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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Batman: The Enemy Within Have Two Different Endings

One thing fans of Telltale Games would agree without a doubt is that the developer has re-invented if not mastered the point-and-click adventure games of modern times and with each new releases, they prove it time after time. The studio did a great job tinkering with the established folklore of DC Comics' most iconic hero Batman in Batman: The Telltale Series in 2016 and the sequel Batman: The Enemy Within in 2017.

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Batman: The Enemy Within Have Two Different Endings

Batman: The Enemy Within is the second season of Telltale's attempt of re-creating the legends of The Dark Knight for gamers. The first season and the already released episodes of season two is doing exceptionally well so far. We all are now waiting for the season finale and it is going to be released on March 27, drawing conclusion to another thrilling chapter of Bruce Wayne/ Batman trying to save Gotham City from the rampant criminal society.

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The developers and studio is very excited about the final episode as it just doesn't give it a closure but also because this one is the greatest piece of content they have created for the series till date. Telltale's stories are different than any of the stories from DC Universe as they take a unique dig at the saga and the latest twist they added to the list is to create their own version of The Joker.

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The Pact Associates

When he was first discovered by Bruce Wayne in Arkham Asylum as a former patient named John Doe. He didn't become the Clown Prince of Crime back then but his past was anything but clouded. However, he had a deep admiration for Bruce Wayne and just wanted to be his best friend more than anything. He even introduced Bruce to The Pact, a small gang of super-criminals consisting Bane, Harley Quinn and Mr. Freeze.

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Just because John Doe was way far from becoming The Joker at that point, many actually started rooting for him. It was a very bold move from Telltale to even pitch the idea of this pale skinned and green haired individual having any sort of friendly relationship with Bruce Wayne because of many Batman fans would start ranting about it immediately but all things worked out fine in the end. Instead of beating him up and taking him back to Arkham, players tried to guide him through Bruce's character.

Since one of the nature of episodic graphic adventure games are the ending and many other aspects of a game changes depending on your actions, your approach towards John Doe in The Enemy Within will shape up his character in the endgame. Whether or not you want him to be Harley's boyfriend or bring down his criminal endeavors, it's all up to you. The way you treat him will shape The Joker of tomorrow.

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Vigilante or Villain?

The finale episode will reach to a certain point with every loose ends and John Doe will either transform into a Vigilante or Villain. If he turns out evil, then you already know that he is destined to become Batman’s arch-nemesis. The end of their friendship will set him nuts and he will wreck havoc on Gotham. Although, The Joker becoming a vigilante would like to team-up with Batman to eradicate all crime from the city.

RELATED: Batman: The Telltale Series on Nintendo Switch Out Now

We better not go any deep with this than we did, because the final episode is dropping within two weeks and you probably wouldn't like the story to be spoiled. You should play the episode titled "Same Stitch" when it is finally released for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile devices on March 27 to find out the epic conclusion yourself. The fifth episode contains three and a half hours worth of content and with a few variations of outcomes, it can be even longer.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Valve's Dota Plus Subscription Service Released

A community-based mod created by Valve Corporation for Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, that has become the most popular free-to-play multiplayer online game of all-time on Steam with the highest number of concurrent players hooked on (until the recent ground-breaking debut of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds), Dota 2 has already brought revolution in gaming. Now, a new subscription service for the game named Dota Plus is live from Valve.

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Valve's Dota Plus Subscription Service Released

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Dota Plus effectively creates a revolution that literally overthrows Majors Battle Passes and promises regular features and content updates. Majors Battle Passes was introduced back in 2016 which used to bring various challenges on a daily or weekly basis. Dota Plus will do almost the exact similar thing but there will be literally hundreds of challenges and some of them will be hero-specific. The biggest difference is that while Majors Battle Passes were seasonal, Dota Plus is ongoing.

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The service is designed to improve your gameplay and performance to help your hero make progress, which is the sole purpose of the new Hero Leveling system. While a certain hero will level up by playing matches and earning level badges, it allows you to earn XP. Upon leveling up, the hero can unlock badges and Shards as rewards. If you complete at least a minimum of three games per week, you can get extra Shards to purchase rewards.

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Hero Suggestions

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Plus Assistant is a newly featured tool that will suggest abilities, heroes and items for more optimized build. It actually analyzes data from millions of games played recently from all skill levels and helps you choose wisely. The tool also advises you on which hero to pick or which one will be more effective for you based on your playstyle. However, you can always decline the suggestions from Plus Assistant and choose your own course of action.

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Battle Cup Is Back

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There are weekly Battle Cup tournaments where Dota Plus subscribers will get free entry whereas non-subscribing participants will have to purchase $0.99 worth Battle Cup tickets each to partake. The winner will get profile accolades, special emoticons and 20,000 Shard as the new in-game currency. In the current trends of eSports, Dota 2 is one of the very popular titles and this weekly tournaments will make player more competitive about the game.

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Charged only $3.99 per month for their subscription service, Dota Plus also offers you a 6% discount if you sign up for 6 months and 12% if you choose 12 months. Despite being a free-to-play multiplayer, Dota 2 lets you purchase cosmetic skins and announcer voices. So, adding a paid subscription is not very surprising but can be a huge game-changer for sure.

Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced

Developer Blizzard Entertainment's free-to-play online collectible card game Hearthstone is getting an expansion with 135 brand-new cards. Titled "Hearthstone: The Witchwood", this expansion is the first of 2018 that will usher Year of the Raven. Though they have not stated any specific release date for it to arrive yet, The Witchwood pack will probably drop anytime before April 30.

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Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced

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Now check out the following clip where the game developers of Hearthstone go to the Irvine California backwoods to reveal more about The Witchwood.

The newly introduced 135 Hearthstone cards are themed on the haunted forest of Gilneas to fend off the spirits of Witchwood. There will be new type of cards and a shift from the usual gameplay mechanics to a new style. For example, if you are to build your deck with Baku the Mooneater or Genn Greymane, then you either has to own odd or even cost cards, so that the former will grant Hero Power upgrade and the latter will cost 1 Hero Power for the whole game for any class.

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New Cards and Mechanics

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The Phantom Militia has the power of Echo, which allows you to play the card many times in the same turn depending on how much mana you are packing and this one is one of the many from the set. Though Rush card Militia Commander cannot attack the opponent's hero like Charge cards, they will attack other minions on a same turn. Before the expansion goes live, claim three card packs and a random Class legendary card for free just by logging into the game.

It also launches a single-player experience called Monster Hunts and it will start within two weeks of the release of the expansion. If you have played Kobolds & Catacombs then this mode may seem familiar to Dungeon Run to you. Players collect their loot bounties to upgrade a deck upon killing the bosses following eight progressively challenging fights for staying alive and exploring further into The Witchwood.

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Hearthstone: The Witchwood expansion pack is priced only 49.99 and you can get a special 50 card pack bundle on pre-purchase. As an included bonus, you will also receive the exclusive In a Dark Wood card back and 20 more The Witchwood card packs. The only other thing that you will need is a Blizzard account to enjoy playing this intense collectible card game on Warcraft folklore.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Amnesia Collection Free on Steam

What developer Frictional Games have done with their survival horror Amnesia game series is quite commendable. Even YouTube's most popular channel PewDiePie used to post videos of Felix Kjellberg playing Amnesia a lot back in the days! If you are fan of the series, then we got good news for you. Amnesia Collection containing with two of the titles from the franchise is now absolutely FREE this weekend on Steam for a limited time.

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Amnesia Collection Free on Steam

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Collecting Amnesia: The Dark Descent and Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs as a bundle that is worth $34.99, this offer is something that you cannot afford to miss if horror games are your favorite. Frictional Games have previously offered Amnesia: The Dark Descent for free and that was quite a long ago. It is very much possible for you to miss that opportunity to grab the copy and look now; you can have the entire series at one place.

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To have Amnesia Collection free for lifetime, all you have to do is to go to Steam within the period of this limited time offer and then click "Install Game". Both The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs will start installing and the games will remain in your library even after the exclusive offer is expired. There was no word on how long this promotion will last but we believe either it would be over within the weekend or over the week long.

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The Dark Descent and A Machine for Pigs

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Two of the titles from the series have the near similar taste of horror but apparently, the sequel has made things a bit simpler. That being said, it still is more than enough to scare the hell out of you on any given day and will leave you in chills.

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So, go and grab those two modern horror-classic games from Steam while you still can, so that if you are in crave for some good horror-game time, you can just get your fill with either one of Amnesia series. Playing Amnesia series will give you the idea of from where the scare tactics of Resident Evil 7 got their inspiration from.

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Five Release Date

Developer Telltale Games have done a great job recreating the legends of Batman with inspiration taken from the source materials of DC Comics and adapted a new version of the character where the players build their own saga as they progress further in each episode of the game. Telltale has officially announced the release date for the fifth and final episode of Batman: The Enemy Within titled "Same Stitch".

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Batman: The Enemy Within Season Finale Release Date

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As you know that previously made choices will shape-up things for you in Batman: The Enemy Within, a huge turn-of-event awaits the finale depends on how you reaped your steps in the past episodes. We are talking about a twist of the character John Doe, who is destined to become Batman's arch-nemesis The Joker. Based on your actions in prior episodes, John Doe will evolve and whether or not he becomes a problem for Bruce Wayne still remains a question.

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Classic Clown Prince of Crime

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We are dropping the official episode description of Batman: The Enemy Within's Season Finale below for you to take a look at.

"What would you choose: a friend whose unhinged approach to justice turns your allies against you, or a sworn enemy who will stop at nothing to see you suffer as your city burns? Based on the relationship you’ve built with John Doe, you'll see one of two very different stories play out. So what’ll it be, Bruce: friend...or foe?"

We believe, John Doe will either become the maniacal Clown Prince of Crime we know him to be or an unlikely ally for Batman/Bruce Wayne that we have never seen before. Telltale already planned out two different ending for the story and developed over 4,500 lines of dialogue for 38 characters from the episode. Amanda Waller of the Agency, Bane, Harley Quinn and Mr. Freeze may appear in supporting role of the story as well.

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The Other Unpredictable Vigilante

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Season Finale of Batman: The Enemy Within, "Same Stitch" will be out on March 27, to play on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile devices. With that, Telltale's second season of episodic point-and-click graphic adventure based on The Dark Knight will come to an end. Judging by the very positive reception from the fans, Batman: The Telltale Series is much likely to return with a third season, where we will see the Caped Crusader in more actions and tackle more bad guys.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Blizzard celebrates 20th anniversary of StarCraft

March 31, 2018 will mark for the 20 year anniversary for Blizzard Entertainment's sci-fi real-time strategy game StarCraft. The game originally came out on March 31, 1998 for PC and spawned a successful series of games that ran on Mac as well. Now, this occasion causes for celebration and Blizzard decides to rejoice this anniversary with a bunch of in-game giveaways like skins and rewards for their other fan-favorite titles.

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Blizzard celebrates 20th anniversary of StarCraft

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To celebrate this grand achievement of StarCraft, Blizzard has picked up Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, StarCraft II, Starcraft: Remastered and World of Warcraft for players to earn these exciting rewards in-game.

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Instead of the end of the month, Blizzard decides to spread the joy of their accomplishment for the entire month of March and some of the reward items are for you to claim just by logging into the game. Following are the free rewards waiting for you to take in-game within the respected titles.

  • Diablo III: Dominion’s Revenge is a terrifying Battlecruiser-themed Pet that you can receive by logging into the third installment of the popular action RPG title after March 6.

  • Hearthstone: You have to play a StarCraft-inspired Tavern Brawl game to get three Kobolds & Catacombs pack rewards anytime from March 21 to 25.

  • Heroes of the Storm: From March 27 to April 7, get the 20th Anniversary Portraits for Protoss, Terran and Zerg species in exchange for a single log in.

  • Overwatch: To get the Sarah Kerrigan Ghost Skin for the defense hero Widowmaker, just log in to the team-based shooter game between March 6 and April 3. This skin of Sarah Kerrigan is akin to her Nova skin and themed on the character before the time when she turned into the Queen of Blades.

  • StarCraft II: Onwards from March 6, log on to the original sequel of StarCraft and get a special UI Skin for each playable race. Then within March 6 to April 3 logging into the game once again will get you a Portrait and Decal.

  • Starcraft: Remastered: A memorial 20th Anniversary UI Skin as a tribute is just waiting for you to claim by simply logging into the game.

  • World of Warcraft: This multiplayer online role-playing title grants you the “Salute to StarCraft” Feat of Strength for saluting any one of the StarCraft-themed pets among Baneling, Grunty, Mini Thor, Zeradar or Zergling within March 31 to April 6.

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Sarah Kerrigan Ghost Skin for Widowmaker

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Aside from the in-game cosmetic item giveaways, the developer plans to host anniversary StarCraft stream of Twitch personalities, which will run from March 30 to 31. Also, on March 31, the very date of StarCraft's original release, Blizzard is going to release a video titled StarCraft is Life: A Celebration on YouTube, featuring the biggest fans of the game sharing their experience with the game for the last two decades.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Dota 2 7.10 Update Details

During the release of their Spring Cleaning update 7.08, IceFrog and Valve Corporation announced that they will be releasing biweekly patch for their free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game Dota 2 from now on. As per the announcement, Patch 7.10 is released on live servers and although it isn't another major update, this brings a huge wave of change to the game's hero pool to make things interesting for players.

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Dota 2 7.10 Update

RELATED: Dota 2 Spring Cleaning 7.08 Update

The highlight of the update is that is enables ranged intelligence hero Dark Willow in Captains Mode, which makes her character available for professional tournaments from now on. Dark Willow was introduced to the game in October, 2017 though the "Dueling Fates" update. Since this is the first time she is in Captains Mode, we still have to find out how she fares in competitive tournaments. Currently, the character has a 54.69% win rate in 5,000 MMR and above.

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Dark Willow Added To Captain's Mode

RELATED: Dota 2 Dueling Fates 7.07 Update

Base gold bounty for Bounty Rune was 50, which is now increased to 10, making it 60 but it no longer gives you XP. Tome of Knowledge XP bonus has increased to 200, as it was 500 before and now it is raised to 700. Melee Creeps gold bounty was previously 41 and now it has become 40 after reducing just 1. As an alternative for branch, you will get a Faerie Fire for Randoming. Bonus hero count is slightly increased from an earlier 10 to 12 now.

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A wide array of heroes from the likes of Abaddon, Ancient Apparition, Arc Warden, Axe, Clinkz, Crystal Maiden, Drow Ranger, Jakiro, Lina, Lion, Lone Druid, Monkey King, Nature's Prophet, Riki, Rubick, Skywrath Mage, Undying, Venomancer and Warlock got their Level 15 Talent increased, whereas Anti-Mage, Invoker, Luna, Necrophos, Phoenix, Sven, Treant Protector and Wraith King got it changed or improved slightly. The majority of change is related to Cooldown and Damage.

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Dota 2 Patch 7.10 Much Updated Heroes

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We see a vast number of heroes having their talents altered in different ways and abilities tweaked with this patch. In some cases, a few got the boot as their attack radius has been scaled down or exchanged with something else. Aspects as Health, Range and Speed got the secondary priority in update 7.10. Arc Warden, Gyrocopter, Invoker, Lina, Monkey King and Warlock are probably the ones that has received major tuning during the process.

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That's all for now from Patch 7.10 and according to their announcement of biweekly release of updates, IceFrog and Valve will be introducing two patches for Dota 2 every month. Despite the changes make some people happy and some furious for not having what they had in mind, we only hope to see the best outcome from them when they are tested on live matches to help the players strategize.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Warcraft III Update Suggests Remastered Edition?

Blizzard Entertainment has released their fantasy real-time strategy game Warcraft III more than a decade ago, in 2002 for Mac and PC. The 16-year-old game is getting a brand-new Patch 1.29 has been released by the developer for testing. The updates include 16:9 widescreen display support instead of last year's 1440x1080 resolution upgrade, a 24 player servers in an experimental mode, hero balance changes and Map Pools.

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Warcraft III Update Suggests Remastered Edition?

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This sudden update after quite a while isn't the real news here even if it seems a bit odd because Blizzard dropped the last update for Warcraft III in 2017. They've been also working to update their other classic fan-favorite games like Diablo 2 and StarCraft to restore them to glory they deserve as par present day games running on modern operating systems. The recent updated installer interface is what that drew attention of keen eyes of game theorists already.

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It was pointed out that Warcraft III has an updated installer now which is akin to the current launcher. Now, this fresh change to one of the legacy games can be for better merger with Blizzard’s client. The installation process of the game has also changed as it installs both of the games now. So, that brings hope to the fans that it can lead to a Warcraft III Remastered Edition just like Blizzard's StarCraft Remaster last year.

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Warcraft III Updates Installer Interface

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Coincidentally enough, the news of the update hits us at the same time Blizzard is busy making an announcement for a Warcraft III competitive tournament invite that will run from February 27-28 on Twitch. This contest is open for Free-for-All, 4v4 battles and other friendly fights for Warcraft III professionals from worldwide. This is just an initiative to bring the game to the arena of esports tournament trend of recent times.

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We won't be much surprised if Blizzard Entertainment decides to announce the Warcraft III: Remastered during the Warcraft III tournament and this is very much a possibility. Although the official sources haven't yet releases a statement on the speculation but it's good to see that a renowned game developer like Blizzard isn't giving up on their old titles just yet. A community-created mod for the game named Dota 2 is ruling Valve's digital distribution platform Steam for years.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones DLC Out Now

Get ready to defend the land of Tamriel once again as Elder Scrolls Online is bringing their latest DLC game pack Dragon Bones for you to slay some more ancient monsters. The DLC is not the only thing that you are getting though. Update 17 is also gone live now and is absolutely free for everyone! Today these two are released on Mac and PC. By February 27, players on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One consoles will also be able to join the action.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Dragon Bones DLC Out Now

Dragon Bones DLC will be accessible to the Plus members of Elder Scrolls Online or purchasing crowns from in-game Crown Store in exchange for 1500 crowns will do. With the DLC and update 17, you will be getting two new dungeons to explore, improvements on combat, two new Battlegrounds and more.

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Dragon Bones DLC
Elder Scrolls Online's newest DLC, Dragon Bones comes with two brand-new dungeons; Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair. You are allowed to choose the normal or veteran difficulties to complete the cells. Then there is veteran hard mode it the previous modes were not challenging enough for you. As soon as you enter one of the two new dungeons, the Renegade Dragon Priest Mask will be added to your collection so that you can dress up like ancient stewards of the dragons.

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Renegade Dragon Priest Mask

Scalecaller Peak
Peryite is the Daedric Prince of Pestilence, who returns with Zaan the Scalecaller in her quest to ravage Tamriel with a deadly plague. The plague-twisted monsters and cultists will be on your way to enter the temple of Scalecaller. The resurrected Dragon Priest is another adversary on your path to stop her before it is too late to save Tamriel. Should you succeed in your job, you are rewarded with achievements, costumes and skins.

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Ruins of Fang Lair

Fang Lair
The mighty dragon Thurvokun chose the Fang Lair as a resting place and now a Necromancer cult is also living there along with other monstrosities. Going by the name Blackmarrow Cult, they are not interested in the lost treasure but their goal is to reanimate the bones of the deceased mighty dragon. To prevent this from happening, you will have to stand against Necromancer Orryn the Black.

Update 17
Update 17 is basically a free patch to the main game that was released side by side with Dragon Bones. New features that come along with this one will improve the gameplay experience of Elder Scrolls Online for all players.

Outfit System
The new Outfit System will let you customize possibly every piece of your look to have a unique appearance and whatever gear you are wearing doesn't matter either. Not only you will have an outfit that you can customize for gold but the in-game Crown Store also lets you buy other Outfits and Outfit Change Tokens, so that you can save up your gold. All you need to get started is to find a new Outfit Station for you.

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Home Storage Feature

Home Storage
Storage containers are added as a new furnishings type that will help you free up spaces of your own home and stock up bankable items. Your bank, craft bag or inventory can now have more room to spare. When your character reaches to level 18, you will receive the first one of those as level-up reward. The other seven containers can be found in the Crown Store or you can have them from in-game vendors.

New Level-Up Experience
Just so that the ESO players understand how to better develop their game characters, a new level-up experience is brought in. As you are going to level up, you will collect unique rewards and gameplay tips that will come in handy. A Skills Advisor tool is also there for you to select your character’s skills and abilities as you see fit.

Combat Improvements
The regular combat system of Elder Scrolls Online sees a major change throughout this patch that will bring improvements to Synergies. Area-of-effect caps, block costs, to cast-time abilities and interrupts are all subject to change for a more responsive battle. How Heavy Attacks and the Off Balance mechanic used to work before will also vary now.

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New Battlegrounds to Conquer

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There are two brand-new Battlegrounds added to Update 17 patch so that you and your team can test yourselves at these grounds. The first one is an Orc stronghold called Mor Khazgur, which will be an ideal place for 4v4v4 battles. The second one, Deeping Drome is beneath Tamriel and the glowing mushrooms on the deep corners of the road ahead.

Elder Scrolls Online is a multiplayer online role-playing game from ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks, released for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Hopefully the new Scalecaller Peak and Fang Lair dungeons from Dragon Bones DLC will keep the players busy and the improvements of Update 17 patch let them have some more fun with the game.

Batman: The Telltale Series Tie-In Comics "Sins of the Father"

With so many popular video games based on the popular DC Comics character Batman, it was quite a bold move for developer Telltale Games to come up with a brand-new saga of The Dark Knight with a re-defined origin. After the successful completion of Batman: The Telltale Series season one, Telltale is currently in-progress with season two, Batman: The Enemy Within. Now, a comic book limited series titled Batman: Sins of the Father is coming in February 2018.

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Batman: The Telltale Series Tie-In Comics

The interactive experience of Telltale's episodic point-and-click graphic adventure really picked up audience interest and now, there is a tie-in book on the way. Veteran comic-book and TV writer for Netflix, Christos Gage (Civil War – House of M, World War Hulk – X-Men) is teamed up with artist Raffaele Ienco (Mechanism, Symmetry) to expand the universe even further by bridging the gap between the two seasons of the acclaimed game.

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Batman – Sins of the Father #1 Video Game Variant Cover


After his debut in the newly re-imagined Gotham City, Bruce Wayne has encountered many villains and psychopaths as himself and his alter ego, Batman. The situation is not always black and white for him and that is why he has to go infiltrate a crime joint to reach the bottom of the problem. Fan favorite characters like Jim Gordon and Amanda Waller crosses paths with him but they too are not exactly are who we used to know in comics, despite some basics of course.

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Commissioner Gordon Will Show Up

Working on Sins of the Father is quite a throwback for writer Christos Gage as he started his early comic-book endeavor with a Deadshot mini-series nearly 15 years ago that was later re-printed as Deadshot: Bulletproof and the same character is making his way into the world of Telltale's Batman to serve as the main antagonist for the series. Also, Bruce Wayne will get back to restore his family reputation after discovering the shocking revelation about his father.

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Already taking a bold new direction for all the characters that we've known for almost all of our lives, Sins of the Father presented a challenge for Christos Gage and his partner Raffaele Ienco to walk a parallel path and live up to the expectation of the fans. The online playthrough videos of Batman: The Telltale Series season one really helped the old hand of Gage here when his editor Jim Chadwick tasked him to handle the project.

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Aftermath of Telltale's Batman Season 1

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Besides, the unique nature of the world Telltale's Batman presents the opportunity to make a few tweaks at the established canon without ruining the core of that character. While Bruce is already having a hard time learning that his father Thomas Wayne was not the heroic figure he thought of, it seems even Alfred was aware of this secret and that makes it a lot worse. The legacy he has built on and the lifelong crime-fighting career he has taken seems baseless to him now.

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Batman – Sins of the Father #2 Cover

Providing, where the developer studio wants to go next with Batman: The Enemy Within and later with newer seasons of Batman: The Telltale Series, Gage and Ienco still had enough freedom to create a direction where they wanted this version of The Dark Knight to go. There will probably a chapter where both Bruce Wayne and Floyd Lawton will come face to face without their masks and that should be something no one wants to miss. The writer believes that somehow Deadshot is just a dark reflection of Batman considering all odds.

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Another character from Batman legend named Black Spider is part of the story and he is hired by Deadshot to face off his enemy. As usual, Commissioner Jim Gordon and Alfred Pennyworth are inseparable parts of Bruce's life as they are in Sins of the Father. Characters that made their debut on Batman: The Enemy Within won't have any direct interaction with Bruce Wayne/Batman though but hopefully they will make their presence known for sure.

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Batman – Sins of the Father #3 Cover

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Telltale Games have already done a fantastic job by re-telling Bruce Wayne's origin in their first game based on Batman and how he eventually discovers a criminal conspiracy in his family. From the beginning of the video game series, Bruce had been trying to bring balance to Gotham City by going undercover to make an ally with the underworld loonies and then being The Caped Crusader at night to fight crime.

The official synopsis to the first digital issue of "Batman: Sins of the Father" series is as follows:

"After the events of season one, Bruce Wayne is working to rebuild the reputation of his family and their company, Wayne Enterprises, while his alter ego, Batman, attempts to create a working relationship between himself and the GCPD. However, before Bruce can begin reparations for the families affected by Thomas Wayne, a mysterious figure begins killing people associated with Arkham Asylum. As suspicion falls on the families suing Wayne, Batman will begin his own investigation into the mystery assassin—and he’ll paint a target on his own back in the process."
Since the story takes place after season 1 and before season 2, events taken place during the "Sins of the Father" will be later featured in later episodes of The Enemy Within in August, 2018. Seeing Telltale following the footsteps of other big-name franchises in film and gaming industry to expand their fictional universe into tie-in comics says how much they really care for the saga of The Dark Knight they have established over the two seasons of the game.

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DC Comics is taking the same approach with this limited series as they did with Injustice: Gods Among Us series, by releasing two chapters digitally before they are available as print issue. The first digital chapter of the book will be released on release February 12 and the rest will come out in every other week. February 21 marks the date for the first print issue from the remaining six from the limited series.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Dota 2 Spring Cleaning 7.08 Update

Before PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds took the video game world by storm, Valve Corporation's free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena game Dota 2 used to rule the gaming communities and Steam. The game sure has lost to PUBG for the crown spot on global dominance but has not faded in popularity. One thing that they are very much known for is to release frequent updates for the game to keep things interesting all the time and we are here to talk about the recent one.

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Dota 2 Spring Cleaning 7.08 Update

The newest update for Dota 2 from developer Valve, Spring Cleaning update 7.08 is currently live and we got some patch notes to discuss here. The Official Site of DOTA 2 contains the update and the details regarding it all in one place, so you can go ahead and check that out too. We want to focus on some key features that update 7.08 is going to bring to the table.

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Player Profile Redesigned

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As part of the update, player profiles are newly redesigned to include various common features as well as some new ones. You can now personalize your profile section by setting your preferred background images available on the index of your loading screen. Your previous performances of last ten matches will be on display and it might be a little uncomfortable for players who are on a bad run lately.

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To keep the negativity out and retain the good vibe among the community, Valve has announced to execute a six-month ban on those who are extremely abusive or needs to learn how to behave in public. Same thing goes for the ones who attempts to cheat in-game. So, you people better stay clear from any sort of cursing to fellow members of the group and try to play your game in a fair way.

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Dota 2 Spring Cleaning 7.08 Update Key-Features

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The "Last Hit Trainer" on the Learn tab lets you practice last hitting creeps and Dota 2 players are well aware of the significance of last hit creeps for gold as well as XP. Matchmaking process is now based on your selected language to improve communication among the team members. You can also see if the others are prepared to queue using the "Ready Check" button.

Many heroes and items are slightly tweaked or cosmetically changed by lead developer IceFrog in Spring Cleaning 7.08 update. Bug fixes, minor changes and adjustments in gameplay are usually expected when an update goes live. It's not that all the changes should please you or be in your favor but you should keep it mind that they are for the betterment for an improved game-playing experience to a large number of Dota 2 players.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four Trailer

As developer/publisher Telltale Games approaches near the release of Batman: The Enemy Within episode four titled “What Ails You”, they thought it would be a good time to drop the trailer hinting at the upcoming events that we can expect from this unique Batman game even though the nature of the game's episodic adventure makes it hard to assume anything in advance. World's Greatest Detective is returning once again to the brand-new twisted world that Telltale has created for him.

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Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four Trailer

Below is the official trailer for the fourth chapter of Batman: The Telltale Series' second season for you to check out.

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Episode four trailer begins with the hints that the previous events from episode three, "Fractured Mask" has led to the disbandment of the Pact and the long charade that Bruce Wayne was playing is now over. Former Arkham patient "John Doe" knows now who Bruce really is. Amanda Waller must be cooking some serious plans which involve The Agency and she is now forcing him to work for her. The secrets that The Riddler left have shaken everyone up and John Doe is on his way of becoming the clown prince of crime.

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The Demented Connection

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Bane and Mister Freeze were captured the last time after Harley Quinn escaped to save her own skin. If she and John Doe can regroup the rest of the team, then The Pact may reform once again and Bruce might have to don the cowl to stop them as The Dark Knight. Whether or not they are reuniting, Catwoman isn't probably coming back to join the gang this time.

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Telltale Games presents Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four "What Ails You" will be available to play on MacPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One as well as Android and iOS devices from January 23, 2018. Although, the second season of Batman: The Telltale Series is nearing end with only one more episode to release, it looks like Telltale is tearing the whole thing down instead of patching loose ends of the story.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four Release Date

2017 has been a great year for gaming and 2018 promises to be even better as it seems with loads of games are on the queue for release. Developer Telltale Games are preparing to continuously dazzle us with some of their recent work from the second season of Batman: The Telltale Series. The fourth episode of Batman: The Enemy Within titled “What Ails You” is heading this way and we may not have to wait for it much longer.

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Batman: The Enemy Within Episode Four Release Date

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Telltale has been continuing their interesting take on the caped crusader with the third episode "Fractured Mask" and they are back again with the fourth installment of Batman: The Enemy Within this 23rd of January.

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The fourth chapter takes the World's Greatest Detective into the ride from where we were left off at the end of the previous part. Previously, Harley Quinn assembled Bane, Mr. Freeze, John Doe and Catwoman to win over Riddler’s prize and Bruce Wayne tagged along. Things went to south as Harley escapes, Bane and Freeze got captured. Surprisingly, John Doe reveals to Bruce that he is aware of the latter's alter ego.

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A Tense Showdown

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Now that Bruce's cover has been blown, how his buddy John Doe will be reflecting on that is something that fans wouldn't want to miss for the world. Plus, ever so manipulative Amanda Waller and the Agency are probably cooking some covert plan of hers for sure. Now if Telltale can just keep up the pace they are going forward with, everything will play out nicely and players will have a great Batman game experience.

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John Doe Evolves

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Episode Four of Batman: The Enemy Within, "What Ails You" will be out on January 23, to play on MacPC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile devices. So, it is just two more weeks you have to count for it to drop when you can set out in the deepest corners of Gotham as The Dark Knight to serve justice.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Paladins Lore Cinematic: "A Realm Divided"

As Hi-Rez Expo 2018 came hot on our tail with ongoing Paladins World Championship and the SMITE World Championship, the last day of the event came to an end with the fourth annual Cosplay Contest by Hi-Rez Studios. Meanwhile, the developer studio thought it would be a good time to drop some new video regarding an origin story for the game Paladins: Champions of the Realm that they've been making for us and meaning to show us for some time.

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Paladins Lore Cinematic – A Realm Divided

Hi-Rez Studios released a brand-new cinematic video on Paladins titled "A Realm Divided", which takes the players further into the unexplored legacy of the game.

"A Realm Divided" goes way back into the ancient history of the Paladins from their golden age when they used to fight wars against dragons with their magical power to restore order and balance to the world. After all was settled, the Paladins retired and the former among them formed a council of magistrates. For centuries, there were peace and order under their guidance but then came a time when crafted crystals became a new source of power that brought a new revolution.

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A Realm Divided

However, the uses of this new crystals caused accidents and the council deemed the use of it by common folks should be prohibited. Grand Magister Karnes took a zero-tolerance policy on this matter only to rebelled by an ancient Paladin warrior. As the rebellion stands against the magistrates with weaponized crystal magic, the former took heavy damage but became more determined in their cause. So, the battle to restore balance to the realm begins and the lore of Paladins takes a new step towards expansion.

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Hi-Rez Studios presents Paladins: Champions of the Realm is a free-to-play hero shooter game available to play on Mac, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For their latest announcement of joining online multiplayer battle royale, the studio itself and the game is currently a hot-topic on the gaming industry for the past couple of days. Then the release of this cinematic short also hints that the game is being readied for a long race in the upcoming time.