Announced over the weekend at BlizzCon, comes word that as of November 14 StarCraft II will become free-to-play on PC via Battle.net. The update will include the Wings of Liberty campaign, access to ranked multiplayer, and all Co-op Commanders up to Level 5. That is outside of Raynor, Kerrigan, and Artanis – who will be free to everyone.
At AusGamers we’ve been lucky enough to have had early access to an Xbox One X console for just over a week. But with the November 7 launch still around the corner, this has meant that the number of ready-to-play Xbox One X Enhanced titles has been limited to mostly first-party family friendly offerings. So, we’ll be bringing you our full review next week, when we’ve had the chance to fully check out all the biggest first and third-party titles in 4K HDR.
The expected addition, year-on-year, of Call of Duty has fallen in Sledgehammer's design lap this year and we're all thankful, too. And yes, you can poke at the game going back to WWII roots as 'maybe' a reflection of the success of Battlefield going to WWI, but you'd be doing what Sledgehammer has done here a disservice. This is, by all accounts, a fantastic addition to CoD well worth your time and investment.
With our review of the GeForce GTX 1070 Ti going up moments ago (we got to test the ASUS ROG Strix version) we thought we'd share the before and after benchmark results. And that's because when our new GPU arrived all we did was replace the existing Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 Founders Edition with the fancy new Ti version.
It's been quite the year for GPUs, first with AMD returning to the scene in a big way with its Vega line (which we'll have a review going up for soon), and now too with Nvidia closing out the year with the long-awaited GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. Offering up near-1080 performance at around about the same price as the 1070 was less than a week ago, it's certainly a powerful card.
Makers of RGB-flavoured peripherals and awesome gaming laptops, Razer has taken a surprising but not all-that surprising dive into the smartphone market with the announcement of the Razer Phone. The new Android smartphone will feature a number of impressive bits of audiovisual tech including a 120 Hz display and front-facing Dolby Atmos speakers.
The awesome competition that will reward PlayStation Platinum Trophy hunters across multiple titles with a real-life Platinum Trophy continues. As there will are only four of the real-life trophies being made, tomorrow's launch of Call of Duty: WWII means that the quest now moves into the world of historical global conflict.
Making its debut on the Xbox E3 stage, people began to take note of the wonderful, strange, and awesome looking indie called Ashen being developed in New Zealand. With an evocative art style and action-RPG combat, the project was initiated by two ex-Weta Digital artists looking to express themselves creatively.