Month: February 2020

The update brings a new researchable British heavy cruiser tech tree, together with highly decorated commander Admiral Cunningham, as well as new Ranked Battles Season, new map, and much more!

The powerful Royal Navy upgrades today in World of Warships with the full release of British heavy cruisers, as well as a new historical commander, the highly decorated admiral Andrew Cunningham, whose impressive resolution and military skills were decisive during WWII.

The Royal Navy gets a massive expansion in World of Warships today with the latest update that brings a new researchable tech tree with six heavy cruisers. Update 0.9.1 will also see the introduction of the historical commander Andrew Cunningham, whose impressive resolution and military skills during World War 2 were highly decorated. New World of Warships update will also bring a new Ranked Battle Season, a new map and more.

A new World of Warships video can be viewed HERE.

With the release of Update 0.9.1. six new British heavy cruisers in Tiers V-X will be fully available in World of Warships. The new ships are Hawkins (Tier V), Devonshire (Tier VI), Surrey (Tier VII), Albemarle (Tier VIII), Drake (Tier IX), Goliath (Tier X). Read more about the history of the original ships: British Heavy Cruisers: Ships History. Alongside these ships, a brand new premium cruiser London (Tier VI) will be available to those who finish four Directives.

The new commander Cunningham’s talents are perfect for players that want to increase the speed of their ships or reduce the reload time of the ship’s main battery guns and torpedo launchers. Cunningham also has the ability to increase the number of consumable charges of your ship by one when destroying two enemy ships. This unique British commander can be obtained from the Armory in exchange for Royal Tokens, a new temporary resource, which can be gained from Daily shipments or for completing Daily Missions and the four new Directives.

Admiral Andrew Cunningham enjoyed an illustrious career during World War 2 and was awarded more than twenty decorations. Under his leadership, the Royal Navy managed to save 16,500 men during the Axis’ invasion of Crete in May 1941. World of Warships makes a tribute to Cunningham’s decorated and impressive career.

The new update also brings a new Ranked Battles Season focused on Tier X ships of all types in 7vs7 combat featuring the updated Arms Race mode. For those players looking for a new warzone, Update 0.9.1 deploys a new map – “Northern Waters” – which was designed for Tier VIII–X battles in the Epicenter and Domination modes, including three distinct capture areas.

Further details on the Update 0.9.1 can be found here. Assets for World of Warships can be found in our press room.

Visit the official World of Warships website now for more game info and to sign up for World of Warships for free!

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tom-clancys-the-division-2Ubisoft has announced Tom Clancy’s® The Division 2 Warlords of New York, a narrative-driven expansion for The Division 2, available on March 3rd, 2020 on the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X, PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Windows PC and UPLAY+*, Ubisoft’s subscription service. Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 and its expansion will also launch on the new generation gaming platform, Stadia, later in March.

Watch the Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Warlords of New York: World Premiere Cinematic Trailer HERE.

Current The Division 2 players will be able to purchase the expansion on its own, whilst new players can purchase the Standard Edition, which includes The Division 2 base game and The Division 2 Warlords of New York expansion. The Ultimate Edition, which gives players both the game and the expansion, as well as all of The Division 2’s Year 1 content, classified assignments and unlocked specializations, will also be available. All players must be at Level 30 and have reached World Tier 5 to join The Division 2 Warlords of New York. As such, each edition of the game will come with a Level 30 boost that players can activate if they wish to do so, to immediately jump into the New York expansion. After completing The Division 2 Warlords of New York campaign, Agents can then fast travel freely between Washington DC and New York City to enjoy the entire range of The Division 2’s content.

All players pre-purchasing** the expansion will be granted a free Level 30 boost that they can use at their discretion to jump their character to Level 30 in The Division 2, ahead of the expansion’s release.

A Narrative Expansion to Discover a New Area in New York City
In Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Warlords of New York, Division Agents will go on the ultimate manhunt for Aaron Keener, a former Division Agent who has now gone rogue. Keener, along with his network of Rogue Agents, is now a major threat to the rebirth of civilization. To track down Keener, Agents will roam the untamed living open world of Lower Manhattan, a former Dark Zone recently hit by a devastating hurricane that hit New York City harder than anywhere else in the US. Agents are tasked to explore new zones, each with iconic locations such as Two Bridges, Chinatown, and Wall Street. To get to Keener, players must take down each of his Rogue Agents. Each Rogue Agent has their own unique back story and skill – which you discover once you take them down.

The Ultimate Vision of Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Warlords of New York
After taking the time to hear and gather community feedback, core gameplay enhancements have been implemented across various areas, including build diversity, gear streamlining and even more meaningful loot.

Along with The Division 2 Warlords of New York, Title Update 8 will include an RPG overhaul, allowing players to read and manage their gear inventory more easily. The UI screen will be updated to always show the roll ranges for each stat on a piece of gear or weapon. The overhaul also includes the return of god rolls, improving readability and helping players make better decisions on the gear’s usefulness to their build. Additionally, players will see a more streamlined gear recalibration system, with item and stat usefulness indicators, as well as permanent attribute and stat storage at the recalibration station. This will allow Agents the flexibility to plan the perfect build.

The existing Dark Zones in The Division 2 are also being revitalised, returning to a simpler rogue mechanic. The focus is on rewarding player-to-player interaction, whether it’s fighting against each other, or helping a fellow Agent against a tough Rogue player.

In The Division 2 Warlords of New York, the players’ level cap will increase from Level 30 to Level 40, but it doesn’t stop there. The Division 2 Warlords of New York is also introducing an infinite progression system, the SHD level, and 4 new skills that can be used throughout the game. Owners of the expansion will also get access to new gear and new weapons.

Introducing Seasons, including Leagues and the Return of Global Events
The expansion will also introduce a new post-launch philosophy: Seasons – a 3-month-long themed endgame event with a new main target and his network to track down, introducing them at a regular pace, each with their own stories and unique rewards. The first season begins one week after the release of The Division 2 Warlords of New York. In addition to the Seasonal Manhunt, Seasons will offer new in-game activities.

Leagues are a series of challenges for players with opportunities to unlock rewards based on players’ ability to complete these challenges. Players will also see the return of Global Events, time-limited in-game events during which a global modifier is applied to the entire game and players will be rewarded by completing specific tasks.

During each Season, players will grow their Season level to unlock various rewards by participating in the various seasonal activities or even simply playing the game. Players interested in collecting additional rewards can acquire a Season Pass.

For more information on The Division 2 Warlords of New York, please visit: https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/the-division/the-division-2/expansions/warlords-of-new-york

Available Tomorrow: Tom Clancy’s The Division 2: Episode 3 – Coney Island: The Hunt
Starting tomorrow – Wednesday February 12th – for Year 1 pass holders (February 19th for all players), Episode 3 – Coney Island: The Hunt, the last episode of The Division 2’s free Year 1 post-launch content plan, will be available to play. Episode 3 serves as the prologue to The Division 2 Warlords of New York.

Episode 3 – Coney Island: The Hunt features two main missions, two classified assignments (for Year 1 pass holders), a new specialization, “Firewall, “and new rewards as part of the referral program, as well as new weapons and exotic weapon.

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metro-exodusDeep Silver and 4A Games are thrilled to announce that Sam’s Story, the second major story DLC for Metro Exodus is out now while also confirming that Metro Exodus will return to Steam on February 15th.

Sam’s Story follows former US Marine Sam, a Spartan Ranger who has worked under Colonel Miller since the nuclear war devastated Moscow, and followed Artyom in search of a world outside of the Metro. Sam had long dreamed of returning to his homeland, and perhaps even finding his father alive. The prospect seemed impossible in the darkened tunnels of the Metro, but when the Spartans discovered that Moscow was not the only city left alive after the war, holding out hope didn’t feel so foolish anymore.

Sam, determined to find a way back to the USA, departed from the Aurora to make his way through Vladivostok’s tsunami ravaged harbours, ruined industrial buildings, and crumbling residential districts. However, to complete his journey, Sam will discover that he needs every tactic he has learned so far to survive, as his surroundings prove to be far trickier than expected.

In this expansive ‘sandbox survival’ level, players will experience another gripping story line featuring new characters, weapons and mutant variants, in a huge, non-linear environment that offers hours of gameplay.

Watch the Sam’s Story launch trailer HERE.

Sam’s Story is available to purchase on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PC and Stadia – links are available at https://www.metrothegame.com/buynow. It is included in the Metro Exodus Expansion Pass, which also entitles holders to the acclaimed DLC, The Two Colonels, which was released in August 2019.

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command-live-broken-shield-300The time has come. After decades of undisputed air-superiority by Israel over its hostile neighbours, Syria has been able to effectively threat the Israeli Air Force in its own airspace.

The recent deployment of numerous anti-air systems under Damascus controlled territory is worrying Tel Aviv military authorities, and the possibilities of a pre-emptive operation by the IAF before the S-300 batteries become fully operational is stronger as the hours go by.

Watch the latest Command LIVE Broken Shield 300 – News Report HERE.

Command: MO LIVE – Broken Shield 300 is the eleventh Command LIVE episode and the first to be released built entirely with the new CMO engine. This scenario depicts how the Heyl Ha’Avir (or IAF, Israeli Air Force) would act in case of a military escalation in Syria and its final activation of S-300 missiles batteries to protect Iranian assets.

Grab the game now.

Please, be sure to update Command: Modern Operations to its latest patch. See here.

Command: MO LIVE – Broken Shield 300 is part of the COMMAND LIVE COMPLETE BUNDLE. You can take the whole set of episodes 25% discounted. Or if you prefer, you can find the single LIVE episodes discounted at 35% (except for Broken Shield 300). Hurry up! This is a flash sale and ends tomorrow, February 14th.

Are you eager to see the game in action? On Saturday 15th Kushan Gaming will keep playing BS 300 on our official twitch channel at 6 pm GMT.

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cougar-gemini-t-rgb-glass-wing-pc-caseBy Peter Donnell @ eTeknix

There’s no shortage of amazing PC cases on the market right now, so each brand has to do something to stand out from the crowd. They can focus on price, features, or throw in some unique X-factor. On paper, it looks like Cougar has decided to try all three with the Gemini T. At £129.96 it’s not “cheap” but it’s a competitive price for such a feature-packed PC case. That’s a bit less than an NZXT H510 Elite, Corsair 570X, and Thermaltake View 71 TG.

As for the X-factor, the Gemini T has a strong focus on its unique tempered glass design, as well as their Trelux Dynamic RGB Lighting. That’s technical jargon for curved glass and some funky LED strips on the exterior of the case. We’ll see all those in action shortly though. On top of all that, you get support for an ATX motherboard, vertical GPU mounting, a built-in PSU shroud, cable management, and plentiful fan and radiator support too.

Read the Review Here

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cougar-700k-evo-keyboardBy Krzysztof Hukalowicz @ Guru3D

It has been almost 6 years since Cougar released the 700K Aluminum Gaming keyboard. It received the iF Design Award in 2014. Now, it’s time for the new version with a suffix – Evo – clearly suggesting that it’s an evolution (the full name is Cougar 700K Evo). Again, it has Cherry MX mechanical switches, an aluminum frame, and G-keys (similar to Corsair’s K95 Platinum, which we reviewed recently). The Cougar 700K Evo is a flagship mechanical gaming keyboard aimed at (guess who) … gamers, and primarily MOBA/MMO fans. So what are the main differences compared with the predecessor? The RGB lighting and the wrist rest made of the leatherette material. It’s possible to control the lighting effects via the COUGAR UIX™ System. It lets you set the functions of all the keys, store macros, and create your own backlight effects. The 700K EVO´s internal memory allows to store up to three full configuration profiles. The ergonomic wrist rest is made of plush leatherette that really looks nice and provides comfort even during long gaming sessions.

Read the Review Here

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war-roomWar Room – a real-time strategy game where you manage military units in Afghanistan, is in development. Gear up and watch the latest trailer!

Take on the role of an American military commander and coordinate complex operations in Afghanistan. Try to regain control of the situation and stabilize one of the world’s most tumultuous and dangerous provinces. Watch the latest trailer of War Room and prepare for missions, part of which are based on real events.

Send units to villages occupied by enemy forces. Attack terrorist bases and hideouts. Manage your troops and equipment using a strategic map and follow battles thanks to a view from a military drone. Complete story missions, but also ensure the safety of your bases and popularity of your actions in each sector through side objectives. However, be careful not to get distracted. Achieve your military goals with special consideration for the humanitarian side of the conflict.

Watch the latest War Room Announcement Trailer HERE, and get ready for a challenging operation.

War Room is a real-time strategy game in which you manage military units spread across the territory of the Province. Resources at your disposal are limited, and you have to skillfully manage them in order to accomplish each mission. Deploy units to locations where you suspect enemy presence, but think carefully when you decide on their size – assign your forces suitable to the task at hand or you might end up with too few troops ready to fight when you really need them. Take over territory, deploy drones and observe the situation in specific locations in real time. And finally, take control of each of the nine sectors.

Your actions will be evaluated, and good results will be rewarded with additional troops and vehicles, giving you the ability to perform larger and more complex operations.

WAR ROOM MAIN FEATURES:

  • A huge (1000 sq. km) 3D map based on a real map of Afghanistan. Operate within nine sectors, with one command center each. Attack enemy bases and hideouts, push enemies out of civilian settlements, deny them control of any territory.
  • Many hours of exciting gameplay in a single campaign.

Begin in one of the sectors where the main base (MOB) is located. Start as a new commander and take over one of the most challenging combat zones of this War. Search and destroy enemies in the first sector and then continue further, gaining ground until the entire province is under your control.

  • Non-linear events. Your patrols and humanitarian missions will encounter multiple scenarios that will depend on the sector security level and population stance toward your troops. Each action you take will have further consequences. There is no single path to success. Determine which areas you wish to focus on and how to guide your forces to dominance over the enemy.
  • Two play perspectives: satellite (management) and drone (tactical). The game is divided into two layers – tactical and strategic. Use the satellite view to manage your forces and equipment. Deploy drones and observe what is happening in real time.
  • Territory control is the main goal of the game. Conduct military operations from the ground and air, eliminate terrorists, clear IEDs from roads, and support your troops with powerful air assets. Experience missions based on real-life operations and events. Take care of the base’s security and increase the popularity of your actions in the sector through the side missions.
  • Patrolling and ‘Hearts & Minds.’ Ensure safety in the sectors you control and win the trust of the local population. Send your forces on regular patrols to project force, search and destroy enemies, protect the construction of civilian infrastructure, provide protection for local elections, or deliver humanitarian supplies to locals.
  • Wide range of units and military vehicles. Execute your actions with a wide range of resources at your disposal. MRAPs of various types and sizes, specialized mine disposal vehicles, main battle tanks, and a wide selection of air units. All possible choices reflect the available arsenal for the Afghan conflict.
  • Inspired by true events. The provinces and characters in the game are fictional, but most missions and operations in the game are based on real events.

War Room is currently under development. Its release date will be announced shortly. To keep up with all the news and updates from the main base, add the game to your wishlist on Steam.

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panzer-corps-2The new chapter in the wargaming franchise that has sold over one million copies will be available for PC on March 19th – but you can pre-order it right now to get bonus content, a nice discount plus an extra surprise.

Built with Unreal Engine 4 and including more than 500 hyper-detailed 3D models, plus realistic terrains and weather effects, Panzer Corps 2 is the sequel every strategy gamer has been looking for. You will lead the Wehrmacht war machine all the way from the invasion of Poland to the final defense of the Motherland, and you can even turn the tide and win World War 2 by seizing Moscow, conquering the United Kingdom and even land your Panzers in North America to besiege Washington DC.

You can pre-order Panzer Corps 2 Field Marshal Edition on Steam from today for $59.99, at 15% discount on the full release-day price of $69.99. By buying the Field Marshal Edition you’ll receive special bonuses: the full soundtrack, 4 digital wallpapers, extra scenarios and camo skins, and the first two future DLCs, available later this year after the game release. Watch the Panzer Corps 2 Pre-Order Now Trailer HERE.

But that’s not all – there’s one final surprise: by pre-ordering the Field Marshal Edition you will be able to play Panzer Corps 2 before everybody else. From February 18th to 20th, every player who pre-ordered the Marshal Edition will get the chance to download Panzer Corps 2 and play it for 48 hour, until February 20th.

Panzer Corps Gold gets a permanent price reduction

From today, the original Panzer Corps and all its DLCs are combined in the complete edition, Panzer Corps Gold, including all DLCs ever published and its standalone expansions. And with a huge permanent price reduction: until yesterday, this pack would have cost more than $80 – but now, it’s only $29.99. Every strategy gamer can fill the gap in their videogame collection with this unrivaled classic – plus, it’s a good way to tide yourself over during the wait for Panzer Corps 2, coming out just around the corner on March 19th.

Get more information on Panzer Corps 2 from its official product page.

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alphacool-eisbaer-aurora-240-digital-rgb-aio-coolerBy Mike Sanders @ eteknix

Alphacool is one of the biggest and best-known names in system cooling and with good reason. Being well-reputed for their AIO cooling solutions and custom loop systems, they’re one of the most obvious choices if you’re planning to go down that road with your system. They are, without a doubt, one of the biggest market leaders!

With the launch of the brand new Eisbaer Aurora, however, this is certainly one of their most interesting designs I think I’ve ever encountered. That’s interesting in a good way, just in case you couldn’t tell.

Read The Review Here

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