battlefield-hardline-logoSource: Kotaku

The next Battlefield game will no longer be out this fall—EA announced today that they’ve delayed Hardline to next year.

Developed by Visceral Games, the studio best known for Dead Space, Battlefield: Hardline is centered around police warfare. It was originally scheduled to be out this fall for PC and current- and last-gen consoles (minus Wii U).

This delay comes in the wake of the disastrous Battlefield 4, which ran into all sorts of bugs and technical issues when it was released last fall. Since then, EA has promised better things for the series, with EA boss Andrew Wilson mentioning to Kotaku boss Stephen Totilo the company’s newfound willingness to delay games that they believe need more polish.

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open-gaming-alliance-logoAddresses the rapidly changing market where the PC is just one of many form factors

As the market for digital games grows on a variety of mobile platforms and as the PC is no longer the most dominant gaming form factor, the PC Gaming Alliance, (PCGA), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to driving the worldwide growth gaming, is pleased to announce the name of the organization has been changed to Open Gaming Alliance, or OGA.

The Open Gaming Alliance will continue on the mission set out by the PCGA: to provide a unified voice for the industry and help members provide a superior gaming experience to their customers on a variety of platforms.

Matt Ployhar, OGA president and Intel analyst, says, “Now, more than ever, the gaming industry continues to experience huge inflection points. Most of the current and future members of the OGA will design their products to be increasingly cross platform, and the definition of ‘Personal Computer’ also continues to evolve. The OGA reflects these changes in our charter to ensure that we address emerging and salient markets. OGA strives to keep the gaming ecosystem open, and to be a cradle for innovation for our members and partners.”


Games | Donster | | has revealed new information for the Port location in Armored Warfare.

The vehicles in Armored Warfare are the focus for everyone playing the game, whether you’re a casual fan of armored vehicles or a former driver yourself. However, to make these vehicles believable in the game world, it’s necessary to create a world where it makes sense for these kinds of vehicles to be present.

For us, this means creating locations where it makes sense for a modern conflict, with modern armored vehicles, to take place. Economic centers, production facilities, transportation hubs; these are all places where a modern conflict could focus, and for us, the Port map is a perfect example of this kind of environment.

In this strip of land, sandwiched between a mighty ocean and the burning heat of the desert, two armored divisions will clash, with armored vehicles stalking and hunting each other amongst enormous cranes, shipping containers, office buildings and loading facilities.

All of these objects are modeled on their real-life counterparts. This helps the entire facility feel alive, but it doesn’t stop there. Many things on the map are dynamic: cranes move containers around, and the battle begins with a massive explosion caused by a derailing train, creating even more obstacles that you can use as cover from enemy fire.

Teams will be able to choose from a variety of tactics on their path to victory. The variety in terrain, ranging from paved streets to rolling sands, will force players to adapt to the environment and use strategy in order to destroy the enemy base. These distinct areas allow each role to play to its strengths. Artillery can position themselves strategically, Recon have lots of cover and short stretches of open territory, and Main Battle Tanks will be able to take advantage of the information provided by their teammates to fight with maximum efficacy.

Click here to view screens and get more information about the new Port map.

silverstone-raven-rv05-rotated-pc-caseAuthor: Steve Lynch @ HARDOCP

The SilverStone Raven series of cases long ago broke the mold when it comes to “normal” computer chassis. Its design execution has always been good and the Ravens’ airflow characteristics are excellent. Today SilverStone pushes the new Raven RV05 out there a little bit further in terms of design and function.

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phanteks-enthoo-pro-fulltower-caseBy Steven Kean @ Legit Reviews

Legit Reviews did not take a look at the Phanteks Enthoo Primo Full-Tower case, but the popularity of Phanteks is growing and we decided that now is the perfect time to see what Phanteks has to offer when it comes to PC cases. The Enthoo Primo ($239.99 shipped) was Phanteks first entry into the crowded case market, and it caused quite a splash in the higher end Full-Tower case market. It included nearly everything enthusiasts need in a case with multiple liquid cooling options. Their latest case, the Enthoo Pro is another full tower case, which takes many of the features from the Enthoo Primo at a fraction of the original price.

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rosewill-capstone-1000w-psuBy crmaris @ techPowerUp!

Rosewill built up a solid reputation over the last few years, especially for PSUs, where things are tough because of the strong competition. In this review, we will evaluate the Capstone series’ flagship model. It features 1 kW capacity, a semi-modular design, and a nice price tag. Our expectations are high because the unit is based on a Super Flower platform.

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historical-article-get-yamamoto-logoAllied Code Breakers and their hunt for Admiral Yamamoto

By John Dudek @ The Wargamer

Following the complete Japanese military defeat and evacuation during the bloody seven month long Battle of Guadalcanal in February 1943, Admiral Yamamoto scheduled a morale building inspection tour of a number of the Japanese occupied island bases of the northern Solomon Islands.  He’d be traveling by plane and his itinerary was worked out well in advance.  This was broadcasted to the respective island commands.  US code breakers received and read the information before sending it all the way up the chain of command. US President Roosevelt, upon hearing of the information had but two words to say to his Secretary of the Navy Frank Knox.  “Get Yamamoto!”

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rainbowsix-siege-logoSource: CVG America

A new trailer for Rainbow Six: Siege shows off the game’s tactically destructible environments.

Set for release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in 2015, Siege is described as a co-op multiplayer-focused game in which hostage-taking criminals have the means to transform their environments into strongholds, while Rainbow Six teams lead assaults to breach them.

Ubisoft announced the latest entry in the Rainbow Six series during its E3 2014 stage show in June.

Producer Sebastien Labbe has hinted that the studio may launch a Rainbow Six: Siege beta ahead of the game’s release next year:

“What I can say is that for sure, we’re no different from the other online shooters. We want to be online – we’re providing a strong PVP game, and if we want that we need to create a community. So if we wait until the launch, I expect it will be too late.

Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot explained the difficult decision to transform the long-delayed Rainbow Six: Patriots into Siege in an E3 interview.

Source: Blue’s News

This video demonstrates even Ubisoft’s “chief parkour officer” cannot navigate walls as shown in Assassin’s Creed games, though it does show the way the acrobatics in Assassin’s Creed Unity will be modeled on real-life action. Word is:

“Meet Michael ‘Frosti’ Zernow, Ubisoft’s first Chief Parkour Officer. Starting with Assassin’s Creed Unity, Zernow will serve as an adviser to the franchise, helping the developers ensure the parkour mechanics are as authentic and accurate as possible. In addition to assisting with game accuracy, Zernow and his team of coaches at Tempest Freerunning have helped us design a special parkour course for San Diego Comic Con. Meet Zernow and get your first look at the Assassin’s Creed Experience in the video below.”