Month: September 2014

ancient-space-boxSingle-player Real-time Strategy Game Now Available on PC

Paradox Interactive today announced the galaxy-wide launch of Ancient Space, a new real-time strategy (RTS) game from developer Creative Forge. Featuring deep strategic gameplay and starring a cast of fan-favorite sci-fi actors from film and television, Ancient Space will challenge gamers to navigate a suspenseful single-player story campaign as they guide their fleets beyond the edge of the known universe. Purchase of the game, which is available at digital retailers for $19.99, includes a digital art book and the game’s original soundtrack. Ancient Space is available today for Windows PCs with a Mac release coming soon.

Purchase Ancient Space from the galactic merchant of your choice here:

Explore the mysteries of Ancient Space in a gameplay video with developer commentary, showcasing the game’s strategic resource management and ship navigation.

For more information on Ancient Space, please visit games official website.

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supreme-ruler-ultimate-boxBattleGoat Studios is delighted to announce the Steam Early Access Beta launch of their upcoming Real Time Geopolitical Strategy/Wargame, Supreme Ruler Ultimate. Lead Designer and Co-Founder David Thompson commented, “We’ve been working towards this for fourteen years! Supreme Ruler Ultimate is the culmination of all the design revisions and content we’ve created since forming the studio in 2000. And it’s now time to involve our players in the final stage of development through Steam’s Early Access which will help provide the player testing and the feedback necessary to make sure Supreme Ruler Ultimate is everything that strategy gaming fans expect.”

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BattleGoat’s Lead Programmer and Co-Founder George Geczy added, “Supreme Ruler Ultimate brings together our vision for a truly epic strategy game that encompasses some of the most turbulent times of human history – World War II, the Cold War, and the challenges we face in the near future. We’re proud to have made one of the most detailed and comprehensive series of strategy games ever created.” Previous BattleGoat titles in the Supreme Ruler series are Supreme Ruler 2010, Supreme Ruler 2020. Supreme Ruler Cold War, and Supreme Ruler 1936.

Thompson went on to explain how the new game follows up the successful release of Supreme Ruler 1936 earlier this year: “Supreme Ruler Ultimate incorporates the content from our recent World War II version as well as our other past releases while expanding and enhancing the game features previously released. Anyone who purchased Supreme Ruler 1936 has been provided a 33% discount coupon via Steam towards Ultimate.” Supreme Ruler Ultimate is expected to be released October 17, 2014, and will be available for PC and Mac through Steam and other vendors.

About Supreme Ruler Ultimate

The pinnacle of fourteen years of development on the Supreme Ruler series of Real Time Geo-Political Military Strategy Games for PC and Mac. Supreme Ruler Ultimate incorporates the stories, campaigns, scenarios, and features from our previous releases and expands on them in our improved game engine. Take control of any nation in the world from World War II through the Cold War and into the near future as our world lurches from one crisis to the next! Play historical or modern campaigns with specific objectives, attempt one of the many Set-Piece Scenarios for a shorter game, or customize your gaming experience by picking any nation in the various era sandboxes and choosing your own preferred Victory Condition. With so many options to choose from, Supreme Ruler Ultimate provides virtually unlimited replayability!

Find out more about Supreme Ruler Ultimate  at the games official webpage.

corsair-gaming-k70-rgb-keyboardBy E. Fylladitakis @ AnandTech

Today is the dawn of a new era for Corsair, as the company announced the establishment of their own gaming brand. The new division has been christened “Corsair Gaming”, and with the name comes a new department and logo. The focus will be on the development of high performance gaming peripherals. Alongside the announcement of their new department, Corsair is also releasing several new products, with the much-anticipated RGB keyboards being among them. The company dropped the “Vengeance” series name and the new keyboards are just called by the brand name and model. That means we’re now looking at the Corsair Gaming K70 RGB (and not the keyboard formerly known as Vengeance K70 RGB or some variation on that theme).

Read The Review Here

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: techPowerUp!

Well, that was fast! NVIDIA gave WHQL signing to the GeForce 344.16 Beta drivers it released earlier this week. The drivers still support just GeForce GTX 980 and GTX 970 graphics cards. The release notes document (PDF) is still not clear on exactly what these drivers bring to the table, over the recently released 344.11 WHQL, but we believe it could be an important bug-fix specific to NVIDIA’s new GPUs.

You can download the GeForce 344.16 WHQL drivers from the GeForce website.

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blitzkrieg3-logoNival announces Blitzkrieg 3, the long-awaited return of the World War II real-time strategy series.

A decade ago, Nival cemented itself as a leader in strategy gaming with the launch of its now-classic Blitzkrieg series, which has won more than forty awards, including numerous Game of the Year and Editor’s Choice accolades. Today, Nival unveils Blitzkrieg 3, the next title in the acclaimed series, coming to PC and Mac in early 2015. Blitzkrieg 3 paints a realistic picture of World War II – away from the realm of politics or ideology, focused on the battles that ultimately shaped the world we live in today.

Players will become commanders of the era as they experience an interactive story of the second World War, blending single-player and innovative multiplayer gameplay. Classic single-player campaigns will be available for each party involved in the conflict – the USSR, the Axis and the Allies. Multiplayer is asynchronous, allowing players to make their way through the enemy defenses without needing to be online for hours on end.

“Since its establishment 17 years ago, Nival has been focused on the strategy genre – often mixing it with other elements to create new game experiences,” says Sergey Orlovskiy, CEO of Nival. “We feel that today’s rather rapid pace of life has caused the RTS genre to fall by the wayside. Blitzkrieg 3 is designed to re-invent RTS for modern gamers, using all of our experience to deliver something new and exciting.”

More information about Blitzkrieg 3 will be released in the coming months, but for now prospective strategists can take a look at the official website, complete with gameplay footage, developer insight, screenshots and more.

Further, to commemorate the announcement of Blitzkrieg 3, the original titles with all the official add-ons are on sale on Steam for just $4.99/€4.99/£3.99. Get out there, commander!

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Source:  Blue’s News

A new video developer diary from Wargaming takes a look at progress on World of Warships, their upcoming seafaring MMOG. This takes a class by class look at the ships in the game. Word is: “We are happy to unveil the second episode in a series of developer diaries for the anticipated World of Warships. ‘World of Warships Developer Diaries #2 Class-by-Class’ provides a complete overview of three distinct vessels classes and explains how they impact each other, matching one type’s strength against another’s weaknesses. This ‘rock, paper, scissors’ approach affects their combat styles, brings balance to the combat and makes every battle a unique and thrilling experience.”

More game information is available at the official World of Warships website.

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Tank Rally mode with custom map and free tank to enter the game on September 29 – Preview video

Wargaming today announced the addition of Tank Rally mode to its free-to-play online action game World of Tanks. The new mode, which pits players against each other on a racing track full of destruction and explosive action, will be available for a limited time in-game from September 29th through October 12th.

Tank Rally mode pits teams of 3 against each other on a completely revamped version of the Port game map where players must not only race to the finish line and capture a solitary control point, but also try their best to destroy the competition on the way. The track, filled with ramps, explosives and other interactive objects, will provide ample opportunity to tip the odds of victory with every shot fired. The only tank available in the new mode will be the custom built M24 Chaffee Sport tank that will be given to all registered players for free.

Tank Rally mode will also come complete with a special in-game medal, “Racer 2014,” awarded for being on a winning team, as well as a set of combat missions enabling tankers to earn experience points and credits.

View the Tank Rally Preview Trailer HERE.

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Paradox Interactive today announced that Crusader Kings II, the grand strategy game of medieval marriage, rule and conquest from Paradox Development Studio, has now sold over one million copies worldwide. Launched in early 2012 to critical acclaim, Crusader Kings II has been purchased for Windows, Mac, and Linux computers a combined total of over 1,000,000 times, and is still providing players with new realms, new conspiracies, and new historical timelines. Paradox continues to support Crusader Kings II with free and paid content, with a new expansion, “Charlemagne,” coming soon. “Whenever we discuss the sort of games we like to make, and the sort of fans we make them for, Crusader Kings II is one of the titles we point to as a shining example,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “I want to thank every one of those million fans who have picked up Crusader Kings II for proving our point about game design for the truly dedicated. We make games for people who want to dive deep and explore a title with endless possibilities, where each player develops their own in-game story – and our players have responded. Every day we read the unique tales from our fans of the lengths to which they’ve gone to preserve their dynasties. Paradox is committed to growing those experiences in Crusader Kings II and in our entire portfolio.” Paradox Interactive has also shared some data about Crusader Kings II to underline the scope of the game’s success. Not only has the base game itself sold over a million copies, but the catalog of DLC and expansions for Crusader Kings II have sold a combined total of approximately 7 million units. Crusader Kings II is played by an average of 12,500 players every day, and roughly 100,000 players in a month. The average Crusader Kings II player has a playtime of just over 99 hours. For more information on Crusader Kings II, including the upcoming Charlemagne expansion, please visit the games official website.

Final mission, NEW multiplayer mode and FREE multiplayer update now live on Steam

Independent developer Rebellion today announced the launch of three new pieces of DLC for Sniper Elite 3 on Steam for PC, with the content due to come to Playstation 4, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in the near future.

This comes at the same time Sniper Elite 3 is 33% off in the Steam Weekend Sale (Ends Monday 10am PDT). And the PC Limited Special Edition also goes on sale at 33% off until Friday 26th September.

The Final Showdown

Save Churchill Part 3: Confrontation is the final episode and conclusion to the explosive Save Churchill campaign for Sniper Elite 3, featuring the largest environment ever seen in the series.

German sniper, Raubvogel lies in wait to ambush Churchill’s convoy en-route to the Casablanca Conference. Fight your way through the Axis barricades scattered amongst the foothills, move up into the mountains, flank the enemy encampments and begin your final ascent up the mountain to confront Raubvogel in an epic sniper duel that could decide the fate of a continent.

Stop Winston Churchill’s assassin before it’s too late! One bullet can change history…

NEW multiplayer mode – Capture the Flag

Capture the Flag has returned to the Sniper Elite series, offering players an objective focussed game with more speed and teamwork based gameplay.

Good snipers are still key to victory, but players will need to co-ordinate together to successfully assault the enemy base and capture the flag, relying on each other to protect the flag bearer and their own base from enemy attacks.

FREE multiplayer map – Night Watch

The fifth FREE multiplayer map for Sniper Elite 3 players on all platforms, Night Watch is one of the most challenging maps in the series. Taking players to an oasis shrouded in darkness, the ruins of an old town turned into a makeshift camp for enemy troops.

Two opposing watch towers provide the best sniping opportunities but also carry the highest risk, whereas vegetation on the water front can provide snipers with a place to hide from enemy scopes. The oasis itself provides a choke point as players close in on each other to take new positions and create sniping opportunities.

Night Watch is a balanced map available in all competitive multiplayer game modes, well suited to any team game whilst also offering a more focussed death match experience.

Summer of Sniper

Since its release on June 27th 2014 the Sniper Elite 3 team have been working constantly to bring new content to the game’s fans. Sniper Elite 3 has now had FOUR DLC missions, SIX weapons packs, THREE character skins and FIVE free maps. It’s been an incredible summer for both fans of the series and newcomers alike.

To celebrate Sniper Elite 3 is 33% off in the Steam Weekend Sale right now! As well as this the PC Limited Special Edition is 33% off on the Rebellion Gamestore .

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