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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA has released the GeForce 398.11 WHQL drivers. These drivers come game-ready for “Vampyr” and “Jurassic World: Evolution.” The drivers also officially introduce G-SYNC HDR, requiring G-SYNC capable HDR displays. It also adds or improves SLI support for “Warhammer: Vermintide 2.” It fixes an issue with “Hitman” in DirectX 12 mode, where the game crashes if the in-game HDR mode is enabled and Windows HDR setting is “off.” Also fixed is an issue with “Call of Duty: WWII” in which the center display in 3D Vision Surround setups can go blank.

You can download the new GeForce 398.11 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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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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fallout-76Source: IGN

Fallout 76 is an upcoming game published by Bethesda Softworks. It was revealed without additional information about platforms, gameplay, release date, and even which specific division of Bethesda Game Studios is working on it, so there’s very little detail to comb through until we find out more at E3.

For now, we’ve compiled all the information about Fallout 76 that’s out there so far, including news, trailers, and rumors. We’ll continue to update as more info rolls in, so if you don’t see what you’re looking for yet, keep checking back!

Fallout 76 was revealed on Wednesday, May 30 with a teaser trailer featuring what appears to be a resident of Vault 76.

Fallout 76 Setting

Until it’s officially confirmed, we won’t know for sure where or when Fallout 76 takes place – we don’t even know for sure what kind of game Fallout 76 is – but there are a few hints in the teaser trailer.

A date on the Pip-Boy in the trailer reads 27 October 2102 – 25 years following the Great War. If this is the year most of the game takes place in, that would place Fallout 76 before Fallout 1, 2, 3, and 4 chronologically.

At the end of the trailer, we see a resident of Vault 76 and decorations for an event called “Reclamation Day.” Vault 76 is one of the 17 known “control” vaults mentioned in Fallout 3 and Fallout 4. It has 500 occupants, according to Vault-Tec info read from a terminal in the Citadel.

The song in the trailer, “Take Me Home, Country Roads,” is an iconic symbol of West Virginia, which could indicate that Fallout 76 is set in the state of West Virginia. However, there are reasons why Fallout 76’s setting could be much broader too, as hinted at by Fallout 3.

Does Fallout 76 Have Online Gameplay?

Rumors that Fallout 76 is an online survival RPG similar to DayZ or Rust began circulating after three anonymous sources described the game to Kotaku.

According to Kotaku’s sources, Fallout 76 will still feature quests and a central story, but with additional “survival-based and multiplayer mechanics.” It will also allegedly feature base-building.

We expect to hear more at E3.

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corsair-hs70-wireless-gaming-headsetBy Sebastian Peak @ PC Perspective

Corsair’s HS70 gaming headset offers 2.4 GHz wireless operation, the option of 7.1 channel virtual surround effects, 50 mm neodymium drivers, and an impressively light weight. The big questions going into this review, as with all gaming headsets: how do they sound, how comfortable are they, and are they worth the price tag. Let’s find out!

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amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD has rolled out Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.5.2 Beta drivers. This includes drivers for 32-bit Windows 10 and Windows 7. While the drivers don’t coincide with any AAA game launches; they pack a number of bug fixes. To begin with, they fix a system hang noticed on “Sea of Thieves” after the splash-screen. A “white screen” that was noticed in “The Crew” in daylight maps, is now fixed. Shader Cache failing to enable on some games, has now been fixed. Certain FreeSync displays putting out a blank screen when FreeSync is enabled in the middle of a game, is fixed. Texture issues with zombie models in “Arizona Sunshine” is fixed. “Warhammer: Vermintide 2″ experiencing an application hang upon changing resolution, has also been fixed.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.5.2 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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rising-storm2-vietnam-logoTripwire Interactive and Antimatter Games Adds New Playable Faction, Maps, Weapons, and More to Award-winning First-person Shooter

Tripwire Interactive and developer Antimatter Games continue to expand and improve their award-winning first-person shooter Rising Storm 2: Vietnam with today’s release of the free Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) Content Update. As part of its continued commitment to support its active community with regular and significant free updates, today’s ARVN Content Update introduces the Army of the Republic of Vietnam as a playable faction along with new maps, weapons, and more.

Over one million Vietnamese served in the ARVN over the course of the Vietnam War, with over 250,000 lost in action. Largely equipped with older US military equipment and trained by foreign military advisors, ARVN soldiers bore the brunt of frontline fighting throughout the war both prior to the escalation of US military involvement and after the US began reducing its troop presence.

With the release of the ARVN update on May 29, 2018 for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam players can play as soldiers in the ARVN faction for the first time, as well as enjoy new weapons and five brand-new maps.

Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) Weapons:

  • M1 Garand
  • M1D Garand Sniper Rifle
  • Thompson M1A1 SMG
  • M1918A2 Browning Automatic Rifle (BAR)
  • M1919A6 .30-cal Browning LMG
  • Douglas A-1 Skyraider ground-attack aircraft as support

New Army of the Republic of Vietnam (ARVN) Maps:

  • Quang Tri: Set during 1972, Quang Tri is a daytime supremacy map set in the citadel of the provincial capital, pitting the new ARVN forces with limited US helicopter support against NVA main-force units.
  • A Sau: Set on an airfield and fortified camp in the A Sau valley, this nighttime territory attack map finds ARVN forces defending against attacking NVA main-force units. Visibility is limited under the cover of darkness with occasional flares lighting up the battlefield.

New Community Maps:

Made by fans for fans, the following player-made maps from Tripwire Interactive’s recent Rising Storm 2: Vietnam $40,000 Modding Contest will also be officially introduced to the game with the release of the ARVN update.

  • Firebase Georgina: Daytime attack by main-force NVA on a series of positions held by the US Army.
  • Borderwatch: Australian forces attack territory held by the NLF (Viet Cong), pushing through jungles and across open fields to the VC’s final hidden base.
  • Resort: US Marines stage a heliborne assault from the sea on a resort area held by Viet Cong guerrillas.

Tripwire Interactive wouldn’t be here today were it not for the continued support from the Rising Storm and Killing Floor communities,” said Alan Wilson, Vice President at Tripwire Interactive. “That’s why supporting our titles with notable and free updates, like the ARVN update for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, continues to be a big priority for us. It’s also our chance to give our community ownership over the game by officially adding the best player-made maps to our servers.

In addition to today’s release of the new ARVN Content Update and launch trailer Tripwire has also released a brief developer diary video entitled Rising Storm 2: Vietnam – “ARVN Joe” Behind The Scenes. One of the voice actors for the new ARVN forces, featured in the new ARVN Content Update for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, is Joseph Tran. During the recording sessions for the game he asked his father to come along to act as an adviser and mentor for the role. Turns out his father is Thanh Tran, also known as “Joe.” During the war Joe, a Staff Sergeant in the ARVN, was awarded the Bronze Star for saving a another soldier’s life under fire, while operating with US forces in September 1968.

We couldn’t resist the opportunity to ask him to talk a little about his experiences and about his thoughts on the voice acting his son was doing. As you’ll see Joe was really happy his son gets to play the “good guys” for once!

Available now on PC, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is the sequel to Rising Storm, PC Gamer magazine’s 2013 ‘Multiplayer Game of the Year’, published by Tripwire Interactive and developed by Antimatter Games. Command your team to victory in massive 64-player battles with authentic weapons, aircraft, and maps that pit conventional military forces against guerrilla forces.

Stay up-to-date with the latest Rising Storm 2: Vietnam news and information at www.rs2Vietnam.com.

battlefield-5Source: Blue’s News

Origin now offers system specifications for Battlefield V. They don’t specify these as minimum or recommended, so we expect them to be updated at some point. Here’s word:

System Requirements

  • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Processor (AMD): AMD FX-6350
  • Processor (Intel): Core i5 6600K
  • Memory: 8GB RAM
  • Graphics card (AMD): AMD Radeon™ HD 7850 2GB
  • Graphics card (NVIDIA): nVidia GeForce® GTX 660 2GB
  • DirectX: 11.0 Compatible video card or equivalent
  • Online Connection Requirements: 512 KBPS or faster Internet connection
  • Hard-drive space: 50GB

field-of-glory-2-age-of-belisariusThe barbarians are rising with the new expansion of Field of Glory II recently announced, Age of Belisarius. This DLC will bring you 11 new factions (Avars, Byzantines, Franks, Gepids, Lombards, Ostrogoths, Slavs, Turks, Vandals, Visigoths, Welsh), 17 new units (including the new fearsome Byzantine lance/bow cavalry) plus 30 new army lists.

Mark the date, Age of Belisarius will be available on June the 7th!

Get more information about Field of Glory II: Age of Belisarius from its official product page.

cooler-master-h500mBy Antony Leather @ bit-tech

Normally we expect to see product ranges being refreshed after the big trade shows such as Computex, which happens next week in fact, but Cooler Master’s latest addition to its MasterCase range of cases is another in a long line of new tempered glass-clad models that are built around a similar chassis, and there are more to come as well. This particular model, like the H500P we reviewed recently, comes equipped with a pair of 200mm RGB fans with the boon of these being addressable with individually-controlled LEDs, but there’s plenty more here compared to the H500P for the extra £50 you’ll be spending.

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