GeForce Experience 3.0 - 3x Faster, 50% Less Memory Usage and Giveaways?!

 

Just released last week was the new GeForce Experience 3.0, this new update will bring better optimization and some new features. The most noteworthy thing is the implementation of giveaways. Nvidia will be offering beta keys, game keys and hardware just for using the new GeForce experience. 

This new makeover will be a lot faster and easier to use. The previous renditions were slightly bulky and not 100% smooth. Nvidia has reduced the footprint of the program and it will now use less of your computers resources when active. As always, GeForece Experience will automatically adjust your game settings based on the hardware you have in your system and they have made this easier to use. You will now be able to optimize your games easily with a click of a button. 

Shadowplay has also been updated, you will be able to record games at up to 60fps, 4k and in windowed mode. These clips can be uploaded straight to media platforms so you can share them with your friends a lot sooner. You can even upload to Imgur without leaving the game "and let a friend jump into your game via Chrome to either watch, take control of your character, or play in co-op." 

Click here to get the latest GeForce Experience!

 

 

Have you guys had a chance to try out the new update yet? If so, what do you guys think of it? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Do I smell a new VR device?

 

If you are familiar with the South Park series then you know that they are known to push the limits. Aside from there hilarious television series they have gotten into the gaming scene with the popular release South Park: The Stick of Truth. Along with their next release they will be doing something that has never been done before. With the help of Ubisoft, the Nosulus Rift was developed for their new game South Park: The Fractured but Whole. 

Now this is likely just a very unique marketing gig but man is it interesting. Basically how it works is like this: you attach the Nosolus Rift to your face and start playing the game. When the story line implements a fart you will smell it through this. Now this is something I probably wouldn't put myself on the pre-order list for (and it likely won't be for sale) but hey, it reeks of innovation.

 

 

Ubisoft and South Park are set to showcase this device at Gamescom on August 17, 2016. I'm wondering how many different aromas are programmed into this device and how well does it work? Hopefully they make a reaction reel of everyone who tries out this device so I can experience it without actually smelling Cartman's gas. It's so great that South Park is able to make everything comical even when it comes to high tech devices.

So my question to you guys , would you put this on?

 

 

A Brief Look at EVGA GPU Designs

In recent light of all the upgrade pictures where users compare their old cards to their recent upgrade, I thought a quick timeline of how EVGA's cards have been designed throughout the years would be of interest. The e-GeForce MX440 shown above is one of our more earlier cards. As you can tell by the logo on the cooler we have changed significantly.  Here's a look at a handful of cards from past to present. 

 

6800 Ultra

 

8800 GTS

Vinyl stickers on cards has always seemed pretty cool to me personally. This design in particular reminds me of something straight out of the Fallout series. It would be interesting if some of the newer cards implemented similar graphics on their cards but in a more conservative manner. 
 

GTX 295 Red Edition

I for one believe this was a pretty neat design that seems to pull characteristics from a VCR tape. In present day this may not be too popular but in retrospective, it was an unique approach.

 

GTX 460 2WIN

Not many of our cards feature a 3 fan cooler and I was surprised myself when I saw this design. Although a 2 fan cooler is more efficient (and takes up less space), all those fins just makes you shiver from coolness! This was one of the recent-ish designs with independent features. Some unique coolers on more exclusive cards such as the Classified and K|NGP|N series could prove some desirability. 

 

GTX 780Ti CLASSIFIED

 

GTX 970 Fallout Edition

This is a GTX 970 collaboration that was done with Fallout 4. This is a really interesting marketing design that I'd love to see more of in the future. This was a particularly unique model and a must have for die hard Fallout fans.  

 

980Ti K|NGP|N

The start of the custom RGB LED era began somewhere around this point.  It is a nice touch for those who enjoy the aesthetics behind PC building.  I won't be surprised if nearly all future premium cards implement this feature.

 

GTX 1080 FTW

This is our latest and, in my opinion, best designed coolers. The card features our newest ACX 3.0 style cooler which efficiently reduces heat. One of my favorite aspects of the card is that they were able to use a combination of plastic and metal to give this card a premium look and feel. 

Overall I think there has been huge improvements on the designs and I love where these cards are headed. I left out some of the Hyrdo Copper and Hybrid coolers because I wanted to focus mainly on the air-cooled cards. My first EVGA card was a 9600 GSO and personal favorite would be the GTX 970 Fallout Edition for the backplate itself.

What was your first EVGA card and which design is your favorite?

 

QuakeCon 2016 & QuakeCon Gane Sales!

QuakeCon has been in full swing for the past couple of days. Tons of info and updates on being released via the QuakeCon twitter and website, as well as some really cool happenings at the event itself.

One major announcement was the Quake Champions Debut Gameplay Trailer, showing off some speed and skill runs on the new redesigned classic!  Although the announce voice reminds me of the one in Mortal Kombat for some reason. Check it out below!

 
But for those who were unable to attend this year, shouldn't worry.  You can still be part of the action with some awesome deals on Bethesda game titles from Steam, Humble Bundle, and various other locations.
 

You will definitely want to check out the Steam QuakeCon weekend Sale going on now where you can save up to 50% on certain game titles and get some deals on others.  One example is the DOOM + Steam Controller bundle for $59.99 and Dishonored - Definitive Edition for only $11.99

Make sure to head over to the Humble Bundle site and check out their Humble Bundle Store, also with savings up to 50% on select Bethesda titles!  Those who have been waiting for a deal on Fall Out 4, can pick it up for only $29.99, and check out the terrifying "The Evil Within" for only $9.99!  Also, 10% of your purchases from the Humble Bundle store will be donated to a charity of your choice!

These are some awesome deals going from both Steam and Humble Bundle.  Let us know if you picked up any of these awesome deals or if you were lucky enough to attend QuakeCon 2016, down in the comment section below!

Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Animated Film!

The team at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Square Enix behind the Final Fantasy games has always been known to make the best CGI movie trailers and movies.  The most memorable to me is the 2005 Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

Now that same team is back with a new animated move for Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV! The animated film is based around the 2016 video game Final Fantasy XV.  Check out the awesome trailer down below! 

At time it seems that the CGI is almost or better than an actual movie.  The team does a great job at creating something unique and captivating.  The full length animated film is set to release nationwide at select theaters on August 19th!  If you are a Final Fantasy fan, then you will definitely want to check your local theaters and see if it will be showing near you!
 
Let us know in the comment section below what you think of the trailer and if you are a fan of the Final Fantasy franchise! 

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story - Celebration Reel!

WOW! Is the only thing that I could think of when I saw the latest trailer/teaser of the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story movie coming out later this year!  Set to release in theaters on December 16, 2016, I strongly believe this will be as awesome or if not better than Episode 7!  

For the simple facts of the quality of the cast and the few shots and teasers they have released so far.  This "Celebration Reel" is just as amazing as the official trailer, and the movie a more tangible feel to the characters,  awesome shots and behind the scenes view of how the movie is was made.  

With actors like Felicity JonesDiego LunaDonnie Yen, Alan Tudyk and returning Star Wars movie veterans like Warwik Davis, this is set to be the movie of 2016!  

Check out some of the character faces you will see in the movie pictured below!  The Celebration Reel does an awesome job paired with the choice of background music of showing them off, pay close attention.  Scroll all the way to the bottom to check out the video, and Enjoy!

 

Sound off in the comment section below and let us know how big of a Star Wars fan you are and if you are looking forward to Rogue One when it comes out in theaters!

Loot Crate - Halo Legendary Crate Edition

Well the folk over at Loot Crate are keeping busy, with their last addition of the Loot Crate DX which definitely did not disappoint with all the cool stuff they sent out in last month.  I was just browsing their site and I may have completely missed the email notification but it appears Master Chief made a visit to Loot Crate.  

The Halo Legendary Crate Edition appeared on their site as a new option that will be available soon.  Currently you can only sign up for the email notification of when it actually goes live and you can pre-order the first box!

It looks like it will contain exclusive Halo gear, with 5-7 collectible figures made just for this crate!  The Halo Legendary Crate will be priced at $34.99 and will be delivered every 2 months.  

If the Halo Legendary Crate is anything like the FIreFly Cargo Crate then expect some rare and exclusive goodies to be included.  This will be something that fans of the Halo universe will want to subscribe to! If you interested in this or any other offerings from Loot Crate then head over to their site and check it out!  With all the crates I'm getting wonder if they will ever do a multi-crate deal!