes wearing a variety of old-timey cowboy hats. Plus, some guns. Could this be hinting at a Magnificent Seven style story?
The 7.1 'Return to Karazhan' patch for World of Warcraft is due to drop later this month on October 25. Which follows on from the recent Legion expansion launch from August. The patch, which introduces a bunch of new story and world content including a new Mythic-level five-player dungeon, is part of Blizzard's plan to ensure that WoW gets a steady stream of substantial post-expansion content.