Independent publisher Grey Box has issued a call to battle stations today, announcing it is working with Berlin-based studio YAGER to create Dreadnought, an aerial armada action game for PC. Set in a futuristic era of war and refuge, players will take on the role of a mercenary spaceship captain who owes allegiance to no nation, fighting for glory amidst a galaxy of chaos.
The idyllic city of Dubai, resting between the Persian Gulf and sand is not a likely place to be sieged by a sandstorm. But the biggest sandstorm ever recorded has hit the United Arab Emirates in Dubai, and the 33rd Battalion (nicknamed “The Damned 33rd”) are sent in to help with rescue and evacuation efforts. Only, they’ve disappeared too due to another major sandstorm. Delta Operatives Walker, Lugo, and Adams are sent in to assist. Playing as Captain Walker, you lead the charge.
Amazon is having themselves a Summer Sale of PC Games. There are some spectacular deals especially among newer games like Max Payne 3, Spec Ops: The Line, and Syndicate – all of which I’ll be grabbing. Many of the games will be special in that they’ll have Steam-redeemable keys. Tony at Amazon worked hard with the team to get Steam keys as they know people have their preferred platform.
Max Payne 3 – $29.99 (50% off) – This is the Steam version. 50% runs 7/1-7/4 (end of day 7/4) and will then be 33% off through 7/14
Spec Ops: The Line – $24.99 (50% off) – Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
Syndicate – $14.99 – Origin activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
Bioshock Dual Pack (Bioshock 1 + 2) – $7.49 Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
X-Com Complete Pack – $2.99 – Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
The Darkness II – $12.49 – Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
Rockstar Classics Pack – $14.99 – Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
Crusader Kings II – $9.99 – Steam activate-able – this will run from 7/1-7/14
Plethora of Paradox Games – $19.99 containing (all Steam activateable) runs 7/1-7/7:
Plentiful Paradox Package – $12.49 (all are Steam activate-able) runs 7/1-7/7 contains:
Pint Sized Paradox bundle – $7.49 (all steam activate-able) runs 7/1-7/7:
Borderlands: Game of the Year Edition – $7.49 (Steam activate-able) runs 7/1-7/14
Duke Nukem Complete Pack – $7.99 (Steam activate-able) runs 7/1-7/14:
2K Strategy Pack – $19.99 – runs 7/1-7/14
2K Shooter Pack – $19.99 – runs 7/1-7/14
2K Mega Pack – $39.99 – runs 7/1-7/14
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – $29.99 (50% off Steam activate-able) – runs 7/1-7/14
Battlefield 3 – $35.99 (40% off, only redeemable in Origin)
Front facing demos of the game were of the Singleplayer Demo released in May. The ones on the back side though, were later in the game at Chapter 13 and things have not gone well with the crew. Sparing the details, this looked very end-game and invokes all of the mechanics in order to survive. Even on Normal, sheer quantities of the enemies will swarm and flank you causing you to reassess your position and keeps you on the move. Ammo is at a premium and requires that you pick up dropped weapons to be successful. You’re separated from the squad and as you regain radio contact with them, you are faced with more challenging enemies all while dealing with the emotional damage that has incurred in your time in Dubai, questioning who you’ve become in this journey. Spec Ops has great gameplay with solid gunplay, and tapping into these characters for their emotional capacity is really interesting.
I definitely want to see the whole thing.