All the Nominees for Games of the Year 2017

The end of the year is almost here and the time has arrived when we get to know the game of the year. Next week we all will be able to cast our votes for the best video game of the year, but before that, you need to know the nominees who are competing for the throne.

All the nominees have been revealed and there are in total 102 games which have been included on the competition list. The Game of the Year nominee list includes Super Mario Odyssey, Persona 5, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Super Mario Odyssey, and PUBG.

There are different kinds of categories available receiving nominations from different media partners out there which also includes some big names like Giant Bomb and GameSpot.

All the players and fans can vote on some of the available categories which include the most Anticipated game as well as the Best Esports game. In order to vote for your favorite game you just need to search for “Game award votes” on Google and click the first link. You can also go to the event’s website from the link provided here and vote for your favorite game.

We have listed down all the nominees of the game of the year 2017 as posted on the official website. Last year we saw Overwatch winning the Game of the Year 2016 award, let us see who takes it home this time.

Game Awards 2017 Nominees

Game of the Year

  • Persona 5
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Best Game Direction

  • Horizon Zero Dawn
  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Wolfenstien II: The New Colossus
  • Super Mario Odyssey

Best Art Direction

  • Destiny 2
  • Persona 5
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Cuphead
  • Horizon Zero Down

Best Narrative

  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus
  • Nier: Automata
  • Horizon Zero Down
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Best Game Music Design

  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Destiny 2
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice

Best Music Score

  • Cuphead
  • Persona 5
  • Destiny 2
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Super Mario Odyssey
  • NieR: Automata

Games for Impact

  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
  • Night in the Woods
  • Bury Me, My Love
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm
  • Please Knock on My Door
  • What Remains of Edith Finch

Best Performance

  • Brian Bloom, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (as BJ Blazkowicz)
  • Melina Juergens, Hellblade (as Senua)
  • Laura Bailey, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (as Nadine Ross)
  • Ashly Burch, Horizon: Zero Dawn (As Aloy)
  • Claudia Black, Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (as Chloe Frazer)

Games for Impact

  • Bury Me, My Love (The Pixel Hunt / Figs / ARTE / Playdius)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Life is Strange: Before the Storm (Deck Nine / Square Enix)
  • Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall)
  • Please Knock on My Door (Levall Games AB)
  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)

Best Ongoing Game

  • Rainbow Six: Siege (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • Grand Theft Auto Online (Rockstar Games)
  • Warframe (Digital Extremes)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG. Corp)

Best Independent Game

  • What Remains of Edith Finch (Giant Sparrow / Annapurna Interactive)
  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
  • Night in the Woods (Infinite Fall)
  • Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice (Ninja Theory)
  • Pyre (Supergiant Games)

Best Mobile Game

  • Monument Valley 2 (ustwo games)
  • Hidden Folks (Adriaan de Jongh / Sylvain Tegroeg)
  • Fire Emblem Heroes (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)
  • Old Man’s Journey (Broken Rules)
  • Super Mario Run (Nintendo)

Best Handheld Game

  • Monster Hunter Stories (Marvelous / Capcom / Nintendo)
  • Metroid: Samus Returns (MercurySteam / Nintendo)
  • Ever Oasis (Grezzo / Nintendo)
  • Poochy and Yoshi’s Woolly World (Good-Feel / Nintendo)
  • Fire Emblem Echoes: Shadows of Valentia (Intelligent Systems / Nintendo)

Best VR/AR Game

  • Resident Evil 7: Biohazard (Capcom)
  • Superhot VR (Superhot Team)
  • Lone Echo (Ready at Dawn / Oculus Studios)
  • Farpoint (Impulse Gear / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Star Trek: Bridge Crew (Red Storm Entertainment / Ubisoft)

Best Action Game

  • Nioh (Team Ninja / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
  • Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus (MachineGames / Bethesda)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Prey (Arkane Studios / Bethesda)

Best Action/Adventure Game

  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Horizon Zero Dawn (Guerrilla Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Assassin’s Creed: Origins (Ubisoft Montreal / Ubisoft)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Best Role-Playing Game

  • Persona 5 (Atlus)
  • NieR: Automata (Platinum Games / Square Enix)
  • Divinity: Original Sin II (Larian Studios)
  • Final Fantasy XV (Square Enix Business Division 2 / Square Enix)
  • South Park: The Fractured But Whole (Ubisoft San Francisco / Ubisoft)

Best Fighting Game

  • Tekken 7 (Bandai Namco Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite (Capcom)
  • Injustice 2 (NetherRealm Studios / Warner Bros. Interactive Ent)
  • Arms (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Nidhogg 2 (Messhof Games)

Best Sports/Racing Game

  • FIFA 18 (EA Vancouver / EA)
  • Project Cars 2 (Slightly Mad Studios / Bandai Namco Entertainment)
  • NBA 2K18 (Visual Concepts / 2K Sports)
  • Gran Turismo Sport (Polyphony Digital / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Forza Motorsport 7 (Turn 10 Studios / Microsoft Studios)
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2018 (PES Productions / Konami)

Best Strategy Game

  • Total War: Warhammer II (Creative Assembly / Sega)
  • Halo Wars 2 (Creative Assembly, 343 Industries / Microsoft Studios)
  • Tooth and Tail (Pocketwatch Games)
  • XCOM 2: War of the Chosen (Firaxis Games / 2K)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)

Trending Games

  • Andrea Rene (What’s Good Games)
  • Guy Beahm (“Dr. Disrespect”)
  • Mike Grzesiek (“Shroud”)
  • Clint Lexa (“Halfcoordinated”)
  • Steven Spohn (AbleGamers)

Best Multiplayer

  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)
  • Destiny 2 (Bungie / Activision)
  • Call of Duty: WWII (Sledgehammer Games / Activision)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
  • Fortnite (Epic Games)
  • PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG Corp.)

Student Game Award

  • Meaning (Hariz Yet / DigiPen Institute of Technology Singapore)
  • Hollowed (Erin Marek, Jerrick Flores, Charley Choucard / University of Central Florida)
  • Impulsion (Hugo Verger, Remi Bertrand, Maxime Lupinski / IIM)
  • Level Squared (Kip Brennan, Stephen Scoglio, Dane Perry Svendsen / Swinburne University)
  • Falling Sky (Jonathan Nielssen, Nikolay Savoy, Mohsen Shah / National Film & TV School)
  • From Light (Alejandro Grossman, Steven Li, Sherveen Uduwana / USC)

Best Family Game

  • Sonic Mania (PagodaWest Games, Headcannon / Sega)
  • Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle (Ubisoft Paris + Milan / Ubisoft)
  • Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
  • Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Nintendo EAD / Nintendo)
  • Splatoon 2 (Nintendo EPD / Nintendo)

Most Anticipated Game

  • Red Dead Redemption II (Rockstar Games)
  • God of War (Santa Monica Studio / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Monster Hunter World (Capcom)
  • The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog / Sony Interactive Entertainment)
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man (Insomniac Games / Sony Interactive Entertainment)

Best eSports Player

  • Je-hong “ryujehong” Ryu (Seoul Dynasty, Overwatch)
  • Nikola ‘NiKo’ Kovac (FaZe Clan, Counter-Strike: GO)
  • Marcelo “coldzera” David (SK Gaming, Counter-Strike: GO)
  • Lee Sang-hyeok “Faker” (SK Telecom 1, League of Legends)
  • Kuro “KuroK”” Salehi Takhasomi (Team Liquid, Dota 2)

Best eSports Team

  • Cloud 9
  • SK Telecom T1
  • Team Liquid
  • FaZe Clan
  • Lunatic-Hai

Best eSports Game

  • Dota 2 (Valve)
  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (Valve)
  • Overwatch (Blizzard)
  • League of Legends (Riot)
  • Rocket League (Psyonix)

Best Debut Indie Game

  • Slime Rancher (Monomi Park)
  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR Entertainment)
  • Mr. Shifty (Team Shifty)
  • Hollow Knight (Team Cherry)
  • Golf Story (Sidebar Games)

Chinese Fan Game Award

  • Monument Valley 2《纪念碑谷2》(ustwo games)
  • ICEY《艾希》(FantaBlade Network)
  • Honor of Kings《王者荣耀》 (Timi Studio Group)
  • Gumballs & Dungeons《不思议迷宫》(QcPlay Limited)
  • jx3 HD《剑网3》重制版 (Kingsoft Corporation)

FIFA 18 Ultimate Team: TOTGS Confirmed for PS4, Xbox & PC

Today we got to see the whole new revised as well as rechristened FIFA Ultimate Team of the Tournaments: Group Stage. The FUT 18 TOTGS was all about the special players which will be available in the packs from today 6 PM onwards UK time. The deal will go on until 6 PM Friday.

Most of the fans out there predicted that the Fifth Ballon d’Or winner, Cristiano Ronaldo will be there in the squad with the rating of 95. De bruyne also seals his position in the center midfield with 91 rating. He is accompanied by Eden Hazard (92) as well. Neymar plays as the second striker and in the CAM position with boosted 93 rating. Mbappe’s rating has been enhanced as well to 86 but he sits in the reserves.
You can find the updates on all the players below:

FUT 18 TOTGS Players

Goalkeeper

  • Hugo Lloris – Tottenham Hotspur – 89

Defenders

  • Blind – Manchester United – 83
  • Samuel Umtiti – Barcelona FC – 85
  • Alves – Paris Saint Germaine – 85
  • John Stones – Manchester City – 82
  • Joshua Kimmich – Bayern Munich – 87

Midfielders

  • Neymar – Paris Saint Germain – 93
  • Casemiro – Real Madrid CF – 84
  • Eden Hazard – Chelsea – 92
  • De Bruyne – Manchester City – 91

Strikers

  • Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid CF – 95
  • Harry Kane – Tottenham Hotspur – 88

Substitutes

  • Ter Stegen – Barcelona FC – 87
  • Channels – Real Sociedad – 82
  • Mbappe – Paris Saint Germain – 86
  • Ben Yedder – Sevilla FC – 84
  • Diego Llorente – Real Sociedad – 82
  • Roberto Firmino – Liverpool – 85
  • Rigoni – Zenit St. Petersburg – 82

Reserves

  • Rodriguez – Milan – 86
  • Andre Silva – AC Milan – 82
  • Tosun – Besiktas – 82
  • Freuler – Atalanta – 81
  • Kokorin – Zenit St. Petersburg – 82

Nvidia Titan X Pascal GPU Review

Today we are going review one of the most professional level GPU from Nvidia,  Titan X Pascal graphics card.  No doubt it is one of the most powerful GPU out there, but there’s one problem with it, It is very expensive.  it is one big issue that we came across while reviewing Titan X Pascal graphics card, and you will have to pay around $1,200 for it, which is enough to make a hole in your pocket. But if money is not the problem for you, it is the most powerful and best graphics card that you can include on your PC for having the best gaming experience.

However, we would like to mention that, it is not for everyone, and not worth buying if you have a very tight budget for assembling your gaming machine.  It would be foolish to spend this much money on a single unit, where you can get a lot more other things for your CPU for $1,200. But let us discuss the price in later part of the article, and let’s look at the architecture, features, and performance that graphics card is capable of offering to the users.

Nvidia Titan X Pascal  Specifications

The Nvidia Titan X makes use of the Pascal-based architecture along with the GP102 Graphics processing unit to bring huge performance improvement while playing heavy games on your machine. There are a lot of CUDA cores to use for producing immense power. With 28 microprocessors streaming, each full with 128 CUDA cores, the total Core count reaches up to 3584, which is around 40% more when compared to the Nvidia GTX 1080.

Given below are the exact specifications of the Pascal Titan X GPU:

  • GPU: GP102
  • Transistors: 12bn
  • CUDA Cores: 3584
  • Lithography: 16nm FinFET
  • Die Size: 471mm2
  • Base Clock: 1417 MHz
  • Boost Clock: 1531 MHz
  • Memory: GDDR5X
  • Memory Capacity: 12GB
  • Memory Bus: 384-bit

Just like the previous graphics card,  the Nvidia Titan x make use of the gddr5x Ram Technology to enhance the memory bandwidth over the standard gddr5 specifications. However, it fails to match the Pascal-based Nvidia P100 GPU’s specifications, which has an HBM2 stacked memory as well.

The GTX Titan X is rated at 250W, and it looks like the GPU extracts more power when compared to its previous GPU, even though it makes use of smaller transistor lithography.

Nvidia GTX Titan X Pascal Architecture

We were very excited to see the very first Pascal based GPU  from Nvidia in the form of P100 GPU. And now and media has taken it’s really powerful GPU out from the pro level graphic cards and have transferred into a more consumer-friendly GP102 Silicon based GPU unit.

the new Titan X or the GP102 makes use of the same 16nm FinFET lithography10 almost the same GPU layout as well.  The main difference is found in the memory subsystem which differs from the original Tesla P100 GPU. The P100 construct the video frame buffer out of the HBM2 memory along with the 4096-bit bus and data transfer rate of 540 GB per second as offered by the 12GB memory version. In addition to that, the P100 GPU was a lot bigger when compared to the new GP102 installed in the Titan X graphics card. This was because the P100 had to calculate prices figures during heavy mathematical calculations for engineering as well as scientific purposes and simulations. So, it would definitely need some more double precision processing cores to achieve what it was aimed for. However, the Titan X Pascal GPU is not targeting the same audience and totally focuses on the consumer’s gaming needs.

The GTX Titan on the other hand as the very first Pascal based professional GPU present inside it. It simply means that Nvidia has added 33% extra double precision cores along with the 2880 standard CUDA cores for excellent performance output.
With the Pascal architecture, they have parted their ways with the Titan and Quadro ranges thus offering double precision power in the P100 GPU and not offering any double precision power in GP102 at all.

This makes the new GP102 different from the Nvidia’s top pro-level GPUs as well as from the Quadro cards like Quadro P6000. However, Quadro P600 also has the same GP102 GPU installed in it but its chip has been filled with 30 streaming microprocessor thus offering higher CUDA cores to it. But the lack of 256 cores in the Titan X does not affect the gaming performance very much and you still get a better performance from GP102 silicon GPU at the same clock speed.

Nvidia GTX Titan X Pascal Performance

You do not have to be a gaming expert in order to tell that all those specifications and architectural design combine to offer a great unprecedented level of performance while playing modern as well as heavy games on your machine.

The best part about the new Nvidia Pascal Titan X card is that it offers great 4K performance, and that is also why the card is so highly priced when compared to other GPU units. It was the very first GPU unit that was able to run most of the modern games in 4K quality and that too at 60 frames per second. It was able to handle the 4K resolution for some games even at 80 frames per second as well.

However, if you are planning to install this GPU in your machine, you will have to make sure that your CPU that could work compatibility with the Titan X Pascal gaming card and allows it to stretch its legs as much as it can. If you have a very simple processor installed on your CPU, we recommend you to step them up to something with six or eight cores. But it finally comes to you, whether you would like to spend $1200 on the GPU and then again upgrade your CPU’s processor to something better. This will obviously cost you a lot. But as we have told before, this GPU is not for everyone and you should only get it if you are a gaming professional and prefer gaming experience over money.

You might get confused between the Pascal and Maxwell architecture based GPU, but the amount you pay for extra 4K gaming performance is worth the extra amount you are paying for Titan X Pascal graphics card. You can also get 4K performance from the GTX 1060 graphics card as well, but then you will be gaming at Ultra HD quality but at 30 frames per second and not at high frame rates. Ut on an overall, there is a huge difference in the 4K performance in Pascal and Maxwell architecture, where Pascal cards win by a huge margin.

The energy consumption is, however, a bit different in the Titan X Pascal graphics card. Both the Titan X graphics card, the current and the previous one are rated 250W, but, during our tests, we found that the Pascal-based GPU draws more power on an overall basis when compared with the previous ones. This is because of the difference in the transistor size. You get a 28nm transistor in the new Pascal GPU when compared to the old 16nm graphics card. This is why they are more efficient when compared to the old silicon GPUs.

The Titan X Pascal already runs on 50% more GPU frequency when compared to the standard specification. This is a huge boost when compared to the previous Titan X GPU. The new Pascal based card offers a 40% to 50% better frame rate as well and that too at 4K display settings and high detail. This should give you a good idea about the improvement that we get in the new graphics card over the previous one.

Nvidia GTX Titan X Pascal Verdict

There is no doubt in the fact that GTX Titan Pascal is one of the fastest graphics cards that we have right now. And why not? Nvidia did all the homework that they could in order to come up with the best so that no other competitor could touch that performance figure that they have set with this graphics card for some time now.

They also needed a huge difference in performance so that they could justify the huge price difference between both the GPU. The performance improvement has been achieved by them but still, the justification of such huge price is bugging a lot of gaming fans even then. Still, if you are planning to buy a Titan gaming GPU for your system, you definitely need to compare the price. The Titan X Pascal is around double the price when compared to the Nvidia GTX 1080, but at the same time, you get the 30-40 percent performance enhancement as well.  Now it comes to you, whether you require the best performance GPU for high cost or you compromise with the performance that you get with GTX 1080 since Titan X is the most expensive Titan GPU that they have ever released till date.

Nvidia Announces the New Titan V Volta along with HMB2 Memory

Nvidia released a powerful Pascal architecture based GPU named TITAN X back in the month of July 2016. That GPU promised the users around 11 Teraflops of computing performance. However, earlier this year, they enhanced the performance of this GPU and increased its compute performance to 12 Teraflops. Not only that, they also promised a GPU with the name Titan V, based on the all-new Volta architecture by the end of this year. And it looks like; they are ready to fulfill the promised with the recently announced Nvidia TITAN V Graphics Card.

Nvidia made the announcement at the Conference Workshop on Neural Information Processing Systems event held in the Long Beach, California. As we have already mentioned before, this new GPU from Nvidia is based on the Volta architecture taking the compute performance figures to a whole new level. If we listen to the company, they have actually redesigned the Tensor cores of the exiting GPU, which then feature floating-point data paths as well as independent integer paths, increasing the performance by 9 times when compared to the previous TITAN Xp GPU. The newly announced GPU offers a computing speed of 110 Teraflops for Deep learning and 14 teraflops of Single-precision performance.

The Nvidia TITAN V was announced by the CEO and founder of the company, Jensen Huang at the NIPS conference and features 12nm GPU architecture along with latest Nvidia technological additions. You get excellent energy efficiency in the GPU as well.

Jensen Huang said, “Our vision for Volta was to push the outer limits of high-performance computing and AI. We broke new ground with its new processor architecture, instructions, numerical formats, memory architecture and processor links”. “With TITAN V, we are putting Volta into the hands of researchers and scientists all over the world. I can’t wait to see their breakthrough discoveries.”, he added.

Talking about the GPU a bit more in detail, the TITAN V is based on the GV100 architecture that includes 320 texture units and 5120 CUDA cores. The number of cores is same as in the Tesla V100 GPU unit but there are additional 640 Tensor cores added to the Volta GPU. The GPU can handle up to 110 teraflops of computing performance which has been developed keeping the deep learning algorithms and AI related algorithms in mind. The core has been clocked at 1200 MHz by the company which can be boosted up to 1455 MHz as well.

The Volta GPU is not the only thing that they are offering to the buyers. You also get a 12 GB HBM2 memory along with it. It is the first time any of the Nvidia graphics cards is featuring an HBM2 memory as well. This memory has a data transfer rate of 1.7 GB per second and a 3072-bit memory bus included, thus offing a total bandwidth of 652.8 GB per second. The total bandwidth is more than the TITAN Xp GPU but Nvidia has cut down the bus interface from 4096-bit to 3072 bit in the entire GPU. The RAM has also been decreased from 16 GB to 12 GB. You can do anything with this graphics card, play heavy games, do professional work, run Ultra HD movies and what not.

Talking about the design of the GPU, TITAN V has the same NVTTM cooler that we saw in the GeForce Pascal 10 graphics card series. There is only one difference in terms of looks, and that is the name which is etched on the front side of the GPU. TITAN V comes in a gold die-cast body made up of Aluminum containing a good vapor chamber cooling mechanism for providing the best thermal cooling possible. The DrMOS 16 Phase PCB included in it has the thermal monitoring as well as integrated real-time current monitoring capability as well.

Jeremy Antoniuk, the COO for Deep Cognition said that “As an NVIDIA Inception partner, we trust NVIDIA to deliver innovative solutions to the AI market. Today, their solutions further evolve to better support an important phase of AI development: experimentation,”. “With TITAN V and NGC, Deep Cognition’s Deep Learning Studio has built a powerful desktop solution for AI development, iteration, and training.”, he added.

Origin PC Eon15-S Review: A Budget Gaming Laptop For You

If you are looking for a new laptop to buy, there are many options available for you out there. Majority of the market is filled with business-focused laptops that you will find at very cheap to very high price. But if you are a gamer just like me and many of us, you would obviously prefer a laptop with high RAM, a dedicated graphics card, good screen and huge hard disk storage. Such kind of laptops with such specification exist, but they are very costly and not for everyone and if you have a tight budget.

However, there are very few laptops that you can use for gaming, but you can’t expect everything from them. But there is now there has been the latest addition to the budget gaming laptops that you can consider if you are planning to get a gaming laptop for you and that too without spending too much money.

We are talking about Origin Eon15 laptop that has been manufactured by the company for good gaming experience at a low and entry level cost. Here we are going to tell you the pros and the cons of the Origin Eon15-S laptop so that you can decide whether to go for it or not.

Origin Eon15-S Laptop Specifications

Eon 15S has a screen size of 15.6 inches featuring an IPS LED display panel with full HD 1080p screen resolution. The laptop has a dedicated Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card installed for playing the latest and heaviest of games in the market. There are two versions of the laptop available. Origin has included 8GB DDR4 RAM in the laptop assisting the Core i3-7100H dual-core processor in the first and the basic one which is priced t $999. The Core i3 processor has been clocked at 3.0 GHz. However, the other better version of Origin Eon15-S laptop is more powerful and possesses Core i5 processor assisted by 16GB DDR4 RAM. This better version of the laptop will cost you $1350.

Specifications

  • Display: FHD IPS Display
  • Resolution: 1080p Full HD
  • Graphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti – 4GB
  • RAM: 8GB DDR4, 16GB DDR4
  • Processor: Intel Core i3, Intel Core i5
  • Hard Disk Storage: 240GB Solid State Drive + 1TB Seagate Hard Drive
  • Fingerprint Reader: Integrated Biometric Fingerprint Reader
  • Camera: 2 MP FHD Front Facing Video Camera
  • Weight: 5 lbs

Performance

The laptop has specifically been made for the latest and modern games that could run easily in between 30 to 60 frames per second. The 1080p screen resolution produces great and detailed images. We tried some of the latest games like FIFA 18 and Rise of Tomb Raider at low FPS and normal to high setting and ran pretty well. However, you can really play with the setting to make the games smoother, you will have to compromise with the visual quality then. But, we didn’t find too many problems while playing the games, as most of the games will run butter smooth in normal visual settings.

Things We Liked About It – Pros

  • The Display: First of all, we really loved the display that it offers. Most of the gaming laptops drop the most important part, the display to bring the price down. That is not the case with Origin Eon15. The LED display in Eon15 is bright, colorful as well as very sharp. Playing games on this laptop is really great.
  • Nice Looks: You will love the laptop as soon as you see it. It has really great design and it looks classy and premium in black chassis. The logo adds up to its look and is perfectly placed. The outer casing is strong as well but lightweight, making it a good portable gaming laptop. There are other designs as well which are available which the users can pick. These custom designs are really good and add the gamer feel to the machine.
  • The Keyboard: The Origin Eon15 does not come with a mechanical keyboard and we loved it. The keys are fairly apart not giving you the mushy and constrained feeling you get from other laptops with small sized keyboards. There is RGB backlights also present that will help you to play the games even in the darkest of room. Another thing great about the keyboard is the Numeric Pad. Most of the laptops do not offer numeric pads on their keyboard for one or the other reason. But it is always better to have something extra. Also, it is helpful for players who use numeric pad while playing games.
  • The Connecting Ports: Origin Eon15 has a lot of ports and many options for connection. There are two USB 3.0 ports and one 2.0 USB port. There is USB Type-C port as well along with a memory card reader. You have a standard HDMI port as well. But what came as a surprise was a couple of mini DisplayPorts. These ports also support the Nvidia GSync technology and the users can also add a couple of monitors to this laptop.

What is Not Good – Cons

  • Sound: There are definitely other laptops out there that can produce better sound when compared to Origin Eon15. The sound output of this laptop is really low. If you are present in a crowdy place or in a noisy area, it is very hard to listen to what is coming out of it.

The Verdict

The Origin Eon15 is a good gaming laptop with really great features, specifications, and display. It is cheap as well when compared to other premium gaming laptops like Alienware. The great connectivity options make it a good contender in the budget gaming laptop section. The looks are great, you get a lot of options to choose from, and you also have two different variants that you can look up to. There is nothing more we can ask from a good budget gaming laptop.

The Best Christmas Gaming Deals You will Find this Holiday Season

The Christmas season is almost on us and there are different deals which have begun and which are going to start in different online stores. So, if you are planning to give something to someone this holiday season, what not get it on discount?

Well, we are not here to talk about the stuff that will be available at a discounted rate but gaming deals. Yes, there are a lot of deals going on games, consoles and gaming accessories and we are here to bring the best products as well as the best deals for you.

Video Game Deals

Dark Souls III: Fire Fades Edition – $24.99

Dark Souls II is one of the best game released in the year 2016. This action adventure game is developed by Bandai Namco Entertainment for Windows, PS4 and Xbox One. The best game in the series, it involves a lot of exploring and fighting with the enemies using different weapons and powers based in a mystical era. You would love this game if you have played the previous two installments of the franchise. You can get the Dark Souls III: Fire Fades Edition at a discounted rate of $24.99 from here.

Gaming Console Deals

PlayStation 4 Slim

There is a huge sale on the PlayStation4 Slim 1TB gaming console. It is undoubtedly one of the best gaming consoles on the market. PS4 came into the market in September 2016 for $365. You get to play all the new advanced games released on the market with the real gaming experience. In addition to that, you can also subscribe to the PlayStation Network in order to get free games every month and to play with other players online. However, you get it for around $199 in the holiday season. You can get PlayStation4 on sale from here.

Xbox One S

Xbox One S is the biggest competitor of PS4. And the 1TB version of Xbox One S is available just for $299. Yes, and the best thing about the Xbox One S console is that you can enjoy 4K videos as well as gaming on it. So, if you have a 4K television installed in your home, you wont get a better chance to play the best games on Xbox One in super HD mode. You can also grab the game with some game bundles, however, bundles with different games may have different prices. Get Xbox One S 1TB for $229 on Amazon from here.

Gaming Accessories Deals

X Rocker 51259 Pro H3 4.1 Audio Gaming Chair – $162

X Rocker 51259 Pro H3 gaming chair is one of the best ways to enjoy gaming comfortably and in-depth this holiday season. The chair is made up of great soft fabric that prevents your back from pair during the long gaming sessions. There are 4 different speakers present in the game for full audio immersion. There are vibration motors installed in the seat along with bass tones offering you a full body experience while gaming. You can get the X Rocker 51259 Pro H3 4.1 Audio Gaming Chair for $162, $87 off on Amazon.

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus PlayStation 4 Review

If you have played the first Wolfenstein: The New Order game and loved it, then you are definitely going to love the next installment of the franchise. Everything that made the first game great is also there in the new Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus.

This new game has an excellent cast of heroes and the even better cast of villains making the story of the game as well as the gameplay a lot more interesting.

The Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus starts with the father B.J. Blazkowicz, the hero of the game and the story begins when he was a child. He discovers the hatred of his father for other races while he is caught playing with his young female friend who is black. We see that B.J. Blazkowicz father has a different viewpoint who thinks that this would is of the straight white men and they are superior to all the other races on the earth. Not only that, he also believes that they are superior to other races in terms of religion as well as sexual orientation. He tells the young Blazkowicz that,” It’s on us to straighten out the queer,”

The elder Blazkowicz also wants to make the hero strong. He will have to learn it because according to him, being strong is something that is not taught by his Jewish mother. In a scene, B.J. finds himself tied to a beam, and he is directly looking at his dog. Soon he is handed a shotgun and is instructed to kill the dog. He has to learn to be strong somehow. However, we are not going to reveal the suspense here and we recommend you to resolve the scene as well as the game by playing it. But to resolve it, you will have to pull the trigger.

Well, this was just the starting scene and was enough to get us aware of the amount of cruelty that we are going to see in the game. The elder Blazkowicz is really cruel. Not only he is a racist, but also an anti-Semite who married B.J’s mother, a Jewish woman only for her money and her family business. We also see him kicking a dog and then asking B.J. to kill him. But he is not the only cruel evil character in the game. Soon we were introduced to another character who takes the lives of resistance fighters in anger and cold blood. That is not all, after killing the rebel, he has the habit of playing with their heads. This is a game you definitely won’t want your kids to get hands on.

The new game starts after the events of the New Order, and we see the main character in very bad condition. During the battle with the Deathshead, Blazkowicz suffers from bad injuries after an explosion on the battlefield. His insides are failing and the Kreisau Circle is trying very hard to make him survive. B.J. Blazkowicz is some kind of super soldier as well as a legendary fighter who wakes up in the previous game 14 years after Axis powers won the World War II and setting off a nuclear weapon. Almost all of us thought that he would die, but that is not what that happens and we see the story continuing in the second and latest installment.

Blazkowicz is mentally as well as physically devastated in the starting of the game, as we told you above, but the condition does not remain the same for long. Soon into the game, we see him picking up the gun again and fighting against the Nazis. Not only that, the nurse whom he fell in love with in the previous game is now pregnant with twin babies. So, it is a lot more than he needs to fight for in this game. But that only enhances the dive as well as the pressure which is required in a conflict where we see the United States falling in front of the Nazis.

There is a scene in the game where we see the pregnant Anya naked, her belly swollen with a child, and she is covered in blood with a pleasurable feeling and smile on her face. This depicts that there is nothing that could stop her from fighting, not even pregnancy. She is there to do everything she can to help her friends and kill Nazis, and if that requires her to go topless, then be it.

You will find the new Wolfenstein 2 offering you joy, cruelty as well as despair. The game perfectly displays the scenario where the U.S. people have developed a huge amount of hatred towards Nazis under their rule and how they fight back to get rid of them. People in the game are mostly fighting back so that they can enjoy their lives without any oppression. The campaign mode is really intense and hard, but there are many side missions that you can pick up. There are many Blazkowicz allies as well who fight with the hero but also have a different life outside the battle. Many of these people have hobbies like immersing themselves in various psychedelics or playing clarinet etc. We feel that these non-violent scenes were necessary for the game so that the players can get some break from the never-ending cruelty and gun battles.

Unlike the previous Wolfenstein game, the Wolfenstein 2 offers large levels to the players which also contain various different paths to progress forward in the game, solve side missions and achieve rewards on exploring new things and areas. We really found it interesting to roam around the level area and then finding out different ways to surprise the enemy and attacking them in stealth.

There are different kinds of guns that are available to the main hero in the game. One thing that we really liked about it was, Blazkowicz carries the entire arsenal available to him all the time. So, the player has a whole list of weapon options to choose from at any point in time in the game. You can also pick two different guns to hold in two different hands, thus laying havoc on the opponents in the dual-wield mode.

You will find the ammo as well as other weapons and their upgrades scattered around the home base. These items vary at every level and allow the player to use silencers, scopes, extra-large magazines to make your weapons even more deadly. As you will progress in the game, you will be able to enhance the Blazkowicz’sabilities, that in return are going to help you a lot in defeating the stronger and better opponents. Nobody is going to say anything if you burst in firing every last bullet on the enemy with both guns in your hand, or just kill them in quick shady stealth mode without alarming anyone. You have different paths to play all the levels and could even upgrade one set of abilities to take things differently as well.

If you want to be the part of the story as well, there is much narrative decision you will have to make as well in the early game. You can take different decisions that are in reality going to change certain aspects of your campaign story. This will allow the player to enjoy the game more than one time with some differences from the first time play.

We would especially like to mention about the narrative of the game which is so deep and really like that it will make you get into it. Wolfenstein 2 is not easy to play and don’t even try to start in the hard mode. You are going to die a lot of times. Truly saying, we started from hard and then we came down to Normal difficulty level after few missions in the Campaign mode. However, this problem is a bit solved by various options that you will find in the game, one of which is to save the game. The players have checkpoints where the game auto-saves itself. But you also have the option to save the game at any point you want and then resume it from the same spot. This feature is really going to help you in tough battles and also when you would like to play the same mission using a different style. One time you can play a mission in stealth mode and the next time, start from the same spot in death machine mode.

One thing that bugged us in the entire game was the graphics you see when you are hurt or when you are hit by a bullet or any kind of damage. Even when there was small damage to my body, the graphics made it seem like the bullet went through my heart. The intensified graphics even with low damage looked severe. It took time to get accustomed to the pattern and differentiate when you are actually hurt and when its just normal wound.

The Verdict

There is no doubt in the fact that Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is a very violent game that doesn’t care about anything to show how actually wars are and how they are fought. It gives you plenty of action as well as plenty of options, and weapons to satisfy the bloodthirsty monster inside you. The game will give you a real feel and you will actually feel good while you are sneaking behind one to cut off his head. And that is what makes Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus even a better game. It brings a perfect balance of hurt and emotion. It balances your hurting emotions, anger and suffering from humanity and anxiety.

All in all, if you are first person game lover who loves to kill a lot and lot of people and unlike other games, want to feel good every time you kill the enemy, Wolfenstein 2 is a must play.

FIFA 18 Finesse Shot Tutorial – Easily Score Lots of Goals with Any Player

Scoring goals in one on one situation or even simple scoring is tough in the new FIFA 18. You can take it as a part of gameplay enhancement or overpowered goalkeepers, but getting your ball at the back of the net is not at all easy in the new FIFA game. Simple shooting still works, but it won’t help you every time, and you will definitely have to switch to different types of shots for effective scoring.

There are different shot types that could help you in getting the ball in from different spots and positions. For example, if you are far away from the goal, you should use Power shot (shooting with Pace Control button) to dip your ball while imparting a huge amount of power in it. In case a goalkeeper is charging towards you, use chip shot to play the ball over the goalkeeper’s head and score a goal etc. One such shot type that we loved to play with in FIFA 17 was Finesse shot, however, it has been made a lot more difficult in the latest FIFA 18 version. Not only that, you will definitely have to use this shot type if you really wish to be lethal in the FIFA 18 game.

Finesse Shot FIFA 18 PS4 Xbox

Performing a Finesse shot in the game is easy, however, the placement, timing, and position from where you take the shoot is very important and should be perfect for scoring. In order to perform a Finesse shot, you just need to hold down the R1 button on your PS4 controller or the RB button on your Xbox controller (default settings), and then press the shoot (circle or B) button on your controller with an accurate amount of power to curve the ball and send it to the back side of the net. This technique of scoring is very useful whenever you are heading towards the opponent’s goal at a particular and wish to curl or curve the ball from outside to inside around the keeper for a goal.

However, if you do not know how to hit finesse shots in FIFA 18, you can follow the tutorial below in order to learn, master and score a lot of easy goals in FIFA 18.

How to perform Finesse Shot in FIFA 18

There is no doubt in the fact that Finesse shots are the most overpowered shots in the FIFA 18 game, and they are very lethal as well when performed from the right spot. They are far more easier than FIFA 17, but more tricky as well.

The steps here will help you to score with any player mostly, still, we recommend you to take a shot with a player which has high accuracy as well as finishing. This is definitely going to improve your chances a lot while scoring. A better player with high ratings and attributes can easily play the finesse shot from far away, while for players with less rating need to come a bit closer to the post, sometimes inside the Penalty box for scoring accurately.

The next thing that you need to take care of is the power you need to apply while taking the shot. That is why you will also need a player with decent shot power, and then you will be able to score as many screamers from different positions in the game.

When Shooting from Far Outside the Box

Step 1: Move in the direction where you wish to hit the ball, top or the bottom corner.

Step 2: Press the RB or R1 button on the controller

Step 3: Now when you are far or outside the box, of around 25-35 yards, press shoot. You will need minimum two and a half bar of power.

Don’t put in too much thinking that you are far. That will carry the ball way over the bar. With the right direction, hold the R1 button (RB on Xbox) and press the shooting button with appropriate power.

When Shooting from Far Top Left of the Box

Step 1: Move towards the bottom right corner of the box.

Step 2: Press the R1 or RB button on your controller.

Step 3: Now, aim the thumbstick down and then tilt it slightly towards the right while pressing the shoot button with 2-3 bar power.

When Shooting from Far Bottom Left of the Box

Step 1: Move towards the top right corner of the box.

Step 2: Press the R1 or RB button on your controller.

Step 3: Now, aim the thumbstick up and then shift it a bit towards the right while pressing the shoot button with 2-3 bar power.

When Shooting from Far Top Right of the Box

Step 1: Move towards the bottom left corner of the box.

Step 2: Press the RB or R1 button on your respective PS and Xbox controllers.

Step 3: Now, aim the thumbstick down and them tilt it slightly towards the left while pressing the shoot button with 2-3 bar power.

When Shooting from Far Bottom Right of the Box

Step 1: Move towards the top left corner of the box.

Step 2: Press the RB or R1 button on your respective PS and Xbox controllers.

Step 3: Now, aim the thumbstick up and them swirl it towards the left while pressing the shoot button with 2-3 bar power.

When Shooting while Moving Away from the Goal

On the other hand, if you are moving away from the near side,

Step 1: First of all leave the Sprint button if you are using it.

Step 2: Aim towards the far corner of the goal depending upon from where you wish to take the shot.

Step 3: Press and hold the RB or R1 button on your controller.

Step 4: Press the shoot button with only 1-2 bar of power. Since you are near the post, applying too much power will take the ball out of the ground over the goal post.

Same you can do if you are moving towards the net in opposite direction, this will make the ball swirl. This time you need a bit less power, two to three bar would be enough to get the ball behind the keeper and score a goal.

There is another important thing to keep in mind. And that is, where you want to put the ball in the entire goal box. Power is very important when you want to score a finesse shot, and based upon you are aiming for a low shot or a powerful curler to the top corner, the power you need to put in is going to vary.

For example, you see the goalkeeper moving towards you and you wish to just finesse slip the ball around the approaching goalkeeper, it will require very little power. But if you wish to slot the ball right at the top corner from the edge or inside the box, overall the defenders, you will have to increase the power a bit to one or one and a half bar.

There are some secondary points that you should keep in the mind as well. We all know that the shots are very much affected by the weather conditions in the game. So, you might have to vary the power while taking the finesse shots in rain or snow. Also, we would recommend to go for the finesse shot with the player’s preferred foot. It is something you will realize when you will see Ronaldo and Messi curling the ball exceptionally from their preferred foot than the other foot. Last but not the least, try, try and try. The more you will try, more perfect and comfortable you become for trying the finesse shot from various positions, even from far long.

Top 10 Brand New Gaming Monitors Released in 2017

You cannot compare anything else with computer gaming experience. It is because the games released now days take you to a whole new world, with new rules and into a different character’s body whom you can control. There are different gadgets and methods available that could take your gaming experience to a whole new level. And one such way is by adding a new gaming monitor to your game setup. You can have a setup of there displaying or could even stretch it up to 3 displays side to side which is way better.

Even if you are planning to get a new gaming monitor, you must be wondering, what are the things that make a particular screen stand out from all other monitors available in the market? Well, there are many types of monitor available out there and it comes down to your personal preference and the type of games you play, that decide the type of monitor you require. For example, if you love open world RPG gaming, you need a monitor that could display high detailed images like a 4K monitor without any problem, but if you love fast first-person shooter games, you need a monitor with good reflexes and high frame per second rate.

So, this takes us to the new best gaming monitors that are available to you. Given below is a list of top 10 brand new gaming monitors released in 2017. All the monitors mentioned below are tested by us and deserve to be on this list. You will find a mixed variety of monitor types in the list and you can pick the one that satisfies your requirements from them, so you can enjoy all the latest games on all these monitors.

Top 10 Brand New Gaming Monitors Released in 2017

Acer XR382CQK

Acer XR382CQK monitor is a new 35.7-inch huge ultra wide gaming monitor which offers you a screen resolution of 3440 x 1600 pixels. The best bard about this monitor is that it offers you a curved screen that offers great color reproduction and crystal clear images with the brightness of 300 nits. The aspect ration it offers is 21:9 and the curve radius of 2300 R.

Acer has optimized the monitor with the AMD FreeSync technology so that the users can get tear free as well as stutter-free images and videos to your eyes. The response time of this curved gaming monitor is just 5ms and the refresh rate is just 75 Hz. The refresh rate might look less but the 178-degree viewing angle compensates for it making sure there is no action that you are missing on your screen.

In addition to that the, you also get the GameView technology where the users have an option to switch between three different gaming profiles that are available to the user. There are 7-watt speakers included in the monitor that offers decent sound output. Also, the flickerless technology from Acer prevents your eye from any stress or strain when you are into a long gaming session. The Acer XR382CQK gaming monitor is available in the market for $1299.

BenQ PD3200U

BenQ PD3200U gaming monitor is the first 4K monitor on our list. It has a screen size of 32 inches and thus reduces scaling to a huge extent, the problem which is very persistent in small monitors and screens. However, with less scale on the screen, you are benefited with excellent pixel density on the 32-inch screen. There are a lot of positive points about this monitor which is hard to explain in this small post.

Talking about the specifications, apart from the 32 inch IPS display panel, the monitor features a 10-bit color as well as 4 millisecond grey to grey response time. The monitor is specially designed for business as well as CAD professionals, but that came as a benefit for gamers as well. You get great viewing angles in this monitor. So even the spectators sitting beside you can see clearly whatever is displayed on the screen. There are a lot of game modes and you won’t have to tweak your settings again and again to get the right image.

You will have to pay around $800 for the BenQ PD3200U monitor, which is not bad keeping in mind that it is a 4K display monitor.

BenQ Zowie XL2540

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Truly saying, BenQ Zowie XL2540 is a monitor that has been manufactured for the professional gamers only. However, the monitor is a bit small in size with 24-inch display screen, an aspect ratio of 16:9 as well as the screen resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The brightness of the monitor is 400 nits with the response time of 1ms which is pretty impressive.

You will be pretty surprised at the first look on the monitor as it looks really like a gaming monitor at the first glance only. You will feel the real power of the monitor when you start using it. There are no dazzling effects in the monitor, but the refresh rate of 240 Hz and response time of 1ms is really superb while gaming. There is no G-Sync or FreeSync technology available in the monitor, but that is not required since the small screen is enough to eliminate all those factors. The monitor also offers you a lot of pre-existing presets that you can switch using the “S switch” control pod. In case you are really a professional gamer, this is the best gaming monitor that you can get on the market right now.

AOC Agon AG352UCG

For those who have used this monitor have rated AOC Agon AG35UCG as one of the best gaming monitors out there. It is a not a simple monitor, but ultrawide monitor spanning 35 inches with the screen resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels and aspect ratio of 21:9, and guess what, it even has G-sync.

The G-sync means that if you use this monitor with Nvidia graphics card, your system will automatically use the G-Sync technology to get rid of all the screen tearing and stuttering without laying any kind of stress on the CPU processor. You get 300 nits of brightness in the monitor with the response rate of 4ms.

The AOC Agon has a response rate which can be compared with many of the competitor monitors in the market, thus resulting in the low latency rate while you play heavy games requiring fast pacing on your PC. The only problem with the monitor is that it is quite bulky as well as pricey too.

Acer Predator XB271HK

Acer Predator XB271HK is a superb gaming monitor with 3840 x 2160 pixel screen resolution and 60 Hz refresh rate with 27-inch screen size. With rock solid game design and offers you excellent images when you use it at a rate less than the standard refresh rate. Since it is a 4K monitor, you would prefer it to use it at the low refresh rate. But there is not much to worry about that since the high screen resolution makes up for it.

However, some of the graphics cards may find it difficult with coming up with the G-Sync, since we found some kind of stutter while running the game at 35 fps and keeping G-Sync off. However, on turning on the G-Sync, the stutters went away. If you still doubt about them, you can turn on the V-Sync and set down detail a bit low, everything turns flawless. You will have to pay around $713 for the monitor but if you want a decent gaming monitor with good performance, this is one gaming monitor you should check for sure.

Asus MG248Q

Asus MG248Q is a cheap and budget monitor that comes with Adaptive Sync technology. However, the screen size of the monitor is less and it stretches only 23.6-inch. It features full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and response time of 1ms.

Asus MG248Q is a great budget monitor if you don’t care to compromise with some of the non-essential features. First of all, the screen is on TN display instead of IPS display. It makes up for more of the screen problems with its super fast refresh rate of 144 Hz. It also possesses Adaptive Sync technology, making it one of the best budget monitor of 2017.

The Adaptive Sync reduces the screen stuttering and tearing, but you will need to have AMD graphics card on your machine for that. However, we faced no problem while using the monitor on Nvidia graphics CPU as well. But you definitely need a GPU equipped in order to use the G-Synch, otherwise, you can have a look at other monitors mentioned below if you do not wish to save much on getting the better gaming experience.

Asus ROG Swift PG248Q

Asus ROG Swift PG248Q gaming monitor is one of the most affordable G-Sync display screen in the market. The screen is super fast with a screen size of 24 inches, resolution of 1920 x 1080 and 16:9 aspect ratio. The rightness is 350 nits and response time of 1 ms.

You should get this monitor if you really care about the screen resolution as well as the graphics too much. This is because of the impressive 180 Hz refresh rate offered by this monitor. For gaming purpose, the monitors take 60 FPS as the standard refresh rate and then triples it up. However, for that, you should also have a good hardware that could easily handle that much of stress.

Asus ROG Swift PG248Q is a superb G-Sync gaming monitor which could run heavy games without any screen problems with proper hardware support. Not only that, you can get this G-Sync monitor just for $446.85

Samsung CHG90 QLED

Many of you will be surprised by seeing this monitor on the list, but we think it should be. The Samsung CHG90 gaming monitor has a massive screen size of 49 inches and a whopping screen resolution of 3840 x 1080 pixels. Because of the wide curved screen, we would give 178/178 on the viewing angles.

The first thing that will come to your mind after looking at this monitor is that it is going to take up a lot of space. You should also think of getting a wide table for keeping it. It features an impressive resolution of 3849 x 1080 pixels as we have mentioned above, will blow you with its image quality. In case you do not wish to use the entire screen for the image, you can use other unoccupied space for running a browser or music or something else.

The only problem with this monitor is its high price. It is a for premium gamers only and if you have a tight budget, have a look at few other recommendations on the list.

LG 34UC79G-B

Here is another ultra-wide monitor on our list. The LG 34UC79G-B is a 34-inch display monitor with a very wide screen, 21:9 aspect ratio and 2560 x 1080 screen resolution, the brightness of 250 nits and a bid huge response time of 10.3 ms.

In case you are using Nvidia, AMD or Intel graphics card and wish to use the wide display without spending too much on the monitor, this is the one for you. This huge monitor comes with AMD FreeSync technology that keeps the monitor free from the stutter and tears even when playing heavy games on it. Also, the aspect ratio of 21:9 seems best fit for playing any kind of game as well as a movie.

The resolution of this monitor is quite a less when compared to other widescreen display monitors, still, LG 34UC79G-B is capable of pulling off superb images in terms of color accuracy as well as reproduction. You can also change the height of the monitor as per your desire, which is really a very comfortable feature to include with wide display monitors. The LG 34UC79G-B is available for $500 on Amazon.

Lenovo Y27G Curved Monitor

Last but not the least enters the Lenovo curved monitor Y27G which features a curved screen in the common 16:9 aspect ratio. Thus, you get the same immersion and viewing angles as in a premium curved wide monitor while you are into heavy gaming.

The small resolution definitely has some downside but on the positive side, it lays less stress on the graphics card of the CPU as well as on the GPU. So, your GPU will have enough memory to push the frame rate as high as possible. By the way, the standard refresh rate of Lenovo Y27G monitor is 144 Hz which is available along with the AMD FreeSync as well as Nvidia G-Sync technology.

Call Of Duty: WW2 Patch Brings Lot of Improvements to HQ & Online Play

There is a new update out for the latest Call of Duty: World War II.  One of the best parts of the new COD is that it makes the Headquarter’s social space work as it used to be and was not working as expected till now.

Till now we were only able to experience the Headquarters in the solo experience since you were not able to compete for one on one and earn rewards just similar to other players out there. There were no loot boxes available to open till now in the one on one HQ experience. Before this update, you had to invite each and every player manually to join your HQ session in order to do such things, but it was not at all ideal situation for FPS lovers.

However, they have now released a new patch for the game which brings various fixes for the crashes of the server as well as other connectivity problems. The BAR weapon was very powerful before the update patch but now it has been nerfed and now you will face some more recoil while using it. There was another problem that the players faced where the screen would turn black if the host left in between the game.

The new patch for Call of Duty: WWII is available for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. More details on the patch update for PC will be revealed later. Get the full details of the update patch below:

Most of the new features are focused on improving the Multiplayer mode:

  • The crashes occurring in Xbox One and PlayStation4 are fixed
  • The connectivity issues with the server are resolved in new Call of Duty patch.
  • The issue where the users were prevented from entering the local play match when trying to connect the game without having an internet connection.
  • The glitch where the players were kicked out after the Public match to the lobby with the message “Lost connection to host” has been fixed.
  • The black screen issue has been fixed.
  • Some improvements have been made to the Leaderboard.
  • Sometimes the players were not granted 2XP even when notified, and sometimes they got 3XP, this issue has been fixed too.
  • HQ progression exploit fixes
  • In Scorestreak Training, the issue where the HQ accepts the invite of a backing out player is fixed.
  • Fixed map exploits on Pointe du Hoc, USS Texas, London Docks, and Flak Tower
  • Fixed an issue preventing Scorestreak Training from functioning due to Custom Match settings applied prior.
  • The allowing “snaking” exploits have been fixed
  • One way smokey screen issue is fixed
  • Now the second flamethrower with partial fuel issue is fixed. Now you get full fueld even when you have already equipped a flamethrower.
  • Some of the players reported that they are thrown into a ghost lobby when the host tried to change the game mode. The issue is fixed.
  • The issue where the leader was still showing online even when he left in the middle of the match, is fixed.
  • The issue where there was continuous emoting in the firing range is fixed.
  • The issue where the player was not rewarded after completing the Mastery Challenge is fixed.
  • The issue where the Weekly order does not register the Hill Taker win is fixed.
  • The daily order breathing Fire not tracking issue is fixed.
  • Sometimes the zombies in the game prevented the players from earning the supplies that are dropped is fixed.
  • Zombies and MP split screen issues are fixed.
  • Resolution and enhanced console fixes
  • The issue where the stats are updated even before the AAR is displayed is fixed.
  • Fixed the issue when sometimes the leaderboard showed wrong data.
  • Fixed an issue where changing character’s face and equipping Division uniform displays previous character face and kicks the player out of the menu.
  • Fixed an issue where the headquarters death, division and weapon stats were not logged in the Combat Record.
  • Some UI improvements.

Weapon Updates

  • As we told above, there is now more recoil to BAR weapon
  • Some reticle improvements and fixes for Lee Enfield and Kar98K scopes
  • STG-44 Reticle unlock fix for the reflex sight issue

Campaign Updates

  • There was a issue where the user lose all his progression and the unlocked missions while selecting New Game in the main menu.

Training Updates

  • The updates nerfs the Basic Training

Gamebattle Updates

  • There was an issue where the Call of Duty: WWII gamebattles took too long to start.
  • The Hardpoint GameBalttle time limit has been increased from 5 minutes to 10 minutes.
  • Some other GameBattles improvement.
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