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Saturday, August 18, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Enemy Showcase

Newest Shadow of the Tomb Raider trailer shows off every type of enemies that Lara Croft will come across.

Before developer Crystal Dynamics and Eidos with publisher Square Enix releases upcoming action-adventure title Shadow of the Tomb Raider on 14 September, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One to complete the rebooted origin trilogy, players are given new details like gameplay trailers and other clips to give the idea of what Lara Croft is going to face. A brand-new trailer released recently to give a glance of all the enemies she is going up against in her latest adventure.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Enemy Showcase

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Titled "Know Your Enemy", the video briefly goes through every peril that is thrown at the female protagonist of the game.




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The trailer showcases a variety of enemies from the regular Trinity soldiers on her tail from the beginning and every other party who thinks she is not welcomed in their territory. Speaking of which, we see a group of tribal Mayan warriors looking for her. While going through underwater passages, Lara is strangled by a giant Eel and then shown getting attacked by a swarm of Piranhas. Lastly, she is confronted by a terror from the wildlife of South America, a ferocious Jaguar.

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Although a 40 seconds-long trailer is not enough to showcase what Lara Croft has to survive to fulfill her quest but the close-ups gives us an idea of how much she has to endure. Of course, she will have her surrounding environment and different weapons to use at her advantage to deal with any enemies that come after her and she became quite a seasoned survivor to overcome them. Whether or not that is true, we will find out when Shadow of the Tomb Raider is launched next month.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Grand Theft Auto Court Ban on Cheat Mods

Court issues order for Take-Two Interactive to ban any program used for illegal mods and cheating on GTA.

It has been five years since controversial action-adventure video game Grand Theft Auto V has been released and by now developer/publisher Rockstar Games have seen a lot success including the game doing extremely well in terms of sales and had their fair share of debates. The latest piece of quarrel is regarding a court order to shut down illegal mods that allow players to perform cheats in GTA V and Grand Theft Auto Online when playing the PC version of the game.

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Grand Theft Auto Court Ban on Cheat Mods

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A Georgia resident named David Zipperer has been selling two mods by the name Absolute and Menyoo for some time now. Back in March, Rockstar Games has sued Zipperer with an allegation of infringing their copyright properties and violating terms of use of the game. The preliminary injunction won by parent company of the developers of GTA V, Take-Two Interactive bans him from selling those two mods and forbids creating any more unoriginal works for the title.

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What Absolute and Menyoo does is allowing players to alter a several number of in-game constraints, which makes the devs unhappy and uncomfortable. For single-player version of the game on PC, these mods are still available on various other hosting. However, it costs money when you try to use them GTA Online, multiplayer mode of GTA V. The mods will allow anyone to generate nearly unlimited amount of in-game currency that Rockstar Games sells to people for real money.

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Unlimited GTA Online Currency

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It hurts the developers because; this move has taken a significant toll on the quarterly revenue of Take-Two following the launch of GTA Online in 2013. They complained that mods created by Zipperer had cost them a minimum of $500,000 while damaged their reputation to legit players who couldn't keep up with cheaters and eventually quit playing after a time. Reportedly, upon receiving threat of taking legal action from Take-Two, makers of those mods had shut down their sites.

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Battlefield V – Devastation of Rotterdam – Gamescom Trailer

Ahead of Gamescom 2018, EA Dice releases another official trailer for Battlefield V and took the conflict to Rotterdam city.

Eager fans of first-person shooter game franchise Battlefield gets to see some brand-new footage from Battlefield V as developer EA DICE and publisher Electronic Arts are offering peak at some of the game's previously mentioned features in spirit of Gamescom 2018. Being the sixth title from the acclaimed series, BFV has not only created expectation and hype but the creators are confident about it changing everything and we are about to witness glimpse of it firsthand now.

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Battlefield V – Devastation of Rotterdam – Gamescom Trailer

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An official trailer titled "Devastation of Rotterdam" showcases how BF5 captures the intensity of World War II and how it will play out.




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The trailer opens up to the destructive rampage of war on Rotterdam city and how each party is fighting intensely throughout the constant bombing. Gameplay moments in tank warfare are shown for the first time from the inside to show how it feels to control one of these and it dominantly scales over rubble. We already saw cut-scenes of aerial combat back in E3 2018 trailer already but another look was there too. How several fractions interact in a multiplayer and new maps are shown briefly.

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Among all those gunfire and explosions, soldiers were busy fighting each other on streets of Dutch city. Aside from gunfights, melee combat will have its unique place when players will come face to face with enemies. Developers have previously disclosed about some engaging "War Story" campaign modes that will probably shape up the outcome of war. Nearing the end of the video, what we momentarily saw can be the exclusive first-look at the much-anticipated Battle Royale mode.

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Possible First Tease of Battle Royale

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World War II-themed shooter title Battlefield V is currently scheduled for a release window of October 19, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. To get access in advance, you are advised to pre-order the Deluxe Edition of the game and start from on October 16. Though the alleged scene of Battle Royale mode was shown from an aerial shot, we are hopeful that we will get a full-length video on that very soon as well.

Monday, August 13, 2018

Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

Bethesda reveals at QuakeCon 2018 that upcoming Fallout 76 has a unique system to deal with grieving.

Back in June, developer/publisher Bethesda publicly stated that their upcoming online multiplayer action role-playing game Fallout 76 will stop in-game PvP bullying but did not get into much detail on that subject. Recently, on their panel at QuakeCon 2018, the studio discussed more about their anti-bullying measures to make sure that toxic bullies and griefers don't get away with their actions after simply attacking or killing uninterested parties just because they can.

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Fallout 76 Anti-Bullying System

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When playing online, you are in for a whole new level of playing experience but that also means that, you are also exposed to the possibility of being harassed by mean people. With F76, the series goes for its first MMO and multiplayer modes can invite all sorts of issues to ruin the fun. Since they are getting rid of NPCs, whenever you come across another character, it really is another player on the other end. Sometime they can be friendly to work together and sometime they are jerks.

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It was revealed at E3 2018 press conference that, there is a cache of nuclear weapons in West Virginia and there is a pretty good chance that people who gets their hands on such power may want to abuse it by messing up other players' game. Apparently, there are a series of codes you will need to get access of those launch facilities and to ensure less frequent nuclear launches the developers made the process complex enough. If you are worried for your structure, move it elsewhere using C.A.M.P. tool.

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A Strict Bounty System

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In case of one player attacking another player, it causes very little damage and you can either ignore it or fight back. When you are retaliating, both parties will do full damage to the other. However if someone tries to kill you without being provoked, game director Todd Howard and project leader Jeff Gardner believes they do have a solution for that. Soon as one party kills another, the attacker becomes a "Wanted Murderer" with no rewards for the kill and has a bounty placed on them.

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Not only that, the bounty placed on that player will be paid with money from his own pool and his position on the map will be visible to everyone a red star. While getting killed sucks, you don't lose too much except for the junk you’ve just collected. Otherwise, you weapons are safe and sound. As it comes to deal with abusing griefers, the studio has come up with a very unique idea to sort out the problem by giving a taste of their own medicine to ensure fun PVP gaming for the rest of the crowd.

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When Fallout 76 finally launches worldwide on November 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, you will surely find out much more as you are wandering around the nuclear wasteland. Affects of bullying online are always a huge concern for everyone and can become a big issue for others. It is really nice to see that Bethesda cares enough about this that they created a measure to check the issue before implementing a major change of play in Fallout franchise.

Insurgency Free on Steam Now

Before Insurgency: Sandstorm hits the stores, developers offer Insurgency free for a limited time on Steam.

We are only a month away from the release of upcoming first-person shooter game Insurgency: Sandstorm by developer/publisher New World Interactive and currently its predecessor, Insurgency is free on Steam for the next 48 hours in celebration for the sequel starting from 10 AM PT. You just enter the site, go to the store page and simply click on "Install Game" to claim it, adding into your collection forever. Also, having it on your library will get you 10% loyalty discount on Sandstorm.

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Insurgency Free on Steam Now

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Mostly focused on online co-op, this indie title has a several number of multiplayer modes to try out. Based on a community based mod of Valve's Source Engine, the game entered Early Access on Linux, Mac and PC in March 2013 for ten months following a failed Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for the development before seeing an eventual full official release back in 2014. However, the game has been sold five million copies until now and has a trail of very positive feedback.

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Also, the game sticks to a gameplay mechanics where effects of gunshots are more realistic unlike other known FPS titles where you take multiple shots and can still play. What makes it more challenging is a very intelligent AI system that makes it quite hard to kill an enemy. This forces players to work together towards success and defeat your enemies with teamwork. The sequel adds new features like adding an option to play as a female soldier and allows character customization as well.

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Steam often gives away free game to players and some of them are really great to try aside from saving your money and perhaps even get interested for a latter installment sometime. Insurgency: Sandstorm tries to live up to fan expectation by keeping everything that made Insurgency so beloved to players. So, with no strings attached, you can definitely give this title a try before the offer expires soon.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

IGN Editor Fired for Plagiarized Review Responds to Allegations

Fired IGN editor Filip Miucin talks about his involvement on the alleged plagiarism of Dead Cells game review.

When allegations of plagiarized review on newly released rogue-like metroidvania game Dead Cells came out online on August 7, people started calling IGN out like crazy while they quickly deleted the copy from their site and took action against the accused editor Filip Miucin by officially firing him from their team. After taking heavy fire for past few days over this controversy, the accused have finally decided to take YouTube for explaining his side of the story in a response video.

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IGN Editor Fired for Plagiarized Review Responds to Allegations

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This is the first time when Miucin actually opened up about the fiasco that has disgraced him on public and cost him his job. However, his tone towards the matter was less than expected as he starts with saying that he didn't intentionally do that and then apologized to developer Motion Twin as well as his former employer company, except for YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming, who has accused him of content theft in the first place. It clearly shows that he was not sincere about his apology.

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Even IGN was open enough to publicly issuing an apology to a relatively small YouTube channel Boomstick Gaming who made a video by making side-by-side comparison about how his original review video on the game was copied. Miucin only made the video when people kept attacking him on social media but this response video was heavily downvoted by viewers and was later removed by him. So, what really stopped Filip from mentioning the source for once that he was ripping off?

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Previously, an article on Kotaku pointed out that he partially plagiarized the FIFA 18 review from NintendoLife site in last September. On account of that incident, original author of that review Chris Scullion stated over Miucin’s speech that, he clearly failed to admit his guilt. However, Boomstick Gaming has gained the spotlight and this newfound fame has tripled the number of Subscribers to the channel since then.

Friday, August 10, 2018

RAGE 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

To show-off more action from RAGE 2, Bethesda released an extended gameplay demo at QuakeCon 2018.

Before the game could get officially announced by publisher Bethesda Softworks at E3 2018 press conference, news of upcoming first-person shooter RAGE 2 was leaked by a product listing of Walmart Canada a few weeks ago. What followed next was some funny banter thrown at them by Bethesda’s Pete Hines and new gameplay trailer from E3 revealed that it clearly steps ahead of its predecessor. To offer more details, an extended playthrough clip of the game is released today.

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RAGE 2 Extended Gameplay Demo

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Below is the new demo titled "Eden Assault" dropped at QuakeCon 2018, showcasing how the world of RAGE 2 will play out for gamers once it finally launches.




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Ravaged by an asteroid that hit the planet three decades ago, Earth is slowly recovering and instead of Nicholas Raine, a new protagonist named Walker enters the scene. While playing, you will come across members of savage goon squad, elite bandits' group and a clan of mutants, all of which are equipped with unique gear and destructive firepower to cause havoc on a larger scale. These fractions are situated in different part of the map and will fight you differently in their own way.

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We noticed that the sequel is set apart from many elements of the original game, probably because it received some backlash then. However, the world we will return to is still pretty violent and everything is way too vibrant colors. Vehicle and weapons play a great deal whether in facing unwary enemies or engaging into crazy boss fights. Combat system is made more fluid and fast paced as an improvement to Rage. In fact, the game takes inspiration for aggression from Wolfenstein II.

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RAGE 2 is developed by Avalanche Studios and id Software, which currently is set to release on spring 2019 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. One thing that has blessed the game so much is the collaboration of two studios, where Avalanche Studios used their skills in building a vast open-world and id Software provided their experience with immensely popular FPS titles like Doom. We can already tell that this action-packed game with a Mad Max-esque theme would turn out great.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Combat Gameplay

Inside the jungle of Peru, Lara Croft faces an apocalypse and her heavy conscience to become the Tomb Raider.

After going through a franchise reboot in 2013, developer Crystal Dynamics and Eidos Montreal with publisher Square Enix has released action-adventure game Tomb Raider and a sequel Rise of the Tomb Raider. To complete the trilogy, they are bringing their upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider very soon on September 14 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Nearing the launch, the game developers decided to fill us in with more of their reinvented gameplay mechanics in a new video.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Combat Gameplay

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Check out this all-new gameplay footage from Shadow of the Tomb Raider, where we saw Lara becoming "One with the Jungle" and you will know soon what that means.




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Released today, the clip opens up with a beginning moment of the game where Lara struggles to survive an impending plane crash. We are then cut to in-game sequence where the titular female protagonist faces one of her toughest challenge yet in an unfriendly environment but she manages to use it at her advantage and takes military organization Trinity down to their knees. Her choices and decisions will lead to consequences to her friend Jonah and her new enemies as well.

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Consequences of Her Actions

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Shadow’s setting, jungles of Peru are highlighted and shown how it lets Lara adapts her tactics against a militant force. Sneaking past her enemies to land a sudden attack or using her surroundings for camouflage is what makes her as dangerous as the landscape she is in. Also by developing her skill tree, new skills can be unlocked or finding out ancient totems like Eagle’s Talon can do that. It allows her to perform a rope takedown on an unsuspecting enemy and leave him hanging on a tree.

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Another Tomb Raiding Experience

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Let's not forget about the deadly jaguars that dwell on the jungle of South America and can come face-to-face with her. Survival skills will come in handy in situations like this and avoiding attacks before delivering the killing blow is very crucial. To keep track of its position, there are Perception herbs similar to previously introduced Medicinal herbs. Past titles have had players deal with wolf packs but this is completely a different game altogether and using nearby setting to save your skin is the right idea.

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We all know how much significance a tombs have in a Tomb Raider title and Shadow is not going to disappoint you. Of course, it also means that there will be critical puzzles to solve there, because that's what tradition demands. Developers have set the riddles in a way that will surely force the players to implement logic to crack them. These tombs are more expansive than ever and some of them will take Lara underwater just like the old days but with deadly piranhas lurking around.

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Ingenious Puzzle Sequences

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Another impressive piece of feature you will come across is a customizable difficulty setting, which can be adjusted according to your preference. You can actually set or modify varying degrees of complexity of combat and puzzles as you see fit. Some excels in fighting but gets stuck in riddles and vice-versa, so those settings are to adjust things to your level to catch up. The mixture of these elements can make your entire game-playing experience more thrilling and truly unique.

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Lara Croft's Personal Journey

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Lara Craft's origin tale will see a conclusion in Shadow of the Tomb Raider that will shape her into the legendary Tomb Raider, which she was always destined to become by evolving from a survivor to a seasoned predator. Until the parties responsible for making the series a possibility is looking for sending her into a new adventure, this one is the final installment of the franchise. A live-action Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander and Dominic West also attempted to reestablish the series on cinema earlier this year.

Resident Evil 2 Remake Premium Edition Announced

The Premium Edition of Resident Evil 2 Remake worth $900 feels overpriced for a Bluetooth mechanical keyboard and masking tapes.

Back in 2015, when producer Yoshiaki Hirabayashi were announcing about their attempt for Resident Evil 2 Remake, he may not have anticipated that how  much overwhelming the crowd response would be when they would finally reveal the first look at the project at E3 2018 press conference in Los Angeles. We got a trailer, gameplay reveal and even confirmation for a Collector’s Edition already. Recently, developer/publisher Capcom has unveiled a Premium Edition for Japan.

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Resident Evil 2 Remake Premium Edition Announced

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For a whooping 99,800 Yen or around somewhat $900, this Premium Edition for RE2Make happens to be the most pricy piece of merch and fans are baffled by this overpriced surprise. Titled Biohazard RE: 2 Z Version Premium Edition, the package contains a copy of the full game, a 12-inch statue of Leon Kennedy in his RPD uniform, 32-page official art book, CD of original soundtracks, voucher code to download DLC, a renovation design poster of Raccoon Police Station and the iconic item box.

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Premium Ink Ribbon Package

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However, these are all the contents you can get in a Collector’s Edition and are roughly worth $225. The question remains, what is the rest of the money are for? Turns out, an official vintage modeled Lexington typewriter that is actually a bluetooth enabled USB keyboard and four ink ribbons rolled up as masking/washi tape are what raises the price. This fully-functional keyboard compatible with Mac and Windows has a stand on it not to put a blank paper but to mount your tablet or smartphone.

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Despite trying to make the design of the typewriter as traditional as possible, it doesn't look anything like the one shown in Resident Evil 2 Remake. If you simply order the original model of this modified version, you can acquire it for only $249. Therefore, it takes approximately $475 to get all of the goodies mentioned above. Two in-game items, Samurai Edge – Chris and Jill Model pistols doesn't seem to cost much as well. So, we are still trying to figure out what that extra $425 is for!

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Typewriters from Resident Evil 2 Remake

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Now we are not sure if the pack is Japan-only release or will it ever come to North America and any other region but will find out soon. January 25, 2019, the survivor horror classic is expected to release for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One priced only $59.99 for the base game. Capcom is also backing up Resident Evil 2: The Board Game as an official tabletop creation and apparently is very interested in producing more remake titles in future seeing massive positive feedback from die-hard fans.