panzer-corps-goldBack when we released the U.S. Corps packs we told you they would be the last DLCs for the Panzer Corps series, but we never said that the path of Panzer Corps had come to an end. Millions of people enjoyed Panzer Corps in the last few years: it’s been a long and epic ride, but it’s not over yet.

We are going to update the game and make a special edition containing every expansion and DLC ever published: Panzer Corps Gold!

For the first time you’ll have the opportunity to buy every single expansion plus the base game in a single product, thus receiving a big discount on the whole package.

To celebrate the Gold edition we are going to add some decisive improvements to the game’s interface; now it’ll be possible to see a combat prediction in the map screen while planning your movement, and your units’ special abilities will be highlighted in the UI! Those are life changers, trust me.

In order to be fair to those who already own the game these improvements will be available to anyone in a free patch.

Would you like to know more, and also take a look at the shining (literally) new box? Please visit the product page for more information.

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gigabyte-xtreme-gaming-xp1200m-psuBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

Today we peek at the XP1200M Platinum edition power supply series from GIGABYTE. This unit lagged under the XTREME GAMING series comes Platinum certified (seriously efficient), fairly silent, is modular and can be spotted for just $279 / 259 EUR. Platinum certified means it can offer up to 92 per cent energy efficiency at 50% load which prevents wasted power.

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newhardware-iconCheck out these latest hardware announcements for today from around the web. Also included are some hardware news bits, and on some days, a few rumors tossed in for good measure. Click on the links below to read the official press release, visit the products web page, or to an independent news source.

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Source: TechPowerUp!

AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Crimson Edition. Version 16.9.2 (beta). These drivers come with day-one optimization for “Forza Horizon 3,” the latest addition to Microsoft’s smash-hit race sim. The drivers also lack the AMD Gaming app by Raptr, the app that started out at AMD’s equivalent to NVIDIA GeForce Experience. This move shaves the installer size by about 35 MB.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 Beta drivers here.

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battlefield-1Source: PC Gamer

The Battlefield 1 system requirements are out, and you probably won’t be shocked to learn that they’re a little on the steep side. BF1 may be using “the most optimized” version of the Frostbite engine yet, as DICE director of technology Per-Olof Romell said, but this is still an intensive game we’re talking about if a Core i5 6600K is in its minimum specs. EA also talked a bit about some of the changes coming to BF1 as a result of the lessons learned in the open beta.

First up, the hardware. Hold on to your helmets.

The minimum spec:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon HD 7850 2GB
  • Graphics card (Nvidia): Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB

The recommended spec:

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 10 or later
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX 8350 Wraith
  • Processor (Intel): Intel Core i7 4790 or equivalent
  • Memory: 16GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon RX 480 4GB
  • Graphics card (Nvidia): Nvidia GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
  • DirectX: 11.1 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Available Disk Space: 50GB

In a separate blog post, EA said that as a result of feedback from the open beta, the Conquest mode is being changed so that capturing objectives and scoring kills will both contribute to the final score of a match, and the Rush game mode is being added.

“We’re also looking into balancing other elements, including the weapons and vehicles. The Light Tank, which is a bit too effective in the Open Beta, will definitely receive some work, and we agree that Horses can take a few too many rounds at the moment,” lead world designer Daniel Berlin explained. “We’ve also learned through the Beta that you guys need more tools to deal with vehicles earlier, which we’ll definitely look into (including a Gadget for the Support class which should help neutralize powerful vehicles).”

Battlefield 1 will be out on October 21.

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battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

Battlefield Twitter account notes that EA has now revealed all the maps and game modes from Battlefield 1. This post has a look at all the maps and this one covers game modes. This follows up on this post outlining things they learned from beta testing the World War I shooter. Here’s word:

But what does this mean? Well, first off I’d like to talk to you about the Conquest game mode. When we build a new Battlefield game it’s important for us to try new things, we want to stay fresh and renew the franchise with each new installment. However, it’s equally as important that we take the feedback that you, the community, are giving us. That is why we’re going to be making changes to the Conquest game mode ticket system for launch. The next time you play the game, capturing the objectives AND getting kills will both contribute towards the final score of a Conquest match. You have spoken, we have listened!

We have also been monitoring and listening to your comments in regards to the Rush game mode. It’s super exciting for us to bring back Rush for Battlefield 1, and we are aiming to make it the best Rush experience to date. We are making tweaks to the game mode as we speak with your feedback as the backbone to the entire process.

We’re also looking into balancing other elements, including the weapons and vehicles. The Light Tank, which is a bit too effective in the Open Beta, will definitely receive some work, and we agree that Horses can take a few too many rounds at the moment. We’ve also learned through the Beta that you guys need more tools to deal with vehicles earlier, which we’ll definitely look into (including a Gadget for the Support class which should help neutralize powerful vehicles).

Battlefield 1 First-Person Shooters | Donster | |

gigabyte-geforce-gtx-1080-xtreme-gaming-premiumBy Brent Justice @ HardOCP

On our test bench today is the GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 1080 Xtreme Gaming Premium Pack video card. The specific model number is “GV-N1080XTREME-8GD Premium Pack” and is retailing for $700 and is in stock. This new video card from GIGABYTE dominates the high-end enthusiast market and offerings from GIGABYTE. If you want not only the fastest out-of-box video card we’ve evaluated but also something a little extra, this GIGABYTE Xtreme Gaming Premium Pack really does pack the premium.

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zotac-geforce-gtx-1080-arcticstormBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

In this review we check out a GeForce GTX 1080 that you will be able to hook up to your custom liquid cooling loop, it is the ZOTAC GeForce GTX 1080 ArcticStorm. We’ll check out the 8 GB GDDR5X beast with some sincerely lovely looks.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA released its latest GeForce “Game Ready” drivers. Version 372.90 WHQL drivers come game-ready for “Forza Horizon 3.” This includes optimization, and GeForce Experience optimal settings. The game release, at least to owners of the “Ultimate Edition” variant, tomorrow, on 21/09. The drivers also includes GeForce Experience 3.0, NVIDIA’s game settings optimization app, which features a revamped user-interface.

You can download the new GeForce 372.90 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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newhardware-iconCheck out these latest hardware announcements for today from around the web. Also included are some hardware news bits, and on some days, a few rumors tossed in for good measure. Click on the links below to read the official press release, visit the products web page, or to an independent news source.

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