$300,000 up for grabs in the first official H1Z1: King of the Kill team tournament

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$300,000 up for grabs in the first official H1Z1: King of the Kill team tournament

Despite the fact that it remains in Early Access on Steam, the first official team-based H1Z1: King of the Kill tournament, featuring 15 teams vying for a share of a $300,000 prize pool, will be broadcast this spring on the CW Network and the CW Seed digital platform. Leading up to the tournament finale, CW will also broadcast a five-part "esports docuseries" called H1Z1: Fight for the Crown, a profile of the Echo Fox esports franchise headed by Rick Fox and Jace Hall. 

The official Mass Effect Deck is coming to Cards Against Humanity

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The official Mass Effect Deck is coming to Cards Against Humanity

"Nothing is sacred," BioWare said on Twitter earlier today, and in that spirit it has teamed up with Cards Against Humanity to announce the official Mass Effect Pack, a collection of 14 brand-new cards based on the "valuable intellectual property" known as Mass Effect. 

SteamVR developer build for Linux lands in GitHub

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SteamVR developer build for Linux lands in GitHub

When Valve released SteamVR alongside HTC's Vive headset last year, it only supported Windows, leaving Linux and Mac OS X developers on the outside looking in. The Mac OS X camp is still out of luck, but Linux developers now have access to a development build for SteamVR in GitHub, PCWorld reports.

Live benchmarks: AMD Ryzen vs. Intel Core

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Live benchmarks: AMD Ryzen vs. Intel Core

Earlier today, AMD took the wraps off their Ryzen 7 line of CPUs, giving us specifications, pricing, and a sneak peek at performance. All of the benchmarks are running on similarly equipped PCs, with AMD pitting Ryzen 1800X against Intel's Core i7-6900K, the 1700X going up against the i7-6800K, and the 1700 taking on the i7-7700K. AMD wins on pricing in all of these matchups, but what about performance? I've got five (rather shaky at times—sorry!) videos showing live benchmarks of the two competitors.

Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is coming to Steam in April

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Dragon Quest Heroes 2 is coming to Steam in April

It took awhile for the original Dragon Quest Heroes, a mix of the Dragon Quest universe and Dynasty Warriors-style hack-and-slash, to make its way from the PlayStation to the PC. (And, unfortunately, it was a disappointment when it finally arrived.) There won't be any of that extra wait-time for Dragon Quest Heroes 2, however. Square Enix announced today that it will be out on Steam on April 25, the same day it hits the PS4 in North America.