panzer-strategyTake a look at the new gameplay video!

Starni Games studio is excited to announce that its hardcore wargame Panzer Strategy, currently available on Steam Early Access, is getting a full release on PC on September 1 – on the day World War II began. To celebrate the announcement Starni Games is releasing a new gameplay walkthrough video where you’ll have a look at the forth game scenario – “The Battle of France”.

Panzer Strategy is a historical wargame that combines classic turn-based strategy gameplay with modern looks. The game offers a never-before-seen level of tactic options. Prepare your own strategy, develop the army and fight your way through the real battles of World War II.

Scenarios in Panzer Strategy are precisely recreated from the archive maps and historical reports. Tanks, troops, artillery, aircraft and all the other forces start at the exact places where their real-life commanders had placed them. Armies in the game use historically accurate vehicles and weaponry, each with a unique set of actual traits. Every bit of Panzer Strategy is carefully crafted to stay true to the WWII history.

Panzer Strategy utilizes Unreal Engine 4 technology. For the first time in the wargame genre players can command armies so realistically recreated in full 3D on the battlefields so rich with details. Now the warfare of WWII is more immersive than ever.

Panzer Strategy is not only the most graphically advanced and historically accurate wargame to date – it’s the strategy itself that makes it stand out. The genre is famous for its complex gameplay. Panzer Strategy pushes the boundaries offering diverse tactic options and more than a hundred of customizable units. Moreover, the game adds a range of new mechanics to the mix: army commanders with unique abilities, headquarters management, fuel and ammo supply. Panzer Strategy is designed to create the most flexible strategy gameplay in the genre. You’ll experience the duty of WWII commander in full manner – with battle preparations, supply management and ruthless clashes.

More information about Panzer Strategy can be found on the games official website.

just-cause-4Following the announcement of Just Cause 4 at E3 this year, we’ve seen a lot of excitement generated around the game. In order to provide more information on what to expect from the game, we are excited to share with you the first five videos in our “Just Cause 4 Making Of” series. Straight from the mouths of the developers, this series delivers key, new information as well as detailing all of the most impressive new features in Just Cause 4.

The following videos are ready to be viewed now:

Apex Power

Named upon the concept of an Apex being a pinnacle or peak, the team at Avalanche discuss the new Apex Engine, built from the ground up to enable them to create the most dynamic instalment of the Just Cause series with best-in class features.

Force of Nature

The team explain how Rico, a force of nature in his own right, will work through and with the elements of tornadoes, sandstorms and torrential rain, and detail the simulation systems necessary for allowing extreme weather the perfect combination of realism and fun.

The Grapple Hook

The embodiment of Rico is the grappling hook, the ultimate sandbox tool. Not only can it still achieve the same explosive destruction that players had in previous titles, it also now has new abilities, new options, and is fully customisable.

Redefining Rico

A best in class sandbox with unrivalled physics would be nothing without a hero to match. A new challenge awaits for Rico, he has left the agency and gone rogue. He returns in Just Cause 4 with more depth and complexity, but is no less the action hero fans have come to expect.

The World of Solis

The team explains how they created 500 years of backstory to inspire the world design and narrative, from colonial style original settlers to contemporary buildings.

The Making of Series originally aired as part of the Just Cause E3 Blowout Livestream at E3.

Set in the fictional South American world of Solis, Just Cause 4 takes the series incredible destruction and unique physics to a whole new level with the introduction of fully simulated tornadoes and other Extreme Weather events. Rico Rodriguez returns in Just Cause 4 with his trademark parachute, wingsuit and, of course his grapple hook, now enhanced with new functionality and fully customisable. Making it the most powerful and creative tool the player has ever had.

Just Cause 4 is available to pre-order now before it is unleashed unto the world on the 4th of December.

victory-at-sea-pacificThe Evil Twins discuss some of the mechanics behind the ports and shipyards in their upcoming RTS Victory At Sea Pacific.

‘Evil Twin Artworks’, the award winning indie team behind PC RTS classic, ‘Victory At Sea’ discuss some of the mechanics behind the ports and shipyards in their upcoming RTS Victory At Sea Pacific.

The lifeblood of the upcoming Victory At Sea Pacific campaign are the 70 plus ports available to the player,” said James Carroll, Director at Evil Twin Artworks. “We’ve added more levels of strategy around them than in the original, we wanted them to be more than something that is there to be attacked. The features include searchlights that can track hostile aircraft at night, and airfields that give the player greater scouting and attack ranges.

Not only a safe haven in a storm, they are an important part of the offensive in Victory At Sea Pacific, making them vital for sending convoys to supply the frontline.

To find out more you can visit the blog HERE.

The Steam page for Victory At Sea Pacific can be found HERE. Get more game info on the Victory At Sea Pacific official website.

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battalion-1944New Game Mode, Graphics Overhaul, and BattleRank System are Go!

Old recruits, new recruits, stand to attention! Players of Bulkhead Interactive’s ambitious old-school WW2 shooter Battalion 1944 are about to feel the force of a fairly hefty ammo drop, opening up a new game mode, a slick new graphics overhaul, and a brand new free progression system called BattleRank, amongst scores of other major updates.

Rolling out on 12th July 2018, this package of updates is the latest in a line of tweaks and improvements being worked on by the Bulkhead Interactive team as they continue to manage the game’s run through Early Access – a process bolstered by the team’s decision to solicit feedback from the Battalion 1944 community, helping to improve the game’s stability by testing the latest version.

Leading the line is a brand new competitive game mode Wartide 2.0, a new matchmaking system, a complete visual overhaul (including brand new character models, an impressive graphics revamp, and a total rework of character movement), a new map, a new sound engine, and a massive rebalancing of the game’s weapons.

This new update will also see the launch of BattleRank, which is designed to make Battalion 1944 an even more engaging and rewarding prospect. Split into seasons of roughly three months each, BattleRank will unlock new exclusive rewards and weapon skins that can only be acquired during that period. Continued play will enable gamers to build up their experience points (XP) in order to unlock new levels of rewards. Unlike ‘battlepass systems’ in other games, however, BattleRank will be free.

This is the biggest round of updates we’ve released for Battalion 1944 to date, and is the result of our mission to make the game as absorbing and captivating as it can possibly be,” says Joe Brammer – Studio Lead at Bulkhead Interactive. “We’ve been listening to our players and taking their feedback into consideration as we look to build the game in a way that both meets their expectations and offers a few surprises for them along the way, too.

The update follows on from Square Enix Collective® and Bulkhead Interactive’s previous unveiling of a four day long, $50,000 tournament, set to occur September 27-30 of this year. The best Battalion 1944 players will head to the Esports Game Area to compete amongst open qualifiers victors and an invited team for an opportunity to win prizes from a total prize pool of $50,000.

Click here for the full changelog and view the new Major Update 2 trailer.

Battalion 1944 is currently available on Steam via Early Access for $14.99/€14.99/£11.39.

pillars-of-eternity-2-deadfireFirst of Three Major Expansion DLC Packs Planned for 2018 To Launch Alongside Update 2.0

Independent developer Obsidian Entertainment, in partnership with indie powerhouse publisher Versus Evil today revealed the release date for the first major DLC expansion pack, titled “Beast of Winter”, for Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire. Players will be able to enjoy the expansion pack on August 2nd.

Upon receiving a missive from an isle of worshipers to the god of entropy and disaster, Beast of Winter takes the Watcher and his crew to the southernmost reaches of the Deadfire Archipelago. The Watcher is thought to be the harbinger of the end of all things and worshipers of the god of cold and decay, Rymrgand, have called upon the Watcher to fulfill their destiny. Alongside the Beast of Winter DLC, Obsidian is also releasing the next major update to Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire with their 2.0 patch that will be free to everyone alongside their next free DLC, the “Deck of Many Things” Pack.

Along with a host of bug fixes and balance improvements, update 2.0 brings new challenge modes to Deadfire. These challenges will test player’s mettle in unique and interesting ways to play through the game. The “Deck of Many Things” pack is the largest free DLC to be released yet and has the mysterious merchant ship, The Deck of Many Things, arriving in the Deadfire looking to sell magical items its crew found on its journeys to the East.

The Beast of Winter expansion, update 2.0, and the Deck of Many Things Pack will all be available on August 2nd.

For more information on Pillars of Eternity II: Deadfire, visit the games official website.

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

AMD has rolled out the latest version of Radeon Software Adrenalin. Version 18.7.1 drivers come with optimization for “Earthfall,” with up to 28 percent more performance measured on Radeon RX Vega 56 and up to 28 percent more performance to be had on the RX 580 8 GB, at 1440; and up to 27 percent higher performance measured at 1080p, on the RX 560 4 GB.

The drivers also address a number of bugs, including random crash noticed in “Fortnite Season 5,” when rendering throwing stars. Flickering noticed on “Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice” has been fixed. The drivers also fix a bug of not all compatible display modes appearing in Windows; slower than expected performance in Corel Draw, and black screen noticed during boot on displays connected via DisplayPort. A bug with memory clocks remaining high (i.e. not spooling down at lower power states), when changing resolutions or refresh-rates, has also been fixed.

The new Radeon Software Adrenalin 18.7.1 drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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victory-at-sea-pacificETA discuss the 120 ships and planes available on launch in their upcoming Real Time Strategy

In planning Victory At Sea Pacific we knew we wanted sizeable fleets that players could build from,” said James Carroll, Director at Evil Twin Artworks. “The original Victory At Sea ended up with 80 ship classes, but due to the huge difference in scale we knew we needed to give the player greater options in Victory At Sea Pacific.

Evil Twin have so far created over 120 ship classes and plane types for launch and are already developing more.

This game has some unusual ships coming, including the Japanese I-400 submarine,” continued James. “It was the largest Submarine of WW2 and was capable of launching planes!

To find out more and see the list you can visit the blog here.

About Victory At Sea Pacific

Victory at Sea Pacific sees you engage in tactical search and destroy naval warfare across WWII’s Pacific ocean in this huge open world Real Time Strategy. From commanding the entire Pacific Theatre to zooming in to take control of individual planes and ships, Victory at Sea Pacific puts the player in the heart of one of the most desperate campaigns of the Second World War. In Victory at Sea Pacific you can covertly recon enemy positions and launch large-scale amphibious assaults by sea and air against the chosen targets.

The Steam page for Victory At Sea Pacific can be found here. Get more game info on the Victory At Sea Pacific  official website.

tigers-on-the-hunt-normandyIt’s time to turn the tide of the war, once and for all! Are you ready to lead your brave soldiers in the early hours of the biggest airborne and amphibious assault ever made?

Matrix Games announce that Normandy, the second expansion of the acclaimed tactical wargame Tigers on the Hunt, is now available.  Tigers on the Hunt: Normandy contains 2 Campaigns and 6 different battles, for a total of 8 challenging scenarios!

The scenarios feature many historical tactical situations from the Normandy Landing, ranging from the heroic deeds of the 6th Company C of 2nd Ranger Battalion at Pointe de la Percée, the British fighting at Le Hamel, Pegasus Bridge, and more!

To celebrate this important milestone, the base game and the Kursk DLC are getting a nice 50% discount!

Hurry up, the offer ends on Thursday July 12th!

Tigers on the Hunt: Normandy is a DLC of Tigers on the Hunt , and requires the base game to be played.