Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 1 Trailer Leaked!

Fortnite “ended” more than24 hours ago and while the world is currently staring intently at a black hole, the data miners have been at it and have managed to get their hands on the next trailer for the game.

This trailer officially announces Fortnite Chapter 2, the next direction in the Fortnite Battle Royale mode. As seen from the trailer they’ve made some changes to the game.

You’ve got boats. Yup, boats. You can ride them, get your team on it and have a full-on action movie-style gunfight on them. Or if you’re more of a pacifist, you can go fishing. Survival is stressful and there’s nothing more stress-busting then fishing away from your troubles as you crack open a cold one with the bois/girls.

And with the new chapter comes a new Season. Season 1 will come with a battle pass that has various ways to level up. Including getting kills, collecting material and finding loot.

You’ve got new rewards, a pogo stick so you can hop around the map with your friends and so many more costumes and cosmetics that if you have an impressionable child playing the game, you better hide yo’ cards.

The most interesting new features seem to be the ability to carry downed players on your shoulders in a fireman carry. However, you won’t be able to use any weapons when you’re carrying a teammate.

We’re still waiting on the official announcement to see all the various changes so hopefully, we shouldn’t be waiting too long and will get more information in the next day or two.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gets NVIDIA Ansel Support, Recommended PC Specs Revealed

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, the critically-acclaimed first-person shooter, will feature NVIDIA Ansel and NVIDIA Highlights at launch, along with real-time ray-traced shadows and NVIDIA Adaptive Shading. Activision also announced the official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare PC system requirements for a variety of configurations and use cases.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gets NVIDIA Ansel and Highlights

GeForce Experience is the essential companion to your GeForce graphics card, giving you tools that enhance your gaming experience, and enable new ways to interact with your favorite titles. Two of those tools will be available to GeForce gamers playing Call of Duty: Modern Warfare: Ansel and Highlights.

Ansel is a powerful photo mode that enables you to take amazing in-game photos on PC during the Campaign from unique angles, which you can further customize with filters, tweaks, and other adjustments, before being optionally shared on social media, forums, or the Shot With GeForce website. 

Highlights automatically captures videos of key moments, clutch kills, and match-winning plays, ensuring that your best multiplayer gaming moments are automatically saved, which you can easily share online. 

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Graphics Reach New Heights

As the Official PC Partner for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, NVIDIA worked side by side with Activision and Infinity Ward to take the graphics in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare to never before seen levels. NVIDIA, Infinity Ward and Activision are working together to bring real-time ray tracing, NVIDIA Adaptive Shading, NVIDIA Ansel and Highlights to the game.

Real-time ray tracing is changing the way games are created and dramatically increases the image quality they can achieve. 

NVIDIA Adaptive Shading is a new, advanced shading technique that enables developers to improve performance and achieve a real-time visual fidelity previously impossible in games. By adjusting the rate at which portions of the screen is shaded, the technology reduces the work the GPU has to do, which boosts performance without denigrating image quality. 

System Requirements for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare can be viewed on the Activision blog here.

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HyperX Launches Cloud Alpha S Gaming Headset in India at ₹13,200/-

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the launch of HyperX Cloud AlphaTM S gaming headset in India. The new addition to HyperX’s gaming headset lineup features custom-tuned HyperX virtual 7.1 surround sound1 and bass adjustment sliders for three levels of bass fine-tuning providing listeners with a richer audio gaming experience. The Cloud Alpha S headset will be available in India through e-tail and retail outlets at an MRP of ₹13,200/-.

 

The Cloud Alpha S offers the design and sound quality features found in the HyperX Cloud Alpha including dual chamber technology that separates bass frequencies from the mids and highs for more accurate audio. The custom-tuned HyperX virtual 7.1 surround sound with an advanced audio control mixer feature enables surround sound and the ability to adjust the mix between game and chat audio.

“The Cloud Alpha S marries stunning 7.1 surround sound with the same top-notch aesthetics and comfort as the original HyperX Cloud Alpha,” said HyperX. “With these new enhancements, HyperX is expanding its line of Gaming headsets to meet the needs of a range of gamers at all levels.” 

The Cloud Alpha S features signature HyperX comfort with premium memory foam ear cushions, upgraded breathable leatherette and a durable aluminum frame. The headset also comes equipped with a detachable noise cancellation microphone, braided cable, spare set of fabric ear cushions and travel bag

For more information on HyperX Cloud Alpha S and global availability, please visit the HyperX Cloud Alpha S product page: https://www.hyperxgaming.com/en/headsets/cloud-alpha-s-gaming-headset.

CLOUD ALPHA S SPECIFICATIONS: 

Headphone

• Driver: Custom dynamic, 50mm with neodymium magnets

• Type: Circumaural, Closed back 

• Frequency response: 13Hz – 27kHz 

• Impedance: 65 Ω

• Sound pressure level: 99dBSPL/mW at 1kHz

• T.H.D.: ≤ 1%

• Weight: 310g

• Weight with mic: 321g

• Cable length: 1m

• Connection type: 3.5mm plug (4 pole)

Microphone

• Element: Electret condenser microphone

• Polar pattern: Bi-directional, Noise-cancelling

• Frequency response: 50Hz – 18kHz

• Sensitivity: -38dBV (0dB=1V/Pa at 1kHz)

USB Audio Control Mixer

• Weight: 57g

• Cable length: 2m

1 Virtual 7.1 surround sound effect output as a 2-channel stereo signal to be used with stereo headphones, compatibility for PC.

About HyperX

HyperX was born from Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, and power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, USB flash drives, and mouse pads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand has carved its name atop the leaderboard by consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 7 million headsets worldwide.

Join the global #HyperXFamily at facebook.com/hyperxIndia, and learn how HyperX products can enhance your console experience and boost performance for both you and your PC at hyperxgaming.com. Whatever your skill level, whatever genres you play, we embrace all gaming enthusiasts everywhere with our core belief — We’re All Gamers.

For more information, you can also visit:

• YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/hyperx

• Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hyperxIndia 

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DOOM Eternal Delayed Until March 20, 2020

If you’re waiting to rip and tear some demons on Earth and on Mars you might have to wait a bit more because much to our chagrin, the game has been delayed.

The reason for the delay is because they want more time to polish the game as they feel like the game hasn’t reached a level of polish that they’re happy with it. Besides this, they’ve also announced a couple of things.

DOOM Eternal will launch at a later date for the Nintendo Switch and not alongside the other main consoles and PC. This is probably because the team who will work on the port will need more time with the final product to properly get it to work on the Switch.

DOOM 64 is coming to PC, Xbox One and PS4. It’s finally officially been announced but sadly you’ll have to wait until March 20th to play this as well. It’s currently being given out for free if you pre-order DOOM Eternal.

And finally, the invasion mode that they recently showed off where you could invade the game of other players will be added to the game post-launch as a free update. This is probably another thing they’re trying to polish and also will give players a solid singleplayer experience before they get invaded by people that might slow down the multiplayer experience.

At the end of the day, Id Software did a fantastic job with DOOM 2016 and with the talented team that’s working on the game and from what we’ve seen, I’d happily wait a bit more to get a polished, finished game rather than an unfinished rushed game that may hamper the DOOM experience.

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PlayStation 5 Set to Release in Holiday 2020

After a lot of speculation and rumours, the PlayStation 5 has been officially and is set to release during the Holiday 2020 season.

That’s not all though, they’ve released a lot of information about the new controller that’s going to coming with the new console and about an exclusive or two for the PlayStation 5.

Let’s start off with the Dualshock 5. This time around, they’re switching things up with the internal motor as instead of using rumble technology, they’ll be using haptic feedback to give the players a more immersive feel when it comes to playing the games and the different types of vibrations that this will allow.

Besides this, they’ve also spoken about how the L2 and R2 triggers will be adaptive. This means that developers will be able to program the resistance felt when pressing the triggers to emulate the feel of drawing a bow and such. They’re going for much more immersive experience with the controllers and already have internally tested it and are quite pleased with it.

The controller will also have a bigger battery than the Dualshock 4 which means it will be heavy but not heavier than an Xbox One controller with Batteries. The controllers are also going to have better speakers but there’s no word about a headphone jack as of this moment.

Besides the controller, they’ve talked about a big exclusive that’s currently in development. They haven’t given out a lot of information about it but all we know is that Bluepoint Games, the team behind the Shadow of the Colossus remaster is working on it. Most bets are on it Demon Souls but another popular theory is that it’s going to be a remake of Metal Gear Solid 1.

Now that we have the official name of the Console and the release time frame, we’re excited to see more about Sony’s next-gen console and how they’ll take on the current market that’s slowly moving towards game-streaming.

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KINGSTON LAUNCHES NEXT-GEN A2000 NVME PCIE SSD IN INDIA

Kingston Technology, a world leader in memory products and technology solutions, today announced the launch of its A2000 NVMe™ PCIe SSD in India. The single-sided M.2 drive is Kingston’s next-gen entry-level, consumer NVMe PCIe SSD utilizing 3D NAND. A2000 delivers efficient performance, lower power and lower heat all at a lower price, making it the perfect storage upgrade solution for Ultrabook™ and notebook users. The Kingston A2000 SSD is available in 250GB, 500GB and 1TB2 capacities at MRPs of INR 8,900, INR 15,900 and INR 31,500 respectively. This product is backed by a limited five-year warranty, free technical support and legendary Kingston reliability.

A2000 is an affordable storage solution with impressive read / write speeds up to 2,200 / 2,000MB/s1, respectively, thus delivering 3x the performance of a SATA SSD. It is ideal for entry-level users and DIY system builders who appreciate responsiveness and ultra-fast loading times. A2000 is a self-encrypting drive that supports end-to-end data protection using 256-bit AES Hardware-based encryption that allows the usage of independent software vendors with TCG Opal 2.0 security management solutions including Symantec™, McAfee™, WinMagic® and others. The drive also has built-in eDrive support, a security storage specification for use with BitLocker.

“Kingston is proud to release the next generation of its entry-level NVMe PCIe SSD. With a single-sided slim M.2 design, A2000 works to its full potential when installed in a Ultrabook or other small form factor system making it the perfect drive for those seeking to upgrade their PC,”

said Kingston. “Plus, with the drive being self-encrypted, users can trust that their data is protected and secure when used with the right TCG Opal 2.0 management solution.” For more information visit https://kings.tn/2MzxFAF.

A2000 Features and Specifications:

  • NVMe PCIe performance at a fraction of the cost:A2000 is an affordable solution with impressive read/write speeds up to 2,200/2,000MB/s1.
  • Full-security suite: Protect and secure your data with Kingston’s self-encrypting drive.
  • Optimal systems: Ideal for Ultrabooks and small form factor PC (SFF PC) systems.
  • Multiple capacities: Upgrade your PC with up to 1TB2. • Form Factor: M.2 2280
  • Interface: NVMe™ PCIe Gen 3.0 x 4 Lanes
  • Capacities2: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB
  • NAND: 3D
  • Encrypted: AES 256-bit Hardware-based Encryption
  • Sequential Read/Write1:
  1. 250GB – up to 2,000/1,100MB/s
  2. 500GB – up to 2,200/2,000MB/s
  3. 1TB – up to 2,200/2,000MB/s
  • Random 4K Read/Write1:
  1. 250GB – up to 150,000/180,000 IOPS
  2. 500GB – up to 180,000/200,000 IOPS
  3. 1TB – up to 250,000/220,000 IOPS
  • Total Bytes Written (TBW)3:
  1. 250GB – 150TBW
  2. 500GB – 350TBW
  3. 1TB – 600TBW
  • Power Consumption: .0032W Idle / .08W Avg / 1.7W (MAX) Read / 4.5W (MAX) Write
  • Storage Temperature: -40°C~85°C
  • Operating Temperature: 0°C~70°C
  • Dimensions: 80mm x 22mm x 3.5mm
  • Weight:
  1. 250GB – 6.6g
  2. 500GB – 6.8g
  3. 1TB – 6.6g
  • Vibration Operating: 2.17G Peak (7-800Hz)
  • Vibration Non-operating: 20G Peak (20-1000Hz) • MTBF: 2,000,000
  • Warranty/Support4: Limited 5-year warranty with free technical support

A2000 NVMe PCIe SSD

Part Number: SA2000M8/250G – SA2000M8/500G – SA2000M8/1000G

Capacity: 250GB A2000 SSD –  500GB A2000 SSD – 1TB A2000 SSD

ZOTAC GAMING announces the first-ever World of Warships Bundle for Indian Market

ZOTAC, a global manufacturer of innovation, performance, and technology, has announced the launch of the first-ever India Bundle for World of Warships (WoWS), the hugely popular naval-warfare themed MMO from Wargaming. Launched under the ZOTAC GAMING umbrella, ZOTAC’s gamer-focused movement, the bundle will give Indian players on the World of Warships platform access to incredible value bundles featuring NVIDIA GPUs from the ZOTAC portfolio.

The special India bundle is available with all new purchases of the GT and GTX range of ZOTAC Gaming GPUs on both retail and e-commerce channels. Buyers will need to sign up for a new account on www.warships.in to receive a code that they can then use to unlock a host of exciting WoWS benefits up to INR 2,250. Customers will also have access to ZOTAC’s comprehensive five-year extended warranty once they register the product online.

BUNDLE DETAILS

GPUs Included in Bundle INR Value (Bundle)
GT 730, 1030 Ships: Aurora, Campbeltown

Ship Captains: 2×10 Point

Premium Doubloons: 600

In-game Credits: 10,00,000

Port Slots : 5 Total

Camo: 25x Brilliant Ray

Flags: 25x Economy Flags

WoWS Premium Account: 7 Days

INR 1,000
GTX 1050 Ti, GTX 1650 Ships: Yūbari, König Albert, Campbeltown

Ship Captains: 3×10 Point

Premium Doubloons: 1,500

In-game Credits: 15,00,000

Port Slots : 6 Total

Camo: 40x Brilliant Ray

Flags: 40x Economy Flags

WoWS Premium Account: 30 Days

INR 1,700
GTX 1660, GTX 1660 Ti Ships: Yūbari, König Albert, Marblehead

Ship Captains: 3×10 Point

Premium Doubloons: 2,400

In Game Credits: 25,00,000

Port Slots : 6 Total

Camo: 80x Brilliant Ray

Flags: 80x Economy Flags

WoWS Premium Account: 30 Days

INR 2,250

Speaking about ZOTAC’s commitment to drive value for customers across the spectrum, Deepak Gupta, Country Head – Southeast Asia, ZOTAC Technology, said, “ZOTAC has been the market leader in India for several years now, and I am very excited to be able to offer our fans and customers an exclusive India only bundle for the first time by teaming up with a publisher like Wargaming for World of Warships. The nature of the game allows us to drive extreme value to even our entry-level customers for the first time with GT 730, GT 1030 and GTX 1050Ti cards also a part of this exclusive offer!”

The bundle announcement comes on the back of Wargaming’s India relaunch of WoWS where the company launched India-specific content for the iconic war-based free to play MMO title. In addition to the content launch, the company also announced partnerships with leading players in the Indian gaming industry, including ZOTAC, ACT Fibernet, ANT Esports, and LG.

Addressing the importance of key partnerships to their India market strategy, Rajeev Girdhar, Regional Publishing Director for World of Warships and India Operations Lead, stated, “Our India expansion was always about reaching out to the players and working with the right partners in India. ZOTAC is the perfect fit for us, and we’re very excited to be offering these customized experiences to our Indian audience. We see the exponentially growing appetite for immersive gaming in the country getting even bigger, and that’s great news for new genres. Our belief that this is a substantial market set to explode has led us to build and develop a whole new range of immersive content that augments the already exceptional gameplay World of Warships has to offer.”

In just four years since launch, WoWS has added over 30 million registered players to its platform, drawn to the game by its attention to detail and focus on history, military, and engineering enthusiasts. One of the most successful games in this genre on the planet, WoWS is also the perfect game for entry-level GPUs, like those in the ZOTAC bundle, playable at 1080p on high graphic settings, a fact that is sure to add to the game’s already fervent following.

HyperX Brings Amazing Offers For Gamers On Amazon and Flipkart

HyperX is investing to get super Diwali offers to Indian customers, up to 70% discounts. Amazon and Flipkart deals will be starting from the 29th of September.

Flipkart  
Title Discount Purchase Link (Offer will be active on Deal Days)
HyperX Cloud II Gaming – Red 54% https://www.flipkart.com/hyperx-cloud-ii-gaming-headset-pc-xbox-one-ps4-red/p/itmf3vhgzxbzwwjq?pid=ACCECMBAFRYKTW7Z
HyperX Cloud Stinger Core Gaming headset 62% https://www.flipkart.com/hyperx-cloud-stinger-core-hx-hscsc-bk-wired-headset-mic/p/itmf5zwxezbjgkuq?pid=ACCF5ZWXYST5G7HX
HyperX Cloud Stinger Gaming Headset 52% https://www.flipkart.com/hyperx-cloud-stinger-wired-headset-mic/p/itmf3vgtqw5nzyac?pid=ACCEX4W79A3ZUX3D
HyperX Alloy Elite RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Cherry MX Blue switches 55% https://www.flipkart.com/hyperx-alloy-elite-rgb-mechanical-wired-usb-gaming-keyboard/p/itmf5zxfzv5gjph8?pid=ACCF5ZXFKGJHG7XR

Amazon.in  
Title Discount Purchase Link
HyperX Cloud Alpha Gaming Headset 60% https://www.amazon.in/dp/B074W1M6XS
HyperX Cloud Earbuds Gaming Headphones 70% https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07GW283KL
HyperX Cloud Revolver S Gaming Headset 61% https://www.amazon.in/dp/B06XCSVH7W
HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard – Cherry MX Red switches 58% https://www.amazon.in/dp/B01NCX88FQ
HyperX Alloy FPS RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard 46% https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07G2PY7KH
HyperX Alloy Core RGB Membrane Gaming Keyboard 52% https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07HRNKTCM
HyperX Pulsefire Surge Gaming Mouse 60% https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07B9TVQ82
HyperX Pulsefire FPS Pro Gaming Mouse 53% https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07FLP9391
HyperX Pulsefire Core RGB Gaming Mouse 53% https://www.amazon.in/dp/B07H3GFJJ2

GeForce Cup Esports Competition to Kick Off in Asia’s Largest iCafe Network

GeForce Cup, the pinnacle of NVIDIA-owned esports competitions, will kick off next month in GeForce®-certified iCafes across the Asia-Pacific region.

NVIDIA launched the first GeForce-certified iCafe in 2015 to deliver the ultimate GeForce gaming experience to iCafe customers. Since 2018, the number of GeForce-certified iCafes in operation has doubled to 1,000, with recently opened iCafes spread across Australia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, South Korea and Vietnam.

RTX. IT’S ON.

Following the launch of the GeForce RTX 20-series GPUs, Platinum-certified iCafes are converting to GeForce. Powered by the new NVIDIA® Turing™ GPU architecture and the revolutionary NVIDIA RTX™ platform, RTX graphics cards bring together real-time ray tracing, artificial intelligence and programmable shading – enabling a whole new gaming experience. Numerous GeForce-certified iCafes in Australia, Korea, Taiwan and Vietnam have already added the latest GeForce RTX GPUs to their armory.

GeForce Cup Pacific Starts in October

GeForce Cup Pacific by NVIDIA and Colorful will kick off in October and feature Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) battles in Australia, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam. As the successor to the highly popular GeForce Xtreme Tournament (GEXT), GeForce Cup Pacific is expected to draw thousands of gamers from the region, with winners taking home more than US$20,000 in prizes from the regional finals in January, 2020.

“The stunning growth of the number of GeForce-certified iCafes is a reflection of the vibrancy of the gaming community and the ultimate PC experience that gamers enjoy with NVIDIA GeForce GPUs in Asia,” said Raymond Teh, vice president of sales and marketing for APAC at NVIDIA. “GeForce Cup Pacific will take regional gamers to another level. The tournament will be streamed live to allow gamers and esports enthusiasts around the world to follow the development online.”

“The cooperation with Colorful and NVIDIA in 2018 was a great success and Colorful is thrilled to join GeForce Cup again in 2019.  We dedicate to build a great platform for esports qualifiers, to help them become professional esports players and win pride and honor. On behalf of Colorful Group, I give my best wishes to GeForce Cup to achieve success again in 2019!” said Mr. Wan Shan, CEO of Colorful Technology.

Xbox Game Pass for PC Adds Saints Row 4, DiRT Rally 2.0 and more

Xbox continues to add more games to the Xbox Game Pass for PC and this time they’re bringing some amazing titles so let’s take a look at the games they’ve added this time.

Saint’s Row IV: Re-ElectedSaints Row IV

A special bundle that includes the award-winning blockbuster Saints Row IV and all DLC. After saving the world from a terrorist attack the leader of the 3rd Street Saints is elected to become President of the United States. Things go reasonably well until an alien warlord named Zinyak attacks the White House and abducts his entire cabinet. Now stuck inside a reality bending simulation, the President and the Saints fight to save themselves, Earth, and the entire galaxy.

DiRT Rally 2.0

Carve your way through a selection of iconic rally locations from across the globe, in the most powerful off-road vehicles ever made, knowing that the smallest mistake could end your stage. Rely on your instincts with the most immersive and focused off-road experience yet, and power your rally car through real-life off-road environments in New Zealand, Argentina, Spain, Poland, Australia and the USA, with only your co-driver and instincts to guide you.

Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines is a modern take on the classic city simulation. Realize the thrill and hardships of creating and maintaining a city while expanding on some well-established tropes of the city building experience. The game boasts a fully realized transport system. You’re only limited by your imagination, so take control and reach for the sky(lines).

Bad NorthBad North

Bad North is a charming but brutal real-time tactics roguelite. Defend your idyllic island kingdom against a horde of Viking invaders as you lead the desperate exodus of your people. Command your loyal subjects to take full tactical advantage of the unique shape of each island. Everything is at stake: fail, and watch the blood of your subjects stain the ground red.

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