Have you been waiting to buy the perfect gaming laptop? Well wait no longer! We have two amazing offers here for you! But, the catch is we only have 1 of each system, so it is first come, first served! Both systems come with a FREE copy of Assassin’s Creed Black Flag and a Steelseries Mists of Pandaria Gaming Mouse Pad. This is a limited time offer.
The first system is a new Mobius TL 770 - The TL is our 17″ model and it come with an Intel i7 processor, a NVidia GeForce 770m graphics card, FREE upgrade to 16GB RAM and FREE upgrade to 750GB HDD. We can ship this system out to you tomorrow! Just click here to tell us what software you wanted loaded on your new Mobius TL!
The second system is a new Mobius ES 770 - As the little sister to the TL, the 15″ ES model comes with the same features as it’s big sister just in a smaller package! An Intel i7 processor, a NVidia GeForce 770m graphics card, FREE upgrade to 8GB RAM and FREE upgrade to 750GB HDD. We can ship this system out to you tomorrow! Just click here to tell us what software you wanted loaded on your new Mobius ES!
Valve has announced at it Steam Dev Days that their controller will now have buttons in an effort to make it more compatible with existing games.
Previous versions had a touchscreen in between the two touch controlled pads, but now it will feature a DPAD and ABXY buttons more in line with existing controllers.
If you want to find out more about the new controller or what is happening at Steam, you can follow their blog here.
What would you like to see in the Steam box?
Blizzard has always had really good support, when you can reach them. Many people do complain about the navigation of the system and the long wait times. In response, Blizzard, starting January 9, is launching a new callback-based system for players who need phone support. What it doesn’t say is when a Game Master will call you back. Here is some information from their post this morning.
How will the callback system work?
Instead of calling a number (and potentially waiting on hold) for support, you’ll use the support site on Battle.net to set up a callback. Just enter information about your issue, along with your phone number, and a Game Master will give you a call back!
How will the callback system benefit me as a player?
You won’t have to navigate a phone menu or spend time on hold. Since the support site collects critical details in advance (like the answer to your security question), you’ll jump directly into problem solving.
What will happen to Blizzard Customer Support’s existing phone numbers after this change?
Our phone lines will no longer present their current menu system, and will instead play a brief message directing users to the support site.
We hope you enjoy using the new service to get help when you need it!
Hopefully this will actually help rather than hinder, but when they have big problems I wonder how this system will work. Will you have wait an hour to get a callback or days? What do you think?
The StormCast Podcast is a new podcast to covers all the news and gaming of Blizzard’s new game Heroes of the Storm! The show features strategies and game mechanics for the players new to the MOBA genre, they cover the Heros of the game and of course, they will highlight the best matches of the week. This is must listen podcast if you have any interest in Heroes of the Storm!
Every episode will be streamed llive right after the recording of The Starting Zone every other Thursday. The Starting Zone records live at 9:30pm PDT on Livestream and Stormcast will record roughly around 10:30pm PDT.
(*this is part of on-going series highlight some of the awesome podcasts we sponsor)
Our giveaway for video games has ended and here are the winners! If you didn’t win, no worries. I have TONS of games to giveaway and a new one is coming soon!
Dishonored – Bernie F.
Torchlight II – Simon P.
Tiny Thief – Raheel
Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa’s Rampage – Thomas A.
Alice: Madness Returns – Craig F.
Rogue Legacy – Ryan D.
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So many of you have asked when we are bringing the podcast back. Well the answer is soon! We will record our first show of the new year on January 21st! The show will be a little different, but we think the new direction is what people have been asking for.
Kim and Keith will record on Tuesday nights and it will be a short weekly show, about 15 minutes or less for each one. It will be focused on the technical side of things. We figured there is a ton of gaming podcasts out there and we wanted to be more focused on what we do best. We also plan on having guests from our partners such as Nvidia and Intel!
We will also have a question/answer part of the show, where our own Keith the Dork will answer the technical questions you have about computers. We would love to hear from you and we have this cool new widget on our webpage where you can leave a voice message. Feel free to also send us an email or voice memo at email@example.com. If you have any feedback or things you would like to see please let me know!
One of our great customers Tim wrote up a nice blog post about his experience with his new Mobius laptop. We love hearing from our customers and thanks Tim!
Tim bought a Mobius TL, if you want to learn more about it you can find the specs here!
Blizzard has always had the stance, that their two-step authentication has been fool proof. Yesterday however, they announced there is a new trojan that is being used to compromise user accounts even if they are using authentication. If your account has been recently compromised, Blizzard recommends looking for the following looking in the Startup Program section of that file for either “Disker” or “Disker64″. It will usually appear like this:
Disker rundll32.exe c:\users\name\appdata\local\temp\w_win.dll,dw Name-PC\Name Startup
Disker64 rundll32.exe c:\users\name\appdata\local\temp\w_64.dll,dw Name-PC\Name Startup
You can find the whole blue post on their forums. I for one find it scary that hackers are finding away around two-step authentication.
As a thank you for an amazing 2013 and a welcome to 2014, we are giving away some Steam video games! You can enter once a day by tweeting the contest. Also get entered by following us on Twitter and liking us on Facebook. If you already follow us there, you are automatically entered!!! We are giving away a copy of Dishonored, Torchlight 2, Tiny Thief, Alice: Madness Returns, Viscera Cleanup Detail: Santa’s Rampage and Rogue Legacy! You do have to have an account on Steam to get these.
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We have had an amazing year and it is all due to our amazing customers, affiliates and friends. We have so much new stuff coming in 2014 and can’t wait to share it all with you guys! Thank you to everyone and here’s hoping a great 2014 to everyone!