First-Person Shooters

sniper-elite-4Plus, five stupid things you can do, but probably shouldn’t.

By Ian Higton @ Eurogamer

Since Sniper Elite 4 was announced early last year, I’ve had several opportunities to go hands on with the game. Just before the Christmas break, however, I was invited along to developer Rebellion’s studios for my most extensive play session yet.

In the first video you’ll be able to watch my valiant attempt at completing Sniper Elite 4′s first level, San Celini. It’s a mid-sized sandbox that offers multiple routes and plenty of vantage points for some impressive long-range sniper kills.

It all starts off pretty well and I manage to demonstrate a couple of new additions to the series, including silenced ammo for your rifle, which allows you to take out a few targets without having to worry about using environmental sounds to mask your shots.

However, as with most things I do, chaos was close at hand and, as time for my hands on started running out, the pressure to rush through increased, resulting in a panicked firefight inside a swanky Italian villa. Hardly the stealthiest of approaches, but a good chance to show off some grenade and assault rifle kills.

Watch the videos and read more of the article here.

sniper-ghost-warrior-3-logoCI Games introduces Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, the most complete sniper experiences in the market to date. Each character has his or her unique experiences and motivations, both professionally and personally. How each of the characters’ goals and personality quirks conflict or compliment each other makes for a deeper richer player experience. Jon North is dropped into a hot conflict zone in the Republic of Georgia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, Georgia is of critical strategic importance and is sliding into the chaos and slaughter of civil war. Jon’s JSOC mission is to neutralize the Separatist Leaders who are destabilizing the country.

Personally, Jon is coming to grips with the capture and presumed death of his younger brother, Robert, nearly two years ago. Jon was present at the attack and was unable to save Robert. Recent intelligence chatter puts a very much alive Robert in Georgia, in an area controlled by Separatists. Jon believes he has a second chance to do right by his brother.

Jon is a Marine first, and deeply committed to the relentless pursuit of his professional mission. Frank Simms, Jon’s long-time JSOC handler, is sympathetic to Jon’s personal goal, as long as Jon completes his official assignment. Jon chooses a team who will help him accomplish both.

His first pick is Lydia Jorjadze, an ex-Georgian SFB and mercenary. Lydia is a battle-tested veteran who fought bravely at Jon’s side in Afghanistan. Their passionate affair ended when Jon abruptly disappeared after emerging from a deadly firefight. Lydia agrees to help Jon, with a personal agenda of finding out what really happened in Afghanistan.

Raquel Shein, a deadly MOSSAD agent, also agrees to help if Jon will help her find Sergei Flostov. Flostov is a brilliant rogue scientist conducting forbidden experiments. The Israelis want to find him and shut him down.

As the team eliminates Separatist Leaders, and teams with the Georgian Resistance, a mysterious high tech sniper, named Amazi, both thwarts and assists them. Jon fights through a treacherous web of criminal, military, and shadowy terrorist forces.

You can sign up for the Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Open Beta here. Beta players will be given a chance to experience the beautiful open-world setting of the Republic of Georgia and get exclusive access to two single-player missions: Cut Off and Blockout. The Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 Beta will officially begin on February 3, 2017.

To learn more about Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, visit the games official website.

verdun-logoToday the ‘ladies of hell’ have arrived… The Highlanders joined the trench warfare!

The Scottish were no stranger to war, and when the call to arms came in 1914, a relatively large number of Scottish young men eagerly joined the ranks of the British in Belgium. Wearing their traditional kilts, they performed many aggressive scouting maneuvers, often finding themselves in the thick of savage battles such as Loos and Arras. They suffered a staggering number of casualties as a result, but were nevertheless undeterred and soon earned the nicknamed the “ladies from hell”.

The Scottish squad will perform the role of aggressive scouting in Verdun. They are armed with their distinctive Pattern 1914 Enfield, a five-round “dog-leg” bolt handle rifle ideal for marksmen. The rifle combines the elements of the famous German Mauser, the five-round internal box magazine, with some Lee-Enfield features. Compared to the standard Lee-Enfield, the Pattern 1914 was more accurate and durable, though heavier as well.

Watch the trailer here.

The Scottish squad has been added to the game Verdun for free on Steam today and is expected on the PS4 by the end of the month!

Find out more about Verdun at the games official website.

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sniper-ghost-warrior-3-logoJon North Puts Skills to Work in a Bloody Slaughterhouse

CI Games, developer of the Sniper: Ghost Warrior series and Lords of the Fallen, explores the dark depths of a slaughterhouse shown in a never-before-seen map location in Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3.

Watch the Slaughterhouse gameplay video here.

Located deep in the Georgian mountains, an American prisoner is being held captive in an old slaughterhouse repurposed by separatists to be a site of body disposal. Watch as American Marine Jon North uses his skills to rescue the prisoner quickly and efficiently while he’s still alive.

Armed with a variety of weapons and equipment, Jon North’s combat prowess is fully realized when properly prepared for the mission. New to the series, the aerial drone with the proper upgrades provide an advantage before entering the area. Using Sniper skills to pick off lone separatists on watch, and then using Ghost skills to take out the enemy stealthily with the trusty knife helps create and easy way of infiltration and exfiltration.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 tells the story of brotherhood, faith and betrayal in the most complete sniper experience ever. Take the role of an American sniper named Jonathan North, who is dropped into enemy territory in northern Georgia, nearby Russian borders. Explore large open-world maps with dynamic weather and a day and night cycle that actually impacts play and decisions. Customize weapon equipment, accessories, vehicles and a drone, and utilize the three pillars of gameplay to your liking: Sniper, Ghost and Warrior.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 will launch on Windows PC, PlayStation®4, and Xbox One on April 4, 2017.

To learn more about CI Games and Sniper Ghost Warrior 3, visit the CI Games website.

sniper-elite-4Watch the atmospheric first video reveal of Target: Führer, the campaign mission for 1-2 players FREE with all Sniper Elite 4 pre-orders (all editions, all platforms).

Catch a world-first look at the daunting U-boat facility you must infiltrate, crawling inside and out with elite Nazi troops and packed with an array of creative environmental kills! There are literally dozens of ways to takedown the Führer – how many can you spot?

For more game info head to the Sniper Elite 4 website.

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cod-modern-warfare-remastered‘Tis the Season for more incredible Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered content! On 13th December, six additional MP maps are coming to all Modern Warfare Remastered players free of charge, plus the Christmas themed Winter Crash map and two new game modes: Gun Game and Hardpoint. One of the most critically-acclaimed games of all time just got even better.

You can watch the December Update Trailer here.

Pick up the Legacy Edition or Digital Deluxe Edition of Infinite Warfare and get Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered in the ultimate entertainment package here.

Find out more at the Call of Duty Blog!

cod-modern-warfare-remasteredModern Warfare is no longer a modern shooter, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

By Kallie Plagge @ IGN

After years of futuristic CoDs, going back to the present day with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Remastered is a welcome return to combat that makes me feel simultaneously powerful and helpless due to the way it’s both literally and figuratively grounded. Though the sprawling level design and pacing are definitely dated, the core of Modern Warfare’s combat has aged remarkably well, and that foundation keeps its action movie-style campaign and its multiplayer fun even nine years later. However, outside of its impressive face lift it offers only a few additions to make it feel new to returning players.

Read on…

sniper-elite-4Fans hungry for more info on Sniper Elite 4 can now watch “Italy 1943″, the first in a series of new story trailers for 2017′s first AAA shooter.

Featuring previously unseen concept art, environments, factions and brand new story details, “Italy 1943” recounts the intricate machinations behind the Allied invasion of Italy. In Sniper Elite 4, Karl Fairburne will help release the country from the shackles of Fascism, fanning the flames of resistance, and in doing so uncover a terrifying Nazi technology threatening the whole of Europe.

In a detailed post for PlayStation Blog, Sniper Elite 4 Narrative Designer Colin Harvey sets the scene for the game’s thrilling World War 2 campaign:

In Sniper Elite 4, Karl is plunged into a country that’s been under the yoke of Mussolini’s Fascism for over two decades. Political opposition to the regime was either crushed early on or escaped abroad. Now, though, discontent is growing…

Look out for future intel videos in the coming weeks: Each one will offer choice insights into Sniper Elite 4‘s dramatic story, revealing the intriguing characters, stunning locations and absorbing subplots you’ll encounter in wartime Italy.

Sniper Elite 4 launches across PS4, Xbox One and PC on February 14, 2017.

For more info and to view the reveal trailer, head to the new Sniper Elite 4 website.

rising-storm2-vietnam-logoTripwire Interactive Invites Players Register Today to Participate in Upcoming Closed Beta

Tripwire Interactive has today released a brand new trailer highlighting the customization options for their upcoming tactical FPS, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. The sequel to the smash hit Rising Storm, PC Gamer’s 2013 ‘Multiplayer Game of the Year’, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam will be published by Tripwire Interactive, and is currently being developed by Antimatter Games, the same team that created the award-winning innovative asymmetric gameplay of the original Rising Storm.

Select players wanting an early chance to go hands-on with Rising Storm 2: Vietnam will soon get their chance in the upcoming exclusive closed beta. For a chance to enter the beta, please visit the official Rising Storm 2: Vietnam website for more information. The closed beta is slated to begin in early December.

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam will pit players into a brutal, authentic recreation of the Vietnam War. As displayed in today’s brand new trailer, the options for customization are vast. Players can choose between two opposing sides, the United States Military and the Vietnamese resistance fighters. Each side has their own unique characteristics, allowing for deep customization of the characters varying from headgear, uniform variants, and facial items, all with an authentic reflection on the time period. The more players progress in the game, the more items that will be unlocked.

Rising Storm 2: Vietnam is currently under development by Antimatter Games and will be published by Tripwire Interactive for PC. The game is slated for release in early 2017.

rainbowsix-siege-logoOperation Red Crow, the fourth major content update for Rainbow Six: Siege, is out now. As with previous updates, it adds a new map – Skyscraper, which blends modern design with classic Japanese architecture – and two new Operators, Echo and Hibana, who each bring unique new weapons and gadgets to the field. Here’s what to expect from Rainbow’s two new faces:

Hibana
A member of Japan’s elite Special Assault Team, Yumiko “Hibana” Imagawa is a fast, lightly armored Attacker who excels at charging through obstacles. Key to this particular talent is her X-KAIROS, a unique 40mm launcher she developed in collaboration with fellow Operator Thermite. Able to fire multiple explosive pellets and detonate them simultaneously, the launcher offers a way to rapidly breach walls to create new pathways or lines of sight for teammates, or to distract enemies with decoy explosions.

Echo
The Defender half of the new Operator set, Masaru “Echo” Enatsu is a robotics prodigy who commands the Yokai drone. The drone can cruise along the floor or fly up and perch on the ceiling, allowing versatile visibility though its camera feed and unleashing ultrasonic bursts that disorient all targets nearby. From hunting down roamers to disrupting a coordinated team assault, Echo’s remote-controlled ally will be a powerful counter to aggressive Attackers.

Both Echo and Hibana can be equipped with SuperNova pump-action shotguns and the same sidearm options – the P229 and BEARING 9 – but Hibana can also carry a TYPE-89 assault rifle, while Echo has the option of an MP5SD submachine gun. Additionally, Hibana can deploy an M18 Claymore or a stun grenade, while Echo has the option of a nitro cell or deployable shield.

Operation Red Crow also introduces new customization options, including new signature weapon skins based on classical Japanese art and the introduction of Elite sets. Elite sets are coordinated player assets which include a matching uniform and headgear, an Operator card, an Operator name, a signature victory animation, and a charm. The first to roll out are the Vympel, L Detachment, and Vintage Bureau sets, which will be available for Kapkan, Sledge, and Thermite.

The Skyscraper map, perched high above the streets of Nagoya, Japan, is available to all players starting November 17. Season Pass owners will have immediate and exclusive access to the new Operators from November 17 until November 24, when other players will be able to unlock them with R6 Credits or Renown. New experiences in high-tension counterterrorism are waiting for you, so suit up and get ready to breach.

The Rainbow Six: Siege team has also announced its plans for a second year of post-launch content that will follow a similar structure as the first year. This content will include new Operators, new maps, as well as a variety of other updates and improvements. New maps and modes will remain free to all players, while Operators and most weapon skins will be unlockable with Renown or R6 Credits. Year two content kicks off in February with the Rainbow Six Invitational.

Watch the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege – Operation Red Crow Trailer here.

For more information on Rainbow Six: Siege, visit the official site.