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April 11, 2014

Arma 3 Zeus DLC Now Available

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 17:44:24 in category: First-Person Shooter News [ Print ]

Bohemia Interactive has released the free Arma 3 Zeus DLC for Arma 3™. Announced two months ago, Arma 3 Zeus lets people assume the role of Game Master and curate the multiplayer experience of other players.

As a Game Master, you can view the battlefield from bird’s-eye perspective, and create, manipulate or expand a multiplayer scenario in real-time. An easy-to-use editor enables you to spawn units, set objectives, change the weather conditions, start music, and much more. The result is incredibly dynamic online combat - in which players have to rely on their ability to improvise and adapt.

The Arma 3 Zeus DLC has been added automatically to the Steam Library of all owners of Arma 3.

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Wargame: Red Dragon: New Screenshots of the Warships in the Early Access!

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 17:44:13 in category: Strategy and Wargaming News [ Print ]

Just one week prior to the worldwide release, Wargame: Red Dragon, the latest episode in the spectacular RTS series created by Eugen Systems, has added the eagerly-awaited warships to the Beta Early Access version!

Destroyers, frigates, cruisers and many other vessels are arriving to the thunderous noise of their guns and are available in the Early Access for players who have pre-ordered the game.

In addition to extra units, the naval forces in Red Dragon lend a fresh strategic depth to the game, unlocking tactical opportunities for any commanders smart enough to exploit their power to the max, particularly on the designated game maps.

Check out the new screenshots and get more game information at the official Wargame: Red Dragon Website.

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Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation Next Month

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 17:43:55 in category: First-Person Shooter News [ Print ]

Devastation - the second DLC Pack available for Call of Duty®: Ghosts is set to release May 8th on the PlayStation Network and for the PC. Devastation brings four small to medium-sized Multiplayer maps: Ruins, Behemoth, Collision, and Unearthed - a reimagined version of Dome, the fan-favorite map from Call of Duty®: Modern Warfare® 3.

Skilled players that find and complete the unique Field Order in Ruins will have the ability to become one of Hollywood's most formidable action film stars and the galaxy's ultimate hunter, the deadly Predator. As the Predator, players will brandish its dual wrist blades and shoulder-mounted plasma cannon, as well as be able to utilize the creature's keen hunting abilities to track down enemy players.

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Stronghold Crusader 2 Meet the Saladin Video Released

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 17:42:39 in category: Strategy and Wargaming News [ Print ]

Firefly Studios has just released new gameplay footage of the Saladin, one of eight unique AI characters to feature in Stronghold Crusader 2 at launch. The new video includes developer commentary on Saladin’s backstory, choice of units, attacking style and weaknesses.

In a new blog post on the official Crusader 2 website Firefly expand on the video’s content, discussing the Arabic campaign and advances in AI that players can expect from the game:

“A classic character returning from the original Stronghold: Crusader, the Saladin is essentially the good guy in Stronghold Crusader 2. After blasting through the Crusader campaign you will be invited to play as Saladin in his fight to take back the holy lands from Richard the Lionheart and the invading Crusader hordes. Without spoiling anything you can expect to encounter a few familiar faces on your road to confront Richard. Some will be friendly with others out to get you, so keep your guard up and exact revenge when necessary!

Since the team is bringing Saladin back from the first game we don’t want to change too much with regards to his play style. As such when it comes to choice of units and AI behaviour it is largely business as usual, the difference comes when we start attacking Saladin and seeing just how he reacts. Our game’s AI has been built from the ground up with the classic level of Crusader difficulty in mind. Players can therefore expect to encounter a fair amount of resistance when playing against Saladin in skirmish mode, where the AI has free reign to expand its castle and harass the players as it deems fit.”

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More game info can be found on the official Stronghold Crusader 2 Website.

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Ghost Recon Phantoms Launched

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 17:34:30 in category: First-Person Shooter News [ Print ]

Source: Blue's News

Ubisoft announces that Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Phantoms is now available for Windows PCs, offering a free-to-play shooter set in the threat-filled world of the late thriller author. The game is available on the Ghost Recon Phantoms website as well as through Steam, and they say the worldwide launch is being supported by new servers in Asia, Australia, and South America to complement those already covering Europe and North America. Here's a new launch trailer and here's word:

Today, Ubisoft announced that Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Phantoms is now available on Steam and Windows PC. Formerly Ghost Recon Online, Ghost Recon Phantoms launches with a new identity, new features and worldwide distribution.

A brand-new gaming experience built upon community feedback

Ubisoft has built a new identity for Ghost Recon Phantoms that includes a new background story, new user interface as well as new character and weapon designs for all three classes. Three maps have also been updated with a complete lighting and level redesign. Players will also be able to fully customize their weapons and characters with the new ModMaster feature to help them stand out on the battlefield.

In addition, matchmaking has been improved to guarantee a fair gaming experience by taking into account player skills and level of equipment. To start new players off on the right foot, the new user experience has been retooled to offer players access to better weapons, sooner.

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Warlock 2: The Exiled Now Available on Every Shard of Earth

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 16:48:01 in category: Strategy and Wargaming News [ Print ]

Paradox Interactive today announced that wrongly exiled magicians and sorcerers everywhere can begin their quests to retake Ardania in Warlock 2: The Exiled, the turn-based strategy-fantasy wargame from Ino-Co Plus. Available today via digital retailers worldwide, Warlock 2: The Exiled challenges players to conduct wizardly warfare with a selection of magical creatures, devastating spells, and cunning strategy as they face off against their fellow Great Mages. Warlock 2: The Exiled is available on Windows PC for $29.99, with premium editions also available for $39.99 and $49.99.

The premium editions of Warlock 2 include exquisite extras like digital books, soundtracks and content packs for discerning diviners. Players who purchase the Lord Edition or Great Mage Edition will receive a digital copy of Warlock 2: The Great Mage Game, a novel set in the Warlock universe, as well as a digital art book, and the official soundtracks to both Warlock 2 and the original Warlock: Master of the Arcane. The Great Mage Edition will also include seven in-game content packs, which add new Great Mages, spells, and options to players’ quests.

In Warlock 2: The Exiled, diplomacy is not an option — war is the only way to triumph. The land of Ardania is in turmoil and players will take on the role of one of several unique Great Mages to restore order by conquering the land. Wield powerful magic as you command a battlefield filled with malevolent beasts, undead hordes, and other atrocities as you fight your way to unite the shards of a randomly generated shattered realm in either sandbox mode or the new Exiled campaign mode. Cast over 170 customizable spells, hire heroes to command your armies, and bring every last Great Mage to their knees.

For more game information please visit the official Warlock 2: The Exiled Website.

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Review: Bitfenix Shadow Mid-Tower Case

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 16:34:43 in category: General System Component News [ Print ]

By Francesco Daghini @ Ocaholic

Bitfenix found its niche in the market for PC cases and one of their most successful cases certainly was the Prodigy. Today we're having another one of BitFenix' cases for review, which is called Shadow. It is basically a mid-range chassis and it comes with a few decent features as well as a sleek design.

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Review: Zalman ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 External Drive Case

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 16:23:16 in category: Drives & Storage News [ Print ]

Written By: Joe Evans @ Legit Reviews

Zalman is probably most widely known for their cooling products but they also have quite a few other product lines that cover quite a few categories, including storage. In that realm, they have quite a useful little tool with their ZM-VE300 USB 3.0 External Drive Case. As the name implies, it can be used as an enclosure for any 2.5″ drive allowing it to connect to any USB capable computer, but that’s not all. It can host ISO images and mimic or emulate a CD/DVD drive to allow installation of software directly from the ZM-VE300 instead of off a disc which comes in super handy if your device lacks a CD/DVD drive, like recent MacBook Pros, because it works with virtually any operating system.

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Review: Das Keyboard 4 Pro: Cherry MX Flavored Typing

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 16:14:57 in category: Game Controller News [ Print ]

By Paul Lilly @ Hot Hardware

Having experience with previous Das Keyboard models and being big fans of mechanical key switches in general, we knew we had to get our hands on the Das Keyboard 4 for test drive. We opted for the Professional model with Cherry MX Blue key switches (both the Professional and Ultimate versions also come with Cherry MX Brown switches), which carries an MSRP of $169. Here's our initial impression.

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Just Announced Hardware for 11 April 2014

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-11 16:02:19 in category: Hardware News [ Print ]

Check 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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April 9, 2014

Historical Article: The Royce Raid

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-09 17:46:51 in category: Military History [ Print ]

The USAAF fights back in early 1942

By John Dudek @ The Wargamer

The five B-25 Mitchell medium bombers, with bomb bay doors open, came in low and fast over the harbor at Cebu that morning at near wave top height, lining up on the three Japanese transport ships tied up along its pier. A quick toggle of bombs by the plane's bombardiers and all three transports were hit with one of them exploding and capsizing with a massive roar. Two quick attack passes was all it took for the docks and warehouses, plus some other ships to be hit, left burning or in ruin. The unexpected savagery, accuracy and quickness of the surprise bomber raid utterly shocked the confused Japanese. Surprise attacks were something that happened to other people, not the Japanese. How could this be? After all, the Philippines were now a peaceful, Japanese occupied rear area backwater of the war with no enemies left for over a thousand miles in any direction.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order - Nowhere to Run Video

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-09 17:34:15 in category: First-Person Shooter News [ Print ]

Source: Gamer's Hell

Bethesda Softworks today unveiled another video for Wolfenstein: The New Order, an action-adventure shooter in the works at MachineGames, a Swedish studio established in 2009 by the founders of Starbreeze Studios. Taking place in 1960, Wolfenstein: The New Order depicts an alternate timeline - one in which the Nazis won World War II and took over the world and only B.J. Blazkowicz can stand up to them.

Wolfenstein: The New Order will release on Tuesday, May 20th in North America and throughout Europe on Friday, May 23rd, for PC, Xbox 360, PS3, Xbox One and PS4.

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2K and Gearbox Software Announce Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-09 17:28:23 in category: First-Person Shooter News [ Print ]

2K and Gearbox Software announced today that Borderlands®: The Pre-Sequel™, an all-new standalone Borderlands game set in-between the award-winning Borderlands and Borderlands 2, is currently in co-development by Gearbox Software and 2K Australia. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel will be available worldwide in fall 2014 on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, and Windows PC.

“Borderlands is one of 2K’s premiere franchises, and Borderlands 2 is the highest-selling title in the history of our company,” said Christoph Hartmann, president of 2K. “Fans are clamoring for an all-new, triple-A Borderlands experience, and we will deliver just that with Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel.”

Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel launches players to Pandora’s moon to experience wild, gravity-bending gunfights in zero-atmosphere environments using an array of all-new weaponry. For the very first time, fans play on the other side as four new playable characters contributing to the rise of the Hyperion Corporation. Fighting alongside Handsome Jack, players witness his transformation into the megalomaniacal tyrant that fans loved to hate in Borderlands 2.

Get more game information and view a developer overview trailer at the official Borderlands Website.

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Close Combat: Gateway to Caen Teaser Trailer

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-09 16:45:13 in category: Strategy and Wargaming News [ Print ]

The Close Combat series have always been the favorite of many wargamers looking for a tactical simulation. Our upcoming game Close Combat: Gateway to Caen will be no different and will give the player a new set of challenges, featuring the British and German armies during the bloody struggle for Caen.

We know that a lot of you are eagerly waiting for the Close Combat: Gateway to Caen release and wanted to see some actual gameplay footage. So without further ado, we present you the Close Combat: Gateway to Caen Teaser Trailer!

WATCH VIDEO IN HD (Hosted by YouTube - 01:30)

If you want to experience more of the game before release and if you want to help us finish the game, do not hesitate to sign up for the Close Combat beta.

Click here to learn more about Close Combat: Gateway to Caen.

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Hannibal: Terror of Rome Announced

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-09 16:36:50 in category: Strategy and Wargaming News [ Print ]

In this new Alea Jacta Est game – Hannibal: Terror of Rome – Ageod brings back to life the epic clash between two superpowers of the Ancient World: Rome and Carthage. You will be able to join the armies of the best strategists of the Carthaginian empire like Hamilcar Barca or Hannibal and his elephants in order to break the Roman hegemony on the Mediterranean Sea. Alternatively, you will be able to protect Rome and his frontiers and set up plans to repulse the fearsome Punic threat.

Hannibal: Terror of Rome is a true simulation that puts you in the place of the main commanders of the Ancient World. You’re in charge of building, managing, organizing and maneuvering armies, whilst taking into account the economic, military and political situation. The game is built on the renowned AGE engine and offers a comprehensive level of detail and historical accuracy.

Note this is a stand-alone game that does not require the Alea Jacta Est base game to play.

Get more information on Hannibal: Terror of Rome from its official product page.

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Arma 2 Free Retiring From Active Duty

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-09 16:24:20 in category: First-Person Shooter News [ Print ]

Bohemia Interactive, the award-winning independent Czech development studio, announces today the planned discontinuation of Arma 2 Free.

On Tuesday 22nd April 2014, nearly 3 years after its first announcement, Bohemia Interactive will be closing the Arma 2 Free servers and discontinuing its availability, Bohemia Interactive wish to thank the many thousands of gamers for their interest in Arma 2 Free and look forward to new projects in the future.

As a thank you to everyone for their interest and support Bohemia Interactive would like to announce that the complete Arma 2 franchise is available at a 75% discount on the Bohemia Interactive Store from April 8th to May 4th. Buy now to avoid disappointment!

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Enemy Front Limited Edition Announced

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-09 16:15:54 in category: First-Person Shooter News [ Print ]

BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. and CI Games, a fast-growing international publisher and developer of interactive entertainment, have announced a limited edition version of Enemy Front, the new first-person shooter action game set during World War II. Enemy Front Limited Edition will be available for $49.99 on Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation® 3 computer entertainment system, and PC on June 10, 2014 throughout the Americas.

"Our studio has created a World War II game with beautiful visuals, engaging and open-ended levels, and the limited edition adds even more content to a package already brimming with intense action," said Marek Tyminski, CEO of CI Games.

"Enemy Front brings an exciting title to BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. s portfolio," said Chris Gilbert, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for BANDAI NAMCO Games America Inc. "CI Games gives the World War II first-person shooting genre a breath of fresh air with multifaceted gameplay that lets players carry out missions the best way they see fit."

Enemy Front will receive a full limited edition treatment with a robust set of new content, including the full standalone mission "Raid on St. Nazaire," the game soundtrack, new weapons like the M1 Garand and Webley Pistol and exclusive downloadable content. Additionally, Enemy Front Limited Edition will come in special packaging.

For more game information, please visit the official Enemy Front Webpage.

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Combat Mission: Red Thunder Released

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-09 16:03:09 in category: Strategy and Wargaming News [ Print ] is proudly releasing today a major new title in its series of tactical WW2 combat simulations: Combat Mission: Red Thunder! For the first time in ten years, the Combat Mission franchise returns to the Eastern Front. And with a vengeance.

Combat Mission: Red Thunder jumps right into the thick of the hard fought battles during Summer 1944 when Operation Bagration took the Soviet forces from the swamps of Belarus to the gates of Warsaw. Experience the most balanced period of tactical warfare on the Eastern Front, even as the Axis' strategic ability to wage war began to collapse. Play out historical battles and campaigns or create your own customized Quick Battles. All new units, new terrain, and new features make this a must have for all Combat Mission fans.

Combat Mission: Red Thunder is now available for the PC and Mac OS X as a Download, Mail and Download & Mail Delivery, starting at just $55 (plus S&H if applicable).

For more details about the game, a complete overview of the new features, and a bunch of beta screenshots, jump right here to the Combat Mission: Red Thunder game page.

Click here to get your digital or physical copy from now!

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Review: AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-09 15:40:24 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

AMD has released the new AMD Radeon R9 295X2 Graphics Card. Reviews are coming in from around the internet and, as always, we have rounded up a large number of reviews and we've posted the links to them below for your convenience.

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Just Announced Hardware for 9 April 2014

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-09 15:25:57 in category: Hardware News [ Print ]

Check 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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