Showing posts with label Epic Games Store. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Epic Games Store. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

Supergiant Games changes their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawler Hades significantly with Good Times Update.

Hell doesn't take a single day to build and knowing that, developer Supergiant Games has planned a year and a half worth long roadmap for their action role-playing game Hades for PC, which is currently an Early Access title on Epic Games Store.

They just rolled in the Good Times Update for the game today as an automatic and free download for anyone who already owns a copy with full patch notes are detailed within the in-game menu or at their official Discord.

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Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

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Since our protagonist Zagreus is a prince of the Underworld, he should be able to bend the rules around Hell a little bit more to his will using the newly added feature "Fated Authority". Just persuading the Fates to give up some varying rewards in each chamber would suffice for now.

Aside from introducing new ability tweaks and balance changes, the brand-new update sees to equip Zag with a unique rapid-fire weapon called "Adamant Rail" unlike any other firearms to unleash some real power upon every obstacle that threatens him.

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In a cursed place like Hell, anyone would seek for some blessings and Dionysus, God of Wine has been added to pantheon of Olympian Gods to freely meddle with your enemies as he pleases and bestow his blessings to help you later.

Players who are good with competing and completing challenges can now hope to earn greater rewards by heading over to a new "Infernal Gates". Only those who have overcome the greater trials in Pact of Punishment can open these gates.

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Boons of Dionysus

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New art and visual FX are included as well as numerous fully-voiced fresh narrative events for House of Hades members. Developers added future plans of their next updates to improve the hack and slash title further in title screen of the game.

Supergiant Games intends to bring more major changes soon as part of ongoing development of this rogue-like dungeon crawler and player feedbacks for Hades will surely reflect onto their next major update in the upcoming months to come.

Friday, February 8, 2019

World War Z PvPvZ Mode

Outlive the dead and living in action-packed "Player Vs. Player Vs. Zombie" mode of upcoming co-op shooter World War Z.

Set within the same universe of the titular live-action movie of 2013, third-person shooter game World War Z from developer Saber Interactive and publisher Focus Home Interactive offers much more gameplay aspects than its genre.

Aside from tackling post-apocalyptic horror of massive zombie hordes, there will be a PvP multiplayer mode but unlike their typical counterparts, the studio chose to go on a different route to make things interesting for everyone.

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World War Z PvPvZ Mode

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You can check out a preview of how the PvPvZ mode will work out in WWZ in the official trailer below.




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A number of competitive team-based combat systems are shown in the trailer and each unique type has something exciting to offer to players. Both "Scavenge Raid" and "Vaccine Hunt" are two objective based plays as their name suggests.

Swarm Deathmatch are for two groups of survivors to effectively try and eliminate others with zombies constantly getting into the mix to make things difficult than it already is. Swarm Domination is about capturing a zone by overtaking all obstacles to win points.

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King of the Hill is for either of the teams to secure a key vantage point to get advantage over enemies. Outlive the dead in a four-player cooperative effort to establish your territory over every hostile party that opposes you.

Undoubtedly, the in-game world of the title has a lot of potential to create a legacy of its own and Saber Interactive decided to play with that idea a little bit by introducing a new PvP game mode into the mix between the hunters and the hunted.

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Survivors will band together in exploring Jerusalem, New York and Moscow for refuge and supplies while fighting the undead on the go. Zombies in the game are not just fast and relentless; they can easily overwhelm a group in a few moments.

Even though World War Z has no official release date announced yet, the game is set to launch in 2019 for PC exclusively via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. WWZ is clearly looking to live up to Max Brooks' original novel it is based on and more.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Genesis Alpha One Out Now

Roguelike first-person shooter game Genesis Alpha One from Radiation Blue and Team17 is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Today, first-person shooter game with some roguelike action mechanics titled Genesis Alpha One by developer Radiation Blue and publisher Team17 is now available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for all to play throughout worldwide.

You are part of Genesis program that was created by powerful corporate forces to try and save humanity in a not so distant future. Players assume the role of a Genesis starship Captain in a journey in an unmapped region of space to find new home.

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Genesis Alpha One Out Now

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As captains of your ships, you must always stay put while you are venturing into Alpha One quadrant, watch out for obvious threats like alien infestations, looking for resources like Lithium and taking care of your spacecraft as part of an ultimate mission.

Out there, resources will be scarce and you have to get good with managing them to make ammunition for weapons or create new modules to travel with help from your trusty tractor beam and harvester to locate them through expeditions.

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Beware of Alien Threats

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Whenever players come across some supplies using the tractor beam that they can use right away, it will be added automatically to storage of your ship. Any item the harvester will pick goes to your ship deposits but refineries are needed before they are ready to use.

Since no one can hear you scream in space, players should always be cautious and looking for various types of aliens. Expect most of them to be hostile and be prepared to take them out for useful items like ammo or DNA, which you can use to create clones for assistance.

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Explore New Planets

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Combat system may come as repetitive at times but you shouldn't expect to catch on everything by jumping right in. You can make things interesting by place a pre-order for it to get Rocket Star Corporation content pack that includes exclusive weapons.

Before heading to explore Alpha One, take a glance at the official launch trailer of the game to get an overview for no reason at all.




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The game still holds much more aspects to slowly reveal to players as they make progress up ahead in their adventure within these new solar systems and even though there are scopes for improvement in future, GAO is a decent ride to instantly begin with.

Genesis Alpha One is out now on PC via Epic Games Store digital distribution outlet and will be available on Steam at January 2020. PS4 and Xbox One version of the game are accessible through PlayStation Store and Microsoft Store respectively.

Monday, January 28, 2019

Metro Exodus Will Be on Epic Games Store, Leaving Steam

Epic Games Store to include Metro Exodus, a high-profile title as their latest PC exclusive, ditching Steam.

We are less than a month away from upcoming first-person shooter game Metro Exodus to arrive for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While developer 4A Games is preparing for its launch, publisher Deep Silver had an announcement to make.

Partnering up with video game industry giant Epic Games, they are bringing the third and latest title from Metro franchise on Epic Games Store digital distribution platform and are still taking pre-orders till it finally arrives on February 15. 2019.

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Metro Exodus Will Be on Epic Games Store, Leaving Steam

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Even though PC players won't be able to purchase the game from Steam anymore on launch, any pre-order that was placed earlier for Standard Edition will be fulfilled including DLC for Gold Edition of the game through expansion pass in post-launch period.

Of course, players that previously enjoyed playing Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light would be looking for the upcoming open world FPS and the studio behind Fortnite recognized the obvious potential for the title to be on their store.

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Aside from the most obvious titles Fortnite Battle Royale and Unreal Tournament under their belt, Epic Games Store is housing exclusive titles like Ashen, Genesis Alpha One, Hades, Super Meat Boy Forever, Telltale's The Walking Dead: The Final Season and World War Z.

It was only a few weeks ago when another AAA developer/publisher Ubisoft decided to ditch Steam for The Division 2 to become an exclusive for Epic Games Store. Considering the higher revenue split as a major game changer, Deep Silver claims this to be a win for them and players.

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Recognized as a pro-developer platform, Epic Games tries to be friendly with their valued customers as well. Instead of the regular price of $59.99, the game will be priced only $49.99 at Epic Games Store, a direct result of their 88% revenue split.

For those who are wondering whether or not Metro Exodus will ever be available on Steam in the future, the publishers has come up with a press release that says, the game will return to Valve's platform and other storefronts after February 14, 2020. You can probably get it for a discounted price then.

Thursday, January 24, 2019

The Jackbox Party Pack Free on Epic Games Store Now

For a limited time, party games bundle The Jackbox Party Pack is free to download on Epic Games Store.

Putting all the good cash they earned last year after making the whole world go crazy with Fortnite and Battle Royale madness, video game developer/publisher Epic Games launched their own digital outlet Epic Games Store.

Making good of their promise of giving up a free game after each two week made during announcement, Epic Games Store has teamed up with developer/publisher Jackbox Games to offer party game title The Jackbox Party Pack for free.

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The Jackbox Party Pack Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Head over to their storefront today to grab your own copy and add a bundle of five amazing party games worth $24.99 to your library forever. Download PC version of the game using Epic Games launcher before 8:59 PM PT/11:59 PM EST of February 7, 2019.

This pack includes titles Drawful, Fibbage XL, Lie Swatter, Word Spud and You Don't Know Jack 2015. Whether or not you are into party games, TJPP can still give you a decent time when you are bored and nothing good is at hand to try out for no bucks in this deal.

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By now, Epic Games Store has treated fans with open-world survival Subnautica, indie platform title Super Meat Boy and first-person adventure game What Remains of Edith Finch. The Jackbox Party Pack is the most pricy one among the other that came before it.

Next up in Epic Games line of free giveaway is a metroidvania title Axiom Verge from 2015 by developer/publisher Thomas Happ Games, which will be available from February 7 and will be up for grabs until February 21, 2019.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

Supergiant Games changes their upcoming Early Access RPG game Hades significantly with The Chaos Update.

It has been a month since developer Supergiant Games have announced their upcoming action role-playing game Hades as an Early Access title at The Game Awards 2018 and they already are rolling in a brand-new update to introduce major changes.

The Chaos Update will be prioritizing various features to add variety to the gameplay to expand hell with more content. Before the studio moves to work on the next major update for next month, they might release a few more patches afterwards.

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Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

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What you can immediately detect is that the visual style for the lead character and prince of the Underworld, Zagreus has changed. Zag has received a makeover newly retouched animation frames to keep par with the unique outlook of the game itself.

His appearance is more flowing than ever and has gained a few new abilities as now he can briefly stun majority of foes with his dash attack. Shield of Chaos will be recharged quicker for him and Eternal Spear picked up a little speed.

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To get the Hell out of Underworld (or Hades), one would require some serious blessings and boons, which is why Primordial Chaos was included as an ancestor of the gods to offer incentives but their rather unforeseen side effects may force you to think twice.

Among the bunch of alteration they dropped are few more challenges for skilled players who already completed the game over. Pact of Punishment unleashes more sufferings to go through and a challenge from Lord Hades to slay enemies without taking hit in a "Perfect Clear".

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New Chambers Added

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Based on constant player feedbacks, the developers also fixed a few issues with bug and music, added balance changes and more than a few tweaks in features. Voiced narrative events for Achilles, Hades, Hypnos and Zagreus have been included.

Instead of bringing chaos, the update has ushered some stability to keep up the hack and slash. Aside from adding three new chambers in Asphodel and Tartarus, new enemy types like Gorgon, Skull-Crusher and Megagorgon have made it to the list.

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To get a more in-depth look into the development check out the new documentary from Noclip on how the team is bringing this epic to life.




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Anyone who has purchased a copy of the game will automatically receive The Chaos Update via the Epic Games Store and can look up to the full patch notes to discover more details within the game menu or at Discord.

Supergiant Games are planning to launch several other patches and updates for Hades until the next year and a half, developing Hell ain't an easy task. Now that they have made a better base for the title, players can only expect it to live up to its true spirit.

Thursday, January 10, 2019

What Remains of Edith Finch Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers adventure game What Remains of Edith Finch completely free for a limited time.

Back in December 2018, video game developer/publisher Epic Games have offered to do a free game giveaway for PC every two weeks until the end of the year during their official announcement for the global launch of their digital storefront Epic Games Store.

First they gave up open-world survival-adventure Subnautica from Unknown Worlds Entertainment, then there was indie platform title Super Meat Boy from Team Meat and now they are offering first-person adventure game What Remains of Edith Finch for free!

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What Remains of Edith Finch Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Starting today, January 10, you can head over straight to the storefront to claim a free copy of the game that is typically sold for $7.99 only for your own using the Epic Games launcher. However, you should claim it before 8:59 PM PT/11:59 PM EST, January 24, 2019.

Developer Giant Sparrow and publisher Annapurna Interactive were the studios responsible for the creation of the game which is about a young woman named Edith Finch and mostly based on a strange house with a family curse.

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The player character will be exploring deaths of several members of Finch family in their long abandoned house. You ought to take the role of deceased family members died in bizarre and tragic ways years ago while investigating the blight that befall upon them.

Even though the title plays out in a slow paced motion where players are on a quest to discover how a generation died of unnatural causes while reliving those memories and having Edith Finch narrating the events that took place prior gives out a lot of creepy vibe, this is still not a horror game.

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Sitting on Swing

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What Remains of Edith Finch is considered as one of the best first-person stories by critics and fans alike and having it on your collection is worth it for sure. If you have already played before and were looking forward to play again, now you have a great excuse to do that.

What up next on the list of free giveaway of Epic Games Store is The Jackbox Party Pack, a series of party games from developer/publisher Jackbox Games and it comes on January 24 to stay up till February 7, 2019.

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

The Division 2 Will Be on Epic Games Store, Not on Steam

Ubisoft will be releasing the PC version of The Division 2 through Epic Games Store while skipping Steam.

Action role-playing game The Division from developer Massive Entertainment and publisher Ubisoft is returning with an upcoming sequel; The Division 2 that is releasing on March 15, 2019 for major platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Usually, Valve's digital distribution store Steam offers people to play and purchase PC version of different video games on their platform even if the publisher have an online storefront of their own but Ubisoft is planning to skip them this time for Epic Games Store.

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The Division 2 Will Be on Epic Games Store, Not on Steam

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In a way, the game is now semi-exclusive to Epic Games to buy copies for PC version aside from the outlet of the original publisher. This recent partnership between these two companies also heralds the possibilities of multiple other titles heading to the same store.

Steam previously had a featured product page for the title listed on their site, which now simply redirects visitors to the home page since Ubisoft has no current plans with it. Any pre-order made earlier or elsewhere will still be honored though, according to the Official Blog Post.

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Epic has managed to secure exclusively for upcoming anticipated titles like Hades from Supergiant Games and The Walking Dead: The Final Season from Skybound Games within only a month after entering the marketplace by launching their game store.

Of course, the 88% revenue split Epic Games are offering has a lot to do with Ubisoft migrating to them but it have the consumers concerned with a lot of issues like lack of local currency support, bad refund policy and no visible user review. Don't believe us? Check out the Twitter thread for yourself.

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Several big-name company of the industry like Activision has launched Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on Battle.net exclusively and Bethesda Softworks walked the same way with Fallout 76 through their own launcher, probably to have more control over the distribution.

Place your pre-order now for Standard, Gold or Ultimate editions of The Division 2 on Epic Games Store to secure your access to Private Beta that is coming soon. Both of these companies are seemingly more than confident that moving away from Steam won't hurt the sales.