Showing posts with label QuakeCon 2018. Show all posts
Showing posts with label QuakeCon 2018. Show all posts

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

RELATED: Fallout 76 to Stop PvP Bullying

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.

RELATED: Fallout 76 Was Teased in Fallout 4

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

RELATED: Fallout 76 C.A.M.P. Gameplay

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.

RELATED: Fallout 76 May Have Single Player Mode Later

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.

RELATED: Fallout 76 B.E.T.A. Starts in October

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.

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

RELATED: RAGE 2 Confirmed by Leaked Teaser

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.




RELATED: RAGE 2 Officially Announced

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.

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass Adds Doom and Rage

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.

RELATED: RAGE 2 Official Gameplay Trailer

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.

Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Doom Eternal is now confirmed to raise Hell on Nintendo Switch along with other versions of the game at launch.

While everyone was on board hype train waiting for the gameplay reveal of first-person shooter Doom Eternal at QuakeCon 2018, Bethesda Softworks surprisingly confirmed about the title coming to Nintendo Switch alongside on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One during their launch announcement. This only intensifies the excitement of the overjoyed fans and Switch owners a thousand fold with the thought of carrying "Hell on Earth" anywhere they go ad enjoy some good time slaying demons.

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Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

RELATED: Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

Panic Button, the company who successfully ported 2016's Doom and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus previously to Nintendo's next generation handheld console, are going to undertake this project considering their previous track record with porting high-end FPS games to Switch. To express their excitement, they just retweeted the original status official Twitter account for the game had published just to reassure things and for sake of fun! We sure appreciate their enthusiasm for the herculean task.



RELATED: Doom Eternal E3 Teaser

We are not sure if newly introduced features as taking control of demons and send them to sabotage another player’s campaign will be part of the port or not but that melee blade weapon or a mounted flamethrower on shoulder of Doom Slayer and a ton more new awesome guns included in the sequel alone will keep the fun intact. Plus, the change of surroundings brings a fresh vibe that gives you a feel of being at home or maybe whatever left of it after a demonic invasion.

RELATED: Doom on Switch Adds Motion Controls

Before Doom arriving on Switch in late 2017 the franchise has mostly been absent from Nintendo platforms and now its worthy successor is apparently going to follow the same path as well. Releasing the game right away with other platforms is quite a big deal since it is going to be one of the biggest upcoming hits. Announced back at E3 2018 press conference, Doom Eternal only revealed as much as a short teaser of Doomguy stepping over to take on an oncoming horde on Earth.

Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC Release Date

Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter expansion pack will be arriving on this August for both PC and consoles.

Even after a year from launch, massively multiplayer online role-playing game Elder Scrolls Online from ZeniMax Online Studios and Bethesda Softworks haven't decreased in size of its player-base. To show support to that dedication and in the spirit of QuakeCon 2018, the developer studio have announced a release date for their upcoming expansion pack for the game titled, Wolfhunter and it is now scheduled to launch on August 13 for PC, then August 28 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC Release Date

RELATED: Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

Check out the new trailer for Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC pack and what it offers to ESO players when it finally comes out.




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Wolfhunter will take players to a journey where they will be facing off against the antagonistic Prince Hircine and fighting packs of werewolves. Two new exciting dungeons; March of Sacrifices and Moon Hunter Keep are part of the expansion themed on Lycanthropy. As Hircine calls for a Great Hunt, a deadly clash between predators and prey broke in to receive his boon. ESO Plus members can get this DLC for free and the others can simply purchase from in-game Crown Store.

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Lord Hircine's Great Hunt

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Also, Update 19 is live now and is completely free for you to get an original Battlegrounds map Istirus Outpost. Aside from those regular classes and races the game features, the choice of becoming a vampire or a werewolf was also there. We already saw that The Elder Scrolls II: Daggerfall and The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind's expansion Bloodmoon has previously embraced the same premise in-game. A series of improvements that reflects on their combat and ferocity are included in the patch.

Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

The first gameplay reveal for Doom Eternal is shown in QuakeCon 2018 and it has some badass action to blow your mind.

Making an astounding reveal back at E3 2018 press conference, Doom Eternal came to light as the long-anticipated sequel to first-person action shooter game DOOM from 2026 by developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks. Series protagonist Doomguy has returned from his mission on Mars but his work is far from over, because demons are invading on this planet and has completely overrun it. Bethesda has just released a new reveal stream of the game at QuakeCon 2018.

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Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

RELATED: Doom Eternal E3 Teaser

Here goes the long-awaiting gameplay reveal of Doom Eternal and it is filled with non-stop FPS action to thump your heart once again.




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The trailer starts with a first-person perspective of DOOM Marine, who takes the helmet of his Praetor Suit in his hand and then wears it as his system is activated. He checks out his side-arm knife and loads his iconic double barreled shotgun before going into demon slaying action. He goes further to see outside from a tall building that Hell has been unleashed on Earth and demons are everywhere. Doom Slayer begins his ruthless onslaught on a nearby horde of demonic minions.

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

Alongside some new arsenal at the disposal of our hero, he will be facing some new menacing enemies as well. Even the Praetor Suit he wears received some upgrade and revision to make him more deadly. Classic enemies like Arachnotron, Mancubus, Pain elemental and Zombieman are re-created to treat the fans. Developers have worked hard on how your gunshot, kicks, punch, stabs or tearing them out will display on screen as gorier than ever. Also, have you noticed the gun with grappling hook?

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Doomguy is Back Again!

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One of the most interesting features of the game is that you can actually take control of a demon and send it to another player’s campaign to ruin his game or even team up in a Slayer-Hunting party with your enemies as well. Don't hold your breath wielding the crucible facing against the dreaded Hell Knight. Currently, Bethesda still hasn't revealed a release date for Doom Eternal but we know that it is going to launch on Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Xbox Game Pass Adds Doom and Rage

Celebrating QuakeCon 2018, Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass offers Doom and Rage to catch up to their sequels.

To celebrate QuakeCon 2018 and the recent gameplay reveal of upcoming first-person shooter Doom Eternal, Xbox Game Pass have added two other classic shooter title from publisher Bethesda Softworks this Friday morning. So, if you had some sort of excuse on you for not trying out these games, shake that off and take the ride to either a post-apocalyptic future in Rage or get into a demon-hunting business in Doom to prepare yourself for the attack of shooter sequels in foreseeable future.

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Xbox Game Pass Adds Doom and Rage

RELATED: Doom Eternal Gameplay Reveal

One thing these two titles have in common is that both of them have an upcoming sequel waiting for an official release date. Whereas Doom went on to become one of the greatest shooter that become a Game of the Year in 2016 according to many reviewer and definitely deserved another installment, the ending of Rage may have upset the players and many people were actually surprised knowing it is getting a sequel. Now they can probably get their answers or maybe not.

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Doom on Xbox Game Pass

RELATED: Rage 2 Official Gameplay Trailer

DOOM
In to draw energy from Hell, UAC facility have unwittingly unleashed the gates of a dimension that releases a swarm of demonic forces upon them and it is up to a veteran space marine known as Doom Slayer to mow down every enemy down his path. He is found imprisoned inside a sarcophagus by the demons for wrecking havoc on Hell and now he is back in action once again. This version of the game from 2016 is a re-imagination of the classic game that rebooted the franchise.

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Rage on Xbox Game Pass

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Rage
In a time when an asteroid has laid waste of Earth and game's lead character, a soldier named Nicholas Raine wakes up from a cryosleep to discover himself in a world of chaos, which no longer knew order. Players will go out in various quests, upgrade their vehicle to drive them in a Mad Max-esque wasteland and will often engage in gunfight with the oppressive gang of The Authority for survival. Since the game was a passion project for the developers, we believe it is worth your time to give it a shot.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 May Come to Steam

Under Microsoft’s subscription service of Xbox Game Pass, both Doom and Rage are available for its members! You have an active membership, you know that their library already contains more than 100 great games, which is always increasing but if you do not have one and was meaning to get one, then you can start your 14-day free trial right away and eventually get one to enjoy great title for one affordable monthly price.

Quake Champions Is Permanently Free-to-Play

id Software and Bethesda takes up stage at QuakeCon 2018 to announce Quake Champions free-to-play forever.

Developer id Software's effort to revamp Quake III Arena and bring out an expansion of Quake Live, first-person shooter title Quake Champions came to play on 2017 in Early Access of Steam after it came out of beta. Along with publisher Bethesda Softworks, they have announced the game to be free-to-play permanently today, at QuakeCon 2018. It was one of their long-running plans that the developers were keeping in mind for this title as a business model they want to follow in future.

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Quake Champions Is Permanently Free-to-Play

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Below is a new trailer for Quake Champions in spirit of QuakeCon and looking forward to the future of the game itself.




RELATED: Doom Eternal Comes to Nintendo Switch

Since gaming industry has changed a lot in past decade and people expects a lot from new games these days, the free-to-play version lets people participate right away with no strings attached and not putting their money on the line first hand. This way many interested players from around the world will be able to chip in easily and it is up to them if they want to unlock all the Champions as they continue playing by purchasing the Starter Pack or Champions Pack if they prefer.

RELATED: Elder Scrolls Online: Wolfhunter DLC Release Date

Born in the 90's, Quake franchise has pioneered fast-paced arena shooter genre and has evolved with time to become a true spectacle following its initial announcement in 2016. Aside from featuring known heroes from within the series, popular protagonists and other characters like B.J. Blazkowicz from Wolfenstein, Doomguy from Doom and most recently, Quake’s very own Death Knight joined the roster with all having distinctive abilities.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Doom Eternal E3 Teaser

Bethesda's E3 2018 press conference gave the devil its due by unveiling Doom Eternal, a sequel to 2016's rebooted title.

Many eager gamers have been waiting for a sequel to the best first-person shooter games ever made and we are talking about none other than 2016's Doom game from the newly rebooted series by developer id Software and publisher Bethesda Softworks. Eventually, the upcoming title from the franchise titled Doom Eternal was announced today by Bethesda during their E3 2018 conference and for starters, we have a brand-new teaser that is full of breath-taking action.

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Doom Eternal E3 Teaser

RELATED: Doom 2 May Be Announced at E3 2018

Prepare yourself for the ultimate ride with the devil in fiery land of dead as the gates of Hell are opening once again.




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As the teaser opens, what we can see is that a backdrop which does not seem like Mars but resembles much to Earth. Buildings are on fire, freakish creatures and monstrosities like Revenants are wandering around while the camera goes forward through debris. It's definitely Earth and demons from Hell has taken over and running rampant. We see a skull belonging to Baron of Hell, which is crushed by Doomguy only to face a horde of demons while he loads a double-barreled shotgun.

RELATED: Doom on Switch Adds Motion Controls

Back in April, Pete Hines of Bethesda cryptically hinted that Doom 2 may be announced at E3 2018 during an event at PAX East, so this doesn't come as a surprise to us. Reboot of Doom in 2016 was a re-imagining of the original game and most probably, the sequel will follow the second one, Doom II: Hell on Earth. Although there is no mention of "Hell on Earth" anywhere in upcoming sequel's title, the entire settings of demons reigning on Earth seem pretty reminiscent of that phrase.

RELATED: Doom's Nintendo Switch Release Date

Doom Eternal is expected to release on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but we don't have a release date in hand right now. Even though we haven't seen any new enemies yet, that cool shotgun is a hint that there will be new weapons. A gameplay live-stream will be held on August 10 during QuakeCon 2018 and we can certainly hope to get more details on the story as well as gameplay for sure. If they can keep up to the expectation of players and maintain excellence, the sequel could also be a critical and commercial success.