battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

The Battlefield website has a new feature on “the single player of Battlefield 1″ though the omitted hyphen probably doesn’t really mean they expect the game to sell only one copy. Their look at the single-player aspect of the upcoming World War I shooter includes this trailer with a cinematic look at its arms and characters. This will include seeing through the eyes of several different characters and encountering historical figures. Here’s a bit:

You’ll also get to know real-life historical figures playing Battlefield 1 single player. A romantic and somewhat controversial character, Lawrence of Arabia is a name many recognize. Right up there with The Red Baron, Lawrence is one of the most iconic World War 1 names and I hope players will find it fascinating to spend time with this character.

Facing off with a technically superior enemy, Lawrence is put in a true underdog situation in Battlefield 1. The Ottoman Empire has a giant armored train called The Canavar – or “beast” in Turkish – equipped with a huge artillery piece that can strike from miles away. The Empire’s devastating artillery engages rebel forces – who are wielding rifles from horseback.

In Battlefield 1, you play an Arab rebel that is depicted as Lawrence’s right hand. This character needs to use her resourceful playstyle to scout out enemy encampments, liberate the equipment needed, and draw the armored train out to a final confrontation. Play it loud, quiet, long-range, close-up, on your horse, or in an appropriate vehicle – it’s up to you.

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homefront-the-revolution-boxSource: Blue’s News

Deep Silver now offers The Voice of Freedom, the first single-player DLC for Homefront: The Revolution, Dambuster’s insurrection-themed first-person shooter. This is a story-driven prologue to the game available separately (the base game is required) or as part of a season pass. Here’s word on the add-on and improvements in the latest patch:

The Voice of Freedom casts the player as Benjamin Walker, legendary figurehead for the rebellion and the KPA’s most wanted man, as he tries to infiltrate Occupied Philadelphia and meet up with Jack Parish’s Resistance Cell. This tense, story-driven prologue will test your stealth and combat skills as you encounter a sinister and hostile faction in the subways of Philadelphia – the ‘90’.

The Voice of Freedom is free to all holders of the Homefront Expansion Pass, and available to purchase separately for $5.99 (regional pricing may vary). It is ready to download now for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC via Steam.

Players returning to Homefront: The Revolution will also find that the recent ‘Performance Patch’ has massively improved the overall experience.

campaign-series-middle-east-1948-1985Many of you who grew up with boardgames might recognize Alan R. Arvold from the many situations he created for Avalon Hill’s PanzerBlitz, Panzer Leader and Arab-Israeli Wars games, as were made present like in Avalon Hill’s AH General, Wargamer, and other magazines. Later, as tabletop boardgames were replaced with computer wargaming, Alan performed the paramount task of preserving all these games in Talonsoft’s Campaign Series game titles.

Alan’s been continuing to preserve some genuine wargaming history in electronic format, now with Campaign Series: Middle East!

Here you are:

Alan R. Arvold’s Ode To Arab Israeli Wars Scenario Pack

afghanistan-11-boxWe have big news today. We are announcing a new game, one which explores a largely untouched setting and with an extremely original approach to wargaming: Afghanistan ’11.

Afghanistan ’11 builds upon the very successful Vietnam ’65 and brings its original formula to the desolate mountains of Afghanistan, where the US armed forces, assisted by the local Afghan National Army, fought for years against an invisible enemy.

Afghanistan ’11 isn’t your standard wargame: if you want to win it won’t just be about eliminating the enemy on the battlefield, but you will need to conquer the Hearts & Minds of the locals by ensuring safety to villages, isolating and eliminating Taliban leaders, training the Afghan army and building and protecting infrastructure.

Logistics and organization will be extremely important as the Talibans, tribal militias and drug lords will attempt to thwart your efforts with sneaky ambushes and terroristic attacks – the enemy plays hide and seek and could be everywhere and only the most skilled strategist will manage to win the war in Afghanistan and help build a modern nation.

Want to know more? Please visit the product page.

The game is about to enter its beta testing phase, and we could use your help. Feel free to apply here.

And let us know what you think and your first impressions are on the forum, here.

Afghanistan ’11 is coming on PC and Steam in Q1 2017!

be-quiet-silent-loop-aio-cpu-coolerBy Peter Donnell @ eTeknix

Be Quiet! is one of the biggest names in the cooling business, offering up multi-award winning air coolers that have long been some of the best performing and quietest coolers on the market. While the company has expanded their ranges over the years to include high-end power supplies and even chassis, they’ve never bothered to follow the trend for water cooling, at least that was true until today.

The new Silent Loop series comes in three sizes, 120mm, 240mm and 280mm, featuring all the usual attention to detail we’ve come to know and love from be quiet! and that gives us a lot of hope that these new coolers will be some (if not the) best coolers in their respective price ranges.

Read The Review Here

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panzer-corps-goldBack when we released the U.S. Corps packs we told you they would be the last DLCs for the Panzer Corps series, but we never said that the path of Panzer Corps had come to an end. Millions of people enjoyed Panzer Corps in the last few years: it’s been a long and epic ride, but it’s not over yet.

We are going to update the game and make a special edition containing every expansion and DLC ever published: Panzer Corps Gold!

For the first time you’ll have the opportunity to buy every single expansion plus the base game in a single product, thus receiving a big discount on the whole package.

To celebrate the Gold edition we are going to add some decisive improvements to the game’s interface; now it’ll be possible to see a combat prediction in the map screen while planning your movement, and your units’ special abilities will be highlighted in the UI! Those are life changers, trust me.

In order to be fair to those who already own the game these improvements will be available to anyone in a free patch.

Would you like to know more, and also take a look at the shining (literally) new box? Please visit the product page for more information.

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gigabyte-xtreme-gaming-xp1200m-psuBy Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

Today we peek at the XP1200M Platinum edition power supply series from GIGABYTE. This unit lagged under the XTREME GAMING series comes Platinum certified (seriously efficient), fairly silent, is modular and can be spotted for just $279 / 259 EUR. Platinum certified means it can offer up to 92 per cent energy efficiency at 50% load which prevents wasted power.

Read The Review Here

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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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Source: TechPowerUp!

AMD has released the latest version of Radeon Software Crimson Edition. Version 16.9.2 (beta). These drivers come with day-one optimization for “Forza Horizon 3,” the latest addition to Microsoft’s smash-hit race sim. The drivers also lack the AMD Gaming app by Raptr, the app that started out at AMD’s equivalent to NVIDIA GeForce Experience. This move shaves the installer size by about 35 MB.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.9.2 Beta drivers here.

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