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Saturday, July 14, 2018

Aliens: Colonial Marines' Lame AI Caused by Typo

It took five years for a modder to uncover a single typo in game's code after Aliens: Colonial Marines is released.

Despite belonging to the Alien science fiction movie series, first-person shooter Aliens: Colonial Marines from Gearbox Software and Sega was terribly bashed over by fans and critics alike. To bring back fans of this popular sci-fi horror franchise; the game was initially planned as a canonic sequel to James Cameron’s movie Aliens. Not only had it suffered years of delay before releasing on 2013 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, but was heavily criticized for low graphics quality and weak enemy intelligence.

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Aliens: Colonial Marines' Lame AI Caused by Typo

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Dedicated modders have been trying to improve the AI of the Xenomorph enemies lurking around so they would behave more agile and intelligent rather than fooling around like a drunken old person waiting to be blasted by Pulse Rifles all the time. A modder from ModDB known as jamesdickinson963 has discovered lately that a single letter "a" added in the word "tether" game's .INI files, which actually messed up code and caused them behave weirdly. Here’s the code:

ClassRemapping=PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachXenoToTether ->  PecanGame.PecanSeqAct_AttachPawnToTeather

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Instead of coming at player on sight in a blood-thirsty aggression, the Xenomorphs mostly wander around casually like they have other things to do like coming in and out of vents, falling off wall, getting stuck on ceiling or running clueless than tearing you up in to pieces. Apparently, removing the typographical error from the code simply doesn't correct enemy AI behavior but it improves the gameplay by making them far more engaging in a fight than they used to.


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Just after fixing the typo in question, they start behaving more aggressively and play smart. Where the Alien from the first scenario was easily confused and went back when player started running away from it, the bug stayed focused on its prey on second encounter after correcting the error. Their sluggish and erratic movements are no longer there to make them look like bad jokes from a horror movie anymore.


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Gearbox Software simply failed to deliver what they promised in demos and it was nothing more than a mediocre shooter that portrayed the deadliest killing machines of the galaxy as some panzy bugs lurking around. Now, five years after the disastrous release of the title a modder has recently discovered that a single typo in code was one of the primary reasons for the terrible gameplay experience it delivered and upon fixing, it can have some serious impact on enemy AI.

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Developers should have noticed this error while testing if they weren't in such hurry to somehow release the game and be done with it, causing Aliens: Colonial Marines being a chaos in spaceship Sulaco. Hadn't it for their sloppy development, the game could've been a lot better than it turned out. Meanwhile, FoxNext is developing an Alien shooter game for PC and consoles. Publisher Dark Horse Comics is also adapting unused Alien 3 screenplay by William Gibson into a five-part comic-book series.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Player Beats Fallout: New Vegas on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

Hop in for a ride to Fallout: New Vegas as a fan beats the game in the most hardcore way you can think of!

A spin-off title of post-apocalyptic Fallout series, Fallout: New Vegas has a huge following even today who was anticipating for a sequel this year when Bethesda Softworks was actually teasing for their upcoming action role-playing game Fallout 76. Almost eight years have passed after it was launched and players are not yet tired making complete gameplay run of the game. However, we are here to talk about a fan that beats the game in the most unimaginable way possible.

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Fallout: New Vegas on Max Difficulty, Non-Lethal Run

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YouTuber Rheteam took a challenge for himself of beating the game on highest difficulty for non-lethal run, where he won't kill anyone or not take some serious damage to himself. He enabled permadeath and decided to do it without firing a gun but with a pair of boxing gloves to knock their socks off if encountered. Also, he did not take any companion for this personal quest, which took him to a series of episodic videos length over an hour each, finally completed.

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Below is the final episode from Rheteam, where he finishes up all the sidequests on his self-imposed standard.




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Switching to boxing gloves instead of weapons was only to save his skin in cases of hostile confrontations. His S.P.E.C.I.A.L. system attributes were cleverly distributed as 10 Strength, 1 Perception, 10 Endurance, 1 Charisma, 10 Intelligence, 7 Agility and 1 Luck. Putting more emphasis on his agility, endurance and strength was carefully planned to boost his gloves during combat. In 13:24 of the clip, he thought he accidentally killed a Fiend while taking his weapon off.

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One other interesting aspect of this gameplay is that no NPCs were killed by him either. Well, he didn't do it himself but rather lured them into an area where his friendly NPCs will take care of the situation. One of the trickiest sidequests were Three-Card Bounty outside Camp McCarran, where three characters; Cook-Cook, Violet and Driver Nephi had to die in order to complete it and the player simply positioned them precisely against each other so that they all were victims of friendly fire.

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Rheteam presumably used a mod to enable both hardcore mode and permadeath before beginning this journey. Since Fallout: New Vegas was designed to be flexible enough to make it possible for anyone interested to avoid killing, Rheteam just amped up the bar up a node to test his skills. Feast your eyes with a masterful gameplay run of the game if you are a fan of the game try to come up with some more difficult way to make another amazing wasteland trek.

Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

Bethesda director Todd Howard says that, they only make Skyrim ports because fans are still buying it.

It's been seven years that action role-playing game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim from Bethesda Softworks has been released and players are still so passionate about the game even today. Keeping that in mind, publisher Bethesda is also releasing the game on various ports every now and then. There are running jokes among fans on them doing ports for Skyrim and game director Todd Howard simply suggested them to stop playing the game if they want all these ports.

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Bethesda Director Responds to Skyrim Port Jokes

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Originally, TESV was released back in November 11, 2011 for PC, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Then in 2013, a Legendary Edition containing all DLC and a remastered Special Edition in 2016 was launched. The latest in the line of ports for Skyrim has made available for Amazon Echo after it was ported to Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, VR and Xbox One. When they dropped a commercial starring Keegan-Michael Keys playing it on the device, many have thought of it as a spoof.

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Turns out, this parody trailer released at E3 2018 press conference from Bethesda titled "Very Special Edition" is very real and can be played on Amazon’s Alexa.




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Recently, company director Todd Howard is awarded as "Industry Legend" at the annual Gamelab event in Barcelona for his contribution on Fallout and The Elder Scrolls series. Afterwards in an interview with Geoff Keighley, he states their reason for regularly making ports for Skyrim, which is simply because fans keep buying the game over and over. He made a valid point with that comment because TESV remains to be the most popular among the franchise till date.

"Even now, the amount of people who play Skyrim seven years later; millions of people every month are playing that game. That's why we keep releasing it. If you want us to stop releasing it, stop buying it."

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Skyrim offer players to assume the role of Dragonborn, a mortal man with the soul and power of a dragon, who is destined to save humanity from a fabled black dragon named Alduin. A massive open world environment is up for exploring during the quest and may compelling RPG elements increases replay value for the title. Although The Elder Scrolls VI has been teased during E3, it is still in early development phase and ain't coming anytime soon.

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Reportedly, TESV: Skyrim is listed as one of the games on Steam with most concurrent number of players alongside titles like Civilization V, Payday 2 and Rocket League, amassing more than 50,000 players simultaneously. Todd wants the worlds of Bethesda to be sustainable as long as he is here and since the game still sells, releasing newer ports isn't that bad of an idea. Maybe gamers are simply worried thinking that re-releasing an old game probably burns out creative energy of developers.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games For July 2018

PlayStation Plus free games lineup has picked up Heavy Rain and Absolver for the month of July 2018.

Hope you are not too carried away from the announcements of exclusive games for PlayStation 4 during E3 2018 press conference, because June has come to an end and we are back again with news of new free games for PlayStation Plus members. You have been treated with turn-based strategy game XCOM 2 from Firaxis Games and platform-racing game Trials Fusion from Ubisoft. Both of these titles are fan-favorite and we are now heading towards the next lineup of free games for July 2018.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For July 2018

Our first game for the month of July is Heavy Rain, which is action-adventure focused game from Quantic Dream and Sony Computer Entertainment. Players take the role of protagonist Ethan Mars, who was stuck into a coma for six-month after his Jason died in a car accident. Blaming himself for the death of his son, he goes through twists and turns of intense psychological trauma and he goes after the Origami Killer after his other son Shaun is kidnapped by him.

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Heavy Rain on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next we have an action role-playing game Absolver from Sloclap and Devolver Digital. Basically this one is an extreme fighting game that allows players free-roaming in an open world. You can put on a customizable mask on your character named Prospect and get into a brawl against a fighter for a PvP or PvE experience. Not only can you make combos out of your strikes, your opponent will drop loot after being defeated. So, keep fighting, evolve your style, unlock armor to eventually become an Absolver peacekeeper.

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Absolver on PlayStation Plus Free Games

We have some more from PlayStation Plus free games lineup for the month of July 2018 and let's take a swift glance at the list below.

  • Rayman 3 HD (PlayStation 3)
  • Deception IV: The Nightmare Princess (PlayStation 3)
  • Space Overlords (PlayStation Vita)
  • Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma (PlayStation Vita)

There is a special PlayStation Now promotion going on that we would love to share with you today. Currently, PS Plus members can get 3 months of PlayStation Now access for $29.99 only whether they just joins or simply extends their paid subscription. Normally a membership on PS Now would cost you $44.99 for 3 months but you are getting a great reduction here. Plus, it will let you access over 650 games on PS4, PS3, and PS2 for a very lower price. There you have it and we will be back with more news of free games on Sony consoles for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

The Last of Us Hits 17 Million Sales

Sony Interactive Entertainment has sold more than 17 million copies of The Last of Us game on PS3 and PS4.

With everyone hyping over developer Naughty Dog's upcoming action-adventure survival horror game The Last of Us Part II with its amazing gameplay reveal at E3 2018, the studio reminded us why they’re making a sequel to the critically acclaimed original. On the 5th anniversary of The Last of Us' release, their official Twitter account revealed that publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment have sold over 17 million copies of the game till April 2018 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

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The Last of Us Hits 17 Million Sales

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Although, they had the data regarding units sold to their hands back in April, the studio probably waited for the fifth anniversary of the game’s debut to come and then make it public. The game was released on June 14, 2013 for PS3 and 13 months after it came out, Sony has already sold 7 million copies of it. A PS4 version, The Last of Us Remastered is released on July 2014, which saw 1 million units sold in just a month and mounted a total of 8 million copies of the game.



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It terms of sales, The Last of Us had a pretty good run by selling nearly close to 10 million copies in a year after it saw release. When the game was ported to PlayStation 4, it saw another surge on stores for the game. It became so popular that Sony even announced a new PlayStation 4 bundle that offered The Last of Us Remastered with it back in 2015. Game director Neil Druckmann surely did an awesome job creating a compelling story of Joel and Ellie's unforgettable journey in such a dark and gritty world.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games For June 2018

XCOM 2 and Trials Fusion are picked up for PlayStation Plus free games lineup in June 2018.

We are already five months past 2018 and PlayStation Plus subscribers have played some wonderful games for free; courtesy of Sony Entertainment. In May, we played interactive drama action-adventure Beyond: Two Souls and platform video game Rayman Legends from Ubisoft. Both of the games were pretty good regarding their own category and we are now eager to know the next lineup of free games for June 2018.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For June 2018

Our first pick for June 2018 will be XCOM 2, a turn-based strategy game from Firaxis Games and 2K Games. The story of the game revolves around an alien invasion where Earth has lost the fight and many have surrendered to the invaders. XCOM forces are now only a memory of distant past as many of them have either left or submitted. You play it to reestablish order once again by defeating the aliens. This one is a sequel to XCOM: Enemy Unknown and set 20 years after the events of its predecessor.

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XCOM 2 on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Then we have platform-racing game Trials Fusion from Trials series by RedLynx and Ubisoft. If racing games are what goes your heart pump in excitement, then you may have picked just the right one. Trials players are always trying to top track record set by others using their skills. Based on a futuristic setting, the game is praised for controls, graphics and level design in overall. Aside from solo adventures, you can race with your friends or in tournaments for some competition.

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Trials Fusion on PlayStation Plus Free Games

We have some more from PlayStation Plus free games lineup for the month of June 2018 and let's take a quick look at the list below.

  • Zombie Driver HD (PlayStation 3)
  • Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier (PlayStation 3)
  • Atomic Ninjas (PlayStation Vita)
  • Squares (PlayStation Vita)

PlayStation 3 owners get to enjoy both Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Future Soldier and Zombie Driver HD. The former is a tactical shooter which is actually a futuristic take on Ghost Recon series by Red Storm Entertainment. The latter is a vehicular combat game for brutally slaying zombies in different vehicles from Exor Studios. Those having a PlayStation Vita get to play Atomic Ninjas and Squares for free. We are about done for now and will be back with news on more free games on Sony consoles for you.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

PlayStation Plus Free Games For May 2018

One quarter of the year 2018 is just gone like that and Sony Entertainment is back with new free games for their PlayStation Plus subscribers. We got our dose of action-adventure with Mad Max and felt a bit of rush with racing game TrackMania Turbo last month. Both of them were fun and since May is almost upon us, we expect new games, which is exactly what we are going to get like always. So, brace yourselves and take a look at the overall list of free games.

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PlayStation Plus Free Games For May 2018

Our first pick for May 2018 will be an interactive drama action-adventure Beyond: Two Souls from developer Quantic Dream and publisher Sony Computer Entertainment. These are the same guys who are bringing upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game Detroit: Become Human. The story of the game revolves around young Jodie Holmes, who had a psychic link with a supernaturally powerful entity named Aiden since birth. Soon, Department of Paranormal Activity gets involved, which builds the psychological action thriller atmosphere of the game.

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Beyond: Two Souls on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Next up, we got platform video game Rayman Legends from Ubisoft as the fifth mainline release from Rayman series. There is a four-player co-op and online challenge mode, making this a game for all ages and a worthy addition to your collection. Rayman and friends are back after a century to save the day from Bubble Dreamer's nightmares. Except for debuting on Nintendo Switch, the game was released on almost every platform available out there following a 2013 release.

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Rayman Legends on PlayStation Plus Free Games

Other than what else is on the menu for the month of May 2018, let's take a quick glance at the additional lineup for of free games on PlayStation Plus for May 2018.

  • Risen 3: Titan Lords (PlayStation 3)
  • Eat Them! (PlayStation 3)
  • King Oddball, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4)
  • Furmins (PlayStation Vita)

That's just about everything we had for this month from the May 2018 line from PlayStation Plus. Also, don't forget that all members have an exclusive offer for them and that applies for all new subscribers and the existing ones. You can save 10% on monthly subscription fee for Spotify Premium, if you just sign up from your PlayStation 4. That's a great way of getting unlimited music and having gaming experience at the same time.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Capcom x Sega Humble Bundle for PlayStation

Capcom and SEGA brings wide variety of titles and discounts on great games like Dead Rising 4 and Yakuza 0 while giving to charity.

Publisher Capcom and SEGA have banded together to deliver us an offer that is hard to refuse for any gamer. The Humble Capcom x Sega Bundle is full of PlayStation games for some really enthusiast players Sony console. They got some pretty good selection of games from almost all popular genres and next to free, this is the most tempting it could get. On Humble Bundle's official page, you will find this exclusive offer which will run till May 8th at 11 AM PT.

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Capcom x Sega Humble Bundle for PlayStation

Whether you crave for arcade action, or fan of tactical RPG and even if you like to spook yourself with some survival horror, this bundle got you covered. A plethora of games to choose from, you can even spend this spring season playing those. You will be happy to know that a certain share of the promotional sales will go to charity like American Red Cross, Save the Children, reverserett.org or another of your choice. So, feel proud being a part of this great initiative and get on board.

There are a couple of tiers to divide the games to make it easy to pick up from for everyone. The Humble Capcom x Sega Bundle starts with as low as $1 and then gradually rises to $15, so that more people can join in for some good time and serve a great cause at the same time. Everybody wins!

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Experience some wild frantic race on your PlayStation 3 with Crazy Taxi if racing games are your preferred category or become photojournalist Frank West to uncover a zombie outbreak in Willamette, Colorado on Dead Rising for PlayStation 4. For PlayStation Vita, this pack got puzzle platformer Dustforce or Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz. The latter has local and Online Multi-player support.

  • Crazy Taxi (PlayStation 3)
  • Dead Rising (PlayStation 4)
  • Dustforce (PlayStation Vita)
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz (PlayStation Vita)

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Survival Horror on Capcom x Sega Humble Bundle

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This row reeks of fear as it has the most prominent survival horror titles from both publishers that either takes you to the void of space or into a haunted location. Luckily, Alien: Isolation, Resident Evil HD Remaster and Resident Evil Code: Veronica X is all playable on PlayStation 4. You can bring adventures from 8-bit era with six of Mega Man titles from Mega Man Legacy Collection on the same platform as well. Binary Domain and Sonic Generations are both for PlayStation 3.

  • Alien: Isolation (PlayStation 4)
  • Binary Domain (PlayStation 3)
  • Mega Man Legacy Collection (PlayStation 4)
  • Resident Evil (PlayStation 4)
  • Resident Evil Code: Veronica X (PlayStation 4)
  • Sonic Generations (PlayStation 3)

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Aside from the games mentioned above in this tier, you are also getting coupons that will 50% off for Dead Rising 4 Frank’s Big Package and Yakuza 0 for PlayStation 4. Plus, get another 40% off on Resident Evil 7 Gold Edition and Valkyria Revolution for the same platform.

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The final two games of the bundle come for Sony's latest console and one of them is open world survival horror, while the other is tactical role-playing game. In Dead Rising 2, you start off as Chuck Greene in another outbreak taken place years after the original game and fights to save his daughter. Next one is a classic example of a remaster done right and Valkyria Chronicles Remastered come with pre-loaded DLC and brand new trophies.

  • Dead Rising 2 (PlayStation 4)
  • Valkyria Chronicles Remastered (PlayStation 4)

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Another very important friendly reminder would be to tell you people that this exclusive bundle is only available on PlayStation Network’s North America regions, which include Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, United States and Uruguay.

If you own a PlayStation console and have a knack for some classic hit titles, then this is currently a great offer for you without a doubt. Besides, you are also contributing to a greater cause. The way we see it, "Beat The Average" tier actually beats everything the bundle is giving up so far. Not only you are getting some very good games for your bucks but also getting discount on more titles that you can cash in now or later. Since we are on a clock, we suggest you hurry up and get it sooner than you intended.