Despite being part of the same series as MSI’s console-like Trident 3 8th PC, the Trident X is a much more substantial kind of gaming desktop. It’s much larger for starters, although its 396x383x130mm dimensions still place at the smaller end of the desktop PC scale, and its fixed base means it has to stand vertically instead of having the option to lie it on its side. The 9th part of its name also signifies the presence of one of Intel’s new 9th generation of Coffee Lake CPUs – in this case, the eight-core 3.6GHz Core i7-9700K. Paired with Nvidia’s GeForce RTX 2080, 32GB of RAM, a 256GB NVMe SSD and a 2TB HDD, MSI’s Trident X 9th is a pint-sized powerhouse that means business. It does, however, cost an arm and a leg, with a particularly bum deal for anyone in the UK. Priced at a rather extortionate £2700 on these fair shores, our pals over in the US have a much better offering on their hands. There, this particular configuration of the … [Read more...] about MSI Trident X 9th review: A tiny(ish) RTX 2080 PC
We’ve started up our end-of-year coverage on GameRevolution, breaking down the most disappointing games of 2018 today in the run-up to our eventual, extra special top 50 best games list. We’ve played a lot of video games this year, and more than a few didn’t quite receive the reception we believed they deserved to from both players and critics alike. As such, the GameRevolution team sat down and pointed out the most underrated games of 2018. As always, share your own opinion in the comments section below. We’ll feature our favorite responses in tomorrow’s Tell GR. Paul Tamburro, executive editor: Laser League. It’s incredibly difficult for a unique multiplayer game to make a mark these days, and Roll7’s futuristic sports title failed to find an audience. However, those who played it this year know just how addictive it is, and it really deserved a much wider community than it received. It’s better than Rocket … [Read more...] about Tell GR: What is the Most Underrated Game of 2018?
Glen Schofield is now the former Sledgehammer CEO as well as former Activision employee, having parted ways with the company after nine and a half years with them in one capacity or another. Schofield is met with some ambiguity from Call of Duty fans, with many seeing him as a bit of a villain. It isn’t clear what Schofield will be doing next but it seems likely that he’ll remain involved in the games industry. Schofield helped co-found Sledgehammer Games alongside Michael Condry and went on to lead the design of Modern Warfare 3 before taking up leadership roles for COD: WW2 and Advanced Warfare. Schofield announced his departure from Activision in a tweet, saying that “I’ve had a great run here at Activision; 3 COD’s- MW3, AW and WWll- that I’m proud of.” He’s a character that’s proved fairly divisive among Call of Duty players in recent years, with many saying he had treated COD WW2 and its community poorly before being … [Read more...] about Former Sledgehammer CEO Leaves Activision but Still Has “a Couple of Good Games” in Mind
Fortnite's Infinity Blade weapon just went live earlier today, and we managed to get our murderous hands on it for the above gameplay video. You can watch us take the franchise crossover sword all the way from its frosty home on Polar Peak to Victory Royale just east of Look Lake. Unlike the limited-time Thanos crossover, the Infinity Blade is available in standard modes, so you'll be seeing a lot more of it (at least until Epic decides to toss it in the vault).Here's how the Infinity Blade works in Fortnite: only one spawns in every match, and always in its pedestal on Polar Peak. Removing the Infinity Blade from its pedestal requires interacting with the sword for several seconds, leaving you vulnerable. Once you pick it up, you'll automatically drop every item in your inventory except for building materials (trying to pick anything else up will make you drop the sword). Here's what you get for all that trouble:A Primary Fire slash that does 75 damage to players and destroys … [Read more...] about Fortnite Infinity Blade gameplay: See what it’s like to go from Polar Peak to Victory Royale with the new sword
Time and time again we keep coming back to Blue Yeti deals, largely because we consider this microphone to be one of the best for gaming and streaming. It's great for those who want to start live streaming or create videos with voice-over for the price, and it's easy to set up. This deal includes a midnight blue Blue Yeti, a PC digital standard edition of Assassin's Creed Odyssey, and a pop filter for your new microphone—all for $79.99, which is one of the lowest prices we've seen for this mic (the Blue Yeti alone normally retails around $100), and a pop filter is a must-have if you are looking to create as immaculate of a professional studio sound as possible. And if you haven't played Assassin's Creed Odyssey yet, but were planning to pick up the game soon, the mic and pop filter are like extra presents that keep more money in your bank account.Blue Yeti Microphone Bundle | $79.99 ($74.95 off)Buy at Amazon.Some online stores give us a small cut if you buy something … [Read more...] about Get this Blue Yeti microphone bundle deal for $80