Month: August 2021

battlefield-5Source: Blue’s News

A free weekend is now underway for Battlefield V on Steam, allowing everyone a couple of days of access to the World War II first-person shooter. This is a boon to those who aren’t Amazon Prime subscribers. For those who are, BF5 is free to keep if you claim it this month through Prime Gaming. Here’s the recruiting pitch:

This is the ultimate Battlefield V experience. Enter mankind’s greatest conflict across land, air, and sea with all gameplay content unlocked from the get-go. Choose from the complete arsenal of weapons, vehicles, and gadgets, and immerse yourself in the hard-fought battles of World War II. Stand out on the battlefield with the complete roster of Elites and the best customization content of Year 1 and Year 2.

Players will get an airborne combat vehicle, guided bombs and naval fire-control systems.

Gaijin Entertainment announces that the new major content update “Direct Hit” for the military online action War Thunder will be released in the first half of September. Players will get dozens of new naval, ground and air military vehicles, including Soviet fighter-bomber MiG-27M, Japanese light cruiser Yubari, Swedish infantry fighting vehicle Pansarbandvagn 301, Chinese-built Pakistani attack jet Nanchang A-5C, modern Chinese MBT ZTZ99-III and Russian airborne self-propelled tank destroyer 2S25 “Sprut-SD”. The update will also bring naval fire-control systems and guided bombs, as well as improved flow separation effects and infrared countermeasures visualization.

2S25 “Sprut-SD” is a compact amphibious vehicle built for the airborne forces. This tank destroyer is armed with a 125mm 2A75 smoothbore cannon, specially created for the 2S25 project and can use the full range of armament of the T-72B tank, including 9M119 guided missiles. The Sprut-SD has a reversible gearbox allowing it to move in reverse as fast as move forward – a very, very useful feature when shooting from behind cover. It can also float using two water jets for propulsion.

Yubari is a landmark ship for the Japanese navy, it was she who laid down distinctive technical features for Japanese cruisers: armor as part of the hull powertrain, twin funnels and an S-shaped stem. Despite the very low displacement, comparable to some destroyers, Yubari has all the attributes of a light cruiser, like a 38 mm armor belt and an armored deck, good speed and a crew of 368 sailors.

Large ships will now be equipped with a fire control system. Rangefinders, fire-control towers and fire-control plotting rooms will help players calculate the precise lead, and all those elements of the FCS will be visible in the X-ray vision mode in the hangar. This also means that the targeting interface is changing in both the arcade and realistic naval modes.

MiG-27M is the first vehicle in the game capable of using modern guided bombs, a new type of guided weaponry in War Thunder. MiG-27M could be also armed with rockets, free-fall bombs and a wide range of guided missiles, including the new Kh-29T with a TV-correlation seeker. A 30-mm six-barreled rotary cannon in a special niche under the fuselage has a rate of fire of about 5.000 rounds per minute and can slice ground vehicles into pieces, while a new engine is adapted for more confident operation at low altitudes and subsonic speeds.

More information on other new vehicles and features in the “Direct Hit” update will be available at the official War Thunder website in the upcoming weeks.

Watch the “Direct Hit” update trailer HERE.

Visit the official War Thunder Website for more game information.

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ComanchePilots, Comanche gets a full release! Some time has passed since the last Early Access Update, as we were preparing a lot of new content. Seven brand new Conflicts missions await to be conquered and mastered. For the first time, you can pilot different Comanche variants in some of them. Also, beware of two new enemies: Deadly sniper railguns will take you down instantly without any hesitation. ICBM carriers need to be disabled before they launch dangerous payloads causing fatal damage.

Check out the Release-Trailer HERE.

Many missions got a new graphical treatment, be it old or new ones. Visual effects were polished to look even better, and lighting setups in missions were adjusted for a better atmosphere. We focused also on the experience outside of the game. The great news is that Comanche is now playable in English, French, German, Spanish, Polish, Czech, Russian, and Chinese. The community can now beat all achievements (on Steam, MSFT, GOG) or collect every trading card (Steam only).

Comanche is in its full strength now. We are very thankful for your feedback during the Early Access period, it is highly appreciated and allowed us to make the game better with every update.

Get Comanche on Steam.

Find out more about Comanche from the games official website.

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

AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin. Version 21.8.2 beta comes with optimization for “Myst,” with up to 6% performance improvement seen at 4K medium settings on a machine powered by a Radeon RX 6800 XT, compared to the previous 21.8.1 drivers. The drivers also feature optimization for “Aliens: Fireteam Elite.”

The drivers also fix a handful of issues. Difficulties ending an OBS recording session with h.265 or HEVC codec on some of the newer Radeon GPUs, such as the RX 6800 XT, have been fixed. An image corruption bug with split-screen multiplayer on “F1 2021,” has been fixed. Unresponsive behavior with Radeon Software in rare cases, has been fixed. Lighting corruption noticed in “Control” with DirectX 12 on cards such as the RX 6600 XT, has been fixed. Upgrading to the latest Radeon Software causing auto-updates in Ryzen Master to stop working, has been fixed.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.2 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.


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call-of-duty-vanguardRise on every front starting November 5: Witness the origins of Special Forces in a gripping Campaign. Become a Special Forces Operator in adrenaline-fueled online Multiplayer. Experience a universe-expanding Zombies crossover. Featuring full integration with Warzone™, including a brand-new map coming later this year.

This is WWII combat like never before. Witness the origins of Special Forces as you play a pivotal role and change the face of history, forming Task Force One in a gripping Campaign across four major theaters of war. Become an original Special Forces Operator in an online Multiplayer rich in innovation with 20 maps available at launch. Prepare for a franchise-first, universe-expanding Zombies crossover. Immerse yourself in a fully integrated Call of Duty®: Warzone™ experience featuring a new and massive map. This is the most connected Call of Duty ever, all powered by the next generation Call of Duty® engine introduced in Modern Warfare®.

This is Call of Duty®: Vanguard.

The award-winning Sledgehammer Games is leading development on Call of Duty: Vanguard. It is scheduled for a worldwide release on Friday, November 5, for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC on

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command-modern-operationsA new DLC from Command Modern Operations, recreates a “what if” conflict between NATO and Communism powers, a follow on from ” Northern Inferno 1975″, twelve scenarios across all areas of the World including the Pacific, North Atlantic, South China Sea.

Tension Explode in the Norwegian Sea when a standoff takes place between NATO Destroyer and a Soviet Submarine, which drew both Powers into a rapidly escalating war that draws in Neighbours and super power alike.

Watch the Command: Red Tide Announcement Trailer HERE.

Get more information from the DLC’s Product Page.

ace-combat-7-skies-unknownIn its continuing mission to deliver the best air combat gaming experience to fans, the Project Aces team has created a DLC package featuring the aircraft skins of the Japan Air Self Defense Force (JASDF) which will be available for download on August 31. In addition to the new aircraft skins, this latest DLC package will also feature classic background music from past ACE COMBAT games that will play during multiplayer matches.

To check out the new JASDF themed aircraft skins in action and hear your favorite classic background music tracks from past ACE COMBAT games; head over to the following YouTube link (ready for embedding) and watch today’s ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown JASDF DLC trailer.

JASDF aircraft skins include:

  • Komatsu Special Marking 2017
  • 6SQ 60 Anniversary
  • 301SQ F-4 Final Year 2020

 New background music tracks for multiplayer mode include:

  • Mayhem – from ACE COMBAT Zero: The Belkan War
  • Glacial Skies – from ACE COMBAT Zero: The Belkan War
  • Rendezvous – from ACE COMBAT 5: The Unsung War
  • Blockade – from ACE COMBAT 4: Shattered Skies
  • Transparent Blue – from ACE COMBAT 3: Electrosphere
  • Naval Warfare – from ACE COMBAT: Assault Horizon

There will be more DLC to come for ACE COMBAT 7: Skies Unknown.

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

call-of-duty-vanguardSledgehammer Games’ new Call of Duty is almost here

Source: Polygon

Activision released a new teaser trailer for Call of Duty: Vanguard, officially announcing the next game in the series after a series of leaks. Players will get a first look at this year’s Call of Duty game on Aug. 19, during a special event inside Call of Duty: Warzone called the Battle of Verdansk.

The first trailer for Call of Duty: Vanguard opens with a montage of battlefields that centers on World War II. There’s a sniper’s nest that appears to be in or near Russia, a desert battlefield, a German forest, and a beach littered with destroyed aircraft. Each one of these areas features a face somewhere in the landscape, and sometimes a name (Petrova in Cyrillic, Sgt. Kingsley), hinting at characters that will be in the game. It’s also possible that these characters are the same four from the game’s official art at the end of the trailer.

The trailer featuring each of these battlefields also seems to imply that the game will likely take place in all four theaters of the WWII: the Eastern Front, the Western Front, North Africa, and the Pacific — something Activision and the Call of Duty team have been teasing for the last several days.

It seems that Activision and developer Sledgehammer Games will announce more information about the game on Aug. 19 at 1:30 p.m. ET inside of Warzone. If this is anything like previous events set inside the free-to-play Call of Duty battle royale game, you’ll likely want to log in well ahead of the scheduled start time to make sure you get in. While it’s not clear exactly what the event will be just yet, Activision will likely reveal more about it before it starts on Thursday.

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