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Thursday, March 26, 2020

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Unlike past weekends, this one maybe a bit different since almost everyone is stuck at home to maintain social distancing. Xbox Free Play Days event has something to keep you company amidst a worldwide Coronavirus pandemic though.

So, head over to Microsoft Store from March 26, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT to download and play three brand-new exciting titles free for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate till March 29, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

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As a sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, online tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has debuted as latest Tom Clancy title that invites you to become a Ghost and take down a corrupt regime set in a remote South Pacific island.

Currently in Early Access, roguelike third-person shooter Risk of Rain 2 from developer Hopoo Games and publisher Gearbox Publishing is having an open season with its newly released Hidden Realms content update on Free Play Days.

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If some old fashioned brawling is what gets you going, then you may check out Tekken 7, most recent and seventh mainline release of Tekken series that draws conclusion to long-running clan war between Mishima family members.

Xbox Free Play Days also lets you keep all your in-game achievements and progress when this weekly event is finally over and you can buy these titles at a great discounted price using your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership.

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For instance, you can grab either or all of Standard, Gold and Ultimate Edition for Breakpoint at 67% off right now. Also, grab GRB Year 1 Pass for 50% discount to unlock Spec Ops Forces Pack, three new classes and two new missions.

While you are at it, give RoR2 Standard Edition a try or purchase a bundle featuring two series titles in one for 40% price off. Any or both Standard and Ultimate Edition of Tekken 7 can be yours at 75% reduction than its usual worth.

World War Z, Figment and Tormentor x Punisher Free on Epic Games Store Now

For this week, Epic Games Store is offering free copies of World War Z, Figment and Tormentor x Punisher on PC.

Slowly closing in on Q1 2020, Epic Games is cranking up their weekly dose of free games giveaway on digital storefront for PC platform, Epic Games Store and their most recent lineup looks most promising so far this year.

Epic Store has revealed their lineup for this week, which includes World War Z, Figment and Tormentor x Punisher. Anyone with a free account on EGS can add these titles to their library before April 2, 8:00 AM PT/10:00 AM EDT.

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World War Z, Figment and Tormentor x Punisher Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Having WWZ to this week's freebie list was truly a huge surprise from developer Saber Interactive and publisher Mad Dog Games. A successor Left 4 Dead series, this co-op shooter title is based on a 2013 zombie-horror movie.

Enter a strange landscape where thoughts and memories from our head reside in action-adventure game Figment and then engage in a musical journey to a quirky hand-drawn world fighting creatures of nightmarish dreams.

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Indie arena shooter Tormentor x Punisher offers a unique proposition to be killed by one hit, whether it is bosses or you. Therefore, your enemies will set different traps to delude you and demons will try to outsmart you for survival.

Announcing their upcoming freebie titles ahead of next week, first-person indie game Gone Home from The Fullbright Company and acclaimed action-adventure title Hob by Runic Games will arrive at Epic Games Store from April 2, 2020.

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Death Stranding Getting Photo Mode for PS4

Kojima Productions recently confirms that Photo Mode feature for Death Stranding will arrive on PS4 very soon.

When release date for PC version of open-world action strand game Death Stranding was announced earlier by publisher 505 Games, a much-requested Photo Mode was revealed to be added but was not confirmed for PlayStation 4 yet.

A few weeks later, game director Hideo Kojima came out assuring a Photo Mode for PS4 version as well, which was not surprising though. This feature will become available for players on console in a patch released by end of this month.

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Death Stranding Getting Photo Mode for PS4

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Following original announcement for Photo Mode, fans have been bugging Kojima on Twitter asking for its PS4 release. It turns out developer Kojima Productions has been already testing out this latest feature for some time to release soon.

Therefore, owners of Sony console are getting their hands on it way ahead of upcoming PC version release in June 2, 2020. However, platform exclusive Half-Life themed content for DS will not likely to make a jump to PS4 anytime soon.

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Kojima shared a few of his experiments with Photo Mode on social media and it appears to work similarly as other staple PS4 title like God of War. He also hinted of a "psychic photo" mode that he used in past for Metal Gear Solid games.

Kojima Productions have yet to reveal an official release window for next Death Stranding update that will introduce this feature and let all enthusiast video game photographers to capture their journey Sam Porter Bridges.

Child of Light Free on Uplay Now

PC version of fantasy role-playing platformer title Child of Light is now free to claim on Uplay until March 28.

In a tough time when the entire world is battling with a Coronavirus outbreak by staying in self-isolation, some video game companies are trying to be generous to gamers and help them up to stay home with free games giveaway.

Most recently, developer/publisher Ubisoft has joined that rally by offering PC version of 2014 role-playing platformer Child of Light on Uplay that you can claim a free copy of from March 24, 7 PM to March 28, 7 PM of your local time.

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Child of Light Free on Uplay Now

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You play as a young girl named Aurora, who discovers herself in magical land of Lemuria and she must embark a fairytale journey full of side-scrolling adventure to fight against malevolent Queen of the Night to get back home.

You don't even have to launch UPlay app to grab this freebie and there is a four-day window to grab a free copy. However, you only get access to Child of Light base game and its additional DLC packs are still going to cost a few bucks.

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Staying indoors to maintain social distancing can be hard for people but gamers have been in self quarantine for their lives. Nevertheless, a free game is always appreciated and can be really helpful to an average Joe to keep busy at home.

Directed by Assassin's Creed II and Far Cry 3 alum Patrick Plourde, Child of Light is generally priced $14.99 only on various other digital storefronts for PC and consoles, which you can claim now simply with a free Uplay account.

Monday, March 23, 2020

Death Stranding Rumored to Have Missed Sales Targets

According to recent report, Sony is disappointed with overall sales of Hideo Kojima's Death Stranding.

Without a doubt, open-world action strand game Death Stranding from developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment was one of the highly anticipated games of 2019 for players on PlayStation 4.

Not only have this game divided player community over whether to call this an absolute masterpiece or an ambiguously boring experience, even Sony is a bit disappointed at its sales, according to a forum posting in ResetEra.

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Death Stranding Rumored to Have Missed Sales Targets

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A moderator on ResetEra forum known as Dusk Golem, who usually Tweets stuff about horror games have shared some new information that after sales of Death Stranding has been quite a letdown following initial launch window.

Sony had some high hopes for its sales number after release but the game failed to reach many of their speculated milestones. Moreover, there are currently more than 3 million unsold copies still lying around in their warehouses.

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Death Stranding is arguably considered one of the most divisive titles in recent years and there was some trouble during its development period. DS had a mixed reception from both critics and players, dividing over their own opinions.

Sony expected a much darker take, resembling to more horror-esque experience but upon disagreement with game director Hideo Kojima, the game was softly rebooted only a year and a half before launch to rush development.

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A Darker Experience

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Besides, Sony Worldwide Studios was not very happy with how much money Kojima Productions were spending for Death Stranding and their differences has eventually led the game end up not being a PlayStation 5 title after all.

Dusk Golem clarifies at start that he has no solid source at hand right now to verify these claims and warns everyone to take it with a grain of salt. However, a few of his threads actually line up nicely to some related speculation from earlier.

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Despite a lack of return on investment in their recent endeavor, Sony is still eager to continue partnership with Kojima as they struck a deal with Konami lately to work on Silent Hill series reboot that would require a smaller budget.

Developing a horror game from well-known franchise would cost a lot less and associating with Kojima's name would create a spike of hype among fans and would be a huge seller for PlayStation brand to make enough financial return.

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Throughout this month, the game has seen a 25% price drop at many retail shops, which has dropped even lower this week. Amazon and Walmart stores are currently selling it for $29.99 only to get rid of warehouse inventory fast.

Unlike major exclusives like God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn or Marvel's Spider-Man, no milestone for Death Stranding was shared by Sony on social media so far and it even struggled to stay on top of sales charts after release.

GTA 6 Websites Updated Before Rumored Reveal

Rockstar updates website domains related to Grand Theft Auto 6 shortly before a rumored reveal date.

Over past few years, there have been heaps of rumors on highly- anticipated Grand Theft Auto VI none of which came out to be true. One recent rumor claims that developer/publisher Rockstar Games is going to reveal GTA 6 on March 25, 2020.

While this rumored reveal date gets closer, all sorts of gossips starts flying online and lately, some new changes noticed by players have added fuel to that fire when Rockstar has updated domain names associated with upcoming GTA VI.

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GTA 6 Websites Updated Before Rumored Reveal

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In general, websites that are somehow related to Grand Theft Auto 6 used to redirect their traffic to Rockstar Games official website but that has changed most recently and now is showing an error message to all of its viewers.

If you dig a little deeper, you will see that GTA VI domain was last updated on March 23, only days before its rumored reveal. Usually, companies do this when their website is ready to launch and Rockstar typically does this to announce IPs.

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Reddit user bozidarilic has shared these findings on multiple domain names like GTAVI and GTA6.

gtavi.com does not redirect to Rockstar Games site anymore. Site updated today... from r/GTA6


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Previously, Rockstar updated websites for Bully and Red Dead Redemption but same didn't happen for GTA 6 just yet. In past, they changed yellow color of their logo into red to tease announcement for Red Dead Redemption 2.

Since none of that teasing happened so far, fans should probably watch out for more hints in coming weeks. There are heavy rumors of Grand Theft Auto 6 to be set in Vice City with a single protagonist but noting is confirmed by anyone.

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This could all be simply a close coincidence, where these dates have unintentionally rallied up too close and Rockstar probably was doing regular updates for their websites as usual, which has nothing to do with GTA 6 in any way.

If somehow Rockstar Games ends up revealing Grand Theft Auto VI in next few days, GTA fans worldwide will go crazy. Nevertheless, it would be wise for everyone to take things with a grain of salt at this point and calmly wait for a reveal.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Modern Warfare 2 Remastered May Be Coming Soon

South Korean ratings board site has recently rated Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered.

Almost year ago, a listing of 2009 first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Remastered for PlayStation 4 console popped up at Pan European Game Information (PEGI) website, which was removed shortly.

According to a recent leak from South Korean ratings board site of Game Rating and Administration Committee (GRAC), a listing for "Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered" has been sighted being rated on February 26, 2020.

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Modern Warfare 2 Remastered May Be Coming Soon

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From given title, it appears that only single-player campaign will be included and not its multiplayer component. Although no launch platforms or release window are revealed so far, an official announcement may come out any time.

MW2 listing is for a standalone release by publisher Activision rather than a bundle with another Call of Duty game, which is probably due to past backlash for bundling two games into one package and forcing fans to pay extra.

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Twitter user Nibel has posted out a link to South Korean ratings board listing Modern Warfare 2 Remastered lately.


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This crazy rumor mill for Modern Warfare 2 Remastered started on 2018 through an Amazon listing that seemingly hinted at its development, which was followed up by a PEGI leak a year later and that record was removed pretty quickly.

Upon delivering Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Remastered back in 2017, a likely move for Activision/Blizzard would be to give its sequel a similar treatment and whether or not they intend to do that is not officially confirmed yet.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 became pretty infamous on release due to its controversial "No Russian" mission, where player character and CIA agent Joseph Allen takes part in a mass shooting to gain trust of a Russian terrorist group.

This level has sparked major argument within gaming community over whether there is a need for this mission at all. Due to nature of its disturbing content, MW2 was heavily censored and "No Russian" was removed from Russian versions.

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People were lead to MW2 Remastered it will be arriving in 2019 for 10th anniversary of its original release but that never happened. However, an application field on Korean ratings board by Blizzard Entertainment actually confirms its existence.

Until now, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 multiplayer mode has not been rated and some fans are worried about missing out its fast-paced action. Many are wondering if the game will release alongside upcoming Black Ops reboot.

Doom Eternal Out Now

First-person shooter game Doom Eternal from id Software and Bethesda Softworks is now available on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

Debuting as a direct sequel to 2016 rebooted Doom franchise, first-person shooter title Doom Eternal from developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks is available now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

After wrecking havoc through Necropolis and beyond, Doomguy was brought back to Mars and is sent away upon retrieving his Crucible. Spending months away in isolation, he decides to return to Earth to prevent a demonic invasion.

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Doom Eternal Out Now

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It's literally Hell on Earth and there is no one to stand against hordes of fiends to ensure survival of humanity. Doom Slayer is now on a holy mission to rip and tear through agents of Hell to fully purge a demon-infested Earth for good.

Each weapon has generally two mods that you can switch in between once they are unlocked and each of them can be upgraded furthermore. Try to get your hands on Super Shotgun and then use its grappling Meat Hook for mobility.

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Hunt Armies of Hell

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Aside from using gunshots, unsheathe your retractable wrist-mounted blade for glory kill executions to get health. Also, hack them with chainsaw and receive ammo or incinerate them with shoulder-mounted flamethrower for armor.

Eternal introduces new features and in-game mechanics like auto map, skill tree and a personal training room. There are platform challenges and puzzles scattered around to help you earn upgrades by finding collectables and secret items.

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Secret Collectible Items

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A look into official launch trailer of Doom Eternal gives you a good idea for scale of its entire brutality level.




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Doom has evolved in terms of gameplay and combat has seen new additions to give Doomguy an edge against forces of evil. id Software is additionally working on an "Invasion" mode that lets you join other players and fight them as demons.

Other than an epic single-player campaign, Doom Eternal futures a 2v1 multiplayer experience called "Battlemode". Currently, a port for Nintendo Switch handheld console is being co-developed by Panic Button to release on a later date.