Showing posts with label Season Pass. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Season Pass. Show all posts

Thursday, March 12, 2020

NASCAR Heat 4, Overwatch and Verdun on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings NASCAR Heat 4, Overwatch and Verdun for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Back again for a new week, Xbox Free Play Days event brings a new lineup of games for all members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate monthly services to enjoy on their Xbox One consoles for this weekend.

Use your membership right now to sign in at Microsoft Store from March 12, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT to download and play NASCAR Heat 4, Overwatch and Verdun for free until March 15, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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NASCAR Heat 4, Overwatch and Verdun on Xbox Free Play Days

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Despite having some shortcomings with online features, racing simulation game NASCAR Heat 4 returns as a grand improvement of its predecessor titles from developer Monster Games, with many of its old mechanics reworked.

Players are allowed to join an existing team or start a new one as a solo driver to earn contracts and build a reputation in exciting career mode. You can literally take all of its collection of cars to drive on any tracks except for dirt courses.

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A pioneer in hero shooter genre, Overwatch lets you choose from a vast roster of character that are armed with extraordinary powers and advanced weapons to engage in team-based combat against each other on futuristic locations.

Based on 1916 event Battle of Verdun, squad-based shooter title Verdun takes you back gritty landscape of World War I to play four different game modes; Attrition, Frontlines, Rifle Deathmatch and Squad Defense in Europe.

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If you end up liking what you've been playing all weekend and want to keep that up, simply purchase these titles at a limited time exclusive member discount to carry over your in-game achievements, progress and Gamerscore.

For starters, Verdun Standard Edition is offering 50% off on its regular price and is coming dirt cheap for $10 only. NASCAR Heat 4 Gold Edition can be yours at 30% less and is bundled with a Season Pass for complete experience.

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Void Edge Revealed

Operation Void Edge free update for tactical shooter title Rainbow Six Siege is about to go live on test servers.

After a tease back in February 10, developer/publisher Ubisoft has revealed Operation Void Edge free update today for online tactical shooter game Rainbow Six Siege before wrapping up its fourth season during Six Invitational 2020.

Siege will include two brand-new Operators, gameplay updates, rework of Oregon map and more in upcoming Year 5 Season 1 content. Void Edge will go live on test servers from February 17, 2020 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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Rainbow Six Siege: Operation Void Edge Revealed

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Ubisoft has rolled out a trailer for R6 Siege highlighting gameplay mechanics and other details of new Operators.




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Dutch descendant Iana is a new Attacker in Team Rainbow and a systems engineering specialist. She is a normal-speed, medium-armor Rainbow agent who primarily wields ARX 200 or G36C assault rifle and creates holograms to deceive enemies.

Using her Gemini Replicator gadget, she makes holographic copy that really can't do any harm but creates confusion among rival team. However, her lifelike deceptions are of less use while facing Operators like Bandit, Kaid, Maestro and Mute.

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Also joining in is a new Defender from GIGR regiment named Oryx, who is a Jordanian powerhouse of brute strength. Using his unique Remah Dash ability, he can easily smash barricades and walls that have no reinforcements.

Oryx usually carries a SPAS-12 shotgun and MP5 assault rifle when he is not busy ramming into other Operators. His dash attack is pretty intimidating against shield-bearing Operators like Blitz, Fuze, Montagne, Recruit and Tachanka.

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Attacking Operator Ash gets to dress up as original Lara Croft in first Elite set on launch of recent season.




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Operation Void Edge will add Tomb Raider gadget skin, headgear, uniform and victory animation for Ash in Year 5 Season 1 first Elite set. Her breaching rounds firing M120 CREM, G36C and R4-C assault rifle gets makeover as well.

Her dual wield position from the trailer maybe part of her Lara Croft victory pose for now but you may expect that ability to be introduced in future. This is a first ever intercompany character skin crossover from Ubisoft with another publisher.

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Ash Elite Set: Lara Croft

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Oregon map has gone through some renovation before latest season starts with new access points and open spaces. Its big office tower now connects with kitchen corridor upon removal of an exterior door in dining hall bombsite.

These two new Operators will become available on Operation Void Edge launch day for Year 5 Pass owners of Rainbow Six Siege. Players on all platforms can also unlock Iana and Oryx only a week later spending R6 credits or Renown.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Metro Exodus Coming to Steam

Metro Exodus will be returning to Steam very soon after a year of timed exclusivity at Epic Games Store.

Shortly before its worldwide release, first-person shooter Metro Exodus was snagged by Epic Games Store for PC platform, leaving Steam. Though all pre-orders were fulfilled, Epic Games was heavily bashed by series fans for this shady move.

Even developer 4A Games and publisher Deep Silver faced heavy backlash from PC gaming community. A year later, that timed exclusivity period is finally coming to an end as the game will return to Steam on February 15, 2020.

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Metro Exodus Coming to Steam

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In a divisive move of bait and switch, this title was one of the most-anticipated games that became exclusive to Epic Store. Those games are expected to show up in other storefronts over time once their signed deal expires eventually.

In a query of customers, official Twitter account for Metro Exodus has revealed that Windows PC version will not arrive on GOG anytime soon and many are speculating that it has something to do with their DRM-free policy.

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Both Standard and Gold Edition of the game is currently available at 40% off on Epic Games Store until February 14, 2020. Also don't forget to pick up Expansion Pass or additional DLC pack "The Two Colonels" for 25% discount.

Metro Exodus is third installment of Metro series, continuing from story of Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light. Although Steam has not yet listed its retail price yet, its first DLC and Expansion Pass are available for purchase.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

PUBG Season 6 for Consoles Live Now

Prepare to drop in new map Karakin as Season 6 of PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is live now on PS4 and Xbox One.

Revolutionizing battle royale genre in past few years as a pioneer, online multiplayer shooter title PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds by developer/publisher PUBG Corporation has come a long way and looking forward to go bigger.

Players were readying up for something new after a holiday season and 2020 is seem to start with a bang. Already out on PC platform, PUBG Season 6 is going live today on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One consoles alongside Update 6.1.

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PUBG Season 6 for Consoles Live Now

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One of their latest additions is brand-new map Karakin, which is a relatively smaller map for fast-paced extreme combat. Set within a North African island, it covers a tiny area of 2 square kilometers land full of rocky surroundings.

Once you enter purple circle in the mini map, newest hazard Black Zone will go off with a siren to demolish buildings and compounds. People who love to hide and camp in empty houses won't want to stay there longer after hearing it.

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Brand-New Map Karakin

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Though some structures will still remain intact, they will not be very a good choice for shelter when you hear that siren. However, this could be a whole new experience for many in PUBG of fighting though ruins of wrecked buildings.

To blow up floors and walls in some cases, players can now use sticky bombs and go guns blazing on unsuspecting enemies. These explosive little beauties can help you find out a few hidden areas as well by creating a giant hole.

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Motor Glider Vehicle

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Aside from danger spots and throwable charges, Update 6.1 to include Motor Gliders to help take the firefight above land. Currently out for Erangel, Miramar and Sanhok map, this craft can carry two passengers high in the air.

There is Survivor Pass: Shakedown to unlock all Season 6 character and weapon skins right away. You can of course take on challenges without a Season Pass to earn in-game rewards through playing and exploring Karakin.

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Premium Pass bundled with DLC packs will cost 1,000 G-coin via in-game store and is only available until April 21, 2020. Also, gear up faster with purchase of level packs during ongoing season from Microsoft and PlayStation Store.

Although not making much of a buzz these days, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds is still going strong and steady. Recent wave of content and features indicates that PUBG is more determined than ever to retain its intensity.

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Nioh 2 Story Trailer

Koei Tecmo and Team Ninja unleashes mysterious horrors of Dark Realm in epic new story trailer for Nioh 2.

Though technically a sequel by order of its release, upcoming PlayStation 4-exclusive action role-playing game Nioh 2 is set before the events of its 2017 predecessor title Nioh and serves as a prequel in terms of story premise.

Fans are now ready to get on board with this samurai adventure following an Open Beta from last year. Only months away from launch on March 13, 2020, a brand-new story trailer is dropped as well as post-launch DLC roadmap.

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Nioh 2 Story Trailer

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Witness the unforgettable journey of a renowned Yokai hunter of feudal Japan in latest story trailer for Nioh 2.




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During Sengoku period of war-torn Japan in 1555, entire nation has been plunged into chaos by forces of demons known as Yokai. These devilish spirits are deadly harbingers of mayhem that mercilessly prey on their helpless victims.

To end their reign of terror among innocents, a rogue mercenary took it upon himself to hunt them down in Mino Province. This lone hero bears a dark secret of being a half-breed himself, possessing both human and Yokai blood.

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A War-Torn Realm

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Cast out from society for his origin, he minds his own business and during one of his battles with a fiendish monster, he loses control. A near inevitable calamity is then prevented by a by a wandering merchant named Toukichiro.

It appears that he trades in mysterious "Spirit Stones" of magical power that allows its wielder to speak with Yokai spirits. Gaining control over his demonic persona, these two embarks a journey to collect more stones for using later.

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Yokai Huntswoman Mumyo

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Their valiant quest is funded by a prominent warlord and joined by a Yokai huntswoman named Mumyo when they face an unknown adversary. They took sanctuary in Owari Province and ended up serving the great Oda Nobunaga.

Plans for post-launch roadmap include three DLC and Season Pass by developer studios Team Ninja. Each of these releases will focus on a different storyline with new characters, abilities, weapons, several main and sub-missions.

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Nioh 2 Pre-Order Bonus

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All three DLC packs are bundled within Digital Deluxe Edition, which is priced $79.99 only and currently available for early purchase. Players will be receiving a dynamic PS4 theme and premium in-game items pre-order bonus.

Nioh 2 Special Edition to add Demon Horde weapons, Kodama Netsuke charm and PSN avatar set aside from base game and Season Pass contents. It will also feature extra physical items like "The Art of Nioh 2" book and a slick Steelbook case.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Pokémon Direct January 2020

Latest Pokémon Direct livestream from Nintendo unveils some exciting news and updates for Pokémon fans.

Earlier this month, a leaked image of product listings from GameStop featuring upcoming Nintendo Switch games has led fans to believe that a Nintendo Direct video showcase is imminent, which turns out to be slightly true after all.

Shortly after this rumor starts flying around, Nintendo has officially confirmed that a new Pokémon Direct livestream is all set for January 9, 6:30 AM PT/9:30 AM EDT with some exciting new details on Pokémon franchise of games.

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Pokémon Direct January 2020

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Below is over 20-minutes long presentation from recent Direct by Nintendo that is focused on Pokémon related news.




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Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Rescue Team DX | Demo




Two classic Pokémon games of 2006 from Game Boy Advance and Nintendo DS are finally coming to Nintendo Switch after over a decade. Blue Rescue Team and Red Rescue Team are both being newly remade into one single title.

Although no extension of roster is offered, it will receive stunning new visuals as well as Mega Evolutions. Re-branded for a new generation of console, Rescue Team DX is scheduled to launch on March 6, 2020.

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Marked as most recent entry in Mystery Dungeon series since 2015, this remake title is scheduled to launch on March 6, 2020 and publisher Pokemon Company has already dropped a playable demo for this remake at Nintendo eShop.

No Pokémon from Galar region, nor any Dynamax or Gigantamax abilities are featured in its logo or promotional trailer. Rescue Team DX will be sending players off to compete with Pokémon rivals into random dungeons to fulfill missions.

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Pokémon Home | Nintendo Switch
Announced back in May 2019, Pokémon Home is a cloud-based storage system that would work with games like Pokémon Go, Pokémon: Let's Go! and Pokémon Sword/Shield, enabling players to store and transfer their Pokémon.

Nintendo is planning to make Pokémon Home their primary storage solution in future as a modern-day successor to Pokémon Bank app. It will let players trade between their friends either locally or anywhere in world via online.

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Aside from running on Switch systems, now people will also be able to access the app from Android and iOS mobile devices unlike Pokémon Bank system for 3DS platform that in past used to limit features to its own consoles only.

However, you cannot transfer your Pokémon to deposit or withdraw them for any older titles of the franchise. Set to arrive in February 2020, people are only allowed to transfer Pokémon into Sword and Shield through this cloud service.

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There was no release announcement on recent livestream other than Rescue Team DX and major parts of today's video showcase were largely focused on in-depth details of newly revealed Sword and Shield expansions.

Though many thought there will be a lot of discussion regarding Pokémon Home, it somewhat got a reference at the end of Pokémon Direct. Hopefully, Nintendo will let players know more about this storage solution ahead of its launch.

Thursday, January 2, 2020

DiRT Rally 2.0 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings DiRT Rally 2.0 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

On first week of 2020, Xbox Free Play Days event keeps rolling out new titles for members of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription services to enjoy over weekend on their Xbox One consoles for a limited time.

For this week, you can jump on board with DiRT Rally 2.0 from onwards Thursday, January 2, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT and play throughout weekly off days to your heart's content until January 5, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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DiRT Rally 2.0 on Xbox Free Play Days

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A racing game from developer/publisher Codemasters that is largely focused on rallying, DiRT Rally 2.0 takes inspiration from many aspects of its series predecessors and improves upon them for a cranked up experience for all.

It takes more of learn as you go on tracks approach for all players new and old, skipping on early tendency of tutorials. Whether you chose to plug a racing wheel or a pad, overall control nicely suits with in-game driving dynamics.

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Even when the weekend is finally over but you want to keep playing and having your progress carried on, simply purchase any of DiRT Rally 2.0 Standard Edition and Digital Deluxe Edition at a crazy 70% discount at Microsoft Store.

Or you could go after Super Deluxe Edition of the game that includes all content from four seasons like cars, events, exclusive liveries, locations and tracks along with base game, is available for 20% less than its usual $99.99 retail price.

Thursday, December 12, 2019

DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members to play DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI.

This weekend on Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are getting a chance to enjoy all three of DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on their Xbox One consoles to play for free until Sunday.

Starting from December 12, 8:00 AM PST/11:00 AM EDT, download and play any or all three of these titles throughout the whole weekly event using your membership and have fun until December 15, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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DayZ, Fallout 76 and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Though multiplayer survival game DayZ from developer/publisher Bohemia Interactive has zombies as primary threat, survivors can die from disease, lack of food, wildlife creatures or even fellow scavengers looking to get your loot.

Whether you decide to venture its open-world sandbox alone or in group, you are never safe and thanks to permadeath, all is lost once you die. No matter how many times you start over from scratch, your goal is to survive as long as you can.

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DayZ on Xbox Free Play Days

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Although online action role-playing game Fallout 76 failed to see a successful launch and was missing many promised aspects, developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks kept trying to bring it to a much playable state despite controversy.

F76 is still messy for many reasons and maybe constantly losing players but trying it on Free Play Days costs you no extra bucks. Plus, players on Xbox receive Double XP and free Santatron bot during this weekend with access to full game.

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Soulcalibur VI returned last year as a latest installment of weapons-based 3D fighting game series with iconic fighters and special guest characters like Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher franchise, looking for legendary Soul Swords.

Take epic challenge to face your opponents in battle using more than your brawling skills to prove your worth as a great warrior. There are a lot of new game mechanics to suit your style of fighting in a variety of game modes.

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Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Xbox Free Play Days event will let you carry over all your progress and keep playing upon purchase when this weekend comes to an end. Get DayZ Standard Edition at 40% reduction price and jump in for a hardcore survival experience.

Both Standard and Tricentennial Edition of Fallout 76 is currently available at Microsoft Store for 50% off rate. You can get a 65% discount Soulcalibur VI Standard and Deluxe Edition along with another 50% off on its Season Pass.