Showing posts with label Rockstar Games. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Rockstar Games. Show all posts

Friday, September 7, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Introduces Van der Linde Gang

Meet the renegade outlaws of Van der Linde Gang of Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar Games.

The launch for upcoming Western-themed action-adventure title Red Dead Redemption 2 from developer/publisher Rockstar Games on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One is nearing to us and aside from the three periodically released official trailers; we received a gameplay reveal last month.

Now, we got some detail regarding the Van der Linde Gang, which game protagonist Arthur Morgan is a part of and members of this posse are all introduced in new series of official character arts.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Introduces Van der Linde Gang

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We offer you a fresh look at the group of outlaws from Van der Linde Gang of RDR2 and a few details about themselves.

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Dutch Van der Linde Official Character Art

Dutch Van der Linde: The man running the very group of outlaws, Dutch presents himself as an idealistic leader figure among his peers and has a vision for the world to change it for better.

Though portrayed as a rogue by modern world, his gang members look up to him because of his charismatic persona and organized mindset.

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Arthur Morgan Official Character Art

Arthur Morgan: At a young age, Arthur was picked up and later became a right-hand man for Dutch as he pledged his loyalty for him.

Known to be ruthless, he has a code of honor of himself and knows how to keep his cool. The reason for him being so dependable is that he has no trust issues and knows how to always get the job done.

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John Marston Official Character Art

John Marston: Those who have played Red Dead Redemption and its expansion pack Undead Nightmare, knows good ol' John already.

He was orphaned by the time he was only eight and bumped into Dutch van der Linde at the age of twelve, who took the boy under his wings. He and Arthur are among Dutch’s most reliable guns in the gang.

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Sadie Adler Official Character Art

Sadie Adler: Upon losing her husband, Sadie seeks nothing except vengeance on the people responsible for the death of her husband. She is a keeper who will stop at nothing and not the one to screw around with, because she ain't afraid of anything or anybody.

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Micah Bell Official Character Art

Micah Bell: Nothing inspires Micah like some real action on the go and the outlaw title fits him quite right as he is a career criminal, who also serves as a hitman. From time to time he can be very unpredictable and if of wild nature.

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Charles Smith Official Character Art

Charles Smith: Joined the gang very recently, Charles is a decent guy who is a jack of all trades and knows how to win a fight. He has a Native American background and often likes to stay reserved within himself. Though honest, he can become very deadly if needed, which is why it is wise not to mess with him ever.

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Javier Escuella Official Character Art

Javier Escuella: This Mexican revolutionary from Nuevo Paraiso has an infamous reputation as a bounty hunter and he feels a connection with the ideals Dutch represents. Javier is committed to the cause this group is following and very loyal to his group.

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Bill Williamson Official Character Art

Bill Williamson: Bill had a history with the army but he was dishonorably discharged because of his bad temper. Despite his growing age, he does not back down from a fight and Dutch's Gang could surely use his potential. At this point, if you are already familiar with Dutch and Marston, you need not much introduction about him.

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Apparently, there are a total number of 23 characters in the whole game and this newly released lead character details in promotional arts adds more depth to the in-game storyline set on a massive open world.

Anticipations regarding the title are so high, that many are predicting that RDR2 will easily become the best selling game of the year upon releasing on October 26 for consoles. However, we still don't know whether or not Red Dead Redemption 2 will be on PC at some point.

Friday, August 17, 2018

Grand Theft Auto V 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 V 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 9, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Reveal

Feast you eyes with a brand-new official gameplay video of Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar Games.

After releasing their third official trailer and making an announcement on Collector’s Edition of upcoming Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 on June, 2018, players were eagerly waiting for developer/publisher Rockstar Games to reveal some new gameplay video to soothe their eyes. As they all eagerly wait for the game to come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, a brand-new gameplay featuring in-game footage release finally came out today.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Gameplay Reveal

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Below is the recently released official gameplay trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2 to grind your appetite for the title some more.

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Outlaw Arthur Morgan will follow a plot that took place before John Marston's story and the title actually serves as a prequel. Belonging to Van der Linde gang, he and his posse are forced to flee as federal agents and bounty hunters starts chasing their tails after a failed bank job in western town of Blackwater. He explores a new story and setting where his choices are going to affect how things will eventually play out for you. Gunning down people is not always the best option in RDR2.

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You move from one area to another and set up camp as your base, where the gang members will do chores and spend time. As part of an interactive open world experience and an honor system, you can either make new friends or pick up fights with people to turn them into enemies through your actions. Combat system is improved with tweaks on shooting and fighting to make it feel more realistic. When you go out for hunt, it can help keep the gang together with food and supplies.

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Interactive and Detailed Open World

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Just because the developer studio was so busy with their crown-jewel Grand Theft Auto V, they probably found getting back to the Old West hard enough. However, they eventually did and fans are really thankful for that. Rockstar Games' have been working to supply their fans the dose they wanted after RDR2 was delayed from fall 2017 to this year. This anticipating sequel of 2010's Red Dead Redemption is currently scheduled to release on October 26, 2018 for two major consoles.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector’s Edition Announced

Rockstar Games proudly announces Special Edition and Ultimate Edition of Red Dead Redemption 2.

Fans of original Red Dead Redemption rejoice as they are going to get a sequel of Western-themed action-adventure Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar Games later this year. While players are busy speculating how the game will turn out, details on Special Edition and Ultimate Edition as well as pre-order bonuses are just announced and we are here to talk about it. You will be glad to know that there are many contents and bonuses along with these versions of RDR2.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Collector’s Edition Announced

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Two new bonus DLC contents for story mode will be delivered to all pre-ordering customers. One of them is an iron-grey-colored War Horse from Ardennes to assist you in fights like a loyal companion. This one has boosted stamina in it that any other average steed out there and is suited for battle. The Outlaw Survival Kit is the other bonus content that is providing you items to regain health, Dead Eye and few other goods to take care of several other stat meters as you keep fighting.

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Digital Pre-Order Bonuses

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Digital Pre-Order Bonuses:
Aside from War Horse and Outlaw Survival Kit DLC, some added rewards are waiting for consumers placing digital pre-orders before July 31. The first one is Cash Bonus that is for use on story mode only to purchase foods, guns, ammunition and few other utilities. Arthur Morgan can really use this extra cash to get his supplies. Next thing you get is a Treasure Map, which leads you to secret treasure buried around the open world of RDR2 and this will give your protagonist an advantage in hunt.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 – Special Edition

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Red Dead Redemption 2: Special Edition
Exclusive contents are coming along with the Special Edition of this game and two special missions for story mode is most notable among all. In Bank Robbery Mission, Arthur decides to rob a bank with a few of his gang members. Gang Hideout is all about taking over a hideout that Del Lobos Gang has secured for them earlier and then loot out their stash. A Dappled Black Thoroughbred racehorse is yours to stay ahead of everyone. It has accelerated speed, saddle and everything.

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Then there is an Eagle Talon Talisman to increase environmental awareness and the Iguana Scale that helps him take less damage on horseback. Considering his bad-ass nature, the Nuevo Paraiso Gunslinger Outfit is a worthy fit for Arthur Morgan. Inspired from clothing of bandits and cowboys of south border, he looks dashing in those cowboy hat, denim chaps, indigo coat, leather gloves and boots. Your dead eye cores, health and stamina are taken care of with The Core Stat. Gain more cash from any robbery, a bunch of guns and get discounts on camp upgrades.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 – Ultimate Edition

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Red Dead Redemption 2: Ultimate Edition
Everything that has been offered to you for story mode of Special Edition comes with Ultimate Edition packed in a Steelbook case and two more additional bonuses. You will receive two exclusive bonus outfits for the character you are playing with. A Blackrose Bounty Hunter Outfit, which comes with oxblood-colored coat and a vest that has gold pocket watch chain. The Copperhead Enforcer Outfit is two gloves and a saddle-brown leather waistcoat. Both of these outfits come along with dark pants tucked into a pair of leather boots.

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You can customize your very own camp online with "Survivor Camp" theme for free and will have free access to Lancaster Varmint Rifle, Pump Action Shotgun and Volcanic Pistol. You won't have to pay any charges to Gunsmiths for using these additional weapons. Also, you can increase rank bonuses to go up to rank 25 faster than you normally can. The Black Chestnut Thoroughbred racehorse with a good looking saddle on it will give you an edge to outrun all your rivals.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 – Collector’s Box

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Red Dead Redemption 2: Collector’s Box
Players have to pick this one up from Rockstar Warehouse or select retailers around them. It comes with a load of exciting items. The first one being a collectible coin marked an American Buffalo in a magnetic holder. There is a 100-piece jigsaw puzzle, a stylish Six Shooter Bandana, a printed treasure map and a pin set. A deck of playing cards, a Rawson and Co. catalogue and 12 cigarette cards are added as well. All of these good stuffs except a copy of RDR2 come in a metal tithing box that looks like one of the in-game lockboxes, which comes with a lock & key.

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The standard edition of the game will cost you only $59.99, whereas you would pay $79.99 for Special Edition and the Ultimate Edition comes at the cost of whooping $99.99. You can get your hands on them by ordering online or take it to yourself to collect them from any retailers locally. The Collector’s Box is priced the same as Ultimate Edition but since it does not come along with a copy of a game, you will eventually have to get any of the three editions available for ordering.

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Everyone loves to have some options to pick up their favorite goodies and Rockstar Games made sure that you have plenty of options to choose from. This leaves room for hardcore fans to get some physical items while serious gamers will go for all those rewarding digital contents and in this way, everyone wins including the publisher. Open world action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 is all set to release on October 26, 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One worldwide.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Red Dead Redemption 2 Third Official Trailer

Rockstar Games returns with another bold vision of the Wild West with the official third trailer for Red Dead Redemption 2.

While everyone else is hyped with the newly released God of War rebooted title these days, many still believes that upcoming Western-themed action-adventure game Red Dead Redemption 2 from Rockstar Games will change the scenario in overall. We clearly don't see how that is going to work out because of the very different genre of these games but it does tell us that a lot of people are just waiting for the sequel to 2010's Red Dead Redemption from the same studio.

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Red Dead Redemption 2 Third Official Trailer

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With the release date set for October 26, 2018 and releasing two official trailers already, Rockstar just dropped the third one.

Set up on the Wild West era of America, Red Dead Redemption 2 is literally filled with outlaws running in the open, bold robberies and conflict of power. This is mostly a prequel story featuring protagonist character Arthur Morgan and the Van der Linde gang are back again, both running from law to evade capture or face death. It all began when one of their planned robberies in Blackwater goes wrong and now bounty hunters are also on their tails.

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Though we had a leaked gameplay clip of its predecessor title Red Dead Redemption on 4K update for Xbox One X, things were going pretty slowly for RDR2 so far regarding any news updates of the game. While playing the previous game is way fun with enhanced graphics, it surely did not quench our thirst for the second game. Most probably developers are too busy with their work to launch the saga of Old West in due time and the new trailer is worth all that waiting.

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2016 marked the first trailer drop for RDR2, then we got the second look at it last year and now here is the third installment. Despite the game title suggesting it to be a sequel, it actually comes into play as a prologue story to past events. Releasing worldwide on October 26, open-world action-adventure Red Dead Redemption 2 will be available to play on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Grand Theft Auto V is Most Profitable Entertainment Product Ever

Developer Rockstar Games' action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto V is always on discussion whether how awesome it is to players or how it creates controversies every now and then. This week, GTA 5 is announced as the most money-making entertainment product of all time. Meaning, Rockstar’s crown jewel has earned more bucks in overall than any other books, movies or video games out there from any given franchise.

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Grand Theft Auto 5 is Most Profitable Entertainment Product Ever

When the game was released on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 back in 2013, it initially became notorious for its violent contents but fans of the series loved it. Following year, GTA 5 made it to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles before it debuted on PC after another year in 2015. Since depicted violence in video game sells well, GTA 5 quickly gained recognition for being one of the most successful titles of the series regardless of how much criticism it got.

Whereas many games tend to die after a certain period, Grand Theft Auto 5 somehow managed to keep constant pace at the market and slowly climbed to top. Instead of burning out, GTA 5 always maintained to be on best seller listings. Despite many brand-new titles entering the competition, it never fell back too far in all these years but instead took back their rightful top spot in sales charts every once in a while, which made it one of the most-wanted games ever.

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Grand Theft Auto V Madness

If you look at those impressive numbers GTA 5 has bagged, you will be astound thinking what a giant it has become to overshadow every other media out there. This controversial single title has earned more than $6 billion in total by selling over 90 million copies till date. Movie phenomenon like Avatar, Harry Potter, Star Wars and Titanic has fall behind in line compared to its earning. Not even Call of Duty: Black Ops and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or any single game from Nintendo's Mario series comes any closer in terms of their selling units.

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Gang violence, misogynistic views towards women and many in-game torture scenes made it face harsh criticism for past five years. Even a lawsuit claim from Hollywood celebrity Lindsay Lohan (Freaky Friday, Mean Girls) for her likeness for a parody character named Lacey Jonas was filed but ultimately rejected by court. People who thought these aspects would sink the game have later came to realize that it actually fueled overall sales for Rockstar’s controversial title.

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Rockstar’s Controversial Title

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Truth is, the single player open world of the game is incredible and players really loved its online multiplayer mode. Now this is an aspect in any games that keeps steady numbers of fans hooked to a game and developer Rockstar Games made sure they do that by providing them regular supply of new contents. Even though some GTA-lovers may disagree on this one being the best GTA game of all time, it sure succeeded to outrun its predecessors and that is impossible to ignore.

We also cannot overlook the fact that this market supremacy of GTA 5 may come to an end sometime in the future if developers shift their interest in some other titles and prioritize their attention to new projects. Later this year, Rockstar will be releasing their Western-themed action-adventure Red Dead Redemption 2 and if it is able to successfully live up to the original game, then there is more business for studio. Still, keeping up with Grand Theft Auto 5 will be a wise idea as it can grind some more juice for the makers.

Friday, March 30, 2018

Lindsay Lohan’s Grand Theft Auto V Lawsuit Rejected

Problem celebrity Lindsay Lohan (Freaky Friday, Mean Girls)'s lawsuit against the developer studio of action-adventure video game Grand Theft Auto V; Take-Two Interactive has finally came to a conclusion. It was about unauthorized using of her likeness for a parody character in the game. Lohan’s civil claim regarding the issue about a game character "Lacey Jonas" against the developers finally ended in highest court of New York state.

Take-Two Interactive has developed the character of Lacey Jonas for the purpose of appearing only in Grand Theft Auto V in-game event called "Escape Paparazzi". According to her back-story, Jonas had an overnight rise to fame which made her a focus for media and sensational magazines. All of which are very similar to Lohan’s troubled personal life. Initially, portrait s of Lacey Jones was heavily featured on promotional art for GTA 5, box covers and discs.

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Lindsay Lohan’s Grand Theft Auto 5 Lawsuit Rejected

When she took the matter to court back in 2014, publisher Rockstar Games claimed it a total publicity stunt on her part. The court however, gave her a motion for a dismissal in 2016 after it was thrown out initially and then the case moved forward with her claim. Now this was quite a victory on her favor considering her notorious status as a public figure lately. A judge of New York Supreme Court ruled out against Lohan’s claim against Take-Two. On March 29, the state’s appellate division has publicly stated the decision by the Court of Appeals.

The subject in question was whether to take GTA 5 character Lacey Jonas as “portrait” of actress Lindsay Lohan under New York State’s privacy laws as she claimed that likeness of her portrait was featured in the promotional materials of the alleged title of Rockstar Games and they did it without her written consent of any kind. The ruling declared that "The portrayal of Lacey Jonas is a satirical depiction of a modern beach-going woman, which simply doesn't identifiable as complainant".

“The characterization of Lacey Jonas in GTA 5 was indistinct, satirical representations of the style, look, and persona of a modern, beach-going young woman that are not reasonably identifiable as plaintiff.”
Also in accords to Civil Rights Law sections 50 and 51, video character may bear resemblance to looks and persona from images or video footage. In other words, Lacey Jonas is not a direct portrayal of Lindsay Lohan, so she can't sue neither Take-Two Interactive nor Rockstar Games for it. Take-Two Interactive is a parent company for Rockstar Games, who are responsible for the creation of one of the best-selling video games of all time, Grand Theft Auto 5.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2018

2017 has been a great year for PC gamers and console gamers as there were tons of great games out in the market the whole year-long that kept the players busy in their seats. While players around the world was hyped with games like Call of Duty: WWII, Destiny 2, Horizon Zero Dawn, Super Mario Odyssey and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, many far greater titles were also announced and made headlines while left the bedazzled spectators in waiting for them to come out this year.

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Top 10 Most Anticipated Video Games of 2018

Yes, we are here now to talk about the most anticipated video game titles that people have been waiting for some time to drop in and chances are, you might find out some of your favorites among the list.

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1. Monster Hunter: World

1. Monster Hunter: World (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Capcom is bringing the biggest and the best version of Monster Hunter game with the latest title of the series, Monster Hunter: World. Gaining a massive fan-base from all over the world, the game has gotten players on the edge of their seats for some time and these days, the popularity of the Monster Hunter series is not only limited to Japan anymore.

Hunting ferocious monsters while wielding large weapons and crafting tough armor to save your skin has never been this much fun before. You may not start playing this game as a fan but it will soon turn you into one if you give it some time. Plus, it will give you the multiplayer experience that you've been yearning for years.

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2. Far Cry 5

2. Far Cry 5 (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Ubisoft's latest installment from the Far Cry series comes the newest sequel of the action-adventure first-person shooter; Far Cry 5. Since their last title of the series, Far Cry 4 was more of a close re-incarnation of the third game and they were chastised by the fans for it, Ubisoft has emphasized on bringing enough change to prevent that from happening again. The game has been delayed for several times now because of the recent unstable state in American politics to avoid unwanted issues.

This is the first time the game took its open-world to USA and you may expect a little less wildlife around this new location with rural setting. When the game comes out, your job is to deal with the doomsday cult of Hope County known as Eden's Gate, formed by a radical preacher named Joseph Seed. This new approach to the established franchise may just work fine but we have to wait some more to be sure about it completely.

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3. Red Dead Redemption 2

3. Red Dead Redemption 2 (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Looks like fans of the Western-themed action-adventure cannot just wait for the tie of 2018, when they will get their hands on Red Dead Redemption 2. Though very little to no significant details about the game are out yet but players who've played Red Dead Redemption and had a good time are already dying on anticipation for the sequel.

As outlaw Arthur Morgan, players will experience an extensive story campaign and possibilities are that there will be online features. For now, the game is only limited to console players only but who knows if developer Rockstar Studios have any future plans to release the game on PC or not! We can only hope and wait for that.

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4. God of War

4. God of War (PlayStation 4)
The first PlayStation exclusive game that entered the chart is Sony's newest release from the God of War series. Spartan warrior and a vengeful demigod Kratos returns to god-slaying business once again with the title simple called God of War. After slaying all the Greek gods, Olympians and Titans in previous installments, Kratos has set his sights on the gods of Norse myth. From the E3 press conference two years back, we haven't been able to gather too much of information about the game.

Since this one is a reboot on the original continuation after God of War III, some even regards it as God of War 4 as well. The game has largely revamped its gameplay and made major improvement on that part of simple hack n' slash it was mostly based on. Now that e is a father, his "rage meter" also constantly fluctuates during his quest. Perhaps, this new take on the game far from the original series may eventually bring it back to the glory it deserves.

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5. Sea of Thieves

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5. Sea of Thieves (PC, Xbox One)
Set on the heart of Caribbean, developer Rare's upcoming pirate-themed action-adventure cooperative multiplayer Sea of Thieves is one of the promising entry on the list even though many believes that it has the same potential of falling onto its face as it has the qualities of rising above all. Many “realistic” elements of the pirate culture are brought on board that players would enjoy with these marine outlaws.

If you hang out with the right crews then this loot-hunting multiplayer could be a great fun of your life. Whether you love to hunt for treasures or attack your rival crews, Sea of Thieves will never cease to entertain you. You can also customize your crews and cruise as you see fit before you set off exploring islands and caves. PlayStation 4 owners have to sit this one down for the moment as this one is only limited to PC and Xbox One right now.

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6. Crackdown 3

6. Crackdown 3 (PC, Xbox One)
With Sony releasing so many fan-favorites this year for their home console, Microsoft Studios had to bring something to the table and Crackdown 3 was their pick that actually made it to the top. An action-adventure game set in an advanced, futuristic Metropolis, this one is the third chapter of the franchise that is coming after nearly eight years of its predecessor and that was back in 2010.

This one is not a game where a back-story actually matters that much or anyone really cares, Crackdown 3 is all about the superhero-like protagonists of that world jumping and crushing stuffs from their surrounding open-world environment. Though the game will also be released on PC, it surely will make use of the features of Xbox One. So, you get onto a spree of destruction with your hands behind the wheel of these hi-tech Agents once the game comes out.

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7. Kingdom Hearts III

7. Kingdom Hearts III (PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
The last game that we ever played from Square Enix's Kingdom Hearts series was twelve years ago and in the mean time a handful of spin-off games and re-releases came out based on the original. Luckily, we are not having any of those and a full title is being released as Kingdom Hearts III. Donald, Goofy and Sora will be out in quest for the "guardians of light" to oppose the evil villain Master Xehanort.

The latest release will explore other classic worlds of Disney like Big Hero 6, Tangled and Toy Story. The protagonists of the story will have new abilities, improved combat system and five party members are now allowed to join for more epic battles. Unfortunately, the game is only meant for consoles and so PC gamers cannot seemingly take part in the adventure. With the release of Kingdom Hearts III, Disney and Square Enix is looking to make a sure score this year.

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8. Dragon Ball FighterZ

8. Dragon Ball FighterZ (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
Literally thousands of anime loving fans were blown out of their minds when they first learned of Dragon Ball FighterZ, a fighting game from Arc System Works and Bandai Namco. Usually, the latter company makes Dragon Ball based video game titles and Arc System taking over on such a project was a bit hard for many to digest. However, the end result is a true spectacles because they really get it right for the first time in never before, thus giving Marvel Vs. Capcom series a run for their money.

From the design to the fighting nature of the Dragon Ball universe, everything is so much accurate that it's nearly unbelievable. Popular characters of the series like Goku, Vegeta and the rest of the roster are going to be available for you to best your skills in a fight. While the game is 2.5D, everything is actually rendered in 3D and the end result looks exact anime-like. For this amazing feat, Arc System Works truly deserves our praise and we cannot see any reason why the game will not rule on all platforms.

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9. A Way Out

9. A Way Out (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
This one is almost certainly the only game in our list that actually kept heads down until E3 2017 and no one may have even heard about it ever. Other than the people who worked on the game, A Way Out from Hazelight Studios and Electronic Arts, none other was aware of the development. It is simply an action-adventure game from a third-person perspective, where you play through a split-screen and attempt for a prison break.

You will partner-up with another player whom you can randomly pick from online or you can just ask your best friend to play it with you. All you will be doing is try to escape from a prison where you two are kept in and the split-screen will give you a re-defined experience of co-op games. Critics are already in favor of this game and many players are already feeling hyped. So, let's see if this one actually makes it big upon debut.

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10. Anthem 

10. Anthem (PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One)
For the sake of the Anthem game project, Bioware and EA have literally killed the Mass Effect series and put all the money and effort intended for. Following the unexpected sales drop Mass Effect: Andromeda has suffered, the company decided to invest their resources somewhere else. The creators of Anthem were really pushed to create a better quality open-world for this game, which will not disappoint the players.

Whatever little peak the developers have shown us till date makes it look all promising as far as the hero flies wearing those cool Javelin exosuit concerns. Now, whether or not Anthem turns out to be a successful project for them is just a matter of time to find out. Good news is that the game comes to all consoles and PC, so everyone who is excited about it can at least try it out for once.

All the game that had the close potential to make it to the list is Detroit: Become Human, Days Gone, Metro: Exodus, The Last of Us Part II, Marvel’s Spider-Man, State of Decay 2 and Shenmue III. Being PlayStation exclusives and also two of the most prominent release of 2018, the exclusion of both The Last of Us Part II and Marvel’s Spider-Man seemed pretty abnormal considering how crazy fans were about the games and how much promising they are. Code Vein, Yoshi, Darksiders III, Metroid Prime 4 and Psychonauts 2 also couldn't get into the top 10 for some unknown reason or perhaps fans were less enthusiastic about them in real than we thought.

We were surprised the most when maestro Hideo Kojima's newest project, the upcoming Death Stranding video game did not make itself count either. However, we strongly believe if there were any disbelief or doubts among the fans about the game, they will be surprised to see how wrong they were once the game makes its debut.

Monday, March 14, 2016

Lindsay Lohan’s Grand Theft Auto V Lawsuit Goes Forward

New York Supreme Court judge rules that Lindsay Lohan's lawsuit against Grand Theft Auto V can move forward.

Popular action-adventure title Grand Theft Auto V from developer/publisher Rockstar Games is more than just a mere video game franchise. It is an embodiment and a collection of an entire genre of video games. The arrival of the game has been celebrated all over the world even after facing a setback in the survival of a motion to dismiss a lawsuit from actress Lindsay Lohan (Freaky Friday, Mean Girls) alleging the unauthorized use of her likeness to an in-game character Lacey Jonas.

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Lindsay Lohan’s Grand Theft Auto 5 Lawsuit Goes Forward

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Lindsay Dee Lohan in an American actress, businesswoman, fashion designer, singer and problem celebrity, who get in the news for all the wrong reasons. Born and raised in New York, came forward with the claims that a character named Lacey Jonas from GTA 5, is an animated version of her appearing in that game without her consent. The box cover, disc and other promotional art featuring this character in a bikini is also an unauthorized use of her animated self without her consent as Lohan claims.

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She also stated that there is a name rhyme between hers and the character in question, alleging that has been intertwined in the storyline is also a similarity to her as an actress with blonde hair, who fast rose to fame and had a checkered history as a public figure. So, presenting her likeness in a game is equal to use her appearance without her permission. Lohan lost another lawsuit against popular rapper Pitbull over a rap lyric previously from one of his hit song three years back.

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New York State Supreme Court judge Joan Kennedy has allowed the case to proceed against Take-Two Interactive, parent company to Rockstar Games without commenting on the merit of Lohan's claim. Kennedy also mentioned that Take-Two's defense that the images in question don't depict Lohan and resonating as works of satire could not be taken into consideration at this stage. The alleged party however, sees this lawsuit as a ridiculous attempt of a publicity stunt from the notorious actress, questioning its legal merits.

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One of the voice actors, Ned Luke, who portrayed protagonist Michael de Santa from GTA V has recently Tweeted out the following as a response towards the situation.

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So, the lawsuit against the hit open-world game survives the initial stage and Lindsay a partial victory in securing her civil rights. Former TV show actress Karen Gravano from Mob Wives have also went to court over the game claiming it has ripped off her image and life events while asking $40 million in total for overall damage. Released back in 2013, Grand Theft Auto V has already sold 60 million copies worldwide, holding the record for being one of the best-selling games in U.S.