Showing posts with label Shooter. Show all posts
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Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tom Clancy's The Division Update 1.8 and Free Weekend

Ubisoft has just dropped the biggest free update for their online-only action role-playing video game Tom Clancy's The Division. With that update released, they have another promotional offer for this multiplayer shooter game. Update 1.8 is going by the name "Resistance", which is available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One now. It will add an extra area to the West Side Pier map, including Resistance and Skirmish modes.

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Tom Clancy's The Division Update 1.8 and Free Weekend

For short details of all the content that comes with Update 1.8, you can take a quick look at the launch trailer clip of it.




In Resistance, enemy teams will join up as teams to fight against you in waves, which is highly unlikely of them. You can firm up your defenses and a lot other stuff using resources dropped by your enemies once they are killed. So, the best you can do in a four members team is to try and stay alive for as long as you can. The changes are definitely made for good and the game is even better than it was before with the update.

Skirmish on the other hand is more like player versus player mode that is designed for two teams of four players engaged in killing each other while the clock is ticking. There is a social hub called Camp Clinton, which is almost similar to the main safe house Terminal. You can buy exotic weapons and new gears to even the odds of battlefield.

Now, along with this free update, there comes a free weekend of Tom Clancy's The Division, offering players to have a trial of the game followed by a sweet discount of 70% off on the whole package. Massive Entertainment and Ubisoft allows you to play The Division for free from December 7-10. The progress made during this period will be transferred to the main game if you choose to buy it following the free weekend.




Currently, the trial will only let you play for six hours, which might upset a lot of gamers but it also grants you access to all three DLC expansions; Underground, Survival and Last Stand. After releasing almost a year ago, The Division has finally rising once again from a slow running as the game have seen an all time increase of active users of 150% on daily basis, having a total of 9.5 million users right now. Hopefully, the numbers will rise following the free weekend experience for sure.

Sunday, December 3, 2017

DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

Developer Bohemia Interactive's open world survival video game DayZ has been in early access on Steam from 2013 and it has actually helped shape the popular Battle Royale game mode these days. For four years it is on early alpha testing and now, finally the game is leaving Steam Early Access on 2018. That means, DayZ will see a full-game release next year and Bohemia also confirmed that the game will also see its console release on the same year.

Although the developers expected to ship the game back in 2015 but couldn't make it but looks like they mean serious business this time. DayZ's early access period is not only one of the longest in the gaming history but also one of the most exhausting too. However, through a recent Blog Post, they have made known that since 2017 is an impossible target to reach, they will accomplish the goal next year.

DayZ Leaving Early Access in 2018

DayZ was meant to be for PC in the beginning but now we know that Bohemia is thinking of entering the world of consoles too, which by the way is a great initiative for the game. Initially, the game will be ported to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One but as the PS4 version still needs work to be done, we still have to wait for some solid dates on that as Bohemia Interactive works on fixing that in the mean time.

Considering another open world survival game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds heading to Xbox One, this steps are pretty huge for the studio. While the Beta and update 0.63 will turn into version 1.0 or a full game, it surely will not be the final product. Because, they are being realistic here and they simply lack the support they need for it right now.

The fast-paced gameplay and the thrill of survival are the key-elements which got the players hooked to DayZ. This experience comes in effect after hours of playing but on the other hand, modern day phenomenon like Fortnite or PUBG will make your heart racing with that feeling in a much shorter time. Nevertheless, DayZ is a game of its own right and it's nice that Bohemia is finally getting there. Now it sure is the time to get hyped for the community of gamers who are a fan of the game.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Doom VFR Out Now

If you fantasize about fighting against hordes of demons and blasting their brains off then Doom is surely your thing. But how about you take things up a bit with a VR controller in Doom VFR? Things will go boom for sure and you are gonna love it if you're not faint of heart. You will wield the Super Shotgun or the destructive BFG while almost feeling the weight of the weapon and have the most epic experience of Doom!

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Doom VFR Out Now

We are getting into the details of Doom VFR shortly after you take a quick look at what it offers to the players in this short clip below.




You will find yourself amidst a chaos which started as demons from Hell starts pouring out from a portal on the UAC Martian Research facility. All are dead but only you are left till they put the drop on you. There was a top-secret UAC operational contingency protocol which shifts your consciousness into another body in the base. This may seem like a teleportation movement in the base at times.

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Massacre Demons in VR

So, the bursting demonic skulls and shooting stuff into a virtual reality hell in Doom VFR is really something that will always bound to keep you on the edge of your seat. Though you are certainly outnumbered by the massive number of your enemies but you will never out of choice for a gun from your arsenal that will not satisfy you by blowing your demonic opponents to bits. The BFG, Heavy Assault Rifle and Plasma Rifle are only a few to name among them.

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Virtual Reality Hell

It doesn't take for a genius to know that in a first-person shooter game, you always got to keep moving as it is the key-part of your survival. Doom VFR is no different in this case as well. Plus, if you are using your trusty PS VR Aim controller, the accuracy of your aim to kill will give you some great demon-slaying satisfaction. Oh, there are five unique weapon mods to blow up those fiends back to the depth of Hell they came from.

Doom VFR is already out compatible with PlayStation VR and HTC Vive headsets for players to enjoy worldwide. While some might think that the game probably is just a VR version of the 2016's title it is actually much more than that. This one is a carefully crafted version to outfit the strength and weaknesses of VR and it's really worth your interest.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Destiny 2 Free Trial

Not any game is without its flaws and issues. First-person online multiplayer shooter Destiny 2 is not above them. Despite those, you can easily rank Destiny 2 as one of the best games of 2017. For that Bungie and Activision surely deserves some credit whether you admit it or not. Now, if you still haven't played the game, how'd you suppose to know how great the game is, right? Don't worry about that. We got something for you here.

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Destiny 2 Free Trial

Starting from November 28, Bungie is releasing a "Free Trail" for the game, so that you can try out and decide if you are willing to pay cold-hard cash for the goods. It's pretty exciting seeing the game is available for a free trial only mere months after its release and we surely aren't complaining.




In this trial, players are about to get access to play campaign missions on two of destinations; the European Dead Zone on Earth and the moon Titan. Crucible competitive multiplayer will also be open to explore but it will be limited to quickplay playlists only. You can join clans to earn more XP and also go solo if that is what you want. You are allowed to make character progression up to Level 7 out of 20. The great part about the trial is that it is available on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

RELATED: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC Announced

Just like every other free trial offer there is a discount offer and you get to transfer your progress to the full game if you decide to purchase the game in the end. Now, you should be very interested to purchase Destiny 2 during the free trial offer as it is giving you the best ever low-price deal of them all, which is just $26 regardless of your platform. Not even Black Friday or Cyber Monday offers of the year cannot beat that as the lowest rate that was offered for the game was $27.

RELATED: Destiny 2 McFarlane Figures First Look

You should keep in mind that the offer of discount deal following the free trial is only applicable for the actual game and not for special editions, or any other expansion pass. However, the offer from Bungie will be a big discount deal for PC version as the game will cost $39 on Battle.net.

RELATED: Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed

There was an event to livestream for the upcoming DLC "Curse of Osiris", scheduled to be released on December 5 but was later cancelled. Recently, a discovery of an unexplained XP scaling system was made by a player and when brought to light, Bungie has totally removed it from the game but then changed it back and now players need more XP to level up. Many have been speculating this as a ploy to make people purchases Bright Engrams in-game with real money while the official announcement over this still waits.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed

Have you been feeling like that you are not gaining as much XP as you should earn while playing Destiny 2? We feel you there, because you are not the only one facing this problem. A lot of players taking part in the Public Events are among the crowd that felt the same dilemma with gaining XP. Thankfully, the developer team behind this awesome multiplayer first-person shooter has also admitted that they have noticed it recently after pointing it out.

Bungie also released an "Official Statement" on their site regarding the issue.

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Destiny 2 XP Scaling System Removed

Seeing people's discomfort over the matter, Bungie has decided to shut down the previous system and now, players will see their XP earning rate as the game progresses all the time on the user interface. This way, they will know how much XP they are gaining against their activities on the go and it will be easy to decide if the procedure was up to mark. As soon as there will be any change or updates will be released, it will be officially announced.

RELATED: Destiny 2: Curse of Osiris DLC Announced

While this is more like a minor change, many are making a big deal out of it. You may ask, why is that? Here is why. Well, according to many, it might also turn out to be a ploy by the devs to make people some spend real cash in-game to make purchase for those Bright Engrams, which you can no longer earn fast by playing. Plus, most of us haven't still forgotten the huge controversy regarding loot boxes and micro-transaction system in Star Wars Battlefront II.

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Destiny 2 In-Game Currency

RELATED: Star Wars Battlefront II Micro-Transactions Outrage

Moreover, it wasn't something that everyone has easily noticed from the launch of Destiny 2. It took the keen-eyed observation of a dedicated Redditor to point out the issue and Bungie haven't take any steps deal with it from the very beginning until it was discovered by players. Doesn't that sound fishy to you since they are the ones who created the game and put it there in the first place?

RELATED: Bungie on Destiny 2 PC Bans

Bungie's Destiny 2 is already out worldwide and is now available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. The first expansion pack of the game, "Curse of Osiris" will be out on December 5 for all platforms.

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 DLC Announced

The developer team behind tactical shooter video game Rainbow Six Siege; Ubisoft wants to start off Year Three a little differently. So, they have just announced more content and additional support for the third year of the game's release. What we've been able to gather is that we are getting two new maps and one of the existing gets a makeover as well as eight new Operators. Moreover, the first-ever co-op event of the game will be launched. Are you feeling excited yet? We know, you are.

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Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 DLC Announced

"Operation Chimera" will be the highlight of Year Three, where two new operators will be introduced from France and Russia. There will also be a four weeks limited-time co-op event named Outbreak during Season 1 of Year Three, which will be accessible for those who own Rainbow Six Siege. This event is basically all about quarantine and biohazard. This event will also allow players the chance to win exclusive cosmetics collection.

In the four season duration, each time two new Operators will be brought in. Having special roles in Outbreak co-op, these two operators are very well equipped to handle biohazard situations and are also available for multiplayer. Now this actually seems like a zombie apocalypse setting, where you go out there to put a bullet at the targets to stop them from coming at you.

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Rainbow Six Siege Year 3 Roadmap

Not only the game is getting two brand-new maps of Year Three, Season 1 but one of the old one is totally being re-done with new artwork and level design. Following the first Season, the game will be taking a bit more usual approach in Season Two. Two of the new Operators joining the fight will be from Italy and so will be one of the maps. Season Three will mix things up by picking one from Delta Force and another one from Scotland Yard before Season Four recruits two from Morocco.

Rainbow Six Siege came out in December, 2015 and is available to play on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for all. Promising a twist in the event, brand manager Alex Remy nodded that they surely are up to something with Year Three and the Outbreak event. Who knows if they are thinking of starting something like Call of Duty: Nazi Zombies or not.

Star Wars Battlefront II Controversy Hurts EA Stock Price

Following the recent backlash from the dedicated fans over the micro-transaction system in the Star Wars Battlefront II game to unlock prominent characters of the series like Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader, Electronic Arts experiences drop on their stock price. It was EA DICE's attempt to reboot the Star Wars Battlefront franchise with the second title of the series but enraged players worldwide has bashed them over the social media platform of Reddit for their shady practices and progression system.

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Battlefront II Controversy Hurts EA Stock Price

RELATED: Reddit Bashed EA Over Battlefront II Loot Boxes

Plus, one of their insensitive response regarding “pride and accomplishment” toward the issue has set the whole fan-base ablaze, leading many people cancelling their pre-orders for Battlefront II and many sending refund requests to EA. Aside from that, where millions of people were eagerly waiting to get their hands on the game are now bashing the game and its publisher for such greedy approach.

RELATED: Star Wars Battlefront II Micro-Transactions Outrage

To bring the increasingly worse situation under control as soon as possible, Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger had to step up and make EA back out of their of pay-to-win practices. Lately, Disney was already having trouble with directors of their upcoming movies based on the Star Wars universe been quitting over creative differences with the studio every now and then, and having a hassle to get everything back on track.

RELATED: Emperor Palpatine Joins Star Wars Battlefront II

Plus, they have the release of Rian Johnson’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi right on the horizon and the studio clearly don't want to be involved in any other controversy regarding the franchise before the film comes out. EA had no other option but to comply as Disney owns both Lucasfilm and the rights to Star Wars. So, they announced that they are backing out of the plan of Battlefront II‘s micro-transactions.

RELATED: Star Wars Battlefront II Features Darth Vader

However, Disney's involvement in this issue was not the only thing that shook EA to the core. Recently, the record-setting negativity over Battlefront II also grabbed the attention of Wall Street investors and EA suffers a 2.5 percent drop at their stock price by Friday, November 17. This is also the day when Star Wars Battlefront II saw its release on the market and there is no denying that it affected them.

Star Wars Battlefront II is out now and available to play for all on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Since the game belongs to the Star Wars universe, it can still do well but developers need to make proper and permanent changes to the game before that. The idea of pay-to-win is sickening the video game market as big-time companies are getting more and more interested to it but the protest from the fans have showed that Battlefront II was meant for the Star Wars community, not to become another money making machine for EA.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands for Xbox One X

An Xbox One X enhancements update for Ubisoft's tactical shooter Ghost Recon Wildlands is released and it is about to improve your experience with the game. The biggest perk of the platforms' graphical superiority and a bunch of fixes are how the game is gonna get a lot better than it already is. With this update, loading time will be quick, Ghost War’s progression and UI gets fixed as well while the Ghost War menu lets you directly hit the store.

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Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands for Xbox One X

The team behind the update did not just enhanced Ghost Recon Wildlands for Xbox One X, if the improvement of anything in-game would've made the game better, they did it. You will see that for yourself when you notice the draw distances and better terrain representation. Anisotropic filtering was used to curve out the texture for your sight and distance also helps. Of course, all of it comes in a higher resolution with full HDR support.




Since Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is set in Bolivia, you cannot tell if it could be more realistic than this if you've never been there before. I guess you know what I meant here. If you have a few seconds to spare, you might even admire how lifelike this digital landscape of Bolivia really is. This is surely a technical home-run for the dev team dedicated for the Xbox One X enhancements update and being allied with Microsoft gave them access to every essential tool.

As you play the main campaign, Ghost War or the PvP mode in the dangerous open world, you will realize that this is the next level that you've been dreaming about for a long time. Because of all the tweaking, the surrounding environment is also very live and engaging. An issue with XP gain at the end of the match is fixed now and extensive use will no longer run out of ammo of helicopters.

Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Wildlands is already out on all the major platforms like PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for players to enjoy. Still, those who prefer to cherish superior graphical masterworks in their very own Xbox One X console, the update for Ghost Recon Wildlands could be a thing for them. Just saying.