iLL Gaming lists all of the latest launch news for games and hardware for your perusal. The latest announcements can be found at the top and are sourced directly from the press releases put out by the companies. Announcements will usually be removed after a fortnight.
Thermaltake India Launches the Latest Riing Silent 12 CPU Cooler
Mumbai, India － August 30, 2016 － Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, has unveiled the latest Riing Silent 12 CPU cooler in the India market. It is designed for use with high-end RAM and motherboards. Riing Silent 12 comes with PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) function which allows the motherboard to run the fan precisely at its necessary speed. This guarantees the required cooling and minimizes the noise level. A 120mm fan fitted to enhance the airflow produces impressive cooling performance with an optimized 11 fan-blade design. Hydraulic bearings for silent operation guarantee ultra-low noise. The patented LED ring maintains color and brightness uniformity, and the lighting effect is visible from all sides and angles. Available in two models: Riing Silent 12 Blue CPU cooler and Riing Silent 12 Red CPU cooler.
According to Nil Bhowmik, Country Business Head (India) Thermaltake, “Thermaltake’s latest Riing Silent CPU Cooler will optimize the PC’s air cooling performance and increase the longevity of the PC’s internal components, thereby significantly lowering the noise level.”
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July 26, 2016: Radeon RX 480 now available in India starting INR 20,990
AMD is pleased to inform on the decrease in retail price of the Radeon RX 480. This is part of AMD’s commitment to provide premium technology to the Indian market engineered to deliver the best performance at the best price in its class, democratize VR and deliver a wide range of future-proof technologies supporting current and forthcoming game and video standards.
- 4 GB variant – The new MSRP is INR 20,990 including taxes, a reduction of INR 2,000 from the previously stated INR 22,990 including taxes
- 8 GB variant – The new MSRP is INR 22,990 including taxes, a reduction of INR 4,000 from the previously stated INR 26,990 including taxes
Please note that the price is inclusive of Duty, Freight, Distribution margin and VAT.
July 26, 2016: SQUARE ENIX UNVEILS BIGGEST EVER GAMESCOM LINE-UP
Square Enix Ltd., the publisher of SQUARE ENIX® interactive entertainment products in Europe and PAL territories, has unveiled its biggest line-up ever for Gamescom 2016. Square Enix presents a number of premieres at Europe‘s biggest trade and consumer show for interactive entertainment on over more than 1,100 square meters of booth space featuring more than 220 hands-on stations for gamers eager to try out upcoming releases.
From August 18th to August 21st, visitors of Gamescom in Cologne, Germany can go hands-on with a wide variety of top titles from the Square Enix portfolio. This includes the worldwide-first consumer hands-on of a new part of the action blockbuster roleplaying-game FINAL FANTASY® XV. In addition, gamers can look forward to hands-on with the dystopian action-roleplay DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED™, and the mobile game DEUS EX GO™ from the DEUS EX UNIVERSE®. Fans can also look forward to the stealth-action game HITMAN® and as a European premiere the PlayStation® 4 version of RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER®: 20 YEAR CELEBRATION, right in time to celebrate the award-winning and legendary series featuring Lara Croft®. MMO-fans can compete in exciting battles of the award-winning MMO FINAL FANTASY® XIV while gamers can look forwards to hands-on with DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS™, WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY™, FINAL FANTASY XII™, KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 FINAL CHAPTER PROLOGUE. Last, but certainly not least, SQUARE ENIX COLLECTIVE™ will be showcasing some great upcoming talent, with THE TURING TEST™, BLACK THE FALL™, TOKYO DARK™, OH MY GODHEADS™ and GOETIA™.
Square Enix is welcoming visitors to rest and recharge their devices in front of a gigantic LED in the middle of the booth.
As in the previous year, the Square Enix presence stretches over two locations in hall 9. The main booth (hall 9, B31/B41) includes both the hands-on areas for FINAL FANTASY XV and FINAL FANTASY XIV where players compete in daily Battle Challenges against the gigantic primals Sephirot and Thordan. DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS, WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY and KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue are also located at the main booth as well as HITMAN, DEUS EX: MANKIND DIVIDED and RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 YEAR CELEBRATION for visitors above the age of 18. Consumers waiting in line for one of the presentations or hands-on stations can pass the time by checking out the upcoming mobile release DEUS EX GO at one of the many hands-on stations.
MMO fans are called to arms at the FINAL FANTASY XIV: BATTLE ARENA (hall 9, C51), where gamers face-off against all the powerful primals featured in the game in order to win attractive prizes, fans can also enjoy show matches on stage, a signing session, and a cosplay competition. Commentating on the FINAL FANTASY XIV action live are Mori, Wolverous, EisohneWaffel, and Sissor.
“At this year’s E3 we presented our biggest line-up ever. At Gamescom 2016 we will set another mark with the biggest show in our history,” says Phil Rogers, CEO Square Enix Americas and Europe. “We are very happy to offer hands-on of these highly-anticipated titles to gamers from all over the world.”
Fans are also invited to visit the booth of Square Enix Products in hall 5.2, booth E12 to check out all the upcoming products and purchase some special items. FINAL FANTASY XV – Ignis Play Arts KAI and Silver Pendant Ring of Lucii will be sold for the first time among other new and amazing merchandise. Visitors will also get the chance to try the highly anticipated FINAL FANTASY TCG in its German version and secure an exclusive FINAL FANTASY VII Remake Cloud Promo card!
More information regarding the new announcements and reveals at Gamescom 2016 will be released in the coming weeks.
THE FULL GAMESCOM 2016 LINE UP
PC and Console
DEUS EX: Mankind Divided
Platform: PlayStation®4 system, Xbox One®, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, Windows PC
Developer: Eidos-Montréal (a Square Enix studio)
Available: August 23, 2016
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™, the sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, builds on the franchises trademark choice and consequence, action–RPG based gameplay, to create both a memorable and highly immersive experience. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen, now an experienced covert agent, and will gain access to his new arsenal of customizable state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations. With time working against him, Adam must choose the right approach, along with who to trust, in order to unravel a vast worldwide conspiracy. The game also includes Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – Breach, a new and innovative game mode. This new take on the game offers, for the very first time, an arcade approach on the gameplay of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided, providing players with a unique puzzle shooter experience.
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS
Platform: PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® Vita
Developer: Square Enix
Available: October 14, 2016
DRAGON QUEST BUILDERS provides players the ability to build a variety of unique tools from materials you gather, and rebuild towns and cities to restore life to the shattered world of Alefgard. Players will battle with famous monsters from the DRAGON QUEST® series and interact with gorgeously designed 3D characters. The immersive DRAGON QUEST story and world to explore, combined with the freedom of sandbox gameplay, provides a new and exciting, family-friendly experience, with an intuitive control system, will have you building the towers and castles of your dreams in no time.
FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE
Platform: PlayStation® 4
Developer: Square Enix
FINAL FANTASY XII THE ZODIAC AGE™ improves upon the 2006 classic FINAL FANTASY XII, now more beautiful and easier to play than ever. The HD remaster introduces several modern advancements, including reconstructed battle design and a revamped job system. With newly implemented trophies and share functions, as well as stark visual and sound improvements, players both returning and new to the game will experience a grand adventure that spans the world of Ivalice in an entirely new and improved way.
FINAL FANTASY XIV
Platform: PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® 3, Windows PC, Mac
Developer: Square Enix
With over six million registered accounts globally, Heavensward expands the critically acclaimed MMO FINAL FANTASY XIV, featuring an increased level cap and storyline surrounding the Holy See of Ishgard and the thousand-year Dragonsong War. Heavensward continues to update content for players, with the recent release of Patch 3.3, Revenge of the Horde, concluding the story of the Dragonsong War, and featuring new dungeons, a new alliance raid and more.
FINAL FANTASY XV
Platform: PlayStation® 4, Xbox One
Developer: Square Enix
Available: September 30, 2016
FINAL FANTASY XV is a groundbreaking fantasy based on reality that is destined to become a future masterpiece – with revolutionary gameplay, dramatic storytelling, and cutting-edge technology. Escaping the flames of war, Noctis, the Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Lucis, embarks on an epic journey with his best friends – through a world of larger-than-life beasts, amazing wonders to behold, and dungeons filled with danger, in the hopes of finding the strength to take back his homeland and end the battle.
Platform: PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, Windows PC
Developer: Io-Interactive (a Square Enix studio)
Available: Now, New episodes releasing throughout 2016
The creative stealth-action game HITMAN sees players perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world, from the highly fashionable Paris and sunny coast of Italy to the dust and hustle of the markets in Marrakesh in this creative stealth action game. Gameplay focuses on taking out targets in huge and intricate sandbox levels with complete freedom of approach. Where to go, when to strike and who to kill – it is all up to you. For the first time, HITMAN leads with a digital release inviting players into a world of assassination.
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue
Platform: PlayStation® 4
Developer: Square Enix and Disney
Available: December 2016
KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue is a compilation that brings the popular KINGDOM HEARTS Dream Drop Distance to the PlayStation®4 system platform remastered in high definition. The newly improved title features brand new content with KINGDOM HEARTS 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage –, a playable episode that is played from the perspective of Aqua taking place after the storyline of KINGDOM HEARTS Birth by Sleep and links to the upcoming KINGDOM HEARTS III. The title also includes KINGDOM HEARTS χ [chi] Back Cover, a new HD movie that tells the mysterious story of the Foretellers and connects to the earliest parts of the series’ history.
RISE OF THE TOMB RAIDER: 20 Year Celebration
Platform: PlayStation® 4, Xbox One, Windows PC
Developer: Crystal Dynamics (a Square Enix Studio)
Available: October 11, 2016
Crystal Dynamics® and Square Enix continue to celebrate 20 years of Lara Croft, the gaming world’s iconic heroine, with Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. This new version will include the award-winning Rise of the Tomb Raider game; a completely new story chapter entitled “Blood Ties”, new co-op Endurance gameplay, PlayStation VR support for “Blood Ties”, all of the previously released DLC, more outfits, weapons, and Expedition Cards. With the exception of VR support, all of the new content in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration will also be available for Xbox One and PC players. Current Season Pass owners on Xbox One and PC will automatically receive the content for free, and moving forward the existing Season Pass will be updated to include the new content. There is no Season Pass on PlayStation 4, as all of the content is included in the initial release.
WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY®
Platform: PlayStation® 4, PlayStation® Vita
Developer: Square Enix
Available: October 28, 2016
In WORLD OF FINAL FANTASY, players will lead a pair of twins, Reynn and Lann, on their journey through the world of Grymoire on a search to rediscover their lost memories. Throughout their journey, players will collect, raise and battle with the adorably familiar beings throughout the world including cactuar, chocobo and behemoth to customise and stack their army of monsters to create strategic tower combinations and take on even the most challenging of opponents.
Square Enix Collective
THE TURING TEST
Platform: Windows PC
Developer: Bulkhead Interactive
Available: August 2016
You play the role of Ava Turing, an engineer for the International Space Agency (ISA) who attempts to uncover the truth behind the research base on Jupiter’s moon, Europa, in this gorgeous first-person puzzle game built with Unreal™ Engine 4. Solve puzzles using your Energy Manipulation Tool (EMT) to transfer power out of one object and into another; power up and take control of artificially intelligent machines, manipulate giant structures and solve complex tasks – all woven into a multi-layered story based on the human struggle for control. The Turing Test will be published for PC by Square Enix Collective in August 2016.
BLACK THE FALL
Platform: Windows PC
Developer: Sand Sailor Studio
Available: 2016 TBC
Black The Fall is an immensely atmospheric side-scrolling action adventure for PC and digital consoles set in a dark and oppressive land, inspired by the Sand Sailor team’s upbringing in Communist Romania. Discover a forgotten industrial world where strict rules and harsh punishments tore the fabric of humanity itself. What will you do to survive? Solve puzzles to progress, all the while attempting to avoid suspicion and alerting the intent… and unfriendly… gaze of the State. Black The Fall will be published on both PC and Console by Square Enix Collective later in Q3 2016., with console versions available in early 2017.
Platform: Windows PC/Mac
Available: tbc 2016
Tokyo Dark is a side scrolling point-and-click mystery adventure game for Windows and Mac. As Detective Itō you’ll explore Tokyo – following leads, collecting clues, and making difficult decisions with far-reaching consequences. Tokyo Dark features a huge number of dialogue choices and interactions that affect character attributes and change the outcome of the story. Unlike a visual novel, you’ll control Detective Itō directly as you explore Tokyo, trying to balance your professional duty, personal life, and sanity. Will the past come back to haunt you, or will you stand by your decisions?
OH MY GODHEADS
Platform: Windows PC
Available: Q1 2017
Oh My Godheads is the world’s first capture-the-head action game for 1-4 players. Capture-the-head is like capture-the-flag, but the flag is an ancient head that’s alive, angry, and after you! Fight with friends to capture these furious, living heads and bring them back to your team’s plinth…if you can. Born from a love of old school multiplayer games like Micro Machines, Worms, and Street Fighter, Titutitech wanted to recreate the fun, fast-paced multiplayer experience of those games while adding full 3D environments for more tactics, more depth, and more replayability. Oh, did we mention it’s got exploding pies?
Platform: Windows PC/Mac
Available: Out Now
A haunting point-and-click adventure, Goetia puts you in the ghostly shoes of Abigail Blackwood, recently risen from the grave, who knows nothing about the last 40 years of her family’s history. Help Abigail find out what went on in the manor, and the nearby ruins of Oakmarsh village – what happened in the place you grew up, and what led to its downfall? Tough puzzles and a deep story awaits, as you piece together the mysticism and fanatical experiments that took place, to reveal the disturbing truth of your family’s past…
Handheld and Mobile
DEUS EX GO
Platform: Phones & Tablets
Developer: Square Enix Montréal (a Square Enix studio)
Available: Summer 2016
Deus Ex GO is a turn-based infiltration puzzle game set in a stylized interpretation of the Deus Ex Universe®. As double agent Adam Jensen, you’ll use hacking, combat, and augmentations to solve the most challenging puzzles of the entire GO series. Work alongside your allies in TF29 and the Juggernaut Collective as you infiltrate locations to unravel the conspiracy behind a terrorist plot.
July 25, 2016: Daedalic at San Diego Comic-Con 2016
Silence is a modern adventure that takes players into the fantastic world of Silence, a picturesque world between life and death. In about 12 playable hours, elaborately designed 3D characters meet opulent 2D backgrounds. Three playable characters guide the players through the mystical world. In addition to new characters, there will also be a reunion with old friends.
Silence will be released in Q4 2016 for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One™ and Playstation 4™.
State of Mind
State of Mind is a futuristic thriller written by Martin Ganteföhr, who’s already established as a writer of outstanding games. The dystopian 3D adventure combines two diverse explorable worlds. Various playable characters as well as realistic low poly visuals let players submerge in a gritty but realistic vision of the future.
State of Mind is scheduled for release in Q1 2017 for PC, Mac, Linux, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One™.
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun
The tactical game with stealth elements Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is a cooperative endeavor of Daedalic Entertainment and Mimimi Productions. The game is a special take on the genre: it takes place during the Edo-Era of Japan in 1615. Within a playtime of roughly 25 hours, 5 characters will face challenging missions, each protagonist with their own special field of expertise. Only if you know the positive and negative qualities of your characters and play tactically and with finesse, will you master the challenges ahead.
Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun is scheduled for release in Q4 2016 for PC, Mac, Linux as well as PlayStation®4 and Xbox One™.
The Long Journey Home
The space exploration RPG is the first project of Daedalic Entertainment Studio West and under the creative direction of Andreas Suika. In a completely procedural generated galaxy, built with the Unreal 4 Engine, players have to find their way home. Friendly – and not so friendly – aliens will aid or hinder the journey while the players have to use scarce resources and their wits as good as they can on The Long Journey Home.
The Long Journey Home is due for release in the second half of 2016 for PC and in the first half of 2017 for Xbox One™ and Playstation 4™.
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July 22, 2016: The Long Journey Home: Complete Crew and Live Stream at San Diego Comic-Con 2016
The crew is complete! At this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, Daedalic Entertainment Studio West presents the entire crew who will report for the exciting mission to a galaxy far away. The crew has ten members altogether: Dr. Miri Wagner (Applied Physicst), Simon Castillo (Vice President, Schiaparelli Mining Group), Professor Nikolay Lebedev (Researcher), Benoit Verdier (Theoretical Physicist), Kirsten Barrasso (Astronaut), Dr. Siobhan Hartigan (Archeologist), Dr. Ashwin Malhotra (Botanist), Alessandra Iacovelli (Engineer), Zoe Creed (Student/Blogger) und Malcom Winters (Test Pilot).
Find the complete crew in this artwork. A more detailled description of the crew can be found here. The Long Journey Home on Steam.
The Long Journey Home is due for release in the second half of 2016 for PC and in the first half of 2017 for Xbox One™ and Playstation 4™.
The first mission’s goal is to reach the galaxy of Alpha Centauri. The astronauts are supposed to take terra samples. The Alcubierre Jump Drive was developed in line with the KNOSSOS research project, specifically for this mission. This technology enables the light jump impulse of a space ship. A fleet consisting of diverse space ships is available for the very first manned light jump in the history of mankind. These space ships differ in load capacity, jump coverage, tank volume and technical equipment. There are also different landing modules which enable the exploration of the galaxy Alpha Centauri. The space ships are provided with the latest scanners and laboratories and offer enough room for four members of the mission. Therefore, the player has to choose four out of ten available astronauts before launching the mission. Their individual and variable skills are essential for the shaping of the adventure.
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The Long Journey Home is a Space Exploration RPG that combines the best of classic space adventures like Starflight and Star Control II with the replayability of modern roguelikes, in a procedurally generated, endlessly surprising living universe inspired by beloved modern Science Fiction shows like Farscape and Firefly.
Your goal: to find the way back to Earth. An accident during humanity’s first jump drive test has catapulted you and your crew to the other side of the galaxy, and the only way home is through. Lead your crew as you explore new worlds in search of allies and support. Face searing storms and deadly gravity as you plunder alien worlds for their secrets and technology. Befriend alien races and earn their trust. Keep your people alive.
Do whatever it takes to get home.
- Explore a living, procedurally generated galaxy
- Guide your crew through complex quests and moral dilemmas
- Uncover ancient secrets in the ruins of distant worlds
- Fight for survival in a dangerous universe
- Chart your own course – every game, a new journey
July 21, 2016: Silence: News for San Diego Comic-Con 2016
Daedalic Entertainment presents the most recent impressions of their modern adventure Silence at San Diego Comic-Con. Brand new scenes let players escape into the picturesque world between life and death. Additionally there are new images of many characters who accompany them on their journey through this unique world. For all those who can’t visit Comic-Con, there’s always the new Silence Steam page where they can find everything relevant about the game.
Silence will be released in Q4 2016 for PC, Mac, Linux, Xbox One™ and Playstation 4™.
War rages on. During an air raid, 16 year old Noah and his little sister Renie seek shelter in a bunker. There, not only are they protected from the deadly bombardment, but are also at the crossroads of a world between life and death: Silence. When Noah’s sister gets lost in Silence, he is forced to venture into this idyllic yet threatening world to find her.
Silence, however, bears its own scars of war and suffering. Dark creatures haunt towns and cities and ravage this once serene place between worlds. Only a small band of rebels stands against the looming menace. Now it is up to the siblings to save Silence and its fantastic inhabitants from impending doom and thus also save their own lives.
- Elaborately designed 3D characters and opulent 2D backgrounds
- Up to 12 hours of enjoyable playtime
- Three playable characters
- There will be exciting new characters, but also a reunion with old friends
July 21, 2016: Thermaltake launches the latest Smart Power Management (SPM) function PC Off Remote Control for Toughpower DPS G Power Supplies Full Series
Thermaltake has taken PC security protection a step further by releasing PC Off Remote Control. This newly added function of the Smart Power Management (SPM) Platform is applied to all series of the Toughpower DPS G Power Supply. PC Off Remote Control aims to minimize the risk of damage to internal components, and help PC systems become more reliable and efficient. Through the PC Off Remote Control, when the DPS G PC APP detects any abnormality from the PSU, a warning alert will be automatically sent to users via the DPS G Smart Power Management Cloud Web and DPS G Mobile APP. After receiving the message, users can immediately turn off or reboot their PC through the SPM Cloud Web or the Mobile APP on their mobile devices anywhere. To save the energy and electricity cost, PC Off Remote Control also allows users to remotely schedule a shutdown for their system either through the SPM Cloud Web or the Mobile APP. PC Users can reinforce their PC security protection with Thermaltake by downloading the latest version of the SPM Platform.
Mr. Nil Bhowmik, Country Business Head (India), Thermaltake, said – “Thermaltake’s latest Smart Power Management (SPM) platform is revolutionary and first of its kind technology that provides PC users insights on their PC power consumption. This advanced platform will give PC/DIY users real time updates on the health of their PC system. The platform being accessible on the Cloud and App will enables users to turn off/reboot their PC from any mobile device remotely. Using this SPM Platform, users can now safeguard their PC, check electrical consumption, analyze individual usage, track behavioural patterns and take prompt action to minimize the risk of damage and ensure longevity of their PC internal components.”
What is Smart Power Management (SPM)?
Thermaltake would like to raise the awareness on global warming issue to all PC DIY/ PC users through Smart Power Management (SPM) platform. SPM is a cloud computing platform that tracks and analyzes PC electricity consumption, allows users to observe and learn their own energy consumption whereby alter their behaviour to achieve the goal of reducing CO2 emission together to contribute to slowing global warming.
The Latest Enhancements to the Smart Power Management (SPM) Platform
PC Off Remote Control
Users are capable of accessing the power usage data through Android or iOS devices anytime and anywhere. Real-time warning alert will be sent out from DPS G PC APP to the SPM once the fan fails, when the temperature is overheated (over 140℉/60℃) or even when the voltage is over/under 5% of the normal voltage level. Meanwhile, the SPM will push the real-time warning alert to the DPS G Smart Power Management Cloud Web and DPS G Mobile APP immediately. To minimize any potential damages caused by PSU failures, after receiving the warning message, users can use PC Off Remote Control to immediately turn off or reboot their PC through the Mobile APP on their mobile phone or the SPM Cloud Web on the notebook anywhere. Moreover, this innovative function provides a more efficient way to help users save on energy and electricity cost. The PC Off Remote Control allows users to remotely schedule a shutdown for their system either by the SPM Cloud Web or the Mobile APP.
Select models of Thermaltake Toughpower DPS G Series PSUs will also be available in India soon.
PC Off Remote Control: http://www.thermaltake.com/
For more details on Thermaltake Smart Power Management (SPM) please visit:
Smart Power Management (SPM) Platform – https://dps.thermaltake.com
GALAX, a leading manufacturer and innovator of the award winning Nvidia based Graphics Card has come up with the next generation Galax GeForce GTX 1060 EXOC Black 6GB graphics card. This performance packed GALAX card offers an all-black look with a refined style and a custom twin 90mm fan ready to rock out of the box. This card is packed with innovative new gaming technologies, making it the perfect choice for the latest high-definition games and is VR Ready. Powered by NVIDIA Pascal™ – the most advanced GPU architecture ever created—the GeForce GTX 1060 delivers brilliant performance that opens the door to virtual reality and beyond.
Boasting a core clock of 1544 MHz and a boost clock of 1759 MHz, this card comes with ultra-fast FinFET technology and supports DirectX 12 features. This means you can count on an amazing experience in every application—including performance in high-definition and immersive VR Ready games that are up to 3X faster than with previous-generation GPUs.
THE LATEST GAMING TECHNOLOGIES:
Get the power to drive next-generation displays, including VR, ultra-high-resolution, and multiple monitors. And bring more realism to every game with NVIDIA GameWorks™ technologies that offer a true cinematic experience and amazing new image-capture to share your game.
Discover next-generation VR performance, the lowest latency, and plug-and-play compatibility with leading headsets—driven by NVIDIA VRWorks™ technologies. VR audio, physics, and haptics let you hear and feel every moment.
The Galax GTX 1060 EXOC Black 6GB is priced at MOP INR 23,600/- in India.
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July 19, 2016: PRE-ORDER DEUS EX MANKIND DIVIDED NOW TO WIN STEEL SERIES SIBERIA 200 GAMING HEADSET + OFFICIAL T- SHIRT
Games The Shop the leading games specialist retailer in India announced today an exclusive pre-order bonus for Deus Ex Mankind Divided. Few lucky players who pre-order the game from Games The Shop will stand a chance to win SteelSeries Siberia 200 Gaming Headset along with a cool printed t-shirt of protagonist ‘Adam Jensen’ from the upcoming Deus Ex Mankind Divided.
Developed by Eidos Montreal and published by Square Enix, Deus Ex: Mankind Divided™, is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution®, that builds on the franchises trademark choice and consequence, action-RPG based gameplay, to create both a memorable and highly immersive experience. Players will once again take on the role of Adam Jensen – an experienced covert agent, and will gain access to his new arsenal of customizable state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations.
Customers who wish to pre-order can buy the game copy here – bit.ly/DeusExMankindatGTS
Additionally, all the players who pre-order the game will also get an official T-shirt of Deus Ex Mankind Divided (Offer valid till stocks last, this offer is not available for PC customers)
Deus Ex Mankind Divided will be out on August 23rd 2016 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One & PC.
To watch Deus Ex Mankind Divided Gameplay Demo click on the link here- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5acI46z9Y4
Below editions for Deus Ex Mankind Divided are also available for pre-order:
- Steel Book Edition – PlayStation 4 & Xbox One available for Rs.3,999 and PC for ₹1,999/-
- Standard Edition – PlayStation 4 & Xbox One is available for Rs.3,499 and PC for ₹999/-
- Collector’s Edition – PlayStation 4 & Xbox One is available for Rs.9,999 while PC is for ₹8,999/-
July 19, 2016: GIGABYTE Introduces GeForce® GTX 1060 Graphics Card Line
GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today introduced 4 models for its GeForce® GTX 1060 lineup powered by the latest Pascal GP106 GPU. With the GTX 1060 G1 GAMING (GV-N1060G1GAMING-6GD) leading the charge, GIGABYTE also offers the GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC edition (GV-N1060WF2OC-6GD) and the single-fan GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC edition (GV-N1060IXOC-6GD) at launch, as well as the GTX 1060 D5 edition (GV-N1060D5-6GD) aimed for value-seeking gamers, to provide maximized performance at each respective budget ranges and for each PC build requirements.
GTX 1060 G1 GAMING
The GTX 1060 G1 GAMING raises the game with Super Overclocked GPU, the signature WINDFORCE technology, and RGB Illumination for gamers who crave superior cooling and overclocking performances for next-gen gaming with style.
Through GIGABYTE’s GPU Gauntlet Sorting technology, the top-notch GPU cores built in G1 GAMING cards push overclocking capability to the limit without compromising the system reliability. The highest-grade components augmented with 6+1 phase design make the MOSFET working at a lower temperature to provide more stable voltage output for superior overclocking.
To keep this beast running cool, the WINDFORCE 2X cooling system incorporates dual 90mm alternate-spinning fans with the unique blade design and 2 composite copper heat pipes with direct touch to the GPU, together keeping the card cool and quiet even when heavily overclocked. Fans are also regulated when the system is running at low load or idle. An LED fan indicator provides a user-friendly, instant display of the fan status.
The card brings vividness to PC builds with its full-spectrum RGB and lighting effects using the newly developed XTREME Engine utility software. At rear, a sleek-looking metal back plate adds rigidity and protection to the card. The smart power LED indicator helps to ensure the system stability at all times in case of any power abnormality.
GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC
Fitted with a solid back plate, the GTX 1060 WINDFORCE OC edition runs sufficiently cool and quiet with the help of WINDFORCE 2X cooling system, featuring two semi-passive 90mm fans, a pure copper composite heat pipe with direct touch to GPU, and unique blade fan design. Alternate spinning fans further reduce turbulence to a minimum. Via the intuitive interface of XTREME Engine utility, gamers can enjoy smooth gaming right away with a simple click of the button to overclock the card without the hassle of any manual adjustment.
GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC
Measuring 17cm in length, the small form factor GTX 1060 Mini ITX OC edition is perfect for building compact gaming rigs or HTPC. Equipped with 2 composite copper heat pipes with direct touch to GPU and a single 90mm unique-blade fan with semi-passive cooling, the custom-designed cooler can dissipate heat effectively, while running remarkably quiet even under loads. The card is built usingUltra Durable chokes and capacitors, making the MOSFET working at a lower temperature for more stable voltage output.
GTX 1060 D5
The GTX 1060 D5 edition features the dual-fan WINDFORCE 2X cooler with counter-rotating fans and auto fan stop under light loads, as well as RGB lighting with virtually unlimited color options, making it a smart choice for those looking to build a GP106-powered gaming rig on a budget.
For more details on the GIGABYTE GTX 1060 G1 GAMING Edition, please visit: http://www.gigabyte.com/
For more details on the GIGABYTE GTX 1060 D5 Edition, please visit http://www.gigabyte.
July 19, 2016: Inno3D announcing new GeForce GTX 1060 graphics card series
Inno3D, a leading manufacturer of high-end hardware components and computer utilities, introduces its new family of Inno3D GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards. Just as the flagship line-up, Inno3D will launch its Gaming OC and flagship iChiLL series simultaneously.
Complementing the existing cooling solution for the iChiLL member, Inno3D has taken the opportunity to also introduce a new version of its Gaming OC solution. Built with two 10cm super-efficient fans, not only the airflow is optimized to cool down both GPU and DRAM chips, the noise production has also been brought down to hardly noticeable levels, even going to a full-stop at low load / idle mode.
“Our customers can now benefit from an optimized cooling that is hardly audible and leaves us with only winners”, confirmed Ken Wong, product specialist at Inno3D. “The team has put in 200% effort to design this product and we’re confident that the world will appreciate our new dual 10cm fan solution.”
Based on NVIDIA’s new PascalTM architecture, the new Inno3D GeForce GTX 1060 graphics cards deliver outstanding performance in the latest games, severe applications and is a cost-efficient solution for Virtual Reality purposes.
More information can be found on
July 18, 2016: ASUS extends its Overclocking Tour to Bangalore
ASUS, the leading manufacturer of motherboards and computer peripherals continued the second leg of their ‘Overclocking Tour’ in Bangalore, to promote the community of highly intellectual and passionate Overclockers in India facilitated by ASUS hardware. The event saw a large presence of overclockers along with PC Gamers, modders and Enthusiasts. The finale of the OC tour cumulates in Mumbai.
After successfully concluding India’s first ever ‘overclocking’ tour in Kolkata, ASUS have brought the second edition to Bangalore as part of an ongoing four city tour. The Kolkata event saw a turn up of over 50 enthusiasts along with Jimmy Tangree, Head of 91.9 FM and Sportskeeda, India’s only, largest all-sports website. The tour also yielded many young enthusiasts pursuing and climbing up the ranks in overclocking on HWBOT.org, an overclocking portal dedicated to promoting overclocking achievements and competitions for professionals as well as enthusiasts worldwide.
ASUS’s latest lineup of components and products were showcased as part of the Bangalore tour led by Mr. Vinay Shetty, Regional Director, ASUS India, Component Business. The VivoStick PC was unveiled at the event as part of the showcase. A SUS VivoStick is a pocket-sized Windows PC that gives you desktop-like computing whenever you need it. It is powered by an Intel Atom processor to turn any HDMI TV, display, or projector into a fully-functional PC for work or play
As part of the event the following products were showcased:
Motherboards: X 99, ROG STRIX X99, Rampage V Edition 10
Graphics Cards: 1080 STRIX, 1070 STRIX
Projectors: ASUS P3B Ultra-portable projector
Networking: ASUS RT AC 5300 and RT AC 3200 Triband Gigabit Router
Peripherals: Cerberus Gaming Series
Monitors: PG248Q, MG279Q, MG248Q
The mainstay was Overclocking and extreme overclocking (with LN2) which intrigued the Bangalore audience. The overclocking competition saw participation from all the enthusiasts attending the event. Three participants won prizes worth INR 35,000. The winner of the third prize, Sid Shetty won an ASUS Gladius mouse. The runner up, Vivek Rajamani won the ASUS B150 pro gaming motherboard. Gaurav Bhardwaj, won the first prize at the competition, an ASUS Maximus VIII Hero motherboard.
“We are delighted with our unique initiative and Kolkata gave us the impetus and confidence to go on further in this OC Tour. Bangalore has been the city with a diverse audience of Hardcore PC gamers and enthusiasts. I’m happy we have introduced them to the concepts of overclocking and piqued the interest of these talented minds. We may see a new wave of talent pool for the overclocking community coming from Bangalore the next time. ” said Mr. Shetty.
July 18, 2016: AMD reaffirms its DirectX 12 performance leadership with Futuremark’s new 3DMark Time Spy benchmark
Futuremark® has today released its newest benchmark, 3DMark® Time Spy, and Radeon™ graphics results further demonstrate AMD’s performance leadership in DirectX® 12.
The DirectX 12 ecosystem is rapidly expanding as developers adopt the low-overhead API. With its wide range of industry partnerships, AMD has led DirectX 12 performance for the vast majority of game titles and benchmarks, including Ashes of the Singularity™, Hitman™, Total War™: Warhammer and the Total War™: Warhammer DX12 benchmark build, Quantum Break™, Gears of War™ and Forza APEX™.
With DirectX 12, AMD products can deliver higher framerates, more efficient GPU performance and lower latency, with support for advanced features including:
- Multi-Threaded Command Buffer Recording: Multi-threaded command buffer recording opens up a wide communication lane between your AMD processor or APU and your AMD Radeon™ GPU – so more than one CPU core can talk to the GPU at a time. With DirectX® 11, most of the graphics work was loaded onto one core.
- DirectX 12 Asynchronous Compute: a DirectX 12 feature exclusively supported by the Graphics Core Next and Polaris architectures found in many AMD Radeon graphics cards, this powerful feature allows for parallel execution of compute and graphics tasks, substantially reducing the time other architectures need to execute the same workloads in a longer step-by-step manner
- DirectX 12 mGPU: DirectX12 mGpu enables incredible multi-GPU warfare with higher framerates, lower input latency, capacity for higher image quality and more.
You can learn more about 3DMark Time Spy here.
July 15, 2016: 2K Announces WWE® 2K17 Collector’s Edition Celebrating WWE NXT®
2K has announced plans for the NXT® Edition of WWE® 2K17, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. Limited to 50,000 copies worldwide, the offering will celebrate the explosive growth and popularity of NXT, WWE’s global brand best known for creating and developing the company’s emerging Superstars. The WWE 2K17 NXT Edition will be available exclusively for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, as well as Xbox One.
The WWE 2K17 NXT Edition will include the following items:
· Copy of WWE 2K17 video game;
· Exclusive premium packaging;
· NXT Enhancement Pack:
o Playable NXT Superstars: Shinsuke Nakamura, Nia Jax and Apollo Crews;
o 50 percent more points at NXT in MyCareer;
· Exclusive Canvas 2 Canvas lithograph designed by WWE artist Rob Schamberger and autographed by NXT Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura;
· Exclusive eight-inch “Demon” Finn Bálor collectible figurine;
· Exclusive Topps NXT TakeOver: London Mat Relics Card:
o Each card will include a piece of authentic ring canvas from the event;
o Each card will feature one of 14 featured Superstars from event;
o Each Superstar’s card will have one of 10 different rarity levels;
· Goldberg Pack: access to two playable versions of legendary WCW® and WWE star Bill Goldberg, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas.
“NXT has quickly transformed into WWE’s third global brand alongside Raw and SmackDown,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative. “The WWE 2K17 NXT Edition is the perfect way to share the passion and enthusiasm of NXT with our fans around the world.”
“From its impressive roster to palpable live event energy, NXT is an unmistakable force responsible for helping drive WWE’s current business and bright future,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “The brand absolutely deserves an NXT Edition for WWE 2K17, and this comprehensive offering of exclusive collectibles and in-game content is a must-have for any WWE or NXT fan.”
Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K17 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on the PS4™ and PS3™ systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 11, 2016. Consumers who pre-order WWE 2K17 at any participating retailer will receive two playable Bill Goldberg characters, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas, at no extra cost on launch day. To pre-order your copy – click here.
July 14, 2016: NVIDIA Ansel coming today! Also, NVIDIA VR Funhouse available on Steam!
On July 14, 2016, Ansel is unleashed. Gamers will be able to download our latest drivers, fire up DICE’sMirrors Edge Catalyst and capture the game like never before!
But what exactly is Ansel? It’s not just a new way to capture in-game shots, we all have PrtScn after all but is a revolutionary new way to compose your in game shots from any position, adjust post-process filters, capture HDR images in true high fidelity formats and share your screenshots in 360 degree surround via your smartphone, PC or VR headset.
Ansel launches today with Mirror’s Edge Catalyst and is also coming soon to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Epic Games’ Fortnite,Paragon and Un
In addition, today we are also bringing our first ever game, NVIDIA VR Funhouse to Steam! It highlights how state of the art graphics and accurate physics modelling can be blended seamlessly into VR midway challenges, arcade fun and table games – special effects come courtesy of NVIDIA PhysX, NVIDIA Hairworks, NVIDIA Flow, NVIDIA FleX and NVIDIA Destruction. Wrapped together with NVIDIA VRWorks it really is a glimpse into the tools developers will use to make incredible VR games in the future.
NVIDIA VR Funhouse will be available in July on Steam for free!
July 14, 2016: RAZER RELEASES WORLD’S FIRST ULTRA-LOW-PROFILE MECHANICAL KEYBOARD SWITCH
Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers, today announced the Razer Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical Switch, a first in the world of keyboard mechanical switches. The switches will be initially outfitted into the Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case for the Apple® iPad Pro.
Each Razer Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical switch features a true actuation and reset point. Presses are registered with 70 grams of force, mimicking the feel of full-size mechanical keyboards in a form factor that’s slim enough to accompany a mobile device.
Razer invested in its own exclusive keyboard switch production lines earlier this year to raise the bar on keyboard and keypad durability and performance. The investment into switch research and design by Razer led to new keyboard technology that made the extraordinarily thin design of the Razer Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical Switch possible. This also helped standard Razer Mechanical Switches set the benchmark for durability with an industry-best 80 million keystroke lifespan.
“We’re commonly thought of as a company that makes phenomenal products for gamers, but to design the very best products, we’ve had to innovate from the ground up – even from each individual component such as mechanical switches,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’re excited about the potential of our Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical Switch and look forward to exploring other applications in addition to the mechanical keyboard we’ve designed for the iPad Pro.”
The Razer Mechanical Keyboard Case for the Apple iPad Pro is equipped with Bluetooth technology for simple connecting and a metal kickstand. The case is available now at RazerStore.com. For more information, visit http://www.razerzone.com/gaming-keyboards-keypads/razer-mechanical-keyboard-ipad-pro
U.S. $169.99 / EU €189.99
Worldwide – Immediate
- Razer™ Ultra-Low-Profile Mechanical Switches
- Optimized actuation and reset points
- Slim Chiclet keycaps
- Designed for Apple iPad Pro
- Metal kickstand
- Detachable polycarbonate protective case
- Connectivity: Bluetooth
- Battery life:
– Approx. 10 hours on a single charge at maximum brightness
– Approx. 600 hours on a single charge with backlighting turned off
July 14, 2016: Radeon™ Graphics Best for Conquering the Known World in Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI
Today AMD (NASDAQ: AMD), 2K and Firaxis Games announced a technical partnership to implement a truly exceptional DirectX® 12 renderer for Radeon™ GPUs into the graphics engine powering Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI.
Complete with support for advanced DirectX® 12 features like asynchronous compute and explicit multi-adapter, PC gamers the world over will be treated to a high-performance and highly-parallelized game engine perfectly suited to sprawling civilizations designed to win hearts, minds, and the stars.
“Radeon™ graphics cards have rapidly become the definitive platform for next-generation DirectX® 12 content,” said Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of alliances, Radeon Technologies Group, AMD. “We’re thrilled to bring our leading DirectX® 12 hardware and expertise to bear in the next installment of the Civilization franchise, which has long been adored by gamers for its intoxicating mix of beautiful graphics and hopelessly addictive gameplay.”
“For 25 years the Civilization franchise has set the standard for beautiful and masterfully crafted turn based strategy,” said Steve Meyer, Director of Software Development, Firaxis Games. “AMD has been a premiere contributor to that reputation in past Civilization titles, and we’re excited to once again join forces to deliver a landmark experience in Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI.”
DirectX® 12 Asynchronous Compute
Asynchronous compute is a DirectX® 12 feature exclusively supported by the Graphics Core Next or Polaris architectures found in many AMD Radeon™ graphics cards. This powerful feature allows for parallel execution of compute and graphics tasks, substantially reducing the time other architectures need to execute the same workloads in a longer step-by-step manner. Asynchronous compute on many Radeon™ GPUs will perfectly complement the unit-rich late game of Civilization VI.
DirectX® 12 Explicit Multi-Adapter
Explicit multi-adapter represents the first time the DirectX® graphics API has officially supported multi-GPU configurations for gamers. Though past versions of the DirectX® API did not prevent multi-GPU support, there were no extensions that specifically aided its addition. DirectX® 12 explicit multi-adapter not only adds official Microsoft support, but augments that support with a range of powerful features and flexibility to unleash the imagination of a game developer. The benefit of multi-GPU can be legion: higher framerates, lower input latency, capacity for higher image quality and more. Explicit multi-adapter support will be an excellent feature addition for Radeon™ graphics customers who demand the very most from their Civilization VI experience.
A History of Collaboration
AMD, 2K and Firaxis Games have a history of intense technical collaboration for the good of PC gamers. Highlights include:
- Adding DirectX® 11 support to Sid Meier’s Civilization® V;
- Co-development of Mantle, the world’s first low-overhead PC graphics API;
- Integration of the Mantle API into Sid Meier’s Civilization® Beyond Earth™;
- Development of the first modern split-frame rendering (SFR) multi-GPU implementation in Sid Meier’s Civilization Beyond Earth
Coming This Fall
Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI (not yet rated by the ESRB) is available for pre-order now on Windows PC, and will be released worldwide on October 21, 2016 for $59.99/£49.99/€59.99 with DirectX® 12 and a built-in benchmark. Expand your empire further with the Civilization VI Digital Deluxe Edition, which includes the full base game, the 25th Anniversary Digital Soundtrack, and access to four post-launch DLC packs that will add new maps, scenarios, civilizations and leaders for a bundled discount.
July 12, 2016: Razer Announces Pre-Orders for New Gaming Mouse
New Razer Abyssus V2 Gaming Mouse Provides Ambidextrous Gaming Control, Comfort and Performance Essentials at a Value Price
WHAT: Razer releases the Abyssus V2, a basic-but-versatile ambidextrous gaming mouse perfected for any playing style. It features an upgraded 5,000 DPI optical sensor, lighting features and on-the-fly programmability. Four rapid-fire, tactile, Hyperesponse switches on the mouse have a lifespan of up to 20 million clicks. Both main mouse buttons feature contoured grooves for more control.
A dedicated cycling button allows users to quickly toggle between five different customizable DPI stages anytime. Molded, textured, rubber side grips are optimized for liftoff and swiping gameplay.
WHY: The Abyssus V2 is a price-performer in the Razer mouse line, offering gamers high-level functionality and durability at an entry-level cost. The mouse is perfect for lefties or right-handed players, casual gamers, or users looking for an inexpensive second device.
WHEN: Pre-orders open today; units ship this month.
WHO: Razer, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers.
WHERE: Razerzone.com and Amazon.com.
July 12, 2016: Civilization VI: Christopher Tin Announcement
2K and Firaxis Games have announced that Christopher Tin is the composer of the title theme for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, launching on October 21st for Windows PC.
Famed for his composing of the only piece of video game music to win a Grammy Award, the title theme to Sid Meier’s Civilization IV ‘Baba Yetu’, Tin returns to the franchise to compose for Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, called ‘Sogno di Volare’ (The Dream of Flight).
“I wanted to write a piece that captured the essence of exploration”, said two time Grammy Award winning composer Christopher Tin, “both the physical exploration of seeking new lands, but also the mental exploration of expanding the frontiers of science and philosophy.”
The world premiere of ‘Sogno di Volare’ will take place at the Cadogan Hall in London, England on July 19th. Tin will be accompanied by Britain’s National Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Angel City Chorale (US), Prima Vocal Ensemble (UK) and Lucis (UK). Alongside the performance of ‘Sogno di Volare’ will be a rendition of ‘Baba Yetu’, making this event unmissable for any fan of the Civilization series.
Tickets for the event can be found here: http://www.cadoganhall.com/event/the-music-of-christopher-tin-160719/
To pre-order the game click here
July 12, 2016: Vulkan patch for DOOM on AMD GPUs
Today id software announced the availability for the Vulkan™ version of DOOM that relies on innovative features to deliver incredible performance.
As you may already know, the Vulkan™ API is a descendant of AMD’s Mantle that supports close-to-metal control across Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10, and Linux®. Compared to OpenGL, Vulkan™ substantially reduces “API overhead” – the background work a CPU does to interpret what a game asks of the hardware – to deliver meaningful features, performance, and image quality and expose GPU hardware features that wouldn’t ordinarily be accessible through OpenGL.
DOOM benefits from Vulkan support by using several great features:
We applaud id Software and Bethesda for making the leap to the brave new world of low-overhead APIs. I highly recommend testing out the benefits of Vulkan over OpenGL on Radeon graphics cards – for more information on the above features and the Vulkan version of DOOM, please visit:
July 11, 2016: ZOTAC Intros Super Compact GeForce® GTX 1060 Series, a New Game Changer for the PC Gaming Generation
ZOTAC International, a global manufacturer of innovation, is pleased to change the playing field of graphics cards once more with a new member in ZOTAC GeForce GTX 10 Series. The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 series is the latest addition within the NVIDIA Pascal™ architecture, with superior performance that can drive the VR experience.
The ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 series will be available in Mini and AMP Edition, both super compact short length cards. The Mini enables raw gaming power to come to smaller builds without compromising thermal performance and noise level. This is made possible with a single wide 90mm fan helped with direct GPU contact and a carefully designed aluminum heatsink providing for even heat dissipation all within a 6.85-inch length.
The AMP Edition cranks up performance with a factory tuned boost to provide greater performance while keeping temperatures and noise level low. The signature IceStorm thermal system is helped by vertically configured 8mm copper heatpipes and a copper cold plate contact, providing a three-point chilling effect on the card. The wide blade on the dual 90mm fans delivers more cool air to the core with less RPM, meaning this card will be barely audible even under load. FREEZE continues to regulate the fans, providing a silent mode when idle with auto fan stop and start within a 8.27-inch length.
Both super compact Mini and AMP Edition cards are VR Ready while only taking 2 PCIE slots, making this the perfect upgrade for enthusiasts and users who are looking to march into VR or build a powerful compact system.
Accompanying the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 series is Firestorm, the ZOTAC graphics card utility, redesigned with a new look dotted with new and improved features. The performance-tweaking and fan settings have been revamped to deliver a more user-friendly experience.
The new ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060will be availabe starting July 19, 2016 in two super compact models.
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 Mini @₹22,999/-
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1060 AMP Edition @₹24,999/-
July 8, 2016: RX 480 driver update – Radeon Software 16.7.1- is now available
This follows the concerns around excess current from the PCIe bus. In this driver we’ve implemented a change to address power distribution on the Radeon RX 480 – this change will lower current drawn from the PCIe bus.
Separately, we’ve also included an option to reduce total power with minimal performance impact. Users will find this as the “compatibility” UI toggle in the Global Settings menu of Radeon Settings. This toggle is “off” by default.
Finally, we’ve implemented a collection of performance improvements for the Polaris architecture that yield performance uplifts in popular game titles of up to 3%1. These optimizations are designed to improve the performance of the Radeon RX 480, and should substantially offset the performance impact for users who choose to activate the “compatibility” toggle.
AMD is committed to delivering high quality and high performance products, and we’ll continue to provide users with more control over their product’s performance and efficiency. We appreciate all the feedback so far, and we’ll continue to bring further performance and performance/W optimizations to the Radeon RX 480.
To know more about the update, please click here.
July 7, 2016: A Quantum Leap for Every Gamer: NVIDIA Unveils the GeForce GTX 1060
NVIDIA today added the NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1060 to its Pascal™ family of gaming GPUs, complementing the GTX 1080 and 1070, which have set records for speed and power efficiency following their launch two months ago.
Like the entire Pascal architecture GPU lineup, and with a starting price of only $249, the GTX 1060 has been crafted for speed and optimized for performance per watt. Manufactured on the leading-edge FinFET 16nm process, the GTX 1060 delivers GTX 980-level performance and twice the energy efficiency in VR. It consumes only 120 watts of power while driving the latest VR and DirectX 11/12 PC games at blistering speeds.
The GTX 1060 features 1,280 CUDA cores, 6GB of GDDR5 memory running at 8Gbps and a boost clock of 1.7GHz, which can be easily overclocked to 2GHz for further performance. Across the top gaming titles, GTX 1060 is on average 15 percent faster and over 75 percent more power efficient than the closest competitive product at stock speeds.(1)
SMP Technology Integrated into Top Game Engines; More Than 30 Titles in Development
The GTX 1060 supports NVIDIA VRWorks™, a software developer kit that allows developers to intertwine what users see, hear and touch with the physical behavior of the environment – convincing them that their virtual experience is real.
Included with VRWorks is NVIDIA Simultaneous Multi-Projection technology, which allows the GTX 1060 to seamlessly project a single image simultaneously to both eyes, yielding a 3x VR graphics performance improvement over previous generation GPUs. This allows GTX 1060 users to play VR games with higher levels of detail, without sacrificing performance or quality, for a more realistic, immersive experience.
Simultaneous Multi-Projection is being integrated into the world’s biggest game engines, Unreal Engine and Unity. More than 30 games are already in development, including Unreal Tournament, Poolnation VR, Everest VR, Obduction, Adr1ft and Raw Data.
NVIDIA Ansel Integrated into ‘Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst’ and ‘Witcher 3’; Available this Month
The GTX 1060 also supports NVIDIA Ansel™ technology, a powerful game-capture tool that allows gamers to explore, capture and share the artistry of gaming in ways never before possible. With Ansel, users can compose the gameplay shots they want, pointing the camera in any direction, from any vantage point within a gaming world, and then capture 360-degree stereo photospheres for viewing with a VR headset or Google Cardboard.
Gamers will be able to experience Ansel for themselves with Mirror’s Edge: Catalyst next week, and Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, later this month. Many more Ansel-enabled games are in development, including Epic Games’ Fortnite, Paragon and Unreal Tournament; Cyan Worlds’ Obduction; Thekla’s The Witness; Boss Key Productions’ Lawbreakers; Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s The Division; and the highly anticipated No Man’s Sky from Hello Games.
VR Funhouse Available This Month on Steam, Adds GTX 1060 Support
NVIDIA VR Funhouse – the company’s VR carnival game – will be available for free later this month from Valve’s Steam digital distribution service. Developed on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4, VR Funhouse will work on GTX 1080, 1070 and 1060 GPUs and HTC Vive VR headsets. It will also be open sourced to developers and artists so they can create their own VR Funhouse attractions.
Special Limited Founder’s Edition, Direct from NVIDIA
The GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition board – designed and built by NVIDIA – will be available in India starting July 19 at http://www.nvidia.in/graphics-cards/geforce/pascal/gtx-1060/ only. The GeForce GTX 1060 Founder’s Edition is crafted with premium materials and components, including a faceted die-cast aluminum body machine finished for strength and rigidity and a thermal solution designed to run cool and quiet.
Like the GeForce GTX 1080 and GTX 1070 Founder’s Edition boards, a dual-FETs power supply is used to improve power efficiency, along with a low impedance power delivery network and custom voltage regulators.
The NVIDIA Flickr page hosts the entire lineup of GeForce product photos.
Keep Current on NVIDIA
The MSRP id the GTX 1060 is ₹22,999.
July 7, 2016: BASKETBALL SEASON NEVER ENDS WITH LAUNCH OF EA SPORTS NBA LIVE MOBILE
Today Electronic Arts Inc. announced the launch of NBA LIVE Mobile worldwide* on the App Store and Google Play, letting fans extend the basketball season beyond the NBA Finals. NBA LIVE Mobile lets players build the ultimate squad for 5-on-5 action, and will connect fans to the league all year long.
NBA LIVE Mobile provides a variety of ways to play, including Live Event drills or game scenarios, head-to-head matchups against fans all over the world and single-player Season mode. As players participate in matches they will earn coins and other rewards that will allow them to further build up a team to beat.
The game also features intuitive onscreen controls that allow players to express their skill through taps and swipes, creating an entertaining, engaging and high-quality mobile basketball experience. With so many ways to play, build a team and challenge the competition, NBA LIVE Mobile is the perfect way to keep the basketball season going, all year long.
NBA LIVE Mobile is free-to-download** and puts the franchise in your hands. Build a deep bench of top talent that can crush the competition, and enjoy live service content updates year-round. Elevate your game by strategically building your team to outsmart the competition and putting the perfect lineup on the court for any situation.
The EA SPORTS™ brand is one of the leading sports entertainment brands in the world, with top-selling videogame franchises, award-winning interactive technology, fan programs and cross-platform digital experiences. The EA SPORTS studios create connected experiences that ignite the emotion of sports through videogames, including Madden NFL football, EA SPORTS™ FIFA, NHL® hockey, NBA LIVE basketball, Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR® golf, SSX™ and EA SPORTS UFC®.
For more information about EA SPORTS games, including news, video, blogs, forums and game apps, please visit www.easports.com to connect, share and compete.
*LAUNCH EXCLUDES CHINA, KOREA, HONG KONG, TAIWAN AND JAPAN.
**NETWORK FEES MAY APPLY. IN-APP PURCHASES AVAILABLE.
July 6, 2016: Razer Announces Denial eSports Sponsorship
Razer™, a world leader in connected devices and software for gamers and a pioneering supporter of competitive gaming, today announced its title sponsorship of North America-based Denial eSports. The eSports organization is known for teams competing in “Call of “Duty®,” “Halo™,” “League of Legends™,” and “Smite™.”
Among other considerations, the Razer and Denial deal provides the eSports team with gaming mice, keyboards, headsets, mouse mats and Razer’s professional-grade Wildcat Xbox One controller. Razer’s broadcasting product lineup, including the Stargazer webcam, Seiren Pro microphone, Ripsaw capture card and the Razer Cortex: Gamecaster streaming platform will also be used by Denial, providing a complete gamer ecosystem—hardware and software included.
“We’ve been using Razer products before we even started our journey to become professional gamers,” said “Smite” Jungler, Suharab “Masked” Askarzada. “To be officially a part of Team Razer is an incredibly exciting day for us personally, as well as professionally.”
Denial eSports is the latest big name to join Team Razer’s professional ranks. Since the team’s founding in 2014, Denial has won world championships for “Call of Duty” and “Gears of War.” The team also finished second in the world in “Smite.” Denial eSports was named “Halo” UGC and “Call of Duty” UMG champions.
“Denial is one of the most accomplished teams in North America,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’re thrilled that they are now officially a part of Team Razer.”
Razer was the first company to sponsor a professional gamer in 2000 when it sponsored Jonathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel with the Razer Boomslang, the world’s first gaming mouse that helped shape the multi-billion-dollar gaming peripherals industry. Today, Razer sponsors more than 20 teams and upward of 200 competitive players in 20-plus countries worldwide.
July 1, 2016: GIGABYTE Releases GeForce® GTX 1070 XTREME GAMING Graphics Card
GIGABYTE, the world’s leading premium gaming hardware manufacturer, today announced the release of the GeForce® GTX 1070 XTREME GAMING (GV-N1070XTREME-8GD) graphics card. With Innovative WINDFORCE Stack Cooling, distinctive RGB lighting, and Xtreme VR Link for flexible output connectivity, GIGABYTE takes GTX 1070 to another level, delivering unmatched overclocking capability for gamers seeking breakthrough gaming experience.
Xtreme Cool with WINDFORCE Stack Cooling
The GTX 1070 XTREME GAMING edition boasts the brand new WINDFORCE Stack Cooling, providing much larger coverage of the heat sink with three 100mm stacked fans. Paired with the counter-rotating center fan and re-engineered fan blades, the cooler provides 10% boost in cooling performance compared to conventional 80mm triple-fan designs, while reducing turbulence to a minimum.
The silent semi-passive fans allow gamers to enjoy gameplay in absolute silence when the system is running light or idle. An LED Fan Stop indicator provides a user-friendly, instant display of the fan status. The heat-enduring double ball bearings ensure the card last longer. Beneath the fans are 4 composite copper heat pipes with large copper base plate covering interior cores for improved heat transfer efficiency.
VR Friendly with Xtreme VR Link
The Xtreme VR Link makes the GTX 1070 XTREME GAMING a VR friendly graphics card for immersive virtual reality gaming, offering 2 additional HDMI connectors at the front of the card. Without the hassle of swapping cables, gamers could enjoy extra output flexibility to either connect a VR device while using an HDMI monitor or connect 2 more HDMI monitors to create a multi-display surround gaming environment.
Packed with Gamer-centric Features
The GTX 1070 XTREME GAMING incorporates many gamer-centric features that will make the card a favorite for gamers. The X-shaped RGB lights on the shroud with the illuminating XTREME GAMING logo spark a stunning glow. Gamers are free to customize with virtually unlimited color options and light effects to make each gaming rig unique and personal.
Forged with sorted top-notch GPUs, the card guarantees supreme overclocking capability without compromising system reliability. The 10+2 power phases provide more stable voltage output for extreme overclocking. The use of TITAN X-grade chokes and capacitors also ensure ultra durability for a longer system lifespan.
The card offers XTREME protection with the thoroughly-applied aerospace-grade PCB coating to make it highly resistant to moisture, dust, and corrosive contaminants. The metal back plate further strengthens the structure while giving the card a sleek, clean look.
XTREME Engine Utility
Gamers are given total control over their XTREME GAMING graphics card with the newly developed utility XTREME Engine. Via its redesigned, intuitive interface, clock speeds, voltage, fan profiles, power target, and LED illuminations could be easily managed and customized.
XTREME CARE Got Gamers Covered
GIGABYTE now offers XTREME CARE with extended warranty to the GTX 1070 XTREME GAMING graphics card. By signing up as member of the XTREME GAMING Club and completing the online product registration, GIGABYTE will extend the product warranty from 3 to 4 years, giving owners peace of mind for their investment.
For more details on the GIGABYTE GTX 1070 XTREME GAMING graphics card: http://www.gigabyte.com/
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July 1, 2016: Bioshock The Collection Announcement
Three BioShock games. All of the single-player DLC. Remastered for modern machines. One value packed bundle.
It’s been nine years since Irrational Games and 2K took you on a terrifying journey to the depths of the underwater city of Rapture with BioShock. Five years since you returned to Rapture in BioShock 2. Three years since you grabbed a skyhook and sailed across the floating city of Columbia in BioShock Infinite. And on September 13, 2016 in Asia (excluding Japan) and September 15, 2016 in Japan, you can relive these award-winning adventures or experience them for the very first time remastered for current-gen consoles and digital PC with BioShock: The Collection.
Countless fans have asked for this since the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One arrived – and we listened! Working with Blind Squirrel Games, we’ve remastered BioShock, BioShock 2, and BioShock Infinite for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC making them look better than ever*. BioShock: The Collection brings the three titles together for the first time, complete with all single-player DLC** and a never-before-seen video series, “Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock,” which includes insights from Ken Levine – over US$100 of content – for only US$59.99. It’s a circus of values!
If you’ve never experienced the series before, now is the time to play it and see for yourself why the award-winning BioShockfranchise has topped countless “Best-Of” lists and garnered more than 125 awards including two BAFTA honors, as well as many Best of E3, Best of Gamescom, and Game of the Year accolades from respected outlets such as IGN, GameSpot, Game Informer,and many more. The weapons, plasmids, levels, and character models that shocked you years ago have been reskinned and retextured to look better than ever. On top of that, all single-player DLC created for all three games comes loaded in one package. The bundled content for BioShock: The Collection includes:
o The video series, “Director’s Commentary: Imagining BioShock,” featuring Ken Levine, creative director onBioShock and BioShock Infinite and Shawn Robertson, animation lead on BioShock and animation director onBioShock Infinite.
o Museum of Orphaned Concepts: Walk through a Rapture-inspired virtual museum that gives you a behind-the-scenes look at discarded concepts that never made it into the original game.
o Challenge Rooms: Outside the story of BioShock, tackle puzzles, splicers and Big Daddies. And achievements, of course.
- BioShock 2 (**Multiplayer will not be included)
o Minerva’s Den: A self-contained BioShock story, presenting a side of Rapture you’ve never seen before. Use expanded combat abilities with the experimental Ion Laser and chaotic Gravity Well Plasmid, unique to Minerva’s Den, as you face off against the Lancer Big Daddy.
o Protector Trials: Take control of an Alpha Series Big Daddy woken out of hibernation just before the events ofBioShock 2.
- BioShock Infinite
o Burial at Sea – Episode 1 & 2 Add-On Packs: This major two-part DLC pack completes the BioShock trilogy by taking the series back to where it all began. Return to Rapture just before the events of the original BioShock!
o Clash in the Clouds Add-On Pack: Face 60 waves of challenges across four additional maps for leaderboard glory and unlock areas to explore in The Columbian Archaeological Society hub museum.
o Columbia’s Finest Pack: Combines the contents of the Industrial Revolution Pack and the Upgrade Pack and includes 500 Silver Eagles, five Lock Picks, six unique Gear items, and two weapon upgrades: Comstock’s China Broom Shotgun and Comstock’s Eagle Eye Sniper Rifle.
In short, BioShock: The Collection offers more than US$100 of content remastered for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and digital PC.
BioShock: The Collection for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC will be available in North America and Asia on September 13, and Japan on September 15.
*BioShock Infinite is not being remastered on PC because it already meets current-gen console standards and runs smoothly on high visual settings.
**BioShock: The Collection will not include BioShock 2 multiplayer.
June 29, 2016: Thermaltake India Announces the availability of Core W Series W100 PC Chassis under the TT Premium product line
Thermaltake, an industry leader in computer chassis, thermal solutions, and power supply units, had recently announced the latest TT Premium product line which follows the core values of Excellent Quality, Unique Design, Diverse Combinations and Boundless Creativity. Under this product line, Thermaltake India now presents, the new Core W Series – Core W100 super tower chassis to deliver versatility in different superior looks.
Being the first chassis with full assembly concept, the Core W Series is the great new challenge for makers to start from zero and experience the true “DIY” by putting every piece together to complete a high-end system. And the Core W100 is the one and only chassis able to house more than 20 HDD cages and up to 10 expansion slots, which can be served as another workstation in the industrial field. With its unprecedented space for high-end hardware and liquid cooling expansion, the Core W100 supports the latest XL-ATX, E-ATX, ATX, Micro ATX, Mini-ITX motherboards, and also SSI MEB. All standard equipment of the chassis is included, what makers need to purchase is custom liquid cooling components one needs for building up aesthetically-superior water cooling systems by incorporating externally-modular upgrades for their chassis.
Details about Core W100:
DMD – Dismantlable Modular Design
With removable “3 + 10” drive racks and freely interchangeable SSD/HDD cage sections, the Core W100 offers more for maximum interior space. Take advantage to include high-end, maximum capacity, cooling allotment without the reduction of GPU length limitations when incorporating liquid cooling expansion for the ultimate in cooling performance.
Capable of housing more than 20 HDD cages and 10 slots, the Core W100 can be used as another workstation for technical or scientific purposes, holding data or hosting a number of different features between computers. Compatible with the latest Intel processors and AMD/NVidia graphics cards, the Core W100 delivers exceptional performances and creates effective work environment.
Designed for high-end gaming system and workstation compatibility, the Core W100’s modular drive racks allow makers to easily install up to more than twenty data storage devices, a dual expansion slot VGA of up to 635mm in length, and a tower CPU cooler as high as 200mm. Even with a high-wattage PSU stretching to 220mm in length, it still leaves plenty of space for cable management. Moreover, a 420mm radiator can be installed at front of the chassis, delivering superior cooling performance.
The Core W100’s unparalleled cooling ability offers fan brackets with various mounting points to support any type of gaming system that can be accommodated, including DIY/AIO liquid-cooling systems and air-cooling units. Fans can be mounted anywhere inside the chassis: support up to three 140mm fans at the front and a rear 140mm fan guarantees the flow of aeration; three large 200mm fans on the top panel as well as three 140mm fans at the bottom, while there are still rooms for 120mm, 140mm, and 200mm fans on both sides.
June 28, 2016: RAZER CELEBRATES MULTI-PLATFORM GAME RELEASE UNDER OUYA PUBLISHING UMBRELLA, BRINGS PC INDIE “CHARGESHOT” TO ANDROID GAMERS
OUYA Publishing announced today the expanded release of “ChargeShot.” Originally launched for PC on Steam by indie developer Cowboy Color, the futuristic fantasy arena battle game is the second multi-platform title in as many months distributed and marketed by OUYA Publishing, a wholly owned division of Razer, Inc.
Gamers can now enjoy the Android version of “ChargeShot” via Razer Forge TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and NVIDIA Shield with a weeklong launch sale for $7.99. Four new playable characters were added to the updated game, including a rendition of Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan, along with a new capture-the-flag “Gem Master” mode.
“It seems that every time one of my staff do a deal with an indie game, I wind-up as some kind of weird character in-game, probably so they can give me a humiliating beating virtually,” says Tan. “Fortunately, they choose great games when they do this to me, and ‘ChargeShot’ is no exception.
OUYA Publishing was born out of last year’s acquisition of OUYA assets and related IP by Razer, a global leader in connected devices and software for gamers. Razer repositioned OUYA – the most successful crowd-funded business of its day and pioneer of the first console for Android-based games – as a development and distribution arm supporting Android-based game makers and platforms. Key members of the original OUYA team were on boarded to oversee the business and foster productive relationships within the Android community. OUYA Publishing previously served as a publishing promotional partner and helped in funding Numinous Games’ “That Dragon, Cancer,” which released on January 12, 2016, for Razer Forge TV and Steam. Razer last month released “Mimic Arena” by Tiny Horse Games, its first multi-platform publishing deal under the then-nascent OUYA Publishing umbrella.
The ongoing mission of OUYA Publishing leaves it focused on improving all aspects of the Android entertainment space, advocating platform inclusivity and broad-based publishing with all available Android TV partners who value curated, unique, quality content. In the spirit of this ongoing commitment, OUYA Publishing announced plans to expand resources for partner-funding programs, the details of which it plans to announce sometime in the next several weeks. More information about OUYA Publishing and content is available here: www.ouya.tv
June 28, 2016: e-xpress takes gaming to underprivileged kids
e-xpress Interactive Software Pvt ltd & Games The Shop has announced one-of-a-kind gaming event – ‘Force for the Future’ organised for the underprivileged kids of Angel Xpress Foundation, an NGO that works to transform the lives of underprivileged children through regular access to educated adults in Mumbai. The event will be held at Mahakali ALM Park, Andheri East in Mumbai on 2nd July 2016, Saturday starting from 9.00 am to 12.00 pm.
Kids will play the recently launched video game, Lego Star Wars The Force Awakens. Developed by T.T Games and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Lego Star wars is an action-adventure game that incorporates the Star Wars saga in Lego style. The game features the story based on the lines of the recently launched Star Wars The Force Awakens movie and the characters.
The event is conceptualized to bring the kids together for a gaming session which will not only add fun but also will give them a break from their regular curriculum. The event aims to transform the regular classroom into a gaming zone and other interactive team-building activities.
Speaking on the thought behind this event, Mr Amit Khemani, co-founder of e-xpress Interactive & Games The Shop said, “Everyone love playing games and kids love it even more. We have organised this event for the underprivileged kids who are deprived from enjoying the diminutive entertainment in their lives. Inspired from the Star Wars universe – May The Force Be With you, is a metaphysical and ubiquitous power in the Star Wars fictional universe which gives one a good luck in their endeavours in life. With this activity, we only hope it brings them joy and a new force of experiencing something different”
Kids will play Lego Star wars: The Force awakens on Sony PlayStation® 4 consoles and will join the resistance by playing with the Lego characters in the game. Additionally kids will also be involved in photo sessions and will be gifted Lego merchandise.
Anubha Sharma, founder & CEO, Angel Xpress Foundation said, “We are sure this gaming session will be an enjoyable opportunity for us to spread more joy among our kids. We look forward to seeing the centre transform into an exciting gaming zone, giving our children a break from their regular routine”
Besides all the fun, there will be professional gamers who will catch up for casual chat with these kids to share their experiences of playing video games.
June 28, 2016: “Welcome to Suplex City” – 2K Announces Brock Lesnar® as WWE® 2K17 Cover Superstar
Best known for his unparalleled accomplishments in WWE®, UFC®, NCAA Division I wrestling and more, Lesnar’s work ethic, intensity and attitude have made him a prolific sports and entertainment fixture for more than 16 years. In addition, the “Unbeatable, Incumbent Mayor of Suplex City” will usher in WWE 2K17’s worldwide marketing campaign, inviting fans to explore a new side of Lesnar’s inspired world while learning more about the video game. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 11, 2016 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360.
“My career has been defined by dominating every opportunity presented to me,” said Brock Lesnar. “I am excited for my newest opportunity representing WWE 2K17 as the franchise’s ambassador and honored to serve as the WWE 2K17 cover Superstar.”
Coming off an impressive collegiate wrestling career for the University of Minnesota, where he became the NCAA Division I Heavyweight Champion his senior year, Lesnar made his WWE debut in 2002 and was quickly nicknamed “The Next Big Thing” by his advocate, Paul Heyman. Later that year, he became the youngest WWE World Heavyweight Champion in company history, at age 25, by defeating Dwayne “The Rock®” Johnson at SummerSlam®. Lesnar later won two additional WWE World Heavyweight Championships and had notable rivalries with WWE Superstars Undertaker®, John Cena® and Big Show®, among others. Lesnar’s first stint with WWE concluded at WrestleMania® 20 in 2004, where he was defeated by Bill Goldberg, the focus of WWE 2K17’s pre-order bonus content.
Following his WWE departure, Lesnar explored an NFL career following interest from the Minnesota Vikings. He also fought for several mixed martial arts promotions before signing a deal with UFC in 2007. Lesnar quickly became one of the organization’s biggest stars. During his time with UFC, Lesnar became UFC Heavyweight Champion; he tied a UFC record for the most consecutive successful Heavyweight Championship title defenses and headlined one of the highest-selling and most prominent pay-per-view events in UFC history.
Lesnar returned to WWE in 2012 and has made a relentless, unwavering impression since stepping foot back inside the ring. Alongside renewing old rivalries, Lesnar shocked the WWE Universe at WrestleMania 30 by defeating Undertaker and ending his legendary 21-0 WrestleMania win streak. At SummerSlam in 2014, Lesnar won his fourth WWE World Heavyweight Championship by defeating John Cena and delivering 16 of his signature German suplexes throughout the match. Suplex City then became pop-culture lexicon across WWE live events, traditional and social media, merchandise, lyrics, memes and more.
“Ladies and gentlemen, my client has truly conquered everything in his path, and unleashing Suplex City through WWE 2K17 will be no different,” said Paul Heyman. “As the advocate for Brock Lesnar, I can assure you his embodiment of unadulterated excellence, combined with a Beast’s desire to CONQUER all platforms in the gaming world, will make for a video game and supporting campaign that fans will embrace and absolutely cannot ignore this year.”
“Brock Lesnar’s unmistakable talent, no-holds-barred mentality and unequivocal determination perfectly complement 2K’s commitment to authentically represent WWE at the absolute highest level,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “With Suplex City as the ultimate backdrop and the ‘Beast Incarnate’ in charge, WWE 2K17 will come to life with an incredible roster and to-be-announced features like never before.”
Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K17 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on the PS4™ and PS3™ systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 11, 2016.
Consumers who pre-order WWE 2K17 at any participating retailer will receive two playable characters of legendary WCW® and WWE star Bill Goldberg, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas, at no extra cost on launch day. For more information on WWE 2K17 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2K17 or subscribe on YouTube.
Pre-order WWE 2K17 HERE
June 27, 2016: AIDA64 v5.75 is released
– AVX2 and FMA accelerated 64-bit benchmarks for Intel Kaby Lake and Broadwell-E/EN/EP/EX CPUs
– Microsoft Windows 10 Redstone RS1 Insider Preview support
– Improved support for AMD Zen Summit Ridge CPU
– AquaStream Ultimate and NZXT GRID+ V2 sensor support
– Improved Corsair Link sensor support
– Kingston SSDNow UV400 SSD support
– Preliminary support for AMD Radeon RX 470 and RX 480 GPUs
– GPU details for nVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070, GeForce GTX 1080, Tesla P100
– AVX and FMA accelerated FP32 and FP64 ray tracing benchmarks
– Vulkan graphics accelerator diagnostics
– RemoteSensor smartphone and tablet LCD integration
– Logitech Arx Control smartphone and tablet LCD integration
– Microsoft Windows 10 TH2 (November Update) support
– AVX2 and FMA accelerated 64-bit benchmarks for Intel Broadwell and Skylake CPUs
– AVX and SSE accelerated 64-bit benchmarks for AMD Nolan APU
– Optimized 64-bit benchmarks for AMD Carrizo APU
– Optimized 64-bit benchmarks for Intel Braswell and Cherry Trail processors
– Preliminary support for AMD Bristol Ridge and Stoney APUs
– Preliminary support for AMD Raven Ridge APU
– Preliminary support for Intel Apollo Lake, Broxton, Kaby Lake CPUs
– Preliminary support for Intel Cannonlake, Goldmont, Skylake-E/EN/EP/EX processors
– Advanced SMART disk health monitoring
– Corsair K65, Corsair K70, Corsair K95, Corsair Strafe, Logitech G13, Logitech G19, Logitech G19s, Logitech G910, Razer Chroma RGB LED keyboard support
– Corsair, Logitech, Razer RGB LED mouse support
– AlphaCool Heatmaster II, Aquaduct, Aquaero, AquaStream XT, Farbwerk, MPS, PowerAdjust 2, PowerAdjust 3 sensor devices support
– NZXT Kraken water cooling sensor support
– Corsair AXi, Corsair HXi, Corsair RMi, Enermax Digifanless, Thermaltake DPS-G power supply unit sensor support
– Support for Gravitech, LCD Smartie Hardware, Leo Bodnar, Modding-FAQ, Noteu, Odospace, Saitek Pro Flight Instrument Panel, Saitek X52 Pro, UCSD LCD devices
– Portrait mode support for AlphaCool and Samsung SPF LCDs
– SensorPanel and LCD: right-to-left bars, static label control strings
– 0.01 Celsius temperature measurement resolution for select sensor items
– System certificates information
– Support for LGA-1151 motherboards
– Support for USB 3.1 peripherals
– Extended ACPI table decoding
– Advanced support for Adaptec and Marvell RAID controllers
– Autodetect information and SMART drive health monitoring for Intel and Samsung NVMe SSDs
– ACPI 6.1, CUDA 7.0, OpenCL 2.1, OpenGL ES 3.2, SMBIOS 3.0, VirtualBox v5.0 support
– Corsair Neutron XT, Crucial BX100, Crucial BX200, Crucial MX200, Kingston HyperX Predator, Kingston HyperX Savage, Kingston SSDNow UV300, Lite-On MU II, OCZ Trion 100, OCZ Vector 180, Plextor M6V, Samsung CM871, Samsung PM871, SanDisk Ultra II, SanDisk Z400s, SK Hynix SC300 SSD support
– GPU details for AMD Radeon Rx 300 and R9 Fury Series
– GPU details for nVIDIA GeForce GTX 950, GeForce GTX 960, GeForce GTX 980 Ti, GeForce GTX Titan X, Quadro M3000M, Quadro M5000M, Tesla M60
June 27, 2016: Corsair Unveils Revolutionary New Range of Magnetic Levitation Technology Fans
That’s all the launch news we have for you for now. Do check out our reviews of some of these products when we get the opportunity.