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  • Week In Review - 6/30/2011

    Ladies and Gentlemen of the Gaming Universe, I invite you to join me for our first Week In Review.

    This is a new weekly news update that will cover any major news brought to the attention of your TG Content Development team! This being the first installment, it's not going to be (quite) jammed to the brim with eye-popping gaming goodness, but it'll get the job done. My word on that. To intercept the next question before it's asked, no, the Week In Review will not be replacing our other beloved front page articles. So for you infojunkies out there, think of this as your quick fix compared to your full-fledged front page drug of choice.

    Without further ado, let's dive in!

    Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad Launch Date Announced!
    Thats right folks, the long awaited sequel of the award winning Red Orchestra from Tripwire has got an official release date! Hot off the over at Tripwire:
    Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad - coming to you via Steam and other digital distribution sites, plus stores across the world, 30th August 2011. MSRP $39.99 for the USA, with prices for other territories set to appropriate pricing for those territories.

    You waited this long - now you know how much longer there is left to wait!
    So if you're eagerly awaiting the launch, start getting your money ready! If you havent heard anything about it, head over to the information page and read up, or drop by our very own Red Orchestra 2 forums and see what they've got for you!

    Team Fortress 2 - FREE At Last!
    Team Fortress 2, everyone's favorite cartoonish FPS is now FREE to the masses. No catch, no tricks, no deceptions, just download it and play to your heart's content! Unlock all of the weapons, upgrades, and (most importantly) hats for the various classes in the game. From the chain-gun toting Heavy class to the arsonist's toolkit mastering Pyro class, Team Fortress 2 is undoubtedly a riot of epic death and destruction. Head over to and grab your copy or download it on your steam client!

    EVE Online: Incarna Update Released
    Tactical Gamer's very own EVE Online community liason DamionRayne has provided us with a quick little snip of front-lines intel on the new expansion:
    Originally posted by DamionRayne
    Eve Online's Largest Expansion in it's history was released on the 21st of this Month. Seeing the addition of "Captains Quarters" and the first iteration of Full Body Avatar systems within the Space Game known as Eve Online has brought the title to yet another pinnacle. So far the addition of these systems to the game has proven to increase immersion and depth, while adding possibilities for new avenues of gameplay and story telling. This happened alongside the release announcement for Dust 514, a planet-side Battlefield style MMOFPS set alongside EVE Online and directly interacting with it.
    Many thanks to Damion and be sure to look forward to his full length article on EVE Online: Incarna, due out next week. If you're interested in getting involved with the game, pick up a 14 day FREE trial (no credit card required) over at If you've played before and are looking to get back into the fray, theres no better time than now! Come join your fellow TG members and see what all of the new features can do for you!

    World of Tanks 6.5 Update Deploying TODAY!
    World of Tanks, the epic tank MMO, is launching the first of three MAJOR patches today. The changes include:
    ∙Redshire and Arctic Region maps;
    ∙American TDs Т18, Т82, Т40, M10, M36, T25, T28, T95;
    ∙American premium light tank M22 Locust;
    ∙Soviet premium light tank Т-127;
    ∙Tier 9 American medium tank M26 Pershing will be replaced for M46 Patton.

    Thats right guys and gals, those American tank destroyers you've been waiting to get your hands on are finally here! For a full list of changes and to read what is going down with the repalcements for the T23 and Pershing medium tanks, head over to the update page on the WOT forums.

    Video Production Gets A New Forum At TG
    I'm sure that all of you have seen this by now. No? Oh, well allow me to enlighten you! What used to be an obscure and underused subforum in our humble corner of the internet, Video Production has received full front-forum privileges! Through the hard work, dedication and much horse-beating (note: no actual horses were harmed in the process) of your various administrators and community members, the forum gods were persuaded to make it much easier for you to find all of your videographical resource type stuff.

    The forum contains all the goodies that you're used to, like tutorials, intros/outros, video resources, and the ever-indispensable advice of your fellow community members. So make sure you check it out. The new forum can be found on the main forums page, located just below the Sandbox on the list.

    In Other News...
    The winners of the Game Critics Awards from last month's E3 Expo have been announced! For those of you that dont know, the Game Critics Awards are voted on by more then 30 major media outlets ranging from USA Today to PC Gamer magazine and beyond. Bottom line: these are the big daddy of all awards that you can get at E3. Here's your full list of recipients:

    Best of Show:
    BioShock Infinite
    (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

    Best Original Game:
    BioShock Infinite
    (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

    Best Console Game:
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PS3, Xbox 360)

    Best Handheld Game:
    Sound Shapes
    (Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita)

    Best PC Game:
    BioShock Infinite
    (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

    Best Hardware:
    PlayStation Vita
    (Sony Computer Entertainment)

    Best Action Game:
    Battlefield 3
    (DICE/EA Games for PC)

    Best Action/Adventure Game:
    BioShock Infinite
    (Irrational Games/2K Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

    Best Role Playing Game:
    The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim
    (Bethesda Game Studios/Bethesda for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

    Best Fighting Game:
    Street Fighter X Tekken
    (Capcom/Capcom for PS3, Xbox 360, PSVita)

    Best Racing Game:
    Forza 4
    (Turn 10 Studios/Microsoft Studios for Xbox 360)

    Best Sports Game:
    FIFA Soccer 12
    (EA Canada/EA Sports for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

    Best Strategy Game:
    From Dust
    (Ubisoft Montpellier/Ubisoft for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

    Best Social/Casual Game:
    Sound Shapes
    (Queasy Games/SCEA for PSVita)

    Best Motion Simulation Game:
    The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
    (Nintendo EAD/Nintendo for Wii)

    Best Online Multiplayer:
    Battlefield 3
    (DICE/EA Games for PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

    Best Downloadable Game:
    (Supergiant Games/WB Games for PC, Xbox 360)

    Congratulations to this year's winners! I'm sure that every one of you can join me in looking forward to playing these with heavily baited breath, and in some cases, a significant amount of drool. Keep those keyboards clean, kids!

    Lastly, although I have been strictly forbidden from divulging the master plan of our all-knowing, all-seeing Administration, there are some big changes coming down the pipe for TacticalGamer in the near future. Dont worry, nobody is getting smacked with a banhammer and you're still going to be able to enjoy the games, forums and community you know and love. No, the changes I'm talking about are of the GOOD variety. So keep your ears to the ground and your eyes peeled.
    As always, your Content Development team is always looking for quality material to feed into your ocular receptors (for you laymen, thats your EYES). But remember, we're not supermen-gods-of-the-internet (although some of us pretend to be quite often) and ALWAYS appreciate community support! So if you have something you'd like to see in the Week In Review, have new hardware or software you'd like to see reviewed (yes, we do BOTH hardware and software), or would even like to contribute a full length article yourself, DONT HESITATE!

    Drop us a line in the Submit Content Forum (which can also be found at the very bottom of the forums, right next to the CAA forums) with your thoughts, ideas, suggestions and articles! Did I mention that there might even be rewards in it for you? Oh yeah, that too!

    Thanks for reading! More for you next week, my fine fellow gamers!

    • LadiesMan281
      LadiesMan281 commented
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      Finally, a release date for Red Orchestra 2. I never palyed the original, but i've watched some videos, and now I'm interested in the 2nd. There are too many good games coming out this year!! GAH! My poor wallet.

    • Melee
      Melee commented
      Editing a comment
      Nicely done, Ferris.

    • socomseal93
      socomseal93 commented
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      For anyone that is interested, the first Red Orchestra is on sale on steam now for $7.49. There is still an active community in it that plays on a daily basis. For $7.49, there really is almost nothing to lose by trying it.
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