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mount-blade-2-bannerlord-logoTaleWorlds Entertainment has released two videos showing an extended look at the large-scale, epic combat in their upcoming follow-up to Mount & Blade: Warband – Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord.

[VIDEO] Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord E3 2017 Cavalry Sergeant Gameplay

[VIDEO] Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord E3 2017 Horse Archer Sergeant Gameplay

KEY BATTLE IMPROVEMENTS

Battles are at the very core of the series and play better than ever in the latest installment.

  • Advanced Formations – Merge and split forces at your behest, with intuitive but powerful control over the movement, form and behavior of every unit! Order heavy infantry to hold together, shoulder-to-shoulder in a slowly advancing but near impenetrable shield wall; or launch your cavalry in lightning charges using the skein formation.
  • Battlefield AI – AI commanders can execute complex tactics, utilizing the advanced formation options to present a formidable challenge. Their behavior is drawn from actual historical tacticians, for example Alexander the great, who used his superior cavalry forces to rout their counterparts in the opposing army, before delivering a crushing blow to the enemy’s main force. This not only creates the feeling of an authentic medieval battle but also proves effective in-game, as in reality.
  • Sergeant System – Commanders now designate units to other lords in battle, including the player! Execute the orders issued by your commander throughout the fight, and use your own instincts to do your part and help secure victory on the field of battle. Lead the horse archers as they skirmish and harass the enemy to disrupt their lines before your allies finish them off, or take control of the cavalry and charge into the fray to devastate entire units at once!

KEY COMBAT UPDATES

Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord also features greatly updated combat, which builds on previous installments in a number of ways while retaining its intuitive, direction-based core that made it so popular among players.

  • Directional Shield Blocking and Shield Bash – These two features revitalize the sword & board gameplay, making it a more engaging experience than ever before! Blocking in the wrong direction will not necessarily get you killed but it will cause your shield to break faster, leaving you defenseless against missiles and vulnerable against multiple foes. Shield bashing, a highly requested feature, temporarily stuns your opponent and knocks them back, lowering their defenses and giving you room to breathe.
  • Attack Chaining – Swings that complete their motion can now be chained into follow-up attacks which can catch your opponent off-guard after a miss. Unbalanced weapons such as hammers and axes also use the momentum of the first swing for a faster follow-up!
  • Improved Animations and Combat Engine – Huge effort has gone into making Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord’s combat as fluid and visually appealing as possible. Damage dealt is now calculated with a great degree of physical depth, factoring in the weight distribution of every individual weapon. This means that whether you are executing a perfectly timed thrust while thundering towards a hapless archer on horseback or shooting an arrow across the battlefield to whittle down your opponent’s infantry forces before the melee, the game will understand all of the forces involved and produce consistent, realistic and satisfying results every time.

It is great to be back at E3 with Bannerlord, demonstrating the best Mount & Blade battles ever. Our team worked very hard on developing all aspects of the battles, which are so central to the game. We are thrilled to showcase our work and looking forward to seeing the response.
Armagan Yavuz – CEO / Founder, TaleWorlds

More game information is available via the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord website.

tom-clancys-the-divisionToday, Ubisoft announced Tom Clancy’s The Division kicks off a free weekend, May 4th 2017 until May 7th 2017 on Windows PC, and until May 8th 2017 Xbox One and PlayStation® 4 computer entertainment system.

Players will be able to access the games on each platform during the following times:

  • Xbox One: 04/05 at 7AM UTC to 08/05 at 7AM UTC.
  • PlayStation 4: 04/05 at 7AM UTC to 08/05 at 7AM UTC.
  • Uplay PC: 04/05 at 5PM UTC to 07/05 at 8PM UTC.

To coincide with this free weekend, there will be discounts on Tom Clancy’s The Division’s Standard and Gold Editions on all digital stores. Please visit www.thedivisiongame.com/freeweekend_news for downloads and detailed information about the Tom Clancy’s The Division free weekend.

All progress from the free weekend will carry over to the full game if players purchase it. The current free trial offer, which gives players full access to the main game until they reach level 8 or complete six hours of playtime, will be on hiatus during the free weekend but reinstated once the free weekend promotion ends. Players who have downloaded the free trial before May 4th will see trial restrictions lifted until the end of the free weekend.

Tom Clancy’s The Division takes place weeks after a devastating pandemic sweeps through New York City on Black Friday. One by one, basic services fail and in only days, without food or water, society collapses into chaos. The Division, an autonomous unit of tactical agents leading seemingly ordinary lives among us, is activated to save society. In this immersive online open world action RPG, discover a hostile and dynamic environment where exploration and player progression are essential. Team up with other players to investigate the sources of the virus and reclaim the city from the overwhelming turmoil.

Year 2 of Tom Clancy’s The Division will see the release of two new major updates in the coming months. Both will be free and released simultaneously across all platforms. For more information about Year 2’s upcoming updates, please visit: http://blog.ubi.com/division-celebrates-anniversary-free-year-2-content-plans-revealed

Tom Clancy’s The Division is now available for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC. For more information, please visit the games official website​.

tom-clancys-the-divisionUbisoft  reveals details about Last Stand, the upcoming third expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division. They have released this teaser trailer. Some info on the new expansion:

In Expansion III: Last Stand, we’re adding new ways to compete with other players and a new way to experience the Dark Zone, in a brand new separate game mode! Compared to the open and unstructured nature of the Dark Zone you’ll find in the game right now, Last Stand is session based and features clear objectives and win conditions, while still incorporating aspects of the Dark Zone such as PvE enemies and Landmarks.

When the situation in the Dark Zone escalated, as the outbreak spiraled out of control and all semblance of civilization collapsed, the Joint Task Force was forced to withdraw from the area, leaving behind important tactical terminals; SHD tech data relays loaded with operational information. Now, Rogue agents are closing in on those relays and if they manage to get their hands on the information, it would be catastrophic for the SHD and the mission to save New York.

It will be your job, together with a group of seven other Division agents, to stop that from happening.

Find out more about the Last Stand expansion here via the Tom Clancy’s The Division Intelligence Annex.

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tom-clancys-the-divisionAdditional Free Content Also Coming With Update 1.3

Today, Ubisoft announced that the Underground expansion for Tom Clancy’s The Division is now available on Xbox One and Windows PC. Underground is available with the Season Pass or can be purchased separately for £11.99, and will be released for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system on August 2. Check out the new Underground launch trailer here.

In the Underground expansion, agents must fight a war on two fronts. Below the streets of New York, enemy factions are regrouping and preparing a large-scale attack. Players will confront these threats with up to three friends as they explore randomly generated dungeons comprised of subways, tunnels and sewers and recover powerful loot. While in Hell’s Kitchen, the Dragon’s Nest Incursion offers the biggest challenge to date where, the Cleaners are developing a devastating new weapon and have set their sights on the Base of Operations as their first target.

Additional Expansion I: Underground Feature
New Gear Sets

  • B.L.I.N.D. – Control the battlefield with an improved Pulse skill and flashbangs with this hybrid gear set.
  • DeadEYE – Dictate long-range engagements with powerful critical strikes or accurate headshots.
  • FireCrest – Set enemies ablaze with this offensive gear set.
  • Reclaimer – Boost the entire group with this ultimate support set.

In addition, starting today, Update 1.3 will add new free content for all players on Xbox One and Windows PC, and will then be available from July 5th on PlayStation 4 system.

Update 1.3

  • Find and equip nine new weapon types
  • Experience Hudson Refugee Camp and Queens Tunnel in Challenge mode for better rewards
  • Play the new Heroic difficulty to unlock top-tier rewards in incursions and select missions
  • Get the all new Alpha Bridge gear set
  • Discover the Terminal, a new shared social space inside the Base of Operations

For more game, expansion and patch information, visit the Tom Clancy’s The Division website.

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tom-clancys-the-divisionSource: UbiBlog

The labyrinthine subways and tunnels of New York are an ideal setting for The Division’s first paid expansion, which introduces Underground Operations – special missions that consist of randomized dungeons and objectives. I had a chance to check out one of these missions at E3 2016, specifically a quick 1 Phase Operation, and came away wanting to dig deeper into the depths of Manhattan’s underbelly. But before getting started, our squad leader gave us a quick tour of the new Tactical Operations Center – an extension to the Base of Operations.

Watch the new Underground DLC Gameplay trailer here.

Read on…

 

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mount-blade-2-bannerlord-logoTaleWorlds Entertainment has lifted the lid on upcoming title, Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord‘s greatly anticipated siege gameplay.

Players will have the chance to take part in authentic medieval sieges, utilising a variety of siege weaponry, including ballistae, catapults, siege towers, battering rams and more. A variety of castles, that not only look realistic, but function as defences, making use of flanking towers, choke points and murder holes, which work just like those in reality.

Destructibility and fire damage create dynamic environments, which players can manipulate to their advantage. But intelligent AI will do the same, adapting while attacking and reacting to threats in defence.

Beyond the chaotic struggle of the assault, sieges also test players’ strategic abilities, when maintaining a besieging party, constructing siege engines and bombarding enemy walls.

In addition, this is the first look at the Sturgia faction in Bannerlord. The Sturgians occupy the northern forests of Calradia, preferring to fight on foot, with swords and axes. Fearsome helmets cover their eyes, giving them a demonic appearance and they excel in close-quarter melee combat, fighting in cramped towers and atop ramparts.

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More game information is available via the Mount & Blade II: Bannerlord website.

tom-clancys-the-divisionSource: Blue’s News

The Division website announces that Ubisoft is adopting one of those trendy (and quite welcome) zero tolerance policy toward those caught cheating in multiplayer games in Tom Clancy’s The Division. They say to date they have already taken action against over 30,000 accounts and have issued 3,800 permanent bans. It sounds like that latter number is going to rise, as they say they are now applying perma-bans on a first offense. Here’s word:

As a direct result of this improved cheat detection, last month we announced “the biggest wave of suspensions and bans to date”. This marked the beginning of an intensive campaign during which actions were taken against a total of over 30,000 accounts, including 3,800 permanent bans. This led to a significantly improved experience, particularly in the Dark Zone.

Following this campaign of suspensions and bans, it also became clear that while huge progress has been made in terms of cheat detection, our 14 days suspension on first offense policy has not been dissuasive enough. Judging from your feedback, and based on what we witnessed when cheaters came back to the game, we have now decided to push our policy one step further: we will now start applying permanent bans on first offense when players are caught using cheat engines and we will communicate clearly when new ban waves are taking place.

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tom-clancys-the-divisionNew High-End Weapons And Four New Gear Sets Introduced

Today, Ubisoft announced that the second content update for Tom Clancy’s The Division is now available for all players on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Windows PC. Conflict is part of the post-launch plan aimed at keeping the experience fresh for players by introducing new ongoing content. This second free update offers a new incursion, High Value Targets, and features to make the journey through mid-crisis New York even more challenging and intense.

NEW ACTIVITIES:

  • New Incursion “Clear Sky”: This new incursion takes players to Columbus Circle area, where they face an overwhelming force of Rikers who are now in full control of the Manhattan airspace. Players need to team up to take back the area and secure the supply route.
  • Search and Destroy Missions: Once all side missions and encounters have been completed in a named zone, Search and Destroy missions lead players to groups of enemies located in the open-world.
  • High Value Targets: After completing Search and Destroy missions, players are granted with valuable intel to hunt down new enemy leaders who have appeared all over Manhattan.

NEW ITEMS:

  • Clear Sky introduces new top-of-the-line gear sets. Players will be able to try out these new powerful sets to match their gameplay style:
  • Final Measure – Defensive set, enables players to defuse hostile grenades.
  • Hunter’s Faith – Powerful long range set, deals severe damages to enemies.
  • Lone Star – Damage per second gear set, increases the ammo capacity.
  • Predator’s Mark – Support set, enables players to fight enemies at range and increases damage.

NEW FEATURES:

  • Hijack Extractions: Now players have the ability to interrupt an extraction by cutting the rope and attempt to acquire the fallen loot bags. But this is not without risk, as this action will instantly mark them as Rogue.
  • Sealed Cache: Sealed Caches can now be dropped by named enemies in the Dark Zone. The content of these caches remains mysterious until they are extracted and can include gear, Division Tech, and Dark Zone funds.
  • Player Stashes: Player stashes are now available in every Dark Zone checkpoint.
  • ISAC Assignments: These weekly assignments are now included in the map overview. Also with this update, weekly exclusive rewards will be introduced as well as free vanity items.

For more game information, visit the Tom Clancy’s The Division website.

fallout4-logoSteam News has announced that the new DLC Fallout 4 Far Harbor is now available. To celebrate the release, Bethesda is offering Fallout 4 at 33% off until May 23rd at 10AM Pacific Time.

Here’s a bit about the new DLC:

A new case from Valentine’s Detective Agency leads you on a search for a young woman and a secret colony of synths. Travel off the coast of Maine to the mysterious island of Far Harbor, where higher levels of radiation have created a more feral world. Navigate through the growing conflict between the synths, the Children of Atom, and the local townspeople. Will you work towards bringing peace to Far Harbor, and at what cost? Far Harbor features the largest landmass for an add-on that we’ve ever created, filled with new faction quests, settlements, lethal creatures and dungeons. Become more powerful with new, higher-level armor and weapons. The choices are all yours.

For more information about Fallout 4 Far Harbor, visit the official Fallout 4 website.

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fallout4-logoMutants are weak vs. harpoon cannons

Source: PCGamer

Fallout 4′s Far Harbor expansion adds a large new zone set in post-apocalyptic Maine. You’re on a mission from Valentine’s Detective Agency to find a missing person, but Far Harbor’s old fishing villages have become flashpoints in a faction war, and the swamps have become breeding grounds for some ugly new creatures.

It looks a lot like a more detailed take on Fallout 3′s Maryland-set Point Lookout DLC, though that didn’t feature a giant harpoon cannon or a suit of military armour that makes you look like a mud-spattered Master Chief.

Get an exclusive look into the making of Fallout 4’s Far Harbor from Bethesda Game Studios here.

Far Harbor is out tomorrow, Thursday May 19.

 

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