16 months after it’s original release back in October of 2016, Battlefield 1 is still getting fresh content and it’s not just hats and horse armor! Still one of the best looking FPS titles available with frequent updates and huge community of active players, the Apocalypse expansion contains 5 new maps, 7 new weapons, new aircraft, new gadgets, new assignments, new unlocks and an entirely new game mode.
Free for premium pass owners, which if you are at all a Battlefield fan is well worth the money at this point with a huge array of great content and at as of right now is on sale for only $18 over on Origin.
New maps include the iconic Belgium countryside battle of Passchendaele, the mountains of what was once Austria-Hungary (now Slovenia) at the battle of Caporetto and the shores of the River Somme in northern France.
The entirely new game mode of Air Assault comes with two maps of it’s own. One that takes place of the skies of London and another over snowy mountainous peaks called Razors Edge. This game mode probably won’t be for everyone, the aircraft controls can be tricky at the best of times and it’s a big departure from how the game plays out on the ground but for a percentage of Battlefield fans it’s sure to be exactly what they are looking for.
If you’ve been meaning to jump in to Battlefield 1 but still haven’t got around to it, there’s never been a better time. If your old gaming PC is struggling to keep up or you always wonder what your missing out on by not being able to crank all the visual settings up to max? Maybe it’s time you looked in to a new gaming PC? 100% fully custom options are available now at evatech.com.au and for Battlefield 1 at high settings / 1080P we would recommend an i5, GTX 1070 TI and 16GB of RAM. If you want to go all out at 1440P or 4K, you can stick with 16GB of RAM still but 1080TI will be your best bet for the best possible frame rates.
Have a question or need some assistance, just hit the contact button on our store site at any time and drop us a line! We’re always happy to help.
Brace your wallets, the rumor of the next big steam sale being only a week away is all but confirmed with various tweets and forum posts from indie developers and insiders flooding the internet! If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t heard of Steam sales before, you can expect 50-75% or sometimes even higher on a huge range of games (usually less on brand new releases and pre-orders, of course).
If there is a game from 2017 that you missed and really wish you had a chance to play, nows the time to go in to steam and add it your wishlist so you can get notified when that big fat discount hits!
Dates : 15th to the 19th (don’t forget the US time difference)
A couple of great games to watch out for if you missed them, at least in our opintion,
The Witcher 3
Ghost Recon Wildlands
Middle Earth : Shadows of War
Assassins Creed Origins
Don’t forget, order your next custom gaming PC by the 14th of February and you could get free Steam gift cards ! Checkout our promo page for details linked here. #GamersFirst
So it’s getting close to that time of year where the first big releases drop and you start to look at your old gaming PC and wonder, is it time? Do wait a little longer or do I bite the bullet and just get it now? Well, lets see if any of the up coming releases are enough to tempt you.
Although a lot of the titles that will be landing in Q4 this year may have not been officially announced, there is still plenty look forward to that we already know about. Far too many to cover in a single article but we’ve polled the team and chosen a few of our most anticipated games of 2018.
Despite a few of the trailers being plastered with XBOX logos by Microsoft marketing departments, these games are definitely coming to PC and in most cases the PC version will be the flag-ship, lead platform and definitive edition.
Metal Gear : Survive
What is it : After a 30 year run, this is the first installment since Kojima (the series creator) has stepped down from his own studio. Survive is set (at least partially) between the events of Ground Zero and Phantom Pain and doesn’t feature the series main protagonist (Snake) at all! Instead this time around custom characters fight for survival after being sucked in to a wormhole and landing in an alternate universe full of, yep, you guessed it. Zombies.
Why it could be awesome one you wait for reviews of first : Rumors have it even single player contains micro-transactions and requires and ‘always online’ DRM requirement. That plus it’s the first Metal Gear game without the oversight or direction of Hideo Kojima, so it’s not necessarily an instant winner even for the most die-hard fans of the franchise.
When? February 20th
Far Cry 5
What is it : Running on the latest version of the always beautiful Crytek game engine, the 5th installment in the main franchise is set in back country Montana pitting religious cults, anti-government separatists and the locals against each other with plenty of bullets, explosions, fire and deadly wildlife the serious is known for.
Why it could be awesome : A pretty good franchise track record, a massive budget, a game engine that can look absolutely stunning when executed right and plenty of game-play trailers floating around that look like the developers might have done just that. If your a Far Cry fan and have been putting off upgrading your old gaming PC, this might be the game that pushes you over the edge. You’re going to want to crank the settings up to high on this one to get the full effect.
When? March 27th
What is it : Featuring the voice of Terry Crews as a playable character, this sci-fi over the top GTA’esc open world action game features a single player campaign, co-op and competitive multiplayer modes and a boasts a fully destructible city.
Why it could be awesome : For those who know and love the Crackdown series, it looks like more of the same, dialed up to 11, a little Terry Crews, more destruction and mayhem and actually getting a day 1 PC release!
When? TBD Q2 2018 (Delayed from November 2017)
Age of Empires 4
What is it : A long (loooooooong) awaiting installment in the franchise with fans waiting since the launch of the 3rd game in 2005. Real time strategy games are few and far between these days which is a real shame of those of us who love them and it’s sufficed to say anyone who does is really looking forward to this one.
Why it could be awesome : Hopefully staying true to it’s roots and not straying too far the core mechanics that made AOE3 such a classic, this one is being developed by Relic. You may know these guys as the developers behind Dawn of War and Company of Heroes which is arguably two of the best RTS franchises of recent memory (although granted there isn’t many to choose from).
When? TBD 2018
What is it : A fantasy sci fi open world action shooter with RPG elements reminiscent of the Destiny games. Not too else much is known about the game at this stage aside from a trailer released last year but it’s enough to give you an idea of the look and feel the developers are going for.
Why it could be awesome : Developing it is the same Bioware team that is responsible for the Mass Effect, Dragon Age and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic games.
When? TBD Q3 2018
Jurassic World Evolution
What is it : Imagine a theme park tycoon game with a it’s core mechanic being essentially a business simulator as you adjust ticket prices, build attractions and make sure your gift shop is placed right at exit. Now add giant murderous dinosaurs and a chance that if you mess up, your main attractions could violently murder all your customers.
Why it could be awesome : Who better to develop a game like this than the team behind RollerCoaster Tycoon. We can rest assured at the very least the theme park sim mechanics will be pretty sound. Let’s just hope they get the murderous dinosaur violence right too.
When? Q3 2018
The Crew 2
What is it : Something for you racing fans to be excited for, this time around with boats and planes! The trailers set a high bar, lets hope Ubisoft can live up to the hype they are building and that it’s not packed full of micro-transactions.
Why it could be awesome : The developers are ex Eden Games who worked on Need for Speed, Test Drive Unlimited, the original The Crew and V-Rally so their qualifications check out. Visuals look great and if they don’t mess up the core mechanics or force those of us who just want to stick to the cars and bikes to have to grind through boat or plane races to progress, it should be a winner.
When? Q2-Q3 2018
Not too much is known about these titles, some don’t have solid release dates or even release windows to expect but they are all due sometime this year.
Dead Island 2
State of Decay 2
Dark Souls Remastered
System Shock 3 (Maybe)
Monster Hunter : World
Sea of Thieves
There are so many more titles than we mentioned here in this article, and probably a few absolute gems too. We just wanted to highlight a few of the ones on our own radar for anyone who hasn’t already in the know.
So is it time for a new custom gaming PC?
In case you haven’t guessed, that’s what we do around here, and we do it dam well. If your gaming PC just ins’t holding up and you want to be ready to go the moment your most anticipated game of 2018 hits, head on over to our store page ( evatech.com.au ) and check out our custom PC builder. Your just a few clicks away from getting a brand new, fully custom rig built to order and delivered to your door by Australia’s #1 gaming PC retailer.
UPDATE : CUSTOM PC PICK UP ORDER DEADLINE EXTENDED!
Order before midnight this Sunday (17/12) and it will be ready for pick up no later than Friday (our last business day before the Christmas break!)
Our store is located at 1/382 Huntingdale Road, Oakleigh South 3167 VIC and will be open until 6PM Friday 22/12/17.
It’s that time of year again and if you were considering a brand new custom gaming PC for yourself or a loved one this Christmas, now’s the time to pull the trigger!
Our tech team are hard at work 7 days a week cranking out every order we possibly can but during peak times of year link this, the turn around time can be several days longer than usual. To guarantee pre-Christmas delivery, the sooner you get an order in the better!
So when is the delivery order cut off dates?
While the below cut of dates given are not a guarantee, they are conservative approximations made in good faith. Courier delays are rare but can occur on occasion, especially in such a business time year for deliveries. Please bare this in mind when placing your order.
Canberra, Gold Coast & Brisbane Metro – 05/12
Adelaide & Sydney Metro – 07/12
Melbourne Metro – 12/12
Perth, Darwin, and smaller metropolitan cities and towns are encouraged to place their order before the end of November. Delivery may still be possible for later orders but it’s hard to guarantee.
So I can’t order after the cut off date?
Of course you can! Just be prepared that it might not arrive before Christmas. While we make every effort to get all orders dispatched ASAP, each system is meticulously assembled by hand and rigorously burn in tested prior to dispatch. Deliveries will continue to occur between Christmas and New Years baring public holidays.
Do you guys have any PCs in stock we can simply walk in and buy in the store?
We do but they are selling fast! Check out our home page at www.evatech.com.au to see whats available.
I don’t know anything about PCs, can you help me with a recommendation?
Although Halloween isn’t traditionally an Australian holiday, it’s undeniably growing every year, and when it’s an excuse to watch horror movies and eat candy, what’s not to love? This run up to Halloween we’ve decided to track down arguably the best horror game released this year and give it away free with custom gaming PCs.
With a censuses around the internet from some of the biggest review outlets online, the The Evil Within 2 is one of the best suspense horror games of the generation. PC Gamer calls it ‘Genuinely Terrifying’, Gamespot.com calls it ‘Hauntingly Macabre’ and IGN ‘Intense and Exhilarating!’
“One of our favorite horror games of the year”
9/10 – Polygon
“An intense and exhilarating survival horror experience”
8/10 – IGN
“A bold, bloody evolution”
8/10 – PCGamesN
If that’s not convincing enough, checkout the IGN video review below.
Until midnight Tuesday, any custom gaming PC powered by a GTX 1060 6G or higher and any i5 CPU or higher is eligible to redeem a free digital copy of The Evil Within 2 by entering voucher code ‘evil’ at checkout.
The PC must already be in your cart for the code to activate, orders must be placed prior to midnight 31/10/2017.
Game requires a Steam account and an internet connection to redeem, download and play.
Note : Due to the age rating of the game, this offer is only for customers 18 years of age or older. Game codes will not be sent to customers who purchase using an account registered to a person under 18.
After what has been a pretty slow middle of the year for gaming, October marked the start of AAA game releases in the lead up to the Christmas holidays with Middle-earth Shadow of War landing on the 10th, South Park: The Fractured But Whole on the 17th and Destiny 2 just yesterday.
If all that wasn’t enough, right around the corner is also Wolfenstein 2 and Assassins Creed Origins on the 27th and Call of Duty WW2 the week after on November 3rd and Star Wars Battlefront II on the 17th.
Not up on the latest news for all these great titles? Checkout the trailers below. Starting with our personal favorite, Wolfenstein 2 : The New Colossus.
Sticking with the theme of murdering Nazi’s, it wouldn’t be a WWII game without them and it wouldn’t be a Call of Duty game without Zombies. So without further a’do, here’s COD WWII’s Nazi Zombie trailer.
A big focus for the new Battlefront 2 game is single player, with a fully fledged story that the team at DICE look like they have put a ton of work in to. Even if your not a Star Wars fan the visuals look amazing. If you are a Star Wars fan you’ve probably already seen this one, but here it again anyway.
And last but not least, yet another entry in to the Assassins Creed list of games, this time set in ancient Egypt. Worth getting excited for or is 10 games in 10 years (or 31 if you count the spin offs and mobile games!) too many?
With the much anticipated title due out exclusively on Battle.net October 24th you could get your hands on a free copy with any custom gaming PC powered by a GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 TI when you order before November 21st.
The PC version of the game looks spectacular and will support uncapped frame rates, 4k, higher resolution and detail textures and effects plus a myriad of other improvements over the console counterpart that was released a few weeks ago.
Don’t just take our word for it, check out Bungie’s latest PC trailer captures all in engine on PC.
Whether your a fan of the original, the Halo universe or simply in to gorgeous looking sci-fi first person shooters this is definitely a title worth trying out and a great added bonus to any new high end gaming PC.
Bonus! Find this news post on our Facebook page and tag a mate who needs a new gaming PC. If they order we will send you a free copy of the game too so you can team up and save the universe together! #
# Order must be placed during the valid promotional period and contain a custom PC with a GTX 1080 or GTX 1080 TI GPU. To redeem the offer simply email us the order number once it's been completed. The game will be provided digitally and will require a Battle.net account and internet connection to download and play. Valid while stocks last.
An absolute beast of a GPU, the MSI GTX 1080 TI Lightning edition was doled out in very limited quantities to official MSI partners not long ago and instead of hiking up the price and selling them to make a quick buck, we selected a handful of lucky customers who ordered a regular GTX 1080 TI powered custom gaming PC and gave them out as free upgrades!
For the longest time Australian gamers (us included!) have had so little when it comes to quality Australian made gaming content. So when we heard Channel 7 was launching a gaming themed show hosted by @nichboy (Nich Richardson) and @hexsteph (Stephanie Bendixsen) of the late ABC show Good Game fame we jumped at the chance get behind them and show our support when they reached out to us.
Sworn to secrecy we worked with them behind the scenes for months before the show was finally announced mid June and since then the team has put out a tone of great content with weekly TV episodes, and daily web content including a tour of Blizzard studios, an interview with Nolan North, daily news videos and audience Q&A live streams the call ANSA on their Facebook page.
As an official sponsor of the show we provide the gaming PCs Nich, Steph and the rest of the crew use in their FirstPlay videos and Twitch streams as well as the systems they the film crew use for video editing and publishing. If you look closely in this screenshot you can see one of our custom built systems lurking the corner.