Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season SDCC Teaser Trailer

Clementine comes closer to her fate in new SDCC teaser trailer of The Walking Dead: The Final Season.

Developer Telltale Games has done a great job adapting popular comic-book series The Walking Dead by writer Robert Kirkman (Battle Pope, Haunt) from Image Comics into an episodic interactive graphic adventure, debuting back in 2012. Currently in its fourth installment, Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season is finally making way with the first episode of the game this year soon. In the spirit of San Diego Comic-Con 2018, Telltale has dropped a teaser trailer today.

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Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season SDCC Teaser Trailer

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We are offered a brief look into the upcoming zombie apocalypse adventure in this short clip debuted on SDCC 2018.




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After stepping out of the shadows of her guardian angel Lee Everett, series protagonist Clementine has been taking care of her own for some time in a post-apocalyptic world. She has also found and took in little orphaned boy AJ, whom she teaches about this new world. Apparently, she and AJ have found a small group of survivors of her own age and maybe even a sanctuary. It then quickly starts falling apart and everyone's life is back to hell again in a moment's notice.

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Episodic interactive survival horror drama Telltale's Walking Dead: The Final Season will debut its first episode on August 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. A Nintendo Switch port version will also come out sometime later in 2018. TWD: The Final Season will be marking the conclusion for a very successful series that dominantly ran for six years now. World premiere of brand-new exciting gameplay footage is just waiting for release tomorrow as well.

Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Overhaul Update

Shadow of War sees a colossal wave of great changes through an update from Monolith Productions.

One of the most controversial issues in gaming industry last year was in-game loot boxes or better known as micro-transaction. This greed-play has made EA Dice pay a dire price when they tried to slide it in a fully priced game and following a huge backlash, were forced to halt back. Another such example of a good game that suffered by this plague is action role-playing game Middle-Earth: Shadow of War from developer Monolith Productions and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War Gameplay Overhaul Update

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Other than belonging to massive fan-following movie franchises based on the work of J. R. R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, the game had great potential to stand out in crowd of other AAA titles but trying to force the players use real-money for in-game purchases was what caused it to be a shipwreck. As a successor to Shadow of Mordor, expectation were naturally high from Shadow of War until it turned out to be a sort of scam in disguise of a critically praised title.

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However, after deciding to entirely remove micro-transactions from the game, Warner Bros. have finally announced it back in April 2018 and Monolith has released an update today, which officially removes real-money marketplace. They have also added a few gears, skins, significant change in gameplay and a few more stuff to improve in overall. Hopefully, the Shadow of War community will be appreciative of their effort to try and make things right.

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Shadow of War Micro-Transactions Removed

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Since the market is completely removed and the shadow of micro-transactions is no longer there, it's a free reign for all and no more War Chests to enlist high-level Orc followers to empower your army, thus giving you unfair advantages. Players used to recruit Orcs from Online Vendettas or Ranked Conquests previously, which are all stored in Garrison now. They can still be trained via in-game currency Mirian for the sake of customizing and upgrading them as you see fit.

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The end-campaign is renamed as "Epilogue" and it received heavy polish for smooth-running, including newly added narration from Dark Talion and Shelob, the Witch-king. Epilogue victories come along with the masks of the Nazgûl as a reward, which has the power to resurrect the dead and other abilities like cursing enemies or summoning powerful monsters. Also, even after the final credits roll, you can still continue defending your own fortresses or keep upgrading in an endless mode.

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New Celebrimbor Skin

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New available skins allow you to play as Baranor, Celebrimbor or Dark Eltariel. Greater XP rewards helps you reach to a level cap of 80 in no time. Acclaimed "Nemesis System" has gone through some improvements as you are most likely to encounter more Legendary Orcs and some of them may present you with occasional gifts. In case you are feeling bothered by their overly keen approach towards you or they try to steal your kills, just turn off the savior feature from the menu.

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Middle-Earth: Shadow of War is released on October 2017 from Monolith Productions for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It was about time that the creators of this fine game eventually saw through their mistake and even though late, took actions to correct it. It was very fortunate for them that they did not missed sales target by a vast number or lose market share over this like Dice did over their misstep with Star Wars Battlefront II last year. Although loot boxes are not going away soon, we are happy that at least some are moving to right directions.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

No Man’s Sky NEXT Update Release Date

No Man’s Sky from developer Hello Games receives a massive free update that adds full multiplayer support and other improvements.

Co-founder of developer studio Hello Games, Sean Murray has announced back in May 2018 that action-adventure survival game No Man’s Sky is finally getting the long-awaited multiplayer mode through "NEXT" update, which arrives on July 24. This one is free and is coming to all available platforms where you can play the game. Aside from multiplayer, a number of much requested features are added as well to make exploring the universe a lot more fun together.

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No Man’s Sky NEXT Update Release Date

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Considering everyone is pretty exciting to experience all these aspects they were promised before the game launched, developers decided to drop some details on it before the update launches. A brand-new trailer showcasing available features of "NEXT" update and how they would play out in-game is right below for you to check out.




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Now, you can either band together with your group of friends or just tag along with random travelers for some true multiplayer experience. Helping someone to stay alive or sacrifice them for your own survival is entirely your own choice. All players can share small shelters or colonies that you have built in joint effort. Whether you wander around as a pirate or a wingman is up to you and personalizing your appearance through character customization lets you add more personal touch to it.

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True Multiplayer Experience

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A massive makeover on visual makes everything looks more beautiful and planetary rings now look better than they ever did. Clouds, ground and water textures are so improved that the surrounding environment looks more alive. Also, players are allowed to play from a first or third-person perspective regardless of being on-foot or in ship. Also, you can build as many bases as you want to own more than a few on anywhere of any planet. Various new base parts are added while size limits are expanded.

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Commanding ability to assemble and upgrade frigate fleets for commanding over from bridge for effective functions is introduced. Players can send them exploring out the ever-evolving universe around them or take their assist during a voyage they are on. Freighter base building has been improved and offers chance to have a custom capital ship of your own. Your friends can now take part in multiplayer missions alongside you from Galactic Commission Station of your bridge.

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Dramatic Visual Overhaul

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Originally, No Man’s Sky was released in August 2016, available to play on PC and PlayStation 4 and then came to Xbox One along with an enhanced version for Xbox One X. Everyone who owns the game will be able to get their hands on this free update as it releases. On the game's one year anniversary, the studio released their third major update "The Atlas Rises" and we are only weeks away from having the fourth one. This space exploration adventure was already way broad than any other game in the beginning and after four free updates for enhancement, it has become much broader.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies "Chaos" Story Trailer

Activision and Treyarch shares new trailer for Zombies mode of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 throughout ages.

It has become quite a tradition these days for first-person shooter titles from Call of Duty series to have a mode where they fights massive horde of Zombies and upcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 from Treyarch and Activision is no different either. After initial reveal of the game, there were speculations regarding the matter regarding options to massacre undead hordes but then a Tweet from official E3 Twitter account has confirmed in May 2018 about a Zombie mode being there.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Zombies "Chaos" Story Trailer

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A recent trailer from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision delves deeper into the story behind the undead nightmares that plagues our heroes.




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The trailer follows a young female protagonist named Scarlett Rhodes, who's been desperately looking for her father who disappeared 15 years ago. She is aided by four loyal outcasts in her quest and they eventually find him on-board Titanic, only to be swarmed by a ship full of passengers turned into flesh-eating zombies, transformed by an ancient relic. It then sends the group back in time where they fight for their lives in a Roman gladiatorial arena full of human zombies and an udead tiger.

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Zombies' mode in CoD: BO4 allows you to choose from four playable characters throughout three Zombies episodes available at launch and two of which has already been showcased in trailer. Whether you jump into action in a four-player co-op or play along with AI-controlled partners is entirely up to you. This is sort of compensation from Treyarch for replacing the traditional campaign mode, where players will be exploring unique storylines through different time period.

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Voyage of Despair

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Being the 15th release from mainstream Call of Duty series, multiplayer first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is currently scheduled to release on October 12, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. We already have our fair share of glancing at first two chapters; Voyage of Despair and IX while a third episode titled Blood of the Dead is yet to be glimpsed on. Aside from all these, there will be seasonal events called Callings alongside daily, monthly and yearly events in Zombies mode.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

Monster Hunter: World's legendary Rathalos is crossing over with Final Fantasy XIV in upcoming event.

Back in February 2018, Capcom's action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World had a crossover with action role-playing Horizon Zero Dawn from Guerrilla Games and fans had a great time playing it. Another company-wide collaboration event is on the way with publisher Square Enix as the game will enter the massively multiplayer online role-playing world of Final Fantasy XIV. Both worlds from these two games will soon collide on August 7 and the latter will take on in.

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Monster Hunter: World Comes to Final Fantasy XIV

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A brand-new trailer showcases highlighted features of this exciting collaboration event between two fan-favorite titles and you can check it out right below.




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Each game will have a guest monster appearing from the other for epic confrontation that offers some sweet rewards. Players of Final Fantasy XIV will be taking on legendary beast Rathalos from MHW in a quest called The Great Hunt. Taking down Rathalos will earn you a unique armor set and a mount themed on the monster. There is a standard challenge in The Great Hunt, which allows up to eight players and the extreme one lets only four to take part in facing him.

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Prepare for The Great Hunt

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Players are to complete Stormblood expansion's main scenario and reach level 70 before they can access this brand-new content of update 4.36. Aside from gear and cosmetics, the patch includes Palico and Poogie minions. Behemoth from FFXIV will invade the world of Monster Hunter on August 1st, for them to try and take him down. This is a great idea for crossover because both of these Japanese RPGs have giant beast boss battles and they even share a similar visual style.

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New BBQ Spit

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Released in January 26 of this year for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Monster Hunter: World has been one of the greatest success for publisher so far. Just as they promised to arrange some crossover events with other popular titles, Capcom has already done that by tying-in with first -party games Devil May Cry, Mega Man and Street Fighter as well as Horizon Zero Dawn, which was a third-party release. Also, the game will be making its PC debut on August 9, two days after the update drops.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Rainbow Six Siege Instant Bans for Toxicity

In order to deal with slurs and toxicity in Siege, Ubisoft placed a strict moderation system as a step towards healthy community.

Online toxicity is a major issue these days that it cannot be ignored for any reasons. It often ruins the experience in multiplayer online games for many players. Big name companies like Blizzard, Riot Games and Twitch are on a constant battle with this huge issue but we saw Sea of Thieves handling it like a pro with their unique anti-toxicity strategy back in March 2018 to re-establish order. Recently, Rainbow Six Siege has taken a stance of on this topic but in a very strict way.

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Rainbow Six Siege Instant Bans for Toxicity

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With the goal of eradicating hate speech from their tactical shooter game for a healthy playing environment, developer Ubisoft has placed a stern moderating system lately that will detect players using racist slurs, homophobic slurs and any other form of hate speeches against other participants online and will place an immediate ban. It has already started implementing bans on players and is pretty quick in handling the penalty whenever it spots slurs within game’s chat.

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For your first offense, you are kicked out for 30 minutes, then it is for 2 hours and following your third time, an official investigation will run over your account which can lead to a permanent ban as well. Yesterday, one curious Reddit user wanted to test "Toxicity Filter" by typing a slur and almost instantly got removed from the match with a ban according to new Code of Conduct for Siege. While some tried to complain on Twitter, Ubisoft was unfazed about their actions.


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Whether you are playing Terrorist Hunt or custom games, you could be automatically kicked out of Siege anytime using slurs. Back in April, developers promised to introduce a few features to prevent people from using abusive language during a match. They were about to mute chat text and improve the monitoring system with a chat filter. However, it turned out to be quite different than what everyone thought. Instead of censor texts in chat through an automated system, they are simply removing players.



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Also, this course of action is currently limited to players on PC, where the monitoring runs rampant. Sony and Microsoft will have to handle the situation on available console platform according to their own policy for community. Siege has an all-time high number of player counts in PC during March and cleaning up in-game environment of abusive language will make the atmosphere more welcoming for new gamers to the title. We believe necessary steps will be taken against hackers next.



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Following this stern movement against hate speech, many are really appreciating this initiative while other people are upset for not being able to use those words anymore. However, this feature can easily be misused by someone provoking their competitor into engaging in hate talk and get the boot. Currently in Season 3 of content, Rainbow Six Siege was released back in 2015 from Ubisoft to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Aliens: Colonial Marines' Lame AI Caused by Typo

It took five years for a modder to uncover a single typo in game's code after Aliens: Colonial Marines is released.

Despite belonging to the Alien science fiction movie series, first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines from Gearbox Software and Sega was terribly bashed over by fans and critics alike. To bring back fans of this popular sci-fi horror franchise; the game was initially planned as a canonic sequel to James Cameron’s movie Aliens. Not only had it suffered years of delay before releasing on 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but was heavily criticized for low graphics quality and weak enemy intelligence.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines' Lame AI Caused by Typo

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Dedicated modders have been trying to improve the AI of the Xenomorph enemies lurking around so they would behave more agile and intelligent rather than fooling around like a drunken old person waiting to be blasted by Pulse Rifles all the time. A modder from ModDB known as jamesdickinson963 has discovered lately that a single letter "a" added in the word "tether" game's .INI files, which actually messed up code and caused them behave weirdly. Here’s the code:

ClassRemapping=PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachXenoToTether ->  PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachPawnToTeather

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Instead of coming at player on sight in a blood-thirsty aggression, the Xenomorphs mostly wander around casually like they have other things to do like coming in and out of vents, falling off wall, getting stuck on ceiling or running clueless than tearing you up in to pieces. Apparently, removing the typographical error from the code simply doesn't correct enemy AI behavior but it improves the gameplay by making them far more engaging in a fight than they used to.


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Just after fixing the typo in question, they start behaving more aggressively and play smart. Where the Alien from the first scenario was easily confused and went back when player started running away from it, the bug stayed focused on its prey on second encounter after correcting the error. Their sluggish and erratic movements are no longer there to make them look like bad jokes from a horror movie anymore.


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Gearbox Software simply failed to deliver what they promised in demos and it was nothing more than a mediocre shooter that portrayed the deadliest killing machines of the galaxy as some panzy bugs lurking around. Now, five years after the disastrous release of the title a modder has recently discovered that a single typo in code was one of the primary reasons for the terrible gameplay experience it delivered and upon fixing, it can have some serious impact on enemy AI.

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Developers should have noticed this error while testing if they weren't in such hurry to somehow release the game and be done with it, causing Aliens: Colonial Marines being a chaos in spaceship Sulaco. Hadn't it for their sloppy development, the game could've been a lot better than it turned out. Meanwhile, FoxNext is developing an Alien shooter game for PC and consoles. Publisher Dark Horse Comics is also adapting unused Alien 3 screenplay by William Gibson into a five-part comic-book series.

Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

Developer/publisher Square Enix apologizes for stock shortage of their JRPG title Octopath Traveler in Japan.

During the national Marine Day holiday in Japan, turn-based role-playing game Octopath Traveler was released for Nintendo Switch by Square Enix and Nintendo. This fantasy JRPG title was heavily anticipated since announcement and is accepted pretty well upon release. Fans and critics alike are all very positive about it. However, neither the developer nor co-publisher had thought that it will be so demanding that it would completely sell out in Japan and U.S. in less than a week.

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Octopath Traveler Sold Out in Japan

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Early reviews of the game were frequently favorable considering beautiful graphics resembling to 16-bit console era and an engaging gameplay. Released this Friday as an exclusive title to Switch, the game already sold out in many retailers of Japan and Amazon also ran out of physical copies for United States as well, making it extremely difficult for fans to collect one for them. It usually takes 1 to 2 months of wait for a boxed copy to deliver and players cannot do but wait.

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So, developer/publisher Square Enix decided to issue an apology for not being able to supply enough physical copies according to fan-demand via a Tweet.



Translated from Japanese, the Tweet reads out:

We are sorry that some of the shops are out of stock in the three holidays!You can also consider the DL version and the download card for sale at Lawson!

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They also suggests that if you are too eager to play it and so not wait for long to get your hands on a hard copy, the you should go ahead with a digital version right away. Octopath Traveler sold 110,111 units until hit by a stock shortage and secured number one place at the sales chart among all formats. In UK, the title is currently on third place on their national sales charts. Clearly, Square Enix didn't saw such high demand for the throwback title coming on its opening weekend.

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This instant success JRPG has eight playable characters to control before embarking on a journey into a world of storybook. Players are hooked to the art styles and textures in 2.5D pixel, which creates a nostalgic feeling. Overall atmosphere suggests that developers were hugely inspired by Final Fantasy series before crafting it in modern day visuals. Despite disappointing many fans, this stock crisis signals for the success of the game and more sales for Nintendo Switch console.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Capcom Teasing Resident Evil 3 Remake?

Following a positive response for Resident Evil 2 Remake at E3, Capcom might be teasing for a Resident Evil 3 Remake!

It took three more years to come up with a trailer for Resident Evil 2 Remake project for developer/publisher company Capcom after it was initially announced back in 2015. The response upon dropping the trailer for RE2 during E3 2018 press conference was overwhelming, which almost guarantees for it being successful in advance. Keeping that in mind, is there a chance that they would be interested for a Resident Evil 3 Remake? Well, there is no reason they shouldn't anytime soon.

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Capcom Teasing Resident Evil 3 Remake?

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According to a new Tweet from official Twitter account of Resident Evil games on Friday the 13th of this July, fans are theorizing that maybe there is a recent plan of making a remake for the third game from a survival horror classic trilogy.



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Originally Resident Evil 3: Nemesis was meant to be a spin-off game and Capcom wanted to make Resident Evil – Code: Veronica to be the third title in the series. They planned to feature legendary mercenary of Umbrella; HUNK in the lead role and pit him in a cruise ship against hordes of human/plant hybrid bio-weapons. However, the company moved to a new decision of completing a trilogy by making RE3 set in the doomed Raccoon City and Jill Valentine to be the main hero.

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Bringing a fan-favorite character like Jill actually helped players relate to the Raccoon City zombie outbreak more that started from Spencer Mansion. She is on a constant run from a monstrous yet intelligent Tyrant known as Nemesis deployed by Umbrella Corporation, who is after S.T.A.R.S. members and at several point, he chases players from one place to another like a nightmare. Despite RE3 not being that popular as its predecessor; Nemesis becomes one of the most iconic villains of the series.

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Considering how Capcom entirely revamped one of their best titles, fans are hoping Resident Evil 3 would get the same makeover as a remake project. Although the Tweet has re-ignited of the most cherished dreams Resident Evil fans, it doesn't have much to go with the idea. However, it is also possible that they are subtly dropping hints and checking out reactions of players to get on-board with this project. Whatever they eventually ended up doing, we don't mind a Nemesis reboot at all.

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta Release Date

Developer Treyarch announces release date for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Private Multiplayer Beta.

After two months of teasing, multiplayer first-person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was finally revealed in May, 2018 from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision. Battle Royale and Zombies mode were confirmed along with an October release date. Players were eagerly waiting for testing the game out before launch and we have news for both Private Multiplayer Beta, coming in August 3 and Private Blackout Beta on September, a month before the game releases.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Multiplayer Beta Release Date

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is all set to release on October 12, 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Players on PS4 get to play Multiplayer Beta early from August 3, 10 AM PT to August 6. Afterwards, PS4 and Xbox One owners enter on August 10, 10 AM PT through August 13. PC Beta Early Access will be available exclusively on Battle.Net on the same day at 10 AM PT and PC Open Beta unlocks the next day to run till 10 AM PT, August 13. Details on Blackout Beta are still pending.

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Private Multiplayer Beta Schedule

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Depending on their special equipment and weapons, each Specialist is a different hero archetype the game offers to fight with. Players get to choose from Ajax, Battery, Crash, Firebreak, Nomad, Prophet, Recon, Ruin, Seraph and Torque for a single team. Each of them is great on their own but the Beta allows you to test out their abilities through creative team-play to gain tactical advantage. There is always a chance to unleash a great deal of power by combining their unique traits.

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There is a new objective-based game mode called Control, where strategic attack and defensive position are very important to win the match while guarding your objectives. Search & Destroy is one of the newest additions for CoD: Black Ops 4 that comes along with recurring modes like Domination, Hardpoint and Team Deathmatch. Two brand-new maps; Hacienda and Gridlock are going public as well as Contraband, Frequency, Payload and Seaside, designed for varied playstyles.

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Private Blackout Beta Opens in September

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Players who pre-ordered Black Ops 4 are going to be able to enter Private Multiplayer Beta and PC Open Beta on announced time. Hopefully a huge number of players will join in the party online to experience Call of Duty in groups and thus, make the game successful. Everyone taking part into the Beta will gain a unique calling card to display and obtaining max rank will grant you a Permanent Unlock Token, which can be used in Create-a-Class post-launch content when the game releases.

Konami Shuts Down Silent Hills P.T Remake

Publisher Konami has taken down the fan-made Silent Hills P.T Remake by a 17-year-old game developer.

In an attempt to reinvent Silent Hills franchise, video game publisher studio Konami roped in Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro (Pan’s Labyrinth, The Shape of Water) for a collaboration. They came up with P.T. or "Playable Teaser" in 2014 but then suddenly got scrapped even before Kojima left the company. For long it stayed on PlayStation store but was pulled from there in 2015. However, it still existed in places and one recent form was a latest PC port by a dedicated fan.

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Konami Shuts Down Silent Hills P.T Remake

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A 17-year-old game developer going by the name Qimsar has taken over a herculean task of doing a complete remake of the first-person psychological horror for PC. He self-taught himself to do it by using Unreal Engine 4 and have done a commendable job making a port of the game for PC, so that players who have missed out the opportunity to play P.T. on first place can still enjoy it. His attempt of recreating one of the scariest gaming moments in history met with positive response too.

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However, as he was offering this downloadable build to everyone for free on GameJolt, Qimsar expressed concerned over the possibilities of Konami wanting to take it down anytime like any other fan-made games and the bell is finally rung. After his version of the remake gets coverage on social media and gaming sites, his project got the boot and is permanently removed when Konami reached out to him regarding the matter. This doesn't make sense as there are plenty of P.T. remakes still out there.

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Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro

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On GameJolt, Qimsar has detailed the entire phone conversation he had with one of the company representative before taking down the game and they were apparently very nice about the whole thing. Although his game had to be taken down for legal issues but the company stuffs were really impressed seeing his effort. So, they tried to make up for his endeavors by offering him an internship at Konami, which is super cool for him or anyone you know.

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Silent Hill series from the 90's had been a staple for horror-fans but after Silent Hill 2, the latter titles were not able to bring back the nightmarish charm it had. Considering P.T. was downloaded over 1,000,000 times, they could've gone with it with their eyes closed. Before the original "Playable Teaser" went to development hell, actor Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) was involved with it as well. Currently, he and director del Toro are involved in Kojima's upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

Nintendo has decided to be opened up and allow cross-play experience on all third-party games from now.

For the past few years, developer/publisher Nintendo has been doing quite well with their next-gen handheld console Nintendo Switch. Being a portable system, it immediately grabbed attention of players who want to play as they go, thus dominating video game market these days by selling the console as well as a number of popular third-party games. Lately, being very supportive towards cross-platform play than some of their competitors has made a good name for them as well.

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Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

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The concept of cross-play where players from different console or platform shares the same game servers is very popular now and Nintendo has been nothing but very supportive towards the idea. This progressive attitude towards their consumer has garnered great appreciation from fans. The company has teamed up with Microsoft to allow Switch to play sandbox survival game Minecraft with Xbox One players by releasing an engaging commercial to highlight the key features.

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Heralding their upcoming agenda, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima and senior executive officer Susumu Tanaka has stated that they are very much eager and willing to make cross-play platform experience an option for gamers. Entire gaming industry has been in debate over whether or not cross-platform play should be supported by all and when Sony went salty over using the same account to play Fortnite on Switch, players and game studios started to take the issue seriously.

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Their plans to share multi-platform for third-party titles are confirmed at their 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Nintendo Switch fans should rejoice at this news as their multiplayer experience will be of next level in upcoming days. Fortnite and Minecraft have already paved the ways of unlimited possibilities and became a huge hit instantly. Compared to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Nintendo only sold 15 million units of Switch but those numbers are still rising.

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It was about time that Microsoft and Nintendo become real smart about it, rather than becoming a party-pooper like Sony. It helped them build reputation as well as making good business. However, they have just taken a decision and it may take some time to properly implement it for all because of all the parties involved.