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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.