ARK: Survival Evolved Updates!

ARK: Survival Evolved recently received and update with a few new items, new content and even a new dinosaur!

The Terror Bird, also known as the Phorusrhacidae Rapidesultor, is a ferocious but tamable avian capable of high-speed sprints and brief hover-like leaps.  It is not a flying bird per se, as its flight is comprised of short, sustained “Joust”-like glides or leaps. At eight to 12 feet tall, the Terror Bird is aggressive, but still tamable and ridable, making it an excellent combat mount, particularly for harassing and scouting. Riders of the Terror Bird gain most of the benefits of a fast, mobile ground-based theropod, while also gaining some of the freedom of movement from a flyer. It is known to show traits related to theropods such as the Utahraptor, Carnotaurus and the ever formidable Tyrannosaurus Rex.

Implemented in this patch is a new tool/weapon that players will have access to called The Grappling Hook.  This will enable players to scale mountain side cliffs, be able to catch a ride by grappling flying creatures, and even be dragged along the ground by other players or creatures in the wild.  A versatile tool that will up your prehistoric game to the next level, but learning to use it will be key.  

Other additions to the game will be PvE and PvP via the Tribe Alliances, where small groups of members will be able to band together to form an Alliance.  A fishing upgrade has been implemented as well with the changes to the Coelacanth Nutritia, or Coel which are now in different sizes and will provide the player different amounts of resources.  

Check out the Spotlight Trailer below with some subtle comedic parts added which I think turned out great!

Along with the new updates and additions, you can pick up your own copy of Ark: Survival Evolved from two different places for a great price.  First you can purchase it during the Steam Lunar New Year Sale for only $20.09 which is 33% off the regular price!  Remember the current Steam sale will end on February 12th, 2016 at 10 Am.

Or you may find an even better deal by signing up for the Humble Monthly Bundle Subscription for $12 a month!  If your new to the Humble Monthly Bundle deal, you will get a first month discount of 10% which will bring the price down to $10.80   An amazing deal for ArK: Survival Evolved and a few other mystery games that will be given to you at the end of the month, best part is you can cancel at any time!

So let us know in the comment section below what you think about these new updates and the two great ways to purchase the game and start playing, in our comment section below!

Steam Lunar New Year Sale!

Steam is at it again with another sale!  I may be mistaken but it's the first time I've seen Steam do a Lunar New Year Sale!

The message on the Steam says:

There is some really cool stuff on sale, so you may want to hide those wallets!  I know I will be picking up some more Rocksmith 2014 songs and Trine 3 is on sale for 75% off!

Make sure to open up your Steam client or head over to the Steam site for more info!  The sale ends on February 12 at 10 AM PST!

DOOM Campaign Trailer

 The folks over at Bethesda Softworks are giving you another small teaser into what will be the most gruesome game of 2016, DOOM

With their new Campaign Trailer, which is more like a teaser, you get a bit of a look into DOOM Marine and how you end up fighting the hordes of demons from hell at the Union Aerospace Corporation’s facility on Mars which has been has been decimated and overrun.  

Set to officially release on May 13th, 2016 the game will surely interest those fans of the original series of DOOM games.  Make sure to check out the official DOOM website to learn more about the community tool, SnapMap which is said to revolutionize the way custom maps will be made and implements for the game from the community.  

Let us know if you plan on picking up the new DOOM game and  your thoughts on the campaign trailer, in the comment section below!

Mirror's Edge Catalyst - I Am Faith

The much anticipated follow up game,  Mirrors Edge Catalyst is gaining lots of attention the past few days.  Many fans have been looking forward to this title for some time now.  

DICE has you covered for those still waiting with a few announcements.  First, they released a new teaser trailer called "I Am Faith," where we learn a bit more about the main protagonist of the game, with some really cool in game capture scenes which are amazing!

The second announcement is that of the Closed BETA test sign ups which are now open and anyone with an EA Account can sign up for a chance to get in on the testing phase before the official release.  To sign up just head over to the Mirror's Edge site!  

Set to officially launch on May 24th, 2016 for Xbox One, Playstation 4 and on Origin for PC, this definitely is a title to be on the look out for.  Let us know in the comment section below, your thoughts on the game, the trailers and if  you are looking forward to the release date!

Win an EVGA TORQ X5 Optical Gaming Mouse!

Introducing the EVGA TORQ X5 gaming mouse. Built with the highest quality materials, this mouse was designed from the ground up to satisfy the needs of the hardcore gamer with a high quality optical sensor that provides up to 6400 DPI, eight programmable buttons, and a customizable RGB LED.
 
We didn't stop there though. The EVGA TORQ X5 features the highest quality Omron switches with a lifespan of over 20 million clicks, 512Kb of onboard storage for saving up to 5 seperate profiles, robust tuning software, a Pixart 3988 Optical sensor providing up to 6400DPI with 1000Hz polling rate, and much more.
 
The EVGA TORQ X5 was released as one of the new gaming mice in the TORQ series.  For this contest five (5) lucky people will be able to WIN an EVGA TORQ X5 gaming mouse.
 
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Contest will run for six (6) days, starting February 3rd, 2016 @ 6:00 PM PST and will end February 9th, 2016 @ 6: 00 PM PST. Five (5) winners will be selected at random and announced on February 10th, 2016.
 

Winner Announced - Win an EVGA Hadron Air mini ITX case and mITX ACX CPU Cooler!

We would like to thank everyone who entered our EVGA Hadron Air mITX case and mITX ACX CPU Cooler giveaway. We had a awesome turn out for this weeks contest!

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Now for the announcement: We have randomly chosen our winner from all the entries, please help me in congratulating:

!!>>  Michael Kristensen  <<!!

You are the lucky winner of the space saving and feature packed EVGA Hadron Air mITX case and mITX ACX CPU Cooler!!

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Michael Kristensen, we will be contacting you via your email address with further details. Again, thank you to every one who entered the giveaway! Make sure to come back and check out our new articles on gaming, events, contests, tech, and hardware!!!

American Truck Simulator Released Early!

 SCS Software, the developers of the Euro Truck Simulator games announced last year that they would be bringing the series to the highways of the USA!

Well, they have done just that with American Truck Simulator, and guess what, they even brought it to us one day early!  Was released and went live on February 2nd, 2015, you can now purchase the gave via Steam for only $19.99!

With their catch phrase "Its not driving, Its Trucking!" American Truck Simulator brings you the launch locations of California and Nevada.  You will be able to travel through the real life area of the two states and earn some in game cash at that same time to eventually purchase your own truck and create your own truck fleet!

You may be thinking, Truck Simulator that's boring or not fun... but actually some may really enjoy it or even say its relaxing.  I actually do own and have played the Euro Truck Simulator 2 game and I can honestly say that its really fun.  There are many who may not think so, but actually getting to check out locations that are actually real places is cool.  Getting to drive on the highways, something that many would not be able to do in real life is cool as well.  I for one am looking forward to purchasing the game and giving the American Truck Simulator a try.  You never know we could even make a delivery to EVGA in game!

So, let us know what you thoughts are on these types of driving simulator games?  Any plans on owning the game? Would you ever play it or a similar game?  Let us know if the comment section below!