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Top 10 Best Assault Rifles

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 06:16
Hi guys,

According to the website, the top 10 Best Assault Rifles are:

4.M16 Rifle
5.Heckler & Koch G36
8.Steyr AUG

What is your chart? Have you used any of above listed in gaming?
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Battlefield 3 for Free

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 19:34
Until June 3, Battlefield 3 is free on Origin!

This is a really good deal!

I think EA would be smart to give away BF4 for a week or so. If the game has really improved as DICE claims, this would be the best way to openly demonstrate that fact. And they would still make money off of the DLC.
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Best free PC games ever

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 13:36 Here's someone's opinion on the best free pc games. Some I've played and some I've never heard of. #15. War Thunder, played it and am going to revisit as tanks are now active. Like it. #14. World of Tanks- played it, prolly won't go back. #11. Star trek online, liked it; bias as to it should be higher but that might be my Sci-fi interest. #10-Age of Conan, as a Conan book reader way back I wanted to like this game but bailed after a week or so. #9.Hawken- Just started playing this and am liking it so far; time will tell. (and my wallet if I pop for credits) #8. Star Wars: The Old Republic, Good spot; like it. #5. Team Fortress 2-lot of time in this game, still play occasionally. #2. Lord of the rings online, I dunno; played it but didn't really grab me like other games. I wouldn't have it this high. And #1. Path of Exile. Never played it, what am I missing? Anyone play this?
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Supreme Ruler 1936 Official Release Announcement

Mon, 05/12/2014 - 16:08

I just wanted to share our news. We are very excited to announce the official release for Supreme Ruler 1936;

Quote: Ancaster, Canada - May 9, 2014 – BattleGoat Studios is today pleased to announce the official launch of Supreme Ruler 1936. David Thompson, Lead Designer and Co-Founder of BattleGoat commented, “This is our most ambitious title to date and the scale of the game is truly immense. There are thousands of historical events that may or may not come into play depending upon the actions of the player; players need to watch their economy, diplomacy, and even weather patterns floating across the world that could turn a potential battlefield into a muddy or snowy quagmire; and when they go to battle they have access to the historical military units of WWII and much, much, more!”

With four Campaigns, six Scenarios, and three Sandbox Maps playable from almost 100 different regions, Supreme Ruler 1936 brings the scope and sweep of World War II to strategy gamers. A Real-Time Geo-Political Strategy game, Supreme Ruler 1936 combines resources, economy, diplomacy, and battalion-level tactical warfare.

BattleGoat Studios would like to thank everyone that supported us through Steam Early Access and helped us to make Supreme Ruler 1936 the best game possible!
Steam Store:

About Supreme Ruler 1936
Supreme Ruler 1936 is Real Time Geo-Political Strategy Game for PC (and soon Mac). Take control of a nation in the World War II era and guide it through a significant Military Campaign, or attempt one of many Set-Piece Historical Scenarios. Players can also customize their play experience with the Sandbox Mode and play as any Nation with their own preferred Victory Condition.
- Play Multiple Campaigns from either the Axis or Allied perspective.
- Take Control of any Nation in Sandbox Mode and impact the outcome of the era.
- Battle the elements! Fully integrated weather model influences battlefield outcomes.
- Challenge yourself with Historical Scenarios for a faster-paced gameplay experience.
- The butterfly effect... Influence the timeline and outcome of thousands of historical events.
- Use Diplomacy, Trade, Espionage, and Intimidation to influence the policies of other nations.
- Research new Technologies to give your nation a significant military advantage.
- Modernize your economy to support whatever social and military policies you choose.
- Sophisticated Real-Time Strategic and Tactical Control of your Military Forces.
- Detailed historically-accurate armies down to the Battalion level.
- Choose your level of control. Make all decisions or use your Cabinet Ministers to help.
- Significant graphic improvements to 3D terrain and Graphic User Interface
- Up to 16 players in Multiplayer over local network or Internet

About BattleGoat Studios
BattleGoat Studios is a Canadian Software Developer committed to developing leading edge "Intelligent Strategy Games". BattleGoat’s game design history dates back to the first text-based Supreme Ruler game in 1982, making Supreme Ruler one of the longest computer gaming franchises still in development. The design team firmly believes that Strategy Gamers are looking for more sophisticated games that also remain fun to play. BattleGoat insists that their approach to development will always emphasize an accurate, heavily researched environment assuring players an entertaining and immersive gameplay experience. Their previous PC releases are Supreme Ruler 2010, Supreme Ruler 2020, and Supreme Ruler Cold War.

Twitter: @battlegoat / @SR1936
Forum: If you have any questions, please let me know.
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Trouble finding gamers? SpawnMe helps you find like-minded gamers! (Private Beta)

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:00

After many months of coding, I'm finally done with my brand new website, SpawnMe. This thread is meant to give a basic idea of the website and to also recruit beta testers to test things out before our public announcement.

What is SpawnMe?
SpawnMe is a gaming social network which helps you connect with gamers from all around the world. You may have probably seen a person looking for people to play with on forums, blogs or even Yahoo answers. SpawnMe is here to fix the problem by allowing users to easily find players to play with.

How does it work?
1. Choose your game
Tell SpawnMe which game that you would like to play, add it to your profile by including your gaming information for that game like level, class, world and so on.

2. Let us match you
SpawnMe will search for players playing the same game as you who are also trying to find a match.

3. Enjoy!
Whenever a player has been found, a chat between you two will be created. Allowing you to view the other persons profile, check their information for the game and decide together what you are going to do next, weather it's killing a boss in-game or trading items.

But there is more!
More features are added to SpawnMe regularly, you can customize your profile, add your favorite games and add persons that you like to your friend list to give your profile a more personal feel.
Soon enough, Guilds/Clans will be released for many games, allowing users to create their highly customizable profiles for their small community in game.

Our goal
Our goal is to make online gaming more enjoyable, we want SpawnMe to be the first thing that comes to your mind when you buy a new game. That's why we need your help to spread the word!

Early registration
Even though our website isn't live yet, we do accept early registrations. Members who register before our launch will receive a little award that could be displayed on their personal page. What are you waiting for? Sign up now!

Beta testing
To make sure that the experience would be as good as possible with SpawnMe, we want a couple of beta testers that could test out basic website functions before our launch and report bugs/errors if found. Beta testers, like early users will also have an award that could be displayed on their personal page.

To apply, register an account and write your username in this thread. Chosen beta testers will be PM'd.

Visit! Attached Images
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Killing Floor 2 Announced

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 15:27
This was not the Tripwire announcement I've been waiting for. :( :D

Killing Floor 2 exclusive first look: co-op FPS horror with the most advanced gore system ever

It's funny: I thought the original was a solid game, and I definitely had some fun times with it, but for some reason I have completely forgotten all about this other Tripwire game. I really need to reinstall it and take a look.

Quote: [Killing Floor 2] is the first time we've been able to develop a game from start to finish with what I would call a reasonable size staff and a reasonable size budget," says John Gibson, Tripwire's president and a co-founder along with Munk.

Gibson is entertaining and outspoken for a company president. Tripwire's pedigree for realistic weaponry stems from Gibson's passion for them. Many guns in Killing Floor 2, like the Commando class's SCAR Mk 17 and AK-12, are modeled from his own personal collection. If he's not talking about guns or videogames, there's a good chance he's talking about cars. "Have you ever ridden in a DeLorean?" he asks me with a grin when we take a break for lunch. I have now ridden in a DeLorean.

Gibson and the other founding members of Tripwire had to take out loans to pay for their first game, Red Orchestra. They started as an Unreal Tournament 2004 mod team. Killing Floor was another Unreal mod, created by Alex Quick. Once Tripwire turned RO into a standalone game, they convinced Quick to port over Killing Floor. They played the mod so much, Gibson put Red Orchestra 2 on hold mid-development to turn Killing Floor into a full game. Ten people made the game in three months. As of 2014, Killing Floor has sold nearly 2.5 million copies.

Tripwire is now 50 employees strong. Killing Floor 2 is coming to Steam Early Access for Windows and Valve's SteamOS. When? Not as soon as I may want, Gibson says, but sooner than I may expect. After watching them play KF2, I know they got at least the first half of that statement right.

I didn't realize Tripwire has expanded to be such a big company! They way they stay in touch with the community would suggest it was still a very small operation. Good for them!

This also bodes well for the future of Red Orchestra. :cool:
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Project Legion Announced by CCP

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 16:03
I am getting the sense that this is their DUST game but with a new coat of paint for the PC:

Project Legion announced, a first person shooter set in the Eve universe

Quote: Dust 514 is a free-to-play FPS extension of the EVE universe, bringing Battlefield-style team multiplayer to New Eden. The problem is, you can only play it on PlayStation 3. That is, until Project Legion is released. This is a new shooter by CCP that will appear on PC. Rather than simply port Dust over—although the games do share some features—they’re creating something new. We'll see. CCP's track record hasn't been stellar (pun) when it comes to making games other than EVE.
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Exodus Wars: Fractured Empire

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 10:41
I know, it's alpha, it's greenlit on Steam; it's nothing to write home about but it's Hammer's Slammers.... well maybe. Just another game to keep on the back burner. I saw it and I like the concept. And I post here because of some ones affinity for this type of game....kinda minatures on the comp...sci-fi....just letting you know. :)
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Company of Heroes 2 Free Weekend

Fri, 04/25/2014 - 15:58
Steam is having a free weekend (Thursday through Sunday 1pm) for Company of Heroes 2. I recall hearing a lot of bad stuff about the game but I played it last night and had a blast. Fighting against bots has that good feeling that the original DoW skirmish games had - a lot of sandbox fun. The only negative is that the game is a strange resource hog. I mean, I can play BF3 on high, but I can't push this game much beyond medium settings without losing frames. For a RTS??? Other people have noticed the same thing.

Anyhoo: I think I might pick up the digital deluxe edition - which includes the ungodly amount of DLC Relic has decided to use to milk their customers :rolleyes: - which is on sale for $27. Between this, RO2/Rising Storm, and finally upgrading my copy of CMBN with the Market Garden pack, my WWII gaming should be nicely covered. :D
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Get Red Orchestra 2 for Free

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 15:35
This deserves a new thread just because it is such a generous deal! Free!

Yes! Free! :D

Red Orchestra 2 one-day deal will let you download and keep the game for free

Quote: Steam has a peculiar history with the word "free", thanks to its regular Free Weekends. Through them, you can get a free trial of the entirety of a game across a limited two-day period. Red Orchestra 2 will soon have one of these weekends, and an overall discount to go along with it. Even freer, though, is a deal that will go live for the multiplayer shooter later today. For a 24-hour period, you'll be able to download (and keep) the game forever, for free.

"Yes, Free!" confirms the enthusiastic Jared Creasy, Tripwire's community manager. "By navigating to and downloading the game tomorrow after the promotion starts and before it ends (the promotion will last 24 hours), the game will be free to keep forever!"

As the article mentions, you will only get limited access to Rising Storm, though.
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Join the blitz wargaming club

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 01:55
As the best way to play a strategy game is against a human opponent I want to bring the attention of the users to a club dedicated to just that.

Check out THE BLITZ at:

And take a look at all the supported games:
Anything from HPS/JTS should covered.

So come over, take a look and join because THE BLITZ lives up to its mission:
"To help the rookies, connect the regulars and honor the hardcore!"
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Help End Hard Drive Hunger!

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 16:21
I prefer Steam to Origin (but Origin doesn't get the credit it deserves for their "great game guarantee"), but I thought this was a clever vid:

Sigh, might be time to feed by HDD that 50gb sandwhich that is Titanfall. On sale for 20% off. :) A little something for my Easter basket.
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Frontline: Road to Moscow

Fri, 04/18/2014 - 17:09
Slitherine with another interesting wargame:

Quote: Take Russia. Bring War.

Frontline: Road to Moscow is in beta. Check out the beta sign-up page to be part of it!

Players command the German army through some of the most famous battles of the war, leading the mighty Wehrmacht on towards Moscow.

The variety of maps and battle situations is what makes Frontline so different and engaging: players are confronted with blitzkriegs, trench wars and dog fights, but also unusual situation such as missions to capture an armoured convoy, recover important documents, capturing strategic positions and destroy fortifications.

Units will upgrade throughout the game, based on combat success and experience. This will prove to be an extremely powerful tool to progress in the game providing the players with a personalized army depending on their style of play.

30 battle scenarios: all inspired by historical missions which took place between the summer of 1941 to late 1944

Land, naval and aerial combat: all units have strengths and weaknesses encouraging different uses, adding an extra strategic layer to the game. There are over 100 of them!
Unlock and upgrade: units will develop unique abilities based on the style of play. New units become available when progressing through the campaign>
Maps are created to reflect the real terrain and their dramatic impact on gameplay
A unique visual style: Frontline looks different from any other strategy game you’ve played
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World of Darkness Cancelled

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 20:43
Why am I not surprised:

Quote: CCP Games announces they have halted development of World of Darkness, the MMORPG based on the tabletop RPG of the same name. The announcement does not make it sound like the project will be resumed, and includes word that 56 employees at their Atlanta, GA studio have lost their jobs, and that the remaining staff there will focus on games in the EVE Universe, which they say is the first time the entire company has been focused on EVE since 2006. I think with games like Elite and Star Citizen on the horizon, CCP is very worried about the future of their company.
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Sovereignty: Crown of Kings

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 16:30
This is the first fantasy 4X game that sounds really interesting to me:

Quote: Take up the mantle of power and rule your realm. The victor writes History. May the promise of glory and immortality go to you, sovereign. Long may you reign…

Sovereignty is being developed by The Lordz Games Studio, Illustrious and Gothic Labs.

The Game in 8 Words: Risk meets Master of Magic meets Panzer General.

Sovereignty is a turn-based fantasy strategy game for the PC. It combines a kingdom management campaign game with a general’s level tactical battle game.

In the campaign game, Sovereignty offers rich historical rivalries, backstabbing intrigues, magical research, trade routes, naval escorts, unique units, heroes, and of course, WAR. Each Realm is hand-crafted with its own culture, history, complement of units, spell trees, and diplomatic relations.

But Sovereignty is not just a campaign game. It is also a tactical game. In times of war, heroes serve as generals of armies. And where hero armies meet, we zoom into a tactical hex-based battlefield. Move individual units. Destroy your enemy. Take objectives. Win the day!


Campaign Game

Turn-based province system
Rule one of 35 Realms, each with its own culture and play style.
Multiple Races: Humans, Elves, Dwarves, Orcs and Undead.
Recruit Heroes, lead mighty armies. Build a navy to rule the seas.
Resources, Trade Routes and Landmarks enrich the basic Economy of a Realm.
Research and cast powerful Realm Magic. Each Realm has its own Spell Tree.
Campaign Missions
Conduct Diplomacy
Automated micro management

Tactical Game

Turn-based hex maps. Zoom into the actual province straight from the campaign map.
10 unique Units for each Realm
Units may be awarded medals for valor in battle and gain new abilities
Special Unit abilities such as Mobility, Mariner and Dragonslayer
Play a Battle Card at a key moment to swing the tide of battle. Seeing the great work this studio did with Panzer Korps, this could be quite good!

EDIT: Wow, I just see that this was originally scheduled to be released in 2012! That's a tortured development history. I hope it was only delayed by the success of Panzer Korps and not due to something more fundamental.
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Civilization: Beyond Earth Announced

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 15:52
A return to Alpha Centauri????

Quote: Firaxis announced the next stage of Civilization's evolution at PAX today. Civilization: Beyond Earth will take Sid Meier's classic turn-based strategy formula to an alien world for the first time since Alpha Centauri. About time!

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Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Announced

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 00:57
One of the few bright spots in recent gaming years has been the Borderlands franchise. The original was great, and I am thoroughly enjoying the second game. Like Stalker, Borderlands is just one of those rare games where great mechanics have combined with a great (and original) lore to make something greater than the sum of its parts. So I am thrilled that in addition to the forthcoming RPG from Telltale games, we are going to get a new title to hold us over until the inevitable announcement of Borderlands 3. I present:


I can't wait to play as a Cl4P TR4P! :cool:

There are some really good ideas in this game. I love the moon-setting! I am a bit nervous that the game is being farmed out to 2K Australia, though. Clearly, Gearbox is a bit busy working on something else.

I do find it interesting that the game ISN'T being released for the next gens, just PC, XBox 360 and PS3. Strange decision, that.

Regardless, more please! :supper:
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A bit of advice needed

Mon, 04/07/2014 - 16:53
Alex has now saved up a substantial amount to spend on a gaming PC. I'm so far behind in my understanding of them I can't give him much advice. He's looking to spend in the region of £1000 on it. What should he go for? i7 or AMD (and which one?)
Graphics card-wise, just go for the newest one?
Are SSD drives worth the extra and if so should he get a combination of smallervSSD and standard big back up drive?

He shouldn't need to spend on the keyboard or monitor as we have them.
Any help would be appreciated.
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Out of the Park Baseball

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:59
Now that I have tired myself out on post-apoc gaming, I have begun to look around for something lighter. :) Quite by coincidence I discovered that the premier PC baseball game, Out of the Park, is now available on Steam! Way to go, guys! Even better, last year's edition OOTP 14 is 50% off!

I haven't played a baseball sim since I purchased ProSim Baseball back in 2009 (I think) from Matrix! I liked ProSim because I am not a hardcore sports guy. I like to watch the occasional game, but I don't follow trades, line-ups, and all that front office stuff. ProSim was nice because while it did have all that stuff, you could completely automate it and just focus on calling the plays, which I liked. I've always heard that OOTP was the better sim, but every time I looked at the screenshots, it suggested to me a way more complicated game.

Anyhoo...I discovered that there is a nearly full featured demo for OOTP 14 available from the website. I DLed it but I really didn't think I would like it because I feared a big learning curve. I was right :), but I was also pleasantly surprised that the game also allows you to automate as much as you want. I started with a minor league team and before too long was having fun with the game. Again, there is a lot to learn about the game, but it wasn't as steep a curve as I feared.

Anyway, just wanted to give a heads up. Not sure yet - I want to play around with the demo a bit more - but I think I might pick up a copy.

PS: I was reading that starting with this years OOTP 15, the devs are going to start implementing 3D graphics for the individual baseball games! Great!
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Thu, 04/03/2014 - 16:07
This looks interesting: a procedurally generated horror game. The devs are Zombie Studios, the guys who made the solid F2P shooter Blacklight: Retribution. Having played that game a lot, I know these guys have talent, so this might actually be good. I like the Stalker-vibe:

Quote: About Daylight

Waking up in an abandoned hospital with only your cell phone for illumination, you explore the institution’s dark criminal past as you attempt to escape. In Daylight no two experiences are the same, and it is best played alone in the dark.

Daylight introduces gamers to a procedurally generated world that replicates the horrifying nature of Daylight over and over again, but creates a different environment for each new game. Each time the player begins a new game, they experience a new world with new content and encounters; from the layout of the building and the things they seek to the events they encounter, it is never the same experience twice. Keeping an eye on this one. The game was supposed to be out this week, but the devs delayed it three weeks because they weren't happy with some of the procedural stuff. That is a good sign that this is going to be slopped out there.
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