Month: November 2016

rainbowsix-siege-logoOperation Red Crow, the fourth major content update for Rainbow Six: Siege, is out now. As with previous updates, it adds a new map – Skyscraper, which blends modern design with classic Japanese architecture – and two new Operators, Echo and Hibana, who each bring unique new weapons and gadgets to the field. Here’s what to expect from Rainbow’s two new faces:

A member of Japan’s elite Special Assault Team, Yumiko “Hibana” Imagawa is a fast, lightly armored Attacker who excels at charging through obstacles. Key to this particular talent is her X-KAIROS, a unique 40mm launcher she developed in collaboration with fellow Operator Thermite. Able to fire multiple explosive pellets and detonate them simultaneously, the launcher offers a way to rapidly breach walls to create new pathways or lines of sight for teammates, or to distract enemies with decoy explosions.

The Defender half of the new Operator set, Masaru “Echo” Enatsu is a robotics prodigy who commands the Yokai drone. The drone can cruise along the floor or fly up and perch on the ceiling, allowing versatile visibility though its camera feed and unleashing ultrasonic bursts that disorient all targets nearby. From hunting down roamers to disrupting a coordinated team assault, Echo’s remote-controlled ally will be a powerful counter to aggressive Attackers.

Both Echo and Hibana can be equipped with SuperNova pump-action shotguns and the same sidearm options – the P229 and BEARING 9 – but Hibana can also carry a TYPE-89 assault rifle, while Echo has the option of an MP5SD submachine gun. Additionally, Hibana can deploy an M18 Claymore or a stun grenade, while Echo has the option of a nitro cell or deployable shield.

Operation Red Crow also introduces new customization options, including new signature weapon skins based on classical Japanese art and the introduction of Elite sets. Elite sets are coordinated player assets which include a matching uniform and headgear, an Operator card, an Operator name, a signature victory animation, and a charm. The first to roll out are the Vympel, L Detachment, and Vintage Bureau sets, which will be available for Kapkan, Sledge, and Thermite.

The Skyscraper map, perched high above the streets of Nagoya, Japan, is available to all players starting November 17. Season Pass owners will have immediate and exclusive access to the new Operators from November 17 until November 24, when other players will be able to unlock them with R6 Credits or Renown. New experiences in high-tension counterterrorism are waiting for you, so suit up and get ready to breach.

The Rainbow Six: Siege team has also announced its plans for a second year of post-launch content that will follow a similar structure as the first year. This content will include new Operators, new maps, as well as a variety of other updates and improvements. New maps and modes will remain free to all players, while Operators and most weapon skins will be unlockable with Renown or R6 Credits. Year two content kicks off in February with the Rainbow Six Invitational.

Watch the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Operation Red Crow Trailer here.

For more information on Rainbow Six: Siege, visit the official site.

strategic-command-ww2-war-in-europeTwenty years have passed since the end of the first Weltkrieg and, despite many efforts to prevent it, a new and more terrible conflict has broken out.

Once again, Europe is the main battlefield! Here the armies of Germany, Italy, France, Great Britain, the United States and the Soviet Union will clash for supremacy and survival! Only those who can establish an integrated strategy will succeed in managing multiple fronts at once, until the final victory comes!

Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe puts you in charge of the Axis or the Allies – allowing you to command all aspects of the war. Enormous effort went into the creation of a very intelligent AI and your computer opponent is capable of prioritizing fronts and making good strategic choices, saving experienced troops from hopeless battles and exploiting every weak spot in your line!

Allocate resources to construct or upgrade new units, build fortifications, develop your navy or air force, invest in logistics, research, diplomatic pressure and much more. Deal with a vast range of historical events, while always keeping the big picture in mind.

Both experienced wargamers and newcomers will find much to love in this beautiful WWII wargame!

Check out the release announcement video here.

Grab the game now!

combat-air-patrol-2-logoSim155 Ltd. has announced that Combat Air Patrol 2 (CAP2) V809.1 is currently live in the Steam client’s Beta and VR Beta channels. As well a couple of crash fixes, general bug squashing and copious minor improvements, the following are present in this build:

  • Steam launch options for 2D, OpenVR & Oculus.
  • New carrier with animated elevators, deck crane and deck tugs.
  • Air to Air refuelling – KC767 tanker with realistic hose physics. Check out the video here.

You can check out the full details over at the CAP2 Dev Blog.

Several new screenshots and videos have been added to the CAP2 website.

Further v809 updates will include populated target ranges, updated MFD & radar displays together with RCS (Radar Cross Section) logic. Cockpit updates are progressing well. Aside from modelling one of the major updates will be the mirror reflections. You’ll be able to specify varying levels of reflection fidelity plus we’re considering adding adjustable mirrors. Automatic support for Thrustmaster MFD Cougar panels is also on the way.

Combat Air Patrol 2 is available on Steam for $29.99.


g-skill-ripjaws-km570-mx-keyboardBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

We review the KM570 MX mechanical keyboard from the G.Skill gaming series. The unit is affordable and has been fitted with Cherry MX (in our case) red switches. It is a keyboard that offers value for money and doesn’t go all berserk with LED activity. Just subtle red back-lit keys and if you want to, you can animate them.

Read The Review Here

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logitech-g213-prodigy-gaming-keyboardBy Kevin Pocock @ Hardware Heaven

The G213 Prodigy is one third of Logitech’s Prodigy series; a collection of products targeting the widest possible scope of gamers seeking functional features. This doesn’t sound the most captivating of offerings, but we were surprised at the punchy gaming performance offered by the G403 Prodigy mouse. Let’s see if the G213 can enhance our opinion of the series.

Read The Review Here

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amd-radeon-crimson-softwareSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD today released Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4, the latest version of its comprehensive Radeon GPU software suite. Version 16.11.4 comes with optimization for “Sid Meier’s Civilization VI,” the season’s smash-hit turn-based strategy title. The drivers also address a minor visual corruption noticed on “Titanfall 2″ rendered by Radeon R9 Fury series GPUs, when inside a titan. The drivers fix a bug with playback issues noticed on H.264 video-playback in web-browsers, when the GPU is also rendering games or other content in the background.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.11.4 drivers here.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA has today released the latest Hotfix GeForce drivers that address the low memory clocks on certain factory-overclocked “Pascal” cards. The driver includes all of the previous updates from the 375.86 WHQL driver with the “Pascal” memory clock fix listed as the only difference.

You can download the new GeForce 375.95 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and

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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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battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

The promised fall update for Battlefield 1 is now live, offering a bunch of changes and fixes for DICE’s World War 1 first-person shooter. This post is filled with details, but the complete patch notes are even fuller. Among the major alterations are reworks to conquest and operations modes.

Find out more about Battlefield 1 at the games official website.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: Blue’s News

The GeForce website now offers new version 375.86 WHQL-certified GeForce drivers for NVIDIA graphics cards. These are the game-ready drivers for Battlefield 1, Civilization VI, Tom Clancy’s The Division, and the Steep open beta. They explain:

“In the coming weeks, Battlefield 1, Civilization VI and Tom Clancy’s The Division will all launch new updates that also require today’s Game Ready driver for the fastest and smoothest experience. So if you’re a fan of these three titles, be sure to snag the new driver in preparation.” Be warned, some are reporting problems with this release, and this thread is where these are being discussed. Word is that some users are experiencing flickering in SLI configurations and that some users of 1080/1070/1060 cards are experiencing incorrect memory timings.

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