Showing posts with label Early Access. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Early Access. Show all posts

Friday, March 20, 2020

Tomb Raider, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and More Free on Steam Now

Square Enix and Steam is giving away a bunch of free games for PC gamers to keep them home amidst a global pandemic of COVID-19.

Even though you may not see Valve Corporation giving out free games to players on their digital distribution storefront Steam for PC platform very often like Epic Games do in a weekly fashion, there are times when they really offer some.

To keep gamers safe in self-isolation amidst Coronavirus outbreak, publisher Square Enix and Steam is offering two Tomb Raider games along with few other titles to claim before March 24, 12:00 AM PDT, so that you can stay home and play.

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Tomb Raider, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris and More Free on Steam Now

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This limited time free giveaway includes 2013 reboot of action-adventure game Tomb Raider, which is joined by a 2014 spin-off title, Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris, both you can claim from either Square Enix store or on Steam.

Don't shy away from checking out go-to party game Drawful 2 from Jackbox Games and get it before April 11. Also, grab Deiland within March 24 and party game Headsnatchers ahead of March 22 before they are not for free anymore.

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Early Access multiplayer shooter Goat of Duty is a spoof to Call of Duty series with armed goats engage in fast-paced action. If you are up to trolling your friends online, you must give it a try as you can have it for free until March 31, 2020.

Classic puzzle game Pleasure Puzzle:Portrait is offered as well for you to add this to your collection prior to March 27, 2:00 AM PDT. Although, many of these titles may not be your cup of tea but it sure won't hurt to have them for free.

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Now that entire world is dealing with COVID-19 outbreak, people need something to lessen their boredom of staying home and what better ways to do that than getting busy gaming and go out solving fictional crisis on fantasy kingdoms?

Unfortunately, these standard edition titles are available only for gamers on PC platforms and not for consoles. However, they are yours to keep forever once you add them to your library before given time unlike free weekend deals.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Dying Light: Bad Blood Free for Original Game Players

Techland offers free copy of Dying Light: Bad Blood on Steam for owners of Dying Light, to celebrate its fifth anniversary.

Much to dismay of many fans of open-world survival horror game franchise Dying Light; developer Techland has recently announced an unfortunate delay for an indefinite period of time to release upcoming Dying Light 2.

Today is marking fifth year anniversary of its series debut and therefore, Techland is celebrating this occasion by offering a free copy of Dying Light: Bad Blood on Steam to everyone who owns a copy of the original game on any version.

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Dying Light: Bad Blood Free for Original Game Players

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With a purchased copy of Dying Light on PC, PlayStation 4 or Xbox One platforms, eligible players can go visit docket site of Techland to claim a limited time free Steam code for a copy on PC now and extend their experience.

Bad Blood is an Early Access game for PC, launched by same studio on September 2018 and is typically sold for $19.99 only. Its gameplay mechanics is a mix of PvP and PvE elements for Survivors to fight alone or make some friends.

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You will only require creating an account to register or just log into an existing one to link your Microsoft, PS4 or Steam account. Before you do, make sure that you have played the game for a while for a banner to show up with instructions.

Bad Blood features core mechanics of brutal melee combat and parkour movements in a competitive multiplayer. Other than engaging your rival in direct conflict, you can always try to avoid them by outrunning or outsmarting them.

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Set within same dystopian universe of Dying Light, it adopts a very early concept of battle royale genre of games where you would compete for a last man standing competition between 12 players in a perilous zombie-infested area.

Moving away from Dead Island survival horror series, Techland saw an immense support from dedicated player community of Dying Light over years and they wanted to show their appreciation with giveaway of Dying Light: Bad Blood.

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Totally Accurate Battle Simulator Free on Epic Games Store Now

On seventh day of yearend giveaway, wacky physics-based game Totally Accurate Battle Simulator comes to Epic Games Store.

Rolling out loads of free games on digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store for a whole year, Epic Games have decided to extend their generosity with 12 days of free games on PC platform while having a Holiday Sale ongoing.

Contrary to what was presumed earlier as Kingdom: New Lands, simulation title Totally Accurate Battle Simulator by developer/publisher Landfall Games joins Epic Store on seventh day of their yearend giveaway for 24 hours.

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Totally Accurate Battle Simulator Free on Epic Games Store Now

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War has changed and evolved throughout history that players can experience playing ragdoll physics-based strategy game TABS. Players build a unit of their own weird and wobbly-looking soldiers to fight opposing sides to a standstill.

There is a price limit in each level and as long as you do not cross it, you can keep adding more troops. You can get weapons to unlock new units and use unit creator for some customization as well to indulge into the madness of war.

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Though currently in Early Access, TABS has nine playable factions, battle creator and 18 maps to play in four campaigns. Sandbox mode has no price limits or whatsoever and gives players full control of both sides engaging in battle.

Whether or not things have gone like this way in past, it wouldn't possibly hurt you to try out wacky tactics of Totally Accurate Battle Simulator since EGS is giving out a free copy to anyone with a free account right now.

Friday, December 13, 2019

PlanetSide Arena to Shutdown Online Server

Developers at Daybreak Games announced to shut down PlanetSide Arena servers by next month.

Originally announced back in December 2018, massively multiplayer online first-person shooter title PlanetSide Arena was launched on Steam Early Access on September 2019 and despite being a free-to-play game, has struggled to gain players.

After constantly losing players for past few months following its debut, developer/publisher Daybreak Game Company has finally made an official announcement of shutting down all of its servers by January 10, 2020, 5:00 PM PST/8:00 PM EDT.

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PlanetSide Arena to Shutdown Online Server

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Despite aiming with an ambitious vision to arrange large-scale combat among players online through various game modes, current state of player count for their game will not make it possible for them to continue anymore.

Developers at Daybreak already had a year one roadmap planned out for the multiplayer shooter spin-off to PlanetSide 2 that was aiming at 250 on 250 deathmatch but now, that is not going to happen anymore after server shut down.

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It started with a concurrent player number above one thousand and it started to fall gradually over time. At one point last month, there was only one participant logged in, which is an all-time low for a game that should have much more.

There was a plan to launch a PlayStation 4 version alongside Steam release this summer but that has seemingly been cancelled as well. Arena suffered from lack of players and that is due to a very generic gameplay style, which feels dated.

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Daybreak also offered refunds to all players who made any purchase in Early Access period and trying to make sure they get automatically get their money back in their Steam Wallet when all servers are eventually shut down next month.

All DLC and virtual currency for PlanetSide Arena are now removed from store but players can still spend any in-game money they have until January. When the game was initially delayed in January, everyone got refunds for pre-order bundles.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Hades: Welcome to Hell Update Live Now

Supergiant Games rolled out Welcome to Hell Update for Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawler title Hades.

Announced a year ago at The Game Awards 2018, rogue-like dungeon crawler title Hades from developer Supergiant Games has debuted on Early Access program of Epic Games Store for PC platform and made impressive progress so far.

Aside from growing a dedicated player community, considerable amount of content has been added through regular monthly updates. Supergiant has recently released Welcome to Hell, a major patch for this month to add more change.

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Hades: Welcome to Hell Update Live Now

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Whether there are new enemy types or newly included territory of Underworld, players can always find its gameplay evolving and to keep up with that trait, latest update will either make Hell more of a suffering or an easy ride.

Newcomers can now try out "God Mode" if they wish to explore further into narrative and not so much of action. Seasoned veterans however can roll up their sleeves to test their skill set in "Hell Mode" by shedding the fear of dying.

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Getting in touch with characters and forming bonds with them would earn you Legendary Keepsakes that are truly of great value. As usual, more story events and voice lines will be included than any previous content updates.

Fated List has a long record of unavoidable yet minor prophecies that needs fulfilling, which comes with rewards of course. No bounty rewards are given up on random anymore but all of them are specific for various regions of Hell.

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Some minor fixes and quality-of-life changes are just there for players to be thankful for. For more detailed description of full patch notes, you can look up to official Discord channel of Supergiant Games or see in-game menu.

By next week, Hades will join Steam Early Access on December 10, 2019 after spending a timed exclusivity period of one year at Epic Store. With more updates on the way, it now has a planned full release window set for Q3 or Q4 2020.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Hades: The Superstar Update Live Now

Supergiant Games released their game-changing latest Superstar Update for rogue-like dungeon crawler Hades.

Ever since developer Supergiant Games released their upcoming action role-playing game Hades on Early Access of Epic Games Store last year, they've been tirelessly working to add more content through regular update.

As a result of each new patch, the god of the dead has expanded his territory of Underworld a bit further and most recently, The Superstar Update has just arrived to make battling out of Hell even more interesting than it ever was.

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Hades: The Superstar Update Live Now

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Every past incarnation of weapons would be revealed to players upon unlocking almighty weapon aspects. Pact of Punishment has been reworked and now comes with brand-new endgame challenge for some precious bounty.

Main protagonist Zagreus is a prince of the Underworld, who is on the run from ways of his father. Only his Olympian relatives came forward to help him with boons and blessings, which are now adjusted slightly in terms of effectiveness.

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Many issues are now solved by its creators by listening to fan-community and Supergiant Games continues their active development of Hades to provide a wholesome experience for everyone who started new or been there from start.

Boss characters Minotaur got some change in his attack timing just to make his encounters more effective against Zag. A tragic subplot of Eurydice and Orpheus is added with narrative events as highlights of Superstar update.

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Regular host of balance changes and visual improvements are always a vital part of each major updates as well. More characters and enemies inspired from Greek mythology with fresh new features are what making the game a better version of itself.

Hades is also coming to Early Access program of Steam on December 10, 2019, thus ending its time exclusivity period on Epic Store and is offering digital copy of original game soundtracks for those ordering before October 15.

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Hades Comes to Steam Early Access

After a year of exclusivity at Epic Games Store, Hades finally comes to Steam Early Access on December.

Back in December 2018, rogue-like dungeon crawler game Hades from developer Supergiant Games debuted in Early Access program of Epic Games Store as a launch title after it was officially revealed at The Game Awards 2018.

In a surprise reveal in celebration of their 10th anniversary today, developers have announced that their newest action role-playing title will be joining Steam Early Access with a planned release date set for December 10, 2019.

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Hades Comes to Steam Early Access

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Hades saw launch on Epic Store as one of their major exclusive title from creators of acclaimed indie games like Bastion and Transistor. Players who are familiar with those games can easily relate to some of their core aesthetics.

Developers are working pretty closely with player community in terms of balancing issues, bug fixes and those feedbacks clearly reflects on six major updates that the team has rolled out so far, almost doubling its overall content.

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Based on popular Greek myth, players assume the role of immortal prince of Underworld, Zagreus to hack and slash your way out of his clutches. During this quest, he receives powerful Boons from Olympian deities to boost his abilities.

Though you have support from Mount Olympus, making it out of Hell will be still quite hard even with magic powers that Zag wields. You would come across enemies to challenge your skills but you can pet the Hell dog, Cerberus to relieve stress.

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Early Access games often heavily rely on player support and therefore, Supergiant Games will giveaway digital copy of original soundtracks of the game as complimentary bonus to anyone who will purchase it before October 15.

Supergiant has been adding new enemies, levels, weapons and more with regular monthly content updates from very beginning. Still in development, Hades is currently expecting to leave Early Access by second half of 2020.

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Hades: The Big Bad Update Live Now

Early Access rogue-like action RPG title Hades receives The Big Bad Update by developer Supergiant Games.

In a running effort to develop Hell, Supergiant Games is rolling out regular patches for Early Access action role-playing game Hades on Epic Games Store and The Big Bad Update has now gone live to further expand Underworld territory.

Lead character Zagreus is on a never ending battle to get out of Hell only to be opposed by new bosses, unforeseen dangers and deadly enemies at each turn and current major update is here to make his journey more exciting for players.

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Hades: The Big Bad Update Live Now

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In his way to ditch Underworld, protagonist Zag would come across Temple of Styx biome passages at its edge. You should be on lookout for enemies trying to sneak on you and never forget about those deadly traps as well.

Newest enemy Gigantic Vermin, Satyr Cultists and more makes their debut but luckily for you, more divine aid from Olympian gods are there to call upon. Also, they have a few more powerful blessings to help you escaping god of death.

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Not only can you call for more godly favor from Olympian deities than ever before but you are allowed to use up full power of God Gauge now. Pool of Purging will let you get rid of few unwanted Boon and get some coin instead.

Both Minotaur and Theseus have their health reduced, giving you less of a struggle to defeat them. Most importantly, Zagreus can now pet Cerberus, his hound of hell who despite being a fierce-looking creature is a very good boy.

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More narrative events and music tracks are added with essential balance changes and tweaks as usual. Art and visual FX gets some reworked touch in terms of character animations, environment set, main menu and textures.

The Big Bad Update marks a major upgrade for isometric rogue-like dungeon crawler title Hades by developer Supergiant Games and you can find detailed patch notes in their official Discord channel aside from in-game menu.