total-war-arena-logoToday sees the release of the first gameplay trailer for Total War: Arena, showing exclusive Alpha footage of this energetic and exciting new entry to the award-winning series.

Total War: Arena is a free-to-play, team-based strategy game, putting players in the middle of epic-scale battles. Using key elements of award-winning Total War design, it is made from the ground-up for multiplayer realtime strategy fans, with players going head-to-head in 10v10 battles.

To join the Closed Alpha sign up at: www.TotalWar.com/Arena. The Closed Alpha is currently available in Europe, US servers will be added soon.

What’s more, this weekend sees the first live stream of an ARENA match, with games broadcast live from an exclusive ESL event in Cologne. To see more of the game, watch the first live stream on Saturday 23 May at 17:00 CEST on the official Total War Twitch channel: http://www.twitch.tv/totalwarofficial.

gigabyte-x99-ud39-mobo-2By Kenny @ PureOC

The X99 chipset has now had a little bit of time to mature. During its initial launch Gigabyte sent us the X99-UD4 motherboard for review. The X99-UD4 took home our Great Hardware Award for its simple aesthetics along with a solid performance to value. Now that we are six months into the release of the X99 chipset, we are seeing more motherboards become available at a much more affordable price.

Today, we are going to be looking at one of these motherboards that offer a similar performance to the X99-UD4 in a more simplified package and price. We introduce to you the Gigabyte X99-UD3P. Aesthetically, the Gigabyte X99-UD3P is very similar to the UD4 motherboard with some obvious changes.

Read The Review Here

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Source: Blue’s News

EA’s Battlelog announces plans for a Spring Patch for Battlefield 4 that will add include new weapons, a re-balancing of existing weapons, a return of the Gun Master mode, netcode updates, and more changes for the military shooter sequel.

DICE continues to constantly improve Battlefield 4 to make the best gaming experience possible. In the Spring Patch (releasing late May for all platforms), we’ve listened to your feedback and gave you what you wanted – more guns!

Click here to visit the Battlefield 4 Battlelog for complete list of changes.

nvidia-geforce-logoSource: Legit Reviews

NVIDIA GeForce 352.86 WHQL video card drivers are out now and are the game ready drivers for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. This drivers has all the optimizations for GTA V and all the other game titles plus optimizations for the PC release of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt along with an updated SLI profile. GeForce 352.86 WHQL The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt drivers can be downloaded through the GeForce Experience or directly from GeForce.com.

The Game Ready driver for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt fully supports NVIDIA technologies like 4K, Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR), GameStream, GeForce Experience one-click Optimal Playable Settings, G-SYNC, HairWorks, HBAO+, PhysX, and SLI.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: NVIDIA

It’s a not-so-hidden secret. Game developers will let you know a game isn’t fully polished by calling it an “alpha” or “beta.” But once a game launches, there shouldn’t be anything “beta” about it. Gamers expect it to work.

We feel the same way about our graphics. We don’t want gamers beta testing our work when they play their games for the first time. So we created GeForce Game Ready drivers.

We release Game Ready drivers at or before each major game launch. And one of best ways to ensure they possess the highest level of quality is to secure certification from Microsoft’s Windows Hardware Qualification Lab (WHQL).

As the launch of Windows 10 and DirectX 12 nears, our GeForce drivers have taken a major step forward: WHQL certification has arrived.

It’s no small task. Next to the operating system, the graphics driver is one of the most complex pieces of code on a PC.

We worked closely with Microsoft to develop the new DX12 standard. And that effort has paid off with day-one WHQL certification.

Download the drivers here.

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historical-article-uss-nevadaBy John Dudek @ The Wargamer

USS Nevada, one of two Nevada class battleships was launched early in 1914 during the final pre-WWI leap in battleship building technology, was nearly sunk during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. However, she survived and went on to make a major contribution in a number of theatres during World War 2. Here John Dudek gives us an overview of this famous ship’s long and illustrious career.

Read on…

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order-of-battle-pacific-boxThis Patch brings many changes, improvements and bug fixes. The most important are two new maps added to play in coop (vAI) and “Scenario restart” now correctly resets campaign events!

Be sure to check the changelog here.

Set in Pacific theater of WW2, Order of Battle: Pacific features playable campaigns for both the US-led Allies and the Japanese Empire. Starting from the attack on Pearl Harbor, the dynamic campaign system allows players to alter the course of history and even win the war as Japan in the fictional “what-if” conquest of Australia, or lead the Allied forces from the struggle at the beginning of the war to ultimate victory with the invasion of Japan.

Get more information about the game here.

Source: Blue’s News

Firefly Studios now offers The Emperor & The Hermit on Steam as new DLC for Stronghold Crusader 2, their siege warfare simulation. This carries a 33% launch discount, offering seven new player missions, AI opponents, castle designs, achievements, and coat of arms designs. Here’s a trailer, and here’s more:

Following on from the ‘Invasions’ update, which added Sandbox sieges and an easy AI mode for the modern laid-back gamer, The Emperor & The Hermit introduces spiritual successors to The Emperor and The Abbot from the original Stronghold Crusader. Playable in skirmish mode and multiplayer The Emperor and The Hermit are leaders driven by religious fervour and an insatiable desire to ‘cleanse’ their enemies. Backed by zealots who follow their cause without question, said cleansing typically ends in virtual bloodshed.

The Sherman tanks from “Fury” plus many other iconic vehicles roll in to Bovington

Wargaming is proud to announce they will be sponsoring Tankfest, one of the world’s best displays of historic armored vehicles, for the fifth consecutive time. Held every June 27–28 at The Tank Museum at Bovington, Tankfest will see over 15,000 people from across the country and the globe flock to the Museum. With guest vehicles and old favorites returning to the arena, this Tankfest is set to be the best yet.

Museum Director, Richard Smith, said: “Wargaming has always been very supportive of The Tank Museum, contributing to restoration projects, building our Education Centre and assisting with new exhibitions. Their support of Tankfest is the latest example of their ongoing commitment to champion our collection and our efforts to engage as many people as possible in the subject of armored warfare.”

At this year’s event, there will be three Sherman tanks from the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Fury’ film. These iconic vehicles will be reunited with The Tank Museum’s fearsome Tiger 131, the only running Tiger 1 in the world, for the Grand Finale Battle. The Battle will be a tribute to the last days of World War II and include a salute to the Veterans. Vehicles like the 38T, Comet, Panzer III, Rolls Royce Armored car and some of the latest equipment from the British Army will also take to the arena at Tankfest.

Wargaming’s MGT-20, a specialized mobile gaming truck, will be rolling into The Tank Museum. Attendees will be able to play a few rounds of World of Tanks in the truck, or check out the Wargaming sponsored Education Centre inside the Museum to learn about the history of some iconic vehicles.

There will also be an extensive Living History encampment on-site, where visitors can step back in time and immerse themselves in the era. One of the day’s many highlights will include an original World War II Spitfire and Douglas C-47 Dakota aircraft taking to the skies at Tankfest.

“Wargaming has always been an enthusiastic fan of Tankfest,” said Rinaldo Andreolli, General Manager Europe. “We are excited to take our support to the next level. After participating in Tankfest for the last four years, we are now sponsoring this unique event so even more vehicles and entertainment are available to visitors. For everyone at Wargaming, it’s great to be able to give something back to the community and educate people about the past.”

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