strategic-command-world-war-1By Bill Gray @ Wargamer

This was a great Thanksgiving weekend for a couple of reasons. The first was not only that the wife and daughter took off for a weekend of Black Friday shopping, but more importantly, I wasn’t with them. The second was that left me an entire three days to put Slitherine/Fury Software’s Strategic Command: World War I, a sequel/do-over of their classic game of the same name. God bless us everyone, I had a blast, and not just from a creeping drumfire barrage.

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battlefield-5By Nathan Birch @ WCCFtech

Next week is going to be a big one for Battlefield V players, as the WWII shooter is set to get finally get custom servers and the new Wake Island map. Of course, Wake Island has been a staple of the series, dating all the way back to the original Battlefield 1942, but the new version is more beautiful and expansive than any version we’ve seen before. Check out an overview trailer HERE.

Ah, but before Wake Island drops, DICE will be launching custom servers, or “Community Games” as they’re calling them. Community Games will let you set your rules and manage who gets to play on your server, although you won’t earn any Tides of War XP while playing.

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newhardware-iconCheck out these latest hardware announcements for today from around the web. Also included are some hardware news bits, and on some days, a few rumors tossed in for good measure. Click on the links below to read the official press release, visit the products web page, or to an independent news source.

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strategic-command-world-war-1The Great War Begins

Strategic Command: World War I is released and it’s time for you to relive the War the should have Ended all Wars.

Choose which bloc you want to lead, The Triple Entente or the Central Powers, and witness firsthand the importance of strategic planning coupled with the need for cooperation between all the nations on your side.

Discover new groundbreaking technologies, employ new tactics on the battlefield and try the hardest as you can to break the enemy’s morale with any action!

Unique World War I gameplay mechanics have been implemented for an ever greater dose of realism and historical accuracy. Develop impenetrable trench systems, block enemy sea routes with naval mines, use early aircraft models to scout the enemy and direct focused artillery fire on them. Or undermine the enemy’s will to resist through diplomacy and political intrigue before striking.

Watch the Strategic Command: World War I Release Trailer HERE.

Grab the game now on the Matrix Games Store, and on SteamStrategic Command: World War I is also part of the “Strategic Command Complete” Bundle.

imperator-romeSource: Blue’s News

A free weekend for Imperator: Rome is currently underway on Steam, offering three days to sample this historical grand strategy game for Windows, Linux, and macOS. If this inspires you to cross the Rubicon to buy the game, it is on sale for 33% off. Here’s word on this chance to carpe diem:

Imperator: Rome is the newest grand strategy title from Paradox Development Studio. Set in the tumultuous centuries from Alexander’s Successor Empires in the East to the foundation of the Roman Empire, Imperator: Rome invites you to relive the pageantry and challenges of empire building in the classical era. Manage your population, keep an eye out for treachery, and keep faith with your gods.

rainbowsix-siege-logoSource: Blue’s News

Operation Shifting Tides is now in full effect in Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, kicking off Season 4 of Year 4 in the tactical shooter. This includes two new operators who are now available to those who own the Year 4 pass, a rework of the Theme Park map, new skins, and more. Here’s an Operation Shifting Tides – Kali & Wamai Trailer and here are the details:

Ubisoft announced that Operation Shifting Tides, the fourth and final season of Year 4 of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege, is now available for PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and Windows PC, including UPLAY+, Ubisoft’s subscription service for Windows PC*. Operation Shifting Tides brings two new Operators, Kali from India and the Kenyan Wamai to the game. The Theme Park map has also been completely reworked to improve playability and aesthetics, alongside many other improvements.

Owners of the Year 4 Pass can play with the new Operators immediately, while the rest of the players will be able to unlock these Operators starting December 10 using Renown or R6 Credits. Additional seasonal new content, including the Theme Park map rework, are available for free to all players.

For more information on Operation Shifting Tides season updates, please visit: http://rainbow6.com/shiftingtides.

call-of-duty-modern-warfareSource: Blue’s News

Season One is now officially underway in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare on all platforms for the military first-person shooter. Activision Games Blog has details on the season, which includes what they are calling the largest free content drop in the history of the Call of Duty series. The new season also brings the game’s first Battle Pass, which is outlined in this blog post. Here’s a Battle Pass Trailer and here’s an overview of the news:

Starting today with Season One, players across all platforms can jump in together to play new multiplayer maps, modes, co-op experiences, in-game events and more. In addition, the new Modern Warfare Battle Pass System gives players more ways to customize their experience by earning new content, including base weapons, weapon blueprints, weapon charms, and other vanity items just by playing the game.

The Season One Battle Pass can be purchased using Call of Duty Points unlocking access to up to 100 tiers of new earnable content. Plus, players who complete the Battle Pass will earn even more Call of Duty Points than the cost they paid for the pass itself, delivering a ton of value. Players can also purchase the Battle Pass Bundle which includes all the same earnable content plus 20 tier skips for instant access to cool new equipment.

tom-clancys-the-division-2Ubisoft has announced that Title Update 6.1 (TU 6.1) for Tom Clancy’s The Division® 2 will be available for all players on December 10. To ring in the holiday season, Title Update 6.1 brings a themed in-game event, Situation: Snowball. Some of Washington D.C.’s most elusive enemies are taking a special pride in celebrating, wearing a bright red Santa Hat and taunting you about it! Taking these enemies down will drop a new, exclusive weapon that shoots… snowballs.

As part of this in-game holiday event, all players logging in the game between December 10 and January 7 will get their own Santa Hat to celebrate the holiday season.

The Silent Night apparel event is also included in TU 6.1, bringing with it a dark winter theme. The Silent Night Apparel Cache features 35 new apparel items to collect All players who log into The Division 2 during the event receives one free key, with Year One Pass holders earning an additional three keys as a bonus, available until the event ends.

Starting with the Silent Night apparel event players will now also have the option to purchase Apparel Event caches with Premium Credits and directly send them as gifts to friends and clan members.

In addition, a beta version of the new Hardcore Mode will be part of Title Update 6.1. In this new mode, death is permanent, making the entire The Division 2 campaign the ultimate challenge for Agents. Since there is no chance to respawn, Division Agents must be tactical and careful to see how far they can get. Play in co-op for a better chance to reach endgame and overcome Washington D.C. threats and enemies.

More game information can be found on the official Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 website.

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amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-2019Source: TechPowerUp!

AMD Monday released the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin. Version 19.12.1 beta adds support for the new Radeon RX 5300M graphics. It also fixes a major issue with Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards stuttering at 1080p with low game settings. A crash-to-desktop noticed on machines with RX 5700-series graphics playing “The Outer Worlds” has also been fixed.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.12.1 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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