Author: Donster

unity-of-command-iiSource: Blue’s News

2×2 Games and Croteam announce Moscow 41, new DLC coming to Steam on August 31st for Unity of Command II, the Windows and macOS World War II strategy game. Here’s more on this chance to relive Germany’s ill-fated effort to conquer the Soviet Union:

In Moscow ’41 you take control of Soviet forces as they deliver blow after blow to an overextended Wehrmacht during their winter counteroffensives of 1941/42. Though battered and bruised, German armies will prove mighty opponents for the less experienced Red Army, which must also contend with overly ambitious objectives set forth by the Soviet leader Joseph Stalin.

battlefield-2042Source: Blue’s News

Exodus, the promised short film for Battlefield 2042, is now online. This helps set the stage for the events in the upcoming installment in the military shooter series, and shows off some returning faces. Here’s word:

Electronic Arts and DICE have released “Exodus,” a short film providing a closer look at what started the No-Pat Civil War in Battlefield™ 2042 as well as introducing its rich cast of playable No-Pat characters known as Specialists. Most notably, “Exodus” reintroduces an old friend for fans of the series with Battlefield 4’s Kimble “Irish” Graves, played by Michael K. Williams, returning to 2042 as a playable No-Pat Specialist. Exodus also introduces the mysterious “Oz,” who clashes with Irish over the future of the No-Pats and sows the seeds of conflict. The narrative will continue to evolve over time as more Specialists join the conflict, each with their own story to tell, and pull players deeper into the world and lore of Battlefield 2042.

xfx-radeon-rx-6600-xt-speedster-merc-308By W1zzard @ TechPowerUp!

The XFX Radeon RX 6600 XT Speedster Merc 308 is the company’s most premium custom-design implementation of the newest kid on the gaming graphics card block. The RX 6600 XT is designed to be just about everything the plethora of PC gamers still on Full HD (1080p) monitors need, as it brings with it the ability to play AAA games at the highest settings with Full HD. It’s also capable of raytracing, which should set you up for premium AAA or e-sports gameplay when combined with FidelityFX Super Resolution (FSR). XFX combines the RX 6600 XT with its most premium cooling solution and highest factory-overclocked speeds.

Read the Review Here

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msi-spatium-m470-1tb-nvme-ssdBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

MSI has entered the NVMe SSD storage market with the MSI Spatium M.2 NVMe SSD series. Positioned one notch under the flagship M480 comes the M470, and with performance numbers reaching 5GB/sec and is rated at a massive 1600 TBW of endurance for the 1 TB SSD, this NVMe 1.4 compatible SSD from MSI might be just what the doctor ordered.

Read the Review Here

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Dive into deep sea combat with this explosive update, build a Dutch cruiser in the new Dockyard or escape to the anime world with ‘Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These’ crossover

World of Warships, the world’s biggest naval warfare MMO developed and published by Wargaming, has revealed the upcoming Update 0.10.7, packed with new content including the addition of submarines to Ranked Battles, the De Zeven Dockyard, the long-awaited return of the USS Missouri, and a unique collaboration with Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These, the Japanese anime series based on the popular science fiction novels.

Watch the Update 0.10.7. — “Submarines in Ranked Battles” Trailer HERE.

Submarines Arrive in Ranked
Submarines completely changed the face of real-life naval warfare in the 20th century and are now set to do the same again in World of Warships. Players can experience a whole new world beneath the surface, by taking control of the deadly submarines, now playable out of testing for the first time. These delicate but stealthy vessels bring a whole new tactical element to the game, as players weigh up the pros and cons of the four separate diving levels and try out acoustic homing torpedoes, bolstered by sonar ping mechanics. Some battleships have been equipped with anti-submarine defense aircraft to blow these vessels out of the water, while many destroyers and some light cruisers can dispatch depth charges to tackle them. Players can test out this new class in more relaxed co-op battles, and then put them to the test in the special upcoming season of Ranked Battles.

Dutch Cruisers: Part Two
Early Access to Dutch Cruisers continues in 0.10.7, with the added ability to construct the Tier VIII ship De Zeven Provinciën at the new Dockyard through 24 shipbuilding phases. In addition, the “Dutch Cruisers: Part 2” special event offers the reward of a commemorative flag and Klaas Jenssen, a Dutch commander with enhanced skills, when a chain of combat missions is completed.

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These
This update marks our first collaboration with Japanese anime series based on the science fiction novels of the same name “Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Die Neue These”©, which have a profound story and an overwhelming scale. Accompanied by a newly recorded custom voice for the new commanders, players will be able to take charge of their fleet with the commanders, Reinhard von Lohengramm from the Galactic Empire, or Yang Wen-li from the Free Planets Alliance and more. New camouflages also will allow players to pick their side by coating their ship in the colours of these two factions. More details will be revealed soon.

The Return of the Missouri
The USS Missouri will soon return to the waves, now sat at an equal economic level with other Premium Tier IX ships. With this update, the iconic vessel that ended World War II will be available for purchase in exchange for Doubloons.

For more details, please see the patch notes HERE.

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

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amd-radeon-rx-6600-xtAMD has lifted the review embargo on its recently released RX 6600 XT graphics card.  We bring you a number of reviews for custom cards from a number of different manufactures. Here’s a bit from AMD:

The AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card is built on breakthrough AMD RDNA™ 2 architecture, the only gaming architecture that spans from next-generation desktop PCs, laptops and consoles to mobile devices and automotive infotainment systems. Offering 32 MB of high-performance AMD Infinity Cache, 8 GB of high-speed GDDR6 memory, AMD Smart Access Memory and other advanced features, the AMD Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card is built for the ever-increasing demands of modern games. It also supports the new cutting-edge AMD FidelityFX Super Resolution open-source spatial upscaling solution, which is designed to boost framerates and deliver high-quality, high-resolution gaming experiences.

Check out the reviews listed below.

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

AMD today released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin. Version 21.8.1 Beta comes with support for the Radeon RX 6600 XT graphics card (which we reviewed here). It also fixes an issue with “The Medium” that caused the game to crash while running FrameView. The company also identified a handful issues, some even specific to the RX 6600 XT, such as inaccurate point-lights in “Control,” and driver timeouts observed in “Horizon Zero Dawn” with RX 6700 XT, and less specifically on RX 500 series products with simultaneous gaming+streaming.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.8.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA has today decided to update the company’s game-ready graphics drivers with the release of 471.68 WHQL. In the latest installment of the GeForce drivers, NVIDIA is bringing some much-needed support for the latest games. That includes the launch of Psychonauts 2, Naraka: Bladepoint, and Back 4 Blood Open Beta. These new games are now supported and are expected to be played on all GPUs from 3000 series to the older 500 series. As Naraka: Bladepoint game features NVIDIA’s latest DLSS and Reflex technologies, this driver version is here to support it.

You can download the GeForce 471.68 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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zombie-army-4-dead-war‘Return to Hell’ DLC reintroduces us to Coach, Rochelle, Ellis and Nick.

Alpha Squad has just been handed its latest mission and this time they have to ‘Return to Hell’ in the latest campaign mission released to Zombie Army 4: Dead War players who own the Season Pass 3 or as standalone DLC. There is also another set of iconic characters from Valve’s seminal Left 4 Dead 2 joining the fight against the horde as Coach, Ellis, Nick and Rochelle are all now playable in Zombie Army 4, as free DLC for all players.

Watch the hellish new trailer HERE.

The finale of the Season 3 storyline, Return to Hell thrusts our intrepid squad back into the underworld but this time it is a haunted manifestation of Schweiger’s mind which they must survive in order to free him from Baron Umbra.

As well as the thrilling new campaign mission, the latest DLC drop for Season Pass 3 holders (also available as a standalone purchase) includes:

▪ Horror Headgear Pack

▪ Flare Gun Weapon Bundle

▪ Van Helsing Weapon Skins

▪ Horror Charm Pack 2

Developed by Rebellion in collaboration with Flix Interactive and Radical Forge, the Return to Hell pack is available now as part of Season Pass 3 and also available to buy separately, priced £5.59 / $6.99 / €6.99. In addition, all players can also download the Left 4 Dead 2 Character Pack for free now on all platforms.

The entire Season Pass 3 is available to buy now, priced £29.99 / $34.99 / €34.99 with far more content yet to come.

Zombie Army 4: Dead War is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Epic Games Store, Steam, Microsoft Store and Google Stadia. It’s also playable on PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S with upgraded new-gen features.

For more information, please visit ZombieArmy.com.