Month: March 2021

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amd-radeon-rx-6700-xtAMD releases their Radeon RX 6700 XT graphics card tomorrow to retail. The review embargo has been lifted, and we bring you a number of reviews on the reference card and custom cards from a number of different manufactures. Here’s a bit from AMD:

The AMD Radeon™ RX 6700 XT graphics card, powered by AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture, featuring 40 powerful enhanced Compute Units, the all new AMD Infinity Cache and 12GB of dedicated GDDR6 memory, is engineered to deliver ultra-high frame rates and powerhouse 1440p resolution gaming.

Check out the reviews listed below.

Reference card reviews:

Custom card reviews:

  • GURU3D - ASUS Radeon RX 6700 XT STRIX OC
  • GURU3D - PowerColor Radeon RX 6700 XT Hellhound
  • TECHPOWERUP! - PowerColor RX 6700 XT Red Devil
  • TECHPOWERUP! - XFX Radeon RX 6700 XT Merc 319 Black
  • WCCFTECH - SAPPHIRE Nitro+ Radeon RX 6700 XT 12 GB
  • ETEKNIX - MSI Radeon RX 6700 XT Gaming X
  • ETEKNIX - Gigabyte RX 6700 XT Gaming OC
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crusader-kings-3Northern Lords Flavor Pack Spotlights Norse and Viking Culture

One of 2020’s most celebrated games gets its first new content today. Crusader Kings III, Paradox Interactive’s strategy role-playing game about medieval dynasties, expands with a new flavor pack highlighting one of the game’s most popular regions.

Northern Lords adds greater depth and variety to the Norse cultures of medieval Europe through a series of new events, options and decisions. With more detail on Norse religion, raiding and internal disputes, this flavor pack is now available at major online retailers and the Paradox Store for $6.99/£5.19/€6.99.

Watch the Crusader Kings III: Northern Lords Release Trailer HERE.

Features of Crusader Kings III: Northern Lords include:

  • Norse Adventurer Realms: Norse characters may abandon their own homes and lead hosts into foreign lands to establish their own kingdoms.
  • Jomsvikings and Shieldmaidens: Norse holy warriors and stalwart shieldmaidens take up arms on your behalf, while poets can compose stinging rebukes or romantic overtures.
  • New Cultural Content: Special Norse dynastic legacies, Norse blot sacrifices, trials by combat and cultural innovations as well as numerous new events add additional color.
  • New Art and Music: Original art and musical score to enhance your playing experience.
  • And more: Berserkers, missionaries, runestones, Varangian adventurers, new decisions and other highlights from the exciting history of the Norse people.

Crusader Kings III: Northern Lords will be accompanied by a free update that adds harsher winter conditions to the map, as well as character duels and a new poet trait.

More game information is available on the official Crusader Kings III website.

panzer-corps-2-axis-operations-1941Slitherine has released a new Battle video showcasing one of the scenarios coming with Panzer Corps 2: Axis Operations 1941.

This time we are featuring a large battle fought on the eastern front: Bryansk. In the video, among other things, we showcase the new muddy terrain coming with the new DLC.

It’s only a few days until the release of Axis Operations 1941. Are you ready?

After the stunning defeat of Poland shocked the world, the Western Allies prepare for the inevitable. The British Expeditionary Force has landed on the continent, Belgian and Dutch forces man their fortifications, and the vaunted French Army mobilize their formidable heavy tanks for combat.

After German plans fall into their hands during the Mechelen Incident, the Allies think themselves ready for the coming storm. But in truth, they have no idea what is coming as Germany launches Von Manstein’s master plan to conquer Western Europe!

To execute the plan, your veteran Wehrmacht forces are called to action to once again!


warplan-pacificThe Warplan Pacific beta is coming to an end and we’re getting closer and closer to release.

With that in mind, we have prepared the Warplan Pacific Tour, covering the main changes and improvements introduced in Warplan Pacific. The new series has a very special tour guide, as the videos are narrated by Alvaro Sousa, the developer of the Warplan series of games.

A new episode will be published on a weekly basis.

EPISODE #1 – Advancements and Unit Changes

The first video covers changes in advancement that were based on player recommendations. It will also talk about unit differences between countries, the new marine unit ability, special country rules, and added events for China.

Find out more here.

corsair-k65-rgb-mini-60-keyboardBy Peter Donnell @ eTeknix

Corsair is one of the biggest names in the industry, and over the years, they’ve delivered many of the greatest gaming keyboards we’ve ever seen. It’s more than likely that you’re typing on a Corsair keyboard right now or that you at least own one Corsair product as part of your PC gaming setup. However, where they’re often better known for their full-size mechanical keyboards, such as the K95. Today, they’re launching a tiny mechanical keyboard. The K65 RGB Mini is even smaller than a TKL keyboard, and it’s what’s known as a 60% mechanical. Don’t confuse smaller with fewer features, though, as Corsair has equipped this with an impressive suite of hardware and software.

Read the Review Here

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA has released the latest version of its GeForce Game Ready drivers. Version 461.92 WHQL officially introduces NVIDIA Reflex support for “Overwatch.” The technology is designed to significantly reduce input lag and whole system latency, which should improve competitive gameplay as your mouse inputs get registered quicker with the game, making your hits accurate. The table below shows the impact of Reflex on whole system latency with “Overwatch.”

A number of issues were also fixed with GeForce 461.92. Some desktop applications flickering or stuttering when resizing the window on certain PC configurations; have been fixed. A random flickering noticed on top of the monitor on PCs with GeForce GTX 1660 Super, has been fixed. Pixellated black dots or artifacts noticed on the character model in “Red Dead Redemption 2″ with the Vulkan renderer, has been fixed. Also improved are game loading times with “Rocket League.” The drivers optimize the shader cache with “Fortnite” to reduce intermittent stutter on certain PCs. An annoying bug with GeForce Experience in-game overlay launching when Zoom meetings start, has been fixed. Lastly, a BSOD when connecting to certain Samsung 8K TVs has been fixed.

You can download the GeForce 461.92 WHQL Game Ready drivers via

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Dozens of new ships, tanks and jets are waiting for the players in the Ixwa Strike update.

Gaijin Entertainment announces the release of the “Ixwa Strike” major Content Update for the military online action War Thunder. Players now have a new RSA ground vehicles branch in the British tech tree, as well as dozens of other ground, air and naval military vehicles. Variable-sweep wing aircraft and aircraft HUD devices have been added to the game. Finally, the abandoned Soviet military town of Seversk-13 and its environment that will become a new battleground for the armoured vehicles and aircraft of War Thunder.

Exploring the RSA vehicles branch will give the players the unique opportunity to follow the history of original South African ground vehicle development, starting from World War II era armoured cars and going all the way to the more modern vehicles. A good example is the TTD (Tank Technology Demonstrator) project, the South African MBT designed locally and built from locally-produced components. Although TTD stayed on the prototype stage, its technological know-how have been used later for the modernization of Olifant tanks to Mk2 standard (those are also available in War Thunder).

The Su-17M2 fighter-bomber jet became the first variable-sweep wing aircraft in War Thunder .Despite its large mass, the variable sweep of the wing makes it sufficiently maneuverable at low speeds and fast enough for a top-tier attack aircraft – it can reach speeds of almost Mach 2. The payload of the Su-17M2 is 4,000 kg and it is possible to install cannon pods, bombs of 100 to 500 kg calibres, S-5, S-8, S-3 or S-24 rockets, as well as guided missiles: the R-60 air-to-air; as well as Kh-23M, Kh-25 and Kh-29L air to surface class missiles. The update also brings other legendary aircraft, like the powerful French Mirage III E and US carrier-based F8U-2 Crusader fighter with interesting variable-incidence wing mechanics, which simplifies takeoff and landing.

The Heads-Up Display (HUD) device is a must for all modern aircraft. It is located right in front of the pilot’s eyes, displaying the most important information about the current condition and attitude of the aircraft or helicopter and can even show the impact points for shells, rockets or bombs, calculated by the ballistic computer. War Thunder players have already seen modern helicopter HUDs, while the “Ixwa Strike” update brings similar devices for the aircraft, i.e. F-4 Phantom II and Harrier family war machines. This new feature is especially important for players that prefer realistic or simulation modes of War Thunder that do not use markers for target assisting, so that the fighting feels as close to the real thing as possible.

Finally, naval fans also got several cool vessels of various classes for different nations. A good example is the Japanese light cruiser Isuzu that took part in the invasion of Hong Kong and Guadalcanal battles. It’s volley of eight long range Type 93 Long Lance torpedoes could become a serious argument in fierce War Thunder blue-water navy battles.

For full information on the changes brought by the “Ixwa Strike” update is available at the official website.

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total-war-three-kingdomsSource: Blue’s News

Fates Divided is now available on Steam as a new DLC pack for Total War: THREE KINGDOMS the Windows, macOS, and Linux strategy game set in ancient China. A new Release Trailer shows off some cinematics and gameplay. Here’s what the fates hold for a who purchase this:

Determine the fate of China in the new Chapter pack for Total War: Three Kingdoms. Grow Yuan Shao’s mighty army or stand in his way as Cao Cao and use strategy to achieve the grandest of ambitions.

In the Fates Divided Chapter Pack you begin at 200 CE, a period that finds Yuan Shao and Cao Cao at a crucial turning point. These childhood friends have borne witness to each other’s growing ambition, but Yuan Shao’s patience with Cao Cao is fast coming to an end – a childhood bond is about to break.

Fates Divided includes significant improvements to several in-game mechanics, a new faction, and new units, as well as new playstyles for established factions.