MSI Launches Z170A KRAIT GAMING R6 SIEGE Motherboard

MSI made a lot of system builders happy when the introduced the KRAIT EDITION motherboards a while ago and since then we’ve seen several models with the simplistic black and white layout. The newest is the MSI Z170A KRAIT GAMING and out of that sprung this new special edition that is pictured above, the Z170A KRAIT GAMING R6 SIEGE.

MSI entered a partnership with Ubisoft Entertainment and bundled this awesome looking motherboard with a copy of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. MSI is Ubisoft’s exclusive motherboard partner and this new board is designed to celebrate this new partnership. With this new model, you will receive a free copy of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege as Standard Edition.

Besides the special edition packaging and the included game code for the game, the motherboard is almost the same as the Z170A KRAIT GAMING. Specification wise it is the same, but we do notice a few differences such as the angled SATA3 connectors. There also seems to be an ASMedia chip missing near the AudioBoost3 chip when comparing to the standard edition.

The MSI Z170 KRAIT motherboard features anything you could want from a motherboard in this category such as USB 3.1, both Type-A and Type-C, gaming-optimized Intel-powered LAN, M.2 32Gbps slot, SATAExpress, and support for multi-GPU setups.

This game bundle promotion applies to selected countries during a limited time. Redemption period starts Tuesday the 1st of December 2015 and ends Tuesday the 1st of March 2016. You can check the full details or redeem your game code on the official event page.

 

The new MSI KRAIT GAMING R6 SIEGE motherboard hasn’t gotten its official product page yet, so the below specifications are taken from the original MSI >170A KRAIT GAMING motherboard.

Features and Specifications:

  • Supports 6th Gen Intel Core / Pentium / Celeron processors for LGA 1151 socket
  • Supports DDR4-3600+(OC) Memory
  • DDR4 Boost: Give your DDR4 memory a performance boost
  • USB 3.1 Gen2 2X FASTER: USB 3.1 Gen2 offers performance twice as fast as a regular USB 3.0 connection
  • Turbo M.2 32Gb/s + Turbo U.2 ready + USB 3.1 Gen2 Type-A + SATA Express 10 Gb/s
  • GAMING LAN powered by Intel: The best online gaming experience with the lowest latency
  • LAN Protect: 15KV Anti-surge protection
  • Audio Boost 3: Reward your ears with studio-grade sound quality
  • Military Class 5: The latest evolution in high-quality components featuring the brand new Titanium Chokes
  • Guard-Pro: Improved Protection and Power Efficiency
  • MULTI-GPU with Steel Armor: Steel Armor PCI-E slots. Supports NVIDIA SLI & AMD Crossfire
  • OBS Streaming software: Share your gaming achievements with the world!
  • Game Boost: Generate more FPS in games with 1 push of a button
  • EZ Debug LED: Easiest way to troubleshoot
  • Overcurrent Protection: Prevent Unforeseen Damage
  • GAMING Hotkey: Launch your favorite games with a single button
  • Click BIOS 5: Award-winning brand new Click BIOS 5 with high-resolution scalable font
  • SteelSeries Certified: Optimized for SteelSeries gaming gear
  • GAMING CERTIFIED: 24-hour on- and offline game testing by eSports players for the best gaming experience

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege GameWorks Trailer Released

Are you ready for the latest Tom clancy game? With the release date rapidly approaching, Ubisoft and Nvidia have now released the latest trailer for Rainbow Six: Siege!

The new trailer showcases the latest Nvidia GameWorks features, demonstrating how HBAO+ and TXAA will take Rainbow Six: Siege graphics to the next level. It’s not the biggest range of features, but it certainly doesn’t hurt to have them. Great for Nvidia users, not so great with if you’re rocking an AMD card, in which case you may experience some issues, as with most GPU brand-focused game releases recently.

If you’re saving up for a new GPU and eager to play Rainbow Six: Siege, remember that Nvidia’s Bullets or Blades promotion gives the game away with qualifying graphics cards.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege is set to be released on the 1st of December on PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4.

Rainbow Six Siege All Platforms Release Date Revealed

Ubisoft brings some good news at last! Rainbow Six fans will be excited to know that Siege will actually be launching this year, namely on October 13th for the PS4, Xbox One and PC platforms. Also, the company notes that customers who pre-order the title will get access to its closed beta test as soon as it launches.

Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege is a successor to the cancelled Rainbow Six Patriots title, which uses the AnvilNext engine. Ubisoft plans to focus the titles gameplay on more team play and realism and looks to take a similar approach as the Battlefield series in terms of multiplayer by focusing on a heavy multiplayer mode and destructive environments.

The company looks to be releasing an alpha test exclusively for Microsoft’s Windows platform, while the closed beta will be available on all platforms. I don’t know about you guys, but if you played the Vegas ad Vegas 2 titles back in 2006 – 2008 and know the gameplay experience, then add Battlefield’s heavy multiplayer scenario to the mix, you should be excited for its release as I am. So how excited are you? Still not as much? Then have a look at the title’s release date announcement trailer below and get your hype up!

Thank you Endgadget for providing us with this information

Image courtesy of WallWideHD

Images and Details for Rainbow Six: Siege Leak from the Alpha Build

A Redditor has apparently leaked some information and screenshots from the Rainbow Six: Siege build. Reddit user ‘bDL-Z_ftw’ is the fellow redditor who shared the images, along with a video which unfortunately was taken down real quick.

These are the screenshots which have leaked so far:

And below you can view the details from the Alpha build:

  • Version of the Closed Alpha is 0.1.0

  • The air-plane map, named “Plane”, has the following (named) zones: Seating Journalist, Bathroom, Exterior, Cargo, Cargo Entrance, First Aid, Cargo Room A, Cargo Room B, Military Seating, Stairs Cockpit, Kitchen Prep, Seating Staff,

  • The plane map has the following CAMs in “Support Mode” (after one’s death): Luggage Hold, Cabin Staff, Main Corridor, (plus atleast 2 more)

  • The designated names of different areas (above) will be helpful in planning out a round and in voice-comms

  • The map is huge! The plane is also very huge with detailed in-door environments (with fantastic lighting), multiple floors etc.

  • CTUs: GIGN (atleast 3 CTUs will be in the closed-alpha)

  • Primary Weapons: MP5 MLI (stock color in closed-alpha is golden), P90, 591A1, FAMAS G2, K33 NATO, G36C,

  • Secondary Weapons: NP-9, Model 586, MAC11, 226 MK25, M45 MEUSOC,

  • Gadgets: Barbed Wire (hurts and slows down attackers), Sledgehammer (a breaching hammer to breach through destructible surfaces), Deployable Shield (crouch-height cover that blocks all weapon damage), Breach Charge, Stun Grenade, EMP Grenade (disables any electronics in range), Shock-Drone (disables traps and also shocks enemies), Frag, Bonfire Launcher,

  • Defenders / Attackers Types: Recruit (can be picked by more than one player and has the most customization options), Thatcher (Attacker – UK flag on his arm), Twitch (Attacker – WIP, plus a GIGN tag on his arm), Sledge (Attacker), Ash (Attacker – probably the female operator),(a total of 11 types are available, recruit is common to both Attacker and Defenders, plus 5 unique types for both Attacker / Defender, each)

  • Moreover, each kit has a specific icon

  • Each Defender / Attacker / CTU type has a specific “bonus” ability: Recruit (Croix Rogue – Improved revive ability), Thatcher (Gas Mask – Damage received from smoke is reduced and also no coughing will happen)

  • Knifing is confirmed!

  • Grenade explosion has a deafening effect that lasts around 5 seconds or so

  • Scoring Points: Barricading: +5, Injure: +50, Injure Assist: +50, Confirm Kill: +50, Kill Assist: +75, Kill: +100, Headshot: +50, Gadget Destroyed: +10,

  • Barricading can be destroyed by team-mates

  • When injured, you can move/crawl to get to safety

  • The voice-overs in the video were in English, but the accent was French

  • The animation for climbing up ladders is not yet properly implemented, as it can been in the screenshot that there’s a gap between the player and ladder

  • When hit, your screen gets zoom-blurred for a moment

  • When an enemy player notices and shoots at you, you can see the white hit-direction-indicators on-screen

  • This area shows the health of your player, and probably body-armor type/ status. The shirt icon probably shows that the player isn’t wearing any armour

  • Magazine Reloading: If you have ammo 1/269 and you reload, you get to 31/239 (for the MP5 MLI). Moreover, the reload animation restarts if interrupted by another action

  • DEATH REPLAY (aka 1st-person Kill-Cam) of around 7 seconds is shown after one’s death, which can also be “skipped”

  • Additionally, there’s an END OF ROUND REPLAY as well

  • A decisive round shows “MATCH POINT” on the top of timer-clock

  • DAMAGE LOG (top-right) indicating the damage done by your killer is shown in the DEATH REPLAY screen

  • End-of-Round screen shows ROUND GRAPH (time-line of kills etc.) and ROUND REPORT (scores, K/D, etc.)

  • Some of the stuff shows WIP (work in progress). The textures also read “ALPHA” at some places on the map.

Thank you WCCF for providing us with this information

Uber Under Fire After Raising Prices in Sydney

Uber has been under fire today after the ride sharing app put prices up in Sydney following the alleged terrorist hostage crisis in the city. The app raised prices in the Sydney area before quickly backtracking.

Prices were raised up to 4 times the normal rate, according to the BBC. The company responded to the backlash by refunding some customers and offering free rides out of the Sydney central business district. They also tweeted that the price hike was to encourage more drivers to get in the area to help people get home.

“We are all concerned with the events happening in Sydney. Uber Sydney will be providing free rides out of the CBD to help Sydneysiders get home safely. Our thoughts are with those affected and the NSW Police Force. We are in the process of refunding rides.” – Uber.

Source: BBC News