eSports Events Dramatically Increase Game Purchases

The rise of eSports has been nothing short of revolutionary and transformed talented gamers into household celebrities. Not only that, players in popular games like League of Legends compete in events with huge prize pools watched by millions around the globe. These individuals are under intense pressure and hone their craft for long periods each day. I’ve always been fascinated to see the impact of competitive gaming events on viewer purchasing habits. According to the latest research from NPD, the eSports industry has encouraged large audiences to spend money on game purchases. More specifically, the report suggests nearly 70 percent of people watching have purchased the game in question or some form of DLC.

On another note, the study found that 44 percent of US gamers watched a formal eSports event or enjoyed competitive streaming in the past six months. Furthermore, the average viewing time is pretty substantial at just under three hours. 18 percent of those surveyed watch eSport content on a daily basis while 46 percent watched contests once a week. When it comes to elite play, viewers appear to be more interested in the game and not the level of prize money on offer:

“It’s the game being played that consistently attracts viewers. Watchers are most influenced by the game, followed by the quality of the commentators and the team/players,”

Liam Callahan, industry analyst, The NPD Group explained the results and said:

“eSports may have seemed like a niche phenomenon in the past, but it has clearly taken off with strong activity and engagement with consumers,”

“This is positive for the gaming industry on multiple levels, not only bringing excitement from the events themselves, but also from a marketing standpoint as consumers learn and can then potentially spend on games featured at eSports events.”

Two-thirds of those watching already own the game which isn’t surprising because they simply want to see the best players in the world and improve their strategy.

What is your favourite competitive eSports game?

EFF Seek Fees For Patent Case Over Online Photo Contests

We’ve all seen the competitions you can enter online, ranging from entering a competition on a forum to having to create and upload a piece of work. A common type of online contest is where you upload pictures, but be warned, some people may own patents to the entire concept of online contests.

Ruth Taylor is a Pennsylvania-based photographer who often runs photo contests on her website, BytePhoto. Along comes Garfum.com, a video website owned by New Jersey’s Michael Garofalo, who claimed that the competitions run on the site infringe on US Patent No. 8,209,618. The patent refers to the ability to create user accounts, upload content, organise the content and have users vote on the content, all rather vague terms given the digital age.

Initially requesting $50,000 in the lawsuit, Garofalo’s lawyers reduced this to $5,000 and then $2,500 later on. In an attempt to defend herself Taylor got in touch with the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), a group that deals with electronic rights, who took up the case pro-bono. Filing a motion to dismiss the case the EFF claimed that it should be thrown out of court under the Alice Corp precedent, a precedent that claims just because something is done via software the patent needs to cover something more than an abstract idea.

Garfum dropped the case before it went to court, however, the EFF didn’t end it there, filing a motion to seek attorneys’ fees for the case. EFF lawyer Daniel Nazer stated, “the idea that you could patent an abstract idea, find innocent enthusiasts online and demand settlement money—and then slink away once challenged and before the court issues a ruling—goes against any sense of fair play”.

The total cost to cover the fees would come close to $30,000, with even more added because of the latest motion. Something that could soon become a reality sooner than expected with US Chief District Judge Jerome Simandle stating in an opinion that due to their “unreasonable” behaviour during the case, Garfum should end up paying the fees.

Marvel Launches Program For Female Scientists

When people talk about Marvel they are normally discussing either the comics, the movies or the characters that feature in or both of the former. With some of the largest movies released (and with them only seeming to increase in both size and reception) it is only natural that people look to them when they think of heroes. Now the studio is looking for real life heroes in the form of female scientists.

In partnership with the national Academy of Sciences’ Science and Entertainment Exchange, Marvel has launched a program in the hopes of finding female applicants who are interested in STEM subjects (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics).

The project titled Girls Reforming the Future Challenge is open to girls aged 15 to 18 and submitted projects need to include a short video demonstrating their idea and then explaining how far-reaching its potential is.

Five finalists will be picked to present their projects to a panel of experts and visit the red carpet at the release of Captain America: Civil War on April 12th. Alongside this, they’ll get to tour Walt Disney Studios, receive $500 from Synchrony Bank and one lucky winner will get an internship at Marvel studios itself.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOd3QKD518g

Entries are still open until March 26th at CaptainAmericaChallenge.com so if you have any idea and want to enter, please check out the site here.

World Drone Prix to be Hosted in Dubai This Month

Drones are amazing little devices. From flying in the air to underwater, people enjoy using them for a wide range of reasons, the most traditional of them being drone racing. With the creation of the Drone Racing League, it was only a matter of time before people went that one step further. This month it will go further in the form of the World Drone Prix, hosted in the sunny city of Dubai.

These drones won’t be your off the shelf variety, with speeds exceeding 62MPH the drones will be competing in qualifiers on March 7th and 8th before the final 32 will face off on the 11th and 12th.

The winning prize stands at $250,000, with a total cost of all the prizes coming to a million dollars.

With an introduction video putting a drone against a McLaren, you can see how keen they are to bring interest into the drone racing scene. The World Drone Prix will be streaming online, meaning if you can’t make it to Dubai in time you can still enjoy the event, and the site featured a very detailed FAQ section for anyone with ideas or queries about the next generation of racing.

Would you like to see Drone Racing? My question is when will Amazon enter their drone?

Loon Copter – The Drone That Can Travel Underwater

2016 looks to be a big year for technology, with everything from hoverboards and drones making world news for all the reasons possible. Drones recently caught a lot of attention when the Federal Aviation Administration started a system that requires drone users to register. While most drones fly above the ground, doing everything from taking videos to delivering your shopping, it was only a matter of time until someone decided that the air shouldn’t be the only place that drones travel. Say hello to the Loon Copter!

Oakland University started the project in 2014, designing and creating a drone that did more than just fly. The Loon Copter is designed to travel not just above the ground but also in and even under water. After flipping 90 degrees, the drone uses the same blades that it uses for flying to then propel itself underwater. The drone can then resurface and fly again without any difficulty.

With a drone capable of doing all this, search and rescue could use them at sea (on calm days at least) to check for people both above and beneath the water without having to change out the equipment.

The first issue they will face though is getting a wireless stream of video from the drone while it’s underwater, something that normally requires a cable connecting the drone to its controller.

Selected as one of ten semi-finalists for the internal category at the 2016 Drones for Good Competition, what would you use an underwater drone for? Would you like to see a giant one that you can ride in?

The Drone Racing League Has Officially Launched

We have had eSports for a while now and while I can understand why it captures so many people all around the world, it wasn’t anything for me. What was missing in eSports for me, I might find in the new Drone Racing League that now officially has been launched. The Drone Racing League, or DRL for short, is just what it sounds to be, so there aren’t many surprises there.

Drone racing could very well become one of the biggest sports of the future. While it doesn’t take the physical agility that normal race drivers need, this requires just as much concentration and skills from the pilots. The quad-copter drones are equipped with cameras that allow the pilots to stay in control while they also allow spectators to get the same view as the pilots.

FPV Quadcopter drone pilots have been competing on a smaller scale for a while and last summer we also saw the first FPV Quadcopter Racing Drone Nationals at the California State Fair. The Drone Racing League takes the whole thing to a new level and a much wider audience. This is a multimillion-dollar league and not just some amateurs competing to see who is best. The first race was held in the Miami Dolphins football stadium in Florida and Stephen Ross, the owner of the stadium, is one of the main investors in the DRL. Other investors include Matt Bellamy, the lead singer of Muse, and the talent agency CAA.

The drone have been specially built for this league and can reach speeds of up to 80 mph. The races will be streamed and the league has no doubt that it one day will fill the stadium with thousands of screaming fans. For now, there are six races planned for this year where the first was flown yesterday.

The video above is more of a teaser for the entire thing and I bet quite a few want to see more. So below you’ll find a video from last years FPV Quadcopter drone nationals. This video gives more insight into the technology and some of the hard legwork that has been done before this league could become a reality. Scot Refsland, the organizer behind last year’s Drone Nationals, is also working on a bigger competition for this year called the Drone Worlds and it is set to be held in Hawaii this time.

WRC 5 eSports Competition Hidden Behind DLC Paywall

Italian developer, Milestone produced a number of officially licensed world rally games which left racing aficionados disappointed due to the sub-par graphics, synthetic audio design and lacklustre career mode. Eventually, the company lost the WRC license and decided to work with rallying legend, Sébastien Loeb. The latest WRC game was created by Kylotonn, formerly known as 4X Studios. Unfortunately, this release has received a fairly mixed reception with the general consensus describing the game as competent but no match for Codemasters’ DIRT Rally. In a press release, the company outlined their plans to create a highly competitive eSports scene. However, as astounding as this might seem, they are going to charge players to compete in any eSports event. The press release reads:

“Players just need to download one of the eSports Pack (the first DLC that is currently available is priced at $7.99/£6.49) to get access to the dedicated stages of each rally. From this moment, practise is unlimited but during the rally weekends, they will have only one opportunity each day to record their best time (from Thursday to Sunday noon). On Sunday afternoon, the ESL crew will invite the best drivers for a Sunday tournament which will be broadcast on Twitch. At the end of this Sunday Tournament, the best 3 drivers on each platform will gain their access to the semi-final and to the grand Finale. See the calendar below for more details.”

To access an eSport event, you have to pay $7.99/£6.49 for one of the eSport packs in addition to the base game. This is unbelievable and bound to destroy any hopes of creating a large online community. It’s also quite insulting and I cannot believe they have attempted to charge for competitive play. Clearly, many publishers are looking for new avenues to make money, but it’s occurring at the expense of player engagement.

Enter Now to Play The Largest Minesweeper Game Ever on 24 Monitors!

Cinemassive has decided to honour the 30th anniversary of Minesweeper with a once in a lifetime opportunity. This competition involves the largest Minesweeper game ever devised on 24 HD monitors and 10 entrants will battle it out until victory. If you want to become involved, simply complete the contact form on the website and cross your fingers! Obviously, demand will be extremely high and it’s uncertain how the selection process is conducted; I’d imagine people are selected at random in the interest of fairness.

The lucky few who are selected have a 12 hour limit to complete the game and avoid 38,799 mines! According to the project, you will be able to play “from the comfort of your home” which suggests some kind of streaming service to conduct the challenge. I’ve always been pretty hopeless at Minesweeper but found the game thoroughly addicting. It’s been an integral part of Windows for over a decade and a good way to pass the time in the office. The latest version on Windows 10 even features daily challenges. However, you are forced to sit through adverts to compete against others worldwide.

Do you think you’re up to the challenge? Perhaps, it’s time to get hone your skills in case you get selected and aim to be the number one Minesweeper player in the world!

Thank you Cinemassive for providing us with this information.

Billionaire Invests $1 Million in Drone Racing League

Is drone racing really a thing? It looks like it! Since more and more people are taking an interest in the little (or not-so-little) gadgets, competitions were bound to crop up sooner or later. Some competitions already took place around the world, one at the California State Fair with a prize offering of $25,000 and others in Australia, France and the UK.

But when it comes to competitions, it’s all about money and investment. That’s why sponsors are the key to it all. You might think that people, companies or organizations may not be interested in drones, but the truth is that they are. This is the case of billionaire Stephen Ross, owner of Miami Dolphins, who already invested $1 million in the first round of New York startup The Drone Racing League.

The real challenge here is drawing fans to these sporting events. I know you can get millions of viewers on YouTube or similar streaming services, but you actually need a crowd to cheer, support and spend something to keep these championships going. It is said that there have been an estimated 60 spectators who showed up at the California State Fair event, but weather conditions may have influenced the low number of spectators.

In addition to the above, drone racing may be a bit boring to sit and watch. Competitors use first-person view racing techniques to manoeuvre the drones with the help of goggles that send a live feed from the drone to the pilot, but the real killer here is that drones only reach a top speed of up to 70 mph. I know they are not as fast as rally racing cars, but this could actually be the start of a new type of sporting event. What do you think?

Thank you The Verge for providing us with this information

Upgrade Your System With Silverstone Competition Winner!

We love hosting competitions here at eTeknix, but more so, we love giving out prizes! We’ve teamed up with the good people at SilverStone to give away three awesome prizes to one lucky winner.
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That’s right a brand new chassis, AIO water cooler and a new PSU is going to one lucky winner, making the perfect set of components to overhaul their PC or even provide the base to build a new one!

Without further delay, let’s find out the answer to the big question…

Did I Win?

DDoS Attack Puts a Stop to Valve’s Dota 2 Tournament

Well, Well, Valve’s Dota 2 international competition, The International 2015, is underway and this time things got a bit serious. The competition was reported to have suffered from a DDoS attack that blocked internet connection to the Dota 2 servers.

The attack is said to have taken place when a match between Evil Geniuses and compLexity Gaming needed to be played, halting the competition for a few hours. You know, something like this was bound to happen sooner or later, since Dota 2 needs an active internet connection to be played. It would have been nice for the title to have a LAN mode from the very start, to avoid things like this, but there you go, trolling at its best.

The saddest part about DDoS attacks is that there is not a lot that can be done to stop them. Of course, once a DDoS attack takes place, you can isolate and reduce it to prevent it from taking out your severs, but you can’t predict and prevent it. This is why Valve’s competition is still vulnerable to DDoS attacks until the tournament ends on the 8th of August.

The real question here is why did Valve rely on public Dota 2 servers for a competition such as The International? I mean, they could have easily made special modded servers, independent from the Internet, to serve as a secure playground for the tournament. I bet this is one of the things they are considering now for future events.

Thank you Tech Spot for providing us with this information

Google Glass Might Face Heavy Competition in the Enterprise Market

We haven’t heard much about Google’s Glass Project in a while, but not because it is dying, but more that it is now focusing on the enterprise side of things. Everyone went nuts when Google cancelled the Explorer program earlier this year, thinking that it was the end of Google Glass as well. Fortunately, it wasn’t, but we mere ‘mortals’ won’t be seeing it on the market anytime soon.

Re/Code got word that Google the second edition of Google Glass has been distributed to the Glass at Work enterprise partners. The team is now thinking about how to further improve the wearable and get it at a reasonable price on the market. Rumours are that the next edition of Glass will be well below $1.500, which is not surprising.

Since Google Glass first debuted, the wearable market has been constantly filling with a lot of competition. Google’s main competitors on the market now are ODG, Epson and Vuzix. Even so, Google Glass is still far from perfect. I mean you have Microsoft’s HoloLens for example, which not only displays everything you want right in front of you, but also lets you interact with augmented reality in unimaginable ways.

Looking at the Glass, it has a lot to catch up on. However, this is why Google chose to stick with the enterprise market and is constantly improving it for enterprise AR applications. Google stated that it is “going to take time to get it right”, but will they be able to pull it off in the end? What do you think?

Thank you Re/Code for providing us with this information

Astro A38 Wireless PC & Mobile Headset Competition

Eager to win yourself a sweet new headset? We’ve teamed up with the good people as Astro to give away one of their very impressive A38 Wireless Bluetooth headsets. The A38 is a great addition to any desktop or mobile audio setup, giving you the option to make calls, listen to music, play your games and more without the distractions of the outside world. They’re packed full of features such as noise cancelling microphones, Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP, HSP and AVRCP, with a retail price of £170/$200.

Thank you Astro for providing us with this awesome prize and remember you can follow Astro on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with their latest and greatest products and competitions.

Want to know even more about this awesome prize? Check out our full review here.

Entering couldn’t be easier and we’ve got lots of cool ways for you to earn extra entries and increase your chances of winning this fantastic prize.

Astro A38 Wireless Headset Competition

Upgrade Your System With Silverstone Competition!

It’s that glorious time once again, as we’ve teamed up with Silverstone to bring you an incredible prize package that will spark a new lease of life into your current system, or act as a base for your next system build. Either way, we’ve got some great hardware up for grabs!

To say thanks to our sponsor and to stay up to date with all the latest product news, competitions and more, you can like the Silverstone Facebook page here.

Silverstone have been kind enough to provide us with three incredible prizes, all of which will go to one lucky winner!Prizes

So what are you waiting for?

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KFA2 Launches Cosplay Competition

 

KFA2, part of GALAX, formerly known as Galaxy are renowned for their unique, ostentatious take on aftermarket GPU cooling. In particular, the Hall of Fame cards consist of an all-white PCB and aggressive factory overclocks. The HOF range symbolizes a no compromise approach and accommodates users looking to build a white themed PC. In my opinion, the HOF Graphics Cards are absolutely stunning and a perfect match alongside the Asus Z97 Sabertooth Mark S and Avexir Sabrano 2400MHz RAM.

To promote their product line, they have launched a Cosplay competition and offering 3 major prizes. The winner will receive a Parrot BeBop Drone and Limited Edition t-shirt. If you finish in 2nd position, they will send out a GTX 980Ti HOF and Limited Edition T-shirt. Finally, 3rd place is presented with a GTX 960 EXOC White and Limited Edition T-shirt.

In GALAX’s official press release, they outlined how to differentiate yourself from the competition and rules for entry:

“This video competition will be judged on two key elements. First, by the most creative costume of a recognizable PC video gaming character, and second, by the funniest or most obscure situation in the film itself. We want see you out in public mixing with the everyday Joe, taking what is normally seen on screen into the public domain; pranks welcome.”

Competetion Rules:

  • Create a film with a maximum 3 minute run time
  • Anything goes bar any criminal activity, violence, nudity, racial or religious insensitivity, bad language or other generally offensive behavior.
  • Keep it clean and creative. Video content must be your own.
  • Host your film on YouTube and include “What’s Your Game? Cosplay Competition” in the title.
  • To submit your entry, email your YouTube link to geforceculture@kfa2.com – making sure to include your contact details with full name & email address.
  • All entries must be submitted by July 31, 2015
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the judging panel with in the first week of Aug. 2015 and a list of winners published Aug. 7th, 2015.

I’m sure the winning entries will illustrate the passion and ingenuity we come to expect from PC Gamers.

Will you be entering or do you prefer a more understated style of competition? Let us know and we can pass the information onto KFA2/GALAX.

ASRock X99 Extreme6 Motherboard Giveaway Winner!

We love giving away prizes here at eTeknix and today is no exception. We’ve had the incredible ASRock X99 Extreme6 motherboard up for grabs in our latest competition, but now the competition has run its course and we’ve fired up the random bean machine to pick a lucky winner for this incredible prize.

The motherboard packs a lot of high-end features that will help you take advantage of many of the latest technologies, and the performance boost that they can bring. Of course, I’m delaying you like crazy here, so let’s get right to it and ask that all important question…

 

Did I Win?

PC Game Giveaway Winner!

 

Our last game giveaway was a bit hit, so we thought it would only be fair to give you all another chance to win a new game! This last few weeks, we’ve seen loads of entries and people asking for all kinds of cool games, from Final Fantasy to Grand Theft Auto V. The cool thing is, the game you win is up to you and after a slight delay, we’ve finally picked the lucky winner on our forums!

So the question you’ve all been waiting for…

Did I Win?

Dota 2 Championship Prize May Reach Record $11.5 Million

Dota 2 has been getting a lot of attention lately and it’s now seen in its annual championship tournament, where the prize pool could reach $11.5 million, setting it as a new record in the game’s championship history. Pretty impressive, huh?

This year marks the fifth International Dota 2 Championship event and it is said that the prize reached $11.4 million this Friday thanks to the money brought in from virtual Compendium. This is really overwhelming since the prize pool started off with a $1.6 million budget at the end of April.

However, in just a matter of days, the prize money reached $5.5 million. This was mainly due to a lot of Compendium sales, which is the sum of in-game challenges, fantasy league-style predictions and in-game cosmetics rewards. Thanks to its fans and players, competitors now will have the opportunity to have a lot of fun, fight for the top and maybe even end up filling their bank account with a small fortune.

In terms of Compendium sales, the basic one costs you $9,99. Should you want to spend more, there is also a $27,99 variant, 25% of which goes to the prize pool. This year Compendium owners are said to have more rewards as they level by watching games, collecting player cards and other such activities.

Thank you Polygon for providing us with this information

ASRock X99 Extreme6 Motherboard Giveaway!

It’s competition time once again and this time we’ve got something pretty special for you to win, an ASRock X99 Extreme6 Motherboard! This is no small prize, as it’s an ultra high-end motherboard, perfect for any extreme system build, with support for some of the fastest processors and memory on the market!

If you want to know more about this stunning bit of hardware, you can check out our full review of it here.

So what are you waiting for?

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be quiet! Mega Upgrade Bundle Competition Winner!

It’s competition time once again and we’ve cooked up something very special for you this time courtesy of the awesome people at be quiet! We’ve got one big prize to giveaway to one lucky winner, offering you the perfect set of components to give your system a fantastic be quiet! makeover.

One lucky winner will win:

  • be quiet! Silent Base 800 Chassis
  • 1200w be quiet! Dark Power Pro 11 Power Supply
  • Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU Cooler

We reviewed the Silent Base 800 and the Dark Rock Pro 3 CPU cooler recently and were very impressed with them, so they’ll no doubt make excellent additions to any setup. The Dark Power Pro series are regarded as some of the best PSUs on the market and with 1200w of power, the prize we’re giving away should be more than enough to take your gaming rig to the next level.

I’d like to say a massive thank you to be quiet! for providing us with these prizes and if you want to say thanks, stay up to date with the latest product information and competitions, you can like their Facebook page and subscribe to their YouTube channel.

So, the question you’ve all been waiting for…

Did I Win?

PC Game Giveaway!

After the popularity of our last Steam game giveaway, many of you have been crying out for us to do it again, so here we are, giving you more chances to win a free PC game!

There’s so many great games on PC that have just been released, such as Grand Theft Auto V and The Witcher 3, no doubt there are a fair few games sitting on your wishlist right now, so what are you waiting for? Let’s get this party started!

It couldn’t be simpler to enter, so just hit up the link below for more details!

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The Best Selfie in World of Warcraft Will Get You to Blizzcon

If you are a World of Warcraft fan, chances are that you have been at Blizzcon at least once by now. If not, then there might be a chance for Blizzard to send you there this year. What you have to do is get your best World of Warcraft selfie face on.

I know it sounds a bit odd for a selfie in World of Warcraft, but hey, Blizzard are known for cropping up weird competitions and getting you involved in the process. It looks like this competition will follow how players can work on making the best selfie in a lot of spots Blizzard picks for you.

So what Blizzard does is pick a spot for you each week. Then, you can go when you want during that week to the latter spot and try to do the best selfie you can imagine. The grand prize will be two tickets to Blizzcon this November, but that’s not the only thing you can win.

Blizzard says that each submission is eligible for weekly prizes and goodies, such as Blizzard branded gear, Battle.net codes and even an iPhone 6 to help you with your selfie problem in real life. Just kidding. In order to take part, head on over to the WoW Selfiel Scavenger Hunt website where you can find more details.

Thank you PCGamesN for providing us with this information
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PowerColor Announce a ‘High-End’ Graphics Card Competition

The release of the highly anticipated R9 300 series is so close it’s almost unbearable to think of; yet one company have jumped the gun and have announced a competition for one of the newest, high-end not yet announced graphics card:

“(One (1) for Grand Prize winner consisting in 2 High end not yet announced graphic cards will be awarded)”

That’s the closest we get to any written information regarding the graphics cards; however, the image on the promotional page does give a little more information. In the background, we see the cooling shroud from a R9 295×2, or could it be the cooling shroud of the R9 390x or maybe even the R9 395×2 (if there would be such a card). This indicates that the card could be water cooled, or maybe it is just PowerColor using an already known high-end graphics card just to cement the ‘high-end’ prize. Across the middle, there is a lighting bar. It is unclear whether this is counting down until the release or the cards or the end of the competition or if it is just there for show?

If you want to enter this competition, why not go over to the PowerColor event page and give them a like on FaceBook.

Win One of Three Copies of Solarix!

We’ve had loads of great competitions on eTeknix recently and we’re certainly not out of ideas yet! The lovely people over at Pulsetense Games have provided us with three codes for their recently released Sci-fi Horror indie developed title “Solarix” and who doesn’t love getting their hands on some free game codes!?

“Solarix is a science-fiction horror game featuring open-ended levels for both combative and stealth-focused playstyles.” – Pulsetense Games

We actually previewed a Beta version of this game several months ago and while it was a little rough around the edges, it was a lot of fun. Since then, the game has had quite a few improvements, 4K support and more added to it.

For more details, you can check out the official Solarix website here or the Steam page here.

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Upgrade Your System With Antec Competition Winner!

It’s competition winner time again! With our Antec competition now at an end, we get to pick one lucky winner to receive a cool update bundle. The winner will be getting a new chassis, power supply and an AIO water cooler!

A massive thank you to Antec for providing us with these prizes and thank you to everyone who entered. Join us in saying congratulations to the lucky winner!

So the question you’re dying to ask…

Did I Win?

Steam Game Giveaway Winner!

It’s time to get glorious! Because it’s that time of the week when I get to pick the lucky winner of one of our competitions! This time around, we tried something a little different, we’re letting you pick the prize (within reason) from Steam!

What game the winner will pick remains to be seen, but I’m sure you can all join me to say congratulations to the winner!

So the question you’ve all been asking…

Did I win?

KFA2 Launch Epic Fail Competition

Following on from KFA2’s previous competition “Best in-game moments”, they are now looking to see submissions of EPIC FAIL gaming moments. These can be either in or out of game, so any major fails that you have experienced (and recorded) in the past few years, or any footage that is worth being a part of your failed video mashup or re-enactment.

Submissions can include music, voice over, visual effects, animation, twitch footage or anything else you can think to include, the list is endless, but no game trailer footage can be submitted.

 

The prizes are pretty awesome:

1st – GOPRO HD Hero4 Black, GTX 970 HOF and a limited edition T-Shit

2nd – GTX 970 EXOC Black and a limited edition T-Shirt

3rd – GTX 960 EXOC and a limited edition T-Shirt

If you plan on entering, here are the competition rules:

  • “Max 60-80 second film – Anything goes bar any criminal activity, violence, pornography, bad language etc. Please use bleepers or pixelated masks to cover any of the above.
  • Keep it clean and creative.
  • One entry per person
  • Global competition
  • Film to be hosted on YouTube and Titled “What’s Your Game? – EPIC GAME FAILS”
  • To submit your entry, please email your YouTube link to geforceculture@kfa2.com – making sure to include your contact details (full name & email address).
  • Competition submission dates. May 11th – 5th June , 2015
  • Submissions will be reviewed by the judging panel with in the second week of June, 2015 and a list of winners published on June 12th, 2015.”

So what are you waiting for, go make some stupid stuff happen with some friends, friends fails are always funnier.

For more information, follow the KFA2 competition link.