PC - Whats Happening this Month - August 2017



Covering random PC news gaming and otherwise


  • Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire
    • With the new expansion announced last week; Players will get to visit a familiar place from the orginial Guild Wars, Crystal Desert.

    • ArenaNet is letting everyone “preview” the expansion on August 11th till August 13th.

    • Another Preview Event August 18 -20

      • Players will be able to experience the new elite specializations for the first time in PvP and WvW
    • The Path of Fire expansion is set to launch on September 22.

    • Learn more here at Guild Wars 2 Website.

Play Guild Wars 2 free by signing up here.


  • Albion Online
    A new Sandbox MMORPG by Sandbox Interactive released July 17, 2017.

    • Have you ever wanted to be a powerful knight, facing down monsters and protecting your friends? That’s an option. Or perhaps a powerful sorceress, blasting a monster from the distance with fire magic? Also a choice. But what if you just want to relish the simple life of a lumberjack, farmer or merchant? All of these are options in Albion Online.

    • Albion Online does this by unleashing the power of capitalism. Virtually everything in the game is player-created – every weapon, piece of armor, magic potion, horse, etc., is available and traded at various markets in the realm.

    • Learn more here at GRG’s Mega Thread or Albion Online’s Website.


  • World of Warcraft
    Little is needed to even explain WoW to anyone. If you havent heard of this game then either I feel sorry for your very limited access to the world of gaming or you have been somehow magically surpassed the last decade of gaming news.

    • Released November 23, 2004, this game still continues to be the MMO Top Runner for other MMOs to beat.
    • Latest expansion announced: Legion
    • Next Possible Expansion Rumore: Veil of Shadows
    • Upcoming WoW Patch 7.3
      • Introduces New Catch-Up Gear Requiring Veiled Argunites (Article)

More Warcraft gaming info at Blizzards website and Wikipedia Info.



  • Star Wars: The Old Republic
    Released December 20, 2011, SWTOR is a MMORPG based in the Star Wars universe.

    • Play Free Now by signing up here.
    • Game Update 5.3 Sisters of Carnage now live.
      • Face off against twin-sister droids in a new Operation battle. Plus, move into your own Manaan Retreat and escape to paradise.


So not all MMOs out there, but I will round robin them each time I hit a MMO round up.



  • i9 X-series
    • Intel is planning to release the Core i9-7920X on August 28. The Core i9-7940X, Core i9-7960X, and Core i9-7980XE will be available starting September 25.

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  • AMD Ryzen series
    • Ryzen ThreadRipper
      • 1950x Processor
        • 16 Cpu Cores, Base Clock Speed 3.4 GHz, Max Turbo Core Sped: 4 GHz, Default TDP: 180W
      • 1920x Processor
        • 12 Cpu Cores, Base Clock Speed 3.5 GHz, Max Turbo Core Speed: 4 GHz, Default TDP: 180W
    • Ryzen 7
    • Ryzen 5
    • Ryzen 3



Possible Olympic event?

  • Apparently there is a conversation that will be happening with the International Olympic Committee and eSports representatives about the full-fledged inclusion of competitiive video gaming when the Olympic Games comes to France in 2024.

Highest paid eSports Player

  • Saahil Arora aka UNiVeRsE (USA)
    • Roughly has earned $2.83 million. He has won 67 tournaments over the course of his life raking in an average of $42 thousand at each one.

What is eSports?
A form of competition that is facilitated by electronic systems, particularly video games; the input of players and teams as well as the output of the eSports system are mediated by human-computer interfaces.

  • Most commonly, eSports take the form of organized, multiplayer video game competitions, particularly between professional players.
  • The most common video game genres associated with eSports are real-time strategy, fighting, first-person shooter (FPS), and multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA).
  • Tournaments such as The International, the League of Legends World Championship, the Evolution Championship Series and the Intel Extreme Masters provide live broadcasts of the competition, and prize money to competitors.
  • View eSport info on ESPN and/or Major League Gaming.



Upcoming PC Games

StarCraft Remastered

  • August 14, 2017
    • StarCraft, the groundbreaking sci-fi real-time strategy game, returns in a remastered 4K Ultra High Definition edition with all content from the original award-winning game and its renowned expansion, StarCraft: Brood War!

NBA 2K18

  • September 2017
    • NBA 2K18, like the previous games in the series, is based on the sport of basketball; more specifically, it simulates the experience of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Several game modes are present, including the team-managing MyGM and MyLeague modes, which were a considerable emphasis during development, and MyCareer, in which the player creates and plays through the career of their own player. The game features a licenced soundtrack consisting of 49 songs.

Marvel vs Capcom Infinite

  • September 19, 2017
    • The warriors of the Marvel universe battle the fighters of the Capcom universe in this fourth entry in the mash-up fighting game series.

    • In addition to single player Arcade, Training, and Missions Modes, a cinematic Story Mode puts players at the center of both universes as they battle for supremacy against powerful forces and a new villain.

Middle-earth: Shadow of War

  • October 10, 2017
    • The sequel to the critically acclaimed Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, Middle-earth: Shadow of War features an original story with the return of Talion and Celebrimbor, who must go behind enemy lines to forge an army and turn all of Mordor against the Dark Lord, Sauron. Set between the events of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, Middle-earth: Shadow of War offers a richer, more personal and expansive world full of epic heroes and villains, iconic locations, original enemy types, even more personalities and a new cast of characters with untold stories.

    • In Middle-earth: Shadow of War, players wield a new Ring of Power and confront the deadliest of enemies, including Sauron and his Nazgul, in a monumental battle for Middle-earth. The open-world action-adventure game is brought to life through the expansion of the award-winning Nemesis System. This robust personalization from the first game is now applied to the entire world where the environments and characters are all shaped by player actions and decisions, creating a personal world unique to every gameplay experience. Shadow of War expands on the Nemesis System with the introduction of Followers who bring about entirely new stories of loyalty, betrayal and revenge. The Nemesis System is also expanded to create a unique personal world through Nemesis Fortresses, which allows players to utilize different strategies to conquer dynamic strongholds and create personalized worlds with their unique Orc army.

South Park: The Fractured But Whole

  • October 17, 2017
    • Delve into the crime-ridden underbelly of South Park in South Park: The Fractured but Whole, the sequel to 2014’s award-winning adventure South Park: The Stick of Truth. Created alongside South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, The Fractured but Whole once again lets players become the New Kid in South Park, joining Stan, Kyle, Kenny and Cartman in a hilarious and outrageous RPG adventure.

    • This time, you will find yourself part of the dedicated group of crime fighters known as Coon and Friends (fronted by Eric Cartman’s superhero alter-ego, The Coon.) Team up with Mysterion, Toolshed, Human Kite, Mosquito, Mint Berry Crunch and a host of others to battle the forces of evil while Coon strives to make his team the most beloved superheroes in history.

Destiny 2

  • October 24, 2017
    • From the makers of the acclaimed hit game Destiny, comes the much-anticipated FPS sequel that takes you on an epic journey across the solar system. Humanity’s last safe city has fallen to an overwhelming invasion force, led by Ghaul, the imposing commander of the brutal Red Legion. He has stripped the city’s Guardians of their power, and forced the survivors to flee. You will venture to mysterious, unexplored worlds of our solar system to discover an arsenal of weapons and devastating new combat abilities. To defeat the Red Legion and confront Ghaul, you must reunite humanity’s scattered heroes, stand together, and fight back to reclaim our home.

Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus

  • October 27, 2017
    • It is 1961, and your assassination of Nazi General Deathshead was a short-lived victory. Despite the setback, the Nazis maintain their stranglehold on the world. You are BJ Blazkowicz, aka “Terror-Billy,” member of the Resistance, scourge of the Nazi empire, and humanity’s last hope for liberty. Only you have the guts, guns, and gumption to return stateside, kill every Nazi in sight, and spark the second American Revolution.

    • Strap in for a heart-pounding journey as you fight the Nazi war machine on American soil in Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus. As BJ Blazkowicz, protect your family and friends, forge new alliances and face the demons of your troubled past as you rally pockets of resistance to overthrow the Nazi occupation. Blast Nazis to bits with high-tech weaponry such as the Laserkraftwerk, the Dieselkraftwerk, or get up close and personal with advanced pistols, submachine guns, and hatchets. When you need a little more versatility, upgrade and dual-wield your favorite guns! Lock and load futuristic guns and discover BJ’s new set of abilities as you fight to free America. Regardless of your playstyle, invent all-new ways of stabbing, shooting, and killing Nazis.


  • November 2017
    • London, 1918. You are newly-turned Vampyr Dr. Jonathan Reid. As a doctor, you must find a cure to save the city’s flu-ravaged citizens. As a Vampyr, you are cursed to feed on those you vowed to heal.

    • Will you embrace the monster within? Survive and fight against Vampyr hunters, undead skals, and other supernatural creatures. Use your unholy powers to manipulate and delve into the lives of those around you, to decide who will be your next victim. Struggle to live with your decisions… your actions will save or doom London.

Call of Duty: WWII

  • November 3, 2017
    • Call of Duty: WWII takes the franchise back to its roots in a cinematic experience that captures the unforgettable heroism of the soldiers who fought together in a war that changed the world forever.

    • In addition to the game’s boots-on-the-ground combat, Multiplayer offers a host of new mode, system and gameplay innovations across map locations; while an all-new Nazi Zombies Cooperative mode unleashes a new storyline.

Crackdown 3

  • November 7, 2017
    • Enter Crackdown 3’s sandbox of mayhem and destruction and become a Super-Powered Agent dedicated to Justice by any means necessary. Explore the heights of a dangerous futuristic city, cut through gang-infested streets in a transforming vehicle, and wield amazing abilities to dismantle a ruthless criminal empire.

    • Developed by original creator Dave Jones, Crackdown 3 will deliver cooperative chaos and an all-new multiplayer mode where destruction is your ultimate weapon against friends and rivals online. Whether you’re playing the all-new Campaign or enjoying a truly revolutionary competitive experience, you’ll never look at open-world gaming the same way again.

Star Wars Battlefront II

  • November 17, 2017
    • This follow-up to the 2015 Star Wars multiplayer battle game promises “bigger and better worlds” and content from the new films in the Star Wars franchise.

    • Battlefront II’s campaign will take place in the 30-year period between the end of Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens. The story will follow protagonist Iden Versio, who leads an elite Imperial unit called Inferno Squad, and players will get the chance to play as well-known characters like Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren during the campaign.

Well bringing it to an end. Enjoy the various PC randomness. So not so much narrowed down to this month alone. More so probably gonna be a monthly listing. If you have interests in the PC World you would like to see in the next posting, let me know. @PCGamers Till next time, GhstWlkrs out \o/


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Nice work putting all this together!
Appreciate it.

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