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Prepare for battle with the GeForce GTX 1060

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NVIDIA has announced that the GeForce GTX 1060 has been added to the Prepare for Battle bundle that nets you one of two free games. If you purchase the GeForce GTX 1060, you can pick up Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands or For Honor free.

The GeForce GTX 1060 is being touted as a GeForce GTX 980 performant card at a more friendly price of $249. Not only will it deliver great speeds at a good price, it will use less power to do so. I've been a user of the GeForce GTX 980 for a long time now and it's still serving me really well in my HTC Vive portable machine.

That's two very good games to choose from and they can be yours at no extra cost for the nicely priced card purchase. Besides offering up 60FPS performance on high settings at 1080p, the card can also do some really great things such as stream or record your gaming sessions and take great pics in games that support Ansel. Ansel games include the two in the bundle as well as Watch Dogs 2, Conan Exiles, and Mass Effect: Andromeda just to name a few.

So, if you need a really good performing graphics card but don't want to break the bank, check out the GeForce GTX 1060 and you'll also get a nice free game to boot.

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Valkyria Revolution is coming to North America and Europe this summer

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The Valkyria Chronicles series was one of the JRPG heavyweights during the PS3's lifespan. The most recent series installment, Valkyria Revolution, was released this past January in Japan on the PS4, and now it's making its way west on the PS4 and Xbox One.

The most interesting bit of information about this Western release is that the Xbox One version of the game will be exclusively Western, meaning that it will be unavailable on the Xbox One in Japan. This is a clear sign of an attempt at westward expansion, something I couldn't be more excited about. The Xbox family has always been left behind in the Japanese game department, and I'm happy to see it starting to catch up.

You can watch the trailer below.

Alexander The Great is coming to Civilization VI

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Hey all you history buffs, guess who's coming to town? Or, you could say guess which ancient leader is coming to the world of Civilization VI? As you can tell by the title, it's Alexander the Great, and he'll be leading Macedonia and the Macedonians. 

In a new trailer, the developers highlight new features Macedon will be bringing to the game, including bonuses based on what districts are in a conquered city, as well as a new unit called the Hypaspist, which you can read about on their blog here.

The video and blog don't make it clear whether players can purchase the new leaders as DLC, or if they come out as updates, but a quick look at their website makes it look like they may be traditional purchasable DLC.

Here's Alexander's trailer:

Bungie officially gives us the number 2 for Destiny

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It's a number 2. With The Last City burning. That's it for Bungie's announcement of Destiny 2. Ok, well we're probably going to hear a lot more sooner or later, but that's all for now from The Destiny Twitter account. We've heard leaks and rumors about the game in the past few months, but it shouldn't be long now before we get a good amount of detail on the game. Until then, enjoy the big 2 above the The Last City.

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition gets launch trailer for impending release

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Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition is a remastering of the 2011 shooter, Bulletstorm. The original didn't shake the industry but it reviewed pretty well. We gave it a 7.9 and it sits between an 82-84 across pc and consoles on Metacritic.

The remaster:

  • includes the original 2011 game and all add-on content
  • updates it with new visuals and audio up to 4K resolution on PC and PS4 Pro
  • adds new weapon skins and other character customization options
  • adds a new score based game mode
  • and, as a pre-order bonus, unlocks Duke Nukem to play through in Story Mode, complete with a fully re-recorded script and new lines just for Duke 

Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition releases on PS4, Xbox One, and PC on April 7th, 2017. You can check out the story trailer here or enjoy the launch trailer below.


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First look at a new map for Quake Champions

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We've already discussed the reimagining of the Camping Grounds and the details about the closed beta but now Bethesda Softworks is giving us our first look at the Burial Grounds Arena for Quake Champions.

From the press release:

The bones of a massive beast decorate the entry to this massive tomb. Hazardous platforms at the Perilous Outcropping dot the sea of lava, providing an ideal sniping spot for those skilled enough and brave enough to make the leap. With its winding tunnels and low ceilings, the claustrophobic grave sites of the Molten Underground offer up the opportunity for heavier Champions to do some serious splash damage, while the Lava Falls could provide an excellent chokepoint for skilled tacticians. Just be careful to avoid being pushed into the lava, which is a prevalent threat throughout the map.

Quake Champions is expected to release sometime in 2017. A trip to the official website will reveal the Beta signups which are still ongoing. 


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Check out the launch trailer for Dark Souls III: The Ringed City

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From Software has released a new trailer for Dark Souls III's final DLC, The Ringed City. The trailer doesn't give that much away in terms of story (hey, it's Dark Souls) but it seems like it might serve as a concluding arc to the Ashen One's story. It does showcase plenty of enemies, however, including a giant troll, a dragon, and a sad lady clutching a broken orb (probably a boss, I don't know). There is also a shield-type weapon that looks like two doors welded together. It gives new meaning to the term door-buster, if you know what I mean. The Ringed City releases March 27th on Steam, and March 28th on PS4 and Xbox One.


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Blizzard updates Starcraft for the modern era

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StarCraft was and is one the premier real time strategy games out there and it's still immensely popular today. While StarCraft 2 has been a huge success, the original is still one of the most played games out there.

This summer, Blizzard will update the classic as StarCraft Remastered was announced yesterday. The game's graphics gets cleaned up with updates to make it look great on a 4K monitor. The online features will be beefed up to today's standards and the dialogue has been re-recorded.

What won't change is the way the game plays as it looks to retain the classic gameplay that made it so great. That's one thing Blizzard won't be messing with, which is a good decision.

Look for the StarCraft Remastered to come out this summer on the PC and Mac. No pricing has been announced yet.

Big Esports Weekend: Halo 5, LoL, CS and More

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A big esports weekend is coming up. Here's a brief roundup of what's worth checking it out:

The Halo 5 World Championships are here! That means OpTic Gaming will probably win again, but maybe Liquid will come out on top? Who knows! Check it out here on Twitch, with the semis running from 1pm EST to 10pm EST today, and the finals at 5:30 EST Sunday.

You can check out all the League of Legends regular matches going on at their respective Twitch channels. North America has Immortals v. Counter Logic Gaming and Team Liquid vs. Team Solo Mid both at 3pm EST.  China's Royal Never Give Up,will be playing at 6am EST tomorrow if you want to see some top tier play in the early morning.

Check out Korea's Afreeca Freecs play at 4am EST tomorrow if you want a double header, and Giants v. Fnatic at 2pm EST if you want to catch one more EU match.

For Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, check out the Esport Championship Series 3 semifinals here at 2pm EST (VirtusPro v. Space Soldiers and Fnatic v. North) and at 7pm EST (Complexity v. Renegades) with more on Sunday.

For more Esports coverage this weekend, check out the Twitch Esports twitter.

 

SMITE celebrates it's third birthday this weekend

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SMITE officially turns 3 years old on March 25th, and Hi-Rez is celebrating by holding tons of sales and events all weekend long including sales on chests, free gems, double everything and free chest rolls. 

Friday, March 24th

  • Unlock a free Enigma Chest roll for each First Win of the Day (9 max!)
  • 25% off Chinese Pantheon Chest

Saturday, March 25th

  • 2x Everything
  • 25% off Mayan Pantheon Chest

Sunday, March 26th

  • Earn 90 Gems for completing 3 First Wins of the Day
  • 25% off Norse Pantheon Chest

Monday, March 27th

  • Earn a Cutesy Avatar Chest Roll after 1 First Win of the Day (only on first win)
  • All Pantheon Chests 25% off

In addition, Hi-Rez is also holding this years community skin contest, where players will get to submit their own designs for potential god skins and the community will vote to see which one will become an actual skin in game. 

Here is a rundown of the community skin event schedule... 

Vote for Theme – March 24th to March 27th

Submit your Design – March 28th to April 11th

Vote on Top 10 – April 14th – 17th

Vote on Top 3 – May 9th – May 11th

Winner Announced – May 12th