New World War II FPS – Battalion 1944

Battalion 1944 is an upcoming first-person shooter, World War II game that’s specifically designed to look and feel like older games, such as Enemy Territory and Call of Duty. Developer Bulkhead wants to combine old-style first person shooter experiences with modern graphics technology. In order to bring that vision to reality, they asked for £100,000 in a Kickstarter campaign that lasted just 48 hours before reaching its funding goal. While the campaign is still ongoing, the developers have yet to release what their future donations will be used for.

Battalion 1944 places the player smack in the middle of 1944 Nazi Germany where the Allied forces must conquer the Nazis in order to rid the world of their invasive rule once and for all. Players are able to visit historical cities such as Carentan and Bastogne and use real-world weapons such as the Kar98, M1 Garand, and Thompson.

While similar games have been made in the past, Bulkhead states that Battalion 1944 brings back a lost period in gaming that many young adults remember from their childhood. Games like Call of Duty, Brothers In Arms, and Battlefield 1942 were hallmarks of a previous era in gaming that brought together historical fact with raw action-packed gameplay. Unfortunately, these older games are no longer available on newer gaming consoles, such as the PS4 or Xbox One. To bridge the gap between these older games and newer technologies, Bulkhead set out to create their own WWII game that will allow a younger audience and older players alike to appreciate the subtleties put into Battalion 1944.

Battalion 1944 is loaded with small customizations that make the gameplay unique for each player. Players can, for example, engrave a message on the side of their rifle, customize their uniforms with a variety of patches and badges, and swap out insignias for different ranks and positions. Every detail has been meticulously considered, such as the sound a real Thompson makes when it’s being reloaded, and included throughout the game for a very realistic experience. Characters are also trained how to move by using body suits that allow real actors to capture realistic body movements while running, jumping, shooting, and simply turning around. The exact release date for Battalion 1944 is so far unknown, but it will be available on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC.

EU Members Make Push For Better Internet Neutrality Policies

The opinions of 318 Internet service providers, consumers and independent groups were solicited by the European Commission in order to better gauge what the true definition of open Internet is. Internet service providers regularly restrict how much bandwidth a customer may use according to their contract, but the same companies seem to be going against contract stipulations and are giving bigger companies priority when it comes to unrestricted Internet access. The European Commission penned a telecom framework that outlines how consumers and Internet providers should approach the matter, and most of the 318 subjects agree. ISPs that use traffic management techniques to customers into tiers may inadvertently be violating confidentiality and alienating certain groups. By ascertaining the type of data being transmitted across the Internet, ISPs try to unclog the airways by assigning and removing accessibility privileges by customer tiers.

Questions of Internet congestion, illegal filesharing and excessive downloading came up, prompting the Motion Picture Associate to state their opinions. The MPA believes that illegal filesharers should essentially be placed on the lowest rung in an attempt to get them to stop. They believe that illegal peer to peer filesharing and hosting does nothing good for the Internet as a whole. Yahoo, on the other hand, has a different opinion. They state that anyone who pays for access should be able to access the entire Internet as they see fit. Consumers are given a wide variety of packages from various ISPs, so the comments made by different companies could ultimately color perceptions as well as how who people choose to do business with.

Buying Video Games for Children

The market is filled with video games in a number of different genres, types and age appropriateness. When buying a video game for a child, there are a few things to think about before you purchase. Nearly every parent in the world becomes concerned at some point as to whether a specific game is suitable for children of varying ages. If your child is a video game enthusiast, there are some things to consider when you are buying games.

First, you have to consider the actual age of your child or children. Game ratings are based on age so if a game is rated M for Mature then it is typically not a good choice for a child. If you have toddlers or younger children, you should spend more time focusing on games that are rated E which means that they are perfectly suitable for anyone of any age. Teenagers have their own rating and then adults have another. It is important that you familiarize yourself with how video games are rated for age so that you know when one is really not appropriate for your child. Some games that are rated for teenagers and adults can contain language and scenes that are certainly not supposed to be viewed by younger children.

If you have younger children, the video game market is filled with educational games that are perfectly suited for all ages. Games designed for toddlers and preschoolers can help children to learn to identify their shapes and colors. Many of these games use popular cartoon characters to entice children to play and learn. Older children may enjoy games based on popular television shows such as Nickelodeon’s Spongebob Squarepants and other very popular titles. Some of these games also teach valuable life lessons but still give children a very enjoyable way to pass the time. Games that are suitable for children are often grouped together in retail stores and categorized by age so you can easily find the ones that are best suited for your child’s age group.

Before purchasing a new game for a child, particularly if you are not familiar with the game title or contents, it may be a good idea to find a reliable game review website and see what other parents have to say about that particular title. User reviews are reviews written by real parents so you can get an honest opinion of the game as well as its appropriateness. You can learn more about what the games teach and what specific features they offer so that you can determine whether or not your own child will enjoy playing them.

Again, games today contain ratings that should let you know that they are appropriate for children however, you should always double check that system just to be certain of what you are allowing your children to have access to. Review sites will let you know of any content in the games that is not suitable for your child so that you know which games to avoid when buying and which ones will actually help your child to learn something while they play them.

Doom

Set to be released on May 13th, 2016, the latest installment in the Doom franchise will be released for PS4, Xbox One, and PCs. According to executive producer, Marty Stratton, the game will be centered around “badass demons, big effing guns and moving really, really fast”. Created by id Software and released by Bethesda Softworks, the game will feature multiple multiplayer modes and a custom mapmaker called SnapMap that let players create their own missions from scratch and share them with friends. Pre-orders are already being taken for the game on their official website and a collector’s edition that features a 12-inch demon statue is also available for $119.99.

Set in a similar universe as the original Doom classic from 1993, the player takes on the role of a member of the Rapid Response Tactical Squad who must rid a Martian research facility of the demons that have taken it over. As the player wakes up, he finds himself in Martian UAC (Union Aerospace Corporation) facility and realizes that something’s not quite right. After making his way across the Martian surface, the player finds himself in an industrial complex that houses a misaligned satellite dish. By re-aligning the dish, the player plans to track down the source of the demonic invasion and put a stop to it once and for all.

In order to quell the evil forces of Hell, the player must battle his way across the Martian landscape, engaging demons of all shapes and sizes along the way. The game is very fast-paced and requires the player to utilize sprinting, jumping, and a built-in karate system for demonic melee fight scenes. Players are not limited in the number of weapons they can carry, but you cannot reload or regenerate health. Fortunately, ammo and health packs can be found all over the place and body armor can be worn to reduce the amount of damage taken.

Though not much is known about the upcoming release of Doom 4, which has been in the works since August 2007, it is known that four separate multiplayer options are available, which include Team Deathmatch, Clan Arena, Freeze Tag, and Domination. Enemies will include possessed humans, 9 different kinds of demons, plus cyberdemons. Fortunately, the player can also become a demon under special circumstances when they pick up a demon rune, which only appear spontaneously and have a timer that limits how long the player can be in demon-mode.

New Political Strategy Game The Political Machine

For those tired of action-packed fight scenes and terror around every turn, The Political Machine brings a bucket of laughs and hours of gameplay to any player’s catalog of 2016 games. The Political Machine sets the player in charge of a 2016 presidential campaign where he or she can play as any of the Republican or Democratic candidates and battle the opposition in a race to the highest office in the land.

In addition to choosing one of over a dozen candidates, including front-runners like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, the player can also create a custom character from scratch and tee off with others in order to win the presidency. The game allows the player to carefully plan out a strategic victory and implement smooth maneuvers like making appearances on famous talk shows or purchasing creative TV commercials in order to win favor with voters.

The campaign trail won’t be all smooth-sailing, however, as disastrous events may be thrown your way in random intervals to see how you cope with real-world scenarios. Natural disasters and scandalous affairs can come out of nowhere to completely change the course of the entire campaign. The game features real census data and issues to test your political savvy and has built-in leaderboards as well as poll tracking to keep track of who’s on top and show you how you stand with voters compared with your opponents.

The game can be played in campaign mode against AIs or in multiplayer mode in which players can challenge their friends to see who the real victor would be in a presidential race. While The Political Machine doesn’t have the best graphics available, the featured politicians do resemble their real life counterparts and the game engine is practically unparalleled when compared to similar games in its field, except for high-end simulator games like Masters of the World and Democracy. Those who have played earlier renditions of The Political Machine, including the 2004 race between George Bush and John Kerry and the 2008 race between Barack Obama and John McCain will know that this is a game that provides hours of entertainment for anyone interested in political endeavors.

The game is currently available for PC for only $7.49 on their official website and only requires 1 GB of hard drive space and 1 GB of RAM. A 2-Pack version of the game is also available for only $11.24 that allows friends to play with each other on two separate machines.