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gamescom 2017: HP announces new OMEN X Laptop powered by Windows 10

Built for gaming enthusiasts and esports athletes seeking uncompromised performance, the OMEN X Laptop with Windows 10 is built to support virtual reality, while engineered with thermal tech to support unlocked CPUs and factory-overclocked GPUs. Plus, it’s packed with memory options for unparalleled gaming performance in a stunning design with customizable lighting.
For Windows 10 gamers, this device is equipped with native, live game streaming through the Game bar with Mixer, Game Mode, to battle system resource contention, connect with their gaming community through the Xbox app, DirectX 12 support, and more. You can choose between the 17-inch 4K display option for ultimate high-resolution gaming, or the 120Hz 1080p display options for fast refresh rates and smooth visuals.

VR-ready on all configurations and include features that enhance gameplay:
Mechanical and RGB LED-per key backlit keyboard, including 2.5 mm travel with tactile feel; RGB LED per key for customizable key maps; independent, programmable macro keys; and, N-Key rollover on every key for anti-ghosting functions
17-inch 4K display option for ultimate high-resolution gaming, or 120Hz 1080p display options for fast refresh rates and smooth visuals; and all configurations are NVIDIA G-Sync enabled for reduced image tearing
DTS Headphone:X for simulated surround sound with any headset and premium sound featuring HP Dual Speakers with Audio by Bang & Olufsen

Custom-tuning capabilities, including:
Intel 7th gen Core i7 CPUs with unlocked options for overclocking, XMP memory options for memory overclocking and tested profiles up to DDR4-2800, and factory-overclocked graphics cards up to NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
RAID0 SSD option for ultra-fast game loading, PCIe SSD+HDD storage options, or standalone 1 TB 7200 rpm HDD option
Thermal management including high-performance fans to increase airflow and an integrated vapor chamber on select models* with four 3.5 mm heat pipes improve heat transfer from the GPU and CPU to the four rear-corner-mounted radiators
The OMEN Command Center Software to manage CPU and RAM overclocking, gaming network traffic and latency in online games, and chassis and keyboard lighting

Crafted for expansion with easy upgrading of the system capabilities or swapping parts:
Single access panel to HDD, SSDs, and RAM, so all end-user replaceable components are easily accessible
Connect to a range of different gaming accessories with: three USB 3.0 Type A, two Thunderbolt 3-certified USB 3.1 Type C, HDMI 2.0a with HDR support, Mini DisplayPort, RJ45 and a multi-format media card reader
Dual audio jack with separate microphone input and headset jacks (input/output)
Pricing and availability: The OMEN X Laptop is expected to be available later this year at HP.com, starting at $1,999. For more information on the all-new OMEN X Laptop, visit hp.com/go/omenxlaptop.

All the news and announcements from Xbox at gamescom in three minutes

Below are some additional news highlights out of gamescom 2017 from Xbox Wire.
World’s Most Powerful Console Makes European Debut and Kickstarts Global Pre-orders

LIMITED pre-orders are now open and available for Xbox One X here.
During Xbox @ gamescom Live, we announced global pre-orders for Xbox One X starting, with a limited edition, fan-inspired design of the world’s most powerful console that features a custom color, vertical stand and the words “Project Scorpio” printed on the console and also printed on the Xbox Wireless Controller. LIMITED pre-orders are now open and available here. Nov. 7 can’t come soon enough! Read more on Xbox Wire.
Forza Motorsport 7 Delivers the Ultimate PC Racing Experience

During Xbox @ gamescom Live, we talked to fans about our commitment to bring all PC players a world-class racing experience with Forza Motorsport 7 for Windows 10 PCs . We unveiled the game’s PC specifications with an approachable wide range of hardware configurations and a massive list of more than 30 supported peripherals. We also announced that for the first time ever, fans will be able to play the Forza Motorsport 7 demo on Windows 10 PCs prior to the game’s release. Read more on Xbox Wire.
Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare Launches on September 26

Halo nation, a collective embrace please. On stage at gamescom 2017, we announced Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare is launching on Sept. 26 on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC! Read more at Xbox Wire.
ReCore Definitive Edition Brings Players HDR, New Adventures and T8-NK Corebot!

We are excited to announce the ReCore Definitive Edition which lets players experience the game’s mysterious and dynamic world with enhanced visuals (increased resolution and HDR), a brand-new adventure, “Eye of Obsidian”, and the long-awaited T8-NK Corebot (“Tank”) who joins Joule, Mack, Seth, Duncan, and Violet as they explore new environments and dungeons while battling the deadly “Obsidian Cult”. Read more on Xbox Wire.
In Sea of Thieves, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC Players Can Embark on Their Pirate Voyages Together

We’re super excited to be at gamescom, showing off the magic of cross-play for the first time in Sea of Thieves. On the show floor, you can play together on Windows 10 PCs and Xbox One S, so if you’re at the show, be sure to swing by and experience it at the Xbox booth! Sea of Thieves as an experience is perfectly suited for cross-play, and we love how it brings our players together, regardless of device. An important part of cross-play is obviously our Windows 10 PC version and ensuring we deliver the experience our players expect. At gamescom, we’re showing our support for 21:9 displays and the game running in 4K resolution at 60 frames per second. Read more on Xbox Wire.
Top three moments from Age of Empires Live

We celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the Age of Empires franchise, shared some exciting news on Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and announced our plans for a brand-new title – Age of Empires IV. We’re highlighting the top three moments from the broadcast. Read more in our Windows Blog post.
To catch up on all the Xbox news announced at gamescom 2017, head over to Xbox Wire. You can also watch all the videos from Xbox at gamescom 2017 over on the Xbox YouTube channel.

gamescom 2017: Top three moments from Age of Empires Live

At gamescom 2017, we celebrated the 20-year anniversary of the Age of Empires franchise, shared some exciting news on Age of Empires: Definitive Edition and announced our plans for a brand-new title – Age of Empires IV. We’re highlighting the top three moments from the broadcast here you, but in case you missed it and want to catch the full broadcast above.
Here are the top three moments from Age of Empires Live
Age of Empires: Definitive Edition Launch

The Definitive Edition for the original Age of Empires will launch later this year on October 19, 2017. Built as an homage to PC gamers everywhere, Age of Empires: Definitive Edition will show the classic at its best, exclusively for Windows 10 and available for purchase from the Windows Store.
Announcing Definitive Editions for Age of Empires II and Age of Empires III
We created the Age of Empires: Definitive Edition to honor fans of the series and PC gamers everywhere, we wanted to commit to improving the entire franchise. Get ready for history to repeat itself and be sure to keep your eye on AgeOfEmpires.com for more information.
Age of Empires IV

We are thrilled to continue growing the empire and excited to share that we are working with Relic Entertainment on a brand-new title for the Age of Empires franchise – Age of Empires IV. Relic Entertainment has a wealth of experience in creating high-quality RTS games, making them the ideal partner to develop Age of Empires IV. We are thrilled to be working with them and can’t wait for fans to see their unique and exciting contribution to the Age of Empires franchise. We’ll have more to share in the future, so stay tuned to AgeOfEmpires.com!
To catch up all of our gaming news out of gamescom head over to Xbox Wire.

gamescom 2017: Lenovo announces new Legion gaming towers powered by Windows 10

Powered by Windows 10—the best version of Windows for gaming, these Lenovo Legion towers give PC gamers a level of customization, power, and selection that fits their needs. They arrive equipped to take advantage of unlocked frame rate, native, live game streaming with Mixer, through the Game bar, your gaming community with Xbox Live through the Xbox app, DirectX 12 support, and more.
With the Windows 10 Creators Update, you can also take advantage of the new Paint 3D app and Remix3D.com community and features including Nightlight and mini view. There’s also fast and secure browsing with Microsoft Edge, your digital personal assistant Cortana,* and comprehensive protection with Windows Defender. The Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor completes the experience with a high-end 24.5-inch Full HD (FHD) display, giving you crystal-clear visuals and the latest in HDR support.
Let’s take a closer look at these new devices:
Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower: Game Mode (Hard)

The VR-ready Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower was designed for the most serious PC gamer. This fully-stacked machine runs on Windows 10 and houses up to 7th Gen Intel Core™ i7-7700K quad-core processors designed to run the most demanding games, from visceral first-person shooters (FPS) to atmospheric space simulators at optimum, uninterrupted speeds.

Powered by up to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 8GB graphics card
Optional 32GB 2800Mhz CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX overclockable DDR4 memory and optional integrated Asetek liquid cooling to overclock your CPU
Pricing and availability: Lenovo Legion Y920 Tower with CORSAIR VENGEANCE LPX overclockable DDR4 memory will be available on lenovo.com starting at $1,999.99 in October 20171. To learn more about pricing and availability in your region visit, lenovo.com.
Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower: Game Mode (Medium)

Loaded with Windows 10 and up to a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700, up to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 8GB graphics and optional 16GB Intel Optane memory for fast computing, the Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower offers the critical package of processing and graphical prowess for playing the most demanding titles. Survive battlegrounds with ease and assurance, and blast through an alien invasion without a hiccup on the Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower.

Pricing and availability: Lenovo Legion Y720 Tower will be available on lenovo.com starting at $999.99 in October 20171. To learn more about pricing and availability in your region visit, lenovo.com.
Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower: Game Mode (Easy)

Up to a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 GPU and up to a 7th Gen Intel Core i7-7700 processor
Arrives with Lenovo Entertainment Hub, an app for access to a vast catalog of popular video game codes with VR upscaling on select FPS games 1
Upgrades easily if you want to swap parts – making the Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower a great introduction to PC gaming

Pricing and availability: Lenovo Legion Y520 Tower will be available on lenovo.com starting at $899.99 in October 20171. To learn more about pricing and availability in your region visit, lenovo.com.
Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor: Game Mode (Bonus)

A 24.5-inch FHD display with a 144Hz refresh rate for sharp undistorted images brings out incredible details and textures in your favorite games
All-new HDR capabilities including 400 nits of brightness, and a near-frameless display
Incredibly fast 1ms extreme response time, equipping players for any high-octane firefight with little-to-no lag
Pricing and availability: To learn more about pricing and availability on the Lenovo Legion Y25f Gaming Monitor in your region visit, lenovo.com.
Whether you’re a seasoned gamer or new to PC gaming, Lenovo’s got you covered with the latest speedy and powerful Lenovo Legion family – experience every open world or battle arena you enter as the creators intended. Discover more at lenovo.com/gaming. All products are available on lenovo.com. 2
*Cortana available in select markets. 1 Lenovo Entertainment Hub requires Windows 10 Creators Update. 2 Prices may not include tax and do not include shipping or options and are subject to change without notice; additional terms and conditions apply. Reseller prices may vary. On-shelf dates may vary by geography and products may only be available in selected markets. All offers subject to availability. Lenovo reserves the right to alter product offerings, features and specifications at any time without notice.