Showing posts with label Deep Silver. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Deep Silver. Show all posts

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for July 2020

Xbox Live Gold will be adding free games like World Rally Championship 8 and Saints Row 2 for members on July 2020.

As we all are closing near to July, newest lineup for Games With Gold of next month has been revealed for Xbox Live Gold members. As usual, these titles are coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360, available through backward compatibility.

Having a membership to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate will also let you access to these games alongside an extended library online. Other than monthly free games, you get to enjoy member discounts and advanced multiplayer services.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for July 2020

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WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship
World Rally Championship is one of the most recognized classes of auto racing competitions out there and WRC 8 officially is the most recent simulation experience from developer Kylotonn and publisher Bigben Interactive till date.

WRC employs a dynamic weather system to provide various real-life climatic conditions like rain and snowfall. There is a single-player career mode that has been redesigned with management mechanics and challenging multiplayer mode.

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WRC 8 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Dunk Lords
In and itself basketball is a pretty fun sport and Dunk Lords by developer/publisher Story Fort LLC puts a bizarrely unique twist of two-on-two beat 'em up action into that mix while trying to make sense by adding a story mode as well.

Aside from your balling skills, you will need some sickening special abilities and moves to secure victory on a court full of hazards. Score more dunks to get more special attacks and earn extra points, money and much more for shot pads.

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Dunk Lords on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Saints Row 2
Return back to Stilwater city to help out 3rd Street Saints gang to reestablish their rule against rival groups and Ultor Corporation in over the top action-adventure game Saints Row 2 from developer Volition and publisher Deep Silver.

There are more than 40 story missions in main campaign, many side quests and competitive multiplayer mode. Saints Row sequel lets players freely explore an open-world sandbox as a customizable character with new combat options.

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Saints Row 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Juju
An unusual adventure of titular shaman panda and his lizard sidekick, Juju is a 2014 platformer title from developer/publisher Flying Wild Hog that adopts a beautifully animated style of design for a more family-friendly gameplay vibe.

Juju and his friend Peyo goes after collecting a bunch of mystic keys and magic ambers to seal an ancient spirit that imprisons his father. Bouncing, running and battle through levels against many bosses are among your primary objectives.

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Juju on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Members of Live Gold will still have to wait a few days before latest lineup of Games with Gold for July becomes available and can enjoy Coffee Talk, Shantae and the Pirate's Curse and Sine Mora in the mean time until June 30, 2020.

At this point, Microsoft has seemingly giving up on Xbox Live Gold and are no longer adding value to their monthly freebies anymore. Putting an old-favorite in a mix of average games doesn't do much to attract valued members.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Dead Island 2 Playable Alpha Build Leaked

A cancelled version of Dead Island 2 by Yager Development from 2015 has been leaked online via 4Chan.

After being confirmed back in 2014, survival horror game Dead Island 2 was abandoned by developer Techland before being handed to Yager Development by publisher Deep Silver, which was later taken over by Sumo Digital in 2015.

Last year, THQ Nordic has revealed to have restart development once again with Dambuster Studios. Meanwhile, a playable yet unfinished build of Dead Island sequel from Yager has most recently been leaked online via 4Chan board.

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Dead Island 2 Playable Alpha Build Leaked

RELATED: Dead Island 2 Back in Development by Dambuster Studios

When partnership with Techland is severed, Deep Silver has tasked Yager Development to make a true sequel. Their project was eventually scrapped and due to leak of an unfinished build lately, we know now how it would have looked.

Fans have already started playing the cancelled version of Dead Island 2 without any story premise after waited for so long. There are some placeholder assets and at least, you can have an idea of how it was originally planned to be.

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Yager was planning to add an eight-player online multiplayer mode but those functionalities are disabled within this build of June 2015. That same year, they left out development and Sumo Digital took charge of entire project afterwards.

By no means, player can get a clear idea of what state the game currently is at Dambuster as many aspects were heavily changed. Dead Island 2 is likely to be a completely different experience on launch than its leaked version.

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Get a look at gameplay video of 2015 cancelled version of Dead Island sequel from Yager Development.




RELATED: Dead Island 2 Job Listing Suggests Next-Gen Release

Though original Dead Island lacked some polish, it had a decent fan-following driven by its combat and RPG mechanics. Dead Island: Riptide came out in 2013 as a stand-alone expansion and was followed by spin-off title Escape Dead Island.

Dead Island 2 is currently under development at Dambuster Studios with no scheduled release date. However, a job listing for art director from April 2020 on official website hints at its possible launch for current and next-gen consoles.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days offers Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

Another weekend of Xbox Free Play Days event returns with exciting new free games for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members to enjoy on their Xbox One consoles while staying at home, practicing social distancing.

Starting right away from April 30, 12:01 AM PDT, get instant access to enjoy Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 at Microsoft Store using your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership until May 3, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance, Sonic Mania and Yakuza 0 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Story of action role-playing game Kingdom Come: Deliverance is focused on Henry, son of a blacksmith. Following a massacre of his parents, he becomes a warrior seeking revenge by joining a resistance against King Sigismund.

In a classic revival of long-running Sonic the Hedgehog series, titular blue hedgehog, Tails and Knuckles returns for another exhilarating adventure of facing their arch-enemy Doctor Eggman in 2017 platform game Sonic Mania from Sega.

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A prequel title to fan-favorite Yakuza franchise, 2015 action-adventure title Yakuza 0 ventures into late criminal world of 80's Japan, featuring lead characters Kazuma Kiryu and his rival Goro Majima for a narrative-heavy experience.

When your weekend comes to an end and so is Xbox Free Play Days, keep on playing by purchasing these titles by taking advantage of an ongoing discount to carry over all of your earned achievements and in-game progress.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Dead Island 2 Job Listing Suggests Next-Gen Release

Recent job posting on official site of developer Dambuster Studios clearly hints at Dead Island 2 being a cross-gen title.

After being green-lit back in 2014, upcoming survival horror action role-playing game Dead Island 2 was expected to release on 2015 but it went through a difficult development phase and handed over to several studios for past few years.

Last year, publisher Deep Silver has assigned internal developer Dambuster Studios to pick it up once again and recently, a job listing on official website for an art director has hints of its possible release for current and next-gen consoles.

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Dead Island 2 Job Listing Suggests Next-Gen Release

RELATED: Dead Island 2 Back in Development by Dambuster Studios

Available job listing on Dambuster website suggests that aside from current-gen release, renowned AAA sequel of Dead Island is currently planned to launch on future platforms and an art director is required to lead their team.

Regardless of its past delays, next installment of Dead Island series is a top-priority for publisher Deep Silver. Koch Media CEO Klemens Kundratitz has assured earlier that the game is still in works and is going to be a kick-ass zombie game.

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Originally survival horror game series Dead Island was created by Polish studio Techland and made its debut back in 2011, which was followed up by a stand-alone expansion Dead Island: Riptide and spin-off title Escape Dead Island.

Techland eventually came up with a brand-new IP titled Dying Light in 2015 that would became even bigger success and development of Dead Island 2 is handed over to Yager Development, who previously worked on Spec Ops: The Line.

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Soon after, Yager parted ways over creative differences with Deep Silver and British developer Sumo Digital became its new project in-charge. After a while, all progress is revealed to have been handed over to Dambuster Studios in 2019.

Dambuster is likely to re-reveal for Dead Island 2 soon with a release window of next year for players to anticipate its arrival. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be out on market in the mean time if not delayed by Coronavirus pandemic.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store offers PC version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez for free giveaway.

Not only has Epic Games been back in business of handing out free PC games on weekly basis but lately at Epic Games Store, players are getting more than one titles in average and are likely to continue throughout entirety of 2020.

In their current giveaway, Epic Store has added action role-playing title Kingdom Come: Deliverance and 2D beat 'em up game Aztez for anyone to claim with a free account anytime before February 20, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez Free on Epic Games Store Now

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KC: Deliverance explores a story-driven adventure set in Holy Roman Empire, where protagonist character Henry is set to avenge his parent's death, fight forces of enemy, complete quests in open-world and lead up to example doing so.

Then move over to side-scrolling brawler Aztez that is wrapped around in layer of strategy elements. You play as king of the Aztecs who must send best breed of Aztez fighters in various areas of dispute by resolving conflicts.

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A very sweet coincidence for Deliverance is that today marks the second anniversary of its release and it goes free on EGS on this special occasion. You can also grab a copy of HD sound, texture and voice packs along with base game.

Epic Store has revealed strategy card game Faeria by developer studio Abrakam that is rich with many hours of content and co-operative missions. It is scheduled to become available as a freebie PC title for next week on February 20.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Metro Exodus Coming to Steam

Metro Exodus will be returning to Steam very soon after a year of timed exclusivity at Epic Games Store.

Shortly before its worldwide release, first-person shooter Metro Exodus was snagged by Epic Games Store for PC platform, leaving Steam. Though all pre-orders were fulfilled, Epic Games was heavily bashed by series fans for this shady move.

Even developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver faced heavy backlash from PC gaming community. A year later, that timed exclusivity period is finally coming to an end as the game will return to Steam on February 15, 2020.

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Metro Exodus Coming to Steam

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In a divisive move of bait and switch, this title was one of the most-anticipated games that became exclusive to Epic Store. Those games are expected to show up in other storefronts over time once their signed deal expires eventually.

In a query of customers, official Twitter account for Metro Exodus has revealed that Windows PC version will not arrive on GOG anytime soon and many are speculating that it has something to do with their DRM-free policy.

RELATED: Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

Both Standard and Gold Edition of the game is currently available at 40% off on Epic Games Store until February 14, 2020. Also don't forget to pick up Expansion Pass or additional DLC pack "The Two Colonels" for 25% discount.

Metro Exodus is third installment of Metro series, continuing from story of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. Although Steam has not yet listed its retail price yet, its first DLC and Expansion Pass are available for purchase.

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Metro Redux Coming to Nintendo Switch

4A Games is bringing ultimate double game collection of Metro Redux for Nintendo Switch next month.

Originally debuted almost a decade ago on all major gaming platforms, critically-acclaimed first-person shooter survival horror game series Metro from developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver is coming to Nintendo Switch.

Later, a definitive version of two-game bundle released as Metro Redux that collects Metro 2033 and its sequel Metro: Last Light. Currently available for pre-order, Switch version will arrive by end of next month, on February 28, 2020.

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Metro Redux Coming to Nintendo Switch

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In a brief new official announcement trailer, key-aspects of Metro Redux for Switch are highlighted.




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4A Games have ported these classic remakes for Switch console from ground up including all DLC content from both games. Players will be able to choose between "Spartan" and "Survival" modes to experience main story campaign.

Ordering a physical edition from select retailers in advance will get you a Ranger Cache pre-order pack, which features a double sided alternate artwork inlay, double sided art cards, game case sleeve, pin badge set and A2 double sided poster.

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Ranger Cache Pre-Order Pack

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Metro franchise is based on novels of same name by author Dmitry Glukhovsky, where you play as Artyom, a member of Spartan Ranger who is trying to survive in a post-apocalyptic Russia and fighting mutant horrors in Moscow underground.

Metro Redux was released back in 2014 as a single package and will become available for Nintendo Switch in a 16GB cartridge. Deep Silver has also announced individual launch of both 2033 and Last Light Redux digitally on eShop.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Digital Classic Edition Free on GOG

GOG is offering Digital Classic Edition of Wasteland 2: Director's Cut as free giveaway game on PC for next two days.

A year after original launch of post-apocalyptic role-playing game Wasteland 2, developer inXile Entertainment released a "Director's Cut" enhanced version and met with favorable reception from both players and critics in general.

CD Projekt's digital distribution platform GOG is offering DRM-free version of Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Digital Classic Edition to download and play for free on PC platform in their recent Winter Sale for next 48 hours from now.

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Wasteland 2 Director's Cut Digital Classic Edition Free on GOG

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Played from a semi-overhead view, players take on role of a highly customizable character with a group of Desert Rangers for a party-based tactical combat where they fight giant killer robots to survive in Arizona from an alternate history timeline.

This heavily loaded bundle worth $11.99 comes with official digital soundtrack, concept art book, reference card, map, Director's Cut manual, Wasteland novella books and wallpapers including code for original Wasteland game from 1988.

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Check out the official cinematic trailer of Wasteland 2: Directors Cut before jumping right into its crazy world.




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This is a great opportunity to take a deep dive into Wasteland franchise and play first two games before Wasteland 3 arrives next year. Since this is a limited time offer, be sure to grab your copy before December 13, 6:00 AM PT/9:00 AM EDT.

Aside from claiming current free giveaway of GOG, you can surely take some time to check out their collection of discounted games where you can find something you like from over 2500 titles for PC that will be up until January 2, 2020.