The New ASUS ROG Line: The Ultimate Republic of Gamers Series

Asus ROG (Republic of Gamers) Series, including the new G-Series, have aimed and fired great emphasis on PC gaming coming up on their 10th anniversary since their introduction in 2006. Their new G-Series is a serious and innovative upgrade with hardcore computing capabilities for the ultimate gaming experience.

Just recently, the ROG G752 Gaming Laptop was introduced with much anticipation in the gaming world. This mighty laptop is a gem of Asus and is the most news-worthy laptop being introduced for release. Why? Because the ROG G752 can run any game. Yes, you read that correctly—ANY game. It will run the popular PC game “Crysis” even.

The ROG G752 is the successor to the ROG G751 sports, with all the amazing upgrades and new, aggressive designs that include a new ROG Armor Titanium and Plasma Copper color scheme.The G752 was created so that you could play without having to turn down settings for quality, texture, anti-aliasing, shadows, etc…just to receive playable frame rates. Those days are gone.

The ROG G752 contains the latest 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor (called Skylake Core i7), up to 64 GB of DDR4 (which is 30% more efficient and 20% faster than DDR3), NVIDIA graphics up to Ge-Force GTX 980 with 8GB of GDDR5 VRAM and an optional NVMe PCIe SSD, so you can be absolutely sure that when you play LAN, that you have the confidence to rock it.

The G752 has a must-have 17.3-inch Full-HD IPS (In-Plane Switching) display with G-Sync. This gamer’s dream has a backlit, anti-ghosting keyboard with 30-key rollover that will register every key you press. There is a dedicated Record key and other ROG macro keys to program multi-key, complex commands.Most notably, the ROG G752 is the world’s first to incorporate a mobile 3D Vapor Chamber thermal system that provides more efficient cooling during gameplay. With an ROG-exclusive dust-released thermal solution for stability and longevity and a backlit and anti-ghosting keyboard, this is a gaming experience you will NOT find anywhere else. And did I mention that the 17.3-inch display is capable of 4K? No? Well, if you were worried, worry no longer. Your gameplay will be epic.

There will be three different versions of the ROG G752. Each contain the specs above except for GTX differences:


  • G752VL—with GTX 965M2) G752VT—with GTX 970M3) G752VY—with GTX 980M
    The G752VY is undoubtedly the beast out of the three in terms of performance and the G752VL and G752VT have a slimmer profile and are lighter and more portable. So, whatever your needs are, the G-Series have brought their A-Game.
  • Two of the three new G-Series laptops are available for pre-order directly from Asus, starting at:1) $1,499 for the G752VL2) $1,799 for the G752VT
    Unfortunately, they have NOT yet set a release date other than “coming soon” for the mighty G752VY—but note that there will be TWO types available upon release:1) $2,599—ROG G752VY-DH72 Intel i7 will be 2.6GHz, 32GB2) $3,499—ROG G752VY-DH78K, which is quite the price tag, but offers up an upgrade of 2.7GHz, 64GB.
  • If you can afford it and are a serious gamer, these are the prices set by Asus for the marathon, intense gamer that you or those in your life must have it.

Also new from ROG are:


  • ROG GX700 Water-Cooled 4K Gaming Laptop with G-Sync.
  • The ROG GX700 is the embodiment of something mostly unprecedented: Asus has stuffed components you would only see in a desktop gaming PC, into a laptop’s body.
  • It has an astounding 2.7GHz quad-core Intel Core i7-6820HK processor, which is one of the first mobile CPUs that a player can overclock. This processor is also known as Skylake, the latest of Intel processors. With up to 64GB of DDR4 memory and NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 graphics with 8GB of GDDR5 of memory, this is a nearly unprecedented gaming laptop. And we want to be clear—this is NOT a GTX 980M mobile graphics processor—this is the same graphics chip you would find inside one of the most powerfully made DESKTOP graphics cards that gamers are drooling over.

If this wasn’t enough, G-Sync display of 1080p or even 4K resolution is available, and stuttering and screen tearing is smoothed. And of course, this model also includes backlit keys and the other perks that the G-Series ROG has.
Now, for the coup de grace that you’ve been waiting for since reading the title above: the ROG GX700 has tradition fans to help expel hot air. However, it also has the option of having a giant external water-cooling system that pipes liquid coolant through the laptop guts to help cool the components down during serious or marathon gaming. This means the GX700’s graphics chip runs up to 43% faster, the CPU runs up to 48% faster, and the memory up to 31% faster with the liquid cooling unit attached.

While it is a laptop, the current prototype weighs in at 7.9 pounds (3.6kg) compared to Alienware M18x’s 12.1 (5.5kg), which is both a pro and con of the laptop. If the extra weight doesn’t both you and you have a gaming station anyways, this may be perfect. Another con is Asus hasn’t yet run any games to demo for tech demonstrations, so it is unknown what the actual performance factor will be.

Also, don’t expect this laptop to be for sale just yet though—Asus hasn’t finalized the design yet, so they will be fine-tuning it and are hoping to ship some out by the end of the year.
Below are some other new systems, graphic cards and displays that Asus has or will come out with in their new lineup of gaming gear.


  1. ROG G20 Special Edition Compact Gaming Desktop2
  2. ROG Maximus VIII (Extreme & Impact)—Assembly Gaming Motherboard
  3. ROG PG348Q Curved IPS Display with G-Sync4) ROG Matrix GTX980 Ti Platinum Graphics Card

Feel free to look up what additional gears appeal to you if you are planning on upgrading graphics cards, buying an additional display to connect during gaming, assembling a motherboard or if you want a Desktop rather than a laptop, included in the ROG G-Series, which is a special edition PC.
Dominate your gameplay and live-gaming with the Asus ROG Series. Below are links to the Asus ROG series, including the G-Series notebooks, so you can check out the specs, play with customizations, and see the designs for yourself.
Note: salivation may occur. Happy gaming, gamers.


The Best Top High End Gaming Laptops for New RTS Games


Gaming using laptops has grown in popularity over the past years. This is due to the fact that it is more convenient to buy a gaming laptop than to build a gaming desktop. Additionally, the portability that comes with gaming laptop appeals to most users. It takes patience, knowledge and adroitness to develop a gaming PC, attributes that not everyone possesses. Although a little more expensive, they are better and usually last for a long while. Most laptop vendors price their laptops from at around $1400 for the 13-inch and 14-inch laptops to $3000 for the 17-inch and 18-inch models. In this article, we are going to consider top high-end laptops for new RTS games.

Aorus X3 Plus v3

With a blazing performance and a great look, the X3 plus is a highly portable gaming laptop with a light weight of 1.87 kg thus great for portability purposes. The 14-inch laptop with a CPU of 2.5 GHz Intel Core Processor and an NVidia GeForce GTX 970M 6GB graphic card handles any graphic games. It packs a 16GB video RAM and for a price of $2209.70, it is a good deal. However, its high resolution makes reading of text a difficult task and it has a low battery life. It also has a track pad with a weak link that old RTS gamers may dislike.

MSI GT80 Titan

This outrageously-sized laptop pushes the limits of portability. With its on in-built mechanical keyboard and an 18.4 inch gaming rig, the GT80 gives its users a desktop experience on a laptop. It has an Intel Core i7 processor, weighs nearly 10 pounds and has a not only one, but two NVidia GTX 980 graphic cards. The GT80 also has buttons purposefully for turning up the fans and switching between the GPU modes when gaming. Its keyboard is designed to feel more comfortable to the user and is very responsive. The Titan’s keyboard cannot be elevated to a better angle though, and is uncomfortable when typing with the laptop on one’s lap since one has to assume a bending posture. At a price $2799, the Titan is worth checking out.

Origin EON15X

Though smaller in size, this laptop with a desktop-grade 4GHz Intel Core CPU that offers great performance for any gamers. It has a 15.6 inch surface, a design that has been refined and offers great value for its model. It weighs 7.5 pounds and has an NVidia GeForce GTX 980M graphics card. The desktop processor installed inside the CPU offers an excellent gaming experience and it comes with a heat sink for cooling purposes. Its interior is covered in rubber material that helps prevent the palms from feeling worn out due to long-hour usages. It however stains easily, especially due to sweat and it has aggressive-looking vents in the rear. Overall, the EON15X is a laptop to be recommended for gamers, especially those into old FTS games.

Gigabyte P35K V3

With a 2.6 GHz Intel Core CPU and an NVidia GeForce GTX 965M Graphic card, the Gigabyte P35K V3 is an amazing machine for old games. It is 15.6 inches in size and offers great performance to its gaming users. The battery life is quite decent and for $1499, it offers a great deal to those seeking to buy it. Its portability is a signature feature as it is more reserved in its external look. Other users however find it plain and bland for a gaming laptop, and the plastic rear cover does not help with cooling during overheating. It allows for multi-usage, a sit has a colourful In-Plane Switching screen that is bright and offers viewing angles of up to 170 degrees. For $1499, the P35K V3 offers great performance.

The HP Omen

With a unique style of its own, the HP Omen definitely stands out among other gaming laptops. It has an attractive and sophisticated look that makes the user’s gaming experience even more amazing. It is packed with a 2.6GHz Intel Core CPU and an NVidia GeForce GTX 960M graphics card. It weighs 4.68 pounds, which makes it desirable for portability purposes and 15.6 inch sublime screen offers a great view to the user. It has a loop of rubber ring on its bottom end that prevents the machine’s surface from scratching. However, the rubber ring seals off any ventilation that the machine needs thus increasing chances of overheating. The lighting zones of the machine are not lit well enough though, leading to a less satisfying gaming experience. The audio performance of the laptop is uneven which is an unattractive feature given the laptop’s standards. With its high-end features and style, the HP Omen will provide a fantastic gaming experience to its users.
The above machines are only but a few of the numerous existing options for any gamer interested to acquire or own a laptop for old RTS gaming purposes.


Starcraft II Legacy of the Void: Free Prologue Missions Released

3 Prologue missions which bridge Star Craft Two’s ”Heart of the swam” to the upcoming version ”Legacy of the Void”  are now available.

In this latest release, players will be given a chance to play Whispers of Oblivion — ideally a situation where they shall be given a chance to view the beginning of the end through Zeratul’s eyes as he explores the galaxies to prevent the impending universal doom.

However, in order for players to get a chance of laying their hands on StarCraft II, they must select the mission on Battle.net client and then select the free starter pack.
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The latest update version 3.0 is as follows:


One thing remains that Whispers of Oblivion is now available to all players. However, 3 campaign missions that the developer had only included in the beta version of Legacy of the Void is now available to players too.

For a player to experience what these missions have to offer, they should select campaign, then Legacy of the Void, then Prologue. The aim is to bridge the gap existing between Heart of the Swarm and Legacy of the Void. Now, the mission has to focus on Zeratul as initially described above.

The Campaign screen also acts like an in-app market, where you can purchase 3 StarCraft 2 expansions in their respective game menus. There’s also the chance of pre-purchasing Legacy of the Void.

Note that each of the game expansion can now be acquired as a separate item. With this arrangement, you don’t have to own initial installments in order to unlock the subsequent games. What’s more, StarCraft II is now available in 64-bit version. But to use this version, you have to navigate your way to the game setting, and in the Battle.net App, you will select StarCraft 2.

They’ve also migrated from the old StarCraft 2 platform (MPQ file format) to the new one called CASC file format.


Every aspect of the user interface has received a facelift. Main navigation features have been moved to the top of the screen, and this includes Profile and the party panel. Multiplayer now accommodates Custom games. Under Custom games, you will find Archon Mode available on Blizzard authored maps.

However, in order for you to add Archon Mode into non-Blizzard maps, all you need to do is open and re-save the map inside the Patch 3.0 Editor. This move will allow you to pick a new Archon Mode variant which you will republish on Battle.net.

The WCS 2.2 Observer interface

Each Archon team will have players with names shown in the first 4 letters. The circles that are responsible for selecting units have also been revamped to show which units are observing Archon Mode games and teams.

The chat system

This feature has been moved from the middle of the screen and now sits at the bottom left. This is done alongside the chat system which has also received some changes. The chat window can be found in the bottom right corner of the display. Once you login, you will automatically join the general chat. What’s more, the chat window allows players to expand or pin it so it stays in place even when out of focus. And the maximum number of players who can participate in one chat is up to 200 rather than the initial 100.


The count text turns red when you’re low in Vespene gas. Flier separation has also been adjusted when flying in groups so units can’t lose velocity in a rapid manner while flying and attacking.

When an attack command is issued to Carrier Interceptors after deployment, they will straight away engage the target instead of returning to the Carrier first. At the beginning of each game, possible enemy locations will be pulsed on the mini-maps for a short period of time — usually 10 seconds. So if you press Alt plus , you will create a new control group which removes units from other groups.


They’ve fixed a crash that happened when re-sizing the terrain editor. And when you drag and drop directly into an open editor window, you will ideally be opening new maps.

So in conclusion, Legacy of the Void is considered the final chapter of the StarCraft II trilogy. It is set to be released in November 10, 2015. It marks the end of what began with the original StarCraft.


Review of the Best RTS Games 2015

This is an entirely objective ranking of the best Real Time Strategy games of 2015. From soothing peace games to interactive games, this review contains something for everyone and we’ve gathered the very best, of the best. Vast majority of these games are available online and are free to download and play forever. Simply put, they are all brilliant. Before going further, let as first define what we mean by strategy games, the answer is simple; these are games that concentrate purely on tactical decisions. What must be noted is that it’s not about space wars or War Games, the treasures below are fully detailed on style, setting and theme.

Since we are talking about 2015, let’s start with something new:


– Etherium


Etherium has to be one of the new titles that has really tried to capture the classic concept though it has some added complexities that will put gamers who are looking for a traditional appeal. This game resembles the old Red Alert titles except this one is more futuristic. This game has three factions, pure military construction, scissor units and rock-paper. The game has one interesting element, the weather. Depending on where you do battle, you will face hurricanes, blizzards, sandstorms and all other elements of Mother Nature. The game has added a turn-based element that has a space map and one could call it a hybrid.


– Grey Goo


If Etherium puts you off with its turn-based element, then Grey Goo will definitely wheel you in. It has a back to the classic theme but has not included bells and whistles that most games feel that they have to be added. I won’t get sucker-punched for this, but one can call it the old Starcraft rip off, which is excellent, if you liked Starcraft. The catch here is that the three factions as mentioned in Etherium are very different. Only one uses a standard real time strategystyle while the namesake of the game, goo, is the most unique faction you will ever play in any real time strategy. This game has a sur2prisingly good cinematic quality and you should give it a shot.


– Age of Mythology


Most of you have heard this game and it has sparked a few good memories. Thanks to Ensemble Studios, the game has been modernized for today’s system. The game is pretty much the same but with some enhanced elements such as graphics, resolution, sound, lighting and so on. The game allows you to play multiplayer and it’s a classic that has come back and everyone loved this. Go ahead and try it.

– Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion

This is another popular name when it comes to games. The game has combined two great genres that are real time and strategy and 4X or what gamers call Empire Building. The game is played in Space. This is perhaps the most boring aspect of Empire Rebellion. If you are looking to give the game a shot, then go ahead since we know that rebellion is an expansion, however, it’s a stand-alone expansion.


– Company of Heroes 2


This is a game dramatization of the second World War and the name is familiar with gamers. This game doesn’t disappoint. For those who love and are fans of modern settings of war, this game is a must play. The game does not offer anything new but players can earn small bonuses and medals so players have goals to achieve.


– Offworld Trading Company


This is one of a kind. This is a game that you do not have to kill or control players, all you have to do is to control and dominate the economy so that you can achieve victory. This is not City Building, First, you have to grab all the resources that you can find and strike the best deals with other empires. If you are the type of player that enjoys Civ games, and tired of warfare driven games, or a player who is looking for something different, Offworld Trading Company is a must try!


– Attila

There would be no justice if this game is not mentioned. One can have a whole day talking about this but that would be unfair to some gamers. This is the latest release and is not disappointing unlike the predecessors. Give this game a try.


– Age of Empires 2: HD Edition

Is it necessary to say anything about this game? How many years have we all lost to this game? Everyone knows this game, you all must! Just like the command and conquer series, this one has to be one the most widespread and influential game ever played. If some miracle you happen not to know or play this game, after reading this, simply go out, and order it.


Finally, we have to thank the companies that have brought back some of the classic games that have helped to remind players what gaming is all about. The real time and strategy genre seemed to have died but 2015 has pulled off one of the greatest comebacks. For more on these games and more, visit gameranx.com or rockpapershotgun.com and get to see what you are missing out.

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The New Intel Skylake Processor Set for Release.

Yes, it really is happening – the big technology companies are making PC’s, desktops and notebooks that are smaller and lighter, while maintaining powerful processing capacities and being cheaper to buy. Even though they sound like Sci-Fi creations, the new Intel Skylake processors have already hit the market and they represent something special in the company’s tick-tock line of new releases.
These new CPU’s are said to be Intel’s finest. Based on the microarchitecture of the previous Broadwell CPU, the Intel Skylake has the same tiny size of manufacturing of 14nm, or 14 nanometres. Despite this tiny size, the hardware promises to start up a PC which is also running Windows 10, four times faster than a current PC’s starting time as well as being able to produce double the performance and extend battery life by three times.

Wow! No wonder so many companies have already agreed to install these wonder CPU’s in their new computing products, including Apple Inc.

The Intel Skylake range is sixth generation computing technology. The new chipset Z170 is so small that the electrical circuits on them are just 14 billionths of a metre apart. Even though this information is highly technological and perhaps irrelevant to the everyday user, it gives some idea of the high expectations that have been placed on this new equipment, which has been released with the hope of re-invigorating sales of PC’s.



The Skylake CPU’s were debuted at Gamescon 2015 because hard-core gamers will be thrilled by the Iris GT4e graphics program. Intel also announced that shipments of the new Skylake CPU will commence later in 2015.

Decoding the configurations or working out which model is which can be a little tricky. All of the Skylake processors will feature core names such as Core m3, Core m5 and Core m7.
The ultra-thin and portable laptops, and all-in-one PC’s are the “U” series of processors.
Desktops are the “S” series of processors.

High-priced notebooks, work stations and gaming rigs are the “H” series of processors.
The “Y” series of processors are the Core M series, or the low-power tablets and hybrids.
Here are some other features of the Intel Skylake processors:

A power saving program called Speed Shift Technology is able to switch the power state of a PC in a single millisecond. This new ability of Skylake processors, changing power states from idle to full performance and the reverse saves more electricity and is thirty times faster than the ability of a current PC to switch the P State.

All Skylake chips are able to play Ultra-HD videos using the new 4K video decoding.
Overclocking a laptop is the new way to get the most processing power from a PC. The Skylake Corei7- 6820HK has been manufactured to run at 3.2Ghz in Turbo mode, whilst during a demonstration the Skylark processor was tuned up to run at the speed of 4.2Ghz.
Skylake CPU’s provide up to an hour of extended battery life for extra video playback time, in comparison to a laptop that has similar specifications.

The Skylake processors look like they are here for the foreseeable future. The high levels of change in performance and power may be most obvious on an older PC, for instance a model from prior to 2010, although computers which are older than 3 years may also be noticeably put in the shade by a PC with a Skylark processor.

Another major transformation which has been introduced by Skylake is putting DDR4 into mainstream computers. DDR4 translates loosely as “Double rate 4th generation synchronous dynamic random access memory.” The price of this very new type of computer memory is not too forbidding, though PC users will have to accept that previous versions of memory, such as DDR3 will not work anymore. The big attraction of DDR4 is that it has a lower power requirement and it also generates less waste heat.

When you are looking to buy a new PC and you’ve decided to go with a Skylake CPU on the inside, you’ll probably already be aware that Intel’s new processor is the best one on the 2015-2016 market and that it’s going transform your PC experience. Look out for the five biggest innovations that Skylake has to offer: Better graphics for gaming, power saving, overclocking, extended battery life and a slimmer but much more efficient PC.


New Acer Gaming Notebooks: The Unmatched Predator 15 and 17


New Acer Gaming Notebooks: The Unmatched Predator 15 and 17

The laptop buying market can be confusing: the gaming laptop market can be even more daunting for those who aren’t sure just what kind of laptop they are looking for, for their gaming needs.Buying new is always best. If you are a gamer, you expect to spend a little extra money on a laptop with strong processing power, excellent graphics cards, high resolution and superior auditory skills to immerse yourself in your gaming experience.

Acer is a well-known brand of laptops—they are also a distributor of high quality gaming laptops as well. Acer has a series called Predator—in September of 2015, Acer added two laptops and a tablet to their gamer series. But if you are seeking a laptop with some serious power, incredible graphics, variety in screen size, tomorrow’s high definition and every gamer’s dream laptop, you may need not look any further.
Acer’s Predator 15 and Predator 17 (named for their screen sizes), are sizzling in the gaming sphere while its FrostCore keeps things cool during intense gaming sessions. Predator’s thermal technology is a must-have for the gamers who don’t mess around.

  • Bold, robust, powerful and dare I say it, more than a bit sexy, on the outside and inside, the Predator gaming series is wooing gamers everywhere—and for good reason.The Predator 15 boasts a 15-inch display screen in high definition up to 4K! This is a rare option in even the gaming world, and is newly available in the Acer Predator series. Just imagine your favorite games in 4K (3,840 x 2,160) Ultra resolution.
  • As a proper gaming laptop must have, Predator 15 has NVIDIA’s G-SYNC monitor support, NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 980M for insane gaming, and a 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, which is meant for power, processing, and an incredible asset for this gaming series. It also contains 64GB of DDR4 memory and runs on Windows 10, coming equipped with up to 512 GB SSD (solid state drive).
  • The 15 model also includes Killer Doubleshot Pro, which allows you to choose which applications get to use bandwidth. Even more impressive is that your wireless and wired connections can actually be used simultaneously—doubling your internet by allowing both Wi-Fi and Ethernet connections to work in tandem. Killer DoubleShot Pro also kills lag, making your gaming experience smooth, uninterrupted and seriously engaging. Other features you will not find anywhere else is Dust Defender—the thankless defender of your laptop. Dust Defender alternates airflow, keeping things cool and avoiding dust clog-ups, avoiding problems before they can happen.
  • Predator 15 also includes PredatorSense, which allows you access to keyboard macro profiles (e.g. hotkeys), where you can switch between in-game and adjustable lighting configurations during game time. In the same spirit, Predator ProZone allows accuracy and four customizable backlight zones and programmable macro profiles that you can share with your gaming team.
  • A number pad and macro buttons give you the control in the game.
  • And lastly, what is gaming without sound? Predator SoundPound 2.1 gives you 2 speakers, a powerful subwoofer and Dolby Audio for deep bass and immersion in sound for gaming.If Predator 15 wasn’t enough to blow you away, perhaps the Predator 17 will.Predator 17 has everything model 15 does, from FrostCore, Killer DoubleShot Pro, Lag killer, Dust Defender, PredatorSense, 6th Generation Intel Core i7 processor, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, and NVIDIA G-SYNC monitor support. However, there are two distinct differences that set Predator 15 and 17 apart: screen size and sound quality.
  • If you want to take your Predator gaming experience one step further, the Predator 17 will absolutely fulfill your expectations of above-and-beyond. It boasts a 17 inch display with up to 4K resolution for gaming, which is absolutely mind-blowing for any gamer, and SoundPound 4.2 (as opposed to 15’s 2.1), gives you four speakers, two subwoofers and Dolby Audio for insane bass and deep sound immersion to go with your 17-inch, high definition 1080p to 4K viewing display that will make your game come alive.Some people may think Acer has been riding the backseat to laptops such as Alienware by Dell, HP, Digital Storm, MSI or other gaming laptops; however, it is clear to see, that they very well may have blown all of their competitors out of the water with the Acer Predator series.


Both Predator notebook models are also capable of supporting three displays, which provides even more multitasking, gaming and other enhancements you have in mind for your new setup.Coming in November in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa, the price for the Predator 15 will start at $1,499.00, and $1,599.00 for the Predator 17. This is an incredible deal that even Alienware cannot beat in price, with all of the best and none of the rest included in the new Acer Predator Notebook series.


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Command and Conquer Ultimate Collection Review

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The Command and Conquer games are real-time strategy games and the first one debuted on August 31, 1995. The classic Command and Conquer game is set in the near future where the Global Defense Initiative fights the Brotherhood of Nod for the rare mineral of Tiberium. The second universe in the Command and Conquer series, starting with Red Alert, is an alternate universe where Nazi Germany has been replaced by the Red Menace. And lastly, there is a third universe that starts in Renegade and features China and the United States fighting against a terrorist organization known as the Global Liberation Army. As well as all the Command and Conquer games, this collection also has a compilation of the best music from the Command and Conquer universes. Early access to the next Command and Conquer games is also a feature of this collection.

These games are not available on disk, however, they are to be downloaded from Origin, EA’s download service, with a code you receive when you purchase the collection. Command and Conquer Ultimate Collection contains all 17 games/expansions:
*Command and Conquer
*Red Alert
*Red Alert Counterstrike
*Red Alert The Aftermath
*Tiberian Sun
*Tiberian Sun Firestorm
*Red Alert 2
*Red Alert Yuri’s Revenge
*Generals Zero Hour
*3 Tiberian Wars
*3 Kane’s Wrath
*Red Alert 3
*Red Alert 3 Uprising
*4 Tiberian Twilight


Command and Conquer is the first game in the series and the introduction to the world of C&C. It was debuted in 1995 and focuses on global conflict between the Global Defense Initiative and the Brotherhood of Nod. This game puts the player in charge of military organizations where the player makes all the decisions and also has to react to scenarios. It has battlefield actions which are real-time, command-based, and simultaneous. This series of the game first came out with Command and Conquer with expansion packs of Covert Operations and Sole Survivor. The second game in this series was Tiberian Sun with an expansion pack of Tiberian Sun: Firestorm. Then the following were released: Renegade, 3 Tiberium Wars, 3 Kane’s Wrath, and Tiberian Twilight.


Red Alert is the second game in the Command and Conquer franchise and is set in the past. Albert Einstein used his theories of relativity to travel back in time where he assassinated Adolf Hitler before he came into power. That did stop Nazi Germany from emerging, but the Red Menace, Soviet Union, is formed instead. In this game, you can either be with the Allies or you can be with the Soviet. The Allied players have to rely on stealth to make their moves while the Soviet players rely on brute force. If you like playing the bad guy, the Soviet side makes it easy to be a bad guy to the extreme. Red Alert Counterstrike is the first expansion to Red Alert. It doesn’t do much for multi-players, but it does offer quite a bit for single players. There are eight new Allied and Soviet scenarios each that have been added for a total of 16 new scenarios. The new missions are now selectable from a menu and the new missions are more challenging that in Red Alert. The new units that are available are only available for one-player missions. Red Alert The Aftermath is the second expansion to Red Alert. It has brand-new units for single-player modes and also for multi-player modes with seven new recruits. It features 100 multiplayer maps and 18 new single-player missions with different difficulty levels. The Aftermath also introduces new “mega” size maps which can easily be used for eight-player battles.


Red Alert 2 is the sequel to Red Alert and is set once again with the Red Menace. In Red Alert 2, you can set waypoints for several groups of units and conduct these groups simultaneously. You can also build structures and defenses simultaneously. Red Alert Yuri’s Revenge is the expansion for Red Alert 2 introduces a new playable faction headed up by renegade Soviet psychic Yuri.


The Red Menace was continued in Red Alert 3 with the expansion of Red Alert 3 Uprising.

Generals puts the United States of America, China, and a terrorist group called Global Liberation Army against each other. Generals Zero Hour is the expansion pack to Generals.

The Command and Conquer games have been going strong for several years and have been called the leading games for real-time strategy games. Westwood Studies released many Command and Conquer games before Electronic Arts took over the company in 1998. The Command and Conquer Ultimate Collection provides all of the Command and Conquer games together as well as a compilation of the best music. It is only available through download from Origin with a code you receive when you purchase the collection, so if you have slow download or internet problems you may want to consider that.


The Most Powerful Gaming Laptops of 2015


Are you a gamer? Do you want to play your favorite games untied from a desktop, where you can play wherever and whenever you want?
The answer is yes, of course: if you have the proper gear. Most popular games played on personal computers are of high quality and have many hardware software requirements in order to play games with high resolution, no glitches and proper online connection.
Important laptop attributes for gaming includes: RAM (memory) space, Flash, a powerful and fast core processor, high graphics drivers such as AMD Radeon, NVIDIA, or Intel, a high capacity hard drive, high resolution screen, large screen size, and a laptop with a dependable cooling system and fan to keep your laptop cool while gaming.
There are many different options on the market for a top-of-the-line gaming laptop. It is important to buy new, latest addition laptops to make sure your computer has the latest software, drivers and patches that you won’t have to download later. One option is to build custom; the other is to buy a tried-and-true gaming laptop. Or, of course, you can do both and upgrade certain components of an excellent gaming laptop.


Alienware is a popular name in gaming—and for good reason. Their laptops are known for their gaming capabilities and trendy gamer look. However, you have to make sure you have the money to pay for this gamer’s dream laptop as they can run north of $2,100. Alienware 13, 15, 17, and 18 are the gaming laptops offered by Alienware. For those looking for a laptop south of the $2,100 price tag but wants to play with some serious power, the new 2015 model 15 and 17 are the ones to look at.

  • The Alienware 15 is created out of carbon fiber and the 2015 model gives you the option to upgrade to Alienware Graphics Amplifier to unleash 4K gaming! It boasts an Intel Core i7 (Quad-Core, 8-16MB, 4.1GHz) processor, custom graphics up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M with 2-4GB GDDR5 and a beautiful design that lights up in all the right places for daytime or nighttime gaming that will illuminate your gaming experience on a 15.6 inch display. You can expect these models to set you back anywhere from $1,199 to a little over $1,500, depending on what customizations you want on your gear.

Another high-performing laptop is the MSI GE72 Apache Pro-242.

  • This laptop boasts a 17.3 inch, 1080p display screen for an optimal gaming experience. It also contains an Intel Core i7 processor, 16GB DDR3-1600 memory, NVIDIA GTX 970M 3GB, and a 1 Terabyte hard drive.
  • You can customize this laptop as well to suit your needs, but expect this gear to cost you around $1,399 for your high quality game play.An unusual but considerable option, is Digital Storm’s customizable notebooks built with the next-gen tech you love. With HydroLux Cooling, engineered to keep things cool during intense gaming, to two different laptop models, this may just be the future of gaming.
  • We have the 15.6 inch Triton, starting at $1,575, which is a slim and sleek design at 25mm thick, which Digital Storm is providing while boasting an Intel Core i7 processor and up to 32GB of DDR3 memory. It includes NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 900M Graphics for extreme realism and power and high-performance storage in the form of dual M.2 SSD capability (up to 2.0GB/s), hardware RAID, and dual hard drives. There is no worrying about storage in this sleek and cool notebook.
  • The triton also has a custom macro gaming keyboard, illuminated much like Alienware, with programmable hot keys, allowing you to personalize your keyboard to your own gaming style. Not to be outdone by other well-known brands, Digital Storm has amplified their headphone output and refined their audio experience for deep, clear bass and Hi-Fi integrated speakers with a subwoofer to surround yourself in the drama of the game.

If that has caught your attention thus far, then the 17.3 inch, appropriately named Behemoth, will blow you away. This notebook boasted as a desktop replacement for gaming, is monster-sized in power while remaining sleek and illuminating.

  • The powerful desktop class Intel Core i7 processor, up to 32GB of DDR3 memory, and advanced graphics featuring NVIDIA’s flag-ship GTX 980M graphics card, the performance of this gamer’s laptop is promising.
  • What closes the deal is the storage, gaming tech and audio. As with the Triton, the Behemoth supports dual mSATA SSDs, hardware RAID, and dual hard drives. Even more impressively is the illuminating keyboard—make it your own by changing the colors and glow effects of the illuminated keys to set the mood for each game and every mood. This, with the matte, 17.3 inch, non-reflective screen, your gaming experience in 1080p high definition will be incredible.
  • Hi-Fi integrated speakers and subwoofer and onboard amplifier for your headphones wraps up your gaming experience. Thunderbolt technology that allows you to move data twice the speed of USB 3.0 and 12x the speed of FireWire with Thunderbolt technology. The HyperX can connect multiple high-resolutions displays/devices on the same port—just think of the possibilities of this Behemoth! At $2,258, it is pricey, but if you are looking for the best, looking for something new to try, and are looking for something powerful and different—this may just be your dream come true.

There are many more options for the best of 2015 gaming laptops. LaptopNinja offers some comprehensive guides covering a ton of budget categories as well.  PCMag has rated their own list of best gaming laptops of 2015, and among them are Alienware and MSI assortments , but there are affordable options from brands we know well, such as Acer.

  • The Acer Aspire V 15 Nitro (VN7-591G-75S2) runs at $1,013 and contains the worthy Intel Core i7 processor, 2.5GHz of processing speed, 8GB of RAM, 1128GB storage capacity, NVIDIA’S GeForce GTX 860M graphics card, a 15.6 inch, 1080p high definition display, with only a 5.29 pound weight.Another well-known brand is HP, where PCMag has listed the HP Omen 15 for $1,497.
  • It boasts much the same as other gaming laptops but is superior to Acer in that while it holds Intel Core i7, 512GB of storage capacity, it contains 16GB of RAM, has NVIDIA’S GeForce GTX 860M graphics card, 15.6 inch display, and weighs in at only 4.7 pounds.
    Asus also makes the list at a pricey $2,999.99, but if you are a fan of Asus, the ROG G751JY-DH72X may be for you.
  • It contains much of the power, storage, and graphics as the laptops featured in this article (Intel Core i7, 2.4GHz, 32GB RAM, 1512GB storage, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980M, 17.3 inch high definition screen), but weighs a whopping 9.06 pounds. Alienware and Digital Storm may have this model beat for a lower price and a lower weight.

Half of the fun is shopping, researching, upgrading and customizing your gaming laptop to make your visual and auditory gaming experience as larger-than-life as you can make it. Hopefully, this article has helped you realize what to look for, what the newest gaming laptops have to offer, and what to expect of your new gamer’s dream as you search for and customize your own, unique, combat-ready station from which to unleash your gaming prowess!


Command & Conquer: The ultimate Red Alert 3 Review

The Command & Conquer franchise of titles are a series of PC games that has managed to preserve their elements throughout the ages. Specifically looking at the Command & Conquer Red Alert 3, we can confidently say that most of its heritage has been preserved, except for the fact that weapons have been upgraded, the cut-scenes have been made to feel more cinematic, plus they’ve also included characters you’ve read about or heard of. Lastly, the graphics in the latest series of the Command and Conquer franchise are much better.

Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 Review


The playing style


If you’re familiar with strategy games, then you know that there’s preserving funds, sending out soldiers to where they are required, or accumulating resources so the entire village or arsenal of soldiers won’t suffer.

It is upon these principles that Red Alert 3  was created. So in this arrangement, you will play as the U.S, Japan or even Russia. This should hint a little bit of world war history, and if you love that kind of theme, Red Alert 3 will be the game of your choice.


Moving forward, it’s worth noting that this strategy game seemingly integrates online playing into the regular campaigns. But if you choose to play offline, you’ll be paired with another ally to fight alongside. However, if you take it online, the platform will automatically pair you with a partner. We must also say that Command & Conquer community isn’t the most reliable gaming community on the servers. However, when it works, Red Alert 3 can turn out to be the best strategy game ever.


The theme of the game


There are 3 factions involved, plus most of the action is focused on naval combat. This makes a big part of the game anyway. Because the 3 factions are disagreeing to agree, their differences will prompt you to think strategically and tactfully in order to survive. But in all this, the system won’t make you feel like one faction has an edge over the other.

Each faction has a different strategy in Red Alert 3. The Allies build into the game by placing complete structures on the battlefield. The soviets draw their structures on maps as soon as construction begins. And lastly, the forces of the Empire of the Rising Sun distribute their core vehicles from the construction yard, and these vehicles are supposed to be driven to a specific location so they can be unfurled.

Base expansion projects also exhibit differences that must be understood. Finally the tech trees also build differently when they distribute to multiple parts of the base.

If you play the campaign mode, you will go through the 3 factions. There’s no specific order of playing the game levels. However, the logical order that most players start with is the Soviets, the Allies, and finally concluding with the Empire.

And like the previous versions of Red Alert, players will find many bonus objectives to complete. The story is also narrated through the help of full-motion video sequences that explain what each mission is all about.

What’s more, players will also be presented with videos when aiming to complete an objective. These videos are presented in a way that doesn’t block the user from playing or seeing the screen.

The game was designed so that users could play it corporately. What this means is that you will always have a co-commander by your side. They can either be real human or computer-inspired. The corporation is effective because it lets the two of you ward off threats effectively.

For instance, you could deploy your co-commander in a different part of the map, and this gives you the advantage of being able to handle local threats better. It also improves coordination for what we call a multi-pronged offensive.

The type of music that plays in the background when driving around or when battles commence is a great addition to keep you engaged. There’s also a lot of unit dialogue spread throughout the game.

The pros

– There are plenty of innovative options in this game
– It’s fun to play
– There’s a lot of hilarious and cheesy acting

The cons

The online version of this game tends to be buggy sometimes. There’s no one significant change from the previous version of Red Alert.


Red Alert 3 doesn’t divert a great deal from its previous version, Red Alert 2 .

So if you were not expecting major changes, you will certainly enjoy it.


Age of Empires 2 HD Review

The phrase ”obsessive nostalgia” is used to describe a medical condition that can easily get cured with a good leeching. But today, it seems that when we get nostalgic, we treat it using an increasingly meaning-less phrase called HD. It’s like messing with art, and this can be a very tricky affair.

We’re in the era of gaming nostalgia, and it feels bitter sweat than other forms of nostalgia. Interactivity in modern gaming seems to induce a set of complex emotions we can’t explain.

Age of Empires 2 HD Review

The overview and history of the game

The Age of Empires 2 was originally released in the year 1999. Today, it’s considered one of the most influential titles in the strategy games category. If you feel nostalgic about the early version which didn’t include HD features, you’re not alone.

But the timing and release of the HD version also says a lot more about the state of affairs in the gaming industry. After the creator of this game disappeared the same year they produced Age of Empires, fierce competition emerged among fan editions, and this prompted Microsoft Inc to seize the rein.

Fast-forward to December 2012, fans were served with Forgotten Empires which emulated what happened in Age of Empires. However, it added a bit of civilization, campaigns and units. The developers also worked their way around to produce a game that would use high-resolution display — a trait that is fast becoming popular among widescreen users.

The changes

Fans of Age of Empires II love the fact that the graphics engine has been upgraded, meaning the game is now compatible with most modern machines. What’s more, it has been overhauled to take advantage of clear HD displays in conjunction with multiple monitors.

However, there’s an interesting bit about this re-release. It’s the score, which the developer has lovingly remixed. The audio evokes a complex mood that didn’t exist before. This is something that has contributed to the great feel of the game when playing it.

It’s worth mentioning that the latest twist of the title has added elements of water, fire and earth, and this gives an appealing look to the terrains. But even though these elements have been added in moderation, the general impression is that of a refined look that doesn’t stimulate boredom.

The landscape boasts of some major changes that any die-hard user will notice. The mesh system of the terrain now gives a more even landscape to play on.

The developer has decided to eliminate 256 colour UI elements. Instead, the icons have received a makeover to acquire that rustic feel that goes hand in hand with the softer 32 bit color scheme.

Age of Empires 2 HD has a platform that supports social features. It’s a multiplayer instead of the original single-player version. Furthermore, the existing gaming framework now lets players come with their own network firmly tucked in place.

The drawbacks

The latest edition of the Age of Empires game consists of The Conquerors expansion, meaning fans who are yearning to replay the campaign will find many familiar scenarios. But these haven’t been updated quite well. You see, the scripting system is not at par with other titles, especially if you compare Age of Empires II with titles like Warcraft III and so on.

There are also many instances where victory, and perhaps activation conditions are obviously scripted instead of seamlessly fitting into the gameplay.

These changes have been received quite well though. However, if you play at high resolutions, the cracks within the engine will begin to reveal. This is the same thing that happens when playing other classics like Red Alert II and Empires. The games feel very small on modern machine resolutions. As a result, the player tends to feel like a distant deity giving command to tiny human forms. In fact, without a zoom feature here, you’ll totally distance yourself from all the action.

In conclusion

Strategy games have come a long way in the last decade. After the release of Age of Empires II, the game franchise took different directions — to success and also to failure. In short, the changes are subtle, and they seem intentional with the promise of being admirably executable. The HD face-lift is something that will make fans indulge in this nostalgic experience. But if you’re new to the system, you will feel frustrated by the lack of responsive hot keys.