EVGA's Gaming Jam

EVGA's Gaming Jam

Winter still creeps along the ground and air, so why not jam out to a few games in front of the warm glow of the monitor? You'll have a plethora of games to get the blood going, like Left 4 Dead 1 and 2, Battlefield 3 and 4, Team Fortress 2, and many others! All of this isn't only for fun and games, though. When you sign up for EVGA's Gaming Jam and log into our servers between March 16th, 2014 and March 29th, 2014, you'll qualify for some really great prizes – all just for playing! Signing up is completely free and easy for anyone, regardless of where you live. We have a ton of prizes to give away: like motherboards, graphics cards, and CPUs, so don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to play great games and win some quality products!

Click Here to sign up and for more information!


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.


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.