Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2015


Its that time of the year again where all major game developers converse in one single please to show off, what they are working on, what is being released and what may be released in the future.  GDC had always been a big deal in the gaming industry and those who are not in the industry.

Some really cool announcements have been made and some still to come, like:  
  • Unreal Engine 4 is now free-to-download for everyone
  • The new HTC RE Vive VR headset (HTC & Valve)
  • Nvidia's Made to Game announcement on (03.03.2015)
We will be bringing you some of the conference highlights and awesome announcements in the next couple of days!  Stay tuned and let us know, what you are looking forward to the most out of the gaming industry this year, in the comments below!! 

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What's the Game Developers Conference? 
The Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the world's largest and longest-running professionals-only game industry event.

The GDC attracts over 24,000 attendees, and is the primary forum where programmers, artists, producers, game designers, audio professionals, business decision-makers and others involved in the development of interactive games gather to exchange ideas and shape the future of the industry. The GDC is produced by the UBM Tech Game Network.

This market defining conference features over 400 lectures, panels, tutorials and round-table discussions on a comprehensive selection of game development topics taught by leading industry experts. In addition, the GDC expo showcases all of the most relevant game development tools, platforms and services helping to drive the industry forward. The conference also features the seventeenth annual Independent Games Festival, the longest-running and largest festival relating to independent games worldwide, where original games compete for the attention of the publishing community, and the fifteenth annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the premier accolades for peer-recognition in the digital games industry.
Source: GDC Site


EK Releases New EVGA GTX 900 Series Blocks!


EK Water Blocks, Ljubljana based premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to introduce two new Full-Cover water blocks for EVGA® brand NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX graphics cards, namely for GTX 970 ACX (2.0) and GTX 980 Classified series graphics cards.

EK-FC980 GTX Classy - with Classy standing as Classified abbrevation - is a high-performance Full-Cover water block for EVGA non-reference Classified design GeForce® GTX 980 graphics cards while EK-FC970 GTX ACX is a high-performance Full-Cover water block for EVGA non-reference ACX design GeForce® GTX 970 graphics cards.

Both water blocks actively cool the GPU, RAM as well as VRM (voltage regulation module) as water flows directly over these critical areas thus allowing the graphics card and it's VRM to remain stable under high overclocks.

Both types features EK unique central inlet split-flow cooling engine design for best possible cooling performance, which also works flawlessly with reversed water flow without adversely affecting the cooling performance. Moreover, such design offers great hydraulic perfromance allowing this product to be used in liquid cooling systems using weaker water pumps.

Base is made of nickel-plated electrolytic copper while the top is made of quality POM Acetal or acrylic (depending on the variant). Screw-in brass standoffs are pre-installed and allow for safe installation procedure.

In order to simplify the search for suitable and compatible water block EK is adding newly released graphics cards and motherboard from various manufacturers to EK Cooling Configurator database and compatible graphics cards are being added to the list on daily basis:

If you have been looking for an awesome looking and great cooling GPU block for your GTX 970 ACX 2.0 or GTX 980 Classified, then make sure to check out the images below and check out the EK website for more details!

Mythbusters Meets DOOM - Video Games Episode



For now over a decade, Discovery’s popular show MythBusters has helped put an end to longstanding myths relating to popular culture, news stories, and everyday life. For next week’s January 31st episode, they’re taking their expertise to video games.
In this special episode dedicated to the hobby near and dear to our hearts, we’re excited that id Software’s own Tim Willits will be helping Adam and Jamie dig into an often-discussed topic of FPS games: Is it really possible for someone to carry all those health packs, guns, and even a chainsaw? Using the DOOM universe and DOOM 3 BFG Edition for reference, Tim helps the team recreate a DOOM level in real life.

Catch the episode on Discovery on Saturday, January 31st at 9/8c. For more details, visit the show’s page on Discovery.com.

-Source: Bethesda Blog

For years the Mythbusters have created thousands of episodes debunking or proving various myths.  After years of requests, they finally have come to the myths of video games!  On January 31st, the Mythbusters episode will take a look at video games, and one in particular is DOOM!  Check out the sneak peek video below, and keep your eyes tuned to the Discovery Channel on January 31st!


EVGA & Intel's Frosty's Revenge: Winners Announced!


We hope that everyone had a great holiday break and a Happy New Year.   The end of the Frosty's Revenge event came to an end on December 31st 2014.  Now, what everyone has been waiting for...the announcement of the prize winners!!!  To check and see if you are one of the lucky ones to win a prize, head on over to the Frosty's Revenge article page and take a look!

If your name appears as one of the winners, please make sure to email webmaster@evga.com by 1/23/15 to claim your prize. Be sure your EVGA profile is up to date with the correct mailing address, so that we can send out your prize!

Congratulations to the winners, and for those who did not win, do not worry, we will have another gaming event for all of you again soon!  Be on the lookout on the EVGA main page, and here on EVGAGaming.com

EVGA's Hadron Case Building Guide!


The EVGA Hadron mini ITX case is an impressively small and easy to handle case. It comes with a built-in 500W gold rated power supply, 3 year warranty, and enough space to slide in one power-packed NVIDIA Titan GPU. To make this case even better, the Hadron comes in two types: the Air and the Hydro, so you have the option to liquid cool your mini ITX rig if you want it or keep it air cooled. Although the Hadron is EVGA’s first case, it comes into the game as a formidable opponent in the current market with several bonuses listed earlier that other competitors may not have. If you haven’t checked out reviews already, be sure to do so when you can. The sheer size and capability of this case might inspire you to want to build a mini ITX rig, or at least show you what’s new on the market! This case allows you to cut down on space, thus granting you mobility while still allowing you to keep parts that pack a punch.

Thinking about building your own mini ITX rig or have you bought the Hadron and want some tips on putting it together? TeamEVGA has taken the time to put together this great instructional video on putting your PC together using the Hadron case, showing how easy and smooth the process can be. Check out the video below and be sure to share with your friends! If you’ve already built this rig, however, show us what you got by sharing your pictures with us on our Twitter or Facebook pages!

EVGA's Art of the Game


EVGA's Art of the Game is a new project aimed at discovering and sharing the talent of the artists of the gaming industry. Artists and their amazing personal works will be collected over time to share with the EVGA community and as art pieces are created, they will be printed onto high quality posters that will be sent out with some of EVGA's GPUs. Pieces that aren't offered on posters will still be available as wallpapers for your PC and mobile devices, so you won't miss out on having these beautiful art pieces around to enjoy and inspire you.

Feel free to leave questions or comments on the EVGA forums for Art of the Game and help our community grow so that we can continue to get amazing artists to share their talent with you! Hop on over to evga.com/aotg for more information and beautiful art. 

Like the poster you got? Tweet or tag us in a picture of your Art of the Game poster with your new EVGA product @teamevga or Facebook.com/teamevga!

Winter thaw giveaway!



Spring is around the corner and EVGA is getting ready to celebrate all that melting snow with an epic giveaway! Entering is really simple; all you have to do is hop on over to Facebook.com/teamevga and enter the requested information on the giveaway page.  Couldn't get any easier and takes only a few seconds to do!  The giveaway isn't going to be around forever, though. Your window to enter is only from Feb. 20th to Mar. 10th and your possible prizes to win are:  


Enter now and don't forget to share with friends and family who might be interested in getting some great products! If you want more details, feel free to check out the article page on EVGA's main site right here. Winners will be announced on the article page when the time is up, so keep checking to see if you've won! 

If you happen to win, Tweet us a picture @teamevga or tag us on Facebook/teamevga and share the love! If you don't happen to grab anything up this time- Don't worry! EVGA has giveaways often and posts them to all the social sites, so you'll be updated right away when something goes live.