Top 10 PS4 Games Under 20 Dollars

When games come out they’re expensive. And sometimes because of that, we miss them. But the monetary entry point for these PlayStation 4 games has gone way down. So, here are the top 10 PS4 Games Under 20 Dollars.

Games that are really big and awesome. Games that don’t really have any business being this cheap. The prices do fluctuate so they may be lower than noted on this list. Because these titles now go on sale oftentimes.

Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection

Uncharted The Nathan Drake Collection

This is a collection of the first three Uncharted games. In my opinion, these games are all good enough, that they would justify the price. They are selling it at a net price of $9.99 on their own.

While the first one is a little bit shakier than number two and three. These are games that really made a lot of the conventions of today’s modern third-person games into conventions. It is very derivative of Tomb Raider and the new Tomb Raider is very derivative of itself. So what happens when the genre is developed. And this is such a big leap in not just the exact each genre it occupies. But a lot of adjacent genres as well. Therefore, Ten Dollars for three fantastic games, that’s 3 dollars and 33 cents. Which really cheap…

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

metal gear solid 5 the phantom pain

This game was incredibly well reviewed for all the right reasons. It is packed with content and you have so much means as to how you are going to cross that content. The world is very detailed and very strange. And yet it is set in the past when a lot of the strangeness is a lot less explainable.

The characters are really the elements of the story that shines the most. The story is quite simple actually. But, in my opinion, it’s the gameplay that really brings you to the phantom pain.  It is such a good mix of stealth open-world gameplay and outright action. That it totally justifies a $19.99 price point. $19.99 is very low for such a huge, wide, expansive, and immersive experience.

Doom 2016

Doom 2016

This game has every right to be around $40 at this moment but it is $19.99. This was in every way a huge development in the first-person shooter genre. In the franchise’s lifespan, Doom 2016 added so many interesting mechanics. While retaining the things that make Doom what it is now.

If you look at it it looks like Doom, it’s got every hallmark of doom. The visuals, the speed, the weapons, but they also added a bunch of interesting chaining mechanics and the multiplayer is great. Now, Doom cost $19.99, that is ridiculous to pass up.

Bloodborne

Bloodborne

It is a masterpiece of work From Software. This is a game that took some of the conventions of Dark Souls and turned them on their head. It basically made it so that there’s no good reason for you to use the shield. Which encourages some very different gameplay mechanic and your strategies change.

Besides that, the world that Bloodborne occupies is very different than the world of Dark Souls. It is much more along the lines of a Lovecraftian nightmare rather than a medieval fantasy one. It plays a little bit like a faster Dark Souls that are more oriented toward dodging than blocking.

Which is great because that gameplay mechanic and that combination of strategies is fun as hell. It is also not as hard but it’s pretty damn hard. To say it’s not a challenge would be really difficult to sound as if you’re good at games. It is tough, but it is the fun kind of tough. It is only $19.99, therefore, considering the amount of time you’ll spend in the world of Bloodborne, that’s dirt-cheap.

Stardew Valley

Stardew Valley

This game is an honor to the Super Nintendo Harvest Moon series. It brings a lot of new elements to the table, develops the genre, the idea, the entirety of it. Stardew Valley turns it into a little bit more of a simulator and a little bit less of a narrative game.

Stardew Valley image02

However, it’s kind of already not too far in either direction. So Stardew Valley is concentration on the gameplay elements of it while maintaining the more nostalgic aesthetics of the old-school Harvest Moon games.

It is a good choice and a lot of the things added to it actually remind me of Minecraft, except for it’s really nothing like Minecraft. There are a lot of games that are like that actually. Except this is a farming simulator, and it’s fun as hell. It is also only $14.99 which is a steal.

Rocket League

Rocket League

This game is as the developers have described it before. It is basically soccer, but with rocket-powered cars. Have you ever seen a match of this game go, there’s no other way to describe it. And although its first release was way back in 2015 there are over 40 million players, as of the beginning of 2018 playing this game. This is one of those games where even if you don’t understand the appeal, it is still worth a spin. Because playing it is highly addictive in a good way.

It’s just a fun goofy weird game that manages to do exactly what it sets out to do. And it only costs $13.99, which is it’s certainly worth giving it a shot. 40 million people can’t be wrong.

Yakuza Kiwami

Yakuza Kiwami

It approximately translates to “Yakuza Ultimate” and with good reason it is a remake of the original Yakuza. It is using all of the more recent Yakuza technology. It looks unique it plays phenomenally and it is just wonderful.

The Yakuza series is absolutely just wonderful. It is such an immersive narrative and although the open world doesn’t boast square footage. It is easily one of the densest lived-in and alive feeling open worlds there is. Going back and redoing the original to the point where it is closer to the goals of the modern Yakuza games. It just does so much for it, it is such a good version of the game and it’s such a good game as it stands. It is also only $19.99 now, So pick it up…

Until Dawn

Until Dawn

It is the narrative game that is about your choices. Most people consider being much better about player choice than a lot of narrative games much like it. It goes above and beyond to ensure that your choices actually do have effects.

All elements of the story eventually have to deal with which is really commendable. And considering how many branches and how much it actually changes its kind of amazing they made a game like this. Which takes on average 11-12 hours to play. It is even more amazing is that you can buy it now for $5.99 and I would say you should.

Uncharted 4

Uncharted 4 Top 10 PS4 Games Under 20 Dollars

Obviously, if you’re wanting the entire uncharted collection you’ll have to pick this one up. In my opinion, it is without a doubt one of the best games ever made. It is the culmination of Uncharted, it goes so much further in its storytelling. The environments are so much more ambitious, the set pieces are bigger, better, and more edge-of-your-seat.

And the action, the shooting, the actual bulk of the game is never boring. It is just remarkable, such a well-made game. It has so many elements that are just done to perfection. At 9.99 not to pick up this game, especially if you haven’t played it. I can’t understand what you are thinking.

Last of Us Remastered

Last of Us Remastered

The horror classic in every way shape or form. Which is getting a highly anticipated sequel that frankly,  I’m quite thrilled for this game. It personally has an updated, much better-looking, HD, and enjoyable version of itself on the PlayStation 4.

It allows you to go through the absolutely nerve-wracking scenarios, which this game puts you through. And honestly it really does, it allows you to experience the narrative triumph that is The Last of Us. And the best possible quality at $19.99, to experience really one of the best. It just makes sense.

Ther you have it, the list of Top 10 PS4 Games Under 20 Dollars.

Hitman 2 includes Hitman season 1 revamped

Good News for Season 1 owners

IO Interactive, developers of the legendary assassination game series Hitman has shared some incredibly nice news about their new game Hitman 2. The entire Season 1, that is all missions from the first Hitman of 2016. They will receive a redo and become available to be played in Hitman 2. Even more, users who own Hitman 1, will get the updated missions for free in Hitman 2.

Free stuff is always acknowledged. Especially these days among the gaming audience. Where the concept is strong that publishers are continuously searching for ways to pocket in more money than ever before. Microtransactions, Pay-to-Win and more have led to many gamers become more and more interested towards big blockbuster games. You are also getting the DLC on the first day.

Of course, the revised season 1 will be only free for owners of Hitman (2016). But still, the news of IO Interactive to essentially give away an improved version of their first game for free. It is an extraordinary present by the game developer for its fans. We have seen many attempts of repackaging and reselling the identical content in the past. In that sense, this offer is pretty awesome.

Improved graphics, new game modes, gameplay items, mechanics and more. This will all be available to experience and use in the improved Season 1 content for Hitman 2. The revamped missions of Season 1 will feature all these improvements of Hitman 2.

The resurrection of Hitman Franchise

Now, in partnership with Warner Brother Games, IO Interactive looks to be able to refine and perfect the successful formula of Hitman (2016). If we look at IO Interactive’s story, it is just heartwarming. After almost destroying the Hitman franchise with Hitman: Absolution in 2012. And proceeding at the edge of closing down shop for good in 2017. When Square Enix decided to end funding. This worshiped legendary game studio managed to become autonomous while preserving full rights of the Hitman franchise.

Besides that, One of the very exciting pre-order offers is. “AN AGENT THAT DOESN’T KNOW THEIR WAY AROUND A SNIPER RIFLE DOESN’T BELONG IN THE ICA. PRE-ORDER HITMAN™ 2 AND COMPETE WITH AGENTS ACROSS THE WORLD. THE AGENT WITH THE HIGHEST SCORE ON THE SOLO MODE WILL WIN A CONTRACT OF A LIFETIME.”

Hitman 2 is coming out November 13 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

Devil May Cry 5 Set to Release in March 2019

The Original Nero and Dante are making their appearance in the gaming world in 2019 with Devil May Cry 5 and it looks completely awesome. At Gamescom, Capcom premiered a new trailer showcasing epic new action, the release date, and more.

Devil May Cry 5

On March 8th, 2019, Devil May Cry 5 will get released with a new tale in Dante’s saga. Besides that, it seems he’s not significantly the main hero this time around. Therefore, with some exciting new gameplay features like being able to ride Nero’s detachable arm like a rocket skateboard on top of the already quick-paced high octane hack and slash action.

Story

Several years after the order of the sword incident. An unusual event arrives in Red Grave City. A gigantic tree penetrates through the surface in the middle of the town, attacking with roots that drain the citizens of their blood.

Therefore, Our young Devil hunter Nero shoots into the Red Grave aboard the mobile Devil May Cry vehicle with his partner Nico. Nico is a self-styled “artisan of arms” which provides Nero with new weapons. However, Nero seeks to recover many things in Red Grave: Lost pride, stolen powers, and a man who was left behind.

Besides that, Nero is Wielding his Red Queen Sword and custom Blue Rose revolver. He rushes into Red Grave, routing the demon hordes as he makes for the ominous phenomenon in the city center. All the while, a new power crackles through his right arm.

The quick-paced action you love,
the devilish combat you desire!

Stylish action makes a successful return in the ramped-up sword-and-gun gameplay the Devil May Cry series is known for.

Nero

Nero

The young Devil Hunter, having lost his demonic arm (the Devil Bringer) before the events of the game, he stands against the invading demonic armies, with a new power provided by Nico.

Red Queen

Red Queen

Turbo-charged demon cleaver

Besides that, a version of the Order’s anti-demon weapon specialized just for Nero, provided with a combustion engine. Therefore, it uses the added power and thrust to power up his sword swings. Revving the hilt like a motorcycle activates the Exceed system, which coats the blade in flames to set enemies aflame.

Blue Rose

Blue Rose

Piercing coaxial hand cannon

This six-chamber revolver fires two bullets at a time from upper and lower barrels.
Good for long-range attacks to keep enemies in check and to increase out combos.
It also allows Nero to fire special multi-hit bullets with the powerful Color Up skill.

Devil Breaker

Devil Breaker

New power for a broken hunter

A weaponized prosthetic arm made by Nico to replace Nero’s missing limb.Devil Breaker instead of nero's broken limb
High output performance makes them break easily, so Nero usually carries multiple Devil Breakers into battle, exchanging broken arms for new ones.
The base of the Devil Breaker includes the Wire Snatch ability, which pulls smaller foes to him or sends him flying towards larger targets, living or otherwise.

Mobile division of
“Devil May Cry” DMC Motorhome

"Devil May Cry" DMC Motorhome

A large trailer remodeled into Nico’s homes and transport. “Devil May Cry” glows in neon on the side, a gift from Dante. Call her from any working phone line and she’ll come rushing, letting you collect Devil Breakers and skills from the weapons development workshop in the motorhome.

Nico

Nico

The self-proclaimed “artisan of arms” coupling up with Nero. Her grandmother was Nell Goldstein, the legendary gunsmith. She creates the Devil Breakers that compensate Nero’s lost arm.

Dante

Dante

He is going to make an appearance in Tokyo Game Show 2018.

You can view the new trailer below.

And if you aren’t satisfied with just the trailer, then you can get roughly 15 minutes of raw gameplay from a demo playable at Gamescom!!!

Devil May Cry 5 releases on March 8th, 2019 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

6 Consoles Which Got Cancelled

As it stands, the console war is between only two parties Sony and Microsoft. Nintendo is off doing their own thing and the PC masters need not quarrel with these console makers. However, there were a few potential players from across the console generations hoping to break into the market and take a slice of it. And work their way to the top of course, but none of them succeeded. Well because none of them actually got released. There were some attempts by some well-known manufacturers as well as a few new companies trying to break into the console market. Either way, I think you were not aware of any of them. Here are the 6 Consoles Which Got Cancelled.

6. The Atari Mirai

The unreleased Atari Mirai is definitely the most mysterious one on this list. Mainly because nobody knows a thing about it, at least there’s nothing that’s been really nailed down. However, there were two schools of thought on what this console actually was.

The first being an Atari-branded SNK Neo Geo.

Neo Geo As the two companies were neighbors in California and struck deals before. This Atari Mirai being a result of one of these deals. Either that or the Mirai was a console-style adaptation of their 16-bit ST computers.

Atari ST computer

Atari had done this sort of thing before with their XEGS game system. Which is essentially a console port of their 8-bit computers, so it didn’t sound completely out of the question for their next big hitter. That’s about all we know about the Atari Mirai if any of that is actually true. However, when Atari corporation closed their doors in 1996 a prototype of what is supposedly the Mirai was found.

Atari Mirai

But it was only a shell there was no hardware, so we’re still completely lost as to what that actually was.

5. The Namco Super System

The late 80s saw Namco absolutely dominating the arcade market. So big in fact they were taking a bite out of their biggest rival Atari. However, Namco’s arrogance at the time led to disagreements with companies like Nintendo. Nintendo was quite strict on how many games they could release for the NES per year. Namco took this in a strange way, they decided to try and support Nintendo’s rivals in terms of giving them games. And even trying to enter the console market themselves.

Namco's Super System

Namco quickly developed a 16-bit system called the super system. Which was based on their system 21 arcade hardware. It was much more powerful than the SNES and the Mega Drive, but just as they were about to take it to developers and retailers. They bottled it and decided to go and team up with Hudson soft and NEC, to try and produce a console with them.

However, after seeing the arrogance Namco was displaying in the industry Hudson soft and NEC wasn’t too keen. And they shrugged them off pretty quickly. Eventually releasing the super graphics system, which went absolutely down the pan. Namco’s super system was pretty much never heard from again.

4. The Nintendo PlayStation

That’s right the Nintendo PlayStation. Saying that you might have already heard about this you know the whole Nintendo-Sony deal. And then Sony went off and made the PlayStation and completely crushed Nintendo. Well, if you have not heard of that let me explain, back in the day Nintendo was looking at creating a CD add-on for the Super Nintendo. And ended up cuddling up to Sony to get that on their way. And lo and behold the Nintendo PlayStation was born.

Sony-Nintendo Playstation

The first actual prototype was found in 2015 but there was no CD hardware around. So was this new console, we don’t know really. In the end, Sony and Nintendo were battling it out constantly as to the rights of who owned the software and who owned the hardware. In the end, they split and Sony took the hardware with them and the Sony Playstation was born, then nothing was ever the same. Sony tried to relaunch this Nintendo or Super Nintendo CD thing with Philips but that too fell through.

3. The Sega Neptune

It seems odd that the now software-only Sega were trying to rub shoulders with the console Giants back in the 90s. To be honest with the Mega Drive or Genesis that is what they did and then the 32x rolled around. It was a mushroom-shaped add-on for the Mega Drive that allowed more powerful and more interesting cartridges to be played. Knuckles Chaotix and Virtua Fighter are just a couple of them.

But, Sega already anticipating the massive success the 32x are going to bring them.

32X They started development on a console bundling the two together like a 32x/Mega Drive hybrid thing.

Neptune First, the Sega Neptune was born or conceptualized at least. A few prototypes were built to show off the developers and retailers but then the 32x failed. The 32-bit market was already pretty busy as it was with the likes of the Atari Jaguar, the 3DO, the PlayStation, and even Sega’s own Sega Saturn. The Neptune was delayed three times and after Sega finally realized that the 32x was going nowhere they quietly canceled it.

2. The Taito Wowow

Taito was the king of the arcade back in the day. Space invaders and Arkanoid was made by Taito. Anyhow, there was absolutely no surprise that Taito wanted to bring their “Arcade smashes” into the living room. And eventually enter the console market in 1992, which felt a bit late. Saying that Taito worked pretty ahead of the curve when it came to hardware.

The Taito Wowow

Their system was boasting a CD-ROM drive video streaming software and even the ability to download games via satellite. This did sound quite expensive, and for 1992 it was expensive, and that was ultimately the Wowow’s downfall. That and what would have been absolute crap download speeds at that time.

1. The Atari Panther

It’s Atari again trying to sneak into the 16-bit party. The panther was going to be Atari’s state-of-the-art 16-bit console. Boasting a Motorola 68000 chip, which you could also find in the Mega Drive, the Amiga, the Apple Macintosh.

The Mega DriveSega Mega Drive

The AmigaThe Amiga

The Apple Macintosh.The Apple Macintosh

And even Ataris own ST computers. The chips in the Panther was what put it leagues ahead of his competition. The Otis was a 32 channel sound processor and the blossom was a video chip that pumped out 2,602,144 colors and almost limitless sprite counts. That made the panther ridiculously more powerful than the SNES and the Mega Drive. However, Atari decided to cancel the panther not because it was expensive, but because of the Jaguar.

Jaguar was also in development at the time, with their 32-bit console was really speeding through the production process. So they felt they’d not give the Panther a big enough window to justify being released. The Jaguar, however, was delayed over and over and over again, making that gap wider and wider. The perfect spot to pop out another console was gone. The Panther with its power and supposed cost-effectiveness was a real misstep for Atari. Probably one of the biggest missteps in console history.

There we have it, 6 Consoles Which Got Cancelled.

Fortnite Season 5-10 Easter Eggs you missed

Fortnite season 5 is in full swing with so many changes new locations to explore and new game modes to enjoy. While you’re busy building massive worlds in playground mode or knocking off enemies one by one, there are a number of Easter eggs you may have missed along the way.

Here are some of the season 5 Easter eggs you didn’t know.

10. Golf Shots in Fortnite Season 5

For some of us hunting down enemies and killing them just wasn’t enough. We already had the privilege of using soccer fields in previous seasons of Fortnite. But now in season 5 they really upped the ante with access to Basketballs and Golf balls.Golf balls in Fortnite When going through your remotes it’s easy to pull out a ball and get off a shot at any location. Obviously, the best place to get your golf swing on is at the lucky links golf course. YouTuber Yode turns the playground mode into a crazy golf course where wooden walls help create obstacles and ramps for the balls to roll on.

If you look closely while playing golf you could enjoy some statistics along the way. In the bottom left corner of the screen is usually a kill feed. The realistic feed actually comes with a lot of joy each time you make a shot. Because it’ll tell you how far away your shot was, not only can you screenshot your distance for bragging rights, but it easily helps you keep track of your best shots no matter how often you play.

9. Escape From Shore

A few weeks ago there were a ton of headlines about one of the great Fortnite rescue attempts of all time. When YouTuber Muselk discovered chappadoodle abandoned on shore. He attempted to save him using ATK. But things didn’t go exactly as planned as the cart tumbled down and plowed into chappadoodle and instantly killed the character.chappadoodle and muselk The video quickly went viral and Epic Games took notice. To help honor the failed rescue, a large tombstone was resurrected right at the location where trap noodle was killed.

By heading down to the isolated area you can see the tombstone and mourn the hilarious death.Tombstone for chappadoodle Not only did Epic Games add this nice touch but there are a few things they did to help prevent this type of incident from ever happening again. The first fix was giving the players the ability to build up and down the hill as needed. The second fix is the addition of some tires so players can easily hop back up and won’t find themselves stuck on the shore like chappadoodle.chappadoodle tire

There are all kinds of funny incidents happening in Fortnite. And to see Epic Games honor them is what makes the game so great. It feels like a true community.

8. Restoring Dusty Depot

Depending on what season you actually started playing Fortnite. The center of the map was likely called something different, the area originally started out as dusty Depot. It was nothing special just three large warehouses with terrible loot.Restoring Dusty Depot In recent seasons the area changed after a meteor strike destroyed it. Therefore, the location is renamed Dusty Divot. Now in season 5, Dusty Divot has all new look, with much of the area overgrown with trees, and many of the structures removed. While this change is pretty obvious just by looking at the overhead map.Dusty Divot And getting a little closer will help reveal some additional details. If you look closely at the trucks surrounding dusty divot you’ll notice a lot of key items are stored there. For example, one truck features dumpsters porta-potties and construction materials.construction materials

which indicate some great transformation to the Dusty Divot area. A lot of the overgrown trees may get cut down as new buildings are erected. And players should expect to see some major changes when season 6 arrives.

The ever-changing location gives players a lot to do and explore with each new season. The pallets and other items are general tools. So, there’s nothing clear about what they are going to build in the area. Either way, we’ll have to see if the impact of the meteor has any effect on what eventually gets placed in the location.

7. Mourning The Tomato

The rocket launch and presence of the rift created all types of changes on the four-night map. For buildings in tomato town, their business is seriously damaged. One of the more obvious examples of this was the tomato man head statue in Tomato town. The Tomato head was so iconic, that there is even a skin created after it. After the head disappeared, there were clearly people upset with the game’s story. If you travel back to the pizza restaurant and go on the roof there’s a small Easter egg, indicating how iconic the tomato man really was.

Tomato sign on pizza restaurant

Look closely and you’ll see a small sign that says goodbye and features an image of a tomato on it. Obviously between the rocket launch and premiere of season 5 some type of vigil took place at the pizza restaurant. For players like ESmearman, he took mourning the tomato man into his own hands.Mourning the Tomato The YouTuber wore the tomato man skin. Made his way to the top of the restaurant and proceeded to dance in the location where the tomato man used to be. A wonderful way to honor a wonderful man. As players continue to mourn the lost, it’s only a matter of time before we find out where the giant tomato actually ended up.

6. Opening The Drive-in

The large island in Fortnite seems like an amazing place to live. Spend your days shopping on retail row, enjoy a relaxing boat trip on loot lake, or hit the course on lucky links. At night there’s even more to do, especially in the form of a drive-in theater. Risky Reels is an outdoor theater which houses a huge projection screen and brings back a lot of nostalgia for people who enjoyed attending the drive-ins.Risky Reels old version Back in Season 4, Risky Reels was a huge mess, the screen was destroyed the parking lot was a mess, and it looked like the place hadn’t been touched since the 1950s.

Well, like many other locations in season 5, it seems like some restoration has begun. One of the biggest changes you’ll notice are all the cars lining the lot again. Apparently, if you rebuild it they will come.Risky Reels new version The lot is completely full, which is kind of funny considering the screen still isn’t fully repaired. We guess watching a great movie on 75% of a screen is better than no movie at all. For a detailed look at the changes, YouTuber random Chievos went to the Risky Reels and captured all types of footage of the area. At this rate season 6 could be airing full length fictional Fortnite movies or maybe they should just start streaming some in-game player stats.

5. Seeing Underwater

The water areas in Fortnite had a different kind of element and strategy when playing. You can choose to build platforms directly over the water for easier travels, and trudge through the water to make your way around.Trudging through water at fortnite One of the biggest issues when going into the water used to be the lack of visibility. Certain forced camera angles made it impossible to see the water, turning crunching positions into frustrating blind spots.

Loot Lake is the water mass in the game where many players find themselves trapped when they couldn’t see to get out. The dark waters also made it impossible to pick up specific items, when another player dies in the water. Well if you’ve taken a swim at all during season 5, then you would have noticed someone spend a lot of time cleaning up the lake. Not only of the graphics improved dramatically, but the water is completely clear.

You have the ability to change how you play in loot lake and can crunch all you want to avoid enemies spotting. Seeing through the water has multiple advantages for the future of the game as well. We can imagine Epic games adding a special scuba gear add-on, similar to the bush. Players can hide deeper in the water and the game could even include secret underwater tunnels.

4. The Viking sail

Teleportation elements have been infused into Fortnite Season 5. Ever since the epic rocket launch created huge rifts in the sky. These elements of teleportation can be seen from various parts of the map, including the new season 5 Viking village.

As you explore the village located high up in the hills you can’t miss the spectacular sight of the large Viking ship.

Viking ship At first glance, the sail symbol may just look like a Viking inspired llama design. However, If you look closely at the flag design, you’ll notice a lot of legs. This is because the design is based off the Sleipnir an animal featured in Norse mythology. The creature is known as an eight-legged horse and was ridden by Odin. The horse itself could make an epic appearance in Fortnite in a number of different ways. And the design features on the sail are a nice touch to true Viking history. The horse could appear as a statue, similar to the new dinosaur statues. It could also be the first living creature in the game to be ridden, imagine riding into battle on an eight-legged horse. And having the ability to shoot enemies while on top of your steed.

3. Moai Heads

Season 5 has brought the past into the present and another example of this comes from the moai heads now present on the island. Unlike other areas like the dinosaur statue or Viking village, the moai heads are scattered all around the island. The statutes are not just a random decoration for the island, they serve as a great easter egg and have many secrets associated with them.

Moai Heads

One of the biggest secrets is where the moai heads are pointing to. Redditer Duncan games created a map following the direction of every moai head was pointing to. They’re all pointing towards salty springs the location of the biggest rift.Salty springs The direction of the heads only adds to the mystery of their appearance in season 5.

The heads are clearly inspired by the real-life statues found on Easter Island. The statues have been there for thousands of years and are surrounded by a ton of mystery. For gamers, these statues were seen in Super Mario Land from the original Gameboy. The moai heads may look nice in Fortnite, but another secret involves their destruction. Axing the moai heads will help you quickly build upon brick materials early in a match. Get to a Moai Head first and you’ll be treated to one or more treasure chests as well.

2. A True Victory

Whether you’re playing solo, duo, or squads nothing feels better than being the sole survivor and earning a victory royale. No matter how many times you’ve done it the victory never gets old and season 5 only made celebrating even better. Epic Games made a few tweaks to the victory royale declaration and players who discovered them cannot get enough.

The first big change is a slow-motion ending. Just as the final enemy dies the game goes into ultra slow motion, confetti starts to fall, and you see the dramatic ending in all of its glory. Another change to the victory royale is the graphic displayed for a winner. Toss in some new victory music and you have yourself a true celebration, no matter how you get sidetracked exploring the world. The game is ultimately about winning and increasing the fanfare only adds to the fun.

Fortnite player MAMBA XO won 2 early season matches and display their great new victories in squad mode. The new victory can be seen in every mode, even if you’re playing 50 versus 50. So get out there Fortnite fans and earn your victory Royale.

1. Heavy Shotguns

One of the best parts about dropping into a Fortnite battle is seeing what weapons you discover lying around or hidden in a chest. With such a large arsenal to choose from it’s easy to lose track of all the different options. And when it comes to shotguns, there are multiple types to choose from including the heavy shotgun.Shotgun Fortnite In previous seasons of Fortnite, the gun wasn’t the best, especially when compared to the pump shotgun. But Epic Games has included some subtle changes to help with the way the gun is used. In previous seasons the heavy shotgun would only shoot five pellets out. This limited the coverage the shotgun had when it hit enemies.

Epic Games decided to double the pellet output, by including ten pellets instead of five. This subtle change makes a huge difference, especially when other players try to dodge your shots. The range of the heavy shotgun is much improved as well. When the heavy shotgun first got its buff, Epic Games accidentally increased in damage to extreme amounts. And once the glitch was found, Epic Games got rid of it, but the heavy shotgun can still create some heavy damage. If you have room in your inventory, this weapon is definitely worth holding on to and works well in the crowded 50 versus 50.

Now, there you have it, Fortnite Season 5-10 Easter Eggs that you probably missed.

Top 10 Gaming Keyboards of 2018

For all the PC gamers out there we’re going to show you 10 of the best Gaming Keyboards for 2018.

Top 5 Gaming Keyboards under $50

Rosewill RGB Wired Keyboard

Rosewill RGB Wired

It is one of the most basic keyboards from Rosewill. This is their RGB gaming keyboard and it’s simple, stylized, and not bad considering it’s incredibly cheap. We do get most of the features we want from a more high-end gaming keyboard such as RGB lighting and a pretty decent wrist pad.

It is a membrane keyboard and you can change the caps because the keyboard caps are switchable. For the media-savvy, you do get multimedia keys. But with this one, it’s just about comfort and looks, and for something worth 40 bucks, what you’re paying for is basically like a low-end version of a Corsair keyboard. For which you would otherwise spend a lot more money. Therefore, if you’re into over-the-top gaming style, and don’t want to break the bank, I think this Rosewill RGB Wired Keyboard would be the one you want.

Logitech G100 Combo

Logitech G 100 combo

Sometimes you have to look around a bit for the Gaming Keyboards, but this one is usually found for around 50 bucks from some third-party sellers. And what you get here is pretty much a basic keyboard and mouse combo. Thankfully it’s a Logitech product and the build quality is nice and overall it’s pretty reliable.

It’s a no-frills build, it’s very durable, the materials are pretty good, and the response time is under two milliseconds. So it’s still pretty fast and accurate if that’s what you’re looking for. And if you’re into that type of thing it does come with highlighted gaming keys. Because that “WASD” and arrow keys are colored and highlighted, so it’s easy for you to find. We can’t say a lot about this other than that, it’s simple, cheap, and reliable.

Razer Deathstalker Essential

Razer Deathstalker

Now, we have the Razer Deathstalker Essential, this is pretty much razors trimmed down at the most simple keyboard. And with it you are getting a nice build, that’s a little thicker, and you get a wrist pad. But on the other hand, compared to the other keyboards on this list, this one has the lowest profile keys. So, we actually included it for varieties sake, not everybody likes thick chunky keycaps.

As much as those keycaps are considered better for gaming, this is a pretty no-frills build. And especially considering it’s not RGB lit and it doesn’t have too much razer branding besides the wrist rest. This really is low profile and you can essentially use it at work, in an office. And also feel cool and still feel a little bit like a gamer. Not only that it’s cheap, frankly speaking, it’s one of the cheapest razer’s anything you can get. However, thankfully with that, you do get that name-brand behind it. So, since we are covering all the bases and different types of keyboards, the Deathstalker essential definitely earns a spot in this list.

AZIO Levetron L70

AZIO Levetron L70

If you don’t care about name-brand that much we do have the AZIO Levetron L70. This goes back to one of the more low-profile gaming keyboards and it’s got a detachable wrist rest. Besides that, it has a volume adjustment knob on the top right, and those things are pretty useful sometimes. Most people use third-party ones to the side of their desk, but to have that on a keyboard is often pretty cool.

Other than that it’s a pretty standard keyboard the key height is about mid-level. So, if you’re not into low-profile caps and you’re not ready to use those big chunky caps then this might be an easy alternative, considering it’s not too expensive. if you want to just kind of test the waters while not spending too much at all consider that AZIO Levetron L70. Every once in a while out there, there’s a cheap brand that you don’t recognize. But it’s really a diamond in the rough and judging from a bunch of user reviews out there, it’s not that bad.

Corsair K55 RGB

Corsair K55

The Corsair K 55 RGB is another nice keyboard that has onboard multimedia keys and it’s RGB lit. It also has six programmable macro keys, which is useful, and it does have a wrist rest. while it’s a bit chunkier and a little less low profile, it is still of a nice build. And if you’ve used any Corsair stuff in the past you know that they make pretty decent products, regardless of the price.

Therefore, with this one, if you like things simple but at the same time you do want to stick behind a brand the k55 is under fifty bucks, so you should consider it.

 

Also, Check Out: 5 Best Gaming Monitors of 2018

 

Top 5 Gaming Keyboards Over $100

Now, we’re gonna move on to keyboards over $100. So if you’re looking to spend a bit more cash and get that high-quality keyboard action, let’s move forward.

SteelSeries Apex M750 TKL

SteelSeries Apex M750 TKLThis is the same exact thing as the Apex M750, but this is just the TKL version. TKL means tenkeyless because it’s missing the number pad. I know there are some people that absolutely need those numbers, but going TKL saves on desk space and you can leave more room for your mouse as well. And ruin the office uses, a TKL is for that exact reason. Besides that, it has a solid aluminum case that’s built to withstand hours of use and it is surprisingly pretty lightweight. It has SteelSeries’s own QX2 linear Mechanical switches that only require 45 grams of actuation. Which actually gives you really fast reaction times and this board also has some really cool RGB features.

SteelSeries software has discord integrations, so if you’re crazy you can actually get your keyboard to react to certain things on discord. For example, you can have your voice level show up on the F keys, and then have the F Keys turn red when you’re using mute, or even have your keyboard let you know when you have a discord notification. I’m not really into too much RGB stuff like this like when the RGB reacts to having your alt and overwatch or whatever. But still, I just really appreciate this built-in discord integration stuff, it’s just fun.

HyperX Alloy Elite

HyperX Alloy Elite

First of all, it has a very solid steel frame so you can beat around with it and still this thing holds up. And just like every other keyboard of the market right now, it does have RGB. You are allowed to store three different profiles on the onboard memory. So you can change it on the fly by hitting a key instead of having to use software to do so. You are also able to choose what switches the board comes with, you can choose between Cherry MX blues, reds, and browns. Therefore, if you want the more traditional clicky blues you can do that, or go with the quieter and lighter Reds.

It also ships with textured titanium WASD caps. I know some people are just into those big keys being textured, so they’re easier to find on the board. It also comes with non-textured titanium number keys, just one through four. I’ve always been more of a fan of the more low-profile media keys and this board has just that, with a volume wheel that doesn’t take up too much space. You’re just getting a solid quality keyboard that might run you a few dollars, but it does seem like you’re getting what you pay for here.

Logitech G513 Mechanical

Logitech G513 Mechanical

Logitech G513 is a keyboard we really like, because of its simplicity, it’s just a very simple pretty looking keyboard. This board has a really nice aluminum brushed metal finish with the gray-black color looking exceptionally nice. It doesn’t have any extra keys like media controls, you have to handle it through the function keys. If you want to change up the simplicity a bit, it does ship with gaming keycaps that you can swap out to give it a little bit of pop. And it also makes the typing gaming Keys a bit easier to use.

You can also change it up with the built-in RGB. You can either use the built-in profiles or make your own using Logitech’s software. The same software also allows you to apply macro commands to the function keys if you’re a macro kind of person. It also has a comfortable memory foam wrist rest. I can definitely appreciate it, not every keyboard ships with one of these. Besides that, the overall simplicity of the keyboard is what makes a Logitech G513 such an awesome keyboard.

Razer Huntsman Elite

Razer Huntsman Elite

This is one of the more expensive boards on the list at a couple hundred bucks but it does have some cool tech. This is razor’s newest keyboard and this one is pretty different from the rest of the keyboards Razor offer. Because it has razors new optomechanical switches. These switches feel like regular mechanical switches, but instead of actuation working via moving parts, it works via a light so when pressing the key it activates the light, which activates keystroke without any delay. This is really cool and we appreciate it. But for most of us using regular mechanical keyboards, we really aren’t going to notice the difference.

It literally saves milliseconds, but the tech behind it is really cool and no one is denying it. The keys still feel like razor green keys which is pretty much like a cherry MX blue switch. So you’ll have that clacky feel and sound. And it’s also worth knowing that each key has a stabilizer so each keystroke is consistent, no matter where you press on the key. The board also has crazy RGB like every other Heiser product. But this time the wrist rest also has RGB, which is cool. It also has features like media keys and one of them is actually a dial. The dial is programmable via Razer synapse if you can get back to work. so, in that case, you can use it to adjust volume or brightness or something else you can think of.

There is also the Razer Huntsman which is the non-elite version of this keyboard.Razer Huntsman It lacks the multimedia controls, it’s a little cheaper than the Elite version. Both the keyboards are over $100.

Corsair K70 MK.2

Corsair K70 MK.2

This one is a follow-up to the beloved Corsair keyboard. And with this mark 2 version, it seems like Corsair’s approach was like “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it.”

But visually they didn’t change much from the last version, but it has a bigger wrist pad. That is just pretty sleek, I’m not gonna lie. It has cherry MX mechanical switches and a basic numeric-pad with slightly tweaked media control buttons. And this one has way better cable routing built-in on the bottom of the keyboard.

For gaming, it is a solid pick that just has stood the test of time. It is quick and it is easy to get used to. And as compared to $200 it still has a premium finish. If you’re generally a fan of Corsair stuff, this is a safe bet, and we don’t think it will disappoint you.

Now, those are ten gaming keyboards we can recommend for 2018. And we hope you liked our list of Top 10 Gaming Keyboards of 2018.

10 Facts about Uncharted

The franchise has set an industry-wide standard for having a captivating story along with, excellent third-person gameplay. Therefore, there’s bound to be some interesting chunks of information. So we’re here with ten facts about the Uncharted series, that you may not have known.

10. Nathan Drake

I think everyone agrees with it, Nathan Drake is cool, he’s charismatic, rebellious, adventurer loving, treasure hunting badass. Therefore, his personality really shines through his moments of relatable jests and overall good guy behavior. When Naughty Dog was beginning to flesh out exactly who the lead character would be of the first Uncharted game, they looked at some real-life examples. During a presentation of the first game in 2008 Naughty Dog’s game designer Richard lemon champ admitted that the designers originally based Nathan Drake on Johnny Knoxville from jackass.Johnny Knoxville Knoxville’s very cynical but overall nice guy attitude guided designers when they focused on creating Nathan Drake. Now Nathan Drake doesn’t do half a stupid stuff that Johnny Knoxville does.

But, Knoxville wasn’t the only inspiration for Nate as series writer Amy Hemmings said that she looked to the grit of Harrison Ford as some inspiration for the character.harrison ford Even further than that, as a little evidence in uncharted 4. It’s rumored that the sound of the grappling hook is a slight image to the sound Indiana Jones’s whip makes.

9. Character Designing of Nathan Drake

The Naughty Dog designers purposely designed Nathan Drake to look like a modern everyday person. Who also happens to be really handsome and bulletproof, but that’s beside the point. They kept his clothes really simple, having him wear a plain shirt and jeans as his outfit. It was all intentional, so they could put more focus on the head model and the facial features. To create more of a cinematic game while giving extra concentration on their performance of the “motion capture” actors.

Nate drake

The designers utilized simple clothing design and body modeling, specifically in uncharted 4 to make sure Nathan Drake had the vibe of a relatable, yet subtly badass adventure character. One of the biggest moments that they set up in Uncharted 4 was, of course, Nathan Drake working a regular normal job and they had to sell that. It had to be convincing that this is him, who once was an awesome video game adventure badass, could also become a regular person at a regular job. And thankfully going back from their design from uncharted 1 it seemed to have come full circle pretty well.

8. Nathan Drake and Harrison Ford

What does Nathan Drake and Harrison Ford actually have in common?

Other than the previously discussed fact that Ford was an inspiration for Nate’s character. The situation gets a little more meadow when you learn that Sony actually used Harrison Ford and advertisements that promoted drake’s Deception. Now, I know you are wondering “dude why didn’t I see any of these,” that’s because they were only broadcast in Japan.Harrison Ford PS4

These TV spots were really simple enough. Ford looking intently into his TV as he’s playing drake’s Deception and whispering commands like jump into the DualShock controller. I guess it’s confirmed our suspicions Indiana Jones is a true gamer.

7. Concept Art

If you’re working on creating a video game or any piece of media. There’s a lot to be said about the importance of sketching out your ideas before you execute them. Whether that be like a story or even some Concept Art this process is usually essential for getting the entire team on the same subjective wavelength. However, there are a lot of hurdles to jump through, if you want to create some good looking 3d concepts for cheap. Softwares like AutoCAD and 3ds max can cost you thousands of dollars just to get creating concept art.

Concept Art

Robh Ruppel art director at Naughty Dog for the Uncharted 2: Among Thieves. In 2009 he used a free and open software for 3d sketching and that surprised people. That’s right a developer creating one of the biggest most popular and expensive games using Sketchup. Well, it surprised everyone. Google owns Sketchup, it is a tool that prides itself on being free and for everyone to use. Ruppel said that the tool helped him to create beautiful concept art in record time. And he heavily used it in creating the Shambhala area at the end of the game. It turns out Uncharted is a really good example of why tools like these should be open-source.

6. Game Development

Developing a video game is no easy task it takes a lot of money, a large number of people, and thousands of hours of work, to produce even a playable demo. let alone a game series that gets bigger with every entry. The Uncharted series is obviously no different in this regard. In 2011 during the late development of the third Uncharted game “Drake’s Deception,” the developer and Naughty Dog’s co-president Christoph Balestra tweeted out a photo of how much space does all of the Uncharted III’s assets occupies.

Essentially the stuff that goes into a game like 3d models sound effects and textures, took nearly 25 TB hard drive. And it took up almost the entire HDD leaving around 700 GB left. Well, 25 TB is a lot of storage. And nowadays most consoles are available with 1 TB of storage. So, it’s no surprise, that at the games released developers had to really work some magic to fit the entire game on a 50 GB Blu-ray disc.

5. The mistake during E3 2015

If you’re an unchartered fan you probably watch the E3 reveal and demos of the game’s releases. Therefore, if you’ve done that you probably know of a little mistake that happened at E3 in 2015 during the demo for the final Uncharted game a Thief’s End.

During the demo on the Live stage, one of the controllers malfunctioned while everyone was watching. Nathan Drake just stood there for 30 awkward seconds, while Naughty Dog’s struggled around behind the scenes to figure out why the game wasn’t working. And turns out both controllers on stage were just connected to another backup PlayStation 4. So a little Easter Egg in Uncharted 4 comes in the form of a PSN trophy called stage fright that pokes a little fun at the E3 mistake.

To acquire that trophy players need to keep Nate standing still at the exact point in the final game that appeared in the demo. Just 30 seconds of standing still and that bronze trophy is yours. So you got to give Naughty Dog some credit for making fun of themselves here, I always appreciate that.

4. Uncharted and Bandicoot

Not only did Naughty Dog release the Uncharted series, but they’re also responsible for everybody’s wumpa fruit loving Bandicoot crash. Now, there’s actually a wild theory out there that Crash Bandicoot and uncharted essentially take place in the same universe where some sort of meta version. This theory has actually been going for a while, you probably know about the big one in Uncharted 4. But the franchise has had small Easter eggs referencing one another throughout the games.

In the first Crash Bandicoot game, the titular characters seem to have a framed photo of Nate on his mantelpiece.Nate in Bandicoot This is of course in the remastered and same trilogy version. Besides that, we do have Nathan Drake’s gun holster which does have Naughty Dog on the back of it.Gun holster And then, of course, there is the big famous scene in Uncharted 4, where you literally sit down on the couch with Elena and play Crash Bandicoot on an original PlayStation.Nate and Alena Playiing PS I don’t know if this really does take place in the same universe, but I think it’s safe to say that in whatever universe Uncharted is in they have video games and they have crash bandicoot.

3. Hirokazu Yasuhara

Just when I thought there wasn’t any more room for crazy crossovers on this list, I was immediately proved wrong. This one is just a fun little fact and not so much of an easter egg. But evidently, there’s some other cohabitation when we’re talking about humanlike video game animals and Nathan Drake.

Hirokazu Yasuhara

It turns out the lead game designer for a number of games within the Sonic the Hedgehog game series Hirokazu Yasuhara was also a game designer on the 2nd and 3rd Jak and Daxter games. Along with being a designer on the original Uncharted game. Hirokazu Yasuhara has his hands on a lot since he’s peppered his resume with “Pac-man and Mario”. So we’re just recognizing real talent here.

2. Nathan’s Luck Meter

It’s not easy to swing across massive caverns take bullet fire from dozens of different enemies and get out alive. Some might say that in order to survive something like that it takes a little bit of luck. And clearly according to lead game designers from Naughty Dog Nathan Drake literally lives off of his luck.

Nate

In July of 2018 animator Jonathan Cooper tweeted out a bombshell that instead of being a regenerated health system, it turns out that the red UI that represents hits on Nate is actually just a luck meter. The redder the screen, the less lucky Nathan Drake is becoming and the luckier enemies get at getting a clear shot at him to take him out. The game and the screen getting more cluttered and red is literally Nathan Drake’s luck running out.

1. Why Chloe? Why Not Sullivan and Sam?

Fans of the Uncharted series are all too familiar with the standalone expansion Lost legacy. Which I genuinely like, but this expansion is the first not to include Uncharted’s lead character Nate and instead it centers on Chloe.Chloe But of course, this expansion left a lot of fans wondering, why did Naughty Dog go the route of exploring the story of Chloe? rather than one that focused on Sully and Sam, considering uncharted 4 set that up so well.

Sully and Sam

Well, excitingly enough it turns out that Naughty Dog did consider a Sam and Sully story. But they kept coming back to the idea of Chloe. In an interview with The Daily Star in 2017, the game’s creative director and writer Shaun Escayg. And Naughty Dog’s director of communications Arne Meyer both of them explained why they chose to tell Chloe’s story. They said, “the Sam and Sully story grew quickly and grew very big quickly but it just wasn’t as compelling.” Instead, the designers decided to go with something that felt a bit more fresh, to explore more deeply the character motivations of Chloe.

But thankfully enough Naughty Dog said in the same interview that they weren’t completely shutting out the possibility of a Sam and Sully expansion in the future. And honestly, I’m holding onto hope, because that’s a game I really want to see. If we’re not getting another Nathan Drake uncharted give me a sully uncharted.

So, those are 10 little interesting facts about the Uncharted series that we thought you guys would want to know.

5 Best Gaming Monitors of 2018

We have lots of lists for the best monitors. But for now, we want to tell all of you about some of the best Gaming Monitors money can buy. This list is made according to our choice, it can vary from your own choice. So, here is the list of top 5 Gaming Monitors that have released in 2018.

5.VIEWSONIC VX2758-CMH

VIEWSONIC VX2758-CMH

This one is a bit more on the budget side of things. It comes in under $300, it is a 27-inch curved display providing a 1080p resolution with 144 Hz refresh rate. It also supports AMD’s FreeSync. For a lot of people 1080p at 144 Hz is totally fine and acceptable. Because if your PC isn’t the greatest you aren’t gonna be taking full advantage of this crazy monitor anyway.

The way we look at it, some Gamers want no-frill monitors. So to make this a well-rounded list the ViewSonic makes sense to include in your Gaming PC. No frills mean nothing can go wrong with it, it’s simple it’s dependable and still nice quality. If the other monitors on this list are over your budget, consider checking this one out.

4.SAMSUNG CHG70

SAMSUNG CHG70

For those curved monitor lovers out there, we have the Samsung chg70. This is a VA panel and I know a lot of people refuse to get anything but IPS. So you’re gonna have to make some compromises with this one even though when it comes to monitors “compromise” is the name of the game. It provides a 2560 X 1440 resolution, which I personally think is the resolution sweet spot.

If we talk about the 144Hz refresh rate it can be brought down to 120 Hz and 60 Hz if you need so. It also has a 1 millisecond response time. With that high response time and refresh rate mixed with the HDR and the AMD FreeSync to help prevent screen tearing. You are getting a really solid curved 1440p display. When we look at its design it’s pretty normal there’s nothing special about it. Although it does have a light on the back, it pulses on the wall behind it.

If you are into that kind of thing you may like this monitor. It also has something called eye saver mode. It is designed to cut back on the blue light emissions which helps to reduce eye strain. I don’t know if this is a gimmick or not, but eye strain is a real thing and it’s cool that this monitor has something in place that’s actively working against it.

3.AOC AGON – AG352UCG6

AOC AGON - AG352UCG6

This is a monitor that was released last year. And AOC recently got a new version of it for 2018. The AG352UCG6 Black Edition is still 35 inches with 3440 X 1440 display with a four millisecond response time. However, the changes they made this time is, the refresh rate has been enhanced from a 100 Hz to 120 Hz and it still supports G-Sync.

The stand was silver in color and it has also been changed to black so that the entire monitor looks very smooth and shiny. sadly those are the only changes that AOC has made. There is still no HDR, which is really getting popular in gaming monitors nowadays. Besides that, going from 100 Hz to 120 Hz is great, but you can get 144 Hz and a lot of monitors nowadays. 120 Hz isn’t totally mind-blowing but for someone like me. I think I am totally fine with 120 Hz considering the price plus G-Sync option.

But there are a lot of spec braggarts out there that might not even look at a monitor because it isn’t 120 Hertz. So, while this monitor isn’t perfect by any means doesn’t mean it is a bad monitor. We could use a better refresh rate, but the 21 by 9 aspect ratio could be an issue with certain fps. Seeing that some don’t support that aspect ratio at all. But because of the VA panel the colors popup and that 1440 resolution looks really sharp, making this an ultra-wide monitor worth considering.

2.ACER PREDATOR X27

ACER PREDATOR X27

This is a beast of a monitor with a 27-inch 4k resolution display. It has a 144 Hz refresh rate with a 4 millisecond response time and HDR. These Gaming Monitors also features a predator game view. It lets you dial in the picture a bit more with settings that you wouldn’t find in a normal monitor. For the price, you’d think you’d be able to adjust the monitor however you’d like. But unfortunately, it cannot turn into portrait mode, because it only moves up, down, left, right, and forward.

However, when you see this monitor for the first time, the first thing you’re going to notice is the anti-glare panels. It works to prevent other light sources to create any sort of glare on the display. Besides those panels this design isn’t too loud, there’s a lot of black and metal and a flat design. I’m sure you’ve realized it already that this one also supports G-Sync. I’m a big fan of G-Sync because it makes games run too smooth. This monitor is worth $2,000 so it’s pretty expensive, which means it definitely isn’t for everyone. But I know a lot of people have been waiting for the release of this one since it was announced last year and I hope it lived up to everyone’s expectations.

1.ASUS ROG SWIFT PG27UQ

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG27UQ

This thing is a monster of a monitor. If you want to talk about overkill this thing is over ridiculous than overkill. If we look at the specifications it has a 4k resolution with HDR support, a 27-inch IPS display, which has a 144 Hz refresh rate, with a 4 millisecond response time. So if you’re really into those high frame rates, you’re satisfied here. It also has G-Sync support which means you’ll be getting that high frame per second without screen tearing being an issue.

When we talk about design this thing screams PC gaming. It has the ROG logo on the back of the monitor that will glow whatever color or effect you want. Because it also has two projectors built-in as well so you can project the ROG logo onto your desk and onto the wall like it’s the bat-signal.

ASUS ROG SWIFT PG27UQ-01

This is a little ridiculous but everyone their own preferences. I do appreciate the fact that the arm that holds the monitor does have built-in cable management support. So you can hide all of your cables and the i/o is hidden as well. ASUS ROG SWIFT PG27UQ is worth close to $2,500, so it definitely isn’t for everyone. But this thing is so ridiculous we just had to talk about it

And these are the 5 Best Gaming Monitors of 2018 which were recently released.

Mistakes People Make while Building a Gaming PC

The world of building a PC is fun exciting and sometimes daring. But don’t worry, the best way to learn is from the mistakes of others. We have made this list from personal experiences and reading online complaints from different people. Here are the Mistakes People Make while Building a Gaming PC.

Cabinet for Gaming PC

Cabinet for Gaming PCLet’s talk about mistakes we make while buying a Cabinet for your Gaming PC. Spending money on a giant case when you don’t really need it, it is something that happens often. And it really bothers me, sure you have the freedom to get whatever case you want. And technically there is no problem in having a big cabinet, but just think, you might have spent an extra 150$ on that bigger awesome cabinet. Yet you don’t have the plan to add a water cool system or extra drives.

Instead, you could get a more reasonable sized cabinet and put that extra cash to something more useful. Well, some people will argue that you shouldn’t even spend that much money on a case at all. We see that on a lot of builds threads, Buying for looks doesn’t necessarily mean much. When you could especially be putting it towards more computer power which is the bottom line. Besides that, some people get different cabinets for different needs like size, portability, work, VR, etc. Therefore, it’s really up to you and your needs that cases are where your budget can see the most a band flow.

 

 

Cable Managment

Cable Managment

Well, it is the obvious thing but it needs to be known from the very start of your build. Think long and hard about proper cable management. No one wants their PC to be a mess of tangled wires, do they? It is not only necessary for a good looking and well-arranged PC, but it is also practically necessary.

I personally learned it the hard way during one of my first builds. I had cables everywhere that acted as dust magnets, but when it came time for me to replace or upgrade a component. The mess I had left behind was just a disaster. To replace a component from my PC I had to unplug and rewire the whole set of wires. Besides that, with the help of zip ties, tubes, and well-designed cases there’s a lot of things you can do with your Gaming PC. Start with hiding cables in your Gaming PC build.

Motherboard Installation

Motherboard Installation

I have seen a lot of people making a mistake while installing the motherboard. Don’t mess up the installation of the motherboard’s standoff screws. or even more accurate don’t just skip them altogether or forget them. For the safety of your build, the motherboard needs to be raised off of the surface of your cabinet. And to do that you just typically install the little riser screws from 4 – 12 of them into your cabinet. So you can place the motherboard on top it.

Forgetting them or thinking you can skip them is a rookie mistake. Along with that just install them right make sure they’re compatible with your case, and screw in properly, and make sure they line up with the notches in your board. You don’t want a crooked motherboard that could cause problems down the line.

CPU

CPU

This is the thing a lot of first-time builders really get nervous about. You do get used to it but I still hold my breath while doing it. It’s the placement of the CPU to the motherboard, the whole build. Getting that thing directly on the socket requires one slow straight and not shaky placement downwards. It’s got to be deliberate, do not push hard on it or reshift it after it’s in place. Remember with most CPUs to follow that little corner triangle to show which way you are placing it whether it’s AMD or Intel.

The pins on the CPU are sensitive and you can bend them and screw them up really easily. So just be slow and careful and like I said deliberately on this part some people can fix bent pins after a mistake. But if you’re not a handy experienced person, it might be harder. This might not sound like a big deal to some, but you need to be mindful of all this. Because the CPU is obviously one of the more expensive parts to the build and no one wants to screw it up.

Heat Sink and Liquid Coolers

Heat Sink and Liquid Coolers

We have to recognize heat sinks and how they can get twisted sometimes. Sometimes heatsinks just don’t line up. Because if you have a closed system liquid cooler from Corsair, NZXT, or if you have enough courage to build your own. Then getting a nice and perfectly aligned cooler is easy you just bolt it on the motherboard. Air cooling setups need more attention because you need to bracket it down on the board. And after you apply thermal paste on the CPU it leaves room for it for movement and it shifts slightly while tightening it down and if you’re unlucky enough then, it is just a few degrees off from being perfectly aligned.

Well, I know this may not bother most of the people but it bugs the crap out of me. And I’m sure there are others who feel the same way, who are striving for the perfect Gaming PC build. Therefore, I am trying to make a bigger point here in terms of screwing things down and lining things up. Make sure you do it right. With certain components and attachments if you don’t like the way it looks. You should take your time and redo it. And it necessary to get it right while you go back and redo things. You need to be extra careful, go easy on screws you don’t want to strip them and basically, you just don’t want to rush any aspect of the build. And I think a ‘Twisted heatsink’ is a perfect way to point out that example.

Thermal Paste

Thermal paste

Thermal paste is a necessary part of the PC building process. And we know it can be a source of anxiety for a lot of newcomers. Apply way too little and your PC will just overheat and shut down, or your CPU can burn out. On the other hand, if you apply too much it can ooze out from under the cooler, onto the motherboard. It looks gross and it can potentially cause shorts in the system and just mess up your whole situation.

This can be made more complicated by choosing an unfamiliar compound. A compound that is too liquidy and just gets all over the place and you clamp down your cooler. Or a thicker compound that you aren’t quite sure how well it’ll spread out. It is a small thing that can make things get bad very quickly. And everyone will tell you slightly different things. So it’s a matter of both doing your research and also just being comfortable with the process. I always say the best knowledge you can have going into applying thermal paste and stuff like that is just confidence.

LED

LED

 

This is a matter of taste, but a lot of people feel passionate about this stuff. Be careful with LEDs, choose carefully and do it right so you don’t have a build that looks like a child’s toy. Some people here and there will argue to not bother with LEDs at all. But like I’ve been telling you in this whole list you do what you like. If you want to light it up, go ahead I’m not going to tell you what to do.

But if you are looking for advice, I always think LED fans look awesome. Take the time to understand the ins and outs of your specific cabinet. Hide LED strips or do subtle lighting instead because that stuff can make your case look cool and fancier. But then again this won’t matter much when you’re playing The Witcher 3 on Ultra.

Airflow

Airflow fans

 

Now, we are not gonna get into the trivial details of different types of airflow strategies and pressure systems. But I will say that make sure you know the push-pull configuration of your fans and install them properly the first time. Besides that, there are a few things worse than installing your fans backward. Keeping all that hot air inside the cabinet and overheating all your components. So read the back of the box and plug all the cables in the right place. Also, make sure that fans are installed in the right direction.

And while we’re on the subject of component temperatures check your temperatures after you finish your build. And make sure everything is on optimal temperature. It’s best to know if you need more fans or to reapply thermal paste at the start. Rather than when you are in the middle of a gaming binge weeks later and things get too hot. It could still happen but we just see a lot of people make these mistake of not actually giving their Gaming PC a proper checkup once it’s built.

Connecting Power cables

Connecting Power cables

 

This sounds obvious but if you’ve done it, you probably get it. It’s “not pushing” your power cables all the way in Properly. I know you just spent a lot of money on all the components for your new Gaming PC. Therefore. you are trying to be gentle and not break anything. After all, electronics tend to be a bit fragile a lot of times. The process of building a Gaming PC isn’t really a place for those sentiments though. You got to make sure everything is pushed into place until it clicks in securely. And power cables are no exception and a lot of people are missing the landing on that one.

These things require a lot of pressure sometimes so don’t get nervous. Sometimes it can feel like you’re about to bend or break the motherboard. But not securing such important connections will just lead to a headache down the line. This also goes for power connections on hard drives and video cards as well. However, the main power cable is the hardest one. You have to make sure all that stuff is in there until it usually clicks. This is one of the main issues when a new builder fires up their Gaming PC for the first time and it doesn’t start. Check your connections, maybe you were playing it too safe, just keep it in mind.

 

Shopping for Gaming PC

Shopping for Gaming PC

One of the biggest mistakes that first-time PC builders can make is when it comes to shopping. It is not uncommon to try and get the most for your money. When you’re shopping for parts compromising on brands and tiers of products is a fact of life for PC builders. However, you need to know when and where to do it. A lot of people spend way too much money on more low-impact parts and then skimp on something like the CPU or the graphics card.

If you’re building a high-end PC, consider spending more than $40.00 on a power supply. It really is “you get what you pay for” type of situation for some of the components. A cabinet is a cabinet, in hard drives, some of the manufacturers are more or less on par with each other for most people’s gaming needs. And give it a thought do you really need that $700 rog rampage 6 extreme motherboard?

Are you going to use all of the capabilities offered to you by it? Or would you be better served with a more reasonable motherboard and upgrading that core i5 to an i7 and adding some life to your rig with a little more computing power.

Ultimately, it’s your money to spend how you see fit. But maybe you should spend a bit more on the important parts that will be more noticeable in your day to day PC usage. I said about LEDs, I said about the size of a cabinet. The aspect of buying the right parts and all the shopping is the biggest hurdle to get over as a first time PC builder. So make sure you take your time and do it Right.

Side-Quests That Were Better Than The Main Story

lets about side quests. You know those lovely gaming moments that break free from the often constraining shackles of the main quest. And provide absolute nuggets of fun. Well, sometimes these little side quests end up being better than the main stories of which they’re a part of. so why don’t we just dig into their mind, and find some of this sweet gold. These are the Side-Quests That Were Better Than The Main Story

Dragon Age: Inquisition

Sit in Judgment

Sit in Judgment

Dragon Age: Inquisition is a lovely and rather beautiful game. And because as you would expect to be, a Bioware title has more content in it. A lot of people did moan a little bit saying that, because of the interweaving plot threads of the main storyline. It was often a bit convoluted and a little bit confusing. Therefore passing judgment is a clear example of what this game is about. Making choices with cathartic results. it’s like a mini Game of Thrones, as you hold the decision of life and death in your hands.

Red Dead Redemption

I know you

I know you

Now, Red Dead Redemption has a pretty brilliant narrative so it’s going to take a lot to top it. And there no other topper than this stranger mission. ‘I know you’ this is fantastically weird as it’s a quest in which John Marston appears to be meeting with God or death itself. The quest line sees you completing tasks for the man which acts as morality tests for John. And each step gives you more and more cryptic clues about Marsten’s future. Eventually, you end up pulling a gun on him, shooting him but nothing happens and it’s really eerie actually because you end up being at the exact spot in which John Marston dies, oh yeah ‘spoiler alert’

Borderlands 2

You are cordially invited

You are cordially invited

Borderlands as a franchise is basically a comedy routine with lots and lots of shooting in between and as such. The devs needed to come up with more and more interesting and insane ways to keep that frenzied feeling fresh. And that’s where ‘tiny tina’ steps in. Tiny Tina is a brilliant, loveable and she is par for the course in this theory’s utterly insane character. And defending her while she has a tea party is hilarious and brutal in equal measure. It’s the dialogue here that makes the situation brilliant. And the equation of insanity plus quality writing times by violence is what Borderlands is all about.

Dark Souls

Siegmeyer of Catarina

Siegmeyer of Catarina

I know what you all are thinking. “Dark Souls doesn’t explicitly have side quests apart from secret areas and painted worlds.” But for the sake of this record. And, because of how difficult it can be to follow some of these NPC storylines through. We’re gonna consider them as side-quests for this case. Sigma is one of my favorite Dark Souls characters. And the first time I saw his story through to the end, I felt genuinely moved.

He begins so positively seeking adventure, yet always being stumped by challenges that we the chosen undead eventually overcome. He’s always pleasant and happy but this begins to fade as we rescue him time and time again. This is meant to be a great warrior, but we’re almost embarrassing him through helping. The loss of purpose at our own hands is what leads him to hollow. And it’s truly sad to come to the end of his mini-narrative. Yet because of this power, because of this character, I would argue that it’s actually engaging than the main narrative. you may think I’m wrong but as a contained experience. This was more rewarding for me.

Assassin’s Creed 2 Brotherhood and Revelations

Side-Quests of Catacombs

Side-Quests of Catacombs

sometimes you don’t need a good story to make a sidequest memorable. All you really need to do is make sure that it absolutely nails the game’s mechanics. And that is definitely the case of the catechu missions found across the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

The player is tasked with a combination of parkour, fighting, and stabbing. That pushes the player to use each option to its full extent. As a result, they often become more memorable than whatever old ‘Desmond’.

The Legend Of Zelda: Majora’s Mask

A Testament of Love

A Testament of Love

While many may remember Majora’s Mask about the huge moon that’s about to crash into the place. we have to admit, that when it comes to the heart and soul of the game, it is all about the lover’s quest.

This tale of two people torn apart requires a massive amount of time spent by the player to get everything lined-up. And as a result, it becomes entirely engrossing as you finally get the pair together. And they confess their love for each other, the moon hits, and the game once again resets. It’s a sobering moment, but one that sure feels totally justified. These fleeting moments are more important than many other things in the game. And being able to give them this brief window of happiness, puts the entire narrative into context. I felt their loss way more than seeing the moon smashing into the town.

The Witcher 3

No Place Like Home

No Place Like Home

Playing Witcher 3 on PC with the ultra high setting was the most awesome experience. Besides that, this quest stands in contrast to the entire rest of the game and offers a race of real and interesting experience. Essentially you just relax with your friends and have a beer. The entire quest is made up of well-written dialogue conversation and funny moments. And you barely even have control of Jerald, instead just choosing his next sentence.

Then there’s the fact that you get blackout drunk, chase a goat and end up trying to convince an elf that you’re yennefer by wearing her clothes. It’s kind of like the perfect night out.

 

Oblivion:

Whodunit

Whodunit

Trying to pick a favorite side quest from a Bethesda title is a tough decision. However, amongst them all, there is one side quest which not only is absolutely brilliant but also it is one of the funniest experiences in an Elder Scrolls game.

The task is simple, murder everyone as a party but the approach is far more complex you can choose whatever method you want to in order to dispatch them yeah that’s right it is as good as it sounds. Through manipulation, subterfuge, and of course the little backstabbing, you can remain the sole survivor and even get away with the murders through lies if you’re that damn good or you can just wade in with an ‘axe’ and just forgo the bonuses choice is yours.

Batman: Arkham Knight

Professor Pyg

Professor Pyg

Arkham Knight was quite the divisive title when it came out, wasn’t it? on the one hand, you had a beautifully realized Gotham, you got the ability to swing about the place like a god damn madman and you had a vault of villains both young and old for you to destroy. But on the other hand, you got some pretty clunky gameplay you got an over-reliance on the Batmobile and he got a story that tried to have a huge twist but everyone spotted it coming from a mile off.

However, one moment that shone in the dark was this quest focusing on Professor Pyg. The mission was pretty simple, tracked down the swine loving surgeon. For the murder and mutilation of six corpses around Gotham. But the lead-up to the encounter was genuinely creepy. As you learn more about pyg and he reveals how he wants to make everyone perfect, it gives you a quest that becomes a horror story. Even after defeating him the dialogue between Pyg and Batman is superb, as Batman effectively makes Pyg sick by telling him he failed, triggering some horrible mental issues that he’s got going on. As if you weren’t aware that he had them already. But the best part is, is the voice actor who actually is none other than the guy who played howling mad Murdock in the A-team

The Mass Effect 2

Loyalty Missions

Loyalty Missions

It is a bit of a cheat for me to put all of the loyalty missions as one entry on this list. But when you get to the closing stages of Mass Effect 2 and you really understand how much it mattered what you did with your team I think you’d understand why. Now, in truth, some of these missions vary in terms of quality, so if I was to pick one it would be from my gas masked good time girl ‘Tali’ whose mission is ‘trying to defend her dad from accusations’ of messing with the sex robot race ‘the Gath’.

The reason this mission stands so highly is that the tone pacing an action are balanced perfectly with the choices that weigh heavy on your mind and threatened to break up not only Tali and her father but the entire Quarian race if you so fudge it. Now, The Mass Effect 2 whose main storyline was pretty perfect, but this was like a condensed version of it.