Fallout 4 Wins Best Of Show At E3

With the recent announcement of fallout 4 at Bethesda’s conference at E3 it isn’t a surprise for fallout 4 to win an award as Todd Howard delivered an incredible presentation of their next big hit. the following awards Fallout 4 was awarded are, Best PC game, Best Role playing game, and of course Best of show. Of course sequels didn’t completely dominate the wards. Horizon:Zero Dawn earned best orignal game and no Man’s Sky walked away with best independent game. Best hardware was hotly fought for but in the end Oculus Touch tech took the spot.

here is a list of all the awards

Best of Show
Fallout 4
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Original Game
Horizon Zero Dawn
(Guerrilla Games/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Best Console Game
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
(Naughty Dog/Sony Computer entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Best Handheld/Mobile Game
The Legend of Zelda: Tri Force Heroes
(Nintendo for 3DS)

Best PC Game
Fallout 4
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Hardware/Peripheral
Oculus Touch
(Oculus VR)

Best Action Game
Star Wars Battlefront
(DICE/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Action/Adventure Game
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
(Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Best Role Playing Game
Fallout 4
(Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Racing Game
Need for Speed
(Ghost Games/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Sports Game
(EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Family/Social Game
Super Mario Maker
(Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii U)
Best Online Multiplayer
Star Wars Battlefront
(DICE/EA for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)

Best Independent Game
No Man’s Sky
(Hello Games for PC, PlayStation 4)

Special Commendation for Graphics
Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
(Naughty Dog/Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation 4)

Do you think fallout 4 will live up to the hype?

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Jony Ive and Elon Musk ‘Inseparable’ at Oscars After Party

AppleInsider reports that Apple’s Jony Ive and Tesla founder Elon Musk were seen talking to each other at Madonna’s exclusive Oscars after party. They say that they were “basically inseparable” and “really close”. The news comes at a time where Apple is rumoured to be building a car of its own, with suggestions that they may be looking at purchasing Musk’s Tesla Motors.

While the fact that the two were merely talking to each other is interesting, it’s also intriguing that Ive and Musk reportedly left the event together at 5am. It’s worth pointing out that these details are based on things said only by an anonymous source, as no pictures or video were allowed at the party.

Could they have been plotting a future Apple/Tesla deal, or were they simply discussing how much they love the buffet? We don’t know, but it would have been amazing to be a fly-on-the-wall at that party.

Source: AppleInsider

Alien Isolation Nominated for 6 BAFTAS; Gets New DLC

Creative Assembly’s 2014 triumph Alien Isolation, a video game sequel to Ridley Scott’s 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien, has dominated the BATFA video game nominations, being recognised in the Audio Achievement, Best Game, British Game, Game Design, Game Innovation, and Music categories. The nominations list was released by BAFTA today.

The very same day, publisher SEGA launched a new DLC for the game, its fourth so far. The add-on, called Lost Contact, gives Survivor Mode a new Salvage Challenge, forcing the player to survive against the 10 of hardest enemies in the game, and only one life with which to do it with.

Source: The Guardian, Polygon

Captherm Systems Reveal New MP-1240 Multiphase Cooler

Last year at CES 2014 we saw Captherm present their new and different MP-1120 multiphase cooler. Now CES 2015 is upon us and while many of us still wait for the MP-1120 to be available, Captherm is ready with a new version, the MP-1240.

The MP-Series of high-performance CPU Coolers are based on proprietary, pump less, multiphase, cooling technology. Multiphase technology uses latent heat of vaporization by taking advantage of a phase change from liquid to vapor, enabling it to absorb vast amounts of energy. They are built as a 100% metal construction with hermetic joints and are powered by a non-conductive refrigerant.

The new and improved version has scored two CES awards, one in Computer Accessories & Gaming Hardware and one in the Accessories category. The MP-1240 features a larger heat exchanger than the predecessor and can now control up to four fans and can be seen first hand at Consumer Electronics Show 2015.

Let us just hope that this one will make it to the actual market as a purchasable product. I’m sure a lot of our readers would love to have one of these in their next PC-build.

Thanks to Captherm for providing us with this information

Image courtesy of Captherm


Nintendo Shows off Wii U Zelda, Mario Maker

Nintendo practically took over last night’s Game Awards, with Reggie Fils Aime, Nintendo of America COO, opening the show alongside Nintendo’s Beethoven of video games, Koji Kondo, composer of the music for most of the company’s legendary titles.

They used the opportunity to provide some updates to two of their 2015 releases – the yet to be titled Zelda game for Wii U and ‘Mario Maker’ for the same console.

They showed off some of the first gameplay footage for Zelda, with lead producer Eiji Aonuma at the controls while Zelda creator Shigeru Miyamoto asked questions. The video is an intriguing look into what will undoubtedly be a great game. We get to see Link riding a horse and exploring the huge open-world map – a first for Zelda.

There was also ‘Mario Maker’. Obviously a less significant title compared to Zelda, but one that will definitely be a lot of fun. Here we get to see more detail of what the game will entail, courtesy of Miyamoto-san.

Source: Kotaku

BAFTA Video Game Awards Now Open To The Public

The British Academy of film and Television Arts (BAFTA) have revealed that for the first time in its 10-year history, it will be allowing members of the public to purchase tickets and get into the show. Traditionally the award ceremony has been kept an industry-only event.

The event is to be hosted by Dara O’Briain next month at the Tobacco Dock in London, and it will be celebrating many aspects of the world of video games development from the last year. The shows organisers are hoping this year will broaden the appeal of the awards show by planning a more public facing event.

The show will now feature a pre-awards event called ‘Inside Games’, effectively a trade show where public and industry members can get hands on with upcoming titles, showcases and exhibits, this year attendees will find everything from indie titles to Titan fall and Dark Souls II, and the appearance of Sony, Microsoft and Valve.

Tickets are to cost £30 for the who thing, or just £12 for those only wanting to attend Inside Games. Of course spaces will be limited, so if you want it, you best book up fast.

Thank you Telegraph for providing us with this information.

Image courtesy of Telegraph.

The “Best of CES 2014” Awards

After visiting CES in Las Vegas, we made it a priority to find the best products that were being unveiled to the market for this year. We went to CES 2014 not expecting too much other than 4K on an affordable level and more consumer level products that are aimed at home and lifestyle and for the most part, this is exactly what we saw.

For us however, components are more important to us and this is what we want to focus our awards on, so after visiting many various companies and a whole load of exciting booths and suites, we have got together to discuss the very best components that were shown at CES. This can range anything from chassis to power supplies to full systems. We also recognise SSD’s, memory, portable chargers, mobile devices and much more and with this in mind, here are our best picks and lucky winners of the Best of CES 2014 award:

Luxa2 P-Mega 41600mAh Power Bank

We’ve seen the LUXA2 P-MEGA before at Computex 2013 in prototype form, but now that it is coming to retail, we managed to see the final product and with such a unique idea and extreme power, it certainly impressed us from the start. You can see more in our CES coverage article here.

Thermaltake Urban T81 Chassis

We checked out the Urban T81 chassis from Thermaltake and was extremely impressed by some of its features including the double side door and the ability to mount hard drives and SSDs on the side. You can see more in our CES coverage article here.

Tt eSPORTS Level 10 M Hybrid Wireless Mouse

The Level 10 brand has always demanded a premium stance in the market, and for a very good reason with its unique styling and plentiful feature set. Working on the success of the Level 10 M mouse, Tt eSPORTS have taken it one step further by adding wireless functionality. You can see more in our CES coverage article here.

CyberPowerPC Steam Machine

A big thing at CES was the unveiling of Steam Machines from a variety of brands, but CyberPowerPC’s version really impressed us with the styling, design and the ability to add a GTX Titan into the mix. The other highlight is the starting price of $499 USD which was very enticing. You can see more in our CES coverage article here.

CyberPowerPC Fang BattleBox

Another item that CyberPower were keen to show off was their Fang BattleBox. This caught our eye due to its unique styling and the idea behind it, in terms of being transported easily making it a fantastic choice for LAN events and social gaming. You can see more in our CES coverage here.

With our first ever Best of CES award, we’re keen to carry on this tradition with future events so keep your eyes peeled in June when Computex 2014 is the hot topic and we take a look at what’s on offer in Taiwan.

Target Components Announces First Ever IT Reseller Awards

In a time when massive companies are spending a fortune shouting about their latest wares and, to all intents and purposes, just back-slapping each other over the latest console or operating system, it can be easy to forget that there is an incredibly important part of the industry that goes almost unnoticed, and definitely unrewarded.

Local, independent computer shops have been the backbone of the IT and gaming revolutions since their inception in the 80s. Long before the men-in-purple were present at a retail park near you, these guys were repairing ZX Spectrums and teaching themselves DOS (that’s before the internet, guys!). They have been on the highstreet for over 30 years, yet rarely get the recognition they deserve for their work. Anyone with even a passing interest in computing will have visited one of these stores and marvelled at the diversity of products and the sheer enthusiasm these guys have – if only everyone was excited about their profession as they are!

Target Components is a UK IT distributor that not only supplies these independent shops but is also acutely aware of the importance they hold on the highstreet. They know that, without support, many of them would struggle to survive, not having the advertising or marketing budgets to match those of PC World etc..

With distributors like Target buying in much bigger quantities than one shop could on its own, and from all around the world, gamers, enthusiasts and the man-on-the-street has much better access to seeing and trying the latest products at better prices than you can in the soulless highstreet chains. And, unlike the chains, you can buy from someone with exceptional product knowledge, a great deal of enthusiasm and a wealth of experience.

That is why Target has dedicated much of its time to promoting and getting the Big Brands into these local stores and have been so successful at doing so- 2013 marks the distributor’s 15th Anniversary.

Target has even employed a business adviser and launched a website, Shop Talk, that provides advice and resources to over 3500 local computer shops, all completely free-of-charge!

The distributor has raised the bar further still, announcing that it will be hosting the first ever Shop Talk® IT Reseller Awards in September. The awards  cover a wide range of categories, including Best Website and Best Shop Window, and are open to any independent IT reseller. Target’s managing director, Paul Cubbage, explains:

“Indies provide the diversity, local support, expertise and passion that large businesses can’t hope to match, yet receive little recognition. Shop Talk® is all about supporting independent resellers to help them achieve their ambitions. It’s a natural extension that we should recognise achievements and celebrate best practice, and it’s important that the awards are exclusively for independent resellers with winners selected exclusively by independent resellers.”

The general public can’t vote for their favourite computer shop, but we at eTeknix implore you all to recommend your local or favourite shop to take part in the awards and take back some of the recognition they deserve.