The New “Old” Diablo 20th Anniversary Dungeon Video
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A sneak peek a at the new “old” 20th Anniversary Dungeon coming to Diablo 3 in patch 2.4.3.

I logged into the PTR and took my Demon Hunter out for a spin in the new 20th Anniversary Dungeon and after getting my Red Soul Shard. I used my Demon Hunter  power leveled it up to rank 62 to see what it could do. I can not think of any time I would use it as it is. Lets hope it gets a buff so we can use it end game!   

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I get the old school filter on this new area but did find it sickening after an hour or 2 of gameplay I don’t know if it was a combo of my por latency on the PTR (250ms) combined with the filter or just the filter. The dungeon is not only grainy it seems to have a low frame rate even thow I was sitting at 60+ FPS all the time. I have never got motion sickness from any game until now. lets just hope it is fixed before it goes live.        2016-11-10-4

The run through took 46 minutes but I have cut it down to 14 min to give you a peek at all levels. 

Kingston and HyperX at PAX Aus 2016
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You might all know Kingston for amazing HyperX RAM but did you know that they also now make some pretty cool peripherals?khx2

I had a chance to talk to Michael Teng from Kingston at PAX Aus over the weekend and he took the time to show me the new HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard. Now it’s not often I get excited about a keyboard I have had the same Logitech G19 for 7 years now and it’s fine. I find I don’t use the  macros on the keyboard so I have all the wasted space on my desk.  The HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard takes a very different approach. khx3

Michael has offered us the chance to check out the new range of keyboards in the coming weeks but for now let’s have a quick look.khx1

Check plate texture ensures you always find the right keys without having to look away from the screen. I know I have missed kills and failed to move in time due to moving to hitting ESDF by mistake.

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It’s solid, it’s sleek, and it looks sexy!  Let’s have a look at the official info from here.

HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard

HyperX™ Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard features a minimalistic, compact design that’s ideal for FPS gameplay. Its space-saving layout maximises desktop space for FPS mouse movement. Ultra-portable, HyperX Alloy FPS comes complete with a high-quality mesh travel pouch to store and protect the keyboard and accessories, and the detachable, mini-USB braided power cord reduces storage bulk and potential cable damage. For high-precision, gaming-grade key contact and reliability, it features Cherry® MX mechanical keys. 

Features

  • Compact design ideal for FPS gameplay
  • Solid-steel frame
  • Ultra-portable design with detachable cable
  • Cherry® MX mechanical keys
  • Convenient USB charge port
  • Game mode, 100 per cent anti-ghosting and full N-key rollover functions
  • HyperX red backlit keys with dynamic lighting effects
  • Additional coloured, textured keycaps for FPS gameplay

We will be looking at the HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and some of the HyperX cloud Headsets in the coming weeks.

Blizcon 2016 Live!
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If you want all the latest Blizzard news on OverWatch, Diablo, WoW, Starcraft Watch it now on Twitch!

If you missed the opening yesterday check it out here:

and All BlizzCon 2016 Cinematics:

Pax Melbourne 2016
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So its another year at Pax and the show is changing it’s bigger than ever and its not just about the game dev’s and table top gamers the hardware guys re getting into it and the retail shops have the biggest booths I don’t know if we need or even want retail shops like Harvey Norman at Pax and the price slashing PC parts shops like MSY are taking up space that I would like see game developers fill. I get that they pay to be here but its something I don’t think people need to pay to see. if you want to see what Harvey Norman has walk into any shop its free! Having some of the hardware guys showing off some of their new gaming kit like Kingston Tech is a step in the right direction. Kingston KBThis is the star of the show for me right now as far as hardware is the HyperX Alloy FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard I will talk more about it later.

ThermaltakeTieThermaltake have a booth full of case mods and the star of the show is this Darth Vader TIE Fighter (Advanced TIE Fighter) not a lot of new stuff to show off but its good to see them supporting the modding community in Australia. still lots to see so I’m off to clock up another 8k steps! At this rate I will not have to workout for a week.. ( for that to be true I need 58k steps to work off my fat ass) 😉

Unreal 4 Mos Eisley Fan Art – the Cantina VR Version is Coming!

This real-time UE4 Mos Eisley fan art project is finished. Here they have part 1, the Mos Eisley Cantina. The audio is a bit wonky as they got hit by You Tube’s copyright bots so the cantina music had to be taken out Read on and watch the videos over at VRjive.com

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VR Jive: What VR headset do I want??
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Playstation VR? Oculus Rift? HTC Vive? HoloLens? First off let’s scrap that Playstation VR as We are looking at choice if you are a playstation gamer get it if you are a PC gamer you are in the right place and you can read on!

Let’s start with Microsoft HoloLens if you don’t know Microsoft HoloLens is the first fully self-contained, holographic computer, enabling you to interact with high‑definition holograms in your world. It not VR it’s MR mixed reality. will you be able to play games? Yes can you play Elite Dangerous? No! will you want hololens? YES but for different reasons than the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift. Lets look at a video to see some of the things you can do! Read on

Get ready for some BFG time! Quake Champions – Debut Gameplay Trailer
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OMFG Bethesda and id Software have just released a Quake Champions Gameplay Trailer I can feel giddy school boy busting to get out!

id Software Studio Director Tim Willits took to the stage at QuakeCon 2016 to debut the first Quake Champions gameplay trailer. Packed with blazing-fast action and explosive rocket jumps you know and love, get first look at the game’s Champions – including new characters and franchise favorites.

In true Quake fashion, you’ll have an arsenal of powerful and unique weapons, each of which will feel familiar to long-time Quake players. There’s no loadouts, and no limit to the amount of guns you can carry. Quake Champions will be going into closed beta in 2017, so it won’t be too much longer before you’ll be able to get your hands on the heart-thumping arena-style FPS and see for yourself just how fast it is, running at 120hz with unlocked framerates.

To stay up to date with all the latest information on Quake Champions, head to Quake.com.

VR Jive Lets look at New Retro Arcade VR
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Dis game on Steam New Retro Arcade gotss’ta help ya’ get yo’ VR JIVE on Retro style!

Neon brings the golden age of gaming back to life as you are transported to the 80’s and early 90’s; where the fun and laughter began.
Download your own ROM’s and use our Arcade Builder to create your perfect emulator frontend. And on top of that, you and your friends have the choice to play more than 10 diverse mini games.
Pick up a pair of light guns and head straight into the all new Aimbot and Zombie Problem II cabinets. Classics games such as Air Hockey, Skeeball, Whack a Mole and One Punch Boxing are also available! There’s a projector room for watching videos on, bowling lanes for a game of ten-pin, basketball machines, darts, playable guitars, drum machines and more! Read more on our VR Site VR Jive

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New SWTOR Companion System (the Alliance System)
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Introducing the Alliance System
Be it the cheeky Astromech Droid, the stalwart Wookiee partner-in-crime, the ambitious upstart apprentice that is yours alone to mold, or any of the other 40-odd characters found in Star Wars™: The Old Republic™ to-date; we all know and love our Companions (especially the chronically under-appreciated ship droids!). Companion characters have always been a big part of our personal stories, and with the upcoming release of the new Digital Expansion, Knights of the Fallen Empire, comes an even deeper focus on characters and storytelling. For this reason it only makes sense that we would seek to include our beloved friends (especially the ship droids!!) in that experience.

Knights of the Fallen Empire has given us an excellent opportunity to take stock of the role of Companions within Star Wars: The Old Republic (from both a gameplay and storytelling standpoint), and to enhance their behavior and mechanics, which have remained largely unchanged since the original launch of the game. I’d therefore like to take some time to share with you some details about the changes and new features related to Companions that will be coming with the launch of Game Update 4.0, as well as some of our thoughts behind these changes.

The Goal of Our Companion System Improvements
Before we dive into the details, allow me to go just a bit into the “why”, to provide some context for the reasoning that was guiding many of the choices we made.

Removing Companion Usage Barriers

Here’s a familiar scenario: Over the course of your adventures, you meet a new Companion character. They seem like an interesting, fun, or cool character, and you might like to run around the galaxy with them for a bit… but it turns out that their abilities just aren’t a good match for your combat style… so you never use them. Ever.

One of our biggest design goals is to try and eliminate as much as possible the artificial barriers that prevent you from playing with the Companions you want, when you want, and how you want.

Elite Dangerous: Horizons Planetary Landings

Beta Ordered! News for the first X-pack for Elite Dangerous is out and its called “Horizons” this expansion will be what the guys over at Frontier Developments call a Season and it will give you a full season of updates starting with Planetary Landings, buggy’s  a new Cobra and more! Read on to find out all you need to know about this update!

Elite Dangerous: Horizons is a new season of major gameplay expansions for Elite Dangerous, beginning with Planetary Landings across the Elite Dangerous galaxy.

Elite Dangerous: Horizons will continue to introduce new features and gameplay as the season continues into 2016, enriching the Elite Dangerous experience with new activities and new ways to play.

Elite Dangerous: Horizons – A new season of expansions for Elite Dangerous, starting Holiday 2015 on PC.
• Planetary Landings – Elite Dangerous: Horizons launches with the eagerly-awaited planetary landings on countless 1:1 scale worlds.
• Game-Changing Content – Map uncharted worlds, dogfight in canyons, discover items and events you’ll only find on world surfaces.
• Driving on Planets – Embark on surface expeditions in all-terrain Surface Roving Vehicles (SRVs).
• Play with Friends – Share the experience above and on the ground in Wings, and participate in Powerplay and story events in unique ways.
• A Whole Season Of Expansions – Regular major updates included in the single purchase.
• One Elite: Dangerous Community – All Elite Dangerous players will continue to benefit from ongoing improvements.

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FAQ’s

There’s been lots of confusion about what Horizons is, it’s price model, and what it contains. Here is a compilation of all known information. This is all unbiased facts meant to clear up confusion. Please correct me if I got anything wrong.
What is Elite Dangerous: Horizons?

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