Battlerite - Not Just Another MOBA


Every once in a while we get a game that does things "rite". It seems like this game blew up overnight and it was not due to some gimmick or an elaborate marketing scheme. This game is getting popular because of its ease of access, smooth gameplay and it is not trying to invade an over-saturated market. Before we start with this article, I would like to point out that this game is NOT a MOBA, it may have some mechanics derived from such games but it is not comparable. Battlerite has taken may great features and gameplay styles from other titles and combined them to create something fresh. This game is a action-fueled, arena brawler that aims to be a competitive at its core. 



If you are familiar with a game call Bloodline Champions then you will get the basic concept of this game. If you have never heard of that game it is okay, what Battlerite emphasizes is a competitive arena experience. The combat style is similar to that of League of Legends and Dota 2, a top-down shooter with cooldown abilities. The difference here is that there will be no time-consuming grinding involved, allowing you to jump right into the action. You will compete in either 2v2 or 3v3 matches that require precision, teamwork and skill. Users with World of Warcraft arena experience will pick up this game easily as it is the same concept. This game is quickly picking up with the community and there are many small tournaments in the making.


Battlerite is available now on Steam and the required specs are insanely low:


    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD 3000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 1500 MB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible


EVGA Haunted Hardware Gaming Event Sponsored by Intel!


Attention all gamers: EVGA once again invites you to take part in this year's Halloween gaming event. Play if you dare but be on the look out for EVGA's Haunted Hardware. The more you play, the more you're in for a scare... and increase your chances of winning!

There are quite a few games for you to choose from, like Battlefield 4, Team Fortress 2, and many others! All of this isn't only for fun and games, though. When you sign up for the EVGA Haunted Hardware Gaming Event and log into our servers between October 14, 2016 and October 28, 2016, you'll qualify for some really great prizes - all just for playing! Signing up is completely free and easy for anyone, regardless of where you live. We have lots of prizes to give away, so don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to play great games and win some quality products!

Qualifying for the event is very easy if you follow these simple steps. Sign up on the >>event page<< with either your Steam ID, BF4 soldier name, Killing Floor 2 in-game name, or all three if you feel like it. After that, all you have to do is log in and play anytime during October 14, 2016 4:00 PM Pacific to October 28, 2016 11:59:59 PM Pacific. Be sure to check the official EVGA Gaming blog to see the full list of servers available and read some great articles from team EVGA! Please don't forget to keep enjoying our servers after the event ends!

This is a global promotion and all are welcome to participate.


**All winners must email by November 18, 2016 to claim their prize. Be sure your EVGA profile is up to date with the correct mailing address.**

CSGO: Inferno Update!


Just the other day Counter-Strike received a huge update that fixed many bugs but more importantly, we received an updated Inferno! Inferno has been a veteran map throughout the years for this game. Although, this map has had some of its faults previously, this update is definitely a change for the better. In a matchmaking standpoint, this map was very CT sided because it was very difficult for terrorist to move around. The choke points on this map were very tight, allowing the counter-terrorists to easily defend from pushes. Inferno now feels more balanced and open, allowing for a more diverse experience. 

The new map has opened up a lot of possibilities for a push on the T side. Banana has been widened substantially and a wall has been built just before corner. This allows for the terrorist to jump peak and spot anyone holding that angle. Previously CT always had the upper hand on this corner, they had the option to nade stack or a hold with an AWP. Now, there are more possibilities for a balanced push. 

A huge thing to note is that the terrorist exit has now become 2 exits! No longer can two trolls keep your team stuck in the spawn area. Thanks Valve! There has definitely been more positive responses to this update as compared to negative so I think this was indeed a successful update.

Overall the visual upgrade for this map has been a huge improvement and I do hope they update many more of the maps in the competitive pool. 

Click here to check out the new Inferno!


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Bandai Namco Humble Bundle!


Humble Bundle is having a great weekend sale on a handful of Bandai Namco games. It is a good time to pick up the Dark Souls games if you haven't tried it before. Dark Souls 1 and 2 are at ridiculous prices and so is the latest Dark Souls 3. If you love a challenge, this trilogy is something you definitely want to give a go. You don't necessarily need to play these in order but some people do recommend it, I started at DS3 and enjoyed it!



Another good pick up is Project Cars which has amazing graphics for a racing game and VR support. Definitely a great game to look in to if you are a car guy! 



Here's a sneak peak of what they have, click the picture to head over there now!


Civilization VI Coming October 21st !


World leaders come and gather! Civilization VI will be releasing next week with a ton of new content for us to explore. Pick your world leader and dominate the planet with your friends or by yourself. This game has won many awards such as Gamescom's Best Strategy Game to GameInformer's Best in Show: PC Exclusive (Hopefully 2K won't mess up this one since it's not a port). If you are not familiar with Sid Meier's games then you are in for a treat. Civilization is one of the best turn-based strategy games available. The possibilities and outcomes of each game are endless. Get ready for 5+ hour sessions where you can control your own civilization and dictate the outcome of your future. Play as a war-driven tyrant or build your economy and advance new technologies. 



Cities can now physically expand across the map for better visuals. World leaders will also have their own agendas based on their historical traits. With Civilization VI we will be getting the option to combine units into one tile. These units will form to become a "Corps" unit. In addition, the game boasts an enhanced multiplayer mode, which will allow us to easily connect and play with friends. This new online mode will now have an objective which would help in keeping the multiplayer from lasting forever. I believe this is one thing they really needed to work on. If the online mode is coherent and fluid this should excite many players, I would love to see Civilization develop a competitive feature. 


The low spec requirements means almost anyone can get into this game. 

    • OS: Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
    • Processor: Intel Core i3 2.5 Ghz or AMD Phenom II 2.6 Ghz or greater
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 1 GB & AMD 5570 or nVidia 450
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device 
    • OS: Windows 7x64 / Windows 8.1x64 / Windows 10x64
    • Processor: Fourth Generation Intel Core i5 2.5 Ghz or AMD FX8350 4.0 Ghz or greater
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB & AMD 7970 or nVidia 770 or greater
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device



Overwatch Halloween Event!


Blizzard is known to always be in the festive spirit, in World of Warcraft they have events for nearly every season and event. It is not surprising that they will be bringing these additions to Overwatch. For the October, we will be getting a new patch that is a little creepy. There are new skins, boxes and even an updated Hollywood map. Here is a quick look at some of the skins and items that we will be seeing. There will be over 100 new cosmetics to collect!



Make sure you guys hop on the game and check out the new features before the month is over! The items you get during the event will be added to your account indefinitely but once it is over, you will no longer have the chance to obtain these items!



There will also be a new Co-op game mode where you can team up with friends and fight off hordes of enemies. It is based off the comic, "Junkenstein's Revenge". You will have 4 teammates, the characters you can choose from are Ana, McCree, Soldier 76 and Hanzo. 

Check out the Blizzard site for extensive details!


Oculus Touch Pre-Orders Available Now!


Oculus has their new controllers out and you can place your pre-orders right now! These will be rivaling the HTC Vive's VR set which really did not have much competition until now. These VR controllers should be shipping December 6th! If you have purchased a Oculus device on the website previously you will be moved to the front of the queue for accessories. 

These rift controllers are suppose to be naturally intuitive and fluid in motion, "as natural as using your real hands". Along with the release of the controllers will be 35 new games. 

Here is the pricing:

  • Rift: $599
  • Touch: $199
  • Rift + Touch: $798

You can place your pre-order here!