EVGA @ SXSW!

SXSW boasts to connect industry insiders and the general public like no other event with panels, a free expo, parties, and demos that you can’t miss starting March 7th – 9th. Guess who definitely can’t miss out on this chance to share an awesome time with the public? EVGA will be at SXSW to show off the new Hadron chassis, an award winning line of PSUs, and NVIDIA’s G-sync technology.

To add to an already awesome event, EVGA is offering a deal for all those who attend event by giving out a promo code for the Hadron Air chassis, which includes a 500W gold rated PSU built right into the case and a 3 year warranty. You can also stop by the EVGA booth, number 416, to talk or ask us any questions you might have about our products!

SXSW is held in Austin, Texas, which is considered to be one of the hotbeds for the ever-expanding gaming industry. There will be tons of top-dog companies from the industry there to fill up the weekend if you get a chance to go to this awesome event (Don’t forget that the gaming event itself is free and open to the public)! Try not to miss out if you can help it, if not, there’s always next year.

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.