Elsweyr is an expansion pack and third chapter to the MMORPG PC game The Elder Scrolls Online, developed by ZeniMax Online Studios and published by Bethesda Softworks. It is the 3th expansion pack released for the game. Elsweyr transports the action of the game to a new area and adds several new features and content to the original game.Players can now choose to play as a Necromancer, a new class of characters. They can undertake a new trial called Sunspire, as well as fight new high-level dragons, which roam the area. Elsweyr was met with very positive critical reception, with reviewers praising the graphics and design of the new location, the new playable class and enthralling story of the expansion.GameplayThe Elder Scrolls Online – Elsweyr changes little in the core gameplay mechanics of the ESO series. The game is still a traditional example of massive multiplayer online action-RPG, where the player chooses one of the six character classes and tries them out in the game world, either fighting other players or competing in a multitude of Player vs Everything (PvE) events, which include quests to complete, dungeons to clear and adventure zones to roam, solo or with friends.Elsweyr adds several new features, the main of which is a new character class – the Necromancer. This class specializes in techniques that allow using the powers of life and death to reanimate corpses. Similarly, to other character classes, the Necromancer has three unique skill lines. Grave Lord skill allows the player to imbue undead with elemental powers. Bone Tyrant skill turns the remains of the fallen on the battlefield into barriers as well uses them to replenish players’ health. Living death reanimates fallen allies and restores the health of those close to defeat.With new dragons in the Elsweyr skies comes a new trial. The player and his party must enter the Sunspire, a temple overridden by dragons. Completing the trial wards the player with unique items and gear.StoryIn the south of the Tamriel continent, between the wild forests of Valenwood and dour Black Marsh, there lies a mysterious land. Elsweyr, they call it, for it is unlike any other land in the Empire. Hot desert air and dust fill the lungs of those who dare tread into the home country of the Khajiit. Should you be brave enough to venture there, you will find a country torn between two kingdoms, with skies ruled by dragons. Travel safely, adventurer, for Elsweyr will test you in ways you have never imagined…ReceptionESO Elsweyr received critical acclaim form the reviewers, who were full of praise for the developers who managed to outdo themselves when it comes to the quality of the product. Reviewers noted that one of the main selling points of the expansion was the new playable class – the necromancer as well as the beautiful new lands to explore and, of course, the option to fights with dragons, which have shown that there are no limits to the developers’ creativity when it comes to designing thrilling encounters with the flying beasts.
Sengoku JidaiJapan faces a huge social upheaval, political intrigue and near-constant military conflict. Who has the proper wit and bravery to become the one and only Shogun and bring back peace and harmony to the impoverished lands? Ten legendary clans may have appetites for it, however the throne waits only for the one of them. Step in the role and control one of the Daimyo, the clan leader and use your military forces, economics and diplomacy to go up against the rest of ambitious clans, as well as dozens of other influential families. Will you be the one to re-unite the country and win the hearts of Japanese people?More realistic than ever beforeVirtual battle veterans will for sure enjoy the new Al system – one of the main Total War: Shogun 2 features. Inspired by the millennia old Chinese “Art of War” by Sun Tzu, the game redefines the battle model we knew before, creating a battlefield that has never been more demanding and realistic. The map can simultaneously feature up to dozens of thousands of units, each having its own characteristic features, predestining them to various types of clashes. Don’t marginalize also the weather, which has its important influence on the battles’ courses. Explore the multi-stage sieges with their wide range of new possibilities and become the ruler of the sea, using its features to tip the scales on your side. On the other hand you can expect a developed graphic engine, which stands behind the awesomeness of the depicted world. Realistic waves smashing at the shore or the shifting nature, enchanting with its vibrant landscapes will appeal even to the most indifferent hearts.Invite your friendsPlay the main campaign solo or invite a friend. Challenge yourself against or join forces and fight with the Al armies. Try your luck in the classic multiplayer, designed for 8 players simultaneously. Remember to create your own virtual alter ego. The general created by you will be more than just an avatar, playing an important role while the game progresses. You earn experience points, which can be used to develop his skills and abilities. Move up the ranks, earning recognition in the virtual world.
World War 3 is a multiplayer military FPS set in a modern, global conflict. Strong teamplay, national armed forces, real locations, full body awareness and a versatile customization system all contribute to the authenticity of the modern combat experience enhanced by other essential elements such as a robust ballistic system, advanced armors and life-like weapons. Produced in cooperation with military R&D centers and consultants, World War 3 shows the consequences of every battle in the context of a global war campaign on a strategic war map.KEY FEATURES:Modern Battlefield ExperienceWorld War 3 presents a modern conflict with tactics, techniques and procedures inspired by true combat engagements. All of this packed into two exciting game modes. Warzone offers opportunities for dynamic, intense firefights in teamwork-focused battles of infantry and armored units over fortified points. The tactically-oriented Recon allows players to cooperate within small reconnaissance squads left on their own to survive and capture high-value targets in hostile territory. Together these modes create a coherent gameplay experience aimed at presenting the actual feel of modern warfare.Real Life LocationsWe are proud to give you one of the most realistic levels in the history of FPS. Join the battle on the streets of Warsaw, Berlin and Moscow. Take advantage of the urban environment to surprise enemy forces and dominate the battlefield.Versatile CustomizationFind your own unique combat set fitted to your needs and style without being bound by classes or roles. Choose from hundreds of combinations of unique weapon parts, attachments, skins, camos and paints. Same rules apply to vehicles, tactical gear and uniforms. If it’s possible in real life, it’s possible in World War 3 - simple as that!National PrideWorld War 3 is heavily grounded in military realism, offering accurate depictions of weapons, uniforms and equipment of national armed forces. All of it to inspire you to make the war effort personal and prove that your country is the dominant force on the battlefield. All maps are based on real-life locations such as the streets of Warsaw, Berlin and Moscow (more locations planned) recreated with an unprecedented attention to detail.Strong TeamplayWorld War 3 supports team-based gameplay rewarding the initiative in playing as a part of a squad. Responsible cooperation within a squad is the best recipe for combat effectiveness. Players can choose between assuming the role of an Attacker or a Defender, and use any gear available to support their playstyle – what matters is the victory.Armor vs ProjectileThe most authentic bullet vs. armor system in the FPS genre to date, achieved through years of research and development with military professionals. Ballistics, a weight system, full body awareness, vehicle physics, and an extensive customization system all affect the gameplay in a meaningful way.Strategic War MapTo show consequences of every battle, player performance is rewarded with resources used to conquer or defend a territory. Gain additional bonuses via the metagame and turn the tide of war! Every destroyed vehicle, every kill, every bullet fired, every achievement affects the big picture presented on a constantly evolving, interactive war map eventually covering the entire planet.Community Driven DevelopmentWorld War 3 is being developed by competitive gamers who grew up playing FPS games. As an indie studio we strongly believe that community input is crucial in creating enjoyable and memorable games. We want to invite all of you to take part in the common effort of making World War 3 the game you always wanted to play!!
The Eastern Alliance has suffered multiple crushing defeats in the Pacific, and the tide seems to be turning against them. The Allies turn their attentions to the Russian Far East, but are they pushing ahead of themselves?After a series of tragic events in America, will the country come together or fracture apart? The US economy has now been fully retooled for war, but will it be enough to overcome the enemy forces that seek to destroy the nation?Battlefield Russia is the highly anticipated fifth book in the action-packed Red Storm military thriller series. If you like action, pulse-pounding combat scenes, and complex characters, you’ll love James Rosone and Miranda Watson’s newest addition to the series.With the addition of India and Indonesia to the Eastern Alliance, will the democracies of the West be able to stand against the dictatorial regimes of Russia and China? Grab your copy of Battlefield Russia and find out.The Red Storm series is best enjoyed when listened to in the correct order as each book builds on the previous work.Listening order:Book 1: Battlefield UkraineBook 2: Battlefield KoreaBook 3: Battlefield TaiwanBook 4: Battlefield PacificBook 5: Battlefield RussiaBook 6: Battlefield China*When you buy a book by Rosone and Watson, they have chosen to donate a portion of the proceeds to help support the following organizations: Tunnel to Towers Foundation, Operation Underground Railroad, and Charity: Water. 1. Language: English. Narrator: B.J. Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/153381/bk_acx0_153381_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Arthur Pendragon is king! Unchallenged on the battlefield, he melds the country together in a time of promise. But sinister powers plot to destroy Camelot, and when the witch-queen Morgause - Arthur's own half sister - ensnares him in an incestuous liaison, a fatal web of love, betrayal, and bloody vengeance is woven. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nicol Williamson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/pnix/000713/bk_pnix_000713_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
July 1914: The ties between Kezia Marchant and Thea Brissenden, friends since girlhood, have become strained - by Thea’s passionate embrace of women’s suffrage, and by the imminent marriage of Kezia to Thea’s brother, Tom, who runs the family farm. When Tom enlists to fight for his country and Thea is drawn reluctantly onto the battlefield, the farm becomes Kezia’s responsibility. They must all find a way to endure the ensuing cataclysm and turmoil. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josie Dunn. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/howe/002031/bk_howe_002031_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The first full-length biography of the Civil War surgeon who, over the course of the war’s bloodiest battles - from Antietam to Gettysburg - redefined military medicine. Jonathan Letterman was an outpost medical officer serving in Indian country in the years before the Civil War, responsible for the care of just hundreds of men. But when he was appointed the chief medical officer for the Army of the Potomac, he revolutionized combat medicine over the course of four major battles - Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg - that produced unprecedented numbers of casualties. He made battlefield survival possible by creating the first organized ambulance corps and a more effective field hospital system. He imposed medical professionalism on a chaotic battlefield. Where before 20 percent of the men were unfit to fight because of disease, squalid conditions, and poor nutrition, he improved health and combat readiness by pioneering hygiene and diet standards. Based on original research, and with stirring accounts of battle and the struggle to invent and supply adequate care during impossible conditions, this new biography recounts Letterman’s life from his small-town Pennsylvania beginnings to his trailblazing wartime years and his subsequent life as a wildcatter and the medical examiner of San Francisco. At last, here is the missing portrait of a key figure of Civil War history and military medicine. His principles of battlefield care continue to be taught to military commanders and first responders. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kyle Munley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/011358/bk_adbl_011358_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The gripping memoir of Navy Cross, Silver Star, Bronze Star, and Purple Heart recipient SEAL Lieutenant Mark L. Donald... As A SEAL and combat medic, Mark served his country with valorous distinction for almost 25 years and survived some of the most dangerous combat actions imaginable. From the rigors of BUD/S training to the horrors of the battlefield, Battle Ready dramatically immerses the listener in the unique life of the elite warrior-medic who advances into combat with life-saving equipment in one hand and life-taking weapons in the other. It is also an uplifting human story that reveals how a young Hispanic American bootstrapped himself out of a life that promised a dead-end future by enlisting in the military. That new life begins with the Marines and includes his heroic achievements on the battlefield and the operating table, and finally, of his inspirational triumph over the demons caused by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder that threatened to destroy him and his family. Includes an excerpt from the SEAL creed read by the author and a bonus conversation with Mark L. Donald and his editor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fred Berman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/001564/bk_aren_001564_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling author H. W. Brands, a masterful biography of the Civil War general and two-term president who saved the Union twice, on the battlefield and in the White House, holding the country together at two critical turning points in our history. Ulysses Grant rose from obscurity to discover he had a genius for battle, and he propelled the Union to victory in the Civil War. After Abraham Lincoln's assassination and the disastrous brief presidency of Andrew Johnson, America turned to Grant again to unite the country, this time as president. In Brands' sweeping, majestic full biography, Grant emerges as a heroic figure who was fearlessly on the side of right. He was a beloved commander in the field but willing to make the troop sacrifices necessary to win the war, even in the face of storms of criticism. He worked valiantly to protect the rights of freedmen in the South; Brands calls him the last presidential defender of black civil rights for nearly a century. He played it straight with the American Indians, allowing them to shape their own fate even as the realities of Manifest Destiny meant the end of their way of life. He was an enormously popular president whose memoirs were a huge best seller; yet within decades of his death his reputation was in tatters, the victim of Southerners who resented his policies on Reconstruction. In this page-turning biography, Brands now reconsiders Grant's legacy and provides a compelling and intimate portrait of a man who saved the Union on the battlefield and consolidated that victory as a resolute and principled political leader. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Hoye. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/003263/bk_rand_003263_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.