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call-of-duty-modern-warfareReady to inspect your arsenal? Check out a prelude of the Multiplayer Universe Reveal to come!

By David Hodgson @ The Activision Game Blog

Gunsmith: Weapons Detail

The weapons bench is shrouded in darkness. Scattered ammunition is strewn about the surface of the bench. As we inspect the weapons, we discover a pistol lying next to some explosives. Nearby is a pack of grenades.

But we’re here to tool up with an assault rifle. Getting the right selection of attachments is vitally-important to your Multiplayer game. Thankfully, there’s an impressive array of options, as we cycle through some of the many customization options, at various times locking in a Muzzle Break, Balanced Suppressor, Scout Combat Optic, Lightweight Stock, CQB grip, Corp Combat and Holo Sight.

2v2 4K Raw Gunfight Gameplay is Live!

If you’re wanting to see raw 2v2 Gunfight gameplay the way it was meant to be seen, be sure to check out the following footage, recently posted by Infinity Ward.

Watch the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 4K Gunfight Gameplay Trailer and read the rest of the article here.

aerocool-klaw-chassisBy Darksaber @ TechPowerUp!

The Aerocool Klaw we are reviewing today looks like a menacing chassis that features a bulky front and plenty of glass. On top of that, there are RGB elements embedded in all fans as well as the front of the case. Don’t let its looks fool you as it is actually quite the affordable choice. Based on the same frame as the Tor, the Klaw aims to target a very different audience: the budget-conscious gamer.

Read The Review Here

 

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uplay-plusAnd there’s a month-long free trial

By Matt Wales @ Eurogamer

Back in June, amid the hubbub of E3, Ubisoft announced that it was preparing to launch its own PC games subscription offering, Uplay+. At the time, a library of more than 100 titles was promised for launch, and the publisher has now confirmed the full list of games that will be available when the service arrives on 3rd September.

A Uplay+ subscription costs €14.99/$14.99 USD a month (an official UK price is yet to be confirmed) and provides access to Uplay’s full PC games library, which, as you’d expect, includes all of Ubisoft’s blockbuster franchises – so the likes of Assassin’s Creed, Watch Dogs, and Far Cry are, unsurprisingly, accounted for – plus all of the publisher’s upcoming titles, including Gods & Monsters and Watch Dogs Legion.

There’s ample representation of classic series from Ubisoft’s enormous back catalogue too – Rayman, Splinter Cell, Prince of Persia, and The Settlers get a good airing, for instance – alongside the Steeps, Starlinks, and The Crews of this world.

Read on…

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tom-clancy-ghost-recon-wildlandsNew Game Mode ‘Mercenaries’ Will Be Available From July 18th

Ubisoft has announced a free brand new game mode for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, “Mercenaries”, which will be available from July 18th . Mercenaries is an eight-player free-for-all PvPvE gameplay experience. The objective is to call for rescue, locate and reach the extraction point, then be the first to board the chopper. The new game mode will be available on the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X and Windows PC.

Watch the Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands – Mercenaries Trailer HERE.

At the beginning of the match, the extraction point is unknown and players will have no ranged weapons, gear or items. Players will need to locate and activate radio transmitters to shrink the possible extract zone on the map. In the meantime, players will fight to be the first to gain intel on transmitter locations while looting gear, weapons and money. After the first player has activated three transmitters, the chopper will head to the extraction point and once landed, the location will be revealed to everyone. The first player to fill their extraction gauge and board the chopper wins.

Mercenaries mode introduces a wealth of new mechanics including:

  • Looting for Gear: Players start the game just with a melee weapon and will need to find the best gear, weapons and consumables to fight the Unidad forces and enemy players. If a player dies, they will lose all of the loot gathered and start at square one when they respawn.
  • Armor: Mercenaries mode will feature a new health and armor system. Based on the gear players pick up, an armor bar will appear. This bar will absorb a percentage of damage based on the penetration capability of the opponent’s weapon.
  • Health: If players are hit by a weapon that deals penetration damage, they will bleed and gradually lose a percentage of their health. If they are injured, they will be able to loot three different types of healing items to get back into fighting shape: medikits, bandages and syringes.
  • Destructible Doors: Destructible doors can be opened with CQC, behind which players may find intel, loot, or cover to aid them in their fight. Players will need to think tactically about when to use this as opponents will be able to hear the breaking doors if they are close by.

Additionally, as a thank-you to players, the Lone Wolf Costume will be given as a reward after completing their first match. Along with the Lone Wolf Costume, players will be able to receive a series of rewards based on their wins.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands also has a Rewards Program available to all players until September 27th, 2019. Jump back into the Wildlands, complete the set challenges, and redeem special rewards in Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. All rewards will also unlock unique ‘Memories of the Wildlands’ dialogues. More information can be found at: ghostrecon.com/RewardsProgram

For more information about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands, please visit www.ghostrecon.com.

campaign-series-vietnamMatrix Games has released a new set of screenshots from the turn-based, tactical/operational war game Campaign Series: Vietnam, currently being developed by Campaign Series Legion, the veteran studio behind Campaign Series: Middle East.

The series portrays battles spanning from 1948 to 1979. Each scenario is played on a unique, historical map with nine view modes. Scenario maps are based on topographic maps from the period created on a hex grid. Hexes are 250 meters across.

Each scenario is based on a painstakingly researched historical engagement and has a variable number of turns in which you and your opponent attempt to achieve the maximum number of victory points, usually by destroying your opponent’s forces or by capturing objective locations. A wide variety of battle situations are represented in the game, including firebase defense, helicopter air assaults, meeting engagements, trench defenses, armored breakthroughs, battles of attrition, mobile defenses, search and destroy, and more.

The development of the game is progressing very fast and we are happy to show you screenshots featuring the Battle of Rung Sat and the encirclement of A Shau Camp.

Get more information about Campaign Series: Vietnam from its official product page.

asrock-x570-taichiBy Matthew Hodgson @ Vortez

ASRock have been specialising in the development and manufacturing of motherboards since 2002 and have gone on to be a big player within an incredibly competitive market segment. They produce motherboards for both AMD and Intel and today we’ll focus on a high-end solution featuring the latest AMD X570 chipset.

The ASRock X570 Taichi is the latest in a line of premium motherboards that ASRock produce, offering a surfeit of features and performance. As you might have already heard, perhaps the biggest inclusion with the new X570 chipset is the long-awaiting PCI-E 4.0 specification, offering double the bandwidth, and full backwards compatibility, of the previous generation.

Read The Review Here

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gigabyte-x570-aorus-master-moboExpansion and M.2 Aplenty

By Thomas Soderstrom @ Tom’s Hardware

The price of AMD’s X570-chipset motherboards may be off-putting to buyers accustomed to AMD’s low-cost story, and the lower cost of previous-generation X470 boards that, a lack of PCIe 4.0 support aside, are still viable options for AMD’s new Ryzen 3000 processors. Gigabyte’s X570 Aorus Master competes in a high-end enthusiast segment that, thanks to the added cost of new technology, starts at around $300. Users who have adjusted their value expectations to current market conditions will find the $360 for this model reasonable, with our apologies to buyers in U.K. (where it’s £390).

Read The Review Here

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amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-2019Source: TechPowerUp!

AMD late Tuesday posted its latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition. Version 19.7.2 adds optimization for “GEARS 5″ beta. It fixes a number of issues, beginning with Facebook being unavailable with Radeon ReLive. “Star Wars Battlefront II” textures appearing pixellated or blurry with the DirectX 11 API has also been fixed. Radeon Overlay flickering in DirectX 9 apps with Radeon Image Sharpening enabled, is fixed. Valve Index HMD experiencing flickering when launching SteamVR on machines with Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards, is fixed.

Radeon WattMan auto-tuning global settings not applying per-game has also been fixed. WattMan showing max values instead of increased values in auto-tuning results screen has also been fixed. The WattMan memory clock gauge now correctly auto-updates. Texture corruption on enemy models in “Doom” (2016) has been fixed. A bug that caused Radeon display drivers to fail to uninstall in hybrid graphics configurations has been fixed.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.2 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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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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