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Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 4 for Consoles Live Now

Fourth title update adds new areas, monsters, summer seasonal event and more to Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.

Enjoying an unparallel success to previous Monster Hunter titles, action role-playing game Monster Hunter: World from developer/publisher Capcom received an expansion titled Iceborne on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One last year.

Although slated for launch this May, a fourth major free update for Iceborne was delayed due to global pandemic of Coronavirus earlier and is finally going live today on PS4 and Xbox One consoles at July 8, 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM EDT.

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Monster Hunter World: Iceborne Title Update 4 for Consoles Live Now

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Capcom offers a brief glimpse into newest legendary dragon joining for Monster Hunter World: Iceborne.




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For past few months, Hunters of New World are waiting to get their hands on new armor, new events to take part in and monsters to slay. Latest free title update is adding new areas, items, monsters, quests and story content in MHW: Iceborne.

In latest patch, fabled "Blazing Black Dragon" Alatreon will pose threat to players a major threat due to its control over all natural elements. Among every known elder dragon, Alatreon sits above all and can switch elemental attributes at will.

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Alatreon Soars to Iceborne

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Gather around with your fellow Hunters, equip useful gears and get ready to work together in defeating Alatreon. During hunt, blight resistances, elemental resistances and your ready-wit will help keep calm in an ever-changing fight.

Alatreon changing its power is less of your concern compared to when the creature pulls an elemental shift, which releases a powerful shockwave called "Escaton Judgement" that easily takes down any max armored Hunters nearby.

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Escaton Judgement Shockwave

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Expect to acquire some powerful gear once you hunt down this legendary being and craft armor sets and weapons with Alatreon materials, unlocking Alatreon Divinity set bonus for your elemental resistance and damage for weapon.

Then hunt down Frostfang Barioth, a variant of common Barioth in limited time event quest titled "The Last White Knight". Be sure to grab ice resistance armor, hot drinks and Nullberries to repel its enhanced ice-based breath attacks.

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Sizzling Spice Fest Event

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Enjoy yourself by heading over to Seliana Gathering Hub and celebrate at summer seasonal event Sizzling Spice Fest to have feathers and meat dishes and monster-themed gears, starting from July 21, 5:00 PM PT/8:00 PM EDT to August 6.

Free title update 4 will arrive for Windows PC version of Monster Hunter World: Iceborne on a later date that Capcom has yet to announce. There will also be a fifth free update, scheduled to launch on fall 2020 with new monsters and more.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

Release date for Mafia: Definitive Edition is delayed to September 2020 due to Coronavirus outbreak.

After an accidental leak from Taiwan Digital Game Rating Committee revealed rating for Mafia II and Mafia III "Definitive Edition" back in April, an official trailer for remastered Mafia Trilogy came out, followed by August 2020 release window.

In May 2020, Definitive Edition for Mafia II and Mafia III were made available for major gaming platforms with Mafia: Definitive Edition set to arrive on August 28, which has now been delayed until September 25, due to COVID-19 outbreak.

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Mafia: Definitive Edition Delayed, Gameplay Reveal Coming Soon

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Amidst a global pandemic of Coronavirus, meeting any deadlines have become increasingly challenging for even big-name companies but developers are still committed to take time and deliver an updated experience they promised earlier.

People who were truly looking forward to first game of critically-acclaimed crime action-adventure trilogy of Mafia series for years will have to wait a little longer now but they can get a look at its improved gameplay by end of this month.

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In a recent post, official Twitter handle for Mafia games announced an unfortunate delay in development.


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Mafia: Definitive Edition dev team strongly believes that to stay true to their word and not sacrificing quality, a little delay is necessary. Players would surely be appreciative of a smooth experience rather than a rushed product with bugs.

Though games getting pushed back are nothing new in gaming industry, recent pandemic of COVID-19 has made it so common these days. Despite having some disappointment over this, fans tend to be understanding towards companies.

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Although release for Mafia Remastered is postponed, an extended gameplay will be revealed on July 22, 2020.




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In a growing trend of bringing back old classics, developer Hangar 13 and publisher 2K Games have attempted to revive original Mafia, retelling its story with advanced motion capture, enhanced visuals and gameplay improvements.

Mafia: Definitive Edition will launch for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on September 25, re-imagining iconic crime saga of protagonist Tommy Angelo getting full remake treatment with enhanced graphics, new scripts and much more.

Resident Evil 4 Remake May Not Reveal in 2020

Capcom reportedly will not reveal Resident Evil 4 Remake this year, according to reliable franchise leaker.

In a growing trend of modern-day remake of classic titles these days, developer/publisher Capcom has seen immense success with recent release of Resident Evil 2 Remake in 2019 and Resident Evil 3 Remake in earlier this year.

According to an early report, Capcom has greenlit development for Resident Evil 4 Remake at new Osaka-based developer studio M-Two but will not be revealed this year given their current focus on 2021 release of Resident Evil: Village.

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Resident Evil 4 Remake May Not Reveal in 2020

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Reputed industry leaker AestheticGamer1 has recently revealed on social media that RE4 Remake will not be ready for a showcase this year since its development phase is still on early stage with a set release window of 2022.

Capcom is said to have planned for a larger production unit for upcoming Resident Evil 4 Remake than they had in past for Resident Evil 2 and taken support from developers who worked on both Devil May Cry 5 and RE2 Remake.

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AestheticGamer1 has stated on Twitter lately that RE4 most probably won't be ready to reveal this year.


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AestheticGamer1 has become a very reliable source on Resident Evil series of games these days with his series of authentic leaks on Resident Evil 8 regarding Chris Redfield redesign, enemy types, release window, story setting and much more.

He reaffirms that Capcom is on board with RE4 and is already working on it but those who are expecting a reveal will be disappointed. Capcom is not ready to officially confirm Resident Evil 4 yet until they release Resident Evil: Village in 2021.

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Resident Evil 4 originally debuted on Nintendo GameCube back in 2005 as an action-horror game and met with worldwide acclaim as a staple to its genre before Capcom ported it to almost every existing gaming console system ever.

Resident Evil 4 Remake will reportedly have some gameplay changes and added story elements. Also, there could be a number of surprises that Capcom would want to hold off until a certain time prior to its rumored 2022 launch window.

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Footage Leaked

Ahead of UbiForward event next week, gameplay footage from Assassin's Creed Valhalla gets leaked online.

In late April, developer/publisher Ubisoft officially announces Assassin's Creed Valhalla, latest installment of Assassin's Creed action-adventure stealth game series for modern consoles and Windows PC, scheduled for holiday 2020 release.

Most recently, a 30 minute-long gameplay footage of AC Valhalla got leaked online that shows-off combat mechanics, open-world, story settings and much more, shortly ahead of upcoming Ubisoft Forward event set for July 12, 2020.

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Assassin's Creed Valhalla Gameplay Footage Leaked

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Although Ubisoft has taken quick attempts to take down these videos from YouTube swiftly using its copyright system, many other video sharing and social media platforms are passing the footage along, including Reddit and Streamable.

Ubisoft trying to take these videos down confirms that latest leaks are genuine and were meant to reveal on UbiForward event. However, video quality for leaked footage is not that impressive because they are not from an authorized source.

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Below is 30 minute gameplay of Assassin's Creed Valhalla that was leaked earlier and scrubbed from online.



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Given how the leaked video is labeled "WORK IN PROGRESS" only suggests that this probably some in-development footage and whatever Ubisoft is currently planning to show at their Forward event on July 12 is most likely to change.

Recent footage from Valhalla shows fierce Viking protagonist Eivor in action, repeating same formula of Assassin's Creed Origins and Odyssey. There are different paths to choose from as well as varied options for gears and skills in combat.

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Previously, Ubisoft offered a first look at Valhalla gameplay during Microsoft reveal event in May 2020 that was just an in-engine cinematic trailer and no gameplay at all, which has disappointed many of Assassin's Creed fan-base.

Ubisoft is expected to showcase brand-new Assassin's Creed Valhalla gameplay overview at UbiForward event next week. Fans can also look forward to a reveal trailer for long-rumored Far Cry 6 and get a glimpse at Watch Dogs: Legion.

Saturday, July 4, 2020

Back 4 Blood Reveals Concept Art

Turtle Rock Studios shares new concept art for upcoming co-op zombie shooter title Back 4 Blood on 4th of July.

Although fans are not going to get their hands on a sequel to Left 4 Dead 2 anytime soon, developer Turtle Rock Studios and publisher Warner Bros. Interactive announced a spiritual sequel titled Back 4 Blood back in March 2019.

Following initial announcement, Turtle Rock has remained somewhat quiet on social media for over a year and now shows off a piece of concept art for their upcoming co-operative zombie shooter game on Twitter, during Fourth of July.

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Back 4 Blood Reveals Concept Art

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Latest image shows remnant of a human settlement that seems like a sanctuary for survivors of a post-apocalyptic world. A few dead zombies are lying around its premises that are somewhat well-fortified with barricades and bunch of traps.

There will probably be some defense mechanism embedded within gameplay where players will be busy taking out hordes of zombies while well-placed traps will slow their incoming waves, much similar to how it works in World War Z.

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Turtle Rock offered a single concept art of Back 4 Blood on Twitter, teasing possible setting of their latest IP.


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Despite being inspired from Left 4 Dead franchise, latest work-in-progress may have a very different take on zombie shooter genre. Dev team of B4B is probably hard at work and will cook up a teaser trailer for release in near future.

Though development of Back 4 Blood begins for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms, Turtle Rock is likely have a cross-gen release. However, not only did they reveal very little about the game, an official release date is yet to be revealed.

Friday, July 3, 2020

The Last of Us 2 Voice Actress Gets Death Threats Online

Laura Bailey, voice actress for The Last of Us Part II character is getting death threats over her role of Abby.

Ever since major plot point of PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure title The Last of Us Part II was leaked online, developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment has been facing serious backlash from fan-community.

Upon launch, players start review-bombing TLoU2 on Metacritic and bashing its plot over at dedicated sub-Reddit. A small group of people took it too far by sending online death threats to Laura Bailey, voice actress for The Last of Us 2.

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The Last of Us 2 Voice Actress Gets Death Threats Online

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING CONTAINS POSSIBLE SPOILERS FOR UPCOMING THE LAST OF US PART II.

TLoU2 has created a massive rift among its fans that are divided over Naughty Dog's treatment of a fan-favorite character and entire plot. If killing off previous protagonist Joel Miller was not enough, they had to make his last moments miserable.

Many are pissed at newly introduced playable character Abby who is responsible for his death and for being forced to play as her. Their frustration has led online backlash towards Abby's voice Laura Bailey and she recently opens up about it.

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Bailey recently posted a couple of screenshots of her inbox on Twitter, publicly revealing multiple death threats and series of unending harassment directed at her over her portrayal of Abby, most hated character in The Last of Us Part 2.

Now getting angry towards a forcefully inserted character is somewhat understandable and common for gaming industry consumers but such egregious behavior towards anyone over a fictional video game property is not acceptable at all.

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Laura Bailey has posted a screenshot of threats she is receiving for The Last of Us 2 on social media lately.


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To spare uninitiated fans of The Last of Us II spoilers, Bailey redacted some parts of those messages and showed off how bunch of people got worked up by a role she played that they threat her with harm and even death upon her.

People who are harassing Laura Bailey really need to learn to separate fiction and reality to avoid cases like this to spare actors who had nothing to do with a characters' actions in-game other than simple portrayal and leave her alone.

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Jocelyn Mettler, who is a former Naughty Dog employee and served as face model for Abby didn't receive any abusive threats. She worked as a support visual effects artist for Uncharted: The Lost Legacy and now works at Beyond-FX.

Thankfully, many fans came to show support for her on Twitter, which she acknowledged in a reply Tweet. The Last of Us Part II has seemingly made people forget that Laura Bailey is just an actor who played her part and not Abby in real life.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Sony Reaches Out Reviewer Over The Last of Us 2 Criticisms

Vice reporter was reached out by Sony representative over his critical review of The Last of Us Part II.

As expected, PlayStation 4-exclusive action-adventure game The Last of Us Part II from developer Naughty Dog and publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment made a strong opening by selling over 4 million copies in three days.

Generally, majority of news outlets had nothing but praise for The Last of Us Part 2, except a few who were a bit critical of its execution. In a weird follow-up move, Sony has reached out to one of these reviewers over some criticism.

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Sony Reaches Out Reviewer Over The Last of Us 2 Criticisms

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Sony representative contacted Rob Zacny of Vice regarding his statement of Naught Dog has attempted to repeat with what they already have shown in their previous games and TLoU2 character motivation weren't much compelling.

Zacny was told that his conclusions were somewhat unfair and he dismissed few meaningful changes. Though their exchange was pleasant but it was very unusual for a publisher like Sony to reach out about a review they didn't quite liked.

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Sometime big-name publishers can reach out to individuals for sure but contacting someone for their criticism over a particular game is totally unheard of, especially when that title has become the fastest-selling first-party PS4-exclusive ever.

Naughty Dog and Sony were also very selective about which outlet will get The Last of Us II review copies, most probably because of many outlets reporting on alleged "Crunch Culture" to call out their unfair treatment of all employees.

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Though many reviewers have given The Last of Us 2 a perfect review score, many fans were pretty disappointed with how Naughty Dog has chose to end this saga with death of a beloved character and review-bombed it on Metacritic.

Even game director Neil Druckmann has admitted that The Last of Us Part II is bound to create disagreement among fans. People can always disagree and debate but that often turns into ugly fight whenever it comes to a popular fandom.

Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

CD Projekt Red has scrapped wall-running gameplay feature for Cyberpunk 2077 due to design reasons.

Even after a series of delays, upcoming role-playing game Cyberpunk 2077 remains one of the most-anticipated releases of developer/publisher CD Projekt Red for this year on Google Stadia, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

CDPR has teased a bunch of gameplay aspects of CP2077 in a recent Night City Wire broadcast stream and there was a wall-running feature previously shown in a demo that seem to have been removed from current build of the game.

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Cyberpunk 2077 Removes Wall-Running Feature

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Following recent gameplay showcase, some players noticed that some core mechanics like driving and shooting feels more off. While newly introduced Braindance mode seemed really impressive, one particular element got cut out.

It was revealed during a recent interview with Cyberpunk 2077 level designer Max Pears that player characters will not have the ability to run on walls as indicated in early videos and it has since been removed due to "design reasons".

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An extended gameplay reveal video from Gamescom 2018 showed mercenary V putting wall-running ability into use. Pears states, although vertical traversal is now removed, players will still have plenty of flexibility in your movement.

Cyberpunk 2077 is currently set to arrive on November 17, 2020 for all current-gen consoles and Windows PC. A free backward compatibility upgrade for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be released by CD Projekt Red this holiday season.

Crysis Remastered Delayed Due to Poor Fan Reaction

Scheduled gameplay reveal for Crysis Remastered has been delayed because of poor fan-reaction.

A few months back, developer/publisher Crytek announced long-anticipated Crysis Remastered for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One shortly after it was leaked online though Cookie Policy page of their official website.

Crytek planned to showcase a gameplay trailer on July 1, 2020, which also got leaked via a product listing page on Microsoft Store ahead of reveal and has now been delayed due to disappointed fan-reception over its poor visuals.

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Crysis Remastered Delayed Due to Poor Fan Reaction

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Crysis Remastered was about to release on July 23, 2020 but following initial fan reactions on social media, both its gameplay reveal and launch date has now been pushed back for at least a few weeks to deliver higher-quality of graphics.

Crysis fans were promised a number of updates like art assets improved graphics, lighting and more in upcoming remaster. Postponing release on all platforms, Crytek will be using this extra time to better polish the game for PC and consoles.

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Crysis originally released back in 2007 for Windows PC and immediately set high standard of graphics for many AAA-video games. Many mid-tier PCs out there would fail to even run this game and only some really high-end ones could.

Crysis Remastered releasing on modern consoles will pave a path of series revival for Crytek and a new audience group will get a chance to experience this decades old technical wonder, including players on Nintendo Switch handheld.