EVGA's Frosty the Fragger Gaming Event Sponsored by Intel!

The holidays are upon us and Frosty The Fragger is out to show his skills on the battlefield! Load your weapons, collect your health packs: It's time to give it your all in EVGA's Frosty The Fragger Gaming Event. Join in on the action and win great prizes provided by EVGA and Intel.

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 Frosty The Fragger Gaming Event and log into our servers between December 16, 2016 and December 30, 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 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 December 16, 2016 4:00 PM Pacific to December 30, 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.

 

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:

MINIMUM:

    • 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!

EVGA HAUNTED HARDWARE GAMING EVENT

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 iwon@evga.com 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!

 

If you haven't done so already, please join our EVGA Steam Group!

 

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. 

MINIMUM:
    • 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 
RECOMMENDED:
    • 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!

 

Mafia III - October 7th

 

The third rendition of the Mafia series will be released in just a couple days from today. Hanger 13 and 2K will be bring us another action-filled, story-driven title. Mafia III has been of great anticipation for many who have played previous versions. Receiver of one of GameRant's Best of E3 awards we will be surely getting our money's worth for this singleplayer game. 

Mafia III will be set in 1968 after the Vietnam war and you will be playing as Lincoln Clay, war veteran and mafioso. When his street family is betrayed by the Italian Mafia, you will be sent out on a revenge mission that will include a brutal mix of shootouts, hand to hand combat and reckless driving. This will be an open world game and non-linear games will always have an exponential amount things to do. One of the new features is that you will be able to create your own crew from scratch and choose how you run it, who you keep and who has to sleep with the fishes. 

Personally I believe the Mafia II had one of the most immersive story lines in games such like these. It is really difficult nowadays for game developers to create a popular game and still have a good story line but this is something that he Mafia series has gotten down pretty well. This is certainly one game you do not want to miss out on. 

 

 

From what we know already this game will be really graphics intensive. Here are the minimum and recommend specs:

MINIMUM:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel I5-2500K, AMD FX-8120
    • Memory: 6 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 2GB of Video Memory & NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, AMD Radeon HD7870
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compliant Sound card
RECOMMENDED:
    • OS: Windows 7 64-bit
    • Processor: Intel I7-3770, AMD FX 8350 4.0 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 4GB of Video Memory & NVIDIA Gefore GTX 780 or GeForce GTX 1060, AMD Radeon R9 290X
    • Storage: 50 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compliant Sound card