Paragon: New Hero - Greystone

 Epic Games has been going strong with their First Person MOBA game:  Paragon!  Updates, and new heroes with the help of customer feedback and suggestions, the game has been improving and getting better with each update.

This week a new hero was released named Graystone!  A fighter class who will excel in the front lines along with other team mates to share in the glory! With skills like "Assault the Gates" you will be able to close the gap between you and the enemy, and using the "Make Way" skill to deal an area effect damage to those around you.  Equipped with a passive resistance bonus, Graystone can take the hits and dish them out.  The ultimate Graystone ability is using his "Reforged" skill, which will turn him into stone, just before the enemy thinks he's beaten you, and you respawn with a portion of health and full Mana to take out those who did you wrong!  

Check out the Graystone Overview trailer below to see these awesome abilities in action!

Along with the introduction of Graystone, there have been some updates to the Card Packs and some noticeable changes to the UI and some fixes, which you can read about on the Paragon Blog.
 
Let us know what you think of Graystone and the new UI down in the comment section below!
 

Paragon: New Hero - Khaimera

The folks over at Epic Games in charge of Paragon are still going strong with updates, changes and best part, new heroes being added all the time!  Most recently is the new hero: Khaimera!  

Possessed by the spirit of a wild beast, Khaimera and his abilities are perfect for those wanting to isolate the enemy and take them out.  The most notable of these abilities is the Spirit Regeneration which is a Passive ability: Khaimera gains stacks of temporary Health Regen when he lands basic attacks on an enemy. These stacks last for 5 seconds.  Used with his Ultimate: Cull, creates an awesome 1v1 match with any enemy and ability to regenerate while eliminating the opposition.

Check out the Khaimera overview video down below for mow details and to check out exactly how Khaimera play on the battle field.  

Khaimera is a great addition to the list of Paragon heroes.  If you purchased a founders pack or currently playing, Khaimera is available to play now!  Also be sure to check out the latest updates to the game released yesterday June 28th.  Let us know your thoughts on the new hero and your current go to hero in Paragon, in the comment section below!
 

Battlefield 1 - EA Play Trailer

 

Battlefield 1 has definitely been the focus of many talks around the gaming community.  With the E3 hype still going strong two weeks later, this is definitely going to be a game to add to your wishlist!  Taking a step in the opposite direction, Battlefield 1 will set players in combat during World War I along side all the weapons, devices, tanks, planes and vehicles of that time era.  

A short list of the confirmed items in game are the following:  

The confirmed Melee weapons:

  • Spiked mace
  • Trench spade
  • Bolo knife: available in the Harlem Hellfighter pre-order pack in the Deluxe Edition
  • Jambiya dagger: available in the Lawrence of Arabia pack in the Deluxe Edition
  • Scimitar
  • Bayonet

The confirmed Firearms:

  • Trench shotgun: available in the Harlem Hellfighter pre-order pack
  • Colt M1911 semi-automatic pistol: available in the Harlem Hellfighter pre-order pack
  • Lee Enfield SMLE bolt-action rifle: a different skin is available in the Lawrence of Arabia pack
  • P08 Luger pistol: available in the Red Baron Deluxe Edition
  • Mauser C96 semi-automatic pistol
  • MG08 machine gun: mounted and load-out weapon will be available
  • Mauser 1918 T-Gewehr anti-tank rifle
  • Mauser Gewehr 98 bolt-action rifle with side-mounted scope
  • Springfield M1903 bolt-action rifle with side mounted scope
  • MP 18 SMG
  • Lewis Gun LMG
  • Lifebuoy M1 flamethrower

The confirmed Gadgets and Explosives:

  • Anti-tank grenade
  • Smoke grenade
  • Mustard gas grenade
  • Gas mask
  • Dynamite

A very short list of the massive stock pile of weapons that players will be able to use during their encounters in game.  Also, everyone has seen the awesome trailers released before the E3 conference.  Which you can revisit below.  But also released is the new BF1 Official Gameplay Trailer, with even more jaw dropping action.  

 
We all definitely which that the actual gameplay would be exactly like the trailers, and actually some of the Beta gameplay actually looks very promising.  There will be of course more videos released as we get closer to the open beta testing phase.  For now stay tuned and enjoy all the YouTube videos that those in the closed beta are putting out.  Set to release later this year on October 21st, you can already pre-order you copy of the game via Amazon, GameStop, and the EA Origin Site.  Although it seem that PC owners will only be able to get the standard version, again with PS4 and XboxOne owners having the option to order the Collectors Edition.  Hopefully this will get updated, as I know a few die hard BF fans will want to have this option available.  Let us know your thought on BF1 and if you are planning on picking it up via pre-order or when it launches, down in the comment section below! 
 

School's Out Summer Gaming Event!

EVGA School's Out Gaming Event

School's Out!!! It's time to get your friends together and game for a chance to win great prizes from EVGA! Stay out of the heat for a while and play on any EVGA Game Server for a chance to win. Remember, the more you play, the better the prizes.

There are quite a few games for you to choose from, like Battlefield 4, Team Fortress 2, and many others! All of this isn't only for fun and games, though. When you sign up for the EVGA School's Out Gaming Event and log into our servers between June 15, 2016 and June 29, 2016, 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 lots of prizes to give away, so don't miss out on this awesome opportunity to play great games and win some quality products!

Qualifying for the event is very easy if you follow these simple steps. Sign up on the article page with either your Steam ID, BF4 soldier name, or all three if you feel like it. After that, all you have to do is log in and play anytime during June 15, 2016 4:00 PM Pacific to June 29, 2016 11:59:59 PM Pacific. Be sure to check the official EVGA Gaming blog to see the full list of servers available and read some great articles from team EVGA! Please don't forget to keep enjoying our servers after the event ends!

This is a global promotion and all are welcome to participate.

Paragon Double Rep Weekend!

The folks over at Epic Games are giving everyone playing Paragon an Double Reputation Weekend.  Starting Thursday, June 9th and running until Sunday, June 12th, players will be able to earn twice as much Reputation!

What is Reputation and what is is used for?  Reputation is one of the two in game currencies used in Paragon.  A time based currency which is earn at the end of every match played.  The Reputation earned is based on a few factors, such as Game Length, Victory or Losses, and Boosts.  Reputation points can be used to buy things form the Paragon Store such as card packs, Master Challenges and unique Hero Skins!

So if you are taking part in the early access portion of Paragon, then make sure to jump in and earn your double Reputation points this weekend!

 

Overwatch Official Launch Day!

Well today is the day!  Blizzard began its journey for today's official launch about 2 years ago!  Today is the official launch day for OVERWATCH!

Many fans out there have been waiting patiently for today, including some of the EVGA employees!  Official release will be at 4PM PDT and its when the world will go crazy playing Overwatch!  You can see the launch schedule via their release map below!

So you have your pre-order and your ready to start playing, but is your system up to the Overwatch requirements?  Check out the Minimum and Recommended Specs:  

Minimum Requirements

  • Operating System:  Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor:  Intel® Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ X3 8650
  • Video:  NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 460, ATI Radeon™ HD 4850, or Intel® HD Graphics 4400
  • Memory:  4 GB RAM
  • Storage:  30 GB available hard drive space
  • Internet:  Broadband internet connection
  • Resolution:  1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

Recommended Specifications:

  • Operating System:  Windows® 7 / Windows® 8 / Windows® 10 64-bit (latest Service Pack)
  • Processor:  Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Phenom™ II X3 or better
  • Video: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 660 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7950 or better
  • Memory:  6 GB RAM
  • Storage:  30 GB available hard drive space
  • Internet:  Broadband internet connection
  • Resolution:  1024 x 768 minimum display resolution

The next few days will be all out the Overwatch hype!  Let us know who your favorite Overwatch character is in the comment section below!!

Paragon: Free Beta Weekend!

The kind folks over at Epic Games have announced a Free Beta Weekend to give those who have not yet experienced the greatness that is Paragon a chance to play for free!

The Free Beta Test weekend is scheduled to take place starting May 26 through May 30th.  In order to to be eligible to participate, you will want to click on the "Beta Sign-Up" link on the Paragon website!

Remember that all of the Paragon Heroes are available to play for everyone.  There are some level requirements you need to reach for some of the heroes, but that's the only restriction on a new account.  Also, Paragon is cross platform, so if you have some friends who own a PS4, then you can have them sign up and play together!

For information, head on over to the Paragon announcement, sign up on their main page, and get ready to have an awesome time during the Free Beta Weekend!