Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 Official Reveal!

Activision and Treyarch have confirmed Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 was officially announce on Sunday, April 26th.  It appears that they will be going in a more Deus Ex human augmentation direction as it was previously speculated.  The game will follow events which will take place in the next 50 years, eventually leading up to the campaign gameplay timeline in the year 2065. The game will feature cybernetic bio-augmentations, combat robots, and neural interfaces, and much more.   

You can get access to the Black Ops 3 Beta by pre-ordering the game.  Release date is set for November 6th, 2015 and will be coming to PC and both Xbox and Playstation consoles. Check out the official Black Ops 3 reveal trailer below.  Let us know what you first impression of the game is and if you plan on pre-ordering the game to get into the Beta, in the comment section below!  

BeachCon X 2015 Update, EVGA_Tech System builds, and!

Greetings Gamers, 

With less than 24 hours left to till BeachCon X taking place at Cal State Long Beach, the preparations are well underway on both the BeachCon front and EVGA front!!  This will be an epic LAN Party!!  The latest BeachCon Facebook post let everyone know to:  

Get those LAN games downloaded gamers! We will be playing Team Fortress 2, Battlefield 4, Quake Live, and Chivalry: Medieval Warefare at the event together. These will all be friendly matches with a chance to win extra tickets for our raffles!

A few days ago a the BeachCon crew received a special shipment for the event from Redbull!


Here at EVGA we have gathered a few bits of swag, and some awesome hardware which will be given out at the raffle.   Also both EVGA_Joey and Myself were hard at work the past few nights on getting our own personal systems together to show off at the event.  

EVGA_Joey calls it the "Hadron Stacker!," which is a work in progress.

My build has yet to get a name, but below are just some teaser images of what I've been working on.  


Let us know if you are going to be attending BeachCon X this year! and Let us know what you think of our personal system build progress in the comments below.  Which will be up on our Mod Rigs site soon.  If you not familiar with, then head on over to the site and check it out.  Mod Rigs is EVGA's computer hardware social network! What can I do here you ask?

  • Build your rig - upload pictures and benchmarks, write up a build log to show off!
  • Check out the Public Showroom to see all public rigs - there are thousands!.
  • Win sponsorships and amazing prizes just for posting up a rig.
  • Search for others with your hardware to see how they did it.
I'd recommend everyone check it out, and if you haven't sign up for Mod Rigs, then do so today, its completely free!!  Also, you may just be ahead of the pack, since I see a Weekly contest that may involve the Mod Rigs site in the future (hint,hint)!! 

Win an EVGA Z97 Classified Motherboard!!

Welcome to a new class of high performance motherboards with the EVGA Z97 lineup. These platforms offer a return to greatness with a new GUI BIOS interface, reimagined power VRM that focuses on efficiency, and are loaded with features such as Intel® Gigabit LAN, Native SATA 6G/USB 3.0 and more.

The EVGA Z97 Classified is engineered for the enthusiast and built from the ground up to give you all the essentials you need for overclocking. Comes with a GUI BIOS that is focused on functionality, new software interface for overclocking in the O.S., ultra high quality components, premium Creative Core3D audio, robust PCI-E 3.0, and memory trace layout.  

The EVGA Z97 Classified is a sleek and high performance motherboard built for the high end enthusiast.  For this contest one (1) lucky person will be able to WIN an EVGA Z97 Classified motherboard.  For an full in depth review of the EVGA Z97 Classified motherboard, be sure to check out our friends over at PC Perspective.   Please be sure to answer both of the questions below!

Contest Questions:
Question #1:  How many PCB layers is used in the construction of the Z97 Classified motherboard?
A. The Z97 Classified is made with a 2 Layer PCB
B. The Z97 Classified is made with a 6 Layer PCB
C. The Z97 Classified is made with a 4 Layer PCB
D. The Z97 Classified is made with a 8 Layer PCB

Contest Questions:
Question #2: How may PWM phases does the EVGA Z97 Classified motherboard have?
A. The Z97 Classified comes with a 4 Phase PWM
B. The Z97 Classified comes with an 8 Phase PWM
C. The Z97 Classified comes with a 3 Phase PWM
D. The Z97 Classified comes with a 6 Phase PWM


Contest Rules:
1)  Post one comment about both of the questions above,
2)  Multiple comments don’t qualify for extra entries,
3)  Entries will run for Six (6) days, starting April 23rd, 2015 @ 9:00 AM PST and will end April 28th, 2015 @ 6: 00 PM PST
4)  One (1) winner will be selected at random and announced on April 29th, 2015.

Please see the example below on how to comment: 
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Official Rules:
1. By adding a comment you agree to the rules, terms and conditions. 
2. You are at least Eighteen (18) years of age or older (and if below the age of 18 then you must have your parent/legal guardian's permission to enter should you be a minor in your state of residence).
3. ONE entry per person on the date of the event.
4. Winners outside of the United States are responsible for any duty and taxes imposed by their country.
5. Winner will be contacted by email and have 7 days to respond.
6. Odds of winning a prize are dependent upon number of eligible entries received at the time of the random drawing. Winner will be selected and posted to the website by April 29th, 2015. All decisions are final and binding.

EVGA reserves the right to substitute an alternate prize of equal or greater value in the event all or part of a prize set forth above becomes unavailable. No cash substitute or transfer of prizes is available. Prizes are awarded without warranty of any kind from EVGA, express or implied, without limitation, except where this would be contrary to federal, state, provincial, or local laws or regulations. All federal, state, provincial and local laws and regulations apply. Decisions of EVGA and the Judging are final and binding on all matters pertaining to this event. Return of any prize/prize notification may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. Potential prize winner(s) and their parents/legal guardians may be required to sign and return an Affidavit or Declaration of Eligibility, a Liability/Publicity Release within 30 days following the date of first attempted notification. Failure to comply within this time period may result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner. EVGA at its sole discretion shall reserves the right to disqualify any Participant.

SPONSOR: This event is sponsored by EVGA Corporation (EVGA), a California corporation with principal place of business at 2900 Saturn St Suite #B, Brea, CA 92821, USA

Mad Max Gameplay Overview Trailer

Avalanche Studios and WB Games has been hard at work on the Mad Max video game coming this Fall.  Set to release on September 1st, 2015, its turning out to look like a fun and interesting game.  Check out the official gameplay overview trailer, where you will learn some more details about the game, gameplay and the Mad Max back story.  Check out the trailer below, and head on over to the Mad Max game website here.   Also, make sure to search for the new Mad Max: Fury Road movie trailer as well, coming out to theaters soon.

Firefly Online Game (RPG)

FOX and Spark Plug Games announce a while back that they would be working together to bring Firefly fans and members of the Brown Coats a game based on the Firefly the TV series and Serenity the movie called Firefly Online (FFO)

Information on the QMx website which is hosting most of the info and updates regarding the game states:  
Firefly Online is a strategic online role playing game (RPG) based on Firefly, Joss Whedon’s cult-hit television series. Firefly Online (FFO) is currently in development... more details regarding the game can be found here.

Now, many fans, myself included, were excited about the concept of the game and others were terrified, wondering if it will live up to the expectations of the huge fan base.  Well one thing to add some points to the developer of the game is that they were actually able to get some of the original cast members to do their character voice overs!  Which is really cool, and the actors were more than happy to do it.  Check out the videos below of Nathan Fillion as Captain Malcom Reynolds and Adam Baldwin as Jayne Cobb.   They are short, but you can see how happy and excited each one is to reenact their role, if only for a video game.

For those who may have never seen the FireFly TV series, then definitely check it out on Netflix or online.  For those fans out there, what do you think of a Firefly RPG game?  Let us know in the comment section below!

Batman: Arkham Knight

With only a couple months away,  the system requirements have been released for Batman: Arkham Knight, both the minimum and recommended to play the game.  The game will be available June 23, 2015.  You can pre-purchase the game here on Steam and be sure to check out the Batman: Arkham Knight website here.

System Requirements
OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) 
Processor: Intel Core i5-750, 2.67 GHz | AMD Phenom II X4 965, 3.4 GHz 
Memory: 6 GB RAM 
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 | AMD Radeon HD 7870 - 2 GB Memory Minimum 
DirectX: Version 11 
Network: Broadband Internet connection 
Hard Drive: 45 GB available space

OS: Win 7 SP1, Win 8.1 (64-bit Operating System Required) 
Processor: Intel Core i7-3770, 3.4 GHz | AMD FX-8350, 4.0 GHz 
Memory: 8 GB RAM 
Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 - 3 GB Memory Recommended 
DirectX: Version 11 
Network: Broadband Internet connection 
Hard Drive: 55 GB available space

Is your system ready for Batman: Arkham Knight?  What are you looking forward to most about the game?  Let us know in the comment section below!

Call Of Duty: Blacks Ops III "Ember" Trailer

A new COD:  Black Ops III teaser trailer has been released.  Although it has no gamplay footage or any concept art in terms of the game, it does provide the COD universe's view of the next 50 years of technological advancements.  It may have some underlying info regarding the games as the term "modified human beings" is mentioned, and "super soldier program" is mentioned along with an thermal image of what looks to be a soldier.  

More information will be announced this Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at the official world reveal!  Stay tuned, and let us know what you think the game will be like in the comment section below!