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Elder Scrolls Off the Record 170: Thieves Guild Details Announced

January 31st, 2016 Posted by Elder Scrolls Off The Record - Elder Scrolls Off The Record An Elder Scrolls Online & Elder Scrolls Podcast, Podcasts No Comment yet

Details on the highly anticipated ESO DLC, “The Thieves Guild”, have finally been released. We get into the details you need to know, and those we’ve learned from this week’s “ESO Live”. Also, in this episode, we start our new “Rumors” segment format. Starting today, and for the next few weeks, we’ll analyze certain features of the past TES games and discuss if we’d like to see these features in The Elder Scrolls VI. This, and a hefty listener and lore section, plus our “Crafting Table” as well! Don’t miss it!
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Rift Reforged: Episode 16: Lore-lahpahloozah With Captain Cursor!

December 7th, 2014 Posted by Podcasts, Rift Reforged - A Rift Podcast No Comment yet

It’s here, kids — Rift Senior Game Designer and Lore Developer, Nick “Captain Cursor” McDowell is in the house! Plus, our cup runneth over – we’ve got big news from Rift central — tune in to find out who’s moving up in TrionWorlds and what’s around the bend for Rift after the New Year!! Trust us — you will NOT be disappointed!

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Totally Heroes Episode 46: PrE3 Predictions

June 3rd, 2014 Posted by News Archive, Nintendo, PC, Playstation, Podcasts No Comment yet

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This week is all about E3! The Heroes give you their predictions for Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. They talk about what to expect as well as what provide bold predictions. They also discuss a slew of scheduled unannounced titles from Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Deep Silver, and Crytek. Strap in.

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Episode 46: PrE3 Predictions

June 3rd, 2014 Posted by Podcasts, Totally Heroes No Comment yet

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This week is all about E3! The Heroes give you their predictions for Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. They talk about what to expect as well as what provide bold predictions. They also discuss a slew of scheduled unannounced titles from Bethesda, Ubisoft, Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft, Deep Silver, and Crytek. Strap in.

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Valve Announces Steam Machines

September 25th, 2013 Posted by News Archive, Opinion, PC 3 comments

Today, Valve formerly announced what everyone on the internet has long predicted – the SteamBox. Rather SteamBoxes, yes plural, in the form of Steam Machines. In fact, you can join the hardware beta right now, but first, some details.

Following the SteamOS announcement from Monday, Valve states,

“Entertainment is not a one-size-fits-all world. We want you to be able to choose the hardware that makes sense for you, so we are working with multiple partners to bring a variety of Steam gaming machines to market during 2014, all of them running SteamOS.”

Clearly, Valve is departing from the “one size fits all” mentality of console makers, but this isn’t really a surprise given the scores of different machines that already run their software. Valve seems to understand the PC gamer more deeply than anyone else, and understand that choice is important to their consumers.

For those of you looking for Valve’s own hardware, fear not. They are currently developing a prototype (emphasis added below).

“While these products are still in development, we need your help. As always, we believe the best way to ensure that the right products are getting made is to let people try them out and then make changes as we go. We have designed a high-performance prototype that’s optimized for gaming, for the living room, and for Steam. Of course, it’s also completely upgradable and open.”

The key takeaway here is the “high performance prototype that’s optimized for gaming” detail. Once again, Valve has a very real chance of disrupting the current landscape of consoles by creating a device that is far more powerful and far more capable than the next generation consoles.

Curiously, Valve failed to provide any hardware specifications nor prices for these Steam Machines. However, because I know many of you will ask, here are my predictions/wishlist for what may be in Valve’s own prototype:

  • 3.5 GHz quad core Intel i7 Ivy Bridge
  • 12 GB System RAM
  • 1 TB HDD @ 7200 RPM
  • 256-500 GB SSD
  • Nvidia GTX 780/AMD 7970 GHz Ed.
  • Priced: $700-800 US

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So, how can you participate? Fortunately, Valve has provided the following, which can be completed in any order:

“THE HARDWARE BETA ELIGIBILITY QUEST:
Before October 25, log in to Steam and then visit your quest page to track your current status towards beta test eligibility
  1. Join the Steam Universe community group
  2. Agree to the Steam Hardware Beta Terms and Conditions
  3. Make 10 Steam friends (if you haven’t already)
  4. Create a public Steam Community profile (if you haven’t already)
  5. Play a game using a gamepad in Big Picture mode”

And there you have it folks. With Valve’s second of three announcements out of the way, we’re heading straight to what is hopefully a climactic flourish. My guess is that the final announcement will be this Friday. Don’t forget to check Steam’s announcement page for FAQ’s regarding Steam Machines.

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