Showing posts with label Microsoft Studios. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Microsoft Studios. Show all posts

Friday, August 10, 2018

We Happy Few Secret Ending!

Survival horror title We Happy Few offers players a secret ending without forcing him to go through all the troubles.

Psychedelic horror game with action-adventure elements, We Happy Few from Compulsion Games and Gearbox Publishing is finally out for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although the game is slightly undermined after release despite much anticipation that was build around by player following its reveal, the game has a vivid interactive world and an engaging story. Recently, a shortcut is found to end the game very quickly without facing the twist and turn of events to reach conclusion.

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We Happy Few Secret Ending!

RELATED: We Happy Few Introduces Arthur Hastings

To get the secret ending, you will start with Arthur Hastings' story after the game begins and he will be running his Redactor device to check and remove reference sources of tragedies regarding mind-altering campaigns of Wellington Wells. He will come across an article that refers to a tragic past regarding his younger brother Percy. This presents a quick turn of events to players with a choice to take a hallucinogenic drug known as "Joy" to remove his sadness or try to think freely.

RELATED: We Happy Few Introduces Sally Boyle

To go ahead and see what challenges the world of WHF has in store for you; most players would refrain from taking the pill. On the contrary, if Arthur ends up taking the Joy pill, he will go back to his happy life without ever meeting other playable characters Sally and Ollie to dig deep about the dark secrets the city hides from everyone. In recent memory, similar hidden ending was found in Ubisoft's action-adventure FPS title Far Cry 5, where you could see the game end in 10 minutes.

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Finish We Happy Few in 2 Minutes!

RELATED: We Happy Few Introduces Ollie Starkey

If the idea of playing though the entire plot in a British dystopia of 60's doesn't seem that appealing to you at all then you can always take the low road and get away. Of course, any gamer under normal circumstances would generally want to go through the entire story of the game once they get their hands on it but for some unknown reason, Compulsion Games decided to let people take a quick exit. So, anyone is looking for a quick way out to end credits, you know now how to get there.

RELATED: We Happy Few is Delayed Again

Adding this secret ending was a fine nod to display how an indulged populace has become a social norm these days and how taking less aggressive actions can sometime get you out of situations. We Happy Few entered Steam's Early Access program after a successful Kickstarter crowd funding campaign and upon being delayed back in January, they even offered a refund. Finally, things were sorted out when Microsoft Studios acquired the studio and helped them launch the game on 10 August 2018.

Xbox Game Pass Adds Doom and Rage

Celebrating QuakeCon 2018, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass offers Doom and Rage to catch up to their sequels.

To celebrate QuakeCon 2018 and the recent gameplay reveal of upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal, Xbox Game Pass have added two other classic shooter title from publisher Bethesda Softworks this Friday morning. So, if you had some sort of excuse on you for not trying out these games, shake that off and take the ride to either a post-apocalyptic future in Rage or get into a demon-hunting business in Doom to prepare yourself for the attack of shooter sequels in foreseeable future.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Doom and Rage

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One thing these two titles have in common is that both of them have an upcoming sequel waiting for an official release date. Whereas Doom went on to become one of the greatest shooter that become a Game of the Year in 2016 according to many reviewer and definitely deserved another installment, the ending of Rage may have upset the players and many people were actually surprised knowing it is getting a sequel. Now they can probably get their answers or maybe not.

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Doom on Xbox Game Pass

RELATED: Rage 2 Official Gameplay Trailer

DOOM
In to draw energy from Hell, UAC facility have unwittingly unleashed the gates of a dimension that releases a swarm of demonic forces upon them and it is up to a veteran space marine known as Doom Slayer to mow down every enemy down his path. He is found imprisoned inside a sarcophagus by the demons for wrecking havoc on Hell and now he is back in action once again. This version of the game from 2016 is a re-imagination of the classic game that rebooted the franchise.

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Rage on Xbox Game Pass

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Rage
In a time when an asteroid has laid waste of Earth and game's lead character, a soldier named Nicholas Raine wakes up from a cryosleep to discover himself in a world of chaos, which no longer knew order. Players will go out in various quests, upgrade their vehicle to drive them in a Mad Max-esque wasteland and will often engage in gunfight with the oppressive gang of The Authority for survival. Since the game was a passion project for the developers, we believe it is worth your time to give it a shot.

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Under Microsoft’s subscription service of Xbox Game Pass, both Doom and Rage are available for its members! You have an active membership, you know that their library already contains more than 100 great games, which is always increasing but if you do not have one and was meaning to get one, then you can start your 14-day free trial right away and eventually get one to enjoy great title for one affordable monthly price.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

We Happy Few Introduces Ollie Starkey

Compulsion Games introduces We Happy Few’s final playable character Ollie Starkey.

Developer Compulsion Games along with publisher Gearbox Publishing and Microsoft Studios will take you to a tour of alternate reality 60's English town Wellington Wells in We Happy Few to assume different roles of an enlightened citizen, who is trying to escape the surroundings of drug-induced inhabitants after discovering deep dark secrets of it no one tells you about. Today, we are here with the final playable character of the game, Ollie Starkey as it is only days away from being released.

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We Happy Few Introduces Ollie Starkey

RELATED: We Happy Few Introduces Arthur Hastings

Just like Arthur and Sally, Ollie had an awakening about the fact that the retro-futuristic city they live in has some terrible dark past and a hallucinogenic drug known as "Joy" is doing that. Being a mad Scotsman and ex-soldier, he is not liked by everyone around him and he hates television celebrity Uncle Jack but he has an invisible friend though. Despite pitted against all odds, he did keep his Scottish heritage intact and even managed to survive in the Garden District nearing old train station.

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On their take on Ollie's character, art director Whitney Clayton wanted to go for someone who is a tough nut to crack. While he is still wearing his old military jacket and old army boots, he is more than a soldier who notices the anomaly of his society. Although he may not remember all of his past in entirety, he finds purpose in life upon discovering secrets of the Victory Memorial Camp. Like the other two playable figures, Ollie Starkey has his unique perks and abilities that will help him uncover the truth.

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More Than A Soldier

RELATED: We Happy Few Introduces Sally Boyle

The journey of the game begin with a Kickstarter campaign and then to Early Access on Steam, where it faced some delay that led the developers into removing the game entirely from Valve's digital distribution platform and offer refunds. Thankfully, everything is back on track again after the indie studio was acquired by Microsoft Studios and now scheduled to release on 10 August 2018, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

We Happy Few Introduces Sally Boyle

Compulsion Games introduces mysterious playable character Sally Boyle from We Happy Few.

Away from only little longer than a week, psychedelic horror game We Happy Few from Compulsion Games, Gearbox Publishing and Microsoft Studios is scheduled to launch on 10 August, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox One X. The developer and publishers have already unveiled first playable character Arthur Hastings from the game, who is an everyday common man. Now, another mysterious character of Sally Boyle is about to join the roster of players this week.

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We Happy Few Introduces Sally Boyle

RELATED: We Happy Few Introduces Arthur Hastings

One of the few people that see through the dark history of the city of Wellington Wells is Sally Boyle and she is in a race against time to run away from her terrible neighbors. While the artificially-enthused society around her constantly wants her to indulge in a hallucinogenic drug known as "Joy", she is looking for a way out of this forced madness upon them. For her grooviest fashion sense, Sally is deemed as a wonderful girl in this alternative reality, retro-futuristic city of 1960's England.

RELATED: We Happy Few is Delayed Again

Aside from being a chemist who assists one of the doctors in creating Joy, she is very dazzling and witty. During her character design process, art director Whitney Clayton wanted her to be both a clever chemist and an iconic social figure that everyone knows. However, her glamorous and smart outlook is just a front to hide her secret past that can get her killed if it ever comes out. Her unique appearance and stance is heavily inspired by 60's fashion models like Twiggy and Edie Sedgwick.

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Sally Boyle Can Escape Detection

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Already met Arthur Hastings and Sally Boyle, two aware citizens of Wellington Wells, the introduction of Ollie Starkey is due up next. We Happy Few initially started from a Kickstarter campaign by developer studio Compulsion Games. Then Gearbox Publishing took charge of publishing the game and it entered Early Access on Steam. The game was pulled out from Valve's distribution platform because of delay and now Microsoft Studios has acquired the developers.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

We Happy Few Introduces Arthur Hastings

Compulsion Games introduces We Happy Few’s first playable character Arthur Hastings.

Psychedelic horror game We Happy Few was previously scheduled to release worldwide on April 13, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Featuring three different campaigns, protagonist Arthur’s story from the game needed more work to accomplish the desired look they were trying to achieve; therefore it was pushed back to summer 2018. Now that it is finally set to release on 10 August 2018, we are here to discuss about its first playable character Arthur Hastings.

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We Happy Few Introduces Arthur Hastings

RELATED: We Happy Few is Delayed Again

In a 60's English town Wellington Wells, Arthur is a common man working to censor newspaper archives off offending stories. When he came across old news about him and his younger brother, he refused to take a hallucinogenic drug known as "Joy", which everyone else in town has been indulged with. So, in an attempt to dug deep and discover the truth, he discovers a dark history of his retro-futuristic city that everyone else is cheerfully denying everyday with their Joy pills.

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He may be a man of plain appearance that wouldn't drive attention of the onlookers and very easy to miss in a crowd but like two other playable characters of the game, he has his unique ability perks. Art director Whitney Clayton designed Arthur's character based on typical awkward people pushed around by his peers. Sporting a nerdy look in glasses and a thin frame, he is good at running away and it is very crucial for survival. He is also pretty good with melee weapons like a club.

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Utterly Unremarkable Arthur Hastings

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Indie developer studio Compulsion Games was in charge of developing this psychic horror game, which they started with a Kickstarter campaign while Gearbox Publishing was initially going to publish it. We Happy Few then successfully entered Early Access on Steam and for Xbox One but the delay forced them to remove the game from Valve's distribution platform. Microsoft Studios have later acquired the studio in June 2018 and everything came back in right track.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2018

August 2018 brings free games like Forza Horizon 2 and For Honor to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

August 2018 is nearly upon us and Xbox Live Gold is back again with a new lineup of free games for their subscribers. For a limited time, all of these titles will be exclusively available for Gold members. Among these selected titles by Microsoft, two are for Xbox One and the other two Xbox 360 releases are also playable on the former using backward compatibility. Since there is still some time left, you can grab some of July’s free Games With Gold using your membership access.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for August 2018

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Before going in for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on August 2018 for Xbox One.




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Our very first pick for August 2018 is open-world racing game Forza Horizon 2 Standard – 10th Anniversary Edition. The title offers you to choose from a variety of 200 exotic cars and you are all set to rush throughout the streets of northern Italy or southern France like there is no tomorrow, courtesy of the 10th Anniversary Edition. You can download it from August 1 to 31 and challenge your friends online for races and events while showing off your driving skills on day and night time.

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Forza Horizon 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Next up, we have a medieval action hack and slash game, For Honor Standard Edition from developer/publisher studio Ubisoft. Players are open to choose to be Knights, Samurai or even Vikings as they enter for glory in a historical war. Mastering the Art of Battle combat system will allow our armies to win over enemies as you explore the game in some of its multiplayer modes. The game will be accessible from August 16 to September 15 on all Xbox One consoles with Gold.

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For Honor on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Then an unlikely hero and engineer Isaac Clarke returns to fight off more of these creatures in survival horror title Dead Space 3, which originally came out for Xbox 360. He has been battling Necromorphs all through Dead Space series from Visceral Games and Electronic Arts. This one will be great to play in online co-op mode to use some teamwork against the foes. Get this sci-fi horror game for Xbox One and Xbox 360 through your membership access within August 1 to 15.

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Dead Space 3 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Finally, we have platform magic title Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two from Blitz Games Studios and Disney Interactive Studios. Disney's classic character Mickey Mouse is back in action to save the Wasteland world with his magic paintbrush and aid from Oswald the Lucky Rabbit in a two-player co-op adventure against the Mad Doctor. Gold members are granted access to the title on Xbox One and Xbox 360 from August 16 to 31, so you better hurry up now.

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Epic Mickey 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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If you are thinking of getting a subscription for yourself, then you are in luck, because Microsoft is offering a great discount on it. You can enjoy a $20 off over the standard price for a 12-month subscription, which is currently going on for $39.99 only. A three-month subscription on the other hand is available for only $9.99 and it saves you up a $15 off on the regular price. Besides, the Gold offerings for August seem pretty tempting to be honest, so it might be a smart choice after all.

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

Nintendo has decided to be opened up and allow cross-play experience on all third-party games from now.

For the past few years, developer/publisher Nintendo has been doing quite well with their next-gen handheld console Nintendo Switch. Being a portable system, it immediately grabbed attention of players who want to play as they go, thus dominating video game market these days by selling the console as well as a number of popular third-party games. Lately, being very supportive towards cross-platform play than some of their competitors has made a good name for them as well.

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Nintendo Open to All Third-Party Games Cross-Play

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The concept of cross-play where players from different console or platform shares the same game servers is very popular now and Nintendo has been nothing but very supportive towards the idea. This progressive attitude towards their consumer has garnered great appreciation from fans. The company has teamed up with Microsoft to allow Switch to play sandbox survival game Minecraft with Xbox One players by releasing an engaging commercial to highlight the key features.

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Heralding their upcoming agenda, Nintendo president Tatsumi Kimishima and senior executive officer Susumu Tanaka has stated that they are very much eager and willing to make cross-play platform experience an option for gamers. Entire gaming industry has been in debate over whether or not cross-platform play should be supported by all and when Sony went salty over using the same account to play Fortnite on Switch, players and game studios started to take the issue seriously.

RELATED: Minecraft Nintendo Switch Cross-Play

Their plans to share multi-platform for third-party titles are confirmed at their 78th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. Nintendo Switch fans should rejoice at this news as their multiplayer experience will be of next level in upcoming days. Fortnite and Minecraft have already paved the ways of unlimited possibilities and became a huge hit instantly. Compared to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, Nintendo only sold 15 million units of Switch but those numbers are still rising.

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It was about time that Microsoft and Nintendo become real smart about it, rather than becoming a party-pooper like Sony. It helped them build reputation as well as making good business. However, they have just taken a decision and it may take some time to properly implement it for all because of all the parties involved.

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Bungie and Microsoft Considering Destiny 2 Cross-Play

Developer Bungie and Microsoft are interested to add cross-play feature to online-only multiplayer shooter Destiny 2.

Developer studio Bungie has made a name for them with the success of multiplayer first-person shooter Destiny franchise and Destiny 2 has been quite triumphant as well. However, the game is allegedly dying and the company is doing their best to bring their players back. Aside from announcing their third expansion Forsaken, they are considering offering cross-play with D2 and since Microsoft is interested as well, it seems like a good opportunity to play it throughout a wide variety of platforms if not all.

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Bungie and Microsoft Considering Destiny 2 Cross-Play

RELATED: Destiny 2: Forsaken Reveal

After initially debuting on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, the game shortly arrived on PC in 2017 only a month after. Players are all drawn into large, futuristic shared world where they play the role of a Guardian of good trying to protect The Last City from an invasion of alien warlord Dominus Ghaul and his Red Legion. Gamers have played the campaign over and over, while participating in many raids and timed community events in multiplayer mode, which is limited to respective platforms.

RELATED: Destiny 2: Forsaken Story Reveal

When asked about the possibility of introducing cross-play to their game, Steve Cotton and Scott Taylor from developer team stated that this is a concept they talk about frequently but currently there is nothing at works regarding this unique feature. Also, there is no chance of having this aspect added to the game before launch of Forsaken DLC. However, it seems that Bungie is very enthusiastic about introducing this feature to D2, we might not have to wait for too long to see it.

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Xbox President Mike Ybarra also created a poll on Twitter last month seeking fan response on whether they want to see Destiny 2 get a shared platform gaming experience or not and he got 87 percent of response positive.



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Destiny 2 cross-play is a long-cherished fanboy dream that needs to come true as soon as possible and Bungie has been very willing to come on board with that plan. However, things might take an interesting turn considering PlayStation is commonly regarded as the lead console for the series, who adds exclusive content for their platform in each expansion pack and their recent controversies of not willing to offer cross-play on PS4 has already put them in a sticky situation.

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Sony faced major backlash regarding account restriction of Fortnite for other consoles and Bethesda has also called them out for not being friendly to make cross-play available on upcoming Fallout 76 game. They seem not to care if they lose players and keep the multiplayer to themselves as they have just sold over 80 million PlayStation 4 units till date. D2: Forsaken will debut on September 4 for all three major platforms and they all would be busy for some time enjoying the new DLC.