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Wolfenstein: The New Order
Wolfenstein: The New Order

PC | PlayStation 3 | PlayStation 4 | Xbox 360 | Xbox One
Genre: First Person Shooter Players: 1 to 0
Developer: MachineGames Official Site: http://www.wolfenstein.com/
Publisher: Bethesda Softworks
Release Date:
20th May 2014
Thursday, 22 May 2014
Post by Eorl @ 04:11pm 22/05/14 | 1 Comments
Thanks to Bethesda and MachineGames, AusGamers has four very cool loot packs to giveaway in celebration of the launch for Wolfenstein: The New Order -- one very limited Panzerhund Edition that includes an 8 inch, fully articulated hand-painted Panzerhund statute, and three merch packs containing a stylish bag, shirt and poster to flaunt in public.

Have we got your interest? All you need to do is simply hit up the competition page and answer the following question in 50 words or less:
If you could create an entirely new gun for Wolfenstein: The New Order, what would it be?
Competition closes on 12:00am 29th May, 2014 so make sure you get your answers in early to secure your chance at winning this awesome looking Panzerhund Edition.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
Tuesday, 20 May 2014
Post by Steve Farrelly @ 01:55pm 20/05/14 | 33 Comments
MachineGames' Wolfenstein treatment has been an up-in-the-air prospect ever since it was unveiled. Veteran shooter fans will always be happy to sink their teeth into a game borne from the grandaddy of all shooters, but it's also fondly remembered as a multiplayer goldenchild with Enemy Territory -- a facet The New Order does not carry over.

But it's not all doom and gloom. In fact, all signs point to a solid and enjoyable single-player romp with replayability up the wazoo, thanks to Nathan Lawrence's review of the game for us. We won't mince words, you're better off just reading his.

Click here for our Wolfenstein: The New Order review.
Friday, 16 May 2014
Post by Dan @ 10:28am 16/05/14 | 0 Comments
Ahead of next week's release Bethesda has released the obligatory 'launch trailer' for Wolfenstein: The New Order, and like several prior promotional vids for the game, this one also features a bizzarro version of a well known song, a deustched up polka version of House of the Rising Sun.
Wolfenstein: The New Order - the first-person action-adventure shooter developed by MachineGames - reignites the franchise widely recognized for pioneering the first-person shooter genre. Set in the 1960s, the monstrous Nazi regime has used mysterious advanced technology to win World War II. They now rule the globe with an iron fist. With the help of a small group of resistance fighters, Wolfenstein: The New Order sends you across Europe on a harrowing mission to bring down the Nazi war machine that has conquered Earth – and beyond.
The "beyond" referenced in the blurb there appears to be The Moon. Check it out below.

Wolfenstein: The New Order is due worldwide next Tuesday May 20th 2014 on PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Friday, 2 May 2014
Post by Eorl @ 10:45am 02/05/14 | 17 Comments
Wondering just how well your computer will handle Bethesda's latest addition to the Wolfenstein universe? The developer has revealed the PC system requirements along with console requirements for Wolfenstein: The New Order, and they are definitely something hefty.

Continuing the tradition of the more recent multi-platform games, Wolfenstein is also opting to only support 64-bit operating systems either on Windows 7 or Windows 8/8.1. You'll also be needing an Intel Core i7 or equivalent AMD, 4GB of RAM, 50GB of free HDD space and a GeoForce 460 or ATI Radeon HD 6850 GPU. "High Speed Internet Connection" and a Steam account are also recommended.

Moving to consoles, you'll be requiring a whopping 47GB free to install the game, for both the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. Both platforms also support "voice commands" with Xbox One getting Kinect support for said commands (English, French, Italian, German and Spanish only though). On the past-gen front you'll be looking at hilariously tedious four discs for the Xbox 360 version, with PlayStation 3 gaining one single disc.

Your PC up to scratch? Let us know in the comments on your thoughts about the system requirements.
Wednesday, 30 April 2014
Post by Dan @ 10:13am 30/04/14 | 0 Comments
Owed to its heritage, Wolfenstein: The New Order is presented as a very traditional first person shooter, a finely-tuned one with a few surprises, but pretty vanilla. You can mix it up a little bit however, and one way Bethesda is reminding us that can be accomplished is by opting for "stealth or mayhem":
BJ Blazkowicz is the resistance's best hope of taking down General Deathshead's army, but how will you achieve victory? In our newest gameplay trailer, we provide a look at alternate paths through an early chapter of the game.
Watch the video below for a demonstration or each approach.

Wolfenstein is due to launch in Australia and New Zealand on May 20th on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.

Monday, 28 April 2014
Post by Dan @ 09:59am 28/04/14 | 7 Comments
Following its live stream of the game's first half hour, publisher Bethesda hosted another Twitch event over the weekend, picking up were they left off for another 20 minute romp through a dystopian future where the Nazis won World War II.

As with the previous video, you probably won't want to watch this if you're looking forward to playing the game fresh, but a large chunk of it is actually footage that we've seen in previous trailers anyway.

According to Bethesda, they'll be hosting one more livestream gameplay event like this, the day before the game's launch on May 19th.

Wolfenstein: The New Order will be launching worldwide for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on May 20th.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014
Post by Dan @ 10:53am 22/04/14 | 5 Comments
Bethesda has published a higher quality version of the gameplay session of Wolfenstein: The New Order that was live-streamed by the developers recently on Twitch, offering a look at the first 30 minutes of the upcoming sci-fi WWII shooter in the works at MachineGames.

If you'd rather go in fresh, you probably won't want to watch too much of this one, as it is an uncut look at the game's first half-hour on PC, starting from the launch menu and traversing an extensive Nazi stronghold.

Wolfenstein: The New Order will be launching for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One come May 20th.

Thursday, 17 April 2014
Post by Eorl @ 10:23am 17/04/14 | 0 Comments
Alternate history Nazi shooter Wolfenstein: The New Order is now available for pre-order via Steam, and to help sweeten the deal Valve has dealt a blow to all hat collectors by offering free Team Fortress 2 headgear to anyone plunking down cash early.

Those who can't quite help themselves in "collecting them all" will find that two TF2 items up for grabs: the Die Regime-Panzerung and the Der Maschinensoldaten-Helm. So classy, yet rather historic for battle in the cartoon world of Team Fortress 2.

Alongside the newly-revealed wearable headgear, a pre-order of Wolfenstein: The New Order also grants players access to a beta of id Software's next entry in the hallowed DOOM franchise. As mentioned previously however, that beta will only be available to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One pre-orders. Sorry last-gen, looks like we are moving on!

Wolfenstein: The New Order will be launching for PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One come May 20th.
Wednesday, 9 April 2014
Post by Dan @ 09:20am 09/04/14 | 3 Comments
The forthcoming Wolfenstein: The New Order brings series protagonist into an alternate future where the Nazi regime used advanced technology to win World War II and the game's latest promotional trailer wants to remind us of that.
1960. There is no more war. The Nazis control the globe and hope is lost.

But not for everyone. A resourceful team of resistance fighters, led by B.J. Blazkowicz, are fighting back against the Reich forces led by Colonel Deathshead. Learn more about their movement in this all-new gameplay trailer.
Check it out below. Wolfenstein: The New Order is due on May 22nd for PC, Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Thursday, 27 March 2014
Post by Eorl @ 01:15pm 27/03/14 | 2 Comments
Special editions are a normal occurrence in today's video game world, offering a number of extra goodies that usually include an art book or figurine of some sort for that higher price point. Today, Bethesda has announced their Wolfenstein: The New Order Panzerhund Edition that will include a quite large amount of themed-physical content in a very shiny box. Oh, but there is no game included.

Running at the $100 price mark, the edition is limited to 5,000 physical copies, and you’ll get a footlocker-style box containing an assortment of maps, case files, and an x-ray. An 8-inch robotic dog figurine is also included to place on your shelf, which you've probably seen in the numerous trailers and screenshots of the past. Only thing missing is the actual game.

“This collector's edition does not include a copy of the game,” the product description on Bethesda’s site explains. “Keep your pre-order at your favorite retailer and we'll send you these goodies separately—this way we can ship these boxes worldwide and you're not stuck waiting for your game to come along with an oversized, expensively shipped box.”

The special edition also includes 14 postcards from the game's alternate history bound in a pretty display book and three patches to sew onto your leather jacket to make you look even cooler. Even more perplexing than the missing game is the fact that this edition comes with a unique steelbook case. To put your game disc in. Which you need to buy separately.

We've seen a number of quite strange special editions in the past, however this one definitely takes the title as strangest special edition yet. Those eager to purchase the box of goodies can head over to Bethesda's store.