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Friday, May 24, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Crosses 16 Million Players

Just ahead of Shadowbringers expansion release, MMORPG title Final Fantasy XIV crosses 16 million players mark.

Though massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV was heavily bashed over for a series of issues, developer/publisher Square Enix took time working on it and replaced it with FFXIV: A Realm Reborn in 2013.

Initially launched for PC and PlayStation 3, FFXIV eventually came to Mac and PlayStation 4 soon only to catch speed over time and has currently reached over 16 million players, just before the release of Shadowbringers expansion.

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Final Fantasy XIV Crosses 16 Million Players

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

Over time, the game improvised over its issues and has accomplished a rare feat of rising from being pinned to the ground. A bold move from Square Enix to scrap down everything that didn't work and completely remaking it really paid off.

Afterwards, this critically-acclaimed MMORPG title picked up a good pace with players that led to the release of both Heavensward and Stormblood expansions, setting stage for a third DLC pack titled Shadowbringers to complement core story of FFXIV.

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Release Date

Upcoming third expansion would essentially feature loads of contents including dungeons and raids, increased level cap, new jobs, playable races and zones for the fan-favorite massively multiplayer online role-playing game.

Scheduled to arrive on July 2, Square Enix already showcased whatever change players can expect from it and an overwhelming surge in player-count has since pushed to a staggering 16 million in anticipation of Shadowbringers.

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV Reveals Dancer Job and Hrothgar Race for Shadowbringers

In terms of video game genres, MMORPG are one of the most complex types where turning back on your feet after messing up once big time is near impossible but FFXIV has made that possible with "A Realm Reborn" and continues to expand.

While eagerly waiting for upcoming third expanded chapter of Final Fantasy XIV, series fans can prepare themselves and warm up in advance by simply grabbing Heavensward for free until June 27 if they already own the base game.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Fortnite X John Wick: Wick's Bounty Limited Time Mode

Baba Yaga steps into battle royale and bounty hunters are on his tail in Fortnite X John Wick limited time mode "Wick's Bounty".

Although online battle royale game Fortnite mostly gained popularity among masses because of its free-to-play economy, it had some major crossover events with big-name franchises like Avengers that only gave it a signal boost.

In their recent arrangement, developer/publisher Epic Games have launched a limited time mode for Fortnite Battle Royale titled "Wick's Bounty" that invites everyone's favorite deadly assassin John Wick, nicknamed "Baba Yaga".

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Fortnite X John Wick: Wick's Bounty Limited Time Mode

RELATED: Epic Mega Sale 2019

To kick-start this John Wick-themed event, a brief trailer is launched as well to make things exciting for players.




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The teaser opens with Reaper walking into an alleyway with his gun while tossing a gold coin and a shadow approaches from other side, which turns out to be Mr. Wick and these two starts shooting each other before it ends.

A contract is placed on him by The High Table and you are to complete challenges by taking out every other rivals till last-man-standing for gold tokens but these tokens would be given as a bounty to players who eliminates you.

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Wick’s Bounty Free Rewards

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Scoring more kills gets you more gold and it makes you more visible to map, putting a target on you. Collecting most amount of gold can put you on map for everyone to see too but you can respawn only three times during this LTM.

Aside from bonus XP, you can earn free rewards like Boogeyman Wrap, Gold Token Back Bling and One Shot Glider. Get John Wick Set from Item Shop that comes with John Wick Outfit and a Simple Sledge Pickaxe modeled to his iconic hammer.

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John Wick Set

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What many have been pointing out upon launch of Wick's Bounty is that Fortnite always had a bearded character wearing suit, which pretty much akin to Mr. Wick and players even refer him to as "John Wick" since the beginning.

Epic Games probably wanted their own version of Baba Yaga back then and designed the real John Wick to be more serious-looking than his cartoonish and less cool counterpart to help people differentiate between them.

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In 2014, actor Keanu Reeves (Constantine, The Matrix) starred in neo-noir action thriller movie John Wick that eventually became a franchise after the movie became an instant hit, releasing two more sequels; John Wick: Chapter 2 and John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum.

Also, if you are a fan of John Wick, you can check out action focused strategy game John Wick Hex and even pre-order it now. Courtesy of "Epic Mega Sale", owning PC version of the game on Epic Games Store will cost you only $7.19.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Humble Store Techland Spring Sale 2019

Indie publisher Techland is celebrating "Spring Sale" on Humble Store with exclusive discounts on many of their games.

Fans of Polish developer/publisher Techland are well aware of upcoming survival horror action role-playing game Dying Light 2 and those who have yet to catch up its predecessor Dying Light from 2015 can have it now Techland Spring Sale at Humble Store.

This spring season, players can expect to enjoy some amazing discounts for a limited time on few select titles from Techland that assures you a good time with some fan-favorite games on PC platform provided via Steam keys.

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Humble Store Techland Spring Sale 2019

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Right off the bat, we can get our hands on Western-themed first-person shooter Call of Juarez from 2007 that is one of the remarkable titles from its genre and is currently available for only $2.49 at a whopping 75% reduction rate.

Then you hop in for more with fourth installment of Call of Juarez franchise in 2013, because Call of Juarez: Gunslinger is also offering a 60% price cut that lets you return to Old West for as low as $5.99 only, which is 60% off to be precise.

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Earlier, we were talking about experiencing Dying Light for an open world survival horror experience in first-person and what better way to enter a world ravaged by zombies for $15.99 at 60% discount instead of paying $39.99 full price?

Get your full dose of adrenaline-fueled rush when you already have the critically-acclaimed game with loads of downloadable content and expansion pack.


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Then get into Dying Light: Bad Blood, which is on Early Access now and up for grabs at 15%. You will begin with a Founder's Pack that includes 1000 Blood bucks in-game currency, exclusive Golden Founder's Mask and legendary skins aside from main game.

It is also possible that you are not looking for all that action and maybe want to settle for something peaceful. Then you have Pure Farming 2018 and it's Deluxe Edition for a flat 60% off now on Humble Store within May 16, 2019.

Friday, May 10, 2019

Humble Store Bethesda Softworks Spring Sale 2019

Publisher studio Bethesda Softworks celebrates "Spring Sale" on Humble Store with exciting discounts offers on select games.

As Humble Store is already hosting an ongoing Spring Sale, publisher Bethesda Softworks decided to chime in with their great collection of many fan-favorite titles for some amazing discounted prices for fans of all genres.

Get your hands on some award-winning titles from franchises that Bethesda published over years now and prepare yourself as some of those games are currently due for an anticipated sequel release very soon from same publisher studio.

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Humble Store Bethesda Softworks Spring Sale 2019

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Hailing from popular action-adventure series Dishonored by developer Arkane Studios, you can bag in both Dishonored 2 and Dishonored: Death of the Outsider Deluxe Bundle at a solid 50% off while this limited time offer lasts.

Then get Fallout 4 and its Season Pass including all four DLC packs both at a 50% discount rate. Though Fallout 76 sucked a lot for many it may improve over time and available at 33% off whereas Tricentennial Edition of the game comes at 35%.

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Not grabbing Doom on 50% off and miss out its modern-day shooter experience would be sin punishable by sending you to Hell. Similar sentiments can be expressed for skipping out Prey Deluxe Edition when it comes down to 40%.

Renowned TES titles like The Elder Scrolls Online Standard Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim VR is now up for grabs within 50-30% off over their retails price and is worth checking out.

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Build up some hype in advance for Wolfenstein: Youngblood by sinking your teeth deep into Nazi-killing shooter by getting Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus or Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus Deluxe Edition by Machine Games at 50% drop.

Upon purchasing, you will be provided a Steam key to redeem the title for playing on PC platform. However, don't stress out yourself thinking you might miss some of them because a Steam Summer Sale would probably offer similar deals pretty soon.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame Limited Time Mode

Thanos returns with his Chitauri army to seek all six Infinity Stones for Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame limited time event.

Without a doubt, developer/publisher Epic Games made a phenomenon of their free-to-play online battle royale mode of sandbox survival game Fortnite that has been dropping new seasons and hosting events for its players on a regular basis.

Following a very successful crossover event with Avengers: Infinity War movie from last year, Epic Games has decided to continue with another limited time event lately for the most anticipated movie of 2019, Avengers: Endgame.

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Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame Limited Time Mode

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In celebration for this Fortnite X Avengers: Endgame event, a new trailer is released showcasing its key features.




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Like its namesake suggests, Endgame would have Thanos and his Chitauri army would challenge players equipped with various Avengers-themed gears to stop them before they could collect all six Infinity Stones to end all life.

Whenever a Chitauri gets an Infinity stone, it will be transformed into The Mad Titan who can leap really high and charge with beam attacks. Collecting each stones will make him more powerful and if he perishes, some other Chitauri will become him shortly.

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A team of players would pick side of heroes to oppose Thanos and his minions on other team while trying to complete their objective. Heroes can pick up Captain America's shield, Iron Man's repulsors or Thor's Stormbreaker axe found in Chests.

In order to guide you to above-mentioned legendary stuff of heroes, there is a treasure map leading them to Mythic Avengers item. Taking out challenges and completing them will grant you Avengers Quinjet Glider, Banners and Sprays as reward.

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Earn Avengers-Themed Rewards

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Also check out two Marvel sets now available in stores; Black Widow outfit with Widow's Pack in one and another comprising of Widow's Bite Pickaxe with Widow's Pirouette Emote as you wait for a second outfit to arrive soon on next week.

As long as enemy team doesn't claim all six Infinity Stones, hero players can respawn and continue their task at hand. Each fight will run unless Thanos is the last one remaining among his team and all Chitauri warriors are elemenated.

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Get Marvel's Black Widow Outfit

RELATED: Thanos Comes to Fortnite!

Previously, Infinity War crossover in Fortnite Battle Royale had players go looking for Infinity Gauntlet and upon finding it, they would become The Mad Titan himself with 700 health and 300 shields to take out an entire battlefield alone.

Fortnite takes a slightly different take with Avengers: Endgame crossover event and even though none of these franchises needs any fan recognition, this limited time game mode surely lifts up player spirits with exclusive Avengers items.

Friday, March 22, 2019

Final Fantasy XIV Reveals Dancer Job and Hrothgar Race for Shadowbringers

Straight out of FFXIV Fan Festival a full trailer of Shadowbringers comes with announcement for new Dancer job and Hrothgar race.

We are still a few months away from upcoming Shadowbringers expansion pack to arrive on July 2, 2019 for widely popular MMORPG title Final Fantasy XIV but that does not really hurt developer/publisher Square Enix to drop some new details.

At recent FFXIV Fan Festival in Tokyo, game director and producer Naoki Yoshida launched the event for fans by revealing some new information regarding upcoming content and releases an updated version of the previously shown trailer.

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FFXIV Reveals Dancer Job and Hrothgar Race for Shadowbringers

RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Expansion Announced

Below is the full trailer for Shadowbringers players saw before, which has newly added scenes to an already exciting premise.




RELATED: Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers Release Date

Players already know that FFXIV will raise level cap from 70 to 80 along with inclusion of new dungeons and zones. There would be a NieR: Automata-themed alliance raid titled YoRHa: Dark Apocalypse as part of a collaboration between these titles.

In February 2019, Gunbreaker tank class job has been revealed with limited job Blue Mage to include months ahead of the expansion release. Surely, some exciting new features are also been confirmed to be come within as more icing on the cake.

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New Job Dancer and more!




One of the primary highlight of the trailer was the newest addition of Dancer job that received a brief introduction and will be a ranged DPS job that brings changes to battle system. You can see a lot more in its solo featurette shown right above.

Aside from obvious skills in dancing, it will be using circular ring-like weapons for throwing in style while causing ranged damage. Its primary kit will probably be buffing same party allies just like Bard and quest to unlocking it begins at Limsa Lominsa.

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Shadowbringers Second Job Dancer

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Two new cities; Crystarium and Eulmore are to be added into upcoming FFXIV content for exploration. The former will serve as a hub on Crystal Tower and the latter is an urban metropolis for the ones with resources to live a luxurious life.

A high-end raid series consisting of 8-players titled Eden is heading to The First, a fictional alternate universe without night. A girl name Gaia wearing gothic attire and wielding a hammer is on the center storyline of this raid for all we know now.

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New Playable Race "Hrothgar"




After teasing and announcing female exclusive Viera race of humanoid rabbits at Paris Fan Festival, Hrothgar will mark debut as a second playable race. These humanoid lion-like beings are excluded of any women among them, like a reverse of Viera people.

Though we have very little to almost no information regarding this buffed looking male-only race on our hand at this instant but they look quite amazing running around. Players who do not want to play as a woman can simply pick the role of a Hrothgar for a change.

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Shadowbringers Second Playable Race Hrothgar

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Tetsuya Nomura, director and designer of Kingdom Hearts series will join a guest creator to help devise character & boss designs for the raid. Pre-order for both physical copy and digital download of Standard Edition or Collector's Edition is currently open.

Originally announced back in November 2018, Shadowbringers is third major expansion pack for massively multiplayer online role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV and will be available to play on Mac, PC and PlayStation 4 upon release.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Cuphead Upcoming Free Content Update Details

Cuphead developers StudioMDHR is bringing a refined experience in upcoming free content update next month.

Lately, indie smash hit run and gun title Cuphead from developer/publisher StudioMDHR is on a hype train once again now that it has been announced for Nintendo Switch handheld consoles at Nindies Showcase Spring 2019, set to arrive on April 18.

Fans are already waiting to get their hands on upcoming DLC, The Delicious Last Course that is also scheduled for 2019 on Mac, PC and Xbox One exclusively. As a little thank you to players, the creators have decided to launch a free content update soon.

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Cuphead Upcoming Free Content Update Details

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Community members will be very happy to know that a slew of new artwork, features and other gameplay changes are included within this brand-new free patch that would see release alongside the game's debut on Switch.

Cuphead and his brother Mugman will be heading to a cartoony adventure of a lifetime, where the latter is no longer a sidekick to his brother and is selectable from main menu for in single-player modes with his unique level completion jingle.

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Thrilling New Adventure

RELEASE: Hollow Knight: Silksong Revealed

Inclusion of fresh art and animation has been added to augment all animated cinematic cut-scenes. Both characters will have several fight intros aside from additional background details, enemy explosions, diverse puffs of smoke and a lot more.

In order to appeal to a large group of global audience, the title is fully localized into Simplified Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Russian and Spanish language with quality translation.

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In-house developers went to great lengths to work with expert calligraphers to discuss ideas for choosing appropriate fonts to use for Boss & Level title in Chinese, Japanese and Korean, taking inspiration from early cartoon works of those countries.

StudioMDHR has gone through a ton of bug fixes and tweaks to optimize Cuphead for a greater experience and lucky for Switch owners, they will receive all of the changes of free content update mentioned above bundled in one for their platform.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Hollow Knight: Silksong Revealed

Following the success of Hollow Knight, indie studio Team Cherry has recently revealed a sequel titled Silksong.

Originally started its journey as a Kickstarter campaign in 2014 for classic 2D adventure, Hollow Knight has turned out to be a universally acclaimed Metroidvania video game from Australian developer/publisher studio Team Cherry.

Following release, the title received several major content update for free and while they were working on another of their post-launch expansions, it eventually outgrew from its original scope and turned out to be a potential sequel titled Hollow Knight: Silksong.

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Hollow Knight: Silksong Revealed

RELATED: Hollow Knight Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

Team Cherry has officially revealed Silksong via a brand-new trailer that offer a brief glimpse into what players are getting into.




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Previously appearing on HK as a lethal hunter and a self-proclaimed protector of Hallownest, Hornet came into way of the titular insectoid Knight more than once and now has finally become a playable character on her own game.

She was always intended to go on her solo adventure set in a new world but they realized too late that it has outsized to be just a downloadable content anymore and the decided to make it a sequel with bosses, enemies and quests for fans.

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Adventure of Hornet

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To learn more about what is going on behind the scene, be sure to watch the developer diary by lead designers Ari Gibson and William Pellen below.




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Even though no official date of release is set yet, developers are currently planning to bring the sequel for Linux, Mac, PC and Nintendo Switch platforms with PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions are to follow later at some point.

Also, Kickstarter backers of original Hollow Knight will receive Hollow Knight: Silksong for free upon release and those who have pledged them with more than AU $10 can even select Switch their preferred platform instead of PC.