rising-storm2-vietnam-logoTripwire Interactive Invites Players Register Today to Participate in Upcoming Closed Beta

Tripwire Interactive has today released a brand new trailer highlighting the customization options for their upcoming tactical FPS, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. The sequel to the smash hit Rising Storm, PC Gamer’s 2013 ‘Multiplayer Game of the Year’, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam will be published by Tripwire Interactive, and is currently being developed by Antimatter Games, the same team that created the award-winning innovative asymmetric gameplay of the original Rising Storm.

Select players wanting an early chance to go hands-on with Rising Storm 2: Vietnam will soon get their chance in the upcoming exclusive closed beta. For a chance to enter the beta, please visit the official Rising Storm 2: Vietnam website for more information. The closed beta is slated to begin in early December.

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam will pit players into a brutal, authentic recreation of the Vietnam War. As displayed in today’s brand new trailer, the options for customization are vast. Players can choose between two opposing sides, the United States Military and the Vietnamese resistance fighters. Each side has their own unique characteristics, allowing for deep customization of the characters varying from headgear, uniform variants, and facial items, all with an authentic reflection on the time period. The more players progress in the game, the more items that will be unlocked.

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is currently under development by Antimatter Games and will be published by Tripwire Interactive for PC. The game is slated for release in early 2017.

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NVIDIA has released its latest GeForce “Game Ready” drivers. Version 376.09 WHQL comes game-ready for “Watch_Dogs 2,” the week’s big AAA open-world third-person RPG by Ubisoft. This includes game-optimization, GeForce Experience optimal settings, and SLI support (if the game supports it). The company is also running a promotion, in which it’s giving away UPlay keys to the game with purchases of new GeForce GTX 1070 and GeForce GTX 1080 graphics cards, and notebooks with factory-fitted GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile and GTX 1070 Mobile graphics.

You can download the new GeForce 376.09 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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AMD has released the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 Hotfix, highlighting improved support for Watch Dogs 2, as well as the addition of a new AMD CrossFire profile for Dishonored 2 under DirectX 11.

As for other important tidbits, this release fixes instances of flickering on The Division and Battlefield 1, both occurring when using AMD Crossfire technology.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.5 Hotfix here.

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flying-tigers-shadows-over-china-logoAir-combat action game developer Ace Maddox is pleased to announce the “Touchdown” Steam Update is live for Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China. The single player campaign has been completed and full voice over has been implemented to all 12 missions, there are new cockpits added for the B-25B bomber and the A6M2 Zero and P-51D Mustang fighters. There’s also a new option that lets aspiring multiplayer pilots restrict/set the control-style for online matches. Furthermore, rendering has been improved (again!) so aircraft, landscape and weather look vividly lit and more authentic. There’s also been a multiplayer menu refresh, now match modes are clarified/renamed to DOGFIGHT VS, TEAM DOGFIGHT, ROCKET MATCH VS, TEAM ROCKET MATCH, and FLY THE FLAG.

Check out the narrated YouTube video for details or skim through the changelog below for a quick overview.

Update History/Changelog:

  • Single player campaign mode completed, full with 12 voiced missions.
  • All campaign aircraft have cockpits implemented, including the B-25B bomber in the FINAL FLIGHT mission.Cockpits were also added for two non-campaign fighters, the Japanese A6M2 Zero and the P-51D Mustang.
  • Rendering has been improved once again so now aircraft, landscape and weather look richer and more vividly lit, especially if you’re running the game on the CINEMATIC graphics setting.
  • There’s also a new multiplayer setting that lets hosts restrict control-style for matches, so if you want to go head to head in an online game with players flying EXCLUSIVELY with the more advanced PITCH & ROLL setting, log into Steam, grab this update, get airborne and knock yourself out!
  • Match modes have been renamed for clarification, so for example, the MASTER OF THE SKIES multiplayer mode is now called DOGFIGHT VERSUS, and we’ve got ROCKET MATCH VERSUS and TEAM ROCKET MATCH, and so on.
  • Cockpits added for Japanese A6M2 Zero and the P-51D Mustang.

Get more information about the game at the official Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China website.

Hi everybody! In case you missed it, War in the East, one of the greatest wargame of all time, has been updated to version 1.09.00!

You can download the update from here.

Version 1.09.00 Patch Notes

New Features
1. Scenarios and games saved under this version will not load under older versions of the
game.

Bug Fixes
1. Fixed a bug where it was possible to gain access to enemy units and alter some of their
parameters.
2. Fixed a bug where units could receive more replacements than asked for if there was a
surplus of resources (all were used and dispatched to units).
3. Fixed a bug where units could retain more matched equipment than desired. They will
now immediately return enough not to exceed 125% of TOE needs (this limit scales with
MAX TOE down to 100% for MAX TOE set to 80% or less).
4. Fixed a bug where formation inventory was not displayed correctly if the list of units in
the first tab was sorted.
5. Fixed a bug where self-propelled weapons, armored cars and self-propelled artillery were
displayed in the infantry tab of formation inventory, even though they were included in
the AFV totals.
6. Fixed a bug where an empty unit details window was displayed after closing
Commander’s Report in some circumstances (only when using regular exit button).

corsair-crystal-series-460x-rgbBy davido_labido @ TechPowerUp!

After the huge success of their other cases, Corsair has now released the Crystal series concentrating on a clean, modern design while still being functional to both air- and liquid-cooling enthusiasts.The first of the Crystal Series is the 460X which comes with RGB fans and tempered glass.

Read The Review Here

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gskill-ripjaws-mx780-rgb-mouseBy Ben Palmer-Wilson @ Hardware Heaven

G.Skill are known predominantly for their RAM offerings, so I’m looking forward to seeing what they can produce when it comes to gaming peripherals as I have my hands on the RIPJAWS MX780 mouse. Reminiscent of Mad Catz’ RAT mice range, the MX780 definitely has style – the question is, does it have substance as well?

Read The Review Here

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historical-article-desmond-dossBy Rachel S. Cox Historynet.com

Author Rachel S. Cox discusses Conscientious Objectors (COs) and the ways in which they served outside of the military while still adhering to their pacifist beliefs. They also include famous stars such as Hollywood actor Lew Ayres , blues legend Willie Dixon, and wartime hero Desmond T. Doss—the first CO to receive the Medal of Honor. Doss, a Seventh-day Adventist, went on to save fellow soldiers without killing a single person. The new movie, Hackshaw Ridge, based on Doss’s life, hit theaters on November 4th.

Read on…

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