Dead or Alive 6 is a 3D fighting action game for PC developed by Team Ninja and published by Koei Tecmo. It was released in March of 2019 and is the sixth installment of acclaimed Dead or Alive series, which started in 1996 on arcades. The game lets the player choose one of over 20 playable fighters, such as fan favorites Kasumi, Hayabusa and Tina, and take them through of several modes, including story mode, online and offline versus, survival and more.GameplayDead or Alive 6 is a fighting game set in a 3D environment. Players can freely move their characters around the field of battle, which is sometimes divided into levels, accessible by launching enemy character against the wall, out the window or into the floor. The arenas include what is called “danger zones”, located usually at the opposite ends of the stage, but also on the floor. If player or enemy fighter is launched into the danger zone they receive more damage. Danger zones are stage dependent and rage from breakable walls to exploding barrels and out-of-control cars.DOA 6retains most of the core combat mechanics of its predecessors adding a few new tools play with. Fighting is still focused on dealing damage through kicks and punches as well as timely countering enemy attacks. Gameintroduces a simplified combo mechanic called Fatal Rush, where pressing an attack button several times chains into a combination. Another new feature is Break Gauge, which fills in with time. When full, Fatal Rush ends with a powerful attack, similar to Dead or Alive 5’s Critical Blow. Last but not the least of new mechanics is Fatal Reversal, which reverses and stuns the opponent, leaving them open for a counterattack.Dead or Alive 6 saw some improvement in terms of graphics as well. Certain actions trigger slow-motion mode when the camera focuses on cinematic blow landing on the enemy. Fighters receive visible battle damage, such as bruises and bloody scratches, are covered in dirt and sweat after an intense fight. Controversial breast physics on female character remains intact, contrary to pre-release information, however, it can be adjusted by the player, just like the level of violence.The plot and playable charactersAfter the events of the previous game, Kasumi, a Mugen Tenshin clan ninja and one of the female protagonists of the Dead or Alive series lives as a recluse in a mountain village. However, a new threat throws the world into chaos and Kasumi must return to face it.Dead or Alive 6 includes fighters returning from the previous games in the series, as well as a couple of new faces. The returning characters include fan favorites such as:Kasumi – a Mugen Tenshin ninja and the main protagonist of the series; her ninjutsu fighting style is both fast and deadly.Ayane – Kasumi’s half-sister and fellow Mugen Tenshin ninja; due to circumstances of her birth she both hates and admires Kasumi.Hayate – Kasumi’s older brother; former guinea pig of DOATEC research lab, he swears to avenge his treatment at the hands of its chairman, Donovan.Hayabusa – Hayate’s friend and rival and Kasumi’s mentor; Hayabusa is also the main character of DOA spinoff series, Ninja Gaiden.Helena – the current leader of DOATEC and young heiress to the Douglas fortune; she fights using the Pi Gua Guan style, easy for dodging and countering attacks.Tina -daughter of the legendary pro-wrestler Bass Armstrong and a capable fighter herself, Tina pursued various paths of life to step out of her father’s shadow. Her trademark wrestling style allows midair grapples and throws.New fighters in DOA 6 are:NiCO – a codename for the genius scientist working on a new secret M.I.S.T. project; her analytical mind and natural talent at martial arts make her a foe not to be treated lightly.Diego - a street brawler from New York, he uses the money from illegal fights to support his sick mother; his style of fighting has little in the way of elegance, for which it makes up with brutality and underhanded moves, like headbutts.ReceptionDOA 6 received positive reviews from critics and players, who liked the refined graphics and gameplay mechanics as well as new modes. The game was praised for several gameplay improvements over its predecessors, detailed graphics and engaging story mode witch engaging plot and interesting characters.
Project CARS (PC) by the Slightly Mad Studio is a complex and demanding racing simulation. Plenty of cars to choose, enough tracks to satisfy anyone, and flexible difficulty level to make your game suitable for both casual and hardcore gamers. Co-funded on Kickstarter, Project CARS is one of the most interesting and complex racing game of recent years.Truly about racingNo hip pop soundtrack. Not overblown pointless plot in the career mode. No rewinding your mistakes like nothing happened. Project CARS doesn't care about any of that. Project CARS cares about racing and that's what you get when you buy it. Tracks, cars, tuning, and in-depth handling mechanics are what you getting in this game, no distractions: pure racing.Flexible difficultyProject CARS is a game for everyone, no matter your skill. Whether you are a newcomer to the genre or you've mastered every track in every racing game, Project CARS will let you customize your experience to the degree you want. Decided how much assist you want, how intense opponent AI should be, and more. Project CARS is exactly as hard as you like it. You can even adjust the difficulty before every. Single. Race. How's that for flexibility and providing excellent experience?Don't rest on your laurels, however: the game remains quite a bit harder than your typical go-to arcade racer.Customizable UIIf flexible difficulty level is not enough, Project CARS even allows you to move and remove elements of your HUD. Don't like that gauge? Delete it. You want your speedometer on the other side of the screen? Move it. You can even remove the steering wheel from your sight if you don't want it to distract you from your dedicated controller.Open-ended careerWhen you finally stop gushing over all the options, the career mode has even more treats. You can pick racing, touring and GT right off the bat, and that even begins to cover the tiers. Project CARS doesn't force you to do anything. You want to stay at the tier you're on right now, nobody's going to move you up unless you want. You can ever pick from which tier you begin your legend. Start where you want, stay where you prefer.A game of discipline, not screeching tiresDid you think you could take a corner on full speed with just a handbrake? Enjoy your time on the tree. Project CARS will have none of that nonsense. A realistic physics model, appropriate handling, and overall gameplay make sure that you either learn to drive and respect your car and road or end up on a tree a county away.The weather is not your friendDid you like that sunny sky? Well, too bad. Now there's a lightning storm and you car's tires are not prepared for that. Or maybe there's some snow out of nowhere. Or fog that makes seeing anything more than your steering wheel is impossible. You can pick the weather types before some of your races, as well as how fast they'll shift.
A condemned hero. An unlikely ally. And the plot to assassinate a criminal mastermind....David Rivers’ luck has finally run out.He’s been condemned to certain death as a deep cover agent.But his new mission reveals an unlikely ally with one shared goal: The death of David’s greatest enemy.A brilliant assassination plot is already underway. And the final element is trapped amid the firestorm of a civil war in Myanmar.To kill his opponent and free his only surviving teammate, David will have to survive impossible odds - odds that he’s determined to beat, no matter the cost.As a perilous journey unfolds, David learns that appearances aren’t as they seem, and no loyalties are absolute.He finds himself forced to choose between two great evils - with his only friend’s life hanging in the balance.Perfect for fans of Vince Flynn, Brad Thor, Mark Greaney, and Brad Taylor. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Adam Gold. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/146203/bk_acx0_146203_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the game, players control three characters – criminals Michael, Trevor and Franklin - in the open world environment of Los Santos and nearby areas. There, players can complete missions and side-quests or participate in other optional activities.GameplayGrand Theft Auto 5, like its predecessors, provides the player with a sandbox environment. Unlike previous installments, the open world of the game is available in its entirety. There are no barriers that prevent the player from reaching the furthest parts of the map very early in the game.The island of San Andreas is comprised of two smaller regions – a bustling city of Los Santos, inspired by real locations of Los Angeles and desert flats of Blaine County. These two make for the largest world ever in the series. Players are able to freely interact with the world of GTA V, which is filled to the brim with side activities, such as BASE jumping, golf, yoga, various types of races, store robberies and many others. Players can travel across San Andreas in various forms of transport: cars, trucks, bikes, boats, jet skis, planes, etc. Vehicles can be stolen from NPC characters or bought for in-game money.For the first time in the series, players can control three characters. Michael, Franklin and Trevor interact with each other during certain missions; however, there are some which can only be done by one of them. Each of the characters possesses a set of upgradable skills, such as fighting, running, and swimming. However, one of the said skills is special to a particular character, making them better at it by default. Michael is great at shooting, Franklin is ace behind the wheel and Trevor’s Air Force experience makes him an incredible pilot. Each of the special skills can also be developed by other characters, e.g. Michael can get better at flying and Franklin at shooting. Characters of the game also possess unique skills, which serve as their “superpowers” in the game. Michael can enter bullet time while shooting, allowing him to take down opponents easier. Franklin can do the same while driving to gain the advantage in car chases. Trevor’s angry and brutal nature allows him to enter rage mode, where he becomes nearly invulnerable and deals more damage. Combat in GTA V can be divided into melee and firearms fights. In the melee, players can punch, kick and guard against enemy attacks, as well as dodge them. Carefully timed dodge allows executing a counter-attack which deals great damage to the opponent. There are several melee weapons for the player to use, such as knives, baseball bats, crowbars and hammers.In firefights, players can hide behind cover to avoid enemy bullets. The aiming system can be switched from auto-aim, which automatically targets enemies to free aim, where players have more control where to shoot. Firearms in the game include pistols, shotguns, small machine guns, assault rifles, rocket and grenade launchers and various types of explosives.Story and charactersThe story of GTA V follows three men. Michael De Santa is a former bank robber, now living an empty life of a retiree in the witness protection program. Franklin Clinton is a young repo-man, dreaming of making big money.Trevor Phillips is an unstable individual, Michael’s former partner in crime, currently running a budding drug empire from his trailer. Events of the game take off when Michael decides to leave retirement and takes Franklin under his wings, and Trevor finds out that the friend he thought was killed in a bank job gone wrong enjoys a comfortable life in big city. A confrontation between the three will lead to encounters with corrupt law enforcement agents, Chinese drug lords and seedy land developers.Players’ receptions and awards for gameGrand Theft Auto 5 received universal acclaim upon release. Players were in awe of robust open world, intriguing plot and multitude of side activities. The game won several awards for Best Game and made over 1 billion dollars within three days of release. The PC version of the game was praised for the level of detail refinement and was considered worth waiting for. GTA V is not only the best game in the series so far but also one of the best games in history. Great White Shark Cash CardCash Card allows a player to spend 1.25 million dollars in the multiplayer of GTA V, called GTA Online. Players can use the money on improving their apartments, buying cars and weapons as well as on other activities.
A Deadly Assassin Is After the German ChancellorGerman Intelligence officer Captain Sophie Decker has a reputation for refusing to play by the rules. This has made her enemies in her own service. But when an informant reveals a plot to assassinate the German chancellor, Decker is assigned to protect the chancellor and kill the assassin.She seems perfect, someone who will do whatever it takes to get the job done. But Decker has never had an opponent like the legendary Scorpion. He is relentless and ruthless, a faceless killer with an almost superhuman ability to disappear without a trace. Wherever he goes, he leaves a trail of dead bodies in his wake.Bringing down the Scorpion will require precision, teamwork, and an ability to finesse the system - skills that a maverick like Decker don't normally use. This time though, Decker's rebelliousness could cost the chancellor her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mirko Schieder. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/211920/bk_acx0_211920_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After serving his Brooklyn district for years, Congressman Sullivan discovers that his once comfortable Irish-American majority has given way to a diverse district of blacks and Hispanics. Challenged by a more liberal opponent, he tries everything possible to maintain his seat only to painfully learn that he and his views are outdated and irrelevant to today's world. But he doesn't bow out of the race gracefully, and the fierce ensuing campaign brings new insights to the meaning of democracy and the terrors of a swiftly changing world. If, as it is said, all politics are local, this compelling story transcends politics and puts a human face on how the American democratic system really operates. Unforgettable characters and a powerful plot offer a remarkable and tense story of how tragic endings affect new beginnings. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Will Tulin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/062858/bk_acx0_062858_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will Lee, the hero of the acclaimed New York Times best-sellers Run Before the Wind and Grassroots, has finally established himself at the heart of American government as the respected senator from his home state of Georgia. The road to the White House, however, will be more treacherous and deadly than Will and his wife, Kate, an associate director in the Central Intelligence Agency, can imagine. A decent, courageous, and principled man, Will soon learns he has more than one opponent with whom he must contend. Thrust into the national spotlight as never before, he becomes the target of clandestine forces from the past who will use all their money and influence to stop him dead in his tracks. Now Will isn't just running for president...he's running for his life. Filled with all the suspense and roller-coaster plot twists that have become Stuart Wood's trademark, The Run is this master storyteller at his best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001522/bk_harp_001522_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Will Lee, the hero of the acclaimed New York Times best sellers Run Before the Wind and Grassroots, has finally established himself at the heart of American government as the respected senator from his home state of Georgia. The road to the White House, however, will be more treacherous, and deadly, than Will and his wife, Kate, an associate director in the Central Intelligence Agency, can imagine. A decent, courageous, and principled man, Will soon learns he has more than one opponent with whom he must contend. Thrust into the national spotlight as never before, he becomes the target of clandestine forces from the past who will use all their money and influence to stop him, dead, in his tracks. Now Will isn't just running for president...he's running for his life. Filled with all the suspense and roller-coaster plot twists that have become Stuart Woods' trademark, The Run is this master storyteller at his best. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ken Howard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/001040/bk_harp_001040_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Saint is back – 50 audiobooks are now available starring the debonair classic crime hero. Simon Templar is the Saint - daring, dazzling, and just a little disreputable. On the side of the law, but standing outside it, he dispenses his own brand of justice one criminal at a time. In these three stories, the Saint finds himself embroiled in further plots and facing new enemies. The Inland Revenue sees him up against the most unyielding opponent ever - the taxman. In The Million Pound Scandal, a good deed leads Simon to uncover a plot to undermine the Italian economy, and in The Melancholy Journey of Mr Teal the Saint's retirement plans are scuppered when a couple of murderous diamond smugglers object to his scheme of taking their loot for his pension. Leslie Charteris was born in Singapore and moved to England in 1919. He left Cambridge University early when his first novel was accepted for publication. He wrote novels about the Saint throughout his life, becoming one of the 20th century's most prolific and popular authors. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John Telfer. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018845/bk_adbl_018845_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.