historical-article-mush-the-magnificent-logoBy John Dudek @ The Wargamer

Dudley Walker “Mush” Morton was a dynamic, utterly fearless, yet personable submarine skipper and a natural born leader of fighting men. The nickname of “Mush” was short for “Mush-mouth”, a name he picked up in college because of his decided southern drawl way of talk. Described as a “happy warrior” who exuded happiness, good humor and joy whenever entering into combat. His infectious, positive “can-do” outlook was electric and never failed to fire up his crew. Although prone to take great chances while playing against long odds, he continued winning big against the Japanese and single headedly raised the morale with the entire US Submarine Force with the tales of USS WAHOO’s mostly successful five war patrols over ten months.

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homefront-the-revolution-boxBe a part of The Revolution.

Source: IGN

In an effort to increase the diversity in their in-game world of occupied Philadelphia, Deep Silver Dambuster Studios is accepting applications from the public to be scanned and modeled as non-player characters (NPCs).

Those interested can submit photos via the studio’s official website. According to the terms and conditions, one must be at least 18 years old and able to travel to Nottingham in the UK for the 30-minute facial scanning process.

The developer will be contacting applicants throughout the year and reassures people to not become upset if they don’t hear back right away. It’s possible these scans will also be used in the studio’s prospective projects, as a note on the site clearly states they’re “looking for new faces to feature in Homefront: The Revolution and other future video games.”

Homefront: The Revolution is a follow-up to the 2011 FPS Homefront and is expected to release sometime in 2016. It was recently delayed when development shifted over to Deep Silver Dambuster Studio and given extra time.

total-war-attila-boxThe Celts Culture Pack enables players to embark on new campaigns as the Ebdanians, Caledonians and Picts. Alongside unique new culture and faction traits, units, objectives and a new narrative event-chain, the Celts specialise in swift and deadly warfare. Every unit in the Celtic roster has the Guerrilla Deployment trait, enabling them to deploy almost anywhere on the battlefield – even behind enemy lines.

Unleashing the full horror of the apocalypse, the Blood & Burning add-on brings blood effects, decapitations, limb-lops, disembowelment and more to Total War: Attila. Disease-ridden soldiers can be seen vomiting on the battlefield and decapitations and gore-slicked event pictures feature on the Campaign map. Check out the trailer here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5zy703KFLc

Note: Blood & Burning contains mature-rated content, rated above Total War: Attila‘s original age rating in many territories, check the product information with your retailer for more information.

Both are out today and available for purchase from Steam:

For further details, please visit the official Total War website.

brother-against-brother-box“The only true rule for cavalry is to follow the enemy as long as he retreats”- Stonewall Jackson

Good news for you, American Civil War fans!

As the release date of Brother Against Brother: The Drawing of the Sword approaches, we have a lot to share with you. One of the key features of the game is the incredible attention to detail and realism that was put to recreate the historical battle maps. So from now until release, we will give you the opportunity to let you browse them, discover them, own them and more!

We will start with the 1st Manassas battle map. This huge image has been slightly reduced to allow you to check it out online, but you can also download the fully blown thing alongside a 20 page PDF booklet with the battle history and the full in-game order of battle. Download it here if you want to be blown away!

The map is so rich in detail, you will be able to find all elements from single regiments to railroads, woods, villas. Nothing was left out of it. It took years of primary research for Western Civilization Software to come up with one of the most detailed and historical battle maps every created for any game.

To make thing easy, you will find all this also in the download section of the product page.

Stay tuned! Because we have planned to release a new map every week until the release of the game.

Get more information about the game from its official product page.

pillars-of-eternity-logoHighly Anticipated Fan-Funded RPG Released Today to Fans, Backers, and Gamers Everywhere

Obsidian Entertainment and Paradox Interactive today released Pillars of Eternity, the role-playing game (RPG) that was funded by over 70 thousand backers more than two years ago. Pillars of Eternity, created in the spirit of the classic Infinity Engine titles like Baldur’s Gate and Icewind Dale, and crafted by Obsidian with careful attention to fan and backer feedback, is now available for Windows, Mac, and Linux PC. Fans who backed Pillars of Eternity will receive it today, while new players everywhere can purchase and play it at pillarsofeternity.com.

To celebrate the launch, Obsidian and Paradox have also released a new trailer, welcoming the world to the realm of Eora.

MMORPGs Pillars of Eternity | Donster | |

cougar-200k-gaming-keyboardBy Jake @ PureOC

Today we’re looking at the Cougar 200K gaming keyboard, an affordable board that sports rather smart styling and a couple of interesting features, such as lighting effects and anti-ghosting technology. We often see such features on expensive keyboards, but Cougar looks to be targeting gamers who are on a tight budget yet still want something capable.

Read The Review Here

Gaming Keyboards Hardware | Donster | |

ocz-vector-180-ssdBy Kristian Vättö @ AnandTech

OCZ has been teasing the Vector 180 for quite some time now. The first hint of the drive was unveiled over nine months ago at Computex 2014 where OCZ displayed a Vector SSD with power loss protection, but the concept of ‘full power loss protection for the enterprise segment’ as it existed back then never made it to the market. Instead, OCZ decided to partially use the concept and apply it to its new flagship client drive that is also known as the Vector 180.

Read The Review Here

Hardware Storage | Donster | |
Hardware | Donster | |

vietnam-65-logoBy Richard Talbot @ The Wargamer

As a wise man once said, “And now for something completely different!”. Well perhaps not completely different, but Vietnam ’65 is not just another wargame, this is an attempt to create a game about counter-insurgency warfare (COIN) rather than conventional warfare so it isn’t about lining up your troops to face off against the enemy, it’s more difficult than that – you have to find the buggers first, and then they run away to hit you from a different direction. You’ll find yourself shouting “will you just stand still and die” at the computer on more than one occasion when playing Vietnam ’65 if my experience is anything to go on.

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gary-grigsbys-war-in-the-west-logo“The enemy must be annihilated before he reaches our main battlefield. We must stop him in the water, destroying all his equipment while it is still afloat!” (1944 – Erwin Rommel)

The definitive wargame of the Western Front is updated to version 1.00.21! New contents and features are now fully integrated to give the game a more detailed perspective. For instance Italian reinforcements are now allowed prior to July 43 (in the past they were not allowed until after Italy had surrendered) and with this version it’s more difficult to reach very high interdiction values.

The list is very long, so be sure to check the full changelog here.

The patch can be downloaded here.

But this time the good news is not finished, because alongside the update we are very happy to announce that an expansion of the base game focused on the attempts of the Allies to open a second front in Europe prior to Overlord is now ready to enter the beta phase! And we ask players to help us test it by enlisting for the beta here.

Operation Torch includes 10 diverse scenarios for an extensive coverage of the African and Western European theaters between late 1942 and 1945 including both historical and what-if operations.

Operation Torch includes 10 diverse scenarios for an extensive coverage of the African and Western European theaters between late 1942 and 1945 including both historical and what-if operations.

A lot of astounding news! What are you waiting for?

Get more information about the game from its official product page.