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World of Tanks EU server are running a special over this weekend to commemorate the end of World War 2 in europe. Full details are here, but a few highlights;
From Saturday 11th May 07:10 CEST (GMT+2) until Tuesday 14th May 07:00 CEST (GMT +2) you will be able to benefit from the following in-game bonuses:
X5 Experience for the first victory of the day
Each first victory, with all the tanks, during this period will grant you 5 times more experience than usual.
Take all your vehicles out for a ride and try to beat your personal experience record!
X3 Crew Experience for all Tier X Vehicles and Tier VIII Self-propelled guns
Have you reached the top tier? Congratulations then! Enjoy triple crew experience for all top tier vehicles!
X2 Crew Experience for all Tier IX Vehicles and Tier VII Self-propelled guns
Train your crew like there is no tomorrow. This time we are aiming higher and higher! All Tier IX tanks and tank destroyers to the front with Tier VIII SPGs to follow!
Medal Hunt: Top Gun
Destroy more enemy vehicles than any other player in your team (at least 6) and each time you earn the Top Gun medal, you will be automatically rewarded with 25,000 additional credits.
50% Discount on regular equipment
Fill up your garage with equipment, and pay half the usual price in credits!
Equip your tanks with a lovely new Gun Rammer, Cyclone Filter or other high-tech kit, and show your enemy the advantages of vehicles with some extra boost!
30% Discount on all Tier VIII Tanks and Tier VI Self-propelled guns
Are you a fan of Tier VIII tanks and tank destroyers or Tier VI SPGs? Enjoy them this weekend with a nice discount on all of them!
50% profit increase with all Tier VII tanks and tank destroyers
Each commander wants to gain as many credits as possible, as they are the key to buying the best modules and new tanks.
This weekend, you can earn 50% more credits after each battle with all Tier VII tanks and tank destroyers!
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Just finished playing Bioshock Infinite and it was fantastic, but I thought a little spoiler free breakdown might be useful.
Story - Amazingly written, very compelling with lots of engaging plot twists. Each part of the plot is carefully shown to you before being explained in more detail though discoverables and a bit of exposition. Just like the original Bioshock, when you know the ending the early plot slots neatly into place.
World & Characters - Stunning, the settings are very impressive large sweeping set pieces and (for a linear game) there is quite a lot of exploring. This is made even more impressive by spending most of the game with an NCP that actually seems to react like a normal person to stuff, no glitching in doorways, no rubberbanding through scenery, no repeating random phrases ad-nausem and in a giant twist is actually helpful in combat!
Combat (first 5hrs of the game) - Wait this had combat? Most combat encounters were short and weeeell spaced by more plot and dialogue (not that I was complaining, see above). When it did have combat it was scrappy and was a repetitive cycle of 'use magic powers to kill bulk, mop up rest with gun'.
Combat (next 4hrs of the game) - Lots of fun, tons of really large fights through streets, along high wires, and you get to use a number of really cool game mechanics to strategise each tactical encounter.
Combat (last 1hr of the game) - Much less strategising and bad guys now have lot of armour making magic powers less useful and pretty much turning them all into ammo sponges making combat a bit of a grind. Though to be honest by this point I was so into the plot that I just wanted to move it on and this whole combat thing was getting in the way.
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Along with their Grand Strategy Games (Crusader Kings, Europa Universalis, Heart of Iron etc), people at Paradox Studio also develop or distribute other kind of games, all of very good quality (who hasn't played Magicka??!). On April 2nd will be released Cities In Motion 2, the sequel of the first game of the same name (Capt'n Obvious, here I come!) released in 2011.
For those who don't know what it is all about, it is a game where you have to run the public transport of a city. Buses, tramways, underground and, as of the first game, boats and helicopters.
CiM2 offers once more to take control of a transport company, with even more details and depth: you can now organise your bus schedule depending on the time of day, or organise your city in zones. There will also be a multiplayer mode, which can be played in cooperative or competitive mode. Hours of fun ahead for simulation lovers!
I played only the demo of the first one, waiting for a Steam massive sale to buy the game and all its DLC, when I learnt the sequel was soon to be released. €19.99 is the price of this beauty, without DRM or permanent connexion to server required. You can already pre-order the game on the Paradox website.
Oh, I forgot, if you pre-order the game, you'll get a set of modern vehicles for free
So buy now, and give big fucks to EA and their expensive broken sim games!
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Some would say everything was better in the past, but they are wrong. That doesn't mean the past was terrible, we all enjoyed being there, it's just not somewhere you would go back to on a holiday. Here is a photo from my past, taken a couple days ago, but of things that have travelled through time from history to be here today.
I loved my N64, it was the most used games console I have owned and I still use it now. When it works. I think it's getting too old and finally wearing out, but that isn't a bad lifetime. These are all the games I owned, not many by today's standard but they absorbed so many hours. To my credit, some are proper classics, like Goldeneye, Perfect Dark and Zelda, but some aren't, such as Cruis'n World. The most underrated game there would be Body Harvest, which was just a massive alien invasion and time travelling RPG that nobody seemed to have heard of but was surprisingly deep and vast. I still have fun playing them, and just wanted you to share in my admiration for an ancient piece of genius.
Got any old gaming console stuff you want to share?
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