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arma-reforgerSource: Blue’s News

Arma Reforger is already available in Early Access on Steam, offering a new Windows Cold War shooter as the latest installment in the Arma series. This comes just a couple of days after rumors first emerged about its existence. This post has an outline of what this offers, saying it represents “the beginning for the evolution of the Arma franchise.” Word is: “Arma Reforger, currently in Early Access, offers you a glimpse of things to come. Functioning as a creative platform, you can modify and adjust the experience with the tools given to you. Remember, this is just the beginning for the evolution of the Arma franchise. It’s going to be an exciting journey, and we’re glad to have you with us!” This kicks off the road to Arma 4, and this trailer takes a look at that. Here’s the elevator pitch on the new game:

Powered by the new Enfusion engine, Arma Reforger lets you fight for supremacy over 51 km2 of incredible island terrain in an authentic Cold War setting, or create unique scenarios in real-time with the Game Master curation mode. Return to Everon, the war-driven microstate from the hit game that started it all, Arma: Cold War Assault.

Arma Reforger is the first step towards Arma 4 and a versatile, creative, fully-moddable platform for the future, offering a glimpse of things to come.

field-of-glory-ii-medievalRise of the Swiss, the new Field of Glory II Medieval DLC, is now available on PC.

Showcasing one of the most revolutionary changes in battlefield tactics, Rise of the Swiss focuses on the introduction of the long pike. This long thrusting weapon became a dominant part of the Swiss’ weaponry back in the Fifteenth Century, due to its devastatingly long reach, and the DLC represents the first time players will be able to take advantage of its lethal range.

This fourth main DLC for Field of Glory II: Medieval also expands upon the intense turn-based action of the base game by adding four more historically-based campaigns, eight more historical scenarios, and many more features: 22 new units, 60 more army lists, 41 more historical matchups added to Quick Battle mode, increasing the total to 239, most playable from either side.

You can find more info on Rise of the Swiss’ Steam Page.

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sniper-elite-5Rebellion, one of the world’s most successful video games developers and publishers, has today released a new gameplay trailer for Sniper Elite 5 which showcases the enhancements made to its genre defining slow motion Kill Cam. For the first time in the series Kill Cam can now be triggered by particularly clinical shots using SMGs and pistols as well as for eliminations using rifles and takedowns. Watch the new trailer HERE.

Enhancements have been made to both the physics and the visuals behind Sniper Elite 5’s Kill Cam. Bullets can now ricochet off bones causing even further internal devastation which is shown to the player in more detail thanks to enhancements in the visual representation of the characters including more definition on the skeleton, muscles, organs and sinew.

The inclusion of iron sights for both SMGs and pistols, a first for the series, will allow players to be more accurate with those weapons, which will in turn trigger a Kill Cam for the most clinical of shots. Players will also have control over the Kill Cam in real time with ability to speed up/slow down the cinematic as well as being able to adjust the camera angle.

A favourite feature with fans of the franchise, the frequency with which a player sees Kill Cam can be adjusted in the game’s menu, including the ability to turn it off completely.

The weapons in Sniper Elite 5 have been painstakingly recreated from real world reference to ensure maximum authenticity. Players can now customise their weapons by discovering workbenches hidden within the missions. Each workbench will unlock further customisation options. This means that they can adjust their chosen loadout to suit their individual play style and the objective that they are undertaking.

Sniper Elite 5 releases simultaneously on Xbox Game Pass, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 4 & 5, Steam and Windows Store on Thursday May 26th. The game features an immersive campaign, which is playable in single player and two player co-op, adversarial multiplayer for up to 16 players and a new Invasion Mode which allows another player to join your game as an Axis Sniper tasked with taking you out.

Players who pre-order Sniper Elite 5 will also receive the latest mission of the much heralded ‘Target Führer’ campaign entitled “Wolf Mountain”. The Deluxe Edition is also available to pre-order and will include Season Pass One (2 Campaign Missions, 2 Weapon skin packs, 2 Character Packs, 6 Weapon Packs), Target Führer and a P.1938 Suppressed Pistol for those who pre-order.

To keep up to date with all the latest Sniper Elite 5 news please visit sniper.com.

insurgency-sandstormIntroducing the second major free content update in Year 2 of New World Interactive and Focus Entertainment’s smash FPS hit Insurgency: Sandstorm. Now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Steam, and EGS, Operation: Glasshouse features a new map, new weapons, and new character and weapon cosmetics. Watch the launch trailer HERE.

Operation: Glasshouse is themed around one of the winning entries of the Insurgency: Sandstorm Mapping Contest, Prison. Breakout of Mabarak Prison as the Insurgents, or lock it down as Security in the new free map for all players. Immerse yourself in the intensity of close quarters combat within a penitentiary under attack.

The prison theme continues on through the other free and premium content included in Operation: Glasshouse. The premium content is available in the Glasshouse Set Bundle which can be purchased separately or as part of the Year 2 pass and Gold Edition.

FREE CONTENT

  • New Map: Prison
  • New Security Weapon: KSG (shotgun)
  • New Insurgents Weapon: KS-23 (shotgun)
  • New Security Cosmetics Set: Detainer
  • New Insurgents Cosmetics Set: Captive

PREMIUM CONTENT

  • New Weapon Skin: Woodland
  • New Weapon Skin: Carbon Fiber
  • New Security Cosmetics Set: S.O.R.T.
  • New Insurgents Cosmetics Set: Brute
  • New Security Melee Weapon: Baton
  • New Insurgents Melee Weapon: Shiv

Update 1.12 Operation: Glasshouse also includes a number of improvements and bug fixes for all platforms. For more information take a look at the microsite.

Visit the official Insurgency: Sandstorm website for more game information.

The world’s biggest naval MMO across PC and console releases its monthly shipment of fresh content

Wargaming, publisher and developer of World of Warships PC and World of Warships: Legends on the Console, has this week launched content-packed updates for their two leading naval MMOs. World of Warships on PC introduces a new fleet of French Cruisers for players to captain, alongside new Azur Lane content as part of their partnership with the immensely popular mobile game and anime. Alongside this, console players on World of Warships: Legends can experience the new Pan-European Destroyers in Early Access and take on the five-week-long Back to Belfast Campaign to earn the powerful Tier VII version of Belfast ‘43.

New ships, seasons and more in World of Warships PC

Three new French cruisers make their debut appearance in this update. Available in early access players will be able to take the helm of the Tier VIII Cherbourg, Tier IX Brest, and Tier X Marseille, all complete with large-calibre guns and deadly close-range firepower. Watch the French Cruisers in World of Warships trailer HERE. Watch the Update 0.11.4: French Cruisers trailer HERE.

Azur Lane

Azur Lane also returns to the high seas. Available from the 27th of May to collect are ship camouflages for the Iowa, Indomitable, and Shōkaku, alongside 6 new commanders including the famous Bismarck and New Jersey as well as commemorative flags. The AL Aurora and AL Azuma will expand the roster of Azur Lane ships in the game.

Italian Ships

To close out the update, players will also be able to research the full complement of Italian Destroyers, take part in brand new seasons of Ranked and Clan Battles, and test their speed and ferocity in the return of the fan-favourite Arms Race game mode in Random and Co-op battles. You can find the full patch notes and assets here.

Back to Belfast with Pan-European Destroyers in World of Warships: Legends

Leading this update, World of Warships: Legends sees seven Pan-European ships drop anchor in Early Access. One Polish cruiser and six Swedish destroyers are introduced, ranging from Tier I Gryf and Tier VI Skåne. The Tier VII Östergötland and this line of fast-firing destroyers will be fully researchable at the beginning of the next update. Two new Commanders join the ranks. Conrad Helfrich, a universal Pan-European Commander, as well as Stig Hansson Ericson, a dedicated destroyer Commander.

The Back to Belfast campaign also launches as part of this update. Those who complete the campaign with Admiralty Backing active will acquire a powerful Tier VII version of the iconic cruiser: Belfast ‘43. Players can also jump into the brand-new Auction system, bidding doubloons and credits on community lots, which contain a diverse range of items. This update also brings three new arena seasons, which also see the return of most of the Arms Race bonuses.

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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arma-reforgerBy By Jonathan Bolding @ PCGamer

A leaked marketing guide has alleged that the next game in the Arma series may be Arma Reforger, a game using Bohemia Interactive’s new Enfusion engine which is not, notably, Arma 4. Due to the complexity of developing Arma 4, says the guide, Bohemia intends for Arma Reforger to be a bridge between the current Arma community and the new game that will also introduce the franchise to a new audience—console players. Arma Reforger will supposedly launch on both Xbox and PlayStation consoles.

The marketing guide was posted to a Reddit forum called Gaming Leaks and Rumours. It’s being widely treated as credible given that Bohemia themselves are giving a The Future of Arma presentation on May 17th, per a post last week.

The leak says that the game will take place on a fictional island called Everon in the Atlantic ocean, near to other fictional “Armaverse” island Malden. The most notable upset is that it’ll be set in “an alternate 1989″ during a conflict between US and Soviet forces. It’s being positioned as a “military simulation game (as opposed to ‘simulator’)”, which is a more direct way to say that perhaps Arma Reforger will be a bit more accessible than previously. Bohemia also apparently hopes that by releasing the Enfusion engine and technology to modders before the launch of Arma 4 proper, a capable modding community will already be in place for launch.

Notably, the marketing guide also emphasizes Bohemia’s continued work with the International Committee of the Red Cross, previously exemplified by the Laws of War DLC for Arma 3. The marketing guide says that Arma will continue to cultivate the features of the series that have an “anti-war humanitarian focus” by continuing “to expose, disseminate, and promote International Humanitarian Law in-game.”

It’s true when people say that time flies when you’re having fun. World of Tanks has been live on Steam for one whole year already and that means it’s time for the anniversary party. From May 13 through May 23rd Steam players can participate in the Anniversary Giveaway, have fun during in-game activities and get the free DLC with the Cromwell B; which is an absolute iconic British Tier VI tank.

Are you ready to party and play matches with 160 million other players?

Since the launch on Steam, millions of regular PC players were, for the first time, able to join via Steam and be able to play side by side and against each other via cross-play. All players can master five different vehicle types with 11 different nations and over 600 vehicles, explore unique maps based on fields and cities from all across the world and perfect their skills in different game modes that will challenge their teamwork or individual tactics.

Thanks to its loyal fanbase of tankers, the game has also won 4 Golden Joystick awards and two Guinness World Records for the most players simultaneously logged on to an MMO server.

Get a Free DLC with the Cromwell B!

There can be no birthday party without birthday presents and that is why Wargaming decided that everyone who is joining the festivities via Steam is getting a free Tier VI British Cromwell tank.

The famous British Cromwell tank is super fun to play with because of its decent speed, manoeuvrability and rapid reload time. Tankers can outmanoeuvre or flank their enemies, and go help teammates or just spot from one side of a map to the other rapidly. The Cromwell gives players various styles to play and provides its part for a flawless victory!

Starting from May 13th at 19:00h Central European Summer Time the DLC “Lightweight Fighter Pack” will receive a 100% discount on Steam worth €17.99. It means that players can park a swift and perilous Tier VI Premium British medium tank in their Garage for free via this link. This special deal ends at 19:00h Central European Summer Time on May 23rd, so tankers should not miss their chance to grab a Premium tank for free.

For more information on World of Tanks, visit the games official website.

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nvidia-geforce-logoSource: TechPowerUp!

NVIDIA has released the latest version of the GeForce Game Ready drivers. These come with optimization for “Evil Dead: The Game,” “Dolmen,” and “Vampire: The Masquerade – Swansong.” Intermittent DirectX related application crashes with Adobe Premiere Pro, have been fixed. The company also identified a handful new issues.

You can download the GeForce 512.77 WHQL Game Ready drivers via GeForce.com.

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