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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

Darksiders: Genesis is Overpriced on Google Stadia

Google Stadia would charge $10 extra on regular price of Darksiders: Genesis and THQ deny commenting.

Latest installment of Darksiders series is a top-down hack and slash action role-playing game from developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic titled Darksiders: Genesis just came out on December 5, 2019 for PC and Google Stadia.

If suffering from a rocky launch last month was not bad enough for Stadia due to lack of promised features and latency issue, Genesis would cost people $10 extra on Google's cloud gaming service than it would for PC version.

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Darksiders: Genesis is Overpriced on Google Stadia

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Stadia Pro subscribers received an exclusive offer from Google of up to 50% discount on select games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Tomb Raider reboot from 2013 but members got no price off on Genesis purchase or pre-order.

It would cost you $39.99 to buy Darksiders: Genesis on Stadia whereas you can get a copy of at Steam for only $14.99 right now to save $25 right off the bat or get it from outlets like GOG or Humble Store at a standard price of just $29.99.

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A price difference with PC version is a very absurd idea for a service that just had a rough launch period earlier and very less to offer in terms of their game catalog, with major titles like Borderlands 3 to arrive later this year.

When reached out to THQ Nordic for comments on price variation between platforms, their representative chose not to speak on their price policy and there is clearly no indication of why Stadia would charge more for a game than other stores.

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Some players are trying to point out that console versions of games often cost more than PC release and Google is likely taking an additional $10 to follow similar pricing model but then again, Stadia is not a console at all.

Set before events from previous titles, Darksiders: Genesis is a spin-off prequel that awaits a console release on February 2020. Its plot explores a war between Heaven and Hell, featuring both Strife and War as two playable lead characters.

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.

Jotun: Valhalla Edition Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is offering PC version of Jotun: Valhalla Edition in free giveaway game of this week.

Making debut on digital distribution marketplace a year ago, Epic Games decided to offer free games for PC platform on their storefront Epic Games Store to draw more users and has given a lot than they promised or anyone expected.

While people can still grab a copy of Rayman Legends for another day, Jotun: Valhalla Edition has been added today for giveaway of this week. All it takes is a free account to claim a copy before December 12, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Jotun: Valhalla Edition Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Embark a valiant journey of a recently deceased Viking woman named Thora who goes on a hunt to best giant elemental creatures throughout realms to enter Valhalla by impressing the gods after having a dishonorable death.

This female warrior is granted a second chance to prove her worth and she is up against some titanic challenges to conquer. Aside from her battle against mighty giants, Thora would have to surpass many other forms of hazards and puzzles.

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Jotun is an adventure game by developer/publisher Thunder Lotus Games that is focused on Norse legends and fully hand-drawn. Overall surroundings have clear influence of popular mythology, which is complimented by its surreal scores.

Although there was no word on whether Epic Store would continue rolling on more free games, they already announced to offer strategy action game The Escapists from Mouldy Toof Studios for next week on December 12, 2019.

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Horizon Zero Dawn May Come to PC

Following Death Stranding, another PS4-exclusive Horizon Zero Dawn could be coming to PC next year.

Last month, a new job listing at developer Guerrilla Games have hinted of a possible sequel for action role-playing game Horizon Zero Dawn in works and was confirmed earlier by voice actress Janina Gavankar (Sleepy Hollow, True Blood).

A recent rumor from Russian YouTuber Anton Logvinov suggests that critically-acclaimed 2017 action RPG title HZD is going to see release on PC by February 2020 with an official reveal coming very soon, probably during The Game Awards 2019.

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Horizon Zero Dawn May Come to PC

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Anton Logvinov previously predicted Death Stranding to get a PC release earlier this year, which is built using Decima Engine from Guerrilla as part of a partnership between developer Kojima Productions and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment.

Latest masterpiece of Hideo Kojima was revealed to have a PC release back in 2015 in a now-deleted Medium post. However, a PC port of Horizon seems a lot far-fetched idea despite Guerrilla Games being a first-party studio under Sony.

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In his post shared on ResetEra forum, more of what Logvinov stated later was added alongside his claim.

I'm talking to different developers who are making something for the PlayStation 5, and they said to me that Sony warns them "keep the PC version in mind.

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Given both of these titles runs on Decima and DS has already optimized its code for PC for an upcoming transition to a new platform, Sony could be finally pushing to bring popular PlayStation games for platform accessibility.

A major market competitor, Microsoft has been pushing more of their exclusive titles to PC for next-generation consoles. With arrival of PlayStation 5 set for holiday season next year, Sony may very well be changing their strategy as well.

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It would make sense if they want a PC port of their original PlayStation 4 title to draw interest of new players from a different platform because it is highly likely that potential development for a sequel to HZD for PS5 is already ongoing.

Since there are no official word from Guerrilla Games or Sony just yet, rumor of a PC release for Horizon Zero Dawn should be taken with a grain of salt. However, we shouldn't completely rule out its possibility given its credible source.

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.

Hades: Welcome to Hell Update Live Now

Supergiant Games rolled out Welcome to Hell Update for Early Access rogue-like dungeon crawler title Hades.

Announced a year ago at The Game Awards 2018, rogue-like dungeon crawler title Hades from developer Supergiant Games has debuted on Early Access program of Epic Games Store for PC platform and made impressive progress so far.

Aside from growing a dedicated player community, considerable amount of content has been added through regular monthly updates. Supergiant has recently released Welcome to Hell, a major patch for this month to add more change.

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Hades: Welcome to Hell Update Live Now

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Whether there are new enemy types or newly included territory of Underworld, players can always find its gameplay evolving and to keep up with that trait, latest update will either make Hell more of a suffering or an easy ride.

Newcomers can now try out "God Mode" if they wish to explore further into narrative and not so much of action. Seasoned veterans however can roll up their sleeves to test their skill set in "Hell Mode" by shedding the fear of dying.

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Getting in touch with characters and forming bonds with them would earn you Legendary Keepsakes that are truly of great value. As usual, more story events and voice lines will be included than any previous content updates.

Fated List has a long record of unavoidable yet minor prophecies that needs fulfilling, which comes with rewards of course. No bounty rewards are given up on random anymore but all of them are specific for various regions of Hell.

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Some minor fixes and quality-of-life changes are just there for players to be thankful for. For more detailed description of full patch notes, you can look up to official Discord channel of Supergiant Games or see in-game menu.

By next week, Hades will join Steam Early Access on December 10, 2019 after spending a timed exclusivity period of one year at Epic Store. With more updates on the way, it now has a planned full release window set for Q3 or Q4 2020.