Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

We’re still combing through the assorted reveals from last night’s PC Gaming Show By PC Gamers For PC Gamers Master Race Master Race No Normals Allowed Alright, but one immediate attention-grabber is the follow up to brutalist WW2 multiplayer shooter Rising Storm (n e Red Orchestra). It’s left me all nostalgic – not because the trailer for Rising Storm 2: Vietnam [official site] has a Creedence soundtrack and a style lifted from the only bits dudebros remember from Apocalypse Now, Full Metal Jacket, Platoon et al, but because this used to be how it went before Modern Warfare was a twinkle in an executive’s eye. There’d be a popular World War 2 shooter, and then once its devs got the itch for something a bit less fusty, they’d excitedly go do Vietnam next. … [visit site to read more]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Tim Stone)

Ready to discover once-and-for-all whether X-Plane is better than FSX? Whether Falcon 4.0 is better than Milk Float Simulator 2012? Ready to read the word ‘realism’ 46 times in a single hour, and spit feathers on discovering that the sim that caused got you through your divorce has been cruelly cold-shouldered by an idiot with a bus fetish and a sci-fi blindspot the size of the Crab Nebula? You are? Splendid. You’re in the right place.

… [visit site to read more]

Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alec Meer)

Gathering together the best shooters is no easy task, but if you’re looking for a new PC FPS to play, look no further.

Your favourite game is at number 51.

… [visit site to read more]

Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=319269696

Changelog:
  • Added Original Voices for American replacing Japanese references with German ones (Courtesy of TWI)
  • Added New Uniform for American Army (Courtesy of AMG, you can now set uniform for us to Army in SDK)
  • Large cache of Environmental assets native to the Western front for map designers (Courtsey of AMG. These are ENV_WF_RD_Assets_01-09 upks and are kept at seperate listing due to size limitations)
  • Fixed and added code to support tanks in WF game mode(Currently germans only)

Players and Mappers can find the new art assets here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=399835983

Non mappers should subscribe to it as well (to make sure they have the files when maps that use them start showing up!)

Speaking of maps, several of them have been updated for this new release. Be sure to make sure you are subscribed to the latest:
Map listings in workshop ( Newest to oldest):

WF-Saint Come du Mont (Nymets1104)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=398128200

WF-Caen OutSkirts (Commander Shepard)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=382906129

WF-Saint Amand (Nymets1104)
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=340184005

WF-Donner (Cpl. Veld [29ID])
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=382928845
Announcement - Valve
Today's Deal: Save 75% on Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad with Rising Storm!*

Look for the deals each day on the front page of Steam. Or follow us on twitter or Facebook for instant notifications wherever you are!

*Offer ends Tuesday at 10AM Pacific Time
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
http://www.twiladder.com/page/grudgematch2015

The Tripwire Ladder has set up several grudge matches between Ladder seasons as the ladder website itself is having major work done.

There are more spots open for the grudge matches, so if you haven't signed up yet, head on over! Don't have a team yet? Grab your 7 closest Red Orchestra 2 playing friends!
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
http://store.steampowered.com/app/234510/

If you've been needing to add Rising Storm to your collection or bring a friend on board now is the time! (Rising Storm also makes a great stocking stuffer if you need a last minute gift!)
Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
As we have seen several people asking about Western Front content, we felt it would be wise of us to point you to the: Heroes Of The West mod, who are actually on their third playable release already and working on a major 4th update.


Features already include:
  • Americans vs Germans
  • Updated UI to reflect changes
  • New American uniforms: Airborne and Rangers
  • American helmets with nets!
  • New victory music for both factions

    And they are looking for more members to help them bring more content sooner (Maps, weapons, voices, vehicles and uniforms)! So if you feel you can help them with one of those, contact them today!


    When installing the mod (Manually installing the mod from the {LINK REMOVED}Media Fire Link or from
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=319269696) make sure to read the Read Me as you need to make some changes to your .ini files for the game to get it to work properly.




Community Announcements - [TW]Yoshiro
http://youtu.be/_IDVgB9ZEY0

New Map
  • Added Demyansk

    After the original attempt to encircle the German forces at Demyansk, German troops managed to hold open a supply corridor and set up a strong defensive line. The German army kept the corridor open in hopes it would it would draw forces away from other parts of the front. Their strong defensive positions made this battle long and costly before the German forces finally pulled out.

Updated Maps
  • Gumrak - Added T-70 and Panzer III tanks to the map.
  • Barashka - Added T-70 and Panzer III tanks to the map.

Bugs Fixed
Maps
  • Fallen Fighters - Fixed reported exploit
  • Barracks - Fixed reported exploit

Campaign
  • Fixed a bug that would allow Russians to spawn with the MG-42 and allow Germans to spawn on them

General

  • Fixed a bug that would allow users to minimize or turn off weapon bob
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