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!

 

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Bandai Namco Humble Bundle!

 

Humble Bundle is having a great weekend sale on a handful of Bandai Namco games. It is a good time to pick up the Dark Souls games if you haven't tried it before. Dark Souls 1 and 2 are at ridiculous prices and so is the latest Dark Souls 3. If you love a challenge, this trilogy is something you definitely want to give a go. You don't necessarily need to play these in order but some people do recommend it, I started at DS3 and enjoyed it!

 

 

Another good pick up is Project Cars which has amazing graphics for a racing game and VR support. Definitely a great game to look in to if you are a car guy! 

 

 

Here's a sneak peak of what they have, click the picture to head over there now!

 

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!

 

Oculus Touch Pre-Orders Available Now!

 

Oculus has their new controllers out and you can place your pre-orders right now! These will be rivaling the HTC Vive's VR set which really did not have much competition until now. These VR controllers should be shipping December 6th! If you have purchased a Oculus device on the website previously you will be moved to the front of the queue for accessories. 

These rift controllers are suppose to be naturally intuitive and fluid in motion, "as natural as using your real hands". Along with the release of the controllers will be 35 new games. 

Here is the pricing:

  • Rift: $599
  • Touch: $199
  • Rift + Touch: $798

You can place your pre-order here!

 

 

Win a Game by Just Using GeForce Experience

 

October is the month for spooky things and spooky games. Nvidia will be giving away $200,000 worth of Dead by Daylight keys and to enter... all you have to do is use GeForce Experience! 

Dead by Daylight is an innovative survival/horror game where you play as the slasher or the victim. One player is selected as the killer and four other players have to either team up or save themselves. The game has been a huge hit on Steam and was fairly popular on Twitch for some time. 

Get your mask or your running shoes out and sign up!

To sign up just log into GeForce Experience.

 

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