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Saturday, February 15, 2020

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Void Edge Revealed

Operation Void Edge free update for tactical shooter title Rainbow Six Siege is about to go live on test servers.

After a tease back in February 10, developer/publisher Ubisoft has revealed Operation Void Edge free update today for online tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege before wrapping up its fourth season during Six Invitational 2020.

Siege will include two brand-new Operators, gameplay updates, rework of Oregon map and more in upcoming Year 5 Season 1 content. Void Edge will go live on test servers from February 17, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Void Edge Revealed

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Ubisoft has rolled out a trailer for R6 Siege highlighting gameplay mechanics and other details of new Operators.




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Dutch descendant Iana is a new Attacker in Team Rainbow and a systems engineering specialist. She is a normal-speed, medium-armor Rainbow agent who primarily wields ARX 200 or G36C assault rifle and creates holograms to deceive enemies.

Using her Gemini Replicator gadget, she makes holographic copy that really can't do any harm but creates confusion among rival team. However, her lifelike deceptions are of less use while facing Operators like Bandit, Kaid, Maestro and Mute.

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Also joining in is a new Defender from GIGR regiment named Oryx, who is a Jordanian powerhouse of brute strength. Using his unique Remah Dash ability, he can easily smash barricades and walls that have no reinforcements.

Oryx usually carries a SPAS-12 shotgun and MP5 assault rifle when he is not busy ramming into other Operators. His dash attack is pretty intimidating against shield-bearing Operators like Blitz, Fuze, Montagne, Recruit and Tachanka.

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Attacking Operator Ash gets to dress up as original Lara Croft in first Elite set on launch of recent season.




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Operation Void Edge will add Tomb Raider gadget skin, headgear, uniform and victory animation for Ash in Year 5 Season 1 first Elite set. Her breaching rounds firing M120 CREM, G36C and R4-C assault rifle gets makeover as well.

Her dual wield position from the trailer maybe part of her Lara Croft victory pose for now but you may expect that ability to be introduced in future. This is a first ever intercompany character skin crossover from Ubisoft with another publisher.

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Ash Elite Set: Lara Croft

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Oregon map has gone through some renovation before latest season starts with new access points and open spaces. Its big office tower now connects with kitchen corridor upon removal of an exterior door in dining hall bombsite.

These two new Operators will become available on Operation Void Edge launch day for Year 5 Pass owners of Rainbow Six Siege. Players on all platforms can also unlock Iana and Oryx only a week later spending R6 credits or Renown.

Friday, February 14, 2020

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition Announced

Ahead of Steam release, developer Undead Labs announces major free update State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition.

Living up to its 2013 predecessor title State of Decay, open-world zombie survival game State of Decay 2 from developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios is currently heading towards some major gameplay changes.

Today, dev team has announced State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition, an upcoming major free content update that will expand upon existing version with new content and add improvements for all players on Windows PC and Xbox One.

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State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition Announced

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Coming to Steam

In a latest official trailer, some major visual and gameplay changes of Juggernaut Edition are briefly highlighted.




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State of Decay 2 campaign mode is much more than just fighting zombies and there is much more to do. Entirety of post-tutorial section has been rebuilt to coach survivors in many key-elements like base-building and such.

Players will be able to explore a newly added open-world map in logging town of Providence Ridge and set up camp there. Heavy melee weapons like axe and sledgehammer will offer advantage in combat against undead enemies.

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Providence Ridge Map

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With enhanced lighting and optimization, remastered graphics aims to provide better visuals. Reflecting on feedback from community, slight changes in control scheme are introduced by separating commands for dodge and stealth.

Previously released add-on Independence Pack, Daybreak Pack and State of Decay 2: Heartland will all be part of Juggernaut Edition as well. Aside from gameplay bugs and fixes, audio experience is improved and more tracks are included.

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Heavy Melee Weapon

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Those who already purchased these DLC packs are eligible to receive exclusive in-game items on its launch day by simply logging in. You can place your pre-order now to join in a group of six million survivors for biggest SoD experience ever.

State of Decay 2: Juggernaut Edition is scheduled to arrive for Microsoft Store, Steam and Xbox Game Pass on March 13, 2020. From day one, players will have cross-play support for co-op zombie-killing adventure over all platforms.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Half-Life: Alyx Release Date

Valve has announced official release date of Half-Life: Alyx, currently set to arrive on March 23, 2020.

In anticipation of release for their upcoming flagship VR game Half-Life: Alyx and to celebrate 21st anniversary of the franchise, developer/publisher Valve Corporation has made Half-Life series of games free-to-play on Steam.

During its official reveal back in November 2019, HL: A only had a set release window of March 2020. Last month, Valve has confirmed finishing development on Reddit and today, a launch date of March 23, 2020 is finally announced.

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Half-Life: Alyx Release Date

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Although HL: A will not have to compete with a lot of major AAA-titles that has now been delayed from March 2020 launch period to later dates, it will arrive shortly after Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Doom Eternal.

HL: Alyx is spared from struggling against games like Cyberpunk 2077Final Fantasy VII Remake and Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2. Instead it will go up against a simulation game for Nintendo Switch and a first-person shooter.

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VR gaming is currently in dire need of a major success to get people interested and Valve is capable of doing that. Following return to game development after over a decade, Half-Life series creator is ready to reclaim their throne.

In past, industry experts have hyped that virtual reality will be future of gaming but it failed due to hardware cost and a slow start. Valve is promoting Half-Life: Alyx as a landmark VR experience, which is much needed for the platform.

Borderlands 3 Broken Hearts Day Valentine's Day Event Live Now

Gearbox brings back Broken Hearts Day seasonal event for Borderlands 3 to celebrate Valentine's Day.

Ready to reign chaos in festive flavor of February, action role-playing first-person shooter title Borderlands 3 from developer Gearbox Software and publisher 2K Games is back to celebrate Valentine's Day with all Vault Hunters.

In a mayhem-filled way, Gearbox rolled out their latest holiday-themed event Broken Hearts Day for BL3 on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, going live today, on February 13 and will be running till February 20.

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Borderlands 3 Broken Hearts Day Valentine's Day Event Live Now

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Your friendly in-ship Saurian on board Sanctuary III, Maurice has been studying customs of human courtship. Perhaps you can help him understand better by blasting floating hearts all over bad guys throughout the galaxy.

All enemies of Borderlands universe will have colorful hearts spinning around them during Broken Hearts Day. However, those love signs are not to display their true feelings but to shower players with exclusive buffs and effects.

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It takes a single shot to blow up those hearts and it would either explode or even make baddies switch sides for a brief time. Some of them will offer you bonus loots and many are holding surprises that you will find out during the event.

Vault Hunters will also be rewarded handsomely by Maurice for shooting down all hearts during this event. Taking down challenges earns everyone seasonal cosmetic items like ECHO Device skin, themed skin and Weapon Trinket.

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Broken Hearts Day Seasonal Drops

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If you prefer to enjoy your looter shooter experience as plain and usual, then simply opt out from seasonal events any time. Gearbox is already working on their next big free seasonal content update and second campaign add-on.

Epic Store is currently not offering any discount on PC version of Borderlands 3 but console players can enjoy 50% off right now to celebrate this Valentine's Day in-game event with someone special or a close group of friends.

Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store offers PC version of Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez for free giveaway.

Not only has Epic Games been back in business of handing out free PC games on weekly basis but lately at Epic Games Store, players are getting more than one titles in average and are likely to continue throughout entirety of 2020.

In their current giveaway, Epic Store has added action role-playing title Kingdom Come: Deliverance and 2D beat 'em up game Aztez for anyone to claim with a free account anytime before February 20, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Kingdom Come: Deliverance and Aztez Free on Epic Games Store Now

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KC: Deliverance explores a story-driven adventure set in Holy Roman Empire, where protagonist character Henry is set to avenge his parent's death, fight forces of enemy, complete quests in open-world and lead up to example doing so.

Then move over to side-scrolling brawler Aztez that is wrapped around in layer of strategy elements. You play as king of the Aztecs who must send best breed of Aztez fighters in various areas of dispute by resolving conflicts.

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A very sweet coincidence for Deliverance is that today marks the second anniversary of its release and it goes free on EGS on this special occasion. You can also grab a copy of HD sound, texture and voice packs along with base game.

Epic Store has revealed strategy card game Faeria by developer studio Abrakam that is rich with many hours of content and co-operative missions. It is scheduled to become available as a freebie PC title for next week on February 20.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Resident Evil: Resistance Adds New Masterminds Alex Wesker and Ozwell Spencer

Two new masterminds, Alex Wesker and Ozwell E. Spencer are revealed to be added in Resident Evil: Resistance.

Though many players thought Resident Evil: Resistance to be a standalone title at start, it was revealed by developer/publisher Capcom as a replacement for Mercenaries mode of upcoming survival horror game Resident Evil 3 Remake.

Still months away from release, two new Masterminds are being added to its 1v4 asymmetric online survival horror experience lately. Joining Annette Birkin and Daniel Fabron are returning characters Alex Wesker and Ozwell Spencer.

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Resident Evil: Resistance Adds New Masterminds Alex Wesker and Ozwell Spencer

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Alex Wesker
Series fans can recognize Alex Wesker from Resident Evil: Revelations 2, who served as its main antagonist. Despite sharing last name with infamous Albert Wesker, these two has less in common and different ways of achieving goals.

Rather than approaching things directly, she would lay out plans for things to go as planned in the end. Often times, she would catch survivors off-guard by putting roadblocks on their way and then enhance nearby zombies.

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Alex is a bit sadistic and likes to play with her prey by subjecting them to horrible experiments and psychological horrors. Therefore, she fits perfectly in role of a cunning Mastermind and her trump card is carnivorous plant Yateveo.

Yateveo is a deadly bio-weapon that takes slight inspiration from other plant-based enemies from Resident Evil series like Ivy and Plant 42. Though its position is fixed at one place, it can still cause great harm and thwart your objectives.

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Plant-Based Monster Yateveo

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Ozwell Spencer
Umbrella Corporation was founded by Ozwell Spencer to fulfill his insidious dream of achieving immortality. Since he has always remained behind shadows throughout entire RE series, it is very fitting for him to become a Mastermind.

Before his appearance in Resident Evil 5, players have never seen him and his presence was very brief. Upon discovering of recent reports by Alex on a virus mutation, Ozwell has taken a more direct approach with his experiments.

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Unlike Annette Birkin or Daniel Fabron, Spencer cannot summon mutated G-Birkin or mighty Tyrant Mr. X and even though he will not be controlling a bio-weapon to halt his subjects, his use of Disintegration Field will be severely damaging.

Its cooldown period is relatively shorter than other powerful bio-weapons and all of his creatures will still remain unaffected. Any plans laid out to delay survivors in escaping by father of Umbrella are designed to slowly wear them off.

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Whereas Alex's playstyle will be largely focused on setting traps to try and stop any survivors from escaping her grasp, Ozwell would rely more on his company tech to slowly trap everyone and redirect them into his grand scheme.

Although settings and survivors of Project Resistance are from around Raccoon City, Capcom has confirmed its premise to be non-canon, which gave dev team freedom of bringing any series character back into play as a Mastermind.

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Abandoned Casino Map

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Brand-new maps include an abandoned casino that is simply titled Casino and Abandoned Park nearing outskirts of town. During initial wave of an outbreak, these locations were quickly abandoned and swarmed with monsters.

Resident Evil: Resistance will let you play as one of these evil Masterminds or young survivors when it arrives on April 3, 2020 for Resident Evil 3 Remake for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms to serve as multiplayer component.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Modern Warfare Season 2 Trailer Hints at Battle Royale

In-game trailer for Season 2 suggests Battle Royale mode is coming soon to Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Long-awaited Season 2 of first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare has finally arrived from developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision, which hints at game modes, maps, operators and tease at more content.

Return of operator Simon "Ghost" Riley and fan-favorite classic multiplayer Rust map in Season 2 Battle Pass is truly exciting. Though highly requested battle royale mode has not debuted yet, enough in-game hints were left out there.

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Modern Warfare Season 2 Trailer Hints at Battle Royale

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Modern Warfare drops series of hints for a possible battle royale mode through an in-game cinematic trailer.




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In opening shot of the trailer, three soldiers walk in to an airport terminal like area and one of them gets shot out of nowhere. His attacker finishes up with another bullet to the head and gets killed by remaining soldiers in return fire.

They talk about a gas closing in and move out before Ghost appears from above, contacting Captain Price telling something is wrong in Verdansk. Telling his boss to send some fighters that he can trust, Ghost moves out of there promptly.

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Viewers are then shown a larger location resembling to Terminal map from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. There are ongoing firefights throughout entire area being covered in green gas and four soldiers in parachute jumps down a plane.

This minute-long teaser could very much likely to be an early sneak peek in battle royale for CoD: MW. Aside from a huge ruined airport map to explore and fight, there will probably be a new gameplay system for three-player squad.

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Following launch of MW Season 2, a known Call of Duty YouTuber has noticed some change made to in-game main menu. In addition to its regular four options, there is a newly added "Classified" section that you can't click on.

Though this latest change is not a direct hint at anything exact but it clearly leaves room to add one in future. According to a now-deleted key-art on Reddit, battle royale mode for Modern Warfare will be called "Call of Duty: Warzone".

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YouTuber PrestigeIsKey has posted a recent image of changed Modern Warfare in-game menu on Twitter.


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Activision and Infinity Ward has yet to confirm or deny validity of these theories players came up with but if all of these speculations eventually turn out to be true, then developers did right by extending Season 1 longer than expected.

Season 2 update for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is currently live on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Given all recent hints from dev team and various leaks, an announcement for battle royale mode may come before Season 3 goes live.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 2 Live Now

Season 2 arrives with new Battle Pass, multiplayer maps, weapons and more for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare.

Closing in on Season 1, developer Infinity Ward and publisher Activision is rolling out a second wave of post-launch content support for first-person shooter game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare today on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Season 2 is coming in hot with a number of new updates including all-new Battle Pass, latest blueprints, daily challenges, legendary Modern Warfare franchise operator, missions, online multiplayer maps, trials and much more.

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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare Season 2 Live Now

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A new season of Battle Pass contents and features for Modern Warfare are briefly highlighted in a new trailer.




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On day one, Gunfight game mode will receive classic multiplayer map Rust from Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 campaign that is set near an oil yard. This latest addition is designed for fast-paced combat with high and low ground for cover.

Set in a supercenter warehouse, Atlas Superstore will turn into a shooting location for standard co-op to battle forces of Al-Qatala. Ground War gets airplane scrap yard site Zhokov Boneyard in Verdansk to hike through junks and fight.

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Return of Rust Map

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Call of Duty League ruleset playlist will become available on launch day to let you play like pros. All settings for maps, modes and weapons are tweaked for performance but players would do better by checking them out before jumping in.

For limited time Gunfight Tournament, Demolition will go live and offer rewards for surviving single elimination in 2v2 firefight. New combat zone are set to eventually arrive mid-season with anticipated return of Infected Ground War.

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Intimidating Operator Ghost

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Battle Pass will let you access up to 20 tiers of content right away that you can get for free by just playing through. Two free weapons Grau 5.56 lightweight and the Striker 45 long-range SMG are there to be unlocked at tier 15 and 31.

New operator Simon "Ghost" Riley is a British Special Forces member debuted back in Modern Warfare 2 as a commanding officer who is an expert in clandestine infiltration and sabotage, hailing from Captain Price's Task Force 141.

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Season 2 Battle Pass Contents

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Owners of Battle Pass for Season 2 would immediately skip through 20 content tiers and be eligible to earn up to 1,300 CoD Points. It also offers instant access to challenges, operator skins, weapon blueprints, XP tokens and watches.

Players can purchase Season 2 Battle Pass or Battle Pass Bundle for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare from in-game store using CoD Points. Two additional operators; Mace and Talon will join in mid-season with more skins and store bundles.

Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Out Now

Expand rogue-like universe of Dead Cells with The Bad Seed DLC expansion, out now on PC, PS4 and Xbox One.

As part of post-launch support, a new DLC expansion for 2018 roguelike metroidvania title Dead Cells was announced by indie studios Evil Empire and Motion Twin last year, which is out now on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

All newcomer and veteran players can to try out this first-ever paid DLC titled Dead Cells: The Bad Seed in same difficulty level of original base game featuring two new early levels, a boss character, companion, new enemies and weapons.

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Dead Cells: The Bad Seed DLC Out Now

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To celebrate launch of their latest content, Motion Twin has revealed a quirky new animated short today.




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The Bad Seed expansion introduces a two-handed weapon called Scythe to tear through anything on your way. New enemies include blowgunners, carnivorous plants, jerkshrooms, mushroom men, ticks and yeeters on new biomes.

You would start off from Arboretum, which is a greenhouse location full of mushrooms and other plants. Many of these vegetations would like to get a piece of The Prisoner but he can always use them for quick vertical movement.

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Ruins of Arboretum

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There is a little friend lurking around that would befriend you and then attack anyone who comes closer to you. Then head over to Morass of the Banished, which is a swamp area filled with danger and pointy things to hurt you badly.

Surviving its perilous surroundings and unsuspecting ambushes from group of hostile locals will take you to The Nest where you will finally have a major boss fight against Mama Tick, a massive mutant creature with many eyes and claws.

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Noxious Swamp Area

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Bad Seed DLC is priced $4.99 only and is released in an attempt to support dev team's effort in continuous free updates. Evil Empire is already working hard on lining up more content and major gameplay overhauls for near future.

Dead Cells is currently available on sale for both Steam and Xbox One platform at 30% discount. A collection bundle of main game and recent DLC pack is also out offering 10% off on PC version and 20% for console players right now.

Saturday, February 8, 2020

GTA Online Offers $1 Million for Limited Time

Rockstar is offering $1 million money to claim on Grand Theft Auto Online for limited time until February 12.

Still going strong even after six years from its initial launch, Grand Theft Auto Online was introduced as online multiplayer component of 2013 crime action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto V from developer/publisher Rockstar Games.

Last year, GTA Online broke record for all-time player count following release of Diamond Casino free update. Rockstar is currently offering players $1 million in-game currency for free to show their continued support to the game.

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GTA Online Offers $1 Million for Limited Time

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Players would simply have to log in to their game before Wednesday, February 13, to claim this free $1 million bonus cash. Then you can expect to see the amount within 72 hours in your Maze Bank account and spend however you like.

Although $1 million is a quite large sum, it won't be enough to get your hands on a Benefactor Krieger; a hypercar debuted in Casino update. Since you are getting this amount for doing almost nothing, this is a pretty sweet deal.

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Regardless of you being a newcomer or a veteran in GTA Online, free money always feels good. You can still buy an apartment, a CEO office, assault rifles, small warehouse or even armored Karin Kuruma vehicle from Heists Update.

This generous giveaway offer is part two of a promotion that Rockstar has kick-started last week. Aside from having an impressive player count, GTA5 became best-selling video game of last decade, according to Take-Two Interactive.

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Rockstar is also celebrating with Red Dead Online players by letting them pick up various free items for simply logging in. Anyone jumping into Red Dead Redemption 2 multiplayer can get free Bounty Hunter license, 25 Bolas and 25 Tracking Arrows.

Rockstar is keeping Grand Theft Auto V relevant for years over PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One platforms. With release of Grand Theft Auto VI for next-gen consoles, they can take Grand Theft Auto Online on new heights.

Friday, February 7, 2020

The Outer Worlds Hits 2 Million Sales

Revealed during a Take-Two Interactive earnings call, The Outer Worlds have sold over 2 million copies since launch.

Despite never having a chance to explore possibilities of a sequel of Fallout: New Vegas, developer Obsidian Entertainment saw great success with 2019 sci-fi action role-playing game The Outer Worlds on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Currently awaiting launch of a Nintendo Switch version that has now been delayed indefinitely, TOW has recently reached a new milestone of selling over 2 million copies across all major platforms in just a few months after release.

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The Outer Worlds Hits 2 Million Sales

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Built upon action-RPG style of Mass Effect and New Vegas, the game largely focuses on player choices and actions. In spite of having a bunch of major bugs at launch, people have been very positive towards Obsidian's latest project.

This impressive milestone was achieved in its 15 weeks lifetime on PC, PS4 and Xbox consoles. TOW was also available for members of Xbox Game Pass at release and therefore, more than 2 million players has been part of its experience.

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These numbers were revealed in an earnings call for Take-Two Interactive, parent company of publisher Private Division. CEO Strauss Zelnick is really unsure whether a day-one release for Game Pass had any negative impact on its sales.

Xbox Game Studios internal development team, Matt Booty believes The Outer Worlds to be an enduring franchise, thus hinting at a sequel. Besides, Obsidian has already announced a new story-based DLC that is coming soon this year.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Metro Exodus Coming to Steam

Metro Exodus will be returning to Steam very soon after a year of timed exclusivity at Epic Games Store.

Shortly before its worldwide release, first-person shooter Metro Exodus was snagged by Epic Games Store for PC platform, leaving Steam. Though all pre-orders were fulfilled, Epic Games was heavily bashed by series fans for this shady move.

Even developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver faced heavy backlash from PC gaming community. A year later, that timed exclusivity period is finally coming to an end as the game will return to Steam on February 15, 2020.

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Metro Exodus Coming to Steam

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In a divisive move of bait and switch, this title was one of the most-anticipated games that became exclusive to Epic Store. Those games are expected to show up in other storefronts over time once their signed deal expires eventually.

In a query of customers, official Twitter account for Metro Exodus has revealed that Windows PC version will not arrive on GOG anytime soon and many are speculating that it has something to do with their DRM-free policy.

RELATED: Metro Exodus DLC Expansion Pass Roadmap

Both Standard and Gold Edition of the game is currently available at 40% off on Epic Games Store until February 14, 2020. Also don't forget to pick up Expansion Pass or additional DLC pack "The Two Colonels" for 25% discount.

Metro Exodus is third installment of Metro series, continuing from story of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. Although Steam has not yet listed its retail price yet, its first DLC and Expansion Pass are available for purchase.

Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving away free copy of Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride for PC platform until February 13.

Drawing player interest on their digital distribution storefront, Epic Games has been endlessly giving up loads of free games on Epic Games Store each week from a variety of fan-favorite genre by indie studios and major AAA companies.

For their freebie offering for this week, Epic Store has added two PC games from publisher Asmodee Digital; Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride. Both of these titles are free to claim on EGS until February 13, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Carcassonne and Ticket to Ride Free on Epic Games Store Now

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An acclaimed turn-based strategy, Carcassonne allows players to set cities, grassland or roads and place their followers in various roles. Each movement is made through classic tile-placement system that has game-changing possibilities.

A faithful adaptation of train board game, Ticket to Ride teaches you to own railways, lay tracks to connect cities and own important routes. Its rules are easy to pick up but you can never tell where things are going to go in the end.

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Although co-operative board game Pandemic was also listed for freebie for this week alongside above-mentioned titles, it has been removed earlier probably because of real-life coincidence of having a Coronavirus outbreak in China.

Epic Games Store has already announced to giveaway side-scrolling brawler game Aztez from Team Colorblind and action role-playing title Kingdom Come: Deliverance by Warhorse Studios for next week on February 13, 2020.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Daemon X Machina Coming to Steam

XSEED Games to bring PC version of Nintendo Switch-exclusive mech shooter title Daemon X Machina on Steam.

Originally released for Nintendo Switch back in September 2019, third-person shooter action game Daemon X Machina from developer/publisher Marvelous First Studio has been out for six months and is finally about to drop its platform exclusivity.

After having a decent run on Switch console, PC players can now get excited for some intense mech action. Today, XSEED Games have officially announced today that a Windows version of the game will launch via Steam on February 13, 2020.

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Daemon X Machina Coming to Steam

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A brand-new announcement trailer for Steam release has dropped, showcasing pure high-speed mech action.




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Daemon X Machina for PC is priced $59.99 only on Steam but you can get a 20% discount for pre-order and get it for $47.99. After making its debut on Valve distribution outlet, the game will observe a 10% launch week as well.

Those who will pre-purchase or buy a copy within first month of its PC release will receive Arsenal mech, Outer suits and weapon sets as bonuses. Aside from these exclusive items, Prototype Arsenal Set will become available at store later.

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Items offered as pre-purchase bonus like Metallic Equipment Set and Metallic Plugsuit outfit will be sold individually at no point. PC port is receiving customization options and visual upgrades with keyboard and mouse support.

Daemon X Machina comes from producer Kenichiro Tsukuda, a From Software veteran who has worked on Armored Core series. Players can get into competitive mech battles online in 1v1 and 2v2 verses modes or in four-player co-op.

Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

Wastelanders free update for Fallout 76 is coming on April 7, making debut on Steam same day as well.

In an attempt to save their 2018 online action role-playing game Fallout 76 from heaps of controversy, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks is planning to introduce major changes in upcoming Wastelanders expansion update.

This latest free content patch will release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms on April 7, 2020. On that same day, Bethesda is also launching Windows PC version of the game on Valve's popular digital distribution outlet Steam.

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Fallout 76 and Wastelanders Update Comes to Steam

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Get ready to go back to West Virginia and watch a new trailer below to know more details on Wastelanders.




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Wastelanders update will include a bunch of new main story quest, revamped version of in-game quest and human NPCs. There are purchasable content bundles featuring cosmetic skins and C.A.M.P. items themed on two factions.

Raider content bundle comes with a faction flag, mine car planter, Raider C.A.M.P. and stash box for building and decorating your C.A.M.P. Conquest loot bag, marauder Power Armor skin, Pathfinder outfit and Pillager backpack are cosmetic only.

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Wastelanders Raider Content Bundle

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Settler content bundle to have themed faction flag, garden truckbed trailer, Settler C.A.M.P. and stash box as tools to build. Mechanic outfit, relief backpack, traveler Loot Bag and vigilante Power Armor skin are added for allegiance swag.

Anyone with a Standard or Deluxe Edition copy of Fallout 76 can access Wastelanders update for free. Aside from individually purchasing these content bundles, players can also acquire them by owning Wastelanders Deluxe Edition.

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Wastelanders Settler Content Bundle

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After trying to push their own official launcher for PC titles to players for years, Bethesda has finally decided to bring their titles to popular PC gaming platform Steam and Fallout 76 was originally scheduled to arrive within last year.

However, people who are willing to switch from Bethesda.net to Steam should know that Atoms and Fallout 1st membership balance will not be transferred between versions as they are specific to their platforms, except Atomic Shop items.

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

Wastelanders update for Fallout 76 will reintroduce human NPCs and reputation system that rewards for faction loyalties.

Aside from many missing features, player complaints for online action role-playing game Fallout 76 were largely focused on linear quests types and developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks plans to address that issue in Wastelanders update.

Though there has not been a confirmed release window for when upcoming Wastelanders expansion would be releasing, Bethesda has recently revealed a bunch of important details about how its faction reputation system will work.

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Fallout 76 Wastelanders Update to Bring Back Faction Reputations

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F76 had its fair share of enemies such as mutant creatures and robots in past but no human companions were around. Survivors who fled West Virginia during a Scorched outbreak earlier are now making their return to Appalachia.

One of the most prominent aspects of Fallout franchise like human NPCs are coming back in two major factions; Raiders and Settlers. You start from being a total stranger to them and will eventually become a close confidante over time.

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Working through a reputation system, you can make some new friends and earn some rewards. Since both groups don't really know you at all, they can't just trust anyone right away and you have to earn your keep among them as a newcomer.

Try changing their views on you by completing quests, offering information and take down enemies to become a good neighbor. If you came to be as reliable by your actions, your reputation will surely grow with these parties.

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Faction Reputations Will Return

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Players can rank their way up to seven levels from Hostile or Cautious, to Neutral, Friendly, Ally and furthermore. You will receive in-game notification showing your reputation progress with factions each time when you will earn some.

Similarly, one can be on bad side of these factions if they chose to be overtly hostile towards everyone. It would be really interesting to see if groups can be at odds with someone so much that there is no going back building that relationship.

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Reputation amounts will vary on size of different activities and usually a story quest will grant you a huge deal in ranks. Completing daily quests and making certain conversation choices earns you smaller sum of boost in reps.

Bethesda never cleared whether players can be at good stand with both groups since they both are two opposed team. Improvement of reps rank with Raiders and Settlers makes more items available for you to purchase from vendors.

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Reputation Rank Status

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Check out your current reputation status with each faction at any times in social menu via a pop-up. You can find it located nearby your account name at top-right side and see what rank progress you are heading towards up next.

Bethesda will release a new Fallout 76 official trailer highlighting major features of Wastelanders expansion on February 4. Human NPCs and reputation system may be coming in too late but they can still be a game-changer if done right.

Resident Evil Reportedly Redesigned Chris Redfield Again

According to leaks, Capcom has changed appearance of series protagonist Chris Redfield once again for new game.

While majority of Resident Evil survival horror franchise fans are currently waiting to get their hands on Resident Evil 3 Remake just in a few months, rumors on a new installment from developer/publisher Capcom is still flying around.

After breaking a major revelation on Resident Evil 8 and some of its enemy details earlier, reputed leaker AestheticGamer has recently claimed that protagonist Chris Redfield is going through another redesign for next series title.

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Resident Evil Reportedly Redesigned Chris Redfield Again

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In a recent discussion on social media regarding alleged change of concept for Resident Evil 8 and werewolves, he has affirmed that Chris has been redesigned again and his new look will be revealed in a new release before that title.

Capcom has invited RE Ambassadors within U.S. region last year to test a brand-new untitled Resident Evil game that many initially thought to be Project Resistance but then it turned out to be a multiplayer mode for RE3 Remake.

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During his ongoing conversation, AestheticGamer admits of Chris being redesigned for next RE entry in works.


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There is a chance that Chris would show up in that untitled project that is not RE8 and has a rumored release window on 2021. Whatever they end up doing, this will not be the first time for this former S.T.A.R.S. member to get a new look.

Capcom changed appearance of original Resident Evil protagonist Chris Redfield after first RE game for Code: Veronica. Then he became a boulder punching buff guy in Resident Evil 5; a look that is also adapted for franchise animated films.

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Following his stint on Resident Evil 6, he was changed into a normal-sized human when he showed up in Not a Hero DLC of Resident Evil 7. A full character model for this version was also found lately in codes of Resident Evil 2 Remake.

Seeing how many times he has gone through revamp over all these years, it is not unlikely for Capcom to do it again because a lot of things can happen during development to change course and even totally scrap design concepts of a character.

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Though these stories are not much believable in most cases, they are hard to ignore when they are from reliable sources. This leaker in question is no random one and has a history of accurately predicting major Resident Evil leaks in past.

Regardless of next series release to be a sequel for RE7: Biohazard or a spin-off game, fans can only be confirmed after an official reveal. Some even says that Capcom may end up announcing a new RE game at PlayStation 5 reveal in February.