Author: Donster

ace-combat-7-skies-unknownIt has been two years already since Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown was released, reaching more than 2.5 million units sold worldwide.

To mark this two-year milestone and celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Ace Combat series with our community of pilots from across the world; a free update will be released tomorrow, January 19th, bringing more skins and emblems to customize their aircraft!

You can check out the new trailer here!

Here is the full list of updates:

  • Skins: X-02S Glowing, F-22A Phoenix, F-4E Mobius, F-15E Garuda, ASF-X Ridgebacks, F-16C Crow, Su-37 Scarface, Typhoon UPEO, F-22A Gryphus & Su-37 UPEO.
  • Emblems: 25th Anniversary Nugget -Mobius 1-, 25th Anniversary Nugget -Yellow 13-, ACE COMBAT 7 2nd Anniversary, Shooter, Spooky, Falco, UNF, UNICS, Arrows (Low-Vis) & Falco.

To find out more about Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown, head over to the games official website or via Steam.

armored-brigade-nation-pack-czechoslovakia-netherlandsMatrix Games and Slitherine Software announce that on February 25th the new Armored Brigade Nation Pack DLC which will include two new factions: Czechoslovakia and the Netherlands will be available.

They will come with more than 200 new units and aircraft, a new map located in the Plzeň Region, Czechoslovakia and a linear campaign inspired by the events of the Prague Spring.

Find out more about the new Armored Brigade Nation Pack DLC HERE.

call-of-duty-black-ops-cold-warSource: Blue’s News

A new update is now live in Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War, adding new content to Season One in the first-person shooter sequel. A post on the Call of Duty Blog has all the details on the new weapons and modes in today’s update along with more on the new 6v6 multiplayer map and a new zombies experience coming to the game on February 4th. This also kicks off the week of free access to the zombies mode they promised earlier this week. Here’s a summary of what’s in the new update:

The following are included in the Season One Update:

  • Sanatorium multiplayer map – Ten squads of four will head up to the Ural Plains to fight over objectives and vehicles on land, sea and air.
  • Express multiplayer map – Returning from Call of Duty: Black Ops II, Express arrives Feb. 4 in Cold War as a 6v6 Multiplayer favorite, known fondly as the hi-tech train station that hosted many a jaw-dropping moment in competitive Call of Duty history.
  • Operator Zeyna joins the fight in Cold War and Warzone, starting on January 21st.
  • New multiplayer modes, including the continuation of the fast-paced 3v3 experience, Face Off. Additional modes include Dropkick (live now), Snipers Only Moshpit and Endurance Mode.
  • In February, the Dark Aether storyline continues with an all-new Zombies map called Firebase Z and new Onslaught maps. Available now is the new Zombies mode entitled Cranked.
  • Zombies Free Access Week is live now through January 21.

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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order-of-battle-allies-defiantOrder of Battle is getting a new trilogy of DLCs that depicts World War 2 from the Allied perspective. Allies Defiant, the first chapter, deals primarily with the British involvement in battles across Europe, the Mediterranean and North Africa from spring 1940 to late 1942.

Allies Defiant will be released on January 28th. We are currently looking for beta testers willing to provide us with feedback and criticism on the new campaign. If you would like to take part in it, please sign up here.

In the first battle the player takes command of British units deployed to Norway, but as the war intensifies on the Western Front in May 1940, the next two scenarios feature defensive battles in Belgium and France.

Afterwards the campaign moves to North Africa, where British forces battle Axis troops in Egypt and Libya. In spring 1941 the player gets to fight the crucial naval battle at Cape Matapan in the Mediterranean Sea, before they are reassigned to participate in the defence of Greece.

The last stage of Allies Defiant focuses again on the desert war, which changed dramatically with the arrival of Rommel’s Afrikakorps. Since the Desert Fox managed to drive the Allies back into Egypt in 1942, the player has to deplete enemy offensive strength before he can finally resume offensive operations themselves. Allowing them to deal Axis forces a decisive defeat at El Alamein.

Find out more about Order of Battle: Allies Defiant via the games webpage.

panzer-corps-2Matrix Games have announced that the third DLC of the Axis Operations series, 1940, is now available.

Axis Operations 1940 covers the pivotal year of 1940, in which you will lead the Wehrmacht in several stunning blitzkrieg offensives against Scandinavia, the Low Countries, Belgium, France, and even an optional “what-if” invasion of England.

Play through the 19 scenarios of the branching campaign and experience new features such as the new training scenarios, or see the return of Axis Operations recurring mechanics like the Commendations system or the Nemesis system. Prepare to meet historical characters like Erwin Rommel and Charles De Gaulle, and take command of plenty new units, including experimental prototypes never seen before in other games.

You can find more information on the DLC’s product page.

We’re releasing a new bundle containing all the Axis Operations DLCs released so far at a nice discount. You can find it here.

Furthermore, Panzer Corps 2 and its DLCs are currently discounted as part of our Holiday Sale. You can find more information on the sale here.

You can watch the Panzer Corps 2: Axis Operations – 1940 in 2 minutes trailer here.

icbmNuclear Winter comes to ICBM for a limited time during the Holiday Season, with the Nuclear Winter Map. The map will be playable for a month and will feature 4 factions, including North Pole and South Pole territories, all of which will be playable for the first time. The rules will otherwise follow the standard game rules.

Play as the Free Land of Rebel Elves and Nuke down the Evil Reign of the Gift Factory, or step into the shoes of the Great Democracy of Ginger Bread. Protect the Emperor’s Hometown, capital city of the Great Empire of Penguins and engage in a thermonuclear war where you can take down places like the “Cinnamon Hills” and “Caramel Applefields”. Take revenge against those Stinky Sweaters and Overpriced Dolls once and for all.

ICBM Leaderboard
Along with this limited-time event, we have released a global leader board that you will be able to find here. Discover your position in the global destruction ladder and keep nuking your opponents to climb your way to the top.

Find out more about ICBM on the games official product page.

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insurgency-sandstormNew map, new guns, new customization items, and more!

Cold Blood introduces ‘Bab’ – a brand new winter map. Bab is set in a snowy mountain village built around an ancient citadel. It’s perfect for snipers with long sightlines and an open layout. Tight alleyways and indoor combat mark the areas between them. Bab is a brand new and unique layout, offering players something really different to get stuck into.

On the gun side, the Marksman class now has two new high caliber semi-automatic battle rifles to play with. The M110 SASS on Security, and for Insurgents, an older Army issue and WWII classic, the M1 Garand. As with everything in Sandstorm, they come with a wide selection of attachments and scopes to let every player customise how they wish.

Also included in this update is a swathe of various other tweaks and additions, including toggleable optic scopes. This also marks the release of a new cosmetic bundle including four Cold Blood-themed DLCs. To celebrate, the game is available at a 50% discount running from now until December 14.

Watch the new trailer HERE.

Visit the official Insurgency: Sandstorm website for more game information.

tom-clancys-the-division-2The Division 2’s fourth Season, End of Watch, is now live and available for all Warlords of New York expansion owners. As soon as your complete the New York campaign and return to Washington D.C., the Season is open before you.

Your Prime Target this season is the once loyal agent twice turned traitor; Faye Lau, who now leads Black Tusk in Bardon Schaeffer’s stead along with her own cell of fellow Rogue SHD agents.

Your first target, Viper, is already available and can be tracked down by completing various missions, control points, and bounties throughout the map. Eliminate Viper and take your first step towards bringing down Faye Lau.

As always when a new manhunt target becomes available, you will be able to earn double XP for the first 15 levels during first 7 days of the manhunt.

What else lies in store for Season 4? Here’s what you can expect:

  • Season 4 – End of Watch is filled with Leagues, Global Events, Manhunt Targets, and more. Tuesday of each week will bring the beginning of a new event as we move through Season 4.
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  • Seasonal Levels – As in Seasons past, 100 levels are available to earn throughout the season. Prior season experience does not count here – as all 100 levels are reset to be earned again. Season XP is earned from all activities and difficulties, so take the Season at your own pace and enjoy!
  • After reaching Season Level 100, every SHD Level increases will also yield a Field Proficiency Cache!
  • Season Pass – The optional Season Pass is available for 1000 Premium Credits ($10 or your regional equivalent) in the in-game store, granting additional cosmetics and opportunities for season gear as you progress. The Season Pass also adds a Daily Project for a hard difficulty Main Mission that grants extra XP to help you get those level rewards!
  • Seasonal Manhunt Targets – A new target unlocks every 3 weeks, alongside a double XP event, providing an opportunity to progress quicker for the first 15 levels gained that week. Take down all four Lieutenants, Viper, Kestrel, Magnus, and Circe, to unlock the Prime Target, Faye Lau. Upon finishing the Manhunt, you’ll earn the new unique Skill variant, the Achilles Pulse.

Watch the official The Division 2 – Warlords of New York – Season Four Overview trailer HERE.

More game information can be found on the official Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 website.

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