Showing posts with label First-Person Shooter. Show all posts
Showing posts with label First-Person Shooter. Show all posts

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Wolfenstein 3 Confirmed

Pete Hines of Bethesda has confirmed that Wolfenstein 3 is surely in works while Youngblood will come as a spin-off.

Last year, developer Machine Games and publisher Bethesda Softworks released Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus, the latest installment of the widely popular action-adventure first-person shooter series.

Though started from Castle Wolfenstein in 1981, the franchise took a soft reboot to change the course of timeline in 2014 with Wolfenstein: The New Order. Bethesda has recently confirmed for worrying fans of the series worldwide that Wolfenstein III is definitely happening.

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Wolfenstein 3 Confirmed

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Over the course of more than three decades of history, the series spawned many sequels and took at least two reboots. This year at E3 press conference, Wolfenstein: Youngblood is revealed through a brand-new trailer for 2019, where twins Jessica and Sophia Blazkowicz, daughters of series protagonist William "B.J." Blazkowicz takes the wheel.

Since the story is set in a future where BJ is missing, many fans thought that the Blazkowicz daughter would carry the torch from now on.

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However, they can rest assured that Youngblood is just a standalone spinoff title and not a mainline release. Other than that, Vice president of global marketing and communications for Bethesda, Pete Hines have revealed in a recent interview with Metro that they are indeed on board with Wolfenstein III.

With Youngblood, the studio is just taking a break from larger story at this time, nothing else. We are pretty sure that fans of the Nazi-slaying franchise would really appreciate that.

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Many fans have raised their concerns when Wolfenstein II had to deal with somewhat average sales and wondered that the series may have come to an end or on the verge of another reboot. Hines agreed that definitely the title could have done a lot better than it did but they are still bringing BJ Blazkowicz back in action.

In past, other single-player games from the company like Dishonored and Prey were met with lesser than expected sales and is currently on hold though.

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Bethesda Upcoming Games

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On that note, they stated that Arkane Studios is busy with a number of other projects at this moment and Bethesda has a number of upcoming titles like Doom Eternal, Fallout 76 and RAGE 2 in pipeline before they get busy with the long-awaited Starfield.

Despite confirmation from Pete Hines, we need some official announcement just to be sure about their claim. So, we are eagerly waiting now for Walmart Canada or any other leaked sources to help us dig some more about it.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Overwatch on Humble Monthly Bundle

Blizzard's hero-shooter Overwatch has finally been included in October’s Humble Monthly Bundle.

Even if you often play team-based multiplayer first-person shooter title Overwatch from developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment, you might have come across one of those Free Weekends where they offer you a free trial for a few days that comes along with an offer to purchase the game afterwards with a special discount.

Today, digital video game storefront Humble Store announced the game to be part of their October’s Monthly Bundle and an offer you can't refuse.

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Overwatch on Humble Monthly Bundle

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Generally, Blizzard sells Overwatch for $39.99 but on various occasions, you can bag the game for only $19.99 on sale and not less. Spending only $12 to subscribe to the offer would by far be one of the lowest prices you can pay for this title within a bundle which also includes a bunch of other games worth a total of $100 or more as well.

By continuing your subscription for November and December, you can unlock bonus Loot Boxes offering cool in-game items like Skins and Sprays.

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If you already are a subscriber to Humble Monthly Bundle program then you do know that subscribers of this service receive access to download a bundle of 8-10 PC game titles for only $12 each month. On the first Friday of every month, the package is revealed and members are able to get their hands on the games.

You are allowed to keep them in your collection forever, unlike Xbox Game Pass. Sometime they even offer you free redeem codes of handpicked titles to add them to your Steam library.

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September 2018 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Rest of the games from October’s monthly bundle still remains secret but last month, super-hit titles like Destiny 2, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Superhot and Undertale made it to their pick. September 2018's bundle has games like Darksiders II, Little Nightmares and Sniper Elite 4 among a collection of 9 games valued $232.92.

The best part of their initiative is that a portion of these purchases go to charity and for the month of October 2018, Make-A-Wish Foundation is the organization they are supporting.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Battlefield V Open Beta Live Now

Though Battlefield V release is pushed back to another month, you can still play the game by joining Open Beta.

Eager fans of the Battlefield series may be a little upset that the latest installment of the first-person shooter franchise, Battlefield V from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts has been pushed back to November 20, 2018.

However, they can still get a taste of the World War II-themed shooter now that the Open Beta gone live on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to put a pause on that waiting. Players are getting their first detailed look into the game by joining in right now.

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Battlefield V Open Beta Live Now

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Earlier this year, the game had its closed alpha sessions during E3 2018 press conference and at Gamescom 2018 later by given access to a single map to explore arming with few selected gears and limited features.

Open Beta will surely open up to a lot more aspect for a larger audience. Pre-load starting from September 3, this program will be open to the ones who either pre-ordered the game, have a membership to EA Access or Origin Access from September 6 to September 11.

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Alongside the previously added Norwegian Arctic Fjord map, BV has added Rotterdam city of Netherlands to the beta. Both Conquest and Grand Operations mode are playable on the above mentioned maps.

Vehicle section includes five tanks and seven aircrafts equipped to take out each other using enough firepower. Aside from calling for airstrikes and tank support, a Squad Leader can summon Supply Canister Drops full of ammo and health by giving up his 7,500 requisition points.

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Vehicles and Reinforcements

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Each of the four main classes; Assault, Recon, Medic and Support are joining Open Beta to play more than one combat role in B5. Also, when you choose a certain class, you are also picking up a weapon type during this period.

By gradually leveling up their class, players will acquire new weapons through the progression system. Therefore cosmetic skin and other upgrades like faster firing and reduced recoil depending on the unique traits present in your selected class will be available.

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Classes and Combat Roles

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Then there is Battlefield V's most talked about live service Tides of War that DICE is most excited about. You and your company of soldiers will take a journey into the chapters of World War II and experience events of war.

A five-part event titled "Shock Troops" is part of the Open Beta that will last till September 9 and you can earn an exclusive in-game dog tag upon completing the challenge. Since this is the first early look at Tides of War, you can try out different tactics and earn vanity items.

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We know that the upcoming Battlefield title may be a little intimidated by the release of their rival title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, as both are taking a shot at the popular Battle Royale genre and players are obviously expecting a lot from them.

Of course the beta only offers very little of compared to the original base game but feedbacks gathered from these sessions are taken into serious consideration by the developers. Besides, EA DICE is already worried about the lower rate of pre-order sales.

Friday, August 31, 2018

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Infinty Ward's modern shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 has joined backwards compatible list on Xbox One.

With the backwards compatible feature of Xbox One, many older generation games are making it to the modern consoles and Microsoft has done a great job adding more titles to the catalog. One of the most requested titles, first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 from developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision has finally has joined the fray and has become playable on Xbox One using the feature. All of the games from Modern Warfare series have made it to the list.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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Originally MW2 was launched back in 2009 and came under heavy fire because of a controversial mission titled "No Russian", which features an infamous mass-shooting moment heavily resembles to the tragedies we face these days. Despite that, gamers loved the title very much for an appealing plot and till date it is still considered as one of the best modern shooters of past decade. Currently, a Remastered version is maybe in works but you can keep playing until that one drops.

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If you happen to own a disk or digital copy of the critically-acclaimed title, then you don't have to pay a single dime to enjoy it once again on Xbox One. However, if you have missed the game somehow back then, you can get a 25% discount at Microsoft Store before September 4 with an active Xbox Live Gold membership. Aside from an average single player mode, online multiplayer features of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 is deemed greatest among the other games from the series.

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Battlefield V Delay Hurts EA Stock Price

Electronic Arts' stock price sees sinks after developer DICE delays the release of upcoming Battlefield V.

When general manager Oskar Gabrielson of developer EA DICE announced earlier that their upcoming first-person shooter game Battlefield V has been delayed back to November 20 from previously scheduled October 19 for making some adjustment they thought necessary following the Closed Beta program, reactions has been mixed among the gaming community. However, this one month delay has apparently caused a sudden drop at the stock price of publisher Electronic Arts.

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Battlefield V Delay Hurts EA Stock Price

RELATED: Battlefield V Delayed to November

In most cases, when a game is delayed for a month or two, it actually means good in terms of the studio having more time to polish the game before launch. Gabrielson stated that DICE will take this extra time to make some final adjustments to B5 gameplay and their newly introduced Tides of War live service. While this one will offer players an immersive experience of war from an all-new perspective, several new events will be arranged later for the whole community to enjoy together.

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Regardless of what they want the public to believe, EA was carefully moving their release window for Battlefield V from competing with other titles like rival title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 and Red Dead Redemption 2. While this may not upset players much because they are only a few days away from Open Beta on September 6, their sales projections for this fiscal year are lowered as a result of this move. An expected net booking of $5.55 billion has reduced to $5.2 billion, says CNBC.

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By Thursday morning, EA's shares have dropped down to almost 10 percent upon the month-long delay announcement. Analysts suggested a weak sales number for the crowded window of October, which has impacted to the decision that led to a price drop of stocks. The current release date will only have BV competing against Bethesda's Fallout 76 when it launches on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. So, as they take this hit right now, it may help them in long run to sell more copies.

Destiny 2: Forsaken PS4-Exclusive Content Revealed

PS4-exclusive content for Destiny 2: Forsaken expansion includes armor sets, exotic weapon, new ship and a Strike.

Because of an early exclusive contract with Sony Interactive Entertainment, the third expansion Forsaken of online multiplayer first-person shooter game Destiny 2 will bring some very special content for owners of PlayStation 4 console, which publisher Activision confirmed back in June 2018, during the announcement of the DLC. Recently, a list of details over those contents is revealed and there are some slick looking weapons to pick that come along as well as a new strike.

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Destiny 2: Forsaken PS4-Exclusive Content Revealed

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The brand-new exclusive exotic trace rifle, Wavesplitter is a gun that turns sonic waves to superheat electrons into a powerful blast of energy beam. While holding down the trigger, that vary on three different power levels and indicators such as laser thickness, a meter or sound effects are the way to determine that depending on how much longer you hold it. The best part is, the weapon can deliver maximum damage upon collecting an Orb of Light to power it on peak level.

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Exclusive Wavesplitter Exotic Weapon

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PlayStation-exclusive strike, Broodhold makes four strikes for players on Sony consoles whereas PC and Xbox One owners will get only three. Guardians will take it upon themselves to clear an upsetting Hive infestation fighting Thralls, Acolytes and Knights before finally facing the Hive Brood Queen. She can change into a physical and shadow form, each granting her different abilities to attack you. Taking cover and positioning yourself is very important, especially when she takes the shadow form.

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Exclusive Broodhold Strike

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We have 24 minutes worth early gameplay footage of Broodhold captured on PS4 Pro from D2: Forsaken, narrated by Steve Cotton and Del Chafe of Bungie team.




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Guardians will receive an exclusive set of armor for each three classes, Hunters receive Red Moon Phantom, Mimetic Savior for Titans and Warlock class gets the Thorium Holt. A new ship called Great Beyond comes from a great distance and a free Cayde-6 Theme will be on PlayStation Store to honor the memory of everyone's favorite gunslinger. Previously released sniper rifle Borealis and Warmind-exclusive strike The Insight Terminus will be headed to PC and Xbox One on September 4.

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Exclusive Armor Sets for Each Class

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Even though the decision they made with Destiny 2: Forsaken so far regarding story and marketing, has driven the fanbase mad over developer Bungie and publisher Activision, they still believe these exclusive contents can somehow appeal to players on PS4 but whether or not it does is still remains to be seen. Because, many of them agrees with their brethren from PC and Xbox community that exclusivity is anti-consumer despite it making the game more popular over their consoles.

Battlefield V Delayed to November

Developer EA DICE has announced a new release date of November 20 for their upcoming game Battlefield V.

Originally scheduled to release on October 19, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, first-person shooter game Battlefield V has now been delayed and pushed back to November 20 by developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts. After they showed off the game at E3 2018 press conference in June and then recently at Gamescom 2018, a Closed Alpha session was arranged this summer for the latest Battlefield title and the decision to make delay is an apparent result of that.

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Battlefield V Delayed to November

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According to their statement, the developers actually need the extra time to polish the game even more and make some adjustments to ore gameplay experience. In past, they were more focused on the major battles but this time, they are working more on new aspects of BFV that are not popular or renowned among the players. DICE claims that the newly debuted Tides of War mode will change the course of battle and everyone will witness that when Open Beta launches on September 6.

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Despite whatever DICE expects everyone to believe, skeptical fans points out that the real reason of this sudden delay is being competition. We know that pre-order sales report of Battlefield V is looking pretty bad and they simply do not want to struggle with their biggest competitor Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 from Treyarch for sales, which will come out on October 12. They are also avoiding crossing paths with Assassin's Creed Odyssey, Fallout 76, Hitman 2 and Red Dead Redemption 2.

RELATED: Battlefield V – Devastation of Rotterdam – Gamescom Trailer

World War II-themed shooter game BF5 is introducing features like dragging teammates or help them heal, to make sure that they come up with the best Battlefield games ever made. The game already won awards for "Best Multiplayer Game" during E3 and Gamescom, which tells us that they really have aced their multiplayer mode this time. Considering that fact, hopefully waiting a little longer will not be a problem. Besides, in few days we can find out what they are up to in Open Beta.

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

DayZ Coming to Xbox One

DayZ will be making debut on Microsoft’s Xbox Game Preview program on August 29 before launching on Xbox One.

Originally released for PC through Early Access program of Steam in December 2013, survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has been announced by the company to bring on Sony's PlayStation 4 consoles in 2014. Now, it is about to make debut to Xbox One via Xbox Game Preview program on August 29, 2018 and this is just announced recently at Gamescom 2018. They even ran a closed preview test with a handful of players with access.

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DayZ Coming to Xbox One

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Watch the new announcement teaser trailer for DayZ launching itself into Xbox Game Preview program at the end of August.




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In an update on their development Blog in November 2017, the company expressed their intent of bringing the title to Microsoft's console. PS4 version of the game however is still on their planned checklist but is getting delayed because of Sony does not simply having anything equivalent of an Early Access program to run tests on it. Regular supply run and fighting hostilities to survive in groups during multiplayer or going solo is the main theme that it follows.

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DayZ initially started as a standalone mod for military simulation game Arma 2 by Bohemia Interactive, eventually becomes an open world survival game. You play as a character that discovers him on a beach with some cloths, flare and a rag in a world where everyone is on a constant struggle for survival. Aside from scavenging for food to sustain yourself and water to quench your thirst, you've got to keep an eye for threat of zombies. If dead, a player has to start over from the beach.