Month: November 2019

command-modern-operationsMatrix Games has announced that Kushan Gaming has recently volunteered to curate the community scenario pack for Command: Modern Operations.

This release will work for both CMO and CMANO. More information available on this page.

You can download the pack from HERE.

For Steam users, a Steam Collection for the entire pack has been set up – Community Scenario Pack (Official).

Kudos to Kushan Gaming for this excellent job!

23 scenarios have been added so far:

  • Operation Eagle Guardian, 2019
  • Operación Gomorra, 2010
  • SandBox Nations #1
  • Plum Blossoms Do Not Fall Lightly, 2025
  • Mediterranean Fury 1 – The Road to Byzantium
  • Mediterranean Fury 2 – Syrian Surprise
  • Mediterranean Fury 5 – Serbia Right!
  • Black Sea, 2019
  • Battles of the 3rd WW, Tattletale, 1991
  • The V-Bombers
  • The Battle of Palmdale, 1956
  • Iwo Jima Goes to Mozambique, 2024
  • Operation Scarlet Lance, 1966
  • The Hustlers
  • Hat Yai Air Raid, 2019
  • The Great Arctic War – Arctic Cod Conflict, 2030
  • The Battle of Chiapas, 2020
  • WW3 D-Day Part 1
  • The Penang Affair, 1955
  • Close down Mukran, 1985
  • South of Crete, 1985
  • For The Honour Of The Republic, 1991
  • Incirlik, 2021

order-of-battle-red-steelIt is the winter of 1942, and the Red Army is about to turn the tide of World War II.

Order of Battle: Red Steel brings you back to the most pivotal chapter of the war. Take command of the forces of the Soviet Union and push back the Wehrmacht, for the Motherland!

It is the second installment of the “Red” trilogy of DLCs which put you in the shoes (or boots) of generals like Zhukov or Konev. The new campaign starts just when Red Star ended, and those who want can play Red Star and Red Steel in sequence, importing their savegames from one campaign to the next and retaining their core army, unlocked commanders and specializations.

Red Steel has 16 new scenarios. Action begins in January 1942 with Soviet attacks at Staritsa, still not far from Moscow. During the harsh Russian Winter, you will need to remain on the offensive as the German army staggers, until the tide begins to turn again in spring 1942.

Then we make a little detour to the Crimean Front, which offers a somewhat different challenge due to its peculiar geographical features.

In summer 1942 the Wehrmacht launches a new grand summer offensive which finally leads to the crucial battle of Stalingrad. This battle plays a major role in Red Steel, and the various developments related to it are featured in several scenarios from autumn 1942 to January 1943.

In the last stage of the campaign, the Germans recover again with another victory at Kharkov. The final scenario gives the player a glimpse of the Kuban air battles, where Luftwaffe and VVS – the Soviet air force – clashed in intense air combat with massive numbers of aircraft involved over the Kuban region in the Caucasus.

Red Steel also adds new unlockable Commanders as well as new Specializations focused on the Lend-Lease aid program, allowing you to get access to American and British planes, tanks and trucks.

Order of Battle: Red Steel is bound for release in Q1 2020. You can take part in the Beta by applying HERE.

World of Warship Players Help Muskogee War Memorial Park Save Historic Submarine

Wargaming has partnered with Muskogee War Memorial Park to raise money to repair the USS Batfish, which experienced extensive damage due to flooding earlier this year. The USS Batfish was integral to naval warfare in WWII, sinking 15 Japanese ships, including three Japanese submarines in just 76 hours, making her the most successful submarine killing sub in history.

The campaign kicks off today with the “Save the Batfish” in-game package. Players will have the opportunity to donate $10 to restore the historic WWII submarine and will receive special rewards for their contributions. Items include eight Dragon Flags and a combat patch similar to the patch worn by the sailors who served on the submarine.

“Working to preserve these ships and their history is part of our mission to ensure future generations can fully understand and remember those who served,” said Ray Hazlip, Regional Publishing Producer at Wargaming. “Our community has shown us how passionate they are about preserving naval history as two years ago they raised approximately $300,000 to restore the USS Texas.

The goal is to help the museum reach $150,000 to cover repairs, which include sandblasting, painting, relocation, a new stabilization platform, and interior floor tiles and gauges which were all damaged by the water. The submarine is an important piece of WWII naval history that the museum wants to protect for future generations.

To those who do not see it, the Batfish represents a weird roadside attraction dedicated to crazy sailors who wanted to honor their lost friends. To the inquisitive mind with an eye for history, a visitor can learn about the value of service, the impact that the United States Submarine Force had on the war in the pacific,” explained Brent Trout, Executive Director of the Muskogee War Memorial Park. “Simply put, our World War II submarine museums are in danger. Some of them are well funded and in the right place, but others are in jeopardy of being scrapped. Protecting the USS Batfish means saving history and protecting the sacrifice of every sailor who called a submarine home.

Donations will be taken through GoFundMe at, as well as in the game. On November 22, players will have the opportunity to learn more about the USS Batfish’s history as Nicholas Moran (The_Chieftain) hosts a Charity Stream at

Further details on the campaign can be found at:

Watch the Save USS Batfish! – A Special Message video HERE.

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strategic-command-world-war-1Strategic Command: World War I is ready to break through your lines.

Mark the day on your calendar, as General Mobilization will begin on the Matrix Games Store, and on Steam beginning December 5th. Be ready to relive the Great War from the opening shots of 1914 to the final offensives, in a massive 20 mile per hex map covering Europe, North Africa, the Middle East and the Atlantic.

Key Features:

  • 3 campaigns (1914 Call to Arms, 1914 Triple Alliance (where Italy joins the Central Powers) and 1917 Fate of Nations)
  • New unit types added including ANZACs, Mountain Corps and Ground Attack Aircraft
  • Automated Entrenching reducing micromanagement to the minimum
  • Armies that have developed their trench warfare skills will be able to move and entrench
  • Enhanced Fog of War clearly shows the limits of your units’ spotting range
  • Germany’s use of Unrestricted Naval Warfare fully overhauled

Get more information about Strategic Command: World War I from its official product page.

silverstone-permafrost-pf240-liquid-coolerBy Krzysztof Hukalowicz @ Guru3D

Today, we are reviewing an AIO cooler from Silverstone: the PERMAFROST PF240. Silverstone is not entirely a newcomer in the AIO segment of the market. In the past, they introduced the Tundra series (120/240 mm), which was available in an RGB version as well. This time around, it’s a fully ARGB LCS, although unfortunately not expandable (similarly to most of the solutions on the market today), unlike the Alphacool Eisbaer 280 Extreme or Swiftech H240 X3 that we reviewed here recently.

Read the Review Here

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

AMD late Monday posted Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.11.3 beta graphics drivers. The drivers add optimization for “Fortnite” in DirectX 12 mode introduced through patch v11.20, which is the only item in the change-log. Besides this, the company has acknowledged just like in the 19.11.2 changelog, that it’s firefighting the issue of intermittent display signal loss when gaming with Radeon RX 5700-series graphics cards.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 19.11.3 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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microsoft-flight-simulator-2020By Tom Phillips, News Editor @ Eurogamer

I have watched last night’s Microsoft Flight Simulator gameplay trailer numerous times today and gosh, what a majestic thing this game looks to be.

So, yes, I could give you the press release spiel: Microsoft has now confirmed a bunch of aeroplane companies it will officially license planes from: Airbus, Boeing, CubCrafters, Daher, Diamond Aircraft Industries, ICON Aircraft, Robin Aircraft and Textron Aviation.

Or you could just watch the trailer a couple more times and marvel at its astonishing recreation of the planet below.

Crank this up to full screen and 4K.

Source: Blue’s News

Company of Heroes 2 is now available for free on Steam for keeps for those who grab their copy of the real-time strategy sequel over the weekend. The game’s DLC is also now on sale, but there’s an additional freebie for those who sign up for their newsletter, as they will get the game’s Victory at Stalingrad for nothing. Here’s word:

There really is no better opportunity for strategy fans to get their hands on this great historical title, engage in its thrilling tactical combat and claim victory over the Eastern Front of World War II. Newcomers to the award-winning World War II RTS series can expect countless hours of single and multiplayer gameplay, where victory on the battlefield relies on the ability to out-think the opponent. Download COH2 for free now and kick off your single player campaign, wielding the might of the Red Army marching for Berlin or dive straight into various intense online multiplayer missions.

msi-vigor-gk50-low-profile-gaming-keyboardBy Peter Donnell @ eTeknix

I’ve reviewed a lot of keyboards over the years, a few of them membrane, but most of them were mechanical. We don’t see many slim models come through the office, and even less so, mechanical and slim together. A lot of our readers are enthusiast gamers, and they tend to favour mechanical keyboards, which are rarely available in a slim format. Now MSI thinks they’ve found the solution, with the slim and mechanical MSI Vigor GK50 Low-Profile gaming keyboard. Using a new custom switch type, it promises MX Blue style clicky switches in a keyboard that stands just 34mm at the thickest part, giving it a pretty slick design.

Read The Review Here

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