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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store offers both Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden for free.

Ever so consecutive with their running free games giveaway program, Epic Games has decided to brought over two new titles to offer anyone and everyone without a charge on their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store.

This week, fans of Epic Store freebie games are getting their hands on PC version of Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, both having to garner a very positive feedback from players upon initial release.

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Hyper Light Drifter and Mutant Year Zero Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Comes as a fusion of titles like Diablo and Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past, 2D action role-playing game Hyper Light Drifter is rendered in 16 it-style pixilated graphics and follows an easy to get in but difficult to master approach.

You assume the role of a Drifter character that wields technology of a forgotten past and keeps battling scary monsters. His primary weapon of choice is an energy sword, which charges ammo for guns whenever he strikes enemies with it.

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Then developer The Bearded Ladies and publisher Funcom joins the party with their latest turn-based tactical role-playing title Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, set around survivors of a global nuclear war and became mutants.

You go in with a party of three mutant scavenger characters known as Stalkers to represent Ark, a last settlement of civilization and freely explore wasteland of Zone to gather resources among Ghouls or hostile humans of the old world.

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Now without delaying, head over to EGS before August 22, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT and then claim a copy of both of these giveaway titles for PC platform with just a free account to have them in your online library of collection forever.

Next week, Epic Games Store will be giving out award-winning 2012 indie puzzle-platform Fez from developer Polytron Corporation and publisher Trapdoor, which will stay up for grabs on their storefront for a whole week.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

2K Games has enraged fans boycotting their game for intimidating YouTuber SupMatto over alleged Borderlands 3 leaks.

Ever since developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games announced return of popular looter shooter franchise Borderlands for this year, Borderlands 3 is already being anticipated as "Game of the Year" by critics and fans alike.

So far, the title has managed to stay in headlines for nothing but wrong reasons and lately, a drastic action from 2K Games have sparked controversy that has angry fans rallying over on social media to boycott the game on release.

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Borderlands 3 Fans Boycott Game Over Controversy

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Up until now, most of negative press surrounding Borderlands 3 had Gearbox CEO Randy Pitchford on their headlines but that just changed when publisher decides to go after a YouTuber known as SupMatto over alleged leaks.

Whenever a new game is announced, everyone from game journalist to greater part of interested players wants to know more about it until it is finally released and they heavily craves for juicy information leaks at all times.

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SupMatto has been a very reliable source of such leaked information on YouTube for some time to his followers, where he discusses Easter Eggs from past games and reveals brand-new leaks that have ties to Borderlands 3.

In one particular stance, Take-Two Interactive, parent company of publisher 2K Games took issue with how he was providing these information and selling them over to his private Discord server for $5 monthly membership in exchange.

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Aside from selling leaked information, Take-Two accuse him of using some thumbnails on his account that are taken from various developer streams on Twitch that Gearbox has been using time to time to test out their latest features.

So, they hired two private eyes to investigate his sources and they showed up to his doorsteps on July 25 to question him about leaks and other related details regarding gameplay, which obviously goes too far out of the line.

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Just as they leave, his Discord channel was removed all of a sudden and he received bunch of copyright strikes on his YouTube videos, effectively taken down many of his Borderlands 3 content and almost had his channel terminated.

Take-Two was very keen to know about how he acquired those development stream codes in first place that were actually out in public for months by then and most probably have been worried sick thinking SupMatto was some skilled hacker.

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It was no crafty work on his part and all he did was watching over an anticipated "Gameplay Reveal" video that was released on April 29. There, name of their testing Twitch account showed up and it was picked by curious fans.

He himself didn't even notice those codes at first and only got to them when many have shared this news over to Reddit and Twitter. So, basically thumbnails that he used were already made public for long before he saw and talked about it.

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SupMatto made a response video on allegations made by 2K Games, detailing the whole event that happened.




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Take-Two released a statement saying, they were actually running an investigation on him for past 10 months before making claims and accused him of making profits by breaking their confidential information leak policies.

Not only his actions have broken rules but also infringed their copyright but one can only wonder whether or not they have taken things too far by sending goons over to his house rather than simply contacting him over an issue.

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This has majority of fans from Borderlands community voice their utter displeasure against behavior displayed by 2K Games and have kick-started a movement over Twitter that got #BoycottBorderlands3 trending on top.

SupMatto has been making Borderlands related content on his YouTube channel for years and now he is quitting following this incident. This is a billion dollar company like Take-Two Interactive bullying him into submission.

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Borderlands 3 seems to be very promising and many were looking forward to it but after a series of mishaps from both developer and publisher studio, angry consumers have rallied up to protest by not supporting the game after all.

Development team at Gearbox Software worked hard on this upcoming release and Take-Two has obviously disappointed many fans by now. Only by properly addressing their fault to players, they may slightly redeem themselves at this point.

Death Stranding No Longer Listed PS4-Exclusive

Upcoming highly-anticipated social strand game Death Stranding by Hideo Kojima is no longer a PS4-exclusive title.

When video game director Hideo Kojima revealed an official release date for his upcoming anticipated action game Death Stranding back in May 2019, a strong rumor of a PC version release started emerging on social media.

Italian journalist Antonio Fucito came up with some hints that the game may come to PC on a later date back then. Now, it is no longer included among PlayStation 4-exclusive list and even though not a 100% confirmation, this is a clear hint.

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Death Stranding No Longer Listed PS4-Exclusive

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Fucito originally spoke on a Twitch stream about the game being a timed exclusive on PS4 consoles for six months or so and his takeaway was Death Stranding official box art is missing "Only on PlayStation" branding.

No assurance of this claim was confirmed so far from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment. However, Sony's official sites worldwide removing it from their exclusives lists tell a lot already.

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Throughout its entire history of existence, Sony has marketed the game as a PS4-exclusive and since they are not labeling it as one, rumors of the game heading over to PC platform after six months or a year seems more like a possibility.

Sony let Kojima use their in-house property, Decima Engine for his project that was used to develop PS4-exclusive game Horizon Zero Dawn and they have consistently promoted the game to build enough hype among fans.

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Earlier, Hideo Kojima announced to showcase an "exclusive new look" of Death Stranding on August 19, opening night of Gamescom 2019. Although many believe it to be a new trailer, it could end up being a PC version announcement.

While Kojima is more open about his game, Sony likes to keep things under wraps. That is exactly why just being delisted from their exclusive titles catalog after May 2019 doesn't confirm anything until they officially announce it.

Hades: The Big Bad Update Live Now

Early Access rogue-like action RPG title Hades receives The Big Bad Update by developer Supergiant Games.

In a running effort to develop Hell, Supergiant Games is rolling out regular patches for Early Access action role-playing game Hades on Epic Games Store and The Big Bad Update has now gone live to further expand Underworld territory.

Lead character Zagreus is on a never ending battle to get out of Hell only to be opposed by new bosses, unforeseen dangers and deadly enemies at each turn and current major update is here to make his journey more exciting for players.

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Hades: The Big Bad Update Live Now

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In his way to ditch Underworld, protagonist Zag would come across Temple of Styx biome passages at its edge. You should be on lookout for enemies trying to sneak on you and never forget about those deadly traps as well.

Newest enemy Gigantic Vermin, Satyr Cultists and more makes their debut but luckily for you, more divine aid from Olympian gods are there to call upon. Also, they have a few more powerful blessings to help you escaping god of death.

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Not only can you call for more godly favor from Olympian deities than ever before but you are allowed to use up full power of God Gauge now. Pool of Purging will let you get rid of few unwanted Boon and get some coin instead.

Both Minotaur and Theseus have their health reduced, giving you less of a struggle to defeat them. Most importantly, Zagreus can now pet Cerberus, his hound of hell who despite being a fierce-looking creature is a very good boy.

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More narrative events and music tracks are added with essential balance changes and tweaks as usual. Art and visual FX gets some reworked touch in terms of character animations, environment set, main menu and textures.

The Big Bad Update marks a major upgrade for isometric rogue-like dungeon crawler title Hades by developer Supergiant Games and you can find detailed patch notes in their official Discord channel aside from in-game menu.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Genshin Impact Comes to PlayStation 4

Open-world action RPG title Genshin Impact from developer miHoYo invites you to an epic adventure on PS4 for 2020.

Mostly known as established a mobile game developer, Shanghai-based studio miHoYo has announced their new open-world action role-playing game Genshin Impact for Android, iOS and PC platform back in June during E3 2019.

Apparently, they are also interested in venturing console community as well and plans on releasing a PlayStation 4 version that is recently revealed by Sony Interactive Entertainment at ChinaJoy 2019 and scheduled to come out on 2020.

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Genshin Impact Comes to PlayStation 4

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Players would be exploring a fantasy world of Teyvat as "The Traveler" after waking up on a shore of this mysterious land earlier and will set off to solving puzzles scattered throughout the place to finally reunite with their sibling.

You can form your own part of four characters by inviting your friends online or pick from over 30 NPCs to join your cause. Just so you can wander around in Teyvat, there is a fast travel system to go to places more quickly.

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Open World of Possibilities

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Aside from freeform of movement, there are features for outfit customization and player housing. Genshin Impact offers an immersive experience by focusing on a combo-based combat system that complements its appealing story.

Introducing this upcoming open-world JRPG to PS4 gives it a wide range of audience since Sony has recently hit 100 million sales milestones. Plus, they definitely are planning to include some exclusive in-game content before launching on console.

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Ruins of An Empire

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A brand-new trailer has just come out lately that takes you on a brief tour of Teyvat and showcase gameplay aspects.




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Many people are already pointing out that Genshin Impact looks like a clone of 2017 Nintendo Switch-exclusive title Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild and not just in terms of artwork style but for also having similar gameplay mechanics.

Despite criticism for that, developer miHoYo is aiming to launch on platforms that has lesser hardware restrictions and therefore, is actually trying to go further and beyond with how combat and puzzles are eventually going to play out.

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Fallout 76 Summer 2019 Content Roadmap

QuakeCon 2019 reveals new Battle Royale map and Vault raid is coming to Fallout 76 as part of summer roadmap.

Although developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks heavily promoted their 2018 online action role-playing game Fallout 76 as one of the biggest game of entire Fallout series, it fell flat upon release because of a number of issues.

Even so, Bethesda never gave up on it and released a new Battle Royale game mode called Nuclear Winter back in June. Recent announcements from QuakeCon 2019 today confirm a new Battle Royale map and Vault raid is coming soon.

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Fallout 76 Summer 2019 Content Roadmap

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August 20 will see Vault 94 raid in newest patch where players will team up in groups of four to take on three missions each week. Of course, people can go out and take part in smaller groups to earn legendary items as rewards.

Then on September, Nuclear Winter will introduce a new map set on Morgantown for 52-player Battle Royale, which will be have an urban environment offering more verticality in empty buildings, contrary to their current rural map.

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Battle Royale will put players within Fallout universe against each other and become an overseer for Vault 51. With a Nuclear Storm on their tail, everyone competes to survive as long as possible before it closes in on them.

In future update, everyone will begin from same level and rank up to get various Perk Cards in each match. Currently, reports of duplicates for overseer rank-up rewards are being looked at and most likely to get fixed very soon.

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QuakeCon 2019 panel has spilled more details on Fallout 76 summer roadmap and discussed Doom Eternal.




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Developers are also working on their upcoming Wastelanders update that will add human NPCs to the game for players to interact with using dialogue trees that are more Fallout 3 than Fallout 4 and is planned for launch in November.

Bethesda also mentioned that private servers for Fallout 76 are coming soon but didn't specify when they are going to do it. They need to work on balance changes to improve server performance and fix crashes to offer a better experience.

Thursday, July 25, 2019

MechWarrior 5 Delayed to December, Will Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries is now delayed to December and is becoming an exclusive to Epic Games Store.

Returning back to MechWarrior franchise of giant robot fighting games after nearly two decades, MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries was scheduled to launch on September 10, 2019 but now that date has been pushed back to December.

In a recent official announcement, developer Piranha Games have revealed that MW5 has now been delayed for exactly three months back and coming out for PC platforms on December 10, 2019 as an Epic Games Store-exclusive.

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MechWarrior 5 Delayed to December, Will Be Epic Games Store Exclusive

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Piranha Games were sure to thank publisher Epic Games to come forward helping them reach their internal goals in official blog post. Those interested taking part in Closed Beta program should place pre-order now to get access in November.

Since community of PC gamers usually gets annoyed when an upcoming title becomes exclusive to Epic Store and developers have already anticipated that there may be some refund requests coming their way following the exclusivity news.

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So, anyone seeking to get refunds for pre-ordering MechWarrior 5 can claim their money before September 1. However, customers withdrawing pre-orders won't be able to join in upcoming Closed Beta and won't receive any exclusive DLC items.

Also, they are offering a full refund for any tier of pre-order anyone have placed and will yet allow people to keep all bonus content of MechWarrior Online including badges, items and XP regarding whatever editions they have chose.

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It is very much possible that Epic Games have suggested developers that customers are offered a voluntary refund before they start creating an issue, given their past experience of snagging store exclusivity of Phoenix Point and Shenmue III.

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries adapts gameplay aspects of MechWarrior 2: Mercenaries in terms of giving players choice to run their own campaign. Additionally, pilots are allowed to build and guide their own units alone or with AI controlled pilots.

Moonlighter and This War of Mine Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away two indie PC games, Moonlighter and This War of Mine for free this week.

It seems that giving out a free game every single week was not enough for Epic Games and so they decided to giveaway two games at once on their online distribution outlet Epic Games Store this time as announced last week.

For very first time, Epic Store will be giving out two indie titles for free today and anyone interested in bagging them can simply add these games to their collection with a free account anytime before August 2, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Moonlighter and This War of Mine Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Players can pick up PC version of action role-playing title Moonlighter and war survival game This War of Mine on EGS, both hailing from indie developer and publisher 11 bit studios yet appeals to different range of audiences for their themes.

Because of the latter among two freebies are M-Rated, it would likely to restrict younger players from accessing it for Parental Controls feature and therefore, a PEGI-18 game was added to lineup for players of all ages.

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Moonlighter sends you on an adventurous journey of discovering priceless treasures by going in other dimensions and realms as a shopkeeper from a small village of Rynoka, in hopes of becoming a hero through rogue-like gameplay.

Step into a ravaged city playing This War of Mine, where players take on a group of civilians and ensure their survival by seeking food, medicine and shelter. Other than that, you have to be on a lookout for scavengers and snipers take your survivors out.

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Though both titles offered at Epic Store are from different genre, they do worth the same amount of $7.99 only. At least, some who would miss out one for Parental Controls need not to be grumpy thinking they got a lesser game or something.

Next week, Epic Games Store intend to give two new titles, psychological thriller title Alan Wake from Remedy Entertainment and medieval action fighting game For Honor from Ubisoft for their free game promotions on August 2, 2019.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Keanu Reeves Almost Starred in Death Stranding

Internet's boyfriend, Keanu Reeves could have starred in Death Stranding but Hideo Kojima wanted Mads Mikkelsen.

Whenever he is not busy killing mobsters for stealing his vintage car and killing his puppy as John Wick, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) shows up in E3 2019 event to promote upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077.

Recently, it was revealed during a panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2019 that Reeves was so close to make an appearance in upcoming anticipated PlayStation 4-exclusive action game Death Stranding by Hideo Kojima but got replaced instead.

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Keanu Reeves Almost Starred in Death Stranding

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Kojima shared a panel at SDCC 2019 with his friend and film director Nicolas Winding Refn (Bronson, Valhalla Rising) and shared new bits of information regarding his most-ambitious work yet along with a few other details.

He started independently working on his new project that Kojima Productions will develop right after his controversial departure from Konami. Then Sony Interactive Entertainment came forward showing interest to be its publisher.

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In early phase of development, he was originally recommended that Keanu Reeves be cast in a pivotal role but he insisted on taking actor Mads Mikkelsen (Doctor Strange, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story) on that role and Keanu was replaced.

Alongside Mads, Kojima enlisted celebrities like Guillermo del Toro (Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water), Léa Seydoux (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, Spectre) and Norman Reedus (The Boondock Saints, The Walking Dead) in his game.

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Reeves is already doing pretty good with his smash-hit success of John Wick franchise that has a fourth movie incoming next year and filming Bill & Ted Face the Music aside from his role of Johnny Silverhand in upcoming CD Projekt Red game.

He is on top of his game once again and fans find him breathtaking, so much so that he might even get featured in a future project by Marvel Cinematic Universe, because Marvel Studios head Kevin Feige very much wants him to.

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Given his current height of success, many fans may think that Kojima made a mistake by ignoring him but people who are familiar with Mikkelsen's work surely knows the man is more than capable to deliver a standout performance.

Besides, Mikkelsen was always a better choice for what Kojima wanted to make as Death Stranding is a game shrouded in mystery and adopts an ominous tone, which is very much reflects on in-game character Cliff that Mads is playing and it looks fantastic.