brother-against-brother-box“The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on.” (Ulysses S. Grant, Union General)

Today you have the chance to rewrite the opening battles of the American Civil War with the official release of Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword!

Thanks to years of primary research and unique access to some materials previously unavailable to game-designers, the latest wargame from developer Western Civilization Software offers an incredible level of detail and accuracy: battlefields, units, weapons and orders of battle have been recreated with a rare passion. Only the ones who are able to coordinate the movements of their divisions and maintain cohesion at every level of their army will have the chance to avoid seeing their men retreating from the battlefield!

Rediscover the battle maps and histories of the famous early encounters (1st Manassas, Wilson’s Creek, Mill Springs and Williamsburg) that were the source of inspiration of the 25 scenarios available in the game from the official product page of Brother against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword!!

The game comes updated to Version 1.0.1 (see changes here) and with over 200 PDF pages manual! For Free!

Ascendance, the second massive DLC pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare  is coming to PC on 30th April. The definitive DLC package, with its four new thrilling maps, the formidable OHM, a 2-in-1 directed energy light machine gun/shotgun, the OHM Werewolf custom variant and the all-new Exo Grapple ability and playlist delivering a faster way to reach strategic vantage points or a brutal secondary weapon to take down the competition, exclusively on Ascendance maps.

The exo zombies saga continues in the all-new episode, Infection, as the four Atlas employees, portrayed by the returning celebrity cast of John Malkovich (In the Line of Fire, RED, Burn After Reading), Bill Paxton (Aliens, Titanic, Edge of Tomorrow), Rose McGowan (Planet Terror, Scream) and Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Wolf of Wall Street) fight tooth and nail through undead zombie hordes. Located on the outskirts of an Atlas facility, the new exo zombies episode introduces a slew of never-before-seen undead masses, a robust arsenal of new traps and armaments and everyone’s favourite fast food joint, Burgertown.

Learn more about the Call of Duty: Advance Warfare Ascendance DLC on its official webpage.

historical-article-full-fathom-five-logoBy John Dudek @ The Wargamer

Something a bit different in our regular historical piece slot this week. It is a sad, but inevitable fact, that the number of living veterans from World War 2 is very small. However, our regular columnist, John Dudek, had the privilege of meeting one recently and took the opportunity to chat with him about his experiences in the US submarine service.

Read on…

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Matrix Games has announced the release of the version 1.0.5 patch for the definitive grand strategy game Civil War II. A significant number of changes and improvements are brought to you upgrading the game to make it even more historically accurate: neutral Indians are passive (should stop them from besieging or interfering with USA/CSA units) and leaders of different nations, for the same side, don’t compete in the same chain of command anymore!

Download this update now and improve turn resolution speed by at least 50%!

Be sure to check the entire changelog here.

You can download the patch from here.

Get more information about the game from its product page.

vietnam-65-logoSince its release in March, Vietnam ’65 has gained the favour of an ever expanding fan community, and the developers have been working hard to make the game even better. Many suggestions and requests have been made and discussed, and the results of this fascinating joint venture between players and developers will soon be revealed in the form of a significant update of the game scheduled for the beginning of May!

The new version has many new features and bug fixes, along with several specific popularly requested improvements, like fog of war, names for US bases and units, combat modifiers (including weather, level of supply…) and custom game options.

You can get more information about this major patch by clicking here.

Check the game’s product page here.

worldofwarships-logoJapanese Fleet Making Waves

Take to the high seas with World of Warships Developer Diaries #5: Japanese warships. In the latest installment, viewers can discover the history of the deadly and versatile Japanese warships stalking the oceans during the game’s Closed Beta.

The new dev diaries will check out the Japanese fleet, discovering what this nation’s Tech Tree has to offer and exploring how these vessels stacked up against the might of the U.S. Navy. Viewers can get to grips with Japan’s concept of qualitative superiority—outfitting vessels with as many guns as possible—and the design ethos that made their warships perfect for aggressive naval warfare.

The devs will also be analyzing iconic Japanese vessels such as the Mogami cruiser, which was equipped with lethal Long Lance torpedoes—enough firepower to blow anything out of the water. There’s also the most famous of all Japanese battleships: Yamato. The pride of the Imperial Japanese Navy, Yamato was one of the heaviest and most powerfully armed battleships ever constructed, a true terror lurking in the deep.

All this great intel is capped off with tips and tactics from the developers themselves, ensuring that anyone at the helm of these legendary vessels utilizes them to the fullest.

More game info available via the official World of Warships website.

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gigabyte-geforce-gtx-960-g1-gaming-4gbBy: Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

We review the 4GB model of the Gigabyte G1 Gaming GeForce GTX 960. The GTX 960 is the mainstream product that we figured has a notch too little memory, will this 4GB version resolve your and our concerns? We do know that this card is among the most silent we have ever tested, it also has great looks including a proper back-plate. The G1 Gaming comes factory overclocked, has a WindForce X3 based cooler and is a great overclocker as well. Let’s check it out, shall we?

Read The Review Here

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: techPowerUp!

NVIDIA released its latest “Game Ready” marked and WHQL-signed GeForce drivers, in the run up to a big game release – Grand Theft Auto V (GTA-V), in this case. NVIDIA also took the opportunity to bump its version numbering to R350, with the GeForce 350.12 WHQL numbering these drivers are being released with, today. These drivers come with a boat-load of optimizations for GTA-V, including SLI profiles, Dynamic Super Resolution (DSR) support, and GeForce Experience optimal settings. GTA-V supports NVIDIA-exclusive features such as MFAA, TXAA, percentage-closer soft-shadows (PCSS), 4K surround, and more. The R350 driver series also introduces OpenCL 1.2 support.

NVIDIA’s GeForce Game Ready 350.12 WHQL drivers can be downloaded from GeForce.com or through GeForce Experience.

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call-of-duty-black-ops-3-logoNext game in the blockbuster shooter series from Treyarch Studios launching later this year; full reveal coming April 26

By Eddie Makuch @ GameSpot

Following today’s teaser trailer, Activision has now officially confirmed that this year’s Call of Duty title is in fact Call of Duty: Black Ops III from Treyarch Studios, the team that created the franchise.

Treyarch also created the now-popular Zombies mode, which will likely be featured in Black Ops III.

Although Activision has now confirmed Black Ops III, the publisher isn’t yet ready to share more details. But you won’t have to wait much longer to learn more, as the game’s official reveal is slated for April 26.