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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer

At this point, fans of Tomb Raider game series know the title of the game, release date and a few other things about the next entry in the franchise through a series of rumors and revealed leaks. Square Enix waited till the official time and finally released the first teaser trailer for upcoming action-adventure game Shadow of the Tomb Raider. This one is the third installment from the rebooted origin trilogy for Tomb Raider games.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer

RELATED: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date Revealed

Before talking details about this relatively short teaser trailer, let's check out the clip for upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider to intensify our hype.

What we saw in this teaser is a series of quick cuts, where Lara is seemingly running towards somewhere as some sort of solar eclipse. Some jaw-dropping mountain climbing shots by the lady is shown while gun-toting mercenaries lurking around in the depths of the jungle. We see a few shots of Mayan pyramids which means the protagonist is probably somewhere in Central America. Lara Croft's journey as an epic adventurer comes to a career defining moment in this cinematic trailer.

We already know that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released on September 14, 2018 and the game will be available across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platform. The end of the trailer has just confirmed our previous findings to be accurate, that's all. Before the game will eventually come out, fans will have the chance to test it out in three different events upon registering at the official site of Tomb Raider.

RELATED: Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

We previously assumed that since April 27 was marked as "reveal date" in official Tomb Raider website's HTML source code, it may be some sort of gameplay reveal but turns out the date is for Square Enix to drop the first official trailer for the game. Also, let's not forget that Alicia Vikander and Dominic West starring live-action Tomb Raider movie is releasing this March 16, 2018.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Details

The franchise that has ushered a new age of revolution on arcade is Capcom's fighting video game series of Street Fighter. Yes, other series like Mortal Kombat and The King of Fighters have undoubtedly contributed a lot as well. Back in December 2017, Capcom announced a collection of Street Fighter games to celebrate the upcoming 30th anniversary of the series titled Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection Details

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Below is the announcement trailer for Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection showcasing the amazing titles filled with the flavor of nostalgia for fighting game lovers.

The collection is simply an anthology of 12 glorious titles from the Street Fighter franchise since it begins in 1987. That includes the hazy designs of the first game from the series to the intense designs of the Alpha series are all packed in one combo pack. Street Fighter II Turbo: Hyper Fighting, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, Street Fighter Alpha 3 and Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike is the four titles that supports online multiplayer. You can even turn on widescreen mode in Street Fighter III: 2nd Impact.

We have a pre-release brief glimpse at the game courtesy of PlayStation Underground, as guys from Capcom plays from the 12 different games and shares insight about the release.

This one is the first official video of the gameplay of Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection where someone actually played it, if we do not include the announcement trailer as it was a few in-game footages. This collection is definitely the best conversion of the arcade versions that you've played and the developers tried their best to keep the arcade vibe as intact as possible. Hopefully, fans will be very appreciative of this attempt by Capcom.

Now, aside from all these great games and improved features, there is one unique mode in Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection for Nintendo Switch that is not possible to bring in any other platform. Formerly exclusive in Japan, a Tournament Battle mode was available for eight players by linking four Super Street Fighter II cabinets. Now you can re-create that virtual arena by connecting four Switch consoles with the 30th Anniversary Collection installed in them.

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Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection is going to come out in May 2018, for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Arguably, this one is the best way to get lost for a while in the old arcade days indulging into the fantastic charisma of the fighting game saga with all those legendary fighters. Plus, you have other features like concept arts, music archives and sprite viewers in an interactive timeline. All things that we know till now make us believe that the 30th anniversary collection is as arcade-perfect as it can get.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date Revealed

In 2013, developer Square Enix has rebooted Tomb Raider game series and from there, a new origin series begin for one of most iconic female protagonist in video games. Lara Croft returned again in 2015 with the next installment of the series, Rise of the Tomb Raider. To complete a trilogy of origin stories a third installment was on the way and it's going to be titled Shadow of the Tomb Raider according to a leak from 2016.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Release Date Revealed

A Reddit user Tripleh280, on his way to work saw someone working on a presentation for ‘Shadow of the Tomb Raider’ next to him and posted the snap on web back in 2016, which revealed the title. For a long time, there was no buzz regarding the game and we were finally about to get the first teaser tomorrow, March 15, at 6 AM PDT as it says on the official website for Tomb Raider. Aside from a diminishing crescent on a dark background, there is literally nothing else and that sign actually hints that the rumored title Shadow of the Tomb Raider to be true.

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Hint at The Rumored Title

The details regarding the upcoming title were kept under tight wraps but inspecting at the site’s HTML source code actually gave away a lot about Shadow of the Tomb Raider. We now have a release date, supported platforms and few other details ahead of time Square Enix had planned for the teaser. A Twitter user named Nibel has successfully uncovered all these data by simply looking at the source code of Tomb Raider's official website.

The guy also posted a series of Tweets and based on that what we know is that Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released on September 14, 2018 for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. That means, unlike Rise of the Tomb Raider this game won't be exclusively debuting on Xbox One before other platforms. There is a mention of April 27 as "reveal date" and our bet is that of a gameplay reveal. Square Enix however, refused to comment on any of it before the official time and date.

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Release Date Revealed by HTML Source Code

Although developer Crystal Dynamics had previously worked on the first two titles of this newly rebooted Tomb Raider series, we still are not sure yet who is in the charge of development. Currently, the developer is busy with a brand-new Avengers video game for Marvel and another untitled project. Many suggest that developer Eidos Montreal might be involved making the new Tomb Raider game.

RELATED: Tomb Raider 1+2+3 Will Be Remastered

The live-action Tomb Raider movie starring Alicia Vikander and Dominic West is coming out on March 16, 2018. The film has taken a step to reboot the series and what perfect time it is to reveal the next game of the franchise. With this third title, Tomb Raider series fans will finally have a closure on Lara's origin story.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Batman: The Enemy Within Have Two Different Endings

One thing fans of Telltale Games would agree without a doubt is that the developer has re-invented if not mastered the point-and-click adventure games of modern times and with each new releases, they prove it time after time. The studio did a great job tinkering with the established folklore of DC Comics' most iconic hero Batman in Batman: The Telltale Series in 2016 and the sequel Batman: The Enemy Within in 2017.

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Batman: The Enemy Within Have Two Different Endings

Batman: The Enemy Within is the second season of Telltale's attempt of re-creating the legends of The Dark Knight for gamers. The first season and the already released episodes of season two is doing exceptionally well so far. We all are now waiting for the season finale and it is going to be released on March 27, drawing conclusion to another thrilling chapter of Bruce Wayne/ Batman trying to save Gotham City from the rampant criminal society.

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The developers and studio is very excited about the final episode as it just doesn't give it a closure but also because this one is the greatest piece of content they have created for the series till date. Telltale's stories are different than any of the stories from DC Universe as they take a unique dig at the saga and the latest twist they added to the list is to create their own version of The Joker.

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The Pact Associates

When he was first discovered by Bruce Wayne in Arkham Asylum as a former patient named John Doe. He didn't become the Clown Prince of Crime back then but his past was anything but clouded. However, he had a deep admiration for Bruce Wayne and just wanted to be his best friend more than anything. He even introduced Bruce to The Pact, a small gang of super-criminals consisting Bane, Harley Quinn and Mr. Freeze.

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Just because John Doe was way far from becoming The Joker at that point, many actually started rooting for him. It was a very bold move from Telltale to even pitch the idea of this pale skinned and green haired individual having any sort of friendly relationship with Bruce Wayne because of many Batman fans would start ranting about it immediately but all things worked out fine in the end. Instead of beating him up and taking him back to Arkham, players tried to guide him through Bruce's character.

Since one of the nature of episodic graphic adventure games are the ending and many other aspects of a game changes depending on your actions, your approach towards John Doe in The Enemy Within will shape up his character in the endgame. Whether or not you want him to be Harley's boyfriend or bring down his criminal endeavors, it's all up to you. The way you treat him will shape The Joker of tomorrow.

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Vigilante or Villain?

The finale episode will reach to a certain point with every loose ends and John Doe will either transform into a Vigilante or Villain. If he turns out evil, then you already know that he is destined to become Batman’s arch-nemesis. The end of their friendship will set him nuts and he will wreck havoc on Gotham. Although, The Joker becoming a vigilante would like to team-up with Batman to eradicate all crime from the city.

RELATED: Batman: The Telltale Series on Nintendo Switch Out Now

We better not go any deep with this than we did, because the final episode is dropping within two weeks and you probably wouldn't like the story to be spoiled. You should play the episode titled "Same Stitch" when it is finally released for Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and mobile devices on March 27 to find out the epic conclusion yourself. The fifth episode contains three and a half hours worth of content and with a few variations of outcomes, it can be even longer.

Monday, March 12, 2018

State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition Announced

The success of the original Xbox 360 title State of Decay made the fans eagerly waiting for more and the sequel of this survival horror game, State of Decay 2 was announced by Microsoft at E3 2016. Last week, the release date for this upcoming game is revealed to be May 22, 2018 and in almost less than a week, we learned that the game will not feature micro-transactions of any sort. Recently, a Collector’s Edition has just been announced for the game.

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State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition Announced

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Release Date

State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition is a showcase of gory stuffs, perfectly reminiscent to a post-apocalyptic theme that is the core of the series. It includes an exclusive SteelBook case, a human brain-shaped stand for the SteelBook case, a full-latex zombie mask, a 4GB USB drive that is shaped like a severed thumb and a game patch. For $69.99 only, you will get all the goodies shown above except for a copy of the game.

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Since the game is relatively cheap than any other AAA titles in the market, spending $69.99 can make you a proud owner of all the undead themed cool merchandise that comes with the State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition. However, you will still lack the base game to play though. On that case, you will either have to purchase State of Decay 2 Standard Edition or Ultimate Edition to enjoy the game. You can also pre-order it from your nearest retailer.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Won't Have Micro-Transactions

You may already know that you can purchase State of Decay 2 Standard Edition only for $29.99 or can get the Ultimate Edition of the game for just $49.99 and the latter one is a better choice. Because, it will grant you four day early access to the game and State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition for console. Plus, the “Independence Pack” and “Daybreak Pack” DLC will be outright yours once they are launched.

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Now, freshen up with the E3 2017 trailer of zombie-survival game State of Decay 2 from Microsoft Studios and Undead Labs.

Before the game finally goes live on PC and Xbox One, we might get one more or two trailer from Microsoft Studios and Undead Labs. State of Decay 2 is also a part of Xbox Game Pass, which means the subscribers of the service can also enjoy the game right from launch as long as they remain a member. Also, Xbox Play Anywhere program support will allow cross-platform play for those who will buy the game digitally.

Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced

Developer Blizzard Entertainment's free-to-play online collectible card game Hearthstone is getting an expansion with 135 brand-new cards. Titled "Hearthstone: The Witchwood", this expansion is the first of 2018 that will usher Year of the Raven. Though they have not stated any specific release date for it to arrive yet, The Witchwood pack will probably drop anytime before April 30.

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Hearthstone: The Witchwood Expansion Announced

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Now check out the following clip where the game developers of Hearthstone go to the Irvine California backwoods to reveal more about The Witchwood.

The newly introduced 135 Hearthstone cards are themed on the haunted forest of Gilneas to fend off the spirits of Witchwood. There will be new type of cards and a shift from the usual gameplay mechanics to a new style. For example, if you are to build your deck with Baku the Mooneater or Genn Greymane, then you either has to own odd or even cost cards, so that the former will grant Hero Power upgrade and the latter will cost 1 Hero Power for the whole game for any class.

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New Cards and Mechanics

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The Phantom Militia has the power of Echo, which allows you to play the card many times in the same turn depending on how much mana you are packing and this one is one of the many from the set. Though Rush card Militia Commander cannot attack the opponent's hero like Charge cards, they will attack other minions on a same turn. Before the expansion goes live, claim three card packs and a random Class legendary card for free just by logging into the game.

It also launches a single-player experience called Monster Hunts and it will start within two weeks of the release of the expansion. If you have played Kobolds & Catacombs then this mode may seem familiar to Dungeon Run to you. Players collect their loot bounties to upgrade a deck upon killing the bosses following eight progressively challenging fights for staying alive and exploring further into The Witchwood.

RELATED: Blizzard Hints Diablo for Nintendo Switch

Hearthstone: The Witchwood expansion pack is priced only 49.99 and you can get a special 50 card pack bundle on pre-purchase. As an included bonus, you will also receive the exclusive In a Dark Wood card back and 20 more The Witchwood card packs. The only other thing that you will need is a Blizzard account to enjoy playing this intense collectible card game on Warcraft folklore.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

State of Decay 2 Won't Have Micro-Transactions

We live in such an age of loot-boxes and in-game purchases now that a new game from a major publisher that doesn't include the concept of micro-transactions of any sort is hard to believe. If the title happens to be one of the most-anticipated upcoming releases then it is literally unbelievable for the players. Following Sony’s God of War taking such initiative, developer Undead Labs and publisher Microsoft Studios decided to do the same with State of Decay 2.

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State of Decay 2 Won't Have Micro-Transactions

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Release Date

Whereas micro-transactions and loot boxes are a ploy to pull more money from the consumers aside from the purchase price they already paid and every other studio is pretty fond of this practice, Undead Labs took a bold move by strictly standing on the opposite way of this road. Though we don't have a direct quote but studio head of developer, Jeff Strain assures that there won't be any micro-transactions in their game.

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Despite their initial stand against the industry trend, when it was revealed that the Standard Edition of State of Decay 2 will cost you only $29.99, fans started speculating what could be the reason for this considerably low cost and the studio had to re-assure them that they are sticking to their earlier decision about loot boxes. This theory comes from the fact that the original State of Decay had a loot box "Prepper's Pack" consists of a gun, a melee weapon and an SUV available for $0.99.

RELATED: State of Decay 2 Collector’s Edition Announced

When one of Undead Labs’ live streams was overwhelmed with comments asking for their plan to compensate the low-cost, the developers had to come clean about it. Although micro-transactions and loot boxes are completely off the table for State of Decay 2, there will be some paid DLC contents just like every other games does for the players to enjoy. If you are wondering what about the cosmetic items, then probably that also falls into the same category.

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State of Decay 2 Supports Xbox Play Anywhere

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The developers do recognize that by making their game available on the market for only $29.99 was a huge risk but sinking into the infamous micro-transaction trend would be even worse for long-run. Apparently, they wanted to create a dedicated community for the game so that they all support the title and buys the upcoming expansions as well. Another reason that probably made them cautious was about the idea was the major loot box controversy of Star Wars Battlefront II from last year.

RELATED: Star Wars Battlefront II Micro-Transactions Outrage

Undead Labs and Microsoft Studios presents, State of Decay 2 will release on May 22, 2018 for PC and Xbox One. For getting your hands on exclusive items, you should place your pre-orders now. Monthly subscription of Xbox Game Pass will let you enjoy the game as well as other titles published by Microsoft from the library. Also, State of Decay 2 will be available for cross-platform play between PC and Xbox One with support from Xbox Play Anywhere program.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Announced

After rumors flying around for weeks about the newest Call of Duty game from the popular first-person shooter series to be Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Activision has finally made it official by dropping the first teaser for the game today to put all speculation to the rest for good. Though the game is still in development but at least, we've been confirmed that it actually exists and will be released this year.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Announced

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Below is the official teaser trailer for the next entry Call of Duty series from developer Treyarch and publisher Activision for you.

With Call of Duty: Black Ops 4, Treyarch is back again with their successful sub-series for the franchise and we are expecting an improved experience from the title. There are not many details to start with but there will be a special event on May 17, when Activision will reveal more about the game on public. Black Ops 4 also breaks a long-running Call of Duty cycle of trilogies for the first time.

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The official logo of the game mysteriously styled as Black Ops IIII instead of Black Ops 4 and we still have no clue why! People started losing it when NBA star James Harden was first spotted with a cap that had the same Black Ops IIII logo and the hint was not missed by the keen eyes of the fans worldwide. Almost at the same time, Call of Duty: Black Ops III received a new update and people took that as a sign for a possible sequel, which eventually came true.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 Release Date

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Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 will be released on October 12, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Although video games journalist Marcus Sellers, who previously announced about the game, also stated that the Black Ops 4 will also be ported to Nintendo Switch later but since Activision has yet to confirm on that point.