PC Gaming World Turns to Computex: GeForce Partners Unveil Over 40 New Products, Including 15 New Laptops | NVIDIA Blog

Taipei is the best place in the world to be this week to grok the relentless revolution taking place in PC gaming laptops.

At Computex, Asia’s largest technology trade show, NVIDIA partners are taking efficiency and performance to new levels — extending a trend that’s seen gaming laptop sales soar 9x in the past five years to more than 10 million last year.

GeForce partners are unveiling more than 40 new gaming products. They include 15 dazzling new laptops that incorporate powerful new NVIDIA innovations like Max-Q — an innovative design approach that enables gaming laptops to be 3x thinner with 3x more performance than previous generations — and WhisperMode, for quieter laptops.

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The incredible growth of the gaming laptop market has been fueled by NVIDIA’s relentless introduction of breakthrough GPU architectures. Its latest, Pascal, has helped provide a dramatic increase in performance and efficiency since the start of the decade. In fact, we’ve roughly doubled the efficiency with every architecture transition.

What a change these have enabled.

Just five years ago, gaming laptops had all the attributes you’d want from a plate of nachos — hot, big and heavy. Not bad for a snack, but hardly what you’d seek out in a portable gaming system.

They ran so hot many came with a warning that wasn’t meant to be ironic — “Do not place directly on lap.” They also came with a big, bulky chassis that made cramming them into ordinary backpacks a challenge. And battery life was limited — gamers had to stay close to a power outlet.

For elite gamers, these systems just weren’t competitive. We recall many LAN parties with people carting in huge systems, and feeling a bit sorry for gamers playing on underpowered laptops facing their fully geared-up competitors. The gaming laptop had to get better.

From Dumpy to Devastating

We set out to help laptop PCs step up their game, so you can step up yours.

In addition to continued manufacturing optimizations with each new GPU generation, we took the lead to accelerate the evolution of the gaming laptop into a device even the most serious gamers could use.

At previous Computex shows, we unveiled powerful new GPUs, and technologies like G-SYNC for notebooks. They joined a fusillade of other innovations — such as Optimus and BatteryBoost — that have transformed laptop PCs into sleek, powerful machines favored by serious gamers.

This week’s announcements of Max-Q and WhisperMode go further still.

Our Max-Q technology allows a GeForce GTX 1080 to be used in an ultraportable gaming notebook by reducing the GPU power consumption by half.

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It finds the most efficient tradeoff of performance and power for the GPU. Our software balances work done on the CPU and GPU, optimizing the game settings and using advanced system design techniques for thermal management and power regulation.

We also introduced WhisperMode. The new, ultra-efficient mode makes your plugged-in laptop run much quieter while gaming. It works by intelligently pacing the game’s frame rate while simultaneously configuring the graphics settings for optimal power efficiency.

Laptop Gaming Has Arrived

There can be no doubt that gaming laptops are now a first-class option for PC gamers. With the advances in GPU architecture and technologies, and the improvements in displays, memories, SSDs and more, for the first time ever gamers can have sleek, lightweight gaming laptops at the highest performance level.

And we’re far from done. We’ll continue to drive the evolution of the gaming PC — notebook and desktop. And PC gaming — on laptops and on desktops — will continue to grow thanks to new gamers, new games, eSports and new capabilities such as VR.

There’s never been a better time to be a laptop gamer.

And it’s only getting better.

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Patch 258: Hyaenodon, Megatherium, Megalania, Hesperornis, Yutyrannus, and More!

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Patch v258 finds its way harpooning onto the ARK with an entire boatload worth of content! It’ll introduce five new creatures to the game, a new way of travel in the form of a gas-powered motorboat, an interactive toilet for when you just can’t hold it in anymore, a harpoon gun for all your under the sea adventures, and not to forget; two new hairstyles, optimisations, and a greater Achievement set!

With this update, ARK: Survival Evolved has officially released 100 creatures to the base game, not including bosses, events, or specialised variants! Now let’s say hello to our new friends!

Dossier

Hyaenodon dirus, a carnivore most often found across the mountains and tundras in packs of 3 to 6. The Hyaenodon is a very intelligent predator. Before engaging, it determines if the payoff for a fight is worth the risk of injury. Hyaenodon often prefers not to fight unless there is already weakened prey or a fresh carcass nearby.

Despite being too small to ride, Hyaenodon are still popular pets. Their intelligence means they train well, and their natural pack mentality makes them excellent hunting dogs. Their ability to quickly recover health by consuming raw flesh off the bone ensures they can take punishment yet continue to fight, and they can efficiently preserve meat in specially-crafted saddle-bags.

Dossier

Megatherium formipavor is one of the larger mammals on the Island. Despite primarily being a herbivore, a typical Megatherium is very intent on consuming the Island’s many insects. It is particularly adept at removing their insides without damaging much of the shell, maximizing extraction of chitin. The otherwise slow and peaceful Megatherium becomes faster and aggressive in the presence of these creatures.

Dossier

Megalania muruspede is found throughout the Island’s complicated cave networks. Reaching up to three meters long, it can traverse vertically up cave walls with little difficulty thanks to its powerful claws. Like other Varanidae, Megalania is a venomous creature. Its poison is slow-acting but will drain the victim’s effective strength and health until death unless cured by a rare antidote.

The rare ability of Megalania to effortlessly climb sheer environmental walls makes it a highly sought-after mount. While it is by no means the fastest, strongest, or toughest mount, the manner in which it can effortlessly scale mountains, clamber up barricades, hide in trees or upside-down, ensures it will always have a place in any tribe’s stables!

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Hesperornis avenatantes is a medium-sized, fish-eating bird, common in the rivers and lakes of the island. It would be about two-thirds the height of a human if it stood tall, but it rarely does. Hesperornis spends most of its time gliding along the surface of the water, where it is much more maneuverable. It can easily hunt down fish and other small water-dwelling creatures. Hesperornis is primarily kept for the eggs it produces after consuming much fish. Every so often it will lay a golden egg which tribes often desire for the dietary needs of their tames, as it has proven to greatly assist in the training of all creatures, especially those which are too small to be ridden.

Dossier

Yutyrannus saevus is believed to be related to the Tyrannosaurus rex, but it is noticeably different upon first glance. Feathered creatures are not necessarily viewed as dangerous predators in the same light as other theropods. It is also the only creature I’ve seen to consistently induce a state of panic in opponents with its roar. Upon hearing it, most creatures in the area will flee for safety.

A domesticated Yutyrannus can be a powerful offensive or defensive addition to war parties.Yutyrannus can be trained to develop a confidence-boosting Battle-Cry which counteracts enemy attempts to induce fear, while also bolstering the resolve of allies, and may even draw wild Carnotaurus to its aid.

There’s still more to come! In ARK update v258, Survivors have become more civilized and have managed to invent their own version of indoor plumbing. Survivors can now go to the toilet when their characters are ready to defecate, and by doing so they’ll get a special ‘refreshing’ buff which will grant them an experience boost!

Plus, with all the dangers and terrors that have recently become apparent in our seas, Survivors can now craft a Harpoon gun which can be used for all your under the sea adventures!

As well as a new speedy gas-powered Motorboat!

…there’s so much in this patch that we haven’t gone through yet! In addition to everything above, here are the rest of the notes:

– Brand new Achievements with cosmetic, emotes, and hairstyle rewards for obtaining them!
– More UI overhauls!
– New Hairstyle and Facial Hair!
– New Explorer Notes!
– A major Primitive+ update:
Patch Notes[survivetheark.com]!

You can check out the full patch notes here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/346110/discussions/0/594820656447032287/

Steam Sale

From now until June the 5th at 1PM EST, Survivors can purchase both ARK: Survival Evolved and Scorched Earth at their largest discounted price ever, for 68% off! Hurry and grab it whilst you can!

http://store.steampowered.com/app/346110

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The patch will be releasing later today, it’s a few hours out still. Be sure to follow us on @survivetheark for all the latest information!

Thank you Survivors! We hope you enjoy the update!

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Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD Launches on 5/31/2017!

Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD will be launching on North American and select European countries on the PlayStation Network for the PlayStation 4 on May 31st. 2017!  Defend against the evil robot hordes with your own highly customizable mech suit in this upgraded mecha hack n slash. Triumph over your adversaries while enjoying the full HD overhaul and smooth 60 fps gameplay, as well as the previously released “Old Hero and Broken Gears of Time” DLC.

 

Not on a console? Don’t worry, we have you covered. Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD will be hitting Steam in the near future! (Date to be announced later).

 

Website: Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD

 

Information at a Glance
Title: Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo HD
Release Date: May 31st, 2017
Genre: Mech Customization
Players: 1 Player
Platform: PlayStation®4 (PSN Digital)
Price: $14.99 USD, €9.99 Euro
Rating: ESRB: T (Violence,Language)

 

 

PlayStation E3 Experience 2017: Live in Theaters June 12

E3 is almost here and I’m excited to announce that the PlayStation E3 Experience is returning for 2017! Join us on Monday, June 12th in over 85 theaters across the United States, Canada, and Latin America.

This is the third year we’re broadcasting our E3 Press Conference live to theaters across North America and I can’t wait to bring the excitement of E3 straight to you. Watching the announcements and news alongside other members of the PlayStation community is an experience like no other.

Attendees will take home an exclusive poster and #76 from the PlayStation Collectable Card series. This will be the only way to get your hands on these, so don’t miss out! Want more than just limited edition swag? We’ve got you covered — everyone will also get a digital gift basket chock-full of goodies from PlayStation Store.

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Tickets for US and Canada

Tickets are 100% free and will be available at playstation.com/E3experience starting Tuesday, May 30th at 10:00 AM PT while supplies last. To register for a ticket, you will need to create a free Gofobo account. Tickets will be sent to the email address used to create your Gofobo account.

Attendees who have registered for a ticket will be seated on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater reaches capacity. Make sure to arrive early! Receiving a ticket does not guarantee you a seat. Attendees must be 17 years of age or older to attend this event. A valid form of ID providing age will be required to enter.

Theater Name City State / Province
Anchorage 16 Anchorage AK
Trussville Stadium 16 Birmingham AL
Mobile Stadium 18 Mobile AL
Tinseltown Benton Benton AR
Surprise 14 Surprise AZ
Century Park Place 20 Tucson AZ
Daly City 20 Daly City CA
Century City 15 Los Angeles CA
LA Live 14 Los Angeles CA
Century 20 Downtown Redwood City Redwood City CA
Mission Valley 20 San Diego CA
Van Ness 14 San Francisco CA
Denver Pavilions 15 Denver CO
Meadows 12 Lone Tree CO
Bloomfield 8 Bloomfield CT
Gallery Place 14 Washington DC
Brandywine Town Center 16 Wilmington DE
Avenues 20 Jacksonville FL
Waterford Lakes 20 Orlando FL
Sunset Place 24 South Miami FL
Sawgrass 23 Sunrise FL
Hollywood 24 @ N I-85 Chamblee GA
Dole Cannery Stadium 18 Honolulu HI
Davenport 53 IMAX Davenport IA
Boise Stadium 22 Boise ID
River East 21 Chicago IL
Galaxy 14 Indianapolis IN
Hollywood Stadium 14 Topeka Topeka KS
Tinseltown Louisville Louisville KY
Elmwood Palace 20 Elmwood LA
Fenway Stadium 13 Boston MA
Solomon Pond 15 Marlborough MA
Rockville Center 13 Rockville MD
Brunswick 10 Brunswick ME
Lansing Mall 12 Lansing MI
Brooklyn Center 20 Minneapolis MN
Kansas City 18 Cinemas Kansas City MO
Gallatin Valley Cinemas 11 Bozeman MT
Stonecrest At Piper Glen 22 Charlotte NC
North Hills Stadium 14 Raleigh NC
Oakview Plaza 24 Omaha NE
Fox Run Stadium 15 Newington NH
Hamilton 24 Hamilton NJ
Seacourt 10 Toms River NJ
Century 14 Downtown Albuquerque Albuquerque NM
Village Square 18 Las Vegas NV
Union Square 14 New York NY
E-Walk 42nd Street 13 New York NY
Transit Center 18 plus IMAX Williamsville NY
Georgesville Square 16 Columbus OH
Milford 16 Milford OH
Tinseltown USA Oklahoma City Oklahoma City OK
Lloyd Center 10 Cinema Portland OR
Riverview Plaza 17 Philadelphia PA
Cinemark 17 Pittsburgh Mills plus IMAX Tarentum PA
Sandhill Stadium Cinema 16 Columbia SC
Sioux Falls Stadium 14 Sioux Falls SD
Opry Mills 20 plus IMAX Nashville TN
Metropolitan Stadium 14 Austin TX
Northpark Center 15 Dallas TX
Houston Marq’e Stadium 23 Houston TX
Cielo Vista 18 San Antonio TX
Salt Lake City 16 Salt Lake City UT
Westchester Common 16 Midlothian VA
Lynnhaven 18 Virginia Beach VA
Lincoln Square Cinemas Bellevue WA
Pacific Place 11 Seattle WA
Renaissance Cinema Sturtevant WI
Morgantown Stadium 12 Morgantown WV
Fox Theater 6 Laramie WY
Scotiabank Theatre Chinook Calgary Alberta
Cineplex Cinemas Metropolis Burnaby British Columbia
Scotiabank Theatre Winnipeg Winnipeg Manitoba
Scotiabank Theatre Toronto Toronto Ontario
Cinéma Banque Scotia Montréal Montréal Quebec

Tickets for Latin America

If you’re a PlayStation fan in Brazil check blog.br.playstation.com soon for more details on which theaters are participating and how to get your tickets.

Weekly Sale Vol. 18: Up to 90% off Amerzone, Syberia 1+2, Dracula Trilogy, Moto Racer, Corsairs Gold, and more

Puzzle your way out of sticky situations or just race past them.

Whoohoo! Our Weekly Sale is now 18, which means she can drive, move out of the house, and even drink in certain countries. We’re throwing her a coming-of-age party and so far we’ve quite a few esteemed guests who came to pay their respects and try the canapés. What they’ve brought in exchange? Let’s take a peek while everyone’s queuing for the open bar.

Each part of the Dracula Trilogy is just as fascinating as the last but The Path of the Dragon easily takes the cake and bites it too. A gloomy tale of a tormented priest investigating the death of a well-respected woman takes a thrilling turn when he’s confronted with temptation, occult secrets, and the bloodiest pages of history.

Do you know how Robin Hood: The Legend of Sherwood managed to pull off his heroic deeds? Well, he had to employ stealth, patience, tactical genius, and utilize the abilities of his merry commandos to their fullest. There are over 30 missions here for you to try and do the same!

As always, there’s more – including Amerzone, Syberia, Moto Racer, Still Life, Haegemonia Gold Edition and plenty of others!
Plus, stay tuned for new deals coming this Friday!

The Weekly Sale Vol. 18 will last until June 5, 4:00 PM UTC.