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War Thunder

3 weeks ago

War Thunder gazes naval-wards in the massive Masters Of The Sea update

After a lengthy closed beta, Gaijin's free-to-play multi-sim War Thunder has finally rolled out its naval combat component. The game now allows players to shoot holes in each other in the air, on the ground and now at sea in around 100 different ships. While the British navy is still in paid, closed beta testing and Japanese ships are still a ways off, ships for…

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2 months ago

New maps, tanks, planes and a helicopter beta in War Thunder’s “The Valkyries” update

Helicopters! And just like that, you can hear Wagner already, right? As of today's big update - "The Valkyries" - they're now in free-to-play vehicular combat sim War Thunder, joining a legion of tanks, a swarm of planes and a slowly growing bathtub of boats. Five choppers (and a fistful of variants) are now available to fly, though access to them is limited at present.…

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3 months ago

Combat helicopters are coming in War Thunder’s next major update

War Thunder may have started life as a pure World War 2 air combat sim, but developers Gaijin Entertainment don't seem like they'll be satisfied until the free-to-play game encompasses the entire history of vehicular warfare. Next on the cards for the game: Helicopters, coming in patch 1.81 as announced at Gamescom. Naval combat has been in beta testing for some time now, but rotary-wing aircraft always seemed…

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4 months ago

The 100 best-selling games on Steam in 2018 so far

We've just passed the half-way point of 2018, so Ian Gatekeeper and all his fabulously wealthy chums over at Valve have revealed which hundred games have sold best on Steam over the past six months. It's a list dominated by pre-2018 names, to be frank, a great many of which you'll be expected, but there are a few surprises in there. 2018 releases Jurassic World…

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8 months ago

War Thunder storms the ’80s with a new graphics engine

Despite Gaijin's free-to-play omni-sim War Thunder starting out exclusively as a game of World War 2 aerial combat, recent years have seen it take the fight to Wargaming's rolling festival of tankitude, World of Tanks, offering its own accessible yet semi-realistic take on armored ground battles. Sneaking in just a week before World of Tanks' v1.0 overhaul, War Thunder has refreshed itself with a shiny new…

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11 months ago

Feature: The biggest hits of the past 12 months

These are the top 100 Steam games of 2017

Another year over, a new one just begun, which means, impossibly, even more games. But what about last year? Which were the games that most people were buying and, more importantly, playing? As is now something of a tradition, Valve have let slip a big ol' breakdown of the most successful titles released on Steam over the past twelve months. Below is the full, hundred-strong…

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2 years ago

War Thunder leaves open beta, officially released

Back when simulated man Tim Stone declared War Thunder [official site] one of the best sims, it wasn't even out of beta. Now, after four years in open beta, Gaijin Entertainment have declared their free-to-play aeroplane-a-tank battler is... well, not done, but officially 'released' and out of beta. War Thunder is still missing several long-planned features, like proper shipfights, but they are coming.

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3 years ago

Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Alphabetised

Alphabetia is a miserable disease. Like Malaria its symptoms come and go without warning. I realised I was having an attack early this morning in the shower. Usually, when it comes to lathering - apologies for the following mental image imposition - I'm a conventional head-to-toes sort of guy. Today's ankles-buttocks-chest sequence was a sure sign something was amiss.

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War Thunder Gets Chilly New Update

World War II multiplayer plane-o-tank battler War Thunder [official site], which sadly bears no relation to Tropic Thunder, has received a big new update. Titled Cold Steel, it brings a veritable armament of changes and improvements, 20 new vehicles, and everything in between. Before we launch into the nitty-gritty, come watch the pretty trailer first.

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4 years ago

Feature: Never in the field of human conflict...

The 25 Best Simulation Games Ever Made

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…

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Platform Wars: War Thunder Connecting PC And PS4

Which is better, PC or PlayStation 4? There's only one way to settle this: realising that it's a daft question and a petty argument entirely unworthy of your precious time. Why war over platforms when you can war across platforms? War Thunder is bringing PC and PlayStation 4 together for a spot of friendly murdering, introducing cross-platform multiplayer "very, very soon." Why bicker when you…

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5 years ago

War Thunder Rolls Out Ground Forces Open Beta

Everything I know about tanks, I learned from Brendan. My understanding is that tanks are big and made of metal and that some people like them quite a lot. So huzzah! After being in paid beta for a while, War Thunder's tank-adding expansion Ground Forces has launched into open beta. Watching the launch trailer, I am intrigued to discover that the pokey-out bit on a…

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Like Angry Houses? War Thunder: Ground Forces Beta Keys

War Thunder: Ground Forces is rolling towards an open beta, but for now the competitive multiplayer game remains open only to those who have a key. We have keys. Would you like a key? There are 3000 keys. War Thunder is like World of Tanks but with planes; small arenas, short matches, free-to-play, and a persistent tech tree to advance through with your hard-won XP.…

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Feature: Your Questions, Panzered

Hands On: War Thunder Ground Forces Closed Beta

So, here's a quick refresher: World of Tanks had tanks and War Thunder had planes, and then World of Warplanes had planes so now War Thunder Ground Forces, currently in closed beta, has both tanks and planes fighting in the same world. I feel like these free-to-play World War II MMOs are in an arms race, and soon they'll be adding submarines and blimps and,…

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War Thunder: Ground Forces Beta Advances, Storms Rezzed

The chaps over at Gaijin Entertainment are still waxing their moustaches and sewing cool patches onto their jackets, not quite yet ready to roll out War Thunder's tank-adding expansion Ground Forces. This weekend they plan to invite "a really large number" of new players to join the closed beta testing, rewarding pilots who've been completing daily tasks in the base game. Oh, life's always easier for…

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Feature: Simulation & wargame blather

The Flare Path: Shoots And Scoots

There was a young Panzer called Peter, Who fancied himself a great defeater; But because of his haste, and his tendency to waste Panzergranate 40 Armour Piercing Composite Rigid ammunition, He was often disgraced in the War Thunder: Ground Forces beta.

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Open Your Wallet For War Thunder’s Ground Forces Beta

"Load the platinum cannons with the world's largest diamond!" *Ker-chunk* "Loaded, sir! But we don't have anything to fire it at." "You're right, Jiggingtons! We've already blasted a hole where the Mona Lisa's smile should be, and knocked the arms off the Venus de Milo. I need to purchase more art to destroy. Gentlemen, stand down. Amuse yourselves while I'm at the super-secret auction." "Expositionally…

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