Showing posts with label Hades. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hades. Show all posts

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Hades: The High Speed Update Live Now

Supergiant Games dropped The Beefy Update to expand their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawling game Hades.

After spending nearly six months in Early Access program of Epic Games Store, action role-playing game Hades from developer Supergiant Games is ever so expanded and in a much more stable stage now than when it was launched.

We are in for another monthly major content update and currently, The High Speed Update has gone live with newest batch of changes. Detailed patch notes can be found through in-game menu or in official Discord channel of developers.

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Hades: The High Speed Update Live Now

RELATED: Hades: The Beefy Update Live Now

God of swiftness, Hermes enters to aid protagonist Zagreus by boosting his abilities to fight his way out of Underworld. Not only his Boons will take up any slots from perk bar but he can enhance blessings from Olympian gods to make them better.

Previously introduced Elysium zone will add new enemy types with Soul Catcher and Flame Wheels to increase your troubles. More chambers are added to this perilous biome and Thanatos received a musical theme of his own.

RELATED: Hades: Murder Death Kill Update Live Now

Aside from a few existing Boons of godly powers from Poseidon with increased damage, Zag can receive new ones like "Battle Rage" and "Merciful End". Static Discharge and Thunder-God's Fury from Zeus has recently gotten buffed as well.

New narrative events for various characters are added while prince of Underworld gets a few lines for himself based on in-game situations. Last Stand from Athena now has reduced healing effect and Wave of Despair by Aphrodite effect area is nerfed.

RELATED: Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

Voiced by Logan Cunningham, a 12 minute-long ASMR like narrative version of patch notes is also out now.




RELATED: Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

A number of bug fixes were done including some sound effect looping issues and many other minor tweaks as usual. Supergiant has updated their upcoming development roadmap to go even bigger with their next major update.

Hades is an Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawler game that is currently available to purchase at Epic Games Store for $13.99 only. Considering how much content developers have added to it since launch, it is worth a shot at this point.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Borderlands 3 and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 Pulled from Epic Mega Sale

Following huge price off announcement in Epic Mega Sale, Borderlands 3 and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 is pulled from Epic Store.

Ahead of annual Summer Sale of rival distribution platform Steam, Epic Games Store launched "Epic Mega Sale" that offered customers some pretty sweet discount deals and a generous $10 cash back on purchase worth $14.99 or above.

However, it appears that some publishers were not willing to be as generous with their games as Epic Games and therefore pulled off titles like Borderlands 3 and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2 from first major sale of Epic Store.

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Borderlands 3 and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 Pulled from Epic Mega Sale

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Publishers often give a hefty 75-80% discount offer over select titles on various occasions but what Epic Store did to compete with Steam was not okay with some studios and they were not even notified on what final sale prices would be.

When this drastic move didn't sit well with fellow publishers, they pulled out games like Borderlands 3, Oxygen Not Included and Vampire: Bloodlines 2 simply because their mega sale was diminishing values of these games prior release.

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This unwanted debacle between distribution platform and AAA-publishers could have been avoided easily if Epic Games Store actually communicated with their partners before announcing the mega sale and didn't rush out things.

However, games bought during sales would still be honored at bought price even though some of them are currently removed from storefront. That includes highly anticipated upcoming titles from Gearbox Software and Paradox Interactive.

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Another title to create some stir during this sales period is Early Access action role-playing game Hades from developer Supergiant Games, which used to sale for just $10.99 and comes at only $6.99 after applying a 65% discounted rate.

Upon launch of Epic Mega Sale, this rogue-like dungeon crawler saw a rise in price cap that ended up being $24.99 and only came down to $14.99 following price off, so that it wouldn't be affected by newly reduced rate at all but players are not happy with such shady approach.

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Supergiant Pulled Hades from Epic Sale

RELATED: Hades: The Beefy Update Live Now

When fans took issues with a sudden change in pricing, Supergiant issued an apology on their official Blog and Discord channel for communicating poorly about their plans but it comes very suspicious why they would do it when the sale went live.

They also cleared out that players can get the game for $10 off by participating in ongoing offer that will end on June 13. From June 14, Hades would be available on $24.99 price since they updated it with so many new characters, events and features.

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Although claimed that they do not want to follow business model of Valve's Steam, Epic Games actually did worse by making expensive deals with major game developers to make their titles Epic Games Store exclusive on PC platform.

Response from PC gaming community was largely negative to this practice and some angry mobs even review bombed previous titles from those game studios on Steam; most recent examples being Borderlands 2 and Rocket League.

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Of course, Steam had their rough days in the beginning and stumbled many times before coming to a steady position. With time, Epic Store can eventually provide a better experience if they truly are here to change PC gaming for good.

Obviously, "Epic Mega Sale" was meant to benefit customers and developers but Epic Games clearly need to learn from their mistake and change their attitude of throwing money at everything whenever there is a problem.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Hades: The Beefy Update Live Now

Supergiant Games launches The Beefy Update for their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawling game Hades.

Although last month developer Supergiant Games have skipped a month of update for their upcoming action role-playing game Hades that is currently in Early Access at Epic Games Store, it was winding up right around the corner to go live.

Apparently, each of their monthly fix have added more to game while working out issues pointed out by community and latest in line is The Beefy Update that comes with loads of content and expands it further to explore for players.

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Hades: The Beefy Update Live Now

RELATED: Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

Lead character Zagreus would come across many new enemies and he is about to enter new biomes of Underworld, Elysium. He will be introduced to some gameplay enhancements, most notably his dash ability that gives him an edge over his foes.

As prince of the Underworld, Zag will have to go up against boss characters Minotaur and King Theseus when in Elysium. These two would throw a lot of mysteries and troubles on your way with unique blend of action and some storytelling of course.

RELATED: Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

Not only are a couple of new Boons added to this rogue-like dungeon crawler but its UI has been updated so you can keep track of them. Chamber Reward options are reworked a bit to offer you a better deal at receiving more power-ups.

The game is nicely structuring its afterlife realm in accordance with Greek mythology with stunning visual FX. Aside from making effect animations more fluid, Aim Assist improvements are made are made for those using controllers.

RELATED: Hades: Murder Death Kill Update Live Now

Claiming to be its biggest content fix, The Beefy Update adds new music and voice-over lines to keep par with narrative events. You will get more details on patch notes can be found in official Discord of Supergiant Games other than in-game menu.

Your call to defy god of death is greater than ever in Hades now that it is expanded in massive proportion and heading towards its endgame. This is as good as any time to jump right in to make a break out of Underworld or die trying.

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Hades: Murder Death Kill Update Live Now

Supergiant Games dropped Murder Death Kill update for Early Access RPG title Hades with deadly new abilities and bosses.

With a promise to deliver monthly updates on a regular basis, rogue-like dungeon crawler game Hades was announced as an Early Access title on Epic Games Store from developer Supergiant Games and has already delivered two updates by now.

This month, development team has timely released their major third update in line titled Murder Death Kill. With that, slew of changes arrive and players who own a copy can enjoy these new changes after an automatic free download.

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Hades: Murder Death Kill Update Live Now

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Lead character Zagreus had a couple of boons from gods and now he wields Wrath of Olympus, a new ability that gradually fills up the Wrath Gauge whenever you make or take a hit, before you finally decide to release it on your enemies.

Despising the God of Dead, Olympian gods are always there to grant a few boons and is giving up 20 new ones. Plus, all those Paired Powers fueled with strengths of Gods have always done wonders for prince of the Underworld.

RELATED: Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

Zagreus would come across Bloodless Burn-Flinger and Wave-Maker, the former of which hurls burning objects at you and the latter throws purple energy waves from a range. Both of them are acting as Tartarus mini-bosses just to make your escape even troublesome.

A brand-new character, Thanatos is introduced who is a Grim Reaper equivalent in Underworld and has an intention of interfering with every attempts Zag makes. Following their sister Megaera, Alecto and Tisiphone has stepped in as newest Furies.

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New Fury Boss Alecto

RELATED: Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

As always, developers have added arts, balance adjustments, narrative events, a new music track and polished the visual FX. More breakdowns of full patch notes will be available on in-game menu or in their official Discord.

Supergiant Games is doing pretty good with their current rogue-like action RPG project Hades and Murder Death Kill Update has given the title a few more edges and tweaks that would make the experience even better than only makes us expect something greater next time.

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

Supergiant Games changes their Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawler Hades significantly with Good Times Update.

Hell doesn't take a single day to build and knowing that, developer Supergiant Games has planned a year and a half worth long roadmap for their action role-playing game Hades for PC, which is currently an Early Access title on Epic Games Store.

They just rolled in the Good Times Update for the game today as an automatic and free download for anyone who already owns a copy with full patch notes are detailed within the in-game menu or at their official Discord.

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Hades: Good Times Update Live Now

RELATED: Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

Since our protagonist Zagreus is a prince of the Underworld, he should be able to bend the rules around Hell a little bit more to his will using the newly added feature "Fated Authority". Just persuading the Fates to give up some varying rewards in each chamber would suffice for now.

Aside from introducing new ability tweaks and balance changes, the brand-new update sees to equip Zag with a unique rapid-fire weapon called "Adamant Rail" unlike any other firearms to unleash some real power upon every obstacle that threatens him.

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In a cursed place like Hell, anyone would seek for some blessings and Dionysus, God of Wine has been added to pantheon of Olympian Gods to freely meddle with your enemies as he pleases and bestow his blessings to help you later.

Players who are good with competing and completing challenges can now hope to earn greater rewards by heading over to a new "Infernal Gates". Only those who have overcome the greater trials in Pact of Punishment can open these gates.

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Boons of Dionysus

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New art and visual FX are included as well as numerous fully-voiced fresh narrative events for House of Hades members. Developers added future plans of their next updates to improve the hack and slash title further in title screen of the game.

Supergiant Games intends to bring more major changes soon as part of ongoing development of this rogue-like dungeon crawler and player feedbacks for Hades will surely reflect onto their next major update in the upcoming months to come.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

Supergiant Games changes their upcoming Early Access RPG game Hades significantly with The Chaos Update.

It has been a month since developer Supergiant Games have announced their upcoming action role-playing game Hades as an Early Access title at The Game Awards 2018 and they already are rolling in a brand-new update to introduce major changes.

The Chaos Update will be prioritizing various features to add variety to the gameplay to expand hell with more content. Before the studio moves to work on the next major update for next month, they might release a few more patches afterwards.

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Hades: The Chaos Update Live Now

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What you can immediately detect is that the visual style for the lead character and prince of the Underworld, Zagreus has changed. Zag has received a makeover newly retouched animation frames to keep par with the unique outlook of the game itself.

His appearance is more flowing than ever and has gained a few new abilities as now he can briefly stun majority of foes with his dash attack. Shield of Chaos will be recharged quicker for him and Eternal Spear picked up a little speed.

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To get the Hell out of Underworld (or Hades), one would require some serious blessings and boons, which is why Primordial Chaos was included as an ancestor of the gods to offer incentives but their rather unforeseen side effects may force you to think twice.

Among the bunch of alteration they dropped are few more challenges for skilled players who already completed the game over. Pact of Punishment unleashes more sufferings to go through and a challenge from Lord Hades to slay enemies without taking hit in a "Perfect Clear".

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New Chambers Added

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Based on constant player feedbacks, the developers also fixed a few issues with bug and music, added balance changes and more than a few tweaks in features. Voiced narrative events for Achilles, Hades, Hypnos and Zagreus have been included.

Instead of bringing chaos, the update has ushered some stability to keep up the hack and slash. Aside from adding three new chambers in Asphodel and Tartarus, new enemy types like Gorgon, Skull-Crusher and Megagorgon have made it to the list.

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To get a more in-depth look into the development check out the new documentary from Noclip on how the team is bringing this epic to life.




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Anyone who has purchased a copy of the game will automatically receive The Chaos Update via the Epic Games Store and can look up to the full patch notes to discover more details within the game menu or at Discord.

Supergiant Games are planning to launch several other patches and updates for Hades until the next year and a half, developing Hell ain't an easy task. Now that they have made a better base for the title, players can only expect it to live up to its true spirit.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

A brand-new trailer featuring all the titles featured on Epic Games Store on launch is revealed at The Game Awards 2018.

For the majority of the year 2018, video game developer company Epic Games was in all sorts of news media for the immense success of their free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite Battle Royale that has become a major phenomenon.

It was only two days ago when they announced to start a digital distribution service, which seemingly will rival Valve Corporation's digital storefront Steam and now they have released a brand-new trailer to showcase their launch lineup.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup Revealed

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Let's take a look at the initial lineup of games featured at Epic Games Store during their launch in the following trailer.




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Aside from Fortnite wining over Best Ongoing Game and Best Multiplayer Game category, Epic Games took The Game Awards 2018 show to reveal upcoming titles they are bringing to their store from a renowned bunch of video game companies.

The store rolls in with jam-packed titles like Ashen, Darksiders III, Genesis Alpha One, Hades, Hello Neighbor: Hide and Seek, Journey, Maneater, Outer Wilds, Rebel Galaxy Outlaw, Satisfactory, Subnautica, Super Meat Boy and World War Z.

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Epic Games Store Launch Lineup

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Renowned studios like Annapurna Interactive, Supergiant Games, Team17, THQ Nordic and Tripwire Interactive are joining up the march to give tough competition to other platforms in the market and to make a long-lasting impact at the same time.

To get into the already dense competition, they already announced staggering 88% sales revenue for publishers who want to launch their tiles with Epic Games Store and even promised to cover the royalty sales percentage for using Unreal Engine in game developing.

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To make the new marketplace more developer-friendly, Epic is introducing a revenue-sharing system Support-A-Creator, building a bridge between developers and content creators to allow them great access over how to market their product and present to audience.

As they already have a history of working on titles like Gears of War trilogy, Unreal Tournament and the over the top success of Fortnite, Epic has re-branded them in the industry with a strong backbone to enter the world of digital distribution business.

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Epic Games Store Upcoming Lineup

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In recent years, Valve has come under fire for their actions on lack of curation on the platform and Steam Direct program but still considered as a tycoon in the market. CD Projekt tried to venture the industry with their GOG distribution service but couldn't become a worthy rival in a decade.

Epic Games has their independent launcher like Activision and Bethesda, which acts as an extension for the store. The upcoming contest over the control of market share in 2019 will be fun to watch as we may witness a shift in power after all these years.