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Posted on Jun 28, 2013 in Electronic Games

Rising Storm – PC Game Review

Rising Storm. PC game review. Publisher and Developer, Tripwire Interactive. Standard game, $19.99 on Steam. Passed Inspection: Nails the difficult task of giving players a balanced game in an asymmetrical fight among combat troops in the Pacific Theater. Beautifully rendered battlefield maps from thick jungle combat to close-quarters combat in buildings. Failed Inspection: There are only 6 maps, which leaves players wanting only more! Thankfully, the developers have said new content is on the way. This summer, Tripwire Interactive’s Rising Storm picks up where the Red Orchestra series left off last year with Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45. The new release covers the brutal and desperate fighting in the Pacific Theater of World War II. This is a nice change-up from the European fighting we’ve seen lately from first person shooters, and it tackles the sometimes difficult task of creating a balanced game between American and Japanese forces. The stand-alone expansion is available on Steam and is a fully modified game of the Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad first...

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Posted on Jun 10, 2013 in War College

Fear and Courage – Returning to Iwo Jima 68 Years Later

Three WW2 veterans returned to Iwo Jima on the 68th anniversary of the battle. In 1945 one was a Marine rifleman, another drove a USMC halftrack with a 105mm howitzer, and the third was a US Army Air Corps flight engineer aboard a B-29 that was part of the preliminary bombardment of the island.

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