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Thursday, May 14, 2020

Castle Crashers, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Castle Crashers Remastered, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

This week, Xbox Free Play Days event returns with a lineup of three new free games on Xbox One console for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services to have a fun-filled weekend at the comfort of your home.

Sign in to your member account on May 14, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and head over to Microsoft Store to find new titles in Gold member area to enjoy them throughout entire weekend until May 17, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Castle Crashers, Fallout 76: Wastelanders and Terraria on Xbox Free Play Days

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An indie beat 'em up adventure that is built in veins of old-school arcade titles; Castle Crashers Remastered is a casual-friendly game that plays out in 60 FPS, presenting many ways to enjoy it including PvE or PvP via local and online co-op.

Return to Appalachia to celebrate recent launch of Fallout 76: Wastelanders and ally yourself up with Raiders or Settlers factions. As you try to assume control over West Virginia, interact with locals and embark on quests from Overseer.

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Taking out basic activities of Minecraft to render it all in 2D pixel art sprites is basically what action-adventure sandbox game Terraria is, where you build, explore and fight creepy creature for survival in a randomly generated 16-bit world.

Though your trial period of Free Play Days is for limited time only, you can keep playing them by simply purchasing them on a discounted price using your Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate membership to carry all progress to main game.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Doom Eternal First DLC Teased

id Software teases to explore next chapter of Doom Eternal in upcoming story DLC expansion in newly revealed images.

Without falling short on fan-expectation, first-person shooter game Doom Eternal from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks has made its debut on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March.

id Software knows pretty well that Doom fans are always up for some hardcore demon-slaying action and therefore, has offered a glimpse at upcoming first campaign DLC with two brand-new images, featuring new locations.

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Doom Eternal First DLC Teased

RELATED: Doom Eternal Can Run at 1000 FPS

Following a massive success of Doom reboot in 2016, iconic series protagonist Doom Slayer returns for a sequel that has a more lore-focused story campaign mode with new tools to reap and tear through demonic forces of Hell.

This sudden reveal came ahead of an update that adds new content and optimizations for base game. Latest patch will introduce Empowered Demons into single-player experience and Echelon Leveling for max level players in Battlemode.

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On Twitter, official account for Doom game has teased players with two screenshots from DLC campaign.


RELATED: Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

One of recently released screenshots shows a site that looks a lot like Maykr world and the second one seems to be a colossal oil rig. Aside from these images, there is not much to go on and decipher about Doom Eternal DLC for now.

However, a description from Year One Pass content suggests of a new enemy from another realm and more wave of demons. So, have your chainsaw ready and super shotgun reloaded in anticipation of a violent confrontation.

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Brief summery for impending DLC expansions of Doom Eternal noted in Year One Pass reads as follow.

Your victory over Hell’s armies pulled humanity back from the edge of extinction, but it came at a cost. An imbalance of power in the heavens requires the true ruler of this universe to rise and set things right. Wage war across never-before-seen realms of the DOOM Universe, fight against new demons, and wield new abilities in your never-ending battle against the forces of evil.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Given how well Eternal was received on all platforms, people will surely be excited to enjoy some more slaughterfest with Doomguy in a DLC and developers will hopefully be revealing more information than just a tease soon.

Available for pre-order now, Doom Eternal Year One Pass includes two DLC expansions and one of them will be arriving in 2020. id Soft is currently working on a Nintendo Switch version of the game that has yet to reveal a release date.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Fallout 76 May Add Pets

In a latest AMA session on Reddit, Bethesda developer team has hinted for adding pets to Fallout 76.

Shortly after release of online action role-playing game Fallout 76 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2018, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks received a barrage of negative reception for bugs and missing elements.

Following launch of Wastelanders free update, Bethesda added new quests and NPCs for F76. In a recent AMA session on Reddit, lead designer Ferret Baudoin and project lead Jeff Gardiner has expressed interest of adding pet as well.

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Fallout 76 May Add Pets

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Aside from fixing bugs and adding story bits, Wastelanders content update has introduced non-playable characters to interact with players. From here on, most reasonable step for Bethesda would be adding some pet companions next.

Previously, both Fallout 3 and its successor title Fallout 4 had a canine cohort Dogmeat, who acted as an aid. Hopefully, human settlers will get to meet more exotic animals in near future other than just dogs in open-world of Appalachia.

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Baudoin and Gardiner have made the following statement when asked if there will be pets in Fallout 76.

Now that we have our companions system in the game, we are looking to add pets as well.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Buyers in Australia to Get Refunds

Now that there is a companion system in place, pets would likely to be a fantastic addition to Fallout 76. Players who like to go solo can surely use a company at West Virginia base, be it a strange creature like Mirelurk or Mothman.

Wastelanders free update for Fallout 76 has managed to garner praise and is probably ushering a redemption era. Bethesda Softworks is finally trying to make up to past shortcomings and may end up including a story DLC at some point.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Hitman and Override: Mech City Brawl on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days adds Elder Scrolls Online, Gears 5, Hitman and Override for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Packing with highest number of games in 2020 so far, Xbox Free Play Days event offers two new games for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members this week with two more already accessible to them from earlier.

Signing in to your account and heading over to Microsoft Store, you can download and play both Hitman: Complete First Season and Override: Mech City Brawl for free from April 9, 12:01 AM PDT through April 12, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Hitman and Override: Mech City Brawl on Xbox Free Play Days

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Released episodically throughout a year, award-winning stealth adventure title Hitman: Complete First Season is a soft-reboot of Hitman series that sees return of protagonist Agent 47 and focuses on a reworked gameplay mechanics.

A party-based brawler, Override lets you take control of giant mechs to engage in a city-wide fistfight against monsters. You can play with friends across real-world inspired locations in a variety of local co-op and online multiplayer modes.

RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for April 2020

Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited is a great adventurous ride for any players who love to have good time playing MMO role-playing game. ESO joined Free Play Days event last week and will be available until April 13, 11:59 PM PDT.

If you have never had the chance to play third-person shooter title Gears 5 since launch, then now will be a good time to try it out as it is made available on April 6, 12:01 AM PDT and will be up for free until April 12, 11:59 PM PDT.

RELATED: Gears 5 to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

When this limited time weekend of Xbox Free Play Days is finally over, you can keep playing these titles while carrying out all your in-game progress and earned achievements by simply purchasing them on an exclusive discounted rate.

For all Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members, both Standard and Ultimate Edition of Gears 5 comes at 50% and 45% off respectively. Also get Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited for 60% less and Override for another whooping 85%.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

ESO, Monster Energy Supercross 3 and WWE 2K20 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Elder Scrolls Online, Monster Energy Supercross 3 and WWE 2K20 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

When everyone is practicing social distancing due to a global pandemic of COVID-19, gaming could great to alleviate boredom, which Xbox Free Play Days event got covered for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate.

Starting from April 1, 12:01 AM PDT to April 13, 11:59 PM PDT, keep playing Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited. Then enjoy a ride with Monster Energy Supercross 3 and WWE 2K20 from April 2, 12:01 AM PDT until April 5, 11:59 PM PDT.

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ESO, Monster Energy Supercross 3 and WWE 2K20 on Xbox Free Play Days

RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for April 2020

Tamriel Unlimited invites you to acclaimed online RPG title Elder Scrolls Online to explore for next two weeks, alongside Morrowind chapter. This is your chance to discover secrets, explore its epic lands and learn ways of Tamriel for free.

Monster Energy Supercross 3 brings out all the excitement of 2019 season and let you become a champion yourself. Create tracks of your own using Track Editor or join with friends to engage in co-op gameplay over dedicated servers.

RELATED: Gears 5 to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

WWE 2K20 is latest installment of professional wrestling game series WWE 2K that features your favorite superstars from Legend and NXT. Try out story of Four Horsewomen or newly reworked My Career mode with male or female talents.

Xbox Free Play Days will also allow Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members carry out all of their in-game achievements and progress to keep playing with if these titles are purchased by end of week for a heavily discounted price.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Doom Eternal Out Now

First-person shooter game Doom Eternal from id Software and Bethesda Softworks is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Debuting as a direct sequel to 2016 rebooted Doom franchise, first-person shooter title Doom Eternal from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks is available now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After wrecking havoc through Necropolis and beyond, Doomguy was brought back to Mars and is sent away upon retrieving his Crucible. Spending months away in isolation, he decides to return to Earth to prevent a demonic invasion.

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Doom Eternal Out Now

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It's literally Hell on Earth and there is no one to stand against hordes of fiends to ensure survival of humanity. Doom Slayer is now on a holy mission to rip and tear through agents of Hell to fully purge a demon-infested Earth for good.

Each weapon has generally two mods that you can switch in between once they are unlocked and each of them can be upgraded furthermore. Try to get your hands on Super Shotgun and then use its grappling Meat Hook for mobility.

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Hunt Armies of Hell

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Aside from using gunshots, unsheathe your retractable wrist-mounted blade for glory kill executions to get health. Also, hack them with chainsaw and receive ammo or incinerate them with shoulder-mounted flamethrower for armor.

Eternal introduces new features and in-game mechanics like auto map, skill tree and a personal training room. There are platform challenges and puzzles scattered around to help you earn upgrades by finding collectables and secret items.

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Secret Collectible Items

RELATED: Doom Eternal Second Trailer

A look into official launch trailer of Doom Eternal gives you a good idea for scale of its entire brutality level.




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Doom has evolved in terms of gameplay and combat has seen new additions to give Doomguy an edge against forces of evil. id Software is additionally working on an "Invasion" mode that lets you join other players and fight them as demons.

Other than an epic single-player campaign, Doom Eternal futures a 2v1 multiplayer experience called "Battlemode". Currently, a port for Nintendo Switch handheld console is being co-developed by Panic Button to release on a later date.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Doom Eternal Can Run at 1000 FPS

Lead engine programmer Billy Khan of id Software claims Doom Eternal can run at 1000 frames per second.

With only few weeks left from release, developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks are on full swing to promote their upcoming first-person shooter game Doom Eternal for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Dev team of 2016 Doom sequel has been working hard to make demon slaying in 4K visual look glorious and id Soft is claiming to have pushed their game engine to deliver an insane 1,000 frames per second, with proper hardware setting.

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Doom Eternal Can Run at 1000 FPS

RELATED: Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

Billy Khan talks detail on features of id Tech 7 game engine and how they are pushing boundaries of FPS.




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In a recent interview with IGN, lead engine programmer of id Software, Billy Khan discuss about latest enhancement made to id Tech 7 engine with a bunch of new features to show off detailed surrounding and hardware compatibility.

Latest upgrades to in-game engine have now lead to much bigger explosions and variety of particle effect in Doom Eternal. Moreover, upper limit for frames per second has maxed out for existing and upcoming generation of consoles.

RELATED: Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

Whereas id Soft could go up to 250 frames per second with id Tech 6 in past, you can hit 1000 frames per second in id Tech 7. Khan even locally built a custom hardware for testing in studio and has it running at 400 frames per second.

This astounding scaling would not only make Doom Eternal look good visually on present-day consoles but it essentially makes the game future-proof for many years to come when players will revisit it with upgraded gaming hardware.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Second Trailer

Since current-gen console hardware is unable to run such FPS or even capable of handling it, developers got really interested as they can take similar approach in making games that players will revisit in future with high-end setups.

Games on consoles are stressing over achieving a frame rate between 30 and 60 frames per second for more than a decade. Third-person games usually strive near to 30 FPS and first-person titles pushes for locking at 60 FPS.

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This higher frame count greatly affects player point of view in terms of smoothness, mostly in shooter genre of games. You can easily detect if frames are stumbling inn first-person perspective than noticing them on third-person.

Also, id Tech 7 will seamlessly scale with your current setup to newest ones that are not out in the market yet. This is great news for PC gaming community as they will see a performance boost every time they upgrade their machine.

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Aside from working on PS4 Pro and Xbox One X enhancements, Khan and his team has worked to make sure that id Tech 7 will work nicely for next-generation PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles with more exciting plans for future.

With recent rise of streaming platforms, players will be hopefully able to stream Doom Eternal at 1000 FPS at some point. Meanwhile, developers can start working on new technology to step over 60 frames per second and go beyond.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

Wastelanders free update for Fallout 76 is coming on April 7, making debut on Steam same day as well.

In an attempt to save their 2018 online action role-playing game Fallout 76 from heaps of controversy, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks is planning to introduce major changes in upcoming Wastelanders expansion update.

This latest free content patch will release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on April 7, 2020. On that same day, Bethesda is also launching Windows PC version of the game on Valve's popular digital distribution outlet Steam.

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Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

RELATED: Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

Get ready to go back to West Virginia and watch a new trailer below to know more details on Wastelanders.




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Wastelanders update will include a bunch of new main story quest, revamped version of in-game quest and human NPCs. There are purchasable content bundles featuring cosmetic skins and C.A.M.P. items themed on two factions.

Raider content bundle comes with a faction flag, mine car planter, Raider C.A.M.P. and stash box for building and decorating your C.A.M.P. Conquest loot bag, marauder Power Armor skin, Pathfinder outfit and Pillager backpack are cosmetic only.

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Wastelanders Raider Content Bundle

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Settler content bundle to have themed faction flag, garden truckbed trailer, Settler C.A.M.P. and stash box as tools to build. Mechanic outfit, relief backpack, traveler Loot Bag and vigilante Power Armor skin are added for allegiance swag.

Anyone with a Standard or Deluxe Edition copy of Fallout 76 can access Wastelanders update for free. Aside from individually purchasing these content bundles, players can also acquire them by owning Wastelanders Deluxe Edition.

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Wastelanders Settler Content Bundle

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After trying to push their own official launcher for PC titles to players for years, Bethesda has finally decided to bring their titles to popular PC gaming platform Steam and Fallout 76 was originally scheduled to arrive within last year.

However, people who are willing to switch from Bethesda.net to Steam should know that Atoms and Fallout 1st membership balance will not be transferred between versions as they are specific to their platforms, except Atomic Shop items.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 will reintroduce human NPCs and reputation system that rewards for faction loyalties.

Aside from many missing features, player complaints for online action role-playing game Fallout 76 were largely focused on linear quests types and developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks plans to address that issue in Wastelanders update.

Though there has not been a confirmed release window for when upcoming Wastelanders expansion would be releasing, Bethesda has recently revealed a bunch of important details about how its faction reputation system will work.

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Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

RELATED: Fallout 76 Buyers in Australia to Get Refunds

F76 had its fair share of enemies such as mutant creatures and robots in past but no human companions were around. Survivors who fled West Virginia during a Scorched outbreak earlier are now making their return to Appalachia.

One of the most prominent aspects of Fallout franchise like human NPCs are coming back in two major factions; Raiders and Settlers. You start from being a total stranger to them and will eventually become a close confidante over time.

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Working through a reputation system, you can make some new friends and earn some rewards. Since both groups don't really know you at all, they can't just trust anyone right away and you have to earn your keep among them as a newcomer.

Try changing their views on you by completing quests, offering information and take down enemies to become a good neighbor. If you came to be as reliable by your actions, your reputation will surely grow with these parties.

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Faction Reputations Will Return

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Players can rank their way up to seven levels from Hostile or Cautious, to Neutral, Friendly, Ally and furthermore. You will receive in-game notification showing your reputation progress with factions each time when you will earn some.

Similarly, one can be on bad side of these factions if they chose to be overtly hostile towards everyone. It would be really interesting to see if groups can be at odds with someone so much that there is no going back building that relationship.

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Reputation amounts will vary on size of different activities and usually a story quest will grant you a huge deal in ranks. Completing daily quests and making certain conversation choices earns you smaller sum of boost in reps.

Bethesda never cleared whether players can be at good stand with both groups since they both are two opposed team. Improvement of reps rank with Raiders and Settlers makes more items available for you to purchase from vendors.

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Reputation Rank Status

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Check out your current reputation status with each faction at any times in social menu via a pop-up. You can find it located nearby your account name at top-right side and see what rank progress you are heading towards up next.

Bethesda will release a new Fallout 76 official trailer highlighting major features of Wastelanders expansion on February 4. Human NPCs and reputation system may be coming in too late but they can still be a game-changer if done right.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Doom Eternal Won't Have Micro-Transactions

Hugo Martin, creative director for Doom Eternal has stated to have no micro-transactions or in-game store.

Fans were initially bummed out when upcoming first-person shooter game Doom Eternal was delayed from a 2019 release schedule and is now only months away from its launch on March 20, 2020 for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Due to recent track record of games released by publisher Bethesda Softworks in recent years, players were worried about its in-game economics and creative director Hugo Martin has assured of having no micro-transactions or loot boxes.

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Doom Eternal Won't Have Micro-Transactions

RELATED: Doom Eternal Second Trailer

These days, you can never be assured that you will get your hands on all content of any AAA-game after purchasing it for a $60 full-price because of predatory monetization practices by major publishers but not when raising Hell on Earth.

Doom Slayer will only be able to unlock skins and it would only take XP in exchange, no real-world money. Martin highlights that there are no outside resources other than skills that you can trade to earn in-game cosmetic items.

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In a private Facebook group for Doom series fans, Hugo Martin came out confirming no micro-transactions.

Eternal is a $60 game, not a free-to-play game or a mobile game - we are giving u a complete experience with no store just like you'd expect.

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Not only are they staying away from including any pay-to-win mechanics, there won't be an item shop either for unnecessary in-store purchases. All you can get for Doomguy is various outfits with precious XP points or ignore them entirely.

In 2016, Bethesda has avoided such monetary efforts for Doom but released paid DLC packs on multiplayer modes. All of them were made free a year later with release of Update 6.66 with additional reworks for progression system and mechanics.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

In a time when every major company in video game industry is trying to rip off their customer by costing extra over actual price of an entertainment product they already paid, such effort would likely be very appreciated by consumers.

Doom Eternal is a follow-up sequel to Doom from 2016 by developer id Software, which is set to arrive soon on all major platforms. A port for Nintendo Switch was announced during its official reveal that currently awaits a release date.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Doom Eternal Second Trailer

Witness an all-new official trailer for Doom Eternal and see Doomguy raze Hell by tearing up demon hordes.

Just like its 1993 original predecessor, 2016 reboot of first-person shooter game Doom has been a great success for developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks, leading them to work on a sequel titled Doom Eternal.

Previously set to release nearing end of 2018, its launch date for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been pushed to March 20, 2020. With more story bits, Bethesda its second official trailer a few months ahead of launch.

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Doom Eternal Second Trailer

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In latest Doom Eternal trailer, major enemies like Gladiator and Marauder are shown alongside Crucible in action.




RELATED: Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

Hell on Earth is unleashed all of a sudden when demonic forces start popping up from portals everywhere. To save humanity from total annihilation, Doomguy makes his imminent return from his unfortunate exile in a capsule.

Needless to say, this is the fateful day that all demons have feared till date to face when Doom Slayer comes to collect. Though he has not many words to express his disgust at them, his heavy firepower and mighty fists will do.

RELATED: Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

Before jumping into a streak of unending hostilely, a silhouette of main protagonist is briefly seen. Some quick gameplay displays more creative ways to ensure loads of glory kills during his encounter with many new and old enemy types.

Aside from his wide-range of arsenal to rip and tear through hordes of demons, our beloved space marine will be wielding sword-like artifact known as Crucible to slice off all unearthly demonic filth and probably close portals to Hell.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Though recent trailer is largely focused on single-player campaign, there will hopefully be another one on brand-new multiplayer Battlemode of this rebooted sequel that has been one of the most-anticipated games of 2020.

Doom Eternal has also been hinted to arrive on Nintendo Switch at some point but there is no official release date yet. Pre-order bonus includes bonus level, digital download for Doom 64, Doot Revenant and Throwback Shotgun skin.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

In a latest update, Bethesda adds 60 FPS, quick saves and add-on support for classic Doom games re-releases.

In a rather surprising move, classic first-person shooter games Doom, Doom II and Doom 3 were re-released back in July 2019 during keynote events of QuakeCon for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Even though they were well received, these games were not without some shortcomings in terms of save functions and visuals but a recent update from publisher Bethesda Softworks has attempted to address them on all platforms.

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Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

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According to official press release, both Doom and Doom 2 is getting native 60 FPS support from its original 35 FPS cap. This drastic increase of frame rates will let Slayers roam more freely around circles of Hell shooting demons.

To help out many enthusiastic speedrunners and survivors of Nightmare difficulty, Quick Save has been enabled. At any point, pause the game and start instantly from your Load Game using L/L1/LB buttons depending on your platform.

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Add-on feature will enable players to enjoy additional content, which are free to download. Community episodes and megawads for these games from a curated list will be included, with more coming soon based on fan feedback.

This update also offers original campaign SIGIL by Doom co-creator and renowned designer John Romero along with two map packs TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment that came out on launch of Final Doom back in 1996.

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Moreover, expected features like Aspect Ratio, Brightness options, improved Level Select function, performance optimization, quality-of-life adjustments, Quick Weapon Select feature and split-screen HUD are newly added as well.

Aside from reviving old-school titles of Doom franchise, Bethesda is working with developer id Software on a sequel to 2016 series reboot titled Doom Eternal that is currently scheduled to arrive on March 20, 2020 for all major platforms.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members to play DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI.

This weekend on Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are getting a chance to enjoy all three of DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on their Xbox One consoles to play for free until Sunday.

Starting from December 12, 8:00 AM PST/11:00 AM EDT, download and play any or all three of these titles throughout the whole weekly event using your membership and have fun until December 15, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Though multiplayer survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has zombies as primary threat, survivors can die from disease, lack of food, wildlife creatures or even fellow scavengers looking to get your loot.

Whether you decide to venture its open-world sandbox alone or in group, you are never safe and thanks to permadeath, all is lost once you die. No matter how many times you start over from scratch, your goal is to survive as long as you can.

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DayZ on Xbox Free Play Days

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Although online action role-playing game Fallout 76 failed to see a successful launch and was missing many promised aspects, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks kept trying to bring it to a much playable state despite controversy.

F76 is still messy for many reasons and maybe constantly losing players but trying it on Free Play Days costs you no extra bucks. Plus, players on Xbox receive Double XP and free Santatron bot during this weekend with access to full game.

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Soulcalibur VI returned last year as a latest installment of weapons-based 3D fighting game series with iconic fighters and special guest characters like Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher franchise, looking for legendary Soul Swords.

Take epic challenge to face your opponents in battle using more than your brawling skills to prove your worth as a great warrior. There are a lot of new game mechanics to suit your style of fighting in a variety of game modes.

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Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Xbox Free Play Days event will let you carry over all your progress and keep playing upon purchase when this weekend comes to an end. Get DayZ Standard Edition at 40% reduction price and jump in for a hardcore survival experience.

Both Standard and Tricentennial Edition of Fallout 76 is currently available at Microsoft Store for 50% off rate. You can get a 65% discount Soulcalibur VI Standard and Deluxe Edition along with another 50% off on its Season Pass.

Friday, December 6, 2019

The Elder Scrolls: Legends Halts Development

Bethesda to hold development for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, effectively cancelling its console launch and further updates.

Expanding on popular fantasy action role-playing series The Elder Scrolls, free-to-play collectible card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends from Bethesda Softworks has enjoyed average success on PC platform since its release back in 2017.

In a latest announcement on a social media post, Bethesda confirmed that development for TES: Legends has now been put on hold for indefinite period of time, therefore cancelling its upcoming official console launch and content updates.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends Halts Development

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Community manager for Legends, Christian Van Hoose recently stated on Reddit that players would still be able to enjoy online or single-player modes and will receive continued support for monthly rewards and all in-game events.

However, any pre-planned expansion or update from March 2019 development roadmap is now effectively canceled. So far, they have rolled out three out of four DLC card packs and only the fourth one set to arrive on winter got axed.

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In an interview last year, Bethesda senior vice president of marketing, Pete Hines said that Legends was in a stable form in terms of number of players and he expressed that console release would likely to help that number grow.

In their keynote event at E3 2018, further plans for launch of a Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version was revealed with a scheduled window set for later that year, which never really saw light of the day.

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Original developer studio Dire Wolf Digital for TES: Legends was replaced by Sparkypants Studios in last summer, because publisher Bethesda wanted to move to a new direction and had nothing to do with their overall work.

Looks like Bethesda Softworks is more eager to focus their efforts on other projects like highly-anticipated The Elder Scrolls VI, a sequel to critically-acclaimed The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim and next mainline entry into named franchise.

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Due to development halt, any amount spends on in-game items are now potentially wasted. To address this trouble and make good to players, a pack of three-attribute cards "The Tamriel Collection" is offered as free giveaway for everyone.

Despite a rise of trend in digital card games genre lately, The Elder Scrolls: Legends has failed to stay relevant to fans over time competing with titles like Hearthstone, Gwent, Magic: The Gathering Arena and Shadowverse.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Fallout 76 Buyers in Australia to Get Refunds

Australia is allowing some Fallout 76 players to get refunds after they were being "mislead" by Bethesda/ZeniMax.

In past, many players have tried getting refunds for a total train wreck launch of online action role-playing game Fallout 76 but all of their requests was denied by developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks back then except a lucky few.

Apparently, player frustration has reached to a certain critical point where Australian Competition and Commission had to make a move and now, some players in Australia has become eligible to get refunds for their purchase.

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Fallout 76 Buyers in Australia to Get Refunds

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ZeniMax Media, parent company of Bethesda has misled their customers when their rights for a refund were denied on technical terms and they have accepted to ACCC that their actions were in conflict with Australian Consumer Law.

Bethesda has created a product that came in a messy state, had lagging and server problems along with many other issues that should have been fixed or given refunds to consumers in Australia when they experienced those faults.

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Regarding entire Fallout 76 debacle situation, ACCC Commissioner Sarah Court had the following to state.

When a consumer buys a product it comes with automatic consumer guarantees, and retailers must ensure their refunds and returns policies do not misrepresent what the Australian Consumer Law provides.

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Buyers were denied refunds by ZeniMax on the ground that they were not "entitled" to get one but ACCC has ordered them to give money back to players in Australia who made refund requests from November 24, 2018 to June 1, 2019.

Most recently, Bethesda has launched Fallout 1st, a paid subscription service for Fallout 76 and managed to let down their player community once again because of being released in a buggy state and having many key features missing.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Doom Eternal Delayed to March 2020

Hell on Earth will be unleashed later than expected as Doom Eternal has now been delayed to March 2020.

It was officially revealed during E3 2019 live event that upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal is going to come out on November 22, 2019 for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

Today came an announcement from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks that states that the game has been delayed to March 20, 2020 as it needs more time to live up to certain standards and being polished.

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Alongside this message came another shocker, which is Invasion Mode that lets player enter someone else's game as a demon will not be available at lunch but would be rolled out via a free update shortly after its release.

Serving as a follow-up sequel to 2016 reboot of Doom, players will return to Earth as Doom Slayer after his adventures on Mars only to find it in ruins and immediately jumps in tearing demon armies up from Hell to save humanity.

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Earlier, official Twitter account for Doom Eternal relayed the news of this unexpected delay and its reasons.


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Though a Nintendo Switch port for the game was confirmed by id Software during QuakeCon 2018 reveal, they never revealed a launch window. Latest announcement states to declare a definitive release date followed by other platforms.

According to new release date, Doom Eternal will come out alongside highly anticipated Switch title Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Finally, classic Doom 64 is coming to all major platforms as a pre-order bonus, also releasing on same day of 2020.

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Elder Scrolls Online and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox Free Play Days

Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members are getting Elder Scrolls Online and Rainbow Six Siege for a week on Free Play Days.

With recent inclusion of fan-favorite games, Free Play Days event has been booming lately. Members of both Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate services will be able to play these games for a whole week.

Starting from today, August 27, 7:00 AM PDT, Elder Scrolls Online will become available until September 3, 7:00 AM PDT. Rainbow Six Siege will kick-off from August 28, 12:01 AM PDT to run through September 3, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Elder Scrolls Online and Rainbow Six Siege on Xbox Free Play Days

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Elder Scrolls Online invites players into an award-winning fantasy role-playing game via Tamriel Unlimited that no longer require an active subscription and lets you choose from four character classes to go on adventures of epic proportions.

You can explore home of the Dark Elves, Morrowind to help Vivec restore his power or head on to Elsweyr for Season of the Dragon. Although it was part of Wrathstone DLC pack, players can still venture this story during Free Play Days.

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If MMORPG is not your cup of tea, then you can jump into some intense 5v5 PVP action with your squad in tactical shooter title Rainbow Six Siege from developer/publisher Ubisoft, which is currently on its fourth year of content.

Ambushing enemy teams by breaking through doors or breaching walls before engaging in fiery shootout is what Siege is all about. So, pick one of 20 operators of Rainbow team, specialized in attack or defense to build your team to go on rounds.

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Gold members have a great chance of getting attached to these titles while playing throughout a whole week and therefore, can purchase them in exclusively discounted price so all of your achievements and gamescore are going nowhere.

Originally priced $19.99, Elder Scrolls Online base game Tamriel Unlimited is up for $10.00 only at 50% off. Then you can enjoy 40% price cut on Elsweyr, Elsweyr Collector's Edition, Elsweyr Collector's Edition Upgrade and Elsweyr Upgrade.

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Also save big on Rainbow Six Siege when you set on your eyes on Deluxe Edition and save 70% off on a $39.99 price tag. Both Gold Edition and Ultimate Edition of R6S are coming at 60% and even 20% is discounted over Year 4 Pass.

Since Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate subscribers got two AAA-titles on their plate, Free Play Days event is giving players on Xbox One an entire week to have adequate time with these games, so that they don't miss out too much.

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.