Gaijin Entertainment today announced that War Thunder will soon unleash the might of the Japanese Navy as the game’s fifth Naval Forces vehicle tree. Beta-testing of the initial lineup of the Japanese ships will start at the end of May, with the release of War Thunder’s next major Content Update 1.89.
The initial batch of Japanese ships will encompass more than 20 ships, ranging from torpedo and gunboats to destroyers and cruisers. Many of those were active participants in some of the biggest battles of World War II. This includes the light cruiser Agana, which evacuated Japanese forces from Guadalcanal, and the destroyer Yugumo, which escorted Admiral Nagumo’s strike force against Midway and was sunk during the battles around the Solomon Islands. While the majority of the ships belong to the Imperial Japanese Navy, the game will also see the addition of modern ships of the post-war Japanese Self-Defense Marine Forces, including the PT-15, which was the last torpedo boat to serve in the Japanese Navy.
The oxygen-propelled Type 93 torpedoes, which were used by Japanese destroyers and cruisers of World War II, were the most advanced torpedoes of their time and featured excellent hitting power, range and speed. After the war, they were referred to by most historians as the Japanese “Long Lance”. All players of War Thunder will be able to get their history lesson on that subject very soon, as - true to War Thunder’s realistic approach - both the design and capabilities of the Japanese Navy were recreated as authentically as possible. The Yugumo, for example, is equipped with eight torpedo tubes in two traversable quad-turrets mounted at the center of the ship, allowing the player to launch these devastating weapons to both sides.
Venom, a leading UK provider of quality gaming accessories is fighting for the wallets of gamers’ nationwide and celebrating the launch of Mortal Kombat 11 with big savings to be had on the Multiformat Arcade Fight Stick.
Gamers are encouraged to head to Argos on line or in-store where until June 10th, they can save a full fifteen pounds off the SRP when purchasing Mortal Kombat 11 and the Venom Multiformat Arcade Stick together!
A favourite amongst fighting game fans, the Arcade Fight Stick, from Venom, is the ideal controller for Mortal Kombat 11 and all fighting games, no matter what format the gamer is playing on, thanks to cross-format compatibility with Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox 360, PS3 and PC supported.
Those who have already purchased Mortal Kombat 11 already need not feel disheartened, as the Arcade Fight Stick still represents staggering value for money when purchased separately. Designed with fighting games in mind, the action buttons of the Arcade Fight Stick are based around popular arcade configurations, featuring the classic ball-top joystick and eight-button arcade layout, perfect for pulling off fatalities with devastating precision!
Premium build quality and components deliver the reliable and robust precision demanded by pro gamers, and the Arcade Fight Stick has been specially designed to make modding a breeze should gamers wish to swap out components at a later stage. For those looking to make their gaming sessions a little less stressful, the included turbo functionality can be assigned to any of the action buttons with a simple flick of a switch! With a generous three metre USB cable, the Arcade Fight Stick offers ultra-reliable plug-and-play connection, essential for competitive or tournament play.
Kelly Rist, Marketing Manager for Venom commented, “As fans of fighting games, we couldn’t be happier to see Mortal Kombat 11 hitting the shelves and feel the perfect way to celebrate is to save gamers money wherever we can. True fighting fans know that nothing tops the experience of an authentic Arcade Fight Stick and the cross-format compatibility means that gamers can enjoy the real arcade experience no matter where they play.
The Arcade Fight Stick retails for an SRP of £59.99 and is available at Argos and all leading gaming retailers.
The Gears of War series, from the original trilogy through to Judgement and then Gears of War 4 has long proven to be one of the Xbox’s most popular exclusive titles. This partnership with Eleague is surely intended to bolster the franchise further, enhancing its appeal to the ever-growing online and competitive gaming community.
Making Gears 5 the biggest instalment yet
It all started with Gears of War in 2006 on the Xbox 360. Not only was the game’s trailer incredibly enticing at the time, but the gameplay itself was deeply satisfying while working through the powerful storyline. The Gears of War franchise has remained a major selling point of the Xbox console, with the 2016 release of Gears of War 4 ranking as the Xbox One’s best-selling exclusive title worldwide, per Statista, in the year of its release.
Since the release of Gears of War 4, the eSports industry has exploded to become what is now reported by Fortune as being a $1.1 billion industry. The world of eSports has introduced a level of engagement for fans and players to the games that they enjoy, offering exciting viewing and the chance to win huge sums of money if a player is good enough at the game.
But it’s not just games that the industry appeals to; its massive viewership numbers have piqued the interest of third parties, from sponsorships and investments from traditional sports stars to new services catering to eSports fans. The increasingly popular industry boasts such a huge amount of appeal and legitimacy now that professional bookmakers can now offer their services to eSports fans, with eSports-specific bookies like Betway emerging to offer markets on LoL, DOTA 2, Rainbow Six, CS:GO, and quite possibly Gears 4 when its eSports scene is up and running later this year.
Feel like an NFL superstar in Madden NFL 20. Get ready to start your quest for a Super Bowl dynasty, build and upgrade your Madden Ultimate Team with fun and challenging year-long NFL content, and experience new gameplay features that'll take your game to a higher level than ever before. Your upcoming season on PC includes Face of the Franchise: QB1, where you create your college quarterback and start a personalized career campaign mode, and Superstar X-Factor, an abilities progression system that reveals special abilities for today's most exciting NFL stars.
There are three (3) digital editions of Madden NFL 20 to pre-order:
MADDEN NFL 20 Standard Edition ($59.99 / £59.99 / €69,99 / $99.95 AU) - Pre-order NFL 20 Standard Edition and score Five Gold Team Fantasy Packs, your choice of one out of 32 Core Elite Players to add to your team in Madden Ultimate Team and your choice of one unique Legend Superstar Ability for your created player in Face of the Franchise: QB1
MADDEN NFL 20 Superstar Edition ($79.99 / £79.99 / €89,99 / $119.75 AU) - Pre-order NFL Superstar Edition and you'll receive three-day early access, 12 Gold Team Fantasy Packs, your choice of one out of 32 Core Elite Players from your favorite NFL team, one small Training Quicksell Pack in Madden Ultimate Team and your choice of one unique Legend Superstar Ability for your created player in Face of the Franchise: QB1
MADDEN NFL 20 Ultimate Superstar Edition ($99.99/ £99.99 / €99,99 / $130.20 AU) - Pre-order NFL 20 Ultimate Superstar Edition to get three-day early access, 15 Gold Team Fantasy Packs, your choice of one out of 32 Core Elite Players from your favorite NFL team, one large Training Quicksell Pack in Madden Ultimate Team, one Past and Present Elite Player Pack, one Madden Championship Series Pack in Madden Ultimate Team and your choice of one unique Legend Superstar Ability for your created player in Face of the Franchise: QB1
Xbox Live Gold members will receive four new free games in May – two on Xbox One and two on Xbox 360 – as part of the Games with Gold program. You can play both Xbox 360 titles on your Xbox One with Backward Compatibility.
On Xbox One, Xbox Live Gold members can download Marooners (normally $9.99 ERP) for free during the month of May. The Golf Club 2019 featuring PGA TOUR (worth $49.99 ERP) will be available as a free download from May 16th to June 15th.
On Xbox 360, starting May 1st, Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon (normally $19.99 ERP) will be free for Xbox Live Gold members through May 15th. Then on May 16th, Xbox Live Gold Members can download Comic Jumper ($14.99 ERP) for free through May 31st.
Xbox Live Gold members can play Gears Of War 4 and The Crew Standard Edition for free as part of this weeks Free Play Days event.
The Free Play Days event begins Thursday, April 25 at 12:01 a.m. PT and runs through to Sunday, April 28 at 11:59 p.m. PT. You can find and install the games here. To download on console, click on the Gold member area on the home dashboard on your Xbox One.
Grab a friend and play Gears of War 4 and The Crew 2 Standard Edition for free during the Xbox Live Gold’s Free Play Days event. Experience adrenaline-filled action as you take on the Swarm or the American motorsports scene. Learn more about The Crew 2 free weekend here.
Both games are also available for purchase so you can continue playing while keeping your Gamerscore and achievements earned in-game during the event.
Gears of War 4 is back for an Xbox Live Gold Free Play Weekend. Return to Sera and play as the next generation of Gears of War heroes. If you’re new to Gears, go experience the Campaign, compete in Versus or survive the Horde with friends this weekend only. If you’re a returning fan, check out the Gilded RAAM Challenge and earn a character skin you can take over to Gears 5!