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Friday, December 6, 2019

The Elder Scrolls: Legends Halts Development

Bethesda to hold development for The Elder Scrolls: Legends, effectively cancelling its console launch and further updates.

Expanding on popular fantasy action role-playing series The Elder Scrolls, free-to-play collectible card game The Elder Scrolls: Legends from Bethesda Softworks has enjoyed average success on PC platform since its release back in 2017.

In a latest announcement on a social media post, Bethesda confirmed that development for TES: Legends has now been put on hold for indefinite period of time, therefore cancelling its upcoming official console launch and content updates.

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The Elder Scrolls: Legends Halts Development

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Community manager for Legends, Christian Van Hoose recently stated on Reddit that players would still be able to enjoy online or single-player modes and will receive continued support for monthly rewards and all in-game events.

However, any pre-planned expansion or update from March 2019 development roadmap is now effectively canceled. So far, they have rolled out three out of four DLC card packs and only the fourth one set to arrive on winter got axed.

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In an interview last year, Bethesda senior vice president of marketing, Pete Hines said that Legends was in a stable form in terms of number of players and he expressed that console release would likely to help that number grow.

In their keynote event at E3 2018, further plans for launch of a Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version was revealed with a scheduled window set for later that year, which never really saw light of the day.

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Original developer studio Dire Wolf Digital for TES: Legends was replaced by Sparkypants Studios in last summer, because publisher Bethesda wanted to move to a new direction and had nothing to do with their overall work.

Looks like Bethesda Softworks is more eager to focus their efforts on other projects like highly-anticipated The Elder Scrolls VI, a sequel to critically-acclaimed The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim and next mainline entry into named franchise.

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Due to development halt, any amount spends on in-game items are now potentially wasted. To address this trouble and make good to players, a pack of three-attribute cards "The Tamriel Collection" is offered as free giveaway for everyone.

Despite a rise of trend in digital card games genre lately, The Elder Scrolls: Legends has failed to stay relevant to fans over time competing with titles like Hearthstone, Gwent, Magic: The Gathering Arena and Shadowverse.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Launch Trailer

Piranha Games releases official launch trailer for MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries shortly ahead of its launch on Epic Store.

Though upcoming mecha brawling game MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries could easily be a highly anticipated title of this year on PC platform but that excitement mostly died down when it became an Epic Games Store-exclusive months ago.

MW5 was originally set to release on September 2019 but delay of schedule was announced by developer Piranha Games and now nearing to its launch on December 10, 2019, a brand-new launch trailer for the game is released recently.

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MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries Launch Trailer

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MechWarrior 5 launch trailer kicks-off with fundamental aspects of mecha fighting like getting beat and get up.




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MechWarrior series gets a revisit in latest trailer of how things always have been when giant robots would engage each other in combat, which would wreck everything around them and would escalate into heavy shootout.

There are a couple of varied class of mech models like light scouts or heavily armed tank types, carrying huge cache of weapons. Their relentless stomping and barrage of laser shooting at each other is the clear recipe for destruction.

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Ramming through buildings riding a heavy one puts up a nice display of overall in-game destructible environments. Taking down imposing threats like King Crab mech will require concentrated fire for a light class war machines.

Players can party up with friends in co-op multiplayer or simply assemble a group of AI-controlled mechs to go on missions. Mercenaries' gameplay focuses on working together with your team and salvaging from broken parts.

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Piranha Games knew that many fans would be upset over their deal with publisher Epic Games and therefore, has offered refunds on pre-order. They were allowed to keep all bonus content for MechWarrior Online but missed Closed Beta.

Although people waiting for a Steam release will have to wait a whole year to finally enjoy MechWarrior 5: Mercenaries on PC platform, hardcore fans will not probably take any issue with moving to Epic Store game launcher for once.

The Crew 2 and Trailmakers on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings The Crew 2 and Trailmakers this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

If you are a member of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate service then you better buckle up as Free Play Days event for this weekend will take you for a spin and you can't be wasting much time wondering if you want in.

Jump straight in for a chance to play The Crew 2 and Trailmakers from today, December 5, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT on your Xbox One console for free through end of the week until December 8, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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The Crew 2 and Trailmakers on Xbox Free Play Days

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Aside from general features of a massive open-world racing game, The Crew 2 has a variety of game modes and customization options thanks to series of free updates it received from developer Ivory Tower and publisher Ubisoft.

Trailmakers is a physics-based action game from developer/publisher Flashbulb puts you in a sandbox environment to be creative and build a vehicle using intuitive builder to take it out for exploration and a tons of things to do.

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Xbox Free Play Days is here to give you a taste of something you may like each week and then want to get it on a great discounted price. Purchase Standard, Deluxe or Gold Edition of The Crew 2 at a whopping 75% off when the event is over.

If you already have it and wish to upgrade your version of the game with more content then Season Pass will be available for 50% reduced price. Trailmakers will be offering its base game on 25% mark down following the event.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

The Outlast Trials Revealed

Red Barrels has officially announced upcoming co-op multiplayer survival horror game The Outlast Trials.

Though first two games of psychological horror franchise Outlast has been a single-player journey into madness, developer/publisher Red Barrels are returning for a third installment that will be completely different than its predecessors.

Following a cryptic tease at the end of October 2019, development of their next project was confirmed and today, upcoming co-operative survival horror game The Outlast Trials is finally announced as a series spin-off title.

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The Outlast Trials Revealed

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For very first time, world of Outlast will be spreading out its branches into multiplayer joined by up to four player. Those who prefer to go solo can also enjoy a more terrifying and traditional horror experience in first-person as well.

Plot premise of the game will be set during Cold War era where player characters are kept as some test subjects for some unknown experiments and narrative will probably set around an escape from some facility with fellow captives.

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In promotional image, characters are shown to be wearing some sort of night vision goggles and some may try to draw similarity of those devices with VR headsets but official sources confirmed that they are not making a VR game.

Taking series direction towards co-op was a conscious decision to create a distinct experience for everyone. Multiplayer will eliminate the sense of isolation while playing alone but some nightmarish threats would have to haunt players down then.

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Red Barrels team has certain plans to make Outlast 3 at some point in future eventually but for now, they are going into other direction within same universe instead of simply making a direct sequel to Outlast and Outlast 2.

The Outlast Trials is currently in early stage of development and developers are planning to add content full of gory violence. Currently in an early stage of development, there are no select platforms or a release window is set just yet.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Halo: The Master Chief Collection Becomes Best-Selling Steam Game

Right after launching on PC, Halo: The Master Chief Collection becomes top-selling game on Steam.

After recent change in business strategy of introducing first-party games on PC and Xbox consoles in recent years, Microsoft Studios have announced to bring Halo: The Master Chief Collection to PC via Steam earlier this year.

Five years after original release on Xbox One, players can finally enjoy Halo: MCC on a platform other than console and this definitive series compilation becomes top-selling game on Steam following recent inclusion of Halo: Reach.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Becomes Best-Selling Steam Game

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Master Chief Collection on PC comes with key-features like better optimization settings, 67 campaign missions, over 120 multiplayer maps, access to Halo Insiders program and more, which are clear improvements over Xbox release.

MCC bundle debuts with Reach and will continue to launch five more remaining titles by ending with Halo 4 in 2020. Those games will be adding more single-player and multiplayer content, which would possibly draw more players then.

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Before debuting on popular PC gaming platform Steam, players had to purchase through and play the game using Windows Live service. However, things have changed for better and Microsoft is even offering Xbox Game Pass for PC.

Launching in parts, you can purchase MCC at Steam for $39.99 only or get it on Game Pass for PC at just $5.99. Currently, they are offering a deal of only $1 for three months but fans are mostly heading over to Valve outlet.

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Right now, Master Chief Collection is outperforming other global top-selling and most played games like Monster Hunter: World and PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, both of which are available at 50% discount on the platform.

Although Microsoft is more interested in garnering more members for Game Pass service, Xbox head Phil Spencer considers people buying the game on Steam or their subscription service a major win despite their main focus on the latter.

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Military sci-fi first-person shooter series Halo undoubtedly is one of the most iconic video game franchises from Microsoft Studios but MCC topping PC sales chart was largely unexpected now that it is gotten old and was buggy at launch.

It has likely happened because Halo: The Master Chief Collection has been a console-exclusive that has debuted on largest community platform for PC players and Microsoft has fixed a lot of its issues for port over past few years.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 1 Live Now

Largest free content drop in Call of Duty history is now live with Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 1.

With fair share of criticisms and controversies, first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision has seen remarkable launch success in history of Call of Duty franchise.

Kicking-off first season of post-launch support today for Modern Warfare in a 100 tiers of unlockable content includes first ever Battle Pass, blueprints, multiplayer maps, new operator, Special Op missions, weapons and more.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 1 Live Now

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Aside from two new Gunfight maps; Atrium and Cargo, players are in for a Ground War map called Port. This is a major shipment area for you to fight your enemies in a unique location surrounded by containers, cranes and streets.

Veterans can remember the map Crash with a downed helicopter from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, which is brought back to fit a brand-new realistic narrative where both Allegiance and Coalition are after some items inside.

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New Operator Mara

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Multiplayer maps Vacant will return with another old favorite called Shipment, suitable for close-quarters combat. Although created long before Gunfight mode existed, series experts would love to have a new experience on these maps.

In a mix-up of Domination and Search & Destroy, new game mode Reinforce will put two groups to go after three flags. Everyone gets a single-life but when a flag is captured successfully, all members of a team will respawn.

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New Nightmare Uniform

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Infected mode gives you an objective to keep away from infected players who would try to convert any remaining ones to their ranks. Only good strategy to survive this one is to work with your teammates until either gets turned.

Gunfight O.S.P. follows general gameplay mechanics of Gunfight for most part except there will be no gears or weapons to begin with. In starting of each match, go look for firearms and gadgets to put together your own loadout.

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New Weapon Blueprints

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A new trailer for Battle Pass showcases its contents including outfits, skins and weapon blueprints to get you battle-ready.




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Whether or not you want to purchase Battle Pass, there are some free tiers of content for everyone. Two new weapons Holger-26 LMG, RAM-7 bullpup assault rifle are added as free reward items to unlock at tier 15 and 31.

All of these exciting content drops will be accessible and available for those who own Battle Pass for Season 1. New operator Mara joins Coalition forces on top of other features like epic blueprints and legendary uniforms for battle.

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Modern Warfare Battle Pass Edition

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Keep playing to earn your CoD Points and then either upgrade or get Season 1 Battle Pass to unlock all content tiers. Also, Officer Rank progression path continues to go forward and now heading towards Rank 155 with more challenges.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is already out on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms. You can purchase Battle Pass Edition to get your hands on the base game, 3000 CoD Points, exclusive combat knife, XRK Weapons Pack and more.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunfight Mode Getting 1v1 and 3v3

Co-design director Joe Cecot of Infinity Ward reveals to introduce 1v1 and 3v3 Gunfight mode for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Despite some controversies and a rocky launch, first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision has enjoyed best opening weekend in Call of Duty franchise history.

One of its latest innovative aspects, 2v2 multiplayer Gunfight mode will be getting both 1v1 and 3v3 variations in future. However, there are no official words from development team at this moment on when that is going to happen.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Gunfight Mode Getting 1v1 and 3v3

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Gunfight Mode invites players into 40 second-long multiplayer 2v2 matches for close-quarters combat within small maps, particularly suited for those who don't want much complication and have too little time at hand for some intense action.

In a recent interaction with a fan on Twitter, multiplayer co-design director Joe Cecot has casually confirmed that 3v3 Gunfight mode is coming soon and so is 1v1 "at some point", which will be announced in future hopefully.

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Without much information to go around, Joe Cecot hinted at possible inclusion of 1v1 and 3v3 mode for Gunfight.


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Infinity Ward revealed only a week ago about a major content drop arriving soon in December as post-launch support. Data-miners have found traces of battle royale mode leak and 38 more maps earlier, suggesting for more content drops.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is out now to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One that has a positive reception than any release in CoD series. Most credit for the huge success of MW sub-series reboot goes to its solid campaign mode.

Broly from Dragon Ball Super Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

Bandai Namco reveals release date for Broly from Dragon Ball Super to join arcade fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ.

To wrap up second season of DLC fighter characters released for 2.5D fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ, developer Arc System Works and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment is adding Broly from Dragon Ball Super to its roster.

Confirmed earlier in January 2019 alongside Gogeta (SSGSS), DBS version of Legendary Super Saiyan character Broly will become available as sixth and final downloadable fighter to join FighterZ Pass 2 on December 5, 2019.

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Broly from Dragon Ball Super Comes to Dragon Ball FighterZ

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Bandai Namco launches an official release date trailer for Broly (DBS), coming soon to unleash his full power.




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A brief gameplay showcase in the trailer features high-intensity action and tons of super flexing. Remaining faithful to his anime counterpart, Arc System has made sure that his character is a force of nature that should not be taken lightly.

Ahead of official reveal, hints from recent issue of Japanese magazine Jump has pointed out when he will arrive. Players have waited nearly a year to get their hands on DBS incarnation of Broly and that wait is coming to an end.

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ArcSys has already debuted Dragon Ball Z: Broly version of him in their first season of DLC series and like all of previously introduced fan-favorites, his story is embedded in his entire move sets comprised of powerful blows and throws.

With upcoming inclusion of Broly from Dragon Ball Super, its roster number will reach to a total of 35. So far, 13 DLC fighters were added as part of dedicated post-launch support for FighterZ, following its release back in 2018.

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Broly will be a playable character in a lineup including Gogeta (SSGSS), Goku (from Dragon Ball GT), Janemba, Jiren and Videl. FighterZ Pass 2 is priced $24.99 for retail and all of its standalone DLC are purchasable for $4.99 only.

Popular arcade-style fighting game Dragon Ball FighterZ is out now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. This ultimate warrior with a power level of 10,000 will be fifth character that has been drawn into DBF.

Friday, November 29, 2019

Rayman Legends Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away free copy of Rayman Legends this week for PC platform until December 6.

Almost close to their first anniversary of launch, Epic Games Store is going strong as a rising platform for online digital distribution from Epic Games and continuing handing out free games to players at their outlet on a regular basis.

For giveaway of this week, PC version of Rayman Legends was announced earlier and is now available on EGS. Starting from today, anyone with a free account can add it to their collection before December 6, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Rayman Legends Free on Epic Games Store Now

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The game is a classic platform game experience and fifth mainline Rayman series release from developer/publisher Ubisoft. Set after a century of past events, titular protagonist makes a comeback with friends to rescue princesses.

Aside from intense action and epic boss battles like any normal platformer title, it will keep you invested constantly through challenging levels. Other strong gameplay aspects include nicely balanced difficulty settings and smooth controls.

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Though a multiplayer online feature is missing, the game has an enjoyable co-op mode to locally play with friends. Considering Rayman Legends as an age appropriate title for everyone above age 10, EGS has only picked one game.

Epic Store has already revealed their upcoming addition for freebie giveaway next week, which is action-exploration game Jotun: Valhalla Edition from Thunder Lotus Games and will be coming to their outlet by December 5, 2019.