15th February 2014
Written by: little_lerroyy in Gaming News | Comments: 1
For all the people waiting anxiously for the Second Assault to arrive on PC after it has been out for yonks on Xbox One, fear no more. The Second Assault DLC will be coming this Tuesday on February 18th only for BF4 Premium Members, while the rest will get it on March 4th. Second assault will include 4 favourite maps from BF4, Caspian Border, Operation Metro, Operation Firestorm and Gulf of Oman. The DLC will also include 5 weapons re-mastered for Battlefield 4, Dune Buggy (DPV) vehicle, Capture the Flag game mode and 10 more assignments.

Naval Strike DLC for Battlefield 4 was also announced, which delivers out right naval warfare. The new DLC will include 4 new maps;
  • Lost Islands
  • Nansha Strike
  • Wave Breaker
  • Operation Mortar
Like every other DLC, the expansion will include another 5 weapons fresh to Battlefield 4, Introducing a new amphibious hovercraft vehicle, 2 additional gadgets 3GL (3 grenade launcher) attachment for the Assault class Anti-Heli Mine; an aircraft disabling projectile for the Engineer class, 10 new assignments with unlocks for each and a new Carrier Assault game mode which brings back memories from the Titan Game mode from Battlefield 2142.

The DLC release date hasn't been announced yet, but like always, premium members will get 2 week  early access to the DLC. For more information, please visit the Naval Strike Official Site.

Anyway for those who have forgotten the Official Second Assault trailer, here it is!

[youtube=700,400]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=s9x0dE1WHFU[/youtube]

9th February 2014
Written by: little_lerroyy in Games and Hardware Reviews | Comments: 2
Introduction

In this review, I will be giving a small insight on the most talked about Razer mouse pads, the Goliathus Speed and Control editions. Both these mates are  both soft pads, which are basically the only thing in common with eachother. Makeup of both textures of mouse surface make the different editions entirely different to one another.

With the similarities being very small, Both of these soft mouse pads both come with a good quality rubberised base, You will have absolutely no issues with the mouse mat moving with your hand with quick movements. It also comes with an anti fraying stitched frame, this will highly reduce the likely hook of your precious mouse surface separating from the rubberised base from below. As for the artwork on the mouse mat, I'll go into small detail below.

Razer Goliathus Speed Edition

Now lets talk about the Razer Goliathus Speed edition. I myself own the Fragged edition. My first impressions was I really liked the artwork on the mat, it's basically the Razer logo, paint splattered over the top right hand corner, the design actually looks quite nice on my desk. The second impression I have of the speed edition is when I ran my hand gently over the surface. The texture of the mouse pad is really well done, the really fine textured weave makes it super comfortable to rest and slide your hand over. The surface does have somewhat of a great and consistent glide, more so than some other traditional mouse mats. During gaming I did find this mouse mat to be quite good with my older Razer Copperhead lazer sensor, which was suffering from bad jitter on my old cloth pad, however this mouse mat made that issue somewhat less prevalent. So most lazer mice, such as my current Razer Taipan, will happily glide over this surface without any tracking issues whatsoever.

With the great glide aside, this particular mouse mat does have a few downsides. The speed edition isn't always the best in times of controlled movements, I find the mouse mat in general feels a little bit 'sticky' or 'jumpy' when trying to make those super fine corrections in your mouse movement. Some of you reading this probably can relate to that feeling on your mouse mat, especially when your mouse mad is clogged with your own body oils and debris. The speed edition mat can get dirty quite easily, most of the time you can actually see the mouse mat needing a clean, with body oils, dirt and residue on the surface. With this mouse mats fine cloth weave, the extra dirt and residue does add to 'stickyness' especially when making fine and controlled movements on the pad. Razer recommends cleaning this pad simply with a damp cloth. Unlike some other pads the speed edition does clean quite easily, however I would suggest to use some sort of detergent on it to really remove your existing body oils that have stuck to the pad over a period of time.

Razer Goliathus Control EditionConclusion

Both mouse pads are quite good. With two very difference pad textures, the Golitahus Editions do prove useful in their own situations. I found the Speed edition extremely comfortable to use, especially for long PC sessions, while the control edition does feel a bit prickly to my lower palm after heavy use. The fine weave of the speed edition is really great, after long use of the speed edition, it turns my teflon mouse feet into mirrors. Glide however, the Control edition wins hands down. I personally have never used another mouse mat with such exceptional glide. Fine, precise & controlled movements are something that the Control edition really resonates, at the expense of mouse controllability at faster speeds. For my personal use, I'm currently using the control edition for gaming and I use my speed edition when I plan on a long duration of PC work when im not gaming as such.

Razer Golitahus Speed Edition
Pros:
  • Very confortable pad, especially in long gaming and PC use sessions
  • nice glide with quick mouse stopping ability
Cons:
  • Can get dirty quite easily, which effects mouse performance
  • Not always the best when making controlled movements, pad can feel 'taky' or 'jumpy' especially when dirty
Razer Golitahus Control Edition
Pros:
  • Unbelievable glide. Best I've ever used
  • Controlled movements can be made with ease
Cons:
  • Can be very uncomfortable for some people
  • Can be too smooth for some people, especially twitch gamers.
  • The holes within the surface easily attract forgien dust and dirt, annoying to clean.

30th January 2014
Written by: little_lerroyy in Gaming News | Comments: 13
 Another good time for battlefield 4 users. The game currently has received another update, this time it's quite extensive. In a nutshell they have finally included mantle support for BF4 in the 1259MB patch. Mantle will require users to download the 14.1 Beta drivers which will be posted in this Catalyst Beta Driver Download Link when AMD release the new driver version. Mantle has been finally tested in BF4 with benchmarks. It has shown to give performance boost in the game up to 58% on some configurations. This is done by reducing CPU usage and parallel processing the CPU tasks when rendering the game. For more information about Mantle & BF4, visit The Official BF4 Mantle Guide

The update includes preparations for the next expansion, second assault, however the actual release date for the expansion hasn't been announced yet. DICE have also provided quite a few other changes, such as CPU/GPU optimisations for some configurations, new performance overlay console commands, DMR rifle enhancements, and other fixes. For a full list of changes take a look at the list below. Seems to no include some of the balance tweaks DICE have talked about before, which is disappointing, however this may be included in the following patch.
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28th January 2014
Written by: little_lerroyy in Gaming News | Comments: 1
 Just announced hours ago, DICE have put out various changes to vehicle balancing that we will go live in one of the upcoming patches. To summerise the changes, DICE, in my opinion, have done a fantastic job on what they have decided needs to be balanced and changed. They focused mainly on nerfing the Mobile AA and giving a Buff to the well needed Attack Chopper, both which are one of the most complained about vehicles in the game. They have also included Nerfs to the Little Birds 25mm cannon, which in my opinion was way over powered. The MBT LAW misslile is getting a nerf, the reloads have been reduced, and players will need to aim the gun more accurately before the smart protectiles will activate.

For a full list of changes, see below. DICE have also announced they will be adding to this list before it's actual release. I will post up new findings on this post.
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13th January 2014
Written by: little_lerroyy in Gaming News | Comments: 1

Another update to Battlefield 4 rolling out tonight. Below are the patch notes released by DICE.
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12th January 2014
Written by: little_lerroyy in Gaming News | Comments: 8
 For the select few who own the current and previous generation of AMD graphics cards, then this is something to really look forward too. DICE have announce at CES 2014 that a patch for Battlefield 4 will be arriving this month to open up support for the new Mantle API by AMD. For all those who are wondering, what is Mantle? Well quickly, it's a low level API that runs much more effeciently by using less draw calls to the CPU while processing.

In the video below, while it isn't a direct comparision between the Direct X 11 API and Mantle, They demonstrate Battlefield 4 running on the Mantle for the very first time. AMD claim that Battlefield 4 runs up to a quite substantial 45% over Direct X. If AMD's numbers are correct, people running older generation of CPU's will benefit off this extra performance boost from the more CPU taxing Direct X 11 API.

Check the video out below, Battlefield 4 running, using the Mantle API for the very first time, at CES 2014.
[youtube=700,400]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZTLYB5SOlI4[/youtube]

4th January 2014
Written by: little_lerroyy in Announcements | Comments: 1
 If you have the love for just close quarters combat, without having the worry of getting run over by an enemy jeep, this server is for you! We are running a Operation Locker around the clock. To reduce the amount of spaming in the server, explosive weaponry is forbidden in this server. This include, grenades, C4's, Claymores, M320, rockets and so on. However smoke grenades, stun grenades and flares are exempt from these rulings. Using explosive weaponry will result in your getting booted from the server. So don't use them!

To join visit our servers page!


1st January 2014
Written by: little_lerroyy in Announcements | Comments: 0
 From the AWGN team, we sincerely wish every one a Happy New Year, this year in 2014. We hope all your new years resolutions be come a reality, and all of your dreams come to light this year.

AWGN will be bigger than ever with the introduction of BF4 last year, We will be putting up more gaming servers, more tournaments and more community fun all year round. I'd like to sincerely thank to all of the donators who put their own money on the table to help support our community and keep it alive last year in 2013.

So I'd like to finally wish everyone a Happy New Year in 2014! See you on the battlefield!

25th December 2013
Written by: little_lerroyy in Announcements | Comments: 1
 It's one of the most exciting days for most people in the year. The time where you get spoiled by other people with their surprising presents for you to ravage open under a Christmas tree, spend time with family and friends and just to sit back and relax after a hard working year from either your studies, or working full or part time. Maybe this christmas some of you guys will be getting brand new games, just so you can discuss them here!

From the AWGN team, we wish you guys a very Merry Christmas this year, and we hope too see you next year for another round of gaming with us!

21st December 2013
Written by: little_lerroyy in Gaming News | Comments: 1
 It's that time of year again, Steam is putting on their annual Christmas to new year deals every day starting from the 19th of December to the 3rd of Januaray 2014.

If you are like me and don't like parting with your money, only for good reasons or killer deals, then this steam sale will certainly get your wallets open, with game discounts ranging from 25% all the way up to 75% off titles! Each day they have a new set of deals, along side flash sales, which only last for 12-14 hours. So get into the Christmas spirit and buy more games for less this holiday season.

I just picked up Far Cry 3 for 8 Bucks! Cheaper than half the price!

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