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Company of Heroes 2: Ardennes Assault
Finally, fans of Company of Heroes 2 can depict one of the most famous engagements in World War II: the Battle of the Bulge. The latest expansion, “Ardennes Assault” adds new content to single and multiplayer. Players will be able to watch the Battle of the Bulge take place through the perspective of three unique officers as they vie for the crucial region of Ardennes.
“Ardennes Assault” includes Monte Durante, Captain of Fox Company. This fourth company features special abilities like M83 Cluster Bombs, Pinpoint Accurate Artillery, and elite Fox Company Rangers. Each company featured in “Ardennes Assault” has their own unique units, upgradeable abilities, specializations, and play styles.
Fans should enjoy the expansion as it further explores the Western European front of World War II. While “The Western Front Armies” was only a multiplayer expansion to Company of Heroes 2, “Ardennes Assault” brings home one of the most critical and lauded engagements of the war. Check out the trailer below. +Continue Reading
Lone Survivor director Peter Berg and star Taylor Kitsch (who played Lt. Michael Murphy in the film) have teamed up again for a new commercial that shows off the new Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, which launches next week for PC, both XBoxes and both PlayStations.
You get a first person view as Kitsch guides you through a Lagos, Nigeria war zone in 2059. The commercial represents yet another episode in Berg and Kitsch’s professional relationship. The actor got his big break starring in Berg’s Friday Night Lights and they both bravely soldiered together through the Battleship movie experience a couple of years back.
The commercial tries to focus on the new twists that are supposed to keep the game fresh. In an interview with Variety, Berg said, ““We wanted to replicate what you’ll see when you play it. It was important to Activision that the game was accurate and not promising something that it isn’t. We didn’t want to overpromise what the game could deliver. Everything we designed, we designed with the game guys there.” +Continue Reading
Raise your hand if you remembered that former Panamanian dictator (and object of 1989’s Operation Just Cause) Manuel Noriega was still alive? President Bush launched the invasion to take down our former ally after his drug-dealing ways became too embarrassing for the United States.
After Navy SEALs destroyed Noriega’s boat and jet in Operation Nifty Package, the “Panamanian Strongman” hid out in the Vatican embassy and the U.S.A. either embarked on a psy-ops terror campaign to smoke him out by turning giant speakers towards his hideout and playing Van Halen’s “Panama” on an endless loop or just shared normal Armed Forces radio programming with Noriega.
The dictator surrendered after a couple of weeks, got hauled back to the United States and tried for drug dealing. He’s since served time here and been extradited to France where he was tried and served time for money laundering. In 2011, Noriega was shipped back to Panama and got locked up for human rights violations. +Continue Reading
It’s been one year since Company of Heroes 2 landed on PCs. Originally focusing on the Eastern European front, now fans get a chance to fight battles in the West with Company of Heroes 2: The Western Front Armies. +Continue Reading
Watch Dogs is a rarity in the modern video games business: it’s a genuine hit that’s not a sequel to a game that everyone’s been playing for years. Delayed for what seemed like eons, it finally came out last month and Titan Books has released The Art of Watch Dogs, a book that explores extensive concept and development art with detailed creator commentary. +Continue Reading
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare comes out November 4th and Activision has figured out a new approach to keep the world’s most successful shooter game in the public eye. Not only did they hire Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey to provide voice talent for the game, they convinced him to pair that voice with a video avatar of himself. +Continue Reading
By Daniel Reeder
Titanfall (for Xbox One and PC) is one of the most anticipated games in a long time. It’s an FPS where you play a free-running, jetpack-wearing, futuristic armored soldier who can call down (and jump into) a mech (the Titan), which has more firepower than a modern armored platoon, extra subwoofers and a gyroscopic drink holder that protects your slushy when you’re falling from orbit? What’s not to like? +Continue Reading
If you’ve ever heard the phrase “hurry up and wait,” you know that serving in the military can be as boring as it is pulse-pounding. Sometimes a piece of entertainment can make a world of difference in the quality of life of a deployed service member. Stephen Machuga, an Army veteran, began Operation Supply Drop in 2010 to provide engaging entertainment so service members deployed overseas. After years of hard work, Operation Supply Drop is now receiving backing from big names in the video game industry including ASTRO Gaming, Rooster Teeth, Wargaming.net, and Naughty Dog. To help push their efforts, Operation Supply Drop is now running 8-Bit Salute: a 24 hour gaming marathon that will take place in May to raise funds for the charity. +Continue Reading
by Daniel Reeder
NERDWARNORD: This video may go down at some point. I’m pretty sure it was leaked. You certainly can’t preorder yet on the Blizzard page.
BLUF — When you preorder the new World of Warcraft expansion, Warlords of Draenor, you will be able to boost any one character straight to level 90. This way you and your friends will all be the same level and all prepared for the new content, raids, dungeons, quests, etc. at the same time. If the character you’re boosting is over level 60 already, it will receive a commensurate boost to its primary two professions and first aid, taking them all straight to the maximum profession level (which is currently 600 in “Mists of Pandaria”; you will no doubt be able to keep leveling once within Warlords of Draenor). +Continue Reading
War doesn’t always start with a carefully planned attack – sometimes all it takes is a single mistake. On the afternoon of January 27th, 2014, a single pilot in the game “EVE Online” forgot to pay rent on a space station in a strategically valuable star system. His negligence started one of the biggest battles in the history of online gaming, lasted 21 hours, involved over seven thousand players and saw $300,000 worth of ships destroyed. +Continue Reading