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World of Tanks: Roll Out! Comic Book Issue 1 Release Date

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August 26, 2016 — Wargaming and Dark Horse Comics announced today that the highly anticipated first issue of the World of Tanks: Roll Out comic series will hit comic book stores and digital distribution on August 31. The first ever comic book inspired by Wargaming’s massively multiplayer online game World of Tanks brings all the thrills, tension and armored conflict World of Tanks players demand. This hard-hitting story, written by Garth Ennis (Preacher, War Stories, The Punisher), is a historically-based war tale, skillfully illustrated by the renowned Carlos Ezquerra (Judge Dredd, Strontium Dog, War Stories Vol. 2). Each issue is wrapped in the epic cover art of Isaac Hannaford (Halo: Reach, The Punisher) and bursts with the explosive action found in the panels of World of Tanks: Roll Out.

The premier issue of armored combat debuts alongside the first in a series of in-game Premium tank bundles based on the iconic “hero” tanks from the comic book’s storyline. Now tank commanders can read the adventures of the valiant vehicles in the comic book and continue the campaign by playing the “hero” tanks on the Xbox One, Xbox 360, and PlayStation®4 versions of World of Tanks.

Comic Artwork

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Set during the epic tank battles of 1944, which proved to be pivotal on the outcome of the war, World of Tanks: Roll Out follows a crew of young British tankers as they push deeper into post-D-Day Normandy, toward a battalion of seasoned German armored units. Flanked and tracked by the Germans at almost every turn, the inexperienced British tankers traverse a battle-scarred France while the danger around them escalates and the outcome of the war hangs in the balance.

“As we explored the idea of a World of Tanks comic book, the first priority was ensuring that we told an authentic and historically based tale of combat that was in line with Warming’s commitment to military authenticity,” stated Erik Whiteford, Wargaming’s Director of Marketing. “Having the leading writer in the war comic genre, Garth Ennis, and legendary illustrator, Carlos Ezquerra, as the creative team behind World of Tanks: Roll Out guaranteed the execution of a story in true Wargaming fashion; gritty and packed with realistic and pulse-pounding tank combat.”

As a part of the release of World of Tanks: Roll Out, the World of Tanks Premium Shop for console will be offering limited-time bundles featuring the British Cromwell, known as “Snakebite”. Pulled directly from the pages of the comic, the signature Tier VI British Cromwell light tank comes with the Snakebite Crew Skill, which improves overall accuracy. Nimble and highly maneuverable, this tank darts across the map, trading armor for speed, while still packing a powerful punch. Three individual Snakebite-themed bundles will be available on August 31.

World of Tanks: Roll Out comic issue #1 will be available, in English, digitally at Dark Horse Digital and in comic book stores in North America, Australia, Western and Eastern Europe on August 31, followed by four more issues of intense tank combat.

http://www.darkhorse.com/Comics/29-843/World-of-Tanks-1

13 Minutes of BioShock Remastered

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You can now watch the first thirteen minutes of the fully remastered BioShock, from the upcoming BioShock: The Collection, coming to PS4, Xbox One and PC on September 13th. This new extended gameplay commentary video is available for download or embed via the links below. You can also watch additional gameplay videos showing the opening minutes of the remastered versions of BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite on the 2K YouTube channel.

Vampyr 15 Minutes Pre-Alpha Gameplay Trailer

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August 26, 2016 – The past week’s Gamescom 2016 has been the perfect opportunity for journalists to discover Vampyr, the Action-RPG from DontNod, the creators of Life is Strange. The press had the chance to attend presentations made by the developers, and thus learn more about the game, its story and its gameplay mechanics.

We’re extending that invitation to those of you at home in the form of a 15 minute gameplay video of our pre-alpha version, showcasing some of the ideas that make Vampyr a unique gameplay experience, where the narrative is directly tied to the gameplay. Without any spoilers, our presentation begins a little after the beginning of the game. Now aware of being a vampire, our protagonist Dr Jonathan Reid must come to terms with what he has become, meeting some of the characters you will interact with along your journey – some of whom are aware of what you are, and also share the same affliction.

This video is taken from a pre-alpha version of the game, and while many aspects are still very early in their development process – notably the combat system – you’ll get to see many of the gameplay ideas currently being worked on.

Investigate the people of London, and peer through their bodies to see the quality of blood that flows through them. Perhaps you find a terrible person who you believe deserves to die, and decide to feed on him. But what if he suffers from poor quality blood? Perhaps a father – with no reason to lose his life – has the purest blood, and will therefore gain you greater experience points… your moral choices will directly affect the game world as you struggle to come to terms with your human/vampire duality.

Taking lives in London is not easy. Killing too many in a district may cause its infrastructure to collapse and turn into disarray. Every single life will also have a butterfly effect on the other NPCs surrounding them. Every life you take away will have consequences for the city and the people around them: Cursed be the choice!

Vampyr comes out on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2017.

Fractured Space Gets Beta Launch Date

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August 25, 2016 – Edge Case Games, developers of the team-based space combat game, Fractured Space, today revealed the game is scheduled to officially launch in beta on September 15, 2016. More details on the launch will be revealed at PAX West in Seattle from September 2–5, with media and community members invited to attend, play the game, and meet the team.

After two successful years in Early Access, where the game has evolved from a bare bones team match to a fully-fledged game with over 20 ships, customizable ship load outs to affect ship capabilities, selectable crew members that influence bonuses, a balanced free-to-play economy that seeks to provide great value to all players, and soon, even more features set to roll out at launch. To learn more about the new features planned for launch and to get set for your review code on September 15, come see Fractured Space at PAX West!

From September 2–5, Fractured Space will be exhibited at the sold-out PAX West gaming show in Seattle.

Community members are also encouraged to contact the Edge Case community team for a chance to meet and play with the team during the show.

Fractured Space is a team-based space combat game fought in gigantic capital ships with the intensity of a shooter and the big-picture-thinking of a strategy game. Originally launched on Steam Early Access in November 2014 to critical and commercial success, Fractured Space has attracted over 600,000 players as the game continuously evolves using an open development model where the community is encouraged to talk directly to the development team, highly influencing the development of the final game.

For updates on Fractured Space please follow us on Twitter at @FracturedSpace or on Facebook.

Politics and Trials in The Guild 3

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Vienna (Austria) – 25. August 2016: In The Guild 3 players decide for themselves, on which comprehensive and completely game-changing aspects, they want to focus on. Once a solid financial foundation has been achieved, The Guild 3 allows players to set the economy system to “automatic” and therefore have the freedom to focus on politics and intrigues, might, influence and wealth.

Politics and trials are elements, we already know from older Guild-titles. Roughly based on the concepts from past games in the series, they are now both simplified and, ironically enough, even more complex through the ways they impact the gameplay.

Political Offices & Court Trials
Based on a pyramid-like structure, the political offices have simple rules., each office works at the requests of the office above it and when there’s a vacancy in the structure, characters from reputable families can postulate to get the position. The current holders of higher positions will vote, and the winner will be given the office.

In the game, trials have the same dynamic as elections. Three judges preside and they will vote for a sentence for your crime, ranging from acquittal to death penalty. The outcome is determined by the average vote and, depending on your influence (if you bought 2 judges out of 3, for example), you could still be sentenced, but would have to pay a lower fine.

Popular Opinion
A component that can really change the outcome of both elections and trials in The Guild 3 is the notion of popular opinion. Those years, after all, were marked by the emergence of the Humanism philosophy that would later sweep Europe and the rest of the world. For the first time, nobility had to start listening, at least in part, to some of what “the People” had to say.

While the population doesn’t have a say in the affairs of the city and the offices, they do have a standpoint. If you are a popular character and you are being charged with a crime, for instance, it will be known by the masses and chances are they will support an outcome in your favor.

If, for example, the judges or some other political enemies of the character select a very harsh sentence for a petty crime, the population might think that a grave injustice has been done and turn against the judges themselves.

Power & Authority
There will be many political positions (less if your city is smaller), separated into chambers. Even if you can be elected to just one position at a time, you can also influence other chambers (e.g. through putting a family member) – but up to a certain point. Like we discussed Wednesday, popular opinion is something that can boil over. If the population suspects that the system is corrupted, they could turn on you.

This offers gameplay to every elected positions, and incites you to hold on to offices and put as many people as possible in many different positions. It also allows you to advance positions, while opening and closing doors along the way. For players who attain high levels of power, this reality creates interesting situations where you can’t simply rule with an iron fist. If you do, the population might revolt and come burn your house, or even harm you. You have to work on multiple levels, and at least give the impression that you’re taking the popular opinion in consideration.

Of course, popular opinion is something that can easily change. You know, with a couple of scandals here and there…

Master of Orion Launch Trailer

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August 25, 2016 — WG Labs and NGD Studios are proud to announce the release of Master of Orion. The innovative reimagining of one of the most beloved PC strategy titles of all time takes off today at 10:00 am PST. The originator of classic 4X (eXplore, eXpand, eXploit, eXterminate) gameplay, Master of Orion introduced gamers to an experience where choice was the key to success…or failure. Diplomacy, exploration and combat across a vast galaxy of unique races and worlds ensured that every playthrough was unique, providing seemingly endless replay value.

Staying true to these roots, WG Labs and NGD Studios’ reimagining of Master of Orion also adds a universe’s worth of new content and improvements, including new visuals, full-voice over from a star-studded cast including Mark Hamill, Alan Tudyk and Michael Dorn, a new race, real-time tactical battles and more. To ensure the most complete experience, NGD Studios also solicited player feedback during the game’s Early Access period, where their thoughts on every single aspect of the game was open to consideration, with many of the community’s suggestions being incorporated into the game.

“Master of Orion had a profound influence on my career,” said Victor Kislyi, CEO of Wargaming. “Being able to bring this classic back to life is an honor. It was a true inspiration and a very rewarding experience. With the help of our community, who were with us every step of the way, WG Labs and NGD Studios reimagined an iconic experience with new content and sharp visuals.”

“Master of Orion has been a unique project for everyone at NGD Studios,” said Andrés Chilkowski, CEO of NGD Studios. “We made sure that the heart of what made Master of Orion a unique 4X experience remains, while revamping the game with high-quality graphics, immersive gameplay and a talented voice cast. We’re excited to bring Master of Orion to a new generation of gamers and passionate fans.”

Master of Orion is now available for purchase in two editions – Standard and Collector’s Edition. The Standard version of game, priced at $29.99, delivers all of the classic gameplay of the iconic title with the aforementioned enhancements and improvements. The Collector’s Edition, priced at $49.99 also includes a digital art book, full orchestral soundtrack by the original Master of Orion composer, retro pixel ship skins, and an exclusive race: the formidable Terran Khanate. Both versions of the game can be purchased and downloaded via the links below:

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Lastly, as a special gesture to Wargaming account holders, every purchase of Master of Orion that is linked to a Wargaming.net Account will receive a free copy of the iconic real-time-strategy game Total Annihilation. Produced by Ron Gilbert and designed by Chris Taylor, the title is still considered one of the most defining RTS titles ever made.

To get this classic title just link the game to a new (or existing) Wargaming.net account: click “Options” in the Master of Orion Main Menu and follow the prompts from the “Wargaming.net Account” button. With just a few clicks, the epic RTS classic is ready to play.

For more information on Master of Orion visit:

Fallout 4: Nuka-World Bottle and Cappy Trailer

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August 25, 2016 – Summer’s almost over, but it’s not too late to take a trip to Nuka-World, American’s Favorite Vacation Destination! Before cramming the whole family in your Chryslus Corvega, grab your Nuka-World Park Guide, and then take a few minutes to meet Nuka-World’s wonderful hosts, Bottle and Cappy, and learn more about the park by watching the following park safety video: https://youtu.be/K5uFXByM1UU.

Set for release worldwide on Tuesday, August 30th for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Fallout 4: Nuka-World is a vast amusement park now a lawless city of Raiders. Explore an all-new region with an open wasteland and park zones like Safari Adventure, Dry Rock Gulch, Kiddie Kingdom, and the Galactic Zone. Lead lethal gangs of Raiders and use them to conquer settlements, bending the Commonwealth to your will. Nuka-World features new quests, Raiders, weapons, creatures, and more. Enjoy the ride!

Pure Farming 17: The Simulator Full Trailer

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August 25th, 2016 – Wroclaw, Poland/… Recently Techland Publishing announced its plans on bringing to life its own farming simulation game with Pure Farming 17: The Simulator.

After an immensely successful showing at Gamescom 2016, the team has now released the full announcement trailer which showcases the extensive variety the game will offer.

“Pure Farming 17: The Simulator Announcement Trailer” can be viewed here.

Pure Farming 17: The Simulator’s key features include
·         The complete farming experience: try your hand at almost every possible aspect of the farming experience

·         Multiple locations: develop farms in 4 distinct regions – North America , Europe, Asia and South America – each with their own unique regional crops

·         Fully licensed machines: over 70+ licensed machines from recognized agricultural hardware manufacturers

·         Tinker under the hood: maintain and improve your farming equipment in your machine workshop for optimal efficiency

·         Pitch in through co-op: collective farming for up to 4 players

·         Progress yourself through story quests: story based jobs and opportunities create unique player development possibilities

·         Hire to expand: hire help to maintain your farms while you explore and develop into new areas of interest

Crossout Early Access Now Available

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(MOSCOW, RUSSIAN FEDERATION) – August 24th, 2016 — Award-winning developer and publisher of smash hit, War Thunder, Gaijin Entertainment and Targem Games development studio today announced that their new team-based vehicle combat MMO Crossout is now available on Steam Early Access for PC. Steam players will get a chance to join the Closed Beta by buying the Early Access Pack ‘Westland Warrior’ which includes the ‘Bloodhound’, a unique armored vehicle equipped with two powerful ‘Sledgehammer’ shotguns, 2000 in-game coins, featuring an exclusive character portrait and special dark-red paint. All pack content will be available in-game immediately and at the end of Closed Beta it will be reset and reassigned to the account, with the start of free-to-play Open Beta.

Get Crossout Early Access Pack “Westland Warrior’ for $29.99/ £24.99 / 29.99€ here:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/386180

We are delighted to launch Crossout on Steam through Early Access and continue to build our vocal and collaborative community before Open Beta starts”, said Stanislav Skorb , CEO of Targem Games. “Closed Beta players help us shape the direction of development to build the experience that the community demands.”

With Steam Early Access launch, Crossout contains all the latest content updates including new PvE Missions and additional maps:

Convoy Escort

Scavengers are willing to fork out a tidy sum to any mercenary who ensures safe passage of an armored truck. Players need to follow the truck and defend it from other scavengers and help it cross the map successfully. The map was created especially for this mission with a long route that has almost no turns. Enemies will be attacking the convoy along the way. In the middle of the map there is a radar station, which is a perfect place for an ambush. The main clashes will be waiting for players there. Reward for this mission depends on the distance players can pass.

Heist
In this mission, players will try to grab some goodies from a settlement based in Terminal-45 and take it to the evacuation spot. Here players will face not only the enemies which can appear from everywhere, but turrets as well, as they attack a well defended settlement. The map is like a giant labyrinth, with rubbish dumps, garages, living spaces and transport routes all scattered around the territory of the former port terminal. The heist attempt also has a time limit so failing to complete it before the timer ends means losing the round.

Map Control 17

Bringing the total number of maps to 10, Map Control 17 is the latest addition to the game. An open and spacious map, it offers a lot of fun for long range weapons lovers and high speed drivers. Since there is no place to hide for a substantial amount of time, the only way to survive is to be the first to attack the enemy. Be quick, be unpredictable, be desperate – this map indulges brave scavengers. Sneak around destroyed radar dishes, hunt for lonely drivers, and watch your back. Someone can be hunting you at the same moment!

About Crossout

Set in a post-apocalyptic world devastated by an alien invasion and human genetic testing gone awry, Crossout is an MMO vehicle combat game, offering players complete customisation in building and upgrading deadly armored vehicles to destroy enemies in open PvP battles. Crossout gives players thousands of possibilities to design their vehicle, including shape, armor, weapons, support systems and, of course, cosmetic enhancements. More about Crossout: http://crossout.net/

Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition Revealed

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New York, NY – August 24, 2016 – 2K and Firaxis Games are excited to announce the Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI 25th Anniversary Edition. Limited to 20,000 copies worldwide, the offering will celebrate 25 years of the Civilization franchise, which began in 1991 with the groundbreaking Sid Meier’s Civilization.  The Sid Meier’s Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition will be available exclusively for PC, at participating retailers for a suggested retail price of $89.99.

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The Sid Meier’s Civilization VI 25th Anniversary Edition will include the following:

  • Copy of Sid Meier’s Civilization VI game and all bonus digital content found in the Digital Deluxe Edition*;
  • 25th Anniversary Edition premium packaging;
  • Exclusive 25th Anniversary commemorative coin set with display case;
  • “Civilization Through the Years” 100-Page hardcover art book;
  • Aztec Civilization Pack pre-order bonus**;

“Generations of gamers have been able to experience the award-winning Civilization franchise, and 2K is honored to bring Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, to fans on October 21,” said Matt Gorman, Vice President of Marketing at 2K.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI marks another milestone in the Civilization franchise, which has sold-in over 35 million units worldwide and changed the gaming landscape by bringing the strategy genre to unparalleled heights. In Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, cities will physically expand across the map to create new, deep strategic layers, active research in technology and culture will unlock new potential ways to play; and the large variety of leaders will pursue their own agendas based on their historical character traits as players race to achieve victory however they choose to play.

“The vitality of Civilization is in the new ideas that each design team brings to the game as well as the passion and feedback from an incredible community,” said Sid Meier, Director of Creative Development at Firaxis Games. “We hope players enjoy the vibrant living world and the new features the team has created in this latest offering. I’m proud of the work they’ve done, and I hope you will enjoy playing Civilization VI as much as they’ve enjoyed making it. Here’s to the next 25 years!”

Developed by Firaxis Games, Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up by the ESRB, and is available for pre-order now on Windows PC, and will be released worldwide on October 21, 2016 for $59.99. Expand your empire further with the Civilization VI Digital Deluxe Edition which includes the full base game, the 25th Anniversary Digital Soundtrack, and access to four post-launch DLC packs that will add new maps, scenarios, civilizations and leaders for a bundled discount of $79.99.

For more information on Sid Meier’s Civilization® VI, visit www.civilization.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow Civilization on Twitter and Instagram and subscribe on YouTube.