Battlefield World Premiere Countdown!

The folks over at EA and Dice are counting down to a Battlefield World Premiere of some sort.  Could it be a new Battlefield game or a new DLC announcement?  Details are unknown for the most part but the big reveal will be sometime in the next 5 days! 

Taking place on May 6th at 4PM ET/ 9PM BST we will all get a first look at the future of Battlefield!  Stay tuned!

LanDiego State 5!

LanDiego State 5 is upon us!  EVGA is proud once again to sponsor another local Southern California LAN event taking place at San Diego State University this weekend!  

LanDiego will be hosting tournaments for Rocket League, League of Legends, Smash Bros Melee, Smash Bros 4, and Street Fighter V!   Along with the awesome tournaments where participants will be able to win prizes,  there will be some great prizes being raffled off at the event.  Among the prizes will be some awesome EVGA products that we have donated for the raffle!

We will also have some awesome EVGA Swag to give away to all those who visit our booth!  So we encourage everyone to come on by and say hello!

LanDiego State 5 will kick off on April 30th from 10am at Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union in Montezuma Hall at San Diego State University.  Lets get ready for a LAN party!

Enter to Win an EVGA Hadron Hydro mITX Chassis!

The popularity of the small form factor PC has been growing more and more. For instance those waning a small form factor PC as a media centers, HTPC, LAN rig, or just having a small footprint that doesn't take up too much space on your desk. Well, EVGA has you covered!!

Now you are able to build a mini ITX system with enthusiast performance! The EVGA Hadron Hydro mini ITX case was designed to not make any compromises. EVGA Hadron case is extremely small, but capable of holding today’s latest hardware.  The Hydro version of the EVGA Hadron case has increased clearance on top to accommodate various types of watercooling!

With an included 500W Gold rated power supply, support for a full sized graphics card, sleek looks and enthusiast features, the EVGA Hadron Hydro mini ITX case packs a serious punch!

For this weeks contest, we will be giving away to one lucky entry: an EVGA Hadron Hydro Chssis!

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Enter to Win an EVGA Hadron Hydro mITX Chassis!

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Contest will run for six (6) days, starting April 27th, 2016 @ 6:00 PM PST and will end May 3rd, 2016 @ 6: 00 PM PST. Two (2) winners will be selected at random and announced on May 4th, 2016.

Winners Announced - Enter To Win an EVGA SuperNOVA 1050 GS Power Supply!

I would like to thank everyone who entered this weeks contest for a chance to win an EVGA SuperNOVA 1080 GS Power Supply!

We had a great turn out for the contest and had some amazing feedback on what game you are most looking forward to playing and what type of games you play the most.  

I like both asking these types of questions and seeing the final results and being able to share them with you.  We picked 4 of the many games that are releasing soon as asked you which one you are most excited to play:  DOOM,  WoW: Legion, Battleborn or Overwatch?  The results were the following:  45% of you cant wait to get your hands on DOOM, 33% of you are awaiting the full release of Overwatch, and both WoW: Legion and Battleborn were tied with 11% of you waiting to play them on release!  I myself agree with the list,  DOOM was super fun and cant wait till the official release date!

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Now for the announcement: We have randomly chosen our Two (2) lucky winners from all the eligible entries, please help me in congratulating:

!!>> Michele M from Italy <<!!
!!>> Don F from Maryland <<!!

Enter to win an EVGA SuperNOVA 1050 GS Power Supply

You are the lucky winners of our powerful, yet super efficient EVGA SuperNOVA 1050 GS Power Supply!

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Michele M and Don F, 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!!!

Fallout: New Vegas - Choose Your Own Apocalypse?

Let's take a step back to the late 80's early 90's when books were still popular with the kids those days.  The Choose your own Adventure series as published by Bantam Books was a very popular type as it gave the reader option to essentially run the story off the specific queues and prompts it presented during your reading.  

I remember really enjoying these types of books because it would be like the story never ended, unless you found all the possible combinations of the story, even then it was more than a pick up the book and read it once story.  

Well a YouTuber channel by the name of Many A True Nerd has taken this Choose your own Adventure concept and applied it to YouTube in a video series where you choose your own Apocalypse in the Fallout New Vegas game.  A very neat idea and I am not sure why someone didn't think of it sooner.  I actually enjoyed the updated take on the concept and I wanted to share it with everyone who may have enjoyed the books back in the day or who really enjoyed playing Fallout New Vegas.  Check out the video below and enjoy!!

 

Let us know if you were successful in your first round or if it took you more than one try to complete the video mission, down in the comment section below!
 

Mirror's Edge Catalyst: Closed Beta/PC Specifications/Delays

The Mirrors Edge Catalyst Closed Beta started on April 22nd to those selected who signed up to participate. Among those, I was fortunate to be selected for the Closed Beta, and I can honestly say that Catalyst is just as fun or even more so than the original game was.

Graphics set to High/Ultra settings makes the game look surreal. I only wish that I had a VR headset to go along with the game to make it just that much more realistic. I bet anyone who is able to run a VR headset with the game will be impressed and scared out of their minds (if your afraid of heights).

EA also announced the PC specifications to run Catalyst, of which they recommended the following:

MINIMUM:

  • OS: Windows 7 64-Bit (use the latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel i3-3250 / AMD FX-6350. (Note: Mirror's Edge Catalyst requires at least 4 logical cores to run.)
  • RAM: 6 GB
  • Hard Drive: At least 25 GB of free space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti 2GB or better / AMD Radeon R9 270x or better
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse, dual analog controller


RECOMMENDED:

  • OS: Windows 10 64-Bit (use the latest Service Pack)
  • CPU: Intel Core i7-3770 at 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 at 4.0 GHz
  • RAM: 16 GB
  • Hard drive: At least 25 GB of free space
  • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 970 4GB or better / AMD Radeon R9 280x 3GB or better
  • Input: Keyboard and mouse, dual analog controller

Originally the release date for Mirror's Edge Catalyst was late in May 2016. An announcement by EA the the ME team a few days ago updated everyone with a delayed release date of June 7th (NA) and June 9th (EU). Erik Odeladahi, Design Director, stated "That is why we will give ourselves a bit more time to perfect the game..."

With many games these days feeling like they were rushed and released too early, I do appreciate EA taking the time to make sure their game is a bit more polished and ready for the fans to enjoy without any issues. Event though this cannot always be guaranteed. What do you guys think about Mirror's Edge Catalyst? Will you be picking up a copy? What are your thought on the delay? Let us know in the comment section below!

EVGA @ BeachCon 2016 - Recap!

Today EVGA had the opportunity to attend BeachCon 2016, the annual premier gaming event for students of Cal State Long Beach and the Long Beach community.  We had the pleasure of continuing to be one of the main sponsors of the event along with some other great companies that donated their time to a great local event.  

EVGA once again came through with lots of swag in the form of T-shirts, and lanyards for all those who visited our booth.  We donated some goodies to the raffle that everyone got a chance to enter after purchasing a raffle ticket, and sponsored the CS:GO tournament along with prizes for the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners!

All in all BeachCon 2016 was a great success for both EVGA and the BeachCon and CSULB eSports teams!  Check out some of the awesome images captured by our very own EVGA_JamesL who donated his time to come by and photograph the event for us!

A big thank you to all those who visited our booth, asked us questions and those who won all the great EVGA products!  Our last photo is a great one with one of our fans wearing one of the EVGA classic T-shirts and getting a new 2016 T-shirt, I'd call that an upgrade!!  See you next year at BeachCon 2017!!!