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Posts tagged “World War I”

Battlefield 1 players called a truce on Armistice day

As we all know, there's only one better way of honouring the fallen soldiers of World War 1 than observing a two minute silence. The best way is to load up Battlefield 1, a game about shooting soldiers in World War 1, and then not do that. At 11am Canberra time yesterday, (nearly) everyone on a Battlefield server agreed to stop shooting each other. Footage…

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11-11: Memories Retold now exploring World War I

With Armistice Day approaching, marking the end of World War I in 1918, folks including the co-director of Valiant Hearts, English animation studio Aardman, and Elijah Wood out those there films have come together to revisit it in 11-11: Memories Retold. Released last night, the "narrative-driven, WWI experience" follows two fellas with very different reasons to be at war, all wrapped up in a third-person…

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Verdun expandalone Tannenberg hits WW1 Eastern Front

World War 1 FPS Verdun is off to the Eastern Front in a standalone expansion this year, developers Blackmill Games and M2H have announced. Named simply Tannenberg [official site], after 1914's Battle of Tannenberg, it'll see the Russian Empire scrapping with the Central Powers from forest to plains. Verdun is fairly serious as shooters go, more Red Orchestra than Battlefield, and Tannenberg will continue that…

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Over The Top: Verdun Charges Out Of Early Access

The First World War is a not a common setting for first-person shooters. This perhaps isn't a surprise, given that guns were a bit rubbish then, most deaths came from being shelled while huddled in trenches, gas was a grinding terror, and tactics often didn't seem much more advanced than "Run quickly towards the enemy while yelling and hope they don't machine gun you all."…

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Not Dun Yet: Verdun Trailer Shows Updates For WWI FPS

I've been harboring a desire to return to Red Orchestra 2 for a month now, but perhaps I might be derailed for duty on another muddy frontline. Verdun is a multiplayer first-person shooter set in World War 1, about trench warfare, slowly shifting frontlines and squad tactics. It's currently in alpha, and there's a new trailer showing the game's impressive progress below.

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