Category: Gaming

ESL & Bluehole Announce The ‘PUBG Invitational 2017’ At IEM Oakland

If you are a part of the gaming community, you've heard of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and how much it has dominated on the online gaming community over the last few months. The developer, Bluehole teamed up with ESL to run an official Invitational at Gamescom which marked the first professional tournament for the franchise. The event was popular with a $200,000 prize pool and 20 teams competing in a slew of events ranging from solos to squads in both first and third-person. The online reach of the tournament topped over 300,000 concurrent viewers at one point setting a new record...

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Oculus Store Adopts Same 14 Day Digital Return Policy As Steam

Virtual reality gaming has become more mainstream than ever thanks to lower prices on peripherals and more game developers getting involved in the world of VR. With an influx of new games hitting the Oculus Rift store, it is harder than ever to determine which titles to spend your hard earned money on. Thankfully, Oculus has a matched the digital return policy of Steam which allows a full refund through Oculus “for any reason” if requested within the two-week period after your purchase and the total amount of gameplay hasn't exceeded two hours. The fine print states that this...

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Microsoft Begins Preorders For Standard Version Of ‘Xbox One X’

Microsoft's announcement of their Xbox One X made a lot of gamers excited for the future of consoles. Unlike Sony's PS4 Pro, the Xbox One X is a big step ahead of the Xbox One with six teraflops of processing power, 12GB of GDDR5 RAM and 326 GB/sec memory bandwidth. While it will run the same titles as the Xbox One, it will be able to enhance them up to 4K resolution and 60 frames per second. As of now, there are 130 new and existing games that will be supported for “enhanced” gameplay. While the console has already...

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Sony’s PSVR $400 Bundle Updated To Include Mandatory PS Camera

The PlayStation VR has been a move by Sony to get a higher-end VR experience into consumers' homes without the high price-point and complexity of a traditional PC-based virtual reality system like the Oculus Rift or HTC Vive. So far, it has accomplished this task although its performance isn't up to spec with its PC counterparts who have also dropped in price. A big complaint from PlayStation VR customers is that the $400 bundle didn't include the required PlayStation camera so they'd be forced to dish out another $50 separately to get up and running. Sony has remedied this...

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Microsoft Discontinues Their Original, Bulkier ‘Xbox One’ Console

A lot has changed in the gaming world since Microsoft released their initial Xbox One model. Besides the significant drop in the price of these next-gen consoles (I cringe remembering how I paid $550 for their Day One bundle), the company has already released a slimmer version dubbed the Xbox One S in addition to the announcement of a new console known as the Xbox One X (aka Project Scorpio). Beginning yesterday, the original Xbox One has officially been discontinued and is no longer being sold online through the Microsoft Store in new condition. New customers who want an Xbox...

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Razer’s ‘Wolverine Ultimate’ Controller Will Be Available For Xbox/PC This September

Razer has been a company that has been primarily developing products for PC gamers, but their latest controller is designed for both PC and Xbox users alike. The Wolverine Ultimate is an officially-licensed controller offering extensive customization mixed options with a high amount of visual appeal. For example, the controller was designed for optimum ergonomics with interchangeable thumbsticks which offer different heights and shapes as well as D-Pads with a tilting design versus individual buttons. Beyond this, the Wolverine Ultimate harnesses two remappable multi-function buttons, four multi-function triggers and a quick control panel giving you maximum customization. The sleek black finish is...

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