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RTS title 'Conan Unconquered' announced for PC on Steam

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 38 mins ago

Petroglyph, the developers behind Star Wars: Empire at War and Command & Conquer have announced a new real-time strategy title, introducing 'Conan Unconquered' the Steam listing is now live.

 

 

The above video has been released onto publisher Funcom's YouTube Channel and features a cinematic experience that coincides with the titles Steam listing gameplay screenshots. According to the description found on the Steam listing, Conan Unconquered is the first strategy game set in the barbaric world of Conan the Barbarian.

 

Players that decide to jump into the world of Conan the Barbarian will be defending against the "savage hordes of Hyboria". Interestingly enough, Conan Unconquered offers a truly unique experience to the real-time strategy genre of games, players have the option of enjoying the title through a singleplayer experience but also can play co-op. When choosing to play co-op with a friend, both players will be able to construct new buildings, generate units and everything that a player can do in single-player mode. As a big real-time strategy fan, I can say that I'm very excited at what Petroglyph has in store for us. Conan Unconquered is planned for release during Q2 of 2019. For more information regarding the title visit the official Steam listing here. Within the entirety of this post you will find a more detailed description of the coming game.

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Kingdom Hearts III - Opening Cinematic ft Skrillex & More

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 hour, 38 mins ago

The build up to the release of Kingdom Hearts III has truly been epic, we have been blasted by trailers from Square Enix and now we have been blessed with yet another one.

 

 

The above video is the first of three videos trailers that we are going to be gifted with, the first of which shows us scenes and characters from Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep, Chain of Memories, 358/2 Days, Kingdom Hearts II and Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance. We see Xehanort playing on a chess board with each of the pieces representing characters, this is a reference to the first trailer of Kingdom Hearts III where we see a young Eraqus playing chess with a young Xehanort.

 

If you haven't seen the other trailers for Kingdom Hearts III, I'd definitely check out the Tangled World trailer and the Winnie the Pooh trailer. Kingdom Hearts III is planned for release on January 29, 2019. For more information, check out the Kingdom Hearts III website here.

Smash Bros. Ultimate 1st DLC fighter: Persona 5's 'Joker'

By: Jak Connor | More News: Gaming | Posted: 2 hours, 38 mins ago

We have now passed the release date of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate and surprisingly we have already learned who the first DLC character is. Introducing Persona 5's main protagonist, The Joker.

 

 

The reveal has been sourced from IGN and we have further description from Nintendo America President Reggie Fils-Aime. Fils-Aime told IGN that the reveal of The Joker is a representation of the diverse characters that will be featured throughout the DLC pack. "It's emblematic of the approach that Mr. Sakurai and the team are taking with the DLC. He wants characters that are unique, different, to bring them into the Smash Bros. environment. So it's going to be tremendously exciting."

 

Since The Joker was a complete surprise for everyone, we should expect the same level of surprise for the other DLC characters that are apart of the pack. This means I personally don't think that we will see characters that have been sought over by the community, examples include: Sora, Waluigi and Banjo-Kazooie. I think each of the characters that are apart of the DLC pack are going to be characters none of us have called, Sakurai being the "driver in really thinking about what type of character coming into Super Smash Bros. Ultimate would bring just a whole different level of fun and enjoyment for the player. That's been the approach. That's the thinking." For more information regarding the Fighters Pass, check out the official Smash Ultimate website listing for it here.

EVGA teases GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Kingpin graphics card

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 5 hours, 51 mins ago

If there was a custom GeForce RTX 2080 Ti graphics card that everyone is waiting for, it would be the insane EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Kingpin, which Kingpin himself has teased recently on Instagram.

 

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The post teases the new EVGA GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Kingpin graphics card, which will be their balls-to-the-wall custom card that are designed for extreme overclocking and LN2 cooling. These cards will rock an LN2 block that looks just as slick as the card itself. We don't know much more about them, other than the very first picture that was approved by Vince 'Kingpin' Lucido himself.

AMD Ryzen 9 3850X: Zen 2 with 16C/32T at 5.1GHz for $499

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: CPU, APU & Chipsets | Posted: 6 hours, 40 mins ago

AMD has been in the rumor mill the last few days, with Navi GPU leaks teasing GeForce RTX 2080 performance for $249 thanks to the magic of 7nm, and now we're hearing about the Ryzen 3000 series which sounds even crazier than the Navi rumors.

 

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AdoredTV is behind the leaks for the next-gen Ryzen 3000 series, where he has said that it will all start with the Ryzen 3 3300 which will be a 6C/12T processor with 4GHz Turbo clocks with a 50W TDP for just $99. Scaling up from there we have the Ryzen 5 3600X which will reportedly be an 8C/16T processor with a crazy Turbo clock of 4.8GHz, 95W TDP and a price of $229.

 

But things get a little insane with the first mention of a new Ryzen 9 family of Zen 2-based CPUs, with the Ryzen 9 3800X and Ryzen 9 3850X. Both of these processors will reportedly be 16C/32T designs, with the Ryzen 9 3800X having a Turbo clock of 4.7Ghz and 125W TDP, while the Ryzen 9 3850X will offer a huge 5.1GHz with 135W. As for pricing, we're looking at $449 and $499 respectively.

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AMD's next-gen Navi rumor: RTX 2080 performance for $249

By: Anthony Garreffa | More News: Video Cards | Posted: 7 hours, 19 mins ago

So, I've been in Hawaii for Qualcomm's annual Snapdragon Summit and saw these rumors break while I was enjoying the lifestyle that Maui has to offer, but wanted to wait until I was home and in front of my workstation to get all of my thoughts ready for this rumor.

 

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A few days ago various sources including AdoredTV and Chiphell reported that AMD's first Navi GPU will be the Navi 10 and that it will have the performance of NVIDIA's latest GeForce RTX 2080. This seems like a huge stretch, as I've had personal sources tell me earlier this year that Navi will be "just as bad" as Vega but weren't specific in how bad it would be. I took it as the performance will be similar to Radeon RX Vega 64, but now we're hearing about the price and performance that will be "surprising".

 

It was only back in April that rumors floated around that Navi would offer GeForce GTX 1080 performance for $250... and now the latest rumors are saying that it will offer GeForce RTX 2080 performance for $249. This rumor corroborates the previous rumors, but they're just that... rumors. The rumors state that the 7nm node will help AMD offer some out-of-this-world power efficiency, but even if we're looking at GTX/RTX 2080 performance... it won't be here until the second half of 2019, so we're at least 6-7 months a way from its release.

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Doom dev John Romero to reveal new FPS tomorrow

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 7 hours, 46 mins ago

John Romero, the designer behind FPS titan Doom, should reveal his next big shooter quite soon.

 

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Romero Games, the Doom grandfather's new game dev studio, has been working on a shooter since 2014--actually the team is working on two games for release on multiple platforms. According to an update on the studio's website, a new project will be formally unveiled tomorrow, December 10th, and it should be something big. No concrete info is actually known about the game but we have a vague "Prepare for 5" teaser.

 

It's possible the game could be an amalgamation of Romero's Blackroom FPS announced in 2016. Blackroom initially had a Kickstarter fundraiser to help development, but Romero cancelled it the same year, saying he'd return to the idea at a later date.

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Far Cry: New Dawn is a lush take on post-apocalyptic worlds

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 11 hours, 33 mins ago

Far Cry: New Dawn uses a novel concept called "superbloom" to create a very colorful and vibrant post-apocalyptic world.

 

 

As we predicted, the latest Far Cry game is built on the bones of Far Cry 5, but the same way flora will grow from the remains of life, so too does New Dawn grow from the husk of irradiated Hope County, Montana. For its new game Ubisoft took a unique spin on atomic catastrophe. Rather than focusing on nuclear winter with its cold and broken world as most games do, Far Cry: New Dawn introduces the concept of nuclear spring. You may have wondered why Hope County looks so alive and verdant after a nuclear apocalypse. Ubisoft has the answer: something called "superbloom".

 

The nukes knocked weather cycles off-kilter and essentially the world responded by terraforming itself. Thanks to superbloom, Hope County has been transformed into a lush playground after 17 years of metamorphosis with sand dunes to vault off of in 4-wheelers, strangely mutated creatures, and exotic flora. While it's technically a sequel to Far Cry 5 because it treads old ground, it's more of a standalone type of spin-off with new characters and a fresh story.

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Black Ops 4 gets $30 multiplayer-only option on PC

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 12 hours, 58 mins ago

Only play Call of Duty for multiplayer? Activision has just made it easier and cheaper to buy into Black Ops 4 on PC.

 

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Having already shaved off singleplayer campaign, Black Ops 4 is already pretty lean and sees Activision focusing strongly on engagement monetization through online modes. But Activision wants to incentivize the game's microtransaction-driven multiplayer even farther with a brand new $30 option on PC.

 

The SKU is called the Black Ops 4 Battle Edition, and cuts out the story-based Zombies mode in favor of full-on multiplayer action. The Battle Edition is currently exclusive to Battle.net (for good reason as consoles have a wider install base) and will go up to $39.99 following January 6. Players can upgrade from the Battle Edition to the full Standard Edition at any time.

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Mortal Kombat XI announced, coming April 2019

By: Derek Strickland | More News: Gaming | Posted: 1 day, 3 hours ago

Mortal Kombat is back and it's bloodier than ever.

 

 

It was no surprise that NetherRealm was working on Mortal Kombat XI, but its announcement at The Game Awards 2018 was still pretty impressive. The series is still going strong after 25 years of wanton carnage, and the latest chapter sports two halves of the fighter coin: a massively customizable character creator aimed at engaging online players, and a new cinematic campaign that furthers the series' lore and unfolding saga. Other than that, details are pretty light, and NetherRealm will show off more content during a big reveal showcase in January.

 

"It's exciting to finally announce Mortal Kombat 11 and showcase what the team has been working on," said Ed Boon. "Our Custom Character Variation System opens up an infinite amount of options for players to personalize their favorite fighters. We can't wait until January when we'll be showing more of the game."

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