Can music make or break a game? Maybe not completely, but a good musical score is often part of what makes a game immersive and memorable. Some games are even known specifically for their music. When a game announces the release of their new soundtrack, well, let's just say we like the sound of that.
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Splitgate Has A Big Investment In Their Future
Splitgate is not a new game, but recently had a surge in popularity. The game is self-described as a combination of Halo and Portal. The game takes utilizes sci-fi combat in battle arenas where players create wormholes to teleport to different areas such as in Portal. The game was released in early access in 2019 by 1047 Games. When they released in beta in July, the game quickly surpassed 600,000 downloads overwhelming servers. Showing promise for the small company.
1047 Games acquired a large investment. Microsoft and Sony have been acquiring small companies. The race to exclusivity is beginning, and 1047 Games seemed like the perfect company to invest in. Recently they announced a deal netting them $100 million securing their independence. 1047 Games announced their excitement for the future. They can hire more developers, fix bugs quicker, and add more features. The team aims to become a big AAA studio. This leads into the newest mode already set on the table. They already announced a forge-like mode in the works, and that it will arrive before Halo Infinite will have theirs ready. The company is looking forward to release their full 1.0 version.
We have seen a few instances of these smaller games finding their big break, and Splitgate seems to be next on their path to big success.
100 Thieves Move To Semifinals at VALORANT Masters Berlin
100 Thieves managed to make a comeback in the last map against Acend to secure a spot in semifinals of VALORANT Masters Berlin. The start of the first map took place in an equal bout, each team trading, ending the first half 6:6. 100 Thieves managed to win the first two rounds in attack, but then Acend showed brilliant defense, going on a six round strea to win Ascent 13:9. 100 Thieves tried to enter both A and B sites, but Acend occupied the necessary positions, which helped them shoot the opponent at the entrance to the site.
100 Thieves started the second map more successfully, clearing the spike three times. Acend took only 4 rounds in attack leaving thier hopes for the second half. They started to close the gap, but HiKo's clutch 1v3 broke them, and 100 Thieves confidently finished Haven 13:9. Acend got angry and showed an impeccable game on the third map, winning the first half 8:4. They managed to increase their advantage to 10:4, and then to 12:7. Just one successful round and they are in the semifinals. But 100 Thieves switched fields to go A, where there is no 'cNed'. It was there that they went in the last round of regulation, switching the game to overtime, and then in the decisive round, again surprising their entrance to the A site, taking third map at 14:12.
The Best Gaming Laptop Deals To Revamp Your Setup
We're back with some of the top sales we've found for some quality gaming laptops. Regular laptops are great for tons of things, but they're usually lacking when it comes to gaming. Unfortunately, gaming laptops can also come up to be thousands of dollars for a really good one, and that's not a price everyone can afford. Hopefully these new deals will help you all find great laptops at great prices. If you get one, be sure to let us know how it is!
- HP Pavilion Gaming | $730 at Amazon
For a beginner's gaming laptop, the HP Pavilion definitely does the job. It can generally run most of the more well-known games with pretty decently high settings. The quality of the build is also pretty great as well, giving you a beefy piece of equipment that'll last you a while. Features: Intel Core i5-9300H, GTX 1650, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD screen.
- Lenovo IdeaPad Gaming 3 | $679.99 at Best Buy
This laptop is great for gamers who switch between work and play. It's light, sturdy, and thin, with the specs to support quite a few games decently well while still allowing you to be productive in the workplace. Features: AMD Ryzen 5 5600H, GTX 1650, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD, 15.6-inch Full HD screen.
- Gigabyte 4K OLED (RTX 3060) | $1,499.99 at Best Buy
While on the pricier side, this model is currently $400 off its original price point of $1900. This laptop is powerful enough to run games at ultra HD level graphics, with pretty quality specs as well. This one is more of a pro-gamer laptop, but right now you'll be able to get that pro-gamer feel without the pro-gamer price tag. Features: Intel Core i7-11800H, RTX 3060, 16GB RAM, 1TB SSD, 15.6-inch 4K OLED screen.
Tired of your current playlist? Or are you searching endlessly through Spotify for that perfect new tune? Why not try picking up some of our favorite gaming soundtracks to brighten up your music library! Some of our top favorites include:
- Celeste - Original Soundtrack: A lesser known beauty in the world of gaming music that will fill your ears with perseverance and determination.
- Undertale - Original Soundtrack: A tried and true classic that even folks who aren't fans of Undertale will be drawn to.
- Ori and the Blind Forest: Original Soundtrack: The forest may be blind, but the soundtrack will heighten your hearing with both soothing and adventurous tunes.
- Assassin's Creed Syndicate: We don't really need to explain why this one's a great soundtrack, whether it's for driving, studying, or just vibing.
What are your top favorite game soundtracks?
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