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.

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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.

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PC Gamer

Our 2013 multiplayer game of the year

just got a little better. Tripwire Interactive has been great about adding content to

Rising Storm

for free after release, and today it did again with the Armored Assault: Free Content Pack. To celebrate, the game is only $5 until September 26.

The Armored Assault updated applies to both Rising Storm and Red Orchestra 2. It adds a new weapon, the German MG 42 light machine gun, which is a veteran unlock for the Axis MG class, and two new tanks. The first is the Russian T-70, a small, fast tank that can carry two players and a 45mm cannon. The second is the German Panzer III, which is a smaller version of the Panzer IV, armed with a 50mm cannon.

There also two new maps: the jungle-themed Kobura where the Japanese team attacks US defensive positions, and Tula Outskirts, a remake of a map from the original Red Orchestra. The Arad 2 map has also been updated to accommodate the new vehicles.

If you don't already own Rising Storm, it's on sale this week for $5, or 75% off its normal price. If the trailer above didn't convince you that you should have bought it already,

Evan's review

will.
Announcement - Valve
Save 75% on Rising Storm Game of the Year Edition during this week's Midweek Madness*!

Rising Storm has been updated with new content in the "Armored Assault" update. The update includes new Tanks, Maps, new MG42 Weapon and Community-Made Alpha and Beta Maps.

*Offer ends Friday at 10AM Pacific Time
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Brrr!

“Doing anything nice this weekend?” the hairdresser asks, running their hands through your luxuriant quiff. “I’m actually heading out on a whistle-stop tour of battlefields on World War 2′s Eastern and Pacific fronts,” you reply, leaning back to press your scalp into their supple fingers as they gasp in respect and admiration, “and I’ll have the cyber razor cut thanks.”

Ho ho but while your haircare specialist now believes you’re a big-shot billionaire history expert, you’re merely planning to take advantage of the Company of Heroes 2 and Rising Storm free weekends on Steam. All and sundry can play Relic’s RTS and Tripwire’s FPS for two days, and they’re on sale too. Later today a familiar voice will respond to your cry for reinforcements, as confident as mousse and warm as curling tongs, and you’ll know: everything’s going to be okay.

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Announcement - Valve
In celebration of the Game of the Year update, play Rising Storm for FREE starting now through Sunday at 1PM Pacific Time. Plus, save 75% as part of this week's Weekend Deal*!

To celebrate the win of PC Gamer's "Multiplayer Game of the Year 2013", Rising Storm has been updated with new content in the Game of the Year edition. The update includes
  • 2 transport vehicles for the RO2 factions - Universal Carrier for the Russians and SdKfz-251 halftrack for the Germans
  • 3 existing maps updated for the transports (Arad 2, Barashka and Rakowice
  • New map - Maggot Hill, featuring Merrill's Marauders at Nhpum Ga, April 1944
  • New Search & Destroy gameplay mode - a single life game-type in which teams take turns attempting to destroy one of multiple objectives by planting an explosive. A full set of 10 maps configured for this new game mode
  • 3 new community maps now official - Phosphate Plant and Otori Shima featuring US vs Japanese and Myshkova River featuring Russians vs Germans

If you already have Steam installed, click here to install or play Rising Storm. If you don't have Steam, you can download it here.

*Offer ends Monday at 10AM Pacific Time.
Rock, Paper, Shotgun - contact@rockpapershotgun.com (Alice O'Connor)

Come on you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?

“Some days war takes patience, but other days it demands action,” the sergeant barks, I write, lazily imagining how sergeants may speak in all those WW2 films from the 1960s that I haven’t watched. “Today is a day for action,” I hint to lead into the crux of this video game news post for Rock, Paper, Shotgun. “… you maggot,” the sergeant adds then immediately regrets and blushes, fearing he’s perhaps a major conflict or two ahead of language like that.

It is a day for action, mind. Until 6pm today, Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad is free on Steam. Not just free to play for one day, oh no. If you grab it in time, it’s yours to keep forever. If you don’t, I guess you would need to pay money to own and play it, and make a decision about whether that’s something you’d like to do or not.

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Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia
Tripwire Interactive is feeling generous today, in the wake of this week's Game of the Year update for multiplayer standalone expansion Rising Storm. To celebrate this release, the publisher is offering the full Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad game on Steam for free for today only.
Shacknews - Ozzie Mejia
Rising Storm, the standalone expansion for Red Orchestra 2, has done very well for itself since it released nearly a year ago. The multiplayer shooter has collected a number of accolades and Tripwire Interactive is celebrating by releasing a new Game of the Year Edition, which compiles all of the game's previous updates and adds a handful of new content.
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