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Glaives, pikes, bardiches, halberds, partisans, spears, picks and lances. Javelins, arbalests, crossbows, longbows, claymores, zweih nder, broadswords and falchions. Flails, clubs, morning stars, maces, war hammers, battle axes and, of course, longswords. If you ever played a fantasy RPG or one of many historically-themed action or strategy games, you'll already be familiar with an impressive array of medieval weaponry. The medieval arsenal has had an enormous impact on games since their early days, and their ubiquity makes them seem like a natural, fundamental part of many virtual worlds.
These items are based on real weapons that have maimed and killed countless real people over the centuries, but even though we're aware of this, medieval weapons have become estranged and distant from their roots in history. Part of this is our short memory; the passing of a few centuries is enough to blunt any relic's sense of reality. Another reason is they were made a staple of genre fiction. In our modern imagination, the blade has become firmly lodged in the rocks of fantasy fiction and historical drama, and no-one will be able to pull it free entirely.
Today, these weapons have been refashioned to serve our very modern fantasies of power, freedom and heroism. There's the irresistible figure of the hero-cum-adventurer who sets out to forge their own path. From Diablo and Baldur's Gate to The Witcher and Skyrim, the fundamental logic of violence stays the same. Battles lead to loot and stronger equipment, which in turn allows our heroes to tackle more dangerous encounters. The wheel keeps turning, and we follow the siren song of ever more powerful instruments of destruction. On the surface, they're problem solving tools, but they also promise the excitement of adventure as well as the power to dominate and enforce our will on those fantasy realms. As such, they become fetishised. Extravagant visual detail and special effects signal a weapon's rarity and power, turning them into ornaments and status symbols.

While the actual violence in such fantasies is often justified by a struggle of good versus evil, the resulting gore and savagery has also captured our imagination. Most games, even mainstream RPGs like Skyrim or The Witcher 3, can't resist indulging in an aesthetic of cruelty and barbarism by showing us the grisly devastation caused by these instruments of murder. Blood spurting from wounds and clinging on blades, heads and arms being hacked off and tumbling through the air, special killing and execution animations captured in glorious slow-motion. Their gruesomeness markedly contrasts with the sanitised, often bloodless effects of modern guns as portrayed in games, disingenuously suggesting that modern violence and warfare is somehow more civilised than that of our ancestors.

Games like For Honor, Mount & Blade, Chivalry or War of the Roses celebrate medieval slaughter with grim nihilism as we hack and slash ourselves through hordes of enemies entirely without any ethical justification. Might makes right, and the means justify the end. The same can be said about the brutal spectacle of the Total War games, whose hordes of clashing soldiers tickle some deep-seated proto-fascist lust for demonstrations of power. These games paint a "grim and gritty" picture of historical violence, the "dark ages" of popular imagination. They're a half-leering, half-wistful gaze into a fantasy version of the past when the destructive urges of our collective Id have not yet been tamed by civilisation and violence was not yet regulated by the moral codes and laws of pervasive state power. In that regard, the butcher and the heroic adventurer use their weapons to pursue the same fantasy: unfettered will and agency, the freedom to follow your impulses regardless of their consequences.

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A small hotfix patch is now live in Chivalry: Medieval Warfare. This fix addresses an exploit to our player ban system.

Any false bans made through this exploit will be automatically rectified by the end of the day.

WARNING
If you received a false ban and saw a system message in-game saying that you should contact Torn Banner, and it provided a phone number - please ignore this message. The message and phone number are fake. It was sent by a user through the (fixed) exploit.
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3/11/2017 Update: Free items trial is now over, thanks for joining in!

Just in time for All Hallow's Eve - and Chivalry’s 5-year anniversary - we're offering free rentals of all Chivalry armor and weapons. You'll have to return them at the end of the week, but there's no obligation to pay a cent. So grab a costume and start scalp candy gathering!

All customization items are free to use until end-of-day Thursday.

Take a peek at some of the armor and weapons you can try for free:
http://www.tornbanner.com/chivalry/ugc/

The free Chivalry Pumpkin hat also makes its glorious return for a limited time.



Happy Trick or Treating!

Also here’s a png of Kevin (programmer in the top image) wearing all that armor, have fun.
https://i.imgur.com/4EZovsu.png
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LIMITED TIME PROMO

Mirage: Arcane Warfare is now Free for a Day (100% off) on Steam until 10am PT on Sept 7.

Get the new game from the creators of Chivalry! Not a trial, this is a permanent free version if claimed today. The price will drop to $9.99 after this promotion.

For 24 hours only, add Mirage to your library - and keep it forever.


More info:

http://steamcommunity.com/games/368420/announcements/detail/1452830226782492235
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Try adding some spells into your Chivalry combat repertoire with an exclusive deal:

Get Mirage: Arcane Warfare for 50% off - that’s just $14.99 USD - until July 5.

Plus, enjoy a new patch with various performance improvements and bug fixes. Mirage post-launch support continues with a large content update in July.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/368420/Mirage_Arcane_Warfare/

Get additional savings if bought with Chivalry (or if either game is owned) with the new Magic + Melee Bundle: http://store.steampowered.com/bundle/1931/Magic__Melee_Bundle/

In Chivalry, get up to 60% off in the Customization Store in-game.
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Mirage: Arcane Warfare gets a Free Weekend on Steam, now until June 11.

Play it today with no purchase required.

From the creators of Chivalry...
... Mirage adds magic on top of Chivalry's melee combat system. Parry spells, sword-fight in mid-air and do battle in a brand new 3v3 Arena mode alongside 27 maps - including the return of Chivalry's Team Objective mode, Capture the Flag, Team Deathmatch and more.

Visit the Steam page to play instantly.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/368420/Mirage_Arcane_Warfare/

Watch the Free Weekend trailer: https://youtu.be/yMLn_q_m1mo

Post-launch support for Mirage continues with further patches as well as a major content update coming in July.
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The new title from the creators of Chivalry is now available on Steam for $26.99 USD! All customers get 10% off the regular price of $29.99 USD for a limited time.

http://store.steampowered.com/app/368420

After two months of Beta, six months of Alpha and 3 total years of development from our small team of 27 studio members in Toronto, we are beyond excited to launch Mirage: Arcane Warfare.

Watch the Launch Gameplay Trailer:
https://youtu.be/uDpbD7WZAyg

Mirage Animated Lore trailer:
https://youtu.be/YrZ_kx-ivRM

Buy or upgrade to the Special Edition for $9.99 USD more, including exclusive perks and a free copy of Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (not applicable if already owned on Steam).

http://store.steampowered.com/app/548660

Mirage is a skill-based multiplayer FPS that lets you tear your enemies limb from limb with destructive magic and melee combat. With an unparalleled focus on truly feeling in control of your magic and sword, Mirage demands combat creativity and will challenge you like never before.

Play as six diverse character classes across 27 maps in game modes that range from classics (Team Deathmatch, Pushable) to special new types (Capture the Jinn, Team Objective). For truly competitive players, try the new 3-on-3 Arena mode in six small close combat maps.

New at launch, play four fresh Arena 3v3 maps:

Blood Moon


Cell Block


Wishing Well


Storm Drain


See you all in the game!
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