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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

World War Z: Game of the Year Edition Announced, Coming to Switch

Saber Interactive announces Game of the Year Edition for World War Z and upcoming Nintendo Switch version.

Shortly after releasing co-op zombie shooter title World War Z last year, developer Saber Interactive got busy rolling out post-launch free DLC roadmap on a regular basis for PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Following recent acquisition of developer studio by Embracer Group, a Game of the Year Edition for WWZ is announced to arrive on May 5 and a Nintendo Switch version of the game is currently in works to be released later.

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World War Z: Game of the Year Edition Announced, Coming to Switch

RELATED: World War Z Horde Mode Z Update Live Now

World War Z: Game of the Year Edition would feature bunch of new contents including new location and three missions, all previously released character skin pack and weapon packs DLCs from Season Pass aide from full base game.

Latest PvE episode will take you to French city of Marseille to fight more hordes of infected there in three new missions. Though added in GOTY Edition, Marseilles episodes will become available very soon to purchase separately.

RELATED: World War Z First Gameplay Trailer

GOTY Edition grants you access to a year worth of content since release of WWZ, including cross-play support for PC and Xbox, enemies, Horde Mode Z, PvE missions, Six Skulls difficulty setting, weekly challenge mode and more.

Later this year, a free update will add a new playable class, equipped with abilities and unique skill tree. More plans on future content development will be revealed to player community by Saber Interactive in a roadmap over time.

City of Marseille

RELATED: World War Z Six Skulls Update Live Now

Saber has served as a support studio for Nintendo Switch version of The Witcher 3 earlier and are about to face an even bigger challenge of porting WWZ to Nintendo handheld, which will have swarms of enemies and players on-screen.

World War Z became one of the surprise hits of 2019 on launch and has amassed over 10 million players so far. WWZ: GOTY Edition will be priced only $49.99 for all available platforms and a Switch port release date is yet to be revealed.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Unlike past weekends, this one maybe a bit different since almost everyone is stuck at home to maintain social distancing. Xbox Free Play Days event has something to keep you company amidst a worldwide Coronavirus pandemic though.

So, head over to Microsoft Store from March 26, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT to download and play three brand-new exciting titles free for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate till March 29, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

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As a sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, online tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has debuted as latest Tom Clancy title that invites you to become a Ghost and take down a corrupt regime set in a remote South Pacific island.

Currently in Early Access, roguelike third-person shooter Risk of Rain 2 from developer Hopoo Games and publisher Gearbox Publishing is having an open season with its newly released Hidden Realms content update on Free Play Days.

RELATED: Sea of Thieves: Heart of Fire Update Live Now

If some old fashioned brawling is what gets you going, then you may check out Tekken 7, most recent and seventh mainline release of Tekken series that draws conclusion to long-running clan war between Mishima family members.

Xbox Free Play Days also lets you keep all your in-game achievements and progress when this weekly event is finally over and you can buy these titles at a great discounted price using your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership.

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For instance, you can grab either or all of Standard, Gold and Ultimate Edition for Breakpoint at 67% off right now. Also, grab GRB Year 1 Pass for 50% discount to unlock Spec Ops Forces Pack, three new classes and two new missions.

While you are at it, give RoR2 Standard Edition a try or purchase a bundle featuring two series titles in one for 40% price off. Any or both Standard and Ultimate Edition of Tekken 7 can be yours at 75% reduction than its usual worth.

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Wreckfest and Zombieland: Double Tap on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers Wreckfest and Zombieland: Double Tap for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

This weekend, Free Play Days event has returned as usual to serve all Xbox Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. A bunch of new titles have arrived that members can enjoy on Xbox One consoles for free through Sunday.

Hitting off the steam from January 23, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT, both Wreckfest and Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip are going to be available for download and play until January 26, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Wreckfest and Zombieland: Double Tap on Xbox Free Play Days

RELATED: Xbox Live Gold Free Games for January 2020

Devoid of typical racing game formula, developer Bugbear Entertainment and publisher THQ Nordic goes with a vehicle ramming contest in Wreckfest where you see real-life physics taking toll for breaking rules on a range of combative cars.

Taking motorsport games to an extreme level, you can have fun smashing steel in career, multiplayer and custom events mode. Winning is not everything here but surviving after epic crashes on dirt track in a combative race is.

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Riding back off a successful sequel of 2009 zombie comedy, Zombieland: Double Tap - Road Trip is a co-op shooter title from developer High Voltage Software and publisher GameMill Entertainment that is played in a top-down perspective.

Hop in with Columbus, Little Rock, Tallahassee, Wichita and more in a post-apocalyptic world taken over by an undead army. All you have to do to survive this global outbreak is to follow rules and use your arsenal of weapons wisely.

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Nearing closer to this weekly event, you can still keep playing these games to keep up all your in-game achievements and earned gamescores by simply purchasing them at a hefty discounted price using your membership.

Pick any of Standard and Deluxe Edition of Wreckfest up at 20% off or get Zombieland for a 40% lesser price. Whether you eventually decide to purchase them or not, at least give them a try when they are here for free before this Monday.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add Frostpunk, Tekken 7 and More

Kicking-off a new year on console and PC, Xbox Game Pass is adding new games like Frostpunk, FTL, Tekken 7 and more on January 2020.

Constantly adding value to their monthly subscription service, Xbox Game Pass has listed a new bunch of games to a jam-packed catalog for PC and Xbox One platforms for members to have a cheerful beginning in New Year of 2020.

If you are looking forward to try out some great new games and have a membership to Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate then you can jump on to some new arrival very soon in early January on your Microsoft consoles or PC.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Frostpunk, Tekken 7 and More

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Frostpunk | Console, PC, Ultimate
When world is suffering from a natural disaster of global cooling event, every decision you take to keep a group of survivors alive and infrastructure intact will determine your fate in city-building survival simulation game Frostpunk.

Players will explore frozen wastelands of a post-apocalyptic world in a great strategy title from developer/publisher 11 bit studios. To ensure people's survival and manage finite resources, you have to make some really hard choices.

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Frostpunk on Xbox Game Pass

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FTL: Faster Than Light | PC, Ultimate
To explore and save the galaxy through an interstellar journey on board a starship can be pretty intense in real-time strategy roguelike game FTL: Faster Than Light by indie developer/publisher Subset Games, which is played in top-down perspective.

Only a well-thought out plan will lead you to a successful voyage since there are no second chances. So, find a balance amid powering your ship, tactfully manage your crews, fire weapons and fighting back space rebels to achieve victory.

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FTL: Faster Than Light on Xbox Game Pass

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Console, Ultimate
Based on Sword Art Online anime series, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet came is a 2018 third-person shooter title from developer Dimps and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment featuring elements of action role-playing game.

Build your own customized protagonist character and jump into a virtual reality world of Gun Gale Online to face off enemies as you develop fighting skills in your own warzone and come across familiar faces from titular series as well.

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on Xbox Game Pass

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Tekken 7 | Console, Ultimate
Despite being a long-running fighting game franchise, Tekken series has been carrying out an overarching narrative that is concluded in most recent release Tekken 7 by developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment in 2017.

Newcomers may jump in with a beginner-friendly character in a newly added practice mode. On top of its very familiar gameplay mechanics and photo-realistic graphics, a vast number of customization is made accessible for each fighter.

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Tekken 7 on Xbox Game Pass

RELATED: Xbox Game Pass Adds Grand Theft Auto V

Also, don't forget to take a tour at city of Los Santos and pull off dangerous heists in 2013 action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V by developer/publisher Rockstar Games, available right now on Game Pass for consoles.

If you haven't played Just Cause 3 and LEGO City Undercover anytime soon then you can play them now before they leave Xbox Game Pass lineup later this month or purchase those at 20% discount to add in your collection forever.

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

World War Z Horde Mode Z Update Live Now

The Horde Mode Z Update for World War Z is live now with newly added game mode, special zombie and weapon skins.

Upon reaching nearly 2 million players in just a month after launch, developer Saber Interactive and publisher Mad Dog Games decided to add more content in post-launch period for their co-op zombie shooter title World War Z.

Nearing end of Q4 2019, second installment of Season 2 content update has gone live today on PC via Epic Games Store, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One including a brand-new infected type and most-requested Horde Mode feature.

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World War Z Horde Mode Z Update Live Now

RELATED: World War Z Season 2 DLC Roadmap

Halfway through second season, Horde Mode Z has debuted to put players against thousands of undeads pouring in from everywhere. Each wave is more difficult than the one you have just cleared and there are side objectives to take care of.

In between matches, it would be wise to look for resources and get your defenses up to be ready for next wave. Explore within maps to find out hidden military crates that will offer bonus rewards that you can even spend on upgrades.

RELATED: World War Z Six Skulls Update Live Now

Among available six classes, The Exterminator is well fitted at killing swarms but may be weak against special zombies. Players can switch and swap between other classes to experiment what works for them in Horde Mode Z.

Latest update will introduce a menacing new undead type known as The Bomber and it does exactly what its namesake suggests. You would better off not pushing your luck with this one and take him down from far to avoid explosion.

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World War Z Season Two Updated Roadmap

RELATED: World War Z PvPvZ Mode

Moreover, purchasing Special Operations Forces skin pack DLC will let you slay hordes in style. When final part of Season 2 update of WWZ will arrive on Q1 2020, cross-play support will finally let everyone play together over all platforms.

World War Z definitely stands out from other zombie shooters but its massive swarms are what make it a unique experience. Saber Interactive is currently working on a new Episode consists of three missions in a new location for near future.

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Darksiders: Genesis is Overpriced on Google Stadia

Google Stadia would charge $10 extra on regular price of Darksiders: Genesis and THQ deny commenting.

Latest installment of Darksiders series is a top-down hack and slash action role-playing game from developer Airship Syndicate and publisher THQ Nordic titled Darksiders: Genesis just came out on December 5, 2019 for PC and Google Stadia.

If suffering from a rocky launch last month was not bad enough for Stadia due to lack of promised features and latency issue, Genesis would cost people $10 extra on Google's cloud gaming service than it would for PC version.

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Darksiders: Genesis is Overpriced on Google Stadia

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Stadia Pro subscribers received an exclusive offer from Google of up to 50% discount on select games like Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Tomb Raider reboot from 2013 but members got no price off on Genesis purchase or pre-order.

It would cost you $39.99 to buy Darksiders: Genesis on Stadia whereas you can get a copy of at Steam for only $14.99 right now to save $25 right off the bat or get it from outlets like GOG or Humble Store at a standard price of just $29.99.

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A price difference with PC version is a very absurd idea for a service that just had a rough launch period earlier and very less to offer in terms of their game catalog, with major titles like Borderlands 3 to arrive later this year.

When reached out to THQ Nordic for comments on price variation between platforms, their representative chose not to speak on their price policy and there is clearly no indication of why Stadia would charge more for a game than other stores.

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Some players are trying to point out that console versions of games often cost more than PC release and Google is likely taking an additional $10 to follow similar pricing model but then again, Stadia is not a console at all.

Set before events from previous titles, Darksiders: Genesis is a spin-off prequel that awaits a console release on February 2020. Its plot explores a war between Heaven and Hell, featuring both Strife and War as two playable lead characters.

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Nuclear Throne and RUINER Free on Epic Games Store Now

This week, Epic Games Store offers PC version of Nuclear Throne and RUINER for free giveaway.

Following its launch back in December 2018, Epic Games decided to offer a free game each week on their digital distribution storefront Epic Games Store for a whole year and doubled down on that decision from July 2019.

By now, EGS have given out fans a total of 50 games to play on PC platform completely free of cost that they can keep and forever in their library. Today, two new exciting titles have joined latest race of freebie giveaway for this week.

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Nuclear Throne and RUINER Free on Epic Games Store Now

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In typical a post-apocalyptic plot, players are usually portrayed as last hope for humanity but roguelike shooter Nuclear Throne by Indie developer/publisher Vlambeer wants you to assume characteristics of a mutated monster.

Mankind has gone extinct long ago and Earth is now a wasteland populated with gruesome creatures. In order to push against numerous herds of enemies you can either pick some heavy weaponry or grow extra limbs using radiation.

RELATED: Red Dead Redemption 2 PC Trailer

Though Cyberpunk 2077 is coming next year and has role-playing elements in first-person perspective, you can have a somewhat similar experience in a futuristic setting of RUINER, which is a top-down shooter game.

An overhead shooter title from developer Reikon Games and publisher Devolver Digital, players take role of a masked protagonist named "Puppy", who is led by rogue hacker to eliminate a man but his objective is shifted midways.

RELATED: Zombie Army 4: Dead War Release Date

Anyone with a free account can head over to Epic Store anytime and claim these two above-mentioned games to their collection and they have only a week-long period to do so before November 14, 7:59 AM PT/10:59 AM EDT.

Epic Games Store has already announced their upcoming free game and everyone will get single player platformer title The Messenger from Devolver Digital next week that will become available on November 14, 2019.

Friday, November 1, 2019

Remnant: From the Ashes Adds Hardcore Update

Gunfire Games adds a permadeath option though latest Hardcore update for Remnant: From the Ashes.

To keep up with a growing number of player communities, third person action role-playing shooter Remnant: From the Ashes has been frequently releasing a series of free content updates since its release back in August 2019.

Recently, developer Gunfire Games and publisher Perfect World Entertainment addresses one of the most requested features in a latest patch by introducing Hardcore mode on PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms.

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Remnant: From the Ashes Adds Hardcore Update

RELATED: Remnant: From the Ashes Adds Adventure Mode

Known to most fans as Dark Souls with guns for its difficulty levels, Remnant has become more challenging that it already was. It adds permadeath to characters, which means they have only one life and are dead for real when they die.

Hardcore mode can be activated when creating a new character and they are only good as long as they are alive. When you are playing online, only other Hardcore characters with an invite can join and there is no random matchmaking.

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Stalwart World Walkers

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Fortune favors the bold and there are considerable rewards for facing off perilous challenges. You can acquire six new powerful rings by defeating Hardcore World Boss that is accessible to all modes and one more to complete the game.

Latest game mode is just one part of their entire offering such as emotes and quality of life improvements. Survivors can communicate through a Comms wheel to request for ammo, direction or even return to a World Stone.

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Remnant 2019-2020 Content Roadmap

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Following recent inclusion of Adventure Mode and Leto's Lab, more post-launch free content are being planned by Gunfire Games. Current roadmap for future has some larger updates in development for improved experience.

Remnant: From the Ashes has added permadeath option just to raise the stakes for its players a bit higher than it is and make things interesting in a way unlike many other classic arcade titles since you can still relish some rewards after death.