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MSI has unveiled GAMING motherboards which come in three distinct versions: GAMING 3, GAMING 5 and GAMING 7.

MSI’s next-generation GAMING motherboards all feature a USB Audio Power similar to that of the latest ITX GAMING models in order to ensure stable 5V power delivery.

In their official website, MSI said, “MSI gaming motherboards are available in all form factors from the regular ATX to the small micro ATX and now the new, tiny mini-ITX. But a smaller size doesn’t mean you get less features! For instance, besides their stunning looks, all MSI GAMING motherboards feature Killer LAN, Audio Boost and Gaming Device Port, regardless of their form factor. Additionally the new Z87I GAMING AC and the AMD FM2+ GAMING also feature USB Audio Power to give you the crispest audio solution if you use an USB DAC and it comes equipped with Intel 802.11ac for blistering fast wireless transfer speeds. You can get MSI’s gaming motherboards with a variety of chipsets, ranging from Intel© Z87, H87, B85 to AMD A88X chipsets.”

New MSI boards will also feature the Audio Boost 2 solution powered by Creative Sound Blaster Cinema.

“With Audio Boost we’re delivering the highest audio quality so you can enjoy crystal clear sound and music in games. Because the complete audio circuitry is isolated from other features, you’ll enjoy less interference and more stability,” MSI said.

Moreover, it has built-in headphone amplifier that allows gamers to use studio-grade headgear and get the most amazing sound quality out of the gaming PC.

MSI GAMING motherboards also features one or more PCI-Express 3.0 slots which are perfectly aligned and has enough space for an optimal airflow when using multiple graphics cards. MSI said, “That way, you will never have to worry about an overheating PC, while you are enjoying the best graphics jumping off from your monitor when running a NVIDIA® SLI™ or AMD Crossfire gaming setup.”

Furthermore, it features an Advanced Stream Detect™ — Killer E2200 which automatically detects and accelerates game traffic ahead of other network traffic for smoother, stutter-free in-game performance and the competitive edge.

“With this exclusive, automatic traffic prioritization, games and real-time chat get priority over low-level system chatter, giving you the lowest latency for game data on the most controllable network hardware available.”

MSI claims their motherboards are the best gaming weapons at hand simply because of the following:

• The highest frag and the lowest lag with Killer™ E2200 Game Networking
• Crystal clear sound with Audio Boost
• Top quality audio solution with Sound Blaster Cinema
• Superb graphics with VGA Boost
• Blazing fast booting with Super RAID
• Gaming Device Port
• Military Class 4 Components
• OC Genie 4 & Click BIOS 4
• Optimized for multiple graphics cards
• Supports DDR3-3000 memory for super fast loading

For more MSI products, visit http://game.msi.com/product/motherboard/.

(Photo courtesy of http://game.msi.com/product/motherboard/z87-gaming)

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Soon enough MacBook Air and MacBook Pro fans will rejoice, as upgraded versions of each are expected to roll out as early as mid-2014.

Rumors saod that the new MacBook Air will be released this June, and that a MacBook Air Retina will also come out in the market with a high-resolution display.

The new MacBook Air Retina and a MacBook Pro Retina updates would be the biggest releases for Apple fans though it was said that Apple is more focused on iMac.

It could be remembered that earlier reports said that Apple would have that product off — the new MacBook Air with a 12-inch display at the Worldwide Developers’ Conference on June 2 at Moscone West in San Francisco.

On MacBook Pro, reports said that it would be on the late fall as Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst predicted which is just in time for the holidays.

Rumors said that the upgraded MacBook Pro Retina will have a new type of RAM which has the capability of delivering “lightning quick” performance that users will actually notice and enjoy.

It could further be remembered that Kuo had outline what Apple fans could expect from a new Macbook Air, when a MacBook Pro Retina 2014 update might come in a detailed new Apple road-map of potential announcements plus why Apple fans could see a cheaper iMac this year.

In his road-map of Apple’s potential announcements, Kuo said that Apple will unveil a new 12-inch ultra-thin but with higher-resolution display MacBook Air which has an incorporated touchpad with no buttons and functions without a fan.

Moreover, Kuo predicted that Apple is working on a 12.9-inch iPad Pro. In addition to Kuo’s prediction, iPad Air 2 will adopt Touch ID, an A8 processor, and an improved camera with a resolution of eight (8) megapixels.

Furthermore on iMac, Apple fans could expect it to be at a lower price which Kuo believes to help boost iMac shipments up to 23 per cent.

Though these are predictions for now and are most likely to change, still Apple fans can say that they have given a solid overview with these details. (Photo courtesy of https://www.apple.com/ipad-air/)

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According to Sony, the next PlayStation 4 software system update is ‘coming soon’. Sony has been listening to customer feedback and they have announced that they will be able to include features that are in line with what the customers are looking for. These features include ShareFactory, a video editing app, USB drive saves as well as other sharing features and software pre-loading on PlayStation 4 consoles.

ShareFactory

ShareFactory comes with the 1.70 update and it’s a rich new video editor app that makes it easier for you to customize your gameplay videos. There are a lot of features that are available like being able to easily combine captured videos for editing, adding and personalizing videos using filters, transitions, and themes, and of course being able to share them with friends via social networks. Another set of features include having the ability to personalize the videos, even further by adding stickers, text, audio tracks and of course video commentary for those play by play moments.

Sharing

When you are done customizing your video, you can easily share them on Facebook or extract and save them on to an external USB storage device. This ability to store externally is another feature of the 1.70 update. A few other SHARE enhancements include being able to adjust or change the recording time of your gameplay videos to shorter increments and the ability to change to whom you share your videos with on the SHARE screen. Another great update that has fans excited is the ability to switch off HDCP so that you can capture video directly from your own HDMI output so that you can record and share longer clips of your gameplay sessions.

Pre-loading games

If that wasn’t enough to get you excited, this probably will. The PS4 was designed to give you immediate access to your games as much as possible. To add to the current features that already are trying to address this, the 1.70 update will include the ability to pre-download any pre-ordered games. If the auto-download feature is enabled, it will automatically pre-download the pre-ordered games so that it is available to be played right away as soon as the game is unlocked on release day.

Sony is doing a lot of things right by listening to the gaming community. They also mentioned that they have some more updates in store.

Photo Source: PS4 Official Site

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What more can an Apple fan ask for but a little add on detail to the most anticipated Apple’s next-generation iPhone 6 which is soon to hit market, and while everyone is waiting for its release, iPhone 6 accessories appeared in the recently concluded Hong Kong (HK) Electronics Fair which seems to dictate the soon release date of the iPhone 6.

Leaksters said that a Japanese website cited a number of vendors at this year’s Hong Kong trade show who are selling iPhone 6 accessories — mostly cases — even with apparent lack of official specifications from Apple.

Metal mock-ups of Apple iPhone 6 were flooding the trade show, which closely resembles the leaked photos of a finished iPhone 6.

Apple Insider said, “The back side of the metal mockup boasts an uncanny resemblance to a highly questionable photo from March that claimed to reveal a finished iPhone 6 chassis. Both the mockup and the alleged case back include a protruding rear-facing camera lens and single round flash module, inconsistent with current models that sport a flush-mounted lens and pill-shaped True Tone dual-LED flash.”

Moreover, a lot of reports are claiming that Apple will launch two new iPhone models later this fall which are said to have larger displays. It could be remembered that Ming-Chi Kuo, a KGI Securities analyst predicted that iPhone 6 will come in two sizes: 4.7 and 5.5-inches with 1334×750 (326ppi) retina display for the 4.7-inches iPhone 6 and 1920 x 1080 (401 ppi) resolutions for the 5.5-inches iPhone 6; that both will come with an Apple A8 processor, 1GB of RAM, LTPS display panels, optical image stabilization, and Touch ID; and that iPhone 6 models will come in a 10 to 20 per cent narrower bezel, a 6.5–7.0mm thickness, metal casings, and NFC chips integration. Latest reports also claimed that iPhone 6 will be $100 more expensive compared to iPhone 5S.

The Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition), organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), presents all kinds of electronics products and services such as audio-visual products, branded electronics, eco-friendly products, i-World, packaging & design, navigation systems, new inventions, telecommunications products and testing, inspection & certification services. (Photo courtesy of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQhjtS65OvQ)

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Oculus creator was skeptical with it too at first, until he found out what he didn't know what's there for the Oculus

Testing the Oculus Rift

If you are still one of the slightly unconvinced people about Facebook purchasing The Oculus Rift, you will eventually have a large change of heart after a year from now according to Oculus Rift’s creator, Palmer Luckey.

“Knowing behind the scenes, what’s going on and what we need money to do and what we’re going to be able to do with this deal, I know for myself that it’s the best that we could possibly do,” Luckey mentioned

“So if people give us some time, I think they’ll agree with us. A year from now, everyone–I think even a lot of the doubters, will look and say ‘You know what, they really did make the best choice.”

It was no mystery to anybody involved with the development of Oculus Rift that there is a high risk of stability issues with the rift. This potential problem was dealt with. This even saved them the trouble of having to scrap out smartphone parts in order to develop and build a better product.

The purchase did, however, caused a major backlash to the team behind Oculus Rift. Some even received death threats and many uncalled for stuff that even involved their families.

Despite these obstacles they have to face, Oculus Rift still remained strong and even more so with Facebook behind them. The product’s reinforced “stability” also means that more AAA game developers will be more attracted to developing games dedicated for the virtual reality headset.

More and more AAA games are being tailored fit to be played with Oculus Rift and this is a very good news for players, and especially some backers who were quite disappointed with Facebook’s purchase of Oculus VR.

Dozens of Top AAA games and even great indie games are being added in their library of supported games as we speak (Team Fortress 2, Slender: The Arrival, Surgeon Simulator, etc.) There is also a number of other unmentioned games that they don’t support natively yet, but works like a charm nonetheless (like Skyrim)

Luckey stated that Oculus VR is, in no way, competing with PlayStation’s Morpheus. He said that it only caters to its consumers while Oculus is after a wider range of audience.

“I think Morpheus is less competitive because it’s for PlayStation 4,” Luckey said. “They’re trying to sell to their people and we’re trying to sell to PC gamers and maybe mobile later on as it gets more powerful. Even if we were competing, I just think we have the best technology and the best team. But I am really excited that they’re doing a pretty good job.”

Image Source: YouTube

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Great news for PS Vita gamers as Sony announced the coming of God of War: Collection to the handheld console – PS Vita – very soon.

The God of War: Collection franchise is exclusive to Sony’s PlayStation platform but starting May 6 it will be available to PS Vita at $29.99, reports revealed.

God of War: Collection by Sony Computer Entertainment will let gamers experience the dark world of Ancient Greece through Kratos, a brutal warrior who is determined to murder the God of War.

God of War: Collection will include the following:

  1. God of War I and II on one Blu-ray disc
  2. Remastered at a resolution of 720p
  3. Anti-aliased graphics for 60 frames per second gameplay
  4. Full PlayStation Network (PSN) Trophies Support for each Title

Rated 9.5 out of 10 by game informer, God of War: Collection is expected to give PS Vita gamers the chance to experience action-adventure video game series based on Greek mythology.

With PS Vita’s dual analog sticks designed for a more precision control, gamers are expected to experience life with Kratos, a warrior tricked into killing his wife and child by his former master – the God of War Ares.

PS Vita gamers will be thrilled to go with Kratos as he tries to free himself from the influences of the gods and Titans,  and take revenge.

“The PS Vita system brings the greatness of PlayStation® to your digital lifestyle with a stunning 5” OLED touch screen and dual analog sticks. Over 900 games available for download on the PS Vita through PSNSM including new hits, indie titles, PS one® Classics, and PS Mobile games. With remote play you can play a range of PS4™ games on your PS Vita system,” Sony said in Vita’s official website.

God of War: Collection will form part of the growing library of games of PS Vita like:

  1. Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
  2. wipEout® 2048
  3. Tearaway™
  4. Ys: Memories of Celceta
  5. Killzone™ Mercenary

(Photo courtesy of http://us.playstation.com/psvita/)