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Atari Team Teases Us with Photos of Upcoming Ataribox Controller

Initially the Ataribox team wanted to wait until the console's launch to officially reveal the controller's design. But they just couldn't help themselves and decided to share a few photos of the controller on their Facebook page. As expected, the Ataribox's controller maintains a squared design with a familiar layout similar to the original Atari 2600's controller. There's a single joystick in the middle and a big fire button in the corner of the controller. The joystick appears to sit on a translucent, glossy black surface with LED lighting. However, we're not 100% sure on the lighting as it could have been a product of the camera's flash at the angle of which the photo was taken. We will just have to wait until launch day verify that part. What's worth noting, though, is that the modern iteration of the controller is accompanied by home and back buttons, which weren't present on the original design.

Source: Ataribox Facebook

GIGABYTE Unveils Their Latest X299 AORUS Gaming 7 Pro Motherboard

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, has unveiled the new X299 AORUS Gaming 7 Pro motherboard. With support for the new Intel 18-Core i9 7980XE processor, the new motherboard is ready to elevate performance to the next level. Featuring an updated VRM design paired with Smart Fan 5 technology to satiate the power demands of the new 18-core processor while keeping the system icy cool, the new X299 AORUS Gaming 7 Pro is the definitive motherboard of choice for users who value performance first and foremost.

"The X299 AORUS Gaming 7 Pro motherboard is designed to fully support Intel's newest Core i9 7980XE processor." said Vincent Liu, Senior Associate Vice President of GIGABYTE's Motherboard Business Unit. "With our tried-and-true approach and seasoned experience, we have designed a motherboard that truly fulfills enthusiasts' highest expectations."

Thermaltake Reveals Two New Gaming Chairs Made from Real Leather

Thermaltake Gaming Tt eSPORTS, the energetic and powerful challenger is delighted to announce the launch of the X FIT & X COMFORT Real Leather Edition Professional Gaming Chair. The X FIT & X COMFORT Real Leather gaming chair comes in a stunning all-black genuine leather covering found in top-level sport vehicles, coupled with elegant upholstery, the latest in ergonomic design, and use of top-notch materials for maximum durability, optimal form-fit and ultimate comfort. Make the X FIT & X COMFORT Real Leather gaming chair the best seat in your house with premium craftsmanship and luxury.

MADE FROM REAL LEATHER
The X FIT & X COMFORT Real Leather Edition gaming chair is fully covered in genuine leather for both the entire seat and contact areas; and is extremely durable, easy to clean, UV, aging, and temperature resistant for maximum longevity and use. The steel frame is surrounded by high-class cold foam that keeps its shape even after prolonged usage and is responsible for the chair's ergonomic upholstery, which ensures an upright and simultaneously comfortable sitting posture that provides the X FIT & X COMFORT real leather gaming chair with the perfect mix of form, function, and durability desired by gamers.

Razer Adds Two New Members to Their Hammerhead Gaming Earphone Family

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, has announced two new additions to the Razer Hammerhead in-ear headset family. The new earphones feature a digital connection regardless of Android or iOS - no 3.5 mm connection, a highly durable aluminum chassis, flat cables and bi-flange ear tips for passive noise isolation. They also come with inline remotes to provide quick control for audio fidelity from the 10 mm dynamic drivers. The Razer Hammerhead USB-C is the perfect companion for the Razer Phone and other devices without 3.5 mm audio jacks, while the Razer Hammerhead for iOS Mercury Edition blends with iPhone colors.

AVerMedia Debuts SonicBlast Gaming Soundbars

AVerMedia Technologies, Inc. today introduced a brand new line of gaming audio solutions called SonicBlast. The opening lineup includes two soundbar variations -- the SonicBlast Soundbar GS331 and GS333, both of which deliver crisp and clear sound for a variety of occasions. Both soundbars are optionally complemented by the GS335 Subwoofer, a dedicated add-on that brings powerful bass and groundbreaking performance.

Featuring three EQ modes for games, movies, and music, the SonicBlast GS331 is a 2.0 channel soundbar that delivers 40W of rich sound and connects wirelessly via Bluetooth. Meanwhile, the SonicBlast GS333 is a straight audio beast with 60W of roof-raising audio, built-in subwoofer for heavier tones, three EQ modes, and Bluetooth connectivity. For the bass hounds out there seeking an extra dose of thunder during their bombastic gaming sessions, there's the SonicBlast GS335 that features 70W of in-your-face bass, a simple wireless setup, and intuitive on-board volume controls. The GS335 Subwoofer can be paired seamlessly with the GS331 and GS333 soundbars.

Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE Launches on Steam with 10% Discount

Croteam and Devolver Digital have launched Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE to complete an unbelievable run of premiere VR releases this year including Serious Sam VR and The Talos Principle VR. The VR remaster of Croteam's best-selling shooter is available on Steam with a 10 percent discount for all users plus an additional 10 percent off for users that own the standard Serious Sam 3 [http://store.steampowered.com/app/567670/].

Serious Sam 3 VR: BFE is a virtual reality action shooter, a glorious throwback to the golden age of first-person with true VR locomotion support, online cooperative mode, and versus deathmatch. Serving as a prequel to the original indie and Game of the Year sensation, Serious Sam: The First Encounter, Serious Sam VR 3: BFE takes place during the Earth's final struggle against Mental's invading legions of beasts and mercenaries.

OFM Launches New RESPAWN Line of Gaming Chairs

OFM, a leading workplace furniture company, today announced the launch of a new gaming furniture brand, RESPAWN. With decades of experience in ergonomics, OFM created RESPAWN to deliver quality, accessible gaming furniture without sacrificing comfort or performance. The first RESPAWN products to market are a lineup of eight race car-style PC gaming chairs that are designed to suit a range of gamers' needs, including a range of adjustable seat depth, tilt, and arms, ergonomic comfort, and a variety of personalized colors and materials selection.

"Gamers have specific ergonomic and aesthetic needs that aren't met by standard office chairs, and many of the seating options out there are outrageously priced or offer features that don't provide comfort in a stylish way," said Blake Zalcberg, CEO of OFM, Inc. "We knew that there was a need in the market that we could fulfill based on our 20 years of experience at OFM, and decided to create the RESPAWN brand. RESPAWN delivers an affordable and durable product designed specifically for gamers."

MSI Adds GP62M World of Tanks Edition to Gaming Laptop Repertoire

MSI had launched the MSI GP62M World of Tanks Edition not long ago and we are excited to share with you about this special edition, which became a hit in the market. Although, MSI feels a bit of sorry for whom are waiting for a shortfall of this attractive gaming laptop. We understand that you've been waiting and we're so glad to be able to announce that we've stepped up the production in the shortest possible time to supply the various regions and fulfill the demand of WOT gamers and military enthusiasts. Do you wanna know why this gorgeous model could be so popular? Let's unveil the success factors.

MSI spent a lot of time to study the various tanks in World of tanks and try to find out one could be the key that helps gamers win the battle. As a result, the rare tank IS-2 is gloriously embedded on the top-cover and the palm rest, forging an impregnable appeal with IS-2's commanding presence. For this reason, you will become the center of attention on certain occasions.

Driven by Chinese PUBG Players, Windows 7 Now Most Popular OS on Steam

Steam's October survey has brought with it some interesting tidbits and reversals regarding the state of the world's OS shares. The latest such survey from the company shows Windows 10 lose its crown as the most popular OS for gamers, shadowed by a resurgence of Windows 7. Microsoft may be looking for increased Windows 10 market share throughout the world, but there's one country that has been the most troubling for the company's efforts: China. Remember that Microsoft had to introduce its own China Government edition of Windows 10 to the Chinese government, or otherwise risk the country not to transition to its new OS. However, it seems that that fact has led Chinese people's trust in the Microsoft OS to decrease even more; and absent of access to the China Government edition for regular customers, they're simply choosing to stay within the confines of Windows 7.

All of this seems pretty academic, so let's get some numbers here: Windows 10 shed 17.38% points in October, down to a 28.6 percent share, with the 64-bit version accounting for 28.23% of that share. At the same time, Windows 7 has gained 21.47% points in the same month, climbing to 65.46% of share (63.60 percent for the 64-bit build, and 1.86 percent for the 32-bit edition). Where's the connection to Chinese users here though? Well, take a look at the Steam OS language stats for the same month: simplified Chinese rose by 26.83% up to 56.37%, against a decrease in practically all other languages, and a very considerable 13.4% drop in English.

Thrustmaster Launches New Y-350CPX 7.1 Powered Gaming Headset

Y-350CPX 7.1 Powered, the latest and greatest in Thrustmaster's range of gaming headsets, has been specially designed with the brand's two main goals in mind: it's a high-end headset, and features extended compatibility to meet the needs of all gamers - whatever their favorite next-generation platform.

The very best audio for all gamers
Thrustmaster has used its extensive audio and gaming expertise to develop a headset that delivers the same outstanding level of performance with all the latest systems - including the different versions of the PS4 and Xbox One consoles, Nintendo Switch, PC and Mac, and even VR headsets, smartphones and tablets!

Razer Introduces the Naga Trinity Gaming Mouse and Tartarus V2 Gaming Keypad

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today announced the Razer Naga Trinity gaming mouse and Razer Tartarus V2 gaming keypad. The customizable mouse and keypad can adapt to a wide range of games and playstyles, particularly Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) and Massive Multiplayer Online (MMO) games.

The Razer Naga Trinity, the ninth iteration of the best-selling Razer Naga family, is a modular mouse featuring three interchangeable side plates. Users can opt for the iconic original 12-button thumb grid of the Razer Naga Chroma designed for MMO games like "World of Warcraft", or the seven-button thumb wheel of the Razer Naga Hex V2 for MOBA and hack-and-slash titles like "Heroes of the Storm" and "Diablo III." A new two-button configuration completes the trifecta, sporting a minimalistic feel that is perfect for general use.

LucidSound Redefines eSport Audio with LS25 eSports Gaming Headset

LucidSound, one of the fastest growing brands in gaming audio, announced today the LS25 eSports Gaming Headset is shipping to retail. The LS25 has been developed to appeal to the eSports and competitive PC gaming community, concentrating on the features essential to provide superior performance during tournament play.

"eSports players need the best equipment to compete at tournament level. That's why we have been working with eSports teams to deliver the best possible product in the LS25," said Chris Von Huben, CEO of LucidSound. "The LS25 is engineered to win with an uncompromising commitment to quality and a focus on the core features players are looking for in an eSports headset."

HP and Intel Become Official Overwatch League Sponsors

Tech leaders HP Inc. and Intel today joined forces with Blizzard Entertainment in major Overwatch League sponsorship deals that represent an extended investment in the groundbreaking professional league. As part of the multiyear agreements, Intel will sponsor future Overwatch competitive events in addition to the Overwatch League. Players taking part in these events will be equipped with cutting-edge gaming hardware from both HP and Intel. HP, and more specifically, its OMEN by HP gaming PCs and displays will be used exclusively for Overwatch League games, with PCs powered by Intel Core i7 processors.

"We're thrilled to be joining forces with HP and Intel to ensure that the teams competing professionally in Overwatch are equipped with top-end technology," said Pete Vlastelica, president & CEO of Blizzard Entertainment's Major League Gaming division. "Multiyear collaborations such as this illustrate the momentum behind the Overwatch League as well as a long-term commitment by us and our partners in what we see as the future of esports."

Dell Announces Biggest Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals Ahead of Time

Dell is rolling out Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on its largest selection of personal, business and gaming PCs, monitors and other electronics, helping shoppers find the best tech gifts at an amazing value.

Launching now, Dell is offering early access to its select Black Friday deals for the next 48 hours; deals run again from Nov. 15 - 24. Rolling Black Friday doorbusters¹ will be available to the public Nov. 23 - 24 and to Dell Financial Service customers Nov. 13 - 14. Dell Advantage Loyalty Rewards, Dell Member Purchase Program and Small Business customers can access the doorbusters from Nov. 15 - 22. Cyber Week deals will be available starting Nov. 26, and rolling Cyber Monday doorbusters¹ will launch Nov. 27 at 8 a.m. ET with new deals posting hourly until 8 p.m. ET. (see below for a detailed timeline)

Biostar Announces Availability of Their Radeon RX Vega 64 Graphics Card

BIOSTAR announces the availability of its Radeon RX Vega 64 VAVAT5VM88 graphics card in selected regions. The BIOSTAR RX Vega 64 epitomizes the best in high-end graphics with high resolutions, high frame rates and exceptional power efficiency with the all new Vega architecture. Building the ultimate gaming system with the recently introduced BIOSTAR RACING Z370GT6 motherboard for the new 8th generation Intel Core processors, makes these the perfect compliment.

BIOSTAR RADEON RX VEGA 64 (Air Cooling)
The Vega 64 is one of AMD's newest and most powerful graphics cards today featuring 8GB HBM2, the latest in graphics memory technology, with a 2048-bit memory interface and 4096 stream processors. It delivers smooth extreme gaming performance in the newest DirectX 12 and Vulkan games making it perfect for gaming and also for professional content creation. The Vega 64 also offers some of the highest hash rates in crypto mining, thanks to its powerful yet power efficient usage.

MSI, PALIT, ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Graphics Cards Also Pictured

Videocardz does a great job on putting their hands on as-of-yet unreleased pictures of upcoming GPUs, and this time, they've brought out some more custom takes on NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 1070 Ti graphics card from MSI, PALIT, and yet more ZOTAC models. MSI has shown their red and black color scheme yet again on their Gaming model; lower in the product stack comes the Armor model, with its black and white color scheme; and finally, there's the blower-type Aero version of the GTX 1070 Ti.

PALIT hasn't shown their hand on the blower-style GTX 1070 Ti, which they almost assuredly have; however, there are some pictures fo two of their custom models. There's a Dual-Fan model with the same name, and another, slightly higher-tier looking JetStream version, which likely brings some RGB elements and a custom PCB - likely, the GTX 1070 Ti version of their GTX 1080 JetStream graphics card.

ASUS Announces ROG STRIX X370-I And B350-I Mini-ITX Motherboards For AMD Ryzen

Mini-ITX boards are among the most difficult to produce. Their diminutive 6.7" x 6.7" dimensions leave little real estate for slots and ports, let alone the extra features that make ROG unique. We're not willing to compromise your experience for a compact footprint, so it takes some time and creativity to make everything fit. But it's worth the effort, because our new Strix X370-I Gaming and Strix B350-I Gaming motherboards for Socket AM4 raise the bar for small-form-factor Ryzen builds. They match the cutting-edge features of their full-sized siblings, including liquid-ready cooling and addressable RGB lighting, and they combine an M.2 SSD heatsink and amped-up audio on an innovative riser card.

Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming Pictured

The folks over at Videocardz have been true to their name, and managed to snag some images of the latest NVIDIA "sleeper hit" GeForce GTX 1070 Ti. Clad in Gigabyte black and orange and sporting the slightly (currently) out of favor Gaming moniker, the Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1070 Ti Gaming doesn't include any mention of OC in the name, which could be for one of three reasons. NVIDIA may have disabled any overclocks beyond their included Boost clocks, in a bid to not cannibalize sales of the GTX 1080 with this product; Gigabyte still hasn't finalized specifications; or Gigabyte has finalized specs and the card rally doesn't feature any factory overclock.

CyberPowerPC Lights-Up Gaming: New Crystal PCs Based on Corsair, Intel 8th Gen

CyberPower Inc., a global manufacturer of custom gaming PCs, gaming laptops, and performance workstations, today announced it has teamed to Corsair to deliver a new series of gaming PCs based on Corsair's Crystal Series tempered glass cases powered by Intel's new 8th Generation "Coffee Lake" CPUs.

The CyberPowerPC Crystal Gaming Series promises to light up gaming for enthusiasts with Corsair's Series 570X RGB chassis. The Corsair case features four-sided tempered glass, three SP120 RGB fans and individually addressable RGB LED lighting strips, which connect to a Lighting Node PRO to illuminate the interior and exterior of the system. Gamers can compete in a blaze of glory or tone down their experience with the ability to control color and lighting patterns in software.

BIOSTAR Announces 3rd Generation RACING Z370GT6 Motherboard

BIOSTAR introduces the RACING Z370GT6 gaming motherboard, the 3rd generation of the popular BIOSTAR RACING series, that maximizes the potential of Intel's 8th generation Core desktop processors for gamers, content creators and modders. The RACING design has evolved with a brand new look; it now sports a fashionable gold and black luxury theme that is "tattooed" throughout the motherboard's PCB and heatsinks. In addition, the RGB lighting is much more vibrant with Advanced VIVID LED DJ giving users more lighting control than ever. The hardware has gotten stronger and more powerful with superior solid capacitors, dual-BIOS, PCI-E solid protection and more to keep gaming and media applications running smoother without hiccups.

New Generation, Fashionable Luxury RACING Look
The BIOSTAR RACING Z370GT6 sports the 3rd generation RACING Series aesthetics featuring a gold and black color theme with the gold treatment on the armor and "R" tattoo on the PCB and heatsinks (including the dual M.2).

ASUS ROG STRIX B350-I Gaming Motherboard Revealed by Online Retailer

Swedish online retailer Inet has listed an as-yet unannounced ASUS motherboard, the ROG STRIX B350-I-Gaming. It looks to be a smaller version of the ROG STRIX B350-F GAMING, featuring similar black styling, as well as ASUS's AURA Sync RGB lighting technology, in a mini-ITX format. According to Inet, the board features the AMD B350 chipset that is the board's namesake, with AMD AM4 processor support as well as up to 32 gigabytes of DDR4 3200 MHz (OC) RAM. As with most mini-ITX gaming motherboards, a single PCI-Express x16 slot is present for graphics card connectivity. However, belying the board's small size, the B350-I-Gaming features a wealth of connectivity options, including two external USB 3.1 Generation 2 ports as well as four USB 3.1 Generation 1 ports. Additionally, one USB 3.1 Generation 1 header, and even a USB 2.0 header are available internally. Four SATA 6.0 Gbit/s headers, along with two M.2 slots round out the connectivity options, all of which is great for a board this size. Gigabit ethernet as well as built-in wifi, and SupremeFX 8-Channel High Definition Audio are also featured.

While other mini-ITX AM4 motherboards are already on the market, the ASUS ROG brand has a loyal following. ASUS fans looking to build a Ryzen-powered machine with a smaller footprint will no doubt be waiting patiently for an official announcement, as the board is of course listed as Out of Stock on the retailer's site. The amount of connectivity options on such a small board will be a compelling option for portable LAN party machines, and gamers without enough space to house a larger ATX computer, without compromising on storage or speed. Inet has listed the board with a price of 1 899 kr, equivalent to about $233.49 USD. Comparing other product prices on the site with those on Newegg reveals a difference of up to 30%, so regional prices will vary and direct currency conversion is not necessarily a good indicator of local prices.

Source: Inet

Cougar Adds the Puri and Puri TKL to Their Gaming Keyboard Line-Up

Cougar is proud to announce today the arrival of two new gaming keyboards designed specifically to fulfill the needs of advanced and pro-level FPS gamers: Puri and Puri TKL. A full set of original, German-made Cherry MX mechanical switches guarantee that you will get quick and reliable responses with a solid tactile feedback: No more deaths due to stuck keys, no more doubts regarding whether an input has been registered. With Puri and Puri TKL, your input is exactly what you want it to be.

The performance-enhancing functions don't end with the switches: A powerful backlight with per-key customization has been included that will help gamers play in dimly lit environments and highlight the keys most important for each game. To make sure you see the right keys for different games and applications, up to 10 different customized backlight modes can be stored on the keyboard. For those looking for a more visually attractive feel, 20 preset backlight effects will create a wonderful gaming atmosphere.

Ataribox Hits Stores Next Spring for Under $300 with AMD Radeon Graphics & Linux

Atari is back in the console game with their upcoming Ataribox which is slated for a late spring 2018 release. At the heart of the system is a specially designed AMD processor running on Radeon Graphics technology. According to the Atari team, they've opted to implement a customized version of Linux operating system into the Ataribox to bring a full PC experience for the TV. Linux allows users to customize the OS the way they want it while also giving them access to games they've bought from other content platforms. The Ataribox will come preloaded with many classic Atari retro titles, so that gamers can relive their childhood days. However, it will also support modern titles from other studios. Besides gaming, we can use the Ataribox for other tasks like running applications, multimedia streaming, web browsing or checking social media.

Initial images revealed the Ataribox sporting a black plastic casing. It will be available in two editions: black and red with a glass front panel or wooden front panel. We also noticed numerous modern ports at the back of the console. So far, we counted four USB ports, one HDMI port, and an Ethernet port for internet access. There is also a SD card slot for expandable storage.

ASUS Announces the RT-AC86U Gaming Router

ASUS has announced another entry towards their gaming router lineup. The RT-AC86U is an AC2900 dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi class router, boosted by NitroQAM and MU-MIMO, which boasts of 750 Mb/s on the 2.4 Ghz band and 2166 Mb/s on the 5 GHz one. 3x high-performance and high-gain antennas, 3x Gigabit ports and 1x WAN port provide connectivity options on this router. Security features include encryption and wireless access control functions.

Interesting features of the router include a 32-bit dual-core processor running at 1.8 GHz for its processing needs, 256 MB flash memory, and 512 MB of onboard RAM. The ASUS RT-AC86U Gaming Router is available for €249 or $199.

Source: TweakTown

MSI Launches GE63VR/73VR Raider Gaming-Oriented Laptops Sporting 120 Hz Display

MSI is hyping up the launch of their GE63VR/73VR gaming-oriented laptops as having some of the best displays this side of laptop-bound LCDs. What's being touted as the world's first 3 ms, 120Hz display panel on a laptop also features a wider color gamut (up to 94-percent of the NTSC spectrum) and HDR, which means not only better color reproduction, but also increased contrast. The GE63VR comes in a 15.6" screen size with either Full HD or 4K resolution, while the GE73VR ups the ante to a 17,3" panel with the same resolution choices.

Powering that display is an Intel 7th Gen i7 processor, paired with an NVIDIA GPU configurable starting at the GTX 1050 Ti through to a GTX 1070. Memory is handled by a two-stick configuration of 2400 MHz memory with up to 32 GB capacity. Storage-wise, MSI is proposing a 2,5" HDD paired with an NVMe drive, or, for those who really want to overcharge their storage, a "Super Raid" arrangement comprised of 2x NVMe SSDs paired in RAID0. Audio-wise, there is an ESS SABRE HiFi DAC onboard, which should deliver a pretty interesting sound quality. Networking falls to a KIller DoubleShot Pro solution.
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