” IL-2 Sturmovik : Battle of Stalingrad .” At the peak of realism

Legendary simulator returns . It is ruled by realism , plays a major role the single player campaign , and go deeper into the game and help the joystick Oculus Rift
Thus, a series of ” IL-2″ has always distinguished by two features : first, a high level of realism in everything , starting with the behavior of the airplane and ending with historical authenticity of a particular modification , and secondly, there was an atmosphere that allows you to immerse yourself in world War II era with all the ensuing consequences . In the history of the series and have been successes and failures, and more recently about it and even more so could hardly be heard .

” IL-2 Sturmovik : Battle of Stalingrad” – work virtually from scratch. «1C Game Studios» – an independent company , consisting of experts in their field . Many guys here often spend weekends at the airport and personally piloted aircraft , and therefore knows firsthand about aviation . In addition, when using used historical documents and drawings, many of which were recently declassified . Thus, according to the developers at our disposal will be quite well, such aircraft as they were in reality. And it will affect how some fundamental points , and trivia. When you hit the plane will ruin the way it happened to reality. All coloring historically accurate (ie no pink Messerschmitt «Hello Kitty» would not be here ), and each arm is there, where there was actually . Dashboard with detailed much detail . Each sensor shows exactly what should and arms behave as expected, even on autopilot. In realistic mode most advanced pilots , by the way , to be guided towards the instrument – no artificial interface will not be here .
Even on the runway plane behaves very realistic : bouncing on the bumps , and shakes his wings gleamed from burning mixture. All this explains the abundance of details modest amount of available machines – all ten of them . Although it is also easily explained historically : over Stalingrad (a game and it is the period covered territory climactic battles of World ) and other machines were not. By the way, about Stalingrad , he also fully consistent with historical reality. Flying over the city , you can see the famous elevator tractor factory and railway junction . But apart from the city on the Volga , and there is as much as 300 kilometers of its surroundings with the settlements and airfields , which runs between civilian vehicles and all kinds of simulated life.

This whole area will be actively used in several modes. For quick fights we can simply choose the terms of the complexity , time and other parameters with settings that takes the least time . This mode is suitable for both training and like to play with the settings , and for fans of historical battles that can recreate the actual events in the editor . They can also be shared with friends and other fans of the game.
The main game mode , however, will still campaign . All unlocks will open here, and indeed it looks quite unusual. Instead of the usual set of missions before us are only the initial conditions : the date , the situation at the front and the player chooses the level of realism. All the rest will be the editor , located on the server developers. This lets you receive 100% unique mission of which will consist campaign .
Very nice developers have solved the problem of balance between the various levels of realism and thus complexity. Each modifier simplifies the game , reduce the amount of the final experience. Want to miss the takeoff and landing ? Get 20% less experience. Need markers on the map , and a third person view ? Donate as much again. As a result, in one hardcore mission we get , say, as much as four arcade . This will give players an incentive to sharpen their skills and strive to pass the job the way it did , in fact , the pilots in the Great Patriotic War. Especially that it is here and there is the very unique atmosphere for which many so loved the original “IL-2 “.

Side the player will choose himself pumping , thus defined planes and give appropriate rewards . Improvements also fully consistent with the historical . For example, IL-2 can be equipped with an additional place to hand with all the ensuing consequences : as positive as increased protection of the rear hemisphere and negative – armor is weakened, and the aerodynamics worse. Generally all unlocks here, as in the same Battlefield, have a double meaning : lose something , get something , so choose them wisely to be based on personal driving style . Besides large unlocks like already described equipment gunship place for a shooter is here and less global . So , one of the German planes bronespinku can install that will protect the pilot, but worsen the visibility from the cockpit .
For some special feats in the game will be issued to achieve , and for them, in turn , every insignia. For example , you can get the airplane coloring Kozhedub to use it not only in a single, but in multiplayer. Here, incidentally , would rank as the server statistics , and simple , where players can get up to almost anything they want . All by itself , though the network game has many customizable features, but nothing to pump and open (except for the same achievements) can not be there .

It is important to understand that ” IL-2″ is playing on a different field than War Thunder and World of Warplanes. Network battles can take place , for example, written by the famous historical battles , and in no way are non-binding . It is rather more an opportunity than a basic. Also , unlike the games above , this is not an arcade , and clean water simulator. This confirms at least that is practically mandatory conditions for a comfortable game will stick . How would archaic as it may sound , but you need to play the same joystick ( not gamepad !) As one big stick with an abundance of buttons. On the other hand , it now stands is not very expensive, so let it be yourself is not difficult , and the thrill of piloting will be much brighter.
Very interesting and important feature of the game – Full support Oculus Rift and Oculus Rift HD. While in the studio Albert deliberately disavowed the term «NextGen», what we experienced with virtual reality helmet , or simply not name. After hoisting device on the head detailing cabin feels quite differently. One gets the impression that you sit at the helm of the aircraft completely , and each arm is made so realistic that I want to immediately grab for it .
Picture outside no less impressive : the wheels of the aircraft leave a trail in the snow, which is not just a smooth white finish and melted surface with pits and mounds . When an airplane takes off , then turns and on flights over the famous elevator simply breathtaking. The closest analogue demonstration flight , perhaps, be called on fighters of flight Battlefield 3 , with the only difference that here we are feeling , in fact comparable to that experienced a real pilot , except that no congestion and the chance to be killed to death zasmotrevshis sunset .

” IL-2 Sturmovik : Battle of Stalingrad” today looks very good and more than realistic. The more that the game has no analogues all.
The first time in a long time we have a real hardcore avisimulyator where emphasis will be placed on the single-player campaign , historically accurate battles and the atmosphere of World War II , and the most immersive gaming joystick and help Oculus Rift.

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Xbox 720 and PlayStation 4

The Wii U got out quite a bit ahead of Sony and Microsoft’s next-generation efforts. It got out so far ahead, in fact, that its technical capabilities (which are roughly comparable to those of an Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3) have led some to worry it’s a new console already stuck in the past.

Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime doesn’t cotton with the sentiment that the Wii U will be made largely irrelevant when the next Xbox and PlayStation come to market. On the contrary, he told CNET, Sony and Microsoft will have to react to Nintendo’s unique efforts or risk losing consumer interest.

“In the end, our competitors need to react to what we’re doing in the marketplace and need to figure out what their innovation will be,” Fils-Aime said. “It’s likely that faster processors and pretty pictures won’t be enough to motivate consumers. They need to react to what we’ve done and we need to continue innovating with the Wii U and we will.”

He said the Wii U will only grow as a “living, breathing product” as its competitors reveal what will likely be more technically advanced products, according to alleged leaks for the next Xbox and PlayStation 4.

“For us, launching new systems is about bringing new consumer experiences to the marketplace and we’re doing that with Nintendo Land and third-party publishers are doing it with games like ZombiU. For us, now is the right time to launch new hardware.”

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Grand Theft Auto

The Grand Theft Auto series has shipped 125 million copies in its 15-year history, with Grand Theft Auto IV alone responsible for 25 million of those. How does Rockstar Games sell more of each new entry than the last? Take-Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick says it’s because every release is special.

Zelnick spoke at the Credit Suisse 2012 Technology Conference in Scottsdale, Ariz., as reported by GameSpot. While there he praised Activision’s ability to maintain high quality in its annualized Call of Duty franchise, but pointed to his said he understands that comparatively weaker sales for Black Ops II than last year’s Modern Warfare 3 may be an indication of consumer exhaustion.

“It’s our view that if you want intellectual properties to be permanent, then you run the risk in that circumstance of having consumers fall out of love with that franchise,” Zelnick said. “[Activision] obviously views the world differently.”

Instead, he compared Grand Theft Auto to the James Bond series of films, which recently had its 50th anniversary and a box office success with Skyfall. Consumers don’t expect a new GTA or Bond film every two years, so they feel they have more to look forward to when one does come along.

“Ours do better each time. Our view is it’s hard to make permanent intellectual properties if you annualize it, with the exception of sports titles. So far that’s proven to be the case. IP that is annualized eventually seems to hit the wall and we don’t want our IP to hit the wall.”

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Syberia 3 confirmed by Microids

Syberia is cold. So cold, in fact, it causes the first “i” in any word to freeze into a “y” shape. And only when it’s used in the word “Syberia.” Yes, it’s a very concentrated form of cold. French developer Microids’ beloved point-and-click adventure series will get a third revisit to the mythical land of mammoths and machines sometime between 2014 and 2015, according to an announcement post on Facebook.

Original Syberia designer and director Benoit Sokal is returning to helm the project. Publisher Anuman Interactive is shooting for a “multiplatform” release after Sokal finalizes the script next year.

Both Syberia games charted the half-surreal journeys of American lawyer Kate Walker in a puzzle-heavy tundra reminiscent of Russia’s Siberian region. The colorful mixture of art nouveau and steampunk earned accolades as one of the strongest examples of the adventure genre’s staying power throughout the early 2000′s.

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Dishonored’s Dunwall City Trials out December 11

Dishonored’s first add-on DLC pack will arrive on December 11 with ten new challenge maps for players to test their stealthy magic. Dunwall City Trials will cost $5 and be available on PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 simultaneously.

The trials will include wave-based battles, drop-assassination chains, time trials, and other mystical murder mayhem complete with achievements and leaderboards. Bethesda previously announced three pieces of DLC for the critically lauded first-person game, with the next two launching in 2013 featuring story-driven campaigns.

The next will launch in early spring and cast a spotlight on Daud, leader of assassin group “the Whalers.” Bethesda says we’ll know more about the third pack closer to its release.

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The Walking Dead

The living will have to survive amongst the dead in this game based on The Walking Dead, the widely acclaimed comic book series and television series. Across five dark and emotional episodes of gameplay, every decision and action you take can result in the entire story of the game changing around you.

Play as Lee Everett, a convicted criminal, who has been given a second chance at life in a world devastated by the undead. With corpses returning to life and survivors stopping at nothing to maintain their own safety, protecting an orphaned girl named Clementine may offer him redemption in a world gone to hell.
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Beyond: Two Souls

From the makers of the award-winning Heavy Rain™ comes a unique, psychological action thriller. Featuring a brand-new game engine, a compelling, original story, and a top-notch Hollywood cast; Beyond: Two Souls offers a sophisticated, technologically advanced, immersive gaming experience on PlayStation 3.

Live the remarkable life of Jodie Holmes, a young woman who possesses supernatural powers through a psychic link to an invisible entity. Experience the most striking moments of Jodie’s life as your actions and decisions determine her fate. As she traverses the globe, Jodie will face incredible challenges against a backdrop of emotionally-charged events never before seen in a video game.
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Popular Devil May Cry Threads

Devil May Cry brand new tears — DmC reinvents Capcom’s classic action franchise to explore new frontiers with the series. The “Devil May Cry DNA” of stylish action, rewarding combat and a brash, smart-talking protagonist all remains; however, it has now injected with a bleck and brutal gameplay that promises to redefine the franchise.

The Dante of DmC is a young man who has no respect for authority or society in general. Dante knows that he is not human, but also that he is not like the demons that have tormented him throughout his life. Caught between worlds, he feels like an outcast. He is now discovering and coming to terms with what it means to be the child of a demon and an angel. This split personality has a real impact on gameplay with Dante being able to call upon angel and demon abilities at will, transforming his Rebellion sword on the fly to dramatically affect both combat and movement.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops zombie co-op campaign teased by trailer

Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 is getting an expanded co-op mode called “Tranzit” that’ll send four survivors on a zombie road trip across the US. As one of those survivors you’ll get to bus from place to place, mounting heroic stands against the zombie army at each location. IGN mention “buildables” that con be constructed to furnish you with new weapons, or open up extra areas, which are probably full of more zombies.

The latest Black Ops 2 zombies trailer shows a fuel stop, a diner, a farmhouse reminiscent of Left 4 Dead’s Blood Harvest finale, a power station and a town center blighted by lava pools. Zombies AND lava? It’s the doompocalypse alright. You’ll find the video stamped into the page below.

Parts of the video show a tiny snippet of someone shooting zombies of the roof of the bus in first person, suggesting that we’ll have to defend against legions of zombie marathon runners as the bust travels between locations.

As well as “Tranzit” there will be a versus mode that will put two four-player teams into the zombie apocalypse and encourage them to compete for zombie kills without killing each other. There will be a more traditional survival zombie mode for fans of Treyarch’s previous efforts.

Treyarch could probably spin zombies into a separate release if they wanted to. It’s been a fan favourite since its cheeky first appearance in World at War. Is the zombie mode your favourite part of Treyarch’s CoD games, or just a fun distraction?

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The Secret World Cat God update adds new missions, halloween event approaching

The third update for The Secret World is now live, adding two new missions and laying the groundwork for a series of Halloween events starting at the end of October. These will introduce a new villain called the Cat God, a walking cat in a nice hat with a mission to install scratching posts on every corner and run out every catnip dealer in town. If only that was his plan, but this is the Secret World. His intentions will be a lot more nefarious. Funcom say that “tricks, treats, cool new costumes and special pets” await for those brave enough to complete the event.

The new missions are playable right now. “The Binding” takes place in Egypt and promises to challenge “even the most hardened puzzle solvers.” The Carpathian Fangs hosts a new action mission called “Dogs of War” which will pit werewolves against their bitter enemies, the vampires. The update also adds a full set of Lairs missions, and there’s more in store in the coming weeks. “you should also look forward new outfits available in the in-game store and a completely new awesome pet with a jet pack on its back,” Funcom say.

Find out more about the latest update on the Secret World site. You can find the full patch notes on The Cat God update page. If you’re tempted to jump in, sign up for The Secret World free trial on the right hand side of the Secret World front page and devour our verdict in our Secret World review.

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