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Origin EON17-X 17.3″ Gaming Laptop 2015

Origin EON17-X 17 Inch Gaming Laptop 2015

Origin PC EON15-X and EON17-X have been announced from the high performance Gaming PC designer company best known for their similarity to EA’s online games market service Origin, while being a completely different product.

These laptops are giving you their all, trying as hard as possible to provide similar or better performance to whatever Gaming Desktop PC you currently have built. Many laptops attempt to make these claims, but can they really live up to them? With these impressive specs, we have faith that the product at least has potential. For that price tag, it had better!*

*As with most major PC and Laptop manufacturers, Origin offers customizable options that dramatically raise or lower the cost of these units, for More Info Visit the Official Origin Gaming PC Website Here.

EON17-X 17″ Gaming Laptop Specs:

  • 17.3 Full HD Widescreen, LED, 16:9, 1920 x 1080
  • Intel Core i5-4460S Quad-Core 2.9GHz (3.40GHz TurboBoost) – or Intel Core i7 4790K Quad-Core 4.0GHz (4.4GHz TurboBoost) for an additional $186
  • Single 6GB NVIDIA GTX 970M – or Single 8GB NVIDIA GTX 980M for an additional $278
  • 8GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz – or 16GB Corsair Vengeance 1600MHz for an additional $91 ((MAXIMUM: 32GB Kingston HyperX Impact 1600MHz for an additional $310))
  • Genuine Microsoft Windows 8.1 64-Bit Edition or Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit Edition for an additional $38
  • m.2 Solid-State Drives with SATA and PCIe options available offer similar or better performance to a 2.5″ SSD, but at an eighth of the size (allowing you to fit more than you normally could in most laptops 
    • 2 x Hard Drive
    • 2 x mSATA)

    – Also available are Mechanical, Hybrid, or other SSD to use in these spots.

  • Raid Configuration available for no additional cost, but you’ll have to buy your own additional hard drives through the configuration at the same time as ordering the laptop so the technicians can work on them at the same time.
  • Integrated HD Audio by Sound Blaster Xfi M83 w/ External 7.1 Support – or Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB Sound Card by THX TruStudio Pro for an additional $71
  • Integrated 2.0 Megapixel Web Camera
  • Internal Wi Fi Link 802.11A/B/G/N Wireless LAN w/ Bluetooth
  • Built-In Media Card Reader
  • Built-In SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
  • Built-In Finger Print Reader
  • Free Origin T Shirt
  • 1 Year Part Replacement and 45 Day Free Shipping Warranty with Lifetime Labor / 24-7 Support
  • Origin Recovery USB 3.0 Flash Drive
  • No Dead Pixel Guarantee for 45 Days ((FREE, Included)) – or 90 Days for an additional $41
  • Origin Wooden Crate Armor Shipping Process Available for $41

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Industry Talk: Mark Cerny’s Vision Finally Realized

Mark Cerny PS4 Lead System Architect

To say it has been a long time coming for Mark Cerny, who joined forces with Atari’s coin op division at the age of seventeen in 1982 making arcade games, is an understatement.

Best known in the early 80’s for (Marble Madness) designed and co-programmed by the man himself and published in 1984 by Atari, Cerny didn’t find much success with his first endeavor. At that time arcade games weren’t appreciated as they are today. He decided to leave Atari and join forces with Sega in 1985 to work on titles for Sega’s Master System. His first major hit was Sonic The Hedgehog 2 in 1992 which sold millions of copies.

He also designed and programmed the notable Kid Chameleon better known as Chameleon Kid in japan in 1991 for Sega.

Later he left Sega and joined as first member of Crystal Dynamics to develop games for the 3DO due to Sega’s ambition to compete with Nintendo’s quantity of games rather than the quality. He dabbled with 3DO and soon realized that the system itself wasn’t suitable for 2d or 3d games that satisfied his vision.

Looking elsewhere acquiring the PlayStation Japanese Dev Kit, from the main man himself Shuhei Yoshida, Mr. Cerny was one of the few US based developers that dabbled with the PlayStation tech before the console’s launch in 1994. With his vision finally realized he joined Universal Interactive Studios in 1994 to serve as Vice President later to become president. In his four years at Universal Interactive Studios he signed on Insomniac Games and Naughty Dog (the creators of Spyro The Dragon and Crash Bandicoot franchises at the time respectively). Once both of their contracts were up at Universal Cerny left to form Cerny Games Consultancy to work closer with the Sony PlayStation teams.

In the Early 99’s the first Sony PS2 prototypes were being developed. Shuhei Yoshida heard the tech was too powerful for many developers due to it’s complexity. Due to Cerny’s lengthy expertise in the gaming industry Shuhei Yoshida decided Cerny was the right man for the job to develop the tools needed for developers to easily develop for the PlayStation 2. At this time he created the beautiful engine used for Jak And Daxter and also in turn helped design Ratchet And Clank. As the PS2 was maturing Shuhei Yoshida formed the ice team short for (initiative for a common engine project) led by Mr. Cerny.

Due to all Sony’s studios working separately (to unify them) and rising costs of game development. On the verge of PS3 development Shuhei got the approval to involve the ice team due to the cell processor difficult tech. The tech was too difficult to develop for even with the ice team on board. The PS3 launched with a weak line up due to the complexity of the cell within the PS3.

After so many trials and errors in his gaming career Cerny decided to take a stand and finally realize his vision of the perfect console he had envisioned so long ago. In 2008 his vision has finally realized getting appointed as the lead system architect on the powerful PlayStation 4.

The rest will now be history.

Congrats Mr. Cerny on all you have accomplished and will accomplish.

We salute you.

  • Major Havoc (1983, arcade) — Programmer, Designer
  • Marble Madness (1984, arcade) — Programmer, Designer
  • Shooting Gallery (1987, Master System) — Programmer, Designer
  • Missile Defense 3-D (1987, Master System) — Programmer, Designer
  • Shanghai (1988, port to Master System) — Programmer
  • California Games (1989, port to Master System) — Programmer
  • Dick Tracy (1990, Genesis) — Programmer, Designer
  • Kid Chameleon (1991, Genesis) — Programmer, Designer
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (1992, Genesis) — Producer
  • Crash ‘n Burn (1993, 3DO) — Programmer, Designer
  • Total Eclipse (1994, 3DO) — Programmer, Designer
  • Disruptor (1996, PlayStation) — Executive Producer, Designer
  • Crash Bandicoot (1996, PlayStation) — Executive Producer
  • Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back (1997, PlayStation) — Producer, Designer
  • Spyro the Dragon (1998, PlayStation) — Executive Producer, Designer
  • Crash Bandicoot 3: Warped (1998, PlayStation) — Executive Producer, Designer
  • Spyro the Dragon 2: Ripto’s Rage! (1999, PlayStation) — Executive Producer
  • Crash Bash (2000, PlayStation) — Producer, Designer
  • Spyro: Year of the Dragon (2000, PlayStation) — Design Consultant
  • Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy (2001, PS2) — Programmer
  • Ratchet and Clank (2002, PS2) – Designer
  • Jak II (2003, PS2) — Programmer, Designer
  • Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando (2003, PS2) — Designer
  • Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal (2004, PS2) — Design Consultant
  • Resistance: Fall of Man (2006, PS3) — Design Consultant
  • Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune (2007, PS3) — Design Consultant
  • Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction (2007, PS3) — Design Consultant
  • Resistance 2 (2008, PS3) — Designer
  • God of War III (2010, PS3) — Design Consultant
  • Killzone 3 (2011, PS3) — Design Consultant
  • Knack (2013, PS4) – Director

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Tech Review: Amped Wireless AC1200 Wi-Fi PCI-E

RGN Tech

When coming home to find a new computer item it’s like Christmas morning or being a kid in a candy store. With all the high amounts of data that comes to us via the internet we need something to connect our computers to our routers and now may i introduce you to the PC120E. This high power AC1200 Wi-Fi PCI-E adapter is a true beast in any tower and provides the best Wi-Fi solution on the market. Originally introduced back at CES 2014 this card shown awesome promise of amazing Wi-Fi from a PCI-E solution, the data transfer speeds of up to 300 Mbps which rival having a cable jacked in across a network. The range that a user can get from the card is spectacular with mounting the antenna kit on top of my case I can receive signal from my router 3 rooms away which has several forms of interface along the way. The ability to use the 5Ghz band on both the router I’m using and paired with the AC1200 makes for an amazing experience.

Setup for the Amped Wireless AC1200 Wi-Fi PCI-E is extremely simple, the box comes with the card itself, two high gain dual band antennas, an antenna stand, and the installation software. The installation takes little to no time and with the included software the user can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Wi-Fi Analytics Tool is a free software that can be downloaded from the Amped Wireless website it includes everything the user needs to know about their wireless network including a time graph, 2.4GHz channels, 5 GHz channels and all the networks around the users. Details also include: SSID, channel, RSSI, Security, MAC address, MAX rate, Vendor, and Network type.

Amped Wireless PCI-E Review

Specifications List:

Wireless Standard:

  • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac

Frequency Band:

  • 2.4GHz / 5.0GHz

Wireless Speed:

  • 2.4GHz: 300Mbps (Tx/Rx)
  • 5.0GHz: 867Mbps (Tx/Rx)

Wireless Security:

  • WEP, WPA, WPA2


  • 2 x 2.4GHz Amplifiers
  • 2 x 5.0GHz Amplifiers
  • 4 x Low Noise Amplifiers


  • High Gain Dual Band 5dBi Antennas
  • 2 x RJ-SMA Antenna Connectors


  • PCI-E


  • 1 Year

Setup Requirements:

  • Available Wireless 2.4GHz or 5.0GHz 802.11a/b/g/n or ac network
  • Windows® XP, Vista, 7, or 8
  • CD/DVD drive
  • 100MB of free disk space
  • One available PCI-E Slot

Package Contents:

  • 1 x High Power AC1200 Wi-Fi PCI-E Adapter
  • 2 x Detachable High Gain Dual Band Antennas
  • 1 x Magnetic Antenna Stand
  • 1 x Setup Guide
  • 1 x CD: User’s Guide and Software

*Includes low profile & standard profile mounting brackets

Final Verdict:

The Amped Wireless AC1200 Wi-Fi PCI-E Adapter is one awesome piece of hardware, with great potential for the future. With the addition of a proper AC wireless router this card can really blaze past the competition, at the current price point I feel that it might be overlooked since most wireless cards like this are a bit cheaper but the amount of performance more than makes up for the steep price of entry. But i would highly recommend this card to anyone with a AC wireless router or in the market for a Wi-Fi PCI-E card with high performance.

Overall Score: 8 / 10

RGN Rating: Silver Accessory

Manufacturer: Amped Wireless

Review Copy Info: A review sample of this product was provided to RealGamerNewz by the Manufacturer for the purpose of this Review.

More Info | Buy Here

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Amazon Fire TV Released For $99 (1080P HD, 60FPS) w/ Over 100 Games Including Minecraft: Pocket Edition

Amazon Fire TV Gaming Console - Android

Oculus Rift won’t be getting any support from Minecraft, but the Amazon Fire TV has been announced today and released for $99.99 with the Fire Game Controller running $39.99 and over 100 games already existing on the device (starting at 99 cents a piece, averaging at $1.85 each, and obviously we’re talking digital games here).

Finally, an Android-based device that you can plug into your TV and do Gaming properly without worrying about garbage controllers or a brand that will fade and leave you with a paperweight some time later. The Amazon Fire TV is capable of starting videos immediately without buffering and has 3X PROCESSING POWER of the Apple TV as well as 2GB of memory making it 4X MORE MEMORY than the AppleTV. Amazon Fire TV is going to be streaming movies and television shows at Full 1080P High Definition with 7.1 Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound Audio through either of its HDMI or Optical outputs.

Amazon has also announced that some games will end up exclusive to the Amazon Store and Amazon family of devices in the future, though the Amazon Fire TV will support thousands of games “soon” with over 100 available for the device now. In addition to the video game offerings the device has debuted with the Amazon Fire TV also has the following features:

Included w/ Purchase: WIFI (Internal b/g/n), Remote Control (no line of sight required), Ethernet (wired port), Certified Dolby Digital Plus Surround Sound, HDMI Video Output (1080P HD), Voice Search Functionality, Optical Output, Quad Core Processor, 2GB Memory, USB Input, Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU, Bluetooth 4.0, 2 AAA batteries (for remote), 1 Year Limited Warranty.

Movie / TV / Music Support:

Hollywood Ticker
Kino Lorber
RealPlayer Cloud
Bloomberg TV
TuneIn Radio
HuffPost Live
Post TV
NowThis News
Magisto TV
Watch ESPN
NBA Game Time
Thuuz Sports
ACC Digital Network

Look & Cook
Hulu Plus
Showtime Anytime
Smithsonian Channel
Red Bull TV
Redux TV
Tubi TV
Film Movement
Hasbro Studios
All Fitness TV
Classic TV
MBC On Demand

Coming Soon: HBO GO, Amazon MP3 Library Support

Amazon FreeTime: Kids mode for letting non-adults enjoy television and movies without any inappropriate content getting in the way. Simplified controls are also used in this mode and lock the kids out of things that aren’t for them. Daily Time Limits and Custom Restrictions can also be used in this Parental Protection setup.

RealGamerNewz will have more on this device soon, check out our new dedicated Amazon Fire TV Section once the device has time to settle in and make its mark!

Order Amazon Fire TV Now

amazon fire tv specs

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SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset Review

H Wireless Gaming Headset Review

The first thing users experience when they put on a pair of SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headsets is the comfort level and flexibility of the accessory. Users can wear these over a hat comfortably. It becomes evidently clear upon getting your first listen that they also provide a great value for the sound quality and technical quality provided. The battery life is very good fresh out of the box, and holds up pretty well over the initial span of time they were tested through.

The unit comes with a spare battery which is charged in the docking station attached to the audio mixer. this is where devices are hooked up through USB, Optical Audio cable, or standard audio cables depending on the input device being used. It sounds good loud, and it sounds good quiet; with good bass and treble at pretty much every level of sound. There is a little bit of a tweak once you hit a certain gate after which you are basically pushing the unit to the max, however it performs very well once users adjust and adapt the experience to the types of frequencies they are trying to play.

For those looking for detailed specs, here they are straight from the horse’s mouth:

SteelSeries H Wireless Headset Specs

I found that the SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset sounds better for music and surround sound gaming than a lot of other headsets on the market and for the price point SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headsets are very high quality and do precisely what users would expect. Listening to FLAC files with lossless encoding from my favorite artists or testing out the latest virtual hologram audio in computer and console games is a great experience. Many other headsets have a tinny sort of sound associated with their frequency, but this headset transcends expectations and provides a refresh, clean, and strong sound throughout.

The unit can use two batteries therefore a wire never has to be plugged in at any time. The base unit that provides the processing for mixing, etc. will take a battery within it and charge it. The headset also has a USB compatible port for direct connections. The mixer uses Optical Audio for consoles like the PlayStation 4 for example (but not limited to it). Having tiny arrows that show users which way to gently unscrew and then tighten these hidden ports (for battery and hard wired tasks) is a nice touch and keeps the experience feeling high class and like the customer is being taken care of with extra thorough care.

This unit produces very detailed and subtle sound effects that sound like they are coming from the same room as the listener LiveMix filters out voice chat and gameplay sound perfectly without tweaking but can also be fine tuned to what the gamer wants to hear. It is compatible with Dolby Pro Logic and Dolby Digital across multiple platforms including Windows and Mac OS X platforms, PlayStation platforms, Xbox platforms, and Mobile platforms.

Final Verdict:

All in all, there is virtually nothing to complain about and everything to praise with the SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset coming in at a respectable price point with quality normally expected only from higher priced products. The sounds are crisp and clear with the unit itself displaying a luxury feel producing physical comfort to go along with the sweet melodies and audio auras of your favorite video games. As always there is going to be room for improvement, and with this device we would like to see more customization for the mixer base device in future refresh efforts done with this concept if possible. The SteelSeries H Wireless Gaming Headset receives a 9.7 out of 10 making it a Platinum RGN Device.

Official Trailer:

Overall Score: 9.7 / 10

RGN Tech Rating: Platinum Device

Manufacturer: SteelSeries

Review Copy Info: A review sample was provided to RealGamerNewz by the manufacturer for the purpose of the review.

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ASUS Geforce GTX 770 DC2OC-2GD5 Unboxing and Overview [HD 1080P]

Geforce GTX 770

An Unboxing and Overview of the Geforce GTX 770 DC2OC-2GD5 Graphics Card from ASUS.

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PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset – Specs, Price, Release Date Questions Answered

PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset

With fans ready to gear up for the PS4 with Sony’s new PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset, questions naturally have arisen to the recently announced peripheral seen in video format below.


As for the price, Sony has confirmed the device will have a recommended tag of $99.99 in North America. It is compatible with the Sony PS3, Vita, PlayStation 4, and with Windows PC / Mac OS X operating systems. The lead platform the PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset is being designed for is PlayStation 4.


The full specs have not been released yet but we do know the device is capable of Virtual 7.1 Surround Sound to certain formats of programming (and does Stereo on others) and is capable of using exclusive audio tuning features with PlayStation 4 software including games and film. We also know that Sony has claimed to obtain 8 hours of “straight gameplay” for battery life vastly improving over previous models and even outlasting the DualShock 4 itself (which is rumored to be due for an optimization on battery power soon). PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset works the same way as its predecessor when it comes to PS4 and PS3 connectivity. A USB chip is plugged into the game system and communicates the sound as well as other information to the game system.

If players are using a VITA then an audio cable (which is supplied with the PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset) is plugged into the VITA and the headset. The microphone quality is expected to be good based on previous models, with new technology for canceling background noise even better than before. The audio cancellation of others is also useful as players can manually adjust the volume of the player chat versus the gameplay in previous models and this is expected to remain as a feature in the new PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset.

In some cases, developers can literally create their own virtual surround sound tuning settings for the device to be used automatically such as in the PS4 exclusive Infamous: Second Son for the most innovative and adjusted experience possible. This news comes alongside the firmware update 1.60 for PS4 that allows old Pulse Elites and Wireless Headsets to work with the PS4 which originally did not. So this is thereby a luxury item for those looking for a new peripheral and not being forced on the public PS4 user-base as they can just as easily use existing Turtle Beach, SteelSeries, Gioteck, or Sony headsets that they’ve used all along on the PS3 now that the firmware has been updated on the PS4.

PlayStation 4 Gold Wireless Headset

Release Date:

As to when we can expect a release date for this device, announcements should be incoming during the next week or two. The PlayStation Gold Wireless Headset is expected to release February 2014 (this month). Stay tuned to the RealGamerNewz.com Tech Section for more info on upcoming devices and gadgets of all sizes and sorts.

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RGN Podcast: Sony Bringing Virtual Reality Headset To Both PS4 + PC [Specs, Price, + Info Here]

RGN Podcast - September 27

– Exact specs for Sony’s two models (based on pre-existing HMZ-T1 + HMZ-T3W) of their upcoming Virtual Reality Headset

– Currently Wearable HDTV Technology Discussed

– Platform Support Includes Both Steam and PlayStation 4 Games

– Price Range, Graphics Format Support, 3D + 4K Support, HDMI Ports Discussed

– PlayStation 4 Eye Required To Use Virtual Headset On PS4

– OLED Technology and Release Date Window Discussed

– And More [Listen / Watch Show Below]

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Hi-Resolution Screenshots of 1440P HD ‘Project CARS’ Racing Game and Confirmation for PS4 + Xbox ONE Versions

RealGamerNewz Car Jump

You may recall our article about the 1440P High Definition footage which emerged for Project CARS. At the time the game was still in very, very early stages business-wise. Now it seems things are moving forward nicely. A slew of new screenshots have been released (found below in our RealGamerNewz.com gallery) and a PlayStation 4 version as well as Xbox ONE version of the game have been confirmed for those who can’t afford to pony up for a Windows PC capable of running such a beast of a racing game / simulator.

Take a look for yourselves (Video 1 | Video 2 | Screenshots Below). A Nintendo Wii U version was also announced by the developer.

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PlayStation 4 – Your Questions for Mark Cerny Answered [HD]

Sony PS4 #4ThePlayers

Your Questions for Mark Cerny are Answered about the PlayStation 4.

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