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Also, don't forget to check the COH2 in-game store for some special bundles at a discounted price - available for a limited time only.
Community Announcements - Fralex_RE


Alright soldiers, the December patch is live, and the new Commander free trial has begun. You should receive an in-game message with the Commanders (might need to reboot the game). Trial ends on December 10th, after which the commanders will be available for purchase in the in-game store, starting with limited-time bundles at a discount. Have fun and good luck!
Community Announcements - Fralex_RE
Community Announcements - Fralex_RE


The Heavy Cavalry Company and Feuersturm Doctrine are FREE to try this weekend! Anyone who owns the respective OKW / USF multiplayer armies, logs in and plays from Friday October 30 10am PDT to Sunday November 1 11:59pm PDT will be able to storm the battlefield with either commander. Be sure to log in, as 30 players who test them out during the free trial will also be gifted the Commanders for free!

If you want to add the new Commanders to your army, they are 33% off on the in-game store until Thursday, November 5 at 11:59pm PDT!

Many thanks again to all of our fans who took part in the naming competition and helped us find aliases for these new commanders.
PC Gamer

Show us your rig

Each week on Show Us Your Rig, we feature PC gaming's best and brightest as they show us the systems they use to work and play.

Braden Chan is an Associate Game Designer at Relic Entertainment working on Company of Heroes—specifically Company of Heroes 2: The British Forces, which comes out this Thursday. While his graphics card may be old, the piano, sound mixer, and giant speakers give me the feeling Braden is more focused on an a high quality audio experience than a cutting edge visual one. He was kind enough to show us how he works and plays, and tell us about why he loves Warcraft 3 more than any other game. 

What's in your PC?

  • CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9650 @ 3.00GHz (4 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
  • Motherboard: Maximus II Formula
  • Memory: 8192MB RAM
  • Drives: 3 x 500GB HDD
  • Video: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 275
  • Case: Antec Twelve Hundred V3 Black Steel ATX Full Tower
  • Mouse: Logitech MX518
  • Keyboard: Logitech Deluxe 250
  • Mixer: Pioneer DJM 800
  • Speakers: KRK Rokit 8

What's the most interesting/unique part of your setup?

Instead of using an audio box to run my inputs through my studio monitor, I am actually using a DJ mixer which provides the same effect. It also gives me the flexibility to hook up my laptop into the mixer and run audio through my monitors that way as well. It's great as I can still control the levels of each device I have plugged in. The Pioneer DJM-800 mixer also has the flexibility to host multiple inputs like RCA, XLR, etc.

What are you playing right now?

I'm currently engaged in a lot of Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Company of Heroes 2, and I occasionally play Starcraft 2.

Inside Braden's rig

Click the arrows to enlarge.

Whats always within arm's reach on your desk?

My phone or a glass of water.

What's your favorite game and why?

Warcraft III will always hold a special place in my heart as my favorite game. It was one of the first of its kind as an RTS/RPG hybrid. Many of the mechanics that were created laid the path for other games such as DOTA, League of Legends, and World of Warcraft. I took that game really seriously and I qualified for WCG Canada in 2007. I just really enjoyed the emphasis on combat and micro that it had. As a player, you really had to create a strategy based on the heroes you were going to use. On top of that, you would build an army that would support your hero. Unlike Starcraft, you didn't really have to focus too much on your economy and macro. I think that is what I enjoyed the most about it; focusing on my units rather than my workers collecting gold.

PC Gamer

If you've been reluctant to splash cash on Ark: Survival Evolved, then good news: it's free on Steam this weekend. The dinosaur age survival sandbox is ludicrously popular, and it's easy to see why. When Chris Livingston played he "chopped some wood, punched some birds, [and] pooped out several large, round turds," which sounds pretty great.

Other games are free too: Company of Heroes and its sequel, Company of Heroes 2, are both free for the weekend, and come with a 75% discount if you want to purchase. Mount & Blade: Warband is the fourth game to go free, with 66% taken off the usual price if you like what you play.

In case it's not obvious, these games are free for the weekend only: come Monday you'll need to pay up if you wish to continue playing.

Community Announcements - Fralex_RE
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Announcement - Valve
In celebration of the Mac and SteamOS launch and the upcoming release of Company of Heroes 2 - The British Forces, play Company of Heroes 2 and Company of Heroes for FREE starting now through Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time. You can also pickup the Company of Heroes Franchise at 75% off the regular price!*

If you already have Steam installed, click here to install or play Company of Heroes 2 or here Company of Heroes. If you don't have Steam, you can download it here.

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time.
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