Anthem VIP Demo First Impressions: Spoiler… Canceled Pre-order

A few years ago, when Anthem was first announced at E3 2017 I fell in love with this awesome-looking game with realistic graphics, unique facial animations, flight, an Ironman suit, and great ultimate missile barrages. I knew I wanted to play that game. It was [gaming] love at first sight.

I played the Anthem Alpha test, but I won’t talk about any of my experience playing that here.

You will read my Anthem VIP demo first impressions, wholly. Before I get there, I have to vent some of what affected other players who shared the same enthusiasm.

8.1.5 War Campaign

The War Campaign continues in Patch 8.1.5 with Lady Jaina sending you to Freehold to learn more about Lady Ashvane joining forces with Sylvanas.

Then, Valeera delivers a message to Jaina from Baine. Baine brings Derek Proudmoore as a undead to Jaina at Theramore.

Opinion: This might be another hint at cross-faction undead characters and/or cross-faction races, as I have speculated for some time. Derek asked Jaina if he could return home to Boralus. She doesn’t seem to oppose the idea much. Asked for time to think about it.

Gaming Monitors: Once you play 144Hz you won’t go back

For many years, I had played Blizzard video games and FPS video games with 60Hz monitors. Until a couple of years ago, when I decided that to maximize productivity between writing for a website, processing images and video in Adobe Photoshop and Premiere Pro, watching Netflix and Hulu, reading comic books and news online, checking Twitter, YouTube or Twitch, or simply playing a video game — all of that was too much to handle with a single monitor.

Instead of retiring my older ACER 60Hz monitor, I complimented it by adding an ASUS 144Hz monitor. And, oh boy, did I get the surprise of my life.

NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 Available. Best Choice for Streamers.

If you watched the CES 2019 NVIDIA livestream, and you were interested in their new GeForce RTX 2060 cards, the wait is over.

The NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 introduces the new Turing architecture, real-time raytracing with deep learning AI found in the 2070 and 2080 models to the more-affordable price in the $349 – 400 range.

The RTX 2060 comes with 6GB 192-bit GDDR6 memory (14 Gbps memory speed), 336 GB/s memory bandwidth; 4K ready; 1680 MHz Boost Clock; 1920 CUDA cores; DirectX® 12 API, Vulkan API, OpenGL 4/5; and only consumes 160W.

Portal Rooms | Patch 8.1.5

World of Warcraft Patch 8.1.5 introduced the new Portal Rooms in Stormwind and Orgrimmar.

February 5 update: The portals have been redesigned in the latest 8.1.5 build 29281. The portals are 3 times bigger to make the city destination portrait more detailed. No swirl. Sound has been updated and it is less annoying and less loud.

PvP Daily Quest | Patch 8.1.5

There is a new PvP Daily Quest introduced in patch 8.1.5 by Garona Halforcen at the Banshee’s Wail. The quest asks you to kill 25 level 120 players anywhere in Kul Tiras or Zandalar.

The quest is titled: Against Overwhelming Odds. The reward is a Horde Champion’s Cache with a random iLevel 370 gear and 1000 Artifact Power for your Heart of Azeroth.

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