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Good Gaming – Lee Sin tips from Bubba Kush

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Quick tips for Lee Sin: Wardjump, Kickflash, Blinks & Runes

Wardjumping: Ward jumping is something that you have to practice, find which buttons feel the best with you, for example I use 4 for wards. I would encourage you bros to NOT use macros, shouldn’t need macros for pressing 2 buttons.

Kick-Flash: The kickflash is one of my favourites, this took me sooo long to get the hang of, all you need to do is practice and get used to the feels of angling the kick and when to execute it. Of course you will fail a lot, I fail kick flash a lot, its not something you land every time because you will fail it some times but that’s all progress of learning the kick flash. I will go into depth in my actual guide.

Ezreal/kassadin Blink Predicts: Although this isn’t really something you can teach, there is a trick that you can use that’s really simple – when approaching ezreal/kassadin etc wardjumping or flashing before Q predict usually helps, the wardjump or flash will startle them and force them to use blink when you want to, gives you a higher chance of predicting them. Although this doesn’t work every time and you can’t predict everything 😛

Jungle Runes:
+15AD +9ARM +12MR
+15AD +9ARM +7.50% CDR
+9.6AD +9ARM +7.7ARM PEN +7.50% CDR

Small tips but hopefully it helped 🙂

GG!

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 Gaming – Try Star Citizen FREE this week!

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From time to time those fine folks at Roberts Space Industries like to open Star Citizen up to for everyone to try out, and provide access to ships current players might not otherwise own.

It’s a great way to introduce new players to the growing universe of Star Citizen as well. For the next week until April 25th, Free Fly access is enabled!

Anyone with a Star Citizen account will have access to the Aurora LN, the F7C Hornet, and the Mustang Delta. This Free Fly event gives new players access to a few unique parts of the Star Citizen experience, the best two are below 🙂

Star Citizen Alpha – Also known as Crusader, this is the nucleus of the world they are creating.  Experience the Star Citizen universe with multiple space stations and environments, scripted missions, places to explore and more, Alpha 2.3.1 is your first look at a much larger game!

Arena Commander – Arena Commander allows instant access to group space battles (as shown in the GTX 950 GGPC Hero Gaming PC FPS test below), cloud city high speed races and even has an AI swarm survival event for you to enjoy.

Let’s take a closer look at those ships!

Aurora-LX_OrthoThe Aurora LN or “Legionnaire” is the strongest of the Aurora ship class, featuring both gimbal and forward mounted blasters as well as a rocket pod.

This sturdy spacecraft is a dedicated combat fighter valued at $35 USD usually and with it’s tight form factor it can be a pretty tough ship to target in straight up pursuit but be sure to turn quickly as it’s full length can make for a deadly strafe run.

Delta-FrontThe Mustang Delta is nimble single seater with little more than thrusters and blasters on it.  The cramped cockpit offers an excellent view for dogfighting and there are few ships that can maneuver through asteroid fields as effectively in combat.  Extremely soft but equally hard to hit this is the go to starfighter if you’re wanting to slowly destroy larger, more expensive ships while weaving through the structure of a space station. I’m not sure if you can buy this variant currently but the basic Mustang Alpha package is available for $45 USD.

F7c_hornet_storefront_visual (1)The F7C Hornet is a based on the military variant and can be equally deadly in the right hands, compared to the Mustang above it’s like flying a brick but with additional armour and forward facing firepower this fearsome fighter can shred hapless targets in seconds.  It also has some pretty good spin so be very careful if you’re chasing one of these down as you might just find it has spun around and is now flying backwards with you directly in its sights…  deadly.   Valued at $125 US Dollars this one is the crown jewel of the FLY FREE offering.

You can register for an account here to get started, if you have a friend already playing you can grab a ‘referral code’ from them to get an additional 5000 credits should you decide to join the universe full time, if you don’t know anyone playing here is a code from us “STAR-KW6J-PZ95″

See you in space!

 

DOOM – Open BETA begins!

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Tis’ a weekend of game testing it seems!  Hot on the heels of Battleborn comes the latest DOOM open BETA test, you can start the download now via steam.

In the DOOM Multiplayer Beta, fans will have the opportunity to play the brutally fun and challenging shooter weeks before its release. The Beta will feature two maps, Heatwave and Infernal, and two modes, Team Deathmatch and Warpath, along with never-before-seen weapons, armour sets, taunts and hack modules.

We’ve begun our gameplay FPS tests on the GGPC YouTube channel so you can check the performance out on various gaming hardware 🙂

I love the way the glyphs on the walls glow to show that a Revenant is nearby – little things like this make for some excellent gameplay!

GAME ON!

Battleborn – Open BETA now live!

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The PC open beta for Battleborn has just begun!

There is no ban on sharing this time around so we can all stream, record video, and play Battleborn to our heart’s content!

During this Open Beta, you’ll be able to experience the natural progression of Battleborn; including two Story Mode episodes, two Competitive Multiplayer Modes, 25 heroes (some instantly available, some will unlock as you progress).  Playing either Story Mode or Competitive Multiplayer Modes will earn you XP towards temporary Helix augmentations as well as persistent Command Rank and Character Rank levels. On every map and in every Mode, you’ll find strategically located, buildable tactical structures. These buildables can purchased – and upgraded – using Shards found throughout each level.

You can install the battleborn beta via Steam – We’ve just begun testing various hardware out and we think you’ll agree – this game is a blast!

Good Graphics – Need for Speed

Ready to own the streets?  Get behind the wheel and floor it in a dark, sprawling urban playground.  Build your rep – and your dream car!

Need for Speed looks visually pretty impressive and we’re super excited to to have the game running at a higher frame rate finally (to clarify, up until now we had only played on consoles) – seeing is believing so check out our GGPC YouTube tests running with the unlocked framerate and prepare to rev those engines because Need for Speed is releasing soon – bring on March 15th!

With the release on PC we also get Logitech steering wheel support and a manual transmission option along with both the Icons and Legends updates from day one.

Vrrrooooooooooooooooom!

 

Good Graphics – Black Desert Online

Do you like sparkles and farming mobs?  If so you might also like Black Desert Online 🙂

Pack your cloak, sharpen your weapons, and grab as many bags as you can carry, because it’s time to set off on an epic adventure!  The highly anticipated MMORPG Black Desert Online is out today, bringing with it the deepest character customization system yet and some incredible world player interaction, trading, farming and crafting opportunities for players to get lost in.

A beautifully designed open world that’s as expansive as it is alive with action packed skill-based combat and crisp latest gen graphics to enjoy the world with, which brings us to the important question – what graphics card is best for this awesome game?

We’ve tested our desktop gaming range and below is a quick video of the GGPC Warlock Gaming PC in action as we brave a bandit camp armed with the excellent GTX 970!

It’s not all about fighting in this game though, one of the best parts of Black Desert is the rich trading system which could have you spending as much time on the back of your trusty donkey as it does storming the barracks, you can buy houses, hire workers and more so if your looking for an interesting online game to get really stuck into – this one is worth check out 🙂

GAME ON!

Good Game – Minecraft 1.9 released with Combat tweaks

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UPDATE: GGPC Minecraft YouTube Playlist

Minecraft has been updated to 1.9 and it contains a lot of changes.  As the title implies, the combat mechanics have been updated to make fighting more interesting.

– Attacking now has a “cool-down” delay, making it more important to time your attacks
– You can now hold items in both hands
– Swords have a special sweep attack
– Axes have a special crushing blow attack
– Shields!

And lot’s of other neat stuff like more arrow types and in game items – a major update to Minecraft indeed!

We’ll get new gameplay up to the GGPC YouTube channel as soon as we confirm the Shader Packs we test with are stable 🙂

Call of Duty: Black Ops III “Online multiplayer only” release

UPDATE: New Custom Gaming PC Available 

The new Call of Duty: Black Ops III Multiplayer Starter Pack allows you to experience the ranked Multiplayer game mode of Black Ops III. This is a Multiplayer-only version of Black Ops III that has limited content and is available for a limited time.

This new game option gives you access to Public Ranked Multiplayer matches and features including Weapon Paint Shop, Gunsmith, Arena, Freerun, Theater, and the Black Market.

It’s easiest to list what’s not included in the multiplayer version so here’s the list as below!

– Zombies game mode
– Campaign game mode
– Ability to play in Multiplayer custom games
– Ability to Prestige (your level will be capped at 55 in the Starter Pack)
– Access to mod tools or modded content (once released)
– Access to unranked server browser (once released)
– Ability to Fresh Start your profile
– The ability to access Dead Ops Arcade II and Nightmares mode

Lots of fun to be had indeed, and a solid option for those that just want to jump online and join the fray – system spec wise the game plays well without you needing the largest and most expensive of graphics cards as well, check out the quick performance test on our GTX 970 Warlock Gaming PC below!

Good Graphics – Street Fighter 5

UPDATE: GGPC Street Fighter 5 YouTube Playlist

We’ve stepped in the ring with Street Fighter 5 to check how well the graphics card in our Gaming Desktops and Gaming Laptops perform in this new Capcom fighter and it’s pretty good looking stuff!

To get the best performance on the gaming laptop we found the GTX 970m was the first laptop graphics card able to handle the game of max settings, with a little tweak of the in game settings our GTX 950m was looking great and playing well with the GTX 960m just glancing  on high settings as well.

 

With our Custom Desktop PC the GTX 960 proved itself to be more than a match for this – but what peeked our interest was how well the GTX 950 held up when running on max settings as well, the game does lag a bit during player intros, supers or when playing the New Zealand map and this causes a slow motion effect which is pretty fun but the actual fighting itself is pretty solid  – we would have to recommend high settings for the 950 in general but with a little optimisation we look forward to testing things out again with the coming updates.

The release today for Street Fighter 5 features a short storyboard arcade mode consisting of single round matches that take you through each character. Apparently, that’s just going to be the tip of the iceberg though 🙂 Coming in June is an update with over an hour’s worth of cutscenes for us to enjoy.

Capcom have also talked a bit on how they’ll be handling the “Fight Money” in-game currency and this will be used to buy DLC characters down the line, though we don’t know for sure if we’ll be able to buy all characters by simple playing the game – we sure hope so! You can earn more by completing arcade or survival modes with different characters, as well as ranking them up individually.

We’ll be busy fighting our way through the game to fatten our wallets for some new characters, the first of which is scheduled to show up in March.

GAME ON!