So for those of you who haven’t heard, Origin is starting to put some pressure on steam when it comes to online gaming solutions. Origin is EA’s version of steam, and while you may be groaning already, please just humor me for a bit. Origin is an EA game specific launch pad of sorts and only has a small selection of games if you were to compare it to steam. But this isn’t the best comparison because they aren’t made for the same purposes.
Nvidia recently revealed two new cards last night under the names of the GTX 1080 and GTX 1070. These cards are extremely powerful as well as extremely affordable in reference to their power (If you look at the price tag alone you might not agree). As far as prices go, the 1070 will be available for $449 and claims to buy Titan-X level performance. As a point of reference their current top-of-the-line product is the Titan X, which retails at roughly $1,000. The 1080 will be available for $699 and claims to be more powerful than two GTX 980 cards running in unison.
Everybody has heard of VR by now, as the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift have taken the market by storm. Before this point most people only had an idea of VR from movies such as James Cameron's Avatar, which technically wasn't really VR anyway. The essence was there however, using technology to put yourself in another place, world, dimension, etc. This post would mostly be dedicated to the Vive, as I feel that it has more to talk about.