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Metro Exodus, Coming to PC FEB 15th 2019

Fans of the series probably are already keenly aware that the next installment in the critically acclaimed Metro series is only just over a month away. However there are probably a lot of you out there who might not have tried the previous games and are hungry for some proper post-apocalyptic single player action after the flop that was Fallout-76.

Based on a series of novels, the Metro world is a dark and gritty survival story of a group of Russians exiled to the metro subway tunnels in a bid to escape the radiation and wasteland horrors above. The series is best know for it’s atmosphere and is easily one of the most eerie and unnerving experiences you can find a video game.

Playing this game like a run & gun arena shooter (eg, Doom or Quake) is simply not going to work. Ammo is scarce, environments are dark and getting hit my enemies is devastating and unforgiving. While it may not be everyone’s cup of tea, this is a game that rewards stealth & patience for those with a high tolerance for the creepy and unsettling, not just shock and gore.

What you need to know,

  • Landing February 15th on Steam and PC game retailers.
  • Exodus will be the first in the series to really focus on larger scale open outdoor environments with the player traversing the wasteland between levels in an above ground train.
  • The game is staying true to it’s roots and fan base with a purely single player story driven experience. No multiplayer, no battle-royal, no paid hats, loot boxes or weapon skins.
  • The game will be among the first to have a full and proper RTX real time ray tracing integration for gamers with RTX series video cards.
  • The seasons will change as the game progresses with the story taking place over a year and within each level there are full day/night cycles.
  • Weapon customization has been expanded and optimized.
  • Official PC system hardware requirements have not yet been published but expect to need a pretty beefy high end system if you want to crank the settings up to high and take advantage of RTX. We would recommend an modern i5 CPU, a RTX2070 GPU and 16GB of DDR4 system memory.

Still not convinced? Check out the Trailer.

Time for a new Metro ready gaming PC?

Head on over to our custom gaming PC store page and checkout the full range. As mentioned above, at the time of writing this article the official hardware specifications haven’t been released but common sense says if you go with an i5 or Ryzen 7 CPU, RTX 2070 and 16GB of RAM in your system, you’ll be ready.

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Fallout 76 BETA is the full game!

The Fallout 76 B.E.T.A FAQ has gone live on the Bethesda website and there’s a few surprises! Dubbed by the development team as the ‘Break-it Early Test Application’ the Fallout 76 BETA will consist of the entire game unlike many online game BETA’s that lock players down to a very limited early segment of the game. Even more surprising is that progression will be brought forward in to the final release! This means if you just wait until the game is released in November without playing the BETA you’ll already be behind.

How do I get in on the Fallout 76 BETA?

Well as usual it requires a pre-order of the final game to get access. Pre-orders can be made at falllout.bethesda.net or at participating retailers. Not all stores will be offering BETA access so check carefully before ordering.

Note that this time around the game will not be available for purchase on Steam with all digital and physical copies requiring registration on Bethesda’s own ‘Launcher’

When does the Fallout 76 BETA start?

There is no set official date but the official FAQ says ‘You’ll be able to play our B.E.T.A. starting in October’. We assume it will be roughly a 30 day lead up to the official November 14th Launch

Disclaimer!

This will still be a BETA for a purely online only game. Expect server issues and bugs! Additionally, while it’s the developers intentions to save player’s BETA progress for the full launch, remember things don’t always go as planned so be prepared for a slim chance of starting from the beginning come November 14th.

TLDR Summary;

  • Fallout 76 BETA is the full game
  • Progress (should) carry forward in to launch
  • BETA starts sometime October
  • Pre-order required for BETA access
  • No Steam version of the game
  • Full game launch set for November 14th

Shameless plug?!

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Wolfenstien 2: The New Colossus [E3 2017]

Continuing the deluge of gorgeous new first person shooters getting game play video’s released at E3, Arcane studios new Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus is set an alt history 1961 America which the Nazi’s have invaded.

BJ returns as the ever bad ass protagonist to do what he does best in this dark, gritty, swastika filled dual gun wielding ‘shoot em up’ with gorgeous graphics, plenty of blood and of course mechanized, flame throwing Nazi’s.

With glowing write ups from everyone who got their hands on the 20 minute game play experience at E3, Wallenstein is now a front runner for the best of E3 and fans of the series should be excited to get their hands on it October 27th. The game will be cross platform but of course for the definitive experience with the best possible visual effects and fidelity, PC is the only place to play!

Time you got a new kick ass gaming PC so you’re prepared for the all the gorgeous new games releasing later this year? Head on over to our store page and check out the options today!

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Holiday Season PC Gaming Titles to Get Ready For!

It’s that time of year again! A years worth the most anticipated PC games are all set to launch in the next 90 days, all competing for your holiday season dollars. Is your gaming rig ready? If not, checkout our Evatech game library page and easily build your next gaming rig with highlighted system requirements for your favorite titles.

Deus Ex : Mankind Divided

Released : 24th AUG (CUSTOMIZE)

One of the best critically reviewed games to be released in recent memory, the cyberpunk action stealth single player RPG has been given 8’s and 9’s out of 10 from almost every major gaming review media outlet.

Mafia III

Release : 8th OCT (CUSTOMIZE)

Developed by Hanger 13 and published by 2K games Mafia 3 is only a month away and has been one of the most anticipated titles of the year. Set in mob run 1968 New Orleans the plot follows Vietnam war vet, Anti-hero Lincoln Clay on a brutal revenge tale filled with ‘Intense gun fights, visceral hand-to-hand combat, white knuckle driving’ according to it’s Steam store page.

Battlefield 1

Release : 21st OCT (CUSTOMIZE)

PC game series don’t get much bigger than Battlefield with some of the highest online player counts and longest lasting communities of any online shooter, consistently, since the release of the Battlefield 1942 in 2002.

Battlefield 1 is the first of the the series to be during WW1, with the same massive environment, high player count, class based shooter mechanics the series has built it’s name on, swapping out it’s sub machine guns and attack helicopters for bayonet charges, mustard gas and biplanes.

Honorable mentions,

Forza Horizon 3 lands September 27 for racing fans, set in an open world rendition of Australia and featuring as many as 350 different vehicles and 12 player free roam multiplayer.

Gears of War 4 drops on October 11 (Windows 10 Exclusive). As long as it’s a decent port, it’s sure to a winner for fans of the franchise.

Call of Duty Infinite Warfare, aka COD in space is set for release on November 4th, with zero-G lasers and grappling guns as Call of Duty’s answer to Battlefield’s step back to the 1910’s.

Dishonored 2, (November 11th) a sequel to the critically acclaimed first release back in 2012 drops the old hero Corvo along with the new female playable character Emily in a whole new city, this time loosely modeled after Spain and the south of France.

Watch Dogs 2, (November 15th). The original had soo much promise but fell short in a lot of ways, with middling reviews across the board. Lets hope Ubisoft can build upon what made the original unique while ironing out the bugs and addressing criticisms of the first game at the same time.

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Civilization VI (6) Announcement Trailer + Screenshots!

The next release in the award winning Civilization series is set to drop on October 21st with developer Firaxis promising there will be no trickled out expansions over time, it’s all included in the base game at launch!

A brand new engine, better AI, extremely ‘mod-friendly’ and a host of new mechanics not yet detailed are just some of the promises designer Ed Beach told gaming news publication RockPaperShotgun.

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PC Game Release Season Approaches! September – December 2015

It’s been a slow month for new release games with nothing but a few early access and indie gems, but soon that will all change with a decent number of blockbuster AAA titles slated for release as we creep closer to Christmas.

For sports fans September kicks off the action with FIFA 16 and NBA 2K16 back to back with the first big blockbuster First Person Shooter following up shortly after in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege in early October. Racing fans get the Need for Speed reboot and The Crew : Wild Run just a few weeks later in November.

As if that wasn’t enough the two biggest titles (arguably) of the year, easily the ones we hear the most feedback and anticipation for from our customers, are set to launch one week after the other in Fallout 4 and Star Wars Battlefront. And in the unlikely even’t you’ll be done with those two blockbusters in 2 weeks, the new Hitman from IO Interactive lands December 6th.

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Killing Floor 2 full PC play-through Video from PC Gamer

Just yesterday our friends over the PC Gamer.com for their hands on the upcoming survival team based FPS, Killing Floor 2 from Tripwire.

With no official release date announced just yet, with the ramping up of media coverage and now this recent full round of gameplay video, we can only hope it’s not too far away.

No official system requirements have been published either but we do know it’s being built on a modified version of the Unreal 3 engine which means we draw comparisons from the likes of Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel , Murdered : Soul Suspect, Bioshock Infinite and Aliens: Colonial Marines.

If you liked what you saw above, you can also checkout an interview with the georgean based developers behind the bloody mayhem with PC Gamer.com

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New GTA V PC Screenshots from Rockstar as Release Date Draws Closer!

With a vast array of PC-specific enhancements promised for the long awaited PC port of Grand Theft Auto V, Rockstar has released some new screenshots ahead of the April 14th release date.

If the Evatech offices are anything to go by, this is by far the most anticipated release of the year and if the new screenshots are anything to go by, it’s going to be well worth the wait!

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Battlefield Hardline for PC gets a release date.

Today EA announced it’s next installment in the Battlefield franchise will hit stores March 17th in the US and March 19th in Europe (and probably Australia). The game was originally scheduled for release this year but was delayed shortly after it’s limited beta release, likely to implement feedback and improvements (we hope).

Hardline is slated for release on both current and last gen consoles along with PC and has a twist on the traditional battlefield gameplay, this time focusing not on war but PayDay style heists with cops and robbers taking the place of nations armies.

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PC Game Release Dates for September! Zombies, Soccer & RPGs

With very few big titles gracing August with a release date, PC gaming is slated to get start get busy again soon as September draws closer and the 2014 holiday period closes in.

A myriad of small indie titles in between fill up the gaps in between but there are 5 big name titles hitting digital shelves next month.

 

 

  • The Sims 4 : September 2nd (EA)
  • Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition : September 5th (CapCom)
  • Fable Anniversary : September 12th (Microsoft)
  • Fifa 15 : September 26th (EA)
  • Dark Souls II : Crown of the Ivory King : September 24th (Bandai Namco)