Month: April 2021

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partisans-1941New DLC adds brand-new modes, sandbox elements and more to real-time tactics game

Developer Alter Games and Publisher Daedalic Entertainment are happy to announce Partisans 1941 – Back Into Battle, a major DLC for the modern take on the real-time tactics genre. Partisans 1941 – Back Into Battle releases Thursday, April 29th and adds brand-new sandbox gameplay for high replayability, including two new game modes, customizable scenarios and more.

Watch the new Partisans 1941 – Back Into Battle gameplay trailer HERE.

Partisans 1941 – Back Into Battle expands the main game with new gameplay features and modes that are tailored for high replayability. In Missions mode, choose your own team of Partisans, their skills, and their equipment to tackle a variety of existing and new maps. Five familiar locations are playable by everyone who owns the main game, while owners of the DLC will receive access to seven exclusive missions.. The DLC-exclusive mode Heroic Defense is a wave-defense scenario that offers additional challenges for fans of the genre.

DLC Features:

  • Missions Mode: even more brand new challenges in seven new locations.
  • Never seen scenarios with modifiers. Freely choose your Partisan team, skills and equipment.
  • Heroic Defense mode: New wave-defense mode for the toughest of commanders.
  • Additional campfire dialogue for the Partisans, giving you new insight into their personalities.

Partisans 1941 is a unique take on the genre set on the occupied Eastern Front during WWII. It features tactical squad combat, stealth elements, character progression, and resource management. Take control of Partisans, a brave group of resistance fighters, opposing the Nazi occupation behind enemy lines. Players can recruit soldiers and civilians as unique allies to tackle a variety of challenges – from focused sabotage to extensive attacks on German supply lines. The expandable home base deep in the forest serves as a hub in-between missions to arm and upgrade Partisans troops, manage and distribute resources, and take a break until the next objective awaits.

Visit the Partisans1941 Steam page for more game information.

sherman-commander“We’re going to rip out their living goddamned guts and use them to grease the treads of our tanks”

Sherman Commander lets you put general Patton’s words into action

Sherman Commander is the latest offering in the simulation genre that has just been announced by Iron Wolf Studio S.A. In this tactical tank simulation, the player will take the role of a Sherman tank platoon commander and lead his men across the most famous World War II theatres of operation.

Sherman Commander will bring a whole new perspective on realism in tactical armored warfare simulation, presenting the tank as a slow, lumbering war machine that required the effort of the entire crew to operate. The player will lead his forces from the commander’s seat, with a realistic first-person view through optical sights in the commander’s cupola, as well as from the tactical map.

Watch gameplay trailer for Sherman Commander

The game will put a lot of emphasis on the primary role of the Sherman tank, i.e. infantry support. Therefore, the player will often assist and cooperate with various infantry units to achieve tactical advantage in battle. Game mechanics will put emphasis on the most crucial aspects of fire and maneuver tactics, such as reconnaissance, suppression fire, soft and hard cover, morale, flanking, and more.

Sherman Commander will also feature tank duels against more heavily armored and harder-hitting enemy vehicles. Being the underdog in those match-ups will require a thoughtful approach, as each mistake may and will have dire consequences.

Sherman Commander will feature various battlefields and combat situations across many theatres, and will pit the player against a dynamic AI that will attempt to outmaneuver and put them on the defensive. A sweeping campaign mode will take the player from the sands of Africa to the cobblestones of German cities, forging and testing their commanding skills in the heat of battle.

More information about Sherman Commander is available on the games official Steam page.

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combat-mission-cold-warAs announced during the last Tea Time, the release of Combat Mission Cold War has been officially postponed to the beginning of June. This is to allow the implementation of the PBEM system for multiplayer.

To find out more, tune in to our Twitch channel on May 11th, for the “Home of Wargamers 2021 Live+” event.

You will not only have the chance to preview Combat Mission Cold War, but also discover other important news from Slitherine’s gaming world.

Find out more on the official Combat Mission Cold War product page.

warplan-pacificA new episode of the Warplan Pacific Tour is now available. Find out how the use of ports has been made easier and more flexible. We are also going to be discussing in detail naval blockades and how naval blockades function. Lastly, we are also covering how naval leadership interacts with ground combat, including how naval leaders can affect nearby ground battles and how ports can draw (or not draw) supply from a ground source.

Remember, the official PDF manual is now available! You can download it here.

Episode #6, More on Naval Operations

For more information on Warplan Pacific, you can check out our product page on Matrix Games.

Warplan Pacific will be released on the 29th of April.

call-of-duty-black-ops-cold-warSource: Blue’s News

Activision announces Season Three for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone will get underway on Thursday. The new free content this will bring includes four Multiplayer maps, four Operators (including Captain Price), six new weapons, the next chapter of Zombies in Outbreak, a Warzone update, and more. A post on the Call of Duty Blog has details on all that and more. Here’s an overview:

Season Three content includes:

  • Three New Operators, One Old Friend
  • Wraith
  • Knight
  • Antonov
  • Price arrives in Black Ops Cold War

Six New Weapons

  • PPSh-41: SMG
  • Swiss K31: Sniper Rifle
  • Ballistic Knife: Melee
  • CARV.2: Tactical Rifle
  • AMP63: Pistol
  • Baseball Bat: Melee

amd-radeon-software-adrenalin-2020Source: TechPowerUp!

AMD has released the Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 drivers, which introduce major updates to the soft-product that completes your AMD Radeon graphics cards. The drivers come with updates to the Radeon Software interface, and the AMD Link remote-gameplay utility. Radeon Software now comes with an improved installer with installation presets that let you choose between a Full (typical) installation, with all software features installed; a Minimal installation with an interface that only has basic settings related to the display and GPU; and “driver-only” that only installs the display driver, and no additional software.

There are several new features introduced within Radeon Software. Vivid Gaming Display Color Enhancement is a new monitor color profile that enables a more “vivid” color palette that lets you liven up “color deficient” scenes. The interface lets you take control of protanopia, deuteranopia, and tritanopia components of the color. The search bar that lets you dig through the hundreds of features, has been improved. There are many other minor UI improvements, such as stats in the Games tab, a toggle for the in-built web-browser, and global controls for the hotkeys.

The Radeon Software Adrenalin 21.4.1 beta drivers are available online at the AMD driver download page.

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Update 0.10.3 also brings the release of the full Italian Battleships tech tree, alongside visual and UI updates.

Wargaming, developer and publisher of the widely popular, free to play naval combat game World of Warships (WoWS), has today launched Update 0.10.3 to live servers with a whole host of new content to sink into.

Introducing: The German Destroyers
Headlining this update are the brand new German Destroyers which hits early access for players to take the helm and test out this new arsenal. In this first phase of the rollout, tiers VII to IX will be available, with tier X to be made available in future updates.

Players will be able to captain the Tier VII Z-31, Tier VIII Gustav Julius Maerker, and the Tier IX F. Schultz. The scourge of the Cruiser class, these ships will have incredibly accurate main battery guns with powerful AP shells, good HP pools, and long ranged torpedoes to take down heavily armoured targets.

The Return of the Hamburg Dockyard
The Hamburg Dockyard is back, and with it a brand new Tier IX German destroyer to build: the IX ZF-6. Construction of this ship comprises 22 phases, the first four of which focus on the development of schemes and diagrams before the actual build process begins. The IX ZF-6 will be unlocked with War Paint camouflage, a Commander with 10 skill points, a Port slot, and a commemorative flag. For more details of the IX ZF-6, and the other German Destroyers coming to World of Warships, see the full patch notes here.

Italian Battleships: Full Release
With the release of this update, the all new Italian battleships finally launch out of early access and will be available for all players to research. For a full overview of the tech tree, and the ships which have been making waves over the past two updates, see the full patch notes.

Watch the World of Warships 0.10.3: German Destroyers. Part 1 trailer HERE.

Alongside the barrage of new content in this update, the team has made a number of visual enhancements and quality of life improvements to the Commander’s interface, as well as updated Daily Rewards.

For full details on everything above, full developer notes can be found here.

Visit the official World of Warships website now for more game info and to sign up to play World of Warships for free!

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