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Celebrating the major milestone of more than 3 million Arma 3 copies sold, Bohemia Interactive today published a new video to offer a special first look at the upcoming Jets DLC and to discuss their plans for Arma 3 in 2017 and beyond.

In the video, Creative Director Jay Crowe provides a quick retrospective of Arma 3’s journey so far, and scans the horizon for what is currently in development.

Jay Crowe:

It’s become something of a yearly tradition to share our plans for Arma 3 via a quick retrospective of progress, and a look ahead at the work in front of us. Although 2017’s no exception – it’s once again our pleasure to present our development, with a particular focus on the upcoming Jets DLC – this year is extra special, as we celebrate passing the 3 million milestone for the Arma 3 playerbase.

  • Penciled in for May 2017, the Arma 3 Jets DLC introduces three new fighter jets, a new Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV), a new Showcase scenario, Steam Achievements, and more. The Jets DLC will be accompanied by a free platform update introducing a sensor overhaul to enhance targeting, an improved fixed-wing damage model by extending the number of hitpoints and damage effects, dynamic vehicle loadouts, and various other jet-related improvements. Arma 3 Jets is the first Arma 3 DLC to be developed in partnership with a third-party external development team, BRAVO ZERO ONE Studios (which is led by Make Arma Not War winner Joshua “Saul” Carpenter).
  • To celebrate the 16th anniversary of the Arma series, Bohemia Interactive will release the free Arma 3 Malden DLC on June 22nd 2017. This DLC includes a re-imagination of the classic Malden terrain featured in the very first Arma game. In addition, the studio will release a new (and free) cooperative multiplayer mode, named ‘Combat Patrol’. Here, players need to accomplish various objectives as part of an infantry team, and each playthrough will be different thanks to the mode’s heavily randomized nature.
  • While the exact theme of the Arma 3 “Orange” DLC (working title) (est. Q3 2017) will be announced at a later date, this upcoming new package will explore an interesting and unique perspective on the battlefield. The Arma 3 “Orange” DLC will include new vehicles, new clothing and gear, new decorative objects, a mini-campaign, Showcase and Challenge scenarios, and more. In terms of size, the “Orange DLC” stands somewhere in between the Arma 3 Karts and Arma 3 Helicopters/Marksmen/Jets/Tanks DLC.
  • The Arma 3 Tac-Ops DLC (est. Q4 2017) will deliver a set of ‘tactical operations’. These singleplayer scenarios will focus upon challenging, replayable, and authentic military gameplay – making the best use of Arma 3′s sandbox terrain, vehicles, and weapons.
  • The Arma 3 Tanks DLC (est. Q1 2018) will build on the experience of armored combat in Arma 3 by delivering three new armored vehicles, new playable content, and more. The package will be accompanied by a free platform update, which will implement new features and improvements related to tracked and armored vehicles.

While the official release of the Arma 3 Jets DLC is scheduled for May 2017, Bohemia Interactive intends to make its contents available for public testing on Arma 3’s Dev-Branch in the next few weeks. To gain pre-release access, players should pre-order the Arma 3 Jets DLC on the Bohemia Store with a 10% pre-order discount (original price: € 9.99 / $ 11.99 / £ 8.99).

Alternatively, those who are already certain they want to enlist for all planned upcoming DLC can purchase the Arma 3 DLC Bundle 2 on the Bohemia Store or Steam (€ 22.99 / $ 24.99 / £ 19.99), which saves more than 25% over purchasing the Jets (€ 9.99 / $ 11.99 / £ 8.99), “Orange” (€ 6.99 / $ 7.99 / £ 5.99), Tac-Ops (€ 4.99 / $ 5.99 / £ 4.49), and Tanks DLC (€ 9.99 / $ 11.99 / £ 8.99) separately.

For more information about Arma 3, please visit www.arma3.com.

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sniper-elite-4The first chapter in Deathstorm, a brand new mini-campaign for Sniper Elite 4, is out now on PlayStation 4 (Europe/North America), Xbox One and PC (Steam). As well as that, there’s a whole load of new content now available – keep reading for all the details!

Deathstorm Part 1: Inception is the opening chapter and mission in the three-part campaign, playable from start to finish for 1-2 players. Set after the events of the main game, the first chapter takes players to the colder terrain of northern Italy, and a Nazi naval base recently targeted in a bombing run.

With imposing scaffolding, a German destroyer and myriad Kriegsmarine soldiers to negotiate, Karl Fairburne must help finish what the bombing run started. But his primary mission concerns the secret Manhattan Project: To retrieve a critical, mysterious package codenamed Deathstorm.

The new Sniper Elite 4 content doesn’t end there; The Night Fighter Expansion Pack is also now available to purchase, and includes three new weapons, night-time camo rifle skins for eight weapons and new male and female characters skins. Grab it now via Steam!

Multiplayer fans, meanwhile, can dive in to Elimination, a brand new and free multiplayer game mode!

This two-team mode for up to 12 players is all about trying to whittle down your opponent’s numbers. If you kill an enemy player, they’re forced to sit out on the sidelines. But if their team kills one of your teammates, they tag back in one of their sidelined comrades. In Elimination, all is not lost, even when you’re 1 v 6.

Sniper Elite 4 players can now download their first free multiplayer map too, called Night Woods. As previously pledged by Rebellion, ALL additional multiplayer maps and modes for the game will be FREE.

Rebellion has also released the Sniper Elite 4 – Deathstorm Part 1 DLC Launch Trailer. You can watch it here.

For more game info head to the Sniper Elite 4 website.

strategic-command-ww2-war-in-europeSince we released Strategic Command in November last year, our next goal was to keep improving the game, making it better and better.

The first official update – the “Garand Update” – brought a huge amount of fixes and improvements but, even if important, the update didn’t include a very anticipated feature, Multiplayer.

Today, your patience has been rewarded, as the PBEM system has been integrated into Strategic Command and it is finally available!

But the news is not over, because alongside the PBEM, the version 1.02 updates the game in many aspects!

Here are some highlights:

  • fixed the zoom in and zoom out hotkeys, (+) now zooms in, and (-) now zooms out.
  • fixed an Amphibious Transport PROPERTIES screen display error that showed incorrect research level information.
  • fixed a naval path spotting error for when naval units are moved from point A to point B, previously only point B had additional spotting when the move was completed.
  • fixed a Paratroops crash error when dropping prepared Paratroops on some enemy hexes.
  • fixed a right click Transport unit limit display error for when a limit starts at 0 but increases due to Amphibious Warfare research as it was previously not showing the increased limits.
  • fixed a bug that allowed players to deploy Transports above the allowable limits whenever a transport was loaded and disembarked on the same turn.
  • fixed a supply calculation error with linked HQs that did not calculate the proper supply for adjacent units
  • fixed a predicted supply calculation error that did not properly calculate projected supply beyond friendly territory when calculating from friendly HQs.
  • resolved a crash for the ‘commit_unit_last_unit_move’ error
  • fixed a rare RESOURCE calculation error that had some resources remain at a higher strength than they should be at when cut off.

Check the entire changelog here.

You can download the update from here.

Get more information on the Strategic Command WWII: War in Europe from its official Product Page.

radeon-crimson-relive-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD have released the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.3 Beta drivers. These drivers come with optimization for “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” including support for AMD CrossFire in DirectX 11 mode. To enable CrossFire, however, you need to input “-RenderDevice.AmdCrossfireEnable 1″ as a command-line argument (set launch options in Origin). The drivers also fix a texture flickering issue noticed with the game.

You can download the Radeon Software Crimson ReLive Edition 17.3.3 Beta drivers here.

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escape-from-tarkov-logoBattlestate Games has released some new screenshots for Escape from Tarkov. The main feature of the nearest update is the Scav game mode.

Scavs are Tarkov locals who decided to walk the path of bandits. Essentially, a Scav is a side character which can deliver you an entirely different gameplay experience. Equipment, weapons, place and time of Scav spawning on location are set randomly.

The most important thing about playing as Scav is that if you get killed in the raid, you will not lose anything from your main character’s possessions, and if you survive, you can add whatever you looted to the cache.

In other words, this is an alternative way to find and save items and to take part in combat, but without constant fear of losing everything that was found or brought into the Raid.

Escape from Tarkov is a hardcore story-driven MMO featuring elements of both FPS and RPGs. The events take place in the Russian city of Tarkov, which has been sealed off by roadblocks after having plunged into chaos of warfare between private military companies. Escape from Tarkov’s Hazardous Environment Combat Simulator employs a number of custom system modules to create incredibly immersive gameplay and lets players feel the reality of what is happening in the game.

More info on Escape From Tarkov can be found at the game’s official website.

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rising-storm2-vietnam-logoThe game is a brutal, authentic recreation of the Vietnam War, allowing players to join the fight

Source: Gamers Hell

Iceberg Interactive and Tripwire Interactive have unveiled a new video for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam, illustrating the sequel to 2013′s Rising Storm in the works at Anti-Matter Games and due to be launched for PC later this year. The game invites players to experience intense tactical action with up to 64 players in battles, with each force having their own unique abilities and tactical advantages such as Napalm Strikes, Artillery Barrages, surface-to-air missile strikes, traps, ambushes and more.

Make a difference and heal yourself and your friends in the hellfire of battle with First Aid Kits for Heroes & Generals.

More than 60 different weapons can put an end to your life as a soldier in WW2 MMOFPS Heroes & Generals. However, with the just released ‘Medic!’-update and the new First Aid Kits you can now treat a wounded teammate or heal yourself in battle.

Soldiers who know how to effectively utilize a First Aid Kit on the frontline will provide a major tactical advantage to their teams,” says Jacob Andersen, Game Director at Reto-Moto: “First Aid Kits have been one of the most requested features among the community, and we are happy to finally have them in Heroes & Generals.

With the ‘Medic!’-update all soldiers in Heroes & Generals have the option of equipping either the standard First Aid Kit or the larger Medic Pouch. By doing so, players can now support their friends in combat in addition to “just” shoot at the enemy – they can even, if they so desire, equip their soldiers with multiple Medic Pouches and minimal weaponry to create in effect their own field medic class.

The First Aid Kit and Medic Pouch are available for all factions and for all soldier types in Heroes & Generals today.

Along with the new update Heroes & Generals also offers players a Veteran Year Bundle available in the ingame store for a limited time only.

The full changelog for the Update 1.05 ‘Medic!’ can be found here.

Heroes & Generals is available for free at HeroesAndGenerals.com.

afghanistan-11-boxIn this new Feature video we have a look at one of the core elements of gameplay: Combat.

The enemy will be hiding in caves and attack from the shadows. Locating them will be hard, and then you will have to attack with rapidity and precision. Will you manage to defeat them?

Afghanistan ’11 isn’t your standard wargame: if you want to win it won’t just be about eliminating the enemy on the battlefield, but you will need to conquer the Hearts & Minds of the locals by ensuring safety to villages, isolating and eliminating Taliban leaders, training the Afghan army and building and protecting infrastructure.

Logistics and organization will be extremely important as the Talibans, tribal militias and drug lords will attempt to thwart your efforts with sneaky ambushes and terroristic attacks – the enemy plays hide and seek and could be everywhere and only the most skilled strategist will manage to win the war in Afghanistan and help build a modern nation.

Want to know more? Please visit the product page.

evga-supernova-850-g3-psuBy Aris Mpitziopoulos @ Tom’s Hardware

EVGA refreshed its popular G2 PSU family with the G3 one using Super Flower’s Leadex II platform. The 850 G3 is the second strongest member in this line-up, offering high performance and a depth of just 15cm. The SuperNOVA G3 units are based on a fresh Leadex II platform, and their most obvious upgrade over the G2 series is more compact dimensions. Packing higher capacity into smaller enclosures affects what we refer to as power density. Increasingly, PSU vendors are trying to do battle based on this concept of power density. Not long ago, SilverStone was the only company that really put an effort into shrinking its power supplies. Now the list is a lot longer.

Read The Review Here

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA has released the GeForce 378.92 WHQL Game Ready drivers. These drivers are game-ready for “Mass Effect: Andromeda,” which includes optimization, GeForce Experience optimal settings, and an SLI profile. NVIDIA is recommending SLI configurations as the game engine can take advantage of it. In addition, the drivers are also game-ready for “Rockband VR.”

You can download the new GeForce 378.92 WHQL drivers from GeForce Experience and GeForce.com.

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