01.25.2011 05:11:58 You can now purchase a reserved slot on all our game servers for just $5/month. Your $5 donation will reserve your slot on ALL of our servers for 30 days. This means no more waiting in line to play. No more wasted time. Not only that, but your donation will go toward paying our bills and will continue to enable TKC the ability to provide quality servers for the PC community.
To purchase your reserved slot just click the "Donate" tab above, then either find your nickname or type in your EXACT solider name (WITHOUT clan tag) in the box provided. Then for donation type be sure to select that you are purchasing a reserved slot. To purchase multiple months just donate the appropriate amount, i.e. $15 for 3 months.
Serious gamers don't wait in line, purchase your reserved slot today and prove to the world that you're no noob!!
First Call of Duty Black Ops 4 patch released, uncaps framerate in battle royale mode Blackout
10.16.2018 22:00:09 DSOGaming writes: "Treyarch and Beenox have released the first patch for Call of Duty Black Ops 4. This first update was released this weekend and as you may have noticed while reading our PC Performance Analysis it completely unlocks the framerate in the battle royale mode, Blackout."
Call of Duty Black Ops 4: Top 5 tips for beating Zombies mode
10.16.2018 22:00:09 Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is finally here and killing zombies has never been this fun and challenging. Here are our top five tips for beating and surviving the infamous Zombies mode.
Tabletop games are great--and popular, as illustrated by the influx of titles we've seen over the past decade--but they have a number of drawbacks. They're expensive, for one. They often require a lot of set-up and tear-down time as well, and you have to get a bunch of friends together to play them, which isn't easy when people have busy schedules.
Digital tabletop games can solve all of those problems. The computer handles setup and takedown. Online functionality lets you play without having to get everyone in the same room. And thanks to a sale that's live this week on the Humble Store, they're cheap. Let's take a look at what tabletop PC games are available for up to 90% off.
What do you get when you add fantasy elements like orcs, dwarves, elves, and magic to a game of football? If Blood Bowl 2 is any indication, you get a whole lot of chaos. This turn-based strategy game is on sale for just $6, which is far less than if you were to buy the tabletop version and glue and paint to assemble all the figures.
A number of games are on sale for just $4 each. That includes the surprisingly enjoyable train board game Ticket to Ride, which supports asynchronous cross-platform online play. Also $4 is Pandemic, a co-op game where you and other players work together to stop a disease from ending the human race, as well as the tile-laying game Carcassonne. Even Uno is available for $4, which is less than you'd pay for a set of cards at Target (that's $5, in case you're curious).
Those who like to party can pick up any of the Jackbox Party Packs for $17.50. Each one comes with four mini-games you and your guests can play using phones or tablets as controllers. And if you're in the mood for a more traditional experience, you can pick up Tabletop Simulator, which comes with 15 classic games like chess, poker, and dominoes, and even supports VR.
For the full list of games and add-ons on sale this week, head over to the Humble Store. The sale ends October 22.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 PC Benchmark and Technical Review - Pretty But High Maintenance
10.16.2018 18:00:10 PC Invasion: Eager to see how Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 performs in various graphics settings? Jason Rodriguez boots up the game and provides you with a PC Benchmark and Technical Review.
Netflix: What's New This Week? Movies, TV Series, And Originals (US)
This week, a ton of Netflix Original series and movies arrive on the streaming service. You won't be able to see many of them before Friday, but there are a few new shows to watch while you wait.
The second season of Netflix's popular anime about the seven cursed knights who protect the fictional land of Britannia is back. The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments sees the demon Meliodas, giantess Diane, fairy King, immortal Ban, wizard Merlin, and living doll Gowther reunite with Escanor, the Sin of Pride, to once again defend the kingdom with the help of the princess Elizabeth and talking pig Hawk. No longer criminals, the Seven Deadly Sins use their newfound freedom to fulfill promises they each made to friends and family long ago, as well as battle the group of demons that represent the ten Biblical Commandments. For more anime coming to Netflix this month--as well as Crunchyroll, Funimation, Amazon, and HIDIVE--check out our fall 2018 anime guide.
A huge assortment of series and movies are coming to Netflix on Friday. Most notable is Marvel's Daredevil Season 3, which sees Matt Murdock, aka Daredevil, once again go up against Wilson Fisk. Although he was the major villain of Season 1, Fisk was regulated to a background role in Season 2. Vincent D'Onofrio has already provided chilling performances as the Kingpin of Crime in Season 3's trailers, and his return seems to plunge Matt into one of the darkest MCU stories told yet. Charlie Cox and Deborah Ann Woll return to reprise their roles as Matt Murdock and Karen Page respectfully, and Wilson Bethel joins the cast to portray Bullseye, one of Daredevil's most iconic villains.
Below, you'll find the list of every new series, movie, and Original coming to Netflix this week, and you can check out the full list of October add-ons if you want a peek at what's to come.
Netflix: October 14 - October 20 (US)
Available October 15
Octonauts: Season 4
The Seven Deadly Sins: Revival of The Commandments-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Available October 16
Ron White: If You Quit Listening, I'll Shut Up-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Available October 19
Accidentally in Love-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Ask the Doctor-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Best.Worst.Weekend.Ever.: Limited Series-- NETFLIX ORIGINAL
Battlefield 5 Story Trailer Is About Rising To The Occasion
Battlefield V returns to World War 2, which means a lot of focus on the heroism of a just cause, the Greatest Generation, and all the imagery that entails. The single-player story trailer embraces that spirit wholeheartedly with a cinematic presentation that intermingles personal sacrifices with the bombastic moments that come in a theater of war.
In it we see a variety of characters as the globe-trotting campaign features War Stories from different regions' soldiers taking part in the conflict. It doesn't shed much light on the particular arcs of these disparate characters but we do get a good idea of the variety of backgrounds and settings for the battles.
Battlefield this year is introducing Firestorm, a new Battle Royale mode with a 64-player max. It's also taking its time to make some adjustments following feedback from the open beta.
If you're itching for Battlefield and you just can't wait until November 20, EA is giving away all four expansions for Battlefield 1 through October. The first two are free now, and the second two will likely swap out as the freebies later in the month. You can also find the game itself relatively cheap on all platforms, if you don't have it already. Of course, if nothing but Battlefield 5 will do, you can also play it a little early with EA Access--as long as your platform of choice is Xbox One. Check out our pre-order guide for more details.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Update Brings 100-Player Blackout Duos & More
Treyarch has once again rolled out a new Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 update (no, not the “larger” one the studio hinted at yesterday), and this one brings TDM back to parties of six instead of five! It also changes the featured playlists and more.
Check out the Black Ops 4 update rolled out via hotfix below (via Reddit):
We’ve made the following changes to the game today (Global):
General stability improvements and crash fixes.
The Featured playlist tiles for Multiplayer and Blackout have changed today. This is part of the regular rotation of Featured playlists – more details to come on how Featured playlists will work in Black Ops 4 in a separate update.
100-Players Duos is now the Featured playlist for Blackout.
Quads playlist is now 88 maximum players. We’re continuing to update various game settings to ensure the best experience for all players across all platforms and modes.
TDM playlist now supports parties of 6 (was previously 5).
Featured playlist changed to Heist.
Custom Search and Destroy games will now correctly conclude after one team wins 6 rounds total, fixing an issue where custom games previously ended at round 7.
Addressed a crash caused by earning multiple Medals in a match.
Addressed a UI error caused by losing Internet connection in split screen.
We’ve also made the following additional update specific to PC:
Fixed a crash occurring during initial boot of the game for some users.
Fixed a crash when disconnecting from a Blackout match.
Fixed a crash occurring when managing multiple windows simultaneously in Blackout.
Fixed a crash when browsing unlockable Items.
Fixed crashes occurring when changing texture quality.
Fixed a performance issue when changing Clan tags.
Addressed an issue that caused Hellhounds to exhibit some very… un-doglike behavior in Zombies.
“Object View Distance” setting now properly renders objects further on “High” than on “Low” in Blackout.
In addition to the topics listed in our previous updates over the past week, we’re currently tracking the following recent topics:
Zombies Easter Egg Quests
We’re aware of some instability issues currently affecting the Easter Egg quests, and will address these in a major update coming soon. Thanks for your patience.
We’ve seen some reports of audio volumes in Multiplayer not sounding quite as expected, particularly with footsteps. We’ve passed these onto the appropriate teams for evaluation. In the meantime, please be sure to try out the different custom presets in our Audio settings under Options to find a mix that works best for you.
PC Hellion Salvo Crash
PC players will currently crash when equipping the “Hunt” weapon camo and Fast Lock attachment on the Hellion Salvo launcher. We’re fixing this in an upcoming update – in the meantime, please avoid using this camo/Attachment combination on the Hellion Salvo to prevent crashing.
Teammate Names Disappearing
Some players are reportedly seeing their teammates’ player names disappearing temporarily during MP matches, making it difficult to tell friend from foe. We’re investigating this as well.
Xbox One Deluxe Edition Items
We’re aware some users are still having trouble accessing their Shadowman and Classified content consistently on Xbox One, even after manually downloading the items. We’re continuing to investigate to see what can be done on our end to solve this.
Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII Review | Gaming Instincts
10.16.2018 17:00:17 Luke Kenney: The long-anticipated release of Call of Duty: Black Ops IIII has finally arrived and we have gotten our hands on it to bring you our final verdict. Is it safe to say the FPS Multiplayer beast has been re-awakened?
TKC servers are well run and every attempt is made to ensure a fun gaming environment. No racist or rude behavior is tolerated on any of our servers. TKC tries to have round the clock administration for it's servers but obviously sometimes a server will have no admin playing so if you witness any abuse for any game please attempt to report the offending players nickname, and if possible GUID here: "Server Vistors Complaint". Just give as many details as you can remember such as what the player was doing/saying. In addition cheating is not tolerated on our servers. We are protected by any of a number of different cheat tools at any given time including; VAC, steambans.com, pbbans.com, ggc-stream.com, metabans, pbscreens.com and punkbuster, depending on the game. If caught cheating your information will be submitted to the appropriate cheat tracker and you will be added to their database which will ban your Steam ID, PB GUID or EA GUID depending on the game and website.
When available we also offer ways for players, in-game, to contact admins to report bad behavior. These come in the form of game server plugins. Players will, if the server has the option available, have the option to report a player using, @report [player] [reason] or @admin [reason] to call an admin to the server. If an admin doesn't respond in a timely manner, please use the @report option so we can follow up on it later or use "Server Vistors Complaint" as mentioned above. If an admin is not available, we also try to give the players the opportunity to use @votekick [player] or @voteban [player] [reason]. This allows the guests to our server the ability to kick or temporarily ban a player who is breaking rules.
Profanity - Many of the games we play have very bad language, some don't, that should make a difference in how we enforce our rules. For that reason we are going to implement a new rule, which will seem strange at first, but there is reason behind it. Bad language will only be tolerated on Teamspeak channels for games where there is bad language in the game. In other words, since there is bad language in Bad Company 2, bad language will be acceptable in the Bad Company 2 Teamspeak channel and on the Bad Company 2 servers. On our Half-Life 2 DM Teamspeak channel and game server, bad language will not be allowed. Future games will also be handled in this manner. The reason, we do not want to exclude members with different beliefs. If I buy a game and one of the selling points for me was the fact that it did not have bad language, that should be respected. I do not want a father or grandfather having to explain bad language to their children or grandchildren because they heard profanity on a TKC Teamspeak channel they thought was free of such things.
How to deal with with Mic/Text spammers - No one wants to listen to a lot of unrelated chatter either on the game server, or Teamspeak. No one wants to see a lot of text spamming either. It's distracting to some, and in the case of Bad Company 2, causes lag problems when the text log gets too long. If someone is talking or typing too much, respectfully ask them to stop. If they continue, you may have to mute or kick them, and if they continue after that, a ban might be in order. When on Teamspeak, a certain amount of "visiting" is fine, but the gamers who want to communicate tactical information to others playing shouldn't have to constantly interrupt talk about the latest CPU, or talk of what's going on at school. If someone is talking too much and you don't feel like you want to address it, PM a clan leader and we can handle the situation.
Team Switching - In some games this is a big no-no and if you are admin for one of those games, ask the player to go back, if they don't and you have the ability, move them back manually. If you continue to have problems, kick/ban them. In other games, like Bad Company 2, team switching usually isn't as big a deal. Sometimes friends or clan members might want to play together, in that case, try to facilitate them and swap some people around. This will show you to be respectful of community and they will probably be very appreciative of your efforts. If there is a mass exodus of people from a bad team to a good team, you can mention in-game that people need to stop. If someone is ignoring you and continues to unbalance the teams, just kick them off the server. For a game like Half-Life 2, teams change after each round, so trying to put clan members together is just a waste of time, that is why team switching is considered bad.
Hacking/Cheating - This is the most overused excuse for kicking someone off of a server. Players are unjustly booted off servers all the time simply because they were too good. That is not fair. Do not base a decision on cheating on a single round, if it isn't really ridiculous score-wise, sometimes people just have great rounds. But if they continue to have an unbelievable K/D ratio, then you might need to ban them. Sometimes it might be necessary to ban someone just because they are killing the server. For me, this is the thing I hate to do the most. That person might be doing nothing wrong, other than being really good at a game. Try to put yourself in their shoes and only ban guys who are really obvious. I don't want to see anyone being banned for an aimbot because they went 29-0. I and many others have had a better score than that, it DOES happen. You have to consider how the person is playing the game. Are they playing as recon? Are they in the heli with a really good pilot? Sometimes, if you are unsure, it might be best to ask the opinion of a clan leader. Remember, visitors to our servers have the ability and a forum to complain about unjust behavior from our server admins. If someone complains about you, you want to know that you did everything by the book.
Soldier Names/Nicknames - We will not allow names that are offensive to anyone. I think we can all use our best judgement here, but if you are unsure, ask another admin what they think of the name and come to a consensus before taking action. Players using racist names should be perm banned immediately. It does no good talking to someone like that because they're only goal is to cause trouble.
Banter and Trash Talking - Now its okay to joke around, but if several players are going at it constantly on the mic or in chat just nicely ask them to stop. If it continues warn them again that if they don't stop they will be kicked, if for no other reason that mic/text spamming. If they ignore this warning then go ahead and kick them. A certain amount of this is fine as long as it's good natured, however sometimes this can lead to hard feelings so you have to use your best judgement of when something is going too far or things are starting to get out of hand.
Racist/intolerant behavior - This is a subject that we will show no mercy on. If someone is being a racist, and that means they are hating on blacks, whites, browns, yellows, whatever the case may be, they get perm banned. No warnings, no kicks, just ban them. We don't need that kind of intolerant behavior on our servers. I don't care if the person is joking, I don't care what his real intent was, if he's spewing hate speech, he's gone. This also applies to someone who is spewing hate speech against a group of people, like Muslims, Christians, agnostics, atheists whoever. We are a gaming clan. This is our hobby and it's supposed to be fun. Everyone who comes to a TKC server should be respected and able to play the game hassle free. Not everyone believes the same, and if someone can't get over it and comes to our server with an agenda that includes racist or intolerant speech, I expect you guys to bring the hammer down swiftly.
Metabans - We will use Metabans only for cheaters and will verify each ban using Cheat-O-Meter. This will ensure that we are not forcing our Metabans followers into banning players we have banned for breaking rules other than cheating. If we deem you are cheating and Cheat-O-Meter doesn't really indicate cheating and we can not find information about you or your clan tag, meaning there is no website or previous information on you as a player or clan that we can cross reference, we will ban you on our servers, but not Metabans. Clans must have a website that we can find and access to be considered legit, otherwise we will view your tags as hogwash and your suspect behavior will be deemed as cheating. Again, we will not add a ban that is not supported by Cheat-O-Meter to Metabans.
We want everyone to have the best time possible so do your best to maintain a good gaming atmosphere, then everyone can have a good time.
To join TKC you only have to read our "Code of Conduct" and then apply for membership by filling out an online application. After submitting your application you will become a "member candidate". You will be allowed to wear our tags but only as (tkc), all letters in lowercase. As you progress, as seen by our members, you will be advanced to (Tkc), then (TKc) and then finally (TKC). You will receive emails at each step with detailed instructions on what you need to do. To obtain your full membership and the right to wear the (TKC) tags, you will have to pass a vote by the TKC members. Only those members who have gotten to know you will vote. An 80% yes vote will be required for full admission. Please keep in mind that full membership takes 8 weeks.
For you to be accepted you will need to display good manners, sportsmanship, and the ability to follow our rules. This applies to all game server activitiy and forum participation. If you do not feel you can meet our requirements we respectfully ask that you not apply as we have many who want to join and we can not waste time on gamers who are not serious about membership.
So now you're a member of TKC congrats! It is important for you to note that membership in TKC is not a lifetime privilege. Only the clan founders Big Flem and Squidward have lifetime membership and can not be removed. Clan leaders expect it's members to participate in clan activites when they can, and to be an ACTIVE member in the clan. We consider active members to be members who regularly post on the forums, participate in clan activities when possible, and communicates and develops friendships inside the clan. We do NOT consider a member to be active if they only ever play on our servers and nothing more. The leaders of this clan work hard to organize events and if you can't support these activities, can't check and post on the forums at least once or twice a week, then you are not TKC material and eventually you will be kicked from the clan. If you do not think you can meet these requirements as a member of TKC, then please don't attempt to gain entry into the clan as you will only waste your time, and ours.
Beyond administration positions such as "Clan Leader", "Division Leader", etc, the answer is no. However we do have achievable military style ribbons and medals that can be won for various acts. You may see each members ribbon and medal "Display Case" by going to the "Members" tab and under each members profile clicking the "Awards" icon. Below is each award and how you obtain that award. Note that medals also have an associative ribbon:
Ribbons(Hover over information icon for description)
In the past TKC had too many admins on our servers and things got a little out of hand. We are not looking for any new admins, however if we feel you will make a good addition to that team we will ask you. Being a server admin is not fun and games. It requires you to WORK, and follow server administrator rules which are well defined once you become an admin. Our admins are forced to stop playing whatever game they might be playing, and work to secure and maintain server tranquility reguarly. If you are an admin that does not mean you will get to run willy nilly and ban, kick, and torture at will. Admins who do not follow our rules will be stripped of admin duties and power. In addition there are more requirements of admins such as, reguarly checking our server admins forum. Once you become an admin you will be given access to this forum and you must check and read it quite often. It is a way for admins to help one another by posting their thoughts on what is going on, who to watch closely, etc. Do not ask us constantly to be an admin, that is the surest way I know to never become an admin. Our leaders will identify the best candidates for admin duties if we think it necessary.
No. In order to have an official TKC server it must meet certain standards. In addition, we might not want a server for a particular game, and if you aren't an admin, then you shouldn't have admin authority on any server. Official TKC servers have to be setup as close to identical as possible. This means that the clan leaders must have all access to any of it's servers including the ability to restart that server, gain access via FTP and game panel. It means that the clan leaders can setup the server with it's normal settings and add the usual addons. In short, if you want to have your own server then that is fine, but don't try to name it "Boom Boom Room" or tie it in any way to TKC.
Clan TKC maintains several servers that are open to it's clan members and the public. In addition TKC has other expenses that require money. To pay the bills TKC relies on it's members and visitors to donate. Without these donations, TKC will cease to exist. Please consider donating money when you can. We do our best to use the money wisely, to invest in TKC, to invest in PC gaming.
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