Dawn of War 2 Patch Will Add New Map

New DOW2 Map

The Relic speaks:

Patch 1.2.1 has made it through our QA process and is currently scheduled to go live on April 13 at 12 noon PST, 19:00 GMT. The full list of patch notes has been posted here in our forum, including some further details on balance changes.

Full patch notes after the break.

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Call of Duty: World at War (PC) Map Pack Released

As alluded to earlier, the PC version of the Call of Duty: World at War DLC has been released, for free (aka we’ll probably see some powered-by-Intel war machines), alongside patch 1.4:

Through a partnership with Intel, we are pleased to announce that the Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 is now available on the PC platform, completely free of charge!

Nightfire, Station, Knee Deep, and Verrückt are the 3 Multiplayer maps and Nazi Zombie level (respectively) that are included in this Map Pack. For more information about the DLC, click here.

The important thing to note is that PC Patch 1.4 is the actual package that includes Map Pack 1. For more information on what Patch 1.4 addresses with the game, visit the PC sub-forums on CallOfDuty.com. Patch 1.4 will update installations of Patch 1.2 or greater.

For download information, please find a full mirror list at our PC Updates page. See you online!

Changes in version 1.4:

  • 3 new Multiplayer maps: Kneedeep, Nightfire, Station!
  • Nazi Zombies map with more weapons, Perks-a-Cola machines, and electroshock defenses: Verrückt!
  • Improved spawning logic.
  • Auto balancing improvements. Players are no longer auto balanced while completing objectives.
  • Mods: IWD’s can be placed in the usermaps folder.
  • Mods: Hold Breath / Sprint functions as intended.
  • Mods: MissingAssets.csv is generated when maps are run with developer set to 1.
  • Fixed lag caused by shooting at tanks.
  • All rifle grenades fired during the first 15 seconds of Search & Destroy will be duds.
  • Players who equip a Bouncing Betty and melee teammates in Hardcore game modes are now credited with a team kill penalty.
  • Players are now deducted 200 points for team killing the bomb planter/defuser in Hardcore Search & Destroy.
  • Martyrdom no longer causes direct impact deaths in Hardcore modes.
  • “Bayonet jumping” has been disabled.

Colonel Hugh “Slip” Slater Tells Us About an OXCART and a UFO.

Colonel Hugh

The Road to Area 51 is the LA Times’ look at the actual story behind everyone’s favorite hidden UFO landing pad, Area 51.

Colonel Hugh “Slip” Slater is the OXCART driver who, now that his missions are declassified, has spoken with various reporters about them in public. You can find what looks to be his personal page here.

The Drobo Pro from Drobover

Today Data Robotics announced their follow-up to the Drobo RAID-style device, the Drobo Pro offers the same deal in a rackmountable setup. More drives, expected technology upgrades, etc.

Can they please stop raping non-business users who bought the original Drobo before their shitty service plan came into effect now and give me my fucking firmware updates without paying extra.

Thanks.

Pure Digital’s Jonathan Kaplan–aka the Flip Guy–Speaks (Post-Cisco)!

mino

Kara Swisher from the Wall Street Journal’s All Things D spoke with Pure Digital’s Jonathan Kaplan on the subject of the Mino HD maker’s future now they they’ve been acquired by Cisco.

I’m just hoping they keep iterating on their fantastic Flip Mino HD series.

Zero S Electric Motorcycle Now Available

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One of the few things that excites me anymore in vehicle design anymore is when people take something old, like a dirt bike, and update it for today. Maybe only he who is without sin can afford the first $30k Toyota Prius, but surely even someone like me can afford the $10k for Zero Motorcycle’s Zero S Motorcycle.

It is basically their cheaper Zero Motorcycle dirtbike design upgraded to be street-legal and still has their goofy proprietary battery pack and clutchless design. Theoretically that should at least be upgradable in the future as new batteries come out which enable you to get more miles out of it.

Video of the Zero S after the break and you can order one today and get it delivered via UPS in May.

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