Game Talks, a new series of gaming news, where we will be bringing you the top gaming news of the day in short, so you can get a quick roundup of all the latest gaming news of the day from around the world. In today’s game talks we will cover news about, Starcraft: Brood War Free for PC and MacOS, PS4 Slim 1TB Bundle, 2022 Asian Games to Include E-Sports, HTC Vive India Release Date, Call of Duty: WW 2 Announced and more and we will be covering them one by one so let’s start.
1- Starcraft and Starcraft: Brood War Free Download for Windows PC and MacOS
Blizzard, the developer of the very popular Starcraft game series had announced a remastered version of Starcraft earlier this month and now Blizzard has also made the original Starcraft, and its expansion – Brood War available for free for both Windows 10 PC and MacOS. If you want you can download it via the official Starcraft website. If you haven’t tried out Starcraft yet, this could be a good chance to get your hands on it.
2- Call of Duty: World War 2 Officially Announced
The next franchise of Call of Duty is officially launched and this time we will go back in world war 2, the game is now officially announced and the publisher of the game Activision is calling it Call of Duty: World War 2 and it will be releasing this year. The publisher of the game hasn’t revealed much information about the game but its creator Sledgehammer Games has stated a full reveal will be made at 10am PT (10:30pm IST) on April 26, via the Call of Duty: World War 2 website.
3- 2022 Asian Games to Include E-Sports
The Olympic Council of Asia has announced that it will introduce e-sports as an official program of the Asian Games at Hangzhou, China. It will also be a demonstration sport at the 2018 Asian Games in Palembang, Indonesia.
The OCA said the decision reflects “the rapid development and popularity of this new form of sports participation among the youth.” For this the council will be collaborating with Alisports, a unit of China’s Alibaba Group, to bring e-sports to the games. No details were given on which video games would be included. So, if you are a hardcore or professional gamer, this might be a great news for you if you have ever wanted to participate in E-Sport on such big platform.
4- Amazon India Listed Sony PS4 Slim 1TB Summer Value Bundle with 5 Games
If you were planning to buy a Sony PS4 console for your gaming need, here is a good news for you, Amazon India is selling and has listed Sony PS4 Slim 1TB Summer Value Bundle with 5 free games. With this bundle pack, you will get a PS4 1TB console, with free games including Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection (which consists of the first three Uncharted games), The Last of Us Remastered, and Infamous Second Son. Amazon India has listed the bundle at a price tag of Rs. 31,667.
5- Xiaomi’s 3-Axis Shooting Stabilizer For Smartphones
Xiaomi on Friday a new product the 3-axis Shooting Stabilizer designed for smartphones. The new Stabilizer from Xiaomi is priced at CNY 799 (roughly Rs. 7,500) and is available via the Mi Home crowdfunding platform. Xioami has made up this stabilizer of ABS and fibre glass materials.
The stabilizer is based on a three-axis stabilization technology which according to the company, claims to feature high precision acceleration sensor that offers real-time detection of smartphone space position along with 4 shooting modes: horizontal movement, omni-directional movement, locking direction, and vertical mode. With this stabilizer now you can take selfies and record videos from 9-degrees to 30-degrees for a 270-degree rotation without any distortion.
6- Windows 10 to Now Receive Biannual Updates in September and March
Microsoft has announced that the next release of Windows 10 will be released scheduled twice-per-year in March and September of each year. The company also confirmed that the next Windows 10 feature update will be targeted for September 2017. The new biannual schedule will be aligned with other products like Office 365 ProPlus.
7- AMD Radeon RX 500 Series Graphics Cards Launched
AMD has launched the next generation of Radeon GPUs for graphics cards, called the Radeon RX 500 series. The new Radeon RX 580, RX 570, RX 560 and RX 550 are based on a revision of the Polaris architecture which powered last year’s Radeon RX 400 series.
This graphic card is sure for you if you want to upgrade from your old graphics cards and do not support VR or the latest game development standards such as DirectX 12 and Vulkan.
AMD promises that the new graphic card features higher clock speeds, reduced latency and improved software that will help gamers play current-day titles such as Battlefield 1, COD: Infinite Warfare and Resident Evil: Biohazard without compromising on resolution or image quality.
8- HTC Vive Releasing in India on May 17, 2017
Here is good news for you if you are a big fan of virtual reality technology and were waiting for it, Yes, HTC seems to be launching its HTC Vive VR headset on May 17 in India, The VR headset was launched back on April 5, 2016, and now it’s finally making its way to the Indian market.
What else we know so far is that the HTC Vive VR headset will be an Amazon India exclusive and will start taking pre-orders from April 20.
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