Competition

Good Gaming – Nvidia Overwatch Screenshot Competition!

Those fine folks at Nvidia and Gigabyte are having an Overwatch screenshot contest with some excellent GTX gear up for grabs \o/

This one’s as easy as playing some Overwatch and taking some sweet pics along the way!

When you’ve captured your amazing screenshot you then upload it the hi-res gallery here and register your details. Once that’s all set if you also want to post it onto Facebook use the hashtags #GAMEREADY #PLAYOVERWATCH – this competition is set to run until the 28th May.

When it comes to taking screenshots you can use the classic ‘printscrn‘ button on your keyboard but that great shot will get overwritten if you decide to ‘printscrn’ again. A better option here is to use the screenshot tool within Nvidia Experience, it’s tied to ALT+F1 by default and with this you can happily take as many shots as you like. They’ll automatically save to the videos folder, the same one as your Shadowplay clips to save in.

This also presents another really cool way to do screenshots, you can record a Shadowplay clip and then afterwards capture the perfect screenshot from it!

In Overwatch you can turn your HUD off with ALT+Z, this happens to be the default shortcut for Nvidia Experience also so be sure to change one of them before you jump into a game, or you could find yourself stuck in NO-HUD mode 😛 Without all the stats on screen you can capture some beautiful shots like this quick one we captured below, now we just need to get a good POTG with our new D.Va Police skin

GAME ON!

Good Custom PC – Design and WIN with Cooler Master and Nvidia!

Those fine folks at Nvidia have a new custom chassis design competition \o/ 

Add your visual design to the Cooler Master MasterCase Pro 5, the design must include (but is not limited to)

– Angular, Titanium

– GeForce GTX logo pattern

If your design gets into the top 3, they’ll have the custom chassis made for you + Asus have also sweetened the the prizepool by adding a little extra GTX bonus into the mix 🙂

You can download the Nvidia Chassis design kit and manual here, when you’re all ready to go submit your GeForce Cooler Master Case Design here 🙂 More details on the secondary prizes (Yes, there are more!) can be found on the Nvidia Design Website as well.

Be sure to submit your design in before the 31st May deadline, from there the finalists (six spots available total) will be chosen by Nvidia and Cooler Master and then it goes onto public voting around the 9th of June with the winners are set to be announced for this one around June 26th, 2017.

These are some pretty amazing prizes they’ve put up for grabs so get designing!

We’ve done a very quick design to get a feel for the template – this is going to be addictive… we can enter more than once – right 😛 This kind of easy to use template would be a great option for our own Custom Gaming PC design tool, we’ll get working on adding something like this in soon 🙂

Such a great competition from Nvidia and a great case from Cooler Master!

GGPC – Let’s go to Computex 2017!

GGPC Computex 2017

It’s almost that time again!

As if things weren’t already exciting enough in the Gaming PC scene, what with the Cooler Master CaseMod ANZ underway, new AMD Ryzen with those awesome RGB coolers and the Nvidia GTX 1080Ti having just launched with custom cooler options surfacing – now we’re just a two months away from COMPUTEX 2017 \o/

We had a blast at last years event with all of the biggest names in PC gaming hardware displaying the latest and best in tech, there was a massive force feedback car setup, international modders like Jenki showed off their crazy water cooling skills and the whole place was packed fulled with some of the greatest Custom PC Builds we’ve ever seen. At the time the hottest topics were the HTC Vive, External Graphics Cards for laptops and glorious RGB everything \o/

This year promises even more epic treats within the highest end PC Gaming space, the massive Nangang Exhibition Center Hall will yet again showcase the greatest in gaming laptops, gaming desktops, graphics cards, gaming gear and other advanced hi-performance gaming products.

We simply can’t miss out on all this epic new tech so a bunch of us jumping on a plane and heading to the show.  As always we’ll be posting lot’s of awesome pictures to our GGPC Instagram of all the tech we find in our travels

GGPC Cooler Master You VS the Guy she told you not to worry about

If you’re wanting to head to Taipei and check everything out for yourself, Cooler Master are running a pretty cool competition right now that could be your ticket… literally!

One lucky Cooler Master fan this year is going to have the chance to romp around with Cooler Master in Taipei at COMPUTEX 2017. You’ll have a chance to create and be in their videos, photos and social media. You’ll get to hang out in the awesome CM booth which is an absolute treat if you like cool tech 🙂 All of your hotel accommodations will be taken care of and they’ll even get you into their exclusive after-party. Win this one and you’ll be able to check out one of the top 10 cities in the world for nightlife – Taipei is pretty amazing!

To be in to win this awesome prize you’ll have to show off your media skills and create a video (like the example below) showing off your passion for Cooler Master and building PCs – the theme is “You vs. The Guy She Told You Not to Worry About” -> full details for this competition are available here <-

Good Gaming PC – Design a GeForce GTX 1080Ti Chassis and WIN with Nvidia!

GGPC Nvidia GTX 1080Ti Design Competition now on

Attention all designers – a really cool contest is on right now with a massive prize up for grabs – and New Zealand is on the list of eligible countries for this one!

The GeForce GTX 1080 Ti is the most powerful gaming graphics card you can get, it deserves a PC gaming chassis worthy of its power.

That’s where you come in!

For this one they’ve highlight four chassis for us to choose from as a base for the design, from there we must design our build (inside and out, this must be more than just a paint job!) and then post it via Twitter or Instagram, tag @NVIDIAGeForce and use #UltimateGeForcePC.

The chassis we have to choose from are…

  • Cooler Master MasterCase 5
  • Phanteks EVOLV
  • Corsair 570X 
  • In Win 909

There are four judges who will be scrutinizing the designs, Jason (JayzTwoCents), Lee Harrington (PCJunkieMods), Peter Brands and Wei Zheng so make sure you put everything you’ve got into this one – these chaps are crazy good!

What are you waiting for? Make your own Ultimate Gaming PC design for the chance to win a GeForce GTX 1080 Ti and up to $10K (USD) in cash!

 

Power Rangers X Cooler Master

GGPC Cooler Master Power Ranger Competition

UPDATE: Congratulations to Brent Goodacre – taking away that amazing first prize trip to LA! 

IT’S MORPHIN TIME!

Those fine folks at Cooler Master are running an amazing competition with a MIGHTY prize up for grabs – a trip for two to Los Angeles for the Power Ranger movie premier!

This new movie is a modern special effect extravaganza! Following the classic storyline from the series we join five ordinary teens who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so, they will have to overcome their real-life issues and before it’s too late, band together as the Power Rangers.

In addition to this main prize 5 lucky people will be in to win custom wrapped MasterCase Maker 5T!

GGPC Cooler Master MasterCase 5T Power Rangers Custom PC

Entering this one is pretty easy, simply treat yourself to some cool new gear from the Cooler Master Store and then visit the CM Power Rangers Competition Site, register your details and you are in the draw!

Entry is valid for items purchased after Feb 1st, 2017 and every Cooler Master product is valid for one entry so remember to enter every item individually for the best chance to win!

 

Good Gaming PC NZ – Nvidia Graphics Card Giveaway!

GGPC Nvidia ANZ Competition

Nvidia are making a push to have more NZ and Australian gamers join their forums (and like their facebook and twitters pages) so they’ve setup a little challenge with a GTX 1050ti, GTX 1060 and GTX 1070 up for grabs as prizes!

What makes this one so appealing for us here in New Zealand is the pictured founders edition GTX 1070, 1060 and 1050 – graphics cards that never actually found their way onto NZ shelves! While it’s still not certain these are the cards that are up for grabs it’s enough motivation to enter right 😛

The challenge is a pretty simple one – follow the 6 steps below and you could WIN…

1. Join the NVIDIA ANZ GeForce Forums and become an NFAN!!!

2. Like the NVIDIA ANZ Facebook Page

3. Follow the NVIDIA ANZ Twitter Page

4. Complete this sentence in this Nvidia ANZ Forums thread… “I LIVE, BREATHE AND DREAM GAMES because…”

5. Upload a picture of your gaming setup there as well!!!

6. Finally share this promotion on your Facebook and Twitter and tag @NvidiaANZ.

Pretty sweet right 😛 The only really challenging part is completing the sentence so be sure to make yours is a good one and you could win!

GAME ON!

(Actually I don’t think I’ve ever seen a photo of the GTX 1050 Founders edition but anyways…)

 

Competition – “Caption that Screenshot” with Path of Exile!

Grinding Gear Games NZ, the team behind the isometric free-to-play masterpiece know as Path of Exile has just begun a competition with some great in-game goodies up for grabs 🙂 They’re providing 18 screenshots for us all to work with and it’s then up to you to succinctly caption the screenshot in 300 characters or less.

This can be anything you think of – Lore, fan-fiction, hilarity or anything else!

You’re also welcome to edit the images. For example, you could add speech bubbles to make your commentary clearer. The main restriction is that the image must still be recognisable after editing. If you’d like to cut it up and make it into a multi-paneled comic, that’s fine too. The winners will be selected based on entertainment value although writing skills will definitely be advantageous!

You can check out the images available and enter the competition here, entry submissions will end in just over two weeks from now on Wednesday the 6th July at 5.00pm NZT.

Best of luck for the competition! We can’t wait to see what you come up with 🙂

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Good Gaming – Nvidia Fallout 4 Mod Contest

Fallout 4 Mod Contest

NVIDIA is proud to present the Fallout 4 Mod Contest in celebration of Fallout 4 and the release of the Creation Kit.  Officially calling on the Mod community to submit their creations for a chance to win prizes, including engineering support!

Choose from one of the categories below for your submission:

– Mods manipulating the way things work in the game, like dialogue, audio mods, patches, UI changes, and Utilities
– Mods based around creating weapons, enhancements to existing weapons, apparel, aids/chems, miscellaneous items, and more
– Mods focusing on new quests and Fallout 4’s Workshop mode
– Mods featuring new environmental elements— new towns, cities, vegetation, environmental art, and more

Here’s how to enter:

STEP 1: Download and use the Fallout 4 Creation Kit Mod tools to create a Mod that best meets the judging criteria as described below.
STEP 2: Upload your Mod, along with a screenshot and or video of how it works, to Bethesda.net.
STEP 3: Once uploaded, submit your official entry form,  along with a screenshot of your Mod, YouTube link, description, and your Bethesda.net Mod URL.

Contest submission deadline is July 3, 2016.

NVIDIA will select the top five (5) mods in each category to move into the public voting final. Each entry will be judged based on the following criteria:

– Originality and creativity
– Overall graphical or functional quality and polish
– Entertainment value or “how fun is it to play?”

The top five Mods in each category (20 finalists total) will then be posted here and open to public voting beginning the week of July 11. The Grand Prize winner, along with the top winner from each category, will be determined by you, the community. All 20 finalists will automatically win a prize! Check out the full Terms and Conditions here.

What are you waiting for? Let’s get modding!

 

 

Need For Speed – SHARE EVERY WIN CONTEST

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UPDATE: This competition has now ended

Take to the streets on your journey to become the Ultimate Icon. Get behind the wheel and floor it through the sprawling urban playground that is Ventura Bay for a chance to earn awesome rewards from Ghost Games and NVIDIA!

How do I enter?  Play Need for Speed on the PC and record your most epic gameplay experience with NVIDIA ShadowPlay – then use the hashtag #ShareEveryWinNFS when you post your video or screenshot to YouTube, Twitter, or Instagram and fill out the official Entry Form linked below!

One Grand Prize winner will win a powerful gaming PC!

Three runner ups will receive a GeForce GTX 970 plus great prizes from Ghost Games.

Remember that submitting your epic gameplay video using the hashtag #ShareEveryWinNFS isn’t all you’ve got to do to be in the draw – you must also submit your masterpiece via the Shadowplay: Share Every Win to be in this one.   

Contest ends April 7, 2016 and we’ll be checking out all the awesome rides!

GAME ON!

FALLOUT 4 – SHARE EVERY WIN CONTEST (UPDATE!)

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Update: Competition is now closed

Those fine folks at Nvidia have put some awesome custom Fallout 4 themed PC up for grabs for those of us that share some gamecapture of their favourite settlement!  You can submit your video entry via the Shadowplay: Share Every Win page they have setup and be sure to use the tag #ShareEveryWinFallout4 when you post your video on YouTube, Twitter, or Instagram!

Fallout4PCWinUPDATE!  Check out the first look at one of the three amazing custom PCs by the guys over at Modders Inc!

– Chassis: Fractal Arc Midi R2
– Graphics Card: EVGA GTX 970 Fallout Edition
– CPU: Intel i5-6600K
– Motherboard: ASRock Z170 Pro 4
– Memory: Corsair Vengeance 16GB 2666MHz DDR4
– Storage: Crucial BX100 250GB SSD
– Cooling: Swifttech H220-X2
– Power: EVGA SuperNova 850W G2

That looks pretty suitable for a wasteland adventure doesn’t it!

Remember that submitting your epic gameplay video using the hashtags #ShareEveryWinFallout4 isn’t all you’ve got to do to be in the draw – you must also submit your masterpiece via the Shadowplay: Share Every Win to be in this one.

Good luck and GAME ON!