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Tuesday, November 13, 2018

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Comes to PS4

Sony console owners rejoice as almost after a year, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is coming to PS4 next month.

After starting its run on PC and Xbox One, PUBG has conquered Android and iOS so far. All that is left to officially take over is PlayStation 4 and on December 7 the battle royale sensation is finally reaching out to a new console platform.

Despite the game being suffering from a dropping player base and monetization problems from the earlier point of this year, online multiplayer battle royale game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is still kicking and soon, coming to PS4.

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PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Comes to PS4

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To start, the exciting announcement trailer hands you over a DualShock controller and a pan to earn your very own chicken diner!




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You may or may not have already played games like Fortnite, Free Fire and H1Z1, but what PUBG offers in the 100 player shooter into a map is definitely on another level. Drop in to loot armor and weapon for securing your bragging rights to victory!

The game launches on PS4 with Erangel, Miramar and Sanhok map with one more snow-themed map in works to arrive during this winter. Players can access regular features like custom matches, event mode, ranked system, Trophies and much more.

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Nathan Drake Desert Outfit

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Pre-order is already open and you simply go for the physical disk containing the base game or can just pick from Looter’s Digital Edition for $29.99, Survivor’s Digital Edition for $59.99 or the Champion’s Digital Edition for $89.99 only at PS Store, including exclusive items.

Pre-order bonuses have digital skins of Nathan Drake from Uncharted series and Ellie's backpack from The Last of Us for you in stock. Plus, digital version pre-purchase gets you The Unknown Avatar for your PSN ID and Miramar console theme.

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The Last of Us Ellie’s Backpack

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Developers at PUBG Corp. are working pretty hard day and night to deliver you the unique battle royale experience of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds as solo or squad on the comfort of your PlayStation 4 consoles within the next 23 days.

From the beginning of this year, they had one prime goal among many other and that is to bring the game to Sony consoles by the end of 2018 and they are finally handing it over to the PS4 community to enjoy an epic journey to earn your precious chicken dinner!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

Xbox Game Pass Adds PUBG and More

To celebrate X018, Microsoft’s Xbox event, games like Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, PUBG and much more are added to Xbox Game Pass.

During the global celebration of Microsoft’s Xbox fan event, X018, their monthly gaming subscription service Xbox Game Pass had some defining moments for the embers by adding several more amazing games to the library.

The already enriched catalog has more than 100 great games including notable Xbox One- exclusive titles and constantly adding more whenever they get a chance. X018 just put in some new blockbuster games that you can enjoy this holiday.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds PUBG and More

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Members are given access to games like Grip: Combat Racing, Sniper Elite 4 and more for November. Yet we are almost certain that some of the newly added games will make you forget the ones you were already playing until now.

Xbox Game Pass membership offers you the ultimate battle royale experience and by that, we do not mean any of those doppelganger titles out there. You crave for dark fantasy or action-adventure? We got that covered as well.

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Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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The biggest addition to the subscription service in celebration of X018 is definitely 100 players online multiplayer shooter PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds from PUBG Corporation. In just two days, PUBG will be available to access from November 12.

The second biggest announcement has to be hauntingly epic Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice from developer/publisher Ninja Theory. However, you will have to wait some more until December 17 to get your hands on the title.

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Thief of Thieves on Xbox Game Pass

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Also joining the lineup in December will be indie adventure Kingdom: Two Crowns from Raw Fury and Metroidvania platform-adventure Ori and the Blind Forest from Moon Studios. Both of these games come with favorable reception and offer you a good time.

We figure that you may get impatient to wait till the next month and so, Thief of Thieves, a video game adaptation from acclaimed comic-book author Robert Kirkman (Invincible, The Walking Dead) is currently accessible for you.

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Ori and the Will of the Wisps Will Come to Xbox Game Pass

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By November 22, Microsoft will add up Agents of Mayhem, MXGP3 and Thomas Was Alone to the list. Additional games from independent developers like Aftercharge, Mutant Year Zero, Pathologic 2, Secret Neighbor, Supermarket Shriek, The Good Life and Void Bastards will follow.

When upcoming platform-adventure Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be released worldwide in 2019 for PC and Xbox One, it will be made available in Xbox Game Pass at the same time. A sequel to Ori and the Blind Forest, return of guardian spirit Ori in a newest release was announced back at E3 2017.

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Xbox Game Pass Mobile App Now Available

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Also, the companion Xbox Game Pass app to discover the service on the go is currently available on Android and iOS to bring the experience at your handhold. You can easily discover and download games to your Xbox console using mobile devices.

By taking consumer feedback into account, Microsoft is constantly working on it make the usage of these apps more seamless. Just remember to set "Instant-On" and enable remote installations in Settings menu. If you don't have them yet, head over to App Store or Google Play to get them.

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Xbox Exclusive Forza Horizon 4 on Xbox Game Pass

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Aside from the 16 newly announced games, the subscription service offers you sensational Xbox exclusive Forza Horizon 4, the highest-rated open world driving game with a dynamic weather system and a collection of over 450 different cars.

Since the game is also an Xbox Play Anywhere title, you can choose to play it on PC or on Xbox One as it comes with shared progress and cloud save support across platforms. Another two noteworthy inclusions would be Sea of Thieves and State of Decay 2.

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Lastly, to provide great value to the subscribers in general, Xbox Game Pass presents a new offer on the table that new members cannot afford to pass. You can sign up for a monthly membership for the first month by spending only $1, starting today.

Offered for a limited time only, you can be a proud member to the service where more than 100 great games cataloged and brand-new titles are lining up each month. If the price still doesn't interest you then you can always try out a 14-Day Free Trial.

Inside Xbox X018 Event

Inside Xbox livestreams their major Xbox One announcement and highlights of X018 Event from Mexico City.

Mexico City was lightening up this weekend, with the return of Microsoft’s Xbox fan event X018 for November 10-11. Courtesy of Inside Xbox, this entire fan-fest is going to be streamed live for those who couldn't attend the program in person.

More than over 10,000 fans came to celebrate this fourth-annual event and have first look at the upcoming projects. Team Xbox members are bringing in some major announcements on video games are heading this way for players on PC and Xbox One.

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Inside Xbox X018 Event

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Since the live broadcast started long before the actual show, we advise you to skip to 29:51 for the announcements to roll in. Cheers!




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Crackdown 3 | Wrecking Zone Multiplayer




When people heard that Microsoft's action-adventure title Crackdown 3 won't be at E3 2018 and the game is pushed to 2019, people were generally disappointed. X018 makes up for all the frustration and delivers new news on the game.

An all-new multiplayer mode Wrecking Zone is showcased in a gameplay video into an open-world, where you destroy every piece of in-game environment with explosives and advanced weapons to take down your enemies.

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Xbox Game Pass | New Games




The Netflix equivalent of gaming, Xbox Game Pass subscription service is really offering a blast by announcing to add a total of 16 new titles and the first one they included is a worldwide battle royale sensation, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.

PUBG will be followed by Thief of Thieves, while Agents of Mayhem, MXGP3 and Thomas Was Alone will join on November 22. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Kingdom: Two Crowns and Ori and the Blind Forest arrive on December.

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Ori and the Blind Forest Coming to Xbox Game Pass

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Other indie titles that are coming to Xbox One are Aftercharge, Mutant Year Zero, Pathologic 2, Secret Neighbor, Supermarket Shriek and The Good Life. Upcoming platform-adventure Ori and the Will of the Wisps will be available at launch in 2019.

Don't forget to try out the Xbox Game Pass app on App Store or Google Play for Android and iOS to download your games straight to your console. Also, signing up for membership right now will get you the first full month for $1 only.

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Xbox Black Friday Deals




Although Halloween is over for this year, another holiday season is headed this way fast and prepare for the biggest Black Friday sale of ages, because you can get a $100 off on Xbox One consoles and that brings it to the lowest price ever.

Just like the Xbox Game Pass offers, you can sign up for Xbox Live Gold to get your first month for only $1. Get Disneyland Adventures, Forza Horizon 4, PUBG and State of Decay 2 for 35% off or go for Forza Motorsport 7 and Sea of Thieves to get 50% off.

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Forza Horizon 4: Fortune Island | Expansion Pack DLC




Latest installment of the open world racing game Forza Horizon 4 from developer Playground Games has just announced their first expansion "Fortune Island", which is coming on December 13 to take players to the northern reaches of British Isles.

This is going to be a lot more fun and exciting experience as you will now be driving through dangerous cliff side roads and mountain switchbacks under the extreme weather condition that brings in fierce lightning storms.

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Fortune Island Expansion for Forza Horizon 4

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Another fine addition to the game is all five of Ken Block’s Ford vehicles as a courtesy of GymkhanaTEN franchise. These custom-built powerful machines will be added to the game on early November for Car Pass members.

Fortune Island comes along with the Forza Horizon 4 Expansions Bundle worth $34.99 only for a total of two. If you have gotten your hands on the Ultimate Edition or the Ultimate Add-Ons Bundle already, you won't have to worry about that at all.

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Sea of Thieves | The Arena Update




Action-adventure game Sea of Thieves is getting a free content update soon, which will be the fifth one since launch and will introduce a PvP game mode called "The Arena" to test out their skills against each other in competitive matches.

Players will take part in a race to find treasure and beat your rival crews while the clock is ticking. Also a new Trading Company called the Sea Dogs is introduced, who will offer you goals and rewards, while a new-tavern area is included as well.

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State of Decay 2 | Zedhunter Pack




This November 16, zombie survival game State of Decay 2 is going to release their next content the Zedhunter Pack. This one comes with a very cool silent crossbow to hunt down zombies and there are some useful melee weapons to use as well.

Now that four million players have joined the community, this free update will be the first among a line of other planned updates for 2019 like a brand-new gameplay setting and Return to Trumble Valley DLC that features a map from original State of Decay.

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With all the features, games, supports and updates coming for Windows and Xbox console, people in Mexico City really got a blast out of X018. Xbox Game Pass got the best part from the entire show as they got a lineup of more than a dozen games for their members.

Also, Microsoft worked up their game development section really good this year by working with so many new companies and now they have two more promising studios to work with. Hopefully, players on their home console will see a great number of exclusives in the foreseeable future.

Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Xbox One backward compatibility feature brings Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy and Civilization Revolution as Xbox One X enhanced from Xbox 360.

The entire Xbox community came celebrating the fourth-annual X018 event this weekend at Mexico City and Microsoft Studios teamed up with Square Enix to announce that Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy will be backwards compatible on Xbox One from November 13.

It is time for fans of the series to rejoice in excitement as Final Fantasy XIII, Final Fantasy XIII-2 and Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII from role-playing game franchise Final Fantasy has joined the library of Xbox One X enhanced backward compatibility.

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Final Fantasy XIII Trilogy is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

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These three action RPG titles from "Fabula Nova Crystallis" saga with mostly positive receptions were originally released within 2009 to 2013 for Xbox 360 consoles aside from other platforms like Android, iOS, PC and PlayStation 3.

Not only are these games are being made available for Microsoft's eighth-generation home console, FFXIII Trilogy is receiving enhanced visual upgrade to be enjoyed on the world’s most powerful console, Xbox One X.

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The above-mentioned titles will soon join previously announced lineup of Final Fantasy VII, Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy X HD Remaster, Final Fantasy X-2 HD Remaster, Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age and World of Final Fantasy Maxima as part of Final Fantasy Legacy Collection, will be releasing throughout 2019.

On another note, turn-based strategy game Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution from developer Firaxis Games and publisher 2K Games has also received Xbox One X enhanced update. Back in April 2017, the title joined the backward catalog of games already.

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FFXIII and Civilization Revolution is Xbox One X Enhanced

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Some people may have missed their chance with these titles the first time they were launched and had no way of playing it back now without migrating back to older consoles or maybe experience it on PC if there is a version available. This is where the Xbox One backwards compatible feature comes to play.

Microsoft has done a great job amassing more than 500 titles from Xbox 360 platform and 25 of them are enhanced for Xbox One X. Another 32 original Xbox classic titles are now available to enjoy on your Xbox One devices.

Monday, November 5, 2018

The Joker and Harley Quinn Coming to PUBG

The Joker and Harley Quinn escaped Belle Reve Penitentiary for a Suicide Squad crossover event in PUBG.

Battle Royale genre of games already had enough competitors like Fortnite, Free Fire and H1Z1 to give PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds a run for their money before Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 came out introducing the Blackout mode.

To stay relevant to players these days, PUBG has decided to do a crossover event (or what everyone else thought) with 2016's superhero movie Suicide Squad to generate some hype for the game but it turns out that they were only intending to release new skins.

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The Joker and Harley Quinn Coming to PUBG

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To be very specific, only the skin of The Joker and Harley Quinn are going to be available and the trailer below showcases how things are going to be.




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Although The Joker skin doesn't look anything close to how Jared Leto portrayed the character in Suicide Squad movie except for his garb. His face is just covered with white paint and he is not even sporting his evil grin on his face. In all honesty, it looks horrible.

Harley Quinn doesn't look anything like Margot Robbie either but her resemblance is close enough to the original counterpart compared to her better half. The baseball bat she carries around o her back may serve as a weapon akin to the infamous pan though.

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PUBG Corp. didn't go into revealing further detail aside from the announcement trailer on how or if this exclusive appearance of the Clown Prince of Crime and his crazy girlfriend is going to impact the game anyhow.

Back in May 2018, their rival company Epic Games did a limited time Infinity Gauntlet mashup in Fortnite following the release of Avengers: Infinity War movie. Not only PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds joined the party late, all they got for now is two DC villains. Tough luck indeed!

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for November 2018

November 2018 brings free games like Assassin’s Creed and Battlefield 1 to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers.

The month of October was hopefully a blast for all the Xbox Live Gold for the subscribers because of the unique lineup of free games. Now that we are headed towards November, a brand-new catalog of games has been presented.

Players on Xbox One will have two titles and two comes from Xbox 360 using Microsoft's backward compatibility. By the time you are reading this, you probably do not have much time left to catch the free Games With Gold for October but if you do, do not miss them.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for November 2018

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Before diving deep for more details, we want you to take a look at Games with Gold lineup on November 2018 for Xbox One.




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Battlefield 1
We are merely weeks away from witnessing the glory of World War II in upcoming first-person shooter Battlefield V from EA DICE and Electronic Arts. So, going back to the first war before that would only make sense now as well as anytime before.

Witness the thrill of World War I in single-player campaign or take part into a 64 person multiplayer experience with this highly acclaimed FPS title. Begin to write history of epic battles on Xbox One from November 1 to 31.

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Battlefield 1 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Race the Sun
Care to play some indie games? Because, Games with Gold has one on their lot for you this month. An endless running game from comes this way from Developer/publisher studio Flippfly, which will put your coordination skills and reflexes to test.

Arcade games era of the past has a heavy influence on this particular title to pour in some serious tension when you are piloting the aircraft. You can take the flight anytime from November 16 to December 15 on your Xbox One to fly as long as you want.

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Race the Sun on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Assassin’s Creed
While everyone else is busy playing the newly released Assassin's Creed Odyssey, wouldn't it be nice to go back to the root of the stealth action-adventure franchise and try out the first Assassin's Creed game of the series once again? Yes, we thought so.

The game explores the journey of fan-favorite master assassin of the brotherhood Altaïr in a battle against the Templars. So, plug yourself to Animus to walk the path of your assassin ancestor from November 1 to 15 on your Xbox One or Xbox 360.

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Assassin’s Creed on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Dante’s Inferno
When Visceral Games was shut down earlier, many fans have mourned but the studio left enough noteworthy titles behind they can still take pride for. One such name would be Dante’s Inferno, a game that is still praised for its art style and level design.

A product released by publisher Electronic Arts, the game follows the story of a Templar knight in his pursuit of vengeance to retrieve the soul of his love. Seek redemption for Dante from November 16 to the end of the month on Xbox One or Xbox 360 consoles.

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Dante’s Inferno on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Apparently, you are getting $84.96 worth of free games for this month with your Xbox Live Gold membership. Become an Xbox Live Gold member today to enjoy these exciting titles each month exclusively on your Xbox consoles as well as great deal of games on discount in Microsoft Store.

Xbox Game Pass on the other hand offers some exciting games like Dead Island: Riptide, Outlast and Sniper Elite 4 alongside 100 other great games from Microsoft Store. If you are in doubt, then trying up that 14-Day Free Trial would be a good idea.

Monday, October 29, 2018

Xbox Game Pass Adds Sniper Elite 4 and More

As November approach towards us, games like Sniper Elite 4 and much more are added to Xbox Game Pass.

Right after adding four new horror games to the catalog for celebrating Halloween, Xbox Game Pass update for November is revealed today. Just as always, there is some great selection of games and do not forget about over 100 of great games for your membership.

Among the five newly added titles, four of them are coming on the very first day of next month and the fifth one drop on November 6. Hopefully Microsoft will bring in more exciting titles for subscribers to keep going just like the good old days.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Sniper Elite 4 and More

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In racing game quota, you get to pick a next level game that is still on Early Access but has a very positive reception from fans. Then there is a game in sport category from Roll7 studio, which may not have the best looks to offer but a joyful ride instead.

Then comes the good part where you are treated with a task to save the world from Space Grunts as a young little kid. Afterwards, a survival game in form of a simulator and a stealth shooter based on the biggest war of the world has you covered for the month.

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Grip: Combat Racing on Xbox Game Pass

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Grip: Combat Racing
To get the taste of high octane, hardcore action of Grip: Combat Racing, you will have to sit tight until November 6 from developer Caged Element Inc. and publisher Wired Productions. If you are a racing game lover then the wait will be worth it for sure.

Aside from a single-player campaign, the game features a Carkour stunt mode and 22 unique tracks to drive through in four different planets. There are 15 armored vehicles for combat racing and you can share a split-screen with up to four players.

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Olli Olli 2 XL Edition on Xbox Game Pass

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Olli Olli 2 XL Edition
This unconventional skateboarding video game on the list may remind you of retro gaming era but on a larger scale, which is backed up by rhythmic soundtrack to match. This sequel to a critically acclaimed game has five new worlds and 250 challenges to complete.

If you share your love for skateboarding then Olli Olli 2 lets you perform all new tricks and sick maneuvers. Of course the graphics of the game is nothing to brag about but the game still manages to get mostly positive response from players who tried it.

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Rise and Shine on Xbox Game Pass

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Rise and Shine
Although the title may give you the idea or rainbows and sunshine, it is more like a gun-blazing shooting adventure that follows the adventure of an eleven year old boy Rise and his powerful fun Shine to save his peaceful planet Gamearth from an alien invasion.

Brought to you by Super Mega Team and Adult Swim Games, Rise and Shine is an indie action fest that has evil aliens, robot bosses and zombies all over it. This game is like a next level Metal Slug game with improved graphics and more fluid gameplay.

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Sheltered on Xbox Game Pass

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Sheltered
A survival game set into post-apocalyptic time may give you the typical idea of a world ravaged by zombies in most cases but this is where Sheltered stands aside. The plot of the game revolves around a family fighting to survive after a nuclear war.

Developer Unicube and publisher Team17 has done a great job creating a bunker simulator where players try to keep four of their family member alive against various obstacles and threats by constant struggle on a randomly generated map.

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Sniper Elite 4 on Xbox Game Pass

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Sniper Elite 4
The fourth game from a popular third-person tactical shooter franchise based on World War II that heavily relies on complex ballistics and stealth mechanics into gameplay, Sniper Elite 4 definitely is the biggest game among the lot and the series itself.

SE4 from developer/publisher Rebellion Developments offers you the largest and diverse maps of wartime Italy to overthrow oppressive forces. If you have somehow missed to catch the title earlier on Humble Monthly or in PlayStation Now lineup, this is another good chance for you to pick it up.

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Also, you haven't already then join Xbox Game Pass right now for more than 100 great games for a very affordable monthly subscription fee or just start with a 14-Day Free Trial now. In return, you get to play Xbox One-exclusives of this year like Forza Horizon 4 ad State of Decay 2.

Still not satisfied? Then you can simply head to Inside Xbox at X018 on November 10 to have a blast of new great games and interact with more than 10,000 fans that will come to visit the program at Mexico City or just watch the whole thing online the next day.

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Alan Wake is Back on Steam

Alan Wake has returned to online storefronts after resolving big licensing issue that forced the game to suspend sales.

Developer Remedy Entertainment’s critically acclaimed action-adventure title Alan Wake from 2010 has become a topic of discussion long after the announcement of a live-action TV series based on the game was made back in last month.

Earlier the game was removed from all available online marketplaces because of a licensing issue and after an absence for more than a year now, it is back again on popular digital storefronts like GOG.com, Humble Store and Steam.

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Alan Wake is Back on Steam

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In May 2017, the developers faced a problem with the usage of licensed music rights that needed renegotiating and until they could, the game couldn't be on sale. So, before taking the game down, they offered a 90% discount for the title on Steam.

It was really an unfortunate event for the psycho-thriller adventure from Remedy; however they never had to take down the standalone spin-off game Alan Wake's American Nightmare from the digital shelf because of those music rights again.

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In a recent Tweet, Remedy Entertainment has confirmed the news and thanked their publisher Microsoft Studios to reach out for solving this problem.



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If you have never played this atmospheric adventure-horror title before or even missed that super-sale a year ago, then you should give it a try now that it is back and on top of that, Alan Wake is heavily discounted again for the occasion of Halloween.

While the original game is currently on sale for only $1.40 on Steam, you can also own the Collector's Edition for the best price of $1.64 only before November 1. If you are looking for the Xbox 360 version, then it would be a bummer to tell you that the game is still not available on Xbox Marketplace yet.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Classic Valve Titles are Backwards Compatible and Xbox One X Enhanced

Classic Valve Titles from Xbox 360 platform are now Xbox One X enhanced and backward compatible.

Fans of classic titles from developer/publisher Valve Corporation have been yearning for so long to get a sequel for their favorite games from old days for too long but at this moment they are busy with projects like Artifact and In the Valley of Gods.

However, some of those notable fan-favorite classics from Xbox 360 era are returning to modern day Xbox One console with astounding 4K enhancements for Xbox One X, courtesy of the backward compatibility feature of the Microsoft gaming platform.

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Classic Valve Titles are Xbox One X Enhanced Backwards Compatible

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An anthology collection Half-Life 2: The Orange Box, Left 4 Dead, Left 4 Dead 2 and Portal: Still Alive have been added to a list of enhanced games for Xbox One X along with 17 other that has been updated for the platform to run at higher resolution.

Now you can revisit and enjoy these old games once again at 9X the original pixel from existing assets. Other remarkable Xbox 360 enhanced titles includes the likes of Red Dead Redemption and Skate 3, which makes the list a total of 21.

RELATED: Metal Gear Solid 2 & 3 is Backwards Compatible on Xbox One

Very recently, the backward catalog of games have added Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty, Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater and the entire Crysis trilogy. Back in August, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 joined the race and early releases from the Assassin's Creed series before that.

If Microsoft is giving Sony a fight with anything in terms of releasing exclusive games, then it is their backward compatibility feature of Xbox One. Because of their unique program, players are now able to take a trip back to memory lane with many of their favorite game.