Month: September 2019

medal-of-honor-above-and-beyondMedal of Honor is back…in VR!

By Ryan McCaffrey @ IGN

Medal of Honor is back in a way you probably didn’t expect. Respawn Entertainment, makers of Apex Legends, Titanfall, and the upcoming Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order, is turning its attention to one of new-ish parent company EA’s veteran (but dormant) properties. Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond is a World War II first-person shooter, as you’d expect. But what you probably wouldn’t have imagined is that it’s a VR game that’s exclusive to Oculus Rift (it is, in fact, published by Oculus Studios). Its release date, for now, is the very vague “2020.”

Watch the Medal of Honor: Above and Beyond Announcement video HERE.

The new Medal of Honor takes place over three Acts made up of many missions each, and the Respawn team says the campaign lasts 10-12 hours – a lot by VR standards. I played a training level and a couple of missions. In the former, you’re taught the basics, albeit in VR. Some weapons can be held with two hands, upping their accuracy. And it is pretty neat that you can pull the pin out of a grenade with your teeth by raising the held grenade to your mouth.

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sniper-ghost-warrior-contractsGet an uninterrupted look at Contract’s combat, wide range of tools at your disposal, and brand new Dynamic Reticle System as CI games takes players through the recently revealed Kolchak Harbor. Also, get an early listen at the game’s music from returning composer Mikolai Stroinski.

Last month, Gamescom attendees got an opportunity to go hands-on with Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, experiencing the new Contracts system. Today, to give players at home a look behind the snowy veil, developer CI Games has released an uninterrupted walkthrough of the Gamescom gameplay demo. Not only can you see an uninterrupted gameplay session, the studio has released snippets from the game’s soundtrack, which is being made by the award-winning composer that shaped the music of Sniper Ghost Warrior 3.

This walkthrough trailer focuses on Kolchak Harbor, one of five unique regions, each serving as a sniper’s tactical paradise where players can confront emergent combat encounters that will never be the same twice. Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts is a return to form for the series and introduces the Dynamic Reticle System, empowering players as they adjust for ballistics and atmospheric conditions to line up crucial shots. This is a prime example of how Contracts will continue to provide the best-in-class sniping experience the series is known for.

This detailed walkthrough introduces players to the fresh gameplay rhythm and other new tools at their disposal, like Scout Drones and the Augmented Reality Mask. For those who weren’t able to attend Gamescom, this will be a strong introduction to Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts’ new and more focused gameplay flow. It features over 20 contracts across the five regions, with those spaces acting as sandboxes filled with side-objectives and tasks to uncover.

Watch the Kolchak Harbor Gameplay Walkthrough Trailer HERE.

When it comes to the music in Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts, a familiar face will be crafting your sniper symphony. Mikolai Stroinski, the award-winning composer behind Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, The Vanishing of Ethan Carter, and The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt along with the Blood and Wine DLC is returning as composer for Contracts, and we’re celebrating by releasing a few snippets from the game’s official soundtrack.

On our official YouTube channel, you can listen to bits of “Frost”, “Contracts Menu” and “I Look Forward To Working With You.” This is just a sample of Mikolai’s work, which has earned him awards and nominations at The Game Awards, DICE Awards, GDC Awards, Hollywood Music in Media Awards, Digital Dragons, and more. We’re excited and honored to be working with Mikolai again as he brings the Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts experience to life through his compelling compositions.

Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts will launch in November 22, 2019 on PS4, Xbox One and PC. For more information about the Sniper Ghost Warrior series, head to

ghost-recon-breakpointUbisoft has released two brand new trailers for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint. The first trailer, ‘Join Skell Technology’ acts as a recruitment video, enticing you to join the corporation founded by Danish engineer Jace Skell. The second trailer, ‘Skell Technology Drone Threat’ unveils a darker side behind the so-called security drones developed by Skell Technology. To read more about the background of the trailers, please see the attached document.

The release of the two trailers coincides with the launch of the Open Beta for the game, which is now live and will run until 15:00 BST on Sunday 29th September. You can sign up for the Open Beta on the Ubisoft Website or directly from the Epic Games Store.

Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint is a military shooter set in a diverse and hostile open world. The game will be playable solo or in up to four-player co-op. Players will discover Auroa, a mysterious island where the most technically advanced facilities meet wild and untamed nature. Home to tech giant Skell Technology, Auroa has fallen into the wrong hands and all contact has been lost.

For the latest news about Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Breakpoint, please visit

ace-combat-7-skies-unknownSource: Blue’s News

Much like the Spanish Inquisition, nobody expects an unexpected visitor, but despite that the Unexpected Visitor DLC is now available on Steam for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. This brings new planes, weapons, and missions to the aerial combat game, and this new trailer offers a look. Here’s word on the add-on, which is included with the season pass:

The 4th add-on included in the season pass for Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown. This add-on allows you to play the new mission “Unexpected Visitor.”

A giant Erusean submarine has been discovered in harbor at Artiglio Port. This submarine launched four years ago, but went missing during a sea trial. It was found two years later at the bottom of the ocean. Much of its crew survived and were rescued.

According to David North, an analyst from the Osean Intelligence Agency’s Advanced Weapons Analysis Division, this submarine is a super-sized nuclear submarine measuring 495 meters in length and powered by two liquid metal cooled reactors. Dubbed the “Alicorn,” it is capable of staging aircraft operations on the scale of a carrier.

The objective of this operation is to capture the Alicorn. To do so, the Osean Navy has dispatched a fleet complete with a landing ship.

“Our mission is to secure air superiority and protect this assault-and-capture task force.”

call-of-duty-modern-warfareAn announcement on the Activision Blog that an all-new trailer for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, showcasing the military shooter’s single-player campaign, has been released. Here’s a bit from the blog…

On October 25th, when the world is threatened, you’ll have to get your hands dirty, so the world stays clean.

The Campaign engulfs you in a raw and gritty narrative, bringing unrivaled intensity and shining a light on the changing nature of modern war. Visceral and dramatic, the single-player campaign pushes boundaries and breaks rules. You will engage in covert operations alongside a diverse cast of international special forces and freedom fighters.

The stakes have never been higher: This is a heart-racing saga that will affect the global balance of power. You will work with lethal Tier One Operators, including Bravo 6 himself – the iconic Captain John Price – sometimes within the grey area of their rules of engagement. Expect the Campaign gameplay to be reflexive and strategic, supporting the narrative through a variety of differing playstyles. These include close quarter, stealth missions, and long-range combat. Your tactical decision making will be put to the ultimate test.

In a desperate mission, Captain Price and the SAS will partner alongside the CIA and the Urzikstani Liberation Force to retrieve stolen chemical weapons. The fight will take you from London to the Middle East and other global locations, as this joint task force battles through betrayals, moral dilemmas, and no-win situations to stop full scale global war.

Learn more about the single-player campaign and the reveal of a new XRK Weapons Pack from today’s announcement HERE.

gigabyte-x570-aorus-xtreme-moboBy Gavin Bonshor @ AnandTech

The introduction of the X570 chipset has heralded some of the most impressive and feature-rich desktop motherboards for an AMD platform in recent times. One prime example of this is the GIGABYTE X570 Aorus Xtreme which includes an Aquantia powered 10 G NIC, Intel’s Wi-Fi 6 802.11ax wireless interface, and has support for up to three PCIe 4.0 x4 M.2 drives. Looking to live up to the Xtreme naming, there’s a 16-phase power delivery with dual BIOS for the more extreme enthusiast, whereas users looking to create a clean looking RGB laden system will appreciate the right-angled 24-pin motherboard power input. The X570 Aorus Xtreme is also the only current motherboard to include a passively cooled chipset heatsink, with GIGABYTE looking to make its flagship model unique and to stand out from the crowd.

Read The Review Here

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g-skill-trident-z-neoBy Peter Donnell @ eTeknix

When it comes to high-performance memory, G.Skill is one of the best in the business. They continue to smash world records for ultra-fast memory products, extreme overclocking and more. They’re a big hit with many enthusiasts for that reason. However, regular consumers like you and I can enjoy some of their products too. The new Trident Z Neo comes with a frankly staggering range of options. From multiple timings, speeds, memory kit sizes, etc. It takes up five pages on their own website. From 2666 MHz CL18 1.2V up to 3600 MHz CL14 in various kit sizes, they’ve got you covered. We have the suitably swift 3600 MHz CL16 kit in a 2 x 8 GB pack.

Read The Review Here

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Fourth Season Brings the Fight to American Soil with New Tanks, Campaigns, and More!

Armored Warfare’s fourth season has been deployed, and the US-themed “American Dream“ is now live. Armored Warfare is an action MMO focused on modern tank combat, featuring furious online multiplayer battles and immersive story campaigns. The new season introduces Douglas O’Reilly, an American hellraiser turned resistance fighter who faces a desperate fight for what remains of his country, and a race to discover the truth behind the deadly Enigma organization. “American Dream” features an all-new story arc, new Special Ops missions, and even more epic achievements for players to unlock, and customization options to add to their vehicles.

Watch the Armored Warfare – American Dream Trailer HERE.

Season Four also brings a host of new vehicles and quality of life improvements to Armored Warfare! Players can add an explosive selection of new high-level vehicles to their hangar, from the M113 armed with its famous Hellfire missiles, to a M48 GAU-8 equipped with a rotating multi-barrel cannon that can deliver up to 4200 rounds per minute. The extra firepower should help the resistance forces stand a fighting chance against one of their deadliest and most nefarious opponents yet!

“American Dream“ features:


With Europe nearly lost to the technological and military clout of the mysterious new ‘Enigma’ organization, which made itself known during the ill-fated Moscow summit, the resistance forces head to American soil for help. Players take on the role of resistance fighter Douglas O’Reilly as he fights back against the evil of Enigma, and discovers the truth behind their origins.


A new arsenal of tanks and equipment are available, providing new and destructive ways to destroy your enemies, including:

  • Griffin 50mm Tier 8 AFV: This Griffin packs a tremendously powerful and accurate automatic cannon, making long-distance sniping a cinch.
  • M113 Hellfire Tier 9 TD: A fragile yet potent vehicle, this tank features multiple Hellfire ATGM launchers, allowing it to devastate targets from long distances.
  • TTB Tier 9 MBT: With its unmanned turret and a plethora of upgrades (including a hydraulic suspension), this vehicle is an American vision of the future from the 1980s!
  • M48 GAU-8 Tier 10 TD: This vehicle feature a mechanic that’s brand-new to Armored Warfare – a rotary cannon! Spin those barrels to dish out several dozen rounds per second.


“American Dream” brings exciting new tweaks to gameplay mechanics, plus quality of life improvements. From the way consumables are used, to the mechanics of ramming damage, the power of thermobaric missiles, and even HE shell explosions, these changes are designed to boost player satisfaction. More detailed information about “American Dream“ can be found here.

With an unstoppable force of the world’s most powerful armored combat vehicles available, players can take to the battlefield to wage war online in the hit action MMO, Armored Warfare. Engage in furious PvP tank combat with over 100 vehicles, complete co-op missions, and dominate global war theaters ranging from scorching African deserts to neon-drenched urban jungles.

To find out more about Armored Warfare and download the game for free, visit the games official website.

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

Yesterday, AMD silently posted a WHQL-signed version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.9.2 drivers that it originally released as a Beta on September 12. This should be good news for owners of Radeon RX 5700 Navi cards, as “WHQL” means these should be the best drivers to use on these cards. It seems the new driver doesn’t have any changes other than WHQL certification.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 Edition 19.9.2 WHQL drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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