First-Person Shooters

By Ian Boudreau @ The Wargamer

One of the difficult things about approaching a possibility space as large as the one presented by Arma 3 is deciding what you actually want to do with it. Beyond the campaign, there’s the game’s powerful editor which allows players to create remarkably complex combined arms combat scenarios across vast land masses. But if you’re like me, sometimes that’s a bit… much. Sometimes I’d rather just fire up a quick game and lead a fire team over a hill to shoot some bad guys.

Thankfully, some truly amazing mods have emerged over the past year, so we’ve put together this guide to cover some of the new content out there – whether it’s total conversions, new models, or AI environments, you should be able to find something for you in this list.

Read on…

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metro-exodusOur three-part documentary series exploring the origins of the team behind the Metro videogame series concludes

Deep Silver and 4A Games today released Episode Three of The Making of Metro Exodus – the final addition to a three part documentary series filmed on location in Kiev and Malta at 4A Games’ two studios as they put the finishing touches on the upcoming Metro Exodus.

Featuring interviews with key personnel at 4A Games, archive footage and photos, and never-seen-before materials from the 5 year development of Metro Exodus from the earliest concept stage, this series takes fans to the heart of the creative process behind 4A Games’ most ambitious project to date.

In Episode Three, 4A Games reflect on their experience of seeing all the constituent parts of Metro Exodus finally piece together, and the camaraderie that comes from completing such a vast project as a team. We also hear from 4A Games’ Creative Director Andrew ‘Prof’ Prokhorov, speaking with pride for his ‘Spartans’ as they worked to complete the game without him during his recovery from the stroke he suffered during the final months of development.

Also, Deep Silver and 4A Games are proud to unveil the spectacular CGI Animated Short, Artyom’s Nightmare. In this dream-like prologue to the events of Metro Exodus, we explore Artyom’s hopes and fears of a life beyond the ruins of the Moscow Metro.

Visit the official Metro Exodus website for more game information.

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metro-exodusDeep Silver and 4A Games today released Metro Exodus Uncovered – a new gameplay video that welcomes series newcomers into the incredible world of Metro.

Famed for their gripping atmosphere, intense gameplay, powerful story-telling and hauntingly realised game world, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light have earned their reputation as cult classics. Now, Deep Silver and 4A Games are ready to release the long-anticipated Metro Exodus. Five years in the making, it builds on the series’ strengths while offering players a new sensation of freedom and exploration in the wastelands of post-apocalyptic Russia. For newcomers to the series, this video explores the unique world and deep gameplay features of Metro Exodus.

You can watch Metro Exodus Uncovered HERE.

Visit the official Metro Exodus website for more game information.

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metro-exodusSource: Blue’s News

One good outcry deserves another, and recent review scores on Steam for Metro: Last Light Redux and Metro 2033 Redux are suffering at the hands of users unhappy with the announcement that the Metro Exodus will be sold exclusively through the Epic Games Store. In many past cases customers have concealed the agenda behind their review bombing, but PCGamesN notes that in this case many of these new reviews address the Epic deal directly, some including an ASCII giving Epic the bird over this. An interesting aspect of this situation is highlighted by Ars Technica, where they discuss how the lower commission taken by the Epic Games Store may lead to some games being sold there at a lower price. This is the case with Metro Exodus, which can be pre-purchased from Epic for ten dollars less than Steam was charging. Ars notes this still means more profit for the developer and publisher, as their 70% cut of Steam’s $59.99 price tag is $41.93, while 88% of Epic’s $49.99 SRP is $43.99.

 

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metro-exodusThe second episode in this three-part documentary series exploring the origins of the team behind the Metro video game series is out now

Deep Silver and 4A Games today released Part Two of The Making of Metro Exodus – a three part documentary series filmed on location in Kiev and Malta at 4A Games’ two studios as they put the finishing touches on the upcoming Metro Exodus.

Featuring interviews with key personnel at 4A Games, archive footage and photos, and never-seen-before materials from the 5 year development of Metro Exodus from the earliest concept stage, this series takes fans to the heart of the creative process behind 4A Games’ most ambitious project to date.

In Episode Two, we learn about the powerful 4A Engine – the studio’s cutting edge in-house tech – and the incredible attention to detail that goes into creating Metro’s distinctive weapons.

Also, Deep Silver and 4A Games today revealed the recommended PC specs for Metro Exodus. Thanks to the scalability of the 4A Engine, Metro Exodus will offer a great experience on entry-level hardware, but enthusiasts will be able to stretch the latest video cards to the limit at 4K / 60FPS with Extreme settings.

Visit the official Metro Exodus website for more game information.

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operation-flashpoint-cold-war-crisisSource: Blue’s News

A new video from GVMERS is a documentary on the “rise and fall” of Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis, Bohemia Interactive’s debut military first-person shooter. The video discusses the breakthrough nature of the game, conflicts between Bohemia Interactive and publisher Codemasters, and how this eventually led to Arma, the spiritual successor to OpFlashpoint that soldiers on to this day. Here’s a bit:

In 1997, a video game company named Bohemia Interactive was established in Prague. The Czech Republic had historically never been a hotbed for video game development, but Bohemia’s founders – Marek Španěl, Ondřej Španěl, and Slavomír Pavlíček – were on a mission. They were determined to create a first person shooter that would capture the reality of war more accurately than any game before it; an engrossing simulation that would depict what real battlefields were like, and feature an unprecedented sense of scale and attention to detail.

metro-exodusAnd stay tuned for in-depth videos covering each unique class of weapon in the coming weeks

Deep Silver and 4A Games today revealed the Metro Exodus Weapons Trailer. Packed with brand new footage and stunning tear-downs of the iconic hand-made guns of post-apocalyptic Russia, this trailer reveals the devastating arsenal of weapons used by Artyom and his band of Spartans as they journey across Russia.

The Metro series has always been famed for its unique firearms – for Metro Exodus, 4A Games completely overhauled the weapons system, ensuring each gun was mechanically functional, and could be customised in the field allowing for hundreds of tactical permutations. Weapons now need to be cleaned and maintained to prevent overheating and jamming, adding another dimension to Metro’s immersive gameplay.

In addition to the Weapons Trailer, Deep Silver will release additional in-depth videos of the coming weeks that take a deeper dive into the four main classes – Handguns, Shotguns, Rifles and Special Weapons. These videos will show just a fraction of the possible combinations players will be able to scavenge and customise in the Russian wastelands.

And tune in to the official Metro Exodus YouTube channel tomorrow for a closer look at the Rifles class, featuring the iconic Kalash, the deadly Bulldog and Anna’s weapon of choice, the powerful Valve.

Visit the official Metro Exodus website for more game information.

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call-of-duty-black-ops-4-boxActivision and Treyarch have announced that fans will be able to play Call of Duty: Black Ops 4’s popular Battle Royale mode for free in the Blackout Free Trial, which begins Thursday for one week on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

The Blackout Free Trial will feature all the intense action from the game mode that brings together characters, locations, weapons and gear from across the series with Black Ops signature gameplay fans know and love.

Additionally, Treyarch released a new update to the game today on consoles (later this week on PC) that features the following:

  • Debut of Gauntlets and new Elixirs in Zombies on PS4
  • A new week of Featured Playlists and the addition of Elevation and Madagascar to map rotation for Black Ops Pass owners in Multiplayer
  • New-and-improved console looting interface in Blackout
  • plus much more

Watch the Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 — Blackout Free Trial Announcement Trailer HERE.

For more information, fans can visit www.callofduty.com.

metro-exodusThis three-part documentary series explores the origins of the team behind the Metro videogame series

Deep Silver and 4A Games today released Part One of The Making of Metro Exodus – a three part documentary series filmed on location in Kiev and Malta at 4A Games’ two studios as they put the finishing touches on the upcoming Metro Exodus.

Featuring interviews with key personnel at 4A Games, archive footage and photos, and never-seen-before materials from the 5 year development of Metro Exodus from the earliest concept stage, this series takes fans to the heart of the creative process behind 4A Games’ most ambitious project to date.

In Episode One we meet the team of ‘Spartans’ who founded 4A Games with one goal in mind – to rise from the rank of ‘underdogs’ and forge the studio that could bring Dmitry Glukhovsky’s series of Metro novel to life.

You can watch Episode One exclusively on the official Metro Exodus YouTube channel HERE.

We’ll release Episode Two next week – be the first to be notified by subscribing to our YouTube channel at Youtube.com/metrovideogame; or by registering at MetroTheGame.com.

Metro Exodus will release on February 15 2019, on Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, and PC.

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metro-exodusDeep Silver and 4A Games today revealed the Metro Exodus Story Trailer, featuring a host of new characters and a first look at some of the locations Artyom and his band of Spartans will visit as they journey across post-apocalyptic Russia, from the frozen Winter streets of Moscow to the fiery Summer sands of the Caspian desert.

Narrated from the perspective of Anna, the Spartan Order’s top sniper and Artyom’s wife, the Story Trailer explores the hostile world of Metro Exodus that lies in wait for the crew of the Aurora as they flee the ruins of Moscow and embark on an epic year-long journey into the unknown. Artyom always believed that there was life beyond the Metro – now his hopes and dreams will be put to the ultimate test in the crucible of the Russian wastelands.

Featuring an original score from series composer Alexey Omelchuk, the Story Trailer is just the first in a series of upcoming gameplay reveals leading towards the release of Metro Exodus on February 15 for Xbox One, the all-in one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system, and PC.

Visit the official Metro Exodus website for more game information.