Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Warface Season 1 Battle Pass for Consoles Out Now

Season 1 Battle Pass for free-to-play online shooter Warface adds new themed content and rewards.

Today, developer Crytek Kiev and publisher My.com releases Sunrise update for their free-to-play online first-person shooter title Warface, which also comes with Season 1 Battle Pass for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

In their biggest update yet, developers packed in new enemies, gameplay mechanics, locations, PvP map, story raid and weapons for console players. Earning extra in-game rewards only requires you to play the game.

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Warface Season 1 Battle Pass for Consoles Out Now

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Check out all those unique and exotic Warface items for over 100 tiers of rewards in first ever Battle Pass on consoles.




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Battle Pass offers a chance to score more rewards by playing PvP or PvE missions and making progress through 100 tiers upon completion. Players on PS4 and Xbox can increase their chance of unlocking them by playing more.

For completing certain levels, Maori-style items from K.I.W.I. series are given in rewards that have absurd stats. Plus, there are uniquely designed boots, gloves, headgear, vests and weapon camo to add to your collection as well.

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New Sanctuary Map

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Latest update will only upgrade Warface with Battle Pass trial version but you can only go up to level 10 claiming prize. Updating to full version allows you to play thorough level 100 to earn one of most powerful submachine guns, Kriss Super V Custom as grand prize.

Sunrise Raid would take your squad to a Japan-themed island in Pacific, looking for Blackwood Corporation. When there, expect to cross paths with new enemies and experience some plot twists within the story raid.

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Yakuza Weapons Series

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Sanctuary Map is a location based on Japanese setting of Sunrise Raid and is available for a PvP mode "Free For All", outside of raid. Also, Yakuza weapon series modeled in traditional Japanese design are there to grab 'em to your collection.

There are about 20 new achievements over Sunrise and Yakuza weapon in Season 1 Battle Pass of Warface that are up for display on your profile. Although good things came a bit late on PS4 and Xbox One, it is great to eventually have them after all.

Killing Floor: Double Feature Out On PS4 and PS4 VR

Tripwire Interactive celebrates 10th Anniversary of Killing Floor by launching Killing Floor: Double Feature on PS4 and PS4 VR.

When co-operative first-person shooter game Killing Floor was launched back in 2005, it was met with an instant success, leading to Killing Floor 2 coming out in 2015 that was followed up by a VR title Killing Floor: Incursion in 2017.

To celebrate 10th Anniversary of this horde shooter franchise, developer/publisher Tripwire Interactive decided to offer ultimate KF experience by teaming up with publisher Deep Silver to launch Killing Floor: Double Feature.

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Killing Floor: Double Feature Out On PS4 and PS4 VR

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Double Feature bundles KF2 and Incursion together for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation VR platform for one great price of $39.99 only. It is packed with every gore filled seasonal content update released since launch for newcomers and veterans.

Developers have captured weapon animations at 240 frames per second so that players can see enemy blood spilling and bullet shell ejecting in slow motion Zed Time to have an immersive thrill amidst a bloody mayhem on PS4 consoles.

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Killing Floor Comes to VR

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Tripwire never stopped working on their project following launch and kept releasing free content featuring limited time events, maps and weapons, thus keeping its gameplay engaging for everyone from getting repetitive over time.

That means, you can wander around multiple maps, replay seasonal events, enjoy cosmetic skins for weapons, try out two new game modes while killing variety of new Zed enemy types and bosses or maybe even play as Badass Santa.

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Deadly Horde of Zeds

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Witness detailed graphics in 1800p resolution and up to 4K using enhanced power of a PS4 Pro system. As a PlayStation-exclusive bundle, Double Feature will also be including playable DLC character Mrs. Foster, which only comes with a retail version though.

Then head over to edge of Virtual Reality with PS VR system to enter Killing Floor universe like never before. Incursion employs a same gunplay mechanism of KF2 and equipped with full free movement in an attempt for more immersive storytelling.

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Mrs. Foster Playable DLC Character

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More than a decade ago, what started this franchise from a mod of Unreal Tournament 2004 has become one of the most engaging survival horror shooter out there and still continuing to grow because of community support from Tripwire.

Getting on board with Killing Floor: Double Feature now would be a great way to celebrate 10th anniversary of Tripwire Interactive critically-acclaimed first-person horde shooter series and indulge yourself into a messy blood sport of slaying zeds.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Phantom Sight Revealed

Operation Phantom Sight DLC for team shooter Rainbow Six Siege reveals two new operators Nøkk and Warden.

Back in February 17, 2019, developer/publisher Ubisoft has announced a new free expansion Operation Phantom Sight for their popular online tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Currently is in Year 4 Season 2 content, Siege is including two new Operators and featuring a reworked version of Kafe Dostoyevsky map. Details of this upcoming DLC have been revealed during Pro League Finals, today at Milan, Italy.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Phantom Sight Revealed

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Ubisoft released a new R6 Siege video detailing gameplay mechanics for new Operators and their gadget features.




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A member of Danish Jægerkorpset Corps, Nøkk is a new Attacker and a mysterious persona to even Team Rainbow. She carries an FMG-9 and SIX12-SD while uses a high-tech HEL Presence Reduction to become invisible to be detected by her enemies.

This medium-speed, medium-armor Rainbow attacker agent is good at infiltration and stealth like a ghost. However, her gadget might glitch but won't give away her position if she does nothing except moving on a normal or slower pace.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operator Nøkk

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Then there is a dapper new defender from American Secret Service named Warden, who at first glance may remind you of Walter White from Breaking Bad. His primary weapon of choice is an M590A1 shotgun and an MPX submachine gun as a strong anchor.

Warden uses a pair of Glance Smart Glasses to remain impervious to flashes and see through smokes. A high-armor, low-speed Operator, he is highly effective against Blitz, Capitão, Glaz and Ying but have to wary of Thatcher and IQ for their gadget-disabling abilities.

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Rainbow Six Siege New Operator Warden

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Developers at Ubisoft has also reworked existing Kafe Dostoyevsky map to suit it better for competitive play. First floor of the café is now redesigned with a remodeled kitchen and second floor got new bomb sites, plus received other tweaks.

Season Pass owners for Year 4 of Rainbow Six Siege would have two new Operators, Nøkk and Warden already unlocked at launch on their platforms and others can purchase them only after seven days using their in-game R6 credits.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Call of Duty 2020 Will Be Black Ops 5

Activision puts developer studio Treyarch in charge for Call of Duty 2020, which would seemingly be Black Ops 5.

Through a series of leaks and rumors, next title from first-person shooter franchise Call of Duty for 2019 is almost confirmed to be Modern Warfare 4 due to Infinity Ward being involved and former developers are coming back once again.

Meanwhile, publisher Activision is already up to something for next year with developer Treyarch, which is likely to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 5, giving developers a year less to deliver next installment of Black Ops sub-series.

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Call of Duty 2020 Will Be Black Ops 5

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Recently, Activision has sidelined studios Raven Software and Sledgehammer Games for handing over the ongoing project to Treyarch to rush its development cycle up to speed while aiming at a 2020 release window right now.

As a follow-up to Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 that just came up about seven months ago, developers at Treyarch will have a tight schedule to pursue in order to deliver next Call of Duty game for 2020 after this sudden shift.

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Infinity Ward, Sledgehammer and Treyarch has been following a three-year development cycle for annual Call of Duty releases from 2012, rotating their roles each year to work on Advanced Warfare, Black Ops and Infinite Warfare sub-franchise.

At this point, Infinity Ward is most probably busy with long-awaited return of Modern Warfare. Activision was working with Raven and Sledgehammer on a CoD title that is set during Cold War era and most likely to feature Vietnam.

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Now that Treyarch is put in charge creative leadership for BO5, Raven and Sledgehammer would still remain as support studio. Their work so far on the project would be transformed into a single-player campaign mode for veteran fans.

Return of story mode would be welcoming to players who were critical of Black Ops 4 for its lack of a campaign. Currently expected to arrive on fall of 2020 for upcoming PlayStation and Xbox consoles, BO5 would probably be a cross-gen title.

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Only downside for studio Treyarch is that they have only two years to finish it instead of three and that would eventually led to major crunch time for developers who are already annoyed working brutal overtime hours for BO4.

Though Black Ops 4 saw a best-selling digital launch on CoD history, its sales number for physical copies were lowest among other series titles and didn't generate expected revenue margin that Activision was hoping for.

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Based on these facts, the publisher is currently considering taking a free-to-play approach even though they were against that idea once. Upcoming Modern Warfare 4 may embrace this new revenue model and offer similar component.

According to insider report, staffs from Raven and Sledgehammer were in constant argument over development of Cold War-themed Call of Duty 2020 throughout the past year and now, those guys are about to act as support for Treyarch, which is pretty concerning.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Borderlands 3 and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 Pulled from Epic Mega Sale

Following huge price off announcement in Epic Mega Sale, Borderlands 3 and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 is pulled from Epic Store.

Ahead of annual Summer Sale of rival distribution platform Steam, Epic Games Store launched "Epic Mega Sale" that offered customers some pretty sweet discount deals and a generous $10 cash back on purchase worth $14.99 or above.

However, it appears that some publishers were not willing to be as generous with their games as Epic Games and therefore pulled off titles like Borderlands 3 and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 from first major sale of Epic Store.

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Borderlands 3 and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 Pulled from Epic Mega Sale

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Publishers often give a hefty 75-80% discount offer over select titles on various occasions but what Epic Store did to compete with Steam was not okay with some studios and they were not even notified on what final sale prices would be.

When this drastic move didn't sit well with fellow publishers, they pulled out games like Borderlands 3, Oxygen Not Included and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 simply because their mega sale was diminishing values of these games prior release.

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This unwanted debacle between distribution platform and AAA-publishers could have been avoided easily if Epic Games Store actually communicated with their partners before announcing the mega sale and didn't rush out things.

However, games bought during sales would still be honored at bought price even though some of them are currently removed from storefront. That includes highly anticipated upcoming titles from Gearbox Software and Paradox Interactive.

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Another title to create some stir during this sales period is Early Access action role-playing game Hades from developer Supergiant Games, which used to sale for just $10.99 and comes at only $6.99 after applying a 65% discounted rate.

Upon launch of Epic Mega Sale, this rogue-like dungeon crawler saw a rise in price cap that ended up being $24.99 and only came down to $14.99 following price off, so that it wouldn't be affected by newly reduced rate at all but players are not happy with such shady approach.

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Supergiant Pulled Hades from Epic Sale

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When fans took issues with a sudden change in pricing, Supergiant issued an apology on their official Blog and Discord channel for communicating poorly about their plans but it comes very suspicious why they would do it when the sale went live.

They also cleared out that players can get the game for $10 off by participating in ongoing offer that will end on June 13. From June 14, Hades would be available on $24.99 price since they updated it with so many new characters, events and features.

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Although claimed that they do not want to follow business model of Valve's Steam, Epic Games actually did worse by making expensive deals with major game developers to make their titles Epic Games Store exclusive on PC platform.

Response from PC gaming community was largely negative to this practice and some angry mobs even review bombed previous titles from those game studios on Steam; most recent examples being Borderlands 2 and Rocket League.

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Of course, Steam had their rough days in the beginning and stumbled many times before coming to a steady position. With time, Epic Store can eventually provide a better experience if they truly are here to change PC gaming for good.

Obviously, "Epic Mega Sale" was meant to benefit customers and developers but Epic Games clearly need to learn from their mistake and change their attitude of throwing money at everything whenever there is a problem.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Stories Untold Free on Epic Games Store Now

Story-driven adventure title Stories Untold from No Code joins list of Epic Games Store free giveaway games.

Six months into business and Epic Games have already given away a dozen games already on their digital distribution platform Epic Games Store. Well, it would be a dozen after you take their most recent free game into account.

Epic Store has been offering PC version of games from different genres for free and people eventually find every once in a while what they love and fans of narrative-driven adventure would love Stories Untold that is free on their outlet right now.

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Stories Untold Free on Epic Games Store Now

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To claim this biweekly free giveaway game, all you need to do is to head over to Epic Store and proceed to checkout like any regular purchase but without any cost from today, May 16 through May 30 within 7:59 PM PT/10:59 PM EST.

Launched on February 2017, Stories Untold is an episodic horror adventure-puzzle game from developer No Code and publisher Devolver Digital. In an anthology of four tales, the game largely focuses on an interactive experience for players.

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Stories Untold mixes up elements from various gameplay styles such as classic point-and-click approach and much more. You will be hit hard with 80's retro nostalgia as you explore these short stories and that is essentially good news for many.

Up next on Epic Games Store free giveaway list is a puzzle-adventure game titled RiME, which arrives on May 23 and would be up for grabs until May 30. Also, don't forget to check out "Epic Mega Sale 2019" when you are at it to enjoy some amazing discounts.

Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

Details on Expansion Pass content for Metro Exodus is revealed by 4A Games and its first DLC is coming this summer.

Despite having to delay its original release date and then facing some issue with moving to Epic Games Store by ditching Steam, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver still saw success with first-person shooter title Metro Exodus.

Following its release on February, a Game Plus mode was added via "Ranger Update" for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One a month later. Now, detailed plans regarding upcoming DLC release roadmap for the world of Metro is revealed.

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Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

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Owners of Aurora and Gold Edition are already covered on Expansion Pass on their respective available platform. However, you can also place your digital pre-order now on Epic Store for $9.99 only and for just $24.99 on consoles.

Developers are currently working on two major story-driven expansion packs and players would be assuming roles of two new characters other than main protagonist Artyom that belong to Spartan Rangers and one of them is an American named Sam.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR METRO EXODUS.

Kick-starting from summer 2019, first DLC titled "The Two Colonels" that chronicles the journey of Colonel Khlebnikov who comes out of Novosibirsk to meet his son but survival on surface has not been easier lately and tough decisions should be made.

Then next chapter, "Sam's Story" is scheduled arrive on early 2020 that is centered on a US marine, Sam who wants to go back to his country to reunite with his family upon learning that many other city has survived the war like Moscow.

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First expansion will hand you over a brand-new weapon in form of a deadly flame-thrower to successfully fend off mutated creatures on your way and gameplay will likely be the same you had in post-apocalyptic wasteland of Russia already.

With launch of Metro Exodus earlier this year, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver has completed a trilogy inspired by Dmitry Glukhovsky's novels and seems like this Expansion Pass roadmap is looking to extend that established legacy.

Epic Mega Sale 2019

Ahead of summer 2019, Epic Games Store offers their first major sale in "Epic Mega Sale" and more free games than ever.

Ever since it's official launch back in December 2018, Epic Games has been bagging exclusive titles from renowned developers and giving away free games on a biweekly basis via their digital distribution platform Epic Games Store.

Lately, they have announced to sponsor PC Gaming Show at E3 2019 next month and backed it up with kicking-off their first major sale that comes with insane discount offers to turn your head around and more free games giveaway!

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Epic Mega Sale 2019

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Starting from May 16, ordering any game with a price tag of $14.99 or above gets you an instant $10 discount on behalf of Epic Store until June 13. However, it will not be applicable for DLC, Season Pass or other in-game purchases.

In case of every pre-order placed for unreleased game before May 16 that are worth $14.99 or more, customers will automatically get a $10 refund in next 7-12 days to the payment method they used for purchase and enjoy the sale.

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Many partnering developers and publishers are currently offering up to 75% off on games within their storefront. Games that are bought between May 2 and May 15 will also get a refund amount, more of which is detailed in their official FAQ section.

Epic Store is also very thankful to an immensely positive reception of their one free game in every two weeks offer and decided to give you a title each week during Epic Mega Sale for free by starting the queue with Stories Untold.

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Epic Mega Sale Games Under $5

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Within a price range of only $5, you can bag titles like Donut County, Metro: Last Light Redux, Metro Exodus, Oxenfree, Shadow Complex Remastered, Thimbleweed Park and What Remains of Edith Finch for now to add to your collection.

Increase that cap to $10 to add Afterparty, Close to the Sun, John Wick Hex, Operencia: The Stolen SunPhoenix PointShakedown: HawaiiSubnautica, The Walking Dead: The Final Season and World War Z to your purchase list.

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Epic Mega Sale Games Under $10

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If shaking up the entire video games industry with Fortnite wasn't enough, Epic had to go further and beyond and this major sales announcement is seemingly a counter to annual Steam Summer Sale that is coming in a few weeks.

Epic Games Store has been open for six months or so and despite many gamers on PC platform despises their controversial policy with exclusives to stay ahead of competition, they are making some serious wave in video game space.

Fortnite X John Wick: Wick's Bounty Limited Time Mode

Baba Yaga steps into battle royale and bounty hunters are on his tail in Fortnite X John Wick limited time mode "Wick's Bounty".

Although online battle royale game Fortnite mostly gained popularity among masses because of its free-to-play economy, it had some major crossover events with big-name franchises like Avengers that only gave it a signal boost.

In their recent arrangement, developer/publisher Epic Games have launched a limited time mode for Fortnite Battle Royale titled "Wick's Bounty" that invites everyone's favorite deadly assassin John Wick, nicknamed "Baba Yaga".

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Fortnite X John Wick: Wick's Bounty Limited Time Mode

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To kick-start this John Wick-themed event, a brief trailer is launched as well to make things exciting for players.




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The teaser opens with Reaper walking into an alleyway with his gun while tossing a gold coin and a shadow approaches from other side, which turns out to be Mr. Wick and these two starts shooting each other before it ends.

A contract is placed on him by The High Table and you are to complete challenges by taking out every other rivals till last-man-standing for gold tokens but these tokens would be given as a bounty to players who eliminates you.

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Wick’s Bounty Free Rewards

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Scoring more kills gets you more gold and it makes you more visible to map, putting a target on you. Collecting most amount of gold can put you on map for everyone to see too but you can respawn only three times during this LTM.

Aside from bonus XP, you can earn free rewards like Boogeyman Wrap, Gold Token Back Bling and One Shot Glider. Get John Wick Set from Item Shop that comes with John Wick Outfit and a Simple Sledge Pickaxe modeled to his iconic hammer.

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John Wick Set

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What many have been pointing out upon launch of Wick's Bounty is that Fortnite always had a bearded character wearing suit, which pretty much akin to Mr. Wick and players even refer him to as "John Wick" since the beginning.

Epic Games probably wanted their own version of Baba Yaga back then and designed the real John Wick to be more serious-looking than his cartoonish and less cool counterpart to help people differentiate between them.

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In 2014, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) starred in neo-noir action thriller movie John Wick that eventually became a franchise after the movie became an instant hit, releasing two more sequels; John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

Also, if you are a fan of John Wick, you can check out action focused strategy game John Wick Hex and even pre-order it now. Courtesy of "Epic Mega Sale", owning PC version of the game on Epic Games Store will cost you only $7.19.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Skull & Bones Delayed to 2020

Once again, Ubisoft has delayed their upcoming pirate adventure game Skull & Bones to 2020 and skipping its E3 2019 showcase.

Upcoming anticipated open-world action game Skull & Bones from developer/publisher Ubisoft was announced back at E3 2017 with an initial launch window of 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only to be delayed to 2019 last year.

However, that date is now being delayed once again and will only come out after their current fiscal year will end in March 2020. The pirate adventure will not show up at E3 2019 next month and will be released on spring next year.

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Skull & Bones Delayed to 2020

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Ubisoft made a statement saying that it is very common for newer IPs to take more time in development phase because of creative vision and newer ideas and in May 2018, developers asked for more time to deliver an engaging experience.

According to their recent earnings report, ongoing publishing plans for SNB suggests that it may eventually arrive sometime around April 2020. Since it was pushed back to improve quality, we can only hope that it was for the best reasons.

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A video featuring producer Karl Luhe addressing this delay was posted lately by Skull & Bones official Twitter account. He talks about where they are now in terms of development and offers some behind-the-scenes look as well.



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A TV show based on the game is also on its way but that wouldn't be affected by this delay in any way. Developer studio that worked on ship combat sequences of Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag are working on it for their past experience.

Although getting a long-anticipated game like Skull & Bones twice after reveal is mildly frustrating but seeing Ubisoft is not rushing out an unfinished product and prioritizing quality only shows their commendable dedication to fan-service.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Global Threat Story Trailer

New Ghost Recon: Breakpoint story trailer for from Ubisoft reveals how Skell Technology became a global threat.

Getting leaked before making an official reveal, upcoming online tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint from developer/publisher Ubisoft will debut on October 4, 2019 as a sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Players already have some look at what they are getting into with announcement trailer and gameplay footage on a live-stream last week. Now, another new clip is released today to provide more story context for Breakpoint.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint Global Threat Story Trailer

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Following is a trailer showcasing how technology going awry and threatening lives have paved a way for GRB.




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The video opens up with a narration over a rendition of mythical creature golem and how it was an early representation for artificial intelligence back in 500 BC, which was originally designed by its creators to serve and protect.

Fast forward to last two decades and in a not-so-far future, technology has advanced to the point of creating driver-less cars and inventor Jake Skell has helped shaped that future with his Skell Technology by turning many myths into reality.

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He moved further to come up with lethal drones on 2001 that helped save many U.S. lives during war in Afghanistan. Establishing headquarter in Aurora Island, they were successful in making an autonomous system in recent years.

In an unfortunate turn of events, Skell technology drones were used to kill a political candidate and media sees them as a global threat now. All contact is lost with Aurora, leading Ghost Recon team to investigate their radio silence.

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Although actor Jon Bernthal (Fury, The Walking Dead) is roped in to play villain in Breakpoint after being introduced through an operation update for Wildlands, he was nowhere to be seen within the trailer above but hoping to see him in future.

Ubisoft has decided to make PC version of Ghost Recon: Breakpoint skip Steam and making it an Epic Games Store-exclusive title, as usual to their stance with The Division 2 and pre-order for Gold, Ultimate or Collector's Editions are already available up there.

Samurai Shodown 2019 Gameplay Overview

SNK is back to get players to "Embrace Death" once again with 2019 Samurai Shodown reboot.

Returning to their roots of blade-wielding fighting nearly a decade after, Samurai Shodown is the latest in legendary fighting game series by developer/publisher SNK that is scheduled to launch on 2019 for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Though it originally inspired a unique gameplay mechanics that allowed swordplay in genre of fighting games, a lot of that has changed somehow in its transition from 2D graphics to 3D animation renders over the years for better.

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Samurai Shodown 2019 Gameplay Overview

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SNK has dropped a new trailer today, which offers a better gameplay overview for this anticipated fighting game.




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As we mentioned about change in playing style, newest Samurai Shodown will deprive new and season players of "Combo", which is an intentional move by developers to gradually make you skilled in combat other than relying on button mashing.

In fact, relying on the latter and being impatient in a face-off can cost you dearly if you are not paying attention. So, learn from mistakes you made in each battle and hone on striking at a precise time to be far more effective in a fight.

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One core gameplay elements distinct to the franchise is Rage Gauge that gets heated up for each time you take a hit and when it is at max Rage, players get bonus attack damage for every single blow they can land on their opponent in a match.

Other than that and a Weapon Flipping Technique to disarm your rival, you can now deliver a Lightning Blade attack by performing Rage Explosion. Once used, it will take away your Rage Gauge and you are to survive with skillful moves.

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It looks like SNK has added a Dojo Mode for players to "git gud" before they go butting heads in multiplayer. Through a revolutionary deep learning AI, your play style will be analyzed from offline or story mode playthrough.

Thus, the game creates a simulation with your unique way of playing into a CPU-controlled "ghost" character. You can either send your ghost fighter into clouds to challenge other players or even go up against a top professional from around the world.

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Intense and Epic Battles

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Classic characters like Charlotte, Galford, Genjuro Kibagami, Hanzo Hattori, Haohmaru, Nakoruru and Shiki are making their return to the current roster alongside newcomers Darli Dagger, Wu-Ruixiang and Yashamaru Kurama.

Additional characters will be added via post-launch DLC and placing a pre-order for Samurai Shodown reboot before June 30 would offer you a free Season Pass. It gives you access to four playable DLC characters and Nakoruru Retro 3D costume over first six months.

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Over a decade may have changed a few aspects of the series but a heavy influence of Japanese culture remains intact in its core to unleash a new era of samurai warriors upon us once again with a brand-new installment.

Despite being a weapon-based fighting game series, Samurai Shodown always relied heavily on a plot and upcoming 2019 game is no different. Set prior to the events of Samurai Spirits from 1993, this reboot can become another hit for staying true to its heart.