Month: July 2019

ace-combat-7-skies-unknownSource: TheSixthAxis

The third DLC has arrived for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown with this pack being led by the ADFX-01 Morgan jet. The jet comes equipped with the tactical laser system and multi-purpose burst missile system. You can see these weapons systems as well as the plane itself in action in this trailer. The trailer also reveals the two skins that are part of DLC pack 3, and those are the X-02S Mihaly skin and the Su-30SM Mihaly skin.

The ADFX-01 Morgan joins the ADF-11F Raven and ADF-01 Falken to round out the DLC planes. PS4 players can get the latest DLC pack from here, Xbox One players will need to click here, and PC players will need to go here. Alternatively, you can get the season pass to access all the DLC content.

call-of-duty-modern-warfareNeed to know when, where, and how to watch the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Premiere Event this Thursday, August 1? Read on for all the important details!

Source: Activision Blog

Beginning at 10AM PDT this Thursday, get a first look at the ultimate online playground. Expect a deep look at Modern Warfare’s incredible Multiplayer gameplay, bringing new levels of strategic and tactical play that’s both action-packed and grounded with immersive and impactful aesthetics. And this is just the start…

Be sure to watch, starting at 10AM PDT on August 1.

10AM PDT: MP Trailer Debut and Pre-Show

Beginning at 10AM, we will start proceedings by bringing the action with the debut of the Modern Warfare Multiplayer Gameplay Trailer! Then watch the pre-show where Infinity Ward’s developers explain their design goals and vision for Multiplayer, how they’re bringing the most weapon choices in Call of Duty history to the party, along with an overview of the maps, game modes, and a number of other surprises… with the Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal just moments away!

10:30AM PDT: Gameplay Livestream

The Multiplayer Universe is revealed as multiple gameplay Livestreams go live! Expect some of your favorite, top-tier Twitch streamers and content creators from around the world to simultaneously stream Multiplayer games live to their own Twitch channels, all from inside the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Arena!

Be here to witness as livestreamers challenge (as well as team up with) each other across multiple game modes! This spectacle will include epic firefights using a wide variety of Operators, Loadouts, Killstreaks, and Field Upgrades across a number of brand-new maps, some with day and night-time variants. Expect bragging rights, hurt feelings, explosive and adrenaline-soaked match-ups, and insanely competitive combat! For a complete Livestreamer Line-up, check Call of Duty on Twitter right now!

2PM PDT: Post-Show

When the dust has settled, the epic Livestreamer confrontations have been resolved, and the spectacle of brand-new Multiplayer is still fresh in your mind, stick around for the Post-Show, when we’ll reveal more details on some pre-launch plans, check out another surprise or two from Infinity Ward’s developers, and gain more knowledge about how we’re planning on making Call of Duty: Modern Warfare the ultimate online playground.

Multiple Ways to Watch Modern Warfare Multiplayer:

First of all, be sure to tune in to at 10AM PDT to watch the Multiplayer trailer, before watching interviews, overviews, and other surprises straight from the developers at Infinity Ward.

You can choose to watch the Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal in a number of ways:

You can stay at, where we’ll be moving from game to game, showing you the most intense and outlandish match ups, and offering color commentary on exact what’s happening.

· You can watch any of the attending Livestreamers’ individual Twitch channels

· You can watch on the MLG website.

· Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4 fans can watch the festivities from the Black Ops 4 in-game Live Event Viewer.

· Call of Duty® WWII fans are able to watch the event from the Theater: Expect to obtain a Contract that grants you a Weapon Bribe, just for tuning in!

Additional Intel: Don’t Be Kept in the Dark

Check back at the Activision Games Blog throughout the coming weeks for further intel. Check the Related Articles for further Call of Duty: Modern Warfare information.

Pre-orders at participating retailers are available now, or at

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axis-allies-1942-onlineSource: Blue’s News

Beamdog announces a July 31st Early Access release date for Axis & Allies 1942 Online, the Avalon Hill board game adaptation they unveiled earlier this year. This is coming to Steam, where the listing has details on what to expect from the game:

German tanks mobilize in the west, blitzing into France and pushing back the Soviet Union in eastern Europe. The United States rises in response to Japanese aggression in the Pacific. The United Kingdom rallies allies as bombers menace the skies. The year is 1942, and the world is at war!

Axis & Allies 1942 Online is an official adaptation of the beloved strategic board game, Axis & Allies, and includes the 1942 Second Edition game board and rules.

Axis & Allies 1942 Online accommodates 1-5 players, each controlling one or more of the Axis or Allied powers in Online Multiplayer, Hot Seat, or Single Player mode against the computer AI. Players command both their country’s military forces and its war-time economy.

Victory goes to the side that conquers its opponents on the field of battle and occupies the greatest cities of the world. Will the Axis continue to spread across the globe unchecked, or will the Allies rally to push back against imperialistic tyranny? Challenge your friends and change the course of history!

Many ways to play!

  • Hotseat play for 2 to 5 players
  • Online multiplayer allows you play with allies and enemies across the world
  • Challenge yourself against AI


  • The complete Axis & Allies 1942 Second Edition experience
  • Play online with your friends
  • Optional computer AI players
  • Learn to play with introductory tutorials
  • Asynchronous gameplay with custom defense profiles
  • Selectable victory conditions
  • Keep informed with the action log and war diary
  • Over 20 minutes of all-new period appropriate music

Click here to visit the official Axis & Allies 1942 Online website.

battlefield-5Source: Blue’s News

Update 4.2.1 is now live in Battlefield V, launching the new Marita map, and adding new Elite skins Ilse and Kingsley to the store. A post on Reddit has the details:

There will be no general downtime for this update, and once it’s available for your platform you’re encouraged to close any active session that you have, and attempt to relaunch the game in order to start downloading and installing. Servers with players connected who are running the older version will be able to complete their matches, and new servers on the newer version will be spun up as folks queue via Quickplay Matchmaking.

Marita will then go live at 12PM CEST on all Platforms, and we will activate a Marita only playlist at this time. The playlist will rotate between 1 Round of Conquest, and 2 Rounds of Breakthrough (Attack/Defend) on this Map only. Marita will otherwise be included in the full rotations of Conquest, Breakthrough, and Team Deathmatch (appearing after Arras in Conquest, after Devastation in Breakthrough, and after Al Sundan on TDM) at this same time.

Two hours after the map rotations are available, we’ll set both Ilse and Kingsley live in the store.

Starting on August 8th, we’ll have a newer Marita playlist live for 32 Player modes that switches between Domination, Frontlines, and TDM.


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

AMD late Monday released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition. Version 19.7.4 Beta fixes a bug that caused “Grand Theft Auto V” to crash on machines with Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards. The rest of its feature-set is identical to that of the 19.7.3 drivers. There’s no mention in the change-log of the worsened idle fan-noise of RX 5700-series graphics cards observed from the upgrade to 19.7.3.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.7.4 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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arma-3-contactMilitary sci-fi campaign, terrain, weapons, vehicles, and more

What if humanity suddenly encounters extraterrestrial intelligence on Earth? Bohemia Interactive is proud to announce today’s worldwide release of the much-anticipated Arma 3 Contact spin-off expansion for its military simulation game, Arma 3. The new expansion is introduced in this launch trailer.

Declassified just a few weeks ago (watch announcement trailer), Arma 3 Contact delivers a military science fiction singleplayer campaign, in which you play as a NATO drone operator deployed to the (fictional) Eastern European country of Livonia. After the discovery of an unknown subsurface object and the sudden arrival of a massive alien vessel, you are sent out on a reconnaissance mission to investigate the extraterrestrial presence. The priority: to learn who they are and find out why they are here. However, amid all the tension and chaos, armed conflict inevitably unfolds.

Over the course of the “First Contact” campaign, players are expected to run into infantry combat encounters, but a significant portion of the campaign also features non-shooting gameplay. This involves studying strange alien anomalies by operating a mini UGV with an onboard sampling laser and biopsy probe, as well as taking control over the electromagnetic spectrum with the Spectrum Device. This tool serves as the player’s weapon of choice when it comes to electronic warfare, and can be used for gathering intel, jamming, and transmitting misinformation.

On top of the singleplayer campaign, the Arma 3 Contact expansion brings with it many additions to the wider Arma 3 platform (watch sandbox trailer). The biggest of all is a new 163 square kilometer terrain, which covers the militarized and partly abandoned Nadbór region inside the Polish-speaking country of Livonia. This temperate summer environment is composed of forests, farmland, towns, railroads, the Biela river, and various special landmarks such as an old munitions factory, an abandoned radar station, and several World War II bunkers.

Other highlights are the additional armed forces, namely the Livonian Defense Force and Russian Spetsnaz, five weapons, two vehicles, various gear, and a range of free bonus content for all Arma 3 players, including more than one hundred new decorative props and terrain objects for content creators to use in their projects. Furthermore, many of Arma 3’s official multiplayer modes can be played on the expansion’s Livonia terrain as well with new scenarios for Zeus Game Master, Combat Patrol, and Warlords.

Looking back at Contact’s concept phase, I’m very proud of how we managed to convert the many ideas into the original experience we’re releasing today. It tackles the ‘first contact’ premise in a way not yet seen in other games, while also showcasing the diversity of the Arma 3 platform,” said Arma 3 Contact Project Lead, Joris-Jan van ‘t Land. “Beyond the campaign experience, we’re also glad to be expanding the traditional Arma 3 sandbox with loads of cool content. I’m confident our community will be able to put this expansion to good use, and we hope everyone will have a lot of fun playing. The truth is out there!

Key Features of Arma 3 Contact

  • Singleplayer campaign “First Contact” – You are a member of a NATO training deployment to a remote region of Livonia, presented with a mysterious event that will forever change the face of human history.
  • 163 km2 Livonia terrain – A temperate summer environment set in a partly abandoned militarized region of the (fictional) Eastern European country of Livonia.
  • 2 Factions – Livonian Defense Force and Russian Spetsnaz, equipped with their own gear, new character faces, and Polish or Russian radio protocols.
  • 5 Weapons – Promet Assault Rifle, RPK-12 Light Machine Gun, AKU-12 Carbine, Mk14 Classic Hunting Rifle, and Kozlice Shotgun.
  • 2 Vehicles – ED-1 Mini UGV (a small electric tracked robot with a modular chassis and swivel arm that comes in both a Science and Demining variant) plus the Tractor.
  • Gear – CBRN clothing, masks and backpacks, Spectrum Device, radio backpack, blindfold, and tin foil hat.
  • Multiplayer Scenarios – Additional Zeus Game Master, Combat Patrol, and Warlords scenarios for the new Livonia terrain.
  • Free Bonus Content – NATO woodland camouflage, civilian clothing, 100+ decorative props and terrain objects, and more. These will be made available for free to all owners of Arma 3.

The Arma 3 Contact expansion is distributed as DLC for Arma 3 on Steam and is available for purchase on Steam and the Bohemia Store for 24.99 EUR / 27.99 USD / 21.99 GBP (with a temporary 10% discount until August 1). Those who are entirely new to Arma 3 are advised to pick up the Arma 3 Contact Edition or the newly introduced Arma 3 Ultimate Edition, which bundle the Arma 3 base game and downloadable content at a significant discount.

For the fans, there is also a Bohemia Store-exclusive Arma 3 Contact Collector’s Edition on sale (available here). This limited edition includes the Arma 3 base game (Deluxe Edition), Contact expansion, and several physical collector’s items such as a rugged field case, topographic map, two-way radio transceivers, tin foil hats, and more.

More information on the Arma 3 Contact spin-off expansion is available at

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA today rushed out the GeForce Hotfix driver version 431.68. Hotfix drivers are rushed out to address glaring bugs with a recent major driver release, and are usually beta (lack WHQL signatures). Version 431.68 Hotfix corrects a bug where the mouse pointer renders incorrectly after exiting a game. The rest of the Hotfix is based almost entirely on the 431.60 WHQL released earlier this week, which comes optimized for “Wolfestein: Youngblood.”

You can download the GeForce Hotfix Driver Version 431.68 via this NVIDIA support page.


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Update 0.8.6 introduces first French Destroyers, new missions and map.

Developer and publisher Wargaming has launched the new major update 0.8.6. for its popular naval combat game World of Warships. The update gives players the opportunity to unlock the upcoming French Destroyers early through new directives and missions. The first update of the French arc also comes with a brand new map and new seasons of Clan and Ranked Battles.

A new video presenting the update and the French Destroyers is available HERE.

The update 0.8.6. celebrates the French Navy, adding dozens of missions with great rewards at stake for players who complete them, including the opportunity to unlock the Tier V Premium French Destroyer Siroco and earn exclusive containers. Alongside signals and original camouflages, these containers will have a chance to unlock a special mission which, upon completion, will award players with one of the brand new French Destroyers, available in Early Access with this month’s update: the Jaguar (Tier V), the Guépard (Tier VI), the Vauquelin (Tier VII), and Le Fantasque (Tier VIII).

This month’s update also brings a new look for the Port of Marseille, which has been redecorated for the occasion and now features a myriad of hot-air balloons bearing the French colours. Many ships will be marked with the Symbol of France, offering players either Coal or Republic Tokens, a new temporary resource, for their first victory aboard these ships. These tokens can be exchanged for four consecutive bundles featuring a wealth of in-game
items. Once players have obtained all these bundles, 30 new ones will be made available in exchange for doubloons, with one of them immediately unlocking the Tier IX French Destroyer, the Mogador.

The embodiment of naval ambush predators, French Destroyers compensate their lack of Smoke Generator by a specific distribution of HP making them surprisingly resilient, their manoeuvrability and a higher speed than their counterparts, further enhanced through an upgraded Engine Boost consumable. Agility is not the only strength of these ships, as they enjoy at high Tiers comfortable ballistics, devastating Armor Piercing shells and have access to the Main Battery Reload Booster consumable, significantly increasing their damage output for a short time. In the right conditions, the French Destroyers’ firepower and survivability allow them to inflict considerable damage to even larger ships such as cruisers, making them able to surprise and take out threats that would otherwise prove fatal.

The update 0.8.6. also introduces the brand new Crash Zone Alpha map to the game. Inspired by the white cliffs of Dover, this map is available for Tier VIII to Tier X battles in Domination mode in two versions, with three and four key areas respectively. The map will be particularly interesting to Clan Battles fans, as the home key areas of the teams will be located close to each other, inciting prospective commanders to reconsider their usual strategies.

Finally, the update comes with loads of improvements and modifications, including new seasons of Ranked and Clan Battles, a new sunny weather for the Greece map, and balance changes.

The team has also announced the long-awaited Italian Navy and its Cruiser line, as well as the upcoming launch of the new European nation in closed testing. This nation will have three ships available at first: the Viribus Unitis (Austria-Hungary, Tier V), the Błyskawica (Poland, Tier VII) and the Friesland (Netherlands, Tier IX).

Further details on the update 0.8.6. are available HERE.

Head over to the official World of Warships website now to sign up and play World of Warships for free!

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