Originally Published on the Official Blast Away the Game Review Facebook Page
Written by Devon Day
RedBull and eSports are kinda like hand and glove within the competitive gaming community. Both are big, although RedBull is under the eSports banner, and both bring very wanted attention towards PC players around the globe, most notably in StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm. However, companies like the GPU Graphics Card powerhouse NVIDIA has always wanted to step into the eSports scene. Well, for those of you who support their products, your dedication has payed off, as they are now the official partner of technology, and pioneering this new deal is their Maxwell Architecture. Long story short, this architecture will allow shaper picture quality, better contrast, and a technology NVIDIA calls Voxel Global Illumination (VXGI) to make 1080p almost look like 4K resolution.
The Voxel Global Illumination works in two different ways in what NVIDIA calls Global illumination and Multi-Frame Anti Aliasing. Global illumination increases the clarity and definition of shadow effects, lighting, particle effects and reflections of surfaces. Muti-Frame Anti-Aliasing, on the other hand, reduces blur, stutter and lag. While this doesn’t sound too important, one key word is lag; something EVERY Pro-Gamer or competitive gamer hates with a passion.
As is in many competitions, using the latest and greatest technology won’t do you any good if your skill and strategy doesn’t match up well against your opponents. I, myself, was a semi-pro Black Ops 2, Halo: Reach, and Battlefield 3 player, so skill and strategy is critical and will mean victory or defeat. For those of you who want to see the best of the best in StarCraft 2: Heart of the Swarm, here is all you need to know, and we at Blast Away The Game Review wish all of the players good luck!!
September 20th -21st, 2014
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With that said, what are your thoughts on competitive gaming? Do you think it helps the gaming industry as a whole, or do you think it is pointless and invites more irresponsibility among the players? What game would you like to see go into the eSports spotlight? What you deem for a game to be competitive. Please comment your thoughts and feelings below.
Again, as always, thank you for reading. On behalf of all the writers at Blast Away The Game Review, we hope to see you again! Until next time, this is Devon Day;