Most Played Games: October 2015

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive takes first place across the board except for the Americas in October’s update for Most Played Games on Razer software. Usual suspects, League of Legends and Dota 2, retain their place in Top 10, but Dota 2 has seen an overall drop in play time. This is especially obvious in Asia, where Dota 2 has consistently placed at the top for the last 4 months. This is likely due to the fact that the much hyped about League of Legends Worlds was held this month, with over 1,000,000 viewers on Twitch alone. Battlefield 4 also sees an overall increase in position, making an appearance on the American leaderboards for the first time.

“League of Legends sees an increase in interest compared to fellow MOBA Dota 2, likely due to the highly publicized League of Legends Worlds.”

MOBA and First Person Shooters dominate the charts this month, with more than half of the titles on the board. The rise in popularity for eSports probably play a part in this, being spectator friendly and easy to get into with friends. With games like Battlefront and Overwatch coming up in the near future, fans of these genres will be spoilt for choice. We reckon that these two games will make an appearance in the coming months as Star Wars Battlefront launches in November and Overwatch expands its closed beta to more and more gamers across the world.

“Rise of eSports contribute to popularity of spectator-friendly games.”

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What’s the Razer software user’s typical gaming PC?

Today we look at the guts of the Razer software users’s typical gaming PC. The information we based on is compiled from Razer Cortex’s Diagnose feature. When Diagnose is engaged, Razer Cortex performs an in-depth and thorough report of all the components and settings applied to a system.

Through these anonymous reports we are able to get an idea of what components go into a Razer gamer’s PC.

What we see here are the most frequent specs of the PCs that were diagnosed through Razer Cortex. Overall they make up a mid tier gaming rig, which makes sense since Razer Cortex: Boost provides a great benefit to owners of these types of setups.

When it comes to GPU, a larger portion of Razer users go for AMD’s Radeon R9 200 Series that came out last year. Processing wise, the most common CPU, an Intel Quad Core i5 clocking in at 2.5 GHz is not top spec but still holds its own with most games.

With 4Gb of RAM being the most limiting component found here this system will struggle to run some of the most recent titles. On a hard drive disk of 500Gb you’ll be limited to a handfull of installed games before you start running out of room for more.

To put this setup into perspective, with these components you’d be able to fit the minimum requirements for a game like Grand Theft Auto V. To run games like Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends (the two most played games by Razer software users) you’re well taken care of with a similar setup.

For a more hardware demanding title like The Witcher 3: The Wild Hunt this configuration is already below its minimum requirements falling short in the memory and CPU department.

When it comes to the recently released Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain, although the RAM meets the minimum requirements, the processing power of this Intel chip, however, fails to reach that standard.

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Most Played Games: July 2015

In today’s update we’ll check how the ranking of the most played games on Razer software in July.

This month gamers have spent less time playing the top 10 titles across the board. All the same, the two most played games were where gamers invested over 50% of their time.

Razer gamers spent more than 50% of their time on Counter Strike: Global Offensive and League of Legends in July

Counter Strike: Global Offensive continues to top the chart as the most played game on Razer software at a global level and in Europe. It seems the gap between CSGO and second placer League of Legends is shrinking. Could the classic shooter’s reign at the top be close to its end?

Minecraft pops up two positions to 3rd place pushing down Hearthstone which landed behind DOTA 2 in fifth.

Paid games accounted for almost 55% of the time played in the top 10

After a two month absence, Heroes of the Storm makes a comeback to the global top 10, keeping up the growing trend we saw in Europe last month. With this return, Battlefield 4 gave way to Blizzard’s MOBA in 10th position.

Team Fortress 2 rose to the sixth position even though play time dropped by around 1% while World of Warcraft stepped a peg up on the ladder.

Another Blizzard hit, Diablo 3 takes a hit, falling down to ninth from sixth as gamers spent less than half their time playing this dungeon crawler when compared to June.

Moba games were the most played of the top 10 with 42%, first person shooters in second at 34% and RPGs third at 16%

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Most Wished For Games: July 2015

It’s that time of the month where we find out what are the most wished for games on Razer Cortex: Deals.

This monthly ranking is calculated by tracking the games Razer Cortex users have added onto their wishlists, to receive notifications on price drops and game launches.

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Grand Theft Auto V retakes the lead as the most wished game of July pushing Counter-Strike Global Offensive down a peg.

In third place is the newcomer Rocket League, one of the year’s most praised competitive games. An exquisite blend of football and driving resulting in some of the most fun gameplay involving cars with hats around.

Up from eighth position to fourth this month is Ark: Survival Evolved, dinosaurs clearly strike a chord with Cortex gamers. Can’t really blame them, nothing is more majestic than mounting a velociraptor and hunting a T-Rex for sport!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is in the Top 10 for the third month straight, now at 3rd position after a slight drop to 7th in June. An unmissable western RPG that can’t be left out of any gamer’s collection.

H1Z1 makes a comeback after a one month absence from the most wished for games on Razer Cortex: Deals. The fight for the most desired zombie survival game against DayZ is back on!

The upcoming Just Cause 3 makes the top 10 in the last position. Worth noting is that at the time of posting gamers can pre-order Just Cause 3 at 10% off from Uplay, Green Man Gaming, Humble Store and Steam.

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Most Wished For Games: May 2015

Find out what gamers have been on the hunt for in May with the top 10 most wished for games on Razer Cortex: Deals.

Counter Strike Global Offensive reclaims the position of the most coveted game on Razer Cortex: Deals after receiving a considerable content update with Operation Bloodhound late last month.

Grand Theft Auto V drops down to a respectable second place as lots of gamers are still looking to rage the streets of San Andreas.

New on the list and straight to 3rd is the upcoming and hilarious Holy Potatoes! A Weapon Shop?! We’ve recently given out beta keys exclusively to Razer Cortex users to try out this insane simulation/management game set in a world of potato people. Keep an eye out for more promotions with these guys!

Also new on the list in May is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. A highly anticipated title which many are predicting will become 2015’s game of the year.

The Witcher 3 isn’t the only action RPG to join the top 10 as Dragon Age: Inquisition squeezes into 6th. With a new DLC coming soon, gamers are looking out for the next sale to jump into one of 2014’s most exciting titles.

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Most Played Games: May 2015

In May, Razer Cortex users have put more of their game time into the top 10 most played games with an overall increase in time spent playing across the board.

League of Legends maintains a strong leading position as the most played game of May. The direct competitor, DOTA 2, on the other hand, drops down to 4th, losing its gains from the previous month.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive holds onto second place. With the new Operation Bloodhound content update reaching gamers at the end of May CS:GO grew more than 11% in global game time.

Last month’s new-comer, Heroes of The Storm, drops out this time around and Battlefield 4 jumps in at 9th place to fill the gap.

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Most Wished For Games: April 2015

Check out the top games that users added onto their Razer Cortex: Deals Wishlists in April 2015 to get in on all the sweet deals that keep popping up on the web.

On the launch month of it’s PC version Grand Theft Auto 5 jumps to the top of the list as the most wished for game of April.

The other newcomer of the month and only fighting game in the top 10, Mortal Kombat X, debuts at 5th place with its trademark fatality finishers captivating and freaking out gamers.

Other new entries to the top 10 are classics Diablo III, The Sims 4 and DayZ, pushing out recent releases Cities SkylinesDying Light as well as Dragonball Xenoverse and Payday 2 from the previous month.

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Most Wished For Games: March 2015

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