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Showing posts with label Activision. Show all posts

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Crash Team Racing Remastered Announced

Coming back in 2019 for its 20th anniversary, PlayStation Classic kart racer Crash Team Racing is getting remastered.

After seeing the immense success of Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, Sony decided to bring more popular titles from the classic era and give them a remaster treatment. This time they picked popular kart racing game Crash Team Racing from 1999.

Originally developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Entertainment, the remastered version of the game is being reworked by Beenox and Activision following their successful previous endeavor and will release on 2019 as Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled.

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Crash Team Racing Remastered Announced


Before you hit the nostalgia pedal, let's just watch the official reveal trailer for CTR as it prepares to arrive next year.



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A popular mascot for Sony back then, Crash Bandicoot has starred in many platformer games till date. Crash and his sister Coco returns to race once again with friends, his archenemy Cortex and several mini-bosses he faced before, totaling to 15 playable characters.

Beenox has literally developed the entire game from the base and this is not just your typical graphical upgrade. We are talking about a total remake that features modes like adventure and time trials carried over in all-new HD glory to refuel your hype.

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Crash Returns in Driver's Seat!

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Aside from enhanced graphics, the title has both offline and online play. The game will even support a four-player split screen system and we are certain that more details will be revealed in the upcoming months before the game releases next summer.

The developers were aiming at delivering that same great racing experience and whatever improvements were added were all inspired from the source. Because of the technical advantage they have today, attention to detail shines on your face.

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Nitro-Fueled Racing


RELATED: Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy Coming to Nintendo Switch

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled will come to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 21, 2019. Although the game is coming back big time on modern consoles next June, we are not aware whether there would be a PC release or not at this point.

By the time the game will finally hit the stores, it will be celebrating its 20th anniversary of its original release. Giving classic titles HD upgrade and re-launching is becoming a powerful driving force in gaming, which is why we have Spyro Reignited Trilogy out now and MediEvil remake coming soon.

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Blizzard Black Friday Sale 2018

Battle.net unleashes Black Friday Deals 2018 for many running titles from Blizzard and Activision.

People are running amok for all the crazy Black Friday Deals of 2018 offered by Amazon, Best Buy and Gamestop on different consoles and games this holiday season. Battle.net also has an offer for Blizzard and Activision games on PC that will run till November 30.

To begin with, both of this publisher companies have some of the biggest video game titles under their belt that are popular among fans and they would love to get some sweet deals while the worldwide shopping hype lasts. We bet even you are among them.

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Blizzard Black Friday Sale 2018

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Blizzard Black Friday Deals 2018
Blizzard Entertainment's team-based multiplayer hero shooter Overwatch is always booming to the fans because of their ever increasing roster of playable heroes. Currently, there is a free trial offer on the game that will last until Monday, November 26.

You can access all of the 29 heroes from the roster as well as the newest inclusion of Ashe, who was introduced BlizzCon 2018. If you are looking to buy the game at the end of the trial period, you can get 62% off on the game's standard edition, 66% for legendary edition and 75% off for current owners of standard edition.

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Do not worry about your overall progress made during the time of this trial because they will be carried over on Battle.net once you purchase the game. The offers ends at November 28 at 11:59 PM PT, two days right after the free trial is over.

Dungeon crawler action role-playing title Diablo III comes at 50% off for the base game to help you stand against the Lord of Terror. The same offers goes for Reaper of Souls and Rise of the Necromancer expansion packs as well as Battle Chest.

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If you are a fan of Blizzard's real-time strategy game series StarCraft, then getting your hands on the StarCraft: Remastered, StarCraft II Announcers and StarCraft II Campaign Collection for a flat out 50% discount will be an offer you would jump for, right?

To satisfy your cravings for some MMORPG dose, the Standard, Digital Deluxe and Complete Collection Editions for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth expansion pack are currently on sale for up to a 20% off over them.

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Activision Black Friday Deals 2018
Turns out, multiplayer first-person shooter Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 from the Black Ops sub-series has become one of the highest selling games of the year. We hope a 20% discount may encourage you a bit more to pick up from the standard, digital deluxe or digital deluxe enhanced edition.

Developer Bungie made Destiny 2: Forsaken as such a huge expansion, that one can consider it almost as a whole game. For a 35% price off, buy the Destiny 2 base game, Annual Pass bundle, Digital Deluxe or even Legendary Collection Edition before the offer expires.

RELATED: Destiny 3 Reportedly in Development

Other important gaming deals include a limited edition Spider-Man PS4 Pro Bundle for only $199.99, Nintendo Switch handheld console for just $259.99 after $40 off and $100 off on an Xbox One X, available at $399 only.

We have also covered up about "Steam Autumn Sale 2018" and "Xbox Black Friday Deals 2018" is our previous updates for the best buy offers of 2018 on selected video games and next-gen consoles so far. Go check them out before you miss out some of the great deals available this year.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Destiny 2 Free on Battle.net

Destiny 2 is free for a limited time on Blizzard's Battle.net online client. Plus, Gambit free trial is coming next week.

This festive season of BlizzCon 2018, Blizzard Entertainment is giving away a free digital copy of online-only multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 (vanilla version) for celebrating the first year of the game on PC to anyone who doesn't own the game yet.

To enjoy this offer, you have to claim your own copy within November 2 and November 18 on Blizzard's Battle.net app. Once you claim the title on the online client, it will be yours forever to keep in your account and play with your friends.

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Destiny 2 Free on Battle.net

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Known for complex storytelling, the game is mostly celebrated among players for its unique PvE and PvP features. Thanks to developer Bungie and publisher Activision, a legion of fans will be joining the expanded universe of the game.

D2 is set in a futuristic backdrop, where players assume the role of a Guardian of Light who constantly fight against invading alien forces and protect the Last City. Later, Curse of Osiris, Warmind and Forsaken expansion packs added more to the plot.

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Although you can download the title for free, you won't have access to the current expansion pack Forsaken, which has Curse of Osiris and Warmind bundled in together now and also available as Destiny 2: Forsaken Legendary Collection.

For those who already own the game, free trial for upcoming 4v4 hybrid activity mode Gambit is coming very soon with lots of multiplayer gameplay and monster slaying. Don't miss out the "Gambit Free Weekend" from November 9 to 11.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken Legendary Collection

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Despite many controversies and setbacks faced in the past year, Destiny series has managed to thrive and improved many features from the previous game. Overall experience has only gotten better with their evolved technique in storytelling.

In December, players on PC will receive exclusive emblem as part of the year anniversary celebration while they keep competing with other rival teams. Now hurry up and head over to the gift section of Battle.net to reserve your copy before November 18.

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Destiny 3 Reportedly in Development

According to leaked source on Reddit, developer Bungie is rumored to be working on Destiny 3 already.

The immense success of online-only multiplayer first-person shooter game Destiny from 2014 has led developer Bungie and publisher Activision to release a full sequel, Destiny 2 in 2017 that become an even bigger score than they ever hoped for.

Although D2 managed to become one of the most successful title of the year over consoles, it came to face some controversy and mixed reception regarding their third major expansion, Forsaken. Nevertheless, Bungie has been reportedly working on Destiny 3 already.

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Destiny 3 Reportedly in Development

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Even though it has been only a year that they came up with the latest sequel to the Destiny franchise, the developers are already on board with what to bring next on the table and looks like more than a few things are going to be changed for good.

Recently, Reddit user AnonTheNine, who has been a pretty reliable source for leaked news on the series, has shared some insights about the upcoming installment from the franchise. According to his claims, Bungie is making the game more hardcore and is going to be RPG-based.

The development is starting right now. Chris Barrett game director. Luke Smith still there in a big role.
Guardians using Darkness. Open World PvPvE areas and Europa as a patrol zone.
Just know that D3 will be even more "hardcore-y" than Forsaken. And finally they're going to push the rpg side of the game.

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Alongside other stuffs, AnontheNine has also mentioned about Europa to be featured as a playable location, which was first revealed back in 2013 through a concept artwork, even before the original Destiny was released.

He didn't detail about how or why the Guardians are using the force of Darkness but if it comes out as true then it will shift the series lore to a major change. Part of this has been noted in the ending of Destiny 2 and perhaps they are faced with a greater evil that forced the Guardians to ally with Darkness.

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Although Reddit user AnonTheNine has been proven to be a trusted source for leaked insights because of his track record, there is still no official confirmation on the development of Destiny 3 and it would be wise to take the news with a grain of salt.

Also, there may not be an official announcement anytime soon as there was no mention of an esteemed timeline of release. When Destiny went into development phase back in 2010, it didn't come out before 2014, which means D3 is not going to launch before 2020 to 2021 at the very least.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

Take a look at the extended gameplay and boss battle of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice from Tokyo Game Show 2018.

From the very moment upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is revealed on the E3 2018 press conference, both developer From Software and publisher Activision knew that they got everyone hooked.

Through previous video footage, we had brief glances at in-game moments from the game where the shinobi warrior displayed his feats and fighting abilities against enemy, we never really had some continued gameplay that would at least lead to something.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Gameplay and Boss Battle

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Release Date

Keeping that in mind, creators of the game have offered a first look at extended gameplay that leads the protagonist to Corrupted Monk and engaged in a boss-battle, straight out of TGS 2018.




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Courtesy of PlayStation Underground, the video focuses on a chapter from a journey for vengeance that the one-armed wolf has taken. It begins on a hilly area and Sekiro lands his first kill by stabbing an enemy on his throat that leads to a blood squirting.

He then jumps up from one location to another using his grappling hook before delivering a kill-shot to another enemy. Then came a mid-boss named Samurai General, who is strong, skilled and very patient to drop his blow in time.

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The game actually rewards the player for being aggressive in a fight but you have to be tricky about dodging into enemy attacks to hit them rather than running away from them and perfecting that feat may take time for some.

After finishing a few more weak enemies he takes a stealthy road to another angry adversary who is waiting to be unhinged and refills his healing bar by checking to a Sculpture's Idol. This crazy brute goes down with more stabbing and flame attacks as he is weak to fire.

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Where The Snake Rest

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

Next up on his list is to reach to a castle on the other side of the rock but due to the bridge being broken, he had to take sideways. A monstrous white snake comes out making mountains rumble and hiding into a nearby cave was the best option at the moment.

Sliding through a trapdoor, the shinobi reaches to another checkpoint before confronting the Corrupted Monk boss. She is a tough cookie and this is where the death and resurrection mechanics come to play, which you can see for yourself.

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Corrupted Monk Boss Battle

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Scheduled to release on March 22, 2019, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will come out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Pre-order for the game is already open now for both standard and collector's edition.

Although the game isn't as hard as hell like the Dark Souls series or turn out extremely punishing like Bloodborne but is surely doesn't shy away from some violent bloodbath either. In fact, it meshes so well with the gameplay mechanics that none of that will feel unnatural.

Monday, September 10, 2018

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

New Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice trailer showcases brutal aerial combat and gameplay before Tokyo Game Show 2018.

First developer From Software made people believe that they are working on a new Dark Souls project, then before they unveiled their upcoming action-adventure game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice at E3 2018 press conference, some even predicted of a sequel for Bloodborne.

Tokyo Game Show is still not here yet but ahead of more than a week; a new trailer for the game is dropped today, which is mostly focused on gameplay while an ongoing narration is going on in the background.

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Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice TGS Trailer

RELATED: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice Release Date

Below is the brand-new TGS trailer of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice released earlier by From Software and Activision.




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The clip opens up with a village engulfed in flame while it is raining at night and nearby, we see the bloodied, fallen body of the hero and then we are quickly taken to the action-packed segment for more gore moments.

Combat system of the game remains the main focal point of the full video and it only reflects on how quick and deadly the shinobi protagonist actually is. How he cunningly employs stealth when needed and shots his grappling hook for movement is a true spectacle.

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He doesn't hesitate to mercilessly cut through his enemies like dogs and each of his blows draw rush of blood you have seen before in Kill Bill movie. It also appears that the sword he wields has some magic within it as some of his enemies are seen turning into red cloudy dust upon being hit by it.

Then again, his samurai opponents from the Ashina clan are quite formidable if you look at their appearance or powers at their disposal and have some intimidating boss characters as well.

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Brutal Combat System

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Although it was near impossible to understand any meaning to those background recitations in Japanese without any subtitles, the shinobi made his intentions quite obvious with his deeds. Currently, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is scheduled to launch on 22 March, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Since we already got trailer ahead of TGS 2018, chances are we will witness more of the ninja warrior in impressive gameplay footage or perhaps a new story trailer may get released.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Reveal

Battle Royale mode Blackout for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 finally unveils their first impressive look.

When this years' release from Call of Duty franchise was revealed as Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, people was most excited to know about a Battle Royale mode, Blackout which was about to change the course of the genre.

Finally, developer Treyarch and publisher Activision has unveiled a first look at the most anticipated game mode from their upcoming multiplayer first-person shooter title and from the initial look at it, we know one thing for sure and that it is going to be epic.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Blackout Battle Royale Reveal

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Get a better view of Blackout mode of CoD: Black Ops 4 in the brand-new trailer and prepare to be amazed by the raised stakes.




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The combat in Blackout Battle Royale mode covers land, air and water with an intention to make it as big as possible. When it finally hits PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, players are open to explore iconic multiplayer maps like Cargo, Hydro, Nuketown and Turbine.

Rather than putting barbed wire barricades or throwing explosives, playing with your best tactics can be your only savior. Adding chopper to vehicular combat was the next best idea after unleashing hordes of zombies into the fight.

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Pre-Release Blackout Map

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Considering the game have to compete with already established Battle Royale titles like Fortnite and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, developers tried hard to create their own version better.

A maximum of 80 players can take part in a match at a time and whereas that number is not the biggest among other titles, Black Ops 4 surpasses any other titles in terms of vehicles and weapons variety. The game will be launched on October 12 and Blackout beta will start first on PS4 from September 10.

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Crash Sniping Skyscraper

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Although, Activision is not the first company to bring out Battle Royale games to the market but it looks like they sure are going to reinvent the field by setting a new level though "Blackout" if Battlefield V somehow fails to impress with the same type of game mode "Firestorm".

In the beginning, the absolute removal of any campaign mode from Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 was quite shocking for many fans but by the looks of it, Treyarch has really tried hard to compensate for that.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Infinty Ward's modern shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has joined backwards compatible list on Xbox One.

With the backwards compatible feature of Xbox One, many older generation games are making it to the modern consoles and Microsoft has done a great job adding more titles to the catalog. One of the most requested titles, first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision has finally has joined the fray and has become playable on Xbox One using the feature. All of the games from Modern Warfare series have made it to the list.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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Originally MW2 was launched back in 2009 and came under heavy fire because of a controversial mission titled "No Russian", which features an infamous mass-shooting moment heavily resembles to the tragedies we face these days. Despite that, gamers loved the title very much for an appealing plot and till date it is still considered as one of the best modern shooters of past decade. Currently, a Remastered version is maybe in works but you can keep playing until that one drops.

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If you happen to own a disk or digital copy of the critically-acclaimed title, then you don't have to pay a single dime to enjoy it once again on Xbox One. However, if you have missed the game somehow back then, you can get a 25% discount at Microsoft Store before September 4 with an active Xbox Live Gold membership. Aside from an average single player mode, online multiplayer features of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is deemed greatest among the other games from the series.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken PS4-Exclusive Content Revealed

PS4-exclusive content for Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion includes armor sets, exotic weapon, new ship and a Strike.

Because of an early exclusive contract with Sony Interactive Entertainment, the third expansion Forsaken of online multiplayer first-person shooter game Destiny 2 will bring some very special content for owners of PlayStation 4 console, which publisher Activision confirmed back in June 2018, during the announcement of the DLC. Recently, a list of details over those contents is revealed and there are some slick looking weapons to pick that come along as well as a new strike.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken PS4-Exclusive Content Revealed

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The brand-new exclusive exotic trace rifle, Wavesplitter is a gun that turns sonic waves to superheat electrons into a powerful blast of energy beam. While holding down the trigger, that vary on three different power levels and indicators such as laser thickness, a meter or sound effects are the way to determine that depending on how much longer you hold it. The best part is, the weapon can deliver maximum damage upon collecting an Orb of Light to power it on peak level.

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Exclusive Wavesplitter Exotic Weapon

RELATED: Destiny 2: Forsaken Story Reveal

PlayStation-exclusive strike, Broodhold makes four strikes for players on Sony consoles whereas PC and Xbox One owners will get only three. Guardians will take it upon themselves to clear an upsetting Hive infestation fighting Thralls, Acolytes and Knights before finally facing the Hive Brood Queen. She can change into a physical and shadow form, each granting her different abilities to attack you. Taking cover and positioning yourself is very important, especially when she takes the shadow form.

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Exclusive Broodhold Strike

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We have 24 minutes worth early gameplay footage of Broodhold captured on PS4 Pro from D2: Forsaken, narrated by Steve Cotton and Del Chafe of Bungie team.




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Guardians will receive an exclusive set of armor for each three classes, Hunters receive Red Moon Phantom, Mimetic Savior for Titans and Warlock class gets the Thorium Holt. A new ship called Great Beyond comes from a great distance and a free Cayde-6 Theme will be on PlayStation Store to honor the memory of everyone's favorite gunslinger. Previously released sniper rifle Borealis and Warmind-exclusive strike The Insight Terminus will be headed to PC and Xbox One on September 4.

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Exclusive Armor Sets for Each Class

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Even though the decision they made with Destiny 2: Forsaken so far regarding story and marketing, has driven the fanbase mad over developer Bungie and publisher Activision, they still believe these exclusive contents can somehow appeal to players on PS4 but whether or not it does is still remains to be seen. Because, many of them agrees with their brethren from PC and Xbox community that exclusivity is anti-consumer despite it making the game more popular over their consoles.