Showing posts with label First-Person Shooter. Show all posts
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Thursday, January 16, 2020

Hunt: Showdown Comes to PS4

Crytek announces Hunt: Showdown release date for PlayStation 4 version, featuring cross-play with Xbox One.

Starting from February 2018, developer/publisher Crytek has worked their way through Early Access phase of survival horror first-person shooter game Hunt: Showdown to its full release on PC via Steam and Xbox One platform.

Last year, Crytek revealed plans to launch a PlayStation 4 version of their poplar multiplayer shooter by fall 2019 but that got delayed unfortunately and recently, they announced an official release date set for February 18, 2020.

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Hunt: Showdown Comes to PS4

RELATED: Hunt: Showdown Out On Xbox One

Partnering up with Koch Media for retail and digital release of console versions worldwide has allowed developers to focus on regular updates and on launch day, players on PS4 will have support for cross-play with Xbox version.

By next year, more content update will eventually roll out on all platforms including new events, Legendary Hunters and weapons. Physical Edition of Hunt for Xbox One consoles will arrive on same day of its PS4 release next month.

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Crytek has previous experience of working on popular FPS genre franchises like Crysis and Far Cry. They have mixed up elements from both PvP and PvE game types for their latest endeavor for a unique bounty hunting shooter IP.

Hunt: Showdown is a competitive shooter title that allows 12-players to go solo or team-up in hunting down ghoulish monsters. Track them down and execute them for handsome rewards but be aware of being double-crossed any time.

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.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch Leaked

A recent leak on Taiwanese rating board suggests BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch is coming soon.

Right after recent confirmation from publisher 2K Games of a new BioShock game being in works under developer Cloud Chamber, series fans are excited about this acclaimed first-person shooter franchise once again in years.

Lately, a leak from Taiwanese Ratings Board shows BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch is rated in Taiwan. There are individual listings for Switch release of BioShock, BioShock 2 and BioShock Infinite but all without any launch dates.

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BioShock: The Collection for Nintendo Switch Leaked

RELATED: New BioShock Game in Development by Cloud Chamber

This definitive collection was originally released back in 2016 for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms as a bundle of remastered versions of BioShock trilogy including all bonus contents and related single-player DLC packs.

There was rumor for past few years that 2K is secretly working on next installment of the series, which has been revealed to be true earlier. Maybe a reintroduction to older titles is their strategy of renewing players' interest in BioShock saga.

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Among many notable key-features of these titles, multiplayer mode of BioShock 2 would not likely to be included though. Currently, titular remastered collection for Switch has been listed on shooter genre with no other major details.

Taiwanese ratings board generally serves as an equivalent of ESBR in video game market region for Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. Often times, leaks discovered on their website eventually turns into an official announcement.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Second Trailer

Nintendo usually showcase all of their upcoming third-party Switch titles ahead of release at Nintendo Direct video presentation. It is also possible for all three games to make their debut on Switch console as individual release.

From BioShock of 2007 to 2013's Infinite, all three games of the series were developed by Irrational Games. 2K Games didn't clarify whether their latest title in development is a mainline entry or a reboot but it surely is a significant one.

Doom Eternal Second Trailer

Witness an all-new official trailer for Doom Eternal and see Doomguy raze Hell by tearing up demon hordes.

Just like its 1993 original predecessor, 2016 reboot of first-person shooter game Doom has been a great success for developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks, leading them to work on a sequel titled Doom Eternal.

Previously set to release nearing end of 2018, its launch date for Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One has been pushed to March 20, 2020. With more story bits, Bethesda its second official trailer a few months ahead of launch.

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Doom Eternal Second Trailer

RELATED: Doom Eternal Delayed to March 2020

In latest Doom Eternal trailer, major enemies like Gladiator and Marauder are shown alongside Crucible in action.




RELATED: Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

Hell on Earth is unleashed all of a sudden when demonic forces start popping up from portals everywhere. To save humanity from total annihilation, Doomguy makes his imminent return from his unfortunate exile in a capsule.

Needless to say, this is the fateful day that all demons have feared till date to face when Doom Slayer comes to collect. Though he has not many words to express his disgust at them, his heavy firepower and mighty fists will do.

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Before jumping into a streak of unending hostilely, a silhouette of main protagonist is briefly seen. Some quick gameplay displays more creative ways to ensure loads of glory kills during his encounter with many new and old enemy types.

Aside from his wide-range of arsenal to rip and tear through hordes of demons, our beloved space marine will be wielding sword-like artifact known as Crucible to slice off all unearthly demonic filth and probably close portals to Hell.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Though recent trailer is largely focused on single-player campaign, there will hopefully be another one on brand-new multiplayer Battlemode of this rebooted sequel that has been one of the most-anticipated games of 2020.

Doom Eternal has also been hinted to arrive on Nintendo Switch at some point but there is no official release date yet. Pre-order bonus includes bonus level, digital download for Doom 64, Doot Revenant and Throwback Shotgun skin.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

In a latest update, Bethesda adds 60 FPS, quick saves and add-on support for classic Doom games re-releases.

In a rather surprising move, classic first-person shooter games Doom, Doom II and Doom 3 were re-released back in July 2019 during keynote events of QuakeCon for Android, iOS, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Even though they were well received, these games were not without some shortcomings in terms of save functions and visuals but a recent update from publisher Bethesda Softworks has attempted to address them on all platforms.

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Doom and Doom 2 Gets 60 FPS Support

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According to official press release, both Doom and Doom 2 is getting native 60 FPS support from its original 35 FPS cap. This drastic increase of frame rates will let Slayers roam more freely around circles of Hell shooting demons.

To help out many enthusiastic speedrunners and survivors of Nightmare difficulty, Quick Save has been enabled. At any point, pause the game and start instantly from your Load Game using L/L1/LB buttons depending on your platform.

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Add-on feature will enable players to enjoy additional content, which are free to download. Community episodes and megawads for these games from a curated list will be included, with more coming soon based on fan feedback.

This update also offers original campaign SIGIL by Doom co-creator and renowned designer John Romero along with two map packs TNT: Evilution and The Plutonia Experiment that came out on launch of Final Doom back in 1996.

RELATED: Doom Eternal Delayed to March 2020

Moreover, expected features like Aspect Ratio, Brightness options, improved Level Select function, performance optimization, quality-of-life adjustments, Quick Weapon Select feature and split-screen HUD are newly added as well.

Aside from reviving old-school titles of Doom franchise, Bethesda is working with developer id Software on a sequel to 2016 series reboot titled Doom Eternal that is currently scheduled to arrive on March 20, 2020 for all major platforms.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Superhot Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is offering PC version of Superhot on third day of 12 days of free games giveaway program.

In a march to end year 2019, Epic Games has announced to giveaway more games on Epic Games Store for any players to grab a copy on PC platform for rest of the days of 2019 while they are having a Holiday Sale for everyone.

On their third entry in 12 days of free games program for rest of the year, Epic Store is currently offering 2016 first-person shooter game Superhot from independent developer/publisher Superhot Team for a 24 hours time period.

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Superhot Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Despite belonging to FPS genre, the game follows a unique mechanics where time passes at normal speed only when player character is moving, thereby allowing one to come up with a strategy before making any move.

Overall game design takes a minimalist art style that presents all enemies into shards of red polygons and dark color for weapons. In a white and grey surrounding, you will fight your way out with no healing or ammo drop of any sort.

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There is an Endless mode feature for anyone to test how long they can last against a limitless horde of enemies. Challenge mode will amp up combat difficulty by forcing you to fight with bare hands without any set time frame.

Inclusion of Superhot on today's Epic Games Store freebie list was sort of predicted earlier by many curious eyes on Twitter when a cryptic teaser was posted yesterday and similarly, EGS has posted another puzzling image for what comes tomorrow.

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Borderlands 3: Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot Out Now

Score your biggest loot in latest Borderlands 3: Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot DLC, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

After recent celebration of Halloween themed event Bloody Harvest for action role-playing first-person shooter Borderlands 3, developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games brings some more content for players to enjoy.

Today, this popular loot shooter of 2019 gets some exciting new challenges to take on with its first of four paid DLC packs titled Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Borderlands 3: Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot Out Now

RELATED: Borderlands 3 Gameplay Reveal

Look out for heroes of BL3 to return exploring new worlds out of Pandora to score biggest prize of their career.




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Vault Hunters who played through Borderlands 2 surely remembers maniacal Handsome Jack, who is long dead now. Despite his demise, Jack left a mass of Loader Bots back at his space station casino, The Handsome Jackpot.

After all these years, his vengeful ex Mad Moxxi decided to get back at him for stealing her casino idea and take over Handsome Jackpot. Therefore, she asked for assistance from reputed loot-hunting group of Amara, FL4K, Moze and Zane.

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Ultimate Casino Heist

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Heading over to Hyperion, you will meet new allies, boss battles, Crew Challenges, enemies, loots and much more. However, an antagonistic new character named Pretty Boy happens to stand in way of Moxxi and her crews.

Expect to get your hands on tons of cosmetic items, emotes, gears and a skin for ECHO Device. Also, Gearbox is giving away character skins and weapon trinkets as festive in-game rewards this week on Give the Gift of Mayhem.

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Hyperion Security Forces

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Moxxi's Heist of the Handsome Jackpot DLC comes bundled with Super Deluxe Edition and Season Pass of B3. Moxxi's Heist story expansion standalone purchase price is $11.99 only on Epic Store and $14.99 for other console versions.

To play latest campaign add-on Moxxi's Heist, players would require getting access to Sanctuary III and completing Episode 5 from main story. Borderlands 3 base game is currently available at 35% off across all platforms for a limited time.

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.