Review: Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop

Dell recently breathed new life into its portable gaming line-up with the introduction of the G series laptops. Available as the G3 and the G7 variants, these are aimed at providing cost-conscious gamers with the best performance at an affordable price. Today we get to play around with the Dell G3 15 gaming laptop, specifically the i7 variant. Let’s see how it fares, shall we?

Tech Specs

CPU Intel Core i7 8750H
RAM 8GB DDR4 2666 MHz
GPU GTX 1050 Ti 4GB
Storage 128GB SSD + 1TB HDD
Display 15.6 inch Full HD IPS (1920 x 1080)
Ports USB 3.1, USB 2.0, HDMI, LAN, SD Card Reader, 3.5 mm Audio jack

Our review unit of the Dell G3 15 packs in the latest Intel Core-i7 8570H processor coupled with NVIDIA’s GTX 1050Ti and 8 gigs of DDR4 RAM. For your storage needs, there’s a primary 128 GB SSD to boot up and a 1 TB HDD for storing all the games. For the display, there’s a not-so-bright IPS panel with full HD (1920 x 1080) resolution, but more on that later.

Dell G3 15 Gaming Laptop Overview

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Design and Features

When it comes to looks, the Dell G3 15 is keeps things blue and simple. Being a budget laptop, it doesn’t have that premium feel or build quality that you’d expect from a higher end device, but it does come as a refreshing view to the eyes, going for blue highlights instead of the black and red scheme that we get to see in a lot of gaming laptops. The body mostly dons a grey finish, with a shiny blue Dell logo on the lid and slanting pinstripes under. The lid is held in place by a central hinge, and while it does flex slightly, it’s not a big issue.

It has the standard array of connectivity options, with the left side offering two USB 3.1 ports, one HDMI port, one 3.5 mm audio jack, one Ethernet port and the charging port. On the right side, you can find a USB 2.0 port along with an SD Card reader. It feels a little lacking, with no USB Type-C, and I feel there should have been at least one more USB Type-A port as well.

Opening up the laptop, you see the full size keyboard with a blue backlight, along with a trackpad that features a light blue border. The keys are rather comfortable for both work and play, being big enough and well-spaced. The WASD keys have been highlighted to cater to the gaming crowd and the blue backlight looks quite stylish, not to mention refreshing under low light. The trackpad is pretty standard as well, comfortable enough to work on without causing much trouble, as for most of their gaming requirements you’d prefer to use an external mouse anyway.

Performance and Benchmarks

As the Dell G3 is aimed at the budget laptop market, we don’t expect it to be able to run every game at the highest settings. But the Core i7 and the 1050Ti combo is good enough to take care of most of your gaming needs. Take a look at the benchmarks and see for yourself.

As you can see, the laptop is powerful enough to run games like The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt and PUBG at playable framerates at high settings. Even GTA V ran quite smoothly, almost touching 60 FPS on Very High settings. In addition to these games, we also played Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 open beta and were able to obtain a stable framerate of around 60-65 FPS with balancing our settings between Medium and Low. The CPU performs quite well too, obtaining a score of 1123 and 172 in the Cinebench R15 single core and multicore tests respectively.

The one disappointing thing about the laptop, is the display. While it’s a huge improvement over the older Inspiron 7567, it does feel a little dull. The brightness isn’t the best, and even at the max level it seems low for brightly lit areas. Being an IPS display, the color quality is still quite good and does a decent job of bringing your games to life. Heating-wise the laptop fares quite well, though the fans are a little on the louder side. The max temperature we observed was 76 C during our benchmarks, and while the keys warm up a little, it doesn’t cause any discomfort to the user.

Battery life on the Dell G3 15 is nothing short of impressive. The laptop lasted well over 6 hours of normal usage (including multimedia and web browsing) on full battery, making it great for carrying to work too. Gaming laptops in general aren’t known for long lasting battery life, but the Dell devices have never disappointed on that front.

The Verdict

At the price point of INR 82,090/- (Official website), the Dell G3 15 gaming laptop is a great choice for gamers who want the most out of their device. It might not be the best looking laptop you’ll find, but it gets the job done and doesn’t put a dent in the pocket either. Plus, with the grey and blue color scheme instead of the black and red, it stands out the crowd too.

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Life is Strange 2 Launch Trailer, Screenshots

Square Enix has released the launch trailer for Life is Strange 2 a week ahead of the release of its first episode, titled “Roads.”

Here is an overview of the game, via Square Enix:

Life is Strange 2 tells the new story of Sean and Daniel Diaz, two brothers from suburban Seattle.

After a tragic event forces the brothers on the run from the police, their relationship is tested by the dangers they face in a life on the road, and the manifestation of a supernatural power they don’t understand and can’t fully control.

The 5-episode season will follow Sean and Daniel over the course of a year as they make their way from Seattle to Mexico. Their journey is long and the brothers are woefully unprepared, as they have to set off with very little money and only the items Sean happens to have on him at the time.

They can steal to survive or take the high road and go without essential supplies for the trip. Either way, what are Sean’s actions teaching Daniel? Now totally responsible for his much younger brother, Sean begins to realize that his decisions will impact their lives forever…

The first episode of Life is Strange 2 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on September 27. Life is Strange 2 will consist of five episodes.

Watch the trailer below.

 

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THQ Nordic Acquires Alone In The Dark and Act of War

THQ Nordic Acquires the Rights to Alone in the Dark and Act of War IPs

THQ Nordic today announced that the acquisition of the intellectual properties Alone in the Dark and Act of War has been finalized with Atari Europe, based in Paris, France.

The acquisition itself is being handled by THQ Nordic AB, based in Karlstad, Sweden, and daily operations (sales and distribution, evaluation of sequels & new content etc.) will be done via THQ Nordic GmbH in Vienna, Austria.

About Alone in the Dark

Alone in the Dark is a survival horror video game series. Early instalments of the series were based on the writings of H. P. Lovecraft, whereas later entries in the series drew inspiration from other sources including voodoo, the Wild West, and the works of H. R. Giger.

 

About Act of War

Act of War is a real-time strategy game developed by Eugen Systems that featured a fine-grained story, fabricated by NYT bestselling author Dale Brown.

 

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Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII Zombies ‘IX’ Music Video Trailer, Post-Launch Plans Announced

Activision has released a new music video trailer for the “IX” campaign of Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII‘s “Zombies” mode, as well as announced post-launch plans for the game itself.

The music video features the song “Mad Hatter,” written by multi-platinum recording artists Avenged Sevenfold. The song is the fourth consecutive Black Ops collaboration with the band.

In the weeks following the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII, PlayStation 4 owners will have first access to new content, including new specialists, maps, and seasonal events. Activision and Treyarch are planning an active calendar of events and variety of free content across all three modes, all due out first on PlayStation 4.

Here is a preview of what is planned:

  • Nuketown: This fan-favorite map returns in November in an all-new take.
  • Specialists: The first of several new characters will debut in December.
  • Blackout: Launch day is only the start; Blackout will continue to evolve after launch with regular map updates, expansions and new Blackout modes.
  • Events: Seasonal, weekly, and time-limited events bringing new game modes and content to players.

Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII is due out for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on October 12.

Watch the trailer below.

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Survival Game Stranded Deep Coming to PS4, Xbox One On October

Scavenge, Discover, Survive In Stranded Deep

Survial game Stranded Deep, which is currently available for PC via Steam Early Access, is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 9, publisher Telltale Publishing and deveoper Beam Team Games announced.

Here is an overview of the Steam Early Access version:

About

Take the role of a plane crash survivor stranded somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. Experience terrifying encounters both above and below an endless environment. Come face to face with some of the most life threatening scenarios that will result in a different experience each time you play.

Scavenge. Discover. Survive.

Current Features

  • Generate an Infinite Number of Procedural Worlds – Explore Pacific islands, reefs, and bottomless ocean trenches filled with detailed biomes!
  • No two worlds are the same – You can generate a completely new and randomized world at any time. You can also mix your own maps created with the map editor in with the procedurally created maps in the world for a more customized experience. If you feel like sharing, you can even share your world seed with other players.  Please note, currently the generated world size is limited to 6.25km2 but the final world size will be much larger.
  • Dynamic Weather and Day-Night Cycle – Struggle to navigate stormy seas or enjoy basking with a coconut on a sunny afternoon.
  • Unique Physically-based Crafting System – Harvest resources to create equipment by combining them together in the physical world – no crafting slots!
  • Unique Physically-based Building System – Settle on an island and construct a shelter or venture the seas with your own built raft.
  • Detailed Survival Aspects and Interaction – Manage your vitals of hunger, thirst, blood, and health against the harshness of mother nature.
  • Random Loot and Collectables – Search sunken shipwrecks and islands for interesting and rare equipment.
  • Hunting and fishing – Spear small animals in the shallows or risk the depths with a spear gun in search of larger meals. Starve an island of resources or maintain and manage its growth.

Development Roadmap

The things we want and things we know you want!

  • Dealing with bugs -A lot of effort has been put into making sure your Stranded Deep experience is as bug free as possible, however the game is in an Early Access stage of development, so there will be bugs. We will be doing our best to squish them.
  • Performance – Optimizing performance is an important ongoing process that will continue through the Early Access period.
  • Island and Terrain Variety – Creating more unique biomes and biome parameters for different procedural generations.
  • More Wildlife – Incorporating more fish and shark species and more interesting island wildlife like birds, snakes and lizards.
  • An End-game Scenario – Making it possible to complete a series of optional tasks and progress through the world in an attempt to be rescued.
  • Co-operative Gameplay – Where you can band together as a team of misfits and ration your supplies or eliminate each other one by one.
  • Improved User Interface – All of the in-game UI is temporary and will be replaced with a more fitting theme.
  • Occulus Rift Support
  • Controller Support
  • Much more!

Watch the console announcement trailer below.

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Spider-Man PS4 Sold 3.3 Million Units In Three Days, Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Exclusive

Marvel’s Spider-Man for PlayStation 4 sold 3.3 million units worldwide in its first three days of release (from September 7 to 9), and has topped the record previously set by God of War, which sold 3.1 million copies in 3 days, earlier this year as the fastest-selling PlayStation 4 exclusive title, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced.

One million copies of the game were pre-ordered, which is another record for Sony.

The 3.3 million figure does not factor in sales of Sony’s limited edition PlayStation 4 Pro bundle that includes an “Amazing Red” console and DualShock 4 controller in addition to a copy of the game for $399.99.

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Top 5 Mobile Games | You Didn’t Know About

There are a surprisingly good number of awesome mobile games available on both the iOS and Android platforms. However, it’s not always easy to dig through the clutter and discover these gems. Well, we’re here to help. Here are the top 5 mobile games you probably did not know about, and should definitely play.

1. Donut County

Score : 8/10 |  Platform – iOS/ Android & PS4

is a story-based physics puzzle game where you play as an ever-growing hole in the ground. Meet cute characters, steal their trash, and throw them in a hole.

2. Barbearian

Score – 8.5/10 | Platform – iOS/ Android

Barbearian is a fast-paced hack’n’slash with massive battles in a colorful, hand-drawn world. Fight for your life, discover the secrets of the Arbitrators and find your way back home!

3. Evergarden

Lose yourself in an endlessly satisfying puzzle game set in the midst of a mysterious forest world. Transform your garden by combining plants into strange new forms, and unearth deeply hidden secrets as you become engrossed in the game’s calming rhythm. Wander into the forest and help bring it back to life with the help of Fen, your creature guide. Evergarden may feel familiar at first, but you will discover it is like no game you have played before.

Score – 9/10 | Platform – iOS

4. Fracter

Join a veiled young hero exploring a world in shadows. Discover secrets hidden in the dark and outsmart ominous creatures as you traverse a mysterious labyrinth of glowing black architecture.

Immerse yourself in a highly sensory experience, and set off on a perilous quest to restore light to a darkened world.

Score – 9/10 | Platform – iOS/Android

5. Wonder Blade

” I can’t hardly believe I’m playing a game that’s so polished, so full of personality and clever ideas, and wrapped up in fantastic visuals and animations. This game released out of nowhere and brought with it a level of polish and gameplay refinement that is rarely seen in mobile games nowadays. ”
– TouchArcade Game of the Week

Score – 8/10 | Platform – iOS

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Nokia Working On a Gaming Smartphone?

Mobile Gaming has seen worldwide growth thanks to games like PUBG Mobile and Fortnite in recent times which might have probably given it a huge boost. With many popular brands releasing their own Gaming line of Smartphones, in comes a long forgotten legend.

Nokia was one of the biggest mobile phone brands back in the day before smartphones became the norm but slowly succumbed due to the popularity of Android and iOS. But, they might be bringing it back with their recent Android smartphone lines. One of their upcoming phones has been teased to be a gaming smartphone in a now-deleted tweet, as reported by GSMArena.

Using the term “#GameOn” is a very obvious reason why one would come to such a conclusion but the fact that they removed the tweet along with the 10-second teaser means that it was not meant to be teased today (18th Sept). This phone could be the previously rumored Nokia 9 or Nokia 7.1 Plus. What the specs and design of this mystery phone are not known at the moment besides the fact that it might 3 cameras since the teaser had the outline of a phone with 3 lights behind it.

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Battlefield V Will Have Indian Servers

Being an online gamer in India has it’s up and downs, mainly downs but that’s mainly because of the lack of servers for games. Very few games have Indian servers which lead to high pings and what one could describe as a bad online experience.

Battlefield has been one of those games that have a pretty big fanbase in the Indian market and for years, fans of the series have requested and asked for Indian servers on the Battlefield forums and basically in any place where they think they’ll be heard. Well, it finally seems that DICE has heard their prayers as they plan on adding servers to regions that have a smaller player base than the US which includes having a server or maybe more in India. All this comes from LevelCapGaming’s youtube video where he talks about the upcoming changes to Battlefield V after the Beta. The specific part about Indian servers comes in at the 8:07 timestamp.

We hope that this is true because the Indian gaming market is rapidly growing and so is the eSports scene. Gamers here want the best experience possible and this is how they get a fluid online experience. Hopefully, this can further lead to other companies adding their servers to India as well so that we don’t have to connect to servers where the ping ranges from 100-300.

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How to Download and Play PUBG Mobile on PC

PUBG Mobile is playable on almost all smartphones but you might prefer a keyboard and mouse or you might just not want to play it on your mobile. That’s where the Tencent Gaming Buddy emulator comes in, making PUBG mobile playable on PC with the keyboard and mouse. This guide will help you download and install Tencent Gaming Buddy so that you can play PUBG Mobile on PC.

Step 1: Download Tencent Gaming Buddy

Click here to go to the website and click on the big yellow download button to start the download of the emulator. It should start the download of a file which is 8.7MB in size.

Step 2: Installing Tencent Gaming Buddy

Open the file you just downloaded and click install if you want to install it to your default C Drive. If you want to install it in another drive, click customize and choose your drive there and hit the install button. If you are unsure about this just click the Install button. The emulator will now start installing.

Click the Start button and the emulator will launch. You must now wait for the game to download. After it downloads you will see that the game will automatically start installing.

Once it is installed, choose your graphics settings based on the system on which you are playing the game. Once that is done, your game will launch and you can start playing PUBG Mobile on your PC!

If your language is not set to English, follow the image guide below to change it to English.

And it is that simple. You may now enjoy playing PUBG Emulator on your PC.

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