Month: April 2016

amd-radeon-crimson-softwareSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD released its latest Radeon Software Crimson Edition drivers. Version 16.4.2 adds or updates CrossFire profiles for “Elite Dangerous” and “Need for Speed” (2016). It introduces full support for the XConnect Technology, an external graphics dock standard promoted by AMD. The drivers also fix crucial game-specific bugs related to “The Division,” “SteamVR performance assessment,” “Hitman (2016)” with CrossFire, and “Fallout 4″ with CrossFire.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson Edition version 16.4.2 drivers here.

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rainbowsix-siege-logoSource: UbiBlog

The Rainbow Six: Siege team has revealed early details on Operation Dust Line, the second major content update for the game, which is scheduled for release in early May. Much like Operation Black Ice before it, Operation Dust Line features two new operators from a counterterrorism unit. For this update, it will be Valkyrie (defense) and Blackbeard (attacker) from the US Navy SEALs. Valkyrie will have access to deployable sticky cameras while Blackbeard will come equipped with a rifle and shield. You can tune into the PC Rainbow Six Pro League Finals on May 7 to learn more about Valkyrie, Blackbeard, and the rest of the content coming in Dust Line. Rainbow Six: Siege Season Pass holders will get access to the new Operators the week of May 9.

Operation Dust Line is the second of four major content updates scheduled for the year. It comes after Operation Black Ice, which featured two new Operators from Canada’s Joint Task Force 2 – Frost and Buck – as well as the new Yacht map.

Rainbow Six: Siege is available on Xbox One, PS4, and PC. We’ll post more details on Operation Dust Line as they become available.

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, please visit the games official website.

Official mod, Update 1.58, permanent price drop

In support of the Arma 3 Steam Workshop, Bohemia Interactive deployed an ‘official mod’ in the form of the free ADR-97 Weapon Pack. A new trailer, which accompanies the ADR’s release, demonstrates how easy it is to install user-created content from the Arma 3 Steam Workshop.

The ADR-97 Weapon Pack consists of a collection of variants of the ADR-97 submachine gun. Inspired by the iconic FN P90, the ADR is a lightweight, highly maneuverable firearm with a high rate of fire, which stands out due to the 50-round magazines positioned on top of the weapon. The ADR-97 comes with inbuilt collimator sights, but some variants can also be fitted with custom optics.

To add the ADR-97 Weapon Pack to their game, players simply need to visit the official mod’s page on the Steam Workshop (via their web browser or the Steam Client), and click on the green ‘Subscribe’ button, as is demonstrated in the video. Then, when they start Arma 3 from their Steam Library, they can enable the ADR-97 Weapon Pack (and other mods they have installed) via the ‘Mods’ tab in the Arma 3 Launcher, and run the game. The ADR-97 is now reasy for use; give it a go in the new 3D Scenario Editor!

In addition, while marching forward on the #RoadToApex, Arma 3 today also received a significant platform update. Highlights of Update 1.58 include the new Apex control preset, the ability to switch between weapons while in movement, an overhaul to Arma 3′s difficulty options, an improved system for assigning and managing in-game ‘tasks’, and continued support for the recently released Eden 3D Editor, as well as a range of other improvements and fixes. The complete changelog is available on the Arma 3 Dev Hub.

Last but not least, for the first time since its official release in September 2013, Bohemia Interactive has announced a permanent price drop for Arma 3 and all of its DLC released so far. The new price for the Arma 3 base game is 34,99 EUR / 29.99 GBP / 39.99 USD (before it was 44.99 EUR/35.99 GBP/59.99 USD). The Arma 3 Helicopters DLC and Arma 3 Marksmen DLC are now 9.99 EUR / 7.99 GBP / 11.99 USD (before it was 12.99 EUR/10.99 GBP/15.99 USD). The price of the Arma 3 DLC Bundle, which includes the Karts, Helicopters, and Marksmen DLC has been reduced to 16.99 EUR / 14.99 GBP / 19.99 USD (before it was 19.99 EUR/16.99 GBP/24.99 USD). Those who are new to Arma 3, but want the most complete experience for the best price, can still choose to pick up the Arma 3 Apex Edition for 59.99 EUR / 44.99 GBP / 69.99 USD, which includes the Arma 3 Digital Deluxe Edition, Karts, Helicopters, and Marksmen DLC, and the upcoming Apex expansion. All Arma 3 editions and DLC are available for purchase on the Bohemia Store and Steam.

For more information about Arma 3, please visit the games official website.

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escape-from-tarkov-logoDeveloper Battlestate Games has released a new batch of screens for Escape from Tarkov, their upcoming FPS/MMO. The new screens feature elements of the game’s interface, including the User Interface for the main menu, raid selection, character data, inventory and more.

Check out the new Interface Screens at the official Escape from Tarkov website.

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Camo Workshop says, “Apologies to our Fans”

As of 6:53 am (EDST) this morning (April 21, 2014) new (b) versions of both patches are in place. DRG of Camo Worshop said on the Shrapnel Games’ Camo Workshop Forums, “There are NO OOB changes so anyone who may have started a PBEM is not affected and can download this new version without problems. The game version number that shows when the game starts has NOT changed as there were no code or OOB changes – the only change is to the patch version. I apologise for the inconvenience.”

The following winSPMBT corrections were made:

Key Game Guide files were put in an incorrectly named folder in the orginal patch download and therefore critical info on how to fire NLOS missles was not showing up when players tried to find that info in the Game Guide. As well.- since this had to be rebuilt for the Game Guide info anyway – the T-14 Armata photo that was missing from the orginal patch is now in this ‘b’ version.

The following winSPWW2 correction was made:

The missing text file for the “Invasion Sweden 1943″ campaign has been included .

Anyone who downloaded and installed the original patch of April 20, 2016 should download and install the new ‘b’ versions.

The winSPMBT patch can be found here.

The winSPWW2 patch can be found here.

Both winSPWW2 and winSPMBT are available as fully featured FREE downloads or Enhanced Editions (CD or Download) through our e-store. The Enhanced Editions are not different in the core gameplay, but provide a lot of extra bells and whistles for the Steel Panthers connoisseur. Both games work with even the latest version of Windows.

Please visit Shrapnel Games to join the winSPWW2 and winSPMBT discussions. While there check out all of our Strategy and Wargames.

thermaltake-core-w100-super-tower-chassisBy Steve Lynch @ HardOCP

The W100 SUper Tower Chassis is not small and it is not cheap. It even comes fully unassembled. It does however look to fit the needs of the most hardcore water cooling enthusiasts however. The W100 is likely the most versatile case we have ever reviewed in terms of fan and radiator compatibility.

Read The Review Here

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vietnam-65-logoWe at Matrix are very grateful for the opportunity of collaborating with Operation Supply Drop, the most-generationally relevant veteran support organization on the planet.Founded in 2010, since then Operation Supply Drop has brought fun where there is none by assisting hundreds of thousands of US, NATO and ANZAC soldiers all around the world, both deployed and in hospitals.

We firmly believe in its mission and we are honoured to have the chance of lending our hand. As such Operation Supply Drop will distribute many copies of Vietnam ’65 for free!

The game will be showcased this evening at our official twitch channel at 6 PM EST in a very special stream run by Operation Supply Drop itself!

So don’t miss the twitch, and remember to visit the official site of Operation Supply Drop.

The Top in Tactical Wargames, Bringing You Even More Awesomeness!

Lock ‘N Load Sir! Available for immediate download from Shrapnel Games, the version 10.0 winSPMBT and version 9.0 winSPWW2 upgrade patches continue the annual tradition of improving your tactical wargaming experience with winSPMBT and winSPWW2 content, enhancements, and when needed, the elimination of errors. Also added are features just for extended CD version owners only.

The 2016 installer will upgrade winSPMBT version 6, 7, 8 and 9.1 to version 10. And the 2016 winSPWW2 installer will upgrade versions 5, 6, 7, and 8.1 to version 9.

winSPMBT version 10.0 consolidation upgrade features:

  • 22 New Scenarios
  • 12 Revised Scenarios
  • 28 New or Revised Map files
  • 181 New or Revised Photos
  • 327 New or Revised Icons
  • 93 Updated OOB Files
  • 16 New or Revised Icon Graphic files
  • 1 New or Revised Text files
  • 115 Revised picklist files
  • Upgraded Game Options
  • Upgraded ScenHack

winSPWW2 version 9.0 consolidation upgrade includes:

  • 6 New Scenarios
  • 12 Revised Scenarios
  • 3 New Campaigns
  • 22 New or Revised maps
  • 463 New or Revised Photos
  • 407 New or Revised Icons
  • 36 Updated OOB files with a NEW R&D OOB
  • 42 Revised Icon Graphic files
  • 2 New or Revised Text files
  • Upgraded Game Options
  • Upgraded SCENHack

You can view the entire press release with the complete list of changes here.

Visit Shrapnel Games and check out their entire game portfolio.

combat-mission-final-blitzkriegBy James Cobb @ The Wargamer

Rick Atkinson’s fine trilogy on the US Army in Europe in World War II approaches the subject in three phases: North Africa, Sicily and Italy, and Western Europe. Battlefront seems to be taking a similar approach with Combat Mission: Battle for Normandy and Combat Mission: Fortress Italy with Combat Mission: Red Thunder thrown in to cover crucial battles in 1944 on the Eastern Front. The Western European Front in 1944-45 is being wound up with Combat Mission: Final Blitzkrieg. Of course, no World War II Europe series is complete without a Bulge game but Battlefront recognizes that the vicious fighting that occurred in the two months before December 1944 and in January-February 1945 deserves a stand-alone game. Will the Ardennes offensive still overshadow the rest of the package?

Read on…