Shadowrun: Hong Kong – New Funding Goal and Reward!

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Hey Shadowrunners! Great news for the Shadowrun: Hong Kong Kickstarter – they’ve blown past their original goals and have announced some new ones! Along with that, there is also a new reward for fans interested in backing the project!

Here’s what they’ve got planned if the Kickstarter reaches $1,000,000:

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Shadows of Hong Kong Mini-Campaign! We have our plans set for the story we want to tell in Shadowrun: Hong Kong, but if we hit this funding goal, we’ll create an ADDITIONAL 4-5 hour Hong Kong Mini-Campaign that takes place AFTER the story ends. The Mini-Campaign will allow you to IMPORT your high-karma Hong Kong character for a challenge only a prime runner could accept.  The Shadows of Hong Kong Mini-Campaign will come out sometime before the end of 2015 and will be FREE to Backers at the $15 pledge level and up.”

And here’s a new bonus reward they’ve just added:

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“Everyone who backs the project at the $35 Reward Level and above will get access to an AUDIO COMMENTARY TRACK from the Shadowrun Development Team. Hear the writers, designers, artists, engineers, and composer discuss how the game was made, the challenges they faced, and the fun they had while making the game. The audio commentary will arrive in an update after the game is released.”

Sound exciting? The Kickstarter runs until Tuesday, Feb 17th at 10am, so go check it out.

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World of Tanks Xbox 360: Pacific Island and Chi-Nu Kai

Hey World of Tankers, are you ready for some new content? Yes? Well, you’re in luck! In the latest World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition content update, you’re getting not one but two new exciting additions! First, a new, Xbox-exclusive Pacific Island map and second, the Japanese Premium tank Chi-Nu Kai!

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Here’s some info directly from the official site:

“Our Very Own Tropical Paradise – Pacific Island

Wargaming’s talented Chicago-based development team is constantly working on improving the game we have all come to adore, and this time we are proud to introduce an entirely original map designed especially for our console players. Get a glimpse of this beautiful yet deadly new battlefield, or just jump in battle and take on the enemy in the exciting unknown territory!

First Japanese Premium – Chi-Nu Kai

Rolling into World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition as the first Japanese vehicle, the tier V medium tank Chi-Nu Kai is equpped with a highly accurate and deadly weapon. Roll out in your very own iconic Chi-Nu Kai, bundled with its own Garage Slot, a fully trained Crew and Premium time, available only in the Store for a limited time.

Start Time: Thursday, January 29, 00:01 PST / 08:01 UTC
End Time: Sunday, February 8, 23:59 PST / February 9, 07:59 UTC”

Check out the official announcement for more information and details.

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Rise of Nations: Extended Edition Community Guide: Cold War Campaign

Achievement enthusiasts may have met their match upon the release of Rise of Nations: Extended Edition with challenges like training 1,000,000 cavalry units and infantry units, beating the toughest AI, and researching all four final techs in a single game. Among those achievements are the arduous Conquer the World Campaigns. For those struggling to complete the Cold War campaign, you’re in luck: Steam user YhofChaerkh has created an in-depth guide to completing a 100% world conquest victory!

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Age of Empires: Castle Siege Defensive Strategies

The official Age of Empires: Castle Siege forum is one of the most active Age of Empires communities on the web. If you’re a new player looking for strategies or ways to improve, those forums harbor an abundance of useful information. Sometimes, there’s a post that’s so incredibly useful that it needs more eyes on it via the blog. This post from forum user spirits is one of those.

spirits has compiled a list of popular defensive strategies from the community. If your current defense isn’t working out, or if you just want to try something new, consider one of these.

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