Showing posts with label Real-Time Strategy. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Real-Time Strategy. Show all posts

Thursday, March 5, 2020

Offworld Trading Company and GoNNER Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store offers PC version of Offworld Trading Company and GoNNER for free giveaway this week.

Another new week to get some free games for PC platform on digital distribution storefront Epic Games Store arrives; a courtesy of Epic Games and two new games have been added today for giveaway to all as it was announced earlier.

Joining this week on Epic Store are real-time strategy game Offworld Trading Company and roguelike 2D latformer title GoNNER. Anyone with a free account on store can claim them both before March 12, 7:00 PM PT/10:00 PM EDT.

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Offworld Trading Company and GoNNER Free on Epic Games Store Now

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An RTS title inspired from Civilization IV with a sci-fi premise, Offworld lets players become corporate giants of Earth and takes them to Mars. Your goal is to dominate economy of space colonization industry and make a great fortune.

Aside from its procedurally-generated roguelike elements, GoNNER by developer Art in Heart and publisher Raw Fury has a reputation of being tough. It centers on a journey of an altruistic Ikk and his friendship with a giant whale named Sally.

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Because of currently having a pending rating of Offworld on PC and containing violence, Epic Games had to add a second title that everyone could enjoy and wouldn't be locked out for someone due to their in-store Parental Controls feature.

Epic Store has planned off to giveaway a total of three games, which are Anodyne 2: Return to Dust, A Short Hike and Mutazione next week. These titles will become available on March 12 on EGS and will be up for grabs until March 19, 2020.

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Shadow Tactics Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is giving out free copy of Shadow Tactics for PC on tenth day of 12 days of free games giveaway.

Earlier this month, Epic Games announced a 12 days of free games giving on their digital storefront Epic Games Store over PC platform for anyone interested to get a new title each day until yearend alongside annual Holiday Sale of 2019.

Epic Store has brought real-time tactics game Shadow Tactics: Blades of the Shogun from developer Mimimi Games and publisher Daedalic Entertainment to their lineup for freebie giveaway that will be available for another 24 hours.

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Shadow Tactics Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Players initially control a diverse group of remarkable warriors, all versed in a different skill to wage war against any force. Together, they are lead by samurai Oshiro Mugen to eradicate a sudden uprising of a warlord named Kage-sama.

Set in Edo period of Japan, Shadow Tactics is focused on stealth-based gameplay that borrows elements form popular series like Commandos and Desperados, where you pay attention to a number of key-factors to complete objectives.

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Aside from sneaking up on places for most part, sometime you need to let loose of your blade as well. Despite having some camera issues, the game does great storytelling and gives each character a solid back-story with proper lines.

It was pretty hard to guess what Epic Games Store had planned for today until it was revealed after some delay due to technical difficulties and given their teaser image for what comes next, it may likely be The Talos Principle for tomorrow.

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Bad North Free on Epic Games Store Now

Epic Games Store is currently offering PC version of Bad North: Jotunn Edition for free giveaway of this week.

As we are slowly coming to an end of 2019 and also perhaps to a giveaway custom that Epic Games started last year during launch of their digital distribution outlet Epic Games Store, offering free PC games for players on the platform.

For their latest freebie title, Bad North: Jotunn Edition is picked up and currently available to claim forever. Anyone with a free account can simply head over to EGS and add it to collection before November 21, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

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Bad North Free on Epic Games Store Now

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Designed to teach you hard decisions at war, Bad North is a Viking-themed real-time strategy game with roguelite elements that received a PC version release last year from developer Plausible Concept and publisher Raw Fury.

Despite its apparent simple outlook, you are going to have a tough time keeping your island safe and defend from invading forces. Placing your troops and evacuating lands will require making constant tactful decisions at all times.

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Though often time players can become a threat to enemies, it is unwise not to be prepared for a counter from other side. Your soldiers will engage and navigate by themselves but if they lose a commander for your misstep, everything is lost.

For their next week of free game offer, Epic Store has 2013 classic platformer Rayman Legends, which is the latest installment of Rayman series by developer/publisher Ubisoft, coming to their storefront on November 21, 2019.

Friday, November 15, 2019

Company of Heroes 2 Free on Steam Now

Sega celebrates Company of Heroes 2 World Championship 2019 finals by offering PC version for free on Steam.

Set during World War II era of events, real-time strategy game Company of Heroes 2 from developer Relic Entertainment and publisher Sega is currently free to download on PC platform throughout an entire weekend.

You can head over to CoH2 store page on Steam right away to download a copy for free anytime before the promotional offer eventually ends on November 17, 10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM EDT and then have it on your library forever.

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Company of Heroes 2 Free on Steam Now

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After this free weekend giveaway period is over, you will still be able to purchase the title at 75% price off until November 24. Alongside its base game, entire series of major DLC packs will be available under that same deep discount.

Players can also get a free copy of Victory at Stalingrad mission pack DLC when they simply sign up for official newsletter. This is a great starting point for anyone looking to get into CoH2 and get an extra free content as a bonus.

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Relic and Sega has been giving up this follow-up sequel to CoH as a freebie for past few years and if you somehow missed to catch it before, this is your limited time window this year to grab a copy within next forty-eight hours.

Company of Heroes 2 is hosting World Championship 2019 finals now where best players from around world are competing against each other for a $20,000 prize pool and interested parties can watch these professionals play live on Twitch.

Friday, November 1, 2019

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Expansion Announced

Blizzard announces Shadowlands expansion for fantasy MMORPG title World of Warcraft at BlizzCon 2019.

During opening celebrations event at BlizzCon 2019, developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment has announced upcoming Shadowlands expansion for massively multiplayer online role-playing game World of Warcraft.

Despite being fastest-selling WoW expansion, Battle for Azeroth failed to keep up hype, probably because of recently launched WoW Classic but Blizzard plans on bringing more content update for their players anyway.

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World of Warcraft: Shadowlands Expansion Announced

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In a newly released cinematic trailer, Blizzard builds up premise of Shadowlands, next chapter in WoW lore.




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Sylvanas Windrunner walks up to Icecrown citadel to confront Lich King Bolvar Fordragon sitting on his Frozen Throne. Realizing her intent, the lord of Scourge led all of his forces after Banshee Queen who has broke free of his control.

Sylvanas successfully takes them all down and eventually brought Bolvar down on his knees before defeating him and break his Helm of Domination, opening a portal to realm of life and death to unleash its nightmarish horrors.

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Shadowlands, Realm of Death

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Battle for Azeroth allowed players a level cap of 120 that many could reach to but rather than going any further, WoW will be capping levels at 60 and everyone currently at max level will start their journey of Shadowlands from level 50.

This action is to ease up leveling process and make players feel rewarded for ongoing progress. Instead of going over all sorts of different content, you can simply play up Mists of Pandaria expansion as a newcomer and go to level 50.

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Though a huge chunk of player community is busy playing WoW Classic mode these days, Blizzard is still keen to add more content update each year ever since it was released and has a considerable size of player base even this day.

Therefore, revelation of Shadowlands was nothing sort of a surprise as WoW has been dropping hints for its next expansion for some time. Ahead of BlizzCon 2019, a leak from Blizzard gear store has showed glimpse of new Lich King, Bolvar.

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On top of upcoming gameplay overhaul, a new continent will come to play as well as NPC factions to join up. Realm of Death is not linked to physical plane like Kul Tiras or Zandalar from past expansions, so it may take a weird route.

Shadowlands has always been a part of World of Warcraft lore outside of physical universe from its very beginning as this is where players go after death but its dark realm has never been merged with Azeroth, up until now.

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There is Tower of the Damned for class-specific challenges, which will play out in roguelike fashion. Now that Bolvar is dethroned, every race can have a Death Knight and Banshee Sylvanas may appear as a raid boss.

World of Warcraft: Shadowlands expansion is currently available to pre-order and is scheduled for a 2020 release window. Blizzard will have a zone restricted for new players only where they can learn the basics before entering world of Azeroth.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Command & Conquer Remastered Announced

EA announces to remaster Tiberian Dawn and Red Alert from classic real-time strategy game series Command & Conquer.

Back in the 90's developer/publisher Electronic Arts managed to garner a dedicated fan-base for classic real-time strategy game series Command & Conquer. These games continue to influence the genre in modern days even after more than two decades.

Apparently, they intent to bring the series back to PC once again and this new initiative adds the 4K remaster for the titles. EA has partnered up with Petroglyph Games for the project, who previously worked on Guardians of Graxia and Star Wars: Empire at War.

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Command & Conquer Remastered Announced

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Petroglyph houses some of the former developers from Westwood Studios, the original studio that worked on the initial C&C titles. Lead Programmer Joe Bostic was the co-creator of both Command & Conquer: Red Alert and Command & Conquer: Tiberian Dawn.

When Westwood was falling, the studio was bought out by EA but that didn't help the franchise anyway. The series saw a bit change but after a series of disappointment, C&C was shelved. E3 2018 saw a revival of games with the announcement of Command & Conquer: Rivals.

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However, Rivals is a mobile strategy game Android and iOS that gamers didn't expect or wanted and thus, failed to get the traction EA was hoping to get. So, players can now look up to the Red Alert and Tiberian Dawn getting remastered for a change.

Both of these titles will come in a single remastered collection with three expansion pack Covert Ops, Counterstrike and Aftermath included in it. Don't expect to get your hands on it anytime soon as the development process hasn’t even started yet.

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The reason for announcing the project way before they development is that Electronic Arts was skeptical if they can remain faithful to the original experiences and waited for the right support for this remaster initiative for the past few months.

In recent time, publishers like Capcom and SEGA has found success by remastering some of their old classics. So, it is quite understandable when EA would join the race as well to make a quick buck from their old work.

Saturday, November 3, 2018

World of Warcraft: Lost Honor – Cinematic

Battle for Azeroth had Saurfang of Horde captured by Alliance but now he returns to fight for a different side.

The newest expansion of World of Warcraft, Battle for Azeroth has upstaged an epic conflict between two major factions, Alliance and Horde that resulted in heavy damage on both sides but most importantly, Horde General Varok Saurfang was captured.

During the opening ceremony of their BlizzCon 2018 annual event, news and updates regarding upcoming patch for the game was discussed and new videos were dropped. One of these clips focuses on the disgraced Horde warrior and reflects on what is coming next.

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World of Warcraft: Lost Honor – Cinematic

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The cinematic trailer shows a confrontation between King Anduin Wrynn and his prisoner of war Varok Saurfang, regarding the allegiance to their people.




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In Battle for Lordaeron, Sylvanas Windrunner unleashed her genocidal fury upon both the Alliance and Horde, which equally scared everyone. As Alliance King Anduin look at their last few remaining soldiers wondering what they did wrong, he is reminded by Genn Greymane that he is doing everything he can to stop the Banshee Queen.

He then goes to the cell where Saurfang is currently kept and asked why he didn't kill Anduin when he had the chance in Lordaeron? The veteran points out that he could kill him now but he wants his old Horde back, which Sylvanas is destroying.

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Anduin asks him again why Anduin spared him and to which, the Orc simply states that he thought it would stop her but the Alliance King replies, he can't do it alone. He then left the gate open while his prisoner states at him.

Just like the Horde’s most honorable soldier was previously spared by him for his sense of honor, he spared the Alliance King in hopes that it would probably stop destroying everything that his people stood for throughout ages.

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Within the next few months, the newest patch "Tides of Vengeance" will release for World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth and players will witness how this new alliance between two honorable leaders changes the tide of battle.

The conflict of interest that has put Saurfang against his ruthless Warchief will surely have some grave ramification in the upcoming battle and maybe even led to something that he has been seeking for so long, if you know what we mean by that!

Friday, November 2, 2018

Warcraft 3: Reforged Announced

Blizzard Entertainment is bringing back their classic RTS title in an all-new HD remastered version as Warcraft 3: Reforged.

The question that arose back in February 2018 that whether developer/publisher Blizzard Entertainment will release a remastered version of their fantasy real-time strategy game Warcraft III is finally answered at BlizzCon 2018 today and we couldn't be happier.

During their opening ceremony, Blizzard took the stage to offer everyone a glimpse of their reworked version of the game, now branded as Warcraft III: Reforged and it simply recaptures the intensity when it was first launched back in 2002.

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Warcraft 3: Reforged Announced

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The official trailer below for WIII: Reforged opens up in a cinematic re-imagining the original conflict that the game was based on.




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The cinematic opens up with two soldiers from Human Alliance and the Orcish Horde were fighting each other to an exhausting end in the middle of a field. Skies were roaring and then the army of Burning Legion returns with a reign of fire.

One of those comet-like object falls near the warriors and an Infernal in a glowing fiery aura comes out of it as a common threat to the Human and Orc. Moments later, two of them fell to their demise battling the demon and their blood soaks the land.

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We encourage you to take a look at the gameplay trailer to witness how every aesthetic of Warcraft is remodeled and redesigned for a greater experience.




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Announced for a 2019 release, Reforged is based on the original Reign of Chaos and comes with its original expansion pack, The Frozen Throne. Aside from graphical upgrade, the remake is upgraded with an advanced UI and World Editor to support mods.

Every hero, unit, building and environment elements of the classic real-time strategy are being recreated and now they have 4K support. Players can choose from four races to take on over 62 missions taking place into various continents of the game.

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When Patch 1.29 update for the game was released, it introduced the 16:9 widescreen display support and hero balance tweaks. This was slightly unusual considering the last update that came for the game was over a year ago and then a long pause.

It also got an updated installer with changed interface then alongside other fan-favorite titles like Diablo II and StarCraft to make them compatible for modern systems. From then, speculations started to fly from fans about a Remastered Edition.

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Reforged With Better Graphics

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However, developers were actually updating the client so the players who owned the original title would be able to play with the new wave of Reforged owners. Blizzard is already open for pre-orders including a Spoils of War Edition of the game.

Most of the community member has been asking them for years to polish the game visuals without making any further change in gameplay. This actually made things easier for the company and helped them balance the game like StarCraft.

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Die-hard fans of the series had high hopes for getting an announcement for Warcraft IV though but still everyone appreciated the remake. Besides, Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos is what set the concepts for World of Warcraft lore in the first place.

So, regarding all the enthusiastic anticipation and respect it deserves from players, Reforged can very well turn out to be one of the biggest titles to come to Mac and PC in 2019 and it wouldn't be of any surprise if it does.