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Razer reveals eSports-branded BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth keyboard

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Razer has revealed a custom-branded BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth keyboard in partnership with the Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) eSports team. The CLG BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth keyboard includes a black and white color scheme and body with keys that are illuminated in white coloring.

Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan commented on the partnership and keyboard, "CLG is one of the driving forces behind the explosive growth of professional gaming in North America and the world. The new CLG BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth keyboard features the only unobtrusive mechanical switch that was specifically designed for gaming."

The CLG Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth keyboard is available now for $149.99. Check out John's review of the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate for his thoughts on the keyboard.

Keyboard Features and Specifications

  • Razer Mechanical Switches with 45 g actuation force
  • Up to 60 million keystroke life span
  • Individually backlit keys
  • 10 key roll-over anti-ghosting
  • Fully programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
  • 5 additional dedicated macro keys
  • Gaming mode option
  • Audio-out / mic-in jacks
  • USB pass–through
  • 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
  • Razer Synapse enabled
  • Braided fiber cable
  • Approximate size: 475 mm / 18.72 in.

What is Overkill Software up to?

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Overkill Studios, makers of Payday 2 are filming something and they gave us a sneak peak on Youtube. The following was posted on their official Twitter page... 

What's this?: #PAYDAY2 #prisoner #Gensec #breakout #wankers. We're not sure what's going on but we figured you'd like to see it. ;)

The short clip shows what seems to be guards beating up a prisoner until they are blown away by an explosion in the wall. If I had to guess, I would think this may be part of the trailer for the Old Hoxton Breakout DLC, which we know is coming in the future. For those unaware, the Hoxton in Payday 2 is a different Hoxton. The Hoxton from Payday: The Heist is in prison and The Dentist says he will give Dallas information on how to break him out. 

Right now Overkill Software is holding a Crimefest contest. The more people that subscribe to their official Steam page, the more free rewards the community earns. 

Right now the page sits at 1,262,268, which means Payday 2 players have earned the following content free when it becomes available. 

  • Brass Knuckles
  • Golden Axe
  • Judge Gun and Money Bundle Weapon
  • Payday: The Heist free on Steam 
  • Mask from Bain
  • Old Hoxton Breakout Heist
  • Old Hoxton Playable Character
  • Single Day Heist

Either way, hopefully we will see what the clip is for in the near future. 

35 minutes of seamless Witcher 3 gameplay

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Here's 35 minutes of uninterrupted The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt gameplay. And it's wonderful.

Agile combat. No standstill, knockdown dragout matches. And it's possible the demonstrator was just too good at combat, or the enemies he faced were weak, but there was no good indicators of when and if Geralt was being hit by anything. (One of my quiet little pet peeves in role-playing games is how that tucked-away hit point bar is your only indication that you're dying.)

At the 8:50 mark, listen to a swell of Witcher folk music slowly turn up the soundtrack.

I love Geralt's empathy when dealing with a mute, childlike "godling" in the swamp, versus his snide remarks in dealing with greasy mercenaries.

The vistas are stunning. Realistic terrain that isn't afraid to swell gently rather than be ceaslessly craggy for the sake of hiding nooks and crannies around every corner. The light and shadow of the swamp is particularly striking.

There's also an edge and dark comedy to the writing that contributes to the character of the world every bit as much as the god rays and the speed trees. And even with the grimy, low fantasy fiction at play here, there are memorable set pieces, more subtle than just outsized architecture.

My heart sunk only for a moment when the demo narrator said we'd be spending most of our time in the character inventory screen. That'd be a shame. But if the demo was any indication, there's actually very little time spent there at all, which I can appreciate.

I'm not here to pick winners, but between The Witcher 3 and Dragon Age: Inquisition, I'm chomping at the bit to start this Wild Hunt.

Project Cars pre-order bonus announced

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The pre-order bonus for Namco Bandai's racing title called Project Cars has been announced.

In the Modified Car Pack, you'll get the Pagani Zonda Cinque Roadster, the Ariel Atom 3 Mugen, and finally the Ruf CTR3 SMS-R.  You can find pics of the three vehicles below (sort of - that last one is covered by a tarp).

You can learn more about Project Cars after the jump.  Also make sure you visit Project Cars on the web, and Namco Bandai on Facebook and the Internet.

Project Cars will be released for Xbox One, PS4, and WiiU next year.

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Grand Theft Auto V adds flight school

by: Sean Colleli - - 0 Comments

If Grand Theft Auto Online is getting a little stale for you, the folks at Rockstar have a new update that promises to inject a lot of fresh content into the mode. Flight School adds a whole host of aerial vehicles, challenges and customizable parachutes to the already robust mode. Check out the trailer for the full details, styled as a TV ad for San Andreas' flight school classes, in signature Rockstar "sophomoric humor" style.

Personally, I'll stick with Saints Row 4. I don't even need a plane to fly in that game. 

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KontrolFreek now available at Best Buy

by: Sean Colleli - - 0 Comments

KontrolFreek has been offering their line of thumbstick covers and other controller enhancements for a few years now, but they've mostly been an online-only presence for that time. Now they'll be arriving in retail for the first time at Best Buy. The initial products available include the FPS Freek Phantom, the GamerPack Vortex for the Xbox One and the GamerPack Signature for the PS4.

These relatively inexpensive stick covers can add some extra grip and precision if the Xbox One's knurled rubber surfacing isn't to your liking or the PS4's symmetrical sticks cramp your hands. I just have one question, though: why weren't these things around when the N64 control stick was grinding away my thumbprint?!

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News Roundup - 08/18/2014

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Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor season pass has the usual assortment

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Along with a full list of achievements, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor opened the ol' evil eye on the upcoming season pass. The pass's exclusive content includes the "Guardians of the Flaming Eye" Orc Warband mission where you'll face Sauron's elite in front of the Black Gate. Plus you'll get a head start accessing the "Trials of War" challenge series, pitting you in a series of top-the-leaderboard challenges against friends and strangers alike. 

The season pass throws in a couple more story missions and "access" to future content, whatever that means. I'm almost certain that future content will likewise be available to other players, so.

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor hits the PlayStations and the Xboxes on September 30, and PC on October 2.

Guacamelee Hyperbole Edition available to the Steamy masses!

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We've reviewed both the Vita and PC versions of Guacamelee! here at Gaming Nexus, and the consensus is that it's pretty rad. But Jeremy and I agreed that we wanted more content than the game had- and our fervent prayers have been answered in the form of Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition. Well, until now, Jeremy's were answered because it was already available for console. But in just two short days, I'll be able to get an extended stay in Guacamelee!'s world of punching and platforming when it hits Steam on August 21st.

New features include:

  • New game areas that include the Canal of Flowers and climbing through an active Volcano.
  • A new boss/three-headed skeleton/mariachi band called The Trio of Death
  • INTENSO combat that involves getting struck by lightning, catching on fire, and a soccer announcer yelling INTENSOOOOOOOO! Also, chicken bombs.
  • New enemies that may or may not chokeslam you to death.
  • Multiple save slots
  • A dual currency system that lets you permanently unlock items.

As usual with all new games on Steam, Guacamelee! STCE will be 10% off for it's first week in the store. But if you already own Guacamelee! Gold Edition on Steam, you'll get a 66% loyalty discount on this fancy new version. So basically, if you already own it you'll be paying $4.99 for a DLC pack, except the DLC is actually a whole new game. ¡Qué divertido! If you decide to be a Johnny-come-lately, you'll be paying the full price of $14.99.

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade teased in new screenshots

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Developer and publisher Behaviour Interactive has announced that upcoming action role-playing MMO Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade will be available to play at PAX Prime in a player-versus-player combat demo. In addition, a batch of updated screenshots have been released showcasing the game's online battles.

Warhammer 40,000: Eternal Crusade is scheduled to launch in late 2015 for PC, Mac, and SteamOS. Visit the official game website for the further information.