Xbox Games With Gold For March 2017 Announced

Xbox Games With Gold For March 2017 Announced

The month of March is drawing closer and Microsoft has announced the list of free games for the Xbox. Xbox Live Gold members can download them next week.

It’s been only a week, since Layers of Fear was released and it has already been made free-to-play on the Xbox One. It’ll be joined by the co-op shooter Evolve, later that month. Evolve became a free game for PC last year, and in March of this year, it’ll become free for Xbox too.

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Xbox 360 players can play Borderlands for free, from the beginning of March and can play Heavy Weapon towards the end. These games are also both playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility.

Xbox One

  • Layers of Fear (March 1-31)
  • Evolve (March 16 – April 15)

Xbox 360

  • Borderlands 2 (March 1-15)
  • Heavy Weapon (March 16-31)
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AMD’s RYZEN is here, competing against Intel and it promises a lot

AMD’s RYZEN is here, competing against Intel and it promises a lot

RYZEN has arrived

AMD is going to do a ‘hard launch’ of its first three processors on March 2. They are said to outperform Intel’s high end chips, while undercutting their prices by a massive 54%.

AMD’s Ryzen consists of three classes under it: the premium Ryzen 7, the midrange Ryzen 5, and the cheapest Ryzen 3. The premium chips are going to be rolled out first to the public and they will include: Ryzen 7 1800X costing at $499, the Ryzen 7 1700X at $399 and Ryzen 7 1700 $329. The Ryzen 5 and Ryzen 3 will be launched later this year, but, AMD didn’t mention the date.

We will now see, what these three chips are made of.

Ryzen 7 1800x

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Titled as the top-tier chip of the premium class, the 1800x powers at 95 watts while boasting 8 cores and 16 threads. It runs at 3.6GHz and will boost to 4GHz. When 1800x is compared with the $1089 priced Intel Core i7-6900K, the 1800X recorded an identical single-thread score of 162 on the Cinebench benchmark. But, when all of its cores were turned on, the 1800X outperformed the 6900K by 9 percent, recording a score of 1,601.

Ryzen 7 1700x

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The 1700x comprises of a 8-core, 16-thread chip, runs at 3.4GHz and boosts to 3.8GHz. On the multicore Cinebench benchmark, the 1700X scored 1,537, 4 percent faster than the Core i7 6900K chip. AMD said, the 1700x is aimed at gamers and content creators.

Ryzen 7 1700

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The Ryzen 1700 powers at 65 watts, runs at 3GHz and boosts to 3.7GHz. It also comprises of 8 cores and 16 threads. It scored 1,410 on the multicore Cinebench test, a massive 46 percent better than the Intel Core i7 7700K.  During the Handbrake video-encoding test, the R7 1700 finished in 61.8 seconds, while the 7700K did it in 71.8.

Strategy and purpose behind the launch of Ryzen? I’ll tell you that.

AMD did a research on Intel and figured out that they have been delivering minor improvements every year. AMD had analyzed these improvements from Intel and charted out a plan of delivering the opposite. Reduced price and improved performance is what every person who owns a PC would look forward too. This is the point of leverage, that AMD has taken up against Intel. Ryzen could easily slow down Intel’s business, making the latter give up most of its market shares.

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These might be the way Intel would respond

As far as I can see, Intel have three options up their sleeve. The first will be, instant reduction in their prices. If this happens, AMD will have a lot to lose while Intel will have less to gain. This is an option of sacrificing something to gain something else.

The second option could be, pushing single-threaded chips like the Core i3, while adding additional cores to its existing lineup.

The third option will be Intel’s Optane, a high-end storage technology which Intel could use to boost CPU performance and improve the system.

I’m not sure, to which option Intel will resort to. All I can say now is, the anticipation for AMD’s Ryzen is pretty high. This might be one of the fierce competitions Intel has ever faced.

What are your opinions or thoughts on this?

 

Overwatch Nendoroid has been announced

Overwatch Nendoroid has been announced

The Good Smile Company announced that it will launch another Nendoroid this August.

Nendoroid? What in the world is that?

Don’t worry! I heard your question.

They are miniature, hand-painted display statues of known, famous characters. They are completely articulated and can be posed in different manners. This time, the Nendoroid the company was talking about would be Tracer from the shooter game, Overwatch. Take a look at the gallery below for you to get an idea of it.

The Tracer Nendoroid comes with a transparant adjustable apparatus to help you change Tracer’s pose without any problems with balancing the statue. The accessories include blue lightning-styled streak from the generator she wears on her back and chest, interchangeable legs, a Pulse Bomb and a replaceable hand.

It will be priced at $39 excluding tax and shipping, and will be available from August.

Its $250 to access the show floor at E3 2017

Its $250 to access the show floor at E3 2017

The entertainment software association has opened sales for the E3 2017 event.

The price for a ticket is $150 if bought today. From tomorrow, the buying price goes up to $250. In addition to that, about 15000 seats are being alloted just for the gamers and consumers. The event is scheduled to happen from June 13 through June 15. During these three days, you can get access to the show floor which will be flooded by discussion panels and stations competing against each other.

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While I was thinkng long and hard on how selling costly tickets would work, the ESA was questioned about the $250 price point and it seems the game publishers were also a part of this price fixing. Rich Taylor, the senior VP of communications for the ESA said,

Our members and key exhibitors helped determined the price points and $249 for a three-day pass is an incredible deal. We’re going to have more than 200 exhibitors — leading companies from around the world — showcasing never-before-seen video games. Couple that experience with an opportunity to listen to leading video game industry figures at E3’s panel sessions and we think these tickets will go quickly.

So, it does seem that they have a smart strategy to make the most of this event with the current price point by also providing value with the help of new games and interviews with industry figures.

The event will happen in Los Angeles and you can register for the event here.

This week’s Xbox one and Xbox 360 deals with gold

This week’s Xbox one and Xbox 360 deals with gold

This new week has begun with some amazing deals from Microsoft.

I’ll just jot down the Xbox one and Xbox 360 deals of the week. The deals that are bold are available for Xbox Live members and the ones that aren’t bold are available for Xbox Live Gold members.

Xbox One Weekly Deals (Through February 13)

  • Adventures of Pip — $7.50
  • Among the Sleep — $7.50
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III Digital Deluxe Edition — $60
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III Gold Edition — $36
  • Clouds & Sheep — $6.70
  • Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition Demon Hunter Bundle — $18
  • Devil May Cry 4 Special Edition — $12.50
  • DmC Devil May Cry Definitive Edition — $9.90
  • Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires — $25
  • Ethan: Meteor Hunter — $6.70
  • Mitsurugi Kamui Hikae — $6
  • Steep — $39
  • Steep Gold Edition — $52
  • The Crew Calling All Units — $16.74
  • The Crew Season Pass — $15
  • The Crew Ultimate Edition — $30
  • The Crew Bronze Crew Credit Pack — $9
  • The Crew Gold Crew Credit Pack — $20
  • The Crew Platinum Crew Pack — $30
  • The Crew Silver Crew Pack — $16
  • The Crew — $18
  • Rainbow Six Siege — $25
  • Rainbow Six Siege Complete Edition — $67
  • Rainbow Six Siege Year 2 Gold Edition — $56

Xbox 360 Weekly Deals (Through February 13)

  • Asura’s Wrath — $5
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops — $15
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops III — $20
  • Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 — $8
  • Castlevania: Symphony of the Night — $4
  • Devil May Cry 4 — $6.60
  • DmC Devil May Cry — $4
  • DMC HD Collection — $4

 

Playstation store deals for this week

Playstation store deals for this week

This week, Playstation 4, Playstation 3 and Playstation Vita brought sales to the Playstation store, when their deals went live.

Deals were for rockstar games, anime games and deals only for Playstation Plus members. The PS Plus deals comprise of PS VR games. The following are the ones that fall under the PS Plus deals.

  • Thumper for $16
  • Rise of the tomb raider for $30
  • Star Wars:Battlefron for $10
  • Keep talking and nobody explodes for $10.49 and
  • Headmaster for $14

For the Rockstar deals, you get

  • GTA5 for $30 on PS4 and $20 on PS3
  • Max Payne, Bully and Read Dead Revolver each for $10.(PS2 on PS4 games)

Anime sale includes,

  • Dragon Ball :Xenoverse for $10 on PS4
  • Dragon Ball : Xenoverse 2 for $40 on PS4 and $7.49 on PS3

Go grab ’em while you still can.

How many of you are ready to play the top 2 games of this year for free?

How many of you are ready to play the top 2 games of this year for free?

With two major games scheduled for release on February 14 and March 7, Nvidia has come up with a plan to give them away for free.

Nvidia is going to partner with Ubisoft to give away copies of Ghost Recon:Wildlands and For Honor for Nvidia purchases. If you buy a GeForce GTX 1080, GTX 1070, or an Nvidia-branded PC or Laptop, you can choose between the codes for For Honor or the codes for Ghost Recon.

To make the purchases simple, the users can redeem the codes directly by going to the Nvidia’s driver management and settings application, GeForce Experience. This means, you don’t need to sign up on any webpage but directly enter the code within the GeForce experience itself.

Guess what, the give away starts from today. Go get it!

You got just 2 days to buy this deal

You got just 2 days to buy this deal

The Playstation VR’s rival Oculus Rift has a special discount on its headset.

In the UK, the headset has £50 off from its regular price and the price is available only for 48 hours at Currys and John Lewis. After the discount, the price is £499 which is probably the lowest you can come across.

Here is the deal : Get the headset here

Oh!, and I almost forgot, the rift comes with additional sound system which means there is no requirement to buy additional headphones.

Best 4k gaming deals for consoles

Best 4k gaming deals for consoles

Recently, 4k consoles like Ps4 pro and upcoming Xbox one Scorpio are gaining recognition and momentum. Console gamers are awaiting for opportunities to snatch a price deal when it comes around the corner. Samsung, getting the vibes of this situation made a good 4K deal.

Here is one deal : Samsung 65″ Class KU7000 4K UHD TV now $1,299.99 at Samsung

Go grab it and enjoy your 4K gaming.

Terrifyingly good deals for Resident 7

Terrifyingly good deals for Resident 7

Your excuse for not having enough money to play this horror game is over. The online stores have made a huge price cut on this game and they are offering it at just 15 bucks.

The top deals for the game.

But you might ask if there is a bundle deal for this game. The answer is YES! When you buy this game from us, we also offer a toilet paper bundle for free. You might need it when playing this game.

 

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Just in case if you are looking for a tech bundle, we have that too.

  • PS4 Slim (Black) : This comes with PS4 slim along with resident evil 7 and a dual shock 4 controller, all for just at £299.99 from Argos.
  • PS4 Slim (Glacier white) : A glacier white colored PS4 along with resident evil 7 at just £299.99 at Smythstoys.

Terrifying deal isn’t it?