Month: October 2019

nvidia-geforce-gtx-1660-super-evgaNVIDIA today released the GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER graphics card. Designed for high-fidelity 1920×1080 gaming, it’s up to 1.5x faster than a GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, and is significantly faster than older, still-popular GPUs like the GeForce GTX 750 Ti. Making it SUPER is the addition of 14 Gbps GDDR6 VRAM. The new $229 MSRP GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER is available today from a number of NVIDIAs add-in-board (AIB) partners. We have gathered a number of reviews on the new GeForce GTX 1660 SUPER, which you can check from the links provided below.

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strategic-mind-the-pacificDeveloper Starni Games has announced that the historical turn-based strategy game, Strategic Mind: The Pacific is now out of Early Access and officially available on Steam for just $29.99.

In Strategic Mind: The Pacific you’ll face the waging war between the USA and the Empire of Japan in the Pacific Ocean – with mindblowing historical accuracy and attention to detail. The game offers an immersive experience of commanding both sides of the conflict, allowing you to gain a unique understanding of the situation through the eyes of both sides’ real-life commanders.

Build up, train and equip your troops with the newest weaponry available to maximize their efficiency and set sail for victory. The core element of the game is large scale naval battles with numerous carrier ships bringing aircraft into the battle for seizing control over the ocean. Upon overtaking the sea you will have to set foot on hostile land through a series of costly landing operations.

You will have to make your naval, aerial and amphibious forces act as one flawless mechanism – a task only a truly strategic mind can achieve.

Key features

  • Two full campaigns featuring both sides of the conflict;
  • Unreal Engine-based graphics with historically accurate models of all units;
  • Over 60 minutes of plot-driven cinematics;
  • Full English voiceover for all the characters;
  • Rich upgrades and equipment system;
  • Thought-through tactics;
  • Complex naval battles mechanics allow you to damage various ship systems – armament, hull, engine, flight deck, etc;
  • Headquarters traits system;
  • Heroes you can assign to a particular unit.

call-of-duty-modern-warfareModern Warfare is the new Call of Duty to beat, despite parts of it feeling dated.

By Morgan Park @ PC Gamer

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has sold itself as a return to the setting that “started it all.” It’s a snappy marketing line that tugs the nostalgic strings of fans who remember the magic of 2007, and it’s not entirely misleading. The warfare is once again modern and, yes, Captain Price is still your likeable squad dad. Yet it’s Modern Warfare’s moments of unfamiliarity that impressed me—rebuilt weapon handling, ambitious new multiplayer modes, and characters that aren’t the cookie-cutter operatives we’ve seen in the last decade.

Read on…

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

AMD has released the Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.10.2 beta drivers. These drivers bring improved support for “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare,” which sees up to 18% better performance on the Ultra preset when using a Radeon RX 5700 XT. “The Outer Worlds” also sees improved support and sees 8% better performance at the Very High preset again on the Radeon RX 5700 XT. Improved support and better performance are always welcome; however, this release also offers some much-needed fixes, including application hang in Borderlands 3, which will likely make quite a few gamers happy. You can view the Release Notes HERE.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.10.2 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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call-of-duty-modern-warfareOne of the most celebrated and iconic first-person action franchises is available today!

It’s here.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is an epic re-imagining of one of the most celebrated and iconic first-person action franchises in video game history. The game features three modes of play: an action-packed Multiplayer mode, a tactical and cooperative Special Ops mode, and a single-player Campaign, all wrapped into one entertainment experience. Like many blockbuster films, the game features exceptional cinematic design and it is rated for mature audiences.

The Campaign mode takes players through an immersive narrative that at times requires them to exercise thought, skill, and judgment to navigate some of the issues and challenges of warfare in the modern age. The Campaign is a fictional story that does not represent real-world events.

The main online component of Modern Warfare offers a variety of incredibly fun and competitive modes with loads of customization options. Go up against fellow Tier One Operators in the ultimate online playground!

Enter the world of Special Ops: dynamic experiences where four-player strike-teams work together to stop a new global threat that thrives within the sprawling city of Verdansk, and its surrounding environments.

Modern Warfare also features crossplay and cross progression for the first time in franchise history, allowing players to compete with their friends regardless of what platform they have.

Using a new engine, developer Infinity Ward brings a new level of authenticity through the photoreal, lifelike visuals to give players an immersive experience.

For more information and the latest intel on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, check out:

rainbowsix-siege-logoSource: Blue’s News

Ubisoft announces the Doktor’s Curse event is now live in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Year 4, celebrating Halloween with a little hide-and-seek. This includes the chance to unlock 28 new items for the tactical shooter, and these items can also be purchased with R6 Credits or Renown. This page has all the details along with this trailer showing off what to expect. Here’s the lowdown:

Today, Ubisoft announced the frightful, limited-time event for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege Year 4, Doktor’s Curse. This event brings an all-new game mode in a spooky, reworked, Frankenstein version of the map “Theme Park,” taken over by Doc, where he performs his disturbing, evil experiments.

This year’s Halloween event will last two weeks, beginning today, October 23rd and ending on Wednesday, November 6th. In this exciting 5-vs.-5 Monster Hunt mode, players will have to choose between fighting or embracing the darkness. Exterminators: 5 Sledges wielding only 3 unique hammers as weapons and a selection of gadgets — Eyenox Model III (Jackal), Heartbeat sensor (Pulse) and the EE-ONE-D (Lion) — will face five Monsters: a cast composed of Lesion, Frost, Kapkan, Smoke, and Ela. The Monsters have no weapons but can use traps and have a unique ability created for this mode: they can turn momentarily invisible and run faster to escape. The Monster Hunters’ (Attackers) goal is to kill all monsters, while the Monsters (Defenders) try to survive the round.

The Doktor’s Curse Collection will introduce brand new skins for five operators. Smoke, Kapkan, Frost, Lesion, and Ela each get their own set of four items, as well as Doc and Bandit, for a total of 28 items. Additionally, classic 2018 Halloween skins are once again available for a limited time.

The “Doktor’s Curse” Event includes the new Ubisoft Club Challenge that allows players to earn one of the 28 packs if they achieve 20 kills while playing the Doktor’s Curse map, and a second pack if they manage to win 13 rounds in the Doktor’s Curse playlist. In addition, any players that log-in between October 23rd and November 6th will receive one free pack. Players can also purchase the Doktor’s Curse pack for 300 R6 Credits or 12 500 Renown, with a 10% discount for Y4 Pass owners.

warplanWarPlan, one of the most anticipated wargames of the year, is released. Lead of one of the two alliances into the war, from its initial engagements to its largest-scale operations. Grab the game now.

In a wargame with such a big scope, War is fought and won not only by military alone. Production, Supply, Diplomacy, play a crucial role in keeping your war machine oiled and running, while your divisions on the frontline would demand care and meticulously military thinking to operate and reach the objectives.

Fight on Land, Sea and Air in a massive scale, not so often seen before, in a map large 30 miles / 50km per hex using a Peters map scaling. 15 different types of terrains subdivided into sizes with each different features including motorized and non-motorized movement, airfield capacity, and defensive bonuses; 12 different resource types, 5 different strategic resources.

Moreover, 5 different weather conditions make the whole gameplay more challenging. If you wish to know more about the game and its details, have a look at the WarPlan Tutorials Playlist, with videos designed to guide you through all the different mechanics.

Learn more about WarPlan on the games official webpage!

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hyperx-alloy-origins-mechanical-keyboardAluminum and RGB

By Sebastian Peak @ PC Perspective

At first glance the HyperX Alloy Origins has what it takes to be an outstanding keyboard, and it showcases the company’s new HyperX ‘Red’ switches. We have looked at various HyperX keyboards in the past, such as the Alloy FPS and FPS Pro and the Alloy FPS RGB, but these used Cherry MX Red and Kailh Silver Speed switches, respectively.

There is plenty to like about the design of the Alloy Origins and the specs look good, but how will these new HyperX switches stack up? Let’s find out!

Read The Review Here

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battlefield-chapter-5-war-in-the-pacificIconic Maps – Iwo Jima and Wake Island – Take Players Back to Classic Battlefield All-Out War on Land, Air, and Sea Once Again

The Full Battlefield V Experience including Chapter 5: War in the Pacific Will Also Be Available as Part of the Free Trial Weekends on Consoles and PC from November 1-4

Think back to where it all started for the Battlefield™ franchise with Battlefield 1942 and more recently Battlefield 1943. The iconic battles via land, air, and sea on maps like Iwo Jima are memories that gamers have only found in Battlefield. On October 31 for the first time in ten years, DICE is bringing players back to the battle of the Pacific in World War 2 with Battlefield V Chapter 5: War in the Pacific. In this brand new trailer released today, players can relive those moments and get a glimpse at the amphibious assaults and all-out warfare coming to the game.

The first two nostalgic maps being released in Chapter 5 are Iwo Jima and Pacific Storm. Iwo Jima is a highly dynamic map that has the U.S. and Japanese forces engaged in a beach landing invasion in an all-or-nothing clash across wide-open black beaches and close-range environments. Providing more water-based combat, the Pacific Storm map takes players through treacherous weather on a set of islands as they must secure control points using boats, tanks, or aircraft.

Battlefield V Chapter 5: War in the Pacific includes:

  • New maps: Iwo Jima, Pacific Storm, and, coming in December, Wake Island.
  • New factions: The U.S. and Japan.
  • New weapons including the M1 Garand and M1919A6.
  • New vehicles including the M4 Sherman tank and the F4U Corsair plane.
  • New stationary weapons.
  • New gadgets like the Katana and Flamethrower Battle Pickups.
  • New Chapter Rewards including weapons, soldier sets, weapon skins, and melee weapons.

For the full details on what’s included in Chapter 5: War in the Pacific, head to the official web page HERE.

First time players looking to check out Battlefield V including Chapter 5: War in the Pacifc on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC can do so during the Free Trials* that run over the next two weekends. Battlefield V’s narrative-driven flagship and multiplayer experience Grand Operations, where teams battle through several different maps and modes, will be available for all to jump into from Thursday, October 24 to Monday, October 28. Then, the new Chapter 5: War of the Pacific content will become available in the free trial weekend from Friday, November 1 through Monday, November 4.

ace-combat-7-skies-unknownHeads up, pilots - Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown’s DLC mission #5, “Anchorhead Raid,” has landed on American shores! The Erusean Army has amassed an entire fleet of naval forces in Anchorhead Bay and the LRSSG needs your aerial combat prowess to spearhead an aerial ambush. Your skills and judgment as a pilot will be put to the test as you strategically assault enemy forces and their supply lines. You are the critical factor in turning the tides of this war!

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown DLC mission #5, “Anchorhead Raid,” is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PCs via STEAM.

Get a video briefing on the mission HERE.

To find out more about Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, head over to the games official website.