Showing posts with label First-Person Shooter. Show all posts
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Friday, January 18, 2019

OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Delayed Again

Already delaying the launch date for PS4 or Xbox One version of OVERKILL's The Walking Dead to 2019, Starbreeze has now postponed the release.

Whenever a new media franchise based on The Walking Dead is in works, it causes an extra hype among fans and same was the case for first-person shooter OVERKILL'S The Walking Dead from developer Overkill Software and publisher Starbreeze Publishing.

However, things weren't quite good for them in overall as they had to delay the release date of PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version of the game while only the PC version came out in time, followed by a missed sales target. Now the launch date for console versions is delayed again.

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OVERKILL's The Walking Dead for Consoles Delayed Again

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Originally OTWD was scheduled to release on all three major platforms on November 6, 2018 but only the Windows version came out in due date and release for both Microsoft and Sony consoles got delayed to February 2019.

Without detailing much, Starbreeze has recently announced that they are currently evaluating performance of the game on consoles and it was just a brief news release for company investors, so we don't know about the specific reason behind the delay.

RELATED: OVERKILL's The Walking Dead Missed Sales Targets

The project has a long history of delays following its initial announcement back in August 2014 through Payday 2 community page on Steam. They estimated a release date for January 2016 that got pushed to the next year and then November 2018 launch date saw another setback for this year.

Overkill's The Walking Dead is a co-op FPS title featuring four new characters named Aidan, Grant, Heather and Maya who work together to survive in a post-apocalypse Washington, D.C. from hordes of flesh-eating zombies and hostile marauders.

Monday, January 14, 2019

Battlefield V: Tides of War Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes Release Date

Tides of War Chapter 2 will hit Battlefield V with new Grand Operation, Squad Conquest, Rush mode and more.

Fans of Battlefield series had quite high hopes for the newly released installment of the first-person shooter, Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts but the title is not doing well at all and people are clearly disappointed.

However, EA continues to roll out new contents to keep the players engaged and upcoming Tides of War Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes will be available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One from January 17 as a part of their continued effort.

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Battlefield V: Tides of War: Lighting Strikes Release Date

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Before heading over to the details, check out the brand-new trailer showcasing the highlighting points of Chapter 2: Lighting Strikes.




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If you have already played the Panzerstorm map or the single-player "The Last Tiger" war story from Chapter 1: Overture, you are going to love what Chapter 2: Lightning Strikes offers. People will get new combat experiences and more rewards than before.

The frontline of World War II was full of intense combat and if you are a fan of that, the classic Conquest mode is coming as more aggressive and fast-paced. Squad Conquest has now become 8v8 map domination mode but with limited respawns.

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Squad Conquest Mode

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Want to keep up the same pace? The re-vamped Rush mode pits two team for a 16v16 race to stay ahead of each other, where attackers will try and arm multiple bombs while the defenders try to stop them from achieving this goal with unlimited respawns.

Both Squad Conquest and Rush mode returns only for a limited time, so you shouldn't probably want to miss them out. New multiplayer experience of Grand Operations offers to relive some historical battles that took place in Belgium on several maps and modes.

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Combined Arms Co-Op Mode

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Fans of squad play can get a co-op mode that tests their skill in Combined Arms, which lets players to team-up with up to three friends to run through more than a few locations looking for different objectives and challenges as they go.

You are allowed to adjust your own difficulty levels as you go after objectives and learning variables of each Class, so that you can figure out which role would suit you best for the squad. Whether you want to learn basic fundamentals or push yourself, it would work just fine.

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New Company Gear

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Aside from lots of new game experiences and improvements, BV brings you weekly challenges and XP rewards to increase your rank within Chapter 2. Also, don't forget the inclusion of new Emblems, Dog Tags, skins and weapons that comes along for you to unlock.

The best part of this ongoing experience with Tides of War is that there are no paid DLC or whatsoever. Every Battlefield V player can access this content for free and they are available for all editions of the game just as DICE promised before launch.

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.

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Bungie Acquires Destiny from Activision

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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.



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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.

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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.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle Announced

A special edition Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle is up for pre-order now that comes with Metro Redux as well.

Only a month away from releasing Metro Exodus, the latest installment from the first-person shooter survival horror series Metro by developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver will be getting a special Xbox One X bundle to help you survive the apocalypse.

Microsoft has recently announced to launch Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle that comes with both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light as well as the upcoming title. After the game comes out on February 15, 2019, this special bundle will be available right from next day.

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Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle Announced

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Players will discover themselves onto the midst of the ruins of a now-dead dead Moscow and take on a journey to survive the hostile surroundings under harsh conditions. Metro Saga allows you access to full-game downloads of the entire trilogy to start from the very beginning of the franchise.

Not only the bundle would be great for those who really want to play those first two titles and catch up to the series, people who have played them long ago will also appreciate the games as they are remastered to enjoy on modern day consoles.

RELATED: Metro Exodus Release Date

Deep Silver and Microsoft only plans on to pit players on the boots of Artyom who and his wife Anna are to face new threats like fight a Nazi-like fascist cult out of their underground shelter. We are not sure if there would be any more titles up next but Metro Exodus is going to be epic.

Just so that you can be a part of humanity’s survival in a world created by novelist Dmitry Glukhovsky, the console comes with 4K Ultra HD and with HDR support. The bundle includes a 1TB Xbox One X console and an Xbox Wireless Controller.

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Metro Redux Pack

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To make sure that you get more value for your money, there is 1 month worth of initial trials of Xbox Game Pass and Xbox Live Gold services from Microsoft, where you can enjoy a catalog of over 100 select games and one of the best online multiplayer experiences.

You can start placing your pre-order of Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle today for $499.99 only at Microsoft Store or your nearest retailer. As most powerful among the current-gen console, your quest to find salvation on Soviet surface couldn't be more exciting on any other platform.

Metro Exodus Story Trailer

The premise of Metro Exodus is highlighted in the story trailer of the game released lately with some gameplay highlights.

Upcoming Metro Exodus moves premise from the first two titles of the first-person shooter Metro game series, Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light to take players on a journey of survival that is outside the tunnels of Moscow.

Recently, developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver has come up with a story trailer to shed more lights on the plot now that the game is only a month away to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 15, 2019.

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Metro Exodus Story Trailer

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Check out the official story trailer of the game to get prepared in advance to take a trip to the Soviet wasteland full of hostiles.




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Following the nuclear war of 2013, everything has been laid to waste and protagonist Artyom and his crew of Spartans tries to survive against all odds in a post-apocalyptic Russia even on 2036, after 26 year later of the war.

After fighting for so long beneath the surface, the survivors decide to leave the safety of underground tunnels and will be traveling on a train, the Aurora. They all head to the east for the Ural Mountains and face feral mutants on their way just like always.

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This second sequel of the franchise has twice the amount of content than its predecessor Last Light and Artyom's wife, Anna is returning to take part in the action while she narrates their current status quo where she no longer remembers what life was like before.

A few other characters were given a short glimpse of and it seems like they all have gotten involved in some sort of power struggle that forced them to leave the safety of their former sanctuary and go out in the open dystopia.

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Journey to Ural Mountains

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Deep Silver and Microsoft has also announced Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle that comes with a 1TB console with the entire trilogy from the series, now available for pre-order. This is a great way to catch up to the prior titles before jumping on board with the latest release.

Metro Exodus will be competing with some of the major titles like Anthem, Crackdown 3 and Far Cry: New Dawn in a jam-packed February 2019 release window. However, given the dedicated fan-following they have, it can still fare on its own.

PlayStation Now Adds Prey and More

PS Now has added Prey, Project Cars 2 and more titles to Sony's game-streaming service in January 2019.

We are more than a week into January 2019 and PlayStation Now game-streaming service has added nine new games to their New Year lineup, courtesy of Sony Entertainment. The ever growing library of the cloud-based gaming service is just getting bigger.

In a massive collection of over 700 streamable games, players on PlayStation 4 can now get their hands on over 275 games for their consoles that they can either download to their devices to play later or directly stream at will.

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PlayStation Now Adds Prey and More

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Leading the top of the list is a 2017 first-person shooter game Prey from developer Arkane Studios and publisher Bethesda Softworks. A spiritual successor to System Shock, the game follows the adventures of protagonist Morgan Yu on board space station Talos I.

A science experiment gone wrong has ruined the station and Yu is now being hunted down by horrific aliens. Although he has some pretty awesome mind-bending abilities, there is an arsenal of unique and deadly weapons in his disposal to survive the onslaught.

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You can never be too busy to take a few moments off to look at the official launch trailer for Prey before heading over to Talos I.




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Other glorious titles that join the race are Chess Ultra, God Eater 2: Rage Burst, Lock's Quest, Metro 2033 Redux, Onechanbara Z2: Chaos and Project Cars 2. Skydrift and Thunder Wolves among these are available for PlayStation 3 platform.

Considering upcoming FPS title Metro Exodus is only a month away from release, you can simply take a tour of post-apocalyptic Moscow in Metro 2033 Redux to freshen up memories. Japanese action game God Eater 2 and tower defense game Lock's Quest looks like a lot of fun as well.

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PlayStation Now Hit Games in December 2018

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Also games like Civilization Revolution, Elder Scrolls Online: Tamriel Unlimited, For Honor, Mafia III, Mortal Kombat, NBA 2K16, Red Dead Redemption, Sniper Elite 4, Steep and WWE 2K16 remains the most played games on PS Now during the month of December.

With so many exquisite games available for download and local play feature enabled; this may be a great time for you to try out the 7-Day Free Trial for PlayStation Now. Of course, this trail offer is valid for new subscribers only as the current members are enjoying their subscription already.

Blizzard Confirms Overwatch Soldier: 76 to Be Gay

Blizzard subtly confirms another Overwatch hero to be a LGBTQ character within the fictional universe but there is more!

Although team-based multiplayer first-person shooter title Overwatch is not a game where players dive in for some story, it is really nice to enjoy when developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment adds a little bit of lore with animated shorts or single issue comics.

This adds back-story to certain characters and helps establish the fictional world the game is set on, which is one of the reasons why those little pieces mean a lot. Blizzard has come up with a short story titled "Bastet" that has to do with the sexuality of a character from Overwatch universe.

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Blizzard Confirms Overwatch Soldier: 76 to Be Gay

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The new visual story "Bastet" (not a comic though) bounty hunter Ana meets Jack Morrison AKA Soldier: 76 on the streets of Cairo and takes him to her hideout as he was wounded. None of them knew if the other is alive until this point following the destruction of their headquarters in Switzerland.

Jack was reminiscing about the old days and handed her a small stack of photos where she noticed a dark-haired man by his side in one of them. Jack identifies the person as Vincent, someone he had a relationship with when he was younger and then the plot continues.

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Jack Were With Vincent

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Previously, Blizzard has revealed the sexuality of their Damage hero Tracer from the known universe, where she is depicted to be a lesbian through a comic-book during Christmas 2016 that was about her spending holiday time with her girlfriend Emily.

However, the matter of LGBTQ representation in case of Soldier: 76 seem a bit out of place and unsatisfying. The confirmation from lead writer of the game Michael Chu about the relationship of Jack and Vincent feels a lot like J.K. Rowling's proclamation about Dumbledore being gay all along.

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If you have been following up about Blizzard Entertainment lately, then you already know that they are having a bad time with the fans right after the Diablo Immortal debacle from BlizzCon 2018 and then many of their original founders are leaving the company now after massive stock plummeting.

Most recently, the hero shooter faced a scandal surrounding a fake Overwatch player named Ellie who leaves the league team Second Wind due to harassment but then turn out to be a "social experiment" set up by streamers.

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Tracer Revealed to Be Lesbian

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So, even though the developers were quick to jump off to tackle this strange situation and confirmed Soldier: 76 to be gay is not because they are so diverse and inclusive about the game's cast but to score some virtue signaling points from minor communities.

Of course, it matters a lot to players from LGBTQ community, many of whom can now relate to the character more than ever and will even feel more driven towards Overwatch but without any previous indication of his sexuality anywhere else only makes their desperation obvious to everyone.

Monday, December 17, 2018

Escape from Tarkov Devs Silence YouTuber With DMCA Takedown

Escape from Tarkov developer Battlestate Games issues DMCA takedowns to stop YouTuber over false accusations.

Although copyright law Digital Millennium Copyright Copyright Act was originally intended to help content creators fight violations, it has a history of abuse as well. Things turned ugly this time between a Russian developer studio and a YouTuber.

Multiplayer tactical shooter title Escape from Tarkov developer team Battlestate Games have recently created a huge controversy within gaming community by issuing 47 DMCA claims on YouTube videos posted on the channel Eroktic.

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Battlestate Games Silence YouTuber With DMCA Takedown

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Recently, Eroktic received two copyright complaints targeting videos where the owner of the YouTube gaming channel discussed about an alleged security breach that could affect the user base of the game, based on information received from third-party.

The developers however, disproves of this claim and characterized them as misinformation and then to put a stop to these claims spreading any further, they submitted DMCA takedown claims against the videos posted on the channel to make them disappear.

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DMCA is actually designed to address copyright infringement and not to resolve other disputes, which was a problem in this case. One of the clips actually had seven seconds of in-game footage of Escape from Tarkov that comes under fair use but without any further investigation, they were taken down.

To make sure Eroktic will not be talking about their incompetence or spread "misinformation" anymore, Battlestate Games goes further to issue claims over 47 more videos from the esteemed channel that has no infringing material or whatsoever.

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They took Facebook to address the ongoing issue to the community but that didn't end well as you can see in the post below.



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The studio claims that user information such as passwords and personal details has not been leaked from their company database and Eroktic has falsely stated otherwise in his videos, thus damaging the company reputation.

Battlestate also said later that misinformation was only a partial reason for striking those videos and their primary concern was actually a potential "negative hype" that could've caused by them and that is how they are justifying their takedown actions.

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The problem with the DMCA act is that any infringement is an infringement regardless of the intent of both parties and that gives developers and publishers the opportunity to make such claims and looks like the studio in question is simply abusing the loophole.

To show solidarity with Eroktic channel, one of Battlestate's affiliated content creators OnepegMG has resigned while another influencer known as "Klean" decided not to continue creating his popular podcast Talking Tarkov anymore.

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Though many are alleging sites and YouTubers of clickbaiting as they are talking about the fiasco, we believe this is the one of the most effective way to reach out to the community. In fact, channels like BigfryTV and TheQuartering are fighting to get those strikes removed and help a fellow content creator.

Last year, YouTube star Felix Kjellberg AKA PewDiePie came under fire from co-founder of Firewatch developer Campo Santo after using a racial slur on a stream playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and threatened to issue DMCA takedown if he uses their content in any videos.