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April 17, 2014

Review: ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 11:11:51 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By: Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

In this article we review the ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum, this particular model comes with a customized cooling solution. The card 11-inch long card will come with 4GB of graphics memory and an 8-phase power design with a MOS heatsink. Clock frequencies you can expect the card to launch at a 1150 MHz Boost clock frequency with a memory clock at 6008 MHz (affective data-rate).

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Review: Bloody B540 Mechanical Keyboard and TL8A Laser Gaming Mouse

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 10:54:04 in category: Game Controller News [ Print ]

By Stuart Kerley @ HardwareHeaven

Recently we reviewed a number of products from A4Tech and their Bloody gaming range. The G501 headset, the B120 keyboard and the ZL5A gaming mouse offered good value with some unique features. Today we will be taking a look at more of their latest products and the first is a step up from the keyboard we looked at last time, the B540. It is a mechanical gaming model and pairs nicely with the TL8A from the Bloody ambidextrous gaming mouse range.

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April 11, 2014

Arma 3 Zeus DLC Now Available

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 17:44:24 in category: First-Person Shooter News [ Print ]

Bohemia Interactive has released the free Arma 3 Zeus DLC for Arma 3™. Announced two months ago, Arma 3 Zeus lets people assume the role of Game Master and curate the multiplayer experience of other players.

As a Game Master, you can view the battlefield from bird’s-eye perspective, and create, manipulate or expand a multiplayer scenario in real-time. An easy-to-use editor enables you to spawn units, set objectives, change the weather conditions, start music, and much more. The result is incredibly dynamic online combat - in which players have to rely on their ability to improvise and adapt.

The Arma 3 Zeus DLC has been added automatically to the Steam Library of all owners of Arma 3.

For more information please visit zeus.arma3.com.

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Wargame: Red Dragon: New Screenshots of the Warships in the Early Access!

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 17:44:13 in category: Strategy and Wargaming News [ Print ]

Just one week prior to the worldwide release, Wargame: Red Dragon, the latest episode in the spectacular RTS series created by Eugen Systems, has added the eagerly-awaited warships to the Beta Early Access version!

Destroyers, frigates, cruisers and many other vessels are arriving to the thunderous noise of their guns and are available in the Early Access for players who have pre-ordered the game.

In addition to extra units, the naval forces in Red Dragon lend a fresh strategic depth to the game, unlocking tactical opportunities for any commanders smart enough to exploit their power to the max, particularly on the designated game maps.

Check out the new screenshots and get more game information at the official Wargame: Red Dragon Website.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation Next Month

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 17:43:55 in category: First-Person Shooter News [ Print ]

Devastation - the second DLC Pack available for Call of Duty®: Ghosts is set to release May 8th on the PlayStation Network and for the PC. Devastation brings four small to medium-sized Multiplayer maps: Ruins, Behemoth, Collision, and Unearthed - a reimagined version of Dome, the fan-favorite map from Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3.

Skilled players that find and complete the unique Field Order in Ruins will have the ability to become one of Hollywood's most formidable action film stars and the galaxy's ultimate hunter, the deadly Predator. As the Predator, players will brandish its dual wrist blades and shoulder-mounted plasma cannon, as well as be able to utilize the creature's keen hunting abilities to track down enemy players.

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Stronghold Crusader 2 Meet the Saladin Video Released

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 17:42:39 in category: Strategy and Wargaming News [ Print ]

Firefly Studios has just released new gameplay footage of the Saladin, one of eight unique AI characters to feature in Stronghold Crusader 2 at launch. The new video includes developer commentary on Saladin’s backstory, choice of units, attacking style and weaknesses.

In a new blog post on the official Crusader 2 website Firefly expand on the video’s content, discussing the Arabic campaign and advances in AI that players can expect from the game:

“A classic character returning from the original Stronghold: Crusader, the Saladin is essentially the good guy in Stronghold Crusader 2. After blasting through the Crusader campaign you will be invited to play as Saladin in his fight to take back the holy lands from Richard the Lionheart and the invading Crusader hordes. Without spoiling anything you can expect to encounter a few familiar faces on your road to confront Richard. Some will be friendly with others out to get you, so keep your guard up and exact revenge when necessary!

Since the team is bringing Saladin back from the first game we don’t want to change too much with regards to his play style. As such when it comes to choice of units and AI behaviour it is largely business as usual, the difference comes when we start attacking Saladin and seeing just how he reacts. Our game’s AI has been built from the ground up with the classic level of Crusader difficulty in mind. Players can therefore expect to encounter a fair amount of resistance when playing against Saladin in skirmish mode, where the AI has free reign to expand its castle and harass the players as it deems fit.”


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More game info can be found on the official Stronghold Crusader 2 Website.

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Ghost Recon Phantoms Launched

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 17:34:30 in category: First-Person Shooter News [ Print ]

Source: Blue's News

Ubisoft announces that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms is now available for Windows PCs, offering a free-to-play shooter set in the threat-filled world of the late thriller author. The game is available on the Ghost Recon Phantoms website as well as through Steam, and they say the worldwide launch is being supported by new servers in Asia, Australia, and South America to complement those already covering Europe and North America. Here's a new launch trailer and here's word:

Today, Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms is now available on Steam and Windows PC. Formerly Ghost Recon Online, Ghost Recon Phantoms launches with a new identity, new features and worldwide distribution.

A brand-new gaming experience built upon community feedback

Ubisoft has built a new identity for Ghost Recon Phantoms that includes a new background story, new user interface as well as new character and weapon designs for all three classes. Three maps have also been updated with a complete lighting and level redesign. Players will also be able to fully customize their weapons and characters with the new ModMaster feature to help them stand out on the battlefield.

In addition, matchmaking has been improved to guarantee a fair gaming experience by taking into account player skills and level of equipment. To start new players off on the right foot, the new user experience has been retooled to offer players access to better weapons, sooner.

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Warlock 2: The Exiled Now Available on Every Shard of Earth

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 16:48:01 in category: Strategy and Wargaming News [ Print ]

Paradox Interactive today announced that wrongly exiled magicians and sorcerers everywhere can begin their quests to retake Ardania in Warlock 2: The Exiled, the turn-based strategy-fantasy wargame from Ino-Co Plus. Available today via digital retailers worldwide, Warlock 2: The Exiled challenges players to conduct wizardly warfare with a selection of magical creatures, devastating spells, and cunning strategy as they face off against their fellow Great Mages. Warlock 2: The Exiled is available on Windows PC for $29.99, with premium editions also available for $39.99 and $49.99.

The premium editions of Warlock 2 include exquisite extras like digital books, soundtracks and content packs for discerning diviners. Players who purchase the Lord Edition or Great Mage Edition will receive a digital copy of Warlock 2: The Great Mage Game, a novel set in the Warlock universe, as well as a digital art book, and the official soundtracks to both Warlock 2 and the original Warlock: Master of the Arcane. The Great Mage Edition will also include seven in-game content packs, which add new Great Mages, spells, and options to players’ quests.

In Warlock 2: The Exiled, diplomacy is not an option — war is the only way to triumph. The land of Ardania is in turmoil and players will take on the role of one of several unique Great Mages to restore order by conquering the land. Wield powerful magic as you command a battlefield filled with malevolent beasts, undead hordes, and other atrocities as you fight your way to unite the shards of a randomly generated shattered realm in either sandbox mode or the new Exiled campaign mode. Cast over 170 customizable spells, hire heroes to command your armies, and bring every last Great Mage to their knees.

For more game information please visit the official Warlock 2: The Exiled Website.

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Review: Bitfenix Shadow Mid-Tower Case

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 16:34:43 in category: General System Component News [ Print ]

By Francesco Daghini @ Ocaholic

Bitfenix found its niche in the market for PC cases and one of their most successful cases certainly was the Prodigy. Today we're having another one of BitFenix' cases for review, which is called Shadow. It is basically a mid-range chassis and it comes with a few decent features as well as a sleek design.

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Review: Zalman ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 External Drive Case

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 16:23:16 in category: Drives & Storage News [ Print ]

Written By: Joe Evans @ Legit Reviews

Zalman is probably most widely known for their cooling products but they also have quite a few other product lines that cover quite a few categories, including storage. In that realm, they have quite a useful little tool with their ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 External Drive Case. As the name implies, it can be used as an enclosure for any 2.5″ drive allowing it to connect to any USB capable computer, but that’s not all. It can host ISO images and mimic or emulate a CD/DVD drive to allow installation of software directly from the ZM-VE300 instead of off a disc which comes in super handy if your device lacks a CD/DVD drive, like recent MacBook Pros, because it works with virtually any operating system.

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Review: Das Keyboard 4 Pro: Cherry MX Flavored Typing

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 16:14:57 in category: Game Controller News [ Print ]

By Paul Lilly @ Hot Hardware

Having experience with previous Das Keyboard models and being big fans of mechanical key switches in general, we knew we had to get our hands on the Das Keyboard 4 for test drive. We opted for the Professional model with Cherry MX Blue key switches (both the Professional and Ultimate versions also come with Cherry MX Brown switches), which carries an MSRP of $169. Here's our initial impression.

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Just Announced Hardware for 11 April 2014

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 16:02:19 in category: Hardware News [ Print ]

Check 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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