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NVIDIA Explains Why High FPS Matter for Competitive Gaming

NVIDIA presents the second detailed study  in our ongoing efforts to understand how graphics performance affects competitive gaming and esports in a new study titled “Why Does High FPS Matter for Competitive Gaming?” In the first study, titled “Unlock Your Full Potential – How Higher Frame Rates Can Give You An Edge In Battle Royale Games” NVIDIA product manager Gerardo Delgado outlined how having the right hardware, a fast GPU and a high refresh rate G-SYNC monitor can help you reach your full potential on the battlefield by enabling faster reaction times. When playing competitive games like Fortnite, CS:GO, or PUBG, players often measure their skills based on their Kill/Death ratio (K/D ratio). A higher K/D ratio means that the player wins their battles a higher percentage of the t...

SAHIL ‘MICRO’ VIRADIA RETAINS HIS CROWN AT RED BULL R1V1R RUNES NATIONAL FINALS

Capping off two months of intense, pan-India esports action, Sahil ‘Micro’ Viradia has come out on top as India’s best Dota 2 player, retaining his crown at the Red Bull R1V1R Runes 2019 National Finals. Viradia, representing Global Esports, defeated Rohan ‘Devoid’ Prattipati 3-1 in a tense battle at Hyderabad International Convention Centre on Saturday to become champion for the second year running. The victory earns Viradia an all-expenses paid trip for a unique, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to meet members of OG, the current, two-time winners of The International, which is the world’s most prestigious esports competition. “It has been a swift journey for me, since I have the practice. I think my performance speaks for itself. I look forward to meeting team OG soon,” said an ecstatic S...

NEW OPERATOR LEADS AN EXCITING NOVEMBER FOR TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE IN INDIA

Today, Ubisoft revealed full details across a range of exciting initiatives in India that will further expand and support Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege as it moves into Operation Shifting Tides – the fourth, and last season, of Year 4. The announcement of Operation Shifting Tides earlier this month introduced Kali, the first operator from India to feature in Rainbow Six® Siege. To mark this occasion, on November 21st Ubisoft will launch a new standard edition of the game on digital PC for India specially priced at 499 INR. Then on November 22nd and 23rd activity around Rainbow Six® Siege in India will culminate at the Indiajoy exposition in Hyderabad, with the finals of the first ever Rainbow Six® Siege India series tournament co-organised by Ubisoft and ESL India. Operation Shifti...

5 Things we loved about ROG Phone II

ROG Phone II is the next step in the evolution of mobile gaming. It gives you the power to win, with the world’s fastest 1 Qualcomm ® Snapdragon ™ 855 Plus, 12GB RAM, a monster 6000mAh battery and the unrivaled GameCool II vapor-chamber cooling system for non-stop, full-speed performance. Here are some of the killer features we loved about the ROG phone 2 by ASUS.  1 Display– The 6.59 inches big display,and 120Hz  AMOLED panel along with HD+ resolution, high contrast, vibrant colours and wide viewing angles makes  this phone a boon for the gaming lovers. The screen colours and options such as, Natural, optical, cinematic, customized and standard, to choose from, makes it a user friendly and personalizes the experience. 2) Battery and performance-  6000 mAh battery life , which ...

SIMULACRA IS A FOUND-PHONE FMV HORROR GAME COMING TO PS4, XBOX ONE & SWITCH THIS DECEMBER

Wales Interactive have announced they are collaborating with Malaysian game developer, Kaigan Games, to bring their found-phone horror game SIMULACRA to PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch on 3rd December 2019.  Watch the announcement trailer: SIMULACRA is the spiritual successor to the viral found-phone horror game Sara Is Missing. The follow up title has since received a 96% overwhelmingly positive review status on Steam and has now received full controller support for console and touchscreen support for Nintendo Switch.  View the press kit  You found the lost phone of a woman named Anna. In it, you see a desperate cry for help in the form of a video message. The phone behaves strangely as you dive deeper into it. You talk to her friends and they have no idea where she is. Her texts, email...

HTC Vive Announces India Launch Date, Price of VIVE Cosmos

HTC VIVE® today announced the India pricing and availability of the new VIVE COSMOS, its latest premium PC-based virtual reality (VR) system. Created with a new level of accessibility and ease of use, Vive Cosmos is designed to grow with users over time through a modular faceplate design that can change the functionality of the headset. Priced at INR 89,990/- Vive Cosmos, is available for purchase on the HTC Vive e-store and Amazon from October 25, 2019. The new COSMOS comes with a free, one-year VIVEPORT Infinity membership, worth INR 7,188/- with the code included in the box*. The system has also made the shooting game, AEON, available to consumers free of cost. Raymond Pao, Senior VP of Product and Strategy, HTC Vive said, ““India is a growing market for virtual reality offerings, and w...

Step Inside – WWE 2K20 Now Available

2K today announced that WWE® 2K20, the newest addition to the flagship WWE video game franchise, is now available worldwide for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X, as well as Windows PC. Highlighting fan-favorite Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers, WWE 2K20 offers engaging gameplay across a wide variety of match types, giving players the chance to live their ultimate WWE dreams. WWE 2K20 features include the female-fronted 2K Showcase: The Women’s Evolution; the ability to compete as both male and female Superstars in MyCAREER and mixed tag matches; new 2K Towers: Roman’s Reign that highlights Reigns’ epic career; as well as WWE 2K20 Originals, which offer substantially more content than previous post-launch addition...

War Selection – Free pseudo-historical stategy game now on Steam

War Selection – pseudo-historical stategy game with construction of base, resources gathering and military clashes. Up to 62 players in one match fight in a random map. Each player starts from the Stone Age. During the match you choose your culture, and then a certain country. This represents the entire historical diversity of the human civilization. Each chosen path brings ir’s unique game experience. Game mechanics and opportunities change depending on your choice. After passing 8 historical eras you reach the Modern time. More than 100 buildings и more than 200 types of units are available. There are 2 types of troops available: land and naval. Different game modes wait for a player: Confronting hordes; Team match; Free-for-all match; Armageddon; Team Armageddon. Countries h...

PUBG ‘BE THE LAST ONE STANDING’ bundle has been extended!

Buy any INNO3D GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, 1660 or 1650 Graphics Card and get an exclusive GeForce PUBG in-game code. https://bit.ly/2mLOCNS Bundle item: Exclusive NVIDIA tracksuit, includes the following: o Exclusive NVIDIA jersey jacket o Exclusive NVIDIA pants Period: 5 July 2019 to 31 January 2020; while supplies last Code expiry (Redemption end date): 31st October 2019 29 February 2020 (its leap year next year!) Terms and conditions apply. Read more: http://www.inno3d.com/redemption_detail.php?refid=77

Autonauts – A Delightfully Quirky Automation and Colonisation Sim

Travel the universe colonising uninhabited planets with the sole goal of setting worlds in motion through the power of automation. Fresh from your spaceship you must harvest stick and stone and begin your colonisation efforts. Create rudimentary crafting items from blueprints and slowly build a number of workerbots to aid in your efforts. Teach and shape their artificial intelligence with a visual programming language, then instruct them to begin the formation of your colony. Marvel as a planet you’ve shaped becomes home to a civilisation of workerbots, happy to do your bidding! Expand further with the creation of colonists; beings that require your assistance to survive. Push your workerbots further by introducing fishing, cooking, housing, and tailoring and help the colonists into a stat...

A Knight’s Quest launches October 10 for PS4, Switch, and PC, October 11 for Xbox One

A Knight’s Quest will launch for PlayStation 4, Switch, and PC via the Epic Games Store on October 10, and for Xbox One on October 11 for $24.99 / £19.99 / €24.99, publisher Curve Digital and developer Sky9 Games announced. Here is an overview of the game, via the Epic Games Store: About A gorgeous action adventure on an epic scale. Play as Rusty—a kind-hearted, but clumsy adventurer who accidentally starts a chain of events which will destroy his world. Solve mind-bending puzzles, fight challenging enemies, defeat huge bosses and platform your way through a fantastic open world in this lavish take on classic action adventure games. Rusty begins his adventure with just a trusty sword and basic shield, but he’ll soon unlock “Spirit Powers”—spectacular abilities which have the power to trans...

Kill La Kill IF Review, DLC Update & More !!

Kill La Kill IF – The Game is a wondrously rendered 3D cell-shaded fighter from the stable of ARC System Works, they just can’t stop the goodness. Working together with A+ Games, they’ve come up with a fresh 3D arena fighter all the while paying homage to the original creators of the anime series. What’s more, there are new fighters on their way through free DLC! So strap yourself in, sit back and relax and let me know in the comments section what you think of it and if you are planning on picking this one up! #KillLaKill #KillLaKillIF #KillLaKillTheGame Kindly note that a review code was provided by Arc System Works, publisher of Kill La Kill IF – The Game for the Nintendo Switch. More Nintendo Switch game reviews coming soon, stay tuned! https://www.nintendo...


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