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April 17, 2014

Battlefield 4 Naval Strike DLC Rolling Out for All Players

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 14:20:31 in category: First-Person Shooter News [ Print ]

Source: Blue's News

The Battlefield Blog announces that the Naval Strike DLC for Battlefield 4 is now available for all, celebrating with a new "ultra quality" release trailer on this page. Here's word on the pack:

The tropical Lost Islands and the massive Wave Breaker. The vast Nansha Strike, and the breathtaking Operation Mortar. They are all waiting for you… Battlefield 4 Naval Strike is rolling out during the day on all platforms for non-Premium members.

With the 4 new naval-focused maps, the new Hovercraft vehicle, 5 new weapons, and of course the thrilling Carrier Assault mode, naval warfare is taken to the next level in this expansion.

The brand new screenshots in this post will hopefully get you pumped for the water-based mayhem that is Naval Strike. Also, make sure to download the ultra quality Naval Strike release trailer, in glorious 60 FPS/1080p.

If you want to secure access to the future Battlefield 4 expansions with a two-week head start, become a Battlefield 4 Premium member. See you on the Battlefield!

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History Comes Alive in World of Tanks Update 9.0: New Frontiers

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 14:05:09 in category: Action/Action Strategy News [ Print ]

Experience tank warfare like never before with reimagined battle arenas, HD vehicles, and new game mode

Wargaming today announced that Update 9.0: New Frontiers for World of Tanks is now available worldwide.

This addition kicks off the Company’s plans for a massive visual overhaul of World of Tanks throughout 2014, featuring enhanced graphics for all battle arenas, tanks, and in-game objects, high definition models for ten armored vehicles, and an all new Historical Battles game mode.

In New Frontiers, The America M4 Sherman, Soviet T-54, and German Tiger I are among the first ten iconic tanks that appear revamped with high definition models and textures. Some new physics functions, such as turrets being blown off upon the explosion of the ammo rack and realistic suspension behavior in the HD models allow tankers to delve deeper into intense battles.

The new Historical Battles game mode pits enemies against each other in some of World War II’s legendary tank encounters. Tankers will command historically-outfitted vehicles and relive three of history’s iconic battlefields: Operation Spring Awakening, the Battle of Kursk, and the Ardennes Breakthrough.

Get more game info at the official World of Tanks Website.

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Battle Academy Now Available on Steam

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 13:58:48 in category: Strategy and Wargaming News [ Print ]

Slitherine’s Academy opens a new campus!

The approachable yet detailed tactical game Battle Academy has now landed on Steam! This is an action-packed tactical strategy game where you have to take command of a select group of units and lead them through battles on the many different fronts of World War II. As a commander, you will have to employ real world combined-arms tactics in order to secure victory.

We are also pleased to announce that we are giving a free Steam key to anyone who has a copy of the game, wherever they bought it from. All they need to do is register their serial number and they will be able to redeem their code!

In addition to this release, on April 23rd the Battle Academy family on Steam will be expanded with the battle Academy Mega Pack, which includes 6 expansions containing over 100 new units, 75 new scenarios and 6 full campaigns.

Get Battle Academy from the official Steam Product Page.

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Wargame: Red Dragon - Launch Trailer

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 13:18:02 in category: Strategy and Wargaming News [ Print ]

Wargame: Red Dragon, the latest episode in the spectacular RTS series created by Eugen Systems, will be available tomorrow in stores and to download! To celebrate this event, we are pleased to unveil the game’s explosive launch trailer!

Wargame: Red Dragon is even more ambitious than AirLand Battle, and offers a vast array of content that is rich in new features. For the first time ever in Wargame, the ground and airborne forces will be joined by warships! The naval forces in Red Dragon are not merely extra units - they bring an additional strategic depth to the game that will unlock fresh tactical opportunities for any commanders smart enough to exploit their strength, particularly on the designated game maps.

Wargame: Red Dragon retains the basic game mechanics that made the series so successful, but now shifts the theater of war to a more exotic setting: Asia! Over 650 new units (a total of 1,450!) and meticulously detailed and varied battlefields provide an immense strategic depth and a new dynamic campaign system and intense multiplayer modes, where up to 20 players can compete simultaneously, make Wargame Red Dragon a worthy successor to AirLand Battle.

Wargame: Red Dragon will be available tomorrow, so players of AirLand Battle have only one day left to pre-order the game and snap up the special 25% discount offer!

Get more game information at the official Wargame: Red Dragon Website.

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Charlie Brooker to Appear in Sniper Elite 3

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 13:11:51 in category: First-Person Shooter News [ Print ]

Who Shot Charlie Brooker?

British satirist, screenwriter and broadcaster Charlie Brooker is set to appear in Sniper Elite 3 as a character the general public will be able to shoot in a specially created level. Charlie Brooker, a vocal fan of the tactical World War Two shooter series, was invited to visit games developer Rebellion’s studios to see first-hand how the game was created.

After a tour of Rebellion and 2000AD’s Oxford headquarters, and a hands-on session with Sniper Elite 3, the studio’s Creative Director Jason Kingsley proposed a novel ‘thank you’ to the television star for being a long time champion of the title – the chance to have his likeness, movement and voice appear in the game.

Charlie Brooker took Rebellion’s Sniper Elite 3 team up on the offer of appearing in one of his favourite games and put on a full body Lycra suit covered in tiny balls for an intense motion-capture session to act out the movements of several characters.

Rebellion is keeping quiet on Charlie Brooker’s exact role in Sniper Elite 3 for now, but the games creators have promised it will appeal to Charlie’s dark sense of humour, fuelling speculation he won’t just be the good guy.

An unapologetic gamer and a former video games journalist, Charlie Brooker most recently endeared himself to the gaming community with primetime Channel 4 documentary Videogames Changed the World which featured footage from Rebellion’s award-winning Sniper Elite: V2, a game he described in The Guardian as “The Rolls Royce of sniping games”.

As Rebellion founder and creative director Jason Kingsley explains, having such a high profile fan was too good an opportunity to miss:

“You can buy endorsement all you want, but gamers can tell the difference between a genuine fan and a celeb that is happy to get a payday”

“At one stage it seemed like Charlie mentioned Sniper Elite every few weeks in his Guardian columns and we’re incredibly grateful for his support, so this seemed like the perfect way to say ‘thanks’. It was also a great opportunity to reward our team who have worked so hard to get the game ready for its launch in June and we really appreciate Charlie championing a British-made game series. We had a fun time doing his motion capture scenes and in return have promised to give him one of the first copies of the game in June so he can shoot his character with a sniper rifle to his heart’s content.”


For more game information please visit the official Sniper Elite 3 Webpage.

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War Thunder Update 1.39 Goes Live

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 12:57:52 in category: Air Combat News [ Print ]

Update 1.39 Also Includes Squadron Battles, New Maps/Missions and Even More New Planes

Gaijin Entertainment has announced that update 1.39 for their WWII MMO mega-hit War Thunder is live. This major update is a milestone for Gaijin Entertainment as they release several new features including support for user generated content, squadron battles, the addition of even more planes, and early access to Ground Forces Expansion.

War Thunder now supports user generated content and players have access to special downloadable tools. From now on users are able to create their own planes, from adding tiny details inside the cockpit to truly personalizing their plane's skin or creating a totally new model. A quick-check system ensures that newly created planes fit within the game's parameters before allowing players to use them on local PC's in custom missions or share them with the community.

Players can go one-step further in the creative process by using a stand-alone maps and missions editor. Players can ingeniously build upon existing maps, using them as a blueprint, or go off on an inspired tangent to devise their own brand of new maps. Players can share as well as test out user generated content via a special area housed within the War Thunder forum. Instructions for the creation of content can be found here.

1.39 also offers Squadron Battles – competitive events for player created factions complete with PvP-rating for squadrons, calculated by the Elo system. In addition, this latest update includes an additional 18 new aircraft, changes in the interface and improvements for player progression.

And last but not least, the update 1.39 will allow players who currently possess codes for the Ground Forces Expansion Closed beta to be the first to play as either a tank or an aircraft 24/7, but not from the very start. gaijin Entertainment will slowly implement Ground Forces Expansion into the update to ensure seamless gameplay.

The new mission called Battle of Kursk is based on the real life historic engagement that took place in July and August 1943 where the Soviets defeated the German strategic offensive, thereby turning the tide on the Eastern Front. In the game, Kursk will provide players with AI-tanks,field artillery and planes fighting alongside real players

For more information on the update click here.

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Uprising 44: The Silent Shadows Arrives on Steam April 18th

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 12:51:15 in category: Action/Action Strategy News [ Print ]

Thanks to Greenlight Community we can proudly announce that Uprising 44: The Silent Shadows is going to be release on Steam on 18th of April. With all development team we would like to thank all the gaming community for voting on our game.

Uprising 44: The Silent Shadows combines third-person action play with real-time strategy. It is a unique combination of the two modes of play, and has an in-depth and interesting story-line which has not yet been used in WWII computer games – the greatest civilian uprising against Nazi occupying forces – the Warsaw Uprising. It is a story of the Silent Shadows - forerunners of modern day special forces - paratroopers dropped behind enemy lines to organize resistance and use diversionary tactics in the fight against the forces of the Third Reich. An appropriate audio-visual setting combined with cover system (an excellent, proven method of game play), the story-line, and diverse settings ensure a dynamic and enjoyable game not only for players familiar with this type of theme, but also those merely wanting entertainment.

More game information available at the official Uprising 44: The Silent Shadows Website.

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War of the Vikings Released

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 12:44:07 in category: Action/Action Strategy News [ Print ]

You Are Odin’s Harbinger of Death. Violence is Your Religion. This is War of The Vikings

Paradox Interactive, the fearsome digital warriors of Northern Europe, have today unleashed War of The Vikings, their all-new skill-based multiplayer combat game, on to digital retail portals across the world in three variants.

Developed by Fatshark, War of The Vikings is the next generation of close-quarter combat games as players design and customize a personalized warrior and take them in to glorious battle online with other warriors from all over the world. Choose from the Standard Edition ($24.99), the Blood Eagle Edition ($34.99) or the mythic Valhalla Edition ($174.99) that includes the lifetime Viking pass where all future content released for the game is automatically unlocked, a digital art book, digital strategy guide, deluxe soundtrack, and the brand new ‘Berserker King’ digital novel.

To honor the ancient Norse Gods, an epic release trailer has been unleashed. (Hosted by YouTube - 01:24)

For more game information, please visit the official War of the Vikings Website.

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Review: Mad Catz R.A.T. TE Gaming Mouse

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 12:34:15 in category: Game Controller News [ Print ]

By David Yee @ Legit Reviews

Mad Catz has introduced a new mouse to their R.A.T. gaming mouse lineup that features a new suffix and with a new set of features to boot. The R.A.T. TE, labeled as a Tournament Edition gaming mouse, is designed to be the swiftest R.A.T. mouse while retaining most of the characteristics of the namesake.

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Review: ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 11:11:51 in category: Video Card News [ Print ]

By: Hilbert Hagedoorn @ GURU3D

In this article we review the ASUS GeForce GTX 760 Striker Platinum, this particular model comes with a customized cooling solution. The card 11-inch long card will come with 4GB of graphics memory and an 8-phase power design with a MOS heatsink. Clock frequencies you can expect the card to launch at a 1150 MHz Boost clock frequency with a memory clock at 6008 MHz (affective data-rate).

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Review: Bloody B540 Mechanical Keyboard and TL8A Laser Gaming Mouse

Posted by Donster on: 2014-04-17 10:54:04 in category: Game Controller News [ Print ]

By Stuart Kerley @ HardwareHeaven

Recently we reviewed a number of products from A4Tech and their Bloody gaming range. The G501 headset, the B120 keyboard and the ZL5A gaming mouse offered good value with some unique features. Today we will be taking a look at more of their latest products and the first is a step up from the keyboard we looked at last time, the B540. It is a mechanical gaming model and pairs nicely with the TL8A from the Bloody ambidextrous gaming mouse range.

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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.

For more information please visit zeus.arma3.com.

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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.”


WATCH VIDEO IN HD (Hosted by YouTube - 03:46)

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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