Author: Donster

call-of-duty-2018-black-ops-4Source: GamingIntel

There is a recent rumour that Call of Duty 2018 will be named Black Ops 4. The upcoming installment in the COD Series will be developed by Treyarch. The report seems to have surfaced via twitter user @Marcus_Sellars, where he states “COD 2018 is Black Ops 4 and is coming to PS4/Xbox/PC/Switch.”

The full tweet is as follows;

COD 2018 is Black Ops 4 and is coming to PS4/Xbox/PC/Switch. It is set in the modern times and is boots on the ground. The Switch version will support DLC, HD Rumble and motion controls. The Switch version is also being ported by a company which is familar with COD games.

Usually we take rumours with a pinch of salt, however Marcus has been correct on several of his leaks in the past. He’s previously correctly announced that Dark Souls and Labo were coming to the Nintendo Switch.

It appears that one company which are familiar with both previous Nintendo systems and Call of Duty titles, is Beenox. They have had involvement in Treyarch’s latest title, Black Ops 3 and Modern Warfare Remastered. Not long ago they posted a tweet hinting at an upcoming Switch port.

gary-grigsbys-eagle-day-to-bombing-the-reichGary Grigsby’s Eagle Day to Bombing of the Reich has been updated to version v1.03!  This new version brings tons of improvements and changes, making this classic masterpiece better than ever.

We would like to thank everyone involved with this update! Download it from here. Some highlights from the changelog (click here to read the full list of changes).

  • Turn replay feature now fixed to allow both players the ability to review messages and combat results over and over before continuing to the next turn, especially helpful in pbem games.
  • Overhauled Production System User Interface. Added priority buttons and filters for aircraft type. Added “Weapon Database” menu bar to Production screen. Also changed how research works.
  • Added missions, sorties, fatigue and “days since last mission” columns to squadron information screens.
  • Added a sort button for the units to sort by unit ID.
  • Added ability to bring up “Unit Detail” screen by clicking squadron info button twice in “List Air Unit” and “Order of Battle” screens.
  • Added filters for displaying unique aircraft types (fighter, fighter bomber, jets, etc.) on several info screens.
  • Modified aircraft graphics to be more proportionally realistic during Action Phase.
  • Modified over 70 map locations to more geographically accurate locations
  • New map graphics
  • Added Production and PBEM instructional PDF’s
  • Lots of minor bug fixes

Get more game information about Gary Grigsby’s Eagle Day to Bombing of the Reich on its official product page.

europa-universalis-iv-rule-britanniaInnovate and Industrialize in Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia

Great empires look ahead. Keep your traditions in mind, yes, but the past should be a guide, not a fetter. Break from the old faith. Break from centuries of squabbling on the continent. Break from old modes of production. Stride boldly into a future of new science and power guaranteed by our sails, backed by our army. Rule Britannia.

Rule Britannia is a new immersion pack for Europa Universalis IV. Immersion packs are designed to add greater depth and focus to the historical legacy of a particular region and Rule Britannia takes the history of the British Isles as its priority.

Watch the Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia – Announcement Trailer HERE.

Rule Britannia’s features include:

  • New British Missions: New exclusive Mission Trees for England, Scotland and Ireland,
  • Industrial Revolution: Highly developed provinces may produce coal in the late game, fueling higher productivity and greater wealth.
  • Innovativeness: Earn rewards for being the first nation to unlock new knowledge, including lower power costs.
  • Naval Doctrine: Adopt a general strategy for your fleets, giving you bonuses to ship maintenance, trade power or battle performance.
  • Anglicanism: A new Protestant faith can appear in England with new bonuses and religious choices.
  • Knowledge Sharing: Help your lagging allies or subjects by promoting the spread of institutions in their realms.
  • Trade Steering: Force your defeated enemies’ merchants to fill your coffers.

Rule Britannia’s game improvements are packaged with:

  • New Unit Pack: New army designs for British nations, including regional Irish units and revolting nations like Northumberland or Cornwall, as well as new music.
  • New Music: Our composers have been hard at work writing new songs to quiet the stormy seas of commerce.

You can pre-order Europa Universalis IV: Rule Britannia via Paradoxplaza.com.

strategic-command-ww2-global-conflictAnother title from the classic Strategic Command Series it’s coming and will be released on Matrix this week!

This time, it’s Strategic Command WW2: Global Conflict that’s hitting the shelves!

The Matrix version is the Gold Edition of the original and includes the two DLCs “Assault on Communism” and “Assault on Democracy”! You will be able to wage World War II across the massive expanse of the entire planet. From battles in Europe and North Africa all the way to Asia and the Pacific!

Watch the Strategic Command Classic WWII: Global Conflict – Matrix Trailer  HERE.

From the product page:

“Command the forces of 6 major and 58 different minor nations whose armies and navies include 20 different unique unit types, each with up to 30 different characteristics and stats. Over 200 different in-game events are now depicted as well as over 50 different decision events that guarantee a unique experience each time the game is played”

IMPORTANT!
This is not a new game. We are taking over from Battlefront as the publisher of this game.

If you had the basic version of SCC Global Conflict you will get 40% discount on the Matrix version.
If you had the gold version you will get 60% off.
If you had either of the DLCs (Assault on Communism or Democracy) you will get the game for free – you BF serial will work as a serial for the Matrix version.

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battlefield-2018By GamingIntel

During EA’s recent earnings call, the company announced new features and details on the upcoming Battlefield 2018 game. With BF1 now approaching it’s final DLC, Apocalypse, the EA CEO Andrew Wilson and CFO Blake Jorgensen revealed new details on the Battlefield 2018 Release Date.

In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Blake Jorgensen confirmed that BioWare’s Anthem will be coming in early 2019 instead of fall 2018 due to Battlefield 2018, however he stated that ‘it’s not a delay’. According to the Wall Street Journal EA are planning to release their next Battlefield title in October 2018. This comes as no surprise considering both BF1 and Battlefield 4 were released in October.

Potential Battlefield 2018 Battle Royale Mode?

Andrew Wilson also confirmed that he wants to innovate ideas from PUBG, having been a huge fan of the ‘core gameplay and map design’. This does not definitely confirm that there will be a Battlefield 2018 Battle Royale Mode like PUBG, however we could possibly see something along those lines.

far-cry-5Three New Adventures Will Transport Players Beyond Hope County

Today, Ubisoft announced the content of the Far Cry 5 Season Pass, available as part of the Far Cry 5 Gold Edition or as an add-on purchase on PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One and PC.

Following the launch of Far Cry 5 on March 27th, the season pass will take players on three uncanny adventures with a unique Far Cry twist.

  • Hours of Darkness: Players will travel back in time to Vietnam to battle against Việt Cộng soldiers
  • Dead Living Zombies: Players will face hordes of zombies in multiple b-movie scenarios
  • Lost on Mars: Players will leave Earth behind to go toe-to-claws with Martian arachnids

Additionally, all Far Cry 5 Season Pass owners playing on consoles will receive the single-player content from another critically-acclaimed Far Cry series entry with the Far Cry 3 Classic Edition, which will be available to season pass holders four weeks prior to launching as a standalone purchase in summer 2018 on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Far Cry 3 Classic Edition will let fans and newcomers to the series revisit Rook Island and encounter one of the franchise’s most notorious villains, Vaas, who is brought to life by Michael Mando. As Jason Brody, players must explore the tropical island to find and save his friends, who are being held captive. PC players who purchase the season pass or Far Cry 5 Gold Edition will receive the full version of Far Cry 3.

More details on post-launch support for Far Cry 5, including an overview of the three adventures as well as the return of the map editor will be shared at a later date.

Set in America, a first for the franchise, Far Cry 5 offers players total freedom to navigate a serene-looking yet deeply twisted world as the new junior deputy of fictional Hope County, Montana. Players will find that their arrival accelerates a years-long silent coup by a fanatical doomsday cult, the Project at Eden’s Gate, igniting a violent takeover of the county. Under siege and cut off from the rest of the world, players will join forces with residents of Hope County and form the Resistance.

Watch the new Far Cry 5 – Story Trailer HERE.

For more information about Far Cry 5, please visit farcry.com

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amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-editionSource: TechPowerUp!

AMD today released its latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin Edition. Version 18.2.1 Beta adds optimization for “Final Fantasy 12: The Zodiac Age.” It also corrects a bug with AMD FreeSync which caused it to switch between minimum and maximum refresh-rate range, causing a stutter. FreeSync compatibility with Samsung CF791 displays, was also improved. It also corrects a game launch issue with “Sid Meier’s Civilization V” on hybrid graphics systems. Radeon Chill compatibility is improved with games that use the Vulkan API (such as “Doom” and “Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.” Texture and artifact glitches were corrected in games such as “NFS: Payback” and “Hyperdimension Neptunia.”

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.2.1 Beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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battlefield-1The second wave of Battlefield 1: Turning Tides is here! Fight alongside the formidable German fleet or test your mettle among the British Royal Marines in dramatic naval clashes. Opposing armadas struggle to gain the upper hand to exhibit supremacy over the high seas.

Battlefield 1: Turning Tides – North Sea is bringing new maps, the fearsome C-Class Airship, and continued improvements to Battlefield 1. We hope you enjoy taking command of the sea, air, and land in the battles that turned the tides of war. Available to Battlefield 1 Premium Pass owners* and owners of Battlefield 1: Turning Tides.

View the official Battlefield 1: Turning Tides – North Sea release trailer HERE.

*Battlefield 1 Premium Pass and Battlefield 1 Revolution owners will be able to access Battlefield 1: Turning Tides with a two-week early access. The Battlefield 1: Turning Tides update is a required download for all Battlefield 1 players to play online. This has several benefits, including that players who don’t yet own the expansion will be able to watch Battlefield 1: Turning Tides matches through Spectator Mode and will be able to experience the new maps via Battlefield 1 Premium Trials or Battlefield 1 Premium Friends when they are active.

battalion-1944Square Enix Collective is delighted to announce that Battalion 1944, the old-school WW2 FPS from Derby based studio Bulkhead Interactive, has entered Early Access on Steam.

The shooter – which is designed to replicate the feel of the best FPS games from the 1990s – albeit with all the extra grunt and gloss of a modern day game – recently enjoyed a successful beta weekend as a sign off before its Early Access debut. Now, however, is when things ramp up.

It’s no exaggeration that Battalion 1944 is the game I’ve always wanted to make,” says Joe Brammer – Studio Lead at Bulkhead Interactive. “We’ve enjoyed success at Bulkhead before, but we’re all gamers who grew up playing the best FPS games, so the idea of making one that stripped things back to the competitive nature of the shooters of old has been a dream come true. “What’s even better is seeing the reaction of the gamers who have been able to play it so far – it seems they’re as excited as we are.”

Bulkhead Interactive previously worked on The Turing Test back in 2016, a celebrated puzzler also published by Square Enix Collective.

For us, Battalion 1944 represents a step into an entirely new genre,” offers Phil Elliott, Director of Indie Publishing at Square Enix Limited. “Square Enix Collective was set up with the intention of releasing indie games from a wide range of studios working on a diverse line up of titles, and Battalion 1944 and its focus on an old school FPS ethic is something we’ve never done before. We’re sure it’s going to be a major asset in our line-up for years to come.

Battalion 1944 will retail on Early Access for £11.99/€14.99/$14.99. Those who backed Battalion 1944 back when it was on Kickstarter will get exclusive skins and multiple cosmetic and vanity focused loot crates.

Battalion 1944 is available on Early Access today.

More game info available at the Battalion 1944  website.