Wednesday
Oct082014

Dragon Age: Origins Available For Free

So this is kind of exciting new. If you want to go through EA's digital distribution platform on your computer you too can have a free copy of Dragon Age: Origins. They are doing this to hype up the release of Dragon Age 3. Now I do find it humorous that they didn't go ahead and do the 1 and 2 bundle for free, then again, in my opinion Dragon Age 2 was such a train wreck that they probably want to keep themselves as far away as possible.

Here's a link to get the ball rolling and download this game for free. I do have to say that looking at this link it might be a limited time type of deal, so if you really want to get the game, or might want to get the game, or hell not sure at all about the game. Go get it now, so that you don't have regrets later.

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Wednesday
Oct082014

The Flame in the Flood, a KickStarter Project to Keep an Eye On

Alright so I know that there are those out there, myself included that are very skeptical when it comes to digital games and Kickstarter. I know that I have personally been suckered in twice to games that had big names attached, and I'm still waiting for those to happen. That being said apparently a bunch of developers who have worked on titles such as BioShock, Halo, Rock Band, and Guitar Hero have formed a team called the Molasses Flood, and are making a game called The Flame in the Flood. This game is a rogue-like river adventure game set in post-societal America. To survive this game you will need to learn to forage, craft, and of course avoid predators. For more info let me give you the story blurb:

It was clear the time to move had come when the first rain fell and the cloud mass that spoke of the coming flood rolled south. Scout lashed her few belongings to her raft and set out for higher ground as the water drowned her cook fire. Her only companion the dog whom she had raised from a pup after finding it tangled in a muddy old sack in a river eddy. Her journey would take her through unfamiliar lands of crumbling relics from long ago. It would be a hungry trek, with scarce supplies, cold winds and rain always chasing and weakening her. She would have to build her own supplies from the pieces of scrap she could scrounge, conserve her food for long tracts of barren scrubland, ration what clean water she could find for the days ahead.

“Salvation lies at the end of the river” people say. Scout and her old dog have a long and terrifying journey ahead of them.

I am interested with how far they already are, and how close to the plan they will be able to stay. I guess only time will tell. For those who do find this interesting the good news is as of today they are already 30% there to their goal, and they still have just under 30 days to get the rest.

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Wednesday
Oct082014

Celebrations Abound as Gabriel Knight 20th Comes Closer

For those who still don't know about this series, you need to correct that immediately. This is one of the juggernaut series from the glory days of point-click adventures. Now of course I think its pretty clear that the developer and publisher are going all out for the release of this 20th Anniversary version of the game, but in case you didn't know here's some of the activities that you can partake in as the clock countsdown.

Personally I would be all over that Poster Tagline Contest if I were you, getting something signed by Jane Jensen would seriously kick some ass. Though if you are not a tagline kind of person just tuning into the Webseries gives you an awesome look at things.

Alright so here's the rest of the press release for your viewing pleasure, and I know that I am not alone when I say I want to get my hands on this game and see how it holds up, though I'm pretty sure that the story is still going to be solid, and with a facelift that this game has been given, I'm going to be on the edge of my seat until the end.

PRE-LAUNCH CELEBRATIONS FOR GABRIEL KNIGHT: SINS OF THE FATHERS® 20TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION KICK-OFF AS 10 DAYS OF GABRIEL KNIGHT COUNTDOWN BEGINS

New Screenshots, Videos, and More to Be Released, Plus an Upcoming Reddit AMA with Jane Jensen on Oct. 9th

 

Mount Joy, Penn. – October 6th, 2014 – Fans eagerly awaiting the release of classic adventure game remake Gabriel Knight: Sins of the Fathers® 20th Anniversary Edition have yet another reason to celebrate as the countdown to launch in 10 days kicks off with new screens, movies, free downloads, and other ongoing activities, which will be available every day until launch via the game's official website,www.GabrielKnight20th.com. In addition to checking the website to discover new goodies each day, enthusiasts can also enjoy exclusive one-on-one time with gaming legends Jane Jensen and Robert Holmes via a Reddit AMA this Thursday, October 9th, at 2 PM Eastern/11 AM Pacific/6 PM GMT.

Starting the 10 Days Countdown with a bang, publisher Pinkerton Road and developer Phoenix Online Studios have released new screenshots of the Ritter’s ancestral German home, Schloss Ritter. The new scenes have been updated from the original Sins of the Fathers to more closely match the castle as seen in the sequel, Gabriel Knight: The Beast Within®, where the castle featured as a central location. 

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Tuesday
Oct072014

MAINGEAR REVAMPS ITS MOST POWERFUL GAMING LAPTOPS WITH BRAND NEW DESIGN AND LATEST NVIDIA GEFORCE GTX 980M GRAPHICS

 

Custom Gaming PC Builder Updates all MAINGEAR Laptops Including the Ultra High-Performance NOMAD 17 Series with the Powerful NVIDIA 900M Graphics Adapters
 
Kenilworth, New Jersey – October 7, 2014 – MAINGEAR – award-winning custom gaming PC builder of custom desktops, notebooks, and workstations – today announced the new NOMAD 17 custom gaming laptop as the ultimate solution for high performance gaming on-the-go. The NOMAD 17 boasts top tier mobile hardware such as NVIDIA GTX 970M and 980M series graphics cards and 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7 mobile processors encased in a new full aluminum chassis that offers a clean yet bold design.

Games and entertainment just got better with the MAINGEAR NOMAD 17 custom built laptop thanks to the new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 900M series graphics cards. The NOMAD 17 now features the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M and the GTX 980M, delivering up to twice the gaming performance of the previous GTX 680M. Based on NVIDIA’s® Maxwell™ architecture, the new NOMAD 17 not only offers great gaming performance but is also incredibly power efficient. This beastly custom laptop also takes advantage of NVIDIA’s unique Optimus Technology that further maximizes power savings by dynamically assigning workload as needed to either the built-in Intel® HD Graphics or the dedicated GeForce GPU.
 
The NOMAD 17 gaming laptop provides top performance with support of the latest 4th generation Intel® I7 mobile processors with 4 cores and 8 threads of hyper-threaded power, with up to a 4.0GHz turbo boosted clock speeds. It will also offer up to 32GB of high speed DDR3-1600MHz memory, and a full array of hard drive options, including support for a blazing fast RAID 0 of 4 M.2 SSD. With Killer E2200 Game Networking adapter, USB 3.0 and 2.0, eSATA, Bluetooth, Ethernet, 802.11ac wireless, HDMI, and mDP out ports, the NOMAD 17 custom laptop doesn’t lack connectivity options, either.
 
Functionality and Style

The NOMAD 17’s new aesthetics are the perfect mix of style and beauty, featuring hand-painted premium automotive paint options available in six new sexy colors that are offered in matte or custom glossy finish. Functionality mixes with style in the new NOMAD 17 gaming laptop with a fully backlit keyboard, a full HD 1080P 17.3" anti-reflective display, multi-touch trackpad with gesture and scrolling support, as well as dual speakers with a built-in subwoofer. With all this performance, the NOMAD 17 keeps cool with an advanced dual-fan thermal cooling design that ensures stability and performance even under heavy load, all while maintaining minimal noise. Users can change fan speeds on the fly with Cooler Boost manual fan controls.
 
"MAINGEAR is always ready to adopt the best portable gaming technology from NVIDIA, and we are one of the first to offer the fastest, most advanced gaming notebook GPU in all of our laptops," said Wallace Santos, MAINGEAR CEO. "The GeForce GTX 980M equipped NOMAD 17 offers the latest Maxwell based architecture and is the perfect fit for all of our customers seeking the ultimate on-the-go gaming experience available."
 
“MAINGEAR  keeps its systems on the bleeding edge of technology and we are excited about the new design for the NOMAD 17,” said Mark Aevermann, senior manager, product marketing, NVIDIA. “The GeForce GTX 980M is the world’s fastest notebook GPU and is loaded with next generation features, making it perfect for a gaming powerhouse like the MAINGEAR NOMAD 17.”
 
Technical Specification:
·       Processor: Up to 4th generation Intel® Core™ i7-4980HQ
·       Video Card: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 970M (6GB) or 980M (8GB)
·       Display: 17.3" Full HD  1920 x 1080 - (1080p) (16:9 Aspect Ratio) Anti-glare LED Backlit Matte Finish
·       Webcam: 1080p FHD
·       Memory: Up to 32GB Dual Channel DDR3 - 1600Mhz
·       Optical Drive: Up to 2X Blu-ray reader/8x Multi Combo (BD-R, DVD+-RW, CD-RW)
·       Hard Drive: Up to 128GB SSD x 4 RAID 0 + 1TB HDD (7200RPM)
·       Network Adapter: Killer N1525 2X2 A/C / Killer™ E2200 Game Networking
·       Audio: Sound Blaster Cinema 2  Audio HD Audio with speakers
·       Media Card Reader: Built in 4-in-1 Media Card Reader
·       Operating System: Genuine Windows® 8 Home or Professional
·       Battery: 9-cell Li-Polymer Lithium-Ion
·       I/O Ports: 1 HDMI out, 2  mDP, 6 USB 3.0, 1 IEEE-1394 Fire Wire,  1 S/PDIF out, 1 RJ-45 LAN, 1 RJ-11
·       Dimensions: 16.85" (L) x 11.57" (W) x 1.88 (H)
·       Weight: 8.59lbs
·       MSRP:  Starts at $2,099
 
All MAINGEAR notebooks will be upgraded, including the NOMAD 15PULSE 17 and PULSE 15, which will offer the brand new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M GPU. All MAINGEAR products are supported with lifetime free labor and phone support, with a hardware warranty that ranges from one to three years depending on product. For more information about MAINGEAR's NOMAD 17 gaming laptop, please visit www.maingear.com/nomad17.

An overview video of the newly updated MAINGEAR NOMAD 17 is available at http://bit.ly/1xYlxM4.

 

Saturday
Oct042014

Rediscover the Adventure: The Gabriel Knight Legacy Pt. 2

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