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battlefleet2-logoCapital j Media has released the v1.10  update for Battle Fleet 2. This new update to the game includes a few new major features:

  • Submarines and anti-sub warfare
  • Destructible terrain
  • Improved campaign AI
  • French, German & Polish translations

Battle Fleet 2 is a true naval combat sim set in the WWII era, with fights primarily taking place around island chains in The Pacific. Players manually control each ship’s loadout, as well as maneuvering each ship in true turn based combat. Firing on enemy ships is done via power and angle controls, much like Worms or Scorched Earth. Ballistic weapons use real time collision physics, allowing you to use terrain of islands as cover or even allowing individual shells to take out key systems such as enemy guns, flight decks, rudders, and so on. Find out all the information on the Battle Fleet 2 website.

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open-gaming-alliance-logoAddresses the rapidly changing market where the PC is just one of many form factors

As the market for digital games grows on a variety of mobile platforms and as the PC is no longer the most dominant gaming form factor, the PC Gaming Alliance, (PCGA), a nonprofit corporation dedicated to driving the worldwide growth gaming, is pleased to announce the name of the organization has been changed to Open Gaming Alliance, or OGA.

The Open Gaming Alliance will continue on the mission set out by the PCGA: to provide a unified voice for the industry and help members provide a superior gaming experience to their customers on a variety of platforms.

Matt Ployhar, OGA president and Intel analyst, says, “Now, more than ever, the gaming industry continues to experience huge inflection points. Most of the current and future members of the OGA will design their products to be increasingly cross platform, and the definition of ‘Personal Computer’ also continues to evolve. The OGA reflects these changes in our charter to ensure that we address emerging and salient markets. OGA strives to keep the gaming ecosystem open, and to be a cradle for innovation for our members and partners.”

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battlefleet2-logoCross platform turn based naval combat set in WWII!

Capital j Media is proud to announce the sequel to the best selling game, Battle Fleet, is now available on Mac, Windows, iPad, and Android devices. Battle Fleet 2 is the completely cross platform reimagination of the original game, featuring improved graphics, tactics, ships, and true cross platform multiplayer. Battle Fleet 2 is available from the following destinations, $9.99 for desktop and $4.99 for mobile devices.

Battle Fleet 2 is a true naval combat sim set in the WWII era, with fights primarily taking place around island chains in The Pacific. Players manually control each ship’s loadout, as well as maneuvering each ship in true turn based combat. Firing on enemy ships is done via power and angle controls, much like Worms or Scorched Earth. Ballistic weapons use real time collision physics, allowing you to use terrain of islands as cover or even allowing individual shells to take out key systems such as enemy guns, flight decks, rudders, and so on. Find out all the information on the Battle Fleet 2 website at  or on Steam.

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paradox-interactive-logoParadox Interactive today announced the catalog of games that would be on display – and playable by attendees – at the Gamescom trade show in Cologne, Germany on August 13-17, 2014. Featuring recently announced titles and impending releases such as Runemaster and Obsidian Entertainment’s Pillars of Eternity, Paradox will be demonstrating and sharing their biggest games with Gamescom visitors, as well as announcing a few never-before-seen titles at the show.

Titles to be shown at Gamescom include:

  • Pillars of Eternity – available to play on the show floor
  • Runemaster – available to play on the show floor
  • Magicka 2
  • Hearts of Iron IV
  • Secret projects we can’t talk about just yet

Paradox will be publicly showcasing Hearts of Iron IV, the highly anticipated World War II strategy war-game, for the first time ever in a live demonstration during Fan Gathering 2014, an annual event where Paradox Development Studio fans and devs alike can come and plot world domination together. Fan Gathering 2014 will take place in Cologne on August 14, 2014.

Fan Gathering 2014 will also play host to a guest panel of Paradox personnel, including CEO Fred Wester and PDS Studio veteran Johan Andersson, which will be moderated by popular YouTuber Quill18. Hear banter on developing strategy games, ask Fred embarrassing questions about his love of karaoke, or just stare intently into Johan’s deep blue eyes. For more information on how you can attend Fan Gathering 2014, please visit https://www.paradoxplaza.com/fancon-2014.

To learn more about Paradox Interactive, visit http://www.paradoxplaza.com/.

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Bohemia Interactive and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) today shared a new video to raise awareness for the topic of ‘Health Care in Danger’. In the video, Christian Rouffaer – head of the ICRC’s international humanitarian law and video games project – discusses his role at the ICRC, the ICRC’s Health Care in Danger campaign, and the connection with Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 Make Arma Not War contest.

The ICRC’s Health Care in Danger campaign, which is part of the organization’s many efforts to protect victims of war, aims to address the current violence against the health care sector – ranging from direct attacks to patients, medical staff and health-care facilities and medical transports, to denial of access to and forced entry and looting of health care facilities. The campaign was launched as a response to an uprising of illegal and violent acts that impede or prevent health care delivery.

Aside from developing practical solutions to improve the safety of health care, the ICRC is also committed to raising public awareness for the problem. This led to the unique collaboration with video game developer Bohemia Interactive, who is well-known for its award-winning Arma® military game series. Looking to create a change in virtual reality which can hopefully be carried into the real world, the two parties set up the Health Care in Danger Special Award as part of Bohemia Interactive’s €500,000 content creation contest for Arma 3. Given to the entry which covers the topic of ‘health care in danger’ the best, the winner(s) of the award will go on a one-week trip to an ICRC mission in a foreign country, organized by the ICRC.

“We’re looking for game content where medevac procedures are more complex. For example, a game mod where providing first-aid to a wounded enemy would be rewarded – or new hospital, ambulance, medical personnel and equipment models, which other players and mission builders can use to enrich their gameplay. We believe that you can get inspiration from many real-life stories from past and present conflicts”, said Christian Rouffaer, who also represents the ICRC in the Make Arma Not War jury.

The winners of the Make Arma Not War contest, including the winner(s) of the Health Care in Danger Special Award, will be announced on January 15th, 2015. More information about the Make Arma Not War contest, the rules, prizes, and categories is available on www.makearma.com.

Read the full Press Release and watch the video HERE.

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battlecry-logoFight for Power and Glory in BattleCry Studios’ 32-Player Online Team Action Game

Bethesda Softworks®, a ZeniMax® Media company, today announced BATTLECRY™, an all-new multiplayer action combat game featuring fast-paced and frenetic 32-player battles under development at BattleCry Studios.

BattleCry is the first project for the studio since it was formed in 2012 with one goal: to create fun, high-quality online experiences for a connected world. Led by long-time industry veteran Rich Vogel, the team at BattleCry Studios is comprised of seasoned developers with decades of experience working on critically-acclaimed action and competitive multiplayer franchises. Together they have created BattleCry – a fun and accessible free-to-play game that amplifies team-based combat by combining visceral brutality, striking art direction and competitive multiplayer action to create a refreshingly new gameplay experience.

Step into a bold, expressive world envisioned by Viktor Antonov (Half-Life 2, Dishonored) where gun powder has been banned following a cataclysmic world war at the dawn of the 20th century. Traditional warfare is now a relic of the past and all conflicts are settled head-on by elite teams of chosen warriors in sanctioned WarZones. Trained and bred for battle they face off for the glory of their nations.

Choose your faction and progress your warrior through the ranks. Each rank unlocks new abilities and effects allowing deep strategic builds for your warrior on every level. Risk life and limb as the powerful Royal Marines or the fearless Cossacks in imaginative WarZones each designed to combine positioning, spacing and verticality to redefine your core combat experience. Fight with transformative melee and ranged weapons that harness iron and energy and eviscerate your opponents with swords that transform into shields, bows that can punch an arrow straight through an armored skull or electrocute your foes with high powered blades crackling with electro-static energy.

“The BattleCry team is happy to unveil the game that bears our studio’s name,” said Rich Vogel, president and executive producer at BattleCry Studios. “We have been hard at work to create a fresh experience for gamers that brings together multiplayer action with visually stunning combat and are excited to share details about the game and have people play BATTLECRY in Bethesda’s booth at E3.”

The official announcement trailer can be seen today on the official BattleCry Website.

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Source: Blue’s News

The Haggard Games website now offers downloads of a free playable demo for Death to Spies III, their Smershy espionage sequel. Here is the description of the full game:

Death to Spies 3 is our new title for PC and XBOX360. The action of the game this time is taking place during the Cold War. Colonel Strogov and his new team are participating in a conflict between the two superpowers. Along with new characters, Victor Kovalev and Olga Godunova-Lopes, Strogov is going to have to complete a series of missions in Europe, US and Cuba.

The game is a third-person stealth action, where player will be able to control all three characters any time. Each of them have there own unique abilities, gadgets and weaknesses.

battlefleet2-logoBattle Fleet 2 expands the original concept of turn based naval combat where the player controls the angle and power of their guns and the movement of the ship to include a campaign conquest mode in addition to stand alone scenarios. The combat system has been improved for faster and even more exciting battles and it all looks better than the original with the new graphical engine.

Additional improvements include better options for outfitting your ships, including the ability to place individual commanders with special abilities, expanded power-up cards to play, better multiplayer options, and an entirely new graphics engine. Battle Fleet 2 looks better, plays better, but is otherwise a true successor to the original best seller.

Battle Fleet 2 is a true naval combat sim set in the WW2 era. Players manually control the weapon loadout of their ships, selecting which guns to bring, setting what the angle and power of their shots are, and determining how the ships move and turn. Additionally carriers bring planes, bombing runs, and interception into battles taking place around island chains, which can help provide cover, blocking line of sight, or forcing enemies to run aground. All of this comes together in a fast paced battle in scenarios, campaign mode, or online against other players.

Find out more at the official Battle Fleet 2 Website.