Month: December 2019

Players can win the experimental Soviet heavy fighter, a British self-propelled gun and more

Gaijin Entertainment announces the start of the Operation F.R.O.S.T. player event in War Thunder. From December the 20th, 2019 until January the 13th, 2020, players will be able to complete in-game tasks in battle to get six new and exclusive vehicles: the TIS MA heavy fighter, the QF 3.7 RAM SPG, a 94 FT PT-811 torpedo boat, the J6K1 interceptor, the MERKAVA MK.2B tank and a Type 1924 JAGUAR destroyer, as well as Christmas decorations and other prizes.

Each one of the newest vehicle types is special. For example, the twin-engine TIS MA is designed to escort long-range bombers and it is a real monster carrying four cannons, bombs, two types of rockets and a large calibre defensive machine gun. The Type 1924 Jaguar is a well-balanced German destroyer armed with 105mm rapid-fire guns and torpedoes. The QF 3.7 Ram SPG — is an attempt to combine the excellent 94mm anti-aircraft gun and the reliable chassis of the Ram tank into a self-propelled artillery system.

Operation F.R.O.S.T. tasks are rewarded with various prizes, including vehicle coupons. Players can use these coupons to unlock the vehicles for their own account, or sell them to other players on the Gaijin Market.

For a full list of prizes and more details on the event, read HERE.

About War Thunder
War Thunder is a free-to-play, cross-platform, massively multiplayer military masterpiece with millions of fans worldwide, that allows players on PC, PlayStation®4, Xbox One, Mac and Linux to fight their way across air, land, and sea in the same battlefield. War Thunder offers 1,500+ playable aircraft, armored vehicles and ships from the early 1930s to the 2000s. The US, Soviet, British, German, Italian, Japanese, Chinese and French military vehicles represented in game are carefully researched, historically accurate recreations of their real world counterparts. Fans can expect hundreds more added as Gaijin Entertainment commits to ongoing development via regular updates.

For more game information and to download War Thunder, please visit the official War Thunder website.

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call-of-duty-modern-warfareSource: Blue’s News

Activision announces the multiplayer success of the console editions of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, saying it’s the “most played Call of Duty multiplayer of this console generation,” specifically calling it “the most played Call of Duty multiplayer in the first 50 days since launch in six years.” This also includes the news that the latest installment in the military shooter sequel has now surpassed one billion dollars in sales:

“The award-winning title, which has sold more than $1 billion in sell-through worldwide, has surpassed 500 million multiplayer hours played since release with nearly 300 million multiplayer matches. Upon release, the title featured a series of firsts for Call of Duty, including crossplay and cross-progression support, as well as the removal of Season Pass and delivery of new post-release content coming free to all players on all platforms.”

arozzi-verona-v2-pro-gaming-chairBy crmaris @ TechPowerUp!

I have reviewed several Arozzi products so far, including gaming chairs and some peripherals, like its large, impressive gaming desk and one of their desktop microphones. With that having been said, I am well aware of Arozzi’s modern design lines, ergonomics, and usability when it comes to gaming furniture. Even though the company and product names sound Italian, Arozzi originates from Sweden and is relatively new to the market since it was founded in 2013. Even so, Arozzi has an abundance of gaming peripherals, and its chair category is brimming with different designs and colors to suit every user’s liking, with prices beginning at €189, which puts them in the medium-priced category and has their products address entry-level and mainstream users.

The early Vernazza gaming chair uses PU synthetic pleather, and it was one of Arozzi’s biggest gaming chairs at the time. It has been a while since I last reviewed a chair made out of fabric or something other than PU pleather, and it was as such a pleasant surprise when Arozzi sent me their latest gaming chair with a soft, durable fabric cover. The sturdy metal frame, aluminium wheelbase, and large dimensions are meant to cater to users of up to 145 kg (320 lbs), and the 70 kg/m³ foam density and ergonomic design of the neck cushion promise to provide a comfortable user experience to as many different users as possible. At €359 (including VAT) from the official company web shop, the new Vernazza with a fabric upholstery might just be the right chair for you.

Read The Review Here

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teamgroup-cardea-zero-z440-pcie-4-nvmeBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ Guru3D

We review the TeamGroup Cardea Zero Z440 PCIe Gen 4.0 SSD. It reaches the fastest transfer rates we have seen thus far at 5 GB/sec. Of course it is an SSD you can seat into any PCIe 3.0 compatible PC, however, if you place it into a Ryzen 3000 / X570 based PC, some magic happens as you are running 4000 MB/s numbers and higher, thanks to the new PCIe 4.0 interface and a little TLC from Phison, well Toshiba strictly speaking.

Read The Review Here

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amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-2020Source: TechPowerUp!

AMD has posted the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition. Version 19.12.3 ships with a “focus on stability improvements,” according to Terry Makedon, who heads the company’s software strategy and user-experience. The company addressed close to two dozen issues related to the first Adrenalin 2020 Edition release (version 19.12.2). To begin with game and boost clocks incorrectly reporting for RX 5500 XT has been fixed. A bug with the installing failing to detect AMD graphics hardware when a certain WiFi adapter is enabled in the system has been fixed. A “Rocket League” application crash when task-switching has been fixed. The Radeon Overlay shortcut appearing in fullscreen 3D apps even after disabling Overlay, has been fixed.

A bug with streaming, where audio from custom scenes continues to play after recording has stopped, is fixed. The volume of the installer’s splash screen audio has been reduced. Bugs with tessellation-related settings in Radeon Software have been fixed. ReLive missing or not being available for installation on some machines with Hyper-V enabled, has been fixed. Also fixed are buges related to newly added game profiles failing to enable. Performing an auto-update from Adrenalin 2019 (19.12.1 and older) to Adrenalin 2020 fails with an error code, which has been fixed now. Radeon Chill experience with “gaming mice” has been fixed. Stuttering observed when switching between borderless to fullscreen display modes in some games with Overlay enabled, has been fixed.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 19.12.3 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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Wargaming lets players construct their own warship and prepares for a 24-hour Christmas stream to raise funds for Save the Children charity

Christmas is coming early to World of Warships as players can build their own warship in the new update 0.8.11, as well as find a host of presents and rewards. Wargaming prepares to keep on giving with a planned global charity stream for Save the Children, set to kick off across all its territories on December 19th.

A new video for update 0.8.11 can be viewed HERE.

Keeping the season of giving close at heart, Wargaming will begin a Save the Children 24-hour charity stream, aiming to raise $25,000 dollars before the clock runs out. Players can donate by buying various in-game items, from premium ships to rare camouflages, with the proceeds going to charity.

One of the biggest new features of update 0.8.11 lets players build their own personal warship. The premium Tier X Puerto Rico large cruiser is waiting to be finished in the players’ Dockyard. They can complete the warship in stages, from laying the keel to installing weaponry and other equipment, by spending special Shipbuilding Tokens found in the new Event Directives. Each completed stage nets the player various rewards, with the ultimate prize being the Puerto Rico itself.

A new Shipbuilding Collection, with 20 new collectable elements, is featured in the new update. Each completed subcollection will reward you with 1 day of Premium Account. Also introduced are Snowflakes, holiday victory bonuses with large rewards, which can be encountered blowing off on all ships of Tier V and above.

Wargaming keeps on improving the visual fidelity of World of Warships with the Trident and Neighbors maps, as well as the Hamburg and Marseille Ports having been reworked in update 0.8.11. Special attention has been given to the sea with more realistic surface and enhancing the wave action.

Further details on the Update 0.8.11 can be found here.

Visit the official World of Warships website now for more game info and to sign up for World of Warships for free!

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field-of-glory-empiresMatrix Games has announced the start of the Field of Glory: Empires – Diplomacy Open Beta.

Field of Glory: Empires developers didn’t rest on their laurels. As previously anticipated, the next big thing about Empires is the Diplomacy Update, designed to enhance greatly the way the game makes players and AI kingdoms interact through diplomatic efforts. You won’t have to wait any longer as today it is the day.

Since this update is significantly massive and would probably affect the overall balance and gameplay mechanics in multiple ways, we opted for releasing the Update as a public Open Beta. Everyone willing to help us with feedback and thought is very welcome to download it and to try it.

The update is a separate installer, meaning that it will be like downloading a separate game, so no one will be forced to play with the Update in place if that is not his intention.

The Diplomacy Version can be downloaded in the members area section accessible through the “My Page Area”. We have created a dedicated sub-forum thread here, whare you will also find out more about the Field of Glory: Empires – Diplomacy Update.

gigabyte-radeon-5500-xt-gamingAMD today announced the Radeon RX 5500 XT graphics card.  The new Radeon RX 5500 XT has launched exclusively through its add-in board partners. A large number of reviews are now available, and we have gathered up some of these reviews, which you can check out via the links below.

  • GURU3D - MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT GamingX 8GB
  • GURU3D - ASUS Dual Radeon RX 5500 XT EVO 8GB
  • GURU3D - PowerColor Radeon RX 5500 XT Red Dragon 8GB
  • GURU3D - Gigabyte Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming 8GB
  • GURU3D - Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5500 XT 4GB
  • TECHPOWERUP! - Sapphire Radeon RX 5500 XT Pulse 4 GB
  • TECHPOWERUP! - MSI Radeon RX 5500 XT Gaming X 8 GB
  • ANANDTECH - Sapphire Pulse Radeon RX 5500 XT 8GB
  • KITGURU - ASRock RX 5500 XT Challenger OC 8GB
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amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-2020Source: TechPowerUp!

AMD today re-released Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition with the same version number, 19.12.2 WHQL. The drivers add support for the Radeon RX 5500 XT retail desktop graphics card launched today. The rest of its feature-set is identical to that of the 19.12.2 drivers, which debut with a new installer, 20 new or improved features, and the all-encompassing new Radeon Software app.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 2020 Edition 19.12.2 WHQL drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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