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Dreamhack is Launching a line of PC’s

Today Dreamhack has announced that they will be releasing their very own PC line.

Dreamhack is widely known for their (Bring Your Own Computer) LAN party and DreamHack has over 20 years experience arranging festivals, events and competitions throughout the Nordics, Europe and North America.

DreamHack PC will launch featuring four product lines, each specifically targeted for a gamer’s needs.

Here is an overview and release video on what to expect.


The DreamHack PC is built using components from the leading brands in the business and with the extensive knowledge from DreamHack’s LAN parties, event usage and esport competitions. We truly believe that we have a line of gaming computers that will meet the demands for all kinds of gamers ranging from the beginner, the esport professionals, to content creators, and broadcasters that demand a flawless experience from their PC.

DREAMHACK PC – PLAY
DreamHack PC PLAY delivers great performance for the most popular games and comes with components from some of the very best manufacturers on the market. PLAY is the most affordable DreamHack PC with great price performance, all with DreamHack DNA included.

DREAMHACK PC – GAMING
DreamHack PC GAMING delivers awesome performance in all new and popular games ranging from the most popular competitive esport games to the latest block buster titles from the biggest publishers. DreamHack PC Gaming is built only with the very best components in its class and is fully upgradable and flexible.

DREAMHACK PC – ESPORTS
DreamHack PC ESPORTS is made to deliver flawless esports performance in a real life competitive environments on LAN and on the biggest stages in the esports world. DreamHack is one of the biggest esport tournament organisers in the world and knows what it takes of a machine to be the best tool for a professional team and players that are competing on the highest level. DreamHack PC ESPORTS can be the deciding factor between a win or a loss.

DREAMHACK PC – STREAMER
DreamHack PC STREAMER delivers performance for the high end user to stream and play on in full resolution. Amazing machine for content creators, youtubers and broadcasters who share their gaming experience in real time with their audiences. With two top of the line graphic cards and some of the very best components available the DreamHack PC STREAMER is the choice for professionals and the most demanding gamers!

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Two Special-Edition New 3DS will be $99 on Black Friday

Today Nintendo has announced that the New 3DS will have two special edition systems coming out on Black Friday. For the first time ever, Nintendo’s popular hand-held New Nintendo 3DS video game system will be offered at a suggested retail price of $99.99. Two special-edition models – one black, one white, both featuring Mushroom Kingdom characters and imagery – will be available starting Nov. 25. This system, along with great software, will appeal to gift-givers and value shoppers alike.

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This will be a perfect time to pick one up for you or a holiday gift for the $99 price tag, especially since Pokemon Sun and Moon will be out a week before.

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Will you be picking up a New 3DS this Black Friday?

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Steam is adding Native Dualshock 4 Support

Valve hass announced that they will be adding Dualshock 4 support to Steam. The upcoming update will make it easy for developers to integrate support for Sony’s controller into their games and Valve plans to add support for additional third-party controllers to the API in the future.

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Here is a quick overview from Valve:

Believe it or not, when you use the PS4 Controller through the Steam API, it’s exactly the same as a Steam Controller. You make the exact same API calls, you only get actions, not inputs, and the Steam API takes care of everything.

Now, why start with the PS4 controller? Well, not only is it a really nice, high quality controller, but it’s also got a gyro and a touchpad, so it’s got a lot of overlapping functionality with the Steam Controller. Also, existing native support for the PS4 controller on the PC is a bit weak; in this case Steam itself is communicating directly with the device so everything that’s nice and reliable.

Review: HyperX Cloud Revolver Headset

 

Is The Cloud Revolver Worth Your Time

With the popularity of the last installments from HyperX, the company is ready to introduce a new headset:  The HyperX Cloud Revolver. Does it live up to its predecessor though?

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Comfort and Appearance

First thing to note with the HyperX Cloud Revolver is the packaging. When first opening a new box you can immediately see the time spent on packaging and how the headset is presented as a beautiful work of art. It’s down to the little details of the welcome note inscribed on the box, to the headphones laying perfectly in the packaging foam. After lifting the product out, you can tell right away these headphones have a different feel and  appearance compared to other headsets. With its signature HyperX memory foam, a durable steel frame, and how it automatically adjusts to your head size/shape with its rotating side ear cups the comfort of these headphones are beyond what I would have ever expected from any gaming headset. Not to mention, they live up to their name as “Cloud Revolver” because they are super light and don’t weigh down on your head or ears. Along with comfort, the appearance looks more aggressive rather than flashy. One flaw the Cloud Revolver has at this point on appearance is, although the red and black have that aggressive look to it, there are no customization/color options. I would love to had seen different color variations. Other than the that, this is one headset you can’t wait to show off; and you’ll be showing it off in comfort.

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Performance and Sound

As we all know, aesthetic and comfort is important, but the main reason we buy any headset is the performance and sound quality. The Cloud Revolver is an excellent choice for anyone looking for a headset to use for more than one gaming device. Equipped with a 3.5mm stereo, mic plugs, and an Audio Control Box, you are able to use this crafty set on a PS4, Xbox One, PSVita, 3DS, PC, and even your Phone/MP3 Device.Untitled-1

One of the stand out features is the detachable, noise cancellation mic.  If you are on the go and decide to use these for your Phone/MP3 device, you won’t suffer the embarrassment of having a mic in your face since the mic is removable. The noise cancelling mic also works extremely well.  When I record my own audio it cancels all background noise including the white noise of a blowing fan and background chatter.

The sound performance is spectacular.The ear cups prevent any outside sound from interfering with gameplay and the speakers separate every sound to its distinct sound level. These headphones do an amazing job keeping all audio intact with studio grade sound. Listening to sword swings, bullets hitting your enemy, or even just enjoying the music from an RPG, the performance is satisfying. The downside is it is missing 7.1 surround sound -a feature the Cloud II did have. Another slight issue is the steel frame of the headset. Any little touch to the metal frame will  be heard, but the only time this is noticeable is when all audio is off and your decide to touch your headset.

Verdict

Although the headset has a few small flaws (no customization options, the metallic frame creating sound, and lacking in 7.1 surround sound), The HyperX Cloud Revolver headset is an excellent choice for someone who likes playing games on multiple platforms, being comfortable, and tuning out the rest of the world to delve into the game.

Will you be picking these headphones up?

For more hardware reviews keep checking in with New Challenger Gaming.

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