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Written by Ex0du5_2169 on Saturday, January 28th, 2017

A convention just for tabletop gaming? Sounds like an adventure to me!

Penny Arcade have just announced a new event, this time aimed at catering solely to the tabletop gaming community. The new convention, named: PAX Unplugged, rides on the success of other PAX events and looks to be rather interesting.

As an avid player of Magic the Gathering, DnD, Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower and various other tabletop games, I have to admit, the concept of a tabletop convention is rather exciting.

“With the rise of popularity of board games, we wanted to provide a dedicated space where fans can come together,” said Jerry Holkins, co-founder, Penny Arcade. “We will continue to have tabletop games at every PAX, but Unplugged will focus on stepping away from the TV, monitor and phone to foster face-to-face multiplayer experiences.”

According to the press release, badges for PAX Unplugged will go on sale in the spring. It might be time to start saving, don’t you think?

From card games to tabletop adventures, PAX Unplugged will be sure to have it all!

From card games to tabletop adventures. PAX Unplugged will be sure to have it all!

 

An area that is often neglected at conventions here in the UK, tabletop gaming is, for all intents and purposes, the older sibling of video gaming. I’m glad to see that there is enough interest to dedicate an event to it, even if it is quite a distance from me.

PAX Unplugged is set to take place between November the 17th to November the 19th 2017 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center in Philadelphia. So, if you live there, or have the money to travel, then you might consider taking a trip to the event. I certainly wish I could, it looks to be rather fun!

What do you all think? Could this be a resounding success? Let me know in the comments section!

I’ve been writing for Dave for a few years now and I love it, there is always something new to research and test! I hope you enjoy my work!

Before writing I worked in IT for around 11 years and have been an avid gamer for much, much longer. I tend to enjoy everything except sports games, but I’m not above testing them if they’ve tried something new. Give me a Space 4x any day of the week!

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Written by Dave Bagnall on Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

ASUS today gave visitors to the Bett 2017 show in London an exclusive preview of the upcoming Chromebook Flip C213, the world’s first ruggedized Chrome OS-powered laptop to feature a 360°-flippable display.

Built to military standards of durability, Chromebook Flip C213 offers educational users a tough, reliable and powerful laptop that is easy to use, manage and service.

The ruggedized construction features a wraparound reinforced rubber ‘bumper’ to protect the chassis and I/O ports from minor knocks and scrapes, and the all-metal 360° hinges are covered with strong zinc alloy caps. The 11-inch touchscreen display features a covering of tough, scratch-resistant Corning® Gorilla® Glass 4.

With a 46Wh battery designed to deliver over 11 hours of continuous use, Chromebook Flip C213 minimizes the need for recharging during the normal working day, making it the ideal laptop for busy classrooms.

The 360°-flippable display with its stepless any-position hinge makes Chromebook Flip C213 exceptionally versatile, offering multiple usage modes all the way from productive laptop to handy tablet.

Chromebook Flip C213 features dual cameras, including a 5MP rear camera for photos and videos. It also supports an optional stylus incorporating Wacom EMR technology for intuitive and natural painting, sketching and handwriting input.

To minimize downtime, Chromebook Flip C213 is designed for easy field servicing, with a modular construction that enables IT staff to replace key components — such as the keyboard and battery — in a matter of minutes.

Full product specifications will be announced at a later date.

Tech head of a UK YouTube Technology Channel known as DaveChaos