Month: March 2024

scramble-battle-of-britainWelcome back to Flight School, our dev diary series unveiling the details of Scramble: Battle of Britain.

The third episode will introduce you to the flight physics that are involved in the game development to fully simulate all the airplanes, bullets and damage.

Watch Flight School, Episode #3 “”Physics Class” (part 1) HERE.

Scramble Battle of Britain is a turn-based tactical dogfighting game that puts you at the heart of the action. Lead your squadron of pilots in a desperate battle for air supremacy. Fully-simulated flight physics and powerful camera tools let you plan and execute your attacks with perfect precision.

Click here for more game information.

Publisher Bohemia Interactive and third-party developer Rotators Collective are proud to announce today’s release of the Arma 3 Creator DLC: Reaction Forces. When the call comes, nothing is more important than how fast you react. In this new Creator DLC, fast decisions with small squads are key.

You can watch Arma 3 Creator DLC: Reaction Forces Launch Trailer HERE.

Reaction Forces offers new weapons, vehicles, gear, and more to rapidly react to a multitude of situations in new single and multiplayer scenarios, and to enhance your overall experience in the Arma 3 sandbox. Fight forest fires from above in the Cougar medium-utility helicopter or swerve from the beaten track in the MOOSE pick-up truck to take on operations with new weapons and equipment, from pistols and rifles to remote-controlled mortars and the game.

Key features of the Reaction Forces Creator DLC include:

  • 2035 “Futura” setting
  • Two new rifles and two new pistols
  • New “Cougar” helicopter with variants
  • New “MOOSE” pick-up truck with variants
  • A new micro-UAV
  • Two new static mortar systems
  • New weapon pylon systems
  • New uniforms and equipment
  • Open-world co-op scenario: “Air Control”
  • Co-op scenario: “Quick Reaction Force”
  • Competitive scenario: “Cashpoint”
  • Two singleplayer scenarios fighting wildfires
  • New music
  • The Arma 3 Creator DLC: Reaction Forces is available now on Steam for $7.99 USD (€7.99 EUR / £6.99 GBP).

    For a complete overview of the DLC, please visit the Arma 3 Creator DLC: Reaction Forces store page on Steam – or go to the project’s official website at

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    gary-grigsbys-war-in-the-east-2Matrix Games has announced a new update for War in the East 2 is now live.

    The Morale update adds a new optional rule about, well… morale. Introduced with 01.03.09 is a new optional rule that rebalances retreat attrition. When enabled, routing units will suffer less retreat attrition than normal. The default is for this to be off. With this option enabled you are under far greater pressure to actually encircle enemy formations to destroy them, rather than purely by pursuit.

    1.03.10 rebalanced air/ground attacks. The number of requested bomber aircraft for Ground Attack Air Directives must now be set to at least 10 (or set to 0 for Automatic). This update also saw improvements to the multiplayer UI, making it easier to report and log any errors you may encounter.

    The update will be available for download either automatically via Steam or directly from here.

    victory-at-sea-atlanticEvil Twin Artworks is delighted to announce the official launch date of Victory At Sea Atlantic, scheduled for April 5th, 2024, on the Steam and GOG platforms.

    After years of development and community engagement, Victory At Sea Atlantic invites players to experience the thrill of World War II naval warfare in the Atlantic theater. Commanders will embark on a strategic journey through historically accurate battles, dynamically changing weather conditions, and immersive gameplay mechanics.

    Key Features in Focus:

    Historical Authenticity: Victory At Sea Atlantic faithfully recreates World War II’s naval theater, with realistic ship models, historical campaigns, and dynamic weather conditions.
    Strategic Depth: Commanders must make critical decisions, from ship selection to tactical choices, as they navigate the challenges of wartime naval operations.

    Find out more about Victory At Sea Atlantic on Steam.

    panzer-corps-2-frontlines-bulgeUnfolding during the epic Battle of the Bulge, this latest DLC expansion kickstarts an all-new chapter for the World War II strategy game.

    Strategy fans can relive one of the deadliest single battles in American history, as Panzer Corps 2: Frontlines – Bulge is out now on Steam. Set against the backdrop of the last major German offensive on the Western Front in World War II, this latest expansion enables players to experience a full campaign from the Allied perspective for the first time.

    The Bulge DLC is the first expansion within Panzer Corps 2’s all-new Frontlines chapter. This thrilling new saga will feature short, but intense, scenarios that showcase some of World War II’s most pivotal battles in greater detail. This approach grants players can unprecedented level of detail, allowing them to vividly relive key moments of history.

    Starting a few days before the fateful date of 16th December 1944, the Bulge DLC begins with a smaller-scale US attack on the border between Belgium and Germany. This introductory battle serves as a manageable, yet thrilling experience, allowing players to acclimate to the game’s mechanics and storyline. As the campaign progresses, it sets the stage for a dramatic turn of events—a surprise German offensive that adds layers of complexity and excitement to the gameplay.

    Panzer Corps 2: Frontlines – Bulge introduces a new layer of challenges. In the early stages of the German offensive, players will be outgunned and outnumbered. Additionally, the adverse weather conditions limit the main Allied strength – airpower. To ensure an enjoyable and balanced gaming experience, players can earn rewards, including heroes and extra units, and select from different scenarios three times during the campaign, enabling them to choose between different areas of the battle.

    Watch the Panzer Corps 2: Frontlines – Bulge 2 minutes gameplay trailer HERE.

    New update brings the most up to date Chinese IFV and dozens of other military vehicles

    Gaijin Entertainment announces the release of the “Alpha Strike” major content update for the online military action game War Thunder. It brings dozens of new military vehicles, including the European Alpha Jet attack aircraft, the “Frankenstein” M60 120S tank, the most up to date Chinese infantry fighting vehicle – the ZBD-04A, the American F-20A Tigershark fighter jet, the Hungarian aviation subtree, as well as the North Holland map and other content and improvements.

    The Alpha Jet is a compact two-seat attack and trainer jet created by European designers in the 1970s for the local Air Forces. It was exported to a couple of dozen countries, is still in service with France and is actively used by the Nigerian Air Force in missions against Boko Haram. Two SNECMA Turbomeca Larzac engines accelerate the aircraft to speeds of over 1000 km/h, and a ballistic computer allows precise strikes with unguided missiles and bombs.

    The M60 120S tank is a prototype that combines the Abrams tank turret and the M60 hull. This is a mixture of the past and the present: outdated homogeneous hull armor is combined here with composite materials and advanced turret electronics, as well as a powerful modern 120 mm cannon and a heavy machine gun that can cope with any opponent.

    The Chinese BMP ZBD-04A uses a combat module equipped with a 100-mm cannon-launcher and a coaxial 30-mm autocannon. The latter got very effective APFSDS rounds, and the commander and gunner received modern thermal imagers that help to see the enemy at dusk and in bad weather.

    Watch the “Alpha Strike” update trailer HERE.

    You can read more about these and other new features in the update on the official website of the game.

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    scramble-battle-of-britainSlitherine has released the second flight school video for its turn-based tactical dogfighting game Scramble: Battle of Britain.

    Watch Flight School, Episode #2 “Gameplay Phases” HERE.

    Dogfights are by their very nature chaotic and unpredictable. Pilots are competing for advantage with their lives at stake. They must execute complex maneuvers with split-second timing to gain a tactical advantage over deadly opponents. Aircraft fly at high speed in close proximity and an understanding of the entire airpace is essential – one wrong move could be fatal.

    Scramble simplifies the chaos of a dogfight into short, digestible chunks of action. Maneuvers that can be disorienting in a real-time flight game progress at a pace you can understand. The turn-based design of Scramble ensures you will never lose sight of a target and that you always have a chance to check your six; Scramble helps with the Observe and Orient steps of the OODA loop, and aces will be made of the tacticians who Decide and Act with the most proficiency.

    Read more about Flight School Episode #2 HERE.

    arma-reforgerUpdate brings a host of additions to the game

    The developers from Bohemia Interactive are proud to announce the 1.1 update of Arma Reforger. This update introduces new playable content, weapons, assets, and a number of exciting improvements. In 1.1, players can now play as a guerilla resistance faction and cooperate to liberate the Everon island from Soviet occupiers in a brand-new PvE scenario called Combat Ops: Everon. This update is one step closer to completing the Arma Reforger Roadmap and brings a host of additions to the game.

    Watch the Arma Reforger: Resistance Ops trailer HERE.

    New Game Mode

    The 1.1 update introduces Combat Ops: Everon, a dynamic PvE scenario. In this game mode, players join the resistance faction (FIA) and complete various objectives to liberate the island of Everon from their Soviet occupiers. While Arma Reforger has primarily focused on PvP gameplay, now, players can battle it out against the newly improved AI in a dynamic scenario that offers different objectives and spawn points every round. In line with Bohemia Interactive’s core philosophy, the game mode is open and replayable, creating hours of emergent gameplay across the expansive island. The scenario can be played solo, but is best enjoyed as a cooperative experience for up to 6 players.

    New weapons and assets

    Arma Reforger consists of three factions, US, Soviet, and FIA, and all three have received significant weapons upgrades. From the all new US M16a2 carbine, to new optics for both the US and Soviet factions, to the FIA’s UK-59L machine gun, NSV turret, and armed UAZ, 1.1 adds a welcome weapons booster across the board.

    Both the FIA and the Soviet factions now have new assets at their disposal, including a range of civilian clothing, new Soviet camouflage, an FIA radio pack, and more. These additions aim to increase the immersion of the Arma Reforger experience, and, in the case of the new camouflage, will help players in the Soviet faction better conceal themselves in the rustic in-game terrains.

    Lighting, AI, and gameplay improvements

    1.1 also sees a wide range of fixes, tweaks, and gameplay improvements. Cloud and lighting changes make the in-game environments more realistic, further showcasing the power of Bohemia Interactive’s Enfusion Engine.

    AI opponents (and teammates) are now more formidable on the battlefield thanks to their ability to seek cover from fire and use smoke grenades when healing downed comrades. These changes are immediately noticeable in-game, with many players reporting combat against AI to be more similar than ever to fighting human players.

    In addition, the developers have tweaked and streamlined the Conflict game mode to facilitate fair, fun, and immersive PvP matches.

    To see what’s new in Arma Reforger 1.1, you can view the full changelog HERE.

    strategic-command-wwii-war-in-the-pacificA new chapter of Strategic Command is on its way. Matrix Games are thrilled to complete Fury Software’s WWII trilogy games with Strategic Command WWII: War in the Pacific. Get ready to re-fight the great land and naval campaigns of this amazing theater.

    Our flagship campaign begins with the surprise attack on Pearl Harbor on the 7th December 1941 and the rapid expansion of Japan’s Empire into South East Asia and the Pacific. Will victory be won in India, Australia, Hawaii, or battling for islands throughout the Pacific Ocean? This is your chance to re-fight the 20th century’s greatest conflict in the Pacific!

    Strategic Command: WWII: War in the Pacific and its flagship 1941 Day of Infamy campaign comes with an impressive 36,000 hex map, providing you with the opportunity to wage war from India and Burma in the west, via the Dutch East Indies, Malaya, the Philippines, Guadalcanal, the Kokoda Trail, Iwo Jima, Tarawa and Midway to the west coast of North America, at an approximately 80km/50mi scale.

    Do you want to be among the first to play the game? Please join the beta and let us know what you think about it.

    The horrors of war seem an ocean away, but no major threat can be contained in a shrinking world. The influences of foreign ideologies and international pressure may force distant nations to take an active part in the global struggle against tyranny. Decide the fate of South America in Hearts of Iron IV: Trial of Allegiance, available now.

    This content pack for Paradox Interactive’s best-selling grand strategy wargame, players can write new histories of the major nations of South America in years around World War II. You can try to resist the pressure to join a costly conflict overseas, or take your chances with a major power bloc for help in pursuing your own goals.

    Watch the official release trailer HERE.

    Features of Hearts of Iron IV: Trial of Allegiance include:

    National Focus Tree for Brazil: Challenged by a decade of internal strife and constitutional crises, Brazil can follow the historical path as a late but valuable member of the Allied cause. Alternately, seek continental hegemony under a new government with new priorities.
    National Focus Tree for Argentina: Rife with corruption, revolts and worker unrest, Argentina presents a difficult political challenge. Once you’ve settled the problems at home, you can contribute more on the world stage and help this nation reach its full potential.
    National Focus Tree for Chile: Chile is a vigorous republic with a radical tradition that must face domestic fascist parties, the embers of ethnic unrest and the imposing influence of the United States. Chart a course of equality and renewal, pick up the banner of uniting the continent under one flag.
    Paraguay and Uruguay: Minor content as well as several new releasable nations.
    New Art: New 3D unit sprites for the Brazilian army, as well as new unique 2D art for National Focus trees and units
    New Music: Six new songs, with two each for the major nations in the pack.
    New Voiceovers: Voiceovers in Brazilian Portuguese, Argentinian Spanish and Chilean Spanish.

    Hearts of Iron IV: Trial of Allegiance is available for the suggested retail price of $14.99/£12.79/€14.99 on Steam.