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HyperX FURY DDR4-3466 16GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit Review

HyperX FURY DDR4-3466 16GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit Review

There is much to like about the HyperX Fury DDR4-3466 16GB Dual-Channel Memory Kit, its simple yet effective design complements its performance.

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Human Head Studios release Rune: Ragarok gameplay video

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 51 mins ago

Human Head Studios has taken to their YouTube channel to release a new very short gameplay video of Rune: Ragnarok.

 

 

For those that are not aware, Human Head Studios is designing a sequel to its 17-year old Rune game that is set in a time where monsters, gods, beasts and the environment threaten the survival of the human species. According to the developer, players will be immersed within a world that is dripping with Norse mythology inspired content.

 

From the above short video, we can see that the combat system is not that creatively challenging and almost seems bland. Keep in mind though that this title is still in its alpha stages, which suggests that in time we could see improvements to the combat system and the many other aspects of the title that seem not quite up to scratch.

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle: Donkey Kong Adventure unveil

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 51 mins ago

Ubisoft Milan and Nintendo have partnered up to bring Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle fans a new DLC featuring Donkey Dong and an epic adventure!

 

 

Players will be able to embark on an epic adventure to stop the vengeful Rabbid Kong who is now using his newly equipped powers in attempt to entirely take over a new mystery island. According to the description given in the video, players will be able to team up with "Donkey Kong, Rabbid Peach, and a moody new Rabbid hero, Rabbid Cranky on a journey across four brand-new environments. Discover a world full of reinvented tactical gameplay, new enemies, and secrets to uncover."

 

This new DLC is included in the Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Season Pass and will be released on the Nintendo eShop for the Nintendo Switch in June. At the moment there is no official release date set but we will be sure to update you as new information is released.

Hi-Rez Studios fires art contractor for copied Overwatch art

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 51 mins ago

After the controversy over Paladins developer Hi-Rez Studios using Overwatch splash art in their recent advertisement for a newly released skin, the developer has fired their art contractor.

 

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Yesterday, a Redditor pointed out that the new skin splash art for Lex has an identical background image to that of Overwatch's control map Lijiang Tower. Hi-Rez Studios' art director took to the Reddit thread under the user title 'ThunderArtBrush' and said that the "art was created by a overseas partner studio for Paladins Strike and had not much in the way of oversight in its content creation by anyone internally at Hi-Rez."

 

Kotaku has reached out to Hi-Rez Studios for a statement on this issue and the Paladins brand manager, Alex Cantatore replied in an email statement saying "We are very disappointed that a contractor for our mobile hero shooter, Paladins Strike, made use of artwork from another game in the splash art for our Covert Ops Lex skin. Unfortunately as this piece came from what was previously a trusted outsourcer, it did not go through a full internal review cycle at Hi-Rez and made it to the public."

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Unreal is free for 2 days to celebrate its 20th anniversary

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 35 mins ago

I still remember the obsession I had with the original Quake and Unreal in the 90s, with the Nali Castle FlyBy benchmark being a part of my daily routine during high school to benchmark my PC to its limits... and that was 20 years ago now.

 

 

Epic Games is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Unreal by making Unreal Gold completely free for the next 48 hours on both Steam and GOG.com for your downloading pleasure. Unreal is where it all started for Epic Games back in the day, as it was competing directly against id Software and the next-level FPS at the time; Quake.

Epic: $3 million charity prize pool for Fortnite at E3 2018

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 3 hours, 52 mins ago

Epic Games has outlined its massive plans for Fortnite at E3 2018 this year, with teh developer pledging an exciting new Fortnite Celebrity Pro-Am match that throws up $3 million in charity prize money that the gamers will be able to donate to a charity of their choice.

 

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The roster of gamers includes legendary eSports gamer and NZXT case hero Ninja, Community star Joel McHale, and plenty of others. Epic said that they will be announcing more duo pairs over the coming weeks, with the "epic showdown will be streamed live starting at 3:30 PM PST on Tuesday, June 12th. Tune-in for a chance to win exclusive swag".

 

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Fortnite Party Royale was also announced for June 12, where Epic will be celebrating all things Fortnite. The party is invite-only, but you can visit the Fortnite booth at the LA Convention Center showfloor during E3 to win or receive your Fortnite Party Royale party.

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Epic invests $100 million into eSports scene for Fortnite

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 4 hours, 20 mins ago

Fortnite is on a train of success that doesn't seem to have an ending in sight, with developer Epic Games pledging a huge $100 million into Fortnite and its future in eSports.

 

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The Fortnite team wrote on the Epic blog: "Since the launch of Fortnite: Battle Royale we've watched the passion for community competition grow and can't wait to empower you to battle with the best". The team continues: "We're getting behind competitive play in a big way, but our approach will be different. We plan to be more inclusive and focused on the joy of playing and watching the game".

 

Epic Games' massive $100 million investment isn't over the next couple of years, it's for the first season of Fortnite's eSports run. This means we can expect some big cash prizes, Fortnite championship events and livestreams, and so much more in the next 12 months.

NZXT announces Battle Royale H700i 'Ninja Edition' case

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Cases, Cooling & PSU | Posted: 5 hours, 21 mins ago

NZXT knows its audience and customer base well, with the unveiling of their Limited Edition H700 PUBG case and now the new release of its new H700i Ninja Edition.

 

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The new H700i Ninja Edition has the same feature set as the normal H700i, except that pro gamer Tyler "Ninja" Blevins is featured all across this beautiful work of art. Ninja's logo is radium-etched into the tempered-glass side panel, custom pant and artwork was personally chosen by Ninja himself, with two exclusive Ninja-themed stickers included.

 

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NZXT founder and CEO Johnny Hou explains: "What Ninja has done for PC gaming and the gaming community at large is nothing short of amazing. The H700i Ninja Edition celebrates this and is the perfect way for those who share his passion to show off their love for both Ninja and the world's most popular game".

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PUBG performance improvements, limb penetration coming soon

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 6 hours, 22 mins ago

PUBG has never been the most optimized game on the market, especially when you compare it to the more mainstream Fortnite (which also runs on Unreal Engine 4), but it doesn't mean the development team is sitting around doing nothing.

 

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PUBG community lead Ryan Rigney posted on the official PUBG subreddit, where he said the team is working on a bunch of new stuff that will make Battlegrounds fans happy. Rigney said: "If you're worried about us just forgetting about it-we haven't. I'm currently working with the devs on a 'dev letter' to dig into some specific steps we're taking on performance. I feel your pain on the performance problems... my machine has been struggling too, recently. But I hope you guys don't stop giving reps like me the benefit of the doubt when we say we're working on it. This stuff simply takes time".

 

Personally, I think the sheer mention of limb penetration has me more excited, with Rigney adding: "Btw limb penetration is coming. We've found a pretty elegant solution for it. Will share more when it's ready".

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Intel and Micron reveal industry's first QLC NAND flash

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Storage | Posted: 6 hours, 57 mins ago

Intel and Micron continue their relationship over flash technology, with the two companies announcing the production and shipment of the industry's first step into 4-bits-per-cell 3D NAND flash, AKA as QLC (quad-level cell).

 

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QLC is even denser than triple-level cell (TLC) NAAND flash memory, which means we can expect even larger, faster SSDs in the near future. Micron Executive Vice President, Technology Development, Scott DeBoer explains: "With the introduction of 64-layer 4bits/cell NAND technology, we are achieving 33 percent higher array density compared to TLC, which enables us to produce the first commercially available 1 terabit die in the history of semiconductors".

 

Micron is the first with a QLC-based SSD with their new 5120 ION SSD that is for the enterprise market, where we'll first see higher capacities before faster QLC-based SSDs arrive. Micron said that their new ION SSD range will be available in massive 1.92TB through to 7.68TB later this year, pretty damn incredible.

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Red Dead Redemption running at 8K on Unreal Engine 4

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 22 mins ago

Red Dead Redemption is a fine looking game on its own two feet, but what about when it's being rendered at 8K? It's an entirely different game.

 

 

UHDGaming has posted a video from a fan remake of RDR that is running on Unreal Engine 4 that sees it rendering at 7680x4320, and it looks glorious. The original Red Dead Redemption was a PlayStation exclusive, with news that RDR2 could be released on the PC, this could whet our appetite for the sequel possibly being released on the PC.

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