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

Friday, February 15, 2019

Metro Exodus Out Now

First-person shooter game Metro Exodus from 4A Games and Deep Silver is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

The trilogy of survival horror themed first-person shooter video game series based on Dmitry Glukhovsky's novels is finally completing with the release of Metro Exodus today from developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Playing as protagonist Artyom, players enter into a Post-Apocalyptic wasteland of Russia following a nuclear war to deal with hostile humans and mutated creatures while looking for a means to survive amidst a devastated metro of Moscow.

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Metro Exodus Out Now

RELATED: Metro Exodus Story Trailer

Even though the game largely belongs to FPS genre, it nicely balances aspects of combat and stealth with the survival horror undertone. Classic gameplay style of the series returns once again in a sandbox exploration experience.

A beautifully designed in-game open world equipped with a dynamic weather system only compliments the tight story of the title so much. Whatever choices you make throughout your journey will have consequences and affect your companions in the end.

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Unique Sandbox Exploration

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Your surroundings will offer you scopes to scavenge and craft hand-made weaponry on the go to better prepare yourself for tactical combat whenever danger presents itself in form of deadly mutants and human enemies alike to survive.

Artyom and his fellow Spartan Rangers are accompanied by a returning character, Anna on their way to salvation. If you think fighting hostile creatures in the freezing weather of a nuclear winter is bad, just wait for the entire plot to unfold upon you.

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Fight Mutated Monsters

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As you begin your journey into the ravaged wasteland of Moscow, be sure to check out the official launch trailer of the game.




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Standard Edition of the game comes only with the base game whereas Metro 2033 Redux and Expansion Pass is included in Gold Edition. Spartan Edition offers all the above along with a 10.5" hand-painted resin statue of Artyom and other collectibles.

If you are new to the series and looking to catch up from the beginning of the trilogy then you can simply purchase Metro Saga Xbox One X Bundle that grants you access to full-game download of Metro 2033 Redux, Metro: Last Light Redux and Metro Exodus.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Escape from Tarkov Devs Hits Another YouTuber With DMCA

After going against Eroktic, Escape from Tarkov developers tries to silence another YouTuber with DMCA complaints.

Although Digital Millennium Copyright Act was meant for movie, music or video game industry to have legal rights over the unauthorized use of their intellectual property, it has been used by many to harass streamers on YouTube and Twitch lately.

What happens here is that developer Battlestate Games of multiplayer tactical shooter game Escape from Tarkov repeating an act of misusing DMCA complaints on a content creator on YouTube after doing the same thing last month for the same reason.

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Escape from Tarkov Devs Hits Another YouTuber With DMCA

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Right after that news caught enough attention, another YouTuber running the handle "EL_Dee" came out sharing a similar story of receiving 47 claims from DMCA for video content on EFT for the given reason of using the watermark and logo of the Russian studio.

This is clearly a ridiculous excuse to hit someone with DMCA takedowns over false accusations by the developer team, because every other content creator does so. EL_Dee claims that their channel was singled out for allegedly creating "negative hype".

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When reached out for comments, a representative of Battlestate informed after a month stating that the claims were submitted almost 8 months ago by a company named AbsolutSoft, who were working on parts of the game then.

They also said that after their situation with Eroktic earlier, they are being very careful with anything that led to legal process. However, AbsolutSoft is a subcontractor for them and has links to their game producer Nikita Buyanov.

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Even though developers are unwilling to take any responsibility over this, Buyanov himself requested EL_Dee personally to take down his negative videos from YouTube before the channel got hit with claims. You can see screenshot of that posted on Reddit.

Whether or not Battlestate or Buyanov was involved against EL_Dee to issue those DMCA complaints, the studio is trying to evade any involvement and is avoiding any responsibility for causing these creators lose money from videos.

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In December 2018, Battlestate Games have chose to abuse DMCA by issuing over 47 copyright strikes against YouTube channel Eroktic, saying the videos were spreading negative hype using inaccurate information and even tried justifying their action.

When this news hit the web, both the community of players and other content creators rallied up in his support and Battlestate took back all of their claims except two. However, their unethical business practices made everyone distasteful at them.

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In both of the cases, Battlestate actually had no problem with the YouTubers using their content. In fact, what they were trying to do was hold back negative hype being created from their video as Eroktic originally exposed a leak of two million player profiles.

Of course the goal of DMCA was to give content creators and copyright holders the means to fight back anyone using their material without consent but if a corporation decides to exploit its merits to shut down any criticism, it is a real concern for everyone.

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

RELATED: Metro Exodus Story Trailer

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.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Far Cry New Dawn Story Trailer

Story trailer of Far Cry New Dawn from Ubisoft takes you to a world of chaos for the latest Far Cry adventure.

We never thought the ending of Far Cry 5 from developer/publisher Ubisoft would actually led to something but yet it laid out groundwork for upcoming first-person shooter Far Cry New Dawn coming to PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 15, 2019.

Now that we are less than a month away from the launch date of the open-world FPS, it would be very nice to know the premise of the title in a little more details other than it is set after FC5 and rise from the ashes of the events that took place earlier.

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Far Cry New Dawn Story Trailer

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Ubisoft had no intention to keep us hanging and so, they dropped a brand-new story trailer that sheds more light on the plot of FCND.




WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POTENTIAL SPOILERS FOR FAR CRY 5.

We get back into the fictional Hope County of Montana, 17 years after the nuclear explosion that decimated the entire area to begin a whole new chapter. The survivors have come out to discover a bright-new world and attempts to rebuild the community.

However, their effort in reestablishing life was threatened by the ravaging band of organized bandits who call themselves Highwaymen, led by maniacal twin sisters Mickey and Lou. Their reign of chaos pushes the remaining locals to the edge of desperation.

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Of course desperate times call for desperate measure and sometime it means for people to make a deal with the devil. In this case, the survivors of Hope County seek for an alliance with New Eden, formerly known as the doomsday cult called Project Eden's Gate.

With that, their spiritual leader Joseph Seed is revealed to be very much alive and well among his followers. Apparently, he will turn the tide of this battle against the violent marauder force that hungers for power and resources.

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The Unicorn Trike Pre-Order Bonus

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Although FCND is a Far Cry series spin-off and a direct sequel to FC5, some are jokingly asserts it to be a DLC for the previous game or just a well polished mod. Ubisoft never denied using assets from Far Cry 5 and giving them an extreme makeover with vibrant color palette though.

You can place your pre-order for Far Cry New Dawn right now to ensure getting the Unicorn Trike vehicle as bonus in-game content when the game finally arrives on February 15, 2019 at online and local retailers for all three major platforms.

Monday, January 21, 2019

Battlefield V Player Visibility Issues Experiment

YouTuber Jackfrags exhibits how Battlefield 5 allows you to hide in plain sight in hilariously ridiculous manner.

The latest in the line of Battlefield first-person shooter titles, Battlefield V was a game from developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts that players were looking forward to with high regards but it came out greatly disappointing for both fans and studios.

Aside from failing to receive a decent amount of pre-order for the title and getting into controversy of enraging fans on social media, BV has its fair share of issues like player visibility problem that even bugs the die-hard series fans.

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Battlefield V Player Visibility Issues Experiment

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Below is a video from YouTube channel Jackfrags, where he exposed just how the game allows you to be invisible. Don't believe us? See for yourselves.




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Before the guy got killed for the first time in the clip, he has shown just how difficult it is for some players to see others and he ran past the guy next to him to prove that and even sat next to him while someone else pass him by before being shot down by someone else.

All of this happened in a real live server where he had a hard time getting noticed by enemies running around him. On his next try, he goes into the middle of a conflict and idly sits there to prove that people actually cannot see foes coming at them at times.

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He goes into the Devastation map to conduct an experiment by lying in open or down by come corridor only to see everyone running past him ignoring his existence as if his character has vanished from sight. We promise that you won't believe your eyes when you will see it.

Earlier, the developer made adjustments for time-to-kill values to make it less punishing for normies that led to many seasoned players start voicing concerns over the change and the game suffered a huge hit to the player count.

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DICE has just rolled out their second major B5 expansion "Lighting Strikes" for free last week along with resolve for few gameplay issues but not resolving some basic issues like player visibility isn't going to help them much in the long-run.

Of course, the team behind Battlefield 5 has done a great service to fans by getting rid of the "Premium Pass" from game and moving away from their games-as-service philosophy was highly appreciated but they have to fix the game first to deal with the growing community frustration.

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Studios involved to the game handled it so poorly that it couldn't make it to the list of best-selling games for year 2018, which is the first time in the Battlefield series history but Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on the other hand has made it to the list with ease.

In any way, Battlefield V is not a bad game but studio approach for fixing those issues from DICE and EA was so poor that many hardcore player of this online shooter are abandoning ship. It is not a question whether or not they can; it's a question of when they would focus on the problem?

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.

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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.