Author: Donster

fields-of-glory-2Field of Glory 2 has been updated to version 1.5.3, with new units coming from the TT Mod officially added!

Some Army Lists have been edited accordingly, to better integrate the new units.

Have a look at the full changelog HERE.

Key changes:

Units:
◦ Our grateful thanks go to Paul Adaway, author of TT Mod, for permission to use units from TT mod in the main game, and Stephen Hales of Little Big Men Studios for permission to use his shield pattern designs in TT Mod units. https://www.littlebigmenstudios.com/
◦ Added Euzonoi from TT Mod: Light Foot, Protected, Javelins, Light Spear, 50% Swordsmen. 33 points.
◦ Added 3 early German warbands, 2 Dacian warbands and 1 later German warband from TT Mod.
◦ Added new eastern-style Armoured Noble Lancers and Noble Lancers from TT Mod.
◦ Added Germanic-style TT Mod textures to existing Armoured Noble Lancers and Noble Lancers.
◦ Greek and Thracian peltasts and Velites become Light Foot, Lightly Protected, Javelins, Light Spear, 50% Swordsmen. Point cost remains 30.
◦ Sub-Roman Foot units increased to 720 men (12 models) and cost to 41 points.

Army Lists:
◦ Greek Peltasts replaced by Euzonoi in Greek and Spartan lists from 280 BC.
◦ Replaced existing warbands with early German Warbands in German Foot Tribes 105 BC – 259 AD list.
◦ Replaced existing warbands with Dacian Warbands in Dacian lists 50 BC – 380 AD.
◦ Replaced existing average warbands with later Germanic Warbands in Germanic Foot Tribes 260-599 AD, Germanic Horse Tribes 260-492 AD, Hunnic (Western) and (Sabir) lists 250-558 AD, Roman lists 379-492 AD, Romano-British 407-599 AD, Kingdom of Soissons 461-486 AD, Visigothic 419-621 AD, Frankish lists 260-499 AD, Gepid 493-567 AD , Lombard lists 493-569 AD, Anglo-Saxon 449-599 AD.
◦ Replaced Armoured Noble Lancers and Noble Lancers with eastern-style version in appropriate lists.
◦ Unit numbers adjusted in Romano-British 407-599 list. Roman allies removed – their existence was highly speculative, and unbalancing in tournament games.
◦ Kingdom of Soissons list changed to use Sub-Roman Foot instead of Limitanei.
◦ Added thureophoroi to Pyrrhic 274-272 list.

icbmSlitherine announces ICBM (Intercontinental Ballistic Missile). A real-time strategy game of nuclear destruction.

Research new technologies, build up your nuclear stockpile and use a combination of ships, planes and missiles to strike at the heart of your opponents’ cities while keeping your population safe from harm.

Watch the ICBM Announcement Trailer HERE.

PREPARE FOR WAR
Take command of one of the continents of the world and prepare yourself for global nuclear conflict. It is your job to ensure the complete and total destruction of your enemies, while you do all in your power to prevent enemy retaliation against your peace-loving citizens. Will you focus on developing new technologies, or mass producing existing ones? It takes a true strategist to research and build a balanced force that can deal with a multitude of enemy tactics.

SINGLE PLAYER AND ONLINE MULTIPLAYER MODE
Fight against an advanced AI in single-player of face up to 6 human opponents in online multiplayer mode. Play in free for all, fixed teams or coop games, all while improving your ELO score as you climb the leaderboard. Form alliances, but remember that betrayal is always an option – like in the Cold War age, there are no reliable allies.

FULL MODDING SUPPORT
Up for something different? ICBM comes with full modding support out of the box. Add or change maps, units, technologies, rules, graphics and much more.

APPLY FOR THE BETA and join the Discord server to support ICBM and to challenge the developer in a nuclear destruction war.

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

ICBM Strategy and Wargaming | Donster | |

microprose-logoSource: Blue’s News

Recently revived publisher Microprose announces two first-person shooter projects coming from developer Drakeling Labs. One is Operation: Harsh Doorstop, a free community project offering a Cold War shooter devoid of micro-transactions, paid downloadable content, or loot box mechanics. This is coming soon to Steam and you can get a look in this Announcement Teaser. The other is Warfare 1944, a World War II shooter that shares a name with a Flash game we featured in 2009. They say game focused on tactical decision-making will debut on Steam on July 7th. Here’s a Warfare 1944 Announcement Teaser and here’s more on both games:

Warfare 1944
Fight on the frontlines of World War 2 in this stylized tactical shooter. Engage in large open environments with a variety of weapons and equipment during the pinnacle of World War 2. Make smart decisions, and lead your team to victory.

Warfare 1944 focuses on tactical gameplay. Bullets are deadly, one shot can kill. Team communication is essential and Warfare 1944 features robust proximity voice communication which allows you to communicate with your fellow soldiers alongside you.

Wield a wide variety of weapons and equipment while you attempt to survive the chaos of war. Rally your friends to your team, and fight in massive battles across vast open landscapes. Keep your wits, and defeat your enemies. Warfare is unforgiving.

Operation: Harsh Doorstop
Operation: Harsh Doorstop is a free community project devoid of micro-transactions, paid downloadable content, or loot box mechanics. Deploy to eastern Afghanistan into a fictionalized conflict between Soviet and NATO forces during the summer of 1991.

Experience large-scale tactical warfare in Operation: Harsh Doorstop. Communicate with your team and emerge victorious in this brutally realistic competitive multiplayer title.

Utilize a wide variety of weapons and equipment to achieve dynamically changing objectives.

Operation: Harsh Doorstop is a love letter to the tactical gaming genre, built by a passionate community of developers and gamers alike… with no price tag. Support the Operation: Harsh Doorstop project and help bring tactical gaming to the masses.

Gaming | Donster | |

insurgency-sandstormOperation: Nightfall free update brings night maps, a new map, new weapons and gear

Insurgency: Sandstorm, the smash hit close quarters FPS from New World Interactive, is getting its biggest and best update ever in Operation: Nightfall. Every map in the game, alongside the brand-new Tideway, now has a night variant. This comes with the addition of new night-themed gear to help you play – night vision goggles, flashlights, infrared gadgets, and more. See it in all its glory in the new trailer. In celebration, the game is also available at 50% off on Steam until June 20th!

Operation: Nightfall brings more than just the dark!

The new night mode is available in official co-op with improved enemy AI responsive to light and using night equipment, as well as the ability to play night maps in PvP on limited-time playlists and on community servers. This update also brings with it five new weapons, also available for free. They include two modern subsonic stealth weapons for the Breacher class, the AS Val for Insurgents and the Honey Badger for Security. Additionally, the Breacher will also have two new more classic weapon choices: the Sterling submachine gun for Insurgents and the Grease Gun for Security. Finally, the Insurgents will see a new integrally suppressed bolt-action pistol: the Welrod. This is alongside new night-themed cosmetics for all players on both sides.

In addition, the first paid cosmetic DLC packs are launching alongside the update. Become the night with the Ghillie pack for the Security forces, or with the dark-themed Nightstalker pack for Insurgents. Both factions also have several weapon skins available, with a dark red digital theme for Insurgents and midnight blues for Security. These four DLC can be purchased at a lower price with the Night Ops set. Get a unique look while also supporting Sandstorm’s continued development!

Insurgency: Sandstorm and the Nightfall update are available now! Insurgency: Sandstorm is available now at 50% off from June 16th through June 20th on Steam.

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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Available for one week only, a special PvP game mode will see players unleash the full force of the widely requested Sturmtiger

The anniversary activities are ramping up as World of Tanks’ 10th birthday nears in August. Act III will introduce a fun time-limited game mode, focused on the rather special and widely requested Sturmpanzer VI Sturmtiger. Additionally, players can take on a new set of anniversary missions, which will reward them with the third act’s unique 3D style.

As late as 2015, developers were considering adding the Sturmtiger to the game, but due to its unique characteristics and features, there wasn’t a truly natural fit for it in the tech tree. Players continued to request it, but unlike in real life, it was never realized. Several years later, there still might not be a place for this German SPG in the tech tree, but that doesn’t mean it can’t be put in the game.

The Sturmtiger is a wonderful piece of military vehicle history, but the real-life vehicle itself is rather unbalanced, which made it very hard to naturally fit in our game all those years ago,” states Dmitriy Trofimov, Game Designer for World of Tanks. “Its armor would be comparable to Tier VII or VIII, but its gun caliber… well, it’s something special. At 38cm, it’s 14cm more than anything else in our game.

For the first time ever, players will be able to get their hands on this urban legend, and the Sturmpanzer VI Sturmtiger is unlike anything they’ll have ever seen before. This Tier X German artillery bucks some of the trends its real-life counterpart is known for: its incredible agility will leave tankers in disbelief. However, the Sturmtiger retains the devastating firepower that’s typical for top-tier vehicles and ramps it up to eleven.

These colossal beasts will battle it out in teams of 10 on 5 different maps: Ensk, Widepark, Tundra, Mines and Airfield. The Crouching Sturmtiger game mode will be available for one week only, running from 17th June through June 24th.

For more information about Act III, click HERE. For more information on World of Tanks, visit the games official website.

MMORPGs World of Tanks | Donster | |

command-live-aegean-in-flamesMatrix Games has announced that Command LIVE – Aegean in Flames is now available. The twelfth LIVE episode in the series depicts the outcomes of war in the Aegean Sea, where tensions between Greece and Turkey escalate to a point of no return.

Command LIVE – Aegean in Flames is the newest LIVE scenario for Command: Modern Operations, depicting a fictional scenario where new tensions between Greece and Turkey escalate to a point of no-return amidst the COVID-19 crisis.

KEY FEATURES

  • Playable as Greece (main side) and Turkey (opponent force)
  • Vast Theater of Operations covering the whole Eastern Mediterranean from Crete to the shores of Lebanon
  • Spec Ops Ground Units for Reckon/Sabotage and Laser Designation (PGM Guidance) missions
  • SAR script for downed pilots
  • Dense IADS network on both sides including Patriot PAC-3 (MIM-104), S-300 PMU-1 (SA-20), Crotale NG, HAWK (MIM-23), Buk M1(SA-17), OSA AKM (SA-8), Tor M1 (SA-15) on the Greek side and recently delivered S-400 (SA-21b), upgraded Rapier B1X, Altigan and HAWK (MIM-23) on the Turkish side

Get more information about Command LIVE: Aegean in Flames from its official product page.

Command LIVE: Aegean in Flames is part of the Command LIVE Bundle. Check it out and get 25% of discount of all the products listed.

Update 0.9.5 brings revamped Dockyard mechanics allowing players to build two German ships at the same time, as well as updates to the Soviet Cruiser branch

World of Warships will see today the release of Update 0.9.5, allowing industrious players to construct two German ships: VI Admiral Graf Spee and VIII Odin, directly within Hamburg Port Dockyard. The new update will also see a number of changes to the Soviet Cruiser branch, as well as bringing two new premium ships: Siegfried and Ägir.

A trailer for Update 0.9.5 can be viewed HERE.

The updated Dockyard mechanic is the main feature of Update 0.9.5, and allows players to construct the VI Admiral Graf Spee in “War Paint” camouflage, as well as obtain the VIII Odin heavily discounted upon completion. This ship’s construction is spread out across 20 shipbuilding phases of which 18 can be finished by completing Directives. The remaining two phases can be settled by spending Doubloons.

The Soviet Cruiser branch will see a number of changes, including the Tier X Moskva becoming a heavy cruiser obtainable by spending the in-game Coal resource. Moskva’s place in the tech tree will be taken by the light cruiser Tier X Alexander Nevsky. The Tier V Kirov becomes a premium ship with the Tier V Kotovsky replacing her as a light cruiser.

The Tier X Moskva will move up from being a light cruiser to a heavy cruiser, and as such, become a special ship, obtainable by spending the in-game Coal resource.

Update 0.9.5 also revamps the Armory interface by improving navigation between menus and combat mission d sections, and adding the possibility to preview ships and camouflages in the Port. The interface has also been updated, including the addition of new challenging “OR” conditions. This allows players to choose their own path in fulfilling mission objectives and getting rewards, for instance being able to select between earning 10,000 Base XP “or” to destroy 10 enemy ships.

Furthermore, from June 24 to July 6, the Twelfth Ranked Sprint will take place. It will be fought in an 8vs8 format, playing Tier VIII ships in Domination mode. Two new Clan Brawls will also be available.

Further details on the Update 0.9.5 can be found HERE.

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

MMORPGs World of Warships | Donster | |

call-of-duty-modern-warfareSource: Blue’s News

These Patch Notes have details on the latest update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone. This adds new weapon mastery challenges, new Warzone events, and a contraband contract system. This also kicks off Season 4 in the military shooter and its free-to-play battle royale counterpart, which was delayed due to Black Lives Matter protests. Season 4 includes a new Battle Pass, Captain Price as a new Operator, a new multiplayer map, new weapons, new vehicle skins, and more. The more includes a 50 player mode for Warzone called Rumble: “Two teams of 50 players parachute and battle it out in various areas around Verdansk. This mode is high action with custom loadouts, vehicles, and quick respawns.” This is now live on all platforms, and Charlie INTEL notes that while the download is huge enough for PC and PS4 ranging from 32.5 to 45 GB, some Xbox One users need to download 84 GB, which Activision is investigating. Here’s how the new Weapon Mastery Challenges work:

Once you’ve unlocked Gold for a weapon, Mastery Challenges become available. There’s 8 Challenges per weapon, each granting their own rewards, with 4 Playercards and 4 Emblems up for grabs. You’ll need to make your way through 2 Kill Challenges, 2 Headshot Challenges, and 4 additional Challenges that must be done in order (Gold, Platinum, Damascus, Obsidian). Completing all challenges for 51 weapons unlocks a badass special Sticker and Playercard!

Massive Update Brings Improvements and Fixes on 16th June - Ahead of the Warlords of New York Season 2 Release on 23rd June

Ubisoft has announced that Title Update 10, a major update for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 will go live from on 16th June, bringing massive improvements and fixes. On 23rd June, Season 2 for Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Warlords of New York will be available, bringing exciting new endgame content to players. Then, soon after the deployment of Season 2, the much anticipated Second Raid will bring back players’ ultimate challenge.

Title Update 10 – Major Improvements and Fixes
In advance of Season 2, core changes and improved balancing will be introduced. These changes were tested on the game’s Public Test Server, which gathered feedback from players, allowing the development team to finetune gameplay and deliver on community requested improvements in key areas including:

Player Power

  • Increased damage for nearly all weapons, including exotics
  • Gear set improvements
  • Brand set improvements

Loot Generosity

  • Increased overall loot quality
  • Improved loot quality scaling with difficulty
  • Improved quality of crafted items
  • Improved vendor stocks

Fixes and balancing

  • Major balancing pass
  • Large amount of bug fixes

The Division 2 Warlords of New York: Season 2
On 23rd June the second season of progressive endgame content will be available. Seasons are part of the Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 Warlords of New York expansion and are a series of 3-month long narrative-driven mini campaigns. In Season 2 – Keener’s Legacy, Division Agents are tasked to take on a new rogue cell and stop them from continuing the plan left by Aaron Keener. Players must own The Division 2 Warlords of New York expansion in order to participate in Seasons.

Much like Season 1, Season 2 will give players the chance to unlock unique rewards, including two new exotics, a skill variant and a gearset. Players with the Warlords of New York expansion can play Season 2 for free and can purchase a Season 2 Pass to earn additional rewards for their progression. The Pass also offers more opportunities to unlock Season specific gear and exclusive vanity items such as a unique Season outfit. Players have until 15th June to complete Season 1 before Season 2 kicks off on 23rd June.

Other in-game activities will continue in Season 2 as well, including:

  • Leagues: A series of challenges for players, with opportunities to unlock rewards based on players’ ability to complete challenges
  • Global Events: Time-limited in-game events during which a global modifier is applied to the entire game and players will be rewarded for completing specific tasks

During each Season, players will grow their Season level to unlock various rewards by participating in seasonal activities and playing the game.

Operation Iron Horse
In the Second Raid players will face a new challenge that teams of eight must work together to overcome. Additionally, exclusive rewards will be available for both Level 30 and Level 40 players as they tackle the most challenging mission in the game thus far. The release date of Second Raid will be revealed in the near future.

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