GTX 960m

UPDATE: Paragon open BETA !

Update: A new open beta for Paragon has begun, the first phase has begun and will run until May 1. The second phase begins on May 5 and will be playable until May 8. The servers will be online from 9 AM PT/5 PM UK time for both events.  Please note, Epic Games have said “The first stress test will include invites for the first 500,000 people who signed up for the beta only, the second stress test will include invites for anyone who signs up before May 1.”

You can sign up for the beta, or buy a Founder’s Pack for early access at www.paragon.com.  Founder’s Packs include Master Challenges, which let you level your heroes to achieve mastery and claim unique rewards, completing a Master Challenge unlocks a taunt and the exclusive Master Skin that showcases your dedication and skill.

Paragon is designed so that every player can compete and win without ever having to spend money.  New heroes every three weeks, community events, and daily and weekly rewards give you the opportunity to hone your skills and try out new play styles.  This is a game where skill matters – where you aim, when you attack, and how you move – putting you in direct control of the action in a fully 3D world.

Cards give your heroes unique powers and capabilities on the battlefield.  You build up your collection by playing, and can create decks that will hopefully lead your team to victory – because cards affect power in game, they can only be earned by playing the game.

We’ve been happily testing Paragon out with a mix of gaming hardware and as you can see in our GTX960m Gaming Laptop test below, the game is looking great!

 

Good Graphics – The Division

New York is in trouble. A devastating epidemic sweeps through the city and in the wake of the disease basic services fail one by one. Without food and water, the streets are in chaos and new factions rise to profit from the mayhem. Amid the chaos, a classified unit of self-supported sleeper agents known as The Division is activated and tasked with one mission: take back the city.

We’ll be fighting to piece the city back together one block at a time in this latest Ubisoft release and whether you like to play solo, support a group of friends, or sit back and dish out damage with the biggest gun possible – you’re going to need some heafty hardware to run this one well, things have been turned up a bit since the BETA!

looking first at a very popular Gaming Laptop configuration, the Nvidia GTX 960m inside is quite happy making a mess inside this sports centers diner, and check out that 7GB RAM usage!

Next up on the desktop side, our GTX 960 Graphics Card + intel i5 quad core combo from the GGPC Assassin Gaming heats things up in this festive looking department store 🙂

While the main missions contain what is certainly the most graphically impressive moments we’ve encountered in the game so far, there is an open-world RPG experience to be enjoyed running around within the darkzone fulled with tactical decisions, RPG action, trading and more loot than you can fit into your pack.

GAME ON!

 

Good Graphics – Far Cry Primal

Far Cry Primal takes us on a wild ride back to 10,000BC and in this stoneage world there will no machine guns or grenade launchers to hunt with, just arrows and our wits (plus a few friendly animals if you want to play that way 🙂  It’s taken some of our favourite parts of the previous titles and is a welcome additional to the already pretty excellent Far Cry series.

As we’ve come to expect from the Far Cry team, the landscape of Oros is pretty good looking indeed, from the dense lush forests to vast fields of drying grass where mammoths graze.  The animals have a wonderful fur effect to them as well and are animated realistically making that first ­sabre-toothed tiger rather frightening.  Of course these sweet effects are going to need some decent gaming hardware to power things and we’ve tested out our Gaming Laptop and Desktop Gaming PC ranges so you can check things out quickly and easily.

First up, a popular configuration for gamers with the GTX 960 Graphics Card + intel i5 quad core in our GGPC Assassin Gaming PC decimates the defenders of the first bonfire.

Next we’ll take to the snowy mountains with the 15.6″ GGPC G960 Gaming Laptop as we use every arrow, spear and club to conquer this Udam camp!

There’s a heap of cool of stuff to do in the game. If you’re in a relaxed mood a little light hunting is great and if as you explore the caves and mountains you’ll often find great moments and locations to get tangled up in.  When it comes to pure action raiding the outposts of rival tribes gets pretty exciting and you’ll have the chance to take on some pretty brutal leaders along the way – I don’t want to spoil things so I’ll stop writing now 🙂

There is a lot of fun to be had in the wilderness and you can check out even more (spoiler free) quick tests via our GGPC YouTube Channel.

GAME ON!