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Thursday, May 28, 2020

PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2020

PlayStation Plus free games lineup for June 2020 adds Call of Duty: WWII and Star Wars Battlefront II.

Ahead of their regular schedule, Sony Interactive Entertainment has unveiled one of their free PlayStation Plus games from upcoming June 2020 lineup earlier to celebrate annual Memorial Day and promised to reveal more afterwards.

Sony is adding first-person shooter title Call of Duty: WWII and action shooter game Star Wars Battlefront II of 2017 for members of PS Plus. Starting from June 2, you can download and start playing these two titles until July 6, 2020.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games for June 2020

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CoD: WWII was announced earlier for its World War II theme to contrast with federal holiday that honors military personnel for their bravery. It features a decent story campaign, engaging multiplayer mode and return of Nazi Zombies.

A sequel to 2015 rebooted series entry, Star Wars Battlefront II is one of the most controversial Star Wars titles in years to come. Though riddled with loot box issues at launch, EA DICE worked hard to overcome their shortcomings eventually.

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There has been rumor of Sony giving away Marvel's Spider-Man to PlayStation Plus members this month, which they already added to PlayStation Now monthly streaming service earlier and will be leaving PS Now library of games in July.

Few days ago, Sony has sent out codes to PS Plus members for two-month of free subscription to FUNimation Premium as compensation for free games of May; Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19, still available until June 1, 2020.

Borderlands: The Handsome Collection Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers looter shooter bundle Borderlands: Handsome Collection for PC in free giveaway of this week.

For past two consecutive weeks, Epic Games have offered big-name PC titles on their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store in weekly giveaways and those games turn out to be exactly what was suggested in an early leak.

Epic Store is adding a compilation bundle of Borderlands first-person shooter, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection for this week, which is currently available to claim for anyone with a free account before June 4, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Borderlands: Handsome Collection Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Handsome Collection features Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel in one anthology set, including all additional DLCs. Both of these critically-acclaimed titles are updated with high-definition graphics for a definitive experience.

You can join with up to four players online for co-op gameplay mode on split screen for very first time. Nothing has changed much in terms of story that take place in Pandora to beyond moon but loots have become more frequent.

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Borderlands series is known for its slapstick comedy, a load of goofiness and more guns that you can possibly count at once. Borderlands 2 lets you play as one of four Vault Hunters in a campaign against psychotic villain, Handsome Jack.

Pre-Sequel gives you a peek at Jack's past and how he came to be who he is today by defeating Lost Legion to gain control over Helios space station. It bridges a gap between first two mainline Borderlands game and adds RPG aspects to its genre.

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Though players on PC often receive smaller titles on EGS giveaway, Epic Games is going big lately. Also available today is newly released indie open-world strolling title Sludge Life from Devolver Digital, free-to-claim for another 12 months.

Epic Games Store is heavily promoting their ongoing Epic MEGA Sale with latest lineup of free games. As leaks have revealed earlier, action-adventure survival game Ark: Survival Evolved may arrive as a freebie on Epic Store for next week.

Monday, May 25, 2020

PS Plus Reveals Call of Duty: WWII Free Games for June 2020

Sony reveals Call of Duty: WWII joining PlayStation Plus free games on June 2020 for Memorial Day.

Though full official lineup of PlayStation Plus free games for June 2020 is yet to be revealed, Sony Interactive Entertainment has taken the liberty of announcing one of them earlier this month to celebrate Memorial Day this year.

Starting from May 26, members of PS Plus can download 2017 first-person shooter title Call of Duty: WWII. Additional details on whether or not people can start playing right away or should wait until June are to be revealed very soon.

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PS Plus Reveals Call of Duty: WWII Free Games for June 2020

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Call of Duty franchsie has its deep roots in World War II related themes that started in 2008 with Call of Duty: World at War. In 2007, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare brought the series in present day and Infinite Warfare took to future.

When developer Sledgehammer Games and publisher Activision decided to return back to second World War era in CoD: WWII, it became highest-selling console game of that year and earned over $1 billion in revenue the same year.

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Call of Duty: WWII offers an engaging experience through its campaign story mode and beloved multiplayer. It features classic Nazi Zombies mode that follows a narrative-driven approach in four-player co-op mode against hordes of undead.

WWII is a very unique entry in entire Call of Duty series that both casual and seasoned players can enjoy due to its balancing aspects. PS Plus members who never got to play the game before can get their shot at it now on annual Memorial Day.

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Following a heavy backlash from PS Plus subscribers last month for adding two niche titles, Sony is most likely adding a big title like Call of Duty: WWII to have a better response from all of their active customers and avoid another mishap.

Sony usually announces their upcoming slate of PlayStation Plus free games for members on last Wednesday of each month. If you are a member, you can still pick up Cities: Skylines and Farming Simulator 19 before June 1, 2020.

Friday, May 22, 2020

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Teasing Return of Captain Price

Newest Operator to join Call of Duty: Modern Warfare for upcoming fourth season may be Captain Price.

Despite their many shortcomings, developer Infinity Ward and Raven Software in association with publisher Activision are dominating online multiplayer sphere lately with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare and Call of Duty: Warzone.

Activision has seemingly teased a surprise return of beloved Captain Price from Modern Warfare sub-series recently for upcoming Season 4 update of CoD: MW and most likely a new operator for Warzone with bunch of new content.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Teasing Return of Captain Price

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Earlier, a notification sent to Call of Duty app revealed a set schedule date of May 21, leading to a cryptic video.

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A secret transmission between terrorist groups was intercepted by global spec-ops units, where they observe these guys talks about a senior Operator joining to help his brothers and refers to him as an old friend by showing a still image.

This mystery person wearing a signature boonie hat is considered to be a major threat to their agenda. Although his face was never shown clearly, Call of Duty series protagonist Captain Price is easily recognizable from his iconic hat.

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Operator Alex and a reworked version of Ghost were both teased before joining in Season Two and Three. Season Four of Modern Warfare is expected to release on June 2 and Infinity Ward is teasing Price ahead of an official announcement.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has become the highest-selling game in CoD franchise, earning over $1 billion in revenue so far. Even though halted by COVID-19 outbreak, Activision is reportedly releasing Call of Duty 2020 later this year.

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Serious Sam 4 Developer Gameplay Overview Trailer

Devolver Digital releases a gameplay overview trailer for Serious Sam 4 showcasing many in-game aspects.

Two years after premiering an official teaser trailer for upcoming first-person shooter title Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass, developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital are back from a long break to show off some more stuff.

After keeping players in anticipation for so long, Croteam has released a gameplay overview footage lately that focuses on combat system, enemies, features, updated visuals, all-new weapons and much more of Planet Badass.

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Serious Sam 4 Developer Gameplay Overview Trailer

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In an official update, developers at Croteam discuss enemies, music, weapons and more of SS4 gameplay.

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Devolver Special Ops member JT talks with Chief Creative Officer Davor Hunski, Gameplay Designer Davor Tomicic, Graphics Engineer Dean Sekulic and Sound Designer Damjan Mravunac of Croteam about major gameplay aspects.

Alien overlord Mental is back again with his hordes of destruction and Sam is leading Earth Defense Force against him. Almost everything is amped up to eleven and players will be busting their way out of chaos with an arsenal of weapons.

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Sam is equipped with an auto shotgun, double-barreled shotgun, a brutal minigun, powerful chainsaw launcher and his iconic cannon. Upgrades are available for these toys to then unleash gory death upon Mental's invading army.

Many iconic pawns such as Beheaded Rocketeer, Headless Kamikaze, Khnum, Kleer, Scrapjack and Werebull are back. There will be so many of them and it will be fun to blast them into oblivion with your array of devastating weapons.

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You can join online co-op mode with up to four players or take greater challenges with modified difficulties. Croteam introduces a new "Legion" system that allows your screen to be swarmed by tens of thousands of enemies at a time.

Serious Sam 4 is currently buckling up to arrive on August 2020 for both Google Stadia and PC via Steam. Due to a timed exclusive deal with Google, the game will not be releasing for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles until 2021.

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Following release of Serious Sam 3: BFE, it has been nearly a decade for a mainline game from Serious Sam series is released. Serious Sam VR: The Last Hope came out in 2017 and was joined by VR versions first three games on same year.

Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass was originally announced to be in works back in 2013 but then Croteam had to postpone development to work on The Talos Principle, which became a critically-acclaimed title and resumed work afterwards.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Serious Sam 4 Will Be Google Stadia-Exclusive

Revealed to launch on all platforms, Serious Sam 4 will be a Google Stadia-exclusive that won't arrive on PS4 and Xbox One until 2021.

After a long period of hiatus, developer Croteam and publisher Devolver Digital finally returned to reveal an official release window of upcoming first-person shooter title Serious Sam 4: Planet Badass, which is set to arrive on August 2020.

Planet Badass has confirmed its initial launch platforms to be Google Stadia and PC via Steam. Serious Sam 4 will not see release on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles anytime before 2021 due to its timed exclusivity period for Stadia.

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Serious Sam 4 Will Be Google Stadia-Exclusive

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Devolver Digital announces return of Serious Sam through a brief new trailer that was released earlier.

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Early impressions implied that SS4 will be released simultaneously across all current-gen console platforms. However, players on Google's cloud gaming service gets to play the game before everyone else on PS4 and Xbox One.

Google has paid a large sum to attain an exclusivity deal for Stadia and will not allow SS4: Planet Badass to release on home consoles. Devolver has not yet given any exact date of expected release or when exclusive window ends though.

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Despite making many promises ahead of launch, Stadia eventually failed to make a lasting impression to consumer base. Its ambitious launch back in November 2019 was watered down quickly by lack of games and technical difficulties.

Serious Sam 4 exclusivity can draw some attention of gaming crowd to Stadia but majority of them won't be very happy about it. A game announced for all platforms becoming a timed exclusive stinks like nothing other than corporate greed.

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Serious Sam franchise made its debut back in 2001 and instantly received a cult-following within FPS genre. Upon completing a trilogy with Serious Sam 3: BFE in 2011, developers took a long break for over a decade to comeback.

Serious Sam 4 is bringing back classic action vibe of titular series in fast-paced gunplay and cheesy one-liners. It will introduce new "Legion" system, which can spawn up to tens of thousands of enemies to crowd its expansive maps.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Predator: Hunting Grounds

Hollywood superstar Arnold Schwarzenegger will join as Major Dutch Schaefer for Predator: Hunting Grounds in May 26, 2020.

Recreating legacy of a classic space alien, online asymmetrical shooter title Predator: Hunting Grounds by developer IllFonic and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has debuted back in April 2020 for Windows PC and PlayStation 4.

In upcoming new Hunting Grounds DLC, Austrian-American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (Conan the Barbarian, The Terminator), who played Major Alan "Dutch" Schaefer in 1987 sci-fi horror film Predator, will reprise his role in action.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger Joins Predator: Hunting Grounds

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IllFonic was heavily inspired by '87 original Predator movie while working on Hunting Grounds and bringing back Arnold in one of his most iconic role is a truly wholesome experience for entire dev team as well as player community.

First free update is set to release on May 26, which will revive Dutch's story and integrate into in-game universe. Anyone who owns base game can learn where Dutch has been for all these years and hear it in voice tapes as you progress.

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A paid DLC will follow on same day that gives you playable version of Dutch, alongside his early access to his QR5 "Hammerhead" Rifle and knife. All players will receive these weapons later in June for free though another monthly update.

Dutch has aged up over time and getting his image right by working with Arnold himself is no child's play. Since Schwarzenegger has never appeared in any related media franchise since 1987, these add-ons will be canon in Predator universe.

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Predator: Hunting Grounds DLC Roadmap

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Though there are no details on whether Dutch will have any unique gameplay traits, it is safe to assume that Schwarzenegger will surely drop some of his catchy one liner jokes as he and his fellow Fireteam members give chase to lone Predator.

Predator: Hunting Grounds revealed its initial DLC roadmap as part of post-launch support with more to arrive soon. In coming months, IllFonic will be offering more free and paid content to players featuring game modes, weapons and more.

Friday, May 8, 2020

Doom Eternal First DLC Teased

id Software teases to explore next chapter of Doom Eternal in upcoming story DLC expansion in newly revealed images.

Without falling short on fan-expectation, first-person shooter game Doom Eternal from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks has made its debut on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in March.

id Software knows pretty well that Doom fans are always up for some hardcore demon-slaying action and therefore, has offered a glimpse at upcoming first campaign DLC with two brand-new images, featuring new locations.

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Doom Eternal First DLC Teased

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Following a massive success of Doom reboot in 2016, iconic series protagonist Doom Slayer returns for a sequel that has a more lore-focused story campaign mode with new tools to reap and tear through demonic forces of Hell.

This sudden reveal came ahead of an update that adds new content and optimizations for base game. Latest patch will introduce Empowered Demons into single-player experience and Echelon Leveling for max level players in Battlemode.

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On Twitter, official account for Doom game has teased players with two screenshots from DLC campaign.

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One of recently released screenshots shows a site that looks a lot like Maykr world and the second one seems to be a colossal oil rig. Aside from these images, there is not much to go on and decipher about Doom Eternal DLC for now.

However, a description from Year One Pass content suggests of a new enemy from another realm and more wave of demons. So, have your chainsaw ready and super shotgun reloaded in anticipation of a violent confrontation.

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Brief summery for impending DLC expansions of Doom Eternal noted in Year One Pass reads as follow.

Your victory over Hell’s armies pulled humanity back from the edge of extinction, but it came at a cost. An imbalance of power in the heavens requires the true ruler of this universe to rise and set things right. Wage war across never-before-seen realms of the DOOM Universe, fight against new demons, and wield new abilities in your never-ending battle against the forces of evil.

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Given how well Eternal was received on all platforms, people will surely be excited to enjoy some more slaughterfest with Doomguy in a DLC and developers will hopefully be revealing more information than just a tease soon.

Available for pre-order now, Doom Eternal Year One Pass includes two DLC expansions and one of them will be arriving in 2020. id Soft is currently working on a Nintendo Switch version of the game that has yet to reveal a release date.