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Far Cry 5 Receives a Graphical Revamp with an HD Texture Pack

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For fans of Ubisoft’s Far Cry 5 that want even more graphical detail, patch v1.11 adds high resolution texture packs. Along with that, the patch also includes a variety of new additions to the level editor, including new weapons, vehicles and more.

On the computer side of things, both Steam and uPlay will automatically download the patch the next time you launch them.

HP Reinvents the PC

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HP set out to reinvent every aspect of the PC, from the materials used to build it to the experiences it can deliver. The result is a transformative form factor designed for true mobility and equipped to easily adapt to everyday use cases. The world’s first leather convertible PC, the Spectre Folio blends timeless craftsmanship with the latest technology to create a product unlike any other.

The Spectre Folio builds on the success of traditional laptops, 2-in-1 devices and convertibles, which are designed primarily for specific productivity tasks or scenarios. The result is unprecedented versatility in a PC that seamlessly converts between three distinct positions.

Tropico 6 Beta Trailer Released

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Tropico players rejoice! For those strategy gamers who enjoy taking the role of El Presidente and creating their own tropical paradise (or hell-hole slum), Tropico 6 is finally coming four years after Tropico 5 was released.

Available now for pre-order directly from Kalypso Media, players can get instant access to the beta as well as a price reduction of 10%. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players will have to wait for the launch, which is scheduled for January 2019.

Cooler Master Announces the Release of the COSMOS C700M

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Cooler Master, a global leader in manufacturing CPU coolers, computer components and peripherals, today announced the availability of the COSMOS C700M. The latest addition to the COSMOS series, the COSMOS C700M is among Cooler Master’s top-tier “Maker” segment of products and stands at the technological peak of its lineup.

Expanding upon the framework of its predecessors, the COSMOS C700M maintains the look of the series’ iconic aluminum handles and boasts the same dual curved tempered glass side panel as the COSMOS C700P, but with an updated lighter tint to allow for a clearer view of the internal layout of the case. Two addressable RGB (ARGB) lighting strips run continuously from the top of the case, down the front and to the bottom, reflecting off the aluminum bars to create ambient lighting. Users can toggle through the lighting modes to create the external look they want by pressing the ARGB control button on the front I/O.

Intel Core i9-9900K Leaked with Unique Packaging

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It appears that AMD and Intel are in quite a battle of copying one another, with the latest being something different when it comes to packaging. Unlike the boring, rectangular box we’re used to, Threadripper was shown in a rather large, unshapely box, and the second generation of Threadripper CPUs took that a step further by even including LED lighting.

Intel seems to have caught onto that idea, with the Core i9-9900K shipping in a 12-sided translucent acrylic box. Amazon accidentally gave an early listing, and Twitter user momomo_us managed to capture some pictures before the listing was redacted. Furthermore, listings have appeared on eBay, but they have since been removed as well.

Red Dead Redemption 2 Trailer Released

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Back in 2010, Rockstar Games released Red Dead Redemption, a GTA-esque game set in the year 1911 and taking place on the USA/Mexico border. The game was met with critical acclaim, but was never released on PC. Gamers were after a sequel almost from the get-go, and finally we’re getting it. Rockstar Games has released a trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2, which launches later this month on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

EVGA Launches B360 Micro Gaming Motherboard

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The EVGA B360 Micro Gaming is the discerning gamer’s choice for building a powerfully affordable system. This motherboard eliminates frills and unneeded features, while still providing a solid platform capable of gaming, work, or study.

Packing tried and true features, without breaking the bank! Make the EVGA B360 Micro Gaming your next motherboard and enjoy modern performance and features for a budget-friendly price.

$4 Overwatch PC – Exclusive 66% discount on Humble Monthly

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Overwatch is a team-based multiplayer first-person shooter video game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, which released on May 24, 2016 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows

If you didn’t already subscribe to Humble Monthly, well now you can own OverwatchDungeons 3Hidden Folks and more great games on PC  for Just under R60.00 ($4).

HyperX Adds New Cloud Earbuds Gaming Headphones with Microphone to Award-Winning Headset Lineup

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HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., today announced the release of HyperX Cloud Earbuds . Developed for Nintendo Switch and mobile gamers, Cloud Earbuds feature signature HyperX comfort coupled with new patent pending, HyperX designed soft silicone ear tips, giving gamers the ultimate in comfort and superior sound for an immersive gaming experience on the go.

HyperX Cloud Earbuds offer rich sound quality with Hi-Fi capable 14 mm drivers to deliver clear low, mid and high tones with enhanced bass and ambiance for a more captivating gaming experience. The earbuds include a rubberized, tangle-free cable connection that features a 90-degree angled plug optimized for handheld mode. The Cloud Earbuds also offer direct connectivity for voice chat functionality supporting Nintendo Switch with a slim in-line mic. For added mobile convenience, the in-line mic can also be used for mobile calls, and features convenient single button control for calls and streaming media.

TEAMGROUP Launches Minimalist Style USB Flash Drives

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TEAMGROUP, the world’s leading memory brand, today launches multiple USB flash drives to satisfy users’ different requirements in workplaces or other environments. They are the M181 with USB3.1 and Type-C OTG dual interface, and the lightweight and compact C182/C183 with high speed transfer interface.

COLORFUL Announces New iGame D-RAM DDR4 Gaming Memory

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Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and high-performance storage solutions is proud to announce the launch of its latest product to be part of its illustrious iGame series of high-performance parts. The new iGame DDR4 memory features speeds up to DDR4-3200 and sports the new, custom heatspreader from COLORFUL which fits in the iGame series theme. The new iGame memory features RGB lighting and supports for ASUS AURA Sync controls so you can customize the lighting to your personal style.

AOC: Gaming Displays for Hundreds of Millions of Gamers

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The gaming market achieves one record high after another, as the gamescom gaming show has recently demonstrated impressively with a new record attendance of 370,000 visitors. One of the leading industry players is the globally active monitor brand AOC. Stefan Sommer, Director Marketing & Business Management Europe, explains its success story in an interview.

How is the gaming display market developing?

Stefan Sommer: Very dynamically; the gaming market in general is growing in Europe as well as globally. Experts expect double-digit growth rates until 2021 with a 10.3% CAGR. The market for gaming displays respectively grows alongside it.

ENERMAX Presents Liqtech TR4 II

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ENERMAX introduces the second generation of Liqtech TR4 coolers.

In cooperation with AMD, ENERMAX has developed the all-in-one Liqtech TR4 CPU water cooler for the AMD Ryzen Threadripper processors. The second generation of Liqtech TR4 has been updated with an addressable RGB water block that allows synchronization with supported motherboards.

Razer Announces Nari Wireless Gaming Headset Family

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Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, announced the Razer Nari Ultimate wireless gaming headset with Razer HyperSense, advanced haptic technology that delivers an added dimension of touch to gaming, movie and music experiences.

Razer HyperSense was developed together with Lofelt, a German engineering firm that specializes in creating haptic technologies for immersive, natural, lifelike experiences.

Thermaltake Unveils New Riing Trio 14 RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition with TT AI Voice Control

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Thermaltake launches the Riing Trio 14 LED RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition (3-Fan Pack) today as the latest addition to the Riing Trio fan series. The Riing Trio 14 features a PWM controlled 140mm high-static pressure fan and 3 independent 16.8 million colors LED rings that are pre-installed with 30 addressable LEDs in total. As a member of the TT RGB PLUS Ecosystem, the Riing Trio 14 provides LED lighting and fan speed customization via Thermaltake’s patented TT RGB PLUS Software, TT AI Voice Control, and Amazon Alexa Voice Service. Users can sync the Riing Trio RGB lighting effects with local or international weather conditions as a fun way to read the weather. In addition to the latest software support, the Riing Trio 14 is also equipped with high quality hardware technology, the long-life hydraulic bearing, anti-vibration mounting system and compression fan blade design to guarantee excellent cooling performance and quiet operation. Complete your PC build with the gorgeous Riing Trio 14 RGB Radiator Fan TT Premium Edition.

Vivaldi Browser Keeps Your Data Safe

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Today Vivaldi launched the new version of its browser, Vivaldi 2.0, making it the most essential productivity tool for everyone.

The vision of Vivaldi is simple – users should be in control of how the browser looks, feels and works. This new upgrade allows users to browse with features that adapt to them, a style that fits and the values that they can stand by.

Vivaldi 2.0 is a big leap forward in achieving that vision. Working closely with its users every step of the way, Vivaldi has made over 1,500 improvements since launching its first version in 2016.

GALAX Teases HOF OC Lab Edition GPU Pot

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GALAX is one of the few (only?) companies that are truly focused on keeping extreme overclocking alive and kicking. To coincide with the upcoming availability of their GeForce RTX 2080TI HOF OC LAB WC Edition, a $ 1,799.99 card, they are releasing the OC Lab Edition GPU Pot for dry ice and liquid nitrogen overclocking. The pot is made of 99.9% pure copper and is ready to be taken all the way down to -196ºC and below.

GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti Founders Edition Launch Delayed

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Bad news for buyers of the GeForce RTX 2080 and RTX 2080 Ti (including directly from NVIDIA’s online store) – the cards have been delayed again, this time until around the 5-9 of October (the cards were originally supposed to be available between 20-27 September).

NVIDIA has not given a reason for the delay, but in an email sent out to German customers explained that the cards would be shipped between 5 and 9 October for express delivery, which will likely apply to customers of all regions outside of the USA.

The Crew 2 – FREE WEEKEND ON PC!

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Enjoy Free Weekend to discover Motornation! From the 27th of September to the 30th of September, make the best stunts and races. Ride all kind of cars, bikes, boats and planes!

About The Crew 2

The Crew 2 is an open world racing video game developed by Ivory Tower and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the sequel to 2014’s The Crew. It features a persistent open world environment for free-roaming across a scaled-down recreation of the United States.

Creative’s Super X-Fi Magical Headphone Holography Launches

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Creative today announced the launch of the first manifestation of its game-changing Super X-Fi headphone holography technology – the Creative SXFI AMP. Made for Android users, the SXFI AMP combines Super X-Fi technology with a premium high-performance headphone amplifier in a dongle no larger than a finger.

This will be followed very shortly by the availability in the next quarter of the SXFI AIR. Designed with iOS users in mind, the SXFI AIR heralds a whole new generation of advanced headphones that incorporate Super X-Fi technology right into the heart of a Bluetooth headphone. Look out for the full announcement soon. To find out more about the SXFI Air, or to reserve one, visit: sxfi.com/air.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9 512 GB South African Pricing Revealed

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Last week we revealed Apple’s iPhone Xs pricing, to which more than 90 % of people replied that they would not be considering the device. If you were one of them, one of the biggest rivals to the Apple is the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, which is available in a 512 GB model.

If 512 GB isn’t enough storage, the Note 9 also supports a microSD card with capacities of up to 512 GB, giving you a potential 1 TB storage on your phone.

Intel Adds to Portfolio of FPGA Programmable Acceleration Cards to Speed Up Data Center Computing

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Intel today extended its field programmable gate array (FPGA) acceleration platform portfolio with the addition of the new Intel Programmable Acceleration Card (PAC) with Intel Stratix 10 SX FPGA, Intel’s most powerful FPGA. This high-bandwidth card leverages the Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon CPU with FPGAs, providing data center developers a robust platform to deploy FPGA-based accelerated workloads. Hewlett Packard Enterprise* will be the first OEM to incorporate the Intel PAC with Stratix 10 SX FPGA along with the Intel Acceleration Stack for Intel Xeon Scalable processor with FPGAs into its server offering.

Intel Targets 5G Infrastructure with Latest Silicon Photonics Technology

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Intel today announced details on the expansion of its portfolio of 100G silicon photonics transceivers beyond the data center and into the network edge. At the European Conference on Optical Communication (ECOC) in Rome, Intel unveiled specifics on new silicon photonics products that are optimized to accelerate the movement of massive amounts of data being generated by new 5G use cases and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. The latest 100G silicon photonics transceivers are optimized to meet the bandwidth requirements of next-generation communications infrastructure while withstanding harsh environmental conditions.

HyperX Expands SSD Lineup with FURY RGB SSD

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Sunbury on Thames, UK – September 24th, 2018 – HyperX, a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products,today announced the release of HyperX FURY RGB SSD and HyperX SAVAGE EXO SSD. The FURY RGB SSD is designed for gamers looking to load games faster and smoother while brightening and enhancing their rigs with more colour and LED lighting. Savage EXO SSD is a performance external SSD that can be used to store and run applications quickly and directly from the device. Both SSDs utilise 3D NAND technology for better power efficiency and durability, delivering high read and write speeds, 10 times faster than a 7200RPM hard drive.

World War 3 System Requirements Revealed

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The Farm 51’s upcoming futuristic multiplayer FPS, World War 3, is available for pre-order on Steam. This, of course, means that the system requirements are now available. For those who don’t have the power to play the latest Battlefield or Call of Duty titles, you might still be able to play World War 3 as the requirements are pretty lax.

In case you don’t know what the game is about, the Steam page sums it up nicely: