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Crysis 2 PC patch 1.2.0.0

Posted in console games, FPS games, gamer, Games, gaming news, pc games with tags , , , on April 4, 2011 by nunetherlands

 

 

A new Crysis 2 PC patch is scheduled to go live later today. Below you will find a list of the top fixes.

List of changes
• Further improved anti-cheat measures
• Fix for spurious characters appearing when initiating text chat
• Fix for Chatlog doesn’t disappear after kill cam
• Fixed occasional login issues
• Changed VOIP defaults
• Fixed some UI aspect issues on multiple monitors
• Added option for crouch toggle in MP & SP
• Fixed a bug where players lost Nano Catalyst points after restarting the game

We’re working hard with our Ranked Server Partners to switch the servers at the same time that the patch goes live – but inevitably this will take time so we ask for your patience. When you launch the game, the patch will auto-download. If you cannot find servers, please exit the game and re-start to ensure the patch has applied.

You can check the version number by selecting Properties on Crysis2.exe and selecting Details. The correct version after patching will be 1.2.0.0, and the executable will be signed by Crytek GmbH.

Update #1
Added the Nano Catalyst bug to the list of fixed issues. There seems to be a little confusion about the patch so please note, this is not the full list, but rather the key highlights.

For Steam Users
Steam users will experience some prolonged loading times in this patch for which we apologise. We will update the Steam build in the next few days to resolve this issue.

Crysis 2 PC Demo coming March 1st

Posted in FPS games, gamer, Games, gaming news, pc games, Sci fi with tags , , , on February 16, 2011 by nunetherlands

Crysis 2

The demo will include 2 maps, 2 modes, hours of multiplayer action, and you get to try on and master the Nanosuit.

EA also said that gamers who pre-order Crysis 2 today will receive an automatic upgrade to the Crysis 2 Limited Edition, while supplies last.

Players will compete in six vs. six matches set against a war-torn Manhattan in two maps: ‘Skyline’, set on top of the rooftops and interiors of skyscrapers, and ‘Pier 17’, an open environment with limited cover. The demo also features two modes: ‘Team Instant Action’ pits two teams against each other as they kill as many opponents as possible to win the round and ‘Crash Site,’ where players will battle for control of alien drop pods, earning points by guarding their pods and keeping enemies at bay.

Developed by Crytek UK, Crytek’s specialist multiplayer studio, Crysis 2 multiplayer features six gameplay modes and 12 maps set in iconic locations across New York City. Throughout the multiplayer campaign, players earn up to 50 ranks and a variety of different upgrades to their weapons and their Nanosuit. Gamers who pre-order Crysis 2 today will receive an automatic upgrade to the Crysis 2 Limited Edition, available while supplies last. This special edition includes four must-have in-game unlocks for the ultimate multiplayer experience, including:

Bonus XP – Players will jump into multiplayer battles with an edge by starting with enough experience points to gain early access to all preset class load-outs.

SCAR Hologram Decoy – This special attachment to the SCAR will project a hologram image of the player, allowing them to confuse their opponents with the decoy.

SCAR Weapon Skin – This digital camouflage skin will allow players to add a personalized touch to one of the more popular assault rifles in the game.

Platinum Dog Tag – This special one-of-a-kind dog tag is one of over 250 that will be collectible in Crysis 2 multiplayer, helping to separate you from the rest of the field.


Dragon Age 2 Trailer

Posted in Games, gaming news, pc games, RPG games, Video, you tube with tags , , , on August 17, 2010 by nunetherlands

Dragon Age II will be released on March 8, 2011 in North America

EA announced during its Gamescom 2010 press conference, before invading ye quainte olde lande of Europe on March 11. It’ll hit PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.

Trade your Old for a New X-box 360 ” How to’s “

Posted in console games, gamer, Games, gaming news with tags , , , , , on June 19, 2010 by nunetherlands

The new, smaller, sexier Xbox 360 is in stores now, and if you know where to go it can be yours for as little as $90.

Right now the Xbox 360 base unit is trading in for $100 store credit. That’s without hard drive and with one controller.

GameStop trades in the hard drives separately as they have to send them off to be cleaned. The smallest size, 20GB, trades in for $30, with the 60GB, 120GB, and 250GB netting you $35, $40, and $50 respectively.

More details at Kotaku.com

Fallout: New Vegas PC Pre-Order Bonuses

Posted in 3rd person games, gamer, Games, gaming news, pc games with tags , , , , , on June 10, 2010 by nunetherlands

Bethesda announced today that four different bonus packs will be available exclusively when pre-ordering Fallout: New Vegas PC from five different retailer

(Steam shares an offer with Wal-Mart). Each consist of exclusive in-game items (armor, weapons, etc) that will become available when the game is released this fall.

The Classic Pack, from GameStop:

* Armored Vault 13 Suit – Extensively patched up and dotted with piecemeal armor, this outfit is an homage to the classic ending of the original Fallout.

* Vault 13 Canteen – This handy device is useful for staving off dehydration and providing a small amount of healing in the Mojave Wasteland.

* Weathered 10mm Pistol – A well-worn 10mm pistol that packs an extra punch despite its modest size.

* 5 Stimpaks – Food and water are good for long-term healing, but when the fighting is fierce, Stimpaks help keep Wastelanders upright.

The Tribal Pack, from Amazon:

* Tribal Raiding Armor – Pieced together from scraps of armor, this outfit provides protection without impacting mobility.

* Broad Machete – This heavy-bladed melee weapon does high damage against limbs and can quickly deal out a flurry of attacks.

* 5 Bleak Venom doses – Useful on any Melee Weapon, Bleak Venom makes short of work of most living targets.

* 10 Throwing Spears – If you would like to silently pin an enemy’s head to a wall, Throwing Spears are the way to do it.

The Caravan Pack, from Steam or Wal-Mart:

* Lightweight Leather Armor – This hand-modified suit of leather armor reduces its overall weight without impacting its ability to protect.

* Sturdy Caravan Shotgun – Despite its rough appearance, this Caravan Shotgun will reliably fire 20 gauge shells until the Brahmin come home.

* 4 Repair Kits – Useful for repairing any outfit or weapon, Repair Kits are a valuable tool for any caravaner.

* Binoculars – The Mojave Wasteland is a dangerous place, but with these trusty Binoculars you’ll be able to spot trouble coming.

The Mercenary Pack, from Best Buy:

* Lightweight Metal Armor – Modified for long-range travel, this Metal Armor sacrifices some protection for mobility and overall weight.

* Mercenary’s Grenade Rifle – Though similar to other 40mm Grenade Rifles in the Mojave Wasteland, this model has a faster reload cycle.

* 3 Super Stimpaks – When you absolutely, positively, need to keep your blood inside your body, Super Stimpaks fix you up in no time.

* 3 Doctors Bags – Mercenaries and broken limbs go together like Iguana-on-a-Stick and Nuka Cola. Thankfully, these Doctors Bags take a bit of sting out of the inevitable crushed skull.


Developed by Obsidian Entertainment, Fallout: New Vegas is scheduled for release on PC, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 this fall, with the PC edition using Steamworks DRM. An $80 Collector’s Edition is on offer, packing a variety of physical goodies.

BioShock 2 Patch #3

Posted in FPS games, gamer, Games, gaming news, pc games with tags , , , on May 29, 2010 by nunetherlands

2K Games has released the third patch for the PC version of BioShock 2.

The 174MB download can be found on The Patches Scroll

– Fixed MP freezing and connectivity issues

– Implemented color-blind friendly hacking UI.

– Fixed further issues related to HUD stretching.

– Resolved functionality issues related to NVIDIA 3D Stereo options. Option in the Single Player Options Menu was removed and is now activated through the NVIDIA hardware.

– Fixed an issue where the User’s whole vision would become blurred while using ironsights in DirectX10.

– Fixed a problem where trying to install a patch manually through the appdata directory would not work properly.

– Fixed an exploit in Multiplayer involving Rebirth

– The “Reset All” option in the Multiplayer Controller Settings now functions properly.

– Fixed further issues related to plasmid gene bank hotkeys not taking effect in-game.

– Resolved a problem where two parties consisting of five players were unable to join the same game lobby for any game mode except Survival of the Fittest.

– Fixed various localization bugs for Multiplayer

– Fixed an issue where task switching while in a game lobby would not initiate.

– Improved security for various weapon loadout files and fixed related exploits.

– Fixed issue where the title will fail to direct the user to the proper lobby when a join-able match is in session and the user accepts a game invite or attempts to join session in progress.

– Fixed issue when BioShock 2 fails to apply the title update when the files are placed in the appdata directory manually

– Fixed text overrun on the Corpse counter from the first Little Sister

– There are 53 achievements available to the user after installing TU 047.

– Fixed issue where BioShock 2 is listed as two separate games in the Games for Windows – LIVE guide after installing the title update and earning achievements.

– Fixed Spanish language issue where text overrran the textbox provided on the multiplayer lobby

– Fixed German language map title for Fontaine Fisheries

– Players can automatically reach rebirth rank 40 with any rank rebirth profile by viewing the epilogue within the apartment.

– Changes made to customizable controls using the “Reset All” function are not saved when the game is restarted.

– Fixed issue where the title will fail to properly task switch while in a game lobby when account management is chosen on Vista x86 PCs

– Fixed exploit where the user can modify the user specific .ini to acquire weapon loadouts before reaching the appropriate rank

*New* Alienware M11x Notebook Review

Posted in gamer, gaming news, notebooks, tech news, Technology with tags , , , , on February 5, 2010 by nunetherlands

Alienware exclusives by reviewing one of the first M11x samples.

With the M11x Alienware take advantage of the new GeForce GT 335M GPU with the intention of building the world’s first 11″ gaming system.

In this article we will be finding out if they have achieved this goal of allowing us to game on the move at 720p as well as running the system through a number of tests including 1080p playback and GPU computing tasks to establish if the system is more than just a gamers dream.

Full Review at Hardwareheaven.com