Monthly Archives: May 2012

World of Tanks Patch 7.4 Public Test

We are getting very close to the final release of Patch 7.4 for World of Tanks. In case you refuse to wait, why not participate in the Public Test? Not only will you have a chance to see all the new features, but also help the Devs, by providing helpful feedback and comments. After all, World of Tank would not be as great as it is if the world of the people did not influence it, from time to time. Check the official announcement for the details on downloading and installing the test client, or read below.

French D2 Tank

Rapid testing of current and future French tanks is under way. The wine cooling system is better than ever.

World of Tanks: The British are coming

Finally, after a long wait, the British tanks are coming. We do not know when will they appear, but at least we get to see some of them, together with a fancy trailer and a brand new Brit Tank-Tree. Although we do not have any in-game details about these tanks, we can always look to history for some answers, or at least suggestions. Without further stalling, set your mind accordingly, and let us jump head first into the British Tank Tree.

Aliens: Colonial Marines preview

Aliens Colonial Marines

All the movie xenomorphs featured in all three films are up for the kill.

If you were hoping you’d find this much-awaited game in your Christmas stocking, you’re going to be disappointed as it is one of 3 big releases pushed back to early 2013 – Sega say the 12th of February, to be precise.

Aliens: Colonial Marines is a first-person shooter, and (according to film director James Cameron) is the most faithful game/film adaptation to date. All the teaser trailers and previews look very promising, and the majority of the forums out also gave it the thumbs up.

Metro: Last Light – Enter the Metro Video

As it was written in 28 Days Later, “The End if very f*cking nigh.” so too in this Video do we see how the “Metro” was born. A short film with that “special something”. It might not be as touching as the Dead Island Teaser, but you are bound to feel a tremble in your guts as you watch it. Perhaps this is how it looked in Fallout, but since we never had a chance to see the end of the world in Fallout, I find this introduction to the story exceptional. Any of us who played the game (Metro 2033) would know that, unlike in Fallout, there was no hope of survival on the surface. Finally, the eerie music at the end does not only reveal what Metro feels like underground, but also on the surface, as you stumble through the ancient remains and ghosts of the “Old World”.”Armageddon!”

My only small disappointment is how peaceful the people were, while being stopped by a handful of soldiers. All things considered, if you have a few minutes to spare, worth a watch, then another one, and another one…

Heroes & Generals enters Closed Beta!

The time has finally come. Heroes & Generals enters Closed Beta, to the joy of everybody and anybody who wants to play this great upcoming title. What is so special about Heroes & Generals? It has both FPS and Strategy elements. As a Hero you take part in battles, customize your characters and earn badges. As a General you order your Groups, cooperating with the other Generals to achieve victory in the war. Although still in development Heroes & Generals shines brightly. The graphics are astonishing, the combat is intense, yet everything flows. You are not restricted entirely to one role. You could be a rifleman, a panzer crewman, perhaps a warplane pilot. As the game develops more elements will be introduced, offering more choices, rewards and in some cases, complexity. Be part of the distinguished group of people who will help shape Heroes & Generals and sign up for the Closed Beta, today!

Heroes & Generals

"Quick! Rush to the Beta!"

World of Warplanes Closed Beta Announced

Great news for anybody who enjoys the skies in a bomber or fighter. World of Warplanes announced a Closed Beta today. According to the official article, after the 31st of May more people are to be recruited into testing, with a higher priority put on those who were not yet “hired”.

World of Warplanes

World of Warplanes

I played Dwarf Fortress, and I felt I won.

Dwarf Fortress is the single most demanding strategy game I ever had to play. Of course, there are “easy” starts, under the right circumstances, but I always chose my own starting spots. My first go at Dwarf Fortress was two years ago, and I was honestly helpless. I could not figure out farming, construction or management, even with the help of the Wiki. Maybe I was too lazy to understand the Wiki or I lacked the intellect boost chip I installed over the winter, but today I felt as if I won. There is no such thing as “Winning” a game in Dwarf Fortress. Instead, you can survive for a very long time and eventually see what will cause your downfall this time. Demons? Goblin Invasion? Starvation? I would say it is up to you, but in fact what makes you lose in Dwarf Fortress is not under your control.

Dwarf Fortress

Location, location, location!

Warlock: Master of the Arcane Starter Guide

In Warlock: Master of the Arcane you could easily get off the wrong foot. You might construct the wrong buildings, train the wrong units, research the wrong spells. After a while you find that formula which suits you best, and which you will use over and over again. Later the situation might change, as you adjust your overall strategy and city/army building, but a good start is the most crucial part of any game.

In this guide I would want to talk about the beginning of any game you could have, in Warlock: Master of the Arcane. I will bring you attention to a number of priorities you should have, and what to pay attention to.

Warlock: Master of the Arcane

Your very first decisions might be the most important ones.

Naval War: Arctic Circle Review

I enjoy the 2nd World War for a number of reasons. A lot of the technology we have available today, was not present at that time. You did not have long-range missiles, jet fighters, satellite images or Spy Planes. You were down on all fours wondering whether the force to your left was still your ally, or already the enemy. Everything was crude and basic, with tanks making their first proper appearance via Blitzkrieg. Naval warfare also took a wide turn with the use of Aircraft Carriers, and the development of even deadlier Battleships. Even though planes played a crucial role during Naval warfare the ships themselves still held a role. When I played Navy Fleet I could gaze upon different giants of the Époque, firing off their salvos at incoming enemy ships, while smaller ships tried to protect them from torpedoes or enemy planes. What Naval War: Arctic Circle managed to do is snap me out of this dream world into the harsh reality of Modern Warfare.

Despite this awakening, Naval War: Arctic Warfare suffers greatly from a number of problems I will explain in detail. A game with a great concept, but with a sub-par performance.

Naval War

Heroes & Generals Pre-Beta Preview

A long time ago I played Battleground Europe. A massive MMO where the Axis and Allies fought in the Western Front, and everything was under the control of countless players. From the lowliest Rifleman to the High-Ranking Marshalls, there was no question of Moderators intervening in the events that unfolded, and the climatic battles bought me over, for some time at least. When I heard of Heroes & Generals, by Reto-Moto, I thought “Battleground Europe?”, but that thought was quickly washed away as more news unfolded. Recently I took part in the Heroes & Generals special Press Event and I would want to tell you about this upcoming great title, which should be worth your time if you enjoy a mix of Battleground Europe, with Battlefield 1942 and a strategy game which does not come to my mind yet.

Heroes & Generals

Heroes & Generals