Friday, September 21, 2018

Telltale Games to Shut Down

Telltale Games planned for studio shutdown with huge layoffs and cancelling The Walking Dead: The Final Season.

The company that mostly built their reputation around producing episodic graphic adventure titles on licensed properties like Batman, Game of Thrones, Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead series and The Wolf Among Us, Telltale Games has finally reached the end of the road.

After more than a decade of glorious run, the company has lain off majority of their 250 employees and intends to close down the studio. Apparently, the developer/publisher studio has been dealing with some troubles that they couldn't ultimately overcome.

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Telltale Games to Shut Down

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After reports of this event starts surfacing on web, the studio has posted a message on their official Twitter account to clarify everything that is going on there right now.



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Only a small team of 25 employees remained to fulfill their obligations to the board and partners, according to official statement. Rumor has it that, this sudden shut down is caused by the bankruptcy of the company.

CEO Pete Hawley also noted that even though Telltale Games have launched some of their best contents this year that has met with critical success. In most cases, that however didn't turn into actual sales and they eventually failed to thrive in the market.

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Telltale has launched The Walking Dead: The Final Season earlier with immense positive response, which marked the end of an era that started back in 2012 with The Walking Dead: Season One and garnered a massive fan-following.

On July 2017, Season 2 for The Wolf Among Us were announced and then on May 2018, it was delayed to 2019. Reportedly, the studio was developing an upcoming Stranger Things series after forming a partnership with Netflix. Fates of both of these titles are uncertain now.

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Telltale's Walking Dead and Wolf Among Us Cancelled

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A year and a half ago, Telltale co-founder Kevin Bruner also left the company on a saddened note where both he and the board of directors had very different visions of future, leading him to eventually leave when it laid off 25% of their employees last November.

Telltale still continued working on their projects on hand and now, none of those games will release ever. It is truly tragic for a company suffering from mismanagement and a lack of new ideas that once used to pursue crazy projects with success.

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The second episode of The Walking Dead: The Final Season is due for September 25 and as report suggests, it will not be finished. Whatever left of the studio stuff will now work on the Netflix adaptation of Minecraft: Story Mode.

Those who already paid the $19.99 price for the Season Pass of the game to receive the latter episodes upon release are due a refund and the Season Pass disc scheduled to come out on November 6 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One will probably never see the light.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Marvel’s Spider-Man Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Game Ever

Marvel’s Spider-Man breaks record and dethrones God of War by becoming fastest-selling PS4 title ever.

Today's pop culture generation is largely dominated by superheroes whether they appear in comics, movies or even on TV series but very rarely as video games. That is because, studios are afraid to fail in delivering an honest to source adaptation and therefore having a poor reception.

Except for the Batman: Arkham series in the past, very few have succeeded both commercially and critically in this genre, until the recent release of PlayStation 4-exclusive title Marvel’s Spider-Man that has sold over 3.3 million copies within the first three days after launch while winning the hearts of critics as well.

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Marvel’s Spider-Man Becomes Fastest-Selling PS4 Game Ever

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The game has a retail price of $59.99 and 3.3 million copies literally translate to an estimated sum of $198 million, which clearly surpasses the opening weekend box office collection of $117 million by last year's Spider-Man: Homecoming movie.

The figure of game units sold also includes limited edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle sales but they didn't reveal how many units have they sold of this bundles. This definitely creates a history as it has even exceeded the sales of 2018's God of War.

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Previously, there was many other iteration of the wall-crawling hero from New York, released over the platforms like Gameboy, PlayStation, Wii U and Xbox over the years. However, none came any closer to what developer Insomniac Games and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment brought to the table.

Even after their attempt to mildly reinvent the age-old legacy of Spidey to a modern day audience, gameplay, graphics and story of the game was heavily praised by all.

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The very concept of Spider-Man was created by writer Stan Lee (Thor, X-Men) and artist Steve Ditko (Hawk and Dove, Legion of Super-Heroes) in 1962 for Marvel Comics as he first appeared on the pages of in Amazing Fantasy, issue #15.

Then almost twenty years after, Spider-Man makes his first appearance in video game on 1982 for Atari 2600 system, which was simply titled after the name of the hero and also was the very first video game that featured a character from Marvel.

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Sony is heavily excited about this because, Marvel’s Spider-Man is a first-party video game title that has come out for weeks now and the overwhelmingly positive consumer feedback suggests that it will sell a ton more in the upcoming months.

Insomniac Games have finally did some justice to Spider-Man by putting him into a game that tells more than a story of superhero and shows it to the world why he is the amazing friendly neighborhood bug that everyone is so very fond of.

Michael B. Jordan to Star in Rainbow Six Movie

Black Panther's Michael B. Jordan will be starring in the lead role of movie adaptations for Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six novel.

When Hollywood's rising star Michael B. Jordan (Black Panther, Creed) was rumored to be cast in the role of Superman for upcoming Man of Steel sequel following the news of British actor Henry Cavill (Justice League, Mission: Impossible – Fallout) leaving the DC Extended Universe, we didn't give much fuss about it.

However, Jordan sure is going to be very busy soon starring in upcoming big-screen adaptation of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six novel, playing as protagonist John Clark.

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Michael B. Jordan to Star in Rainbow Six Movie

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Apparently, Jordan has been roped in by Paramount Pictures to play the role of John Clark in their upcoming film projects Rainbow Six and Without Remorse. His character is of a former Navy Seal who turned into a CIA operative, debuting in a 1987 novel called The Cardinal of the Kremlin.

Without Remorse will serve as a prequel that will explore the back-story of Clark and Rainbow Six movie will focus on his time in a NATO approved counter-terrorist group named "Rainbow".

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For years now, Paramount has been trying to tell an origin story of John Clark through Without Remorse, which Christopher McQuarrie (Jack Reacher, Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation) was supposed to direct back in 2012 to follow up R6 movie in 2017 but things didn't work out as the studio wanted.

Akiva Goldsman, who previously wrote scripts for movies like A Beautiful Mind, Cinderella Man and The Dark Tower, will serve as a producer for the film along with Corrin Nemec, Josh Appelbaum and Jordan himself.

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Akiva Goldsman to Produce Rainbow Six Movie

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Currently, a new action political thriller series by Tom Clancy titled Jack Ryan has been released on Amazon Video with actor John Krasinski (13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of BenghaziA Quiet Place) in the titular lead role. Another movie adaptation based on Clancy's work, Splinter Cell has been in works starring Tom Hardy (The Dark Knight Rises, Venom) as Sam Fisher in it.

Several other books from the same author has been made films on including Clear and Present Danger, Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit, NetForce, Patriot Games, The Hunt for Red October and The Sum of All Fears.

Red Dead Redemption 2 First-Person Mode

Starting from launch, Rockstar Games will let player enjoy Red Dead Redemption 2 in first-person mode.

Although upcoming Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games is originally conceived to play from a third-person perspective, an additional first-person mode has been added.

This will let players venture into the far side of Wild West throughout the whole game and experience every events more up close. The studio says, everything ranging from fistfights, gunfights, horse riding or even conversations are available in first-person.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 First-Person Mode

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Since the game is currently set to launch on consoles, a simple press to the controller's touchpad will let you choose between cinematic camera angles, first-person and third-person mode whenever you want to.

However, chores aside, cut scenes won’t be changed for different whether you are on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. That being said, if first-person mode doesn't change anything in overall, it will at least deliver players a new feel to experience at a much deeper level.

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For example, when you play as Arthur Morgan in first-person, try to bond with your steed because it is super important for your gameplay, let that be riding your horse or just simply taking care of it.

From time to time, dust and dirt will add up to its coat and it is up to you to clean it up to steer clear of reduced stats. If you try to "study" it while brushing its coat, you will notice through the direct perspective that how much details are put there into every aspect of this game.

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Arthur Grooming His Horse

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Engaging someone in combat will be felt more confronting and engaging, riding a horseback will never be the same. Developers have prior knowledge of the mode from their experimenting with Grand Theft Auto V in the past, which was launched in 2013 without the mode being added.

Another experience Rockstar is implementing on the game from GTA V is the multiplayer component the intended for RDR2 as Red Dead Online, which goes live in public beta from November 2018.

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Set to launch on PS4 and Xbox One consoles, Red Dead Redemption 2 release date being set for October 26, 2018. Despite the game not featuring any fast-paced action sequence or any car chases, players can really enjoy the mode for a change.

Something tells us that, Rockstar Games may even release a patch for the original Red Dead Redemption to render the entire game available in first-person and let players go back to that title to explore everything from a different perspective.

Resident Evil 2 Story Trailer

The elements of survival horror that made Resident Evil 2 a classic is retold in the new story trailer from TGS 2018.

From the very first reveal and gameplay demo at E3 2018 press conference to more gameplay footage and screenshots from Gamescom 2018, survival horror classic Resident Evil 2 Remake has been slowly spilling the beans to keep us on the edge of hype train seats.

Up until now, what we had been reworked pieces of the story premise that developer/publisher Capcom originally built on 1998. Tokyo Game Show presents new details for the remake in a brand-new clip featuring story of RE2.

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Resident Evil 2 Story Trailer

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What we are looking at is a re-imagined version of the plot for RE2 Remake in this story trailer below from TGS 2018.




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Opening up from the scene where Claire finds little Sherry Birkin, asking about her parents and we see former researcher William Birkin turning into G-monster, gaining body mass with a giant eyeball on his shoulder and growling in pain of transformation.

Claire then goes to Raccoon City Police Department while investigating and met an injured officer Marvin Branagh, which probably takes place after the scene where he previously saved Leon by dropping a shutter on an impending zombie.

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William Birkin as G-Monster

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After momentary display of her gameplay inside RPD, the iconic scene of her first encounter with Leon Kennedy is shown, where he tells her to get down to shoot a zombie and then goes on with many nostalgic moments from the original game.

Their journey to RPD being interrupted and going separate ways are also shown. In short, the story trailer for RE2 Remake shows that Capcom surely put some solid effort for this project and did everything for the game to live up to the standard of 2018.

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Monstrosity Lurking in Shadows

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We see Leon learning of some underground lab while a zombie dog was approaching towards him from behind in a parking lot. He noticed it at the last moment due to the snarling noise it was making and is attacked before he could reach his gun.

However, the dog gets shot by someone and the mysterious Ada Wong reveals herself wearing a trench coat and fedora hat. He tags along with her afterwards thinking she knows something about the outbreak but she dismissed him saying that information's classified.

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Introducing Annette Birkin

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Meanwhile, Birkin's wife and Sherry's mother Annette sees her husband in security footage, going through rapid changes after his exposure to G-virus and slaying a military team into the sewers in his hulking form.

Next, there are a series of cut scenes where Leon meets G-monster, Claire talking to chief Irons, zombies swarming the streets, an encounter between Ada and Annette for the possession of G-virus samples, a rampaging Birkin and cuts to end with Ada and Leon into the sewer; home of the mutant Alligator.

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Leon Kennedy Meets Ada Wong

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Up until now, we were already introduced to mysterious Ada Wong, RPD police chief Brian Irons, college student Claire Redfield, rookie cop Leon S. Kennedy, police officer Marvin Branagh, young Sherry Birkin and a heavily G-virus mutated former Umbrella scientist William Birkin so far.

We also had a momentary glimpse of a Tyrant monster of T-103 model, commonly known as Mr. X on the E3 trailer. The debut of Annette Birkin and the zombie dog reminds us that we are waiting for HUNK and Robert Kendo next.

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Mutant Zombie Dog

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There was a "zapping system" in Resident Evil 2 for an "A" story and a "B" story, which the remake is completely scrapping down. This classic is revived with Capcom's revolutionary RE Engine to render each character with photo-realism. Not long ago, we expected a trailer to drop that will showcase more of Ada Wong and here it is.

What we want now is another one with special agent HUNK of the Umbrella Security Service leading his Alpha Team into the G-virus sample retrieving mission from Dr. Birkin and hopefully we will get that ahead of release.

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Devil May Cry 5 TGS Trailer

The new DMC5 trailer from Tokyo Game Show 2018 brings back the legendary demon hunter in his iconic style.

The newest release from developer/publisher Capcom's celebrated Devil May Cry franchise and upcoming action-adventure hack and slash game Devil May Cry 5 was revealed to the world during the E3 2018 press conference.

We saw a new trailer at Gamescom 2018 that showcased pivotal gameplay footage and announced March 8, 2019 to be the release date for it to launch on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Today at Tokyo Game Show 2018, another trailer dropped with new details.

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Devil May Cry 5 TGS Trailer

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The newly released TGS 2018 trailer for DMC5 heavily focuses on series protagonist Dante and captures his characteristic devil may care attitude.




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Although Dante was featured in previous videos of DMC5, he was mostly overshadowed by Nero. However, the paranomal investigator is back again as he has taken a new job that requires his unique skill of hacking and slashing demon hordes.

His regular arsenal of weapons including the sword Rebellion with and handgun pair Ebony and Ivory gets a new companion; a stylish motorcycle that he either rides into battle or splits into two to slash through a mob of evil spirits if he needs to.

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Devil May Cry 5 Deluxe Edition Contents

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In the last trailer, we got a few scenes of action where we witnessed the destructive capabilities of Nero’s "Devil Breakers" prosthetic arm which will spice up the fun for combat. There are apparently eight of these weapons and a recent addition of them is a Mega Man-inspired Mega Buster.

This brand-new weapon inspired by Capcom's fan-favorite blue bomber and comes with the Deluxe Edition of DMC5. This version will also include 4 exclusive Devil Breakers, 12 classic battle themes, Dante's upgraded motorcycle weapon for and more.

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We suggest you to take a look at the new stylish weapon Nero wields against his enemies in the gameplay video below.




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At one point of the clip, Dante's old business associates Lady and Trish showed up to haul him back into the fight. Also, the game hinted of introducing three vigilante devil hunters and we get to meet "V", the newest playable character after the main leads.

Nero's engineer friend Nico then gets to meet Dante and introduces herself as the granddaughter of Nell Goldstein as he looks at her for a moment. His special power of Devil Trigger transformation is displayed during the gameplay as well.

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New Playable Character V

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We have no details on the new character "V" yet despite his short presence time in the video but hopefully, Capcom will officially release more info on him before the game finally releases on March 8 of 2019.

Apparently, Devil May Cry 5 is building a bridge between generations of characters by bringing them all together to fight for same cause and that's just great. Nero was doing pretty well on his own but then probably something went out of control and he had to call his uncle to lend a hand.

Red Dead Online Announced

Rockstar Games announced Red Dead Online, an open world multiplayer experience for upcoming Red Dead Redemption 2.

When Rockstar Games released Red Dead Redemption for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 consoles back in 2010, it had its own online multiplayer, where players could try out a several different modes in the open world of the game with friends.

Today, they have announced the vast multiplayer component for their upcoming Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2, which will initially launch in November 2018 as a public beta with more features to explore.

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Red Dead Online Announced

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The cooperative play, Red Dead Online will not come out at the same time with RDR2 which is releasing on October 26, 2018 to avoid issues. When GTA Online was initiated, it delivered players a few frustrating weeks of gaming experience and Rockstar have learned valuable lessons from their past mistakes.

Another reason would be to deliver a standalone, unique feel of its own. Anyone who would own a copy of RDR2 will be able to access RDO public beta a month later on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One.

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Reveal

Both Red Dead Redemption 2 and Red Dead Online will use the same gameplay mechanics yet deliver a completely separate sense of playing. Though already pretty massive, the main game will offer a single-player journey that is mostly stationary.

On the other hand, players will get new content updates and fixes to keep things interesting in the long run. Because of these alterations, there could be problems during the launch and Rockstar Games is staying steer clear of that.

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Massive Open World Multiplayer

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RDR2 is actually a prequel and happens to be biggest release of the company since they launched Grand Theft Auto V in 2013. So, they will follow up a month after with RDO and the beta will point out which areas they need to focus their efforts on.

Players will probably get to enjoy some real competitive modes like Grand Theft Auto Online regularly offers though their steady stream of updates. Since possibilities are near limitless in online multiplayer, it will surely be fun to watch.

Sony Announced PlayStation Classic

Adding a lineup of 20 classic games from 90's, Sony is bringing a miniaturized throwback as PlayStation Classic.

The pioneer to Sony's modern day console PlayStation 4, the original PlayStation was released on 1994 by Sony Computer Entertainment as a home console, which then successfully sold 100 million units worldwide.

At the comfort of their own home, people were offered to play games with 3D rendered graphics real-time and everyone just loved that idea. After nearly 25 years later, they have decided to bring back that original experience in a miniaturized version as PlayStation Classic!

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Sony Announced PlayStation Classic

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Sony has announced about the release of this re-launched console today with a short clip and showcased a few features that made the system great in the first place.




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Apparently, like the huge success of Nintendo SNES Classic have Sony following their footsteps and reintroducing their original console to market. Since they are making real smart moves almost every time when they launch something whether it's a new game or a next gen console, it is wise to at least learn from them.

Microsoft has made a revolutionary move by making popular games from Xbox 360 backward compatible for Xbox One. So, Sony might have thought of go after the step Nintendo took in this case.

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We would like to add that when it finally comes out December 3, 2018, there will be 20 pre-loaded PlayStation classic games in it to start with such as Final Fantasy VII, Jumping Flash, Ridge Racer Type 4, Tekken 3 and Wild Arms to take you back to nostalgia lane.

Also, while they reduced the size of the console to 45% less of what it used to be, Sony kept everything else entirely the same to keep up the old vibes. Even the games on the platform will be as in their original format.

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A Reimagined Original Console

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Through some selective retailers from US and Canada, you can place your pre-order from now. Upon launch, a single unit will cost you only $99.99 and comes along with two controllers to play local multiplayer with a friend or your siblings maybe.

A USB cable as well as an HDMI cable will be included so that you can connect it to TV. Sony will announce an official lineup of games for the upcoming PlayStation Classic very soon.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Humble One Special Day Bundle 2018

Humble Store brings you a wide variety of titles and discounts on great games like Guardians of the Galaxy and Streets of Rage while contributing on Special Effect charity.

Starting today at 11 AM PT, digital video game storefront Humble Store has launched a handful of selected titles to support One Special Day fundraising event Special Effect. For those who don't know, the latter is a UK-based organization working hard to help every other disabled people regardless of their age to enjoy video game anyhow and anywhere possible.

On the official page of Humble Bundle, you can find this limited time special offer which will run till October 2nd.

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Humble One Special Day Bundle 2018

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There are a variety of genres to pick your preferred games from first person shooter to episodic graphic adventure and they all are divided into three tiers to make things easy for you to decide and pick up. Many high-profile game developers have taken part in this cause to add their contribution.

The One Special Day 2018 Humble Bundle lets you participate for as low as $1 and then step by step rises to $6.46 and then $9 or more, so that more contributors can chip in for a worthy cause and enjoy some good video games in their free time as well.

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Pay What You Want:
Pay as little as $1 to unlock games like third-person shooter title Binary Domain from Sega or hit the road for some wild ride with Crazy Taxi if racing is your thing. Want to do something slightly different? Pick up skateboarding game OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood from developer Roll7 and publisher Devolver Digital.

Get off some steam with 90's side-scrolling beat 'em up game Streets of Rage since this cult-classic series is making a comeback soon with a newest release; Streets of Rage 4.

  • Binary Domain
  • Crazy Taxi
  • OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
  • Streets of Rage

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More Than Average:
Enter the average tier by spending $6.46 or more to pick up action role-playing game Alpha Protocol from Obsidian Entertainment, where you take the role of agent Michael Thorton and go into classified black ops missions.

Developer/publisher Codemasters have brought you some competitive racing fun with GRID 2 or just jump into the thrill of tactical shooter in Operation Flashpoint: Red River. Finally, get into the shoes of an expert surgeon in Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition.

  • Alpha Protocol
  • GRID 2
  • Operation Flashpoint: Red River
  • Surgeon Simulator: Anniversary Edition

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More Than Average Tier

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Pay $9 or More:
As we come to the last two games of the bundle, we have real-time strategy from Stronghold Crusader II from Firefly Studios with positive reception and a five-part episodic graphic adventure Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series.

For obvious reasons, players may feel drawn towards the latter title because of its brand affiliation with Marvel and Telltale Games. GotG alone is originally priced $24.99 and given that, $9 is a flat-out super discount for One Special Day occasion.

  • Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy: The Telltale Series
  • Stronghold Crusader 2

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Pay $9 or More Tier

What else come along with these tiers are some bonuses like a 10% off your first month of Humble Monthly subscription when you unlock the first bundle. Second one grants you Surgeon Simulator 2013 Soundtrack and you are getting Stronghold Crusader 2 Soundtrack for free on the final row.

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One other friendly reminder we would like to give to you is that, popular team-based multiplayer shooter Overwatch from Blizzard Entertainment is currently available on the monthly bundle for October and by spending only $12 to subscribe, you can reserve a copy for yourself.

We certainly believe Humble Store has offered not one but two superb offer for any gamers to resist this month which also serves charity. So, to support a great cause and get some fine games, you should hurry before the offer expires.

YouTube Gaming Launched New Hub

A new gaming hub is launched by YouTube that works to promote creators and serve better gaming content.

One of the most popular categories of videos that effortlessly dominate YouTube than any other is gaming. Now, while players of different demographics can find it pretty exciting, it can be real tough sometime to find out definite titles or proffered creators on the platform.

To tackle this unwanted issue, a brand-new dedicated tab is added to the video-sharing website for gaming related videos. This will help people find out the games they are looking for or popular gaming content creators.

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YouTube Gaming Launched New Hub

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YouTube Gaming may not sound like a new concept because they previously served an app to show gaming content. However, despite their best efforts to make it stand out, it actually hampered visibility for many creators, according to head of YouTube Gaming, Ryan Wyatt.

Without the app or going to the gaming hub, people couldn't really find contents or their creators on the platform. Besides, most of the users simply used it for the regular streaming experience.

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Back then only a few handful of them came out on top while a huge number of them was never even reached. The new gaming tab on YouTube is added onto the main site and is designed to discover various creators, which will look the same as before.

Meanwhile, the YouTube Gaming app will be available but only until March 2019, when it will be taken down officially. So, the community of gamers and creators will be all gathered onto one place for better access to find each other.

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As a pioneer in video-streaming sites, YouTube receives more than 200 million of traffic everyday who comes to watch gaming videos and live streams. It simply points out how bigger of a platform it has become for the video gaming community.

Many come there looking for simple walkthrough videos, reviews, charity live and even Esports on a regular basis. Also, over the last 12 months, the site has amassed 50 billion hours of watch time from various range of gaming content.

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Gaming Destination on Sidebar

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YouTube's new initiative for gaming has worked on essential tools for the past few years, focusing the efforts to deliver a better experience for everyone visiting the platform. In 2015, the newly launched gaming app failed but also helped the team test what works and what doesn't.

Wyatt states that, with their redefined home for gaming, the tab will incorporate more with the main site and help every visitors find popular and preferred creators and their trending contents more easily.

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Users will receive personalized recommendations tailored for them at the top, based on their watch history as well as recently uploaded videos of your subscribed channels and their top live game streaming.

Seeing all those changes introduced to the system, some might even say that YouTube is apparently trying to mimic Twitch on certain levels. However, Ryan Wyatt admits that despite gaming being one of the biggest parts of their business, Twitch is doing great in balancing live-stream.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Assassin’s Creed Board Game Comes to Kickstarter

A brand-new Assassin’s Creed board game is announced to head for a Kickstarter campaign in November.

After making more than ten games, producing comic-books and a big-budget live-action film, Assassin’s Creed action-adventure video game series from developer/publisher Ubisoft can surely be considered as a high-profile franchise.

The most recent installment of the series, Assassin's Creed Odyssey is about to release within a month on October 5 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, news of a brand-new Assassin’s Creed board game is about to launch a Kickstarter campaign in November.

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Assassin’s Creed Board Game Comes to Kickstarter

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Independent board game publishing studio Triton Noir has just announced that they will be starting Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund on November for their upcoming project, Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice.

The company made a reputation for themselves for making V-Commandos, a game loosely based on a fan-favorite stealth strategy title Commandos: Behind Enemy Lines from 1998. Currently, we have nothing more at hand than a single image of an assassin while we wait for November 13 to come quickly.

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The premise for Brotherhood of Venice is set on 1509, during the period of Italian Renaissance and being of cooperative tactical nature, this tabletop game will mainly focus on stealth. Players will create their very own headquarters for assassins and send them to the city to complete their assigned objectives.

There are 20 unique interrelated missions worth more than 20 hours campaign to complete that the game revolves around. The story of the game is set between the timelines of Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood and Assassin’s Creed: Revelations.

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Cassandra from Assassin’s Creed: Brotherhood of Venice

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This is definitely not the first attempt of making a board game based on Assassin’s Creed and there are a number of Monopoly games based on the series. Among them all, Assassin’s Creed: Arena from Cryptozoic is the most prominent one you can find out there.

Until any official details are released by Triton Noir, we can't even confirm the duration for the campaign after it goes live. Rumor has it that, popular series protagonist Ezio from Assassin's Creed II will have a have cameo role to play.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

To keep you busy with the RPG action, Square Enix will release a ton of games from Final Fantasy franchise till 2019.

One of the most celebrated video game series in history where Square Enix had the privilege to be both a developer and publisher studio at the same time is definitely Final Fantasy franchise. Of course, they are responsible for series like Tomb Raider as well but can you really make a comparison among them in terms of popularity? I guess not.

Recently, they revealed names for a bunch of games from the overall releases to be launched on Nintendo Switch, PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy Legacy Collection Announced

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Today, the company announced the news through a Tweet from their official account while detailing about the involved titles on their site.

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Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD

Final Fantasy XV Pocket Edition HD
Starting off with a light-hearted approach towards the series, we are off to a path of action role-playing adventure, which is explored in 15 chapters. The story revolves around Eos, a world that is weighed down by Starscourge plague that turns human and animal into fierce Daemons. Currently the game is available on PS4, Switch and Xbox One.

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World of Final Fantasy Maxima
This is a game that assembles many of the heroes from different Final Fantasy titles into a world for you to enjoy. Players are to go on board for a magical quest throughout the land of Grymoire with lead characters Lann and Reynn. Your ultimate franchise crash course will release on November 6, 2018 for PS4, Steam, Switch and Xbox One.

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Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!

Chocobo’s Mystery Dungeon EVERY BUDDY!
Throughout the entire Final Fantasy series, Chocobos appear as a recurring animal and even earner their series of spin-offs. As title suggests, you are to wander in a world full of dungeons and each of your movement affects the world around you. With a 2-player co-op mode, the game will be arriving on the winter of 2018 for PS4 and Switch.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles Remastered Edition
This co-op RPG is a spin-off title of the main series and completely remastered for releasing on 2019 for both PS4 and Switch. It tells a story of a world that is doused in poisoned gas called Miasma and everyone tries to protect themselves from it using large crystals.

The newly added online multiplayer mode will allow players to team up with three more friends simultaneously. Plus, each dungeons added more areas to explore than before.

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Final Fantasy VII
Now this entry right here has a lot of fan jump with joy in excitement as this one has changed the concept of gaming back then. To stop a major eco-terrorist organization from taking over the power sources of the world and save it from a possible downfall, mercenary protagonist Cloud Strife joins a rebellion group AVALANCHE. At some point in 2019, the title will see release on Switch and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy IX
A bandit group called Tantalus and their member Zidane Tribal decides to kidnap Princess Garnet of Alexandria. Strangely enough, she also wanted out and together they attempt to stop a war between nations of Gaia in an epic medieval fantasy tale. 2019 marks the release window for the game on Switch consoles and Xbox One.

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Final Fantasy X | X-2 HD Remaster
Instead of picking up one title, you've got to choose two completely remastered Final Fantasy game here on Switch and Xbox One. In terms of graphics, story and soundtracks, these two titles will stand out among the rest.

The first one from the two is set on the world of Spira, revolving around the journey of Tidus and Yuna to stop the threat of Sin. Then X-2 shift focus on Yuna as she becomes a Sphere Hunter from a summoner and gathers new allies to find answers to some unsolved mystery.

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Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age

Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age
What Zodiac Age does to the originally released classic version of Final Fantasy XII from 2006 is providing a more polished graphics and gameplay. In a war between the kingdom of Archadia and Rozarria, Dalmasca gets caught and being taken over by the former.

So, Princess Ashe decides to form a movement along with a young man named Vaan to free their land. As a high-definition remaster, the entire game is presented in true HD with improvements on sound and visual. This one too will see release on 2019 over Switch and Xbox One consoles.

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Over the course of next 12 months, Square Enix intends to release the abovementioned titles on all available major platforms. So, we are covered with the iconic role-playing experience of the series till 2019 on different consoles.

For a very long time, fans have been asking for these Final Fantasy titles to release on modern day gaming platforms and the publisher have obliged to their demands eventually by encapsulating the memorable heritage of this franchise into a collection series.