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0.61 is now Stable.

So what's new!

Map changes, new locations including military ones, updated locations, wolves, new equipment including weapons and backpacks and new player actions.

  • New sound technology (via Arma 3 Eden)
  • Dynamic shadows implemented for renderer
  • Dynamic spawning system for Infected
  • Revamped server browser with updated visuals and functionality
  • Login queue implemented; queue position screen added
  • Network synchronization improvements

So, what should this mean when playing the game! A lot more zombies. Improved graphics (better fps) and rendering including dynamic lighting, so torch light no longer shines through walls and fire produces realistic shadows, reflecting objects shadows onto walls etc.

A ton of map changes, such as military encampments being found all around the world, meaning that you're more likely to find other players dotted around the map and of course wolves that will also attack you...

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Elite Dangerous


Elite Dangerous

Influence the Connected Galaxy

Do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to stand among the ranks of the Elite. Travel through the galaxy between giant starport trading hubs, where you can buy new ships, trade, take on missions and upgrade your spacecraft.

As you play, your own actions, experience and story influence a unique connected gaming experience and evolving narrative. Governments fall, battles are lost and won, and humanity's frontier is reshaped, all by the actions of you and your fellow players.

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GTA V Epic New Expansion 1.29 Patch

New Content

No menus, lobbies, or load times, instead we get open Freemode sessions filled with even more chaos as new games and challenges appear. Events will appear at random and players can race over to take part in the event, or carry on about their Freemode shenanigans as they please.

Hunt the Beast, King of the Castle, Hot Property, Moving Target, Checkpoint Challenge, Kill List and Kill List Competitive. Dead Drop, Penned In, Criminal Damage, Hold the Wheel, Time Trial & Freemode Challenges

Compete in 19 unique Challenges against your Freemode friends and foes.

New Adversary Mode Jobs have been added to GTA Online which unlock at Rank 12.

Hunting Pack

  • You’re part of a team tasked to deliver a priority vehicle rigged to explode if it drops below a minimum speed, while your opponents race, ram and batter to take it down.

Cross the Line

  • Heavily-armed squads face off across a neutral zone – with the goal of having all team members strategically penetrate their opponents territory to claim victory.

Read more here at Rockstar →

Worms Revolution

Worms Revolution

Epic Fail!

Just one of the many funny moments that we have on Fridays (as well as other impromptu evenings). We still play Worms every week regularly, unfortunately most fails don't get recorded like this one but they are still just as funny.

We are waiting on Shiv to put together some more videos of the games that he captured on video, so watch this space...

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ARK: Survival Evolved

Tame, Train, and Ride Dinosaurs in a living ecosystem!

As a man or woman stranded, naked, freezing, and starving on the unforgiving shores of a mysterious island called "ARK", use your skill and cunning to kill or tame and ride the plethora of leviathan dinosaurs and other primeval creatures roaming the land. Hunt, harvest resources, craft items, grow crops, research technologies, and build shelters to withstand the elements and store valuables, all while teaming up with (or preying upon) hundreds of other players to survive, dominate... and escape!

The game is currently in 'Early Access' on Steam with continually new updates in the open-world dinosaur survival game.

FEAR Combat

The One and Only

F.E.A.R. Combat

The game that started it all for us but you can read more on that on our about page. The online multi-player component to the award-winning shooter. A fast paced first-person shooter (free to play) which in it's heyday had thousands of us playing it.

Sadly in December 2012 the FEAR master server was shut down by GameSpy but thanks to a group of loyal FEAR players and supporters who launched their own master server, the game lives on. Visit fear-community.org for more information.

The game is not too difficult to pick up. Some games are rather ridiculous to play if you are new. While you likely will not be very good at first, you can learn rather quickly, since the game dynamics are not difficult to get used to.

For a full list of games that we play, albeit occasionally, visit our other games section

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Cost Changes, New Loot Crates + Changes, Ceiling Lights, Decal Culling, Corpse Flies, Junkpile Variants, Truck Variants, Ragdoll Smoothness, Item Store Changes, Unity Update, Rigidbody Optimisation, Effect Optimisation, World Serialization, Culling Optimisation, Magnum Revolver Animations, World Model Optimisation, Item World Models, Sound Optimisation & New Animal Sounds.

Optimized reverb zones - Optimized sound recycling
Increased Ceiling Light Brightness
Reduced water bucket metal cost
Added purple loot box
Ceiling lights no longer turned off by water
Increased oil barrel yield but decreased oil barrel spawn frequency
Plants grow faster in Planter Boxes - Plants have an increased yield when consistently exposed to water
Plants do not grow very fast in shade but much quicker in sunlight - Plants grow much faster under ceiling lights
Corpse Flies no longer fullbright at night
Wood armor cloth cost removed - Junkpiles spawns have new variants
RPC optimizations - Clientside menu optimizations - Clientside HUD optimizations
Ragdolls move more smoothly
Fixed player movement issues, especially jumping
Removed unused components from animals
Optimized particle effect spawns using prefab pooling - Optimized decal spawns using prefab pooling
Fixed impact particle effects not playing
Reduced client side rigidbody count by 70%
Removed unused complex colliders from the local player
Fixed performance hits from smoke_1 and smoke_2 warnings on explosion effects - Fixed layers on the bunker room placeholder art
Fixed -window-mode exclusive
Optimized all loot prefabs - Optimized some static rock rendering distances
Added new truck variants
Fixed player preview not working in some cases - Fixed code lock lights wrong in some cases
Fixed rocks changing overall tint when moving - Optimized deferred mesh decals
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Insurgency Patch Changelist October 5, 2016

All New Ambush Scenarios

We are releasing a patch for Insurgency today that features all new Ambush scenarios, work in progress penetration-based armor, updated character models with equipment representation, competitive changes, and more.

We’ve changed the game rules as well as many layouts for Ambush, the goal being to revive the mode by making it more fun and competitive. The mode now always has a single extraction point, which changes each round. The added and updated scenarios have been added to the official tactical and competitive playlists. Please give us your feedback on the new layouts via our forums, and let us know what you think.


Latest Events

Please note that our Mumble voice server has now changed I.P.

To join our new server the difficult way, open Mumble and on the top menu, click on "Server", click "Connect", click "Add New" in the "Add Server" box type in the following:

Label: RAW recruits
Address: RB1.cheapmumble.com
Port: 2027
Username: Whatever!

Click "OK"

Or... Even easier, just click on the "Join Mumble" link in the menu on the website or the link in the viewer and it will automatically launch the Mumble and join our server.

From the 20th December 2016 our dedicated server will no longer be up!

Due to over 20% price increases from OVH, coupled with the fact that most of our game servers have had little or no use, we have decided to discontinue renting our dedicated server from tomorrow the 20th December it will cease to be in existence.

The only real impact this will have on us is that our Mumble voice server has now changed it's I.P. Full details of which, have been sent out to all members by e-mail and published on our website.

New Staff Member

We are very pleased to welcome another new Staff member ChompOnThis. Thank you for you support Robin. You can read more about it here.

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Steam Streaming

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To watch the streams

Steam Broadcasting is currently only supported by the following browsers:

Google Chrome (version 39+), Steam Client (beta client), Apple Safari (version 8+ on OSX) & Internet Explorer (version 11 on Windows 8; not supported on other versions of Windows).

It's hard to find the right page on Steam. First go to steamcommunity.com and sign in with your Steam user name and password.

Then tab back to here and visit steamcommunity.com/updates/broadcasting scroll to the bottom to see which of your friends are in games that you can watch.

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    Arma 3

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    ARMA 3

    Experience true combat gameplay in a massive military sandbox. Deploying a wide variety of single- and multiplayer content, over 20 vehicles and 40 weapons, and limitless opportunities for content creation, the PC’s premier military game series is back. Authentic, diverse, open - Arma 3 sends you to war.

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    About Us +

    A bit about our history

    Based on an idea from late 2007, the RAW community began in January 2008 and was started by four of us, all from different countries, playing just one game: F.E.A.R. (First Encounter Assault Recon). We rented a very small 10-slot server with the idea of keeping it free from cheaters and hackers, which we did.

    Far from being a community back then, it did set the international flavour for us and our numbers grew to a dozen members by the end of that year and we also moved on to two 16-slot game servers and TeamSpeak. We became very much a large part of the FEAR community by then, and like Marmite, we were either loved or hated!

    Over the course of the next few years we grew in numbers to about forty members, reaching a peak of around sixty by 2013, from over 25 different countries. This was in part due to us getting a dedicated games server and introducing additional games such as Unreal Tournament 3 and COD 4. The demise in popularity of those games also saw a slow reduction in membership, bringing us down to our present level to around thirty, twelve of which are staff members who pay the running costs of the community.

    These days we can be found playing a number of different games, our most popular being DayZ, Rust, & Ark amongst others. With the release of dedicated server files and modding support for DayZ (still in Alpha) promised by Bohemia Interactive we hope to become more active in that game in the future.

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