ASUS and Windows 10 Reinvigorate PC Gaming at ROG Unleashed
At today’s ROG Unleashed event in San Francisco, California, ASUS introduced its all-new lineup of Republic of Gaming (ROG) PC gaming hardware. Powered by Windows 10, these new powerhouse machines are perfect for PC gaming enthusiasts. The ROG GX700 brings a desktop-class competitor to the notebook space, with a self-contained liquid-cooling dock that enables cooling performance while also lowering noise. The ROG G752 notebook succeeds ASUS’ award-winning ROG G751-series, and features a Hyper Cool with Duo-copper cooling system for maximum cooling efficiency. And finally, the ROG G20 Compact Desktop PC is an Oculus-ready powerhouse, designed to offer the best possible virtual reality experience with the upcoming Oculus Rift. All three machines feature the Intel 6th-generation processors and cutting-edge NVIDIA GeForce graphics technology, for the most immersive gaming experience possible.
Know Your Genres: Third-Person Shooters
Just what do we really mean when we talk about “game genres,” anyway? Sure, you’ve probably seen that “fans of the genre will enjoy this” phrase in umpteen game reviews, but the truth is that the most durable game genres have walked some long, ever-evolving, and very interesting roads over the past several decades. In this weekly series, Xbox Wire’s editorial team will break down exactly what shaped your favorite genres, why they’re so timelessly awesome, and where they’re headed – while providing you with some expert advice on the past and modern classics that you should check out! The concept of a “third-person shooter” is pretty self-explanatory... as long as you think of it in contrast to first-person shooters. To wit, a third-person shooter is a game focused on shooting where, instead of seeing through the main character’s eyes, you see the main character from an external perspective. Generally, this means you’re peering over the player-character’s shoulder – though, as we’ll see, that’s far from always the case.
5 Reasons We're Loving the Star Wars: Battlefront Beta
Unless you've been hiding in a cargo hold for the last year, you're well-aware that Star Wars is about to blow up in a big way. With blockbuster-to-be “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” landing in a little over two months and EA's Star Wars: Battlefront hitting Xbox One on November 17 (or even sooner if you’re an EA Access member), the Force will soon be stronger than ever. Thanks to the latter's beta, though, we were able access an early transport to the galaxy far, far away. Here are five reasons why we can't wait to return. Beautiful Battlefront: No, your eyes aren't deceiving you – the game really is that gorgeous. Fueled by developer DICE's polygon-pushing Frostbite 3 engine and powered by all those horses beneath the Xbox One's hood, Battlefront's breathtaking presentation is
Halo 5: Guardians NASCAR Paint Schemes to Race at Hollywood Casino 400
Xbox and 343 Industries are partnering with Hendrick Motorsports and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to bring Halo 5: Guardians to life with two Halo-branded NASCAR paint schemes. Driving the Master Chief and Spartan Locke vehicles, respectively, two of NASCAR’s most popular drivers, Dale Earnhardt Jr. (No. 88) and Jamie McMurray (No. 1), take Kansas Speedway by storm on Oct. 18, in their proverbial hunt for the win! “We’re thrilled to partner with Hendrick Motorsports and Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates to have Halo 5: Guardians represented on the NASCAR track by two of its most exciting drivers,” said Kiki Wolfkill, Studio Head of the Halo Interactive Entertainment and Channel at 343 Industries. “We have many NASCAR fans at the studio – myself included – and we’re excited to see both cars compete at Kansas Speedway.”
Halo 5: Guardians Goes Gold
Today I’m excited to announce that Halo 5: Guardians has officially gone gold! This is the culmination of an incredible three-year journey for our team. Together we set out to accomplish an ambitious vision and deliver a Halo game built from the ground up for the Xbox One. Now as we near the release of the game on October 27, we couldn’t be more excited to share the results with you, the fans. Halo games have always been about epic scale, and Halo 5: Guardians is no exception. From our multi-character campaign to the robust suite of multiplayer experiences included with Halo 5: Guardians, this game is packed to the gills with loads of exciting content.
Speed through October with the Logitech G Car Pack, Now Available for Forza Motorsport 6
Since September, gamers have been conquering the pavement in Forza Motorsport 6, the most beautiful and comprehensive racing game of this generation. If you haven’t had a chance to play the game, now is a great time to jump in with race fans from all over the world. As we head into another great month of racing, we’re excited to announce that beginning today, the Logitech G Car Pack is available as the next great add-on pack for Forza Motorsport 6. With seven incredible cars that have each carved their own place in motorsport history, the pack offers a new way to enjoy the best racing experience on Xbox One.
New Trailer and Details Revealed for Minecraft: Story Mode – Ep. 1: The Order of the Stone
Telltale Games and Mojang revealed today an all-new trailer, cast details and world premiere event for Minecraft: Story Mode – A Telltale Game Series, Episode One: The Order of the Stone. The first collective game from Telltale and Mojang, Story Mode will feature Patton Oswalt as male Jesse and Catherine Taber as female Jesse, along with Dave Fennoy, Corey Feldman, Grey Griffin and John Hodgman as the four Order of the Stone members, announced today. A community launch event will be held in Hollywood, CA on Oct. 12 at the ArcLight Cinerama Dome. The Minecraft and Telltale communities are invited to join the ‘World’s Largest Let’s Play,’ where the audience will direct the action on the big screen, no cost required! Check out Minecraft: Story Mode’s website for more information on how to attend the launch event or for other information announced today.