Month: February 2019

sudden-strike-4-the-pacific-warNew Sudden Strike 4 DLC adds new generals, missions and vehicles

Kalypso Media’s hit World War II real time tactics game, Sudden Strike 4, rages into the Pacific with The Pacific War DLC pack, is now available on GOG.com and Steam for PC, Linux, Mac, PlayStation®4 and Xbox One, priced at £14.99 / €19.99 / $19.99.

Along with introducing a new theatre of the conflict, The Pacific War DLC features ten missions set across two campaigns. Players will have access six new commanders including the Imperial Japanese Army’s Admiral Soemu Toyoda, the Southern Expeditionary Army Group’s Hisaichi, Legendary five-star US general Douglas MacArthur and Chief of Staff Richard J. Marshall. Also included in The Pacific War DLC are 51 new vehicles, including amphibious vehicles for land and sea combat, massive controllable aircraft carriers to rule the skies, advanced air combat planes for vicious dog fights and devastating flamethrowers to eliminate ground combatants in spectacular fashion. A new gameplay trailer is available showing the DLC in action.

In addition, update 1.15 has also been released today for the main game, which introduces three new bonus missions completely free of charge. Read the full PC and console changelogs for all the details.

nvidia-gtx-1660-tiPowered by 12th-Gen Turing Architecture, GTX 1660 Ti up to 3x Faster Than GTX 960, 1.5x Than GTX 1060; Available Today

NVIDIA today introduced the GeForce® GTX® 1660 Ti, a new gaming GPU that delivers a big step up in performance and power efficiency for today’s most popular games. It is available now worldwide starting at $279.

Based on the 12th generation Turing™ GPU architecture, the GTX 1660 Ti takes advantage of all of Turing’s shader innovations to deliver 2x the TOPS of the previous-generation Pascal™ architecture. It supports concurrent floating point and integer operations, a unified cache architecture with 3x the L1 cache, and turbocharged performance using adaptive shading technology.

1.4x More Power Efficient Than Pascal

The Turing architecture delivers 1.5x instructions per clock and 1.4x the power efficiency of Pascal, which previously set the standard for power-efficient GPUs. As a result, with a power envelope of only 120 watts, the GTX 1660 Ti delivers the best performance per watt of any GPU in its class.

120 Frames per Second in Competitive Games

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti outperforms prior-generation GPUs and excels in modern games with complex shaders. It is up to 1.5x faster(1) than the GeForce GTX 1060 6GB and allows gamers to experience 120 frames per second at 1080p in popular online games such as Fortnite, PUBG and Apex Legends.

The GeForce GTX 1660 Ti features 1,536 CUDA® cores, 6GB of the new GDDR6 memory running at 12Gbps and a boost clock of almost 1.8 GHz, which can be easily overclocked for further performance.

With more than two-thirds of current gamers still playing on GPUs that only have the performance — or lower — of a GTX 960-class GPU that came out in 2014, the GTX 1660 Ti delivers up to 3x performance, making it an excellent and cost-effective upgrade for those who want to enjoy dramatically faster frame rates in their favorite titles.

Availability and Pricing

GeForce GTX 1660 Ti custom boards are available starting today from the world’s leading add-in card providers, including ASUS, Colorful, EVGA, Gainward, Galaxy, Gigabyte, Innovision 3D, MSI, Palit, PNY and Zotac. Pricing starts at $279 and will vary based on partner designs, features and region.

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nvidia-gtx-1660-tiWith NVIDIA’s release of its new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660 Ti series mid-range graphic card, a large number of reviews are now available for you to find out all there is to know about this latest NVIDIA product. We’ve searched the web and posted the links to those reviews below.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA today released GeForce 419.17 WHQL Game Ready drivers. These drivers introduce support for the new GeForce GTX 1660 Ti graphics card launched moments earlier. These are also the first “Game Ready” drivers that come with optimization for “Anthem” and “Far Cry: New Dawn.” The drivers also add NVIDIA SLI support for “Far Cry: New Dawn” and “Apex Legends.” NVIDIA also fixed a short list of bugs. Improper decal rendering in “Doom” (2016) and “Doom Eternal” are fixed. “Battlefield V” artifacting when texture filtering is set to “high” in NVIDIA Control Panel. Dynamic Super Resolution not being available for monitors with 4K2K timings has been fixed. NVIDIA also fixed a critical security vulnerability affecting access to GPU performance counters.

You can download the new GeForce 419.17 WHQL Game Ready drivers through GeForce Experience or via GeForce.com.

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warbirds-2020Source: Blue’s News

A new Unreal Engine version of WarBirds titled WarBirds 2020 for Windows and macOS is in the works for release this fall. This World War II aerial combat series has been flying high since it first took off in 1995, but if it wasn’t on your radar, you’d be forgiven for thinking this was grounded long ago. The latest version, WarBirds – World War II Combat Aviation – 2018 is available for Windows and macOS on Steam since it was released a few years ago as WarBirds 2016. Now this announcement reveals plans for a new version of the game to be published by MicroProse, which is odd in light of the company’s closure over 15 years ago. The circumstances surrounding the revival of MicroProse go unexplained in the announcement, but the brand was last owned by Atari, and it was snapped up in one of the Atari fire sales in 2007. Here’s WarBirds 2020 announcement:

iEntertainment Network Inc. and MicroProse announce agreement for Development and Co-Publishing of the new WarBirds 2020 World War II flight simulation that has been successfully entertaining millions on virtual online pilots since 1995.

CEO David Lagettie of MicroProse says, “I am excited to work with iEntertainment Network CEO and Co-Founder of MicroProse, ‘Wild Bill’ Stealey, to produce the next generation of WarBirds 2020 WW II combat flight simulation using new modern technology and promoting worldwide.”

Wild Bill Stealey says, “It will be fun to be working with MicroProse again to do great simulation games! We are very excited to be partnering with David and his team to update our very successful WarBirds 2020 product for WW II combat simulation fans around the world.”

WarBirds 2020 FEATURES:

  • Launching for PC/Mac computers fall 2019.
  • Mobile and game system versions to launch in 2020.
  • Brand new graphics system using the Unreal 4 engine.
  • High Detail Cockpits and Aircraft.
  • New technology to map actual physical locations for more realistic simulation.
  • Regular Historical Events are held monthly over large geographical areas like Europe, Japan, and not the small area skirmishes of many other sim games.
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call-of-duty-black-ops-4-boxSource: Blue’s News

The Replacer is back in a new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 trailer titled “The Replacer Did It.” If you don’t recall, the Replacer is played by Swedish character actor Peter Stormare, sporting a fresh coat of beard polish. The video highlights Operation Grand Heist, which is now available as a timed exclusive for the shooter sequel on PlayStation 4, with Xbox One and PC to follow on February 26. Word is:

“For Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Operation Grand Heist, Activision and Treyarch have brought back the fan favorite character, The Replacer, and put a new spin on things. This chapter sees The Replacer playing an adverse hand in various, real news stories from around the world. From The White House to the farmhouse, when something goes askew, chances are The Replacer did it.”

corsair-dominator-platinum-rgb-ddr4By Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

In this article, we review the new RGB series Dominator Platinum RGB DDR4 memory from Corsair. Not only do these puppies look awesome, but they are also properly specced as well in a wide variety of options in frequency, volume and timings for you to choose from. We received a massive 4x8GB DDR4 kit rated 3600MHz CAS 16, so that is 32GB at your disposal for dual and even quad-channel memory configurations. This kit is aimed at the latest Intel platforms, but we’ll have a peek at Ryzen compatibility as well.

Read The Review Here

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asus-tuf-z390-plus-gaming-wi-fi-moboBy Antony Leather @ Bit-Tech

There’s usually a lot of variation in terms of features as you dip down below £200 for an Intel Z-series motherboard, with manufacturers taking quite different approaches to cost cutting. MSI managed a fairly balanced approach with the MAG Z390 Tomahawk, dropping audio and Wi-Fi in favour of a fancy integrated I/O shield, USB 3.1 Type-C ports, plus the full complement of audio outputs. Today we’re looking at ASUS’ similarly-priced TUF Z390-Plus Gaming (Wi-Fi), which takes another very different approach.

Read The Review Here

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