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Store Updates

Store Updates (22)

Wednesday, 11 March 2020 20:01

5 Things Helping Us Keep Coronavirus Free

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In normal times we are always cleaning. When we opened almost 14 years ago SARS wasn't that distant of a memory so we were serious from the start.  With E3 now canceling on the heals of SXSW we are happy to have taken action early.  We have several cleaning methods which already included bleach.  In mid February we ordered a device that produces a biocide that has proven effective on coronaviruses as an extra precaution for daily sanitation through the air.  This was in addition to the hand sanitizer we already have on the front counter which we started doing last year before flu season.  Well hand sanitizer has run out so we have made our own from aloe vera gel and rubbing alcohol.  We now clean gaming stations including the keyboards, mice, controllers, and headsets as customers finish up playing. 

 

The 4th thing that is helpful is we have 4 separate gaming rooms which splits up people into smaller groups.  Want to game only with your group of friends.  We can do that.  No only are the rooms separated, but each room has a dedicated ductless AC unit.  That means no ducts for air to flow through from room to room, or to spread dust, mold or anything else.  We hope that soon we can forget about one of the worst flu seasons in a decade soon, and that coronavirus does not hit the Austin area.  In the meantime we will remain diligent in our approach to cleaning as warmer weather approaches.  

Also as a reminder you are welcome to bring your own controllers, headsets, mice, and keyboards for play!  We have always supported that, and it is a good way to have some extra protection. 

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 21:13

Ryzen 3000 CPU Upgrades Coming

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So last month at E3 we got our first look at the Ryzen 3000 series as well as AMD's new 5700 series GPUs.  We  have been testing the Ryzen 3600 all of the past week, and we love it.  We will soon begin to upgrade all Uber PCs to 3000 series CPUs.  In PUBG alone we are seeing 20 to 30 frames per second increases for a CPU that will be a drop in upgrade once we update our BIOS!  

Wednesday, 17 July 2019 20:54

13 Year Anniversary Celebration 7/17-7/20

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Our 13 year anniversary celebration starts today!  It begins with special 6 hour regular passes for $13, and Uber 3 hour passes for $13!  This lasts until this Saturday the 20th.  Come Sunday it is over.  Also join us for brisket we are making specially for Saturday!  You must buy at least a 3 hour pass to get some!  Lastly have you gotten your custom Game Republik jersey?  Grab one here in men's or women's sizes!  See you this week!

Upgrades have come just in time for the holidays!  In Orange room we are fully PlayerUnknown's Battleground ready!  Uber computers 9 and 10 are upgraded with new Radeon 580s.  PC 3 and 4 were the last video card holdouts with new Radeon 570s installed.  We are almost fully Ryzen 5 upgraded in Orange as well.  Lastly a 5th Uber PC is coming soon with a 2K 144hz Freesync monitor!

Monday, 09 October 2017 18:23

LED Backlighting For The Screens

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We are adding some accent lighting in all of the rooms to spiff things up a bit as we do some other cosmetic improvements as we also roll our hardware upgrades out. 

Monday, 09 October 2017 16:25

AMD Ryzen Upgrades In Progress!

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We are working upgrading all of our computers to AMD Ryzens!  First up we have already done Uber PCs 9 and 10!  Performance is great especially for our growing Playerunknown's Battlegrounds matches!

Wednesday, 03 May 2017 22:51

VR In Console Room With More Games!

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We have added a second VR station with a HTC Vive in the console room. It gives us a full room experience with even more space to play in!  We have added so many games most recently with Batman Arkham VR, Serious Sam, and Rick and Morty all in virtual reality goodness.   The new dedicated box includes a M2 SSD for really fast load times.  We are at almost 100 VR games!  Check out the full list on our website.

Saturday, 24 December 2016 03:27

Happy Holidays! We Are Open Every Day But Christmas!

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Happy Holidays to everyone!  We will be open every day but Christmas for repairs, and for gaming!  Christmas Eve we will be here until at least 10PM, but if busy enough we may stay later.  Check out our Facebook page for updates on that or give us a call!  Merry Christmas!

Friday, 15 July 2016 04:04

We Are A Pokémon Go PokéStop!

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We are a Pokémon Go PokéStop! There are about 10 total in walking distance, and 2 Gyms!  We are popping lures all the time, and full time all 10 year anniversary weekend!  So we have VR and now AR!

 

 

Sunday, 19 June 2016 18:46

Oculus Rift Ready For Play!

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Our Oculus Rift is now set up in addition to the HTC Vive.  The headset is definitely lighter than the Vive, and the visual quality is a bit better as well.  The motion controllers are not yet available for it still so it is more of a sit down experience.  Right now we have several demos, and we are prepping more games as well. For now we have the following games and demos:
Adr1ft
Eve Valkyrie
Farlands
Lucky's Tale
Radial G Racing Revolved
For the most updated VR games list check out our Virtual Reality section. 
Also remember if you are looking to upgrade your PC for VR, or build a new PC no one in Austin builds a box like we do.  We have been PC gaming since the 80s!
 
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