Smite: Scylla, Horror of the Deep

Although the game is still in beta the character releases have been impressive, in my opinion. The latest God revealed is Scylla who is from Greek mythology. During game play she becomes more dangerous as abilities become maxed out. Each maxed out ability grants her additional abilities such as teleport, snare, slow and her ultimate makes her CC immune. For a ranged mage she has some decent mobility to allow her to crush enemy Gods. 


My Time at PDX LAN

This last weekend, I had the privilege of working over a weekend- to go to PDX LAN.

 

I got there as they were setting everything up and took the opportunity to talk to as many people as I could before festivities began and people became more invested in their game time, and wow, are people pretty awesome. Not once did I encounter an unhappy face that didn’t greet me with a big smile and “hello!” which made me feel so welcome to the event from beginning to end. Eventually, the doors opened and the mass of gamers emerged, each one of them carefully setting their rigs up to show off and play. You could tell that many of the people there dedicated the time to making their computers look absolutely awesome, so if you ever want some computer eye candy, make sure you make it a point to get out to this event in the future.

 

After about an hour or two of setting up, the gaming began with in-house pickup games of Dota 2, League of Legends, Battlefield 4, and even Minecraft. There were many more games to be seen that were being played by the attendees as I made my way around, and eventually, tournaments began as people finished their warm ups and put their skills to the test against one another  for prizes offered by the sponsored companies.

 

While it might seem like gaming was the main show (And it partially is), seeing beautifully customized rigs and giveaways from multiple vendors was no small gig. Random events also peppered the overall LAN party, like a bocce ball competition, zombie bowling, a big wheel-o-prizes and a case mod competition to help break up the solid game time and keep people engaged with each other.

 


There is honestly a lot more I could talk about when it comes to PDX, but the excitement still seems to just be fueling itself and I’d never want to stop reliving that weekend. If you’re a gamer at heart, like me, then you have to go out to PDX LAN next time it’s around. You might make some new like-minded friends and memories to hold on to and retell, so why miss out?


EVGA will be at Beachcon 9

EVGA will be attending Beach 9 this year. The local lan event will be held at Cal State Long Beach University on April 12th, 2014. This event will feature PC and console gaming. Lan games will consist of Team Fortress 2, Counter Strike CS:GO, Battlefield 4, League of legends and more. Of course there will be prizes given out. EVGA is looking forward to supporting this Local Lan event and hope to see you there.

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

PC Gamers:
Your own desktop / laptop computer
Power Cables and a mouse!
Games - purchased & downloaded
Other necessary components

For more information about the event please visit: http://beachcon.org/
Directions to the event: Google Maps

TITANFALL - PC Beta Impressions and 7 Advanced Combat Tips

The Beta for Titanfall is over and WOW! We all had a blast. I ran a piece over at Gadget Review, which runs down my brief but unabashed impressions of the super fun Titanfall PC beta. I also offer some 7 slick combat tactics for Pilots both on the ground and in their massive 24ft tall Titans. The video above speaks to my #3 - "I Know Kung Fu". Number 3 explains the freedom pilots have with their jump kicks. Hint: they can be performed successfully up, down or any direction. 

These are the 7 Combat Tactics featured...

1. Titan AI

Your Titan possesses variable AI states, which you can change on the fly. You can tell it to...

2. Wall Hang

Make use of this often. To activate a wall hang, simply jump up and/or wall run up a wall and press...

3. I Know Kung Fu

The melee mechanic in Titanfall is similar to CoD. One hit equals an automatic...

4. Hacking Specters

Titanfall only supports 6 human players against another 6, effectively “6v6″. The other ...

5. Riding With Friends

We’ve seen plenty videos of how a single Pilot can “Rodeo” a Titan by leaping/climbing ...

6. Burn Cards

This is Respawn’s way of making even the most inexperienced Titan Pilot feel like he’s in Beast Mode. Burn Cards are...

7. Homeostasis Of Speed

Stay off the ground and you will be rewarded. Chaining a series of wall runs together...


Concluding Impressions

But I am still completely blown away by how exciting Titanfall is becoming. I definitely want to see more maps and...


Thanks, Respawn, EA Origin, FortySeven PR, EVGA and GadgetReview.

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. 

Show Us Your Rig and WIN!


EVGA’s modsrigs.com is giving away a chance to win $1000 just for showing off your rig! Do you have an epic rig that you’ve meticulously picked every part for, taken the extra time to painstakingly hide cables, and arranged things to look absolutely awesome? Take some nice pictures and upload them along with your rig stats to modsrigs.com and you can be entered in a chance to win that $1k! To be eligible to enter the drawing, you simply have to hit these four marks to qualify:

  • Have an EVGA Member Account
  • Have a completed Mods Rigs system marked for public display
  • Have a valid system image uploaded
  • Have a valid 3DMark 11 OR 3DMark Fire Strike score with link for verification

 

Simple enough, right? Once your rig is submitted, you’re automatically entered for a chance at the $1000 and just have to wait for the winners of the drawing to be announced. For further details, check the Mods Rigs site at: http://www.modsrigs.com/sponsorship.aspx. You never know, your rig might even show up at EVGAGaming.com!

 

If you’re not interested in submitting your rig or aren’t able to build your dream rig at the moment, don’t hesitate to browse modsrigs.com to get some ideas for future builds and check out some of EVGA’s great products. If you’re looking for more contests or drawings to participate in, head over to EVGA’s Facebook and Twitter pages to like and follow so you can be informed of future events to participate in. EVGA’s community is constantly growing and we want to keep contributing with fun contests and prizes, so join in whatever, whenever you can and be part of this great community.