Month: August 2016

battlefield-1Source: Blue’s News

EA’s Origin offers details on a season pass for Battlefield 1, the upcoming World War I shooter. This will include four expansions with headstart access along with premium extras, including 16 Battlepacks. Here’s the plan:

Expand the Battlefield to New Fronts

Expand the theater of all-out war with the Battlefield 1 Premium Pass. Get two-week early access to new multiplayer maps, armies and more in four themed digital expansion packs. Join the fight with the French army in the first expansion, Battlefield 1 They Shall Not Pass, in March 2017.

Key Features:

New frontline battles. Scout ahead with a two-week head start on four themed expansion packs. And France joins the fight in all new multiplayer maps. An upcoming expansion will bring the Russian Empire into the battle.

All the Premium extras. Get ready for new Operations and game modes, new Elite classes, weapons, vehicles and more. The Battlefield 1 Premium Pass includes 16 new multiplayer maps, 20 new weapons, 14 unique dog tags and 14 Battlefield 1 Battlepacks containing stand-out weapon skins. Each Battlepack is delivered monthly, starting November 2016.

Check often for details and release dates for each expansion pack.

wars-of-successionDevelopers from Ageod are very proud to reveal today the main art for their new project, Wars of Succession!

The game will allow you to take the lead of different Great Powers during the turmoil of two greatest wars of the early XVIII° century. The War of Spanish Succession (1701-1713) pitting the French & Spanish Bourbons monarchs against the Grand Alliance built by Austrian Habsburg, Britain and the United Provinces, and the Great Northern War (1700-1721), between Sweden and Russia (and her allies), most of which focused around the succession of Poland.

But the good news are not over! The game has reached the Beta stage, and we invite all the players to join it and help us for the final touches!

You can enlist by signing up here!

Get more information about the game from its official product page.

Matrix Games has announced the release of Command LIVE: You Brexit, You Fix!  an expansion of Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations and requires the base game to be played. Read more:

command-live-you-brexit-you-fix-itAfter decades of slow integration, Europe has to face a decisive turning point. British citizens have expressed their will to leave the Union, adding a new element of instability in a Continent already plagued by economic stagnation and pressed by multiple crisis.

The unpredictability that has followed this event must not be underestimated in the short period.

While Europe is struggling to act as a whole, Russia is trying to turn this new geopolitical situation to its advantage.

Even if weakened by western sanctions, Moscow has showed to the world to have the political will to pursue ambitious projects, despite high risks.

The Baltic States have always been considered by the Russians as part of their historical Sphere of Influence, and several thousands of troops have been already deployed in the region to conduct extensive military exercises.

Maybe this is the right moment to take advantage of Europe’s lack of cohesion and deliver a surgical – but devastating – blow to NATO?

Play history as it happens in the second episode from the Command LIVE series!

You Brexit, You Fix it! is military strategy at his finest, featuring two playable factions – NATO countries and allies against the Russian Federation – fighting a highly technological war!

Expect intense air and naval combats, and the deployment of some of the most modern equipment in use: F-22 & Eurofighter Typhoon featured fighting side by side, the Russian SS-26 Iskander Short Range Ballistic Missile system, S-400 SAMs, SM-3 – Theater Ballistic Missile Defense missiles as well as some of the newest and most capable ships in NATO and the Russian Federation inventory.

The game is an expansion for Command: Modern Air / Naval Operations and require the base game to be played.

Command LIVE: You Brexit, You Fix! it is also available on Steam!

sniper-ghost-warrior-3-logoGo behind enemy lines with the ultimate modern military shooter. Choose your own path to accomplish your missions across an unforgiven open world.

Source: Gamer’s Hell

CI Games offers more than fifteen minutes of gameplay footage from Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3, a tactical shooter video game due to arrive on January 27th, 2017, for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One,. Set in a modern day conflict based in Eastern Europe, you will be thrust into the role of a sniper caught between three warring factions, played out in a realistic environment. As in the previous installments of the series, you can choose between taking out your targets up close or from a distance, while at the same time focusing on your survival through evasion and stealth. Non-linear, sandbox-style gameplay on large open-ended maps gives players the flexibility to play and replay the missions in a number of different ways.

Find out more about Sniper: Ghost Warrior 3 at the games official website.

naval-actionBy James Cobb @ The Wargamer

Age of Sail games are few and far between for reasons unknown. The last really good one was Akella’s Age of Sail II: Privateer’s Bounty although Shrapnel Games’ Salvo! came close. Perhaps the intricacies of sailing frightens off gamers even with the popularity of Russel Crowe’s Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World. [A terrible, terrible film -ED] Game Labs has taken up the challenge with Naval Action, an MMOG. Since the game is in Early Access, we have an opportunity to see how such a game on an esoteric subject develops.

Read on…

MMORPGs Naval Action | Donster | |

rising-storm2-vietnam-logoThe Tripwire Interactive and Antimatter Games teams are excited to participate in this year’s annual PAX West and deliver a care package of details on their upcoming tactical first-person shooter, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam. Join team members from Tripwire and Antimatter at their panel to hear more about the game and see it in action. As a special treat for attendees, there will also be exclusive limited-edition item giveaways!

For those unable to attend in-person, tune in to the official livestream on Twitch via the official PAX Twitch channel. The follow-up to the critically acclaimed Rising Storm, which was set in World War II, Rising Storm 2: Vietnam brings a brutal recreation of the Vietnam War to fans of the franchise’s authentic gunplay and visceral first-person action.

Also be sure to tune into the Alienware Twitch livestream with Tripwire Interactive on Sunday, September 4 at 12:30PM to 2:00PM PST for new exciting details on Tripwire’s upcoming titles!

More game info can be found on the official Rising Storm 2: Vietnam website.

Pre-orders Now Available at the Paradox Store

Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio today announced that death can come early for those eager for new ways to die in Crusader Kings 2 as pre-orders for The Reaper’s Due are now available on the Paradox Store. Featuring new disease and medicine mechanics and a whole host of deadly new challenges for players’ in-game nobles, The Reaper’s Due will be available on Windows, Mac and Linux PCs on August 25, 2016.

For those eager to know why they should fear the reaper in the upcoming expansion, Game Director Henrik Fåhraeus details what kind of grisly demises you can expect from horrendous world events such as the Black Plague in this video developer diary.

Those who duly wish to pre-purchase Crusader Kings 2: The Reaper’s Due before it’s due for release can pre-order on the Paradox Store right now.

For more information about Crusader Kings II, visit the games official website.

combat-air-patrol-2-logoSim155 Ltd. has announced that Combat Air Patrol 2 (CAP2) VR Beta 1 is available now in the Steam client’s ‘BETAS’ tab. Here’s the news release by Ed Scio at developer Sim155:

I’ve got to admit VR in CAP2 is now pretty damn cool! With the first implementation I was slightly skeptical of the experience, feeling nauseous etc but with ‘Cinema Mode’ implemented for non pilot views there’s no longer a bucket by my desk.

There’s a lot of minor updates/fixes to come for VR, including:

  • Allow MSAA rendering
  • UI currently not shown in pilot view (after pressing ‘ESC’)
  • Mission planner not shown in VR (enable 2D Mirror to view it if required)
  • Radio commands input method
  • Update VR during loading screens
  • Add an Oculus API option

Also, in VR obviously can’t see your keyboard for input so I’ll add a method for highlighting cockpit controls by looking at them then selecting via a new control input. This will let you manage MFD’s, flaps, water injection, counter measures, canopy latch, eject handle, upfront controls etc using the headset and one button. This method will also be implemented in non VR mode to work with gamepad right stick cockpit view.

Right, back to finishing v808 with a new carrier and in-flight refueling!

For more detail on previous updates check out the dev blog.

Find out more about Combat Air Patrol 2 at the games official website.

Today, Paradox Interactive and Paradox Development Studio announced the next expansion for their hit grand strategy game Europa Universalis IV.

Thomas Paine wrote that laws get their force from the consent of those who agree to live under them. It is in this spirit of that Paradox Development Studio continues expand and improve Europa Universalis IV, with the upcoming Rights of Man.

This expansion to Paradox Development Studio’s best-selling historical strategy game introduces a number of small changes that add up to a deeper and more dynamic experience. Near the top of this list is the Great Power mechanic, where the most developed nations have access to new diplomatic options to bully or entice weaker neighbors. Keep that development going, or lose the powers you paid a high price for.

Rights of Man also adds a little more character to your monarchs, as they acquire traits that will give bonuses (or penalties) to your country, and affect how rival nations approach you. Beware the conqueror next door, but be nice to the generous king across the river – he may have some gold to spare in your time of need.

Other features coming in Rights of Man include:

  • New goals for Coptic and Fetishist religions
  • Greater control over adopting new cultures in your empire
  • Leader Traits giving battle hardened commanders added prowess
  • More detailed military instructions for Subject Nations
  • Revolutionary Republics now have Factions to balance
  • Ottoman Empire gets new Harem Politics events and options

As usual, the release of Rights of Man will be accompanied by a free update for all Europa Universalis IV players – and this one will have the first major overhaul of the technology system since launch.

The grandest historical strategy game is just getting grander. For more information on the game, click here.

ghost-recon-wildlands-logoSource: Blue’s News

Ubisoft offers a new trailer from Ghost Recon: Wildlands, the upcoming shooter sequel. This stresses the need to adapt on the battlefield, covering character and weapon customization. Word is: “In Ghost Recon: Wildlands, you decide how to take down the cartel. Watch now to see how you can customize your character’s appearance and gear, and use the Gunsmith to craft weapons to take on any enemy in any environment.”

For more game information, please visit the official Ghost Recon: Wildlands website.