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‘Destiny 2’ Release Date Moved Up



Destiny 2 had a presence at Sony’s E3 event. This is because Activision doesn’t have their own show. The company also released the following trailer during E3:

The trailer shows a look at Ghaul and now everyone wants to know when the game is coming in all its various forms. Here’s the full breakdown of the dates for the Destiny 2 betas, console and PC releases.

July 18th– Early Access PS4 Beta

July 19th – Early Access Xbox One Beta

July 21st– Open Beta

Late August – PC Beta

September 6th – PS4 and Xbox One launch (moved up from September 8th)

October 24th– PC launch

So there you have it. That’s pretty typical beta timing, though now we have the added complication of PC in the mix. A two month delay on PC isn’t unheard of, but it will be a bummer for many hoping to dive into Destiny 2 for the first time on PC. You can still do that, but it’s going to require a lot of waiting and willpower and spoiler dodging on your part.

If you’re curious about what else PS4 is getting besides a one day jump on the beta, that was spelled out at the show: “Revealed today were the Destiny 2 PlayStation timed exclusives available at launch, which include a competitive multiplayer map, a three-player cooperative Strike, a blue and white colored ship, specialized gear sets, and an exclusive exotic weapon.”

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LG Launches Gaming Monitors with a 1 Millisecond Response Time



At this year’s E3, LG Electronics (LG) unveiled the new LG UltraGear Nano IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC gaming monitor, the “world’s first” 1 millisecond (ms) IPS display. The UltraGear is a gamer’s dream come true, employing Nano IPS technology to achieve phenomenal color reproduction, ultra-fast response time and a refresh rate of 144Hz, overclockable to 175Hz. With blazing speed and stunning picture quality, LG’s monitor is the complete package, enabling players to enjoy the most immersive gaming experience yet. 

Available in 38 (model 38GL950G) and 27-inch (model 27GL850) screen sizes, both UltraGear Nano IPS monitors feature fast 144Hz refresh rate, high screen resolutions (38GL950G: 3840 x 1600, 27GL850: 2560 x 1440) and wide color gamut (DCI-P3 98 percent) for incredibly vibrant, flicker-free detailed images. The larger monitor is designed to increase gamers’ sense of immersion with its 21:9 aspect ratio, curved screen, virtually borderless design and the upgraded Sphere Lighting 2.0, RGB lights on the back of the monitor that heighten the ambiance when gaming by altering the colors of the lights to match the on-screen action.

The 27-inch UltraGear is NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible and supports HDR10 while the larger 38-inch model supports both NVIDIA G-SYNC processor, VESA DisplayHDR™ 400 and is certified by NVIDIA through over 300 tests for performance and image quality to provide a great gaming experience. Both monitors deliver smooth motion without tearing or stuttering and include gamer-specific settings such as Dynamic Action Sync mode, Black Stabilizer and Crosshair for ultimate accuracy, especially in FPS games.

LG UltraGear Nano IPS gaming monitors are set to roll out next month, with pre-orders for model 27GL850 commencing in the United States on July 1 with availability in key European markets in the third quarter of this year.

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AMD Announces Division 2 Partnership



AMD announced a partnership with Ubisoft to provide Radeon gamers with blazingly fast, optimized performance, higher frame rates per second and reduced latency with DirectX 12 technology in the highly anticipated Tom Clancy’s Division 2. (more…)

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Atari Outs New Retro-Themed Gaming Console Based On PC Tech



Atari has been teasing a new game console since before E3, but the project has been light on details. But an email to fans from the Ataribox team gives a little bit more insight into what’s coming, including a few images.

“Our objective is to create a new product that stays true to our heritage while appealing to both old and new fans of Atari,” the email said. “Inspired by classic Atari design elements (such as the iconic use of wood, ribbed lines, and raised back); we are creating a smooth design, with ribs that flow seamlessly all around the body of the product, a front panel that can be either wood or glass, a front facing logo, indicator lights that glow through the material, and an array of new ports (HDMI, 4xUSB, SD). We intend to release two editions: a wood edition, and a black/red edition.”

Check out the video below:

It touched on the ports adding a modernization to the guts of the new unit, adding that the console will offer “classic gaming content” alongside “current” content.

It sounds like the NES Classic coming from Nintendo, although the email did not explain whether that meant new games or remasters of older ones from the Atari library.

Atari is still being coy with the actual specs, the games, the pricing and a release date. OK, it’s being coy with everything else, but it is promising to share things one step at a time because it wants “to get this right” for fans.

It said it has plenty of milestones to hit in the months ahead, and promises status updates as things progress.

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