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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Battlefield V Single Player Story Trailer

A brand-new trailer explores the untold journeys of World War II from Battlefield V single player War Stories.

After an unexpected delay of release and one of their major competitor first-person shooter title Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 being released, developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts are trying to hype up the fans for upcoming Battlefield V.

Although they claimed to have delayed the release of the game to further develop the newly introduced Tides of War mode, there are more things to be excited about. One such aspect is War Stories, which features the game's single-player campaign.

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Battlefield V Single Player Story Trailer

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A brand-new official trailer is released on BFV's single player story and it is completely focused on classic campaigns from World War II.




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The story of Nordlys features a young resistance fighter that is set on 1943, during German occupation as she makes an ultimate sacrifice to save her family and her journey carries a weight not lesser than the weapons and ammo she carries around.

Tirailleur is centered on high-intensity warfare of Senegalese units from the French Colonial Forces and Under No Flag follows the journey of a young British criminal who tasked to blow up German air bases in North Africa, which he messed up badly.

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Apparently, Battlefield 5 will play out the part of single player story quite differently than their World War I themed previous FPS title Battlefield 1. Vehicular combat is highlighted in both air and sea set on different locations during the conflict.

Most of the gameplay elements will go hand-in-hand with the multiplayer mode of the game. Meanwhile, watch actor Mark Strong (Shazam!, Kingsman: The Secret Service) lending voice for the story trailer and even dropping F-Bombs to make sure that players stick to their playing objective without deviating.



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Everyone is talking about how the Blackout battle royale mode of CoD: BO4 is better than even the pioneer of the genre, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and quite excited to see what promises BF5 holds with their version in Firestorm mode.

Despite facing issues like historical accuracy, a controversy of using female characters that led to a social media stir that probably led to poor pre-order sales, Battlefield V still remains one of 2018's biggest titles regardless of what anyone else thinks about it.

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Mod Adds Bowsette

After conquering the internet and Bowser's castle, Bowsette arrives on Hyrule in the new Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Mod.

The world of video games is not out of Bowsette craze just yet that started a few weeks back from a fan comic on DeviantArt. Courtesy of a fan-created mod, we already saw Bowsette as the final boss in New Super Mario Bros. Wii.

Don't think for a second that it stopped there, because after invading Bowser's castle, the Bowser-Princess Peach hybrid is now arriving on the mythical kingdom of Hyrule though a mod in action-adventure game Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, which is still under development.

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Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild Mod Adds Bowsette

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If you are still scratching your head thinking who we are talking about here then you must have been asleep the past few weeks when this new phenomenon called Bowsette made her debut and took down the internet by storm as well as major porn sites.

Back in September, Nintendo introduced a new character Toadette in the Deluxe Edition of New Super Mario Bros. U, who could turn into a Princess Peach lookalike character with her unique features named Peachette by picking up the Super Crown.

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What followed after this is that she became a hot topic trending everywhere and now she has come out of Super Mario Bros. universe to explore the domains of Hyrule as independent modder Lynard Killer decided to bring her in Breath of the Wild.

Although s not yet downloadable, interested viewers are encouraged to keep an eye on its page on GameBanana along with a few other mods for display. As for the one we are talking about, it is made with incredible precision within the boundaries he worked on.

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Though it's not an actual PC game but this video of Bowsette replacing former hero Link in Breath of the Wild is a breath of fresh air for sure.




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This new iteration of Bowsette tries to justice to the character and adds her noticeable attributes like a black dress, Bowser horns, spiked choker and of course the Super Crown while toning down the lewd elements that has been driving people nuts.

The character design and voice swap for her seems really good and nicely complements to the game's artistic surroundings. Aside from carrying her uniqueness, she wields a flaming sword in battle and the black attire she wears can go up in smoke if it catches fire, according to the included dress physics.

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Even though Nintendo remains unfazed about their massive fan community hyping over a non-canonical character, people are getting more and more obsessed with her. It probably hurt them much if they at least appreciate the creativity among their fans for once for coming out with such new ideas.

Seeing the newly reformed crossover version of Bowser in a kingdom-saving role will probably inspire the modding communities to do more work like this and left the fans wondering what else will we be seeing her next, because if this continues, the possibilities are limitless.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Injustice 2 Scrapped Character Concept Art Revealed

New unused character designs of John Constantine, Krypto the Superdog and Penguin for the game revealed by Injustice 2 concept artist.

Following their immense success with 2013's fighting game Injustice: Gods Among Us, NetherRealm Studios came up with a sequel, Injustice 2 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in 2017, that even surpassed its predecessor in many aspects.

The game has a roster full of iconic DC Comics characters as playable fighters as well as other heroes like Hellboy from Dark Horse Comics and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from IDW Publishing. Recently, a number of unused concept arts have revealed a few characters that didn't make it to the final roster.

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Injustice 2 Scrapped Character Concept Art Revealed

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Shared on ArtStation by senior concept artist Justin Murray, these min-blowing artworks of the characters from Injustice comic books has Batman's protege Bluebird, Detective ChimpEtrigan the DemonJohn Constantine, Krypto the Superdog and Penguin.

During the story arc in comics, they have either sided with The Regime and The Insurgency or chose their own way but there was no apparent reason for excluding them from the game. However, we didn't wait for any official statement and have our own theory on it.

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Injustice 2 Bluebird Concept Art

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Injustice 2 Detective Chimp Concept Art

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For one, neither Detective Chimp nor Penguin is a competitive fighter who can give other playable characters a tough time. Even occult detective John Constantine is no physical combatant despite him being a highly skilled sorcerer.

Young vigilante hero Bluebird on the other hand could've made it but considering other better-known costumed fighters like Batgirl and Zatanna didn't made it to the sequel, this electrical engineer from Batman comics introduced during the run of Scott Snyder (All-Star Batman – My Own Worst Enemy, Batman – Court of the Owls) had slim chances.

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Injustice 2 Etrigan the Demon Concept Art

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Injustice 2 John Constantine Concept Art

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Another plausible reason for these characters not to show up in Injustice 2 maybe because many of them ended up dying in the Injustice: Gods Among Us comic-book series, thus their presence in the game could have been tricky for the storyline to connect.

Etrigan The Demon lost his connection to mortal realm when Jason Blood, his human host was killed in a battle against The Regime. Although John Constantine didn't die after his rebellion of magic community took a stand opposing Superman, he simply left the conflict.

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Injustice 2 Krypto the Superdog Concept Art

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Injustice 2 Penguin Concept Art

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The original publisher for the Mortal Kombat series, NetherRealm Studios may strongly consider another sequel to the Injustice franchise and these characters can even show up in that game if they are somehow brought back to the tie-in comic-books.

According to some recent rumor flying around, the studio is already working on a new project and it can either be a new installment for Mortal Kombat or Injustice 3, which we can only tell for sure once we get some more evidence on hand.

Hitman 2 Ghost Mode Gameplay Reveal

Competitive multiplayer gameplay of Ghost Mode for stealth action-adventure game Hitman 2 is introduced.

Upcoming rebooted title Hitman 2 from renowned stealth video game series by developer IO Interactive and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive is only months away from release on November 13, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

As the game is nearing global launch, new and unique in-game features are being revealed by the developers and the brand-new addition is Ghost Mode, a 1v1 competitive multiplayer mode with new twists in gameplay rules to keep players on the edge of their seats.

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Hitman 2 Ghost Mode Gameplay Reveal

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A new official trailer is released to better portray gameplay mechanics of Ghost Mode with video demonstration, which you can check out right now.




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Ghost Mode puts you and your opponent to go after same targets and execute your kills quickly and smoothly than your competitor. Both of you will start from same point and then will progress onwards on your own to secure kills for points.

The key objective is to earn five points by taking out randomly chosen targets before the other player does. Two assassins will share the same location in separate realities and you can always see everything your opponent is doing as a Ghost version.

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Prey on Same Target

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As soon as your rival terminates a target, you time window gets shortened to make a kill of your own to balance the score. You shouldn't panic for the ongoing countdown timer on screen and go on a killing spree of non-targets, because that will only blow up your cover and decrease the score.

Instead, try to turn the table on the challenger by taking a first hit on a target before they do. Ghost Mode also demands that you put emphasis on being smart rather than quick as you will start out with limited resources and you have to make the most of it before you find a Ghost Crate with selective items.

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Pressure on Countdown Timer

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There is also a Sniper Assassin game mode in Hitman 2 that will be available from the release for everyone. This is a very first online co-op mode on Hitman franchise where players are to complete sniper mission and pre-ordering the game gets you an early access.

Agent 47 will return once again to take on missions of wiping out high-profile valued targets while hunting for the Shadow Client. In doing so, he will be travelling from Miami to Colombia and beyond. As a follow up to release, there are two planned expansion packs to add more content at a later date as well.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

For Honor Marching Fire Update Details

New Marching Fire update brings graphical revamp, Breach mode and brand-new Heroes to For Honor next week.

Action fighting game For Honor from developer/publisher Ubisoft has just crossed the mark of 15 million players recently. In August, the game was available on the listed free games for Xbox Live Gold and then the Starter Edition was offered for free on Steam.

On October 16, this third-person multiplayer title is releasing Marching Fire free update for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which will bring bigger changes like design improvements and visual remaster while the expansion will add new content.

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For Honor Marching Fire Update Details

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Before you fire up the warrior spirit within you for the Marching Fire, let's take a look at the details of this upcoming expansion and update.




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The developer team actually planned to remaster the game earlier before the release and it was never meant to be taken as new maps. Players should look at these maps as the ones they have already played but it should give a better feeling after the visual upgrade.

For example, when in Valkenheim map, it should feel cold around as well as look like it and it is carried out with a sense of temperature. The land of Ashfeld on the other hand should convey warmth to seem more realistic in details of visual aspects.

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Rooftops or the ground of Temple Garden is now covered in more snow and it will feel like a cold winter there. Particular pieces of every texture are improved with more precision and source of lighting allows you to notice these all too clear.

Even when battling in dark areas, there will be some light coming from windows or vantage points and makes your surroundings less flat than usual. This is an overhaul that updates all in-game multiplayer maps as well content from story mode.

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Original and Remastered Temple Garden

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All players who have already joined the medieval fighting game can access to the graphical upgrade and the newly introduced 4v4 Breach mode to play attack and defense tactics. This gives you the vibe of either defending your own fortress or raiding one.

The expansion of Marching Fire adds 4 new heroes of a Chinese-influenced new faction, Wu Lin and a new Arcade mode on October 16 for the price of $29.99 only. Everyone else can unlock these new heroes later on from October 30 in exchange for 15,000 Steel each.

Monday, October 8, 2018

Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition Content

A reversible cover, 5 unique character skins and original soundtracks are what Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition offers.

When upcoming Resident Evil 2 Remake is going to launch in January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, there will be a Standard Edition for 59.99, a Deluxe Edition costing $69.99 and an overpriced Collector’s Edition worth $199.99.

Previously, we got a detailed look at the collectible goodies that comes with RE2 Collector’s Edition and today developer/publisher Capcom has revealed what you get in the Deluxe Edition, which costs only $10 more than the Standard Edition.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Deluxe Edition Content

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Aside from the base game, the package contains a reversible cover art that lets you pick between Leon Kennedy and Claire Redfield on the box art for the game. There are a few downloadable contents added to it, which would be worth of your money if you are nostalgic about the franchise.

The Deluxe DLC Pack gets you five different costumes for both of the protagonists to wear, a Samurai Edge - Albert Model pistol and the game's original soundtrack to swap to.

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The DLC costumes for Leon includes a Noir costume, which makes his appearance visually similar to detective Sebastian Castellanos from The Evil Within and the Arklay Sheriff costume bears a striking resemblance to Sheriff's deputy Rick Grimes from post-apocalyptic horror TV show, The Walking Dead.

Claire will receive a Military costume that comes with a vest and her Noir costume adds a fedora hat to let you sport a gangsta look. Then there is the unused Elza Walker costume from the scrapped game Resident Evil 1.5, which looks similar to what race car driver wears.

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Introduces Lickers

You can already place a pre-order for Resident Evil 2 Remake on Amazon as they are available now. We can see how Capcom is dedicatedly working piece by piece to re-imagining the survivor horror classic for the fans from 90's and the modern generation.

A brand-new gameplay video featuring Claire Redfield was released earlier that showcased the debut of the nightmarish enemy Lickers in the remake with a bunch of new screenshots. We are eagerly waiting for Leon to encounter the dreaded Tyrant monster, Mr. X.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Introduces Lickers

To revive the horror from past, a new Resident Evil 2 Remake gameplay video is released featuring the menacing Lickers.

At Tokyo Game Show 2018 last month, Resident Evil 2 Remake revealed the first-look of mysterious fan-favorite character Ada Wong with screenshots and a new story trailer. Then there was footage of Claire Redfield fighting the dreaded William Birkin/G-monster.

Recently, brand-new gameplay video of Claire fighting horde of monstrous creatures and a deadly class of bio-weapon known as Lickers in a ravaged Raccoon City is released, courtesy of developer/publisher Capcom.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Introduces Lickers

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Witness the introduction of Lickers from a re-imagined version of RE2 Remake that is based on the original plot of the 1998 video game.



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Taken right from Claire's campaign, the video opens up as she comes across an abandoned, dark hallway blocked with furniture and enters a room at her left. She sees a lone Licker is feeding on a victim and another bloodied dead body lies on the floor next to it.

Without wasting a moment, she draws her M79 grenade launcher and blasted it onto flames before putting two more rounds on it. Another one from the wall above is targeted next but this one is a tough cookie to bake and took too many bullets.

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A Familiar Terror

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Even though there weren't any constraints like a fixed camera angle or their long tongues hanging from above to give players a jump scare for the first time they met, this confrontation was not any less scary than before because of the sheer aggressiveness of these creatures.

On top of that, they constantly jump around to dodge your bullets and will do ranged attack ruthlessly with their razor-sharp talons when in close proximity, which we can tell is pretty lethal judging by the way Claire reacted to it.

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Zombies at Morgue

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After that, she goes inside what it seems like a morgue where she checks the storage to get supplies like Red Herb from an empty one, got creeped out by some huge cockroaches from the next and a Flash Grenade from another with a corpse beside it.

A few of the corpse were feeling the kick of T-Virus to came back to life and attack her, which she repels with one Acid Round, knife and gunshots. Sooner as she came out of the room, a Licker jumped on top of her only to get smoked in one shot.

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Deadly Neighborhood Wall-Crawler

RELATED: Resident Evil 2 Remake Reveals Claire Redfield Images

The game has introduced the primary protagonists rookie cop Leon Kennedy and college student Claire Redfield, the enigmatic Ada Wong, researcher William Birkin, his daughter Sherry Birkin and wife Annette Birkin, chief Brian Irons as well as police officer Marvin Branagh so far.

We are left to see Tyrant monster of T-103 model, also known as Mr. X, whom we had a brief glimpse of from the E3 trailer. HUNK and Robert Kendo will make their debut alongside the giant, mutant Alligator from the sewers.

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Ready to Drop and Chomp

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Resident Evil 2 Remake is all set to release on January 25, 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, encapsulating the feel of the original survival horror classic. Capcom is trying to make the game as photo-realistic as possible and using cutting edge tech like RE Engine to make sure.

The way every character and creatures have been developed so far or how the gore sequences nicely blended with the dark environment clearly tell us that fans are in for a treat when they revisit Raccoon City next year with Leon and Claire.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Hollow Knight on Humble Monthly Bundle

2D Metroidvania adventure Hollow Knight from indie studio Team Cherry has been included in November’s Humble Monthly Bundle.

Metroidvania action-adventure title Hollow Knight from Team Cherry started its journey from a Kickstarter campaign and initially released on early 2017 for Linux, Mac and PC. It made a reputation itself to debut on Nintendo Switch a few months back and on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One recently.

We are talking about it now because the game has just been added to the Humble Monthly Bundle for November along with survival horror title 7 Days to Die and stealth action game Hitman: The Complete First Season.

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Hollow Knight on Humble Monthly Bundle

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Signing up for a $12 subscription of Humble Monthly allows you access to games worth of $100 for PC via Steam keys, which are yours forever. Digital video game storefront Humble Store announces a lineup of games a month prior, available to download right away.

By the first Friday of the month, they will reveal six to eight new titles to enjoy as well. Aside from this ever-rotating listing of key-titles, subscribers get access to over sixty DRM-free PC games collection on Humble Trove.

RELATED: Hollow Knight Coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One

What next we have is Hitman: The Complete First Season by IO Interactive and Square Enix, collecting all six episodes from the sixth entry of third-person stealth game series Hitman released back in 2016 as a follow up title to Hitman: Absolution.

Then we get to open world survival horror experience with 7 Days to Die from The Fun Pimps and Telltale Games. The premise of the game follows nuclear fallout that turned majority of populace into zombies and surviving among this mess is the only objective you have.

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October 2018 Humble Monthly Bundle Games

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Those who are already subscribed to the deal are enjoying American Truck Simulator, Dungeons, Gremlins Inc., Hidden Folks, Old Man's Journey, Overwatch and more on the month of October from a total of 9 games, which are worth $141.

Players on Microsoft and Sony consoles have their monthly subscriptions of PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold online services; whereas the monthly bundles deal in question is the best we have so far for PC gamers. On top of everything, they donate a portion of these purchases to charity.

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Darksiders 3 Force Hollow Trailer

Introducing the Force Hollow form of Fury and the way Darksiders III redefines character progression within the game.

Previous Horsemen of the Apocalypse from Darksiders and Darksiders II had their unique forms and weaponry that become a staple for the hack and slash action-adventure game franchise from developer Gunfire Games and publisher THQ Nordic.

Upcoming Darksiders III is all set to launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November 27, 2018. Earlier, the Flame Hollow form of the game's protagonist Fury was showcased in one of the trailer and now we are about to witness her Force Hollow form.

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Darksiders 3 Force Hollow Trailer

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Take a look at the Force Hollow trailer as Fury jumps into action in one of her newly revealed form that entirely decimates her enemies.




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In terms of character progression, the game takes a giant leap and changes a few things about the primary character Fury than her warrior brothers War and Death from prior titles when it comes to appear in battle as the third Horseman of the Apocalypse.

Whereas War used to wield his Chaoseater blade and Death carried The Harvester scythe, Fury's weapon of choice is a 347 bladed whip, Barbs of Scorn. Just as she changes form during battles, her blades can become a Hammer in her Force Fury form.

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Fury's Barbs of Scorn

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A reformed Scorn taking the shape of a battle hammer complements her fighting style with a ball of energy around her. In her newest form, she has a purple aura around her and this one is the second form she can take among four by unlocking it throughout the game.

Switching into these different forms and changing your weapon into many shapes is designed for more tactical approach to combat. This presents players with various opportunities to approach their deadly adversaries and defeat them in a confrontation.

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Force Hollow and Giant Hammer

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Whenever you engage a boss from any of the Seven Deadly Sins, each will fight you differently and challenge your skill in a unique way. For example, Sloth in subway stations will send off his minions to keep you busy and form bubbles of poison to infect you.

Another fine aspect of the game is that there are no arranged lines for you to face the bosses. Players can make up their mind on which boss they want to encounter in various point of the story progression, something that most other game lacks.

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Lord of the Flies, Sloth

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The studio shows their clear intention of moving afar from how the series used to move forward with gameplay and about to create a complex character with Fury in Darksiders III, which will be a defining point for the franchise for sure.

When one of her newest form will be revealed soon, we expect to see her display some new and awesome array of abilities while her Scorn probably takes the shape of a powerful blade maybe? We believe, Gunfire Games may even end up giving her the ability of flying.

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Has Leveling and Micro-Transactions Issues

Assassin’s Creed Odyssey maybe slowly pushing players to face real-money economy to be done with grinding.

Over the years, developer/publisher Ubisoft's action role-playing game series Assassin’s Creed has evolved a lot and after Assassin’s Creed Origins from last year, it is taken further in the recently released title Assassin’s Creed Odyssey.

One such aspect is the character level, which determines what you can and cannot at times. For instance, you can easily engage an enemy of your level or slightly above than that but trying to butt heads with someone more powerful than your grade can be suicidal.

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Assassin’s Creed Odyssey Has Leveling Issues

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Now you can consider that a pretty clever in-game mechanics to put a hold on where can you move and when. However, that actually feels a less like an open-world game that players would want to explore and it doesn't bother at first until grinding becomes very necessary.

Odyssey is much bigger that Origins, which takes nearly 50 hours to complete and it only means more XP gaining. Though not annoying in the beginning, it becomes quite common and repetitive at later point just for the sake of leveling.

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When you will eventually level up a step, you will realize that the surrounding animals and enemies have also leveled with you. Just when you felt that you are now more capable after leveling up, it practically becomes useless and it really sucks!

While playing the story mission, you will realize the hustle it takes for the slightest leveling your character. The side-missions don't hold you back much in terms of rewarding with XP but a spending a considerable amount of time is nearly inescapable.

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Odyssey is of course a great experience for playing but at later point XP gaining can become a problem and apparently, Ubisoft has something in the in-game store that can level you up quite faster than playing though or completing those side-quests.

There are a few items you can pick up from the store that takes care of the annoying grinding problem permanently. Purchasing of a "Permanent XP Boost" item will grant you a permanent increase in experience you have earned playing by 50%.

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This boost will apply on all of your saved games and everything you will do gets you 50 percent more XP, which costs only 1,000 Helix Credits. The minimum amount to get one of these will cost you only $4.99 for a Base Pack and can spend up to $49.99 for Extra Large Pack.

Ubi Club members have the special chance to buy them using virtual coins to gain 25% more XP. Spending 10 coins earns you a boost and you get plenty of them but they are for a limited time and there will never be enough. You just have to spend some cash at some point.

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Although the system of purchasing Helix Credits was present in Origins, they never tried to force players to face the issue of real-money economy through leveling mechanics but Odyssey almost makes it obvious and almost unavoidable to complete the story.

Right now, we are hoping that Ubisoft will probably release a patch to fix this to a manageable point. Whether it is a small mistake in their part or a secret ploy to get into the wallet of the players by forcing them into a punishing circle of crushing struggle remains to be seen.

Overcooked 2 Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC Out Now

Overcooked 2 have you storm up new kitchens of the tropic with new chefs aiding you in the newly released Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC.

Releasing for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only two months back in August after initially revealed back at Nintendo Direct Mini on January, Overcooked 2 from developer Ghost Town Games is successfully living up to expectation as a sequel to last year's Overcooked.

Now, a follow-up DLC, Surf ‘n’ Turf is launched that will take players to new sunny places to experience a new level of chaos in kitchen. Returning characters like Chef Boof and Onion King will be joined by newly added Island chef and Parrot chef.

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Overcooked 2 Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC Out Now

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We urge you to check out the launch trailer for Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC and see for yourself that what opportunities and problems you will be facing soon.




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There will be 12 new kitchen levels to showcase your culinary skills on sunny beaches or beside a swimming pool. So, you gotta be extra cautious as you are preparing those dishes and watch out for conga lines and other obstacles like finicky rafts on your way.

Experiment with new recipes for fruit smoothies and kebabs with help from new chefs to serve up the hungry islanders. It can really get intense to tease the taste buds of your customers with tropical juices from fresh fruits and smoking BBQs while keep a track of time.

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Surf ‘n’ Turf Introduces New Levels and More

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Aside from a new environment and newly introduced variation of workplace hazards, Surf ‘n’ Turf DLC from Overcooked 2 have outfitted the kitchen equipments in new skins. Fire extinguishers have replaced water guns and you can even clean your plates with it if you wish to do so.

Let's not waste any time to don your aprons and hit the kitchens to dice up some fruits to toss them up into the blenders or shove chunks of meat on a grill to roast them, because currently, the DLC is available for all major platforms to enjoy and priced only $5.99.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Minecraft: Dungeons Announced

A dungeon-crawling spin-off game of Minecraft for PC has recently been announced by developer Mojang.

Creator of insanely popular sandbox video game Minecraft and Sweden-based developer/publisher studio Mojang has done the unthinkable with the above-mentioned game and now has announced a role-playing game set called Minecraft: Dungeons.

As the namesake suggests, the game is inspired by classic dungeon crawlers and currently, the game is planned to release on 2019 for PC. Whether or not it will be launched on other consoles at any point is yet not confirmed.

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Minecraft: Dungeons Announced

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Before we dive deep into any discussion, we encourage you to take a look at the announcement trailer they just released for the game.




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Just like any other typical titles from the genre, you are to get into one of these places as part of the embarked adventure and fight endless group of enemies with brand-new weapons while collecting item drops through canyons, mines and swamps all over.

You can either choose to go there all by yourself or form your own posse of a total of four players to fulfill these quests where you will be saving the nice village folks from the mob of Arch-Illager. Now will you fight or run is up to you.

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Developers who shares an undying passion for dungeon crawlers titles are banded together to work on this new action-adventure game set in Minecraft universe. Until any further official announcement, we cannot say much more about the project at this moment.

A spin-off game titled Minecraft: Story Mode developed by Telltale Games already exists and proven to be very well-accepted among players, which is also being adapted into an interactive experience for the audience of streaming giant Netflix.

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Release Date

Bethesda Softworks will let players journey to a dystopian future in Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. from October 23.

We already know that post-apocalyptic action role-playing game Fallout 76 from Bethesda Softworks is being released worldwide for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on November 14, 2018 and a B.E.T.A. will be launched in sometime in October.

They recently announced a date for the B.E.T.A. or "Break It Early Test Application" program to arrive on October 23 launching first exclusively on Microsoft console and then a week later in October 30, PC and PS4 players will join too.

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Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Release Date

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Prior to this event, developers released a new cinematic featuring the game's opening sequence and we have it for you right below.




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To participate in beta testing, one need to pre-order the game and a Bethesda.net account, since the game will not be launched on Steam initially, PC owners will have to use the Bethesda launcher to carry on with the process of get going.

Similarly, players on PS4 or Xbox One will require an active subscription to PlayStation Plus or Xbox Live Gold monthly services because of the nature of the game being entirely of an online multiplayer. Only the lucky few randomly selected testers will enter.

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Bethesda has already started experimenting with stress tests on their servers to see in private sessions. However, they have no restriction or whatsoever over streaming gameplay videos from beta on YouTube or other video sharing sites.

It appears that the beta comes as "full version" of the game that is sized nearly 45 GB. Whether or not option for preload will be available is still unclear but we know for now that they will let players carry out their progress into the main game upon release.

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Now hold your horses for a few more weeks to jump into a dystopian neighborhood of West Virginia to explore expanded map four times the size of the ones Fallout 4 used to have. Work solo or in a group to fulfill your dream of re-establishing America.

Anticipations are all time high as long-awaited ninth game of the series is taking the road towards a different path for the first time. At the same time, excitements are boundless considering how much possibility of progress that holds. Let's see.

Sea of Thieves Forsaken Shores Out Now

Sea of Thieves reaches a new region of The Devil’s Roar in the recent free update Forsaken Shores.

We already have our first look of what developer Rare Studio and publisher Microsoft Studios cooked up in a latest free content for action-adventure title Sea of Thieves at Gamescom 2018, which is coming soon as the biggest update for the game.

Whether you already own the game or been accessing it using Xbox Game Pass, you don't need to spend a single dime to get this one. So, we guess there are no more excuses for fellow community members to set sail for more, exciting adventures.

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Sea of Thieves Forsaken Shores Out Now

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Below is a video of all the details from release notes and watch British actor Matt Berry (House of Fools, The Wrong Door) filling you in with everything you need to know.




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Players of the game are beginning their journey towards the The Devil’s Roar, which is known for being a volcanic region. Up until now, they haven't encountered anything like this and now there are volcano eruptions and heavy earthquakes to shake them down.

Also, no one is safe from a sudden spring of geysers, not to mention the hot water around the isle. To help you find the way among these lands, this update introduces Row Boats. Remember, with great challenges, there are great rewards as well.

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While this new content launches on September 27 for everyone to experience and to last forever, there comes a time-limited campaign that will run for four weeks and it will reveal the fate of the first crew that ever came to The Devil’s Roar.

Aside from that, you will discover new quests which will lead you across the world for some cargo runs with the Merchant Alliance. It will not be there before week three but making successful trips by delivering the goods properly earns you some serious prize.

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Volcano Raining Down

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Another great thing to add is that from November 8, Sea of Thieves will support traditional Chinese as a language option officially. This is a great way of making all pirates from over the world join for an epic adventure and enjoy it at its fullest.

People have been patiently waiting for Forsaken Shores and Rare Studio hopes to make it worthwhile. Hopefully, it will be greatly appreciated after all the hard work from developers and Devil’s Roar will become a new pirate destination for seven seas.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launched on PS4

Sony is finally bringing a beta cross-platform feature to PS4 today with free-to-play game Fortnite.

For long Sony had this weird arrogance of not allowing cross-platform play with Microsoft and Nintendo console owners. Even after being relentlessly ridiculed by gamers from all around the world about it, they had been maintaining their stubborn take on cross-play.

However, their policy has been reversed for good and today they announced of launching a Fortnite cross-platform beta. Now players owning a PlayStation 4 console can jump into adventure with fellow brethrens over Nintendo Switch, PC and Xbox One.

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Fortnite Cross-Play Beta Launched on PS4

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Back in June, when a version of Fortnite Battle Royale was released for Switch, players quickly discovered that their Epic Games account linked with PlayStation are being restricted to use, which has disappointed many and created a huge controversy overnight.

Although Sony initially apologized and promised to work on a solution but as time went by, it became very clear that they are not going to do anything about it. It even led to fall in their stock price while they took heat on social media.

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However, they have finally come forward to take a step toward the future for better by allowing a beta for cross-platform play with Epic Games' massively popular multiplayer title across Android, iOS, Mac, PC, Switch and Xbox One.

For a time being, they will be testing technical aspects and will allow this feature to more select third party content eventually. For the sake of providing a better gaming experience for everyone, Sony is making a change to their policy and we believe people will appreciate it.

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On their official Blog, President and Global CEO of PlayStation, John Kodera have stated the following regarding their cross-play initiative.

We see the beta as an opportunity to conduct thorough testing that ensures cross-platform play is best on PlayStation, while being mindful about the user experience from both a technical and social perspective.

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This may very well turn the tide of things and a huge turning point for the industry as they gave up their economic concerns. They were even scorned by publisher studio Bethesda for their backward perspective over things a few months back.

However, we must not lose sight that how they specifically mentioned about introducing the concept to more third party content soon but only to the ones "selected", which leaves more room for disappointment in the foreseeable future.