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The Museum Relic Campaign Now Available
"The Museum Relic" campaign is a story driven campaign that takes place between the two small fictional countries of Matova and Obristen. As their war stretches into its fifth year, both nations are feeling the strain of not being able to replenish their lost aircraft. You will fly as a character who, at the beginning of the war, was just a civilian. But after seeing the dire situation his country is facing, he decides to enlist in the Matova Army Air Corp. With his enlistment papers, he also brings with him his personal aircraft which he had donated to the Museum years ago.

Key Features of The Museum Relic Campaign:

  • Choose to fly the campaign as either the Mig-15bis or the F-86F
  • 22 story driven missions which will push your abilities in: high/low altitude and airspeed flight envelopes, aerial gunnery, ground attacks, and navigation
  • Each campaign has its own unique mission briefings, flight plan pages, and voice overs that coincide with the selected aircraft
  • Over 160 pages of mission briefings and flight plan pages
  • More than 400 custom voice overs by 17 different voice actors
  • Custom made livery for both the Mig-15bis and the F-86F
Download from: The Museum Relic Campaign

Note: DCS: F-86F Sabre and DCS: MiG-15bis are required and are not included in this purchase.

F-86F and MiG-15bis Bundle Deal
With the release of the Museum Relic campaign, we are offering a 40% off bundle deal for both DCS: F-86F Sabre and DCS: MiG-15bis.

This deal starts today at 1500 GMT and will last until Monday, 8 August 2016 at 0900 GMT.

Visit our E-shop to take advantage of this deal: Special offers

If you have not experienced these aircraft yet, you are in for a real treat. Developed by Belsimtek, these modules are the poster children of air combat during the Korean War. Both aircraft have been exhaustively researched and implemented at an unmatched level of realism and detail. If you have ever wondered what it would be like to fly these classic adversaries, now is your chance!

F-86F / MiG-15bis Screenshot Contest
Continuing the Sabre and MiG-15bis theme this weekend, we are starting a new screenshot contest for these two iconic aircraft. All entries must include any aircraft in the image. Winners will be announced on 19 August 2016. Good luck all!

  • 1st place – 3 campaigns
  • 2nd place – 2 campaigns
  • 3rd place – 1 campaign
We have created a separate thread for contest entries on our DCS World forums

Have a MiG Alley Weekend,
The Eagle Dynamics Team

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This weekend we are releasing the 2.0.3 update to the DCS World 2.0 Early Access, and it will add support for the F-5E. The F-5E has been available for a week and has received rave reviews:

First Flight! – Belsimtek DCS: F-5E Tiger II

You can read more customer feedback about this amazing Belsimtek module on our discussion forums

The 2.0.3 update also resolves various bugs like taxi errors, and it adds new features for Virtual Reality support.

Note that DCS World 2.0 Early Access only applies to the DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range map. If you do not own the Nevada map, there is no reason to download DCS World 2.0. However, this weekend is the opportune time to purchase this map.

You can purchase DCS World 2.0 Early Access from DCS site

If you already have DCS World 2.0 Early Access installed, please use the auto Updater by running DCS World 2.0 Early Access. Or, please run Update DCS World 2 OpenAlpha from your Windows Start Menu / All Apps / Eagle Dynamics.

DCS: F-5E Tiger II Screenshot Contest
Following the release of the F-5E last week, we have been seeing many brilliant screenshots. We want to reward those of you creating great screenshots with an F-5E screenshot contest! Please follow the link here to read contest rules and post your entries.

  • 1st Place: Three serials of campaigns your choice
  • 2nd Place: Two serials of campaigns your choice
  • 3rd Place: One serial of campaigns your choice
DCS F-5E screenshot contest forum thread

DCS: NEVADA Test and Training Range Map Bonus
The perfect partner for the F-5E is the Nevada map. This weekend we are also offering 60% off the Nevada map using bonus points. You can purchase the map in DCS store
This bonus period will start today at 1500 GMT and last until August 8 at 0900 GMT.

With the new DCS World 2.0 Early Access update, now is the perfect time to fly the skies of Nevada!

Have a great weekend!
The Eagle Dynamics Team
Anyone in the United States who purchased a GTX 970 may be eligible for a $30 payout from Nvidia, thanks to a proposed settlement in a class-action lawsuit.

Last year, a series of lawsuits were filed against Nvidia and Nvidia card manufacturers over what amounts to false advertising. (The lawsuits were then consolidated into one in March 2015). The main issue raised in the lawsuit was that the GTX 970, advertised as having 4 GB of VRAM, in fact does not--at least not exactly.

Within a few months of the the 970's launch in September 2014, owners discovered that games that used more than 3.5 GB of memory ran into performance issues that weren't happening on the GTX 980. The following January, Nvidia revealed that the configuration for streaming multiprocessors on the two cards are different.

As a result, the 970's memory was split into 3.5 GB and 0.5 GB sections. It claimed this didn't result in a meaningful impact on performance, but as PC Gamer reported at the time, numerous users reported issues when playing games that used more than 3.5 GB of VRAM. It was also discovered by PC Perspective that the 970 had a smaller L2 cache and fewer render output processors than Nvidia had originally claimed.

These three shortcomings comprised the lawsuit's allegations that the 970 was sold "based on misleading representations" and "do not operate as represented."

Rather than risk this going any further, the two sides have reached a proposed settlement, paperwork for which was filed in a US District Court in California this week. As part of this, Nvidia won't admit any liability, which is standard in a situation like this. It will, however, pay out $30 for each 970 purchased in the US to anyone who submits a valid claim. Before this can happen, the court will need to approve the settlement during a hearing on August 24.

If approved, eligible owners will be notified of the settlement by October 23, and all claims will need to be filed by December 21. Alternatively, anyone who bought a 970 and is unwilling to accept the $30 payout can opt out and pursue their own litigation.

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Source: https://www.battlefield.com/news/article/bf1-ea-play

What were your first thoughts when you saw the reveal trailer for Battlefield™ 1? We hope it was excitement. Or anticipation. Or maybe you screamed and threw your drink in the air (that's what I did). In a few days, you'll have even more Battlefield 1 to enjoy – the EA Play livestream starts June 12, 2016 at 1:00PM PT. You'll want to tune in to EA Play to watch the whole thing, and to see Battlefield 1 gameplay in action in a brand-new trailer and a livestream you will not want to miss.

Starting at 2:00PM PT, you'll get your first chance to see 64-player Battlefield 1 multiplayer in action with the Battlefield Squads livestream. Battlefield Squads is the first-ever livestream of Battlefield 1 gameplay. Battlefield community members StoneMountain64 and Battlefield Friends - The Noob will lead teams composed of your favorite YouTube personalities, Twitch streamers, and even some surprise guests.

So circle the date on your calendar (or set a reminder on your phone): new Battlefield 1 gameplay is coming on June 12, 2016.

This should be interesting..