Games we love to play.

Starcitizen Alpha 3.0 Release date fast approaching.

So the buzz is we will be getting Apha 3 sometime during Gamescon.

Gamescon starts on 23rd Aug and goes through to 26th.

Once Alpha 3 gets released, I think we will so a lot more of us playing all the time. It will also be the time to talk friends into playing.

Star Citizen. From a galaxy long long away.

New Intel 18 cor CPU. The 7980XE

Well, in case you haven’t heard, Intels new I9 chip is out. It has been a while since CPU’s have had a jump forwards, but due to AMD’s new CPU Ryzen ThreadRipper “great name” The battle is back on.
Intel’s 7900X has 10 cores  but the upcoming 7980xe will have 18 cores. That’s a lot of power.
7900x specs.
Intel Core i9 7900X Intel-X CPU, 10 cores, 20 threads, 3.3GHz (4.3GHz Turbo), LGA 2066, 13.75 MB L3 Cache, 140W TDP, Intel Hyperthreading Technology, Intel Optane Memory Supported, BX80673I97900X.
7980xe specs yet to be released.

GTX 1080 Australian price and release.

So, the new GTX 1080 is reported to be more powerful than two GTX 980’s in SLI.

Also, they are shipping the end of May. Very exciting.

And the price AU? Around $900.00 bucks!

That is good news all round.


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Vive Australia. When did you order it. When did you get it?

Ordered a Vive. Very excited. But when will I get it.

Looked around the web and can’t really find an Aussie topic on this.

So, I will add my details and hopefully, other will add theirs and update as we go along.

my order date Order Date: 4/6/2016

and currently where my order is at.

HTC Vive

  • Boxed Shipment
  • Order Status: Pending FulfillmentYour order has been released for fulfillment. You will receive a shipment confirmation email with tracking when your product is shipped. Tracking numbers will be displayed on this page after the product has shipped.


Just received delivery confirmation email.


HTC Vive

  • Boxed Shipment
  • Track Shipment: XX: xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Quantity shipped: 1

Todays date 6th May

Estimated del date is 10th May.   I’ll post on del times.

Fedex called. Said I had to pay GST and duty fees. $206.78

I paid over the phone. I checked it all out and it’s above board. Funny way to do it though.

05/08/16. Tracking says it’s landed in Sydney.




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Vodafone 4g 50GB Mobile plan

Vodafone have released in Australia, there new Wireless mobile broadband plans.

It’s a bit dear at $140.00 a month but it does what it says.

If your stuck with poor ADSL plans and live a little to far from the exchange like me,

it is nice to be able to get a LOT more speed.

ADSL2  speeds 8000/1000

Vodafone Cube 82000/40000

Speeds vary but it is very fast.  Down side is, in gaming, my ping is around 1/3 higher.

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Predator X34

Asus have released a gaming monitor. The Preditor X34.

It’s not quite 4k, but it is considered to be the best gaming monitor out there at the moment.

Boz and myself have one and we love it.

It has a G sync to always give you the best possible refresh rate for any given game.

I do find the controls a bit hard to sort out though.




4K monitors.

Just as a heads up, there are a  lot of new 4k monitors out there that are really cheap.

How do they go? Well, really good. I grabbed the Samsung 4k and I’m loving it.

I bought the Samsung due to reviews and specs. So far, love the Samsung, but feel it could do some things better.

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Steam running out of pressure or solving the issue of kid spammers?

Steam have apparently cut back on their output! To me, I think it’s a good thing.

So what has Steam done?

Due to community back lash, Steam don’t want free to play gamer’s  to do the following:

get banned

make a new account

rinse and repeat!

So basically, they have stopped accounts that have not bought games and have nothing to loose by  being dicks

Well done Steam. In my opinion.

Elite Dangerous

Loving Elite Dangerous but to me, it still feels lacking.

I love the spacey feel and the Jumps are unreal. I just feel it needs a lot more to make it a game.