DOTA 2 got its major update with Reborn which is powered by the Source 2 Engine. New interface, new ways to communicate, new ways to play with Custom Games, are among the major changes of the game. Several graphical settings were also added like Normal Maps and High Quality Dashboard. The engine has its version of physics and cloth systems and supports OpenGL natively. It also capable of, according to Valve, driving modern machines to their limits and can take advantage of available CPU Cores, 64-Bit Operating Systems and memory, while still playable on older hardware. Our first DOTA 2 benchmarks showed that DOTA 2 is playable even on lower hardware. Now we test DOTA 2 Reborn and see how it performs on different kind of systems.
Tesoro Technology, a leading designer and manufacturer of high-tech gaming peripherals, announced the launch of the GRAM Spectrum mechanical keyboard. Engineered to offer gamers an elite weapon in gameplay, the Gram Spectrum utilizes cutting-edge Tesoro AGILE mechanical switches. The low-profile switches offer short travel distance yet retain the tactile feel of mechanical keyboards delivering an unmatched user experience with optimized keystrokes, fast response and accurate actuation.
ESL One Manila 2016 is coming but tickets are almost sold out; but don’t worry, for those who will not be able to watch the event live, we got the ESL One Manila 2016 live stream links for you to watch this major event in eSport.
Watch ESL One Manila 2016 Live Stream on the following links
- ESL TV
- ESL One
- Twitch – ESL DOTA 2
Watch ESL One Manila 2016 Live Stream during these times
- April 23-24, 10am – 10pm PHL Time, 2am – 2pm UTC/GMT
- April 24, 9pm – 11pm PHL Time, 1pm – 3pm UTC/GMT
Gaming desktop features an Intel Core i7 processor with full-core Turbo Gear overclocking to 4.6GHz and dynamic 8-million-color LED effects across the chassis
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced GT51CA, a powerful gaming desktop powered by a 6th-generation Intel Core i7 processor, with Turbo Gear for one-click full-core CPU overclocking to 4.6GHz without having to reboot. In addition, ROG GT51CA supports up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan X graphics with 2-Way SLI for smooth, stutter-free 4K UHD gaming at over 60 frames per second. It also features up to two 512GB NVMe PCIe RAID 0 SSDs for data access speeds of up to 3.2Gbps — up to six times (6X) faster than SATA SSDs. ROG GT51CA’s DDR4 2133MHz memory has been even overclocked to 2800MHz for faster boot-up and game load times.
MORPHEUS II CORE EDITION, whole heatsink black coated, a superior high-end VGA cooler, designed to meet cooling capacity up to 360 Watts of TDP. Morpheus II core edition comes with 12 copper heat-pipes, 129 fins, mirror copper base, and the option to install 2×120mm fans; those outstanding combination and design provide best acceleration of heat dissipation process to assure your VGA board running under optimal temperature. Additionally, Morpheus comes with 26 RAM heat-sinks & 1 big VRM heat-sink. Moreover, Morpheus II core edition is multi-compatible with most modern nVIDIA & AMD (Hawaii & Curacao) GPU’s.
ASUS announced support for the upcoming Intel Core i7 X-Series processors and Intel Xeon processors, with UEFI BIOS updates available immediately for ASUS X99 Signature, TUF, and ROG Series motherboards.
Easy BIOS updates with ASUS USB BIOS Flashback and EZ Flash 2
ASUS X99 Series motherboards include the renowned ASUS USB BIOS Flashback feature, which enables users to apply UEFI BIOS updates with ease. This tool downloads the latest BIOS to a USB flash drive, enabling users to update the ASUS UEFI BIOS quickly and easily. The motherboard does not even need to have a CPU or DRAM modules in place; simply connect the power supply, plug in a FAT32 formatted USB drive, press the USB BIOS Flashback or ROG Connect button and then sit back and wait until the flash process is complete.
Alternatively, users can apply the necessary UEFI BIOS update with the easy-to-use EZ Flash 2 utility — which is built into the UEFI BIOS — using a USB flash disk.
Users keen to take advantage of the power of Intel Core i7 X-Series processors and Intel Xeon processors can visit the ASUS website (http://www.asus.com) and download the relevant UEFI BIOS version today.
Compatible X99 Series motherboards
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Thrustmaster has teamed up with Bethesda and id Software to bring you a brand-new DOOM inspired headset, the Y-350X. In addition, Thrustmaster will be adding to its product range a special DOOM edition of the best-selling Y-300CPX headset. Officially licensed for both Xbox One and Windows, the Y-350X has met the challenge of harnessing the advantages of spatialized 7.1 virtual sound with no compromises in terms of power, thanks to the Y Power Pack – and ensures pinpoint precision, with the Y Sound Commander.
Developed by id Software, the studio that pioneered the first-person shooter genre and created multiplayer Deathmatch, DOOM returns as a brutally fun and challenging modern-day shooter experience. Relentless demons, impossibly destructive guns, and fast, fluid movement provide the foundation for intense, first-person combat – whether you’re obliterating demon hordes through the depths of Hell in the single-player campaign, or competing against your friends in numerous multiplayer modes. Expand your gameplay experience using DOOM SnapMap game editor to easily create, play, and share your content with the world.
DOOM will launch worldwide on 13 May on PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The Y-350X (SRP $149.99 – taxes included) and the special DOOM edition of the best-selling Y-300CPX headset (SRP $59.99 – taxes included) – a universal model, for all platforms – will both also launch on 13 May.
Sources: Thrustmaster press release, Y-350X Product page
RIG 4VR expands the Plantronics gaming line-up as the company’s first headset developed specifically for VR
Sound is a key element of the virtual reality experience, and today Plantronics, a pioneer in audio and wearable technology, is announcing RIG 4VR, a gaming headset designed for use with the PlayStation VR. As the creators of leading consumer and tournament headsets, Plantronics knows the value immersive audio brings to gaming, and nowhere is this truer than in virtual reality. RIG 4VR is a complete audio solution developed for PlayStation 4, with interchangeable cables for use with PlayStation VR and DualShock 4 wireless controllers, and will be available worldwide alongside the launch of the PlayStation VR in October 2016.
HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX Cloud Revolver, the newest addition to the Cloud headset family. It will ship May 9 and is available for preorder April 1 from Amazon, Best Buy and Newegg. HyperX Cloud Revolver proudly carries the Cloud name and reputation for great sound, comfort and durability.
It features a studio grade sound stage with 50mm directional drivers to deliver wider depth and width for improved audio precision in first-person shooter and open environment games. The tuning of the driver, mechanical design of the front acoustical chamber, larger ear cups and exhaust vents allow users to hear an opponent more clearly from further away and gain the ultimate competitive advantage. Music lovers will appreciate the concert hall-like experience when listening to their favorite tunes.
WORLD’S MOST EXTREME GAMING MOTHERBOARD NOW AVAILABLE
MSI is proud to announce the world’s most extreme GAMING motherboard, the X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON, is now available in stores. Besides being the pinnacle of GAMING in terms of performance and features, the new X99A GODLIKE GAMING CARBON also raises the bar higher in motherboard aesthetics. The CARBON motherboards full black color scheme featuring the improved Mystic Light RGB LEDs controlled through your smartphone, it combines flashiness with sophistication that is sure to make your pc stand out. Besides its strength and futuristic looks, carbon-fiber is also very light to represent the ultimate performance the new GODLIKE CARBON motherboard delivers. Last but not least, the new X99A GODLIKE GAMING motherboard is ready for next-generation Intel ‘Broadwell-E(P)’ processors.
Corsair announced the new M65 PRO RGB gaming mouse. Equipped with an advanced 12,000 dpi optical sensor, surface calibration tuning utility and high-precision switches, the M65 PRO RGB builds on the original Corsair M65’s legacy while adding the latest in mouse sensor and customisation technology.
Corsair’s new M65 PRO RGB is a competition-grade FPS gaming mouse with the technology you need to win, the flexibility to make it your own, and the build quality to last. The high-accuracy 12,000 dpi optical sensor provides pixel-precise tracking and the advanced surface calibration support offers supreme responsiveness for your playing surface. An aircraft-grade aluminum chassis provides low weight and high durability, and with the dedicated sniper button, take advantage of on-the-fly dpi switching to instantly match mouse speed to gameplay demands for extreme accuracy.