SCUF + 2

SCUF Gaming has added two new controllers to their line up. SCUFIMPACT and the SCUF INFINITY 4PS PRO.

The idea behind the 2 new controller lines is an upgrade to the internal parts of the new PS4 controllers, giving the external components more accurate and faster response times.

First we took a look at the new Infinity 4PS Pro line. The PRO line has all of the things that we have come to love about SCUF. Including the military grade grip, easily changeable thumb sticks using the Infinity Ring and Lock System, magnetic remapping technology and the SCUF Trigger Systems. What didn’t we mention?

The SCUF paddle system. The new PRO paddle system has been completely updated from the standard paddles. The new paddles are recessed into the back of the controller body, they have upgraded the switch and circuit board hardware and the paddles are now removable!

I am now very jealous that I was not aware of this incoming product seeing as I just bought my SCUF.

This next one I am not so sure about. Having never been a fan of the XBox style of controller. But like I always say to my kids, “be sure to try everything once, and then second time just in case!”

So I will get my hands on the other new line, the SCUFIMPACT before passing judgement!

The biggest difference between the two new lines, as you can see, is the design of the controller itself. The more robust design of the IMPACT also allows for a 4 paddle system on the back.

 

About Scuf Gaming
Scuf Gaming®, global leader and innovator of gaming peripherals and winner of eSports Industry Awards for “Best Hardware” in 2016, provides tactical gear for elite gamers where over 90% of the top professional gamers in the world use SCUF. Selling high-end accessories and customized gaming controllers for console and PC, SCUF offers a number of functional and design features custom-built to increase hand use and improve gameplay. Built to specification, SCUF controllers cater to competitive and casual gamers who recognize that one size does not fit all. The SCUF controller has features, which are covered by 29 granted patents, and another 68 pending; protecting 3 key areas of a controller; back control functions and handles, trigger control mechanisms and thumbstick control area.

Destiny Private Matches Live

It’s official: Private Matches are now available to all Destiny players on current-gen consoles (PS4 and XB1) in advance of next Tuesday’s launch of Rise of Iron. (If you’re on now, log off and log back on to jump into the action.)

 

Announced during the first-ever Destiny Private Match competition hosted by Major League Gaming, and in celebration of the upcoming launch of Destiny: Rise of Iron, the new ‘Private Match’ feature is available now for Destiny owners on current-gen consoles, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

 

The Private Match feature gives Destiny players the keys to the Crucible with the ability to challenge friends and foes alike in 18 competitive modes on almost 30 maps.

 

For game information, visit www.DestinyTheGame.com and follow the official Destiny social channels at www.facebook.com/DestinyTheGame and @DestinyTheGame on Twitter and Instagram. The community can interact directly with the developers at www.Bungie.netwww.facebook.com/Bungie@Bungie on Twitter, and www.Twitch.tv/Bungie on Twitch.

 

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Rocket League Championships Season 2

ROCKET LEAGUE® CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES RETURNS FOR SEASON 2 EXCLUSIVELY ON TWITCH

New Teams, New Format and Over $250,000 in Prizes!

 

SAN DIEGO, CA – August 24, 2016 – Independent video game developer and publisher, Psyonix, and Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers, are bringing the Rocket League Championship Series back for a second season.

 

Starting today, players interested in competing can register in teams of three for a chance to win the Rocket League® championship title. The three-month season kicks off with a brand new format and a total prize pool of over $250,000 USD.

 

RLCS Season 2 Promo
RLCS Season 2 Promo

“RLCS Season 2 is going to be awesome,” says Jeremy Dunham, Vice President, Psyonix. “We learned a lot from Season 1 and so did our players, and we can’t wait to apply that knowledge to the next competition. Our newer, more simplified format and bigger prize pools are a reflection of what our viewers, pros, and community have been asking for, and we’re incredibly proud to give it to them.”

 

The inaugural season of the Rocket League Championship Series was a huge success, attracting more than 20,000 competitors across 6,100 teams. Nearly 2.3 million unique viewers watched official league broadcasts over the course of the season, with more than one million viewers tuning in for the weekend-long International Finals, where number-four-ranked North American team, iBUYPOWER Cosmic, won the first-ever Rocket League® world championship.

 

For more information on Season 2, visit the official Rocket League Championship Series site at RocketLeagueEsports.com. Official rules can be found at www.rocketleagueesports.com/rules.
All Rocket League Championship Series matches will be broadcast exclusively on Twitch.tv/RocketLeague.

ABOUT ROCKET LEAGUE®

Winner or nominee of more than 150 “Game of the Year” awards, Rocket League® is one of the most critically-acclaimed sports games of a generation. Boasting a community of more than 20 million players, Rocket League® is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem that offers easy-to-understand controls and fluid, physics-driven competition. Available digitally on Xbox One, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC via Steam, Rocket League® includes more than 100 billion possible customization combinations, a fully-featured offline season mode, multiple game types, casual and competitive online matches, and special “Mutators” that let you change the rules entirely.

 

To learn more about Rocket League®, please visit www.RocketLeagueGame.com, “Like” it on Facebook, and follow it on Twitter @RocketLeague for all the latest developer updates and news.

 

RLC Cars

 

ABOUT PSYONIX

Based in San Diego, CA, Psyonix is a critically-acclaimed independent video game developer and leading experts in Unreal Engine technology. For more than a decade, the studio has been a driving force behind some of the most successful games in the industry, including Gears of War, Mass Effect 3, XCOM: Enemy Unknown, Bulletstorm, Unreal Tournament III, Unreal Tournament 2004, and the award-winning Sports-Action hit, Rocket League®.

 

For more information, visit www.psyonix.com.

 

ABOUT TWITCH

Twitch is the world’s leading social video platform and community for gamers. Each month, more than 100 million community members gather to watch and talk about video games with more than 1.7 million streamers. Twitch’s video platform is the backbone of both live and on-demand distribution for the entire video game ecosystem. This includes game developers, publishers, media outlets, events, user generated content, and the entire esports scene. Twitch also features Twitch Creative, a category devoted to artists and the creative process. For more information about Twitch, visit the official website and blog.

Overwatch Open Playoffs

The Overwatch Open playoff schedule was announced yesterday with the schedule featuring 16 groups from both Europe and North America. Starting today,  August 24th, teams will compete over five straight days of gaming, in the end determining who will make it to the LAN finals taking place at ELEAGUE’s arena in Atlanta, Georgia. These 16 teams have faced 4 weeks of open qualifiers, with four teams from each region winning a weekly qualifier, and an additional 28 teams from each region being ranked for playoffs as well.

These are the set brackets:

euo

nao

Overwatch Open playoffs will run from August 24-28, with the finals being held September 25-26 for the North American teams, and September 28-29 for Europe. The winning teams from the LAN finals will battle it out in the EU Grand Finals September 30th. Lot’s of good teams are competing, this is definitely an event you will want to follow if you are an Overwatch fan.

Nacon GC-400ES Pro Controller – Superb!

While I was at E3 I had the pleasure of meeting one of the designers of the Nacon GC-400ES and with him he had the brand new programmable Pro controller for the PC. At first glance it just looks like another controller, however once the demonstration began I was promptly corrected.

gc400es-classic
gc400es-classic

The controller itself is comfortable to hold, the weight feels like it is in just the right place and all the buttons and sticks are moving fluidly. My hands feel like they were born to hold this controller. Now I am intrigued! How, I ask?

Quickly we move into the guts. There are counter weights. That’s right, customizable counter weights in the grips. Not only can you adjust the weight of the controller but you can also adjust the center of gravity. I have never seen this before in a controller, I am amazed and amused at this little piece of ingenuity, and yet it got better. The right stick has an amplitude of 46 degrees instead of the typical 38 (for those of us who are not scientists that means that the stick has a further range of travel).

Counter weights
Counter weights

For the eSports athlete this controller was designed specifically for you, with the help of eSports athletes. The goal of Nacon is to replace the keyboard and mouse combo with this controller, without sacrificing the accuracy and speed enjoyed by the combo. Have they done it? Only time will tell and when the controller is ready to hit the market the athletes will let them and us, know!

Macro Paddles
Macro Paddles

What separates this controller from every other programmable controller? Turns out that not only are the buttons programmable, but using the PC interface you can set up your controller exactly as you want it. Right down to the dead space and speed in the thumb-sticks. You can then save your profiles to the cloud, but you can also save 4 to the controller itself and with the press of a button you can go from using your CS:GO button layout to your COD or Overwatch button layout.

Innovative Right Stick

Not done yet!

To top it off, it looks sexy! It even has a glow around the right thumb-stick, what’s the purpose of that you may ask, who cares it looks awesome! Let’s not forget that the controller has a detachable cord to make storage and transportation easier.

Play Everywhere
Play Everywhere

The controller is available in black and there is also a limited white version.

Here is their promo video for the controller