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Thursday, July 23, 2020

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC Announced

Obsidian announces first DLC expansion for The Outer Worlds, titled Peril on Gorgon at Xbox Games Showcase.

An unexpected gem of 2019, sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds from developer Obsidian Entertainment and publisher Private Division received critical-acclaim and amazing sales milestone shortly after its anticipated release.

In response to an incredible player reception, Obsidian promised to release a narrative-focused DLC last year. TOW first expansion pack, Peril on Gorgon is announced today at Xbox Games Showcase and set to arrive on September 9, 2020.

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The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC Announced

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Peril on Gorgon gets a brand-new trailer from Obsidian, teasing its story premise and upcoming content.




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Players will return back to Halcyon star system to take a new assignment that takes them to Gorgon asteroid. A bizarre adventure will ensue in deep space as you are tasked to investigate Spacer's Choice facility and face its perils.

You will be trying to uncover the mystery of a substance known as Adrena-Time stimulant, which is similar to bullet-time effect. Aside from new playable map, Peril on Gorgon DLC will add armors, weapons and raise level cap to 33.

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During your time at Spacer's Choice, you will come across new NPCs and discover reasons behind shutdown of Gorgon Project. There will be new enemies to encounter and three new science weapons to wield for self-defense.

Players require reaching colonized moon of Monarch to get access to newly revealed open-world sections. At Gorgon, you will get to explore unseen corners of Halcyon colony that involves large outdoors and narrow interior.

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Obsidian is currently planning to include nearly 6-8 hours long gameplay for latest expansion of The Outer Worlds, tied to main campaign. On a later date, Peril on Gorgon DLC will be released on Nintendo Switch handheld consoles as well.

The Outer Worlds: Peril on Gorgon DLC will be available to purchase on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for $14.99 only. Or you can buy TOW Expansion Pass for $24.99 to receive Murder on Eridanos on launch.

Next Up Hero and Tacoma Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games is giving away PC version of Next Up Hero and Tacoma for this week on Epic Games Store.

As a brilliant marketing strategy to grow their customer base, Epic Games started a trend of giving out at least one free game every week for PC platform on Epic Games Store and intends to keep up their promise throughout 2020.

Epic Store is currently giving away 2018 action game Next Up Hero and 2017 adventure title Tacoma this week that you can claim with a free account to add to your online library anytime before July 30, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Next Up Hero and Tacoma Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Inviting players into a new type of dungeon crawler, Next Up Hero from Digital Continue and Aspyr Media features hand-drawn characters that you can pick to go on quests though hack and slash action until you reach out max stats.

Explore an abandoned, seemingly-empty space station in Tacoma by developer/publisher Fullbright as main character Amy, who is aided by an AI companion to solve mysteries about an unknown crisis its crew-members have faced.

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Although one of the draft from today's freebie lineup has a pending rating on EGS and can be blocked out by Parental Controls feature. So, a second title was added to balance that out for everyone out there, including minor audiences.

Epic Games Store will be offering three lesser known titles for giveaway next week; 20XX, Barony and Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery from three different indie developer studios, which will become available on July 30, 2020.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

The Outlast Trials Coming in 2021

Red Barrels reveals at PC Gaming Show that upcoming survival horror title The Outlast Trials will arrive on 2021.

Upon releasing 2013 first-person survival horror title Outlast, developer/publisher Red Barrels received critical-acclaim for their work and was able to repeat an even bigger success with launch of a follow-up sequel Outlast 2 in 2017.

After teasing a new project on Twitter in October 2019, Red Barrels officially revealed their upcoming co-operative survival horror game The Outlast Trials, which is currently announced at PC Gaming Show 2020 to arrive on 2021.

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The Outlast Trials Coming in 2021

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Red Barrels recently joined PC Gaming Show of this year with a teaser trailer for next Outlast adventure.




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Recent cinematic trailer sheds light on plot of The Outlast Trials, where a group of scientists are seen to be conducting experiments on a captive. They attach a set of night vision goggles by drilling it on the head of a fearful test subject.

Then these poor victims are sent on some sort of trail, where they work together to survive against deadly enemies. A fellow female prisoner tries to help out another detainee before they both met their terrible fate in a dark labyrinth.

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Instead of working on a mainline Outlast game, Red Barrels has apparently decided to work on a title up next that is presumably a spin-off prequel to better develop an expanded universe for a more narrative-driven experience in future.

The Outlast Trials will be set on Cold War era, centering on sadistic brainwashing experiments run by Murkoff Corporation. Their brutal tests will force survivors to work along or they may even be tricked to consider each other enemies.

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Outlast series has focused on horror with a "hide-and-seek" type gameplay mechanic where player character couldn't confront any enemies directly and were always forced to take a more stealthy approach to avoid any encounter.

The Outlast Trials is set to release for Windows PC via Epic Games Store and Steam on a yet to be revealed date in 2021. Though no gameplay were shown, you can either play solo or join up to four players for co-op to survive together.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

Close to the Sun and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away PC version of Close to the Sun and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments for this week.

It was initially announced last week that Epic Games would be giving up only one freebie for this week, which is a title from Sherlock Holmes franchise but ended up adding an extra game on Epic Games Store at the last moment.

For this week, Epic Store has added two adventure mystery title; Close to the Sun and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments that are available for anyone with a free in-store account to claim before April 16, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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Close to the Sun and Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments Free on Epic Games Store Now

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An alternate take on history explored in a first-person horror adventure title, Close to the Sun is set on a reality where all ideas of inventor Nikola Tesla has come o life but there are a lot of surrounding mysteries that has less ties to science.

A product of labor from developer Storm in a Teacup and publisher Wired Productions that may feel tedious at times, it follows journalist Rose Archer on Tesla's sea cruiser Helios on a harrowing quest to save the life of her sister Ada.

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Crimes & Punishments is your ticket to become world's greatest detective Sherlock Holmes and could be a joyride experience even if you have missed out his past adventures from developer Frogwares and publisher Focus Home Interactive.

Holmes is aided by his trusted companion Dr. John Watson for solving cases and will often be interacting with Constable Marrow. Together you are to gather clues from crime scenes to make deductions and eventually come to a conclusion.

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If one of the games in giveaway list happens to have a mature rating Epic Store usually offers an alternative title that is suitable for all age. However, they completely went against that trend this time for some unknown reason.

Joining upcoming free game lineup EGS are 2018 action-adventure game Just Cause 4 from Avalanche Studios and visual novel adventure Wheels of Aurelia by Santa Ragione, set to arrive at Epic Games Store on April 16, 2020.

Thursday, April 2, 2020

Gone Home and Hob Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store adds PC version of Drawful 2, Gone Home and Hob to free giveaway lineup for this week.

Last week, Epic Games initially gave out three games for PC platform via Epic Games Store and then went on to add go-to party game Drawful 2 shortly afterwards, which is still available to claim before April 9, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

Two more exciting titles; Gone Home and Hob are joining Epic Store weekly giveaway lineup today and stay up until April 9. All you have to do is to head over to EGS and log in with a free account to grab these games to own forever.

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Gone Home and Hob Free on Epic Games Store Now

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A powerful story about struggles of young Katie Greenbriar, Gone Home is a first-person exploration experience from developer/publisher The Fullbright Company that centers on uncovering the fate of her missing family.

One of the under-appreciated works of developer/publisher Runic Games, 2017 action-adventure title Hob is a story of a lone hero with a mechanical arm who is trying to figure his way solving puzzles and saving the planet.

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Also to note that ragdoll physics simulation game Totally Reliable Delivery Service has launched on Epic Games Store today and will be available to pick up for free to spoil yourself with some goofiness for a whole week until April 8.

Epic Store has already announced that narrative adventure title Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments from developer/publisher Frogwares will be on their giveaway list for next week and by then, they may end up adding more.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch New Release Date

Obsidian announces a June 2020 release date for long-awaited Nintendo Switch version of The Outer Worlds.

Though 2019's acclaimed sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds by developer Obsidian Entertainment was set to launch on Nintendo Switch last month, everything came to a halt due to global pandemic of COVID-19.

It has recently revealed via an official announcement from Obsidian today that both digital and physical version of The Outer Worlds gets a brand-new release date of arrival for Nintendo hybrid handheld console on June 5, 2020.

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The Outer Worlds Nintendo Switch New Release Date

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Previously planned for a March 6 release, TOW was unfortunately pushed back when its port developer Virtuos Games had to suddenly close down their studio like all Chinese offices amidst an initial outbreak of Coronavirus in February.

Before news of delay came in, fans were unhappy over a physical release without cartridge that charges full price for an empty case and publisher Private Division decided to include a game card for retail copies taking notice of their feedback.

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Another thing players need to keep in mind that TOW will be receiving a day one patch worth nearly 6 GB with added hi-res textures, gameplay optimization and other essential fixes to improve your overall experience on Switch.

For a standard price of $59.99 only, The Outer Worlds digital and physical versions for Nintendo Switch will be available on given date. Obsidian is also planning to release a Steam version of TOW for PC platform later at some point in 2020.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Konami and Hideo Kojima Rumored to Work on Silent Hills Reboot

Recent rumors suggest that Hideo Kojima and Konami will team up to revive Silent Hill franchise through a reboot.

When a massive dispute between Hideo Kojima and developer/publisher Konami has led to the former to leave company back in 2015, an attempted reboot of fan-favorite Silent Hill survival horror series was being shelved for good.

Earlier this year, there was a rumor of Konami working on two new titles from their iconic series. A latest rumor suggests that Sony is apparently trying to revive Silent Hills for PlayStation 5 console with Kojima and Konami on board.

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Konami and Hideo Kojima Rumored to Work on Silent Hills Reboot

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Shortly after Kojima's departure, Komani has cancelled his ambitious project and removed its demo titled P.T. ("playable teaser") from PlayStation Store and even after five years of its cancellation, fans are still clamoring to bring it back.

After seeking out various developer studios to get a pitch, Konami ended up settling for two new Silent Hill games. One of them is a series reboot and another will be more in episodic format like most titles from Telltale Games.

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Having a track record for trustworthy sources, Twitter user Aesthetic Gamer has posted the following lately.


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One source states that creature designer Masahiro Ito of original series is currently working on one of those new game. 1999 Silent Hill director and writer, Keiichiro Toyama along with composer Akira Yamaoka is also reportedly returning.

Rumor has it that, this trio is assembled by SIE Japan Studio for a soft reboot of the franchise, joining up with development team of Project Siren, a group that previously worked on 2008 PlayStation 3 horror game Siren: Blood Curse.

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For a rumored second game, Sony is interested to re-launch Kojima's canceled title in anticipation of upcoming next-gen release as a PS5-exclusive by having Konami own the IPs and let Kojima Productions continue its development.

Given past history between Metal Gear series creator and its Japanese publisher, it seems quite impossible for any collaboration among them but Sony has stepped in to build a bridge to patch things up for a series reboot of Silent Hill.

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If Sony can somehow manage to make two new Silent Hill games as PlayStation 5-exclusive, they can be a driving force to sell more consoles. There are plans to include VR support to promote next-gen PlayStation VR device as well.

An immense fan-demand for scrapped Silent Hills game has forced Sony to seriously rethink its revival. Although it took years for Konami to get Silent Hill series back in track, fans would finally see Kojima making the scariest horror game.

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Outer Worlds Hits 2 Million Sales

Revealed during a Take-Two Interactive earnings call, The Outer Worlds have sold over 2 million copies since launch.

Despite never having a chance to explore possibilities of a sequel of Fallout: New Vegas, developer Obsidian Entertainment saw great success with 2019 sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Currently awaiting launch of a Nintendo Switch version that has now been delayed indefinitely, TOW has recently reached a new milestone of selling over 2 million copies across all major platforms in just a few months after release.

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The Outer Worlds Hits 2 Million Sales

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Built upon action-RPG style of Mass Effect and New Vegas, the game largely focuses on player choices and actions. In spite of having a bunch of major bugs at launch, people have been very positive towards Obsidian's latest project.

This impressive milestone was achieved in its 15 weeks lifetime on PC, PS4 and Xbox consoles. TOW was also available for members of Xbox Game Pass at release and therefore, more than 2 million players has been part of its experience.

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These numbers were revealed in an earnings call for Take-Two Interactive, parent company of publisher Private Division. CEO Strauss Zelnick is really unsure whether a day-one release for Game Pass had any negative impact on its sales.

Xbox Game Studios internal development team, Matt Booty believes The Outer Worlds to be an enduring franchise, thus hinting at a sequel. Besides, Obsidian has already announced a new story-based DLC that is coming soon this year.