NVIDIA 358.91 WHQL Drivers Released – Ready for Fallout, Battlefront and SC2

Are you ready for a week of awesome gaming? If you’re planning on sitting down to enjoy some of the latest and greatest PC games of the year, such as Bethesda’s Fallout 4, or EA’s Battlefront and even SC2: Legacy of the Void, you’ll want to ensure you have the latest drivers for your Nvidia graphics card.

The new Nvidia GeForce 358.91 WHQL Driver is the latest “game-ready” driver, which packs in optimizations for the three big game releases. The only downside is that the driver doesn’t add anything new for any other game, or any general bug fixes, so if you’re not playing Fallout, Battlefront or SC2, there’s really no point in updating the drivers just yet.

Game Ready
Learn more about how to get the optimal experience for Fallout 4, Star Craft II: Legacy of
the Void, and Star Wars: Battlefront.

Application SLI Profiles.
No SLI profiles were added with this release.

3D Vision Profiles
No 3D Vision profiles were added with this release.

3D Compatibility Mode Profiles
No compatibility mode profiles were added with this release.

Software Modules
NView – version 146.78
HD Audio Driver – version 1.3.34.4
NVIDIA PhysX System Software – version 9.15.0428
GeForce Experience – version 2.5.15.54
CUDA – version 7.5

The new drivers can be downloaded from the official Nvidia website.

StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void Cinematic and Release Date Revealed

These days, it’s often possible for pre-orders to start for a game before the developer has even announced the launch date. StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void is no exception with pre-orders opening up 2 months ago but no launch date yet. That has been rectified today with Blizzard announcing that the third and final installment of StarCraft II will launch on November 10th 2015.

Along with the announcement, Blizzard released yet another one of their glorious cinematics. In it, the Protoss struggle to hold their ground as they warp in reinforcements to reclaim their homeworld. Like the title suggests, the last expansion in the series will focus on the Protoss and their legacy as well as wrapping up the story for the rest of the characters like Jim Raynor and Sarah Kerrigan.

Interestingly, the date Blizzard has chosen, November 10th, is already claimed by two other major titles, Rise of the Tomb Raider and Fallout 4. This means for more budget gamers, they will have to choose which game to first spend their hard earned cash on and which one to play first. While Blizzard can gamble that RTS players and fans of the other games aren’t the same, there will invariably be overlap. For now, be sure to check out the opening cinematic below.

Blizzard Time Might See Some Changes in StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void

The original StarCraft game by Blizzard is considered to be one of the best RTS games ever released, and its successor, StarCraft II, is definitely worthy of praise as well as it is currently being enjoyed by millions. With the release of the third and final expansion for StarCraft II, Legacy of the Void, Blizzard is looking to implement some changes, especially when it comes to something called Blizzard Time.

“First, we’d like to inquire once more on the in-game clock changing to real-time. This change is looking positive so far, so we’d like to start thinking about committing to making this change for Legacy of the Void. On our end, we see the advantages and disadvantages of going either way, and we’d really love to rely on you all to make a call in this area that you feel is best.”

The developers are also working on an automated tournament feature that would allow players to jump into the game using allocated slots. In order to prevent lengthy games, the devs are thinking about implementing a 30 or about 42-minute Blizzard Time limit that would help determine a winner by XP at the end of the timer. Furthermore, all regular melee games would be limited to an hour-and-a-half in order to prevent trolling.

Balancing a complex game such as StarCraft II is never an easy task, but Blizzard seems to be moving in the right direction with these changes. Are you a StarCraft II fan, and if so, what do you think about these ideas?

Thank you Battle.net for providing us with this information.

Closed Beta Testing for StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void Could Start at the End of March

The latest StarCraft title, Legacy of the Void, is said to be the closing story for the StarCraft 2 series. It was first announced at BlizzCon last year, but Blizzard did not mention when it will be released.

While Blizzard is known for taking its time with their titles, The Daily Dot gives some hope that the release date is close than expected. Their sources say that the closed beta for Legacy of the Void should be launched at the end of March or early April, pointing out that gaming press and esports organisations have been told to submit their requests for beta keys.

“It’s great timing for them. WCS Season 1 will be all but over and this will give players plenty of time to stream the beta and generate some excitement. As things stand the beta is pretty much ready to launch with the balance team just tweaking a few units.”

Blizzard stated that StarCraft 2: Legacy of the Void will not be an expansion, but a standalone game. It is said to focus on the Protoss side of the story and should ultimately end the StarCraft 2 story as a whole.

Thank you Ubergizmo for providing us with this information