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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Release Date

Bethesda Softworks will let players journey to a dystopian future in Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. from October 23.

We already know that post-apocalyptic action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks is being released worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 14, 2018 and a B.E.T.A. will be launched in sometime in October.

They recently announced a date for the B.E.T.A. or "Break It Early Test Application" program to arrive on October 23 launching first exclusively on Microsoft console and then a week later in October 30, PC and PS4 players will join too.

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Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Release Date

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Prior to this event, developers released a new cinematic featuring the game's opening sequence and we have it for you right below.




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To participate in beta testing, one need to pre-order the game and a Bethesda.net account, since the game will not be launched on Steam initially, PC owners will have to use the Bethesda launcher to carry on with the process of get going.

Similarly, players on PS4 or Xbox One will require an active subscription to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold monthly services because of the nature of the game being entirely of an online multiplayer. Only the lucky few randomly selected testers will enter.

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Bethesda has already started experimenting with stress tests on their servers to see in private sessions. However, they have no restriction or whatsoever over streaming gameplay videos from beta on YouTube or other video sharing sites.

It appears that the beta comes as "full version" of the game that is sized nearly 45 GB. Whether or not option for preload will be available is still unclear but we know for now that they will let players carry out their progress into the main game upon release.

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Now hold your horses for a few more weeks to jump into a dystopian neighborhood of West Virginia to explore expanded map four times the size of the ones Fallout 4 used to have. Work solo or in a group to fulfill your dream of re-establishing America.

Anticipations are all time high as long-awaited ninth game of the series is taking the road towards a different path for the first time. At the same time, excitements are boundless considering how much possibility of progress that holds. Let's see.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Xbox Game Pass Adds Wolfenstein: The New Order and More

As we approach towards October, games like Metro 2033 Redux and Wolfenstein: The New Order are added to Xbox Game Pass.

The month of October is almost upon us and Xbox Game Pass update is revealed that is right around the corner for you to jump in for. The lineup for this month has some hot picks that players are going to love with 100 more great games for your subscription.

The primary titles added for the members are already pretty exciting and we know that Microsoft is definitely going to add up more titles to keep you hooked. Your access to these games starts right from the first day of October.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Wolfenstein: The New Order and More

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If you got a knack for racing games, then you will have something to keep yourself busy with and you are getting your hands on it right on the day of its global release. Then you got some mix of action-adventure with the thrill of first-person shooter as well.

It simply doesn't stop there and adds a 16-bit pixel graphics adventure while also having some LEGO style fun. Aside from the first game from the entire list arriving on October 2, other titles are there to grab from the beginning of the month.

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Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox Game Pass

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Forza Horizon 4
This highly anticipated open world racing game from developer Playground Games follows the success of its predecessor Forza Horizon 3 and arrives for you on launch date. The game has a dynamic weather feature that changes each season.

Given access to a collection of 450 different cars, you are free to drive them upon collecting and modifying. Then go solo or join up some team with your pals to hit the streets for racing or stunt throughout a fictional version of Great Britain.

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LEGO Indiana Jones on Xbox Game Pass

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LEGO Indiana Jones: The Original Adventures
Like any other LEGO-themed games, the title takes a humorous take on a media franchise and in this case, it is Indiana Jones film series. You are in for a trip experiencing the events of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Temple of Doom and The Last Crusade as a block-figure Indie.

Overall gameplay mechanics is similar to the Lego Star Wars video games with co-operative mode that allows player to drop in and out. So, build, fight and jump into the jungles of South America to your heart's content throughout 18 levels.

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Metro 2033 Redux on Xbox Game Pass

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Metro 2033 Redux
Despite being a survival horror title, this game breaks out of the typical genre clichés and managed to become a unique experience of its own. Actually, Redux is a remake which includes the titular game and Metro: Last Light bundled together.

Getting Redux is the perfect way to play both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light to increase the intensity and having doubled the fun, considering it as a warm-up session for Metro Exodus, upcoming installment of the series that is scheduled for 2019.

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Split/Second on Xbox Game Pass

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Split/Second
Looks like subscribers with an appetite for racing games are going to have a blast in the next month as already two popular titles among the genre has made it to the list. However, Split/Second is not fun and games like Forza Horizon at all.

Bridges falling, buildings blowing, car blasting into pieces are common happenings here and all of these are part of a big-budget reality show while the player tries to make it to the finish line somehow. This is some high-octane chase full of intensity.

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Wolfenstein: The New Order on Xbox Game Pass

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Wolfenstein: The New Order
Before there was Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, fans of the series had The New Order by Machine Games to look up to. Since Bethesda Softworks has recently announced of working on Wolfenstein III, it is a pretty good excuse to start over from the roots of the franchise.

The game is basically centered on protagonist William BJ Blazkowicz waking up in a world that has been taken over by Nazis after World War II. Set in an alternate reality, you get to play as BJ and shoot up evil Nazis for most part as the story progresses forward.

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Other titles include single-player platform adventure game Shantae: Half-Genie Hero and retro-styled shooter Westerado: Double Barreled from Adult Swim Games. The former has might and magic while the latter takes you to a western-inspired era to seek justice for your family.

Xbox Game Pass library offers you an awful lot of games for a reasonable monthly subscription, which rewards you with more and more great new tiles added to their list, even some exclusives on release date.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wolfenstein 3 Confirmed

Pete Hines of Bethesda has confirmed that Wolfenstein 3 is surely in works while Youngblood will come as a spin-off.

Last year, developer Machine Games and publisher Bethesda Softworks released Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the latest installment of the widely popular action-adventure first-person shooter series.

Though started from Castle Wolfenstein in 1981, the franchise took a soft reboot to change the course of timeline in 2014 with Wolfenstein: The New Order. Bethesda has recently confirmed for worrying fans of the series worldwide that Wolfenstein III is definitely happening.

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Wolfenstein 3 Confirmed

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Over the course of more than three decades of history, the series spawned many sequels and took at least two reboots. This year at E3 press conference, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is revealed through a brand-new trailer for 2019, where twins Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, daughters of series protagonist William "B.J." Blazkowicz takes the wheel.

Since the story is set in a future where BJ is missing, many fans thought that the Blazkowicz daughter would carry the torch from now on.

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However, they can rest assured that Youngblood is just a standalone spinoff title and not a mainline release. Other than that, Vice president of global marketing and communications for Bethesda, Pete Hines have revealed in a recent interview with Metro that they are indeed on board with Wolfenstein III.

With Youngblood, the studio is just taking a break from larger story at this time, nothing else. We are pretty sure that fans of the Nazi-slaying franchise would really appreciate that.

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Many fans have raised their concerns when Wolfenstein II had to deal with somewhat average sales and wondered that the series may have come to an end or on the verge of another reboot. Hines agreed that definitely the title could have done a lot better than it did but they are still bringing BJ Blazkowicz back in action.

In past, other single-player games from the company like Dishonored and Prey were met with lesser than expected sales and is currently on hold though.

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Bethesda Upcoming Games

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On that note, they stated that Arkane Studios is busy with a number of other projects at this moment and Bethesda has a number of upcoming titles like Doom Eternal, Fallout 76 and RAGE 2 in pipeline before they get busy with the long-awaited Starfield.

Despite confirmation from Pete Hines, we need some official announcement just to be sure about their claim. So, we are eagerly waiting now for Walmart Canada or any other leaked sources to help us dig some more about it.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle Announced

A special edition Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle is up for pre-order now with access to B.E.T.A. to the game.

Those of us who are eagerly waiting for online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks to release on November 14 for consoles may or may not know that the game has a huge map that even surpasses the likes of Fallout 4. Also, the game is a prequel to the series, which aims to be the best among them all and such title definitely deserves to be on world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X. If you agree, then your prayers have already been answered.

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Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle

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We encourage you to explore the vast open world of Fallout universe with the recently announced Xbox One X Robot White Special Edition Fallout 76 Bundle. This package comes along with the access to full-game download upon launch, a special edition console and controller that matches. Every other survivor you will cross path with within the game, are a real person and why not enjoy that experience with 4K resolution and HDR? We cannot think of any at this very moment!

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In Fallout 76, you are one of the surviving Vault Dwellers who has resurfaced 25 years after the bombs fall in a post-nuclear America. Now how you will rebuild your great country once again is completely up to you. Before this special edition bundle starts shipping from November 14, you can pre-order it from Microsoft Store and GameStop for only $499.99. Placing a pre-purchase order for the console will ensure that you could participate in Break-It Early Test Application (B.E.T.A.) of the game.

Also, Xbox Elite Wireless Controller and Turtle Beach’s new Elite Pro 2 is available now in white. Check out the details of the all-new pro-level button masher below.




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The White Special Edition Xbox Elite Wireless Controller as a redesigned version of the original that comes along is the most equipped and advanced controller to assist you for a competitive gameplay. You are allowed to customize and reconfigure buttons, paddles or even sensitivities of the controller using Xbox Accessories app. PCs and tablets running on Windows 10 or any devices from Xbox One family are compatible with this controller priced $149.99 only, available from October 16.

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Following the success of premium over-ear headset Elite Pro, comes a worthy successor from Microsoft and Turtle Beach. The new Elite Pro 2 brings blocks external noise and delivers audio excellence for a next level gaming experience to world’s pro gamers at home or in esports championships. Plus, a SuperAmp Pro connected to your controller to stream music or taking calls when you play. Together, it will cost you only $249.95 and will be available to purchase from September 16.

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Elite Pro 2 & SuperAmp Pro for Xbox One

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Since pre-order is available for Fallout 76 Xbox One X Bundle and the additional gears, we suggest you to go for it to enjoy free shipping, including access to free trials of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold for a month. Currently, Microsoft has an amassing collection of over 1,300 games, including more than 200 exclusive titles and 400 Xbox classics. So, this is an offer that you would hardly want to miss and we suggest that you don't for the sake of your happy gaming life.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

Bethesda reveals at QuakeCon 2018 that upcoming Fallout 76 has a unique system to deal with grieving.

Back in June, developer/publisher Bethesda publicly stated that their upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76 will stop in-game PvP bullying but did not get into much detail on that subject. Recently, on their panel at QuakeCon 2018, the studio discussed more about their anti-bullying measures to make sure that toxic bullies and griefers don't get away with their actions after simply attacking or killing uninterested parties just because they can.

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Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

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When playing online, you are in for a whole new level of playing experience but that also means that, you are also exposed to the possibility of being harassed by mean people. With F76, the series goes for its first MMO and multiplayer modes can invite all sorts of issues to ruin the fun. Since they are getting rid of NPCs, whenever you come across another character, it really is another player on the other end. Sometime they can be friendly to work together and sometime they are jerks.

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It was revealed at E3 2018 press conference that, there is a cache of nuclear weapons in West Virginia and there is a pretty good chance that people who gets their hands on such power may want to abuse it by messing up other players' game. Apparently, there are a series of codes you will need to get access of those launch facilities and to ensure less frequent nuclear launches the developers made the process complex enough. If you are worried for your structure, move it elsewhere using C.A.M.P. tool.

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A Strict Bounty System

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In case of one player attacking another player, it causes very little damage and you can either ignore it or fight back. When you are retaliating, both parties will do full damage to the other. However if someone tries to kill you without being provoked, game director Todd Howard and project leader Jeff Gardner believes they do have a solution for that. Soon as one party kills another, the attacker becomes a "Wanted Murderer" with no rewards for the kill and has a bounty placed on them.

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Not only that, the bounty placed on that player will be paid with money from his own pool and his position on the map will be visible to everyone a red star. While getting killed sucks, you don't lose too much except for the junk you’ve just collected. Otherwise, you weapons are safe and sound. As it comes to deal with abusing griefers, the studio has come up with a very unique idea to sort out the problem by giving a taste of their own medicine to ensure fun PVP gaming for the rest of the crowd.

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When Fallout 76 finally launches worldwide on November 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you will surely find out much more as you are wandering around the nuclear wasteland. Affects of bullying online are always a huge concern for everyone and can become a big issue for others. It is really nice to see that Bethesda cares enough about this that they created a measure to check the issue before implementing a major change of play in Fallout franchise.

Friday, August 10, 2018

RAGE 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

To show-off more action from RAGE 2, Bethesda released an extended gameplay demo at QuakeCon 2018.

Before the game could get officially announced by publisher Bethesda Softworks at E3 2018 press conference, news of upcoming first-person shooter RAGE 2 was leaked by a product listing of Walmart Canada a few weeks ago. What followed next was some funny banter thrown at them by Bethesda’s Pete Hines and new gameplay trailer from E3 revealed that it clearly steps ahead of its predecessor. To offer more details, an extended playthrough clip of the game is released today.

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RAGE 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

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Below is the new demo titled "Eden Assault" dropped at QuakeCon 2018, showcasing how the world of RAGE 2 will play out for gamers once it finally launches.




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Ravaged by an asteroid that hit the planet three decades ago, Earth is slowly recovering and instead of Nicholas Raine, a new protagonist named Walker enters the scene. While playing, you will come across members of savage goon squad, elite bandits' group and a clan of mutants, all of which are equipped with unique gear and destructive firepower to cause havoc on a larger scale. These fractions are situated in different part of the map and will fight you differently in their own way.

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We noticed that the sequel is set apart from many elements of the original game, probably because it received some backlash then. However, the world we will return to is still pretty violent and everything is way too vibrant colors. Vehicle and weapons play a great deal whether in facing unwary enemies or engaging into crazy boss fights. Combat system is made more fluid and fast paced as an improvement to Rage. In fact, the game takes inspiration for aggression from Wolfenstein II.

RELATED: RAGE 2 Official Gameplay Trailer

RAGE 2 is developed by Avalanche Studios and id Software, which currently is set to release on spring 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. One thing that has blessed the game so much is the collaboration of two studios, where Avalanche Studios used their skills in building a vast open-world and id Software provided their experience with immensely popular FPS titles like Doom. We can already tell that this action-packed game with a Mad Max-esque theme would turn out great.

Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Doom Eternal is now confirmed to raise Hell on Nintendo Switch along with other versions of the game at launch.

While everyone was on board hype train waiting for the gameplay reveal of first-person shooter Doom Eternal at QuakeCon 2018, Bethesda Softworks surprisingly confirmed about the title coming to Nintendo Switch alongside on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during their launch announcement. This only intensifies the excitement of the overjoyed fans and Switch owners a thousand fold with the thought of carrying "Hell on Earth" anywhere they go ad enjoy some good time slaying demons.

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Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

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Panic Button, the company who successfully ported 2016's Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus previously to Nintendo's next generation handheld console, are going to undertake this project considering their previous track record with porting high-end FPS games to Switch. To express their excitement, they just retweeted the original status official Twitter account for the game had published just to reassure things and for sake of fun! We sure appreciate their enthusiasm for the herculean task.



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We are not sure if newly introduced features as taking control of demons and send them to sabotage another player’s campaign will be part of the port or not but that melee blade weapon or a mounted flamethrower on shoulder of Doom Slayer and a ton more new awesome guns included in the sequel alone will keep the fun intact. Plus, the change of surroundings brings a fresh vibe that gives you a feel of being at home or maybe whatever left of it after a demonic invasion.

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Before Doom arriving on Switch in late 2017 the franchise has mostly been absent from Nintendo platforms and now its worthy successor is apparently going to follow the same path as well. Releasing the game right away with other platforms is quite a big deal since it is going to be one of the biggest upcoming hits. Announced back at E3 2018 press conference, Doom Eternal only revealed as much as a short teaser of Doomguy stepping over to take on an oncoming horde on Earth.

Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC Release Date

Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter expansion pack will be arriving on this August for both PC and consoles.

Even after a year from launch, massively multiplayer online role-playing game Elder Scrolls Online from ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks haven't decreased in size of its player-base. To show support to that dedication and in the spirit of QuakeCon 2018, the developer studio have announced a release date for their upcoming expansion pack for the game titled, Wolfhunter and it is now scheduled to launch on August 13 for PC, then August 28 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC Release Date

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Check out the new trailer for Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC pack and what it offers to ESO players when it finally comes out.




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Wolfhunter will take players to a journey where they will be facing off against the antagonistic Prince Hircine and fighting packs of werewolves. Two new exciting dungeons; March of Sacrifices and Moon Hunter Keep are part of the expansion themed on Lycanthropy. As Hircine calls for a Great Hunt, a deadly clash between predators and prey broke in to receive his boon. ESO Plus members can get this DLC for free and the others can simply purchase from in-game Crown Store.

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Lord Hircine's Great Hunt

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Also, Update 19 is live now and is completely free for you to get an original Battlegrounds map Istirus Outpost. Aside from those regular classes and races the game features, the choice of becoming a vampire or a werewolf was also there. We already saw that The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind's expansion Bloodmoon has previously embraced the same premise in-game. A series of improvements that reflects on their combat and ferocity are included in the patch.

Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

The first gameplay reveal for Doom Eternal is shown in QuakeCon 2018 and it has some badass action to blow your mind.

Making an astounding reveal back at E3 2018 press conference, Doom Eternal came to light as the long-anticipated sequel to first-person action shooter game DOOM from 2026 by developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks. Series protagonist Doomguy has returned from his mission on Mars but his work is far from over, because demons are invading on this planet and has completely overrun it. Bethesda has just released a new reveal stream of the game at QuakeCon 2018.

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Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

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Here goes the long-awaiting gameplay reveal of Doom Eternal and it is filled with non-stop FPS action to thump your heart once again.




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The trailer starts with a first-person perspective of DOOM Marine, who takes the helmet of his Praetor Suit in his hand and then wears it as his system is activated. He checks out his side-arm knife and loads his iconic double barreled shotgun before going into demon slaying action. He goes further to see outside from a tall building that Hell has been unleashed on Earth and demons are everywhere. Doom Slayer begins his ruthless onslaught on a nearby horde of demonic minions.

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Alongside some new arsenal at the disposal of our hero, he will be facing some new menacing enemies as well. Even the Praetor Suit he wears received some upgrade and revision to make him more deadly. Classic enemies like Arachnotron, Mancubus, Pain elemental and Zombieman are re-created to treat the fans. Developers have worked hard on how your gunshot, kicks, punch, stabs or tearing them out will display on screen as gorier than ever. Also, have you noticed the gun with grappling hook?

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Doomguy is Back Again!

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One of the most interesting features of the game is that you can actually take control of a demon and send it to another player’s campaign to ruin his game or even team up in a Slayer-Hunting party with your enemies as well. Don't hold your breath wielding the crucible facing against the dreaded Hell Knight. Currently, Bethesda still hasn't revealed a release date for Doom Eternal but we know that it is going to launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Xbox Game Pass Adds Doom and Rage

Celebrating QuakeCon 2018, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass offers Doom and Rage to catch up to their sequels.

To celebrate QuakeCon 2018 and the recent gameplay reveal of upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal, Xbox Game Pass have added two other classic shooter title from publisher Bethesda Softworks this Friday morning.

So, if you had some sort of excuse on you for not trying out these games, shake that off and take the ride to either a post-apocalyptic future in Rage or get into a demon-hunting business in Doom to prepare yourself for the attack of shooter sequels in foreseeable future.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Doom and Rage

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One thing these two titles have in common is that both of them have an upcoming sequel waiting for an official release date. Among the two titles, Doom went on to become one of the greatest shooter that become a Game of the Year in 2016 according to many reviewer and definitely deserved another installment.

However, the ending of Rage may have upset an awful lot of players probably because the developers didn't originally intended to release another installment and many people were actually surprised knowing it is getting a sequel. Now they can probably get their answers or maybe not.

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Doom on Xbox Game Pass

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DOOM
In to draw energy from Hell, UAC facility have unwittingly unleashed the gates of a dimension that releases a swarm of demonic forces upon them and it is up to a veteran space marine known as Doom Slayer to mow down every enemy down his path.

He is found imprisoned inside a sarcophagus by the demons for wrecking havoc on Hell and now he is back in action once again. This version of the game from 2016 is a re-imagination of the classic game that rebooted the franchise.

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Rage on Xbox Game Pass

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Rage
In a time when an asteroid has laid waste of Earth and game's lead character, a soldier named Nicholas Raine wakes up from a cryosleep to discover himself in a world of chaos, which no longer knew order. Players will go out in various quests, upgrade their vehicle to drive them in a Mad Max-esque wasteland.

They will often engage in gunfight with the oppressive gang of The Authority for the sake of his own survival. Since the game was a passion project for the developers, we believe it is worth your time to give it a shot and see how things went up in the end before it rises from the ashes once again.

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Under Microsoft’s subscription service of Xbox Game Pass, both Doom and Rage are available for its members! You have an active membership; you know that their library already contains more than 100 great games, which is always increasing.

If you do not have one and was meaning to get one, then you can simply start with your 14-day free trial right away and eventually get one to enjoy great title for one affordable monthly price.

Quake Champions Is Permanently Free-to-Play

id Software and Bethesda takes up stage at QuakeCon 2018 to announce Quake Champions free-to-play forever.

Developer id Software's effort to revamp Quake III Arena and bring out an expansion of Quake Live, first-person shooter title Quake Champions came to play on 2017 in Early Access of Steam after it came out of beta. Along with publisher Bethesda Softworks, they have announced the game to be free-to-play permanently today, at QuakeCon 2018. It was one of their long-running plans that the developers were keeping in mind for this title as a business model they want to follow in future.

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Quake Champions Is Permanently Free-to-Play

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Below is a new trailer for Quake Champions in spirit of QuakeCon and looking forward to the future of the game itself.




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Since gaming industry has changed a lot in past decade and people expects a lot from new games these days, the free-to-play version lets people participate right away with no strings attached and not putting their money on the line first hand. This way many interested players from around the world will be able to chip in easily and it is up to them if they want to unlock all the Champions as they continue playing by purchasing the Starter Pack or Champions Pack if they prefer.

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Born in the 90's, Quake franchise has pioneered fast-paced arena shooter genre and has evolved with time to become a true spectacle following its initial announcement in 2016. Aside from featuring known heroes from within the series, popular protagonists and other characters like B.J. Blazkowicz from Wolfenstein, Doomguy from Doom and most recently, Quake’s very own Death Knight joined the roster with all having distinctive abilities.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Starts in October

Bethesda Softworks will allow players to explore those "Country Roads" of Fallout 76 prior release in October.

Ever since the post-apocalyptic action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks were announced, it is on a hype train to old-school fans and we got the recent popularity of John Denver's "Take Me Home, Country Roads" song from the trailer clip to prove that. Bethesda game director Todd Howard stated during E3 2018 press conference that a B.E.T.A. program will allow players to roam around the wastelands before the game finally comes out at the end of this year.

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Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Starts in October

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There is a lot of a speculation in advance regarding the title as it is apparently set in West Virginia neighborhood and an expanded map that exceeds anything gamers have played before in Fallout 4. Also, the game is not a sequel of any previous games but stands out as a prequel. According to a forum post of Bethesda, B.E.T.A. or "Break It Early Test Application" will begin in October, only a month before the release of the game and they will be randomly selecting testers.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

Officially going to become the first online multiplayer game of this franchise from 1997, Fallout 76 will be released worldwide on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To be able to participate in beta testing, you have to pre-order the game from a selected retailer. Though Bethesda will be casually picking a handful of users at first to participate in the program though redemption code to enter on their official site and then will add more players gradually over time.

RELATED: Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

Also, Xbox One owners are in luck as it is exclusively launching first on Microsoft console before moving towards two other major platforms; PC and PlayStation 4. However, it wasn't disclosed how much the time distance will be between these platforms in terms of beta release. So, form an alliance, build some settlements, work with your fellow survivors or become a notorious plunderer of the wasteland to re-establish American Dream as you see fit when it eventually comes out.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Player Beats Fallout: New Vegas on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

Hop in for a ride to Fallout: New Vegas as a fan beats the game in the most hardcore way you can think of!

A spin-off title of post-apocalyptic Fallout series, Fallout: New Vegas has a huge following even today who was anticipating for a sequel this year when Bethesda Softworks was actually teasing for their upcoming action role-playing game Fallout 76. Almost eight years have passed after it was launched and players are not yet tired making complete gameplay run of the game. However, we are here to talk about a fan that beats the game in the most unimaginable way possible.

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Fallout: New Vegas on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

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YouTuber Rheteam took a challenge for himself of beating the game on highest difficulty for non-lethal run, where he won't kill anyone or not take some serious damage to himself. He enabled permadeath and decided to do it without firing a gun but with a pair of boxing gloves to knock their socks off if encountered. Also, he did not take any companion for this personal quest, which took him to a series of episodic videos length over an hour each, finally completed.

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Below is the final episode from Rheteam, where he finishes up all the sidequests on his self-imposed standard.




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Switching to boxing gloves instead of weapons was only to save his skin in cases of hostile confrontations. His S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system attributes were cleverly distributed as 10 Strength, 1 Perception, 10 Endurance, 1 Charisma, 10 Intelligence, 7 Agility and 1 Luck. Putting more emphasis on his agility, endurance and strength was carefully planned to boost his gloves during combat. In 13:24 of the clip, he thought he accidentally killed a Fiend while taking his weapon off.

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One other interesting aspect of this gameplay is that no NPCs were killed by him either. Well, he didn't do it himself but rather lured them into an area where his friendly NPCs will take care of the situation. One of the trickiest sidequests were Three-Card Bounty outside Camp McCarran, where three characters; Cook-Cook, Violet and Driver Nephi had to die in order to complete it and the player simply positioned them precisely against each other so that they all were victims of friendly fire.

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Rheteam presumably used a mod to enable both hardcore mode and permadeath before beginning this journey. Since Fallout: New Vegas was designed to be flexible enough to make it possible for anyone interested to avoid killing, Rheteam just amped up the bar up a node to test his skills. Feast your eyes with a masterful gameplay run of the game if you are a fan of the game try to come up with some more difficult way to make another amazing wasteland trek.

Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

Bethesda director Todd Howard says that, they only make Skyrim ports because fans are still buying it.

It's been seven years that action role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Softworks has been released and players are still so passionate about the game even today. Keeping that in mind, publisher Bethesda is also releasing the game on various ports every now and then. There are running jokes among fans on them doing ports for Skyrim and game director Todd Howard simply suggested them to stop playing the game if they want all these ports.

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Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

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Originally, TESV was released back in November 11, 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Then in 2013, a Legendary Edition containing all DLC and a remastered Special Edition in 2016 was launched. The latest in the line of ports for Skyrim has made available for Amazon Echo after it was ported to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, VR and Xbox One. When they dropped a commercial starring Keegan-Michael Keys playing it on the device, many have thought of it as a spoof.

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Turns out, this parody trailer released at E3 2018 press conference from Bethesda titled "Very Special Edition" is very real and can be played on Amazon’s Alexa.




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Recently, company director Todd Howard is awarded as "Industry Legend" at the annual Gamelab event in Barcelona for his contribution on Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series. Afterwards in an interview with Geoff Keighley, he states their reason for regularly making ports for Skyrim, which is simply because fans keep buying the game over and over. He made a valid point with that comment because TESV remains to be the most popular among the franchise till date.

"Even now, the amount of people who play Skyrim seven years later; millions of people every month are playing that game. That's why we keep releasing it. If you want us to stop releasing it, stop buying it."

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Skyrim offer players to assume the role of Dragonborn, a mortal man with the soul and power of a dragon, who is destined to save humanity from a fabled black dragon named Alduin. A massive open world environment is up for exploring during the quest and may compelling RPG elements increases replay value for the title. Although The Elder Scrolls VI has been teased during E3, it is still in early development phase and ain't coming anytime soon.

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Reportedly, TESV: Skyrim is listed as one of the games on Steam with most concurrent number of players alongside titles like Civilization V, Payday 2 and Rocket League, amassing more than 50,000 players simultaneously. Todd wants the worlds of Bethesda to be sustainable as long as he is here and since the game still sells, releasing newer ports isn't that bad of an idea. Maybe gamers are simply worried thinking that re-releasing an old game probably burns out creative energy of developers.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

Director and creative leader of Bethesda, Todd Howard says Fallout 76 might include a single-player mode in future.

By now, we all know that Bethesda Softworks is doing a complete reinvention of their popular post-apocalyptic role-playing game series Fallout, with their upcoming release of Fallout 76. The two big changes they are bringing to the franchise is that they decided to make it an online multiplayer title and the Wasteland is about four-times larger than the size of the map you had on Fallout 4. Bethesda's Todd Howard recently said that single-player mode may come in future as well.

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Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

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Running impressive campaigns for this prequel of Fallout and making everyone hum along to "Country Roads" from the trailer clip, the company has scheduled for the game to release on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Despite being very different from the original series, the game still belongs to the franchise at its core. Since NPCs are probably going to be non-existent for the sake of PvP gameplay, devs may have considered bringing in the classic formula.

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However, many eager players are still wondering what it would be like, because the developers initially showed no intention of making a single player campaign mode just like they always do. So, Howard cleared out a few things by saying that there will be other players around but whether you interact with them or not is entirely up to you and the game will not force you to either. Of course, you can exchange items with fellow survivors or even join one of those teams if you like.

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He said that, Bethesda also had plans of giving players servers to live in their own way or just invite only a few of your friends. Players are even allowed to create mods to play as they like but all of these plans have to wait as they are not available during launch. The studio probably have taken this bet after seeing how popular Grand Theft Auto Online have become over times and hopefully, Fallout 76 can evolve to that point one day and even move further from West Virginia setting.

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Although, PvE modes are considered as lonely gameplay style that is devoid of the spirit of teamwork, it certainly has its benefits for sure. Games like World of Warcraft helped many casual players to train without being harassed by jerks. Bethesda has also planned of providing DLC content for free because of the micro-transaction system they will implement on cosmetic items. Looks like, the studio is trying their best to make something that has something to offer for everyone.

Monday, July 2, 2018

Fallout 76 Was Teased in Fallout 4

Even before the game was even announced, action RPG Fallout 76 was teased by Bethesda way before in Fallout 4.

We know now that upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks, which we know to be a prequel to Fallout series was first revealed back in May 30, 2018 after a day-long waiting on Twitch. However, some keen-eyed players have recently dug down that the game was actually teased back at 2015 in their previous installment Fallout 4, suggesting the developer/publisher has been planning for this game for a very long time, even before E3 2018.

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Fallout 76 Was Teased in Fallout 4

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Despite the game being launched as a massively multiplayer online game among the franchise, Fallout 76 will stick to its roots. We have the overall feeling of a hazardous Wasteland of West Virginia setting, the V.A.T.S. system and all those friendly vault tech videos featuring Pip-Boy in retro animation to prove that. Vault 76 was mentioned and hidden in plain sight all along during the opening of Fallout 4 right before the bombs were dropped in 2077.

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A recent post on Reddit shows a still from the game from the opening moment inside Sole Survivor's home, where a TV was playing and the tease was right there.

"Since debuting Vault 76 last year, in honor of America's Tercentenary, Vault-Tec continues to expand with plans for well over 100 Vaults around the country."

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Fallout 4 Teases Vault 76

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Also, a computer terminal in Citadel from Fallout 3 has cited from where Fallout 76 is picking up. So, developers of the series have been planning to introduce Vault 76 from long before it was known to all. We just hope that it lives up to players' expectation but couldn't figure out why it opened up so late. We will probably find that out when Xbox beta testing or as Bethesda says, Break-it Early Test Application will open up soon. The game will eventually launch on November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Fallout 76 will not start as any other games from franchise and many may not are aware of the fact that the game is build up abandoned plans of a multiplayer mode for Fallout 4. That completely makes sense for two of them being so connected. The game offers to explore new areas as it is already four-times bigger than the last title and a full-scale PvP experience focused on teamwork will make it more interesting. Since they are willing to add single player campaign in near future, fan petition seem to have worked well.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

Forthcoming action RPG Fallout 76 from Bethesda won’t have cross-platform play, because Sony is reluctant to support the feature.

Considering upcoming action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks is going to be the first online multiplayer title of the series but it will not have the cross-platform play feature in it and Sony Entertainment is the one to blame for that. When asked about why they won't support cross-play in their latest forthcoming title, director and creative leader of Bethesda, Todd Howard set the record straight by stating how Sony was not as helpful as everyone else.

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Fallout 76 Have No Cross-Play, Because of Sony

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There was a time when cross-play over different gaming platforms might have sounded like a far-fetched idea but these days, they are not. However, for owners of Sony consoles, they still are a dream. Many players would have hoped to have the experience though this game but seems like; they are more worried about not getting the cut and not being left out. They simply did not like the concept of someone spending money for games on other platform and then trying to play it on their consoles.

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Fallout 76 is releasing worldwide in November 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Microsoft has already came on board with cross- console play a few months ago with Rocket League but Sony was not as sporting as their competitor and decided not to participate. Most recently, the company raised their bar of ridiculousness by preventing players from using their Fortnite account to play the game on Nintendo Switch. They are taking the same stand with Fallout series as well.

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Director Howard said that they had plans to include cross-platform for multiplayer in their game but that is currently not possible because of Sony, as they weren't as helpful as the studio wanted them to be. This clearly signifies that developers are quite pissed at their policy but maybe serious pressure from everyone can make them change their mind. Microsoft and Nintendo already teamed up for this initiative of sharing their platform with games like Minecraft and Fortnite.

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Todd Howard Calls Out Sony

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Allowing cross-platform play is very consumer friendly step as many gamers have their friends who own a different console and would still love to join in for a game together. It was the courtesy of former Sony Online Executive John Smedley, we know now that the company only didn't take part because of a dumb reason like money and not considering player satisfaction at all. In their defense, they pointed out that Sony wouldn't take part in order to provide a safe experience for their players.

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Back in 216, when Bethesda allowed mod support for Fallout 4 and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim Special Edition on PC and Xbox One through "Creation Club", the service was not available on PlayStation 4. When inquired, the publisher revealed that they were forced to give up because of their critical evaluation process that doesn't want players to be able to do anything they wanted. While they were holding back PS4 players, Microsoft didn't waste time to take leverage over their competitor.