Overwatch Halloween Terror 2018 Skins Live With New Event Update

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Overwatch gets a new seasonal event, called Halloween Terror 2018, you will receive skins live with new event update.

Halloween Terror’s return also introduces a new Halloween-themed version of Château Guillard and the addition of Tracer and Brigitte to the Junkenstein’s Revenge PvE mode.

Black Friday 2018 is coming to South Africa

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It’s that time of the year again, yes another Black Friday, remember to set your calendars for Black Friday 2018, is set to take place on 23 November 2018, and is now an international day of massive discounts on items from physical stores and online retailers.

Big Name Stores in South Africa like Takealot, Makro, Checkers, Telkom, and Game all hold Black Friday specials, offering savings on a wide array of products. Also there will be specials on smaller retailers in South Africa as-well, followed by some PC Online Stores, Wootware, Evetech, Rebeltech ect and many more.

You Will Soon Be Able to Change Your PSN Online Nametag

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Gamers with embarrassing or outdated game tags will soon be able to change their PSN Online ID on the PlayStation 4 as part of the PlayStation Preview Program. Select users from previous PS4 system software betas will be given access to this feature via the Profile page of their PS4.

Intel’s 9th Gen K Series CPU Added to the Alienware Aurora

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Roughly five years ago we began planning the Alienware Aurora. While working with many teams in many regions, we always knew that we’d have to offer the latest performance. As has been the history of Alienware, performance is paramount to the brand’s success and is the first feature customers expect.

Fast forward to 2017. In only October of last year, the Alienware Aurora was updated to Intel’s 8th Gen 6-Core CPUs. Prior, it had been running Intel’s four core processors for well on a decade – so the launch of 6-core was especially welcomed by us and our customers. Now – a mere 12 months later, we are already moving to new 9th Generation 8-core K-Series (i5, i7, i9) just in time for the holidays.

EK Introduces EK-CryoFuel Solid Coolants

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EK Water Blocks, premium computer liquid cooling gear manufacturer, is proud to announce the launch of a brand new line of EK-CryoFuel coolants! EK-CryoFuel Solid non-transparent coolants are all based on a new patent-pending formula with vivid, long-lasting color stability.

The coolant contains everything a high-end liquid cooling system requires for efficient thermal performance and providing the necessary protection for your water blocks.

It carries the essential synergistic corrosion inhibitors and biological inhibitors – thus promoting long and safe operational life for your liquid cooling products and high thermal efficiency.

Thermaltake New View 21 TG RGB Plus Mid Tower Chassis

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Thermaltake, a leading premium gaming tower manufacturer, announced the immediate availability of the Thermaltake View 21 TG RGB Plus Edition Mid Tower Chassis and View 71 TG RGB Plus Edition Full Tower Chassis. Both chassis belong to the TT Premium product line and are also TT RGB Plus Ecosystem products. The TT RGB Plus Ecosystem is an intelligent lighting system for PCs that combines the most advanced addressable LED lighting with Thermaltake’s patented TT RGB PLUS Software, Razor Chroma, and Amazon Alexa Voice Service. The View 21 TG RGB Plus features three 120mm Pure Plus 12 RGB front fans, one 120mm Pure Plus 12 RGB rear fan with removable filters, and a full-length PSU cover for outstanding ventilation. The chassis offers excellent cable management with its maximum 50mm width, and supports a tower CPU cooler with a maximum height of 160mm, and a dual expansion slot VGA of up to 410mm in length without HDD rack. Furthermore, the chassis has the ability to accommodate multiple 3.5”/2.5” storage devices at the same time. The View 71 TG RGB Plus features three 120mm Riing Plus 12 RGB front fans and one 120mm Riing Plus 12 RGB rear fan for outstanding ventilation, and its seven drive trays with modular drive racks deliver advanced storage capacity and liquid cooling expansion. This elegantly designed piece utilizes swing-out side panels and is enclosed with four 5mm tempered glass windows for users to completely demonstrate their DIY handiwork.

WWE 2K19 Now Available on Steam

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WWE 2K19 returns as the flagship WWE video game, with cover Superstar AJ Styles! Experience tons of creation options, match types and more!

WWE 2K19 arrives as the latest entry to the flagship WWE video game franchise and features cover Superstar AJ Styles. WWE 2K19 will showcase a massive roster of popular WWE Superstars, Legends and Hall of Famers, as well as NXT favorites. Experience authentic WWE gameplay, extensive creation options, engaging match types, fan-favorite modes and much more!

ZADAK SHIELD Double Capacity DDR4 32GB 3600MHz Single Stick

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ZADAK announces the very first double capacity DDR4 featuring personalized AURA2 RGB lighting which was built ahead of many competitors, the SHIELD DC(Double Capacity) DDR4. Co-developed with ASUS ROG team, it amazingly supports small form factor motherboards of Intel Z390 including ROG MAXIMUS XI APEX, MAXIMUS XI GENE, and ROG STRIX Z390-I Gaming. With the whole new architecture, it achieves not only double capacity of 32GB for single slot, but also high frequency of 3600MHz with impressive stability. Such a widely praised high-end memory module in the PC world comes along once in a lifetime.

Fallout 76’s Full Map Revealed

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The full world map for Fallout 76 has been revealed and now you can see how it compares to Fallout 4.

Bethesda says Fallout 76 is the biggest game it has ever created. At E3 2018 the studio said it will be “four times larger” than Fallout 4, which already offers a pretty expansive game world

Sony Confirms PlayStation 5 is in the Works (No Mentions of what the New Console Will Be Called)

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Sony has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 is in the works, and there are hints that the next machine could feature backward compatibility for old games too. Sony has finally gone on the record to say what we all know to be true: PlayStation 5 is coming.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is Now Available on Steam

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey is the latest in the AC series, with this episode taking you back to (unsurprisingly given the name) Ancient Greece. You need to choose your fate to evolve your character from an outcast to a living legend, embarking on an odyssey to uncover the secrets of your past and change the fate of Ancient Greece.

Eight CPU Cores Meet RTX Graphics in the ROG STRIX GL12CX Gaming Desktop

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ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) today announced Strix GL12CX, a full-featured factory-overclocked and liquid-cooled gaming desktop featuring the latest eight-core 9th Generation Intel Core i9-9900K processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX graphics. The 9th Gen Intel Core processor is fully unlocked for further fine-tuning via the ROG Armoury Crate software, which also lets users customize the Aura Sync lighting inside and out. To complement the hot-swap SSD bay demanded by esports tournaments, there’s an innovative DIMM.2 module that can hold dual SSDs cooled by dedicated heatsinks. With cutting-edge components and extensive connectivity housed in an easily upgradeable design, Strix GL12CX offers a jaw-dropping gaming experience today with room to grow into tomorrow.

NVIDIA Shares Slip on RTX Family Sales

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Nvidia’s new RTX series made news all over and raised expectations for the brand long before it was released. Gamers were excited and miners were hopeful. Everyone had an opinion on launch dates, apparent benchmarks were “leaked” and people were just about to throw punches about misinformation and opinions being spread as fact. After launch though, it seems like Nvidia might have made a bit of a mistake.

Google+ Shuts Down

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Game over for Google+: the ill-fated social networking platform has lost the game to Facebook and will be shutting down. Google cites a vulnerability in the Google+ API which potentially affected up to 500,000 users.

EVGA Unveils Their Z390 Dark and Z390 FTW Motherboards

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The Intel Z390 chipset is built for the extreme performance of Intel’s first 8-Core processor for desktop motherboards. EVGA Z390 boards are designed for the purpose of everyday tasks, exceptional performance, hardcore gaming, and, of course, overclocking. Featuring EVGA’s latest GUI BIOS with OC Robot and in-BIOS stress testing, the ability to flash the BIOS without a CPU, and EVGA Nu Audio, these boards offer a little something new for everyone. Although the EVGA Z390 FTW is the first board available, you should always be careful of what’s waiting in the Dark….

Intel Also Announces Seven New Intel Core X-Series Processors

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Intel also announced seven (i7-9800X, i9-9820X, i9-9900X, i9-9920X, i9-9940X, i9-9960X and i9-9980XE) new Intel Core X-series processors for Intel’s most scalable desktop platform with a variety of core counts and I/O capabilities, as well as details on the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor. Designed with high frequencies and platform features for both lightly threaded and heavily threaded workloads, these processors are designed to handle the most demanding tasks and applications. Both products are built on the Intel Mesh Architecture, which increases memory and I/O bandwidth, while decreasing latency – a critical need for the demanding workloads of creators and experts.

G.SKILL Announces Double Capacity DDR4 with Trident Z RGB DC Series 32GBx2 Memory Kits

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G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce Trident Z RGB DC series DDR4 64GB (32GBx2) memory kits. Utilizing the latest Double Capacity DIMM technology closely developed with ASUS, the Trident Z RGB DC series DDR4 memory is able to provide double the maximum capacity of DDR4 UDIMM modules on select ASUS Z390 chipset motherboards.

Intel Announces World’s Best Gaming Processor: New 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K

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Intel today announced the 9th Gen Intel Core i9-9900K, the world’s best gaming processor, and said preorders for the new processor would begin today. The announcement was made as part of a series of new desktop processor introductions that will enable amazing performance and platform features to meet a range of consumer needs from gaming to content creation. New processors introduced today include the first 9th Gen Intel Core processors, new Intel Core X-series processors and the Intel Xeon W-3175X processor.

G.SKILL Demonstrates DDR4-4800 16GB(2x8GB) and DDR4-4500 32GB(4x8GB) Kits For Intel Z390 Motherboards

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G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world’s leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, demonstrates two extreme DDR4 RGB specifications on the latest Intel Z390 chipset, including DDR4-4800MHz CL19 16GB (2x8GB) and DDR4-4500MHz CL19 32GB (4x8GB). Both kits are built with high performance Samsung DDR4 B-die ICs and provide the fastest XMP speed of each capacity configuration.

NZXT Unveils N7 Z390 Motherboard: Feature-Rich for Enthusiast Gamers

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NZXT today announces the N7 Z390, its newest motherboard designed around Intel’s Z390 chipset and supporting the latest Intel 9th Gen CPUs. With the new N7 everything you need to build a stunning and powerful gaming PC is available right out-of-the-box.

All the essentials are included, along with built-in wireless and Bluetooth connectivity, digital fan control, and HUE 2 integrated RGB lighting channels. Get the N7 into your build even faster with an integrated rear I/O shield. The N7’s signature all-metal motherboard cover returns to perfectly match the color and finish of your case, creating a visually seamless backdrop for your components. Additionally, NZXT’s CAM software gives you full control over your system’s lighting, cooling, and performance straight from your desktop.

MSI Launches Z390 Motherboard Family

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MSI, a world leader in motherboard design and manufacturing, is proud to announce the availability of new motherboards with the Intel Z390 chipset alongside the launch of 9th Generation Intel Core Processors. Beginning this generation, MSI motherboards will follow revamped naming rules that align products with feature segments.

Overclockers, gamers, content creators, and professionals can now more easily make the perfect choice from the MEG, MPG or MAG series as well as the existing PRO Series.

Aqua Computer D5 NEXT – Smart Pump with Integrated LED & Fan Controller

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Aqua Computer is presenting its latest generation of coolant pumps today. The D5 NEXT is a new development based mechanically on the proven Laing D5 pump with highly advanced electronics and a wide range of functions.

The pump is mechanically divided by Aqua Computer into a motor unit and an electronics unit which can be plugged together. This simplifies assembly and helps with maintenance.

A special design feature is a decoupling system already integrated into the pump which significantly eases installation and effectively prevents noise caused by vibrations.

ASRock Launches Intel Z390 motherboards with Phantom Gaming Series

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The leading global motherboard manufacturer, ASRock, is pleased to announce the launch of the new Intel Z390 motherboard series, and also the Phantom Gaming Motherboards, the latest addition to the company’s popular Phantom Gaming line up. These versatile new motherboards support the latest 9th Generation Intel Core processors with socket 1151.

Introducing Adobe Photoshop Elements 2019 & Premiere Elements 2019

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The Elements team is excited to announce the release of Photoshop Elements 2019 & Premiere Elements 2019.

The 2019 release focuses on: Streamlining the apps’ usability to get you up and running quickly; Discoverability enhancements so that you can get inspired, learn and uncover fun new projects to try out yourself; and Improved performance across the board.

Supermicro Refutes Claims in Bloomberg Article

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Super Micro Computer, Inc. (SMCI), a global leader in enterprise computing, storage, networking solutions and green computing technology, strongly refutes reports that servers it sold to customers contained malicious microchips in the motherboards of those systems.

In an article today, it is alleged that Supermicro motherboards sold to certain customers contained malicious chips on its motherboards in 2015. Supermicro has never found any malicious chips, nor been informed by any customer that such chips have been found.