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

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

RELATED: Hades: The High Speed Update Live Now

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.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal

First look at gripping, intense multiplayer gameplay for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is officially revealed.

Long after releasing third installment of Modern Warfare sub-series, developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision has teamed-up once again for upcoming first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, a series reboot.

Lately, Gunsmith system and Gunfight mode from multiplayer is revealed and a full gameplay showcase was announced for August 1, 2019 with more details before CoD: MW launches for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 25.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Multiplayer Gameplay Reveal

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Brand-new reveal trailer offers a look at most immersive multiplayer to date for new and old players in CoD: MW.




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Developers are aiming at providing a unified experience that assures everything will work the same on all platforms, be it single-player campaign mode or multiplayer with friends online, everyone should enjoy some badass action.

We already had an early look at 2v2 game mode titled Gunfight where people will team-up in duos and have other parties eliminated in 40 seconds. Otherwise, they will get busy defending an overtime flag and earn six points.

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Newest entry includes Cyber Attack, a 6v6 round-based mode that sends you with an EMP device to plant near enemy data center to win. Each player will have one spawn and teamwork will always be a key to finish your mission fast.

Also joining are Domination that pits two teams of 40 players to go around capturing control points and Headquarters, where a team of ten would seek various HQ to defend within maps in a king of the hill-style multiplayer mode.

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Modern Warfare brings back their iconic weapon and loadout customization for players but completely gotten rid of any Season Pass. Instead, post-launch maps and other contents will be released for free to keep everyone engaged.

Gunsmith system has brought back loadout options to define your playstyle choices that were once a core aspect of MW. Modifying your firearms can be seemingly overwhelming at first but you will get used to it with practice over time.

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Killstreak system was born in CoD: MW and is returning once again offering various rewards. Having eight kills in a row will unlock an Infantry Assault Vehicle, a light tank with a .50 cal on top to ruthlessly storm through enemy lines.

There are Perks to offer passive advantages like holding on to credit for a Killstreak even in death or being able to track nearby targets. Depending on you your preference, you can go run 'n' gunning, sniping, team support or even camping.

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Unlock Infantry Assault Vehicle

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Ahead of October 25 release, you can get into Early Access beta program exclusively on PS4 for a weekend from September 12 to 13, which will be followed by an Open Beta that runs from September 14 to 16 for all PlayStation 4 owners.

Then PC and Xbox One players would be able to get into Early Access weekend running from September 19 to 20. An all platform Open Beta arrives on September 21 that has cross-play enabled and will run till September 23.

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Since support for cross-platform play will be there from start, things will get interesting when console and PC players will finally get together or go up against each other on multiplayer, which can often led to intense scenarios.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is moving away in 2019 from many past traits and Infinity Ward is looking forward to deliver an iconic FPS game that is grounded in reality and often doesn't shy away from showing its gritty sides.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Hunt: Showdown Leaving Early Access

Spending more than a year in Early Access program, Hunt: Showdown gets full release for PC and Xbox One in August 2019.

After spending slightly more than a year on Early Access program of Steam and a few months on Xbox Game Preview, survival horror first-person shooter Hunt: Showdown is finally seeing full release on August 20, 2019 for PC and Xbox One.

By fall 2019, developer/publisher Crytek is also planning on launching this bounty hunting multiplayer shooter on PlayStation 4. Koch Media is partnering up with them for worldwide distribution of physical edition aside from digital release.

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Hunt: Showdown Leaving Early Access

RELATED: Hunt: Showdown Out On Xbox Game Preview

Back in February 2018, competitive bounty hunting title Hunt entered Early Access phase on Steam and May 2019 on Game Preview for Xbox consoles, which helped developer team to receive community feedback and work on features.

During this period, Crytek has deployed a series of patches and updates to improve player experience. According to their development roadmap, a new boss, new map, dozens of weapons and Quick Play were added into it.

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Though the game is currently priced $15.50 on Steam and $29.99 on Game Preview, it will be priced $39.99 upon release. Early backers will receive an exclusive legendary weapon skin at full launch for participating in an unfinished state.

Hunt: Showdown is an online multiplayer game integrating both PvP and PvE elements into a match-based gameplay setting where players compete to take down a supernatural boss as a Hunter character for high-end rewards.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hades: The High Speed Update Live Now

Supergiant Games dropped The Beefy Update to expand their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawling game Hades.

After spending nearly six months in Early Access program of Epic Games Store, action role-playing game Hades from developer Supergiant Games is ever so expanded and in a much more stable stage now than when it was launched.

We are in for another monthly major content update and currently, The High Speed Update has gone live with newest batch of changes. Detailed patch notes can be found through in-game menu or in official Discord channel of developers.

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Hades: The High Speed Update Live Now

RELATED: Hades: The Beefy Update Live Now

God of swiftness, Hermes enters to aid protagonist Zagreus by boosting his abilities to fight his way out of Underworld. Not only his Boons will take up any slots from perk bar but he can enhance blessings from Olympian gods to make them better.

Previously introduced Elysium zone will add new enemy types with Soul Catcher and Flame Wheels to increase your troubles. More chambers are added to this perilous biome and Thanatos received a musical theme of his own.

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Aside from a few existing Boons of godly powers from Poseidon with increased damage, Zag can receive new ones like "Battle Rage" and "Merciful End". Static Discharge and Thunder-God's Fury from Zeus has recently gotten buffed as well.

New narrative events for various characters are added while prince of Underworld gets a few lines for himself based on in-game situations. Last Stand from Athena now has reduced healing effect and Wave of Despair by Aphrodite effect area is nerfed.

RELATED: Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

Voiced by Logan Cunningham, a 12 minute-long ASMR like narrative version of patch notes is also out now.




RELATED: Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

A number of bug fixes were done including some sound effect looping issues and many other minor tweaks as usual. Supergiant has updated their upcoming development roadmap to go even bigger with their next major update.

Hades is an Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawler game that is currently available to purchase at Epic Games Store for $13.99 only. Considering how much content developers have added to it since launch, it is worth a shot at this point.

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Hunt: Showdown Out On Xbox Game Preview

First-person bounty hunting shooter Hunt: Showdown from Crytek is now available on Xbox Game Preview.

In past, developer/publisher Crytek has worked on some great games like Crysis and Ryse: Son of Rome. In recent years, they are focusing development of gothic action horror Hunt: Showdown, which is finally out now on Xbox Game Preview.

Picking key-elements of survival horror genre and blend them into match-styled shooter title for an intense atmosphere, Hunt offers exciting experience of a situation where enemies and players threatens your character all the same.

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Hunt: Showdown Out On Xbox Game Preview

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We currently have an official launch trailer at hand to get a brief look of nightmarish actions from Hunt: Showdown.




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Crytek has built up a dark setting for competitive online multiplayer gameplay of up to 10 players. Bounty hunters will be going after and slaying monstrous creatures lurking within Louisiana swamps only to be rewarded in gold.

Play solo or go duo to seek out your precious bounty using important clues spread across the in-game map while also keep your eyes open for swarms of enemies wandering around as well as fellow Hunters to get out alive with claimed prize.

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Multiplayer Bounty Hunting

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Only one can come out victorious (or two in case of teams) by surviving all odds chasing your tail to get a piece. Then rise up stakes of PvP experience by getting into Quick Play mode to compete in a 10 solo players face off with a clock ticking.

There is a huge emphasis on audio as not only it warns you in advance of enemies and bosses arrival but also gives away location of other players. However, death of your character is unfortunately permanent in each type of matches.

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Gruesome Boss Creatures

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Despite Microsoft promising of the game being Xbox One X enhanced back at E3 2018, it still doesn't have that feature yet. Given its work in progress nature, it could probably be in development to be added later at some point.

So far, Crytek has been following a community-driven development process for their first-person horror shooter Hunt: Showdown and Xbox Game Preview program will surely help them get more feedback to further polish the game over time.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Humble Store Techland Spring Sale 2019

Indie publisher Techland is celebrating "Spring Sale" on Humble Store with exclusive discounts on many of their games.

Fans of Polish developer/publisher Techland are well aware of upcoming survival horror action role-playing game Dying Light 2 and those who have yet to catch up its predecessor Dying Light from 2015 can have it now Techland Spring Sale at Humble Store.

This spring season, players can expect to enjoy some amazing discounts for a limited time on few select titles from Techland that assures you a good time with some fan-favorite games on PC platform provided via Steam keys.

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Humble Store Techland Spring Sale 2019

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Right off the bat, we can get our hands on Western-themed first-person shooter Call of Juarez from 2007 that is one of the remarkable titles from its genre and is currently available for only $2.49 at a whopping 75% reduction rate.

Then you hop in for more with fourth installment of Call of Juarez franchise in 2013, because Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is also offering a 60% price cut that lets you return to Old West for as low as $5.99 only, which is 60% off to be precise.

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Earlier, we were talking about experiencing Dying Light for an open world survival horror experience in first-person and what better way to enter a world ravaged by zombies for $15.99 at 60% discount instead of paying $39.99 full price?

Get your full dose of adrenaline-fueled rush when you already have the critically-acclaimed game with loads of downloadable content and expansion pack.


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Then get into Dying Light: Bad Blood, which is on Early Access now and up for grabs at 15%. You will begin with a Founder's Pack that includes 1000 Blood bucks in-game currency, exclusive Golden Founder's Mask and legendary skins aside from main game.

It is also possible that you are not looking for all that action and maybe want to settle for something peaceful. Then you have Pure Farming 2018 and it's Deluxe Edition for a flat 60% off now on Humble Store within May 16, 2019.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Hades: The Beefy Update Live Now

Supergiant Games launches The Beefy Update for their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawling game Hades.

Although last month developer Supergiant Games have skipped a month of update for their upcoming action role-playing game Hades that is currently in Early Access at Epic Games Store, it was winding up right around the corner to go live.

Apparently, each of their monthly fix have added more to game while working out issues pointed out by community and latest in line is The Beefy Update that comes with loads of content and expands it further to explore for players.

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Hades: The Beefy Update Live Now

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Lead character Zagreus would come across many new enemies and he is about to enter new biomes of Underworld, Elysium. He will be introduced to some gameplay enhancements, most notably his dash ability that gives him an edge over his foes.

As prince of the Underworld, Zag will have to go up against boss characters Minotaur and King Theseus when in Elysium. These two would throw a lot of mysteries and troubles on your way with unique blend of action and some storytelling of course.

RELATED: Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

Not only are a couple of new Boons added to this rogue-like dungeon crawler but its UI has been updated so you can keep track of them. Chamber Reward options are reworked a bit to offer you a better deal at receiving more power-ups.

The game is nicely structuring its afterlife realm in accordance with Greek mythology with stunning visual FX. Aside from making effect animations more fluid, Aim Assist improvements are made are made for those using controllers.

RELATED: Hades: Murder Death Kill Update Live Now

Claiming to be its biggest content fix, The Beefy Update adds new music and voice-over lines to keep par with narrative events. You will get more details on patch notes can be found in official Discord of Supergiant Games other than in-game menu.

Your call to defy god of death is greater than ever in Hades now that it is expanded in massive proportion and heading towards its endgame. This is as good as any time to jump right in to make a break out of Underworld or die trying.