Showing posts with label Bungie. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bungie. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, Halo 2 and More

Brand-new titles DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, Halo 2 and much more are joining Xbox Game Pass lineup in May.

Even before arrival of April 2020, some upcoming anticipated games were announced by Microsoft Studios in advance for Xbox Game Pass lineup on both PC and Xbox One this month to keep you busy having some fun time.

Game Pass Ultimate is available to sign up right now for $1 only, allowing you access to an ever so expansive library of games. Plus, there will be additional perks for members and trial offers on Free Play Days event every weekend.

xbox game pass dayz endless legend final fantasy 9 fractured minds halo 2 anniversary red dead redemption 2 xb1 2020
Xbox Game Pass to Add DayZ, Final Fantasy IX, Halo 2 and More

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass to Add Red Dead Redemption 2

DayZ | Console, Ultimate
Try to test your luck surviving in open-world survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive. Players will find themselves in a post-soviet country of Chernarus, where most of the people have turned into zombies.

Society has collapsed and a few remaining survivors are being hostile at each other over scarce resources. Your only goal is to stay alive somehow with any means necessary by thinking smart as there is no second chance for any mistakes.

xbox game pass 2020 dayz bohemia interactive xb1
DayZ on Xbox Game Pass

RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for May 2020

Endless Legend | PC, Ultimate
Set in a fantasy premise, turn-based strategy game Endless Legend from developer Amplitude Studios and publisher Iceberg Interactive tasks you to engage in survival of a planet and its populace with limited manpower and resources.

Chose and then lead your people from one of eight civilizations during cold seasons and explore randomly generated worlds. Crack down on small rebellion and prepare your brave warriors to face an unknown threat upon Auriga at any time.

xbox game pass 2020 endless legend amplitude studios iceberg interactive pc
Endless Legend on Xbox Game Pass

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass to Add Gears Tactics, The Long Dark and More

Final Fantasy IX | Console, PC, Ultimate
One of the best entries in Final Fantasy series, role-playing video game Final Fantasy IX goes back to franchise roots with an epic story featuring characters that you can relate to and they will engage in battles to culminate a grand finale.

You play as Zidane Tribal, who plans on kidnapping princess Garnet of Alexandria with aid from his group of bandits but she was already planning to flee home and they ended up joining to her cause of stopping her mother, Queen Brahne.

xbox game pass 2020 final fantasy 9 square enix pc xb1
Final Fantasy IX on Xbox Game Pass

RELATED: Vigor Season 3: Rivals Live Now

Fractured Minds | Console, Ultimate
Dealing with anxiety and using her own love for gaming, British game designer Emily Mitchell developed puzzle role-playing game Fractured Minds at age 17 to send out a note of empathy to people who shares similar mental issues.

Players will be in control of an unknown protagonist character who would deal with a number of emotional challenges through different chapters in first-person, each sharing a vital message regarding support for mental health issues.

xbox game pass 2020 fractured minds emily mitchell wired productions xb1
Fractured Minds on Xbox Game Pass

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass to Add Journey to the Savage Planet, Stranger Things 3 and More

Halo: Master Chief Collection: Halo 2 | PC, Ultimate
After 16 years of its original debut, 2004 acclaimed first-person shooter game Halo 2: Anniversary joins Game Pass as part of Halo: Master Chief Collection alongside other series titles to build up anticipation for Halo Infinite.

After first Halo ring gets destroyed, Master Chief returns to Earth for a sequel to fight against an invasion of a Covenant fleet. He learns about very dark secrets amidst battle that will change ongoing Human/Covenant conflict forever.

xbox game pass 2020 halo 2 anniversary 343 industries xbox game studios pc
Halo 2: Anniversary on Xbox Game Pass

RELATED: Gears 5 to Get Free Xbox Series X Upgrade

Red Dead Redemption 2 | Console, Ultimate
Arguably one of the best tales of Wild West in recent gaming history, 2018 action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 by developer/publisher Rockstar Games marks third installment of Red Dead series, focused on outlaw Arthur Morgan.

Arthur and his associates in Van der Linde gang led by Dutch gets into conflict with wrong people and are forced to leave Blackwater town. Trouble will follow around and Morgan tries to protect his chosen family with best of his efforts.

xbox game pass 2020 red dead redemption 2 rockstar games xb1
Red Dead Redemption 2 on Xbox Game Pass

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass for PC to Add A Plague Tale, Gris and More

Games that are leaving Game Pass by May 15 are Doom, Grand Theft Auto V, Imperator: Rome, Rise of the Tomb Raider, The Banner Saga, Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus and more but you can own them at 20% off before they are out.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can listen to six months of ad-free music on Spotify Premium as their latest perk. Subscribers from other countries out of United States can enjoy the promotional offer for three months only.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Halo 3 Player Beats Game on Legendary Difficulty, Using Guitar Hero Controller

YouTuber ATwearkingYoshi took challenge to beat Halo 3 in "Legendary" difficulty playing with Guitar Hero controller.

Hardcore gamers often try out new and old popular games to complete on highest set difficulty level or for a simple speedrun, to either break records previously set by other players or just to beat their personal best play.

In one such valiant effort, YouTuber ATwearkingYoshi has finally managed to beat full game Halo 3 on hardest difficulty setting Legendary, after dying too many times for months and using nothing but a Guitar Hero controller.

halo 3 legendary difficulty playthrough guitar hero controller master chief youtube first-person shooter bungie microsoft game studios
Halo 3 Player Beats Game on Legendary Difficulty, Using Guitar Hero Controller

RELATED: No Man's Sky: Synthesis Update Live Now

Contrary of traditional one, Guitar Hero and other controllers shaped in rock band related instruments are a challenge for players who are looking for beating a game in some of most non-conventional and ridiculous ways.

This particular method was used in past by players to complete hardcore games like Dark Souls and Dark Souls III. ATwerkingYoshi has beaten DS3 with guitar controller before and beat its final boss using just a dance pad.

RELATED: Capcom to Announce Two New Games at Jump Festa 2020

Earlier this year, he even took his turn on latest From Software game Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice with Donkey Kong bongo controller, an action-adventure title that is known for being notoriously difficult for masses to complete.

It took him month-long attempts and dying 252 times in his entire gameplay walkthrough of Halo 3 campaign, which is quite understandable since he had to aiming, moving and almost all stuff with an unconventional control layout.

RELATED: Valve Index VR Sold Out After Alyx Reveal

He posted a highlight of his entire playthrough run as GIF on Reddit from his Twitch channel Super Louis 64.


RELATED: BioWare Exec Producer Teased Dragon Age

In anticipation of upcoming release of first-person shooter title Halo Infinite next year and Halo: The Master Chief Collection coming to PC platform, many players are taking a trip back to memory lane and replaying older titles lately.

Hopefully, when all individual titles of MCC eventually comes to PC, there will be other takes by ATwerkingYoshi on its varied lineup of games and he will be able to come up with some insane new customization for his next Legendary run.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Out Now

Return to moon in latest Destiny 2: Shadowkeep expansion, out now on PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One.

After splitting from Activision earlier this year, developer/publisher Bungie has independently released fourth major DLC expansion Shadowkeep for first-person shooter title Destiny 2 on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After a delay on original release date, players are finally heading to Moon from first Destiny to explore beyond its territory. Guardians are in for some basic gameplay changes, a full campaign, PvP maps, weapons and lots of new content.

destiny 2 shadowkeep dlc expansion pc ps4 stadia xb1 bungie
Destiny 2: Shadowkeep Out Now

RELATED: Cuphead Hits 5 Million Sales

Heading over to Archer's Line, you will see that it has changed from years ago and its terrain has revealed some long-kept secrets. Nightmares are reaching further after plaguing the lunar surface and Eris Morn returns to offer help.

For entirety of D2 campaign, Eris was absent and now she came to warn the Vanguard about new threat of Nightmares. Now that they are awake, you and Eris need to team-up to save humanity from plunging into Darkness forever.

destiny 2 shadowkeep dlc expansion moon archer's line pc ps4 stadia xb1 bungie
Get Back to Moon!

RELATED: Dauntless: Aether Unbound Update Live Now

Customization options are now expanded even more than ever to let Guardians create unique styles for their character. Armor now have six stats and upgrade them with customizable mods anytime you want to match your playstyle.

Unique weapons can be constructed from Nightmare essence and complete quests for new Exotics or just get the Season Pass. New addition to gameplay is "finishing moves", acting as final blow to weakened enemies and varies for classes.

destiny 2 shadowkeep dlc expansion gameplay finishing moves pc ps4 stadia xb1 bungie
Devastating Finishing Moves

RELATED: Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order Story Preview Trailer

The Garden of Salvation is a latest raid that takes you to Black Garden for a throwback, coming on October 5, 2019. Guardians who love some hardcore action would love to encounter Vex enemies in six player fireteam and overcome.

Shadowkeep also brings newest seasonal update Season of the Undying for Destiny 2 with new activity for players. Look out for exotic weapons and arm yourself wear exclusive universal ornaments for a faceoff against Vex armies.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Bungie Acquires Destiny from Activision

Bungie will self-publish future Destiny games as they acquire rights to the property from publisher Activision.

For years, developer Bungie and publisher Activision has been working together and we have got one of the most successful multiplayer first-person shooter franchise Destiny as a result of their partnership, which has come to an end recently.

What comes to everyone as shocking news on the beginning of 2019 is that, these two companies are splitting up after working together for eight-years and the publishing rights to the series is moving over to the developers from now on.

destiny bungie activision split
Bungie Acquires Destiny from Activision

RELATED: Destiny 2: Forsaken PS4-Exclusive Content Revealed

The former publisher will soon hand over the IP to their creator studio, as they decide to self-publish future games. Both parties are working closely together to make sure a seamless transition for the community of players throughout the world.

Today, an announcement from Activision's official Twitter account has confirmed about the split and transition.



RELATED: Bungie and Microsoft Considering Destiny 2 Cross-Play

On an official Blog Post, Bungie recalls their initial days of forming a partnership with the publisher and how they took a huge leap together towards the success of creating an established franchise that Destiny is today with a community of millions of Guardians.

Although members of these two giants are exchanging friendly words between them on social media, fans are well aware how there was a lot of tension between them even before the release of the first game and maybe something good will happen now.

RELATED: Destiny 3 Reportedly in Development

In 2007, the developers also separated from Microsoft Studios to become an independent company after working on Halo: Combat Evolved. On June 2018, they partnered up with Chinese internet giant NetEase following a $100 million investment by the latter to explore new directions.

While players will be receiving support for Destiny 2 and Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion pack, it is still unclear whether or not Bungie will start developing Destiny 3 anytime soon or in the foreseeable future, which has also been rumored to be in works.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Destiny 2 Free on Battle.net

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

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

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

destiny 2 pc free battle net blizzcon 2018
Destiny 2 Free on Battle.net

RELATED: BlizzCon 2018 Opening Highlights

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

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

RELATED: Destiny 3 Reportedly in Development

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

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

destiny 2 forsaken legendary collection pc
Destiny 2: Forsaken Legendary Collection

RELATED: Bungie and Microsoft Considering Destiny 2 Cross-Play

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

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

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Destiny 3 Reportedly in Development

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

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

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

destiny 3 bungie rumors
Destiny 3 Reportedly in Development

RELATED: Call of Duty: WWII and Destiny 2 Becomes Best-Selling on 2017

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

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

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

RELATED: Bungie and Microsoft Considering Destiny 2 Cross-Play

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

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

RELATED: Destiny 2 Ending Explained

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

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

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Destiny 2: Forsaken PS4-Exclusive Content Revealed

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

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

destiny 2 forsaken ps4 exclusive content
Destiny 2: Forsaken PS4-Exclusive Content Revealed

RELATED: Destiny 2: Forsaken Reveal

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

destiny 2 forsaken ps4 exclusive wavesplitter
Exclusive Wavesplitter Exotic Weapon

RELATED: Destiny 2: Forsaken Story Reveal

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

destiny 2 forsaken ps4 exclusive hive brood queen broodhold strike
Exclusive Broodhold Strike

RELATED: Bungie and Microsoft Considering Destiny 2 Cross-Play

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




RELATED: Marvel’s Spider-Man Post Launch DLC Revealed

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

destiny 2 forsaken ps4 exclusive armor sets
Exclusive Armor Sets for Each Class

RELATED: PlayStation Plus Free Games for September 2018

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

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games for September 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Destiny 2 and God of War 3 Remastered for the month of September 2018.

We are more than halfway through 2018 and have been enjoying some fine games this year from PlayStation Plus. In August, we had action-adventure video game Mafia III from developer studio Hangar 13 and action survival horror Dead by Daylight from Behaviour Interactive.

Other titles on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita were just as good. As the moth has come to an end, we are back again with more exciting news of new free games lineup for upcoming month of September.

playstation plus free games september 2018
PlayStation Plus Free Games for September 2018

Before we get into what is ahead of us in PS Plus lineup for September 2018, let's take a quick look at the short clip below showcasing the titles.




The very first game in our list is a surprising arrival of course and it is the online multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny 2 from Bungie and Activision. In story campaign, you play as a Guardian of Light and a protector of the Last City, defending it from an invading Red Legion and its leader Dominus Ghaul.

However, players are more drawn towards the strikes and raids as well as other public events. A 24 hour free trial awaits you on PVE & PVP mode Gambit from Destiny 2: Forsaken.

destiny 2 ps4 plus
Destiny 2 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

What we have next is an action-adventure hack and slash game God of War III Remastered from Santa Monica Studio and Sony Computer Entertainment, parties responsible for the creation of 2018's blockbuster title God of War.

You play as titular God of War Kratos, who launches an all out attack on Olympian gods, primarily driven by vengeance over Zeus. Along with Gaia and Titans, he attempts to destroy everyone in his path with double-chained Blades of Exile to destroy Olympus for good.

god of war 3 remastered ps4 plus
God of War 3 Remastered on PlayStation Plus Free Games

We have some more from PlayStation Plus free games lineup for the month of September 2018 and let's take a quick look at the list below.

  • Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (PlayStation 3)
  • QUBE Director’s Cut (PlayStation 3)
  • Sparkle 2 (PlayStation Vita)
  • Foul Play (PlayStation Vita)

You also happen to have a PlayStation VR bonus game Here They Lie, a first-person horror title from Santa Monica Studio that takes you to a city of nightmares. With mysterious creatures running around everywhere, you are on the run from it all while trying to figure out the secrets of the woman in yellow.

Then there is a party game as a PlayLink title, Knowledge is Power to entertain you for having a fun time with trivia questions and various challenges to test your wits.




Another thing to note is that your PlayStation VR bonus game Here They Lie will be available till October 2 and Knowledge is Power is accessible on PlayLink before November 6. That's everything we have for this month and hopefully, we will be back with more news of PlayStation Plus free games on Sony consoles for next month like always.

Although, the year 2018 is far from over, it is safe to say that September 2018 free games lineup from PS Plus is hands down the best one announced till date.