Alienware and XPS Getting Oculus Ready

first_imgAs you may have seen, Oculus posted a blog providing some additional detail around what it takes to get Oculus Ready. Alienware has been collaborating with Oculus on their certification program from the start and together we’ve been able to establish the best configuration requirements to drive the ideal VR experience.“Rest your head, jaded traveller. Slip on your goggles and feel the fleshy shackles of your life-that-was fall away with a gentle click,” wrote Rich Wordsworth on the RedBull blog. “Reality is dead.”VR is such a new and exciting frontier and choosing the right amount of performance to power your experience is paramount at this early stage; customers will want to be sure the configurations that power their headsets are tested and proven. With the Oculus Ready program, we hope to indicate to our community that through the rigor applied in our mutual quality testing we have delivered the right solutions with the right performance and at the best price. Pre-orders continue for the Oculus Rift and now, as the Oculus Ready program comes to fruition we’re excited to offer official Oculus Ready configurations beginning today!XPS 8900 SE:  Intel Core i5 6400, Windows 10, 8 GB DDR4 Memory, 1 TB Hard Drive, NVIDIA® GTX 970Alienware X51: Intel Core i5 6400, Windows 10, 8 GB DDR4 Memory, 1 TB Hard Drive, NVIDIA® GTX 970Alienware X51: Intel Core i5 6400, Windows 10, 16 GB DDR4 Memory, 256GB SSD, NVIDIA® GTX 970Alienware Area 51:  Intel i7-5820K, Windows 10, 16 GB DDR4 Memory, 128GB SSD + 2 TB 7200RPM , NVIDIA® GTX 980Not only are the Oculus Ready certified configurations uniquely developed and configured for impressive VR performance, we’ve teamed up with Oculus to deliver these systems, when bundled with an Oculus Rift, at a discount. By going through the Oculus Rift pre-order process you’ll automatically receive a coupon for $200 off one of the Oculus Ready Alienware & XPS solutions.  The coupons can apply to any of the Oculus Ready desktops and enable the ability to get yourself a sweet VR desktop for less than $1000. To redeem, look for updates in your Oculus Rift Order History; down the page you’ll see the Special Offers section (as seen below) which will include a link and promo code for your Oculus Ready PC.For Alienware, we’re just as excited to start the VR revolution as anyone, and doing it with our community is what makes it that much sweeter. As we all countdown to product availability and track our pre-order shipments, Alienware will be encouraging the community to speak up on your initial experiences. With an industry transition as big as this, opinions and experiences are sure to vary widely. We hope to drive the conversation around how to get the most from your Alienware VR set-up and facilitate an honest dialogue around the community’s insight and input. After all, we’ve been innovating for PC gamers for nearly 20 years and that would never be possible without the honest and active feedback from our community.So get geared up, get Oculus Ready and let’s all speak up. If you aren’t a member of Alienware Arena, sign up and make sure you don’t miss anything! Follow us on Twitter @Alienware and keep an eye out for us on Facebook. In the immediate near turn, please sign on and watch our Twitter stream as we’ll have the latest updates and information during this awesome, exciting time.&nbsp;</p><p>last_img read more

Serie A approves creation of TV rights media company

first_imgTopics : The allocation of TV rights for 2018-21 disappointed Serie A as there was little change in the final amount from the previous period at a time when the value of TV rights for other major European leagues soared. The 2018-21 rights were awarded before Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus in the summer of 2018.Italian media report the league has received two offers to join the new media company, with one group — backed by funds CVC, Advent and FSI — reportedly offering 1.5 billion euros for a 10 percent stake. The clubs will have to vote again before outside investors can be formally invited by the league, but the windfall would be significant for teams that have suffered financially during the coronavirus crisis.  Serie A clubs on Wednesday approved the creation of a media firm charged with handling the league’s TV rights, the first step towards a potential opening to private investment into the football league.The decision to create the new company was unanimously approved by the 20 sides currently in Italy’s top flight during an assembly held in Milan, with the main aim to increase revenues from TV rights.Currently Serie A generates 973 million euros (1.1 billion euros) each year from domestic broadcasters and 371 million euros from foreign broadcasters.last_img read more

New hotel room openings to drive increased Okada Manila GGR in 4Q18

first_imgThe sales decline was attributed to higher VIP table game revenue in the prior quarter due to a “one-time temporary spike in volumes due to junket grand opening events.”However, Universal said that the one-time VIP spike aside, sales actually increased in 3Q18 on the back of new marketing initiatives and the improved operation of gaming tables and slot machines. It added that Okada Manila now has the highest number of installed tables and machines in the Philippines, helping drive significant growth in Adjusted EBITDA to JPY1.08 billion, up from JPY269 million in the second quarter and JPY20 million in the first quarter of 2018.“The increase in the adjusted segment EBITDA is attributed to increasing gross gaming revenues from the first quarter to the third quarter and greater proportion of higher margin mass market gross gaming revenues,” Universal stated.More importantly, the company expects revenues to continue heading north as the year winds down as more of its 1,000 hotel rooms come online, with only around 500 currently operational.“We will continue to expand attractions and amenities with the highest priority,” Universal said. “In the fourth quarter of 2018, additional hotel rooms are expected to be open. This will help support continued growth in the casino business as well as better position the resort to host large group events and foreign tour groups.“VIP casino revenues are expected to continue growing driven by the addition of new junkets, and improved room supply and amenities attracting more demand from existing junkets.“Mass market table and gaming machine revenue is expected to continue growing as marketing initiatives continue to be implemented and improved and the property continues to ramp up. Increasing number of hotel rooms, retail outlets and other amenities is expected to drive additional visitation and mass market casino revenues.”Universal last week released its October gaming figures for Okada Manila, with GGR reaching Php2.68 billion (US$51 million) and Adjusted EBITDA at Php370.6 million (US$7 million) – both the highest of any month since Okada Manila opened in late 2016. Philippines rejects China’s call to ban online gambling 181 Chinese nationals arrested in dispute over POGO accreditation status Strong VIP growth sees Okada Manila GGR climb 72% in August RelatedPosts Japan’s Universal Entertainment Corporation says it expects the impending opening of another batch of hotel rooms at its Philippines integrated resort, Okada Manila, to drive a significant increase in revenue following a sequential decline in net sales in 3Q18.Universal announced its third quarter results late Friday, with net sales – categorized as gross gaming revenue minus taxes and jackpots – for the period down 4.3% to JPY12.19 billion (US$107.9 million) and operating loss increasing 7.8% to JPY1.74 billion (US$15.4 million). Load Morelast_img read more